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August 11, 2010
  • Namol

    Many people, including many who love the show, often point out that Energybending is a massive Deux Ex Machina (for those who don't know, Deus Ex Machina means "god from the machine", basically a convenient plot device pulled out of thin air). While energybending certainly fits the definition, I don't find it to be offensive for a few reasons. At least it isn't remarkably timely Eagles coming out of the sky to save everyone at the last second....(and yes, I love LorR).

    First of all, the idea of a "World Turtle" imparting some ancient knowledge on the Hero to aid him/her in the quest is a reocurring theme in the genre, so I was not surprised when the Lion Turtle imparted some ancient and long lost knowledge to Aang.

    Secondly, I think it is th…

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