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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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