So, I've done some looking, and here's my adding on to the suggested theory that Amon is only using some advanced form of chi-blocking. An anonymous contributer pointed out that Amon jabs at the Light Chakra on the forehead as though he were performing chi-blocking. This chakra is blocked by illusions, so maybe this is the illusion that benders cannot bend anymore? This would tie into Korra needing to become more spiritual. The ancient lion turtle said that energybending tests the "true heart" and "true mind" of a person, referring to the hand placement. The chakra page points out that chakras and chi are often complementary to one another.
But let's say for a minute that he actually has learned the art of energybending. I don't think that mea…
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