Guru Pathik explaining chakras to Aang.

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 means he takes people's bending

Aang energybending for the first time, taking away Fire Lork Ozai's bending.

away for good, nor can an Avatar take away bending for good. The energybending page says that its capabilities are not fully understood, and can either impart knowledge OR take someone's bending. If you all remember when Aang was on the ancient lion-turtle, it USED energybending in order to teach Aang the art. So, could this maybe signify that energybending, while being able to take bending, can also give it back or create the knowledge? Korra would still need to become more spiritual, and learn energybending, in order to give former benders their lost bending.

So, comments?

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