I feel like the writers dug themselves into a hole with this series. They created a villain who was at once a physical and metaphysical threat. Amon personified a revolution backed by reasonable ideology (the inherent inequality between benders and non-benders). Even if he were physically defeated, the message he preached would live on. The revolution itself would be impossible to quell without the Avatar convincing the people that there was no need for revolution through sound logic or resorting to some kind of genocide. Neither of these options are possible however because the revolution's ideology is sound in principle and because, being a children's show and a good show, genocide is uncalled for. So how can the Avatar possibly pr…Read more >
In the world of Avatar, knowledge of chemistry is confined to the traditional ancient Chinese/Greek four element system. However, the existence of metalurgy and biological life forms hints at the presence of more than four elements. Perhaps fire, air, earth, and water only describe the four bending disciplines but not the full spectrum of elements present in the Avatar universe. I understand that what I am leading into falls completely inside the realm of fanon but I think it is a concept worth exploring. I might be the only one excited about a periodic table of elements in the Avatar universe but one can at least consider the possiblities.
I recently joined this site at read through several works of fanon based on bending in the modern…Read more >