The fandom when Bryke gives us screen shots
Nothing… I just wanted to draw some dorky makorra moments… Hope you like it. :P
(You can imagine this at any moment in story line. I don’t care if Mako is with Korra or with Asami or alone at this point)
This is what Makorra has done to me >.>
Q:In The Last Airbender we have always been told that the people learned bending from the original benders, which were animals. Like the dragon was the original firebender. And then in TLoK they show us the giant lionturtles gave men the power to bend.
They gave men the power to CREATE fire, not the power to bend it. Firebending itself didn’t exist until he learned it from the dragon spirit, and mankind did not learn firebending until they studied the dragons. It’s the same thing as saying that the Chinese weren’t the original kung fu masters because people punched each other in the days before China.
It’s the same thing as saying that the Chinese weren’t the original kung fu masters because people punched each other in the days before China.
Never have I seen this non-issue explained so masterfully!
I’ll never understand the confusion. I’ll also never understand people telling writers what they can and cannot do with their own mythology. How entitled can you be?
Especially when the writers build their mythology so carefully. Not once, in the entire two-episode flashback that explains the origins of bending and the Avatar, do we hear the words “bending” or “Avatar.” All of that—the titles, the Four Nations, the animal masters (except for Wan’s spirit dragon), the whole cultural edifice of bending—came later, built up over the millennia.
I was rewatching “The Boy in the Iceberg” recently, and when Aang asks Katara whether she’s a waterbender, she tells him "Not yet"—even though we’ve just seen her telekinetically making water move. When Aang leaves without her in the next episode, she angrily tells Gran Gran, “There goes my one chance of becoming a waterbender!”—as though she isn’t one already. So right from the first episodes of the first series, the writers were drawing a distinction between merely moving water and waterbending. Not only is this a case of the creators being able to change things if they want to—it’s not even a change from the first series, only a further explanation.
Right! And not once in ATLA did they say people got the ability to control elements from the bending masters. What really kills me is that the characters explain everything. if people would just listen to the dialogue they would understand. They showed Wan learning to bend from the dragon. They had characters say they’ve never seen anyone use fire like it was an extension of themselves before. Why are people lost?
Then they were upset that people could “suddenly” bend in the spirit world. I just sat here like ???? Tenzin said Korra and Jinora wouldn’t be able to bend because they were leaving their physical bodies behind (just like Aang did). Unalaq says plain as day “if you had entered through the spirit world , you could do this (bending) too” (I’m paraphrasing I think). Why is anyone confused?