Think it came at the same time as some other korra-trainer games. As the element of freedom, airbenders use their capability to bend unencumbered by the ground or any other environmental factors and use their own momentum as a weapon, evading attacks with astounding agility to tire their opponents out or building up massive inertia for explosive gusts of wind to make their counterattacks finishing moves. In the case of mixed marriages, the children may be benders of either element if they are benders at all; for example, firebender and earthbender are brothers with parents from the Fire Nation and the Earth Kingdom. As the element of power, firebenders have to be able to maintain a constant source of energy and balance in battle, unleashing a volley of direct, successive attacks. Korra also used the art to create a spiritual projection of herself within the and battle the. One important known factor in determining the likelihood of a person to inherit bending abilities is the genetic history of the family. Firebending's relatively simple and direct style contrasts the complex and changing style of waterbending.
Likewise, having one or two bending parents is no guarantee to inherit bending skills, as and , Aang and Katara's eldest son, were born a nonbender despite having two bending parents. A notable feature of special firebenders is an ability to create a hotter, blue fire; was the only known firebender who demonstrated this extra-powerful flame. Energybending allows the user to remove other people's bending abilities, such as when Avatar Aang used it to strip and of their abilities, or restore them after a bender had their abilities blocked by , demonstrated when Aang used it to restore Avatar 's bending from 's damage, and Korra used it to restore 's earthbending. And then the hype I felt when looking for the most recent version and discovering F95. It is a highly dangerous technique; if one's own energy is impure and therefore bendable, the practitioner will be consequently destroyed.
However, other bending affiliated groups exist, such as the for waterbending and the for firebending. Another notable variable is the population size of the country: for example, the Earth Kingdom is the most populous nation, but has the smallest percentage of benders relative to total population among the. The fifth bending art, , is unlike the other four in that little physical action is required to direct the bending itself. The opposite of waterbending is firebending, with its relatively stagnant, direct philosophy. Energybending, on the other hand, is concerned with the manipulation of the energy itself and is able to remove or grant bending abilities. Look at all those sweet muscles.
As the element of change, waterbenders can fluidly and quickly alternate from defense to offense, from a wall of ice to a jet of water, turning their opponent's strength against them. The only case of any one person being able to bend multiple elements is the , who has the ability to practice all five bending arts. Airbending's opposite is earthbending and the confrontational style that serves as its foundation. A person is able to bend when they extend the influence of their chi beyond the body to interact with the environment. Each element is also associated with a particular in the world; the corresponds with , the with , the with , and the with. After the art was almost from existence, the only airbender left was Avatar , until his son, , and three grandchildren later inherited the ability.
After the departure of the lion turtles, the acquisition of bending abilities became dependent on a large number of factors and complex variables; inheritance patterns are not well understood by the people of the World of Avatar. Like waterbenders, earthbenders gain an advantage or disadvantage in battle based on the amount of earth around them, though the conditions are not as extreme. Spirituality is also an important aspect of bending inheritance. However, as they returned, they were supposed to return this power to the creature. Though each nation is affiliated to a specific bending art, not all citizens from any nation, with the exception of the Air Nomads, are born with the ability to bend an element. For a long time, disciplines of firebending were taught to be fueled by hatred, as opposed to the original source.
The four elemental bending arts are all dependent on the energy, or , within the human body, relying on its flow through the body to manipulate a specific element. While an individual with a strong family history in bending is most likely to become skilled in the art, a person with little genetic basis can also become a skilled bender through hard work, though it will require significantly more practice than someone with a good genetic history. Retrieved on August 12, 2013. Waterbending is the element of change, and its season is winter. It was pretty decent tbh. On the other hand, it is also possible for someone with a strong genetic basis to go about their entire life without ever developing a true ability in bending, because of a poor spiritual upbringing or lack of fervor in practice. It is for this reason that all Air Nomads, the most spiritual community in the World of Avatar, were airbenders.
Due to its solar affinity, firebending is stronger during the day and at its full power at noon, but completely ineffective during a. The four elemental bending arts are based on the four classical elements, water, earth, fire, and air, and each is manipulated through certain martial art styles which are reminiscent of the qualities of the element itself. The sub-skills for firebending are , and lightning. Energybending Main article: to strip him of his bending. . In even rarer cases, benders are able to perform their bending without the aid of any physical movement at all, by instead using sheer focus and force of will, a skill known as psychic bending. It can be considered a recessive gene, since it is possible for a person to inherit bending skills even if they have two nonbending parents, as in the cases of Katara and Toph.
Waterbending concentrates on the flow of energy and focuses less on strength and more on turning the opponent's own energy against them. Unlike other benders who depend on external sources of their elements to bend, firebenders can create fire using their internal heat source in addition to controlling already existent flames. I can still remember the hype I felt. However, to counter waterbending's ineffectiveness during a lunar eclipse, waterbenders gain immense power during the peak of the full moon. Waterbending Main article: is a master.
While a bender's victory in battle depends on their skill or ingenuity, waterbenders, unlike other benders, gain a serious advantage or disadvantage depending on the amount of water around them, although highly skilled waterbenders can draw water from anywhere; they can draw humidity from the air and bend the water in living things, especially plants. Because of their element's stability and its stress on neutral jing, earthbenders stand their ground, absorbing or intercepting attacks until they completely overwhelm their opponents. It existed in the and the four bending arts, though was considered lost. While bending is traditionally performed through the motions of one's hands and feet, certain benders are able to effectively manipulate their element with only minimal movement of their body, such as by using just their head or torso. A versatile element, it is unique in the sense that the original bender of the element was not an animal, but rather the. During the , people could request a to grant them control over an element.