Thus far in ATLA and LOK, we’ve seen people escape from bloodbending three times - Katara in The Puppetmaster, and both Aang and Amon in Out of the Past. From these times, we can conclude that there are at least two confirmed ways to escape the hold of a bloodbender.
Note: this is written in support of the theory I wrote last night, so it’s probably a good idea to read that first.
So, we saw the first images from the finale today! You can find the trailer here.
Theories about “Turning the Tides”, “Skeletons in the Closet”, “Endgame”, bloodbending, Amon, and the Avatar Spirit itself under the cut.
A couple of people have said that, actually, and I think that makes sense! I said it was Katara because I figured it would have to be someone who wasn’t being bloodbent themselves, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to be Aang instead. It seemed to me like Aang had been forced to hold still in the middle of reaching out to Yakone, since Yakone was looking at him and laughing. And then when Yakone’s eyes go all funky, it looks like he’s facing forward again.
I love it when people ramble at me! It makes my day. No worries!
As of this morning’s episode, I think I’ve been able to piece together what happened 42 years prior to the events of The Legend of Korra.
Okay, no. Deep breaths. Maybe it’s not what I think it is! Maybe it’s actually someone reflecting on the deeper philosophical implications of Katara seeing herself in the reincarnation of her husband. Somehow. Or maybe they’re asking who would be a better team in a fight. Or -
Earth. Fire. Air. Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the hundred year war. Avatar Aang and Firelord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations: a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live and thrive in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly his time in this world came to an end, and, like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.
Dammit, I miss these guys.