absinthe_spoons wrote:TEGtheAvatar wrote:Just because someone is a non-bender doesn't mean they can't take down a bender (it's difficult, but not impossible). Mai and Ty Lee aren't benders and how many times have they pwned entire legions of benders?
I didn't say they couldn't. Some average bender, yes. Aang? Katara? Toph? Nooo. We spent all of A:tLA establishing how powerful they are, how they could take on whole armies of benders and not only survive but win. To start out A:TLoK by saying they got taken out by a bunch of Jets, it negates the characterization of their power, and as I said before, it's insulting.
I couldn't agree more, even Azula couldn't defeat Katara, Ty Lee stood against her because she was distracted with Mae, Ty Lee wouldn't be able to face Toph certainly, not to talk about Aang... This non-bender and even Azula characters had a chance when masters like the gaang were tired like in ''The Chase" episoe or when Sozin's Comet appeared. But still, no doubt they're powerful and Azula, man, she's b*tchy.
But talking about the anti-benders movement. This might happen just because of the power they have. The unbalance between benders and non-benders may have caused a rebellion, a little bit like X-Men, humans are against mutants because they're afraid of their capabilities. Mutants still have the power and no human armies could defeat them but they sort of look like alone and weak in the middle of a world of prejudice. The same could happen with the Avatar world.
And of course we'll see characters from the past, at least Aang, he is Korra's Avatar guide remember. The rest of them can be related to Aang telling his memories to Korra, like in the "Avatar and the Firelord" episode.