muchadoaboutallthethings asked: Do you think Bolin is able to lava bend because his parents are one earthbender and one firebender? Also, do you think that means Mako has the potential to lava bend?
unfortunately i dont think mako will be able to lavabend i think thats an earth bender thing?? well the idea that it takes a fire-bender and a earth-bender to produce a lava bender is just mind-fucking-blowing! and makes lava bending all the more fascinating!! plus whose to say anything! as far as we’re concerned ghazan had fire/earth benders for parents!
It’s entirely possible, and entirely awesome, that genetics can play a role in not just what someone can bend but how, as well. Wasn’t the reason Azula could make hotter blue flames given that she was a descendant of both the Fire Nation royal family and Avatar Roku (via her mother)?
And just like in genetics, it seems to be all up to chance; not all bending parents will produce a bender, not all fire-earth unions will create a lavabender, not all royal-fire-nation-avatar-descended benders get blue flames (sorry Zuko).
So follow up question. Do either of you think that there are other combination bending skills out there that we haven’t seen yet?
I dunno, like, water and earth making quicksand bending. Or, air and water creating weather bending?
I dunno, maybe I’m really stretching it now.
quick sand bending sounds totally awesome and legit ? also i think waterbending and airbending make cloudbending (katara and aang).
hmm..im thinking that all four elemnts could produce glass bending? i dunno
glassbending sounds reasonably legit - earthbending to control the movement of the molten sand, firebending to create the heat, airbending to cool when necessary.
Personally, I think earthbending has limits we haven’t even touched. We know earthbenders can control coal from ATLA. Coal is essentially pure carbon. Would it then be possible for earthbenders to control/create carbon-fibre like materials? If earthbenders can control sand, which is essentially pure silicon (silicon oxide, technically) could they then create semiconductors, and silicon based materials such as those found in modern computer chips?
Also, what exactly are the limits of metalbending? Could you physically alter the carbon content of the metals (adding/extracting earth), to produce desired properties?
There are extremely few scientific limits in the ATLA/LOK universe. We know that the technology exists to harvest lightning from firebenders - presumably some kind of battery technology. Once you have essentially unlimited energy, there’s very little you can’t achieve.
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