And here is one for the equalists and the Lieutenant.
There are two things that give me hope for both:
- One, the voice actor for the lieutenant is much too prominent and well known in comparison to the amount of dialogue he was given in the first season (seems a waste).
- The Avatar crew seems to love throwing in plot ideas that are not very prominent or obvious. And at the moment a lot of people assume that the equalist issue is mostly done.
At the end of the day this whole “bending is hereditary” slant in LOK annoys me no end. What the heck is this only Tenzin’s kids can be airbenders rubbish!? What were there before the first benders? What’s about all the non-bending parents of benders? That they have taken this line had better be a faint for a plot in season two… Otherwise they can forget about soul bending… I don’t remember the soul and spirit being a part of your genetic make-up… If anything it is about attitude, character and all those things which are learnable, changeable and definitely not genetic or tied to your physique.
The equalists better be back, otherwise my faith in their skill as writers has diminished… If bending is as genetic as they seem to imply, then arm and free the masses, and if absolutely necessary, bring on the war…
The spirits didn’t make all people equal, the equalists did!
As for the characters in the comic, I deliberately placed non-benders against benders of the same background to show that the overriding loyalties to the old nations are waning, this is about something bigger! And as for the female air-nomad acolyte, I would say they have the biggest beef of all, I would say Tenzin and Aang put in too little effort to find new air benders, seemingly preferring to keep the secret squarely in their family to their own benefit. What are the acolytes hoping for? To one day possibly hook up with a member of the Tenzin household to have their children become benders?
The whole thing smacks of “writers convenience” to me. I just hope that I am pleasantly surprised.
I doubt most people will care for this, but this is for the few who do, the ones that go for the underdog and the commoner.
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