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Default The Elemental Benders [Avatar Club]


Hi everyone, Duncan here makin a group which will most likely fail, but here it is.

The Legend of The Avatar
Avatar: The Last Airbender takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilization is divided into four nations—the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation. Within each nation exists an order called "Benders" who have the ability to manipulate their native element. These Bending arts combine a certain style of martial arts and elemental mysticism. The Bending types are Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending.[11]

In each generation of the show's internal universe, one person is capable of Bending all four elements; this being is referred to in the show as the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. When the current Avatar dies, they are reincarnated into a baby native in the next of the four nations in the Avatar Cycle, which parallels the seasons: winter for water, spring for earth, summer for fire, and autumn for air.[12] While legend holds that the Avatar must master the elements in order, starting with their native element, this can sometimes be compromised when the situation requires it. Learning to bend the element opposite one's native element is extremely difficult because opposing Bending arts are based on opposing fighting styles and disciplines. Firebending and Waterbending are opposites, as are Earthbending and Airbending.[13]

The Avatar also possesses a unique power that resides within them, called the Avatar State. This is a defence mechanism that empowers the Avatar with the knowledge and abilities of all the past Avatars. When an Avatar enters the Avatar state, their eyes and tattoos begin to glow. If an Avatar is killed in the Avatar State, then the reincarnation cycle will be broken, and the Avatar cycle will end.[14]

Through the ages, countless incarnations of the Avatar have served to keep the four nations in harmony and maintain world order.[11] The Avatar also serves as the bridge between the physical world and the Spirit World[15]

A century prior to the series' opening, Aang, a 12-year-old Airbender of the Air Nomads' Southern Air Temple, learned from the elder monks that he was the Avatar. Usually, the Avatar is told of his or her true identity after turning sixteen; however, the monks feared that a war between the four nations was on the horizon and that soon the Avatar would be required to maintain balance and order in the world. Shortly thereafter, the monks decreed that Aang would be separated from his guardian, Monk Gyatso, and sent to the Eastern Air Temple to complete his training.

Confused, frightened, and overwhelmed by these recent events and his new responsibilities as the Avatar, Aang fled from his home on his flying bison, Appa. While traveling over frigid southern ocean waters, a sudden storm caused Appa to plunge deep into the sea. Threatened with drowning, Aang unconsciously entered the Avatar State, and used Airbending and Waterbending to encase himself and Appa in an ice bubble, forcing them into a state of suspended animation. The ocean currents propelled the bubble into the icy waters surrounding the South Pole, where it could not thaw, and instead formed into an iceberg. [12]

The series opens one hundred years later, with the Fire Nation on the brink of victory in its imperialist war. All Air Nomads are believed dead. The Water Tribes are in crisis — the Southern Water Tribe's warriors have left to wage war, leaving their home defenseless, while the Northern Water Tribe, though largely intact, is continually on the defensive.[16] The vast Earth Kingdom is now the only true barrier to the Fire Nation's world conquest, but as the Fire Nation continues to encroach on its borders and conquer its territories, hopes of victory grow bleaker with each passing year.

Two teenage siblings from the Southern Water Tribe — Katara, an inexperienced Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka, a warrior and caretaker of the tribe — discover and free Aang and Appa from the iceberg. Aang soon discovers to his horror that, during his absence, a century-long war has been waged. The very year he vanished, Fire Lord Sozin, then-ruler of the Fire Nation, took advantage of both the Avatar's absence and the Firebending-enhancing powers of a passing comet (later named "Sozin's Comet" in his honor) to launch a war on the other nations.[17] To Aang's shock and disbelief, the Fire Nation's opening gambit had been a genocidal assault on the Air Nomads. The Air Temples were stormed and the Airbenders slaughtered in the Fire Nation's effort to break the Avatar Cycle, leaving Aang as the last known Airbender in existence.[12]

As the Avatar, Aang's duty is to restore harmony and peace to the four nations. Along with his newly discovered friends Katara and Sokka, his flying bison Appa and his winged lemur Momo, and later the blind Earthbender Toph, Aang travels the world to master all four elements. During his quest, he must constantly avoid being captured by the banished Prince Zuko and, later, Zuko's deceptive sister, Princess Azula.

Although normally years of disciplined training are required to master a single Bending art, Aang must become a master of all four and defeat Fire Lord Ozai by summer's end, when the return of Sozin's Comet will give the Firebenders the power to win the war. If these events come to pass, not even the Avatar will possess the ability to restore balance to the world.


The Characters
Aang (Mitchel Musso in the unaired pilot, Zach Tyler Eisen onwards) is the fun-loving, 12-year-old (chronologically 112-year-old) protagonist of the series. He is the current incarnation of the Avatar, the spirit of the planet manifested in human form. As the Avatar, Aang must master all four elements to bring peace to the world and balance to the four Nations.[19] A reluctant hero, Aang openly admits that he would rather be searching for adventure and making new friends than saving the world. Aang's energetic nature, childish na´vete and innate distractibility render him mildly oblivious to both the world around him and the feelings of others. However, over the course of the series, Aang's experiences gradually mature him as he grows into his role as Avatar.


Katara (Mae Whitman) is a 14 year old Waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe. As a result of targeted Fire Nation raids, she is the only remaining Waterbender in the South Pole. Katara discovers and frees Aang, and with her older brother Sokka, accompanies him on his quest to defeat the Fire Lord and bring peace to the war-torn nations. Katara is kind, responsible and particularly motherly, a trait she developed after her own mother was killed in a Fire Nation attack. Though an apt leader,[20] she can be overbearing and stubborn.[21] In spite of her kind nature, she also has a temper, which, when combined with her idealism and impressive waterbending skills, can be quite destructive.


Sokka (Jack DeSena) is a 15-year-old warrior of the Southern Water Tribe who, with his younger sister Katara, accompanies Aang on his quest to defeat the Fire Lord. The joker of the group, Sokka describes himself as "meat-loving" and "sarcastic."[13] Unlike his companions, Sokka cannot bend an element. However, the series frequently grants him opportunities to demonstrate his true gifts: ingenuity and use of weapons. He takes great pride in his mental and physical strength, though it is often overshadowed by others' ability to bend. He is extremely clever, relying on science where the mystical and martial arts elude him (thus, giving him great advantage as strategist), though his immature manner often causes others to underestimate his intellect.


Toph Bei Fong (Jessie Flower) is a 12-year-old, blind Earthbender who leaves her wealthy family and home to join Aang on his quest in order to teach him earthbending. Though blind, Toph "sees" with Earthbending through her foot soles, feeling vibrations in the ground that objects make when they are moving. Using this method, she eventually learns how to bend metal, a knowledge which may be unique to her. Toph has lived a largely sheltered life due to overprotective parents, which makes her somewhat selfish, sarcastic, and, at times, bitter and arrogant. She does not hesitate to speak her mind and is bluntly truthful. With the presence of friends, Toph gradually becomes less abrasive, and learns what it means to be part of a team.


Prince Zuko (Dante Basco) is the exiled 16-year-old prince of the Fire Nation and original primary antagonist of the series. Zuko was obsessed with capturing the Avatar in his quest to restore his honor and redeem himself in the eyes of his father, Fire Lord Ozai, who deems him a complete failure. The most defining aspect of his appearance is the scar over his left eye, which he received during a forced Agni Kai with Ozai.[22] As a result of his traumatic life, including the disappearance of his beloved mother Ursa, Zuko is temperamental, bitter, and cold to others. However, he is positively influenced by both the presence of his Uncle Iroh and his time in exile. Over time, Zuko struggles to deal with his anger, self-pity, and familial relationships, while growing sympathetic to the peoples his nation has terrorized.


Princess Azula (Grey DeLisle) is the 14 year-old-princess of the Fire Nation, Zuko's younger sister, and one of the major antagonists of the series. Cruel and self-centered since her early youth, Azula is manipulative, sadistic and a self-admitted monster. She has no qualms about bullying and threatening her relatives or her underlings, reserving any familial loyalty for her father, who favors her. As a ruthless firebending prodigy, and one of the few Firebenders shown to generate lightning, Azula is a dangerous opponent. [14]


General Iroh (Mako in seasons 1 and 2, Greg Baldwin onwards) is a retired Fire Nation general and Prince Zuko's uncle. Iroh is the older brother of Fire Lord Ozai and was the original heir to the throne of the Fire Nation.[23] A powerful Firebender of great renown and respect (he is known as the Dragon of the West), he looks upon Zuko as a son more than as a nephew, especially after the loss of his own son, Lu Ten. On the surface, Iroh is a cheerful and kind old man whose hobbies include drinking tea, playing Pai Sho, and singing. But underneath the exterior, remains a competent warrior and devoted surrogate parent. Much older, more powerful and more experienced than the other main characters, Iroh chooses to take a less active role in the affairs of the series, acting as more of a mentor and guide to Zuko.


Our Goal
To help Avatar:The Last Airbender get better and become as good as it's competitors, like Naruto.
Also, to keep every member posted on all the new episodes, media, ect.
(Yes, very short)


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Novice Bender:(Usually the most common one, and is a bit better than Normal ppl)
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- SymbioteJazz
- Oats (Psychic Oats)
- Oppey (operative123)
- DOD (Danny)
- Chaos (Chaos_Dude)
- Nick
- poke123
- Liya

Learning Bender:(Also kind of common, is in the middle of mastering and beggining bending)
- Eerie
- Kei

Master Bender:(Kinda rare, but is a master bender, and has the power to accept people into the club. They DO NOT have the power to reject people)
None

Element Bender:(Rare, and is the stage of perfecting all the elements. Also has the power to accept, and the power to reject.)
- Khajmer (Eveeking929) TEMPORARILY

Fully Realized Avatar:(Ultra Rare, and is mastered, and polished each element. Has the power of the Element Bender, and the ability to add people to the notty list.)
Duncan (Poke Master)


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