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11 Terrifying Implications Of Bending From Avatar: The Last Airbender

Updated February 5, 2021 27.0k votes 3.8k voters 303.1k views11 items

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Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are both animated shows for kids. It isn't hard to see, though, that the implications of bending are incredibly terrifying. Benders are powerful fighters who can easily cause lethal harm even with the slightest mistake.

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    Airbenders Can Create Vacuums And Reduce Pressure In A Room - Bursting Vessels

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    When Zaheer eliminates the Earth Queen, he creates a vacuum around her head, the sudden loss of pressure causing immediate effects around her eyes. He masterfully manipulates the air around her and causes intense physical damage without using any force.

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    Bloodbending Can Twist Your Internal Organs

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    Considering how delicate the internal organs are, bloodbending can cause irreparable damage if there is a single misstep. So much of the internal body is made out of water that it's easy for a waterbender to accidentally twist an internal organ in a way that renders the person lifeless.

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    Airbenders Can Breathbend

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    We are accustomed to seeing airbenders as pacificts. However, we should acknowledge that Monk Gyatso was somehow able to defeat an entire Fire Nation Army by himself before passing. Zaheer easily rips the air out from the Earth Queen's lungs and demonstrates the truly lethal implications of an airbender.

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    Earthbending Can Bury You Alive

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    In order to trigger the Avatar State, General Fong sinks Katara into the ground. Initially, he loosens up the ground just enought to lock her legs down. However, he later drops Katara entirely through the ground. Even as a powerful waterbender, Katara could not stop being buried alive.

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