Avatar: Every Different Type of Bending Featured In The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender features four main types of bending: fire, earth, water, and air - but each of them have their own unique specialities as well. Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on Cartoon Network from 2005-2008, is one of the most beloved animated shows of all time, and is now finding new fans after being added to Netflix. The show takes place in a world where some people are born with the ability to "bend," or manipulate one of four elements.
The show's protagonist, Aang, is a uniquely gifted being called the Avatar, who is only born once in a generation and has the ability to control all four elements, not just the one of the nation they were born in. Together with Water Tribe siblings Katara and Sokka, blind Earth Kingdom prodigy Toph, and (in season 3) troubled Fire Nation Prince Zuko, Aang embarks on a quest to bring peace to the four nations.
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Bending is one of the core elements of the show, but there are more than just the four basic types of bending. Each type - fire, earth, water, and air - has its own unique subset of bending-related abilities that help both in and out of combat, including everything from lightning generation to healing. Here's the complete list of each type of bending ability featured on Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The first category of bending is airbending, the power set belonging to the Air Nomads. We find out via ...
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