It is important to draw wisdom from different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.
If you haven’t been on the Avatar hype-train then I don’t really know what you’ve been doing with your life. Hanging out with friends, travelling overseas and buying a new house is cool and all but have you seen air-bending? You NEED to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender to understand what the heck an Air-bender is. Then, you’ll finally be able to appreciate the finer things in life instead of having a social life. Ew.
After Aang destroyed Ozai and ended the 100 year war, he settled down with Katara and had 3 kids. My boy Aang wasn’t just clapping air, he was clapping cheeks as well lol. He was able to buy a patch of land in the earth kingdom and with the help of Zuko, they created Republic City, a place where benders from across the globe can live together in harmony. It was great seeing the last season’s characters and references such as the cabbage guy’s son become successful, but that’s not the point here people! We’re here to see how the first Avatar came to be! NOT MY CABBAGE CORP!!!
Aang died relatively young, only at the age of 66 as a result of being trapped in an iceberg whilst in the avatar state, which drained his life energy. He was then reincarnated as Korra, the daughter of the Southern Water Tribe chief. We can see that she was special from a very young age lol. But then there comes a question. If Aang was reincarnated as Korra, then who was the very first Avatar?
We travel wayyyyyyy back in time to meet a guy called Wan. This was the time when humans and spirits were living in the same world. Humans had to live on on the back of Turtle Lions to be protected from the wild spirits. The turtle lions had the ability to grant people bending abilities of basic elements such as fire, water, earth and wind. The humans were granted one of these power for protection during their hunting trips outside of the Lion Turtles back.
Wan was a curious and sneaky person. He decides to tag along a hunting party and ditches them after receiving the fire bending powers from the Lion Turtle. Wann gets lost in the woods and has a series of mishaps in the forrest full of spirits. He comes across a small community of spirits and had to cross a small bridge just like Spirited Away, where there is a bridge keeper. You smell like a humannnnnnn. Well no shit Mr.Bunny thats because he is lol
Wan somehow convinces the spirits to let him stay after kicking some fire-benders butts. He learns the true way of fire-bending from the dragons, which I believe is the same dragon that Aang and Zuko trained under? Don’t quote me on that lol. Wann trains hard and becomes an excellent fire-bender. He now continues on his quest to find the other Lion Turtles to gain more bending abilities.
Along his journey he comes across two great spirits, Vatuu and Raava. The two great spirits were fighting with each other. These two giant kites are essentially the light and dark, yin and yang of the spirit world. What could have easily been mistaken as touching tips, the two great spirits were fighting over control of the world. Just as they were about to finish with their business, Wann comes in and interrupts and separates their tips with his mighty fire-bending. Cock-block much Wann.
Vatuu is now free to roam the earth and negatively influence the other spirits while Raava is reduced to a weakened state and has to live in a tea pot LMAO. Raava and Wan team up and continue their journey to find the remaining bending abilities. They were able to collect the air-bending power from the Air Lion Turtle, but because no human had ever been able to hold two powers at the same time, Raava had to hold onto it for him.
Raava eventually gave the air bending power to Wann once his training was completed by passing through his body to combine their energies. They went onto collecting the water and earth bending powers from the water and earth Lion Turtles. At this stage, Wann has yet to become the avatar because he does not have full control over the elements yet.
As Harmonic Convergence drew near, Raava and Wann enters the spirit portal to fight Vaatu. The fight proved to be a little too much for Wann as Vaatu was way too OP. As harmonic convergence began, Wann placed his hand onto the spirit portal to bind with Raava’s spirit permanently. It is this bond between Raava’s spirit that creates the very first Avatar and the Avatar State that we love. And throughout the reincarnations, Raava’s spirit resides in new Avatar’s spirit which is pretty much how the Avatar Cycle started and continues on.
Asami Waifu is the best ❤