Ozai’s hands are shown in a double abhaya mudra.The abhaya mudra is a
“Gesture of Fearlessness” or “Blessing”. Which, I guess, form Ozai’s point of view makes a twisted kind of sense. He is blessing the world with the progress of industrialization, and later with fire …
Ozai is standing on a lotus. The lotus flower does symbolize enlightenment in Buddhist teachings. Does that mean Ozai is supposed to be enlightened? Well, if you look closer you can see that his lotus is rooted in black flames and is covered in flames itself. If there is any enlightenment to be had it is through fire. Quite literally, if we take the finale into account.
Each Fire Lord’s portrait depicts their achievements during their reign. Sozin has the comet and his legacy (the history scroll), Ozai the cogs and furnaces of industrialization, as well as more flames than anyone else. Interesting, though, is that he is not depicted with the comet, even though it occurs during his reign and he plans to use it to conquer/destroy the world.
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again, Someone post it faster then me. 囧… it’s alright.
I know Ozai and Zula, their relationship is very complicated late.
and I went through a delicated relationship with my father too.
Just wish I could turn back time to when he was still the all mighty father and I was his little princess.
anyway, happy OZ’s father’s day!
Alright gang, there’s something I want to talk about in the Avatar Universe: the fact that most father figures in both shows have been evil/corrupt/problematic. On the flip side, almost all the mother figures have been cast as sainted sacrifices, as many of them have been murdered (fridged???). That’s a lotta parental issues tbh! Let’s take a look.
((Gifs ahoy, kind of a long read but not really. I really did try to be brief, but there is SO much to talk about! None of the gifs are mine))
Legend of Korra | Book 1: Air - “Turning the Tides”x10
Avatar Parallels: Broken Families
“Where. Is. My. Mother?”
Can I say something about this scene really quick?
I remember watching the premiere of the final episode, with high hopes of a great closure. Oh, and did we get it. The climatic battle had my sister and I’s noses plastered on the screen, never blinking once.
And then, it was over.
I gotta admit it, I was scared that they were just gonna end it with some ambiguous conclusion. Every time the scene transitioned, I would yell, “OH THANK GOD IT’S NOT DONE YET.”
So we have Zuko’s coronation, and the famous Kataang kiss closing up such a great show.
…and then we have this scene.
Although it’s highly likely that the answer to Ursa’s whereabouts will be revealed in the near future, part of me still thinks that…there was another reason why Bryke put this in there.
This was the series finale. End of the story. So why add another cliffhanger?
…because Bryke wanted to let us know that they weren’t done yet. They still had more ideas, and they still wanted us to be invested in the story. They had much more in store planned ahead.
I know that there may be other reasons why this scene was added, we may never know, or this was just their plan from the start, but I personally think that this odd scene was just a hint at things to come. That Bryke wasn’t finished. I just love to think about it this way ‘cause for so long we were kinda left out in the blank, with only the live-action movie to look forward too.
Idk, just a random thought. They did mention in SDCC 2008 that they had more ideas, if I remember correctly.
I just like the idea that Bryke, although it may not have been on purpose, was subconsciously telling us that they weren’t letting go of the Avatar-verse just yet.
“…You’ve been home for two months.”
“But I only remember about ten hours of it.”
It was cruel, and it was wrong!
Hello feels, how kind of you to drop by. ._.
I was so proud of him during this scene. He’s done one of the hardest things an abused child can do: understand that he didn’t deserve it.
HOT LIKE MY ABS!!!
for a split second I thought this was was a legit part of The Promise Part 2
Oh my gosh that would actually REDEEM The Promise if this was actually a part of it.
Energybending - A Comparison
While the Lionturtle and Aang use the same technique, Amon seems to be using another method.
When Aang takes away Ozai’s bending, and when the Lionturtle teaches Aang energybending, they both thouch TWO points on the body, the yin tang and the ru zhong point aka the Ajna chakra and the Anahata chakra.
When Amon ‘takes away’ LBZ’s bending, he only touches ONE point, the yin tang.
Now what could that mean?
I think Amon is faking it. That he is making people believe that he is taking away their bending, when what he is actually doing is blocking a chakra.
Here is why:
Amon touches the yin tang point aka the Ajna chakra:Location: Midway between the medial ends of the eyebrows Actions& Effects:
- Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.
- Frontal headache.
- Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis.
When Uncle is teaching Zuko about lightning, he talks about bending needing a certain amount of inner calm. So, if you were to close that chakra and lock all the anxiety inside someone, making them incapable of being calm, that would effectively take someone’s bending away.
Quite clever actually, since the more terrified they are/become the more permanent this block will be. And Amon is sure laying it on thick.
Note: This also means one should be able to undo it. Which is good, considering some of the promos we’ve seen.
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