Anonymous said: what do u think of blood bending ???
Great question, I’m sure Lu and Dar Will want to add,
Blood Bending is the kind of technique that really make me sympathize with the Equalists. Hama uses to terrorize an innocent small town, and Katara does it to exact punishment on the Admiral she falsely believes to have killed her Mother. It is a power that throughout the show has been abused by every person that has used it. In a city run by a bending elite and bending gangs, blood bending would represent the ultimate fear of a non-bender: to be completely powerlessness.
It will be interesting to see how and if blood bending is used in LOK. Lightning and Metalbending are now somewhat common techniques, whereas in Avatar they could be done by only a handful of people. Two of the most powerful benders in the show, Jeong Jeong and King Bumi, never did any Lightning or Metalbending. That being said, Bloodbending is inherently malicious, and it seems unlikely to me that Katara would have shared that technique with anyone.
Some Korra Fans believe Tahno can Bloodbend, but I am not sure how he would overcome the full moon limitation, or how he would have learned the technique. If he could, it would certainly give Amon a reason to go after him, which we know from the promo that he does. We’ll probably find out Saturday so stay tuned. Thanks for the great question.
—Beau the Firebender
Bloodbending is just another example of Big Water Tribe Government messin with our lives. They wanna heal you, then they wanna control you. Stick with rocks kids. I don’t even like Metalbending. No one should be able to bend my toaster.
—Lu the Earthbender
All you Waterbenders out there, these two idiots are the perfect example of what happens when we go from being the communal, balanced style to the aggressive, dangerous one. You can’t box us in!
I understand that there is a sinister side to Bloodbending — using humans as meat puppets isn’t exactly sweet — but I take issue with the idea that Katara would somehow find it “wrong” to teach it to Korra. Forbidden techniques are the exact ones that should be learned, so that your disciple doesn’t find themselves on the receiving end of them.
What a cool image, if one full moon Gran-Gran Katara takes Korra aside, with one stoic looking White Lotus dude. “Tonight, Korra, I will teach you something I wish I didn’t have to.” BAM. Why would she only teach healing?
Honestly, the only scenario I can imagine Bloodbending come up is if Amon tries to take Korra’s bending away by full moon. I doubt he knows about it, so it could catch him by surprise. And that would MOS DEF get Korra to reach deep into her bag of tricks.
—Dar the Waterbender