Oh come on, you aren't afraid, are you? Nothing is going-
DON'T SAY IT!
What are you babbling about now?
Don't say it. You're just tempting fate.
What 'it'? And since when do you believe in fate?
Don't say nothing is going to happen. *looks around nervously* Trust me, this isn't some stupid made up fortune telling. It's a law of the universe. If you say nothing bad is going to happen, or that it can't get any worse, it always will.
Oh you are being pathetic. Nothing is going to happen. *put a special emphasis on the words*
That's right, nothing is going to happen. You hear me? Nothing. Is going. To happen.
*cringe further with each word*
*smiles in triumph* See I told you-
*That's when the crash came*
AHA! That's why it didn't work, because I was sure it was. So it was the 'I told you' that triggered it-
The male benders in ATLA:
Really good. They worked hard to get where they are skill wise and while it hasn't always been easy, they are capable and can hold their own in a fight. One of them was even the Avatar, which is pretty impressive since he mastered the elements at age twelve, rather than start learning at 16 like most Avatars.
The female benders in ATLA:
Inarguably the most powerful and unmatched humans in the entire world. Prodigies, masters, and creators of subbending styles. One was compared in skill to the Fire Lord at age EIGHT and able to perform one of the rarest and most difficult forms by 14. She couldn't be defeated by another's (even the Avatar's) bending alone. Only faced defeat when fighting two other master benders while on the verge of a complete mental breakdown (officially being defeated by different female bender). Another held an entire city up by a single turret while standing on unstable ground, and then went on to invent her own bending style at the age of twelve. One mastered her element in mere WEEKS, mastered bloodbending and defeated the woman who INVENTED IT the FIRST TIME SHE EVER ATTEMPTED IT, held her own against a master waterbender without ANY TRAINING, and fully healed someone from a fatal wound, making her a master at two vastly different forms of waterbending at the age of 14. A female Avatar quite literally reshaped the planet and created her own ISLAND. AND MOVED IT ACROSS THE SEA. These women shown in the show are not only the most powerful and talented females in their universe, but also in almost any known piece of television or fiction, all while being completely fleshed out and complex characters, not being defined as nothing but 'strong'. Each has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.
A secret identity used by a Zuko, a Fure Nation nobleman
Used his secret identity to hide his real identity so he can escape his circumstances to stealing food etc for himself and his uncle
First used his secret identity so he could try to capture Aang without detection
The Blind Bandit
A secret identity used by Toph Beifong, an Earth Kingdom noblewoman
Used her secret identity to to hide her real identity while she escaped her circumstances by fighting in the underground
The Painted Lady
A secret identity used by Katara, a Water Tribe peasant
Used her secret identity to hide her real identity when she tried to help an impoverished Fire Nation village by bringing them medicine, and sabotaging the factory that was polluting their water supply.