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King Bumi: Listen to me, Aang. There are options in fighting, called jin. It’s a choice of how you direct your energy.

Aang: I know! There’s positive jin when you’re attacking, and negative jin when you’re retreating.

King Bumi: And neutral jin, when you do nothing!

Aang: There are three jins?

King Bumi: Well, technically there are eighty five. But, let’s just focus on the third. Neutral jin is the key to earthbending. It involves listening and waiting for the right moment to strike.

Azula: Do the tides command this ship?

Captain: Uh… I’m afraid I do not understand.

Azula: You said the tides would not allow us to bring the ship in. Do the tides command this ship?

Captain: No, Princess.

Azula: And if I were to have you thrown overboard, would the tides think twice about smashing you against the rocky shore?

Captain: No, Princess.

Azula: Well, then, maybe you should worry less about the tides who’ve already made up their mind about killing you and worry more about me, who’s still mulling it over.