The badgermole was a blind mammal that lived mostly underground; it was the first to use earthbending. Oma&Shu were the earliest humans to be taught by badgermoles; the lovers created a maze of tunnels through mountains that divided their villages, allowing them to meet in secret. The ceilings were embedded with crystals that would glow in complete darkness to lead to an exit. 土benders were seen as hard-workers who hope for the best while being prepared for the worst. However, they’re indifferent, doubtful, and stubborn.
The dragon was the original practitioner of firebending. In the era of Raava, the species demonstrated the true way of manipulating fire to the Sun Warriors’ civilization, a precursor to the Fire Nation. Few managed to tame dragons as a means of transportation but those who succeeded were regarded as powerful. 火benders were shown to be independent, ambitious, and competitive individuals. At their worst, they could be impatient, selfish, and arrogant.
The sky bison taught airbending. Each student received a bison to become their lifelong companion; these creatures were believed to be the only way people could reach an Air Temple. After the airbender genocide, Appa was believed to be the last of his kind. However, during his adventures after the Hundred Year War, Aang discovered a new herd, so the population started to grow again. 气benders were known to be charismatic, imaginative, and risk-taking. Even so, they were usually careless, unpredictable, and gullible.
Waterbending was somewhat unique ‘cause it came from not something that roamed the planet but the moon itself. 水benders devoted to the welfare of others but they’re sometimes critical, unrealistic, judgmental, and perfectionists. Which bender best describes you?