Headcannon: when Tenzin was a kid, he was constantly hearing Sokka complain about getting the “oogies” from Katara and Aang’s relationship. Not knowing what this meant, Tenzin named his first flying bison “Oogi.”
WHOA WHOA BRYKE WAS HINTING ABOUT FLIGHT SINCE WHEN?!???
Okay everyone remember WAY back in the episode “The Firebending Masters” when Aang mentions that the original Airbenders were the Sky Bison?
Then he says this line:
So in all seriousness, the Sky Bison are the “Original Airbenders” and the lesson that can be learned from them is sustained flight. I can’t believe no one stopped to look at one of these magnificent creatures just hovering there in the air without requiring ANY MOVEMENT AT ALL and wonder,