the first known usage of lavabending had been in by a fire nation avatar that preceded avatar yangchen. the technique was founded during the avatar state in which the avatar simulated an eruption of four small volcanoes. there are not many known users of lavabending, though centuries (270 BG) later it was shown that avatar kyoshi had used the special ability to split the peninsula from the mainland, preventing chin from claiming its part for his empire. during the winter solstice in 55 BG, avatar roku had attempted to master his avatar state though ended up causing an eruption of a small volcano near the fire temple by crescent island. lavabending was again used by roku through avatar aang in order to punish the fire sages at the fire temple.
ghazan was the next known master of lavabending. in 171 AG, ghazan used lavabending to break out of prison. he later used the same technique to subdue the city of zaofu. once assassinating the earth queen, ghazan tore down the circle rings of the earth kingdom using lavabending. bolin master lavabending himself, during 174 AG. without knowing of his own abilities, saved his friends from an on coming flow of lava during the attack of ghazan. later, when fleeing kuvira army in 174, bolin utilized his abilities to stop the giant mecha suit of kuvira’s from destroying republic city by creating a small disc that cut through the metal interior.
after the death of ghazan, bolin became the last living (known) lavabender.
because it was said that lavabending was a mixture of earth and fire bending, only avatars were able to master the ability. because of bolin’s parents, it is strongly suggested (by me of course) that his mastering of the art had been heavily influenced by the benders blood. both earth and fire coarses through his veins, giving him the perfect mixture for mastering such a rare ability. this is also another reason why metal bending was something he could not succeed in. his body had rejected the art solemnly because fire did not mix well with metal.
You know how I said I was going to keep an eye out for Aang using offensive, firebender-esque moves whenever he got pissed off?
Yeah, well, apparently that rule doesn’t apply to “The Desert” because with the exception of this little kick:
those are all airbender moves.
I have a post coming up that goes into a bit more detail about this but, I guess it makes sense that Aang would still default to airbending since that’s what he has the most experience with. It’s just that his moves become increasingly more aggressive compared to his usual bending style.
The only exception to this rule seems to be from “Winter Solstice, Part 2: Avatar Roku,” where a somewhat infuriated Aang uses Northern Shaolin style bending against the Fire Sages and the temple sanctuary door.
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Sozin’s Comet will return by the end of the summer, and Fire Lord Ozai will use its power to finish the war once and for all. If he succeeds, even the Avatar won’t be able to restore balance to the world. Aang, you must defeat the Fire Lord before the comet arrives. I know you can do it, for you have done it before.
So, the Gaang travels to the Fire Nation where they visit Roku’s temple. Now, with Aang safely trapped in the sanctuary while Zhao and Zuko wait outside, Aang manages to talk with Roku and learns about Sozin’s Comet.
After expressing some doubt in his abilities,we get this exchange between Aang and Avatar Roku.Here, Aang considers the possibility of failure but, Roku assures him of his own strength and ability by reminding him that he is the Avatar, and as such has access to all the power and knowledge accumulated by the Avatars that came before him.
Thus, we get this instance of framing, with Roku on one side of the screen mirroring Aang in the frame that comes directly after that one. This is meant to show how the two characters are connected as the current Avatar. and his predecessor.
Number of Times Each Character Says Honour: zuko: 15 Iroh: 7 Azula: 6 Aang: 5 Katara: 4 Sokka: 3
Most times Honour mentioned in Episode: 7 (EP: 205 Avatar Day)
Episodes without Honour: EP: 102 The Avatar Returns EP: 108 Avatar Roku (The Winter Solstice, Part 2) EP: 110 Jet EP: 111 The Great Divide EP: 114 The Fortuneteller EP: 116 The Deserter EP: 117 The Northern Air Temple EP: 119 The Siege of the North, Part 1 EP: 120 The Siege of the North, Part 2 EP: 202 The Cave of Two Lovers EP: 204 The Swamp EP: 207 Zuko Alone EP: 209 Bitter Work EP: 210 The Library EP: 212 The Serpent’s Pass EP: 216 Appa’s Lost Days EP: 219 The Guru EP: 302 The Headband EP: 303 The Painted Lady EP: 304 Sokka’s Master EP: 305 The Beach EP: 307 The Runaway EP: 309 Nightmares and Daydreams EP: 310 The Day of Black Sun (Part 1: The Invasion) EP: 316 The Southern Raiders EP: 318 Sozin’s Comet (Part 1: The Phoenix King) EP: 319 Sozin’s Comet (Part 2: The Old Masters) EP: 320 Sozin’s Comet (Part 3: Into the Inferno)
28 Episodes do not mention Honour 33 Episodes mention Honour 54% of Episodes have Honour
27 Seconds Spent on Honour 24 hrs 12 min 30 sec of Avatar 0.03% of Avatar Spent on Honour