Haha no doubt. Speaking of OP, I feel this move is pretty overpowered itself. To me, I think Earth and Water are the best elements when controlled by a master, but I feel like fire and air are better if you're average or a novice.
I feel like Li Chen will nail Nilak with an unexpected hard shot. Nilak gets pissed, Li Chen taunts him back and then Nilak hits him with a cheap shot thus starting the great grudge match.
Yeah lavabending always confused me, we don't who invented so it could been used thousands of years ago. On the other hand, we didn't see a bender (non-Avatar) use lava until LOK and I wonder if an earthbender needs firebending blood in him. I wish they exaplined lava better. Nilak does not have any new sub skills, but he can still heal and bend water out of things like plants, trees, and wet air climates, but he can't bend the plants themselves like the swampbender.
That sinking move was nightmare fuel! I get what you mean. Water and Earth in the hands of a master are extremely impressive. But even a firebender that isn't the best (Zuko before the Sun Dragons compared to Azula) can pull off amazing feats. And in LOK we have the baby airbenders getting a lot done too. Then you have pre NWT Katara (not horrible but not much to talk about and I can't think of any "meh" earthbenders off the top of my head but I haven't watched the series in a while. I'm sure they existed just don't have examples). But water and Earth are probly the worst elements to have if you're average lol so I agree. Unless you're Bumi, Katara, Toph, or Pakku there doesn't seem to be that "cool factor". And I love those elements but they can kinda come off as boring unless you're top-tier or OP
Nice set up. Very in-character for Li to get carried away XD
Idk. I wish we had seen more than 2 lavabenders and learned more about it too. We know nothing about Ghazan other than he was in the Red Lotus. Would like more of that style to be used. Healing is a great skill especially when you can fight too! You think Nilak would bend sweat? If so Li has plenty to spare XD It'd be great to send to people's eyes
I think that's because Earth and especially water, you need the substance with you if you are average or novice. Say you are stuck in the wilderness, if the novice waterbender uses the rest of his water skin and there no body of water close by, he's screwed. And it's not like the waterbender can do much with it besides create a slow water jet or something like that. Same with an Earthbender expect he needs rock around and can only throw a small boulder at best. With fire, a novice can warm himself, burn everything in sight from plants, animals, and people and always has firebending with him. And like fire, Air is with an airbender always and they can fly with a staff and have superhuman agility and jumping ability just as a beginner. And a kid like Kai beat a master Dai Li agent within weeks and a newly given airbenders took down top of the line earthbender bounty hunters who probably been training their craft over 30 years in middle of B3. But if they're masters, a waterbender can bend water out of thin air, bend from trees, condense it into ice, mobilize the water, heal themselves, etc. Earthbender are the same way in that they are incredibly versatile and creative in the hands of a master. I think some examples of mediocre earthbender are the sheriffs and his police team trying to capture Kai in episode 2 of book 3 who got owned by Korra after throwing some pathetic rocks or the hundreds of Earthbending guards who got destroyed by the original Team Avatar.
And speaking of Air, I think Assam is probably the best out of Yalun's teachers because Zaheer dominated top tier benders with only like a month of training. Assam is more talented and has been training with air bending since he was like a child. He's like Tenzin (airbending level) with Zaheer's mindset 😳.
We can try to start writing within two weeks or so, but I'm not a good writer at all so we can start off with like a brainstorm of rough draft.
Yah hopefully it's further explained in the comics. I'm sure he can do it, but sweatbending might creep him out, especially with the source being a big sweaty earthbender XD. Then again, he did spitbend in the Village part 2, so anything is possible XD
Great points! The environmental factor is a huge disadvantage. It makes a lot of sense that even a novice of air or fire could manage to do a lot since they're element is all around. Yeah I remember them now! What is it with Earthbending guards getting owned XD
Yeah I pictured him as our strongest member besides Qin (who has the most experience) and Yalun (the Avatar himself). Assam is a seriously dangerous guy to be on the wrong side of XD
Cool! Brainstorming is fine. I'm an ok writer lol. I'm definitely not as good as like TANC but I think we can make a fun side quest.
Haha! Not an ideal water source, but it's there just in case we get trapped in some wasteland lol. The smell could be a good defense. Forgot about spitbending. This might be a small step up on the disgusting scale XD
Yeah though the tides could change into Earthbending's favor with the world becoming more industrial, city concentrated and with more people being able to metalbend.
I don't know if Assam is more powerful than Qin, but I think he'd beat Qin in a fight because of superior agility and his monk spade and all the crazy and lethal weapons he has under his airbending robe XD. Which is ironic to due to the fact how each of our respective nations view us.
In the fire nation, Qin is probably viewed as a national hero and pretty much up to legend status.
In the Earth Kingdom, people probably view Li Chen as the most powerful and feared man in the whole kingdom due to his unpredictable personality and unbelievable Earthbending ability.
In the Water Tribe, Nilak is kind of seen as the Future face of the Water Tribe with being able to teach the Avatar at such a young age and having been born in one of the most productive families in the Tribe.
And in the Air Nomads, Assam is seen...as..well a heretic and an outcast.
Yeah definitely. I'm not going in thinking the writing is gonna be an awesome level or whatever, but I'm hoping for a fun and creative side story and to help show more of our characters
XD. Gotta do whatcha ya gotta do as they say.
I see that as a plus and minus. Metalbending is really cool and you can get really creative with it. The downside is everyone isn't good at it.It's hard enough to learn, but mastering it a whole different story. Then of course the more cities you build, the more restrictions on bending like Korra's first day in RC. But, if you can train a lot of really good metalbenders, it'd be asweome living in a city! I know Li wouldn't make a very good metal bender. Not patient enough XD
Agreed. I think Qin is likely the strongest with raw power alone, but Assam's got a ton of tricks up his sleeve (literally and figuratively). And that airbending agility is crazy! Being so unorthodox might make him even more of a threat than Gyatso and we saw the damage he could do.
Pretty much. They absolutely hate to admit how good Li is. The King of Omashu hates him, but needs him and that makes him hate even more. He's helped with a lot of crises (even ones he was partly responsible for XD) Plus if Li was banished, he might defect to an enemy and come back as a threat (he wouldn't do that but they don't understand kindhearted people). Instead of thanks he gets "You're obligated to serve your King and your country. Don't expect anything in return! You're lucky we let you keep living here". They don't appreciate him he's treated more like a necessary tool. Worst of all, they know they can't do anything with him. They can't catch (too fast), kill (not with his grandparents around), or banish him (who else would work for a royal jerk for free). Also may be some jealousy involved.
It'll be a lot of fun! Side stories can be really cool and I know this one will be
"When you're a waterbender in a strange land.... " XD
True. I feel like metalbending is so different than Earthbending that's it's kind of like it's own element. The style and use of it just seems like the complete opposite of regular Earthbending. Li may not be able to metalbend, but other greats like Bumi and Bolin couldn't either. Who needs metal when you can do stuff like Bumi did on the day of the eclipse
Both would definitely help against Raijin XD. Yeah I think Assam is probably stronger than any airbender except for Aang and flying Zaheer, and he's obviously more dangerous than Aang. Qin is probably Iroh/Ozai level.
Yeah I imagine the propped up politicians and business man would hate Li, but would do the alpha male type and manly man soldiers think of him? I imagine some would like his wreckless and fun attitude. I imagine some of the kids, espically the poor ones see Li as an inspiration due to the fact he's made himself a pretty impressive resume when he was given tough circumstances.
It's gonna be great.
True. All hail King Bumi! Guy broke outta prison with just his face XD
I actually forgot Zaheer could fly! So far the only one in the entire series. I kinda pictured Qin as an Iroh level type this whole time. I've actually been picturing a tall Iroh with black hair, but after Iroh got ripped in prison XD
That's a good question and I never thought of it till now. It makes sense for the rougher around the edges guys to admire him. It would even be cool if some of the lower ranking soldiers seretly liked seeing Li take on their boss. Definitely could see the poor citizens looking at him as a hero kids especially. They could live through him in a way since they wouldn't all have the power or (wreckless) courage to do what he does. You've actually given me an idea! Some disgruntled soldiers as commoners could ask Li to help them start a rebellion. If they overthrow the King, they could put someone fair in place and try to close the gap between the super rich and the dirt poor. This is a little too much like what happened in Ba Sing Se on ATLA (tho that King wasn't evil just a figurehead) and the Queen on LOK. But I guess it doesn't matter much since it's fanfiction and I'm not pitching it to networks XD
Definitely! I'm kinda thinking of it like Katara and Toph's scam adventure and the fieldtrips with Zuko combined
That's very cool. I guess has Li Chen as some Robin Hood in him XD. I know Toph would be on Li's side lol. In terms of ideology, I see Nilak as traditionalist/conservative given how the NWT was portrayed and his personality. Big belief in strong military, dominating the international trade business, religious (or spiritual in Avatar World as they say), etc. Which probably creates conflict with Assam, Li Raiden, and maybe even Yalun at times, but creates agreement with Qin.
Haha no doubt. The chemistry between our characters should be great imo
Robin Hood of the EK XD
Nilak and Li might clash on the NWT attitude about women since his grandma taught him so much about bending. That could be a fight starter. He isn't a huge fan of the military if innocent ppl get caught in wars, but understands their purpose (unless they come from corrupt or evil tyrants that use war for purely selfish reasons and not to protect their people from threats). He doesn't know much about business outside of helping with his grandparents' farm. He isn't very spiritual. No real opinion on it. Earth seems like the least spiritual element in the series. He has problem with spiritual ppl tho. He likes anyone who isn't a jerk XD