If you’re interested in participating in the Geek Out Challenge, read this post here! Each day I will be posting a question for that day for the next 30 days. When I reach day 31, I will release all 30 questions in a single post with links to all of my answers. Follow along each day with your own post or feel free to wait until the entire challenge has been released and take it on when you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.
Day 14 – What super power would you like to have?
I’m so sad that I haven’t had the opportunity to make a dedicated post to Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA) or The Legend of Korra (LoK)! While many don’t consider the shows anime because they’re Western made, they are both fantastic shows with ATLA being for all ages and LoK being made for those who grew up with ATLA. I don’t want to turn this little post into a long review, but I will say that both shows shine a light on empathy, humanity, adversity, family, forgiveness, letting go, and hope. Sounds pretty heavy for kid shows, right? Don’t worry; we’re about to get to the cool art of bending!
Bending is the ability to manipulate an element. There are four physical elemental bending arts: water, earth, fire and air. There is a fifth bendable element in which the bender can bend energy within the body itself. The Avatar has the ability to learn to bend all five elements. For the sake of this question, I am counting elemental bending as a super power! If you’d like to go a more traditional route when answering this question, please feel free to do so!
I would love to live in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and be a powerful bender! The real question is… what kind of bender would I be? Well, after lots of online quizzes, I’m pretty sure I would be an earth bender. Earthbending ability to manipulate earth and rock in all their various forms. That includes lavabending, metalbending, and sandbending. How cool is that?!
Earthbenders are balanced in defense and offense with fighting styles ranging from the traditional rigid fighting style to Toph Beifong’s own unique style. Some earthbending abilities include earth and stone levitation, earth shelters and walls, create earthquakes and quicksand, filter polluted water, and various earth armors. That all sounds pretty useful, but how would I use earthbending in this day and age?
- Create metal sculptures as a hobby.
- Start a garden (somewhat effectively?).
- Be proficient in self-defense.
- Become a natural lie detector.
- Build homes for the homeless (gotta love metalbending).
If you like the idea of elemental bending in modern day, check out my tweet below and join in on the conversation!
If you were a modern day bender (from Avatar universe), how would you use your abilities?— Megan // A Geeky Gal (@ageekygal_) July 29, 2019
What super power would you like to have? Let me know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!
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