are you a firebender, waterbender, earthbender or airbender?

by - 7/15/2015 03:37:00 pm

I wanted to talk about Avatar: The Last Airbender, my favourite show in the whole world, for some time. It draws mainly from East Asian cultures. It's set in a world where 'bending' is the norm. 'Bending' is the ability to control and utilize one of the four classic elements: fire, water, earth or air.


The reason I'm telling you this is because I've always wondered what bender I would be if I lived in the Avatar world. What element would I be suited to bending, based on my personality?

So click here to take a 5-question quiz which I made that hopefully tells you what element you are most suited to. It's not much, but it's hard to think of realistic situations, considering it's a fantasy world.

In-depth results:

FIREBENDING

Personality
strong-willed—you have a great willpower which means greater control over fire
with a motivating force—fuel to the flames
attacks instead of evading—fire being the element of power
short-tempered/impatient—you like to end fights quickly
driven by desires/emotion, passionate—more powerful flames produced
ambitious—with passion and strong will comes ambition

Fighting style
Usually on the offensive, few defensive moves. Firebendng is all about control. Too little fire lacks power, too much fire is uncontrollable. Focuses on overwhelming the opponents and then delivering the final blow. 

You can also bend lightning. So, next time when you're plotting revenge on someone and there's a thunderstorm going on, you know what to do.

Some moves:


WATERBENDING

Personality
patient—opposite of firebenders 
adaptable—water can be drawn from anywhere and used in every circumstance
accepting of change—water being the element of change, you are more accepting than others
open-minded—you can use water in diverse ways
gentle/not stubborn—like a river, which follows the path of little resistance
resourceful—you can draw water from anywhere
emotional/sensitive—tides going this way and that

Fighting style
Fluid and constantly adapting to new situations. Water is about change, to turn your defense to counters and attacks, and using your opponents force against them instead of directly harming them. 

Also, you can heal wounds with water. Don't even bother calling an ambulance.

Some moves:
47 Of The Best Waterbending GIFs From "Avatar: The Last Airbender" And "The Legend Of Korra"
47 Of The Best Waterbending GIFs From "Avatar: The Last Airbender" And "The Legend Of Korra"
47 Of The Best Waterbending GIFs From "Avatar: The Last Airbender" And "The Legend Of Korra"


EARTHBENDING

Personality
stubborn—like the earth you bend, unmoving
strong—earth being the element of substance
enduring/resistant—like a boulder, you're not one to give in without a fight
direct—you face a problem head-on
opportunitist—you wait for the right moment to strike, with a direct and clear hit
confrontational—you don't run away from a problem, you stand your ground

Fighting style
Earthbending involves enduring your opponent's attacks until the right opportunity comes to launch a counterattack. Earth is about substance, which means you are more likely to block than to evade attacks.

By the way, you can bend metal, too. Did anyone say Iron Man?

Some moves:


AIRBENDING

Personality
peaceful—you are generally non-violent
spiritual—not concerned too much with materialistic desires
carefree—like the wind, you are light-hearted and unburdened
go with the flow—similar to waterbending, airbenders move with the wind, not against it
flexible—prefer least resistance
evasive—unlike earthbenders, you'd rather run away or negotiate your way through a fight

Fighting style
Airbending involves evasive manouevers rather than direct attacks. It focuses heavily on defense. Air is the element of freedom, which means letting go of whatever sticks you to the earth, and being flexible in your movements.

What's the bonus for this one? You can fly. Whoosh.

Some moves:

At the very least I opened your eyes to the world of ATLA. Not the movie adaptation, which sucked. You should totally watch it, it's only 3 seasons long. The humour is a little childish at times but mostly great fun. And the character development is amazing, you'll feel attached to them. And...you can talk about it with me?

Which element did you get? Was it accurate? What element do you want to be able to bend? Do tell!

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25 comments

  1. I couldn't take the test, it somehow didn't work? I'm not sure who I think I would be, but I ask myself that with the "Divergent" series. What faction would I belong to? It intreges me and I could think about it for hours. And yes, i kinda want to watch ATLA now...
    Love,
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    1. Oh, that's a shame. I'll try and see what's wrong with it!
      It's surprisingly fascinating, huh? :') I'm happy I partly persuaded you to watch ATLA.
      Thanks for commenting. :)

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  2. *squints* Huh. I was kind of expecting to get Waterbending and when I read the results I felt like that is what would fit me better, but I guess I got Airbending instead. Of course, I have never watched this show, so I could just be confused or something. Anyway, thanks for the quiz! It's interesting to look at other shows like this!

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    1. You know yourself better than I do (or the quiz does), so you're probably right! It's more like...what you get is what fighting style you're suited to, the personality part is more of a guideline. No problem! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the quiz. :)

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  3. I get this blog award questions sometimes that ask, "Would you be Water, Fire, Earth, or Air?" And I'm always at a loss. I know they are the four elements, and I can take guess at what they stand for, but I really don't know.

    This was very helpful! And interesting. My friend was talking to me about this show just recently. I'm intrigued! From reading your descriptions I think I'd probably be water or air. Definitely not fire. I am not confrontational at all. So when you said water was the opposite of fire, I was like, "Oh, that's me!" Except the gentle/not stubborn part. I am gentle, but incredibly thick-headed. I may not argue with someone and just shrug in reply, but there's no way they going to convince of their side. I'm more the silent rebel. The oxymoron. :P

    I took the quiz. I got water-bending. :) This was really cool!

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    1. I used to get those questions, too! But I'd watched the show, so I based it off that. :')

      Thanks! Yeah, fire seems quite extreme to me. The oxymoron. :') You sound like water to me, but you know yourself best. The personality stuff is just a guideline anyway.

      Aren't you lucky? I would choose waterbending. Never go thirsty again! It seems the quiz matches with your personal reflection. :) Thanks for taking the quiz!

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  4. I'M THE LAST AIRBENDER WHOOP

    is it bad that I'm kinda behind on element stuff as I haven't watched The Last Airbender and it's related cartoons in like ten years...? (yes I have the feeling that that's bad)

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. *cheers in celebration*
      Nah, not bad at all. But you should definitely watch it again. :') Thanks for commenting!

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  5. I'm an earthbender...
    stubborn? hahah, yeah, that's pretty much me ^_^
    that quiz was pretty good, jo :)

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    1. *high fives somehow over the internet* same here! Thanks for doing the quiz. :)

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  6. I got waterbending! I was fangirling when I saw the post in my feed, hehe. ^.^ I love the series so much.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Lucky! Awh yay, you know the series and like it too! This makes me happy. :)

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  7. Woo I love Avatar: The Last Airbender! <3 Katara and Zuko are my ultimate ship! I didn't like Korra very much, though.
    Anyway, I got waterbender! That makes me happy, because I always thought I would be. When I was younger I would always try it out in the swimming pool just in case...

    x Yasmine//Cloudy

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    1. Yay! Another person. >:)
      Really? Wow, that could definitely work! Zuko and Mei sucks for me. Yeah, the show paled in comparison to ATLA, but I did like Korra the character, if that's what you meant.
      Thanks for doing my quiz, you're lucky to get the best element of all time. :) I used to do that too! The good ol' days...

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  8. Earthbending xD Very well done, Jo, it's pretty accurate :)

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    1. We are the earthbenders. >:) Thanks, Opal!

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  9. I was actually told that WTA had a bit of a A:TLA feel, so I was immediately hooked when I saw the headline. I love how quizzes are so hit in the blogosphere now! I'm apparently an airbender, which makes me feel like a special snowflake, although I am not peaceful. I am ALL THE VIOLENT XD

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    1. Wow, really? I should read more of WTA (sorry about that, it's slow going, but I'm a couple of pages in!). An airbender...the LAST airbender (yup, special snowflake). :') I'm not peaceful either. DESTROY ALL THE THINGS!

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  10. Earthbender 'til the end, Jo! :)
    I've never actually watched this show, but I think Earthbender quite suits me. It seems that, to quote the quiz, 'earthbending involves enduring your opponent's attacks' Earthbending is about endurance, strength and willpower (to me at least. As I said, I have never seen the show so sorry if I am wrong). I think I'm pretty good at the endurance part. I have a high tolerance for pain, does that count?
    I don't know but like I said; never watched the show. But I do think I would be Earthbender.

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    1. Yay! We are alike. :)
      Thanks for doing the quiz, and don't worry, you would be right in saying that. :) I think it counts! If you're those things above, then earthbender would be a viable option.

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  11. wooo earthbenders! i have heard of this show but never watched it, but this quiz was pretty cool (:
    yay :D xxx

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    1. Hahaha yes. >:) Thanks for taking the quiz! This show was my childhood. :D

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  12. I love this, thank you so much for posting and sharing.
    I got airbender, which totally fits my personality.
    I love this show. I've probably re-watched I don't know how many times now. There's actually a lot of wisdom in it for it being a kids' show. :)

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  13. I am Born During Water But Earth is My Native element I Chose Earth bending

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    1. I am focusing on Mastery of Neutral jing

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