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    • Lori:

      I completely think that. I think there’s definitely a sort of differentiation between benders and non-benders

    • Marissa:

      Yes…there are certain sports, occupations, etc that are simply bender only.

    • Lori:

      Especially considering how benders who weren’t Firebenders were treated during Aang’s time; now that people are free to be Water/Air/Earthbenders again, the balance could have started to shift again

    • Marissa:

      It almost seems like what happened is: Firebenders in Aang’s time were the most privileged, least oppressed. And over the past 70 years what’s happened is the Firebender privilege category expanded to encompass all benders

    • Lori:

      Since I know Aang is all about balance (as all Avatars are) but Korra is what, 16? The world has technically been without an active Avatar for 16 years. So during that vacuum while Korra was growing up, other benders wanted to experience the privilege that firebenders had enjoyed. They didn’t forget what it was like to be oppressed, and they wanted to prove it. Sometimes to the detriment of their non-bender fellows.

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