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    The Legend of Korra: Who is Amon?

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    This is going to be a popular subject of debate, so I thought it deserved its' own thread.

    I have a few of theories. All of which are probably wrong.

    It seems to me that Amon must have some kind of prior connection to one of the main characters on the show. If it's just some guy we've never heard of then what is the point?

    Here are some possibilities:

    1) Amon is Ozai. Ozai gained the power to take away people's bending when Aang took away his. Maybe it also granted him some kind of immortality. It's not the best theory and it is a longshot.

    2) Amon is actually the child of one of the characters from A:TLA. He is perhaps Tenzin's older brother who is a non-bender, and is motivated by sibling rivalry. It's also possible he has some kind of connection to Ty Lee, the only other person to have ever demonstrated any chi blocking abilities. But who trained Ty Lee? Perhaps we will find out.

    3) Amon is actually not related to any of the main characters. (It's possible.)

    4) Amon is exactly who he says he is. (Unlikely.)

    5) Amon has some kind of connection to Koh the Facestealer. Maybe the dude wears a mask 'cause he got no face. (Odds: no idea.)

    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvelman02
    This is going to be a popular subject of debate, so I thought it deserved its' own thread.

    I have a few of theories. All of which are probably wrong.

    It seems to me that Amon must have some kind of prior connection to one of the main characters on the show. If it's just some guy we've never heard of then what is the point?

    Here are some possibilities:

    1) Amon is Ozai. Ozai gained the power to take away people's bending when Aang took away his. Maybe it also granted him some kind of immortality. It's not the best theory and it is a longshot.

    2) Amon is actually the child of one of the characters from A:TLA. He is perhaps Tenzin's older brother who is a non-bender, and is motivated by sibling rivalry. It's also possible he has some kind of connection to Ty Lee, the only other person to have ever demonstrated any chi blocking abilities. But who trained Ty Lee? Perhaps we will find out.

    3) Amon is actually not related to any of the main characters. (It's possible.)

    4) Amon is exactly who he says he is. (Unlikely.)

    What do you think?
    My current theory is that he's Mako and Bolin's older brother. Either he lied about having benders in his family or their bending abilities hadn't shown yet. He learned of blocking bending through the story of Ozai's defeat, learned the chi-blocking method and adapted it towards a permanent form.

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    I doubt that Amon is related to any of the characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I thought that all of Aang and Katara's children had some bending powers, but I could be mistaken. As for Ty Lee, I imagine that the chi blocking technique became more well known among fighters, just like the redirection of lightening works now, so I doubt he has a connection to Ty Lee.

    I think that there could be some kind of connection between Amon, Mako and Bolin. It could be that their related or it could be just how they responded to their similar tragedies. I just don't think that they would incorporate a similar backstory for these characters in the same episode without having some kind of deeper connection. Personally, I think it's more likely that he's an original character without any significant connections to characters from the previous series. I'm a bit more interested in how he gained such a strong following, to the point of being considered their "savior", and how he gained a more advanced form of chi blocking than in his identity.

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    Amon is a very mysterious villian.So far they have'nt given any hints about his identity except his story he gave his fanbase(though like everyone lese i doubt it's true).I think it's possible that he's either related to a character from the orginal series or that the Firebender he claimed who stole his face is someone we know.It's also a slight possibility his backstory he gave is true.How he got to be in charge of the Equalists is yet to be revealed but there should be more to him than simply a farmer who does'nt like benders.

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    Isn't it obvious? Bolin and Mako's older brother. Both of them share the same origin.

    It's so obvious that I hope the writers throw us a curveball and have him be someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvelman02
    This is going to be a popular subject of debate, so I thought it deserved its' own thread.

    I have a few of theories. All of which are probably wrong.

    It seems to me that Amon must have some kind of prior connection to one of the main characters on the show. If it's just some guy we've never heard of then what is the point?

    Here are some possibilities:

    1) Amon is Ozai. Ozai gained the power to take away people's bending when Aang took away his. Maybe it also granted him some kind of immortality. It's not the best theory and it is a longshot.
    My #1 theory right now is that he is a descendent of Ozai after he lost his bending. Possibly related to Zuko in some way. But there's no way it's Ozai himself.

    2) Amon is actually the child of one of the characters from A:TLA. He is perhaps Tenzin's older brother who is a non-bender, and is motivated by sibling rivalry. It's also possible he has some kind of connection to Ty Lee, the only other person to have ever demonstrated any chi blocking abilities. But who trained Ty Lee? Perhaps we will find out.
    Aang and Katara's three children are Tenzin (airbender), Kya (waterbender), and Bumi (nonbender). It is possible that it could be Bumi but that's a long shot, honestly I'm gonna go ahead and rule that out.

    I think he defiantly has some kind of connection to Ty Lee. It'll be interesting to see how that all played out.

    3) Amon is actually not related to any of the main characters. (It's possible.)
    Possible but it would be a let down, I don't think the creators are going to do that to the fans.

    4) Amon is exactly who he says he is. (Unlikely.)
    I've yet to see yesterday's episode if that's what you're referring to.

    5) Amon has some kind of connection to Koh the Facestealer. Maybe the dude wears a mask 'cause he got no face. (Odds: no idea.)
    I don't think so...

    What do you think?
    There are defiantly some interesting ideas here. I can't wait to see how the mystery unfolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartanx54 View Post
    Isn't it obvious? Bolin and Mako's older brother. Both of them share the same origin.

    It's so obvious that I hope the writers throw us a curveball and have him be someone else.
    Yeah, that's what I'm starting to wonder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack View Post
    Yeah, that's what I'm starting to wonder.
    The Avatar shows are well done and all, but I doubt we'd get anything more out of left field than Amon as older brother given that most of the audience doesn't analyze it to this level, lol.

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    As I said in my recap of episode 3, I kind of hope that there is no connection at all between Amon and anyone from the first season of the show, and that he's exactly who he claims to be. In season 1, after Zuko I think the most interesting antagonist that the kids faced was Jet because he wasn't as inherently evil as someone like Firelord Ozai. Jet was a guy who had legitimate grievances that he acted on in illegitimate ways, which made him a lot more interesting because he wasn't entirely in the wrong. It would also fit in with this show's general theme of finding balances instead of extremes. A flat-out good vs. evil thing doesn't allow for much balance. However, they also seem to be setting up Amon as a big bad guy with more in the works than his stated goals, so I don't think I'm going to get what I'd want in any case.

    However, if I had to put money down on who Amon is connected to from the original show, I'd say it would have to be either Ty Lee, Suki, or Sokka, in that order, since none were benders and all would have had access to chi-blocking techniques that the Equalists are obviously using. I am not convinced that Suki and Sokka would have gotten together after the original show (and I don't remember anything that says they did, though I freely admit I haven't really been paying that much attention), but if it's their non-bending son then there might be anger that his parents never got the recognition that the benders of the group did.

    I suppose it's also remotely possible that it's Sokka under there, grown old and bitter and angry and having faked his death at some point to go underground and start the anti-bender movement. Highly unlikely, IMO, but possible. People complained that he never quite got the heroic arc that he deserved (as I think, to some extent), so that would be a heck of a way to respond to those complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Liu View Post
    I suppose it's also remotely possible that it's Sokka under there, grown old and bitter and angry and having faked his death at some point to go underground and start the anti-bender movement. Highly unlikely, IMO, but possible. People complained that he never quite got the heroic arc that he deserved (as I think, to some extent), so that would be a heck of a way to respond to those complaints.
    When I first heard of Amon, some months ago, I immediately assumed it was Sokka, who in the earlier episodes seems to be pretty anti-bending. Also, am I the only one who thinks Amon has a great point? It's like with the cure in X-Men. The 'bad gus' are actually RIGHT here. The world WOULD be a safer, better place without people with powers running around.
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    The theory of Amon being related to Bolin and Mako but I think it's a little to obvious, my best guess is that Amon is secretly a bender himself..

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    I just read someone's theory on tumblr. They said they think it might be Lee from "Zuko Alone" interesting idea, don't think its correct but its interesting.

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    Lee

    In my opinion, and it all makes sense is that Amon is Lee, http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Lee. He lived in a farm with his parents and had some firebenders there that could be really angry with what happend with Zuko... he would be really old... but hey King Bumi was like 100 years old and he still kicked ass... xD. What do u guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Travis View Post
    I just read someone's theory on tumblr. They said they think it might be Lee from "Zuko Alone" interesting idea, don't think its correct but its interesting.
    I agree with that theory, he lived in a farm, he had some firebenders around that could be very pissed after the mess Zuko made... the only con is his age... but hey King Bumi was like 100 years old and he still kicked ass XD!

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    That theory makes a lot of sense.It's only 70 years after A TLA and that kid was less than ten right?So that would make him in his seventys or eightys and in the Avatar universe being old is hardly a cripple for a powerful warrior.Now this theory probably won't happen like most theorys on these kinds of things but it certaintly makes more sense than the other ones i've heard except that Amon is telling the truth and really was just someone who got his face burned by a firebender.I just can't see that being the case though.

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    I like Marvelmans idea about a Koh tie in. I don't find it likely but it's possible. Koh does mention say to Aang "we'll meet again Avatar" in the first show, and there never was a second meeting. I always thought that was just something they were going to do and had to write out of the story later on. However, it's entirely possible that when he said "we'll meet again" he was refering to another physical reincarntion of the Avatar.

    I really doubt that Amon is Koh, if there was a tie in perhaps Amon is someone whose face was stolen by Koh. A trip to the spirit world could explain a missing face and mysterious spirit bending powers, that no one else seems to have. We also know that Koh has a long standing feud with the Avatar.

    That's a possibility, unlikely but it's an idea. Either way I hope that they do bring Koh back in some way. That would be very cool, and a classy move.

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    Crap, what if Amon is AANG? Maybe baldy faked his own death, cheated the Avatar Cycle and was able to regenerate back into a younger version of himself. I thought only he and the turtle lion guy could take bending away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavenderpaw
    Crap, what if Amon is AANG? Maybe baldy faked his own death, cheated the Avatar Cycle and was able to regenerate back into a younger version of himself. I thought only he and the turtle lion guy could take bending away.
    Thematically, I think it is connected to Aang. He brought this bending removal power into the world and like any weapon it can be used by either side. I can see this being represented by Amon being one of Aang's kids although if we find out Mako and Bolin had an older brother... Yeah...

    And another thought... Could blood bending reverse chi-blocking or even create bending abilities? I'm also curious if Korra marries into Mako and Bolin's family, if the children could bend more than one element? Um yeah, lol

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    My new theory (advanced in the episode 4 recap) is that Amon is related to the trouble that Councilman Tarrlok mentioned in that episode. I think Amon is related to the person who Aang took down, if he is not the same person, and that Aang used his spirit-bending again to take away his bending and neutralize his threat. I do think that's Sokka in the dream, which also makes me think that he's connected to the trouble somehow. If Amon is connected directly to anybody in the last series, I think it's him even more after seeing those quickie scenes.

    Unless that's not actually Sokka in those bits. But I guess we'll see soon enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hordesman View Post
    And another thought... Could blood bending reverse chi-blocking or even create bending abilities? I'm also curious if Korra marries into Mako and Bolin's family, if the children could bend more than one element? Um yeah, lol
    I think straight waterbending healing techniques could reverse chi-blocking, since I remember seeing chi points on the dummy that they used in the season 1 episode where Katara was learning how to be a healer. I don't think bloodbending could create bending abilities since bloodbending is about manipulating what's already in there. Spirit-bending is fundamentally above all the elements and is about adding or subtracting something from a person. Bloodbending is shifting cash from one bank account to another; spirit-bending is making a deposit or a withdrawal.

    Also, judging by the way Aang and Katara's kids turned out, I'd say that the only way Korra's kids would be able to bend multiple elements is if one of them was the Avatar. How someone has bending ability isn't well-defined and isn't even clearly understood by the people in the world, but the rule of "the Avatar is the only one who can bend more than one element" is inviolate.
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    Reposting from the "And the Winner Is..." thread:

    I really think the guy Aang defeated, Yakone, is Amon. My guess is that Aang took away Yakone's bending, then Yakone got mad, has a "realization" in which he realizes non-benders are being oppressed, discovered a way to take away beding, and now has become Amon.

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