Certainly Amon, a nonbender (it would be a shocker if he was actually a bender), would hate benders because of the thought of inequality, but I wonder what else is a cause to his hatred against benders? I have to wonder if one of Amon's motives for being against benders has anything to do with how Ozai lost his powers in ATLA...Could this be someone who had close ties with Ozai and wanted to avenge him for the loss of his powers? Or perhaps Amon had a lineage connection with an individual who knew Ozai and had passed on his/her plot for avenging Ozai to Amon...Anyhoo, just some speculation...I'm excited for more episodes, I wish I could know more of the reasons behind Amon's hatred on benders, but for now...all I can do is speculate (one of the reasons why I love this show as it engages my mind ).
So...what are your thoughts on this? And what theories do you have to share in regards to Amon's motives on being against benders?
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If Amon's story from episode 3 is true, than his vendetta against benders would be very personal since as a child his family was killed and he was terribly burned by a Firebender. Considering Mako & Bolin's and Asami & Hiroshi's histories with killer Firebenders too, it's very possible Amon found other people who were horribly affected by wayward benders too, and decided to do something about it.
It's possible that there could be a connection to Ozai or what happened to him, but considering Korra episode 9
where Aang took away Yakone's bending ability, and his son Tarrlok tried to avenge him by taking over the city using a different method
, I would hope that that sort of relation reasoning would be not be used. Though I guess I just find it too easy for a new bad guy to be related to an old one. Since he wears a mask, I sorta like the idea that like V, he doesn't represent an individual's will but rather the extreme view of the collective under-sieged.
Amon mentioned it and there's been fan-talk of it too, that he somehow got his powers from a Spirit, so it's also possible that a Spirit who already disliked benders for some reason preyed on Amon's ill feelings and pushed him into action. Maybe there's even some sort of hyrbid/possession thing going on, although Amon being used as a puppet kind of dampers the human suffering part of why he's doing this, as it becomes more of a Spirit Attacking Humans element, rather than Human vs Hurman. Although, it could also be a commentary on how bending has become perverted/misused in the hands of so many people, so the Spirit is reclaiming bending as it no longer sees people as worthy of using it. I kinda like that idea. Although since the Avatar is the bridge between Spirit and Humanity, it's weird that Korra would not be informed of this. Although since her spirituality has always been at zero bars, maybe the Spirit's call could never get through.
Last Edit: Jun 9, 2012 16:05:40 GMT -5 by Musogato