Post by conspiracytheorist on Oct 29, 2007 11:36:25 GMT -5
Does anyone remember the flashback in "The Storm" where the monks are telling Aang about his destiny as the Avatar? They lay out four toys in front of him, and tell him that, "You chose them from among thousands of toys, Aang. The toys you picked were the four Avatar relics. These items belonged to Avatars past. Your own past lives." (avatarspirit.net)
1) If these toys are relics, that means that they are quite rare, surviving from a time long passed. If that's the case, is it unreasonable to say that each of the four nations have identical copies, to help identify the next Avatar whenever he or she is born into their respective nation, or are the Air Nomads the only nation in possession of these relics?
2) Would replicas of these toys even fulfill the purpose that they did for Aang? Did Aang simply choose them because they looked familiar? Or are there bits and pieces of his past lives still clinging to these relics?
Just wanted to hear some opinions here.
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Post by SpiritWolf on Oct 29, 2007 12:55:53 GMT -5
I would think that the relics are passed from nation to nation so they can identify the new avatar. I suppose they could have replicas but the item wouldn't have any connection to the avatar. The new avatar chooses the toys because they belonged to him/her in a past life.
I say these toys will fulfill the purpose that they did for Aangy.And Aangy din't simply choose them because they familiar. And there are bits and pieces of his past lives still clinging to these toys. P.S if they could be found Aangy could turn into past Air Avatars!!!! And if you havn't seen "Avatar day" Aangy turned into Kyoshi so we know its not impossible. P.S.S ing makes me
I think each of the Nations have there own relics.
I always assumed that they were just toy versions of the relics... But, that doesnt seem a very good way to tell if a child is the new avatar... Maybe if every avatar had a strange birth mark in the same place... Or something... Or came out of the womb glowing like in the avatar state for a few seconds... But choosing toys? Uh... Whatever...
Maybe those are just the relics of the Airbender Avatars? Though the pinwheel is clearly air themed, the drum also has the airbending symbol on it, albeit in fire-ish colors. The turtle and the monkey? Got no idea.
Could be turtle=water tribes and monkey(hogmonkey???)=eath kingdom. Or possibly, its a nod to mythology about the turtle that carries the universe on its back and the monkey king.
Or the past airbending avatars have always been as nuts over animals as Aang has. *shrugs* lol
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