goggy wrote:What other branches are there of earthbending? If he was to metalbend, it would probably be in a different style to Lin. But eh. S'long as Bolin isn't in the background like he was in the last however many episodes... it's good.
I was thinking plantbending but that might be more suited for waterbending.
Well, I've had a theory that, much as some waterbenders can bend blood, some earth benders can probably "bend" bones. This might actually have some medical applications in bonesetting (much as, if you think of it, a blood bender might be able to save someone with a severed artery by keeping the blood inside). But, again, like bloodbending, it would likey mostly have a very dark side, letting the bender snap bones at will or move them like a puppet.
Actually, it might be kind of interesting if Bolin found he had that skill. He'd face the same sort of tempatations Katara did every time there was an opportunity where using her bloodbending could have helped her. Any resentment he feels towards Korra (for rejecting him for Mako) against Mako (for Taking Korra, or for just being generally better with the ladies than he is) plus suddenly the ability to "get what he deserves". The old, classic "come to the Dark Side" struggle.
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