MQuinny1234 wrote:I was wondering about that heat thing Grief mentioned. Can firebenders control heat directly?
I mean, they can make things hotter by bathing them in fire but that isn't what I mean. And can they actually absorb fire anyway?
In the case of what Roku did (i.e. cooling off the lava) I think it is possible that Roku was mixing bendings (he was an Avatar as well, and hence, had acess to all for) and what we saw was either actually waterbending or firebending using water methods. Whether or not some firebenders can take out heat, pretty much ALL waterbenders must be able to. How else can they create ice at will? The only way I can think of is to be able to take heat out of the water, thus freezing it (you might also be able to do it by pressing the water molecules together until they became a solid, but that sounds like a lot more work and a lot harder to do Plus since water is one of those funny substances that is less dense as a solid than a liquid, without really good skills you just end up re-melting it) . If you know how to do that, and have acess to firebending ability, using the method on lava probably isn't all that hard.
For a regular firebender, controlling pure heat is probably still possible, but more difficult. Certainly it likely requires special training and talent. During the North Pole episodes, when Zuko was lost, he seems just as at risk of freezing to death as Aang was. If heat control was easy enough that nearly all firebenders could do it (or was innate to firebending) one would assume that Zuko would have simply used his abilites to keep his body temperature up. It wouldn't last forever (bending takes energy) but it would have bought him a lot more time. So that is probably not a skill Zuko knows. And since he is one of the best (and most heavily trained) firebenders in the whole kingdom, if he doesn't know how to do it, very few probably do.
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