Agent Sorchus wrote:Mr Bean wrote:I nominate the Bending system seen in Avatar the Last Airbender. Magic but no one is getting their minds re-written or souls sucked out, at worst we have blood benders to worry about.
So how do you figure the tribes and the avatar cycle would fit into our world?
The Avatar would be a Dali Lama type figure, Prince of Peace with superpowers and without the history of oppressing his own little mountaintop kingdom to benefit his priests. The Avatar would be a neutral party on the international stage since he or she is being reborn randomly throughout the world. The way I see it the four tribes would be assigned back in our history so say Africa/Mediterranean would be Earth or Fire with Asia/Eurasia getting the other element, the Pacific islanders, natives Americans and other mitigatory people getting water with Air being a very rare and totally random tribe long since scattered.
In our time frame I'd see our Avatar magic system meaning that lets say 5%-15% of the worlds population gets bending of some kind with a Avatar randomly being selected from someplace like Switzerland or just at random. My rules I put forward is that bending is genetic but exclusionary and set at birth. If your mother is Water and your dad is Fire you get both sets of genes but only one will manifest and even then it won't necessarily "turn on" and grant you bending. Your parents can both be benders and you have a X% chance of being a bender yourself.
Benders have to respect the same rules as ATLA like firebenders being the only ones who can create their element from nothing while water benders need a source of water (Including themselves) Earth benders can easily bend elements easiest and certain materials (Like plastics or refined metal) are hard to impossible to bend and anything to far from the the stereotypical depiction of Earth they can't touch (No Uranium bending!). Air benders can't bend in a vacuum ect. Also the benefits apply like full moons making water bending stronger, comets (All comets) making fire bending stronger, Earth and Air bending having no special times when they are stronger.