I’ve met people who can shape the air and move the earth, but I’ve never known a single person with dreams like mine.
A while ago I had the idea of a nonbender avatar, and decided to flesh it out a bit tonight. (I thought it was interesting in the original atla series that in a world where benders existed, the earth kingdom and water tribes still had nonbenders at their heads, so I also wanted to address that)
Avatar Enkha is born a nonbender in a world where the people at the top are all benders. Through her strange dreams, visions, and out-of-body experiences she is able to navigate her nomadic family group safely through the earth kingdom wilderness, a kingdom that anxiously awaits the revelation of the new avatar. Enkha doesn’t think much of the worlds she visits or the bizarre and colorful characters that give her warnings and advice, but her parents worry that they won’t be able to keep the occurrences a secret for much longer. When Enkha goes into the avatar state for the first time after a particularly trying experience involving a gang of eathbenders, she knows that she needs to leave her family behind to protect them from those trying to get to her.
The spirits guide her journey and along the way she picks up some friends (and some enemies). She makes her way through each of the four nations, learning and eventually confronting the 4 bending leaders of each nation.
(quick but pretty big note I guess is that she doesn’t bend save for the avatar state! Which is kind of the point of this whole thing— the spirits decide that in this case, an all-powerful bender wouldn’t be the best way to bring balance to the world and instead rely on her communications with and through them)
it’s really late sorry this is so sloppily written \(u0u;)/
Casually emerging from the depths of sleeplessness just to cripple you with feels.
Click on the given source. It goes to my DA page and you can download it to see it as I intended for it to be seen.
“All you guys can do this awesome bending stuff like putting out forest fires, and flying around, and making other stuff fly around. I can’t fly around, okay. I can’t do anything.”