Killing is Kool
To be fair, in 99.99% of scenarios, the proper response is to gank the SoB. Keeping him alive is to allow him to be a threat later.
They learn this the hard way with Azula, and again with Yacomb. Some people are too dangerous to be kept alive. The only reason why Aang was right is because he essentially cheated.
Also, taking Ozai’s bending away and locking him up is far crueler than killing him.
@I Are Lebo, Damn right it was. Depriving a tyrant of power and letting them waste away, watching everything they've built crumble is far crueler, and far more just.
@SimonPetrikov, they should have executed Azula, though I understand why they wouldn’t.
Ozai deserves death, but his particular temperament would make powerlessness in prison hell for him.
It’s so obvious that the show was headed toward that point but Nickelodeon cut in last minute and said “no murder on our network” which is sad but also understandable. They got their message across anyway.
@Russel Wilson, that and it resulted in one of the most badass sequences in the show
@Russel Wilson, How in the world did you come to that conclusion? They spent 3 seasons building up his pacifist, never wanting to hurt anything, won’t even eat meat personality. Aang was never going to kill anyone.
@Russel Wilson, Have...have you watched Korra? Murder, murder everywhere! (To be fair Nick took it off air when warpath dictator rose up, but still)
@Russel Wilson, I agree with weird porn stash. They did it for the internal conflict on Aangs behalf. Character development and good writing and all of that
@Phantom14, What's acceptable for kids to watch changes over time, were now in a time on which we're going backwards.
Is it really murder to kill a lunatic coming at you with fire.
Them: he was coming at the whole world not you
Me. But that's worse. You get why that's worse right?
Personally always thought they missed out on a key part of being the Avatar: it's NEVER about you, the Avatar exists to SERVE. If a guy NEEDS to be killed, you kill him, you don't go seeking excuses to stay in your comfort zone. Don't get me wrong the resulting sequence was amazing, but the underlying message always left a bad taste in my mouth, even when I was young watching this as it aired
@Davrial, that's basically what the previous air avatar said. (In the show)
@Davrial, but it's also about finding a way to satisfy both your own beliefs and the needs of the job. Aang refused to just murder because it was against all he knew and practiced and wanted. The whole world was telling him "It's okay. You know it's wrong, but it will be okay to make an exception for this exceptional situation. It is the lesser if 2 evils." But Aang knew that was still evil and not okay. He found a way to satisfy both. It was much more difficult and he had to make his own way, but that's what defying conventional wisdom usually takes.
In kyoshi's defense Chin the conqueror was an absolute clod who couldn't stop posing long enough to step back from an actual cliff edge, that's on you bud. The avatar o' fans just helped the latest recipiant of a darwin award to accept the prestigious honor in his finest clothes (his underwear).
@Dayshift, True, but when Aang mentioned that Kyoshi didn't kill him, he just died by falling from the crumbling cliff, Kyoshi said she didn't see the difference. She also mentioned she would've killed Chin if necessary.
fvckin weebs again
@MinkeyObama , Avatar is a western show, nitwit
@MinkeyObama , not an anime. But at least your ignorance is consistent