I often wonder what Avatar would have looked like if they had followed the Chinese elements and had separate Metal and Wood groups.
Imagine the Wood Realm and Metal Clan, each inspired by their own different cultures. I can see one of them being Indian inspired, or in general getting into a South Asian culture (SEA, Indian, Middle Eastern).
The Wood benders could maybe be inspired by a Native American culture, kind of like how the Water Tribe is Inuit.
I know the Chinese elements don’t have air and it would mess up the entire premise of the show, but it’s just cool to think about.
I’d love to see what Avatars and benders from these groups would look like too, and what their bending styles would be inspired by. If anyone ends up drawing art of this or creates an Avatar or bender based on this, I would love to see it!
49 notes · View notes