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element-of-change:

element-of-change:

Ozai & Unalaq

"You’re right, I do have the power. I have all the power in the world!”

"Now a new era for Spirits and humans will begin, and I will lead them all as the New Avatar.”

There is much in common between the two super villains of the Avatar universe. It isn’t just presentation that sets them apart from all others. (Megamind anyone?) Notably, each seeks to dominate the world. This is textbook. What interests me in the analysis of these villains is how they go about enacting their plans. What are their methods to madness?

Firelord Ozai and Chief Unalaq represent perversions of their native elements.

I take it readers and viewers won’t have much difficulty swallowing what I have to say. After all, when the writers grant these characters lines such as those quoted above, an audience gathers impressions of these characters and their respective dogmas.

Firelord Ozai avows to reap from The Great Comet every ounce of power it may hold. As his grandfather before him, Ozai abuses the Spiritual gift of the Comet. By Ozai’s time, however, the mantle of Sozin’s dream for a new world order has been erected, insofar that Ozai’s plan to annihilate the Earth Kingdom is for the sole purpose of indulgence in power. And his power is consummate. In its consummation, Ozai’s power is impure, out of balance, disfigured from its beautiful, celestial form.

Chief Unalaq hopes for revolution. Learned and sage as he is, Unalaq is also blinded by the alluring promise of change. Drinking from the spring of sacred knowledge in his Tribe, his vision clouds. Spirits are all that he sees. He poisons himself with dark energy, in which he steeps waiting for his moment to effect change unlike ever before. He becomes a Dark Avatar. This becoming signifies the singular, greatest cosmological shift since the dawn of The Age of The Avatar. So enamored with history and philosophy and change, Unalaq divests himself of concern for his body, yet in doing so he loses himself, consumed by Vaatu.

Point being, these two are markedly different, opposites even! In their abuse of the elements power and change, Ozai and Unalaq embody one of Avatar's fundamental premises. No one element is inherently predisposed to villainy; misfortune befalls all who disregard the philosophy of balance.

In addition, I have realized that insofar as Ozai and Unalaq corrupted the principles of their own elements, they also attained new heights in their opposites. Ozai’s abuse of power would have allowed him to finally change the world, to complete the Fire Nation transformation in which “all lands are Fire Nation.” Unalaq did want power as well. He achieved that by changing his very nature and by disrupting the balance of energy in the world.

I just think these two, while each is actually not so well-developed in terms of backstory or motive, parallel each other nicely. Even in their undeveloped state haha. They are both an objective evil and that is most clear in how destructive they intended to be!

nowyoukno

Anonymous asked:

Guess you're gonna have to run a retraction on your "fact" about the "unprovoked" attack on Mr. Brown. Looks like the info coming out won't paint him as the "gentle giant" the media has claimed he was. Word of advice, when stuff like this happens, don't click submit until you actually have facts. Your whole blog revolves around facts. Too many more screw ups like this one and your credibility with be shot.

nowyoukno answered:

What the hell are you talking about? You’re hiding behind an anonymous button, insulting a man who was just murdered. You are bringing down the name of a man who was just denied his rights and shot in the street like an animal. You are denying him and his family their right to privacy now, by attacking his character. You have no credibility or respect from me. And word of advice, don’t attack those who cannot defend themselves. Yes, Mike Brown’s shooting was UNPROVOKED. No one asks for one bullet, let alone multiple. Mike Brown was unarmed when Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed him. He fired multiple shots, and some witnesses said “up to eight shots were fired by the officer”. Additionally, the police announced they will not release the results of the autopsy on Brown’s, which will make it more difficult for the public to know how many shots were fired. My credibility isn’t shot, however your ability for empathy clearly is, anon. Please leave my blog now thank you.

nowyoukno:

captain-sideburns:

Actually he was robbing a store, he was caught, they were putting him into the car when he struggled and tried to go at the cop, and the cop supposedly fired in self defense. I’m not saying that anything that happened was right, but there is security camera footage that mike brown was not shot “unprovoked”.

Actually, the video was released in an attempt to further move the attention from the, yes unprovoked murder of an innocent man. This was an attempt to smear the name of a man who was murdered. How about smear the name of the officer who went too far? Next time, get the facts before you open your mouth. Source: this article 'Ferguson police chief: Officer didn't stop Brown as robbery suspect'

The Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown didn’t stop him because he was suspected in a convenience-store robbery, but because he was “walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic,” the city’s police chief said Friday.

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson — hours after documents came out labeling the 18-year-old Brown as the “primary suspect” in the store theft — told reporters the “robbery does not relate to the initial contact between the officer and Michael Brown.”

So why did Ferguson police opt to release surveillance video of the convenience-store incident Friday — the same day they named, six days after the shooting, the white police officer who fatally shot the African-American teenager — if the two situations aren’t related?

Jackson said he distributed the store videotape “because the press asked for it,” noting he couldn’t withhold it indefinitely.

The chief added “we needed to release that at the same time we needed to release the name of the officer involved in the shooting,” though he didn’t elaborate on why. Identifying the officer was one key demand of demonstrators, along with pressing for other details on the shooting amid allegations of a police coverup.

The flurry of details Friday added intrigue and, in some ways, anger to a case that’s spurred protests in the St. Louis suburb and beyond among those upset by Brown’s shooting and what they decry as a heavy-handed police response police afterward.

Brown’s family wasn’t told ahead of time anything about the robbery or store surveillance video, family lawyer Benjamin Crump told CNN’s Jake Tapper. Regardless, whatever happened there doesn’t matter, said Eric Davis, a cousin of Brown’s mother.

"It’s a diversion, and it’s an attempt to smear Michael’s character," said Davis, who added the family has "not been happy" with the Ferguson police department’s handling of the case. "… It (should be) more about what happened on Canfield Drive, where Michael was executed."

The man heading security in Ferguson amid the unrest — Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — stated the robbery and shooting of Brown “are separate issues.”

"I told (Chief Jackson) I think both of those being released today was not needed and was not the way that we needed to go," he told CNN on Friday evening. "Today is about taking care of this incident here, getting to those facts that are there, and Michael Brown and his family."

It is my opinion the timing of the video release was nothing further than a continued smear campaign on Michael Brown, the victim. There is no reason any fellow human being should take any stance other than the defense of another fellow human being whose rights were not only denied, but in such a disgusting manner the police, department and many others involved with the situation seem to be willing to do anything but actually take blame and accept the responsibility and consequence for their actions. Stop the insensitive degrading of a human being who was already denied rights. Leave his family alone to grieve. That’s fucking enough about any robbery. You are robbing this family of their right to privacy and peace. Think about things before you open your mouth. The officer who took Mike Brown from the world at only 18 years old was Darren Wilson. I repeat, the shooting officer was Darren Wilson of Ferguson, MO.