Avatar Respect Thread: Tenzin

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#1 Edited by deactivated-597fe3e7af56f (2560 posts) - - Show Bio

Tenzin

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Tenzin is the leader of the Air Nation, the son of Avatar Aang, and one of the most important mentors of Avatar Korra. For a time, he was even the last airbender. His decades of airbending experience, skill, power, and sheer will make him one of the best fighters and benders in the series.

Airbending

Skill

Tenzin is an airbending master, and correspondingly very skilled in all aspects of airbending.

He earned his tattoos by inventing the air cycle, a well rounded move that combines both defense and mobility.
He earned his tattoos by inventing the air cycle, a well rounded move that combines both defense and mobility.
Creates a double helix air move to hold this metalbending officer away from the magnet.
Creates a double helix air move to hold this metalbending officer away from the magnet.
Becomes the first person to tag Amon using an AOE attack.
Becomes the first person to tag Amon using an AOE attack.
Going up the side of the Northern Air Temple in one smooth motion to take Zaheer by surprise.
Going up the side of the Northern Air Temple in one smooth motion to take Zaheer by surprise.
He more or less stomped Zaheer, a very respectable fighter in his own right, through sheer skill.
He more or less stomped Zaheer, a very respectable fighter in his own right, through sheer skill.
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Sends three members of the Red Lotus flying in an instant.
Sends three members of the Red Lotus flying in an instant.
Scales the Northern Air Temple while chasing Zaheer. Notice how smooth he is, using the air to carry himself, rather than scrambling up like Zaheer, nicely showing the difference between a master and a prodigee. Also note him hitting Zaheer mid-air.
Scales the Northern Air Temple while chasing Zaheer. Notice how smooth he is, using the air to carry himself, rather than scrambling up like Zaheer, nicely showing the difference between a master and a prodigee. Also note him hitting Zaheer mid-air.

Power

While he isn't as powerful as his dad, he's still got some very respectable feats in this department.

Blocks the AOE (not the beam itself) of P'li's attack.
Blocks the AOE (not the beam itself) of P'li's attack.
Casually creates an airspout taller than a building with his hands bound. Even the winds at the bottom are strong enough to send a man flying hard enough to crater a stone wall. Also a great skill showing, as the airspout is a master level move.
Casually creates an airspout taller than a building with his hands bound. Even the winds at the bottom are strong enough to send a man flying hard enough to crater a stone wall. Also a great skill showing, as the airspout is a master level move.
Sends a mecha tank sliding backwards with an airblast.
Sends a mecha tank sliding backwards with an airblast.
Sends a mecha tank flying dozens of feet into the air.
Sends a mecha tank flying dozens of feet into the air.

Physical Abilities

Speed and Agility

Fittingly for a master airbender, speed is one of Tenzin's best attributes, and he is one of the fastest characters in the series.

Blasts Ghazan before he can react, then trades blows with both Ming Hua and Zaheer, also some of the fastest characters in the series.
Blasts Ghazan before he can react, then trades blows with both Ming Hua and Zaheer, also some of the fastest characters in the series.
Through the power of his beard sense, Tenzin can react to multiple Equalist sneak attacks mere feet from his head.
Through the power of his beard sense, Tenzin can react to multiple Equalist sneak attacks mere feet from his head.
Quickly scales the Northern Air Temple.
Quickly scales the Northern Air Temple.
Dodges out Zaheer and blasts him.
Dodges out Zaheer and blasts him.

Durability

While he may not look it, Tenzin is actually pretty durable.

Tanks a cheapshot from P'li, but recovers mid fall.
Tanks a cheapshot from P'li, but recovers mid fall.
Tanks a cheapshot from Ming Hua and Ghazan. Ming regularly shatters stone and steel, and Ghazan's rock straight up turned to dust on Tenzin's face.
Tanks a cheapshot from Ming Hua and Ghazan. Ming regularly shatters stone and steel, and Ghazan's rock straight up turned to dust on Tenzin's face.
Tanks several ice and stone attacks from Ghazan. and a fairly large airblast from Zaheer.
Tanks several ice and stone attacks from Ghazan. and a fairly large airblast from Zaheer.
After all that, he still blasts Ghazan and Zaheer, and is about to take on Ming Hua, when P'li cheapshots him again.
After all that, he still blasts Ghazan and Zaheer, and is about to take on Ming Hua, when P'li cheapshots him again.
He still isn't KOed and continues trying to fight off the Red Lotus after this, but by this point it's hopeless.
He still isn't KOed and continues trying to fight off the Red Lotus after this, but by this point it's hopeless.

Track Record

Tenzin only had a couple of fights against named enemies, but his track record is still fairly good.

Briefly held his own against the entire Red Lotus.
Briefly held his own against the entire Red Lotus.
He's the first person to tag Amon (and IMO the only one to do so without jobbing or PIS).
He's the first person to tag Amon (and IMO the only one to do so without jobbing or PIS).
He basically stomped Zaheer, a very capable bender and master martial artist.
He basically stomped Zaheer, a very capable bender and master martial artist.

If you want to know more about the Red Lotus (who Tenzin has most of his feats against), I recommend checking out these two respect threads:

Zaheer and Ghazan

Ming Hua and P'li

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#3 Posted by MetalJimmor (6606 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't forget. Tenzin's beard can sense danger.

Very nice job.

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#4 Edited by DarthFallax (1658 posts) - - Show Bio

lol nice.

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#5 Posted by FearSinestro (251 posts) - - Show Bio

Cave Johnson