Avatar Respect Thread: Wan (Redone)

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

Wan

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Avatar Wan is the first avatar and a firebending prodigy. Despite the fact that he essentially made up everything as he went along, he's still an extremely formidable combatant, with an excellent combination of skill, speed, and power.

Firebending

Skill

Wan is a very skilled firebender despite his lack of formal tutelage. In fact, he essentially invented the art.

He invented fire negation, a very useful skill in an Agni Kai.
He invented fire negation, a very useful skill in an Agni Kai.
He invented firejets, and is the only firebender to actually use them to avoid attacks (without the Comet).
He invented firejets, and is the only firebender to actually use them to avoid attacks (without the Comet).
He was able to perform an extremely high level firebending move (a sustained fire wall), on literally his first day with firebending.
He was able to perform an extremely high level firebending move (a sustained fire wall), on literally his first day with firebending.
Wan is also capable of redirecting fireblasts, a move that no other firebender has shown.
Wan is also capable of redirecting fireblasts, a move that no other firebender has shown.

Power

Wan was pretty consistently very powerful in terms of firebending. It's hard to tell exactly how large his blasts are because of Vaatu's inconsistencies in size, but they're clearly very large.

Creates a fire slice that cuts Vaatu in half.
Creates a fire slice that cuts Vaatu in half.
It's probably easiest to tell how large this blast is because Wan's visible. You can see that he is a tiny speck in comparison to his fire blast. This lends credibility to his other high end power feats being very good.
It's probably easiest to tell how large this blast is because Wan's visible. You can see that he is a tiny speck in comparison to his fire blast. This lends credibility to his other high end power feats being very good.
Creates a large fireblast to separate Vaatu and Raava.
Creates a large fireblast to separate Vaatu and Raava.
Creates a blast large and powerful enough to briefly disrupt Vaatu's entire body.
Creates a blast large and powerful enough to briefly disrupt Vaatu's entire body.

Other Elements

Airbending

Wan's firebending provides powerful offense, but his airbending is what gives him the mobility that makes him so formidable.

Wan can create a rather large airspout, a master level airbending move.
Wan can create a rather large airspout, a master level airbending move.
Wan's nimbus cloud is extremely fast and maneuverable. In this gif, Wan is dodging Vaatu's high speed tentacle attacks while matching his travel speed (notice how the background is blurring?).
Wan's nimbus cloud is extremely fast and maneuverable. In this gif, Wan is dodging Vaatu's high speed tentacle attacks while matching his travel speed (notice how the background is blurring?).
For context, Vaatu can cross the distance between the two spirit portals in seconds while moving casually. Wan matched a serious, combat Vaatu.
For context, Vaatu can cross the distance between the two spirit portals in seconds while moving casually. Wan matched a serious, combat Vaatu.
Casually creates a large airblast to force back a large group of dark spirits.
Casually creates a large airblast to force back a large group of dark spirits.

Earth and Water

There isn't too much to say about these elements. Wan can create high speed projectiles with them and has decent earthbending power.

Water blasts. More importantly, it shows that he can create his nimbus instantly, as you can see when he's about to hit the ground.
Water blasts. More importantly, it shows that he can create his nimbus instantly, as you can see when he's about to hit the ground.
It shows he can lift and fire fairly large rocks a large distance.
It shows he can lift and fire fairly large rocks a large distance.
He can earth jump extremely high.
He can earth jump extremely high.

Physical Abilities

Speed

Wan doesn't have too many concrete speed feats, but he is fairly respectable, especially considering he only has two episodes and only one major fight.

Keeping up with and beating a large group of dark spirit fodder.
Keeping up with and beating a large group of dark spirit fodder.
He could fight evenly with Vaatu in base, whereas a slightly weaker version of Vaatu (Vaatu and Raava's powers are inversely proportional, and Korra's Raava was stronger than Wan's) casually danced around Korra's attacks.
He could fight evenly with Vaatu in base, whereas a slightly weaker version of Vaatu (Vaatu and Raava's powers are inversely proportional, and Korra's Raava was stronger than Wan's) casually danced around Korra's attacks.
This gif shows excellent travel speed, as I showed above, and great dodging abilities in dodging Vaatu's tentacles.
This gif shows excellent travel speed, as I showed above, and great dodging abilities in dodging Vaatu's tentacles.
Here he dodges Vaatu's laser.
Here he dodges Vaatu's laser.
And here he does it again.
And here he does it again.

Durability

Wan's most impressive physical attribute is without a doubt his durability. He's one of the most durable people in the avatarverse, meaning that even if you can tag him (difficult enough on it's own), you'll be hard pressed to actually put him down.

In his fight with Vaatu, he tanked:

A physical blow from Vaatu that sends him flying a huge distance (keep in mind that Vaatu's attacks shatter the ground).
A physical blow from Vaatu that sends him flying a huge distance (keep in mind that Vaatu's attacks shatter the ground).
An energy blast from Vaatu that sent him flying.
An energy blast from Vaatu that sent him flying.
Another energy attack from Vaatu.
Another energy attack from Vaatu.
A fall and another swat from Vaatu's tentacles.
A fall and another swat from Vaatu's tentacles.
Keep in mind he was dying thanks to Raava for much of the fight. Also another fall.
Keep in mind he was dying thanks to Raava for much of the fight. Also another fall.
And this brutal tentacle slam+energy beam combo.
And this brutal tentacle slam+energy beam combo.

And he was still fine at the end of the fight. He's almost impossible to put down with blunt force (by the standards of the avatarverse), giving him yet another edge in most of his fights.

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#3 Posted by MICKEY-MOUSE (36959 posts) - - Show Bio

Put some respect on my name.

~Birdman Wan

Good job man.

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#4 Posted by Tektonic (1398 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice, definitely an improvement.

Also, do you have a gif of Vaatu speeding towards the mountains after being separated from Raava?

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

@tektonic: I do, but It's kind of hard to tell exactly how fast Vaatu is going there, and I tried to use minimal scaling in this RT.

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#6 Posted by Tektonic (1398 posts) - - Show Bio

@mial42 said:

@tektonic: I do, but It's kind of hard to tell exactly how fast Vaatu is going there, and I tried to use minimal scaling in this RT.

Understandable, but could you send me the gif I've been looking for it for a while.

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#7 Posted by HankScorpio (120 posts) - - Show Bio

Glenn Rhee.

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#8 Posted by deactivated-597fe3e7af56f (2560 posts) - - Show Bio

@tektonic:

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Here's a few gifs from Vaatu's escape.

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#9 Edited by Tektonic (1398 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by deactivated-597fe3e7af56f (2560 posts) - - Show Bio
This image helps establish how large Vaatu is. Notice how just his head makes Wan look like a toy in comparison, even though Vaatu is slightly further from the camera.
This image helps establish how large Vaatu is. Notice how just his head makes Wan look like a toy in comparison, even though Vaatu is slightly further from the camera.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-597fe3e7af56f (2560 posts) - - Show Bio
Nice strength showing in tossing the youngest Chu brother.
Nice strength showing in tossing the youngest Chu brother.
He's respectably agile.
He's respectably agile.
Rock wall, turning a shield into an attack, and stomp + kick.
Rock wall, turning a shield into an attack, and stomp + kick.
Showing nice control over water.
Showing nice control over water.
Very large airblast. Note how the screen zooms out to show the scale.
Very large airblast. Note how the screen zooms out to show the scale.
Very nice firebending power showing. Very casually creates a massive plume of flame that completely and utterly dwarfs him.
Very nice firebending power showing. Very casually creates a massive plume of flame that completely and utterly dwarfs him.

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#12 Posted by deactivated-597fe3e7af56f (2560 posts) - - Show Bio
Dancing Dragon
Dancing Dragon
Shows a whole bunch of Wan's stuff in sequence.
Shows a whole bunch of Wan's stuff in sequence.
Durability showing, clearer here.
Durability showing, clearer here.
Air amped agility.
Air amped agility.
Clearer durability showing.
Clearer durability showing.
Clearer durability showing.
Clearer durability showing.
Clearer durability showing.
Clearer durability showing.
Creates an airspout by jumping, and elemental rings psychically.
Creates an airspout by jumping, and elemental rings psychically.
A whole bunch of solid airbending showings in a row.
A whole bunch of solid airbending showings in a row.
Clearer fire negation.
Clearer fire negation.
Another large airblast.
Another large airblast.