Airbenders and moreNovember 2, 2009
The question that hella folks been asking since the series ended, is, “What happens now with the airbenders? Will there be no more?”
The series bible points out three really interesting things. First, benders can be born to normal people. Second, that not everyone lived at the Air Temples- so the air nation wasn’t just monks. Third, that they were generally nomadic.
Just because someone hasn’t seen a Sky Bison in 100 years doesn’t mean the nomads all got killed- there’s pretty good odds a bunch of folks would have fled or simply not been present for the Fire Nation attacks and taken to going in hiding.
Which means you could easily have secret pockets of Airbenders, or, perhaps a lot of people who have the ability but none of the training, and are just waiting to learn their hidden talent.