>>106583636>it doesn't matter that Aang never wanted X in an X and Y scenario
Then there is no decision or sacrifice, and thus no heroic arc.>love
You're also operating on the assumption that Aang's love for Katara was a pure and healthy thing when it was demonstrably not.>Yangchen's point about spiritual enlightenment
Except Patik never said Aang needed enlightenment, he needed to prioritise his job as the Avatar, which Yangchen agrees with. She was not talking about love, but Aang's moral issue about killing Ozai.>detachment
You're creating this black and white ditochomy where it's either Aang's twu wuv or absolutely coldness to the world.>briefly
Dude, you can't "briefly" let go of something. If I smoke, I "briefly" let go of smoking everytime I suppress the urge to go out to the smoke pit, but no one would ever say I'm not addicted.
There's no such thing as temporarily letting go of Katara.
Aang had to priortise his duties as Avatar. He refused. He lied to Sokka and Toph about it. He never apologised or owned up to it despite a huge part of his character growth being about him not running away and facing difficult situations. He continues to aggressively pursue Katara when she's obviously upset and scared to get into a relationship with another someone the Fire Nation could strip away from her and screams at her when she tries to explain. He gets Lion Turtled, deus ex machina's Ozai in the most overblown and emotionally vacant fight since Anakin vs. Obi Wan and does not sacrifice anything. Without apology, the series ends with him playing tonsil hockey with Katara. That's satisfying? That's true love?>because the shitty writing made excuses for Aang to use the Avatar state, that makes Patik wrong>Azula's hands
Dude, I said this. You're literally rehashing the things I thought were stupid and felt shouldn't have been canon and going "see, this happened". I know it happened. I think it sucked.>>106583667>hurrr u say they gay hurr