Anonymous said: I've been thinking: The air nomads were wiped out after Roku died. So (in theory) the airbending avatar would be dead, right? So why wouldn't the avatar spirit just pass onto the waterbending avatar? Like, if the fire nation really wanted to 'outsmart' the avatar cycle, they would wipe out the air nomads before killing Roku. That way there would be no air nomad for the spirit to pass on to...right? I'm just saying it doesn't really make sense to me.
Er, because a fully realized Avatar such as Roku would have been able to stop the attack. I don’t think they would have been very successful in wiping out an entire race with a still breathing Avatar on the planet.