One thing that erked me with this show is that Kids (I can accept that the all mighty being that can use all of the different disciplines can take on armies) can beat up trained and experienced specialists. Atleast I like what happened in the episodes and the writing.
Students in the martial arts have a knack for surpassing their teachers and masters. Just sayin'.
And I doubt if the air monks have come back much. I always assumed that bending was transferred down through parents(not all the time) or through blood. So if you didn't have an airbender somewhere in your direct family over the generations chances of the talent developing are slim.
Airbenders are extinct, as far as the first series told us. I think the Fire Nation would've been pretty thorough to wipe them out during the 100 years Aang went dormant. Or they must be REALLY good at hiding.
Come to think of it, they were known as nomads, weren't they? Fire Nation, Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Air Nomads... I guess there could be a chance for a tiny group of Airbenders to be around aside from Aang's son. And so far, the only Airbenders we were shown were the monks that Aang lived with. We weren't really given any details on there being other kinds of Airbenders.
I think it was established that bending is hereditary, yes. But there's always exceptions somehow.
Im kinda disappointed they went with Aang having a relationship with (and I'm guessing) Katara. Him being a monk and all. It would have been better if they went with "You're the most powerful being on this planet... but you can't be happy" storyline, atleast it makes sense.
Yeah, I was hoping for a bittersweet ending, but I guess they've got to have an Airbender in the second series somehow.