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My fan theory: Azula IS the Shaman who helped Korra! ;D
« on: May 28, 2016, 07:20:17 PM »
Before I begin, I know that this theory has been thought of before, based on the Shaman's age and appearance resembling that of Azula: same hairdo, etc. Plus, they're both firebenders. However, I can go even further with this theory with cultural and psychological research. ;D

You see, Azula has paranoid schizophrenia: she had delusions, including paranoia caused by the betrayal of Mai and Ty Lee and feelings that people were going to harm her (her Dai Li agents didn't come fast enough for her, and she felt an assassin could have easily killed her and escaped, just as an example.).Also, schizophrenics often have hallucinations, such as Azula seeing her mother Ursa in the mirror and talking to her. Please read Tiny's research here:


So, what does this have to do with shamanism? Well, many other cultures around the world, including Asia, believe that schizophrenia is actually a calling to become a shaman! In fact, the word shaman is a North Asian word, meaning " he (or she) who knows". ;)


Many shamans also have these delusions, etc, but are actually more balanced, due to a more nurturing environment. They are said to be able to see spirits, etc. Furthermore, both shamans and schizophrenics have a LOT of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in their blood. DMT is the strongest psychedelic chemical on earth. Read more about it here: 


I strongly believe that Azula's schizophrenia was, while caused by an unhealthy environment (lack of Ursa's being around, Ozai's influence, etc.) and experiences with her now former friends, a call to shamanism, and after being healed & taught properly by the Bhanti tribe Fire Sages, Azula became the shaman we see in Book 2:Spirits. :D


Discuss! :D

« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 07:23:58 PM by Free_Spirit »
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