Avatar: The Last Airbender - Your (Possible) Element

We all have the four elements in us, but to which one are you most similar? Deep down, only you know what your element is, but outside sources can help clear some things up. This test was inspired by the quizzes on Pottermore as a loose attempt at mimicking how subtle yet accurate the questions are. (Non-bender and Avatar are not possible results.) [123 questions, about 20 minutes long, thoroughly researched and thought through.]

Jeremy Raymore
Created By Jeremy Raymore
On Feb 3, 2015

Let's get the obvious questions out of the way. What color are your eyes?

Which season were you born in?

While we're there, which season is your favorite? (I know I'm making you choose for those of you like myself that can't I'm sorry.)

Another question we have to get out of the way. Which element are you most drawn to?

How fast are you? Not just running, but in your general movements, reaction time, etc.

How are your movements, exactly?

If someone were to hit you, you would...

In essence, offense or defense?

The best way to resolve a situation?

Which statement best suits you?

Which would hurt your spirit the greatest?

Where?

Dream mode of transportation?

Would you call yourself spiritual?

Pick one

How adept are you at MacGuyvering (improvising) your way through a situation?

Energy or Matter?

How physically strong are you?

Pick a shape

How consistent are your emotions and moods?

Got an easy temper?

There's a sort of emergency situation. How's your aptitude for first aid?

Night owl or early bird?

How easy is it for you to manipulate people - or rather, guide them - to get what you need or want?

Pick a sense. Whether it's your best sense, the one you're most interested in, the one you think is most useful, whatever. Just in general, pick a sense. (Before you ask, we have more than five senses)

Pokemon, go! Use ______!

Which structure/place/building appeals to you most?

It's night, the power just went out, and your eyes haven't adjusted. How are you going to move around your house?

How well do you handle the cold?

How do you feel about flying?

So you like someone. Battle plan

Do you tire easily?

One word. Dynamite

Are you a vegetarian?

Do you have dreams of settling down, getting a house, and maybe starting a family?

Even or odd?

Oh no, your Pokemon fainted! Cheap knockoff weak replacement Pokemon, go! Use ________!

To describe yourself best in one word, you are...

You've reached a crossroads. Which way do you turn?

Your greatest fear?

Favorite plaything as a child?

That's a lovely smell. It makes you want to follow it. What is it?

It's dark, you're in the forest, and you hear a peculiar cry. What do you do?

You need to open this box. How are you going to do it?

You're in the spirit world. Which of these spirits interests you the most?

From where do you obtain drive?

Choose one

How full do you keep your pockets when out and about?

Which of these is most appealing to you?

Have you ever been able to bend in a dream? If so, which element most often?

Choose a type of energy/force

Choose a jing

Choose one

The best part of laying down?

You and your friend are seeing who can hold their breath underwater the longest. Do you win?

How flexible are you?

Choose an absolute cardinal direction

Apparently you did something that pissed someone off and they're ready to fight you. "You wanna go?"

How strong is your intuition?

Which of these is most drawing to you?

Pick a mythical creature

Okay so since a disproportionate number of you probably picked dragon, pick a dragon

Pick the Lord of the Rings species you either enjoy or relate to the most

Which revolution most interests you?

How do you express yourself?

When something happens, who takes the blame?

Is self-control something you ever have to worry about or focus on?

You...

Dawn or Dusk?

How often do you focus on your breathing?

It's raining!

Which of these hands are yours most like?

Which word just sounds the best to you?

In context of modern day, put on your ideal battle armor

Can you tell when people are lying?

You're going for a forest walk. Ideal footwear?

Pick a weapon, either your favorite, the one you're best with, the one you think is most practical, just in general.

Choose a section of the body, again no specific context, just in general. That's how the rest of these "choose a ______" questions will work.

Pick one

Hot or cold?

Dry or wet?

Now pick just one of those

Sharp or blunt?

Subtle or dense?

Mobile or immobile?

Pick a humor

Choose one

Choose one of the seven chakras

Choose a planet

I hate to ask, but what's your star sign?

Are you adaptable?

Are you patient?

Are you passionate?

Are you creative?

Choose a flower

Masculinity or femininity? (Again, however you want to interpret the question. What you are most like, what you most like, what you think is better, a combination of all that, in general.)

Which of these symbols are you most drawn to? (If you're wiccan or pagan or a witch then you know what these are but if that's the case then you probably already have an answer and also probably already know which element you are)

Which nature scene draws you most?

If you could see your soul, what color do you think it would be? (If your color isn't listed here, pick the closest fit.)

Social interaction level?

Pick one

You and your friends have arrived at a playground/park. You go on...

You learn just now that not only are you a bender, but you're the Avatar. Which element do you try to bend first?

Pick a movement of personal energy

Choose a tree

Pick a stone

Choose a tool for conducting energy

Choose a metal

Choose an animal. (Bonus points if it's actually your spirit animal)

You suddenly have the magical power to...

Choose your favorite instrument, either to listen to or to play

Are you hopeful?

Are you ambitious?

Are you quiet?

Are you calm?

Are you playful?

Are you leader-like?

Are you analytical?

Are you thoughtful?

Are you carefree?

Are you restless?

Are you serious?

Are you peaceful?

Air

Air

Are you an airbender?

"Air is the element of freedom. Airbending concentrates on speed and evasion, forgoing a strong offense for a greater defense. Though apparently lacking fatal finishing moves, it is the most dynamic of all the bending arts. Airbenders use their capability to bend unencumbered by the ground or any other environmental factors and use their own momentum as a weapon, evading attacks with astounding agility to tire their opponents out or building up massive inertia for explosive gusts of wind to make their counterattacks finishing moves. Airbenders, when resorting to physical confrontation, are able to harness the immense and intangible power of wind. The sub-skills of airbending are spiritual projection and flight."

As an airbender, you are free-spirited, creative, and ever moving. You are subtle yet dynamic, alone and with multitudes, and everywhere the wind blows. Airbenders practice the Ba Gua Zhang martial art style, something you may wish to pick up should you have the interest.



Does this not feel right?
Remember, you know yourself better than any person or test. This test would likely tell Korra she's a firebender, but she knows her connection to water regardless.
But maybe we're on the right track.
Do you feel closer to water? Perhaps you're a cloud or mistbender, in which case you could learn a mix of Ba Gua and Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style.
Feel closer to earth? Sandbending would be right for you, likely the Primordial Tai Chi form.
Drawn to fire? You may have a talent for combustion such as Sparky Sparky Boom Man and P'Li. Combine your flighty agility from Ba Gua with the explosiveness of Northern Shaolin.
In the end, it's up to you.



For those interested, this test was created in conjunction with the Facebook group Team Avatar (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533262173612386/) which is an attempt at gathering and sharing resources and information for learning the martial art styles associated with our decided forms of bending. It is always open to new members!

Water

Water

Are you a waterbender?

"Water is the element of change. Similar to their element, waterbenders are extremely adaptable and versatile. Waterbending concentrates on the flow of energy and focuses less on strength and more on turning the opponent's own energy against them. While a bender's victory in battle depends on their skill or ingenuity, waterbenders, unlike other benders, gain a serious advantage or disadvantage depending on the amount of water around them, although highly skilled waterbenders can draw water from anywhere; they can draw humidity from the air and bend the water in living things, especially plants. As the element of change, waterbenders can fluidly and quickly alternate from defense to offense, from a wall of ice to a jet of water, turning their opponent's strength against them. The sub-skills for waterbending are healing, bloodbending, and spiritbending."

As a waterbender, you are adaptable, ever changing, and internally balanced. You find little to no trouble acclimating to new situations, understanding emotions, and just going with it. Waterbenders practice Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style, so maybe you should try that out if you're interested.



Does this not feel right?
Remember, you know yourself better than any person or test. This test would likely tell Korra she's a firebender, but she knows her connection to water regardless.
But maybe we're on the right track.
Do you feel closer to air? Perhaps you're a cloud or mist bender and you could learn a mix of Tai Chi and Ba Gua Zhang.
Feel closer to earth? Perhaps you're a lavabender, in which case you could learn Baji Quan. Or maybe you're a plantbender, which could be the Wing Chun style.
Drawn to fire? You could scald your opponents with steam with a bit of influence from Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, or on the other end of the spectrum you could bend lightning almost exclusively.
Only you can decide that.



For those interested, this test was created in conjunction with the Facebook group Team Avatar (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533262173612386/) which is an attempt at gathering and sharing resources and information for learning the martial art styles associated with our decided forms of bending. It is always open to new members!

Earth

Earth

Are you an earthbender?

"Earthbending is the element of substance. It demands a special connection with the earth that is achievable with neutral jing, listening, though seemingly doing nothing, and waiting for the right moment to strike. Because of their element's stability and its stress on neutral jing, earthbenders stand their ground, absorbing or intercepting attacks until they completely overwhelm their opponents. Unlike the other bending arts, earthbending's strength equally lies in both offense and defense. The sub-skills for earthbending are sandbending, seismic sense, metalbending, and lavabending."

As an earthbender, you have substance, stability, and strength. You have an unmoving will and nerves of steel - no one is getting in your way. Earthbenders take after the martial art of Hung Gar, so you may want to try that if you're interested.



Does this not feel right?
Remember, you know yourself better than any person or test. This test would likely tell Korra she's a firebender, but she knows her connection to water regardless.
But maybe we're on the right track.
Do you feel closer to water? Maybe you're a lavabender, pursuing the Baji Quan style. Or maybe you're a plantbender, which could mean you use the half rigid, half flowing style of Wing Chun.
Feel closer to fire? You're likely a metalbender, meaning you'll want to pursue Toph's personal style of The Southern Praying Mantis.
Drawn to air? You're likely a sandbender, in which case a style like Primordial Tai Chi would suit you best.
Only you can decide that.



For those interested, this test was created in conjunction with the Facebook group Team Avatar (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533262173612386/) which is an attempt at gathering and sharing resources and information for learning the martial art styles associated with our decided forms of bending. It is always open to new members!

Fire

Fire

Are you a firebender?

"Fire is the element of power. Firebending is the most aggressive bending art. Unlike other benders who depend on external sources of their elements to bend, firebenders can create fire using their internal heat source in addition to controlling already existent flames. As the element of power, firebenders have to be able to maintain a constant source of energy and balance in battle, unleashing a volley of direct, successive attacks. Due to its solar affinity, firebending is stronger during the day and at its full power at noon, but completely ineffective during a solar eclipse. When a comet passes close to the planet, the power of a firebender is greatly increased. The sub-skills for firebending are combustionbending, generating and redirecting lightning, and chi-reading."

As a firebender, you display power, drive, and action. You're a go-getter and not much can dampen your spirits. You're often the most noticed person in a room and you aren't afraid to speak up or make a change. Firebenders follow the fighting style of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, and you could too if you're interested.



Does this not feel right?
Remember, you know yourself better than any person or test. This test would likely tell Korra she's a firebender, but she knows her connection to water regardless.
But maybe we're on the right track.
Do you feel more connected to air? Maybe you're talented enough to be a combustion bender like Sparky Sparky Boom Man and P'Li. You'll want to combine the explosive power of Northern Shaolin with the agility of Ba Gua Zhang.
Feel closer to earth? Maybe you're a metal bender, as some elements of its Southern Praying Mantis style are already present in firebending.
Drawn to water? You might deal solely in lightning-based attacks, or you could scald people with the steam you bend. Either way, mix in Tai Chi with your Northern Shaolin and you're set.
Only you can decide that.



For those interested, this test was created in conjunction with the Facebook group Team Avatar (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533262173612386/) which is an attempt at gathering and sharing resources and information for learning the martial art styles associated with our decided forms of bending. It is always open to new members!