Also, I thought spirit bending had your own spirit in a fight with the other persons? Why have we not seen that happen?
Or is Amon's spirit just so utterly beastly that the struggle is over in less then a second? Which would mean when it comes to spirit bending he puts even the Avatar to shame. I guess it's not so bad, was Aang in the Avatar State when he spirit bended the Firelord? Would make more sense to me if he wasn't.
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I beleive Aang is in the Avatar State when he takes away Yakone's bending, as his eyes glow as they do whenever he uses the Avatar state, and not in the way it was represented in the spiritual battle at the end of Sozin's Comet.
"The glow is the combination of all your past lives, focusing their energy through your body." As it was explained and demonstrated in the episode "The Avatar State" when Roku shows Aang past Avatars using it, the eyes can either only glow momentarily, or continuously. Kiyoshi and Kuruk were shown with their eyes flashing and then returning to normal before doing anything with the Avatar State. I believe that when an Avatar uses the Avatar State reflexively, without complete awareness and control, the eyes will glow throughout but if they are actively and consciously entering the state with full control of their actions, then the eyes will only glow when first entering the State.
I believe that Aang was similarly using the Avatar state at the end of Sozin's Comet and in the flashback in Out of the Past, if for no other reason than to resist blood bending in the flashback.
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Either way my point still stands that when a Amon has removed another's bending in addition to the different hand placements, no part of Amon glows.
I'm not certain he has to be in the Avatar State to energy bend, I think he might have been in the Avatar state both times for separate reasons (just to deal with Ozai during the comet, and to prevent from being bloodbent). I think he happened to be in the Avatar State during both instances we've seen him take away someone's bending, but I don't believe it is necessarily a requirement for Aang at all.
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