What if the entire war was a vast conspiracy perpetuated by Fire Lord Sozin, the Air Nomads, and the White Lotus Society to bring the four disparate nations under a new, unified world government, guided by the Avatar and bolstered by a newly-pacified Fire Nation?
And what if it worked?
Damn it, don't make me want to write another fanfic. I haven't finished the first one yet!
The Air Nomads orchestrating a conspiracy that leads to the demise of their own people? Genius!
>Xandar, our reign has gone on long enough.
>Indeed, summon the meteors.
The Air Nomads were never slaughtered. It was a ruse. Maybe a few hundred across the temples were killed for effect.
The rest abandoned the temples and blended into the populations of at least the Earth Kingdom and the Fire Nation. They infiltrated the highest levels of society to continue to oversee the conspiracy.
Could explain Ty Lee's gray eyes.
Or so Sozin and his historians would have you believe...
No no no they're all hiding in those tunnels underneath the Fire Nation capital. Well, most of them anyway. Of course a few monks needed to actually die, for war stories to be passed down realistically in the Fire Nation, but these monks were part of the conspiracy and gave their lives willingly so that the appearance of genocide would be present. When, after the war, the majority of the Air Nomads come out of the caves, it will be heralded as a sign of the healing power of the Avatar, the new world order's ability to bring balance to all four nations, and the presence of the mandate of heaven.
The monks planned to send Aang away from Gyatso because they knew it would make him run away, creating a world without an Avatar to make the people that much more willing to accept the new world order when he returns to end the war.
Gyatso (an avid player of Pai Sho and an obvious member of the Order of the White Lotus) creates a plan where, upon his death, his body is placed in the Southern Air Temple in a scene designed to look like he had been killed while fending off a Fire Nation attack. From a spiritual standpoint, it's akin to a Tibetan sky burial, but it serves a deeper purpose: they know that when Aang returns, he will first return home to the Southern Air Temple, and when he sees Gyatso's body and assumes he was killed by the Fire Nation, he will go into the Avatar State so strongly that temples across the world will sense it, relaying a message to the conspirators that it's time to move forward.
Ty Lee is IN on it. She helped manipulate Azula so that she would break down at just the right moment, insuring that Zuko would be able to take the throne.
mother of god....
And when Azula was growing more and more paranoid around the time of her coronation, she was right -- she was starting to notice the signs of the conspiracy. That's why it was so important for Ty Lee to do her part to make Azula "break down," so that if she ended up saying any more she could be dismissed as a mentally unstable individual.
I keep looking for this on the "Wild Mass Guess" ATLA page on TVTropes, but I can't find it. Seriously, no one's thought of this before?
God-damn. But who was the plant in the Avatar's group to make sure he acted as he was supposed to? Or did they merely rely on the legend they had fabricated in order for him to do what was necessary?
And is THAT why the Air Nomad Elders decided to take Aang away for training, fully knowing he'd listened in on their conversation?
Are you talking about Aang?
My inclination is to say that Aang is in on the conspiracy too. All the Air Nomads were.
Fuck, it's even possible that Aang met Sozin.
An interesting idea.
One that, if true, transforms Iroh from Cool Old Guy into Magical Kung Fu Kaiser Soze.
Well, he kinda failed there at killing Roku and committing the genocide of the Air Nomads.
LOL you guys. Sozin was just a mere pawn of the Great and Powerful Cabbage Lord and his army of Killer Cabbages! Yes, cabbages.
You crash into them in Omashu. You feed them to Platypus Bears to prevent cabbage slug infestations. You cut them to pieces and feast on their raw corpses in your salads. You use them as mere running gags. But they've had enough. And they're not going to take it anymore...
We have always been at war with the Earth Kingdom.
>guided by the Avatar and bolstered by a newly-pacified Fire Nation?
So they're ruled by god and the pope?
After a fashion, yes. It's a combined political and spiritual world order.
The people must be told.
You know I can't let you do that.
Of course. You must protect Sokka's new utopia. What's one more body amongst the foundations? Well, what are you waiting for? Do it....DO IT!!!
Wow. That was the first thing I ever drew TRACED for +/a/. I'm surprised anyone saved it.
Thank you for making it in the first place! :3
Air Nomads = Jews!
White Lotus Society = Bilderbergers/Illuminati!
Air Nomad holocaust = Holocaust!
How have I never seen this before? This is awesome!
They secretly orchestrated the population transfer of 1/4 of the planet?
DAMN IT HATERIOT! WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON PLUS4CHAN!?