One of the most mysterious episodes in The Last Airbender happened to introduce one of the most frightening characters in the entire series: Hama. When Hama was younger, she resided in the Southern Watertribe along with Katara’s grandmother Kanna. She lived the life of a normal water bender until the Fire Nation attacked her small tribe. Slowly, the Fire Nation soldiers picked off each waterbender one by one until Hama was finally captured.
From there she remained imprisoned, with no plans of remaining captive for long. She invented and perfected her skill of Bloodbending and used it to escape. From there she became the insane Inn Keeper that we all know her to be. Her reign of Bloodbending ultimately ended with her in handcuffs while she crackled with laughter, reiterating the fact that her job was done.
So her role in the series is done, right? Her legacy stops right there? Not necessarily. I think her insanity might have been hereditary.
Now let’s role the clock 70 years into the future during the time The Legend of Korra took place. Tarrlock begins to talk about the life of his brother Noatak (Amon) as well their relationship with their father, Yacone. Yacone proves himself to be yet another lunatic in the Avatar World when he begins to spend years trying to turn his children into Bloodbending soldiers. But what really caught my attention was what he told his kids before training started. Yacone started off by explaining that their, “family has the strongest line of blood benders”.
Bloodbending was created and perfected by Hama a little less than 70 years before Yacone began to train his children. Personally, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Hama was one of the most powerful Bloodbenders out there simply because she created it. And if Yacone is saying that their family has the strongest line of Bloodbenders, why wouldn’t Hama – arguably the strongest Bloodbender – be a part of that family?
What if Yacone, Amon and Tarrlock were decedents of Hama the entire time?
Obviously nothing here is confirmed, but it’s certainly a strong possibility. But of course, I’m more interested in hearing what all of you think about this topic.
Do you think Amon, Yacone and Tarrlock are descendants of Hama? They certainly share the same type of insanity. What’s your thought process?
[Editor’s Note:] I’ll be making a guest appearance on Avatar The Last Airbender Online’s Podcast show next week to talk about The Legend of Korra as well as what it’s like to run a fan site with such great readers as yourselves. Don’t forget to check that out.