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When friend is clearly upset but they don’t wanna talk about it but you wanna help but don’t know how and you just kinda
I mentioned this headcanon in an ask a long while back and I wanted to expand on it. You see I don’t think nations discriminate each other on appearance, or at least they do it less than humans. That’s because the appearance of nations is more variable than humans, the absence of DNA means they aren’t victim to dominant and recessive genes as humans are. (I believe their appearance are based on a number of things, mainly their people, but also from their culture, history, lands and in some cases, influences from elder avatars in surrounding areas. So they inherit traits from influences, not through genes like for humans)
Instead of appearance, avatars look at the upbringing of other avatars to judge if they are equals or whether the other is of “poorer quality”. Here are the three steps needed in the upbringing of an avatar and why these steps are considered so important. I’ll also mention what happens if one is are skipped and what happens if an avatar is raised only through that one step:
- Solitude: When avatars are “born”, it is considered essential that they spend the first few months, maybe even years, on their own. It is a difficult and lonely phase but this time is used by the avatarling to understand their own nature. No one is there to explain to them what they are and what their abilities are, they are meant to figure all this out on their own. They spend a lot of this time gaining an understanding about what it is to be an avatar. Some of the younger generations of avatars may turn to older avatars and try to ask for their advice but in general they are expected to find out their own answers about their nature, not learn from someone else’s understanding of what they are.
- If missed: If an avatar is immediately after their “birth” taken in by humans and/or animals and they’re not given the amount of solitude needed to figure out who they are before they reach adulthood, they’re unlikely to ever gain a true understanding about who they really are. Rather than understand that they’re an avatar, the avatar is most likely to think of themselves as a human. This can have negative consequences on their health as their way of seeing themselves affects how their body acts. That is, an avatar would be prone to falling sick more often, aging prematurely, healing more slowly and being easily killed. Avatars that have not been given the time to fully grasp their true nature don’t tend to live as long as other avatars, as any injuries/diseases they suffer has the potential of crippling them or killing them.
- If raised solely through this step: Essentially these avatars are not known to survive to adulthood if they spend their entire childhood on their own. They lack humanity and have no respect for life or the balance of nature. They have a full understanding of their avatar nature, but having failed to be exposed to the fauna and humans, they are unable connect to their land and their people. As a result of this, they’re unable to keep their physical bodies intact. They lack empathy and struggle to understand basic emotions. It’s considered physically impossible to meet an adult avatar who grew up in complete solitude. However there are avatars that spent almost too much on their own but survived to adulthood as they were exposed to animals and humans just in time. These avatars are characterised by a child-like behaviour or seem reserved and express their emotions with great difficulty.