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man, sometimes i get really teary-eyed when i think about how deeply raava must understand the scope of human life, the value and the wonder of it

like. she literally experienced every single moment of every single one of the avatar’s lifetimes, she knew all of their flaws and insecurities and fears

but she also knew all of their strengths, their hopes, their kindnesses

and she felt each of them go through everything

every single loss (ummi’s death, sozin’s betrayal, the air nomad genocide), every single bright spot (defeating chin the conquerer, meeting katara, winning a pro-bending match)

every single person and animal and spirit that the avatar has ever met

every single feeling of loneliness and fear and hope and love

raava understands how it is to be male and female and everything in between

she understands how it is to be born as a member of the aristocracy, as a street rat, as a country bumpkin

she understands how it is to grow up in the fire nation, the earth kingdom, the water tribes, the air temples

she understands how it is to be five years old, and ten and twenty and fifty, a hundred times over

and with each lifetime she sinks deeper and deeper into the avatar’s soul, like a tree digging its roots into the soil, over thousands of years and hundreds of lifetimes

raava has felt all of it, seen all of it, been all of it, she’s so completely in tune with the human experience i can’t believe how much i love the concept of her

this great spirit, who used to be so disdainful of human, of humanity– coming down from her mountain and learning miracle of human life, how it’s infinitesimally large and infinitesimally small at the same time, the range of its variety

each of the avatars lead beautiful, terrible, fulfilled lives by themselves, but raava is like the thread that connects a string of pearls; she makes them more than the sum of their parts.

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