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2. "RE: DS03 Goodbye & Hello, Revisited"
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   >>That said, Lhakpa and Nyima are members of the first post-Aang
>>generation to really have the luxury of having people in it who
>>are Not On Board. In Jinora and her siblings' day, they were
>>it. If any of them had walked away (and I suspect Ikki, for
>>one, rather wanted to at times), the survival of the airbender nation
>>itself would have been in some measure of doubt. Lhakpa thinks
>>she's experiencing societal pressures?
>Hmm. I think I'd lost track of the number of generations, or just
>didn't do the math. But...yeah. I think I heard '100-some airbenders'
>and thought more than 4 generations were around. But I may not have
>factored in the longer lifespans. But, thinking about it...we have
>Aang and Katara, then Jinora's generation, then Tenzin's, then Nyima
>and Lhakpa's....I think. I could be wrong.

From what we've seen, the family tree's broken down something like this:

Aang (Last Airbender pre-Sozin's Comet/First Airbender post-Sozin's Comet) + Katara
Tenzin the Elder ("Last" Airbender in the period between Aang's death and Jinora's birth) + Pema
Jinora, Ikki, Meelo, Rohan (all airbenders) (each deciding to bear/sire multiple children)
Descendants of the above four (Not as many wanting to go the multiple-child route, but at least encouraged to have at least one.)
Shespa (Rohan's granddaughter) and others of her generation (Not all of them bearing/siring children, but still likely)
| <- -possibly- a generation extra in here, but not likely. It all depends on when and how others got born.
Tenzin the Younger, Gyatso the Younger, Nyima, Lhakpa, etc (the current young generation of airbenders).

Any of the descendants below Jinora/Ikki/Meelo/Rohan may not have been airbenders, depending on luck of the draw from Aang/Katara's genetics, or the bending status of their other parent. They're still considered part of the Air Commonwealth, but they don't all personally self-identify with the air nation or as Air Acolytes (see Bumi the Younger (nonbender) and Kya (waterbender), Tenzin the Elder's older siblings).

So, if Lhakpa ultimately doesn't want to technically be "An Air Nomad", there's plenty of counter-examples in place, though how much she'll feel like identifying with those groups is up in the air, as it were.

--- Philip

Philip J. Moyer
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