Film Theory: Avatar and the Science of Waterbending (Avatar the Last Airbender)

26 sept 2019
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I have wanted to do a theory on Avatar the Last Airbender for YEARS! It is one of my favorite animated series ever and full of SO MUCH to theorize about! It took a while but I have finally figured out what to do - uncover the SCIENCE behind bending. That's right, I am going to figure out how bending works with SCIENCE! Today, we are focusing on Waterbending. Watch out Katara, I may become the best Waterbender in the WORLD after this episode!
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Writer: Stephanie Patrick
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sciencequestionswithsurprisinganswers.org/2013/12/09/can-water-stay-liquid-below-zero-degrees-celsius/
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avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Appa
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  • 👍👍👍 I don't have words. I love it❤️❤️❤️

    MD Anik ShihabMD Anik Shihab19 minutit tagasi
  • Can you please explain the Avatar State? I've been wondering forever what really happens when someone enters the Avatar State and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. I know this one is going to take a while to get all the facts but it will definitely be worth it. If you end up doing this I thank you so much!

    NormalModeUnavaliableNormalModeUnavaliable4 tundi tagasi
  • It’s true earth is best

    Dylan TejadaDylan Tejada6 tundi tagasi
  • I can airbend, you can’t prove me wrong because air is invisible

    Anonymous CookieAnonymous Cookie7 tundi tagasi
  • 15:40 one of those water molecules is a ho

    Oscar SermenoOscar Sermeno7 tundi tagasi
  • Could you do a theory on the other 3 elements

    Jacob SukovatyJacob Sukovaty12 tundi tagasi
  • Summary: You wanna become a waterbender well first you have to become magnet man and there you have it😊

    Jack RoenJack Roen14 tundi tagasi
  • MORE AVATAR VIDS PLZ!!!!

    dog lord 8000dog lord 800015 tundi tagasi
  • Appa ( a Skype Bison ) weighs 10 tons

    Ragcraftis GamesRagcraftis Games16 tundi tagasi
  • No earthbending episode

    Jerry RazoJerry RazoPäev tagasi
  • What Is this science class? I like it.

    Aaron RamirezAaron RamirezPäev tagasi
  • Doesn’t this make water benders metal benders too as MatPat’s example with the water syringes and the magnet is also how a railgun works? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun

    Jayson4287Jayson4287Päev tagasi
  • Hey remover when he said he would do another one of these?

    Kole RotterKole RotterPäev tagasi
  • They should call the puddle to the face I like ya cut G

    Flux_ImBackFlux_ImBackPäev tagasi
  • Mat should do a theory on how air benders should be able to bend wood, trees, and even coal/ other minerals as all these things are made by compressed carbon so even diamonds could be bended

    Cody ChristerCody ChristerPäev tagasi
  • so the other episodes never happened huh

    Gray AtreidesGray Atreides2 päeva tagasi
  • make a video on each elements

    Omar UrbinaOmar Urbina2 päeva tagasi
  • Who else used to comb their hair just to use the static to bend the faucet water?

    {*Sunray Shadow*}{*Sunray Shadow*}2 päeva tagasi
  • Honestly, Waterbending is my favorite type of bending.

    Orthus GamesOrthus Games2 päeva tagasi
  • Physics is just crazy

    tushaun Hutchinsontushaun Hutchinson2 päeva tagasi
  • Its such a good show, my favorite animated show

    Maya FowlerMaya Fowler2 päeva tagasi
  • Hey MatPat Can you make that video on the science of Firebending? I have been waiting for a long time...

    AnonymousPersonAnonymousPerson2 päeva tagasi
  • 1:10 ha ha

    Steinbros SteinSteinbros Stein2 päeva tagasi
  • Still waiting for you to do earth, fire, and air

    Johnny IceeJohnny Icee2 päeva tagasi
  • how did ming hua do it ?

    Sarah D’SilvaSarah D’Silva2 päeva tagasi
  • 5:25 JUST A SILLY CATCHFRASE THAT "CATCHFRASE" IS WHAT GOT ME INTO FANF

    Marjorie LynchMarjorie Lynch3 päeva tagasi
  • Sokka would love this. Unless it was early season one Sokka in which case he would hate it because it proves that Katara was right

    AhvraAhvra3 päeva tagasi
  • Yay I'm not the only one who thinks eathbening is the best

    Oliver SalibaOliver Saliba3 päeva tagasi
  • The moon is considered the first water bender.

    AJ LimjapAJ Limjap4 päeva tagasi
  • water benders are human magnets

    Cattie CatCattie Cat4 päeva tagasi
  • when are you gonna do earth bending, fire bending, and air bending

    Cattie CatCattie Cat4 päeva tagasi
  • The water benders can move gravity what makes so you can remove water so they gravity bender

    UltimatebossUltimateboss4 päeva tagasi
  • 4:34 FACT

    Skello BonesSkello Bones4 päeva tagasi
  • ' Who's here in 2021 waiting for his videos on the other bending arts 🤚🏽

    Pau OcampoPau Ocampo4 päeva tagasi
  • Wait so if metal benders can bend magnets (I’m not sure if they can I’m just going off that they can) can really advanced metal benders kinda bend water using the magnets?

    that guythat guy4 päeva tagasi
    • True, but they bend metal by the rocks inside the metal not the magnet that can move metal. But of course it's just a hunch after all

      Leonaloves AnimationsLeonaloves Animations3 päeva tagasi
  • I like how Firebending is about powerful voice, Earthbending is physical strength, waterbending is patience and then you got Airbending. Newton's worst fear.

    AidyPlays 101AidyPlays 1015 päeva tagasi
  • make a video about the science of fire bending

    Eyerusalem Lemma TekleyohanesEyerusalem Lemma Tekleyohanes5 päeva tagasi
  • Hello MatPat I'm a BIG fan of your videos and I think all ur theories are very smart. I particularly loved your Marvel Spider-Man 3 video I watched it like 7 times already and I was wondering since there were soo many new updates, announcements and news about the movie, you could make a another video. Thank you! Your videos are fantastic and you are my favourite EEworldr! :) =)

    Keertesha NathanKeertesha Nathan5 päeva tagasi
  • tbh the live remake sucked to me

    Samtistry OfficialSamtistry Official6 päeva tagasi
  • sooo if i have a large magnet that is my size i will be pushed away because im 60% water?

    Arctic WolfArctic Wolf6 päeva tagasi
  • Avatar reminded me so much of Harry Potter because both the Slytherins and Firebenders are stereotyped and mistreated by the people who are supposed to be the “good guys.”

    Krithika_Rangan KrishnamurthyKrithika_Rangan Krishnamurthy6 päeva tagasi
  • Instruction unclear. I blooded bend myself in Day time

    WoosheWooshe6 päeva tagasi
  • earth benders are the best

    Marshall GreenMarshall Green6 päeva tagasi
  • It's not science. Science doesn't answer everything.

    CONSCIOUS MORPHEUSCONSCIOUS MORPHEUS6 päeva tagasi
  • 4:34 oh yea now your speaking my language Anyone who disagrees will get beat up by Toph

    Spelling and grammar police OfficialSpelling and grammar police Official6 päeva tagasi
  • The online real water bender: the moon

    MatthewJRW RobloxMatthewJRW Roblox7 päeva tagasi
  • Hey

    Doge GangDoge Gang7 päeva tagasi
  • i watched the last airbender like 3 times!!! and I'm doing the second time in the legend of korra!!! i love the avatar's movies... and I'm glad you made a video about it!

    Heng Shu WeiHeng Shu Wei7 päeva tagasi
  • EARTH GANG (LIKE COMMENT IF YOU EARTH FAM)

    DoubleX AlchemistDoubleX Alchemist7 päeva tagasi
  • Ok so benders can change the state of their elements, so why pull water from the air, and turn it into a plasma form? You have basically have fire bending. Just create small molecular spheres of water around air, and you have an equivalent of air bending, being able to change air currents. Pull water from the air though earth and you can basically earth bend.

    Vetera NovusVetera Novus7 päeva tagasi
  • And he never did part 2

    Raven6802Raven68027 päeva tagasi
  • The end card You’ve heard of the elf on the shelf now get ready for the Iroh on the rhino

    The Dark AgesThe Dark Ages7 päeva tagasi
  • Wow! That is so interesting!!

    TheFastPawnWolfTheFastPawnWolf7 päeva tagasi
  • technically appa is 10 tons

    Jillian KatzJillian Katz7 päeva tagasi
  • matpat means matthew patthew

    Andrei RaduAndrei Radu7 päeva tagasi
  • The question is how do they create the electromagnetic force ??

    lakamsani ranilakamsani rani7 päeva tagasi
  • 13:39 I’m pretty sure I’m 1 episode behind this and it’s been spoiled rip

    Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson8 päeva tagasi
  • I agree earth bending is the best

    Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson8 päeva tagasi
  • did matpat ever do any other atla episodes

    Heather MerrittHeather Merritt8 päeva tagasi
  • More. We need more.

    S MS M8 päeva tagasi
  • Help me my friend can water bend!

    Brielle RaimeyBrielle Raimey8 päeva tagasi
  • The jittery boundary concordingly boast because jumbo inherently object along a vivacious needle. weak, volatile anatomy

    Женя ПеняЖеня Пеня8 päeva tagasi
  • If water benders are abled to Make magnatic forces can a real powerfull on bend metal with that

    Enzo ZuinEnzo Zuin8 päeva tagasi
  • Welp!! A free A++++ for your high school physics and science class!!!

    Chiken GgangChiken Ggang9 päeva tagasi
  • please someone make waterbending gloves

    EpicGamingBoi 820EpicGamingBoi 8209 päeva tagasi
  • Mmmmmmmmmmm ! Science

    Shawn GrouseShawn Grouse9 päeva tagasi
  • I’m so happy that you covered this

    Shawn GrouseShawn Grouse9 päeva tagasi
  • so that means there is a secret "Electro Bending"

    ͲǶƐ ⱮƐⱮƐ ҠįᑎƓͲǶƐ ⱮƐⱮƐ ҠįᑎƓ9 päeva tagasi
  • Can Someone Tell MatPat To Make A The Legend Of Korra Theory!?

    Tristan BarritaTristan Barrita9 päeva tagasi
  • I LOVE THIS SERIES AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER!

    Tristan BarritaTristan Barrita9 päeva tagasi
  • so water bender are made out of magnet

    King KyleKing Kyle10 päeva tagasi
  • U need a fasebook account

    Jackson GibsonJackson Gibson10 päeva tagasi
  • eeworld.info/chat/o2igpKOFpWnVrtA/video Yes This is possible this This is science

    Liam BurnettLiam Burnett10 päeva tagasi
  • Earth benders are my favorite bit a air bender could take the air out off someone's lungs, bending them to their will. Fire benders should use there body heat to make fire. If they hold something hot, they use that heat. Earth bending is still my favorite thi.

    Kwam EteifKwam Eteif10 päeva tagasi
  • I can air bend with my mouth

    Happy0rgHappy0rg10 päeva tagasi
  • Matpat pls pin my comment if im right

    Clinton MooreClinton Moore10 päeva tagasi
  • Cool thing i noticed: the person who was in the avatar themed opening is chell, notice the longs boots from the game: Portal

    Clinton MooreClinton Moore10 päeva tagasi
  • I will do this as a science project

    Srisan BcSrisan Bc11 päeva tagasi
  • lol

    Ahyoung ChoAhyoung Cho11 päeva tagasi
  • Fun fact. There's places on earth where water falls up. 😎

    mylife 23mylife 2311 päeva tagasi
  • He was bold egg now in seson3 he got hier

    BJ SPIDERMAN11BJ SPIDERMAN1111 päeva tagasi
  • Appa is a sky bison. Aang literally said that sky bison were the first airbenders just like dragons were the first firebenders. Since this is said in the show it’s literally a primary source.

    Kei PleinnikulKei Pleinnikul11 päeva tagasi
  • Von Miller

    ahmed mekanaahmed mekana11 päeva tagasi
  • appa weighs 20k pounds matpat not 3k

    JackJack11 päeva tagasi
  • Water is my element people!

    Jose Osequera-RiveraJose Osequera-Rivera11 päeva tagasi
  • Can you imagine how easy aang could have mastered waterbending just by watching this video?

    Zitha Does MagicZitha Does Magic11 päeva tagasi
  • Instructions not clear, accidentally ended up meeting the truth and losing left leg

    Ntabayothbo DubeNtabayothbo Dube12 päeva tagasi
  • Instructions not clear, accidentally ended up meeting the truth and losing left leg

    Ntabayothbo DubeNtabayothbo Dube12 päeva tagasi
  • Did you tell nickaloadia about scrooge mc duck's money??? Also congrats!!!!

    Futuristic GodFuturistic God13 päeva tagasi
  • Nickelodeon doing a video series with a youtuber they hope to get traction on ...facebook. Morons 😂

    DerAltruistDerAltruist13 päeva tagasi
  • I want a teacher like Matt

    Rasoul SalimiRasoul Salimi13 päeva tagasi
  • The hackssmith: Right that down. RIGHT THAT DOWN!!

    Blue ThunderBlue Thunder13 päeva tagasi
  • Dude where is that earth bending episode

    Patient St. ChrisPatient St. Chris13 päeva tagasi
  • The more I watch videos about Avatar: The Last Airbender, the more I’m amazed. This show was so well thought out and perfectly coordinated and planned. The writers behind this show are brilliant.

    【WONDERLAND】【WONDERLAND】13 päeva tagasi
  • Soldier in 2209: Sir, why did you make a device that can manipulate water? Scientist: You Wanna know?

    Friendly PhireFriendly Phire13 päeva tagasi
  • You teach me more than school

    DrGaming 55DrGaming 5513 päeva tagasi
  • Sometimes you may wonder why?, why is the rules of the universe like so...

    JC CanizalJC Canizal13 päeva tagasi
  • do more theories like this matpat

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  • Cactus juice it's the quenchiest - sokka

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  • I was a pimply pat -mat pat

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