Water, one of the four elemental arts, is the hydrokinetic ability to control and "produce" water, as well as its many forms. This type of bending is utilized by the people of the Water Tribe.
Water is the element of change. The moon is the source of power in water people, and the original waterbenders learned to bend by observing how the moon pushed and pulled the tides.
The fighting style of waterbending is mostly fluid and graceful, acting in concert with the environment but in some people however, is more rigid and straight. Waterbenders deal with the flow of energy; they let their defense become their offense, turning their opponents' own forces against them. Even when waterbenders do take an attack stance, their moves always appear to flow from one to the other.
- Water Manipulation/Generation: Having the element of Water, they were able to manipulate and/or generate water out of thin air at his whim and desire, and gave water any shape the wanted. It could be anything from a wave to giant watery hands.
- Healing Factor. Waterbenders can sometimes use a unique sub-skill: the ability to heal injuries by redirecting energy paths, or chi, throughout the body, using water as a catalyst. Waterbenders can use their abilities to heal by surrounding a sick or injured person with water, which glows during the process.
- Swim. The Water People can swim quickly and breathe underwater due to the power of their element.
- Manipulation. They have the power to control people because of the water within a persons body, but only for a limited time.