Amon is NOT giving an illusion, or is he?

I know that the “Amon is only making the benders think they lost their bending” is a popular theory now, but have we all forgotten Lightning Bolt Zolt?

That is why the Spirits have chosen me to usher in a new era of balance. They have granted me a power that will make equality a reality. The power to take a person’s bending away…. permanently.

That was said when LBZ wasn’t in the room.

Amon takes his bending.

LBZ attempts to bend again and fails.

LBZ asks, “What did you do to me?”

Amon says, “Your firebending is gone, forever.”

Did LBZ know at the time that his bending was taken away for good? No, so how could he only be made to think that his bending was lost until he hasn’t fully realized it until Amon said so.

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Wow this totally counters my argument but what if Amon only temporarily chiblocked him and then told him it was permanent when it really wasn’t.

But hey the finale is TOMORROW!