The Avatar is a recombinant.
The Avatar belongs to the realm of the outcast: the poor, the unemployed, the homeless, the sexually deviant, the LGBT, you name it…
The Avatar is not excluded by society is not dismissed among humans. On the contrary, exclusion is the door where the Avatar makes an entry into society and later on, into normalcy.
The margins of society are a desired and beloved environement, for the Avatar they are the best learning ground.
The Avatar bonds and teams up with outcasts in order to learn expert social skills, and infiltrate the society of human at large. He/She benefits from the dubious status of being an visible or invisible minority.
Madja Edelstein-Gomez, February 14, 2009.