does the avatarverse have a ritual suicide tradition? i mean, it would make sense…
I’ve never seen anything about it in Canon. I would guess that if any nation would have a tradition of this, it would probably be the Fire Nation, as they put a heavy emphasis on the achievement and maintenance of honor. Also, there seems to be a strong emphasis on the good of the nation over the individual.
Earth nation might have one, as their society is very stratified and the standing of family is important, but it seems less likely to me. Rather than focusing on the ideal, many earthbenders seem very…pragmatic? So I’m not sure such an extreme extension of an idealogical thing would appeal.
I would be very surprised if either the Water or Air people had such a ritual, and also surprised if such a ritual carried over into the material hustle and bustle of republic city.
Of course, I could also be wildly incorrect.
I dunno, I’m inclined to agree with you, especially with how you’ve imagined the traditions would fall.