0:01 - 0:05 Water, earth,
0:05 - 0:09 fire, air...
0:10 - 0:14 Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.
0:14 - 0:17 Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
0:18 - 0:22 Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them.
0:22 - 0:24 But when the world needed him most,
0:24 - 0:25 he vanished.
0:26 - 0:30 A hundred years passed, and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar,
0:30 - 0:31 an airbender named Aang.
0:31 - 0:34 And although his airbending skills are great,
0:34 - 0:36 he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone.
0:37 - 0:41 But I believe Aang can save the world.
0:53 - 0:57 So, travelers, the next time you think you hear
0:57 - 0:59 a strange large bird talking,
0:59 - 1:06 take a closer look. It might not be a giant parrot, but a flying man,
1:06 - 1:11 a member of a secret group of airwalkers who laugh at gravity
1:11 - 1:14 and laugh at those bound to the earth by it.
1:16 - 1:19 Aren't airbender stories the best?
1:19 - 1:21 Was it realistic? Is that how it was back then?
1:21 - 1:23 I laugh at gravity all the time.
1:23 - 1:26 Ha ha! Gravity.
1:26 - 1:27 Jingle, jingle.
1:32 - 1:33 Sorry.
1:34 - 1:36 Aw. Cheapskates.
1:36 - 1:37 Hey, thanks for the story.
1:37 - 1:39 Tell it to the cap, boy.
1:44 - 1:47 Aw. Much obliged, little bat thing.
1:47 - 1:49 It means a lot to hear airbender stories.
1:49 - 1:51 It must have been a hundred years ago
1:51 - 1:52 your great-grandpa met them.
1:52 - 1:55 What are you prattling about, child?
1:55 - 1:57 Great-grandpappy saw the airwalkers last week.
2:06 - 2:08 We're almost to the Northern Air Temple.
2:08 - 2:10 This is where they had the championships
2:10 - 2:11 for sky bison polo.
2:12 - 2:15 Do you think we'll really find airbenders?
2:15 - 2:17 You want me to be like you or totally honest?
2:17 - 2:19 Are you saying I'm a liar?
2:19 - 2:21 I'm saying you're an optimist. Same thing, basically.
2:22 - 2:24 Hey, guys, look at this!
2:33 - 2:34 They really are airbenders!
2:36 - 2:37 No, they're not.
2:38 - 2:39 What do you mean, they're not?
2:39 - 2:40 Those guys are flying!
2:40 - 2:42 Gliding maybe, but not flying.
2:43 - 2:44 You can tell by the way they move
2:44 - 2:47 they're not airbending. Those people have no spirit.
2:49 - 2:51 Oh! Oh!
2:53 - 2:56 I don't know, Aang. That kid seemed pretty spirited.
3:07 - 3:08 Ow!
3:08 - 3:11 We'd better find some solid ground before it finds us.
3:15 - 3:17 Ha ha!
3:20 - 3:21 Go, Teo!
3:21 - 3:24 Show that bald kid how it's done!
3:40 - 3:41 Hey there. You're pretty good.
3:42 - 3:45 Yeah, I know. But I can do more than fancy gliding.
4:01 - 4:03 Wow! I don't think I can do that.
4:03 - 4:04 But here's a good one.
4:27 - 4:28 What do you think?
4:28 - 4:29 It's great.
4:44 - 4:48 Hey, you're a real airbender.
4:48 - 4:50 You must be the Avatar.
4:51 - 4:54 That's amazing! I've heard stories about you.
4:54 - 4:55 Thanks.
4:55 - 4:58 Wow! This glider chair is incredible.
4:58 - 5:00 If you think this is good, wait until you see
5:00 - 5:02 the other stuff my dad designed.
5:24 - 5:25 Wow!
5:25 - 5:27 Yeah, my dad is the mastermind
5:27 - 5:29 behind this whole place.
5:29 - 5:31 Everything is powered by hot air.
5:31 - 5:33 It even pumps hot air currents outside
5:33 - 5:34 to give us a lift when we're gliding.
5:34 - 5:36 This place is unbelievable.
5:36 - 5:38 Yeah. It's great, isn't it?
5:38 - 5:40 No. Just unbelievable.
5:40 - 5:42 Aang used to come here a long time ago.
5:43 - 5:45 I think he's a little shocked it's so different.
5:46 - 5:47 So better!
5:53 - 5:55 This is supposed to be the history of my people.
6:08 - 6:09 Ugh!
6:11 - 6:13 I'm sure some parts of the temple are still the same.
6:18 - 6:20 It's nice to see at least one part of the temple
6:20 - 6:21 that isn't ruined.
6:32 - 6:34 What the doodle? Don't you know enough
6:34 - 6:37 to stay away from construction sites?
6:37 - 6:39 We have to make room for the bathhouse.
6:39 - 6:41 Do you know what you did?
6:41 - 6:43 You just destroyed something sacred
6:43 - 6:45 for a stupid bathhouse.
6:45 - 6:47 Well, people around here are starting to stink.
6:47 - 6:49 This whole place stinks.
6:49 - 6:50 Hyah!
6:59 - 7:02 This is a sacred temple. You can't treat it this way.
7:02 - 7:04 I've seen it when the monks were here.
7:04 - 7:05 I know what it's supposed to be like.
7:05 - 7:09 The monks? But you're 12.
7:09 - 7:12 Dad, he's the Avatar.
7:12 - 7:14 He used to come here a hundred years ago.
7:14 - 7:16 What are you doing? Who said you could be here?
7:17 - 7:19 Doing here...
7:19 - 7:22 A long time ago, but not a hundred years,
7:22 - 7:24 my people became refugees
7:25 - 7:26 after a terrible flood.
7:27 - 7:30 My infant son, Teo, was badly hurt
7:30 - 7:31 and lost his mother.
7:33 - 7:35 I needed somewhere to rebuild,
7:35 - 7:37 and I stumbled across this place.
7:37 - 7:38 Couldn't believe it.
7:38 - 7:42 Everywhere pictures of flying people, but empty.
7:42 - 7:44 Nobody home.
7:44 - 7:47 Then I came across these fan-like contraptions.
7:47 - 7:48 Our gliders.
7:48 - 7:51 Yes, little light flying machines.
7:51 - 7:52 They gave me an idea...
7:53 - 7:56 Build a new life for my son in the air.
7:56 - 7:59 Then everyone would be on equal ground,
7:59 - 8:01 so to speak.
8:01 - 8:04 We're just in the process of improving upon what's already here.
8:05 - 8:09 And after all, isn't that what nature does?
8:09 - 8:11 Nature knows where to stop.
8:11 - 8:12 I suppose that's true.
8:12 - 8:18 Unfortunately, progress has a way of getting away from us.
8:18 - 8:19 Look at the time!
8:21 - 8:24 Come. The pulley system must be oiled before dark.
8:24 - 8:27 Wait. How can you tell the time from that thing?
8:27 - 8:29 The notches all look the same.
8:29 - 8:31 The candle will tell us. Watch.
8:33 - 8:35 You put spark powder in the candle!
8:35 - 8:39 Four flashes. So it's exactly four hours past midday,
8:39 - 8:41 or as I call it, four o'candle.
8:41 - 8:42 Ha ha!
8:42 - 8:44 If you liked that,
8:44 - 8:47 wait till you see my finger-safe knife sharpener.
8:47 - 8:50 It only took me three tries to get it right.
8:50 - 8:52 Aah!
8:52 - 8:54 Follow me.
8:54 - 8:56 Hey, Aang, I want to show you something.
8:57 - 8:58 I just can't get over it.
8:58 - 9:00 There's not a single thing that's the same.
9:00 - 9:02 I don't know about that.
9:02 - 9:03 The temple might be different,
9:03 - 9:06 but the creatures that live here are probably direct descendants
9:06 - 9:09 of the ones that lived here a long time ago.
9:09 - 9:12 You're right. They're kind of keepers of the temple's origins.
9:14 - 9:16 Besides, there is one part of the temple
9:16 - 9:17 that hasn't changed at all.
9:18 - 9:19 Hey...
9:19 - 9:21 It's just like the one in the other air temple.
9:21 - 9:23 Only an airbender can open it.
9:23 - 9:25 So inside, it's completely untouched.
9:25 - 9:27 Just the way the monks left it.
9:27 - 9:29 I've always wondered what it was like in there.
9:30 - 9:31 Aang?
9:31 - 9:34 I'm sorry. This is the last part of the temple
9:34 - 9:35 that's the same as it was.
9:35 - 9:37 I want it to stay that way.
9:37 - 9:40 I completely understand.
9:40 - 9:41 I just wanted you to know it was here.
9:41 - 9:43 Thanks.
9:48 - 9:52 These lanterns are terrible. I can't see.
9:52 - 9:55 Why would you want to use fireflies for light?
9:55 - 9:58 Hey! Close that up. They'll get loose.
9:58 - 10:01 Fireflies are a nonflammable light source.
10:07 - 10:10 Cover your nose and hold your breath.
10:11 - 10:14 Ok. So you brought me all the way down here
10:14 - 10:15 to see an empty room.
10:16 - 10:17 Wrong.
10:17 - 10:20 It's filled to the brim with natural gas.
10:20 - 10:22 I came across it my first time here.
10:22 - 10:25 Unfortunately, I was carrying a torch at the time.
10:25 - 10:29 Nearly blew myself and the whole place even more sky-high.
10:29 - 10:32 I thought my eyebrows would never grow back.
10:32 - 10:35 Anyway, there's a vital problem that needs solving.
10:35 - 10:39 From time to time, we have gas leaks.
10:39 - 10:41 And they're nearly impossible to find.
10:41 - 10:44 So this place is an explosion waiting to happen.
10:44 - 10:47 Yes. Until I figure out how to locate
10:47 - 10:51 something I can't see, hear, smell, or touch.
10:51 - 10:53 The wind will carry you.
10:53 - 10:54 It supports something inside you,
10:54 - 10:56 something even lighter than air.
10:56 - 10:59 And that something takes over when you fly.
11:00 - 11:01 I've changed my mind.
11:01 - 11:04 I think I was born without that something.
11:04 - 11:07 Ha! Impossible. Everybody has it.
11:07 - 11:08 Spirit.
11:08 - 11:09 What?
11:09 - 11:11 That's the something you're talking about.
11:11 - 11:12 Yeah. I suppose it is.
11:15 - 11:16 Are you ready?
11:16 - 11:18 No! Aah!
11:27 - 11:29 I can't believe I'm flying!
11:29 - 11:30 Just make sure you keep your mouth closed
11:30 - 11:32 so you don't swallow a bug.
11:34 - 11:36 Teo was right about the air.
11:36 - 11:38 All I had to do was trust it,
11:38 - 11:40 let it carry me.
11:40 - 11:42 Even though Teo's not an airbender,
11:42 - 11:44 he really does have the spirit of one.
11:47 - 11:48 I've been thinking.
11:48 - 11:50 If you want to see what's in that room,
11:50 - 11:52 I'd be happy to open the door for you.
11:53 - 11:55 Great. KATARA: Wait!
11:55 - 11:56 How do I land this thing?
11:57 - 11:58 What if I land over in the...
11:59 - 12:02 Blech! Bug. bug.
12:02 - 12:04 That was a bug.
12:08 - 12:10 I said, don't touch anything.
12:10 - 12:11 Oh!
12:12 - 12:13 Oh, don't worry.
12:13 - 12:15 That experiment is old,
12:15 - 12:18 and that egg was just part of last week's lunch.
12:18 - 12:20 Ugh!
12:20 - 12:21 Week-old egg smell.
12:22 - 12:23 Quick, find that egg.
12:25 - 12:28 I can't believe I'm finally going to see what's inside.
12:41 - 12:43 How could something that's so small, you can't even see it,
12:43 - 12:45 make such a big stink?
12:45 - 12:48 That's the solution to our problem.
12:48 - 12:51 Yeah. If we put a whole mess of rotten eggs
12:51 - 12:53 in the cellar where the gas seeps up...
12:53 - 12:56 The gas will mix with the smell of rotten eggs.
12:56 - 12:57 Then if there's a leak...
12:57 - 12:59 You smell rotten eggs.
12:59 - 13:01 Then you just follow your nose
13:01 - 13:04 to the place where the smell is coming from...
13:04 - 13:06 And plug up the hole where the gas is escaping.
13:06 - 13:07 You're a genius! You're a genius!
13:09 - 13:11 Something is wrong. I've got to go.
13:25 - 13:26 This is a nightmare.
13:27 - 13:28 You don't understand.
13:29 - 13:31 You're making weapons for the Fire Nation.
13:40 - 13:42 You make weapons for the Fire Nation?
13:44 - 13:46 Explain all this... Now!
13:47 - 13:49 It was about a year after we moved here.
13:50 - 13:53 Fire Nation soldiers found our settlement.
13:53 - 13:56 You were too young to remember this tale.
13:56 - 13:58 They were going to destroy everything,
13:58 - 13:59 burn it to the ground.
13:59 - 14:03 I pleaded with them. I begged them to spare us.
14:03 - 14:05 They asked what I had to offer.
14:05 - 14:07 I offered my services.
14:08 - 14:11 You must understand. I did this for you.
14:21 - 14:23 When are they coming?
14:23 - 14:26 Soon, very soon.
14:27 - 14:29 You can't give them more weapons.
14:29 - 14:31 If I don't give them what they want,
14:31 - 14:32 they will destroy this place.
14:35 - 14:36 How can I be proud of you
14:36 - 14:39 when your inventions are being used for murder?
14:40 - 14:41 I need some time to think.
14:43 - 14:45 You need to leave. Go.
14:45 - 14:46 We're not leaving.
14:46 - 14:48 Then hide quickly.
14:52 - 14:54 You know better than to keep me waiting.
14:54 - 14:57 Give me what you owe us so I can be on my way.
14:58 - 15:01 Well? Is there a problem?
15:02 - 15:04 No. Right this way.
15:06 - 15:08 The deal is off.
15:08 - 15:09 The Avatar.
15:09 - 15:11 Aang, don't get involved.
15:11 - 15:13 If I don't get what I came for,
15:13 - 15:16 the Fire Nation will burn this place to rubble.
15:16 - 15:18 Get out of here.
15:18 - 15:19 Uh!
15:20 - 15:21 You're leaving empty-handed.
15:21 - 15:25 Then the destruction of this temple will be on your head.
15:35 - 15:37 This is bad, very bad.
15:37 - 15:39 Aang, what are we gonna do?
15:39 - 15:41 How can we possibly keep them all away?
15:41 - 15:42 I'll tell you how.
15:42 - 15:44 We have something they don't...
15:44 - 15:45 Air power.
15:45 - 15:47 We control the sky.
15:47 - 15:49 That's something the Fire Nation can't do.
15:49 - 15:51 We can win.
15:51 - 15:52 I want to help.
15:53 - 15:56 Good. We'll need it.
15:57 - 15:59 We finally got the war balloon working,
15:59 - 16:00 thanks to Sokka.
16:01 - 16:02 This boy is a genius.
16:02 - 16:04 Thank you. You're a genius.
16:04 - 16:05 Thank you.
16:06 - 16:08 See, the problem with the old war balloon was,
16:08 - 16:09 you could get it airborne,
16:09 - 16:12 but once you did, it just kept going.
16:12 - 16:13 You could put a hole in the top,
16:13 - 16:15 but then all the hot air would escape.
16:15 - 16:19 So the question became, how do you keep a lid on hot air?
16:19 - 16:21 Ugh. If only we knew.
16:23 - 16:25 A lid is actually the answer.
16:25 - 16:28 If you control the hot air, you control the war balloon.
16:29 - 16:31 Hmm, that's actually pretty smart.
16:31 - 16:33 Ok. We got four kinds of bombs...
16:34 - 16:36 Smoke, slime, fire, and...
16:36 - 16:37 Stink.
16:37 - 16:40 Never underestimate the power of stink.
16:47 - 16:48 They're coming!
16:48 - 16:49 Are we ready?
16:49 - 16:52 Yes, but where's Sokka with the war balloon?
16:52 - 16:54 We'll have to start without it.
17:25 - 17:27 Uhh! Uh!
17:27 - 17:28 Ooh!
17:36 - 17:38 Take them out of the sky now!
18:01 - 18:02 We've got them on the run.
18:02 - 18:04 We need more slime.
18:11 - 18:12 Aah!
18:36 - 18:38 Huh!
18:38 - 18:40 Uhh... Uh!
18:43 - 18:45 Whoa!
19:22 - 19:23 Uh! Huh!
19:23 - 19:25 Uh! Huh! Yaah!
19:38 - 19:40 Those things are unstoppable.
19:40 - 19:42 I think I know how they work.
19:42 - 19:45 I remember my dad tinkering with a counterbalancing system,
19:45 - 19:47 something to do with water.
19:47 - 19:48 Works great, huh?
19:48 - 19:51 Water? Can you get me close to one?
19:51 - 19:52 No problem.
20:18 - 20:19 Huh!
20:19 - 20:20 Huh!
20:33 - 20:34 We're out of bombs.
20:34 - 20:38 Come on, Sokka. Where's that war balloon?
20:47 - 20:49 Hey, why aren't they shooting at us?
20:49 - 20:51 The insignia.
20:51 - 20:53 They think we're on their side.
20:53 - 20:55 Then I guess they won't see this coming.
20:55 - 20:57 Bombs away.
20:58 - 21:00 Uh! Hey! Aah!
21:05 - 21:06 Oh, no. That was the last one.
21:08 - 21:09 Wait a second.
21:09 - 21:11 You smell that?
21:11 - 21:13 Rotten eggs. There.
21:13 - 21:14 That's where the gas is escaping.
21:20 - 21:24 What are you doing? That's our fuel source.
21:24 - 21:26 It's the only bomb we've got.
21:47 - 21:49 Look. They're retreating.
21:49 - 21:50 Yeah!
21:50 - 21:51 We're going down!
21:52 - 21:54 No! Sokka, hold on!
21:55 - 21:56 Get ready.
22:02 - 22:04 Oh!
22:11 - 22:12 You know what?
22:12 - 22:14 I'm really glad you guys all live here now.
22:14 - 22:17 I realized it's like the hermit crab.
22:18 - 22:19 Maybe you weren't born here,
22:20 - 22:22 but you found this empty shell and made it your home,
22:22 - 22:24 and now you protect each other.
22:24 - 22:27 That means a lot coming from you.
22:27 - 22:29 Aang, you were right about air power.
22:29 - 22:31 As long as we've got the skies,
22:31 - 22:33 we'll have the Fire Nation on the run.
22:48 - 22:52 This defeat is the gateway to many victories.