0:02 - 0:03 Water...
0:04 - 0:06 Earth...
0:06 - 0:08 Fire...
0:09 - 0:10 Air.
0:11 - 0:14 Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony.
0:15 - 0:18 Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
0:19 - 0:22 Only the Avatar, master of all four elements,
0:22 - 0:23 could stop them.
0:23 - 0:25 But when the world needed him most,
0:25 - 0:26 he vanished.
0:27 - 0:28 100 years passed,
0:28 - 0:31 and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar―
0:31 - 0:32 An airbender named Aang.
0:32 - 0:35 And although his airbending skills are great,
0:35 - 0:37 he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone.
0:37 - 0:39 Oof.
0:39 - 0:41 But I believe Aang can save the world.
1:23 - 1:24 Aah!
1:39 - 1:40 Aang?
1:42 - 1:43 Do you want to talk about it?
1:43 - 1:46 Nah. Just a nightmare.
1:46 - 1:48 I was in the Avatar state,
1:48 - 1:51 But I was outside my body, watching myself.
1:51 - 1:53 It was scary.
1:53 - 1:55 I was scary.
2:00 - 2:03 Katara, I want you to have this.
2:03 - 2:06 This amulet contains water from the spirit oasis.
2:07 - 2:09 The water has unique properties.
2:09 - 2:10 Don't lose it.
2:11 - 2:12 Thank you, Master Pakku.
2:12 - 2:16 Aang, these scrolls will help you master waterbending.
2:16 - 2:20 But remember, they're no substitute for a real master.
2:25 - 2:26 Sokka...
2:27 - 2:29 Take care, son.
2:31 - 2:34 Fly straight to the Earth Kingdom base to the east of here.
2:34 - 2:38 General Fong will provide you with an escort to Omashu.
2:38 - 2:43 There you'll be safe to begin your earthbending training with King Bumi.
2:43 - 2:46 Appa, yip-yip! KATARA: Say hi to Gran-Gran for me.
2:54 - 2:55 Ahh.
2:57 - 2:59 This is what I've been missing.
2:59 - 3:03 Who knew floating on a piece of driftwood for three weeks
3:03 - 3:05 with no food or water
3:06 - 3:09 and sea vultures waiting to pluck out your liver
3:09 - 3:11 could make one so tense?
3:13 - 3:18 I see. It's the anniversary, isn't it?
3:18 - 3:20 Three years ago today, I was banished.
3:20 - 3:23 I lost it all. I want it back.
3:24 - 3:28 I want the Avatar. I want my honor, my throne.
3:28 - 3:31 I want my father not to think I'm worthless.
3:31 - 3:36 I'm sure he doesn't. Why would he banish you if he didn't care?
3:38 - 3:41 Uh, that came out wrong, didn't it?
4:05 - 4:08 My brother and my uncle have disgraced the Fire Lord,
4:08 - 4:10 and brought shame on all of us.
4:11 - 4:14 You may have mixed feelings about attacking members of the royal family.
4:14 - 4:16 I understand. But I assure you,
4:16 - 4:21 if you hesitate, I will not hesitate to bring you down.
4:21 - 4:23 Dismissed.
4:23 - 4:28 Princess, I'm afraid the tides will not allow us to bring the ship into port
4:28 - 4:29 before nightfall.
4:29 - 4:32 I'm sorry, captain, but I do not know much about the tides.
4:33 - 4:34 Can you explain something to me?
4:35 - 4:36 Of course, your highness.
4:36 - 4:38 Do the tides command this ship?
4:39 - 4:41 Uh, I'm afraid I don't understand.
4:41 - 4:45 You said the tides would not allow us to bring the ship in.
4:45 - 4:47 Do the tides command this ship?
4:48 - 4:49 No, princess.
4:49 - 4:51 And if I were to have you thrown overboard,
4:51 - 4:56 would the tides think twice about smashing you against the rocky shore?
4:56 - 4:57 No, princess.
4:58 - 5:00 Well, then maybe you should worry less about the tides,
5:01 - 5:03 who've already made up their mind about killing you
5:03 - 5:06 and worry more about me, who's still mulling it over.
5:06 - 5:08 I'll pull us in.
5:13 - 5:14 There it is!
5:21 - 5:24 Welcome, Avatar Aang!
5:24 - 5:27 I am General Fong.
5:27 - 5:30 And welcome to all of you great heroes―
5:30 - 5:35 Appa, Momo, brave Sokka, the mighty Katara.
5:35 - 5:37 Mighty Katara? I like that.
5:44 - 5:46 Not bad. Not bad.
5:47 - 5:50 Avatar Aang, we were all amazed
5:50 - 5:53 at the stories of how you single-handedly wiped out
5:53 - 5:55 an entire fire navy fleet at the North Pole.
5:56 - 5:59 I can't imagine what it feels like to wield such devastating power.
5:59 - 6:01 It's an awesome responsibility.
6:01 - 6:03 I try not to think about it too much.
6:04 - 6:08 Avatar, you're ready to face the Fire Lord now.
6:08 - 6:10 What?! No, I'm not.
6:11 - 6:13 Aang still needs to master all four elements.
6:14 - 6:16 Why? With the kind of power he possesses,
6:16 - 6:20 Power enough to destroy hundreds of battleships in a matter of minutes,
6:20 - 6:22 He could defeat the Fire Lord now.
6:22 - 6:24 But, sir, the thing is, Aang can only do those things
6:24 - 6:26 when he's in the Avatar state.
6:26 - 6:28 See, it's this special state where―
6:28 - 6:31 I'm well aware. Your eyes and tattoos glow,
6:31 - 6:34 and you're able to summon unbelievable power.
6:34 - 6:38 Without you, we'd be slaughtered before we even reach their shores.
6:38 - 6:40 But with you leading the way, as the ultimate weapon,
6:41 - 6:44 we could cut a swath right through to the heart of the Fire Nation.
6:44 - 6:49 Right, but I don't know how to get in or out of the Avatar state,
6:49 - 6:51 much less what to do once I'm there.
6:52 - 6:53 So it's decided, then.
6:53 - 6:56 I'll help you figure out how to get into the Avatar state,
6:56 - 6:58 and then you'll face your destiny.
6:58 - 6:59 No. Nothing's decided.
7:00 - 7:01 We already have a plan.
7:01 - 7:04 Aang's pursuing his destiny his way.
7:04 - 7:07 Well, while you take your time learning the elements,
7:07 - 7:09 the war goes on.
7:10 - 7:11 May I show you something?
7:12 - 7:14 That's the infirmary.
7:14 - 7:18 And those soldiers are the lucky ones. They came back.
7:19 - 7:21 Every day the Fire Nation takes lives.
7:21 - 7:23 People are dying, Aang.
7:23 - 7:25 You could end it now.
7:26 - 7:27 Think about it.
7:46 - 7:48 Almost perfect.
7:48 - 7:50 One hair out of place.
7:52 - 7:53 Almost isn't good enough.
8:06 - 8:07 General Fong?
8:07 - 8:10 Come in, Aang. Have you thought about our discussion?
8:12 - 8:13 I'm in.
8:14 - 8:15 I'll fight the Fire Lord.
8:27 - 8:29 I told the general I'd help him
8:30 - 8:32 by going into the Avatar state.
8:32 - 8:34 Aang, no. This is not the right way.
8:35 - 8:38 Why not? Remember when he took out the fire navy? He was incredible.
8:38 - 8:40 There's a right way to do this―
8:40 - 8:42 Practice, study, and discipline.
8:42 - 8:45 Or just glow it up and stop that Fire Lord.
8:45 - 8:48 If you two meatheads want to throw away everything we've worked for, fine.
8:48 - 8:50 Go ahead and glow it up.
8:50 - 8:53 Katara, I'm just being realistic!
8:53 - 8:55 I don't have time to do this the right way.
9:01 - 9:04 This rare chi-enhancing tea is a natural stimulant.
9:05 - 9:09 In an ordinary warrior, it improves strength and energy tenfold.
9:09 - 9:13 In you, it may induce the Avatar state.
9:13 - 9:15 Tenfold energy, huh?
9:18 - 9:20 Is it working? Is it working?
9:20 - 9:22 I can't tell! Somebody tell me if I'm in the Avatar state
9:22 - 9:25 'Cause I don't have a good view of myself. Am I talking loud?
9:25 - 9:27 I guess he could talk the Fire Lord to death.
9:28 - 9:29 Uh!
9:31 - 9:34 Maybe I can shock you into the Avatar state.
9:34 - 9:35 I love surprises.
9:37 - 9:39 Aah!
9:41 - 9:42 Still not glowing.
9:43 - 9:45 Uh! Uh! Aah!
9:49 - 9:52 You are wearing a ceremonial piece of clothing
9:53 - 9:55 from each of the bending nations.
9:55 - 9:59 Now, I will join the four elements into one.
9:59 - 10:05 Water, earth, fire, air!
10:05 - 10:08 Four elements together as one.
10:10 - 10:11 This is just mud.
10:11 - 10:13 So, do you feel anything?
10:20 - 10:21 We have to find a way.
10:25 - 10:28 Look at these magnificent shells.
10:28 - 10:32 I'll enjoy these keepsakes for years to come.
10:32 - 10:34 We don't need any more useless things.
10:34 - 10:37 You forget, we have to carry everything ourselves now.
10:37 - 10:40 Hello, brother, uncle.
10:40 - 10:42 What are you doing here?
10:42 - 10:46 In my country, we exchange a pleasant hello before asking questions.
10:46 - 10:49 Have you become uncivilized so soon, Zu Zu?
10:49 - 10:51 Don't call me that.
10:51 - 10:54 To what do we owe this honor?
10:54 - 10:56 Hmm, must be a family trait.
10:56 - 10:58 Both of you so quick to get to the point.
10:59 - 11:01 I've come with a message from home.
11:01 - 11:06 Father's changed his mind. Family is suddenly very important to him.
11:06 - 11:08 He's heard rumors of plans to overthrow him―
11:09 - 11:10 Treacherous plots.
11:11 - 11:14 Family are the only ones you can really trust.
11:15 - 11:19 Father regrets your banishment. He wants you home.
11:21 - 11:26 Did you hear me? You should be happy, excited, grateful.
11:26 - 11:28 I just gave you great news.
11:28 - 11:31 I'm sure your brother simply needs a moment―
11:31 - 11:32 Don't interrupt, uncle.
11:33 - 11:34 I still haven't heard my thank you.
11:34 - 11:37 I'm not a messenger. I didn't have to come all this way.
11:38 - 11:42 Father regrets? He wants me back?
11:42 - 11:45 I can see you need time to take this in.
11:45 - 11:48 I'll come to call on you tomorrow. Good evening.
11:51 - 11:54 Can we talk about something? AANG: Sure.
11:54 - 11:56 Do you remember when we were at the air temple
11:57 - 11:58 and you found Monk Gyatso's skeleton?
11:59 - 12:02 It must have been so horrible and traumatic for you.
12:02 - 12:05 I saw you get so upset that you weren't even you anymore.
12:06 - 12:11 I'm not saying the Avatar state doesn't have incredible and helpful power.
12:11 - 12:14 But you have to understand, for the people who love you,
12:14 - 12:18 watching you be in that much rage and pain is really scary.
12:19 - 12:21 I'm really glad you told me that,
12:22 - 12:24 But I still need to do this.
12:24 - 12:26 I don't understand.
12:26 - 12:27 No, you don't.
12:27 - 12:29 Every day, more and more people die.
12:30 - 12:32 I'm already a hundred years late.
12:32 - 12:35 Defeating the Fire Lord is the only way to stop this war.
12:35 - 12:36 I have to try it.
12:37 - 12:39 I can't watch you do this to yourself.
12:39 - 12:41 I'm not coming tomorrow.
12:42 - 12:43 Good night.
12:43 - 12:44 Good night.
12:46 - 12:47 We're going home
12:48 - 12:49 after three long years.
12:49 - 12:50 It's unbelievable.
12:51 - 12:53 It is unbelievable.
12:53 - 12:56 I have never known my brother to regret anything.
12:57 - 12:59 Did you listen to Azula?
12:59 - 13:01 Father's realized how important family is to him.
13:01 - 13:02 He cares about me.
13:03 - 13:04 I care about you.
13:04 - 13:07 I mean, if Ozai wants you back, well,
13:07 - 13:11 I think it may not be for the reasons you imagine.
13:11 - 13:13 You don't know how my father feels about me.
13:13 - 13:14 You don't know anything.
13:14 - 13:17 Zuko, I only meant that in our family,
13:18 - 13:20 things are not always what they seem.
13:21 - 13:23 I think you are exactly what you seem―
13:23 - 13:26 A lazy, mistrustful, shallow old man
13:26 - 13:28 who's always been jealous of his brother.
13:42 - 13:43 Aah!
13:49 - 13:52 Sokka, Sokka, wake up.
13:52 - 13:53 Huh?
13:53 - 13:56 I don't think we should be trying to bring on the Avatar state.
13:56 - 13:58 You sure? Yes.
13:58 - 14:00 Ok.
14:00 - 14:01 Do you think the general will be mad?
14:02 - 14:04 What can he say? You're the Avatar.
14:04 - 14:05 Who knows better than you?
14:13 - 14:14 Wait!
14:14 - 14:16 Don't leave without me.
14:17 - 14:20 Uncle, you've changed your mind.
14:20 - 14:22 Family sticks together, right?
14:27 - 14:28 We're finally going home.
14:34 - 14:39 The thing is, I don't think we'll ever be able to trigger it on purpose.
14:39 - 14:41 So I guess that's it.
14:41 - 14:43 Sure I can't change your mind?
14:43 - 14:47 I'm sure. I can only reach the Avatar state when I'm in genuine danger.
14:48 - 14:51 I see. I was afraid you'd say that.
14:55 - 14:56 Aang!
15:03 - 15:07 Men, attack the Avatar.
15:22 - 15:24 What are you doing?
15:24 - 15:26 I believe we are about to get results.
15:34 - 15:37 I'm not your enemy. I won't fight you.
16:13 - 16:15 You can't run forever!
16:16 - 16:17 You can't fight forever.
16:35 - 16:37 Brother, uncle,
16:37 - 16:39 welcome.
16:40 - 16:42 I'm so glad you decided to come.
16:43 - 16:46 Are we ready to depart, your highness?
16:46 - 16:48 Set our course for home, captain.
16:49 - 16:50 Home.
16:50 - 16:53 You heard the princess. Raise the anchors.
16:53 - 16:55 We're taking the prisoners home.
16:57 - 16:59 Your highness, I...
17:07 - 17:08 You lied to me.
17:09 - 17:10 Like I've never done that before.
17:14 - 17:15 Aah!
17:18 - 17:20 I wonder what crazy thing they're trying now.
17:24 - 17:26 Maybe we should just make sure Aang's ok.
17:29 - 17:30 What's going on?
17:31 - 17:32 The general's gone crazy.
17:32 - 17:35 He's trying to force Aang into the Avatar state.
17:43 - 17:45 Good bird-horse thingy.
17:53 - 17:56 Maybe you can avoid me, but she can't.
18:08 - 18:09 I can't move.
18:10 - 18:11 Don't hurt her.
18:17 - 18:19 Katara, no!
18:21 - 18:23 Whoa!
18:24 - 18:27 Stop this! You have to let her go.
18:27 - 18:29 You could save her if you were in the Avatar state.
18:30 - 18:32 I'm trying. I'm trying.
18:32 - 18:34 Aang, I'm sinking!
18:34 - 18:36 I don't see glowing.
18:38 - 18:40 Aah! Please.
18:40 - 18:42 You don't need to do this.
18:42 - 18:44 Apparently, I do.
18:46 - 18:47 Aah!
18:51 - 18:53 It worked.
18:53 - 18:54 It worked!
19:00 - 19:01 Aah!
19:15 - 19:17 Zuko, let's go!
19:19 - 19:21 Hyah! Hyah! Hyah...
19:25 - 19:28 You know, father blames uncle for the loss at the North Pole.
19:28 - 19:32 And he considers you a miserable failure for not finding the Avatar.
19:33 - 19:34 Why would he want you back home,
19:34 - 19:37 except to lock you up where you can no longer embarrass him?
20:09 - 20:11 Aah! Uh!
20:17 - 20:20 Avatar Aang, can you hear me?
20:21 - 20:23 Your friend is safe.
20:23 - 20:26 It was just a trick to trigger the Avatar state.
20:26 - 20:28 And it worked!
20:50 - 20:52 It's time you learned.
20:58 - 21:01 The Avatar state is a defense mechanism
21:01 - 21:06 designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge of all the past Avatars.
21:07 - 21:11 The glow is the combination of all your past lives
21:11 - 21:15 focusing their energy through your body.
21:18 - 21:20 In the Avatar state,
21:20 - 21:22 you are at your most powerful...
21:24 - 21:28 But you're also at your most vulnerable.
21:28 - 21:29 What do you mean?
21:29 - 21:31 If you are killed in the Avatar state,
21:32 - 21:35 The reincarnation cycle will be broken
21:35 - 21:39 and the Avatar will cease to exist.
21:56 - 22:01 I'm sorry, Katara. I hope you never have to see me like that again.
22:01 - 22:04 Ha! Are you joking? That was almost perfect.
22:04 - 22:07 We just have to find out a way to control you when you're like that.
22:07 - 22:08 You're out of your mind.
22:09 - 22:11 I guess we'll figure it out on the way to the Fire Nation.
22:13 - 22:14 Anybody got a problem with that?
22:16 - 22:19 Do you still want an escort to Omashu?
22:20 - 22:21 I think we're all set.
22:27 - 22:28 Anyone who harbors these traitors
22:28 - 22:30 will face the wrath of the Fire Lord.
22:32 - 22:34 There will be no place left to hide.
22:41 - 22:42 I think we're safe here.