0:02 - 0:03 Water...
0:04 - 0:06 Earth...
0:06 - 0:08 Fire...
0:08 - 0:11 Air.
0:11 - 0:12 Long ago...
0:12 - 0:15 The four nations lived together in harmony.
0:15 - 0:19 Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
0:19 - 0:23 Only the Avatar master of all four elements could stop them.
0:23 - 0:25 But when the world needed him most
0:25 - 0:27 he vanished.
0:27 - 0:31 100 years passed, and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar
0:31 - 0:32 an airbender named Aang.
0:33 - 0:35 And although his airbending skills were great
0:35 - 0:37 he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone.
0:37 - 0:38 Oof.
0:39 - 0:42 But I believe Aang can save the world.
0:50 - 0:52 Blending in is better than hiding out.
0:53 - 0:54 If we get Fire Nation disguises,
0:54 - 0:57 we'll be just as safe as we would be hiding in a cave.
0:57 - 0:59 You have no right to judge me, Uncle.
1:00 - 1:04 I did what I had to do in Ba Sing Se, and you were a fool for not joining me.
1:07 - 1:10 I see you favor the White Lotus Gambit.
1:10 - 1:12 Not many still cling to the ancient ways.
1:13 - 1:16 Those who do can always find a friend.
1:26 - 1:29 Wow, this is amazing to watch.
1:29 - 1:32 Kind of makes you realize how insignificant we are.
1:32 - 1:36 Eh, you've seen nothing once, you've seen it 1,000 times.
1:38 - 1:39 Oh, man.
1:39 - 1:41 You've never not seen anything like this.
1:57 - 1:59 The fire is gonna destroy that town.
1:59 - 2:01 Not if we can stop it.
2:04 - 2:05 There's a creek over here.
2:05 - 2:07 I'll bend the water on to the fire.
2:07 - 2:10 Toph, let's make a trench to keep the fire from coming any closer.
2:12 - 2:13 What should I do?
2:14 - 2:15 Keep an eye on Momo.
2:16 - 2:19 So what, I'm just a lemur-sitter?
2:19 - 2:20 There, there.
2:20 - 2:21 Feel better?
2:58 - 3:00 Sokka, stand clear.
3:01 - 3:02 Right, stand clear.
3:02 - 3:04 Got it.
3:13 - 3:16 Good work, everybody.
3:34 - 3:36 Look at you.
3:36 - 3:38 You're just a fat, disgusting old man.
3:39 - 3:40 You do nothing, you say nothing.
3:40 - 3:44 You just eat and roll around in your own filth like a pig.
3:45 - 3:46 You're a disgrace.
4:01 - 4:05 These people have no idea how close they were to getting toasted last night.
4:05 - 4:08 Yeah, the worst thing about being in disguise
4:08 - 4:10 is we don't get the hero worship anymore.
4:10 - 4:12 I miss the love.
4:12 - 4:14 Boo-hoo, poor heroes.
4:15 - 4:16 What's your problem?
4:17 - 4:19 You haven't even touched your smoked sea slug.
4:19 - 4:22 It's just, all you guys can do this awesome bending stuff
4:22 - 4:27 like putting out forest fires, and flying around, and making other stuff fly around.
4:27 - 4:29 I can't fly around, OK?
4:29 - 4:32 I can't do anything.
4:32 - 4:33 That's not true.
4:33 - 4:35 No one can read a map like you.
4:36 - 4:37 I can't read at all.
4:37 - 4:40 Yeah, and who keeps us laughing with sarcastic comments all the time?
4:40 - 4:43 I mean, look at Katara's hair, right?
4:43 - 4:45 What's up with that? What?
4:45 - 4:46 What's wrong with my hair?
4:47 - 4:48 Nothing, I was just trying to...
4:49 - 4:51 Look, I appreciate the effort, but the fact is
4:52 - 4:56 each of you is so amazing and so special, and I'm not.
4:58 - 5:00 I'm just the guy in the group who's regular.
5:04 - 5:05 I'm sorry you're feeling so down,
5:05 - 5:08 but I hope you know none of us see you that way.
5:10 - 5:13 I know something that's gonna make you feel better.
5:13 - 5:14 You do?
5:14 - 5:16 Shopping.
5:17 - 5:21 Maybe a little something to reinvigorate my battling.
5:21 - 5:22 Hey, how about these?
5:23 - 5:24 Hi-ya!
5:24 - 5:26 "Smack-a-dacka-doo!"
5:30 - 5:32 What do you think?
5:34 - 5:36 Pretty slick, huh?
5:36 - 5:38 All I need to complete the outfit is a wind sword.
5:38 - 5:39 What's a wind sword?
5:39 - 5:41 It's where I get a sword handle
5:41 - 5:44 And then I just swing this around and bend air out like a blade.
5:47 - 5:50 Yeah, nice.
5:52 - 5:54 I'll just stick to what I got.
6:19 - 6:21 Ooh.
6:22 - 6:24 That's what Sokka's talking about.
6:24 - 6:25 You have a good eye.
6:25 - 6:27 That's an original from Piandao
6:27 - 6:30 the greatest sword master and sword maker in Fire Nation history.
6:30 - 6:32 He lives in the big castle up the road from here.
6:33 - 6:35 That's it.
6:35 - 6:36 That's what you needed all along, Sokka.
6:37 - 6:38 A sword?
6:38 - 6:39 Not the sword.
6:39 - 6:40 A master.
6:40 - 6:42 We've all had masters to help us get better.
6:43 - 6:44 You should see if you can study with Piandao.
6:45 - 6:46 That's a great idea.
6:46 - 6:49 I could've never gotten to where I am without Master Pakku.
6:49 - 6:50 Everyone needs a teacher.
6:51 - 6:53 I learned from badger moles.
6:53 - 6:55 They don't talk, but they're still good teachers.
6:56 - 6:59 It would be nice to be a master swordfighter.
7:00 - 7:01 All right, I'll talk to him.
7:27 - 7:28 Can I help you?
7:30 - 7:32 I've come to train with the master.
7:32 - 7:36 You should know the master turns almost everyone away.
7:36 - 7:38 What did you bring him to prove your worth?
7:39 - 7:41 Well, uh...
7:41 - 7:43 Right.
7:43 - 7:44 Let's get this over with.
7:55 - 7:57 Master, my name is Sokka,
7:57 - 8:00 and I wish to be instructed in the way of the sword.
8:00 - 8:01 Sokka.
8:01 - 8:03 That's an unusual name.
8:03 - 8:05 Oh, uh, really?
8:05 - 8:07 Uh, where I come from, the Fire Nation colonies
8:07 - 8:11 it's a pretty normal name, for Fire Nation colonials.
8:11 - 8:12 Let me guess.
8:13 - 8:15 You've come hundreds of miles from your little village
8:15 - 8:18 where you're the best swordsman in town
8:18 - 8:21 and you think you deserve to learn from the master.
8:21 - 8:24 Well, actually, I've been all over the world.
8:24 - 8:26 Yep, here we go.
8:26 - 8:30 And I know one thing for sure, I have a lot to learn.
8:31 - 8:34 You're not doing a very good job of selling yourself.
8:35 - 8:36 I know.
8:36 - 8:39 Your butler told me that when I met you, I would have to prove my worth
8:39 - 8:42 But the truth is, I don't know if I am worthy.
8:42 - 8:44 Hm, I see.
8:45 - 8:50 Well, then, let's find out together how worthy you are.
8:52 - 8:54 I will train you.
9:00 - 9:04 The first thing you must learn is that your weapon is an extension of yourself.
9:04 - 9:08 You must think of it as another part of your own body.
9:10 - 9:11 Like a second head.
9:11 - 9:16 Well, more like an extra-long, really sharp arm.
9:16 - 9:20 The sword is a simple tool, but in the hands of a master
9:20 - 9:26 it becomes the most versatile of weapons, and just as the imagination is limitless
9:26 - 9:29 so too are the possibilities of the sword.
9:32 - 9:33 What should we do today?
9:33 - 9:34 I'm tapped out.
9:35 - 9:36 I already picked my toes, twice.
9:37 - 9:38 Twice?
9:38 - 9:40 The first time was for cleaning,
9:40 - 9:43 but the second time's just for the sweet picking sensation.
9:44 - 9:45 Sokka's been in charge of the schedule.
9:45 - 9:47 I'm not sure what we should be doing.
9:47 - 9:50 Plus, it's so hot today.
9:51 - 9:52 How hot is it?
9:52 - 9:53 I don't know.
9:53 - 9:54 Real hot?
9:54 - 10:00 It's so hot, it's so hot, Momo is shedding like Appa.
10:00 - 10:04 Huh, huh?
10:05 - 10:07 I guess the jokes don't run in the family.
10:07 - 10:09 Oh, everyone's a critic.
10:21 - 10:26 The warrior practices a variety of arts to keep his mind sharp and fluid.
10:26 - 10:29 The first you will learn is calligraphy.
10:29 - 10:31 Write your name.
10:31 - 10:34 Writing my name will make me a better swordsman?
10:34 - 10:38 When you write your name, you stamp the paper with your identity.
10:38 - 10:43 You must learn to use your sword to stamp your identity on a battlefield.
10:47 - 10:53 Remember, you cannot take back a stroke of the brush, or a stroke of the sword.
10:57 - 10:59 You are getting ink on your face.
10:59 - 11:01 I am?
11:01 - 11:02 I am.
11:02 - 11:04 So this is about putting my identity on the page, right?
11:30 - 11:34 Landscape painting teaches a warrior to hold the lay of the land in his mind.
11:38 - 11:41 In battle, you only have an instant to take everything in.
11:50 - 11:52 Now, paint it.
11:53 - 11:54 And no peeking.
12:09 - 12:12 I'm finished.
12:14 - 12:15 You added a rainbow.
12:16 - 12:18 Is that OK?
12:25 - 12:27 Sokka.
12:29 - 12:31 Concentrate on what you're doing.
12:33 - 12:36 Rock gardening teaches the warrior to manipulate his surroundings
12:37 - 12:39 and use them to his advantage.
12:40 - 12:43 Hm, manipulate them to my advantage.
12:44 - 12:45 Oh.
13:00 - 13:03 Ah.
13:06 - 13:08 Hey, would you mind grabbing a cold drink for me?
13:09 - 13:11 I'll take a slice of lemon in mine, please.
13:50 - 13:52 What's going on in there?
13:57 - 13:59 Crazy old man.
14:05 - 14:07 So where are we going next?
14:08 - 14:09 We're starting from here.
14:09 - 14:11 No, we're over on this island.
14:11 - 14:14 You noodle-brains don't know what you're doing.
14:14 - 14:16 I miss Sokka.
14:16 - 14:18 Ooh, I got one.
14:18 - 14:22 If you miss him so much, why don't you marry him?
14:29 - 14:31 You've had a good first day of training.
14:31 - 14:33 I have?
14:33 - 14:35 But I thought I messed up every single thing we worked on.
14:36 - 14:39 You messed things up in a very special way.
14:39 - 14:42 You are ready for a real sword.
14:43 - 14:44 Are you giving me one of yours?
14:44 - 14:45 No.
14:46 - 14:49 Your sword must be an extension of yourself
14:49 - 14:53 So tomorrow, you will make your own sword.
15:02 - 15:06 Choosing the correct material is the most important step in crafting a sword.
15:06 - 15:09 You must trust your steel with your life.
15:09 - 15:10 Choose carefully.
15:17 - 15:19 Master, would it be possible for me to
15:19 - 15:22 leave and bring back a special material for my sword?
15:22 - 15:24 I wouldn't have it any other way.
15:27 - 15:29 Sokka's coming.
15:29 - 15:31 Hey, guys. What are you doing?
15:31 - 15:32 Sokka? TOPH: You're back.
15:32 - 15:34 We missed you so much.
15:34 - 15:36 Say something funny.
15:36 - 15:37 Funny how?
15:40 - 15:41 What's their deal?
15:42 - 15:43 I don't know.
15:43 - 15:45 They missed you or something.
15:45 - 15:46 I didn't care.
15:46 - 15:49 Thanks. That warms my heart.
15:49 - 15:50 Anyway, I need some help.
16:26 - 16:27 Who's this?
16:27 - 16:29 Oh, these are my friends.
16:29 - 16:31 Just other good Fire Nation folks.
16:33 - 16:35 Do you think we can make a sword out of a meteorite?
16:36 - 16:40 We'll make a sword unlike any other in the world.
17:38 - 17:42 Sokka, when you first arrived, you were so unsure.
17:42 - 17:45 You even seemed down on yourself.
17:45 - 17:47 But I saw something in you right away.
17:47 - 17:52 I saw a heart as strong as a lion turtle, and twice as big
17:52 - 17:56 and as we trained, it wasn't your skills that impressed me.
17:57 - 18:00 No, it certainly wasn't your skills.
18:01 - 18:05 You showed something beyond that.
18:05 - 18:10 Creativity, versatility, intelligence.
18:10 - 18:13 These are the traits that define a great swordsman
18:13 - 18:17 and these are the traits that define you.
18:17 - 18:21 You told me you didn't know if you were worthy
18:21 - 18:27 but I believe that you are more worthy than any man I have ever trained.
18:30 - 18:32 I'm sorry, master.
18:32 - 18:33 You're wrong.
18:33 - 18:35 I am not worthy.
18:36 - 18:37 I'm not who you think I am.
18:37 - 18:38 I'm not from the Fire Nation.
18:38 - 18:41 I'm from the Southern Water Tribe.
18:41 - 18:44 I lied so that I could learn swordsmanship from you.
18:44 - 18:45 I'm sorry.
18:47 - 18:49 I'm sorry, too.
18:52 - 18:56 No, this is my fight, alone.
19:00 - 19:03 You used to be the pride of the Fire Nation.
19:03 - 19:06 Our top general, The Dragon of the West.
19:06 - 19:10 Now, look at you.
19:10 - 19:12 Look what you've become.
20:05 - 20:07 Excellent.
20:07 - 20:09 Using your superior agility against an older opponent.
20:09 - 20:10 Smart.
20:27 - 20:29 Good use of terrain.
20:29 - 20:30 Fighting from the high ground.
20:56 - 20:58 Yes, use your surroundings.
20:58 - 21:00 Make them fight for you.
21:17 - 21:19 Very resourceful.
21:48 - 21:50 Excellent work, Sokka.
21:58 - 22:01 I think I'm a little old to be fighting the Avatar.
22:03 - 22:04 How did you know?
22:04 - 22:06 Oh, I've been around a while.
22:06 - 22:08 You pick things up.
22:08 - 22:10 Of course, I knew from the beginning that Sokka was Water Tribe.
22:11 - 22:15 You might want to think of a better Fire Nation cover name.
22:15 - 22:16 Try "Lee."
22:16 - 22:18 There's a million Lees.
22:18 - 22:22 But why would you agree to train someone from the water tribe?
22:22 - 22:25 The way of the sword doesn't belong to any one nation.
22:25 - 22:28 Knowledge of the arts belongs to us all.
22:31 - 22:36 Sokka, you must continue your training on your own.
22:36 - 22:40 If you stay on this path, I know that one day
22:40 - 22:43 you will become an even greater master than I am.
22:52 - 22:54 Wait.
22:55 - 22:59 The master wanted you to have this, as something to remember him by.
23:06 - 23:07 It's a Pai Sho tile.
23:08 - 23:09 The White Lotus. Hm.
23:10 - 23:11 What does it mean?
23:11 - 23:12 I have no idea.
23:16 - 23:17 Ooh, that reminds me.
23:17 - 23:19 Toph, I thought you might like this
23:19 - 23:22 Since you've probably never had a chance to bend space earth before.
23:23 - 23:24 Sweet.
23:26 - 23:27 Check this out.
23:30 - 23:32 You know, I don't think there's such a thing as "space earth."
23:32 - 23:35 If it's from space, then it's not really earth.
23:35 - 23:37 Must you ruin everything?
23:37 - 23:39 I can't believe I missed you.