0:02 - 0:03 Water...
0:04 - 0:06 Earth...
0:06 - 0:08 Fire...
0:08 - 0:10 Air.
0:11 - 0:14 Long ago, 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.
0:32 - 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 - 0:38 Oof.
0:38 - 0:42 But I believe Aang can save the world.
0:50 - 0:54 You're looking at the only Waterbender in the whole south pole.
0:55 - 0:58 This ship has haunted my tribe since gran-gran was a little girl.
0:58 - 1:01 It was part of the Fire Nation's first attack.
1:02 - 1:05 The legends say the moon was the first Waterbender.
1:05 - 1:07 Our ancestors saw how it pushed and pulled the tides
1:07 - 1:09 and learned how to do it themselves.
1:09 - 1:13 I've always noticed my waterbending is stronger at night.
1:15 - 1:17 What are you doing?
1:17 - 1:19 I'm making my own water.
1:27 - 1:29 [ Crickets Chirping... ]
1:38 - 1:41 Suddenly, they heard something down the hall, in the dark.
1:42 - 1:45 ♪Ooh... ♪
1:46 - 1:48 It came into the torchlight.
1:49 - 1:53 And they knew the blade of Wing-fun was haunted!
1:53 - 1:57 ♪Ah-ah... ♪
1:59 - 2:02 I think I liked "The Man With a Sword for a Hand" better.
2:02 - 2:05 Water tribe slumber parties must stink.
2:05 - 2:07 No, wait, I've got one.
2:07 - 2:09 And this is a true southern Water tribe story.
2:10 - 2:11 Is this one of those "a friend of my cousin
2:11 - 2:14 knew some guy that this happened to" story?
2:14 - 2:17 No, it happened to Mom.
2:20 - 2:22 One winter, when Mom was a girl
2:22 - 2:25 a snowstorm buried the whole village for weeks.
2:25 - 2:29 A month later, mom realized she hadn't seen her friend Nini since the storm.
2:29 - 2:32 So Mom and some others went to check on Nini's family.
2:32 - 2:34 When they got there, no one was home.
2:34 - 2:37 Just a fire flickering in the fireplace.
2:37 - 2:39 While the men went out to search
2:39 - 2:41 Mom stayed in the house.
2:41 - 2:44 When she was alone, she heard a voice.
2:44 - 2:48 "It's so cold, and I can't get warm."
2:49 - 2:52 Mom turned and saw Nini standing by the fire.
2:52 - 2:54 She was blue, like she was frozen.
2:54 - 2:58 Mom ran outside for help, but when every one came back
2:58 - 3:00 Nini was gone.
3:00 - 3:02 Where'd she go?
3:02 - 3:04 No one knows.
3:04 - 3:06 Nini's house stands empty to this day.
3:06 - 3:09 But sometimes, people see smoke coming up from the chimney
3:09 - 3:13 like little Nini is still trying to get warm.
3:16 - 3:18 [ Gasps ] Wait.
3:18 - 3:20 Guys, did you hear that?
3:20 - 3:24 I hear people under the mountain, and they're screaming.
3:25 - 3:27 Pft, nice try.
3:27 - 3:30 No, I'm serious, I hear something.
3:30 - 3:33 You're probably just jumpy from the ghost stories.
3:34 - 3:36 It just stopped.
3:36 - 3:38 All right, now I'm getting scared.
3:38 - 3:40 Hello, children.
3:40 - 3:42 [ Screaming ]
3:44 - 3:48 Sorry to frighten you, my name is Hama.
3:48 - 3:52 You children shouldn't be out in the forest by yourselves at night.
3:52 - 3:56 I have an inn nearby, why don't you come back there
3:56 - 3:58 for some spiced tea and warm beds?
3:59 - 4:00 Yes, please.
4:08 - 4:11 Thanks for letting us stay here tonight, you have a lovely inn.
4:11 - 4:13 Aren't you sweet?
4:13 - 4:14 You know, you should be careful.
4:14 - 4:18 People have been disappearing in those woods you were camping in.
4:18 - 4:20 What do you mean, disappearing?
4:20 - 4:25 When the moon turns full, people walk in
4:25 - 4:28 and they don't come out.
4:28 - 4:30 Who wants more tea?
4:34 - 4:38 Don't worry, you'll all be completely safe here.
4:38 - 4:43 Why don't I show you to your rooms, and you can get a good night's rest?
4:45 - 4:47 [ Wood Creaks ]
4:47 - 4:48 [ Grunts ]
4:48 - 4:50 [ Wood Creaks ]
4:51 - 4:52 [ Gasps ]
4:53 - 4:55 I know, Momo, this place is creepy.
4:56 - 4:58 I don't know if I'm gonna be able to fall asleep.
4:59 - 5:02 [ Snoring... ]
5:04 - 5:07 [ Birds Chirping ]
5:08 - 5:10 Wakey-wakey.
5:11 - 5:13 Time to go shopping.
5:23 - 5:25 That Mr. Yao seems to have a thing for you.
5:26 - 5:29 Maybe we should go back and see if he'll give us some free komodo sausages.
5:29 - 5:33 You would have me use my feminine charms
5:33 - 5:35 to take advantage of that poor man?
5:35 - 5:39 I think you and I are going to get along swimmingly.
5:39 - 5:42 You won't have any ash bananas till next week?
5:43 - 5:46 Well, I have to send the boy to Hing-wa Island to get them,
5:46 - 5:47 and it's a two-day trip.
5:47 - 5:51 Oh, right, tomorrow's the full moon.
5:51 - 5:54 Exactly, I can't lose another delivery boy in the woods.
5:55 - 5:57 People disappearing in the woods,
5:57 - 5:59 weird stuff during full moons,
5:59 - 6:01 this just reeks of spirit world shenanigans.
6:01 - 6:04 I bet if we take a little walk around town
6:04 - 6:07 we'll find out what these people did to the environment to make the spirits mad.
6:07 - 6:11 And then you can sew up this little mystery, lickety-split, Avatar-style.
6:11 - 6:14 Helping people, that's what I do.
6:15 - 6:18 Why don't you all take those things back to the inn?
6:18 - 6:20 I just have to run a couple more errands.
6:20 - 6:22 I'll be back in a little while.
6:23 - 6:25 This is a mysterious, little town you have here.
6:26 - 6:29 Mysterious town for mysterious children.
6:36 - 6:38 That Hama seems a little strange.
6:39 - 6:41 Like she knows something, or she's hiding something.
6:41 - 6:43 That's ridiculous.
6:43 - 6:46 She's a nice woman who took us in and gave us a place to stay.
6:46 - 6:48 She kind of reminds me of gran-gran.
6:48 - 6:51 But what did she mean by that comment "mysterious children"?
6:51 - 6:53 Gee, I don't know.
6:53 - 6:57 Maybe because she found four strange kids camping in the woods at night?
6:57 - 7:00 Isn't that a little mysterious?
7:00 - 7:02 I'm gonna take a look around.
7:05 - 7:07 Sokka, Sokka, what are you doing?
7:07 - 7:10 You can't just snoop around someone's house.
7:10 - 7:11 It'll be fine.
7:11 - 7:14 She could be home any minute.
7:14 - 7:17 Sokka, you're gonna get us all in trouble.
7:17 - 7:19 And this is just plain rude.
7:19 - 7:20 I'm not finished yet.
7:20 - 7:23 [ Grunts ] Come on...
7:24 - 7:27 [ Screams ]
7:27 - 7:29 Ok, that's pretty creepy.
7:29 - 7:31 So she's got a hobby.
7:31 - 7:32 There's nothing weird about that.
7:33 - 7:34 Sokka, you've looked enough.
7:34 - 7:36 Hama will be back soon.
7:36 - 7:38 [ Sokka Grunts ]
7:38 - 7:40 Just an ordinary, puppet-loving innkeeper, huh?
7:40 - 7:42 Then why does she have a locked door up here?
7:42 - 7:45 Probably to keep people like you from snooping through her stuff.
7:45 - 7:47 We'll see.
7:48 - 7:49 It's empty except for a little chest.
7:49 - 7:53 [ Gasps ] Maybe it's treasure.
7:53 - 7:55 Sokka, what are you doing?
7:55 - 7:57 You're breaking into a private room.
7:57 - 7:59 I have to see what's in there.
8:02 - 8:05 We shouldn't be doing this.
8:05 - 8:08 Maybe there's a key here somewhere.
8:08 - 8:09 Oh, hand it over.
8:14 - 8:16 Come on, come on.
8:16 - 8:18 This isn't as easy it looks.
8:18 - 8:20 Guys, I don't know about this.
8:20 - 8:22 This is crazy, I'm leaving.
8:22 - 8:24 Suit yourself, do it, Toph.
8:28 - 8:30 I'll tell you what's in the box.
8:45 - 8:47 An old comb?
8:47 - 8:50 It's my greatest treasure.
8:50 - 8:55 It's the last thing I owned from growing up in the southern Water tribe.
8:59 - 9:01 You're from the southern Water tribe?
9:02 - 9:03 Just like you.
9:03 - 9:05 How did you know?
9:05 - 9:07 I heard you talking around your campfire.
9:07 - 9:09 But why didn't you tell us?
9:09 - 9:11 I wanted to surprise you.
9:11 - 9:16 I bought all this food today so I could fix you a big, Water Tribe dinner.
9:16 - 9:19 Of course, I can't get all the ingredients I need here, but
9:20 - 9:24 ocean kumquats are a lot like sea prunes, if you stew them long enough.
9:24 - 9:25 [ Gags ]
9:25 - 9:26 Great.
9:26 - 9:28 I knew I felt a bond with you right away.
9:29 - 9:30 And I knew you were keeping a secret
9:30 - 9:32 so I guess we're both right.
9:32 - 9:35 [ Grunts ] But I'm sorry we were sneaking around.
9:35 - 9:37 Apology accepted.
9:38 - 9:40 Now let's get cooking.
9:49 - 9:52 [ Momo Chirps ]
9:59 - 10:01 I'd steer clear of the sea prunes.
10:02 - 10:04 I thought they were ocean kumquats.
10:04 - 10:05 Close enough.
10:05 - 10:08 Who wants five-flavor soup?
10:13 - 10:14 You're a Waterbender.
10:14 - 10:17 I've never met another Waterbender from our tribe.
10:17 - 10:21 That's because the Fire Nation wiped them all out.
10:21 - 10:23 I was the last one.
10:23 - 10:25 So how did you end up out here?
10:26 - 10:28 I was stolen from my home.
10:30 - 10:33 It was over 60 years ago when the raids started.
10:34 - 10:36 [ Laughing ]
10:56 - 10:57 [ Man Screams ]
11:00 - 11:02 They came again and again.
11:02 - 11:07 Each time, rounding up more of our Waterbenders and taking them captive.
11:07 - 11:10 [ Breathing Heavily ]
11:11 - 11:13 We did our best to hold them off
11:13 - 11:17 but our numbers dwindled as the raids continued.
11:25 - 11:29 Finally, I, too, was captured.
11:30 - 11:33 I was led away in chains.
11:34 - 11:38 The last Waterbender of the southern Water Tribe.
11:45 - 11:49 They put us in terrible prisons here in the Fire Nation.
11:49 - 11:52 I was the only one who managed to escape.
11:53 - 11:54 How did you get away?
11:54 - 11:56 And why did you stay in the Fire Nation?
11:57 - 11:58 I'm sorry.
11:58 - 12:01 It's too painful to talk about anymore.
12:01 - 12:03 We completely understand.
12:03 - 12:05 We lost our mother in a raid.
12:06 - 12:08 Oh, you poor things.
12:10 - 12:13 I can't tell you what it means to meet you.
12:13 - 12:15 It's an honor, you're a hero.
12:16 - 12:19 I never thought I'd meet another southern Waterbender.
12:19 - 12:21 I'd like to teach you what I know
12:21 - 12:25 so you can carry on the southern tradition when I'm gone.
12:25 - 12:28 Yes, yes, of course.
12:28 - 12:32 To learn about my heritage, it would mean everything to me.
12:36 - 12:38 Growing up at the south pole
12:38 - 12:43 Waterbenders are totally at home surrounded by snow and ice and seas.
12:44 - 12:46 But as you probably noticed on your travels,
12:46 - 12:49 that isn't the case wherever you go.
12:49 - 12:51 I know, when we were stranded in the desert
12:51 - 12:54 I felt like there was almost nothing I could do.
12:54 - 12:58 That's why you have to learn to control water wherever it exists.
12:58 - 13:01 I've even used my own sweat for waterbending.
13:01 - 13:04 That's very resourceful, Katara.
13:04 - 13:06 You're thinking like a true master.
13:06 - 13:10 But did you know you can even pull water out of thin air?
13:14 - 13:17 You've got to keep an open mind, Katara.
13:18 - 13:21 There's water in places you never think about.
13:25 - 13:28 This has gotta be the nicest, natural setting in the Fire Nation.
13:29 - 13:31 I don't see anything that would make a spirit mad around here.
13:31 - 13:34 Maybe the moon spirit just turned mean.
13:35 - 13:38 The moon spirit is a gentle, loving lady.
13:38 - 13:40 She rules the sky with compassion.
13:40 - 13:42 And... Lunar goodness.
13:44 - 13:46 Excuse me, sir.
13:46 - 13:49 Can you tell us anything about the spirit that's been stealing people?
13:49 - 13:53 Only one man ever saw it and lived, and that's old man Ding.
13:53 - 13:56 Where does old man Ding live?
13:56 - 13:59 Wow, these flowers are beautiful.
13:59 - 14:01 They're called fire lilies.
14:01 - 14:04 They only bloom a few weeks a year
14:04 - 14:08 but they're one of my favorite things about living here.
14:08 - 14:12 And like all plants, and all living things, they're filled with water.
14:12 - 14:14 I met a waterbender who lived in a swamp
14:15 - 14:17 and could control the vines by bending the water inside.
14:18 - 14:20 You can take it even further.
14:27 - 14:29 That was incredible.
14:31 - 14:33 It's a shame about the lilies, though.
14:33 - 14:34 They're just flowers.
14:35 - 14:37 When you're a waterbender in a strange land
14:37 - 14:40 you do what you must to survive.
14:40 - 14:43 Tonight, I'll teach you the ultimate technique of waterbending.
14:43 - 14:46 It can only be done during the full moon
14:47 - 14:49 when your bending is at its peak.
14:49 - 14:51 But isn't that dangerous?
14:51 - 14:54 I thought people have been disappearing around here during the full moon.
14:54 - 14:56 Oh, Katara.
14:56 - 15:00 Two master Waterbenders beneath a full moon?
15:00 - 15:03 I don't think we have anything to worry about.
15:13 - 15:14 Old man Ding?
15:14 - 15:16 Eh, ow...
15:16 - 15:17 Aw, dad blame it.
15:17 - 15:18 What?
15:19 - 15:20 Can't you see I'm busy?
15:20 - 15:22 Got a full moon rising.
15:22 - 15:26 And why does everyone call me that, I'm not that old.
15:26 - 15:28 [ Grunts ]
15:29 - 15:30 Aww...
15:30 - 15:32 Well, I'm young at heart.
15:35 - 15:40 Not ready to get snapped up by some moon monster, yet, at least.
15:41 - 15:43 We wanted to ask you about that.
15:43 - 15:45 Did you get a good look at the spirit that took you?
15:45 - 15:47 Didn't see no spirit.
15:47 - 15:49 Just felt something come over me.
15:49 - 15:51 Like I was possessed.
15:51 - 15:55 Forced me to start walking toward the mountain.
15:55 - 15:59 I tried to fight it, but I couldn't control my own limbs.
16:00 - 16:03 It just about had me into a cave up there.
16:03 - 16:08 And I looked up at the moon for what I thought would be my last glimpse of light.
16:09 - 16:13 But then the sun started to rise.
16:13 - 16:15 And I got control of myself again.
16:15 - 16:19 I just high-tailed it away from that mountain as quick as I could.
16:19 - 16:21 Why would a spirit want to take people to a mountain?
16:21 - 16:23 Oh, no!
16:23 - 16:25 I did hear people screaming under the mountain.
16:25 - 16:28 The missing villagers must still be there.
16:40 - 16:42 I can hear them, they're this way.
16:46 - 16:50 Can you feel the power the full moon brings?
16:50 - 16:52 [ Breathes Deeply ]
16:52 - 16:56 For generations, it has blessed Waterbenders with its glow.
16:56 - 17:00 Allowing us to do incredible things.
17:02 - 17:05 I've never felt more alive.
17:10 - 17:11 This is the place.
17:11 - 17:13 I can't see anything down there.
17:13 - 17:15 That's why you have me, let's go.
17:29 - 17:31 We're saved.
17:31 - 17:35 I didn't know that spirits made prisons like this, who brought you here?
17:35 - 17:37 It was no spirit.
17:37 - 17:38 It was a witch.
17:39 - 17:41 A witch, what do you mean?
17:41 - 17:44 She seems like a normal old woman.
17:44 - 17:47 But she controls people like some dark puppetmaster.
17:47 - 17:49 Hama.
17:49 - 17:51 Yes, the innkeeper.
17:51 - 17:54 I knew there was something creepy about her.
17:54 - 17:55 We have to stop Hama.
17:55 - 17:59 I'll get these people out of here, you go.
17:59 - 18:01 [ Owl Hoots ]
18:04 - 18:06 What I'm about to show you
18:06 - 18:09 I discovered in that wretched, Fire Nation prison.
18:10 - 18:14 The guards were always careful to keep any water away from us.
18:14 - 18:18 They piped in dry air, and had us suspended away from the ground.
18:19 - 18:21 Before giving us any water,
18:21 - 18:24 they would bind our hands and feet so we couldn't bend.
18:24 - 18:28 Any sign of trouble was met with cruel retribution.
18:29 - 18:33 And yet, each month, I felt the full moon enriching me with its energy.
18:34 - 18:37 There had to be something I could do to escape.
18:37 - 18:42 Then I realized that where there is life, there is water.
18:42 - 18:46 The rats that scurried across the floor of my cage
18:46 - 18:49 were nothing more than skins filled with liquid.
18:49 - 18:54 And I passed years developing the skills that would lead to my escape.
18:55 - 18:57 Bloodbending.
18:57 - 19:00 Controlling the water in another body.
19:00 - 19:03 Enforcing your own will over theirs.
19:04 - 19:09 Once I had mastered the rats, I was ready for the men.
19:09 - 19:13 [ Grunts ]
19:16 - 19:18 And during the next full moon,
19:18 - 19:21 I walked free for the first time in decades.
19:21 - 19:22 [ Man Grunts ]
19:22 - 19:26 My cell unlocked by the very guards assigned to keep me in.
19:27 - 19:32 Once you perfect this technique, you can control anything.
19:32 - 19:34 Or anyone.
19:34 - 19:38 But to reach inside someone and control them?
19:38 - 19:41 I don't know if I want that kind of power.
19:41 - 19:44 The choice is not yours.
19:44 - 19:46 The power exists.
19:46 - 19:50 And it's your duty to use the gifts you've been given to win this war.
19:50 - 19:56 Katara, they tried to wipe us out, our entire culture, your mother.
19:56 - 19:57 I know.
19:57 - 20:01 Then you should understand what I'm talking about.
20:01 - 20:04 We're the last Waterbenders of the southern tribe.
20:04 - 20:07 We have to fight these people whenever we can.
20:07 - 20:11 Wherever they are, with any means necessary.
20:12 - 20:13 It's you.
20:13 - 20:16 You're the one who's making people disappear during the full moons.
20:17 - 20:20 They threw me in prison to rot
20:20 - 20:22 along with my brothers and sisters.
20:22 - 20:24 They deserve the same.
20:24 - 20:26 You must carry on my work.
20:26 - 20:29 I won't, I won't use bloodbending
20:29 - 20:32 and I won't allow you to keep terrorizing this town.
20:32 - 20:33 [ Screams ]
20:33 - 20:36 [ Grunts... ]
20:36 - 20:40 You should have learned the technique before you turned against me.
20:40 - 20:43 It's impossible to fight your way out of my grip.
20:43 - 20:48 I control every muscle, every vein in your body.
20:48 - 20:53 [ Katara Gasps and grunts... ]
21:01 - 21:03 Stop, please.
21:03 - 21:08 [ Laughs... ]
21:21 - 21:24 You're not the only one who draws power from the moon.
21:24 - 21:27 My bending is more powerful than yours, Hama.
21:27 - 21:30 Your technique is useless on me.
21:49 - 21:51 [ Hama Screams ]
21:54 - 21:56 We know what you've been doing, Hama.
21:56 - 21:58 Give up, you're outnumbered.
21:59 - 22:00 No.
22:01 - 22:04 You've outnumbered yourselves.
22:04 - 22:08 [ Aang And Sokka scream ]
22:13 - 22:15 Katara, look out!
22:15 - 22:17 [ Grunts ]
22:17 - 22:20 It's like my brain has a mind of its own.
22:20 - 22:22 Stop it, arm, stop it!
22:25 - 22:27 This feels weird.
22:27 - 22:29 [ Aang Grunts ]
22:30 - 22:31 I'm sorry, Aang.
22:31 - 22:33 It's ok.
22:36 - 22:39 [ Sokka Grunts ]
22:39 - 22:40 [ Sokka Screams ]
22:41 - 22:43 Don't hurt your friends, Katara.
22:43 - 22:46 And don't let them hurt each other.
22:46 - 22:48 [ Aang And Sokka scream ]
22:48 - 22:49 No!
22:54 - 22:58 [ Grunts And gasps... ]
23:11 - 23:14 You're going to be locked away forever.
23:14 - 23:16 My work is done.
23:17 - 23:20 Congratulations, Katara.
23:20 - 23:22 You're a bloodbender.
23:24 - 23:28 [ Laughs... ]
23:32 - 23:36 [ Katara Cries... ]