Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Book One: Water[edit]

[[File:Agua;Avatar The Last Airbender.svg|thumb|If you want to be a bender, you have to let go of fear.]]

The Boy in the Iceberg[edit]

Katara: Water, Earth, Fire, Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years have passed and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the war. Two years ago, my father and the men of my tribe journeyed to the Earth Kingdom to help fight against the Fire Nation, leaving me and my brother to look after our tribe. Some people believe that the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads and that the cycle is broken, but I haven't lost hope. I still believe that somehow the Avatar will return to save the world.

Sokka: It's not getting away from me this time. Watch and learn, Katara. This is how you catch a fish.

Katara: (Looks in the water then takes off glove. Takes a deep breath. Waterbends the water around the fish into the air) But Sokka... I caught one!

Sokka: Watch closely and.... (Stabs Katara's magic fish jumps in the water Sokka gets soaked) Why is it, when you play with your magic? I always get soaked?
Katara: It's not magic it's waterbending. And it's-
Sokka: Yeah, yeah. An ancient art unique to our culture. Blah, blah, blah! Look, I'm just saying that if i had weird powers I'd keep my weirdness to myself.
Katara: You're calling me wired? I'm not the one who makes muscles of myself every time I see my reflection in the water.

""Katara"": You're calling me weird? I'm not the one who makes muscles at myself every time I see my reflection in the water.

(The sheets of ice start moving rapidly.)

""Katara"": Turn left turn left!

""Sokka"": Alright, you went to weird, to freakish Katara.

""Katara"": You mean I did that?

""Sokka"": Yup. Congratulations.

(An iceberg comes out of the water with a boy alive in it)

""Katara"": He's alive! We have to help!

(She takes Sokka's Battle Club.)

""Sokka"": No Katara! We don't even know what that thing is!

(Katara breaks the iceberg then a kid rolls outt of it. Katara gasps.)

Boy""': [to Katara] I need to ask you something ... Please, come closer
""Katara"": What is it?
""Boy"":Will you go penguin sledding with me?
""Katara"": Sure... I guess?
""Boy"": What's going on here?
""Sokka"": Don't answer that. How did you get in the ice? And how are you not frozen?
""Boy"": I'm not sure.... (Gasps)

(Boy lifts up the mouth of this big creature.)

""Boy"": Wake up buddy! C'mon boy wake up!

(Sokka walks in and gasps

""Boy"": Yay buddy you're ok!
""Sokka"": What is that thing?
""Boy"": This is Appa, my flying bison.
""Sokka"": Yeah right. And this is Katara, my flying sister.

""Katara"": You never told us your name.
""Boy"": I'm A-A-A-Acho!!!! (Goes more than 10 feet in the air then comes down) I'm Aang.
""Sokka"": You just sneezed! And went 10 feet in the air!
""Aang"": Really? It felt higher than that.
""Katara"": You're an Airbender!
""Aang"": Sure am.

""Zuko"": (Sees a big light) Uncle do you know what this means?
""Iroh"": I won't be able to finish my game?
""Zuko"": No, it means my search is over.
""Iroh"": Zuko it's just the Celestial Lights. We've been down this route before Zuko.
""Zuko"": That light could only be made by a powerful source, it has to be him.
""Iroh"": And even if you were right Zuko, your great grandfather, your grandfather, and your father have tried and they failed!

Sokka: (to Aang, who is playing around with Sokka's "soldiers") Stop! Stop it right now! What's wrong with you? We don't have time for fun and games with the war going on.
Aang: What war? What are you talking about?
Sokka: You're kidding, right?
[Aang spots a penguin and goes crazy]
[The startled penguin waddles off, and Aang goes running after it at high speeds, leaving Sokka and Katara behind.]
Sokka: [To Katara] He's kidding... right?

""Katara"": I'll teach you how to catch a penguin if you teach me how to waterbend.
""Aang"": You got a deal. But only one problem. I'm an Airbender. Not a water bender. Isn't there someone in your tribe who can help you?
""Katara"": No. You're looking at the only waterbender in the whole South Pole.
""Aang"": That isn't right. Every waterbender needs a master. There's another water tribe in the North Pole right? Maybe they could teach you.
""Katara"": Listen closely my fellow people, catching penguins is an ancient technique.

(Katara and Aang giggle)

""Katara"": I haven't don't this sense I was a kid!
""Aang"": You still are a kid!

(They giggle some more and then they stop in front of a fire nation ship.)

""Aang"": Woah... What's that?
""Katara"": A fire nation ship. One of the bad memories of my people.

(Aang steps closer to the ship)

""Katara"": Aang don't we aren't allowed to go near it.
""Aang"": If you want to be a bender, you have to let go of fear.

The Avatar Returns[edit]

[The following is the opening narration for the remainder of the series.]
Katara: [voice-over] Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar: an Airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

Sokka: Fun? We can't fight the fire benders with fun.
Aang: (smiling) You should try it sometime.

Zuko: I've spent years preparing for this encounter. Training, meditating...you're just a child!
Aang: Well, you're just a teenager.

Iroh: Good news for the Fire Lord. The nation's greatest threat is just a little kid.

Sokka: (to himself as he chops at the ice holding his feet down) I'm just a guy with a boomerang. I didn't ask for all this flying and magic!

Katara: Why didn't you tell us you were the Avatar?
Aang: Because I never wanted to be.

The Southern Air Temple[edit]

Just because no one has seen an airbender doesn't mean the Fire Nation killed them all... They probably escaped.
Iroh: So this is how the great Commander Zhao acts in defeat? Disgraceful. Even in exile, my nephew is more honorable than you. Thanks again for the tea. It was delicious. [Iroh and Zuko leave]
Zuko: Did you really mean that, Uncle?
Iroh: Of course. I told you ginseng tea is my favorite.

Katara:Aang? Before we get to the temple, I want to talk to you about the airbenders.
Aang: What about 'em?
Katara: Well, I just want you to be prepared for what you might see. The Fire Nation is ruthless. They killed my mother and they could have done the same to your people.
Aang: Just because no one has seen an airbender doesn't mean the Fire Nation killed them all... They probably escaped.
Katara: I know it's hard to accept.
Aang: You don't understand, Katara. The only way to get to an airbender temple is on a flying bison, and I doubt the Fire Nation has any flying bison.

Aang: This whole Avatar thing... maybe the monks made a mistake.
Gyatso: The only mistake they made was telling you before you turned sixteen. But we can't concern ourselves with what was. We must act on what is.
Aang: But Gyatso, how do I know if I'm ready for this?
Gyatso: Your questions will be answered when you are old enough to enter the Air Temple sanctuary. Inside you will meet someone who will guide you on your journey.
Aang: (really happy) Who is it?
Gyatso: When you are ready he will reveal himself to you.

(Aang walks into someplace at the Southern Air Temple and finds it littered with skeletons wearing Fire Nation uniforms)

Aang: (horrified) Firebenders? They were here?

(He spots a skeleton wearing Air Nomad robes and the necklace Gyatso used to wear)

Aang: (sadly) Gyatso.

(he sinks to his knees and begins crying, Sokka comes in)

Sokka: Hey Aang, you find my dinner yet? (he sees Aang crying and walks up to him) Aang, I wasn't really gonna eat the lemur, okay? (he notices Gyatso's skeleton) Oh man... Come on, Aang. Everything will be alright. (He puts his hand on Aang's shoulder) Let's get out of here.

(Aang's eyes and tattoos begin to glow white as he enters the Avatar State, Sokka gasps. Back in the sanctuary, the eyes on the statues of the previous Avatar's begin to glow as well, alarming Katara)

Katara: Aang! (she turns and runs to find Aang)

(The eyes of different Avatar memorials begin to glow throughout the nations, including a temple in the Fire Nation)

Fire Sage: Send word to the Fire Lord immediately: The Avatar has returned!

(Back at the Southern Air Temple, the wind begins to pick up around Aang)

Sokka: Aang, come on! Snap out of it! (He yells as he is blown back by a gust of wind created by Aang)

(Aang blows the roof off of the place he and Sokka are in as his bending gets more and more powerful)

Katara: (to Sokka) What happened?!
Sokka: He found out firebenders killed Gyatso!
Katara: Oh no! It's his Avatar Spirit. He must have triggered it! I'm gonna try and calm him down!
Sokka: Well do it! Before he blows us off the mountain!

(Katara begins struggling to move towards Aang, and watches as the wind carries him up into the air)

Katara: Aang, I know you're upset, and I know how hard it is to lose the people you love! I went through the same thing when I lost my mom! Monk Gyatso and the other airbenders may be gone, but you still have a family! Sokka and I, we're your family now!

(Aang begins descending back to the ground, and the wind begins dying down and then stops completely. When he lands, Sokka and Katara walk up behind him)

Sokka: Katara and I aren't going to let anything happen to you, promise.

(Katara grabs Aang's hand and the light fades from him. He tiredly collapses to the ground and she holds him)

Aang: (quietly) I'm sorry.
Katara: It's okay. It wasn't your fault.
Aang: But you were right. And if firebenders found this temple, that means they found the other ones too...I really am the last airbender...

(Katara hugs Aang tighter and Sokka puts his hand on his shoulder)

The Warriors of Kyoshi[edit]

Zuko: [Studying a map detailing reported Avatar sightings scattered around] How am I going to find the Avatar, Uncle? He is clearly a master of evasive maneuvering.
[Cut to Sokka, looking at a similar map, which is blank]
Sokka: [to Aang] You have no idea where you're going, do you?
Aang: No but I know it's near water [zooms out to show the ocean below]
Sokka: We must be getting close, then.

Katara: What does me being a girl have to do with sewing?
Sokka: Simple: girls are better at fixing pants than guys, and guys are better at hunting and fighting and stuff like that. It's just the natural order of things.
Katara: [with exaggerated happiness] All done with your pants! [throws them, they hit Sokka in the head] And look what a great job I did!
Sokka: Wait! I can't wear this! Katara! [sticks his hand through the hole in his pants]
Aang: Relax, Sokka. Where we're going, you won't need any pants!

Sokka: [straining at his bonds] Who are you? Where are the men who ambushed us?
Suki: There were no men. We ambushed you. Now tell us, who are you and what are you doing here?
Sokka: Wait! There's no way a bunch of girls took us down.
Suki: A bunch of girls, huh? The unagi's gonna eat well tonight.
Katara: No, don't hurt him! He didn't mean it. My brother is just an idiot sometimes.

Zuko: The Avatar's on Kyoshi island? Uncle, ready the rhinos. He's not going to get away from me this time.
Iroh: Are you going to finish that?
Zuko: [comes back to get the fish] I was going to save it for later!

Katara: He's just upset because a bunch of girls kicked his butt yesterday.
Sokka: They snuck up on me!
Katara: Right. And then they kicked your butt.

Sokka: [feeling proud to wear the Kyoshi uniform] Bravery and Honor.
[Aang passes by and pops his head at the door]
Aang: Hey Sokka! Nice dress!

The King of Omashu[edit]

[Aang, Katara and Sokka walk toward Omashu's gate, but are stopped by the gate guards, one of which positions a rock over Aang's head]
Gate Guard: Halt! State your business here.
Aang: [runs up to the guard] [elderly voice] My business is my business young man and none of yours! I've got a good mind to put you over my knee and paddle your backside!
Gate Guard: Settle down, old timer. Just tell me who you are.
Aang: Name's Bonzu... Pippenpaddle-Oppsocopolis... the Third, and these are my grandkids.
Katara [now smiling serenely]: Hi, June Pippenpaddle-Oppsocopolis. Nice to meet you.
Gate Gaurd: [to Katara] You seem like a responsible young lady. See to it that your grandfather stays out of trouble. Enjoy Omashu.
[Aang, Katara and Sokka walk to the gate until the guard stops Sokka]
Gate Guard: [places a hand on Sokka's shoulder] Wait a minute... [Sokka becomes nervous] ...you're a strong young man. Show some respect for the elderly and carry your grandfather's bag!
Aang: Good idea! [throws Sokka his bag]

King Bumi: There's an airbender in our presence and not just any airbender, the Avatar! Now what do you have to say for yourself, Mr. Pippenpaddle-Oppsocopolis?!

Katara: You can't do this to us. Let us leave!
King Bumi: (holds up lettuce leaf) Lettuce leaf? (Chews lettuce outlandishly)

King Bumi: Tomorrow the Avatar will face three deadly challenges. But for now, the guards will show you to your chamber.
Guard: My liege, do you mean the good chamber, or the bad chamber?
King Bumi: The newly refurbished chamber.
Guard: Wait, which one are we talking about?
King Bumi: The one that used to be the bad chamber, until the recent refurbishing that is. Of course, we've been calling it the new chamber, but we really should number them. Uh, take them to the refurbished chamber that was once bad!


Katara: Earthbenders! You don't know me, but I know of you. Every child of my water tribe village was rocked to sleep with stories of the brave Earth Kingdom and the courageous earthbenders who guard its borders. Some of you may think that the Fire Nation has made you powerless. Yes, they have taken away your ability to bend, but they can't take away your courage and it is your courage they should truly fear! Because it runs deeper than any mine you've been forced to dig, any ocean that keeps you far from home. It is the strength of your hearts that make you who you are, hearts that will remain unbroken when all rock and stone has eroded away. The time to fight back is now! I can tell you the Avatar has returned! So remember your courage, earthbenders, let us fight for our freedom!

Warden: Tell me exactly what you saw.
Captain: Well, Sir, it looked like a flying bison.
Warden: A what?
Guard: It was a giant flying buffalo, Sir, with an empty saddle.
Warden: Which was it? A buffalo or a bison?
Captain: Uh, I'm not sure what the difference is, but that's not really the point is it, Sir?
Warden: [angry] I'll decide what the point is, fool!

[Warden throws the Captain over the railing. A scream trails off into nothing as a splash of water is heard. Cut back to the Warden and the remaining guard]

Warden: You! Wake up the Captain. Search the entire rig!
Guard: Sir?
Warden: What!?
Guard: That was the Captain you just threw overboard, sir. So…
Warden: Then wake up someone I haven't thrown overboard and search the rig! There's something going on here and I don't like it.

Katara: Here's your chance, Earthbenders! (she holds up a lump of coal) Take it! Your fate is in your own hands!

(Haru moves to start helping, but is held back by his father. The Earthbenders begin backing away)

Warden: (laughing) Foolish girl. You thought a few inspirational words and some coal would change these people? Look at these blank, hopeless faces. Their spirits were broken a long time ago. (mockingly) Oh, but you still believe in them. How sweet. They're a waste of your energy, little girl. You failed.

Tyro: For the Earth Kingdom, ATTACK!

Warden: No, please! I can't swim!
Tyro: Don't worry. I hear cowards float.

Winter Solstice, Part 1: The Spirit World[edit]

Zuko: [To a bathing Iroh] Enough. we need to leave now! Get out of the water.
Iroh: Very well. [stands up]
Zuko: [Looks away in horror and disgust] On second thought, why don't you take another few minutes?

Sokka: Yeah... We're all gonna get eaten by a spirit monster.

[After Aang calms the spirit of the forest, Sokka and other villagers are brought back]
Katara: Sokka!
[Katara runs to Sokka and hugs him]
Sokka: What happened?
Katara: You were in the spirit world for 24 hours. How do you feel?
Sokka: Like I seriously have to use the bathroom! [runs off]

Winter Solstice, Part 2: Avatar Roku[edit]

Iroh: Sailing into Fire Nation Waters... Of all the foolish things you've done in your 16 years, Prince Zuko, this is the most foolish!
Zuko: I have no choice, Uncle.
Iroh: Have you completely forgotten that the Fire Lord banished you! What if you are caught?
Zuko: I'm chasing the Avatar, my father will understand why I'm returning home.
Iroh: You give him too much credit. My brother is not the understanding type!

Katara: Sokka! You're a genius!
Aang: Wait. How is Sokka a genius? His plan didn't even work!
Sokka: Come on, Aang. Let her dream.
Katara: You're right, Sokka's plan didn't work. But it looks like it did.
Aang: Did the definition of 'genius' change in the last hundred years?

Roku: It's good to see you, Aang. [He smiles slightly] What took you so long?

Roku: Mastering the elements takes years of discipline and practice. But if the world is to survive, you must do it by summer's end.
Aang: What if I can't master all the elements in time? What if I fail?
Roku: I know you can do it, Aang, for you have done it before.

The Waterbending Scroll[edit]

Aang: I know how to deal with these guys, Katara. Pirates love to haggle. Watch and learn. [walks over the Pirate Captain.] What say ye to the price of... one copper piece!
Pirate Captain: Hahaha! The price is 200 gold pieces. I don't haggle on items this rare.
Aang: Okay, two copper pieces!
Pirate Captain: It's not as amusing the second time, boy.

Iroh: (after diverting their ship to replace a lost game piece) I've checked all the shops on this pier. Not a lotus tile in the entire marketplace.
Zuko: It's good to know this trip was a complete waste of time for everyone!
Iroh: Quite the contrary. I always say, the only thing better than finding something you are looking for [crew members begin to walk past carrying Iroh's purchases] is finding something you weren't looking for at a great bargain!
Zuko: You bought a Tsunghi horn?
Iroh: For music night on the ship. Now, if we only had some woodwinds.

[Pirates capture Aang in net.]
Pirate: I got him, come on!
Sokka: Oh, what? I'm not good enough to kidnap?
[Pirates capture him in a net too.]

[Pirate Captain and Zuko are fighting]
Iroh: Are you so busy fighting you cannot see your own ship has set sail?
Zuko: We have no time for your proverbs, Uncle!
Iroh: It's no proverb. [Aang and others getting away in pirate ship]
Pirate Captain: Bleeding hog monkeys! [Zuko laughs; the pirates laugh as they drift after Aang and his friends]
Zuko: Hey! That's my boat! [runs after them]
Iroh: Maybe it should be a proverb.

Katara: Aang, I'm so sorry. This is all my fault.
Aang: No, Katara, it's not.
Iroh: Yeah, it kind of is.
Zuko: [charging up] Give me the boy.
Pirate Captain: You give us the scroll.
Sokka: You're really gonna hand over the Avatar for a stupid piece of parchment!?
Zuko: [about Sokka] Don't listen to him! He's trying to turn us against each other.
Pirate Captain: (to Sokka about Aang] Your friend is the Avatar?
Sokka: Sure is, and I'll bet he'll fetch a lot more on the black market then that fancy scroll.
Zuko: Shut your mouth, you Water Tribe peasant!
Aang: [sternly] Yeah, Sokka. You really should shut your mouth...
Sokka: [still trying to con the pirates] I'm just sayin', it's bad business sense. Just imagine how much the Fire Lord would pay for the Avatar. You guys would be set for life!

Zuko: Tell me where he is and I won’t hurt you or your brother.
Katara: Go jump in the river! [Zuko pauses]
Zuko: Try to understand. I need to capture him to restore something I’ve lost. My honor. [Katara jerks her head away from Zuko] Perhaps in exchange, I can restore something you’ve lost.
Katara: My mother’s necklace! How did you get that?!
Zuko: I didn’t steal it if that’s what you’re wondering. Tell me where he is.
Katara: No!


Sokka: Think about it. Somehow Prince Zuko and the Fire Nation keep finding us. It's because they spot Appa; he's just too noticeable.
Katara: What?! Appa's not too noticeable!
Sokka: (sarcastically) He's a gigantic fluffy monster with an arrow on his head! It's kinda hard to miss him!
[Appa angrily bellows]
Aang: [soothing Appa] Sokka's just jealous 'cause he doesn't have an arrow.

Katara: [sarcastically] Okay, we'll try it your way, O' Wise Leader.
Aang: Who knows? Walking might be fun! [Later] Walking stinks!

[Aang complains about walking]

Katara: [mockingly] Well, I don't know, Aang. Why don't you ask Sokka's instincts? They seem to know everything!
Sokka: [sarcastically] Ha ha, very funny.
Aang: I'm tired of carrying this pack.
Katara: You know who you should ask to carry it for awhile? Sokka's instincts!
Aang: Hey, that's a great idea! Hey! Sokka's instincts! Would you mind--?

Katara: Jet, you monster!

[Katara stares romantically at Jet as they ascend to Jet's hideout]

Aang: (swinging on a rope with Momo on top of him) Nice place ya got!

[Katara and Jet stare down into the forest]

Katara: It's beautiful up here!
Jet: It's beautiful, and more importantly, the Fire Nation can't find us.

Aang: But we thought you were going to the dam. How come you went to the town instead?
Katara: Let me guess, Your instincts told you?
Sokka: Hey, sometimes they're right.
Aang: Uh, Sokka, you know we're going the wrong way right?
Sokka And sometimes they're wrong.

The Great Divide[edit]

Katara: Sokka, you're supposed to put the tarp on top of the tent. You know, so we don't get rained on?
Sokka: Ordinarily you'd be right, but seeing as it's the dry season, you're not. Besides, that tarp makes a pretty warm blanket.
Katara: But what if it does rain?
Sokka: What if it doesn't? Then I would've put the tarp up for nothing.
Katara: Arrgh! You're infuriating!
Sokka: Katara, why don't you worry about gathering the firewood, cause that kindling's looking pretty sorry.
Katara: Well if you don't like my firewood...!
[throws twigs at Sokka]
Sokka: Fine by me! If you're not gonna do your job...!
[pulls down tent]
Aang: Okay, guys, I got the grub if you guys got the... Hey, where's the campfire? And what happened to the tent?
Sokka: Why don't you ask Miss Know-It-All, queen of the twigs.
Katara: Oh, yeah, well you're Mr. Lazy Bum, king of the... [picks up a twig and throws it at Sokka] ...tents!

Aang: Harsh words won't solve problems, action will.

Sokka: That's some luck you knew Jin Wai and Wai Jin.
Aang: You could call it luck... Or you could call it lying.
Sokka: What?!
Aang: I made the whole thing up.
Katara: [shocked] You did not! [then, in devilish admiration] That is so wrong.

The Storm[edit]

Zuko: I won't fight you.
Fire Lord Ozai: You will learn respect. And suffering will be your teacher.
[Zuko screams as Ozai burns his face, causing the scar on his eye]

Sokka: I'm too young to die!
Fisherman: I'm not, but I still don't wanna!

Katara: You ran away.
Aang: [looking at Katara] And then the Fire Nation attacked our temple. My people needed me, and I wasn't there to help.
Katara: You don't know what would've...
Aang: The world needed me, and I wasn't there to help!
Katara: Aang?
Aang: The fisherman was right. I did turn my back on the world.
Katara: You're being too hard on yourself. Even if you did run away, I think it was meant to be. If you stayed, you would have been killed with all the other airbenders.
Aang: You don't know that.
Katara: I know it's meant to be this way. The world needs you now. You give people hope.
Katara: Maybe there's a bright side to all of this.
Aang: I did get to meet you!

Iroh: After the duel, the Fire Lord said that by refusing to fight, Zuko had shown shameful weakness. As punishment, he was banished and sent to capture the Avatar. Only then could he return with his honor.
Lt. Jee: So that's why he's so obsessed. Capturing the Avatar is his only chance he has of things returning to normal.
Iroh: Things will never return to normal, but the important thing is the Avatar gives Zuko hope.

The Blue Spirit[edit]

Aang: [to the Herbalist] You're insane, aren't you?
The Herbalist: That's right!

[Katara starts coughing]
Aang: Oh no, not you too.
Katara: Relax, It was just a little cough. I'm fin--
[She coughs again]
Aang: That's how Sokka started. Now look at him! He thinks he's an Earthbender!
Sokka [delirious]: Take that, you rock!

Aang: [to Zuko]: You know what the worst part of being born over a hundred years ago is? I miss all the friends I used to hang out with. Before the war started, I used to always visit my friend Kuzon. The two of us, we'd get in and out of so much trouble together. He was one of the best friends I ever had, and he was from the Fire Nation just like you. If we knew each other back then, do you think we could have been friends too?
Zuko: [Screams while using firebending at Aang]

The Fortuneteller[edit]

Katara puts on the necklace Aang made for her
Katara: [to Aang] So, how do I look?
Aang: [blushes] You mean all of you or just your neck? I mean, because both look great.

Sokka: You can't really tell the future.
Katara: I guess you're not really getting wet then.
[Platypus bear egg flies out of Sokka's hands]
Sokka: Ah ah aha ah ah [starts gibbering] Of course she predicted it was gonna rain. The sky's been gray all day!
Katara: Just admit you might be wrong and you can come under the umbrella.
Sokka: Look, I'm gonna predict the future now. It's going to keep drizzling. See?
[Rain stops and becomes sunny]
Aang: Not everyone has the gift, Sokka.

Aunt Wu: Your destiny...this is incredible! You will be involved in a great battle! An awesome conflict between the forces of good and evil! A battle whose outcome will determine the fate of the whole world!
Aang: Yeah, yeah, I knew that already. But did it say anything about a girl?

[The volcano rumbles and smolders in the distance]
Sokka: Look! Can your fortune telling explain that?
Villager: [scoffs] Can your science explain how it rains?
Sokka: Yes! Yes it can!

Aang: Hey, Katara.
Katara: Can you believe she won't let me in? And after all the business I've given her!
Aang: But she doesn't even charge.
Katara: I know, but still.

Sokka: I can't believe all these saps! Someone really needs to scream some sense into these people.
Aang: They seem happy, Sokka.
Sokka: Not for long. I'm gonna prove to them Aunt Wu's predictions are nonsense. (he turns to a villager) Hey, you! I bet Aunt Wu told you to wear those red slippers, right?
Villager: Yeah. She said I'd meet my true love wearing red slippers.
Sokka [slyly]: Uh-huh. And how many times have you worn those shoes since you got that fortune?
Villager: Every day.
Villager [excitedly]: Really?! You think so?! I'm so excited!


Sokka: No offense, but I hope this has taught everyone a lesson about not relying too much on fortune telling.
Villager w/ hat: But Aunt Wu predicted the village wouldn't be destroyed, and it wasn't! She was right, after all.
[Sokka zooms forward]
Sokka: I hate you.

Sokka: Wow. Sometimes I forget what a powerful bender that kid is.
Katara: Wait, what did you just say?
Sokka: Nothing, just that Aang is one powerful bender.
Katara: I suppose...he is.

Bato of the Water Tribe[edit]

Zuko: (pushing through a crowd) Out of my way! Step aside, filth!
Iroh: He means no offense! I'm certain you bathe regularly...
Zuko: (to June) I need to talk to you.
June: Well, if it isn't my new friends, Angry Boy and Uncle Lazy.
(Iroh laughs heartily for a moment)
Zuko: Your beast trashed my ship. You have to pay me back!
June: (collecting her winnings from a game) Well, I'd love to help you out, but I'm a little short on money. (to the crowd) Drinks on me! (the crowd cheers)

Zuko: (shows June Katara's necklace)
June: (smirking) What happened? Your girlfriend run off on you?
Zuko: It's not the girl I'm after, it's the bald monk she's traveling with.
June: Whatever you say...
Zuko: If you find them, I'll consider the damage to my ship paid for.
June: Heh. Forget it.
Iroh: Plus, we'll pay your weight in gold.
June: (smiling) Make it your weight, and we got a deal.
Iroh: (laughs) You got it!

Zuko: (passing the Herbalist Institute) We're looking for someone.
Herbalist: I hope it's not Miyuki. (looks at her cat, Miyuki) Miyuki, did you get in trouble with the Fire Nation again? (Miyuki meows)

Aunt Wu: Care to hear your fortune, handsome?
Iroh: At my age there is really only one big surprise left, and I'd just as soon leave it a mystery.

June: (to Zuko) So this is your girlfriend. No wonder she left, she's way too pretty for you.
Zuko: (to Katara) Where is he? Where's the Avatar?
Sokka: We split up; he's long gone.
Zuko: How stupid do you think I am?
Sokka: Pretty stupid. (to Katara) RUN!

Sokka: (after being temporarily paralyzed) I'm starting to get some feeling back!
[A bunch of tiles fall on Sokka]
Sokka: Ow.

Zuko: (paralyzed) Uncle? I didn't see you get hit by the tongue.
Iroh: (holding a paralyzed June in his arms) Shhhh!

The Deserter[edit]

Sokka: You want to walk into a Fire Nation town when they're all fired up with their, you know, fire?

Aang: Whoa! Wild shot!
Zhao: [roars with rage] I'll show you wild!

Aang: I don't know why, but I thought you'd be better than Zuko.

Aang: [having dodged a series of blasts from Zhao on several ships] You've lost this battle.
Zhao: [enraged disbelief] Are you crazy? You haven't thrown a single blow!
Aang: No, but you have [he gestures around, all the boats are on fire and sinking] Jeong Jeong said you had no restraint.

Katara heals the burn on Aang's arm
Aang: Wow, that's good water.

Jeong Jeong: Destiny? What would a boy know of destiny? If a fish lives its whole life in this river, does he know the river's destiny? No! Only that it runs on and on out of his control. He may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end. He cannot imagine the ocean.

Jeong Jeong: Water brings healing and life. But fire brings only destruction and pain. It forces those of us burdened with its care to walk a razor's edge between humanity and savagery. Eventually, we are torn apart.

Jeong Jeong: To master the bending disciplines you must first master discipline itself, but you have no interest in this, so I have no interest in you.

The Northern Air Temple[edit]

Aang: I laugh at gravity all the time. Hahaha, gravity...

(approaching the Northern Air Temple)
Katara: (to Sokka, excited) Do you think we'll really find airbenders?
Sokka: Do you want me to be like you or totally honest?
Katara: Are you saying I'm a liar?
Sokka: I'm saying you're an optimist. Same thing, basically.

Aang: (referring to a statue of a monk) It's nice to see one part of the temple that isn't ruined.
Mechanist: Look out! (A giant boulder swings through and destroys the statue)

Sokka: So then the question became, how do you keep a lid on hot air?
Katara: Awww, if we only knew.

(after finding the war balloon)

War Minister Qin: This defeat is the gateway to many victories.

The Waterbending Master[edit]

Sokka: I'm not one to complain, but can't Appa fly any higher?
Aang: I’ve got an idea, why don’t we all get on your back and you can fly us to the North Pole?

Sokka: [To Princess Yue] So, you're a princess? You know, back home I'm kind of like a prince.
Katara: [scoffs] Prince of what?!
Katara: [sarcastically] My apologies, Prince Sokka.

Sokka to Yue: So it looks like I'm going to be in town for a while. I'm thinking maybe we could ... do an activity together?
Yue: Do an activity? *smiles at Sokka*
Sokka: *Stuffs his mouth with some food, swallows it, then coughs.*
Katara: *Smirking* Very smooth.

Katara: How's warrior training going?
(Sokka makes an angry noise and flops down on his bed)
Aang: That bad?
Sokka: No, it's Princess Yue. I don't get it; one minute she wants to go out with me, the next she's telling me to get lost! So, how's waterbending training?
(Katara makes an angry noise and flops down on her bed)
Aang: Master Poop-head won't teach her because she's a girl.
Sokka: Why don't you just teach her, Aang?
Katara: Why didn't I think of that? At night, you can teach me whatever moves you learned from Master Pakku. That way, you have someone to practice with and I get to learn waterbending. Everyone's happy!
Sokka: I'm not happy.
Katara: But you're never happy. Come on, Aang.

Arnook: What do you want me to do? Force Master Pakku to take Aang back as his student?
Katara: Yes! Please.
Arnook: I suspect he might change his mind if you swallow your pride and apologize to him.
Katara: (reluctantly) Fine.
Pakku: (mockingly) I'm waiting, little girl.
Katara: (angrily) No! No way am I apologizing to a sour old man like you!
Aang: Uh...Katara?
Katara: I'll be outside if you're man enough to fight me!

(Arnook and Yue gasp)

Aang: I'm sure she didn't mean that!
Sokka: Yeah, I think she did.

(after Princess Yue unexpectedly kisses him)
Sokka: Okay, now I'm really confused. Happy, but confused.

The Siege of the North, Part 1[edit]

Zhao: This will truly be one for the history books, General Iroh. Just think, centuries from now people will study the great Admiral Zhao, who destroyed the last of the Water Tribe Civilisation. You're lucky you're here to see it.
Iroh: Be careful what you wish for, Admiral. History is not always kind to its subjects.
Zhao: I suppose you speak from experience. But rest assured this will be nothing like your legendary failure at Ba Sing Se.
Iroh: [solemnly] I hope not, for your sake.

Arnook: The stillness before battle is unbearable. Such a quiet dread.
Aang: I wasn't there when the Fire Nation attacked my people...I'm gonna make a difference this time.

Sokka: (about who the commanding officer of the Fire Nation is) His name is Zhao. Middle aged. Big side-burns. Bigger temper.

Yue: They've stopped firing.
Katara: [upon seeing Aang flying towards them] Aang!

[Yue and Katara run over to where Aang has landed Appa. He slides off and sits on the ground, looking tired]

Aang: I can't do it... (to himself) I can't do it.
Katara: What happened?
Aang: I must have taken out a dozen Fire Navy ships, but there's just too many of them. I can't fight them all!
Yue: But... you have to! You're the Avatar.
Aang: I'm just one kid...

Yue: The legends say the moon was the first waterbender. Our ancestors saw how it pushed and pulled the tides, and learned how to do it themselves.
Katara: I've always noticed my waterbending is stronger at night.
Yue: Our strength comes from the spirit of the moon, our life comes from the spirit of the ocean. They work together to keep balance.
Aang: The spirits! Maybe I can find them and get their help!
Yue: How can you do that?
Katara: The Avatar is the bridge between our world and the spirit world. Aang can talk to them!
Yue: Maybe they'll give you the wisdom to win this battle!
Aang: Or maybe they'll unleash a crazy amazing spirit attack on the Fire Nation! (he looks at both Yue and Katara) Or wisdom. That's good too.

Zuko: (to Katara) You rise with the moon. I rise with the sun.

The Siege of the North, Part 2[edit]

Hahn (to Admiral Zhao): Admiral Choi! Prepare to meet your fate. (Charges at Zhao and misses, falling to his apparent death)

Zuko (tossing Aang to the side): Here for a rematch?
Katara: Trust me, Zuko. It's not gonna be much of a match.

Zuko: [to an unconscious Aang] I finally have you. But I can't get you home because of this blizzard. There's always something. Not that you would understand. You're like my sister. Everything always came easy to her. She's a firebending prodigy and everyone adores her. My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born. I don't need luck, though. I don't want it. I've always had to struggle and fight, and that's made me strong. It's made me who I am.

Koh: My old friend, the Avatar. It's been a long time.
Aang: You...know me?
Koh: Oh, how could I ever forget you? [Changes face to that of an angry-looking man.] ONE OF YOUR PREVIOUS INCARNATIONS TRIED TO SLAY ME! It was eight or nine-hundred years ago.
Aang: I didn't know that. Why did he...or I...try to kill you?
Koh: [Changes face to that of Ummi, Avatar Kuruk's wife.] Oh, it was something about stealing the face of someone you loved. [Changes face to that of a screaming baboon in an attempt to scare Aang.] HA HA HA! [It doesn't work and Koh keeps talking, bringing his fanged maw right up behind Aang's ear. ] Of course, that's all behind us. Why should I hold a grudge against you for something in a past life? After all, you're a different person now. You've come to me... with a new face.

Koh: It's been a long time since I've added a child's face to my collection. So, how may I help you?
Aang: I need to find the moon and the ocean.
Koh: Their spirit names are Tui and La - "push" and "pull". And that has been the nature of their relationship for all time.
Aang: Please, help me find them. An entire culture could be destroyed if I don't get their help.
Koh: Oh, you think you need their help? Actually, it's quite the other way round... SOMEONE'S GOING TO KILL THEM!
Aang: What do you mean? How can I find them and protect them?
Koh: You've already met them, actually. Tui and La, your moon and ocean, have always circled each other in an eternal dance. They balance each other. Push and Pull. Life and Death. Good and Evil. Yin and Yang.
Aang: (remembering the fish in the Spirit Oasis) The Koi Fish! (Koh spins back to Aang, who quickly wipes the excitement off his face) I must be going now.
Koh: We'll meet again...

Aang: (as they are about to leave an unconscious Zuko in the snow) Wait. We can't just leave him here.
Sokka: Sure we can.(suddenly becomes very determined) Let's go.
Aang: No. If we leave him, he'll die. (goes to pick up the unresponsive Zuko)
Sokka: (mockingly, as they take off on Appa) Yeah, this makes a lot of sense. Let's bring the guy who's constantly trying to kill us!

Iroh: (as Zhao threatens the moon spirit) Whatever you do to that spirit, I'll unleash on you tenfold! Let it go now!

Firelord Ozai: (To Azula in his Throne Room) Iroh is a traitor, and your brother, Zuko, is a failure. I have a task for you.

Book Two: Earth[edit]

Every day, more and more people die. I'm already a hundred years late. Defeating the Firelord is the only way to stop this war! I have to try it.

The Avatar State[edit]

Master Pakku: (holding up an amulet) Katara, I want you to have this. This amulet contains water from the Spirit Oasis. The water has unique properties. Don't lose it.
Katara: (hugs him) Thank you, Master Pakku.
Master Pakku: Aang. (gives Aang some scrolls) These scrolls will help you master waterbending. But remember, they're no substitute for a real master. (glances at Katara)
(Aang bows and steps away)
Master Pakku: Sokka...
(Sokka steps forward eagerly)
Master Pakku: (pats Sokka on the shoulder dismissively) Take care, son.
(Sokka frowns and steps back)

(Sokka bangs General Fong on the head with his boomerang)
Sokka: Anybody got a problem with that?
(The Earth soldiers all shake their heads quickly.)

Iroh: Who knew floating on a piece of driftwood for three weeks with no food or water and sea vultures waiting to pluck out your liver could make one so tense!

Azula: Do the tides command this ship?
Fire Navy Ship Captain: I'm afraid I don't understand.
Azula: You said the tides would not allow us to bring the ship in. Do the tides command this ship?
Fire Navy Ship Captain: No, Princess.
Azula: And if I were to have you thrown overboard, would the tides think twice about smashing you against the rocky shore?
Fire Navy Ship Captain: No, Princess.
Azula: Well then, maybe you should worry less about the tides, who've already made up their mind about killing you, and worry more about me, who's still mulling it over.

Azula: In my country, we exchange a pleasant hello before asking questions. Have you become uncivilized so soon, Zuzu?
Zuko: Don't call me that!

Fire Navy Ship Captain: You heard the princess. Raise the anchors! We're taking the prisoners ho—
[Captain stops short, realizing his mistake.]

Zuko: You lied to me!
Azula: Like I haven't done that before.

Katara: Can we talk about something?
Aang: Sure.
Katara: Do you remember when we were at the Air Temple and you found Monk Gyatso's skeleton? It must have been so horrible and traumatic for you. I saw you get so upset that you weren't even you anymore. I'm not saying the Avatar State doesn't have incredible- and helpful- power, but, you have to understand, for the people who love you, watching you be in that much rage and pain is really scary.
Aang: I'm really glad you told me that. But I still need to do this.
Katara: I don't understand.
Aang: No, you don't. Every day, more and more people die. I'm already a hundred years late. Defeating the Fire-lord is the only way to stop this war! I have to try it.
Katara: I can't watch you do this to yourself. I'm not coming tomorrow. Good night.
Aang: Good night.

The Cave of Two Lovers[edit]

Katara: You make a fine octopus, Pupil Aang.

Sokka: Look, I hate to be the wet blanket here, but since Katara's busy, I guess it's up to me.

Katara: Is this real or a legend?
Chong: Oh, it's a real legend.

Chong: (singing) Two lovers, forbidden from one another, war divides their people, and the mountains divide them apart. Built a path to be together - (talking) Yeah, forget the next couple of lines but then it goes - (singing again, rocker style) SECRET TUNNEL! SECRET TUNNEL! Through the mountain! SECRET, SECRET, SECRET, SECRET TUNNEL! Yeah!
[everyone claps]

Chong: We don't need a map. ...We just need love.

Zuko: If the Earth Kingdom discovers us, they'll have us killed.
Iroh: But if the Fire Nation discovers us, we'll be turned over to Azula.
(Both look at one another and nod)
Zuko: Earth Kingdom it is.

(after a cave-in separates Aang and Katara from the rest of the group, Sokka digs furiously at the rubble for a moment before giving up)
Chong: Yeah, it's no use. We're separated. (holds up guitar) But at least you have us!
(Sokka wails in anguish and begins digging twice as hard)

Aang: It must be the two lovers from the legend. That's who's buried here.
Katara: [gesturing to the carvings on the platform the caskets are on] These pictures tell their story.
Katara voiceover: They met on top the mountain that divided their two villages. The villages were enemies, so they could not be together. But their love was strong, and they found a way. The two lovers leaned earthbending from the badgermoles; they became the first earthbenders. They built elaborate tunnels so that they could meet secretly. Anyone that tried to follow them would be lost forever in the labyrinth. But one day, the man didn't come. He died in the war between their two villages. Devastated, the woman unleashed a terrible display of her earthbending power, she could've destroyed them all. But, instead, she declared the war over. Both villages helped her build the new city where they would live together in peace. The woman's name was Oma and the man's name was Shu. The great city was named Omashu as a monument to their love.

[Katara and Aang turn around to find a giant carving on the wall of the two lovers kissing. Katara reads the inscription.]

Katara: Love is brightest... in the dark.

Katara: I have a crazy idea...
Aang: What?
Katara: Never mind. It's too crazy.
Aang: Katara, what is it?
Katara: (looking away) I was thinking... the curse says we'll be trapped in here forever unless we trust in love.
Aang: Right.
Katara: And here it says "love is brightest in the dark" and...has a picture of them kissing...
Aang: (clueless) Where are you going with this?
Katara: Well...what if we kissed?
Aang: (shocked) Us kissing?!
Katara: See? It was a crazy idea.
Aang: Us...(dreamily) kissing.
Katara: (laughing) Us, kissing. What was I thinking? Can you imagine that?
Aang: Yeah.(laughs) I definitely wouldn't want to kiss you.
Katara: (slightly hurt) Well, I didn't realize it was such a horrible option! Sorry I suggested it!
Aang: No, I mean, if it was a choice between kissing you and dying-
Katara: (turning away from him)Ugh!
Aang: What?! I'm saying I'd rather kiss you than die! That's a compliment!
Katara: Well, I'm not sure which I'd rather do! (walks away)
Aang: (sadly) What is wrong with me?

Chong: Hey, I remember that line of the song! (Gets his banjo and stands in the front of the cave and sings) AND DIE!

(Sokka and Chong's group have been reunited with Aang and Katara outside the cave)
Katara: (to Sokka) Sokka, why is your forehead all red?
Chong: (to Katara and Sokka) Nobody react to what I'm about to tell you... (points to Aang in the background) I think that kid might be the Avatar!
Sokka: (slaps forehead, red mark gets bigger)

Return to Omashu[edit]

Ty Lee: But I'm happy here, my aura has never been pinker!
Azula: (cocking an eyebrow) I'll take your word for it.

Mai: I thought you ran off and joined the circus? You said it was your calling.
Ty Lee: Well, Azula called a little louder.

[The little baby begins teething on Sokka's boomerang. Sokka takes it away.]
Sokka: No! Bad Fire Nation baby!
[The baby starts crying. Katara his Sokka in the head.]
Sokka: Oh, alright.
[Sokka gives his boomerang back to the baby to teeth on it.]

Mai: (to Azula; deadpan] Please tell me you're here to kill me.

Mai: [About Omashu.] There really is no fathoming the depths of my hatred for this place.

Azula: The Avatar? My lucky day!

Mai: So we're tracking your brother and uncle, huh?
Ty Lee: It'll be interesting seeing Zuko again, won't it Mai?
Azula: It's not just Zuko and Iroh anymore. We have a third target now.

The Swamp[edit]

Zuko: We are not entertainers.
Iroh: Not professional anyway.
(Iroh gets up and starts singing as a man slashes at the ground near his feet, forcing him to dance.)
Iroh: (singing)
It's a long, long way to Ba-Sing-Se
But the girls in the city
They look so pretty!
They kiss so sweet
That you really got to meet
The girls from Ba-Sing-Se!

Katara: Sokka, you've got an elbow leech!
Sokka: Where?! Where?!
Katara: Where do you think?
[He rips the leech off his elbow.]

Hugh: [abotu the great banyan tree] One big living organism, just like the entire world.
Aang: I get how the tree is one big thing, but the whole world?
Huu: Sure. You think you're any different from me, or your friends, or this tree? If you listen hard enough, you can hear every living thing breathing together. You can feel everything growing. We're all living together, even if most folks don't act like it. We all have the same roots, and we are all branches of the same tree.
Katara: But what did our visions mean?
Huu: In the swamp, we see visions of people we've lost, people we loved, folks we think are gone. But the swamp tells us they're not. We're still connected to 'em. Time is an illusion, and so is death.

Due: I bet he tastes a lot like possum chicken.
Tho: You think everything tastes like possum chicken.

Avatar Day[edit]

Zuko: There is no honor for me without the Avatar.
Iroh: Zuko, even if you did capture the Avatar, I'm not so sure it would solve our problems. Not now.
Zuko: Then there is no hope at all.
Iroh: No, Zuko! You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road, and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.

Sokka: (finding his stolen boomerang) Boomerang! You do always come back!

Aang: I said I would face justice, so I will. (spins Wheel of Punishment)
Spectator 1: (rooting) Come on, torture machine!
Old Man: Eaten by bears!
Spectator 2: Razor pit!
Katara: (worried) Community service! Please land on community service.

Mayor Tong: (cowers) You! Avatar! Do something!
Aang: Gee, I'd love to help, but I'm supposed to be boiled in oil.

Aang: Ugh. So, what just happened?
Katara: Well uh, you kind of... confessed. Sorry.

Aang: What is this?
Mayor Tong: Our new festival food. Unfried dough. May we eat and remember how on this day, the Avatar was NOT boiled in oil!
Katara: (picks up uncooked dough) Happy Avatar Day.

[Katara and Aang eat the dough]

Sokka: This is, by far, the worst town we have ever been to.

The Blind Bandit[edit]

Katara: (Sigh) This is just going to be a bunch of guys chucking rocks at each other, isn't it?
Sokka: That's what I paid for.

The Boulder: The Boulder feels conflicted about fighting a young blind girl.
Toph: Sounds to me like you're scared, Boulder!
The Boulder: ...The Boulder's over his conflicted feelings, and now he's ready to bury you in a rockalanche!
Toph: Whenever you're ready, the Pebble! (laughs evil-like)

Toph: (Aang has just entered the ring) Do people really want to see two little girls fighting out here?
Aang: (to Toph) I don't really want to fight you. I want to talk to you.
Katara: Don't boo at him! [hits Sokka on the arm]

Toph: Somebody's a little light on his feet. What's your fighting name, the Fancy Dancer? (Aang smiles as he dodges from Toph's earthbending attack) Where'd you go?
Aang: Please, wait!
Toph: There you are! (Throws a big rock on Aang, who intercepts it with an airbending attack on Toph, who was knocked out by her old rock bending and eliminated as well)

The Boulder: Listen up, Hippo! You may be big, but you ain't bad! The Boulder's gonna win this, in a landslide!

Sokka: You know, now I'm really glad I bought this bag. It matches the belt perfectly!
Katara: (sarcastically) That is a BIG relief!

Toph: What're you doing here, Twinkle Toes?
Aang: How'd you know it was me?
Sokka: Don't answer to Twinkle Toes, it's not manly!
Katara: You're the one whose bag matches his belt!

Toph: Let him go. I beat you all before, I'll do it again!
The Boulder: The Boulder takes issue with that comment!

Toph: Um, I'll take the belt back. [Sokka undoes it then throws it to Toph, but it hits her on the head and knocks her down] Oww!
Sokka: Sorry.

Zuko Alone[edit]

Zuko: (Gives dagger to Lee) Read the inscription.
Lee: Made in Earth Kingdom...
Zuko: The other one.
Lee: Never give up without a fight.

Soldier 1: Hey! Did you throw that egg?
Zuko: No.
Soldier 1: Did you see who did it?
Zuko: No.
Soldier 1: That egg had to've come from somewhere.
Zuko: Maybe a chicken flew over.

[After Azula tricked Zuko into knocking Mai, and himself, into a fountain to put out the flaming apple on Mai's head]
Ursa: I was just coming to get you. Uncle Iroh sent us a letter from the war front. ...You're soaking wet.
Zuko: Girls are crazy!

Male Villager: (While Zuko is fighting) Give him a left! A left!
Female Villager: It's not a fist fight.
Male Villager: He's got a left sword, don't he?

Ursa: [in reference to Azula] What is wrong with that child?!

Ozai: Father, you must have realized as I have that with Lu Ten gone, Iroh's bloodline has ended. After his son's death, my brother abandoned the siege at Ba Sing Se, and who knows when he'll return home. But I am here, Father, and my children are alive.
Azulon: Say what it is you want!
Ozai: Father, revoke Iroh's birthright. I am your humble servant, here to serve you and our nation. Use me.
Azulon: You dare suggest I betray Iroh, my first born, directly after the demise of his only beloved son?! I think that Iroh has suffered enough. But you, your punishment has scarcely begun!

Zuko: Azula always lies, Azula always lies.

Defeated Earthbender: Who... Who are you?
Zuko: My name is Zuko, son of Ursa and Fire Lord Ozai, Prince of the Fire Nation, and heir to the throne.

The Chase[edit]

Toph: Who's Zuko?
Sokka: Oh, just some angry freak with a ponytail who's tracked us all over the world.
Katara: What's wrong with ponytails, Ponytail?
Sokka: This (points to ponytail) is a warrior's wolf-tail.
Katara: Well it certainly tells the other warriors that you're fun and perky.

Toph: We can take 'em. Three on three.
Sokka: Actually Toph, there's four of us.
Toph: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't count you; you know, no bending and all.
Sokka: [furious] I CAN STILL FIGHT!
Toph: Okay. Three, on three plus Sokka.
Sokka: (growls furiously)

Katara: Ever since you joined us, you've been nothing but selfish and unhelpful!
Toph: What?! Look here, sugar queen! I gave up everything I had so that I could teach Aang earthbending, so don’t you talk to me about being selfish!
Katara: "Sugar queen?!" (Toph closes off her rock tent by bringing a slab of earth up to cover the opening to Katara.) D-Did you just slam the door in my face?! How can you be so infuriating...!!!
[Katara begins to angrily beat and kick the rock tent as Aang and Sokka watch]
Aang: [to Sokka] Should we do something?
Sokka: Hey, I'm just enjoying the show.
[Aang walks over to Katara]
Aang: Okay, okay. You both need to calm down.
Katara: Both?! (very outraged) I'M COMPLETELY CALM!!!!
Aang: (shocked by Katara's outburst) I can see that... [backs up and scoots away]

Mai: Wads of wet fur, how delightful.
Ty Lee: Hmm, they're not wads, they're more like, bundles. Or bunches? It's got an "uh" sound.
Mai: ...Clumps?
Ty Lee: (hugs Mai) Clumps! They're clumps!

Katara: The stars sure are beautiful tonight. (angrily) Too bad you can't see them, Toph!

Toph: It feels like an avalanche, but not an avalanche.
Sokka: (sleepily and sarcastically) Your powers of perception are frightening.

Azula: You still don't know who I am? You don't see the family resemblance? Let me give you a hint. (covers left eye with her hand, imitating Zuko) "I must find the Avatar to restore my honor!"
[Aang stares with blank face.]
Azula: It's okay. You can laugh. It's funny.

Azula: (to Aang) Do you really want to fight me?
(Zuko jumps in, with a fighting stance)
Zuko: (to Azula) Yes, I really do.
Aang: Zuko!
Azula: I was wondering when you would show up, Zuzu.
Aang: "Zuzu"? (stifles a laugh)

Bitter Work[edit]

Aang: So, what cool move are you gonna teach me first? Rock-a-lanche? The Trembler? Oh, oh, maybe I can learn to make a whirlpool outta land...
Toph: Let's start with, "Move a rock."

Sokka: (aiming at a small prey animal) You're awfully cute, but unfortunately for you, you're made of meat.

(Zuko and Iroh are drinking tea together)
Iroh: Lightning is a pure expression of firebending, without aggression. It is not fueled by rage or emotion, the way other firebending is. Some call lightning "the cold-blooded fire." It is precise and deadly, like Azula. To perform the technique requires peace of mind.
Zuko: I see. That's why we're drinking tea. To calm the mind.
Iroh: Oh, yeah, good point. I mean, yes.

Zuko (yelling angrily after failed attempt to create lightning causing explosion): Why can't I do it!
Zuko: Instead of lightning, it keeps exploding in my face
Zuko (self-resenting expression): Like everything always does.

Zuko (yelling angrily toward the sky): You've always thrown everything you could at me! Well, I can take it, and now I can give it back! Come on! STRIKE ME! You've never held back before!

Zuko: Great! I'm ready to try with real lightning!
Iroh: [taken aback] What, are you crazy? Lightning is very dangerous.
Zuko: I thought that was the point: you teaching me to protect myself from it!
Iroh: Yeah, but I'm not going to shoot LIGHTNING at you!

Sokka: Aang, this is my friend Foo-Foo Cuddlypoops, Foo-Foo Cuddlypoops, Aang.

Zuko: So uncle, I've been thinking. It’s only a matter of time before I run into Azula again. I’m going to need to know more advanced firebending if I want to stand a chance against her. I know what you’re going to say: she's my sister and I should be trying to get along with her--
Iroh: No, she's crazy and she needs to go down.

[Sokka is buried in the earth and a hippo comes running with an apple in its mouth]
Sokka: Hey! Looks like my karma is already paying off.
[Hippo rolls the apple but not within range of Sokka's hands or mouth]
Sokka [Elated]: That's okay. I got it.
[Sokka struggles to move hands but boomerang instead falls out off his bag]
Sokka [after 10 second pause and annoyed]: Now come back, boomerang.

Iroh: [drawing the Fire Nation symbol in the sand before Zuko] Fire is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want. [draws the Earth Kingdom symbol] Earth is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring. [draws the Air Nomads symbol] Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns and found peace and freedom. Also, they apparently had pretty good senses of humor! [smiles]
[Zuko stares blankly at Iroh. He is not amused.]
Iroh: [continuing, drawing the Water Tribe symbol] Water is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribe are capable of adapting to many things. They have a deep sense of community and love that holds them together though anything.
Zuko: Why are you telling me these things?
Iroh: It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale. Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations, will help you become whole.

[Sokka is buried in the earth and is pleading to the spirits to let him out]
Sokka: Okay, karma person or thing, whoever's in charge of this stuff... If I can just get out of this situation alive, I will give up meat and sarcasm. Okay? That's all I got. Pretty much my whole identity: Sokka the meat and sarcasm guy. But I'm willing to be Sokka, the veggies and straight talk fellow. Deal?
(sees Aang approaching)
Sokka: Aang! Thank goodness! Have you got any meat?

(Aang has just agreed to earthbend Sokka out of the ground.)
Toph: Actually, you might wanna let me do that. You're a little still new to this...you might accidentally crush him.
Sokka: Yeah, no crushing, please!

Toph: Gooood morning earthbending student!

Zuko But I don't feel any shame at all. I'm as proud as ever!
Iroh: Prince Zuko, pride is not the opposite of shame but its source.

The Library[edit]

Toph: There it is!
(everybody looks to where Toph points, only to see nothing)
(everyone frowns at Toph)
Toph: That's what it will sound like when one of you spots it. (Waves hand repeatedly up and down in front of her face, reminding everybody that she's blind)

Katara: You got something against libraries?
Toph: I've held books before, and I gotta tell you, they don't exactly "do it" for me.
Katara: Oh, right. Sorry.

Sokka: I'm going to spend my vacation AT THE LIBRARY!

Wan Shi Tong: (to Sokka) So, who are you trying to destroy?
Sokka: What? No! No destroying, we're not into that.
Wan Shi Tong: Then why are you here?
Sokka: (hesitates) ...Knowledge for knowledge's sake?
Wan Shi Tong: If you're going to lie to an all-knowing spirit being, you should at least put some effort into it.

Wan Shi Tong: You think you're the first person to believe their war was justified?! Countless others before you have come here, seeking weapons, weaknesses or battle strategies!
Aang: We had no choice! Please, we're just desperate to protect the people we love!
Wan Shi Tong: And now I'm going to protect what I love.
(Wan Shi Tong spreads his wings; the library starts to shake and flood with sand)
Wan Shi Tong: I'm taking my knowledge back! No one will ever abuse it again!
Sokka: He's sinking the building! We've gotta get out of here!
Wan Shi Tong: I'm afraid I can't allow that. You already know too much. (shrieks and chases them)

Wan Shi Tong: (to Katara; preparing to fight him as she is being chased) Your waterbending won't do you much good here. I have studied Northern Water Style, Southern Water Style, even Foggy Swamp Style.
(Sokka smashes a book against Wan Shi Tong's head, causing him to collapse)
Sokka: That's called Sokka Style! Learn it!

Professor Zei: [About Appa] Delightful! I only wish I spoke his tongue. Oh, the stories this beast could tell.
Momo: (chittering to the Professor)
Professor Zei: Shush, chatty monkey!

The Desert[edit]

(Both Sokka and Momo take a drink of the juice in a cactus)
Sokka: (hallucinating after drinking cactus juice) Drink cactus juice, it'll quench ya. Nothing's quenchier. It's the quenchiest!
Katara: Okay, I think you had enough.
Sokka: Who lit Toph on fire?
(Momo spins in a circle in the air and dive bombs to the ground.)
Toph: Can I get some of that cactus?
Katara: I don’t think that’s a good idea. Come on, we need to find Aang.
(Katara pulls Sokka by the hand as he stares blankly at the sky)
Sokka: How did we get out here in the middle of the ocean?
Katara: Uhhh...

(as Iroh and the Pai Sho Player leave the back room)
Zuko: What’s going on? Is the club meeting over?
Iroh: Everything is taken care of. We’re heading to Ba-Sing-Se.
Zuko: Ba-Sing-Se? Why would we go to the Earth Kingdom capital?
Pai Sho Player: The city is filled with refugees. No one will notice two more.
Iroh: We can hide in plain sight there and it’s the safest place in the world from the Fire Nation. Even I couldn't break through to the city.

(Walking tiredly throught the desert, Toph bumps into Sokka):
Sokka: Can't you watch where you're- (Stops when he realizes that he's talking to Toph)
Toph: No!
Sokka: Right. Sorry...

Katara: (After spotting the giant sand mushroom cloud made by Aang) What is that?
Toph: What? What is what?
Sokka: (under the influence of the cactus water) It's a giant mushroom...MAYBE IT'S FRIENDLY!
Katara: Let's just keep moving. I hope Aang's okay.
Sokka:(hallucinating, waving arms) FRIENDLY MUSHROOM!!! Mushy giant friend!

Aang:(sees a cloud that looks like Appa in front of the moon) Appa!
Sokka: (under the influence of cactus juice) Appa? Now why would Princess Yue need him? (grabs Momo's tail and brushes it against his cheek dreamily) She's the moon; she flies by herself!

Katara: Sokka, any ideas on how to reach Ba Sing Se?
Sokka: (under the influence of the cactus water) Why don't we ask the circle birds?

Katara: (to Sokka) You've been hallucinating on cactus juice all day, and then you just lick something you find stuck to the wall of a cave?!
Sokka: I have a natural curiosity.

Toph: Yesterday my mouth tasted like mud. Now it tastes like sand. I never thought I would miss the taste of mud so much.

The Serpent's Pass[edit]

Katara: Waterbending bomb! Yeah! (performs a tumbling cannonball into the pool and She sends up a massive column of water that washes Aang ashore, shattering his ice block)
Sokka: (sarcastically as he holds a dripping map) Sure, 5000 year old maps from the spirit library, just splash some water on ‘em.

Security Woman: I told you already: no vegetables on the ferry! One cabbage slug could destroy the entire eco-system of Ba Sing Se! Security!
[A Platypus Bear destroys the cart full of cabbages]
Cabbage Merchant: MY CABBAGES!!!

[Suki asks Sokka why he is being overprotective of her]
Sokka: It's so hard to lose someone you care about. Something happened at the North Pole and I couldn't protect someone. I don't want anything like that to ever happen again.
Suki: I lost someone I cared about. He didn't die. He just went away. I only had a few days to get to know him, but he was smart and brave and funny...
Sokka: (suspiciously) Who is this guy? Is he taller than me?
Suki: (deadpan) No. He's about your height.
Sokka: Is he better-looking?
Suki: It is you, stupid!
Sokka: Oh.

[after Smellerbee is hurt by Iroh's mistaking her for a boy, Longshot catches up with her and looks at her without speaking]
Smellerbee: I know. You're right. As long as I'm confident in who I am, it doesn't matter what other people think. Thanks, Longshot.
[Longshot nods]

[Suki rescues Toph from drowning]
Toph: (thinking that Suki is Sokka) Oh, Sokka! You saved me! (kisses Suki on the cheek]
Suki: Um, actually, it's me.
Toph: Oh.... well, heh heh. You can go ahead and let me drown now.

Sokka: Suki, you know about giant sea monsters, do something!
Suki: Just because I live near the Unagi doesn't mean I'm an expert.
Sokka: [picks up Momo and offers it to the Sea Serpent] Oh great and powerful sea serpent, please accept this humble and tasty offering. Thank You.
Katara: Sokka!

The Drill[edit]

Mai: She [Azula] can shoot all the lightning she wants at me, I'm not going into that wall sludge juice. (Shudders, then closes hatch Katara, Sokka, and Ty Lee jumped into)

Ty Lee: (Looking through a periscope at the dust cloud Toph made) Hey...Look at that dust cloud. It's so...poofy! (Mimes by closing and opening her hand) Poof!

Iroh: I know you're not supposed to cry over spilled tea, but (sniffs) it's just so sad!

Katara: (Annoyed) You know, I am just about sick and tired of you telling me what to do all day. You're like a chattering hog-monkey!
[Katara bends a wave of slurry into Sokka's face, knocking him over]

[Toph takes the group under ground]
Sokka: It's so dark down here. I can't see a thing.
Toph: (Sarcastically) Oh no, what a nightmare!
Sokka: Sorry.

Mai: [leaning out of a hatch in the back of the drill] We lost.

City of Walls and Secrets[edit]

Dai Li Agent: There is no War in Ba Sing Se. Here, we are safe. Here, we are free.

Katara: The King is throwing a party at the palace tonight for his pet bear.
Aang: Don't you mean platypus bear?
Katara: No, it just says, 'bear'.
Sokka: Certainly you mean his pet skunk bear?
Toph: Or his armadillo bear?
Aang: Gopher bear?
Katara: Just, 'bear'.
(short pause)
Toph: This place is weird.

Long Feng: By the way, I'm Long Feng. I'm a cultural minister to the king.
Katara: I'm Kua Mai, and this is [gestures to Toph]...Dum.

Toph: It won't work. You country-bumpkins will stand out a mile. [Eats food with her hands]

Iroh: (Sips tea) Blech! This tea is nothing more than hot leaf juice!
Zuko: Uncle, that's what all tea is.
Iroh: How could a member of my own family say something so horrible?

Katara: Look, the inner wall. I can’t believe we finally made it to Ba Sing Se in one piece.
Sokka: Hey don’t jinx it! We could still be attacked by some giant, exploding Fire Nation spoon. Or find out the city’s been submerged in an ocean full of killer shrimp.
Toph: You been hitting the cactus juice again?
Sokka: I'm just saying, weird stuff happens to us. [A large man sucking on a cob of corn sits between Sokka and Toph]

Zuko: This city is a prison. I don’t want to make a life here.
Iroh: Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.

Party Guest 1: (about the king's bear) He's taking all the good stuff!
Party Guest 2: Quiet! You don't know what I had to do to get seats this near the bear!

Iroh: (to Zuko) Would you like some tea?
Zuko: We've been working in a tea shop the whole day. I'm sick of tea.
Iroh: (stops making tea and lifts his hands in exasperation) Sick of tea? That's like being sick of breathing!

The Tales of Ba Sing Se[edit]

Iroh: (singing)
Leaves from the vine
Falling so slow
Like fragile tiny shells
Drifting in the foam
Little soldier boy
Come marching home
Brave soldier boy
Comes marching home...

(Katara opens a door and sees Toph lying facedown on the floor, asleep)
Katara: Toph, aren't you gonna get ready for the day?
(Toph wakes up, hair frazzled, and spits)
Toph: I'm ready.
Katara: Aren't you gonna clean up? You've got a little dirt on your....everywhere actually.
Toph: You call it dirt. I call it a healthy coating of earth.

Iroh: (After a group of children accidentally breaks a window while playing soccer) It is usually best to admit mistakes when they occur, and to seek to restore honor...
Very large man: (Yelling threateningly through the window) When I'm through with you kids, the window won't be the only thing that's broken!
Iroh: ...but not this time. Run!

(A mugger approaches Iroh in an alley)
Mugger: You! Hand over your money!
(Iroh looks down and notices the mugger's unstable stance)
Iroh: What are you doing?
Mugger: I'm mugging you!
Iroh: With that stance??
Mugger: Wha… What are you talking about? Just give me your money, old man!
Iroh: With a poor stance you are unbalanced and can be easily knocked over.
(Iroh knocks mugger down and then helps him up)
Iroh: With a solid stance you are a much more serious threat!

Iroh:It’s always best to believe in one’s self but with a little help from others can be a great blessing!

Iroh: How was your night, Prince Zuko?
[Zuko slams the door to his room. Iroh looks disappointed and Zuko slides the door open a little]
Zuko: (quietly) It was nice.
(Iroh smiles)

Appa's Lost Days[edit]

[Azula is talking to the Kyoshi warriors, who fight with fans]
Azula: Who are you? The Avatar's fangirls?
[a short pause]
Ty Lee: ...Oh! I get it! Good one Azula.

[Ty Lee unleashes a flurry of jabs into the back of a Kyoshi warrior, dropping her, and unleashes a final taunt]
Ty Lee: You are not prettier than we are.

[Suki is about to attack Azula]
Azula: Don't you know that fans only make flames stronger?
[Azula proceeds at attacking Suki]

Guru Pathik: I know I am not the person you expected...and I did not expect to be licked by a giant tongue just now.

Lake Laogai[edit]

Sokka: Hey, I thought designing the "Lost Appa" poster was my job! I've been working all day on my Appa!
(shows Katara and Aang his picture. Katara is visibly trying not to laugh.')
Aang: Sokka, the arrow is on Appa's head.
Sokka: This is his head!
Katara: Why are feet coming out of it?
Sokka: Those are his horns! I haven't seen him in a while, okay?
Toph: Well, it looks just like him to me.
Sokka: Oh, thanks, I worked really--[breaks off, remembering that Toph is blind]...Why do you feel the need to do that?

Sokka: We'll split up to cover more area. Toph, I guess you should just come with me.
Toph: (Grumpily) Why? Because you think I can't put up posters on my own!? (Swipes glue across a wall, snatches a poster from Sokka, and slams it backwards onto the paste).
Toph: It's upside-down, isn't it? I'll just go with Sokka.

Aang: We need to find a way to jog his real memories.
Sokka: (provokingly) Maybe Katara should kiss him! That should bring something back!
Katara: Maybe you should kiss him, Sokka.
Sokka: Hey, just an idea.
Aang: (jealous mutter) A bad one.

Toph: Was this guy your boyfriend or something?
Katara: What?! No!
Toph: (teasing, sing-song tone) I can tell you're lying~!

Longshot: (speaking for the only time on-screen) There's no time. Just go. We'll take care of him. He's our leader.
Jet: Don't worry Katara, I'll be fine.
Toph: (sadly as she's walking away to Sokka) He's lying.

Zuko: (looking at the tied-up Appa) Uncle?
Iroh: (walks into the cell) So, the Blue Spirit? I wonder who could be behind that mask?
Zuko: What are you doing here?
Iroh: I was just about to ask you the same thing. What do you plan to do now that you've found the Avatar's bison? Keep it locked in our new apartment? Should I go put on a pot of tea for him?!
Zuko: First I have to get it out of here.
Iroh: And then what?! You never think these things through! This is exactly what happened when you captured the Avatar at the North Pole! You had him, and then you had nowhere to go!
Zuko: I would've figured something out.
Iroh: No! If his friends hadn't found you, you would have frozen to death!
Zuko: (very angry) I know my own destiny, Uncle.
Iroh: Is it your own destiny, or is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you?
Zuko: Stop it, Uncle! I have to do this!
Iroh: I'm begging you, Prince Zuko! Its time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself the big questions: Who are you? and What do you want?

The Earth King[edit]

Sokka: Looks like Long Feng is long gone! (laughs) Oh, I've been waiting to use that one!

Toph: I've seen enough of Ba Sing Se. And I can't even see!

Toph: (Next to the Earth King while riding Appa bear-back) First time flying?
Earth King: It's both exciting and terrifying.
Toph: Yeah, I hate it too.

The Guru[edit]

Azula: It's terrible when you can't trust the people who are closest to you.

Guru Pathik: Third is the fire chakra, located in the stomach. It is strengthened by willpower and blocked by shame.
Aang: My fire chakra would like to eat something other than onion and banana juice.
Guru Pathik: (laughs) Good one. Moving on.

Azula: We have been presented with an extraordinary opportunity, girls.
Ty Lee: Mai finally gets to wear make-up that's not totally depressing?

Guru Pathik: Hmm, That chakra opened less like a flowing creek, and more like a (pauses) burping bison!
Aang: (burping) Taste like onion and banana juice... but strangely something else... (smacks lips together) Pickles?
Guru Pathik: (shrugging) Muhum?

Guru Pathik: You have indeed felt a great loss. But love is a form of energy, and it swirls all around us. The Air Nomads' love for you has not left this world. It is still inside of your heart, and is reborn in the form of new love.

Aang: This is the last chakra, isn't it?
Guru Pathik: Yes. Once you open this chakra, you will be able to go in and out of the Avatar State at will. And when you are in the Avatar State, you will have complete control and awareness of all your actions.
Aang: Let's do this!
Guru Pathik: The thought chakra is located at the crown of the head. It deals with pure cosmic energy, and is blocked by earthly attachment. Meditate on what attaches you to this world.

(Aang imagines various images and memories of Katara)

Guru Pathik: Now, let all of those attachments go. Let them flow down the river, forgotten.
Aang: (snapping out of his meditation) What? Why would I let go of Katara? I...I-I love her!
Guru Pathik: Learn to let her go, or you cannot let the pure cosmic energy flow in from the universe.
Aang: Why would I choose cosmic energy over Katara? How could it be a bad thing that I feel an attachment to her? Three chakras ago, that was a good thing!
Guru Pathik: You must learn to let go.

Aang: I'm sorry, but I can't let go of Katara.
Guru Pathik: Aang, to master the Avatar State, you must open all the chakras. Surrender yourself.
Aang: Okay, I'll try.
Guru Pathik: Now think of your attachments. And let them go. Let the pure cosmic energy flow.

(He meditates again, beginning to let Katara go. We then see him suspended above the planet, facing a giant, glowing version of himself in the Avatar State. He begins to walk towards it and his tattoos start to glow. Suddenly, however, he hears Katara scream and sees a vision of her in chains and begins to run towards her. His tattoos fade along with the solid light beneath his feet, and so he falls back to the earth)

Aang: Katara's in danger! I have to go!

(Aang gets up and begins to run off)

Guru Pathik: No Aang! By choosing attachment you have locked the chakra! If you leave now, you won't be able to enter the Avatar State at all!

(After a moment's hesitation, Aang runs off)

The Crossroads of Destiny[edit]

Ty Lee: Nice speech, Azula! It was pretty and poetic, but also scary in a good way!

Iroh: Believe me when I say there is good inside him [Zuko]!
Sokka: Good inside him isn't enough! Why don't you come back when it's outside him as well!

Sokka: We should split up. Aang, you go with Iroh to look for Katara and the angry jerk, [to Iroh] no offense.
Iroh: None taken.

Sokka: Thank goodness we're in time!
Earth King: In time for what?
Ty Lee (excitedly): Yeah. What are you in time for- (she cartwheels toward Sokka, and giggles) ...cutie?
Sokka (nervously): Um, I'm kinda involved with Suki.
Ty Lee: Who?

Sokka: My sister! Where are they keeping Katara?

Long Feng: Now comes the part where I double cross you. Dai Lee, arrest the Fire Nation princess! (The Dai Lee don't movie) I said arrest her! What is wrong with you!
Azula: It's because they haven't made up their minds. They're waiting to see how this is going to end.
Long Feng: What are you talking about?
Azula: I can see your whole history in your eyes. You were born with nothing, so you've had to struggle, and connive, and claw your way to power. But true power, the divine right to rule, is something you're born with. The fact is, they don't know which one of us is going to be sitting on that throne, and which one is going to be bowing down. But I know, and you know. (She sits on the throne) Well?
Long Feng: (defeated, he bows before her) You've beaten me at my own game.
Azula: Don't flatter yourself. You were never even a player.

Aang: Well, I met with this Guru who was supposed to help me master the Avatar State and control this great power, but to do it I had to let go of someone I love and I just couldn't.
Iroh: Perfection and power are overrated. I think you were very wise to choose happiness and love.
Aang: What happens if I can't save everyone and beat Azula? Without the Avatar State, what if I'm not powerful enough?
Iroh: I don't know the answer. Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel, you can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving you will come to a better place.

[In the middle of a duel after Zuko betrays Katara]

Katara: I thought you had changed!
Zuko: I have changed.

Zuko: Uncle, I don't understand. What are you doing with the Avatar?
Aang: [faces him] Saving you, that's what.
Zuko: [makes angry noise and attempts to lunge at him. Iroh holds him back]
Iroh: It's time we talked. [to Aang, smiling] Go help your other friends. We'll catch up with you.
Aang: [bows to Iroh and rushes out with Katara]
Katara: [stares sadly over her shoulder at Zuko as she leaves]
Zuko: [not looking Iroh directly in the eye] Why, Uncle?
Iroh: [seriously] You're not the man you used to be, Zuko. You are stronger, and wiser, and freer than you have ever been. And now you've come to the crossroads of your destiny. It's time for you to choose. It's time for you to choose good.
Zuko: [eyes widen and makes a loud sound of surprise as the green crystals shoot up and imprison Iroh]
Azula: [comes over with two Dai Li Agents behind her] I expected this kind of treachery from Uncle. But Zuko, Prince Zuko. You're a lot of things, but you aren't a traitor, are you?
Zuko: [angrily, eyes narrowed] Release him immediately!
Azula:[slyly] It's not too late for you, Zuko. You could still redeem yourself.

Book Three: Fire[edit]

What could I possibly gain by letting you get all the glory for defeating the Avatar? Unless somehow, the Avatar was actually alive. All that glory would suddenly turn to shame and foolishness. But you said yourself that was impossible. Sleep well, Zuzu.

The Awakening[edit]

Katara: (Smiles) I like your hair.
Aang (Alarmed): I have hair?! (touching his newly grown hair) How long was I out?!
Katara: A few weeks.

Toph: (To Sokka) How we doing?
Sokka: Things couldn't get much worse.
[The serpent from the Serpent's Pass shoots up from the water behind Sokka.]
Sokka: The universe just loves proving me wrong, doesn't it?
Toph: You make it too easy!
[The serpent is about to attack but changes target to the Fire Nation ship when it is hit by a Fire Ball. The serpent goes and wraps itself around the other Fire Nation ship.]
Sokka: Thank you, The Universe!

Sokka: And the best part is... the eclipse isn't even our biggest advantage. We have a secret (looks around and whispers to Aang): You!
Aang: Me?!
Sokka: Yep, the whole world thinks you're dead. Isn't that great?! (Aang stares at him, horrified)

Katara: I think I understand why being a secret bothers you so much... you don't want people to think you failed.
Aang: You're right, I don't. But the problem is, I did fail!
Katara: Aang, that's not true!
Aang: It is true! I was in Ba Sing Se, I was there! But I lost, and now the Earth Kingdom has fallen for good.
Katara: It's not for good! Remember, there's still a plan: the invasion!
Aang: (angrily) And I hate the invasion plan too! I don't want you or anyone else risking your lives to fix my mistakes! (calmer) I've always known that I would have to face the Firelord, but now I know I need to do it alone.
Katara: Aang...
Aang: (firmly) Katara, please...just go. Please.
Katara: (turning to leave) Is there anything you need?
Aang: I need to redeem myself. I need my honor back.

(Bato and Hakoda are talking, Katara runs up with tears in her eyes)

Bato: I'll leave you two alone.

(Bato walks away)

Hakoda: What's wrong, Katara?
Katara: He left!
Hakoda: What?
Katara: Aang! He just took his glider and disappeared. He has this ridiculous notion that he has to save the world alone, that it's all his responsibility!
Hakoda: Maybe that's his way of being brave.
Katara: It's not brave, it's selfish and stupid! We could be helping him, and I know the world needs him but doesn't he know how much that we need him too? How could he just leave us behind?!
Hakoda: You're talking about me too, aren't you?
Katara: (sobbing) How could you leave us, Dad? I mean, I know we had Gran Gran and she loved us but...but we were just so lost without you...
Hakoda: I'm so sorry, Katara.
Katara: (embracing her father) I understand why you left, I really do, and I know that you had to go. So...why do I still feel this way? I'm so sad and angry... and hurt.
Hakoda: I love you more than anything. You and your brother are my entire world. I thought about you every day I was gone, and every night, when I went to sleep, I would lie awake missing you so much it would ache.

Ozai: I am proud of you, Prince Zuko. I am proud because you and your sister conquered Ba Sing Se. I am proud because when your loyalty was tested, by your treacherous uncle, you did the right thing and captured the traitor. And I am proudest of all of your most legendary accomplishment: you slayed the Avatar.
Zuko: What did you hear?
Ozai: Azula told me everything. She said she was amazed and impressed with your power and ferocity...at the moment of truth.

Zuko: Why did you do it?
Azula: You're going to have to be a little more specific.
Zuko: Why did you tell Father that I was the one who killed the Avatar?
Azula: Can't this wait until morning?
Zuko: (firmly) It can't.
Azula: Fine. You seemed so worried about how father would treat you because you hadn't captured the Avatar. I figured, if I gave you the credit, you'd have nothing to worry about.
Zuko: But why?
Azula: Call it a generous gesture. I wanted to thank you for your help, and I was happy to share the glory.
Zuko: You're lying.
Azula: If you say so.
Zuko: You have another motive for doing this. I just haven't figure out what it is.
Azula: (stretching up her arms) Please, Zuko. What ulterior motive could I have? What could I possibly gain by letting you get all the glory for defeating the Avatar? Unless somehow, the Avatar was actually alive. All that glory would suddenly turn to shame and foolishness. But you said yourself that was impossible. Sleep well, Zuzu.

(Aang clutches to a piece of driftwood after losing his glider and being stuck in the ocean)

Aang: I'm not gonna make it... I failed.

(Roku appears in a flash of lightning)

Aang: Roku?
Roku: You haven't failed, Aang.
Aang: But everyone thinks I'm dead again... they think I've abandoned them. And I'm losing this war...I'm letting the whole world down.
Roku: If anyone is to blame for the state of the world, it is me. I should have seen this war coming, and prevented it. You inherited my problems...and my mistakes. But I believe you are destined to redeem me, and save the world.
Aang: I don't know...

(A beam of light shines over Aang and Yue appears in front of the moon)

Yue: You already saved the world. And you'll save the world again. But you can't give up.
Aang: You're right, I won't give up.

(Aang creates a giant wave and uses the driftwood to begin surfing towards the Fire Nation, Yue increases the size of the wave and then recedes back into the moon) (In the next scene, Aang wakes up on a volcanic island with Momo on his chest. The rest of Team Avatar are running towards him with Katara in front)

Katara: You're okay!

(Katara runs up and hugs Aang first, and is then followed by the rest of the group)

Aang: I have so much to do.
Katara: I know, but you'll have our help.
Toph: (jokingly) You didn't think you could get out of training just by coming to the Fire Nation did you?
Aang: What about the invasion?
Sokka: We'll join up with my dad and the invasion force on the day of the eclipse.
Toph: Hey! What's... (Toph grabs the broken shard of Aang's glider that washed up on shore) Oh, it's your glider.
Aang: That's okay. If someone saw it, it would give away my identity. It's better for now that no one knows I'm alive.

(Aang uses his airbending to leap up to a higher ledge on the island. He holds his glider and looks down at the lava covered rock, and then plunges his glider into the ground, where it begins to burn as he jumps away.)

The Headband[edit]

Sokka: Great job with the cloud camo, but next time, let's disguise ourselves as the kinda cloud that knows how to keep its mouth shut!
Toph: (sarcastically) Yeah, we wouldn't want a bird to hear us chatting up there and turn us in.
Sokka: (Hushed tone) Hey, we're in enemy territory. Those are enemy birds!
(One bird jumps on Sokka's head and caws, all laugh)

Aang: I don't know about this. These clothes belong to somebody.
Katara: I call the silk robe!
Aang: But if it's essential to our survival, then I call the suit!

Headmaster: Thank you for coming, Mr. and Mrs...
Sokka: Fire. Wang Fire. This is my wife Sapphire.
Katara: Sapphire Fire, nice to meet you.
Headmaster: Mr. and Mrs.... Fire, your son has been enrolled here for two days, and he's already causing problems. He's argued with his history teacher, disrupted music class, and roughed up my star pupil.
Katara: (in shock) My goodness, that doesn't sound like our Kuzon.
Headmaster: That's what would any mother could say, Ma'am, nonetheless you're forewarned. If he acts up one more, I'll have him sent to reform school [standing up for emphasis]! By which I mean the coal mines. Are we clear?
Sokka: Don't you worry, Mr. Headmaster! I'll straighten the boy up with something fierce! (in a fierce tone) YOUNG MAN, AS SOON AS WE GET HOME, YOU'RE GONNA GET THE PUNISHMENT OF A LIFETIME!
Headmaster: That's what I like to hear.
[Aang, Katara, and Sokka leave; with Sokka walking in a manly-like manner]

Mai: Orange is such an awful color.
Zuko: You're so beautiful when you hate the world.
Mai: I don't hate you.
Zuko: I don't hate you, too.

Azula: I hear you've been to see Uncle Fatso in the prison tower.
Zuko: That guard told you, didn't he?
Azula: No, you did. Just now.

Aang: I already have a picture of Fire Lord Ozai. And here's one that I made out of noodles!
Sokka: Impressive, I'll admit.

Katara: We're safe now Sokka, you can take off the mustache.
Sokka: Oh, no I can't. It's permanently glued to my skin.

Sokka (wearing his fake mustache): That's it! No more school for you, young man! (strokes his mustache)
Aang: I'm not ready to leave yet. I'm having fun for once, just being a normal kid. You don't know what it's like, Sokka. You get to be normal all the time.
Toph: Ha ha. (Sokka narrows his eyes at Toph)
Aang: Listen, guys, those kids are the future of the Fire Nation. If we want to change this place for the better, we need to show them a little of freedom.
Sokka: What could you possibly do for a country of depraved little fire monsters?
Aang: I'm gonna throw them... a secret dance party! (Aang does a silly little dance, and everybody stares at him)
Sokka (adult voice): Go to your room!

Aang holds his hand out to Katara, inviting her to dance.

Katara: (looks away nervously) Oh, I don't know, Aang, these shoes aren't really right for dancing, and I'm not sure I know how to--
Aang: Take my hand.
Katara: (grinning) Okay.

[Aang and Katara are dancing together.]
Katara: Aang, everyone's watching.
Aang: Don't worry about them. (grins) It's just you and me right now.

Sokka: Well, I am a fan of secret rivers...Alright. We can stay one more day.
Aang: Yeah! Flameo, hotman.
Sokka: Flameo?

Aang: Or, as they say in the Fire Nation, "stay flamin'!"

Mrs. Kwan: Do you have a name, or shall we just call you Manner-less Colony Slob?
Aang: (laughing) Just Slob is fine.

Aang: Ladies and gentlemen, THE FLAMEO'S!

The Painted Lady[edit]

Xu: (grabs two gross-looking fish) Would you like the one-headed fish or the two-headed fish?
Sokka: ...Two headed! (they look at him) What? You get more for your money that way!

Doc: You know, you're (Katara) not so bad for a Waterbender.
Sokka: Yeah, you wouldn't mind keeping that a secret, would you?
Doc: No problem. Keeping my mouth shut is a specialty. But my brother, Shu on the other hand, oh, he's a blabbermouth! (Sokka slaps himself in the head)
Katara: So, Doc, you ready to clean this river?
Doc: No, ma'am. I'm gonna get my other brother, Bushi. He loves cleaning rivers! (takes off his first hat and reveals another hat beneath) All right, I'm Bushi! Let's get to some river cleaning!

Aang (to the Painted Lady): I'm the Avatar! (he jumps down in front of her)
Katara: (mysterious voice): Well, hello, Avatar. I wish I could talk, but I am very busy.
Aang: Yeah, me too; I hate that. (he looks at the Painted Lady, Katara tries to hide her face with her hat) You know, you're real pretty for a spirit. I don't get to meet many spirits. But the ones I do meet? Not very attractive. (Katara chuckles nervously)
Katara: Thank you, but-
Aang: You seem familiar. (he looks at the Painted Lady again, but Katara still hides her face with her hat)
Katara: A lot of people say that.
Aang: No. You really seem familiar.
Katara: Look, I really should get going. (Aang Airbends her hat off, Katara grabs it, and turns away)
Aang: Katara?
Katara (turning to face Aang; regretfully): Hi, Aang.
Aang (points at Katara): You're the Painted Lady?! But how?
Katara: I wasn't at first. But since that's who everybody thought I was, I guess I kinda became her. (she drops her hat)

Sokka: I got it! We'll take potty breaks, and eating breaks at the same time!
Gaang: Ugh!
Sokka: Hey, it might be gross, but it's efficient.

Sokka's Master[edit]

Sokka: (referring to the bright stars overhead) It kinda makes you realize how insignificant we all are.
Toph: Meh, if you've seen nothing once, you've seen it a thousand times.
(a bright meteor suddenly heads earthward)
Sokka: Oh, man! You've NEVER not seen anything like this!

Aang: What should we do today?
Toph: I'm tapped out. I already picked my toes. Twice.
Aang: Twice?
Toph: The first time's for cleaning, but the second time's just for the sweet picking sensation.

Toph: It's so hot today.
Aang: How hot is it?
Toph: I dunno, really hot?
Katara: It's so hot, it's so hot, th-that Momo's shedding like Appa! Huh huh? (waits for a reply or laugh)
Aang: I guess the jokes don´t run in the family.
Katara: Oh, everybody's a critic!

Toph: You noodlebrains don't have a clue what you're doing. I miss Sokka.
Katara: Ooh! I got one! If you miss him so much, why don't you marry him?! (Katara grins, Toph turns over)
Aang: (is silent, then blows away a nearby bug with Airbending)

Toph: Sokka's coming! (sits up excitedly then tries to look casual about it)
Sokka: Hey guys. How ya doin? (they all hug him)
Aang: Sokka!
Toph: You're back!
Katara: We missed you so much.
Aang: Say something funny!
Sokka: Funny how? (Aang and Katara start laughing) What's their deal?
Toph: (turns away trying to seem casual) I don't know. They missed you or something... (blushes) I didn't care.
Sokka: Thanks. That warms my heart.

Piandao: Don't think of your sword as a weapon. Think of it as another part of your body.
Sokka: Like a second head?
Piandao: More like an extra-long, really sharp arm.

Sokka: I'm not from the Fire Nation. I'm from the southern Water tribe. I lied so I can learn swordsmanship from you. I'm sorry.
Piandao: I'm sorry too.

[Piandao proceeds to attack Sokka.]

Piandao: (after their duel) Excellent work, Sokka. I think I'm a little old to be fighting the Avatar.
Aang: (shocked) How did you know?
Piandao: Oh, I've been around a while. You pick things up. Of course I knew from the beginning that Sokka was Water Tribe... You might want to think of a better Fire Nation cover name. Try Lee. There's a million Lees.
Katara: But why would you agree to train someone from the Water Tribe?
Piandao: The way of the sword doesn't belong to any one nation. Knowledge of the arts belongs to us all.

The Beach[edit]

(At Li and Lo's house on Ember Island)

Zuko: It smells like old lady in here.
Mai: Gee, I wonder why.

Azula: [After winning a game of beach volleyball/"Kuai Ball"] Yes! We defeated you for all time! You will never rise from the ashes of your shame and humiliation! [pause] Well, that was fun.

Azula: That's a sharp outfit, Chan. Careful, you could puncture the hull of an empire-class Fire Nation battle ship, leaving thousands to drown at sea. [Points] Because... it's so sharp.
Chan: Ummm... Thaaanks.

Ty Lee: Thank goodness you're here, Azula. These boys won't leave me alone. I think they all just like me too much!
Azula: Oh come on, Ty Lee, you can't be that stupid.
Ty Lee: What do you mean?
Azula: You make it too easy for them, you're a tease. It's not like they actually care who you are.
(Ty Lee starts crying)
Azula: Okay, okay, I'm sorry. It's just that I'm a little (pauses and whispers) jealous.
Ty Lee: What? You're jealous of me? But you're the smartest, prettiest girl in the whole world!
Azula: Well, you're right about those things, but every time I try to talk to boys, they act like I'm going to do something horrible to them...
Ty Lee: But you probably would do something horrible to them. Okay, look. If you want a boy to like you, just look at him, and smile a lot, and laugh at everything he says, even if it's not funny.
Azula: Well, that sounds really shallow and stupid... Let's try it!
Ty Lee: Right. [puts on a boyish voice] Hey there, sweet sugar-cakes. How ya likin' this party?
[Azula does a loud and exaggerated laugh, getting everyone's attention]

[Chan and Azula had just shared a passionate kiss.]
Chan: You're pretty.
Azula: (sweetly) Together, you and I will be (evilly) the strongest couple in the entire world! (creates two blue fireballs in her hands) WE WILL DOMINATE THE EARTH! (Chan stares at her like she's crazy)
Chan: Uh, I gotta go. (he nervously walks away, leaving Azula alone)

Ty Lee: [to Zuko and Mai, who have been arguing] Calm down, you guys! This much negative energy is bad for your skin; you'll totally break out.
Zuko: Bad skin?! Normal teenagers worry about bad skin! I don't have that luxury! My father decided to teach me a permanent lesson - ON MY FACE!
Ty Lee: Sorry, Zuko, I--
Zuko: For so long now I thought if my dad accepted me, I'd be happy. I'm back home now, my dad talks to me, he even thinks I'm a hero! Everything should be perfect, right? I should be happy now, but I'm not. I'm angrier than ever and I don't know why!
Azula: There's a simple question you need to answer, then. Who are you angry at?
Zuko: No one! I'm just... angry.
Mai: Yeah, who are you angry at, Zuko?
Zuko: Everyone! I don't know!
Azula: Is it Dad?
Zuko: No, no.
Ty Lee: Your uncle?
Azula: Me?
Zuko: No! No, no, no!
Mai: Then who? Who are you angry at?
Azula: Answer the question, Zuko.
Ty Lee: Talk to us!
Mai: Come on, answer the question.
Azula: Come on, answer it.
Zuko: [makes their fire blaze] I'M ANGRY AT MYSELF!
Azula: [after a tense silence] Why?
Zuko: Because I'm confused! Because I'm not sure I know the difference between right and wrong anymore.
Azula: You're pathetic.
Mai: I know one thing I care about. [walks up and puts her arm around Zuko] I care about you. [kisses him]

[After Ty Lee, Mai and Zuko have been admitting their insecurities]
Azula: [mock-clapping] Well, those were wonderful performances, everyone.
Zuko: I guess you wouldn't understand, would you Azula? Because you're just so perfect.
Azula: Well yes, I guess you're right. I don't have sob stories like all of you. I could sit here and complain how mom liked Zuko more then me, but I don't really care. My own mother thought I was a monster... [is silent for a moment] She was right, of course, but it still hurt.

Ty Lee: What Lo and Li said came true. The beach did help us learn about ourselves. [stroking a smooth rock happily] I feel all smoothed. I'll always remember this.
Azula: You know what would make this trip really memorable? [smirks evilly]
[Cut to them outside Chan's door again]
Azula: We've got some bad news, Chan...
Zuko: Party's over!
[Zuko, Azula, Mai and Ty Lee proceed to wreck Chan's house, leaving him in tears; the episode ends with a picture of the four of them looking happy in front of a raging fire]

The Avatar and the Fire Lord[edit]

(Zuko is standing before a huge portrait of Fire Lord Sozin)
Azula: It's never too early for a sitting with the court painter, Zuko. (Sarcastically) Make sure he gets your good side.

(After explaining their paternal great-grandfather Sozin's history to Zuko)
Azula: In the end, he died a very old and successful man.
Zuko: But how did he die?
Azula: Didn't you pay any attention in school, Zuko? He died peacefully in his sleep; he was ancient.

(Zuko begins to read Sozin's last testament)
Sozin: (voice-over) As I feel my own life dimming, I can't help but think of a time when everything was so much brighter...

Aang: (in disbelief) You were friends with Fire Lord Sozin?
Roku: Back then he was just Prince Sozin...and he was my best friend.

Roku: (after watching his younger self fail to speak to Ta Min) Love is hard, when you're young.
Aang: You don't have to tell me.
Roku: Don't worry, it gets better.

(Sozin and Roku see the Fire Sages approach them)
Sozin: (worried) Did something happen to my father?
Fire Sage: No, Prince Sozin. We are not here for you. We are here to announce the identity of the next Avatar. (the crowd gasps in surprise) It is our honor to serve you, Avatar Roku.
(the Fire Sages bow, followed by everyone else in the room)

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(Aang stands up, squats, grunts in a straining manner, sighs with relief, and smiles, all while he is still connected with the Spirit World)
Katara: Do they have bathrooms in the spirit world?
Sokka: As a matter of fact, they do not.

Aang: That's amazing! I can't believe you were friends with Monk Gyatso just like I was!
Roku: Some friendships are so strong they can even transcend lifetimes.

[Roku approaches Sozin in the Fire Lord's palace after becoming a fully-realized Avatar.]
Roku: Sozin! Or should I say, Fire Lord!
Sozin: [serious tone] Customarily, my subjects bow before greeting me. [He walks down from his throne.] But you're the exception. [He smiles and hugs Roku.]

Roku: After all these years, he was still my best friend and a few months later he was my best man.
Aang: Roku, it's that girl who didn't even know you were alive!
Roku: Ta Min... I was persistent. When love is real, it finds a way... and being the Avatar doesn't hurt your chances with the ladies either.

Sozin: Without you, all my plans are suddenly possible. I have a vision for the future, Roku.

Sozin: With Roku gone and the Great Comet returning, the timing was perfect to change the world. I knew the next Avatar would be born an Air Nomad so I wiped out the Air Temples, but somehow the new Avatar eluded me. I wasted the remainder of my life searching in vain. I know he's hiding out there somewhere; the Fire Nation's greatest threat- the last Airbender.

Iroh: You have more than one great-grandfather, Prince Zuko. Sozin was your father's grandfather. Your mother's grandfather was Avatar Roku.
Zuko: (in shock) Why are you telling me this?!
Iroh: Because understanding the struggle between your two great-grandfathers can help you better understand the battle within yourself. Evil and good are always at war inside you, Zuko. It is your nature, your legacy, but there is a bright side. What happened generations ago can be resolved now by you. Because of your legacy, you alone can cleanse the sins of our family and the Fire Nation. Born in you, along with all the strife, is the power to restore balance to the world.

Katara: You mean after all Roku and Sozin went through together, even after Roku showed him mercy, Sozin betrayed him like that?
Toph: It's like these people are born bad.
Aang: No, that's wrong. I don't think that was the point of what Roku showed me at all.
Sokka: Then what was the point?
Aang: Roku was just as much Fire Nation as Sozin was, right? If anything, their story proves anyone is capable of great good and great evil. Everyone, even the Fire Lord and the Fire Nation, have to be treated like they're worth giving a chance. And I think it was about friendships too.
Toph: Do you really think friendships can last more than one lifetime?
Aang: [Aang takes Toph's hand] I don't see why not.[Katara takes Toph's other]
Sokka: Well, scientifically speaking there's no way to prove that-
Katara: Oh, Sokka, just hold hands!
[Sokka keeps his face turned and grabs Katara's hand.]

The Runaway[edit]

Katara: This isn't something we should make a habit of doing.
Toph: Why? Because it's fun? And you hate fun?
Katara: I don't hate fun. (puts Momo on her head) See? Fun!
(Momo slides off Katara's head)

Sokka: Toph, when I was in town I found something you're not going to like (unfurls a wanted poster)
Toph: Well it sounds like a sheet of paper. But I guess you're referring to what's on the sheet of paper.
Sokka: It's a wanted poster, of you! They've nicknamed you "The Runaway"
Toph: A wanted poster! That's so great! "The Runaway"! I love my new nickname! Is there a picture of me? Does it look good?
Sokka: (looks at the poster; Toph's face on it is only a child-like drawing) Well, yeah, actually, it does look pretty good.
(Later in the episode)
Katara: Where have you two been? Off scamming again?
Toph: Yes, we were.
Katara: Oh really? And you don't think this is dangerous at all?
Toph: No, I don't.
Katara: Well then, what's this? (brandishes the same wanted poster)
Toph: (seriously irritated) I don't know! I mean, seriously, what's with you people?! I'm blind!

Katara: We've already got some third eyed freak after us.
Sokka: Speaking of that third eyed freak, I think I've come up with a name for him. What do you guys think of (dramatic pause) Sparky Sparky Boom Man! (Everyone just stares) Just think about.
[after being attacked by Combustion Man]
Aang: Sokka! Watch out! It's Sparky Sparky Boom Man!
Sokka: You know, I'm starting to think that name doesn't quite fit!

Sokka: Hey, I've got it, the perfect name for that guy. "Combustion Man"!
Toph: Good job, Sokka. Now let's get out of here before Combustion Man catches us!
Sokka: See? It fits so well!

(Aang is blindfolded. Sokka comes up from behind, running.)
Sokka: (screams) SNEAK ATTACK!
[Aang hits Sokka with a rock.]
Aang: Sokka, sneak attacks don't work if you yell it out loud.

(Toph and Katara in cage)
Toph: Wait a minute, it's a trap!
Katara: (sarcastically) Really? No kidding! Is that why we're trapped in a wooden cage right now? Gee, I wonder how you figured out it was a trap!
Toph: Not for us, Katara. We're the bait. He wants Aang!
Katara: Ugh! I can't believe I was so stupid! See, this is exactly why I'm against these scams, I knew this would happen!
Toph: ...But it was your idea.
Katara: I know. I wanted to show you I'm not so motherly. That I can have fun too.
Toph: Katara, you are fun, if nothing else, you're at least fun to argue with.

The Puppetmaster[edit]

Aang: I'd steer clear of the sea prunes.
Toph: I thought they were ocean kumquats.
Aang: Close enough.

Sokka: People disappearing in the woods, weird stuff during full moons…this just reeks of spirit world shenanigans.
Aang: I bet if we take a little walk around town, we'll find out what these people did to the environment to make the spirits mad.
Sokka: And then you can sew up this little mystery, rickety-split, Avatar-style.
Aang: Helping people…that's what I do.

Hama: You shold have learned the technique before you turned against me! It's impossible for you to escape my grip! I control every muscle, every vein in your body.
Katara: Stop... Please...
(Katra drwas more strength from the full moon, able to resist Hama's control)
Katara: You're not the only one who draws power from the moon. My bending is more powerful than yours, Hama. Your technique is useless on me!
(draws water from the ground and forms a ring around herself before directing it at Hama)

Aang: (walking up) Old Man Ding?
Old Man Ding: (hits his thumb with the hammer) Eeh, yeow! Aw, dang blame it! What? Can't you see I'm busy. 'Got a full moon rising. And why does everyone call me that? I'm not that old. (tries to pick up a fallen) Aww...well, I'm young at heart. Not ready to get snapped up by some moon monster, yet, at least.
Sokka: (takes over the hammering) We wanted to ask you about that.
Aang: Did you get a good look at the spirit that took you?
Old Man Ding: Didn't see no spirit. Just felt something come over me, like I was possessed. Forced me to start walking toward the mountain. I tried to fight it, but I couldn't control my own limbs. (demonstrates a walk like he's possessed) It just about had me into a cave up there. And I looked up at the moon, for what I thought would be my last glimpse of light. But then, the sun started to rise. And I got control of myself again! I just high-tailed it away from that mountain as quick as I could!
Sokka: Why would a spirit want to take people to a mountain?
Toph: Oh, no!!! I did hear people screaming under the mountain. The missing villagers must still be there.

Nightmares and Daydreams[edit]

(Aang lies down to sleep)
Aang: Goodnight, Katara. Goodnight, Sokka. Goodnight, Toph. Goodnight,Appa. Goodnight, Momo. Goodnight Appa and Momo-

Sokka (wearing his Wang Fire costume ): Why don't you get right down to business, and tell me what's been bothering you?
Aang: You know what's been bothering me. I have face to the Fire Lord in a few days!
Sokka: Mm-hmm. Tell me more about this Fire Lord. Why are you so afraid of him?
Aang: You said it yourself. He's the baddest man on the planet! I'm supposed to defeat and save the world!
Sokka: Mmm. Life does feel that way sometimes, doesn't it? Like we're all trying to save the world from evil?
Aang: Okay, but what can I do to make myself feel better?
Sokka (holding out a koala sheep): Wanna try screaming into this pillow? (Aang takes it, screams, and the sheep baas)

Aang (at the Ozai practice dummy): You think you're untouchable, don't you, Mr. Fire Lord?!
Momo: Boy, you are really starting to lose it, kid.
Aang: Momo, did you hear something?
Momo: No, but I said something.
Aang: Uh... (he looks at Momo)
Momo: You, my friend, are just a few plums short of a fruit pie. (Aang's mouth hangs open, he shakes his head, and looks at Momo again; Momo chatters)

(Aang's hallucinating a fight between Momo and Appa, then Guru Pathik comes by flying on a cloud, with six arms, playing a sitar with lower arms, while holding bowls of onion and banana juice with middle arms, upper arms waving aimlessly, singing:)
Guru Pathik: Chakras, chakras, everybody loves chakras! Chakras, chakras! Chakra sandwich tastes good! Yum!

(Aang's is daydreaming about professing his love for Katara)
Aang: Invasion, all aboard for the invasion.
Katara: You don't look so good, are you sure that you can't lie down and take a little nap?
Aang: I told you, I can't go to sleep.
Katara: Aang, staying up all night can't be good for you.
Aang: Actually staying up all night has given me some time to think and I've realized some big things Katara.
Katara:What big things?
Aang: I'm seeing everything so clearly now, what really matters, why I'm really doing this, I'm doing it to save the world, but more than that. I'm doing it for the people I love. I'm doing it for you, Katara.
Katara: Aang, what are you saying?
Aang: I'm saying...I love you.
(Aang gives Katara a peck on the lips, then they start kissing passionately)
Katara: What are we doing?
Aang: What our hearts have been telling us to do for a long, long time. Baby, you're my forever girl.
(Aang goes back to reality)
Aang: Huh?
Katara: I was just saying you should take a nap.
Aang: Oh...I guess I kinda drifted off into a daydream.
Katara: What was your dream about?
Aang: Uh...living underwater?
Katara: Sounds neat!

(Aang is dreaming)
Aang: Your days of tyranny are over, Fire Lord.
Ozai: Really? You're going to take me out? You're not even wearing pants!
Aang: No, Fire Lord Ozai. You're not wearing any pants!
Ozai: (screams) No! My royal parts are showing!

The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion[edit]

Du: Hoo-wee! There ain't nothing like this back in the swamp! (points at a rock) Whatcha rekon that is, Tho? Some sort of Fire Nation trap exploding trap would eat ya?
Tho: It's just a rock, Du.
Du: Well, I'll be!
Hakoda: Is it just me, or are those fellows a little loose on the leaf hats?
Bato: I just wish they'd wear pants.
Huu: Pants are an illusion... and so is death.

Toph: No way! Is that- (the Hippo picks her up and hugs her)
Hippo: Hippo happy to see Blind Bandit.
Toph: You guys here for a rematch?
Boulder: Negatory. The Boulder and the Hippo no longer fight for others' entertainment. Now we fight for our kingdom!
Toph:(suddenly happy) Sweet!

Zuko: I'm sorry Mai.

The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse[edit]

Zuko: After I leave here today, I'm going to free Uncle Iroh from his prison, and I'm going to beg for his forgiveness. He's the one who's been a real father to me.
Ozai: [Laughs] That's just beautiful. Maybe he can pass down to you the ways of tea and failure.
Zuko: But I've come to an even more important decision. I'm gonna join the Avatar, and I'm going to help him defeat you.
Ozai: Really? Since you're a full blown traitor and you want me gone, why wait? I'm powerless. You've got your swords. Why don't you just do it now?
Zuko: Because I know my own destiny. Taking you down is the Avatar's destiny. Goodbye.
Ozai: Coward! You may think that you're brave enough to face me, but you'll only do it during the Eclipse. If you have any real courage, you'll stick around until the sun comes out. Don't you want to hear what happened to your mother?

Zuko: What happened that night?
Ozai: My father, Fire Lord Azulon, had commanded me to do the unthinkable to you, my own son, and I was going to do it. Your mother found out and swore she would protect you at any cost. She knew I wanted the throne, so she proposed a plan; a plan in which I would become Fire Lord and your life would be spared. Your mother did vicious treasonous things that night. She knew the consequences and accepted them. For her treason she was banished.
Zuko: So she's alive.
Ozai: Perhaps. Now I realize that banishment is far to merciful a penalty for treason. Your penalty will be far steeper.
(The eclipse ends, and Ozai strikes Zuko with lightning, only for Zuko to direct it back to him, knocking Ozai off his feet)

Aang: Where is he?! Where's the Fire Lord?!
Azula: Hmm. You mean I'm not good enough for you? You're hurting my feelings.
Sokka: Stop wasting our time and give us the information! You're powerless, so you're in no position to refuse.
Toph: And stick to the truth. I'll be able to tell if you're lying.
Azula: Are you sure? I'm a pretty good liar. I am a 400 foot tall purple platypus-bear with pink horns and silver wings.


Toph: Okay, you're good, I admit it. (bends the earth underneath Azula so that it encases her is a conical shape) But you really ought to consider telling the truth anyway.

Sokka: Wait! Toph, Aang, stop attacking! Don't you see what she's doing? She's just playing with us! She's not even trying to win this fight.
Azula: Not true. I'm giving it my all.
Toph: You're trying to keep us here and waste all our time!
Azula: Right. I think your friend just said that, genius. And since you can't see, I should tell you, I'm rolling my eyes.
Toph (angrily): I'll roll your whole head!
Sokka: She's just baiting you again.

Zuko: For so long, all I wanted was you to love me, to accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted, but really, I was just trying to please you. You, my father, who banished me just for talking out of turn. My father, who challenged me, a 13-year-old boy, to an Agni Kai. How can you possibly justify a duel with a child?
Ozai: (bitterly) It was to teach you respect.
Zuko: It was cruel! And it was wrong.
Ozai: Then you have learned nothing.
Zuko: No, I’ve learned everything! And I had to learn it on my own. Growing up, we were taught that the Fire Nation was the greatest civilization in history and somehow, the war was our way of sharing our greatness with the rest of the world. What an amazing lie that was! The people of the world are terrified by the Fire Nation! They don’t see our greatness - they hate us! And we deserve it. We’ve created an era of fear in the world. And if we don’t want the world to destroy itself, we need to replace it with an era of peace and kindness.
Ozai: (laughs mockingly) Your Uncle has gotten to you, hasn’t he?
Zuko: (closes his eyes for a second, then smiles) Yes. He has.

(Aang flies down on his glider)

Sokka: Please tell me you're here because the Firelord is a big wimp and you didn't need to take him down.
Aang: He wasn’t home. No one was. The entire palace city is abandoned.

Toph: This way. That way's a dead end.
Sokka: What would we do without you?
Toph: Perish and burn in magma.
Sokka: Yeah, pretty much!

(Tyro to firebending guards)

Tyro: Stop! Surrender peacefully and we won't harm you.
Guards: We will never surrender!

(Guard does some fancy firebending move but nothing happens due to the solar eclipse)

Guard: Ok. We surrender.

Azula: (To Aang, Sokka and Toph) Oh, looks like the firebending's back on.

The Western Air Temple[edit]

Zuko: Hello, Zuko here. But I guess you probably already know me, sort of. Uh so, the thing is I have a lot of Firebending experience and I'm considered to be pretty good at it. Well you've seen me... you know when I was attacking you? Uh yeah, I guess I should apologize for that, but anyway I'm good now. I mean, I thought I was good before but now I realize I was bad, but anyway... I think it's time I joined your group and taught the Avatar Firebending.
(Camera zooms out to show Zuko is talking to a big frog. The frog croaks)
Zuko: Well, what's your answer!?
(The frog jumps on Zuko's head, then leaps away)
Zuko: Yeah, that's what I'd say too.

(Zuko is alone)
Zuko: How am I supposed to convince these people that I'm on their side? What would uncle do? (imitating Iroh) Zuko, you have to look within yourself to save yourself from your other self. Only then will your true self reveal itself. Ugh, even when I'm talking for him I can't figure out what he means. What would Azula do? (imitating Azula) Listen Avatar, I can join your group, or I can do something unspeakably horrible to you and your friends. Your choice! (looks at frog) I guess I'm not that good at impersonations.

[Thinking she's an attacker, Zuko accidentally burns Toph's feet, making her flee.]
Zuko: Why am I so bad at being good?

[Sokka strikes the Combustion Man with his boomerang]
Sokka: Yeah, boomerang!
[Everyone witnesses the Combustion Man stand up almost immediately]
Sokka: [worried] Awww, boomerang!

Katara: (Gazing at Zuko with a dark look) You might have everyone else buying your... "transformation", but you and I both know you've struggled with doing the right thing in the past. So let me tell you something right now. You make one step backward, one slip up, give me one reason to think you might hurt Aang, and you won't have to worry about your destiny anymore. Because I'll make sure your destiny ends, Right then and there. Permanently. (Exits the room, leaving Zuko shocked)

The Duke: I miss Pipsqueak.
Sokka: I miss not having blisters on my feet!

(The group has reached the Western Air Temple.)
Toph: We're here!
[All anyone else can see is a wide canyon.]
Katara: Uh, Toph, I think your feet need their eyes checked.

Haru: Come on. I'll race you, Duke.
The Duke: I told you, it's THE Duke!

Zuko: (To himself, after revealing to Aang that he was the one who sent Combustion Man) Ugh, why do I have to be so stupid? How could I tell them that I sent an assassin after them? Couldn't I say that Azula did it? They would've believed that! Stupid! (Hits his head)

The Firebending Masters[edit]

Zuko: (trying to make strong fire blasts and only producing weak flames) Just breathe and... (Punches but only a weak flame come out)
Aang: That one kinda felt hot.
Zuko: (Angrily) Don't patronize me! You know what it's supposed to look like!
Aang: Sorry, Sifu Hotman.
Zuko: (still angry) And stop calling me that!

Zuko (while he and Aang are on their way to the Sun Warriors' ruins): We've been riding for hours. I don't know why, but I thought this thing would be a lot faster! (Appa growls)
Aang: Appa's right, Zuko. In our group, typically we start our missions with a more upbeat attitude.
Zuko (under his breath): Oh, I can't believe this.
Aang: Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it.

Aang: The past can be a great teacher. (trips over a wire, opens a spike trap, and manages to blow himself over it just in time and looks back fearfully) Zuko? I think the past is trying to kill me!

Aang: Zuko, get over here! I want you to dance with me!
Zuko: What?!

Aang (while he and Zuko are still trapped in the chamber with the green glue-like substance): You had to pick up the glowing egg, didn't you?
Zuko: At least I made something happen! If it were up to you, we'd never made across the courtyard!
Zuko: Who are you yelling to? Nobody's lived here for centuries!
Aang: Well, what do you think we should do?
Zuko: ...Think about our place in the Universe?

Aang: Please! I don't normally play this card, but I'm the Avatar.

Hob Gao: (in gleeful anticipation) Ohhhhhhh, here it comes. Any moment now. Dinner for the Masters.
Sun Warrior Chief: Quiet, Hob Gao.
Hob Gao: (annoyed) What? Everyone's thinking it.

Sun Warrior Chief: (with a serious face and voice) Now that you have learned the secrets and you know about our tribe's existence... We have no choice but to imprison you here... forever. (Aang and Zuko are completely shocked. The Chief suddenly smiles) Just kidding. (His face and voice go serious again) But seriously, don't tell anyone.

Sokka: (after Zuko and Aang demonstrated the Dancing Dragon moves) Yeah, that's a great dance you two learned there.
Zuko: It's not a dance, it's a Firebending form.
Sokka: We'll just tap dance our way to victory over the Fire Nation.
Zuko: It's a sacred form that happens to be thousands of years old!
Katara: Oh yeah? What's your little form called?
Zuko: ...The Dancing Dragon. (everybody, except Aang and Zuko, laughs)

(Referring to The Masters, whom they are about to meet)
Aang: What if they judge us, and attack us?
Zuko: Well, we're the Fire Prince and the Avatar. I think we can take these guys in a fight, whoever they are.
(After finding out "The Masters" are two enormous, ferocious dragons)
Aang: Still think we can take 'em?
Zuko: Shh! I never said that!
Sokka: Hey Jerks! Mind if I watch you two jerks do your jerkbending?
Sokka: Alright geesh, I was just teasing. Jerkbending, Still got it.

The Boiling Rock, Part 1[edit]

Chit Sang:I know you guys are hatching an escape plan, and I want in.

Sokka:No, what are you talking about, the only thing we're hatching is an...egg?

Zuko (after catching Sokka trying to sneak away on Appa): Not up to anything, huh? (Sokka screams and falls off Appa)
Sokka: Fine, you caught me. I'm gonna go rescue my dad. You happy now?
Zuko (darkly): I'm never happy.

Sokka: Pretty clouds.
Zuko: Yeah.. fluffy. [Sokka begins to whistle due to awkward silence]
Zuko: What?
Sokka: Wha-- Oh! I didn't say anything. [Brief silence]
Sokka: You know, a friend of mine designed these war balloons.
Zuko: No kidding.
Sokka: Yep! A balloon... but for war.
Zuko: There's one thing my dad's good at, it's war.
Sokka: Yeah, it seems to run in the family.
Zuko: Hey. Hold on, not everyone in my family is like that.
Sokka: I know. I know, you've changed.
Zuko: I meant my Uncle... He was more than a father to me... And I really let him down.
Sokka: I think your uncle would be proud of you. Leaving your home to come help us. That's hard.
Zuko: It wasn't that hard.
Sokka: Really? You didn't leave anyone behind you care about?
Zuko: Well, I did have a girlfriend. Mai.
Sokka: That gloomy girl who sighs a lot?
Zuko: Yeah. [smiles] Everyone in the Fire Nation thinks I'm a traitor. I couldn't drag her into it.
Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the moon. [frowns]
Zuko: That's rough, buddy.

Sokka: Oh, good. You guys have met.
Suki: Actually, we met a long time ago.
Zuko: We did?
Suki: Yeah. You kind of burned down my village. (pause)
Zuko: Oh, I'm sorry about that. Nice to see you again.

Warden: Get the fugitives and throw them in the cooler.
Guard: Uh, they are in a cooler, sir.

Zuko: (trying to comfort Sokka) Oh, what would Uncle say? Sometimes, clouds have two sides- a dark and light, and a silver lining in between. It's like a silver sandwich! So, when life seems hard...take a bite out of the silver sandwich.
Sokka: Maybe we haven't failed after all!
Zuko: That's the spirit! I can't believe that worked. I didn't even know what I was saying.
Sokka: No, what you said made no sense at all. But look! It's Suki!

Zuko:(attemping to inspire Sokka to not quit and stay at the prison and rescue his dad) No, its not Sokka. Look you're going to fail a lot before things work out...
Sokka: This is supposed to make me feel better?!?!
Zuko: Even though you'll probably fail over and over again...
Sokka: Seriously you're not helping!
Zuko: You have to try every time. You can't quit because you're afraid you might fail.

The Boiling Rock Part 2[edit]

Sokka: Zuko! Good, we're all here. Now all we need to do is grab the warden, and get to the gondolas!
Zuko: And how do we do that?
Sokka: I'm not sure.
Zuko: [Groans.] I thought you thought this through!
Sokka: I thought you told me it's okay not to think everything through!
Zuko: Maybe not everything, but this is kind of important! [Rubs his forehead.]
Chit Sang: Hey, uh, fellas. I think your girlfriend's taking care of it.
Sokka: (peeks out and looks amazed as he sees Suki hop up on the heads of the rioters, then jump and flip onto the tower. She easily defeats the first guard with a few quick jabs. Two more guards arrive. She ducks a fire blast and sweeps the first one and then dodges the second one's fire blast and continues to climb the tower. She makes it up to the top and defeats the final guard with a sliding kick. She then grabs the warden by the fist.)
Warden: You wouldn't dare.
Suki: [Ties his hands together and uses his headband as a gag.] Sorry, warden. You're my prisoner now. [Slams the warden against the wall; the rest of the escapees arrive.] We've got the warden! Now let's get out of here!

[Everyone else is out of breath.]

Hakoda: That's some girl.
Sokka: (Proudly.) Tell me about it.

Sokka: (speaking to his father in prison about escaping) And do you know Prince Zuko?
Hakoda: The son of the Fire Lord? I don't know him but I know of him.
Sokka: Well he's here too.
Hakoda: (downcast) Sounds like a major problem.
Sokka: Actually he's on our side now.
(Hakoda looks at him skeptically)
Sokka: I know, I had the same reaction. After all he's done it was really hard trusting him. But he's really proven himself, and I never would have found you without his help.

(The Warden is interrogating a guard that Chit Sang implemented in an escape attempt)
Guard: I'm telling you - it wasn't me!
Warden: Save your breath! I know you've been working together. You threw Chit Sang in the very cooler they used to escape. It was all part of your plan.
Guard: That was just a coincidence!
Guard at door: Sir, there's someone to see you.
Warden: (furiously) Who told you to interrupt me?! (sees Azula and falls to his knees)
Azula: I did.
Warden: (uneasily) Princess Azula... it is an honor to welcome you to the Fire Nation's most exemplary prison. I didn't realize you were coming.
Azula: Who is this? (she approaches and looks at the guard being interrogated)
Warden: He's a guard who was involved in a recent and feeble escape attempt.
Guard: It wasn't me!
Warden: Quiet, you!
Azula: (dryly) You're wasting your time. (turns to leave) That's not one of them.
Warden: How do you know?
Azula: (smirking) Because I'm a people person.

Sokka: Hey, I just got orders. Let all the prisoners out into the yard.
Prison guard: But... we're in the middle of a lockdown.
Sokka: Oh, okay. I'll just tell the warden you said that. I'm sure he will be glad to know about you undermining his authority. What's your name again?
Prison guard: (flailing his arms) Wait. Don't tell the Warden, I… I'm just a little confused.
Sokka: Hey, I'm confused too. But the Warden's in a bad mood and irrational. So if you ask me, it's best not to question it and just do what he says.
Prison guard: Yeah, you're right

(Hakoda sees Azula and Ty Lee)
Hakoda: Wait! Who's that?
Zuko: That's a problem; it's my sister and her friend.

(After Hakoda shoves a prisoner to start a riot)
Prisoner with Scar on his Face: Hey, what did you do that for? That hurt my feelings.
Hakoda: Aren't you mad at me?
Prisoner with Scar on his Face: Well, normally I would be, but I've been learning to control my anger.

(The Boiling Rock prisoners start a riot)
Prisoner with Scar on his Face: Forget about controlling my anger! LET'S RIOT!

Warden (when Suki has her fist close to his face): You wouldn't dare. (Suki spins him around, binds and gags him)
Suki: Sorry, Warden. You're my prisoner now. I've got the warden. Now, let's get out of here. (Hakoda, Sokka, Zuko, and Chit Zang arrive, breathless)
Chief Hakoda: That's some girl.
Sokka: Tell me about it.

Prison guard (when Mai uses her knives to pin his arms to the wall): What are you doing?!
Mai: Saving the jerk who dumped me.

Azula: I never expected this from you. The thing I don't understand is why? Why would you do it? You know the consequences.
Mai: I guess you just don't know people as well as you think you do. You miscalculated. I love Zuko more than I fear you.
Azula: (yelling) No, YOU miscalculated! You should have feared me more! (She and Mai prepare to fight, but Ty Lee suddenly attacks Azula. She gasps and falls down, paralyzed.)
Ty Lee: (runs to Mai) Come on, let's get out of here!
(They attempt to leave, but the guards surround and arrest them. Two guards pick Azula up)
Azula: (growling) You're both fools!
Guard: What shall we do with them, Princess?
Azula: Put them somewhere I'll never have to see their faces again. And let them rot!

The Southern Raiders[edit]

Katara (after Zuko has knocked her out of the way of falling rocks): What are you doing?
Zuko: Keeping rocks from crushing you.
Katara: Okay, I'm not crushed, you can get off me now.
Zuko: I'll take that as a 'thank you'.

Zuko (as Azula is attacking the temple): What are you doing here?
Azula: You mean it's not obvious yet? I am about to celebrate becoming an only child!!

Zuko (to Katara): I know who killed your mother. I’m going to help you find him.

Zuko (sees Azula falling): She's... not gonna make it. (Azula saves herself with her firebending and hair pin) Of course she did.

Zuko: This isn't fair. Everyone else seems to trust me now. What is it with you?
Katara: Oh everyone trusts you now? I was the first person to trust you, remember? Back in Ba Sing Se. And you turned around and betrayed me. Betrayed all of us!
Zuko: What can I do to make it up to you?
Katara: You really wanna know? Hm, maybe you could reconquer Ba Sing Se in the name of the Earth King? Or, I know, you could bring my mother back!

Aang: Wow, camping. It really seems like old times again, doesn't it?
Zuko: If you really want it to feel like old times again, I could... chase you around for a while and try to capture you. (everybody, except Katara, laughs)
Katara: (Angrily) Ha ha.

(Zuko is walking to Sokka's tent when he accidentally runs into Suki)

Suki: (embarrassed) Oops! Wrong tent!
Zuko: Sorry, did you need to talk to Sokka too?
Suki: (blushing guiltily) Nope! Not me! (she quickly walks away)

(Zuko walks into Sokka's tent to find it lit up with candles and Sokka lying down with a flower in his mouth)

Sokka: Well hellloo-- (Sokka suddenly realizes that it is Zuko and not Suki and his eyes go wide and he crushes the flower in his mouth) Zuko! Yes! Why would I be expecting anyone different?! (he swallows the flower) So what's on your mind?
Zuko: Your sister, she hates me! And I don't know why! But I do care what she thinks of me.
Sokka: Nah, she doesn't hate you. Katara doesn't hate anyone...Except maybe some people in the Fire Nation. (his eyes go wide) No! I mean uh...not people who are good but used to be bad, I mean bad people! Fire Nation people who are still bad...who've never been good...and probably won't be...ever!
Zuko: (interrupting Sokka) Stop! Okay, listen. I know this may seem out of nowhere, but I want you to tell me what happened to your mother.
Sokka: What? Why would you want to know that?
Zuko: Katara mentioned it before when we were in prison together in Ba Sing Se, and again just now when she was yelling at me. I think, somehow...she's connected her anger about that to her anger at me.
Sokka: It's not a day I like to remember.

(flashback to a much younger Sokka and Katara having a snowball fight at the South Pole. Sokka is about to throw and giant snowball at Katara [and probably win said fight] when they both notice the soot-stained snow falling.)

Young Katara: I'm going to find mom! (She runs off)
Sokka: (voiceover) Many of the warriors had seen the black snow before, and they knew what it meant: a Fire Nation Raid.

(the Fire Nation soldiers and Water Tribe warriors in the flashback let out a battle cry and begin fighting)

Sokka: We were badly outnumbered, but somehow, we managed to drive them off. As quickly as they came, they just left. (flashback ends) I was so relieved when it was over, but that's because I didn't know yet what had happened...I didn't know we'd lost our mother.
Zuko: Wait, can you remember any details about the soldiers who raided your village? Like, what the lead ship looked like?
Sokka: Yeah, sea ravens. The main ship had flags with sea ravens on them.
Zuko: The symbol of the Southern Raiders. Thanks Sokka.
Sokka: (happier) No problem! Thanks for stopping by! (he pushes Zuko out of his tent) I thought he'd never leave.

(Sokka wipes his hands on his shirt and sticks his head out of the tent, thinking that Zuko had already left when he is actually right next to the tent)

Sokka: Suki!
(noticing Zuko, he begins to whistle hoping to play it off cool. Zuko shrugs and walks away)

(Zuko and Katara walk over to where Aang is feeding Appa)

Katara: I need to borrow Appa.
Aang: (jokingly) Why? Is it your turn to take a little field trip with Zuko?
Katara: (seriously) Yes, it is.
Aang: Oh...what's going on?
Katara: We're going to find the man who took my mother from me.

(hearing this, Sokka walks over)

Zuko: Sokka told me the story of what happened. I know who did it, and I know how to find him.
Aang: Umm and what exactly do you think this will accomplish?
Katara: (shakes her head and lets out a laughing breath) I knew you wouldn't understand.
Aang: Wait, stop! I do understand! You're feeling unbelievable pain and rage! How do you think I felt about the sandbenders when they stole Appa? How do you think I felt about the Fire Nation after I found out what happened to my people?!
Zuko: She needs this, Aang. This is about getting closure and justice.
Aang: I don't think so. I think it's about getting revenge.
Katara: Fine! Maybe it is! Maybe that's what I need! Maybe that's what he deserves.
Aang: Katara, you sound like Jet.
Katara: It's not the same. Jet attacked the innocent. This man...he's a monster.
Sokka: Katara, she was my mother too, but I think Aang might be right.
Katara: Then you didn't love her the way I did!
Sokka: (with hurt showing on his face and in his voice) Katara!
Aang: The monks used to say that revenge is like a two headed rat viper; while you watch your enemy go down, you're being poisoned yourself.
Zuko: That's cute. But this isn't Air Temple preschool! It's the real world.
Katara: Now that I know he's out there, now that I know that we could find him, I feel like I have no choice.
Aang: Katara, you do have a choice. Forgiveness.
Zuko: That's the same as doing nothing!
Aang: No it's not. It's easy to do nothing, but it's hard to forgive.
Katara: It's not just hard. It's impossible.

(Katara and Zuko walk away)

(Aang and Sokka catch Katara and Zuko about to take off on Appa)

Aang: So you were just gonna take Appa anyway?!
Katara: Yes.
Aang: It's okay, because I forgive you...that give you any ideas?!
Katara: Don't try to stop us.
Aang: I wasn't planning to. This is a journey you need to take. You need to face this man.

(Katara nods and gets on Appa)

Aang: But when you do, please don't choose revenge. Let your anger out, and then let it go. Forgive him.
Zuko: (sardonically) Okay, we'll be sure to do that guru goody-goody!
Katara: Thanks for understanding, Aang. (to Appa) Yip yip!

(Aang and Sokka watch them fly away)

Sokka: You know, you're pretty wise for a kid.
Aang: Thanks Sokka.
Sokka: Usually it's annoying, but right now I'm just impressed.
Aang: I appreciate that.
Sokka: Sooo can I borrow Momo for a week?
Aang: Why do you need Momo?
Sokka: (shrugs his shoulders) Mm-m-mm.

(Zuko is on Appa's back and looks over to see a tired Katara at the reins)

Zuko: You should get some rest. We'll be there in a few hours. You'll need all your strength.
Katara: Oh don't you worry about my strength. I have plenty. I'm not the helpless little girl I was when they came.

(flashback to the village at the time of the Fire Nation raid)

Young Katara: I'm going to find mom!

(Young Katara runs through the village and into her mom's tent)

Young Katara: Mom!

(Young Katara then sees a Fire Nation Soldier in the tent with her mother)

Kya: (to the soldier) Just let her go, and I'll give you the information you want!
Soldier: You heard your mother! Get out of here!
Young Katara: Mommy, I'm scared!
Kya: Go find your dad sweetie. I'll handle this. (she gives Katara a reassuring smile)

(Katara looks into the soldier's eyes with tears in her own before turning to run out the tent and find her dad)

Katara: (voiceover) I ran as fast as I could.
Young Katara: (upon finding her father) Dad! Dad! Please, I think mom's in trouble! There's a man in our house!
Hakoda: Kya!
Katara: But, we were too late. When we got there, the man was gone...and so was she.
Zuko: Your mother was a brave woman.

(Katara clutches her mother's necklace)

Katara: (brokenly) I know.

Yon Rha: Now tell me! Who is it!? Who's the waterbender?
Kya: There are no waterbenders here. The Fire Nation took them all away a long time ago.
Yon Rha: You're lying! My source says there's one waterbender left in the Southern Water Tribe! We're not leaving until we find the waterbender!!
Kya: If I tell you, do you promise to leave the rest of the village alone?
(Yon Rha nods in agreement)
Kya: (hesitates) It's me. Take me as your prisoner.
Yon Rha: [ cruel smile] I'm afraid I'm not taking prisoners today.

[Back in the present.]
Katara: She lied to you!! She was protecting the last waterbender.
Yon Rha: What? Who?!
Katara (enraged): ME!!!
(Katara raises her hands and the rain suddenly stops all around them and reforms into a huge dome of water; she sends a rush of water at Yon Rha, transforming it into solid ice daggers that stop just short of killing him; suddenly, Katara relents and lets them melt)
Yon Rha: [Drops to his knees in terror] I did a bad thing! I know I did, and you deserve revenge, so why don't you take my mother? That would be fair!
Katara: I always wondered what kind of person could do such a thing, but now that I see you, I think I understand. There's just nothing inside you, nothing at all. You're pathetic and sad and empty.
Yon Rha: Please, spare me!
Katara But as much as I hate you... I just can't do it.

(Katara is sitting on the end of a dock on Ember Island. Aang jumps off Appa and runs to her)

Aang: Katara! Are you okay?
Katara: I'm doing fine.
Aang: Zuko told me what you did...or...what you didn't do I guess. I'm proud of you.
Katara: I wanted to do it. I wanted to take out all my anger at him but, I couldn't. I don't know if it's because I'm too weak to do it, or if it's because I'm strong enough not to.
Aang: You did the right thing. Forgiveness is the first step you have to take to begin healing.
Katara: But I didn't forgive him...I'll never forgive him.

(she looks up at Zuko [who is standing behind Aang] and smiles)

Katara: But I am ready to forgive you.

(she hugs Zuko and then walks away)

Zuko: (to Aang) You were right about what Katara needed. Violence wasn't the answer.
Aang: It never is.
Zuko: Then I have a question for you: What are you gonna do when you face my father?

The Ember Island Players[edit]

Katara: Doesn't it seem kind of weird that we're hiding from the Firelord in his own house?
Zuko: I told you, my family hasn't come here since we were actually happy, and that was a long time ago. It's the last place anyone would think to look for us.
(Sokka comes running in)
Sokka: You guys are not gonna believe this... there's a play about us!
Suki: We were just in town and we saw this poster! [reveals poster about the play]
Katara: What? How is that possible?
Sokka: Listen to this: "The Boy In The Iceberg is a new production from acclaimed playwright Pu-On Tim, who scoured the globe gathering information on the Avatar, from the icy South Pole to the heart of Ba Sing Se. His sources include singing nomads, pirates, prisoners of war, and a surprisingly knowledgeable merchant of cabbage."
Suki: "Brought to you by the critically acclaimed Ember Island Players.
Zuko: Ugh. My mother used to take us to see them. They butchered "Love Amongst the Dragons" every year!
Katara: Sokka, do you really think it's a good idea for us to attend a play about ourselves?
Sokka: Come on, a day at the theater! This is the kind of wacky time-wasting nonsense I've been missing!

Actor Iroh: Prince Zuko, you must try this cake.
Actor Zuko: I dont have time to stuff my face. I must capture the Avatar and regain my honor.
Actor Iroh: While you do that, maybe I'll capture another slice. (Starts eating the cake)
Actor Zuko: You sicken me.
Real Zuko: (about the play): They made me look stiff and completely humorless.
Real Katara: Actually, I think that actor's pretty spot on.
Real Zuko: How can you say that?!
Actor Iroh: Let's forget about the Avatar, and get massages.
Actor Zuko: HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?! (Katara grins, and Zuko pouts)

Actor Sokka: Why did you have to steal that waterbending scroll?
Actor Katara: (crying hysterically) It just gave me so much hope!
Real Katara: (Sticks her tongue out in disgust)

Zuko: So far, this intermission is the best part of the play.
Sokka: Apparently, the playwright thinks I'm an idiot who tells bad jokes about meat all the time.
Suki: Yeah. You tell bad jokes about plenty of other topics.
Sokka: I know!
Aang: At least the Sokka actor kinda looks like you. But that woman playing the Avatar doesn't resemble me at all!
Toph: I don't know. You are more in touch with your feminine side than most guys.
[Aang growls]
Katara: Relax, Aang. They're not accurate portrayals. It's not like I'm a preachy crybaby who can't resist giving over-emotional speeches about hope all the time.
[Everyone looks at Katara.]
Katara: What?
Aang: Yeah... that's not you at all.

Actor Azula: You caught me. Wait! What's that? I think it's your honor!
Actor Zuko: Where?!

Actor Jet [zombie-like]: Must serve Earth King! Must destroy! [A paper rock glides down while he babbles incoherently] Noooooooo! [Half of it falls on him, crawls the rest of the way in]
Zuko: Did Jet just...die?
Sokka: You know, it was really unclear...

The scene is when Zuko joins Azula during 'Crossroads of Destiny'.
Actor Zuko: I hate you, Uncle! You smell! And I hate you for all time!
Katara: [Shocked] You didn't really say that, did you?
Zuko: [Ashamed] I might as well have.

During the intermission, a boy dressed up as Aang passes the real Zuko and Toph
Boy: Hey, your Zuko costume is pretty good, but your scar is on the wrong side.

Suki: It seems every time there's a big battle you guys barely make it out alive. I mean, you guys lose a lot.
Sokka: You're one to talk Suki. Didn't Azula take you captive? That's right, she did! (Suki narrows her eyes)
Suki (completely calm): Are you trying to get on my bad side?
Sokka: I'm just saying.

Katara: Are you alright?
Aang: No, I'm not. I hate this play!
Katara: I know it's upsetting, but it sounds like you're overreacting...
Aang: Overreacting!? If I hadn't blocked my chakra, I'd probably be in the Avatar State right now!

Toph: Geez, everyone is getting so upset about their characters. Even you seem more down than usual. And that's saying something.
Zuko: You don't get it. It's different for you. You get a muscly version of yourself taking down ten bad guys at once and making sassy remarks.
Toph: Yeah, that's pretty great.
Zuko: But for me, it takes all the mistakes I have made in my life and shoves them back in my face. My uncle. He's always been on my side even when thing were bad. He was there for me. He taught me so much. And how do I repay him? With a knife in his back. It's my greatest regret and I may never get to redeem myself.
Toph: You have redeemed yourself to your uncle. You don't realize it, but you already have.
Zuko: How do you know?
Toph: Beacause I once had a long conversation with the guy. And all he would talk about was you.
Zuko: Really?
Toph: Yeah, and it was kind of annoying.
Zuko: Oh, sorry.
Toph: But it was also very sweet. All your uncle wanted was for you to follow your own path and see the light. Now you're here with us. He'd be proud. (Toph punches him on the shoulder)
Zuko: Ow! What was that for?!
Toph: That's how I show affection.

(Zuko's hair is really spiky and long)
Actor Iroh: Zuko, it's time we we had a talk... about your hair! It's gone too far!!!"

Aang: Katara, did you really mean what you said in there?
Katara: In where? What are you talking about?
Aang: Onstage, when you said I was just like a brother to you and that you didn't have feelings for me...
Katara: I didn't say that! An actor said that.
Aang: But it's true, isn't it. (sadly) We kissed at the invasion... and I thought we were gonna be together... but we're not.
Katara: Aang... I don't know.
Aang: Why don't you know?
Katara: Because, we're in the middle of a war and we have other things to worry about. This isn't the right time.
Aang: (impatiently) Well, when is the right time?
Katara: Aang, I'm sorry, but right now, I'm just a little confused. (Aang leans in and kisses Katara, who backs away furiously) I just said I was confused! ...I'm going inside. (runs away)
Aang: (hits his head and groans) Aaargh, I'm such an idiot!

Sokka: I guess that’s it. (He stands up and stretches) The play’s caught up to the present now.
Suki: Wait. (she tugs on Sokka’s shirt and drags him back down to his seat) The play’s not over.
Sokka: But it is over. (He puts his hand on his chin in deep thought) Unless… (Camera zooms in on his face, his face lights up mysteriously and spooky music being to play) this is the future?

Zuko: That... wasn't a good play.
Aang: I'll say.
Katara: No kidding.
Suki: Horrible.
Toph: You said it.
Sokka: But the effects were decent.

Sozin's Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King[edit]

Katara: What happened!?
Sokka: Zuko’s gone crazy! I made a sand sculpture of Suki (tries to pick up the fallen sand to mould the sculpture back into shape) and he destroyed it! Oh, and he’s attacking Aang.

Katara: Get over here, Zuko. Being part of the group also means being part of group hugs.

Sokka: All right! Team Avatar is back! (camera zooms to Aang) Air, (camera zooms to Katara) water, (camera zooms to Toph) earth, (camera zooms to Zuko) fire- (camera zooms back to Sokka and Suki as Sokka grabs a bunch of leaves and hands them to Suki, taking a longer leaf and holding it in the air) fan, and sword! (his leaf limps)

Toph: I am not Toph! I am Melon Lord! (Toph laughs maniacally)

Toph: So I get to chuck flaming rocks at all of you?
Sokka: Whatever makes the training seem more realistic.
Toph: Sweetness!

Toph: Wait a minute...has anyone noticed that Momo's missing too?
Sokka: (horrified) Oh no....I knew it was only a matter of time! (runs to Appa) Appa ate Momo!(opens Appa's mouth) Momo, I'm coming for ya, buddy!
Katara: Sokka, Appa didn't eat Momo. He's probably with Aang.
Sokka: That's just what Appa wants you to think!
(climbs into Appa's mouth)
Zuko: Get out of the bison's mouth, Sokka.

General Shinu: Ba Sing Se is still under our control. However, earthbender rebellions has prevented us from achieving total victory.
Ozai: What is your recommendation?
General Shinu: Our army is spread too thin. But once the eclipse is over and the invasion defeated, we should transfer more domestic forces into the Earth Kingdom.
Ozai: Hmm, Prince Zuko, you've been among the Earth Kingdom commoners. Do you think adding more troops will stop these rebellions?
Zuko: The people of the Earth Kingdom are proud and strong. They can endure anything as long as they have hope.
Ozai: Yes, you're right. We need to destroy their hope.
Zuko: Well, that's not exactly what I...
Azula: I say you should take their precious hope and the rest of their land and burn it all to the ground.
Ozai: Yes. Yes, you're right, Azula.

Ozai: Sozin's Comet is almost upon us and on that day will endow us with the strength and power of a hundred suns. No bender will stand a chance against us.
General Shinu: What are you suggesting, sir?
Ozai: When the Comet last came, my grandfather, Fire Lord Sozin used it to wipe out the Air Nomads. Now I will use its power to end the Earth Kingdom... permanently! From our airships we will rain fire over their lands. A fire that will destroy everything. And out of the ashes, a new world will be born. A world in which all the lands are Fire Nation and I will be the supreme ruler of everything!

[About defeating the Fire Lord without killing him]
Aang: Maybe we can make some big pots of glue and then I could use gluebending to stick his arms and legs together so he can't bend anymore.
Zuko: Yeah. Then you can show him his baby pictures and all those happy memories will make him good again.
Aang: (eagerly) Do you really think that would work?
Zuko: No!

Aang: This goes against everything I learned from the monks. I can't just go around wiping out people I don't like.
Sokka: Sure you can! You're the Avatar. If it's in the name of keeping balance I'm pretty sure the universe will forgive you.

Katara: I have a surprise for everyone!
Toph: I knew it! You did have a secret thing with Haru!

(Everyone stares)

Azula: Sorry I’m late, Father. Good palanquin bearers are so hard to come by these days. So, is everything ready for our departure?
Ozai: There has been a change of plans, Azula.
Azula: What?!
Ozai: I’ve decided to lead the fleet of airships to Ba Sing Se alone. You will remain here in the Fire Nation.
Azula: But I thought we were going to do this together!
Ozai: My decision is final.
Azula: You... you can’t treat me like this. You can’t treat me like Zuko!
Ozai: Azula, silence yourself!
Azula: But it was my idea to burn everything to the ground! I deserve to be by your side!
Ozai: Azula! Listen to me... I need you here to watch over the homeland, it’s a very important job that I can only entrust to you.
Azula: Really?
Ozai: And for your loyalty, I’ve decided to declare you the new Fire Lord.
Azula: "Fire Lord Azula‌"... it does seem appropriate. But, what about you‌?
Ozai: Fire Lord Ozai is no more. Just as the world will be reborn in fire, I shall be reborn as the supreme ruler of the world. From this moment on, I will be known as... the “Phoenix King”!

=Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters[edit]

Sokka: Hey, I remember her. She helped you attack us!
Zuko: Yup, back in the good ol' days.
June: Oh great. It's Prince Pouty. Where's your creepy grandpa?
Zuko: He's my uncle... and he's not here.
June: I see you worked things out with your girlfriend.
(Katara and Zuko together):
Katara: I'm not his girlfriend!
Zuko: She's not my girlfriend!
June: Okay, okay, sheesh! I was only teasing. So what do you want?
Zuko: I need your help finding the Avatar.
June: Hm. Doesn't sound too fun.
Zuko: Does the end of the world sound like more fun?!

(June and Nyla being "friendly")
June: Nyla! (Throws juicy meat to Nyla).
June: Who's my little, mmm, shnuffly, wuffly.
(Nyla attacks)
June: Whoa! Careful there. Okay, so who's got something with the Avatar's scent on it?
Katara: I have Aang's staff.
(Nyla searches, but finds that Aang is no where he can smell.)
Zuko: Well, what does that mean?
June: Means you're friend's gone!
Toph: We know he's gone, that's why we're trying to find him.
June: No I mean he's gone gone. He doesn't exist!

Aang: Where are we Momo? Maybe I'm in the spirit world? But wait, you can see me. We could both be in the spirit world. (Airbends). Nope, my bending works. Maybe if we climb to the top of the island, we can figure out where we are.

Sokka: What do you mean, Aang doesn't "exist." Do you mean he's, you know, dead?
June: Nope, we could find him if he were dead. Ah, that's a real headscratcher. See ya!
Toph: Helpful, real Helpful!
Zuko: Wait, I have another idea. There's only one other person in this world who can help us face the firelord. I'll be right back with a smell sample.

Bumi: Well, look who's here. (Katara and Sokka smile)

Zuko: Uncle, you're the only person other than the Avatar who can possibly defeat the father Lord.
Toph: (realizing what Zuko said): You mean the Fire Lord.
Zuko: (sharply) That's what I just said.

Sokka (after finding Pakku married Gran-Gran): Welcome to the family, Gramp-Gramp!
Pakku: You can still just call me Pakku.
Sokka: How about Grampakku?!
Pakku: No.

Suki: But wait! How do you all know each other?
Bumi: All old people know each other, don't you know that?
Piandao: We're all part of the same ancient secret society, a group that transcends the divisions of the Four Nations.
Zuko: The Order of the White Lotus.
Bumi: That's the one!

Bumi: Wait! Someone's missing from your group! Someone very important! (King Bumi leans into Sokka's face, wide eyed, they are nose to nose) (pause) Where's Momo?
Sokka: He's gone... and so is Aang.
Bumi: Oh, well. So long as they have each other, I'm sure we have nothing to worry about. Let's go. (he Earthbends himself in the air and laughs crazily)

Bumi About the right time to strike: "I didn't know what or when, but I knew I'd know it when I knew it!"

Fire Nation Guard (during the eclipse): What do your think you're doing?
[The guards try to firebend, but can't because of the eclipse.]
Bumi: Taking back my city. You've got no firepower and it's payback time.

Bumi: So what about you guys? Did you do anything interesting on the day of the eclipse?
(Sokka and Zuko look at each other)
Zuko: Nah.
Sokka: No, not really.

Zuko apologizes to Iroh for his previous betrayal at Ba Sing Se
Zuko: Uncle, I know you must have mixed feelings about seeing me. But I want you to know... I am so, so sorry uncle. (starts crying) I am so sorry and ashamed of what I did! I don't know how I can ever make it up to you, but I...
(Iroh grabs Zuko by his shirt and embraces him)
Zuko: How can you forgive me so easily?! I thought you would be furious with me!
Iroh: I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I was afraid you'd lost your way.
Zuko: I did lose my way.
Iroh: But you found it again! And you did it by yourself! And I'm so happy you found your way here.
Zuko: It wasn't that hard uncle. You have a pretty strong scent.

Avatar Roku: If I had been more decisive, and acted sooner, I could have stopped Sozin, and stopped the war before it started. I offer you this wisdom, Aang, you must be decisive.

Avatar Kyoshi: In my day, Chin the Conqueror threatened to throw the world out of balance. I stopped him, and the world entered a great era of peace.
Aang: But you didn’t really kill Chin; technically, he fell to his own doom because he was too stubborn to get out of the way.
Avatar Kyoshi: Personally, I don’t really see the difference, but I assure you, I would have done whatever it took to stop Chin. I offer you this wisdom, Aang, only justice will bring peace.
Aang: I knew I shouldn't have asked Kyoshi.

Avatar Kuruk: I lost the woman I loved, to Koh, the face stealer. It was my fault. If I had been more attentive and more active, I could have saved her. Aang, you must actively shape your own destiny and the destiny of the world.

Aang: All these past Avatars, they keep telling me I'm gonna have to do it. They don't get it.
Momo makes some incomprehensible sound.
Aang: You're right! Maybe an Air Nomad Avatar will understand where I'm coming from.
Momo stares.
Aang: I know you can't really talk. Pretending you can helps me think.
Momo makes some more sound.
Aang: I'm going to pretend I didn't pretend to hear that.

Avatar Yangchen: Here is my wisdom for you: selfless duty calls for you to sacrifice your own spiritual needs, and do whatever it takes to protect the world.
Aang: (to Momo, after Yangchen disappears) I guess I don’t have a choice, Momo. I have to kill the Fire Lord.

Zuko: So if I'm going to be Fire Lord after the war is over, what are you gonna do?
Iroh: After I reconquer Ba Sing Se, I'm going to reconquer my tea shop! (flips the White Lotus Tile) And I'm going to play Pai Sho every day.
Katara: Goodbye, General Iroh!
Iroh: Goodbye, everyone. Today, destiny is our friend. I know it.

Aang: A Lion Turtle! [Bows] Maybe you can help me. Everyone, even my own past lives, are expecting me to end someones life. But I don't know if I can do it.
Lion Turtle: The true mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can tough the poison of hatred without being harmed. Since beginningless time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light. [Touches Aang's chest and forehead with it's claws, causing a green light to emit from them; the Lion Turtle then deposits Aang on the mainland] Wait for him, he will come.

Ozai: It's time for this world to end in fire, and for a new world to be born from the ashes.

Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno[edit]

Suki: It's weird to say, but the comet actually looks beautiful.
Toph: Too bad the Fire Lord's about to use it to destroy the world.

(Azula is shown in front of a large mirror, getting ready for her coronation. She tries to fix her own hair, but it keeps falling out of place.)

Azula: All right hair, it's time to face your doom. (she cuts her bangs and smiles crazily at her reflection. Her face falls at the sight of her mother in the mirror.)
Ursa: What a shame. You always had such beautiful hair.
Azula: What are you doing here?
Ursa: I didn't want to miss my own daughter's coronation.
Azula: Don't pretend to act proud. I know what you really think of me. You think I'm a monster.
Ursa: I think you're confused. All your life, you've used fear to control people, like your friends Mai and Ty Lee.
Azula: But what choice do I have?! Trust is for fools! Fear is the only reliable way! [more quietly] Even you fear me.
Ursa: No. I love you, Azula. I do.

(Azula's lower lip trembles as tears begin to run down her face. She yells, throwing her hairbrush at the mirror and shatters it. Azula then falls to the floor and cries, clearly alone, and possibly hallucinating.)

Dai Li agent: You sent for us, Princess? Is everything all right?
Azula: Actually, everything's not all right. You know how long it took you to get here?
Dai Li agent: Uh, a few minutes, I guess.
Azula: Five, to be precise. In which time an assassin could have snuck in, done away with me and been on his merry way.
Dai Li agent: My apologies, Princess.
Azula: Is this how you plan to treat your new Fire Lord? With tardiness and disloyalty?
Dai Li agent: The Dai Li would never betray you!
Azula: And I'm sure that's just what you told Long Feng before you turned against him and joined me. (pause) You're all banished!
Dai Li agent: But--
Azula: Goodbye! Please send in the next group on your way out.

After Toph took out a few Firebenders
Sokka: Good work, Toph. Time to take control of the ship. Take the wheel.
Toph: (sarcastically) That's a great idea, let the blind girl steer the giant airship.
Sokka: I was talking to Suki.
Toph: That would make a lot more sense.

Sokka: (posing as the captain of the airship) Attention crew, this is your captain speaking. Everyone please report to the bomb bay immediately for hotcakes and sweet cream. We have a very special birthday to celebrate.
(cut to the bomb bay):
Quin Lee: Hey, I'm Quin Lee. I work up in communications.
Fire Nation Engineer: Oh, hi. I work down in the engine room. That's probably why we never met before. Big airship, you know.
Quin Lee: Yep. (a pause) So, do you know who's birthday it is?
Firebender: I can't believe the captain remembered my birthday. He really does care!
(The bomb bay hatch opens, dropping the entire crew in the sea)
Fire Nation Engineer: (surfaces from the water) Happy birthday.

Sokka: Fire Lord Ozai, here we come!

Iroh: Only once every hundred years can a firebender experience this kind of power.

Lo: Azula, we've heard what happened.
Li: Why have you banished all your servants?
Lo: And your Dai Li agents?
Li: And the Imperial Firebenders?
Azula: None of them could be trusted. Sooner or later they all would have betrayed me, just like Mai and Ty Lee did.
Lo & Li: Azula, we are concerned for you and your well-being.
Azula: My father asked you to come down here and talk to me, didn't he? He thinks I can't handle the responsibility of being Fire Lord. But I will be the greatest leader in Fire Nation history.
Lo: I am sure you will, but considering everything that has happened today.
Li: Perhaps it's best if we postpone your coronation.
Azula: (turns around) What?! Which one of you just said that?
(Lo and Li point at each other)
Azula: What a shame. There's only one way to settle this. You two must duel each other! I order you to fight an Agni Kai!
Lo: But...
Lo & Li: We're not Firebenders.
Azula: All right, fine. (points at Li) Lo, you're banished, (points at Lo) Li, you can stay. (walks away)
Li: But I'm Li. So who's banished?
Lo: (shrugs)

Ozai: After generations of Fire Lords failed to find you, now the universe delivers you to me as an act of providence.
Aang: Please listen to me! We don't have to fight. You have the power to end it here and stop what you're doing.
Ozai: You're right, I do have the power. I have all the power in the WORLD!

Sokka: Go, Aang! Airbending slice! (makes chopping action)
Suki: Shouldn't we help him?
Sokka: (thinks about it for a second and gets serious) The Fire Lord is Aang's fight. We need to stop those airships from destroying the Earth Kingdom.
Toph: (as Sokka moves to look out the window towards the airships behind him) And how do we do that, Captain Boomerang? I can't see outside this giant hunk of metal.
Sokka: (turns back to the others gleefully, making another chopping motion) Airship slice!!

Zuko and Azula are about to begin their Agni Kai
Azula: I'm sorry it has to end this way, brother!
Zuko: No you're not.

Zuko: (to Azula during their Agni Kai) No lightning today? What's the matter, afraid I'll redirect it?
Azula: Oh, I'll show you lightning!

Ozai: You're weak, just like the rest of your people! They did not deserve to exist in this world - in my world! Prepare to join them! Prepare to die!!

Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang[edit]

Sokka: Have I ever mentioned how sweet it is that you invented metalbending?
Toph: You could stand to mention it more.

Sokka: [holding onto Toph] I don't think Boomerang is coming back, Toph. It looks like this is the end.
Toph: [tears come out of her eyes]
[A group of fire benders stand ready to attack Sokka and Toph, when another air ship crashes into them]
Toph: How did that happen? Did Boomerang come back?
Sokka: [smiling] No, Suki did.

Azula: (laughs maniacally) I'd really rather have our family physician look after little Zuzu if you don't mind.

Zuko: (After Katara heals him, whispering) Thank you, Katara.
Katara: (Tears running down her face) I think I'm the one who should be thanking you.
[Azula has been watching in fury; she exhales uncontrollably, breathing fire out of her mouth, screaming and rolling around and falling on her back; Zuko and Katara watch, stunned, as she sobs hysterically]

Aang: [in the Avatar State, with the voice of the previous Avatars] Fire Lord Ozai, you and your forefathers have devastated the balance of this world. And now, you shall pay the ultimate price!

Aang [refusing to kill Ozai, looking away]: No, I'm not going to end it like this.
Ozai: Even with all the power in the world, you are still weak.

Lion Turtle:In the era before the Avatar, we bent not the elements, but the energy within ourselves. To bend another's energy, your own spirit must be unbendable or you will be corrupted and destroyed.

Ozai: What...what did you do to me?
Aang: I took away your firebending. You can't use it to hurt or threaten anyone else ever again.

Suki: (Examining a motionless Ozai) So, did you...you know...finish the job?
Ozai: (Menacing) I'm still alive. (Suki flinches back)
Aang: I learned there was another way to defeat him and restore balance. I took his bending away.
Toph: Wow, who taught you that?
Aang: [in a matter-of-fact tone] A giant Lion Turtle.
Toph: (shakes her head and smiles) You have the craziest adventures when you disappear.

Sokka: Well, look at you, buster. Now that your firebending is gone, I guess we should call you the Loser Lord.
Ozai: I am the Phoenix King. (with a groan he falls facedown)
Toph: Oh sorry, didn't mean to offend you, Phoenix King of getting his butt whooped.
Suki: Yeah, or how about King of the... guys who... don't win?
Toph: Leave the nicknames to us, honey.

Zuko: Mai, you're okay. They let you out of prison?
Mai: My uncle pulled some strings. And it doesn't hurt when the new Fire Lord is your boyfriend.
Zuko: So...Does it mean you don't hate me anymore?
Mai: I think it means, I actually kind of like you.
[They kiss]
Mai: (pokes his shoulder with her finger twice) But don't ever break up with me again. (Zuko smiles looking scared)

Sokka: There's my favorite warriors. I gotta say, I kinda missed the face paint. So, how's it feel to be back in uniform?
Ty Lee: [coming out from behind the other Kyoshi Warriors] It feels great. [Sokka jumps between Suki and Ty Lee]
Sokka: Careful, Suki. Ty Lee's pretending to be a Kyoshi Warrior again.
Suki: It's okay. She's one of us now. [Sokka stammers and looks at Suki and Ty Lee in shock]
Ty Lee: Yeah. The girls and I really bonded in prison. And after a few chi blocking lessons, they said I could join their group. (she puts her arms around two of the warriors) We're gonna be best friends forever. (they all smile, the two warriors looking a bit awkward)

Zuko: I can't believe a year ago my purpose in life was hunting you down. And now...
Aang: And now we're friends.
Zuko: (he looks away a little, touched) Yeah, we are friends.
Aang: I can't believe a year ago I was still frozen in a block of ice. The world's so different now. (Zuko walks up to him)
Zuko: And it's gonna be even more different. We'll rebuild it together. (they hug)

Zuko: Please, the real hero is the Avatar. Today this war is finally over. I promised my uncle that I would restore the honor of the Fire Nation and I will. The road ahead of us is challenging. A hundred years of fighting has left the world scarred and divided. But with the Avatar's help we can get it back on the right path, and begin a new era of love and peace.
[Zuko is crowned Fire Lord]
Great Fire Sage: All hail Fire Lord Zuko.

Ozai: (dryly) I should count myself lucky that the new Fire Lord has graced me with his presence in my lowly prison cell.
Zuko: You should count yourself lucky that the Avatar spared your life. Banishing me was they best thing you did for my life. It put me on the right path. Perhaps your time in here could do the same for you.
Ozai: (eyes narrow) Why are you really here?
Zuko: Because you're going to tell me something. (kneels down to look his father into the eye) Where... is... my mother?

Sokka: Zuko, stop moving. I'm trying to capture the moment. I wanted to do a painting so we always remember the good times together.
Katara: That's very thoughtful of you, Sokka. (sees the painting, her eyes narrow) Wait. Why did you give me Momo's ears?
Sokka: [offended] Those are your hair loopies!
Zuko: (comes over, eyes narrowed also.) At least you don't look like a boar-cupine. My hair is not that spiky!
Mai: I look like a man.
Suki: And why did you paint me firebending?
Sokka: I thought it would look more exciting that way
[Momo makes a sound]
Sokka: Oh, you think you can do a better job, Momo?
Iroh: Hey, my belly is not that big anymore. I really trimmed down.
Toph: Well, I think you all look perfect.
(They all laugh because Toph is blind so she can't see Sokka's painting)

Graphic Novel Trilogies[edit]

The Promise, Part One[edit]

Katara: Water, Fire, Earth, Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years have passed, and my brother and I found the new Avatar- an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills were great, he had a lot to learn before he could save anyone. But from the day I first met him, I believed Aang would save the world. And you know what? I was right. With the help of his friends, Aang defeated Fire Lord Ozai and ended the hundred-year war. Zuko, Ozai's son and our ally, became the new Fire Lord. With the help of Earth King Kuei, Aang and Zuko promised to restore the four nations to harmony.

(Sokka has just walked in to see Aang and Katara sharing a romantic kiss)
Sokka: Hey guys. AHH!
Aang: Nothing! We weren't doing anything!
Katara: Haven't you ever heard of knocking, Sokka?
Sokka: First of all, you're supposed to knock before you inside. Second, as my sister, it's your sisterly duty to avoid giving me the oggies.

The Promise, Part Two[edit]

The Promise, Part Three[edit]

Aang (to Zuko, about to enter the mighty Avatar State): The Harmony Restoration Movement was such a simple thing!! Why couldn't you have just followed it through!!?
Katara: Aang, no! If you enter the Avatar State in such an emotional way, you won't be able to control yourself! you have to clam down, sweetie. Please. For me.

(At the Jasmine Dragon)

Zuko: I feel like I've been asleep for a week.
Aang: Nope. Just a few days.

The Search, Part One[edit]

The Search, Part Two[edit]

The Search, Part Three[edit]

The Rift, Part One[edit]

The Rift, Part Two[edit]

The Rift, Part Three[edit]

Smoke and Shadow, Part One[edit]

Smoke and Shadow, Part Two[edit]

Smoke and Shadow, Part Three[edit]

North and South, Part One[edit]

North and South, Part Two[edit]

North and South, Part Three[edit]

Note: This comic book series takes place one or two years after the TV series.

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