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14th Apr '16 3:48:47 PM KingClark
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Four sequels for the movie are planned - all of which will be written and directed by James Cameron - though they remain in DevelopmentHell due to Cameron looking into more experimental technology to portray new environments (specifically, Pandora's [[AuthorAppeal oceans]]). Currently, the movies are planned to be released in unspecified times in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023.

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Four sequels for the movie are planned - all of which will be written and directed by James Cameron - though they remain A sequel has remained in DevelopmentHell due to for the better part of a decade, since James Cameron looking into more was interested in utilizing experimental technology to portray new environments (specifically, Pandora's [[AuthorAppeal oceans]]). Currently, the movies there are four sequels planned to be released for release in unspecified times in December 2018, December 2020, December 2022, and 2023.December 2023. Cameron is set to write and direct all of them.
14th Apr '16 3:40:26 PM KingClark
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Three sequels for the movie are planned - all of which will be written and directed by James Cameron - though they remain in DevelopmentHell due to Cameron looking into more experimental technology to portray new environments (specifically, Pandora's [[AuthorAppeal oceans]]). All the movies are being filmed back-to-back-to-back, and they are each planned to be released a year apart. Filming for the trilogy of sequels is set to begin in April 2016 for projected release dates of 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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Three Four sequels for the movie are planned - all of which will be written and directed by James Cameron - though they remain in DevelopmentHell due to Cameron looking into more experimental technology to portray new environments (specifically, Pandora's [[AuthorAppeal oceans]]). All Currently, the movies are being filmed back-to-back-to-back, and they are each planned to be released a year apart. Filming for the trilogy of sequels is set to begin in April 2016 for projected release dates of unspecified times in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2020.2023.
30th Mar '16 12:19:45 PM TheNerfGuy
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->"''Ima human. in a blua alien body. wanting to bang the princess of the blue alien race. and i did. with my big, blue dick.''"

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->"''Ima human. in ->"''This is why we're here. Because this little gray rock sells for $20 million a blua alien body. wanting to bang kilo. That's the princess of only reason. This is what pays for the blue alien race. whole party, and i did. with my big, blue dick.it's what pays for your science. Those savages are threatening our whole operation. We're on the brink of war, and you're supposed to be finding me a diplomatic solution. So use what you've got and get me some results.''"
30th Mar '16 12:03:50 PM Darkangxl
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->"''Ima human. in a blua alien body. wanting to bang the princess of the blue alien race. and i did.''"

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->"''Ima human. in a blua alien body. wanting to bang the princess of the blue alien race. and i did. with my big, blue dick.''"
30th Mar '16 12:02:35 PM Darkangxl
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->"''This is why we're here. Because this little gray rock sells for $20 million a kilo. That's the only reason. This is what pays for the whole party, and it's what pays for your science. Those savages are threatening our whole operation. We're on the brink of war, and you're supposed to be finding me a diplomatic solution. So use what you've got and get me some results.''"

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->"''This is why we're here. Because this little gray rock sells for $20 million ->"''Ima human. in a kilo. That's blua alien body. wanting to bang the only reason. This is what pays for princess of the whole party, blue alien race. and it's what pays for your science. Those savages are threatening our whole operation. We're on the brink of war, and you're supposed to be finding me a diplomatic solution. So use what you've got and get me some results.i did.''"
27th Mar '16 3:38:14 PM StFan
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[[folder: General Tropes]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The purpose of the Avatar project was to improve relations with the Na'vi by having the ambassadors who look like the Na'vi. Unfortunately, the Na'vi found it insulting, like black-face.

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[[folder: General Tropes]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The purpose of the Avatar project was to improve relations with the Na'vi by having the ambassadors who look like the Na'vi. Unfortunately, the Na'vi found it insulting, like black-face.
[[folder:General Tropes]]



* AllThereInTheManual: With dashes of AllThereInTheScript, [[WordOfGod All There In The Interview]], and [[RuleOfThree All There In The Book]]. Any information that could possibly help explain why humans are there, what the {{Unobtainium}} actually does, or other such information was put in an incredibly detailed encyclopaedia on the Internet.

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* AllThereInTheManual: With dashes of AllThereInTheScript, [[WordOfGod All There In The in the Interview]], and [[RuleOfThree All There In The in the Book]]. Any information that could possibly help explain why humans are there, what the {{Unobtainium}} actually does, or other such information was put in an incredibly detailed encyclopaedia on the Internet.



-->'''Neytiri''': You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid! Ignorant like a child!
-->'''Sully''': Well, if I'm like a child, then maybe you should teach me.

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-->'''Neytiri''': -->'''Neytiri:''' You have a strong heart. No fear. But stupid! Ignorant like a child!
-->'''Sully''':
child!\\
'''Sully:'''
Well, if I'm like a child, then maybe you should teach me.



* AwardBaitSong: The theme song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YDz-ftqr1g "I See You"]], composed by JamesHorner and performed by Leona Lewis was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 2010.
* BadassBookworm: Norm. He punches a merc on the face, suits up and fights in his avatar, [[spoiler: and when his avatar gets killed, he grabs a rifle and proceeds to kick even more ass]]
* BecomingTheMask: The main character even remarks at one point that [[spoiler:the situation had become reversed - "out there was reality, and in here [in his human body] was the dream."]] At the end of the movie, he undergoes a ceremony that [[spoiler:permanently puts him in the avatar body, and he leaves his old human body to die in the toxic atmosphere.]]

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* AwardBaitSong: The theme song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YDz-ftqr1g "I See You"]], composed by JamesHorner Music/JamesHorner and performed by Leona Lewis was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 2010.
* BadassBookworm: Norm. He punches a merc on the face, suits up and fights in his avatar, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and when his avatar gets killed, he grabs a rifle and proceeds to kick even more ass]]
ass]].
* BecomingTheMask: The main character even remarks at one point that [[spoiler:the situation had become reversed - -- "out there was reality, and in here [in his human body] was the dream."]] At the end of the movie, he undergoes a ceremony that [[spoiler:permanently puts him in the avatar body, and he leaves his old human body to die in the toxic atmosphere.]]



* BittersweetEnding: Sure, the RDA has left, but a lot of Humans are dead. The Omatikaya are homeless and the Na'vo lost even more of their members in the fight as well. On the plus side, a recent interview with the director confirms humanity *will be* returning to Pandora eventually, so Earth isn't entirely screwed.

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* BittersweetEnding: Sure, the RDA has left, but a lot of Humans are dead. The Omatikaya are homeless and the Na'vo Na'vi lost even more of their members in the fight as well. On the plus side, a recent interview with the director confirms humanity *will be* ''will be'' returning to Pandora eventually, so Earth isn't entirely screwed.



* CoolStarship: The [[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/realdesigns.php#id--Avatar_ISV_Venture_Star ISV Venture Star]].

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* CoolStarship: The [[http://www.''[[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/realdesigns.php#id--Avatar_ISV_Venture_Star ISV Venture Star]].Star]]''.



** Pandora, despite the pre-stone-age level of the natives, have a planet-wide {{Cyberpunk}} network. Every native plant is part of a natural internet, every animal has a natural brain implant, and every sapient native has a brain implant that overpowers the will of any native creature, allowing them to be controlled and allowing the Na'vi to tap into their planet's natural plant internet.

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** Pandora, despite the pre-stone-age level of the natives, have a planet-wide {{Cyberpunk}} network. Every native plant is part of a natural internet, every animal has a natural brain implant, and every sapient native has a brain implant that overpowers the will of any native creature, allowing them to be controlled and allowing the Na'vi to tap into their planet's natural plant internet.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Used for a throwaway joke near the end of Jake's first day Avatar piloting, when he inspects his queue. Grace admonishes him not to play with it or he'll go blind (Though the queue isn't actually use for reproduction).

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Used for a throwaway joke near the end of Jake's first day Avatar piloting, when he inspects his queue. Grace admonishes him not to play with it or he'll go blind (Though (though the queue isn't actually use for reproduction).



-->'''Grace''': Yeah, yeah, I know who you are and I donít need you. I need your brother. You know, the [=PhD=] who trained for 3 years for this mission?
-->'''Jake''': Heís dead. I know itís a big inconvenience for everyone.

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-->'''Grace''': -->'''Grace:''' Yeah, yeah, I know who you are and I donít don't need you. I need your brother. You know, the [=PhD=] who trained for 3 years for this mission?
-->'''Jake''':
mission?\\
'''Jake:'''
Heís dead. I know itís a big inconvenience for everyone.



--->'''Dr. Grace Augustine''': What we think we know -- is that there's some kind of electrochemical communication between the roots of the trees. Like the synapses between neurons. Each tree has ten to the fourth connections to the trees around it, and there are ten to the twelfth trees on Pandora...
--->'''Selfridge''': That's a lot, I'm guessing.
--->'''Dr. Grace Augustine''': That's more connections than the human brain. You get it? It's a network -- a global network. And the Na'vi can access it -- they can upload and download data -- memories -- at sites like the one you just destroyed.
--->'''Selfridge''': What the HELL have you people been smoking out there? They're just goddamn trees!

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--->'''Dr. Grace Augustine''': Augustine:''' What we think we know -- is that there's some kind of electrochemical communication between the roots of the trees. Like the synapses between neurons. Each tree has ten to the fourth connections to the trees around it, and there are ten to the twelfth trees on Pandora...
--->'''Selfridge''':
Pandora...\\
'''Selfridge:'''
That's a lot, I'm guessing.
--->'''Dr.
guessing.\\
'''Dr.
Grace Augustine''': Augustine:''' That's more connections than the human brain. You get it? It's a network -- a global network. And the Na'vi can access it -- they can upload and download data -- memories -- at sites like the one you just destroyed.
--->'''Selfridge''':
destroyed.\\
'''Selfridge:'''
What the HELL have you people been smoking out there? They're just goddamn trees!



--->'''Jake''': What's he saying?
--->'''Neytiri''': My father is deciding whether to kill you.
--->'''Jake''': Your father... It's nice to meet you, sir! (cue every weapon getting aimed at Jake's throat)

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--->'''Jake''': --->'''Jake:''' What's he saying?
--->'''Neytiri''':
saying?\\
'''Neytiri:'''
My father is deciding whether to kill you.
--->'''Jake''':
you.\\
'''Jake:'''
Your father... It's nice to meet you, sir! (cue (''cue every weapon getting aimed at Jake's throat)throat'')



* ExaggeratedTrope: The whole ''Film/DancesWithWolves''/''vTheLastSamurai'' plotline is cranked UpToEleven, and, thanks to AppliedPhlebotinum, [[spoiler: the protagonist not only goes to live with the natives and adopts their culture and identity -- he ''bodily'' becomes one of them. WordOfGod [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/08/james-cameron-the-new-trek-rocks-but-transformers-is-gimcrackery.html states]] this was kinda intentional.]]
* ExpandedUniverse: Creator/JamesCameron wants to flesh out the universe of Avatar in several books and even other films. The official wiki is a great example.

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* ExaggeratedTrope: The whole ''Film/DancesWithWolves''/''vTheLastSamurai'' ''Film/DancesWithWolves''/''Film/TheLastSamurai'' plotline is cranked UpToEleven, and, thanks to AppliedPhlebotinum, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the protagonist not only goes to live with the natives and adopts their culture and identity -- he ''bodily'' becomes one of them. WordOfGod [[http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/08/james-cameron-the-new-trek-rocks-but-transformers-is-gimcrackery.html states]] this was kinda intentional.]]
* ExpandedUniverse: Creator/JamesCameron wants to flesh out the universe of Avatar ''Avatar'' in several books and even other films. The official wiki is a great example.



* EyeAwaken: Avatar loves this one, use multiple times, from the opening shot to once Jake is able to [[spoiler:reoccupy his Avatar body after the destruction of Hometree]], to [[BookEnds the very last shot of the movie]].

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* EyeAwaken: Avatar ''Avatar'' loves this one, use multiple times, from the opening shot to once Jake is able to [[spoiler:reoccupy his Avatar body after the destruction of Hometree]], to [[BookEnds the very last shot of the movie]].



* FollowTheLeader: Not necessarily in terms of style or plot, but a number of movies that had been filmed in 2D were hastily retrofitted with an additional dimension in the wake of the Avatar phenomenon (including Cameron's own ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'').

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* FollowTheLeader: Not necessarily in terms of style or plot, but a number of movies that had been filmed in 2D were hastily retrofitted with an additional dimension in the wake AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The purpose of the Avatar phenomenon (including Cameron's own ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'').project was to improve relations with the Na'vi by having the ambassadors who look like the Na'vi. Unfortunately, the Na'vi found it insulting, like black-face.



* GreenAesop: The whole point--to the point where it has been compared to every other story with a Green Aesop.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Specifically invoked. JamesCameron wanted a species that a human protagonist could believably find attractive.

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* GreenAesop: The whole point--to point -- to the point where it has been compared to every other story with a Green Aesop.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Specifically invoked. JamesCameron Creator/JamesCameron wanted a species that a human protagonist could believably find attractive.



* HughMann: Averted - the Na'vi are well aware that the avatars are not actual Na'vi and are remotely controlled by humans.

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* HughMann: Averted - -- the Na'vi are well aware that the avatars are not actual Na'vi and are remotely controlled by humans.



-->Trudy: Damn, I was hoping for a plan that didn't involve martyrdom.\\
Grace: What are you gonna do, shoot me?\\
Quaritch: Oh, I can do that.\\
Jake: One life ends, another begins.\\
Jake: Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world, and in here's the dream\\
Jake: Sooner or later, you always gotta wake up.

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-->Trudy: --->'''Trudy:''' Damn, I was hoping for a plan that didn't involve martyrdom.\\
Grace:
\\\
'''Grace:'''
What are you gonna do, shoot me?\\
Quaritch: '''Quaritch: Oh, I can do that.\\
Jake:
\\\
'''Jake:'''
One life ends, another begins.\\
Jake:
\\\
'''Jake:'''
Everything is backwards now, like out there is the true world, and in here's the dream\\
Jake:
dream.\\\
'''Jake:'''
Sooner or later, you always gotta wake up.



* LicensedPinballTable: Released in 2010, with custom speech by Stephen Lang. [[Pinball/{{Avatar}} Click here for details.]]



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Unlike most, this one takes the form of a [[http://www.avatarmovie.com/ Theatrical 3D Re-Release]]. There is also the later collector's edition, plus an exclusive one limited to 1000 copies.



** {{Unobtainium}}. The humans don't get much of it. This is an in-joke relating to something that has incredible properties. See {{Unobtainium}}.

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** {{Unobtainium}}.Unobtainium. The humans don't get much of it. This is an in-joke relating to something that has incredible properties. See {{Unobtainium}}.



* MightyWhitey: Jake Sully, a white male, leads the primitive Navi to victory against seemingly hopeless odds in their battle with the marines.
* MineralMacguffin: Obviously, this is {{Unobtainium}} again. Despite the backstory provided, we only see one TINY piece of it twice during the movie, which is somewhat justified - even a sliver of it is enormously valuable.
* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Pretty damn hard, as James Cameron personally made sure that every aspect of his universe was plausible at the very least. Even seemingly implausible aspects such as floating mountains are explainable by the nature of superconductors (such as unobtanium) to repel magnetic fields (such as the abnormally intense planetary magnetic field of Pandora.)

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* MightyWhitey: Jake Sully, a white male, leads the primitive Navi Na'vi to victory against seemingly hopeless odds in their battle with the marines.
* MineralMacguffin: Obviously, this is {{Unobtainium}} again. Despite the backstory provided, we only see one TINY piece of it twice during the movie, which is somewhat justified - -- even a sliver of it is enormously valuable.
* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Pretty damn hard, as James Cameron personally made sure that every aspect of his universe was plausible at the very least. Even seemingly implausible aspects such as floating mountains are explainable by the nature of superconductors (such as unobtanium) to repel magnetic fields (such as the abnormally intense planetary magnetic field of Pandora.)Pandora).



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Jake Sully provides all the intel that the RDA needs to successfully take down Hometree. Not only that but he completely neglects to mention that the only want a small rock from ''underneath'' their land. He goes so far as to sleep with Neytiri without ever actually passing on the message that the entire avatar program was intended for.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Jake Sully provides all the intel that the RDA needs to successfully take down Hometree. Not only that but he completely neglects to mention that the they only want a small rock from ''underneath'' their land. He goes so far as to sleep with Neytiri without ever actually passing on the message that the entire avatar Avatar program was intended for.



-->''"Screw this. I didn't sign up for this [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]!"''

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-->''"Screw -->'''Trudy:''' Screw this. I didn't sign up for this [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]!"''shit]]!



* PinballProtagonist: Until Grace dies, Jake doesn't actually really make any moral decisions, with one key exception - otherwise, he is just drifting along with the plot. Even afterwards, all he's doing is trying to make up for his errors, and get together with the only people who'd accept him.

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* PinballProtagonist: Until Grace dies, Jake doesn't actually really make any moral decisions, with one key exception - -- otherwise, he is just drifting along with the plot. Even afterwards, all he's doing is trying to make up for his errors, and get together with the only people who'd accept him.



--> '''Jake''': "Sure, they can fix a spinal (cord injury) if you have the money, but on veterans' benefits? Not in this economy."

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--> '''Jake''': "Sure, -->'''Jake:''' Sure, they can fix a spinal (cord injury) [cord injury] if you have the money, but on veterans' benefits? Not in this economy."



* TechnoBabble: Both played straight and subverted. Played straight when Grace uses a jargon-heavy explaination to describe to [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Selfridge]] why the Na'vi concept of Eywa residing in all of Pandora's plant life is actually a very real fact. Subverted, as the unnecessarily TechnoBabble -heavy explaination goes right over Selfridge's head.

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* TechnoBabble: Both played straight and subverted. Played straight when Grace uses a jargon-heavy explaination explanation to describe to [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Selfridge]] why the Na'vi concept of Eywa residing in all of Pandora's plant life is actually a very real fact. Subverted, as the unnecessarily TechnoBabble -heavy explaination TechnoBabble-heavy explanation goes right over Selfridge's head.



-->'''Grace''': ''[[spoiler:What're you gonna do, Ranger Rick? Shoot me?]]''\\
'''Quaritch''': [[spoiler:''I can do that.'' (He does)]].

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-->'''Grace''': ''[[spoiler:What're -->'''Grace:''' [[spoiler:What're you gonna do, Ranger Rick? Shoot me?]]''\\
'''Quaritch''': [[spoiler:''I
me?]]\\
'''Quaritch:''' [[spoiler:I
can do that.'' (He does)]].]]



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Not a trailer, but the soundtrack album gave away a couple of key plot points in its track titles. Most notably, "[[spoiler: The Destruction of Hometree]]" and [[spoiler: Shutting Down Grace's Lab]]". The trailer gave away basically the entire plot.
* TribalFacePaint: When Jake is inducted into the Na'vi they paint his entire body with a white paint of some sort. Also, some of the Na'vi (e.g. Neytiri) wear a different kind of paint when going into battle. The bioluminescent spots on the Na'vi can be viewed as a sort of permanent face paint.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Not a trailer, but the soundtrack album gave away a couple of key plot points in its track titles. Most notably, "[[spoiler: The "[[spoiler:The Destruction of Hometree]]" and [[spoiler: Shutting [[spoiler:Shutting Down Grace's Lab]]". The trailer gave away basically the entire plot.
* TribalFacePaint: TribalFacePaint:
**
When Jake is inducted into the Na'vi they paint his entire body with a white paint of some sort. Also, some sort.
** Some
of the Na'vi (e.g. Neytiri) wear a different kind of paint when going into battle. battle.
**
The bioluminescent spots on the Na'vi can be viewed as a sort of permanent face paint.



* UpdatedRerelease: The movie was sent back to the theaters after its original premiere with new scenes.
* VanillaEdition: The Earth Day release of the movie has absolutely nothing outside of the movie, main menu, and an options menu. Even the 2-disc [=BluRay=] set. Then Fox releases a "special edition" set in late 2010...



* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt: Really, humans? You named this world ''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Pandora]]''? Even if it does mean "All-Gifted," there is a reason that name has fallen out of use.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Played with VERY strangely. Here we have human characters taking on alien forms, learning to associate with said alien species, etc... and the protagonist taking the side of said aliens over that of his EvilMentor.

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* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt: Really, humans? You named this world ''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Pandora]]''? Even if it does mean "All-Gifted," "All-Gifted", there is a reason that name has fallen out of use.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Played with VERY strangely. Here we have human characters taking on alien forms, learning to associate with said alien species, etc...etc. and the protagonist taking the side of said aliens over that of his EvilMentor.



** Bioluminescence is a major part of Pandora - the forest glows at night.

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** Bioluminescence is a major part of Pandora - -- the forest glows at night.



** The name 'Direhorse' was given by humans to the creatures known by the Na'vi as Pa'li -- much in the way the Ikran were given the name 'Banshees' and the Toruk was given the name 'Great Leonopteryx'. Humans aren't very original with names for alien creatures in THIS universe, it seems.

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** The name 'Direhorse' "Direhorse" was given by humans to the creatures known by the Na'vi as Pa'li -- much in the way the Ikran were given the name 'Banshees' "Banshees" and the Toruk was given the name 'Great Leonopteryx'."Great Leonopteryx". Humans aren't very original with names for alien creatures in THIS universe, it seems.



* ExpansionPackWorld: There are other moons around Polyphemus. Possibly with life on them. Cameron has announced that after the Avatar sequels, which will be focused on Pandora, there may be others exploring other moons and planets in the Alpha Centauri system -- including planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B.
* FertileFeet: Reconstructed. Nothing grows as a result of Na'vi passage, but any plants or ground coverings they interact with react with [[HollywoodDarkness bioluminesce]]. Mainly just for RuleOfCool and SceneryPorn.

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* ExpansionPackWorld: There are other moons around Polyphemus. Possibly with life on them. Cameron has announced that after the Avatar ''Avatar'' sequels, which will be focused on Pandora, there may be others exploring other moons and planets in the Alpha Centauri system -- including planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B.
* FertileFeet: Reconstructed. Nothing grows as a result of Na'vi passage, but any plants or ground coverings they interact with react with [[HollywoodDarkness bioluminesce]].bioluminescence]]. Mainly just for RuleOfCool and SceneryPorn.



* {{Heavyworlder}}: Inverted. Much of the reason the 10 foot tall humanoid Na'vi can live very well on Pandora is because of the 20% weaker gravity putting far less strain on their bodies. While humans are stronger on Pandora than Earth thanks to decreased gravity, they are still weaker than native animals both proportionally and totally. The Colonel mentions the need for constant exercise to prevent muscle atrophy.

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* {{Heavyworlder}}: Inverted. Much of the reason the 10 foot tall 10-foot-tall humanoid Na'vi can live very well on Pandora is because of the 20% weaker gravity putting far less strain on their bodies. While humans are stronger on Pandora than Earth thanks to decreased gravity, they are still weaker than native animals both proportionally and totally. The Colonel mentions the need for constant exercise to prevent muscle atrophy.



* ImmuneToBullets: The Hammerhead Titanotheres. Claimed to be so by Dr. Grace Augustine and how! Despite not being fully armored all-over these beasties can withstand explosive, armour-piercing and incendiary 30mm GAU rounds without a hitch. Shooting thanators isn't very productive either, not because they're armored, but because they get ''seriously annoyed'' by it and take your gun away from you.
* JungleJapes: The [[SceneryPorn beautiful]] and exotic rainforests of Pandora where the majority of the film takes place.

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* ImmuneToBullets: ImmuneToBullets:
**
The Hammerhead Titanotheres. Claimed to be so by Dr. Grace Augustine and how! Despite not being fully armored all-over these beasties can withstand explosive, armour-piercing armor-piercing and incendiary 30mm GAU rounds without a hitch. hitch.
**
Shooting thanators isn't very productive either, not because they're armored, but because they get ''seriously annoyed'' by it and take your gun away from you.
* JungleJapes: The [[SceneryPorn beautiful]] and exotic rainforests of Pandora where the majority of the film takes place.
you.



* NegativeSpaceWedgie: the 'flux vortex' of the moon's strong magnetic field makes a lot of instruments, such as mapping and targeting systems, completely useless. Things like thermal scans, communications, and motion sensors still work, though they get staticy.

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* NegativeSpaceWedgie: the 'flux vortex' "flux vortex" of the moon's strong magnetic field makes a lot of instruments, such as mapping and targeting systems, completely useless. Things like thermal scans, communications, and motion sensors still work, though they get staticy.statics.



* OnlyTheChosenMayRide: The Ikran are dragon-like creatures that the Na'vi use as mounts. Every Ikran chooses its own master, and only then if the one they choose can best them in combat and tame them.

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* OnlyTheChosenMayRide: OnlyTheChosenMayRide:
**
The Ikran are dragon-like creatures that the Na'vi use as mounts. Every Ikran chooses its own master, and only then if the one they choose can best them in combat and tame them.



* RubberForeheadAliens: Averted. Despite being 10 foot tall CGI figures, the Na'vi are amazingly humanlike in their appearance, especially compared with the other wildlife shown on Pandora. This was done so that the audience could identify with them more easily. Lampshaded and discussed in extra material - a scientist notes that, despite looking and acting very human, we have more in common with garden snails than with them.

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* RubberForeheadAliens: Averted. Despite being 10 foot tall CGI figures, the Na'vi are amazingly humanlike in their appearance, especially compared with the other wildlife shown on Pandora. This was done so that the audience could identify with them more easily. Lampshaded and discussed in extra material - -- a scientist notes that, despite looking and acting very human, we have more in common with garden snails than with them.



* SceneryGorn: [[spoiler: When hometree is destroyed]].

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* SceneryGorn: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When hometree is destroyed]].



* ShadowOfImpendingDoom: The Na'vi name for the Great Leonopteryx, a flying Apex predator, is Toruk, which translates to "Last Shadow". Toruk's favoured method of attack is to dive with the sun behind it so by the time you see its shadow fall on you, it is often already too late.

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* ShadowOfImpendingDoom: The Na'vi name for the Great Leonopteryx, a flying Apex predator, is Toruk, which translates to "Last Shadow". Toruk's favoured favored method of attack is to dive with the sun behind it so by the time you see its shadow fall on you, it is often already too late.



* SingleBiomePlanet

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* SingleBiomePlanetSingleBiomePlanet:



* UniverseBible: 350 pages of alien language (''Speak Na'vi''), plants and wildlife taxonomy, a scale structure for the alien music, Pandora's physical properties etc. etc.

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* UniverseBible: 350 pages of alien language (''Speak Na'vi''), plants and wildlife taxonomy, a scale structure for the alien music, Pandora's physical properties etc. , etc.



* AttackItsWeakPoint: The enemy AMP suits and vehicles all have canopies and air intakes where they're vulnerable. The Na'vi have a weak point in the form of [[spoiler:the tree that's their primary link to their deity]] (Quaritch specifically goes after it to "blast a hole in their racial memory"), and in their queue (the braid-looking neural link thing), as seen when Jake and Grace are taken prisoner and frog-marched with knives held to their queues.

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: AttackItsWeakPoint:
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The enemy AMP suits and vehicles all have canopies and air intakes where they're vulnerable. vulnerable.
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The Na'vi have a weak point in the form of [[spoiler:the tree that's their primary link to their deity]] (Quaritch specifically goes after it to "blast a hole in their racial memory"), and in their queue (the braid-looking neural link thing), as seen when Jake and Grace are taken prisoner and frog-marched with knives held to their queues.



* {{BFG}}: The Na'vi weapons -- the arrows are 6 feet long. Also, the [[MoreDakka autocannons]] and [[KillItWithFire Flamethrowers]] carried around by AMP Suits.

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* {{BFG}}: The Na'vi weapons -- the arrows are 6 feet long. Also, the [[MoreDakka autocannons]] and [[KillItWithFire Flamethrowers]] carried around by AMP Suits.



* BloodlessCarnage: Toyed with, likely to keep a [=PG13=] rating. Though characters get battered and bloody, and wounds are shown after the fact, when characters are actively seen being shot/arrowed/sliced in battle, there's little, if any, blood shown. Also, they seem to have no problem showing humans being killed pretty brutally (but again, without blood), but the Na'vi simply drop in most instances. Particularly noticeable in the final battle where [[spoiler: dozens of Na'vi are gunned down, and simply drop like it's an old western]]. On the other hand, the level of realism does make the InstantDeathBullet unlikely.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Toyed with, likely to keep a [=PG13=] PG-13 rating. Though characters get battered and bloody, and wounds are shown after the fact, when characters are actively seen being shot/arrowed/sliced in battle, there's little, if any, blood shown. Also, they seem to have no problem showing humans being killed pretty brutally (but again, without blood), but the Na'vi simply drop in most instances. Particularly noticeable in the final battle where [[spoiler: dozens [[spoiler:dozens of Na'vi are gunned down, and simply drop like it's an old western]]. On the other hand, the level of realism does make the InstantDeathBullet unlikely.



* CurbStompBattle: The first major fight is this, with [[spoiler: RDA wiping out the Na'vi Hometree]] (and, unbeknownst to them, [[spoiler:killing their leader]] in the process) causing hundreds of Na'vi deaths. Indeed the only downside to that fight for them is, beyond seriously pissing off the Na'vi, is causing a couple of [[spoiler:{{Heel Face Turn}}s in their own troops]].

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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The first major fight is this, with [[spoiler: RDA wiping out the Na'vi Hometree]] (and, unbeknownst to them, [[spoiler:killing their leader]] in the process) causing hundreds of Na'vi deaths. Indeed the only downside to that fight for them is, beyond seriously pissing off the Na'vi, is causing a couple of [[spoiler:{{Heel Face Turn}}s [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn[=s=] in their own troops]].



** Quaritch in his 14 foot AMP suit VS Jake in his 10 foot Avatar body.
** Conversely, the 10 foot tall Na'vi versus any human NOT in an AMP suit.

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** Quaritch in his 14 foot 14-foot AMP suit VS Jake in his 10 foot 10-foot Avatar body.
** Conversely, the 10 foot tall 10-foot-tall Na'vi versus any human NOT in an AMP suit.



* GaiasVengeance: [[spoiler: The Na'vi equivalent to Mother Earth eventually does this to the humans]].

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* GaiasVengeance: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Na'vi equivalent to Mother Earth eventually does this to the humans]].humans.]]



** More like Gory Camera Pan. A lot of the attacks that would be bloodier are quickly panned away from. Most noticable near the end where [[spoiler: Jake is running on the top of the shuttle]] and unloads his machine gun into a group of marines. You see him open fire, but the camera very quickly pans up so you can't see most of the results, although you know exactly what they are. Gotta keep that PG-13 rating.
** Quaritch's second in command getting crushed by a titanothere. It's only shown crushing his AMP suit but we can still hear him scream.

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** More like Gory Camera Pan. A lot of the attacks that would be bloodier are quickly panned away from. Most noticable noticeable near the end where [[spoiler: Jake [[spoiler:Jake is running on the top of the shuttle]] and unloads his machine gun into a group of marines. You see him open fire, but the camera very quickly pans up so you can't see most of the results, although you know exactly what they are. Gotta keep that PG-13 rating.
** Quaritch's second in command second-in-command getting crushed by a titanothere. It's only shown crushing his AMP suit but we can still hear him scream.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Those Na'vi arrows are HUGE. [[spoiler:Quaritch in particular, who gets two straight through the chest, pinning him to the interior of his ampsuit]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: exhibited in a deleted scene where the Na'vi are hunting sturmbeest on horseback and with air support. Both Tsu'tey and Jake manage to land arrows ''in the nostril'', '''from the air''' (after which Jake yells "Hell yeah!" and Neytiri repeats it). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the sight of [[{{Mook}} other (lesser) warriors]] failing to get arrows through the beasts' armor plating; either you AttackItsWeakPoint or the projectile bounces off.
* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: The machine guns the humans (and a few Avatars) use looks suspiciously like a German [=MG3=] with extra plastic parts. Note the outdated drum magazine at the side, and an internal ShoutOut to the Aliens Smart Guns. AllThereInTheManual that it is actually an M60 variant with a heatshield/grip and drum magazine, which is around the right size that while being impractical for a human to carry, it is just about assault rifle size for a Na'vi, who are also strong enough to handle the weight and recoil without a problem. They're also using outdated variants on purpose - importing weapons and ammo from Earth is extremely time-and-resource consuming and would malfunction in Pandora's harsh environment. And, as mentioned below, Pandora's very strong magnetic field and thick atmosphere would make the railguns, coilguns, and other such things common on Earth unreliable at best and useless at worst.
* KillItWithFire: Human soldiers favor incendiary missiles and flamethrowers. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]] in HungryJungle.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: The small arms used by the humans aren't that dissimilar to ours - in fact, in the background, the machine gun is an [=M60=] variant, although [[AllThereInTheManual other sources state]] that forces back on Earth have more advanced weapons, such as railguns, its just that the weapons used on Pandora are cheaper and easier to make and maintain, plus Pandora's very strong magnetic field and thick atmosphere make many weapons unreliable at best and useless at worst.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: The [[MiniMecha combat AMP suits]] used by the military, which are pretty much the descendants of the Power Loader from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', or [[StarCraft Terran Goliaths]]. They ''were'' originally developed as the equivalent of power loaders, but modified to carry armament and having been used on Earth in this capacity as well, particularly in environments dangerous/toxic to unprotected humans. At least their large cabin, with excellent view but poor protection, and lack of in-built weaponry heavily suggests this. Quaritch's suit is seen to have ''[[{{BFS}} a combat knife]]''. The manual, on the other hand, states that they are purpose-built for combat and that several armies back on Earth use them.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Those Na'vi arrows are HUGE. [[spoiler:Quaritch in particular, who gets two straight through the chest, pinning him to the interior of his ampsuit]].
AMP suit]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: exhibited Exhibited in a deleted scene where the Na'vi are hunting sturmbeest on horseback and with air support. Both Tsu'tey and Jake manage to land arrows ''in the nostril'', '''from the air''' (after which Jake yells "Hell yeah!" and Neytiri repeats it). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the sight of [[{{Mook}} other (lesser) warriors]] failing to get arrows through the beasts' armor plating; either you AttackItsWeakPoint or the projectile bounces off.
* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: The machine guns the humans (and a few Avatars) use looks suspiciously like a German [=MG3=] with extra plastic parts. Note the outdated drum magazine at the side, and an internal ShoutOut to the Aliens ''Aliens'' Smart Guns. AllThereInTheManual that it is actually an M60 variant with a heatshield/grip and drum magazine, which is around the right size that while being impractical for a human to carry, it is just about assault rifle size for a Na'vi, who are also strong enough to handle the weight and recoil without a problem. They're also using outdated variants on purpose - importing weapons and ammo from Earth is extremely time-and-resource consuming and would malfunction in Pandora's harsh environment. And, as mentioned below, Pandora's very strong magnetic field and thick atmosphere would make the railguns, coilguns, and other such things common on Earth unreliable at best and useless at worst.
* KillItWithFire: Human soldiers favor incendiary missiles and flamethrowers. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]] in a HungryJungle.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: The small arms used by the humans aren't that dissimilar to ours - -- in fact, in the background, the machine gun is an [=M60=] variant, although [[AllThereInTheManual other sources state]] that forces back on Earth have more advanced weapons, such as railguns, its just that the weapons used on Pandora are cheaper and easier to make and maintain, plus Pandora's very strong magnetic field and thick atmosphere make many weapons unreliable at best and useless at worst.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: The [[MiniMecha combat AMP suits]] used by the military, which are pretty much the descendants of the Power Loader from ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', or [[StarCraft [[Franchise/StarCraft Terran Goliaths]]. They ''were'' originally developed as the equivalent of power loaders, but modified to carry armament and having been used on Earth in this capacity as well, particularly in environments dangerous/toxic to unprotected humans. At least their large cabin, with excellent view but poor protection, and lack of in-built weaponry heavily suggests this. Quaritch's suit is seen to have ''[[{{BFS}} a combat knife]]''. The manual, on the other hand, states that they are purpose-built for combat and that several armies back on Earth use them.



* NoseArt: For the film's climax, Trudy has a white and blue cheatline painted on her chopper, presumably to [[spoiler: help the Na'vi tell her apart from the other aircraft flying around.]]

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* NoseArt: For the film's climax, Trudy has a white and blue cheatline painted on her chopper, presumably to [[spoiler: help [[spoiler:help the Na'vi tell her apart from the other aircraft flying around.]]



* OutRunTheFireball: Quaritch does this to escape the exploding gunship. Granted, he's in a giant robot suit, which should help to protect him from the heat, though it gets some burning fuel on it. Several Na'vi are also shown doing this while Hometree explodes around them.
* PlanetLooters: A peaceful moon is brutally invaded by short, militaristic aliens who want a valurable mineral to make their dying world a little more convenient ''and'' make a shitload of money in the process. To the aliens' credit they ''tried'' to negotiate mining rights first. Kind of subverted in that the natives don't seem to know or care how important the mineral is themselves, and the moon is too remote and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou too dangerous]] for colonization.

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* OutRunTheFireball: OutRunTheFireball:
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Quaritch does this to escape the exploding gunship. Granted, he's in a giant robot suit, which should help to protect him from the heat, though it gets some burning fuel on it. it.
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Several Na'vi are also shown doing this while Hometree explodes around them.
* PlanetLooters: A peaceful moon is brutally invaded by short, militaristic aliens who want a valurable valuable mineral to make their dying world a little more convenient ''and'' make a shitload of money in the process. To the aliens' credit they ''tried'' to negotiate mining rights first. Kind of subverted in that the natives don't seem to know or care how important the mineral is themselves, and the moon is too remote and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou too dangerous]] for colonization.



** [[ZigZaggingTrope Played with]]. In the first battle, the natives' basic weapons do very little damage to human gunships. In the second, after they work on their tactics with advice from Jake, and with much nastier compound bows it's subverted when that's ''still'' not enough to carry the day against the wall of gunfire, despite doing quite well at first. [[spoiler: Then the DeusExMachina kicks in]]. Also, {{Lampshaded}} by Trudy:
--->"You're going up against gunships with bows and arrows."

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** [[ZigZaggingTrope Played with]]. In the first battle, the natives' basic weapons do very little damage to human gunships. In the second, after they work on their tactics with advice from Jake, and with much nastier compound bows it's subverted when that's ''still'' not enough to carry the day against the wall of gunfire, despite doing quite well at first. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then the DeusExMachina kicks in]]. Also, {{Lampshaded}} by Trudy:
--->"You're --->'''Trudy:''' You're going up against gunships with bows and arrows."



* SpaceMarine: The corporation's private military contractors fill this role in this movie, although one wonders why Cameron didn't [[CanonWelding just bite the bullet]] and call them the [[Film/{{Aliens}} Colonial Marines]]. With their AMP suits supporting foot-mobile infantry, they're ironically far closer to the Mobile Infantry of ''Starship Troopers'' than the so-called film adaptation of that book.

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* SpaceMarine: The corporation's private military contractors fill this role in this movie, although one wonders why Cameron didn't [[CanonWelding just bite the bullet]] and call them the [[Film/{{Aliens}} Colonial Marines]]. With their AMP suits supporting foot-mobile infantry, they're ironically far closer to the Mobile Infantry of ''Starship Troopers'' ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' than the so-called film adaptation of that book.



* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler:The Dragon ship and the makeshift bomber go out with huge kabooms that put Creator/MichaelBay to shame. {{Justified|Trope}} in case of the bomber, because it's loaded with [[MadeOfExplodium lots of explosives]]. Also, the Hometree falls after perhaps several dozen huge explosions]].

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* StuffBlowingUp: StuffBlowingUp:
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[[spoiler:The Dragon ship and the makeshift bomber go out with huge kabooms that put Creator/MichaelBay to shame. {{Justified|Trope}} in case of the bomber, because it's loaded with [[MadeOfExplodium lots of explosives]]. Also, the explosives]].
** The
Hometree falls after perhaps several dozen huge explosions]].



* ThisMeansWarpaint: The Na'vi [[GoingNative and their allies]], just before the FinalBattle. Trudy even put warpaint [[NoseArt around the cockpit]] of her stolen BlackHelicopter.

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* ThisMeansWarpaint: The Na'vi [[GoingNative and their allies]], just before the FinalBattle. Trudy even put warpaint [[NoseArt around the cockpit]] of her stolen BlackHelicopter.gunship.



--> '''Trudy:''' Damn, I was hoping for a plan that didn't involve martyrdom.

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--> '''Trudy:''' -->'''Trudy:''' Damn, I was hoping for a plan that didn't involve martyrdom.



* ZergRush: Attempted by the Na'vi in the final battle. Didn't work very well, [[spoiler: until Eywa performs a much larger ZergRush - this time with Titanotheres, who can actually withstand the heavy fire. And Viperwolves. And many many more Banshees. Capped off with a Thanator offering itself to Neytiri as an Epic Mount]].

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* ZergRush: Attempted by the Na'vi in the final battle. Didn't work very well, [[spoiler: until Eywa performs a much larger ZergRush - -- this time with Titanotheres, who can actually withstand the heavy fire. And Viperwolves. And many many more Banshees. Capped off with a Thanator offering itself to Neytiri as an Epic Mount]].






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* ColonelBadass: At one point Quaritch charges outside (the atmosphere on Pandora is largely inhospitable to humans) to unload a full clip at the deserters, then, after his assistant has shown up, slips on his breathing mask.

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* ColonelBadass: At one point Quaritch charges outside (the atmosphere on Pandora is largely inhospitable to humans) to unload a full clip magazine at the deserters, then, after his assistant has shown up, slips on his breathing mask.
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