History Recap / AvatarTheLastAirbenderNightmaresAndDaydreams

5th Sep '17 8:48:11 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a [[AnxietyDreams nightmare]] about facing Ozai (as a giant FatBastard), who points out that [[NotWearingPantsDream Aang isn't wearing pants]]. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a [[AnxietyDreams nightmare]] about facing Ozai (as a giant FatBastard), who points out that [[NotWearingPantsDream Aang isn't wearing pants]]. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has once again confronts Ozai- having chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.
5th Sep '17 8:46:05 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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-->--'''Zuko''' finally realizes he's on the wrong side

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-->--'''Zuko''' finally realizes he's on the wrong side
has [[HeelFaceTurn a realization long in coming]]
1st Aug '17 3:13:34 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a [[AnxietyDreams nightmare]] about facing Ozai (as he imagines him to look) and [[NotWearingPantsDream suddenly discovering he isn't wearing pants]]. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

The next morning, Ozai appears and announces that Aang overslept and missed the invasion... causing the Avatar to wake up from yet another nightmare. Toph assures him that the invasion is still two days away, but Aang is more concerned with what he saw as premonitions for how his teammates will meet their demise in the invasion and tries to persuade them to prepare for them, in spite of their insistence that dreams aren't necessarily predictive. He finally concedes that he needs to find a way to relax, but a yoga session with Katara in a hot spring reminds him of the heat given off by firebending, a psychiatry session with Sokka as Wang Fire goes off the rails almost immediately, and a back massage on a grid of logs that Toph sets to vibrating by earthbending leaves him bruised (while her suggestion of acupuncture [[AfraidOfNeedles causes him to scream and flee]]).

That evening, Aang thanks the other team members for their help, but immediately has [[SurrealHorror another surreal and terrifying nightmare about Toph, Sokka, and Katara meeting bizarre demises as Ozai bends reality itself around him]]. He decides there's only one solution: stay awake until the invasion. The following morning, [[ShipTease he finally plucks up the nerve to tell Katara he loves her]], [[BigDamnKiss and they kiss]]... and [[DaydreamSurprise it turns out to be a daydream]], the subject of which he shies away from relating to the real Katara. He goes back to training, but his sleep deprivation is causing him to hallucinate, imagining [[SuddenlyVoiced Momo and Appa talking to him]] before donning samurai garb and fighting each other (which Sokka, Katara, and Toph regard as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight), to the cheers of crowds of koala-sheep, while Guru Pathik floats by with six arms singing a song about chakras. Aang declares that he needs to jump into a cold waterfall.

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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a [[AnxietyDreams nightmare]] about facing Ozai (as he imagines him to look) and a giant FatBastard), who points out that [[NotWearingPantsDream suddenly discovering he Aang isn't wearing pants]]. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

The next morning, Ozai appears and announces that Aang overslept and missed the invasion... invasion. He then flies away on a fire-breathing hippopotamus-cow, causing the Avatar Aang to wake up from yet another the nightmare. Toph assures him that the invasion is still two days away, but Aang is more concerned with what he saw as premonitions for how his teammates will meet their demise in the invasion and tries to persuade them to prepare for them, in spite of their insistence that dreams aren't necessarily predictive. He finally concedes that he needs to find a way to relax, but a yoga session with Katara in a hot spring reminds him of the heat given off by firebending, a psychiatry session with Sokka as Wang Fire goes off the rails almost immediately, and a back massage on a grid of logs that Toph sets to vibrating by earthbending leaves him bruised (while her suggestion of acupuncture [[AfraidOfNeedles causes him to scream and flee]]).

flee]]- no wonder, given that her idea of acupuncture involved a ''porcupine'').

That evening, Aang thanks the other team members for their help, but immediately has [[SurrealHorror another surreal and a surreal, terrifying nightmare about nightmare]] where he faces Ozai during Sozin's comet (which crashes to earth), while Katara, Toph, Sokka, and Katara meeting bizarre Sokka meet bizzare and horrific demises as and Ozai bends reality itself around him]]. He him. Once he wakes up, decides there's only one solution: stay awake until the invasion. The following morning, [[ShipTease he finally plucks up the nerve to tell Katara he loves her]], [[BigDamnKiss and they kiss]]... and [[DaydreamSurprise it turns out to be a daydream]], the subject of which he shies away from relating to the real Katara. He goes back to training, but his sleep deprivation is causing him to hallucinate, imagining [[SuddenlyVoiced Momo and Appa talking to him]] him and arguing about whether he should get some sleep]] before donning samurai garb and fighting each other (which Sokka, Katara, and Toph regard as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight), other, to the cheers of crowds of koala-sheep, while Guru Pathik floats by with six arms singing a song about chakras. Aang declares that he needs to jump into a cold waterfall.



* DavidVsGoliath: Aang hallucinates a battle between Momo the small lemur and Appa the giant bison.



* ALoadOfBull: Aang hallucinates that Appa is talking.

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* ALoadOfBull: Aang hallucinates that Appa is talking.stands on his hind legs, tells Aang that he needs to take care of himself, and then dons samurai gear, wields three swords, and fights Momo.



* NoYou: Aang to Dream!Ozai in his final dream.

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* NoYou: Aang to Dream!Ozai in his In Aang's final dream.Ozai dream, the giant Ozai figure tries to tell Aang he isn't wearing pants (again), but Aang turns it on him and says that Ozai's the one not wearing pants, much to his horror.
-->'''Dream!Ozai''': My royal parts are showing!
7th Jul '17 7:08:54 PM Korrasamilover
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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: All of Aang's dreams, as well as his hallucinations. There's such things as Ozai the giant VillainousGlutton, Aang as an anime ShoutOut, giant eyes opening up in the air, [[NotWearingPantsDream Aang suddenly not wearing pants]], Ozai taunting Aang about missing his math test (causing Aang to fall into a giant abacus), Momo being a giant attempting to grab Aang and Appa, Toph not having eyes, there being a random ocean under the Fire Lord's palace, Appa and Momo talking, Appa and Momo swordfighting while sheep cheer them on, and a six-armed Guru Pathik sitting on a cloud and singing about how everyone loves chakras.

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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: All of Aang's dreams, as well as his hallucinations. There's such things as Ozai the giant VillainousGlutton, Aang as an anime ShoutOut, giant eyes opening up in the air, [[NotWearingPantsDream Aang suddenly not wearing pants]], Ozai taunting Aang about missing his math test (causing Aang to fall into a giant abacus), Momo being a giant attempting to grab Aang and Appa, Toph not having eyes, there being a random ocean under the Fire Lord's palace, Appa and Momo talking, Appa and Momo swordfighting while sheep cheer them on, and a six-armed Guru Pathik sitting on a cloud and singing about how everyone loves chakras.chakras, not to mention the lines of rocks that act like snakes.
29th Jun '17 1:28:58 PM Snicka
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* AnthropomorphicZigZag: Happens within the episode. Aang briefly hallucinates that Momo is [[SuddenlyVoiced able to talk]] - then returns to his normal chattering. Then Appa shows up, standing on two legs and talking to Momo, and Momo talking back to him. Then Momo puts on a robe, Appa puts on samurai armor, and they engage in a sword fight. When Aang's hallucinations end, they're back to normal animals.
27th Jun '17 2:21:23 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* PottyEmergency: How Aang predicts Toph drinking water would bring about a loss in their battle in one of his dreams.
11th Mar '17 10:06:12 AM mlsmithca
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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a nightmare about facing Ozai (as he imagines him to look) and suddenly discovering he isn't wearing pants. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

The next morning, Ozai appears and announces that Aang overslept and missed the invasion... causing the Avatar to wake up from yet another nightmare. Toph assures him that the invasion is still two days away, but Aang is more concerned with what he saw as premonitions for how his teammates will meet their demise in the invasion and tries to persuade them to prepare for them, in spite of their insistence that dreams aren't necessarily predictive. He finally concedes that he needs to find a way to relax, but a yoga session with Katara in a hot spring reminds him of the heat given off by firebending, a psychiatry session with Sokka as Wang Fire goes off the rails almost immediately, and a back massage on a grid of logs that Toph sets to vibrating by earthbending leaves him bruised (while her suggestion of acupuncture causes him to scream and flee).

That evening, Aang thanks the other team members for their help, but immediately has another surreal and terrifying nightmare about Toph, Sokka, and Katara meeting bizarre demises as Ozai bends reality itself around him. He decides there's only one solution: stay awake until the invasion. The following morning, he finally plucks up the nerve to tell Katara he loves her, and they kiss... and it turns out to be a daydream, the subject of which he shies away from relating to the real Katara. He goes back to training, but his sleep deprivation is causing him to hallucinate, imagining Momo and Appa talking to him before donning samurai garb and fighting each other (which Sokka, Katara, and Toph regard as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight), to the cheers of crowds of koala-sheep, while Guru Pathik floats by with six arms singing a song about chakras. Aang declares that he needs to jump into a cold waterfall.

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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a nightmare [[AnxietyDreams nightmare]] about facing Ozai (as he imagines him to look) and [[NotWearingPantsDream suddenly discovering he isn't wearing pants.pants]]. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

The next morning, Ozai appears and announces that Aang overslept and missed the invasion... causing the Avatar to wake up from yet another nightmare. Toph assures him that the invasion is still two days away, but Aang is more concerned with what he saw as premonitions for how his teammates will meet their demise in the invasion and tries to persuade them to prepare for them, in spite of their insistence that dreams aren't necessarily predictive. He finally concedes that he needs to find a way to relax, but a yoga session with Katara in a hot spring reminds him of the heat given off by firebending, a psychiatry session with Sokka as Wang Fire goes off the rails almost immediately, and a back massage on a grid of logs that Toph sets to vibrating by earthbending leaves him bruised (while her suggestion of acupuncture [[AfraidOfNeedles causes him to scream and flee).

flee]]).

That evening, Aang thanks the other team members for their help, but immediately has [[SurrealHorror another surreal and terrifying nightmare about Toph, Sokka, and Katara meeting bizarre demises as Ozai bends reality itself around him.him]]. He decides there's only one solution: stay awake until the invasion. The following morning, [[ShipTease he finally plucks up the nerve to tell Katara he loves her, her]], [[BigDamnKiss and they kiss... kiss]]... and [[DaydreamSurprise it turns out to be a daydream, daydream]], the subject of which he shies away from relating to the real Katara. He goes back to training, but his sleep deprivation is causing him to hallucinate, imagining [[SuddenlyVoiced Momo and Appa talking to him him]] before donning samurai garb and fighting each other (which Sokka, Katara, and Toph regard as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight), to the cheers of crowds of koala-sheep, while Guru Pathik floats by with six arms singing a song about chakras. Aang declares that he needs to jump into a cold waterfall.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Nightmares, funny stuff, Kataang ShipTease, hallucinations... hold on, did Zuko spend the night on Mai's couch?

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Nightmares, funny stuff, Kataang ShipTease, hallucinations... hold on, did Zuko spend the night on Mai's couch?



* MoodWhiplash: while most of Aang's nightmares are played as comedy, some of them are actually pretty dang frightening. Not to mention the snapback after the aforementioned Kataang Ship Tease.

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* MoodWhiplash: while While most of Aang's nightmares are played as comedy, some of them are actually pretty dang frightening. Not to mention the snapback after the aforementioned Kataang Ship Tease.
10th Mar '17 6:35:15 PM mlsmithca
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-->'''Zuko''' finally realizes he's on the wrong side

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-->'''Zuko''' -->--'''Zuko''' finally realizes he's on the wrong side



In the episode's B-plot, Zuko is trying to settle into life as the Fire Prince, having his every whim catered to and a crowd of adoring fans, but being unable to do anything or go anywhere without guards. As he spends the morning with Mai, she reveals that there is a war meeting coming up, and apparently no-one thought to tell Zuko about this. He confronts Azula, who naturally knows about the meeting, but says that it was probably simply assumed that Zuko would be there. Sure enough, on the day of the meeting, Ozai refuses to start until Zuko is in the room, literally at his right hand. Afterwards, Mai asks Zuko how the meeting went, and he says he actually felt wanted by his father for the first time in years... but despite being the perfect prince he's always aspired to be, he didn't feel like himself. Now, more than ever, he is conflicted over who and what he really wants to be.

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In the episode's B-plot, Zuko is trying to settle into life as the Fire Prince, having his every whim catered to and a crowd of adoring fans, but being unable to do anything or go anywhere without guards. As he spends the morning day (and, it appears, the night) with Mai, she reveals that there is a war meeting coming up, and apparently no-one thought to tell Zuko about this. He confronts Azula, who naturally knows about the meeting, but says that it was probably simply assumed that Zuko would be there. Sure enough, on the day of the meeting, Ozai refuses to start until Zuko is in the room, literally at his right hand. Afterwards, Mai asks Zuko how the meeting went, and he says he actually felt wanted by his father for the first time in years... but despite being the perfect prince he's always aspired to be, he didn't feel like himself. Now, more than ever, he is conflicted over who and what he really wants to be.
10th Mar '17 6:32:04 PM mlsmithca
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->"During the meeting, I was the perfect prince. The son my father wanted. But I wasn't me."

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->"During ->''"During the meeting, I was the perfect prince. The son my father wanted. But I wasn't me.""''



The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a nightmare about facing Ozai (as he imagines him to look) and suddenly discovering he isn't wearing pants. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening, he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest, but Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a nightmare about facing Ozai (as he imagines him to look) and suddenly discovering he isn't wearing pants. He bolts awake and decides to train until sunrise. When the other heroes wake up and Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka re-assures him that the eclipse will disable firebending anyway. Aang still decides to spend the rest of the day training, and when he goes to sleep that evening, evening (after irritating Toph with an endless stream of "Good night" wishes to everyone), he dreams that he has chained his pants in place to ensure he doesn't forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he was supposed to take. When he wakes up from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.
10th Mar '17 12:17:58 PM mlsmithca
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The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep. It's the island chosen for the invasion rendezvous, and the Gaang are four days early. Aang is anxious, since they only have four days until they invade the Fire Nation. Sokka's relaxed (and sleepy), since they have four whole days until they invade the Fire Nation. The only thing to do now is to get some rest.

Aang tries to do so, but his anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a nightmare. In this nighmare, Aang (who looks rather like [[Franchise/DragonBall Son Goku]]) confronts Ozai (who is a giant, doesn't look anything like the real Ozai, and is a VillainousGlutton) in a cave with a lot of pillars floating in the air. He declares that he's going to bring Ozai down, but Ozai stops him in his tracks by pointing out that he's not wearing pants. Aang looks down, freaks out, and covers his now-pantsless lower half with a cloud bearing the Air Nomad symbol. Disembodied eyes open up all around the cave, look at Aang, and then close and disappear. Dream!Ozai laughs as Aang sees himself out. Aang wakes up, and after making sure his pants are where they're supposed to be, he decides to train some more.

Meanwhile in the Fire Nation Capital, Zuko is experiencing a normal morning of being the Fire Prince. On the upside, servants are there to cater to his every whim, and he now has adoring fans (and the guards to keep away the persistent ones). On the downside, he can't even cross the street to Mai's without people pestering him to go in a palanquin.

Back at the koala-sheep island, Aang has been practicing all night, and he's currently punching a tree. When the rest of the group awakens, Katara asks him how long he's been up. He answers "a few hours", and says that he's got a ''lot'' more skills to refine before fighting Ozai.
-->'''Katara''': You know, there ''is'' such a thing as overtraining.

Aang's next punch to the tree causes him and the tree's foliage to fall down. He immediately gets back up and tells Katara that he's still got lots to work on- his form is bad, he's sloppy, and he still doesn't know any firebending (cue TwitchyEye). Sokka reassures Aang that the eclipse will block all firebending for its duration, so it's not like he's not going to need it.
-->'''Sokka''': Plus, it's a stupid element.

Aang is reassured on that front, but believes he still needs to work on everything else. He decides to spend the rest of the day training and air scooters away. That night, he returns to camp, says good night to the rest of the Gaang (and is interrupted by Toph), and has another nightmare.

This nightmare takes place in the same dream cavern as the first, but Aang now has spiky hair and a BadassLongcoat. He tells Dream!Ozai that what happened last time won't happen again- this time he's brought pants and ''chained them on'' (there's a lock over the crotch area). Ozai instead taunts Aang about forgetting his math test, as a giant abacus slams into the ground behind him. Aang falls into the abacus and wakes up.

Aang decides to go train some more, but before he can do much, he's interrupted by Katara. She wants him to get some rest, and his excuse, "[[ItMakesSenseInContext But I forgot my pants and my math test]]" doesn't convince her otherwise, although it does confuse her into silence for a bit. She talks Aang going to bed.

Meanwhile, Zuko's been spending time with Mai, and they're currently cuddling on her couch. He asks her what she'd get if she could have anything right then, and she replies that she wants a big fancy fruit tart with rose petals on top. Zuko points out that, as a prince, he could probably get it for her, and promptly tells a servant to go get it. Mai is impressed, and comments that there's definitely perks to being royalty. Of course, there are annoying things too, like that war meeting coming up. The one nobody told Zuko about.
-->'''Mai''': Azula mentioned something, I... I assumed you were going too.
-->'''Zuko''': I guess I wasn't invited.

Back with the Gaang, Ozai wakes up Aang, telling him that he overslept- and missed the invasion. He then flies away on a winged, fire-breathing hippopotamus-cow. Yep, it's another of Aang's nightmares. He wakes up Sokka, demanding to know what day it is. Sokka hastily gets up and bangs his nose into a rock, and it' Toph who reassures Aang that there's still two days until the invasion. Aang tries to get Sokka to do his rock-climbing exercises, because in one of Aang's nightmares, Sokka was trying to escape Fire Nation soldiers by going up a cliff, but was too slow and got caught.

Sokka is annoyed by this, and says that that was just a dream- in reality, he's a ''great'' climber. Aang challenges him to climb a nearby cliff, and he does so, complaining all the way.
-->'''Sokka''': Stupid avatar... stupid cliff...stupid dream... I can climb fast!

Aang is relieved to see Sokka doing well, but freaks out when he sees Toph about to drink from a waterskin. His "don't drink that!" warning causes her to SpitTake all over Katara (she waterbends it off), and startles Sokka ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]]) into falling off the cliff. Why? Because he had a dream where they all died because Toph needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the invasion.
-->'''Aang''' (to Katara): And you need to start wearing your hair up. In my dream, your hair got caught in a train, and...
-->'''Katara''': Aang! I know you're just trying to help, but you really need to get a grip. You're unraveling.

Aang concedes the point. He's horribly stressed, thinking about it just makes him more stressed, and Sokka's attempts at reassurance aren't helping. Katara tries to help him relieve stress via yoga stretches near an underground hot spring. Unfortunately, the warmth makes him think of the upcoming fight with the Fire Lord, and he once again freaks out. Since the yoga stretches clearly aren't helping, Katara gets him to talk out his troubles with Sokka-as-Wang Fire. Wang Fire is not the best of therapists.

The episode takes a break from Team Avatar's shenanigans to focus on Zuko confronting Azula, who's having her hair done. He's upset about not being welcome at the war meeting, but Azula tells him that of course he's welcome- Ozai probably just took it as a given that Zuko would be there and so didn't bother to explicitly invite him. She scolds him for his temper tantrum and tells him to just go to the meeting. Zuko says he's not going and storms off.

Back with Team Avatar, Aang is about to undergo Toph's idea of stress relief- a good old back pounding. It doesn't work and almost bruises Aang. Her next idea is acupuncture- with a porcupine-like animal she catapulted to her location. Aang screams and runs away.

Meanwhile, in the B-Plot, Zuko sulks about the war meeting and Mai tries to comfort him. She suggests a few things he can do with her to feel better... like taking a palanquin ride and ordering servants around. It doesn't work, and the episode quickly returns to Team Avatar.

Aang thanks the others for their efforts in calming him down. Now he might sorta slightly feel a little better... maybe. Sokka declares that then their work is done, and the others go to sleep. Aang tries to go to sleep too, but he has another nightmare.

In this nightmare, he's riding Appa through a storm while a giant Momo tries to grab him. The scene changes to an ominous tower, and then Aang standing in front of its doors, and then inside a hall. Toph is in front of him, but she has no eyes, and then falls down a trapdoor. Sokka comes charging through a tunnel, but is engulfed in mud. Katara is surrounded by fire, and Aang tries to rescue her, but his legs are frozen to a giant spur of ice. The fire forms an image of Ozai, which laughs at Aang and bites down. Aang then falls down into the ocean floor. The world then inverts, so now he's under a sheet of ice that Zuko is standing on top of. A comet passes behind Zuko. Aang then sees it hit the ground, turning the area into a hellscape. He then wakes up screaming.

Aang's screaming wakes up the rest of the Gaang, who ask what's going on. Aang replies that it's his nightmares. Sokka thinks it's time for another therapy session with Wang Fire, but Aang doesn't think that will help. There's only one thing left to do- stay awake until the invasion (TwitchyEye).

The next morning, Katara is stretching out by the shore, while Aang paces behind her. A talk about how Aang should really get some sleep segues into Aang confessing his love to Katara and them sharing a kiss- except wait, they didn't. Aang just daydreamed the kiss, and when Katara asks him what the daydream was about, he says 'living underwater'. Sorry, Kataang shippers.

Zuko, meanwhile, is on Mai's couch and she's making tea for him when a servant tells him that everyone's waiting for him. Everyone except Zuko had already arrived at the war meeting, and the Fire Lord had declared that they wouldn't start until Zuko was there. Zuko decides to attend the meeting.

While Zuko's busy doing that, Aang is training, with a tree stump that he stuck his Ozai noodle portrait on as a dummy. He blasts air at the tree, but overshoots and doesn't hit it. One of his air blasts hits Sokka, who's trying to make Appa some armor. He then tries jumping up and blasting air at the tree- and again, misses (but one leaf does fall off the tree!). As Aang yells at the painting, an offscreen voice comments that he's really starting to lose it. Aang turns around, but the only one there was Momo. It turns out, Momo was the one talking.
-->'''Momo''': You, my friend, are just a few plums short of a fruit pie.

Aang shakes his head a bit and then peeks at Momo through his hand. It work, and Momo's back to speaking lemur. Aang's relieved, and decides to explain it to Momo in lemur noises, much to the confusion of the rest of the Gaang, who are there to stage an intervention.
-->'''Katara''': Aang? We're all starting to get a little worried about you.
-->'''Sokka''': You've been awake too long.
-->'''Toph''': And you're acting downright weird.
-->'''Appa''': You've got to take care of yourself. You can't go on like this.

Aang doesn't see anything strange with Appa standing on his hind legs and talking, and tells the others that staying awake is the best way for him to deal with the AnxietyDreams. Momo agrees, and tells them to leave Aang alone. Appa and Momo start arguing, and Aang is unable to talk them down. He then asks Sokka what they should do.
-->'''Sokka''': About what?

Well, about Appa and Momo being dressed like samurai and having a duel in a bamboo forest. Each has their own cheering section of sheep. As Aang tries to get them to stop fighting, a six-armed version of Guru Pathik floats by on a cloud, singing a nonsensical song about chakras. Snakes made out of rocks slither out of the bamboo forest, and one encircles Aang before slithering off. Aang's target tree dances, and the scene ends with a circle of rocks, then one of sheep, encircling Aang, while six other rock lines stand on their ends and watch the ongoing duel between a bison and a lemur.
-->'''Aang''': I just need to jump in a cold waterfall!

The scene then cuts to Zuko exiting the war meeting. Mai asks him how it went, and he responds that he was ''wanted''- his father had even saved Zuko a seat at his right hand. Mai thinks it's wonderful, but Zuko isn't so sure. In that meeting, he was the perfect prince he'd always aspired to be, but it didn't feel like ''him''.

That night, at the island the Gaang are on, Aang sees a rock covered by white fluffy stuff. At first he assumes it's a hallucination, but actually the rest of the Gaang made it (using wool from the naked koala-sheep next to Sokka). They thought a good night's sleep would help his mental state. Aang is angry because they're thinking of sleep when the invasion was ''tomorrow'' and he still needs lots of practice, but the Gaang assure him that he's up to the challenge. Aang is much calmer now, and goes to sleep on the wool bed.

In this dream, he's once again in the cavern of his first two dreams, now looking wuzia-esque (Giant Dream!Ozai looks far more like the real deal, though). Like in the first dream, Ozai taunts him about not wearing pants, but this time Aang is ready and turns it back on him, telling Ozai that ''he's'' the one not wearing pants. Ozai then proceeds to look down and freak out just like Aang did in the first dream.
-->'''Ozai''': No! My royal parts are showing!

Back in reality, the sleeping Aang smiles.

to:

The Gaang land on an island uninhabited by anything except koala-sheep. It's the island chosen for koala-sheep, four days ahead of the invasion rendezvous, and the Gaang are four days early. Aang is anxious, since they only have four days until they invade the Fire Nation. Sokka's relaxed (and sleepy), since they have four whole days until they invade the Fire Nation. rendezvous. The only thing to do now is to get some rest.

Aang tries to do so,
rest, but his Aang's anxiety over the invasion causes him to have a nightmare. In this nighmare, Aang (who looks rather like [[Franchise/DragonBall Son Goku]]) confronts nightmare about facing Ozai (who is a giant, doesn't look anything like the real Ozai, (as he imagines him to look) and is a VillainousGlutton) in a cave with a lot of pillars floating in the air. He declares that he's going to bring Ozai down, but Ozai stops him in his tracks by pointing out that he's not suddenly discovering he isn't wearing pants. Aang looks down, freaks out, He bolts awake and covers his now-pantsless lower half with a cloud bearing the Air Nomad symbol. Disembodied eyes open up all around the cave, look at Aang, and then close and disappear. Dream!Ozai laughs as Aang sees himself out. Aang wakes up, and after making sure his pants are where they're supposed to be, he decides to train some more.

Meanwhile in the Fire Nation Capital, Zuko is experiencing a normal morning of being the Fire Prince. On the upside, servants are there to cater to his every whim, and he now has adoring fans (and the guards to keep away the persistent ones). On the downside, he can't even cross the street to Mai's without people pestering him to go in a palanquin.

Back at the koala-sheep island, Aang has been practicing all night, and he's currently punching a tree.
until sunrise. When the rest of the group awakens, Katara asks him how long he's been up. He answers "a few hours", and says that he's got a ''lot'' more skills to refine before fighting Ozai.
-->'''Katara''': You know, there ''is'' such a thing as overtraining.

Aang's next punch to the tree causes him and the tree's foliage to fall down. He immediately gets back
other heroes wake up and tells Katara that he's still got lots to work on- his form is bad, he's sloppy, and he still doesn't know any firebending (cue TwitchyEye). Aang stresses over being underprepared (particularly in firebending), Sokka reassures Aang re-assures him that the eclipse will block all disable firebending for its duration, so it's not like he's not going to need it.
-->'''Sokka''': Plus, it's a stupid element.

anyway. Aang is reassured on that front, but believes he still needs to work on everything else. He decides to spend the rest of the day training training, and air scooters away. That night, when he returns goes to camp, says good night to the rest of the Gaang (and is interrupted by Toph), and sleep that evening, he dreams that he has another nightmare.

This nightmare takes
chained his pants in place in the same dream cavern as the first, but Aang now has spiky hair and a BadassLongcoat. He tells Dream!Ozai that what happened last time won't happen again- this time he's brought pants and ''chained them on'' (there's a lock over the crotch area). Ozai instead taunts Aang about forgetting his math test, as a giant abacus slams into the ground behind him. Aang falls into the abacus and wakes up.

Aang decides
to go train some more, but before ensure he can do much, he's interrupted by Katara. She wants him to get some rest, and his excuse, "[[ItMakesSenseInContext But I forgot my pants and my math test]]" doesn't convince her otherwise, although it does confuse her into silence for a bit. She talks Aang forget them - only to learn that Ozai is going to bed.

Meanwhile, Zuko's been spending time with Mai, and they're currently cuddling on her couch. He asks her what she'd get if she could have anything right then, and she replies that she wants a big fancy fruit tart with rose petals on top. Zuko points out that, as a prince,
administer his mathematics test, which Aang completely forgot he could probably get it for her, and promptly tells a servant was supposed to go get it. Mai is impressed, and comments that there's definitely perks to being royalty. Of course, there are annoying things too, like that war meeting coming up. The one nobody told Zuko about.
-->'''Mai''': Azula mentioned something, I... I assumed you were going too.
-->'''Zuko''': I guess I wasn't invited.

Back with the Gaang, Ozai
take. When he wakes up Aang, telling from this nightmare, he tries to resume his training, but Katara talks him into going back to sleep.

The next morning, Ozai appears and announces
that he overslept- Aang overslept and missed the invasion. He then flies away on a winged, fire-breathing hippopotamus-cow. Yep, it's invasion... causing the Avatar to wake up from yet another of Aang's nightmares. He wakes up Sokka, demanding to know what day it is. Sokka hastily gets up and bangs his nose into a rock, and it' nightmare. Toph who reassures Aang assures him that there's the invasion is still two days until the invasion. away, but Aang is more concerned with what he saw as premonitions for how his teammates will meet their demise in the invasion and tries to get Sokka persuade them to do his rock-climbing exercises, because prepare for them, in one spite of Aang's nightmares, Sokka was trying to escape Fire Nation soldiers by going up a cliff, but was too slow and got caught.

Sokka is annoyed by this, and says
their insistence that that was just a dream- in reality, he's a ''great'' climber. Aang challenges him to climb a nearby cliff, and he does so, complaining all the way.
-->'''Sokka''': Stupid avatar... stupid cliff...stupid dream... I can climb fast!

Aang is relieved to see Sokka doing well, but freaks out when he sees Toph about to drink from a waterskin. His "don't drink that!" warning causes her to SpitTake all over Katara (she waterbends it off), and startles Sokka ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]]) into falling off the cliff. Why? Because he had a dream where they all died because Toph needed to use the bathroom in the middle of the invasion.
-->'''Aang''' (to Katara): And you need to start wearing your hair up. In my dream, your hair got caught in a train, and...
-->'''Katara''': Aang! I know you're just trying to help, but you really need to get a grip. You're unraveling.

Aang concedes the point. He's horribly stressed, thinking about it just makes him more stressed, and Sokka's attempts at reassurance
dreams aren't helping. necessarily predictive. He finally concedes that he needs to find a way to relax, but a yoga session with Katara tries to help in a hot spring reminds him relieve stress via yoga stretches near an underground hot spring. Unfortunately, the warmth makes him think of the upcoming fight heat given off by firebending, a psychiatry session with the Fire Lord, and he once again freaks out. Since the yoga stretches clearly aren't helping, Katara gets him to talk out his troubles with Sokka-as-Wang Fire. Sokka as Wang Fire is not goes off the best rails almost immediately, and a back massage on a grid of therapists.

The episode takes a break from Team Avatar's shenanigans to focus on Zuko confronting Azula, who's having her hair done. He's upset about not being welcome at the war meeting, but Azula tells him
logs that of course he's welcome- Ozai probably just took it as a given that Zuko would be there and so didn't bother Toph sets to explicitly invite him. She scolds vibrating by earthbending leaves him for his temper tantrum and tells bruised (while her suggestion of acupuncture causes him to just go to the meeting. Zuko says he's not going scream and storms off.

Back with Team Avatar, Aang is about to undergo Toph's idea of stress relief- a good old back pounding. It doesn't work and almost bruises Aang. Her next idea is acupuncture- with a porcupine-like animal she catapulted to her location. Aang screams and runs away.

Meanwhile, in the B-Plot, Zuko sulks about the war meeting and Mai tries to comfort him. She suggests a few things he can do with her to feel better... like taking a palanquin ride and ordering servants around. It doesn't work, and the episode quickly returns to Team Avatar.

flee).

That evening,
Aang thanks the others other team members for their efforts in calming him down. Now he might sorta slightly feel a little better... maybe. Sokka declares that then their work is done, and the others go to sleep. Aang tries to go to sleep too, help, but he immediately has another nightmare.

In this nightmare, he's riding Appa through a storm while a giant Momo tries to grab him. The scene changes to an ominous tower,
surreal and then Aang standing in front of its doors, terrifying nightmare about Toph, Sokka, and then inside a hall. Toph is in front of him, but she has no eyes, and then falls down a trapdoor. Sokka comes charging through a tunnel, but is engulfed in mud. Katara is surrounded by fire, and Aang tries to rescue her, but his legs are frozen to a giant spur of ice. The fire forms an image of Ozai, which laughs at Aang and bites down. Aang then falls down into the ocean floor. The world then inverts, so now he's under a sheet of ice that Zuko is standing on top of. A comet passes behind Zuko. Aang then sees it hit the ground, turning the area into a hellscape. meeting bizarre demises as Ozai bends reality itself around him. He then wakes up screaming.

Aang's screaming wakes up the rest of the Gaang, who ask what's going on. Aang replies that it's his nightmares. Sokka thinks it's time for another therapy session with Wang Fire, but Aang doesn't think that will help. There's
decides there's only one thing left to do- solution: stay awake until the invasion (TwitchyEye).

invasion. The next following morning, he finally plucks up the nerve to tell Katara is stretching out by the shore, while Aang paces behind her. A talk about how Aang should really get some sleep segues into Aang confessing his love to Katara he loves her, and them sharing a kiss- except wait, they didn't. Aang just daydreamed kiss... and it turns out to be a daydream, the kiss, and when Katara asks him what subject of which he shies away from relating to the daydream was about, he says 'living underwater'. Sorry, Kataang shippers.

Zuko, meanwhile, is on Mai's couch and she's making tea for him when a servant tells him that everyone's waiting for him. Everyone except Zuko had already arrived at the war meeting, and the Fire Lord had declared that they wouldn't start until Zuko was there. Zuko decides
real Katara. He goes back to attend the meeting.

While Zuko's busy doing that, Aang is
training, with a tree stump that he stuck but his Ozai noodle portrait on as a dummy. He blasts air at the tree, but overshoots and doesn't hit it. One of his air blasts hits Sokka, who's trying to make Appa some armor. He then tries jumping up and blasting air at the tree- and again, misses (but one leaf does fall off the tree!). As Aang yells at the painting, an offscreen voice comments that he's really starting to lose it. Aang turns around, but the only one there was Momo. It turns out, Momo was the one talking.
-->'''Momo''': You, my friend, are just a few plums short of a fruit pie.

Aang shakes his head a bit and then peeks at Momo through his hand. It work, and Momo's back to speaking lemur. Aang's relieved, and decides to explain it to Momo in lemur noises, much to the confusion of the rest of the Gaang, who are there to stage an intervention.
-->'''Katara''': Aang? We're all starting to get a little worried about you.
-->'''Sokka''': You've been awake too long.
-->'''Toph''': And you're acting downright weird.
-->'''Appa''': You've got to take care of yourself. You can't go on like this.

Aang doesn't see anything strange with Appa standing on his hind legs and talking, and tells the others that staying awake
sleep deprivation is the best way for causing him to deal with the AnxietyDreams. hallucinate, imagining Momo agrees, and tells them to leave Aang alone. Appa and Momo start arguing, and Aang is unable talking to talk them down. He then asks Sokka what they should do.
-->'''Sokka''': About what?

Well, about Appa and Momo being dressed like
him before donning samurai garb and having a duel in a bamboo forest. Each has their own cheering section fighting each other (which Sokka, Katara, and Toph regard as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight), to the cheers of sheep. As Aang tries to get them to stop fighting, a six-armed version crowds of koala-sheep, while Guru Pathik floats by on a cloud, with six arms singing a nonsensical song about chakras. Snakes made out of rocks slither out of the bamboo forest, and one encircles Aang before slithering off. Aang's target tree dances, and the scene ends with a circle of rocks, then one of sheep, encircling Aang, while six other rock lines stand on their ends and watch the ongoing duel between a bison and a lemur.
-->'''Aang''': I just need
declares that he needs to jump in into a cold waterfall!

The scene then cuts to Zuko exiting the war meeting. Mai asks him how it went, and he responds that he was ''wanted''- his father had even saved Zuko a seat at his right hand. Mai thinks it's wonderful, but Zuko isn't so sure. In that meeting, he was the perfect prince he'd always aspired to be, but it didn't feel like ''him''.

That night, at the island the Gaang are on,
waterfall.

As dusk falls,
Aang sees returns to the campsite to find a rock covered by white with fluffy stuff. At first he assumes it's a hallucination, but actually the rest of the Gaang made it (using wool from the naked koala-sheep next to Sokka). They thought wool that his friends made for him, reasoning that he ''really'' needs a good night's sleep would help his mental state. Aang is angry because they're thinking of sleep when before the invasion was ''tomorrow'' and he still needs lots of practice, but the Gaang invasion. They assure him that he's up to the challenge. Aang is much calmer now, challenge of fighting Ozai, and goes to sleep on the wool bed.

In
he lies down and promptly falls asleep... dreaming that this dream, he's once again in the cavern of his first two dreams, now looking wuzia-esque (Giant Dream!Ozai looks far more like the real deal, though). Like in the first dream, Ozai taunts him about time, it is ''Ozai'' who suddenly discovers he is not wearing pants, pants during their fight.

In the episode's B-plot, Zuko is trying to settle into life as the Fire Prince, having his every whim catered to and a crowd of adoring fans,
but this time Aang being unable to do anything or go anywhere without guards. As he spends the morning with Mai, she reveals that there is ready a war meeting coming up, and turns apparently no-one thought to tell Zuko about this. He confronts Azula, who naturally knows about the meeting, but says that it back was probably simply assumed that Zuko would be there. Sure enough, on him, telling the day of the meeting, Ozai that ''he's'' refuses to start until Zuko is in the one not wearing pants. Ozai then proceeds to look down room, literally at his right hand. Afterwards, Mai asks Zuko how the meeting went, and freak out just like Aang did in he says he actually felt wanted by his father for the first dream.
-->'''Ozai''': No! My royal parts are showing!

Back
time in reality, years... but despite being the sleeping Aang smiles.
perfect prince he's always aspired to be, he didn't feel like himself. Now, more than ever, he is conflicted over who and what he really wants to be.
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-->'''Sokka:''' "Of course you're stressed; you've gotta fight the Fire Lord: the baddest man on the planet! And you'd better win, or we're all done for..."
-->'''Katara:''' "Sokka! That's not helping!"

to:

-->'''Sokka:''' "Of Of course you're stressed; you've gotta fight the Fire Lord: the baddest man on the planet! And you'd better win, or we're all done for..."
for...
-->'''Katara:''' "Sokka! Sokka! That's not helping!"helping!



* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's War Meeting]]: The content of the war meeting go unrevealed for this episode, though whatever it was prompted Zuko to ''finally'' make a HeelRealization. The audience finally finds out what went on in the finale, and boy howdy is it a doozy.

to:

* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's War Meeting]]: ChekhovsGun: The content of the war meeting go unrevealed for this episode, though whatever it was prompted Zuko to ''finally'' make a HeelRealization. The audience finally finds out what went on in the finale, and boy howdy is it a doozy.



* [[MushroomSamba Sleep Deprivation Samba]]
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