History Recap / AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAvatarState

14th Jun '18 10:46:13 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ChangedMyMindKid: Iroh quickly changes his mind about staying behind and joins Suko onto Azula's ship.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: Iroh quickly changes his mind about staying behind and joins Suko Zuko onto Azula's ship.
23rd Apr '18 10:53:37 AM eroock
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* CessationOfExistence: Avatar Roku reveals to Aang that if he dies in the Avatar State, the cycle of reincarnation would end.
23rd Apr '18 10:52:57 AM eroock
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23rd Apr '18 10:52:46 AM eroock
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-->"I want my father not to think I'm worthless."
-->'''Zuko'''

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-->"I ->''"I want my father not to think I'm worthless."
-->'''Zuko'''
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-->-- '''Zuko'''



* ChangedMyMindKid: Iroh quickly changes his mind about staying behind and joins Suko onto Azula's ship.



* CherryBlossoms: Suko's scenes have cherry petals floating about.



* DefenseMechanismSuperpower: Roku specifically identifies the Avatar State as primarily being one of these.

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* DefenseMechanismSuperpower: DefenceMechanismSuperpower: Roku specifically identifies the Avatar State as primarily being one of these.these.
* DreamIntro: The season opens with a dream sequence which quickly reveals itself as such by its surreal nature.



* FatalFlaw: Zuko's need to be accepted by his father blinds him to the fact that Azula's playing him like a fiddle.

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* FailureMontage: We get several scenes of General Fong trying to get Aang reach his Avatar State with no success.
* FatalFlaw: Zuko's need to be accepted by his father blinds him to the fact that Azula's [[FlawExploitation playing him like a fiddle.fiddle]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: After Aang's been calmed down, General Fong (who has learnt nothing) suggests trying to find a way to control the Avatar State. Of course, Roku's display back during ''The Winter Solstice'' shows it could be controlled, Aang just doesn't know how... yet.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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After Aang's been calmed down, General Fong (who has learnt nothing) suggests trying to find a way to control the Avatar State. Of course, Roku's display back during ''The Winter Solstice'' shows it could be controlled, Aang just doesn't know how... yet.



* FreudianSlip: Azula would have easily had Zuko and Iroh caught if not for one of her subordinates accidentally refer to the two as "prisoners".



* LivingWeapon: General Fong thinks this of Aang.
* LooseLips: Azula would have easily had Zuko and Iroh caught if not for one of her subordinates accidentally refer to the two as "prisoners".



* NecessaryDrawback: After the previous season finale revealed how [[StoryBreakerPower incredibly powerful the Avatar State is]], this episode is quite smartly devoted to explaining why Aang doesn't just use it all the time now.



* ParallelConflictSequence: Aang's conflict with General Fong plays out at the same time as Zuko and Iroh fight Azula.



* QuicksandSucks: General Fong buries Katara in quick sand in an attempt to force Aang into the Avatar State. It works out.



* StoryBreakerPower: After the previous season finale revealed how incredibly powerful the Avatar State is, this episode is quite smartly devoted to explaining why Aang doesn't just use it all the time now.

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* StoryBreakerPower: After TapOnTheHead: General Fong goes out after a hit on the previous season finale revealed how incredibly powerful the Avatar State is, this episode is quite smartly devoted to explaining why Aang doesn't just use it all the time now.head from Sokka.


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* ToughLove: This may be what Iroh was trying to allude to when asking Zuko why his father would banish him if he didn't care.
* TrespassingToTalk: Azula awaits Iroh and Suko in their house, much to their surprise.
23rd Apr '18 10:49:00 AM eroock
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Our heroes leave the Northern Water Tribe so that Aang can begin his search for an Earth Bending teacher. Aang begins to feel guilty and overwhelmed by the sheer power he holds, and the fact that he has killed people while under the control of the Avatar State. At the same time, they meet an Earth Kingdom general named Fong, who urges Aang to learn to control that very state's power instead of focusing on the four elements, so that the war can be won quicker. Zuko and Iroh, meanwhile, are outcasts, without their ship; at least until Zuko's sister Azula comes welcoming them back to the Fire Nation with open arms.

Despite Katara's misgivings, Aang is convinced to find a way to purposely trigger the Avatar State after seeing the casualties from a battle. HilarityEnsues. Nothing, like scaring Aang, making him wear uniforms from the four nations, or even an energy boosting drink, seem to invoke the Avatar State.

Meanwhile, Zuko can't believe his luck- and neither can Iroh. Ozai isn't the sort of person to just say, "Okay, I made a mistake. Sorry." Something must be up. Zuko accuses Iroh of being a lazy old man who's just jealous of his younger, more successful brother. The two, in spite of Iroh's suspicions, board Azula's ship. Things look all right... until her captain refers to Zuko and Iroh as 'the prisoners'. Realization hits, and Zuko attacks his sister in rage.

Aang, meanwhile, after a talk with Katara and another nightmare, concludes that forcing the Avatar State is a bad idea. He tells General Fong that the State can only be brought out if Aang is either in danger or enraged. Fong decides that the only solution then is ''attack Aang!'' He has his troops converge on the Avatar. Katara and Sokka run in to help, and the general decides to endanger Katara. He uses his earthbending to submerge the waterbender deeper and deeper into the ground, threatening to kill her if Aang doesn't transform. When he completely buries Katara, Aang snaps- and the Avatar State is invoked.

Back at the coast, Zuko and Iroh fight against Azula and her forces. While Iroh is able to fend off the soldiers, Zuko has his hands full fighting his more-skilled sister.

-->'''Azula:''' You know Father blames Uncle for the loss at the North Pole. And he considers you a miserable failure for not finding the Avatar. Why would he want you back home, except to lock you up where you can no longer embarrass him?

Despite Zuko's best efforts, he is unable to overcome Azula. Before the princess can finish him off with lightning, Iroh redirects the bolt and knocks his niece into the water. He and Zuko take this chance to escape.

Back at the base, General Fong is elated and unburies Katara. However, The Avatar State still perceives a threat to Aang and levels half the fortress with a single earthbending attack in order to neutralize it, hurting many of the soldiers.

While the Avatar State has control, Avatar Roku contacts him, and tells the secret behind the Avatar State.

-->'''Roku:''' The Avatar state is a defense mechanism, designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge of all the past Avatars. [...] In the avatar state you are at your most powerful, but you are also at your most vulnerable. If you are killed in the Avatar state, the reincarnation cycle will be broken and the Avatar will cease to exist.

The Avatar State powers down, and Aang comes to in Katara's arms, sorry for what happened. But General Fong isn't. If anything, he's more excited than ever about the Avatar State's power. Sokka just knocks the general out, and the Gaang head out to Omashu- ''without'' the military escort. But they probably won't need it.

At a Fire Nation colony, Azula publicly declares Zuko and Iroh fugitives, and anyone who harbors them will face the Fire Lord's wrath. Far away, Zuko and Iroh, now fully aware of their station, cut their topknots, symbolically cutting ties with their homeland.

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Our heroes leave Aang and his friends rest at Earth Kingdom Outpost after their journey from the Northern Water Tribe so North Pole. They are to be escorted to Omashu, where Aang intends to find King Bumi to teach him earthbending. But General Fong, inspired by Aang's battle-determining actions during the Siege of the North, suggests that Aang can begin his search for an Earth Bending teacher. Aang begins to feel guilty defeat the Fire Lord and overwhelmed by end the sheer power he holds, and the fact that he has killed people while under the control of war immediately by triggering the Avatar State. At In the same time, they meet an Earth Kingdom general named Fong, who urges Aang to learn to control that very state's power instead of focusing on the four elements, so that the war can be won quicker. meantime, Zuko and Iroh, meanwhile, Iroh are outcasts, without their ship; at least until visited by Zuko's sister Azula comes welcoming them back to sister, Azula, who has come bearing a message from the Fire Nation with open arms.

Despite Katara's misgivings, Aang is convinced to find a way to purposely trigger
Lord, requesting their return home. After many failed attempts, the General finally succeeds in triggering the Avatar State after seeing by faking Katara's death. Aang nearly destroys the casualties from a battle. HilarityEnsues. Nothing, like scaring Aang, making him wear uniforms from the four nations, or even an energy boosting drink, seem to invoke the base in anger but is then told by Avatar State.

Meanwhile, Zuko can't believe his luck- and neither can Iroh. Ozai isn't the sort of person to just say, "Okay, I made a mistake. Sorry." Something must be up. Zuko accuses Iroh of being a lazy old man who's just jealous of his younger, more successful brother. The two, in spite of Iroh's suspicions, board Azula's ship. Things look all right... until her captain refers to Zuko and Iroh as 'the prisoners'. Realization hits, and Zuko attacks his sister in rage.

Aang, meanwhile, after a talk with Katara and another nightmare, concludes
Roku that forcing the if he is killed in his Avatar State is a bad idea. He tells General Fong that the State can only be brought out if Aang is either in danger or enraged. Fong decides that the only solution then is ''attack Aang!'' He has his troops converge on the Avatar. Katara and Sokka run in to help, and the general decides to endanger Katara. He uses his earthbending to submerge the waterbender deeper and deeper into the ground, threatening to kill her if Aang doesn't transform. When he completely buries Katara, Aang snaps- and the Avatar State is invoked.

Back at the coast, Zuko and Iroh fight against Azula and her forces. While Iroh is able to fend off the soldiers, Zuko has his hands full fighting his more-skilled sister.

-->'''Azula:''' You know Father blames Uncle for the loss at the North Pole. And he considers you a miserable failure for not finding the Avatar. Why would he want you back home, except to lock you up where you can no longer embarrass him?

Despite Zuko's best efforts, he is unable to overcome Azula. Before the princess can finish him off with lightning, Iroh redirects the bolt and knocks his niece into the water. He and Zuko take this chance to escape.

Back at the base, General Fong is elated and unburies Katara. However, The Avatar State still perceives a threat to Aang and levels half the fortress with a single earthbending attack in order to neutralize it, hurting many of the soldiers.

While the Avatar State has control, Avatar Roku contacts him, and tells the secret behind the Avatar State.

-->'''Roku:''' The Avatar state is a defense mechanism, designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge of all the past Avatars. [...] In the avatar state you are at your most powerful, but you are also at your most vulnerable. If you are killed in the Avatar state, the reincarnation cycle will be broken and the Avatar
Spirit will cease to exist.

exist. The Avatar State powers down, group decides to go to Omashu alone. When a Fire guard accidentally utters that Azula's summons is a ruse in order to imprison Zuko and Aang comes Iroh. They escape however, but are subsequently forced to in Katara's arms, sorry for what happened. But General Fong isn't. If anything, he's more excited than ever about the Avatar State's power. Sokka just knocks the general out, and the Gaang head out to Omashu- ''without'' the military escort. But become outcasts, realizing that they probably won't need it.

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are to become fugitives of the Fire Nation colony, Azula publicly declares Zuko after Iroh's treacherous saving of the Moon Spirit at the North Pole, and Iroh fugitives, and anyone who harbors them will face Zuko's failure to capture the Fire Lord's wrath. Far away, Zuko and Iroh, now fully aware of their station, cut their topknots, symbolically cutting ties with their homeland.
Avatar.
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26th Mar '18 5:26:35 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibilityWithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility: This is the first time the Avatar State is really explained, with both its power and its dangers, making the point that aang must use it responsibly.
26th Mar '18 5:25:00 AM IdumeanPatriot
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-->'''[[spoiler: Zuko]]:'' You lied to me!

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-->'''[[spoiler: Zuko]]:'' Zuko]]:''' You lied to me!
24th Mar '18 6:49:03 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* SinkOrSwimMentor: General Fong eventually resorts to this to unlock the Avatar State, making sure Aang will ''need'' to do so in order to [[spoiler:save Katara]].
24th Mar '18 6:47:32 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: Azula is depicted with [[FemmeFatalons very long nails]], and the direction even draws specific attention to this, suggesting a much more sedentary lifestyle than the hands-on villainy and martial mastery that later becomes her signum.

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Azula is depicted with [[FemmeFatalons very long nails]], and the direction even draws specific attention to this, suggesting a much more sedentary lifestyle than the hands-on villainy and martial mastery that later becomes her signum.
24th Mar '18 6:47:13 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: Azula is depicted with [[FemmeFatalons very long nails]], and the direction even draws specific attention to this, suggesting a much more sedentary lifestyle than the hands-on villainy and martial mastery that later becomes her signum.
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