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AANG
I went down. I didn't just get hurt, did I? It was worse than that. I was gone. But you brought me back.
KATARA
I just used the spirit water from the North Pole. I don't know what I did, exactly.
AANG
You saved me.
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KING BUMI
You've passed all my tests. Now you must answer one question.
AANG
That's not fair! You said you would release my friends if I finished your tests.
KING BUMI
Oh, but what's the point of tests if you don't learn anything?
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AANG
[after the guru has told him to let Katara go] Why would I let go of Katara? I... I love her!
GURU PATHIK
Learn to let her go. Or you cannot let the pure cosmic energy flow in from the universe.
AANG
Why would I choose pure cosmic energy over Katara? How could it be a bad thing that I feel an attachment to her? Three chakras ago that was a good thing!
GURU PATHIK
You must learn to let go.
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AANG
[about Sokka's sand sculpture] Is that a blubbering blob monster?
SOKKA
No. It's Suki. [Aang and Toph laugh]
TOPH BEIFONG
Suki, we'll all understand if you break up with him over this.
SUKI
I think it's sweet.
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SOKKA
[to Aang about the cute animal] Hello Aang, I want you to meet my new friend. Aang, Foo-foo-cuddly-poops, Foo-foo-cuddly-poops, Aang.
AANG
[picking the animal up] Aaaaaw, that's a cute name for a Saber-toothed moose-lion cub.
4
AANG
But the monks taught me that I had to detach myself from the world so my spirit could be free.
AVATAR YANCHEN
Many great and wise Air Nomads have detached themselved and achived spiritual enlightenment. But the Avatar can *never* do it. Because your sole duty is to the world. Here is my wisdom to you: selfless duty calls you to sacrifice your spiritual needs and do whatever it takes to protect the world. [Yanchen vanishes]
AANG
I guess I have no choice, Momo. I have to kill the Fire Lord.
3
KING BUMI
Neutral Jing is the key to earthbending. It involves listening and waiting for the right moment to strike.
AANG
That's why you surrendered, isn't it?
KING BUMI
Yes. And that's why I can't leave with you now.
AANG
I guess I need to find someone else to teach me earth bending.
KING BUMI
Your teacher will be someone who has mastered Neutral Jing. You need to find someone who waits and listens before striking.
3
JEONG JEONG
Get out.
AANG
Master, I need to master Firebending.
JEONG JEONG
Only a Fool seeks his own destruction.
AANG
I'm the Avatar. It's my destiny to...
JEONG JEONG
Destiny? What would a boy know of destiny? If a fish lives it's whole life in this river, does he know the river's destiny? No! Only that it runs on and on of his control! He may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end. He cannot imagine the ocean.
AANG
Okay... But it's Avatar's Duty to master all of the bending disciplines.
JEONG JEONG
To master the bending disciplines, you must first master discipline itself. But you have no intrest in this, So I have no intrest in you! Now, Get out!
AANG
Please, I have to learn. This could be my only chance.
JEONG JEONG
Are you deaf? How can I teach you if you refuse to listen? Before learning firebending you must learn water and earth. Water is cool and soothing, earth is steady and stable, But fire, fire is alive! It breathes, It grows, without a bender, a rock will not throw itself. But fire will spread and destroy everything in it's path if one does not have the will to control it! That is it's Destiny! You are not ready! You are too weak!
AVATAR ROKU
You think I am weak?
JEONG JEONG
Avatar Roku! No! No! I did not mean that!
AVATAR ROKU
3.I have mastered the elements thousands of times in a thousands lifetimes. Now, I must do it once again. You will teach the Avatar firebending.
JEONG JEONG
Yes, yes, I will teach you.
AANG
Really? That's great!
JEONG JEONG
Agh...
3
AANG
Listen guys, those kids at school are the future of the Fire Nation. If we want to change this place for the better, we need to show them a little taste of freedom.
SOKKA
What could you possible do for a country of depraved little fire monsters?
AANG
I'm going to throw them a secret dance party.
SOKKA
[Everyone stares blankly at Aang] Go to your room!
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AANG
I'm ready. I'm ready to face the Firelord. [Opens the door and they find Azula sitting on the throne]
AZULA
So you are alive after all. I had a hunch that you survived. But it doesn't matter. I've known about the invasion for months.