If this world truly is the dream of a butterfly, then we should take each moment to admire it.
Katara: [opening narration] Water… Earth… Fire… Air. Long ago, the 4 nations lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all 4 elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.
Katara: Why didn’t you tell us you were the Avatar?
Aang: Because… I never wanted to be
Prince Zuko: You’re just a child!
Aang: Well, you’re just a teenager.
Sokka: Who ate all my blubbered-seal jerky?
Aang: That was food? I used it to start the campfire last night.
Sokka: [groans] That was why the smoke smelled so good…
Sokka: How come every time you play with magic water, I get soaked?
Katara: It’s not magic. It’s Water Bending.
*Prince Zuko: [looking at a map] How am I going to find the Avatar? He is clearly a master of evasive maneuvering.
Sokka: [cut to him, looking at the same map] You have no idea where you’re going, do you?
Sokka: I’m sorry. I treated you like a girl when I should have treated you like a warrior.
Suki: [kisses Sokka on the cheek] I am a warrior, but I’m a girl, too.
Zhao: You can’t compete with me. I have hundreds of warships under my command. And you, you’re just a banished prince. No home. No allies. Your own father doesn’t even want you.
Prince Zuko: You’re wrong. Once I deliver the Avatar to my father, he will welcome me home with honor, and restore my rightful place on the throne.
Zhao: If your father really wanted you home, he would have let you return by now, Avatar or no Avatar. But in his eyes you are a failure and a disgrace to the Fire Nation.
Prince Zuko: That’s not true.
Zhao: You have the scar to prove it.
Prince Zuko: [shouts] Maybe you’d like one to match!
Katara: Sokka, you’re a genius!
Aang: How is Sokka a genius? His plan didn’t even work.
Sokka: Come on, Aang. Let her dream.
Katara: You’re right. Sokka’s plan didn’t work. But it looks like it did.
Aang: Did the definition of “genius” change in the last hundred years?
Earth Bender: Surrender yourselves! It’s five against two. You’re clearly outnumbered.
Uncle Iroh: That’s true. But you are clearly outmatched.
Aang: [excitedly after escaping the Fire Navy fleet] We did it!
Sokka: [scared to death] We got into the Fire Nation… Great!
Sokka: [after a pirate captures Aang in a net] What? I’m not good enough to kidnap?
[an identical net snags him]
Sokka: Think about it. No matter where we go, Prince Zuko and the Fire Benders manage to find us. It’s because they spot Appa. He’s just too noticeable.
Katara: Appa’s not too noticeable.
Sokka: He’s a gigantic, fluffy monster with an arrow on his head! It’s kind of hard to miss him!
Fire Lord Ozai: [to young Prince Zuko in a flashback] You *will* learn respect, and suffering will be your teacher!
Prince Zuko: My honor, my throne, my country. I’m about to lose them all.
Sokka: I’m too young to die!
Old Fisherman: I’m not but I still don’t wanna!
Uncle Iroh: So this is how the great commander Zhao acts in defeat… disgraceful! Even in exile my nephew is more honorable then you. Thank you again for the tea. It was delicious.
Prince Zuko: Did you really mean what you said, Uncle?
Uncle Iroh: Of course. I love Ginseng tea.
Aang: You’re insane, aren’t you?
Herb Woman: That’s right!
Aang: Wow, I haven’t cleaned my room in 100 years… Not looking forward to that…
Sokka: What is that?
Aang: This is Appa, my flying bison.
Sokka: Yeah, and this is Katara, my flying sister.
Aang: [to Katara while battling a band of pirates] Hey! You did the Water Whip!
Katara: I couldn’t have done it without your help!
Sokka: [being restrained by three pirates] Will you two quit congratulating each other and help me out?
Sokka: [delirious because of illness] You know what I like about Appa? His sense of humor!
Katara: [softly] That’s nice. I’ll be sure to tell him that.
Sokka: [laughs] Classic Appa!
Sokka: [thinks he’s an earthbender] Take *that*, you rock!
Prince Zuko: How stupid do you think I am?
Sokka: Pretty stupid.
Katara: Are you saying I’m a liar?
Sokka: No. I’m saying you’re an optimist. Same thing really.
[Sokka has been temporarily paralyzed]
Sokka: I’m starting to get some feeling back!
[part of a wall collapses on him]
Katara: [to Appa after arriving at Roku’s teple] Aww, you must be tired.
Sokka: No! I’m refreshed and ready to fight some firebenders!
Katara: I was talking to Appa.
Sokka: Well, I was talking… to Momo!
Sokka: So how’s waterbender training going?
Aang: Master Poophead won’t teach her because she’s a girl.
Sokka: Why don’t you teach her, Aang?
Katara: Sokka, that’s a great idea! Aang can learn the moves during the day, and then teach them to me at night! That way everybody’s happy!
Sokka: I’m not happy.
Katara: But you’re never happy.
Prince Zuko: [to Katara] You rise with the moon. I rise with the sun.
Aang: Wait! My friends need to suck on those frogs!
Villager: Aunt Wu reads from the clouds whether or not our village will be destroyed by the volcano.
Aang: Hey, that cloud looks like a fluffy bunny!
Villager: You’d better hope that’s not it. The fluffy bunny cloud symbolizes death and destruction.
Sokka: Can you even *hear* yourself?
Prince Zuko: I want the Avatar. I want my honor, my throne. I want my father not to think I’m worthless.
Uncle Iroh: I’m sure he doesn’t. Why would he banish you if he didn’t care?
[Zuko walks off]
Uncle Iroh: Err, that came out wrong, didn’t it?
Azula: In my country, we exchange a pleasant hello before asking questions. Have you become uncivilized so soon, Zuzu?
Prince Zuko: Don’t call me that!
Captain: Princess, I’m afraid the tides won’t allow us to bring the ship into port before nightfall.
Azula: I’m sorry, Captain, but I do not know much about the tides. Can you explain something to me?
Captain: Of course.
Azula: Do the tides command this ship?
Captain: I’m afraid I don’t understand.
Azula: You said “the tides would not allow us to bring the ship in.” Do the tides command this ship?
Captain: No, Princess.
Azula: And if I were to have you thrown overboard, would the tides think twice about having you smashed against the rocky shore?
Captain: No, Princess.
Azula: Well, then, maybe you should worry less about the tides, who’ve already made up their mind about killing you, and worry more about me, who’s still mulling it over…
Ty Lee: [after Mai and Zuko fall in the fountain] Aww, they’re so cute together.
Mai: [as Zuko skulks aways] You two are such… ugh!
Ursa: [just entering as Zuko stomps passed] Uncle Iroh has sent us a message from the war front. You’re soaking wet.
Prince Zuko: Girls are crazy!
Earth Bender: [after Zuko defeats him with Fire Bending] Who… who are you?
Prince Zuko: My name is Zuko, son of Ursa and Fire Lord Ozai! Prince of the Fire Nation and heir to the throne!
Young Azula: [to Zuko; singsong voice] Dad’s going to kill you!
Young Azula: Really, he is.
Ursa, Zuko’s Mother: Zuko, please, my love, listen to me. Everything I’ve done, I’ve done to protect you. remember this, Zuko. No matter how things may seem to change, never forget who you are.
Ty Lee: My aura has never been pinker!
Ty Lee: [about Sokka] Is it just me, or was that guy kinda cute?
Prince Zuko: [about Azula] I know what you’re going to say. She’s my sister, and I should be trying to get along with her.
Uncle Iroh: No, she’s crazy, and she needs to go down.
Azula: Well, look at this. Enemies and traitors working together. I’m done. I know when I’m beaten. A princess surrenders with honor.
[when Iroh isn’t looking she blasts him with lightning]
Sokka: [hunting a cute baby animal] You’re awfully cute. But unfortunetly for you, your made of meat.
Mai: [to Azula] Please tell me you’re here to kill me.
[to Admrial Zhao about his fire bending skills]
Aang: I don’t know why, but I thought you would be better then Zuko!
Sokka: Aang, this is my friend Foo-Foo Cuddly-Poops. Foo-Foo Cuddly-Poops, Aang.
Prince Zuko: [shouting out at skies during a thunderstorm] You’ve always thrown everything you could at me! Well I can take it! And now I can give it back! Come on! Strike me! You’ve never held back before!
[pause before he falls to his knees and breaks down in tears]
Ty Lee: They’re not wads… they’re more like bundles… bunches? It has an ‘uh’ sound…
Ty Lee: Clumps! They’re clumps!
Toph Beifong: I already told you, I don’t want to snuggle.
[Appa groans, and then she begins to realize something’s wrong]
Toph Beifong: The library’s sinking. THE LIBRARY’S SINKING!
Katara: You’ve been hallucinating on cactus juice all day, and now you lick something you find stuck to the wall of a cave?
Sokka: I have a natural curiosity.
Sokka: [when Katara gives him the last of their water in the desert] We’re drinking your bending water? You used this on the swamp guy!
Won Shi Tong: [to Katara] Your Water Bending won’t do you much good here! I’ve studied Northern Water Style, Southern Water Style, even Foggy Swamp Style!
Sokka: [drops from the ceiling and knocks him out with a heavy book] That’s called Sokka Style! Learn it!
Sokka: [while hallucinating] Drink cactus juice! It’ll quench ya!
Sokka: Nothing’s quenchier!
[while doing ‘the worm’]
Sokka: It’s the quenchiest!
Uncle Iroh: I know your not supposed to cry over spilled tea, but
Uncle Iroh: it’s just so sad!
Toph Beifong: Yeah! Let’s break some rules!
[she blasts a large chunk of the house wall off with her earthbending]
Prince Zuko: What are you doing here?
Uncle Iroh: I was about to ask you the same thing. What do you plan to do now that you’ve found the avatar’s bison? Are you going to keep him locked up in our apparetment? Should I make some tea for him?
Prince Zuko: First I have to get him out of here.
Uncle Iroh: AND THEN WHAT? You never think these things through. This is exactly what happened when you captured the Avatar at the North Pole. YOU HAD HIM AND THEN YOU HAD NOWHERE TO GO!
Prince Zuko: I would have figured something out.
Uncle Iroh: NO! If his friends hadn’t of found you YOU WOULD HAVE FROZEN TO DEATH!
Prince Zuko: I know my own destiny Uncle!
Uncle Iroh: Is it your own destiny or one that someone is trying to force on you?
Prince Zuko: Stop it Uncle! I have to do this!
Uncle Iroh: I’M BEGGING YOU, PRINCE ZUKO! It’s time for you to look inward and start asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do YOU want?
Prince Zuko: [yells in frustration and slams his swords on the ground]
Toph Beifong: [after Jet is wounded in battle and Jet promised Katara he was going to be okay] He’s lying.
Katara: I will never, ever turn my back on people who need me!