If you’re a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, then you’ll love this canvas wallpaper poster. It features Aang in the avatar state, bending all four elements at once.
Aang in the Avatar State
Aang has been training hard to master the Avatar State. This is a powerful form of meditation that can be activated by intense emotions or dire circumstances. Aang’s teacher, Guru Pathik, told him that he needed to unblock the last chakra before he could enter the Avatar State, which meant letting go of his Earthly attachment to Katara.
Aang was successful in unlocking 6 of his chakras, but he still wasn’t able to enter the Avatar State because the seventh one was locked. Pathik suggested that Aang meditate on his spirit and try to become enlightened, which would allow him to release the blockage of the chakra.
However, Aang was unable to do this because he had been injured in the battle with Azula, which prevented him from entering the Avatar State for the rest of the series. When he did finally enter the Avatar State, it was because he had managed to push back against the lightning of Azula.
In this episode, Aang and the team meet an Earth Kingdom general who has big plans for defeating the Fire Nation. Fong tells them he has a great plan to help the Earth Kingdom take over the Fire Nation, but Aang is reluctant to follow it because of a Nightmare Sequence that shows him rampaging in the Avatar State.
This episode also explores Aang’s motivation for experimenting with the Avatar State and why it isn’t working out as planned. He has to face some of his insecurities about being a leader as well as learning that certain emotions die hard. This is a good episode overall, but I hope Aang does learn to use the Avatar State more effectively in the future.
Aang in the Book of Water
After a lapse of 100 years, the Avatar-spiritual master of the elements is back in the world. He reunites with Katara, Sokka, and Momo to battle the Fire Nation as they head north on an epic journey that will determine the future of the world.
Aang, a 12-year-old Airbender with an impatient and proud personality, is determined to become the Chosen One to bring peace to the four nations of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air. As the Avatar, he has a responsibility to lead the war against the Fire Nation and protect the world’s four elements from being unbalanced.
During the journey, Aang, Katara, and Sokka meet a waterbender girl named Princess Yue. Though she is a woman, she has the same powerful waterbending abilities as men and can fight off pirates with her skill.
The trio then travel to Omashu, where Aang shows Katara and Sokka the massive stone causeways that he once used for fun a hundred years ago. They later meet a king of the city, an elderly and erratic man, who outs Aang as the Avatar.
Aang then finds a way to break free from Zuko’s hold on him, but it comes at the expense of a fisherman trapped in a storm. He also has to face off against Fire Lord Zhao, who has come to the Northern Water Tribe in a quest to destroy the Avatar.
Aang in the Book of Fire
After a long period of absence, Aang reawakens to a world that is war-torn and divided into four elemental nations. He and his friends seek answers to their questions, but they may have to take violent action against Fire Lord Sozin.
Aang and his group find themselves in a Fire Nation town, where they are approached by Chey, a man who offers to teach them firebending. However, he is a deserter from the Fire Nation and a powerful master of firebending who doesn’t believe in their twisted beliefs.
While he is not yet ready for the destruction fire can bring, he agrees to teach Aang if he will help him with his quest. But Aang soon learns that the Fire Nation is secretly planning to conquer the Earth Kingdom.
Katara, Aang, and Sokka then travel to a remote Southern Water Tribe village, where they meet Bato, an old friend of Katara and Sokka’s father who had been injured in battle and left behind by the rest of his tribe. The trio also encounters Hama, who has retaliated against the Fire Nation for their cruel treatment of her people.
Roku’s spirit intervenes to prevent Zhao from using the comet that Sozin used to begin the war, causing a spectacular display of bending that destroys the temple as Aang, Katara, and Sokka escape. Aang realizes that he will need to learn to master all four elements before the return of Sozin’s comet, but his quest for harmony and balance with the other three elements could put him at risk of becoming a target for the Fire Nation.
Aang in the Book of Earth
The story continues to follow Aang and his friends on a quest to restore harmony between the water, earth, fire, and air nations. In Book Two, Aang and his friends enter the Earth Kingdom to find a master earthbending teacher.
After a long journey, Aang and his team arrive in Ba Sing Se, the capital of the Earth Kingdom. There, they uncover a conspiracy that the Fire Nation has been hiding for years. They also learn about a crucial weakness that could help them win the war: an upcoming solar eclipse will prevent firebending for the duration of the conflict.
In the meantime, Zuko becomes a Fire Nation traitor and flees the nation with his nephew Iroh. He and Iroh then travel to Ba Sing Se and are pursued by Azula, a younger prodigy of Zuko’s.
Aang tries to find an earthbending teacher, but with little success. At an earthbending tournament hosted by Xin Fu, Aang finds a talented blind girl named Toph Beifong. She is the one Aang saw in his vision in the swamp.
She can sense her environment, and she is the earthbending instructor Bumi has instructed Aang to find. She can be a bit stubborn, but she is still a great teacher, and her advice to “wait and listen before striking” is perfect for Aang.
In the end, Aang succeeds in finding a new Earthbending teacher, and Katara, Sokka, Appa, and Momo all return to the world. Aang, however, is devastated when his beloved pet, Appa, is stolen by sandbenders.
Aang Overlooking the World
When we look back on Aang’s journey to becoming a fully realized Avatar, one of the most gratifying moments is when he uses his abilities to good effect. This is a major feat, and the best way to explain it is that Aang was able to reconcile the best of both worlds, combining his firebending skills with ethical considerations like mercy and compassion.
In a world where Fire Nation airships were ripping through the landscape with a fury, it was a huge step to achieve that state of mind. Aang demonstrates that the best way to do this is to use his powers in a positive way, such as healing and protecting. The trick is finding the best combination of these elements.
Fortunately, Aang has two pillars of strength: Appa, his wind bison mascot, and Katara, the Water Tribe girl who freed him from an iceberg a century ago. It’s these bonds that helped him to conquer the aforementioned gizmo, not to mention his own shortcomings as a firebender.
There are many aang related trophies to be won, but a few stand out. The first is the best of the lot: the aang the deed (the coolest of all, no doubt), which features a cleverly crafted and awe-inspiring augmented reality display displaying Aang’s past incarnations and his current mission. The best part is that he can see them at any time, even while wearing his most protective gear. It’s a wonderful reminder of the power of the human spirit, and it makes you proud to be a firebender.
Aang with Sozin’s Comet
Sozin’s Comet boosted firebenders to one hundred times their normal strength. While this is a significant improvement over their current ability level, it’s not enough to overcome Ozai’s power.
Aang’s decision to challenge Fire Lord Ozai only after Sozin’s Comet arrived was a logical one, as it allowed him to fight on equal footing. But, as the episode unfolds, it’s clear that this is a mistake.
While Aang’s pacifism and non-violent upbringing have been integral to his character, they do not make him weak. He has the strength to stand by his principles even when the world around him tells him otherwise.
He is a spiritual hero who spreads hope to communities in distress by re-enforcing their belief in their significant place in the world and providing them with words of encouragement. As a result, these villages become re-established and return to a peaceful life.
However, he also knows that he cannot fight against Fire Lord Ozai without first fighting his own internal battles over whose values to uphold. Eventually, he learns that the world will not accept him as a true Avatar if he does not kill Fire Lord Ozai. Despite this, Aang refuses to kill Ozai and instead uses the time before Sozin’s Comet to re-enforce his water and earth skills. In the end, he is successful in re-enforcing the values that the world had been seeking for years.