Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 1, Episode 12

The Storm (3 Jun. 2005)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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Aang relives the events after finding out that he is the Avatar 100 years ago and tells them to Katara, while Iroh tells the story of Zuko's scar and banishment to the crew.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Katara (voice)
Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)
Prince Zuko (voice)
Appa / Momo (voice)
Uncle (voice)
Fire Lord Ozai (voice)
Monk Gyatso (voice)
Fisherman (voice)
Susan Silo ...
Fisherman's Wife (voice)
Dour Monk (voice)
Senior Monk (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
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After Aang, Katara, and Sokka run out of money, they meet a fisherman who confronts Aang about running away from his destiny as the Avatar. Sokka goes with the fisherman to earn some money and Aang tells Katara about why the fisherman was indeed correct and tells her why he was in the iceberg when they met. Iroh also tells the crew about what happened to Zuko and why he has a scar and the reasons why he is banished. A terrible storm begins to form and Aang must save Sokka and the fisherman, while facing his fears as the Avatar, and Zuko must put aside his selfish reasons for hunting Aang to save his crew. Written by shadowangel91

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First time Uncle Iroh redirects lightning. See more »


When Katara walks into the cave where Aang is hiding, her shadow overlaps Aang's but we don't see it fall on him. See more »


Dour Monk: You're playing games with him? The Avatar should be training!
Monk Gyatso: Aang has trained enough for today.
Dour Monk: Time is short. Come with me. I must test you on some high level techniques.
Monk Gyatso: No! As long as I am his guardian, I will decide when he trains *and* when he gets his butt kicked at Pai Cho.
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One of my favorite episodes from one of my favorite shows of all time
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I remember seeing Avatar: The Last Airbender from the beginning, I liked this show from the beginning but at first I wasn't a huge fan of it. But then came the episode "The Storm", this is where all the fans began to see this isn't just another fun cartoon- it's something unique, and it really turned out to be so.

The whole episode is showing the backstories of both our main hero and villain back to back. At first, it sounds strange, but when you will see the episode you'll definitely know why- because they are so similar. Both are affected by mistakes of their past, and the thing that divides our hero and villain is that one is running away from the mistake, where the other is letting it consume him. So not only such decision makes sense, in my opinion it's pretty much a genius one! Letting the two opposing characters be compared only to reveal their backstory isn't very different, but the difference is their reaction to it.

A wonder episode, that is the truly first genius episode in this great TV series.

Recommended 10/10.

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