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The Avatar State 

Aang and the group meet an Earth Kingdom general who wants to use Aang's powerful "Avatar State" as a weapon to defeat the Fire Nation. But getting into the "Avatar state" on purpose is more difficult than Aang thinks.


Giancarlo Volpe


Michael Dante DiMartino (created by), Bryan Konietzko (created by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Zach Tyler ... Aang (voice) (as Zach Tyler Eisen)
Mae Whitman ... Katara (voice)
Jack De Sena ... Sokka (voice) (as Jack DeSena)
Dante Basco ... Prince Zuko (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Appa / Momo / Additional Voices (voice)
Mako ... Uncle (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Azula (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Daniel Dae Kim ... General Fong (voice)
James Garrett ... Avatar Roku (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Master Pakku / Additional Voices (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Captain / Additional Voices (voice)
Takayo Fischer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lex Lang ... Additional Voices (voice)


Aang and friends arrive in the Earth Kingdom to begin his earthbending training, but a local general convinces Aang that all he needs to do is learn to control his Avatar state. Azula, Zuko's sister, arrives to escort her brother and uncle back to the Fire Nation. Written by Taigan

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With this episode, Aang has gone into the Avatar State in every one of the four nations: the first time he changed was in the Air Temple when he discovered Monk Gyatso's body, then in the Fire Nation Avatar temple, then in the Northern Water Tribe, and now finally in the Earth Kingdom. See more »


When Zuko and Azula are fighting on the ship, near the beginning of the fight, she scratches him with her nails, leaving a row of cuts on his face. In the next shot, the scratches are invisible. See more »


[first lines]
Katara: Aang? Do you want to talk about it?
Aang: No. Just a nightmare. I was in the Avatar State, but I was outside my body watching myself. It was scary. I was scary.
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An Instant Improvement
11 August 2020 | by octanegreenSee all my reviews

The first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender had many strong episodes contained within ("The Southern Air Temple", "Avatar Roku", "The Storm", "The Blue Spirit", "The Deserter", "The Siege of the North"), but it had plenty bringing it down too--mainly there were certain points where it became clear that it wasn't quite plumbing the depths of its subject matter, that its status as a Nickelodeon show was holding it back on some level. Come Season 2's premiere, and that's all changed. While still a children's program to be sure, "The Avatar State" establishes a clear focus for Book 2 while displaying stronger writing, sharper humor, and more interesting characterization across the board. It signaled "Avatar: The Last Airbender"'s ascension to the uppermost echelon of Western Animation children's programming.

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17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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