Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Warriors of Kyoshi

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 3/4/05
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  • Episode Description
  • As one of Aang's little detours, the group heads toward the island of Kyoshi. But soon they learn that the townspeople don't trust foreigners at all; however, when Aang proves to them that he is the Avatar they are treated as guests of honor. Katara wants to get some supplies and leave as soon as possible, while Aang is enjoying his time as a celebrity. Little do they know, though, that the Fire Nation has tracked them down. Also, Sokka meets and trains with a female warrior named Suki. Will Aang be able to save the village from the wrath of the Fire Nation?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mae Whitman

    Katara

  • Mako

    Uncle Iroh

  • Dante Basco

    Zuko

  • Nick Malis

  • Giancarlo Volpe

  • Fan Reviews (99)
  • Great Character Development, especially from Sokka!

    By dannyphantom, Feb 09, 2013

  • The Warriors of Kyoshi

    By TrueTvWatcher, Jan 04, 2011

  • The gang goes to Kiyoshi island, but will the village be safe with the Avatar there?

    By Garyness, Jun 13, 2010

  • Contains the whole package.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Dec 09, 2009

  • Aang and the gang arrive at the island of Kyoshi. There, Aang revels in the fame and glory and being an Avatar. Meanwhile, Sokka tries to impress a girl...

    By trm6, Jan 16, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Sokka: (In laughing disbelief) Wait a second, there's no way that a bunch of girls took us down. Suki: A bunch of girls, huh? The unagi's gonna eat well tonight. Katara: No, don't hurt him! He didn't mean it. My brother is just an idiot sometimes.

    • Katara: He looks pretty good out there. Sokka: Are you kidding? The fish is doing all the work!

    • Katara: All done with your pants. And look what a great job I did! (throws pants at Sokka) Sokka: Wait! I was just kidding. I can't wear these! (sticks hand through hole in pants) Katara, please! Aang: Relax, Sokka. Where we're going, you won't need any pants!

    • Sokka: You have no idea where you're going, do you? Aang: I know it's near water. Sokka: I guess we're getting close then. Aang: Momo, marbles please? (Momo goes in his shirt and gets marbles) Katara, check out this airbending trick. (does airbending trick) Katara: That's great Aang. Aang: You weren't even looking. Katara (looks at Aang): That's great! Aang: I'm not doing it.

    • Sokka: (To Aang) Stop bugging her, airhead, you gotta give girls space when they do their sewing. Katara: (annoyed) What does me being a girl have to do with sewing!? Sokka: Simple. Girls are better at fixing pants then guys, and guys are better at fighting and hunting and stuff like that. It's just the natural order of things. Katara: All done with your pants and look what a great job I did! (throws Sokka's pants at his face)

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    Notes (5)

    • This episode was also published in the Cine Manga Avatar The Last Airbender Volume 4.

    • This episode is on the Book 1: Water, Volume 1 DVD, along with "The Boy in the Iceberg", "The Avatar Returns", and "The Southern Air Temple".

    • Character Debuts: Avatar Kyoshi, Suki

    • Now a fan favorite, the "Foaming Mouth Guy" was originally designed to simply faint in his scene, but an additional creative contribution from an animator named Ryu Gi Hyun took it a bit further.

    • This episode first aired in the UK on Nickelodeon on November 11, 2005.

    Trivia (19)

    • While flying to Kyoshi Island and Aang looks back to Katara sewing Sokka's pants, the purple pattern on the front of her jacket is missing.

    • When Aang is putting on his clothes after riding the koi fish, the arrow on his back is missing.

    • When the Kyoshi Warrior second to attack (before Suki) knocks the soldier from his komodo rhino, strange pale gray shapes appear on his face.

    • When Katara looks over the rock to see Zuko, the beads in her bun are missing.

    • When Aang says "That's me", the ropes around his wrists are missing, making it appear like he is leaning on the post or standing near it albeit with his knees bent.

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    Allusions (6)

    • The design of the Kyoshi Warriors' makeup is modeled off that of Kabuki theatre.

    • The warriors of Kyoshi are skilled in what appears to be Tessenjutsu, the martial art of fighting with the tessen, or Japanese war fan.

    • Suki means "love" in Japanese. Suki can also mean "chink in one's armour".

    • Kyoshi is a word used to refer to a "teacher" or "instructor" in Japanese. It is also a martial arts title which is used in modern Japanese as more modest synonym for sensei.

    • This episode pays homage to some of the old western movies. The Kyoshi residents and warriors scatter and hide just before Zuko's bold entrance into the village with his group of soldiers, demanding that the Avatar come out. The village itself is even set up a bit like the traditional western movie small town with one wide, dusty road down the middle and small, crowded buildings on either side.

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