The world is engulfed by the fires of war, and no one has the power to stop the inevitable destruction--until now. For nearly a century, the Fire Nation has waged its deadly campaign for global domination over its fellow tribal nations of Air, Water and Earth. They offer but one choice to the tribes who fall to their might-complete surrender, or complete annihilation. As the villagers vainly attempt to defend themselves, they stand behind the chosen few who can command their nation's element and 'bend' it to their will. Backed by enormous armies and weapons of destruction, however, the firebenders have already eliminated every airbender on the planet and now, they turn their attentions to the Water Nation. One day, young waterbender Katara and her brother Sokka discover a young boy named Aang. Aang's airbending skills are soon apparent, Katara and Sokka realize that they have found more than just the last airbender. As the prophesied Avatar-the only one who can control all four of the elements-the young airbender is the lone weapon that can repel the Fire Nation's onslaught and ultimately restore balance to the war-torn world. But can he master his bending skills and become the hero he needs to be before it is too late?