Star Wars: The Last Airbender
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Chapter 1 · The Avatar State
A massive flying bison, by the name of Appa, flew through the relatively clear skies and landed with a slight thud at an Earth Kingdom Military fortress. Aang, the last Airbender and the Avatar, Katara, a waterbender, and Sokka, a nonbender, Water Tribe warrior and Katara's older brother, jumped off of Appa's back as a group of Earthbenders approached them.
"Welcome, Avatar Aang!" A middle aged, important-looking man said in greeting.
Katara, Sokka, and Aang, who was messaging his butt from sitting on Appa for so long, turned their heads to them.
"I am General Fong," he said, bowing low in respect, along with the rest of his men behind him, "and welcome to all you great heroes. Appa, Momo, brave Sokka, the mighty Katara."
Sokka stood up straighter with a satisfied smile, while Aang simply smiled as Momo landed on the staff he held in his hand.
Katara crossed her arms. "Wow, 'The Mighty Katara'. I like that."
Right as she said this, fireworks could be heard from behind them. They all turned around and saw many small balls being launched into the air by another group of Earthbenders. The balls exploded high in the air in many different bright colors.
"Not bad." Sokka said very impressed. "Not bad."
"Avatar Aang, we were all very impressed at the stories of how you singlehandedly wiped out an entire Fire Navy fleet at the North Pole." General Fong said from his lager desk at the end of the long room. "I can't imagine how it must feel to hold such devastating power. It's an awesome responsibility." He said, stroking his beard.
"I try not to think about it much." Aang said dismissively. He, Katara and Sokka sat on the floor, legs crossed, at the foot of the platform where the General's desk sat.
Fong looked Aang in the eye for a moment before speaking. "Avatar, you're ready to face the Fire Lord now." He said with confidence.
Aang's eyes widened in shock. "What?! No I'm not!"
"Aang still has to master all four elements." Katara said reasonably.
"Why?" Fong asked casually, "with the power he possesses, powerful enough to destroy hundreds of battleships in a matter of minutes, he can defeat the Fire Lord now." He said with fierce determination.
Sokka spoke up. "Uhh, sir, the thing is, Aang can only do those things when he's in the Avatar State."
Aang nodded. "See, it's this special state where-"
"I'm well aware." Fong said interrupting him. "Your eyes and tattoos glow, and you're able to summon unbelievable and unmatched power." He stood from his desk and walked over to the large world map at behind him. "Without you, we'd be slaughtered before we reach their shores. But, with you leading the way, as the ultimate weapon, we can cut a swath right through to the heart of the Fire Nation." He said, tracing a line from his fortress to the Fire Nation Capitol with his finger.
"Okay," Aang said slowly, "but I don't know how to get in or out of the Avatar State. Much less what to do once I'm there."
Fong turned back to them. "So it's decided then. I'll help you figure out how to get into the Avatar State, then you'll face your destiny."
The Gaang all stood up at the same time. "No, nothings decided. We already have a plan. Aang's going to pursue his destiny his way." Katara said.
"Well, while you take your time learning the elements, the war goes on." He gestured to the other side of the room at a large, circular open window. "May I show you something?"
He and Aang looked outside and he pointed to a medium sized building below. "That's the infirmary." He then gestured to a group of soldiers limping towards said building, bandaged and bruised. "Those men are the lucky one's. They came back."
"Every day, this war takes lives. People are dying, Aang. You can end it, now." Fong said as Aang looked down sadly. "Think about it." The General finished and walked away.
Numerous explosions and constant blasterfire lit up the deep darkness of space as the Republic Navy exchanged fire with the Confederate Navy. Hundreds of clone starfighters battled it out with the Separatist vulture-droids and Droid Tri-fighters as the capital ships covered them from behind.
As another large explosion lit up the battlefield, a Jedi T-6 Shuttle flew through the smoke and flames towards the lead Separatist battleship. Piloting the ship was Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his young Padawan Ahsoka Tano. "I thought you said this would be easy, Master." Ahsoka complained to Skywalker as the ship shook violently.
"Actually, my young Padawan, Obi-Wan here said it would be a simple mission. I wonder how that's turned out." Anakin answered sarcastically.
Obi-Wan, Captain Rex, and Commander Cody stood behind them, holding onto the backs of their seats. "Hey, it wasn't my fault." Obi-Wan said defensively.
This mission really was supposed to be relatively simple. Well, simple for the Clone War anyway. Republic Intelligence had tracked General Grievous to Felucia and the Jedi High Council ordered Skywalker and Kenobi to head there right away and attempt to apprehend him. Surprisingly, they did find Grievous's location, but they soon discovered Dooku was with him as well. Then, things began to go wrong. Both Grievous and Dooku slipped through their grasp and left the planet. As they gave chase, a massive Separatist fleet appeared and engaged the Republic fleet.
"There's Grievous's flagship." Ahsoka said as they approached the Invisible Hand.
Count Dooku, leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and Sith apprentice under Darth Sidious, sat in the captain's chair of the Invisible Hand with General Grievous standing next to him and his own apprentice Asajj Ventress.
"Looks like your plan is working, my Lord." Ventress said, watching the Republic fleet being torn to shreds.
"Not so fast, my Apprentice." Dooku said, holding up his hand. "We still have to lure Skywalker onto the ship." Before this mission, Lord Sidious had commanded Dooku, aka Darth Tyranus, to lure Anakin Skywalker into a trap and attempt to break his will, bringing him closer to the dark side. Sidious admitted that it more than likely wouldn't work the first time but that was why they were going to keep trying throughout the course of this war.
"General, that Jedi's ship is almost here." A battle droid said to Grievous.
Grievous laughed, which eventually turned into a fit of coughs. "Have the vulture-droids lead him to the ship." He commanded.
"We've got four vultures on our tail." Ahsoka reported as the shuttle shook from being hit by blasterfire.
"Evasive maneuvers!" Anakin ordered and they began to weave around the laserfire, trying to shake the vulture-droids off them.
Behind them, a hyena-bomber approached them and quickly fired a torpedo.
The deadly projectile sped towards their shuttle, hitting them dead on.
"We're hit!" Ahsoka shouted as the ship continued to shake. "And, uhh, the hyperdrive is activating?"
"What do you mean?" Obi-Wan asked with a raised eyebrow, trying to hold onto his seat.
"Well, the hyperdrive seems to have been damaged in the explosion, and it's taking us to a far away star system..." Ahsoka explained, pushing buttons on the console to try and stop the launch.
"Can you stop it?!" Anakin asked frantically.
"That's obviously what I'm trying to do, Master!" She pushed another button and the back door slide open, revealing Echo, Fives, Waxer, and Boil sitting in the back, holding on tightly to their seats. "Hold on boys!"
The ship shook again before the stars appeared to stretch out before the ship jumped into lightspeed, leaving the space-battle behind.
Grievous growled in frustration and turned to a droid. "Track that ship and follow it!"
A moment later, after they traced the Jedi shuttle's exit point, half of the Separatist fleet turned around and followed the ship into hyperspace, leaving the rest of their ships to handle the remaining Republic cruisers.
The T-6 Shuttle finally jumped out of hyperspace after nearly six hours in lightspeed.
"Ugh, finally." Anakin said, sitting up straight in his seat. "Where are we anyway?"
"Like I said before, it's a far off, unknown system." Ahsoka said, looking at her scanners. "There are 8 planets within this system and we're directly over one of their moons."
"Run a planetary scan on the nearest planet and perform a ship diagnostic."
"On it, Master." Ahsoka answered and got to work.
"Well, at least we're away from the Separatist." Obi-Wan reasoned, stroking his beard in thought.
Anakin scoffed. "Yeah and look where we are now."
"System diagnostic and planetary scan complete, Masters."
"Good, let's hear the planetary results first." Obi-Wan said turning to Ahsoka.
"This moon's planet is habitable, the surface air is perfectly suitable for life. There are millions of lifeforms down there but, uhh, no... electricity."
"What?" Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex, and Cody exclaimed at the same time.
"None at all?" Rex asked in disbelief.
Ahsoka shook her head. "Nothing. No significant form of electrical power at all."
"Well, what about the ships analysis?" Cody asked, hoping for good news.
"I know what you're thinking, and no it's not good." Ahsoka said, frowning. "The hyperdrive is damaged way beyond repair and the shield generator is barely holding together."
"Well, things can't get much worse." Obi-Wan said optimistically.
Suddenly one of the scanners began to beep loudly, drawing everyone's attention.
"Uh, Sir, three ships coming out of hyperspace." Cody reported, looking at the scanner.
"Republic or Separatist?"
In answer, one Providence-class carrier/destroyer, two Recusant-class light destroyers, four Munificent-class star frigates, and three Lucrehulk-class battleships jumped from lightspeed around them.
"Uhh, the Seps."
"Yes, I can see that. And that's way more than three." Obi-Wan answered Cody, rolling his eyes.
Once the Separatist noticed them, they immediately launched the vulture-droids and tri-fighter droids.
"Incoming droid fighters!" Ahsoka said, strapping herself in along with Anakin.
"Evasive maneuvers!" Anakin shouted as the ship quickly shot forward, towards the planet.
"Uhh, why are we heading towards the planet?" Obi-Wan asked as the ship shook from the blasterfire.
"Got a better idea?" Anakin asked while pulling on the ships controls to pull away from the barrage of missiles heading straight for them.
The ship shook violently as one of the projectiles hit their mark, one of their engines.
"We're hit!" Ahsoka shouted as they plummeted towards the planet with limited control over the descent. "The planet's atmosphere is pulling us in!"
"That's just great..." Anakin muttered to himself as the transparisteel windows began to heat up from the plummet.
Aang quietly walked into the room he, Katara, and Sokka shared within General Fong's fortress, his head hung down.
He walked over to his bed and sat down. "I... told the General I'll help him. By going into the Avatar State..."
"Aang no." Katara said, sitting up from her bed. "This is not the right way."
"Why not?" Sokka questioned, "did you see him when he took out the Fire Navy, he was incredible."
Katara ignored her brother and turned back go Aang. "There's a right way to do this. Practice, study and discipline."
"Or just glow it up and stop that Fire Lord." Sokka argued with a shrug.
"Fine! If you two meatheads want to throw away everything we've worked for fine! Go ahead and glow it all up!" Katara said in frustration and walked to the balcony outside.
"Katara, I'm just being realistic." Aang tried to reason, "I don't have time to do this the right way..." he said, looking down sadly.
Katara was about to say something but stopped when she saw lights flashing in the night sky. "Hey, what's that?" She asked no one in particular, completely forgetting about the Avatar State issue.
Aang and Sokka quickly got up and made their way to her and looked in the direction she was pointing.
High up in the partly cloudy night sky, lights flashed through the stars, briefly illuminating the dark mountains around the fortress.
"I'm not sure." Aang said, then pointed to a flaming object that was plummeting towards the distant, small forest. "Look! I think it's a shooting star!"
"Uh, I don't think so, buddy..." Sokka said as the projectile grew closer to the ground. "Shooting stars don't usually crash into the Earth, do they?"
Right after he said that, the 'shooting star' slammed into the forest, a plum of smoke and flames shooting into the air.
"Woah." Aang breathed in awe. "Let's go see it!" He said with excitement and ran out of the room with Katara right behind him.
"Hey, should we really be heading towards flaming balls of death?" Sokka asked, but was met with silence. He sighed and followed after them. "Sure, just ignore everything I say..."
About 10 Minutes Earlier...
"We're picking up speed!" Ahsoka warned as they continued their rapid descent to the planets rocky surface. "Hang on boys!" She called to the four clone troopers in the back.
"Already hanging on, Sir!" Boil shouted back. "I hope you two know how to crash safely!"
"Is there even such a thing as 'crashing safely'!?" Ahsoka asked as they neared the ground.
"I guess we're about to find out! Hang on tight!" Anakin instructed as the ship plowed through the trees, lighting some on fire as they went. Eventually, the bottom tip of the shuttle scrapped the ground and that entire bottom 'wing' was ripped clean off.
Soon, the ship began to loose its momentum as it slid across the forest floor, trampling bushes and startling animals.
Finally, the ship came to a slow stop in a small, smoking crater it created.
Anakin sighed with relief and looked around the cabin. "Is-is everyone alright." He asked coughing.
"Yeah." Ahsoka said, standing up. "All things considered that wasn't a bad crash landing."
"Let's get out of here before the ship blows." Rex suggested.
The ship groaned and Anakin nodded his head in agreement. "Yeah that's a good idea. Everyone out."
Ahsoka walked to the ships access door and shoved it with the Force, causing it to fly into the forest. She quickly jumped out, followed by her Master, then Obi-Wan and the clones soon after.
Right as Waxer, Boil, Echo and Fives jumped out, the ship imploded, throwing flaming debris in every direction.
"So much for getting out of here in that." Cody said, standing up.
"See anything, Echo?" Anakin asked the trooper, who was looking at their surroundings with his electrobinoculars.
"Yeah, I think I see..." He paused as he focused in on the incoming objects. "Commando droids!" He shouted as the droids opened fire on their position.
The three Jedi activated their lightsabers and began to deflect the laserfire away from themselves and their troopers.
"We don't have enough cover!" Cody said as he fired his DC-15S blaster.
"We have to fall back." Obi-Wan said and they all began to move away from the droids.
In one of the tall trees, a commando droid aimed a rocket launcher at the Jedi and fired.
"Commander Tano, look out!" Fives shouted shoving the Togruta out of the way just as the rocket hit where she once was.
Fives wasn't as lucky and was thrown back like a rag doll by the resulting explosion.
"Fives!" Rex shouted, attempting to run to his side. Unfortunately, more rocket fire erupted around them.
"Go, Sir!" Waxer shouted as he and Boil provided cover fire for Echo to get to his downed brother. "We got this! We'll cover you!"
"But-" Rex started to argue but was interrupted by another explosion.
"Go!" Boil shouted, gunning down another BX droid.
Rex reluctantly nodded and followed the Jedi and Cody as they retreated into the forest.
Boil turned back to Echo. "You got him!?"
Echo lifted Fives up and threw him over his shoulder. "Got him!"
"Let's get out of here!" Waxer said and the four of then ran off in the opposite direction of the others. "We have to lead these droids away from the Generals!"
"Copy that!" Echo said, running in front of Waxer and Boil, leading the group deeper into the forest.
Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Rex, and Cody continued to run through the forest, breaking through the branches and shrubs. Rex and Cody would occasionally stop and fire at the few pursuing droids but then keep running.
"I think we're almost out of the forest." Ahsoka said, pointing at the distant tree line.
"Let's hope you're right." Obi-Wan said turning slightly to deflect more blasterfire. "These droids just don't give up."
"They are droids, Master." Anakin said smirking.
"Look!" Aang shouted from his spot on Appa's head.
Katara and Sokka looked down and saw what must have been what fell from the heavens.
"That doesn't look like a meteorite to me." Sokka stated, looking closer. "It-It looks like it's made of some type of metal. It could be the Fire Nation!"
"Come on, Sokka. General Fong controls this entire area. Don't you think if the Fire Army was anywhere near hear, they would know?" Katara reasoned.
"I still don't think we should land too close." Sokka said, crossing his arms.
"Too late." Aang said as Appa touched down in a small, grassy clearing next to the forest.
Sokka groaned. "Of course it is."
The three of them jumped of the bison and cautiously walked towards the dark forest.
Before they could even get close enough, three people rushed through the trees and bushes, screeching to a halt upon seeing Team Avatar.
All three of them held glowing blue and green... light sticks?... and held them up in what Sokka recognized as a guard stance.
"Uhh, anyone else see the weird, uh, girl? with the head tails?" Sokka asked, stepping back and grabbing hold of his boomerang.
"No, I think I see her too..." Katara said, also standing back, holding on to her older brother.
Before anyone could say or do anything, the three strange people whipped their heads to the left.
"Avatar Aang!?" Someone shouted behind them and to the left.
Aang and his friends turned to see five earthbending soldiers running up to them.
"We saw the explosion while on patrol and came to investigate." They stopped and raised their fists at the three 'visitors'. "Halt! You are on restricted grounds! State your business here!"
One of the strange people glared at them before turning around towards the forest.
A fast traveling projectile sped towards the three with the glowing sticks and exploded at their feet.
With surprising speed the three were already in the air and landed in front of Aang, completely unscathed. "They're coming, Sir!" Someone else shouted from the trees.
Two more strangers came running from the trees, but these two were dressed in complete body armor, blue and white, and yellow and white respectively.
To their surprise, something even stranger appeared, jumping through the trees. Except, beyond strangely, these things stood like they were people but were made completely out of some type of metal.
"What the heck is going on?!" Sokka asked, looking between the strangers with the glowing blue and green sticks, the armored men, and the metal monsters.
The metal creatures aimed the weird device in their hands and red energy, light things came shooting out of them.
Quickly, the people with the glow sticks put up their guards and began to bat aside the incoming red energy lights. Some of the metal creatures even aimed at Aang and his friends.
The Earthbenders reacted quickly and raised their fists at the same time. A large wall of earth raised from the ground directly in front of the three and also the five new arrivals.
Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, along with Rex and Cody, stumbled back in shock as the ground vibrated before the very ground shot up in a protective wall.
Regaining his footing, Anakin looked to his former Master. Obi-Wan nodded in understanding. They both felt a spike in energy right before the rock wall appeared before them.
"What the heck just happened?" Ahsoka asked in confusion.
"I don't know, but we have to get outta here." Obi-Wan said then turned to the three kids and the soldier-looking people. "We have to leave. Now!"
Before anyone could respond, the commando droids vaulted over the rock wall, firing at them from above.
"Take cover!" Anakin ordered in a commanding voice.
The Earthbender soldiers, without even thinking, ducked for cover, raising small walls of earth to shield themselves and the Avatar from the blasterfire.
The droids jumped down from the top of the wall and continued their assault.
The three Jedi quickly batted aside the laserfire and even redirected some back to their source.
The Earthbenders got in formation together, in a low bending stance, and moved as one. The ground shook as the rock wall began to fall back. The droids had no time to react as the wall fell, crushing them.
Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka stared at where the droids once stood in shock. "How did they do that?!" Anakin asked, deactivating his saber.
Obi-Wan shook away the shock. "We don't have time to worry about that. We have to get out of here before more droids show up."
"Hey, you guys can come with us." The bold boy with the arrow tattoos on his arms and head said, stepping forward.
"Aaaand who are you?" Anakin asked, earning a jab in the side from Ahsoka.
"I'm Aang," The boy said then turned to the other two children. "And this is Katara and her brother Sokka."
Obi-Wan stepped forward. "I am Obi-Wan Kenobi and this is Anakin Skywalker and his... student Ahsoka Tano." He then turned to the two clone officers with him. "This is Commander Cody and Captain Rex."
"I'd love to stay here and chat but we really have to get out of here. Isn't there some other place around here we can talk?" Anakin asked, glancing back at the forest.
"Yea, we can go to General Fong's base." Katara suggested.
"Are you sure that's a-" Sokka started but, again, was interrupted by Aang.
"Great idea. Follow us." Aang said and lead them all back on foot towards the base, Appa right behind them.