The signs as Garrus quotes
  • Aries:Just followed your example, Shepard. Yell loud enough, and someone will eventually come over to see what all the fuss is about.
  • Taurus:I’m all for second chances. Not so sure about third ones.
  • Gemini:We can disobey suicide orders? Why wasn’t I told? That’s about twice a day.
  • Cancer:Ha-ah! Don't make me laugh, damn it. My face is barely holding together as it is. Ah, probably for the best. Everyone was always ignoring you and hitting on me. Time for you to get a fair shot at it.
  • Leo:Am I the only one who misses the little conversations we used to have in the Elevators a few years ago...?
  • Virgo:I’ve never considered cross-species intercourse. And damn, saying it that way doesn’t help. Now I feel dirty and clinical.
  • Libra:It’s so easy to see the galaxy in black and white. Gray? I don’t know what to do with gray.
  • Scorpio:I’d wait, if you’re okay with it. Disrupt the crew as little as possible… and take that last chance to find some calm just before the storm. You know me. I always like to savor the last shot before popping the heat sink.... Wait. That metaphor just went somewhere horrible.
  • Sagittarius:It’ll either be a night to treasure, or a horrible interspecies awkwardness thing.
  • Capricorn:I’m Garrus Vakarian and this is now my favorite spot on the Citadel!
  • Aquarius:If this ends with the both of us dying in a giant explosion killing a Reaper, just remember. I took the kill shot.
  • Pisces:Glad to know my romantic…..uh……skills made an impression, because it’s going to take more than the Reapers to come between this cross-species liaison.
here is information from the series bible I was able to find online:

THIS IS ONE OF THE EARLY DRAFTS OF THE 3-SEASON ARC OF AVATAR AND IT’S SO DIFFERENT ITS WEIRD AND IM SCREAMING

Fairly confident this is the real deal, as this was originally posted here in 2009 and contained a note that the Blue Spirit was once the Red Spirit which, to my knowledge, was not confirmed until the release of the series art book in 2010.

I’m just going to keep the stuff that is new information and not what actually ends up in the show:

1st Season - Winter

  • (most of the first part of the season is exactly the same as the show)
  • As word spreads around the world that the Avatar has returned, the kids act more cautiously, sometimes disguising Aang. And with Zuko on their trail, the longer they stay in one place, the more likely it is that he will find them. The kids begin to learn whom they can trust - and whom they can’t. 
  • When Katara discovers an ancient scroll with the Waterbending lyrics (moves) illustrated on it, she believes that they have found a quick and easy way of learning Waterbending without having to find a master in the North Pole. However, after a series of mishaps, she realizes that you can’t learn from a “book,” but that you need the wisdom and guidance of a teacher.
  • Their journey North reaches a crisis point when Katara and Sokka learn Aang’s secret - fearing his Avatar responsibilities, he ran away from the Air Temple; and that this irresponsible act led to Aang being encased in ice for 100 years. Katara is furious with Aang; she believes that if Aang had not run away, then the war never would have started and her mother would still be alive. In an effort to prove to Katara that he’s now taking his Avatar responsibilities seriously, Aang tries Firebending before he’s ready and accidentally burns Katara’s hands. Aang feels guilty and vows never to Firebend again.
  • Meanwhile, Sokka is fed up with Aang’s irresponsibility and thinks that Aang doesn’t have what it takes to become the Avatar. Sokka believes it’s up to warriors like him to put an end to this war. When he finds evidence of the men of his tribe he sets off to find them, ultimately joining a small unit of Earth Nation warriors. After tasting his first real battle, Sokka’s romantic ideal of the warrior life is shattered. However, he begins to learn that his true destiny is as a leader.
  • Meanwhile, Aang and Katara reconcile and Katara learns about her healing abilities - a skill closely associated with Waterbending. Aang promises to Katara that he will not make the same mistake twice - he won’t run away from his responsibilities and commits to getting to the North Pole.
  • With Zuko close on their trail, the kids finally arrive at the North Pole and find a master Waterbender to teach Aang. But because of the Nothern Water Tribe’s sexist culture, the master refuses to apprentice Katara - and her life long dream of becoming a Waterbender is in jeopardy. Aang exhaustively trains with the old Waterbender who proves to be a tough disciplinarian. Because Waterbending doesn’t come to him easily, Aang and the old Waterbender get frustrated with each other and abandon the lessons. The old Waterbender considers the unfocused Aang “impossible to teach.” When Katara finds out Aang’s lessons have stopped, she confronts the teacher and demands that he teach Aang - the future of the world is at stake. When the old Waterbender refuses, she challenges him to a fight and demonstrates her Waterbending abilities. Th old man not only accepts Aang back as his student, but her as well.
  • Winter culminates in a Fire Navy assault against the Nothern Water Tribe. Led by Zuko’s nemesis, Commander Zhao, the Fire Navy surrounds the North Pole with dozens of ships, intent on capturing the Avatar before he learns Waterbending. After a dramatic fight with Zuko, in which Aang spares Zuko’s life, Aang joins the tribe for a decisive battle. With Katara and the old Waterbender’s help, Aang creates a water tornado that drives the ships into the ice, immobilizing them. The remaining ships retreat. Collectively, Sokka, Katara and Aang’s heroism save the Northern Water Tribe.
  • The battle nearly kills the old Waterbender. On his deathbed, he tells Katara that she alone possesses the knowledge to complete Aang’s Waterbending training. With his newfound determination, Aang decides to continue into the Earth Kingdom and learn Earthbending. Instead of returning to the South Pole to save her tribe, Katara leaves with Aang to teach him Waterbending, knowing that without the Avatar no nation will survive another year. Sokka also resolves to continue the mission, vowing to protect them using his new warrior skills. But will Katara really transform the undisciplined Aang into the one person powerful enough to stop the world’s most destructive force?

2nd Season - Spring

  • Throughout the spring, Aang, Katara, Sokka and Momo journey through the unfamiliar Earth Kingdom mainland, a vast continent full of natural wonders and fantastical creatures. Zuko, Prince Azul and the rogue Earthbender continue their separate pursuits, each hoping to capture the Avatar and win Fire Lord Ozai’s favor. 
  • Aang’s jealousy of Toph causes him to compete for Katara’s attention. Aang trains more seriously, hoping to impress her. Sokka also disapproves of his sister’s relationship with Toph. He doesn’t trust the Earthbender and believes Katara’s attraction results from her sympathy for his blindness. 
    • Wait who is the rogue earthbender tho, is that Xin Fu? and also lol @ prince azul
  • Aang’s search for an Earthbender leads him to Toph, a young, blind Earthbender whose arrogance equals his powers. Katara is immediately drawn to his confidence and sparks fly between the two teenagers. 
    • im screaming about this
  • In addition, Sokka resents Toph for taking away from him the group’s leadership position. For the first time, Sokka and Aang agree absolutely; they both want Toph out of Katara’s life. Without intending to, they begin to adopt each other’s traits in order to bring Toph’s huge ego down to size.
    • what lmao
  • Early in the season, Zuko captures Aang’s bison alive and gives it to this father as a gift. Unable to fly, the group relies on Katara’s Waterbending to propel their raft down the Earth Kingdom’s many rivers.
    • um im so conFUSED
  • They travel south toward the Earth Kingdom’s last stronghold in the capital city. There, they meet the Emperor, a proud man who refuses to give in to the Fire Nation. When he meets Aang, the Emperor imparts his covert plan to invade the Fire Nation so that the Avatar may help his men in battle. The Emperor makes Aang promise not to reveal the mission to anyone.
    • WELL IM VERY GLAD THIS DIDNT HAPPEN
  • Dying to tell the secret, Aang uses his trickster logic to invent a series of riddles so his friends can guess their mission. As Aang leads the group further south, Katara finally solves the riddle, absolving Aang from his promise to the Emperor. By spring’s end, the kids arrive at a huge, hidden camp where the Earth Kingdom forces prepare for a counterattack against the Fire Nation. Katara and Sokka reunite with their father and other tribesmen who have been working with the Earth Navy to construct giant battle ships for the invasion.
  • Aang, Katara, Sokka and Toph sail with the Water Tribe on the day of Black Sun. During the total eclipse, the Firebenders lose their ability to conjure flames and the Earth Kingdom ships ambush their shores, hoping to infiltrate and begin their march on the Fire Nation capital. Sokka’s father asks his son to fight with him. However, Sokka sacrifices his dream in order to stay with Aang. 
    • OK some of this actually happens
  • Sokka now believes Aang will fulfill his destiny as the Avatar and defeat Fire Lord Ozai. Sokka assumes responsibility for Aang’s mission and resolves to deliver Aang safely to his final duel. As the Earth Kingdom continues its assault on the Fire Nation, the kids enter enemy territory, embarking on the final, and most dangerous leg of their journey.
    • so much more drama within the core group. also, they forgot the part where aang dies, so there is that

3rd Season - Summer

  • Having traveled for several years, Prince Zuko returns to his homeland to find his people enslaved and living in poverty. Outraged that his father has committed such heinous crimes in the name of the war, Zuko once again speaks out against the Fire Lord, this time vowing to take his throne and save the Fire Nation from ruin. In retaliation, Fire Lord Ozai deploys a team of his most deadly Firebenders to capture his son. Zuko grows his hair and takes refuge in a small village, living amongst his people for the first time in his life.
    • lol what
  • Along their journey, the kids enter the village and encounter Zuko, who asks for their help in defeating the Fire Lord. Convinced Zuko has set a trap for Aang, Sokka refuses his assistance. On the other hand, Katara perceives genuine change in Zuko and wants to use him as a guide through the Fire Nation. With no other options, Aang agrees to help Zuko in exchange for Firebending instruction. The kids cautiously accept Zuko into their group.
    • this is literally the opposite everyone is like “okay this is cool” and katara is like GET AWAY
  • For weeks, they move through the country, hiding in caves and seeking refuge in villages. All the while, Zuko trains Aang in Firebending. However, Aang’s fear of fire prevents him from controlling the volatile element, for he still feels guilt over burning Katara. Furthermore, once Zuko fights his Uncle, the Prince learns that his former teacher was under his father’s orders to teach him incorrect Firebending. Under the tutelage of Zuko’s flawed magic, Aang cannot obtain the skills needed to defeat the Fire Lord. 
    • WHAT EVEN IS THIS LMAO
  • Aang realizes he won’t master the final stage of the Avatar’s magic before the comet arrives. The group decides to put off attacking Ozai until after the comet passes, but Aang understands the dangers of waiting. By then, the Fire Lord will join his Army’s frontlines and use his heightened powers to decimate the Earth Army. Facing up to his responsibility, Aang leaves his friends and sets out for Ozai’s fortress where he will fight the Fire Lord, alone. Meanwhile, the Fire Lord’s Firebenders catch up with Zuko and the kids and attack, capturing Zuko and Katara. Luckily, Sokka and Toph escape.
    • im dead
  • After a long journey, Aang arrives at the Fire Lord’s fortress. Ozai sets a trap and hundreds of Firebenders surround Aang. With his life threatened, Aang’s arrow tattoos begin to glow. His Avatar spirit awakens and uses the four elements to seal Aang inside a sphere of stone, similar to when the storm endangered his life. With Aang trapped, the Firebenders deliver Aang to Fire Lord Ozai, but even his remarkable powers can’t crack Aang’s protective shell.
    • LMAO this is like in the final battle??? im confused
  • While Earth Kingdom troops move closer to the capital, Sokka and Toph track the captured Zuko and Katara to the Fire Lord’s fortress, hoping to save Katara. Nearby, Sokka and Toph discover a fleet of fully operational zeppelins preparing to take off. In the Fire Lord’s eccentric menagerie, Sokka finds Aang’s bison, alive. Freeling Appa, Sokka flies him into battle and hijacks a zeppelin from the air. With the zeppelin’s firepower, Sokka destroys the rest of the fleet, clearing the way for the Earth forces to storm the Fire Lord’s fortress.
    • its so weird how some of this actually happens
  • Inside the fortress, Katara and Zuko break away from their captors and search for Aang, hoping to help him. Zuko leads them through secret passages to his father’s chamber, where they encounter Zuko’s brother, Prince Azul. Azul’s Firebending is superior to Zuko’s, but with Katara’s help, they defeat the younger Prince, preventing him from helping his father battle Aang.
    • this too
  • As the comet streaks through the sky, Ozai’s power doubles, allowing him to break Aang’s protective sphere. Aang emerges ready to face his destiny. For the majority of the battle, Aang uses Air, Water and Earthbending against the Fire Lord, but Ozai holds the upper hand. However, by watching the Fire Lord fight, Aang learns Firebending. 
    • ????????
  • Equally strengthened by the comet, Aang assimilates Ozai’s moves into his own and uses them to defeat the master. However, staying true to his ideals, Aang does not kill Ozai. Instead, using a technique available only to the Avatar, he takes away Ozai’s Firebending powers and leaves him a weak man.
  • As the Earth forces capture the capital city, Aang reunites with Katara, Sokka and Momo. Aang proves to his friends that he’s ready for the Avatar’s responsibilities.

Epilogue

  • Zuko claims the Fire Lord’s throne and vows to work with the Avatar to restore the Fire Nation to its proper place in the world. 
  • Toph returns to the Earth Kingdom to work with the Emperor in rebuilding his nation. 
  • Katara and Sokka rejoin their father and sail home to save their home and rebuild the Southern Water Tribe. 
  • Aang and Momo reunite with Appa and fly off in search of the Air Nomads, whom Aang believes lives in an unexplored part of the world. 
  • As the Avatar, Aang will travel the world, helping restore balance to the Nations. In the process, he will achieve what he always wanted - a life full of adventure.

OK THAT WAS DIFFERENT