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Eywa. The Na'vi lived in harmony with nature. Parker Selfridge actually said during the film that the humans offered the Na'vi roads, but they liked mud. Eywa was referenced at least twice in the film, like after Augustine died, when Mo'at declared, "She is with Eywa now." Jake also prayed to Eywa to help them while the Na'vi defended the Tree of Souls.
Mo'at. Mo'at was the Omaticaya clan's shaman, and Jake asked Mo'at to heal Augustine, but they were not successful. The clan attempted to put Augustine's soul into her avatar, but she died before the ritual ended. Mo'at was Eytucan's mate, and was Neytiri's mother. Mo'at was played by C.C.H. Pounder.
|What was the name of the flying beast that Jake successfully tamed to get respect from the Omaticaya?||Enter The World: "Avatar"
Toruk. The Toruk was tamed by Jake to get the Omaticaya's respect back, which he successfully did. He knew that only five Na'vi had ever tamed it, because Neytiri told him. He found them at their Tree of Souls, successfully gained their trust, and was optimistic about the chances of saving Augustine.
Quaritch. After Neytiri saved Jake he was taken to her clan's, the Omaticaya's, Hometree. It was decided that Neytiri was to teach Jake their ways, and Quaritch decided to give him three months to get the Omaticaya to leave their Hometree. Jake fell in love with Neytiri, and began to enjoy the Na'vi during those three months. After Neytiri and Jake became mates for life, they slept under the Tree of Voices together, and when a bulldozer came to demolish it, he disabled the bulldozer by removing the bulldozer's vision. Quaritch witnessed that, and removed Jake from his avatar. Quaritch was the third major character in the movie and was the leader of the soldiers on Pandora. He commanded the troops while they were trying to bomb the Tree of Souls, and was killed by Neytiri during that battle. Quaritch was played by Stephen Lang.
Neytiri. Neytiri and Jake first met when Neytiri rescued Jake by shooting the dog-like predators that were attacking him. Afterwards she became angry with Jake because she blamed him for the death of the predators. Jake was trying to make it through the night on Pandora when he was attacked. Jake fell into those circumstances after he was separated from a group exploring Pandora as avatars, which included Augustine and Norm. Neytiri was the second main character in the movie; she was the daughter of her clan's chief Eytucan, and fell in love with Jake. Neytiri was portrayed by Zoe Saldana.
Jake Sully. Norm Spellman, an anthropologist, and Dr. Grace Augustine, a botanist, were two of the people he met on Pandora. Jake used to be a Marine, but his waist-down area became paralyzed during war on Earth. He went to Pandora because his body was fine for his brother's avatar. Jake was the most important character in the movie; he led the rebellion against the humans later in the film, and fell in love with a Na'vi woman named Neytiri. Sam Worthingon played Jake.
Na'vi. The Na'vi were very difficult to kill; they had tails, stood nine feet tall, and had bones reinforced with carbon fiber. Pandora's atmosphere was toxic, and humans couldn't breathe it. Human-Na'vi hybrid bodies were called avatars. Avatars could be controlled by humans while their body was resting. They were created by mixing human DNA with that of a Na'vi.
Unobtanium. During the beginning, mining unobtanium was the main economic activity on Pandora, the moon where the events of the movie took place. Unobtanium was a precious mineral on the moon, and was very valuable. The corporation mining the mineral was called RDA, an acronym for Resources Development Administration, which controlled all of the resources in the Alpha Centauri system, where Pandora was. Parker Selfridge was in control of the mining on Pandora.
|After Jake is unable to stop the bulldozers from destroying the Tree of Voices, he learns that the RDA intends to proceed with its plan to destroy Hometree. Jake and Grace plead with Parker Selfridge, the head of the RDA on Pandora, to call off the attack by telling him that he does not want the blood of innocent Na'vi families on his hands. Parker relents, but gives Jake only one hour to convince the Omaticaya to evacuate. Is Jake successful?||"Avatar" Part I
No. Jake and Grace regain control of their avatar forms in order to bring a warning to the Omaticaya about the impending attack. "A great evil is upon us," Jake announces, with a heavy heart. "The Sky People are coming to destroy Hometree." He explains that he was tasked with learning the ways of the Na'vi, so that when the time came for him to give them this message, he would be believed. "What are you saying Jake?" Neytiri asks, realizing the implications of his words. "You knew this would happen?" Jake answers affirmatively, but tries to explain that his loyalties have changed. "At first it was just orders. But I fell in love with the forest, with the people, with you," he tells Neytiri. Unfortunately, she is too distraught in this moment to look past Jake's betrayal. "I trusted you," she cries, pushing him away from her. "You will never be one of the people." Jake and Grace are restrained, while the Omaticaya clan prepare a war party to defend Hometree.
|After Jake completes the Omaticaya ceremony that marks his passage into manhood, Neytiri informs him that he may choose a woman. "I have already chosen," Jake says, indicating that his choice is Neytiri, before adding, "But this woman must also choose me." How does Neytiri respond?||"Avatar" Part I
"She already has.". Jake becomes a "Son of the Omaticaya" in a ceremony presided over by Eytukan. Jake stands in the middle of Hometree, his face and body decorated with white markings, as the entire clan gather around him. "Every Na'vi is born twice," Jake explains. "The second time, you earn your place among the people forever." After the ceremony, Jake is taken by Neytiri to the Tree of Voices - a sacred site in the forest where the Omaticaya can connect and communicate with their ancestors, or as Neytiri describes it, "a place for prayers to be heard... and sometimes answered". Here, she explains to him the significance of becoming one of the Omaticaya. "You may make your bow from the wood of Hometree, and you may choose a woman," she tells him. "I have already chosen," he says, "but this woman must also choose me." Neytiri answers Jake with the quoted line, and they spend the night in the clearing. Their happiness is short-lived, however, as the morning brings with it the RDA bulldozers, who arrive to clear a path through the forest, and in the process destroy the Tree of Voices. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning, as the RDA has plans to target Hometree next.
|One of the rites of passage every Omaticaya hunter must go through is the selection and taming of a Mountain Banshee or Ikran - the magnificent winged creature that roosts high up in the Hallelujah Mountains. The selection is not a one-sided affair, however, as the Ikran also has to choose its hunter. How does an Ikran signify that it has made its choice?||"Avatar" Part I
It will try to kill the hunter.. Like all of the Na'vi, the Omaticaya have a deep connection with nature, and one of the clearest examples of this is when they achieve "tsahaylu" (the bond) with another living creature. Tsahaylu occurs when an Omaticaya hunter connects his neural queue (located at the end of the ponytail-like protrusion on the back of his head) to the neural queue of another Pandoran creature, enabling the hunter to control the movements of the creature as if it were an extension of his own body. In the case of the Ikran, a bond made with an Omaticaya hunter is for life. As Neytiri explains to Jake, "Once tsahaylu is made, Ikran will fly with only one hunter in the whole life."
On the day that he goes through the time-honored ritual, Jake is schooled in the procedure by Neytiri. "Now you choose your Ikran," she tells him. "This you must feel inside. If he also chooses you, move quick like I showed. You will have one chance, Jake." When he asks how he will know if the Ikran chooses him, Neytiri responds, "He will try to kill you." Jake appears unnerved by the information, responding with a single word: "Outstanding."
After a close call where he is nearly flung off the side of the mountain, Jake manages to make the bond with his Ikran, and he immediately heads off for his first flight in one of the film's many thrilling flying sequences. "I may not be much of a horse guy," he says, recalling his previous failed attempts to ride a Direhorse, "but I was born to do this." Jake's aptitude for flying is nicely foreshadowed by the narration at the start of the film where Jake speaks about being injured and lying in the VA Hospital, and having a dream in which he is flying.
|Neytiri returns to Hometree with Jake and presents him to her parents, Eytukan and Mo'at. Surprisingly, they decide that Jake can stay, even though he is identified as an avatar. What name does Eytukan use in referring to avatars in this scene?||"Avatar" Part I
Dreamwalkers. Jake is greeted with trepidation when he enters Hometree because he is instantly recognizable as an avatar - apart from his human clothes, Jake also possesses five digits on each hand; one more than the four digits on the hands of the Na'vi. Eytukan, the leader of the Omaticaya, asks his daughter why she has brought Jake here, when he had previously said that Dreamwalkers were forbidden from entering Hometree. When Neytiri speaks of the sign from Eywa, Jake's fate is left to Mo'at, the tribe's spiritual leader or Tsahik - the one in charge of interpreting the will of Eywa. Jake informs her that he wishes to learn from them, but Mo'at has her doubts. "We have tried to teach other Sky People," she says, in reference to the humans who have come before him. "It is hard to fill a cup that is already full." Nevertheless, she decides that Jake can stay. Even Eytukan is attracted to the prospect that they may gain some knowledge from the "first warrior Dreamwalker". To Neytiri's dismay, she is tasked by Mo'at to teach Jake the ways of the Omaticaya clan.
Eytukan is portrayed by Wes Studi and Mo'at is portrayed by CCH Pounder.
|Jake follows Neytiri so that he can learn more about the ways of the Na'vi from her, but she tells him that he should not be here, and tries to get him to go back to where he came from. She changes her mind, however, and brings Jake to meet the rest of her tribe, after something occurs that she interprets as a good omen. What is the sign that Neytiri cannot ignore?||"Avatar" Part I
The seeds of the sacred tree appear and come to rest on Jake.. The Na'vi worship a deity known as Eywa - the god of all living things. Their most important connection to Eywa is the Tree of Souls, and the seeds of this sacred tree, known as woodsprites, are considered good omens by the Na'vi. Before Jake encounters the viperwolves, Neytiri chances upon him in the forest. She takes aim at him with her bow, but decides against killing him after a woodsprite appears and hovers at the tip of her arrow. Later, when she is trying to convince Jake to leave her alone, several dozen woodsprites suddenly appear and land on Jake, covering his head, arms and upper body. Neytiri interprets this as a clear sign from Eywa that there is more to Jake than meets the eye. She tells Jake that the woodsprites are "seeds of the sacred tree" and "very pure spirits", and decides to take him back with her to Hometree, the home of the Omaticaya clan.
|After Jake is separated from Grace and the rest of the science team, he is forced to spend the night in the Pandoran forest. It is there that he first encounters Neytiri, who saves him from almost certain death at the jaws of a vicious pack of viperwolves. Jake tries to thank her for her help after she dispatches the last of his attackers, only to find himself the object of her wrath. Why is Neytiri upset with Jake?||"Avatar" Part I
She blames him for the deaths of the viperwolves.. When Jake thanks Neytiri for fighting off the coyote-like creatures, he is surprised by her reaction. "Don't thank. You don't thank for this," she tells him. "This is sad, very sad only. All this is your fault. They did not have to die." Neytiri is also openly disgusted with Jake's clumsy ways and his unfamiliarity with the Pandoran wilderness. "You're like a baby," she tells him. "Make a lot of noise. Don't know what to do." When he asks her why she bothered saving his life at all, he gets the closest thing to a compliment from Neytiri. "You have a strong heart," she says. "No fear. But stupid. Ignorant, like a child." Instead of being insulted, Jake is encouraged by Neytiri's remarks and pursues her through the forest in an attempt to get her to help him.
Neytiri is portrayed by actress Zoe Saldana, who was previously seen in the role of Uhura in the 2009 re-launch of the "Star Trek" film franchise.
|Colonel Quaritch, the head of security at the human base on Pandora, develops a keen interest in Jake after learning that he is part of the Avatar Program. What does Quaritch want Jake to do for him?||"Avatar" Part I
Feed him intelligence about the Na'vi. Quaritch feels that Jake's involvement in the Avatar Program presents a golden opportunity for him to gather crucial intelligence about the Na'vi. He tasks Jake to use his avatar to gain the Na'vi's trust, in order to "learn these savages from the inside" and to "learn their ways". He needs the information so that he can force the Na'vi to cooperate with the RDA, or defeat them if it comes down to a fight. Quaritch makes a deal with Jake that in exchange for usable intelligence on the Na'vi, Quaritch will see to it that Jake will get the expensive medical procedure for him to regain the use of his legs.
Colonel Quaritch is portrayed by Stephen Lang, a respected actor of both the stage and silver screen. He originated the role of Colonel Nathan Jessup on Broadway in the original stage production of "A Few Good Men", a role that Jack Nicholson would later earn an Oscar nomination for playing in the successful film adaptation.
|Grace considers Jake to be an inferior replacement for his brother in the Avatar Program, and she takes every opportunity to make her feelings known to him. The first time Jake attempts to link up with his avatar, she remarks, "So you just figured you'd come out here to the most hostile environment known to man with no training of any kind and just see how it went? What was going through your head?" What is Jake's response?||"Avatar" Part I
"Maybe I was sick of doctors telling me what I couldn't do.". Jake is referring, of course, to the fact that he is paralyzed from the waist-down and spends his days confined to a wheelchair. He joins the Avatar Program despite his lack of training for the job, because he believes that he can "pass any test a man can pass" and he sees the experience as a chance for a fresh start. Jake is also attracted to the fact that his non-functioning legs are not an issue while he is driving his avatar. Indeed, one of the first things he does in his avatar body is to burst out of the lab and run as fast as he can past the base's obstacle course, stopping only to enjoy the sensation of the Pandoran soil around his toes. Although Grace is unimpressed with Jake initially, she gradually comes to appreciate his commitment and determination, and eventually accepts him as a valuable member of her team.
Jake Sully is portrayed by Sam Worthington, who was previously seen starring alongside Christian Bale in the movie "Terminator: Salvation".
|We first see Dr. Grace Augustine as she emerges from a link bed in the human colony's base on Pandora. She appears tired and quickly becomes irritable because her technicians are too slow in handing something to her. What does she want?||"Avatar" Part I
A cigarette. Grace seems to be in dire need of a smoke in this scene, in which she chastises her staff for not moving fast enough for her liking. "Guys," she implores, after emerging from the coffin-shaped link bed, "What's wrong with this picture?" She is quickly handed a cigarette, but it doesn't do much to improve her mood. Grace's no-nonsense attitude is undoubtedly an asset in her role as the head of the Avatar Program on Pandora, but her propensity for constantly speaking her mind, frequently puts her at odds with the RDA's chief administrator because she usually disagrees with his methods. Interestingly, her demeanor and mood seem to improve dramatically whenever she is in her avatar form, as her previous work on Pandora has endeared her greatly to the Na'vi and their way of life. Another possibility is that the Pandoran atmosphere is already so full of toxins that she doesn't feel the need for a nicotine fix while in her avatar body.
The character of Grace Augustine was originally named Grace Shipley, but the filmmakers changed the name after Sigourney Weaver signed on to play the part, as "Shipley" was too similar to "Ripley", the name of her character in the "Alien" series of films.
|Jake Sully, the film's protagonist, is recruited to replace his twin brother in the Avatar Program after the latter's untimely demise. Although his death is not depicted in the movie, it is described in a voice over narration near the start of the film. What are we told about his death?||"Avatar" Part I
He is killed while being robbed.. Tom Sully's life is brought to a premature end by a senseless act of violence on the eve of his scheduled departure for Pandora. His brother, Jake, describes his passing matter-of-factly in the following manner: "A week before he was going to ship out, a guy with a gun ends his journey for the paper in his wallet." Tom's death poses an inconvenience to the RDA, the powerful quasi-governmental conglomerate that had invested a lot of resources in developing an avatar for Tom for his work on Pandora.
An avatar is a hybrid being that is made by combining the genetic material of a human driver with that of the Na'vi, Pandora's indigenous alien species. By matching each human driver with his or her genetically compatible avatar, the driver is able to remotely control a body that is perfectly adapted to the harsh Pandoran environment, while remaining out of harm's way in a link bed in the Bio Lab on the RDA's base. With Tom dead, his avatar is driver-less. Luckily for the RDA, Jake's genome is identical to Tom's, so he is able to step into his brother's shoes in the Avatar Program as the driver of his avatar.
|The Sky People are defeated and are forced to leave Pandora and return to Earth. A few humans are chosen to stay, and Jake's fate is revealed in the film's final moments. What becomes of Jake at the end of the movie?||"Avatar" Part II
He remains on Pandora, and his consciousness is transferred to his avatar.. Jake decides to remain on Pandora with Neytiri as part of the Omaticaya clan. Among those humans who are also allowed to stay are Norm Spellman and Max Patel, the scientists from the Avatar Program who previously allied themselves with Jake. In his final video log that he records at the now-abandoned RDA base, Jake explains that no matter what happens, he does not intend to return to "this place". His last words before signing off provide a hint to his destiny: "I guess I better go. I don't want to be late for my own party. It's my birthday, after all." The scene then shifts to the Tree of Souls, where Mo'at is leading the Omaticaya in a ceremony not unlike the one performed during the failed attempt at saving Grace's life. Thankfully, the outcome of the ceremony is different this time, and Jake's consciousness is successfully transferred from his human body to his avatar body. The movie ends on a close-up of Jake's avatar as he opens his eyes.
|The members of the Omaticaya clan employ a greeting in the Na'vi language that is heard several times throughout the film. It is usually rendered in English as a relatively simple phrase, but its true meaning is considerably more profound. What is the usual English translation for this greeting?||"Avatar" Part II
"I see you.". The Na'vi greeting "Oel ngati kameie" is invariably translated as "I see you", but as Norm Spellman explains to Jake in the film, it means more than simply "I'm seeing you in front of me". The greeting's true meaning might be better understood as "I see into you" or "I understand you". It connotes a level of recognition and acceptance far beyond anything communicated in the mere concept of "seeing". Neytiri can be heard using the greeting on her father, Eytukan, when she brings Jake back to Hometree, and when Jake and Neytiri address each other for the first time after Jake tames the Toruk. However, the most significant use of the phrase occurs near the end of the film, after Quaritch is defeated and the battle for the Tree of Souls is over.
In this scene, Neytiri climbs into the mobile lab and discovers that Jake has been exposed to the toxic Pandoran air and rendered unconscious. She revives him with an Exopack, and as he comes to she says, "I see you." This is the first time that Neytiri has seen Jake in his human form, and yet he is no stranger to her and she knows who he is in that crucial moment. Neytiri's ability to look past Jake's human, and therefore alien, outward appearance in order to recognize the person that she loves on the inside effectively conveys the true meaning of the Na'vi greeting.
|The Valkyrie shuttle is only seconds away from delivering its destructive payload - a makeshift bomb - to its target, when Jake brings it crashing down to the forest floor. How does he manage this?||"Avatar" Part II
By throwing a grenade in its engine intake duct. In one of the more thrilling scenes in the film's climactic battle sequence, Jake flies over the Valkyrie with his Toruk and lands gracefully on top of the shuttle. Moving swiftly, he neutralizes the RDA troops in the ship's machine gun turret and throws a grenade into an engine intake duct before leaping off the side of the shuttle and onto the back of his Toruk in a perfectly choreographed maneuver. The explosion sends the shuttle into a downward-angled dive, causing the daisy-cutter explosives to roll back into the ship's cargo bay. The Valkyrie crashes on the forest floor and explodes in a massive fireball before it can reach the Tree of Souls. Jake then tries to employ a similar tactic with Quaritch's Dragon gunship.
|On the eve of Quaritch's "shock and awe" campaign against the Na'vi, Jake attempts to enlist the help of Eywa herself, but is told by Neytiri that "Eywa does not take sides". Judging by what happens during the battle, are Jake's prayers answered by Eywa?||"Avatar" Part II
Yes. When Jake learns of Quaritch's plan to target the Tree of Souls, he connects his neural queue to the aerial roots of the sacred tree and calls out to Eywa for help. "I'm probably just talking to a tree," he says awkwardly, "but if you're there, I need to give you a heads-up." Jake knows that Eywa stores the collective memories of all of the Na'vi who have died in the past, and he hopes that this extends to avatars. "If Grace is with you, look into her memory. See where we came from. There is no green there. We killed our mother," he tells Eywa. He ends his plea for help with a warning to Eywa: "More Sky People will come, like a rain that never ends." Neytiri overhears Jake's prayer, and tells him, "Our great Eywa does not take sides, Jake. She protects the balance."
During the battle, just when it seems like the Na'vi forces are overrun by the RDA, the tide suddenly turns. Swarms of rider-less banshees suddenly appear and attack the Samson and Scorpion gunships in mid-flight. The soldiers in A.M.P Suits are trampled by a stampede of Hammerhead Titanotheres, and the smaller ground forces are easily picked off by viperwolves. Even the normally ferocious panther-like Thanator walks up tamely to Neytiri, and allows her to ride him after she loses her Ikran. "Jake, Eywa has heard you!" she cries triumphantly. The Omaticaya have a saying, which appears to have come true this day: "Eywa will provide."
|When Quaritch realizes that the Na'vi are gearing up for an attack, he convinces the RDA and the rest of the human forces on Pandora that they must launch a pre-emptive assault on the Na'vi. Whom or what does he select as the target for the assault?||"Avatar" Part II
The Tree of Souls. Quaritch detects that the Na'vi are accumulating their forces, and fears that they will soon have enough warriors to overwhelm the RDA base on Pandora. He knows that the Na'vi regard the Tree of Souls as their most important connection to their deity, Eywa, and he correctly concludes that the sacred tree would make an ideal target. In a speech to his troops that consists mostly of fear-mongering and manipulation, he convinces them that they should "strike at the heart of the Na'vi" by destroying the Tree of Souls. "We will fight terror with terror!" he proclaims.
Jake learns of the impending attack from Max Patel, a scientist from the RDA base, and starts mapping out his strategy to defend the Tree of Souls with Trudy and Norm. "We're going up against gunships with bows and arrows," Trudy observes, adding that she would prefer not to end up a martyr. Jake responds by saying that they have the advantage, as they are familiar with the terrain, and that the powerful flux vortex will wreak havoc with the RDA's instruments and guidance systems. When it is pointed out that the Na'vi will never recover if Quaritch succeeds in destroying their connection to Eywa, Jake's response is direct and to-the-point. "Well I guess we better stop him," he says.
|Jake wins over the hearts and minds of the Omaticaya who have gathered at the Tree of Souls in a rousing speech that demonstrates where his true loyalties lie. What does he tell the Omaticaya?||"Avatar" Part II
That all the Na'vi clans must unite and fight against the Sky People. Like Neytiri's great-great-grandfather before him, Jake fulfils his destiny as the sixth Toruk Makto by uniting the various Na'vi clans at a time of great sorrow against a common enemy - the Sky People or humans. He sends word out to the Horse clan of the plains and to the Ikran clan of the Eastern Sea, telling them that Toruk Makto calls out for them. In total, 15 different clans answer the call, and before long the legion of Na'vi warriors quickly number in the thousands. This is his speech to the Omaticaya, in all of its glory:
"The Sky People have sent us a message. That they can take whatever they want, and no one can stop them. Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. You tell them Toruk Makto calls to them. You fly now, with me, my brothers and sisters. We will show the Sky People that they cannot take whatever they want, and that this ... this is our land."
|Jake is once again accepted by the Omaticaya, and he immediately petitions their help to save Grace's life. Mo'at leads the entire clan in a ceremony at the Tree of Souls that is intended to transfer Grace's essence or soul from her badly wounded human body into her healthy avatar body. Is the ceremony successful?||"Avatar" Part II
No. The Na'vi believe in "a network of energy that flows through all living things", and nowhere on Pandora is that network more keenly felt than at the Tree of Souls. The ceremony that Mo'at initiates involves her reciting a mystical chant over Grace's human and avatar bodies at the foot of the Tree of Souls, while all of the Omaticaya sit in concentric circles around them. The energies of the entire clan are channeled into entreating Eywa, their deity, into sparing the life of the injured and dying Grace. "The Great Mother may choose to save all that she is in this body," Mo'at explains, indicating that if the ceremony works, Grace will be alive in her avatar form. "She must pass through the eye of Eywa." The chanting reaches fever pitch, but once the ritual is over, Grace's avatar body remains still as the bioluminescent light on the ground all around the Tree of Souls gradually dims and fades. Earlier, Jake is taught by Neytiri that "all energy is borrowed, and one day you have to give it back". The day for Grace to give back her energy has finally come. With her last breath, Grace turns to Jake with her final words. "I'm with her, Jake. She's real," she whispers, before slipping away. "Her wounds were too great," Mo'at explains. "She is with Eywa now."
|Jake desperately needs to reconnect with the Omaticaya clan, but he knows that he must find some way to regain their respect in order to face them again. Recalling the legends of the few Na'vi who were able to ride the Toruk, the magnificent predator of the skies of Pandora, he decides that his only option is to tame one himself. What is his plan for taming the Toruk?||"Avatar" Part II
He will fly directly above it and jump on its back.. Jake learns about the legendary creature from Neytiri. The humans call it the Great Leonopteryx, but the Na'vi refer to it as the Toruk, which means "Last Shadow". Larger and more brightly colored than the Mountain Banshee, the Toruk is a fearsome winged predator. Neytiri tells Jake that there have been only five "Toruk Makto" (riders of Last Shadow) known to the Na'vi, and that her grandfather's grandfather had been one of them. "He was mighty," she tells Jake. "He brought the clans together at a time of great sorrow."
Jake knows that the Omaticaya will trust him again if he can tame a Toruk, and he settles on a simple plan for doing just that. "The way I had it figured, Toruk was the baddest cat in the sky," he reasons. "No one would ever attack him. So why would he ever look up?" Jake's theory proves to be sound, and he manages to bond with a Toruk after steering his trusted banshee directly above it and jumping down onto the Toruk's back. Jake enters the valley of the Tree of Souls, where the Omaticaya have gathered, as the sixth Toruk Makto, and is greeted with awe. Neytiri greets Jake and apologizes for her earlier behavior. "I was afraid, Jake, for my people. I am not anymore," she says. Jake walks up to Tsu'Tey, the new leader of the tribe, and tells him, "I stand before you, ready to serve the Omaticaya people." Jake has finally earned the respect of Tsu'Tey, who tells him, "I will fly with you."
|Trudy Chacon is the Marine pilot who breaks Jake, Grace and Norm out of detention and helps them to escape from the RDA compound. We know that she is sympathetic to their cause, and to that of the Na'vi, because of her actions during the attack on Hometree. What does she do during that attack?||"Avatar" Part II
She refuses to fire her rockets on Hometree when ordered to do so.. Trudy is assigned to ferry the science team on their sorties around Pandora, which is how she comes to befriend Jake, Grace and Norm. She demonstrates her disapproval of the attack on Hometree by refusing to fire her rockets after the order is given, opting instead to break formation and return to base. Although she cannot do anything to stop the campaign, she decides that she doesn't have to take part in the destruction of Hometree, or stay and watch as it happens. She is also instrumental in helping Jake, Grace and Norm escape after they are locked up by the RDA, and appropriates her Samson gunship to fly them off the base and move their mobile link lab to a safer location deep in the flux vortex near the Tree of Souls. Unfortunately, in the course of the escape, Grace is seriously wounded by Quaritch.
The character of Trudy Chacon is portrayed by Michelle Rodriguez and was reportedly based on a real-life helicopter pilot whom James Cameron met in the Antarctic.
|Quaritch's campaign on Hometree proceeds with chilling precision and effectiveness. He employs gas canisters to drive the Omaticaya out of their home, before switching to incendiaries and rocket launchers to bring down Hometree. Why is the RDA so intent on destroying Hometree?||"Avatar" Part II
It is situated over a large deposit of unobtanium.. The tree that is used by the Omaticaya clan as their village is standing on top of Pandora's richest deposit of unobtanium, a valuable room-temperature semiconductor. A kilogram of unobtanium sells for $20 million back on Earth, so the RDA will go to any lengths to harvest the precious mineral, and they view the Omaticaya as nothing more than "fly-bitten savages" standing in the way of their bottom line. After the smoke clears, Hometree has fallen, leaving many dead in its wake, among them Eytukan. When Jake discovers Neytiri, she is grieving the loss of both her ancestral home and her father. "I'm sorry," he offers, but Neytiri is inconsolable. "Get away," she tells Jake. "Get away from here. Never come back." Jake realizes that he is now an outcast to the Omaticaya.
Neytiri fires two arrows straight into his chest.. This happens just outside link up station 26. Neytiri is stuck beneath the dead mass of the animal she rode to the scene and watches as Jake and Miles battle. She eventually wriggles herself free, jumps in front of Miles and shoots two well aimed arrows straight into his chest!
Bows and arrows. This quote is said by Trudy Chacon. It refers to the fact that the Na'v.i have considerably less weaponry then Miles Quaritch and his crew, who we know have a huge amount of fire power from the time they managed to shatter the roots of the enourmous Home Tree. It is said within link up station 26 as Jake, Norm and Trudy discuss their options on how to defeat their opponent.
Grace used to run an English school for the Na'vi.. Grace used to run an English school for the Na'vi. As relationships between Selfridge, his human army and the Na'vi became more strained they no longer came to learn and lost a lot of trust in their alien friends. Grace is a very kind individual with a harsh streak and isn't afraid to speak her mind. When Jake persuades Eytucan to let Grace back into the Home Tree, the children are excited to see their old teacher again.