Plot Outline of “Avatar”

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Beat Acts Beat Description Storylines
1
1
Jake gets a job on Pandora and inprocesses with Team 1 and Team 2.
Jake has a dream about flying. Voice over of Jake saying he was disabled in a war, and all he wants is a cause worth fighting for and to be more than a man can be. Jake
2 Jake fights a bully at a bar. Jake
3 Jake accepts a job offer on Pandora. Jake
4 Jake arrives on Pandora and recieves a safety briefing before exiting the transport ship. Jake
5 Jake recieves a safety briefing from Quaritch. Jake
Quaritch
(Na’vi )
6 Jake inprocesses into the Avatar program and meets Max and Norm. Jake
Max
Norm
(Na’vi )
7 Jake meets Grace, who rejects him. Jake
Grace
Max
Norm
(Selfridge )
(Na’vi )
8 Grace tries and fails to convince Selfridge to Jake taken off the Avatar program. Grace
Selfridge
(Jake )
(Na’vi )
9 Jake trains how to use his Avatar body. Jake
Grace
Max
Norm
(Na’vi )
10 Trudy takes Jake to meet Quaritch, who gives him a mission to spy on the Na’vi. Trudy
Jake
Quaritch
(Na’vi )
11
2
Jake makes contact with the Na’vi and is accepted as a trainee.
Jake escorts Norm and Grace to the Avatar/Na’vi school. Grace says the Na’vi are watching probably them. Jake
Norm
(Na’vi )
12 Jake, Grace and Norm retrieve equipment from the Avatar/Na’vi school. Grace says it closed when RDA attacked and the Na’vi learned all they needed to know about humans. Jake
Grace
Norm
(Na’vi )
13 While leaving the Avatar/Na’vi school, Jake’s flaw causes them to get attacked by a Giant Panther. Jake is separated from the team. Jake
Grace
Norm
Giant panther
14 Jake tries to survive a night in the jungle of Pandora. He is attacked by Little Panthers. Jake
Little panthers
15 Neytiri saves Jake from Pandora wildlife. Jake
Little panthers
Neytiri
16 As Neytiri leads Jake to safety, he is taken captive by Tsu’tey. Jake
Neytiri
Tsu’tey
Na’vi
17 Eytukan decides to let Neytiri train Jake in the ways of the Na’vi. Eytukan
Mo’at
Jake
Neytiri
Tsu’tey
Na’vi
18 Jake eats with the Na’vi. Jake
Neytiri
Na’vi
19
3
Jake swaps intel with Team 1 and Team 2. Grace moves Team 1 away from Team 2.
Jake debriefs with the Avatar team. Jake
Grace
Norm
(Na’vi )
20 Jake debriefs with Quaritch. Jake
Quaritch
(Na’vi )
21 Jake provides intel to Grace, who tells Jake the mililtary killed Neytiri’s sister. Jake
Grace
(Neytiri )
(Na’vi )
22 Neytiri trains Jake on how to use the antenna and diirehorse. Neytiri
Jake
Direhorse
23 Jake gives intel to Quaritch, and Max catches him. Jake
Quaritch
(Na’vi )
Max
24 Grace moves the Avatar program to Site 26. Grace
Jake
Max
Norm
25 Enroute to Site 26, Norm and Trudy flirt. Trudy
Norm
Jake
Grace
26 The Avatar team sets up their equipment at Site 26. Norm
Jake
Grace
27
4
Jake trains with the Na’vi and falls in love with Neytiri.
Neytiri teaches Jake about banshees. Neytiri
Jake
Banshees
28 Jake records a vlog about his training.
Show Jake’s flaw (Out of balance with nature)
Jake
Grace
(Na’vi )
29 Jake trains using a bow and the Na’vi language. Jake
Neytiri
30 Norm and Trudy have sex. Jake and Norm get on good terms, and Norm helps Jake learn the Na’vi language. Norm
Trudy
Jake
Neytiri
Grace
31 Neytiri trains Jake in tree hopping. Neytiri
Jake
32 Jake’s progress impresses Mo’at, who lets Norm and Grace back into the Na’vi. Jake
Mo’at
Neytiri
Grace
Norm
33 Neytiri trains Jake in tracking and naturism. Jake
Neytiri
34 Grace trains Jake in naturism. Grace
Jake
35 Jake demonstrates mastery in the skills Neytiri has been teaching him. Jake
Neytiri
36 Jake acts like a Na’vi while in human form and teaches Grace about naturism. Jake
Grace
37 Tsu’tey leads Jake and other trainees to the floating mountains. Tsu’tey
Jake
Na’vi
(Banshees )
38 Neytiri tells Jake how to tame a banshee, which he does. Neytiri
Jake
Banshee
Tsu’tey
Na’vi
39 Neytiri teaches Jake how to ride his banshee. Neytiri
Jake
Banshee
40 Neytiri and Jake fly their banshees past the Well of Souls and survive a Leonpteryx attack. Neytiri teaches Jake about the leonopteryx and the well of souls. Neytiri
Jake
Banshees
Leonopteyrx
41 Jake gives Trudy a disk with images of the well of souls to deliver to Quaritch. Jake
Trudy
Norm
Grace
(Quaritch )
42 Neytiri tells Jake the legend of the leonopteryx rider uniting the Na’vi in a time of great need. Neytiri
Jake
Leonopteyrx
(Na’vi )
43 Jake kills a sturmbeest and earns the appreciation of the Na’vi. Jake
Sturmbeest
Neytiri
Na’vi
44 Jake and Tsu’tey bond at a sturmbeest feast. Jake
Tsu’tey
45 Jake and Tsu’tey continue bonding at the sturmbeest feast, but Tsu’tey is jilted when Neytiri picks Jake to dance with instead of Tsu’tey. Jake
Tsu’tey
Neytiri
46 Jake explains naturism to the audience. Jake
Neytiri
Na’vi
47 Grace and Jake report their diplomacy progress to Selfridge, who says they’re out of time and attack is imminent. Grace
Jake
Selfridge
(Na’vi )
48 Quaritch gives Jake one last chance to broker a peace treaty with the Na’vi. Quaritch
Jake
(Na’vi )
49 Jake enters his Avatar pod to take his final Na’vi training test. Grace protests to no avail. Jake
Grace
Na’vi
50 Neytiri prepares Jake for his dream walk. Neytiri
Jake
51 Jake completes the dream walk and discovers his spirit animal is a leonopteryx. Eytukan declares Jake a member of the Na’vi. Jake
Leonopteyrx
Eytukan
Na’vi
52 Jake and Neytiri confess their love and have sex. Jake
Neytiri
53
5
RDA attacks the Na’vi. Team 1 is rejected as enemies by Team 2 and Team 3.
RDA attacks sacred Na’vi trees with dozers while Jake is not in his Avatar body. Dozers
Jake
Neytiri
54 Jake’s Avatar body wakes up, and Jake attacks an RDA dozer. Neytiri
Jake
Dozer
55 Tsu’tey challenges Jake to a fight. Jake accepts. Tsu’tey
Jake
Neytiri
Na’vi
56 Trudy flies Quaritch to Site 26 to arrest the Avatar team for Jake attacking the RDA dozer. Trudy
Quaritch
(Jake )
57 Jake and Tsu’tey duel. Jake
Tsu’tey
Na’vi
58 Quaritch arrests the Avatar team causing Jake to lose his duel with Tsu’tey. Quaritch
Jake
Grace
Norm
Tsu’tey
59 Jake and Grace unsucessfully beg Selfridge to call off the attack on Hometree. Jake
Grace
Selfridge
(Na’vi )
60 Wainfleet debriefs Quaritch on the Na’vi counter attack on the RDA dozers. Quaritch is satisfied he has justification to go to war. Wainfleet
Quaritch
(Na’vi )
(Dozers )
61 Quaritch convinces Selfridge to attack Hometree. Quaritch
Selfridge
(Na’vi )
62 Trudy informs the Avatar team that RDA is mobilizing to attack Hometree. Trudy
Grace
Norm
Jake
(Quaritch )
(Na’vi )
63 Jake and Grace convince Selfridge to give them one last chance at diplomacy. Jake
Grace
Selfridge
(Na’vi )
64 Jake and Grace try to warn the Na’vi that Hometree is about to be attacked and they need to evacuate. Jake
Grace
Na’vi
65 RDA attacks and destroys Hometree. Gunships
Na’vi
66
6
Team 1 breaks out of prison, and Jake tames the Leonopteryx.
Trudy breaks the Avatar team out of the RDA prison. Trudy
Jake
Grace
Norm
67 The Avatar team makes their way to Trudy’s gunship. Trudy
Jake
Grace
Norm
68 The Avatar team boards Trudy’s gunship. Trudy
Jake
Grace
Norm
69 Quaritch shoots Grace as Trudy’s gunship flies away. Quaritch
Trudy
Jake
Grace
Norm
70 The Avatar team attaches a link module to Trudy’s gunship to move it from Site 26 to the well of souls. Trudy
Jake
Grace
Norm
71 Enroute to the well of souls, Jake makes a plan to get the Na’vi to save Grace. Trudy
Jake
Grace
Norm
(Na’vi )
72 The Na’vi regroup at the well of souls. Na’vi
73 Jake enters his Avatar pod. Jake
74 Jake finds his banshee. Jake
Banshee
75 Jake tames the leonopteryx. Jake
Banshee
Leonopteyrx
76 Jake uses the leonopteryx to reunite with the Na’vi and convince Mo’at to help save Grace. Jake
Leonopteyrx
Mo’at
Neytiri
Na’vi
Ewa
77
7
Team 1 and 3 plan and prepare to go to war with Team 2, which also plans and prepares for war.
The Na’vi prepare to transfer Grace’s soul into her Na’vi body using the well of souls. Ewa
Grace
Mo’at
Jake
Neytiri
Tsu’tey
Na’vi
78 The Na’vi fail to transfer Grace’s soul to her Na’vi body, and she dies. Ewa
Grace
Mo’at
Jake
Neytiri
Tsu’tey
Na’vi
79 Jake rallies the Na’vi to go to war. Jake
Leonopteyrx
Neytiri
Na’vi
80 Jake and Neytiri convince the horse clan to join their war party. Jake
Leonopteyrx
Neytiri
Na’vi
81 Quaritch rallies the RDA staff to fight the Na’vi. Quaritch
Soldiers
(Na’vi )
82 Selfridge tries and fails to stop Quaritch from militarizing the RDA staff. Selfridge
Quaritch
Soldiers
83 Max warns the Avatar team that Quaritch is preparing to attack the well of souls. Max
Jake
(Quaritch )
(Soldiers )
(Na’vi )
84 The Na’vi prepare for the final battle. Jake
Na’vi
85 Jake prays to Ewa for help at the well of souls. Jake
Ewa
86 The Na’vi and humans make final preparations for the final battle. Na’vi
Soldiers
87
8
Final showdown
Human mech warriors win the first victory against the horse clan. Soldiers
Na’vi
88 Jake leads a group of banshee clan warriors in a battle against human gunships. Jake
Na’vi
Gunships
89 A valkryie gunship approaches the well of souls. Tsu’tey and Norm are knocked out of battle. Jake
Gunships
Soldiers
Tsu’tey
Norm
90 Ewa sends Pandora’s wildlife into the fight against the humans. Ewa
91 Max leads a team of scientists to capture the Avatar lab in the RDA compound. Max
Scientists
Soldiers
92 Jake destroys one of the Valkryie gunships. Jake
Gunships
93 Quaritch goes berzerk and refuses to retreat. Quaritch
Soldiers
Gunships
Na’vi
94 Quaritch’s troops retreat despite being ordered to hold the line. Quaritch
Soldiers
Na’vi
95 Quaritch’s troops retreat despite being ordered to hold the line. Quaritch
Soldiers
Na’vi
96 Quaritch closes in on the well of souls. Quaritch
Na’vi
97 Jake unsuccesfully attacks the dragon gunship. Jake
Quaritch
98 Trudy sacrifices herself to take out the dragon gunship. Quaritch escapes in a mech suit. Trudy
Gunships
Quaritch
99 Max and Avatar warriors attack the RDA control room. Max
Soldiers
Scientists
100 Neytiri and Jake kill Quaritch. Jake
Neytiri
Quaritch
101
9
Denouement
Neytiri saves Jake’s life and sees his human form for the first time. Neytiri
Jake
102 Tsu’tey passes leadership of the Na’vi to Jake, and Jake mercy-kills Tsu’tey. Tsu’tey
Jake
(Na’vi )
103 The Na’vi and Avatar team kick RDA off Pandora. Jake
Na’vi
Scientists
Soldiers
Selfridge
104 Jake makes a denoument vlog. Jake
(Na’vi )
105 The Na’vi transfer Jake’s soul to his Avatar body. Jake
Na’vi

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