We all know about Sokka and his role in the Team Avatar. It was because of his extensive planning that Aang managed to learn all the elements in time. And it was also his plan to learn about the date of the Solar eclipse. And also its time duration before the arrival of Sozin’s comet.
It was also his plan to attack Firelord Ozai during this time. As he would not be able to Firebend during the duration of the eclipse. Sokka had no bending ability but he still had heart and did not shy away from any kind of problems. Another notable trait in his character arc was his love life. All of us know about Suki and Sokka. But another notable relationship that Sokka had, was with Princess Yue of the Northern Water Tribe.
Team Avatar went to the Northern Water Tribe at the end of the Book 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series). They went there to find a Water Bending master for Aang. It was there that they met Princess Yue for the first time. Sokka and Yue both felt attracted to each other right from the instant they laid eyes on each other. In this article, we will describe their short-lived relationship in complete detail. And how they were separated.
Princess Yue’s History
Princess Yue was born in the Northern Water Tribe to Chief Arnook. But became very ill after her birth. They tried to cure her with several treatments but none of them had any positive effect on Yue’s health. But Chief Arnook prayed to the moon spirit and placed her inside the well of the Moon spirit in an act of desperation.
The Moon spirit cured Yue and gave her a piece of itself. This caused the hair of Yue to change to grey color and her eyes to blue color.
After that Yue grew in the Northern Water Tribe and went on to become an advisor to her father. When Team Avatar came to the tribe Sokka instantly became attracted to her and approached her. Both of them started arranging meetings and grew closer.
Chief Arnook’s Vision
When Yue was born Chief Arnook had a dream that her daughter would go on to become an incarnation of the moon itself. After the vision Yue became ill and as a sign of fate, Arnook took Yue to the Well of the Moon spirit where she was finally cured. It was thought that the Moon spirit had placed a part of itself in Yue. And she subsequently got the name Yue which means “Moon”.
Sokka And Yue’s Relationship
Sokka initially approached Yue when the joint celebrations of the 16th birthday of Princess Yue and the return of Avatar Aang. After this, they met while riding on the boats in the canals of the tribe. It was here that the Princess invited Sokka on a bridge to meet. During this meeting, Sokka presented Yue with a gift. After which Yue said sorry and ran away.
After this meeting, Sokka accepted that this behavior is due to the differences in the social classes. And told Yue the same in their next meeting. To which she replied that this is not the case and kissed Sokka. And revealed that the reason behind her erratic behavior was the fact that she is already engaged to someone else. And showed her betrothal necklace to Sokka as well.
Sokka volunteers for the team that Chief Arnook has assembled in his fight against the attacking Fire Nation army. And it is in this team that Sokka meets Yue’s fiance. He is a warrior named Hahn and the engagement is political as both Hahn and Yue do not have any feeling towards each other. Hahn and Sokka instantly start fighting and oppose each other plans leading to Arnook placing Sokka off the team.
Although Sokka is very angry initially Arnook later reveals that the reason behind his expulsion from the team is that he wants Sokka to protect Yue and has placed Sokka in charge of her safety during this attack.
Moon Spirit’s Murder
Commander Zhao or Admiral Zhao had studied the physical form of the Moon spirit and knew that one of the fish in the Spirit Oasis is the physical form of Moon spirit. As the water tribe derived their power from the moon so Zhao had planned to kill the moon spirit and permanently depower the Water Benders.
He succeeds in doing so even after Iroh’s resistance and goes on to kill the Moon Spirit. This results in erasing the moon itself and leaves all the Water Benders powerless.
Yue’s Role in Revival of The Moon Spirit
Aang returns and bonds with the Ocean spirit and decimates the attacking Fire Nation naval fleet. And meanwhile, Iroh points out to Yue that there is a part of the Moon spirit in herself. After which Yue knows what to do and sacrifices her life to revive the Moon Spirit fulfilling the vision of Chief Arnook.
After she touches the body of the Moon spirit her spirit is absorbed and flies towards the moon allowing it to shine once again. Yue’s departing spirit shares a kiss with Sokka and tells her that she will always be with him showing her love towards Sokka.
Sokka was left heartbroken at Yue’s decision and tried to stop her but she knew that her sacrifice was necessary for the survival of her tribe and the rest of the world. She sacrificed her life and died in Sokka’s arms.
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