Blasting jelly is a highly combustible substance used for demolition. A volatile weapon, it is capable of destroying warships and defensive barriers, and was also used by the Fire Nation to blast out mountains. Blasting jelly is highly flammable and can be ignited from both short and long range distances. The extent of the blasting jelly's strength coupled with its portability makes it advantageous in both stealth operations and war ventures.
The flooding of Gaipan Edit
When Team Avatar met the Freedom Fighters, their leader, Jet, obtained a large supply of blasting jelly from an encampment of Fire Nation infantry stationed near the village of Gaipan. He asked Pipsqueak and The Duke to handle the barrels, which they brought back to their hideout for later use. They needed to stash it very carefully so as to avoid confusing the explosive with the jelly candy they procured in the same raid.
After Team Avatar discovered Jet's true motives, they attempted to stop him from flooding the village of Gaipan. The village was situated near a dam, and Jet intended to use the jelly to destroy the structure in an attempt to liberate Gaipan from Fire Nation control. Although Katara immobilized Jet by freezing him to a tree, he still signaled for Longshot to carry out the plan. Longshot fired a flaming arrow to ignite the jelly, thus destroying the dam and flooding Gaipan.
Attempted assassination of Prince Zuko Edit
Before embarking on his journey to the North Pole, Zhao contacted a group of pirates, the same assembly Prince Zuko encountered near the seedy merchants pier, to settle on a deal that would lead to Zuko's demise. After agreeing to a hefty sum of gold pieces, the pirates went forth to orchestrate a scheme that would successfully lead to the prince's death.
Knowing that Zuko's crew left to fight alongside Zhao's forces and that Iroh left for an evening stroll, the pirates silently boarded Zuko's ship, carrying with them several barrels of blasting jelly. Oh, the pirate barker, urged his companions to work carefully, so as to prevent the prince from detecting their presence. His efforts to remain unnoticed were successful for the most part, though a slight creak elicited by opening a hatch was enough to notify the prince that he was not alone. Zuko called out to determine whether or not he had company, and instantly deducted that something was not right. He then climbed to the helm of the ship, where he spotted the pirate captain's iguana parrot perched outside the ship.
Zuko then figured out that the pirates were out to kill him, but not before the ship exploded as a result of the ignition of the blasting jelly. The assassination attempt was a failure, unbeknownst to the pirates and Zhao, as Zuko was able to create a fire shield around him just before he was engulfed in the explosion.
Invasion of the Fire Nation Edit
During the Day of Black Sun, the invasion force used two Earth Kingdom supply trucks each carrying eight barrels of blasting jelly to destroy the fortification, allowing them to continue on toward the Fire Nation Capital.
- Blasting jelly is very similar in appearance to jelly candy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Jet". James Eagan (writer) & Dave Filoni (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. May 6, 2005. No. 10, Book One: Water
- ↑ "The Waterbending Scroll". John O'Bryan (writer) & Anthony Lioi (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. April 29, 2005. No. 9, Book One: Water
- ↑ "The Waterbending Master". Michael Dante DiMartino (writer) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. November 18, 2005. No. 18, Book One: Water
- ↑ "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion". Michael Dante DiMartino (writer) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. November 30, 2007. No. 10, Book Three: Fire