A firework is a colorful explosion created by the detonation of a pyrotechnic device. They are often used as decoration or entertainment at celebrations and festivals. A very popular light show in the World of Avatar, fireworks add an aesthetic touch to wherever they are used. Although sometimes seen during the day, they are typically used at nighttime, when they are most visible and spectacular.
Fireworks were widely used at several locations across the Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Fire Nation colonies by 100 ASC. They were used during the Fire Days Festival being held in a Fire Nation colony. While assisting Team Avatar in avoiding capture from Fire Nation soldiers, Chey set off a firework starter by bombing it. Later on their journey, when Team Avatar arrived at General Fong's outpost in the Earth Kingdom, they were greeted with a daytime fireworks show. It was held in honor of Avatar Aang's successful task of defending the Northern Water Tribe from a Fire Nation invasion.
A similar celebration was held later that year in Ba Sing Se, when Team Avatar attended a fireworks show to commemorate their success in defeating the Fire Nation and ending the Hundred Year War. Here, Toph admitted she hated fireworks because she could not see them, so all she could make of them were the fact that they were loud explosions in the sky.
In 170 ASC, during the Pro-bending Championship Tournament in Republic City, a brief indoor fireworks show was conducted inside the arena as the opening act for the White Falls Wolfbats team. This was the first known use of fireworks indoors.
Fireworks are quite colorful and explosive. Red, pink, white, green, and yellow versions have all been seen in the past.
In the Fire Nation, firework starters have two different designs. The first resembles red dynamite, and they have a cone-shaped top with rounded edges and peak that rests on a long cylinder. The alternate design looks like a sausage on a stake. There is some wrapping around the starter, which is probably used to contain flammable substance. The starters can be detonated either by fire or explosion. After the starters fire, they fly upward with rapid speed, leaving a trail of blazing yellow fire behind them. Eventually, they explode in mid-air, sending out streaks of multi-colored light in every direction. The explosions themselves last just one second, but are very bright. These fireworks create loud noises.
Earth Kingdom firework starters are more simplistic. They are round, earthen spheres that earthbenders can fire into the sky. Like Fire Nation starters, the spheres are filled with highly explosive material that combusts in the sky. Earth Kingdom fireworks are identical to Fire Nation fireworks.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "The Deserter". Tim Hedrick (writer) & Lauren MacMullan (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. October 21, 2005. No. 16, Book One: Water
- ↑ "The Avatar State". Aaron Ehasz, Elizabeth Welch Ehasz, Tim Hedrick, John O'Bryan (writers) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. March 17, 2006. No. 1, Book Two: Earth
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- ↑ "And the Winner Is...". Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko (writers) & Joaquim Dos Santos, Ki Hyun Ryu (directors). The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon. May 12, 2012. No. 6, Book One: Air