Does Jake merge with his Avatar and become Na’vi permanently?

Does Jake merge with his Avatar and become Na’vi permanently?

The crux of Avatar is how for their own capitalistic goals, humans trick the Na’vi tribe under the guise of friendship. They then later blatantly attack them in order to get the rare material, “unobtanium.”

After the Na’vi’s win the war, Jake is left with the choice of either staying or leaving Pandora. So, how does it go about it?

At the end of Avatar, Jake chooses to transfer his mind into his Na’vi Avatar, using the Tree of Souls to merge the two entities successfully. He stays back on Pandora with Neytiri and becomes a part of her Omaticaya Na’vi tribe.

The process through which Jake transfers his consciousness is quite interesting, so let’s have a look at Avatar’s ending.

Why and how does Jake merge with his Avatar?

Earlier in the movie, we’re introduced to the concept of how humans can project their consciousness into their Na’vi Avatars and control their bodies. Although the humans had nefarious reasons for this technology, Jake ultimately uses it to prove his loyalty to his new family.

During the war, the Na’vis tried to transfer Dr. Grace’s mind permanently into her Avatar’s body. But because her human body was injured beyond repair, the transfer was not successful.

Does Jake merge with his Avatar and become Na'vi permanently?
Jake Sully | Source: IMDb

After the Na’vis finally win the war, all the humans are banished from Pandora save for those who fought for the Na’vis. Jake has a tough choice to make. As a fish out of water and someone who was formerly perceived as a betrayer, it’s not easy for him to stay back with the Na’vi. Plus there are all the technical difficulties on how he’ll physically integrate himself with the community.

So, he decides to transfer his mind into his Avatar, despite the risks that also caused Dr. Grace’s death. To describe the process, the two bodies are placed side by side with the Tree of Souls acting as the conduit. The Na’vi’s chant while the transfer takes place.

Thankfully for Jake, his transfer is completely successful and he merges with his Avatar once and for all. Thus he can have his “happily ever after” with his dearly beloved, Neytiri.

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About Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water is an upcoming American epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron and produced by 20th Century Studios. It is the second film in Cameron’s Avatar franchise, following Avatar (2009).

Cameron produces with Jon Landau. Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, CCH Pounder, and Matt Gerald are all reprising their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in a different role. New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Brendan Cowell, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Oona Chaplin, Vin Diesel, and CJ Jones.

Avatar 2 revolves around a universal concept of family and follows Jake Sully and Neytiri 14 years after the first film as they focus on protecting their child. However, they are forced to leave their home and explore the different regions of Pandora when an old threat returns to finish what they started. Jake has never faced a bigger challenge.