Sokka is a 15-year-old warrior from the Southern Water Tribe, and Katara's 's brother, who describes himself as "sarcastic" "the smart one" and "meat-eating". After rescuing Aang from the iceberg and discovering that he is the Avatar, he accompanies Aang on his quest to master the four elements and defeat the Fire Lord , ending the war and bringing peace to the world. Although he hails from a tribe of people with the ability to bend water, he was not given the gift and instead strives to become a worthy warrior and leader. Instead of bending , he is frequently given opportunities to use his ingenuity and weapons, including his boomerang, machete, and a sword he forged from a meteorite.For an inhabitant of a mystical world, Sokka shows a remarkable proclivity towards science and is something of a jack-of-all-trades( he is easily able to understand the Fire Nation's advanced technology, and perfects the design of the Hot air balloon). He seems naturally adept at creating weapons out of any materials at any time, and is shown to be resourceful and creative in his endeavors. Sokka uses trickery and optical illusions to help his sister Katara simulate Earth-bending and constructs amateur explosives to simulate Fire-bending .