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16th Mar '18 11:57:17 PM PhoenixChimera
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheGuru "The Guru"]]: Toph has been kidnapped by bounty hunters, Xin Fu and Yu, and is being taken back to her parents. When she tries to escape one of them taunts her by saying: "Not even the greatest Earthbender in the world can bend metal." Toph then uses her Earthbending on metal (a feat which was said multiple times over the course of the series to be entirely impossible) to escape a metal cage, using the same "impossible" skill to trap her captors in their own cage, triumphantly yelling the completely accurate statement of ''"I am the greatest Earthbender in the world!"'', and then riding away on a gigantic wave of ground.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheGuru "The Guru"]]: Toph has been kidnapped by bounty hunters, Xin Fu and Yu, and is being taken back to her parents. When she tries to escape one of them taunts her by saying: "Not even "You may be the greatest Earthbender in the world but Not ‘’you’’ can bend metal." Toph then uses her Earthbending on metal (a feat which was said multiple times over the course of the series to be entirely impossible) to escape a metal cage, using the same "impossible" skill to trap her captors in their own cage, triumphantly yelling the completely accurate statement of ''"I am the greatest Earthbender in the world!"'', and then riding away on a gigantic wave of ground.
21st Feb '18 2:57:36 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Her actions for the entirety of [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderImprisoned "Imprisoned"]], and especially the speech she gives the captured Earthbenders. It falls completely flat, but naive as it appears it is a testament to Katara's determination, because throughout the episode she never once stops fighting for them and without that passion none of them would have followed through on the final, successful escape plan.
18th Feb '18 5:52:47 AM AngrokVa
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* [[Awesome/AvatarTheLastAirbenderNonCanon Non-canon works]].
9th Feb '18 4:19:22 AM ChromeFyra
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** Also the fact that at the end Piandao hands him a white lotus tile. That could mean that said White Lotus Grand Master is saying that Sokka could indeed end up being a future member of the group!
6th Feb '18 6:27:12 PM maxsuldor
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]: Zuko is pretty awesome in the one episode past the beginning of the series where he's a legitimately threatening villain. He effortlessly physically overpowers Katara and ties her to a tree, manipulates the pirates into helping him find Aang by threatening to burn their precious scroll, and is smart enough to see through Sokka's TalkingYourWayOut ploy. Even Aang didn't realize what Sokka was trying to do!

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]: Zuko is pretty awesome in the one third episode past the beginning of the series where he's a legitimately threatening villain. He effortlessly physically overpowers Katara and ties her to a tree, manipulates the pirates into helping him find Aang by threatening to burn their precious scroll, and is smart enough to see through Sokka's TalkingYourWayOut ploy. Even Aang didn't realize what Sokka was trying to do!



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderZukoAlone "Zuko Alone"]]: The ShowdownAtHighNoon in his DayInTheLimelight. It starts with him taking out his first opponent without even fully removing his sword from the sheath, and ends with a classic MyNameIsInigoMontoya moment. Unfortunately, it fully ends with a TearJerker when they reject him.

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** On top of all of this, he ends up confronting Zhao a second time and wins a decisive victory against him — both with firebending and with hand-to-hand combat. One of his winning moves is when he ''uses Zhao's own shoulder to flip over him'', uses unarmed combat in order to divert Zhao's fire punch, and gets a good blow in at his subsequently vulnerable side. ButWaitTheresMore In an EstablishingCharacterMoment, Zuko tries to rescue Zhao from his well-deserved punishment from La; Zhao, being the idiot he is, ignores Zuko's outstretched hand and is dragged off to his penance. Zuko is visibly upset by this, despite everything Zhao put him through, which speaks volumes of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold characterization.
** It should be noted that WordOfGod stated that he did all of this while suffering from a variety of ailments, including previous injury, sleep deprivation, borderline hypothermia, and overall exhaustion. And he ''still'' manages to pull all of that off. TheDeterminator, anyone?
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSwamp "The Swamp"]]: Zuko tracking down the man who humiliated his uncle, without knowing anything about the layout of the village or the identity of the man, and approaching him so silently that the guy doesn't even realize he's there — that is, until Zuko disarms him of his swords and throws him into some crates in the alley, without bending.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderZukoAlone "Zuko Alone"]]: The ShowdownAtHighNoon in his DayInTheLimelight. It starts with him taking out his first opponent without even fully removing his sword from the sheath, escalates into a masterful showing of unarmed combat and swordplay, climaxes into one of the most powerful shows of firebending we've seen yet, and ends with a classic MyNameIsInigoMontoya moment. Unfortunately, it fully ends with a TearJerker when they reject him.him.
** It should be noted that he was starved and unfit when he beat the soldiers, even though he was outnumbered four to one.
23rd Jan '18 10:19:35 AM Jgamer
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** The beginning of the fight is pretty awesome. For his final test, Bumi calls two very tough-looking warriors by his side and tells Aang to choose any of the presented warriors to be his opponent. Aang, attempting to be clever, chooses Bumi as his opponent. Cue Bumi throwing off his robes to reveal that he's ''ripped'' despite his apparent age and an incredibly powerful Earthbender.
--->'''Bumi:''' [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Wrong choice.]]
9th Dec '17 5:13:56 PM maxsuldor
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWinterSolsticePart2 "The Winter Solstice Part 2"]]: Zuko pulling a Sokka-style improvisation and turning the damage to his ship into an advantage—by rigging it into a smoke screen. Also, the fact that he's [[TheDeterminator so determined to capture the Avatar for his father]] that he'd run a blockade and risk getting arrested.


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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderBatoOfTheWaterTribe "Bato of the Water Tribe"]]: Zuko dueling Aang relatively equally for the first time in the show; he matches him for speed, power, dexterity, and skill for an extended amount of time.
9th Dec '17 5:05:51 PM maxsuldor
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWinterSolsticePart1 "The Winter Solstice Part 1"]]: Zuko gets several moments in this one, and it's one of the first episodes where he demonstrates just how competent he is. First, he correctly deduces what happened to his missing uncle just by studying a pile of rocks where Iroh was. Then, he manages to track him down by finding Iroh's sandle. To top it off, he rescues Iroh from having his hands crushed by kicking aside a boulder much larger than himself, and subsequently frees his uncle by shattering iron shackles with a ''single kick''. As a side note, he also gets an EstablishingCharacterMoment when he spots the Avatar in the middle of his search—and ''lets him go'', all to save his uncle.
9th Dec '17 4:38:15 PM maxsuldor
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* The fact that at out of everyone in the series, Zuko has the widest repertoire of skills: he's a master firebender, a master swordsman, skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and experienced with throwing knives and knifeplay. Talk about JackOfAllTrades!
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAvatarReturns "The Avatar Returns"]]: Zuko being fast enough to briefly get the drop on ''Aang'' of all people while the airbender was speeding around on his air scooter. Not to mention this is Zuko's ''first time'' combatting airbending.
9th Dec '17 4:26:35 PM maxsuldor
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