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7th Jan '16 6:27:00 PM Ninja857142
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders "The Southern Raiders"]]: Zuko's fight with Azula for pretty much the first time ever he's fighting his fire-bending-prodigy-daddy's-favourite-child-magnificent-bastard sister on equal terms. Whilst on top of an moving airship, after jumping onto it from another one. Looking closer, one realizes that this is their first one-on-one since Zuko learned the original art of Firebending, which didn't rely on being fueled by rage and hatred. And this was only a few episodes after Zuko just learned about it!
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders "The Southern Raiders"]]: Zuko's fight with Azula for pretty much the first time ever he's fighting his fire-bending-prodigy-daddy's-favourite-child-magnificent-bastard sister on equal terms. Whilst on top of an moving airship, after jumping onto it from another one. He matches Azula blow for blow, and holds a rather even fight against her! Looking closer, one realizes that this is their first one-on-one since Zuko learned the original art of Firebending, which didn't rely on being fueled by rage and hatred. And hatred... and this was only a few episodes after Zuko just learned about it!
7th Jan '16 6:22:37 PM Ninja857142
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders "The Southern Raiders"]]: Zuko's fight with Azula for pretty much the first time ever he's fighting his fire-bending-prodigy-daddy's-favourite-child-magnificent-bastard sister on equal terms. Whilst on top of an moving airship, after jumping onto it from another one. Looking closer, one realizes that this is their first one-on-one since Zuko learned the original art of Firebending, that didn't rely on being fueled by rage and hatred. This can be taken as proof that Zuko was his sister's equal in terms of skill if not style, but also that he was GoodAllAlong.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders "The Southern Raiders"]]: Zuko's fight with Azula for pretty much the first time ever he's fighting his fire-bending-prodigy-daddy's-favourite-child-magnificent-bastard sister on equal terms. Whilst on top of an moving airship, after jumping onto it from another one. Looking closer, one realizes that this is their first one-on-one since Zuko learned the original art of Firebending, that which didn't rely on being fueled by rage and hatred. This can be taken as proof that And this was only a few episodes after Zuko was his sister's equal in terms of skill if not style, but also that he was GoodAllAlong.just learned about it!

** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart3IntoTheInferno "Part 3: Into The Inferno"]]: Zuko's Agni Kai with Azula. Though tragic, it's one of the best fights in the series in terms of sheer spectacle. Zuko and Azula's comet-enhanced firebending is beautifully animated, the SimpleScoreOfSadness gives the fight real weight, and this is the first time the two have been on equal ground. And whether you count Azula attacking Katara as forfeiting the fight or not, Zuko won. He got the last hit in and he was soundly beating Azula throughout the fight, to the point of daring her to lightningbend at him. Then when Azula decided to try taking the coward's way out by shooting lightning at Katara instead, Zuko, without any hesitation whatsoever, jumps in the way and takes the lightning himself, saving Katara's life. Due to the awkward position he is in at the moment of impact, he is unable to redirect all of the lightning and is seriously injured, but manages to redirect enough to prevent his injury from being fatal. The fact that he was willing to risk grave injury to save the person who took the longest to forgive him really hammers home the extent of his character development.
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** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart3IntoTheInferno "Part 3: Into The Inferno"]]: Zuko's Agni Kai with Azula. Though tragic, it's one of the best fights in the series in terms of sheer spectacle. Zuko and Azula's comet-enhanced firebending is beautifully animated, the SimpleScoreOfSadness gives the fight real weight, and in this is the first time fight the two have been are on equal ground. And whether you count Azula attacking Katara as forfeiting the fight or not, Zuko won. He got the last hit in and he was soundly beating Azula throughout the fight, to the point of daring her to lightningbend at him. Then when Azula decided to try taking the coward's way out by shooting lightning at Katara instead, Zuko, without any hesitation whatsoever, jumps in the way and takes the lightning himself, saving Katara's life. Due to the awkward position he is in at the moment of impact, he is unable to redirect all of the lightning and is seriously injured, but manages to redirect enough to prevent his injury from being fatal. The fact that he was willing to risk grave injury to save the person who took the longest to forgive him really hammers home the extent of his character development.
6th Dec '15 3:54:41 AM Megazord
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWarriorsOfKyoshi "The Warriors of Kyoshi"]]: When Aang figures out he's the reason their little peaceful island is being burned to the ground, and so he decides to leave to allow Zuko to follow him and leave the island alone. But not before Aang jumps off of Appa in midair and into the water [[{{Badass}} to ride a giant dragon that he ran from in the beginning of the episode]] just to put out the fires and douse Zuko and his cavalry. It ends with Aang noting how stupid the act was to Katara and her agreeing, but also with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming her giving Aang a big hug, obviously glad that he survived the ordeal]]. Good Stuff.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWarriorsOfKyoshi "The Warriors of Kyoshi"]]: When Aang figures out he's the reason their little peaceful island is being burned to the ground, and so he decides to leave to allow Zuko to follow him and leave the island alone. But not before Aang jumps off of Appa in midair and into the water [[{{Badass}} to ride a giant water spitting dragon that he ran from in the beginning of the episode]] just to put out the fires and douse Zuko and his cavalry. It ends with Aang noting how stupid the act was to Katara and her agreeing, but also with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming her giving Aang a big hug, obviously glad that he survived the ordeal]]. Good Stuff.
21st Nov '15 10:32:30 AM akanesarumara
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** Also at school, albeit not nearly as flashy as many things on this page: in history, the teacher has them write a test, with the first question being about the Fire Nation's attack on the Air Nomads (namely, about the size of the troops the Air Nomads used.) Aang is daring enough to call BS: he asks if this is a trick question, because Air Nomads, being ''pacifists'', did not have an army at all.
1st Nov '15 6:29:52 PM akaun6899
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Said event actually occurred in Part 4
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart3IntoTheInferno "Sozin's Comet Part 3: Into The Inferno"]]: Suki Just as more benders arrive and Sokka and Toph accept death, an airship lunges out of nowhere and IMPALES their airship, and they fall onto it. It was hijacked by Suki- who was last seen on a fragment of a sinking airship.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart3IntoTheInferno [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 3: Into The Inferno"]]: 4: Avatar Aang"]]: Suki Just as more benders arrive and Sokka and Toph accept death, an airship lunges out of nowhere and IMPALES their airship, and they fall onto it. It was hijacked by Suki- who was last seen on a fragment of a sinking airship.
26th Oct '15 3:53:35 PM dpisel01
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "The Deserter"]]: Sokka's reaction when Aang [[spoiler: accidentally burns Katara]] shows how much he cares for his sister; he tackles and gives a furious lecture to the Avatar Sokka has already seen Aang go Avatar State, and he's completely aware of how destructive it can be. He tackled a GodInHumanForm knowing full well what Aang could do to him, and he's a nonbender. That was the Avatarverse equivalent of giving a lecture to Jesus after you've seen him walk on water and calm storms.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "The Deserter"]]: Sokka's reaction when Aang [[spoiler: accidentally burns Katara]] Katara shows how much he cares for his sister; he tackles and gives a furious lecture to the Avatar Sokka has already seen Aang go Avatar State, and he's completely aware of how destructive it can be. He tackled a GodInHumanForm knowing full well what Aang could do to him, and he's a nonbender. That was the Avatarverse equivalent of giving a lecture to Jesus after you've seen him walk on water and calm storms.

** Toph [[spoiler:metalbending a door into a full-body suit]] and using the contents of an airship's control room to take out the crew, all while dodging fireblasts and jumping around the metal cockpit like SpiderMan. The awesomeness really comes from the fact that to do what she does in that scene, she has to be metalbending with every motion. To repeat, she has to perform, with perfect dexterity, a feat that was thought to be impossible before she invented it, every second]. Oh, and she started this by knocking "ShaveAndAHaircut." With the last knock replaced by the crash of her blowing the door across the room.
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** Toph [[spoiler:metalbending metalbending a door into a full-body suit]] suit and using the contents of an airship's control room to take out the crew, all while dodging fireblasts and jumping around the metal cockpit like SpiderMan. The awesomeness really comes from the fact that to do what she does in that scene, she has to be metalbending with every motion. To repeat, she has to perform, with perfect dexterity, a feat that was thought to be impossible before she invented it, every second]. Oh, and she started this by knocking "ShaveAndAHaircut." With the last knock replaced by the crash of her blowing the door across the room.

* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]: Zuko is pretty awesome in the one episode past the beggining of the series where he's a legitimately threatening villain. He 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.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]: Zuko is pretty awesome in the one episode past the beggining 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 scroll, and is smart enough to see through Sokka's TalkingYourWayOut ploy.ploy. Even Aang didn't realize what Sokka was trying to do!
26th Oct '15 3:46:28 PM dpisel01
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** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart2TheOldMasters "Part 1: The Old Masters"]]: [[spoiler: Zuko's reunion with Iroh. It has to take guts to face a guy after you betray him, especially when you feel like shit about it, not to mention when you know that same guy apparently PHYSICALLY broke through the bars of his prison and took out ALL the guards in order to escape.]] Even if it's not a Crowning Moment of Awesome, it definitely applies as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. ** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart3IntoTheInferno "Part 3: Into The Inferno"]]: Zuko's Agni Kai with Azula. Though tragic, it's one of the best fights in the series in terms of sheer spectacle. Zuko and Azula's comet-enhanced firebending is beautifully animated, the SimpleScoreOfSadness gives the fight real weight, and this is the first time the two have been on equal ground. And [[spoiler: whether you count Azula attacking Katara as forfeiting the fight or not, Zuko won. He got the last hit in and he was soundly beating Azula throughout the fight, to the point of daring her to lightningbend at him]].
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** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart2TheOldMasters "Part 1: The Old Masters"]]: [[spoiler: Zuko's reunion with Iroh. It has to take guts to face a guy after you betray him, especially when you feel like shit about it, not to mention when you know that same guy apparently PHYSICALLY broke through the bars of his prison and took out ALL the guards in order to escape.]] Even if it's not a Crowning Moment of Awesome, it definitely applies as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming. ** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart3IntoTheInferno "Part 3: Into The Inferno"]]: Zuko's Agni Kai with Azula. Though tragic, it's one of the best fights in the series in terms of sheer spectacle. Zuko and Azula's comet-enhanced firebending is beautifully animated, the SimpleScoreOfSadness gives the fight real weight, and this is the first time the two have been on equal ground. And [[spoiler: whether you count Azula attacking Katara as forfeiting the fight or not, Zuko won. He got the last hit in and he was soundly beating Azula throughout the fight, to the point of daring her to lightningbend at him]]. him. Then when Azula decided to try taking the coward's way out by shooting lightning at Katara instead, Zuko, without any hesitation whatsoever, jumps in the way and takes the lightning himself, saving Katara's life. Due to the awkward position he is in at the moment of impact, he is unable to redirect all of the lightning and is seriously injured, but manages to redirect enough to prevent his injury from being fatal. The fact that he was willing to risk grave injury to save the person who took the longest to forgive him really hammers home the extent of his character development.
23rd Oct '15 11:29:02 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]: Zuko is pretty awesome in the one episode past the beggining of the series where he's a legitimately threatening villain. He manipulates the pirates into helping him find Aang by threatening to burn their precious scroll and is GenreSavvy enough to see through Sokka's TalkingYourWayOut ploy.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingScroll "The Waterbending Scroll"]]: Zuko is pretty awesome in the one episode past the beggining of the series where he's a legitimately threatening villain. He manipulates the pirates into helping him find Aang by threatening to burn their precious scroll and is GenreSavvy smart enough to see through Sokka's TalkingYourWayOut ploy.
21st Oct '15 7:20:28 AM AlexHoskins
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[[folder: The Gaang]]
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[[folder: The Gaang]] Team Avatar]]
6th Sep '15 7:33:46 PM tustin2121
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]]: When Katara, Yue, and Sokka catch up to Zuko after he kidnapped Aang at the Spirit Spring. Zuko asks her if she is "Here for a rematch?", and she 'Katara it's not going to be much of a match. She then blocks a fireball that enters the screen just as she finishes her sentence while Sokka and Yue look on from Appa's saddle. She sends a shock wave of ice hurtling towards him. When it reaches Zuko, she encases him in a pillar of ice that she raises up high, then drops. Zuko falls to the ground unconscious.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]]: When Katara, Yue, and Sokka catch up to Zuko after he kidnapped Aang at the Spirit Spring. Zuko asks her if she is "Here for a rematch?", and she 'Katara it's says "it's not going to be much of a match.match". She then blocks a fireball that enters the screen just as she finishes her sentence while Sokka and Yue look on from Appa's saddle. She sends a shock wave shockwave of ice hurtling towards him. When it reaches Zuko, she encases him in a pillar of ice that she raises up high, then drops. Zuko falls to the ground unconscious.

* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny ** "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]: After seeing Aang [[spoiler: get struck by Azula's lightning]], Katara surrounds herself in a sphere of water and floods the entire battlefield, sweeping up Dai Li agents, Azula, and [[spoiler: Zuko]] up like they're dust bunnies to get to Aang. ** Also, her healing [[spoiler: Aang]] with her remaining Spirit Water, which we later learn [[spoiler: works]].
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny ** [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]: Destiny"]] ** After seeing Aang [[spoiler: get struck by Azula's lightning]], Katara surrounds herself in a sphere of water and floods the entire battlefield, sweeping up Dai Li agents, Azula, and [[spoiler: Zuko]] up like they're dust bunnies to get to Aang. ** Also, her healing [[spoiler: Aang]] with her remaining Spirit Water, which we later learn [[spoiler: works]].Water.

* The Bloodbending fight in [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePuppetmaster "The Puppetmaster"]]: The line, [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours "My bending is more powerful than yours!"]] Special mention must be given to a minor moment in this fight. Right before Aang and Sokka show up, Katara manages to strike out at a jet of water that Hama sent directly at her. Consider how sharply this contrasts to the usually fluid movements of waterbending. This is more like something Toph would do. Katara is such a boss that she used earthbending on water! Hama's face sells it. She literally cannot believe what she's seeing.
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* The Bloodbending fight in [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePuppetmaster "The Puppetmaster"]]: The line, [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours "My bending is more powerful than yours!"]] yours!"]] ** Special mention must be given to a minor moment in this fight. fight: Right before Aang and Sokka show up, Katara manages to strike out at a jet of water that Hama sent directly at her. Consider how sharply this contrasts to the usually fluid movements of waterbending. This is more like something Toph would do. Katara is such a boss that she used earthbending on water! Hama's face sells it. She literally cannot believe what she's seeing.

** Katara using Bloodbending it on the leader of the Southern Raiders. ** The entire sequence where [[spoiler:she went after her mother's killer: "She was protecting the last waterbender...ME!", followed by her stopping all the rain midair, making giant icicles and flinging them at the guy... but having enough control [[SwordOverHead to stop in midair]], deciding he was NotWorthKilling. Her speech and attack reduced the man to tears.]] * In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang"]] Katara's [[spoiler:defeat of Azula, binding her after she goes insane. Made even better by the fact that she does it without landing a single offensive blow. And freezing both of them in ice, with Azula a millisecond away from blowing her head off! Pure pwnage by the primarily defensive Waterbending style. Bear in mind that Katara was facing, at worst, the third most powerful Firebender in the world, on a day that Firebenders' powers are vastly enhanced. And Waterbending is weaker during the day.]]
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** Katara using Bloodbending it on the leader of the Southern Raiders. ** The [[spoiler:The entire sequence where [[spoiler:she she went after her mother's killer: "She was protecting the last waterbender...ME!", followed by her stopping all the rain midair, making giant icicles and flinging them at the guy... but having enough control [[SwordOverHead to stop in midair]], deciding he was NotWorthKilling. Her speech and attack reduced the man to tears.]] * In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang"]] Katara's [[spoiler:defeat Aang"]]: [[spoiler:Katara's defeat of Azula, binding her after she goes insane. Made even better by the fact that she does it without landing a single offensive blow. And freezing both of them in ice, with Azula a millisecond away from blowing her head off! Pure pwnage by the primarily defensive Waterbending style. Bear in mind that Katara was facing, at worst, the third most powerful Firebender in the world, on a day that Firebenders' powers are vastly enhanced. And Waterbending is weaker during the day.]]

** despite being the only boy of fighting age in the village, Sokka stands his ground and doesn't give up, even when it's clear Zuko is more than a match for him. His dad left him to protect his people, and he takes that seriously
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** despite Despite being the only boy of fighting age in the village, Sokka stands his ground and doesn't give up, even when it's clear Zuko is more than a match for him. His dad left him to protect his people, and he takes that seriously

* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderJet "Jet"]]: After it becomes apparent that the title character is going to flood a fire nation occupied village by blowing up a dam. The bombs go off and the village floods. And that's when Sokka shows up and reveals that he had evacuated everybody in the village beforehand. He was able to do this because he had the vocal support of a single old man whom Sokka had stood up for earlier. In that scene he shows a great deal more maturity than Jet by protecting the villagers, even though he has just as much reason to hate the fire nation as Jet does. He also demonstrates his status as the most intelligent of the group by seeing Jet's true nature far far earlier than Aang or Katara do. Even more so, in this move, he shows his intelligence and instincts, precisely by subverting this BigDamnHeroes moment. He knew that by confronting Jet, and his gang, he wouldn't necessarily be able to stop the plot, even if he could beat Jet in a fight, so he took the other route, and beat them not through skill or strength, but by planning and forethought.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderJet "Jet"]]: After it "Jet"]]: ** It becomes apparent that the title character is going to flood a fire nation occupied village by blowing up a dam. The bombs go off and the village floods. And that's when Sokka shows up and reveals that he had evacuated everybody in the village beforehand. He was able to do this because he had the vocal support of a single old man whom Sokka had stood up for earlier. In that scene he shows a great deal more maturity than Jet by protecting the villagers, even though he has just as much reason to hate the fire nation as Jet does. He also demonstrates his status as the most intelligent of the group by seeing Jet's true nature far far earlier than Aang or Katara do. Even more so, in this move, he shows his intelligence and instincts, precisely by subverting this BigDamnHeroes moment. He knew that by confronting Jet, and his gang, he wouldn't necessarily be able to stop the plot, even if he could beat Jet in a fight, so he took the other route, and beat them not through skill or strength, but by planning and forethought.

** Saving himself and Toph from a bunch of Firebenders with one hand (the other keeping Toph from falling) and a broken leg, sacrificing [[CompanionCube Boomerang and Space Sword]] to do so.]]
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** Saving himself and Toph from a bunch of Firebenders with one hand (the other keeping Toph from falling) and a broken leg, sacrificing [[CompanionCube Boomerang and Space Sword]] to do so.]]
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