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21st Sep '16 6:28:26 PM Monolaf317
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7th Sep '16 11:00:10 PM Deathhacker
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** The fact that, despite the Order being wide and far reaching, only five of their eldest members showed up to the fight. When the fight starts, you can clearly see why only these five were needed, and how they earned the title of ''Grand Masters''.
8th Aug '16 5:34:06 AM TimBuckII
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** Keep in mind, she can't even ''see'' the airship; all she had to go on was the vague direction Sokka was pointing.

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** *** Keep in mind, she can't even ''see'' the airship; all she had to go on was the vague direction Sokka was pointing.
8th Aug '16 5:31:25 AM TimBuckII
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** Keep in mind, she can't even ''see'' the airship; all she had to go on was the vague direction Sokka was pointing.
21st Jul '16 10:31:17 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAwakening "The Awakening"]]: If there was any doubt whatsoever about Princess Azula's MagnificentBastard status after she demonstrated her ruthlessness and her DangerouslyGenreSavvy in the second season finale, the start of the next season removed them. Keep in mind that that scene opened with Zuko barging into her bedroom demanding to know, "Why'd you do it?" Her response? "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday You're going to have to be a little more specific]]." Because she's currently working on so many diabolical plots, she can't possibly be expected to know off the top of her head which one he's referring to.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAwakening "The Awakening"]]: If there was any doubt whatsoever about Princess Azula's MagnificentBastard status after she demonstrated her ruthlessness and her DangerouslyGenreSavvy savviness in the second season finale, the start of the next season removed them. Keep in mind that that scene opened with Zuko barging into her bedroom demanding to know, "Why'd you do it?" Her response? "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday You're going to have to be a little more specific]]." Because she's currently working on so many diabolical plots, she can't possibly be expected to know off the top of her head which one he's referring to.
20th Jul '16 8:28:33 AM AlexHoskins
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]: 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/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheGuru "The Crossroads Guru"]]: This is my personal favorite of Destiny"]]: her scenes. 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.
18th Jul '16 11:56:24 AM sotnosen95
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** The entirety of his escape attempt with the Blue Spirit where he uses his [[BlowYouAway airbending]] and practically [[CurbStompBattle blows away all the of the prison guards that stood in their way]] Granted that he is the avatar which allowed him to master airbending at a very young age and would also increase his airbending powers a lot. Just goes to show you how powerful airbending can actually be.
** When the Blue Spirit gets hit and reveals it was actually [[spoiler: Zuko]] that helped him escape and Aang still saves him from being captured anyway counts as an EstablishingCharacterMoment showing that he is not prone to [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind leaving someone behind]]

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** The entirety of his escape attempt with the Blue Spirit where he uses his [[BlowYouAway airbending]] Airbending]] and practically [[CurbStompBattle blows away all the of the prison guards that stood in their way]] way]]. Granted that he is the avatar Avatar, which allowed him to master airbending Airbending at a very young age and would also increase his airbending Airbending powers a lot. Just goes to show you how powerful airbending Airbending can actually be.
** When the Blue Spirit gets hit and reveals it was actually [[spoiler: Zuko]] that helped him escape and Aang still saves him from being captured anyway counts as an EstablishingCharacterMoment showing that he is not prone to [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind leaving someone behind]]behind]].



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "The Deserter"]]: Aang defeating Zhao without firing a shot. He jumps around [[DeadlyDodging evading Zhao's blast, who ends sets his ships on fire]]. He hits Zhao with the ultimate insult thus so enraging him that he incinerates the ship he was on.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "The Deserter"]]: Aang defeating Zhao without firing a shot. He jumps around [[DeadlyDodging evading Zhao's blast, blasts, who ends sets his ships on fire]]. He hits Zhao with the ultimate insult thus far, so enraging him that he incinerates the ship he was is on.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill "The Drill"]]: The way Aang ended the fight against Azula on top of the title Drill, underscored by a rather awesome ThemeMusicPowerUp.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEarthKing "The Earth King"]]: Single-handedly shattering a chunk of rock being hurled at Appa, using only the back of his hand without even looking

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill "The Drill"]]: The way Aang ended the fight against Azula on top of the title Drill, titular drill, underscored by a rather awesome ThemeMusicPowerUp.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEarthKing "The Earth King"]]: Single-handedly shattering a chunk of rock being hurled at Appa, using only the back of his hand without even lookinglooking.



** 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.

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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.) used). Aang is daring enough to call BS: he asks if this is a trick question, because the Air Nomads, being ''pacifists'', did not have an army at all.



** Avatar Aang Vs. Phoenix King Ozai. At this point he was just a 12 year old going up against the most powerful and ruthless warrior king in the world. And on top of that, he went in knowing he didn't have the Avatar State to help him. Highlights include:
*** Aang redirecting Ozai's lightning deserves special mention, and not just because it's comet-enhanced lightning delivered by one of the most powerful firebenders in the world. It's evident from the look on Ozai's face that he knows ''exactly'' where Aang learned that technique, and that this is the first point where it really hit him that [[OhCrap Zuko made good on his promise to join the Avatar and help take him down.]]
*** [[spoiler:Aang hits his wound on a rock, unlocking the chakra and letting him go into the Avatar State]], where he [[OhCrap grabs Ozai's beard]], and gives him a RepeatCut of him getting slammed into a pillar and proceeds to chase a Terrified Ozai through the previous battlefield he was Curb Stomping in. He then pulls off a spectacular display of Toph-O-Vision and retaliates against Ozai with [[BadassBack his back turned]].
*** ButWaitTheresMore Aang turning into a massive ball of cosmic energy, simultaneously bending all four elements at the same time, while attacking Ozai. See [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LpF1Escpszc/TEcruk_cveI/AAAAAAAAB9E/d22kAv9OFMI/s1600/AvatarState.jpg here]] for details. And those rocks floating around him? They weren't that small to begin with. Aang ripped a bunch of enormous boulders out of the ground and compressed (as in, reduced the size without losing any of the mass) them with earthbending. Even more awesome when you realize he did the exact same with the the other elements. The five firebending jets he roared out were roughly the size of the flames being used to burn down the Earth Kingdom''. And the water he bended into a ring the size of a hula-hoop was a small river's worth. And one can only imagine how much air is swirling around at high speeds, allowing you to create a freaking crater at impact. And Aang doesn't even need all those elements to defeat Ozai. Those compressed rocks are basically bullets. Aang only needs earthbending (and probably airbending) to pull it off. No amount of firebending skill could stop a bullet. Even better, watching the whole fight carefully, Aang uses everything in that wheel of death. It's not just RuleOfCool.
*** Then he "Spiritbends" Ozai and takes away his firebending After days of his friends, his mentors, and his own past lives telling him that he has to kill Ozai, Aang proceeds to ignore them all and TakeAThirdOption anyway, solving the conflict ''without'' breaking his own principles. Perhaps [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Heart isn't so lame after all.]] To top it off, the last time we see Bending in the series is him [[spoiler:pulling in ''the ocean'' to put out the fires, and bringing it back out, as the comet leaves and Momo returns]]. Signifying that, yes, the war is finally over.
-->'''Aang:''' No. I'm not going to end it like this. [[spoiler: He's not talking to Ozai. He's talking to his Past Lives.]]

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** Avatar Aang Vs. Phoenix King Ozai. At this point he was just a 12 year old 12-year-old going up against the most powerful and ruthless warrior king in the world. And on top of that, he went in knowing he didn't have the Avatar State to help him. Highlights include:
*** Aang redirecting Ozai's lightning deserves special mention, and not just because it's comet-enhanced lightning delivered by one of the most powerful firebenders in the world. It's evident from the look on Ozai's face that he knows ''exactly'' where Aang learned that technique, and that this is the first point where it really hit him that [[OhCrap Zuko made good on his promise to join the Avatar and help take him down.]]
down]].
*** [[spoiler:Aang hits his wound on a rock, unlocking the chakra and letting him go into the Avatar State]], where he [[OhCrap grabs Ozai's beard]], and gives him a RepeatCut of him getting slammed into a pillar and proceeds to chase a Terrified terrified Ozai through the previous battlefield he was Curb Stomping curb stomping in. He then pulls off a spectacular display of Toph-O-Vision Toph-o-vision and retaliates against Ozai with [[BadassBack his back turned]].
*** ButWaitTheresMore Aang turning into a massive ball of cosmic energy, simultaneously bending all four elements at the same time, while attacking Ozai. See [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LpF1Escpszc/TEcruk_cveI/AAAAAAAAB9E/d22kAv9OFMI/s1600/AvatarState.jpg here]] for details. And those rocks floating around him? They weren't that small to begin with. Aang ripped a bunch of enormous boulders out of the ground and compressed (as in, reduced the size without losing any of the mass) them with earthbending.Earthbending. Even more awesome when you realize he did the exact same with the the other elements. The five firebending Firebending jets he roared out were roughly the size of the flames being used to burn down the Earth Kingdom''. And the water he bended into a ring the size of a hula-hoop was a small river's worth. And one can only imagine how much air is swirling around at high speeds, allowing you to create a freaking crater at impact. And Aang doesn't even need all those elements to defeat Ozai. Those compressed rocks are basically bullets. Aang only needs earthbending Earthbending (and probably airbending) Airbending) to pull it off. No amount of firebending Firebending skill could stop a bullet. Even better, watching the whole fight carefully, Aang uses everything in that wheel of death. It's not just RuleOfCool.
*** Then he "Spiritbends" Ozai and takes away his firebending Firebending. After days of his friends, his mentors, and his own past lives telling him that he has to kill Ozai, Aang proceeds to ignore them all and TakeAThirdOption anyway, solving the conflict ''without'' breaking his own principles. Perhaps [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Heart isn't so lame after all.]] all]]. To top it off, the last time we see Bending in the series is him [[spoiler:pulling in ''the ocean'' to put out the fires, and bringing it back out, as the comet leaves and Momo returns]]. Signifying that, yes, the war is finally over.
-->'''Aang:''' No. I'm not going to end it like this. [[spoiler: ([[spoiler: He's not talking to Ozai. He's talking to his Past Lives.]]
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]Destiny"]]:



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAwakening "The Awakening"]]: When under attack by a [[spoiler: Fire Nation ship]] Katara summons a large steam cloud, large enough to surround both warships, which are pretty huge themselves.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePaintedLady "The Painted Lady"]]:
** Her performance during her attack on the fire nation thugs as they tried harassing the innocent villagers (again).

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAwakening "The Awakening"]]: When under attack by a [[spoiler: Fire Nation ship]] ship]], Katara summons a large steam cloud, large enough to surround both warships, which are pretty huge themselves.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePaintedLady "The Painted Lady"]]:
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** Her performance during her attack on the fire nation Fire Nation thugs as they tried harassing the innocent villagers (again).



** 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.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWesternAirTemple "The Western Air Temple"]]: Her "[[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer talk]]" with Zuko at the end of the episode. Look at how far we've come from the beginning of the series, when Katara's waterbending skills were quite poor. Two seasons later, she's standing in front of the man who raided her village and making it clear on no uncertain terms that she will strike him down without mercy if he even thinks about hurting Aang and has the skills to back up that claim, too. It was awesome beyond words.

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** 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.Waterbending. This is more like something Toph would do. Katara is such a boss that she used earthbending Earthbending on water! Hama's face sells it. She literally cannot believe what she's seeing.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWesternAirTemple "The Western Air Temple"]]: Her "[[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer talk]]" with Zuko at the end of the episode. Look at how far we've come from the beginning of the series, when Katara's waterbending Waterbending skills were quite poor. Two seasons later, she's standing in front of the man who raided her village and making it clear on no uncertain terms that she will strike him down without mercy if he even thinks about hurting Aang and has the skills to back up that claim, too. It was awesome beyond words.



** [[spoiler:The entire sequence where 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.]]

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** [[spoiler:The entire sequence where she went goes after her mother's killer: "She was protecting the last waterbender...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 he's NotWorthKilling. Her speech and attack reduced reduces the man to tears.]]






** 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 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 seriously.



** 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.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderBatoOfTheWaterTribe "Bato of The Water Tribe"]]: When Sokka sailed over a reef in with no actual experienced sailors, only pure [[TheSmartGuy smarts]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "The Deserter"]]: Sokka's reaction when Aang 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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** It becomes apparent that the title character is going to flood a fire nation occupied 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 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.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderBatoOfTheWaterTribe "Bato of The Water Tribe"]]: When Sokka sailed sails over a reef in with no actual experienced sailors, only pure [[TheSmartGuy smarts]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDeserter "The Deserter"]]: Sokka's reaction when Aang accidentally burns Katara shows how much he cares for his sister; he tackles and gives a furious lecture to the Avatar 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.



** When Mai taunts Katara, who had been Chi-Blocked by Ty Lee, by asking him how she expects to fight without her bending. Sokka knokcs the knife out of her hand with his boomerang and tells her that he seems to manage.

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** When Mai taunts Katara, who had has been Chi-Blocked by Ty Lee, by asking him how she expects to fight without her bending. Sokka knokcs knocks the knife out of her hand with his boomerang and tells her that he seems to manage.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheLibrary "The Library"]]: Giant owl spirit Wan Shi Tong is about to attack Katara and brags that he has studied waterbending Northern Water Style, Southern Water Style, even Foggy Swamp Style. Sokka then falls from the ceiling and knocks him unconscious with a heavy blow to the head with a book and replies: "That's called ''Sokka Style! Learn it!"

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheLibrary "The Library"]]: Giant owl spirit Wan Shi Tong is about to attack Katara and brags that he has studied waterbending Waterbending Northern Water Style, Southern Water Style, even Foggy Swamp Style. Sokka then falls from the ceiling and knocks him unconscious with a heavy blow to the head with a book and replies: "That's called ''Sokka Style! Style''! Learn it!"



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePaintedLady "The Painted Lady"]]: When he stands up for his entire group against an ungrateful town whom they had saved from firebenders with Katara under the disguise of the town mythological figure.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSokkasMaster Sokka's Master"]]: To put it briefly, the episode shows that Sokka isn't capable in spite of his eccentric ways, he's that way (and so a Badass Normal) [[CrazyAwesome because]] of them. Oh, and don't forget the brilliant sword-fighting. That entire episode was one long MomentOfAwesome for Sokka. For a guy who's constantly bragging about his skills and is the universe's designated comic relief and ButtMonkey, he solemnly bows before Piandao and admits he's just a boy, and may be completely worthless as a student. Then we see him slaving to forge his own sword, something that is uniquely his, without a shred of his usual antics (usually when he's sharpening his weapons or preparing, something would go wrong and he'd be comically injured). Finally, after the long speech Piandao gave about his badassery, Sokka fully admits to being a fraud, and basically challenges his master to a one-on-one duel. For a brief moment too, it seemed like he would actually win against, a [[BadassGrandpa White Lotus Grand Master]] of all people.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePaintedLady "The Painted Lady"]]: When he stands up for his entire group against an ungrateful town whom they had saved from firebenders Firebenders with Katara under the disguise of the town mythological figure.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSokkasMaster Sokka's Master"]]: To put it briefly, the episode shows that Sokka isn't capable in spite of his eccentric ways, he's that way (and so a Badass Normal) BadassNormal) [[CrazyAwesome because]] of them. Oh, and don't forget the brilliant sword-fighting. That entire episode was one long MomentOfAwesome for Sokka. For a guy who's constantly bragging about his skills and is the universe's designated comic relief and ButtMonkey, he solemnly bows before Piandao and admits he's just a boy, and may be completely worthless as a student. Then we see him slaving to forge his own sword, something that is uniquely his, without a shred of his usual antics (usually when he's sharpening his weapons or preparing, something would go wrong and he'd be comically injured). Finally, after the long speech Piandao gave about his badassery, Sokka fully admits to being a fraud, and basically challenges his master to a one-on-one duel. For a brief moment too, it seemed like he would actually win against, a [[BadassGrandpa White Lotus Grand Master]] of all people.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWesternAirTemple "The Western Air Temple"]]: Throwing Boomerang around a corner for a dead center shot, [[AwesomenessbyAnalysis based on two angles of fire that he saw]], and [[spoiler:killing Combustion Man]].

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWesternAirTemple "The Western Air Temple"]]: Throwing Boomerang his boomerang around a corner for a dead center shot, [[AwesomenessbyAnalysis based on two angles of fire that he saw]], and [[spoiler:killing Combustion Man]].



** Sokka diverting the crew of an airship to the bomb bay ''by telling them it was a crew member's birthday and then ejecting them. Bonus points for it actually being a crew member's birthday.

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** Sokka diverting the crew of an airship to the bomb bay ''by telling them it was a crew member's birthday and then ejecting them.them''. Bonus points for it actually being a crew member's birthday.



** Offscreen, he, Toph, and Suki defeat the entire super-firebender crew and use the ship to rendezvous with Aang.

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** Offscreen, he, Toph, and Suki defeat the entire super-firebender super-Firebender crew and use the ship to rendezvous with Aang.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ko7VusR04 This video show what makes her so awesome]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlindBandit "The Blind Bandit"]]: [[CurbStompBattle Kicking the asses of an entire team]] of [[ProfessionalWrestling Professional Earthbenders]] in the episode [[EstablishingCharacterMoment she was introduced in]], declaring that "They're mine!" ... and you're not having any. Double points because it took place right after this exchange:

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ko7VusR04 This video show shows what makes her so awesome]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlindBandit "The Blind Bandit"]]: [[CurbStompBattle Kicking the asses of an entire team]] of [[ProfessionalWrestling Professional Earthbenders]] in the episode [[EstablishingCharacterMoment she was is introduced in]], declaring that "They're mine!" ... and you're not having any. Double points because it took takes place right after this exchange:



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheLibrary "The Library"]]: When the demonic owl, Wan Shi Tong, has decided to pull his library back to the spirit world with the heroes still inside. Little girl Toph that decides the library isn't going to sink if she has anything to say about it. [[HeroicResolve The]] [[LoadBearingHero little]] [[TykeBomb girl]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wins]].

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheLibrary "The Library"]]: When the demonic owl, Wan Shi Tong, has decided to pull his library back to the spirit world Spirit World with the heroes still inside. Little inside, little girl Toph that decides that the library isn't going to sink if she has anything to say about it. [[HeroicResolve The]] [[LoadBearingHero little]] [[TykeBomb girl]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu wins]].



** When she bent her mud mask to scare the spa attendant using only her face.
** Dropping the three girls through a bridge who mock her make-up. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEarthKing "The Earth King"]]: The number of {{Mooks}} Toph takes out in droves, whether they end up impaled to the ceiling on columns of Earth or bowled over by earthquake when the Gaang storm the Earth King's palace.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]: 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.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRunaway "The Runaway"]]: When she used only a small movement of her head to make the "dice" she threw to go the way she wanted and thus cheat the gamblers out of their money.

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** When she bent bends her mud mask to scare the spa attendant using only her face.
** Dropping the three girls through a bridge who mock her make-up.make-up through a bridge. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEarthKing "The Earth King"]]: The number of {{Mooks}} Toph takes out in droves, whether they end up impaled to the ceiling on columns of Earth or bowled over by an earthquake when the Gaang storm the Earth King's palace.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheCrossroadsOfDestiny "The Crossroads of Destiny"]]: 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 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 Earthbender in the world!"'', and then riding away on a gigantic wave of ground.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheRunaway "The Runaway"]]: When she used uses only a small movement of her head to make the "dice" she threw throws to go the way she wanted wants and thus cheat the gamblers out of their money.



** Toph 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.
** Toph metalbending the stricken airship's rudder so that it spirals and crashes itself into the other airships.

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** Toph metalbending 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 Metalbend 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.
** Toph metalbending Metalbending the stricken airship's rudder so that it spirals and crashes itself into the other airships.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 The Boiling Rock Part 2]]: Suki vaulted off the heads of numerous participants in a Fire Nation prison riot before [[WallCrawl scaling the walls like Spiderman]], using the tips of her feet to somersault up to a higher platform, taking out several Fire Nation prison guards in less than a second, baseball sliding under the last guard and blocking the warden's attack to twist him around [[BoundAndGagged tying and gagging him]], again, in less than a second]]. Made that bit more amusing that she wasn't even out of breath, and when everyone else catches up, they are out of breath.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang"]]: 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/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 The Boiling Rock Part 2]]: Suki vaulted vaulting off the heads of numerous participants in a Fire Nation prison riot before [[WallCrawl scaling the walls like Spiderman]], using the tips of her feet to somersault up to a higher platform, taking out several Fire Nation prison guards in less than a second, baseball sliding under the last guard and blocking the warden's attack to twist him around [[BoundAndGagged tying and gagging him]], again, in less than a second]]. Made that bit more amusing that she wasn't isn't even out of breath, and when everyone else catches up, they are out of breath.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang"]]: 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- Suki, who was last seen on a fragment of a sinking airship. airship.






* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple "The Southern Air Temple"]]: Zuko defeating Zhao, a smug, experienced commander at least twice his age in an Agni Kai, specifically by not doing anything flashy. Just two episodes ago, Iroh was insisting he needed to master basic forms before moving onto advanced techniques. During the Agni Kai, Zuko appears to be beaten by Zhao using exactly that simple form, only for him to get up and respond in kind. Even in his third episode this villain is being shown in an intelligent and, through the SwordOverHead moment, admirable light. As an added bonus, it was a ShirtlessScene.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple "The Southern Air Temple"]]: Zuko defeating Zhao, a smug, experienced commander at least twice his age in an Agni Kai, specifically by not doing anything flashy. Just two episodes ago, Iroh was insisting he needed to master basic forms before moving onto advanced techniques. During the Agni Kai, Zuko appears to be beaten by Zhao using exactly that simple form, only for him to get up and respond in kind. Even in his third episode this villain is being shown in an intelligent and, through the SwordOverHead moment, admirable light. As an added bonus, it was it's a ShirtlessScene.



** Zuko risking his own life to save one of his crew members in --he catches the falling helmsman by the wrist while hanging on to a (wet and probably slippery) ladder in the middle of wind, rain, and rough ocean and manages to set him down safely. It's made especially awesome because he'd been acting like a RoyalBrat for that entire episode (backstory reveal notwithstanding) but proved in that one moment that yes, he really does care about other people.

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** Zuko risking his own life to save one of his crew members in --he members. He catches the falling helmsman by the wrist while hanging on to a (wet and probably slippery) ladder in the middle of wind, rain, and rough ocean and manages to set him down safely. It's made especially awesome because he'd been acting like a RoyalBrat for that entire episode (backstory reveal notwithstanding) but proved proves in that one moment that yes, he really does care about other people.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlueSpirit "The Blue Spirit"]]: [[spoiler:Saving Aang as the title spirit [[BadassNormal without bending]] or making a sound]].
* In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]] After Zhao hires pirates to blow up Zuko's ship, Zuko ... shields himself from the explosion (but still gets injured); disguises himself as a soldier and hides on Zhao's personal flagship. sneaks out when they reach the North Pole, managing to evade Fire Navy scouts and Water Tribe sentries; finds and navigates a series of underwater tunnels, then firebends ''underwater, at night, in the middle of the North Pole, while oxygen deprived'' to melt through what looks like half a foot of ice in order to get into the city; sneaks through the Northern Water Tribe without ''anyone'' spotting him finds Aang in an out-of-the-way place in a city of probably a thousand people; fights a skilled waterbender (Katara) at night, and ''almost wins'' before she freezes him; beats her after the sun comes up and he can melt the ice; carries Aang, a good-sized twelve-year-old, up a cliff and who-knows-how-far across the Arctic tundra in a blizzard, wearing a thin ninja-parka and probably still damp; and finally delivers a heart-wrenching speech about his past, still visibly injured during all of this.
-->"There's always something. Not that you would understand. You're like my sister - everything always came easy to her. She's a firebending prodigy, and everyone adores her. My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born! ''[beat]'' I don't need luck, though. I don't want it. [[IronWoobie I've always had to struggle and fight and that's made me strong. It's made me who I am.]]"
* [[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 rejected him.
* In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDesert "The Desert"]]: When the Rough Rhinos ganged up on Fire Nation fugitives Zuko and Iroh, that Zuko could still chop an arrow in half in midair and shoot a fireblast through the bow string while both weary and half-starved at the time.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlueSpirit "The Blue Spirit"]]: [[spoiler:Saving Aang as the title spirit [[BadassNormal without bending]] or making a sound]].
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* In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]] After Zhao hires pirates to blow up Zuko's ship, Zuko ... Zuko... shields himself from the explosion (but still gets injured); injured), disguises himself as a soldier soldier, and hides on Zhao's personal flagship. He then sneaks out when they reach the North Pole, managing to evade Fire Navy scouts and Water Tribe sentries; finds and navigates a series of underwater tunnels, then firebends tunnels; Firebends ''underwater, at night, in the middle of the North Pole, while oxygen deprived'' to melt through what looks like half a foot of ice in order to get into the city; sneaks through the Northern Water Tribe without ''anyone'' spotting him him; finds Aang in an out-of-the-way place in a city of probably a thousand people; fights a skilled waterbender Waterbender (Katara) at night, and ''almost wins'' before she freezes him; beats her after the sun comes up and he can melt the ice; carries Aang, a good-sized twelve-year-old, up a cliff and who-knows-how-far across the Arctic tundra in a blizzard, wearing a thin ninja-parka and probably still damp; and finally delivers a heart-wrenching speech about his past, still visibly injured during all of this.
-->"There's always something. Not that you would understand. You're like my sister - everything always came easy to her. She's a firebending Firebending prodigy, and everyone adores her. My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born! ''[beat]'' I don't need luck, though. I don't want it. [[IronWoobie I've always had to struggle and fight and that's made me strong. It's made me who I am.]]"
* [[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 rejected reject him.
* In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDesert "The Desert"]]: When the Rough Rhinos ganged gang up on Fire Nation fugitives Zuko and Iroh, that Zuko could still chop an arrow in half in midair and shoot a fireblast through the bow string while both weary and half-starved at the time.



-->'''Zuko''': For so long, all I wanted was for you to love me. To accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted, but really, I was just trying to please you. [[DisproportionateRetribution You, my father, who banished me just for talking out of turn!]] ''[[SarcasmMode My father]],'' who challenged mea 13-year-old boy!to an Agni Kai. [[AbusiveParents How can you possibly justify a duel with a child?!]]\\

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-->'''Zuko''': For so long, all I wanted was for you to love me. To accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted, but really, I was just trying to please you. [[DisproportionateRetribution You, my father, who banished me just for talking out of turn!]] ''[[SarcasmMode My father]],'' father]]'', who challenged mea me, a 13-year-old boy!to boy, to an Agni Kai. [[AbusiveParents How can you possibly justify a duel with a child?!]]\\



** Zuko's first successful redirection of lightning, Not just regular lightning. It was double-strength lightning, fired at him by possibly the most powerful firebender in the world.
* [[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-favorite-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 this was only a few episodes after Zuko just learned about it!

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** Zuko's first successful redirection of lightning, lightning. Not just regular lightning. It lightning; it was double-strength lightning, fired at him by possibly the most powerful firebender Firebender in the world.
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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-favorite-child-magnificent-bastard Firebending-prodigy-daddy's-favorite-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 this was only a few episodes after Zuko 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 in this fight the two 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.

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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 Firebending is beautifully animated, the SimpleScoreOfSadness gives the fight real weight, and in this fight the two are on equal ground. And whether you count Azula attacking Katara as forfeiting the fight or not, Zuko won. wins. He got gets the last hit in and he was is soundly beating Azula throughout the fight, to the point of daring her to lightningbend Lightningbend at him. Then when Azula decided decides 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 he's 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.



* Perhaps the most notable achievement Iroh had accomplished, and the one he is most known for, is his siege of Ba Sing Se. He's known to be the only person to have brought down the ''impenetrable wall'' of the Earth Kingdom capital, a feat which would not be replicated for many years. It is implied that he would've succeeded in conquering the capital, were if not for the untimely death of his son which forced him to abandon the siege in grief.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple "The Southern Air Temple"]]: First indication we get of Iroh being a formidable firebender is when he so casually stops Zhao attacking Zuko from behind, Accompanied by a lecture on how, even in exile, his nephew is more honorable than the so called great Commander Zhao. Doubles as a heartwarming moment to give Zuko such vocal support. Of course he promptly ignores it when questioned soon after.
* [[{{Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWinterSolsticePart1}} "The Spirit World (The Winter Solstice Part 1)"]]: convincing the guys who have captured him to tighten his handcuffs, then breathing on them with his Firebeding skill and pressing a soldier's hand down on the red-hot metal. Then he rolls down a cliff while his hands and feet are still chained together. The Avatar Extras commentary notes, "Earthbenders, 0; Naked Shackled Guy, 3."

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* Perhaps the most notable achievement Iroh had has accomplished, and the one he is most known for, is his siege of Ba Sing Se. He's known to be the only person to have brought down the ''impenetrable wall'' of the Earth Kingdom capital, a feat which would not be replicated for many years. It is implied that he would've succeeded in conquering the capital, were if not for the untimely death of his son which forced him to abandon the siege in grief.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple "The Southern Air Temple"]]: First indication we get of Iroh being a formidable firebender Firebender is when he so casually stops Zhao attacking Zuko from behind, Accompanied accompanied by a lecture on how, even in exile, his nephew is more honorable than the so called great so-called-great Commander Zhao. Doubles as a heartwarming moment to give Zuko such vocal support. Of course he promptly ignores it when questioned soon after.
* [[{{Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWinterSolsticePart1}} "The Spirit World (The Winter Solstice Part 1)"]]: convincing Convincing the guys who have captured him to tighten his handcuffs, then breathing on them with his Firebeding Firebending skill and pressing a soldier's hand down on the red-hot metal. Then he rolls down a cliff while his hands and feet are still chained together. The Avatar Extras commentary notes, "Earthbenders, 0; Naked Shackled Guy, 3."



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]]: When Zhao threatens to kill the spirit, Iroh tells him "Whatever you do to that spirit, I'll unleash on you ten-fold! Let it go now!". When Zhao does it anyway, [[UnstoppableRage he goes berserk]] and just [[CurbStompBattle annihilates]] four fire-benders by himself in seconds. [[OhCrap Zhao just slowly backs away when he sees that display.]]

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]]: When Zhao threatens to kill the spirit, Iroh tells him "Whatever you do to that spirit, I'll unleash on you ten-fold! Let it go now!". When Zhao does it anyway, [[UnstoppableRage he goes berserk]] and just [[CurbStompBattle annihilates]] four fire-benders Firebenders by himself in seconds. [[OhCrap Zhao just slowly backs away when he sees that display.]]



* In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDesert "The Desert"]]: When the Rough Rhinos ganged up on Fire Nation fugitives Zuko and Iroh, that Iroh kicked aside a cannonball on a chain and caused it to wrap around a rhino's leg while both weary and half-starved at the time.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheTalesOfBaSingSe "The Tales of Ba Sing Se"]]: In his feature Iroh convinces a man not to mug him by instructing him on how to mug people more effectively. He observes the man's poor stance, points it out, and demonstrates that such an unstable stance makes him easy to knock over, before talking him into pursuing a career in the arts. He knew he had nothing to be afraid of, even with a sword to his throat.

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* In [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDesert "The Desert"]]: When the Rough Rhinos ganged gang up on Fire Nation fugitives Zuko and Iroh, that Iroh kicked kicks aside a cannonball on a chain and caused causes it to wrap around a rhino's leg while both weary and half-starved at the time.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheTalesOfBaSingSe "The Tales of Ba Sing Se"]]: In his feature feature, Iroh convinces a man not to mug him by instructing him on how to mug people more effectively. He observes the man's poor stance, points it out, and demonstrates that such an unstable stance makes him easy to knock over, before talking him into pursuing a career in the arts. He knew he had nothing to be afraid of, even with a sword to his throat.



** During Azula's coup Iroh demonstrates how we got the nickname the "Dragon of the West". Azula and the Dai Li lure Iroh and Zuko into the palace by claiming the Earth King wants to meet him, then try to capture him. He then casually gets up and breathes fire at Azula and her guards, allowing him and Zuko to escape. Iroh comes in and defeats the entire Dai Li army and Azula. His pose at the end is especially meaningful: it's the rest pose for Kung Fu. The Dai Li was only able to capture him because he allowed them to And Zuko just grins a little before this happens. He knows Iroh is about to do something awesome.

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** During Azula's coup coup, Iroh demonstrates how we got the nickname the "Dragon of the West". Azula and the Dai Li lure Iroh and Zuko into the palace by claiming the Earth King wants to meet him, then try to capture him. He then casually gets up and breathes fire at Azula and her guards, allowing him and Zuko to escape. Iroh comes in and defeats the entire Dai Li army and Azula. His pose at the end is especially meaningful: it's the rest pose for Kung Fu. The Dai Li was only able to capture him because he allowed them to to. And Zuko just grins a little before this happens. He knows Iroh is about to do something awesome.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSokkasMaster "Sokka's Master"]]: Preparing to bust out of jail while hiding behind ObfuscatingInsanity. People have begun to refer to Iroh's workouts as "[[TookALevelInBadass Irohbics]]." As a retroactive example, think back on anytime you see Iroh in flashback, before he retired. His stomach is always obscured. After his Irohbics session, he is the Dragon of the West once more.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDayOfBlackSunPart2 "The Day of Black Sun Part 2: The Eclipse"]]: He broke out of the fire nation prison single-handedly at some point during the eclipse, the one witness saying he was like a OneManArmy.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSokkasMaster "Sokka's Master"]]: Preparing to bust out of jail while hiding behind ObfuscatingInsanity. People have begun to refer to Iroh's workouts as "[[TookALevelInBadass Irohbics]]." Irohbics]]". As a retroactive example, think back on anytime you see Iroh in flashback, before he retired. His stomach is always obscured. After his Irohbics session, he is the Dragon of the West once more.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDayOfBlackSunPart2 "The Day of Black Sun Part 2: The Eclipse"]]: He broke out of the fire nation Fire Nation prison single-handedly at some point during the eclipse, the one witness saying he was like a OneManArmy.



** Single-handedly taking over Ba Sing Se in under 48 hours by promising Long Feng an opportunity to take the throne, and exploiting the alliance to sway the loyalties of the Dai Li to herself. When Which also brought about this gem of an exchange:

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** Single-handedly taking over Ba Sing Se in under 48 hours by promising Long Feng an opportunity to take the throne, and exploiting the alliance to sway the loyalties of the Dai Li to herself. When Which also brought brings about this gem of an exchange:



** During the last fight, Aang realizes Katara and he can't beat Azula, Zuko and [[EliteMooks the Dai Li]] without some serious power. Aang goes into the Avatar State and rises into the air, encased in a pillar of light. Katara looks on with admiration and awe, the music gets upbeat and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome seriously epic]], and it looks like we're about to see a repeat of [[CurbStompBattle the Book One finale]]...and then [[HeroKiller Azula]] fries him with a bolt of lightning, in the middle of the transformation sequence. While everyone else just gawked, she hit Aang with her most powerful attack, at the exact moment he was most vulnerable. It's nightmarish and shocking (even the soundtrack sounds stunned and frightened), and it's exactly what a [[MagnificentBastard cunning, dangerous villain]] should do.

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** During the last fight, Aang realizes Katara and he can't beat Azula, Zuko and [[EliteMooks the Dai Li]] without some serious power. Aang goes into the Avatar State and rises into the air, encased in a pillar of light. Katara looks on with admiration and awe, the music gets upbeat and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome seriously epic]], and it looks like we're about to see a repeat of [[CurbStompBattle the Book One finale]]... and then [[HeroKiller Azula]] fries him with a bolt of lightning, in the middle of the transformation sequence. While everyone else just gawked, she hit Aang with her most powerful attack, at the exact moment he was most vulnerable. It's nightmarish and shocking (even the soundtrack sounds stunned and frightened), and it's exactly what a [[MagnificentBastard cunning, dangerous villain]] should do.



-->'''Azula''': Please, Zuko. What ulterior motive could I have? What could I possibly gain by letting you get all the glory for defeating the Avatar? Unless somehow, [[ParanoiaFuel the Avatar was actually alive...]] All that glory would suddenly turn to shame and foolishness. [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat But you said yourself that was impossible]]. Sleep well, Zuzu.

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-->'''Azula''': Please, Zuko. What ulterior motive could I have? What could I possibly gain by letting you get all the glory for defeating the Avatar? Unless somehow, [[ParanoiaFuel the Avatar was actually alive...]] alive]]... All that glory would suddenly turn to shame and foolishness. [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat But you said yourself that was impossible]]. Sleep well, Zuzu.



** Swiftly avoiding and evading simultaneous bending attacks from Aang and Toph without even breaking a sweat during the when she was rendered [[BroughtDownToBadass powerless]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 "The Boiling Rock"]]: When Azula started flying, using her firebending to turn herself into a small rocket.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders "The Southern Raiders"]]: When Azula recovers from falling down a cliff by using firebending to reach a cliff and stopping with a hair pin, leaving her hanging off the face of cliff with her hair billowing in the wind.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang"]]: Azula [[spoiler:even as she was losing, then forfeiting, her duel with Zuko]]. We hear [[OldMaster Iroh's]] lessons about the generation of lightning requiring total calmness and dispassion/serenity in season two. [[spoiler: So of course we see Azula, in the middle of a full-blown psychotic break, do it anyway. Crazy as she was at the time, Azula's proficiency with the technique would cause her to unconsciously focus on the task, even if her conscious mind was in turmoil.]]

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** Swiftly avoiding and evading simultaneous bending attacks from Aang and Toph without even breaking a sweat during the eclipse when she was is rendered [[BroughtDownToBadass powerless]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 "The Boiling Rock"]]: When Azula started starts flying, using her firebending Firebending to turn herself into a small rocket.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders "The Southern Raiders"]]: When Azula recovers from falling down a cliff by using firebending Firebending to reach a cliff and stopping with a hair pin, leaving her hanging off the face of a cliff with her hair billowing in the wind.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsCometPart4AvatarAang "Sozin's Comet Part 4: Avatar Aang"]]: Azula [[spoiler:even as she was is losing, then forfeiting, her duel with Zuko]]. We hear [[OldMaster Iroh's]] lessons about the generation of lightning requiring total calmness and dispassion/serenity in season Season two. [[spoiler: So of course we see Azula, in the middle of a full-blown psychotic break, do it anyway. Crazy as she was at the time, Azula's proficiency with the technique would cause her to unconsciously focus on the task, even if her conscious mind was in turmoil.]]



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill "The Drill"]]: When an Earth Kingdom general sent out an "elite platoon of Earthbenders" to stop the Fire Nation's advance on Ba Sing Se. They do indeed prove to be formidable, destroying a decent amount of tanks initially and then Ty Lee shows up and essentially defeats them all in a matter of seconds.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill "The Drill"]]: When an Earth Kingdom general sent sends out an "elite platoon of Earthbenders" to stop the Fire Nation's advance on Ba Sing Se. They do indeed prove to be formidable, destroying a decent amount of tanks initially and then initially. Then Ty Lee shows up and essentially defeats them all in a matter of seconds.



** After successfully stalling Zuko long enough, Ozai is instantly aware of when the eclipse no longer effects firebending. This man's been in an underground bunker for over a day and he knows the split second of when his power is back.
** Lightning is the most advanced form of firebending and takes both Azula and Iroh three to five seconds to fire a single bolt at a target. Ozai can create an even larger and stronger lightning bolt than them in two seconds ''at most''. The speed, power, and precision required for what he's capable of is staggering.

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** After successfully stalling Zuko long enough, Ozai is instantly aware of when the eclipse no longer effects firebending.Firebending. This man's been in an underground bunker for over a day and he knows the split second of when his power is back.
** Lightning is the most advanced form of firebending Firebending and it takes both Azula and Iroh three to five seconds to fire a single bolt at a target. Ozai can create an even larger and stronger lightning bolt than them in two seconds ''at most''. The speed, power, and precision required for what he's capable of is staggering.



** Under the might of the comet, Ozai demonstrates true flight as a firebender, blasting through the sky like a fighter jet.

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** Under the might of the comet, Ozai demonstrates true flight as a firebender, Firebender, blasting through the sky like a fighter jet.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlueSpirit "The Blue Spirit"]]: The Yu Yan Archers in were pure awesome, despite not even [[BadassNormal being benders of any kind]]:
--> '''Zhao''': "The Yu Yan Archers' skill is legendary. They can pin a fly to a tree a hundred feet away. ''Without killing it.'' "
** Aang, pursued by them, jumps down a cliff to escape. After all, he's an airbender, so he can slow his fall. The Yu Yan Archers aren't - but without even a moment's hesitation they jump after him, shoot arrows with ropes tied to them at trees below them WHILE FALLING, and then use those ropes to swing down to the ground without breaking their pace. Oh, and they quickly proceed to capture the Avatar, something that even very experienced benders have great problems with.
** Another awesome moment from the Archers comes later in the episode, when Zhao calls one of them in to snipe the Blue Spirit. from hundreds of feet away. Without hitting Aang. Did i mention that the Spirit was holding Aang hostage and they were literally less than a foot away from each other? And he did this ''in the dark''.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]]: Admiral Zhao, who was usually best at awesomely screwing up. Hahn charges onto the deck of his ship intending to assassinate him. Without turning around, with no fuss, no warning, no acknowledgement whatsoever, Zhao casually throws him overboard, and without missing a beat, then says to Iroh, "[[CasualDangerDialog As I was saying]]..."
** Regardless of whether it was a good idea or not,[[spoiler: [[InsaneAdmiral Zhao]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu did manage to kill the Moon]]]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheHeadband "The Headband"]]: The class of Fire Nation children covering for Aang as he escaped, by all [[IAmSpartacus putting on red headbands]], his only distinguishing feature at that point, so he could sneak through the crowd.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlueSpirit "The Blue Spirit"]]: The Yu Yan Archers in were are pure awesome, despite not even [[BadassNormal being benders of any kind]]:
kind]]:
--> '''Zhao''': "The Yu Yan Archers' skill is legendary. They can pin a fly to a tree a hundred feet away. ''Without killing it.'' "
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** Aang, pursued by them, jumps down a cliff to escape. After all, he's an airbender, Airbender, so he can slow his fall. The Yu Yan Archers aren't - but without even a moment's hesitation they jump after him, shoot arrows with ropes tied to them at trees below them WHILE FALLING, and then use those ropes to swing down to the ground without breaking their pace. Oh, and they quickly proceed to capture the Avatar, something that even very experienced benders have great problems with.
** Another awesome moment from the Archers comes later in the episode, when Zhao calls one of them in to snipe the Blue Spirit. from From hundreds of feet away. Without hitting Aang. Did i mention Keep in mind that the Spirit was is holding Aang hostage and they were are literally less than a foot away from each other? other. And he did does this ''in the dark''.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSiegeOfTheNorthPart2 "The Siege of The North Part 2"]]: Admiral Zhao, who was is usually best at awesomely screwing up. Hahn charges onto the deck of his ship intending to assassinate him. Without turning around, with no fuss, no warning, no acknowledgement whatsoever, Zhao casually throws him overboard, and without missing a beat, then says to Iroh, "[[CasualDangerDialog As I was saying]]..."
** Regardless of whether it was a good idea or not,[[spoiler: not, [[spoiler: [[InsaneAdmiral Zhao]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu did manage to kill the Moon]]]].
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheHeadband "The Headband"]]: The class of Fire Nation children covering for Aang as he escaped, escapes, by all [[IAmSpartacus putting on red headbands]], his only distinguishing feature at that point, so he could sneak through the crowd.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAvatarAndTheFireLord "The Avatar and the Fire Lord"]]: Fire Lord Sozin of all people had one of these. Seeing the avatar's village besieged by a volcano, his first instinct is to rush to the area to save the people, to fight alongside his then-arch enemy Roku (the two of whom haven't so much as spoken for 20 years) without so much as batting an eyelash. It ends up making his betrayal of the Avatar all the more horrifying and heartwrenching however.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 The Boiling Rock Part 2]]: The Warden of the title prison demonstrates just how dedicated he is to his job when he is held hostage on the cable car, when [[KillUsBoth he demands it to be cut down with him in it]]. Bonus points for having boasted about it in the [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 first part of the episode]], showing he puts his money where his mouth is.
** From the same episode, Hakoda tries to start a riot unsuccesfully. Chit Sang appears and Sokka asks him if he wouldn't happen to know how to start one. Chit Sang just nonchalantly says "A Riot? Please...", picks up a random prisoner as he walks towards the gathered prisoners, shouts "RIOT!" while lifting said prisoner above his head...and a successful riot starts.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheAvatarAndTheFireLord "The Avatar and the Fire Lord"]]: Fire Lord Sozin of all people had has one of these. Seeing the avatar's Avatar's village besieged by a volcano, his first instinct is to rush to the area to save the people, to fight alongside his then-arch enemy Roku (the two of whom haven't so much as spoken for 20 years) without so much as batting an eyelash. It ends up making his betrayal of the Avatar all the more horrifying and heartwrenching however.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 The Boiling Rock Part 2]]: The Warden of the title titular prison demonstrates just how dedicated he is to his job when he is held hostage on the cable car, when [[KillUsBoth he demands it to be cut down with him in it]]. Bonus points for having boasted about it in the [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 first part of the episode]], showing he puts his money where his mouth is.
** From the same episode, Hakoda tries to start a riot unsuccesfully.unsuccessfully. Chit Sang appears and Sokka asks him if he wouldn't happen to know how to start one. Chit Sang just nonchalantly says "A Riot? riot? Please...", picks up a random prisoner as he walks towards the gathered prisoners, shouts "RIOT!" while lifting said prisoner above his head... and a successful riot starts.
starts.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheKingOfOmashu "The King of Omashu"]]: During Bumi's fight with Aang, Aang tricks Bumi into sending a boulder flying at himself. Bumi then turned the boulder to dirt when it came in contact without moving an inch. He then proceeds to hurl a huge chunk of the stadium at Aang'', but Aang sends it flying back with a tornado. Bumi then splits that piece in half as it comes at him, again without moving an inch. However, Aang uses this as an opening and makes his move but then we see that Bumi used the movement of sticking up his hand to hang a rock right above them both.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderReturnToOmashu "Return To Omashu"]]: When Aang rescued him, he fought off Azula despite being in a steel coffin, using his face. Then he willingly sent himself back because he wanted to be there to rescue his city the moment the opportunity presents itself. .
* "Sozin's Comet": King Bumi's {{Flashback}} to waiting for the right moment during the Day of Black Sun, earthbended his way out of his cage, again using only his face, and proceeded to ''level'' the entire city in one candy-fueled, maniacally laughing rampage when he single-handedly while wrecking all the Fire Nation soldiers in the city. He breaks a half-dozen Fire Nation tanks and stacks them all on top of each other, [[OffhandBackhand without even looking in their direction]]. He punted buildings into the air and tossed a fifty-foot statue of Ozai into the gorge [[CrazyAwesome after]] [[CrazyAwesome defacing it with a smiley face]], and he was completely blase about the entire ordeal. Aaccording to the Commentary, Bumi had no idea that the Eclipse would strip Firebenders of their power at all, this also being an example of his neutral Jing strategy. And this guy is at least 112 years old.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheKingOfOmashu "The King of Omashu"]]: During Bumi's fight with Aang, Aang tricks Bumi into sending a boulder flying at himself. Bumi then turned turns the boulder to dirt when it came comes in contact without moving an inch. He then proceeds to hurl ''hurl a huge chunk of the stadium at Aang'', but Aang sends it flying back with a tornado. Bumi then splits that piece in half as it comes at him, again without moving an inch. However, Aang uses this as an opening and makes his move move, but then we see that Bumi used the movement of sticking up his hand to hang a rock right above them both.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderReturnToOmashu "Return To Omashu"]]: When Aang rescued him, he fought off Azula despite being in a steel coffin, using his face. Then he willingly sent sends himself back because he wanted wants to be there to rescue his city the moment the opportunity presents itself. .
itself.
* "Sozin's Comet": King Bumi's {{Flashback}} to waiting for the right moment during the Day of Black Sun, earthbended Earthbending his way out of his cage, again using only his face, and proceeded proceeding to ''level'' the entire city in one candy-fueled, maniacally laughing rampage when he rampage, single-handedly while wrecking all the Fire Nation soldiers in the city. He breaks a half-dozen Fire Nation tanks and stacks them all on top of each other, [[OffhandBackhand without even looking in their direction]]. He punted punts buildings into the air and tossed tosses a fifty-foot statue of Ozai into the gorge [[CrazyAwesome after]] [[CrazyAwesome defacing it with a smiley face]], and he was is completely blase about the entire ordeal. Aaccording to the Commentary, Bumi had no idea that the Eclipse would strip Firebenders of their power at all, this also being an example of his neutral Jing strategy. And this guy is at least 112 years old.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple "The Southern Air Temple"]]: The scene where Monk Gyatso's body is discovered, ''along with the bodies of at least half a dozen Fire Nation soldiers.'' He went down fighting. Don't forget that said soldiers were operating with the power of Sozin's Comet and that of all the bending disciplines, Airbending is specifically said to have no lethal finishing strike like the other three. Made even more awesome when you apply FridgeLogic and realize an Airbender can make a massacre by just sucking the air out of his victims' lungs: he killed so many ''because he stopped defending and started attacking''. If more Airbenders did that, they probably crippled the Fire Nation military for decades.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderImprisoned "Imprisoned"]]:
** Haru's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction]] in that episode is also pretty awesome. He's practicing his earthbending by throwing around giant rocks with enough strength to ''make the ground shake''.
** After Katara and the Gaang go through with their plan to give the earthbenders something to bend, her short encouraging speech appears to fail. The warden of the rig berates her failed speech, then walks away... only for a small rock to nail him in the head. Furious, he turns around, to find Haru with a fierce determined expression, earthbending a small circle of rocks. The warden attacks him, [[PapaWolf only for this to be the excuse the Earthbenders needed to fight back, and kick their asses.]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice job fixing it.]]

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernAirTemple "The Southern Air Temple"]]: The scene where Monk Gyatso's body is discovered, ''along with the bodies of at least half a dozen Fire Nation soldiers.'' soldiers''. He went down fighting. Don't forget that said soldiers were operating with the power of Sozin's Comet and that of all the bending disciplines, Airbending is specifically said to have no lethal finishing strike like the other three. Made even more awesome when you apply FridgeLogic and realize an Airbender can make a massacre by just sucking the air out of his victims' lungs: he killed so many ''because he stopped defending and started attacking''. If more Airbenders did that, they probably would've crippled the Fire Nation military for decades.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderImprisoned "Imprisoned"]]:
"Imprisoned"]]:
** Haru's [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction]] in that episode is also pretty awesome. He's practicing his earthbending Earthbending by throwing around giant rocks with enough strength to ''make the ground shake''.
** After Katara and the Gaang go through with their plan to give the earthbenders Earthbenders something to bend, her short encouraging speech appears to fail. The warden of the rig berates her failed speech, then walks away... only for a small rock to nail him in the head. Furious, he turns around, to find Haru with a fierce fierce, determined expression, earthbending Earthbending a small circle of rocks. The warden attacks him, [[PapaWolf only for this to be the excuse the Earthbenders needed to fight back, and kick their asses.]] asses]]. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice job fixing it.]]



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBlueSpirit "The Blue Spirit"]]: [[spoiler:Zuko]], under the guise of the spirit, infiltrates and rescues Aang from a heavily-guarded prison fortress, filled with Firebenders and Yu Yan archers (who took out Aang himself earlier) and he does it entirely ''without using his powers.'' Also without even saying a single word. Bonus points for holding Aang hostage at the end. Followed by the reveal, which is when [[spoiler:Zuko]] changed from {{Wangst}}y emo-boy to a true BadAss in the eyes of many viewers.



* "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderAvatarDay Avatar Day]]" Avatar Kyoshi showing us just how powerful a fully realized Avatar is. In the space of a few seconds, she humiliates the tyrant she is fighting, splits off part of the mainland, and uses airbending to blow it out to sea, creating Kyoshi Island. Avatar Kyoshi, people - so much of a {{Badass}} she can stand her ground even while retreating.

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* "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderAvatarDay Avatar Day]]" Day]]": Avatar Kyoshi showing us just how powerful a fully realized Avatar is. In the space of a few seconds, she humiliates the tyrant she is fighting, splits off part of the mainland, and uses airbending Airbending to blow it out to sea, creating Kyoshi Island. Avatar Kyoshi, people - so much of a {{Badass}} she can stand her ground even while retreating.



* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderCityOfWallsAndSecrets "City of Walls and Secrets]]: Jet's fight with Zuko. Not only does he know full well that his opponent's a firebender, but he outright tries to goad him into using his powers, risking his own life to expose his enemy's identity.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderLakeLaogai "Lake Laogai"]]: After spending weeks separated from Aang, enduring horrible physical and mental stress, imprisoned in an ElaborateUndergroundBase for who knows how long, Appa's first act after being freed is to swoop down on the {{Mooks}} surrounding the heroes, scaring all of them off, then chomping down on the resident [[SmugSnake Long Feng's]] leg and effortlessly tossing him into the eponymous lake. Cue CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as he is finally reunited with Aang. Keep in mind that said bite's mark was what the heroes used to prove Long Feng's treachery to the Earth King.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEarthKing "The Earth King"]]: The eponymous King Kuei realizing there was a conspiracy going on in his kingdom, admitting: "I've been a fool". It takes a true man to admit that.

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderCityOfWallsAndSecrets "City of Walls and Secrets]]: Secrets"]]: Jet's fight with Zuko. Not only does he know full well that his opponent's a firebender, Firebender, but he outright tries to goad him into using his powers, risking his own life to expose his enemy's identity.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderLakeLaogai "Lake Laogai"]]: After spending weeks separated from Aang, enduring horrible physical and mental stress, imprisoned in an ElaborateUndergroundBase for who knows how long, Appa's first act after being freed is to swoop down on the {{Mooks}} surrounding the heroes, scaring all of them off, then chomping down on the resident [[SmugSnake Long Feng's]] leg and effortlessly tossing him into the eponymous lake. Cue CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as he is finally reunited with Aang. Keep in mind that said bite's mark was is what the heroes used uses to prove Long Feng's treachery to the Earth King.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEarthKing "The Earth King"]]: The eponymous King Kuei realizing there was is a conspiracy going on in his kingdom, admitting: "I've been a fool". It takes a true man to admit that.



** The Foggy Swamp man turning up as the 'monster' and tossing tanks around,

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** The Foggy Swamp man turning up as the 'monster' and tossing tanks around, around.



** The resourcefulness of the Mechanist's inventions even when it's ultimately turned against them with the Fire Nation's zeppelins.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFirebendingMasters "The Firebending Masters"]]: The scene with the dragons where they show Aang and Zuko the true nature of firebending is just remarkable, and in most kid shows would have heavy-handed or melodramatic and insulting to kids' intelligence, have the character witness something supposedly beautiful, and later immediately. [[ShowDontTell They did it with very little dialogue, allowing the expressions on Zuko and Aang's faces, the imagery, and music speak volumes. You see the two dragons dance in harmony, with Zuko and Aang mirroring their movements. Then the two dragons breath in unison creating a fantastic display]]. The Chief sums it up pretty clearly: firebending is not destruction, but life and creation, and you see this happen. Truly a remarkable scene.

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** The resourcefulness of the Mechanist's inventions inventions, even when it's ultimately turned against them with the Fire Nation's zeppelins.
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheFirebendingMasters "The Firebending Masters"]]: The scene with the dragons where they show Aang and Zuko the true nature of firebending Firebending is just remarkable, and in most kid shows would have heavy-handed or melodramatic and insulting to kids' intelligence, have the character witness something supposedly beautiful, and later immediately. [[ShowDontTell They did do it with very little dialogue, allowing the expressions on Zuko and Aang's faces, the imagery, and music speak volumes. You see the two dragons dance in harmony, with Zuko and Aang mirroring their movements. Then the two dragons breath in unison unison, creating a fantastic display]]. The Chief sums it up pretty clearly: firebending Firebending is not destruction, but life and creation, and you see this happen. Truly a remarkable scene.



** Aang finds himself on what appears to be a mysterious island. Then he finds out it is[[spoiler: a living being, the [[TurtleIsland Lion Turtle]]]].

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** Aang finds himself on what appears to be a mysterious island. Then he finds out it is[[spoiler: is [[spoiler: a living being, the [[TurtleIsland Lion Turtle]]]].



** Masters Pakku and Piandao fighting against Firebenders on ice. Piandao's performance was doubly {{badass}}, given that the Firebenders were all powered up by the Comet, while he [[BadassNormal has no powers at all]].
** The Comet-powered Jeong Jeong hovering in the air with firebending jet-feet while using huge waves of flame to crash about two dozen Fire Nation tanks into big functionless pileups.

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** Masters Pakku and Piandao fighting against Firebenders on ice. Piandao's performance was is doubly {{badass}}, given that the Firebenders were are all powered up by the Comet, while he [[BadassNormal has no powers at all]].
** The Comet-powered Jeong Jeong hovering in the air with firebending Firebending jet-feet while using huge waves of flame to crash about two dozen Fire Nation tanks into big functionless pileups.
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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill "The Drill"]]: Coolly being rather above it all and refusing to hump in the slurry, stating "She can shoot all the lightning she wants at me -- I am not going in that [[BuffySpeak wall-sludge juice]]." Almost as awesome as getting the last word: "We lost."

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* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDrill "The Drill"]]: Coolly being rather above it all and refusing to hump in jump into the slurry, stating "She can shoot all the lightning she wants at me -- I am not going in that [[BuffySpeak wall-sludge juice]]." Almost as awesome as getting the last word: "We lost."




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!!Ozai
* [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDayOfBlackSunPart2 "The Day of Black Sun Part 2 The Eclipse"]]:
** After successfully stalling Zuko long enough, Ozai is instantly aware of when the eclipse no longer effects firebending. This man's been in an underground bunker for over a day and he knows the split second of when his power is back.
** Lightning is the most advanced form of firebending and takes both Azula and Iroh three to five seconds to fire a single bolt at a target. Ozai can create an even larger and stronger lightning bolt than them in two seconds ''at most''. The speed, power, and precision required for what he's capable of is staggering.
* [[RecapAvatarTheLastAirbenderSozinsComet "Sozin's Comet"]]:
** Under the might of the comet, Ozai demonstrates true flight as a firebender, blasting through the sky like a fighter jet.
** Ozai's attacks are so vicious that Aang is forced into pure defence by creating a stone barrier around himself. Undeterred, Ozai starts blasting the rock to roast Aang alive inside. Ozai then has enough and with a little leverage ''shatters'' the barrier with a concussive blast of fire.
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** ButWaitTheresMore Avatar Aang Vs. Phoenix King Ozai. At this point he was just a 12 year old going up against the most powerful and ruthless warrior king in the world. And on top of that, he went in knowing he didn't have the Avatar State to help him. Highlights include:

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** ButWaitTheresMore Avatar Aang Vs. Phoenix King Ozai. At this point he was just a 12 year old going up against the most powerful and ruthless warrior king in the world. And on top of that, he went in knowing he didn't have the Avatar State to help him. Highlights include:



*** Aang turning into a massive ball of cosmic energy, simultaneously bending all four elements at the same time, while attacking Ozai. See [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LpF1Escpszc/TEcruk_cveI/AAAAAAAAB9E/d22kAv9OFMI/s1600/AvatarState.jpg here]] for details. And those rocks floating around him? They weren't that small to begin with. Aang ripped a bunch of enormous boulders out of the ground and compressed (as in, reduced the size without losing any of the mass) them with earthbending. Even more awesome when you realize he did the exact same with the the other elements. The five firebending jets he roared out were roughly the size of the flames being used to burn down the Earth Kingdom''. And the water he bended into a ring the size of a hula-hoop was a small river's worth. And one can only imagine how much air is swirling around at high speeds, allowing you to create a freaking crater at impact. And Aang doesn't even need all those elements to defeat Ozai. Those compressed rocks are basically bullets. Aang only needs earthbending (and probably airbending) to pull it off. No amount of firebending skill could stop a bullet. Even better, watching the whole fight carefully, Aang uses everything in that wheel of death. It's not just RuleOfCool.

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*** ButWaitTheresMore Aang turning into a massive ball of cosmic energy, simultaneously bending all four elements at the same time, while attacking Ozai. See [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LpF1Escpszc/TEcruk_cveI/AAAAAAAAB9E/d22kAv9OFMI/s1600/AvatarState.jpg here]] for details. And those rocks floating around him? They weren't that small to begin with. Aang ripped a bunch of enormous boulders out of the ground and compressed (as in, reduced the size without losing any of the mass) them with earthbending. Even more awesome when you realize he did the exact same with the the other elements. The five firebending jets he roared out were roughly the size of the flames being used to burn down the Earth Kingdom''. And the water he bended into a ring the size of a hula-hoop was a small river's worth. And one can only imagine how much air is swirling around at high speeds, allowing you to create a freaking crater at impact. And Aang doesn't even need all those elements to defeat Ozai. Those compressed rocks are basically bullets. Aang only needs earthbending (and probably airbending) to pull it off. No amount of firebending skill could stop a bullet. Even better, watching the whole fight carefully, Aang uses everything in that wheel of death. It's not just RuleOfCool.
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