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Season One:

  • "Winter Solstice Part 2: Avatar Roku." You aren't just going to learn the four arts because of tradition, Aang. You have to do it in less than six months, or the Fire Nation will conquer the world.

Season Two:

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Season Three:

  • "The Day of Black Sun" parts 1 and 2 - What was built up as the definitive strike against the Fire Nation turned into a colossal failure when it's revealed that the Fire Lord knew about this day long in advance and Azula is waiting for them. Notable also for Zuko's Heel–Face Turn to join the Avatar.
  • "The Boiling Rock Part 2", when Azula's "friends" Ty Lee and Mai betray Azula at the Boiling Rock. Azula, who has used fear to control them without any problems, is suddenly backstabbed by them.
  • "Sozin's Comet," the four-part series finale has one:
    • Part one has the reveal that Ozai isn't going to use Sozin's Comet to subjugate the Earth Kingdom- he's going to use it to burn the entire continent to the ground.
    • The way Aang's final fight with Ozai goes. Earlier on, Aang is told by his friends that killing Ozai is the only way to ensure the world's safety. However, Aang finds this to be against the teachings of the Air Nomads - he wants to avoid violence unless it is in self-defense, and even then tries to stay non-lethal. He speaks to the previous Avatars, and they tell him that the Avatar must do whatever it takes to restore balance in the world. Even Roku, who spared Fire Lord Sozin, regrets his choice, and doesn't want Aang to make the same mistake. Aang regretfully accepts what he must do. He later speaks with the Lion Turtle, but we don't know all they spoke about. Near the end of the fight, Aang has the possibility to redirect Ozai's lightning back at him, killing him, but decides not to and redirects it to the sky. The fight continues, and Aang finally knocks down Ozin. It turns out that the Lion Turtle proposed another way to solve the problem. Aang rediscovers an ancient, lost form of bending - energybending - and with his strong, "unbendable spirit", bends Ozai's life energy, taking away his ability to firebend. Ozai without his powers is hardly a match for anyone, and he promptly gets thrown into prison, ending the conflict non-lethally.
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