The Last Airbender We Can’t Wait To See In Live-Action


  • Netflix’s live-action remake of
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    should preserve the epic fight scenes from the original series, as they are crucial to the narrative and character development.
  • Some of the most anticipated fights in the remake include Aang’s first fight with Zuko, Toph’s earthbending arena duels, and Zuko’s fight with Azula, which are all memorable moments in the animated show.
  • The Last Airbender
    ‘s fights are not only visually exciting but also carry moral and thematic significance, making them important to the overall impact of the story. The live-action remake must capture the essence of these fights while adding its own stamp to the series.



Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action remake will bring plenty of anticipated fights from the animated show to life, some of which could prove to be more thrilling than the originals. Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the best animated TV shows ever made, thanks partly to its unforgettable premise and incredible storytelling. The Last Airbender has a story that is not only highly entertaining but also morally and thematically impactful on a number of levels. Netflix’s remake will have to be careful not to change too much of this fantastic story, but it must also put its own stamp on the series in some way.

One part of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender show that Netflix needs to be careful not to change too much is the epic fight scenes. The Last Airbender‘s fights are meticulously set up, so they always carry meaning within the narrative while serving as a major part of the development of the characters involved. These fights are one of the most exciting things about Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender remake, and a few in particular are highly anticipated in the lead-up to the show’s release.

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10 Aang’s First Fight With Zuko On The Fire Nation Ship

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episode 2, “The Avatar Returns”

Aang fights Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender season 1.

One of the earliest fights to look forward to in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender remake is Aang’s first fight with Zuko aboard the prince’s Fire Nation Navy ship. In this fight, Aang dances around Zuko and the Fire Nation soldiers, managing to reach the ship’s deck before Zuko overpowers him and sends him flying overboard. Aang begins sinking into the ocean, until suddenly, he enters the Avatar state and executes some incredible waterbending to defeat Zuko and the other soldiers. This will be one of the earliest opportunities for the remake to show that it can satisfyingly bring bending to live-action, so it’s especially important to get it right.

Avatar: The Last Airbender seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Netflix and Paramount+.

9 Toph’s Earthbending Arena Duels

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2, Episode 6, “The Blind Bandit”

Toph fights earthbenders in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Intricately layered characters, like Toph Beifong, are one of the reasons The Last Airbender is the best Avatar show, and Toph’s arena fight with the other earthbending masters is one of her best moments in the series. In this fight, Toph uses her unique ability to sense her surroundings through vibrations in the ground to her advantage, bending a cloud of dirt and dust into the air so that her opponents cannot see her. She then takes them out one by one, easily dispatching these elite earthbenders and proving she is the greatest earthbender alive.

8 Zuko’s Fight With Azula

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3, Episode 16, “Sozin’s Comet”

Zuko and Azulas' blue and red attacks clashing in Avatar

Zuko has a lot of great fights with Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender, but the best of these is easily their final encounter during the series finale. This is one of the most impressive firebending displays in the entire series, and Zuko finally seems to have the better of his maniacal sister until he is forced to jump in front of a massive lightning strike to save Katara’s life. One of the major changes confirmed for Netflix’s The Last Airbender remake is the arrival of Azula in season 1, which should leave ample time to set up her character before this climactic spectacle.

7 Aang Fights Fire Lord Ozai

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3, Episode 16, “Sozin’s Comet”

Also taking place during Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s series finale is Aang’s fateful duel with Fire Lord Ozai. This is arguably the best fight in the entire animated series, and it is certainly the most important. Aang tries to best the Fire Lord with his skill alone, but finds that Sozin’s comet has made him too strong for Aang to handle. This forces him to let go of his earthly connections and enter the Avatar state, after which he takes care of Ozai fairly quickly, subduing him and using the power of the Avatar to take away his ability to firebend.

6 Aang Defeats The Fire Nation At The North Pole

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episode 20, “The Siege Of The North: Part 2”

In another of Aang’s incredible Avatar state duels, he demonstrates some of the greatest waterbending ever. The character effectively wipes out the entirety of the Fire Nation’s invasion force, pushes their Navy back into the sea, and forces the remnants of the fleet to retreat. In this fight, Aang surrounds himself with water from the moon spirit’s pool, taking on the giant fish-like shape of the moon spirit and bending a mind-blowing amount of water at once. This fight has the potential to be one of The Last Airbender live-action remake’s greatest spectacles, making it one of the most exciting scenes to look forward to.

5 Zuko, Aang, Katara & Azula’s Four-Way Duel Below Ba Sing Se

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2, Episode 18, “The Guru/The Crossroads Of Destiny”

One of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s most entertaining fights is the four-way duel between Azula, Zuko, Katara, and Aang in the tunnels below the Earth Kingdom capitol, Ba Sing Se. This duel begins with Katara and Aang dueling Azula together, but when Zuko arrives, he chooses to continue hunting the Avatar. Aang and Katara hold their own against the firebenders until the Dai Li arrive, turning the tide in favor of Zuko and Azula. This fight’s gorgeous setting in the crystal-laden caves beneath the city should be a sight to behold in live-action, and it’s one of the most important fights in the show’s overall story.

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4 Katara Duels Pakku

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episode 18, “The Waterbending Master”

Katara kicking her foot while fighting Pakku in Avatar The Last Airbender season 1

One of Katara’s most riveting fights in Avatar: The Last Airbender comes when she grows tired of Master Pakku’s refusal to train her and attacks him with waterbending. Katara proves herself in this fight, showing Pakku that she has both the skill and determination to be a worthy student. This is one of the most important moments in Katara’s development as a character, so it should be a fantastic spectacle in live-action. Master Pakku humbles her in the end, but the fight is wildly entertaining, meaning it should be great in Netflix’s remake.

3 Aang Fights Azula On The Drill Outside Ba Sing Se

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2, Episode 12, “The Secret Of The Fire Nation”

The fire nation drill on Avatar: The Last Airbender

Aang’s duel with Azula midway through Avatar: The Last Airbender season 2 is a fascinating fight in which Aang primarily uses earthbending and waterbending to battle Azula outside the walls of Ba Sing Se. This fight takes place on top of the drill the Fire Nation is using to break through Ba Sing Se’s massive outer wall, and with boulders falling all around them, the setting becomes truly epic. This should make for one of the best scenes in Netflix’s live-action remake of The Last Airbender because of its setting, and due to the combat sequence’s immensely satisfying outcome.

2 Zuko’s Agni Kai With Admiral Zhao

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1, Episode 3, “The Southern Air Temple”

Zuko fights Zhao with firebending in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Zuko’s Agni Kai with Admiral Zhao in Avatar: The Last Airbender season 1 is one of the earliest clues that Zuko might not remain a villain forever, and it’s one of the most satisfying fights in the series. Admiral Zhao is a contemptible character, and the way he reacts to being bested by Zuko proves it. This will be a crucial moment for the show because it is an important early opportunity to set up antagonists other than Zuko. It’s also an entertaining duel that should look incredible in a live-action format.

1 Avatar Roku Fights Fire Lord Sozin

Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3, Episode 6, “The Avatar And The Firelord”

Avatar Roku defeats Sozin in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

One of the most important backstories in Avatar: The Last Airbender is the story of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin. These two crucial characters were fast friends growing up, but when they grew older and Sozin began trying to conquer other territories, Avatar Roku was forced to step in and fight his former friend. Roku defeated him soundly by using the power of the Avatar state, but the best part of this fight is the emotional weight of the encounter. Their duel also carries massive importance in the story, and it should be one of the best fights in the series if Netflix’s live-action remake gets it right.

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    In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

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