Did watching Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender or The Legend of Korra have you dreaming of shooting fire from your furious fists, just like characters like Zuko, Azula, Mako, or Avatars Aang and Korra? Or perhaps your true passion aligned more with firebending’s subskill of lightning generation and redirection?
In the world created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, fire, as described by Iroh, is the element of power, fueled by the unwavering desire to accomplish one’s goals. Unfortunately, during the time of Avatar Aang and the Hundred Year War, a more militaristic form of firebending emerged, fueled misguidedly by emotions like hatred and anger. Benders like Azula – cold and calculating – seemed to excel in this area.
To celebrate this unique and evolving skill, here are 46 of the best firebending GIFs from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra: