Sokka Respect Thread (Water Tribe...)

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#1 Edited by GothamCiti (2890 posts) - - Show Bio

I've found an alarming lack of respect threads for Sokka on websites such as Comic Vine and even Reddit, so I decided to compile all the Sokka related gifs and comic scans I've created or took from Google and my previous Sokka CaVs.

Feel free to steal them to boast and respect everyone's favorite top underdog: Sokka!

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Trusty Boomerang skills/feats:

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Sokka is a highly accurate marksmen through his signature weapon of a trusty boomerang which has the unique ability to always return to it's owner even after striking any target from any distance with notable stealth.

Sokka's boomerang manages to sneak up and tag Book 1 Zuko after it was dodged!
Sokka's boomerang manages to sneak up and tag Book 1 Zuko after it was dodged!
It always comes back...
It always comes back...
Here we see Sokka able to easily knock out an Earth bender with a single stealth shot.
Here we see Sokka able to easily knock out an Earth bender with a single stealth shot.
His Trusty Boomerang is accurate and sharp enough to easily cut through hanging rope.
His Trusty Boomerang is accurate and sharp enough to easily cut through hanging rope.
Sokka's boomerang not only sneaks up on Mai and Ty Lee while getting a direct hit on Mai's weapon, but also successfully comes back to him while he's still moving on Appa.
Sokka's boomerang not only sneaks up on Mai and Ty Lee while getting a direct hit on Mai's weapon, but also successfully comes back to him while he's still moving on Appa.
Of course Sokka's most imfamous boomerang feat was sneaking up against the powerful Combustion Man which managed to daze him enough to block his Chi, leading to SSBM's death.
Of course Sokka's most imfamous boomerang feat was sneaking up against the powerful Combustion Man which managed to daze him enough to block his Chi, leading to SSBM's death.
What's most impressive was how Sokka managed to get a direct hit from his target hundreds of feet away and hundred's of feat high all from estimating an angle from his blasts while Sokka couldn't even see him.
What's most impressive was how Sokka managed to get a direct hit from his target hundreds of feet away and hundred's of feat high all from estimating an angle from his blasts while Sokka couldn't even see him.
Sokka also managed to react mid firebending to target a Fire bender's face and KO him in close range.
Sokka also managed to react mid firebending to target a Fire bender's face and KO him in close range.
And even Book 3 Zuko got snuck up and tagged again from a returning boomerang after it was barely dodged at close range.
And even Book 3 Zuko got snuck up and tagged again from a returning boomerang after it was barely dodged at close range.
And Sokka again showcases precision with his boomerang at close range as he deflects an arrow and disarms the bow of the marksmen Vachir.
And Sokka again showcases precision with his boomerang at close range as he deflects an arrow and disarms the bow of the marksmen Vachir.

Swordsmanship Skills:

Sokka was trained in the art of swordsmanship from Master Piandao who is likely the most skilled non bender in the Avatar Verse.

Piandao was said to be undefeated during his involvement in martial combat, and was also apparently skilled enough to defeat 100 Firebenders single handedly in a legendary battle on his bio from an official but now defunct official Avatar website from Nick.com

http://kr.turbonick.nick.com/shows/avatar/index.jhtml

To navigate to Piandao’s bio, click on one of the circles to the right that says Sokka’s Master, then click on Characters, and then Piandao.

I’ll still post it below.

The greatest sword master and sword maker in Fire Nation History, Piandao was born to two Firebenders. Ashamed that their only son wasn't a bender, his parents left him on the doorsteps of an orphanage. Growing up, Piandao was a nervous and agitated child, but he showed interest in the arts and enjoyed painting and calligraphy. It helped him relax and focus his mind. At the age of 10, Piandao attended Fire Nation boys' camp where his natural talent with the sword was recognized. He furthered his studies in the army, where he developed a vicious and fearsome sword fighting style. Piandao fought many battles for the Fire Nation and won them all. But after several years of fighting, Piandao lost his taste for war and wanted to become a more enlightened person. So he left the army and traveled the world for many years, studying under a variety of benders, warriors, and artisans. He then returned to the Fire Nation and settled in the town of Shu Jing. One day, the Fire Nation army came to arrest him for deserting the army. In a legendary battle, Piandao defeated all one hundred soldiers and the army has never bothered him again.

Piandao is rumored to be a member of the Order of the White Lotus, but it cannot be confirmed.

With 2 days worth of training, Sokka became a fairly proficient swordsman and created his unique Jian sword forged from a black meteorite.

After some training, Sokka is able to soon easily best Piandao's student: Fat in a sword duel.
After some training, Sokka is able to soon easily best Piandao's student: Fat in a sword duel.
Sokka later had a formal duel with Master Piandao. Although he eventually lost, Sokka showed great intelligence, agility, and ingenuity which Piandao praised.
Sokka later had a formal duel with Master Piandao. Although he eventually lost, Sokka showed great intelligence, agility, and ingenuity which Piandao praised.

Space Sword feats:

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Sokka's Space Sword has been consistently depicted as unusually strong in striking strength against various materials in the Avatar Verse.

Sokka manages to chop steel turrets.
Sokka manages to chop steel turrets.
Even with one hand!
Even with one hand!
Easily slices through rock with a swift slash.
Easily slices through rock with a swift slash.
Cleaving through a steel airship while not slowing down Sokka and Toph's descent.
Cleaving through a steel airship while not slowing down Sokka and Toph's descent.
And effortlessly cuts a steel platform while being thrown with one hand...
And effortlessly cuts a steel platform while being thrown with one hand...

Unfortunately, the sword was sacrificed on the Day of Sozin's Comet when thrown overboard a Fire Nation airship to save Toph and himself from a Boosted Firebender.

Sokka currently wields a blunt bone club.

Agility/Reflexes + Skill:

Often highly underestimated, Sokka has still shown impressive reflexes and agility against skilled opponents which likely puts him at roughly peak human level.

A less skilled and experienced Book 1 Sokka was still agile enough to dodge fire bending from Zuko.
A less skilled and experienced Book 1 Sokka was still agile enough to dodge fire bending from Zuko.
While not his speciality, Sokka has managed to pick up the basics of Kyoshi warrior training in 1 day and likely boosted his overall skill to an extent.
While not his speciality, Sokka has managed to pick up the basics of Kyoshi warrior training in 1 day and likely boosted his overall skill to an extent.
Book 1 Sokka again manages to outrun and react to fire bending from Zuko.
Book 1 Sokka again manages to outrun and react to fire bending from Zuko.
Manages to jump over some of Zuko's kicks with his agility, reflexes, and presumably Kyoshi warrior training.
Manages to jump over some of Zuko's kicks with his agility, reflexes, and presumably Kyoshi warrior training.
Shows some technique as he cunningly disarmed and knocked over the Pirate Barker Oh while he was distracted.
Shows some technique as he cunningly disarmed and knocked over the Pirate Barker Oh while he was distracted.
Manages to outreact and incap 2 earthbenders.
Manages to outreact and incap 2 earthbenders.
Later in Book 2, a sleep deprived Sokka manages to outrun and chop down arrows shot by the highly accurate Mai.
Later in Book 2, a sleep deprived Sokka manages to outrun and chop down arrows shot by the highly accurate Mai.
Who can blitz several firebenders and send them flying back several yards away from pure force.
Who can blitz several firebenders and send them flying back several yards away from pure force.
While Mai also showcased precise aim to pin the soldiers against steel walls without harming them.
While Mai also showcased precise aim to pin the soldiers against steel walls without harming them.
Although Ty Lee hasn't used her agility to the fullest against Sokka, he was swift enough to evade her standard strikes in a rematch (possibly using his Kyoshi warrior training) while lasting far better than their previous encounter where he was sleep deprived.
Although Ty Lee hasn't used her agility to the fullest against Sokka, he was swift enough to evade her standard strikes in a rematch (possibly using his Kyoshi warrior training) while lasting far better than their previous encounter where he was sleep deprived.
After training with Piandao, Sokka is reflexive enough to dodge a surprise slash without warning.
After training with Piandao, Sokka is reflexive enough to dodge a surprise slash without warning.
Sokka shows some agility as he flips past several sword slashes which could have killed him at any point.
Sokka shows some agility as he flips past several sword slashes which could have killed him at any point.
During the duel, Sokka once again impressively avoids decapitation while his focus was distracted just in time
During the duel, Sokka once again impressively avoids decapitation while his focus was distracted just in time
Some more instances of Sokka blocking, ducking, and flipping around Piandao's attacks with his superior agility.
Some more instances of Sokka blocking, ducking, and flipping around Piandao's attacks with his superior agility.
Mostly dodges a fire blast from Azula.
Mostly dodges a fire blast from Azula.
Is capable of outrunning firebending boosted by Sozin's Comet from a Fire Nation Soldier while holding Toph.
Is capable of outrunning firebending boosted by Sozin's Comet from a Fire Nation Soldier while holding Toph.
In the Day of the Black Sun, Sokka was agile enough to jump on the head off a charging rhino, cut off a wooden spear, and steal a ride from a Fire Nation Soldier all while keeping momentum.
In the Day of the Black Sun, Sokka was agile enough to jump on the head off a charging rhino, cut off a wooden spear, and steal a ride from a Fire Nation Soldier all while keeping momentum.
Against a pair of Sozin Comet Firebenders, Sokka reacted while a soldier already firebended and was able to quickly grab his sword to cut of a steel platform before the other soldier could react all with a broken leg.
Against a pair of Sozin Comet Firebenders, Sokka reacted while a soldier already firebended and was able to quickly grab his sword to cut of a steel platform before the other soldier could react all with a broken leg.
And firebending for reference, appears to move at comparable speeds to an arrow which also happens to have been shot by Vachir in this instance (Arcus1 made this gif btw).
And firebending for reference, appears to move at comparable speeds to an arrow which also happens to have been shot by Vachir in this instance (Arcus1 made this gif btw).
And Sokka was able to avoid multiple arrows from Vachir while fighting the Rough Rhino mercanary: Kahchi.
And Sokka was able to avoid multiple arrows from Vachir while fighting the Rough Rhino mercanary: Kahchi.
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And in another encounter shortly afterwards, Sokka would deflect an accurate arrow with his boomerang, avoid another arrow near his feet, disarm Vachir's bow, and craftily gloat Vachir to fight without his bow where Sokka would subsequently own the archer in h2h due to Sokka's Kyoshi warrior training. Since Vachir is a former Yuyan Archer, it's arguable whether or not Sokka actually aim dodged his arrows, (which still shouldn't be taken too lightly).

Apparently, a Yuyan Archer's precision is legendary to the point that they could all pin a fly to a tree from one hundred yards away without killing it. On top of that, Vachir claims he could do it blindfolded.

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Regardless, the Yuyan Archers aren't lacking in accurate archery feats either.

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Plus, Yuyan Archers are shown to be fairly agile themselves.
Plus, Yuyan Archers are shown to be fairly agile themselves.

Intelligence/Resourcefulness:

Sokka is very intelligent and is known for his strategical mind and ingenuity on and off battle. Since he is Team Avatar's official idea guy, Sokka is smart enough to pick up on things, and come up with plans on the spot which often help him and the Gaang survive against skilled opponents and martial forces.

Even in his more humble days, Sokka was an engineering genius smart enough to figure out how a hot air balloon functions (which was technologically advanced for the Avatar world then).
Even in his more humble days, Sokka was an engineering genius smart enough to figure out how a hot air balloon functions (which was technologically advanced for the Avatar world then).
Sokka was the one who figured out Firebenders lose their power during a Solar eclipse.
Sokka was the one who figured out Firebenders lose their power during a Solar eclipse.

Here we see Sokka taking out the powerful spirit: Wan Shi Tong who was unfazed by the rest of the Gaang with the element of surprise through Sokka style.
Here we see Sokka taking out the powerful spirit: Wan Shi Tong who was unfazed by the rest of the Gaang with the element of surprise through Sokka style.
As part of his training with Piandao, Sokka was able to quickly come up with a plan to manipulate his surroundings to his advantage for a rock gardening session.
As part of his training with Piandao, Sokka was able to quickly come up with a plan to manipulate his surroundings to his advantage for a rock gardening session.
During Sozin's Comet, Sokka was able to instinctively come up with a successful plan to destroy several Fire Nation airships. (Airship slice!)
During Sozin's Comet, Sokka was able to instinctively come up with a successful plan to destroy several Fire Nation airships. (Airship slice!)
Sokka was also able to use the terrain to pull himself up to a higher ledge to give himself an advantage (also an agility feat).
Sokka was also able to use the terrain to pull himself up to a higher ledge to give himself an advantage (also an agility feat).
During his duel with Piandao, Sokka was resourceful enough to block Piandao's use of his sword.
During his duel with Piandao, Sokka was resourceful enough to block Piandao's use of his sword.
Sokka was also cunning enough to throw sand in Piandao's eyes to Sokka's advantage.
Sokka was also cunning enough to throw sand in Piandao's eyes to Sokka's advantage.
 Sokka was able to efficiently come up with a plan to slice bamboo sticks in Piandao's path to slow him down:
Sokka was able to efficiently come up with a plan to slice bamboo sticks in Piandao's path to slow him down:
And tactically use the environment to his advantage.
And tactically use the environment to his advantage.
Instinctively coming up with the idea to mentally perform complex trigonometry in a few seconds to hit Combustion Man and indirectly murder him.
Instinctively coming up with the idea to mentally perform complex trigonometry in a few seconds to hit Combustion Man and indirectly murder him.

https://youtu.be/qdcdhgn0zHM?t=174

^Was smart enough to realize Azula was baiting and distracting the Gaang from their mission.

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Sokka resourcefully came up with a plan to use Toph's metalbending to unscrew the wheels of the Fire Nation tanks to immoblize them and cripple the Fire Nation army.

Mischellanious feats/skills:

Manages to sneak up and KO the earthbender General Fong with a camel.
Manages to sneak up and KO the earthbender General Fong with a camel.
Managed to defy all odds by having his head remain unblocked from Ty Lee!
Managed to defy all odds by having his head remain unblocked from Ty Lee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-2_gUuWK4

^ Sokka displayed notable talent with poetry and nearly won a Haiku contest on the spot without any formal training!

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Was able to design a fancy armor for Toph to metalbend out of excess Fire Nation Armor.

Sokka managed to lose his V-card with Suki in a tent and symbolically got a flower necklace to commemorate getting
Sokka managed to lose his V-card with Suki in a tent and symbolically got a flower necklace to commemorate getting "lei'd" past the TV-Y7 radar.
And most importantly, is a terrible artist :P
And most importantly, is a terrible artist :P

Thanks for reading! Peace out!

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#3 Edited by MICKEY-MOUSE (36943 posts) - - Show Bio

Very good that you took the time to make this. Would be nice to see him fight some street level characters. I think he would be well matched up with CW and MCU characters.

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#4 Posted by Koays (11735 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

Very good that you took the time to make this. Would be nice to see him fight some street level characters. I think he would be well matched up with CW and MCU characters.

Idk about that... I mean durability and evasiveness are clearly above most of the live action guys, but idk if he has the offense to pull a victory out over most if any of the mid tiers.

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#5 Posted by deactivated-59c716930b8a6 (9227 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

Very good that you took the time to make this. Would be nice to see him fight some street level characters. I think he would be well matched up with CW and MCU characters.

Same. Could be interesting seeing Sokka go up against Speedy or Arsenal, maybe even a few higher skilled street levelers from the MCU/CW.

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#6 Posted by Emperor97 (159 posts) - - Show Bio

I gained SO much respect for Sokka.I didn't know he was that good.

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#7 Edited by hatemalingsia (15494 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

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#8 Posted by KigreTheViking (655 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice thread.

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#9 Posted by gamejutsu (1838 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew Sokka was that good.

Everyone thinks he solos, which is why not much threads are with him.

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#10 Posted by TheVivas (19639 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yeah.

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#11 Posted by Killerwasp (17495 posts) - - Show Bio

@gothamciti: very nice, I need to finish up Azula and the others as well XD

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#12 Posted by deactivated-57d57a3174063 (626 posts) - - Show Bio

Airbending slice!

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#13 Edited by GothamCiti (2890 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks to everyone who commented! :)

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#14 Posted by ANTHP2000 (29542 posts) - - Show Bio

@gothamciti: Wow! Nice. You should update this with his comic feats if you ever have the time to.

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