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Zuko vs. Sokka by Jonas64 Zuko vs. Sokka by Jonas64
Probably going to be my last submission for a long while...

Well its inevitable...a sword fight between Sokka and Zuko. A great time to see how good Sokka really is.

Took me a while to get the poses and perspective the way it is. I had actually sketched out quite a few different fighting positions. In the end though, I settled for something I could pull of nicely and had a certain level of dynamics.

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Comments and criticisms appreciated! :)
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
And then Sokka pulled out the boomerang in pure frustration.  But at least he got Zuko to say, "swordbending."

Or is that too spoilerish? =P
Smittynick870 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Very Cool!!!
Spike-Angus77 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Very dynamic! It reminds me of that short story in the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic book entitled Swordbending. The short story collection was The Lost Adventures, and featured Zuko and Sokka dueling with swords.
aroswing Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This would be an awesome battle, provided Zuko didn't firebend. Firebending would be cheating XD
Jessica3green Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very cool!^^
Vyctorian Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Great job on the coloring plus the muscles on Sokka's are look really good.
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm shocked this didn't happen on the show. Anyway, give the edge to Sokka cuz, His sword has gotta be made of some kinda titanium alloy which is as light as aluminum yet as strong as (if not stronger) then most steel. His blade would cut thru Zuko's like a :jedi:.
Inferno180 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
There was a comic where sokka challenged zuko to a '"swordbeing kai" although it was revealed that Zuko also trained from Pando in this short comic, sokka could not beat zuko in sword combat but wins in the boomerang department.
AlbinoOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
So awesome I can't even tell you! It looks amazing!
annoyingsister Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
I think Sokka can get good. He's just been the only one in his village to really fight because Katara is just learning her water bending. I think he can be a good Warrior. Zuko is cool. So far fire bending is my favorite style. Plus double swords!!! I'm not sure who to cheer for...
EmissaryofFire Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Zuko would win via experience and skill. He beat Jet and was barely trying. However I think there's a high probability that this fight DID happen... offscreen. In season 3 Zuko joined the team to teach Aang firebending. So what do you think he was doing while Aang was working with Toph or Katara? Just sitting around? My guess is that offscreen during season 3, Zuko sparred with Sokka to help him improve his skills. With time and experience I think Sokka will eventually get better than Zuko due to having a higher skill ceiling. Master Piandao DID say that Sokka would become even greater than him. ...Eventually.
firepheonixrose Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish they had sparred with their swords in the show, it would have been epic!
Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Faved for an outstanding job on a dynamic action scene with martially-accurate stances, hand/blade positions, and most especially (for the Chinese swordsman in me) grip. I can really see how the battle unfolded based on their forms. Great shading and colors, too! Thank you for taking the time to make this accurate to Chinese martial arts, unlike the work of most AtLA fan artists.
meg181 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I love the background its perfect
And lol Sokka has some very smexy arms
FreeMeadows Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Sokka's muscles look amazing, as does his facial expression. Something is wrong with Zuko's right arm, I think...? Not sure what, cant put my finger on it . The sahdows/lighting is great--really sets the tone. A great idea overall! Oh and I LOVE the background.
creepella Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Love the poses because it does come across like a fight/spar between them
Thoralmir Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
They actually have this very scenerio in the new graphic novel. Sokka "wins" by resorting to his boomerang.
Jonas64 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Do you have a link to those pages?
7disney7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I laughed so hard at that scene!
Bandooo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D:! Sokka's gonna die!
Poetryofart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Great work!
randomgirl1298 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you took a common weapon and used
sharllot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Sexy stuff ^^
TheStoryNeverEnds Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, Sokka's arms are RIPPED. ;p
AuthenticGreenEyes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I love these poses. <3 ^^ Just out of curiosity, why is Zuko's half of the background the White Lotus symbol instead of the fire nation symbol?
Jonas64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
hmm...not sure what you mean?

Zuko's background is the fire nation symbol - behind him.

Sokka's is actually the SWT and the White Lotus - because thats where he learned his sword skills.
AuthenticGreenEyes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Ahhhh okay, I gotcha. =D I was looking at Sokka's symbol and didn't see Zuko's. ^_^
mcholman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
ummm....sokka's gonna get his brain cut off lol
Jonas64 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Just his "warriors wolf tail..." lol
13near13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to see this
Kaytara Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know... Sokka does learn quickly but we've seen Zuko in Blue Spirit, he could face off against multiple opponents at the same time without getting scratched, I'd think he's way above Sokka's level in speed and technique...

Besides, who say Sokka learns so quickly? His training mostly consisted of a different way to THINK, rather than of improving his fighting skills. His master himself said that Sokka's technique was still abysmal.
PurpleWarroir Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
sexy!:boogie: serieus this the most coolest zuko and sokka pic
Neon-Starz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Wonderful work! They both look awesome! Keep it up! :)
Capt-BA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Love it :D This will tide me over until Nick Mag Online can post their comic of the Zuko/Sokka fight.
victorfencer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
as far as the pose and the blades go, i am not sure if that is an actually feasable stance. that said, the picture as a whole is dynamic and the coloring is very nice. the anatomy is great in the arms as well.
puskintura Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
:omfg: great! amazing work, and i don't know if you did it on purpose, but they look much older here!!! (and hot too:faint:) :clap: BRAVO!!!!
BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoho, if it were like a Mortal Kombat game, my vote is on Zuko. :D
Nemonus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
All that work on poses and perspective really paid off--it looks fantastic. Tis cool to see an Avatar fight without bending.
Friekie6 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Writer
That'd be cool... ^^

Very nice :D
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Tokogawa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I'd actually thought about this a few days before, I'm glad an artist is coming out with the idea. I can see the intensity in their expressions. Detail is put into their clothes and Sokka seems a little muscled up. And to tell the truth I think all rounds would be a tie. This is a bias opinion because I like them both.
Rivella160181 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Really cool picture! I'm not sure who would win though...
Jonas64 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Indeed. Its a very debatable topic...
Kereea Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amzingly beautiful. I really hope you know that.
Jonas64 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Thank you so much for the kind words! :)
paintedbluerose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Student Writer
Now this I could see happening. Who would win though? Hmm...
Jonas64 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Well lets hope it does. At least then it would settle the argument who would actually win. lol
paintedbluerose Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Student Writer
Yeah, as long as they don't kill each other. Who would you cheer for? I'm tied between the two of them.
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