Sokka was clearly very loyal to his friends, family, and allies. Many times over he had helped them when he could and when he was needed. However, Sokka also seemed to realize the importance —and sometimes necessity— of one having to fight their own battles. When Master Piandao attacked Sokka, Aang, Katara, and Toph rushed in to help Sokka, but he told his friends to stay back as it was his battle to fight alone. He had to prove himself as a swordsman, although it turned out Piandao simply attacked his pupil just to test him. Later, he held a similar view during Aang's battle with Ozai when Sozin's Comet arrived. When Suki suggested she, Toph, and Sokka should help Aang, Sokka pointed out that "the Fire Lord is Aang's fight." He understood it was Aang's destiny to face Ozai alone, while he, Suki, and Toph focused their energies on stopping the Fire Nation airship fleet.
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