Ok since the show is over now, its probably worth it to give my ranking for best fight scenes (only benders vs benders, so no Day of Colossus fights), Ill try to include a memorable quote to go along with each fight.
Oh and a lot of these are from Book 3, which is to be expected because it was the most action packed Book. I did top 15 fights because its 2015!
15) Korra vs Tarrlok
- "Still think I'm a half-baked Avatar!"
This fight had an interesting feel to it because Tarrlok was never really a bad guy, yea he was an A-hole, but he was still opposed to Amon and the equalists. I also love Tarrlok's icicle shooting water sphere
14) Lin vs Suyin
- "Fighting is all part of the healing process."
Beifong vs Beifong, need I say more?
13) Kya vs Zaheer
First time we really get to see Kya kick some ass, yea she lost, but one on one she fared better than most against Zaheer
12) Korra vs Kuvira (pt 1)
- "Come on Avatar, get up! Show me what you've got!"
We all knew that this fight was not going to end well for Korra, and she pretty much got the snot beat out of her but Boy was it satisfying to see Korra go all avatar state on Kuvira
11) Korra & Tonraq vs Zaheer
- " Say hello to the Earth Queen for me"
It was a very interesting dynamic seeing Korra fight while chained up, and also the tag team style of Korra and her dad was fun to watch
10) P'li Prison Break
- "Ive waited 13 years to feel this warm"
Wow, what a way to open an episode. You know poop gets real when a dragon is invovled
9) Suyin vs Kuvira
- Not only was this some of the best choreography for a fight ive ever seen, there was also an emotional layer to this fight with Su having been a mother figure to Kuvira. If only this fight lasted longer
8} Kya vs Ming-Hua
- It doesnt get much better than this, two hot waterbenders fighting to the death. Sure no one actually died, but tell me Ming-Hua wasnt going for the kill with that spinning ice blade technique
7) Tenzin vs Zaheer
- "As long as I'm breathing, Its not over"
First ever Air on Air duel, and wow was that a treat. Tenzin showed Zaheer what a true airbending master is capable of.
6) Korra vs Unalaq
- "Vaatu cannot win. Do not give in to 10,000 years of darkness. You are the Avatar."
Ok im not talking about the giant monster fight, im talking about the fight beween Avatar Korra and Dark Avatar Unalaq in their human forms. A fight between two Avatars, thats turning the epic scale up to 11
5) Korra vs Kuvira (pt 2)
- Strictly talking about the fight that takes place in the Mech control room. Talk about intense; I mean having Korra's big fight with Kuvira take place in such a confined space was very unique and it totally paid off, each hit felt like it was magnified. The scene where Korra and Kuvira hit each other back while in mid air was a sign that these two were way too evenly matched, to the point where you knew this conflict would not end by fighting
4) Lin & Suyin vs P'li
- BOOM! This fight was mind-blowing, literally! But seriously this fight was so well animated with all of the explosions, the smoke , and the angles; and then the emotion with Lin and Su's character relationship coming full circle when Lin makes a heroic sacrifice. I feel like you can just put the last agni kai music from ATLA over this and it would fit perfectly (somebody needs to do this)
3) Wan vs Vaatu
- "We are bonded forever"
Who else got chills down their spine when Raava said that line? It wasnt so much the choreography or even the fight itself that made this one so good, it was the circumstances and the emotion. This two part episode was an example of Bryke's storytelling genius at its finest and the climax here was incredible
2) Red Lotus vs Team Avatar (Terror Within)
- "So much for the element of surprise"
For a middle of the season fight, this one was built up big time. Both parties were bound to clash and we all knew that it would be crazy, and it was. This was literally one team vs the other, they even took time to discuss battle strategies. There really werent any flashy moves, but it was entertaining as hell to watch.
1) Korra vs Zaheer
- "You can't fight me and the poison"
This was really the first (and only) time that we saw Korra get consumed by her Avatar State in the way that Aang used to, and this fight was very reminiscent of Aang vs Ozai. The animation of this fight was top notch, especially the uncut sequence of Korra chasing after Zaheer, IMO the sinlge best animated scene in all of LoK. Most importantly of all, the consequences this fight had on Korra were hugely important for the Korra's character development which makes here my favorite fictional character of all time
Wow what a list, this took quite some time to finish, but yea here are my top 15 Legend of Korra fights!