For me, this is when Suki joined Team Avatar.
I know a lot of people don’t acknowledge her as a member of the group, despite the fact that both the creators and the characters say that she is. I know that a lot of people think she wasn’t instrumental enough or that she wasn’t around enough to be a part of the group. I obviously disagree with that. Suki is there when it matters. Without her, the Gaang would not have been able to prevent the Fire Nation from razing the Earth Kingdom, regardless of Aang’s success against the Firelord. Suki directly saved Toph’s life twice and Sokka’s and Appa’s once. Indirectly, she saved all of them when she sacrificed herself for Appa. She stuck with them when it was important.
I know Sukka shippers (including myself) love to fangirl over the little moment in the first gif where Sokka pulls her away from the people leaving and brings her back with the group, but this scene is more than that. It’s not just Sokka who allows her into the group here. Aang moves Appa to help her get on, Appa does the actual, y’know, moving, and Katara pulls her up on the saddle with them. Toph is busy keeping the building from collapsing on them, and Zuko is fighting, but they don’t question it when she comes with them. She’s a part of the Group. She’s a member of Team Avatar.
I know some people will tell me I’m looking too far into it, but things like this don’t just happen on accident in an animated show. An actor didn’t suddenly decide to look at another actor a certain way because they thought the fans would like it. They deliberately wrote in, storyboarded, and animated this moment so that we could see Suki join the group. This is the Moment. This photoset is another one of the things I’m going to point to when people tell me she’s not a member of Team Avatar. She IS. Get used to it.
Posting a non print screen version because…idk I’m really lazy?? There’s a lot for me to fix/ink/colour so I’m not sure if I’m bothered enough ffffffffffffffff /sobs
Plus I kinda want to add Asami
and Tahnonow but oops no room on the sofa uvu”