Iroh is honestly the most patient character ever. This is my theory on why he is. When Zuko was banished and was told he had to bring the avatar back for redemeption, he thought that things would be normal again.(at least in season 1) But Iroh, even from the beginning knew that things would never be normal again. He knew from the beginning that Zuko’s destiny wasn’t to capture the Avatar, and he knew that zuko would have to figure it out himself. And until then, he knew that going after the avatar for Zuko there was hope. Even though Zuko was angry and full of Rage obsessively searching to find the Avatar, iroh was by his side. His patience with Zuko to figure out his real destiny was impeccable. His love for him kept a head on his shoulders. He could have left Zuko, but he didnt. And even after everything, he immediately forgave him as soon as he knew that Zuko realized it’s real destiny.

I just wanted to say that Uncle Iroh is by far my favorite character in this show. I love all the characters but honestly Iroh is just the best. He has so much power in side him but he knows to not let it go to his head. He’s so openminded and forgiving and happy even in the worst situations. I have such appreciation for him.

one of my favorite things about a:tla is that everyone knows uncle iroh. everyone. the blind girl you just added to the gang? had tea with him once. that flower seller? yup. your ten-ton six-legged five-stomached flying bison? probably. that girl on the streets of ba sing se? he sent his nephew on a date with her. a whole tribe of thought-to-be-extinct sun warriors? nbd. your cranky waterbending master? they go way back. that dramatic deserter? your bro’s sword instructor? your 112 year old nuthouse friend? the next avatar 54 years later? sure

Can we talk about this scene for a minute? Because I tear up literally every damn time I watch it. 

After losing his son, Iroh fought tirelessly to save his nephew from Ozai’s brainwashing, no matter how hard Zuko tried to push him away. But even after years of sticking by him through every dead end and reckless gambit, Zuko still goes back to his awful father. Once again, Iroh couldn’t save his son and it just kills him

Then the kid shows up with team Avatar, because it turns out some of those proverbs got through to him after all.

But the part that really gets me is Zuko’s perspective.

Sitting outside that tent, he’s so damn scared. He’s so convinced Iroh hates him, he won’t even go in without a pep talk from Katara. Everyone else can see that Iroh will be proud of what his nephew has done since they last met, but Zuko can’t. When Zuko goes in to see the family he disappointed, he’s braced for yelling and fire and rage because that’s what he’s been raised to expect when he screws up. Pissing off his father got him disgraced, burned, tossed in the street, told he didn’t deserve to be alive, and shot at with lightening. A lifetime of experience says he should be scared. He doesn’t expect to be forgiven, he just wants Iroh to know he’s sorry. 

And then Iroh’s not even madNOT EVEN MAD. Mercy and compassion are so alien to Zuko that immediate forgiveness wasn’t even a remote possibility. He’s so utterly confused, but at the same time, so, so relieved. He hasn’t lost his only family. The only person who stayed by him all those years in exile. The only father who loved him.

They both thought they’d lost the only family they had left. Instead, they find themselves closer than they’ve ever been. And I tear up every damn time.

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GIFSET MEME: Character Development - Prince Zuko

“ You know Prince Zuko, destiny is a funny thing. You never know how things are going to work out. But if you keep an open mind, and an open heart, I promise you will find your own destiny someday. ” 

Since Shiro and Matt were taken by the Galra and subsequently escaped, they have, as the fandom put it, become really fuckin’ hot.

So here I am, already wondering when Sam Holt is gonna show up and Iroh his way out of a galra prison camp.

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Uncle Iroh’s Prison Workout | Avatar The Last Airbender Tough Like The Toonz: EP 27

New video for those who happen to give a F*ck. Iroh the DRAGON OF THE WEST! 

One of the kindest and yet most powerful characters in the Avatar the Last Airbender franchise. While incarcerated he managed to escape by becoming a ONE MAN ARMY after months of training in his prison cell. 

Well today we can mimic his workout routine. Get your Tea Kettles ready we’re gonna brew up a kickass Firebender Body.

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