Goal: Write 1 thought every day re: why I love ATLA (until I finish rewatching the series)
#21: Zuko rehearses joining the GAang in “The Western Air Temple.”
“Hello, Zuko here.” Until now, Zuko has been the emo teenager bad guy that we were all desperately rooting for. We watched him struggle through angst and confusion, confront his father (and survive), and emerge on the other side. But that leaves us wondering: who is Zuko if he is not defined by his rage?
He’s an extremely awkward but hilarious dork:
I absolutely love Zuko’s impersonations of Uncle Iroh and Azula in this episode, and voice actor Dante Basco NAILS IT by incorporating tones from Mako’s and Grey DeLisle’s voices into his own. The body language is totally spot on, too.
I remember laughing so hard when I first saw this scene for the first time. Who knew Zuko could be such a comedy star?