Growing up, we were taught that the Fire Nation was the greatest civilization in history and somehow, the war was our way of sharing our greatness with the rest of the world. What an amazing lie that was! The people of the world are terrified by the Fire Nation! They don’t see our greatness – they hate us! And we deserve it. We’ve created an era of fear in the world. And if we don’t want the world to destroy itself, we need to replace it with an era of peace and kindness.
↳ “I always thought this scar marked me. The mark of the banished prince, doomed to chase the Avatar forever. But lately, I’ve realized that I’m free to determine my own destiny. Even if I’ll never be free of my mark.”
[EDIT: Yes, I am aware that Zuko’s scar is on the wrong side of his face. I downloaded these from YouTube clips, which had been mirrored.]
The true mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can tough the poison of hatred without being harmed. Since beginningless time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifyinglight.