So a lot of people are in love with this track, but found that the released OST version was missing the beginning part (the beautiful strings before the drums come in - if you watch the Last Agni Kai clip, you’ll notice that there’s a heartbreaking-few seconds of music, when Zuko unleashed the first flames.)
Basically, I took the first strings part, and I attached it to the released OST version of Last Agni Kai.
A lion turtle! Maybe you can help me. Everyone, even my own past lives are expecting me to end someone's life. But I don't know if I can do it.
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 purifying light. Wait for him. He will come.
Avatar Aang ane the Lion Turtle—lSozin’s Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters
More unnecessary over analysis. Fire nation royal family
Everyone is talking about how the dynamic between Ozai and Iroh must have been like the dynamic between Azula and Zuko. Snobby, favorite, evil younger sibling vs abused older sibling.
I argue it was the other way around. Iroh was the snobby, favored one and Ozai was the one that was abused.
1) Iroh was an over achiever like Azula. "Dragon of the West.“ Most respected military officer of his day. Led siege to Ba Sing Se.
2) Besides being a good fire bender, Ozai hadn’t actually done anything particularly special.
3) Zuko Alone flashback shows favoritism. Azulon talks about iroh with sympathy, he says "The pain of losing a son.” But then he tells Ozai to kill his own son. What kind of dad asks his kid to do that? Yeah. We know which one is dad’s favorite.
4) Final interesting paralell. The reason Iroh turned out okay I believe is because when his son died, he had to face his own hubris. Azula also has to face her own hubris in Sozin’s Comet (however she doesn’t do that very well)
Conclusion: The Only reason Iroh turned out to be good is because something happened that made him question the status quo, and if Zuko hadn’t been banished, he would have turned out to be an even eviler fire lord than his father or grandfather.
“The true mind can weather all the lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can touch the poison of hatred without being harmed. Since beginningless time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light.”