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The Evolution of the Fire Nation Throne Room

The throne room before the war

Before the war, throne room is bright, and and illuminated by the natural sunlight pouring through the large windows—which is only appropriate seeing how the Sun is the greatest source of fire.

Behind the throne is a dragon–the symbol of the first firebender. Together, the sunlight, and and dragon represent the Fire Nation’s adherence to a more pure form of firebending before the war. Soon, these symbols of the ancient ways of firebending will be shattered, as the throne room slowly transforms.

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ktatiana99  asked:

For the AU ask, an AU where Sokka and Katara find Korra (or Roku for that matter, whichever you prefer) inside the iceberg instead of Aang.

I’m going to go with Roku because I haven’t seen that done yet. Actually, let’s go all the way. Let’s make it so Roku and Sozin and are now Aang and Zuko and vis versa. (Also, I wrote 99% of this before realizing that the cycle won’t allow for Aang to be succeeded by Roku so, I’m just going to go ahead and throw in a cycle reversal too to explain it).

  • Aang met Zuko when he was first learning to the Avatar. In fact, it was his friend Kuzon that first introduced them. And they immediately hit it of, and became fast friends
  • Like Soziin in canon, Zuko too had a dream of sharing the Fire Nation’s greatness with the rest of the world. Zuko, being short-sighted, and and because this version of Zuko hasn’t gone through a redemption arc, genuinely thinks he’s helping the world, and he is. That’s why he even managed to get Aang’s help. This holds true later too, when Zuko begins to get greedy and begins to wonder if maybe, just maybe there’s a reason the Fire Nation is so much more advanced…
  • So maybe he got a little greedy and started annexing a few regions claiming he had the people’s best interest at heart, so what? They’re clearly doing better under him…
  • Aang and Zuko begin to bicker, and the divide between them grows. In the end though, Zuko dies because of his own stubbornness..if only Aang had gotten to him in time. 
  • When Firelord Azulon takes the throne immediately after his father’s demise, she is still furious, and blames Aang for his death, going so far as to place a bounty on Aang’s head. 
  • But the Avatar eludes him and eventually dies while on the run. 
  • The next Avatar, Roku, is born in seclusion. And, just like Aang, he too runs off and is eventually found by Katara and Sokka. 

I often wonder what the Avatar universe would have been like had Iroh become the Firelord after Azulon’s passing.

*note: this is set in a reality where Azulon passed away from natural causes, however he passed away a few years before Aang was found in the iceberg*

Considering his calm nature and spiritual beliefs, I think he would have turned the Fire Nation around. Dissolving the oppressive and hostile ideologies of Sozin and Azulon. 

But I think the biggest change would have been his approach on the Avatar.

When word came of the Avatar’s return, he would possibly have asked his nephew Zuko to find the Avatar and help him with his training. 

Of course, there would still be some form of conflict within the Fire Nation, a now rogue Ozai and Azula would lead an army of firebenders who opposed Iroh’s rule, seeking to destroy the Avatar cycle and take over the Fire Nation throne.

Aang would still find out about the Air nomad genocide. But upon meeting Zuko and being welcomed to the Fire Nation by Iroh, he would try and cope with the grief. 

Roku would help guide Aang as usual, but would still warn him of the threat of Sozin’s Comet and Ozai’s devastating power. 

There would be more of a civil war in the Fire Nation. But I think Aang’s Avatar training might not be so complex as it was during the Series. 

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So, unless I’m mistaken, it would seem that Ozai copied his father’s hairstyle until the day he ascended the throne.

Interesting. It helps support the idea that Iroh was Azulon’s favorite and that Ozai was constantly vying for his father’s affections at least.

Actually…

Zuko does his hair  similar to Azulon and Prince Ozai. That’s…interesting especially since Azulon kind of wanted Zuko dead and didn’t really think much of him. 

Then again, it could be less about imitation and more about practicality and comfort. 

Edit: So, judging by the last time I posted something like like this, people keep thinking I mean the top knot, so I’m going to do a really shitty edit with some red lines