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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. 

anonymous asked:

do you think if Ehasz had more control over the series, the Fire Nation royal family could have been better fleshed out or more explored?

Definitely, and I think we would have learned so much about them if Book 4 had happened. If you look, you see that all of the episodes where we learn the most about the Fire Nation Royal Family are episodes written by either Aaron or Elizabeth Ehasz. They are also some of the best episodes in the series. The Storm is the first time we really see either Ozai or Azula. We see how warped the Royal Family is and why Zuko is so emotionally damaged.

The Siege of the North also introduces Azula in person briefly. We learn about Iroh’s trip to the Spirit World and we learn more about Zuko’s life growing up and his relationship to both Azula and Ozai. There were plans to have Azula deal with an arranged marriage in Book 3, but that plan was scrapped.

The Avatar State also had the Ehasz couple as writers, and we see Azula properly introduced. This episode shows just how warped the Royal Family is. Bitter Work has a flashback of Lu Ten, and we see how Zuko’s life growing up as a Fire Nation royal has impacted him. He doesn’t even see Azula hunting him or trying to kill him as anything other than normal.

Zuko Alone introduces both Ursa and Firelord Azulon. This episode is one of the best to really learn about what the Royal Family was really like. It was SO well-written, and it really is one of my all-time favorites. The Royal Family is portrayed so realistically and believably in this episode.

The Awakening is also one of my favorite episodes. The Royal Family come across as real people when Ehasz writes. When Bryke write, Ozai comes across as a more cartoonish villain. The Avatar and the Firelord is a really great episode, and we see what Sozin was really like. He was a normal person at one point, and he was friends with Roku. We see how the war really stared.

The Eclipse is also such a great episode. We learn what happened to Ursa finally, and also how badly Zuko was indoctrinated growing up to think that the war was the Fire Nation’s way of sharing their greatness with the world. And of course, The Old Masters deals with Iroh not seizing the throne, and how Zuko will have to be the new successor to the Fire Nation.

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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