grandfather zuko

I was chatting with my friend @toperceivelife and you know how Aang and Korra are spiritually Zuko’s grandfather (+ Izumi’s great grandfather, Iroh II great-great grandfather) so you know that at some point, Zuko must have added them in the family tree as a joke. Now, imagine after they’ve dealed with Kuvira, Zuko throws this big official party thing to celebrate.During the party, he goes up to Korra and asks her how is his grandfather, Avatar Korra, doing nowadays. She’s confused about it because she lost her connection to the past Avatars. Izumi and Iroh II join in on the joke, all three of them call her “grandfather”. Now, Korra turns to Asami and goes “Is this some kind of weird daddy joke because they’re all so much older than me?”, and Asami is just like "Babe, Avatar Roku was his grandfather” and she just goes beat red. Can you imagine, all three of them saying at once “Avatar Korra, my grandfather,” 
Asami joins in just to bug her. Lin too, she wouldn’t miss such an oportunity to tease Korra.

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.

holy shit. I know this has probably been talked about before, but Zuko’s daughter is named Izumi, which means…. source of water. Also General Iroh mentioned that his grandfather(Zuko) and mother(Izumi) have a close relationship with the southern water tribe….. Hahahaha I am in to deep ahahahahaha

One liners that sum up ATLA
  • The Entire Series: My great-grandfather Sozin happened. (Zuko, Season 3)
  • The Show: Aang can save the world. (Katara, intro)
  • Season 1: Aang's going to take me to the North Pole to find a Water Bending Master! (Katara, Season 1)
  • Season 2: We need to see the Earth King! (Sokka, Season 2)
  • Season 3: But I don't have the Avatar! What if father doesn't restore my honor? (Zuko, Season 2)
  • The Comic Books: 100 years of fighting has left the world scarred and divided. (Zuko, Season 3)
  • The Promise: Fire Nation out! Harmony now! (Earth Kingdom Rebels, The Promise)
  • The Search: Where. Is. My. Mother. (Zuko, Season 3)
  • Conclusion: Zuko basically sums up the entire show 99% of the time!