i'm zuko!

I- I just can’t get over Zuko and his arc. Everything he did - everything - was out of this insane drive to prove everyone wrong, to prove that he was worth something, and it amazes me that he never realized just how valuable he already was. 

His sister tells him ‘You waste all your time playing with knives. You’re not even good!’ and he masters dual swords.

Originally posted by tim5555

His sister is a prodigy and he’s told he’ll never catch up. He learns from dragons. He trains the Avatar. He takes her down (with the help of a very skilled waterbender)

Originally posted by yipyipmotherfuckers

He’s left behind by his mother, cast out by his father, hunted by his sister, and Zuko still learns unconditional love. 

Originally posted by how-do-you-do-the-do

His father tells him he’s worthless and unloved, that he was ‘lucky to be born,’ and he becomes a man that the world is proud of. 

Originally posted by avatarwaterbender

Anything his family said to him, he managed to turn around and build on it. He thrived on it, exploded from it, turned all the negativity into a positive path and it’s just… it’s amazing.

There’s just no end to my love for this character. No fucking end. 

Bonus: The weak, banished prince has fangirls for all the ages. Take that, Ozai.

Originally posted by chatnoirs-baton

  • Aang: Katara and I have decided to name our baby after someone very important.
  • Sokka, Toph, Zuko: Oh?
  • Aang: After my dearest friend, who always made me laugh.
  • Sokka: *Wipes a tear from his eye, can't believe it's happening*
  • Aang: After the bravest person I know, who struggled their way to royal leadership, to defy the Fire Nation's unjust war.
  • Zuko: *Wipes a tear from his eye, can't believe this is happening*
  • Aang: After the best Earth Bender I know.
  • Toph: *What's this? An actual tear? Is she really this touched? This is happening?*
  • Aang: Bumi.
  • Sokka, Zuko, Toph: What.

hc: the more tired keith is, the more he talks like a cartoon villain

shiro: oh sorry, keith. i used the last of the milk.

keith, with cereal already in his bowl, circles under his eyes: oh, how cute, shiro. so you thought you could put the carton back in the fridge and get away with it, huh? tsk. *glares as he puts a spoon of dry cereal in his mouth, maintaining eye contact* how careless.

shiro: uh, what?

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“You rise with the moon, I rise with the sun.”  - (x)

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: Iroh, though. He could’ve stayed in the Fire Nation and lived a cushy life. He could’ve had whatever he wanted - a comfortable home, a slew of servants, a tea shop - any retiree’s dream following a long, highly successful career in a war. He could’ve been mostly happy and mostly content, free to do whatever he pleased really as the Fire Lord’s brother and a former general. He didn’t have to do any of the things he did for Zuko. He really didn’t. Zuko wasn’t even his kid! But guess what? Iroh loved Zuko like his own son. And Iroh left everything he knew to follow this asshole of a kid around the world on a pointless mission all the while loving him like Zuko had never been loved before and I just... Iroh, though. Uncle Iroh.