- I AM of Zutara hardcore fan and started ATLA for them (and Toph) but I love Aang! He’s one of my favorite character of the show! He’s pacifist, kind and innocent. He’s a kid forced to fight in a war he doesn’t want to be a part of. I actually feel extremely sad for him. The most stupid thing in this ? People are bashing Aang and say he doesn’t understand Katara’s pain about her mother’s murder… Uh… Yes he does. His entire people has been killed. We are talking about a genocide. How does he not understand, again? He is a pacifist, of course revenge is foreign to him and he doesn’t understand it, but he understands her sadness. He, by the way, handles it pretty well. He has no family left. Katara has Sokka. You need to stop this hate.
As for Mai… Meh. I won’t lie. I don’t like her. But not because Zutara is not canon. I don’t like her because she and Zuko are in an abusive relationship, and she is the one who abuses Zuko. Because, I’m sorry, but she is. She treats him like a slave at the beach party (go get me some food), she throws things at him (and not in a playful way. I wouldn’t condamn her if they were having a pillow fight because everyone loves pillow fights), she actually acts like a bitch when he tries to talk to her about his scar and the fact that is fucking traumatized by what happened to him. Let’s do a little genderbent. Had Zuko been a girl and Mai a man, everyone would be trashing this ship. Serioulsy, their relationship is almost saying that men can’t be abused. Which is bullshit. One of my friends have been abused by his girlfriend, and I can tell you it was hard for him to trust another girl after that. So no. It’s not a healthy relationship.
- But, before this poor excuse of a relationship happened, I liked Mai. She was a cool bad guy, and actually made me laugh a few times. My opinion did change when I realized she abused her boyfriend, but, had she never done that, she would have stayed one of my favorite antagonist.
What I’m trying to say is that it’s not because your ship isn’t canon that you can just go and hate characters for this reason. If you don’t like them, fine. But find yourself a real reason… Otherwise, It’s stupid, childish and immature. Jeez, it pisses me off! I know Zutara was fucking forshadowed and I WAS cheering for them during the entire show, but I still love Aang! (And I used to like Mai).