relationship: aang and zuko

Zuko: I can’t believe a year ago my purpose in life was hunting you down. And now.

Aang: And now we’re friends.

Zuko: Yeah, we are friends.

Aang: I can’t believe a year ago I was still frozen in a block of ice. The world’s so different now.

Zuko: And it’s gonna be even more different. We’ll rebuild it together.

—  Avatar the Last Airbender. Sozin’s Comet, Part 4

i hope sokka lived a happy and fulfilling life that he was able to share with lots of generations. i hope he was able to learn lots about the world and space and science. i hope he was able to implement all the things he wanted to as a councilman and i hope he felt good about helping nonbender kids feel a part of the community. i hope he kept a strong relationship with katara, toph, zuko, aang, hakoda and suki. i hope that he got a medal of valour or something alongside the gaang and i hope his efforts to create a better community weren’t ignored because he deserved all of that

Zuko the Leo.

loyal, obsessive, proud, hates authority

•despite knowing he may get punished, zuko asserts his opinion about his father’s war strategy. (1x12)
•zuko wasn’t great on finishing his plans, not having a clue what to do with aang once he actually captured him. (1x20)
•his honor. aang. his purpose. -various obsessions of zuko
•zuko’s relationship with his father or lack thereof was a driving force in his life and a major influence on his actions.

•[to Mai] You’re so beautiful when you hate the world. (3x02)
•My honor. My throne. My country. I’m about to lose them all. (1x13)
• Well, we’re the Fire Prince and the Avatar. I think we could take these guys in a fight, whoever they are. (3x13)

anonymous asked:

Could you develope some more headcanons about Zuko and Aang relationship in your Princess Katara AU? How will they react in the cave of two lovers? And how about the "headband" party? Will they still dance together?

Ah yes this universe, also known as the “all my faves can be bi if I want them to be” universe.  Continued from here: [Link], here: [Link], here: [Link], here: [Link], and here: [Link].

1. The beginning of Book Two for Suko is an extremely confusing time. This one Earth Kingdom general used him to provoke Aang into the Avatar State, for one, and Suko is starting to get an inkling of Aang’s feelings for him. This is when they go through the secret tunnel. The words, “ I would rather kiss you than die,” are said, Zuko gets huffy, and Aang feels like a colossal idiot, but they do kiss.

2. Then they get to Omashu, and that whole conversation about kissing and everything has to be put on hold while Suko deals with the fact that apparently he really really likes it when pretty girls block his chi or pin him to things with knives. This, understandably, distresses him mightily. Azula and her companions are extremely dangerous, and the fact that his teenage hormones don’t understand that is not something Suko really wants to deal with.

3. When Suko sees Aang fall, struck down by Azula’s lightning, and later, after he brings Aang back to life and waits for him to wake up, it really crystalizes for Suko just how much he cares about Aang, and hust how much he loves him. He isn’t sure what kind of love it is, or if he wants to do anything about it, but he definitely loves Aang and never wants to see him almost die like that ever again.

4. It’s not long after Aang wakes up that he gets it into his head to throw a dance party for a bunch of Fire Nation school kids. He dances with Aang, but he wants it to be known it was under protest and that Aang is an idiot, and literally a day earlier he pretended to be his father for the school officials. It means nothing, he swears.

5. Later, when Sokka finds out that Aang is dating his little brother, he tells Suko that if he ever needs him to defend his manly honor… Suko’s eyes roll so far he swears he can see the inside of his skull, and he says if Sokka ever says that again, he’ll punch him.

Sorting out some of my edits. 

A couple of thoughts: 

  • The Sokka and Aang friendship is really underrated, I think. I’m just looking at some of my screenshots, and they’re such awesome, supportive bros. 
  • I also discovered a couple of parallels I failed to notice, which have also been queued. 
  • I also never really realized how many times Iroh places a hand on Zuko’s shoulder, and their their relationship is really something. 
  • Katara and Sokka’s relationship gives me so many feels. 
  • I’ll probably sort my screenshots in various ways, but I definitely think I’m going to do an “evolution of so and so’s relationship through touch” sort of deal for some people like Zuko and Katara, Aang and Zuko, Aang and Katara (maybe), and Mai and Zuko. Although, I should note that “evolution of” is probably more appropriate for the enemies to friends relationships that Katara/Zuko and Aang/Zuko have going, as well as the evolution of how Mai and Zuko express their affection. 
  • So many Momo screenshots, it’s adorable. 

avatarsymbolismsblogs  asked:

5 headcanons each for Aang switching places with Korra and Korra switching places with Aang (with a focus on Korra and Zuko's relationship maybe?)?

I see what you did there.

1. Korra had such a hard time as an Air Nomad.  Everybody, including her knew from the time she was a little girl that she was the Avatar, because the only element she couldn’t bend was air.  The other kids never wanted to play with her, because all of the games they wanted to play, she couldn’t play without airbending, and all of the games she could play, they were convinced she had an unfair advantage in because she was the Avatar.  She spent a lot of time with her teacher feeling lonely and frustrated, and like she would rather be anything except the Avatar.

The one good thing about being the Avatar is, the temple elders decided to give her a sky bison early, in the hopes that taking care of one of the original airbenders will teach her to airbend.  It didn’t, but having Appa was great anyway.  Still, the temple elders kept her close to the temple instead of letting her train in the other elements, and she ran off to the Southern Water Tribe to finally learn waterbending.  This was when she got lost in the storm and frozen.

2. Korra wakes up to the beautiful face of a Water Tribe girl, and falls head over heels in love with her, though she doesn’t recognize those feelings for what they are until much later.  Anyway, since she isn’t running from being the Avatar, and in fact went south to finally train, she doesn’t try to keep the whole Avatar thing secret.  In fact, to prove she’s the Avatar, she waterbends and firebends right there for Katara.  First Sokka tries to attack her for firebending, then Katara drops the news that there are no waterbenders at the South Pole except her.

3. Instead of surrendering peacefully to Zuko to protect the village, Korra tries to fight him.  He hauls her in all of her twelve-year-old, kicking, biting, fire-and-waterbending glory onto his ship in something like horror at what he got himself into.  He won’t admit it, but he’s almost relieved when she escapes.

He does not destroy the village.  There is no need.  He has what he came for, right?

4. Pakku is just about willing to make an exception in the gender role nonsense to train the Avatar, but he’s not training her friend too.  That’s it, no girls allowed.  Okay Pakku.  Katara fights him, while Korra sits back and wonders why she didn’t think of that, and falls deeper in love.

5. Korra’s love life, which is probably important I guess: Her crush on Katara is utterly unreciprocated, leading to terrible heartbreak.  Then, she falls in love with a newly redeemed Zuko, as they dance together under rainbow dragon fire.  He, uh, really doesn’t see her that way, and also he has a girlfriend, and… (Uncle, help).  Then, Zuko and Mai break up, and Korra thinks here’s her shot, right?  No, Zuko turns her down flat.  Eventually, Zuko starts dating Katara, and Korra, well Korra starts spending time with Mai, and one thing leads to another, and when Korra’s a little older, they start dating.

6. Aang the waterbender doesn’t find out he’s the avatar until he’s almost sixteen, and trying to explain this one firebending move that he saw a performer do at the last festival to his creepy cousins, when poof, he makes fire.  Of course his uncle tries to take over, and his parents call in the order of the White Lotus, and it’s off to the Earth Kingdom to learn earthbending, until his uncle kidnaps him to unlock the spirit portals.

7. He is not a fully trained Avatar.  He has waterbending and earthbending, and he almost dies, and loses his connection to all of his past lives, and he barely defeats Vaatu, and he is such a failure, and there’s some guy running around Republic City taking away people’s bending, and wow, why is he the Avatar?

8. The next element in the cycle is supposed to be fire, but suddenly the world is full of airbenders, none of whom have any better idea how to do this airbending thing than he does.  Since Avatar Korra never had any children, these are the first airbenders since her death almost seventeen years ago.  Aang goes to help find them all and train with them, and then rescue them from the Earth Queen, and then he gets mixed up with the Red Lotus and Amon and Tarlok, and everybody tried to kill him or take away his bending, or make him go into the Avatar state and then kill him, and he almost died again, and he went into the Avatar state and almost killed three people (all of whom are awful, but still) and two of them escaped and no one can find them, and now he can’t walk on his own and he hurts and feels sick all the time.

9. He runs.  He runs and he runs and he runs until he just can’t run anymore, and no matter how far he runs, he is left empty, afraid, and alone.

10. When he faces Kuvira, he does it with nothing but the knowledge that he has done this before.  He has faced death, and at this point, he figures he will have to keep facing death.  When he is able to talk her down, he is so relieved, and so happy, and this, this is how we wishes every conflict could go.
Aftershock - Chapter 2 - Avatar: The Last Airbender [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 2/?
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Katara/Zuko (Avatar), Aang & Katara (Avatar)
Characters: Katara (Avatar), Zuko (Avatar), Aang (Avatar), Sokka (Avatar), Suki (Avatar), Toph Beifong
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Not Canon Compliant, Not Compliant with Korra Canon, re-worked fic

An alteration to the canon ending of A:TLA.

After taking the lightning bolt meant for Katara, Zuko puts his heart on the line and admits his affection for her. His choice - and hers - have effects that are felt throughout their group of friends as well as the rest of the Nations reeling from the defeat of the militant Fire Nation monarchs.

Chapter Summary:

Zuko ascends to the throne. Mai pays him a visit beforehand, hoping to re-kindle their past relationship. Later, Katara has a similar conversation with Aang.

Chapter Two is up! Hope you enjoy ^_^

Why I feel “The Southern Raiders” isn’t a romantic episode for shipping

So this is another thing I’ve had feelings on for a while that I wanted to analyze. With “The Southern Raiders” I’ve seen a lot of people citing it as a romantic episode or being treated as shipper bait and I’ve seen it for both the main Katara het ships. Some people cite Zuko helping Katara deal with her pain as romantic and a clear sign he understood her, and others treat Aang as understanding Katara really was better off not killing as a sign he understood her better. On the other hand, some use the episode to justify why they think Zuko or Aang don’t understand Katara and use the episode as a sign either mistreated her or espoused something terrible for her. 

Personally I think the truth of what the episode was really lies somewhere in the middle.  

Because of that I just feel like this isn’t a romantic episode for either ship, nor do I feel like either Aang or Zuko truly understood what Katara needed. In some ways each character was right and in others each was wrong. And I feel like the episode is much more complicated than a lot of people realize, and something that reflects the complicated inner worlds of Zuko, Aang, and Katara.  


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