I'm Still Not Over Zuko's Redemption Arc On "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Talk about great character development.
Hello, Isha here. Today I'm going to talk about one of the most important characters of all time: Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Now I want to be entirely honest with ATLA fans...I wasn't always such a huge fan of Zuko.
But as the series progresses, we learn more about Zuko's backstory, which helps us to understand why this character is the way he is.
And when he finally makes the decision to turn his back on the Fire Nation and to join up with Team Avatar, it's only then that Zuko's true self begins to shine through.
We learn that Zuko's personality is a delightful mixture of awkward and adorable.
And that whatever scene he is in, his beautiful hair and ripped bod somehow manage to take centre stage.
But most importantly, we see Zuko's genuine efforts to redeem his past mistakes by becoming Aang's firebending teacher.
Plus let's not forget the ~deep~ connection he formed with Katara...
...which never eventuated to anything more and honestly I'm not the only one who's mad.
But the most emotional of Zuko's character arcs has to be his connection to Uncle Iroh.
Although their relationship was initially strained, it was Iroh's continual support and protection of Zuko that helped him move forward from his past.
This is something Zuko himself comes to realise when he later reunites with his uncle after betraying him to the Fire Nation.
To top it all off, Zuko is crowned the new Fire Lord at the end of the series and promises to help usher in world order and harmony alongside his ally, the Avatar.
And THAT is why Zuko will always be the best character in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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