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    People Are Sharing Their Reactions To Netflix's New "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Photos Of Fire Nation Characters, And They're Not Wrong

    Careful, these pictures could puncture the hull of an empire-class Fire Nation battleship...because they're so sharp.

    On Tuesday, Netflix dropped five new photos of Fire Nation characters from its upcoming live-action "reimagining" of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. In four of the photos, fans finally get a first look at Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as General Iroh, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao, and Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula.

    There's also a new shot of Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, who fans saw a first look of back in June — when Netflix released four photos of the main cast. Here's that first photo of Zuko:

    Dallas Liu as Zuko in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    In case you need a quick refresher, here are the original three photos of Aang, Katara, and Sokka. First, there's Gordon Cormier as Twinkle Toes — er, Aang...

    Gordon Cormier as Aang in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender standing outside in the snow

    ...Ian Ousley as Sokka (peep the boomerang on his hip)...

    Ian Ousley as Sokka in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    ...and Kiawentiio as Katara.

    Closeup of Katara

    With the founding members of the Gaang out of the way, here are the newly released photos of the Fire Nation — starting with Dallas Liu as Zuko:

    Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    For comparison, here's the live-action and animated 16-year-old hot-man side-by-side:

    Side-by-side of live-action and animated Zuko

    Next, here's Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh:

    Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    ...and here he is next to the animated version of everyone's favorite uncle:

    Side-by-side of live-action Iroh and animated Iroh

    Here's everyone's favorite uncle's younger brother — Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai...

    Daniel Dae Kim as Ozai in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    ...and here's a comparison of him and the animated self-proclaimed Phoenix King:

    Side-by-side of live-action Ozai and animated Ozai

    Here's Ken Leung as Commander Zhao:

    Ken Leung as Zhao in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Check him out next to the animated Moonslayer:

    Side-by-side of live-action Zhao and animated Zhao

    And last but never least, here's the Crown Princess of the Fire Nation herself, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula:

    Elizabeth Yu as Azula in season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Here she is next to the animated version of the 14-year-old prodigy:

    Side-by-side of live-action Azula and animated Azula

    When announcing the debut of the Fire Nation characters, Netflix made sure to drop the photos on TikTok and X, formerly known as Twitter. Needless to say, fans have thoughts about the flameo photos.

    Twitter: @netflix

    While some point out that original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko departed from the Netflix live-action series due to creative differences and a few take issue with Zuko and Azula, the majority of responses have been overwhelmingly positive:


    Twitter: @annoyed_sister


    Twitter: @CabooseEK


    Twitter: @sydniefatt / Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023


    Twitter: @TheHannahcast


    "They look their age"


    Twitter: @nico_villasana


    Twitter: @Mushroomcloud16


    Twitter: @kingdujuan




    Twitter: @Dianexis


    Twitter: @DresdenWarlock


    Twitter: @younggothamjedi


    "Y'all stay complaining as if this isn't a MASSIVE upgrade..."


    Twitter: @Jessica_Egbedi


    Twitter: @RenGeekness


    "did y'all not watch the first season ??"


    Twitter: @yooongers1 / Robert Falconer/Netflix © 2023

    What do you think of the Fire Nation cast? Let us know in the comments below!