History TearJerker / AvatarTheLastAirbender

29th Mar '16 12:41:33 PM Oberoniss
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-->'''Iroh:''' "I'm sorry, I just nag you because, well, ever since I lost my son..."

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-->'''Iroh:''' "I'm sorry, I just nag you because, well, [[ManlyTears ever since I lost my son..." ]]"
12th Feb '16 7:44:26 PM ShorinBJ
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12th Feb '16 7:43:28 PM ShorinBJ
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* The entirety of Zuko and Azula's relationships with their parents. Zuko's is very much implicit. He was barely tolerated by his father, and when he dared to speak out against him, he was forced into a life or death duel with him. Rather than kill his own son, he simply opted to mutilate his face, and send him off to exile on a SnipeHunt. When the object of his hunt became apparent, Ozai immediately wrested the responsibility of capturing Aang, and gave it to another officer. Both Azula and Ozai spent the better part of the series playing on his insecurities and fears, and treating him as nothing more than a tool to be used and discarded. The more implied one is Azula, though. Ozai is a piece of work, no one will dispute that. He used Azula as much as he did Zuko. A major contributing factor with her VillainousBreakdown was her realization that her father, who she thought loved and treasured her, saw her as a tool just as he did Zuko. Just a stronger and more useful one. He foisted his new-useless title on her, and headed off on his world conquering rampage with little more than a pat on her head. However, while Zuko had Ursa and Iroh to help him build a foundation, Azula had no one. Her mocking comments of how her own mother saw her as a monster rand hollow at the height of her breaking point, and one has to wonder how much of her behavior could have been altered if Mom would have just given her a few more hugs. Azula felt as much of a sting of parental abandonment, and in it's own way, that's almost sadder because she had no one there to pull her back.

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* The entirety of Zuko and Azula's relationships with their parents. Zuko's is very much implicit. He was barely tolerated by his father, and when he dared to speak out against him, he was forced into a life or death duel with him. Rather than kill his own son, he simply opted to mutilate his face, and send him off to exile on a SnipeHunt. When the object of his hunt became apparent, Ozai immediately wrested the responsibility of capturing Aang, and gave it to another officer. Both Azula and Ozai spent the better part of the series playing on his insecurities and fears, and treating him as nothing more than a tool to be used and discarded. The more implied one is Azula, though. Ozai is a piece of work, no one will dispute that. He used Azula as much as he did Zuko. A major contributing factor with her VillainousBreakdown was her realization that her father, who she thought loved and treasured her, saw her as a tool just as he did Zuko. Just a stronger and more useful one. He foisted his new-useless title on her, and headed off on his world conquering rampage with little more than a pat on her head. However, while Zuko had Ursa and Iroh to help him build a foundation, Azula had no one. Her mocking comments of how her own mother saw her as a monster rand rang hollow at the height of her breaking point, and one has to wonder how much of her behavior could have been altered if Mom would have just given her a few more hugs. Azula felt as much of a sting of parental abandonment, and in it's own way, that's almost sadder because she had no one there to pull her back.



--> '''Katara:''' You didn't really say that did you?

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--> '''Katara:''' You didn't really say that that, did you?
12th Feb '16 7:29:13 PM ShorinBJ
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** Fang choosing to die beside Roku is especially heartbreaking. Imagine in the same scene, instead of Roku and Fang, its Aang and Appa instead. Fang wasn't just a mount, he was a friend and animal companion for life, just like Appa is for Aang. The pain of those two being separated is almost too much to bear.

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** Fang choosing to die beside Roku is especially heartbreaking. Imagine in the same scene, instead of Roku and Fang, its it's Aang and Appa instead. Fang wasn't just a mount, he was a friend and animal companion for life, just like Appa is for Aang. The pain of those two being separated is almost too much to bear.
9th Feb '16 5:56:51 AM 8eat-mesa
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** Especially emotional given Zuko and Iroh have been separated for a season. We've seen just about everything they've went through, and this is pretty much the end of their character arcs, at least in relation to one another.
1st Dec '15 5:45:46 AM Beryllium
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* "Zuko Alone". [[DownerEnding Pretty much all of it.]] Especially the flashback, when you see a young Zuko, worried and panicked, asking where his mother is--to which his father doesn't make any on-screen reply. Just ''the look on Zuko's heartbroken face''. And going back to the present day and seeing Zuko being driven out of town thanklessly after taking care of the thug problem, even by the kid he ''saved'', is a true tearjerker.

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* "Zuko Alone". [[DownerEnding Pretty much all of it.]] Especially the flashback, [[{{Flashback}} flashback,]] when you see a young Zuko, worried and panicked, asking where his mother is--to which his father doesn't make any on-screen reply. Just ''the look on Zuko's heartbroken face''. And going back to the present day and seeing Zuko being [[UngratefulBastard driven out of town thanklessly after taking care of the thug problem, problem,]] even by the kid he ''saved'', is a true tearjerker.
1st Dec '15 5:41:08 AM Beryllium
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* Before his HeelFaceTurn Zuko's desperate attempts to gain the approval of his father and restore his honor in his eyes becomes ever more tragic considering the huge emphasis most Asian cultures place on filial piety. According to Confucious, "In serving his parents, a filial son reveres them in daily life; he makes them happy while he nourishes them; he takes anxious care of them in sickness; he shows great sorrow over their death; and he sacrifices to them with solemnity." Zuko sincerely believed that it was entirely his fault for being banished because he tried to defy his father by opposing the general's decision to use Fire Nation soldiers as sacrifices in the war against the Earth Kingdom. And considering how devotion to one's parents was often associated with one's devotion to the state, Zuko wasn't just defying his father, he was defying the Fire Nation itself. Is it any wonder why he had so many issues to deal with!?

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* Before his HeelFaceTurn Zuko's desperate attempts to [[WellDoneSonGuy gain the approval of his father father]] and restore his honor in his eyes becomes ever more tragic considering the huge emphasis most Asian cultures place on filial piety. According to Confucious, "In serving his parents, a filial son reveres them in daily life; he makes them happy while he nourishes them; he takes anxious care of them in sickness; he shows great sorrow over their death; and he sacrifices to them with solemnity." Zuko sincerely believed that it was entirely his fault for being banished because he tried to defy his father by opposing the general's decision to use Fire Nation soldiers as sacrifices in the war against the Earth Kingdom. And considering how devotion to one's parents was often associated with one's devotion to the state, Zuko wasn't just defying his father, he was defying the Fire Nation itself. Is it any wonder why he had so many issues to deal with!?
3rd Nov '15 6:05:58 PM AsForMyHandle
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[[caption-width-right:345:"Please, Father. I only had the Fire Nation's best interest at heart... I'm sorry I spoke out of turn! I meant you no disrespect. I am your loyal son!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:345:"Please, [[caption-width-right:345:[[labelnote:For context...]]"Please, Father. I only had the Fire Nation's best interest at heart... I'm sorry I spoke out of turn! I meant you no disrespect. I am your loyal son!"]]
son!"[[/labelnote]]]]
29th Jul '15 10:13:46 PM creader
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*** Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SQ_x5_jSVk an AMV]] someone made with a song, titled "Daughter of the Moon", based off Yue's story and [[spoiler: sacrifice thereof]].
30th Jun '15 6:58:22 AM Minni128
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***Here's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SQ_x5_jSVk an AMV]] someone made with a song, titled "Daughter of the Moon", based off Yue's story and [[spoiler: sacrifice thereof]].
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