* MemeticBadass: [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Iroh]]; Mako himself due in part to Iroh.
* OlderThanTheyThink: His career, to those who knew him only as [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Iroh]] or [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Aku]]; they'll be surprised at his résumé. For example, the fact that he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor back in the 1960s.
* TearJerker: His last televised work (as [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Iroh]]) was a big one.
** Also a tearjerker is that Mako died midway through the show. What do the creators of the show do? Not only to they devote an episode to his memory, but they name a main character after him in the sequel series.
** Seeing Aku in the DarkerAndEdgier fifth season of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is also a huge one. The very first scene in which he finally appears is a meta-heavy dialogue about the "old" Aku being gone, and the "new" Aku not being quite the same as how he used to be.
** [[spoiler: Hearing his most famous dialogue as Aku one last time in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', and being given a special PosthumousCredit.]]