YMMV / Mako

  • Memetic Badass: Iroh; Mako himself due in part to Iroh.
  • Older Than They Think: His career, to those who knew him only as Iroh or 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.
  • Tear Jerker: His last televised work (as 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 Darker and Edgier fifth season of Samurai Jack 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.
    • Hearing his most famous dialogue as Aku one last time in the Grand Finale of Samurai Jack, and being given a special Posthumous Credit.