- 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.
- 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.