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* PoorCommunicationKills: The Gaang never bothered to tell Zuko they planned to wait until after the comet to move on Ozai. Zuko made the assumption the Gaang had a plan to deal with his father during the comet instead of mentioning the genocide plan the guy had in mind, not knowing the group was intending to wait for it to pass.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: The Gaang never bothered to tell Zuko they planned to wait until after the comet Comet to move on Ozai. Zuko made the assumption the Gaang had a plan to deal with his father during the comet Comet instead of mentioning the genocide plan the guy had in mind, not knowing the group was intending to wait for it to pass.



** Another goes out to the Fire Nation, who are forced to resort to burning down the Earth Kingdom when they learn that in spite of Ba Sing Se's capture, the Earthbenders remain a serious threat and have forced the Fire Nation on the defensive in the lands they occupied. One of Ozai's generals admits that their army simply is not enough to maintain control of the sheer enormity of the Earth Kingdom continent, and insists on sending the domestic army there before they decide on the comet instead.
** Aang's internal conflict is this. He knew that he would have to face the Fire Lord; but it never really occurred to him that he might have to resort to taking the man's life; something that not only goes against everything he believed in as an air nomad; but as a young boy who shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of taking another man's life, despotic as Ozai is. The severity of the conflict has finally hit home for Aang and he really does not want to kill.

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** Another goes out to the Fire Nation, who are forced to resort to burning down the Earth Kingdom when they learn that in spite of Ba Sing Se's capture, the Earthbenders remain a serious threat and have forced the Fire Nation on the defensive in the lands they occupied. One of Ozai's generals admits that their army simply is not enough to maintain control of the sheer enormity of the Earth Kingdom continent, and insists on sending the domestic army there before they decide on the comet Comet instead.
** Aang's internal conflict is this. He knew that he would have to face the Fire Lord; but it never really occurred to him that he might have to resort to taking the man's life; something that not only goes against everything he believed in as an air nomad; Air Nomad; but as a young boy who shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of taking another man's life, despotic as Ozai is. The severity of the conflict has finally hit home for Aang and he really does not want to kill.



* TerribleArtist: Only with sand sculptures instead of drawings. While Aang can make a pretty decent Appa and Toph can make an amazing miniature Ba Sing Se (complete with miniature Earth King and Basco), Sokka's attempt at sculpting Suki ends up looking more like a weird anemone than a human face. Suki still thinks it's sweet, though.

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* TerribleArtist: Only with sand sculptures instead of drawings. While Aang can make a pretty decent Appa Appa, and Toph can make an amazing miniature Ba Sing Se (complete with miniature Earth King and Basco), Sokka's attempt at sculpting Suki ends up looking more like a weird anemone than a human face. Suki still thinks it's sweet, though.



* WhamEpisode: Aang learns about Fire Lord Ozai's plans to destroy Ba Sing Se. Aang disappears and finds himself on a mysterious island.

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* WhamEpisode: Aang learns about Fire Lord Ozai's plans to destroy Ba Sing Se. the Earth Kingdom. Aang also disappears and finds himself on a mysterious island.

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* KickedUpstairs: Azula of all people is hit with this trope upon her father's coronation as Phoenix King; he rewards her with the position of Fire Lord in his stead, a position long coveted by her ever since Zuko's banishment, but her title now means squat in the face of Ozai's new regime.

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** Finally there is Azula's relationship with her father, who treats her no better than Zuko after having learned she had defied him by attempting to credit Zuko with the Avatar's death, despite knowing full well that he was still alive. He is quick to eject her from the imminent assault upon the Earth Kingdom, and Azula completely falls apart as she realizes that she is just another asset to his global conquest and seen as unworthy of his affection or trust. Devastated, she tries to object and is coldly silenced for it. Ozai tries to make her now-worthless promotion to Fire Lord sound like a reward to appease her, but the damage has already been done.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Azula may be cruel, cunning and even psychopathic. But when Ozai tells her he's not bringing her along to the Earth Kingdom genocide, she calls him out on treating her (his [[UndyingLoyalty loyal]] daughter) as unceremoniously as he would treat [[TheUnfavorite Zuko]].


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** What's more, when Azula angrily [[BreakThemByTalking reasons]] he should take her along, Ozai essentially tells her to shut up, and she does just that. Ozai is no one to trifle with if he can silence his relatively talkative daughter into submission.

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''[[caption-width-right:333:Ozai crowns himself ruler of the world.]]''


* WhamEpisode: Aang learns about Fire Lord Ozai's plans to destroy Ba Sing Se and fight the Fire Lord. Aang disappears and finds himself on a mysterious island.

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* WhamEpisode: Aang learns about Fire Lord Ozai's plans to destroy Ba Sing Se and fight the Fire Lord.Se. Aang disappears and finds himself on a mysterious island.

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* NotSoDifferent: As soon as Ozai denies Azula her right to take part in the attack on the Earth Kingdom that she had earlier suggested to begin with, she completely loses it and accuses him of treating her exactly like Zuko.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Azula completely loses all of her cold composure when Ozai informs her that she is not to take part in the destruction of the Earth Kingdom, just days after her betrayal by both Ty Lee and Mai. Azula sounds absolutely hurt when protesting his decision, to the point where you can hear her voice ''breaking'' as she demands he reconsider. And that's only the beginning of what befalls her after all efforts to impress her father have apparently failed.

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* FinalSolution: Ozai's plan for the Earth Kingdom.


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** Ozai's plan to [[FinalSolution burn the Earth Kingdom to the ground]] with the power of Sozin's Comet directly draws inspiration from the genocide of the Air Nomads under Fire Lord Sozin a century earlier.

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* HistoryRepeats: As we see in the flashback, Zuko found himself in the same scenario he was in about 3 years ago; at a war meeting with his father and generals, except this time he was needed first and foremost. Zuko hears of a horrible plan he wanted to speak out against, but remembered how badly that went last time.

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** Aang's internal conflict is this. He knew that he would have to face the Fire Lord; but it never really occurred to him that he might have to resort to taking the man's life; something that not only goes against everything he believed in as an air nomad; but as a young boy who shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of taking another man's life, despotic as Ozai is. The severity of the conflict has finally hit home for Aang and he really does not want to kill.


* KickTheDog: A case where Ozai passes it off as a PetTheDog moment. Azula, who has been [[DaddysLittleVillain nothing but loyal to Ozai]] is finally rewarded for it by being appointed Fire Lord...just as Ozai proceeds to make that title useless and redundant by crowning himself Phoenix King, supreme ruler of the world.

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* KickTheDog: A case where Ozai passes it off as a PetTheDog moment. Azula, who has been [[DaddysLittleVillain nothing but loyal to Ozai]] is finally rewarded for it by being appointed Fire Lord...just as Ozai proceeds to make that title useless and redundant by crowning himself Phoenix King, supreme ruler of the world. Arguably, the title degradation had nothing to do with it; but rather the fact that despite all of her hard work and sacrifice, Azula was not loved by her father and just as easily thrown out as Zuko was the real slight.


-->"I'm sorry, but it just didn't feel right. I didn't feel like myself."

The episode opens with Aang practicing Firebending with Zuko until Katara leads the gang down to the beach for a break. They try to ignore their problems and have a good time, only for Zuko to start attacking Aang. He chases the Avatar from the beach, up a hill, and into the beach house, only for Aang to get mad and blow Zuko out a window. Beaten, Zuko explains that he attacked Aang to get him ready for his fight with the Fire Lord in three days, since that's when Sozin's Comet will arrive. After hearing from the others that they planned to fight the Fire Lord after the Comet had left, Zuko informs them that the Fire Lord intends to use the power from Sozin's Comet to burn down the entire Earth Kingdom. Horrified, Aang questions himself, but is quickly reassured by the solidarity of his friends.

Some time later, Zuko begins to instruct Aang on how to redirect lightning, a lethal technique. It becomes clear that if Aang wants to survive the Fire Lord's lightning, he'll have to shoot it back and kill him. Aang says that he'll be willing to kill, but he seems very downcast as he says it.

A few hours later, the entire team practices an assault on the Fire Lord. Everything goes well until Aang refuses to strike the dummy standing in for the Fire Lord, unwilling to kill even the proxy of a human. At nighttime, Katara unwittingly shows the gang a baby picture of the Fire Lord, giving Aang more reason not to kill him. Sokka tries to crack a joke about it, but it only makes Aang upset and he leaves. While meditating to calm his nerves, a mysterious island appears by the coast, accompanied by chanting that seems to pull Aang into a trance that pulls him towards the island, with Momo following him.

The next morning, the rest of the gang is about ready to leave, when they notice Aang is nowhere to be seen. They search the house, the coast, and the nearby town, but they find no sign of him anywhere... or of the mysterious island the audience saw. With only two days until Sozin's Comet, Zuko takes charge and leads Team Avatar to the Earth Kingdom to get an expert's opinion on the Avatar's location.

The view changes to show the harbor plaza at the Fire Nation capital. The Fire Lord, standing in front of a massive army of Fire Nation soldiers, informs Princess Azula that he will personally lead the assault on the Earth Kingdom. From this day forth, Azula will be the Fire Lord, while Ozai will rebuild the Earth Kingdom from its ashes as the newly crowned ruler of the world, the first Phoenix King.

Cut to Zuko leading the gang into an Earth Kingdom bar, where they find June, the bounty hunter from "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderBatoOfTheWaterTribe Bato of the Water Tribe]]." Zuko explains that June's shirshu can track Aang's scent anywhere in the world, saying "It's the one shot we have of finding him."

Meanwhile, Aang and Momo are asleep in a forest. Aang stirs and begins to wake up. He breaks off in surprise as he sees he's on a forest island, which is now in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight.

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A few hours later, the entire team practices an assault on the Fire Lord. Everything goes well until Aang refuses to strike the dummy standing in for the Fire Lord, unwilling to kill even the proxy of a human. At nighttime, Katara unwittingly shows the gang a baby picture of the Fire Lord, giving Aang more reason not to kill him. Sokka tries to crack a joke about it, but it only makes Aang upset and he leaves. While meditating to calm his nerves,
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The view changes to show the harbor plaza at the Fire Nation capital. The Fire Lord, standing in front of a massive army of Fire Nation soldiers, informs Princess
Azula that he will personally lead the assault on the Earth Kingdom. From this day forth, Azula will be the Fire Lord, while Ozai will rebuild the Earth Kingdom from its ashes as the newly crowned and declares himself "Phoenix King", ruler of the world, the first Phoenix King.

Cut to Zuko leading the gang into an Earth Kingdom bar, where they find June, the bounty hunter from "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderBatoOfTheWaterTribe Bato of the Water Tribe]]." Zuko explains that June's shirshu can track Aang's scent anywhere in the world, saying "It's the one shot we have of finding him."

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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: When Katara found the picture of a toddler playing on the beach while hiding out in Zuko's old summer home, Suki, Toph, Katara and Sokka assume that this boy is Zuko and tease him about this. But much to their dismay, Zuko corrects them, stating that the kid in this picture is actually ''[[BigBad Ozai]]'', leaving them confused and horrified as to how this sweet and innocent-looking child would one day become the tyrannical monster and unhinged brute they're now up against.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: Katara finds a baby picture of Ozai.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: When Katara finds a baby found the picture of Ozai.a toddler playing on the beach while hiding out in Zuko's old summer home, Suki, Toph, Katara and Sokka assume that this boy is Zuko and tease him about this. But much to their dismay, Zuko corrects them, stating that the kid in this picture is actually ''[[BigBad Ozai]]'', leaving them confused and horrified as to how this sweet and innocent-looking child would one day become the tyrannical monster and unhinged brute they're now up against.


* ApathyKilledTheCat: The Gaang never bothered to tell Zuko they planned to wait until after the comet to move on Ozai. Zuko made the assumption the Gaang had a plan to deal with his father during the comet instead of mentioning the genocide plan the guy had in mind, not knowing the group was intending to wait for it to pass.



* PoorCommunicationKills: You should have mentioned that your father was going to go burn down the Earth Kingdom immediately once the comet appears, Zuko. And y'all could've kept Zuko in the loop, everyone else in the Gaang.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: You should have mentioned that your father was going The Gaang never bothered to go burn down the Earth Kingdom immediately once tell Zuko they planned to wait until after the comet appears, Zuko. And y'all could've kept to move on Ozai. Zuko in made the loop, everyone else in assumption the Gaang.Gaang had a plan to deal with his father during the comet instead of mentioning the genocide plan the guy had in mind, not knowing the group was intending to wait for it to pass.

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** Another goes out to the Fire Nation, who are forced to resort to burning down the Earth Kingdom when they learn that in spite of Ba Sing Se's capture, the Earthbenders remain a serious threat and have forced the Fire Nation on the defensive in the lands they occupied. One of Ozai's generals admits that their army simply is not enough to maintain control of the sheer enormity of the Earth Kingdom continent, and insists on sending the domestic army there before they decide on the comet instead.

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