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- Heartwarming Moments: Whenever Katara, Sokka, and Zuko play as children.
- In an odd way, the effort Iroh puts into bringing Zuko home. While Iroh is clearly misguided, it's equally clear that he believes he is trying to rescue his nephew, and this task is the first thing to give him purpose since his son's death. It may be an AU, but Iroh cares about his nephew as much as he did in canon.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Zuko favors using preexisting fire sources. In the story, this is just an aspect of his heavily waterbending-influenced bending style. But consider the way firebending works in the movie.
- Jerkass Woobie: Fire Lord Azulon, of all people. He's a bastard to Ozai, though the man deserves it, and is dismissive about Azula, who he thinks is his last surviving grandchild. But the centenarian Fire Lord is going senile, not even able to make it through one war meeting without losing track of his thoughts. Compounded when he is killed shortly after he found out that Ozai had the guards' loyalties. Of course, shortly before that he was berating Ozai for being unable to successfully kill Zuko
- Nightmare Fuel:
- Half-remembered memories of Azula are this for Zuko. It remains to be seen if Azula actually deserves his fear and loathing for whatever happened in the past. But then again, this is Azula we're talking about.
- The Northern Water Tribe is conquered by the Fire Nation, Aang is badly hurt and the Water siblings have to flee while leaving Zuko behind. On Zuko's side, he's imprisoned by the man who stalked him since the South Pole and intends to "cure" him from the Water Tribe's "brainwashing".
- Ozai finally decides to kill his father and crown himself Fire Lord. It doesn't bode well for Iroh and Zuko...