Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the greatest animated series of all time. Spanning over three seasons and 61 episodes, Avatar: The Last Airbender was developed into a movie as well as a Netflix series. With brilliant writing, great animation, and a variety of characters- the animated series premiered on Nickelodeon in February 2005. Amongst all the characters, Fire Lord Ozai’s daughter Azula is one of the most significant characters in the series.

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Aang, Katara and Sokka in Avatar: The Last Airbender

However, firebender Azula’s character arc was almost ruined by Avatar: The Last Airbender writers with the addition of an unnecessary romantic plot.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Almost Ruined Fire Princess Azula With A Romantic Plot

Daughter of the heartless Fire Lord Ozai, Azula is a powerhouse of a bender and assassin. The fearsome fire bender replicates her father’s persona as the cold-hearted Avatar in the widely watched animated series. However, it’s impossible to think that Azula might get romantically involved with someone in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series.

Still, the creators and writers stumbled upon this idea by the end of the third season. According to Screenrant, Azula could have had an arranged marriage. Based on one of the subplots of the final season, the brilliant Firebender was being set up for an arranged marriage. However, unfortunately, the writers believed that there wasn’t enough meat to the story and went on to scrap the idea.

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Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender

However, Chan is the only character who could have been a good match for Azula. The fire-bending princess showed interest in Chan during his beach party. They kiss and Azula even mentioned that they could be one of the most powerful in the world. Azula’s blue fire frightens Chan and he sheepishly goes back to his home, leaving her alone and disappointed.

Actor Elizabeth Yu is playing the character of Azula in the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. 

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 Daniel Dae Kim Took Inspiration from Real Politics To Play The Character Of Fire Lord Ozai

Daniel Dae Kim plays the character of the tyrannical fire lord Ozai in the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. According to the actor and producer, he is playing such a villainous character for the first time. During an interview with Radio Times.com. Daniel Dae Kim spoke about what inspired him to play the heartless Fire Lord. The American actor confessed that he took inspiration from the real world. He said-

 “What was really interesting to me about Ozai was a couple of things. One was his role as a father. As one myself, and as someone who has tried to guide two children – two boys, in fact – the choices that Ozai made were the start for me in exploring the character. What were his intentions? Where did they go wrong? What does he want for this character? What, in the end, does he really want from Zuko?”

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Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender

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While talking about the character of the Fire Lord, he further added-

 “I started there and I also explored his own sense of ambition – why does he want to throw this world out of harmony? Why does he want to throw it out of balance so much? What is the source of this desire to conquer the entire world? I looked to our politicians and our political situation to start that exploration.”

The second and third seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender have already been announced. With an IMDb rating of 7.3 out of 10, Avatar: The Last Airbender is amongst the top 10 shows on  Netflix.

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