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The Best Redemption Arc in Television History, Examined: Prince Zuko’s story in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is a master class in character development. And it gets even better in the comics.
I’m Still Not Over Zuko’s Redemption Arc On “Avatar: The Last Airbender”: Talk about great character development.
My botty best at summarizing from Wikipedia: Prince Zuko is a fictional character in the animated series Avatar: the last airbender . created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the character is voiced by Dante Bas Zuko is the primary antagonist to the Avatar in Book One . he sympathizes with oppressed peoples and joins the avatar to restore peace . his name was listed on a in “Tales of Ba Sing Se”, his name was written as “” (s kè) on his segment’s title card . the art of controlling and manipulating an element is called “bending” in Zuko’s uncle joined him as a companion and tutor . he cuts off his ponytail in the season premiere and allows his hair to grow back . in Book 1, he has a shaved head Zuko has a muscular physique in Book One, but becomes thinner as the series progresses . he regains weight in Book Three before regaining weight in Legend of Korra . the elderly Zuk Dev Patel voices him in the video game adaptation of the movie . Bruce Davison voices Zuko in The Legend of Korra as Fire Lord of the Fire Nation . Zuko returns to the Fire Nation after the battle with his father during the solar eclipse . he decides trying to regain honor, as a substitute for love, was worthless and a waste of time . Zu Zuko competes in his quest against Zhao, an ambitious Fire Nation admiral . he rescues Aang from Zhao’s fortress to prevent Zhao from accomplishing his goal . during the invasion of the Northern Water Tri Zuko encounters Zhao and attacks in an act of revenge, but the Ocean Spirit abducts Zhao . Ozai thereafter assigns Zula’s younger sister Azula to seize Zulo and Ir Zuko and Iroh arrive at the walled city of Ba Sing Se . Jet accuses them of being firebenders, but is arrested after he attacks azuko . Zu Iroh convinces Zuko to abandon his quest and let Appa go . Azula infiltrates the city to stage a coup and arranges a trap . captured and placed in Crystal Cat Zuko hires an assassin to ensure Aang’s death to cover up Azula’s lie . zuko suspects that Aang survived . he catalyzes his father’ Zuko helps defeat the assassin he had previously set on their track . he also travels with Aang to the sun temple to meet the last dragons . when they are judged by the dragons Zuko helps Sokka free Suki and Hakoda from the Boiling Rock prison . he helps Katara find her mother’s killer . after finding out Aang intends to fight Oza Zuko duels Azula for the throne at the Fire Nation capital with Katara . Katara defeats Zulo and heals him . after aang wins the war, he becomes the one year later, Zuko is working with the other nations to return captured colonial lands to the Earth Kingdom . Kori Morishita attempts to assassinate Zuk retaliation for Zuko is forced to lead troops to Yu Dao to protect the Fire Nation civilians . Katara convinces the Earth King that the colonies are neither Fire Nation nor Earth Kingdom . peace is restored and the two reest Azula has access to letters written by Ursa to Ikem, hidden away by Ozai . later, Zuko finds a note Azul lied to Urse and told her he had I Ursa returned to her hometown and found Ikem still alive but with a new face and name . she decides to have her memories of her children erased because she cannot bear the pain of having been separated from them a prophecy is foretold that Zuko must be dethroned immediately or annihilation will befall the country . a group of creatures known as the Kemurikage begin Zuko abdicates his position as Fire Lord in favor of his daughter, Izumi . he travels the world, usually on his dragon Druk, as an ambassador for peace . the creators of the series his grandson Iroh serves as a general of the United Forces alongside Aang’s eldest son, Bumi . he worked alongside sokka, Tenzin and Korra’s father Zuko is depicted throughout the series as both powerful and skillful in firebending . he expresses concerns about the lingering threat of the Red Lotus . his chief education in this is derived from his firebending represents the element of power, and is categorized as the most aggressive of the “four bending arts” breathing exercises are one of the most critical first steps for beginning firebenders . poor breath control means dangerously poor firebending involves “external styles” that prioritize one’s legwork . it emphasizes “kicking over hand fighting” the highly technical kicking strikes are meant to “extend as far as possible” without compromising balance Zuko’s interpretation of firebending uses long, aggressive techniques that explode and drive through the opponent . he also uses quick, successive attacks that utilize momentary bursts of extreme “explosive” power . Zuko has abnormal hearing and is naturally gifted at playing the Tsungi horn . he is considered by many to have one of the best redemption arcs in tv and animation history . his reunion with Dante Basco received praise for his portrayal of the character .