So as it turns out the original speculation is true. Ikem is Zuko’s father not Ozai and that means that Iroh is not even Zuko’s uncle and Azula has every right to the throne over Zuko.
“Continuing on Ursa, the big reveal that is sure to be the big talking point among fans. Zuko’s biological father is actually Ikem, not Ozai.”
From this article.
What do you fans think? Does this change how you will perceive Zuko and the dynamic of the upcoming series of Korra?
ew wtf this is terrible no
i thought this was avatar, not a cliche soap opera special
part of what made zuko’s story so strong was that it showed that you dont have to like or follow your family if what theyre doing is wrong, and the contrast between azula and zukos characterization showed that good people can come from bad places
without zuko being related to ozai, it could be said that azula is evil because of her genetics, not her upbringing or that zuko was good from the start because he wasnt related to ozai.
like this was so strong because it showed that you dont have to be like your parents and just because your parents are bad people doesnt mean you have to be and ugh
this isnt supposed to be a cinderella story, this isnt about “evil stepparents” and ugh this is boring and gross
if this is true (in this comic whatever), this is going to be one of the first, if not THE first, case of “I’m totally ignoring this canon thing”
because let’s be honest
this is really demeaning to all of the hard work that went into zuko’s character
whether or not he’s your favorite, his character arc and development, along with azula’s, was fantastic, and absolutely just ugh so good
a big part of the reason why was because of the whole “good people can come from the worst families” thing
so now you’re going to send zuko on a *magical quest* to find out that *daddy is a sweetheart* and that *oh no zuko only bad people have bad parents* and *bad people breed bad people shh* *azula was only bad because her family was*
that’s such a bad message, plus contradictory to the show and
if this is actually true (like bryke approves it), i’m most likely going to totally ignore it
The idiot who wrote that review obviously didn’t understand any of the themes presented in ATLA at all. And obviously neither did the people who wrote the book. :/ Because um, WHAT ABOUT THE EPISODE “THE AVATAR AND THE FIRE LORD” WHEN IT’S REVEALED THAT ZUKO’S BLOODLINE IS BOTH ROYAL AND AVATAR ROKU’S, GIVING HIM HORRIBLE INNER CONFLICT????? IS THAT NOW NULL AND VOID????? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK???? DX