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So I was lectura a post on tumblr that got me thinking. Basic gist is that someone dicho Azula couldn’t do anything on her own. My initial thought was to dispute that but then I kind of thought about it and realized this person was kind of right. But not just about Azula. After really thinking about it I realized that none of the characters really can! Hear me out guys; I’m not saying that the avatar characters are useless on their own, but they are so much stronger when they have others to help them out. In fact I’d like to argue that this is an intended theme in Avatar. Like these characters are strong por their lonesomes. But goodness they are so much stronger together. Not only are all of the avatar characters are at their best when they are with friends and enamorados but I would like to say that they are all at their worst when they are alone. From start to finish it was pretty clear that these characters were never meant to accomplish anything huge totally on their own. And no, this isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact I think it’s kind of amazing. There are so many shows and cine that feature characters doing everything unassisted and the main character defeating the bad guys on their own, but in avatar we have many characters who know they are at their best when with others. And it really works because avatar is about a war and war isn’t something that one person can be in alone, no matter how far the person is from the front lines.

So lets get started shall we? Zuko, Aang, and Azula are my biggest examples of this. So I’ll start with Aang because his solitude had the most profound affect on the world of Avatar. One of the biggest catastrophes happened because Aang ran away. He found out that he was the avatar and instead of relying on the monks and his other friends for support he took off on his own and found himself trapped in the iceberg. Because of this the war had a chance to get awful.

In fact, all of Aang’s worst mistakes seem to have been when he chose to try to face things alone. The only exception being his parts during the comment, but even then his friends were helping from afar. Times like when he ran away during the awakening; he ran off to go fight the fuego Nation alone in the middle of a storm. This only left him helpless and venerable and feeling más useless and ashamed than he had before. He didn’t really have an ounce of fight left in him and barely weathered the storm por his lonesome. por the end of the episode, the rest of the gaang are por his side again and pull him into a group hug. Thus a tone of hope is set once again.

There was also that that time in season one when he thought Sokka and Katara would leave him if they found their father. I believe that this episode was ‘Bato of the Watertribe’. For much of the episode when Katara and Sokka were interacting with Bato, Aang felt alone and jealous. This prompts him to hide information about Hakoda’s rendezvous point, further isolating him. The más alone Aang felt the weaker he was. He ended up getting cornered por June, Iroh, and Zuko alone for a little bit. He almost lost, if I recall correctly, and was saved por the surprise appearance of Katara and Sokka.

Aang also had the opportunity to work with Zuko early on. I’m talking about The Blue Spirit. Aang probably wouldn’t have made it out of Zhao’s grasp without Zuko. Which is pretty wild because the mostrar is displaying that even working with an foe to defeat a common enemy is más effective than barging into a fight alone.

So speaking of Zuko: of all of the characters he seemed to have had the most alone time. But even season one Zuko always had help from Iroh and the closer he was to true solitude the worse he got. Zuko was arguably at his weakest when he división, split ways with Iroh, even then his uncle was tailing not too far behind him. So let’s just start with Zuko alone. Obviously we see that he’s capable of handling himself, but he’s having a much rougher time; he went hungry más often and got angry más quickly. Iroh wasn’t there to keep his anger in check.

The Chase is another good example. For most of it, Iroh was not with him. When he went up against Azula and Aang I’m wanting to say that he lost quicker than he ever had–and not just because he was fighting two people at once. In general he was actuación far más impulsively than he would have normally. Without guidance from Iroh he was very lost. Like all of the other characters, he needs companionship to be at his best.

This is shown again in that episode where Zuko is trying to registrarse Team Avatar. He was very alone and very awkward.The longer he spent alone the más frustrated he seemed to get. Zuko only started to become his best person after he found himself a whole group of people who cared about him.

Zuko is amazing for proving how important friendship is in getting things accomplished because he has worked on so many teams. Like about that episode where he teamed up with the Freedom Fighters. Allied with the group he was able to get himself, Iroh, and others better comida than the gruel they had initially been forced to eat while traveling to Ba Sing Se. On his own he probably wouldn’t have been able to do so.

Hell he even worked better with Azula than he did on his own. When the two of them fought together in Crossroads of Destiny he was kicking major ass. Point is, no matter who he is working with, Zuko is always much better at what he does when he is working with another person over working solo.

Now that Azula has been brought up let’s talk about her. Because she has perhaps one of the most interesting connections to this theme, and in a very different way than Zuko. What the two have in common is that (surprise!) Azula is also at her best when she has people to help her out. Just like all of the other characters Azula can definitely handle herself on her own. Azula was totally on her own in The Chase so I feel like it’s objectively wrong to say that she can’t do anything por herself. That whole fight was she por her lonesome and she was kicking culo up until she found herself crazily out numbered. She worked mostly solo (with some help from the Dai Li) in día of Black Sun. Eventually though she was totally on her own and she still won that battle.

But lets back up again; she still had the Dai Li. If they weren’t there, she probably wouldn’t have gotten as far. In general Azula has these huge elaborate plans that a single person cannot possibly hope to execute alone. Azula is well aware that she needs support; she was the one who confessed to needing Zuko in the Crossroads episode. And por God, were they a force to reckon with!

Just like Zuko, Azula is willing to work with people she doesn’t like, people like Long Feng. To a point she needed him. Without his support and the Dai Li he controlled, her plan would never work. Bonus; Long Feng is another character who can’t do things alone–he realized that he needed help from Azula just as much as she needed his assistance.

Azula is also the one who outright vocalizes that, “if I want to catch my prey, I must be agile, nimble. I need a small, elite team. It’s time to visit some old friends.” And thus Mai and TyLee come into the picture. It took until typing this to realize that one of Azula’s biggest (and most overlooked) strengths is that she realizes that she needs help, which was something that season 1 & 2 Zuko didn’t and it really hurt him.

Azula relied a lot on Mai and TyLee and they relied on her as well. The Drill and The Chase demonstrate this pretty well. So lets start with The Chase; for the first half of the episode all three were fighting very closely together–literally side por side. They were dominating it at that point. Though they put up quite a fight, Mai and TyLee lost their battle to Sokka and Katara after splitting up. Naturally this left Azula alone; as mentioned before she was just as hard to defeat as her friends but when it came down to it, she had to surrender. Now imagine if Mai and TyLee had been there and the playing field were más level.

And then tu have the Drill. This was probably one of Azula’s harshest defeats (save for the final agni kai). The missing link was Mai. TyLee was all alone and unable to handle Sokka, Katara, and Toph. Between the fact that Katara had más support and teamwork on her side and the fact that TyLee was alone, she was pretty easy to handle. Azula fared better but it was más of a one on one. In the end, having no assistance she ended up losing despite a pretty tough fight. Have another bonus: Aang wasn’t completely alone during that battle, he had help from Momo! While that sounds silly, Momo was the one who flew him back atop the drill after Azula slid into him and knocked them both off. Momo carrying him back to the parte superior, arriba was what gave him the time to deliver the final blow–Azula was still climbing whilst he did that. Like Momo is the reason he beat Azula to the parte superior, arriba of the drill. Literally even animal companionship is más effective than going solo in the Avatarverse.

Where as in Omashu Azula, Mai, and TyLee made much más progress. The trio was all together and they came much closer to capturing Aang than they had in the other two episodes. They were also working together in Ba Sing Se; this is what led to its downfall. Not just Azula alone, but Azula with help from Mai and TyLee. While Azula was the one with the master plan and doing most of the work she needed Mai and TyLee to spring the trap in the first place…and to keep Katara at bahía when she made an appearance.

So then we get to the Boiling Rock. Things where actually going pretty well for Azula in the beginning. She, Mai, and TyLee were fending off Team avatar rather expertly. It wasn’t until Mai turned on Azula that things went south. Which is where lack of companionship comes in. Among other things, her lack of support and friendships were part of why Azula fell so far back in the end. She had zero companions nor support. Again, Azula can accomplish a lot por herself, she’s a strong character. But she took a huge blow in losing people to help her out. Remember when I dicho that one of Azula’s biggest strengths was knowing when she needed other people? She completely loses this during Sozin’s Comet. In this episode she decides that she’s a strong independent firebender who ain’t need no help. Not only did she sever her connection to Mai and TyLee but she rid herself of the support the Dai Li provided as well as that of the twins and even her servants. She literally had no one standing por to step in if things took a bad turn. And the took a bad turn alright. Had she not banished her guard personal Zuko and Katara probably could have been stopped before they started.

What drives really drives the point inicial is just the whole dynamic of the fight. It was a one on one and both were pretty evenly matched to begin with. But in the end Zuko fell. Which is where friendship comes in. Unlike Azula, he was never truly alone during that fight. If worse came to worst (and it did) Katara was willing to step in. Ultimately, the fact that Zuko had Katara were together is what led them to victory. What’s wilder is that (however minor) this is another way he and Azula swapped roles. Zuko admitted that he needed help to defeat Azula; legit when Azula decided that she didn’t need other people, Zuko realized that he did!

So lets take it a bit further and look at The Search. This is another instance where Zuko and Azula realized they needed each other and ended up working together. Zuko needed Azula for information and she needed him for physical freedom. While they were lectura the same book, they clearly weren’t on the same page. Zuko accomplished his goal of finding his mother because he had the gaang on his side. Once again, Azula was alone so she didn’t fare that well.

Azula didn’t start to get it together until Smoke and Shadow. What’s different about S&S? She had friends (or at least a team) again. She found the Kemurikage. Together these ladies terrorized the town and Azula had her first victory in awhile. Not only that, but she was in a much better place mentally–probably because she found people like her that she could connect with.

I won’t just leave it at Azula though. Mai displays this need for people. Arguably her strongest moment happened during the Boiling Rock. Her companionship with Zuko pushed her to act and TyLee helped her get through the encounter. Even a más minor character like Mai serves to highlight how important companionship is in Avatar.

And how about Toph? I can’t leave her out because she had the most in your face example of this. Teamwork > solor is literally a huge theme for bryke; they make a point of explicitly saying that people don’t have to fight alone and they do this with Toph and Iroh.

“Toph: I know what you’re thinking … I look like I can’t handle being por myself.
Iroh: I wasn’t thinking that.
Toph: tu wouldn’t even let me pour my own cup of tea!
Iroh: I poured your té because I wanted to and for no other reason.
Toph: People see me and think I’m weak. They want to take care of me, but I can take care of myself, por myself.
Iroh: tu sound like my nephew, always thinking tu need to do things on your own, without anyone’s support. There is nothing wrong with letting the people who amor tu help you. Not that I amor you, I just met you.
Toph: So where is your nephew?
Iroh: I’ve been tracking him actually.
Toph: Is he lost?
Iroh: Yes, a little bit. His life has recently changed and he’s going through very difficult times. He’s trying to figure out who he is and he went away.
Toph: So now you’re following him.
Iroh: I know he doesn’t want me around him right now, but if he needs me, I’ll be there.”




I had to post all of the dialog because pretty much all of it is important. It starts out with Toph wanting to do everything por herself and Iroh quickly telling her that she doesn’t have to. “Always thinking tu need to do things on your own, without anyone’s support. There is nothing wrong with letting the people who amor tu help you.” Is probably the most crucial quote regarding the companionship theme. It really doesn’t get any clearer than that. This is kind of why when I saw the comentario on how Azula can’t do things alone I started dwelling on it. Because Iroh is right; though a character like Azula can do things on her own; she doesn’t have to and shouldn’t have to. I think that this moment is where admitting when tu need a shoulder to cry on becomes such a big theme.

My final main example is the entire episode ‘Great Divide’. I know you’re all probably laughing because this one is filler™ but it really does demonstrate how important working together is. The whole time those two groups (I can’t remember their names at the moment) were feuding it up and this only served to set them back. It was only when they came together and started to depend on each other that they made it out of the canyon.

So looping it back to the original statement that prompted this speculation. I don’t think that Azula was any less capable than the other characters at all. Sure there is a lot she couldn’t do on her own. But she did accomplish a lot por her lonesome. All of the characters have. One of the huge themes of avatar is that tu don’t have to go into things on your own and that teamwork (cliche as that is) accomplishes much más than a one man army. This is why Azula crumbled in the end; because she pushed everyone away and was forced to take on things that would break the most independent person. Things no one should have to handle alone. While she has done a lot single handedly, she’s no different than the other characters in that she was at her best when she had people to rely on.
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Yuna Chapter 1
Three days earlier
Yuna was sitting on a ball of air as she was watching the rest of the nomads practice Airbending. Aang caught her staring at him and he smiled at her who widens her smile then they giggled at each other. Aang left the lesson and headed towards her but she ran off to a más hidden area in the western air temple but the teacher didn’t mind that Aang had left. Aang found her near an old stone door way. It use to be a room but ever since it got knocked down the children play there.
"Do tu want to play a game with me" Aang asked. Yuna nodded as she was shy around...
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Cast: Spiderman/peter parker-Zuko Sandman-Aang MJ-Katara Venom-Sokka Toph-? Harry-?
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Yue sat there, holding Zuko's freezing hand with her warm ,gentle glove. Tears had begun to slip down her face when they turned to ice. She waterbended the ice to evaportate so ice woulding be stuck to her constantly. She pointed 2 fingers at the icey fireplace and out came blue fire! Yue was able to bend water and fire. From childhoos she was considered a prodigy. She let go of his hand and sat por the fuego place to warm her gentle, soft hands, but she lost consontration when she heard as if someone was awakening. She whipped around to see Zuko standing, still injured from protecting her. They...
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School the siguiente día was más than I expected. Micheal oddly always wanted to be around me. I was fine with that though. He's basically one of my best friends now. Him,Zach, and Tenzin hang out ALL the time at home. I practically see him 24 hours a day. Thats OK though, because I think Kayla has a crush on him.

I walked into my 4th period science class. The weird aroma of chemicals and explosions filled the room. Micheal and a punk girl sat at the back wearing safety goggles and laughing hysterically. I went and sat at my table.

As soon as the tardy campana rang Kayla and Tenzin walked in. Tenzin...
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As I walked to history I passed plenty of kids that could've been benders. Mostly people were just staring at my hair. I felt different from everyone, cause techniquely I was. Once inside Mr. Mooney class on the segundo floor of school I was completely surprised to see the muro were covered with traditional fuego nation, air nomad, water tribe, and earth kingdom clothing. My mouth was open like a cave. "Class," Mr. Mooney started "This Michael, Epsilon, Aang, Zuko," As I sat down siguiente to a tall boy with dirty blonde hair like mine but...
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Toph juped up from the patch of ground she was lying on with a start," Guys..."when no one answered she shouted "guys get up there a large group of people coming this way!" Aang, Sukki and katara junped up and prepared for a fight but Sokka just lay there, veryone lokked at him thinking if he had finnally went death with his on woice but eventuallly he spoke," So what it doesnt mean they are going to attack us, i maen come on we won, the wars over," he finished por falling back asleep. The rest of the gang stoog sharp looking at the place Toph pointed. Waiting in silence.
"Theyve stopped!" Toph...
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Chapter four: Waking up in a hospital

After the fight, I don't remember much. I do remember being asleep. I was in the middle of a very weird dream.

In the dream, I was meditating in a red robe, and siguiente to me was a man just like the man in the painting at Toph's house. It was Aang, meditating with me. A flying lemur/monkey thing jumped onto my shoulder and I woke from the meditation. Aang did as well. Aang spoke to me, saying to look into the forest which we were in. I saw millions of Asian people in robes. Some had blue arrows on their heads. Some wore fuego nation clothing. Aang explained that...
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