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Zuko (Character)
from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2005)

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"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Firebending Masters (#3.13)" (2008)
[Aang and Zuko are still trapped in the chamber by the green sticky goo]
Aang: You *had* to pick up the glowing egg. Didn't you?
Prince Zuko: At least I made something happen. If it were up to you, we'd never made it past the courtyard!
Aang: Heeelllppp!
Prince Zuko: Who are you yelling to? Nobody's lived for centuries.
Aang: Well, what do you think we should do?
Prince Zuko: Think about our place in the Universe?

Prince Zuko: Wait. It's a celestial calender. Just like the Fire Sages have in their temples. I bet that sun stone opens the door, but only when the sunlight hits it at just the right angle... on the solstice.
Aang: Monkey feathers! The Solstice again? We can't wait here that long!

[first lines]
Prince Zuko: I know you're nervous, but remember, firebending in and of itself is *not* something to fear.
Aang: [sighs] Okay, not something to fear.
Prince Zuko: But if you don't respect it, it'll chew you up and spit you out like an angry kimodo rhino! Now show me what you've got. Any amount of fire you can make

Prince Zuko: Listen, everybody, I've got some pretty bad news. I've lost my stuff.
Toph: Don't look at me. I didn't touch your stuff.
Prince Zuko: I'm talking about my Firebending. It's gone.
Katara: [laughing] I'm sorry. I'm just laughing at the irony. You know, how it would have been nice for us if you'd lost your Firebending a long time ago?
Prince Zuko: Well, it's not lost, it's just... weaker for some reason.
Katara: Maybe you're just not as good as you think you are.
Toph: Ouch.

Prince Zuko: I bet it's because I changed sides.
Katara: That's ridiculous.
Aang: I don't know. Maybe it isn't. Maybe your Firebending comes from rage, and you just don't have enough anger to fuel it the way you used to.
Sokka: Soooo all we need to do is make Zuko angry. Easy enough.
[Sokka starts poking Zuko with his staff]
Prince Zuko: Okay, cut it out! Look, even if you're right, I don't want to rely on hate and anger anymore. There has to be another way.

Toph: For Earthbending, the original Benders were Badgermoles. One day when I was little, I ran away and hid in a cave. That's where I met them. They were blind just like me, so we understood each other. I was able to learn Earthbending not just as a martial art, but as an extension of my senses. For them, the original Earthbenders, it wasn't just about fighting. It was their way of interacting with the world.
Aang: That's amazing, Toph. I learned from the monks, but the original Airbenders were the Sky Bison.
Aang: [to Appa] Maybe you can give me a lesson sometime, buddy.
[Appa growls]
Prince Zuko: Well, this doesn't help me. The original Firebenders were the dragons, and they're extinct.

Aang: Zuko, something happened to the dragons in the last hundred years. Something you're not telling me.
Prince Zuko: My Great-Grandfather Souzin happened. He started the tradition of hunting dragons for glory. They were the ultimate Firebenders. And if you could conquer one, your Firebending talents would become legendary and you'd earn the honorary title, Dragon. The last great dragon was conquered long before I was born... by my uncle.
Aang: But I thought your uncle was... I don't know, good.
Prince Zuko: He had a complicated past. Family tradition, I guess. Let's just move on.

Prince Zuko: My name is Zuko, Crown Prince of the Fire Nation. Or at least I used to be. I know my people have distorted the ways of Firebending to be fueled by anger and rage. But now I want to learn the true way. The original way. When we came here, I never imagined the Sun Warrior civilization was secretly alive. I am truly humbled to be in your presence. Please, teach us.

Aang: What if they judge us and attack us?
Prince Zuko: Well, we're the Fire Prince and the Avatar. I think we could take these guys in a fight, whoever they are.
Prince Zuko: [loudly] Bring 'em out.

[as the dragons are flying around them]
Prince Zuko: [softly] These are the masters.
Aang: [softly] You still think we can take them?
Prince Zuko: [softly] Shh. I never said that.

Prince Zuko: That's why my Firebending was so weak before, because for so many years hunting you was my drive. It was my purpose. So when I joined you, I lost sight of my inner fire. But now I have a new drive. I have to help you defeat my father and restore balance to the world.

[Aang grabs Zuko by the arm and starts tugging him in the direction of the statues]
Aang: Zuko, get over here! I want you to dance with me.
Prince Zuko: [Pulls back] What?
Aang: Just do it.
[Pulling him back in the direction of the statues]
Prince Zuko: [Looks up at the statues and groans] Ugh.

Aang: [Stuck with some sort of glue-like goo] I can't move. Zuko, do something!
Prince Zuko: Me? I can't move either!

[last lines]
Sokka: Yeah, that's a great dance you two learned there.
Prince Zuko: It's not a dance, it's a Firebending form.
Sokka: We'll just tap dance our way to victory over the Fire Lord.
Prince Zuko: It's a sacred form that happens to be thousands of years old.
Katara: Oh, yeah? What's your little form called?
Sokka: The Dancing Dragon.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Zuko Alone (#2.7)" (2006)
Prince Zuko: [regarding the knife he had given Lee] It's yours. You should have it.
Lee: No, I hate you!

Ty Lee: [after Mai and Zuko fall in the fountain] Aww, they're so cute together.
Mai: [as Zuko skulks aways] You two are such... ugh!
Ursa: I was just coming to get you. Uncle Iroh has sent us a letter from the war front. You're soaking wet.
Prince Zuko: Girls are crazy!

Gow: [after Zuko defeats him with Firebending] Who... who are you?
Prince Zuko: My name is Zuko, son of Ursa and Fire Lord Ozai. Prince of the Fire Nation and heir to the throne.

Sela: Does this guy have a name?
Prince Zuko: I'm uh...
Gansu: He doesn't have to say who he is if he doesn't want to, Sela. Anyone who can hold his own against those bully soldiers is welcome here. Those men should be ashamed to wear Earth Kingdom uniforms.
Sela: The real soldiers are off fighting the war, like Lee's big brother, Sensu.

Lee: When my dad goes, will you stay?
Prince Zuko: No. I need to move on. Here...
[Handing Lee a knife]
Prince Zuko: ...I want you to have this. Read the inscription.
Lee: "Made in Earth Kingdom."
Prince Zuko: The other one.
Lee: "Never give up without a fight."

Sela: [about Lee] Then they took him away. They told me if Lee's old enough to fight, he's old enough to join the army. I know we barely know you but...
[Sela breaks down crying]
Prince Zuko: I'll get your son back.

Prince Zuko: Let the kid go.
Gow: [laughs] Who do you think you are, telling us what to do?
Prince Zuko: It doesn't matter who I am. But I know who you are. You're not soldiers, you're bullies; freeloaders, abusing your power, mostly over women and kids. You don't want Lee in your army. You're sick cowards messing with a family who's already lost one son to the war.

Gow: You throwing eggs at us, stranger?
Prince Zuko: No.
Gow: You see who did throw it?
Prince Zuko: No.
Solider: That's your favorite word, "no?"
Gow: Egg had to come from somewhere.
Prince Zuko: [Turning away] Maybe a chicken flew over.

Young Azula: Dad's going to kill you. Really, he is.
Young Zuko: Ha-ha, Azula, nice try.
Young Azula: Fine, don't believe me, but I heard everything. Grandfather said Dad's punishment should fit his crime. "You must know the pain of losing a first-born son, by sacrificing you own."
Young Zuko: Liar!
Young Azula: I'm only telling you for your own good. I know. Maybe you could find a nice Earth Kingdom family to adopt you.
Young Zuko: Stop it! You're lying. Dad would never do that to me.
Ursa: Your father would never do what to you? What is going on here?
Young Azula: I don't know.
Ursa: [to Azula] It's time for a talk.
Young Zuko: Azula always lies. Azula always lies.
Prince Zuko: [as he wakes up] Azula always lies.

Azula: By the way, Uncle's coming home.
Prince Zuko: Does that mean we won the war?
Azula: No, it means Uncle's a quitter and a loser.
Prince Zuko: What are you talking about? Uncle's not a quitter.
Azula: Oh yes, he is. He found out his son died, and he just fell apart. A real general would stay and burn Ba Sing Se to the ground, not lose the battle and come home crying.
Prince Zuko: How do you know what he should do? He's probably just sad his only kid is gone... forever.
Ursa: Your father has requested an audience with Fire Lord Azulon. Best clothes, hurry up.
Azula: Fire Lord Azulon. Can't you just call him "Grandfather?" He's not exactly the powerful Fire Lord he used to be. Someone will probably end up taking his place soon.
Ursa: Young lady, not another word. What is wrong with that child?

Young Zuko: Hey mom, want to see how Azula feeds turtle ducks?
[throws a rock at one]

Young Zuko: Where's mom?
Azula: [almost happily] No one knows. Oh, and last night, Grandpa passed away.
Young Zuko: Not funny, Azula. You're sick, and I want my knife back, now.
Azula: Who's going to make me... Mom?

Young Zuko: I failed.
Ursa: No, I loved watching you. That's who you are, Zuko, someone who keeps fighting even though it's hard.

Uncle Iroh: [voice over, in a letter] "If the city is as magnificent as its wall, Ba Sing Se must be something to behold. I hope you all may see it someday, if we don't burn it to the ground first."
[laughs]
Ursa: [reading the letter] "Until then, enjoy these gifts. For Zuko, a pearl dagger from the general who surrendered when we broke through the outer wall. Note the inscription and the superior craftsmanship."
Young Zuko: [Reading the inscription] "Never give up without a fight."
Ursa: "And for Azula, a new friend. She wears the latest fashion for Earth Kingdom girls."
[as Ursa speaks, Azula picks up a doll wearing Earth Kingdom green. The Princess makes a face of disgust]
Azula: Yuck! If Uncle doesn't make it back from war, then dad would be next in line to be Fire Lord, wouldn't he?
Ursa: Azula, we don't speak that way. It would be awful if Uncle Iroh didn't return. And besides, Fire Lord Azulon is a picture of health.
Young Zuko: How would you like it if cousin Lu Ten wanted Dad to die?
Azula: I still think our dad would make a much better Fire Lord than his royal tea0loving kookiness.
[She holds out the doll and makes its head burst into flame]


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Boiling Rock: Part 1 (#3.14)" (2008)
Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the Moon.
Prince Zuko: [pauses] That's rough, buddy.

Sokka: Pretty clouds.
Prince Zuko: Yeah, fluffy.

Prince Zuko: Not up to anything, huh?
[Sokka is startled, yells and falls of Appa]
Sokka: Fine, you caught me. I'm going to rescue my dad. You happy now?
Prince Zuko: I'm never happy.

Prince Zuko: Oh, what would Uncle say...? 'Sometimes clouds have two sides, a dark and light, and a silver lining in between. It's like a silver sandwich. So, when life seems hard, take a bite out of the silver sandwich.'
Sokka: Maybe we haven't failed after all.
Prince Zuko: That's the spirit. I can't believe that worked. I didn't know what I was saying.
Sokka: No, what you said made no sense at all. But look... It's Suki!

Sokka: When the invasion plan failed, some of our troops were taken. I just want to know where they might be.
Prince Zuko: I can't tell you.
Sokka: What? Why not?
Prince Zuko: Trust me. Knowing would just make you feel worse.
Sokka: It's my dad. He was captured, too. I need to know what I put him through.
Prince Zuko: It's not good, Sokka.
Sokka: Please.
Prince Zuko: My guess is... they were taken to the Boiling Rock.

Prince Zuko: There's one thing my dad's good at, it's war.
Sokka: Yeah. Seems to run in the family.Yeah, it seems to run in the family.
Prince Zuko: Hey, hold on. Not everyone in my family is like that.
Sokka: I know, I know, you've changed.
Prince Zuko: I meant my Uncle. He was more of a father to me. And I really let him down.
Sokka: I think your Uncle would be proud of you. Leaving your home to come help us? That's hard.
Prince Zuko: It wasn't that hard.
Sokka: Really? You didn't leave behind anyone you cared about?
Prince Zuko: Well, I did have a girlfriend... Mai.
Sokka: That gloomy girl who sighs a lot?
Prince Zuko: [smiling] Yeah.

Prince Zuko: How are we gonna get off the island if the balloon won't work?
Sokka: We'll figure something out. I suspected it might be a one-way ticket.
Prince Zuko: You knew this would happen, and you wanted to come anyway?
Sokka: My *dad* might be here. I had to come and see.
Prince Zuko: Uncle always said I never thought things through. But this... This is just crazy.
Sokka: Hey, I never wanted you to come along in the first place. And for the record, I always think things through. But my plans haven't exactly worked, so this time I'm playing it by ear. So, there.

Warden: Well, well, well. I never thought I'd find you in here... Prince Zuko.
Prince Zuko: How did you know who I am?
Warden: How could I not? You broke my niece's heart.
Prince Zuko: You're Mai's uncle? I never meant to hurt her.
Warden: Quiet! You're my special prisoner now. And you'd best behave. If these criminals found out who you are, the traitor prince who let his nation down, why, they'd tear you to shreds.

Sokka: Oh, good, you guys have met.
Suki: A-Actually, we met a long time ago.
Prince Zuko: We did?
Suki: [slightly angry] Yeah. You... kind of burned down my village.
Prince Zuko: ...Oh, sorry about that. Nice to see you again.

Prince Zuko: Well, what should we do? Are we going ahead with the plan or are we waiting another night?
Sokka: I don't know. Is it right for me to risk Suki's freedom, all our freedom, on the slim chance that my dad is going to show up?
Prince Zuko: It's your call, Sokka.

Sokka: If I had just cut my losses at the invasion, maybe we wouldn't be in this mess. Maybe sometimes it's just better to call it quits before you fail.
Prince Zuko: No, it's not. Look, Sokka, you're going to fail a lot before things work out.
Sokka: That's supposed to make me feel better?
Prince Zuko: Even though you'll probably fail over and over and over again...
Sokka: Seriously, not helping.
Prince Zuko: ...you have to try every time. You can't quit because you're afraid you *might* fail.

Chit Sang: I heard you hatching an escape plan, and I want in.
Prince Zuko: There's nothing to get in on.
Sokka: Yeah, the only thing we're hatching is... an egg.
[Zuko and Suki sigh at Sokka's lame attempt to hide the truth]

[first lines]
Prince Zuko: [Filling cups with tea] No one can make tea like Uncle, but hopefully I learned a thing or two. Would you like to hear Uncle's favorite tea joke?
Katara: Sure.
Aang: I like jokes.
Toph: Bring it.
Prince Zuko: Okay. Well, I can't remember how it starts, but the punch line is, "Leaf me alone! I'm bushed."
[Everyone stares in silence]
Prince Zuko: Well, it's funnier when Uncle tells it.
Katara: Right. Maybe that's because he remembers the whole thing.

Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the moon.
Prince Zuko: ...That's rough, buddy.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet: Part 1 - The Phoenix King (#3.18)" (2008)
Katara: [after Aang disappears] What should we do, Zuko?
Prince Zuko: I don't know.
[they all stare at him]
Prince Zuko: Why are you all looking at *me*?
Katara: Well, you are kind of the expert on tracking Aang.

Katara: What's wrong with you? You could've hurt Aang.
Prince Zuko: What's wrong with me? What's wrong with all of you? How can you sit around having beach parties when Sozin's Comet is only three days away...? Why are you all looking at me like I'm crazy?
Aang: About Sozin's Comet... I was actually gonna wait to fight the Fire Lord until after it came.
Prince Zuko: After?
Aang: I'm not ready. I need more time to master Firebending.
Toph: And frankly, your Earthbending could still use some work, too.

Katara: The whole point of fighting the Fire Lord before the comet was to stop the Fire Nation from winning the war. But they pretty much won the war when they took Ba Sing Se. Things can't get any worse.
Prince Zuko: You're wrong. It's about to get worse than you can even imagine.

Fire Lord Ozai: Hmm. Prince Zuko, you've been among the Earth Kingdom commoners. Do you think that adding more troops will stop these rebellions?
Prince Zuko: [pause] The people of the Earth Kingdom are proud and strong. They can endure anything, as long as they have hope.
Fire Lord Ozai: Yes, you're right. We need to destroy their hope.

Prince Zuko: My whole life I struggled to gain my father's love and acceptance, but once I had it, I realized, I'd lost myself getting there. I'd forgotten who I was.

Prince Zuko: [to Aang] I know you're scared, and I know you're not ready to save the world, but if you don't defeat the Fire Lord before the comet comes, there won't be a world to save anymore.

Prince Zuko: There's one technique you need to know before facing my Father... how to redirect lightning. If you let the energy in your own body flow, the lightning will follow it. You turn your opponent's energy against them.
Aang: That's like Waterbending.
Prince Zuko: Exactly. My uncle invented this technique himself by studying Waterbenders.
Aang: So, have *you* ever redirected lightning before?
Prince Zuko: Once... against my father.
Aang: What did it feel like?
Prince Zuko: Exhilarating... but terrifying. You feel so powerful holding so much energy in your body, but you know if you make the wrong move, it's over.
Aang: [Nervous chuckle] Well, not *over* over. I mean, there's always Katara and a little Spirit Water action, am I right?
Katara: Actually, I used it all up after Azula shot you.
Aang: Oh.
Prince Zuko: You'll have to take the Fire Lord's life before he takes yours.
Aang: I'll just do that.

Katara: I have a surprise for everyone!
Toph: I knew it! You *did* have a secret thing with Haru!
Katara: Uh, no. I was looking for cooking pots in the attic, and I found this!
[she holds up a painting of a baby]
Katara: Look at Baby Zuko! Isn't he cute?
[the others giggle and "aw"; Zuko is silent]
Katara: [to Zuko] Oh, lighten up. I was just teasing.
Prince Zuko: That's not me. It's my father.
Suki: But he looks so sweet and innocent.
Prince Zuko: Well, that sweet little kid grew up to be a monster, and the worst father in the history of fathers.

Toph: Hey, wait a minute. Has anyone noticed that Momo is missing, too?
Sokka: Oh, no! I knew it was only a matter of time! Appa ate Momo!
[crawling into Appa's mouth]
Sokka: Momo, I'm coming for you, buddy.
Katara: Sokka, Appa didn't eat Momo. He's probably with Aang.
Sokka: That's just what Appa wants you to think.
[he squirms further into Appa's mouth]
Prince Zuko: Get out of the bison's mouth, Sokka!. We have a real problem here. Aang is nowhere to be found, and the comet is only two days away.

Prince Zuko: There's one technique you need to know before facing my Father. How to redirect lightning. If you let the energy in your own body flow,
[He stretches his left arm out and the fingers on his right hand touch the fingers on his left hand and swiftly traces a path down his arm, shoulder, stomach and back out the other side]
Prince Zuko: ... the lightning will follow it.
[His left hand touches his right, they are parallel to each other]
Prince Zuko: You turn your opponent's energy against them.
Aang: That's like waterbending.
Prince Zuko: Exactly. My Uncle invented this technique himself by studying waterbenders.

Toph Beifong: [Walking with Zuko, looking for Aang] ... And then when I was nine, I ran away again.
Prince Zuko: [Not really paying attention] Uh-huh.
Toph Beifong: I know I shouldn't complain, my parents gave me everything that I ever asked for. But they never gave me the one thing that I really wanted. Their love. You know what I mean?
Prince Zuko: Look, I know you had a rough childhood but we should really focus on finding Aang.
[walks on]
Toph Beifong: [to herself] This is the worst fieldtrip ever.

[first lines]
[Zuko training Aang in Firebending]
Prince Zuko: More ferocious! Imagine striking through your opponent's heart!
Aang: I'm trying!
Prince Zuko: Now let me hear you roar like a tigerdillo!
[Aang gives out a weak roar]
Prince Zuko: That sounded pathetic. I said roar!


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Southern Raiders (#3.16)" (2008)
Zuko: What are you doing here?
Azula: You mean it's not obvious yet? I'm about to celebrate becoming an only child!

Aang: Wow, camping. It really seems like old times again, doesn't it?
Zuko: If you really want it to feel like old times, I could uh... chase you around a while and try to capture you.

[as Katara and Zuko prepare to leave]
Katara: Don't try to stop us.
Aang: I wasn't planning to. This is a journey you need to take. You need to face this man. But when you do, please don't choose revenge. Let your anger out, and then let it go. Forgive him.
Zuko: Okay, we'll be sure to do that, Guru Goody-Goody.

[last lines]
Zuko: You were right about what Katara needed. Violence wasn't the answer.
Aang: It never is.
Zuko: Then I have a question for you. What are you gonna do when you face my father?

[first lines]
[seeing part of the ceiling falling towards Katara]
Zuko: Watch out!
[Zuko dives and pushes her clear]
Katara: What are you doing?
Zuko: Keeping the rocks from crushing you.
Katara: Okay, I'm not crushed. You can get off me now.
[Katara walks away]
Zuko: I'll take that as a "thank you."

Aang: What are you doing?
Zuko: Go ahead, I'll hold them off. I think this is a family visit.
Aang: Zuko, no!

[Zuko and Suki bump into each other while both going to Sokka's tent]
Suki: Oops. Wrong tent.
Zuko: Sorry, do you need to talk to Sokka, too?
Suki: Nope, not me.
[Suki walks away and Zuko enters Sokka's tent]
Sokka: [Seductively] Well, hello...
[turns and realizes it's Zuko]
Sokka: ...Uh, Zuko. Yes, why would I be expecting anyone different?

Katara: What do you want?
Zuko: I know who killed your mother, and I'm going to help you find him.

Aang: The monks used to say that revenge is like a two-headed rat viper. While you watch your enemy go down, you're being poisoned yourself.
Zuko: That's cute, but this isn't Air Temple Pre-School. It's the real world.

Katara: Now that I know he's out there, now that I know we could find him, I feel like I have no choice.
Katara: Katara, you do have a choice, forgiveness.
Zuko: That's the same as doing nothing.
Aang: [Shakes head] No, it's not. It's easy to do nothing... but it's hard to forgive.

Katara: We're going to find the man who took my mother from me.
Zuko: Sokka told me the story of what happened. I know who did it, and I know how to find him.
Aang: Um, and what exactly do you think this will accomplish?
Katara: [scoffs] I knew you wouldn't understand.
Aang: Wait, stop! I *do* understand! You're feeling unbelievable pain and rage. How do you think I felt about the sandbenders when they stole Appa? How do you think I felt about the Fire Nation when I found out what happened to my people?


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Western Air Temple (#3.12)" (2007)
Prince Zuko: Hello. Zuko here. But I guess you probably already know me. Sort of... Uh so, the thing is... I have a lot of Firebending experience, and I'm considered to be pretty good at it. Well, you've seen me, you, know, when I was attacking your. Uh, yeah, I guess I should apologize for that. Bu-But anyway, I'm good now. I mean, I thought I was good before, but now I realize I was bad. But anyway... I think it's time I joined your group and taught the Avatar Firebending.
[Show he's talking to a rabbit-frog]
Prince Zuko: Well, what's your answer?
[the rabbit-frog croaks and then hops away]
Prince Zuko: Yeah, that's what I'd say, too.
Prince Zuko: How am I supposed to convince these people I'm on their side? What would Uncle do?
Prince Zuko: [imitating Iroh] 'Zuko, you have to look within yourself to save yourself from your other self. Only then will your true self reveal itself.'
Prince Zuko: [sighs] Even when I'm talking for him, I can't figure out what he means. What would Azula do?
Prince Zuko: [imitating Azula] 'Listen, Avatar, I can join your group or I can do something unspeakably horrible to you and your friends. Your choice.'
Prince Zuko: I guess I'm not that good at impersonations.

[showing himself to Aang, Toph, Katara, and Sokka]
Prince Zuko: Hello. Zuko here.

Prince Zuko: I know you must be surprised to see me here.
Sokka: Not really, since you've followed us all over the world.

Prince Zuko: I've done some good things. I mean, I could have stolen your bison at Ba Sing Se, but I set him free. That's something.
[Appa licks Zuko]
Toph: Appa does seem to like him.
Sokka: He probably just covered himself in honey or something so that Appa would lick him. I'm not buying it.

Prince Zuko: Look, I admit I've done some awful things. I was wrong to try to capture you, and I'm sorry that I attacked the Water Tribe, and I never should have sent that Fire Nation assassin after you. I'm going to try to stop...
Sokka: Wait, you sent Combustion Man after us?
Prince Zuko: Well, that's not his name, but...

Prince Zuko: [to Aang] Why aren't you saying anything? You once said you thought we could be friends. You know I have good in me.
Aang: ...There's no way we can trust you, after everything you've done. We'll never let you join us.
Katara: You need to get out of here *now*.
Prince Zuko: I'm trying to explain that I'm not that person anymore.
Sokka: Either you leave or we attack.
Prince Zuko: If you won't accept me as a friend, then maybe you'll take me as a prisoner.
Katara: No, we won't!
[Katara attacks Zuko with Waterbending]
Katara: Get out of here and don't come back. And if we ever see you again... well, we better not see you again.

Prince Zuko: [to Toph as she's running away] I didn't know it was you! Ugh. Come back! Oh! Why am I so bad at being good?

Prince Zuko: Listen, I know I didn't explain myself very well yesterday. I've been through a lot in the past few years. And it's been hard. But I'm realizing that I had to go through all those things to learn the truth. I thought I had lost my honor, and that somehow my father could return it to me. But I know now that no one can give you your honor. It's something you earn for yourself by choosing to do what's right. All I want now is to play my part in ending this war. And I know my destiny's to help you restore balance to the world.

Prince Zuko: I'm so happy you've accepted me into your group.
Aang: Not so fast. I still have to ask my friends if it's okay with them. Toph, you're the one that Zuko burned. What do you think?
Toph: Go ahead and let him join. It'll give me plenty of time to get back at him for burning my feet.
Aang: Sokka?
Sokka: Hey, all I want is to defeat the Fire Lord. If you think this is the way to do it, then I'm all for it.
Aang: Katara?
Katara: [Long pause] I'll go along with whatever you think is right.

[Back in his camp, talking to himself after his offer to join has been rejected]
Prince Zuko: Aw! I can't believe how stupid I am. I mean, what was I thinking? Telling them I sent an *assassin* after them? Why didn't I just say Azula did that? They would have believed that. Stupid!
[Slaps himself on the head]


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet: Part 2 - The Old Masters (#3.19)" (2008)
Prince Zuko: Uncle... I know you must have mixed feelings about seeing me, but I want you to know...
[he begins to cry]
Prince Zuko: ...I am so, so sorry, Uncle. I am so sorry and ashamed of what I did. I don't know how I can ever make it up to you, but I...
[Iroh turns and pulls him into a fierce hug]
Prince Zuko: [bewildered] How can you forgive me so easily? I thought you would be furious with me.
Uncle Iroh: [crying] I was never angry with you. I was sad because I was afraid you'd lost your way.
Prince Zuko: I did lose my way.
Uncle Iroh: [leaning back to look at him] But you found it again. And you did it by yourself. And I am so happy you found your way here.
[they hug]
Prince Zuko: It wasn't that hard, Uncle. You have a pretty strong scent.

[first lines]
Sokka: [about June] Hey, I remember her. She helped you attack us.
Prince Zuko: Yep, back in the good old days.

June: I see you've worked things out with your girlfriend.
[Katara and Zuko speaking simultaneously]
Katara: I'm not his girlfriend!
Prince Zuko: She's not my girlfriend!

Prince Zuko: I need your help finding the Avatar.
June: Hmph. Doesn't sound too fun.
Prince Zuko: Does the end of the world sound like more fun?

Prince Zuko: [as June's tracker lies down] Well, what does that mean?
June: It means your friend's gone.
Toph: We know he's gone. That's why we're trying to find him.
June: No, I mean he's gone gone. He doesn't exist.

Suki: Wow! You took back your whole city all by yourself.
Bumi: So what about you guys? Did you do anything interesting on the day of the eclipse?
[Zuko and Sokka exchange glances]
Prince Zuko: Nah.
Sokka: No, not really.

Prince Zuko: Uncle, you're the only person, other than the Avatar, who can possibly defeat the Father Lord.
Toph: You mean the Fire Lord.
Prince Zuko: That's what I just said!

Uncle Iroh: Even if I did defeat Ozai, and I don't know that I could, it would be the wrong way to end the war. History would see it as just more senseless violence, a brother killing a brother to grab power. The only way for this was to end peacefully is for the Avatar to defeat the Fire Lord.
Prince Zuko: And then... then would you come and take your rightful place on the throne?
Uncle Iroh: No. Someone new must take the throne. An idealist with a pure heart and unquestionable honor. It has to be *you*, Prince Zuko.
Prince Zuko: Unquestionable honor? But I've made so many mistakes.
Uncle Iroh: Yes, you have. You struggled, you suffered, but you have always followed your own path. You've restored your own honor, and only you can restore the honor of the Fire Nation.

Prince Zuko: I can handle Azula.
Uncle Iroh: Not alone. You'll need help.
Prince Zuko: You're right. Katara, how would you like to help me put Azula in her place?
Katara: It would be my pleasure.

Suki: So wait, how do you all know each other?
Bumi: [Smiling] All old people know each other, don't you know that?
Piandao: We're all part of the same ancient secret society, a group that transcends the divisions of the four nations.
Prince Zuko: The Order of the White Lotus.
Bumi: That's the one.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Beach (#3.5)" (2007)
[first lines]
Prince Zuko: Lighten up. So dad wanted to meet with his advisors alone, without anyone else around. Don't take it personally.
Prince Zuko: Doing nothing is a waste of time. We're being sent away on a forced vacation. I feel like a child.
Azula: Lighten up. So Dad wants to meet with his advisors alone, without anyone else around. Don't take it personally.

Prince Zuko: [Finds a seashell on the beach] Here...
[tries to give shell to Mai]
Prince Zuko: This is for you.
Mai: Why would I want that?
Prince Zuko: I saw it, and I thought it was pretty. Don't girls like stuff like this?
Mai: Maybe stupid girls.
Prince Zuko: [Angrily throws the shell away] Forget it!
Ty Lee: [the shell is picked up by a teen boy who gives it to Ty Lee. She happily accepts it] Wow! Thanks. This is so pretty.

Ty Lee: Well, what's *your* excuse, Mai? You were an only child for 15 years, but even with *all* that attention, your aura is this dingy, pasty, gray...
Mai: [Interrupting] I don't believe in auras.
Prince Zuko: Yeah, you don't believe in anything.
Mai: Oh, well, I'm sorry I can't be as high-strung and crazy as the rest of you.

Azula: I thought I'd find you here.
Prince Zuko: Those summers we spent here seem so long ago. So much has changed.
Azula: Come down to the beach with me. Come on. This place is depressing.

Ty Lee: Calm down, you guys. This much negative energy is bad for your skin. You'll totally break out.
Prince Zuko: Bad skin? Normal teenagers worry about bad skin. I don't have that luxury. My father decided to teach me a permanent lesson on my face.
Ty Lee: Sorry, Zuko. I...
Prince Zuko: For so long I thought that if my Dad accepted me, I'd be happy. I'm back home now. My Dad talks to me. Ha! He even thinks I'm a hero. Everything should be perfect, right? I should be happy now, but I'm not! I'm angrier than ever and I don't know why!
Azula: There's a simple question you need to answer then. Who are you angry at?
Prince Zuko: No one. I'm just angry.
Mai: Yeah, who are you angry at, Zuko?
Prince Zuko: Everyone. I don't know.
Azula: Is it Dad?
Prince Zuko: No, no.
Ty Lee: Your uncle?
Azula: Me?
Prince Zuko: No, no, no, no!
Mai: Then who? Who are you angry at?
Azula: Answer the question, Zuko.
Ty Lee: Talk to us.
Mai: Come on. Answer the question.
Azula: Come on, answer it.
Prince Zuko: I'm angry at myself!
Azula: Why?
Prince Zuko: Because I'm confused. Because I'm not sure I know the difference between right and wrong anymore.

Prince Zuko: I guess you wouldn't understand, would you, Azula? Because you're just *so* perfect.
Azula: Well, yes, I guess you're right. I don't have sob stories like all of you. I could sit here and complain how our mom liked Zuko more than me, but I don't really care. My own mother... thought I was a monster... She was right, of course, but it still hurt.

[Zuko throws a family painting into the fire]
Ty Lee: What are you doing?
Prince Zuko: What does it look like I'm doing?
Ty Lee: But it's a painting of your family.
Prince Zuko: You think I care?
Ty Lee: I think you do.
Prince Zuko: You don't know me! So why don't you just mind your own business?
Ty Lee: I know you.
Prince Zuko: No, you don't. You're stuck in your little Ty Lee world where everything's great all the time.
Mai: Zuko, leave her alone
Prince Zuko: 'I'm so pretty. Look at me. I can walk on my hands. Whoo!' Circus freak.

[last lines]
Azula: You know what would make this trip *really* memorable?
[they all go back to Chan's House and when Chan answers the door]
Azula: We've got some gad news, Chan.
Prince Zuko: The party's over.
[then they proceed to trash the house]


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Ember Island Players (#3.17)" (2008)
Azula's Actress: Well, my brother, what's it going to be? Your nation or a life of treachery?
Iroh's Actor: Choose treachery. It's more fun.
[Zuko Actor turns and walks to his Uncle]
Azula's Actress: No way!
[Zuko Actor pushes Iroh Actor to the ground and then walks back over to Azula Actress]
Zuko's Actor: I hate you, Uncle! You smell, and I hate you for all time!
Katara: [to Zuko] You didn't really say that, did you?
Prince Zuko: [regretfully] I might as well have.

Prince Zuko: Did Jet just... die?
Sokka: You know, it was really unclear.

Toph: Geez, everyone's getting so upset about their characters. Even you seem more down than usual, and that's saying something.
Prince Zuko: You don't get it, it's different for you. You get a muscly version of yourself taking down 10 bad guys at once and making sassy remarks.
Toph: Yeah, that's pretty great.
Prince Zuko: But for me, it takes all the mistakes I've made in my life and shoves them back in my face. My uncle. He's always been on my side. Even when things were bad, he was there for me. He taught me so much, and how do I repay him? With a knife in his back. It's my greatest regret, and I may never get to redeem myself.
Toph: You have redeemed yourself to your uncle. You don't realize it, but you already have.
Prince Zuko: How do you know?
Toph: Because I once had a long conversation with the guy, and all he would talk about was you.
Prince Zuko: Really?
Toph: Yeah, and it was kind of annoying.
Prince Zuko: Oh, sorry.
Toph: But it was also very sweet. All your uncle wanted was for you to find your own path and see the light. Now you're here with us. He'd be proud.
[he smiles until Toph slams her fist into his shoulder]
Prince Zuko: Ow! What was that for?
Toph: That's how I show affection.

Sokka: You guys are not going to believe this.
Sokka: [proudly] There's a play about us.
Suki: We were just in town, and we found this poster.
[Sokka pulls the poster out from behind him and shows it to everyone]
Katara: What? How is that possible?
Sokka: Listen to this.
Sokka: [reads the poster] "The Boy in the Iceberg is a new production from acclaimed playwright Puon-Tim, who scoured the globe gathering information on the Avatar, from the icy South Pole to the heart of Ba Sing Se. His sources including singing nomads, pirates, prisoners of war and a surprisingly knowledgeable merchant of cabbage."
Suki: [reads from the poster] "Brought to you by the critically acclaimed Ember Island Players."
Prince Zuko: Ugh! My mother used to take us to see them. They butchered Love Amongst The Dragons every year.
Katara: Sokka, do you really think it's a good idea for us to attend a play about ourselves?
Sokka: Come on, a day at the theater? This is the kind of wacky time-wasting nonsense I've been missing.

[first lines]
Katara: Doesn't it seem kind of weird that we're hiding from the Fire Lord in his own house?
Prince Zuko: I told you, my father hasn't come here since our family was actually happy, and that was a long time ago. It's the last place anyone would think to look for us.

Prince Zuko: They make me look totally stiff and humorless.
Katara: Actually, I think that actor's pretty spot-on.
Prince Zuko: How could you say that?
Iroh's Actor: Let's forget about the Avatar and get massages.
Zuko's Actor: How could you say that?

Kid: Your Zuko costume's pretty good, but your scar's on the wrong side.
Prince Zuko: The scar's *not* on the wrong side!
[Zuko pull his hood up]

[last lines]
Prince Zuko: That... wasn't a good play.
Aang: I'll say.
Katara: No kidding.
Suki: Horrible.
Toph: You said it.
Sokka: But the effects were decent.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Crossroads of Destiny (#2.20)" (2006)
Katara: [trapped with Zuko in a crystal cave] Why did they throw you in here? Oh, wait, let me guess. It's a trap. So that when Aang shows up to help me, you can finally have him in your little Fire Nation clutches.
[no answer from Zuko]
Katara: You're a terrible person, you know that? Always following us, hunting the Avatar, trying to capture the world's last hope for peace. But what do you care? You're the Fire Lord's son. Spreading war and violence and hatred is in your blood.
Prince Zuko: You don't know what you're talking about.
Katara: I don't? How dare you. You have no idea what this war has put me through. Me personally. The Fire Nation took my mother away from me.
[Katara starts to cry]
Prince Zuko: [sympathetically] I'm sorry. That's something we have in common.

Katara: I thought you had changed!
Prince Zuko: I have changed.

Azula: We've done it, Zuko. It's taken a hundred years, but the Fire Nation has conquered Ba Sing Se.
Prince Zuko: I betrayed Uncle.
Azula: No, he betrayed you. Zuko, when you return home, Father will welcome you as a war hero.
Prince Zuko: But I don't have the Avatar. What if Father doesn't restore my honor?
Azula: He doesn't need to, Zuko. Today, you restored your own honor.

Katara: I'm sorry I yelled at you before.
Prince Zuko: It doesn't matter.
Katara: It's just that, for so long now, whenever I would imagine the face of the enemy, it was your face.
Prince Zuko: My face?
Prince Zuko: [touches his scar] I see.
Katara: No, no, tha-that's not what I meant.
Prince Zuko: It's okay. I used to think this scar marked me. The mark of the banished prince, cursed to chase the Avatar forever. But lately... I've realized that I'm free to determine my own destiny, even if I'll never be free of my mark.
Katara: Maybe you *could* be free of it.
Prince Zuko: What?
Katara: I have healing abilities.
Prince Zuko: It's a scar, it can't be healed.
Katara: [pull out the amulet] This water from the Spirit Oasis of the North Pole. It has special properties, so I've been saving it for something important.
Katara: [walks closer to Zuko] I don't if it would work, but...
[Zuko closes his eyes and Katara gently touches the side of his face near his scar]

[Iroh jumps out of a hole blasted in the palace wall and lands on a bush]
Uncle Iroh: Come on! You'll be fine!
Prince Zuko: No. I'm tired of running. It's time I faced Azula.

Azula: You're so dramatic. What, are you going to challenge me to an Agni Kai?
Prince Zuko: Yes. I challenge you.
Azula: [Smiles mockingly] No, thanks.

Uncle: You're not the man you used to be, Zuko. You are stronger and wiser and freer than you have *ever* been. And now you have come to the crossroads of your destiny. It's time for you to choose. It's time for you to choose good.
Azula: [Bursts in and traps Iroh] I expected this kind of treachery from Uncle. But Zuko, *Prince* Zuko, you're a lot of things, but you're not a traitor, are you?
Prince Zuko: Release him immediately.
Azula: It's not too late for you, Zuko. You can still redeem yourself.
Uncle: The kind of redemption she offers is not for you.
Azula: Why don't you let him decide, Uncle? I need you, Zuko. I've plotted every move of this day, this glorious day in Fire Nation history, and the only way we win is together. At the end of this day, you will have your honor back. You will have Father's love. You will have everything you want.
Uncle: Zuko, I am begging you. Look into your heart and see what it is that you truly want.
Azula: You are free to choose.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Bitter Work (#2.9)" (2006)
Uncle Iroh: [Draws Fire symbol in the dirt] Fire is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will and the energy and drive to achieve what they want.
Uncle Iroh: [Draws Earth symbol] Earth is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong. They are persistent and enduring.
Uncle Iroh: [Draws Air symbol] Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns and found peace and freedom. Also, they apparently had pretty good senses of humor.
Uncle Iroh: [Draws Water symbol] Water is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribes are capable of adapting to many things. They have a sense of community and love that holds them together through anything.
Prince Zuko: Why are you telling me these things?
Uncle Iroh: [Draws straight lines separating the four symbols] It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you take it from only one place, it become rigid and stale.
Uncle Iroh: [Draws a circle around all four symbols] Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations, will help you become whole.
Prince Zuko: All this four elements talk is sounding like Avatar stuff.
Uncle Iroh: It is the combination of the four elements in one person that makes the Avatar so powerful. But it can make you more powerful, too.

Prince Zuko: But I don't feel any shame at all. I'm as proud as ever.
Uncle Iroh: Prince Zuko, pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.
Prince Zuko: Well, my life has nothing but humbling lately.

[last lines]
Prince Zuko: [shouting out at skies during a thunderstorm] You've always thrown everything you could at me. Well, I can take it! And now I can give it back! Come on! Strike me! You've never held back before!
[pause before he falls to his knees and breaks down in tears]

Prince Zuko: Uncle. You were unconscious. Azula did this to you. It was a surprise attack.
Uncle Iroh: Somehow, that's not so surprising.

Uncle Iroh: Lightning is a pure expression of Firebending without aggression. It is not fueled by rage or emotion the way other Firebending is. Some call lightning the cold-blooded fire. It is precise and deadly, like Azula. To perform the technique requires peace of mind.
Prince Zuko: I see. That's why we're drinking tea, to calm the mind.
Uncle Iroh: Oh, yeah, good point. I mean, yes.

Uncle Iroh: There is energy all around us. The energy is both Yin and Yang, positive energy and negative energy.
[He holds up one finger on each hand to stand for the two forms of energy]
Uncle Iroh: Only a select few Firebenders can separate these energies. This creates an imbalance. The energy wants to restore balance, and in the moment the positive and negative energy come crashing back together...
[He brings his hands together to illustrate the point]
Uncle Iroh: ...you provide release and guidance, creating lightning.
[Shows Zuko]
Prince Zuko: I'm ready to try it.
Uncle Iroh: Remember, once you separate the energy, you do not command it, you are simply its humble guide. Breathe first.

Prince Zuko: So, Uncle, I've been thinking. It's only a matter of time before I run into Azula again. I'm going to need to know more advanced firebending if I want to stand a chance against her. I know what you're going to say, she's my sister, and I should be trying to get along with her.
Uncle: No. She's crazy, and she needs to go down.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet: Part 4 - Avatar Aang (#3.21)" (2008)
Prince Zuko: [after Katara heals him from Azula's lightning] Thank you, Katara.
Katara: [tears running down her face] I think I'm the one who should be thanking you.

Ozai: [in a dark cell, fuming] I should count myself lucky. The new Fire Lord has graced me with his presence in my lowly prison cell.
Prince Zuko: You should count yourself lucky that the Avatar spared your life... Banishing me was the best thing you could've done for my life. It put me on the right path. Perhaps your time in here can do the same for you.

Mai: [from the doorway] You need some help with that?
Prince Zuko: [turning, embracing her] Mai, you're okay! They let you out of prison?
Mai: [tying Zuko's robes] My uncle pulled some strings. And it doesn't hurt when the new Fire Lord's your boyfriend.
Prince Zuko: So does this mean you don't hate me anymore?
Mai: I think it means, I actually kind of like you.
[they kiss]
Mai: [sternly] ... but don't *ever* break up with me again!

Prince Zuko: I can't believe a year ago my purpose in life was hunting you down, and now...
Aang: And now we're friends.
Prince Zuko: Yeah, we are friends.
Aang: I can't believe a year ago I was still frozen in a block of ice. The world's so different now.
Prince Zuko: And it's gonna be even more different. We'll rebuild it together.

Prince Zuko: Today, this war is finally over.
[Everyone cheers]
Prince Zuko: I promised my uncle that I would restore the honor of the Fire Nation, and I will. The road ahead of us is challenging. A hundred years of fighting has left the world scarred and divided, but with the Avatar's help, we can get it back on the right path and begin a new era of love and peace.
[Zuko bows down. The High Sage crowns Zuko]
High Sage: All hail Fire Lord Zuko!

[last lines]
Sokka: Zuko, stop moving. I'm trying to capture the moment. I wanted to do a painting, so we always remember the good times together.
Katara: That's very thoughtful of you, Sokka. Wait, why did you give me Momo's ears?
Sokka: Those are your hair loopies.
Prince Zuko: At least you don't look like a boar-q-pine. My hair is not that spiky.
Mai: I look like a man.
Suki: And why did you paint me Firebending?
Sokka: I thought it looked more exciting that way.
[Momo chitters]
Sokka: Oh, you think you can do a better job, Momo?
Uncle Iroh: Hey, my belly's not that big anymore. I really trimmed down.
Toph: Well, I think you all look perfect.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet: Part 3 - Into the Inferno (#3.20)" (2008)
[first lines]
Katara: Zuko, don't worry. We can take Azula.
Prince Zuko: I'm not worried about her. I worried about Aang. What if he doesn't have the guts to take out my father? What if he loses?
Katara: Aang won't lose. He's gonna come back... He has to.

Azula: Wait. You want to be Fire Lord? Fine. Let's settle this. Just you and me, brother. The showdown that was always meant to be: Agni Kai.
Prince Zuko: You're on!
Katara: What are you doing? She's playing you. She knows she can't take us both, so she's trying to separate us.
Prince Zuko: I know, but I can take her this time.
Katara: But even you admitted to your uncle that you would need help facing Azula.
Prince Zuko: There's something off about her. I can't explain it, but she's slipping, and this way, no one else has to get hurt.

Prince Zuko: No lightning today? What's the matter, afraid I'll redirect it?
Azula: Oh, I'll show you lightning!

High Sage: By decree of Pheonix King Ozai, I now crown you Fire Lord...
Azula: What are you waiting for? Do it!
Prince Zuko: Sorry, but you're not going to become Fire Lord today. I am!

Azula: I'm sorry it has to end this way, brother.
Prince Zuko: No you're not.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Bato of the Water Tribe (#1.15)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: [shoving a barfly aside] Out of my way. Step aside, filth.
Uncle Iroh: He means no offense. I'm certain you bathe regularly.

Prince Zuko: [showing June Katara's necklace] I need you to find someone.
June: What happened, your girlfriend run off on you?
Prince Zuko: It's not the girl I'm after.

Prince Zuko: How stupid do you think I am?
Sokka: Pretty stupid.

Prince Zuko: [Zuko and June are paralyzed] Uncle? I didn't see you get hit with the tongue.
Uncle Iroh: Shh.
[June glares at Iroh]

Herbalist: Out for a bit of fresh air, are we?
Prince Zuko: We're looking for someone.
Herbalist: I hope it's not Miyuki.
[Looking down at her cat]
Herbalist: Miyuki, did you get in trouble with the Fire Nation again?


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Boiling Rock: Part 2 (#3.15)" (2008)
Prince Zuko: What are you doing? Where are you taking me?
[the guards throw Zuko into a room]
Prince Zuko: I didn't do anything wrong.
Mai: Come on, Zuko, we all know that's a lie.
Prince Zuko: Mai.

Mai: The truth is, I guess I don't know you. All I get is a letter? You could have at least looked me in the eye when you ripped out my heart.
Prince Zuko: I didn't mean to...
Mai: [cutting him off] You didn't mean to?
Mai: [Reading Zuko's letter] "Dear, Mai, I'm sorry that you have to find out this way, but I'm leaving."
Prince Zuko: Stop! This isn't about you. This is about the Fire Nation.
Mai: Thanks, Zuko. That makes me feel all better.

Guard: Ma'am, there's a riot going on. I'm here to protect you.
Mai: I don't need any protection.
Prince Zuko: Heh. Believe me, she doesn't.
Guard: I'm sorry, but I'm under direct orders from your uncle to make sure nothing happens.
[Zuko Firebends and the guard darts in to shield Mai, allowing Zuko to escape]
Mai: [to guard] Get off me.
[she runs to the door as Zuko slams it shut; she and Zuko share a long look through the bars before Zuko runs off]

Suki: We're on our way.
Hakoda: [Looking back at the platform] Wait! Who's that?
Prince Zuko: That's a problem. It's my sister and her friend.

Suki: [about Azula and Ty Lee] This is a rematch I've been waiting for.
Prince Zuko: Me too.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Waterbending Scroll (#1.9)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: Tell me where he is and I won't hurt you or your brother.
Katara: Go jump in the river!

[Zuko and the Pirate Captain are fighting]
Uncle Iroh: Are you so busy fighting you cannot see your own ship has set sail?
Prince Zuko: We have no time for your proverbs, Uncle!
Uncle Iroh: [points] It's no proverb.
Pirate Captain: Bleeding hog-monkeys!
[runs off]
Prince Zuko: [laughs, then sees the pirates sailing away on HIS ship] Hey! That's my boat!
Uncle Iroh: Maybe it should be a proverb.

Katara: My mother's necklace! How did you get that?
Prince Zuko: I didn't steal it, if that's what you're wondering.

Prince Zuko: [after his uncle took them off course to a marketplace to search for a game piece that they didn't even have] It's good to know this trip was a complete waste of time for *everyone*!
Uncle Iroh: Quite the contrary. I always say the only thing better than finding something you were looking for, is finding something you weren't looking for at a great bargain!
[Cut to a parade of Fire nation soldiers carrying piles of merchandise Iroh just bought]
Prince Zuko: You bought a Sunghi horn?
Uncle Iroh: For music night on the ship. Now, if we only had some woodwinds...

Prince Zuko: [to his helmsman] What's the meaning of this mutiny? No one told you to change course.
Uncle Iroh: [Interjecting] Actually, someone did. I assure you it is a matter of utmost importance, Prince Zuko.
Prince Zuko: Is it something to do with the Avatar?
Uncle Iroh: Even more urgent. It seems I... I've lost my lotus tile.
[points to his Pai Cho board]
Prince Zuko: Lotus tile?
Uncle Iroh: For my Pai Cho game. Most people think that lotus tile insignificant. But it is essential for the unusual strategy that I employ.
Prince Zuko: [incensed] You've changed our course for a stupid lotus tile?
Uncle Iroh: See, you, like most people, underestimate its value. Just give me ten minutes to check the merchants at this port of call. Hopefully, they'll have the lotus tile in stock and I can get on with my life.
Uncle Iroh: [Zuko works hard to contain his anger, ultimately releasing a gout of flame from his mouth the licks over the ceiling. Cut to a smiling Iroh, who is soon clouded with smoke] I'm lucky to have such an understanding nephew.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Southern Air Temple (#1.3)" (2005)
Uncle Iroh: So this is how the great Commander Zhao acts in defeat? Disgraceful. Even in exile, my nephew is more honorable then you. Thanks again for the tea. It was delicious.
[Iroh and Zuko leave]
Prince Zuko: Did you really mean that, Uncle?
Uncle Iroh: Of course. I told you Ginseng tea is my favorite.

Commander Zhao: That's quite a bit of damage.
Prince Zuko: Yes. You wouldn't believe what happened. Uncle, tell Commander Zhao what happened.
Uncle Iroh: Yes. I will do that. It was incredible.
[to Zuko]
Uncle Iroh: What? Did we crash or something?

Prince Zuko: If my father thinks the rest of the world will follow him willingly then he is a fool!
Commander Zhao: Two years at sea have done little to temper your tongue.

Commander Zhao: You can't compete with me. I have hundreds of warships under my command. And you... you're just a banished prince. No home, no allies. Your own father doesn't even want you.
Prince Zuko: You're wrong. Once I deliver the Avatar to my father, he will welcome me home with honor and restore my rightful place on the throne.
Commander Zhao: If your father really wanted you home, he would have let you return home by now, Avatar or no Avatar, but in his eyes, you are a failure and a disgrace to the Fire Nation.
Prince Zuko: That's not true.
Commander Zhao: You have the scar to prove it.
Prince Zuko: [shouts] Maybe you'd like one to match!


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Boy in the Iceberg (#1.1)" (2005)
Uncle Iroh: Even if you're right, and the Avatar *is* alive, you won't find him. Your father, grandfather *and* great-grandfather all tried and failed.
Prince Zuko: Because their honor didn't hinge on the Avatar's capture. Mine does. This coward's hundred years in hiding are over.

Prince Zuko: [Seeing the light from the exploding iceberg] Finally. Uncle, do you realize what this means?
Uncle Iroh: [sitting down, drinking tea and playing a game with domino-like pieces] I won't get to finish my game?
Prince Zuko: It means my search, it's about to come to an end.
[Iroh sighs]
Prince Zuko: That light came from an incredibly powerful source. It has to be *him*.
Uncle Iroh: Or it's just the celestial lights. We've been down this road before, Prince Zuko. I don't want you to get too excited over nothing. Please, sit. Why don't you enjoy a cup of calming jasmine tea?
Prince Zuko: [exploding in anger] I don't need any calming tea! I need to capture the Avatar! Helmsman, head a course for the light.

Uncle Iroh: [Doing Firebending drills with Zuko] No! Power in Firebending comes from the breath. Not the muscles. The breath becomes energy in the body. The energy extends past your limbs and becomes fire.
[Iroh demonstrates, releasing a controlling plume of flame that bursts in front of Zuko, but does not hit him]
Uncle Iroh: Get it right this time.
Prince Zuko: Enough. I've been drilling this sequence all day. Teach me the next set. I'm more than ready.
Uncle Iroh: No, you're impatient. You have yet to master your basics.
[More forcefully]
Uncle Iroh: Drill it again!
Prince Zuko: Grrrr... huh!
[He blasts one of the guards backwards with a gout of fire]
Prince Zuko: The sages tell us that the Avatar is the last Airbender. He must be over a hundred years old by now. He's had a century to master the four elements. I'll need more than basic Firebending to defeat him. You *will* teach me the advanced set!
Uncle Iroh: Very well. But first I must finish my roast duck.
[Begins eating]
Uncle Iroh: Num num... num...

[last lines]
Prince Zuko: [Looking at Aang through a telescope] The last airbender. Quite agile for his old age. Wake my uncle! Tell him I found the Avatar...


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Cave of Two Lovers (#2.2)" (2006)
Uncle Iroh: You're looking at the rare white dragon bush. Its leaves make a tea so delicious, it's heartbreaking. That, or it's the white jade bush, which is poisonous.
Prince Zuko: We need food, not tea. I'm going fishing.
[exits]
Uncle Iroh: Hmm... Delectable tea or deadly poison.

Uncle Iroh: Zuko, remember that plant that I thought might be tea?
Prince Zuko: You didn't.
Uncle Iroh: I did...
[turns revealing his red, swollen face]
Uncle Iroh: ...and it wasn't.
Prince Zuko: Yah!
Uncle Iroh: When the rash spreads to my throat, I will stop breathing. But look what I found!
[holds up a branch of berries]
Uncle Iroh: These are pakui berries, known to cure the poison of the white jade plant. That, or makaola berries that cause blindness.
Prince Zuko: We're not taking any more chances with these plants. We need to get help.
Uncle Iroh: But where are we going to go? We're enemies of the Earth Kingdom and fugitives from the Fire Nation.
Prince Zuko: If the Earth Kingdom discovers us, they'll have us killed.
Uncle Iroh: If the Fire Nation discovers us, we'll be turned over to Azula.
Prince Zuko: [both share a glance] Earth Kingdom it is.

Song: Do you have names?
Prince Zuko: Names? Of course we have names. I'm... Lee. And this is my uncle... uh... Mushi.
[Iroh glares at him, then smiles]
Uncle Iroh: Yes, my nephew was named after his father so we just call him Junior.

Prince Zuko: We're not taking any more chances with these plants. We need to get help!
Uncle Iroh: But where are we going to go? We're enemies of the Earth Kingdom, and fugitives from the Fire Nation.
Prince Zuko: If the Earth Kingdom discovers us, they'll have us killed.
Uncle Iroh: If the Fire Nation discovers us, we'll be turned over to Azula.
Prince Zuko: [both share a glance] ... Earth Kingdom it is!


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Avatar State (#2.1)" (2006)
Prince Zuko: I want the Avatar. I want my honor, my throne. I want my father not to think I'm worthless.
Uncle Iroh: I'm sure he doesn't. Why would he banish you if he didn't care?
[Zuko walks off]
Uncle Iroh: Err, that came out wrong, didn't it?

Azula: In my country, we exchange a pleasant "hello" before asking questions. Have you become uncivilized so soon, Zuzu?
Prince Zuko: Don't call me that!

Prince Zuko: We're going home. After three long years. It's unbelievable.
Uncle Iroh: It *is* unbelievable. I have never known my brother to regret anything.
Prince Zuko: Did you listen to Azula? Father's realized how important family is to him. He cares about me.
Uncle Iroh: *I* care about you. And if Ozai wants you back, well, I think it may not be for the reasons you imagine.
Prince Zuko: You don't know how my father feels about me. You don't know anything.
Uncle Iroh: Zuko, I only meant that, in our family, things are not always what they seem.
Prince Zuko: I think that you are exactly what you seem, a lazy, mistrustful, shallow old man who's always been jealous of his brother.

Prince Zuko: You lied to me!
Azula: Like I've never done that before.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Desert (#2.11)" (2006)
Uncle Iroh: It's nice to see old friends.
Prince Zuko: Too bad you don't have any old friends that don't want to attack you.
Uncle Iroh: [thinking] Hmmm... Old friends that don't want to attack me...

Uncle Iroh: Colonel Mongke, what a pleasant surprise.
Colonel Mongke: If you're surprised we're here, then the Dragon of the West has lost a few steps.
Prince Zuko: You know these guys?
Uncle Iroh: Sure. Colonel Mongke and the Rough Rhinos are legendary. Each one is a different kind of weapons specialist. They are also a very capable singing group.
Colonel Mongke: We're not here to give a concert. We're here to apprehend fugitives.
Uncle Iroh: Would you like some tea first? I'd love some.
Uncle Iroh: [to one of the Raiders] How about you, Kachee? I make you as a jasmine man. Am I right?

Sha-Mo: [to Iroh] Welcome brother. The White Lotus opens wide to those who know her secrets.
Prince Zuko: What are you old gasbags talking about?
Uncle Iroh: I always tried to tell you that Pai Sho is more than just a game.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: City of Walls and Secrets (#2.14)" (2006)
Prince Zuko: This city is a prison. I don't want to make a life here.
Uncle Iroh: Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.

Uncle Iroh: Would you like a pot of tea?
Prince Zuko: We've been working in a tea shop all day. I'm sick of tea!
Uncle Iroh: Sick of tea? That's like being sick of *breathing*!

Jet: [Trying to expose Iroh as a firebender] You'll have to defend yourself. Then everyone will know. Go ahead, show them what you can do.
Prince Zuko: [Zuko holds back a Dai Li agent] You want a show?
[Zuko draws out his swords]
Prince Zuko: I'll give you a show!


The Last Airbender (2010)
Prince Zuko: [preparing to fight] Who are you?
Katara: My name is Katara. And I'm the only Waterbender left in the Southern Water Tribe.

Prince Zuko: [after Aang has completed the test] You are my prisoner.
Aang: What? But you said...
Uncle Iroh: I should have explained more. If you failed the test, you'd be free to go. But you're the only one who has been able to pass the test. It is an honor to be in your presence.
[bowing slightly]

Uncle Iroh: There are a lot of pretty girls here Zuko. You could settle down here, and you could have a blessed life. You don't have to continue this Zuko.
Prince Zuko: I will show you why we must Uncle. Hey, hey little one, come here. You look like a very smart boy. Tell me what you know about the Prince; the Firelord's son. He spoke out of turn to a general, in defense... for some of his friends, who were going to be sacrificed in a battle. Then Prince Zuko was sentenced to an Agni Kai duel, but when he showed up, it was his father he was to fight. He would not fight his father. Then, his father mocked him, and said, I should bring your sister over here to beat you. Then the father burnt his son, to teach him a lesson. We'll catch him soon Uncle, then we could think about the pretty girls.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Nightmares and Daydreams (#3.9)" (2007)
Zuko: I'm just going to Mai's house. It's not far.
Palace Servant: It's not a prince's place to walk anywhere, sir.

Mai: Zuko, it's just a dumb meeting. Who cares?
Zuko: I don't.
Mai: Well, good. You shouldn't. I mean, why would you even want to go? Just think about how things went at the last war meeting you went to.
Zuko: [Zuko sighs] I know.

Mai: So, how did it go?
Zuko: When I got to the meeting, everyone welcomed me. My father had saved me a seat. He wanted me next to him. I was literally at his right hand.
Mai: Zuko, that's wonderful. You must be happy.
Zuko: During the meeting, I was a perfect prince... the son my father wanted. But I wasn't me.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Headband (#3.2)" (2007)
Mai: Orange is such an awful color.
Prince Zuko: [snickers] You're so beautiful when you hate the world.
Mai: I don't hate you.
Prince Zuko: I don't hate you, too.

Prince Zuko: [to Iroh] I admit it. I have everything I always wanted, but it's not at all how I thought it would be. The truth is, I need your advice. I think the Avatar is still alive. I know he's out there. I'm losing my mind. Please, Uncle, I'm so confused. I need your help...
[Iroh continues to ignore Zuko]
Prince Zuko: Forget it! I'll solve this myself! Waste away in here for all I care!

[last lines]
Prince Zuko: [to a mercenary] You're sure you weren't followed? I've heard about you. They say you're good at what you do. And even better at keeping secrets. The Avatar's alive. I want you to find him... and end him.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Lake Laogai (#2.17)" (2006)
Uncle Iroh: So, I was thinking about names for my new tea shop. How about... The Jasmine Dragon? It's dramatic, poetic, has a nice ring to it.
Prince Zuko: The Avatar is here in Ba Sing Se, and he's lost his bison.
Uncle Iroh: We have a chance for a new life here. If you start stirring up trouble, we could lose all the good things that are happening for us.
Prince Zuko: Good things that are happening for you. Have you ever thought that I want more from life than a nice apartment and a job serving tea?
Uncle Iroh: There's nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life, and why.
Prince Zuko: I want my destiny.
Uncle Iroh: What that means is up to you.
[Zuko exits]
Uncle Iroh: The Tea Weevil! No, that's stupid.

Quon: Your life is about to change for the better.
Prince Zuko: I'll try to contain my joy.

Prince Zuko: [dressed as the Blue Spirit] Uncle?
Uncle: So, the Blue Spirit? I wonder who could be behind that mask?
Prince Zuko: [sighs and removes mask] What are you doing here?
Uncle: I was just about to ask you the same thing. What do you plan to do now that you've found the Avatar's bison? Keep it locked in our new apartment? Should I go put on a pot of tea for him?
Prince Zuko: First, I have to get it out of here.
Uncle: And then what? You never think these things through. This is exactly what happened when you captured the Avatar at the North Pole. You had him and then you had no where to go!
Prince Zuko: I would have figured something out.
Uncle: No, if his friends hadn't found you, you would have frozen to death!
Prince Zuko: I know my own destiny, Uncle.
Uncle: Is it your *own* destiny, or is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you?
Prince Zuko: Stop it, Uncle. I have to do this.
Uncle: I'm begging you, Prince Zuko. It's time for you to look *inward* and begin asking yourself the big questions. Who are you and what do *you* want?
[Zuko yells in frustration and slams his swords on the ground]


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Day of Black Sun: Part 2 - The Eclipse (#3.11)" (2007)
Prince Zuko: First of all, in Ba Sing Se it was Azula who took down the Avatar, not me.
Fire Lord Ozai: Why would she lie to me about that?
Prince Zuko: Because the Avatar's not dead. He survived.
Fire Lord Ozai: What?
Prince Zuko: In fact, he's probably leading this invasion. He could be on his way here right now.
Fire Lord Ozai: Get out! Get out of my sight right now if you know what's good for you.
Prince Zuko: That's another thing. I'm not taking orders from you anymore.
Fire Lord Ozai: You will obey me, or this defiant breath will be your last.
Prince Zuko: [Zuko draws his swords] Think again. I am going to speak my mind and you are going to listen.

Prince Zuko: After I leave here today, I'm going to free Uncle Iroh from his prison, and I'm going to beg for his forgiveness. He's the one who's been a real father to me.
Fire Lord Ozai: [chuckling] Oh, that's just beautiful. And maybe he can pass down to you the ways of tea and failure.
Prince Zuko: But I've come to an even more important decision. I'm going to join the Avatar, and I'm going to help him defeat you.

Prince Zuko: For so long, all I wanted was for you to love me, to accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted, but really, I was just trying to please you. You, my *father*, who banished me just for talking out of turn. My *father*, who challenged me, a 13-year-old boy, to an Agni Kai. How can you possibly justify a duel with a child?
Fire Lord: It was to teach you respect.
Prince Zuko: It was cruel! And it was wrong.
Fire Lord: Then you've learned nothing!
Prince Zuko: No. I've learned everything! And I've had to learn it on my own. Growing up, we were taught that the Fire Nation was the greatest civilization in history, and somehow, the war was our way of sharing our greatness with the rest of the world. What an amazing lie that was. The people of the world are terrified by the Fire Nation. They don't see our greatness. They hate us, and we deserve it. We've created an era of fear in the world. And if we don't want the world to destroy itself, we need to replace it with an era of peace and kindness.
Fire Lord: [laughs] Your uncle has gotten to you, hasn't he?
Prince Zuko: Yes. He has.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Siege of the North: Part 1 (#1.19)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: [to Katara] You rise with the moon. I rise with the sun.

Uncle Iroh: I'm sorry. I just nag you because, well, since I lost my son...
Prince Zuko: Uncle, you don't have to say it.
Uncle Iroh: I think of you as my own.
Prince Zuko: know Uncle. We'll meet again...
[Uncle hugs Zuko]
Prince Zuko: ...after I have the Avatar.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Tales of Ba Sing Se (#2.15)" (2006)
Prince Zuko: Uncle, we have a problem. One of the customers is on to us. Don't look now, but there is a girl over there at the corner table, she knows we're Fire Nation.
[Uncle looks at the girl]
Prince Zuko: Didn't I say don't look?
Uncle Iroh: You are right, Zuko. I've seen that girl in here quite a lot. Seems to me she has quite a little crush on you.
Prince Zuko: What?

[last lines]
Uncle: How was your night, Prince Zuko?
Prince Zuko: It was nice.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Waterbending Master (#1.18)" (2005)
[Zhao, seeing broadswords on the wall, flashes back to when saw the Blue Spirit fighting with broadswords]
Admiral Zhao: I didn't know you were skilled with broadswords, Prince Zuko.
Prince Zuko: I'm not. They're antiques, just decorative.
Admiral Zhao: Have you heard of the Blue Spirit, General Iroh?
Uncle Iroh: Just rumors. I don't think he is real.
Admiral Zhao: He's real all right. He's a criminal and an enemy of the Fire Nation. But I have a feeling justice will catch up with him soon.

Prince Zuko: [to his uncle] For the last time, I'm not playing the songi horn.
Uncle Iroh: No, it's about our plans. There's a bit of a problem.
[Zhao enters the room behind Iroh]
Admiral Zhao: I'm taking your crew.
Prince Zuko: [turning to face Zhao] What?
Admiral Zhao: I've recruited them for a little expedition to the North Pole.
Prince Zuko: Uncle, is that true?
Uncle Iroh: I'm afraid so. He's taking everyone...
[Putting his arm over his face in woe]
Uncle Iroh: ...even the cook.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Spirit World: Winter Solstice, Part 1 (#1.7)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: [Uncle is soaking in a hot spring] Enough! We need to leave now! Get out of the water!
Uncle Iroh: Very well.
[Uncle rises. Zuko covers his eyes]
Prince Zuko: On second thought, why don't you take another few minutes. But be back at the ship in half an hour or I'm leaving without you!

Prince Zuko: Now, would you please put on some clothes?


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Warriors of Kyoshi (#1.4)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: [looking at a map] How am I going to find him, Uncle? He is clearly a master of evasive maneuvering.
Sokka: [cut to him, looking at the same map] You have no idea where you're going, do you?

[first lines]
Prince Zuko: The only reason you should be interrupting me is if you have news about the Avatar.
Uncle Iroh: Well, there is news, Prince Zuko, but you might not like it. Don't get too upset.
Prince Zuko: Uncle, you taught me that keeping a level head is a sign of a great leader. Now, whatever you have to say, I'm sure I can handle it.
Uncle Iroh: Okay, then. We have no idea where he is.
Prince Zuko: What?


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Earth King (#2.18)" (2006)
Uncle Iroh: You did the right thing letting the Avatar's bison go.
Zuko: I don't feel right...
[Zuko groans and collapses to the ground]

Uncle Iroh: You should know this is not a natural sickness. But that shouldn't stop you from enjoying tea.
Prince Zuko: Wha... what's happening?
Uncle Iroh: Your critical decision, what you did beneath that lake, it was in such conflict with your image of yourself that you are now at war within your own mind and body.
Prince Zuko: What's that mean?
[coughing]
Uncle Iroh: You are going through a metamorphosis, my nephew. It will not be a pleasant experience. But when you come out of it, you will be the beautiful prince you were always meant to be.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Avatar Returns (#1.2)" (2005)
Aang: Looking for me?
Prince Zuko: You're the Airbender? You're the Avatar?
Katara: Aang?
Sokka: No way.
Prince Zuko: I've spent years preparing for this encouter, training, meditating. You're just a child.
Prince Zuko: Well, you're just a teenager.

Uncle Iroh: Good news for the Fire Lord. The Fire Nation's greatest threat is just a little kid.
Prince Zuko: That kid, Uncle, just did this. I won't underestimate him again! Dig the ship out and follow them!
[Notices half the crew is defrosting the other half]
Prince Zuko: As soon as you're done with that.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Siege of the North: Part 2 (#1.20)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: I finally have you, but I can't get you home because of this blizzard. There's always something. Not that you would understand. You're like my sister. Everything always came easy to her. She's a Firebending prodigy, and everyone adores her. My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born. I don't need luck, though. I don't want it. I've always had to struggle and fight and that's made me strong. It's made me who I am.

Prince Zuko: Here for a rematch?
Katara: Trust me, Zuko, it's not going to be much of a match.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Chase (#2.8)" (2006)
Azula: Do you really want to fight me?
[Zuko comes out of hiding]
Prince Zuko: Yes, I really do.

[last lines]
[after Iroh is struck down by Azula]
Prince Zuko: [to Aang's group] Get away from us!
Katara: Zuko, I can help.
Prince Zuko: Leave!


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Swamp (#2.4)" (2006)
[Zuko and Iroh are reduced to begging]
Broadswordsman: How about some entertainment in exchange for... a *gold* piece?
Prince Zuko: We're not performers.
Uncle Iroh: Not professional, anyway.
Uncle Iroh: [sings] It's a long, long way/ to Ba Sing Se/ But the girls in the city/ they look so pretty.
Broadswordsman: Come on, we're talking a gold piece here. Let's see some action. Dance!
[swings his swords at Iroh's legs]
Uncle Iroh: [singing] They kiss so sweet/ that you've really got to meet/ the girls from Ba Sing Se.
Broadswordsman: [laughing] Nothing like a fat man dancing for his dinner. Here you go.
Uncle Iroh: [smiling] Such a kind man.

Prince Zuko: [while panhandling] This is humiliating! We're royalty. These people should be giving us whatever we want.
Uncle Iroh: They will - if you ask nicely.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Avatar Day (#2.5)" (2006)
Prince Zuko: There's no honor for me without the Avatar.
Uncle Iroh: Zuko.
[sighs]
Uncle Iroh: Even if you did capture the Avatar, I'm not so sure it would solve our problems. Not now.
Prince Zuko: Then there's no hope at all.
Uncle Iroh: No, Zuko! You must never give into dispair. Allow yourself to slip down that road, and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.

Prince Zuko: Uncle... I thought a lot about what you said.
Uncle Iroh: You did? Good, good.
Prince Zuko: It's helped me to realize something. We no longer have anything to gain by traveling together. I need to find my own way.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Blue Spirit (#1.13)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: My honor, my throne, my country. I'm about to lose them all.

Uncle Iroh: Where have you been, Prince Zuko? You missed music night! Lieutenant Jee sang a stirring love song.
Prince Zuko: [Walking away] I'm going to bed. No disturbances.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Avatar and the Firelord (#3.6)" (2007)
Prince Zuko: [to Iroh] You sent this, didn't you? I found the secret history, which, by the way, should be renamed the history most people already know. The note said that I needed to know about my Great-Grandfather's death! But he was still alive in the end.
Uncle Iroh: No. He wasn't.
Prince Zuko: What are you talking about?
Uncle Iroh: You have more than one Great-Grandfather, Prince Zuko. Sozin was your Father's Grandfather. Your mother's Grandfather was Avatar Roku.
Prince Zuko: [Zuko looks shocked] Why are you telling me this?
Uncle Iroh: Because understanding the struggle between your two Great-Grandfathers can help you better understand the battle within yourself. Evil and Good are always at war inside you, Zuko. It is your nature. Your legacy. But, there is a bright side. What happened generations ago can be resolved now, by *you*. Because of your legacy, you alone can cleanse the sins of our family, and the Fire Nation. Born in you along with all the strife is the power to restore balance to the world.
[Iroh opens a secret compartment, revealing Roku's crown, and offers it to Zuko]
Uncle Iroh: This is a royal artifact. It's supposed to be worn by the Crown Prince.

Prince Zuko: Wait. I need to ask you something. What do you remember about our Great-Grandfather's history?
Azula: Oh, Zuko, it's so strange how your mind works. Fire Lord Sozin began the war, of course. He spent his early years secretly preparing for it, but he was as patient as he was clever. He famously waited for the comet, later renamed Sozin's comet, and used its power to launch his full-scale invasion of the world. In the end, he died a very old and successful man.
Prince Zuko: But, how did you die?
Azula: Didn't you pay *any* attention in school, Zuko? He died peacefully, in his sleep. He was ancient.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Drill (#2.13)" (2006)
Prince Zuko: [after seeing his uncle flirt with a rather ugly ticket seller] I'm gonna forget I saw that.


"The Legend of Korra: The Earth Queen (#3.3)" (2014)
Eska: Why didn't anyone tell us we have a secret prison we could have been throwing people in?
Desna: I'd like to put my tailor in here. He never gets my cuffs right. They're so... crease-y.
Lord Zuko: We built this place secretly with your father to hold a very special prisoner. She's a powerful firebender named P'Li who can create explosions with her mind. Ironically, I hired a guy with a similar ability to kill the Avatar myself once.
[There's a slightly awkward silence]
Lord Zuko: Didn't work.
Eska: Don't feel bad. I tried to kill Korra after she ruined my wedding. It happens.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Day of Black Sun: Part 1 - The Invasion (#3.10)" (2007)
Prince Zuko: [to a picture of his mother] I know I've made some bad choices. But today, I'm going to set things right.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Awakening (#3.1)" (2007)
Mai: Aren't you cold?
Prince Zuko: I've got a lot on my mind. It's been so long... over three years since I was home. I wonder what's changed. I wonder how *I've* changed.
Mai: [Mai yawns] I just asked if you were cold. I didn't ask for your whole life story.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Storm (#1.12)" (2005)
General: [In a flashback] The Earth Kingdom defenses are concentrated here, a dangerous battalion of their strongest Earthbenders and fiercest warriors. So, I am recommending the 41st division.
Old General: But the 41st is entirely new recruits. How do you expect them to defeat a powerful Earth Kingdom battalion?
General: [Coldly] I don't. They'll be used as a distraction while we mount an attack from the rear. What better to use as bait then fresh meat?
Prince Zuko: You can't sacrifice an entire division like that! Those soldiers love and defend our nation. How can you betray them?
Uncle Iroh: [Cut to the present] Zuko was right, you see, but it was not his place to speak out, and there were dire consequences.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Guru (#2.19)" (2006)
[first lines]
Prince Zuko: What's that smell?
Uncle: It's jook. I'm sure you wouldn't like it.
Prince Zuko: [smells the jook] Actually, it smells delicious. I'd love a bowl, Uncle.
Uncle: Now that your fever is gone, you seem different somehow.
Prince Zuko: It's a new day. We've got a new apartment, new furniture, and today's the Grand Opening of your new tea shop. Things are looking up, Uncle.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: Avatar Roku: Winter Solstice, Part 2 (#1.8)" (2005)
Prince Zuko: I'm chasing the Avatar. My father will understand why I'm returning home.
Uncle Iroh: You give him too much credit. My brother is not the understanding type.


"Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Serpent's Pass (#2.12)" (2006)
Jet: You know, as soon as I saw your scar, I knew exactly who you were. You're an outcast like me. And us outcasts have to stick together. We have to watch each other's backs, because no one else will.
Prince Zuko: I've realized lately that being on your own isn't always the best path.