Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book 3: Fire

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008) is an American animated television series airing on Nickelodeon. It follows the adventures of Aang, the successor to a long line of Avatars, and his friends Katara, Sokka and later Toph, and their two animal companions Appa and Momo in their quest to save the world from the merciless Fire Nation, while avoiding capture from pursuers including Prince Zuko and other hunters from the Fire Nation.

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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.

Ozai:
[Laughs] That's just beautiful. Maybe he can pass down to you the ways of tea and failure.

Zuko:
But I've come to an even more important decision. I'm gonna join the Avatar, and I'm going to help him defeat you.

Ozai:
Really? Since you're a full blown traitor and you want me gone, why wait? I'm powerless. You've got your swords. Why don't you just do it now?

Zuko:
Because I know my own destiny. Taking you down is the Avatar's destiny. Goodbye.

Ozai:
Coward! You may think that you're brave enough to face me, but you'll only do it during the Eclipse. If you have any real courage, you'll stick around until the sun comes out. Don't you want to hear what happened to your mother?

Zuko:
What happened that night?

Ozai:
My father, Fire Lord Azulon, had commanded me to do the unthinkable to you, my own son, and I was going to do it. Your mother found out and swore she would protect you at any cost. She knew I wanted the throne, so she proposed a plan; a plan in which I would become Fire Lord and your life would be spared. Your mother did vicious treasonous things that night. She knew the consequences and accepted them. For her treason she was banished.

Zuko:
So she's alive.

Ozai:
Perhaps.... Now I realize that banishment is far to merciful a penalty for treason. Your penalty will be far steeper.... (The eclipse ends, and Ozai strikes Zuko with lightning, only for Zuko to direct it back to him, knocking Ozai off his feet)

Zuko:
Sokka told me the story of what happened. I know who did it, and I know how to find him.

Aang:
Umm and what exactly do you think this will accomplish?

Katara:
(shakes her head and lets out a laughing breath) 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 after I found out what happened to my people?!

Zuko:
She needs this, Aang. This is about getting closure and justice.

Aang:
I don't think so. I think it's about getting revenge.

Katara:
Fine! Maybe it is! Maybe that's what I need! Maybe that's what he deserves.

Aang:
Katara, you sound like Jet.

Katara:
It's not the same. Jet attacked the innocent. This man...he's a monster.

Sokka:
Katara, she was my mother too, but I think Aang might be right.

Katara:
Then you didn't love her the way I did!

Sokka:
(with hurt showing on his face and in his voice) Katara!

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 preschool! It's the real world.

Katara:
Now that I know he's out there, now that I know that we could find him, I feel like I have no choice.

Aang:
Katara, you do have a choice. Forgiveness.

Zuko:
That's the same as doing nothing!

Aang:
No it's not. It's easy to do nothing, but it's hard to forgive.

Katara:
It's not just hard. It's impossible.

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