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Ursa speculation
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sistermagpie From: sistermagpie Date: July 14th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could believe either way about Ursa. She is, as you say, from a fire-bending family, and both her kids are benders. Does that mean she will do it? Probably it more depends on what they need. As you pointed out, in the first ep Zuko beats Sokka without ever bending so they might go that way.

I tend to think the show would avoid having her ever kill her own daughter. What makes Ozai evil is that he would kill his son for not being evil. They've set up a parallel with Azula stating that her mother recognized her for being a monster, but I don't know whether she'd actually kill her for that. Though of course, it does seem like that's what she's known for already--possibly killing Azulon to protect Zuko. It does seem like if anybody could take Azula out she could.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: July 14th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
As you pointed out, in the first ep Zuko beats Sokka without ever bending so they might go that way.

And as a fellow *fan* of a certain other children's story, wasn't that a "yah!" moment for the benders actually being phsyically competent in combat that didn't have to do with bending? In fact, the whole show is a "yah!" for telling a story where both the magical people benders and the muggles non-benders can go head-to-head in combat and be evenly matched? And the Ron Weasley-like character non-bender of the Gaang is also the group's leader and an integral member of the team?

I tend to think the show would avoid having her ever kill her own daughter.


Ah yes, the pesky children's show ratings. However, they did let a father scar his own son, and the whole premise of the show's title is based on racial genocide. They may decide to push that envelope even further.


Though of course, it does seem like that's what she's known for already--possibly killing Azulon to protect Zuko. It does seem like if anybody could take Azula out she could.

That's what I think, as well. Azula is just so good that I think that even Ozzai might find her a challenge.
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