Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Or at least I'm assuming it was an agni kai, given I'd never witnessed one. [8], Zhao was one of the witnesses to the Agni Kai between Zuko and Fire Lord Ozai during which Zuko was burned badly and subsequently banished from the Fire Nation. While initially the series' primary antagonist, over time, Zuko has shown that he is a complex young man, motivated to restore his honor and dignity, and not an evil character; he eventually forsakes his past goals and becomes a hero. In case y'all forgot, Zuko did the helicopter fucking whirl thingy during his Agni Kai with Zhao, and Azula used the little fucking slice deal in Omashu. Afterward, he led a large invasion force in a siege of the North Pole, for the dual purposes of capturing the Avatar and destroying the Northern Water Tribe, with Iroh as his military consultant. Fighting style [1], This arrogance was ultimately realized in his final act, as his refusal to accept Zuko's helping hand[1] led to his imprisonment in the Fog of Lost Souls, where he descended into madness, continuing to mutter his self-made titles and mistaking Tenzin for Aang. [7] After this incident, he became obsessed with his supposed destiny: to destroy the Ocean and Moon Spirits and end waterbending. More about Zhao Nationality Despite his failure to capture the Avatar, Zhao's successes were prominent enough that he eventually managed to secure a promotion to admiral. Unbeknownst to him, a blue-masked warrior infiltrated the fortress and freed the Avatar. He invited a reluctant Zuko and a jolly Iroh to drink tea in his office. Zhao usually undertook missions for the sole purpose of glorifying his name. I sat up and used airbending to open it to see iroh smiling." Meanwhile, Zuko has his Agni Kai with Zhao, who sees him as weak and decides to take control of the mission. The Agni Kai is an ancient Fire Nation tradition. The color palette combined with the somber music playing never failed to send shivers down my spine. Fire Nation The outcome of an Agni Kai affects the honor of each opponent. Zuko and Azula fought an Agni Kai to decide who would become the next Fire Lord. These duels are a popular method of resolving conflicts and are a source of entertainment for all spectators. However, Zuko manages to break the commander's stance. 8 Zhao Agni Kai The first battle between Agni Kai and Zhao took place in episode three of the very first season. Weapon of choice Here, Zhao found a relic merchant and made a deal with him: if he gave an Air Nomad necklace to the Avatar when he passed through and got him interested in going into the mountains and the Air Nomad traps, Zhao would let the merchant take whatever he wanted from the traps. [2] His reflexes and strength were also remarkable and he displayed noteworthy unarmed fighting skill, able to easily deflect spears thrown at him by Lin Yee with a single hand,[6] and effortlessly parry Hahn's assassination attempt and throw him to the oceans to his death in return. However, the Avatar had the advantage, as he knew how to work the Air Nomad relics, and defeated Zhao with a dorje before fleeing. Other Media During Azula's coronation as the new Fire Lord, Zuko showed up to claim his birthright, prompting Azula to challenge him to an Agni Kai for the crown. On the second day of the siege, Zhao's forces managed to penetrate the city's walls. In one of the most anticipated battles of the series, Zuko and Azula finally go head to head in the Agni Kai to end all Agni Kai. [3], Zhao began to use his position to hinder his rival Zuko by blockading the port they were anchored at. However, he had a Yuyan Archer knock out the thief from long range. The Azula vs Zuko agni kai was one of the best fights I have seen in TV history. He said that the task of capturing the Avatar was too important to entrust to a teenager, and announced his own intentions to capture the Avatar himself. However, his mistakes and struggles lead him to realize his destiny … "Avatar Extras" also claims the following to be true in relation to Zhao: After receiving his promotion to admiral, he stayed up all night to celebrate it. "I may not like you but my loyalties lie with you," Asake said, crossing her arms over her chest. Light Cho trận đấu cụ thể giữa Zuko và Azula, xem Agni Kai Cường lực Sao chổi. [2] When fighting Aang, he fired many larger than normal blasts of fire without any strain and having to charge. [1] In his final fight with Zuko, he proved able to keep up with him in close-quarters combat when they both used firebending, countering, and trading blows with him reasonably evenly, before ultimately being overwhelmed by Zuko's improvement.[1]. "Why do you care anyway? Asake said angrily. Finding Zhao to be delusional, the siblings wrestled him away and left him behind in the fog.[4]. Physical description Tsubaki's pov** I woke up to someone knocking on my door. Prince Zuko is born in the light of the setting sun. "Zuko!" Chronological information [3] He also displayed his ability to muster large forces and use deceptive means to overtake the enemy in Siege of the North, as he first took the advantage of his knowledge of Waterbending being weaker at day to effectively fight and eventually breach the Northern Water Tribe's walls, after which he proceeded to use the assault of his troops as a distraction to successfully capture and kill the Moon Spirit, which would have won the battle had Aang not fused with the Ocean Spirit to decimate his forces. From a young age, he was disdained by his father, an animosity that began shortly after the prince's birth. [2], Shortly after the Avatar's return to the world, Zhao was commanding a number of Fire Nation ships forming a blockade between Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom waters. Male The Agni Kai is over when one participant burns the other.[3]. Hair color Zhao was a highly skilled military strategist, having been known for being talented enough to quickly rise to the rank of captain and after decisively defeating an Earth Kingdom navy, a commander of an entire fleet. Agni Kai (Avatar) Spirit Zuko (Avatar) Child Abuse; The Spirits Decide To Be Useful; Summary. [3] He was trained by Jeong Jeong to become a master firebender and, as one of the most powerful men in the Fire Nation, took it upon himself to capture Avatar Aang, thus becoming a rival of Prince Zuko. Fog of Lost Souls, Spirit World Zuko stops when he sees Uncle move, fast as lightning, and turns in time to watch Uncle push Zhao back across the arena. The Agni Kai chamber was filled to the brim with nobles, generals and other notables of the realm. Sokka asks Suki to train him, without any romantic attraction (as he's starting to fall for Yue). The ceremonial opening begins with the two combatants opposite each other with their backs turned. Aang, Katara, Iroh, Sokka, Zuko, Jeong Jeong, La, Tui, Yue, Wan Shi Tong, Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom Continuing, Zhao explained to Iroh how years prior he had stumbled upon the secret of the Moon Spirit's mortal form in an underground library while serving as a young officer in the Earth Kingdom. His more straightforward villainous nature stood in sharp contrast to that of the conflicted Prince Zuko; while Zuko desired to capture the Avatar to restore his honor and earn the love of his father, Zhao was not motivated by higher ideals and acted only in his own interest, considered simply a "vanity project" by some; in this way, he was similar to Princess Azula. Zhao insists he will take over the hunt for the Avatar and cruelly mocks Zuko, who responds by challenging him to an Agni Kai at sunset. Born in 83 AG, Zuko was the first born child of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa. Together, they fought past the guards and escaped to the last gate, where the soldiers managed to corner the two combatants. However, due to Aang's contact with his past life and the spiritual power of the winter solstice, Zhao instead found himself confronted by Roku; Roku freed the prisoners and began destroying the island. However, he secretly had the banished prince's crew interrogated. They say the Fire Lords are the kin of dragons, they are not wrong. A few days later, an iceberg breaks and the last Airbender awakens to a world at war. He tracked Zuko's boat to Avatar Roku's temple and, because he had been forbidden from re-entering Fire Nation territory, arrested Zuko along with the Avatar's companions. Notably, the state of Zhao was well known for its cruel but also cunning and successful generals as well as its aggressive expansionism, traits Admiral Zhao also possesses. Later, Zhao requested that Shinu, a colonel of a Fire Nation fortress in the Earth Kingdom, use the legendary Yuyan Archers to help capture the Avatar. In a proper fire duel, each male combatant fights with a bare torso. Zhao and Zuko fought an intense Agni Kai in 99 AG. Fire Nation Navy By the end of … Determined to eliminate further interference, he ordered a group of pirates to engineer an assassination attempt on Prince Zuko, which successfully destroyed his ship but, unbeknownst to Zhao, failed to actually kill the prince. Zhao faces his former master Jeong Jeong. After hearing intelligence reports of the Avatar being seen in a Fire Nation colonial village during a festival, he began searching the nearby rivers. Using Fire Lord Sozin's old trap, Zhao managed to capture the Avatar again. Zhao insisted Shinu was wasting their talents in using them as security guards, but Shinu scoffed that Zhao's hunt for the Avatar was not… “They are your greatest weapons.” Staying in position and eyes closed, Zuko responded, “I refuse to let him win.” Nevertheless, Zhao condescendingly said that he had heard of Iroh's journey into the Spirit World and that the Moon and Ocean Spirits would pay the consequences for giving up their immortality. [1], Meanwhile, Zhao made an attempt to escape but was confronted by Zuko, who sought revenge for Zhao's attempt to murder him. Zhao was a highly ambitious, power-hungry narcissist, noted for his arrogance and bad temper. Zhao ordered his ships to open fire upon the Avatar with no concern for hitting Zuko's ship, which was in pursuit of the Avatar at the time. Last appearance Military official Position Prince Zuko is an extremely talanted firebender but always been outshined by his sister, Princess Azula. They say children born during a monsoon are weak firebenders. [5] During his career, he held the ranks of lieutenant, captain, commander,[2] and finally admiral. Iroh argued with the self-confident admiral, believing that the spirits were not to be trifled with. Aang was within a sealed chamber at the time, and Zhao waited for the Avatar to leave the main chamber to arrest him as well. [3] Zhao was a major enemy of Team Avatar in most of the events leading up to his siege of the Northern Water Tribe, during which he killed the Moon Spirit at the Spirit Oasis. In his youth, Zhao studied firebending under Jeong Jeong, but stayed under his tutelage only as long as necessary to learn destructive maneuvers, rejecting his master's attempts to teach him discipline. Eye color There he confronted his old firebending master Jeong Jeong and proclaimed that living in the wild had reduced his old master to a savage. After a decisive victory against an Earth Kingdom vessel, the Fire Lord rewarded Zhao by promoting him to commander of a Fire Navy fleet. As the infant seemed to lack the \"spark in [his] eyes\" that is typical for most firebenders, the royal family was unsure if Zuko was a bender at all. Profession When one of the generals present suggested sacrificing a division of novice soldiers to lure Earth Kingdom soldiers into a trap, Zuko protested, prompting Ozai to challenge him to an Agni Kai as a means to settle the matter. It is a fight for one's honor and is won only when one opponent burns the other. Although repeatedly deceptive and cunning, Zhao was rather egotistical and selfish, bordering on narcissistic, implying a deep-seated self-worship, as all of his actions seemed to fulfill purposes of grandiosity or overwhelming display: his hate-driven, uncontrollable firebending, his explosive temper, his betrayal of Fire Nation comrades, his disproportionate attack on the Northern Water Tribe, and most starkly, his unquenchable obsession with the removal of the Moon Spirit. During his time studying under Jeong Jeong, Zhao was one of the master's best students, but ultimately his greatest failure, as he entirely disregarded Jeong Jeong's teachings that the heart of firebending was controlling and limiting the dangerous destructive power of fire, and only focused on learning the destructive techniques, which while allowing him to develop very strong moves, while also being quite adept in defense, made him easily overcome by his emotions and would steadily lose control in a prolonged battle, which Aang easily exploited to dodge his blasts with agility, which accidentally ended in Zhao burning three of his own riverboats. Zhao being challenged to an Agni Kai by Zuko. Pressing his advantage, Zuko aggressively attacked Zhao, until he had the older man lying on his back. Zhao fought the prince until the moon reappeared in the sky after Princess Yue's sacrifice. And Zuko was sure Zhao would want a duel to the death. Gray (dark brown in youth) Aang was surprised to learn that Zhao was Jeong Jeong's student, and he used what he learned about Zhao's temper to continually egg the admiral on until Zhao was tricked into destroying a convoy of his own ships, proving his own lack of restraint and focus was against him. [6] Shortly before his death, he was able to fight Zuko's dramatically improved skills on almost equal terms, able to deflect most of Zuko's attacks and trade fire blasts with him, despite ultimately being overwhelmed and hit several times, knocking him to the ground in defeat, until La interrupted their duel and trapped him in the Spirit World.[1][4]. When challenged to Agni Kai by Admiral Zhao, Zuko was able to beat him fairly easily, thanks to all his training. However, Iroh reminded Zhao that if the Water Tribe was not subdued by the rise of the full moon, the waterbenders would be unstoppable. If the challenge is accepted, the two combatants move to either an official dueling area or whatever open area is available, such as a parade ground or plaza. Zhao refused to concede and prepared to fight back, but was prevented from doing so by Iroh. However, Zhao's sneaky and ambitious nature caused some people to wonder whether this promotion was honorably earned. [12] Fully aware that the waterbenders drew their powers from the moon at night, Zhao attacked during the day, capitalizing on the weakened state of the waterbenders.[13]. Personal information In late 99 AG, Zhao was commanding a Fire Nation naval base when Zuko docked his ship and asked for repairs to the damage caused by his battle with the Avatar. Good morning my dear I thought you would to join me for some tea." [3], Zhao also displayed himself to be fairly agile and fast, as he could easily dodge Zuko's attacks in their first duel before starting to fight back, and even when his footing was broken, he still dodged most of Zuko's attacks before ultimately being defeated. Zuko: That’s not true. For his loyal service to the military, Zhao was quickly promoted through the ranks and soon became the captain of his own ship. Jeong Jeong warned Zhao not to confront the Avatar, but Zhao ignored these warnings, arrogantly stating that he could defeat a child. Zhao parrying Hahn's assassination attempt with no effort. Zhao was the leader of the Fire Nation Navy for a brief period in early 100 AG. History Zuko: Maybe you’d like one to match! Now outranking the colonel, Zhao made his request an order. In season 1, episode 3, "The Southern Air Temple," Zuko challenges Admiral Zhao. He said. " Zhao: You have the scar to prove it. An Agni Kai is a traditional firebender duel that is centuries old. Zhao was a highly ambitious, power-hungry narcissist, noted for his arrogance and bad temper. Zhao ordered the Avatar captured alive, as otherwise he would simply reincarnate and trouble the Fire Nation in a new life, when the Blue Spirit held Aang hostage at sword point. Zhao managed to escape, but with no prince or Avatar, he attempted to save face by declaring all of the Fire Sages as traitors, despite their protests that only Shyu helped the Avatar.[10]. There, Zhao and his soldiers revealed themselves and captured Aang. When Tenzin, Kya, and Bumi entered the fog in search of Jinora, Zhao grappled Tenzin, whom he mistook for Aang, in hope of regaining his glory by capturing the Avatar. "Darkness Falls" (chronological & release order) Agni Kai là hình thức trận đấu truyền thống của các hỏa nhân, đã có tuổi đời hàng thế kỷ. An Agni Kai is a traditional firebender duel that is centuries old. https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Agni_Kai?oldid=2840099. Affiliation Zhao in the films Iroh attacked Zhao's team in retaliation, causing him to flee from the scene. Zhao and Zuko fought an intense Agni Kai in 99 AG. This fight takes place in the Agni Kai arena where Zuko and Azula fought in the series finale. Zuko struggled for a moment with the idea of killing him. Aang managed to escape once again, leaving Zhao brooding over his failings.[6]. Everyone seemed to think that this epic music was too short. Interested in learning the information it held, he searched through scroll after scroll for knowledge that could aid the Fire Nation in its efforts against the Avatar and Water Tribes, until he came across a detailed illustration with the words "moon" and "ocean". When it comes to an Agni Kai, the duel apparently has some legal or at least "semi-legal" power, as the feud ends with the duel and the victor automatically also wins the feud, regardless of whether his opponent is still alive or not. The state of Zhao also began as rather weak and insignificant but eventually rose to become one of the mightiest states in China, just as Zhao began his career as a mere soldier and later progressed to become an admiral and military leader in the Fire Nation. As a junior lieutenant serving under General Shu in the Earth Kingdom, Zhao discovered a vast Spirit Library hidden underground. I said going up to him. Zhao và Zuko giao đấu một trận Agni Kai quyết liệt vào năm 99 SDC. Biographical information Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. However, a message arrived from the Fire Lord promoting Zhao to admiral. https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Zhao?oldid=2842106, — Zhao suggesting epithets for himself after capturing the, The "Avatar Extras" bonus commentary for ". There, he spiraled into insanity, reveling in his self-proclaimed achievements for over seventy years after his defeat at the Siege of the North. Firebending Zhao's series of promotions, from Captain to Commander to Admiral, was somewhat backward. Zhao insisted Shinu was wasting their talents in using them as security guards, but Shinu scoffed that Zhao's hunt for the Avatar was nothing more than a vanity project. He could taste Zhao's sweat in the air as he warmed his muscles, could hear the steady thud of the commander's heart. Zhao trying to convince Shinu to give him command over the Yuyan Archers. Zuko wrongly assumed he would face the general whom he had spoken out against, when in reality he was facing his father because although he had spoken against the general, he had dishonored his father in doing so. [10], After Prince Zuko and Lieutenant Jee got into an argument about Zuko's lack of respect for the crew of his ship, the two intended to duel, but the fight was broken up by Iroh before it could start.[2]. 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