Political information Zuko hears Zhao scream with rage, but no one is dishonorable enough to attack someone when their back is turned, seconds after that person beat them in an Agni Kai, right? Together, they fought past the guards and escaped to the last gate, where the soldiers managed to corner the two combatants. Despite his failure to capture the Avatar, Zhao's successes were prominent enough that he eventually managed to secure a promotion to admiral. Ozai, Fire Nation Army, Fire Nation, Fire Nation Navy, Yuyan Archers Finding Zhao to be delusional, the siblings wrestled him away and left him behind in the fog.[4]. The traditional attire for male firebenders during an Agni Kai is a belt, pants, and two arm rings between the deltoids and biceps, while also being bare chested and barefooted. 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. But in his eyes you are a failure and a disgrace to the Fire Nation. Zuko: Maybe you’d like one to match! Or at least I'm assuming it was an agni kai, given I'd never witnessed one. Prince Zuko is an extremely talanted firebender but always been outshined by his sister, Princess Azula. Born in 83 AG, Zuko was the first born child of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa. I said going up to him. Zhao was forced to give the order to let them pass through the gate. Meanwhile, Zuko has his Agni Kai with Zhao, who sees him as weak and decides to take control of the mission. Zhao did not perish, but instead ended up in the Spirit World, forced to spend eternity in a place known as the Fog of Lost Souls. In a proper fire duel, each male combatant fights with a bare torso. The Yuyan Archers successfully captured Aang and brought him to the fortress. Jeong Jeong warned Zhao not to confront the Avatar, but Zhao ignored these warnings, arrogantly stating that he could defeat a child. However, Zuko intervened, shielding Katara from the attack, but ended up severely wounding himself because of the lightning's passage, which came dangerously close to his heart. After his banishment, his uncle gave Zuko firebending lessons. 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. "Why do you care anyway? 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. [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]. Zhao being challenged to an Agni Kai by Zuko. In traditional naval ranking, it should go from Commander to Captain to Admiral. Now outranking the colonel, Zhao made his request an order. Aang managed to pass the blockade, and presuming Zuko knew Aang's destination, Zhao allowed Zuko to pass the blockade and continue pursuing the Avatar. Zhao fought the prince until the moon reappeared in the sky after Princess Yue's sacrifice. Aang, Katara, Iroh, Sokka, Zuko, Jeong Jeong, La, Tui, Yue, Wan Shi Tong, Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom The first one, as is well-known, occurs between Zuko and Ozai, which he loses because he is too terrified to take on his father (but also because he's a little kid.) 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… Zhao: You have the scar to prove it. Tsubaki's pov** I woke up to someone knocking on my door. In season 1, episode 3, "The Southern Air Temple," Zuko challenges Admiral Zhao. 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. 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. History Any firebender may participate in an Agni Kai. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. I love this fight so much, words can't explain how beautiful it was. The outcome of an Agni Kai affects the honor of each opponent. After the questioning revealed Zuko's encounter with the Avatar, Zhao had Zuko and Iroh confined in his office. This Agni Kai left Zuko dishonored in the eyes of his father and the Fire Nation. Good morning my dear I thought you would to join me for some tea." [2], As Zuko was walking away from the battle, an enraged Zhao attempted to attack with Zuko's back turned, but was stopped by Iroh. Even his uncle Iroh sat in the chamber afraid beyond belief. "Because Zhao made me mad," Zuko said, glaring at the girl. However, Zhao's sneaky and ambitious nature caused some people to wonder whether this promotion was honorably earned. Zhao parrying Hahn's assassination attempt with no effort. "Darkness Falls" (chronological & release order) 趙 Zhao Amber This scene feels a bit like a turning point for fans to maybe suspect that Zuko isn't going to be the main villain throughout the series. From a young age, he was disdained by his father, an animosity that began shortly after the prince's birth. However, Team Avatar and Iroh confronted Zhao and forced him to release the spirit, though, outraged about the idea of being defeated, Zhao suddenly killed the spirit with a fire blast, thus erasing the moon from the sky and negating all waterbending abilities. "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. A couple of years later, he invokes a second Agni Kai against Commander Zhao, gracefully beating the arrogant gas-bag into a … Watching his forces pushing forward, Zhao simply answered that he was planning to remove the moon as a factor, which disturbed the former general. The term "Agni Kai" was created by using two already existing words: Agni Kai is also the name of the track that was used when Zuko and Zhao dueled each other. Light The ceremonial opening begins with the two combatants opposite each other with their backs turned. Nationality 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. Zhao: Is that a challenge? 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. [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. Azula eventually targeted a third person, Katara, by shooting lightning at her instead of Zuko, her direct opponent. “They are your greatest weapons.” Staying in position and eyes closed, Zuko responded, “I refuse to let him win.” 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. [2] When fighting Aang, he fired many larger than normal blasts of fire without any strain and having to charge. Biographical information Zhao shares his name with the ancient state of Zhao from the Warring States period of China. Unfortunately for him, Aang escaped, taking the masked warrior with him.[3]. He said. " "I may not like you but my loyalties lie with you," Asake said, crossing her arms over her chest. While Azula seemed desperate and frantic in her attacks, Zuko remained attentive and calm. The combatants stand, face each other, shed their shoulder garment, which was used only in formal Agni Kai, such as Zuko's against Zhao, or Azula's against her brother, and begin the duel as soon as the gong sounds. Zhao và Zuko giao đấu một trận Agni Kai quyết liệt vào năm 99 SDC. 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. Zuko's fire was fueled by rage and anger, which he had plenty of, but when he redeemed himself and joined Team Avatar, his rage lowered and his firebending weakened. The most notable Agni Kai was that between Prince Zuko and his sister, Princess Azula, during the passing of Sozin's Comet in 100 AG. Gray (dark brown in youth) Only a few hours prior had Prince Zuko been challenged to an Agni Kai, unknowingly to him by his father. Unbeknownst to him, a blue-masked warrior infiltrated the fortress and freed the Avatar. It was later when he realized that Firebending was not fueled by anger, but determination, where his fire bending grew once again due to his determination to take his spot at the throne and help Aang defeat his father. During the battle, Zhao initially had the upper hand, easily parrying the youngster's attacks and launching powerful attacks of his own. This event sparked a bitter rivalry between Zuko and Zhao. 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. A Dark Dragon sits on your throne oh great Nation. Zuko initially told Zhao that the damage was caused by crashing into an Earth Kingdom ship, but Zhao sensed that he was hiding something. 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, 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. "The Southern Air Temple" [1] The Fire Nation Royal Palace even houses a special Agni Kai chamber.[2]. The outcome of an Agni Kai affects the honor of each opponent. Personal information [8] One of Kuruk's friends, Hei-Ran, achieved some notoriety for the high number of people she killed in Agni Kai while serving as headmistress of the Royal Fire Academy for Girls, including her own cousin.[9]. Zhao was a highly ambitious, power-hungry narcissist, noted for his arrogance and bad temper. Agni Kai là hình thức trận đấu truyền thống của các hỏa nhân, đã có tuổi đời hàng thế kỷ. For his loyal service to the military, Zhao was quickly promoted through the ranks and soon became the captain of his own ship. If a combatant loses an Agni Kai of enough importance, they will sometimes shave parts of their head bald, with the exception of the topknot, to symbolize an extra level of humility after their defeat. 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. 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 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. Everyone seemed to think that this epic music was too short. He was cunningly adept in tapping into human resources, as he displayed when he easily managed to ally himself with a merchant to lure Aang into a trap in exchange for him having all the Air Nomad artifacts in the cave,[11] bribe pirates with an entire box of riches to stage a nearly successful attempt on Zuko's life and garner great support from many Fire Nation soldiers with patriotic speeches. To prevent enemies of the Fire Nation from discovering this information, Zhao burned down the section of the library pertaining to the Fire Nation. Even at the start of the series, Zuko is a powerful bender who managed to beat his main rival, General Zhao in an Agni Kai match. Firebending However, the Avatar had the advantage, as he knew how to work the Air Nomad relics, and defeated Zhao with a dorje before fleeing. Military official On the second day of the siege, Zhao's forces managed to penetrate the city's walls. 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