Well, he doesn't seem to be as ruthless as the other fire lord after him. Azulon just strikes me as the most ruthless followed by Ozai. I mean Sozin just had an idea of peace between his nation and what he wanted to share with the rest of the world.
Roku just didn't like the fact that he had to go to war with the other 3 nations. However, I always figured this. There cannot be peace without bloodshed, if you conquer the world you have all of it in your control. You could make your empire peaceful if you wish. A shame that Sozin never lived to see the downfall of the Earth Kingdom. Now the entire empire is in the hands of dang tyrants.
Firelord Sozin is probably the greatest fire lord the entire Fire Nation has ever seen, even if they do not realize this because of Firelords Azulon and Ozai. And another thing I think is worth pointing out. When Azula told Zuko that Sozin died a successful man, I bet you he died a lonely one. Not like that is something Azula ever understands.
Post by spiritmage234 on Oct 26, 2007 20:03:58 GMT -5
Holy crap! My friend just called me say "OMFG!!!!! DID YOU SEE THAT EPISODE!?!?!?!?!"
It's kinda coincidental in a joking matter, cuz I was jokin on the Avatar board once under a thread called "things avatar characters would never say" and I said from zuko's point of view (darh vadar like): Aang. I, am, your, BROTHER!!! Now it's kinda freaky cuz they're spritually related now.
And I always had a hunch that Ursa was more than meets the eye. I always new that deep down, she was opposed to this war, and now I know why: cuz she was taught by her grandfather/father/entire family the ways of balance and peace in the world.
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Wow, Iroh speaking, Zuko/Aang story parallels, references to old stuff, seeing young Gyatso, Sozin and Roku friends, the start of the war, all kinds of great stuff. I'm a bit surprised Aang didn't bother to ask Roku how an Avatar can be married given what the Guru taught him, that's a point I really want cleared up. Zuko being descended from both Roku and Sozin is awesome.
One thing that resonates with me personally is that Sozin's motivations for starting the war remind me alot of something from a book I've been writing, or mostly not writing, but at least... whatever. It reminds me I must stop procrastinating, and also reminds me that I'm constantly worried if I ever do finish my book and get published, there are countless ideas people will think I stole, that I thought of before the ideas popped up elsewhere...
I loved this episode. It is the best one of the season so far, in my eyes. I really enjoy episodes showing a lot of background.
The Roku and Sozin story was very interesting. I can't believe that Sozin left Roku stranded. It was great to learn more about Roku and see more what it is like for the Avatar in peace times. Roku and Gyatso was neat, showing how not only mistakes of one Avatar can be left for the next one but how friendships can pass as well. I really like Roku now, not that I didn't before, we just didn't know much about him.
I never saw the twist at the end coming. I'm glad that Iroh is trying once again to get his nephew back on the right path. I guess now Zuko can actually wear the crown of the prince. I'd always wondered why the Fire Lord, and Princess both had crowns but the Prince didn't.
Wow a nice episode! Lots of good action. Roku was just awesome. Sozin was a freak, someone needs to give him a good slap. What we also found out is that the red dragon, which stands for good, belonged to Roku and the blue dragon, which stands for evil, belonged to Sozin.
Keeper of the keys to Iroh's Jail (as if he needs them) Owner of Aang's and Katara's dance moves. Keeper of Sokka's White Lotus tile. Owner of Bloodbending.
Post by masterpakku on Oct 26, 2007 20:10:41 GMT -5
At the beginning I thought that Sozan might have been an okay guy, but omfg, holy smokes, did he turn out to be a jerk and a half. Can you imagine leaving your best friend to die just so that you can conquer the world?
"The four nations are meant to be just that...four."