|“||You must never give in to despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road, and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.||„|
|“||I'm begging you, Prince Zuko! It is time for you to look inward, and start asking yourself the big questions! Who are you? And what do you want?||„|
|~ Iroh to Zuko|
|“||I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I was afraid you’d lost your way.||„|
|~ Iroh to Zuko|
Iroh was a retired Fire Nation General, a former Crown Prince of the nation, a Grand Lotus of the Order of the White Lotus, a firebending master, and a wise mentor to his nephew Zuko. He was the elder son of Fire Lord Azulon and Ilah, and the older brother of Ozai. Iroh's well-known ability to breathe fire, and his claims of "slaying" the last dragon, earned him the honorary title "The Dragon of the West".
Unlike many other individuals from the Fire Nation, particularly those within his own family, Iroh was a wise, easy-going, and spiritual man. He appreciated and admired the balance of the four elements, and even incorporated aspects of the other elements into his own firebending techniques. Iroh aided Avatar Aang and his companions on several occasions and was consequently branded as a traitor. An extremely perceptive person, it was claimed that he journeyed to the Spirit World in search of his deceased son Lu Ten. His knowledge and respect for the four elements allowed him to provide advice to others; he assisted many close associates and friends.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-A | Likely High 8-C
Name: Iroh, The Dragon of the West
Origin: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Age: 66 in The Promise
Classification: Human, firebender
Attack Potency: At least Small Building level (Power-scaling from Zuko and Azula, defeated several earthbenders while having his hands immobilized, also his lightning bending can do this) | Likely Large Building level (Zuko stated that aside from Aang, Iroh was the only one who would be able to defeat Ozai, though he wasn't sure about that)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Small Building Class (He was able to bend steel bars) | Likely Large Building Class
Durability: Small Building level (Took a lighting bolt head on and wasn't badly damaged)
Stamina: Very High
Range: Standard Melee Range. Several dozens of meters with firebending
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Intelligence: Skilled General, having besieged Ba Sing Se for 600 days, and being the first to breach the city's Outer Wall, and a master at firebending.
Weaknesses: If a solar eclipse happens he loses his firebending.
Key: Base | Sozin's Comet