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.
~ Iroh
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

Gender: Male

Age: 66 in The Promise

Classification: Human, firebender

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Firebending, Lightning Redirection and Generation, Skilled general, Skilled at close combat. Enhanced firebending from Sozin´s Comet

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)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic combat speed and reactions (Power-scaling from Zuko and Azula)

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


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