>>102962044>doing him a solid
We all saw that scene where Azula was taunting Zuko.>All that glory would suddenly turn to shame and foolishness.
We know she wasn't exactly looking out for Zuko with that stunt. She did it knowing full well what it might mean for him.>She certainly wasn't taking him back as a failure.
But this is true too. I think she was telling the truth because the truth was glorious, they did take down the Avatar together. And she was the one who nudged Zuko into greatness after years of embarrassing failure, which might look good for her. She only lied about who landed the final blow because she could read on Zuko's face that he too was lying when she asked if there was a way for him to have survived.
It'd be an interesting perspective to take that maybe Azula was genuinely giving him a way to redeem himself. Maybe she even felt some gratitude towards him for coming to her aid in the B2 finale? Like an "ok Zuko, don't fuck this up and don't step on my toes and than maybe you can actually rejoin the family" kind of situation. But as soon as he did anything she disliked, i.e. blatantly lie to her face, she turned on him. You can count on her doing more of the same when it's convenient to her.
And she was a lot more vulnerable in the beach episode;>The beach has a special way of smoothing even the most ragged edges.
doing things and saying things she never would, no matter how much she may want to. I think that's literally the only moment in the entire show she shows some sort of sympathy for Zuko.
Their tale just was never going to have a happy ending, at least not while Ozai was in-control. She may seem genial with him at one moment but you just know she'd let him die with a smile on her face at a drop of a dime. Her brain has been thoroughly fucked by her father.