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What Happened To Zuko’s Mom: The Last Airbender, Zuko’s mother was expelled from the Fire Nation, but the canon comics revealed what happened to her after that.

The Prince of Avatar: The Last Airbender Zuko’s mother disappeared when he was a toddler and is assumed dead, but the tie-in comics reveal why she vanished and where she has been.

Zuko, the exiled son of Fire Lord Ozai, spends much of Avatar: The Last Airbender acting as an enemy toward Aang and his allies, because capturing the Avatar is the only way Zuko will be permitted to return to the Fire Nation honourably. Zuko, on the other hand, eventually redeems himself and fights alongside Aang to destroy his father, Fire Lord Ozai.

What Happened To Zuko’s Mom

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Ursa, Zuko’s mother, is the granddaughter of Roku, the Fire Nation Avatar who came before Aang. It is finally revealed in Avatar: The Last Airbender that she made a deal for Zuko’s life when his father was about to kill him, and that she was later expelled from the Fire Nation. Who is Zuko’s mother, though? Due to a lack of information in the ATLA TV show, viewers assumed she was dead. The young Fire Prince meets his father in jail at the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender, seeking to know what truly happened to Zuko’s mother.

Fortunately, there is a series of sequel comics set in the days after Avatar Aang defeats Fire Lord Ozai, created by Gene Luen Yang with Avatar: The Last Airbender showrunners Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino.

The Search, one of the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics’ plot arcs, follows Zuko’s search to discover what happened to his mother and possibly reconcile with her. The truth regarding what happened to Ursa, why she was exiled, and where she ended up is revealed here.

Zuko’s Real Mother: Her Identity and Backstory

Ursa arrived home to find Fire Lord Azulon and his son Prince Ozai in her home the night Ikem proposed to her during one of their play practises. Fire Lord Azulon, Zuko’s grandfather, received a prophecy from the Fire Sages that he should blend his bloodline with that of Avatar Roku.

This was expected to generate powerful progeny, ensuring his family’s seat on the throne long after he died. He tracked down Ursa and compelled her to marry Ozai, Zuko’s father, despite the fact that she was already engaged to Ikem.

Ursa had no choice but to accept Prince Ozai’s proposal and leave immediately for her new life as a Princess of the Fire Nation. Ikem attempted to prevent them from departing, causing Ursa to conceal her true feelings for him and say that Prince Ozai was the better option for her future.

Ursa’s communication with her family in Hira’a was cut off shortly after her wedding to Prince Ozai. Despite her best efforts, Ozai ensured that her letters to her relatives were never delivered. He had effectively cut Ursa off from all of her loved ones.

Why Was Zuko’s Mother Exiled?

Ursa, Zuko’s mother, was a Fire Princess for many years and delivered Prince Ozai two children, Zuko and Azula. Lu Ten, their cousin (Uncle Iroh’s only son) was slain in combat when the children were quite small.

Because Iroh had abandoned his duty as General in his grief, the children overheard Ozai requesting his father Azulon to transmit Iroh’s throne birthright to him instead of Iroh. Azulon wanted Ozai to feel the same anguish Iroh had when he lost his eldest son, so he ordered Ozai to kill Zuko as a punishment.

Ursa made a bargain with Ozai after learning of the plot: she would use her herbal expertise to manufacture a colourless and odourless poison so that Azulon could be slain (but Zuko’s life was saved) and Ozai could take over as Fire Lord. Ozai, Zuko’s father, agreed to the murder plot on one condition:

Ursa would leave the Fire Nation and never return after Azulon was killed, insuring that she would never use the same poison on Ozai. Ozai also threatened to hunt down and kill Ursa’s children if she attempted to take them with her. Ursa was forced to leave her children behind, distraught.

After Zuko’s mother was exiled, what happened to her?

Ursa returns to the town where she was born after fleeing the Fire Nation Palace. She met a man named Noren there, who turned out to be her first love, Ikem. Ikem had enlisted the help of a spirit known as the Mother of Faces to alter his appearance in order to avoid Ozai’s wrath. In Avatar:

The Last Airbender: The Search, Ursa decides to make a similar agreement with the Mother of Faces in order to start over. When the Mother of Faces sensed Ursa’s anguish, she granted her not only a new face, but also a new mind, in which all memories of her existence as Ozai’s wife would be wiped.

Ursa made the painful decision to forget her children, as well as the rest of her previous life, and was granted a new identity: Noriko. She and Noren were married for a long time and had a daughter named Kiyi, who was Zuko and Azula’s half-sister.

Zuko and his mother are reunited.

In The Search, Zuko meets Noren and Noriko for the first time, unaware that they are Ikem and Ursa. Zuko returns to the village after learning the truth from the Mother of Faces and reveals to Noriko/Ursa that he is her son. Noriko then decides to have her memories and face restored, and she and Zuko are finally reunited. Azula, on the other hand, is slow to forgive her mother.

She felt Ursa had been plotting her demise all her life and was responsible for everything horrible that had ever happened to her after being driven insane at the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Fire Lord Zuko succeeds in stopping Azula from murdering their mother, Ursa, but stands useless as his sister flees. Ursa promises to tell Zuko everything about her life, beginning at the beginning, at the end of the Search.

The Fire Lord family still has a lot of trauma to deal with, but the comics suggest they’ll figure it out once they get a positive mother figure back in their lives.

Ursa returns to the Fire Nation Palace for the first time since her banishment in the Avatar: The Last Airbender companion comics, where she finally meets Ozai, who is now weak and imprisoned in the dungeons.

Ozai then threatens to kill everyone she cares about, but Ursa recognises him for what he is: “a small, small guy.” Ursa walks away from the disgraced ex-Fire Lord, no longer fearful of him, ignoring him as he demands her to grovel for him.

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