Netflix's decision to bring Avatar: The Last Airbender back to its catalog is one of its smartest moves to date. The series remains a favorite with fans who grew up with the animated series, and they are binging it at this very moment. Now, many of those fans revisiting the series admit they see one character in a new light, and they want everyone to know Uncle Iroh is the hero we most certainly need and deserve.
As you can see in the slides below, the Avatar fandom has been busy showering Uncle Iroh with praise. The character may not be one of the show's leads, but his part as a secondary fighter is very important. Not only is it Uncle Iroh who helps Zuko through his misguided youth to become the Fire Lord his people need, but Uncle Iroh acts as the heart of the franchise.
Sure, the Avatar might be all about bringing back balance to the world, but it is Uncle Iroh who lives that lesson. The man has always been favored for his wise words, but his ardent hope for a peaceful future has netizens feeling especially emotional these days. As the world endures a truly unprecedented time, role models like Uncle Iroh are helping people make sense of the events surrounding them.
Of course, the fans below are just a sample of those watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, but their love for Uncle Iroh is shared. His steady character helped Zuko and others mature through their journey, and Uncle Iroh is doing the same for millions of viewers today. And if that does not make the character an invaluable one, well - it seems nothing could.
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Better as We Age
Rewatching Avatar I appreciate Uncle Iroh so much more now. Clever, steady, wise, kind, enduring. The man is just filled with refreshing grace. Possibly my favorite character? Followed by Azula (for the masterful way her decline was managed). pic.twitter.com/INBP6VXc3R— The Strix (@the_strix) May 26, 2020
Avatar just released on Netflix and Uncle Iroh be spitting facts that needs to be heard. pic.twitter.com/02h2NzXFJH— Chris (@cmorikawa21) May 31, 2020
The Greatest Gift
I’m rewatching Avatar and it’s reminding me that Uncle Iroh is a freaking gift to humanity. pic.twitter.com/Mg1zl3GBaT— Grace is feeling chaotic (@OkayishGrace) May 26, 2020
A Real Mood
channelling uncle iroh today— ▪️ z&n ▫️ (@hyejuche) June 1, 2020
channelling uncle iroh tomorrow
channelling uncle iroh forever
A New Perspective
Sometimes you just gotta rewatch Avatar because life has lost all meaning and the only person that is able to console you is uncle Iroh. https://t.co/QH5RURPzD0— 𝐒𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐚 (@sofiapopatco_) June 1, 2020
Avatar was put on Netflix at the perfect time. We ALL need uncle iroh’s wisdom rn, man. pic.twitter.com/WaS1BFOtut— ogk the bruja dj 𓂀 (@ogkkaii) June 1, 2020
O U C H
Uncle Iroh, a colonist turned surrogate father who protects & guides Zuko, a traumatized boy trying to regain his honour, from making the same mistakes he did.
Every scene with them holds a new meaning watching it again as an adult. It's a blessing we ever met these characters. pic.twitter.com/3B0mFqCHyF— 🌊🌏 Liger 🔥🌪️ (@AvatarLiger) June 1, 2020