Toonzone Selects Iroh as One of Animation's "Top 5 Father Figures"
Toonzone Selects Iroh as One of Animation's "Top 5 Father Figures"
Posted by Acastus on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:38 AM EST (431)

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In a celebration of Father's Day, Toonzone published a list of the top five fathers and top five father figures in animation. Our very own Uncle Iroh was honored in the list of father figures, and here is what they had to say:

"Witty, wily, wacky, and wiser than he usually lets on, Uncle Iroh of Avatar the Last Airbender is one of the greatest characters in modern animation. He also tries his best to serve as mentor and guardian to the headstrong Prince Zuko, maintaining his patience and sympathy even when Zuko totally doesn’t deserve it. Perhaps it was the loss of his beloved son Lu Ten or the bits of himself he sees in his nephew, but Uncle Iroh never gives up on Zuko and truly has his best interests at heart.

This isn’t to suggest that he’s just some old softie, though. Push him into a corner and you’ll find out exactly what the Dragon of the West is capable of. There’s steel behind the tenderness, and characters who underestimate Iroh never come out ahead in the end.

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