I changed the tittle of this post to make it less spoil-ish....
First, i know this is not Korra related. I'm submitting this "theory" because this "Zuko is a bastard son" has been bothering me since the release of The Search Part 1
Second, this is not a theory that i came up it, i found it in a forum from Avatar Wiki; it was submitted by an Anonymous User, do i don't know who to thank about it (if you're this anonymous user, or know who submitted it, please tell me in the comments below )
Third, sorry for my crappy grammar
Fourth, you can download The Search Part 1 here www.mediafire.com/?gb5ou192if5…
How do you feel about the whole 'zuko is not Ozai's son theory'?
Personally, I think it is a big misunderstanding. I actually want it to be one . Because if it proves to be true, then it contradicts a lot of things established about Zuko's character in the series. I will be very disappionted if it happens. Also, do you think azula's and zuko's relationship will be on good terms by the end of the trilogy?
I think it is as misleading letter... Ursa probably knew the letters she wrote to Ikem were never actually sent to him and she wanted Ozai to think that Zuko were not his son.
First of all, why I think it would be incoherent Zuko not being Ozai's son:
Iroh stated in the episode "The Avatar and the Fire Lord" that zuko carries the burden of the strifle between the Avatar and the Fire Nation Royal Family because he was a descendant of Avatar Roku and Fire Lord Sozin... so he must be Ozai's son to that be true. Besides, when Ursa was taken by Fire Lord Azulon and Ozai, she had just accepted Ikem's proposal, wich could mean they had never had sex, and thus she could not be pregnant of Zuko when she left her hometown.
Second, why, then, would Ursa want Ozai to think Zuko is not his son?
Maybe Ursa was trying to get herself AND Zuko expelled from the Royal Family, so she could return to Ikem and her familly with her son. Ursa expressed painful feelings when Ozai said she had to serve all conections with her past life, and she had to leave the love of her life to marry him, so I think it is only natural that she would try to do anything to leave the Royal Family and return to her old life. But, as Ozai made clear, she, from the moment she maried him, was "detached" from her entire past, so only somethin big could break the vows and bounds she took when she maried Ozai. And she wanted to take Zuko with her as she knew that Ozai was a cruel and horrible person, someone not suitable as a father. If she knew that her letters were never taken to Ikem, but to Ozai instead (ot that the attendant would read the letter and show it to Ozai due to it's content), she could had mislead him into thinking that Zuko was a bastard son, which could get them both banished. It seems a rather good plan to me.
Now, what could have gone wrong?
We will find out why Ozai, thinking that Zuko was a bastard son, did not banish him and Ursa from the Fire Nation when Part II and III come out, but my guess is that he didn't do this because he already had plans to become Fire Lord instead of Iroh, and this scandal could make the chances of him rising to the throne quite slim. Then, when he had the chance, he banished Ursa (presumably for killing his father) and started to make Zuko's life a living hell, fulfilling his revenge AND ascending to the throne (I theorize that Ursa murdered Azulon because of the evidence given when Ozai said she did vicious treason that night, but it would make sense since she probably hated Fire Lord Azulon for destroying her life with Ikem). Maybe Ozai only proposed to his father to remove his brother birth rights after the lost of his son because he knew his father would punish him by ordering him to kill Zuko. So, Zuko would be sacrificed and Ursa would sufer for the rest of her life for the rest of her life or Ursa would do the only thing that could save Zuko: to kill Fire Lord Azulon, which would get her banished and would give Ozai to punish Zuko. Either waym he would have his revenge.
Anyway, my point is it makes sense Ozai to THINK that Zuko is not his son. Maybe Ozai never knew the truth about Zukos being his son or not, and that is why he treated Zuko so bad and prefferd Azula. Zuko stated in "The ember Island Players" that his family has "actally been happy". Maybe what drove the Royal Familly into ruins in terms of family relationship was exactly this: Ozai thoght that Zuko was not his son because Ursa wanted him to think that. Besides, Ozai was unthinkably mean to his son: he scared him, humilhated him, banished him from his country and even tried to kill him. Twice (in "The Day of the Black Sun, part II" and was clearly going to sacrifice him to gain back the respect from his father, as shown in "Zuko Alone"). But his treatment towards Azula was much more soft, and he clearly preffered her, because he thought she was his legitime offspring.
However, Ozai thinking that Zuko is not his son doesn't mean this is the truth. I dont think that Ozai THINKING that Zuko is not his son changes anythingin the series. It just endorses everything that has happened to Zuko (remember that Ursa, before leaving the Fire Nation, said that everything she had done, she had done for Zuko - even if, in the end, it backfired to Ursa: she had to leave the Fire Nation without her son, and his life bacame as miserable as it could be after that).
I think people are just overreacting so much about this "Zuko is not Ozai's son" that they did not stop to think and realize that the end of Part I DOES NOT contraditcs the entire series uo to this point, but only reinforces it. I personally think th "The Search" will be great, and I like it very much up to this point. They have developed a dense backhistory for Ursa, Ozai, Zuko and Azula, and the end was thrilling, to say the least.
I think people should stop freaking out and wait for Part II and III to come. I personally can't wait till June 10th!
I dont think that Azula's and Zukos's relationship will get any better... Azula is too messed up because she knows that her mother preffered Zuko, and she will hatehim for having the love of her mother foverer. I personaly think that Azula will die in the end of "The Search" and will finally find her redenption.
Now, just a theory:
Come to think of it, what if Ursa is long dead, and it is her spirit Azula's been talking to? Maybe Ursa's spirit i trying to show how she loved Azula, because she was never able to show it when she was alive! Maybe Azulas has never been halucinating at all!
But I have nothing to back this theory up lol. Still, I think that would be great!
This theory DOES make sense. We all know that Ursa would make anything for her son, even make her husband and biological father of her son THINK that his son is a bastard, just to make Ozai exile both Ursa and Zuko...
Yeah, i do like this theory, a lot!
A lot of thanks to that anonymous user that came up with this
You guys what do you think about this?
What is your theory?
Another thing that i would like to discuss is Zuko and Azula's relationship, but that will happen in another post