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Izumi is the Fire Lord of the Fire Nation, granddaughter of Ozai and Ursa, daughter of Lord Zuko, niece of Azula and Kiyi, and mother of General Iroh. She ascended the throne in 167 AG following her father's abdication.[2]


Early life

Izumi was born a princess of the Fire Nation to Fire Lord Zuko following the Hundred Year War. At some point during her life, she had a son, whom she named Iroh after her great uncle, and a daughter. As Crown Princess of the Fire Nation, Izumi ascended to the throne as Fire Lord following her father's abdication in 167 AG.[2]

171 AG

Following the anarchy in the Earth Kingdom in 171 AG, Izumi and the other world leaders tasked Kuvira with restoring order to the chaos-ravaged nation, granting her the position of interim president until the Earth Kingdom was stabilized enough for Prince Wu's return and restoration to the Earth Kingdom throne.[3]

174 AG

Three years later, Izumi traveled to Republic City in her official capacity as Fire Lord to attend Prince Wu's coronation as the 54th Earth King. There, she witnessed Kuvira denounce Wu's authority and dissolve the Earth Kingdom in favor of the Earth Empire under her own rule. Izumi and the other world leaders convened after the coronation and agreed to send Suyin Beifong as their representative to speak with Kuvira and convince the metalbender to step down.[4]

Weeks after Korra failed to stop Kuvira from taking Zaofu, Izumi attended a meeting of the world leaders, although without the Water Tribes' representatives, at City Hall. She was unimpressed with Wu's suggestion to attack Kuvira with an army of "highly trained badgermoles", and her glare toned down the eccentric ideas of the Earth Kingdom royal. Before they could continue, their meeting was interrupted by Korra and Opal and later by Bolin and Varrick, who all alerted them of Kuvira's plan to manufacture a spirit vine-powered super weapon.

World leaders at City Hall

Izumi refused to support a preemptive strike against Kuvira during a meeting with the other world leaders at City Hall.

When Raiko suggested a preemptive strike to halt due to the possible threat, Izumi firmly stated that her army would not support such an aggressive and unprovoked action. As the president tried to reason with her, pointing out that Kuvira was a threat to the world and needed to be stopped, she explained that her nation had already spent too much of its history fighting meaningless wars and she refused to put her nation through another one unless there was no other choice. When Raiko relented and revised his offensive plan to one of defense in which he would fortify the borders, Izumi readily offered the Fire Nation's help.[1]


Izumi displayed a calm and patient personality. Conscious of the dark past of her nation, she does not support aggressive and unprovoked attacks on other nations. She also takes her role as a leader seriously and showed no tolerance for humor when discussing military actions.[1]


Main article: Fire Nation Royal Family
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The Legend of Korra

Book Four: Balance (平衡)


Preceded by
Heir to the Fire Lord
Unknown – 167 AG
Succeeded by

Preceded by
Fire Lord
167 AG – present
Succeeded by


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (November 28, 2014). "Beyond the Wilds". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Welcome to Republic City. Nickelodeon (April 20, 2012). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  3. Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (October 3, 2014). "After All These Years". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 14.
  4. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Zwyer, Melchior (director). (October 17, 2014). "The Coronation". The Legend of Korra. Season 2. Episode 16.
  5. Joshua Hamilton on the DVD commentary for "The Coronation".
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino on the DVD commentary for "Beyond the Wilds".
  7. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (October 4, 2013). "Peacekeepers". The Legend of Korra. Season 1. Episode 17. Nickelodeon.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Izumi

  • Why is there a character Izumi when Izumi is a Japanese name, not a Chinese name?

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    • AvatarAero wrote:Izumi is a Japanese name. So is Iroh, Ozai, Azula, Zuko, Mai, and about 30 other Fire Nation names that we see in the series....
    • Unrelated to language, but like almost all members of her direct family line (not inlcuding her son and unknown daughter), she has 'z�...
  • Izumi's daughter name

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    • The idea of Mako dating a 400-foot tall purple platypus-bear with pink horns and silver wings would be pretty hilarious....and sort of disturbing...
    • SifuCheetah wrote:I just call her Rozina, a more phonetical spelling of the Italian name Rosina (a diminutive of Rosa) to include the letter...