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Warden Poon was the warden of the Capital City Prison near the Fire Nation Capital. He was known to be a tough, insulting warden who bore little to no respect for the criminals under his watch. He especially despised General Iroh, because he was a traitor to the Fire Nation. He saw Iroh as nothing more than a weak, washed-up, lazy, and wretched old man content to grovel in his own filth. Warden Poon spent most of his days walking up and down the prison corridors and verbally assaulting the prisoners in order to break their spirits.[2]

History

Before and during the invasion of the Fire Nation, Poon harassed Iroh because of the latter's military disgrace at Ba Sing Se.[1][3] He was also confident that Iroh would never escape the prison and was doomed to rot in his cell, never realizing that, the entire time, Iroh had been physically conditioning himself, and faking insanity in the process. During the Day of Black Sun, Iroh, having regained his previous fitness, succeeded in breaking himself out of the prison. Evidently, Poon and Iroh fought each other almost immediately after Iroh busted himself out, as Zuko found Poon lying on the floor, dazed and unable to stand. Poon told Zuko upon arrival that he had "never seen anything like it", and that Iroh had fought like a "one-man army".[4]

Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Three: Fire (火)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (October 12, 2007). "Sokka's Master". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 4. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  3. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (November 30, 2007). "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 10. Nickelodeon.
  4. Ehasz, Aaron (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (November 30, 2007). "The Day of Black Sun, Part 2: The Eclipse". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 11. Nickelodeon.

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