Recently, while watching Avatar on Nicktoons, I've noticed that characters seem to have some very...interesting...thoughts about Azula, and really, some of them are completely hilarious. When looking at these quotations as examples, you can see how much humor one of the darkest characters can bring to this show.
First her Dai Li Agent-
Dai Li Agent: She's terrifying, and inspirational at the same time. It's hard to explain...
Next, Zuko. In two instances, he is talking about her, and in another, he does an imitation that really shows the impression one gets after living with Azula for most of their life.
Zuko: If the Earth Kingdom discovers us, they'll have us killed. Iroh: But if the Fire Nation discovers us, we'll be turned over to Azula. (both look at one another and nod) Zuko: Earth Kingdom it is.
Zuko: Azula always lies.
Zuko (imitating Azula): Listen Avatar, I can join your group or I can do something unspeakably horrible to you and your friends, your choice!
What do her friends think of her?
Ty Lee: What?! You’re jealous of me?! Uuh, but, you’re the most beautiful, smartest, perfect girl in the world! Azula: Well, you’re right about all those things. But for some reason when I meet boys, they act as if I’m going to do something horrible to them. Ty Lee: (good-natured) But you probably would do something horrible to them.
Even her own mother!
Azula: My own mother thought I was a monster... (pause) Azula: She was right of course. But it still hurt.
Ursa: (in reference to Young Azula) What is wrong with that child?!
But the funniest of all in my opinion, is what Iroh, the wise, kind, old man has to say.
Zuko: So uncle, I’ve been thinking. It’s only a matter of time before I run into Azula again. I’m going to need to know more advanced firebending if I want to stand a chance against her. I know what you’re gonna say, she’s my sister and I should be trying to get along with her-- Iroh: No, she’s crazy and she needs to go down.
It's really hard to get that kind of response from nearly everyone that knows you, so, just in case it hasn't been made clear by the series already, Azula clearly has some serious issues. Still, it just makes it that much better for all of us watching! I hope I've given everyone some things to think (and laugh) about. Thanks for reading!