The Firebending Masters
Zuko tries to teach Aang how to firebend, but has lost his own ability to do so as he is no longer reliant on rage. Toph suggests they learn from the original source of firebending, the mighty dragons. Zuko and Aang travel to nearby ruins of the Sun Warrior civilization. Zuko reveals that his uncle Iroh killed the last dragon long ago, a glory hunt that earns the firebender the title of ‘Dragon’. After finding the Sun Warriors still exist they must carry a sacred flame up to the mountain to meet the dragons, but their flames go out at the last moment. They perform the dragon dance seen in the ruins, and the last two dragons reveal that the true secret of firebending is life, not destruction. Iroh had lied about the dragon’s extinction after receiving similar training. Both Aang and Zuko begin to firebend again, stronger and more skillfully than before.