To the stars!
- Oct 7, 2014
Oh , I never read the comics....kind of glad I made that decision.
I prefer to think of Ursa as a good mother to Zuko and as someone who TRIED to reign in Azula's less desirable tendencies. Based on what we saw in the show, that is the conclusion I could reach.
I'll just whistle to myself, walk away, and pretend the comics never happened.
I too wish that the comics never existed so as to preserve a better version of Ursa in my head. But the comics have unfortunately colored my views against her permanently. Azula is pretty violent and was a horrid brat as a child but even in the original show she exhibited feelings of abandonment and resentment towards her mother so you never know what was really going on even in the context of the original.
Honestly, it would have been better had Ursa been killed or martyred instead of what they gave us. It made the readers side WAY too much with Azula, who is supposed to be the crazy irrational one. The fact that the supposedly "good" character's actions was enough to make us root for the bad character to totally destroy her says a lot about how writers can fuck up majorly when it comes to shitty character development.