General Iroh is a new character that we get to see in The Legend of Korra. He is the son of Firelord Azumi and Grandson of Firelord Zuko. And was named after Zuko’s beloved Uncle Iroh. He is also a general in the United Forces. General Iroh is not only a member of the Fire Nation Royal Family, but he is the youngest General in the history of the United Forces.
He is a courageous soldier. And does not shy away from a fight. And even fights to the last extent. At one point, he even fought even after his fleet was destroyed. He is an expert Firebender and uses lightning very accurately. He used his Firebending to kill several of the Equalists’ biplanes in the battle of Republic City.
In this article, we will look at all the appearances of General Iroh in The Legend of Korra.
There was not much detail about General Iroh’s childhood in The Legend of Korra. All we know is that he is the son of Firelord Azumi, and at some point in his life, he joined the Republic Forces, where he became the youngest general in the history of the forces. He also became very close to General Bumi, the son of Avatar Aang.
We first get to see General Iroh on The Legend of Korra during the Battle of Republic City. Tenzin sent him a request to assist in the fight against the Equalists. General Iroh obliged and accepted his request to help reclaim the Republic City.
Fight For Republic City
General Iroh comes with his fleet of Battleships to assist in the “Battle for Republic City.” But when he reached the city’s shores, he was surprised at the lack of any counterattack from the Equalists. But to his further surprise, the waters near the town were full of Naval Mines, which destroyed his fleet.
After the fleet hit the mines, Equalists attacked them with their new high-speed aircraft. However, Iroh still did not give up and started shooting the enemy planes from the helm of his ship using his Firebending. And was able to down a lot of enemy planes. It was only when his firebending intercepted bomb midair and the resulting shockwaves sent him crashing into the ocean. Korra then rescued General Iroh.
Korra healed the wounds of general Iroh. After healing, he sent a wire to Commander Bumi, telling him about the mines and biplanes and instructing him to wait at Red Sea Island until they take out the airfield. But when they were infiltrating the field, General Iroh, Bolin, and Asami got electrocuted by the electric fence surrounding the area. And were subsequently captured.
Hiroshi Sato confronted them and told them that they intercepted Iroh’s wire to Bumi and know the location of the fleet. However, they were tied with metal chains and could not escape as none of them were Metalbenders.
At this time, Naga arrived and freed them from their captivity. After escaping, Iroh used his Firebending to propel him midair and intercept a biplane. He took control of the plane, intercepted a fleet of five aircraft, and destroyed them using his plane and Firebending. He contributed a lot to reclaiming Republic City.
Six months after the “Battle of Republic City,” Korra approached General Iroh to seek assistance against the Northern Water Tribe in favor of Southerners. He agreed and covered the movement of his fleet as a routine training exercise. But he was stopped by President Raiko and was ordered not to move the fleet out of bay until his orders.
He also attacked the Dark Avatar with his fleet to help Korra, but the Dark Avatar was so powerful that he neutralized all of his fleets instantly.
After Kuvira’s imminent attack on Republic City, he deployed his battalions of foot soldiers and Mecha suits. At the same time, his ships were docked at Yue Bay. He kept asking for confirmation to engage with Kuvira’s forces, but Raiko did not give him the go-ahead and surrendered the city to Kuvira. A frustrated General Iroh then aided Korra in escaping and helping her in defeating Korra.
He also appeared in the graphic novel The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars. And fought against Tokuga as well as protected the portal of Republic City.
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