Aries is, far and away, the fieriest of the fire signs. They flit about like a restless flame, blow up with the ferocity of a wildfire, and leave a trail of ashy, smoldering chaos in their wake. So it’s fitting that, of all the firebenders in “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” no one is fiercer than Azula, who is absolutely an Aries.
The princess of the Fire Nation and the only daughter of Fire Lord Ozai, Azula is a natural-born leader. As the Fire Nation’s hunt for Team Avatar becomes more and more frantic, Azula takes the reigns with her two best friends, Mai and Ty Lee, in tow. Simmering beneath her cunning ploys and strategic gifts, the princess is fueled by an explosive temper. Fits of un-channeled rage are one of the hallmarks of the first sign in the zodiac. Like Azula, Aries do what they want and do things their way. Aries responds to obstacles by barreling straight through them (this sign is represented by the ram for a reason). Likewise, for Azula, everything is a game that can be won, whether it’s capturing the Avatar, humiliating Long Feng, or dominating a beachfront game of kuai ball.
At their worst, Aries is an impulsive, impatient, and hotheaded sign who never apologizes for their lack of temperance. Azula certainly represents some of the worst qualities of those born between March 21 and April 19. She’s a fiery spirit with an intensity that, pointed in the wrong direction, expresses itself as sadism, aggression, and cruelty.