OMUI how is Zhao not the best firenation person. He is one of my favorites and i wish he makes a come back on a vendetta on the spirit world or something. that could be like Book 4 the spirit world and Zhao is Public Enemy one. But i know im getting a bit ahead of myself.
I don't really watch shows much but let me just show ya.
Also Avatar is the Exception to my tendency. XD Cuz I really awe struck by the EK. The Firenation is not that gloriously appealing and sinister for a bad guy. The Dai Li and its evilness is awesome!
Anyway evil people I love: Venom(spiderman)-hahah same as you Dr. Doom(Fantastic 4) Magneto(X-men) Jessie and James(Pokemon) LOL! The Evil Earth Empire(Vandread) The Soviets(On all cold war based games and stories) The Mongols(On all events) China(C&C Generals) NOD(C&C series) Ect..... Ect.... Etc......
doom and magneto are awesome too. but how is the FN not evil? they have killed so many in the war, and all the fire lords are willing to sacrifice those people for their causes.
Basically the propaganda that went about the firenation making them think that their war is good and such I think makes them the evil side.
All those of years of brainwashing is not going to be easy to extinguish. Realistically speaking in order to subdue the firenation peoples mentality of invading the world they must be controlled strictly by the other nations after the war is over. If not the firenation could either again have a build up or be torn between two factions those respecting the sovereignty of the other nations and those wanting to conquer the world.
@Zuko614: ATLA is the show which is the exception where my favorite is not the bad guys! XD Cuz the Firenation is not that appealing and glorious in feeling.
You forgot Iroh, the Dragon of the West, general of the Fire Nation, rightful heir to the throne, Pai Sho Grand Master of the Order of the White Lotus, Seer of Spirits, owner of the Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop in Ba Sing Se's fashionable Upper Ring.
And you're also missing the greatest swordsman in the world, the greatest swordmaker, the artist, the warrior poet, the man who single-handedly defeated 100 elite soldiers to win his freedom, the world-famous and worldly Piandao.
AND you forgot the legendary supreme genius of the Fire Nation Military, the first man to desert and live, densetsu tensai Master Jeong Jeong.
It depends what context 'best' is being used in. If it means best Firebender, I would have to say Ozai or Iroh, but if it means best characterwise, or personality, or hair ( :P ), my answer would change.
Ozai- He shooted lightning 3 times faster then Iroh did. He's going to be strong and the last fight against Aang is going to be the best ever. To bad Ozai will lose that one tho(pretty obvious, good guys always win on tv)