Zukaang

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Pairing
Pairing: Zukaang
Alternative name(s): Zuko/Aang
Gender category: M/M
Fandom: Avatar: the Last Airbender
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Minor
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Zuko/Aang, or Zukaang, is a slash ship in the series Avatar: the Last Airbender that pairs airbender Avatar Aang with firebender Prince Zuko.

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Canon

Zuko and Aang meet in the second episode of the series. They start the series as enemies: Zuko is initially the main antagonist to Aang's protagonist. Having been banished by his father, Zuko is determined to capture the Avatar in order to regain his father's respect. After discovering that Aang is the Avatar, Zuko chases the Gaang on their journeys. Zuko fights and captures Aang a number of times, but Aang expresses to him that he wishes they could have met during a peaceful time and been friends. During the second season, Zuko goes through a redemption arc and determines to fire against the Fire Nation. During the third and final season, Zuko becomes Aang's Firebending teacher, and they become firm friends. One of the final shots in the series is of Aang and Zuko embracing in front of the gathered ensemble and a crowd, both of them in ceremonial clothing.

Fandom

Zukaang can be considered an Enemies to Friends to Lovers relationship.

The ship has very minor popularity. The two are on opposing sides of the Zutara vs Kataang ship war.

Fan Works

Aang/Zuko works on AO3