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Izumi is the current Fire Lord of the Fire Nation, granddaughter of Ozai and Ursa, daughter of Lord Zuko, niece of Azula and Kiyi, and mother of General Iroh. She ascended the throne in 167 AG following her father's abdication.[2][3]


Early life

Izumi was born a princess of the Fire Nation to Fire Lord Zuko following the Hundred Year War. At some point during her life she had a son, whom she named Iroh after her great-uncle, and a daughter.[4] As Crown Princess of the Fire Nation, Izumi ascended to the throne as Fire Lord following her father's abdication in 167 AG.[2][3]

171 AG

Following the anarchy in the Earth Kingdom in 171 AG, Izumi and the other world leaders tasked Kuvira with restoring order to the chaos-ravaged nation, granting her the position of interim president until the Earth Kingdom was stabilized enough for Prince Wu's return and restoration to the Earth Kingdom throne.[5]

174 AG

Three years later, Izumi traveled to Republic City in her official capacity as Fire Lord to attend Prince Wu's coronation as the 54th Earth King. There, she sat next to her father and witnessed Kuvira denounce Wu's authority and dissolve the Earth Kingdom in favor of the Earth Empire under her own rule. Izumi and the other world leaders convened after the coronation and agreed to send Suyin Beifong as their representative to speak with Kuvira and convince the metalbender to step down.[6]

Weeks after Korra failed to stop Kuvira from taking Zaofu, Izumi attended a meeting of the world leaders, although without the Water Tribes' representatives, at City Hall. She was unimpressed with Wu's suggestion to attack Kuvira with an army of "highly trained badgermoles", and her glare toned down the eccentric ideas of the Earth Kingdom royal. Before they could continue, their meeting was interrupted by Korra and Opal and later by Bolin and Varrick, who all alerted them of Kuvira's plan to manufacture a spirit vine-powered super weapon.

Izumi refused to support a preemptive strike against Kuvira during a meeting with the other world leaders at City Hall.

When Raiko suggested a preemptive strike due to the threat posed by Kuvira, Izumi firmly stated that her army would not support such an aggressive and unprovoked action. As the president tried to reason with her, pointing out that Kuvira was a threat to the world and needed to be stopped, she explained that her nation had already spent too much of its history fighting meaningless wars and she refused to put her nation through another one unless there was no other choice. When Raiko relented and revised his offensive plan to one of defense in which he would fortify the borders, Izumi readily offered the Fire Nation's help.[1]


Izumi displays a calm, patient personality and, conscious of the dark past of her nation, is opposed to aggressive and unprovoked attacks on the other nations. She also takes her role as a leader seriously, showing no tolerance for humor when discussing military actions and exuding a firm demeanor when people attempted to make her change her mind.[1]


Main article: Fire Nation Royal Family
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The Legend of Korra

Book Four: Balance (平衡)


Preceded by
Heir to the Fire Lord
Unknown – 167 AG
Succeeded by

Preceded by
Fire Lord
167 AG – present
Succeeded by


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Graham, Ian (director). (November 28, 2014). "Beyond the Wilds". The Legend of Korra. Book Four: Balance. Episode 9. Nick.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 From older Welcome to Republic City online game, originally on Nick.com. Game now broken, archived at The Lost Lore of Avatar Korra - Fire Lord Zuko.
  3. 3.0 3.1 DiMartino, Michael Dante; Konietzko, Bryan & Dos Santos, Joaquim (December 2, 2014). "Rebirth" commentary. Book Three: Change Blu-ray.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Joshua Hamilton on the DVD commentary for "The Coronation".
  5. Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (October 3, 2014). "After All These Years". The Legend of Korra. Book Four: Balance. Episode 1. Nick.com.
  6. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Zwyer, Melchior (director). (October 17, 2014). "The Coronation". The Legend of Korra. Book Four: Balance. Episode 3. Nick.com.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino on the DVD commentary for "Beyond the Wilds".
  8. Hedrick, Tim (writer) & Heck, Colin (director). (October 4, 2013). "Peacekeepers". The Legend of Korra. Book Two: Spirits. Episode 5. Nickelodeon.