Over a hundred royal servants work in the Fire Nation Royal Palace and tend to the Royal Family's every need. To become a royal servant is the honor of a lifetime for servants and their families. The servants are also responsible for carrying the Royal Family's palanquins.
Azula had a special staff of all-female servants that had tended to her every need since she was a baby. They washed and brushed her hair, manicured her nails, pedicured her feet, gave her massages, and cooked nutritious meals for her. Azula did not treat her servants with much kindness, and many of them were terrified of her.
When Azula was preparing for her coronation with the help of her servants, Azula became delusional with paranoia, fear, and emotional pain and banished one of her servants after she found a pit in her cherry, which she believed to be an attempt to choke her to death. She later banished the rest of her servants and the entire palace staff out of fear that they would betray her.
Zuko had his own staff of male servants that tended to him during his time in the Fire Nation as the Crown Prince and eventually Fire Lord. They would help Zuko dress and offer him fresh fruit, a massage, a hot towel, and to wash his feet.
Unlike his sister, Zuko was generally kind to his servants, often politely refusing their services; in turn, his servants were pleased to serve him.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated, encyclopedia now broken though archived here.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 O'Bryan, John (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (November 16, 2007). "Nightmares and Daydreams". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 9. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (July 19, 2008). "Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 20. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (July 19, 2008). "Sozin's Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 18. Nickelodeon.