I’ve always known that the writers would re-introduce Zuko at some point during the series. It just wouldn’t make sense to keep him alive but out of the lime light at the same time. I expected the writers to re-introduce Zuko at some point during the course of Book 4, but the Book 3 clip that was leaked yesterday from Netherlands suggests otherwise. If you re-watch the clip, you probably won’t see any trace of Zuko throughout the 13 second time span. That’s because the recording included a grey area at the top of the video that made some of the content a bit more difficult to see.
Fortunately for all of us, someone who is able to see an official version of the clip took a picture of the clip about eight seconds in and it includes what appears to be a familiar face. On top of the dragon that resembles Fang is an older man who many believe to be Zuko. It’s quite astonishing that his figure cannot be deciphered the slightest bit in the original video, but we’re fortunate enough to have received a brighter image of the scene.
The original image from the clip can be seen below. After, you can see a brightened version of the image that appears to depict Zuko – an 85 year old ambassador of peace.
Below is the brightened version of the same scene. As you can see, the image is still not completely clear but it’s the best we have considering it’s only a leak. If any of you readers in Netherlands happen to stumble upon this clip, I urge you to re-record it and post it on YouTube so we can get a better look at the scenes from Book 3.
Even though this particular character “appears” to resemble Zuko, it’s not a sure thing. I don’t want to confirm that Zuko will be in Book 3, because this image does not confirm that. It definitely suggests it, but it doesn’t confirm it.
Alexander Giannie Mercardi, the original uploader of the video, also seems to think the character is Zuko. When asked for his opinion, he responded, “I’ve rewatched in on the tv a several times and it seems like the side of his head is indeed darker so it might be the Zuko scar but I am not very sure because his head is like a few pixels big. I can assure you that he is wearing fire nation clothes though.”
His opinion is probably what counts at this point because he was able to see the original video. As you can see, the identity of this particular character is still in question. If you care for my opinion, I think this character is Zuko. I think Zuko will play an extensive role this season, which will be exciting to see.
What are your thoughts on this topic? Will we be seeing Zuko during the course of Book 3?