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Throughout the series, it is hinted that Iroh has visited the Spirit World. He could see Aang riding Roku's dragon and has a great deal of respect for balance and other Spirits.

My personal theory is that he went there to try to revive or at least speak to his son Lu Ten after he fell at Ba Sing Se, but AFAIK this is simply speculation on my part. I would, however, like to know if there are any facts that support (or disprove) my theory.

Is there any evidence as to Iroh's motivations for visiting the Spirit World or the time frame in which he did so?

  • When did Iroh see Aang while in the Spirit World? – Nick T Jul 25 '12 at 22:15
  • @NickT - While Iroh was arrested, he saw Aang riding on Roku's Dragon. – Origami Robot Jul 26 '12 at 0:17
  • What episode I mean? – Nick T Jul 26 '12 at 0:42
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    The Winter Solstice, I think. S1E7 & S1E8 – Origami Robot Jul 26 '12 at 1:01
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The wiki for this series states that:

... he was claimed to have journeyed to the Spirit World in search of his son after death

Which gives a time during/after the 600 day siege, which began 94 ASC (After Sozins comet). So some time after 95 ASC Iroh travels to the spirit realm, and before 99 ASC (when the avatar awakens).

This is hinted at in Avatar Extras (Book 2: Earth) from the episode Zuko Alone (I'll need to rewatch to find out when exactly, and I'll try to hunt down the extras). Bear in mind I picked this up from the wiki so I can't be 100% about the information.

  • Interesting. I wasn't aware there was anything that stated this. If you can confirm the reference, I'll gladly accept. – Origami Robot Jan 30 '12 at 19:34
  • It's on the wiki somewhere I'm sure of it... – AncientSwordRage Jan 30 '12 at 19:58
  • The wiki references Avatar Extras. Just add the details of what they say in there if you can find it. – Origami Robot Jan 30 '12 at 20:03
  • The thing is I can't track down a clip or reference to that. – AncientSwordRage Jan 30 '12 at 20:55
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    I added a link to Avatar Extras. It is mentioned as a "rumor", but it comes from Nickelodeon. – Origami Robot Feb 2 '12 at 5:38

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