officially the best madness scene in the western world
I’m sorry Lady Macbeth you had a good run
I fucking love this scene.
All the little details, like how she moves differently, holds her head, her hair, I love her hair.
Can we just talk for a minute about how Azula’s descent into madness is not only brilliantly written and performed, but animated?? Because it is so incredible.
We learned in psychology and film about microexpressions—facial expressions that are extremely visceral reactions to emotion; nigh uncontrollable. And Azula is so impeccably animated it makes it seem like she has these: from the moment her father betrays her trust and takes flight as the Pheonix King, she’s devastated and desperate to hide it, and that Azula transforms into this Azula—sloppy, unfettered, and incredibly dangerous. There’s this animalistic side to her that is revolting and transfixing all at once—and at the end, I just feel sorry for her. I can’t help it. She literally has nothing left, not even her sanity.
Can we also take a moment, looking at how she holds her head?
All, down and when she moves it from one side to the other it looks like a strained movement like her brain is too heavy in her skull..
I have no qualms in stating that Sozin’s Comet is literally my favorite piece of animation in the history of everything ever. There is no animated film, short, episode, anything that I can point to as having had a more profound effect on me at any age.
Except maybe Hunchback but that’s mostly the residual fondness talking.
This scene really gave me all the feels.
This scene along with Zuko and Azula’s scene was my favorite out of the entire finale.
She’s one of the best designed characters out of all Western animation.
- mrgammakay reblogged this from superhighschoollevelbullshitter
- superhighschoollevelbullshitter reblogged this from onewellplacedcunch
- gracefulmagesticgiraffe reblogged this from keepfeedingthebears
- gracefulmagesticgiraffe likes this
- hark-a-geek reblogged this from melodiesforclouds
- restless-hearts likes this
- mistressmonochrome reblogged this from prussias-dick
- trainerhooch reblogged this from draugrr
- likeschoolinsummertime reblogged this from puhshpuhsh
- thisisdefinitelyausername reblogged this from keepfeedingthebears
- just-plain-claire reblogged this from sarcastic-and-fantastic
- ravengoesforteaat221b reblogged this from robiningravens
- emmi-amtl reblogged this from wallyisnotdead
- emmi-amtl likes this
- mostly-disney reblogged this from keepfeedingthebears
- kiwisodas reblogged this from robiningravens
- goldannaple reblogged this from robiningravens
- 50-shades-of-blu reblogged this from rise-of-the-gaydians
- wallyisnotdead reblogged this from sehboofs
- theredbearsaysroar reblogged this from thefulltimeinternethobo
- renderedpotato reblogged this from robiningravens
- batpersons likes this
- sehboofs reblogged this from robiningravens
- frutpunchninja reblogged this from robiningravens and added:
- frutpunchninja likes this
- analyticinspiration reblogged this from fountina
- isaywhatiwanttosay likes this
- caraisabou reblogged this from youcantcancelquidditchbitch
- nerdybertie likes this
- littlegreyjoy reblogged this from thatu
- codladh likes this
- luke-hole reblogged this from robchard
- imlthogwrocks likes this
- itachifan likes this
- ontheroadtoenlightenment reblogged this from robiningravens
- robchard reblogged this from robiningravens
- areyoubuzzlightyear reblogged this from robiningravens
- robiningravens reblogged this from spacemen-with-space-teef
- the-soul-wanda reblogged this from keepfeedingthebears
- the-soul-wanda likes this
- thejnspdiehard likes this
- luna-lovegood-in-the-tardis-221b likes this
- callingthequits reblogged this from thatu
- myaisthewalrus reblogged this from copperhairproduction
- copperhairproduction reblogged this from mama-annie
- secret-agent-awesome reblogged this from rise-of-the-gaydians
- monsterr-heta-kitteh likes this
- amylovespocky reblogged this from ominouskills
- amylovespocky likes this
- sodamnkawaii reblogged this from randomstuffeverydayandnight