874A viper-lizard's tales » by Yumi Take The desert sun burns and Zuko probably shouldn't touch the moving cloth, but he does anyway.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Angst & Family, chapters: 175, words: 168k+, favs: 581, follows: 664, updated: 5/24 published: 3/6/2016, Zuko, Iroh, Jet, Azula
34Zuko, Master of Fire » by thinkerPhil Tu Zin changed things. Zuko is alone - truly alone - and must master his anger before it masters him. AU from "The Chase" from Book 2 of the original cartoon. Rated for violence and mild swearing.
Avatar: Last Airbender, M, English, Adventure & Angst, chapters: 15, words: 69k+, favs: 50, follows: 79, updated: 4/30 published: 12/27/2021, Aang, Zuko, Azula, Jeong Jeong
2k+Morality Chain » by Pureauthor /AU-ish/ "You're my brother. That's got to count for something. Right, Zuzu?" If Azula and Zuko had always cared for each other, how different would their live's paths have been?
Avatar: Last Airbender, K+, English, Family & Friendship, chapters: 45, words: 267k+, favs: 5k+, follows: 5k+, updated: 3/11 published: 3/19/2010, Azula, Zuko
253 To Lose or to Gain: Iroh's Child » by Yemi Hikari Zuko knows from Azula's own mouth that Fire Lord Azulon ordered Ozai to sacrifice his first born son in order that Ozai might redeem himself in Azulon's eyes. He in fact expects his father to kill him, but something else happens instead. (AU spinning off my one-shot To Lose or to Gain.)
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 44, words: 62k+, favs: 475, follows: 593, updated: 1/7 published: 5/20/2019, Zuko, Iroh, Azulon
87To Challenge One's Fate » by PyroNeko Starts during ep. 18 of the animated series, Zuko is very badly damaged when his ship explodes. Iroh rescues him and nurses him back to health, but he isn't the same. His fate has been forever changed by one single event. Will he get his life back on track or can he allow this tragedy to remake him? Zuko/OC romance. Rated T for descriptive injuries.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 40, words: 141k+, favs: 71, follows: 86, updated: 11/3/2021 published: 2/16/2013, Zuko, OC
822Towards the Sun » by MuffinLance Zuko botches his escape on the day of the eclipse and sits out the war in prison. What will the Gaang do with a new Fire Lord they can't trust? Season Four "Zuko never joined the Gaang, and he's really bad at being good" AU.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Family & Adventure, chapters: 22, words: 66k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 6/14/2021 published: 5/15/2019, Zuko
124 Imprisoned Love » by Ardala91 She was one of those captured during the raids. Young and untrained. Yet how can she survive not in the prisons, but in a gilded prison of marriage to the enemy? OC story. 40 years before the show. Slightly dark, contains forced marriage. No graphic smutt.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 37, words: 129k+, favs: 112, follows: 67, updated: 3/4/2021 published: 7/14/2009, OC
66Dance of the Dragons » by LizaGreen Two dragons, two heirs, one secret... and one Avatar. Or at least, there should be. But the world has been at war for a hundred years and the spirits move on, finding one small boy on a beach... a boy who could quite possibly change the world. Please read and rate!
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, chapters: 9, words: 87k+, favs: 203, follows: 254, updated: 2/9/2021 published: 5/11/2014, Zuko
892The Palace (Ongoing) » by LittleMartian Novel Length. Things go on behind closed doors in palaces, everyone knows that. But when it is decided that Prince Zuko and Prince Lu Ten need to find wives, will the selected girls have what it takes to get past the secrecy and revenge that goes on where the royal families lie? Will Princess Katara have the strength? Zutara and many surprise pairings AU
Avatar: Last Airbender, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 50, words: 366k+, favs: 537, follows: 724, updated: 11/4/2020 published: 4/17/2013, Zuko, Katara, Azula, Lu Ten
35Washed Up Upon the Sand » by Pat Squared 28 years after the war, a Fire Nation slave is washed up upon the shore of Kyoshi Island. What else will wash up on shore?
Avatar: Last Airbender, M, English, Romance, chapters: 10, words: 20k+, favs: 15, follows: 21, updated: 10/11/2020 published: 6/3/2007, Zuko
5k+Another Brother » by AvocadoLove It was a mission of revenge. There weren't supposed to be any survivors, but Chief Hakoda couldn't bring himself to kill the Fire Nation boy. Against his better judgment, he brought him home. A Zuko joins the Water Tribe story.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Adventure & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 39, words: 325k+, favs: 7k+, follows: 7k+, updated: 7/31/2020 published: 7/22/2008, Aang, Sokka, Zuko, Katara
197Merging Pathways » by Eternity sword Zuko was the enemy. That had been obvious to Katara from the moment he had attacked her village. But when she finds herself trapped with him after the Siege of the Northern Water Tribe, she finds herself questioning who he really is, and if he really is the enemy she thought he was, while he comes to question his own enmity with her. Post season 1. Zutara. Not exactly a capture fic
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 23, words: 165k+, favs: 375, follows: 524, updated: 7/25/2020 published: 8/9/2015, [Katara, Zuko]
2k+Reluctant Hero » by P.A.W.07 "It was an accident." That was what Zuko had said to his crew when he used an element he hadn't been meant to. He wasn't the Avatar. The Avatar was supposed to be in the Earth Kingdom, hidden by its walls. Unless the old Avatar had died long ago ... and had already been replaced fifteen years ago. AU.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 45, words: 225k+, favs: 4k+, follows: 4k+, updated: 5/22/2020 published: 5/2/2010, Aang, Zuko, Iroh
5 Burns and big brothers by Morningleaf24 Aang follows Toph when she goes to meet Zuko and watches what happens and changes his mind about Zuko as a firebending teacher.
Avatar: Last Airbender, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 80, follows: 26, 3/15/2020, Aang, Zuko, Toph
3 While the Cat's Away, the Mouse-Pigeons Will Play » by attackfishscales Zuko needs to find the Avatar and regain his cat.
Avatar: Last Airbender, K, English, Humor & Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 5k+, favs: 23, follows: 5, updated: 2/10/2020 published: 9/13/2019
99Solace » by bevesy Ozai banished and married Azula off when she made a shocking mistake by saving her brother in an Agni Kai. Three years later, Ozai comes to the Southern Water Tribe to take his daughter back, even when she is not the same person he once knew.
Avatar: Last Airbender, M, English, Tragedy & Romance, chapters: 14, words: 40k+, favs: 154, follows: 210, updated: 1/20/2020 published: 7/20/2016, [Azula, Sokka]
45 It Was An Accident » by it's aro bitch If Uncle hadn't insisted on making Zuko wait tables filled with giggling girls, this wouldn't have happened. If the damn Water Tribe peasant hadn't heard about the amazing new tea shop, this wouldn't have happened. If Zuko didn't come up with such terrible ideas while panicking, this wouldn't have happened.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 3, words: 32k+, favs: 426, follows: 215, updated: 9/23/2019 published: 7/9/2016, [Zuko, Sokka] Iroh, Toph
4 Brave Soldier Boy » by attackfishscales After the Agni Kai, his father sends him away to be a soldier, to fight and die with the soldiers he spoke out to save.
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Angst, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 72, follows: 31, 8/30/2019
4 The Sharpest Rocks Lie Just Below the Surface by attackfishscales No one comes out of Lake Laogai the same person they were when they went in. Sequel to "Until the Walls Break Like Waves".
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, Family & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 26, follows: 10, 8/2/2019, Zuko, Iroh, Jet, Toph
348 The Worst Prisoner: The illusion of separation (Book 2) » by emletish Four friends separately make their way to Ba Sing Se, learning wisdom along the way. Will our two lovers, forbidden from one another, find each other again? Will Aang find the courage to be the avatar the world needs? Will Sokka be condemned to more conversations about feelings? A shenanagin filled romp through the Earth Kingdom. Zutara yes, but this is primarily a friendship fic
Avatar: Last Airbender, T, English, chapters: 18, words: 137k+, favs: 543, follows: 397, updated: 5/19/2019 published: 9/30/2018, Aang, Sokka, Zuko, Katara