I’m not saying the Avatar state doesn’t have incredible—and helpful power. But you have to understand, for the people who love you, watching you be in that much rage and pain is really scary.
Aang growing up..
aang stop it you’re only 14
Aang levitates in the air, until suddenly, a bolt of lightning strikes his body. The swirling cosmic ball vanishes and the avatar spirit falls and fades away along with the path of light Aang is standing on. Aang’s body plummets to the earth below. Back in the physical world, Aang’s body is also falling to the ground. His clothes are charred, and there is a terrible wound on his back where he was struck, as well as a burnt spot on the sole of his foot where the lightning exited. Katara stares shocked and horrified, tears rolling down her face. She turns her body and swirls the water around her. Katara creates a large wave and rides on top of it towards Aang, arms spread behind her. The wave rolls over Zuko and the Dai Li, washing them away. Katara catches Aang and lands on the ground, the water flowing away from her. She holds his unconscious body and looks up hopelessly...
Headcanon: at some point Zuko decided he wanted a family portrait instead of a simple portrait like all the Fire Lords before him had… it all went downhill from there. Not that he complained.