*a single clap is heard and slowly escalates into a cacophony of applause and as that applause transitions into full on cheering and screaming Azula's flames steadily turn more and more blue until they quickly transition to white. The audience is briefly confused but they are not deterred and continue to cheer and they cry tears of joy and laughter as they realize that her supposedly white flames are actually just her spewing pure salt out of her body. The rest of the tri-state area begin slowly but surely to join in the rapturous clamor as people appreciate the severity of the burn inflicted upon Azula that is more potent than the flames used by her father on the day of the comet. By the time she makes this realization the rest of the planet has joined in the bellowing and the ground begins to shake. Lo and behold, the Earth mother herself has begun to voice her amusement and the rest of the galaxy would be soon to follow...*
@Lord Wivern, TL;Dr: Lol
Not to mention the perfect name. Azul being Spanish for blue...
@ofcemilynicole, I've seen this show many, many times now. I never once realized this.
@ofcemilynicole, I kinda wonder if the fact that her fire was made blue is a visual pun based on her name because if they wanted to differentiate her fire from her Zuko’s quite frankly most people would jump to the color red not blue so maybe
So if anyone is curious about the legit reason, the creators have said it was to make Azula vs Zuko fights more clear since they’re by far the most common fire on fire duels in the show.
Personally I've always liked the explanation being that her fire is raw power with minimal restraint, basically a stronger version of commander Zhao. Though deep down I know it's just too make her fights with zuko easier to follow. But I'm allowed my own head canon.
Which salt? There are way too many salts that have different effects to just say "salt makes fire blue".
@mas2de, I think in fireworks they use a kind of aluminum salt for blue
I'm bringing this knowledge to my next backyard fire party....
also copper shavings make the flame green.
and bath salt turns the coals purple.
Salt burns orange though......
Blue flame is a result of complete combustion whereas the orange/yellowish flames typically associated with fire is the result of incomplete combustion. In the show, Firebending is typically fueled by anger. In most people, anger and hatred stem from complicated personal issues that aren’t fully processed emotionally, much like how incomplete combustion doesn’t completely burn all the fuel present. In Azula’s case, all she has is her rage. It burns totally through her and in the end consumes her entire mental being. I’m sure that the creators didn’t think that far into it but it’s an interesting character analysis
Iroh explains in the show why her flames are blue... yall whack
Dang it, I just put this in uploads. Not quick enough on the draw it seems.