@Zebradonkey - Yes, Katara had a strong personality, but can you honestly say she never was in control of her emotions at some point that made her "cool & calm" in certain situations? Sorry, but no I'm not getting her mixed up with Mai who was no where near being cool nor calm, she was just unemotional and had a static personality, until the third season when she started going out with Zuko. I made the comment about "opposites attract" because people have a theory for that, so I went with it. It's not my basis for liking this ship, though.
I never said Aang didn't mature from the goofy kid he was in the first two seasons, I just don't think he matured to the level that Katara did. Haha, I didn't try to make her sound like some horny 18-20 year old (I'm not writing a fanfiction), that was the least of what I was trying to get across. I'll admit, I probably worded that wrong, so excuse me for that.
Hey that's how I see it, I'm not knocking down your beliefs just because you like Kataang or whatever. I'm stating here why I think they go well with each other, if you don't agree with it, that's not my problem, you have your opinion and I have mine. I'm not twisting up anyone's character, I see it like it is, the same way you do your way. Not once did I "downplay" Aang or Mai's characters, so please if you're going to reply to what I
said, then don't put words in my mouth.
I just feel (let's make that the keyword) that she needed someone just as strong as she was and vice versa for Zuko. Yes, Mai did provide that, but for it to just come out suddenly like it did in season 3 (comic or not) it was too late for me. Katara and Zuko actually had more interaction then Zuko and Mai, which lead to me wanting to see this couple together. And yes, before you say anything, I know the majority of that "interaction" was fighting each other. There was just potential for something to grow there during the time of "The Crossroads of Destiny", when she touched his scar and almost healed it with the water, that she later used for Aang.
I don't think Zuko's character was immature in the least, just not as developed or panned out as I would have liked to see. He was an interesting char. with a deep story to tell, but he wasn't the main character, so only so much could be said about him without taking the focus off of the Avatar and making this show: "Zuko: The Scarred Prince" or something odd like that...lol.
Mike and Bryan didn't put Zuko with Mai to burn out Zutarians (sorry, but you're not that important xD) They paired Zuko and Mai up because they felt they meshed best together. (which they did)"
I didn't mean literally, I was joking.
Once again, I never said that Zuko and Katara were "destined" to be with each other, as they weren't in the end of the series, I'm just stating why I LIKE the couple together over Kataang. Geez, it's people like you that make me dislike "Kataangers" sometimes. Even with this reply I didn't try to "downplay" anyone, just honestly gave my opinion on WHY I LIKE them together.