guys i just realized something, there is no proof that azula was actually enjoying zuko’s agni kai against their father.
iroh was the one storytelling, and we saw his own flashback, he had his eyes closed so all we’re seeing is what he assumed their reactions were. we all know iroh doesn’t think many good things about azula...
obviously azula wouldn’t show horror at the scene, she’s nothing if not extremely intelligent, and by showing any form of displeasure at her father actions she would’ve risked her own safety too. but i really doubt she was doing that evil smirk we saw, even less at age 11.
i’m aware that she wasn’t the kindest sister, but even if she tried to hide it with taunting because of that need to never show “weakness”, if she didn’t care about zuko’s safety she wouldn’t have told him about her father’s and grandfather’s plans to kill him.
she may have disguised it as mocking and taunting (which was a really smart thing to do because if ozai had found out, she could have covered it up as her being mean, which is the only thing everyone ever chooses to see from her anyways), but she was warning him.
she knows she’s considered a monster by everyone, some of them (ozai) like that about her and some of them hate it (everyone else), but even when it hurts her, she knows how to take advantage of it.
we don’t give this girl enough credit for her intelligence and assume everything is as shallow as it initially looks, but i’m done with it.