They always enjoyed being around each other, even though Azula picked on her occasionally. She was jealous of Ty Lee's acrobatic skills. Azula did not like it when anybody bested her in any skill and was even shown pushing her over at one point. However, they still got along and pranked their mutual friend Mai together.
Zuko: How are you okay with helping Azula destroy everything and everyone just so she can be firelord? Azula: Oh Boy… What am I going to do without you? Azula: I may not be Firelord but even I can fit all four nations in my hands. Ty Lee: What?
The following list considers a few important details regarding this highly dysfunctional relationship in the Avatar franchise. Ty Lee, also being part of the aristocracy, meets her best friend turned paranoid enemy at this school. Interestingly, the academy educates its students on history and culture as much as it trains them to survive as part of the demanding military of the Fire Nation. While both play villainous roles for most of the series, it is clear that the dynamic between them is established by the time they are around ten years old.