Zuko: Circus freak!
Ty Lee: Yes, I'm a circus freak! Go ahead and laugh, all of you. You wanna know why I joined the circus?
Azula: Here we go
Ty Lee: Do you have any idea what my home life was like? Growing up with six sisters who look exactly like me. It was like I didn't even have my own name. I joined the circus because I was afraid of spending the rest of my life as part of a matched set. At least I'm different now. Circus freak is a compliment!
Mai: Guess that explains why you need ten boyfriends, too.
Ty Lee: I'm sorry, what?
Mai: Attention issues. You couldn't get enough attention when you were a kid, so you're trying to make up for it now.
Ty Lee: Well, what's your excuse, Mai? You were an only child for fifteen years, and even with all that attention, your aura is still this dingy, pasty, grey-
Mai: I don't believe in auras.
Zuko: Yeah, you don't believe in anything.
Mai: Oh well I'm sorry I can't as high strung and crazy as the rest of you.
Zuko: I'm sorry, too. I wish you would be high strung and crazy for once instead of keeping all your feelings bottled up inside. She just called your aura dingy! Are you gonna take that?
Mai: What do you want from me? You want a teary confession of how hard my childhood was? Well, it wasn't. I was a rich only child and got anything I wanted, as long as I behaved, and sat still, and didn't speak unless spoken to. My mother said I had to keep out of trouble, we had my father's political career to think about.
Azula: Well that's it, then: you had a controlling mother who had certain expectations, and if you strayed from them, you were shut down. That's why you're afraid to care about anything and why you can't express yourself.
Mai: You want me to express myself? Leave me alone!
Zuko: I like it when you express yourself. (walks up to her and tries to put his arm around her)
Mai: Don't touch me! I'm still mad at you!