finished watching ATLA and was surprised Aang actually ended up with his crush/love interest, whereas Katara/Zuko who were set up both visually and narratively as a complementing couple didn’t end up together.
A quick search reveals fandom overwhelmingly shares this view and I’m puzzled why the writers set up a relationship between Katara and Zuko only to then chicken out simply to enforce the crush of a twelve year old. The power of the
Avatarshow title character must have been too strong.
Well, it wasn’t the writing team that enforced the crush of a twelve year-old. It was the two creators. There’s a bunch of commentary and meta out there if you want to go digging for a more in-depth reason as to why and all that.