|“||What do you want from me? You want a teary confession about how hard my childhood was? Well, it wasn't. I was a rich, only child who 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 dad's political career to think about.||„|
|~ Mai speaking to Azula|
Mai was a friend to Princess Azula and Ty Lee, making her an enemy of Team Avatar. While not a firebender, She belonged to a wealthy Fire Nation family. She is a 15 year old girl who's in love with Prince Zuko since a few incidents from their youth that resulted in admiration for one another. She's the daughter of one of the Fire Nation's former Governors, older sister of two-year-old Tom-Tom, and niece of the Boiling Rock's warden. She was one of Azula's best friends, but Azula tried to use fear to control Mai rather than just trust she'd always have her back. In the middle of season three, she betrayed Azula to prevent Zuko from falling into boiling hot water in a crater. After doing so, an infuriated Azula was prepared to execute Mai, when Ty Lee rescued her by hitting pressure points that temporarily paralyzing Azula. Azula ordered that they be sent to prison and "left to rot". Mai and Ty Lee remained imprisoned with the Kyoshi Warriors until the Avatar Aang defeated Fire Lord Ozai and Zuko defeated Azula and became the new Fire Lord, upon which they were released.
After her release from prison, she resumed her relationship with Zuko, although the graphic novels reveal that they break up a year later. No mention is made of her in The Legend of Korra so it's unknown if she is still alive, since The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years later. It is known that Zuko had a child but all family trees leave the mother empty in this regard.
Her weapons are small knives hidden in her sleeves and darts that shoot out of spring-loaded holsters on her wrist and her ankles. She was once seen with a larger dagger, though. She developed the skill out of boredom while in the Fire Nation. Due to the show, he daggers never actually hit any fellow characters, save one instance where they came close to Katara in battle but simply hit wooden blocks flung towards her.