She later dismissed her uncle as a quitter and a loser when learning he had ended his six hundred day Siege of Ba Sing Se to grieve for Lu Ten. The Last Airbender' in The Search. She could perform minute flickers of lightning, which she used to both temporarily blind Zuko or disarm Sokka of his boomerang , as well as produce large, compressed balls of lightning, as exemplified when she created such a ball to send away a swarm of moth wasps , who were attracted by the intense light. Despite her indignant reaction to the princess's behavior, Ty Lee happily went along with Azula's plan to humiliate Zuko, on whom Mai had a crush. Later, after the riot, Ukano said that that their plain still was not making any progress, and pointed out that he did everything she asked, and begged for her to release the children. The rest of the team immediately intervened and immobilized her with their bending.