Toph Beifong is a character from Avatar: The Last Airbender introduced in the Season 2 episode "The Blind Bandit". She is an earthbending master, one of the most powerful of her time, and the discoverer of metalbending.
She was voiced by Jessie Flower in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kate Higgins in Books One and Three of The Legend of Korra, and Philece Sampler in Book Four of the same series.
Why She Rocks
- She along with Aang are the most entertaining characters of the show.
- Toph was constantly treated condescendingly because of her visual impairment, particularly by her overprotective parents, Lao and Poppy Beifong. Upon discovering badgermoles, earthbending animals who are also blind, she learned how to use earthbending as an extension of her senses. This gave her the ability to "see" every vibration that passes through the ground.
- Great character design that matches he Earth Kingdom heritage very well.
- Having developed her own unique style of earthbending, Toph acquired a toughened personality and became famous for winning underground earthbending tournaments under the name "The Blind Bandit", doing so behind her parents' backs. Also she's 12 years old and still managed to be a champion and one of the most powerful earthbenders ever! Very impressive, especially for a blind girl.
- Plus, she invented metalbending, a skill previously thought to be impossible by earthbenders. Child prodigy would be a massive understatement.
- Despite usually being pretty stubborn and arrogant, there have been times when she was the most practical and level headed on the team. Take season 3 when Aang needed a firebending teacher, Zuko had offered to teach him, but the entire team refused to let him do it because of his shady past. This is reasonable, but Toph saw that Zuko was being genuine and stated that they still needed a firebending teacher and Zuko was the perfect opportunity.
- After the series ended, the comics revealed that she had opened a metalbending academy.
- After Republic City's formation, Toph became the city's first Chief of Police, forming the Metalbending Police Force to help maintain order.
- She can be pretty hard-headed towards other members of the Gaang.
- She's often a total slob in both her demeanor and her actions.