Now that the Avatar the Last Airbender series has made its great arrival on the Netflix streaming service many new viewers are getting acquainted with the amazing cast of characters that the series boasts. Of course, what they’re finding out is that some characters stand out a lot more than others.
One of those standout characters is the blind earthbender Toph, who is introduced as a badass and gets more badass as the series moves on. This character has so many great moments that we have created a list of Toph’s most badass moments throughout the series.
10 HER ACTOR’S AMAZING PERFORMANCE
During the Fire Nation’s loose recreation of the Avatar story, viewers are introduced to a new version of Toph that no one has seen. This Toph is just a giant crazy buff man in a wig and Toph’s classic outfit. However, there’s one big difference between the two.
Yes, this Toph is still blind but instead of simply sensing his surroundings through vibrations he screams and can see around him. The only reason this version is badass is because he got the real Toph’s seal of approval.
9 EARTH SKATING
Toph has a lot of very surprising moments where she randomly unveils new abilities that she has taught herself and mastered. One of these moments appears right after she unlocks an all-new earthbending ability not seen yet in the series.
Before getting to that one though, the ability she shows off after is earth-skating. Basically she literally turns the earth under her and turns it into moving mountains that she uses to move across the ground quickly.
8 VS THE BOULDER
When the series first introduces Toph it is immediately shown that she is the most badass character in the series. She is revealed as a fighter named “The Blind Bandit” who is the champion of an underground earthbending fighting arena.
She faces against a fighter named the Boulder who she deals with quickly, teaching viewers why she called him “The Pebble.”
7 TOPH GAMBLING
During the main cast’s time in the Fire Nation, they make a few run-ins with a few gamblers of the streets. These gamblers play very dirty but Toph is definitely the master of dirt.
She goes around and outcheats all of these gamblers with her earthbending powers and makes the gang a couple of bucks in the process, much to the surprise of the gamblers.
6 TOPH’S SPEECH ON ZUKO
Not all of Toph’s badass moments requires her to actually be doing stuff, as she has a few badass things to say during the series as well. One of those things had to do with Zuko becoming Aang’s firebending teacher.
“You’re all ignoring one crucial fact. Aang needs a firebending teacher. We can’t think of a single person to do the job, now one shows up on a silver platter and you won’t even think about it? I’m beginning to wonder who’s really the blind one around here.”
5 TOPH SAVES AANG
After Aang and Toph are captured by a bunch of earthbending mercenaries, Katara and Sokka manage to free Toph. However, the mercenaries decide to keep Aang to make a penny over with the Fire Nation.
This greatly angers Toph and results in her humiliating this group of benders in a fight right in front of her father.
4 TOPH LEARNS AND DISCOVERS METALBENDING
The first time viewers are introduced to the concept of metalbending is easily one of the most badass moments in the entire Avatar series. Toph is captured and placed inside a metal prison so she can’t bend out.
Well, Toph looks deep inside herself and is able to bend out the metal container. After she breaks out, she takes her captors, throws them inside, and bends the metal prison right back. Too bad these two couldn’t bend huh?
3 THE BATTLE WITH THE ROYAL EARTHBENDERS
During their time in Ba Sing Se, the main cast has to fight their way to the Earth King. Of course, this isn’t easy by any means, as the palace is being protected by a royal guard of earthbenders that completely surrounds them. Toph’s masterful ability backed by Aang’s bending is more than a match for this army though.
Toph continuously throws up walls and projectiles, both protecting them and fighting back at the same time. A highlight of this scene is when she completely flattens the stairway to the palace and has all the troops on them slide right down quite a ways down.
2 THE FIGHT WITH THE DAI LI AGENTS
When the team is ambushed by a group of earthbending Dai Li agents Toph makes one of the most badass plays of the series as she just about singlehandedly takes on the whole group.
This fight is one of the absolute best choreographed scenes in the series with Toph once again using her earthbending to both defeat the Dai Li and defend herself by walling herself off.
1 TOPH’S METALBENDING ON THE FIRE NATION AIRSHIP
The most badass moment Toph stars in is easily her epic metalbending moment during the Fire Nation airship fight.
She literally bursts through the metal door, rolls on top of the grounded door while wrapping it around her body as an armor, and completely destroys the Fire Nation guards manning the ship.
Avatar: The Last Airbender has a great cast of characters. One that stands out is the blind earthbender Toph. Here are her most badass moments.