Still searching for an earthbending teacher, Aang and his friends stumble across a small earth village. When they hear about an underground earthbending tournament, they decide to go to it. Aang finds a teacher that fits the description of King Bumi. Her name is Toph Beifong, a blind, 12 year old girl who is tougher than she looks. When they meet, Toph is at first reluctant, because her parents don't know how good of a bender she is. After her parents discover her secret life, she decides that she wants to join the Avatar gang to help him master earthbending. Written by
Did You Know?
Toph (The Blind Bandit) shares many characteristics with Prince Adam (He-Man). Both were born in a rich and powerful family, both have amazing powers which they hide from their parents by pretending to be weak and incompetent, and to conceal their true identities they use only a different outfit and name. Interestingly, Toph's father is voiced by Cam Clarke
who also provides the voice for Prince Adam/He-Man in Masters of the Universe vs. the Snake Men
(2002). See more
In the beginning of the episode Aang is wearing a hat, obviously to cover the tattoo on his head. But when he's in Master Yu's academy, the tattoos on his arms and legs are completely visible and no one notices. See more
My dad changed his mind. He said I was free to travel the world.
Well, we better get out of here before your dad changes his mind.
You're going to be a great teacher Toph.