Fuck Yeah Warrior Women

[ Description: An image set of concept art from Avatar: the Last Airbender featuring Toph Bei Fong, a blind 12 year old girl wearing a variety of green and yellow clothes. ]

Avatar: The Last Airbender — Concept Art Spam
Character: Toph

“During the bible development, Bryan and I conceived of Toph as a tough, brash, blind teenage boy who would become Aang’s Earthbending teacher. As we began the writing for season two, Aaron Ehasz suggested making Toph a girl. Bryan and I resisted the idea at first, but the more we talked about it, the more we loved the idea of taking all of Toph’s original personality traits and putting them in the body of an adorable twelve-year-old girl. Now, I can’t imagine Toph any other way. 

“Despite people’s doubts early on in development, Mike and I always thought the show would connect with a female audience, and we felt pleasantly vindicated when the first season did just that. The thing that surprised us about the second season was how many tough-looking teenage boys told us their favorite character was Toph! Sometimes it feels as good or better to be wrong as it does to be right.”

taken from the “Art of the Animated Series” pre-production artbook
images were scanned in by kartikeya200; I’m just spreading the magic around

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    Toph was great. I like that in the flashbacks she was still calling Aang “twinkle toes” as an adult.
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