Toph is a tiny, 12-year-old girl who is the daughter of the Beifong family, one of the richest families in the Earth Kingdom. She has been sheltered her whole life living within the walls of the estates, never allowed to leave. At first glance, Toph seems like a helpless little blind girl, but unbeknownst to her family (and most everybody), Toph is one of the best Earthbenders in the world. She is nicknamed the "Blind Bandit" and no Earthbender can beat her.
Although Toph is an Earthbender, her fighting style is different from the Earthbenders we've seen previously. Because of her blindness, Toph is highly attuned to the vibrations in the Earth.