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She seems to be adept at bending most earth materials including mud and metal. Since Lava-bending is a subset of Earth bending, can she bend lava and could it possibly be because of how good she is at Earth-bending?

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No, Toph has not been shown to lava bend in any media to date.

  • I'm saying whoud it be possibly – Winterwolfsound Feb 19 '15 at 0:30
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    @Winterwolfsound As much fun as it would be to speculate, this site is geared toward definitive answers from the actual media. – Nerrolken Feb 19 '15 at 0:34
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    @Winterwolfsound Toph is not one to be upstaged. If she could, she would have, then loudly bragged about it. – user16696 Feb 19 '15 at 0:58
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    It could be worth mentioning, that she couldn't understand sand bending, preferring solid rock under her feet. Fluidy lava might also not suit her taste. – Deltharis Feb 19 '15 at 10:22
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    Notably, when Bolin mentions that he's a lavabender, she is genuinely impressed. Toph doesn't tend to be impressed by people doing anything she considers "easy," (basically anything she can do herself), so its reasonable to assume she can't lavabend. If she could, it would have been <crotchety old lady voice>"So what? Anyone can do that! Next you'll be bragging about tying your own shoes..."</crotchety old lady voice> – Nerrolken Mar 5 '15 at 23:12
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Possibly. When Toph is introduced in the Legend of Korra, her cooking setup might be lava-based.

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The full scene can be watched here. Notice how Korra's flame produces dynamic light, but whatever is under Toph's pot only produces a dim, constant light.

  • Never cooked on coals or embers, have you? – Dúthomhas Sep 6 '18 at 16:00
  • I have, but it doesn't strike me as a particularly good way of heating a large pot that isn't terribly close to the embers. There's also more glow and fewer ashen/charred parts than I'd expect in a bed of coals. It's hardly definitive evidence, (hence possibly and might be) but this being a casual use of lavabending doesn't seem like a completely unreasonable interpretation. – Nolimon Sep 6 '18 at 17:15

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