diet otaku (dietotaku) wrote in capslock_atla,
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOPH

WE'RE ALL AGREED THAT THE COMICS DON'T COUNT AS CANON, RIGHT? RIGHT. SO LET'S TALK WHAT TOPH WAS UP TO POST-FINALE. WE KNOW LIN DIDN'T GET ON WITH HER MOM, BUT WHY?

BECAUSE TOPH BECAME A PIRATE.

HER "GAMBLING" HABIT GOT A BIT OUT OF HAND, TO THE POINT THAT SHE FIGURED "WELL I'M JUST TAKING WHAT I WANT ANYWAY, WHY BOTHER WITH PRETENSES?" AND STARTED STRAIGHT-UP ROBBING PEOPLE. SHE USED HER METALBENDING TO LAUNCH CANONBALLS AT THE SHIPS SHE SAW FIT TO COMMANDEER, PARTIALLY TO HAVE AN EXCUSE TO USE THE PHRASE "LOAD THE TOPH!" REPEATEDLY. BUT HOW DOES A BLIND EARTHBENDER SEE WHERE SHE'S GOING ON THE HIGH SEAS, YOU ASK? SHE SENDS HER EARTHBENDING SONAR THROUGH A CLOUD OF SAND IN THE WATER - YOU KNOW YOUR SHIP IS IN BIG TROUBLE WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF SAYING "HEY, THE WATER WAS SO CLEAR A SECOND AGO, WHY'S IT ALL MURKY NOW?" AND SHE MANAGES THIS PATHFINDING SILT CLOUD WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A WATERBENDER IN HER EMPLOY.

NAMELY KYA.

WE ALL KNOW KYA WENT THROUGH SOME SHIT WITH HER FAMILY AND DID A LOT OF "TRAVELING." WHAT THEY DON'T SAY OUTRIGHT IS THAT SHE WAS ACTUALLY SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS WITH THE DREAD PIRATE TOPH, PILLAGING AND ENGAGING IN OTHER PIRATE SHENANIGANS. WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO GIVE KATARA AN EXTRA REASON TO GRUMBLE AT TOPH. IT WASN'T TOPH WHO TAUGHT ALL THOSE "LILY LIVERS" TO METALBEND IN THE NAME OF GREAT JUSTICE, IT WAS LIN, WHO WAS DESPERATELY SEEKING A WAY TO REIGN IN (OR AT LEAST REBEL AGAINST) HER SCOFFLAW MOTHER.

AM I MISSING ANY DETAILS?
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