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It kind of got me thinking how no one else ever discovered metalbending before Toph.

I mean she found out what actually makes up metal. Yet those that worked with it
never bothered to experiment with it?

Be it firebenders that used it to for prisons and ships. Or earthbenders that could use it
for other purposes. Word would get around, no?

Or perhaps Toph was smarter than the average earthbender. neutral
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Capt Saucy
It kind of got me thinking how no one else ever discovered metalbending before Toph.

I mean she found out what actually makes up metal. Yet those that worked with it
never bothered to experiment with it?

Be it firebenders that used it to for prisons and ships. Or earthbenders that could use it
for other purposes. Word would get around, no?

Or perhaps Toph was smarter than the average earthbender. neutral


you could be on to something! but i think everybody was just to ignorant to try it! classified_fu she had heart! emotion_awesome
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I can imagine an alien coming down to earth and studying us and thinking to itself "Wow, these humans didn't even invent nuclear weapons until a few decades ago? Didn't they look at all of that Uranium and get the least bit curious?" Lol.

I think other earth benders have tried before, but Toph was the first to crack the code
Toph actually SAW the earth, that's how she discovered it.
She used the ground to see, and when she was trapped in the metal cage after being captured she "saw" the rock particles in the metal.
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I doubt Toph was the first. But I don't doubt that metalbending is an almost dead art that had lost its importance from when it was discovered until Toph re-created it.

In the past, the only sources of metal might have been in caves or something (I don't know where metal really comes from, or if its even a natural occurring element), but point is, any and all Metalbenders probably only bended metal (like sandbenders only bending sand). And since metal wasn't a prominent source until the Fire Nation began the war, it was an almost lost art.

Hope that made sense.
No I belive this guy was the first metal bender User Image

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