One of the major plot points not answered in the season finale of The Legend of Korra: Book 1 was the identity of Lin Bei Fong’s father or Toph’s husband. We knew how Aang and Katara got together and we assumed that Sokka and Suki got together, but what about poor Toph? Surely she must have at least had some sort of relationship, right?
Well she did, and we have reason to believe that her (lone?) relationship was with The Duke. Before I get into that whole thing called “evidence”, I wanted to provide just a tad bit of background information on The Duke in case you may have forgotten about him.
The Duke is of Earth Kingdom nationality and he joined the Freedom Fighters when he was caught stealing food from them. According to Jet, The Duke never had a home so it is assumed that he is an orphan. So how does an Earth Kingdom Orphan end up with a wealthy, Earth Bending prodigy? I’ll show you.
Most of the evidence we have is simply a few pictures of Toph and The Duke together, but you just have to see them to believe in the shipping (they’re fairly convincing).
If that doesn’t convince you, check out the glaring similarities we found between Lin Bei Fong and her potential father, The Duke, as a child.
Convinced yet? If not, think about it this way: Who else could it possibly be? There are only a few possibilities unless Mike and Bryan decided to pair Toph up with some un-introduced character.
But of course this is all speculation. Nothing is official, however I am a strong believer in this outcome.
Update: I’ve recently noticed that a lot of fans seem to believe that Sokka is the husband of Toph. The reality is that this is impossible unless Mike and Bryan decided to break the laws of morality.
Let’s play out the scenario: Aang and Katara have Tenzin; Sokka and Toph have Lin. Tenzin and Lin, who are now technically cousins, date each other. Two cousins cannot date each other unless they choose to be immoral. And I doubt Mike and Bryan would include such in inappropriate theme in a Nickelodeon show.
Please carry on the discussion.