Water and Earth working together. It’s no secret that Katara and Toph were two of the most powerful characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Over three seasons, Katara mastered her waterbending abilities and even learned the dangerous art of bloodbending. Toph, on the other hand, was a crafty earthbender who was the first to be able to bend metal. However, a bold new theory reveals why Katara and Toph are more powerful than other benders on the show.
Reddit user Jacob_wallace suggests Katara and Toph mastered their bending abilities so quickly because they’re descendants of Avatar Kyoshi, or an earlier iteration of the avatar, like Zuko or Azula. They’re both exceptionally powerful firebenders, likely because they are direct descendants of Avatar Roku, Kyoshi’s successor.