Hey! (Not sure if this is still the place to submit these questions, since it doesn’t look like anyone’s posted anything in this thread in over a year, but I guess I’ll put this here.)
This will probably seem like a strange and/or obvious kind of question, but it’s one that’s sort of been in the back of my mind for a while.
From what I’ve been able to tell based on what fans have said, it’s pretty much considered canon that Toph has or at least had a bit of a crush on Sokka. My own personal impression watching the show myself was that, while there were hints that could point in that direction, there wasn’t anything (that I remember) that was definitive, at least to me.
The main scene I can remember right now is the ‘Sokka, you saved me-You can go ahead and let me drown now’ bit from I think it was The Secret of the Fire Nation. And I have a vague memory of a scene where he might have complimented her in some way, and she kind of looks away and blushes. I could definitely see these as hints of a crush, and given Toph’s personality, it makes sense they would be left less obvious than Aang’s feelings about Katara. But, the first time I saw the scene when they were in the Serpent’s Pass, what Toph says is so over-the-top and un-Toph-like it felt more to me like she’s, well, not teasing exactly, but she’s saying something funny in order to get a funny response out of him, if that makes sense. [Everyone does this to my sister all the timeâ€”they like to say outrageous things around her just because she always has the perfect funny/outraged response, and it's entertaining.] Or, I also had the thought at the time it was like, she was almost kind of teasing him in the sense that she’s almost saying, ‘Okay, you saved me, so as your reward, I’m going to act like I know you want girls to act around you.’ For the other blushing scene, at the time I saw it, I felt like it made sense for Toph to be embarrassed no matter what her particular feelings for Sokka, given how tough she likes to act. [That is, if I'm not imagining that scene. I can't remember which episode it was to check, and I know I've definitely concocted more elaborate mis-memories about scenes before...])
So, I guess my question isâ€”is the seeming consensus that Toph liking Sokka is definite canon based purely on what we see in the show (scenes like those mentioned above, and maybe some others I don’t remember), or is that something that may come from somewhere else, like confirmation from interviews with Mike and Brian, or from extra content like an episode from The Lost Adventures?
(I know this is probably just me being bad at picking up on romantic hints and subtexts, people have told me I am. xD! But, I have been wondering about it.)