>Out-of-band, it's because her blindness is such an integral part of
>her character design that she's kind of not Toph without it. That may
>seem a little heartless, but there you are.
Much like poor Asuka Langley-Soryu can't ever just be a content Bavarian pastry chef. She just aint Asuka without the cray cray.
Oh God, it was me. I was the grognard all along.