Fandom

Avatar Wiki

The Gopher

12,230pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Earthbending emblem Earth Kingdom emblem

The Gopher was an Earth Rumble fighter who used an unusual style of earthbending that involved burrowing underground and using tunneling tactics, emerging only to attack.[1] He wore a headband-like mask during his fights.

History

The Gopher was easily defeated in his match against The Boulder in the tournament and later helped Xin Fu kidnap Aang and Toph, holding them for ransom. Following Toph's release and Xin Fu's refusal to free Aang, she battled and defeated each of the Earth Rumble VI fighters, including The Gopher.[2]

Appearances

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Book Two: Earth (土)

Trivia

  • The idea of an earthbender using his ability for tunneling attacks was also used by the child who created Hiroshi, a character in the comic "New Recruits".
  • Gopher refers to a non-hybrid animal, something which is rare in the Avatar World.
  • Oddly, though jocularly suitable considering his stage name, The Gopher's information is found in the creatures section of "The Blind Bandit" on the original Nick.com website, as is The Gecko's.

References

  1. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  2. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (May 5, 2006). "The Blind Bandit". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 6. Nickelodeon.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki