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We all have our secrets, Vexy. I was a spy during World War I. Shhhh...
―Nancy to Varvatos in "A Glorious End, Part One"

Nancy Domzalski is Toby Domzalski's grandmother and legal guardian.

History

Backstory

Nancy is the mother of Ralph Domzalski. However, after he and his wife got lost at sea when a storm appeared during their cruise, Nancy later took in her grandson, Toby, and became his legal guardian.

Toby admits that he doesn't remember much about his parents, only the stuff his nana tells him, as she tells him that they're always watching over him. Sometimes when good things happen, Toby likes to think it's because of them.

Trollhunters (Part One)

She is legally blind, which is why she couldn't tell that what she thought was a cat was actually a gnome.

She first appeared in episode four "Gnome Your Enemy" where a shrunken Jim is housed in her dollhouse by Toby when he could not revert back to his former height owing to a magical mishap with a Troll Machine. Her cat also tried to kill him while she was there, and she almost (unknowingly) injured him while vacuuming. Her dollhouse eventually comes to house Gnome Chompsky after Jim cannot bring himself to kill him.

She reappears in the next episode "Waka Chaka" after the Trollhunters escape the goblin horde by hiding out in Toby's house, after scaring them away with the patio burglar lights, which Toby explains was installed on part of her 'anti-burglar mania'. She overhears the Trolls talking upstairs which Toby tries to explain as his other friends, which she seems disbelieving of.

She also welcomed AAARRRGGHH!! into her home in 'Wingmen' under the guise of a Japanese exchange student. Her poor vision prevented her from seeing his true trollish nature and she treated him with the same love and care as her grandson.

Trollhunters (Part Two)

Trollhunters (Part Three)

3Below (Part One)

3Below (Part Two)

Physical Appearance

Nancy is an old woman with a large, obese structure. She has gray hair that he holds up in two high buns and wears glasses since she's legally blind. She wears a green buttoned-up dress with flower designs and black slippers.

Personality

The definition of a doting grandma, Nana is the only parent Toby has ever known. While she may appear to be the friendly neighborhood cat lady, don't be the one to cross Nana. When it comes to protecting her Toby-Pie and his Trollhunting secret, she's a force to be reckoned with. Along with her fierce loyalty, Nana passes down to Toby her knowledge of geology and keen fashion sense.
The Art of Trollhunters

Nancy is a sweet, yet absent-minded old lady who continually dotes on her grandson Toby, much to his embarrassment, constantly referring to him as 'Toby Pie'. This is referenced in the pixie-induced nightmare he has when she appears instead of the mole mascot he has a crush on. However, Toby still loves his grandma.

Later on, Nancy shows to have a cunning and strategic mind, as well as a hard core. She knocks out Detective Scott after he sees Dictatious, claiming to have taken decisive action. She later beats Varvatos in a game of chess in just a few seconds.

Powers & Abilities

Abilities

  • Geology: According to The Art of Trollhunters, Nancy taught her grandson the different types of gems and minerals.
  • Chess Skills: Nancy is very skilled at chess, being able to beat Varvatos. She is also part of a chess club.

Weaknesses

Equipment

Relationships

Toby Domzalski

After Toby's parents got lost at sea when he was two-years-old, Nancy took in Toby and became his legal guardian. She deeply loves her grandson and often calls him "Toby-Pie", which annoys him to no end. Despite that, he loves her just as much. She seemed quite surprised to learn that Toby is a Trollhunter, but accepts it.

AAARRRGGHH!!!

In "Wingmen", Nancy officially meets AAARRRGGHH!!! in person, but is unaware that he's a troll due to her blindness. She first saw him as a Japanese exchange student staying with Toby. It's unknown if she's now fully aware that AAARRRGGHH!!!'s a troll after she learns that Toby is a Trollhunter.

Varvatos Vex

Vex is one of Nancy's chess companions. It's unknown if she's aware the Vex has a crush on her, but she treats him like a decent friend. When Vex wonders if he should stay behind so that Aja and Krel could go home (due to his own guilt of putting their whole planet in danger), Nancy gives him advice that they should explore the world and find their own adventure.

In Part Two, Vex and Nancy grow closer, especially after she learns that Vex is an alien. She even promises that once Toby goes to college, she will join Vex on Akiridion-5. At the end of "A Glorious End, Part One", they share their first kiss.

Barbara Lake, Ophelia and Javier Nuñez

Nancy appears to get along well with Jim's mother and Claire's parents.

Stricklander

She seems to get along with Stricklander and is aware that he's a changeling.

Dictatious Galadrigal

It's unknown how Nancy feels about Dictatious, but she acts as his caretaker while they watch TV and eat pie. She's probably unaware that he has been eating most of her cats.

Quotes

Main article: Nancy Domzalski/Quotes

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters Part 1
"Becoming: Part 1"
Voice
"Becoming: Part 2"
Absent
"Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"
Mentioned
"Gnome Your Enemy"
Appears
"Waka Chaka!"
Voice
"Win, Lose, or Draal"
Absent
"To Catch A Changeling"
Absent
"Adventures in Trollsitting"
Mentioned
"Bittersweet Sixteen"
Voice
"Young Atlas"
Absent
"Recipe for Disaster"
Absent
"Claire and Present Danger"
Absent
"The Battle of Two Bridges"
Absent
"Return of the Trollhunter"
Absent
"Mudslinging"
Absent
"Roaming Fees May Apply"
Absent
"Blinky's Day Out"
Absent
"The Shattered King"
Absent
"Airheads"
Absent
"Where Is My Mind?"
Appears
"Party Monsters"
Absent
"It's About Time"
Absent
"Wingmen"
Appears
"Angor Management"
Absent
"A Night to Remember"
Absent
"Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Absent
Trollhunters Part 2
"Escape from the Darklands"
Absent
"Skullcrusher"
Absent
"Grand Theft Otto"
Absent
"KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"
Absent
"Homecoming"
Absent
"Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"
Absent
"Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Absent
"Just Add Water"
Mentioned
"Creepslayerz"
Absent
"The Reckless Club"
Appears
"Unbecoming"
Absent
"Mistrial and Error"
Absent
"In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Absent
Trollhunters Part 3
"Night Patroll"
Absent
"Arcadia's Most Wanted"
Absent
"Bad Coffee"
Absent
"So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
Absent
"The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
Absent
"Parental Guidance"
Appears
"The Oath"
Appears
"For the Glory of Merlin"
Appears
"In Good Hands"
Absent
"A House Divided"
Appears
"Jimhunters"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
Appears
"The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
Mentioned
3Below Part 1
"Terra Incognita Part One"
Absent
"Terra Incognita Part Two"
Absent
"Mind Over Matter"
Absent
"Beetle Mania"
Absent
"Collision Course"
Absent
"D'aja Vu"
Absent
"Flying the Coop"
Appears
"Party Crashers"
Absent
"Lightning in a Bottle"
Appears
"The Arcadian Job"
Absent
"Truth Be Told"
Appears
"Last Night on Earth"
Mentioned
"Bad Omen"
Absent
3Below Part 2
"Moving Day"
Mentioned
"Moonlight Run"
Appears
"Dogfight Days of Summer"
Appears
"Mother's Day"
Absent
"Ill Gotten Gains"
Absent
"There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)"
Appears
"Asteroid Rage"
Appears
"Luug's Day Out"
Appears
"The Fall of House Tarron"
Absent
"The Big Sleep"
Appears
"Race to Trollmarket"
Absent
"A Glorious End, Part One"
Appears
"A Glorious End, Part Two"
Appears

Trivia

  • Nana's first name was finally revealed in the 3Below episode "Flying the Coop" as Nancy. It's also revealed that her last name is Domzalski, likely making her the mother of Ralph Domzalski and the paternal grandmother of Toby Domzalski.
  • Nancy claims to have been a spy during WWI in the episode "A Glorious End, Part One".
    • If this is true, this would mean she would have likely been born during the Victorian era (June 20, 1837 - January 22, 1901). With this revelation, there is speculation among the fandom as to whether she is actually human, and hope this will be further explained in Wizards.

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