Awesome sauce!
―Toby's catchphrase

Tobias "Toby" Domzalski is one of the main stars in the Tales of Arcadia franchise, serving as the tritagonist of Trollhunters (and its upcoming film, Rise of the Titans), a minor (later major) character of 3Below, and a minor character of Wizards.

He is a student of Arcadia Oaks High, best friends with Jim Lake Jr., the son of Ralph and Mrs. Domzalski, the grandson of Nancy Domzalski, and the current boyfriend of Darci Scott.

Official Biography

"There is no one Jim would rather have at his side than his confident best friend, Toby. He offers Jim unwavering loyalty and boundless optimism, as well as the occasional well-timed joke when things get rough. Through all the ups and downs Jim endures on his journeys, Toby acts as his constant, inspiring Jim when he is dejected and keeping Jim in check when he's gone off the deep end."

History

Main article: Toby Domzalski/History

Physical Description

Guillermo del Toro kept repeating that Toby should be 'just like him when he was a preteen' so that was our first inspiration. Rodrigo Blaas and Guillermo wanted a 'vintage' look for him with the idea that all his clothes were picked by his grandma. We had fun with dressing him up with '70s patterns, bowties, and hairstyles. He's timeless.
―The Team at Headless Animation Studio[src]

Toby is a short (approximately 5 feet 2 inches[2]), chubby boy with orange-red brown hair and green eyes.

He wears a red diamond-patterned sweater vest over a yellow and orange button-up shirt, brown pants, and white shoes. For all of the series, he wears braces.

In his homemade armor, he wears a stove pot on his head like a helmet and has a flashlight taped to the side. He carries a blue locker door as his shield, a metal tin-can on his right wrist, and a lunchtray strapped to his belly with his phone taped to it. He also has two spatulas twisted around his legs like greaves.

In the episode "In Good Hands", Merlin creates a real suit of armor for Toby, which fits his fat physique. Toby's armor is an orange suit of industrial-like knight's armor, complete with a breastplate (the chest area), pauldrons (the shoulder areas), vambraces (the forearm areas), gauntlets (the hand areas), tassets (the hanging bands that protect the thigh areas), greaves (the leg areas), and sabatons (the feet areas) with orange trimmings. Underneath the armor, there is dark orange inner layer. His helmet even has a built-in flashlight (which could most likely be the headlight from Jim's Vespa).

Personality

Who better to be by Jim's side, offering unwavering loyalty, boundless optimism, and a well-timed sense of humor than his best friend, Toby? Through all the good times and the bad, Toby is the best friend that Jim can count on to be by his side. Always the optimist and brimming with confidence, Toby will never let the odds get him down. With tacos in tow, Toby is always up for a quest!
The Art of Trollhunters

For the most part, Toby is a happy-go-lucky, cheerful guy who is always there for his friends when they need either a laugh or moral support. Following from that, one of Toby's greatest quality is his loyalty to Jim, being there for the latter when he was first introduced into the world of Trolls to fighting side-by-side whenever threats arise.

Despite his more cheerful nature, Toby is a bit emotional, dramatic, and somewhat of an attention seeker. He shows traits that most likely show that he is (possibly) diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder. Like when Jim was elected as a candidate for Homecoming King, Toby's main reason for wanting him to run was so that he could become "duke" and gain recognition from the more popular students. He even became jealous of Claire after she gained the Shadow Staff and becoming more useful to the team, so he acts quite obnoxious to her as he continually recalled how she lost Killstone, but he later apologizes to Claire for his behavior. In Part Two of 3Below, this (speculated) disorder comes more into light when he began directing his own fan film featuring Krel and his friends for a competition. He often dramatically exasperates over the slightest mistakes, even if it was mostly by accident and/or inexperience (evening almost "firing" Eli for making a suggestion he didn't want to hear).

Powers & Abilities

Powers

  • Above-Average Physiology: Though not on par with Jim Lake or even a regular person, Toby is slightly stronger than a fat person of his age. His feats and abilities is not being able to keep up with a normal human like Steve Palchuk.
    • Strength: Toby is able to lift a petrified troll head for several hours, as well as climb up and down a rope with visible strain. In "Young Atlas", he was able to pop open a manhole cover with a lot of strain before he managed to dislodge it.
    • Durability: Toby was shown to be durable enough to take a punch and whack from a troll.
  • Gravity Increase/Decrease (limited): After he became cursed with gravity magic, Toby was briefly able to levitate and become super heavy, although he didn't have any control over this. After the curse was transferred into his Warhammer, he gains better stability and uses his weapon as a cohort for his new magic, making it super light and super heavy at his unconscious command. He still had trouble adjusting to it, but after Blinky made a few adjustments on his Warhammer, he gradually gained better control over it as the series progressed.
    • Gyrokinetic Flight (limited): Toby’s ability developed to the point where he could practically make himself fly in the air with his Warhammer during his battles with Morgana and Morando.
  • Hyper Intelligence (briefly): When Toby drank Elix-Lore, his intelligence increased at a rapid pace, going so far as to suggest that he knew the secret to life itself. The potion's effects quickly wear off on him in the end.

Abilities

  • Undying Loyalty: One of Toby's greatest qualities is his loyalty and willingness to help out his friends. He remains completely loyal to those closest to him thick and thin until the very end, whether being willing to protect them and never abandoning them in any dire situation. As described many times, his loyalty to his friends is unwavering and he rarely-to-never doubts his relationships with certain people, including his friends and family. In "Recipe for Disaster", even after learning that AAARRRGGHH!!! was once a man-eating Gumm-Gumm general, he still considered him his wingman. In "Jimhunters", despite his distaste for climbing, he still climbed three stories just to catch up with Jim (who was immensely depressed by the limits of his new form) and help him accept his new reality.
  • Warhammer Wielding: Toby's dexterity with his Warhammer is almost as impressive as Jim's with his sword and Claire with her staff (although this is partly because of the gravity curse trapped inside of it). Ever since Blinky upgraded the warhammer, his ability to wield his weapon has improved immensely.
  • Combatant: After training himself with his Warhammer, Toby has grown quite efficient with direct combat against minor enemies, but not with direct hand-to-hand combat.
  • Spice Tolerance: Toby was able to build a three-year tolerance to eat a spicy Diablo Maximus burrito without any digestive problems (as Señor Uhl had to use the bathroom for the whole entire day after eating just one bite). Although, he definitely had stomach issues after eating chicken surprise in "Young Atlas".
  • Rescuer: After "learning" from Ms. Janeth in "A Night to Remember", Toby gained some knowledge about how to perform real CPR, which he once used to save NotEnrique from drowning in "Skullcrusher".
  • Gemology: Toby is fairly knowledgable with gems and minerals, as he recognized almost every crystal and stone within Heartstone Trollmarket during his first visit. Blinky even remarks that his knowledge of minerals is almost close to a troll's. He also owns his own rock collection. According to The Art of Trollhunters, Toby's nana actually taught Toby a lot about the different types of gems and stones.

Weaknesses

  • Mortality: As a human, Toby possesses a mortal body, so is therefore highly vulnerable to any forms of injuries, sicknesses, and death.
  • Obesity: Despite all of his training in regular combat, Toby's large stomach makes him pretty much always stuck in between something when he tries to sneak into a house. It also limits his combat skills as he was clearly unable to fight Steve head-on.
  • Overconfidence: Although undyingly loyal and well-meaning, one of Toby's greatest quirks is his overconfidence and constant need for (unnecessary) attention. He often flirts with girls he barely knows, which only creeps them out and makes himself look weird (but he later dials down his flirting nature when he starts dating Darci). In "Airheads", he became jealous of Claire gaining the Shadow Staff and becoming more useful to the team, despite him being in the group longer, so he often acts quite obnoxious to her and continually recalled how she lost Killstone (albeit most of the blame could be contributed to him as he was wasting time pretending to be the Shattered King), but he later apologizes for his behavior.

Equipment

  • Warhammer: The Warhammer is Toby's primary choice of weapon. It has the ability to change how it is affected by gravity (due to the gravity curse trapped inside), becoming very light or very heavy. Throughout the majority in the second arc of Part One, Toby had a lot of trouble wielding it, even during his battle with Angor Rot. Luckily, in Part Two, Blinky repurposed it so he could not only be able to extend it from an ornate handle-like piece and retract it at will, but also control it manageably better. Since then, Toby gains greater control in wielding his Warhammer, even using it to fly during his battles against Morgana and Morando.
  • Homemade Armor: In a few episodes throughout the series, Toby made his own homemade armor consisting of a stove pot with a flashlight as a helmet and a locker door as a shield.
    • Baseball Bat: Before receiving his Warhammer, Toby used a baseball bat as his combat weapon. He once used it once to smack Stricklander in the Gronk-nuks in "The Battle of Two Bridges".
  • Armor: At the end of "In Good Hands", Merlin crafts Toby his own suit of armor which protects him from mortal damage, and his helmet even has a built-in flashlight.
  • Fetch: Toby first acquired the Fetch from Strickler's office in "Recipe for Disaster", though after he used it to send Chompsky into the Darklands, he briefly placed it with the Killahead Bridge Chamber within Trollmarket, until Jim enters the Darklands alone. He used it to peek into the Darklands to find Jim and left behind Nougat Nummies with "KIC" messages (and provide him some nourishment). Toby now keeps the Fetch in his room, as NotEnrique and Chompsky used to reenter the Darklands and save the baby familiars.
  • Changeling Key (briefly): In "Recipe for Disaster", Toby finds Strickler's key within his pen, but he wasn't able to unlock the changeling lock due to his human physiology, so he hands it to NotEnrique to open Strickler's secret office. Later on in the episode "In Good Hands", Strickler gave Toby back his key after he fixed it (so he could use it without the need of a changeling) to unlock his old office and retrieve an Antramonstrum shell.
  • Glamour Mask: In Part Two, while Jim was in the Darklands, Toby used the Glamour Mask to cover up Jim's disappearance from Barbara. Later on, Toby uses it to disguise himself as Vendel in order to steal his staff.
  • Elix-Lore (briefly): After many exhausting hours of trying to find a way to get the Inferna Copula off of Strickler in "Party Monster", Toby uses a bottle of Elix-Lore from RotGut's to help speed things up. However, instead of taking a draft as the instructions said, he drinks the entire bottle, thus he begins craving more knowledge from the books to the point where he can't control himself. Luckily, the effects wore off in the end.
  • Headgear (briefly): In "Grand Theft Otto", Dr. Muelas gave Toby a headgear for his braces after he broke his jaw chasing Otto Scaarbach. Interestingly, Toby's headgear was able to pick up local radio waves and frequencies, including secret transmissions from the Janus Order, which he uses to find the coordinates of their hidden base in Arcadia. However, Otto removes Toby's headgear from him so he wouldn't be able to eavesdrop on the Janus Order's transmissions again (although he was more grateful to be freed from his headgear).
  • Diablo Maximus Tacos/Burritos: Toby almost always carries a bag of spicy tacos and burritos wherever he goes, including on his troll hunting missions. He once used his tacos to upset Gatto's stomach enough to "exit" his keep in "Roaming Fees May Apply" after finding the Birthstone, and later used a large burrito in "It's About Time" after finding the Kairosect. He claims that he spent three years building up a tolerance for eating a diablo Maximus burrito without receiving digestive problems.

Relationships

Main article: Toby Domzalski/Relationships

Quotes

Main article: Toby Domzalski/Quotes

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters

Trollhunters Part 1
"Becoming: Part 1"
Appears
"Becoming: Part 2"
Appears
"Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"
Appears
"Gnome Your Enemy"
Appears
"Waka Chaka!"
Appears
"Win Lose or Draal"
Appears
"To Catch a Changeling"
Appears
"Adventures in Trollsitting"
Appears
"Bittersweet Sixteen"
Appears
"Young Atlas"
Appears
"Recipe for Disaster"
Appears
"Claire and Present Danger"
Appears
"The Battle of Two Bridges"
Appears
"Return of the Trollhunter"
Appears
"Mudslinging"
Appears
"Roaming Fees May Apply"
Appears
"Blinky's Day Out"
Appears
"The Shattered King"
Appears
"Airheads"
Appears
"Where Is My Mind?"
Appears
"Party Monster"
Appears
"It's About Time"
Appears
"Wingmen"
Appears
"Angor Management"
Appears
"A Night to Remember"
Appears
"Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Appears
Trollhunters Part 2
"Escape from the Darklands"
Appears
"Skullcrusher"
Appears
"Grand Theft Otto"
Appears
"KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"
Appears
"Homecoming"
Appears
"Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"
Appears
"Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Appears
"Just Add Water"
Appears
"Creepslayerz"
Appears
"The Reckless Club"
Appears
"Unbecoming"
Appears
"Mistrial and Error"
Appears
"In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Appears
Trollhunters Part 3
"Night Patroll"
Appears
"Arcadia's Most Wanted"
Appears
"Bad Coffee"
Appears
"So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
Appears
"The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
Appears
"Parental Guidance"
Appears
"The Oath"
Appears
"For the Glory of Merlin"
Appears
"In Good Hands"
Appears
"A House Divided"
Appears
"Jimhunters"
Appears
"The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
Appears
"The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
Appears

3Below

3Below Part 1
"Terra Incognita Part One"
Absent
"Terra Incognita Part Two"
Appears
"Mind Over Matter"
Appears
"Beetle Mania"
Absent
"Collision Course"
Absent
"D'aja Vu"
Appears
"Flying the Coop"
Absent
"Party Crashers"
Cameo
"Lightning in a Bottle"
Appears
"The Arcadian Job"
Appears
"Truth Be Told"
Absent
"Last Night on Earth"
Appears
"Bad Omen"
Absent
3Below Part 2
"Moving Day"
Appears
"Moonlight Run"
Appears
"Dogfight Days of Summer"
Appears
"Mother's Day"
Appears
"Ill Gotten Gains"
Appears
"There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)"
Appears
"Asteroid Rage"
Appears
"Luug's Day Out"
Appears
"The Fall of House Tarron"
Appears
"The Big Sleep"
Appears
"Race to Trollmarket"
Appears
"A Glorious End, Part One"
Appears
"A Glorious End, Part Two"
Appears

Wizards

Wizards
"Spellbound"
Appears
"History in the Making"
Absent
"Witch Hunt"
Cameo
"Lady of the Lake"
Cameo
"Battle Royale"
Absent
"Killahead, Part One"
Absent
"Killahead, Part Two"
Absent
"Wizard Underground"
Appears
"Dragon's Den"
Appears
"Our Final Act"
Appears

Trivia

  • In the 2015 book, Toby's nickname was "Tubby" and his last name was Dershowitz. This was referenced by NotEnrique in the episode "Recipe for Disaster". Tubby is also Jewish.
    • The name 'Domzalski' comes from Polish origin.
  • Toby was originally meant to be wearing a blue jacket, but the idea was scrapped.[3]
  • Like Barbara, Toby is a terrible cook, as revealed in "Escape from the Darklands" while he posed as Jim.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Toby once claimed that he is sexually declined in "Airheads".
  • Running Gag: Throughout the entire franchise, the characters often either talk about, comment, joke, or insult Toby's braces.
  • Running Gag: Toby's phone is also often destroyed throughout the majority of the trilogy.
  • Toby flying in the air with his Warhammer is a possible allusion to Thor from the Marvel Universe as he is able to fly with the aid of his hammer, Mjølnir.

Gallery

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References

Team Trollhunters
Jim Lake Jr. - Toby Domzalski - Claire Nuñez - Blinky Galadrigal - AAARRRGGHH!!! - Draal (deceased) - Gnome Chompsky - NotEnrique
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