Tobikage (translated as "Flying Shadow") is the titular main robot from Ninja Senshi Tobikage and is a major supporting character introduced in the first season of The Knights of the Multiverse. He's an android created by the evil organization L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. in the appearance of a ninja, though he would soon turn against them alongside some of his other android comrades and joined The Knights.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Tobikage is programmed like an archetypal ninja: he's very honorable, polite in normal conversation, stealthy, and very quiet & distant, only speaking when needed to. At first, though, he only cared about following his orders and had no quarrels about taking drastic measures, even going so far as cutting off one of Cosmo's wings to prevent her from escaping. He also despises cheating and trickery, seen by how offended he got when he learned what his "colleagues'" plans were for Cosmo, becoming deeply disgusted and triggering doubt about his position in life, even occasionally aiding his supposed enemies from time to time during their battles.
At first, he was hesitant on revolting out of loyalty to his father, though eventually found the courage thanks to his friends. When he eventually joined the Knights, he was quite apologetic for all the trouble he had caused them in the past.
History[edit | edit source]
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Tobikage was one of many androids and Super Robots created to take over the world, and eventually, destroy the Knights when they proved to be too much of a nuisense. However, he was sent into battle early to retrieve another android, Cosmo, an angel-like robot that had managed to escape the base the two were created in. He soon found her in some sort of forest. Trying to fly away, Tobikage struck fast, slicing through one of her wings and sending her down to the ground.
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Season 3[edit | edit source]
Abilities & Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Super Speed
Thanks to his small stature, Tobikage is able to move at incredible speeds, sometimes to the point where he appears to turn invisible to the naked eye, flashing out of sight in a second.
- Enhanced Strength
Despite his small size, Tobikage is as strong as any other mecha.
Like all good ninjas, Tobikage has a katana-like sword housed in a large scabbard on his back. It is strong enough to slice entire boulders in half.
- Laser Rifle
Tobikage is able to convert his scabbard into a laser rifle, able to several shots per second or single shots at a time like a sniper rifle.
- Throwing Stars
As a ninja, Tobikage is armed with a multitude of throwing stars, with three of them stored in his hands that pop out of his knuckles.
- Machine Gun Slash
Tobikage is able to slash/stab at least dozens of times per second at extreme speeds.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Cosmo[edit | edit source]
Originally Tobikage saw Cosmo as simply a mission, an objective for him to retrieve. While he did feel remorse for cutting off her wing, he still felt that he could not disobey his creator.
Atros[edit | edit source]
Lime[edit | edit source]
Ana & Yuna[edit | edit source]
Blade & Orgun[edit | edit source]
Even if they were based off of his design, Toby could never consider Blade and Orgun his brothers.
Notes[edit | edit source]
In Tobikage's original series, he was quite tall, standing at 3.6 m (12 ft) tall and weighing 500 kg (1,100 lb). For KotM, he's been shrunked down to about 7-8 feet, so he's still reasonably taller than most of the cast.