Tory Froid, known as Tohru Hikawa (氷川透 Hikawa Tohru) in Japan, is a character from Mega Man Battle Network and the anime MegaMan NT Warrior. He is the son of Dr. Froid (Seiji Hikawa) and operator of IceMan.EXE in the anime.
Tory is around the same height as Lan and Maylu. He has very dark shiny brown hair and big dark eyes, and is usually wearing a primrose yellow coloured hoodie with dark blue-grey knee length shorts, white ankle socks and brown slip-on shoes.
Tory has a shy, calm, kind and quiet personality, unlike Lan and Dex who love to show off, Tory doesn't and this is why many of the characters don't remember him. He doesn't anger easily like Dex, Lan, Yai, and Maylu, and manages to keep himself cool most of the time. Tory is really quiet and only talks when it's really important or when someone asks him something. Tory also tends to be shy, such as when Lan and Dex were disguised as girls, Tory was the only one who felt embarrassed. When ever hanging out with Lan and his friends, he always appears next to Lan or walking next to him, which could mean that he sees Lan as is his best friend. Tory is also shown to get upset when people are hurt, as seen in the episode Ice Ice Baby! (episode 6), when his fathers hand was hurt and Tory cried because he felt bad that he was partly the cause of it.
Due to his very minor role in the game, Tory doesn't have his own unique sprite or mugshot, being a generic character, and only his last name (Froid) is mentioned.
His father Dr. Froid, who works at the Waterworks, is manipulated into cooperating with the WWW when Tory is kidnapped by Ms. Madd and she uses his safety as leverage. Yai noticed that a kid from school was missing and e-mailed Lan to help search for him. When Lan found him he asks Lan to help his dad. Tory hasn't appeared in the series since then.
Tory Froid has a bigger role in the anime, where his role was swaped with his father. Dr. Froid is captured by Maddy, who uses his safety to blackmail Tory into cooperating with the WWW. Tory has to freeze the Waterworks system so Maddy would release his father. He is forced to order IceMan to attack MegaMan.EXE and Glyde.EXE. But after the purifier bacteria in the water supply starts to get infected, Tory changes his mind and tells IceMan to reverse the damage. Ms. Madd tells WackoMan to delete IceMan but IceMan unfreezes MegaMan. Although they are both weakened, Lan arrives and helps MegaMan fight off WackoMan. At the end of the episode, Tory becomes Lan's friend and part of their team. He doesn't appear again until the N1 Grand Prix. He competes in the tournament and manages to make it to the 2nd round defeating his first opponent quickly, but is defeated by Maylu and Roll.
In the beginning of Axess, Tory starts appearing less often. He seems to play a "teacher's pet" sort of role as well, considering he is always around with Ms. Mari and often helps her on field trips, though no one minds.
- A running gag in the later seasons of the anime, is that Tory always misses out on big events which involves the group.
- Tory is implied to have a thing for history as seen in Axess.
- Tory may be the quietest out of all Lan's friends.