|For his minor appearance in the video game series, see Tory Froid.|
Tory Froid, known as Tohru Hikawa (氷川透 Hikawa Tohru) in Japan, is a character in the MegaMan NT Warrior anime series. He is the primary operator of IceMan.EXE, though IceMan is shared between him and Tory's father, Dr. Froid. He is one of Lan Hikari's friends alongside Maylu, Dex, and Yai.
Though Tory is a main character in the first season of the show, he has a lesser role in Axess, Stream, and the film Hikari to Yami no Program before becoming more prominent again in Beast and Beast+.
Like Ms. Yuri, Tory has the most significant change in roles from his video game counterpart to his anime counterpart compared to other characters. While his video game counterpart is a generic NPC seen in a single scene in the original Mega Man Battle Network, in the anime Tory is given a unique appearance and made a main character as a part of Lan's group of friends in the first season of the show, with lesser appearances in later seasons.
Tory has a shy, calm, kind and quiet personality. Unlike Lan and Dex who love to show off most of the time, Tory does not. He doesn't anger easily like his friends 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 his debut episode Ice Ice Baby!, when his fathers hand was hurt and Tory cried because he felt bad that he was partly the cause of it.
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Tory 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 and Glide, but after the purifier bacteria in the water supply starts to get infected, Tory changes his mind and tells IceMan to reverse the damage. Maddy tells WackoMan to delete IceMan, but IceMan unfreezes MegaMan. Although they are both weakened, Lan arrives and helps MegaMan fight off WackoMan, with the latter being forced to retreat alongside Maddy. At the end of the episode, Tory becomes Lan's friend and a part of their team.
Tory and IceMan would later compete in the N1 Grand Prix tournament, managing to make it to the second round of the competition after defeating their first opponents quickly, but the two of them would soon be defeated by both Maylu and Roll.
During the event where MegaMan was deleted by PharaohMan, Tory, along with Maylu, Yai, and Dex help Lan and his father Dr. Hikari search for MegaMan's missing data and although their respective Navis were turned to stone during a confrontation against PharaohMan, everyone was restored back to normal after both MegaMan's revival and PharaohMan's deletion.
He appears in episode 31.
He appears in episode 47.
He appears in episode 1.
- This film takes place between episodes 22 and 29 of Stream. Episodes 29 and beyond are summarized after this section.
He later appears walking to school with Meiru and Chisao, when Netto catches up with them, stating he's going to surprise Mariko-sensei by showing up to school early before challenging the three to a race. Worker Miyabi
He and Mariko appear at the sea where Netto and the other Cross Fusion Members were having a "training camp" at, joining several other characters from the series who have also appeared. He shows up later when Netto, Meiru, and Jasmine are spit out of the "haunted mansion" (which is really Dr. Hikari's "test of courage") in the hot springs with Mariko, Charlie, Shuuko and her brothers, Rush, and the rest of the cast are. Summer! The Sea! Training Camp!
He appears once more in the season at the end of the final episode, watching a fireworks show along with the rest of the cast, and at the end in a group shot at the beach with many other characters during the training camp. Toward a New Future
He appears in episode 5.
He appears in episode 8
He appears in episode 9.
He appears in episode 11.
He appears in episode 24.
- Tory undergoes the largest changes from his video game counterpart to the anime, going from a generic NPC with a single scene in the first game to gaining a unique appearance and a main role in the first season and a recurring role thereafter. Why this was is unknown, though it's possible he was added to round out Lan's group of friends.
- A running gag in the later seasons of the anime is that Tory always misses out on big events which involves the group.
- Despite gaining a new outfit in Hikari to Yamo no Program, and the only one to do so, this outfit does not carry over to the main series, and Tory still wears his cream-colored sweatshirt throughout the rest of the series.
- Tory is implied to have a thing for history as seen in Axess.
- Tory is the quietest out of all Lan's friends, though this is because of his lack of lines in many episodes he appears in.
|Rockman.EXE: Hikari to Yami no Program|
Barrel/Colonel • Enzan Ijuuin/Blues • Forte • Raika/SearchMan
Dr. Regal/Nebula Gray
Charlie Airstar/GyroMan • Chisao Oyama • Dekao Oyama/GutsMan • Dingo/TomahawkMan • Dr. Wily • Kero Midorikawa • Mariko Ozono • Meijin • Meiru Sakurai/Roll • Rin Manabe • Seishin Kifune • Shuko Kido • Tohru Hikawa/IceMan • Yamitaro Higure/NumberMan • Yuichiro Hikari
|KA-222 • Ministry of Science • Thousand Amusements building • TRINITY Brain Tower|
|Forte Cross Rockman • Spectrum/Tadashi Hikari Program/Dr. Wily Program|
|Be Somewhere (intro)|
|NT Warrior • Axess • Stream • Beast • Beast+ |
Hikari to Yami no Program