Toto (Gamera)

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Gamera Incarnations
Avant Gamera
Toto
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Kadokawa Pictures (Daiei Motion Picture Company) Monster
Toto in Gamera the Brave
Toto
Alternate names Gamera
Subtitle(s) Little Brave
(小さき勇者,   Chīsaki Yūsha)[1]
Species Giant turtle
Height 5 centimeters (Baby)[2]
1 meter (shortly after),[2]
8 meters (Shima),[2]
30 meters (Nagoya)[2]
Length 50 meters (Nagoya)[2]
Weight 900 metric tons (Nagoya)[2]
Other Stats Shell Size: 5 centimeters (Baby),[2]
Shell Diameter: 20 meters (Nagoya)[2]
Forms Baby, Shima Appearance, Nagoya Apperance
Relations Avant Gamera (previous incarnation)
Enemies Zedus
Created by Yukari Tatsui
Portrayed by African spurred tortoise,
computer generated imagery, Toshinori Sasaki
First appearance Gamera the Brave
Roar(s)
More roars

Toto (トト,   Toto), acknowledged as Gamera (ガメラ) upon reaching adulthood, is a giant turtle kaiju that appeared in the 2006 Gamera film, Gamera the Brave. He is the reincarnation of Avant Gamera, who sacrificed himself to destroy a flock of Gyaos in 1973.

Name

Toto's name might come from the word "tortoise." In-universe, Toto is given his name by Toru after a nickname his late mother used to call him. Once Toto grows to adulthood, he is acknowledged by several characters as Gamera (ガメラ), although Toru and the other child characters still call him Toto. Toru only refers to Toto as Gamera at the very end of the film as he flies away.

Origins

Toto is the reincarnation of Avant Gamera, who released his internal energy to self-destruct and destroy a flock of Gyaos in 1973. Gamera was reincarnated over a period of 33 years, eventually reappearing as a small turtle egg on top of a red gem on an island.[3][4]

History

Heisei Series

Gamera the Brave

In 2006, 33 years after Gamera sacrificed himself to stop a flock of Gyaos, a young boy named Toru discovered a turtle egg sitting atop a red gem on an island. The boy took the egg home along with the red gem it was sitting on. The egg hatched into a baby turtle, which Toru named "Toto", a nickname his later mother used to call him. Toto surprised Toru's neighbor when he started to fly. He soon became too big for Toru to take care of in his home, so he was taken to a shed on the shoreline. He disappeared the next day, but he returned to save Toru and his friends when Zedus attacked his village. He battled Zedus and drove him off, but he was seriously injured and captured by the military. Zedus arrived in Nagoya, and was confronted by Toto after he grew larger and escaped military custody. Zedus threw Toto into a building and prepared to kill him, but Toru arrived and threw the gem found with Toto's egg into his mouth, which re-energized him and gave him the ability to fly and breathe fire. Toto battled Zedus again, and was able to tear out the beast's tongue and then destroy him with a fireball. Toto collapsed to the ground from exhaustion, and was surrounded by the military. Toru and his friends stood in front of Toto, giving him time to regain his strength and fly away. As Toto flew into the distance, Toru stared at him and said "Sayonara, Gamera."

Abilities

Comics

Gamera 2006: Hard Link

Toto is in the facility of Amemiya throughout the manga. The researchers try to find a way to help Toto to fight Zedus.

Gallery

Main article: Toto/Gallery.

Roar

Rather than Gamera's unique roar, Toto's roar is an edited stock roar which dates back to the 1957 Universal Pictures films The Land Unknown and The Deadly Mantis and was also used for King Kong in the 1976 film.

Toto's roars


Trivia

  • As a baby, Toto was played by a live African spurred tortoise, but when he is shown displaying varying emotions, computer-generated imagery was also used.
  • Toto's concept is very similar to the Godzilla characters Minilla and Godzilla Junior, both being younger members of the main monster's species. Like Godzilla Junior, Toto eventually grew up and took the place of his predecessor following his death.

References

This is a list of references for Toto. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Heisei Gamera Perfection. Kadokawa. p. 134. February 8, 2014. ISBN: 978-4048918817.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Gamera the Brave Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. p. 26. 20 May 2006. ISBN: 4091051081.
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CanadianUSA

3 months ago
Score 1
Toto - Africa
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Theamazingdemo

9 days ago
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Gamera is an African confirmed
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VaderRaptor

9 days ago
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Who knew.
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AngiraBlu

9 days ago
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Oh, I looked at the Comments Log and saw those of VaderRaptor and Theamazingdemo. Had to see what all the fuss was about. NOW I get it!

You do know that there's also a Toto from Wizard of Oz, right?
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Titanollante

21 months ago
Score 2
Toto is only called Toto when he's a little baby turtle. When he's the size of Zedus/whatever, he's already called Gamera.
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