|Occupation||Rhythm Guitarist, Keyboardist|
|Family|| Anja Wartooth (Mother)|
Aslaug Wartooth (Father)
|Voiced by|| Tommy Blacha (speaking & singing) |
Mike Keneally (singing in TDSR)
Brendon Small (Young Toki in TDSR)
Toki has a distinct whisker-like style of mustache known as the Fu Manchu, has light brown hair and very pale blue eyes, often found in those of Scandinavian descent. He develops a sun tan during the episode "Bluesklok" whereas the other four band members become horribly sunburned; a rather common phenomenon among those who live in areas of high altitude (closer to the sun, means more of a tan). Toki is one of the shorter members of Dethklok, standing just above Pickles, and is the only member of the band depicted as being very physically fit, showing developed muscle structure at times when he is shirtless or partially dressed.
Fans have also speculated that he may have been designed to resemble Varg Virkines in his younger days.
Toki has a personality that is more naive, innocent, and good-natured than the rest of the band, though he may share their love of metal and brutality, sometimes more than others. Toki often displays childlike reasoning and childish beliefs. He has an active imagination and occasionally experiences whimsical, colorful flights of fantasy as seen in "Dethwater", "Dethkids" and "Dethhealth". He is less perverse than the rest of the band members when referring to sexuality, and is known to express his great enjoyment of hugging and kissing rather than practicing guitar. He also is shown to panic, screw-up or generally fail to be able to hold responsibilities whenever he is given them.
Despite his childlike ways, Toki occasionally expresses a dark side, including sadism (exemplified best in "Dethgov" where he sports an erection after humiliating an assistant, as well as his glee at the idea of murdering Rachael Ray), arson (burning Mordhaus with a flamethrower in "Dethkids"), torture (knocking out, punching and tazoring Nathan in "Girlfriendklok") and lawlessness (firing a gun at police in "Dethrace"). In "Snakes N' Barrels II", while at the concert, Toki is practically driven insane by a wild, enthusiastic audience member breathing down his neck, and Toki unleashes his dark side on the overbearing fan, brutally beating the man (possibly to death) in an incident that frightens even his bandmates.
Hailing from Norway, Toki tends to slur his words and has inconsistencies with the letter s similar to Skwisgaar's, though Toki's English is generally better. Despite this, both Toki and Skwisgaar call Pickles 'Pickle," leaving the s off at the end of his name. Toki sometimes speaks in a mewling and child-like voice, and uses profanity less frequently than his band mates, though he is not unknown to, and is often treated as a sort of kid brother to the rest of the band. He frequently exclaims "Wowee!" when surprised.
Toki is a popular icon to children, though he occasionally laments being seen as the "cutesy guy" in the band. He is sometimes shown holding or associated with the image of a teddy bear with a devilish tail, named Deady Bear.
A recurring joke in the series has been for Toki to make statements that unknowingly place him in scenarios with homosexual subtext through his naïveté and misunderstanding of English. He is somewhat naive about sex, and occasionally asks Skwisgaar to explain the meanings of sexual terms and innuendos, such as 'blowjob', 'sausage festival', and 'going down'.
He has a crippling fear of bicentennial quarters, which originates in his traumatic childhood. It is known that he is punished with confinement in a cellar and it is suggested that the entrance to the cellar highly resembles bicentennial quarters.
Skills & HobbiesEdit
Toki likes drawing with crayons, both in coloring books and on construction paper. He also enjoys crafts and sometimes makes gifts for his friends.
Toki appears to take some interest in domestic household chores. He is occasionally shown making and serving snacks for his bandmates, doing laundry, and clearing dishes from the dinner table, though he is prone to mishaps during these tasks.
Toki does not have a driving license.
He is sometimes shown playing an arrow-stomping game in the manner of Dance Dance Revolution.
He is occasionally shown toying around with an 80's style children's casio keyboard.
Like Skwisgaar he shares an interest or moderate belief in both Nihilism and Norse mythology.
In conjunction with his personality and role in the band, he is the only member who has no prior band experience.
Demonstrating effective rhythm guitar styling, Toki's guitar line provides supporting chords and flourish to strengthen Skwisgaar's lead guitar lines. As proven during Toki's initial audition into the band, Toki's main reason for being in the band is because he is able to bring out the better qualities of Skwisgaar's own guitar skills, causing their lead guitarist to reach a level of guitar play he normally cannot reach by himself. Sometimes Toki follows behind guitar solos in a call-and-response manner.
As shown by his ability to play Dethklok's lead guitar parts in the tribute band Thunderhorse, Toki may very well be the only guitarist remotely capable of keeping up with Skwisgaar, pretty much making him the world's second fastest guitarist (which is further evidenced by his audition for Dethklok, where he holds his own against Skwisgaar much longer than any other guitarist). A frequent recurring joke involves Skwisgaar criticizing Toki's guitar playing or suggesting that Toki be turned down or rerecorded, preferably by himself. It is later revealed that Skwisgaar does this as an act of defense due to his fear of Toki becoming better than him.
Toki is frequently ostracized from the rest of the band, partly due to his not practicing or writing songs, but mostly because Murderface draws him away. In fact, he once revealed during a major court case against the rest of Dethklok that he had no idea what songwriting residuals were, and pointing out that they did not deserve them because they did not write songs. Toki does not participate in the songwriting process, saying, "Honestly, I don't wants no creative voice; it's cool". This trait is in complete contrast with Magnus Hammersmith's.
As well as guitar, Toki has been known to play the keyboard and can be heard in various songs including "Castratikron" and "Go Forth and Die" (which may perhaps be the reason he repeatedly confuses his guitar lessons for piano lessons in "Dethlessons").
Nathan has gradually taken on a protective paternal/fatherly role toward Toki. Though he was initially more dismissive toward him, Nathan began to show concern for Toki during his bout with alcoholism following his father's death. When Nathan rescues Toki from certain death during an attack on their home, he takes the opportunity to express his concerns, and Toki is able to acknowledge, "The real reasons you tells me dis, is because you cares about me!" though Nathan brushes it off.
In Dethcamp, Nathan helps Toki pack for his camping trip, and gives him a snow globe replica of Mordhaus to remind him of the band. Nathan is shown tidying up Toki's bedroom while he is away, and chuckles that he misses 'the little guy'. When Toki's snow globe is smashed by bullies, Nathan exacts revenge by using the broken glass to mutilate the hand of the culprit. Nathan enjoys amusing Toki with very simple jokes, though he still sometimes participates in teasing or excluding Toki along with the rest of the band.
Skwisgaar Skwigelf Edit
Toki has a particular friendship with fellow Scandinavian guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, and the pair are often seen discussing the plot's philosophical elements, such as the male sex drive in Girlfriendklok, the pros and cons of fatherhood in Fatklok, marriage and family in Dethwedding, and the circle of life in Performanceklok. Due to their similar Scandinavian roots, another recurring scene involves one of the two correcting or informing the other on an aspect of the English language or American culture, though they are often both incorrect. In contrast to these interactions and their frequently being shown together, the two characters consistently bicker with each other throughout the series. These arguments are usually sparked by belittling comments from Skwisgaar, often related to Toki's inferior guitar skills.
A recurring joke in the series involves Toki "copying" Skwisgaar in various ways, including repeating his sentences, following him, wearing his clothes, and using a Skwisgaar coffee mug (whereas the other members prefer to use a mug in their own likeness). When asked in Prankklok how he will spend his vacation time, Toki admits he will stay home and watch Skwisgaar practice guitar (something he already does on a typical day). In Doomstar it is revealed that it was Skwisgaar himself who invited Toki to join Dethklok after they first played guitar together, though he was adamantly against the idea of having a rhythm guitarist prior to meeting him.
Toki and Murderface tend to get along, though they do not always see eye to eye. Like the other band members, Murderface tends to belittle Toki and appears to have the least amount of patience with him. Murderface is a considerable bad influence on Toki, frequently drawing him into schemes against the band simply by telling him what to do. Toki is usually largely unaware of the reasons for the scheme, though this could be due to the fact that Murderface is the most immature of the group and combined with Toki's child-like innocence is able to talk on level with him and pressure him into doing things. Usually, the band primarily blames Murderface for these indictments, knowing that Toki was probably pressured into joining him.
After Nathan, Pickles is the second most fatherly figure to Toki and after Skwisgaar the second member Toki is likely to consult in for advice. If Pickles does something destructive, Toki joins in for the sake of it even if he has no reason for joining in. The two get along well, as Pickles tends to be more patient with Toki. Toki sometimes confides in Pickles.
Charles Foster OfdensenEdit
Charles is often straight with Toki and tries to reason with him on his level. The band sometimes turns to Charles to discipline Toki when their attempts have failed. Whenever they have meetings, Toki is one of the members least likely to take the meeting serious and will join in with any antics the others come up with. In RenovationKlok, Toki admits to Pickles that he misses their manager during his extended absence.
A testament to his more accepting and caring nature, Toki is the only person who does not react to Dr. Rockzo with utter disgust. He is somewhat sickly attached to the clown, probably due to his positive experience with clowns as a child. Toki feels much compassion towards him because of this, and had motivated him to overcome his drug addiction in Cleanzo. The two have remained drinking buddies throughout the series.
Toki's parents were abusive toward Toki and he is afraid of them. When they are first introduced, Toki falls into a deep catatonic state and refuses to talk, to the point where even the other band members notice it. Despite the abuse he received as a child and his fear of his father, he still visits him on his death bed and attempts to fulfill his final wishes, though this proves traumatic in and of itself. However, in Fatherklok he claims to have overcome it, stating, "I'm totally cools with it!" though this may not be entirely true. Toki has always hung photos of his parents' icy stares in his bedroom and has a very dutiful and obedient attitude toward them.
The rest of Dethklok and even Doctor Rockzo are distrustful of Magnus when he befriends Toki, who was his replacement in the band. Being unaware of the history of Magnus and why he left the band, Toki trusts him after Magnus saves his life, a trust which later he comes to regret when Toki is literally stabbed in the back by him. Toki endures various physical and psychological tortures after being kidnapped and held captive by Magnus.
Though Toki initially attempts to hit on Abigail along with the rest of the band, Abigail takes on a motherly/sisterly role toward Toki after they are both kidnapped by The Revengencers. She comforts him while he suffers from abuse by Magnus, and reminds him to focus on his memories of the band in order to stay alive. The song she sings for him is a parody of Mary Magdalene comforting Jesus in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
ChildhoodEditToki was born and raised in an abandoned village near Lillehammer and is the only child of Aslaug Wartooth and Anja Wartooth. Toki's father is a Reverend in a mysterious and seemingly cult-like religion which apparently involves taking a vow of silence or similar discipline. As a small child, Toki was ordered to do grueling physical work on his parents' farm. He was frequently beaten and punished with solitary confinement. During that time he took comfort in his imagination.
When Toki was a teenager, his parents threw him out. He lived on the streets with just his guitar, having no food, money, or shelter. He found out about Dethklok's audition for a new guitarist and took himself along.
He arrives late to the audition, just as the band was about to accept Skwisgaar as the only guitarist. Skwisgaar refused to allow himself to be beaten by just a kid and the two began their guitar duel. Toki kept up with Skwisgaar throughout the duel, but messed up at the end causing him to lose the duel and the other bandmembers dismissed him. However, on his way out, Skwisgaar states that he is impressed as no one has ever pushed him to play so well before. In short, Toki was allowed to join the band as their second guitarist.
After Toki's recruitment, Dethklok rose to fame and fortune. Toki in turn states their success brought him a sense of family that he never felt before.
Toki fell into the role of being the member who appealed to children. In "Dethkids", Toki attempts to get away from his image and ends up falling back into it; though not before the girl who was visiting him from the Wish-for-Something foundation died.
While performing "Go into the Water" live on stage, he and Skwisgaar were separated from the rest of the band when the Metal Faced Man knocked their pods into each other.
After the attack he, like the other band members, was reluctant to return to music. They are coaxed back into performing.
In "Dethlessons", Toki attempts to get better after being tired of living in Skwisgaar's shadows and although does not improve (mostly due to his own failure to practice) and in the process forms a relationship with his Guitar tutor. While in the middle of a recital, Toki breaks down and admits he can't do this, Skwisgaar apologizes for his jealous ways and Toki's tutor dies.
In "Cleanso" Toki attempts to help Dr. Rockzo give up his ways and aids him to getting through Rehab.
In "Dethrace" he and Skwisgaar are caught drunk and driving, leading to criminal charges made against them. Since both do not have licenses they are forced to take lessons and pass their test in order to make up for their actions.
In "Dethdad" Toki has to deal with the death of his father, eventually after avoiding visiting his father (and running away), his band cox him to visit his father. While attempting to do the dying request of his father, Toki slips and his father falls through the ice of a nearby lake, sinking into the waters and drowning.
After his father's death, Toki seems to go insane, during "Snakes n' Barrels II" Part 2, Toki beats a annoying guy who was shouting in his ear during the concert to death with his bare hands. In the same episode, he registered the URL of "Planet Piss" and upset William Murderface by filling the URL with images of a degrading nature.
In "Dethrelease", Toki's insanity takes a turn and he becomes completely drunk leading to the other band members to mock his actions while wasted. During the attack on Mordhaus, Toki is separated from the others with Nathan. When Nathan is attacked by Lavona Succuboso, Toki defends Nathan by smashing his beer bottle over her head, knocking her out. Nathan drags Toki away and tells him he is taking things too far and that he is concerned by Toki's actions. Toki then proceeds to throw up. Toki is seen with the others looking at the fallen Charles Foster Ofdensen.
Toki seems to recover after this from his spiral downwards and like other bandmembers has to deal with the loss of their manager. He is the only one to openly admit he misses him.
In "Tributeklok", Toki was found to have joined a tribute band called "Thunder Horse" as Skwisgaar's representative.
In "Dethmas", Toki attempts to buy gifts for the other band members only to have his gifts stolen by Dr Rockzo. A furious Toki is then knocked down by a fallen pillar and left trapped after the Christmas special Murderface and Dick Knubbler hosted.
In "Fertilityklok", the other band members kidnap Toki for his birthday and present him with girls so that he could have sex with as a present. Toki, however, expresses his desires to have a wife and rejects the present to persue a serious relationship. He tries to soul mate using a dating service (which unknowns to him was a set up). After a chat with Pickles he decides to "let his dick decide" and returns to just having sex with the girls.
In "Dethsiduals", Toki joins Murderface in a class action law suit against the other band members over songwriting residuals (though Toki has no idea what this means), which ultimately leads to both of them being put on musical suspension. They attempt to prove themselves by starting Murdertooth Records with the Nu Metal band Get Thee Hence. Toki fouls up any attempt to gain writer's credits though when he fills out the songwriting contracts in Norwegian. Despite this though, Toki and Murderface are allowed back into Dethklok just in time for Get Thee Hence to open for Dethklok for the first time, an action which turns bloody when the crowd turns on the Nu Metal band for their bad attitudes and sloppy performance. Dethklok watches in shock off stage, though Toki appears to be the only one unaffected by it all.
In "Dethzazz", Toki attempts to reunite Dr. Rockzo's band. When it fails, Toki is left depressed at his failed attempt to reunite them. In the end, Dr. Rockzo succeeds in reuniting, though Toki's own fear of quarters led to the stage being destroyed.
In "Doublebookedklok", Toki runs away with the other band members due to Charles' anger after they double booked a performance between two countries that hated each other leading to the prospect of them going to war if one got DethKlok and not the other. They return to perform the concert and prevent the war between the two countries. During this time, Toki has developed an unhealthy hitting routine in order to gain more attention from his bandmates, which plays once again into his role as the band's "little brother."
As Season 4 opens, Toki is still neglected by the band despite his numerous attempts to gain acceptance. From his falling to peer pressure to smoke in "Fanklok" or his starting his own Special Person's Invite Club in "Diversityklok," Toki can't get anywhere.
Despite all this, Toki's relationship with Skwisgaar at least appears to have improved, especially when they're both prank called by Murderface in "Prankklok" when they try using his credit card to purchase incredibly illegal products as revenge. This improved relationship takes a dip momentarily in "Bookklok" when Toki writes a tell-all book about his years of verbal abuse from Skwisgaar.
However, Toki soon realizes that he feels the need to make friends outside of Dethklok in "Dethcamp." He does this by attending Rock-A-Roonie Fantasy Camp, where his innocence and diabetes make him an instant target for bullying. Instead of campers though, he finds a friend in guest councilor, Magnus Hammersmith, who injects Toki with insulin when he's smothered with cake.
Toki's lack of interest in obtaining writing credits persist through Season 4. His obsession with non-Dethklok friends also extends to his online profile in "Dethdinner" where he posts pics and threads about everything he does with them and even brings Dr. Rockso to the new album's promotional dinner.
When Dethklok momentarily disbands, Toki attempts to work as Murderface's unpaid intern when he runs for Congressman for New Jersey, which backfires when Toki accidentally emails lewd pictures of Murderface to the press. During this time, he continues his ties with Magnus despite Dr. Rockso's harsh warnings about him.
These warnings are justified at the season finale, "Church of the Black Klok." Toki joins Magnus to the funeral of Roy Cornickelson and is held back by Magnus when Dethklok rejoins and the Revengencers launch an ambush against them. During the ambush, Magnus betrays Toki and stabs him through the back. Toki's fate was left unknown to the band, but some in the Church of the Black Klok believed him to still be alive but in the hands of their enemy.
Toki is held as a prisoner by the Revengencers and suffers under their keep. While Abigail Remeltindrinc ensures him things will be fine, the band plans to rescue them. They are found by the band upside down on a crucifix. After being rescued, Toki rejoins the band and with their powers from the Doomstar, destroy the Metal Masked Assassin. The band returns to perform this latest live event with Toki.
- In "Dethcarraldo", Toki's ancient animal form is revealed to be a rabbit, unlike the other band members, Toki's spirit animal was made up of several rabbits that formed a bigger rabbit figure.
- In the first season his voice was a lower tone, his accent less obvious and the 's' inconsistency was rarer. As the series progresses his voice becomes higher and his accent more obvious.
- Since both he and Skwisgaar have the 's' trait it's possible that Toki is subconsciously copying the Swede's speech pattern, leading to accusations that they are copying each other by both Toki and Skwisgaar.
- His bedroom has a distinctly boyish look to it, featuring model aircraft, action figures, and posters of sharks, boats, and planets; he is also the only member of Dethklok who sleeps in a single-occupant bed.
- A testament to his more trusting nature, in the episode "Cleanso" Toki is shown as a child in a photograph with John Wayne Gacy, the infamous serial killer, even though Toki was raised in Norway.
- A running gag in the series is the death of something or someone Toki grows fond of at the end of the series. This has given him the nickname of "angel of death", called so by both fans and the Tribunal.
- Toki is a type-1 diabetic, meaning that he is insulin dependant.
- ↑ Opeth: 'The Band Will Continue For As Long As There's Good Material In Us' Interviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com