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Tojo
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Name
Tojo
Meaning
Slash, Insicion, Gash, Drop, Cut, Tattoo[1]
Gender
Male
Species
Lion
Affiliations
Pridelanders
Titles
None
Appearances
The Orphaned Birds
Close Relations
Simba (friend)
Nala (friend)
"He doesn't rule me very well. I hurt myself all the time!"
—Tojo on the Great Spirit

Tojo is a lion cub born during the reign of King Mufasa. He is a friend of Simba and appears in both the Norwegian and Polish comic, The Orphan Birds.

Appearance

Physically, Tojo shares much likeness with Simba. However, there are subtle differences between the two. Tojo's fur is a darker gold, as is his underbelly, which extends to his muzzle instead of stopping at his chest. He has black ear rims, as opposed to Simba's brown, and light eye rims in contrast to Simba's chestnut. Tojo's most noticeable difference is the larger, scruffier tuft of fur on his head and his bright blue eyes.

Personality

Tojo is a somewhat pessimistic cub, lamenting over his tendency to be clumsy and getting hurt because of it. When in a good mood, though, he is goofy and very willing to help.

Information

The Orphaned Birds

"Today I sprained my leg! Rafiki tells me to rest. Rest! It's for old people!"
—Tojo dislikes the concept of resting

Tojo makes his only appearance in The Orphan Birds. Tojo is one of the cubs who listens to Mufasa as he talks about The Great Spirit. Tojo doesn't seem to believe to strongly in the Great Spirit, and says that it doesn't watch over him well, since he gets injured quite a bit and has a sprained ankle. Simba suggests that maybe the Great Spirit has a purpose in him by staying at home, instead of playing with the other cubs.

Later in the story, Simba becomes the "mother" of orphaned blue birds because he takes care of them. Tojo meets up with Simba and begins making wings out of leaves to teach the birds how to fly. Simba leaves Tojo alone with the birds while Tojo is preparing the wings. Upon returning, Simba finds that Tojo has bonded with the birds and has made his own set of false wings, showing that the Great Spirit had a reason in Tojo's injury after all.

Trivia

  • Tojo is the only named male cub with blue eyes.
  • Tojo's belly fur extends all the way up to his muzzle like a lioness's, which is the complete opposite of Tama.

Gallery

References

  1. [1]

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