Toby - Battleborn Character Profile Page
The Battleborn Toby is an engineering genius from the planet Menneck-B. As he may look like a harmless little penguin he’s actually the destroyer of worlds as Toby likes to say. Heavily-armed in a battle mech by his own design Toby wanted to sign up with the Peacekeepers just like Benedict. As his homeworld was claimed by the Varelsi Toby wanted to get vengeance from the corpses of his enemies. Unlike Benedict, Toby was shown the door and that made him snap. He got angry and aligned with the Rogues. While guys like Toby always did all the hard work in the background, now he needs no permission to go into battle. Toby’s a fearsome, badass brawler, dishing out hurt on the battlefield in “Berg”, his walking battletank.
- Development Name: PenguinMech
- Character Concept:
- Character Designer:
- Character Concept Artist:
- Voice: Clifford Chapin
The voice of Toby is done by Clifford Chapin who also did some voices for Borderlands the Pre-Sequel (Lost Legion Jetfighter, Dying Scientist #3, Worm-Brained Boil)
- During Toby’s character pitch process; before he was equipped with a mechsuit he first was going to be in a snow-globe, this gave him the name ‘Globy’. Because Toby sounded similar this became his name.
- Toby’s skins are all patronizing phrases . The joke by Aaron Linde (Battleborn lead writer) was that Toby is so cute that even the game’s user interface can’t take him serious.
UPR H8-MS CUSTOM RAILGUN:
Nothing says “I’m really sorry about murdering you” quite as well as a magnetically-propelled projectile travelling at the speed of sound. Toby’ attacks are good at medium range and with his zoom capabilities he’s even good at hitting long range targets. This zoom can be upgraded with an marker that outlines enemies for you and your team members. Toby’s powerful Railgun can be charged, dealing increased damage at higher charge levels.
ME ‘N MY MECH:
Clad in his battle mech “Berg”, the adorable-yet-fearsome Toby’s considerable engineering talent provides for on-the-fly modification to respond to a variety of battlefield conditions
Launches an Arc Mine, which arms after a brief delay, dealing 90 area damage per second for 8 seconds. Afterwards, Arc Mine will explode for 141 damage.
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Deploys an energy field that blocks 450 enemy damage. Firing a Railgun shot through the field increases the projectile’s velocity.
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Transforms Toby’s mech to charge up a powerful laser that deals 341 damage a second for 6 seconds.
Cooldown: 65 seconds
Air-jumping while holding a direction grants Toby a quick boost in that direction. Boosters holds a total of 3 charges that recharge after 8 seconds.
During the course of a gameplay session your Battleborn will earn experience points by taking down enemies or complete challenges. By earning enough XP Points your Hero will level up and gets presented a choice between two different augmentations in the Helix skill tree. Per level you can only choose one of these skills to enhance your character’s abilities.
Toby’s Helix Skill Trees:
Shooting Toby’s Arc Mine with a Railgun blast will detonate the mine, dealing extra damage to nearby targets. +141 Damage
ME ‘N MY MAGNETS
Railgun projectiles deal bonus damage when passing through a Force Field. +25% Damage
Allies who pass through Toby’s Force Field are hastened for a brief time. +30% Movement Speed
Allies standing behind Toby’s Force Field are granted bonus health regeneration and attack speeds. +14 Health Per Second, +15% Attack Speed
Toby’s Boosters gain one additional charge. +1 Charge
Toby gains increased damage resistance while his Boosters are out of charges. +30% Damage Reduction
Toby Boosters can now propel him upward.
Toby’s Railgun projectiles split into three blasts when fired through a Force Field.
Arc Mines deal increased damage to enemy shields. +50% Shield Damage
Increases the size of Toby’s Railgun shot when fired through his Force Field. +25% Projectile Size
RIDING THE RAIL
Decreases the time required to fully charge Toby’s Railgun. -20% Charging Time
Fully charged Railgun shots penetrate enemies.
SELF DESTRUCT SEQUENCE
On death, Toby’s mech explodes, dealing damage to nearby enemies. +520 Damage
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
Enlarges Force Field’s effective range. +50% Force Field Radius
ROOM FOR MISTAKES
Increases Force Field total health. +100% Force Field Health
WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS
Increases the range that Arc Mines can deal damage. +30% Area of Effect Radius
Increases Arc Mine base damage. +15% Damage
MINES, MINES, MINES! (Unlock Rank 12)
Reduces the cooldown of Arc Mine. -20% Cooldown Time
Rather than a single focused beam, Core Discharge charges up three blasts firing one after the other, dealing 394 damage per blast.
Enemies damaged by Core Discharge blasts are slowed. +3 Second Slow Duration
- PICK ON YOUR OWN (SHIELD) SIZE!
Absorb 20,000 damage with Force Field.
Kill 10 enemies with Berg’s self-destruct mechanism.
Hit 250 enemies with Railgun rounds accelerated by Force Field.
- NONE SHALL PASS
Detonate 50 Arc Mines with Toby’s Custom Railgun.
- KILLING ON RAILS
Get 1 double-kills with Core Discharge.
Toby’s legendary gear is rewarded to the player when all lore challenges are completed.
None Shall Pass
(An itemized list of known improvements, modifications, and weapon suites added to Toby’s mechsuit “Berg”, as well as their functions.)
Custom UPR H8-MS Railgun
This standard-issue rifle for UPR blitz troopers has been modified to take special particle rounds, capable of carrying a variable amount of kinetic energy upon firing. This allows Berg to unleash barrages of low-impact rounds as well as devastating overcharged rounds from a single weapon.
FieldTek Energy Barrier System (w/ custom deployment vector)
This system (most commonly used in crowd control and riot suppression) has been heavily modified to allow for automated fire-and-forget ranged deployment, protecting from most forms of enemy fire. Additionally, the force fields synergize with Berg’s custom railgun rounds, greatly accelerating projectiles when passing through the fields.
Pulvinator Minelayer MK4
This minelayer rig (popular among raiding parties in the Detritus Ring) fires modified proximity “arc mines”, which deal persistent electrical damage for a short time upon detonation.
DxT-3415 Core Discharge Beam
This jury-rigged weapons system allows Berg to redirect the energy generated by the suit’s core reactors into an array of laser focusing prisms. The result is an extremely dangerous beam of energy, capable of incinerating even the hardiest of foes in seconds.
(Audio recorded during Toby’s UPR volunteer evaluation following the Darkening of the aviant home system, Menneck-B. Audio attached, transcript below.)
Toby: Don’t screw this up. Don’t screw this up. Don’t screw this up. This’ll work. This’ll work. This is my chance. Okay. Okay. Okay. Okay!
(Toby shrieks, startled.)
Toby: I mean, uh – hi! Nice to meet you. I’m Toby. I got here with the rest of the Menneck-B evacuees, and, uh…
Recruiter: Oh, man – hey guys! Check out this little fella! Ain’t he just the sweetest damn thing you’ve ever seen? You lost, kiddo? I think you’re in the wrong line.
Toby: No, this is definitely the right line. I wanna sign up! For combat! I want revenge on those frickin’ Varelsi that swallowed my star!
Recruiter: I’m sure you’d give ’em hell, kiddo. And when you’re a little bit older, you’ll get your chance.
Toby: Older?! Dude! I’m 26!
Recruiter: Huh. How many is that in people years?
Toby: Look, I’m an engineer. I build badass war machines that could liquefy your brains while they’re still in your skull! Not that I would, you seem like a nice guy, but – RRGH, WHAT I MEAN IS, I CAN FIGHT! You need soldiers that can kill Varelsi? I’m your guy! So just… so just…
Recruiter: I wish there were something I could do, Billy…
Toby: MY NAME IS TOBY, YOU F**KING MUTANT!
Recruiter: …but you’re not cut out for combat. Now – oh hey, I got it! Medbay! We could use another pair of hands in the medbay! Cheering up wounded soldiers… you’d be GREAT at that! You’d be like, the king of that…
(Toby growls in frustration.)
Recruiter: …spreading some good cheer for our wounded soldiers…
Toby: AWWW, SCREW THIS! SCREW EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU! ME AND MY DEATH MACHINE ARE FRIGGIN’ OUT OF HERE! HAVE FUN LOSING THE WAR, YOU MORONS!
Temper, Temper, TA-BOOM
(Excerpts from part requests made by Toby under the project account “Berg”. Shared by the scrap merchant Oxo-Lorr on public channels immediately preceding his somewhat bloody disappearance from Sanford LV within the Detritus Ring.)
REQUEST ORDER – y.19944, d.175
If you have some, I could really use some black and white paint. I’ve adapted a mining exosuit to function as a larger, mechanical version of myself (picture attached!) and hope that this will help others respect me more.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19944, d.185
I apologize for being unclear! You sent pink and brown paint, not black and white. I mixed them together into a sorta rust color, but it didn’t make “Berg” (that’s the name I gave my mech! Isn’t it great?) look like me. I’ve provided more credits for the correct colors.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19944, d.199
Sorry to keep bothering you, but green and purple still aren’t right. Do you speak galactic common? We seem to be having troubles with the translation. Again, very sorry this is so confusing. I mixed all four colors together into sort of a charcoal dark mud color. So, yay! Two colors. I would now like to order a personal fabricator. I think I can use that to make the paints and parts I needed. I’ve added the necessary credits to my account.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19945, d.2
Happy New Year, Mr. Oxo-Lorr! This new year I have learned an important lesson: the first thing you should always fabricate with your fabricator is a backup fabricator! I seem to have shorted out all of my electronics (including the fabricator itself) and BARELY survived the trip back to buy replacement parts. Whew! That was close! So, this is an order for another personal fabricator, same one as last time.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19945, d.223
It was great meeting you in person, Mr. Lorr. (Yes, that was me in the giant suit that looked like me – picture attached again.) Berg did not seem to fill you with respect, so I’m trying a different approach. Can you send me the latest version of the Pulvinator Minelayer, as well as one of those new portable barrier generators? Thank you!
REQUEST ORDER – y.19946, d.72
I made the news! Did you see it, Mr. Lorr? I sure taught those douchebags on Death-Rock II some manners! I would now like one of those H8-MS Railguns the UPR make. Anything newer than the Mark II model will do. Thanks!
REQUEST ORDER – y.19947, d.200
Haven’t talked in a while. Things going really well! Having a little trouble with the guayota beasts out here, though. Do you have jump jets? This thing can’t fly. Neither can I, for that matter (a flightless aviant, so unfair!).
Anyway: jump jets or cabin ejectors, either will work.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19947, d.235
A can of black paint? Where was this three years ago?! I may be polite, Mr. Lorr, but I have an excellent memory. Don’t make me give you a bad review on ScrapSourcer.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19948, d.155
Did you think I wouldn’t see how you reposted my picture to the “Cutest Beings of Solus” holoshow? I have RIGHTS to my own image! I am a FURIOUS BIRD OF PREY! I am NOT CUTE! DO YOU HEAR ME, MR. LORR?! NOT CUTE!
Please send me one DxT-3415 Core Discharge Repurposing Kit, as well as six industrial-grade laser focusing prisms. Payment forthcoming.
REQUEST ORDER – y.19949, d.1
Happy New Year again, Mr. Lorr. I found the surprise you left in the Core Discharge Kit. I laughed and laughed about how you tried to re-wire it to explode on first power-up. It didn’t work, but don’t feel too bad – anyone could have made the same mistake you did.
Anyways, I’m coming to deliver your final payment in person. Berg and I will see you soon! Then, we’re off to Jennar to fight Varelsi! Or Jennerit! Or ELDRID! OR ALL OF THEM TOGETHER! WHAT FUN!
Pick On Your Own (Shield) Size!
// THE VALKYRIE’S CHRONICLES — DAY 3433
Got a lead on a new potential recruit. Crazy little rascal. I’m told not to call him “cute”, though. He’s a Finisci Aviant – one of those little penguin-looking dudes, except intelligent. This one’s called “Toby”, and is supposedly genius-level intelligence. Apparently quite the mechanic, too. Don’t know how he pulls that off with just flippers.
Reports put him at the Battle of Jennar. Got lots of reports. Not sure which side he’s fighting on, but he and that mech-suit of his leave lots of wreckage behind.
Survived being roughed up by some Lorrian merchants in the Detritus Ring. Means he knows his way around the black market.
Like I mentioned, seems the little aviant is set off by being patronized. Lights ’em up. Apologizes. Still takes their valuables, though. “For repair costs,” he says.
I like this one. Putting him at the top of the recruitment list.
Killing on Rails
(Note found slipped under the door of Toby’s private quarters in the middle of the night.)
Hey cutie pie. You made ’em die.
They didn’t give? Didn’t let ’em live.
I like it when your mech earns you much respect!
Stompin’ to the left. Stompin’ to the right.
Stompin’ them to death, all through the fight.
You’re a little bird, gettin’ the last word.
Your mech’s name is Berg, and it’s got a BIG MASSIVE LASER BEAM ATTACK LIKE PHWOOOOOSH!