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Tori-Bot is one of Akira Toriyama's representations of him self for comedic appearances, this one particularly is a robot. This form of Toriyama is known for making appearances in several other works he is involved in.

History

Dr. Slump

He is shown to be good friends with Senbei Norimaki, as he asks him for help in "The Time Stoppers". He also was behind the reason why Midori Yamabukimarried him. He is a butler for Senbei in "The Ho-yo-yo Gang, Part 1".

Tori-bot makes a minor appearance in the movie Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village, where he is in a crowd with Launch, Oolong,Mai, Shu, Emperor Pilaf, King Nikochan and his servant, Pink, and Cobalt Blue.

Meta-existence

Tori-Bot appears in magazine ads and interviews as a stand-in for Akira Toriyama, drawn into both Dr. Slump and Dragonball. His own description of himself is as a 9-5 worker who keeps the cosmos running, but spends his spare time drinking, smoking and reading dirty magazines. In the video-game Chrono Trigger, a similar avatar to Tori-Bot appears, though it is simply called "Akira Toriyama". As Akira Toriyama was the main writer for Dr. Slump, Dragonball-Dragonball Z up til 1997, and artists/creative consultant for Chrono Trigger, his avatars are a finger-print left on his works as a universe transcending meta-character.

Tori-Bot has contempt for both his fans and editors. He has stated he often feels like killing off popular characters just to derail run-away fandom and goes out of his way to make-sure nothing in the universe is taken too seriously. His greatest enemies are his editors, who restrict his creative freedom, however he fully admits he needs them, because, left to his own devices he will burn himself out before reaching any sort of resolution. Though he seems entirely retired as of the start of Dragonball Super, his influence on the cosmos can still be felt. Canonically it is unclear if he has passed the torch to the Zeno or if Zeno is acting on his behalf, but by Tori-Bot's own words canonically it should not matter.

Nature

No indication is given of how Tori-Bot was assembled, to say nothing of who built him, but as he can write things into and out of existence he is the undisputed master of the cosmos. The main thing that keeps his mind focused are the pay-checks his editors cash him. He likes creating character flaws that disrupt the more mundane manga tropes. While Tori-Bot is not opposed to manga with a message to them, he is strongly against manga written for the sole purpose of being fables. While Tori-Bot welcomes adult fans and fans from the west, his primary goal is to entertain children and teenagers in Japan.

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