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Tobias Wilson

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Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Rainbow lad
Age: 12
Friends: Banana Joe, Idaho, Anton, Rob (formerly), Clayton, Gumball (at times), Darwin, Penny (unrequited love interest), Juke, Leslie, The Treehouse Girls (unrequited love interests)
Enemies: Rachel, Gumball (at times)
Relatives: Rachel (sister)
Jackie (mother)
Harold (father)
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: "Early reel" (prototype)
"The Third" (final concept)
Voice: Rupert Degas (Season 1)
Hugo Harold-Harrison (Season 2 onwards)
Gallery
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Tobias Wilson is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is a student in Miss Simian's class at Elmore Junior High. His first appearance was in "The Third," when he became Darwin's friend for ten dollars. He was given many redesigns in Season 2, including eyebrows, and smaller feet.

Appearance

Tobias appears to be a multi-colored fluffy cloud-like humanoid creature. Most of his body is colored red, but the lower part is orange, and his top hair part is blue. He has a medium sized mouth with blue lips. He wears a headband like the others in his family, and he wears red and white shoes.

In Season 2, like many other characters, such as Darwin and Penny, the shadow that he has on his arms and legs disappear. He also acquires eyebrows.

Personality

Tobias is a show-off. He believes that he is a heavily built jock, but in reality, he is not. Despite him not having a good, athletic build, he is obsessed with sports, and is always trying to hone his scrawny physique. He also seems to have a big ego.

Because of his inflated ego, Tobias is more confident in his abilities to court Penny than Gumball is. Tobias can also be somewhat of a bully sometimes, such as when he was tossing Anais' plush Daisy doll around on the bus, and seemed quite eager to hurt Gumball in "The Knights." Also, in "The Robot," he insults Bobert, calling him "Robo-dork" and saying he doesn't have feelings. Also in "The Uploads," Tobias found it funny when his father got hurt from falling off a skateboard that he placed in front of a staircase for a prank.

Tobias also seems to be quite the womanizer; he is very quick to make moves on every girl he sees (his father displayed similar behavior at his age in "The Choices"). Despite all of these girls showing disgust toward Tobias' advances, he still continues to pursue these girls in hopes of one day having someone further inflate his ego and "macho" antics.

According to Alan in "The Third," Tobias comes from a wealthier household than most of his classmates.

Relationships

Main article: Tobias Wilson/Relationships

Episode Appearances

Prototype

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

  • "The Fan": He is seen in the background of the cafeteria.
  • "The Coach": He bounces on the trampoline at his house.
  • "The Joy": He isn't infected because he is multicolored, and later can strangely be seen infected.
  • "The Recipe": He freaks out after Anton dies.
  • "The Name": He is seen in a flashback from "The Knights" and is defeated by Zach.
  • "The Extras": He makes another brief cameo.
  • "The Fraud": He makes a cameo in the cafeteria.
  • "The Move": He is knocked out by Clayton's kung-fu move.
  • "The Allergy": Darwin sneezes his colors onto Banana Joe.
  • "The Mothers": His third major role, his mother, Banana Joe's mother, and Gumball and Darwin's mother compete in a mom-off.
  • "The Shell": He is seen backstage dressed as a castle.
  • "The Bros": He and Banana Joe stare at Gumball and Darwin dancing.
  • "The Mirror": He is in Miss Simian's classroom.
  • "The Pizza": He is chased by Frank and Bean.
  • "The Lie": He appears in Miss Simian's classroom after Rocky crashes his bus.
  • "The Butterfly": He appears dancing in Miss Simian's classroom.
  • "The Saint": Alan gives him CPR in a flashback.
  • "The Safety": He is horrified by the safety video, and at the end of the episode, he salutes to Gumball and Darwin.
  • "The Society": Gumball attacks him to get chips from a vending machine, and later spies on him while on his back. He also becomes part of the secret society.
  • "The Spoiler": He talks about The Screamening.
  • "The Countdown": He is seen in alternate timelines.
  • "The Nobody": He walks by when Gumball and Darwin think of a personality for Rob.
  • "The Triangle": He walks past Coach.

Season 4

Season 5

  • "The Stories": He is among the students who dislike Molly's stories and is later seen hit by Jamie's dodgeballs.
  • "The Guy": He is one of Anais' victims.
  • "The Boredom": He shows a video of himself to Gumball and Darwin.
  • "The Vision": He can be seen in the schoolyard, during the riot, and several other times as a supporter of Alan.
  • "The Choices": He is one of the rebels to bring down Nicole's statue.
  • "The Code": He is in the cafeteria.
  • "The Test": His sixth major role. He replaces Gumball as the loser of the series.
  • "The Slide": He is in the schoolyard.
  • "The Loophole": He leaves class with the other students.
  • "The Potato": He celebrates Idaho's birthday with other students.
  • "The Matchmaker": He is seen in the cafeteria.
  • "The Box": A zombie attacks him.
  • "The Ollie": He is buying skating gear at the mall.
  • "The Catfish": He is in seen at school.
  • "The Stars": Gumball gives him one star for splashing him with water.
  • "The Grades": He is seen in the classroom.
  • "The Ex": Gumball accidentally booby-traps his house instead of Banana Joe's.
  • "The Sorcerer": He is playing Football with Carrie and runs into one of the football players.
  • "The Uncle": He bumps into Ocho and runs from him during Gumball and Darwin's flashback.
  • "The Weirdo": He is standing next to Juke at the schoolyard.

Season 6

Voice Actors

  • Rupert Degas (US/UK, Season 1)
  • Hugo Harold-Harrison (US/UK, Season 2 onwards)
  • Peterson Adriano (Brazil, Seasons 1-2)
  • José Leonardo (Brazil, Season 3 onwards)

Gallery

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Trivia

  • In his early concept, Tobias was originally going to have no lips.
  • Unlike most other characters, Tobias only has 3 fingers.
    • However, depending on the circumstances, he does have 4 fingers.
  • He is one of the many child characters in the series that is voiced by an adult, namely Rupert Degas & Hugo Harold-Harrison in Seasons 1 and 2, respectively.
  • Wearing a headband may be a family tradition, as he, his sister, and his mother each wear one regularly. The only member of the family that does not wear one is his father.
  • In the episode "The Third," it is shown that he can change his colors at will.
  • He is named after Tobi Wilson, one of the show's writers.[1]
  • In the online PC game Spit Ball Wars, Tobias has a completely different design.
  • In "The Knights," Tobias gets his foot stuck in Patrick's door, and when he pulls it out he gets down on his knees, holds his foot and says "FFFF...ahhhh..." several times. This may be a reference to something Peter Griffin does when he hurt his knee in Family Guy.
  • When changing his colors in the episode "The Third," the sound he makes is similar to the one made by Mario when walking in the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) port of the arcade game Donkey Kong.
  • Tobias is the youngest kid in his family.
    • Tobias is the only kid in Miss Simian's class who is the youngest in his family, where as the other kids either have younger siblings or no siblings at all.
  • Tobias has the second most major roles, for a character who is not a Watterson, next to Penny. Tobias has a total of six.
  • It was revealed that Tobias has a crush on Penny too, despite Gumball dating her.
    • In the episode "The Knights", he fights Gumball for who gets to win Penny's love.
    • In the episode "The Tape", he fails to get a high-five from Penny.
    • In the episode "The Move", he fails to get water thrown at him by Penny at the school library.
    • In the episode "The Butterfly", he tries to do a "chick-magnet dance" to attract her but gets turned down by her "bug spray" dance.
    • In the episode "The Test", he is stealing Gumball's life and dating her in his own "sitcom".
  • Similar to Gumball, Tobias has a very large ego, but he is more arrogant and Gumball is more sympathetic.
  • He has become noticeably less popular with the other kids as the series has progressed.
  • In the episode "The Scam," it is revealed that he's allergic to facepaint.
  • In "The Joy," Tobias is so multicolored, that both those infected with the Joy Virus, and even Miss Simian mistake him for an infected.
  • As of right now, the only girls in his class that Tobias has not hit on under his own free will are Sussie, Molly, Tina, and Jamie.

References

ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
The Wattersons GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoLouieEvil Turtle (family pet) • Frankie
The Robinsons GaylordMargaretRocky
The Fitzgeralds PennyPatrickMrs. FitzgeraldPenny's SisterMr. Cuddles (family pet)
The Wilsons TobiasJackieHarold
The Bananas Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
The Rexes Tina RexMr. Rex
The Keanes AlanDexterJessica
The Jötunheims HectorMrs. Jötunheim
The Parhams FelicityBilly
School faculty Nigel BrownLucy SimianSteve SmallCoachSchool NurseLibrarianMr. Corneille
Student body CarrieMasamiBobertSarahLeslieTeriFrank and BeanCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyGreen BearMushroomFuzzballRazor8-Bit DogBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRatClareJaredWilsonJodiePixel OctopusBulldogGorillaMoleSparkle GirlJosh
The Senior Citizens MarvinGaryCrocodile WomanBlue ElephantBettyDonald
Other Characters LarryDoughnut SheriffSal Left ThumbCupcake WomanKennethKarenPantsbullyMartinHexagon LadySanta ClausNewspaper Employee3D Cube EmployeeConstruction MenHoboShooting StarRosieMother and SonClipboard MenThe SunEarthThe MoonOrange GuardsBandage DoctorMelted Cheese GuyHamburger CopCowboyJeffSusanSicilianaMr. PepperoniCyber PoliceThe InternetExercise BaconShape PeopleTeal Tow Truck DriverSaturnCarltonTroyGreen Security GuardBandage ParamedicsGhostsCoffee CopCarmen's fatherRachelIdaho's familyFrench FriesAnton's ParentsRichwood High StudentsGumball's BrainDr. ButtSussie's parentsRipley 2000 ManagerGoblinManly WarriorMother and BabyCharlieDrum Kit GuyHot Dog Guy LookalikeCupcake ManReporterCamKip SchlezingerHand Security OfficerSphere CitizensYellow GuyHumanMilk GuyOld Doctor
Single appearance JealousyVirusMr. KreeseDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton ClonesZachScary Old ManScary Old LadyMr. ChanaxChicken BucketVladSluzzle DudeButterflyChimeraMr. YoshidaNew BobertEvil Turtle's BabiesYukiMr. and Mrs. SenicourtByrdieChi ChiRibbitChi Chi's ParentsTrollGamechild
Objects Daisy the DonkeyWandaElmore's DollarPlanet CosmosLucky HelmetUniversal Remote
Non-anthropomorphic characters Purple SquirrelCyclops DogCube DogSausage DogTan DogPink SquirrelThe CreaturesSea CreaturesBlitzerChris MorrisRatsAbraham Lincoln GoatGargaroth

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