|“||No, no, no, you idiots! I wanted gold streamers and red balloons! The DJ stinks, the banners are crooked, and the cake should be chocolate!||„|
Toc-Man is the main villain of Pac-Man World: 20th Anniversary. Toc-Man is furious because he wanted to be the real Pac-Man, so he sends his minions (the other bosses of the game) to kidnap Pac-Man's friends, who were all going to Pac-Man's anniversary party. Pac-Man then sets off to Ghost Island to rescue his friends and stop Toc-Man.
Toc-Man is a large, crude replica of the actual Pac-Man; he has yellow "skin", red boots and orange gloves. His nose is less protruding than Pac-Man's, being more of a flat, circular shape. His pupils are dramatically different in size and he has constant angry eyebrows.
Toc-Man attempts to thwart Pac-Man's progress throughout the game via his henchmen, the Ghosts, as well as the world bosses, HMS Windbag, Anubis Rex, King Galaxian, the Clown Prix Racers and Krome Keeper. Toc-Man is only seen in the very beginning and end of the game, with his only presence in between being on the Game Over screen. After making his way through the six worlds and rescuing all his friends, Pac-Man confronts Toc-Man in his Lair, interrupting his party. After a boss fight in which Toc-Man uses powers that are similar to Pac-Man's, he is defeated. When Toc-Man is defeated, a gray ghost named Orson is revealed to have been controlling the Toc-Man mech. He starts whimpering, saying that was unfair that Pac-Man ruined everything, and how nobody loves a Ghost; Pac-Man proves Orson wrong by eating a power pellet and then, eat him.
Pac-Man World 3
While Toc-Man does not appear as an actual antagonist in this game, the Toc-Man suit can be piloted by Pac-Man with the help of Orson, who has reformed at this point.
- Toc-Man's name comes from "Namcot" spelled backwards. Namcot is a playful pun on the name of Namco's former branch for home-console releases.
- Toc-Man may have been inspired by Metal Sonic since both are main charcters' robotic doppelgangers.