Next show? How can there be a next show when the first show made the next show a no-show?Tobli responding to Rikku
Tobli is a highly-excitable stage producer in Final Fantasy X-2. He speaks incredibly fast and adds "Yup-Yup" to the end of his sentences. He thinks highly of Yuna, although not for her defeat of Sin, but rather, for her ability to draw a crowd.
Tobli is a Pelupelu, a diminutive race of people in Spira. He appears as a tiny humanoid with a beak mask and goggles. His visage is further obscured by a red hood pulled over his head. He wears a red coat with green circular patterns with a tall yellow collar. He wears brown trousers and boots.
Tobli is entrepreneurial and excitable. He speaks fast and is always working on something in juxtaposition to his languid Hypello assistants. His passion is putting on stage shows. He gets nervous when things don't go to plan, and begs for Yuna and her friends to help him.
The Gullwings meet Tobli in Kilika if he has not been encountered at the Moonflow previously. The Gullwings' first mission concerning Tobli is at the Moonflow, where he is awaiting the arrival of one of his Hypello assistants. Yuna and her company offer to escort him and the supplies for the show, and can help with the production from locating the three musicians in the Macalania Woods, to selling the tickets. Later on, they can also perform if the show turns out to be a success.
When the Gullwings put on a concert in the Thunder Plains to lift the spirits of Spirans, they ask Tobli to produce it. Tobli is on the run from his Al Bhed shareholders, and leads the girls on a chase through the Moonflow, determined to avoid paying his bills. He hijacks an Al Bhed machina hover and crashes it, surprising everybody. He makes his way to the North Bank where he hides on top of a tree. One debt collector hits a tree, thinking that Tobli climbed on it. Tobli falls down and knocks the man out, before making a run for it again. While the last shareholder chases him, Tobli calls a shoopuf that scares the shareholder off. The shareholder finally gives up, saying that he'll collect some other time.
The Gullwings reach Tobli at the Guadosalam entrance where they ask him to produce their concert. He chooses the Thunder Plains as the location due to its vastness. He then calls his Hypello employees to promote the concert by telling people about it throughout Spira. Moments before Yuna begins her concert, Tobli is in the Celsius where he asks if Yuna is ready to perform.
Yuna's concert is a success and Tobli puts on a new show in the Moonflow where (depending on the party's actions in the previous chapters) it will be either a success, perform mediocrely, or be a failure. Three months later, Tobli partners up with Barkeep, but they have a hard time finding a suitable performer after their first success with Yuna.
Behind the scenes
In the English version, Tobli is voiced by Rob Paulsen, who also voiced Donatello in Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Nicolai Technus and Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Mark Chang in The Fairly Odd Parents, Gordon Quid in Catscratch, Reuben in the Lilo and Stitch franchise, and Carlton "Carl" Wheezer and Eustace Strych in Jimmy Neutron.
- Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Omega, p.677