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TOME: Asterob by Kirbopher15 TOME: Asterob by Kirbopher15
Username: Asterob
Location: Scunthorpe, England
Class: Fighter
Power: Reflection
Special Techniques:
Boomerang Shield - A projectile attack in which the user throws their shield. It will return to them like a boomerang.
Shove - A charging attack that can push the opponent back great distances.
Bomball - Small bombs that can be thrown in succession.
Drain Beam - A powerful attack that is built up by energy absorbed from enemy attacks, then releases a beam that covers the entire length of the battlefield.

-THE ORIGINAL-
“Rob*”, which I pronounced in my head as “Robstar”, didn’t have much to speak of in regards to TvTome Adventures. He was much more recurring in terms of the secondary characters, thanks to his role as a pseudo-moderator in his mansion, but otherwise I can’t place anything quite that remarkable about him. His whole gimmick was “I’m British”, but considering I didn’t even know how to -write- British at the time, you could barely tell.

-THE NEW-
So, considering it was impossible to tell he was British at all, I decided to extrapolate on that and make it his focal point. I turned the dial up on his sheepishness way up and ended up with something quite endearing. “Asterob” (which is a cross between Asterisk + Rob) with his new look and personality was very heavily inspired by his new voice, Lawrence “MasakoX” Simpson, who we all often pick on for being the most overly-apologetic-yet-adorable Brit. Some of Rob’s new visual things I had come up with prior to casting, but the hat and glasses were definitely last-minute additions inspired by Masako to add to the timidness. His role this time wasn’t so different from TTA either: a programmer sub-contracted by the administrators to design and oversee production on the mansion built for ;Lavendera. Since our heroes were able to find this “secret” under-construction area without much trouble, I chalked it up to Rob’s general clumsiness. This is one character revamp I’m proud of more so than the others.
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AgnitedFury Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YES I KNEW THAT VOICE WAS MASAKO!!!
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sonicluke Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Cool :)
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TheTundraEskimo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I really liked this guy. Too bad he only appeared in 2 episodes so far... so far...
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RUFLEZZ Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Yeah he is pretty cool
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KatyCV1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
make that 3 or 4 at this pint lol
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Dugregas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I know MasakoX from the ThatGuyWithTheGlasses website. I love MasakoX's Anifile series. Great choice Kirbopher.
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Vinyl1Solution Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Look how they massacred my poor gay english friend.
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Anonymous-Lizard Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think there's any possible way to hate Asterob.
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bootysta010 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love how Rob* turned into Asterob
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SuperSpeedy2468 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
KillAsterob
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Hyru13H3r0 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I just hope no one kills him like they would his voice actor.
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LakeSuperior Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I enjoyed his role in the episode and enjoyed a good laugh at his personality. But if there were one piece of constructive criticism I would have to make, it would be that the sideburns make him look a little older than his voice sounds. It kind of threw me off a bit. I'm not trying to be a jerk, and I really do enjoy TOME.
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Kairu1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
That's how you used to pronounce his name? That makes so much more sense haha.
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W-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Aw! I liked the original Rob*, he seemed a lot more badass before. Though back then, I did find it strange how his shield was as big as he was in the sprite but was shrunk down in the animation
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tiljix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I kinda liked the original more, but this guy looks awesome nontheless. ^w^
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StarrenPiece Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this guy.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His newfound lankiness really adds to the whole "shield weapon" thing, I think. And the designs, specifically the hat, tie, and the hair, enunciates the British gimmick if TOME wasn't an animated and voiced media.
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SSBFreak Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I think the hat and glasses really add to the character. Last-minute addition or not, I definitely think they were for the better.

I think Asterob could be a favourite new design for me, but that's mainly because I felt his original design was a little on the ordinary side.
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tsurugikage Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
It's cool to see *rob done as this now
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Cornelious-Raidon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was glad to see the addition of Rob* turned Asterob in the TTA reboot, he was one of my favorite, "great minor," characters. His power was more interesting too, and similarly when you first introduced him in TTA as you subsequently did in TOME, you added just that tiny bit of tension with the wow factor of Asterob's Drain Shield Beam. Though to a lesser extent only due to how confident Rob* was and it seemed like he was tricking his enemy for fighting blindly, rather than Asterob's "hide behind the shield 'til the beam is charged," tactic. Then again, this was pretty much the case before hand, so I'm guessing personality traits are what really alter the experience, even if just a taste. Still a fine addition to the series IMO, and I'd like to see him used more frequently, perhaps go ahead and give him that full-on admin job. XD
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Viper-X27 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I like the design and am fighting the urge to dress one of my characters this way right now.
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I hope by his next appearance, his sheepiness is turned down a smidge.
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SpeedyDVV Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm highly amused by seeing the new TOME going on.

As a fan of the old TTA series, I can see both the differences and the overall similarities.

And I must say I really like Robstar's, err, Asterob's new design, in both personality and image. :)
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ShadyIMG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice bio. ^^ Been liking this series. =)
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