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Where should I start...? First, your beard! Second, your nerdy hat! Third, your thick eyeglasses! All signs of a nerdy philosopher!
—Eiko's impression on Doctor Tot.

Doctor Tot is Princess Garnet's childhood tutor from Alexandria Castle in Final Fantasy IX. He is the archetypal scatter-brained academic, with thick glasses and a constantly-wandering train of thought, but he remains one of the princess's most loyal friends and comes to the aid of the party multiple times.

Doctor Tot was born in August of 1747, making him 52 by the start of the game.

StoryEdit

Doctor Tot used to work in Alexandria Castle as Princess Garnet's tutor, starting his tutoring when she was 7 years old. He remained her tutor for eight years, until she was 15.[1]

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Eiko meets Tot.

Doctor Tot keeps his residence in Treno, close to the Card Stadium. He has long been a fan of the card game Tetra Master and assists Zidane by giving him more cards should he run low.

Doctor Tot helps diagnose Garnet once she has lost her voice and says she needs calm before she can return to normal. He also attempts to cure Regent Cid who was trapped in the form of an oglop, though he is unsuccessful.

Tot was Garnet's tutor and says she was once similar to Eiko, after Eiko wishes to be more like Garnet. Eiko requests Tot's help with a letter for Zidane, and he helps her write a sonnet for him. After their first meeting, the Doctor is stunned by Eiko's casual revelation that she is from Madain Sari and his musings on summoners, the four jewels, and the summoners' village reveal much of Garnet's history, explaining how she came to be in Alexandria, as well as the connection between jewels and eidolons.

Other appearancesEdit

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Doctor Tot doesn't makes an actual appearance, but his name is mentioned together with Garnet's in a letter sent by "Kathy".

Mail content:

Your Luck Today: Gotcha
Searching for the real you? Princess Garnet's tutor "Doctor Tot" would be perfect for you, kupo! He may be small in stature, but he knows everything, and gives the best advice! Today's lucky place? The "M.S Prima Vista," kupo!

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Doctor Tot's name vaguely resembles Thoth, the Egyptian god of magic and knowledge.

TriviaEdit

  • In the GBA/PSP/iOS remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Tot is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Red Mage job.
  • Baku is never able to remember Tot's name, instead calling him Tootsie, Toot, and Ted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. (2002-02-28) Final Fantasy IX Ultimania (in Japanese), 12-13, Tokyo: Studio Bentstuff.Invalid citation format.

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