Tora is Bardock's best friend and is like a brother to him. Tora along with Bardock, Fasha, Borgos, and Shugesh attacked Planet Kanassa. After Bardock is attacked by one of the last surviving members of Kanassa, Tora and others decided to return him back to their home world Planet Vegeta so that he could be healed. After hearing that there is some possible damage in his brainwave patterns they've decided to leave without him to destroy the inhabitants on Planet Meat as their next assignment. After reaching Meat they immediately destroy all of its natives, but before they could celebrate the moment, they were ambushed.
As Tora's was severly beaten, Dodoria revealed Frieza's true intentions: To destroy the entire Saiyan race. Tora initially survives this brutal assault, but dies of his wounds when informing Bardock of what happened. Tora is the only person Bardock gets a chance to talk to when he finds his group slaughtered by Dodoria and his elites. When Bardock discovers his ravaged comrades, and to some fortune finds that Tora is alive but in critical condition. Vowing to avenge the four, Bardock removes Tora's armband, now soaked in blood, and dons it over his head (providing an emotional backstory for one of Bardock's most recognizable physical features).
Voice actors Edit
- Japanese Dub: Kazuyuki Sogabe
- FUNimation Dub: Mike McFarland
- Latin American Dub: Ricardo Brust
- Although Tora hasn't appeared in as a playable character, he's made cameos or is mentioned in video games:
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 - Tora is mentioned by Bardock in the DBZ: BT2 story mode based on the Bardock Special.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 - Tora's name is seen on Dodoria's DBZ: BT3 biography page.
- Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit - Tora is mentioned by Bardock when he is about to fight Frieza.
- In Bardock's team's cameo appearance in Dragon Ball Z (pictured to the right), Bardock is seen wearing Tora's bloody armband on his head, while Tora is behind him.