|Relatives||Cloned Battle Wolf (mother, deceased)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 23|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
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Terry Cloth (テリークロス, Terīkurosu) is a Battle Wolf that was adopted by Toriko and became his Animal Partner. Terry sees Toriko as a parental figure; a big surprise, since Battle Wolves never become attached to humans. Terry got its name from how Toriko described its fur. Only a few foods suit its taste, such as foods from the Gourmet World.
Terry is a young Battle Wolf pup with full-blown white fur, black eyes with pink pupils and it has two blue markings on each side of its face below its eyes which resemble horizontal scars. At the beginning of the story, Terry (despite having just been born) was already about the size of a regular adult wolf, due to it being a Battle Wolf, the largest and strongest breed of wolf in the world. Even its mother was of impressive size, being larger than an elephant. As the series has continued, Terry has been shown to be growing at an incredible rate despite still being a child and by the end of the Century Soup Arc it was already twice the size of Toriko upon his return. Later after the events of the Shining Gourami Arc, Terry is shown to have once again grown large enough for even Toriko to be able to ride on its back. Currently Terry is now three times larger than before and can carry both Toriko and Rin upon the back of its head.
Terry is a very loyal and affectionate Battle Wolf and has a great deal of compassion for Toriko, seeing him as a parental figure of sorts and also treats Toriko's friends with absolute kindness. These traits however are very odd for its species which are known to be loners who swear fealty to no one. Toriko has attempted to train Terry to become more independent and has done very well so far, but despite Toriko's training it still cannot cease to show its affections for Toriko and is always as happy as can be whenever they're together. Like a true Battle Wolf though, Terry has always been shown as being a fearless and intelligent creature who will not hesitate to go into dangerous situations, especially when it involves those it cares for and it has had this trait since it was a newborn. Toriko has also taught Terry about his eating philosophies and the value of the lives of the creatures they hunt and to be grateful to them for the food they provide.
While Terry technically does not have a Full Course Menu, it is still a picky eater and prefers food from Gourmet World rather than the food found in the Human World due to its Battle Wolf genes, but it has been taught the value of the lives of Ingredients and that it should appreciate the food they provide. Because of this it has become less finicky about its eating habits. Currently the only Gourmet World food Terry eats is Blue Blood Corn and it appears to be its favorite dish. The only Human World food its been seen eating are the Jewel Meat and the Crab Pig, although it is unknown if either is its primary meat dish.
Appearances in Other Media
Terry Cloth made its original debut in the second Toriko pilot chapter Oneshot 2007. In it, Terry is Toriko's loyal animal partner and is pretty much unchanged from its eventual final design, the only exception being that it wears a saddle and during the events of the story it is only slightly larger than a horse. In the story, Terry and Toriko are traveling together when they are approached by a desperate Komatsu who is seeking Toriko's aid in saving his village from the vicious Mammoth Bear. Toriko agrees to help him and then they ride off on Terry to seek it out. They eventually manage to reach the Mammoth Bear's territory but are confronted by dozens of angry and hungry beasts who attack them. Terry then throws itself at the beasts in order to give Toriko and Komatsu enough time to reach the Mammoth Bear. After Toriko defeats the Mammoth Bear, he reunites with a slightly wounded Terry and after receiving their thanks from Komatsu they once again depart to seek out new ingredients.
Toriko Jump Special
Terry made a cameo appearance in the end credits of the Toriko Jump Super Anime Tour Special 2009.
Toriko 3D Movie
Terry along with its mother appears in the ending credits of Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!! which briefly shows the moment after her birth.
One Piece x Toriko Crossover
Terry appears in the first manga crossover with One Piece near the end of the story where after Toriko and Luffy gather all the ingredients they'll need for a party, they invite all their friends to Gourmet Island (which includes Terry) where they all dine on the delicious feast prepared by Komatsu.
Toriko: Gourmet Survival
In Toriko: Gourmet Survival, Terry appears as an assist character early on who can accompany Toriko on hunts throughout Megamori Island. It is fast and nimble and can perform several strong and fast attacks.
Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2
In Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2, Terry appears once again as an assist character that can help Toriko capture ingredients around the Gattsuki Continent. It has the same attacks as in the previous games.
Toriko: Gourmet Monsters
In Toriko: Gourmet Monsters for the Nintendo 3DS, Terry appears as Toriko's animal partner and can be used in the Gourmet Royale coliseum battles to fight other beasts and level up. More beasts can be tamed and added to Toriko's team for the coliseum battles and can be used in teams alongside Terry. Terry can also be used to hunt and capture animals for battle.
During the game's story, Terry helps Toriko in capturing and taming several beasts, but near the end of the game, Terry is kidnapped Kimera and has its mind and body altered by him, turning Terry into a black furred Battle Wolf with a dark aura, and under his control he tries to use Terry against Toriko, but in the end Toriko is able to restore Terry back to normal. Terry's dark form can then be unlocked as a tamable beast.
- Terry's gender has constantly been inconsistent due to the Japanese language using gender neutral descriptions, so it is unknown whether Terry is male or female. In official English translations of the manga by Viz they refer to Terry as male, in the official English subtitled translations of the anime by Funimation refer to Terry as female and in the dub translations by Funimation they refer to Terry as male. Furthermore, translations of the anime suggest that the Battle Wolf mother reproduced through parthenogenesis, an asexual form of reproduction. If the original Battle Wolf clone was a female using parthenogenesis, chances are Terry's another female. The reason is so that it could give birth to more Battle Wolves thus protecting the species from extinction.
- It ranked 5th in the first Popularity Poll with 1254 votes.
|Pets and Partners|
|Four Heavenly Kings||Toriko (Terry and Ob) • Coco (Kiss) • Sunny (Quinn) • Zebra (unnamed Dharma Horse) • Octo-chan (Octomelon)|
|Chefs||Komatsu (Yun) • Setsuno (unnamed Limousine Jellyfish) • Mappy (unnamed Croakswagon)|
|IGO||Ichiryu (unnamed Janis Unicorn) • Mansam (Rikky)|
|Bishokukai||Starjun (unnamed Braga Dragon and Big Bang Shark) • Grinpatch (Jack) • Tommyrod (unnamed Parasite Emperor) • Niceny (unnamed species) • Chiyo (unnamed species)|
|Other||Melk the First (unnamed Scorpion Demon Cattle) • Melk the Second (Pochiko) • Yocchi (Meeko) • Aimaru (Aimaru's Animal) • Takimaru (Takimaru’s Horse)|
|Anime Only||Tina (Kruppoh) • Bohno (Chris) • Safla (Babu)|
|Four Heavenly Kings|
|Four Heavenly Kings||Toriko • Coco • Sunny • Zebra|
|Animal Partners||Terry Cloth • Ob • Kiss • Quinn • Dharma Horse • Octo-chan|
|Related Articles||Komatsu • Toriko's Sweets House • Coco's House • Sunny's Helicopter • Full Course Menus • Allies|