You're the Grimm Reaper. And these are the last sixty seconds of your life.
~ Tock to Maria Calavera.
It was a close call, I'll give you that. Y'know, the only reason my master wants you dead is 'cause of your eyes. But seeing as how you don't got them no more, you might be able to convince me to spare your life.
~ Tock mocking a blinded Maria.
Well, I respect that, a fighter to the end.
~ Tock's last words before being killed by Maria

Tock is a posthumous antagonist from the American animated webseries RWBY. She is an assassin and member of Salem's Faction who is tasked with killing or incapacitating all of the Silver-Eyed Warriors in Remnant.

She was voiced by Ruth Urquhart.

History

Background

Tock was a proud faunus. She was a predator, a born hunter. It wasn't enough to merely have the green scales, she was a CROC. That meant she needed a nasty bite. It was a tad uncomfortable at times, sure, and took a lot more flossing than she liked, but the looks on her victims' faces when suddenly facing her sharpened metal teeth was worth it. Every. Time. Master Salem did always warn her, though, to finish her prey before her invulnerability wore off. After all, her Aura shattering after those heart pounding sixty seconds was a dangerous price to pay. Still, she could never give up playing with her food, as that was the privilege of a predator, and nothing made Tock feel more alive- ...than dancing with Death.
~ Tock's backstory on her info card in Amity Arena.

While most of her past is unknown, Tock was always known as a thrill-seeker and sadist. Not content with her reptilian scales being her only Faunus trait, she sharpened her teeth and covered them in metal to provide herself with an intimidating grin. She and her group were later hired by Salem to kill all of the Silver-Eyed Warriors that could pose a threat to the Grimm forces throughout Remnant.

Death

Eventually, Tock and her group happened upon a young Maria Calavera, who used her Silver Eye power to kill a Nevermore, and proceed to attack her. While Maria easily handles the others, she struggles against Tock's speed and swordsmanship. Tock relentlessly attacks her, eventually knocking her down and depleting her Aura. Maria gets back up and fights back, and the two's weapons collide. However, Tock uses her teeth and jaws to bite through Maria's defense and headbutt her, breaking her mask and leaving her vulnerable. With a single swing of her sword, Tock violently cuts out Maria's eyes.

Tock proceeds to mock Maria and dodge her attempts to fight back. As she stands over Maria and prepares to kill her, Maria summons one of her scythe blades to stab Tock in the back. As Tock falls, Maria uses her other blade to decapitate and kill her.

RWBY: Amity Arena

Tock appears as a unit in RWBY: Amity Arena. She is invincible for two seconds upon deployment, then acts as a ground melee unit that does ten hits with one attack.

Powers and Abilities

Being a crocodile Faunus, Tock has extremely powerful jaws complemented by a set of razor-sharp and durable teeth that can bite through wood and metal. She is also a skilled fighter and utilizes acrobatics and her fast swordsmanship in combat, duel-wielding cutlass-like swords. Tock also possesses an Aura, an extension of her soul that acts as a shield to soften blows. Unlike most Auras, Tock's is incredibly powerful, making her invulnerable while it is active; however, she can only have her Aura active for one minute. Tock's Semblance allows her to toggle her Aura on and off for that one minute, which she carries a stopwatch to help her time.

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Trivia

  • Tock alludes to the Crocodile from J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan:
    • She is a crocodile Faunus
    • She carries a pocket watch
    • She took a body part from another character, forcing them to replace it with a prosthetic
    • Her attire and weaponry resembles that of traditional pirates; the crocodile often chased after Captain James Hook in the play.
    • Her name alludes to the Disney adaptation's name for the Crocodile, Tick-Tock.

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