To many, toto is nothing but a generic brand name of whatever product is being sold. In its broadest sense, toto literally means “a container for holding liquids,” but literally means “a bath.” The word also carries the more general meaning of “a container used for carrying water.”
This usage includes soup, bread, pasta, and tea. In Japan, toto appears on various fictional works such as Japanese Mysterious Fires, Huckleberry Finn, Tin Man, Agra Harrow, etc. In modern day literature, toto is commonly found in Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Wheel of Fortune, and the novels by Stephen King. In fact, toto is used in a variety of ways in the Harry Potter books, which is one of the reasons why it appeals to adults as well as children. This article will discuss some of the most popular uses of toto in entertainment.
In the first three books of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling made sure to include the term toto in several places. In Goblet of Fire, for example, Cho Chang says to Hagrid, “The boy’s eyes were like silver bells, but when I touched his, they opened.” Furthermore, in The Forest of Fear, Hagrid comments to Professor Filius Flitwick that Cho Chang “should not be allowed to touch the Pensieve of Secrets because if you do, your mind will go back.” Finally, in the seventh book, Half Blood Prince, Professor Flitwick comments to Harry Potter that Cho Chang “took more care than I ever did regarding her own safety.” Given these references, it is not a surprise that fans of the Harry Potter series have taken to toto as a synonym for “trash.”
In the movie trilogy, toto stands for Tom Riddle. In the first film, as well as the last, Riddle murders his family before turning into a werewolf. This action comes after he tortures and murders an innocent bystander. In Order of the Phoenix, Riddle kills Filius Flitwick in cold blood after a skirmish between him and a group of Aurors.
Toto is also used in the fourth film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which Riddle kills his old teacher. The death of Professor Filius causes a panic in the school, as everyone assumes that Riddle has killed him. After a grueling trial, Riddle is executed. In the fifth novel, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it is revealed that Riddle ate the golden egg that was supposed to destroy him, but he was saved by an eagle.
Toto can be seen again in the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. At the end of the book, Riddle appears to save Bella from a mob in front of a fireplace. He then attacks Bella and tries to kill her. Toto is not shown in the last novel, along with many other major characters. Some have speculated that Toto escaped the castle along with the purebloods during the final battle.