Tombola Guy has a certain aura that none other have in Neopia. All we truly
know is that we visit him daily to get freebies. Then we leave. Is that all
there is to Tombola Guy? No. For I have uncovered the truth about him. All your
questions shall be answered and by the end of this article you shall know him
like the back of your hand.
When I first met him in Mystery Island, I knew I had to reveal the guy behind
the mask. I had played Tombola before, but never had I looked into the eyes
of Tombola Guy. He was nervous when I actually spoke to him. I had to bug him
for two weeks just to get the chance to interview him during a lunch. We ate
at the Tropical Food Shop in the Southwest corner of the island.
LILMARRON: So, what is your full name?
TOMBOLA GUY: Mm, this is a good Lime Starfish!
L: Will you please answer my question, sir?
T.G.: Two F. Sloth. No kidding.
L: Well, Two, where were you born?
TG: I was born in VirtuPets Space Station.
L: Wow. How did you end up on Mystery Island? Who are your parents? Did you
have any siblings? Why did you leave VirtuPets Station?
TG: I don't like speaking about this much. This is ground breaking news. I'm
Dr. Frank Sloth's son - actually a clone, or a younger version. I was raised
to take his place when he would be gone. I had no siblings. I left the space
station because Dad and I disagreed on many things. I believed in peace and
tranquility. We split ways. [He blows his nose and dabs his eyes with a few
L: Do you ever keep in contact with your father? [I pat his back sympathetically.]
TG: No, he did send me a holiday card, but when I finally told him I wouldn't
join his evil schemes he wiped me off the family tree.
L: Well, why do you look so different from the Doctor? Will you ever take
off that unfashionable mask?
TG: I obviously look a lot like my father underneath this mask and it would
scare people and confuse them into thinking I was him. Concealing my face is
easier and it doesn't ruin my business. I am not green because I got a tan.
I love surfing.
L: Why did you choose the Tombola as your career?
T.G.: It's easy work. I just stand there. Sometimes I even just use a cardboard
version of me to sit there while I go out for lunch. Don't tell my bosses.
L: One last question. When us Neopians don't win on your little game, why
do we get such junk as consolation prizes?
T.G.: The Tombola is a low-budget machine. You don't exactly pay to use it,
do you? You should appreciate it more. Us Islanders put a lot of work into it
just for you cheapskates to use it.
L: I'm sorry. Do you ever wonder what could've happened if you did join your
T.G.: Welllllllll... Neopia would've been obsolete. One Sloth is bad. But
We ended our lunch after Two said he had to return to his duty. Although I
know possibly everything there is to know about him, there is still this mystery
that he continues to have. Who would've known he was Dr. Sloth's son. Maybe
he is a hero because he didn't join his father. That's one less bad guy in Neopia... just a million to go.
Author's Note: This article is fictional, but an interesting theory, wouldn't
you agree? Or is it a theory....