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Tory Lund

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Four years prior to the main events of the film, [[Professor Lund]] took Tory with him on an investigative trip to the Arctic. When a meteorite carrying {{OBP|Deoxys|M07}} crashed, the impact disrupted a pack of nesting {{p|Walrein}} and caused a stampede. Tory was surrounded by the Walrein and, as a result, became deeply traumatized and found himself terrified of Pokémon. Four years on, Tory's fear of Pokémon still lingered, despite the fact he loved them. However, he had befriended an odd cosmic entity that hid in his father's large laboratory. This would later be revealed to be a spiritual form of a second {{p|Deoxys}}, and the first Deoxys's friend.
While in the city's [[{{OBP|Battle Tower]]|Generation III}}, Tory ran into {{Ash}} and his {{AP|Pikachu}}. Frightened by the presence of {{p|Pikachu}}, Tory raced into an elevator, but Ash dove through the doors at the last second and tried to ask the stunned boy where the battle floor was, all while Tory backed in a corner. Tory managed to escape Ash, but ended up in a [[Multi Battle|Tag Battle]] alongside him, where they were up against [[Rafe]] and [[Sid]]. When asked by Ash what Pokémon he would use, Tory confessed that he wasn't a Trainer and thereby he had no Pokémon. Ash, unwilling to forfeit the match, lent Tory his {{AP|Torkoal}}, and Tory reluctantly complied. With that, the battle began. However, things didn't run incredibly smoothly - Pikachu and Torkoal were defeated easily, and Tory, so inexperienced that, as [[Max]] pointed out, he couldn't help Ash at all, was scared by Sid's {{p|Blastoise}} (which was performing a {{m|Rapid Spin}} attack), which reminded him of his encounter with the Walrein. After the battle, Ash and Tory met up with Tory's father and [[Yuko]], who had been watching the entire battle. When the elder Lund expressed how proud he was, Tory sadly said "Don't be. It was all an accident! It wasn't even supposed to happen!". He then left the building.
[[File:Tory and Ash.png|thumb|250px|Tory and Ash in the Battle Tower]]
Later that day, while Tory was wandering around the city, he encountered a {{p|Plusle}} and a {{p|Minun}}. The Minun had its head stuck in a bin. Tory helped free it but when the two Pokémon attempted to show their gratitude by hugging him, he freaked out and ran to his father's lab. Meanwhile, Ash and {{ashfr}}, who had been told about Tory's fears by Yuko, hatched a plan to help Tory get over his fears. Ash and Pikachu spotted him just as he had finished freeing the Minun. They followed Tory to a greenhouse, where they found him talking to the energy form of the second Deoxys. When they asked Tory who it was he was talking to, he replied that it was "none of their business" and walked off, but was frightened by a flock of {{p|Wingull}} and fell over. When Ash tried to help him, Tory was again frightened by Pikachu and accidentally knocked Ash over as he scrambled to his feet. An angry Ash seized Tory by his shirt collar, but the timely arrival of {{an|May}}, Max, and {{an|Brock}} prevented a conflict between the two, and they invited Tory for lunch. There, they set their plans into motion. As groups of different Pokémon began to approach them, Ash and May attempted to coax Tory into petting Pikachu, but fears got the better of him and he departed. However, he did not leave without thanking Ash and the others, and apologizing to them for leaving as such.
Reunited with his father and friends, Tory overcame his fear of Pokémon, and as a result, Plusle and Minun became his new friends. He then said farewell to the two Deoxys as they returned to outer space. It is presumed Tory eventually becomes a [[Pokémon Trainer]] with Plusle and Minun as his starters.
Tory briefly reappeared in a montage in ''[[M10|The Rise of Darkrai]]'', which chronicled the preceding nine movies{{pkmn|movie}}s.