History Manga / TheHeartOfThomas

14th Dec '16 11:08:59 PM Merciflor
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** Juli's and Oskar's fathers are dead (though in Oskar's case, [[spoiler: his biological father is the Headmaster, who had sex with his friend's wife at the woman's request because they could not conceive. Oscar knows the truth but never calls the Headmaster father]]).
** Erich's parents are divorced and his father is never seen, and later [[spoiler: his mother dies]].

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** Juli's and father died when he was young.
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Oskar's fathers are dead (though in Oskar's case, father left him at the school a year after his mother's death. [[spoiler: his His biological father is the Headmaster, who had sex slept with his friend's wife Oskar's mother at the woman's her request because they she could not conceive. conceive with her husband. Oscar knows the truth but never calls truth, and secretly hopes for the Headmaster father]]).to adopt him]]).
** Erich's parents are divorced divorced, and his father is never seen, and later seen. [[spoiler: Later, his mother dies]].
14th Dec '16 10:58:31 PM Merciflor
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* StaircaseTumble: Juli has fallen down the stairs twice.
** The first time, Juli saved another boy from falling instead. He stayed indoors while healing to keep the boy from seeing his injured ankle.
** The second time, Oskar clapped him on the back too roughly, leading to a dramatic fall [[spoiler: and the discovery of [[DarkAndTroubledPast far more serious injuries.]]]]
14th Dec '16 9:28:43 PM Merciflor
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* HeldBackInSchool: Oskar's father took him traveling for a year instead of keeping him in school; as a result, he's one grade level behind.
13th Dec '16 7:25:30 PM Merciflor
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* TheUnfavorite: Juli's grandmother treats him coldly because he has his father's dark hair. She favors his blonde little sister.
13th Dec '16 4:06:14 PM Merciflor
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* ScarsAreForever: Juli has a deep scar below his clavicle, which he sees as a MarkOfShame.



* ScarsAreForever: Juli has a deep scar below his clavicle, which he sees as a MarkOfShame.

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* ScarsAreForever: Juli has a deep scar below his clavicle, which he sees as a MarkOfShame.StartsWithASuicide: Thomas Werner's.
13th Dec '16 1:03:24 PM Merciflor
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* ScarsAreForever: Juli has a deep scar below his clavicle, which he sees as a MarkOfShame.
12th Dec '16 10:13:49 PM Merciflor
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''The Heart of Thomas'' is one of the earliest BoysLove manga (its creator, Creator/MotoHagio, is a contemporary and friend of Creator/KeikoTakemiya, together with whom she is known as a pioneer of the genre). The story starts with a letter from the eponymous Thomas to the young man he loves, confessing his feelings and the desire to have a place in his beloved's heart. Juli, to whom the letter was addressed, appears to be indifferent to it all. However, his world was shaken further by NewTransferStudent Eric, a boy with looks identical to Thomas. The two clash with each other almost immediately and [[DarkAndTroubledPast many hidden problems]] are revealed.

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''The Heart of Thomas'' is one of the earliest BoysLove manga (its creator, Creator/MotoHagio, is a contemporary and friend of Creator/KeikoTakemiya, together with whom she is known as a pioneer of the genre).

The story starts with a letter from the eponymous Thomas Werner to the young man he loves, confessing his feelings and the desire to have a place in his beloved's heart. Juli, Juli Bauernfeind, to whom the letter was addressed, appears to be indifferent to it all. However, his world was is shaken further by NewTransferStudent Eric, Erich Frühling, a boy with looks identical to Thomas. The two clash with each other almost immediately and [[DarkAndTroubledPast many hidden problems]] are revealed.



** Oscar and Eric to Juli, who chooses to be [[CelibateHero a Catholic priest]].
** Ante to Oscar, who finds him repellent.

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** Oscar Oskar and Eric Erich to Juli, who chooses to be [[CelibateHero a Catholic priest]].
** Ante to Oscar, Oskar, who finds him repellent.



* BittersweetEnding: Juli is able to [[spoiler: open his heart to others again]] and admits [[spoiler: he loved Thomas]], and [[spoiler: goes off to seminary, leaving Eric and Oscar behind]]. Eric realizes he loves [[spoiler: Juli]] but is forced to bid him farewell. [[CaptainObvious And Thomas is still dead]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Oscar.

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* BittersweetEnding: Juli is able to [[spoiler: open his heart to others again]] and admits [[spoiler: he loved Thomas]], and [[spoiler: goes off to seminary, leaving Eric Erich and Oscar Oskar behind]]. Eric Erich realizes he loves [[spoiler: Juli]] but is forced to bid him farewell. [[CaptainObvious And Thomas is still dead]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Oscar.Oskar.



* CorporalPunishment: Eric, a previously homeschooled child, is shocked when a teacher attempts to strike him with a cane.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Juli. Oscar has his share of this too.

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* CorporalPunishment: Eric, Erich, a previously homeschooled child, is shocked when a teacher attempts to strike him with a cane.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Juli. Oscar Oskar has his share of this too.



* FishOutOfWater: Eric at first since he has never been to a boarding school.

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* FishOutOfWater: Eric Erich at first since he has never been to a boarding school.



** [[spoiler: Eric eventually comes to terms with his mother's death and reconciles with his step-father.]]

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** [[spoiler: Eric Erich eventually comes to terms with his mother's death and reconciles with his step-father.]]



* HomeschooledKids: Eric.
* IdenticalStranger: Eric to Thomas.
* NewTransferStudent: Eric. With the catch of having looks similar to Thomas, the newly dead boy.
* OedipusComplex: Eric has an unhealthy attachment to his mother. He's jealous of all of her lovers, to the point that he gets sent to boarding school to mitigate it.
* OneGenderSchool: with all its connotations

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* HomeschooledKids: Eric.
Erich.
* IdenticalStranger: Eric Erich to Thomas.
* NewTransferStudent: Eric.Erich. With the catch of having looks similar to Thomas, the newly dead boy.
* OedipusComplex: Eric Erich has an unhealthy attachment to his mother. He's jealous of all of her lovers, to the point that he gets sent to boarding school to mitigate it.
* OneGenderSchool: with With all of its connotationsconnotations.



** Juli's and Oscar's fathers are dead (though in Oscar's case, [[spoiler: his biological father is the Headmaster, who had sex with his friend's wife at the woman's request because they could not conceive. Oscar knows the truth but never calls the Headmaster father]]).
** Eric's parents are divorced and his father is never seen, and later [[spoiler: his mother dies]].

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** Juli's and Oscar's Oskar's fathers are dead (though in Oscar's Oskar's case, [[spoiler: his biological father is the Headmaster, who had sex with his friend's wife at the woman's request because they could not conceive. Oscar knows the truth but never calls the Headmaster father]]).
** Eric's Erich's parents are divorced and his father is never seen, and later [[spoiler: his mother dies]].
12th Dec '16 9:38:59 PM Merciflor
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Juli does have feelings for Thomas but chooses to shun the boy. Oscar and Eric to Juli, who chooses to be [[CelibateHero a Catholic priest]].

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: AllLoveIsUnrequited:
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Juli does have feelings for Thomas Thomas, but chooses to shun the boy. boy.
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Oscar and Eric to Juli, who chooses to be [[CelibateHero a Catholic priest]].priest]].
** Ante to Oscar, who finds him repellent.



* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler: Eric eventually comes to terms with his mother's death and reconciles with his step-father.]]

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* HappilyAdopted: HappilyAdopted:
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[[spoiler: Eric eventually comes to terms with his mother's death and reconciles with his step-father.]]
** [[spoiler: Oskar is eventually adopted by the headmaster, his real father.
]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Juli's and Oscar's fathers are dead (though in Oscar's case, [[spoiler: his biological father is the Headmaster, who had sex with his friend's wife at the woman's request because they could not conceive. Oscar knows the truth but never calls the Headmaster father]]). Eric's parents are divorced and his father is never seen, and later [[spoiler: his mother dies]].

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* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment:
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Juli's and Oscar's fathers are dead (though in Oscar's case, [[spoiler: his biological father is the Headmaster, who had sex with his friend's wife at the woman's request because they could not conceive. Oscar knows the truth but never calls the Headmaster father]]).
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Eric's parents are divorced and his father is never seen, and later [[spoiler: his mother dies]].
12th Dec '16 9:25:45 PM Merciflor
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* CorporalPunishment: Eric, a previously homeschooled child, is shocked when a teacher attempts to strike him with a cane.


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* HomeschooledKids: Eric.
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Ante pushed Thomas to seduce Juli, unaware of Juli's DarkAndTroubledPast.
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