History Manga / Tomie

1st Feb '17 11:03:59 PM Willbyr
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* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler:In some SpookyPhotographs, Tomie has eyes on her neck or in her hair. Also when upset at being called a monster.]]
* FanDisservice: Turning an entire group of extremely beautiful nude girls into NightmareFuel should earn you a badge.

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* DrivenToSuicide: More than one of Tomie's thralls has taken his own life, either at her direct command or simply through madness.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler:In In some SpookyPhotographs, Tomie has eyes on her neck or in her hair. Also when upset at being called a monster.]]
monster.
* FanDisservice: Turning an entire group of extremely beautiful The times when Tomie is in the nude girls into NightmareFuel should earn you are always connected to circumstances that are anywhere from eerie to horrifying, as she's usually either at some point in regenerating, some sort of monstrous inhuman state (such as the Tomies in the lake), or fully regenerated and ready to move on. One chapter ends with dozens of nude Tomies, having just finished regenerating, walking through the middle of a badge.remote town with only passing glances at the people in their homes watching them go by.
1st Feb '17 10:49:33 PM Willbyr
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In "Photograph" it takes ''one'' accidental photo from the only girl in school who owns a camera to make Tomie lose her cool. How on earth would Tomie cope with ''everyone'' owning a camera that can instantly send film and video to everyone else?
** Then again, it might only work with actual film.
** The implication seems to be that not every photographer can bring this out of her. Her "father" in "Mansion" admits his own pictures never turn out that way.
1st Feb '17 10:44:57 PM Willbyr
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* NighInvulnerable: Tomie is the regeneration type taken to its logical extreme. Even when submerged in acid, it only partially stops the regeneration process and prevents her decapitated head from dissolving. The only way to truly kill Tomie is to burn her so completely that the tissue is completely carbonized; anything less than that and she can still regenerate.

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* NighInvulnerable: Tomie is the regeneration type taken to its logical extreme. Even when submerged in acid, it only partially stops the regeneration process and prevents her decapitated head from dissolving. The only way to truly kill Tomie is to burn her so completely to the point that the tissue is completely carbonized; anything less than that and she can still regenerate.
1st Feb '17 10:37:39 PM Willbyr
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Tomie is an unusually beautiful girl with wavy hair and a distinctive [[BeautyMark mole]] below her left eye. Structured as an anthology, the manga revolves around Tomie as she [[IncrediblyLamePun starts a new life]] in one city after another, influencing new people, making new friends... and new enemies...

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Tomie is an unusually beautiful girl with wavy hair and a distinctive [[BeautyMark mole]] below her left eye. Structured as an anthology, the manga revolves around Tomie as she [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun starts a new life]] in one city after another, influencing new people, making new friends... and new enemies...



The franchise encompasses a 3-volume manga, eight feature films, a short lived TV drama, and some additional media and merchandise.

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The franchise encompasses a 3-volume manga, eight feature films, a short lived TV drama, and some additional media and merchandise.
merchandise. A hardcover omnibus version of the manga was released in late 2016.



* AlphaBitch: Tomie is most certainly this. She taunts and belittles her enraptured victims which usually ends in them snapping and killing her. Ditto to girls immune to her charms, calling them nothing, nobody, stupid, etc.

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* AlphaBitch: Tomie is most certainly this. She taunts and belittles her enraptured victims victims, which usually ends in them snapping and killing her. Ditto to girls immune to her charms, calling them nothing, nobody, stupid, etc.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Tomie is apparently the living embodiment of lust and/or abuse and all the negative emotions that go along with it.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: It's not at all a stretch to think of Tomie is apparently as the living embodiment of lust and/or abuse and all the negative emotions that go along with it.



* BeautyMark: Tomie's distinctive mole.
* BerserkButton: It's not a good idea to call Tomie a monster.

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* BeautyMark: Tomie's distinctive mole.
mole below her left eye.
* BerserkButton: It's not a good idea to call Tomie doesn't handle being criticized well, and will tend to act hysterically, which causes her to involuntarily start to spawn a monster.new Tomie from her head.



* BigBad: Tomie, the manipulative HumanoidAbomination.
* BlackWidow: An incredibly strange example, where the title character does, indeed, go after the money like a typical Black Widow... Except she gives men an odd feeling of wanting to kill her.
* BodyHorror: Aside from her appearance while Tomie is regenerating from severe damage, it has been shown that Tomie spontaneously creates spawn through parthenogenesis. A lump will form in a Tomie somewhere that becomes a head and attempts to free itself from the parent Tomie.
* BreakTheCutie: Is there no male (and occasional female) Tomie HASN'T broken?
** Reiko from the first chapter, maybe? Tsukiko also seems to have [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu handled herself admirably.]]
* CharmPerson: Oh boy, Tomie is ''the'' prime example of this {{trope}}. She can make anybody fall in love with her and uses this to her advantage to spread destruction and chaos.
* CloningBlues: There is no hive mentality binding one Tomie to another - they will even manipulate some poor schmucks into offing each other on their behalf.
* CorruptTheCutie: In one story Tomie corrupts a young boy to do her bidding, eventually turning him into a killer.
** There's also the story where, after receiving a kidney transplant from Tomie, a girl slowly becomes more beautiful (and more vain) until she eventually becomes Tomie herself.

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* BigBad: Tomie, the manipulative HumanoidAbomination.
* BlackWidow: An incredibly strange example, where the title character does, indeed, go after the money like a typical Black Widow... Except except she gives men an odd feeling of wanting to kill her.
* BodyHorror: Aside from her appearance while Tomie is regenerating from severe damage, it has been shown that Tomie spontaneously creates spawn through parthenogenesis.parthenogenesis when stressed. A lump will form in a Tomie somewhere that becomes a head and attempts to free itself from the parent Tomie.
* BreakTheCutie: Is there no male (and occasional female) Almost every person Tomie HASN'T broken?
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latches onto is cute or attractive, and if they survive, they're almost always completely psychologically broken. It's especially evident with Satoru in the manga chapter "Boy". His father falls for Tomie and abandons Satoru and his mother, and Satoru grows up to be a multiple felon who's eventually executed. That said, Reiko from (from the first chapter, maybe? Tsukiko also seems to have chapter) and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu handled herself admirably.]]
Tsukiko]] seem to have escaped the worst of their encounters with Tomie.
* CharmPerson: Oh boy, Tomie is ''the'' prime example of this {{trope}}. She can make anybody fall in love with her and uses this to her advantage to spread destruction and chaos.
chaos. The problem is that the people she charms are almost always driven to violently kill her...which just ends up keeping her alive.
* CloningBlues: There is no hive mentality binding one Tomie to another - another. Sometimes they get along fine, other times they seem to actively hate each other and will even manipulate some poor schmucks people around them into offing each other on their behalf.
* CorruptTheCutie: CorruptTheCutie:
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In one story "Boy" Tomie corrupts a young boy to do her bidding, eventually turning him into a killer.
** There's also the story where, after receiving a kidney transplant from Several chapters feature people becoming "infected" by some part of Tomie, a girl slowly becomes more beautiful (and more vain) until she eventually becomes from her blood or tissues to even her hair. These people either become physically overwritten by Tomie herself.or are simply destroyed.



* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler: In some SpookyPhotographs, Tomie has eyes on her neck or in her hair. Also when upset at being called a monster.]]

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* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In some SpookyPhotographs, Tomie has eyes on her neck or in her hair. Also when upset at being called a monster.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: The poor girl subjected to Tomie experiments, which make her a mixture of earthworm and Tomie heads and limbs.
** The male model who comes across Tomie, whose face is irreversibly, inoperably scarred for the sin of standing up for himself.
*** Or the poor folks who either receive a hair or organ transplant from Tomie, who will eventually turn into Tomie.
* {{Fingore}}: Tomie's fingers once regenerated into five of her and ganged up on "Pinky".
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: Once Tomie is well enough to have a say about what she's eating she'll start demanding foie gras and other fancy food.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: FateWorseThanDeath:
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The poor girl subjected to Tomie experiments, which make her a mixture of earthworm and Tomie heads and limbs.
** The male model who comes across Tomie, whose face is irreversibly, inoperably scarred for the sin of standing up for himself.
*** Or the
himself...and who eventually is ''badly'' burned trying to kill a mass of partially grown Tomies.
** The
poor folks who either receive a hair or organ transplant from Tomie, who will eventually turn into Tomie.
* {{Fingore}}: Tomie's fingers once regenerated into five of her and ganged up on "Pinky".
"Pinky" because she didn't regenerate as fast as the others.
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: Once Tomie is well enough to have a say about what she's eating she'll start demanding fancy food, usually foie gras and other fancy food.caviar.



* HumanoidAbomination: Tomie definitely qualifies. As beautiful as she is, there's still something incredibly ''off'' about her...

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* HumanoidAbomination: Tomie definitely qualifies. As may appear to be an extremely beautiful as she is, woman, but there's still something incredibly ''off'' about her...her.



* KillItWithFire: Burning Tomie's remains is the only [[IncrediblyLamePun sure-fire]] way to dispose of her for good. Otherwise, as little as a drop of her blood can regenerate into a new Tomie.

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* KillItWithFire: Burning Tomie's remains is the only [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun sure-fire]] way to dispose of her for good. Otherwise, as little as a drop of her blood can regenerate into a new Tomie. Even then, if the burning isn't thorough enough, new Tomies can still grow from those parts, as seen in "Pinkie".



* MadLove: Tomie's admirers eventually succumb to this; most notably Daichi and her teacher, both of which become her slaves.
* ManipulativeBitch: Tomie prefers not to commit violence in person. Rather she manipulates pawns to do her murders for her.
** However, a Tomie that's [[FetusTerrible still small and not far along in its growth process]] may be attacked directly, implying that Tomie is willing to get her hands dirty when there's no possibility of a threat or retaliation.
* MuggingTheMonster
* NighInvulnerable: Tomie is the regeneration type taken to its logical extreme. Even when submerged in acid, it only partially stops the regeneration process and prevents her decapitated head from dissolving.
** Burning her remains does seem to destroy them, though. However, if you miss even a single piece of tissue...

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* MadLove: Tomie's admirers eventually succumb to this; most notably Daichi and her teacher, both of which whom become her slaves.
* ManipulativeBitch: Tomie prefers not to commit violence in person. Rather she manipulates pawns to do her murders for her.
**
her rather than committing violence in person. However, a Tomie that's [[FetusTerrible still small and not far along in its growth process]] may be attacked directly, implying that Tomie is willing to get her hands dirty when there's no possibility of a threat or retaliation.
* MuggingTheMonster
MuggingTheMonster: Tomie is attacked many times by people who have no idea what they're up against.
* NighInvulnerable: Tomie is the regeneration type taken to its logical extreme. Even when submerged in acid, it only partially stops the regeneration process and prevents her decapitated head from dissolving.
** Burning
dissolving. The only way to truly kill Tomie is to burn her remains does seem to destroy them, though. However, if you miss even a single piece of tissue...so completely that the tissue is completely carbonized; anything less than that and she can still regenerate.



* OffWithHisHead: During a freak out a second face sprouts out of Tomie's head. She orders her two thralls to cut the tumor off, but they cut off her head instead. [[spoiler: And then the tumor orders them to cut the "original" face off and a few hours later the body starts sprouting a new face.]]
* TheScapegoat: An elderly couple have sinister rumors surrounding them due to all the children they adopted dying mysteriously. It reaches the point where orphanages refuse to send them any more children. It is actually due to [[spoiler: their live-in maid poisoning all the children so she can get their inheritance.]] In the depths of despair they find a beautiful young lady passed out on their lawn whom they promptly adopt. This being the manga that it is, [[FromBadToWorse that girl is Tomie.]]
* ShapeshifterBaggage: They do give an explanation of sorts for this. During the hospital arc, the doctors attempt to kill her with a radiotherapy machine, but it only accelerates her growth. This implies that Tomie is an extreme radiotroph, capable of converting radiation into mass, and presumably under normal circumstances her regeneration is partially fuelled by background radiation.

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* OffWithHisHead: During a freak out a second face sprouts out of Tomie's head. She orders her two thralls to cut the tumor off, but they cut off her head instead. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then the tumor orders them to cut the "original" face off and a few hours later the body starts sprouting a new face.]]
* TheScapegoat: An elderly couple have sinister rumors surrounding them due to all the children they adopted dying mysteriously. It reaches the point where orphanages refuse to send them any more children. It is actually due to [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their live-in maid poisoning all the children so she can get their inheritance.]] inheritance]]. In the depths of despair they find a beautiful young lady passed out on their lawn whom they promptly adopt. This being the manga that it is, [[FromBadToWorse that girl is Tomie.]]
Tomie]].
* ShapeshifterBaggage: They do give an explanation of sorts for this. During the hospital arc, the doctors attempt to kill her with a radiotherapy machine, but it only accelerates her growth. This implies that Tomie is an extreme radiotroph, capable of converting radiation into mass, and presumably under normal circumstances her regeneration is partially fuelled fueled by background radiation.



* SpookyPhotographs: Introduced in the ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Photograph]]'' chapter, and becomes a recurring plot device. One chapter even has an ''oil painting'' variant.

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* SpookyPhotographs: Introduced in the ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Photograph]]'' "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Photograph]]" chapter, revealing that photos of Tomie show her face and head monstrously distorted. This becomes a recurring plot device. One chapter even has an ''oil painting'' variant.variant as the artist, mad with desire for Tomie, paints her as she appears in photographs. Tomie doesn't take this well at all.



** The implication seems to be that not every photographer can bring this out of her. Her "father" in Mansion admits his own pictures never turn out that way.
* TheTell: Every Tomie has the same mole that allows you to tell if someone is a Tomie.

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** The implication seems to be that not every photographer can bring this out of her. Her "father" in Mansion "Mansion" admits his own pictures never turn out that way.
* TheTell: Every Tomie has Depending on their age, the Tomies have the same general facial features, but it's the mole that allows you to tell if someone is a Tomie.that's the true giveaway.



* VillainProtagonist: Well, technically she's the title character.
** VillainBasedFranchise

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* VillainProtagonist: Well, technically she's {{Vanity}}: Tomie is ''very'' proud of her looks and a key part of her taunts and ridicule is about how much her beauty is above everyone else's.
* VillainBasedFranchise: The various ''Tomie'' works revolve around her and
the title character.
** VillainBasedFranchise
havoc she creates.


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1st Feb '17 8:07:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BiTheWay: Only in the movies. The original version from the manga is [[FemaleMisogynist extremely contemptuous of other females]], but Movie!Tomie has a few SchoolgirlLesbian romances under her belt as well. Interestingly, she's a lot more gentle with her female lovers and less outwardly bitchy and demanding, at least at first, than with the boys.

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* BiTheWay: [[AdaptationalSexuality Only in the movies.movies]]. The original version from the manga is [[FemaleMisogynist extremely contemptuous of other females]], but Movie!Tomie has a few SchoolgirlLesbian romances under her belt as well. Interestingly, she's a lot more gentle with her female lovers and less outwardly bitchy and demanding, at least at first, than with the boys.
1st Feb '17 5:31:39 PM 8BrickMario
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Tomie is apparently the living embodiment of lust and all the negative emotions that go along with it.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Tomie is apparently the living embodiment of lust and/or abuse and all the negative emotions that go along with it. it.
* ArcVillain: Takagi, Tomie's teacher, in the first volume. Once the chaos starts, he studies Tomie's regeneration and then turns to facilitating her spread.



* DemonicPossession: All it takes is Tomie's HAIR to take over another person's body and turn it into another Tomie

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* DemonicPossession: All it takes is Tomie's HAIR to take over another person's body People can become "infected" with Tomie and subsequently turn it into another Tomieclones of her, and the hair, while ultimately fatal, allows the affected to converse with Tomie and be influenced by her.



* FateWorseThanDeath: The poor girl who is turned into a monster who is half earthworm and pretty much all Tomie heads, which have been grafted all over her body (including one HUGE one).

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The poor girl who is turned into subjected to Tomie experiments, which make her a monster who is half mixture of earthworm and pretty much all Tomie heads, which have been grafted all over her body (including one HUGE one).heads and limbs.



* GlamourFailure: Photographs reveal that Tomie isn't a normal human. She strongly dislikes having her picture taken.

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* GlamourFailure: Photographs reveal that Tomie isn't a normal human. She strongly dislikes having her picture taken.taken when she knows this, although in the first appearance of the photos, she seems unaware of the results until she sees them.



* TheScapegoat: An elderly couple have sinister rumors surrounding them due to all the children they adopted dying mysteriously. It reaches the point where orphanages refuse to send them any more children. It is actually due to [[spoiler: their live-in maid poisoning all the children.]] In the depths of despair they find a beautiful young lady passed out on their lawn whom they promptly adopt. This being the manga that it is, [[FromBadToWorse that girl is Tomie.]]

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* TheScapegoat: An elderly couple have sinister rumors surrounding them due to all the children they adopted dying mysteriously. It reaches the point where orphanages refuse to send them any more children. It is actually due to [[spoiler: their live-in maid poisoning all the children.children so she can get their inheritance.]] In the depths of despair they find a beautiful young lady passed out on their lawn whom they promptly adopt. This being the manga that it is, [[FromBadToWorse that girl is Tomie.]]



* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: If multiple Tomies turn up, they often start trying to kill each other.

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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: If multiple Tomies turn up, they often start trying to kill each other.other, and even regenerated Tomies urge their victims to dispose of their "original" bodies lest they heal.



* ViralTransformation: One story involves a girl who gets a kidney transplant from a recently killed Tomie. The kidney starts regenerating into a new Tomie and is removed, but Tomie cells are still floating around, and multiplying inside the kidney recipient's body. No points for guessing what happens next.

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* ViralTransformation: One story involves a girl who gets a kidney transplant from a recently killed recently-killed Tomie. The kidney starts regenerating into a new Tomie and is removed, but Tomie cells are still floating around, and multiplying inside the kidney recipient's body. No points for guessing what happens next.
20th Sep '16 7:24:35 PM mariskep
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** The implication seems to be that not every photographer can bring this out of her. Her "father" in Mansion admits his own pictures never turn out that way.
5th Sep '16 10:52:05 PM EBsessed
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* TheScapegoat: An elderly couple have sinister rumors surrounding them due to all the children they adopted dying mysteriously. It reaches the point where orphanages refuse to send them any more children. It is actually due to [[spoiler: their live-in maid poisoning all the children.]] In the depths of despair they find a beautiful young lady passed out on their lawn whom they promptly adopt. This being the manga what it is, [[FromBadToWorse that girl is Tomie.]]

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* TheScapegoat: An elderly couple have sinister rumors surrounding them due to all the children they adopted dying mysteriously. It reaches the point where orphanages refuse to send them any more children. It is actually due to [[spoiler: their live-in maid poisoning all the children.]] In the depths of despair they find a beautiful young lady passed out on their lawn whom they promptly adopt. This being the manga what that it is, [[FromBadToWorse that girl is Tomie.]]
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* AlphaBitch: Tomie is most certainly this. She taunts and belittles her enraptured victims which usually end in them snapping and killing her. Ditto to girls immune to her charms, calling them nothing, nobody, stupid, etc.

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* AlphaBitch: Tomie is most certainly this. She taunts and belittles her enraptured victims which usually end ends in them snapping and killing her. Ditto to girls immune to her charms, calling them nothing, nobody, stupid, etc.
23rd Aug '16 1:55:02 PM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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** However, a Tomie that's [[FetusTerrible still small and not far along in its growth process]] may be attacked directly, implying that Tomie is willing to get her hands dirty when there's no possibility of a threat or retaliation.
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