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''Tomie'' is a horror manga by JunjiIto that predates the well-known ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' and ''Manga/TheEnigmaOfAmigaraFault''.

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...

It becomes evident that she's up to something, but there's no way to stop her. Not even death can bring her down. And it's been tried. ''Several times''.
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!!Tomie provides examples of:

* 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.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Tomie is apparently the living embodiment of lust and all the negative emotions that go along with it.
* ArtEvolution: The Tomie series starts out looking a bit rough around the edges, but smooths out into JunjiIto's familiar style as it progresses.
* AsteroidsMonster: Trying to cut up Tomie will only end up with more Tomies.
* BeautyMark: Tomie's distinctive mole.
* BerserkButton: It's not a good idea to call Tomie a monster.
* BiTheWay: Only in the movies. The original version from the manga is 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.
* 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
* 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.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: Basically, one can tell if someone's under Tomie's influence by this.
* DemonicPossession: All it takes is Tomie's HAIR to take over another person's body and turn it into another Tomie
* 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.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The poor girl who is turned into a monster who is half earthworm and pretty much all Tommie heads, which have been grafted all over her body (including one HUGE one).
** 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.
* FullFrontalAssault: Considering that Tomie always regenerates without clothes, unavoidable really.
* FromASingleCell
* GlamourFailure: Photographs reveal that Tomie isn't a normal human. She strongly dislikes having her picture taken.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Subverted with Tomie. Prolonged exposure causes the victims to go crazy, and Tomie's repeated taunting is the berserk button that leads to her ending up a gory mess, yet her constant regenerative abilities means that such circumstances are only a minor setback.
* HumanoidAbomination: Tomie definitely qualifies. As beautiful as she is, there's still something incredibly ''off'' about her...
* ImAHumanitarian: Possibly subverted as Tomie, who's only ''borderline'' human, sometimes resorts to this to speed up regeneration.
* LackOfEmpathy: The root of pretty much all of Tomie's AlphaBitch-ness and assorted villainous acts. As explained in "Mansion", she doesn't see other people as ''people''. This also explains why she has plenty of thralls but never an actual boyfriend: she enjoys the affection, but after a while she gets bored and it's time to find a new toy.
** Having no empathy for the other characters does make a bit of sense, considering she's not actually human. From her perspective they're just another type of animal. However, the fact that the various different Tomies rarely get along could be due to this, though it may just be that her species is inherently territorial.
* LiveActionAdaptation: A total of nine films. It's worth noting that Tomie's repeated 'returns' allow for [[TheNthDoctor the casting of a different actress each time]].
* MadLove: Tomie's admirers eventually succumb to this; most notably Daichi and her teacher, both of which become her slaves.
* ManipulativeBitch
* 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...
* NotQuiteDead
* 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.]]
* 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.
* TheSociopath: If such a description can apply to something that merely ''looks'' human.
* SpookyPhotographs: Introduced in the ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Photograph]]'' chapter, and becomes a recurring plot device. One chapter even has an ''oil painting'' variant.
* 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.
* TheTell: Every Tomie has the same mole that allows you to tell if someone is a Tomie.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: If multiple Tomies turn up, they often start trying to kill each other.
* VillainProtagonist: Well, technically she's the title character.
** VillainBasedFranchise
* TheVirus: 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.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Whenever someone seduced by her spell tries to kill her, some poor schmuck comes along and saves her, unaware of the endless cycle she has wrought upon her countless victims.
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