* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Tomie a bitch because she's an AnthropomorphicPersonification of lust and violence, and the death and destruction she causes in her wake the whole point of her existence in terms of the reason she was put on the earth?
* DesignatedHero: Tsukiko and the male model character from the later stories. The former is involved in taking pics of her male classmates without permission to sell to her female friends and the latter is an arrogant asshole who not only tries disfigure Tomie after she disfigures him, but also starts creating NEW versions of Tomie (who can age) simply to torment the new versions by watching them age and lose their beauty that way.
* TooDumbToLive: Tomie, actually. Despite being killed hundreds, if not ''thousands'' of times, she still continues to mock and belittle those obsessed with her, eventually having them snap and kill her in return. One would think she would learn after awhile.
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: What if she actually ''wants'' to die?
*** Alternately, her ability to piss everyone off (or make them so obsessed with her that they murder her and hack her to pieces) [[FridgeBrilliance could be intentional, as it allows her to "reproduce" over and over]]. The same could be said for every Tomie duplicate's desire to kill any other Tomies they encounter.
* VillainSue: Tomie zigzagged in and out of this trope, depending on the stories. In most standard stories, she utterly ruined the life of the people she encountered. The only things that made keep the viewers interested is because Ito occasionally gives the story a BittersweetEnding or a HereWeGoAgain but with ''another'' character.