* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: 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? Or is she just a cruel and petty sociopath with horrifying powers?
** Is Tomie's regeneration a supernatural means to protect herself from the men who want to chop her to pieces? Or does she cause people to chop her to pieces as a form of reproduction (also explaining why she's so pointlessly aggravating to her "boyfriends")? The former was suggested in "Mansion," although the speaker was hardly a reliable source of information, but there's a lot of evidence in her behavior that indicates she lives to be killed and chopped up so she can replicate.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "Hair", as it spends an entire Tomie-less chapter exploring a property of Tomie that ultimately amounts to nothing--no advancement of the Tomie "species", just death.
* CompleteMonster: [[VillainProtagonist Tomie]] is a HumanoidAbomination who enjoys [[ManipulativeBastard toying with men to get what she wants]]. She gets them so devoted to her that they'll commit murder and suicide for her, and then drives them to murder her, after which she always {{re|surrectiveImmortality}}generates, usually with multiple bodies in one HiveMind. At one point, a bunch of Tomie chunks grew into more Tomies at the bottom of a lake, where they proceeded to lure many men to jump and [[WouldHurtAChild drown one young boy]], to say nothing of the child she drives insane in the "Boy" chapter. In another chapter, she turns an old couple who took her in against each other, leading to the wife being DrivenToSuicide and the husband killing Tomie and the maid, [[{{Greed}} all so she could get their money]].
* CounterpartComparison: Tomie has a lot of similarities to Helen Vaughan, a beautiful yet sinister woman who is a humanoid abomination from the novella ''Literature/TheGreatGodPan''. They use their great beauty to seduce males then corrupt both soul and body of their victims.
* 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 to disfigure Tomie after she disfigures him, but also starts creating NEW versions of Tomie (who can age, and by infecting baby girls) simply to torment the new versions by watching them age and lose their beauty that way.
* FauxSymbolism: There's an argument to be made for the series and its titular character being a metaphor about abuse, but it could just be a horror series.
* FunnyMoments:
** The chapter that has a man named Tetsuo "rescue" a Tomie that was growing out of the body of another murdered Tomie, and eventually he ends up keeping it around, even "planting" it in a pot. All the same BodyHorror of the series applies in this chapter, but there's something hilarious about a disembodied head yelling at poor Tetsuo like a spoiled brat, demanding expensive jewels and food.
** There's a chapter later in the series that shows Tomie having gotten sway over a crowd of male thralls who do whatever she wants. She even gets to have the caviar and foie gras that she demands in almost all of her appearances... but now she's sick of it because she has it so much.
* JerkassWoobie:
** The male fashion model from the final arc. Heís horribly burned to a crisp due to a dare with Tomie, but afterwards begins infecting innocent babies simply so he could watch them age.
** Tomie herself might count, if one keeps in mind that [[TheSociopath jerkass]] [[AxCrazy is]] [[ImAHumanitarian an]] [[HumanoidAbomination extreme]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk understatement]]. If you consider the first chapter her origin story, she was once a normal but somewhat catty teenage girl who got murdered by her teacher and forcibly regenerated. Several of her actions early on in the story (i.e her alliance with her MadScientist teacher) indicate she's at least trying to find a cure for her condition, not to mention that she seems to feel a normal human level of pain every time she's mutilated despite her extreme regenerative abilities.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Mr. Takagi crossed it in the fourth chapter by his Tomie experiments, including grafting pieces of Tomie onto a girl that [[BodyHorror grew into many more Tomies]], which are so painful [[FateWorseThanDeath that her screams sound like thunder]].
** The Tomies in the lake eating a boy alive in the sixth chapter is another one.
** "Little Finger" is this for one of the later Tomies, showing any kindness or vulnerability she shows is a lie to BaitTheDog.
* 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? However 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.
* 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. Then again, 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.
* TheWoobie: Pretty much any character that comes into contact with Tomie and isnít a [[AssholeVictim complete asshole]] is this, and [[JerkassWoobie maybe even them.]] Special mention goes to the little boy who is manipulated by her into [[spoiler: Killing a man, and has his father leave him and his mother, [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds growing up into a violent felon who dies at a young age.]] ]]

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