"I'll break that illusion!"
— Kamijou Touma's two catchphrases
"Grit your teeth strongest! My weakest is going to resound a little!"
— Kamijou Touma to Accelerator
"What should I do? WHAT NONSENSE; OF COURSE I SHOULD SAVE HER!"
"I don't need a reason to save someone."
— Touma's philosophy
"Then I will save you. Even if it means fighting the entire world!!"
— Touma to Othinus
THAT'S RIGHT, I KILLED OVER 10,000 OF THE SISTERS, BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT I SHOULD JUST LEAVE THE REMAINING 10,000 TO DIE. I KNOW THAT THESE WORDS ARE HYPOCRITICAL, I KNOW THAT I HAVE NO RIGHT TO SAY SUCH WORDS, BUT NO MATTER HOW MUCH OF SCUM BAGS WE ARE, NO MATTER HOW MANY EXCUSES WE PUT FORWARD, THOSE CAN'T BE THE REASONS TO KILL THIS BRAT!!!"
— Accelerator beginning his HeelFace Turn
"Fine, now is a good time to teach you something: even Villains have standards!"
"This is not a negotiation, a suggestion, a deal, an entreaty, an agreement, a compromise, or a capitulation. It's my triumphant return, you fuckers."
"Ha ha!! Being a loser is the beeeeessssttt!!"
— Hamazura Shiage
"That was too easy, Level 5."
— Hamazura Shiage
"Really, what's with that? Such a power doesn't even appear in Academy City's databank. If I am a 1-in-328,571 prodigy, then aren't you, the only one in Academy City, a 1-in-2,300,000 disaster?"
— Misaka Mikoto about Kamijou Touma
"Misfortune? Misfortune!? I dont see any misfortune around here!! You oblivious lucky bastard! You know just under 10,000 girls (i-in an incredibly favorable way), so dont give me this misfortune crap! Honestly, honestly, honestly, honestly! You raise flags and then just leave them! If you raise the flag, do something about it!!"
— Misaka Mikoto about Kamijou Touma in official parody story
"Of course it bothers me. Of course it bothers me!! What was I doing all that time? I didnt want some huge sum of money and I didnt want to make my own kingdom with a ridiculous amount of power. I just wanted to wake up in my dorm, make food for Index, go to school, and hang out with my friends after school. I just wanted that normal life back. So why do I have to be treated like an absolute evil!? Thats ridiculous. Othinus saved every last one of the six billion people on earth to make me suffer. Theres something seriously wrong with her sense of scale! Why the hell do I have to go through all this? What was I calling misfortune!? I had always managed to slip past all that and used every trick I had to reach a compromise. I had managed to strike a nice balance! But she destroyed it all. Of course it bothers me! Even if its meaningless and no one else cares who it is as long as theyre saved, it still bothers me!! I coughed up blood and shed tears to somehow make my way along that path, but Othinus easily did it like it was just a game! She stole everything from me!! She stole everything I had even the path I walked down and she did it so skillfully that I feel stupid complaining about it!! What the hell was that? If she could do that, why didnt she save everyone in the first place!? If that was an option, why didnt she use it more seriously!? And I doubt it will even last that long. Once Othinus gets bored, shell just destroy this world too. If you can easily create something, you have no problem with destroying it. But I cant create anything better than this. It doesnt matter what complaints I make when she can give everyone a smile with a wave of that lance. And this isnt someone else deciding that it doesnt matter. Its me! Me!! She showed me it doesnt matter if I oppose her!! Its all a deception created to corner me, but it doesnt matter to me if its all fake!! Its almost like a game to her, but the smiles shes given Index and the others are something I could never give them even after a century of hard work. I couldnt do it without inventing a time machine, but she did it without even trying. Am I supposed to stand up to that!? Why did someone like her have to appear in front of me!? If she was going to do this, couldnt she do it on the other side of the planet? No, why couldnt she create this paradise on the moon or Mars and be happy there!? She could leave all the people here alone and create a new human race on a desert planet she made livable!! I dont want to fight anymore. I dont want to oppose a monster like that. I was never fighting because I wanted to. Its just that I always saw someone holding back tears in some horribly painful situation. Even if they cried and cried, no one would have complained, but they put up with it anyway. And I couldnt allow it to go on. I clenched my fist like an idiot, charged in, and somehow resolved the incident. I didnt do it to be thanked. I didnt do it because I wanted anything in return. But overcoming those things increased the number of people around me. I began to think those connections with people had some kind of meaning!! And this is where it got me. I had everything taken from me. As you said, someone might rush over for my sake if they knew. They might cast everything aside and join me even if it meant making an enemy of this entire world run by Othinus. But! That doesnt matter!! It never mattered. That tiny illusion is not worth abandoning this miraculous situation where lost lives have returned. I wanted to have fun with everyone some more. I never bothered to realize how comfortable my position was. If nothing had happened yet and Othinus suggested bringing back all those lost lives, I would probably have rejected it based on some random ideal or another. I would say their deaths had meaning or that you cant toy with peoples lives so easily! But shes already done it. To return things to normal now would be no different from killing those unknowing and smiling people with my own hand!! No matter how many excuses you make, that fact does not change. A decision that I make would kill every last one of them!! Theres theres nothing I can do. What good is it to take away this world without crime, debt, or broken hearts!? Even if I defeated Othinus, returned everything to normal, and justly slaughtered everyone who shouldnt be alive, would I really return to the world I picture in my head? How would I ever face the people who are living their normal lives, ignorant of what had happened? Could I really just smile? Could I really smile like an ignorant fool when I really knew the truth!! Like hell I could!! Nothing would remain for me either way. Whether I defeat Othinus or not and whether I live or die, I cant return to normal!! No matter what happens and no matter how this ends, there is no way for me to succeed. Even if I dont fail in whatever I choose to do, I will still have complaints and it will all fall apart in the end. In that case, theres no reason to fight!! Why should I destroy this miraculous situation!? If every path leads to destruction, why not just accept Othinuss victory? Why not let the number of people saved decide it!? Who saved more people, me or Othinus? The answer is obviously Othinus!! I knew from the beginning I couldnt hold a candle to what she did!! What else can I do? After...after everything shes done, theres nowhere left for me to go!!!!!!"
— Kamijou Touma's rant to the Will of the Misaka Network in New Testament 9