|Name (Kanji)||上条 当麻|
|Name (Romaji)||Kamijō Tōma|
|Affiliation||Kamijou Faction (Origin)|
|Occupation||Student (A Certain High School)|
|Ability Name|| Imagine Breaker (|
|Voiced By|| Atsushi Abe (Japanese)
Micah Solusod (English)
|Manga||Index Volume 1|
|Anime||Index Episode 1|
Kamijou Touma (上条 当麻 Kamijō Tōma?) is the main protagonist of the Toaru Majutsu no Index series and an important character in the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun side stories. As a Level 0 Academy City first-year high school student, his point-of-view allows the audience to become acquainted to the mysterious world of Toaru Majutsu no Index, and is mostly involved in the events of its Magic Side.
He possesses the mysterious "Imagine Breaker" in his right hand, which is capable of negating all forms of magic, esper powers, and other divine abilities. This, according to Index, even includes his own good luck as they are the blessings of God.
He has a very strong desire to aid all those who are in need even if it means putting his life on the line, and will not hesitate to challenge an opponent who is several times more powerful than himself. Because of his willingness to help others unconditionally, he has attracted the affections of many characters in the series, which Himegami Aisa jokes about, stating that his life is like a dating simulation where he is bound to unlock more paths to more girls.
On its own, Touma's name spelled in kanji doesn't mean anything special. However, when spelled by others it yields interesting results.
In volume 14, Touma's family name 'Kamijou' (上条) can be translated as The person superior to God (La persona superiore a Dio) (神上) in Japanese. The author's Afterword section also mentions a tantalizing hint on what the difference is between these two possible alternative translations of Touma's name.
Another interesting case is that Touma's given name can be spelled as (透魔), which can be translated as Invisible Demon. This is interesting as Touma wields an incredibly powerful force invisible in his right arm if severed that Fiamma of the Right even feared.
His most striking feature is his spiky black hair, apart from which he looks like an ordinary high school student. It's been mentioned that his spiky hair isn't natural, but was made that way using hair gel after seeing it on a fashion magazine a while back.
His father remarks that Touma looks just like his mother when he is worried about something or is thinking deeply.
Because he resides in Academy City, Touma is often seen wearing his school uniform along with an orange T-shirt underneath it. This applies to both the summer and winter versions of his uniform (though when wearing the summer version he does not button it). Because of his tendency to wear his uniform in such a manner and the fact that he seems to attract trouble, many easily mistake Touma for a delinquent. During certain days like weekends, Touma simply wears a casual shirt and pants.
Events in Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
Touma is the type that acts before he thinks. He can never just sit around upon seeing someone in a pinch and will go to great lengths to protect or help the person. This he does at great risk to himself, which typically results in him being hospitalized for several days after each confrontation. When fighting seriously against a particularly strong opponent, Touma would usually first declare that he'll "destroy that illusion" of theirs, before actually engaging. He once answered to Himegami Aisa's question about the reason why he saves people: "I don't need a reason to save someone". It is evident that even when he is in a blank slate after losing his memories, Touma can still display such personality. Although lacking his memories, Touma does not appear to mope over the loss of them in particular, as the beliefs from his pre-blank state continue to motivate Touma onwards, allowing him to understand what he needs to do, even if he doesn't remember. However, after losing his memories, now seems to approach people with more caution, carefully choosing what emotion or mood to display when meeting someone he thinks he might know, lest they see through his ruse and exploit him in any way. When Touma meets Stiyl once again after saving Index, he displayed politeness and casualness towards him which made Stiyl suspicious. Touma then realized his mistake quickly and created an explanation for his behavior. Touma also bears no grudge on former enemies, and is willing to help them if they asked for it.
Aiwass commented that Touma is only doing whatever he feels is right and is labeled "righteous" by other people impulsively as he compares the differences between him, Accelerator, and Shiage.. He is one who will follow what he believes regardless of what others try to convince him of. In addition, Villian commented that Touma is just like William Orville, someone who follows his own ideals no matter what, though there are differences between the two: William is someone who stays true to his ideals and firmly believes it is the right path no matter what happens, and no matter who speaks against it; while Touma does not have set ideals and therefore can be manipulated into helping other people's plots. And when he does do something wrong, Motoharu describes Touma as someone who will carry that mistake all on his own, along with his own. Even so, he works to correct his mistakes in order to bring a smile to everyone's face at the end of the road, no matter the cost he himself may have to pay.
Even though he is a well-mannered person, who is kind to people in general, Touma will not hesitate to strike female opponents who harm innocents or disrespect life, such as Sherry Cromwell, who was going to start a war between Science and Faith that would result in the death of millions, Agnese Sanctis, who was tasked to eliminate Orsola, Oriana Thomson, who hurt Fukiyose Seiri and Himegami Aisa, or Vento of the Front when she had planned to destroy Academy City and anything related to science to settle her grudge on what happened to her brother in the past.
Despite his righteous and heroic personality Touma occasionally displays poor choice of words which results in him getting bitten by Index, having bolts of lightning thrown by Misaka Mikoto, and creating misunderstandings with the other girls he encounters.
During World War III, after his first clash against Fiamma of the Right, when Touma questionned Fiamma's actions about how rightful they both are, Fiamma dared him to confront Index about his memory loss which left Touma saddened due to the guilt. During his fight with Accelerator, he regained his confidence but the guilt still stays on him.
Events in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
Touma returns to Academy City essentially the same, but has shown to be quite unfazed by threats to his life using supernatural powers, as what happened with Kuroyoru Umidori attacking him in his own bathroom.
However, after the events that transpire later, specifically after the events that lead to the creation of Science Guardian, and the distortion that occured in Baggage City, Touma has started to stop trusting the people he meets, despising the fact that his actions, such as saving someone, are being manipulated into creating more suffering for others' ends. However, during his confrontation against Leivinia Birdway, Touma finally disregards his fears of failure, betrayal, or being manipulated.
Along with this, Leivinia sums up his personality of wanting himself to be put in danger of getting killed instead of other people, having him fight, getting himself hurt, as insanity. Despite her being a person who investigates leaders and charismatic leaders, she cannot understand what drives Touma, whom promptly tells her that he has no reason to abandon people who needs saving in the first place, a clear reference to his "I don't need a reason to save someone" mentality. Moreover, Aiwass' comments on Touma labeled "righteous" by other people is referenced. Leivinia compares him to Aleister Crowley and Laura Stuart, and refers to him as having the seeds to do something indescribably great, which will give him great power if he controls it, or will be disastrous for him if he does not.
In the Agitate Halation Arc, Touma was willing to defeat Rensa knowing full well that he might kill Yakumi Hisako who has turned into an AIM thought being and had entered Rensa's body with his right hand in order to save her. However, it should be noted that it might be because maybe Touma was confident that Rensa would be able to save Hisako before he could destroy her. Indeed, Hisako survived and was spared from being completely destroyed by the Imagine Breaker after Touma defeated her due to Rensa's actions. |}
As the result of his Imagine Breaker negating his own luck, Touma is unfortunate and often bemoans his situation when confronting an unfortunate situation with his famous catchphrase: "Such misfortune!" (不幸だ!, Fukou da!). However, regardless of his own misfortune Touma believes that he is not regretful for being unfortunate, and states that he rather be unfortunate and help people than be fortunate and be happy and not notice people who are suffering. He states that being unfortunate is his fortune and it would be the path that he continue to walk on. This has somehow fallen out of use in New Testament.
A second catchphrase he often says in fights is: "I will destroy that illusion of yours!" When he says this, it usually indicates he will win the fight he is currently engaged in. Along with the "Such misfortune" line, this too has fallen out of use by him in New Testament.
Ironically, despite Touma having several girls attracted to him, he has shown no apparent romantic attraction to them. However, Touma stated that he specifically prefers Dorm manager Onee-san (elder sister) types, as is the case with Kanzaki Kaori when he dreamed of things like her wearing the swimsuit used by Index during the Angel Fall incident, and asking a kiss from Oriana Thomson when they first meet. He also has shown awareness of the opposite gender when involved with them, such as Oriana Thompson and the several times he accidentally ends in embarrasing situations, such as Daihaisesai being able to perfectly describe a kiss in a fraction of second. Despite this, Motoharu describes Touma as someone who has strong self-control, and with the case with Index, who often sleeps with him, will not attack girls that are asleep.
ChildhoodEditTouma is the son of Kamijou Touya and Shiina who live outside of Academy City. During his childhood he was often seen as a jinx because of the misfortune that his right hand creates and he was called, "The God of Plague" by people around him. Once, a bankrupt and superstitious person blamed Touma for his own misfortunes and tried to stab him, resulting in a TV station hearing about the incident and trying to make a supernatural show based on Touma, as well as releasing images of him without his family's consent. Touma's father sent him to Academy City when Touma graduated from kindergarten as it was a place where many unique and gifted people lived free from superstition and Touma could be free from the kind of things he had experienced back home. This however, was somehow a deliberate plot by Aleister Crowley to bring Touma into the City, and one of the most obvious effects of this is the birth of Kazakiri Hyouka out of the fear of the Imagine Breaker.
Life in Academy CityEdit
However, during his time in Academy City as a child, Touma wrote letters to his father, from there, he determined that even in the city of science people still treated Touma differently due to his terrible luck.
During his tenure in Academy City, Tsukuyomi Komoe recalls that he used to be a "naughty boy". It is also during this time that he discovers that his right hand can somehow dispel supernatural powers, specifically the psychic powers used by the students of Academy City.
The current high-school class Touma is treated as a precious person due to all their bad luck being attracted to him, as shown when they rejoiced when they discovered Touma forgot his homework. Meaning, they get off lightly from things such as teachers' annoyance at the poor turnout of homework and the like. This is unlike how Touma's life was before he entered Academy City, and raises issues such as Imagine Breaker's power might have been sealed away sometime between him entering Academy City and the present day, seeing how his bad luck affects Touma alone instead of before when it also influenced the people around him. However, Touma's classmates do resent Touma for one thing – his impossibly good luck at getting girls' attention. This is due to many girls sympathizing with Touma's bad luck, and has gotten to the point where Fukiyose Seiri -the only one who is critical of Touma's lazy attitude to life- is called the 'Girl of Steel Walls' and 'the Girl who is completely wary of Touma'. Many of Touma's classmates say, "Though Touma keeps saying he's unlucky, he has the best position," and joke about if nobody can stop Touma, humanity will end due to him taking all the girls. Surprisingly, Touma still hasn't gotten into a serious romantic relationship even with this kind of female support, possibly due to his friendship with Tsuchimikado Motoharu and Aogami, often joking of supporting Touma to build a harem that covers every type of fetish imaginable. Touma said he'd break Aogami and Motoharu's fantasies on this topic using his Imagine Breaker. Motoharu named Touma's 'ability' to get girls chasing after him without much effort as the Kami-yan disease, and applied this to Stiyl Magnus after hearing about how Stiyl got chased by Tsukuyomi Komoe and couldn't even throw her off easily using the 'Opila' runes. Komoe also once half-seriously said he might have an esper ability (AIM dispersion field) that causes girls to trickle down to him.
Due to Touma being a Level 0, he has to take even more make-up lessons than usual as he does not have the required academic achievements. Though by no means does this mean Touma is not intelligent; as in many occasions he has shown quick thinking in combat. Lessar even outright stated that Touma is extremely smart in some aspects but not others. It is also shown Touma at least has a good grasp on physics, when he calculated the flight path of an HsB-02 flying pass.
Even before the start of the series, Touma could not ignore someone in trouble and will help people regardless of who they are; this is how he met Misaka Mikoto when she was being harassed by thugs. At first, she was impressed that he was the only one who was willing to come to her aid (even though she could have handled the thugs all by herself). She then became annoyed by him after he accidentally insulted her, resulting in her discharging a powerful amount of electricity on the thugs as well as Touma, though he was unaffected because he used his right hand. This became the catalyst that made her consider him someone she must beat. For some time, Mikoto continually stalked Touma demanding him to fight her, even though she was still unaware of the power of his right hand.
Touma lives on the 7th floor of his apartment building.
Regarding his memory lossEdit
So far, only a few people know the truth about Touma's memory loss. They are; Heaven Canceler (also known as the 'frog-faced doctor'), Terra of the Left, and Misaka Mikoto after she overhears the conversation between Touma and Terra of the Left in the incident to do with the Document of Constantine. During World War III, it is shown that Fiamma of the Right is also well aware of his memory loss and told this to Index via telepathy through the mental link established by the John's Pen control on his hands.
Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
- Main article: Kamijou Touma/Chronology (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Kamijou Touma is a boy who finds himself in a technologically-advanced city called Academy City, having the ability to dispel anything supernatural - including his own luck.
After being chased by a group of thugs for trying to save a girl, he finds himself confronting the same girl, who is actually one of the most powerful espers in Academy City named Misaka Mikoto. We realize that he was trying to save the thugs from her instead and, after enraging the "Ace of Tokiwadai", puts his ability to the test by canceling the esper's signature move, the Railgun.
The day after, his unexpected involvement with magicians would change his life, and ultimately force him into the conflict between magicians and espers.
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
Toaru Kagaku no RailgunEdit
- Main article: Kamijou Touma/Chronology (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)
Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2Edit
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2
Touma briefly appears after Kumokawa Seria's conversation with Kaizumi Tsugutoshi one of Academy City's board of directors, who suggested that Touma is a Gemstone, which Seria denies as Touma is something much more interesting.
During his short appearance, Touma once again runs into another misfortune and gets himself wet, while he is being observed by Seria who is interested on how Touma comes into misfortune.
Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: StiylEdit
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Stiyl
Touma is featured in the main storyline of the side story, where he accidentally meets up and takes the boss of Dawn-colored Sunlight, Leivinia Birdway, believing her to be a helpless girl, and later gets involved in a plan where he is used as a decoy by her, at the same time that Stiyl is operating in the city. In the end Touma is given an offer by her to become a servant, where he declines, much to her disbelief as she thought that he would follow her.
Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Love Letter CompetitionEdit
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Love Letter Competition
Bundled with Rainbow Spectrum Colors, the short story focuses on Kumokawa Seria's attempts on finding out a spy, by sending out a fake love letter to be delivered to Touma during a time when he is absent. This causes a ruckus with people who are familiar to him.
Touma himself appears near the end of the story, discovering the insanity caused by Seria and confronts her about it. Touma doesn't get a clear answer from her, but only gets a cryptic response wherein she implies she knows of his memory loss.
Toaru Majutsu no Index: Road to EndymionEdit
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion
Kamijou Touma becomes involved with Stiyl's mission against a magic cabal that has infiltrated the city and plans to burn it down with a magic spell. He later meets and defeats one of the members of the magic cabal, Sozty Exica, and becomes a strong ally with her after her sister destroys their cabal. Touma becomes embroiled in a race against time with the world on the line as Sozty's sister, Ureapaddy Exica, plans to attack to shoot her devastating Brahma Astra to select targets in the world using the falling stars as the signal. His knowledge in the city, its technology, and its current affairs proves invaluable in catching up to Ureapaddy.
Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Miracle of EndymionEdit
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Miracle of Endymion
Touma is a central character in the movie, where he and Index meet aspiring idol Meigo Arisa in the streets, and becomes embroiled in a struggle between magic and science sides wanting her. Touma is later tasked on preventing the plans of Ladylee Tangleroad in coming to fruition along with Index, as she would bring the world to destruction using the Endymion. He later stops Shutaura Sequenzia from killing Arisa, breaking her illusions, and allowing her to discover the truth about herself, that she and Arisa are the same person, with Arisa being born out of a desire to create a miracle. Touma is the first one to witness Shutaura merging back with Arisa, but falls unconscious due to his injuries.
He later admits to Index that Arisa was not an illusion as his right hand did not destroy her, and along with Index, later hears a song only the two of the could hear, believing it to be from their friend.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVAEdit
- Main article: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA 01
Touma appears briefly before Mikoto near a certain vending machine, here he greets Mikoto as Biribiri and gets attacked for it, and later gets blamed by Mikoto for being the one who is constantly watching her, however, he denies this. He is later demanded by Mikoto to fight her again, however, she is stopped by the arrival of Anti-Skill who also mistakes them for having a lover's quarrel.
Toaru Majutsu no Index-tanEdit
Touma appears in Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan where he re-enacts his role in the series, albeit in a more skewered manner. Here he meets Index-tan a smaller version of Index on his balcony like the in the original series although she is quickly picked up by bird. Touma and Index-tan are later seen where Index-tan on top of his head while he is walking while parodying the antics of Shana-tan (another of J.C. Staff's parody of a series, specifically Shakugan no Shana) while asking the viewer to purchase the Shakugan no Shana DVD. Touma is later seen being beaten-up by Kaori while she rambles on about what happened with her voice actress being drunk. During the part where Touma insert his right hand inside Index-tan's mouth to disable the magic within her, Touma says "such misfortune" after being vomited upon by Index-tan. Later he is apparently killed by Stiyl and Kaori after convincing them to stop being side characters. Finally Touma and Index-tan watch a commercial featured by Motoharu and Aogami Pierce, asking Index-tan to be quiet after her amazement.
In the second episode, Touma meets Index-tan again and instead of being taken by a bird she is taken by a cat. During the fight between Touma and Accelerator, when Touma slaps Accelerator hand away Accelerator somehow blushed because of this. Later Touma gets scared and wets his pants after seeing Komoe's car being driven by Komoe (although she cannot be seen). When Touma is waiting for Hyouka and Index-tan in a changing booth, he comments on how they are mumbling the song they are singing as to go around copyright laws. When Touma is the hospital he is visited by Index-tan and a disguised Kuroko, who mistakes the antics of Touma's voice actor for his. Lastly Touma is apparently caught-up in the blast caused by Accelerator using his plasma storm, after Mikoto clones backfire in their plan in manipulating the windmills, which they blew up.
In the third episode, the meeting with Index is reenacted again, however, this time Index-tan now has the form of Ika Musume and references the show and the similarity between them before she is later taken away by Sphynx. The first episode of the 2nd season is later used in the second sketch; during the scene where Touma is searching for Index-tan, Sphynx runs away which forces Touma to follow, however, when he arrives where Sphynx stopped, it had been replaced by another cat. Another sketch features Touma walking with Index-tan on his head, while Angelene has Agnese-tan on the top of her head, here, Touma is later abused by both Index-tan and Agnese-tan, though is unfazed by it. The last notable sketch Touma is in is where he is attacked by Kaori during the English Knight's arrival at Japanese soil, here, after being taken to a hospital Kaori leaves after leaving a present and a letter, apologizing for her behavior (and once again referencing Kaori's seiyu's drunken antics) as well promising to for it with her body.
The fourth episode, the meeting with Index is once again reenacted, however, instead Touma punches Index-tan in a reference of Saint Seiya far away after asking for food. In another sketch, Touma seemingly makes fun of a choking Aisa while rubbing her back, by continually asking her if she is okay even though she tells him that it's nothing. At this point, Seiri appears for no apparent reason to tell Touma that she has a front hook bra, which immediately engrosses Touma, as he likes front hook bras since they are "action-ready" and "easily-accessible". In the final scene, Touma and Index-tan are seen walking together again, whither Touma begins to doubt the comedy shorts continued existence since they are running out of things to do, they are start arguing with Index-tan inevitably pulling his hair until she tires out. In the end Touma suggests of talking Orsola Aquinas instead, which angers Index-tan.
Toaru Majutsu no Index (PSP game)Edit
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index (PSP game)
Touma appears as a playable character in the Toaru Majutsu no Index video game. Touma's route in the story mode follows the novel adaptations, such as his fight with Stiyl, Kaori, Mikoto, Accelerator, Motoharu, his meeting with Hyouka, and his fight against Oriana Thomson, notwithstanding the notable abscence of other characters such as Sherry Cromwell, Agnese Sanctis, Vento of the Front, etc., he fought. His final battle in the story is with Acqua of the Back. Later, in the final story for the game, Touma is the character the player is forced to use to battle agains the magician from the future, Touma later reappears for real before the player and uses his Imagine Breaker to break the magician's illusions. Touma waves goodbye as he leaves the player, ending the story mode.
Like his other media counterparts, Touma is mainly a closed ranged, melee fighter, using his fists and kicks for attack. Touma is vulnerable to long-ranged attacks, but can easily be negated if Touma's hand or fist is out and that the attacks are supernatural in nature, and can be compensated through the use of a partner. All his attacks can easily be set-up, allowing for him to recover quickly if he misses. Touma is the only character in-game that can damage his opponent with his taunt.
Touma's finishing move is notable as it features the use of the dragon arm that appears during the Deep Blood Arc.
Non in-universe appearancesEdit
Video game appearancesEdit
Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of VenusEditTouma appears as a supporting non-player character in the game. Talking to Touma is one of the requirements in accessing a battle against Misaka Mikoto, a playable character in the game if she is beaten.
LunatiaEditTouma is part of the NPC characters that will assist the player in the Japanese version of the Korean MMORPG Lunatia. 
- Main article: Imagine Breaker
Due to the fact that it is not an esper power, the people testing esper abilties cannot detect or properly classify, making him a Level 0 as he too has passed through the Power Curriculum Program. As such, Aleister Crowley considers him neither an esper nor a magician but rather a normal person with a unique ability. This gray area allows Touma to participate and get involved in the intrigue of the other side without causing a political backlash for technically being part of the Science Side.
There is a lot of unknowns regarding Touma’s power, and many are the speculations of the true extent and form of his power. Of this is Terra of the Left who has hinted that the Imagine Breaker might extend itself further away from its bearer's right hand, based on Terra's personal knowledge of Fiamma of the Right's Holy Right ability. As well as that of Ollerus, who has stated that the Imagine Breaker is the reference point of the world, bringing the world back to normal when it is distorted. Despite of the extents of Touma's abilities, Touma might not have the ability to negate all "artificial" supernatural abilities. Tsuchimikado Motoharu is convinced that there are things that Touma's Imagine Breaker cannot destroy, including ley lines or a person's life force from which a magician's mana is produced, as evidenced by the fact Touma hasn't killed someone through a simple handshake.  This fact is corroborated by Leivinia Birdway, stating that although Imagine Breaker works exceedingly well when it is normalizing abnormal values, it does not show much power when dealing with something that that is uniform from the start.Because of this, if a supernatural power/object is sufficiently powerful or massive enough in size it will not be completely negated right away as it will take a longer time to fully defeat, things such as Dragon's Breath, Innocentius, Accelerator's Black Wings, and others. To compensate for this glaring weakness, Touma realizes that he need not negate but simply cast it aside, disrupting it so to speak. It is during the state where he cannot negate it completely that Touma can physically touch or grab the power/object, negating and disrupting it instead of instantly destroying or completely ridding of it right away. This is exemplified during Touma's fight with Accelerator in Russia, Touma pulled one of Accelerator's black wings to throw Accelerator off balance and dodge the attack when Accelerator struck Touma with 100 wings that he summoned. That single touch was capable of negating the vector controlling power of said wing as well.
Aleister Crowley has also gained interest in Touma's power and integrated it into his plans, and from his comments to Heaven Canceller it's likely Aleister masterminded events that lead to Touma being sent to Academy City by Kamijou Touya, which resulted in the birth of Kazakiri Hyouka out of fear of the Imagine Breaker.Aleister has monitored Touma's danger level to Academy city and labelled it equivalent to DEFCON 3, and found that Imagine Breaker can affect 97% of his plans. It is unknown what the true extent Aleister has for the Imagine Breaker, but it is stated by Aleister himself that he was planning to do was similar to Fiamma's plans, only in the different format, to change the world by preparing a temple filled with strange power, drawng out the power of the right arm within that temple, and adjusting the thickness of the phase itself with that power. He tells Fiamma of the Right that if he looked at it in a different viewpoint, he should be able to understand the true nature of that power, and if he did, he would have reached his goal before he does so.
When Fiamma severed Touma's right arm along with the Imagine Breaker in order to absorb that power into himself, it was not for the Imagine Breaker ability, but for it to act as a medium for his Holy Right to gain a corporeal form.Immediately afterwards, an "invisible thing" gathered on Touma's right shoulder which made all that Fiamma had pale in comparison, but Touma unexpectedly crushed that power with an even greater power and then took back the Imagine Breaker. Though the true nature of these powers is unclear, Touma is shown to be able to communicate with "invisible thing" referring the power as "you" before refusing to use it's power, crushing the power and regenerating his lost right arm.
After Fiamma's right arm was severed by Aleister, it was confirmed there is more to Touma's right hand than just "a right hand that can negate supernatural ability". Touma's right hand is a vessel that can be used to house a greater power, and this is the main reason why Aleister and Fiamma seek Touma's right hand, not for Imagine Breaker.
- Main article:Precognition#Premonition Perception
Later, Accelerator speculated that Touma has been in so many fights that he can subconsciously anticipate the attacks coming his way. Moreover, probably combined with his reflexes and the courage to keep his body and thoughts moving, allow him to judge accurately what to do next. Minute changes in the battlefield, like when Mikoto exuding her electromagnetic field that makes metal items around her resonate, these involuntary movements of hers that not even she can detect, aid Touma in his judgment in where to put his Imagine Breaker. The narrative refers to such phenomena that can be perceived by Touma as "An Involuntary Movements", but implies that its scope differs to the term AIM, and most likely uses it in a literal sense, as in actions that are not voluntary in the part of one who is doing it, like blinking. It is like a heightened sense of perception or an instinct, to which Accelerator and Leivinia Birdway calls it Precognition or Mind's Eye, though it is not about knowing something before it happens like what true Precognition is, but knowing the little details that lead up to something happening.Literally, the original Japanese text calls it as Premonition Perception or sense of foreboding (前兆の感知 Zenchō no Kanchi?).
The narrative states that Touma himself is not aware of this skill himself (despite both Leivinia and Rensa referring to it during their respective battles), though he is able to use it to the fullest potential, using the aftermath as a basis, and then change tactics to fight according to the situation. Moreover, it is noted that if he actively tries to take note of these things (referring to the information that he subconsciously takes in and react to), this skill of his is more likely to fail. Furthermore, Lessar noted that even if someone else were to have the same "right hand" like Touma, they couldn't use it half as well as Touma, with his combat skills that accompany it.
It is shown by Rensa that Touma's precognition can be sealed by restricting the information that is shown to him. In the seventh light novel of Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index, she controls her cyborg body in such a way that she completely freezes her facial expression, prevents even the slightest involuntary muscle movements, and times her blinking and breathing to specific set intervals in such a way that Touma will not be able to 'read' her based on those things. However, when Rensa is overloaded because of the presence of Yakumi Hisako in her, and flinches slightly because of her inability to stay still, Touma can easily read her movements and use precognition.
Touma is also a capable street fighter and quick thinker as shown in his fight with Aureolus Izzard where he exploited the weakness of his "Ars Magna". His fighting capability is stated many times in the novels to be the result of countless fights he was involved in with other delinquents when he tries to help other people, even when his opponents are Skill-Outs that carry deadly weapons. Also Touma has an incredible amount of stamina as displayed during Mikoto's attack on him where he took in every attack she threw and was still able to combat and beat Accelerator. He possesses a high threshold of pain, as demonstrated against his battle with Aureolus where his entire arm was cut-off and he was still able to think straight enough to beat Aureolus, although Stiyl said he just got "high" off of the pain.
In spite of the examples above, Touma still only sees his fighting capability as "capable of winning one-on-one, maybe possible of winning two-on-one, and run away when it is three-on-one".
During the British Halloween, Touma displays the ability to be able to sneak and hide from others very carefully. During volume 20, Fiamma was amazed at how well he has gotten at doing it while he was trying to fight and locate him during his current ventures in Russia.
Touma has also displayed an aptitude for fighting cleverly against more conventionally-armed foes. In volume seventeen, knowing that there is a gun-wielding terrorist waiting for him directly in the cargo hold of a passenger plane, he pours heated coffee and tea into a ventilation shaft which he uses against the terrorist, tricking him into firing on the shaft and dousing himself in boiling liquid, rendering his gun useless at the same time while Touma is able to directly confront and defeat him.
Touma meets his allies and friends unexpectedly, and they help each other in many situations. Their connection with Touma were formed due to many reasons
Touma views Index as a person that he has to protect at all costs. Even after knowing her only for a very short time he decides to hide his memory loss from her to protect her feelings as he was captivated by her 'perfect smile'. Index lives with him and is a constant drain on his resources because of her enormous appetite. It is unknown if Touma feels anything towards Index as far as romantic, but he does in fact care deeply about her. Several of his actions in the story is due to his caring for her well-being, to the point that even Stiyl used this to his advantage in order to coerce Touma in aiding his mission, as well as fool both magic and science sides.
It is also pointed out that both before and after losing his memories Touma is afraid of losing any connection with her and that she may leave his side one day.
Touma met Misaka when she was being harassed by delinquents and, unaware of her Level Five nature, tried to save her, only to accidentally make her angry which led to her frying all of the delinquents herself. He quickly learns from his mistake, and in the first scene in the Index series he tries to save some other delinquents from her. Touma seems to be wary of Misaka in most of their interactions because of her tendency to shock him whenever he annoys her. However, he genuinely cares for her as shown during the Sister's Arc, when he stopped her from trying to get herself killed, as well as consoled her when she cried. Misaka was the first person to discover Touma's memory loss albeit by accident. Touma has yet to realize Mikoto's romantic interest in him, and it is currently unknown if he feels anything for her.
Tsuchimikado is a friend of Touma and make up with Touma and Aogami Pierce the "idiot trio" of their class (クラスの三バカ lit "the three idiots of the class", also known as デルタフォース or delta force).. He is also his neighbor. He is superior to Kamijou in fighting and Kamijou respects him for that.
As a spy from the Anglican Church (and others), he drags Kamijou under orders from the church to different missions like the English Civil War. Even if Kamijou does not want to go, Tsuchimikado uses some extreme ways to carry out the order. For example in the aforementioned arc he calls Touma telling him that Index is needed in England and being her caretaker Touma has to go with her. When Touma flat out refuses after what happened in the previous excursions; Motoharu simply throws a canister of knockout gas into his apartment and leaves them both stranded at the airport with no choice but forward.
Tsukuyomi Komoe is Touma's homeroom teacher in a certain highschool. She describes him as a naughty boy when he enrolled and and says that "a lot of things have happened". She also states later on that she likes him, though she tries to take it back and states that she likes teaching him..
Touma first met Leivinia, when he ran away from some members of the Dawn Colored Sunlight. During that time he thought that she was an innocent person who he had dragged in all this and took her with him, only to find out that she was the leader of this magic cabal. Later, he will be involved in a magic-related incident and Birdway explained that she's here to seek assistance from Index and Touma. There he finds through Mark Space out that she is a person who would sacrifice her own man in order to succeed her plan. 
In New Testament, she rescued him from the Arctic Ocean. He thought of her as someone cocky , but he still thought of her as someone he can rely on while she sees him as someone who is pretty tough and fun to play with. After the events of a certain incident, he didn't trusted her anymore, later the over the course of their "fight and makeup" during Ichihanaransai, he began to trust her again and acknowledged her as one of the most passionate and hardworking of people.
References in other mediaEdit
Being the main character of Toaru Majutsu no Index, allows Touma to be referenced by other works in media, although to a somewhat lesser extent than Misaka Mikoto. Most notably he is often referred to in works where his "Break your illusions" is satirized.
- An eyecatch at episode 11 of the anime Nyan_Koi! features the main protagonist asking the viewer who is the person that looks like him – as he has similar features to Touma, and states that it is just the viewer's imagination and almost says that he will use his Imagine Breaker before being cut-off.
- In the final episode of the flash anime Haiyore Nyaruko-san, Nyaruko tells the main male character that she used to blow-up the make-believe games of her fellow playmates when she attended space kindergarten; she later utters a similar phrase to Touma's "break that illusion" and later references Touma's Imagine Breaker, with Touma's silhouette as well as a red logo similar to Toaru Majutsu no Index title's style appearing on screen.
- Touma is referenced once more in the second season of the anime series, Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W in the sixth episode when Kuune, the elder cousin of Cthugian Kuuko attempts to woo her younger sister into incestuous marriage. She declares that she will "destroy that illusion" of her cousin's due to her (fake) engagement to the protagonist, Mahiro. A similar red magical circle appears on the screen when she delivers her strike. Kuune is voiced by Ryoka Yuzuki who also voiced Oriana Thomson in Toaru Majutsu no Index II.
- In the third episode of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, the main character Makoto Niwa recites Touma's infamous line, although he clenches his left fist.
- In the Drama CD of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, the voice actress who does Index, Yuka Iguchi who there plays a Character named Maria references Index several times while Maria herself is supposed to be working as a voice actress; eventually coming to the point where she uses the "I'll destroy that illusion of yours" line.
- In the 13th episode of Mayoi Neko Overrun!, as the heroines are reflecting on the events during the series, when talking about the main characters misfortune the Imagine Breaker is referenced when one of them says, "Your right hand is probably nullifying something like the power of good luck".
Character Art DesignsEdit
The preliminary design for Touma had look more adult, but was changed later on to fit the story, as well as the fact that his size would not fit the light novel illustrations. This would be a common problem for Haimura, redrawing Touma several times to change his head-size ratio. Even until volume 2 he was not still satisfied with the design, and kept changing Touma's design to a more deformed look that would be apparent later on in the later novels.
By volume 12, with the advent of the changes of the season in the setting, as well as the change of clothes. The change of style has become more apparent, with characters getting even more deformed, having bigger heads and their arms and legs being shortened.
- There was a mistranslation when spoilers of Volume 16 first came out, with Fiamma stating Imagine Breaker is similar to the 'Holy Stone'. In actuality it's the 'Holy Right', as the kanji for Right and Stone are very similar (石 - stone; 右 - right).
- According to the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga, because he has to cook for himself, he possesses great culinary skills.
- The novels point out that his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
- There is a sort of running gag in the show with Touma being fond of telling people that he'll "break their illusion", before proceeding to beat them with his right hand. More specifically, he says "I'll kill it... That illusion/fantasy of yours!!" It's actually a pun: The Kanji given for 'Imagine Breaker' is 'Illusion/Fantasy Killer (Genso Goroshi)', hence this gag, most times Touma says this line, a particular music track can be heard, the track is named "Gensou Koroshi" also.
- Touma has consistently been voted the most popular character (both male and overall) in the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels.
- Currently, the only Science Side characters who know Touma's involving in the incidents of the Magic Side are Aleister Crowley, Etzali, Tsuchimikado Motoharu, Kazakiri Hyouka, Accelerator and Hamazura Shiage.
- Almost every person Touma defeats throughout the whole series also ends up fighting alongside him later in the series.
- It is understood that he is a threat for a Kihara or at least for Kihara Byouri when Enshuu uses those patterns in relation to Touma.
- Ironically, despite having a preference for older women, most of the girls Touma attracts are considerably younger than him.
- Main article: Kamijou Touma/Quotes
- (Catchphrase #1) "Such misfortune."
- (Catchphrase #2) "I'll destroy that screwed up illusion of yours!"
- (Volume 1) "Why does just going over there make me feel like an elementary school kid who can’t sleep the night before a trip? Why does each step I take forward make me feel like I’m headed to the store on the release date of a major RPG?"―Touma's thoughts to himself when approaching Index before noticing her injuries.
- (Volume 2):"Ho-Hold on a minute! What are you doing? Why’re you looking away!? OI! DON’T GO AWAY WITHOUT RESPONDING!!” GYYYAAAAHHH!! Sorry Index, I’m interested in you but it would go against social norms.”―To Index who mistakenly thought Touma was into boys while hugging Stiyl Magnus.
- (To Mikoto in Railgun manga)"As long as no one got hurt, it's all good. Who cares who saved who?"
- (To Index, from Volume 1)"I have possessed some weird power for my entire life...If I come into contact with an Esper ability with this right hand, be it a Railgun or a lightning attack, even a miracle of God can be dispelled."
- (Said when deciding to save Index from Stiyl, ibid)"If I don't want to follow her to the depths of hell, then I'll just have to drag her out of hell!"
- (To Kanzaki Kaori, ibid)"Is it only because you have strength you want to protect others? (...) That's not it, it's the opposite right?! It's because you want to protect something you went and acquired strength right? (...) If so, then what the hell are you doing right now? (...) You have such powerful strength... such omnipotent strength... how can you be so useless...?"
- (To Index who was about to lose her memories, ibid)"...I’m sorry, I will get stronger. I will never lose again. I will get strong enough to kick the asses of every last person who would treat you like this…Just wait. Next time, I will make sure to truly save you."
- (Volume 1) "If this world was a system created by God and moves according to his will—then I'll break that illusion apart!"
- (To Heaven Canceler, ibid) "I... just didn't want that girl to cry...That's what crossed my mind."
- (To Heaven Canceler, ibid) "It might be that I still have a few memories... Isn't obvious where my memories reside? They reside in my heart."
- (To Aisa, from Volume 2)"I don't need a reason to save someone."
- (To Kuroyoru in NT Volume 2 when she tries to kill him and says: "You’re taking villains too fucking lightly!!”: "Yes, yes, and here’s Imagine Breaker.”―He doesn't care at all and blocks it.
- (To Leivinia in NT volume 6) "Just because my reasoning is childish and wrong and just because my argument can be easily defeated with a bit of cleverness does not mean your reasoning is completely correct."
- (To Rensa, in NT 7): "If you stop trying just because you couldn’t save someone, you lose any small possibilities that may remain. There is no such thing as a perfect hero, so if we don’t all bring together what little power we have, we can never protect anyone!"
- (NT 7, in response to Hamazura asking "What are you going to do now?") "The same thing as always. No matter how many times I reach game over and no matter how many times I must pathetically hit continue, I will not stop moving forward."
|A Certain High School
|Kamijou Touma||Tsuchimikado Motoharu||Aogami Pierce||Kumokawa Seria|
|Himegami Aisa||Fukiyose Seiri|
|Tsukuyomi Komoe||Yomikawa Aiho||Oyafune Suama||Saigo|
|Kamijou Touma||Kamijou Touya||Kamijou Shiina||Tatsugami Otohime|
|Kamijou Residence||Kamijou Family Residence|