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Tomoo
Tomo
智雄
Biological Information
Age:9-11 (deceased)
Species:Human
Gender:Male
Occupation:Elementary School Student; Bully
Character Information

First seen:Manga: Chapter 32

Anime: Episode 8

Last seen:Manga: Chapter 32

Anime: Episode 8

Voice actor (Japanese):Reiko Takagi
Voice actor (English):Christopher Patton



This is the first time I've seen you upset!

Tomoo, taunting Lucy

Tomoo is a young Human male just about ten or eleven years of age, the ringleader of the group of bullies in the orphanage, that was also home to Lucy. He is an obscure character and yet a key figure in her descent into madness, murder, and misanthropy. Due to the bullying he and his group subjected her to, Lucy developed a deep hatred of the human race, and he and his friends were the first victims of her vectors.

Biography

He and his friends were merciless in taunting, teasing and occasionally assaulting the friendless Kaede/Lucy, whose control over her emotions only drove them to ever-crueler depths, mocking and marking her with the nicknames 'Horns' and 'Ox' and likening her to an Oni.

Tippingpoint

The tipping point

One day, after one of their assaults, another young girl befriended Lucy. The series makes it unclear whether or not this girl was sincere or did this at Tomoo's request to trick Lucy. But whether she willingly gave up the information, was tricked or just could not keep her mouth shut, the girl revealed to Tomoo and his friends that Lucy had been caring for a stray puppy. Tomoo found the puppy, brought it before Lucy, and slowly beat it to death while his friends held her. This was all too much for Lucy to handle, and in a fit of rage, she unleashed her previously-dormant vectors and tore all four children apart, much to Tomoo's horror since she saved him for last. Later, when Lucy fears she has been betrayed by Kouta in favor of Yuka, she hallucinates that a headless Tomoo is still mocking her, telling her the world is meant for humans and not her. This singular act of pointless cruelty would in many respects define the rest of Lucy's.

Lucy herself seems to understand the miserable need of Tomoo and his bunch to lash out at anyone more miserable than themselves. His cruelty stands in pointed contrast to the casual kindness of Kouta and others. It is unknown what Tomoo may have turned out like in the future, but it is interesting to note that his gleeful torturing and animals and sadistic bullying of the weak are classic serial killer traits. It is ironic that the victim Lucy and not Tomoo ultimately became the infamous serial killer.

Trivia

  • Tomoo is erroneously referred to as Tomohiro in the orignial ADV credits.
  • Tomoo's character has similarities to Kakihara from Ichi the Killer and Chaka from Black Lagoon. Tomoo's most memorable act is the brutal murder of a lonely child's puppy. This act is not is not unique to Tomoo. He shares this misdeed with the classical literary sociopath, Pavel Smerdyakov.

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