Thoma before and after React
|Date of birth||0066|
|Affiliation||TSAB, Special Duty Section 6|
Trainee (Force ch.16~)
Bible of Silver Cross
|Japanese name||トーマ・アヴェニール |
|First app.||Force (ch.0)|
|Voiced by||Yūki Kaji (Gears of Destiny)|
Name[edit | edit source]
Thoma's first name is also romanized as "Touma" and "Tohma". His family name is presumably a reference to the Nissan Avenir.
In Force[edit | edit source]
Thoma was born on Vaizen in 0066 and has traveled a lot. In 0074, when he was eight years old, his town was destroyed by two mages bearing "blue wings" tattoos of the Hückebein family. He himself was almost crushed by the debris but survived and was wandering Vaizen as a homeless orphan for some time. He accidentally met Subaru Nakajima (whom he calls "Su-chan"), who was training in recluse, and the two quickly grew close. She helped him search for any surviving relatives, and then found an orphanage for him. About half a year before the events of Force, the Nakajima family offered to adopt him. However, he still hadn't coped with his past, and decided to go on a journey, hoping to make the decision along the way. In particular, he was searching any clues on the identity of the ones who destroyed his hometown, without any success. In chapter 2, he says that he has been helped by a "kind person" once, which apparently became a character-defining experience. This presumably referred to Subaru.
At the beginning of Force, Thoma has been traveling across Ruwella for two days to reach a ruined mine complex. Upon his arrival, however, he is surprised to find a small military force preparing to leave the place. Although he prefers not to get involved, an unknown girl establishes telepathic contact with him from inside the ruins and begs to help her. Thoma has no choice but enter the ruins and free the girl, revealed to be Lily-Strosek. Upon meeting her, his left eye's iris turns red and starts to bleed, but he shrugs it off.
Thoma's intrusion is soon detected and the military attempts to incinerate them both with the Plasma Arc. Lily, however, engages with him and they survive. Thoma emerges from the rubble with an altered appearance, similar to someone in Unison, and an EC Divider in his hand, which he uses to take out their attackers with a single Divide Zero attack (though it is later discovered that he didn't injure anyone fatally). It becomes apparent that Thoma has lost control of his body for a while after the transformation, only regaining it shortly before his new outfit and Divider dissolve into thin air. He is, however, left with a silver Engage Ring on his right hand, which he cannot take off. An identical Ring is thereafter worn by Lily.
After escaping the ruins, Thoma and Lily reach Port Town, where they buy new clothes for Lily from Isis Egret and stay at a hotel. However, when police comes searching for them (on suspicion of theft), Isis runs ahead to warn them and leads them to safety. As they stop to rest in the forest, Thoma explains more about himself and Lily to Isis and says that he is going to ensure Lily's safety, then contact Subaru. To do this, they journey to the nearest Church, only to find that it has been attacked. Among the bodies of killed nuns, Thoma meets a strange man, later revealed to be Veyron, who demands that he returns "the Divider and the Reactor" (presumably meaning Lily). The man is shown to bear the same tattoo as the ones who destroyed Thoma's village.
Thoma demands to know whether Veyron was the one who killed the nuns and destroyed his village on Vaizen. Instead of answering, Veyron attacks but Thoma displays unexpected fighting proficiency with his Divider. Surprised, Veyron breaks off and asks why Thoma "stole" the Divider, to which Thoma replies that he only wanted to save Lily. Veyron mocks him for being unaware of what's really going on, enraging Thoma, who proceeds to activate the Divider further and attack him. However, Veyron overpowers him and badly burns his left arm, in passing admitting that he was among those responsible for the destruction on Vaizen. After the last desperate attack, Thoma is left motionless and defenseless but Veyron spares him when Isis arrives, saying he is out of ammo. He then leaves, introducing himself as "Veyron of the Hückebein Family" and saying that Thoma's "life and his Divider" are in his hands for now.
Outside, Veyron states to Arnage that Thoma is completely infected with Eclipse and that he will come to Hückebein eventually. Elsewhere, Thoma regains consciousness with Isis and Lily watching over him. He notices that his badly damaged arm has healed by some kind of symbol has been spreading from under his Engage Ring. He then falls unconscious again with a fever of 39.6°C. Isis leaves for Port Town to fetch food, while Steed sets off to scout the area. While they are away, Thoma dreams of his hard but happy past life on Vaizen, which was taken away when his town was destroyed, then of his present life with Subaru, Teana, and their friends, who taught him to be happy again. He says that his journey was actually a symbolic way to put his past behind but although he didn't expect to find discover Hückebein, he cannot look away from the facts. However, before Veyron dares to take Thoma's present happiness away, he resolves to kill him.
At this moment, Thoma wakes up, still delirious from fever, and throws up. Lily, the only one left at his side, frantically tries to reach him, Isis, or Steed with her telepathy but fails. At this moment, they are found by Cypha of Hückebein, who tells Lily that Thoma is becoming "just what an Eclipse Driver should be" and that Lily would soon "become one" with him. Lily doesn't understand what she means and Cypha concludes that she has been damaged and should be destroyed before Hückebein claims Thoma. They are saved, however, by the timely arrival of Signum and Agito. Thoma remains passive throughout the most of their battle and only regains full consciousness when Isis returns and tries to carry him to a safer location. When he does, however, he pushes her away and lets out a scream of pain. Cypha comments that since he has awoken, he must be one of them now and she will take him with her.
Back on Vaizen, Subaru is informed by her colleagues about Thoma's involvement in the Eclipse case. Although slightly distraught, she says that she has to confirm it herself first.
Thoma's body is controlled by Eclipse, while he himself sees the flashbacks from his past, which are suddenly interrupted by a vision of Veyron. Veyron reminds him to take revenge on the destroyers of his hometown, inciting hate in him. Thoma's body screams, as he summons the second form of his Barrier Jacket-like "battle equipment". Seeing that, Cypha says that a person infected with Eclipse cannot return to normal and asks Signum whether he will be able to live in "her world". She then says that Hückebein won't abandon him. Signum orders Agito to unison out and restrain Thoma, but after neutralizing Signum, Cypha knocks Agito out from afar. Thoma, apparently having lost any sense of self, almost attacks Isis and Lily but all three of them are restrained and knocked out by the newly-arrived Arnage of Hückebein. She and Cypha then prepare to take them to the Hückebein base.
Aboard Esquad Hückebein, Fortis of Hückebein and DeVille of Hückebein explain to a restrained Thoma the truth about the Eclipse virus and offer him an invitation to join the Hückebein family. Fortis give Thoma a more time to think about it, but during Special Duty Section 6's subsequent boarding attack of Esquad, the Bible of Silver Cross breaks his bindings and releases him. In an attempt to stop the battle, Thoma releases a powerful Zero Effect blast, which disables most of the combatants on the ship. He then locates Lily and Isis, though the Bible, which had gone into automatic defense mode, knocks them both unconscious using a Zero Effect due to it considering them a threat. Thoma brings the two to SDS6 officers and asks them to help the girls, not realizing that he is talking to Subaru because his vision is distorted by the Eclipse.
Leaving Isis and Lily with Subaru, Thoma tells the Hückebeins that he refuses their offer because he does not want to kill others to survive and attempts to commit suicide by leaping off the loading ramp of the soaring Esquad. The Bible of Silver Cross takes over Thoma's body in the air and causes him attack anyone who approaches him. Nanoha Takamachi, Fate T. Harlaown and Subaru manage to apprehend him after Subaru shatters his Divider and Lily reacts with him to break the Bible's control of him. After being brought to SDS6's headquarters, Thoma has little choice but to be recruited into the unit, alongside Lily and Isis, and begin specialized training to control his newfound powers. Though there's little progress, as neither he nor the Section 6 members have a solid understanding of EC Virus' workings.
A few week after Thoma, Lily and Isis joined SDS6, when he, Lily and Reinforce Zwei are on the way go to the Caledfwlch Techniques's office to testing Raptor's functions, Cypha telling him in the Bible of the Sliver Cross that the Raptors will be steal by the Grendel family at the night. Thoma are trying to defense the Raptors when the Grendel family appeared, but it was defeated by Kurt Grendel and Quinn Garland along with Erio Mondial and Caro Ru Lushe. When Thoma and the others are getting attacked, Cypha arrive to save him and Erio from the Grendel family's attack, Thoma is showed to be happy at Cypha's arrive. After Cypha bully defeat Quinn, Thoma was taken her into custody.
Alternate continuities[edit | edit source]
Portable[edit | edit source]
Thoma only appears in Gears of Destiny. After 1 years plot of Force, Thoma and Lily being traveled back to 16 years ago (0066) timeline cause of Kyrie Florian's time paradox. Dark Piece version of Thoma, however it showed to be evil and cool personality way opposite to original, he even refer Signum as "The swordsman who has defeated by Cypha".
Powers[edit | edit source]
Thoma considers his magic "pretty average." However, Nanoha believes he has potential as a aerial swordsman or an artillery type. After training under Nanoha, he has shown some improvement, though he is still far inferior to the Section 6 members.
After becoming an Eclipse Driver, Thoma's physical and magical abilities increased exponentially, making him on-par with some of the strongest characters in the series. His Divider is the 996, a gun blade useful for both melee and ranged combat. Lily acts as a stabiliser to allow him to keep the virus' encroachment on his body in check. It is eventually revealed that Thoma is a "Zero Driver," being able to use the "Zero Effect" to drain all mana in a large area.
However, despite the sheer power in his possession, Thoma's lack of experience and knowledge of the Eclipse Virus prevents for from achieving his full potential. The Section 6 members try to help with mock battles, but he arguably learned more from Cypha's short lecture than in all the months he spend training with them.
While under the control of the Eclipse and Book of the Silver Cross, Thoma's fighting technique greatly improves, allowing him to fight on par with the likes of Veyron and even Nanoha herself. However, the former seems to have been holding back and the latter's target was not him but the tome and his divider.
Combat Protective Clothing[edit | edit source]
The Eclipse Drivers' equivalent of Barrier Jacket, Thoma's Combat Protective Clothing consists of black garments with several metallic parts and is summoned whenever Thoma starts using his EC-induced abilities. It additionally has the second form, "Black Knight" (黒騎士 Kuro Kishi), which is further optimized for offensive combat.
Spells[edit | edit source]
|Crimson Slash||Special (EC)||Attack||Shooting|
|Divide Zero||Special (EC)||Attack||Bombardment|
|Divide Zero "Eclipse"||Special (EC)||Attack||Area-of-effect|
|Gunshot Defense||Special (EC)||Defense||Field|
|Silver Barrett||Special (EC)||Attack||Shooting|
|Silver Hammer||Special (EC)||Attack||Bombardment|
|Silver Stars "Hundred million"||Special (EC)||Attack||Shooting|
In the games[edit | edit source]
|Spells in The Gears of Destiny|
|Cross Range||Long Range||Long Range (Charged)|
|△||Block/High||[unnamed]||Bible of Silver Cross|
|△△||EX Attack||Divide Edge||---|
|L||FDB||Divide Zero "Eclipse"||---|
|R||Guard||[shield of Bible of Silver Cross pages]||---|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
|Special Duty Section 6|
|Agito • Thoma Avenir • Cinque • Dieci • Isis Egret • Shario Finieno • Alto Krauetta • Teana Lanster • Lucino Liilie • Lily-Strosek • Erio Mondial • Subaru Nakajima • Raptor • Reinforce Zwei • Caro Ru Lushe • Shamal • Signum • Nanoha Takamachi • Fate Testarossa • Vita • Wendi • Hayate Yagami • Zafira|