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)|
Thoma's surname presumably refers to Nissan Avenir. His name is also romanized as "Touma" and "Tohma".
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. After locating Lily and the bleeding Isis, he brings them both towards 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, Fate, 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.
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.
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".
When it comes to magic, Thoma considers himself "pretty average". However, after having fought him while he is under the effects of his EC symptoms, Nanoha believes that he has the potential to be a aerial swordsman or an artillery type. While being trained by Nanoha, Thoma has shown some improvement: while struggling just to pick up a Strike Cannon at first because of it's weight, he eventually became able to wield one and use it in battle, through he still has to use both hands and doesn't have the stamina to keep fighting for long.
While using his abilities as an Eclipse Driver, Thoma's powers are increased enormously. He gains access to very powerful and unique spells and becomes much stronger physically. Like other Eclipse Drivers, he can summon a Divider, which in his case is the Divider-996, a gun blade that can be used for both melee and long range combat. He also gains the mid stage EC infection ability of regeneration. It is eventually revealed that Thoma is a special kind of Eclipse Driver known as "Zero Driver", and his powers are further boosted when he reacts with Lily, who grants him special visual filters that allow him to scan the strength levels of others and perceive things that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
The true danger posed by an Eclipse Driver manifests in Thoma's unique and deadly attack named Divide Zero "Eclipse", which projects a huge Zero Effect area which can interrupt living beings' heartbeat, disable the Combat Cyborg electronics, and drain away all mana. Fortis of Huckebein explains that if Thomad use this ability more than once, everyone around him would be killed by this. Considering how Thoma's ability can drain even Hayate Yagami's SS-ranked mana reserves, it puts him into an at least comparable threat category.
However, despite, the great amount of power he has in his possession, Thoma's lack of combat experience doesn't allow him to use his EC abilities to their maximum potential. Having undergone combat training with the members of Special Duty Section 6, his is able to match Signum in aerial sword combat while she is still recovering from injuries sustained in the battle against Cypha. However, despite his training, Thoma has little real combat experience, leaving himself open to attack and allowing the Grendel family to easily overpower him.
While the Eclipse controls his actions, Thoma's fighting abilities greatly improve. The first time he activated his Divider he was able to use the Divide Zero bombardment spell. During his battle with Veyron, he was able to fight him off until they both reached their limits. When the Book of the Silver Cross took control of his body, Thoma was able to fight on par with Nanoha and would most likely have defeated her had Subaru, Isis and Fate not intervened (though Nanoha's target was not Thoma but the Divider-996 and the the Silver Cross).
Combat Protective ClothingEdit
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", which is further optimized for offensive combat.
|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 gamesEdit
|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]||---|
|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|