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Kamijou Touma is the main character of Toaru Majutsu no Index, and is one of the most vocal characters in the universe. He is famous for having many long and uninterrupted monologues, however as a result he is one of the most quotable characters in the series.

CatchphrasesEdit

Toaru Majutsu no Index II E24 23m 26s

Such misfortune.

Regarding quotes that are repeatedly spoken by Touma in one form or another in the universe.

  • Such misfortune! (不幸だ! Fukōda!?)
  • I'll destroy that screwed up illusion of yours!
    • First spoken in Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01, more specifically, it was directed to God. The line is interchangeable with I'll kill that illusion of yours!, referring to the kanji of the Imagine Breaker (幻想殺し), which can be translated as Illusion Killer.

QuotesEdit

  • Everyone is safe so the problem is gone. It doesn't matter who helped, right?
  • 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 to Index regarding his Imagine Breaker from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01
  • If I don't want to follow her to the depths of hell, then I'll just have to drag her out of hell!
  • 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...?
    • Said to Kanzaki Kaori from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01
  • I don’t just think I’m a hero. I will be the hero.
    • From Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01
  • It might be that I still have a few memories... Isn't obvious where my memories reside? They reside in my heart.
    • Said to the Heaven Canceller regarding his memory destruction from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01
  • ...I don’t understand her. Is this what you call the characteristics of puberty? Or does she just hate me?
  • What why? Do I need a reason to save others?
Toaru Majutsu no Index E14 12m 28s

Grit your teeth, strongest one! Have a taste of the strength of the weakest!

  • Grit your teeth, strongest one! Have a taste of the strength of the weakest!
    Said to Accelerator from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03
  • I’m not helping Index for the sake of the British Puritans, but helping the British Puritans because of Index. Next time, if Agnese asks me for help, I would help her. She was coincidentally the bad guy this time. Being a bad guy once doesn't mean she'll be a bad guy forever.
  • That’s right, it's a promise. This promise is to protect Misaka Mikoto and the world around her. This is my agreement with a certain nameless person who fell in love with her so quickly.
  • As I said before, I know her. I want to do something myself. But as you said, I'm not strong enough. I don't really understand what's going on, so I can't say this is the best option. But, well... I've just gotta use guts to cover for what I lack! Right?
  • Shut up, you asshole! What did Misuzu-san do!? You Skill Out bastards just targeted an innocent woman and then started fighting amongst yourselves!! Just kill yourselves off and don’t bother us!!
  • Though I can't remember the events from before, even so it is because of them I'm able to stand here. The 'me' from the past still motivates the 'me' that can't remember anything today. What he left behind isn't in the 'head', but in the 'heart'. So, it doesn't matter if I can't remember, I still understand what I need to do (...) Kamijou Touma isn't the kind of person that lets something small like losing a bit of memories stop him.
  • …I don’t have any major reason. If I can avoid it, I’d rather not go anywhere dangerous. If it’s something I can just abandon, I’d go ahead and abandon it. If everyone wrapped up in this coup d’etat were the enemy characters in a shooting game that existed solely to be shot, then I’d have already abandoned all this and been trying to find a way back to Academy City. --- But they aren’t. That kind of convenient person doesn’t exist. Everyone carries something important enough to die for and they are running around so as not to lose it. So how am I supposed to abandon this? This isn’t an issue of duty or important-sounding reasons. If you want to stand up and fight, I say you should stand up and fight.
  • Does a Level 0 like me really seem that incredible? Hero? Villain? Stop kidding around! Can't you save someone if you're not standing at that spot?! In front of your eyes are people that don't wish to cry that are crying! In front of your eyes are people that can only clench their teeth while struggling and can’t even say the words 'please save me'! Is that not enough? Just step up already! You don’t need special positions or reasons!! With these, you can step up and be a shield for them!
  • I don’t know what you’re trying to protect, nor do I know what you have been hurt by. But, if you want to protect that child then do so with your chest held high! Here and now, be proud in knowing that you are protecting her! This is your life right? Then decide for yourself! If you want to protect everything with your hands then do so, if you want to abandon everything then do so. But, what do you yourself want to do right now? Can you really be satisfied giving someone else that you don’t really understand your most important thing?
  • It's true that I may be the bastard who lied to Index. But the one who will cause me to lower my head won't be Fiamma of the Right.
  • I don't know who you are or where you from, I don't even know what you're trying to do, But... You just shut the hell up. I'll take care of this.
  • All the people who live on this Earth aren't so over-the-top. If you look at this planet from a satellite or something, you probably won't think they're anything but ants. But I saved them. It doesn't matter how tiny they are— I've seen with my own eyes, the instant someone's 'world' was saved.
  • Someone who thinks he'll 'save this world' won't be able to protect it. Our world isn't so weak that we need a bastard like that to save it.
    • Said to Fiamma of the Right from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 22
  • That attack is triggered by the fear of that powerful magic, so it will not work on me. I know that magic is not something that will hit me no matter what. With the power of my right hand…no, as long as I have the will to clench my fist, I can brush aside or negate it.
  • Before, you asked me if I really had no reason to pick up the handgun... I’ll give you my answer. No, I have no reason. I’m not perfect. Even without a grand reason, I will think about reaching over to pick up a nearby gun if I’m in danger. But that isn’t the case here. Whatever your reasons may have been, you risked your life to save Fräulein Kreutune! There has to be a way to resolve this without anyone killing anyone!!
  • 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.
  • I am Kamijou Touma. I am no one but Kamijou Touma!!
  • Of course it bothers me. Of course it bothers me!! What was I doing all that time? I didn’t want some huge sum of money and I didn’t 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!? That’s ridiculous. Othinus saved every last one of the six billion people on earth to make me suffer. There’s 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 it’s meaningless and no one else cares who it is as long as they’re 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 didn’t she save everyone in the first place!? If that was an option, why didn’t she use it more seriously!? And I doubt it will even last that long. Once Othinus gets bored, she’ll just destroy this world too. If you can easily create something, you have no problem with destroying it. But I can’t create anything better than this. It doesn’t matter what complaints I make when she can give everyone a smile with a wave of that lance. And this isn’t someone else deciding that it doesn’t matter. It’s me! Me!! She showed me it doesn’t matter if I oppose her!! It’s all a deception created to corner me, but it doesn’t matter to me if it’s all fake!! It’s almost like a game to her, but the smiles she’s given Index and the others are something I could never give them even after a century of hard work. I couldn’t 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, couldn’t she do it on the other side of the planet? No, why couldn’t 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 don’t want to fight anymore. I don’t want to oppose a monster like that. I was never fighting because I wanted to. It’s 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 couldn’t allow it to go on. I clenched my fist like an idiot, charged in, and somehow resolved the incident. I didn’t do it to be thanked. I didn’t 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 doesn’t 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 can’t toy with people’s lives so easily! But she’s 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!! There’s…there’s 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 shouldn’t 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 can’t return to ‘normal’!! No matter what happens and no matter how this ends, there is no way for me to succeed. Even if I don’t ‘fail’ in whatever I choose to do, I will still have complaints and it will all fall apart in the end. In that case, there’s no reason to fight!! Why should I destroy this miraculous situation!? If every path leads to destruction, why not just accept Othinus’s 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 couldn’t hold a candle to what she did!! What else can I do? After…after everything she’s done, there’s nowhere left for me to go!!!
  • But that still saved everyone! She even saved people I couldn’t save!! This world has no blood, tears, death, crime, debt, or broken hearts. After seeing all that, can I really say it’s right to return everything to normal? That would be evil. It would be right but evil! I would be robbing all of those smiling people of their smiles and lives just to take back my own place in the world!!
  • It’s time to bring this to an end. It’s time to fight a god.
  • I have a challenge for you, Othinus.....Be selfish if you wish. Forget about good and evil. It doesn’t matter what your reasons are. Maybe something irritates you or maybe something is an eyesore. Just act the way you want. You’ve already shown me that doing that will lead to everyone smiling. So do as you wish. …What is it you wanted to do in the very beginning? Unless you make that come true, you will become what I was: a pathetic lost child crushed by the happy world.
    • Said to Othinus as he was dying from Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09
  • Then I will save you. Even if it means fighting the entire world!!
    • Declared to Othinus from Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09
  • I’m too busy with Othinus right now, but call me if you need something. I’ll stand by your side next time.
  • Despite all that, you chose to face the world, Othinus! You decided to become ‘normal’ and ‘average’!! So don’t run. Don’t run from paying for your sins, Othinus!! Don’t turn your back on happiness!! That’s…That’s not humility and it’s not justice. You’re not saving anyone like this. You’re just running from a painful journey!!
  • I had a feeling it was something like this. I didn’t get my hopes at all. Not in the slightest!! You’re probably some magician after Index, so hurry up and attack so I can destroy your illusion alreadyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!
  • It was because Misaka was with me that I made it this far. She kept my trembling legs moving, supported my heart as the pressure bore down on it, and kept me in a position to make jokes. With Index, things may have been too focused on magic. With Othinus, it would have been exclusively about Magic Gods and having a clear understanding of their strength might have crushed me with despair. It was because it was Misaka. I survived this long because she was the one by my side. She saved my life and you want me to tell her to back off because she’s in the way? Who the hell do you think you are!? You don’t understand the first thing about the human emotion of this human world, but you’re trying to act like some all-knowing god!!!!!!
    • Said to High Priest from Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 13
  • I will save them, Kamisato. I will save both Leivinia and Patricia. They may both want to sacrifice themselves for the other! They may be willing to accept the pain and fear of being skin and bones hooked up to a machine! But I’ll destroy all of that and ruin all of that to save everyone and everything!! No matter what happens, I will not cut off the Birdway sisters as a lost cause!! This is what it means to be a hero. This is what it means to be a normal high school boy! This is what we say at times like this. An actual method or real odds of success don’t matter. Even if we have no idea what we can do and we’ve reached a dead-end, we still have to make sure everything works out in the end!! Isn’t that perfectly normal? Why should I have to explain why I would want to save everyone, keep everyone from dying, and not leave anyone behind in a world of fear and suffering!!!?
  • To hell with all of that!! Wait for me, Kamisato. I’m done not acting like myself and I’m going to turn this around! I’ll show this piece of shit world just who Kamijou Touma is!! If you think what you’ve forced onto us will make even a single person happy, then I’ll destroy that illusion until not even the smallest piece remains!!!!!
  • If you’re not going to say it, I will. If you’re fine with that, then stay silent. If you don’t want that, then you’d better speak up. The result will be the same either way. Now, it’s time for a real fight. I don’t care who we’re up against! You’ve decided to fight for Kamisato Kakeru and I’m with you!!
  • I can’t let you get away with this… No matter what the cause was and even if I sympathize with parts of it, you clearly chose the wrong method!! So I will stop you!! Even if it means wielding the very power that made this city the way it is!!
  • "…Is that so? I don’t care what anyone says or how emotionally you describe your position here. If you hadn’t done this, none of this would have happened. Maybe I played a role, but it started with you. You don’t get to run the credits and tie it all up in a nice pretty bow. I can sense your fear in the fact that you’re trying to swap out the problem at hand and get yourself alone to safety!!"

Quotes about Kamijou ToumaEdit

  • Tch, Just what kind of guy doesn't even have 100 yen to spare?
    • Himegami Aisa after having asked for a loan from Kamijou Touma from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 02
  • I try not to spread the tale since this more or less harms Necessarius, the Anglican Church's dignity, but it's like this: his right hand is called "Imagine Breaker"; in other words he has an ability that goes beyond what a normal human can have. [...] Thus, all of your efforts have been nothing but a colossal waste of time; but hey, don't worry about it. Index is exactly as you wanted to; she is incredibly happy in the company of her actual partner.
  • He's not an expert. He's not like us who can get rid of the guilt of killing by a lofty reason. He won't push his own sin to anyone else; he'll always move forward with the guilt. Don’t you think that's enough reason to be confident in him?
  • …Really, what saviour? I already noticed that something’s amiss, that day this boy came to onee-sama’s room, something definitely happened. However, does this mean that onee-sama, who doesn’t tell me anything, would tell all her secrets to him? Hoho, really interesting, hohohohoho!
  • No matter the principles or thoughts you have within yourself, you listen to the voices of everyone at each place you go and do everything you can to go with the best option for that situation… You are…yet a different kind of mercenary from William
    • Villian as she heard Touma's reason for getting involved in the fight against Carissa from Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18
Toaru Majutsu no Index E09 17m 33s

That Imagine Breaker is merely acting according to the spirit that is welling up from within him. It is merely that what he does looks like good from the viewpoint of others.

  • Well, you can still make that fit within the acceptable margin of error, right? But his mentality is much more juvenile than I had expected. He despises himself as evil, but I wonder if he realizes that is just the reverse side of his intense longing for good. …And yet the Imagine Breaker that the #1 is chasing after does not take action because he associates himself with neither good nor evil. That Imagine Breaker is merely acting according to the spirit that is welling up from within him. It is merely that what he does looks like good from the viewpoint of others.
  • Just a normal boy. He cannot solve any and all problems, and I doubt he can stop Baggage City from being destroyed by the Kiharas and GREMLIN. But on the other hand, he has a way of saving each and every person he sets his eyes on.
  • Interesting. You really are interesting. Even if you stand in a position from which you can reach the stars in the night sky, you would show us some different answer. You would follow a different path than the one that led me to GREMLIN.
    • Thor giving his opinion to regarding his decision not to use a handgun against him from Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 06
  • Were you ever fighting because it was the right thing to do /escape? Were you ever punching people because they were evil /escape?Of course not /return. You could’ve done that, but you didn’t /return. You never used that card when it would have helped, so it makes no sense to let it crush you under its weight the instant it becomes a problem /return. If those were the rules you were playing by, you don’t need to suddenly change the rules now /return. Whether something is good or evil means nothing when it comes to what you will entrust your life to /return.”
    • The Will of the Misaka Network giving her opinion to Kamijou Touma from Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09
  • Until now, killing Othinus was the only option we could think of, but a certain boy showed us a completely different way. As head of state, I wish to show my respect for that. It could not have been an easy path. He overcame anguish, doubt, fear, anger, and all sorts of other emotions to reach an answer that none of us could. We lost, but not to Magic God Othinus’s power or that boy’s courage. Let’s all admit it: we surrendered to our own fear. As chaos filled the world, we were obsessed with the idea that killing was the best option. And now that we have admitted it, we must carry out the duty of the loser. Dragon slaying is a great feat, but a great hero cannot save the dragon. That is what this boy has accomplished. Is it truly a good deed for a great hero to rush in and slay that dragon now? I do not think so. What about all of you? If you have your answer, then pray. That boy has reached an answer that not even a great hero could, so pray that he will show us a sight we could not even imagine.”
    • Queen Regnant Elizard speech to the people about what they should do from Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10
  • And I happen to know something else. “I know of an ‘older boy’ who stuck to his own path without rotting despite being a Level 0. On that day back then when he spoke with his back turned and protecting me, he clearly surpassed me and my all-too-pathetic Level 5 ability. Your actual skill doesn’t matter. Coolly calculating out all the numbers is pointless. No matter how many arguments you prepare, you have no choice but to accept defeat once he walks in from beyond the horizon. I am very familiar with a Level 0 like that☆”
  • Your true value is different from that of a Magic God who has to determine superiority by the presence or absence of power. Isn’t that right? So feeling ashamed that you lack strength is pure foolishness. Your value shows itself once you accept what you lack and think about what to do without that strength.
  • “Your opponent’s power is just as abnormal. You can no longer fight like a joker taking on a group of aces and kings. This is a joker against a joker. In a way, it’s even harder to predict than a clash between two aces. You’ve never experienced something like this before, so you can’t predict what’s going to happen based on your accumulated experience. If you don’t focus your mind, you could easily end up dead in a way that ignores all the rules you’ve seen before.”
  • “Give up on that idea. Would you be able to save more people if you trained in martial arts? Would you be able to resolve things more smartly if you had a gun or a knife? That would have the exact opposite effect. The more means of killing you have and the farther you move from the path that saves your opponent using their own power, the weaker you will become. That alone is certain. You might not like having someone else act like they understand you, but as someone who was saved by you, I do understand.
  • “Evil is created when someone gives up on someone else. It appears when everyone gives up on someone as a lost cause and removes their path to salvation. Once they are cut off from everyone else, they become evil. Just look through history and you’ll understand. What is the difference between a murderer who kills a single person and a great hero who kills one million? It has nothing to do with the person himself. It comes down to whether everyone else accepts him. It’s an issue of majority rule.”
  • Martial arts, a gun, a knife, or any other obvious offensive power would only increase your ability to ‘cut people off’. You would be no different from the cruel agents of revenge who delight in robbing people of a chance to reform and then tossing the majority rule loser into the abyss, all while calling it a punishment. Kamijou Touma, that is not your strength. Your greatest weapon is the powerful arm that reached into the abyss and saved even someone as hopelessly evil and rotten to the core as Magic God Othinus. That ability to connect is your ultimate trump card, so make no mistake and do not reach for a cheap answer. You couldn’t defeat the High Priest? This Kamisato guy wiped out all of those Magic Gods? You should be asking ‘so what’. You should be looking down on Academy City for letting the High Priest die and on Kamisato for killing the Magic Gods without saving a single one. What is wanted from you is not violence on the same level as World Rejecter. It isn’t the power to kill. It is the power of human reason that can envelop that violence.
  • “It’s like I was telling you: you don’t have to carry it all by yourself. There isn’t just one pillar supporting the world. It isn’t about what kind of realistic power anyone has and you shouldn’t give up just because you don’t have anything. Even if they don’t have much – if anything at all – everyone is doing their best to live their lives even now.
  • Being normal or being average was not a simple thing. It was not easy. Doing nothing was not “normal”. A lot of effort went into keeping that title, even if it went unnoticed. Slacking off even a little bit in that effort would cause one to stray from the path of being “normal”.
  • You’re quite the hero, aren’t you? Are you that intent on refusing to let Aleister Crowley fall on his own? Yes, I can see why you were chosen. Imagine Breaker chose you. Because no matter how much this man longed for it, he only ever met failure and setbacks.

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