Sphynx (スフィンクス Sufinkusu?) is the pet calico cat of Index. First found by Index in the second volume of the Light Novels as an abandoned cat, it later becomes a constant companion to Index with one not often appearing without the other.
Sphynx is a kitten, and as such is small and can be easily carried around by Index. In fact it is often seen inside of Index's Walking Church. Sphynx, like cats of its breed, is covered with patches of brown and black fur covering its white coat. Sphynx has yellow-green eyes and sports a red collar around its neck (after being taken in by Index).
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Deep Blood Arc
- Main article: Deep Blood Arc
When Index and Touma come home, he discovers that Index has taken in Sphynx. Though reluctant at first, Touma allows Index to keep Sphynx and shortly leaves for Misawa Cram School with Stiyl. Index later takes a bath with Sphynx, and becoming suspicious of Touma's actions decides to find him, she eventually follows Stiyl's mana trail to Misawa Cram School, where she meets Aureolus Izzard, who makes her fall asleep.
Touma later realizes that Index may be in danger, as he discovers Sphynx with Index's hood near the school.
By the end of the arc, Index pays a visit to Touma in a certain hospital, bringing Sphynx along where it proceeds to scratch Touma's face.
- Main article: Sisters Arc
In the time between the Deep Blood Arc and the Sisters Arc, Sphynx somehow acquired fleas, which led Index and Aisa to try find ways to get rid of it. When Touma comes home to his dormitory with Misaka 10032, he discovers that Index is going to use sage as a way to remove the fleas, while Aisa decided that she was going to use an insecticide spray to purge Sphynx of the fleas. Sphynx is later spared of their remedies when Misaka 10032 decides to intervene, by giving Sphynx a slight electric shock using her abilities to kill the fleas. The scene is slightly different in the manga version (since it skips the Deep Blood Arc), where Index just recently acquired Sphynx and Touma as well to his surprise, however, Misaka 10032 still shocks Sphynx in the end, with Index being highly impressed of her.
Three Stories Arc
- Main article: Three Stories Arc
The majority of the arc has Sphynx with Index, however, when she was kidnapped by Yamisaka Ouma, Sphynx was carried around by Touma until he saved Index. When Ouma, after receiving serious injuries from Index's grimoire he was about to give up when Touma used Sphynx to scratch him in the face before helping Ouma to cancel the curse that the woman is in love with was stricken, and is the reason he was after Index.
Kazakiri Hyouka Arc
- Main article: Kazakiri Hyouka Arc
Index carries Sphynx with her to find Touma, as she had no lunch. After meeting Kazakiri Hyouka and reuniting with Touma, Index allows Hyouka to play with Sphynx, she tries to hug Sphynx but is suffocated by her large breast size, as such Sphynx is deterred by her, to the lament of Hyouka.
Later, after being teleported by Shirai Kuroko when Sphynx was with Index. Sphynx runs away for some reason, forcing Index chase after Sphynx, because of this Sherry Cromwell's golem finds Index and attacks her.
In the anime ending of the 1st season, Sphynx mimics Index's facial expression when she discovers that Touma is eating something, when she was starving. Index later bites Touma as well as Sphynx.
Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc
- Main article: Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc
Tree Diagram Remnant Arc
- Main article: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc
Sphynx appears briefly during this arc, here, Touma is cooking food for Sphynx while Index is asking questions to Touma about the weather reports. When Index notices Touma cooking food for Sphynx, she gets angry and bites Touma.
British Royal Family Arc
- Main article: British Royal Family Arc
Sphynx was sent ahead on the supersonic plane to UK, and was taken in by Itsuwa who arrived to try and pick up Touma and Index but ended up with only Sphynx. Later, before Touma and company headed off to fight against Carissa in the climax of the civil war, Sphynx was seen trying to snatch food from various other nuns. After Touma and others have left, Riméa arrived at the place where Touma was, and took a liking to Sphynx and considered taking the cat in, much to her loyal pet dog's displeasure.
Sphynx was last seen with Riméa in the light novels, as of Volume 20. Presumably Riméa have taken Sphynx in temporarily after its owners (Touma and Index) are busy elsewhere.
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
- Main article: Homecoming Arc
Sphynx is seen in volume 2 having been reunited with Index and returned to Academy City with her. When Touma returned, he noted that the cat appeared bigger than he remembered.
Magic God Othinus Arc
- Main article: Magic God Othinus Arc
After the events of the manhunt for Othinus and Kamijou Touma has concluded, Sphynx is carried to Touma’s room in the Heaven Canceller's Hospital, where the depowered Othinus is also present, now in the form of 15 centimeter person. After Othinus explains why she survived the fairy spell that was killing her and why she had become so small, Sphynx attacks her, much to Othinus’ horror. Othinus is later seen dangling from Sphynx’s mouth carrying her like a fish as she reminiscence on her punishment given to her by the world.
St. Germain Arc
- Main article: St. Germain Arc
Sphynx is the catalyst that forced Touma to take Othinus to Dianoid for a dollhouse, as the cat kept pestering Othinus. Index brings Sphynx along during the trip, and threatens to use Sphynx against Othinus when she irritated Index. Sphynx is the one that later finds Othinus in the air ducts, allowing her to reunite with Index and allowing them to start formulating a plan against St. Germain.
World Rejecter Arc
- Main article: World Rejecter Arc
Sphynx was present when Nephthys arrived at the Kamijou Residence after the World Rejecter exiled the rest of the true Gremlin. Having learnt that the cat wouldn't attack her with a full stomach, Othinus kicked the box of pet food over to scatter food across the floor as chaff, but ended up getting covered in it and attacked sooner. After finishing off the pet food, Sphynx went to sleep, remaining asleep while the others were faced with the threat of Kamisato Kakeru, the Birdway sisters' problem and the lack of food.
- Main article: Salome Arc
On December 4th, Sphynx was apparently going nuts with Index waiting for breakfast, prompting Othinus to get Touma to make it. After enjoying some cat food, Sphynx remained at home with Index while Othinus snuck out inside Touma's bag. The next day, Sphynx was kept busy playing with and destroying the large collection of old mascot dolls which Touma had ended up with following the crane game incident the day before, giving Othinus some peace.
- Main article: Element Arc
During the abnormal December heatwave and the emergence of the Elements, Index, Othinus and Sphynx were allowed shelter at A Certain Middle-High School. On December 7th, when Touma visited them on the school's rooftop, an overheated Sphynx was stretched out on its back on a mattress and Othinus was looking after the cat despite the fact that Sphynx was always chasing her.
Kamisato Rescue Arc
- Main article: Kamisato Rescue Arc
On December 9th, Sphynx was brought along by Index when she and Othinus went to District 7's station plaza to meet with Touma, who was forced to abandon the plan and avoid meeting them due to the presence of the Kamisato Faction.
Aleister Crowley Arc
- Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc
On December 11th, Sphynx accompanied Index when she, Touma and Othinus assisted Tsuchimikado Motoharu, Maika and Karasuma Fran in their attempt to escape the city, and during the subsequent ascent through the Windowless Building. When Index was reunited with Touma after the group was scattered, Sphynx sensed the presence of the recreated Mina Mathers.
Return to England Arc
Toaru Majutsu no Index: Love Letter Competition
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Love Letter Competition
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index SS
- Main article: Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index SS
Index brings Sphynx along with her in order to find a present for Touma that can make him happy. Due to Sphynx being a cat and the unique Egyptian name it has, it entices the magician Leep to use the cat to peak into Index’s mind to see if her desired copy of the Book of the Dead has been reconstructed inside of her, as she has discreetly shown clues to Index that would allow that to happen.
Sphynx and Index later return to Touma’s dorm safe and sound after Index’s battle with the magician.
Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Miracle of Endymion
- Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Miracle of Endymion
Index carries Sphynx with her during the beginning of the movie. The cat is with her in their meeting with Meigo Arisa. Later, after Arisa comes to after the attack on her by magicians, Sphynx cuddles with her, and later licks her tears as she delivers a monologue on how her voice causes bad things to happen. Index does not carry Sphynx later in the film, and presumably stays in Touma's for dorm for the rest of it.
- Kōtarō (虎太郎), Sphynx's voice actor, is a cat grown by anime staff.
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 02 Chapter 2 Part 2
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index II Episode 01
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 24
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Epilogue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 12
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14 Prologue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14 Chapter 2 Part 4
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14 Chapter 3 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15 Chapter 1 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15 Chapter 3 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16 Chapter 1 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 1 Part 8
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 2 Part 5
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 1 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 1 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 2 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 3 Part 12
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Prologue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Epilogue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index SS Part 5
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index SS Part 11
- ↑ Toaru Radio no Index Episode 30