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He who hopes give himself the opportunity to obtain what he desires. But he who fears, always ends up with the very thing he dreads.

—Tomoe Tsurugi Backwarder"

Tomoe Tsurugi[1] is a world champion in fencing and the mother of Kagami Tsurugi. She currently has an alliance with Gabriel Agreste.

In "Ikari Gozen", after Kagami disobeys her by choosing to participate in the Friendship Day games, Tomoe is akumatized into Ikari Gozen, a centaur samurai themed villain in order to punish her daughter.[2]


Appearance

Physical appearance

Tomoe is a pale-skinned slender Japanese woman of average height. She has long dark blue hair that is arranged in Chignon style, which is held with a red clip.

Civilian attire

Tomoe wears a white shirt, long red pants, and black sunglasses. She uses a bokken as a support cane for her blindness.

As Ikari Gozen

As Ikari Gozen, Tomoe has an appearance reminiscent of a classical Greek centaur as her lower body resembles a horse, complete with hooves and four legs. As a living suit of hollow samurai armor, her skin is the same metallic red as the rest of her body with pupiless yellow eyes, partially covered with a helmet reminiscent of the one that Riposte bears, albeit with a large horn instead of a winged emblem and bearing the Tsurugi family crest on her chest. Because the Tsurugi's car was transformed along with Tomoe in the akumatization, she appears to be very mechanical and vehicular, especially in the lower half of her body. It's appearance evokes a high end car, with tires at the joints, headlights at the front where it exhaust ports throughout and Ikari Gozen wields her akumatized bokken in her right hand.



Personality

Tomoe seems to be a very strict and kept person who is very aware of her environment. She can be wise and informative towards others as well, advising the less open-minded Gabriel Agreste to not give into fear in "Backwarder".

When she mentions Gabriel being more blind than she is, Tomoe doesn't always believe in friendship as she believes forging bonds with another can end sour or disappointing, but she was willing to change her ways in letting Kagami make a new friend.


As Ikari Gozen, Tomoe becomes much more aggressive and violent as she regularly performs large sword strokes without care for collateral damage and knocking aside several cars. Her aggression is so that she shows no hesitation to anything, even combating her own daughter, attempting to stomp her several times under her hooves. She believes she is well within her rights as a mother to act out and punish her child as she deems fit for disobeying her. She is also rather confident and prideful, declaring herself "as swift as the wind, as powerful as the flood, as quick as lightning."


Abilities

As a civilian

Tomoe is a very skilled champion in fencing, surpassing her prodigious daughter's prowess. She has heightened senses and is able to sense the mood of those near her even though she is blind.

As Ikari Gozen

As Ikari Gozen, Tomoe has an incredible size as she rivals even some of the largest villains like Glaciator or Gigantitan. With this strength, she is able to knock aside large heavy objects like cars with ease and create large heavy stomps with her hooves, all while still being rather nimble and dexterous, able to gallop, leap large distances and wield her sword with one hand. On her akumatized form, it would also appear that she is able to see well.

Using her strength and size, Ikari Gozen is able to easily able to grab ordinarily sized people like Kagami Tsurugi and Cat Noir in order to swallow them and trap them inside her body. The cage inside her body still heavily resembles the car it was made from, complete with seats and seat belts that she can freely manipulate, as shown when she was able to restrict Cat Noir's hand when he was about to use Cataclysm.

Relationships

Kagami Tsurugi

Gabriel Agreste

History

Season 2

In "Riposte", she received a voice mail from Kagami about her not being accepted into the team.

Season 3

In "Animaestro",

In "Backwarder",

In "Oni-Chan",


In "Ikari Gozen",

In "Feast", she was listening to Clara's news reveal about Order of the Guardian's temple return looking intrigued.

In "Heart Hunter", she was attending the Bourgieous' anniversary wedding with Kagami. Upon sensing her daughter moved she stopped Kagami with her bokken until she heard Adrien say that they were going to help a friend at the buffet. With that Tomoe allowed her to leave but after awhile she informed Adrien's bodyguard that the children haven't come back yet and wonders where they went.


Family

Tree

 
 
FT Unknown
Grandfather
 
 
 
Tomoe Tsurugi Square
Tomoe Tsurugi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kagami Tsurugi Square
Kagami Tsurugi
 


 
Grandfather
 
 
Tomoe Tsurugi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kagami Tsurugi
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Sightings

Episodes


Trivia

  • The name Tomoe means "earth", "death" and/or "blessing" in Japanese.
    • It is also a forename that has a references to Tomoe Gozen and her surname Gozen for her akumatized identity has reference to Tomoe Gozen's last name as well.
      • Furthermore, Tomoe seems to admire Gozen.
  • Tomoe's surname Tsurugi is a type of Japanese sword.
  • It is revealed by Feri González that Tomoe is indeed blind. In "Backwarder" and "Animaestro", it is shown that she uses a kendo sword as a walking stick and black sunglasses.[3]
    • Probably for this, her expensive car responds to the command of her voice.
  • It is revealed that Kagami has a grandfather, but it is unknown if he is Tomoe's father or father-in-law.
    • It is also unknown whether she raised Kagami alone.
    • It is unknown what Tomoe's eye color is, but it is possible that she has brown eyes like Kagami Tsurugi.

References

  1. https://twitter.com/Thomas_Astruc/status/1105581493559193601
  2. RTS Deux released a list of all the information of the Season 3 episodes on their website which can also be found here and here. The individual image of the list can also be found here. Feri González also corroborated the authenticity of the list here.
  3. https://twitter.com/Ferisae_/status/1095455823541743616

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