|“||I simply wished my daughter to have a bright future. Only one may inherit the family secrets. The other must fall to the rabble. My wife's womb was too bountiful. Both daughters were born with a rare level of potential. Both daughters required the protection provided by mage families. To destroy the potential held by one for the other's sake... would any father desire that?||„|
|~ Tokiomi explaining his reasons for giving Sakura to the Matous|
Tokiomi Tohsaka (遠坂時臣, Tōsaka Tokiomi) is the head of the Tohsaka family, and the father of Rin and Sakura. In the Fourth Holy Grail War, he acts as the Master of Gilgamesh, and the teacher of a young Kirei Kotomine.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B, likely 7-A with jewels and prep
Name: Tokiomi Tohsaka
Age: Early 30's
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magecraft, Fire Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Statistics Amplification (Can increase his physical strength with Reinforcement), Resistance to Magic (All magi have basic resistance to magical effects)
Attack Potency: Wall level (Casually incinerated a swarm of Blade Wing Worms, igniting Kariya, should be at least comparable to his daughter, Rin), likely Mountain level with jewels and prep (As a master of the Tohsaka Magecraft, he should be superior to his daughter, who managed to take a life off of Berserker with her gems).
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Wall Class
Durability: Wall level
Stamina: High. He can casually cast high-level spells without fatigue.
Range: Tens of Meters with magecraft
Standard Equipment: His Jewel-Topped Staff, and several jewels.
Intelligence: Despite lacking any particular talents, Tokiomi is a rather skilled magus, being dangerous enough for Kiritsugu to rate him as the third most dangerous Master of the war. He possesses a working knowledge of many forms of magecraft aside from the Tohsaka Jewel Magecraft, including Reinforcement, Necromancy, Spiritual Evocation, Alchemy, and other disciplines. While he specializes in Flame Magecraft, he has also manipulated air currents to allow him to comfortably land after falling from great heights and created a small chunk of ice while teaching Rin his magecraft. He rarely loses his calm and has absolute confidence in his abilities, but he is frustrated by things outside of his control, such as Gilgamesh's arrogance and stubborness. In addition, he's often blind to the specifics of his decisions, which led to his conflict with Kariya for being completely unaware of his daughter's treatment as well as being unable to perceive the signs leading up to Kirei's betrayal.
Weaknesses: Tokiomi is somewhat overconfident and becomes flustered when things don't go as planned, is not particularly keen on deception or hidden details.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
Magecraft: Tokiomi is the head of the Tohsaka family and is thus a master of their magecraft, having mastered both their Jewel Magecraft and his own attribute of fire. He uses the many years of mana he's stored in the jewel on the top of his staff to cast elemental spells, and while his attribute is fire, he can manipulate other elements. He taught both Kirei and Rin magecraft, with Kirei studying everything from Alchemy to Necromancy under his tutelage.
- Flame Barrier: Tokiomi draws a magical circle in the air with his staff, creating a barrier that incinerates incoming projectiles and familiars, allowing him to stand by idly as Kariya exhausts himself by futilely sending his Blade Wing Worms to attack him.
- Intensive Einäscherung: (Deu: Combustion) Tokiomi waves his staff, unleashing a jet of flame akin to a flamethrower, easily igniting Kariya and his remaining Wing Worms.