|“||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 father of Rin Tohsaka and Sakura Matou, two of the heroines from Fate/Stay Night. As a member of the Tohsaka family, he entered the Fourth Holy Grail War as the Master of Archer. While his appearance in the story is relatively brief compared to the other Masters, his actions have long-term ramifications on the plot of Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night, particularly the latter's Heaven's Feel route.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B, presumably 7-A with gems and prep
Name: Tokiomi Tohsaka
Age: Early 30s
Classification: Magus, Head of the Tohsaka Family, Master of Archer
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Fire Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Energy Blasts, Forcefield Creation, Can increase his physical performance with Reinforcement
Attack Potency: Wall level with normal spells (Can casually incinerate a swarm of Blade Wing Worms along with Kariya, he should be far superior to his daughter, Rin Tohsaka, due to his skill in this aspect), presumably Mountain level with gems and prep (As 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 with regular spells, at least Mountain Class with Gems
Durability: At least Street level (He is able to reinforce himself with magecraft, but he still died from Kirei stabbing him from behind)
Stamina: High (Can casually cast high level spells without fatigue, was confident in his ability to take on the other Masters of the war, such as Kiritsugu Emiya)
Range: Several dozen meters with spells
Standard Equipment: His Jeweled-topped Staff, Several Gems for one-shot Jewel Magecraft
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.
Flame Magecraft: Tokiomi is more advanced than Rin during the Holy Grail War, and his many years of accumulated prana allows him to cast elemental spells with the prana stored inside the jewel of his staff rather than using them all as one-shot grenades in functionality. He primarily uses this to cast fire spells, including:
- 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.