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It was a Spirit's fault, that five years ago... my parents died.

—Origami Tobiichi

Origami Tobiichi

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Metatron

Kanji 鳶一 折紙
Romaji Tobiichi Origami
Profile
Age 16
Gender Female
Species Human
Spirit
Hair Color Silver White
Eye Color Blue (Normal)
Light Blue and White (Spirit)
Nicknames Angel (By Herself)
Master (By Yuzuru)
Equipment Combat Wiring Suit
CR-Unit
Ashcroft I Alice (Date AST Like)
Mordred
Astral Dress
Personal Status
Relatives Unnamed Parents (Deceased)
Affiliations Anti Spirit Team (Former)
Raizen High School (Former)
DEM (Former)
Occupation AST's Wizard (Former)
Student (Former)
DEM Wizard (Former)
Rank Master Sergeant (Former)
Voice Actor Togashi Misuzu (Japanese)
Michelle Lee (English)

SummaryEdit

Origami is a top student in her school both in terms of academics and sports. Of course, none of the student body and facility members know that she is a member of the AST with a few exceptions unknown to her. Origami is a very skilled wizard but can lose herself in her emotions when it comes to dealing with Spirits in combat.

For unknown reasons, Origami is romantically interested in Shido. Her devotion towards him causes her to develop stalking habits such as sniffing his gym clothes. Shido is also the only person not related to any military institutions who knows that Origami is part of AST.

She is transformed into a Spirit in volume 10 and learns of Phantom's existence. Realizing Phantom is the spirit that made Kotori a Spirit she concludes that Phantom probably killed her parents on the same day travels to the past with the help of Kurumi to save them. She attacked Phantom soon after but realizes after the battle that her own attack hit her parents. She then realized that the enemy who killed her parents was herself all along, thus causing her to experience great, negative emotions and caused her to go inverse as the time traveling ended. 

AppearanceEdit

Origami is shown as a young female with short, silvery-white hair arranged in a bob cut with three hair-clips in the left part of her hair. She has blue eyes and wears the girl uniform like her female classmates when at school.

However, in her AST Combat Wiring Suit, her appearance is more fierce. Origami's clips are not worn, instead a pair of sensors are attached to her hair with armor covering her from shoulder to hand as well as part of her body and legs but not thighs. Her chest is seen at the top of the transparent suit as well as revealing her belly.

After becoming a Spirit, her eyes turned from blue to light blue and white.

PersonalityEdit

Origami is a person that rarely openly talks with other people unless needed with only a few exceptions such as Shido Itsuka and Tohka Yatogami. She isn't a shy person, but more of an unsocial type of person.

She can be a bit reckless or aggressive if she has a goal or purpose to fulfill, she's also willing to do something someone else wouldn't to accomplish such goals as shown when she did everything Shido asked of her when he was trying to get her to not like him which shocked everyone around her.

Due to a Spirit killing her parents 5 years ago Origami has an intense hatred against all spirits, whenever she sees a spirit she loses all of her common sense and tries to kill it any way she possibly can. This hatred is shown to be strong enough that she was willing to kill Kotori despite the fact she knew she was Shido's sister,and only stopped because he pleaded for her to not kill Kotori, and told about Phantom's existence.

As the series progressed, Origami has shown a growing desire to obtain power. This eventually caused her to join DEM, and later, after she was defeated, to accept a Sephira Crystal that turned her into a Spirit.

Although disgusted that she became what she had always despised, Origami somewhat satisfied that she finally gained the power to fight evenly against Spirits. She thus decided that she would become the Spirit that kills other spirits, and then would end her own life when her job was done, but the event cause to be unable to face Shido after her transform into an Spirit, immediately flee, despite the fact that was in the middle of using her strongest attack.

After finding the truth of her parents' death, Origami suffered an emotional breakdown and Inversed. In this state, Origami is emotionally dead and completely unresponsive to everything around her, not even Shido is capable of getting to so much as speak a word out of her, and compared her to an corpse. Even Kurumi noted that she had fallen into an unrecoverable state.

HistoryEdit

Five years ago, before the main story of Date A Live, both of her parents are killed by a spirit. This event in Origami’s life led her to join the AST in order to seek revenge. She also seems to have met Shido once at some point before the series, and developed feelings for him (and started stalking him on a regular basis).

PlotEdit

Light NovelEdit

Appearances: Volume 1-11

Date AST LikeEdit

Appearances: Volume 1-4

AnimeEdit

Appearances: Episode 1-13 (S1), Episode 1-10 (S2)

Date A Live: Rinne UtopiaEdit

Date A Live: Ars InstallEdit

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

WizardEdit

Equipments & Weapons:

As a wizard, She was the vanguard and current "Ace" for the AST. Her skills as a member of the AST were noted to be quite phenomenal, as she was the only one who at first could manage to fight a spirit close quarters(although she still lost), and she was also the most extreme, hoping to kill Yoshino by first dropping a building on her dome.

She managed to utilize the CR-Unit <White Licorice>, which is noted to be very dangerous and difficult to handle, in fact no one else but her has proven to be capable of using it long enough to actually put it to practical use. She was even able to land a hit on the world's most powerful Wizard, Ellen, which Ellen herself considers worthy of praise.

Finally, using <Mordred> she was capable of destroying a satellite bomb alone, a task which previously took Shido and multiple (most of them sealed and one injured)spirits' their combined powers to destroy. Likewise she was able to pressure 4 of the (Sealed) spirits into a corner with this unit and would have succeeded in killing them if Tohka hadn't regained her full powers. Even then she was capable of fighting on Tohka's level even at full power, but this put enormous stress on her brain and she was only able to defend herself until she was ultimately defeated.

Spirit FormEdit

Angel: Metatron (絶滅天使(メタトロン), Zetsumetsu Tenshi, lit., "Angel of Extinction")

Weapon: Crown

Astral Dress: EHYH / EHYH AShR EHYH (Eheyeh Asher Eheyehh) (神威霊装・一番(エヘイエー), Shin'i Reisou: Ichiban, "Spirit Dress of God's Authority, Number 1")

As a Spirit, Origami's spirit powers are of long range type, attacking her enemies from a distance with lasers of shining light and creating some distance between them when they get too close. With her spirit powers, Origami is able to fight on par with Tohka at full strength, even having somewhat of an advantage against her because Tohka's spirit powers are of close range type making her a bad match for Origami's long range abilities. Origami has also shown the ability to fly.

Her Angel, Metatron, is a set of golden, feather like, pillars that surround her and, when put together, resembles a large crown. The pillars can shoot out lasers of shining light from their tips, each of which have proven strong enough to pierce Tohka's Astral Dress when she does not create a barrier around herself. Tohka has also claimed that even if she does create a barrier around herself the lasers would still be able to pierce through.

Metatron can also take on various formations and each of these formations have shown to have a special ability. So far, Metatron has displayed the following formations:

  • Shemesh - the Sun: The floating pillars spin around her, gathering light particles in which she can release as a rain of energy blasts.
  • Mal'akh - Heavenly Wings: By taking on a wing-like formation and folding the pillars behind her back, Origami is able to fly and achieve great speeds.
  • Kadour - Sword of Light: By breaking formation, the pillars can each attack its target(s) individually, making it look as if they have a will of their own.
  • Artelif - Crown Cannon: By making all of the pillars take on a circular formation and pointing their tips in the same direction, Origami can shoot out a beam of pure shining light.
  • An Unnamed Defensive Formation: By making the pillars surround her, Origami can use their shining light to create a barrier that can block incoming attacks.

Finally, Origami has shown the ability to transform herself into light and teleport herself. This (unnamed) ability automatically activates when she is about to be hit by an attack and teleports her a few meters away. However, the position she is going to be teleported to can be predicted and intercepted. Also, after teleporting herself she cannot dodge an attack by teleporting again in quick succession. Tohka theorizes that Origami either can't teleport continuously or that she can't teleport away from an attack she couldn't predict. Tohka also theorized that, if Origami is caught in an attack that is so large that it reaches to everything within the range of her teleportation, she cannot avoid taking damage.

Inverse FormEdit

After prolonged exposure to negative emotions when she found out  that she was the one who killed her parents, Origami transformed into her other form, which, according to Wescott, is the true form of spirits in the bordering dimension.

While in this form, her Astral Dress and attacks become darker in color.

Origami has no control over her body in this form, attacking everything and everyone in sight. However, this could also be because of the shock she suffered when she found out the truth.

TriviaEdit

  • Origami has detailed information about Shido from his ID data, like his health check-up report, due to her stalking habits.
  • Origami is considered a genius in many fields including academics, sports, and cooking.
  • Tobiichi's first name, Origami may be a reference to the Traditional Japanese art of paper folding arts known as Origami.
  • There are multiple instances of foreshadowing to Origami's transformation into a Spirit and the demise of her parents by her own hands:
    • The background of Volume 10 is a town in flames, hinting that Origami is the cause of the fire in Tenguu City 5 years ago.
    • After Origami joined the DEM Industries in Volume 9, the name of the CR-Unit she received is called <Mordred>. Named after the notorious traitor who fought and fatally wounded his own father, King Arthur. Mirroring the fact that Origami, too, murdered her own father (and mother).
    • Before her parents' death, Origami has stated her dream was to become a beautiful bride. This is a foreshadowing to the appearance of her Astral Dress as a Spirit.
    • All Spirits (with the exception of the ones appeared in Visual Novels) have a number in their name. Origami has the character for "one" character in her name, referring to Sephirot on Kabbalah's Tree of Life, "crown," which also refers to admirable intelligence which Origami herself possesses.
    • On multiple occasions, Origami has displayed a lack of care for the civilians' safety when combating the Spirits. Such as mistakenly sniping Shido in Volume 1, hinting the fact that her parents will be killed in the crossfire.
  • Origami may have been born with albinism as neither of her parents possessed white hair.
  • Origami's rank in the JGSDF is the same level as the Enlisted officers, Master Sergeant.
  • Before her parent's deaths Origami's sole dream was to become a cute bride, her Astral Dress directly reflects this aspect of her personality. According to the author, he made it so because the idea of Origami in a wedding dress is "scary".
    • Her new dream is literally just to kill spirits.
    • It is also revealed that Origami's favorite subject was math and her weakest subject was Japanese, but now she pushes herself to excel in all categories.
    • Origami's favorite food was gratin and her hated food is celery, after the deaths of her parents, she only eats whatever food has the nutritional value her body requires and doesn't much care about taste.
    • Ultimately, Origami's obsession with Shido is described as the only remaining lifeline she has to sanity and a sense of normal life, which explains her stalker nature.
  • Origami shared her family name "Tobiichi" with Makina Tobiichi of Sōkyū no Karma series, another Sci-fi romance series written by Kōshi Tachibana, though, their relation is unknown.
  • It is said she is equal in strength to Tohka in Spirit and Inverse Forms.
  • In the OVA she reaches the max level of happiness despite the effort of Shido to reject wich includes: wearing a swiming suit with dog´s ears and tail, tell her to walk on all four were she steals his belt put it around her neck and arf like a dog, confessing he´s a lolicon, got a mother and sister complex, not allowing her to go to the restroom which she ask if he wanted her to do in the middle of the bar, he tried to stop her but ends triping over a chair ripping her skirt and she asking if he wanted to be showered.

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