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Roma Hoito

Roma interfere Kanou from being capture

Roma-debut

Roma Anime2

Characteristics
Name Roma Hoito
Japanese Name 帆糸 ロマ (ほいと ロマ)
Romaji Hoito Roma
Species Ghoul
Status Alive/Captured
Gender Female
Affiliations Clowns
Anteiku (Formerly)
Occupation Waitress (Formerly)
Ward 19th Ward
Unique States Detachment[1]
Rating SS[2]
Manga Debut Chapter 84
Anime Debut Episode 18
Seiyuu Suzuko Mimori
English VA Tia Ballard
Image Gallery

"Try-hards are just so much fun to watch and laugh at, no? No?"

— Roma Hoito, Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 96


Roma Hoito (帆糸 ロマ, Hoito Roma) is a ghoul and former waitress at Anteiku, as well as a member of the Clowns.

Appearance Edit

Roma has a slim build and a childlike demeanor, she frequently wears her red hair in a spiky bun with bangs framing her face. While posing as a waitress in Anteiku she wore the standard uniform but as a Clown she wears circus-themed clothes.

Roma's ghoul mask is a clown-themed mask that covers the upper half of her face. It resembles a cartoon depiction of a rabbit or some sort of rodent, with a round nose and protruding incisors. The mask sports two large circular drawn eyes, with a star around the left eye.

Personality Edit

Roma at first appears to be a clumsy and absent-minded woman who is often scolded by Nishiki when she breaks dishware at Anteiku.

As a Clown her personality is more sadistic and uncaring, shrugging off Kaneki's disappearance, saying that she desired a more 'depressing' scene and gleefully auctioned off innocent humans. She described Kaneki after the Aogiri incident as "beautiful," and finds his perseverance very attractive.

During the CCG's auction raid she showed no regard for human life and enjoyed toying with the CCG investigators, pretending to be weak and harmless to lure them in, then manifested her kagune through her stomach, seemingly feeling no pain while doing so.

She also seems to have a certain degree of skill in switching dispositions, as she can go from being ditsy and clumsy, then weak and helpless, to being cruel and sadistic, as displayed when she worked at Anteiku and when she is killing off investigators as a part of the Clowns.

Plot Edit

Raid of Kanou's Lab Edit

She transferred to Anteiku from the neighboring 19th ward upon hearing Kaneki's act of carnage in the 7th ward's Ghoul Restaurant, hoping she would meet him.[3]

Owl Suppression Operation Edit

After the Owl Suppression Operation, along with the other members of the Clowns, she celebrated Kaneki's reported death at HySy ArtMask Studio.[4]

Auction Edit

Roma and Nico observed the Quinx Squad from a distance and recognized their disguised leader as Haise Sasaki. Disgusted by his apparent happiness and idyllic life, she wished for Haise's "death" to restore the old, troubled Kaneki whom she admired. Her companion criticized her twisted interests, but mentioned the fun they would have at the upcoming auction.[5]
Roma and Uta during the Auction Mopping-up Operation

Roma and Uta vs. Investigators.

Roma attended the Auction at Zeum hall as part of the entertainment, performing comedic acts along with Ganbo for the amusement of the audience. She was joined on stage by Uta, who served as the auctioneer for the main event. While he auctioned off the human goods, Roma provided mocking commentary and taunted the victims.[6]

When Juuzou Suzuya revealed himself and attacked, Roma quickly fled the stage.[7] She later stumbled across the squad led by Take Hirako and Nobu Shimoguchi, and was immediately attacked by Shunichi Shibashi. Nearly sliced in half, she collapsed and cried for help, luring Shunichi close before killing and eating him. When the rest of the squad attacked, she fled again and hid behind Uta.[8]

She later interfered with Uta and Hirako's fight but Kuramoto Itou, together with Takeomi Kuroiwa, stopped her in time, as ordered by their squad leader. She then immediately attacked Kuramoto and invited him to "play".[9] Before the S3 Squad could enter the fight against them, she escaped with Uta.[10]

Rushima Landing Operation Edit

Roma pierced by Kurona

Roma pierced by Kurona.

Without warning, Roma stabbed Nishiki Nishio through the midsection on Rushima. She approached him with Shikorae, mocking his intentions.[11] She watched in glee as the Aogiri Quinx attacked the outnumbered Nishiki, who she spoke to before being unexpectedly stabbed into the air by Kurona Yasuhisa's kagune.[12] Shikorae checked if she was fine before she attacked Nishiki but was nearly killed by Kurona again, causing her to yell to Shikorae so he would unleash his ukaku. Watching Shikorae attack Kurona and be attacked by Nishiki, she was confident his special kakuhou and multiple Rc types would help give them the advantage. However, she only watched absently as he ran away. Realizing she was alone, she changed her disposition to appear non-threatening.[13] She was captured by Nishiki and Kurona who then went back to the coast to leave the island.[14]

Post-Rushima Landing Operation Edit

After leaving Rushima, she had remained in captivity, at one point being with one of Kazuichi Banjou's subordinates[15] before Nico had received the "signal" from her detached kagune. He told her she should pick the right time to escape. He was not there to retrieve her however, and told Nishiki, Seidou Takizawa, and Kazuichi Banjou they could do whatever they liked with her.[1]

Relationships Edit

Nico Edit

They are both members of the Clowns. They attended parties together and would chat casually, indicating a friendly relationship, however when Roma had been captured, he did not care much of her fate or treatment, even referring to her as an "idiot."

Souta Edit

They are both members of the Clowns, it is assumed they get on well as Souta's been seen tickling her and teasing her about Kaneki, but their relationship has not been explored further.

Uta Edit

Uta and Roma are part of the Clowns group. They are on friendly terms; Uta is slightly concerned about her safety, as shown when he cautions her to watch out against her opponents due to their strength.

Shikorae Edit

He is a member of Aogiri, but she arrives on scene with him to help Kanou. He called out to her when she was stabbed by Kurona, seeing if she was okay and she praised his abilities as special. Despite this seemingly mutual consideration, he quickly left her side after being hit and she did not appear to feel betrayed, only realization of her own new predicament.

Powers and Abilities Edit

Ghoul Physiology: Due to her ghoul nature, Roma has inhuman amounts of pain tolerance and durability, as well as regeneration and a kagune.

  • Unknown Kagune: She is shown to be able to create up to eight to nine of these with ease, and can send them into the ground to surprise opponents from unexpected angles. From its appearance, it is either a rinkaku or a bikaku.
  • Superhuman Durability: Roma was able to recover from abdomen injuries she received against an investigator almost immediately, attacking him right afterwards.
  • Kagune Detachment: Roma's kagune has the ability to detach, it wiggles and resembles a worm, and Nico was able to pinpoint her location from a small portion of it. How is this done is unknown. She may be capable of controlling the amount she detaches as well.

Trivia Edit

  • Roma is one of the three SS-rated inmates freed by Aogiri Tree. Her mugshot can be briefly glimpsed in Chapter 86, when Itori examines the list and notes one of them is a Clown.
  • In Tokyo Ghoul Trump, she's featured as the "Eight of Spades."
  • In the omake of Volume 12 of Tokyo Ghoul, Uta is seen wearing her hair hairpin.
    • Ishida later mentions this in a comment on the icon stickers.[16]

Quotes Edit

  • To Nishiki: "Senpai, it's useless. You're just trying to catch goldfish again. They'll slip and slide through your fingers. And that's..."[13]

References Edit

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