The ThomaTo Slash Ship in Genshin Impact
In the Genshin Impact fandom, the term “slash ship” refers to a romantic or platonic relationship between two characters, usually of the same gender. One of the most popular slash ships among fans is ThomaTo, which features the characters Thoma and Kamisato Ayato. In this article, we will explore the canon and fanon elements of the ThomaTo slash ship and examine the evidence for and against it.
Thoma is a loyal servant of Ayato and his sister, Ayaka. However, he and Ayato are also close friends. In the game, Thoma mentions Ayato in his stories and voicelines, and Ayato mentions Thoma in his own stories and voicelines. Additionally, Thoma is a key character in Ayato’s story quest, “Cypressus Custos Chapter.”
In this quest, the player character, also known as the Traveler, enters the Yashiro Commission Headquarters expecting to see Thoma and Ayaka. Instead, they find Thoma and Ayato playing a board game. Thoma compliments Ayato’s skills and Ayato asks the Traveler if they are the one that he has been waiting for. The two discuss the rumored wedding between Chisato and Kamaji, and Ayato says that he will visit them personally to extend the best wishes of the Kamisato Clan.
At the end of the quest, Thoma appears and tells the Traveler that everything has been resolved. Ayato and Thoma then talk about finishing their game of chess.
In Ayato’s voicelines, he expresses trust and loyalty towards Thoma, and in Thoma’s voicelines, he expresses a desire to protect and look out for Ayato.
While the canon elements of the game do not explicitly suggest a romantic or platonic relationship between Thoma and Ayato, fans of the ThomaTo slash ship have interpreted certain elements of their relationship as romantic or platonic. For example, some fans have pointed to Ayato’s desire to visit Chisato and Kamaji personally as a sign of romantic interest in Thoma. Others have pointed to Thoma’s willingness to stay with the Kamisato Clan despite the political turmoil as a sign of his deep loyalty and affection for Ayato.
While the canon elements of Genshin Impact do not explicitly suggest a romantic or platonic relationship between Thoma and Ayato, fans of the ThomaTo slash ship have interpreted certain elements of their relationship as romantic or platonic. Ultimately, whether or not the ThomaTo slash ship is canon or fanon is a matter of personal interpretation and preference. However, it is clear that Thoma and Ayato have a close and trusting relationship in the game.