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Tom is a main protagonist in Eddsworld and the animated counterpart of Thomas Ridgewell.

Appearance

Tom wears a blue hoodie, large spiky hair (he called it "Steve" in "Moving Targets"), no eyes, and a spherical head. Sometimes, Tom is shown to have dark blue jeans whereas at others to have normal grey leg-wear. He wears checkered shoes which are the set out the same way as a chess board. Tom is the shortest compared to Edd, Matt, and Tord.

Eyes

Tom's eyes started off as a black line, but later transitioned into empty, black sockets. He inherited this peculiar trait from a bowling ball (considered Tom's "mother").

In a second Tumblr post made after the end of Eddsworld: Legacy, the real Tom stated that Tom's black eyes came about from a suggestion he made to Edd after noticing that he would often draw Tom with hollow white eyes when he was shocked. Tom suggested Edd replace his character counterpart's unibrow with black circles for easier animation. Tom meant for them to be fully black eyes which were caused by the counterpart being possessed by a demon that would take control of Tom's body in moments of extreme anger. Edd decided to take his own approach to the new look and portray them simply as empty sockets.

Portrayal

Tom's "father" (Fun Dead)

Tom seems to have a more consistent portrayal throughout his appearances. Tom is generally portrayed as cynical, pessimistic, and cold. Tom can be smart or stupid depending on the situation. Tom does not usually get along with others such as Matt or Tord, and does not enjoy Christmas. Tom is addicted to alcohol, particularly Smirnoff, and cares deeply for a bass guitar (which Tom calls Susan).

Tom's Parents

In "Fun Dead", Tom's "mother" was a bowling ball and Tom's "father" was a pineapple, explaining the lack of eyes and spiky hair. In a flashback in "25ft Under the Seat", Tom's "father" was drawn as a watermelon.

Quotes

Tom's Classic Design

Tom's Classic Design

Lame...wait. Ahhhhhhh!

–Tom, Space Face Part 1

Holy lonely pony eating macaronis!

–Tom, The Snogre

Kitten shopping!

–Tom's clone, Spares

Ugh. He just kept screaming, crying, begging for help, his things breaking, evil laughter, sobbing, his TV keeps turning on and off, his window opening, and suddenly enigmatic gusts of wind are coming through. (Bites toast) You know, That sort of thing.

–Tom, Hammer & Fail 2 (Rooftop Rumble)

What do we look like, his friends?

–Tom, Hammer and Fail 2 "Rooftop Rumble"

I don't see why not we just open the door and... now I'm going backwards!

–Tom, Hammer & Fail 2(Rooftop Rumble)

Um, pardon me neighbor, what a lovely day, could we per chance borrow a cup of your finest sugar?

–Tom, Hammer & Fail 2 (Rooftop Rumble)

You know when I told you I didn't hate you, I LIED!"

–Tom, Space Face (Part 2)

"Good Riddance"

–Tom, 25ft Under The Seat

See, this is why you guys should NEVER listen to me."

–Tom, MovieMakers


Variations

Tom from the Future

Tom's future self

Tom's future self appears in "WTFuture" with Future Matt to the present with an extra time machine to stop Edd's future self from killing the "present" Edd. When the present Tom sees Tom from the future, the former asks about the high-tech visor in place of the latter's eyes. Tom's future self reveals that taking a laser to the face and developing cancer resulted in the visor being there.

Tamara

Tamara

Tamara is Tom's female counterpart from "Mirror Mirror". Tamara is voiced by Chloe Dungate.

List of Appearances

Gallery

See Tom/Gallery

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