|First appearance||Toonami 99 Introduction|
|Voiced by||Sonny Strait|
Christian Stevenson (UK)
TOM or Toonami Operations Module is a Beta Droid. He was the commander of the Ghost Planet Spaceship Absolution. He replaced Moltar as the host of Toonami when the show was moved from Ghost Planet to the Absolution. He was given the position by Moltar, who was a friend of his.
TOM was created, along with many other Beta Droids, aboard the Automaton Construction Platform at Gideon Alpha 12. LARS proclaimed him, and hence his whole line of robots, defective and ordered them sent to the recycling plant. However, TOM was able to save the platform by sending out a distress call. He also saved RUBY, his friend. The Absolution arrived and destroyed the Nebula Rays, and spoke to TOM. After the crisis had ended, LARS still refused to acknowledge that TOM had done a good job. The Absolution, however, arranged to buy him for their crew. TOM agreed and said goodbye to RUBY. (Toonami: The Swarm)
TOM was later put in command of the ship. He also became friends with Moltar, who gave him the show Toonami. When an intruder got aboard the Absolution, TOM went below decks to try and ascertain the cause. When he found the lifeform that was responsible, he was consumed and destroyed. (Toonami: The Intruder)
Sara downloaded TOM's consciousness into an upgraded body shortly thereafter. This TOM looked, sounded, and acted more like a teenager, having the mind of an 18 year old and acting more awkward and dorky than his previous incarnation. The new TOM was able to sever the Absolution's damaged engine and brought the ship into the Starpower repair station. (Toonami: The Intruder)
When the Absolution was trapped by a tractor beam, TOM was able to use the DOKs to break the tractor beam and set the ship free. They escaped into hyperspace, but an alien ship followed them. (Toonami: Lockdown)
An evil computer virus named Swayzak hacked into the ship's systems while it was in hyperspace. He knocked out the ship's systems, but TOM was able to restore the systems as well as Sara and defeat Swayzak. However, Swayzak infected TOM as revenge, and it took Sara to go inside her beloved robot companion and give the virus what for in the final showdown. (Toonami: Trapped in Hyperspace)
TOM 2 was destroyed by Orcelot Rex when he broke into the Absolution, stole Sara, and blew the ship up. When TOM pursued this new enemy, he was captured and fried to death, being sent into a garbage chute. (Toonami: End Game)
A beleaguered race of robots called the Dronomeks were able to rebuild TOM, turning him into the muscular TOM 3. This new TOM was able to destroy Orcelot Rex by hitting him in a sensitive spot with a dinner fork. The Dronomeks also rebuilt the Absolution as a token of their gratitude. (Toonami: End Game)
TOM 3 didn't go on any more adventures after that, but he and Sara did show the best there was in action cartoons and anime.
TOM 5 got an arm replaced after a second showdown with the Intruder (Toonami: The Intruder II), battle-scarred after a trip to the future (Toonami: Countdown), and finally died after he was shot by the Forge Commander. (Toonami: The Forge)