Tom had a short crop of smooth light hair in an undercut. He was average height and wore the traditional trainee uniform.
Tom is one of the trainees that follows Mikasa Ackerman to try to retake the military headquarters in Trost District. However, he runs out of gas on the way and is surrounded by a group of Titans. Two of his teammates rush in to help him against Jean's orders, but all three of them are devoured.