Tom had a short crop of smooth black hair in an undercut. He was average height and wore the traditional cadets uniform.
Tom is one of the cadets that follow Mikasa Ackermann to try to retake the military headquarters in Trost District. However, his omni-directional mobility gear runs out of fuel on the way, and he is surrounded by a group of Titans. Two of his teammates attempt to save him, but all three of them are devoured.