Tom's frame is intimidating, but he also makes an enormous target and can't afford armor big enough for him to wear, making him more of a very ponderous Glass Cannon.
...For about five feet.
He knows spells for protection as well as healing to compensate his lack of armor.
Parodied: Tom is literally a Mighty Glacier. He's big and tough as a mountain, but can't move an inch.
Zig Zagged: Tom can beat inexperienced Mooks and can withstand most unarmed attacks, but he moves very slowly (Straight). Following a Time Skip, Tom's strength and toughness matches that of a god's; unfortunately, he has the speed of a three-toed sloth (Exaggerated). However, it's because Tom received special armor that, at the cost of much speed, gave him much strength and toughness (Justified). Tom vows to work on his speed; in the process, he forgets his strength and toughness (Inverted).
Averted: Tom is not particularly strong, tough or slow.
Enforced: "For balance, we'll need someone to contrast the fast but weak Luke."
Lampshaded: "You think that with all the training Tom does, he'd focus a bit on his speed."
Invoked: Tom is entering a lifting competition where speed is unnecessary. So he only improves his strength and toughness.
Exploited: Tom often uses his strength and toughness to catch Mooks who think that they can easily fight a slow guy without a problem off guard.
Defied: "I'll work on my speed, even if it means I'll have to be weak."
Discussed: "Let's have Tom go in first. He can probably take out all of the guards without a problem. Provided they don't run away first, that is."
Tom is killed by Luke, who enters and exits his range of attack too fast for him to hit them.
As soon as Luke shoots or stabs a vital area, Tom's strength becomes useless.
Tom anticipates where Luke will appear and manages to defeat him with a single blow.
After nearly experiencing death, Tom realizes he has to increase his speed. He learns leaping or skipping isn't that girly if you can cause the earth to shake and get better speed. By using gravity, his jumping is powerful enough to stun fast movement long enough to attack.