TOM time travels back to the 40s, crashes, and is taken in by the US Government.TOM is Roswell.
TOM flew away in the finale because he wanted to have more adventures.He flew off because his expiration date had come, so he let the two others have a well-deserved rest, but he didn't want his adventures to end, so, he defected, flying off the Absolution to fight evil and experience new sights, not to be thrown away for a mindless upgrade.
If the others wake up, they will search for TOM.If the final bumper is properly understood, the female computer suggests that they will search for TOM sooner or later.
Toonami ended because Hamtaro wanted revenge.Never mock a hamster.
TOM 4.0 was working for TOM 2.0.This is why the latter TOM could still be (and still is) found on overseas branches of Cartoon Network, he had delegated responsibilty to the former TOM. And the reason Toonami US ended was because he got fed up of being a subordinate.
SARA is Lilith.
The TOMs on Cartoon Network's overseas branches are/were robotic clones that haven't been programmed to say muchOr at least South-East Asia TOM was. That's why he gave so little dialogue during the continuity links. Scratch that, he only talked at the start. And possibly the end.
TOM (UK) was obsessed with video gamesThis is why Toonami UK was reduced to just a the gaming part of the UK's Cartoon Network website. TOM's UK clone got obsessed with vdieo games, so he gave up anime and switched to video games.
TOM (Phillipines) is trying to further Cartoon Network's Network Decay into Cartoon Network Real internationallyThis explains why Kamen Rider Kabuto is airing on Cartoon Network Phillipines.
TOM 3.0 had his voice chip stolen by a jungle-dwelling robot who stole Toonami's signal and started masquerading as TOM 4.0......which is why he gave no explanation for the new set, robots, or the Brother Chucking of SARA and the Absolution.
Toonami will be... revived.Jossed.
Alternate theory to the aboveToonami will return in Cartoon Network's darkest hour (like King Arthur and Jesus). Now it's time to wonder what the hell is the darkest hour if CN Real and Hole In The Wall aren't it.
Naruto's venturing into the fillers was the main reason Toonami failed.
The death of Toonami was caused by the same mysterious group who brought about the sharp economic downturn around the same timeBecause let's face it, when two things that bad happen at the same time, they've gotta be connected. The most likely theory right now is that Stuart Snyder is acting as one of Those Two Bad Guys (the other being Bobby Kotick) for an Ancient Conspiracy, and killed off Toonami in order to try to eliminate the last strand of hope. Why? To get a politician running on hope and change a certain victory in his campaign for President of the United States, all so said President could push an agenda of increased weakness and moral degeneracy and hasten the coming destruction of the United States of America.
The only way to get Toonami back is to cram CN with so much mail their heads explode!Listen to this video  of Steve Blum on Toonami. It sounds like a longshot, but if enough people caught on and kept doing it for months, somebody would have to listen.
Toonami will end up on Boomerang.It'll be kinda like The 90s are All-That; Toonami will start airing on Boomerang, complete with a new, cooler model for TOM, the possible return of the ship and SARA, and show almost all of it's old programming. It'll also oust that useless "BoomerAction" block.
Tom's appearance in Fusionfall is to test the waters...for a Toonami television series and/or block. Of all the characters thay could have made a big deal about returning in Fusionfall, it was TOM. Toonami fans flocked to the game as soon as they could. Do the math.
Adult Swim's April Fool's prank is to test the waters, too.Related to the above. [adult swim] is showing Toonami to test viewers, either on their own or on Cartoon Network's request. In the case of the former, they will use the results to attempt to convince Cartoon Network to bring back the block; the latter, Cartoon Network will use the results to determine whether to bring the block back or not.
If they bring Toonami back, the entire TOM 4 era will only be mentioned as a brief joke.Straightforward. They just go back to TOM 3 and pretend that Dork Age never happened.
If they bring Toonami back, TOM 4 will be killed alla "The Intruder"And activate Tom 5, which will look allot closer to TOM 2
They will bring Toonami back allot closer to it's original formatAs a series, with TOM, Sara, The Clydes, and even Flash and T in a more classic Toonami on the Absolution look. It will have game reviews, continuing plots and even look at current Anime airing in Japan.
Toonami, in it's early days, fell into the Animation Age Ghetto.I mean, come on, they had End of Evangelion up for download at one point!
They already lined up to have Toonami comeback before the April Fool's jokeIt takes months to schedule things on television. They new the surprise and the "we may get it back if you show enough interest" was just a plan get us to give them loads of free advertising.
Once Toonami's rating get it more money we'll start getting multi-night events againWith the standard Adult Swim programing, but Tom and Toonami bumbers and the ongoing multi night plots.
TOM is back in his third body because of time and budget restrictions.No I'm not being an asshole smarmily using real-life reasons. For the past few years since Toonami was cancelled TOM had no physical body. He was loaded onto a computer all this time, much like Sara. The sudden revival caught him completely off-guard and he had niether the time nor the money to have a fifth body made. Fortunately CN still had his third body laying around collecting dust, so they just refurbished it and loaded TOM back onto it.
TOM 4 was a temp
TOM 4 was Canada
Toonami was revived...To serve as a thank you for all of TOM's work behind the scenes of Cartoon Network. After Toonami was cancelled, the head of CN promoted TOM to oversee development of new original CN television (NOT live-action of course). He spent the last four years traveling through distant places, eyeing for fresh blood to help out the (at the time) struggling network with some success. As thanks for all of his hard work finding quality programming (and having a re-engergized feel from scouring new cartoons while in retirement), the head honcho, for Toonami's and TOM's 15th birthday, offered [as]'s April Fools' Day slot to air, which he happily accepted. When the prank found success from the audience, the head of CN and TOM worked out a new schedule, and the rest is history.
T.O.M. downgraded his body because he preferred 3.0 to 4.0.He only transferred to TOM 4.0 because of Executive Meddling. When [adult swim] decided to revive Toonami, they gave him a choice as to which of his available bodies to use. The choice was obvious: An upgraded 3.0.
TOM 4 and beyond..The Absolution crashed on the jungle planet, forming the wreckage we saw. TOM was broken, badly and Sara was knocked offline. Using pieces of the Absolution, TOM rebuilt himself and created robotic assistants. Despite his more disfigured body, he stayed loyal to the mission (and his viewers) and kept Toonami going. The block ending was because he was running out of energy and the need to fix himself, the Absolution, and Sara outwheighed the mission. He had enough energy to send his loyal fans one last transmission, letting us know he'd come back if he could. Now, he's back, having obtained means to rebuild himself, his ship, and reinitialize contact with Earth. What trials brought him back, we may never know... But make no mistake. He came back for us.
CN might potentially use Toonami to try and get funding for other weird shows or justify their presenceOn wikipedia, it says something about them thinking to bring on their own adaptation of the annoying orange. Similar to Nickolodeons move with Fred (that high pitched screamy kid).
Toonami is soon going to be enslaved to FUNimation if it airs to a lower age demographic.Have you seen how much anime FUNimation was licensed? its almost like they're aiming for a monopoly... and then, when you least expect it... they buy out Cartoon Network.
The Tom 4...
The current incarnation of Toonami exists in the same universe as the current incarnation of Cartoon PlanetBoth shows began their first incarnations as spinoffs of Space Ghost Coast To Coast. Both were revived very close together. Both are cashing in heavily on the nostalgia of 90s kids. TOM is probably so far away from Brak and Zoraknote that a crossover is likely impossible, but that doesn't prevent them from both being in one universe when the two have so much in common. no mention whatsoever of the TOM4 years), they practically have to be alternate timelines instead of altogether different universes. My guess: whatever never-told event destroyed TOM3 and forced the regeneration into TOM4 would also have made it impossible for Toonami to ever come back. TOM4 knew this, and decided the mission, and the ability of some version of himself to continue the mission, was more important than his own current existence, especially on a timeline where he could no longer continue the mission. When he flew off, what he flew off to do was to research methods of time travel, and he found one. What he ended up traveling back to was the filming of an April Fool's episode, which he managed to shift over to [adult swim] with a teaser of The Room, something that likely made no sense to TOM3 despite it ending up saving his life. This erased TOM4 from the timeline, but for the mission's sake, it was worth it.
TOM is a Time LordI said it first!
The 2013 April Fools block will have Moltar hosting
The placement of Sym-Bionic Titan on the block is to test the waters
A Toonami video game is being created
Code Geass will air on the blockWhat better way to re-introduce Code Geass than to air it on Toonami?
If Toonami picks up a Gundam series...I'm going for series that have a chance of export or are recent, by the way:
The Joker virus was a result of the New Years Eve-il scores.Remember the New Years Eve-il schedule? It seems to have took place at the very end of 2001. Here were the results.
Toonami will get a massive ratings boost now that Naruto is back on the blockIt pulled most of the ratings for the block before, only makes sense that Naruto will do it again, espicially since it is now uncut!
Toonami will bring back One Piece.So that no longer will 4Kids Entertainment be held in eternal derision for ruining it.
[adult swim]'s past anime shows will eventually air on ToonamiSo far, at the time of this guess, Toonami is currently airing Bleach, Eureka 7 (which required relicensing), Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, and Inu Yasha. They've also partially aired both seasons of Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. (until it was taken off in favor of Inu Yasha, but it has been confirmed to come back sometime in the future), and on the night [adult swim] pulled off their April Fool's Day joke, they also aired Trigun and Astro Boy (the original 60's cartoon, not the 2003 remake that also aired on Toonami back in 2004). To top it off, FLCL and the second season of Big O (two popular [adult swim] shows, with the latter also being a classic Toonami show, albeit only the first season) are confirmed to air in the future. Though Trigun and Astro Boy easily could have been just filler to pad out the AFD stunt (despite the fact that there were plenty of other shows in Toonami's past library to choose from... then again, licensing issues... ), it's not unlikely, at least to this troper, that some of [adult swim]'s other anime shows (including, but not limited to, Code Geass, s-CRY-ed, Blue Gender, Kikaider, the dubbed episodes of Lupin III Part II, Pilot Candidate, the previously mentioned Trigun, and Samurai Champloo) could end up on Toonami at some point in the future.
Toonami will bring back MAR and Prince of Tennis.Because if One Piece deserves another chance, why not them?
Toonami will eventually expand to 7 hours, 8 hours, and then finally 9 hours.
When the show reaches that point, Toonami will completely skip over Naruto's infamous filler arcRegardless of whether or not you think Naruto killed Toonami, there's no denying that Naruto being in its filler arc at the time of Toonami's death did not help. Once the show reaches the filler arc, Toonami will replace Naruto with either A] Naruto Shippuden, assuming the rights for that are available by that point or B] a different show altogether.
Toonami will help promote Pacific RimPacific Rim is a love letter (or as Guillermo Del Toro puts it, a beautiful poem) to Kaiju films and giant robots... the latter of which Toonami has a thing for. Also, we've seen promotions for Wreck It Ralph (Toonami made a game review for Fix-It Felix Jr.) and Oblivion (Toonami had a TIE that spanned across a week), so why not Pacific Rim?