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Tom's Logo aka the "Tom Face". He has lovely eyes.

Tom Fawkes (real name: Tom O'Grady) is an American Let's Player with over 80,000 subscribers on Youtube and over 40,000 followers on Twitch.

He originally started his YouTube career doing a Machinima called "Smash Fighter". He later decided to stop the series and focus mainly on Let's Plays as he felt nobody does machinimas anymore. Since then he has spent some time with Chilled Chaos and members of The Derp Crew. He has also done animations for The Runaway Guys and Versus, and has gained popularity since taking part in ProtonJon's streams.

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His Let's Plays and streams provide examples of:

  • The Ace: Can be considered the best player when playing Mario Kart 8, and most multiplayer Nintendo games. The other Derp Crew members can attest to how many times Tom won over them.
  • Aerith and Bob: Tom is a master of names, and they are all very odd names.
    • For Fire Emblem Awakening he named his Avatar "...You" and in Fire Emblem Fates he named his characters "Oh, hey", "That girl", and "Your junk" in Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation respectively.
    • And in his Monster Rancher 2 Streams he has "Fuck Me Hard", "Fish D'Lish", and then "What the...", in chronological order.
    • Not even Pokémon Colosseum is safe from this; he named the protagonist in that game "Help, I".
    • During his Ultra Sun Twitch playthrough, he named the protagonist Sbubby, then, thanks to him doing a nickname event for this playthrough, his Inkay later Malamar has the nickname "I, uh...", and his Alolan Vulpix has the nickname "Oh no, Jon".
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Applies one to an entire Pokémon species In-Universe. According to Tom, Machamp take great pleasure in having their biceps touched and will demand that one touches their biceps.
    • Most of his fake pokedex entries applies this logic as well, almost to a disturbing degree.
      Tom: [Technological Filter] Floette, the Single Bloom Pokemon. If you take away its flower, it dies. Now that I've armed you with that knowledge, don't take away its flower.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: ProtonJon's co-coms sometimes treat him like one saying things as "you'll understand when you get older", and so on.
  • April Fools' Day:
    • April 1, 2016: Tom releases a video showing Fire Emblem Fates' soon-to-be released (at the time of recording) fourth path, Shattered Kinship, depicting what would happen if Corrin abandoned both families trying to seize power for himself. It's Smash Bros for Wii U's classic mode with Tom acting as if he's playing Fire Emblem.
    • On April 1, 2017, Tom releases a video showing a Shield Surfing Slam in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with face cam. The video actually consists of Tom blocking the view of Link with his face cam and being silent.
    • On April 1, 2018, Tom releases a video showing him beating the Original Super Mario Bros. backwards. This means that the entire video is played in reverse order
  • Ascended Meme: Screaming Quagsire was a one-off Twitter gag that now has both an emote on Twitch, a bit notification, and a t-shirt.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption: When he upgrades Laslow in Fire Emblem Fates: "It also goes well with the fact that he'snote —(Notices his armor) JESUS!
  • Berserk Button: Tom really hates when pity powerups are forced on him. This is especially apparent in Crash Bandicoot, where he rants about it whenever he receives a pity Aku Aku mask and even goes as far as intentionally taking damage just to get rid of them. In Parts 4, 6, and 19, it is unclear as to whether his rage is because of the levels that he is playing or if it is because he keeps getting Akus he doesn't want.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": A catchphrase of his being how bombastically he wants the target of his annoyance to shut up.
  • Brick Joke: The Keyblade Graveyard's ice cream truck. First appearing in the Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep livestreams during Ventus's story, when Tom notes that it would be funny if while exploring the place, you hear the echoing of an ice cream truck's jingle from off in the distance. The ice cream truck is referenced twice more, once during Aqua's visit to the world, and once in a Mood Whiplash moment during the Kingdom Hearts III finale when the full Real Organization XIII attacks the group.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": In many videos, such as episodes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Randomizer, he calls cows "beef dogs".
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • For subscriptions on Twitch: "Bingo! [Twitch user], thank you for the x months of [Sub type]. Enjoy your tinted glasses and emotes; here is a Sub for your sub! Mwah!" He gives an additional kiss for Tier 2 subs, and another for Tier 3 subs.
    • "Put me back in the water" can be considered this, seeing as how there are many times where he says this, and is easily one of the most quotable things he has said.
    • Lampshaded in Fire Emblem Fates in Paralouge 5, noting and joking about "They'll Live, He'll Live, She'll live, They'll be fine." being his catchphrase for this particular LP.
    • Wonders out loud during an episode of Tri Force Heroes if he has one of these, eventually deciding it's "[Blank] me!"note  for that LP.
  • Couch Gag: For Fire Emblem Fates when he is showing off the featured castle of the episode he usually makes a Running Gag where he steals the the ore, crops, and card then running off like a bandit in the night.
  • Double Entendre: Whenever he visits Wumba in a new world in Banjo-Tooie he makes a innuendo based on the transformation of that world, but most of the time forgets and he makes the innuendo relating to the last transformation in the next world if he remembers to make on at all, also doubles as Running Gag, it is also intentional not making it Accidental Innuendo.
  • Drinking Game:
    • In a Twitch stream for the original Mario Party, Tom instigates one of these. He would drink each time that the following occurs:
      • Someone lands on Chance Time, Happening, or Bowser space.
      • An opponent gets a star.
      • An opponent wins a minigame and he doesn't.
      • invokedA control-stick spinning minigame comes up.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: During Tom's early Twitch days, he contemplated on following ProtonJon's method of thanking subscribers by playing a sound clip. He was thinking of a clip from Pikmin 3 in which the ship sounded like it was saying "Fruit Bat". He did use that initially until he starts using Vegeta's "BINGO!", complete with Vegeta running in place.
  • Epic Fail: Episode 6 of Yooka-Laylee begins with Tom realizing he wasn't recording any game footage. Because the game autosaves, this forces Tom to start a brand new file.
  • Helium Speech: Sometimes his mic messes up and he sounds like a squeaky 12-year-old, more usually on his own or when commentating ProtonJon's streams.
  • Large Ham: Can really chew the scenery when provoked. Or when bored and something needs content.
  • Laughably Evil: Lord Dona'tor. His M.O. is taking hostages for ransom. Said hostages are lamps (although he has threatened to take the sun) and the ransoms are charity donations.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: As shown in Jon's streams, he has a wide variety of voices that he uses.
  • Million-to-One Chance:
    • In his Mario Party 1 stream, all four characters land on the same Chance Time space in one turn. This is all chronicled in the highlight, "Chance Time and Time Again".
    • In Fire Emblem Fates Paralogue 13, Tom experiences a 1% critical hit chance from a sorcerer on Caledon, which was the only way she would die, making him restart the ENTIRE CHAPTER OVER AGAIN. Though he didn't experience the 1% multiple times, he did have to restart the chapter over again several times, making the reaction priceless.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Tends to ham up slower scenes in games, especially rpgs.
    Tom: MORE STAIRS!note 
  • No Name Given: Nobody can remember... "... You"'s name in the Fire Emblem Awakening let's play, and their name isn't even shown.
  • Running Gag:
    • "Put me back in the water" can be considered this throughout the channel as a whole, whenever water or fish are involved.
    • Whenever he says "For the time being." in Fire Emblem Fates he often times will follow up with "For the glory of the time bean." because, this happens a lot.
    • In his Back at the Ranch series when ever he get Disk Chips on an expedition he will continually say Disk Chips (or even "Dik Chisps"), typically in a Australian accent because he usually goes on expeditions with the seemingly Australian Kavaro.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge:
    • For Star Fox 64, he played as many levels as he could in first person mode. Even though the all range segments of Star Fox 64 are unable to be played in first person he did play every other level possible in first person mode.
    • For Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion, he played with the weapons with the higher point rewards.
  • Spoiler Cover: The title cards for his Pokémon Sun and Moon Nuzlocke with Druox change in the middle to spoil that Druox lost the challenge, as indicated by a gravestone and a crying Rowlet.
  • That One Level: invokedTom hates Grunty Industries in Banjo-Tooie due to being large, confusing, and overall not fun, dreading the concept of going there after finishing Terrydactyl Land, saying that the Washing Machine transformation being the only slightly redeeming aspect of it, though he grows less reviled the more he played.
  • The Scrappy: invoked
    • Invoked. Tom really hates Severa from Fire Emblem Awakening and Selena from Fire Emblem Fates, who are incidentally the same person. Whenever they have a support conversation, he makes this clear for the most part, and gives them rather grating voices as well to emphasize this fact.
    • He's also not very fond of Kooper or Koops from Paper Mario. When he's not ignoring them, he'll often say something disparaging about them, whether in character or not. Kooper more so, since he gives him an annoying voice.
  • The Story Teller: Takes on this role during all the loading screens of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), as to keep not only himself but audience entertained during the infamous load times, being three separate videos, one for each character's campaign.
  • Vocal Evolution:
    • Happens with some of his voices. Captain Olimar's voice became a bit less gravelly while retaining the refined tones while Louie's voice became higher and less slowed down during the course of Pikmin 2.
    • Zigzagged with the President of Hocotate Freight, whose voice continually drifted between a gaspy, older voice, and one that was notably less so.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!:
    • His reaction to Peach also getting chance time right after Yoshi got it.
    • He responds similarly when a Warp Block swaps Donkey Kong with Yoshi, triggering another Chance Time - and then again when another Warp Block swaps him with Donkey Kong, triggering a fourth Chance Time. Keep in mind this was all in a single turn, as noted above in Million-to-One Chance.

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