- This article is about the character. For the voice actor, see Tom Wyner.
Appearance and conceptEdit
Tom's original appearance resembles the French actor Jean Reno, and possibly inspired from films portraying him as martially skilled figures, his most famous being that of his breakthrough film Léon: The Professional.
Tom is a veteran soldier whose fighting style is a mix of martial arts and military skills. Despite being a skilled soldier, he was forced to retire from the military after a "certain incident" whose details are unknown. Afterwards, he opened a training gym in New York. Regarding fellow servicemen Guile and Charlie, he has heard the two mentioned in his career, particularly the latter when it came to internal incidents.
Tom was a good friend of Alex's father, and when Alex's parents died, Tom took care of him. Seeing that Alex had talent for martial arts, Tom decided to train him. Alex trains daily at Tom's gym, and learned everything he knows about fighting from Tom. Tom is also good friends with a few his regulars who attend the gym.
Tom is mentioned by Patricia in Alex's character story, informing Alex about her father's invitation.
Street Fighter III series Edit
Gill had seriously injured Tom in a fight, and Alex decides to enter the third World Warrior tournament to avenge him. Even though Tom had told Alex that Gill had won fairly, Tom allowed Alex to go, letting him make his own decisions. After defeating Gill, Alex went home to find Tom recovered.
Tom appears in Alex's ending from Capcom Fighting Evolution.
- Alex's card from SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS mistakenly says that Tom was killed by Gill.
- Urien seems to have a connection to Tom; when Alex asks if Urien knew someone named Tom, Urien becomes upset and demands that name to never be mentioned again.