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TOM 5 was the seventh host of Toonami and the sixth incarnation of TOM after TOM 3.5. TOM 5 was voiced by veteran voice actor Steve Blum. This version of TOM remained in service for over 6 years, from April 27, 2013 to November 30, 2019, when he was killed by the Forge Commander in episode 4 of The Forge. The backstory of how TOM 3.5 became TOM 5 has yet to be revealed and most likely will remain that way.

AppearanceEdit

TOM 5's design is considerably trimmed down compared to his previous incarnations, appearing much more streamlined and economical. He lost the muscle definition from his third body but retains overall human proportions. He retained the lights on his forearm but his Nuclear-Reactor returned to his left pectoral. He also had thrusters built into his back similar to TOM 4. Instead of the blue and white color scheme that most TOM incarnations had in the past, TOM 5's body was bluish gray and silver.

After the events of Countdown, TOM 5's body became heavily battle scarred. There was a huge burn mark and a crack over his visor, as well as a few scratches on his helmet. In addition his right chest-plate became slightly exposed and his left arm was burnt.

HistoryEdit

TOM 5 was announced during MomoCon 2013, and he assumed the position as host of Toonami on April 27, 2013. TOM 5's debut brought with it the return of SARA, a new Absolution, and an entire revamp of the block. However, the switch from TOM 3.5 to TOM 5 has never been explained.

During the events of The Intruder II, TOM 5 was forced to amputate his left arm after the Intruder's attack rendered it useless. He was then forced to sacrifice the Absolution in order to destroy the Intruder once and for all. After landing on Shogo 162, the restored SARA used the abandoned facility to produce a new arm for him. The arm was noticeably more archaic and bulky compared to his original design, although it functioned in the same manner.

During the comic book Trapped, TOM was able to leave the Vindication and explore Shogo 162. He discovered an abandoned settlement and crashed ship. He was given a new body by the occupant of the crashed ship and was tasked with battling a giant monster. TOM used a giant robot that he named "BIG TOM" to battle the Trabogog, the giant monster that was plaguing the planet. After the battle, TOM returned to the crashed ship but discovered only the skeletal remains of the occupant. TOM immediately returned to his original body and questioned if it was all a dream. Upon returning to the Vindication, TOM told SARA about his experience and SARA discovered his memory database had been injected with foreign code containing memories from a warrior who settled on Shogo 162 10,000 years ago. TOM ended the conversation by stating that he's "just happy to be home."

During The Intruder III, TOM 5 and SARA discovered that the Vindication was not a remote broadcasting station but instead a massive space vessel which they used to escape the imploding Shogo 162. With their new crew member Georgia, they began broadcasting Toonami while traveling through space aboard the Vindication.

During Countdown, TOM 5 was sent to the future where his body was severely damaged by an infected Future SARA and her murderous Future Clydes. Ultimately, he was sent back to his own time and was able to stop the countdown to the destruction of the Vindication. Though visibly damaged, TOM remained functional enough to continue as captain of the Vindication and host of Toonami.

TOM 5 met his end in episode 4 of The Forge, where he struggled to get the other TOMs onto the Vindication, before being shot dead by the Commander of the Forge.

SpeechesEdit

Main Article: TOM 5's Speeches

Like his predecessors, TOM 5 often delivered motivational, introspective speeches interspersed with clips from Toonami's shows. In total, TOM 5 delivered 9 Toonami speeches:

Video Game ReviewsEdit

Main Article: Video Game Reviews

As host of Toonami, TOM 5 delivered a total of 72 video game reviews.

Game

Review

Console

Rating

Air Date

Bioshock Infinite
BIOSHOCK INFINITE GAME REVIEW

BIOSHOCK INFINITE GAME REVIEW

XBOX 360 (9/10) April 27, 2013
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Toonami - Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Game Review (HD 1080p)

Toonami - Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Game Review (HD 1080p)

XBOX 360 (10/10) May 25, 2013
Metro Last Light
Metro Last Light GAME REVIEW

Metro Last Light GAME REVIEW

XBOX 360 (8/10) June 15, 2013
The Last Of Us
Toonami Game Review "The Last Of Us"

Toonami Game Review "The Last Of Us"

PlayStation 3 (10/10) June 29, 2013
Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection
TOONAMI METAL GEAR SOUL LEGACY COLLECTION Game Review

TOONAMI METAL GEAR SOUL LEGACY COLLECTION Game Review

PlayStation 3 (9.5/10) August 3, 2013
Pikmin 3
PIKMIN 3 Toonami Review

PIKMIN 3 Toonami Review

Wii U (9/10) August 31, 2013
Dragon's Crown
Toonami - Dragons Crown Game Review

Toonami - Dragons Crown Game Review

PlayStation 3 (8/10) September 7, 2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Toonami Splinter Cell Blacklist Game Review

Toonami Splinter Cell Blacklist Game Review

XBOX 360 (8/10) September 28, 2013
Puppeteer
Toonami Puppeteer Game Review

Toonami Puppeteer Game Review

PlayStation 3 (7.5/10) October 26, 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Toonami - Assassin's Creed IV Game Review (HD 1080p)

Toonami - Assassin's Creed IV Game Review (HD 1080p)

XBOX ONE ARRRRRR! January 25, 2014
Dead Rising 3
DEAD RISING 3 Game Review

DEAD RISING 3 Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) February 8, 2014
Strider
Strider Toonami Game Review

Strider Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (9/10) March 29, 2014
Titanfall
Titanfall - Toonami Game Review

Titanfall - Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (9/10) April 5, 2014
Child of Light
Toonami - Child of Light Game Review

Toonami - Child of Light Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) June 7, 2014
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Toonami - Wolfenstein The New Order Game Review

Toonami - Wolfenstein The New Order Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) June 14, 2014
Watch Dogs
Toonami - Watch Dogs Game Review

Toonami - Watch Dogs Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) July 26, 2014
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Valiant Hearts Toonami Game Review

Valiant Hearts Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) September 13, 2014
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Shadows of Mordor Toonami Review

Shadows of Mordor Toonami Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) October 18, 2014
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Assassin's Creed Rogue - Toonami Review

Assassin's Creed Rogue - Toonami Review

PlayStation 3 (8.5/10) January 10, 2015
Dying Light
Toonami - Dying Light Game Review

Toonami - Dying Light Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) February 28, 2015
The Order: 1886
The Order 1886 - Toonami Game Review

The Order 1886 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7/10) March 14, 2015
Dragonball Xenoverse
Dragonball Xenoverse - Toonami Game Review

Dragonball Xenoverse - Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) April 4, 2015
Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis DLC
Far Cry 4 Valley of The Yetis - Toonami Game Review

Far Cry 4 Valley of The Yetis - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) May 2, 2015
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori And The Blind Forest - Toonami Game Review

Ori And The Blind Forest - Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (9/10) May 9, 2015
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Wolfenstein The Old Blood - Toonami Game Review

Wolfenstein The Old Blood - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 6, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 - Toonami Game Review

The Witcher 3 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (9.5/10) July 4, 2015
J-Stars Victory VS +
J-Stars Victory VS - Toonami Game Review

J-Stars Victory VS - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7/10) August 15, 2015
Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight - Toonami Game Review

Shovel Knight - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 5, 2015
Volume
Volume - Toonami Game Review

Volume - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) October 10, 2015
Galak-Z
Galak-Z - Toonami Game Review (HD 1080p)

Galak-Z - Toonami Game Review (HD 1080p)

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) January 16, 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Toonami - Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Review (HD 1080p)

Toonami - Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Review (HD 1080p)

PlayStation 4 (9/10) February 6, 2016
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Toonami Game Review

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) March 19, 2016
Salt and Sanctuary
Salt and Sanctuary - Toonami Game Review

Salt and Sanctuary - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) April 23, 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
The Division - Toonami Game Review

The Division - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) May 7, 2016
Stories: The Path of Destinies
Stories The Path of Destinies - Toonami Game Review

Stories The Path of Destinies - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) June 16, 2016
DOOM
DOOM - Toonami Game Review

DOOM - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) July 23, 2016
Song of the Deep
Song of the Deep - Toonami Game Review

Song of the Deep - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) August 13, 2016
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter - Toonami Game Review

Hyper Light Drifter - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 3, 2016
Jotun
Jotun - Toonami Game Review

Jotun - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) December 10, 2016
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian - Toonami Game Review

The Last Guardian - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) January 14, 2017
DragonBall Xenoverse 2
DragonBall Xenoverse 2 - Toonami Game Review

DragonBall Xenoverse 2 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) February 11, 2017
Resident Evil: Biohazard
Resident Evil Biohazard - Toonami Game Review

Resident Evil Biohazard - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) April 22, 2017
Nioh
Nioh - Toonami Game Review

Nioh - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) April 29, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Toonami Game Review

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild - Toonami Game Review

Nintendo Switch (9/10) May 27, 2017
Injustice 2
Injustice 2 - Toonami Game Review

Injustice 2 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 17, 2017
Prey
Prey - Toonami Game Review

Prey - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 24, 2017
Rime
Rime - Toonami Game Review

Rime - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) July 8, 2017
Nex Machina
Nex Machina - Toonami Game Review

Nex Machina - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) July 15, 2017
The Flame in the Flood
The Flame in the Flood - Toonami Game Review

The Flame in the Flood - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) August 19, 2017
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun - Toonami Game Review

Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) September 9, 2017
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Uncharted The Lost Legacy - Toonami Game Review

Uncharted The Lost Legacy - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 16, 2017
Gundam Versus
Gundam Versus - Toonami Game Review

Gundam Versus - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10) December 2, 2017
Cuphead
Cuphead - Toonami Game Review

Cuphead - Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (9/10) December 9, 2017
Battle Chef Brigade
Battle Chef Brigade - Toonami Game Review

Battle Chef Brigade - Toonami Game Review

Nintendo Switch (8.5/10) December 16, 2017
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus - Toonami Game Review

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (9/10) December 30, 2017
JYDGE
JYDGE - Toonami Game Review

JYDGE - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch (7.5/10) January 27, 2018
Nier: Automata (ニーア オートマタ)
(April Fools 2018)
Nier Automata - Toonami Game Review Japanese Ver

Nier Automata - Toonami Game Review Japanese Ver.

PlayStation 4 (9/10) March 31, 2018
Nier: Automata
Nier Automata - Toonami Game Review English Ver

Nier Automata - Toonami Game Review English Ver.

PlayStation 4 (9/10) April 7, 2018
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human - Toonami Game Review

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human - Toonami Game Review

PC (STEAM) (8/10) April 21, 2018
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 - Toonami Game Review

Far Cry 5 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 9, 2018
Moonlighter
Moonlighter - Toonami Game Review

Moonlighter - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) July 21, 2018
Hollow Knight
Hollow Knight - Toonami Game Review

Hollow Knight - Toonami Game Review

Nintendo Switch (9/10) August 18, 2018
Dead Cells
Dead Cells - Toonami Game Review

Dead Cells - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) September 1, 2018
Spider-Man
Spiderman - Toonami Game Review

Spiderman - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) September 29, 2018
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Toonami Game Review

Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (9/10) November 17, 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Toonami Game Review

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (9/10) December 8, 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Toonami Game Review

Super Smash Bros Ultimate - Toonami Game Review

Nintendo Switch (9/10) January 5, 2019
Sundered: Eldritch Edition
Sundered Eldritch Edition - Toonami Game Review

Sundered Eldritch Edition - Toonami Game Review

XBOX ONE (8/10) February 23, 2019
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus - Toonami Game Review

Metro Exodus - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8/10) June 15, 2019
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Bloodstained Ritual of the Night - Toonami Game Review

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (8.5/10) August 10, 2019
198X
198X - Toonami Game Review

198X - Toonami Game Review

PlayStation 4 (7.5/10)
Incomplete
August 31, 2019
Cadence of Hyrule
Cadence of Hyrule - Toonami Game Review

Cadence of Hyrule - Toonami Game Review

Nintendo Switch (8.5/10) September 28, 2019
Untitled Goose Game
Untitled Goose Game - Toonami Game Review

Untitled Goose Game - Toonami Game Review

Nintendo Switch (8/10) November 2, 2019

Trivia Edit

  • TOM 5 was the longest serving host so far in the block's history.
  • For April Fools 2018, the Toonami bumpers involving TOM featured a Japanese voice actor, Masa Kanome, speaking Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.[1]
  • On June 6th, 2020, he made a cameo in the opening of the block where his successor replayed the "Equality" speech.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "For those of you #Toonami fans who have been asking... ". twitter.com/Clarknova1. April 2, 2018. https://twitter.com/Clarknova1/status/980972091536216064. 
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