Tom-B292

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Tom
Biographical information

Date of birth:

2531

Gender:

Male

Hair color:

Black[1]

Political and military information

Spartan tag:

B292

Rank:

Petty Officer Second Class[1]

 

Tom-B292 is a SPARTAN-III supersoldier of Beta Company.[2]

Biography[edit]

Orphaned by the Covenant when his homeworld was glassed, he joined the SPARTAN-III program at age six in 2539 in order to get revenge. He was trained by Lieutenant Commander Kurt Ambrose and Senior Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez for six years. Tom, along with Lucy-B091, Adam-B004 and Min-B174, became "Team Foxtrot," one of the organized Spartan-III combat teams.[2]

Operation: TORPEDO[edit]

Main article: Operation: TORPEDO

When they were only 12 years old, the young Spartans were sent to destroy a Covenant refinery on Pegasi Delta in Operation: TORPEDO. As the Spartans faced superior enemy forces, they were wiped out, but Fireteam Foxtrot managed to reach the inside of the refinery. Only Lucy-B091 and Tom-B292 survived the fight, as they jumped out of the facility into a nearby ocean just before its core went critical.[3]

Battle of Onyx[edit]

Main article: Battle of Onyx

Despite Colonel Ackerson's wish to have Tom for his own private operations, Kurt managed to have him and Lucy assigned to help him train the SPARTAN-III Gamma Company on Onyx alongside himself and Chief Mendez.[1]

When the Battle of Onyx broke out in 2552, Tom fought alongside his fellow Spartans, eventually making a stand at the entrance to the shield world in the core room antechamber. When ordered by Lieutenant Commander Ambrose to enter the rift to the shield world, he refused saying that he would be court-martialed before he would leave Kurt's side. Kurt then knocked him out with a blow to the underside of his helmet and ordered Lucy to take the unconscious Spartan with her into the shield world. He and Lucy were the last Spartans to leave the battle, surviving through Kurt's sacrifice.[4]

Shield world and later career[edit]

After recovering from Kurt's blow, which left him with a bruise on his chin, Tom joined the rest of the survivors in reconnaissance of the shield world. He searched the area with Kelly-087, Olivia, Dr. Halsey and Chief Mendez.[5] While they were searching they found several alien animals. Later, Mendez and Halsey had a discussion about the Spartans, when suddenly a flying object swooped down on them. Tom was nearest to Halsey and tackled her to the ground to protect her.[6] After Kelly said it was okay, Tom helped Halsey up, the object turned out to be a small cylinder, before anyone could catch it, it flew off. When Halsey noticed his bruise, he reaffirmed how he wouldn't have left Kurt-051 to fight on his own.[7]

Some time later, Lucy-B091 disappeared inside a Forerunner structure, and eventually returned with a group of Huragok, which helped the human survivors open communications with the ONI ships outside the shield world. Soon after, the Huragok also brought the sphere into normal space from its compressed slipspace bubble. The few days the survivors had spent in the shield world amounted for over three months in normal space-time; though they entered the slipspace bubble in early November 2552, they would exit in February 2553.[8] Tom and the other survivors were then taken aboard the UNSC Port Stanley by the ONI team Kilo-Five, and headed to Earth for a debriefing in HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6.[9] He and the other remaining SPARTAN-IIIs were later offered the chance to integrate into the SPARTAN-IV Program under the leadership of the surviving SPARTAN-IIs.[10]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 98
  2. ^ a b Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 15
  3. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 27
  4. ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 368-369
  5. ^ Halo: Glasslands, page 13
  6. ^ Halo: Glasslands, page 40
  7. ^ Halo: Glasslands, page 42
  8. ^ Halo: Glasslands, page 382-389
  9. ^ Halo: Glasslands, page 401
  10. ^ Halo: Glasslands, page 435