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Remember: I'm not the only one with horns.
―Tom, to Star[src]

Thomas "Tom" Lucitor[9][10] is the demon prince of the Underworld and Star Butterfly's boyfriend.[11] Originally introduced as an antagonistic character to Marco Diaz, he has since become a recurring character and one of Marco's friends.

Appearance

Tom has spiky salmon-colored hair, very pale lilac skin, three red eyes (one in the middle of his forehead), black vertical lines under and around his eyes, two pale-orange white-tipped horns on the sides of his head, sharp teeth, and pointy ears and nose.

His usual attire consists of a red tattered T-shirt with a star within a maroon circle in the center, long dark-red wristbands, maroon ragged shorts, a dark gray studded belt, brown-tipped orange boots, a hoop earring on his right ear, and two studs in his left ear.

In "Blood Moon Ball", "Mr. Candle Cares", "Demoncism", and "Monster Bash", he wears a simple black jacket with black pants and shoes, a large black belt with an army green buckle, a white button-up shirt with a protruding collar, a loosely worn black tie, and special "three-lens" sunglasses.

In "Lava Lake Beach", Tom has a tattoo or birthmark of what appears to be a pitchfork on his right arm. He also wears one of Marco's hoodies with the sleeves ripped off, shorts, and sandals.

He is considered to be very attractive, as several girls in Echo Creek Academy stare at and whisper about him when he passes by.

Personality

Tom is considerably short-tempered, quick to lose said temper at the slightest provocation. When he is angry, Tom's eyes glow bright red, and he sometimes speaks in a low-pitched demonic voice. Since hiring his life coach Brian, however, Tom is shown to be much more in control of his anger, as evidenced by his 53-day anger-free streak. He has a very controlling personality, wanting things to go exactly the way he wants them; anything that deviates from his plans can set off his temper, even small things like Star not wanting to wear a spider on her head.

When not enraged, Tom can be rather easygoing, as he understands that Star might not want to go to the ball in "Blood Moon Ball" and is later willing to listen to Marco in "Mr. Candle Cares". In addition, he makes a genuine effort to overcome his anger issues in "Friendenemies", and he can be generous and compromising, as demonstrated when he resurrects Mackie Hand from the dead for Marco.

Over time, Tom has grown to be an extremely understanding and respectful prince, determined to be a better person to his friends and subjects. In "Club Snubbed", he behaves gentlemanly and polite toward his fellow royals at the Silver Bell Ball, and he does his best to give Star her space and let her make her own decision. In "Demonism", he tries to rid himself of his inner demons. These developments help Tom reconcile his relationship with Star again. Although "Monster Bash" shows that Tom still has problems with his temper, as he becomes annoyed at Star choosing to keep watch over the Mewman/monster gathering rather than spend time with him.

Relationships

Star Butterfly

S3E12 Star and Tom walking together with pinwheels

Star and Tom walking together.

Tom is first introduced as Star's ex-boyfriend.[12] He is very persistent in going out with her again, though she is mostly against the idea. In "Mr. Candle Cares", however, he slowly comes to terms with the fact that they may never get back together. It is shown that Tom cares for Star, but shows it in a jealous manner when she is with Marco.

In "Blood Moon Ball", Star freezes Tom when his anger and jealousy towards Marco get the best of him. It is hinted that Star is used to his behavior, making it one of the reasons she broke up with him. In "Mr. Candle Cares", Marco helps him realize that he cannot make Star fall in love with him by force, and he gives Star her space as a result of that realization.

In "Club Snubbed", Tom's wishes to give Star space at the Silver Bell Ball after learning that she has a crush on Marco during Song Day in "Face the Music" are misinterpreted as ignoring her, causing them to argue. After they share a magical dance, however, they start over on friendlier terms.

In "Demoncism", Star tries to talk Tom out of getting a demoncism to remove the demons inside him, but Tom says he wants this because he admires her and wants to change. Star storms off, but as Tom goes through the agonizing ritual, she returns and comforts him until it's over. Star and Tom's relationship ends up stronger through this ordeal, and Pony Head catches them holding hands. In "Lint Catcher", Star and Tom are revealed to be back together as they hang out, playing games and eating burritos together.

In "Lava Lake Beach", Tom officially refers to Star as his girlfriend, and they share their first on-screen kiss on the Underworld beach. In "Monster Bash", he tries to spend time with Star after her recent hard work to unite Mewmans and monsters.

Marco Diaz

S2E19 Tom and Marco pictures

Tom and Marco hanging out.

When Tom first meets Marco, he greets him cordially, in spite of losing his hand due to Marco karate-chopping it off. However, after Star and Marco dance together at the Blood Moon Ball, costing Tom the chance to have his soul bound with hers, Tom becomes utterly enraged at Marco, attempting to attack him before Star intervenes. He hated Marco afterwards and saw him as a rival for Star's attention; jealous of how close they are. By the end of "Mr. Candle Cares", the two are on slightly friendlier terms, having bonded over a mutual admiration for Star's free-spirited nature. In "Friendenemies", the two bond further over a shared love for the band Love Sentence and the martial arts movie star Mackie Hand, though they end the episode by stating they still do not like each other. Despite this, they have hung out semi-regularly since then, as Tom says in "Naysaya". In "Lint Catcher", he and Marco are happy to see each other when Marco returns to Mewni.

Brian

S1E15 Brian giving Tom advice

Brian giving Tom advice.

Brian is Tom's life coach. He helps him control his anger and get over his breakup with Star. Tom usually listens to his advice, but after losing his chance to have his soul bound to Star's, he pushes Brian away when he tries to calm him down. However, he is still seen helping Tom with his anger issues in "Friendenemies", disguising himself as a white tiger in order to observe Tom's interactions with Marco.

Mr. Candle

S2E3 Mr. Candle communicating with Tom

Tom communicating with Mr. Candle.

Mr. Candle is Tom's minion/employee. He initially poses as a guidance counselor at Echo Creek Academy to spy on Marco and Star for him. Tom can be impatient and demanding with him.

Powers and abilities

  • Pyrokinesis: Tom is able to produce and control fire. In the series' theme song, he offers Star a burning rose, and in "Blood Moon Ball", he creates fire with his hands and footsteps.
  • Body-part restoration: Tom can still control his limbs after they have been severed and even reattach them.
  • 360-degree neck rotation: Tom has the ability to rotate his neck 360-degrees.
  • Telekinesis: In "Mr. Candle Cares", Tom demonstrates telekinesis, with him being able to undo Marco's chains without touching them and levitate ping pong balls.
  • Levitation: In "Mr. Candle Cares", Tom can make himself float in the air unassisted.
  • Necromancy: In "Friendenemies", Tom displays the ability to resurrect the dead, reviving the martial arts movie star Mackie Hand.
  • Curse infliction: In "Naysaya", Tom reveals that he placed a Naysaya demon curse on Marco.
  • Sealing: In "Monster Bash", Tom uses an incantation to try and seal Mina Loveberry inside a runic stone box.

Sightings

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Gallery

S1E15 I'm here to take you to the Blood Moon Ball
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Trivia

  • As seen in a storyboard test, Tom originally had a different design, including a different hairstyle and horns.[8]
    • Also, Tom was even more short-tempered and prone to angry, childish tantrums. He was also petty and disproportionately vengeful, threatening to unleash hordes of demons and monsters upon the Earth just because Star refuses to go with him to Demon Prom.
  • His name is likely a reference to "The Devil and Tom Walker", Washington Irving's adaptation of the story of Faust.
  • Tom inherited his anger issues from his father.[5]
    • Tom's father was also mentioned by Daron in an earlier interview during season 1 to have been thought of as an "Anger Demon" but was changed in production to a humanoid character in "Club Snubbed". This in turn makes Tom half-demon.
  • According to Daron Nefcy on her Twitter, Tom uses a ton of hairspray to get his hairstyle.[13]
  • In season 1, Tom's tongue is purple, but from season 2 onwards, his tongue is red.
  • Tom's last name is revealed to be Lucitor in the book Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension.
    • This is likely a reference to Lucifer, the fallen angel in Christianity commonly associated with Satan/the devil.
    • The book also revealed that Tom put another curse on Marco; one that would inform him whenever Marco spoke Star's name. But since Marco says Star's name all the time, the curse was functionally useless, so Tom had it outsourced to one of his minions, with instructions to inform him if Marco ever used Star's name in a romantic sense.
  • According to Dominic Bisignano, Tom's parents are named Wrathmelior and Dave.[6] This is confirmed in "Club Snubbed".
  • It can be noted in the corner of Tom's room he has a #1 trophy for ping pong, which implies he's been playing for years and is really good at it. Marco Diaz, both in Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension,and "Mr. Candle Cares", says he cheats.
  • According to Manfred and Star in "Club Snubbed", Tom is considered to be one of the best dancers in Mewni. It is also revealed Star and Tom first met at the Silver Bell Ball, and their relationship was public knowledge.
  • According to Sabrina Cotugno, Tom has something of a "Mewman passing privilege" in order to have any relationship with Star and that Moon would likely not have let them date if he identified as a monster.[14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Season 2, episode 19: "Friendenemies"
  2. Season 2, episode 26: "Naysaya"
  3. Season 3, episode 12: "Demoncism"
  4. Season 3, episode 17: "Starfari"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Drew Taylor (2015-07-20). Creator Daron Nefcy Guides Us Through Tonight’s Star-Studded Episode of Star Vs. the Forces of Evil. Disney Insider. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dominic Bisignano (2017-07-27). Hello What are the first names of King and Queen.... Tumblr. Retrieved on 2017 July 27.
  7. Daron Nefcy (2015-07-20). @DeroyMegan marshmallow and I'd say a 10! He's a good cook.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named starboard
  9. Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) 16. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
  10. Season 3, episode 10: "Club Snubbed"
  11. Season 3, episode 19: "Lava Lake Beach"
  12. Star Butterfly in "Blood Moon Ball": "We broke up! Period!"
  13. Daron Nefcy (2016-10-12). @kazietronix so much. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
  14. Sabrina Cotugno (2017-06-07). Is tom a monster like ludo or toffee?. Tumblr. Retrieved on 2017 November 1.


ved Star vs. the Forces of Evil Characters
Main characters
Star ButterflyMarco DiazLudo
Characters from Earth
Diaz family:
Angie DiazLinda DiazRafael Diaz

Echo Creek Academy:
Alfonzo DolittleAndreaAwesome OpossumsBeckyBlake LemonsBrittney WongChantalChelsea McNelseyEdFerguson O'durgusonFrancis SmithingtonHope HadleyIngrid BloomgrenJackie Lynn ThomasJanna OrdoniaJustin ArmbergLars VanderdudLeahMegan GandlymMiss SkullnickMoobs SquitsonOskar GreasonPrincipal SkeevesRaya RouseySabrina BackintoshStarFan13TimmyZeke


Other:
Amy VendrosianBon BonBrigidCharlie BoothJeremy BirnbaumLove SentenceLydiaMackie HandMarisolMrs. LiaoSensei BrantleyWarriors

Characters from Mewni
Butterfly family:
Eclipsa ButterflyGlossaryckKing ButterflyLil ChaunceyManfredManticoreQueen ButterflyRoyal guard babysitterSir Lavabo

Pony Head family:
King Pony HeadPony Head


Underworld:
BrianMr. CandleTom Lucitor


Other:
Buff Frog's tadpolesDennisDogbullFlower monstersFooldukeHiggsHydraJohansen familyMewmansMillhorseMime GirlMina LoveberryRuberiotWarnicorns

Characters from other dimensions
Magic High Commission:
HekapooLekmetOmnitraxus PrimeRhombulus

St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses:
GeminiGuardsMiss HeinousPrincess SmooshyRasticoreSt. Olga's princesses


Pixtopia:
Pixie clerkPixie EmpressPixie taskmasterPixies


Other:
Father TimeHeliosHungry LarryJorbyKellyNaysayaPreston Change-OQuest Buy sloth clerksRiddle SphinxRoySquaresWilloughby

Ludo's army
Bald eagleBeard DeerBearicornBig ChickenBoo FlyBuff FrogEmmittGiant spiderLobster ClawsMan ArmSpikeballsThree-eyed Potato BabyToffeeUnnamed bat monsterUnnamed crocodile monsterUnnamed flower monsterUnnamed frill-neck monsterUnnamed giraffe monsterUnnamed goat monsterUnnamed lizard monsterUnnamed mushroom monsterUnnamed two headed monsterUnnamed warthog monster
Star Butterfly's creations
Butterfly monsterCloudyGiant magical squirrelsLaser puppiesMonster ArmSpider With a Top HatThree-eyed firecats

Start a Discussion Discussions about Tom Lucitor

  • IS STAR JUST USING TOM TO GET OVER WITH MARCO?

    15 messages
    • Janna and Tom. I feel like they'd have SOME form of on screen chemistry, romantic or otherwise.  And pretty sure she did jokes to get ...
    • OH lmao. I read it quickly and was thinking "who the heck is Jantom?". Well, it'd certainly be an interesting meeting.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil - San Diego Comic-Con clip

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    • TSLinnen wrote: I told you it wasn't a flashback, but the dance with Star and Tom is beautiful! :) I have to agree with you. It was pre...
    • Well, TomStar is canon now... <3 XD you have to admit their relationship is prettyy adorable.

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