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Spiky Tom is one of Bowser's Koopatrols guarding Princess Peach's Castle during the events of Paper Mario. Spiky Tom and his two friends (Mr. Hammer and Spiky John) are going to have a quiz show; however, they need one more person. Princess Peach shows up, and they all decide to let her play. Immediately after the quiz ends, Spiky John leaves the room.
Bowser then comes in the room wanting to join the quiz; however, when Mr. Hammer and Spiky Tom tell him that the quiz is over, he gets angry. Bowser spots Peach and tells Spiky Tom and Mr. Hammer to toss Peach back in her room. Spiky Tom does so and is never heard from again.
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of toge (刺, spine) + -nosuke (part of the Japanese male name Kinosuke, 喜之助 or 喜之介).