- “What's with the outfit? Live in the now, okay? You look like DeBarge!”
- ―Buffy Summers to Thomas[src]
- “Come on. What are you afraid of?”
- ―Thomas to Willow Rosenberg[src]
Thomas' manner of clothing suggested that he was sired during the late seventies. After being turned into a vampire, Thomas became part of the Order of Aurelius, an ancient cult of vampires ruled by the Master that worshiped the Old Ones, the original, pure-breed demons that ruled Earth prior to humanity.
In early 1997, in the night prior to the Harvest, Thomas was sent to the surface alongside Darla to find offerings for the Master to feed on. At the Bronze, Thomas approached Willow Rosenberg, who was not accustomed to socializing with boys. He lured the unsuspecting Willow by asking her to an ice cream bar.
Instead, he took her through one of Sunnydale's graveyards and forced her into a mausoleum which served as entrance to the Order's lair. However, still at the mausoleum, Thomas fought and was staked by the Slayer, Buffy Summers, who had recognized his vampire status because of his outdated outfit.
Personality and traits
- “He was young and stupid.”
Despite his relative young age when compared with fellow members of the Order, Thomas was rather confident in his abilities, speaking to Darla, not only a far older vampire but also the Master's favorite, as his equal. Like Darla, Thomas acted gaining the trust of his victims to make attacks more likely to succeed.
However, unlike Darla, Thomas was not as talented in blending in. He was not in touch with late 90's fashion, and dressed in a way that led the Slayer to compare him with the 80's musical group DeBarge.
Behind the scenes
- He was portrayed by J. Patrick Lawlor.
- Thomas was the first vampire killed in the show.