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Come on, pretty boy....
Tommy to Arthur Morgan

Tommy is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



Tommy is a resident of Valentine. Due to his burly appearance, he is viewed by the townsfolk as the local tough guy and is notorious in the community for his fighting prowess.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

While drunk, Bill Williamson starts a fight with a man in the Smithfield's Saloon and a large brawl breaks out. Tommy hears the fight from upstairs and furiously marches down to join.

The bartender begs him to stay out of the fight, but Tommy ignores him and immediately begins to fight with Javier Escuella, who punches Tommy in the face, but he is unfazed by the attack and begins to beat Javier to a pulp. Bill commands Arthur Morgan to save Javier. Arthur tries to attack Tommy and initially seems to be no match for him. Tommy resists Arthur with ease and throws him out the bar's front window, before heading outside to continue their brawl in the street. After some time of continuous fighting, Arthur gains the upper hand and savagely beats Tommy. He is nearly killed until the intervention of Thomas Downes, who subsequently helps him away from the scene in his severely injured state.

Later, Tommy can be seen eating with some men inside Smithfield's Saloon. Arthur can try to make amends, but Tommy only replies with incoherence, which seems to indicate brain damage as a result of the beating he received from Arthur.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2


What the hell is going on down here?
Tommy wondering what is going on in the saloon
Ya hit like a girl. Ya bum.
Tommy to Javier Escuella while beating him up
You want some too, huh?
Tommy to Arthur, when Arthur attacks him to save Javier


  • After "Americans at Rest", Arthur can encounter a man outside who saw the fight. The man is angry at him for nearly killing Tommy and states that Tommy has "Gone funny since then", a belief shared by many townspeople in Valentine.
    • Arthur can also encounter a man in the bar, who remembers the fight as well. The man states that Tommy "ain't all there. Like the lamp's lit, but there's no one home."
  • Mickey states that he was once beaten up by Tommy.
  • Judging by his state in "A Quiet Time", it is possible that Tommy has Broca's Aphasia, which is caused by heavy trauma to the left side of the brain, resulting in impairment of language and speech. This could have been caused by the numerous heavy blows to the head that he received during his fight with Arthur.
  • Tommy shares numerous traits and thematic elements with Russell from the Rockstar Games 2006 title Bully. Both are very feared for their immense physical strength and stature, and are also the first fist fight bosses for the protagonists.