You know, I've noticed that too. Fans will either say "Tom isn't gay!" or don't address him at all and rage about Marco. When it comes to Tomco, Tom's sexuality is rarely talked about and even when it is the fandom swears he's straight. And I'm like "No, he's not. He's not gay, he's not bi. He's pansexual. We literally have conformation of this." I mean, those colors on his ice cream can NOT be a coincidence. Daron knew what she was doing. XD -Bunny Anon
I suppose more people direct to Marco because of Sta//rco, and well…..you know that part of the fandom can be pretty extreme depending on the people there.
The Crew and show can’t and aren’t allowed to really reveal sexualities of the characters, so you have to kinda make assumptions of your own based upon the characters interactions with others.
With Tom, yeah, he’s clearly into girls. But that doesn’t forbid him from having attraction to any other character on the show that isn’t cis/female.
Look, I know the Ice Cream is far-fetched, but all i have to say is this:
If this isn’t meant to be a hint, then explain why…
A. It resembles the pan flag down the exact colors and the exact order of colors. (Like, even if they wanted these colors, they didn’t have to put them in this exact order)
B. If it’s meant to mean nothing, then why couldn’t the crew make it chocolate or vanilla? I’ve never seen an icecream flavor like that before, why not make it something more identifiable?
“It’s not an icecream cone, it’s shaved ice!!”
No, it’s clearly ice cream, because Tom is eating it from a edible CONE. Shaved ice is literally ice, who eats that on a waffle cone???!! You’d make it all gross and soggy.
Cartoons have subtle hints, and i wouldn’t be surprised if this was the crew’s way of giving Tom a canon sexuality without actually saying.
Not sure if Tom being hinted as pan was resulted from Tomco and/or the crew’s knowledge of the trans Marco theory, but that’s also a possibility.