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But on the plus side, that was AWESOME!
—Tomika about Summer's epic fail

Tomika is a main character in School of Rock. She is the Bass Guitar Player and Lead Singer in the band, School of Rock. She is currently a student at William B. Travis Prep School.

She is portrayed by Breanna Yde.

Information

Tomika is Summer's best friend, and she is friends with everyone except for Clark, whom she treated as her arch-enemy. She has a secret fear to sleep away from home and can't fall asleep without her wobble named Pam Lam. She didn't tell Summer about her secret fear because she feels embarrassed. She has a rock named Lucy who she thinks brings her luck. Tomika is a risk-taker, who has a passion for skateboarding and being the lead singer and bassist in the band.

Personality

Tomika is a fun-loving tomboy with a kick-butt attitude. A gifted bassist with the pipes to match, she’s the definition of a double threat. She’s down to earth and tells it like it is, which is why she is such a great best friend to Summer. Tomika is more comfortable with a skateboard than a microphone, but whether it's on a half pipe or a stage, she’s a star! She's a daredevil when it comes to challenges, and a rocker when it comes to the band!

Relationships

Summer Hathaway

Best Friend

Main Article: Summer and Tomika

Summer is Tomika's best friend. Tomika will always stand at Summer's side, and will try to help her no matter what. She would do about anything to make Summer happy.

Zack Kwan

Possible Crush/Good Friends

Main Article: Zack and Tomika

Tomika and Zack are shown to be very good friends. In the episode Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, while working on a love song together, they accidentally kiss. Tomika thinks that Zack kissed him while also Zack thinks that she kissed him, but they really kissed each other. Tomika then tells Mr. Finn that she thinks Zack is in love with her​, which is not the case. Mr. Finn advises her to tell Zack how she really feels. So Tomika then went to Zack's house and climbed up to his terrace and told him that she doesn't love him and wanted to be friends again. Zack was relieved that she said that because he felt the same way. They both admit that it was nice that they were each other's first kiss. They then perform their song This Isn't Love the next day at school.

Quotes

'He's cute!' Are you happy?
—Tomika talking about Freddy to make Summer happy.

Trivia

  • Tomika's the only main character that has not had her last name revealed.
  • Unlike the other main characters who are directly based on their respective counterparts of the original 2003 film, she is loosely based on the character played by Maryam Hassan in the original 2003 movie as in that film, Tomika was a minor character and she was the secondary singer and the lead choir of the band.
    • She seems to be based on the character Katie played by Rebecca Brown in the original film due to both characters play similar roles in their respective media as well both being the bassist of the band.
  • Demi Lovato is her idol.
  • When she lies, her eyebrows go up.
  • She has two pets, a dog and a cat.
  • She is very competitive and will accept any dare she is given.
  • She is shown to be short for her age and once stated she was too short to ride a roller coaster.
  • She has two brothers, one older and one younger. Her older brother has a girlfriend who is a junior in high school and DJs on the weekend and her younger brother, who's four months old, is mentioned in Do You Want to Know a Secret? as the person Tomika would talk to about the band.
  • She is right-handed.
  • She is the lead singer of the band, as stated in the episode "True Colors".
  • She and Freddy share some of the same interests.
  • Tomika is currently portrayed by Breanna Yde, in the original film she was potrayed by Rebecca Brown, who potrayed Katie, but was like the character, Tomika.

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