>>99295673>Tom being a half monster, instead of a demon?
In the episode where we learned about the Monster vs Mewman distinctions the thing that spurred Star to ask her mom was seeing Tom be mistaken for a monster while they were shopping, and Star used Tom as an example when questioning Moon about where the line is drawn.
The explanation given in that episode, as was commonly speculated beforehand, was that the "civilized non-Mewman races" aren't considered "monsters" because they are headed by wealthy and powerful families who have carved out a proper Kingdom on Mewni. That's it.
Tom has grounds to claim being a "monster" as much as Pony Head or Rich Pigeon does.
He's choosing present as/embrace that identity now NOT because he's had some epiphany or really identifies with their struggles, because as shown in Monster Bash he really doesn't give a shit about this stuff, but because lumping himself in with monsters distinguishes him from Marco and makes him more appealing to Star. The only reason he's getting involved with any of this bullshit is for Star.
I really doubt that Tom is being set up positively with this storyline, there's so many things wrong with how he's been acting and the problems being with Star has created for both of them.
Even outside of the "healthy relationships" angle, from a "social justice" perspective Tom is literally being set up as an "Uncle Tom," someone who can claim minority representation but doesn't "act like one should" and tries to get other minorities to "fall in line.">"He's rich, doesn't count."
The problem with this episode is that neither of these shortcomings by Tom are actually addressed within the episode, it's just setting up future conflict very passively.