|Anime debut||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 16: "The Scars of Defeat"|
Sam, known as Tom in the manga and Japanese version, is an amateur Duelist whom Maximillion Pegasus used to humiliate Bandit Keith.
Sam was present at the Intercontinental Duel Monsters Tournament in New York City, having learned to play Duel Monsters the week before.
At the start of Pegasus' Duel with Bandit Keith, Pegasus scanned Keith's mind with his Millennium Eye. He wrote down some instructions on a piece of paper and called Sam over. Using the instructions provided to him, Sam defeated Keith in a single turn.