For the similarly named character, see Thomas Markinson.
First appearing in Syphon Filter 2. Thomas Holman is an underling of Dillon Morgan and former classmate of Lian Xing in The Agency training academy.
Syphon Filter 2
Holman was a low-level Agency operative active during the Syphon Filter investigation in 1999. He underwent Agency training at the same time as Lian Xing, but while Xing's assignment became the international terrorism unit with new partner Gabriel Logan, Holman ended up in the FEMA unit. From there, he worked as one of the Agency's monitors and contacts within the organization.
Once Agent Xing went rogue, operatives recaptured her in Kazakhstan and brought her to the McKenzie airbase in Colorado to extract the plasma containing Syphon Filter. The Agency assigned Holman under Dillion Morgan, and he helped prepare the plasma of Jonathan Phagan for delivery to New York.
Xing interrogated Holman when he separated from his Agency associates, and injured him in the leg. Holman confessed his next mission was to find discs in PharCom's Exposition Center. Morgan found Holman later and he denied talking, but the Agency expected Logan and Xing to follow them.
Personality and characteristics
"You're a liar, Holman. And not a very good one!"
-Lian comments on Holman's incompetency during his interrogation
As with most other Agency personnel, Holman lacked a sense of integrity and was prone to consummate deception like Jason Chance. He apparently 'failed this course' in training. This was a trait that Lian exploited, along with limited torture. He eventually spilled the beans after Lian threatened to kill him and wounded him with a silenced MP5 to prove her point.
Despite being a unique character, Holman (like Falkan) is given the same character model as regular Agency operatives during gameplay. He is the only antagonist who is never killed by any characters.