THROG
(Earth-97161)

Real Name: Simon Walterson

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-97161) human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer; former police forensics officer (while on Battleworld), philanthropist, football player

Group Membership: The Pet Avengers (Hairball/Niels, Lockheed, Lockjaw, Ms. Lion, Redwing, Zabu); formerly Thors (of Battleworld) (Destroyer Thor, Groot Thor, Rune Thor, Stormborn, Thrr, Ultimate Thor/Thorlief, numerous others), the Frogs of Central Park (Marshmouth, Swamptongue, others), an unidentified football team

Affiliations: The Avengers (Luke Cage, Captain America/Bucky Barnes, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Steve Rogers, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Thing/Ben Grimm, Thor/Thor Odinson, War Machine/Jim Rhodes, Wolverine/James Howlett), Bo, Cosmo, Damiella, Fin Fang Foom, the Frogs of Central Park (Marshmouth, Swamptongue, others), the Pet Avengers (Hairball/Neils, Lockheed, Lockjaw, Ms. Lion, Redwing, Zabu), Toothgnasher, Toothgrinder, the Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg);
(while on Battleworld): Arcade, Thors (Thorlief, Thrr, others), Zadkiel

Enemies: Devil Dinosaur, Giganto, the Golden One (Morgan), Grott the Planet-Slayer, the Pets of Evil Masters (Bitey McSpidey-Bite, Cuddles, Falconia, Mikhol, Thori, Tiger Wild, Vulture von Doom), the rats of Central Park, Thanos;
(while on Battleworld): The Ghost Racers (Alejandra Blaze, Knuckles O'Shaughnessy, Robbie Reyes), Loki

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife & unborn child (deceased)

Aliases: Frog Thor, Puddlegup; "the Frog of Thunder," "the Frog"

Base of Operations: Pet Avengers Mansion in New York City, New York, USA; formerly Doomstadt, Battleworld; Central Park, New York, USA

First Appearance: Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1 (July, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Blessed with the power of Thor, Throg was able to summon forth thunder and lightning and fly by grasping the leather thong of his hammer after it was thrown. He was also much stronger than the average frog, able to knock back alligators and harm Thanos and a Yeti with his strikes, and had superhuman durability allowing him to withstand punches from a superhumanly strong Yeti. Throg also had human-level intelligence, allowing him to communicate with humans.

Height: 5.3"; (as Puddlegup): 4.7"; (as Simon Walterson): 6'0"
Weight: 16.3 oz.; (as Puddlegup): 3.81 oz.; (as Simon Walterson): 240 lbs.
Eyes: Yellow; (as Simon Walterson): Brown
Hair: None; (as Simon Walterson): Black

History: (Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1 (fb)) - In Newark, football player Simon Walterson excelled at college football and was drafted into professional football. Unfortunately, Simon injured his knee, ending his career, but soon found love, whom he married and later aided the homeless with. When she died, Simon found himself stricken with grief and gave up on helping the community and world, spending his money on mystics and fortune tellers, hoping to find someone that could reunite him with his deceased wife. After all proved illegitimate, Simon found a seer who was able to tell Simon things about his wife that only he had known. She also informed Simon that his wife had been pregnant at the time of her death but soon demanded payment for her skills. Having used his money on phonies, Simon could not pay the seer and she cursed him. Reawakening in the body of a frog, Simon made his way to Central Park, where he found himself amidst a battle between the frogs and rats of Central Park. After his life was saved by the frogs, who named him Puddlegup, Simon began to enjoy life amongst the frogs until a day came when a mighty frog joined their numbers and helped drive off the rats. When the rats gave chase after the mighty frog, Puddlegup followed to warn the frog and witnessed the frog transform into the frog-like form of Thor, God of Thunder when he held aloft the hammer Mjolnir. After Thor was whisked back to Asgard by his goats Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder, Puddlegup was left unprotected as the rats closed in on him. Noticing a chip of Mjolnir that had broken off when one of the goats had tapped it, Puddlegup grabbed the chip but couldn't hold it up. When he fell to the ground, the Mjolnir sliver hit the ground and transformed into a hammer, which gave Puddlegup the power of Thor. Dubbing himself Throg, Puddlegup became a champion, protecting the Frogs of Central Park from danger.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1) - When Lockjaw teleported into Central Park, Throg stood ready to defend his frog clan and warned that if Lockjaw's intent was to harm his clan, Throg would defend them to his dying breath. Lockjaw then dropped the Mind Infinity Gem and, unsure what it was, Throg picked up the gem and was taken aback. Discovering that he could now read Lockjaw's thoughts, Throg learned that Lockjaw had sought out Throg by sensing his thoughts and thought Throg could safeguard the Gem. When Lockjaw thought of how Throg came to have powers, Throg recounted his origins to Lockjaw. Throg then explained that he was not worthy enough to protect the Infinity Gems, as he was simply a humble frog granted power to protect his family. Lockjaw quickly reminded Throg that his hammer proved his worthiness and Throg eventually agreed that he could not call himself a protector if he did not aid Lockjaw in protecting the Infinity Gems. He then suggested that they would need others to help and teleported away with Lockjaw. Throg then accompanied Lockjaw to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, where Throg helped recruit the dragon Lockheed to their cause. He then joined Lockjaw and Lockheed in teleporting to Brooklyn, where they attempted to recruit the falcon Redwing. After Redwing proved to have the attitude of bird superiority, Throg questioned Lockjaw on whether it was truly necessary to recruit Redwing but Lockjaw convinced Throg to continue trying and, after Throg pretended to agree with Redwing's bird superiority complex, Redwing agreed to join them. Next teleporting to Queens, New York, Throg convinced Niels the cat to join them, explaining that if Niels joined them, he could not eat Redwing. When Niels agreed to join, Ms. Lion, a dog who been chasing Niels, also asked to join them. After conversing with Lockjaw, Throg agreed to allow Ms. Lion to also accompany them. Next traveling to the Savage Land, Throg informed the others that the Gem had led him there to find another Infinity Gem. After warning the group that dinosaurs still existed in the Savage Land, Throg also informed Redwing of Lockheed's recent loss. Shortly after finding another Infinity Gem, the group was attacked by a tyrannosaurus.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#2) - The group was rescued by the arrival of the sabretooth tiger Zabu, who drove off the tyrannosaurus, prompting Throg to thank Zabu for his rescue. After hearing of their quest for the Infinity Gems, Zabu announced their quest to be noble and offered to join them. Once again conversing it over with Lockjaw, Throg welcomed Zabu into their ranks. Sensing that the Gem they sought was in the Savage Land but in a different time period, Lockheed was convinced by Throg to use his Time Gem to seek out the new Gem. Teleported away, Throg and the other Pet Avengers found themselves once more in the Savage Land and soon realized they were indeed in a different time when they encountered Devil Dinosaur. When Zabu failed to prove himself to Devil Dinosaur, Zabu ran for it, prompting Throg and the others to also run from Devil Dinosaur, whom Lockheed determined was a younger version of the Devil Dinosaur he had once encountered. After taking refuge from Devil Dinosaur, Throg announced that he had seen the Gem they were looking for in a nest of eggs that Devil Dinosaur was protecting. Revealing Lockjaw's plan to retrieve the Gem to the other Pet Avengers, Throg proceeded to help the other Pet Avengers battle Devil Dinosaur as a distraction while Lockjaw teleported into the nest to retrieve the Gem. When Zabu attempted to further distract Devil Dinosaur to allow the other Pet Avengers to escape, Ms. Lion yelled for Zabu to accompany them, prompting Devil Dinosaur to once more go after the Pet Avengers. Tossing the newly-acquired Gem to Redwing, Throg grasped Lockjaw's tuning fork and had Lockjaw run until they found themselves at a cliff. Teleporting just as Devil Dinosaur chomped onto them, Throg and the Pet Avengers found themselves falling into the ocean.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#3) - Grabbing a hold of Lockjaw, Zabu, Niels and Ms. Lion, Throg, Lockheed and Redwing attempted to prevent their fall into the ocean but they all ended up plummeting into the ocean. Shortly thereafter waking up to find themselves inside air bubbles, Throg and the Pet Avengers learned that they had been rescued by a group of turtles loyal to Prince Namor. Sensing two Infinity Gems nearby, Throg asked the turtles for assistance in retrieving the two Gems and the turtles agreed to help but explained that they would need to return to Namor afterwards. Leading the Pet Avengers in the direction of the Gems, the turtles retreated in a panic when the path led them to a sleeping Giganto creature and Throg warned the other Pet Avengers to remain still. Unfortunately, Niels, who was afraid of water, panicked and accidentally awakened the Giganto, who swallowed the Pet Avengers. After Ms. Lion found the two Gems inside the Giganto, Throg dispersed the Gems in the care of Hairball and Zabu, respectively, and asked that they try not to use them if at all possible. He then announced that they had only more Infinity Gem to find and that they must leave Giganto's insides. Despite Throg warning the other Pet Avengers that Lockjaw was beginning to tire, they all asked that Lockjaw teleport them out of the Giganto and towards the final Gem. Lockjaw managed to teleport them all to the lawn of the White House before falling asleep and Throg informed the other Pet Avengers that he sensed the final Gem inside the White House. Realizing that the sleeping Lockjaw could not teleport them inside the White House, Throg came up with a plan to put themselves into a moving box and have the moving men bring them inside. Once inside, Throg and the Pet Avengers pushed the sleeping Lockjaw towards the final Gem, which they found on the President's dog's collar. When the dog ran away, the Pet Avengers gave chase and found that the dog had been acquired by Thanos, who demanded that the Infinity Gems be given to him.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#4) - After Thanos killed Ms. Lion, who had jumped in the way of a blast meant for Hairball, Hairball used the Soul Gem to resurrect Ms. Lion, who suggested that the combined animals call themselves the Pet Avengers. Throg then yelled the battle cry of "Pet Avengers Assemble" and jumped into battle against Thanos. Unfortunately, due to his small size, Throg was swiftly swatted aside by Thanos. When Thanos made short work of the other Pet Avengers, Throg and Lockjaw came up with a plan to stop Thanos by having Lockjaw pretend to give the Gems to Thanos. Gathering the Gems together, Throg placed them in a collar around Lockjaw's neck and pretended to be angry at Lockjaw's supposed "betrayal." Sufficiently tricked by Lockjaw's supposed betrayal of his teammates, Thanos allowed Lockjaw to get close, only to have Lockjaw attack him with the full might of the Infinity Gems. Battling Thanos while teleporting through various locations, Lockjaw eventually managed to send Thanos into another dimension where he could no longer trouble anyone and returned to the White House, where Throg shared the story of Thanos' fate with the other Pet Avengers. With Thanos defeated, Throg had Lockjaw use the power of the Mind Gem to create a telepathic link between each member of the Pet Avengers so that they would be ready to defend the world if they were ever needed again.

(Tails of the Pet Avengers I#1 (fb)) - Following Thanos' defeat, Throg returned home to the Frogs of Central Park, where he found the Frogs in a state of panic due to an attack by a group of alligators. Attempting to rally the Frogs of Central Park to attack, Throg defeated the alligators, only to find that the Frogs of Central Park had cowered while Throg did the attacking. Sad to see the once-proud Frogs of Central Park cowering, Throg felt as if he no longer belonged with them.

(Tails of the Pet Avengers I#1) - Speaking with the Central Park tadpoles, Throg explained that the whole of Central Park would one day be theirs. After telling the tadpoles the story of the alligator attack, Throg announced that he must leave them in order for the Frogs of Central Park to survive and grow strong without being dependent on Throg's aid. As he left, Throg asked that the name Frog Thor exist only in the Frogs' legends and for it to inspire the Frogs to stand proud on their own.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers Unleashed I#1 (fb)) - When he left, Throg announced that he would search for his place in the world.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#2 (fb)) - While searching for his place, Throg made his way to Asgard, where he was welcomed by Thor, who instantly recognized Throg as Puddlegup. When Throg asked Thor how he knew he was Puddlegup, Thor explained that they were brothers of the hammer and took Throg to Nidavellir, where Thor's hammer Mjolnir had been forged. Throg attempted to explain that he was different, an animal, but Thor commented that there were all sorts of mystical creatures like Throg and that all Throg had to do was seek them out. Deciding to do just that, Throg traveled to the Himalayas, where he sought an audience with a Yeti there. The Yeti instinctively attacked Throg despite Throg's warnings and when the attack continued, Throg called down lightning to singe the Yeti's fur. Revealing that he could also speak, the Yeti laughed and admitted that his battle with Throg was the most fun he had had in years. The Yeti then invited Throg into his cave to escape the harsh cold and informed Throg of his status as a mythical creature. Subsequently hearing a noise outside, the Yeti saw a portal and became terrified that it was his time to cross over to the next plane. Despite attempts to hold the Yeti in place, both Throg and the Yeti were pulled into the portal and emerged in a land filled with mythical creatures such as faeries, unicorns and centaurs. Throg and the Yeti soon learned from the unicorn Damiella that the ruler of that realm, the Golden One, had unleashed a dark creature to remove all of the mythical creatures from the land. Trying to battle the creature, Throg watched as the creature blasted the Yeti, causing the Yeti to become savage and attack Throg. Another blast from the creature sent Throg back to Earth.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#1) - While trying to return an escaped hippopotamus to the zoo, Hairball and Ms. Lion received a telepathic notice that Throg was gone. Sensing the disturbance as well, Lockjaw teleported the other Pet Avengers to Hairball and Ms. Lion's location, where they had Ms. Lion use his sense of smell in an attempt to track down Throg. Upon tracking Throg to the other Frogs of Central Park, the Pet Avengers learned of Throg's recent departure from his home and the Pet Avengers used their mental link with Throg to focus on Throg's location and teleport there. Finding themselves in the arctic, the Pet Avengers watched as Throg emerged from a portal and landed on the ground near there. Rushing to their friend's aid, the Pet Avengers did not see the gigantic hairy hand reaching through a portal towards them.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#2) - The injured Throg told the Pet Avengers to run as the savage Yeti prepared to attack them, only to find that the Yeti quickly calmed as the dark creature's hold on him was broken upon his return to Earth. The Yeti then revealed that the dark creature was not killing the mythical creatures but rather, banishing them to Earth. Throg announced that, as a mythical creature himself, he was duty bound to assist the mythical creatures on Earth and Ms. Lion explained that the Pet Avengers would also help. The Yeti then exclaimed that the dark creature would also be coming to Earth.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#3) - Throg gathered together with the Pet Avengers and the Yeti to protect Earth from the confused and rampaging mythical creatures. They soon met with the unicorn Damiella, who attempted to calm the other mythical creatures before the dark creature emerged from a portal onto Earth. Using Damiella's telepathic calming abilities, Throg transmitted his thoughts to the other mythical creatures, rallying them together with the Pet Avengers against the dark creature. When Throg damaged the creature's knee with his hammer, Zabu realized that the dark creature was composed of wood and jumped to attack. As Ms. Lion stood wanting to help but unsure of how, the escaped hippopotamus from the zoo asked to help as well, charging through the creature's other leg and downing it. With the creature defeated, Damiella announced that she and the other mythical creatures would return to the Golden One's realm with the help of Throg's knowledge and Lockjaw's teleporting abilities. Throg agreed to help and the Pet Avengers accompanied Damiella back to her realm, where they found themselves facing three more dark creatures.

(Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#4) - Throg and the other mythical creatures became determined to find the Golden One and persuade her to stop her destruction of the realm. Teleporting to her castle while the Yeti battled the dark creatures, Throg, Damiella and the Pet Avengers ventured into the castle despite warnings from the Golden One. Finding the Golden One to be a little girl named Morgan, who could manipulate and control the entire realm and had learned from Damiella that the rulers of the realm were temporary. Not wishing to leave and feeling that the mythical creatures did not want her to stay, Morgan lashed out at Damiella before Throg attempted to calm her by explaining that he too was alone without a proper home. Blasting Throg away, Morgan was eventually calmed by Damiella, who explained that, even though Morgan would lose her memories of the realm once she returned to Earth, she had family waiting for her on the other side. Agreeing to return, Morgan said her goodbyes to Damiella and another child, a boy, appeared in her place as the new ruler of the realm. Damiella then explained to the Pet Avengers that Morgan had returned home and Throg announced that it was time for the Pet Avengers to also return home. Despite the Yeti's invitation to stay in the realm as a mythical creature, Throg opted to return to Earth with his friends.

(Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#1) - Throg led the Pet Avengers against a petty thief, threatening him with lightning until he surrendered to the police. Thanked for their assistance, Throg was given a bag of candy from a local shopkeep and Throg thanked him for the treats and explained to the police that the Pet Avengers would always be there in times of distress. Venturing into Central Park, the Pet Avengers began dispersing the candy amongst themselves, although Throg refused to let Ms. Lion eat any of the chocolate given to him by Hairball. Throg then suggested that they rest elsewhere, as their appearance in Central Park was upsetting the humans, but his conversation was interrupted when he received a telepathic distress call from Thor and the Avengers via his spiritual link with Thor. Learning that Thor, Iron Man and Captain America were on an island in the South Pacific, Throg and the Pet Avengers teleported to the island to aid the Avengers. Upon their arrival, Throg found the three Avengers transformed into frogs and the island besieged by alien dragons including Fin Fang Foom. Sensing the Pet Avengers' presence, Fin Fang Foom announced that they did not belong there and Throg attempted to resolve the situation before it came to violence but Foom announced that it had gone past that, as his kind had been hunted to near extinction and it was time to take back the planet. Throg replied that they could not allow the dragons' control of the planet and warned that they would be forced to stop the dragons. A battle soon broke out between the dragons and the Pet Avengers and Avengers. After all of the Avengers and Pet Avengers were trapped in the jaws of the other dragons, Fin Fang Foom invited Lockheed to join them in domination of the planet.

(Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#2) - From inside the dragons, Lockjaw teleported the Avengers and Pet Avengers back outside, only to find the island empty. When Iron Man's empty armor generated a holographic projection of a distress call summoning any Avengers to China, where the other Avengers were battling the dragons, Thor suggested they all help their allies. Teleporting to China with Lockjaw's assistance, Throg, the Pet Avengers and the heroes-turned-frogs jumped into battle against the dragons. Eventually, Fin Fang Foom animated stone statues to surround all of the assembled heroes and while the heroes were battling the statues, Fin Fang Foom began tearing the planet apart, causing worldwide earthquakes. Throg quickly announced that they must stop Fin Fang Foom but Ms. Lion pointed out that it appeared as if Lockheed had joined the dragons.

(Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#3) - Throg asked Lockheed why he claimed that he had no choice but to side with the dragons but Lockheed replied that he could not. Lockheed then tried to explain that the dragons did not mean the heroes or Earth harm and asked that the heroes trust him but Iron Man replied that they could not trust Foom when the planet was being torn apart. Lockheed then asked Foom for a gesture to prove he meant no harm. Fin Fang Foom then returned Iron Man, Captain America and Thor to their true forms. After Fin Fang Foom explained to the Pet Avengers the situation, Throg and the Pet Avengers agreed to side with the dragons as well and Throg quickly warned the Avengers to stand down. When a nearby volcano erupted, Foom announced that he had need of Lockheed and Throg, hurling them into the volcano. The Avengers then jumped to attack the dragons while the remaining Pet Avengers defended. Inside the volcano, Throg and Lockheed followed Fin Fang Foom to a large group of dragon eggs, which Foom announced would be devoured.

(Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#4) - Upon hearing Foom's plan to devour the eggs, Throg ordered Fin Fang Foom to cease his madness and prepared to defend the eggs. Foom quickly explained that the eggs would not be eaten for food but rather, swallowed and contained within a dragon's body to survive the trip back into space to the dragons' homeworld. Suspecting that the Avengers would attack the departing dragons and their eggs, Throg telepathically contacted the other Pet Avengers and ordered them to keep the Avengers away from the volcano's opening. Just as the dragons explosively emerged from the volcano, Lockjaw teleported all of the heroes to a safe distance, where they reunited with Throg and Lockheed. Throg then explained the situation concerning the dragons' eggs to Thor as the dragons left for space to hatch their eggs. He also apologized for betraying the Avengers to protect the innocent dragons' lives but Thor thanked them for doing the right thing. Thor then said his goodbyes, commenting that they had a planet to restore, but Throg exclaimed that Avengers stand together and that the Pet Avengers would help in the cleanup. A week later, after the Pet Avengers received a headquarters outside of Avengers Mansion, Throg met with Lockheed to ask what was troubling the alien dragon. Lockheed apologized for betraying his teammates and explained that his loneliness in the world had prompted his aiding of Fin Fang Foom and his kin. Hairball then asked whatever happened to Fin Fang Foom and Throg commented that, while he did not know, he hoped Foom had found peace.

(Guardians Team-Up I#5) - Throg and the other Pet Avengers participated in a poker game with Cosmo, the super-intelligent space dog. The poker game was interrupted when Rocket Raccoon, having tracked Cosmo to the bar after Cosmo had taken Rocket's beer, but Rocket's interruption was cut short when the the Pets of Evil Masters busted through the bar's wall. The Evil Masters' leader, Vulture von Doom, immediately ordered his teammates to subdue the Pet Avengers, with Tiger Wild, Doctor Doom's attack tiger, pinning Throg to the ground under its paw. Once the Pet Avengers had been captured, the Pets of Evil Masters fled the scene, leaving Rocket Raccoon, Cosmo and Ms. Lion behind in the bar wall's rubble. Taking the Pet Avengers back to Latveria's Castle Doom, Vulture von Doom announced that the Pet Avengers were suffused with cosmic energy from their previous encounter with the Infinity Gauntlet, which Vulture planned to harness to create his own Cosmic Cube. Using Cosmos' telepathy, Rocket, Cosmo and Ms. Lion soon arrived and Rocket attempted to blast Vulture von Doom, instead hitting his Acanti beer, covering all present in beer foam. Sufficiently freed in the scuffle, the Pet Avengers leapt into battle once more against the Pets of Evil Masters, with Throg's hammer briefly covered in webbing from Bitey McSpidey-Bite before Throg summoned lightning that traveled through the webbing. The Pet Avengers swiftly defeated the Pets of Evil Masters and Vulture von Doom was unmasked, much to his own horror. When Doombots arrived to secure the area, Cosmo ordered Lockjaw to teleport himself, Rocket and the Pet Avengers out of Castle Doom, arriving in Sector QXM78-67EMX on the planet Klaatu in the Pleiades Quadrant just in time to witness the alien Grott appear and announce his plans to destroy the planet. Confronting the alien, Rocket had Lockjaw open a dimensional portal, which Rocket then blasted Grott into, banishing Grott once more. Later, Throg and the Pet Avengers joined Rocket and Cosmo in continuing their earlier poker game inside the Guardians of the Galaxy's headquarters in Knowhere.

(Ghost Racers I#2 (fb) - BTS) - When the multiverse was destroyed, Doctor Doom of Earth-616 obtained infinite cosmic power and salvaged what he could of various multiversal realities, depositing them on a reimagined Battleworld patchwork planet. Throg was taken from Earth-97161 and, his memories altered by the god Doom, placed within Doom's police force, the Thors.

(Ghost Racers I#2 (fb)) - When a gigantic Doomstadt Police Department robot appeared in Doomrock Heights following a group of kids tampering with a fire hydrant, the robot sensed the Spirit of Ignition within Robbie Reyes. The Spirit attracted the attention of Throg and a female member of the Thors. Throg warned Robbie not to resist arrest before the robot grabbed Robbie and flew off alongside Throg and the other Thor. Robbie was taken to Doomstadt Coliseum and placed in a jail cell, where Arcade and Zadkiel visited. Throg watched as his fellow Thor warned Robbie to hold his tongue and prepared his soul for ignition. Zadkiel commented to Arcade that Robbie's Spirit of Ignition was different but Arcade exclaimed that, as long as Robbie made a good racer, he didn't care. Arcade then ordered Robbie to get ready for the Ghost Races before departing alongside Throg, the other Thor and Zadkiel.

(Secret Wars: Battleworld I#1) - After a Battleworld Wolverine counterpart turned in the skull insignia-ed outfit of a Sorcerer Supreme Punisher following Punisher's physical death, Throg and several other Thors watched Wolverine depart, unaware that the Dr. Strange that had been possessing Punisher was now possessing Wolverine.

(Armor Wars I#1 - BTS) - Thor (Jim Rhodes) thought about how he would rather be celebrating with Throg and the other Thors.

(Thors I#1) - Throg was working in the Thors' forensics lab with the Thor Thorlief visited him, asking for identification on the five victims recently murdered by an unidentified serial killer. Throg admitted that the victims were not in the Thors' databases but their lab work identified the victims as five counterparts of the same woman. Throg then commented that he had never seen anything like a serial killer who only killed the same woman.

(Ghost Racers I#3) - When the Spirit of Ignition Robbie Reyes escaped the Battleworld Killiseum, Throg was called in with another of the Thors, unaware that he passed over Reyes (whose car was disguised) on the way to the Killiseum.

(Thors I#2) - Throg met with Thorlief again and informed him that the Thor known as Thrr had fetched him a bone from Egyptia's Jane Foster, who had died 3 years prior from cancer, and that the DNA matched that of the 5 serial killer victims. Throg then asked if Thorlief knew who Jane Foster was and Thorlief replied that, in most Battleworld kingdoms, she was a nurse or a doctor. Throg then followed up asking if Thorlief had found any Jane Fosters that were still living but Thorlief replied that he hadn't and that they had all disappeared months earlier. Throg and Thrr continued the discussion, accompanying Thorlief to the scene of the most recent murder, which turned out to be a man. When Thorlief asked if the man had any identification, Throg explained that the fingerprints had come back with a match identifying the victim as Donald Blake. The trio was soon interrupted by a loud laugh and Throg ordered Thrr to get their intruder but Thrr was quickly struck down by magic. Thorlief managed to pin down the intruder, who asked that they call him Loki.

(Thors I#3) - After Loki was brought in, Throg and the other Thors watched as Loki seemingly fell asleep in custody. When Thorlief asked Throg what they knew of Loki, Throg replied that they only knew his name and that his last known residence was a cardboard box on 50th Street. Throg continued, explaining that magic dampeners had been put in place to hold Loki in custody and warned Thorlief about going in to interrogate Loki.

(Thors I#4) - Throg was present when Thor (Jane Foster) of Earth-616 arrived and announced that Doom was no god, suggesting that the Thors police force turn against Doom and prove themselves worthy to hold their hammers. As the various Thors fought against one another over whether or not to side with Doom or turn against him, Throg accompanied many other Thors as they were led into a new battle by the Jane Foster Thor of Earth-616.

Comments: Created by Chris Eliopoulos and Ig Guara.

Throg had a Handbook profile in Secret Wars: Guidebook to the Marvel Multiverse (2015).

In Throg's only appearance as Simon Walterson within the flashback in Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1, his eyes were not seen close enough to determine exactly what color they were. Since they were always colored dark, one could assume they were brown.
Update 3/16/2017: Simon Walterson's eye color was confirmed as Brown in Throg's Secret Wars: Guidebook to the Marvel Universe profile.

All characters mentioned in this profile are from Earth-97161 unless otherwise specified. Also, it should be known that Throg also appeared in "Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius" story in Tails of the Pet Avengers: The Dogs of Summer#1 and a story in I am an Avenger I#1 but those stories took place on Earth-6513.

Some confusion exists as to what Earth the story involving the Pet Avengers in Guardians Team-Up I#5 occurs on. As the Pet Avengers stories had been designated Earth-97161, Throg's profile in Secret Wars: Guidebook to the Marvel Multiverse lists that appearance as part of Throg's overall story, suggesting that the entire story in Guardians Team-Up I#5 takes place on Earth-97161 instead of Earth-616. This story is further suggested to occur on Earth-97161 due to its reference of the Pet Avengers' previous encounter with the Infinity Gauntlet and the inclusion of Bitey McSpidey-Bite, the radioactive spider that gave Spider-Man his powers, amongst the Pets of Evil Masters. On Earth-616, the radioactive spider died shortly after biting Peter Parker, its corpse later devoured by Carl King. As such, I have included the Guardians Team-Up appearance in Throg's history. The Handbook profile also mentioned that the Throg seen during the 2015 Secret Wars event as a member of the Thors was either Throg-97161 or some other alternate reality counterpart. Until proven otherwise, I am choosing to consider it Throg-97161.

While not seen since the end of the 2015 Secret Wars event, Throg was presumably restored to his home reality of Earth-97161, his memories intact.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Throg has no KNOWN connections to:


images: (without ads)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1, front cover (Throg, main image)
Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#3, p8, pan3 (Throg headshot)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1, p7, pan3 (Throg as Simon Walterson)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1, p8, pan1 (Throg as Puddlegup)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#2, p8, pan3 (Throg in Asgardian cold weather garb)
Thors I#1, p12, pan1 (Throg as Battleworld forensics frog)


Appearances:
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#1 (July, 2009) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#2 (August, 2009) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby  (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#3 (September, 2009) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers I#4 (October, 2009) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Tails of the Pet Avengers I#1 (April, 2010) - "Beginnings & Endings" story - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#1 (May, 2010) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#2 (June, 2010) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#3 (July, 2010) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers: Unleashed I#4 (August, 2010) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#1 (December, 2010) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby, Michael Horwitz (editors)
Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#2 (January, 2011) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby, Michael Horwitz (editors)
Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#3 (February, 2011) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby, Michael Horwitz (editors)
Avengers vs. the Pet Avengers I#4 (March, 2011) - Chris Eliopoulos (writer), Ig Guara (art), Nathan Cosby, Michael  Horwitz, Jordan White (editors)
Guardians Team-Up I#5 (July, 2015) - Andy Lanning, Andy Schmidt (writers), Gustavo Duarte (art), Katie Kubert (editor)
Secret Wars: Battleworld I#1 (July, 2015) - "Soldier Supreme" story - Joshua Williamson (writer), Mike Henderson (art), Jon Moisan (editor)
Armor Wars I#1 (August, 2015) - James Robinson (writer), Marcio Takara (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Thors I#1 (August, 2015) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Sprouse (pencils), Karl Story (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Thors I#2 (September, 2015) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Sprouse, Goran Sudzuka (pencils), Karl Story, Dexter Vines (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Ghost Racers I#2 (September, 2015) - Felipe Smith (writer), Juan Gedeon (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ghost Racers I#3 (October, 2015) - Felipe Smith (writer), Juan Gedeon (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Thors I#3 (November, 2015) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Sprouse, Goran Sudzuka (pencils), Karl Story, Dexter Vines (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Thors I#4 (January, 2016) - Jason Aaron (writer), Chris Sprouse (pencils), Karl Story (inks), Wil Moss (editor)


Last updated: 03/16/17

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:
http://www.marvel.com

Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters