TOAD
(of Earth-652975)

Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably Mortimer Toynbee)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-652975) human mutant

Occupation: Terrorist

Group Membership: Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists (Blob, Magneto, Juggernaut, Pyro, White Queen)

Affiliations: Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists

Enemies: Lockheed, X-Men (Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Kitty Pryde, Storm, Wolverine)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Buster," "Dingo," "Froggie," "Toadie" (insults from Wolverine)

Base of Operations: Formerly Asteroid M

First Appearance: Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special (September 16, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: Toad had the mutant ability to leap great heights, at least thirty feet from a crouched position, and was extremely acrobatic, capable of flipping and changing direction of his leaps in mid-air.

Height: 4'11"
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Brown

History: (Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special) - The sniveling Toad was present on Asteroid M when Magneto explained his plan to use the mutant power circuit from the X-Men's Cerebro computer to change the course of the Scorpio comet to a collision course with Earth. Magneto then gave the mutant power circuit to Toad to install in his Magnetron device and Toad immediately did as instructed, leaping up the ceiling to install the circuit. After completing the installation, Toad returned to Magneto, exclaiming that he had "done good" and Magneto responded by telling Toad to make himself useful by playing in an air lock. Not picking up on Magneto's veiled insult, Toad looked around briefly before seeing the alien dragon Lockheed and running after it. When the X-Men later breached Asteroid M to stop Magneto's plans, he ordered the Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists against the X-Men and Toad led the charge. After Pyro tried to stop the X-Men and was met in battle by Dazzler, Toad leapt from a hole in the ceiling, catching Wolverine by the neck with his feet and hurling him across the room. When Toad leapt again, Wolverine slashed the stone wall, causing it to cave in and hit Toad in the head. Recovering quickly, Toad fell but then kicked off the breaking wall and into a nearby cave in the Asteroid headquarters, where Wolverine slashed the opening, causing rocks to fall and trap Toad within the cave. Wolverine remained behind to watch over as the terrorist yelled to be let out of the cave. When Magneto was defeated by Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler, who charged the mutant power circuit enough to steer the Scorpio comet away from Earth, Magneto fled Asteroid M with Toad and the other Brotherhood members as the Asteroid broke apart due to the comet's vicinity.

Comments: Created by Larry Parr and Marvel Productions (see Appearances list for full list of artists involved).

Toad was only ever seen with black dot, beady eyes so his actual eye color was impossible to determine.

Toad's real name was presumed to be the same as his Earth-616 counterpart. His height was revealed on the Pryde of the X-Men character model sheets, which shows each main character

The Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special was adapted into a comic book in December 1990 using stills from the cartoon, called the X-Men Animation Special GN (adapted by Danny Fingeroth and edited by Bob Budiansky). The images in this profile are scanned from that comic to get the most high-res images possible since the special has never been released on DVD.

In the X-Men Animation Special GN, quite a bit of the dialogue was altered, including the name of Toad's group affiliation. In the cartoon, Magneto's group is called the Brotherhood of Mutant Terrorists, while in the comic, they are called by their traditional name of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. While some of the dialogue is different, the overall story and plot are exactly the same.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-652975's Toad has no KNOWN connections to:


images: (without ads)
X-Men Animation Special GN, p37, pan2 (Toad, main image)
X-Men Animation Special GN, p37, pan1 (Toad, headshot)
X-Men Animation Special GN, p42, pan1 (Toad running)


Appearances:
Pryde of the X-Men cartoon special (September 16, 1989) - Larry Parr (writer, story editor), Russ Heath, Carol Lundberg (models), E.R. Cruz (background layouts), Will Meugniot, Larry Houston, Rick Hoberg (story editors, storyboard editors), Neal Warner, Rudy Cataldi, Tom Ray, Eileen Dunn, Charlie Downs, Margaret Nichols, Stan Phillips (animation directors)


Last updated: 07/24/17

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