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TOAD
Earth-92131

Real Name: Mortimer Toynbee

Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: Unrevealed; former criminal

Group Membership: None;
formerly Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Avalanche/Dominikos Petrakis, Blob/Fred J. Dukes, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr, Mesmero/Vincent, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, White Queen/Emma Frost), Magneto's army (Arclight/Philippa Sontag, Blockbuster/Michael Baer, Callisto, Copycat/Vanessa Carlysle, Dawnsilk, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Forearm/Michael McCain, Garrison Kane, Kangaroo/Frank Oliver, Marianna, Mole, Moondragon/Heather Douglas, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb, Sunder/Mark Hallett, Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida, Tusk and unrevealed others)

Affiliations: Chet Lambert, Solarr (Bill Braddock)

Enemies: Ape, Cyclops (Scott Summers), Lady Gardener, Peeper, Dr. Taylor Prescott, Random (Marshall Stone III), Senyaka, Slither, Strobe, Dr. Darrell Tanaka, Tommy, Watchdog
formerly Arclight (Philippa Sontag), Copycat (Vanessa Carlysle), Forearm (Michael McCain), Mole, Reaper (Pantu Hurageb), Tusk

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Clear Mountain Institute, Westchester domain, Battleworld;
formerly Hammer Bay, Genosha;
formerly Skull Mesa, Nevada, United States of America;
formerly unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (February 17, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Toad is a mutant with the ability to leap great heights. Additionally Toad can release green slime-like muck from his hands which he uses to place people into a hibernation-like state.

Height: 5'9" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 169 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - Toad and Chet Lambert, an intangible mutant, joined the evil Solarr (Bill Braddock). Looking for a place to hide, the threesome took up residence in the town of Skull Mesa, Nevada where Dr. Taylor Prescott had established a community where mutants lived in peace. Soon, Toad, Chet and Solarr took over the town after learning of its underground goldmine. Dr. Taylor Prescott opposed the villains but was placed in suspended animation by Toad's slime. Fearing Solarr, the town's residents lived in fear as some, including Sunder, Slither, Random and Forearm, were forced to work in the goldmine.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried") - When the X-Man Cyclops came to Skull Mesa to see his old friend Dr. Taylor Prescott, he was confronted by Solarr and his allies. Through the following days Cyclops learned Solarr had taken over the city forcing the residents to live in fear. Determined to stop Solarr, a temporarily depowered Cyclops fought back.

   Toad and Chet joined Solarr as he openly confronted Cyclops at the town's square while many of Skull Mesa's mutant citizens gathered. Once Toad used his green muck to bind Cyclops to a large golden sculpture of Solarr, Solarr falsely claimed Cyclops was one of the subversives who wished to destroy their lives, something he'd warned the townspeople of before. Solarr continued, explaining that a crystal sculpture Cyclops was carrying was in fact a transmitter to summon his friends. Cyclops urged the townsfolk to see Solarr for who he really was, a tyrant who held the innocent Dr. Taylor Prescott in the goldmine. Deciding to finally stand up to Solarr, one of the townsfolk, Tusk attacked Solarr and freed Cyclops. As a full fledged fight erupted other townsfolk like Lady Gardener and Dr. Darrell Tanaka helped Cyclops while others like Sunder, Slither, Copycat, Arclight and Ape stood with Solarr. Cyclops, repowered thanks to Tanaka used his optic blast on the crystal sculpture to take them out with a single blast. When Solarr was defeated the mutants like Sunder had a sudden change of heart, realizing what he'd put them through. Meanwhile Dr. Prescott had been freed and was reunited with Cyclops after which he told the X-Man they would deal with Toad, Chet and Solarr in Skull Mesa.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" - BTS) - Toad moved to Genosha where former slave-workers had built their own civilization who viewed Magneto as their leader.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day") - When mutant uprisings were seen throughout the world following the televised attack on Charles Xavier over a "mutant containment bill", Toad and other mutants impatiently wondered when their enigmatic leader Magneto would finally lead them into war against humankind. Then, moments later Magneto addressed his people and calling all mutants from around the world to stand beside them.

   However, the X-Men also picked up the message which led them to send a small strike team consisting of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Wolverine to try and persuade Magneto to stop. During the night when Toad was sleeping, Sunfire and Feral noticed suspicious movement in the encampment, discovering the X-Men. However, because it was night, both mutants didn't recognize the mutant heroes and inadvertently woke up the sleeping mutants who gathered around the X-Men. But just then Magneto appeared again which allowed the X-Men to sneak away. The X-Men successfully reached Magneto after which they revealed Charles Xavier was dying and could be saved if he'd help them send a message to Shi'ar empress Lilandra. Determined to help Xavier, Magneto called off the impending mutant war and left with the X-Men.

(Secret Wars#1 - BTS) - When the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets, Doctor Doom, using the Beyonder's powers, created Battleworld a patchwork of different realities. Among those domains was Earth-92131, now called the Westchester domain, ruled by former President Kelly who was appointed by Doom to become the domain's Baron.

(X-Men '92 I#1 (fb) ) - When Magneto took control of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants he declared war on humanity which led to a five-year long conflict that became known as the Westchester Wars. Thanks to the X-Men's heroic actions the world finally learned not all mutants were a threat, realizing peaceful coexistence between homo sapiens and homo superior was possible. This coalition was more than Magneto could handle and as his anger grew so did his Brotherhood, until finally, total chaos erupted as the Brotherhood and the X-Men clashed. Toad was one of many mutants who fought the X-Men during this battle leading to Magneto's death, ending the war.

(X-Men '92 I#2 - BTS) - Following the Westchester Wars, the Bureau of Super-Powers established the Clear Mountain Institute, a rehab facility designed to help mutants re-enter society. The institute was led by Cassandra Nova, a female clone of Charles Xavier who was used as a host by the Shadow King. The Shadow King had become aware of other X-Men inhabiting Battleworld's domains who were plagued by hardship and catastrophe, fearing that their domain was too fragile he set out to ensure their survival by changing the X-Men and other dangerous mutants into proper role models as to not attract the wrath of Doom and replace Kelly as Baroness of Westchester in the process.

(X-Men '92 I#2 - BTS) - Toad was one of the many mutants to join the Clear Mountain Institute to live in harmony in their isolated community. Toad supposedly went through the institute's psychotherapy "The Mind Field".

(X-Men '92 I#2) - Toad was seen playing basketball with Blob when the X-Men received a grand tour of the facility by Cassandra Nova. Nova revealed the duo was undergoing the second phase of treatment and learning how to accept loss just as Toad beat Blob in the game. Nova continued, the duo had forgone of codenames, now simply going by Mortimer and Fred.

(X-Men '92 I#6 - BTS) - Several mutants watched as Cassandra Nova and her New X-Men (brainwashed Gambit, Rogue and Wolverine) opposed X-Force who attacked the Clear Mountain Institute. The ongoing battle was halted by the return of X-Men Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey who'd escaped Nova's Mindscape. In an effort to save Baron Kelly from the X-Sentinel Storm rallied X-Force, Rej-X, Nova's rehabilitated New X-Men and other mutants from Clear Mountain like Toad to help them.

(X-Men '92 I#7) - Toad and the other mutants arrived near the X-Museum to stop the X-Sentinel.

(X-Men '92 I#8 - BTS) - In the end, Xavier managed to banish the Shadow King with help from Cable, Psylocke and Jean Grey. The X-Sentinel was then destroyed by Jubilee with help from Gambit.

(Secret Wars#9 - BTS) - Earth-92131 along with all other domains of Battleworld were returned to their former state in the defeat of Doom.

Comments: Created by Mark Edward Edens (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Secret Wars saw the return of the X-Men: The Animated Series reality as one of the forty-one domains of Battleworld in Secret Wars. First released as an eight-part digital Infinite Comic the series was later reprinted as a four-issue printed series. Following it's success a second X-Men '92 series was released which saw the reality of Earth-92131 fully restored.

The Westchester Wars was a five-year long conflict when Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants declared war on humanity. Thanks to the X-Men's heroic actions the world finally learned not all mutants were a threat, realizing peaceful coexistence between homo sapiens and homo superior was possible. This coalition was more than Magneto could handle and as his anger grew so did his Brotherhood, until finally, total chaos erupted in Westchester.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Toad has no known connections to:


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (attacking Cyclops)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (Genosha)
X-Men '92 I#1, p46 (part of the Brotherhood)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (February 17, 1996) - Mark Onspaugh (writer), Frank Brunner (model design), Mark Lewis (model design, prop design, storyboard clean-up), Darrel Bowen, Russell Chong, Steve Olds (prop design), Frank Squillance (prop design, layout design, storyboards), Cesar Magsombol, Wayne Shulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Agnasin, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard clean-up), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sue Peters (animation director), Larry Houston (producer, director, storyboards), Sharon Janis (associate producer, editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (September 20, 1997) - James Krieg (writer), Roy Burdine, Mark Lewis (model design), James Agnasin (model clean-up), Marcos Borregales, Vadim Sokolov (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Joe Dempsey, Romeo Francisco, Bob Fuentes, Rick Hoberg, Aleta Kozak Tom Nesbit, Danny Taverna, Thomas Tholen, Danilo Tolentino, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard design), Patricio Agnasin, Ernie Chan, Vinton Heuck, Abel Laxamana, John T. Miller, Kirk Van Wormer (storyboard clean-up), Trish Mendelson (color key), Ladonna Hannover, Trish Mendelson (ink and paint), Kelly Akins, Rey Zipagan (color backgrounds), Philippines Animation Studio Inc. (animation), Tom McLaughlin (producer)
X-Men '92 I#1 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 I#2 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 I#7 (October, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)


First Posted: 01/24/2021
Last Updated: 01/24/2021

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