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Real Name: Mortimer Toynbee

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

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None;
    formerly 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, Warpath/James Proudstar 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 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


(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.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby;
    adapted by Mark Edward Edens and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

When, in 2015's Secret Wars, the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets it appeared as if Reality-92131 was drafted onto Battleworld as the Westchester domain. All Earth-92131 profiles on the Marvel Appendix reflected that information, however, this has since been debunked with the news that the original X-Men: The Animated Series will receive a brand new season to pick up where the original series ended. As such the reality seen in two volumes of X-Men '92 (2015-2017) now have their own reality-designation. The X-Men '92: House of XCII 2022 series was inspired by both the animated series and Hickman's House of X run but is its own separate reality. Nearly thirty years after X-Men: The Animated Series first debuted the new season will appear on Disney+ in fall 2023.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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X-Men The Art and Making of The Animated Series book, p201 (main image, digitally colored by MarvellousLuke)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (attacking Cyclops)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (Genosha)

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)

First Posted: 01/24/2021
Last Updated: 04/11/2023

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