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AMPHIBIUS
Earth-92131

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131), human mutate

Occupation: Subversive

Group Membership: Savage Land Mutates (Barbarus, Brainchild, Lupo, Vertigo)

Affiliations: Mister Sinister, Nasty Boys (Gorgeous George, Hairball, Ruckus, Slab), Sauron (Karl Lykos), Sky Raiders
formerly Morph

Enemies: Fall People, Ka-Zar, Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Morph, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Professor X/Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan), Zabu

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Savage Land, Antartica

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beauty and the Beast" (January 15, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Amphibius possesses frog-like legs that allow him to leap superhuman distances, and to strike others with enhanced strength. Amphibius can breathe and swim underwater. He has a long prehensile tongue. Amphibius' entire body is frog-like, causing him to frequently crouch like a frog. His eyes glow red. Amphibius is susceptible to heat. He has been known to transform back into his human state when weakened or taken far from the genetic transformer that effected his mutation. Amphibius was seen using a paralyzing gun.

Height: 6'0" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 145 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Red
Hair: None

History:

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beauty and the Beast" - BTS) - The man who would become Amphibius was one of several Savage Land natives assembled by Magneto who'd created his headquarters (the Citadel) amidst the tropical valley within Antarctica. Calling himself the Creator, Lehnsherr subjected the group of natives to experiments which greatly enhanced their physiology, creating Amphibius. Eventually Magneto chose to leave the Savage Land and his mutates while pursuing other ventures.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Till Death Do Us Part - Part I" - BTS) - Amphibius and the other mutates came to follow a new leader, Mister Sinister who planned to lure extraordinary mutants to the Savage Land to acquire genetic samples needed to create an army of super mutants. To do so, Sinister worked alongside his Nasty Boys, the Savage Land Mutates, Sauron and former X-Man Morph who was under his control. Sinister devised a plan to lure both Magneto and Charles Xavier of the X-Men to the Savage Land.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I" (fb) - BTS) - When Mister Sinister activated a machine to deactivate all mutant-genes within the Savage Land he outfitted the mutates with a device to shield them from those effects.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beauty and the Beast") - When both Vertigo and Barbarus failed at capturing Magneto and Xavier, Amphibius set out. Joined by three henchmen, Amphibius successfully captured the men who were weeding through a swamp in a large net. He then used a paralyzing gun to stun the mutants and brought them aboard a raft. However, before Amphibius could bring the mutants back to the Citadel they were attacked by two large dinosaurs which allowed Magneto and Xavier to escape.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I" - BTS) - Amphibius waited alongside Vertigo, Lupo and Barbarus near Xavier's plane.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I") - When Xavier and Magneto had mounted a cliff to reach their plane to call for help, Amphibius and the others countered the two. Amphibius immediately jumped Magneto but was thrown aside and hit his head on a rock. It was Vertigo who rendered the duo unconscious after which Amphibius opted to bring them to their new master to decide wether they'd live as slaves or perish. The mutates, however, were unaware they were being watched by Ka-Zar (looking for his wife Shanna) and his sabretooth Zabu who successfully lead a pack of triceratops to scare the mutates off after which they rescued Xavier and Magneto.

Later that night Amphibius and the others guarded the secret passage of the Citadel when Magneto, Xavier and Ka-Zar tried to sneak inside Magneto's former headquarters. But while Ka-Zar quickly escaped both Magneto and Xavier were captured after which Mister Sinister revealed his presence to the mutants. Amphibius and the others watched when Sauron successfully used his hypnotic abilities to turn him into Sinister's slave and send a distress call to the X-Men to lure them into a trap.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part II") - Amphibius joined the mutates and Nasty Boys "welcoming" the X-Men upon their arrival in the Savage Land. Unable to use their mutant abilities the X-Men were easy pickings as Amphibius took on Storm, but was easily discarded nonetheless. Wolverine alone managed to escape imprisoned by falling off a cliff while the other X-Men were incarcerated in the Citadel. Amphibius was present when Sinister demonstrated his newly created devise which could imprint portions of the genetic code of any mutant into another, Sinister used the device on Magneto and Vertigo, increasing her powers in unpredictable ways. However when Vertigo used her powers on Xavier and Morph (who'd been freed by Wolverine) they quickly destroyed Sinister's machine which caused the X-Men to regain their mutant abilities. As a fierce battle erupted between the Mutates/Nasty Boys and the X-Men, Amphibius took on Wolverine but was, once again, easily disposed of. In the end it was the combined might of Cyclops and Morph (using an energy weapon) which shattered Sinister into pieces after which Jean Grey dispersed them to the corners of the Savage Land. With the threat dealt with Amphibius and the Mutates quickly fled.

Comments: Created by Len Wein and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Amphibius was voiced by Peter McCowatt.

Sauron would later return in Season 3's two-part story "Savage Land, Strange Heart" where the Sky Raiders were his to command. The Savage Land Mutates, however, were nowhere to be seen.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Amphibius has no known connections to


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beauty and the Beast" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beauty and the Beast" (facing Magneto)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part II" (fighting the X-Men)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beauty and the Beast" (January 15, 1994) - Stephanie J. Mathison (writer), Bob Harras (story consultant), Eric Lewald (story editor), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (props), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carrillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Larry Houston (producer)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part I" (February 12, 1994) - Len Wein (writer), Bob Harras (story consultant), Eric Lewald (story editor), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (props), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carrillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Larry Houston (producer)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Reunion - Part II" (February 19, 1994) - Len Wein (writer), Bob Harras (story consultant), Eric Lewald (story editor), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (props), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carrillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Larry Houston (producer)


First Posted: 03/07/2022
Last Updated: 03/07/2022

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