[14] During the first instance, Tiger Shark aided Egghead in a plan to ruin Hank Pym, but ultimately failed. [volume & issue needed], In the limited series Powerless where the characters of the Marvel Universe are ordinary humans, Toad, referred to simply as Mortimer or Mort, appears as member of the shadowy organization headed by Erik Lensherr. [55] Some time later, Tiger Shark was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. [45], After the Apocalypse debacle, Professor X returns to the institute. [22][23], Tiger Shark reverted back to his old ways when his pregnant wife and her tribe were slaughtered by savage undersea creatures called the Faceless Ones. [39] Some time later, Tiger Shark was captured by Alexei Kravinoff as part of the hunter's plan to create a collection of animal-themed superhumans. When the Outcasts were attacked by Domino, Toad killed her henchman Caliban but dies immediately afterward at the hands of Grizzly. When his deception is discovered by the Papacy, he betrays Enrique and his allies in exchange for his life. Mortimer Toynbee was born in York, England, and was quickly abandoned by his parents and spent many years in an orphanage, where he was constantly tormented by other children due to his ugliness and strangely shaped body (as his mutant appearance was present from birth). In the first story arc ("The Tomorrow People"), Toad successfully disables both Cyclops and Storm by leaping on them, but is defeated by Iceman, who freezes his legs. [42], In the limited series X-Men Ronin, Toad is an elderly teacher that several of the X-Men turn to for help when the entire Prefecture are made to believe they are monsters. [4] When Magneto was re-captured by the Stranger, whom Professor Xavier had telepathically communicated, he took Toad with him during his second escape, but by then Toad's attitude towards his master had already begun to change. He damaged his spinal cord when he rescued a drowning man. It is later revealed that this was not the real Magneto, but a copycat named Xorn. The longer he is out of the water, most of his superhuman abilities rapidly dwindle. Marvel. The Ultimatum Wave then hits New York, prompting William Stryker to attack the X-Men mansion with his soldiers. Deities from other pantheons are also adapted from time to … Tiger Shark battled Wolverine. However, his overconfidence led to his defeat. As a prominent villain Tiger Shark has appeared in various flashbacks. He possesses some degree of superhuman strength and endurance, primarily concentrated in his lower torso and legs, which grants him his superior leaping abilities. [28], During the "Secret Empire" storyline, Toad became a member of New Tian's strike force following Hydra taking over the United States. 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Buckley reprises his role of Toad in, Toad makes an appearance as a mini-boss in the, Armin Shimerman reprises his role of Toad who is a playable character in the sequel. [7] Namor faced off against Llyra and Tiger Shark, but their battle was interrupted as the Human Torch showed up. [2] The Sub-Mariner, however, soon deposed Tiger Shark and the two became implacable foes. [35], In the Hellfire Academy, he found himself disillusioned with their attempts to teach the children how to be villains, feeling they should actually try educating them and tell them how unfortunate the life of a villain could be, which ended up with Husk shoving him out of the room and claiming he had embarrassed her. He can also secrete a highly adhesive resin from his pores that paralyzes the nervous system of anybody that touches it. This is as he would look had he not been born a mutant. [46], Toad is then rarely seen in the Ultimate X-Men comic following this and is not even shown during the "Banshee Drug" storyline where Colossus makes an X-Men team of drug-enhanced X-Men to fight Xavier's X-Men. Toad's intellect has increased beyond his original levels and he has considerable knowledge of advanced technology and access to vast technological and scientific knowledge, which he gained as a lackey to Magneto and while he was held captive by the Stranger, as well as his studies of machinery in the possession of Arcade and Arkon. Toad and Nightcrawler are then taken captive and then freed by Cyclops, Jean, Rogue, and Iceman. [15] He then formed his own subversive version of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, along with Blob, Pyro, and Phantazia. Escaping with several other inmates at microscopic size by riding on the back of She-Hulk's hand, Tiger Shark and the other villains emerged and attacked when she visited a law firm. Subsequently, most versions of Toad written or drawn after 2000 resemble the Ray Park version more closely than the original Toad. He also has the ability to move around on walls and ceilings. As he leaves the school, Husk arrives to apologize to him. [23] He is later seen being carried by Trance and Dragoness, who are being pursued by H.A.M.M.E.R. Toad's primary mutant ability is a superhuman leaping ability that allows him to leap many times higher and farther than an ordinary human. [8] Namor desperately attacked Tiger Shark while Llyra kept an eye on Leonard. He does not appear again. Tiger Shark was defeated when She-Hulk threw the villain Electro into the water Tiger Shark was standing in, short-circuiting Electro and causing Arliss' electrocution. The team battled the reformed villains the Thunderbolts. This friendship carried on even after Cyclops returned to the X-Men. [volume & issue needed] Thanks to special pads on his hands and feet, Toad can stick to and climb most surfaces with ease, even if they are vertical, inverted, or slick. Although successful, the process changed Arliss both physically and mentally: he now had razor-sharp teeth and gills and had become savage and predatory. [9], Some time later, Toad began to study the Stranger's technology, becoming familiar with it. Desperate to regain his swimming ability, Arliss willingly participated in an experiment by the scientist Dr. Lemuel Dorcas. [40], When a mentally unstable Scarlet Witch warped reality into the mutant-dominant House of M, Toad appeared as a member of Wolverine's Red Guard, and wrote a best-selling book about his time in Magneto's service. Desperate to regain his swimming ability, Arliss willingly participated in an experiment by the scientist Dr. Lemuel Dorcas. [volume & issue needed], The Toad's intellect and physical abilities have gone through some changes over the years. [17] Arliss and fellow Masters of Evil member Whirlwind escaped to California, where both are captured by Avengers West Coast members Tigra and Hellcat. [47], On Earth-18119 as seen in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Toad is seen as a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. He damaged his spinal cord when he rescued a drowning man. Domino's powers caused a misfire, giving Toad a chance to bring Outlaw down. He sought repeatedly to abduct the Scarlet Witch, but was thwarted by Quicksilver, the Vision, and the Scarlet Witch. [5] Toad aided Magneto against the X-Men once more,[6] but realized that Magneto didn't care at all for him and rebelled against Magneto, and fled his lair with Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. [32][33][19][34][35], Tiger Shark was imprisoned in the Big House, where inmates were shrunk using Pym Particles. As a result of having his genetic structure restored (thus stabilizing and augmenting his mutation) Toad has the ability to extend his elastic tongue up to 25 feet in length to ensnare objects and people. A younger Toad appeared in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, played by Evan Jonigkeit. Though his change improved his self-esteem, Toad continued to live life without direction. Although Toad's amphibian-like traits extend to his physical appearance, this was revealed to be contingent upon his mutation during the events in which the High Evolutionary deprived the world's mutant population of their extraordinary abilities. [1] Magneto tried to use him to infiltrate the X-Men, but they recognized his power and unmasked him. [21] For a time Tiger Shark renounced crime, and renamed himself Arlys Tigershark, and married a woman from an undersea tribe of nomads. [29], Toad appears in the Marvel 1602 series working as a spy for Enrique (Magneto) in the Vatican. The villains fled while Namor mourned the loss of his father,[9] and Tiger Shark hid in the Niagara Falls. He gained a secondary mutation where he can light his tongue on fire. [3] Namor and Dorma travelled to the surface to tell Tiger Shark's sister Diane Newell that he was still alive. [56] Most villains escaped from Pleasant Hill following a breakout. [11], Tiger Shark later reappeared to team-up with Attuma and Doctor Dorcas to capture Hydro-Base and take Namor prisoner there. In the middle of arguing with Sack, a Nimrod Sentinel fires on them, decapitating Sack and blowing off Toad's right index finger. [57], After Namor changed his policy on the relationship between the ocean and the surface, he prepared to declare his territory off-limits to all but its native inhabitants. [33], During the events of "Avengers vs. X-Men," Toad and Husk have developed a sentimental relationship. [31], Tiger Shark rejoined the Masters of Evil lead by a new Crimson Cowl, Justine Hammer. He was considered to be mentally inferior due to his extreme shyness and mild learning disabilities during his primary school years, though he was actually quite intelligent. With the help of the Human Torch, Namor drove back Krago. Due to his earlier betrayal, Toad is fired by Wolverine as janitor of the Grey Academy. [25], After Cyclops deputizes the population of Utopia to help fight an invasion of Nimrod Sentinels from an unknown future, Toad advises a group of mutants including Sack to remain behind on the island, where they could remain safe. Mortimer's fate is unseen but Creed assumes Weapon X kills him. As a result of further mutation, he now has mottled green skin and pointed-tip ears. At long last, the death of Marvel's THOR has finally come. [37] He was recaptured by the New Warriors along with fellow villain Armadillo. As Dorcas was able to fire a lethal blast from his hand weapon at Namor, the machine toppled on top of Dorcas and crushed him to death. He used the Stranger's alien technology to menace the Avengers. Magneto, in turn, is tyrannical in his treatment of Toad, who had become his second-in-command. [2] At one point, Magneto and Toad were captured by the alien Stranger as part of his collection, encased in cocoons, and taken on a journey through space. This proved to be the villain's undoing, as the Hulk managed to easily defeat him in land. [13], Eventually, Toad left the Misfits and returned to villainy. Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spider-Man's First Appearance), Tales of Suspense #39 (Iron Man's First Appearance), Incredible Hulk #181 (Wolverine's First Appearance), 155 Appearances of Todd Arliss (Earth-616), 25 Minor Appearances of Todd Arliss (Earth-616), Media Todd Arliss (Earth-616) was Mentioned in, 73 Images featuring Todd Arliss (Earth-616), 8 Quotations by or about Todd Arliss (Earth-616), Character Gallery: Todd Arliss (Earth-616), https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Todd_Arliss_(Earth-616)?oldid=5702305, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function. Toad is seen sitting beside Husk's hospital bed. [21], For reasons unknown, Toad eventually returns to Magneto's side during the Planet X storyline; however, Toad was not as docile and subservient as he had been in the past, even openly questioning Magneto at times. Toad (Mortimer Toynbee) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared in The X-Men #4 (March 1964).. [14] Much later, he played a "game" with Gideon, and sought to enlist Proteus in a new Brotherhood. Recently, he has demonstrated a better sense of combat and a leaner physique, using both his leaping ability and his elongated prehensile tongue to his advantage. Later, he was recruited into Magneto's original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, becoming Magneto's sycophantic 'toady'. This keeps him in peak physical condition if he's out of the water. Toad has also demonstrated the ability to psionically communicate with amphibian life (which he often uses as spies),[volume & issue needed] and to expel powerful gusts of wind from his lungs capable of knocking someone down. [2] Dr. Dorcas blended Arliss' DNA with that of Namor the Sub-Mariner and a tiger shark. [10] He even attempted to kill the Angel in a castle outfitted with traps by Arcade. However, over the years, the Toad's original powers have increased and he has gained additional powers through further mutation, including adhesive saliva and an elongated prehensile tongue. [38], After the Civil War, Tiger Shark was next involved in the theft of an artifact called the Horn of Gabriel, which he used to summon huge sea monsters and then directed them against the surface world. Toad learned that his deformed body was the result of experimentation by Juggernaut's father, Kurt Marko, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, which left Toad with an unstable genetic structure. Ranked: The Top 10 Most Powerful Marvel Superheroes In Marvel Today. Tiger Shark was one of his captives in a water tank. So far, Toad has made no known attempts to rejoin him. They confronted Llyra and Tiger Shark together, but Tiger Shark killed Namor's father. He was Magneto's sniveling servant in the 1960s line-up of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He briefly aids Victor Creed as they search for Weapon X, but they are attacked by their target and their car runs off the road. Either way, the real Magneto turns out to be alive after all. Husk sits alone in the destroyed coffee shop and Toad never shows up, later she gives Enduque counselling and finds Toad left her a message saying he had to leave or else someday she would wake up and see him for what he really was. [40], When the criminal The Hood became a crime lord, he decided to take advantage of the split in the superhuman community caused by the Civil War to assemble an army of supervillains. The X-Men, teaming up with Bishop, Iron Man, and Ms. Marvel, quickly found a way to rescue the trapped mutants and the 198 walked away unharmed. While the X-Men and O*N*E battled outside the bunker, Johnny Dee was instructed by General Lazer to cause chaos amongst the 198. He has demonstrated the ability to apply this advanced technology, but lacks the creativity to make progress beyond his existing knowledge. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Tiger Shark escaped, but Namor vowed to kill him when they next meet.[6]. [47], Tiger Shark joined a newer version of the Lethal Legion, led by the Grim Reaper. The group hid in what they believed was an abandoned nuclear bunker in the Nevada desert. Becoming a su… [37] Enrique promises to kill him, but his death is at least delayed, as he is seen alive on the ship later, though he doesn't appear in the climax. Namor regained his freedom with the help of Doctor Doom, and attacked the conspirators, throwing Tiger Shark into one of Attuma’s war machines. [19], Not long after, Toad entered the Madripoor Bloodsport Tournament. He joined several more incarnations of the Brotherhood of Mutants, none of which lasted for long. [46] Deadpool pretended to use the bathroom so he could sneak up behind Tiger Shark with a gun, but he was knocked to the ground and was forced to choke strangle Tiger Shark with a curtain before being able to unload a burst of bullets into Tiger Shark's chest. [20] Tiger Shark ceased hostilities to help rescue his sister, who had become trapped in a cave-in after being captured for study and then rescued by Namor. [41], Toad is seen as a zombie, along with several other members of the zombie Freedom Force chasing after the still living Blob. But Frankenstein creates self-replicating energy robots to attack the city and distract the staff so he and Enduque can escape the Grey Academy. [volume & issue needed], In the Earth X reality, Toad gains Magneto's powers and rules over Sentinel City, humiliating Magneto as payback. Toad works to help heal Wolverine, who had been laid low by a telepathic blast. Tiger Shark's costume is specially designed and contains a built in water system that constantly keeps his body wet. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide, All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update. He became good friends with Ultimate Cyclops, when they were in the Brotherhood together. In need of air, the Hulk returned to dry land, and Tiger Shark followed him. Left with no other choice, Tiger Shark accepted to join Namor's side, and became a member of his Defenders of the Deep, Namor's own super-team assembled to impose his will on the surface world's presence in the oceans.[58]. At that point, the long-presumed-dead Magneto's image had taken a Che Guevara-like notoriety, and Toad questions if Magneto may have been more powerful dead than alive. The most significant one is Thor, a character based on the deity of the same name from Norse mythology.Other deities from Norse myths were adapted for Thor's supporting cast, along with Heracles and other deities from Greek mythology. Tiger Shark was shot down into the water by Deadpool's sidekick, Bob. [39], Toad (Mortimer Toynbee) is a mutant partner of homicide detective Fred Dukes in X-Men Noir. [19], After escaping prison, Arliss battled Stingray. agents. Toad was among the group of mutants who broke out of the 198 camp, with help from Caliban, Domino, and Shatterstar. [11] Toad was eventually ejected from the castle by Doctor Doom, and he became suicidal, realizing that he was too dependent on others to work alone. He dropped out at an extremely early age and decided to fend for himself. As they were escaping, they are attacked by Husk and the All-New Hellions. [53], After joining Misty Knight's Crew for a short while,[54] Tiger Shark became a member of the Shadow Council's incarnation of the Masters of Evil. [volume & issue needed], Later, it transpires Husk's unhinged personality was caused by a secondary mutation that caused her powers to affect her mind along with her body. [25], Working with the aquatic Inhuman Triton and the Fantastic Four[26], Tiger Shark reluctantly helped Namor fend off an alien invasion. [12] Tiger Shark, Absorbing Man, Mr. Hyde and Grey Gargoyle attempted to steal an armor truck filled with money at the New York Harbor. Toad accepts her apology and tells her he always knew things between them were too good to last. However, when Enrique's group breaks free, they capture Toad. The group of mutants discovered this as Outlaw, being controlled by Johnny, pointed her gun at Domino. Toad officially joins the team and, like Iceman, wears a bandana with the "X" symbol on it. Marvel Comics includes many characters based on deities from several mythological pantheons. The Hellfire Academy is defeated, Kade Kilgore is trapped inside the Siege Perilous, Wilhemina Kensington manages to escape, but Manuel Enduque and Maximilian Frankenstein are forced to enroll in the Jean Grey Academy. Odin erzählt seinen Söhnen von einem schrecklichen Krieg gegen die Frostriesen von 965 n. Toad believed that Magneto loved him, while the mutant mastermind considered this henchman little more than a human shield.