Toad's Appearance

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#1 Edited by Teerack (10695 posts) - - Show Bio

before Toad went to the Jean Grey school he had a lean average body type and a normal skin color.

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Then when he goes to the X-Men school he suddenly gains like fifty pounds.... also his skin became a shade of green.

Toad & Husk - from Wolverine & the X-Men #15
Toad & Husk - from Wolverine & the X-Men #15

All of these changes happened without reason, and honestly I hate them all. Does anyone actually like Toad's new look?

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#2 Posted by Strafe Prower (13009 posts) - - Show Bio

This should interest

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#3 Posted by (((Prodigy))) (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

Since nobody actually cares about Toad, nobody has ever made a standard appearance for him. Some artists make him look like an almost-normal human. Some make him short and fat. Some give him such a toad-like appearance that he might as well be Ultimate Toad. 

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#4 Posted by Strafe Prower (13009 posts) - - Show Bio

@(((Prodigy))): I literally LOL'd at the last picture.

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#5 Posted by (((Prodigy))) (2520 posts) - - Show Bio
@Strafe Prower: I'm guessing that Scarlet Witch hit him with a hex bolt and made him accidentally release his bowels right as the picture was being taken.
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#6 Posted by Strafe Prower (13009 posts) - - Show Bio

@(((Prodigy))): LMAO

I honestly don't know what the artist was thinking when he created that costume. Maybe he was on LSD....

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#7 Posted by iLLituracy (13551 posts) - - Show Bio

His current appearance is based off of Chris Bachalo's design that dates all the way back to the days he used to work on Generation X. I remember there was an issue where Toad was holed up in Emma's old institute and the design was very similar to his appearances in Wolverine and the X-Men which was also done by Bachalo, so it may have been Bachalo's call. Though I think he wasn't as big in Generation X.

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#8 Posted by Teerack (10695 posts) - - Show Bio

@(((Prodigy))): The skin color thing does go back and forth, but that last picture was what toad looked like when his DNA was still messed up. They had a big story line about how Juggernaut's father did experiments to toad making him look all gross and fat, but once they fixed his DNA he changed to look normal. it was also when he got most of his powers because originally he could only jump, but once his DNA was repaired he got his long tong, special spits, poison sweat, and ability to stick to walls.

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#9 Posted by comkid100 (311 posts) - - Show Bio

I Liked his appearence befor he joined wolverines school.

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#10 Posted by Filthtrooper (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Toad had his genetic structure corrected by the black womb project making him taller, slimmer and giving him his prehensile tongue and acid spit. This was done in a storyline in the early 2000s. Presumably to make his appearance more like his movie version.

I don't read Wolverine and the X-Men but it seems Jason Aaron has either unwritten, retconned, or completely ignored that storyline. I'm guessing the later since nobody seems to give a shit about Toad enough to pay attention to his history.

I agree that his current appearance sucks but that seems to be par for the course when it comes to Wolverine and the X-Men. That series is in competition with Grant Morrison's run for being fuck ugly.

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#11 Edited by Teerack (10695 posts) - - Show Bio

@filthtrooper: In a few issues of X-Men Legacy and in an AvX tie in her was still green but super super skinny like he was made of bones and has a really big nose. Latter on in AvX his fat was made to look like he was stocky and buf, so I think no one cares enough about Toad to actually draw him correctly appose to how they want to. He's like Carol Danvers' hair.

Hell he even saved a few dozen mutants at one point and lost a finger doing it, but he's back to having 5 fingers on both hands because no one cares about him.

Ever since House of M I have been wishing they would made Toad a hero and cool and go with his House of M look.

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#12 Edited by Tatsu666 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack: Well why not make your own fan fiction about him and build him how you see fit.

Also about his finger Toad has a healing factor, as Wolverine once cut his tongue from the base and his tongue is 30 foot long, and it healed/grow back within a day (sorry but I don't have scans of this), plus to me I think he (Toad) should look like Marvel's Junta Manuel Vicente when he hasn't got green skin.

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