X-Men, Former BrotherhoodAPPEARANCEHISTORY
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). 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. He dropped out at an extremely early age and decided to fend for himself. Based on years of abuse and knowing full well he was a freak, Mortimer developed a severe inferiority complex, becoming servile to anyone that showed him the slightest bit of affection.
At sixteen, he met and lost his virginity to a prostitute. Like many weak minded men to women who treat them 'well', he thought she was in love with him. He spent weeks stealing things for her and eventually told her that he was in love with her. Such is common with these situations, she laughed him off. Toad can't remember exactly what happened, but he fled to the states when the papers stated that a prostitute's body had been found with her neck snapped. The marks around her neck showed that she'd been strangled by something long enough to wrap around without any breaks and squeezed. Fearing he'd done it, he ran.
He was recruited into Magneto's Brotherhood, becoming Magneto's sycophantic 'toady'. Toad believed that Magneto loved him like a son. Ignoring the fact that everyone treated him like a human shield. He has also developed a crush on Magneto's daughter, Wanda, and is seemingly oblivious to her either repulsion or complete lack of knowledge that he might even exist.
With the seeming downfall of Magneto, Toad is unsure of where he belongs any more.
Despite his many run ins with the X-Men and various other groups, he decided to swallow whatever form of little pride he had and offer himself up to them. It wasn't like he truly believed in the things Magneto always went on about, nor does he believe in what the X-Men does. He doesn't view himself as a member of the team, not truly, and doesn't expect other people to do so either. Most seem to understand that he just goes where he thinks he can survive.
Toad just wants to live and maybe even attempt to make up for some of the crimes in his past.
During moments of mental clarity, he seems well aware of what a horrible person he truly is and he pities himself.PERSONALITY
Toad s a shrimpy, smart mouthed, weasely punk with extremely poor hygiene with a wise guy attitude, who thinks he's tough because of the thugs he hangs around with. He mouths off seemingly without care for the consequences, but he will cower like a worm if confronted about his talk. He likes to surround himself with stronger people, because it makes him feel powerful.
He tends to fall for women quickly. He will do anything for the woman that he is in love with. They tend to be the type of women that would never give him the time of day. Usually very tall, very beautiful, and very powerful. This stalkerish love is easily broken if the woman does something that he finds unattractive. Such things include becoming pregnant (not by him, of course), if he is used to seeing them dressing a certain way and they change it drastically, or if he sees her giving the affection he wants to another man.
For the most part, Toad is harmless in his servile complex and stalker tendencies. Most times, he is a yes-man and will not advance on his feelings for a girl. He mostly just wants to feel like he belongs somewhere and that people want him around.
Short tempered, talks a big game, easily submits to those who show minimal affection to him.POWERS/ABILITIES Superhuman Leaping:
Toad's primary mutant power is the ability to leap to heights and distances far greater than that of an ordinary human. He has a vertical leap of over 24 feet and a horizontal jump of approximately 36 feet in a single leap. No definite limit to his leaping ability is yet known and can likely increase with age and training. Although Toad usually stands in a crouching position, he can stand erect if he wishes, the crouching poisition allows him quicker leaping if the situation calls for it. His unusually flexible spine enables him to crouch continually without strain. Superhuman Stamina:
Toad's muscles produce much less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the muscles of an ordinary human. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair him. Superhuman Agility:
Toad's bodily coordination and balance are enhanced to levels that are beyond the human body's natural limits. Superhuman Durability:
Toad's body is somewhat tougher and more resistant to physical injury than an ordinary human's. He can withstand impacts and physical trauma that would severely injure or kill an ordinary human with moderate discomfort. Super-Prehensile Tongue:
Toad has the ability to extend his tongue up to 25 feet in distance and ensnare objects and people. His tongue is superhumanly strong to the extent that he once killed a man by ensnaring him with his tongue and squeezing him, causing the man to be crushed to death much like a snake constricting it's prey. Mind Alteration:
Toad's super-prehensile tongue contains mind altering toxins bending a person's will so that they obey Toad's commands. Toxic Saliva:
He is also able to spit a caustic phlegmatic substance. Paralytic Resin:
His pores secrete a mucus resin that adheres to any surface and paralyzes the nervous systems of whatever it touches. Superhuman Respiratory System:
He can also contain large amounts of air in his expanding cheeks and throat and expel it with enough force to knock someone off their feet. It is more useful for aquatic life than it is for fighting. Amphibian Control:
Toad has demonstrated the ability to psionically communicate with amphibian life, such as frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders. Superhuman Strength:
The Toad is superhumanly strong, primarily in his lower body, and is capable of leg pressing 3 tons. He possesses superhuman strength in his upper body as well, although to a much lower degree, and can lift about 1 ton. WEAKNESSES Combat:
Toad is not hand to hand combat trained. Much of his fighting is based on wildly kicking and spitting till his enemy is either worn down or he can get away. Mentality:
Toad is very emotional and very mentally unstable. He talks to himself quite a bit. Agility:
Lack of proper training makes his agility near useless. Durability:
He is far from invulnerable and can be injured in ways similar to an ordinary human. For instance, he is not bulletproof and can be injured by weapons composed of conventional materials. Prehensile Tongue:
While it's very slick and very strong, if the right person were able to grab hold of it, they would have control of him easily. Mind Alteration:
Mental and emotional instabilities would suggest that the toxin he uses to control other people affects him as well. The degree of control he has over the person he uses it on is minimal and it generally only works on people as weak willed as himself. Paralytic Resin:
The resin he produces quickly wears off and does not prevent mutants from using their own abilities (such as Scott's eyes, Jean's powers, or even Rogue's if he were to touch her while she was affected). Superhuman Respiratory System:
The force the wind created is not more than enough to knock an average sized person off their feet. Amphibian Control:
Cannot control them once they are about half a mile away from him. EQUIPMENT
Despite his social awkwardness and seeming lack of intelligence, Toad is capable of understanding and utilizing advanced, even alien, technology. He is, however, unable to build it himself.
Toad has always had an unstable mutation, thanks to his infancy in the Black Womb Project. He is unaware of the experiments done to him.
He has an extreme disliking of mutants who have physical mutations like his own (Nightcrawler, Beast, and the like), but seem to have 'happier' lives than he does or have more friends than he does. Jealousy.
Toad is more intelligent than most realize, but it has it's limitations. While he could build complicated machinery and even use it, he has no skill in advancing it to a more efficient machine and no skill to design something on his own.