PREPARED BY CHARLES XAVIEREdit
Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters Recruitment Report: Toad
Nation of Origin: United Kingdom
Active Mutations: Toad can secrete and/or spit venom and mucus that poisons people or bring them under his mental control.
Passive Mutations: Toad’s powerful musculo-skeletal morphology is specifically adapted for leaping; my X-Men have observed jumps over 50 times his own body length, roughly the same ratio as the most powerful leaper in the animal kingdom (the Australian rocket frog).
He’s also developed a - there is no other way to say it - freakishly long prehensile tongue with enough strength to kill a man.
Hereditary Mutations? No. None of Toad’s family members have manifested mutant powers to date.
Recruit Background: I first encountered Toad when he was acting as an errand boy for Magneto. He could spring around like his namesake, but he was too cowed by Magneto’s imperious manner to do much else. None of my students could take him seriously as a threat - though the often found him disgusting and, once in a great while, pitiable. No decent person can watch another person belittled and humiliated as often and as harshly as Mortimer Toynbee was without feeling some degree of sympathy.
Attempted to Recruit Made? Yes. Rejected.
Likelihood of Recruitment? Low. Toad’s life lacks direction and genuine camaraderie borne of proper socialization in a caring environment. I wish I had encountered him earlier. I might have made a different sort of person out of him.