Mister ToadBack to Villains Main > Mister Toad
Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances: Hunted, Instinct, Darkness, Reckoning, and Doppelganger
Powers/Skills: Sound Manipulation
Voiced By: Udo Kier
Mister Toad is an eco-terrorist who can emit a sonic croak and wields a flame-shooting cane. He works alongside Professor Pyg and often handles explosives. Together, they surfaced in Gotham City to hunt down Simon Stagg, Michael Holt, and Bruce Wayne for their involvement in the Keystone Wetlands purchase that forced many animals out of their natural habitat. However, they were foiled by the Batman. Toad laid out several explosives to destabilize the structure at Keystone. While Batman was preoccupied with his own escape, Pyg and Toad made their own exit. Toad seemingly took Pyg's advice and got his eyes checked. Since then, Toad started sporting a monocle.
In the summer, Pyg and Toad targeted Gotham's fashion elite for their crimes against animal kind. They incorporated the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" nurser rhyme as their calling card, leaving excerpts with the first of their targets - Azzura and Liam Taylor. As Azzura and her bodyguards left Club Plush out the back, Pyg disabled her guards with blowdarts. They placed a bird mask on her and hung her on the face of a clock tower in uptown. The duo watched from the roof as she plummeted only to be saved by Batman. Pyg and Toad attacked Liam Taylor in his workshop and placed him in a death trap. Batman and Katana saved Taylor and found a lead to Cole Plastics. Batman investigated the factory and was ambushed. Pyg armed himself with electric paddles in battle but was slammed. The battle was cut short when police descended upon the factory. Pyg and Toad's final act was to blow up the Masters of Fashion's After Party on the Sea, taking place aboard a Trident Monarch X-90 yacht, with a modified form of phosphorus found on an African toad (perhaps Toad's). Batman and Katana intervened once again. Pyg and Toad attempted to speed up the countdown and escape but they were incapacitated by Katana when she deflected their bombs.
They were taken to Blackgate Penitentiary. Ra's Al Ghul freed the duo as a plan to deal with Batman once and for all. Toad asserted Batman wasn't their problem and was knocked aside into prison bars. Pyg didn't take too kindly but Whale stopped him. Ra's then proposed his deal. Batman for a piece of Gotham. Pyg and Toad were the first to take a shot at Batman, in their steam car, but were ran off the road. After Batman defeated Cypher, Toad knocked him into a car with his sonic croak. However, the villains soon fought each other over Batman. Magpie used a piece of debris to bat Toad away. Eight months later, Pyg and Toad stole and perverted the research of Dr. Kirk Langstrom. They forced him to test his serum on himself. He transformed into a Man Bat. Pyg injected two capsules containing scopolamine into Man Bat's neck. They had complete control over Man Bat. They forced him to rob chemical depots around the city so they could create more serum and raise an animal army to take back Gotham for all animal kind. While robbing a chemical factory, the duo ran into Katana and gave her the slip. They encountered Batman and Katana at Tapper Chemicals.
Before they could take Man Bat back into their custody, Pyg and Toad were surrounded by the Special Crimes Unit. Toad used his sonic croak to create an exit. Pyg and Toad returned to the old Gotham Zoo and prepared to use the serum on three kidnapped women. Pyg implored Toad to choose one to be his wife. Toad chose a blonde and presented a ring but they were interrupted when Batman shattered the vial of serum and attacked Pyg. Toad followed Man Bat and Katana to the zoo's gate. After police left with the hostages, Toad knocked Katana out and implanted capsules into Man Bat again. Toad chose Katana as his bride and retrieved Pyg. While Man Bat and Batman fought, Pyg served as minister of Toad's sham wedding to Katana. Batman intervened and injected both Pyg and Toad with the capsule. They obeyed his orders and sat down. The police soon returned to the zoo and arrested them.