Toad, as he appears in Super Mario 3D Land.
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
|MG appearance(s)||Super Smash Flash 2|
|Species||Toad / Fungus|
|Created by||Shigeru Miyamoto|
|Voiced by||Samantha Kelly|
Toad is a recurring character in the Mario series who made its debut in Super Mario Bros.. He is actually a singular character among an entire species of look-alikes (much like Yoshi is to the Yoshi species). He usually has the role of a supporting character who tries to help Mario and Luigi on their adventures; however, he is occasionally a playable character and a main protagonist at times as well.
Toad belongs to the race of sentient mushroom-like beings who also going by the name Toad, and as such, he does not differ to much from other Toads in appearance. He normally wears a blue vest, large brown shoes and a large diaper-like piece of clothing for pants. His appearance often depicts him to looking like a small human child with his miniature size and recognizable human like features.
Toad is often depicted in a childlike manner by often performing actions that resemble those of a child (such as jumping enthusiastically and cheering on in a joyful way). However, he is also sometimes seen as somewhat of a coward. He is presumably one of the most humble characters in the Mario series, as he seems to be actually aware of his own cowardice. Despite this, Toad is kind and often helps Mario on his multiple adventures.
In a variety of games, he has been referenced multiple times to being a very kind and polite Toad who generally roots for the well being for just about anyone who he calls his friend. In some Mario Kart images and various Mario media (such as the comic series), Toad has been shown to be accident-prone or simply unlucky.
In Super Smash Flash 2
In Super Smash Flash 2, Toad is used as Peach's standard special move, which is also named Toad. Peach pulls him out in front of her for a moment, and if Toad is attacked, he counters the attack by blowing out a puff of spores to damage opponents.
- Despite being a major recurring character in the Mario series, Toad does not appear at all in McLeodGaming's parody series A Super Mario World.