- This article is about the character, Toad. For Peach's standard special move, see Toad (special move).
Toad as he appears in Super Mario 3D Land
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
|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 is the only character in long-time Mario continuity who didn't appear in McLeodGaming's Flash parody series A Super Mario World, he was not present either in the site's first hit game, Super Smash Flash. He finally made his MG debut in the sequel, Super Smash Flash 2.
Toad belongs to the race of sentient mushroom-like beings who also going by the name Toad, 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 foreseen as a happy character (happy almost to the point of childishness). Within the games, 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
Toad is completely absent in the original Super Smash Flash, mostly because Princess Peach wasn't present either. This was compensated with SSF's reboot, Super Smash Flash 2, where Toad, as with game in the Super Smash Bros. games, is used as Peach's standard special move which can be used to counter an enemy's attack.