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"How about going for a little spin, bud?"
―The Terror Toad's first words when he blocked Trini's Blade Blaster.[src]

"No more Mr. Nice Toad!"
―The Terror Toad after the Power Rangers he swallowed were released and his final words before his destruction[src]

The Terror Toad was a toad monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Power Ranger Punks."

Character History

Past

A Terror Toad was used by Rita ten thousand years ago on Sorcery 7 to great effect.

Mighty Morphin

After Baboo's Punk Potion turns Kimberly and Billy into bullies, Finster creates the Terror Toad for Rita due to their success with him on Sorcery 7. Rita then sends the Terror Toad down to Earth to attack Angel Grove. In response, the Power Rangers are sent by Zordon to deal with the threat, but only Jason, Zack, and Trini are able to fight him. The Rangers' attacks prove ineffective against the Terror Toad as the Blade Blasters bounce off of his fat and energy blasts reflect back at them. He soon knocks Trini to the ground after which he fires his energy tongue at her, transforming her into a yellow energy sphere which he then swallows and a picture of the Yellow Mighty Morphin Power Ranger's helmet appears on his belly. Jason and Zack continue to fight the toad but are overwhelmed and Zack is soon consumed like Trini was, leaving Jason to fight him alone.

Once Billy and Kimberly are cured of the punk potion, they are instructed by Zordon to cut off the Terror Toad's horn and attack its weak spot right below its neck. The two then join Jason in the battle against the Terror Toad, managing to cut off Terror Toad's horn with the Blade Blaster and making him furious. In retaliation, the Terror Toad grabs Jason with his real tongue, pulls him into his mouth, and swallows him whole. As the Terror Toad swallows Jason, Kimberly notices strange markings on his neck that indicate his weak spot. Billy then tries to attack him, leaping into the air but Terror Toad catches him in mid-air, pulls him into his mouth, and swallows him as well. Left alone to fight the toad, Kimberly prepares to fire an arrow from her Power Bow but is knocked down by Baboo. The Terror Toad joins Baboo and the two begin to approach her but Kimberly immediately fires three arrows into the Terror Toad's neck. The Terror Toad falls to the ground and spit up all four of the swallowed Rangers. The Rangers then launch a final assault, each landing a devastating attack against the toad. Kimberly then deliveres the final blow by firing an arrow into his mouth and he stumbles around mortally wounded before being obliterated.

Due to him being completely powerless after his demise, Rita does not enlarge the Terror Toad. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Power Ranger Punks

Legacy

When Kimberly loses her self-confidence and nearly disappears on the Island of Illusion she remembers defeating the Terror Toad which restores her confidence and she returns to existence. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Island of Illusion

The Terror Toad is used in a dream by Goldar using the Crystal of Nightmares to destroy Billy's self-confidence. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Crystal of Nightmares

Personality

The Terror Toad was a ravenous and cruel creature, taking great delight in his task of battling and devouring the Power Rangers and would continuously mock and taunt the Rangers as he swallowed them one by one. He was also prone to anger as seen when he devoured Jason out of spite after Billy and Kimberly cut off his horn. Like most of Rita Repulsa's monsters, he was loyal to her and co-operated with her other minion Baboo to nearly defeat the Rangers.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Strength: The Terror Toad was able to send Jason and Zack flying with just a punch.
  • Extreme Durability: The Terror Toad easily shrugged off most of the Power Rangers' attacks including a direct hit from Jason's Power Sword and Zack's Power Axe.
  • Devour: The Terror Toad's signature ability where he is capable of devouring his opponents. He has a large stomach that can contain at least four of the Power Rangers. Whenever he swallowed one of the Rangers an image of their helmet appeared on his belly.
    • Power Absorption: The Terror Toad's power increased each time that he swallowed one of the Power Rangers.
  • Energy Shield: The Terror Toad could deflect laser blasts with an energy shield projected from his belly.
  • Energy Tongue: The Terror Toad's main attack where he emitted an energy tongue from the horn on his head that turned his foes into energy spheres which he then ate.
  • Energy Beams: The Terror Toad could fire destructive energy beams from his horn.

Abilities

  • Super Jump: The Terror Toad could leap several feet into the air as seen when he attacked Billy and Kimberly with a double punch.

Weaknesses

  • Horn: Terror Toad's horn could be severed with a Blade Blaster attack and render his energy tongue unusable.
  • Neck: When shot in the neck by Kimberly, the Terror Toad took massive damage and was forced to release everyone he had devoured.

Arsenal

  • Claws: The Terror Toad had clawed fingers that he could use in battle.
  • Long Tongue: The Terror Toad had a long tongue which he used as a whip, wrapping it around foes to pull them into his mouth to be eaten.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

  • The Terror Toad appeared to be based on a toad or frog

Etymology

  • His alliterative name alluded to his personality and that he is a toad.

Notes

Appearances

See Also

References

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