|Affiliation(s)||Professor T. Bird|
|Leaders||Professor T. Bird|
|Subfamily||Scubapoda (Walking Toads)|
|Creator||In-Game: Dave Shar, Morgan Ziegler, & George Pie|
Real Life: Tim Stamper, Guy Miller, & Kevin Bayliss
Battletoads are a species of bipedal, sapient amphibians that originally inhabited virtual reality but were retroactively transported to the planet Cagellian. They are highly aggressive but benevolent creatures, albeit critically endangered. They have the uncanny ability to morph parts of their bodies due to their virtual origins—for instance, they can transform their webbed foot into a giant boot or greatly enlarge their fists, and even grow ram-like horns, all to knock foes away.
Battletoads seem to alter their colors over time, although the reason for this is unclear. Their skin hue can range from a tan to varying shades of green, including bluish-green. Interestingly, all known Battletoads started out as a medium green shade; color seems to evolve over time and but eventually seems to settle on a permanent color. Specifically known colors are a medium green with dark spots, bright green, tan, light green with hints of yellow, olive green, cool bluish-green, dark green, light tan, and brown.
Rash's skin tone altered the least over time, changing from its initial medium green to a bright green.
Zitz's skin tone altered over time from its initial medium green to tan, a lighter green with hints of yellow, olive green, and finally to a cool bluish-green.
Pimple's skin tone altered from its initial medium green to dark green, to light tan, to brown.
Created by three human computer technicians and roommates David "Dave" Shar, Morgan Ziegler, and George Pie, they were initially intended as the primary characters for the original Battletoads game, which was built as a virtual reality simulation. However, during a testing phase they became suspicious as to the chief game programmer and their boss, Silas Volkmire, and chose to return to the office during the night. Finding the system turned on, they entered to see if it had been tampered with only to discover a cleverly laid-out trap that transported the trio through to Planet Cagellian, where they took over the bodies of the Battletoads, unable to return to their regular bodies.
While Battletoads go about their daily lives almost naked, they wear very minimal clothing. The most important article appears to be a pair of spiked kneepads. However, technological gauntlets, sunglasses, spiked black arm braces, black belts, and even red armbands are also known to exist.
- Rash (formerly David "Dave" Shar)
- Zitz (formerly Morgan Ziegler)
- Pimple (formerly George Pie)