Who would in in a Rainforest Match between Toad from Marvel Comics and Reptile from Mortal Kombat?
Let’s learn about the challengers! First we will start off with Toad from Marvel Comics.
Toad (Mortimer Toynbee) is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared in X-Men #4 (March 1964).
He is most often depicted as an enemy of the X-Men, and was originally a weak, hunchbacked mutant, with a superhuman leaping ability. He was Magneto‘s servant in the 1960s line-up of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Mortimer was a mutant outcast until Magneto invited him to join his quest for mutant rights.
As the Toad, Mortimer became an integral piece of Magneto’s Brotherhood and he was right by Magneto’s side during all of the greatest mutant victories, including the final battle in Central Park which led to mutant supremacy. He eventually led his own version of the Brotherhood, which was more involved in petty crime than mutant liberation.
The character has appeared in numerous media adaptations, such as television series, films and video games. Actor Ray Park played a significantly different version of Toad in 2000’s X-Men film, and after the movie, aspects of this Toad have since been implemented into the comic book version.
The Toad’s intellect and physical abilities have gone through some changes over the years. In the character’s inception, he possessed superhuman leg strength and endurance. Toad also has high levels of agility, reflexes, coordination, balance, a superhuman ability to leap great distances. However, over the years, the Toad’s original powers have increased and he has gained additional powers through further mutation, including adhesive saliva and an elongated prehensile tongue.
Toad’s primary mutant ability is a superhuman leaping ability that allows him to leap many times higher and farther than an ordinary human. He possesses some degree of superhuman strength and endurance, primarily concentrated in his lower torso and legs, which grants him his superior leaping abilities.
Now let’s talk about Reptile from Mortal Kombat:
Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Since then NetherRealm Studios has taken over. NetherRealm Studios is an American video game developer based in Chicago, Illinois, founded in May 2010 to replace Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment‘s WB Games Chicago subsidiary.
Reptile debuted in Mortal Kombat as a hidden opponent and appeared in subsequent titles as a playable character.
Reptile is a green garbed, humanoid reptilian creature that embodies the archetype of the unhappy underling. Said to be physically hideous and repulsive, he is renowned for his great stealth and unquestioning loyalty. Unlike many other henchmen, Reptile does not strive for power. He is caught in a delusional state of mind, obsessed with finding the last remaining member of his race, or freeing his homeworld of Zaterra from Outworld‘s grasp. Thus, he always remains loyal to Shao Kahn. While well-meaning and sincere, his obsession is so important to him that it causes him temporary fits of insanity.
Reptile appears to take abilities from several reptilian creatures. His saliva is composed of powerful, corrosive fluids that can easily burn right through steel, much like acid. He also can fire concussive blasts of homing energy. Reptile’s distinguishing trait is his ability to render himself completely invisible.
So who will win this encounter?
Let’s take a look below.
The fight takes place in the Chagres National Park in Panama. There are no rules … except the two can’t use other animals in the forest as weapons. No animals will be harmed … except the two warriors in this fight.
Let Mortal Kombat begin!
Reptile is seen eating dead bugs against a tree. That’s right, the bugs were already dead. Toad, who is sitting on top of a branch on the same tree, lashes his tongue at Reptile.
Reptile is pissed off Toad interrupted his lunch. Toad starts to laugh as he jumps down from the branch. Reptile pulls out a blade to throw at Toad. The ever so clever Toad catches the blade with his tongue then throws it back at Reptile.
The blade pierces the side of Reptile. He is obviously furious about this. Reptile removes his mask and spits acid at Toad. Sometimes, the jet of acid spit would hinder the opponent for a very short time as the steam from the acid burns away at the opponent’s skin. In this case, Reptile missed Toad. Toad jumps over Reptile, grabs him from behind and flips him into another tree.
Toad turns around to tongue lash Reptile in the face over and over until Reptile reaches into his pocket for some green mist. Reptile throws the green mist into Toad’s face that temporarily blinds him. Reptile takes advantage by jumping over Toad then running toward him to deliver a flying elbow to the back of the neck. This blow by Reptile breaks the neck of Toad thus making Reptile the winner.
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