Source: This Creature of the Week is the ubiquitous and utterly unstoppable Toad, another entry from the Mario universe. This week’s selection is in honour of the upcoming release New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which I long for.
Depicted Above: The Toad above appears in the particular dress of the Toad character, a singular Toad who represents in his character the essence of Toad-ness. That is to say, he is unflappable, unbeatable, and utterly unstoppable. Toads are known for their racing and soccer skills, but can perform incredible feats of 2-D platforming when called upon. Nintendo opted to include two playable Toads in NSMB Wii instead of the neglected Wario and Waluigi because the developers understood the heroic nature of even generic Toads.
Vital Statistics: Toads drop spores when struck, which brings up a number of questions. So Toads reproduce asexually? Then, how are there male and female Toads? What do Toad and Toadette get up to when they’re alone?
Fury Factor: Toads are a primal force of nature hailing from the Mushroom Kingdom. Fury Factor: 20.