Toad Brigade

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Mr. Maaario! You gotta hear this! We did such a good job, they're promoting us to Royal Guards! With me as the Royal Guard Commander, nobody will ever kidnap Princess Peach again! EVER! Koopas... Boos... Giant, overgrown moles... Whatever! Bring it on!”
Captain Toad, Super Mario Galaxy

The four Toads and Toad in the opening of Super Mario Galaxy (the red Toad is Toad instead of Captain Toad because his vest is blue).

The Toad Brigade is a group of five Toads that aid Mario through some of the Super Mario games, starting with Super Mario Galaxy. They are led by Captain Toad.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Concept art of the Toad Brigade and their Starshroom in Super Mario Galaxy.

Enjoying the festivities in Princess Peach's Castle during the Star Festival, Toad and his friends are scattered across the galaxy after Bowser carries Peach's castle into outer space. They eventually escaped, along with Luigi, until they are separated from him and are later discovered by Mario in the Honeyhive Galaxy, where he rescues them.

Shortly afterwards, the Toads join Mario at the Comet Observatory, where they decide to help him in his quest to gather the Grand Stars, and move their base of operations to the Garage. After the Lumas help them build a spaceship, the Starshroom, the Toads form the Toad Brigade and start traveling in order to find Power Stars with Mario. They are then seen throughout several galaxies in search for the stars, and often cheer Mario on during battles. They often arrive to provide a Launch Star to Mario on their ship in order to help him progress.

The five members of the Toad Brigade each have special attributes: the leader is Captain Toad who, despite trying to come off as brave is always fleeing at the first sight of trouble, making up ridiculous excuses along the way. This is first proven at the Space Junk Galaxy, as he mutters that he is afraid to board the airships. He can be seen as rather lazy. He always has a miners light on his head and a backpack on his back. Blue Toad wears glasses and often gives Mario advice in levels. Yellow Toad is very lazy and happy-go-lucky, and is either sleeping, much to the annoyance of a yellow Luma, or spinning around in circles. The green Toad carries a pickaxe and often sings songs while digging with it. The purple Toad is the Mailtoad. He will give Mario letters from Peach or Luigi when received. He also enjoys snorkeling, and can often be found underwater or with a snorkel mask.

In the Grand Finale Galaxy they show up for a final time. Their leader reveals that because of their work in helping Mario retrieve the stars, they have been promoted to Royal Guards.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Mario and the Toad Brigade in Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker.

The Toad Brigade reappears in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Like in the previous game, they continue to aid Mario throughout the different worlds.

Mario and the Toads on their Starshroom (the Starship Mario can be seen in the distance).
The Toad Brigade is introduced in an alternate manner than in Super Mario Galaxy. Firstly, Toad has the other Toads refer to him as "the new captain," and, when he is first met, he reveals he is actually Toad who instated himself as captain simply by wearing a headlamp. Additionally, the Brigade does not seem to know as much about the Lumas as they did before. The Starshroom used in Super Mario Galaxy 2 is stated by brigade members who reveals that the Lumas built it for them so they can return to follow Mario to help him on his quest. Also, they do not talk about their previous exploits and some have different roles in comparison to the original game. For example, the green Toad now is a Banktoad and not an adventurer as he was in the previous game. Mailtoad continues to give Mario letters. Additionally, Mario can give Banktoad some of his Star Bits.

Throughout the game, the Toad Brigade follows the Starship Mario using their Starshroom. Mario can go onto to their Starshroom simply by using a teleportation pad on the Starship Mario in order to speak with them. There is also a 1-Up Mushroom each time Mario teleports to their ship. They sometimes assist him on his journey but generally they are just seen exploring the areas rather than looking for power stars. In the Bowser levels, the Toads are sometimes seen deep within the area, with the Toads often having a coin for Mario to collect. In the ending credits, the Toads are seen celebrating within the credits as Mario finally gets the cake that he had earned from saving Princess Peach. It is unknown if they still are Royal Guards.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Captain Toad also appears in Super Mario 3D World. In this game, he is a playable character in his own puzzle levels called The Adventures of Captain Toad where the player can not jump and must collect five Green Stars. He is the only Toad Brigade member in the game; while yellow, green and purple Toads similar to his crew can be seen with Captain Toad in a Clear Pipe back to the Mushroom Kingdom during the credits, they only act as hosts of the Toad Houses.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Captain Toad will star in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker as a playable main character. All the other members of the Toad Brigade except for Mailtoad are confirmed to appear to help the captain, such as giving him Super Gems upon finding them.[1] The appearance of the Toads is vastly different, as they are outfitted in adventure suits with backpacks.

Members[edit]

Character Biography Appearances
Captain Toad

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Captain Toad, also known as Toad Brigade Captain in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, is the leader of the Toad Brigade. He often wears a headlamp on his head while exploring the galaxies and is seen being in charge. As a result of this, he is sometimes seen fixing things, like their ship that broke in the events of Super Mario Galaxy. In both games he is portrayed as a little bit afraid of the challenges, though his loyalty to Princess Peach encourages him to keep helping Mario throughout his adventure. His level of cowardice varies between these games; while in Super Mario Galaxy he leaves himself behind so that the rest of the Brigade can do the work, in Super Mario Galaxy 2 he is a more active and bold (though still afraid) member to get into dangerous situations. In Super Mario 3D World, he has a playable role dedicated to finding Green Stars.

He stars in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker as the main playable character. Here he is given a more greedy side, depicted in his original quest, but keeps his cowardice and loyal attitude. He ventures to save Toadette from Wingo, and is later even kidnapped by the latter to be saved by the former.

Blue Toad

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Blue Toad is the brains of the operation. He wears glasses that can be seen in the Super Mario Galaxy series. Blue Toad often gives Mario advice throughout the levels. His information is the most helpful out of all the Toads. Blue Toad also seems to not be very trusting of the Lumas and Rosalina, even declaring that she might be a witch. He eventually sees them as his allies after Mario clears the Terrace. In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Blue Toad assists in more ways than before. Instead of offering advice, he now gives Super Mushrooms, 1-Up Mushrooms, and even Super Gem.
Yellow Toad

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Yellow Toad is the sleepy Toad. In Super Mario Galaxy he is seen sleeping anytime he could, going as far as never appearing awake in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. While awake, he actions are very cheerful and mostly carefree. He is seen spinning and having fun very often. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, he seems to be awake more often as well as somewhat more serious. While Yellow Toad sleeps, he often mentions events that have not taken place yet, such as telling the player when they need Coins or Star Bits. This may imply that he can see the future in his dreams, and he is often more helpful sleeping than otherwise.
Green Toad / Banktoad

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In Super Mario Galaxy, Green Toad is a humble hard worker who loves to sing songs as well as build and fix things, especially with his picket. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, he is named Banktoad and given a new occupation as a Star Bit banker. Mario and Luigi can come up to him to give or take Star Bits. Banktoad spends his time looking for Star Bits for Mario and Luigi. His appearance changes when he is holding a certain number of Star Bits. He is also not as humble as seen in Super Mario Galaxy, as he sometimes questions or criticizes the competence of his Captain. In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, he is always seen reading an old map.
Mailtoad

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Mailtoad is the purple Toad in both Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel. He enjoys giving mail to Mario. Letters come from Princess Peach, Rosalina, and others. Most letters in Super Mario Galaxy are letters attached with 1-Up Mushrooms or from Luigi when he finds a Power Star for Mario; however, in Super Mario Galaxy 2, there are letters from people in the galaxies that want challenges, such as The Chimp. In Super Mario Galaxy, he is also found as a brave explorer and a risk taker. He is often found swimming or after swimming in Purple Coin missions, telling Mario if he has found any Purple Coins in the water. He is willing to take risks to help Mario, as he has even swum in the freezing waters of the Freezeflame Galaxy to look for Purple Coins.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy bio[edit]

Toad's Collectible Card Bio: Toad is Princess Peach's closest confidant and sworn protector. Typically Toad is a happy character, as seen by the constant smile on his face. But now he has reason to be concerned. His beloved princess has been kidnapped by Bowser, and Toad will stop at nothing to help find her. Just when all is feared lost, Toad and his friends appear in their Mushroom-shaped ships and help guide Mario on his quest to save Princess Peach.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Image Appearance(s) Description
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Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2
As Mario travels to the unknown reaches of space, he can always rely on the trusty Toad Brigade. They're a colorful bunch–the captain sports red spots while the others have green, yellow, blue, or purple ones. The yellow one is known for dozing off on the job, but his sleepy musings can be quite handy!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノピオ探検隊
Kinopio Tankentai
Toad Expedition Team
Spanish (NOA) Escuadrón Toad Toad Squad
Spanish (NOE) Cuadrilla Toad Toad Gang
French (NOE) Brigade de recherche Toad (Super Mario Galaxy)
Brigade Toad (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Toad search brigade
Toad Brigade
German Toad-Suchtrupp Toad Search Brigade
Italian Truppa Toad Toad Troop

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BapVf3fVN6Y