In the first X-Men film, during the Statue of Liberty fight, Cyclops, Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Storm are ambushed by Mystique and Toad, who had both been alerted earlier of the X-Men's arrival. Within less than 5 minutes, Wolverine is stuck fighting Mystique in another section of the Statue, Cyclops is locked in a display case, Storm is locked in an elevator shaft, and Jean is slimed by Toad.

I am curious, however, if the first X-Men film is the only instance of Toad sliming her, or if maybe it was shown again in one of the animated series or comics?

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    Worst euphemism ever !
    – Edelk
    Aug 22, 2017 at 8:16
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    Not trying to discredit the question, but why are you looking for such a very specific event? Just curious :)
    – Flater
    Aug 22, 2017 at 11:09
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    Found the stack exchange recently, and was intrigued by the 'toads-spit' tag. As for the event in question, I know that certain elements from the film were later incorporated into the comics; New X-Men showed the characters in the black leather, X-Men Forever briefly gave Mystique the blue scales look, and Toad was changed to be more like the Ray Park character. Just wondering if the Toad sliming Jean scene might have also been alluded to at some point. Aug 22, 2017 at 14:14
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    As Toad's powerset did not involve saliva until the film and the X-MEN FOREVER (2001) miniseries, and as Toad was not an active supervillain at the time, and as Jean died about 2-3 years after the mini-series - probably yes, the only time (unless it happened in that mini-series).
    – RDFozz
    Sep 29, 2017 at 19:40
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    @RDFozz-That sounds like a pretty good answer to me. I believe there are 6, maybe 7 issues in that run, if you wanted to check. Also, at Edlothiad, how is your research going? Oct 1, 2017 at 15:04

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It's hard to prove a negative but as far as I can tell Toad only really appears alongside Jean when he is a "good guy" after he has the power to spit and so they don't really fight. They are teamed up in the short 2001 series X-men Forever so don't fight. He joins the X-men on other occasions such as joining the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning as the janitor (although of course this particular event is after Jean dies).

Toad begs Wolverine for a job

So barring any explicit evidence that he does slime her at some other stage, which I can't find, I think we have to say the only instance was in X-Men.

  • Todd was a founding member of the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Magneto, back when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby conceived of X-Men in the 60s. Cannot recall specifics (had read the stuff as a child), but he and Jean have fought a lot indeed.
    – desertnaut
    Nov 15, 2019 at 12:35
  • @desertnaut Sure they've fought, my point is " after he has the power to spit" which I believe he didn't always have.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Nov 15, 2019 at 12:36
  • Fair point. I am not sure about it either
    – desertnaut
    Nov 15, 2019 at 12:37

I think that, actually, there is no legit animated series or comic (canon or legend) that details the episode where Toad slimes Jean Grey based on the story by Tom DeSanto and Bryan Singer, and screenplay by David Hayter for the film X-Men (2000). The most elegant and close out-of-canon reference that I have found is a Devianart by artist Lucas Ackerman entitled "Jean Grey vs Toad Final" (2018), but, as the artist Lucas Ackerman says, the mentioned reference is part of separate commissions mashed together in comic form.

Jean Grey vs Toad final_by_lucasackerman

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