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Frog-Man (Spider-Man character)

Frog-Man

Eugene Patillo


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Fabulous Frog-Man (Eugene Patillo) is a goofy 1980s Spider-Man character. He’s a super-hero fanboy in a stupid-looking repurposed super-villain costume. Eugene is ineptly attempts to help his idol Spider-Man fight crime. Sometimes he succeeds through sheer, blind luck.

This is a *very old* profile. I suspect I wrote it circa 1994 as a conversion of his FASERIP stats in one of my old, treasured issues of Dragon Magazine . It’s thus on the brief side, and doesn’t cover his eventual return during the 2000s and 2010s (and perhaps, Frog forbid, beyond).


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Background

  • Real Name: Eugene Patillo.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Vincent (father), Rose (mother, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of a crimefighting trio with Spider-Kid and the Toad.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 162lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

The Frog-Man is just an ordinary, unathletic kid.

His costume is reinforced and has powerful, electrically-powered springs under the feet.


History

Eugene Patillo is the son of Vincent Patillo. Vincent was an unsuccessful inventor who once modified one of his inventions (an electrically-powered spring systems with gyroscopes) to become the supervillain Leapfrog.


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The elder Patillo was also unsuccessful as Leapfrog. After coming out of prison, Vincent retired his villainous identity to take care of his family.

However, Patillo was barely able to support his home, especially after his wife died of cancer. He sunk into despair, believing the Leapfrog episode had ruined his life. His son Eugene, wanting to do help his father, resolved to use the Leapfrog technology in order to become a crimefighter and redeem his father’s name.

He thus began an enthusiastic and fumbling fight against crime. He even once fought alongside Spider-Man and the Human Torch, accidentally defeating Speed Demon by landing on him.

The Fabulous Frog-Man carries on his low-level crimefighting activities.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Eugene is a kid who means well, but whose intentions do not always work out. He is always eager to please, and is a big super-hero fan. He truly wants to make his father happy through his deeds as the Frog-Man, and feels that he is carrying on the proud “frog” tradition of the Patillo line.


Quotes

“Freeze, villains, before the might of the Frooohhhaaaa…” (involuntary jump) “…ooooh hey don’t…” (bump) “…aaaah please…” (boing) “*yikes*!!”


DC Universe History

Well, it seems obvious enough that he would have been a part of Justice League Antarctica. He might even have an occasional crime-fighting partnership with G’Nort. Or Ambush Bug.


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Frog-Man

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding Good
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Student
Inf: 02 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 007 HP: 020

Powers:
Dumb luck: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Dumb luck only applies in combat (-2).

Skills:
None demonstrated. Or suspected. Or implied.

Advantages:
Expertise (Super-heroes).

Connections:
Spider-Man (Low).

Drawbacks:
Age (Young), Secret ID, Uncertainty.

Equipment:
FROG-MAN SUIT [/BODY/ 05, Jumping: 04. The flippers might be useful in swimming. Maybe].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Spider-Man comics (Marvel Universe).

Helper(s): Peter Piispanen.

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