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Eugene Patilio (Earth-616)

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Eugene Paul Patilio's father, Vincent, was an inventor who had never created anything successful until he devised electrically powered coils that he then fashioned into a costume and embarked on an ill-fated career as the villainous Leap Frog.

Patilio decided to don one of his father's costumes and use it to become a costumed crime fighter. He began an earnest if somewhat clumsy battle against crime. In attempting to help Spider-Man and the Human Torch, Patilio accidentally succeeded in defeating the criminal Speed Demon. Greatly encouraged by this victory, Patilio named himself "the Fabulous Frog-Man."

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Vincent was proud of his son for capturing the Speed Demon, but his pride turned to disapproval as Eugene continued to serve as a superhero. Patilio assisted, of sorts, Captain America, and later tried unsuccessfully to join the super team Defenders. Afterward, Patilio was encouraged by Spider-Man to join with the Toad and Spider-Kid in forming the Misfits, although they disbanded almost immediately afterward. Most recently, Patilio defeated the villain White Rabbit with the help of his father, who had donned a version of the Leap Frog costume again.

Kraven's Zoo

Frog-Man was soon captured by Alyosha Kravinoff and used like an ordinary animal, for Kraven's hunting pleasure. He was held on a boat with other animal-themed super-criminals, such as Rhino, Vulture, the second Kangaroo, Swarm and others. Kraven would drug them and fight them to prove his superiority. He was stopped by the Punisher, but Kraven got away.

The Initiative

After the Civil War, he was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative,[1] and was recruited into the Action Pack team.


During Spider-Island, Frog-Man helped The Avengers to defeat Flag-Smasher and U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M., who were attacking the U.N. at the moment. He wished to establish a partnership with Ms. Marvel. As usual, through sheer luck, Frog-Man helped the team win the battle and save the day. [2]


  • Leap-Frog's Suit: Suit equipped with electrically powered leaping coils that allow him to reach a height of 6 stories per jump.

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