The release of the new She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer introduced a new hero to the MCU as we get to see Jennifer Walters taking on the Hulk banner cousin Bruce Banner. However, the trailer also allowed us to see a few new Marvel characters. And one of the most obscure characters we saw was a guy who resembled Frog-Man. So, who is Frog-Man from the She-Hulk trailer?
Named the Fabulous Frog-Man, Eugene Patilio is nothing more than a vigilante that wears a froglike costume that allows him to leap great distances. He is the son of an unsuccessful inventor that couldn’t invent anything useful and turned to crime instead by using the Leap Frog costume he invented.
Frog-Man is indeed one of the most obscure superheroes in the history of Marvel because he really isn’t very powerful or successful. Nevertheless, it is quite interesting to see what Marvel will do with this character in the upcoming She-Hulk series. He might end up becoming more of a comic relief for the series, especially with how lighthearted She-Hulk seems to be.
When the new trailer for the upcoming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was released, there were a few reveals that were shown in what is a pretty short and simple trailer. Of course, we do know that the series will revolve around Jennifer Walters and her life as the new She-Hulk. But we also know for a fact that there are going to be some new characters added to the MCU through the series.
One such character that was unmistakably familiar is a guy wearing a green suit that resembles a frog. Throughout the entire Marvel Comics history, there is only one guy who wears this suit. Yes, we are talking about Frog-Man. But who in the world is Frog-Man?
Frog-Man’s origins started with a young teenager named Eugene Patilio, who grew up in a struggling family because his father, Vincent, was an unsuccessful inventor that didn’t make a lot of money. Instead, it was Eugene’s mother who had to support the family, but she ended up dying of cancer.
Struggling to make ends meet, Eugene had to work while he was in school. This meant that he didn’t have enough time for his schoolwork. Meanwhile, Vincent was able to invent a suit that was powered by electrically-powered coils as he used this suit to embark on a career as the villainous Leap Frog. However, Vincent wasn’t able to do much with this career as he ended up getting caught and imprisoned.
Back at home, Eugene found the Leap Frog costume and started using it to fight crime so that he could get over the fact that his father was a villain, albeit an unsuccessful one. He used the suit to try to fight villains and even ended up aiding Spider-Man and the Human Torch in capturing Speed Demon. However, Eugene defeated Speed Demon by accident but was still very proud of what he accomplished as a vigilante.
Drunk on his victory over Speed Demon, Eugene named himself the Fabulous Frog-Man because he believed that this superhero name had more flair compared to the old name that his father used when he was wearing the suit.
Since then, Frog-Man started assisting different superheroes in their missions but failed to join several superhero groups because he wasn’t really good enough. He did, at some point, join the Misfits, but the group didn’t really last too long. However, Eugene still had a few successes in his life, especially after defeating White Rabbit with the help of his father, who wore his own Leap Frog costume.
In a sense, Frog-Man has seen his fair share of superhero deeds in the comics, but he was almost always a background character helping other superheroes out. When he did succeed in defeating villains, it was mostly out of sheer luck instead of his skill and intelligence. As such, he is somewhat of a comic relief in the comics, especially because he isn’t really the most powerful or most skilled superhero.
Going back to the She-Hulk series, it is interesting to see what they are planning to do with Frog-Man, considering that he isn’t the most popular or most capable Marvel character. He may have a good history of helping out other superheroes, and that might be a storyline that Marvel will try to use in the upcoming She-Hulk series.
It is also very possible that Frog-Man will only be a comic relief in the series, considering that the trailer does make it seem like She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is more of a lighthearted series compared to the previous Marvel shows that have been released on Disney+.
As obscure as Frog-Man may be, his appearance in She-Hulk could be a good rebirth for a character that was never successful in the comics. Of course, a lot of people are going to relate to this character because he is simply an ordinary person trying to do some good with what little he has in life.
Frog-Man Powers & Abilities
What makes Frog-Man one of the most obscure characters in Marvel Comics history is the fact that he has no powers and has no useful abilities that could give him an edge as a fighter. And that’s because he is simply an ordinary person who never had the intelligence or the fighting skills of any of the other regular human characters in Marvel history.
The only thing that allows Frog-Man to do anything is the suit that he is wearing. While wearing this suit, Eugene is capable of leaping six stories high thanks to the electrically powered coils that the suit is made of.
However, that’s all the suit can do. The Frog-Man suit doesn’t allow Eugene to have any other superhuman abilities like increased strength and speed. It also doesn’t have any weapons on it. Instead, it is simply a suit that allows him to jump very high.
On top of all that, Eugene isn’t even a trained fighter. He doesn’t have the skills of someone like the Punisher or Black Widow. His strength and fitness levels don’t even match up to what the other regular human heroes could do in Marvel. He is simply a regular human with no special skills or abilities whatsoever but wears a suit that allows him to jump high.
But the one thing going for Eugene is that he is quite lucky. In a lot of the adventures he was in, Frog-Man was able to defeat villains thanks to his clumsiness and luck. As such, a lot of the things he did as a superhero came down to how his clumsiness helped him out in fights. And if that’s the case, then maybe we can say that luck is Frog-Man’s special power.