|Slanito Poison Toad|
|Current Age||Unknown (Approximately between 20 to 30 years old)|
|Species||Toad (species) (Precisely a Poison Toad)|
|Align||Evil or neutral, depended on the situation. Former good|
|Class||Former landlord, genius|
|Family and Relations|
|Main Weapon(s)||Poison Mushroom, portions of any sort, machinery|
|Ability/ies||Becomes bigger by consuming Poison Mushrooms, produces such Mushrooms, exile at making scientific manners like potions.|
|Nationality||Mushroom Kingdom (formerly), Toxic Land (present)|
|Height||Varies, usually just taller than normal Toads.|
|Weight||Varies, usually heavier than normal Toads.|
|Slapsnot (Embarrassing nickname)|
|First Appearance|| Super Mario Team-Mania (Gear Games' Marioverse Canon)
|Series||Super Mario Bros. (series)|
Slanito P. Toad, also known as Slanito Poison Toad or just Slanito, is a Poison Toad debuted in Super Mario Team-Mania.
He was a normal Toad who is a landlord before getting dismissed after having enough of the other Toads' cowardice, the Princess Peach getting constantly kidnapped and Bowser's constant troubles, both who seems to never learn their lessons.
He becomes the main antagonist in his debut, who declares that the Mushroom Kingdom will alway be in trouble and even unable to take measures against the tyrant, and steal the Coins and other valuables in order to mock Peach, and then stole Bowser's Koopa Troop and his castle as a way to give him a distance and as an attempt to disarm him.
Slanito had become more ego-maniacal ever since, probably because of his excruciating past mentioned as above, and continues by giving orders to the stolen troops to steal the Kongs' Banana Board and even Coins that Wario and Waluigi's so-called "Well-Collected Coins", making the mischievous Toad the common foe of many people.
After his defeat, he had learned his lesson but still believes that the Mushroom Kingdom will never change, but after his punishment and a good wreck from Bowser, he becomes more neutral most of the time.
While still causing more yet minor troubles, Slanito will not hesitate to join Mario and friends only if Bowser had or will also cause trouble for him. However, he may still cause major troubles usually out of spite or in an attempt to get rid of Bowser and the Koopa Troop, as well as Peach if she opposes the idea.
After his first appearance and his role as the main villain of Super Mario Team-Mania, Slanito had quickly become one of the most popular characters made by Gear Games does to his uniqueness and well-thought concept, as well as his personality, and sometimes even triumph over Meta-Form in popularity voting contests such as Gear Games' Character Award.
Slanito does have a similar shape to a typical Toad, but is more decorated and have variable size, although his minimum size and weight is always higher than a regular Toad. He can in his regular size, to almost as enormous as Giant Bowser (New Super Mario Bros Wii.), depended on how many Poison Mushroom that Slanito had eaten. He can go beyond that, but Slanito wouldn't want to accidentally step on the Mushroom Kingdom itself.
He also has a pair of small fangs, although he is not a vampire but does use them to bite his opponent if needed. His mushroom cap is purple, with dark pink polka dots and a skull in the front dot, a golden tiara with a red orb at the middle, a coat wider than a regular Toad's (which could make Slanito being mistaken for being fat, which he doesn't like it), with stripes and a quarter-circle on each ends, and a zig-zag motion on the top of his pants. He also wears an inner coat with two buttons, which is usual for a person with high dignity and high position, as he was once a landlord.
He is known to be very intelligent, and surprisingly, have an extreme endurance of any acts of stupidity, and will only scold people who don't learn any mistakes or that continues the unnecessary acts. He also prioritizes his goals over simply bad acts, but he wouldn't hesitate to deliver a snarky comment on those who gets on his way. This doesn't stop him from being ego-maniacal, and tend to claims to be the greatest genius, and wouldn't mind considering the others who cannot learn from their mistakes as inferior beings.
Worse still, he also seems to be quite sadistic, as he enjoys to eat beings way smaller than him (unless that it is too hot, too cold, too bitter, too acid, too dirty, or too sweet), which could explain his fangs even further. Although he preferably uses it as an actual "finishing move" or when he fall on his front as a counterattack, because he doesn't like to receive yelps from those who witness it or the victim could have time to escape or even to deliver a counterattack. He also enjoys playing mind games with others, as this allows him to take advantage from his opponents who uses brawn over brain.
Despite the above, even Slanito does have his limit. He is not outright evil "in every second" and does have a reason and motivation to do so, and refuses to seek death and destruction. And ever since his defeat, he becomes more neutral, although he still thinks that the Mushroom Kingdom will never get any better in terms of peace-making and stick with "Bowser causing troubles and mostly dares to kidnap Peach". And if Bowser had caused or will causes troubles on Slanito and the latter one only caused small mischief, the Poison Toad will not hesitate to join Mario and co. to stop the evil Koopa King.
The opposite can happens, too; he can return to his wicked ways in other games since Team-Mania, although it is usually for his own gain or in order to get rid of Bowser and the Koopa Troop or make better changes for the Mushroom Kingdom (and quit his plan the moment that he realize it will only make it worse). Even if this happens, Bowser may be very likely to refuse to join Mario and co. as long as the Poison Toad mind his business with the Koopa King's goals.
Like most egomaniacs, Slanito will not admit how egotistical he can be and often boast about his talent when he succeeded anything that is not considered as easy to perform, especially in scientific manners. When insulted, he usually just wouldn't care, until the insulter will go out of hand and may cause him to lose his temper.
Slanito usually refrain himself from being emotional, but when he realize that he did go too far, he can felt remorse, but if he instead saw the result as too weak, he will express tranquil frustration, or when someone else deliberately failed him, he will not hesitate to call long names against the traitor.
How he actually treats his minions actually varies; while he never meant to do verbal or physical harm against his own minions, he can be sometimes flippant and often ask some of the braver henchmen to do his scientific experiences. This can sometimes worry the others, especially Shur and Iken, two of his best underlings.
When he saw someone failed to do an important task, he only lectures them or heavily scolded them, but no physical abuse or anything else. He can go up to claiming that he can do the task better than the one who failed, which can irritate those who failed. He often tends to refrain himself from doing this against Peach or other royalty, because he knows that it will bring him troubles. This is unless if that royalty is Bowser or other villains, but even then it's only when they are not being smart at all.
He is really intelligent and competent, even when compared to Bowser when he is competent. Like a regular Toad, his strength and speed are very good and allow him to normally fight, but sometimes he prefers to use his machinery. He is also very skilled with mind-games, and able to trick the others very well, especially against those who prefers brawn over the brain.
He can also get a bigger proportion of himself by eating Poison Mushrooms, and can also use them to poison his enemies. He can even produce these Mushrooms by using his spores out of his mushroom-cap and can produce in apparently an infinite number of it.
Slanito can also use Power-Ups like Mario and others, which allows him to take advantage of it and combines his bigger size, making Slanito a bigger threat when he really does it. When being giant, he can make a powerful ground pound by using the traditional way, or by using his cap to releases even more spores.
Being a Poison Toad, he is completely immune to any kind of poison, venom and toxic, except for hazardous chemical products. This explains how he grow up with Poison Mushroom instead of being poisoned or shrunk. Although he can alternate of growing up or instead of making his body into a toxic fluid.
He can also use black magic, which while not as prominent as Kamek is able to, can change the property of any creatures without hazardous effects, including making them bigger, or changing their element. He said that he learned it by dealing with Kamek when he prepares for his dreaded plan.
Likes and Dislikes
Slanito loves science, but will not makes experiences for sake of it, but rather to know more about it and anything else of the universe. He also likes poisonous things, and since he is a Poison Toad, he is not afraid to taste it to see how poisonous it is (and some of them could make him bigger), and giving lessons to the others to show as an example of progress.
In addition, and unfortunately for the others, he even thinks that most bite-sized beings are tasty and would not hesitate to eat them out shall he is too bothered or to finish them off. He does prefer to eat meat and sweet things over other things, but not both combined.
If there is one thing he hates, it will be someone else's inability to understand, and this really bothers him when someone else doesn't or just downright refuses to learn his/her lesson. While having an incredible endurance of act of stupidity (as he is even aware that it is part of life anyway), he dislikes being a victim of such if this result to hurt him or to damage or destroy his properties.
He also doesn't like to have bad names that are not true (noticeably being called fat, has he isn't even fat and it is his big coat that makes the others that he is, but it is rather rare), and nothing worse to grind his gears than being constantly mocked. He also becomes very embarrassed when being called by his surname, "Slapsnot".
While Slanito himself is not seen nor directly mentioned so far, it is confirmed that a representation of him who works for Khrysalis, namely Nega Slanito. His boss battle is unknown for the moment. This is actually the first time that Slanito had appeared, but it wasn't until Super Mario Team-Mania that he become an established and reoccurring (morally-gray) villain.
His debut appearance, and the only one so far. Slanito is the main antagonist of this game and was fought three times, including his two phrases final boss battle in his giant size and then as
He stole Bowser's Koopa Troop and his castle, then and many things by using the upgraded Airships with magnets, nets and mechanic hands. He even uses the Koopalings and Kamek as the holder of the Power Flower, which each gives a different effect. Before the final boss fight, he tells the players that things will never change as long as the pesky Bowser is around.
Each time the player(s) enter a new world, a conversation between Slanito and the designated Koopaling (or Kamek in the penultimate world 8), some of them were more warm with Roy and Lemmy, neutral with Iggy and Morton, although very bitter with Larry (who had made fun of his inventions), Ludwig (who was very arrogant and attempted to get rid of him), and Wendy (who is obviously quite bratty). He even outsmarted Kamek which did cause the latter one to lose his temper for a while.
After being finally defeated, he got punished by Princess Peach for his dastardly acts to make labors to repair the fields for a week. Afterward, he sees Bowser on his Koopa Clown Car and attempts to kidnap Peach again, only that Mario and Luigi intercepted this time. He left a chuckle and shrugs, and return to his island.
Slanito is one of the surprising special guests and is one of the unlockable characters, unlocked after completing the hardest difficulty of the Toxic Labyrinth. His moveset is known as Poison Spread as his neutral special, Black Magic Beam as his side special, Heavy Pound as his down special and Toxic Jet as his up special. He also uses his Poison Mushrooms and his custom-made power-ups for his arsenal, and that he is both strong and fast which is a rare combination.
His Hyperdrive is Mega Size, in which Slanito eat his Poison Mushrooms to get a massive size and have massive attack and defense as a result, thus nearly impossible to knock him out in his state, as he is rendered flinchless against most attacks. As a result of his size, he is logically easier to hit but also gain a greater range of all of his attack.
Unlike most, if not all characters, Slanito is literally immune to the toxic atmosphere and is even powered-up by this mechanic. This allows him to be more dangerous than the other characters. His competition status is unknown as the game as just released, but skilled players can easily master him thanks to his mind games based attacks as well as the combination of speed and strength.
This is the first time that Slanito appeared in a Paper Mario game (among with other Gear Games-made Mario characters). He is a reoccurring antagonist in Wario's interludes, but he and Wario had only fought once at Interlude 4, while the main antagnonist of the game, Monsieur Masteurpiece, was actually faced twice in Wario's interludes. The reason why Slanito gets on Wario's way is to retrieve the Great Power Pencil before the greedy plumber or Waluigi does.
He is also fought by Mario and the partners in Chapter 3, where he is trying to figure where are is the Unexplored Ruins. Mario and others had no ideas where is it when asked, much of Slanito's slight dismay. Slanito warns Mario that Wario and Waluigi would be more than likely to break anything on their path and to everything to get the Great Power Pencil. Goombella asked who is he, and Slanito boasted himself to be the great genius. Mario asked Slanito to help them out, but the latter one told them that he is too busy right now.
After the Were-Draggadon incident, the former one turned back into the poor Koopauvre (the lone Koopa) that Mario and friends met before. As Goombella explains how it happened but had no ideas to how to cure it, Slanito himself show up and tell the others that the only way to cure the Were-Draggadon curse is to feed it a Silver Mushroom. Mini-Yoshi thought that Slanito is behind this curse and wanted to fight him, much of Slanito's annoyance.
After being singlehandedly defeated by the Mini-Yoshi partner, it turns out that Kammy Koopa reveals herself and gloats at them, then tell them that she indeed caused the Were-Draggadon curse and will happen again at every Full Moon. Cloudine scolded her for being unjust with a miserable Koopa, which Slanito do agree as he doesn't deserve to be cursed. Kammy, scuffed up, decide to leave, and Slanito will be glad to help the poor Koopauvre. He will be a temporary ally (temporary allies does not take a Partner spot but does take an Enemy Card spot) until Koopauvre becomes healed from the curse.
After the mission, he wishes them good luck, without saying anything else. Rainizia suspected that he seems to be up to something, but Mario assures (in gibberish which the characters can understand him anyway) that he is not always evil. Rainizia then agreed, but warn the others that she actually meant that he and the Giant Thief are similar.
Presumably because of his villainous start, this Toad is obviously not like the other Toads. Slanito was once loyal to the Mushroom Kingdom when he was working as a landlord, but because of the constant troubles that should be solved in the first place, he dismissed his jobs and becomes sometimes a common foe of the Mushroom Kingdom and the Koopa Troop or just one of these, sometimes he is simply a neutral Toad, and sometimes, when Bowser dares to mess with him, he is not afraid to join Mario and co. without hesitation.
One thing is clear is that he have no wills to team-up with the Koopa Troop. Bowser wouldn't do it either unless if they have a serious problem anyway. Despite this, Slanito has been considered as a more complicated guy than others does to his complex personality and pragmatic villainy (and a token evil teammate at times).
While Mario doesn't show true grudge against Slanito despite his devilish act, the red plumber still needs to stay on his guard when the mischievous Toad is around. However, if Bowser is causing troubles and that Slanito is a potential victim, the latter one will not hesitate to join Mario, placing the rivalry aside. The opposite is also true; shall Slanito is up to no good again, Mario and friends better stop him, and the ego-maniacal Toad is not afraid to put them down if they get on their way.
Slanito actually admires his good acts, but usually, he tell him to change things up if he doesn't want that Princess Peach get kidnapped again. In addition, Slanito would rather warn Mario that as long as Bowser is around, things are unlikely to be changed that much.
Being more neutral doesn't stop Slanito to return in his wicked ways, and when Mario see him doing something evil or working with another villain for a common cause (like in the case of Paper Mario: Drawing of Disaster), the red plumber will not slow down to stop him.
Slanito wasn't that rude with Luigi, and does even remembered his feats like saving Mario from King Boo twice. However, he also likes to poke fun of Luigi's cowardice and constant shadowed state. Luigi, on his hand, doesn't appreciate Slanito but wouldn't compare him to Bowser or any other villains, as Luigi feels sorry for Slanito because of the fact that things wouldn't change so easily.
Slanito even warms up with Luigi once, in the final battle, that the green plumber is not that much of a coward and that if there is anyone who can stand against Bowser, that's him. This may indicate Slanito can actually compliment more often than Bowser.
Despite that she does dislike what Slanito had done in Super Mario Team-Mania, she admitted that things are not going to change as long as Bowser is around, and even was glad that the Toad didn't become evil for no reason, but with a rather dangerous motivation. She still punished him for labor for a week, but then explained to him that Bowser is no better anyway.
Slanito, unlike the Koopa King himself, had no romantic feels to Peach, and had no intentions to kidnap her at all, although he did sid at one moment that he still cares for her and will only harm her if she means to stop him.
Slanito had obviously had no respect for Bowser at all, thinking that he is a "simpleton who is way too prideful to learn a single mistake". Whenever the Koopa King is causing troubles, the Toad rather joins Mario and co. rather than helping his ambitions. But knowing Bowser, Slanito wouldn't deliberately annoy him either and knows that the former one is "too mean to endure the others".
Bowser shows no appreciation to Slanito either, and claims that he is a "nasty egomaniac who steals his villain spotlight". They will only fight if one of them had an ambition or if one of them annoyed them too much (which Bowser is enough short-tempered to start the fight more often than Slanito does), but they usually prefers getting a distance from each other.
Between the two, Bowser's troops don't like him too much, but it is not always the case for everyone; Slanito actually isn't disproportional towards his own minions, which makes some of Bowser's minions to start questioning about Bowser's way to handle his minions and if they should still admire Bowser or not, especially at occasions, the Koopa King treat them like enemies. Others, however, are simply jealous of Slanito's treatment toward his own minions and won't mind about Bowser's manners.
Slanito found him the "spoiled prince of spoiled brats", and Bowser Jr. in return called him the "nastiest Toad alive", despite being the only truly nasty Toad at the moment. Slanito wouldn't dare to hurt a child, Bowser Jr. being no exception, unless if they would become a real nuisance. Bowser Jr.'s case is justified; shall the naughty Toad touch him, he needs to face Bowser's wrath.
The precise relationship varies between individual Koopaling, but when not brainwashed, almost all of them have no appreciation to Slanito for being a bothersome rival of Bowser. Slanito, in return, found them a bunch of pushovers and will not be afraid to give them troubles when he needs to.
Out of the original seven, he seems to dislike Larry and Ludwig the most, the former one because he looks so generic and never learns his lessons and Ludwig for being arrogant with him and for attempting to steal his leader position when they were brainwashed. The only Koopaling he does like is Roy, for being tough and a dignified man.
The Yoshis, especially the main green one, doesn't have any grudge against Slanito at all, but like Mario, he rather stays alarmed when he is around. The Toad on the other hand, wonders how they never get obese despite eating a lot of fruits and find this, at the same time, fascinating and mysterious, but will not hesitate to yell or even attack them should they annoys him too much.
Most of the Toads seems to be afraid of Slanito, but they still wouldn't compare him to Bowser as Slanito does have some points about the world will never change for the better. Slanito, on the other hand, likes to make fun of them because of their cowardice and can outmatch most, if not all, of them thanks to his ability to grow when consuming poisonous products like Poison Mushrooms and his superior intelligence.
Even Captain Toad would take his distance, as he claims that Slanito is "almost as scary as Wingo or even Bowser". He rather hides rather than take on him, unless if a close friend like Toadette is under danger or if Slanito becomes a big nuisance.
Toadette is actually not afraid of Slanito, but do tend to be aware whenever he is around like the others do. Slanito, usually amused by her bravery, often find her cute when she is angry, making Toadette feels embarrassed. While there is certainly no romantic connection confirmed, Slanito did found her smart and brace, while Toadette admittedly says that he is certainly intelligent, and the two agreed with him that Bowser will never change.
Wario certainly dislikes him, because one, Slanito had stolen his "Well-Collected" Coins, and two, he constantly poke fun of Wario's greed. The greedy plumber will certainly punch him out really hard shall they met again. Slanito seems to be actually afraid of Wario because he is "ugly, fat, gross and makes him dizzy with his Wild Swing-Ding", which is unusual, as he is not afraid of Bowser for some reasons. Shall they meet again, a fight is likely to occur unless they have a common problem like Bowser, especially when the latter one is being a common foe of the two.
Their feud is obvious, since Waluigi, being a partner of Wario, does dislike Slanito for the same reason mentioned by Wario, but in the insult one, Slanito finds Waluigi "foolish, reckless and mostly a cheating show-off". The rest is the same; next time they met, they would not hesitate to fight, unless that a serious common problem is on their way.
Slanito is somewhat envious to her powers and often dreams to dwell around the galaxies just to see what the aliens look like. They usually have bitter terms but not much, and sometimes does respect each other. Rosalina does see Slanito as a threat but does not mind him as long as he is not up to something very harmful to the galaxy.
Slanito found her very annoying does to her gloating, and doesn't see her as a threat does to her lacking skill of using her Black Hole Gun. That being said, he does understand how Cosmetta is so envious toward Mario and despite her constant gloating, Slanito might find a mischievous way to swap Mario and Cosmetta's reputation for a day, just to see what would it be like if Cosmetta is the one who receives so much attention.
While they had a bad relationship at first, they eventually gain the trust of each other does to having problems with Wario, and the Bandinero King is also starting to be impressed by Slanito's charm and respect. They eventually become allies but tend to keep a secret about it, with only each other (and the Shake King to an extent), and Slanito would only stop them if their goal would become detrimental.
While they don't meet each other very often outside of sports and Slanito's first invasion, the latter one does have a generally bad relationship with them but doesn't mind each others overall, as long as Slanito isn't up to something harmful. He had a difficult time to hang with Cranky Kong does to the latter's nostalgic-biased complaints, which caused the poison Toad to disregard him as an "old-schooled fleabag".
King K. Rool
Slanito had generally found King K. Rool as too deranged on his own right, but the King of Kremling doesn't see him as a nuisance but knows that he should not mess with him too easily. However, King K. Rool rather re-hire Krazy Krow than Slanito, as the latter can be just so ambitious and crazy that it even scares him.
Slanito seems to distrust King Bob-Omb in Super Mario Panic, the first time they met, at first, but eventually find him an efficient leader of his own right. King Bob-Omb, on the other hand, started to savvy up and keep his eyes on him after noticing Slanito brainwashed him during Team-Mania, but they still had a decent chemistry most of the times.
Not liking that a mere Toad is more intelligent and powerful than him, Tatanga had a large distaste toward him, heating up a rivalry. This caused Slanito to see Tatanga as a jealous zealot and would rather team up with the heroes than with him, which is a similar case at Slanito's feudal relationship with Bowser.
Wart was actually very impressed that a Toad like him is prominently powerful but otherwise is just indifferent with him. However, Slanito found him a sluggish simpleton, but hold his words and mind his business to avoid troubles. However, when they actually met, such as in competition or facing each other, they both agree that the likes of Bowser and King K. Rool need to wisen up one day or so, and both would be likely to team up outside of Mario Party: Viral Planet.
Shake King had found Slanito's prominence of science and magic, as well as his growth ability by Poison Mushrooms or other things, as too dangerous and see him as a threat once that the Bandinero King told him about the poison Toad, and he outright said almost all of those statements, word for word, in Mario Kart: Portal Boost. Slanito found him exceedingly greedy and dangerously ambitious, but wouldn't compare him too easily at Wario does to the latter one's bad hygiene while the Shake King had surprisingly very good hygiene and even disapprove bad hygiene very much.
- His real name was originally be called which means "slapstick" and "nut" but because of being a potential innuendo, his name was changed to make it more appropriate, although the old name had reverted into Slapsnot and becomes his embarrassing nickname.
- There is a running joke on the Internet that Slanito could take over Unten's role as the mascot in Fantendo, despite being made for the Mario series. A variation is that Slanito would become the mascot for the Fantendo-made Nintendo games, instead of Fantendo in general instead.