[[caption-width-right:304:He's a hideously deformed creature of super-human size and strength!]]
->''"Hohoho, no ticky, no washy!"''
-->-- '''Toxie''', after shoving an old lady into a washing machine.

Meet Melvin the Mop Boy, a 98-pound wimp living in Tromaville. When Melvin runs afoul of a local gang of hoodlums, he ends up falling out of a second-story window at the Tromaville Gym - straight into a vat of [[ToxicWasteCanDoAnything toxic waste]].

The resulting mutation transforms Melvin into the Toxic Avenger, [[InsistentTerminology a Hideously Deformed Creature Of Superhuman Size And Strength]]. After hooking up with a blind, blonde female accordion player, he proceeds to beat up baddies (and boy, are they bad!) in the most gore-tastic ways possible.

Followed by three (or [[CanonDiscontinuity only one]]) sequels and an animated series. There's also a musical.

!!The series includes examples of:


[[folder:The entire series]]
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Any time the villains threaten Toxie's girlfriend, it means he's going to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* AnimatedAdaptation: The kid-friendly ''Toxic Crusaders''.
* AssholeVictim: Pretty much everyone the Toxic Avenger kills is a depraved son of a bitch that's done something horrible enough that they deserve their demise. The most notable examples include the three robbers who shot Sara's seeing eye dog in the first movie.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Toxie's very badly deformed as a result of the toxic waste, but he's [[TheHero the good guy]].
* BlindAndTheBeast:
** Sara is nonplussed after finding out that Melvin is a mutant. Strangely, when she can see again, she thinks Toxie is the sexiest man alive, and that normal people are hideous.
** In the animated series, she puts on her glasses, and screams in terror... at the awful '''''tie''''' Toxie was wearing!
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The Toxic Avenger tends to dish this out to his victims, [[{{Jerkass}} but they]] [[AssholeVictim always have]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil it coming.]]
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: A lot of random mooks like to throw karate kicks at Toxie.
* EvilInc: Apocalypse Inc. from movies two and three. Literally, since it is run by [[spoiler:{{Satan}} himself]].
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The theme song for the second and third movie lay out the events of the first.
* FightingWithChucks: Nunchucks show up often through out the series.
* FriendToAllChildren: Just about every film shows that Toxie has a soft spot for kids, murdering a man for trying to sell him a 12-year-old prostitute in the first film, reuniting a baby with her blind mother in the first sequel, and having to save a busload of children in the third film. This also carries over to the ''Toxic Crusaders'' animated series, where the first episode alone has him put a stop to Apocalypse, Inc. tearing down an orphanage, rescue a little girl's cat, and save the same girl from getting run over by Bonehead.
* GroinAttack: Happens multiple times throughout the series to various villains (and even Toxie himself).
* HorrifyingHero: Pretty much sums up Toxie.
* IHatePastMe: It is made apparent by Toxie's nightmare of his pre-mutation self taunting him and wanting to screw his girlfriend in the second film and his fight with [[spoiler:the negative Melvin emerging from the remains of the Noxious Offender]] in the fourth film that he doesn't think highly of himself when he was Melvin Junko.
* {{Joisey}}: The series takes place in New Jersey, just across the water from New York City.
* LargeHam: Some of the characters in the series. Bozo in the first movie is probably the most infamous example.
* LaserGuidedKarma: If any jerk ass makes an appearance, expect Toxie to give him a ''bad day''.
* LaughablyEvil: All the villainous characters.
* LighterAndSofter: ''II'' and ''III'' were deliberately less graphic than the first film, yet the MPAA still removed a bit of stuff compared to the director's cuts.
* NiceGuy: The Toxic Avenger himself is a very amiable person and always helps people out and protects them from criminals.
* ReactionShot: Every major fight scene throughout the series has at least one participant (usually a hostage or victim) looking on in shock, screaming, and/or making disgusted faces as Toxie takes down the criminals.
* RightThroughHisPants: This to Toxie whenever he and Sara / Claire have sex.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: There's not much that harms Toxie, but he's so creative at killing bad guys you don't really mind.her
* SuddenNameChange: Toxie's girlfriend was named "Sarah" in the first movie, but was changed to "Claire" in the next two. She's back to "Sarah" in the fourth part, but her alternate universe counterpart is named "Claire" (and unlike alternate universe counterpart, she's deaf instead of being blind).
* TookALevelInDumbass: This happens to Sara. In the first film she was more an innocent GirlNextDoor type -and she could sometimes be clumsy. But all the sequels took numerous points off of her IQ. To the point that Noxie could get her to have sex with another woman, claiming that it's good for the baby. Prior to that, Noxie speaks to Sarah, while another woman feels her up, and Sarah thinks the woman is her Toxie and that's he's somehow grown a vagina.
* TwoPartTrilogy:
** The second and third films were originally shot together all as one film. It was so freakishly long that they divided the movie in half during post production.
** Averted with the fourth movie, which was thrown in a decade or so after the previous films.
* WeaponTwirling: Toxie loves twirling his mop.
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Toxie in the sequels. Taken to extreme lengths when, in ''II'', he gets the jump on an {{Amazon Brigade}} ''while they torture his girlfriend'', and simply chases them off.

[[folder:''The Toxic Avenger'' (1984)]]
* AnArmAndALeg: Toxie rips a guy's arm off when he tries to throw him over his shoulder. The actor only had one arm to begin with (you can tell because he never ''uses'' his right arm).
* AttemptedRape: Frank, the leader of the mexican restaurant robber trio, attempts to rape Sarah, but a timely arrival by Toxie puts a stop to that.
* BigBad: Mayor Belgoody, the corrupt politician who is responsible for Tromaville being ridden with crime.
* BloodyHilarious: The film made its name on absurdly-violent fight scenes and deaths that cross over from being disgusting to hilarious because of the cheap effects, a staple of Troma films.
* BodyHorror: Melvin turning into Toxie. He manages to get into a bathtub before boils begin to form on his arms, his hair falls out and his face and chest begin pulsing. Then it's PlayedForLaughs when Melvin's mother seems pleased to know that her son has "finally reached puberty".
* CallingCard: Toxie shoves mops to the faces of his victims after he is done with them.
* CampGay: The gym regulars include two camp gay hairdressers with lisps, one older and the other young.
* ComesGreatResponsibility:
** What is the first thing Melvin does when he becomes Toxie? Beat the crap out of criminals (killing most in the process), cleans up, and helps an abused officer on his feet and gives his equipment back. He has been a dedicated crime fighter since.
** He also has the ability to detect the evil in a person. [[spoiler: He questioned his humanity when he believed he killed an innocent old woman uncontrollably, even though she turned out to be a leader of a white slave ring (not that he knew)]].
* DetectEvil: Toxie has an innate ability to sense evildoers and is compelled to attack them, even if he himself doesn't know what they've done wrong. That's why he attacks the old lady in the dry cleaning store without knowing why, which makes him think he's started killing innocent people, without knowing that she was actually the head of a white slavery ring.
* DinerBrawl: Toxie takes out of gang of robbers in a mexican restaurant and even uses the kitchen's appliances to kill two of them.
* EyeScream: Some of the criminals killed by Toxie suffer ocular mutilation.
* FanDisservice: Toxie having sex with a beautiful (albeit blind) woman.
* {{Fanservice}}: Lots. The film opens up with a montage of people working out, with plenty of close-ups on women's breasts. There's also a scene where Slug and his girlfriend have sex.
* FatBastard: The corrupt Mayor Belgoody. In several scenes, he is shown having a massage at the health club while stuffing his face. He also has a team of women who wipe his perpetually sweaty brow.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one early scene of the film, while Melvin is getting bullied in the foreground, in the background the overweight women at the gym is flirting with an athletic man by adopting the traditionally masculine pose of leaning against the wall with the man standing between her arms.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The setup: humiliate Melvin for being annoying. The result: Melvin is humiliated, and he ends up falling into a barrel of toxic waste accidentally. Before Melvin was thrown into the barrel, he was a frail, perverted, socially-awkward janitor who wasn't very good at his job. Afterward, he gained super human strength, got more intelligent, becomes a hero to the city for ''cleaning up'' criminals and helping the innocent, and even got a beautiful girlfriend who likes him for what he is (even though she's blind, she stays with him). Other than a ugly face, his life has certainly gotten better.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Toxie brutally kills, tortures and cripples a number of bad guys. Highlights include him ramming a milkshake stirrer through a thug's throat, shoving another thug's hands into a deep fryer, crushing a drug dealer's face with a weight-lifting machine, and disemboweling the BigBad.
* {{Gorn}}: Calling it Gorn doesn't even ''begin'' to describe it. Then again, what do you expect from a Troma film?
* HumiliationConga: One of these ends with Melvin going out the window and taking a swan dive into the barrel of toxic waste.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: The female villains are sexually excited by blood and carnage by their boyfriends' turning pedestrians into roadkill... [[spoiler:and taking photos of it afterward]]! Yeah, it's that kind of movie.
* InstantSoprano: Cigar Face curses Toxie in a high voice after suffering a blow to the nads.
* {{Jerkass}}: The mayor of Tromaville. He wants to have Toxie killed just because he's a hero to Tromaville. Justified as he happens to lead a drug cartel, and thus, would be considered a criminal (which Toxie holds a record in capturing/killing to that point).
** At the end of the movie, [[spoiler: the mayor attempts to kill Toxie, despite everyone choosing not to. The crowd ''[[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing cheers]]'' when the mayor gets disemboweled for his own selfishness]].
* KarmaHoudini: Most of the gym regulars who chased after Melvin leading up to his mutation have nothing bad happen to them. They've apparently come around to celebrating him as "the monster" by the end.
* KickTheDog: Various villains are "evil" ForTheEvulz like in some cartoons that are over the top.
** The gym bullies persecute Melvin for no reason, then reveal that they're actually serial killers.
** The Mexican Place robbers shoot a blind girl's seeing-eye dog. This one remains ''the'' most complained-about scene in Troma history.
* MoodWhiplash: The movie moves from a romance scene between Toxie and Sarah straight into a dark horror scene, where Toxie is the one pursuing of maiming one of the gang member's girlfriends.
* MookHorrorShow: Any fight with Toxie turns into one of these pretty quickly, complete with ominous background music.
* MsFanService: All the women, really, but Wanda gets a special mention for spending pretty much every one of her scenes either naked or in a bikini.
* ObviouslyEvil: Most of the villains in the film are crazed thugs who wear outlandish outfits, bugs their eyes out and screech when they talk. Slug and Bozo also have their kill tally helpfully drawn on the side of the car they use for hit-and-run murders.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Toxie is one of the all time masters of the bon mot.
* ProtagonistTitle: The title refers to the main character.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Toxie's leitmotif is "Night on Bald Mountain".
%%* PutTheirHeadsTogether
* RealMenWearPink: Zig-zagged. Melvin is tricked into wearing a pink tutu as a prank, but he continues to wear the now-blackened tutu after becoming the Toxic Avenger.
* RightThroughHisPants: Slug and his crazy girlfriend are apparently having sex, but when Melvin interrupts them, it's clear that Slug is still wearing a pair of black underpants.
* ShareTheMalePain: When Toxie beats Cigar Face's balls like a speed bag, the policeman Toxie is saving covers his own crotch.
* SmokingHotSex: Toxie and his blind girlfriend have a smoke after their first night of sex.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Muffled 80's pop plays while the Bozo and Slug run down an innocent young boy for fun and back the car up over his head, [[YourHeadAsplode crushing it completely]]. Then their girlfriends proceed to get out of the car take pictures of the incident [[NightmareFetishist for future use]].
* StylisticSuck: Toxie's resonant and cultured voice is so obviously overdubbed and incongruent with his guttural moans and growls that it becomes absolutely hilarious when he speaks.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The corrupt local mayor's chief of police, who speaks with a cornball fake German accent and occasionally betrays Nazi mannerisms. In his first scene, he accidentally gives a Nazi salute and has to lower his arm with his other hand. In the climax, he clicks his heels and gives a Nazi salute when ordered to kill the Toxic Avenger.
* ToxicWasteCanDoAnything: The Toxic Avenger, of course. While it does make the titular character very ugly and the transformation is painful, it also grants him 'superhuman size and strength' and once he has fully transformed, he seems quite capable of living a normal life with no side effects.
* VillainsOutShopping: Toxie kills a little old lady who was dropping off some pants at a dry cleaners. [[spoiler: It turns out she was the head of an international slavery ring.]]
%%* VillainousCrossdresser: Nipples.
* WouldHitAGirl: One of the girls who's part of the gang that came up with the prank that lead to birth of Toxie gets cooked over hot coals in a sauna, and Toxie goes after the other with scissors. It's something of a subversion, though, since the extended and director's cuts reveal that they survived with AmusingInjuries, making them some of the only villains in the original film to not get brutally murdered. The old lady at the end isn't as lucky.

[[folder:''The Toxic Avenger Part II'' (1989)]]
* AgitatedItemStomping: Toxie stomps on one of the Apocalypse Inc's signs after ripping it off.
* AmusingInjuries: Toxie crushes a midget henchman into a ball and uses him as a basketball.
* AssShove: Toxie at one point beats a cross-dressing crook by shoving a ball-and-cup game up his ass.
* BaguetteBeatdown: A random goon beats on an old lady with a loaf of bread.
* BigBad: The chairman of Apocalypse Inc., who wants to take over Tromaville.
* ChainsawGood: Toxie uses a fish like one during a fight with some thugs.
* ClothingDamage: A female ninja attacks Toxie with a kusarigama (which is a sickle and chain). Toxie, after catching the chain, pulls the ninja girl closer, and starts slashing her with the sickle. A good yank afterwards strips all of her clothes off.
%%* DropTheHammer
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Two cars slam into each other in a front-end collision. They explode violently. TWICE.
%%* EyeScream
* IShouldHaveBeenBetter: Toxie feels a lot of guilt for not being able to stop the center for the blind from being blown up from the start of the movie.
* InstantChucks: Toxie counters a mooks nunchucks by grabbing a pair of fish tied together.
* InstantConvertible: This happens to the taxi Toxie is using during the chase scene at the end of the movie. The cabbie is pissed until Toxie points out that he now has a convertable.
* InstantSoprano: Parodied in that the one to speak in a higher voice after getting kicked down there is a woman.
* NumberedSequels
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: Toxie does this so hard to two mooks that their heads explode.
* QuoteToQuoteCombat: Between the Apocalypse Inc. chairman and a homeless woman.
-->'''Chairman:''' "[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Neither a lender nor borrower be]]." [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]].
-->'''Woman:''' "Fuck you." Creator/DavidMamet.
* RedOniBlueOni: Toxie battles a pair of henchmen dressed up like two Oni, complete with tiger-pattern loin clothes (though one is more green than blue).
%%* RightThroughHisPants
* SequelGoesForeign: Half of the film takes place in Tokyo, Japan, whene Toxie is searching for his lost father.
* SoundtrackDissonance: An arrangement of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" is used during the first fight scene and during the climax.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Claire pulls some bills out from her cleavage at one point.
* VictoryIsBoring: At the start of the film, Toxie is bored and depressed because there isn't anymore evil to fight in Tromaville. The same thing happens to him in the third film.
* VillainousCrossdresser: One of the crooks Toxie fights in Japan is a man in drag.

[[folder:''The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie'' (1989)]]
* AmusingInjuries: One of the video store robbers gets his face erased (sans his eyes) by having his face shoved into a video tape eraser.
* AuthorFilibuster: The film is pretty much entirely an anti-corporation AuthorFilibuster. [[spoiler:The head of the Apocalypse Corporation is literally TheDevil]].
* BigBad: The chairman of Apocalypse Inc., [[spoiler:who in this film is revealed to be [[{{Satan}} the Devil]]]].
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Toxie turning back into Melvin has his body burst into exploding blisters, melt, and then reassemble itself.]]
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Toxie's power of detecting evil is ignored completely, as he doesn't realize that Apocalypse Inc. is evil.
* ExcrementStatement: When Toxie has to put out [[spoiler: the devil]] in the "Fire" challenge, he sees that there's no water nearby... so he just puts him out by pissing on him.
* FictionalVideoGame: The arcade game "Five Levels of Doom" that Toxie is shown playing briefly. [[spoiler: Satan decides to model his and Toxie's fight after it.]]
%%* FlayingAlive
* HesBack: When Toxie realizes that he's been working for the bad guys, he breaks out of his funk and goes to town on them.
* TheLastTitle: Used as a subtitle.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: When the Devil tries to kill Toxie by having one of his guys run a lawnmower over him, Toxie stops the blade with his teeth. He spits it into the mouth of another goon, which makes him lose his teeth.
* NumberedSequels
%%* RightThroughHisPants
* StealthPun: A mutated duck-frog shows up, and Toxie wonders what you would even call it. [[spoiler:More likely than not, a fuck.]]
* WilliamTelling: The chairman makes one of his henchman put on apple on his head, so that he can shoot it off. Unfortunately for the henchman, the chairman is using a shotgun, and he's pointing straight down.

[[folder:''Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV'' (2000)]]
* TheAlcoholic: Sgt. Kabukiman is constantly drunk.
* AlternateUniverse: Amortville is an evil opposite version of Tromaville.
* AndYouWereThere: When Toxie finally makes it back to his own world, he tells Sergeant Kabukiman NYPD that he was there, but he was evil and he kicked Toxie's ass. He notices the two guys next to Kabukiman, and says they ''weren't'' there.
* AssShove: Toxie does this to a member of the Diaper Mafia in ''Citizen Toxie''.
* AttemptedRape: Sweetie Honey is almost raped by the alternate universe equivelants of the Diaper Mafia, but Toxie intervenes in a timely fashion.
* BigBad: Noxious Offender, Toixe's evil alternate self.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Toxie fights Noxie in the Tromaville Hospital while the unborn fetuses of both men duke it out in Sarah's stomach. Toxie rips apart Noxie as his unborn son strangles the Noxie fetus...and then [[spoiler:an evil doppleganger of Melvin emerges from Noxie's stomach]].
* BringMyBrownPants: The movie begins with Toxie fighting a band of terrorists calling themselves "The Diaper Mafia". And yes, [[BrainBleach those diapers do get used for their intended purposes]].
* TheCameo: A ton of them; including Creator/StanLee, Ron Jeremy, [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]], Corey Feldman [[spoiler:and Mark Torgl reprising his role as Melvin]].
* CanonDiscontinuity:
** As a nod to this,a formal apology is given for the previous two sequels.
** Melvin's last name is still Junko (it was Ferd in the original, and changed to Junko in the sequels out of fear of a possible lawsuit from MADMagazine, who had used the name Melvin Ferd frequently during the Kurtzman era of the publication), and his mother is only shown in a picture on Toxie's bedpost, but is never seen. Melvin may have acquired his last name through Sarah, but this is never confirmed.
** Toxie's wife is named Sarah, while her alternate self is named Claire.
* ChildByRape: [[spoiler: Sarah has two cases of these. She is raped by Noxie, and his baby's fetus does battle with the fetus of Toxie's baby. The Noxie fetus is killed. However, Sara still gives birth to two babies. One is Toxie's, and the other belongs to Sgt. Kabukiman. Toxie is less than thrilled when he discovers it.]]
* ContinuityNod:
** The leader of the Diaper Mafia orders the students to "drop your tacos or I'll blow your brains out!" This is the exact same line that Leroy says in the original film during the Mexican restaurant holdup scene.
** The climax has Toxie throw [[spoiler:the Melvin doppelganger out of the second-story window of the Tromaville Hospital into a vat of toxic waste, just like the original film. It even uses the same footage]]!
* CreatorCameo: Creator/LloydKaufman appears as himself in the newsreel about the alternate univer accidents at the end of the film.
* DepravedBisexual: The Noxious Offender is a textbook example of this keeping both a woman and a man at his house which he sexually exploits. He also attempts to rape Toxie during their final fight with each other which is made even creepier by Noxie's very expectant tone of voice.
* DeusExMachina: Near the end of the film, Chester finally finds a way to send Toxie back to Tromaville. That solution? [[spoiler:[[Film/TheWizardOfOz A pair of ruby slippers]].]]
* TheDragon: Evil Kabukiman. He refers to Toxie (whom he thinks is Noxie) as "boss." When he finds out that Toxie is not the real Noxie, the two do battle.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Both Toxie and Sara go through incredibly traumatic circumstances. Toxie loses his sidekick, gets shot at by cops in Amortville, fails to save a man being lynched by a pair of rednecks, almost gets killed by multiple assailants, discovers that his wife is pregnant, and finally triumphs over an alternate universe version of himself. Sara gets groped by a member of Noxie's posse, raped by Noxie himself, groped and raped by Sgt. Kabukiman, freaked out by a gynecologist and writhes in pain as her unborn fetuses duke it out in her stomach. Luckily, everything works out well at the end.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
-->"This is an American-made car: every time they flip 25 feet into the air and crash down, they blow up. Let's get out of here!"
* EvilTwin: The Noxious Offender a.k.a. Noxie and Evil [[Film/SgtKabukimanNYPD Kabukiman]].
* FallenHero: Sgt. Kabukiman. Once one of the most renowned heroes, he's since become a pathetic, drunken has-been.
* FanDisservice:
** A very buxom chick with blue hair making out with Toxie's wife while Noxie masturbates to a photograph of a nuclear explosion.
** There's also a topless member of the Diaper Mafia making out with a special needs student, while Lardass smears peanut butter on a bomb, eats it and farts loudly.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: A doctor examining Sarah shows her two vials of natal fluid, with the green one representing Toxie's baby, and the red one representing Noxie's. He helpfully clarifies that you can tell Noxie's is evil because it's red.
* HeroicSacrifice: Subverted. Lardass eats the bomb in order to save Toxie and the two surviving students, except that there was no real reason to (Toxie and the others escape in time), and his intended sacrifice ends up making things worse when it rips open a dimensional tear and brings Noxie into Tromaville.
* {{Jerkass}}: Tito tries to sell his classmate Sweetie Honey off to the alternate universe version of the Diaper Mafia in exchange for drugs, then acts utterly unrepentant when Toxie calls him on it after saving both of them.
* KingOfAllCosmos: God makes a brief appearance as a hairy midget (played by Creator/HowardStern show regular, the late Henry Nasiff, Jr., aka Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf). We see him deciding how certain people are going to die, and he needs to be informed that Polio now has a cure. When he sends Toxie on his way he asks him for two favors; the first is to keep killing all of the murderers and child rapists. The second is to tell the pope to stop talking about him. He doesn't know him, he's an asshole, and his hat looks fucking stupid.
* LosingYourHead: Toxie tries (and fails) to rescue a black man who's being dragged behind a pickup truck by his head. However, he befriends the man's (Pompe's) head, and carries it around with him for the rest of the film.
* NumberedSequels
* OverlyLongGag: The 5-second bomb. Not only does the bomb announce what second it is at multiple times, but Toxie has enough time to go to the janitor's closet, have a short conversation with Tito, go home, have sex with Sara, speak with her about her pregnancy, get a bagged lunch, run back to the school and pull the surviving students out before the bomb blows.
* PopulationXAndCounting: When Noxie goes on a killing spree when he first arrives in Tromatown, a worker has to keep placing new numbers over the town's sign.
* RapeAsComedy: Kabukiman, [[spoiler:was incredibly drunk and taking a piss in Toxie's laundry basket. In the middle of said piss, he turned his head and saw Sara tied up. This caused him to became aroused, and, forgetting to zip up, he went over to the bed and tried to untie her. In his highly inebriated state, he passed out on top of her, and literally fell inside her]]. ItMakesSenseInContext...kind of.
* RousingSpeech: Mad Cowboy gives one when Kabukiman is considering running away. It works, even though it's [[TheUnintelligible entirely in moos]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Practically Tito's catchphrase, tho he uses the more colorful variant "Fuck This Shit, Man, I'm Outta Here!".
* ShoutOut:
** There are several references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
--->'''Toxie:''' I don't think we're in Tromaville anymore, Toto.
--->'''Tito:''' Tito! My name is tito!
** At one point, the Noxious Offender gets a nosebleed. Cue him muttering "noseblood" and [[Film/CitizenKane dropping a snowglobe]]. Then again, since the movie is titled "Citizen Toxie", it would be odd NOT to have a ''Film/CitizenKane'' reference.
* SmokingHotSex: One of the special needs students and member of the Diaper Gang have a smoke after having sex. This results in tragedy because Lardass had just let out a huge fart after eating a bomb which result in an explosion.

[[folder:''Toxic Crusaders'' (1990-1991)]]
* AdaptationNameChange: Downplayed. Instead of the Toxic Avenger, Toxie's full designation is Toxic Crusader.
* AttractiveBentGender: When Nozone sees Psycho disguised as a woman in "A Site for Sore Eyes!", he instantly falls in love with "her", and spends the rest of the episode lovesick.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Junkyard, the humanoid mutant dog, doesn't wear shoes.
* BattleCry: Parodied, then played straight. Toxie's original Battle Cry is "I hope I don't get hurt!", but he later changes it to "It's clean-up time!"
* BigBad: Dr. Killemoff, who seeks to pollute Tromaville to the point that it can be invaded by his fellow bug-people from the planet Smogula.
* TheCassandra: Dr. Killemoff's flunkie Psycho is this in a nutshell: his entire purpose is to point out to him how his latest plan can go wrong, usually involving really unlikely circumstances that nevertheless always end up happening and yet Dr. Killemoff never listens to him, despite his predictions having always been right.
* DeadpanSnarker: Psycho tends to make snide remarks about Bonehead's stupidity and Dr. Killemoff's continued refusal to heed his predictions of how the Toxic Crusaders will ruin their schemes.
* DreadfulMusician: Toxie's girlfriend Yvonne often comes up with a ditty with her accordion, which is only enjoyed by her boyfriend.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Toxie's mother is called Mom by Toxie, and "Toxie's Mom" by everyone else.
* EvilInc: Apocalypse Inc., run by over-polluting Dr. Killemoff for the behalf of his alien brethren.
* FatBastard: Grody, the overweight and corrupt mayor of Tromaville, who is in cahoots with Apocalypse Inc.
* FreakyFridayFlip: "That's No Villain, That's My Mom" had Dr. Killemoff switch minds with Toxie's Mom.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In the first episode, Melvin is asked what he has planned for the evening. His schedule includes a half-hour set aside to "wax his chicken." Bimbette also offers that they "get to know each other better, [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre know what I mean]]".
** In "A Sight for Sore Eyes", Bonehead and Psycho try to prevent Toxie from going near the toxic dump where the Toxic Crusaders live by disguising themselves as dignitaries from a country called "Barebutta". Toxie even addresses them both as "your heinie-ness".
** In "Toxie Ties The Knot", Czar Zosta's daughter Princess Gerba is kidnapped by Mayor Grody. Thinking that someone is throwing her a bachelorette party, when the Mayor shows up in a bug costume, she states that he must be the male stripper. Also, when Toxie catches Gerba after she starts to fall for Grody, she informs Toxie that Grody tried to take advantage of her.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: In the episode "Club Fred", Psycho sarcastically suggests that they prevent the Toxic Crusaders from interfering with their plan by sending them on a tropical vacation. Dr. Killemoff seriously considers the idea and takes full credit for it.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Pretty much all of the Toxic Crusaders' inventions to help clean up Tromaville in "Pollution Solution" has some unexpected side effect. For instance, Headbanger's graffiti remover also removes the print from newspapers and No-Zone's aluminum detector mistakenly attracts an old man's canned groceries and the empty cans used on the limo of some newlyweds.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The Smogulan leader Czar Zosta, who is Dr. Killemoff's boss and the reason he's trying to pollute Earth to make it fit for Smogulans to inhabit.
* GreenAesop: The Toxic Crusaders fight against Apocalypse Inc. and their plans for polluting the Earth.
* GreenThumb: Major Disaster could not only control plants of the organism variety, but, in "Pollution Solution", power plants as well.
* ILoveNuclearPower: Some of the main characters became super-powerful (as well as hideously deformed) when they were exposed to radioactive waste in separate unlikely accidents.
* IWantGrandkids: Toxie's mother mentions that she wants to have grandchildren in "Toxie Ties the Knot".
* IWarnedYou: Psycho, the minion {{Seer}} of Dr. Killemoff, usually says this after his CassandraTruth gets blown off by him as ridiculous and the good guys win.
* InsistentTerminology:
** Instead of "mutant", pretty much every individual mutated by toxic waste in this series is described as "a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength.
** Killemoff will alway-''"That's '''Doctor''' Killemoff!"''
* LighterAndSofter: Being a children's cartoon based on an R-rated film series, a lot of details obviously had to be watered down and censored. Most notably, Toxie doesn't kill any of the bad guys this time.
* LivingWeapon: The incident that turned Toxie the superhero he is now also turned his trusty mop into a living thing, which doesn't just clean the floor by itself, it also helps in fights.
* MeaningfulName: Bonehead's mutation gives him a skeletal appearance. He also isn't very bright.
* MediumAwareness: Much like [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 another lighthearted cartoon adaptation by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson]], there are a lot of jokes involving the characters breaking the fourth wall and being aware that they're in a cartoon, like when Toxie notices that the background music has changed in the first episode.
* {{Mooks}}: Dr. Killemoff's Radiation Rangers, who all wear yellow hazmat suits (even though they're all apparently robots).
* MortonsFork: While only done as a quick gag, Junkyard unknowingly inflicts one on the dogs of Tromaville in "Pollution Solution". He does his part in making Tromaville more ecologically sound by appearing on a PSA where he tells dogs not to hike their legs when they feel the urge. Since dogs pretty much pee anywhere when not reprimanded by their owners, the only alternative would be for the dogs to suffer from being forced to hold it all the time and risk getting bladder infections and other serious health problems.
* MultiarmedAndDangerous: Dr. Killemoff, even in his disguise, has two sets of arms, a trait shared by the rest of his fellow Smogulans.
* MultipleHeadCase: Headbanger. He's a mutated freak with two heads who each control their side of the body. One head's a hideous MadScientist; the other's an oafish SurferDude. The body itself is kinda lopsided since the surfer's half of the body is rippling with muscle, whereas the scientist's is shriveled and emaciated.
* {{Mutants}}: The titular Crusaders and several one-shot characters were mutated by exposure to toxic waste.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Main villain's name comes from the phrase "kill 'em off", what more there is to say?
* NarrationEcho: Inverted in "Club Fred"; Toxie, in his role as the narrator, keeps repeating everything Dr. Killemoff says until he's told to shut up.
-->'''Dr. Killemoff''': Soon, hordes of pollution-breathing aliens from the planet Smogula will be arriving to take over Tromaville!\\
'''Narrator''': Soon, hordes of pollution-breathing aliens from the planet Smogula would be arriving to take over Tromaville!\\
'''Dr. Killemoff''': (angrily, towards the camera) IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE?!
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Dr. Killemoff in "Mr. Earth - Superhero!" yells this at the eponymous hero of the episode when he asks him if he could look into his neck-pains.
* OncePerEpisode: Every episode features a bit where Dr. Killemoff describes his EvilPlan of the week, prompting his mook Psycho to [[CassandraTruth always respond]] with "But what if [describes what happens in the rest of the episode]?" "Ridiculous! That could ''never'' happen!"
* PrankDate: Bonehead's girl Bimbette lures Melvin into one during the first episode, asking for him to meet her later in a pink tutu. It's all just a ruse to lure Melvin into being mocked by a bunch of other people. And then comes the accident that turns him into Toxie.
* SlimeSnailsAndMutantTails: Hideous mutants and toxic waste is used to try and appeal to kids.
* StandardisedLeader: Toxie is turned into this. He is big, strong, ugly, and has a sort of spider-sense. All the other Crusaders are also big, strong, and ugly, plus they have quirky, unique, useful powers.
* SurferDude: Fender talks like a California surfer and even wears swimming trunks and sunglasses.
%%* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Dr. Killemoff insists that everyone refrain from addressing him without the "Dr." in front of his surname.
* TitleDrop: "Invasion of the Biddy Snatchers" has General [=GarBage=] and Toxie both mention the episode's title, complete with the title appearing onscreen as they say it.
* ToxicWasteCanDoAnything: Toxic waste not only provides Toxie with his powers, but perfectly fuses a man and a dog into a hybrid were-creature-like being (that being Junkyard: the rest of Toxie's companions were changed by exposure to radioactive materials), and then going even further by empowering a buried junked car(!) and a mop (!!).
* TwoBeingsOneBody
** Surf-dude delivery boy "Fender" and mad scientist "Dr. Bender" accidentally fuse together forming the new hero... Headbanger.
** Junkyard also qualifies: a homeless man who takes shelter with a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin junkyard dog]] whose kennel was covered in toxic waste. Add [[LightningCanDoAnything one bolt of lightning]], and their molecules merged into a [[BeastMan humanoid dog]].

[[folder: The Musical]]
* BabiesEverAfter: The musical ends with Toxie and Sarah having a blind green baby named Toxie, Jr.
* BigBad: Mayor Babs Belgoody, who is allowing Tromaville to be polluted because of her corrupt ways.
* ExperimentedInCollege: Comes up in the song "Evil is Hot".
-->'''Mayor''': I'm straight.
-->'''Professor Ken''': Me, too, except for that one time in college.
* GenderFlip: Mayor Belgoody is a woman in this version.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Bozo and Sluggo, who are responsible for Melvin's mutation into the Toxic Avenger and later get torn apart by him for attempting to sexually assault Sarah.
* VillainSong: Mayor Belgoody gets a few.
** "Jersey Girl", where she sings about her plan to become Governor.
** "Get the Geek", which she sings with Sluggo and Bozo.
** "Evil is Hot", where she seduces Professor Ken to get him to tell her how she can kill the Toxic Avenger.
** Her part of "Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore", where she hurls insults at Toxie's mother.
* TheVillainSucksSong: The parts of "Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore" sung by Toxie's mother, where she insults Mayor Belgoody.