Film / The Toxic Avenger

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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 toxic waste.

The resulting mutation transforms Melvin into the Toxic Avenger, 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 only one) sequels and an animated series. There's also a musical.


The series includes examples of:

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    The entire series 
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Any time the villains threaten Toxie's girlfriend, it means he's going to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Animated Adaptation: The kid-friendly Toxic Crusaders.
  • Asshole Victim: 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.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Inverted. Toxie's very badly deformed as a result of the toxic waste, but he's the good guy.
  • Blind and the Beast:
    • 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!
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The Toxic Avenger tends to dish this out to his victims, but they always have it coming.
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: A lot of random mooks like to throw karate kicks at Toxie.
  • Evil Inc.: Apocalypse Inc. from movies two and three. Literally, since it is run by Satan himself.
  • Expository Theme Tune: The theme song for the second and third movie lay out the events of the first.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Nunchucks show up often through out the series.
  • Friend to All Children: Both the movies and the animated adaptation show that Toxie has a soft spot for kids
    • In the original film, Toxie murders a man for trying to sell him a 12-year-old prostitute and is also shown rescuing children from getting killed.
    • He returns a blind baby to the mother in The Toxic Avenger: Part II.
    • Satan tries to use this against Toxie in the third film by threatening to kill a busload of children if he doesn't give up.
    • In the Toxic Crusaders animated series, 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.
    • In Citizen Toxie, he and Sarah are currently trying to start a family, and when he reads Sarah's positive pregnancy test he is excited that he's going to be a daddy, while dancing with Sweetie Honey. Speaking of Sweetie Honey, Toxie saves her from being raped by the Amortvile version of the Diaper Mafia. After killing them, he goes to comfort Sweetie, telling her the men are gone and that everything is okay. He then holds her hand while walking her to his shack to call her parents.
  • Groin Attack: Happens multiple times throughout the series to various villains (and even Toxie himself).
  • Horrifying Hero: Pretty much sums up Toxie.
  • I Hate Past Me: It is made apparent by Toxie's nightmare of his pre-mutation self taunting him and wanting to screw his girlfriend in the third film and his fight with 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.
  • Large Ham: Some of the characters in the series. Bozo in the first movie is probably the most infamous example.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: If any jerk ass makes an appearance, expect Toxie to give him a bad day.
  • Laughably Evil: All the villainous characters are so goofy and over-the-top that it's hard to take them seriously even when they do really horrible things.
  • Lighter and Softer: 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.
  • Nice Guy: The Toxic Avenger himself is a very amiable person and always helps people out and protects them from criminals.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: A lot of villains qualify.
    • Cigar Face from the first film refers to Toxie as a "monster faggot".
    • In Citizen Toxie, the Noxious Offender kills two men while referring to them as "Faggot #1" and "Faggot #2", Toxie at one point encounters a pair of racist rednecks dragging a black man until he's just a head, and Sgt. Kazinski and the Diaper Mafia conspire to bomb the Tromaville School for the Very Special out of extreme intolerance for the mentally disabled.
  • Protagonist Title: The Toxic Avenger is the main character of these movies and his name is in the title of all of them.
  • Reaction Shot: 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.
  • Right Through His Pants: Whenever Toxie and Sara / Claire have sex, Toxie's still in his tutu.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: There's not much that harms Toxie, but he's so creative at killing bad guys you don't really mind.her
  • Sudden Name Change: 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).
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: This happens to Sara. In the first film she was more an innocent Girl Next Door 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.
  • Two-Part Trilogy:
    • 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.
  • Weapon Twirling: Toxie loves twirling his mop.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: 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.

    The Toxic Avenger (1984) 
  • An Arm and a Leg: 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).
  • Attempted Rape: Frank, the leader of the mexican restaurant robber trio, attempts to rape Sarah, but a timely arrival by Toxie puts a stop to that.
  • Big Bad: Mayor Peter Belgoody, the Corrupt Politician who is responsible for Tromaville being ridden with crime.
  • Bloody Hilarious: 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.
  • Body Horror: 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 Played for Laughs when Melvin's mother seems pleased to know that her son has "finally reached puberty".
  • Calling Card: Toxie shoves mops to the faces of his victims after he is done with them.
  • Camp Gay: The gym regulars include two camp gay hairdressers with lisps, one older and the other young.
  • Comes Great Responsibility:
    • 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. 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).
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Nipples is a man in drag and also part of Cigar Face's gang.
  • Detect Evil: 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.
  • Diner Brawl: Toxie takes out of gang of robbers in a Mexican restaurant and even uses the kitchen's appliances to kill two of them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Her getting off on photos of brutally murdered children aside, Bozo's girlfriend Julie makes clear her displeasure at seeing Melvin writhe in agony after falling into toxic waste.
  • Eye Scream: Some of the criminals killed by Toxie suffer ocular mutilation.
  • Fan Disservice: 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.
  • Fat Bastard: 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.
  • Funny Background Event: 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.
  • Gone Horribly Right: 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.
  • Good Is Not Soft: 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 Big Bad.
  • Gorn: Calling it Gorn doesn't even begin to describe it. Then again, what do you expect from a Troma film?
  • Humiliation Conga: One of these ends with Melvin going out the window and taking a swan dive into the barrel of toxic waste.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: The female villains are sexually excited by blood and carnage by their boyfriends' turning pedestrians into roadkill... and taking photos of it afterward! Yeah, it's that kind of movie.
  • Instant Soprano: 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, the mayor attempts to kill Toxie, despite everyone choosing not to. The crowd cheers when the mayor gets disemboweled for his own selfishness.
  • Karma Houdini: 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.
  • Kick the Dog: Various villains are "evil" For the Evulz 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.
  • Mood Whiplash: 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.
  • Mook Horror Show: Any fight with Toxie turns into one of these pretty quickly, complete with ominous background music.
  • Ms. Fanservice: 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.
  • Obviously Evil: 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.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Toxie is one of the all time masters of the bon mot.
  • Public Domain Soundtrack: Toxie's leitmotif is "Night on Bald Mountain".
  • Put Their Heads Together: Toxie kills Knuckles and Nipples by slamming their heads together.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: 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.
  • Right Through His Pants: 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.
  • Share the Male Pain: When Toxie beats Cigar Face's balls like a speed bag, the policeman Toxie is saving covers his own crotch.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: Toxie and his blind girlfriend have a smoke after their first night of sex.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: 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, crushing it completely. Then their girlfriends proceed to get out of the car take pictures of the incident for future use.
  • Stylistic Suck: 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.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: 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.
  • Toxic Waste Can Do Anything: 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.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Toxie kills a little old lady who was dropping off some pants at a dry cleaners. It turns out she was the head of an international slavery ring.
  • Would Hit a Girl: 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 Amusing Injuries, 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.

    The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989) 
  • Agitated Item Stomping: Toxie stomps on one of the Apocalypse Inc's signs after ripping it off.
  • Amusing Injuries: Toxie crushes a midget henchman into a ball and uses him as a basketball.
  • Ass Shove: Toxie at one point beats a cross-dressing crook by shoving a ball-and-cup game up his ass.
  • Baguette Beatdown: A random goon beats on an old lady with a loaf of bread.
  • Big Bad: The chairman of Apocalypse Inc., who wants to take over Tromaville.
  • Chainsaw Good: Toxie uses a fish like one during a fight with some thugs.
  • Clothing Damage: 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.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: One of the crooks Toxie fights in Japan is a man in drag.
  • Drop the Hammer: Masumi aids Toxie in a fight by using a hammerhead shark as a blunt weapon.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Two cars slam into each other in a front-end collision. They explode violently. TWICE.
  • I Should Have Been Better: 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.
  • Instant Chucks: Toxie counters a mooks nunchucks by grabbing a pair of fish tied together.
  • Instant Convertible: 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.
  • Instant Soprano: Parodied in that the one to speak in a higher voice after getting kicked down there is a woman.
  • Numbered Sequels: The movie is called "Part Two" to indicate that this is the first sequel to the original film.
  • Put Their Heads Together: Toxie does this so hard to two mooks that their heads explode.
  • Quote-to-Quote Combat: Between the Apocalypse Inc. chairman and a homeless woman.
    Woman: "Fuck you." David Mamet.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Toxie battles a pair of henchmen dressed up like two Oni, complete with tiger-pattern loin clothes (though one is more green than blue).
  • Sequel Goes Foreign: Half of the film takes place in Tokyo, Japan, when Toxie is searching for his lost father.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: 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.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Claire pulls some bills out from her cleavage at one point.
  • Victory Is Boring: 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.

    The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989) 
  • Amusing Injuries: One of the video store robbers gets his face erased (sans his eyes) by having his face shoved into a video tape eraser.
  • Author Filibuster: The film is pretty much entirely an anti-corporation Author Filibuster. The head of the Apocalypse Corporation is literally The Devil.
  • Big Bad: The chairman of Apocalypse Inc., who in this film is revealed to be the Devil.
  • Body Horror: Toxie turning back into Melvin has his body burst into exploding blisters, melt, and then reassemble itself.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Toxie's power of detecting evil is ignored completely, as he doesn't realize that Apocalypse Inc. is evil.
  • Excrement Statement: When Toxie has to put out the devil in the "Fire" challenge, he sees that there's no water nearby... so he just puts him out by pissing on him.
  • Fictional Video Game: The arcade game "Five Levels of Doom" that Toxie is shown playing briefly. Satan decides to model his and Toxie's fight after it.
  • Flaying Alive: Toxie tears off Satan's skin at the end of the film.
  • He's Back: When Toxie realizes that he's been working for the bad guys, he breaks out of his funk and goes to town on them.
  • The Last Title: Used as a subtitle.
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth: 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.
  • Numbered Sequels: In case you didn't already figure it out, the third film is titled "Part Three".
  • Stealth Pun: A mutated duck-frog shows up, and Toxie wonders what you would even call it. More likely than not, a fuck.
  • William Telling: 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.

    Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000) 
  • The Alcoholic: Sgt. Kabukiman is constantly drunk.
  • Alternate Universe: Amortville is an evil opposite version of Tromaville.
  • And You Were There: 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.
  • Ass Shove: Toxie shoves the head of a member of the Diaper Mafia up said member's own ass.
  • Attempted Rape: Sweetie Honey is almost raped by the alternate universe equivelants of the Diaper Mafia, but Toxie intervenes in a timely fashion.
  • Big Bad: Noxious Offender, Toxie's evil alternate self, is the main source of conflict since he takes over Tromaville with Toxie stuck in Amortville.
  • Birth/Death Juxtaposition: 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 an evil doppelganger of Melvin emerges from Noxie's stomach.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Kabukiman, 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. It Makes Sense in Context...kind of.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: The movie begins with Toxie fighting a band of terrorists calling themselves "The Diaper Mafia". And yes, those diapers do get used for their intended purposes.
  • The Cameo: A ton of them; including Stan Lee, Ron Jeremy, Lemmy, Corey Feldman and Mark Torgl reprising his role as Melvin.
  • Canon Discontinuity:
    • As a nod to this, a formal apology is given for the previous two sequels.
    • Melvin's last name is still Ferd (it was Ferd in the original, and changed to Junko in the sequels out of fear of a possible lawsuit from MAD, 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.
  • Child by Rape: 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.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • 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 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!
  • Creator Cameo: Lloyd Kaufman appears as himself in the newsreel about the alternate universe accidents at the end of the film.
  • Depraved Bisexual: 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.
  • Deus ex Machina: Near the end of the film, Chester finally finds a way to send Toxie back to Tromaville. That solution? A pair of ruby slippers.
  • The Dragon: 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.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: 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.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: 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!"
  • Evil Twin: The Noxious Offender a.k.a. Noxie and Evil Kabukiman.
  • Fallen Hero: Sgt. Kabukiman. Once one of the most renowned heroes, he's since become a pathetic, drunken has-been.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • 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.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
  • King of All Cosmos: God makes a brief appearance as a hairy midget (played by Howard Stern 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.
  • Losing Your Head: 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.
  • Numbered Sequels: The title numbers this film as the fourth film even though the opening more or less disavows the first two sequels.
  • Overly Long Gag: 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.
  • Population: X, and Counting: 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.
  • Rousing Speech: Mad Cowboy gives one when Kabukiman is considering running away. It works, even though it's entirely in moos.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Practically Tito's catchphrase, tho he uses the more colorful variant "Fuck This Shit, Man, I'm Outta Here!".
  • Shout-Out:
    • There are several references to The Wizard of Oz.
      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 dropping a snowglobe. Then again, since the movie is titled "Citizen Toxie", it would be odd NOT to have a Citizen Kane reference.
  • Smoking Hot Sex: 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.

     The Musical (2008) 
  • Babies Ever After: The musical ends with Toxie and Sarah having a blind green baby named Toxie, Jr.
  • Big Bad: Mayor Babs Belgoody, who is allowing Tromaville to be polluted because of her corrupt ways.
  • Experimented in College: Comes up in the song "Evil is Hot".
    Mayor: I'm straight.
    Professor Ken: Me, too, except for that one time in college.
  • Freudian Excuse: During the song "Get the Geek", the town bullies Bozo and Sluggo give the excuse that one of them was abused as a child and the other was molested.
  • Gender Flip: Mayor Belgoody is a woman in this version.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: 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.
  • Villain Song: 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.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song: The parts of "Bitch/Slut/Liar/Whore" sung by Toxie's mother, where she insults Mayor Belgoody.

Alternative Title(s): Toxic Avenger, The Toxic Avenger Part II, Citizen Toxie The Toxic Avenger IV, The Toxic Avenger Part III The Last Temptation Of Toxie

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