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The rulers of The Valley.

An army of toads headquartered in Toad Tower. They're the dominant military force in the valley, and expect everyone to pay them tribute.

  • Anti-Villain: Putting aside the blatant racism the organization stands for, most of the toads have shown to be decent people who just work for The Big Bad. Even more traditionally evil characters like Grime and Sasha have quite a few redeeming qualities.
  • Armies Are Evil: The only standing army shown in the valley, who exploit their subjects and violently crush perceived rebellion.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: Toad Tower itself is a fortress at the edge of a cliff. Creepy lightning even flashes in the background the first time we see it.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: The averages mooks wear helmets, but almost none of the named characters do.
  • Master Race: They think toads should rule every part of the valley. A frog even running for mayor is considered an act of rebellion, even in a town with almost no toads in it.
  • Protection Racket: They levy "taxes" on a number of towns, which is clearly an extortion scheme. If taxes are not paid, they level the unfortunate victim's home and take their most valuable possessions. Nominally, they could be considered a legitimate military force for the valley, but they're never shown actually defending civilians from anyone else.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Regular toad troopers have red eyes that inexplicably glow.

    Captain Grime
"To get this valley under control, I need warriors who are fierce, cunning, and above all, ruthless!"
Voiced by: Troy Baker

A very large and menacing militant toad who will stop at nothing to keep Toad authority in the valley. While he first treats the humans with a healthy bit of suspicion it doesn't take long for him to see the advantage of having them on his side.

  • 0% Approval Rating: The soldiers of Toad Tower are completely horrified of him due to his mistreatment of them. It takes Sasha convincing him that he can win their loyalty with empty flattery to turn them into a dedicated and impressive fighting force.
  • Acrofatic: Toads are generally broader and squatter than frogs, but Grime is a nimble and ferocious fighter capable of taking on giant monsters with the best of them.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Sasha likes calling him Grimesy. At first, when she was his prisoner it was just to piss him off, but she still calls him that even after becoming his second-in-command. Note that she is the only one who would dare call him this.
  • Arc Villain: The main antagonist of Season 1.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's got a castle and he's definitely one of the bad guys, if not THE Big Bad of this show.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Grime is an aristocrat and the captain of the soldiers at Toad Tower. He's also their fiercest and most capable fighter.
  • Bad Boss: Mistreats the toads serving him to the point where they have become somewhat incompetent. He even has a place called the Pain Room, which he sentences soldiers to when they don't meet his expectations, like one soldier who he caught wearing his breastplate as pants. He keeps up this attitude, at least until Sasha decides to help out. But, if the tax-collecting toads return to him empty-handed, they will suffer really dire consequences.
  • Big Bad: His ultimate aim is to rule the valley, which he accomplishes by extorting various towns and sending toad soldiers to enforce "taxes", which if no one pays, the town gets leveled.
  • The Comically Serious: The majority of any humor that comes from Grime derives from the fact that he's dedicated to maintaining his serious and intimidating demeanor while having to deal with buffoonish lackeys and a teenage captive who constantly sasses him.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to Anne in "Reunion" after he sees how badly wounded Sasha is.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. In "Reunion", his plan to execute Hop Pop is foiled when Toad Tower collapses and he falls off the edge, but he is later shown to have survived.
  • The Dreaded: Grime has a reputation as the cruelest toad to ever live.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: At the climax of "Reunion", Grime risks his life to save Sasha, even after she lost her duel, and is visibly angered as her being injured. It strongly suggests he cares about Sasha in more than a self-serving sense.
  • Evil Overlord: He lives in a foreboding tower, commands warriors feared by the common frog, and rules over the entire valley with an iron fist.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a deep, menacing voice which contrasts the lighter and comical voices of the other amphibians.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Grime is motivated by a desire to enforce the status quo where frogs are subservient to toads. When Hop Pop inadvertently becomes a figurehead for the frog rebellion due to standing up to Grime's tax collectors and running for mayor against a toad, Grime decides to publicly execute him as an example against such rebellious spirit.
    • Similar to how the inhabitants of Wartwood initially viewed Anne as a "creature," Grime initially has the same opinion on Sasha. Though he still uses the terminology to refer to Anne, he seems to have grown a genuine soft spot for Sasha.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Played with. As with most versions of the trope, his pleasantries are an obvious facade. But he's also never been affable and Sasha has to actively train him to put on a show of kindness.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Going from the shot of him holding Anne's shoe, he averts this, having five fingers, till he is shown to have four fingers in his next appearance.
  • Glowing Eyes: It hasn’t yet been explained why, but Grime’s eyes glow two different colors.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a rather spooky scar that's slashed down his right eye, making it blind.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: As of "Best Fronds," it is unknown why he wants to find more humans like Sasha. It's implied in "Prison Break" he simply assumes they're a threat, though that's not necessarily the end of things. "Reunion" makes it clear his main goal is to maintain the status quo of toads being dominant over frogs, who've been growing more rebellious of late.
  • I Lied: He says he'll spare Hop Pop and let the populace of Wartwood go home "no harm, no foul," if Anne can defeat Sasha in a trial by combat. Even though Anne wins, Grime still tries to feed Hop Pop to his man-eating plant.
  • Make an Example of Them: In "Reunion", his plan is to publicly execute Hop Pop, who's become a figurehead in the frog rebellion against toads due to his actions in "Toad Tax" and "Hop-Popular".
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: A guy named "Grime" is probably not going to be the most pleasant and wholesome person to hang around.
  • Obviously Evil: He's a large, warty toad with asymmetrical, glowing eyes, sharp teeth and a large scar across his face.
  • Pet the Dog: In "Reunion", he saves Sasha's life by jumping up and catching her as she's falling to her death. The distraught look he gives her as he holds her unconscious body in his arms shows that his Villainous Friendship with her is sincere.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: In the pilot, Sprig calls Anne a monster and an "ugly hero". Grime's only saving grace is that he calls Sasha by her name.
  • Stout Strength: A squat toad who's strong enough to beat up giant herons and break a stone pillar with a single punch.
  • Super Spit: His spit is acid.
  • Super Strength: Casually punches dents in stone walls and bends metal bars with his bare hands.
  • Super Toughness: He falls off the top of his tower without any visible injury.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: In the beginning of "Prison Break" his soldiers are all morons that he holds in contempt. By the end though, Sasha convincing him to earn their affection through compliments has turned them into a far more competent army.
  • Villainous Friendship: He ends up developing one with Sasha. He takes her advice and gives her some in return, compliments her intelligence, and is willing to do things that go against his serious nature for her. Though the biggest indicator he might actually care about her is when he saves her from falling to her death in "Reunion" then looks genuinely distraught at her injuries, shooting Anne a Death Glare for her part in it.
  • Villainous Rescue: A villain on anti-villain example. After Sasha tries to sacrifice herself to save Anne and the Plantars, Grime is the one who leaps out of nowhere and saves her from falling to her death.
  • Villainous Valor: Grime may be an evil aristocrat, but he's also strong and brave. When he sees Sasha taking on a kaiju-sized heron, he immediately reassesses her potential worth, and literally leaps into danger fighting the thing so they can defeat it together. In "Reunion", he also saves Sasha from falling to her death.
  • We Can Rule Together: Knowing he can't force Sasha to stay, he offers her an ultimatum. Either he fulfills their original bargain and lets her leave into a world full of deadly hazards and giant monsters, or she stays at Toad Tower and serves as his right-hand woman. Sasha chooses the latter.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Pulls a light one on Sasha in "Prison Break". He knows full well that he can't stop her from just leaving, so he offers her two choices; to leave with little supplies or for her to stay as his lieutenant. If she does the former, she'll most likely die in the wilderness, so he doesn't have to worry about her becoming a threat in the future. If she stays, she can improve his army in both strength and morale, while also being in a location where she can be easily monitored. Either way, he wins. She chooses to stay.

    Commander Sasha
"Hold on for a little longer, girls. I'm coming for you. And when I find you, we're gonna get home. But first, I think we're gonna have some fun with this place."
Voiced by: Anna Akana

One of Anne's classmates and a close friend. She and Marcy got Anne to steal a magic treasure box, which sent all of them to Amphibia. Shortly after arriving, Sasha was captured and imprisoned by Grime. She quickly earns Grime's favor and becomes appointed as his second-in-command, working alongside him to find her lost friends and bring them back home.

  • Action Girl: Sasha's combat abilities are strong enough to impress even Grime. She's not as skilled as Anne is in a straight fight, but she makes up for it by being cunning and willing to fight dirty.
  • Affably Evil: She is a genuinely manipulative person and is the lieutenant of the toad army, but she does deeply care for her friends and she can be very genial.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Called "Sash" by Anne.
  • Alpha Bitch: Apparently, she was this back at home, being the popular girl who would show off with enviable parties and clearly has the snobby manipulative attitude of one. And she has no qualms with willingly taking part in Grime's campaign, relishing in the idea of "having some fun" with her new power as second-in-command, as it will give her the glory she had back in school. Unlike most traditional examples, she secretly partook in delinquent behavior, however.
  • Anti-Villain: Sasha wants her and her friends to go home, but doesn't really care if she hurts a bunch of "slimy frogs" in the process.
  • Best Friend: Anne considers her and Marcy her best friends, with Sasha being her friend since kindergarten. That said, her personal anecdotes about them don't paint the most flattering picture of their dynamic, even before flashbacks show just how toxic their relationship was. Despite this She does deeply care about her friends.
  • Beauty Mark: On her right cheek.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Zig-zagged. Sasha's kindness is usually a means to an end of getting what she wants, and even her friendship with Anne is pretty exploitative. However, she does genuinely care for Anne and Marcy as friends.
  • Blondes Are Evil: She herself implies that she has a long history of manipulating people into doing whatever she wants, which slightly unnerves Grime.
  • Cassandra Truth: It takes a while for Grime to start believing her when she says that no one sent her and that she just wants to find her friends and go home.
  • The Cheerleader: "Prison Break" reveals that Sasha was a cheerleader back home, which explains her athletic ability. She also fits into the "mean cheerleader" stereotype.
  • Childhood Friend: She and Anne have been friends since kindergarten.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During their duel, she surprises Anne with a dagger after being disarmed of her sword, and later throws her cape over Anne's face to blind her.
  • Control Freak: When they were back on Earth, Sasha acted very possessive of Anne, monopolizing her time at the cost of school and even her family. When Anne tried to refuse her ideas, Sasha would pressure Anne with the implied threat that their "friendship" would be over if Anne didn't comply. However, Sasha genuinely does care for Anne and sees her as a friend, even willing to die to save her after realizing how awful she treated Anne in the past.
  • Deal with the Devil: Sasha agrees to be Grime's right-hand woman in exchange for him helping her find her friends. Initially, it would be Hop Pop dies, Grime helps her and Anne. It turns out she's as bad as he is, though, so it's a question of who the devil really is.
  • Death Glare: Shoots one of these at Grime when he asks her if there are other humans in Amphibia. She also has a history of doing this towards Anne whenever she begins to seriously question her actions or commands.
  • Defiant Captive: When held as a prisoner of Grime, she just responds to him by shooting him a dirty look. In "Prison Break", she responds to all of his standard questions flippantly and is revealed to be so well-liked by her prison guards that she's convinced five of them to quit.
  • The Dragon: Her skills at manipulation as well as her abilities in combat impress (and frighten) Grime enough to actually appoint her to be his second-in-command.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: In many ways, she's more dangerous than Grime due to how manipulative she is, gives Grime plenty of advice that works, and she's the one who was proactive especially with coming up with the plan to trap the Wartwood populace so that Hop Pop can be executed.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After becoming Grime's second-in-command, she switches from her colorful school uniform to a muted bronze toad officer uniform.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She may have chosen to willingly help Grime take over the valley, but she really does care about her two human friends and wants to find them so they can safely return home. This is especially proven in "Reunion", where when it appear that Anne was going to die with her, she willingly lets go so Anne and the Plantars would be safe.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Underhanded and manipulative as she may be, even she isn't willing to leave Grime to die.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Downplayed. Sasha was once Anne's best friend, and then joined Grime because of the power she gets from it. However, she did initially join because he could potentially get her and her friends home. Ultimately after being called out on how much of a bad influence she had been, she continues to serve Grime not so much out of belief in his ideology, but because she and Anne have grown apart and have different interests.
  • False Friend: Subverted. Sasha was a delinquent back home, and incredibly manipulative to everyone up to and including even Anne, who's her oldest friend. However, she truly does care about both Anne and Marcy, telling Grime on multiple occasions that finding them is her top priority. The end of "Prison Break" even has her reiterate this in private while looking at her own copy of the BFF photo, and "Reunion" has her view attempting to kill Hop Pop and subjugating the frogs as a necessary evil in order to accomplish this.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sasha is openly dismissive about frogs, and doesn't get why Anne would care about any of them. It's ambiguous whether this attitude is just towards the frogs, as influenced by Toad Tower, or if it extends towards all the natives of Amphibia.
  • Foil:
    • She and Anne both have a distorted view of friendship despite genuinely caring for one another. Sasha believes that friends are people who will do whatever you want as long as you compliment them, while Anne believes that she has to do whatever her friends want in order to "earn" their friendship.
    • Also regarding their arrogance and mistakes. Sasha practices Never My Fault, while Anne engages in My God, What Have I Done?. Whereas Anne is always horrified and apologetic on realizing she's done wrong to the Plantars or other frogs, Sasha is Obliviously Evil to the point that Sprig calling her out leads to her trying to kill him. Sasha is also blindsided when her wanting to "rescue" Anne and find a way home isn't enough to make up for her wanting to kill innocent frogs that have housed Anne for several months.
  • Girly Bruiser: An Alpha Bitch ex-cheerleader who can take down herons in a pink skirt that are hundreds of times her size and later becomes an exceptional fighter as Grime's lieutenant. Her combatant skills even came from her feminine hobby.
  • Guile Heroine: Sasha takes advantage of her captors' poor morale to charm them into treating her better. Seeing all of her skills in practice convinces Grime to make her an ally rather than let her go free.
  • Heel Realization: In "Reunion", upon realizing that Anne is risking her own life in order to save her from falling off the tower, and seeing that the frog family she dismissed are doing the same, Sasha admits that Anne would be better off without her and lets go of Anne's hand, willing to fall to her death rather than endanger Anne.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Reunion", Sasha falls off a crumbling Toad Tower only for Anne to grab her hand and the Plantars to grab Anne. Unfortunately, as the Plantars are trying to pull Anne and Sasha back to safety, Sasha sees that cracks are appearing where they're standing. Realizing she's been a terrible friend to Anne and unwilling to endanger her anymore, she lets go of Anne's hand, willing to fall to her own death to save her. Fortunately, Grime saves her at the last minute. Unfortunately, she's unconscious by then and Grime takes her with his army when he leaves.
  • Ignored Epiphany: You would think that the whole "getting trapped in another world where everything is trying to eat you" would motivate her to treat her friends better since they could have been dead or maimed by the wildlife. While Sasha happily greets Anne on reuniting and her relief is sincere, she still tries to bully her and belittle her. When Sprig calls her out for her behavior and says Anne deserves better, she tries to kill the little frog.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Her fighting skills come from the athleticism required of cheerleading.
  • Kick the Dog: It takes a certain amount of jerk level to convince your "best friend" to skip her own birthday party to shoplift a box, and then attempt to execute Hop Pop, the same frog that took in Anne and said she was one of his kids.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sasha, along with Marcy, peer-pressured Anne into shoplifting a strange music box, which transported all three of them into Amphibia. It’s also implied Sasha was the one who got the idea of stealing the music box in the first place, and she winds up a prisoner of Grime shortly after her arrival in Amphibia.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Despite getting captured soon after her arrival, Sasha adapts to Amphibia quickly, becoming the lieutenant of the army that imprisoned her within the course of a month.
  • Magic Skirt: Similar to Anne's.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She's a natural at manipulating others to do whatever she wants. This is one of the reasons Grime appoints her to become his second-in-command.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Extremely skinny, but able to smack around monsters multiple stories tall.
  • Never My Fault: Sasha never acknowledges that if she hadn't told Anne to skip her own birthday party and shoplift, they never would have ended up in Amphibia in the first place.
  • Obliviously Evil: Because Sasha thinks she knows best, she thinks her way or the highway has to happen. It means Anne has no idea what a best friend is like, and is an Extreme Doormat.
  • Pet the Dog: To her credit, she would at least stick up for Anne to bullies.
  • Scars Are Forever: Gets one after Anne knocks the sword and dagger out of her hands, cutting her just below her right eye in the process.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After first appearing in "Best Fronds" with no lines, Sasha speaks for the first time in "Prison Break".
  • There Is Another: Her being Grime's prisoner at the end of "Best Fronds" confirms that Anne isn't the only human in Amphibia.
  • Token Human: Mirroring Anne as the only human in Wartwood, Sasha is the only human in Toad Tower.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: To Anne, big time. The day they left Earth, Sasha convinced Anne to ditch school, steal money from arcade machines, spray graffiti, and cause chaos in a local park. And that's before uncomfortably pressuring Anne into forgetting about the birthday party her parents are having for her in lieu of swiping the music box Marcy found at the thrift store.
  • Trapped in Another World: The music box brought her, Marcy, and Anne to the frogs' world. She was held a prisoner of Grime, but manages to earn his favor, which she wants to use to find her friends and go home.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It was Sasha's fault that she and her friends got transported to Amphibia, since she convinced Anne to shoplift the box. Technically, it was Marcy who was fascinated by the box that started it, whereas Sasha, while initially skeptical, decided to humor her before peer-pressuring Anne to shoplift the box.
  • Villain Ball: She knew from "Prison Break" where Anne was, since Bog told Commander Grime about the unrest in Wartwood and the guard he nearly recruited. It would have been very easy to go there first and coerce Anne into joining her, since it was way before Hop Pop caused unrest and Mayor Toadstool was the one causing trouble. Anne would have come along since only one dislikable toad that tried to kill Sprig would have been targeted. Instead, she waited long enough for Hop Pop to run for mayor, which made him targeted, and Anne fought for him and Sprig.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: At least she claims that working with Grime is Necessarily Evil to find her friends and stay alive in Amphibia. It becomes Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist when she reveals the plan to execute Hop Pop was her idea and she expects an understandably horrified and rebellious Anne to abive by it.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: It's clear that Sasha doesn't place as much value on the lives of the inhabitants of Amphibia as she does herself and her human friends. She doesn't understand why Anne is willing to stand up to her and defend Hop Pop from being sacrificed because he and the rest of Wartwood are "just a bunch of slimy frogs" who don't matter.
  • Would Hurt a Child: After Sprig calls her out on how she's not a real friend to Anne, just a bully who uses her, Sasha draws her sword on him and would've cut him down if Anne hadn't blocked her.
    Sasha: I think I've had enough of you, squeaky toy.

"Sorry, creature. It's just business."
Voiced by: Darin De Paul

A tax collector from Toad Tower, working alongside Fens and Mire.

  • Blood Knight: His reaction when Anne blindsides Fens with her tennis racket? Laugh in admiration at her fiery spirit.
  • Drop the Hammer: Bog's weapon of choice.
  • Enemy Mine: He wasn't happy that Mayor Toadstool was stealing the tax money, Grime's tax money to be exact. He helps take part in busting the mayor for this deed, only because he knows Grime would have his head if he came back empty-handed.
  • Evil Debt Collector: He's a tax collector for Toad Tower who gleefully robs people of everything they own if they won't—or can't—pay their taxes.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Naturally, given his voice actor.
  • Horns of Villainy: He has horn-like, spiky brows, giving him a menacing look.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His patrol's arrival in Wartwood is the official introduction of the Toad Tower, and how they operate. Needless to say, he doesn't paint a pretty picture for things to come. Especially since he and Fens prove to be some of the only Toad Tower soldiers who are seriously malicious and threatening while the rest shown so far are more laughably incompetent.
  • Nothing Personal:
    • Tries playing this angle regarding his patrol's brutal approach to tax collection. Though he's clearly enjoying himself way too much for this to be the case.
      Anne: Bog, this seems a little extreme.
      Bog: It's just the way we do things here. Plus, it's not like we enjoy it. Now who wants to race to the next house?! Hahahahah!
    • Later on, he pulls the, "It's just business," version of the trope as he prepares to murder Anne for standing up to him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He did not look pleased when the truth about Toadstool's tax fraud scheme came to light. Given the glee he took in robbing the townspeople, it's most likely due to not liking how it would've reflected on him if Grime found out Toadstool had conned him.
  • Shout-Out: Visually, he bears some resemblance to Frieza's henchman Dodoria.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He tells Grime about Wartwood's defiance and that another human is there. Cue Sasha and Grime's army showing up there to "rescue" Anne and execute Hop Pop for running against Mayor Toadstool.
  • Villain Respect: Defied. Though he admires Anne's nerve, her standing up to his brutish behavior soured his perception of her quite firmly.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Would he ever. He was more than ready to literally flatten Anne's face beneath his maul the moment she stood up for the townsfolk.
  • You Got Spunk: He immediately warms up to Anne after she proves her bravery by smacking Fens with a tennis racket after the latter tries to eat her.

"Is that a challenge?!"
Voiced by: April Winchell

A member of Bog's patrol.

Click here to see him with his hatch door open 

A member of Bog's patrol.

  • Cool Helmet: Shaped like a toad's head. Mainly to hide that he doesn't look quite as intimidating as either Bog or Fens.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: He's fearsome so long as he keeps his helmet's hatch closed. If opened it reveals a fairly wimpy looking frog beneath.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't really talk a lot. Most of what you'd get from him is either feral growls... or pathetic whines.
  • Vader Breath: His helmet is supposed this to make him look intimidating, but it turns out he's not as scary as he is ugly.

"Hey, I've been working on my act. Do you wanna see it?"
Voiced by: Matt Jones

One of the guards at Toad Tower who guards Sasha's cell.

  • Dying Declaration of Love: When it looks like they're about to be eaten by giant herons, Percy tells Braddock that he loves her. She responds by slapping him. Then passionately kissing him.
  • The Jester: He'd really rather be a jester or a comedian than a henchman.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He guards Sasha's cell, but he'd much rather be a comedian than a soldier in an evil army. He initially quits to pursue his dreams only to be forced back under Grime's control by an attack on Toad Tower as he was leaving. He rejoins Grime's ranks officially, but only after Sasha teaches Grime about how to use flattery to influence others.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: He would've quit working for Grime completely at Sasha's urging if an attack by giant herons didn't force him to go running back to Toad Tower for protection.

"Oh, [the garden's] gorgeous! You should see the squash..."
Voiced by: Kristen Johnston

Another guard at Toad Tower.

  • Farm Girl: She has her own garden and openly gushes about it.
  • Now or Never Kiss: After a giant heron is about to kill them, and Percy admits he loves her, she slaps him. Then passionately kisses him.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Like the majority of Grime's soldiers, she works for an evil dictator but she's a perfectly nice person despite that, being friendly with Sasha and preferring gardening to terrorizing her boss's subjects.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She has braided blonde hair and eyelashes to show that she's a girl.

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