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"There's no society of anthropomorphic frog people living in the sewer, Freeman. You're just being paranoid."
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind

A Sub-Trope of the Beast Man, the Frog Men are humanoid (you know; two legs, two arms, one torso) but with frog-like traits. They are often depicted with Fingerless Hands, big Buggy Eyes and Hairless Green Skin. Like Fish People, they can live both on dry land and under water, but unlike the former they normally stay on dry land. Frog Men are generally found living around shallow water and in humid areas, especially in swamps, whereas Fish People are more commonly placed in deeper waters. Like real frogs, Frog Men are also rarely associated with salt waters. Expect them to have improved leaping ability. Sometimes they may also have water-aligned elemental powers, or be able to inflict poison. (Truth in Television as some frogs are poisonous!)

As frogs and toads are very common in Talking Animal fiction, take care that the example is about a fictional race of frog-like creatures and not about a character that is just a frog and talks or even sings.

Unlike their cousins, the Lizard Folk, Frog Men do not always suffer from the Reptiles Are Abhorrent stereotype (partly because they aren't actually reptiles), and thus can often be portrayed as heroic. However, due to the common Good Animals, Evil Animals/Unpleasant Animal Counterpart dichotomy, the ones based on toads are more likely to be evil or at least more unpleasant than the ones based on frogs are.

While they are usually distinct creatures, this trope may overlap with Lizard Folk and/or Fish People as a side-effect of some authors disregarding or not recognizing the distinctions between groups of "cold-blooded" animals.

Part of the Beast Man Super-Trope. Compare with Bewitched Amphibians when a human is turned into a non-anthropomorphic frog or toad and Amphibian at Large for non-anthropomorphic frogs/toads that may nonetheless be human-sized or larger. For ordinary frogs that were made more human-like, see Uplifted Animal and Anthropomorphic Transformation.

Not to be confused with the diver kind.


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    Comic Books 
  • Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! has an entire space armada of toad men commanded by the Master Computer Complex.
  • The Eternal Smile: A whole kingdom of these are the villains in the first story... until it turns out the whole thing is just the protagonist's Happy Place to escape his crushingly abusive home life. Specifically, the frogs represent the death of his biological father, who caught salmonella while studying frogs.
  • Hellboy: The Frog Men, a very powerful group of foes faced by the B.P.R.D.. Also, after the complete razing of the planet's surface in the finale, Abe's body births a new race of ape-like frog people who will inherit the Earth after mankind.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • Amphibius, a member of the Savage Land Mutates, is a humanoid frog.
    • The second issue of The Incredible Hulk introduced a race of grody little alien invaders called the Toad Men. It's later revealed that their race is actually called the Tribbetites. They'd like to be conquerors, but most other civilizations consider them annoying jerks and don't take them very seriously.
    • The aptly named Toad from X-Men is a mutant with amphibian-like traits, most notably an Overly-Long Tongue.

    Comic Strips 
  • The Malaysian 4-panel comic, Lawak Kampus, have a recurring character named "Froggy" who is an anthropomorphic frog teenager, the only animal character in a cast otherwise consisting entirely of humans. No, it's never explained.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Hell Comes to Frogtown is about a post-apocalyptic world with very few fertile men and an entire sub-race of mutated humanoid Frogs kept in a ghetto due to Fantastic Racism.
  • Star Wars:
    • The Hutts, of which Jabba is the most famous member, are toad-like in appearance, though they're legless like a tadpole.
    • The swamp-dwelling Gungans also have frog-like characteristics, such as webbed hands and feet, a broad mouth with long sticky tongue, and an amphibious lifestyle. Boss Nass, their green-skinned, overweight leader, looks particularly toad-like.
    • The Mon Calamari are a cross between Frog Men, Fish People, and crustaceans — complete with bug-eyes and big mouths. They're also powerful members of La Résistance.
    • Drabatans, first seen in Rogue One, are tall, slender amphibious humanoids with frog-like features such as their heads and large mouths.
    • The Bufopel, first introduced in The Last Jedi, are hulking toad-like humanoids with great strength. One is seen as a patron of the Canto Bight casino.
  • Yakuza Apocalypse: Kaeru-kun is a man who wears a full-body frog costume. He's also a more straight example, being a humanoid being with the head of a frog underneath his frog costume.

  • Animorphs has the Leerans, an alien species that look like this (except with four tentacles instead of "arms"). Naturally, their home planet is almost completely ocean, with one small continent; through bizarre means, the Animorphs wind up there and help to save it from being conquered by the Yeerks.
  • In Arrivals from the Dark, the Dromi are a race of hermaphroditic amphibians. Their rate of reproduction puts rabbits to shame, and that's accounting for a sizable percentage of their larvae and younger forms not surviving past a few years. This forms the crux of their threat to the galaxy. There are more Dromi in existence than there are all humanoids put together, so they constantly expand, seeking new spawning grounds. Some among them secretly believe that the only way to the Dromi race to survive indefinitely is to allow themselves to be beaten into submission by another race, forcing them to change their ways and impose some kind of Population Control. However, it must be a race that is strong enough to do it but not too pragmatic, lest the aliens choose to wipe them out for the good of all. Humans are perfectly suitable for the role. While the Dromi aren't as advanced as humans and tend to be slow to react, their sheer numbers and their utter lack of fear ensure that the war against humanity lasts for over a century.
  • Bas-Lag Cycle: The Vodyanoi are a sapient, amphibious species of anthropomorphic frogs with mild water manipulation powers, whose shamans can become incredibly powerful by allying with water spirits. Most of them work in New Crobuzon's canals.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: A Frog Man/Fish Person named Puddleglum appears as a central character in The Silver Chair. He has disproportionately long legs and arms as well as webbed hands and feet, and lives in a marsh.
  • Creature of Havoc: The swamps of Bu Fon Fen are inhabited by numerous hostile Frog Men, who tried to kill the titular creature via Zerg Rush after their leader is killed.
  • Cthulhu Mythos: The niri nigri from Frank Belknap Long's short story "The Horror in the Hills" are a race of toad-like humanoids created by the Great Old One Chaugnar Faugn from toads when he arrived to Earth.
    • While usually regarded as Fish People due to living in the sea, the Deep Ones (from H. P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth) more closely match this trope than Fish People, as they have bulging eyes and bald heads.
    • One Lovecraft story, The Doom That Came To Sarnath, describes a war between an ancient human city-state, Sarnath, and the city of Ib, populated by strange frog-like humanoids who pray to a lizardlike god called Bokrug. The men of Sarnath — quite unprovoked by the Ib folk, who seem peaceable enough — invade their neighbours, exterminating them and bringing the idol of Bokrug into their own city as a trophy. This proves to be a terrible mistake, as the title of the story warns.
  • Demons of the Deep, set in Atlantis, have various underwater folk inhabiting the ruins of the city, including an area occupied by a frog-humanoid race called the Deep Ones.
  • The Gowachin, a frog-like alien species from Frank Herbert's ConSentiency series (most prominent in The Dosadi Experiment, but they pop up in other books). They can breathe both air and water and are highly amphibious — their homes typically contain a number of flooded rooms and tunnels — and go through a tadpole phase after birth. They are one of the more powerful races of the ConSentiency and are somewhat infamous for their strange and elaborate legal system.
  • InCryptid: Swamp hags are humanoid frogs with Non-Mammal Mammaries (both males and females), and are intelligent enough to work together to hunt humans.
  • Kane Series: In Bloodstone, the Rylliti, descendants of the elder race of Krelran, distinctly bachtrian in appearance (mottled and warty hide, webbed feet and hands, toad heads, throat pouches), degenerate but deadly.
  • In The Moon Pool by A. Merritt, the Akka are a race of frog people whose semi-sentient ancestors were uplifted by another super advanced prehuman species millennia ago. They are some of the nicest people the protagonists encounter during their adventure, badass warriors and steadfast allies.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire: The Crannogmen of the North are (somewhat) normal people, but since they live in the swamplands they are subject to rumors that they have webbed fingers and toes and can breathe underwater.
  • A friendly Frog Man potions master named Sam Boggart shows up in Spellbreaker. He's a native of the swamp who lives in a hut at the edge of the marsh, and spends his days wandering the swamp collecting herbs for creating magic potions.
  • In the finale of The Trials of Apollo, the troglodytes appear as subterranean, frog-like humanoids who eat lizards and fight bulls. They play a crucial role in the book. This is a carryover from Greco-Roman mythology, as they are mentioned in the writings of Aelian and various other Greco-Roman authors.
  • Tolkien's Legendarium: Gollum (originally a hobbit) is described as frog-like in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Rankin/Bass Productions' Animated Adaptation The Hobbit took this look to uncanny extremes.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: Discussed, inverted, subverted, and parodied when Elly May is dating a Naval Frogman, and Granny is convinced that means he's a frog from the navel down (and has nightmares about their wedding).
  • Doctor Who: Monarch, the Urbankan from "Four to Doomsday". He keeps normal frogs and has two android servants made to look like Urbankans.
  • Farscape:
    • The toad-like Hynerians, who also happen to be amphibious.
    • The Sheyang look like anthropomorphic toads. They explode if shot.
  • The Folterseele in Grimm is a race of frog-like Wesen. They cause sexual attraction in human form (thus causing them to be often victims of rape attempts) and they secrete a very poisonous toxin in self-defense. Another Frog-like Wesen never seen on camera but shown in one of the books is the Fossegrim.
  • In It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Frank claims to have met a "Frog Kid" when he was institutionalized as a child in a particularly horrifying mental institution. Eventually he learns that "Froggy" was actually an imaginary friend he came up with to help cope with the experience.
  • Lost in Space: One episode has a frog-like alien. As it is an episode with An Aesop about not judging a book by the cover, obviously the frogman is misstrusted by the family and specially Dr. Smith, whilst Penny sees him as his true self, opposite to the real bad guy; a golden-looking handsome alien.
  • In The Mandalorian, a frog-lady hires Din to transport her and a giant jar of her eggs back to her home planet so that her husband can fertilize them. Along with some unexpected hazards along the way, the Child discovers that the eggs make a tasty snack.

    Myths & Religion 
  • The Loveland Frog of Ohio is an alleged frog-like humanoid which measures over 1.2 metres tall and was first sighted on 1955. In subsequent sitings, it was sometimes seen in plural, with a leader carrying a wand spitting sparks. In 1972, a police officer shot a large animal that turned out to be an iguana with a missing tail, seemingly putting an end to the mystery. Nonetheless, the creature is still one of Ohio's most beloved mythical characters.
  • The aquatic spirit Vodyanoy of Slavic folklore is occasionally depicted as a toad-like humanoid with a fish-like tail.
  • The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who of Australian mythology is possibly the weirdest example of this ever, being a 4-foot high red man with a large jaw and sucker fingers who lives in fig trees and preys on travellers.
  • Older Than Dirt: Egyptian Mythology has Kek and Kauket, the frog-headed gods of darkness. Modern Memetic Mutation has made fun of hieroglyphs resembling people sitting at computers and the deity's resemblance to memetic figure Pepe the Frog, as well as possibly being the name source for the infamous "Flag of Kekistan" in use by faux-ironic white supremacists. On a similar note, the Ancient Egyptians also had a goddess of motherhood called Heqet with a frog head.
  • Kappa are Japanese Yōkai that look like frogs with a water-filled hole in the head and a tortoise shell. They are excellent at sumo wrestling, are renowned pranksters and are fond of drinking peoples blood and/or raping them. Spilling water from the hole in the head will cause it to lose its powers, and it can be distracted with cucumbers, its Trademark Favorite Food.
    • The Philippenes have a marine version of the above, called a siyokoy.
  • The White Monkey, a 19th century Urban Legend from southern Maine, was allegedly a pale white man with webbed fingers who was cursed by a Magical Native American chief for drowning his child. These days, it's mostly remembered for allegedly being seen by none other than Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism as a child.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In The Chronicles of Aeres, one of the three Beast Man races native to the Sword and Sorcery-themed land of Astreas are humanoid frogs called the Froskvir, one of three tribes warped into their inhuman state by the dying curse of a powerful witch-queen. The Froskvir are a peaceful and benevolent people, deeply devoted to mystical druidic traditions and with a tightly knit society dedicatede to the common good, contrasting the hidebound and arrogant orinvir or the primal, vicious sliskvir. They do have a skeleton in their closet; a number of their people have been lured away and enthralled to the worship of some Eldritch Abomination, devolving into malevolent tribals known as the Beejaa, after their uluating chants of worship.
  • The Dark Eye: Krakonians are a species of humanoid toads found along the coastlines of Aventuria. They can breathe both air and water, but dehydrate quickly and so mostly stick close to large bodies of water. They worship a pantheon of dark gods and demon lords, and are said to be a remnant of an age when aquatic creatures ruled the world. They despise most air-breathers, which they mostly see as foes and potential sacrifices, although they get along fairly well with the Lizard Folk.
  • Dungeons & Dragons has a number of different froggy races.
    • Blindheims are four-foot tall frog-like humanoids that inhabit damp caves and particularly overgrown swamps, rivers and ponds. They come in various shades of pallid yellow and have huge eyes that can emit blinding rays of light, with elite variants having unique colors and correspondingly unique Eye Beams. Despite their humanoid form, they're extremely primitive and unintelligent, and pursue a mostly animalistic lifestyle.
    • The grippli are intelligent, two-and-a-half-foot-tall race of humanoid tree frogs. They can swing through trees by grabbing the branches and, uniquely amongst the frogfolk of D&D, are actually characterized as a benevolent race who have been playable in multiple editions. They can be considered the elves of frog-folk, having a centuries-long lifespan (700-800 years, when introduced) and a natural affinity for either druidic magic or psionics, depending on the source.
    • Slaad are 6-10 feet tall bipedal frog people from the Chaotic Neutral outer plane of Limbo. The slaad masters (Death Slaadi and Slaad Lords) can be summoned by saying their names.
    • Bullywugs are short, squat humanoid frog people. They are Always Chaotic Evil (except for the Neutral Evil few), living in disorganized and backwards bands in swamps and marshes and attacking those who wander into their territory.
    • Sivs are a Lawful Evil counterpart to the bullywugs, cold and manipulating rather than brutish barbarians. They favor the monk class and can pull stunts like running across the surface of still water, and tend to be the clandestine rulers of their home swamps, manipulating the other races around them. However, for all their intelligence and arrogance, the sivs are constantly stymied when they try to expand into lands held by goblinoids and humanoids.
    • Grungs are a race of fang-toothed toad-men from Greyhawk, characterized by their territoriality and their love of consuming sapient victims, including grung from rival territories. Vanishing from 3rd and 4th edition, they made a surprise reappearance in 5th edition, now moved to the Forgotten Realms and reimagined as a race of slave-taking poison dart frog-folk, divided into a Fantastic Caste System where different colors of grung fulfill different social roles and also have unique poisons.
    • Hurwaeti are a playable race from Spelljammer described as resembling a strange hybrid of frog-man and gnome.
    • Greyhawk is home to the lesser evil god Wastri, a malevolent and half-crazed deity who looks like a cross between a man and a toad and whose portfolio is simultaneously "Frogs" and "Human Domination"; he preaches the need for humans to transform into frog-folk, for frog-folk to ascend to human-level civilization, and for the extermination of all other races, especially the beautiful ones.
  • Games Workshop games:
    • Blood Bowl:
      • Some early editions of the game include frog-like Slann teams, but they have since been mostly removed from the game and background due to the background material in the main Warhammer game moving on considerably since that time.
      • The 5th Edition Chaos Chosen Star Player Gobbler Grimlich is a revolting mutant resembling a hybrid of human and toad with a massive mouth, a long, sticky tongue and elastic legs that allow him to move in great leaps.
    • Warhammer:
      • In later editions of the game, the gargantuan froglike slann were the original servants of the Old Ones, now the ancient leaders of the Lizardmen. Those still alive are the most powerful mages on the world (hell, one of them's dead and still one of the strongest mages), dedicated to fighting Chaos and carrying out what fragments of the Old Ones' plans they can find. Unfortunately, they're so long-lived their plans fail to take into account things like evolution and continental drift, hence their accidental destruction of the dwarf empire by shifting some mountain ranges back or trying to get the high elves, wood elves and dark elves back on the same island (never mind that they hate each other).
      • The first three editions portray the Slann as far more numerous and individually less powerful, with a Slann faction consisting of an entire empire of Mayincatec frog people filling the niche that the later Lizardman faction would take up. The early Slann include larger and stronger toad-based warriors and reclusive jungle tribes patterned like poison-arrow frogs, with the Lizardmen playing a largely ancillary role.
    • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Lakemen, a variant of Beastmen native to the lakes and rivers of the forests of southern Lyonesse, resemble misshapen humanoid frogs with pincers and gills in addition to whatever other individual mutations they may have. They're as evil and vicious as any other Beastman, and prefer to attack amphibiously. They sometimes travel up rivers for very long ways to attack unsuspecting villages.
  • Pathfinder:
    • Boggards are short, evil biped frog people with no society beyond crude tribes living in muddy villages deep inside swamps and rainforests. They usually resemble common frogs, although those inhabiting tropical regions often the bright colors of poison arrow frogs. They start their life as tadpoles hatched in birthing pools, grow in their limbs and climb out of the pools. They typically worship Gogunta, the demon lord of swamps and amphibians, and ally themselves with amphibian-like monsters such as froghemoths. They're essentially Pathfinder's version of D&D's bullywugs.
    • Marsh giants have frog-like faces, bulbous black eyes, green skin and webbed fingers, official material outright describes them as "froglike", and they dwell in swamps, preferably those near the sea. Further, the boggards are the one species they ever get along with — anyone else they find in their swamps will be beaten to death and eaten if they're lucky or sacrificed to an Eldritch Abomination if they're not.
    • The grippli return from D&D as bipedal, marsh- and jungle-dwelling tree frogs. They're far less malevolent than boggards and marsh giants — they're True Neutral as a rule, and mostly just want to be left alone.
    • Brughadatches are cruel trickster fey that begin life as large tadpoles, metamorphose into humanoid frogs, and eventually turn into bloated, barely mobile toads with Psychic Powers. Fitting their amphibious nature, they're mostly found in wetland areas such as the Mushfens and the River Kingdoms.

  • The Sanrio Company created Kero Kero Keroppi and his family in 1988. And they are very adorable.

    Video Games 
  • Altered Beast has the Frog men mooks and their variants, frogs and toads that walk on their hindlegs like a human. They're fond of Rolling Attack and spitting acidic fluids. They're mentioned to be part of the experiment to create the Merman Genome Chip.
  • AnotherEden: Cyrus is a humanoid frog samurai.
  • Armello has them as their Petting-Zoo People. Armello features a heroic example (Guppy, the squire who is also essentially the game's mascot) as well as a conventional "Evil toad" example in the Slanderous Toads card. A random event also allows a more neutral example where a frog apparently will offer a poisoned hero some form of salvation.
  • Awesomenauts features two as playable characters — Froggy G. and Dizzy.
  • Battlerite: Croak is a humanoid frog with a variety of frog-related powers such as secreting venom that can be applied to his blades or spit at enemies, invisibility, and, of course, leaping long distances.
  • Battletoads: A videogame about anthropomorphic heroic alien toads.
  • Breath of Fire II has the castle of SimaFort, populated by a race of French frog-men. Their prince, Jean, joins up as one of that game's party-members. Other members of the race appear in later games in the series, usually as background NPC's, and supplemental materials identify them as "The Creeping Clan".
  • Castle in the Darkness: The Frog Knight is a humanoid frog who serves as the hero's rival, opposing him as a Recurring Boss due to seeing him as an obstacle between him and the princess.
  • Chrono Trigger: Frog is a (short) human-sized frog, who still carries his clothes and weapons from before his Forced Transformation. When you first meet him, he's still depressed, but by the end of the game he's come to realize that his new shape has a lot of advantages (several of his techniques make use of his tongue and jumping ability), and he's turned back in certain endings.
  • Crossed Swords have frog-men enemies in areas near water, where they'll pounce out to attack. Some of them can even use their Overly-Long Tongue to slap you from a distance.
  • Cuphead: Ribby and Croaks, two early bosses, are anthropomorphic frogs in boxing gloves.
  • Dusty Revenge have andromorphic toad-men enemies, who comes with a Stomach of Holding containing plenty of bombs they'll repeatedly regurgitate as an attack. The prequel Dusty Raging Fist averts this trope, but causes some Furry Confusion because you can find ordinary frogs in the cavern areas.
  • Dwarf Fortress:
    • Amphibian men resemble bipedal frogs with arms, and are around a third the size of a dwarf. They live in small tribes deep Beneath the Earth, and if hostile will attack your dwarves on sight with poisoned spears and blowdarts. They are also one of the types of animal people capable of moving underwater, giving them the ability to swim up your water cisterns and plumbing system and wreak havoc in your fort.
    • There are also two types of frog people found aboveground: green tree frog men, small green humanoids with frog heads that live around lakes and swamps, and toad men, dark green toad-headed people found around stagnant water. Like all aboveground animal people, though, these two types do not display any real intelligence, and are essentially bipedal animals.
  • Earth Defense Force: In the fifth installment, players fight giant frog men armed with large energy weapons.
  • Endless Space 2: The Lumeris are spacefaring amphibian Mafiosos; early in the beta their populations gave a bonus to Dust generation if they got to live on planets with the (now absent) 'Water' attribute.
  • Elden Ring: Albinaurics are a race of Artificial Humans created from mercury. First-generation Albinaurics look human, but are all paraplegic and can't walk. In fact, their legs literally fade out of existence over time, and once they are gone, the Albinauric immediately dies. Second-generation Albinaurics were created using a more refined process and as a result are more stable and have fully working legs. However, this apparently came at the cost of making them look like fat little frog men (if there are frog women, they don't look any different).
  • Everquest: The Froglok are a species of anthropomorphic frogs that mainly worship Mithaniel Marr, the god of valor and honor and as such lean strongly towards the paladin class.
  • Final Fantasy XIV: The Fuath are a race of short, anthropomorphic frog fae that live in the waters of Il Mheg. They like to drown people with water magic, and won't hand over an important MacGuffin unless the player entertains them by braving their monster-infested palace and fighting their chieftain. Even then, they're so impressed with your performance that they try to drown you anyway.
  • Guild Wars 2 has the Hylek, a race of anthropomorphic frogs. They specialize in alchemy and brewing poisons, worship the sun, and can be formidable warriors with their stunning jump attacks. They're also Color-Coded for Your Convenience; green and blue Hyleks are usually friends, red ones are always hostile, and yellow can go either way. The ones you encounter in the main game tend to be burly and based off of bullfrogs, while the ones you see in the Heart of Thorns expansion pack resemble tree frogs.
  • Grimms Notes: The Frog Prince, who has a humanoid body and head of a frog.
  • Hyper Light Drifter: Evil frog men have invaded the eastern region, slaughtering the local otter people.
  • Intrepid Izzy: There's a frog man working in the restaurant in Awesometown.
  • Jitsu Squad: Jazz Amun, one of the squad's heroes, is a frog-man. He can also jump the highest during gameplay owing to his light weight and powerful hind legs.
  • Kingdom Rush: The Anurians from KR: Vengeance are amphibian people from the sunken kingdom of Anuria, and wield hidden ancient magic. Their basic troops can use a long-distance jump as a Dynamic Entry attack. They're not only limited to frog-people, as their forces also consist of axolotl-people in the Anurian Channeler and Anurian Infuser.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Although the Zora are mostly Fish People, they also have a few similarities to frogs. Majora's Mask establishes that they hatch as small tadpoles before eventually growing into their four-limbed adult forms, while Twilight Princess shows that, like real frogs, they can travel across land alright but will get dehydrated quickly when away from water too long.
  • Mass Effect: The krogan slightly resemble toads, though they have a greater resemblence to snapping turtles and dinosaurs. Salarians are explicitly a species of warm-blooded amphibian noted for having a much shorter lifespan than most galactic species (a mere 40 years on average).
  • Mega Man 4: Toad Man is a robot in the shape of a humanoid frog. He has the ability to call upon the rain (called Rain Flush) and he was primarily used to assist irrigation of crops, but he was then modified to fight Mega Man.
  • Nioh has the Giant Toad, a yokai that looks a giant anthropomorphic toad, who wields a mean spear with surprising grace, and smokes an even meaner pipe in battle. Turns out he's also the previous head of the Iga ninja clan.
  • Pokémon:
    • Poliwag's evolution line, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and even the split evo, Politoed, resemble bipedal frogs.
    • Croagunk and its evolution, Toxicroak, fit this trope due to their frog humanoid appearances. Speaking of humanoid, their egg group is the human-like egg group.
    • Seismitoad, Frogadier, and Greninja also fit this trope.
  • Resident Evil: The Hunter Gamma is a branch of the Hunter line of B.O.W.s that was created by using the T-virus to splice human genes into an unhatched tadpole, causing it to develop into a man-sized, bipedal frog. Though they appear in a few other games, the in-universe lore is that they were discontinued as a failed product, due to their need to stay moist in order to not dehydrate. Unlike other Hunters, they have the ability to swallow human-sized prey whole, a trait they shared with their distant ancestors, the Lurkers from Resident Evil 0.note  Resident Evil 3 (Remake) redesigns them to look more like a humanoid salamander, mostly thanks to a vestigial tail, but also increases their similarity to Lurkers by making them attacks revolve around trying to swallow Jill whole for a One-Hit Kill, in contrast to the clawing ability of the Hunter Beta.
  • A level in Shrek 2 has humanoid, non-talking frogs with pitchforks.
  • Shuihuzhuan: Liangshan Yingxiong have frog-men as enemies in the marshes, who can slap you with their tongues.
  • In Spellstone, the frogs of Dawnglow Swamp are humanoid, and even have a system of government ruled by the Frog Emperor. They're mostly friendly, however, and the Emperor's second-in-command, Cedric, can become a playable character once you deal with the Corruptrex poisoning the swamp water.
  • Starbound features them as a minor race (albeit with an extra "G" thrown in), oftentimes found in swamp mini-biomes as merchants.
  • A Story About My Uncle: The otherworldly caves which the player explores are populated by a species of blue-skinned, four-fingered humanoids which resemble amphibians.
  • Yoku's Island Express: The Space Monks are humanoid frogs. They initially lived in an aquatic area of Mokumana Island but decided to build a spaceship to go to the Moon For Science!.

    Web Original 
  • Amphiterra has the Temperate Freeple, a species of sapient frogs that walk on their hands while using their hind limbs for grasping.
  • DSBT InsaniT: The Cartoon Creature Frog bears more of a resemblance to a froglike humanoid than to an actual frog.
  • Freeman's Mind: Discussed by Freeman in episode 4 when he mentions that he once thought frog people were invading his house after staying awake for four days straight. In Episode 28, when mocking all the people who called him paranoid, Freeman lists the frog men among other things he's been ridiculed for believing in, such as mindreading owls and aliens, as he guns down invading aliens with an MP5.
  • Legatum has ranas, which are all frog or toad-like creatures that dress and talk like other bipedal, humanoid creatures in the franchise.
  • Trials & Trebuchets:
    • The Grung a race of small frog people found in the Plane of Isathil.
    • Laud is a Slaad, a monstrous toadlike being.
  • WitchCraft SMP: Dodgy Frank, Cleo's trader, is seen as a frog prince and said to be keen on trying to get others to kiss him and "break the curse on him". However, he is, in fact, from an alternate timeline where the sentient races are non-human, and isn't actually a cursed prince.

    Western Animation 
  • Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: The inhabitants on the planet Kalex are frog people in the episode "Anything you can Zoo."
  • This trope is basically the entire premise of Amphibia; The inhabitants of the eponymous world are amphibian-people (mostly frogs, but also others like newts, toads, and even obscure kinds like axolotls and olms), complete with a life cycle that begins with a tadpole stage. They notably differ from Earth's amphibians by being roughly human-sized (except for the olms, who are gigantic draconic creatures), bipedal with opposable thumbs, and being able to grow human-like hair and beard.
  • Battletoads was a failed animated show based on the videogame, but only the pilot was made and the series was not picked up. As the videogame is about three heroic humanoid toads.
  • Ben 10:
    • The Galvans resemble lilliputian humanoid frogs, due to their sticky toes and horizontal pupils. Omniverse reveals that they have a tadpole stage of life.
    • Ben 10: Alien Force: The Incurseans are a militaristic species of humanoid amphibians who have clashed against Ben and his buddies on multiple occasions.
  • Doctor Who: The animated serial The Infinite Quest has Ulysees Meregrass, a mercenary who belongs to a sapient species of humanoid amphibians named Anurans.
  • Futurama: The Amphibiosans look like anthropomorphic frogs mixed with Little Green Men and their biology (especially their reproductive process) is heavily based around amphibian life cycles — they give birth to large swarms of tadpoles, for instance, most of which are eaten by swamp predators before reaching adulthood.
  • The Mod Frogs in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts are evolved, mutated frogs that have adopted a Mafia-like society.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Ed and Bev are, like all the characters, Funny Animals that take the form of grumpy cane toad people.
  • Smiling Friends: Mr. Frog, the host of The Mr. Frog Show, which is denoted in his name.
  • The Smurfs (1981) has the antagonistic toad-like Wartmongers.
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Buff Frog is a large humanoid frog monster.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Punk Frogs are a group of mutant frogs that have allied with the titular brothers from time to time.
  • ThunderCats (1985): Frog-Man, a one-shot villain, is an anthropomorphic frog.
  • Toad Patrol follows a group of anthropomorphic toads seeking the legendary Toad Haven.


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Welcome To Wartwood

In the first episode of Amphibia, we are introduced to Wartwood, a forested village inhabited by humanoid frogs.

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