The Leapfrog was created by Janet and Victor Stein. The whimsical frog design was Janet's idea, but the amphibious design allows for submersible travel and long distance jumping augmented by rockets. These adaptations allow the Leapfrog to travel where other vehicles are not able. The Leapfrog is programmed with an artificial intelligence operating system.
The Leapfrog was used as a conveyance for the The Pride for several years. When the Runaways attacked The Pride in the Marine Vivarium during their sacrifice to the Gibborim, Chase Stein was able to hotwire and pilot the Leapfrog to rescue his friends.
The Leapfrog had been the Runaways' primary form of transportation since the destruction of the Marine Vivarium. Originally, the Leapfrog was closely bonded with Chase, but later Victor Mancha develop a close relationship with the Leapfrog as well.
When a smuggling drone crashed into the Malibu House, the Leapfrog's original body was destroyed. However, Hunter Stein and Victor Mancha were able to recover the Leapfrog's operating system and install it into a new vehicle model.
The Runaways were somehow able to rebuild the Leapfrog's original body, but it was destroyed in battle with Marcus Roston. However, the Runaways appear to still utilize the flying model of the Leapfrog.
The Leapfrog's current whereabouts are unknown.
Powers and Abilities
The Leapfrog is equipped with several capabilities including:
- Transportation: The Leapfrog is capable to multiple methods of long-distant transportation including jumping/leaping, underwater travel, and even limited flight. The Leapfrog's primary means of propulsion are galvanic piston-driven legs assemblies augmented by rear-facing plasma engines. The Leapfrog has a top speed of 87 mph (140 kph) and can leap more than 1,000 ft. (305 m.) into the air without the use of plasma engines.
- Camouflage: The Leapfrog is capable of creating a near complete camouflage in a variety of surfaces.
- Cloaking: In addition to visible camouflage, the Leapfrog is equipped with a cloaking device preventing tracking.
- Holo-Record: The Leapfrog records and can project holograms of events that occur around his immediate vicinity.
- Magical Immunity: To prevent Tina and Robert Minoru from hijacking the Leapfrog, Victor Stein made him impervious to spell-casting.
- Multilingual The Leapfrog is capable of communicating in roughly five thousand languages
- Leapfrog (Vehicle)'s Appearances
- Leapfrog (Vehicle)'s Minor Appearances
- Media Leapfrog (Vehicle) Mentions
- Vehicle Gallery: Leapfrog (Vehicle)
- Images that include Leapfrog (Vehicle)
Links and References
- ↑ Runaways #17
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Runaways Vol 2 #26
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Runaways Vol 3 #1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Marvel Vehicles: Owner's Workshop Manual #1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Runaways #15
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Runaways Vol 2 #27
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Runaways Vol 2 #8
- ↑ Runaways #16-#17
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Runaways #18
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Runaways Vol 2 #1
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #18
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #1-#24
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Runaways Saga #1
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #27-#30
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #25
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #17
- ↑ Daken: Dark Wolverine #19
- ↑ Avengers Academy #28
- ↑ Avengers Arena #13
- ↑ Runaways Vol 2 #26-27
- ↑ Runaways Vol 3 #5