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A former toy inventer, Vincent Patilio set out to make some money by embarking on a criminal career after he created a pair of electrically-powered jumping coils. He was soon met by numerous humiliating defeats, first by Daredevil, and later by Iron Man and Spider-Man. He later met defeat along side Electro's Emissaries Of Evil. When he was later released from prison, his wife, Rose, succumbed to cancer. It had been her paycheck that supported the house hold, which included their son, Eugene.
Eugene sought to clear his father's name by donning his Leap-Frog suit, and calling himself, Frog Man. As Frog Man, he helped Spider-Man and the Human Torch defeat the Speed Demon. Vinnie didn't want his son risking his life for money, so he decided to stop this by going undercover for the police to get a confession from the White Rabbit. He offered her his services and got a recorded confession from the White Rabbit about stolen loot. After White Rabbit was defeated by Frog Man and Spider-Man, Vinnie and his son have been living off the reward money from the recorded confession ever since.
Following a later fight that had him and his son teamed up with Spider-Man against the White Rabbit and the Walrus, Vinnie came to accept Eugene as Frog Man.
Leap-frog has enhanced strength and agility,