Rash is one of the
three Battletoads. His real name is Dave Shar. Rash stands 6'3" inches
tall, weighs 182 lbs, has a black belt in Karate, likes videogames &
superheroes and considers himself a rock/rap artist. He is known to move
quickly, and is differentiated from the other Battletoads (Zitz and Pimple) by
his black shades, extroverted personality, and tendency to show off and crack
jokes. Rash has been playable in every Battletoads game except for the Battletoads
Game Boy sequel (due to being kidnapped).
According to the
original game's storyline, the Battletoads were originally three human
computer technicians and roommates - Dave Shar (Rash), Morgan Ziegler (Zitz),
and George Pie (Pimple). Shar was the show-off and extrovert of the three who
loved to crack jokes, his big mouth often getting them in trouble. The trio
tested a Battletoads video game by playing the game as the Battletoads in a
sort of virtual reality simulation. They eventually became suspicious of their
boss, Silas Volkmire, and decided to investigate the office at night. Upon
finding the video game unit turned on, they tested it to see if it had been
tampered with. This was a trap, transporting Shar, Ziegler, and Pie to a
planet in a distant part of the galaxy, permanently transformed into the
Battletoads. When the evil Dark Queen attempted to destroy the toads' upon
their arrival, they fought their way to freedom with the assistance of
Professor T. Bird, who became the toads' friend and mentor. Forgetting Silas
for now, the toads decided never to rest until the Dark Queen was defeated
once and for all.
On a planet far from
the Earth, Rash continues to battle against the forces of the Dark Queen.
Tired of speed-running the same old thing over and over again, Rash asks
Professor Bird if there are any other challenges he could face. Bird claims
that he does have a proposition, but it's a little... unusual. Rash accepts
the offer and boards their spacecraft, the Vulture, and is transported to the
Earth to do battle with the contestants of the Killer Instinct universe,
his crazy craving for action soon to be fulfilled.
Updated: Oct. 21st, 2021
We got Battletoads in our fighting games? It feels like the 90's again. Yeah, Iron Galaxy did an amazing job
bringing back a video game icon we haven't seen in quite some time. Weirdly enough, Rash fits into Killer Instinct very very well... not only because of his "mutant frog" condition, but also because Killer Instinct itself is very "90's" in terms of vibe, and Battletoads is even more "90's". It's like a family
Yeah, Rash's KI incarnation is awesome. It's crazy fan service that they even included his "pelvic thrust" taunt. His animations are among the best in the game. Actually, Rash is easily one of the very best-looking Killer Instinct (2013) characters, period! Gotta love those alterante colors too. And that smile! ^_____^
FUN FACT: This TFG banner by Derrick Aviles was created before Rash was put into Killer Instinct 2013. I believe it's possible the dev-team got the idea from this banner.
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