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- “Sometimes your biggest threat is right under your nose.”
- ―Toffee, to Ludo[src]
Toffee is a major antagonist of Star vs. the Forces of Evil. He is an immortal Septarian monster that Moon fought when she was young. In "Fortune Cookies", he infiltrates Ludo's army as a member and an "evil efficiency expert" with ulterior motives. He became the leader of the army after usurping the position from Ludo in "Marco Grows a Beard".
After blowing up and cleaving Star's wand in "Storm the Castle", Toffee is presumably dead. It is later revealed in "The Hard Way" that he possesses Ludo's body, and half of the wand's magic is under his control.
In his titular episode, he regains his old form after corrupting and draining most of the magic in the universe, but he is ultimately overwhelmed and defeated by Star's magic.
Toffee is a blue-skinned Septarian (humanoid lizard creature) with slicked-back dark purple hair, and yellow eyes. He wears a black suit with a white shirt underneath it and a red tie. He is shown to be very muscular upon regeneration. The middle finger of his right hand has been removed.
In the past, Toffee wore a black outfit with a red waistband and matching trim, black boots, spiked metal kneepads, and shoulder pads made out of Mewman skulls (as evidenced by the symbols on the cheeks).
In his youth, Toffee wore a red jacket with spiked shoulder pads, grey trousers and black boots. He also had waist-length hair.
Toffee is shown to be much more intelligent and calculating than any member of Ludo's army and even Ludo himself. He is proficient at plotting schemes and knows how to set them in motion effectively, as demonstrated in "Storm the Castle". He often appears quite calm and collected, a facade that rarely slips.
While often courteous towards enemies and allies alike, he appears to have very little empathy for others, and is prepared to maim, kill, or manipulate anyone to achieve his goals, such as Ludo. However, at the same time, he is a man of his word, as demonstrated when he allows Marco to go free once Star complies with his demands. He is also brutally honest, heartlessly and callously telling Ludo he had played no part in his overall scheme.
Toffee is also quite methodical and doesn't appear to mind playing the long game, probably due to his immortal nature. He is willing to erode his enemies' group from the inside in order to usurp it, as shown when he managed to get rid of Buff Frog, the only one in Ludo's army to realize his ulterior motives, before going on to remove Ludo from his position of power.
In his youth (as seen in "Meteora's Lesson"), Toffee was more talkative, rebellious, and easily irritated, demonstrated when he broke Glossaryck's arm just for making a leaf hat. He was also shown to be strongly biased towards Mewmans and their use of magic, to which he actively wages war against.
Toffee first appears in "Fortune Cookies", where he gets himself hired as Ludo's "evil efficiency expert." After learning that Star Butterfly listens to everything her fortune cookies say, he orchestrates a plan involving a fake fortune to make her stop fighting. The plan fails, but Toffee is unfazed.
In "Mewnipendance Day", Toffee creates a robotic spy device (modeled after the "All-seeing Eye" used on the titular day) that takes over Buff Frog's duties. He also orchestrates Buff Frog's dismissal from Ludo's services (having realized that Buff Frog doesn't trust him), giving him a rigged device that fails to get Star's wand, and convincing Ludo to fire him for his failure.
In "Marco Grows a Beard", Toffee accompanies Ludo's army to Earth in order to claim Star's wand. While they navigate Marco Diaz's magically-overgrown beard, he gives the unnamed giraffe monster a glass of water when he says that he is dehydrated. After Ludo's army is repelled by Star, Toffee convinces them to renounce Ludo as their leader, leading to Ludo being kicked out and Toffee taking over his castle.
In "Storm the Castle", Toffee has Marco kidnapped and placed in an impenetrable crystal box. Though Toffee is a courteous host, Marco refuses his hospitality, even when Toffee offers him a sandwich. When Star, Ludo, and Buff Frog attack the castle, Toffee gets his arm blasted off before Star manages to destroy the box, only for it to rebuild itself. Before Star could try again, Toffee, as his arm grows back, tells her that the box is twice as strong now, and he causes the glass box to start crushing Marco. Star offers her wand to Toffee in exchange for Marco's freedom, but Toffee instead commands her to destroy the wand with the Whispering Spell (the first spell her mother taught her). After Star complies, he carries out his end of the deal by opening the glass box with Marco in it, but she jumps in and uses it as a shield as the wand begins to self-destruct. Before the wand explodes and destroys Ludo's castle, Toffee grins, as if he was expecting it. Toffee's physical body is destroyed in the blast, and when the wand's crystal fractures in two, his consciousness is absorbed into the right half.
In "Into the Wand", it is revealed that Toffee was first defeated in battle by Queen Butterfly, who also permanently severed the middle finger on his right hand. Star discovers Toffee's missing finger inside her wand, which was contaminating the spells she cast. With Glossaryck's help, Star removes the finger from her wand and stores it in her bedroom closet.
In "The Hard Way", Ludo becomes tainted by the dark magic of Queen Eclipsa's chapter in the Magic Instruction Book, allowing Toffee (whose consciousness had been residing within the crystal in Ludo's wand) to take possession of his body.
In "Starcrushed", Toffee assumes full control over Ludo's body and forms a new right arm around Ludo's wand, embedding the crystal and its magic into his palm. He also engages Queen Butterfly and the Magic High Commission in battle, absorbing the powers of the latter and telling the former just before she escapes that he'll be coming after Star to reclaim his lost finger.
In "Moon the Undaunted", it is revealed that Toffee was a rogue monster general who killed Queen Butterfly's mother Comet and started a monster rebellion. In retaliation, Moon used the "darkest spell" taught to her by her ancestor Eclipsa, to blast off Toffee's middle finger, the spell preventing Toffee from regenerating it. Toffee's army were shocked at this development, fleeing their camp in fear, with Toffee following shortly after, calmly conceding defeat and beginning a lifelong grudge against Moon.
In "Book Be Gone", it is revealed that Toffee instructed Glossaryck to stay hidden during the events of "Starcrushed" in order to initiate a scheme to absorb the powers of the Magic High Commission. After Ludo throws the Book of Spells into a fire, he re-possesses Ludo and says while he did not intend for Glossaryck to disappear, it still works to his advantage.
In his titular episode, Toffee restores his entire body after draining almost all of the magic in the universe and gaining his finger back, but his plans are thwarted when Star gains a new wand and magical form. With a single blast, Star almost completely obliterates Toffee's body. Toffee taunts Star and the others as he crawls toward them, but is crushed by a pillar that Ludo pushes onto him, seemingly ending his threat for good.
In "Meteora's Lesson", a younger "bad boy" Toffee appears when Glossaryck and baby Meteora Butterfly travel backward in time. Glossaryck goads Toffee into attacking him, leading Meteora to "dip down" to defend him. After recovering, Toffee uses this as an example to his followers as to why magic should be destroyed.
In "The Tavern at the End of the Multiverse", when Star realizes the only way to stop Mina Loveberry is to destroy all magic, she looks at Toffee's picture inside of her mother's tapestry and comments that this means he was ultimately right in his quest. The image of Toffee then comes to life and turns to Star saying "Surprise!"
Powers and abilities
- Intellect: Toffee possesses a genius-level intellect and a cunning mind. He is skilled in various technologies and has a working knowledge of magic, particularly that of the Butterfly family.
- Regeneration: As a Septarian, Toffee is able to quickly regenerate lost body parts, such as his arm. In The Battle for Mewni, he is even able to regenerate internal body organs.
- Immortality: Toffee has not aged in the time between his battle with Queen Moon (as shown in "Into the Wand") and the present day.
- Enhanced strength: In his titular episode, Toffee displays strength greater than that of the average monster, able to throw Marco into a large rock (cracking it upon impact) and effortlessly shove Moon waist-deep into the ground.
- Soul-draining immunity: In Meteora's Lesson, it is revealed that Toffee can not have his soul drained, which is seen when Meteora drains his soul, making him unconscious, but he returns a few seconds later. This may be another example of his healing abilities.
- With magic wand:
- Magic: In "Starcrushed", Toffee creates a new arm from Ludo's wand, granting him full access to its magic. With it, he can levitate himself, shoot concussive energy blasts from his hand, and create magical constructs such as shields, whips, and swords.
- Magic absorption: After the wand becomes a part of him, Toffee gains the ability to absorb the powers of other magic users. The effect usually leaves the victim in a lifeless state with pitch-black eyes. He demonstrates this ability on Queen Butterfly, Omnitraxus Prime, Hekapoo, and Rhombulus of the Magic High Commission.
- Theme Song (season 3-season 4)
- Into the Wand (flashback/pictured)
- Page Turner (pictured)
- Baby (finger only)
- The Hard Way (voice)
- Starcrushed (voice)
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Battle for Mewni
- Club Snubbed (mentioned)
- Stranger Danger (mentioned)
- Sophomore Slump (mentioned)
- Sweet Dreams (mentioned)
- Deep Dive (mentioned)
- Conquer (flashback/pictured)
- Butterfly Follies (mentioned)
- Ghost of Butterfly Castle (flashback/pictured)
- Meteora's Lesson
- The Tavern at the End of the Multiverse (pictured)
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- In interviews, Daron Nefcy calls Toffee a "Magneto-type character" who is "not wrong, but he’s going about things the wrong way". His voice actor Michael C. Hall describes him as a "megalomaniacal, reptilian, slithery, infiltrating, flattering, backstabbing bad guy".
- At the end of "Fortune Cookies", Star's fortune says "A great evil has been unleashed." Toffee is heavily implied to be this "great evil".
- In addition, Toffee says that Ludo wasn't the first monster to fall victim to Star's family's magic, suggesting that he has history with them. This is confirmed in Disney XD's interview with his voice actor prior to "Storm the Castle" and in "Into the Wand", which depicted him in battle with Queen Butterfly.
- In the "Fortune Cookies" promotional image, Toffee is yellowish-brown, has no hair, and wears no shirt under his suit, which could be his initial design.
- He has a habit of petting Boo Fly.
- In "Mewnipendance Day", Toffee reads a book called "Mewni: History of Royalty" (in particular, a section about the wand's multiple forms), possibly foreshadowing his future plans.
- Despite his powers of regeneration, Toffee is unable to restore his middle finger. This is due to the finger being severed by the "darkest spell" Queen Moon inherited from Eclipsa, as the spell is able to kill immortals.
- According to Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension, Toffee is a lizard-like creature called a Septarian. Rasticore belongs to the same species.
- Toffee's ability to regenerate is far superior to Rasticore's, suggesting he is exceptional among his species.
- His appearance after Star attacks him in "Toffee" greatly resembles the villain Stripe in the movie Gremlins after Gizmo exposes him to bright light.
- He is similar in some respects to Sauron, the main antagonist of The Lord of the Rings.
- Both command an army of monsters that threaten neighboring, peaceful kingdoms.
- Both lose a finger when they are initially defeated.
- However, while Sauron's name means "lizard-like", Toffee is actually an anthropomorphic lizard.
- Both seek to gain something lost last time defeated (the ring for Sauron and Toffee's finger for Toffee) to regain physical form said object being able to corrupt people around them with its influence (though less direct with Toffee).
- According to Star vs. the Forces of Evil: The Magic Book of Spells, Toffee is, or was, considered a prince during Comet Butterfly's reign.
- His name is based on a confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses (creating inverted sugar) along with butter, and occasionally flour.
- According to Daron Nefcy in a Reddit AMA on August 3, 2019, "Toffee was a historian and researched the Butterfly family like no one ever had before. He used his powers for evil. He's been leaning about magic for a very long time. The skulls Toffee was wearing was Butterfly family members of the royal court he killed."
- Season 2, episode 23: "Into the Wand"
- Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension by Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson. March 7, 2017. Published by Disney Press. ISBN: 978-1484774199.
- Michael Logan (2017-07-14). ‘The Middle’s Eden Sher is a 'Badass' Disney Princess in ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’. TV Insider. Retrieved on 2017 July 14.
- Alfrely (2017-05-25). Star vs the Forces of Evil - Meet & Greet with Daron Nefcy. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017 July 16.
- Disney XD (2015-07-24). Disney XD's "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" - Michael C. Hall Guest Stars as Toffee. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017 March 5.
- Daron Nefcy (2019-08-03). Star vs the Forces of Evil ask me anything!. Reddit. Retrieved on 2019 August 5.