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Todd Andrews
Gender Male
Race Human
Status Alive
Powers None as he was not a planeteer.
First Appearance A Formula for Hate first and last.
Voices Neil Patrick Harris
Todd Andrews is a young basketball player, diagnosed with HIV. He appeared in A Formula for Hate. His voice is provided by Neil Patrick Harris.[]

Verminous Skumm learns about his diagnosis and, playing on people's ignorance and lack of knowledge about HIV, starts to spread lies that Todd is carrying the AIDS virus, which sends the town into a blind panic and results in Todd's classmates and the townspeople turning against him, and also results in his younger brother being beaten up at school, and an angry mob destroying his mother's vegetable stand until the Planeteers drive the mob away.

Todd vanishes immediately afterwards and flees to the fishing camp way down river, but after a nightmare where his coach, girlfriend, mother, brother, and best friend all express their disappointment in him, he tries to return to his school, only to find his boat is gone, leaving him stranded. However he is rescued by Captain Planet who brings him to the basketball game, and along with Todd's coach, tells the people the facts about HIV/AIDS, and the people cheer their support for Todd. Skumm and one of his henchmen, who were in the crowd, tried to flee the scene, but were stopped by Captain Planet and subsequently arrested by the police.


  • It's unknown how Todd contracted HIV. Although his doctor suggests he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he had a few years prior to appearing in a episode, and he also mentions that blood was not tested for HIV at that time.
  • Around the time this episode aired, HIV/AIDS was still relatively new, so it makes sense that the characters in the episode would be less knowledgeable about it.
  • It was previously thought that HIV/AIDS was a “gay man’s disease”, due to Rock Hudson’s death in the 1980s. Todd’s voice actor, Neil Patrick Harris, is gay in real life. However, Harris is not HIV positive. Likewise, Todd is not gay and has a girlfriend.