History Characters / SwampThing

9th Oct '17 12:42:28 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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[[caption-width-right:269:Jason Woodrue]]

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He once managed to use Swamp Thing's body to contact the Green. The experience drove him insane, to the point he tried to exterminate all non-plant life on Earth.

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: He once managed to use Swamp Thing's body to contact the Green. The experience drove him insane, to the point that he tried to exterminate all non-plant life on Earth.



* StevenUlyssesPerHero: '''Wood''' '''rue'''. He actually invokes this himself when he tries to act as an agent of the Green.



A con-man who specialises in the occult. See [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} his]] [[ComicBook/JohnConstantine pages]].



* BreakoutCharacter: Ended up becoming so popular he eventually got his own series.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Ended up becoming so popular he eventually got his own series.series that lasted longer than Swamp Thing's, and his iconography became a part of pop culture too.
9th Oct '17 12:38:36 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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[[caption-width-right:148:Jason Woodrue]]

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[[caption-width-right:148:Jason [[caption-width-right:269:Jason Woodrue]]



[[folder:ComicBook/JohnConstantine]]

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[[folder:ComicBook/JohnConstantine]][[folder:John Constantine]]



[[caption-width-right:148:John Constantine]]

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[[caption-width-right:148:John [[caption-width-right:288:John Constantine]]



[[folder:!Matt Cable]]

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[[folder:!Matt [[folder:Matt Cable]]
9th Oct '17 12:34:08 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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The ''real'' Alec Holland. Having died and moved on to the afterlife, he was eventually resurrected to serve as the new Swamp Thing.
9th Oct '17 12:32:08 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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->'''AKA:''' Alec Holland
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->'''AKA:''' "Alec Holland"
A plant mass that was born from the memories of
Alec Holland
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Holland. Initially believing himself to ''be'' Alec Holland, he eventually learned his real [[Main/{{Pun}} nature]].



* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:He isn't really Alec, just a plant elemental who assimilated Alec's memory and personality.]]

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* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:He He isn't really Alec, just a plant elemental who assimilated Alec's memory and personality.]]



* ChestInsignia: After being brought back by the White Light, the White Lantern symbol glows on Swamp Thing's chest.

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* ChestInsignia: After being brought back TheBusCameBack: His resurrection and death are undone by the White Light, New 52, and while in the White Lantern symbol glows on Green, the real Alec runs into Swamp Thing's chest.Thing.



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:After the retcon.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:After After the retcon.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:He never ''was'' Alec Holland. He's just a ghost in weeds.]]
** Averted in the New 52.

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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:He He never ''was'' Alec Holland. He's just a ghost in weeds.]]
** Averted in the New 52.



[[folder:Abby Arcane Holland]]
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Swamp Thing's LoveInterest (later wife), and Dr Arcane's niece.

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[[folder:Abby Arcane Holland]]
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->'''AKA''': Alec Holland
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Swamp Thing's LoveInterest (later wife), and Dr Arcane's niece.
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* BackFromTheDead: He was resurrected to fight the corrupted Swamp Thing. In the New 52, he was brought back for some other reason.
* GhostMemory: He possesses Swamp Thing's memories, and at first he doesn't know why.
* LegacyCharacter: He serves as the second Swamp Thing after the plant elemental who used his name.
* ReplacementGoldfish: For Abby Arcane. She even says he's not "her" Swamp Thing when they first meet.
* RescueRomance: He falls in love with Abby after she rescues him.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Abby. Due to their roles as avatars of their respective elements, they ''cannot'' be together.
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[[folder:Abby Arcane Holland]]
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Swamp Thing's LoveInterest (later wife), and Dr Arcane's niece.
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** RescueRomance: She fell in love with Swamp Thing after he rescued her.


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* RescueRomance:
** She fell in love with Swamp Thing after he rescued her.
** With Alec Holland, ''she'' is the rescuer.
7th Sep '17 7:40:26 AM Omnicron13
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* HappilyMarried: Eventually, to Swamp Thing.

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* HappilyMarried: Eventually, to Swamp Thing. Ends up averted later on when Swamp Thing's dedication to the Green ends up being too much for Abby to tolerate in their marriage, and she decided to leave him and their daughter.
4th Sep '17 11:23:00 AM Omnicron13
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* UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stability of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in the most gruesome of ways as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.

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* UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stability of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience expressed preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in the most gruesome of ways as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.
4th Sep '17 11:22:25 AM Omnicron13
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4th Sep '17 11:21:44 AM Omnicron13
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!Swamp Thing

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!Swamp Thing[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Swamp Thing]]




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* UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stability of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in abundance as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.




!Abby Arcane Holland

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\n!Abby * UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stability of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in the most gruesome of ways as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.
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!Anton Arcane

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\n!Anton Arcane* SanitySlippage: Her marriage to Swamp Thing and trauma under Dr. Arcane has not done much to stabilize her mental state and is often seen in hysterics in stories when her personal life is threatened.
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[[folder:Anton Arcane]]




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!Floronic Man

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\n!Floronic Man[[/folder]]

[[folder:Floronic Man]]




!ComicBook/JohnConstantine

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\n!ComicBook/JohnConstantine[[/folder]]

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!Matt Cable

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\n\n!Matt Cable\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:!Matt Cable]]




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!The Parliament of Trees

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!The Patchwork Man

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!Tefé Holland

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\n!Tefé Holland[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tefé Holland]]




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!The Un-Men

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\n!The Un-Men\n[[/folder]]

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!The Word

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\n!The Word[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Word]]
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4th Sep '17 11:13:08 AM Omnicron13
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* UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stsbility of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in abundance as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.

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* UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stsbility stability of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in abundance as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.
4th Sep '17 11:12:51 AM Omnicron13
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* BerserkButton: Don't touch Abby. Really, just don't.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite his monstrous appearance, he really isn't that bad of a person. We still advise against pissing him off however, as he is capable of [[GaiaSVengeance plant-based rampages]] on par with [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy's]], if not worse.

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* BerserkButton: Don't touch Abby. Really, just don't.
don't. He turned all of Gotham into a jungle and beat the Batman to unconsciousness for keeping Abby in jail.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite his monstrous appearance, he really isn't that bad of a person.person and can be amicable if he or his family aren't harmed or threatened. We still advise against pissing him off however, as he is capable of [[GaiaSVengeance plant-based rampages]] on par with [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy's]], if not worse.



* ElementalEmbodiment: He is an embodiment of the Green, the cosmic force behind all plants.

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* ElementalEmbodiment: He is an embodiment and representative of the Green, the cosmic force behind all plants.



* HorrifyingHero: He is a mass of plants assuming a vaguely humanoid form, several times taller than a regular human being and living in a Swamp. Still pretty much a good guy.

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* HorrifyingHero: He is a mass of plants assuming a vaguely humanoid form, several times taller than a regular human being and living in a Swamp. Still pretty much a good guy.guy as long as you don't make him mad.



*** GreenThumb: Obviously, and he is a good contender for the strongest case of this power in the whole DCU. His control over plant life is strong enough that he can transform the entirety of Gotham into a jungle.

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*** GreenThumb: Obviously, and he is a good contender for the strongest case of this power in the whole DCU. DCU to the point of being called a god. His control over plant life is strong enough that he can transform the entirety of Gotham into a jungle.jungle or create entire towns down to the last detail out of plant life alone.


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* UnscrupulousHero: His only concerns are maintaining the stsbility of the Green and keeping his family safe. If either of those are threatened, especially the latter which he often experience preference for over the former, the Swamp Thing will certainly kill in abundance as vengeance and will express no remorse over the fact.
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