History Comicbook / SwampThing

26th Apr '17 6:46:55 PM starofjusticev21
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** Was the order of the day in the short-lived AnimatedAdaptation, especially with it coming out during the time of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' and ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher''.
23rd Apr '17 6:48:35 PM Katsuhagi
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* ChosenConceptionPartner: [[Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] lets Swamp Thing possess his body so that a child can be conceived with Thing's wife.

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* ChosenConceptionPartner: [[Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] lets has Swamp Thing possess his body so that a child can be conceived with Thing's wife.wife. Swampy ''did not'' ask permission first, but John doesn't take it too hard as he'd actually intended to propose it to Swampy before his consciousness was simply forced out of his body.
20th Mar '17 10:54:53 AM wittylibrarian
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** It helped that the original artist was Bernie Wrightson, recognized as one of the greatest horror artists of his generation and a master of the Gothic style.
20th Mar '17 10:51:49 AM wittylibrarian
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* OhCrap: Usually the expression most villains developed after they realized they angered the Swamp Thing.
** In the first ever issue, the main thug responsible for killing Alec Holland tries to shoot Swamp Thing, not realizing he's ImmuneToBullets. "Die! (BLAM) (Swamp Thing approaches) Why won't you DIE! (BLAM BLAM) (Swamp Thing is face-to-face with him) DIE! (Click) Oh...my...God..."


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** Then subverted: Our hero finds out he was ''already'' [[TomatoInTheMirror dead]].
7th Mar '17 5:52:50 PM kensu
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* AbortedArc: Tends to happen when there is a change of writers or creative team.
** Right before LenWein left the Swamp Thing had discovered something very important about the swamp where he was born and the biorestorative that he's worked on. The reader is never told what it was (though it somehow related to the chemicals that had been inadvertently dumped into the swamp causing wildlife to mutate), and it's never mentioned again.
** AlanMoore completely ignored the plot of our heroes trying to get to Washington D.C. to confront the people that have been trying to kill them. Liz and Dennis suddenly decide to go hide in Florida, not even caring what happens to their friends. Abby and Matt go home. The Swamp Thing is the only one who ends up confronting Sunderland, and that happens completely by accident!


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* PlotHole: An important part of Alan Moore's changes to the origin of the character depends on the fact that Alec Holland's bio-restorative doesn't work on animal cells, only plant ones. However when Swamp Thing returns to the swamp where he is born for the first time, he finds it's filled with creatures that have been mutated by the bio-restorative that had been dumped into the swamp by the explosion. (see AbortedArc).
15th Feb '17 1:29:35 AM PaulA
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* CosmicHorrorStory: Issue #8 of the original run by Len Wein has an obvious H. P. Lovecraft homage, featuring Swamp Thing visiting a [[TownWithADarkSecret mining town, whose natural treasures have run out years ago, leading its mayor to commit a dark ritual summoning an evil god M'Nagalah, who absorbed him and started absorbing others to grow, hiding in the town's abandoned mine,]] claiming to have actually inspired Lovecraft and other horror writers. The town's people tricked Swamp Thing into going to him to be absorbed, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu but he defeated him]] and went on his way, [[TheEndOrIsIt with the story showing one of the town's people possessed by the god.]] M'Nagalah would later show up in Challengers of the Unknown (where Swampy was guest-starring in after his first series was canceled), Trenchcoat Brigade, [[Comicbook/TheAtom All-New Atom]] and most recently, the New 52's Comicbook/SecretSix.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: Issue #8 of the original run by Len Wein has an obvious H. P. Lovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft homage, featuring Swamp Thing visiting a [[TownWithADarkSecret mining town, town whose natural treasures have run out years ago, leading its mayor to commit a dark ritual summoning an evil god M'Nagalah, who absorbed him and started absorbing others to grow, hiding in the town's abandoned mine,]] claiming to have actually inspired Lovecraft and other horror writers. The town's people tricked Swamp Thing into going to him to be absorbed, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu but he defeated him]] and went on his way, [[TheEndOrIsIt with the story showing one of the town's people possessed by the god.]] M'Nagalah would later show up in Challengers of the Unknown ''ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown'' (where Swampy was guest-starring in after his first series was canceled), Trenchcoat Brigade, [[Comicbook/TheAtom ''Trenchcoat Brigade'', ''[[Comicbook/TheAtom All-New Atom]] Atom]]'' and most recently, the New 52's Comicbook/SecretSix.''Comicbook/SecretSix''.
20th Jan '17 9:05:28 AM itzshif
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20th Jan '17 9:03:27 AM itzshif
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* ElementalPowers

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* ElementalPowersElementalPowers: Though not the usual classical elemental types
** [[GreenThumb The Green]]
** [[Animorphism The Red]]
** [[MakeThemRot The Rot]]
** [[ExtraOreDinary The Metal]]
** [[FesteringFungus The Grey]]
20th Jan '17 8:54:00 AM itzshif
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* HiveMind: The Metal, though individual agents express a certain amounts of individuality.
20th Jan '17 8:40:42 AM itzshif
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* BadFuture: [[CrapsackWorld Rotworld]], in which the Rot has taken over the Earth, most heroes and villains are dead and the few left alive are dying in resistance,and Anton Arcane controls nearly everything
** Also in the Swamp Thing: Future's End tie-in, in which Arcane has usurped control of Avatar of the Rot from Abby and Swamp Thing [[HeroicSacrifice turns himself into a bomb to destroy him]].
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