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22nd Nov '17 2:26:33 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'': The entirety of the Underneath is covered in mushrooms, and most of the dream creatures in the area resemble them tremendously. Giant Korrits, Brubs, Vulbors, you name it, it's a mushroom. They make houses out of the things, too. Ormagon, possibly the most powerful dream creature in the game, is a colossal, ambulatory mushroom that completely decimated all of civilization in the Underneath in no time at all. For scale, [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Ormagon.jpg the little thing at its feet is a CITY]].

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* ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'': The entirety of the Underneath is covered in mushrooms, and most of the dream creatures in the area resemble them tremendously. Giant Korrits, Brubs, Vulbors, you name it, it's a mushroom. [[MushroomHouse They make houses out of the things, too.too]]. Ormagon, possibly the most powerful dream creature in the game, is a colossal, ambulatory mushroom that completely decimated all of civilization in the Underneath in no time at all. For scale, [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Ormagon.jpg the little thing at its feet is a CITY]].



** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' takes place on the island of Vvardenfell (a district within the titular province) which has giant tree-sized mushrooms growing throughout the island. [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Telvanni]] settlements consist almost exclusively of magically-grown mushroom houses, while the Telvanni magisters themselves live in gigantic mushroom {{Mage Tower}}s. One progressive Telvanni wizard even gets the idea to blend Imperial and Telvanni styles together, creating the oddest mushroom infested keep ever. Many homes all over the island have potted mushrooms and other fungus as decorations.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' takes place on the island of Vvardenfell (a district within the titular province) which has giant tree-sized mushrooms growing throughout the island. [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Telvanni]] settlements consist almost exclusively of magically-grown mushroom houses, {{Mushroom House}}s, while the Telvanni magisters themselves live in gigantic mushroom {{Mage Tower}}s. One progressive Telvanni wizard even gets the idea to blend Imperial and Telvanni styles together, creating the oddest mushroom infested keep ever. Many homes all over the island have potted mushrooms and other fungus as decorations.
16th Nov '17 9:44:42 AM Theriocephalus
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Does not apply to [[MouseWorld tiny people living in regular mushrooms]], since in those instances it is the people that are unusual, not the mushrooms. Also does not apply to [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons mushroom clouds]], which are just mushroom shaped. Nor does it apply to sentient fungi, since they are not necessarily part of the scenery, unless they are so humongous that they dominate the scene. See MushroomMan for that sort of thing. Of course, if they live in giant mushrooms, that is another matter. However, it ''may'' cross over with SpringySpores if it's in a video game level.

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Does not apply to [[MouseWorld [[MushroomHouse tiny people living in regular mushrooms]], since in those instances it is the people that are unusual, not the mushrooms. Also does not apply to [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons mushroom clouds]], which are just mushroom shaped. Nor does it apply to sentient fungi, since they are not necessarily part of the scenery, unless they are so humongous that they dominate the scene. See MushroomMan for that sort of thing. Of course, if they live in giant mushrooms, that is another matter. However, it ''may'' cross over with SpringySpores if it's in a video game level.
12th Nov '17 5:54:51 PM Theriocephalus
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* ComicBook/Zero: In the future depicted in the comic, gigantic mushrooms are shown growing out of the ocean.

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* ComicBook/Zero: ''ComicBook/{{Zero}}'': In the future depicted in the comic, gigantic mushrooms are shown growing out of the ocean.
12th Nov '17 5:46:56 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'', the entirety of the Underneath is covered in mushrooms, and most of the dream creatures in the area resemble them tremendously. Giant Korrits, Brubs, Vulbors, you name it, it's a mushroom. They make houses out of the things, too. Ormagon, possibly the most powerful dream creature in the game, is a colossal, ambulatory mushroom that completely decimated all of civilization in the Underneath in no time at all. For scale, [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Ormagon.jpg the little thing at its feet is a CITY]].

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* ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'', the ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'': The entirety of the Underneath is covered in mushrooms, and most of the dream creatures in the area resemble them tremendously. Giant Korrits, Brubs, Vulbors, you name it, it's a mushroom. They make houses out of the things, too. Ormagon, possibly the most powerful dream creature in the game, is a colossal, ambulatory mushroom that completely decimated all of civilization in the Underneath in no time at all. For scale, [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Ormagon.jpg the little thing at its feet is a CITY]].
5th Sep '17 8:32:36 PM Arivne
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** 2nd Edition AD&D ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting boxed set ''Planes of Law''. In the plane of Mechanus, the realm of the myconid deity Psilofyr is a 400 mile wide cavern. The dim purple light comes from giant mushrooms that cover the floor of the cave like a carpet. Psilofyr's palace is a gigantic mushroom in the middle of a lake.
30th Aug '17 9:54:21 PM PaulA
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* In volume four of the ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}'' manga, the legion of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus_oryzae A. oryzae]]'' mold spores (which Sawaki can {{s|uperSenses}}ee and speak to) that have taken up residence in his dorm room bother him while he's reading a manga... and then combine into a ''giant'' oryzae and ''sit on him'' when he won't pay attention to them. Sawaki also sees large concentrations of other microorganisms as room-sized miasma blobs with big grinning faces.

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* In volume four of the ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}'' manga, the legion of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus_oryzae A. oryzae]]'' mold spores (which Sawaki can {{s|uperSenses}}ee see and speak to) that have taken up residence in his dorm room bother him while he's reading a manga... and then combine into a ''giant'' oryzae and ''sit on him'' when he won't pay attention to them. Sawaki also sees large concentrations of other microorganisms as room-sized miasma blobs with big grinning faces.



* In ''The Forgotten Planet,'' Creator/MurrayLeinster carefully {{sustifie|dTrope}}s this by giving the planet patterns of weather that make photosynthetic life forms non-viable, allowing saprophytes to fill the niches occupied by trees, grasses, etc.

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* In ''The Forgotten Planet,'' Planet'', Creator/MurrayLeinster carefully {{sustifie|dTrope}}s {{justifie|dTrope}}s this by giving the planet patterns of weather that make photosynthetic life forms non-viable, allowing saprophytes to fill the niches occupied by trees, grasses, etc.
29th Jul '17 2:44:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'', the entirety of the Underneath is covered in mushrooms, and most of the dream creatures in the area resemble them tremendously. Giant Korrits, Brubs, Vulbors, you name it, it's a mushroom. They make houses out of the things, too. Ormagon, possibly the most powerful dream creature in the game, is a colossal, ambulatory mushroom that completely decimated all of civilization in The Underneath in no time at all.
** [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Ormagon.jpg The little thing at the bottom is a CITY.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'', the entirety of the Underneath is covered in mushrooms, and most of the dream creatures in the area resemble them tremendously. Giant Korrits, Brubs, Vulbors, you name it, it's a mushroom. They make houses out of the things, too. Ormagon, possibly the most powerful dream creature in the game, is a colossal, ambulatory mushroom that completely decimated all of civilization in The the Underneath in no time at all.
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all. For scale, [[http://bluefurok.com/BSImages/Ormagon.jpg The the little thing at the bottom its feet is a CITY.]]CITY]].



* ''MagicTheGathering'' combines this with MushroomMan in the [[http://magiccards.info/mma/en/163.html Sporoloths]], towering fungus creatures that came from Dominaria's far future during the Time Spiral crisis.

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' combines this with MushroomMan in the [[http://magiccards.info/mma/en/163.html Sporoloths]], towering fungus creatures that came from Dominaria's far future during the Time Spiral crisis.



** Foster also used this in his ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' Verse, when Born, Losting and the giants use fungal stalks to build a raft and traverse the Lower Hell of ''Midworld''.

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** Foster also used this in his * In Foster's ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' Verse, 'verse, there is an incident when Born, Losting and the giants use fungal stalks to build a raft and traverse the Lower Hell of ''Midworld''.



* These things spouted from the ground around the city of Literature/{{Ambergris}} sometimes in mere hours in Jeff [=VanderMeer's=] ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} City of Saints and Madmen: The Hoegbotton Guide to the Early History of Ambergris]]'', as foreshadowing to the mysterious incident known as the Silence where two thirds of the city's population mysteriously vanished overnight without a trace, along with all the mushrooms.
** In the sequel novel ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} Finch]]'' the city is overtaken by the Graycaps, and their giant mushrooms grow to the size of buildings, and periodically spew out spores that are delicious and nutritious, but also contain extremely addictive drugs, and are used for population control.

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* These things spouted sprouted from the ground around the city of Literature/{{Ambergris}} sometimes in mere hours in Jeff [=VanderMeer's=] ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} City ''City of Saints and Madmen: The Hoegbotton Guide to the Early History of Ambergris]]'', Ambergris'', as foreshadowing to the mysterious incident known as the Silence where two thirds of the city's population mysteriously vanished overnight without a trace, along with all the mushrooms.
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mushrooms. In the sequel novel ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} Finch]]'' ''Finch'', the city is overtaken by the Graycaps, and their giant mushrooms grow to the size of buildings, buildings and periodically spew out spores that are delicious and nutritious, but also contain extremely addictive drugs, drugs and are used for population control.



* ''{{ComicStrip/Mutts}}'' for [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=05&d=05&y=13 May 5th, 2013]]. After a damp spring, Earl and Mooch (a normal size dog and cat) find themselves walking among mushrooms taller than a human being.

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* ''{{ComicStrip/Mutts}}'' for [[http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=05&d=05&y=13 May 5th, 2013]]. After ''{{ComicStrip/Mutts}}'': In one strip, after a damp spring, Earl and Mooch (a normal size normal-sized dog and cat) find themselves walking among mushrooms taller than a human being.
28th Jul '17 11:38:38 PM Gatordragon24
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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has a mushroom biome, complete with giant mushrooms, ground made of mycelium, and "[[PunnyName mooshroom]]" cows. The player can grow their own giant mushrooms by using bone meal on a regular mushroom.. They also appear in swamps (in the Pocket Edition) and in the [[TheLostWoods Roofed Forest]], where they contribute to the ever-present gloom. Huge mushrooms come in two varieties: brown with flat, wide caps and red with dome-like spotted caps.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has a mushroom biome, complete with giant mushrooms, ground made of mycelium, and "[[PunnyName mooshroom]]" cows. The player can grow their own giant mushrooms by using bone meal on a regular mushroom..mushroom. They also appear in swamps (in the Pocket Edition) and in the [[TheLostWoods Roofed Forest]], where they contribute to the ever-present gloom. Huge mushrooms come in two varieties: brown with flat, wide caps and red with dome-like spotted caps.


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* The town of Brightmarsh in ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a small village hidden in a lush marsh where they have giant mushrooms in place of trees.
17th Jul '17 9:01:22 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1294 SCP-1294 ("The Laughing Fox")]]. SCP-1294 reproduces by mating with a female fennec fox. Fungus created inside the fox will exit the body as a ChestBurster and expand all the way to the ceiling of the room it's in.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1294 SCP-1294 ("The Laughing Fox")]]. SCP-1294 reproduces by mating with a female fennec fox. Fungus created inside the fox will exit the body as a ChestBurster and expand all the way to the ceiling of the room it's in.
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22nd May '17 12:16:37 PM BeerBaron
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** The giant mushrooms of Morrowind make a return in the ''Dragonborn'' DLC. Tel Mythrin, a Telvanni tower in Solstheim, is a more traditional mushroom shape compared to the towers we saw in Morrowind.

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** *** The giant mushrooms of Morrowind make a return in the ''Dragonborn'' DLC. Tel Mythrin, a Telvanni tower in Solstheim, is a more traditional mushroom shape compared to the towers we saw in Morrowind.
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