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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.
22nd May '17 12:16:19 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has giant mushrooms scattered across the island of Vvardenfell, a lot of times in lieu of actual trees. House Telvanni has most of its buildings in giant mushrooms and other giant plants. One progressive Telvanni wizard even gets the idea to blend Imperial and Telvanni styles together, creating the oddest mushroom infested keep ever.
** ''The Shivering Isles'' expansion to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' likewise features giant mushrooms.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is mostly mushroom-free, with one very notable exception--the massive cavern called Blackreach, which contains huge glowing mushrooms along with veins of [[PowerCrystal Soul Gems]] and ancient Dwarven ruins.
** The giant mushrooms of Morrowind make a return in the ''Dragonborn'' DLC. Tel Mythrin, another Telvanni tower, is a more traditional mushroom shape compared to the towers we saw in Morrowind.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has giant mushrooms scattered across ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' takes place on
the island of Vvardenfell, a lot of times in lieu of actual trees. House Telvanni Vvardenfell (a district within the titular province) which has most of its buildings in giant tree-sized mushrooms and other giant plants.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. \n Many homes all over the island have potted mushrooms and other fungus as decorations.
** ''The Shivering Isles'' expansion to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' likewise features giant mushrooms.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** The land of Skyrim itself
is mostly mushroom-free, with one very notable exception--the massive cavern called Blackreach, which contains huge glowing mushrooms along with veins of [[PowerCrystal Soul Gems]] and ancient Dwarven [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] ruins.
** The giant mushrooms of Morrowind make a return in the ''Dragonborn'' DLC. Tel Mythrin, another a Telvanni tower, tower in Solstheim, is a more traditional mushroom shape compared to the towers we saw in Morrowind.
19th May '17 12:01:13 AM Dontfollowmeman
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* One of the tie-in games to ''Literature/PettsonAndFindus'' features worlds with housing for the collectable Muckla families, one of those being the Mushroom World. Although the Muckla are tiny, the houses are big enough for Findus, who's a cat.
17th May '17 7:47:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''UruseiYatsura''. At the end of his competition with Lum, Ataru pursues her in an area where giant (building-high) mushrooms have burst out of the ground.

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* ''UruseiYatsura''.''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. At the end of his competition with Lum, Ataru pursues her in an area where giant (building-high) mushrooms have burst out of the ground.
13th May '17 11:17:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''KatamariDamacy'' has mushrooms of many different sizes that can be rolled up. [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs This makes sense.]]

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* ''KatamariDamacy'' ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' has mushrooms of many different sizes that can be rolled up. [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs This makes sense.]]
11th May '17 8:50:33 PM Angeldeb82
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This is usually considered a [[PlantTropes Plant Trope]], even though fungi are not, you know, ''plants''. Can lead to FridgeLogic issues if an entire planetary ecosystem is based on this trope, as even giant fungi can't produce oxygen like plants can.

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This is usually considered a [[PlantTropes Plant Trope]], {{Plant Trope|s}}, even though fungi are not, you know, ''plants''. Can lead to FridgeLogic issues if an entire planetary ecosystem is based on this trope, as even giant fungi can't produce oxygen like plants can.



* 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 [[SuperSenses 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.

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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 [[SuperSenses see]] {{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.



* Zack Parsons's serial story [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/daily-dirt/instruction-for-america.php?page=1 Instructions For A]] is worth reading without spoilers. However I'll say that [[spoiler:it's a frightening take on what our lives would be like if there were a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCOQ0VU24xw Cordyceps]] fungi species that could infest every living thing on the planet]].
* In ''The Forgotten Planet,'' Creator/MurrayLeinster carefully [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] 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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* Zack Parsons's serial story [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/daily-dirt/instruction-for-america.php?page=1 Instructions For A]] is worth reading without spoilers. However I'll say that [[spoiler:it's a frightening take on what our lives would be like if there were a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCOQ0VU24xw Cordyceps]] fungi species that could infest every living thing on the planet]].
* In ''The Forgotten Planet,'' Creator/MurrayLeinster carefully [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] {{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.



* Some members of the [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] clan in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' have been known to keep gardens of mushrooms, some of which can grow to the size of trees. These can be grown for aethetic purposes, or for [[GardenOfEvil defending their havens.]]

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* Some members of the [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] clan in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' have been known to keep gardens of mushrooms, some of which can grow to the size of trees. These can be grown for aethetic purposes, or for [[GardenOfEvil defending their havens.]]havens]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' has a quest line where the player must retrieve a larger-than-average black mushroom. The blacksmith, Griswold, exaggerates its size by calling it "A huge, gargantuan, swollen, bloated mushroom". [[spoiler:It wasn't so big.]] [[http://youtu.be/1q0ltHwY4xQ?t=46s Quest: The Black Mushroom]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' has a quest line where the player must retrieve a larger-than-average black mushroom. The blacksmith, Griswold, exaggerates its size by calling it "A huge, gargantuan, swollen, bloated mushroom". [[spoiler:It wasn't so big.]] [[http://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/1q0ltHwY4xQ?t=46s Quest: The Black Mushroom]]



** Similar levels appeared in ''[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Heroes]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Rush Adventure]]''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Heroes'' when Team Sonic encounters [[ExaggeratedTrope a mushroom the size of a mountain]]:

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** Similar levels appeared in ''[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Heroes]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Rush Adventure]]''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Heroes'' when Team Sonic encounters [[ExaggeratedTrope a mushroom the size of a mountain]]:



* ''SuperMarioBros'':

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* ''KatamariDamacy'' has mushrooms of many different sizes that can be rolled up. [[WhatDoYouMeanitwasntmadeondrugs This makes sense.]]

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* ''KatamariDamacy'' has mushrooms of many different sizes that can be rolled up. [[WhatDoYouMeanitwasntmadeondrugs [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs This makes sense.]]



* ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'' had a level consisting of huge mushrooms connected by big green vines. Because everything looked pretty much the same, it was something of a ScrappyLevel.

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* ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'' had a level consisting of huge mushrooms connected by big green vines. Because everything looked pretty much the same, it was something of a ScrappyLevel.ThatOneLevel.
29th Apr '17 10:57:52 PM Xtifr
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* In the second of Elizabeth Bear's 'Jacob's Ladder' books (''Chill'') there are several levels inside the GenerationShip where massive insects and fungus have developed in humid darkness resulting from wonky life support- two characters make camp on a shelf the size of a mattress.

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* In the second of Elizabeth Bear's 'Jacob's Ladder' books Literature/JacobsLadderTrilogy (''Chill'') there are several levels inside the GenerationShip where massive insects and fungus have developed in humid darkness resulting from wonky life support- two characters make camp on a shelf the size of a mattress.
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