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28th Oct '17 8:38:41 PM Actua11y
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28th Oct '17 8:38:01 PM Actua11y
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Sometimes, an organism will have both [[FantasticFlora characteristics of a plant]] (for example, ability to photosynthesize, has leaves, flowers and other plant parts) and characteristics of an animal (the ability to move around at will and it resembles a familiar creature). Scientists don't know how to classify it. We like to call it a Planimal. Fungus-animal hybrids also belong here: even though fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants, [[ArtisticLicenseBiology fiction treats them as the same thing]] often enough for them to count for this trope.

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Sometimes, an organism will have both [[FantasticFlora characteristics of a plant]] (for example, ability to photosynthesize, has leaves, flowers flowers, and other plant parts) and characteristics of an animal (the ability to move around at will and it resembles a familiar creature). Scientists don't know how to classify it. We like to call it a Planimal. Fungus-animal hybrids also belong here: even though fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants, [[ArtisticLicenseBiology fiction treats them as the same thing]] often enough for them to count for this trope.



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* As it turns out in ''[[Literature/SpeakerForTheDead Speaker For The Dead]]'', [[spoiler: every native animal on Lusitania]] is one of these, and they undergo metamorphosis, turning from plant to animal.

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* As it turns out in ''[[Literature/SpeakerForTheDead Speaker For The Dead]]'', [[spoiler: every [[spoiler:every native animal on Lusitania]] is one of these, and they undergo metamorphosis, turning from plant to animal.



* In the ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial there large stick bug like beasts that mimic trees and attack animals or people who get to close. They fit this trope because part of their disguise is that they have actual symbiotic plants growing from them.

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* In the ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial there large stick bug like bug-like beasts that mimic trees and attack animals or people who get to close. They fit this trope because part of their disguise is that they have actual symbiotic plants growing from them.



* The Manual of the Planes for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5E describes an optional "Elemental Plane of Wood", complete with [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MotP/Wood_Element_Leopard.jpg animals (and other creatures) made out of wood, sticks and leaves.]]

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* The Manual of the Planes for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5E describes an optional "Elemental Plane of Wood", complete with [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MotP/Wood_Element_Leopard.jpg animals (and other creatures) made out of wood, sticks sticks, and leaves.]]



** All of the Grass-type starters are some sort of planimal or another. In some cases, they lean much more heavily towards being animals than plants (Chesnaught and Dartrix, for instance, are essentially just and armadillo and an owl that manipulate plants) but in other cases the plant side is more obvious (such as the large, showy flower growing on Venusaurís back).

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** All of the Grass-type starters are some sort of planimal or another. In some cases, they lean much more heavily towards being animals than plants (Chesnaught and Dartrix, for instance, are essentially just and armadillo and an owl that manipulate plants) but in other cases cases, the plant side is more obvious (such as the large, showy flower growing on Venusaurís back).



* ''VideoGame/SimEarth'' let you raise carnivorous plants to sentience and create a civilisation, even high-tech space-faring plant life.

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* ''VideoGame/SimEarth'' let you raise carnivorous plants to sentience and create a civilisation, civilization, even high-tech space-faring plant life.



** The Kikwis of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' look like a mix between a flowering plant, a beaver and a Kiwi.
** The Koroks from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' are vaguely person-shaped wooden figures with leaf masks. Apparently they used to be the much more human-like Kokiri from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.

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** The Kikwis of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' look like a mix between a flowering plant, a beaver beaver, and a Kiwi.
** The Koroks from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' are vaguely person-shaped wooden figures with leaf masks. Apparently Apparently, they used to be the much more human-like Kokiri from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.



* Most of the martian wildlife in the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' spinoff ''Martian Dreams'' are ambulatory, sapient plants, while the animal kingdom consist solely of subterranean worms. Even the civilized martians were some variation of gourd. Humorously, they refer to the visiting humans as "worms", not as an insult, simply because it's the closest thing they can recognise us as.

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* Most of the martian wildlife in the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' spinoff ''Martian Dreams'' are ambulatory, sapient plants, while the animal kingdom consist consists solely of subterranean worms. Even the civilized martians Martians were some variation of gourd. Humorously, they refer to the visiting humans as "worms", not as an insult, simply because it's the closest thing they can recognise recognize us as.



** The Colossal Fossils set adds more dinosaur plants: Tricarrotops and (Although technically not a dinosaur) Lima-Pleurodon.

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** The Colossal Fossils set adds more dinosaur plants: Tricarrotops Triceratops and (Although technically not a dinosaur) Lima-Pleurodon.



* Behold, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euglena Euglena.]] It's a single-celled organism that photosynthesises like an alga, but swims around like a protozoan. Before the kingdom Protista was created and it was realized organisms could be something other than an animal or a plant, botanists and zoologists used to fight over this little thing to determine whose field of study it belongs to. Even now Euglena is usually found in the first chapters of both zoology and botany books.

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* Behold, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euglena Euglena.]] It's a single-celled organism that photosynthesises photosynthesizes like an alga, but swims around like a protozoan. Before the kingdom Protista was created and it was realized organisms could be something other than an animal or a plant, botanists botanists, and zoologists used to fight over this little thing to determine whose field of study it belongs to. Even now Euglena is usually found in the first chapters of both zoology and botany books.



* Some scientists [[https://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4841 have proposed]] that in a few hundred millions of years, as the Sun's luminosity increases causing the levels of atmospheric [=CO2=] to diminish so much that plants will begin to disappear as they'll be unable to make photosynthesis, both animals and plants could last longer associating with fungi and perhaps with each other -- but this would just be a temporary respite before their final extinction.

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* Some scientists [[https://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4841 have proposed]] that in a few hundred millions of years, as the Sun's luminosity increases causing the levels of atmospheric [=CO2=] to diminish so much that plants will begin to disappear as they'll be unable to make photosynthesis, both animals and plants could last longer associating with fungi and perhaps with each other -- but other--but this would just be a temporary respite before their final extinction.
25th Oct '17 8:48:24 PM Theriocephalus
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** In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]], it's revealed that one of the inhabitants of the Everfree Forest are Timberwolves. Wolves made of actual timber.

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** In the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]], Day]]", it's revealed that one of the inhabitants of the Everfree Forest are Timberwolves. Wolves made of actual timber.



* Several types of Cnidarians (jellyfish & corals) host symbiotic algae that provide them with sugar via photosynthesis in exchange for protection.

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* Several types of Cnidarians (jellyfish & corals) (jellyfish, corals, sea anemones and their relatives) host symbiotic algae that provide them with sugar via photosynthesis in exchange for protection.
16th Oct '17 7:19:20 AM swagburgers
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesHeroes'' has several Plants that are these, such as [[TyrannosaurusRex Bananasaurus Rex]], [[BearsAreBadNews Hibernating Beary, Pear Cub and Grizzly Pear]], [[KingOfBeasts Dandy Lion King]], and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Dark Matter Dragonfruit]]. All of them are from the "Animal" or the "Dragon" tribe.

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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesHeroes'' ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesHeroes'', as well as containing three of the above (not the Parsnip) has several Plants that are these, such as [[TyrannosaurusRex Bananasaurus Rex]], [[BearsAreBadNews Hibernating Beary, Pear Cub and Grizzly Pear]], [[KingOfBeasts Dandy Lion King]], and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Dark Matter Dragonfruit]]. All of them are from the "Animal" or the "Dragon" tribe.tribe.
**The Colossal Fossils set adds more dinosaur plants: Tricarrotops and (Although technically not a dinosaur) Lima-Pleurodon.
26th Sep '17 2:39:15 PM eroock
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->''The shambler tree is the answer to the question: can a tree walk? The answer is: yes it can, but only if it becomes an animal.''

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->''The ->''"The shambler tree is the answer to the question: can a tree walk? The answer is: yes it can, but only if it becomes an animal.''"''
19th Aug '17 11:43:33 PM Arawn999
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* ''Anime/GodzillaPlanetOfTheMonsters'': Godzilla and its Servum offshoots are described as having originated as plants, despite possessing metallic tissue.
19th Aug '17 11:37:56 PM Arawn999
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* The Ten-Tailed Beast from ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' was once a supernatural/extraterrestrial tree, and while in its incomplete states it appears more animal than plant it has bark-coloured skin, a bulb-like protrusion on its back, can manifest in a tree-like form, project chakra-draining roots, and fire giant wooden stakes. Its third form has a NestedMouth resembling a ''Rafflesia'' flower.

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* The Ten-Tailed Beast from ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' was once a supernatural/extraterrestrial tree, and while in its incomplete states it appears more animal than plant it has bark-coloured skin, a bulb-like protrusion on its back, can manifest in a tree-like form, project chakra-draining roots, and fire giant wooden stakes. Its third form has a NestedMouth NestedMouths resembling a ''Rafflesia'' flower.



* Biollante from ''Film/GodzillaVsBiollante''. Also part human ghost.

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* Biollante from ''Film/GodzillaVsBiollante''. Also part ''Film/GodzillaVsBiollante'' originated as a rose that was infused with tissue samples taken from Godzilla and the DNA of a human ghost.girl, which enables her ghost to possess it.



* In ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', Audrey II is a plant, but has vocal chords and apparently, a full digestive system in its stalk. Kind of [[JustifiedTrope justified]] seeing as how it's from space.

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* In ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', Audrey II is a plant, plant crossbred from a butterwort and a Venus flytrap, but has vocal chords and apparently, a full digestive system in its stalk. Kind of The [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors film adaptation]] [[JustifiedTrope justified]] seeing as how it's from space.justifies]] this by making it an extraterrestrial.
4th Jul '17 11:36:09 PM ironcommando
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* The Planimals in ''VideoGame/PlantsVSZombies'' are basically plants crossed over with the animals in their namesake. There are Cattails in the first game, and Snapdragons and Toadstools in the sequel.

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* The Planimals in ''VideoGame/PlantsVSZombies'' are basically plants crossed over with the animals in their namesake. There are Cattails in the first game, game
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' introduces even more. There are Snapdragons, Toadstools, Guacodiles (Avocado Crocodiles)
and Snapdragons Parsnips (parsnip-crabs).
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesHeroes'' has several Plants that are these, such as [[TyrannosaurusRex Bananasaurus Rex]], [[BearsAreBadNews Hibernating Beary, Pear Cub
and Toadstools in Grizzly Pear]], [[KingOfBeasts Dandy Lion King]], and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons Dark Matter Dragonfruit]]. All of them are from the sequel."Animal" or the "Dragon" tribe.
20th May '17 5:25:10 AM zomgpingas
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* Supplemental material for ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' and the tie in comic ''ComicBook/{{SkullIslandTheBirthOfKong}}'' states several of Skull Island's creatures are this.

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* Supplemental material for ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' and the tie in comic ''ComicBook/{{SkullIslandTheBirthOfKong}}'' ''Skull Island: The Birth of Kong'' states several of Skull Island's creatures are this.
20th May '17 4:31:18 AM zomgpingas
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* Supplemental material for ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' and the tie in comic ''ComicBook/{{SkullIsland:TheBirthOfKong}}'' states several of Skull Island's creatures are this.

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* Supplemental material for ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' and the tie in comic ''ComicBook/{{SkullIsland:TheBirthOfKong}}'' ''ComicBook/{{SkullIslandTheBirthOfKong}}'' states several of Skull Island's creatures are this.
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