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21st Jun '17 11:37:15 PM Theriocephalus
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Moreover, if you think about it, the concept of a mobile, fighting tree is actually a lot more worrisome than it might sound. For one thing, humanity has built a lot of stuff out of wood -- like houses and boats. Notice a common theme? Those things are built to last. Imagine a being, made entirely out of that substance, who dislikes you and has strength proportional to that toughness. An ambulatory tree would pack one hell of a punch -- and that's not even taking into account how much the thing would weigh, or the sheer number of limbs they have...

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Moreover, if you think about it, the concept of a mobile, fighting tree is actually a lot more worrisome than it might sound. For one thing, humanity has built a lot of stuff out of wood -- like houses and boats. Notice a common theme? Those things are built to last. Imagine a being, made entirely out of that substance, who dislikes you and has strength proportional to that toughness. An ambulatory tree would pack one hell of a punch -- and that's not even taking into account how much the thing would weigh, or the sheer number of limbs they have...
have, or how it would be almost impossible to harm due to it simply lacking organs, bones and blood...



* In a "Fruitsnackia" commercial various sentient fruit-snacks are sitting by a campfire next to a huge fruit snack tree. A fruit snack snake slithers out of the tree and they freak out. A fruit snack ''bear'' comes out of the forest, eats the fruit snack snake and roars. The roar apparently wakes up the fruit snack tree who then promptly eats the fruit snack bear. The fruit snack campers breath a sigh of relief. Their lives are saved right? Not quite. The fruit snack tree blows out the campfire, leaving us with the sight of the trees' eyes and toothy grin and the campers' terrified eyes.

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* In a "Fruitsnackia" commercial commercial, various sentient fruit-snacks are sitting by a campfire next to a huge fruit snack tree. A fruit snack snake slithers out of the tree and they freak out. A fruit snack ''bear'' comes out of the forest, eats the fruit snack snake and roars. The roar apparently wakes up the fruit snack tree who then promptly eats the fruit snack bear. The fruit snack campers breath a sigh of relief. Their lives are saved right? Not quite. The fruit snack tree blows out the campfire, leaving us with the sight of the trees' eyes and toothy grin and the campers' terrified eyes.



* ''From Hell It Came'' - an entire movie about an evil and (barely) ambulatory tree.

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* ''From Hell It Came'' - an Came'': The entire movie is about an evil and (barely) ambulatory tree.



* [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare]] subverts this trope in ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. [[ProphecyTwist Birnam Wood going to Dunsinane is not the trees themselves attacking, but rather soldiers disguising themselves with foliage.]]

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* [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare]] subverts this trope in ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. [[ProphecyTwist Birnam Wood going to Dunsinane is not the trees themselves attacking, but rather soldiers disguising themselves with foliage.]]foliage]].
6th Jun '17 9:38:50 PM MazeMaker
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* In Literature/GreatNorthRoad, the bullwhip trees on the planet St. Libra have long, coiled up branches that can whip out and hit a person. [[spoiler:The whole planet is also conscious and not too happy about humans being on it]].

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* In Literature/GreatNorthRoad, ''Literature/GreatNorthRoad'' by Peter F. Hamilton, the bullwhip trees on the planet St. Libra have long, coiled up branches that can whip out and hit a person. [[spoiler:The whole planet is also conscious and not too happy about humans being on it]].
6th Jun '17 9:37:14 PM MazeMaker
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* In Literature/GreatNorthRoad, the bullwhip trees on the planet St. Libra have long, coiled up branches that can whip out and hit a person. [[spoiler:The whole planet is also conscious and not too happy about humans being on it]].
29th May '17 2:08:25 PM Gatordragon24
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* Grover from ''VideoGame/{{SMITE}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a treant who is the mount of the god Sylvanus in the former game and an axe-throwing support champion in the latter game.
15th May '17 3:42:44 PM Theriocephalus
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** In "[[DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]], Felicity gets grabbed and eaten by a tree in the garden (that is animated by the alien Dryads) when she attempts to flee the house.

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** In "[[DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]], Knock]]", Felicity gets grabbed and eaten by a tree in the garden (that is animated by the alien Dryads) when she attempts to flee the house.
14th May '17 2:32:29 AM foxley
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** In "[[DoctorWhoS36E4KnockKnock Knock Knock]], Felicity gets grabbed and eaten by a tree in the garden (that is animated by the alien Dryads) when she attempts to flee the house.
12th May '17 8:35:40 AM Rorosilky5
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* Whispy Woods from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' introduces Twin Woods, which is basically two Whispys at once, and ''Kirby 64'' adds mobile saplings named Whispy Woods Jr. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has Flowery Woods, a flower transformed by Taranza into a tree. ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' has Whispy Woods take on a claymation form. Finally, ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' has Clanky Woods, a [[UnwillingRoboticization roboticized]] Whispy Woods.

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* Whispy Woods from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' introduces Twin Woods, which is basically two Whispys at once, and ''Kirby 64'' adds mobile saplings named Whispy Woods Jr. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has Flowery Woods, a flower transformed by Taranza into a tree. ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' has Whispy Woods take on a claymation form. Finally, ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' has Clanky Woods, a [[UnwillingRoboticization [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]] Whispy Woods.
8th May '17 5:13:00 PM Theriocephalus
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** There are various creatures and spells -- such as [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Awakener+Druid&v=card&s=cname Awakener Druid]], [[http://magiccards.info/ddagvl/en/22.html Rude Awakening]] and [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=Liege+tangle&v=card&s=cname Liege of the Tangle]][[note]] the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in living copper trees[[/note]], that, while not walking trees themselves, can turn lands you control into vengeful armies of creatures that can curbstomp dragons and {{eldritch abomination}}s. While any land can be turned into this, the Green nature of these cards generally implies the animation of forests.

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** There are various creatures and spells -- such as [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Awakener+Druid&v=card&s=cname Awakener Druid]], [[http://magiccards.info/ddagvl/en/22.html Rude Awakening]] and [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=Liege+tangle&v=card&s=cname Liege of the Tangle]][[note]] the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in living copper trees[[/note]], trees[[/note]] -- that, while not walking trees themselves, can turn lands you control into vengeful armies of creatures that can curbstomp dragons and {{eldritch abomination}}s. While any land can be turned into this, the Green nature of these cards generally implies the animation of forests.
8th May '17 5:12:25 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** The Treefolk creatures, as well as the spell ''[[http://magiccards.info/ddagvl/en/22.html Rude Awakening]]'', which turns lands you control (and since it's a Green spell, this likely means forests) into creatures in their own right to go out and clobber the enemy.
** Living Lands. Specifically, the are creatures and spells that will turn a Forest into a creature that's still a land, such as Awakener Druid.
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=177560 Stirring Wildwood]], in which the entire frakking ''forest'' snatches your pteranodon rider out of the air and smashes it into the dirt.
** Then there's a specific treefolk, [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=crabapple&v=card&s=cname Crabapple Cohort]], whose flavor text details it exacting its revenge upon people who picked its apples.
** [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=Liege+tangle&v=card&s=cname Liege of the Tangle]], while not a walking tree himself, can turn all of your lands into a vengeful army that can curbstomp dragons in their wake. While he can turn any land into this, his name and color implies trees, and the rules basically make any land "awakened" this way a clone of him down to the color (the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in copper trees).

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Aggressive plants of various types are a staple of Green, the color of the natural world.
** The Treefolk creatures, as well as Treefolk, Dryad and Plant creature types, while not inherently hostile or homicidal in the spell ''[[http://magiccards.game's lore, are most often represented this way due to the game's focus on battling. One specific treefolk, [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=crabapple&v=card&s=cname Crabapple Cohort]], has flavor text detailing it exacting its revenge upon people who picked its apples. Some elementals also end up in this area.
** There are various creatures and spells -- such as [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Awakener+Druid&v=card&s=cname Awakener Druid]], [[http://magiccards.
info/ddagvl/en/22.html Rude Awakening]]'', which turns Awakening]] and [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=Liege+tangle&v=card&s=cname Liege of the Tangle]][[note]] the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in living copper trees[[/note]], that, while not walking trees themselves, can turn lands you control (and since it's a Green spell, this likely means forests) into vengeful armies of creatures in their own right to go out and clobber the enemy.
** Living Lands. Specifically, the are creatures and spells
that will turn a Forest can curbstomp dragons and {{eldritch abomination}}s. While any land can be turned into a creature that's still a land, such as Awakener Druid.
this, the Green nature of these cards generally implies the animation of forests.
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=177560 Stirring Wildwood]], in which the entire frakking ''forest'' snatches your pteranodon rider out of the air and smashes it into the dirt.
** Then there's a specific treefolk, [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=crabapple&v=card&s=cname Crabapple Cohort]], whose flavor text details
dirt. Unlike other such cards, it exacting its revenge upon people who picked its apples.
** [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=Liege+tangle&v=card&s=cname Liege of the Tangle]], while
does not a walking tree himself, can turn all of your lands into a vengeful army that can curbstomp dragons in their wake. While he can turn any land into need an outside trigger to do this, his name and color implies trees, and the rules basically make any land "awakened" this way a clone but can “awaken” itself of him down to the color (the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in copper trees). its own accord.
8th May '17 4:51:24 PM Theriocephalus
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Moreover, if you think about it, the concept of a mobile, fighting tree is actually a lot more worrisome than it might sound. For one thing, humanity has built a lot of stuff out of wood- like houses and boats. Notice a common theme? Those things are built to last. Imagine a being, made entirely out of that substance, who dislikes you and has strength proportional to that toughness. An ambulatory tree would pack one hell of a punch -- and that's not even taking into account how much the thing would weigh, or the sheer number of limbs they have...

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Moreover, if you think about it, the concept of a mobile, fighting tree is actually a lot more worrisome than it might sound. For one thing, humanity has built a lot of stuff out of wood- wood -- like houses and boats. Notice a common theme? Those things are built to last. Imagine a being, made entirely out of that substance, who dislikes you and has strength proportional to that toughness. An ambulatory tree would pack one hell of a punch -- and that's not even taking into account how much the thing would weigh, or the sheer number of limbs they have...
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