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6th Sep '17 1:00:12 PM Chabal2
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** The basic treants can be summoned from trees by the Keeper of the Grove hero. Neutral treants come in several varieties (all mobile, one poisonous, and one doubly prehensile as it can cause roots to erupt from the ground to immobilize and damage an enemy), all of them evil.
6th Sep '17 8:57:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Groot in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is normally a GentleGiant tree, but if you make him angry, he will become a most dangerous one.

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* Groot in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is normally a GentleGiant tree, but if you make him angry, [[BewareTheNiceOnes he will become a most dangerous one.one]].
21st Aug '17 9:01:20 PM PaulA
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* Likely the most powerful example of this trope, in Sean William's series The Books of the Cataclysm, the BigBad is Yod, a tree-like god or EldritchAbomination that inspired the myth of Yggdrasil the World Tree. Yod has almost completely consumed the universe and it is only in one single time-stream that Yod hasn't totally devoured the cosmos.

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* Likely the most powerful example of this trope, in Sean William's Creator/SeanWilliams's series The Books of the Cataclysm, the BigBad is Yod, a tree-like god or EldritchAbomination that inspired the myth of Yggdrasil the World Tree. Yod has almost completely consumed the universe and it is only in one single time-stream that Yod hasn't totally devoured the cosmos.
21st Aug '17 9:01:02 PM PaulA
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* In one of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Tarma & Kethry'' stories, when Tarma thinks about making a fire, a sapling pulls itself up by the roots and runs away. Tarma shudders to think what its great-grandmother might do to someone wanting to build a fire.

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* In one of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Tarma & Kethry'' stories, part of the [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] setting, when Tarma thinks about making a fire, a sapling pulls itself up by the roots and runs away. Tarma shudders to think what its great-grandmother might do to someone wanting to build a fire.
10th Aug '17 11:48:40 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Tree Man of Arbora", a tree being brought to life near a meteor crater consumes enormous quantities of water
2nd Aug '17 3:18:49 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The ending of "Splatter Film," a short manga by Creator/JunjiIto, features one of these. The characters become addicted to some strange "honey", only for each one of them to be squashed flat whenever they try to eat any of it. The narrator travels to a distant jungle to find more of the stuff, only to discover it's not actually honey at all-it's the sap of a bizarre tree that can teleport its branches around the world to swat anyone who tries to eat its sap.
11th Jul '17 12:04:14 AM spudwalt
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* ''VideoGame/EndlessLegend'''s Wild Walkers can make the Tenei Walker units, which are basically giant ent-like tree creatures that serve well as tough front-line troops. Like all other Wild Walker units, Tenei Walkers get even stronger when fighting in forests.
7th Jul '17 12:20:20 PM BeerBaron
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** The series has Spriggans, which are particularly tree-like PlantPeople. They have a GaiasVengeance tilt and are known as "Nature's Guardians." Depending on the region, they either [[ExtraLives must be killed]] [[RuleOfThree three times]] before they'll stay dead or they come with a rapid HealingFactor that kicks in when they are near death. They appear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion and in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.

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** The series has Spriggans, which are particularly tree-like PlantPeople. They have a GaiasVengeance tilt and are known as "Nature's Guardians." Depending on the region, game, they either [[ExtraLives [[OnceIsNotEnough must be killed]] [[RuleOfThree three times]] before they'll stay dead or they come with a rapid HealingFactor that kicks in when they are near death. One of their favored methods of attack is to blend in with surrounding trees and plants, then ambush their unaware targets. They appear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollSIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion and in expansion, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.Skyrim]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]''.
30th Jun '17 3:29:09 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' gives us Exeggutor, Shiftry, Tropius, Snover, Abomasnow, and Trevenant. When you have an entire type of {{Mon}} devoted to plants there's bound to be a lot of these. Interestingly enough, Sudowoodo ''looks'' like this, but is actually a tree mimic made of rock.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' gives us Exeggutor, Shiftry, Tropius, Snover, Abomasnow, and Trevenant. When you have an entire type of {{Mon}} devoted to plants there's bound to be a lot of these. Interestingly enough, Sudowoodo ''looks'' like this, but is actually a tree mimic made of rock. The weirdest yet may be the Ultra Beast Xurkitree, which acts very similarly to (and slightly resembles) a walking tree, yet is a living collection of electrical wires and zipties.
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]].
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