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* At the beginning of the Lost Children chapter of the Retribution arc from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts encounters a tree that had been used as sacrificial grounds for so many years the faces of the dead appeared on its trunk. At night, it awakes and wreaks havoc upon the bandits who'd been camping underneath it due to the presence of [[WeirdnessMagnet Guts' brand]].
* An evil [[YouMeanXmas Heaven's Day]] tree serves as a MonsterOfTheWeek in one episode of ''Anime/TheBigO''.



* A group of evil trees appear in the ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' episode "Jorinde and Joringel" -- brought to life by the witch who holds Jorinde hostage. The trees chase Joringel through the woods. When he loses sight of them and thinks they are gone, one of them sneaks up behind him and eats him. Luckily, it's revealed to be AllJustADream as Joringel wakes up in a bed right after the tree eats him.
* ''Manga/InuYasha''
** Also by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, the anime (at least) has Ninmenka, a {{Youkai}} in the form of a peach tree who devours humans, particularly favoring the flesh of sages. Possibly based on a creature from real Japanese mythology, this charming demon is also referred to as the Tree of Human-Faced Fruit, which may make it a distant relative of the Death's Head Tree of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The name comes from its fruit, which bare ugly human faces in response to all the people it has eaten. Humans can ''eat'' these disgusting things to gain demonic power and longevity, and a Ninmenka that has eaten enough sages can produce a fruit of true immortality.
** A less hostile tree youkai named Bokusen'on also appears once in the series to give some exposition on Inuyasha's full-demon side. Though peaceful, he's presumably still pretty badass since his branches were used to craft the unbreakable sheaths of Tessaiga and Tenseiga. He's also how Myoga passed Tessaiga to Sesshomaru... by hanging it on Bokuseno'on's ''face'', the coward.



* The Sinning Tree in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', a demon tree that traps its prey in an IronicHell until it has drained all of its life force. [[spoiler:Kurama uses this on the {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le [[PsychoForHire Elder Toguro]] to give him a FateWorseThanDeath]].

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* The Sinning Tree in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:the original form of the Ten-Tails]] is the WorldTree. [[spoiler:It became a demon rampaging Beast after its Chakra-laden fruit was stolen by a woman who wanted to use its power to end war. It reverts to its original form during the FinalBattle.]]
* In the ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima!? Neo]]'' manga, the first [[MineralMacguffin Star Crystal-based]] MonsterOfTheWeek takes the form of a prehensile
tree that traps its prey in an IronicHell until it has drained all of its life force. [[spoiler:Kurama captures Konoka.
* In ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'', the GeniusLoci forest
uses this on freaking [[OurDragonsAreDifferent DRAGONS]] composed of foliage to attack its enemies.
* A tree-based MonsterOfTheWeek appears in every installment of
the {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le [[PsychoForHire Elder Toguro]] to give him a FateWorseThanDeath]].''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise.



* ''Manga/InuYasha''
** Also by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, the anime (at least) has Ninmenka, a {{Youkai}} in the form of a peach tree who devours humans, particularly favoring the flesh of sages. Possibly based on a creature from real Japanese mythology, this charming demon is also referred to as the Tree of Human-Faced Fruit, which may make it a distant relative of the Death's Head Tree of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The name comes from its fruit, which bare ugly human faces in response to all the people it has eaten. Humans can ''eat'' these disgusting things to gain demonic power and longevity, and a Ninmenka that has eaten enough sages can produce a fruit of true immortality.
** A less hostile tree youkai named Bokusen'on also appears once in the series to give some exposition on Inuyasha's full-demon side. Though peaceful, he's presumably still pretty badass since his branches were used to craft the unbreakable sheaths of Tessaiga and Tenseiga. He's also how Myoga passed Tessaiga to Sesshomaru... by hanging it on Bokuseno'on's ''face'', the coward.
* In the ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima!? Neo]]'' manga, the first [[MineralMacguffin Star Crystal-based]] MonsterOfTheWeek takes the form of a prehensile tree that captures Konoka.
* At the beginning of the Lost Children chapter of the Retribution arc from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts encounters a tree that had been used as sacrificial grounds for so many years the faces of the dead appeared on its trunk. At night, it awakes and wreaks havoc upon the bandits who'd been camping underneath it due to the presence of [[WeirdnessMagnet Guts' brand]].
* In ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'', the GeniusLoci forest uses freaking [[OurDragonsAreDifferent DRAGONS]] composed of foliage to attack its enemies.



* A group of evil trees appear in the ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' episode "Jorinde and Joringel" -- brought to life by the witch who holds Jorinde hostage. The trees chase Joringel through the woods. When he loses sight of them and thinks they are gone, one of them sneaks up behind him and eats him. Luckily, it's revealed to be AllJustADream as Joringel wakes up in a bed right after the tree eats him.
* An evil [[YouMeanXmas Heaven's Day]] tree serves as a MonsterOfTheWeek in one episode of ''Anime/TheBigO''.
* A tree-based MonsterOfTheWeek appears in every installment of the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:the original form of the Ten-Tails]] is the WorldTree. [[spoiler:It became a rampaging Beast after its Chakra-laden fruit was stolen by a woman who wanted to use its power to end war. It reverts to its original form during the FinalBattle.]]



* The Sinning Tree in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', a demon tree that traps its prey in an IronicHell until it has drained all of its life force. [[spoiler:Kurama uses this on the {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le [[PsychoForHire Elder Toguro]] to give him a FateWorseThanDeath]].



* GuardiansOfTheGalaxy: [[MeaningfulName Groot]]. His teammates include a raccoon and a bunch of (other) aliens.

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* GuardiansOfTheGalaxy: ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy: [[MeaningfulName Groot]]. His teammates include a raccoon and a bunch of (other) aliens.



* One ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode seems to turn the ''Macbeth'' subversion on its head. When Scrooge goes to an island to retrieve a lost play of the Shakespeare-analog of the world, he's attacked by animated trees, among other dangers inspired by Shakespeare plays. [[spoiler:They're actors in tree suits, of course, pledged with defending the lost play, which is actually quite horrible.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10SecretOfTheOmnitrix'', Ben and co. are attacked by [[PlantAliens Floraunas]] (Wildvine's species). They look like living vines with a fly traper-like organ that hides their real head.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}': Roger [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treegrab.jpg scares]] Doug with a story of [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treepunch.jpg punching trees in the forest.]]
* One ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode seems to turn the ''Macbeth'' subversion on its head. When Scrooge goes to an island to retrieve a lost play of the Shakespeare-analog of the world, he's attacked by animated trees, among other dangers inspired by Shakespeare plays. [[spoiler:They're actors in tree suits, of course, pledged with defending the lost play, which is actually quite horrible.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Stay away from the Candy Tree.
-->'''Candy Tree:''' He's right to caution you. I '''feed''' on children.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', the Taking Tree in Billy's yard. It steals items and will only give them back if they give it something better in return. It takes Billy and requires an extremely rare baseball card in return.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' had trees deciding to attack humankind for destroying so many of them (or more specifically Baboon's massive logging operation was the straw that broke the camel's back), so Weasel has to step in to make peace.



* One of these shows up on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', which Jimmy nearly... relieves himself on during a PottyEmergency.
* One villain from ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' brings every tree in the city to life, hoping they will follow this trope. The scheme falls apart for two reasons: one) the trees actually ''appreciate'' the humans that take care of them, and 2) ''they are trees''. They don't like moving around much and prefer being rooted to the ground.
* The Laughing Tree from ''Literature/LittleBear'' was a scary tree that grabbed people and wouldn't let them go unless they made him laugh.



* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' reveals in a quick FreezeFrameBonus that [[spoiler:[[BigBad The Beast]]]] appears to be made of [[spoiler:the Edelwood trees he cons The Woodsman into harvesting.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** "Did I say [[Literature/TheGivingTree Giving Tree]]? I meant '''RAPING TREE!''' But I'm sure he'll give you something. Like a BIG, THICK STICK UP YOUR FAT ASS!" Truly, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Giving Tree is not a chump]].
** "[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Say hello to the Kite-Eating Tree]], you ugly [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch son of a bitch]]!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Isla de {{Chupacabra}}", one of these eats Stormy at the end of the episode. Considering the island also has the Chupacabras, the talking venomous hanging tree cobras, and presumably other horrors, it's an excellent example of a [[DeathWorld Death Island]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Isla de {{Chupacabra}}", one of these eats Stormy at the end of the episode. Considering the island also has the Chupacabras, the talking venomous hanging tree cobras, and presumably other horrors, it's an excellent example of a [[DeathWorld Death Island]].
* The Laughing Tree from ''Literature/LittleBear'' was a scary tree that grabbed people and wouldn't let them go unless they made him laugh.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', the Taking Tree in Billy's yard. It steals items and will only give them back if they give it something better in return. It takes Billy and requires an extremely rare baseball card in return.
* One villain from ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' brings every tree in the city to life, hoping they will follow this trope. The scheme falls apart for two reasons: one) the trees actually ''appreciate'' the humans that take care of them, and 2) ''they are trees''. They don't like moving around much and prefer being rooted to the ground.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Stay away from the Candy Tree.
-->'''Candy Tree:''' He's right to caution you. I '''feed''' on children.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
** "Did I say [[Literature/TheGivingTree Giving Tree]]? I meant '''RAPING TREE!''' But I'm sure he'll give you something. Like a BIG, THICK STICK UP YOUR FAT ASS!" Truly, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Giving Tree is not a chump]].
** "[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Say hello to the Kite-Eating Tree]], you ugly [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch son of a bitch]]!"
* Simon used these in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' to try and capture the girls. They were stopped when Topaz used a spell to make their roots grow and entangle them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10SecretOfTheOmnitrix'', Ben and co. are attacked by [[PlantAliens Floraunas]] (Wildvine's species). They look like living vines with a fly traper-like organ that hides their real head.



* One of these shows up on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', which Jimmy nearly... relieves himself on during a PottyEmergency.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' had trees deciding to attack humankind for destroying so many of them (or more specifically Baboon's massive logging operation was the straw that broke the camel's back), so Weasel has to step in to make peace.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}': Roger [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treegrab.jpg scares]] Doug with a story of [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treepunch.jpg punching trees in the forest.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' reveals in a quick FreezeFrameBonus that [[spoiler:[[BigBad The Beast]]]] appears to be made of [[spoiler:the Edelwood trees he cons The Woodsman into harvesting.]]


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* Simon used these in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' to try and capture the girls. They were stopped when Topaz used a spell to make their roots grow and entangle them.
* Season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has the Treant, ancient, human knights who shape-shifted into huge trees. Selina awakens these beings against Linphea. They kept Linphea's fairies and warriors hostage during the Winx's fight against the witches. Late Flora, with her new Bloomix powers, stabilizes them by planting their roots back into the soil.
12th Jul '16 6:50:28 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
** The Treemen from above are now clan-leaders of an entire faction of tree-folk called the Sylvaneth.
*** Aside from the Treelords, Tree Revenants, Dryads, and other tree-people, they also have about six different ways to spawn forests on the battlefield, which react violently to non-Sylvaneth interlopers and even more violently to magic cast near them. Oh, and they can be moved around by Sylvaneth magic, taking anyone within the forest along for the ride.
9th Jul '16 7:11:53 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Several {{mon}} species in ''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'' - the most prominent are Cherry/Jureimon, noted for [[MoreThanMindControl persuading Matt/Yamato to turn against Taichi]] in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', and the generic {{mook|s}} species Woodmon, from which Cherrymon evolves.

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* Several {{mon}} species in ''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' - the most prominent are Cherry/Jureimon, noted for [[MoreThanMindControl persuading Matt/Yamato to turn against Taichi]] in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', and the generic {{mook|s}} species Woodmon, from which Cherrymon evolves.



* A cursed [[CherryBlossoms cherry tree]] in the Kuno Family Estate in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. When Kuno tried carving his name and that of the "pigtailed girl" on its trunk, it came to life and absorbed him, leaving him as a man-faced ambulatory tree that hunted down ''any'' pigtailed girls to ask them for a date.
* Also by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, the anime (at least) of ''Manga/InuYasha'' had Ninmenka, a {{Youkai}} in the form of a peach tree who devoured humans, particularly favoring the flesh of sages. Possibly based on a creature from real Japanese mythology, this charming demon is also referred to as the Tree of Human Faced Fruit, which may make it a distant relative of the Death's Head Tree of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The name comes from its fruit, which bare ugly human faces in response to all the people it has eaten. Humans can ''eat'' these disgusting things to gain demonic power and longevity, and a Ninmenka that has eaten enough sages can produce a fruit of true immortality.
** A less hostile tree youkai named Bokusen'on also appears once in the series to give some exposition on Inuyasha's full-demon side. Though peaceful, he's presumably still pretty badass since his branches were used to craft the unbreakable sheaths of Tessaiga and Tenseiga.
** He's also how Myoga passed Tessaiga to Sesshomaru...by hanging it on Bokuseno'on's ''face'', the coward.

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* A cursed [[CherryBlossoms cherry tree]] in the Kuno Kunō Family Estate in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. When Kuno tried Kunō tries carving his name and that of the "pigtailed girl" on its trunk, it came comes to life and absorbed absorbs him, leaving him as a man-faced ambulatory tree that hunted hunts down ''any'' pigtailed girls to ask them for a date.
* * ''Manga/InuYasha''
**
Also by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, the anime (at least) of ''Manga/InuYasha'' had has Ninmenka, a {{Youkai}} in the form of a peach tree who devoured devours humans, particularly favoring the flesh of sages. Possibly based on a creature from real Japanese mythology, this charming demon is also referred to as the Tree of Human Faced Human-Faced Fruit, which may make it a distant relative of the Death's Head Tree of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The name comes from its fruit, which bare ugly human faces in response to all the people it has eaten. Humans can ''eat'' these disgusting things to gain demonic power and longevity, and a Ninmenka that has eaten enough sages can produce a fruit of true immortality.
** A less hostile tree youkai named Bokusen'on also appears once in the series to give some exposition on Inuyasha's full-demon side. Though peaceful, he's presumably still pretty badass since his branches were used to craft the unbreakable sheaths of Tessaiga and Tenseiga. \n** He's also how Myoga passed Tessaiga to Sesshomaru...Sesshomaru... by hanging it on Bokuseno'on's ''face'', the coward.



* At the beginning of the Lost Children chapter of the Retribution arc from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', Guts encounters a tree that had been used as sacrificial grounds for so many years the faces of the dead appeared on its trunk. At night, it awakes and wreaks havoc upon the bandits who'd been camping underneath it due to the presence of [[WeirdnessMagnet Guts' brand]].

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* At the beginning of the Lost Children chapter of the Retribution arc from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Guts encounters a tree that had been used as sacrificial grounds for so many years the faces of the dead appeared on its trunk. At night, it awakes and wreaks havoc upon the bandits who'd been camping underneath it due to the presence of [[WeirdnessMagnet Guts' brand]].



* A group of evil trees appear in the ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' episode "Jorinde and Joringel" - brought to life by the witch who holds Jorinde hostage. The trees chase Joringel through the woods. When he loses sight of them and thinks they are gone, one of them sneaks up behind him and eats him. Luckily, it's revealed to be AllJustADream as Joringel wakes up in a bed right after the tree eats him.

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* A group of evil trees appear in the ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' episode "Jorinde and Joringel" - -- brought to life by the witch who holds Jorinde hostage. The trees chase Joringel through the woods. When he loses sight of them and thinks they are gone, one of them sneaks up behind him and eats him. Luckily, it's revealed to be AllJustADream as Joringel wakes up in a bed right after the tree eats him.



* A tree-based MonsterOfTheWeek appears in every installment of the ''PrettyCure'' franchise.

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* A tree-based MonsterOfTheWeek appears in every installment of the ''PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise.



[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** the Treefolk creatures, as well as the spell ''Rude Awakening''.
** 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 "awakwned" this way basically a clone of him down to the color (the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in copper trees).
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* The ''{{Comicbook/X-Men}}'' villain Black Tom Cassidy used to be a guy with a walking stick that he could shoot death rays from. Then he got turned into an Ent. He's since gone back to being an Irish guy with a goatee and cane.

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* The ''{{Comicbook/X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Black Tom Cassidy used to be a guy with a walking stick that he could shoot death rays from. Then he got turned into an Ent. He's since gone back to being an Irish guy with a goatee and cane.



* Comicbook/ManThing fights one of these infected by a spirit of pure hate.
** Man-Thing is one himself in [[Film/ManThing the movie]] based on him.

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* Comicbook/ManThing fights one of these infected by a spirit of pure hate. \n** Man-Thing is one himself in [[Film/ManThing the movie]] based on him.



* During the ''{{Series/Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' "Season 8" comics, Xander and Dawn have a run-in with a bunch of talking, mobile trees with flaming limbs. Xander, bemused, asks if they got caught in a "legend blender".

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* During the ''{{Series/Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' "Season 8" comics, Xander and Dawn have a run-in with a bunch of talking, mobile trees with flaming limbs. Xander, bemused, asks if they got caught in a "legend blender".



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
** In an early 1985 Sunday strip, Snoopy encounters a walking tree while playing golf:
--->'''Snoopy:''' Sometimes I think that as soon as I hit a shot, a tree runs out and stands in front of my ball.
** The Kite-Eating Tree is usually just a tree that Charlie Brown has the bad luck of continuously getting his kite caught in, but sometimes it is shown literally eating the kites, thinking to itself, and grinning. While the Kite-Eating tree does seem to sadistically enjoy eating Charlie Brown's kites, eventually Charlie Brown seems to enjoy it once he realizes that he's the only kid in the neighborhood who flies them and without him the tree would starve.
** See the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' entry below.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'':
** One strip has a logger getting grabbed by a grove of trees, who start arguing about what they should do to him (such as cutting him in half and counting his rings).
** Also one with an angry tree who has grabbed two kids with its branches: "So! The little sweethearts were going to carve their initials on me, were they?"
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* Tarzan and Jane are attacked by mutated trees flailing at them with limbs as they enter the meteorite chasm in ''WesternAnimation/{{Tarzan|2013}}''.
* Those spiky branch-throwing trees in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie''. Some viewers even found them scarier than the main villains.
* ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'' had the Winter Warlock trapped Santa and his penguin buddy using Killer Trees.
* The "epipha-trees" that smack Homer around in a hallucination he has in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''.
* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'': The titular princess ''thinks'' she's being menaced by these, but it's just all in her head as she panics.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has a singing, walking tree with hanged skeletons dangling from it. It never actually attacks anyone, but most inhabitants of Halloween town are only meant to ''scare'' rather than harm.
* A spell-possessed tree in ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'' tries to kidnap Kim and Jason.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* The living killer tree in ''{{Film/Poltergeist}}''. It [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qweaPhmWqo almost ate a kid]] for goodness sakes!

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* The living killer tree in ''{{Film/Poltergeist}}''.''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''. It [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qweaPhmWqo almost ate a kid]] for goodness sakes!



* ''{{Film/Cthulhu}}''. The protagonist nearly runs over ''something'' on a [[TheLostWoods backwoods road]] at night, but we only see a glimpse of a spooky leafless tree. A similar creature later tries to reach him in his prison cell -- these scenes were however cut to a minimum due to SpecialEffectFailure. Presumably the creature was meant to be Shub-Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young) from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
** Most likely it was meant to be one of Shub-Niggurath's Dark Young, as they are usually described as looking like walking leafless trees, only the "branches" are actually tentacles.

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* ''{{Film/Cthulhu}}''.''Film/{{Cthulhu}}''. The protagonist nearly runs over ''something'' on a [[TheLostWoods backwoods road]] at night, but we only see a glimpse of a spooky leafless tree. A similar creature later tries to reach him in his prison cell -- these scenes were however cut to a minimum due to SpecialEffectFailure. Presumably the creature was meant to be Shub-Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young) from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
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Franchise/CthulhuMythos. Most likely it was meant to be one of Shub-Niggurath's Dark Young, as they are usually described as looking like walking leafless trees, only the "branches" are actually tentacles.



* In ''{{Film/Jumanji}}'', one of the game-cards causes giant plants with grappling tentacles to spring up and spread out across the neighborhood. We don't actually see them catching people, but one did drag off a police car. Later [[spoiler:a poisonous barb shot from it fatally wounds Judy.]]

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* In ''{{Film/Jumanji}}'', ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'', one of the game-cards causes giant plants with grappling tentacles to spring up and spread out across the neighborhood. We don't actually see them catching people, but one did drag off a police car. Later [[spoiler:a poisonous barb shot from it fatally wounds Judy.]]



* In ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', one of the options for monsters that could have attacked the heroes was "Angry Molesting Tree." [[spoiler: Later, when all the monsters break loose, we see the branches of one grab a guard and pull it offscreen, presumably to stick its sticks where they don't belong.]]

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* In ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', one of the options for monsters that could have attacked the heroes was "Angry Molesting Tree." [[spoiler: Later, Tree". [[spoiler:Later, when all the monsters break loose, we see the branches of one grab a guard and pull it offscreen, presumably to stick its sticks where they don't belong.]]



** Treebeard and the Ents are walking, talking trees (tree shepherds). When Saruman's troops tore down a sizable portion of the nearby forest for fuel, the Ents destroyed his entire operation in a few hours.
** The Huorns in the Extended Edition cleaned up the Uruk-hai survivors of The Battle of Helm's Deep brutally and effortlessly.

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** Treebeard and the Ents are walking, talking trees (tree shepherds). When Saruman's troops tore down a sizable portion of the nearby forest for fuel, the Ents destroyed destroy his entire operation in a few hours.
** The Huorns in the Extended Edition cleaned clean up the Uruk-hai survivors of The Battle of Helm's Deep brutally and effortlessly.



* Tarzan and Jane are attacked by mutated trees flailing at them with limbs as they enter the meteorite chasm in ''WesternAnimation/{{Tarzan 2013}}''.



[[folder:Legends & Myths]]
* English folklore has the rhyme "Elm do brood, and oak do hate, but the willow walks when you travel late". Oak coppices were thought to be full of Oakmen, vengeful fairies who fed travellers poisonous fungi. Willows were thought to uproot themselves after dark, to walk behind travellers and mutter.
* In Welsh mythology there's the story of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad_Goddeu Cad Goddeu]] (The Battle of the Trees), in which the enchanter Gwydion animated the trees of the forest to serve as his army. There's a poem about it in [[http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/t08.html The Book of Taliesin]].
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* The Ents in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', though they aren't so much overtly hostile as simply reclusive. They did get pretty riled up over Saruman cutting down their ancient forest to fuel his war machines. They also tend to distrust dwarves for carrying axes.
** Then there's the Huorns; they're ordinary trees that have partially awakened and become "entish" - they drag dark mist around them, so you can't really see them move, but from the descriptions it seems that they have the speed of a bullet train when they get riled, and despite the "not see them move" bit, they are quite capable of eating(?) an entire army of orcs without trouble. Old Man Willow, mentioned in Book 1, is presumably a particularly nasty, but lonely example of these entities.
*** Old Man Willow may be a different being of a similar type, since he seems to have supernatural powers wider in range and scope than the Ents... or else just a greater inclination toward evil.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
**
The Ents in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Ents, though they aren't so much overtly hostile as simply reclusive. They did do get pretty riled up over Saruman cutting down their ancient forest to fuel his war machines. They also tend to distrust dwarves for carrying axes.
axes. To give you an idea of how badass the Ents are -- Trolls, one of Sauron's stock GiantMook troop types, are corrupted imitations, ''weaker'' versions of Ents.
--->'''Pippin:''' It was staggering. They roared and boomed and trumpeted, until stones began to crack and fall at the mere noise of them [...] Round and round the rock of Orthanc the Ents went striding and storming like a howling gale, breaking pillars, hurling avalanches of boulders down the shafts, tossing up huge slabs of stone into the air like leaves. The tower was in the middle of a spinning whirlwind. I saw iron posts and blocks of masonry go rocketing up hundreds of feet, and smash against the windows of Orthanc.
** Then there's the Huorns; they're ordinary trees that have partially awakened and become "entish" - -- they drag dark mist around them, so you can't really see them move, but from the descriptions it seems that they have the speed of a bullet train when they get riled, and despite the "not see them move" bit, they are quite capable of eating(?) an entire army of orcs without trouble. trouble.
**
Old Man Willow, mentioned in Book 1, is presumably a particularly nasty, but lonely example of these entities.
***
entities. Old Man Willow may be a different being of a similar type, since he seems to have supernatural powers wider in range and scope than the Ents... or else just a greater inclination toward evil.



** To give you an idea of how badass the Ents are -- Trolls, one of Sauron's stock GiantMook troop types, are corrupted imitations, ''weaker'' versions of Ents.
--> '''Pippin:''' "It was staggering. They roared and boomed and trumpeted, until stones began to crack and fall at the mere noise of them [...] Round and round the rock of Orthanc the Ents went striding and storming like a howling gale, breaking pillars, hurling avalanches of boulders down the shafts, tossing up huge slabs of stone into the air like leaves. The tower was in the middle of a spinning whirlwind. I saw iron posts and blocks of masonry go rocketing up hundreds of feet, and smash against the windows of Orthanc."
* TheIllearthWar features Caerroil Wildwood, a sort of male Dryad. Fleshharrower's army is eventually swallowed up by the forest under his command. Since The Land is in many ways a darker, edgier version of Middle-Earth, unlike Fangorn he demands a price for his assistance.
* The Whomping Willow from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Harry and Ron learn this the hard way in ''Chamber of Secrets'' when they crash Arthur Weasley's FlyingCar into it. It comes up again in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' when the Dementors make Harry fall of his broomstick during a storm - it ends up flying into the Willow, which tears it apart. Lupin mentions that it was planted during his own schooldays [[spoiler:because he is a werewolf, and the tree was to conceal the tunnel he used to get to the Shrieking Shack every full moon where he could safely transform.]]. Students used to play a game where they saw how close they could get to it - this stopped after one of them lost an eye.
-->'''Snape:''' ...And you did considerable damage to a Whomping Willow.
-->'''Ron:''' Honestly, sir, I think it did more damage to us.

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** To give you an idea of how badass the Ents are -- Trolls, one of Sauron's stock GiantMook troop types, are corrupted imitations, ''weaker'' versions of Ents.
--> '''Pippin:''' "It was staggering. They roared and boomed and trumpeted, until stones began to crack and fall at the mere noise of them [...] Round and round the rock of Orthanc the Ents went striding and storming like a howling gale, breaking pillars, hurling avalanches of boulders down the shafts, tossing up huge slabs of stone into the air like leaves. The tower was in the middle of a spinning whirlwind. I saw iron posts and blocks of masonry go rocketing up hundreds of feet, and smash against the windows of Orthanc."
* TheIllearthWar 'Literature/TheIllearthWar'' features Caerroil Wildwood, a sort of male Dryad. Fleshharrower's army is eventually swallowed up by the forest under his command. Since The Land is in many ways a darker, edgier version of Middle-Earth, unlike Fangorn he demands a price for his assistance.
* The Whomping Willow from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Harry and Ron learn this the hard way in ''Chamber of Secrets'' when they crash Arthur Weasley's FlyingCar into it. It comes up again in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' when the Dementors make Harry fall of his broomstick during a storm - -- it ends up flying into the Willow, which tears it apart. Lupin mentions that it was planted during his own schooldays [[spoiler:because he is a werewolf, and the tree was to conceal the tunnel he used to get to the Shrieking Shack every full moon where he could safely transform.]]. Students used to play a game where they saw how close they could get to it - -- this stopped after one of them lost an eye.
-->'''Snape:''' ...And you did considerable damage to a Whomping Willow.
-->'''Ron:'''
Willow.\\
'''Ron:'''
Honestly, sir, I think it did more damage to us.



** Also, Blackwood's ''The Man Whom the Trees Loved''.

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** * Also, Blackwood's ''The Man Whom the Trees Loved''.



* The dryads and other sentient trees from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', particularly in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', where awakening the sleeping trees is an important plot point.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'':
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The dryads and other sentient trees from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', trees, particularly in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', where awakening the sleeping trees is an important plot point. point.



* The Blight in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has these.
** Specifically, they are prehensile yet immobile, and also poisonous. (Lan notes that [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything in the Blight is poisonous]].)

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* The Blight in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has these.
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these. Specifically, they are prehensile yet immobile, and also poisonous. (Lan notes that [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything in the Blight is poisonous]].)



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* The Hitcher has an 'evil tree' minion in 1 episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''.

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* The Hitcher has an 'evil tree' "evil tree" minion in 1 episode of ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''.



* Needless to say, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has had these, in ''The Keys of Marinus,'' and various other bits of plant-related mayhem over the years (e.g. ''The Seeds of Doom'' and ''Terror of the Vervoids'').
** And then the 2011 Christmas special had sentient Christmas trees. They [[spoiler: turn out to be good, but (though YMMV) are rather nightmare inducing before you find this out.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
**
Needless to say, ''Series/DoctorWho'' the series has had these, in these (in ''The Keys of Marinus,'' Marinus'') and various other bits of plant-related mayhem over the years (e.g. ''The Seeds of Doom'' and ''Terror of the Vervoids'').
** And then the 2011 Christmas special had has sentient Christmas trees. They [[spoiler: turn [[spoiler:turn out to be good, but (though YMMV) are rather nightmare inducing nightmare-inducing before you find this out.]]



* The MC Bat Commander and Eaglebones Falconhawk find themselves trying to tie a ribbon to the top branch of a tree in ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Uberchaun!". The tree comes to life and attacks them; eventually Eaglebones summons The Dude to tie the ribbon, and the tree becomes dormant.

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* The MC Bat Commander and Eaglebones Falconhawk find themselves trying to tie a ribbon to the top branch of a tree in ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' episode "Uberchaun!". The tree comes to life and attacks them; eventually Eaglebones summons The Dude to tie the ribbon, and the tree becomes dormant.



* In ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' (a Nickelodeon GameShow), the "Dark Forest" room had trees with face-like holes and arm-like branches. Contestants had to reach inside them to find the key to the next room, but were warned that they might be possessed by the spirit of a [[MookBouncer Temple Guard]]. Needless to say, "might" meant pretty much always, and it was [[LuckBasedMission blind luck]] whether or not the contestant picked the right tree to avoid being grabbed.

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* In ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' (a Nickelodeon GameShow), the "Dark Forest" room had trees with face-like holes and arm-like branches. Contestants had to reach inside them to find the key to the next room, but were warned that they might be possessed by the spirit of a [[MookBouncer Temple Guard]]. Needless to say, "might" meant pretty much always, and it was [[LuckBasedMission blind luck]] whether or not the contestant picked the right tree to avoid being grabbed.



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* The Morbuzakh and its BetaTestBaddie Karzahni in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. They were sentient plant monsters with the ability to [[AlienKudzu grow mile-long vines]], and the Morbuzakh could even spawn mobile, spider-like "saplings" and bombard others with giant seeds that created mini vines upon impact that [[TentacleRope wrapped around their target]]. It was more of a generic monster, whereas the Karzahni, while immobile, was a genuine PlantPerson.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In an early 1985 ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' Sunday strip, Snoopy encountered a walking tree while playing golf:
-->'''Snoopy:''' Sometimes I think that as soon as I hit a shot, a tree runs out and stands in front of my ball.
** The Kite-Eating Tree is usually just a tree that Charlie Brown has the bad luck of continuously getting his kite caught in, but sometimes it is shown literally eating the kites, thinking to itself, and grinning.
*** While the Kite-Eating tree does seem to sadistically enjoy eating Charlie Brown's kites, eventually Charlie Brown seems to enjoy it once he realizes that he's the only kid in the neighborhood who flies them and without him the tree would starve.
** See the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' entry below.
* One strip from ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has a logger getting grabbed by a grove of trees, who start arguing about what they should do to him (such as cutting him in half and counting his rings).
** Also one with an angry tree who has grabbed two kids with its branches: "So! The little sweethearts were going to carve their initials on me, were they?"

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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* In an early 1985 ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' Sunday strip, Snoopy encountered a walking tree while playing golf:
-->'''Snoopy:''' Sometimes I think that as soon as I hit a shot, a tree runs out and stands in front of my ball.
** The Kite-Eating Tree is usually just a tree that Charlie Brown
English folklore has the bad luck of continuously getting his kite caught in, rhyme "Elm do brood, and oak do hate, but sometimes it is shown literally eating the kites, thinking willow walks when you travel late". Oak coppices were thought to itself, be full of Oakmen, vengeful fairies who fed travellers poisonous fungi. Willows were thought to uproot themselves after dark, to walk behind travellers and grinning.
*** While the Kite-Eating tree does seem to sadistically enjoy eating Charlie Brown's kites, eventually Charlie Brown seems to enjoy it once he realizes that he's the only kid in the neighborhood who flies them and without him the tree would starve.
mutter.
** See * In Welsh mythology there's the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' entry below.
* One strip from ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has a logger getting grabbed by a grove
story of trees, who start arguing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cad_Goddeu Cad Goddeu]] (The Battle of the Trees), in which the enchanter Gwydion animated the trees of the forest to serve as his army. There's a poem about what they should do to him (such as cutting him it in half and counting his rings).
** Also one with an angry tree who has grabbed two kids with its branches: "So!
[[http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/t08.html The little sweethearts were going to carve their initials on me, were they?"Book of Taliesin]].



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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Marutambo, the one branched tree of Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel. He's more so a man who was horribly mutated into a nearly indestructible bark monster.[[/folder]]

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* Marutambo, the one branched tree of Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel. He's more so a man who was horribly mutated into a nearly indestructible bark monster.monster.
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* From ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':

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* From ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':



** Something in the soil of {{TabletopGame/Ravenloft}} turns all plant-creatures that grow there into homicidal killers, even if they'd otherwise be good guys. There are ''vampiric undead treants'' there.
** ''{{TabletopGame/Eberron}}'' is a setting where all the [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] are of relatively low-level, so that the player characters are the ones who kick ass and take names. The most powerful NPC in the setting? A level 20 druid who's an ''awakened tree''.

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** Something in the soil of {{TabletopGame/Ravenloft}} TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} turns all plant-creatures that grow there into homicidal killers, even if they'd otherwise be good guys. There are ''vampiric undead treants'' there.
** ''{{TabletopGame/Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' is a setting where all the [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] are of relatively low-level, so that the player characters are the ones who kick ass and take names. The most powerful NPC in the setting? A level 20 druid who's an ''awakened tree''.



** The deadliest example of this trope in D&D is probably the odic, a tree-possessing evil spirit so powerful that you can lose levels just by ''getting close to it''.
** From ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' # 123: a Coconut Ent. So, <Bonk!> [[SlowerThanASpeedingBullet the movement rate isn't a big issue]] anymore.

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** The deadliest example of this trope in D&D ''D&D'' is probably the odic, a tree-possessing evil spirit so powerful that you can lose levels just by ''getting close to it''.
** From ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' # 123: #123: a Coconut Ent. So, <Bonk!> [[SlowerThanASpeedingBullet the movement rate isn't a big issue]] anymore.



* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the Treefolk creatures, as well as the spell ''Rude Awakening''.
** Don't forget 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 "awakwned" this way basically a clone of him down to the color (the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in copper trees).
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the Wood Elves have a unit that's a giant tree monster that disguises itself as a beautiful elf, then eats anything evil that gets close. Hopefully, it will become a playable class one day in the MMORPG, because of RuleOfCool.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the Treefolk creatures, as well as the spell ''Rude Awakening''.
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
** Don't forget 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 "awakwned" this way basically a clone of him down to the color (the Tangle is the forest part of Mirrodin, covered in copper trees).
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the
The Wood Elves have a unit that's a giant tree monster that disguises itself as a beautiful elf, then eats anything evil that gets close. Hopefully, it will become a playable class one day in the MMORPG, because of RuleOfCool.



** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' plays around with this trope a bit; the Spiker (seed turns you into another one) and Brainleaf (spikes you and you turn into a zombie) are both horrifying, but non-sentient. This hasn't stopped at least one account in the lore of the Imperium seeding an Ork world with the things to keep the planet unusable.
*** There are several other deadly plants in the ''40K'' galaxy, some typical carnivorous plants, others more unusual. The official website has a nice article about them, complete with rules to use them in games.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' It plays around with this trope a bit; the Spiker (seed turns you into another one) and Brainleaf (spikes you and you turn into a zombie) are both horrifying, but non-sentient. This hasn't stopped at least one account in the lore of the Imperium seeding an Ork world with the things to keep the planet unusable.
*** ** There are several other deadly plants in the ''40K'' galaxy, some typical carnivorous plants, others more unusual. The official website has a nice article about them, complete with rules to use them in games.



* "Century Trees" in ''{{TabletopGame/Deadlands}}: Lost Colony'' inhabit the [[GardenOfEvil Toxic Jungle]] on the planet Banshee. They're mobile, they're named for their height (over 100 feet tall!) instead of their age, and they don't like you.
* Poisonwood trees in ''{{TabletopGame/Talislanta}}''. They don't attack, but don't touch these things if you value your life. Don't get shot with a poisonwood arrow either.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' tabletop RPG introduced Darth Rivan, Sith Lord and sentient plant.

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* "Century Trees" in ''{{TabletopGame/Deadlands}}: ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Lost Colony'' inhabit the [[GardenOfEvil Toxic Jungle]] on the planet Banshee. They're mobile, they're named for their height (over 100 feet tall!) instead of their age, and they don't like you.
* Poisonwood trees in ''{{TabletopGame/Talislanta}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}}''. They don't attack, but don't touch these things if you value your life. Don't get shot with a poisonwood arrow either.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' tabletop RPG introduced introduces Darth Rivan, Sith Lord and sentient plant.



* [[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.]]
** One ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode seems to turn this on its head. When Scrooge goes to an island to retrieve a lost play of the Shakespeare-analog of the world, he's attacked by animated trees, among other dangers inspired by Shakespeare plays. [[spoiler:They're actors in tree suits, of course, pledged with defending the lost play, which is actually quite horrible.]]

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* [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare]] subverts this trope in ''{{Theatre/Macbeth}}''.''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. [[ProphecyTwist Birnam Wood going to Dunsinane is not the trees themselves attacking, but rather soldiers disguising themselves with foliage.]]
** One ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode seems to turn this on its head. When Scrooge goes to an island to retrieve a lost play of the Shakespeare-analog of the world, he's attacked by animated trees, among other dangers inspired by Shakespeare plays. [[spoiler:They're actors in tree suits, of course, pledged with defending the lost play, which is actually quite horrible.
]]



[[folder:Toys]]
* The Morbuzakh and its BetaTestBaddie Karzahni in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. They were sentient plant monsters with the ability to [[AlienKudzu grow mile-long vines]], and the Morbuzakh could even spawn mobile, spider-like "saplings" and bombard others with giant seeds that created mini vines upon impact that [[TentacleRope wrapped around their target]]. It was more of a generic monster, whereas the Karzahni, while immobile, was a genuine PlantPerson.
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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}}'' ''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 infamous Territorial Oaks, and their PaletteSwap Hostile Elder Oaks, from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. These, by the way, '''[[MadeOfExplodium explode]]''' when you kill them. At the level you first encounter them, you usually survive only if you can press buttons fast enough to exit battle before your health meter runs out. Because of this, it's best to only fight them when they come in singles and, if other monsters are with it, to take it down last so that the damage doesn't count down for long before victory is declared, stopping the drain.
** And to make matters worse, they [[RandomDrop carry 1/128 items]] as well. Hope you enjoy pain, collectors!
** There's also the Woodoh of [[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} the prequel]], and the Tree and Tender Loving Tree of [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} the sequel]]. Most of them explode as well.

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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'':
**
The infamous Territorial Oaks, and their PaletteSwap Hostile Elder Oaks, from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.Oaks. These, by the way, '''[[MadeOfExplodium explode]]''' when you kill them. At the level you first encounter them, you usually survive only if you can press buttons fast enough to exit battle before your health meter runs out. Because of this, it's best to only fight them when they come in singles and, if other monsters are with it, to take it down last so that the damage doesn't count down for long before victory is declared, stopping the drain.
**
drain. And to make matters worse, they [[RandomDrop carry 1/128 items]] as well. Hope you enjoy pain, collectors!
** There's also the Woodoh of [[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} the prequel]], prequel, ''VideoGame/Mother1'', and the Tree and Tender Loving Tree of [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} the sequel]].sequel, ''VideoGame/Mother3''. Most of them explode as well.



* 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}}''.''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.



* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella'' had several screens' worth of the Type-1 variant, which would grab and kill you if you got too close to them.

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* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'':
**
''VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella'' had several screens' worth of the Type-1 variant, which would grab and kill you if you got too close to them.



* Treants and the larger Ancients in ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'' are guardians of nature and common allies of the Nightelves (the latter type serve as buildings and can be uprooted to fight or relocate the base. In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Balance druids can summon treants to fight for them, while Restoration Druids can ''become'' treants without any offensive capacities but improved healing.
** Treants are generic fighting machines in ''Warcraft'', but in ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'', there is a Treant Protector which is a hero with one of the best strength ratings in the game - a tree that not only attacks, but causes the woods around him to attack also.

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* ''VideoGame/WarCraft'':
**
Treants and the larger Ancients in ''VideoGame/WarCraft ''[=WarCraft=] III'' are guardians of nature and common allies of the Nightelves (the latter type serve as buildings and can be uprooted to fight or relocate the base. base.
**
In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Balance druids can summon treants to fight for them, while Restoration Druids can ''become'' treants without any offensive capacities but improved healing.
** Treants are generic fighting machines in ''Warcraft'', but in ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'', there is a Treant Protector which is a hero with one of the best strength ratings in the game - -- a tree that not only attacks, but causes the woods around him to attack also.



* Early in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' a boss is disguised as a tree. Later on in the game is the King of the Forest, a giant tree that can walk and talk. The King is good, in fact you must go inside him and destroy the monsters poisoning him.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'':
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Early in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'' on, a boss is disguised as a tree. tree.
**
Later on in the game is the King of the Forest, a giant tree that can walk and talk. The King is good, in fact you must go inside him and destroy the monsters poisoning him.



* The Holy Sapling boss of ''[[MagicalVacation Magical Starsign]]'' is a gigantic tree monster that covers a good portion of both DS screens. Its main attacks are inhaling one party member (it has a ''face''), gnawing on him or her, then spitting them out; and growing buds that bloom into flowers, then launching the petals at you. When you defeat it, it becomes a passive [[ManEatingPlant Man-Eating Flower]].
* About halfway through the game, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'''s Exdeath, a powerful wizard who is the epitome of the EvilOverlord archetype, is revealed to be an evil tree. (More specifically, a tree that had had so many evil spirits sealed inside it that it became sentient--and evil--itself.)

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* The Holy Sapling boss of ''[[MagicalVacation ''[[VideoGame/MagicalVacation Magical Starsign]]'' is a gigantic tree monster that covers a good portion of both DS screens. Its main attacks are inhaling one party member (it has a ''face''), gnawing on him or her, then spitting them out; and growing buds that bloom into flowers, then launching the petals at you. When you defeat it, it becomes a passive [[ManEatingPlant Man-Eating Flower]].
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**
About halfway through the game, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'''s Exdeath, a powerful wizard who is the epitome of the EvilOverlord archetype, is revealed to be an evil tree. (More specifically, a tree that had had so many evil spirits sealed inside it that it became sentient--and evil--itself.)



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has the living avatar of the Iifa Tree, Soulcage, as a particularly nasty boss. Those who try to attempt the logically obvious "KillItWithFire" will be unpleasantly surprised.
* Not quite this, but ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has the Guado race, who are humanoid, but are molded in a way that makes them resemble trees (long arms, bushy hair, wide shoulders and thin hips, etc.). They retroactively resemble [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Spriggans]].
** They also live among giant trees.
* Malboros, recurring monsters in several ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' iterations, resemble giant trees with tentacles and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily huge toothy mouths]]. Frequently they rank among the toughest non-boss opponents in the game.
* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' has the Saigyou Ayakashi from ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', a demonic cherry tree. We never do actually get to see it in action because it is magically sealed by the body of its final boss, Yuyuko Saigyouji, and you spend the game preventing this seal from breaking; however, it is known to have killed many, many humans in the past.
** It's saying something about ''Touhou'' when a ''tree'' is one of the few truly evil beings in the entire series.

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* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has the living avatar of the Iifa Tree, Soulcage, as a particularly nasty boss. Those who try to attempt the logically obvious "KillItWithFire" will be unpleasantly surprised.
* ** Not quite this, but ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has the Guado race, who are humanoid, but are molded in a way that makes them resemble trees (long arms, bushy hair, wide shoulders and thin hips, etc.). They retroactively resemble [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Spriggans]].
**
Spriggans]]. They also live among giant trees.
* ** Malboros, recurring monsters in several ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' ''Final Fantasy'' iterations, resemble giant trees with tentacles and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily huge toothy mouths]]. Frequently they rank among the toughest non-boss opponents in the game.
* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has the Saigyou Ayakashi from ''Perfect Cherry Blossom'', a demonic cherry tree. We never do actually get to see it in action because it is magically sealed by the body of its final boss, Yuyuko Saigyouji, and you spend the game preventing this seal from breaking; however, it is known to have killed many, many humans in the past.
**
past. It's saying something about ''Touhou'' when a ''tree'' is one of the few truly evil beings in the entire series.



* Corrupted trees in ''{{VideoGame/Okami}}'' pelt you with rotten fruit.

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* Corrupted trees in ''{{VideoGame/Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' pelt you with rotten fruit.



* ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' had the Mock.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' had has the Mock.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has you enter the Great Deku Tree as the first dungeon, who is the god of the Kokiri and a talking tree. He doesn't attack you, though the many Deku Babas and Scrubs will, presumably as a result of Ganondorf's death curse on him.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has you enter the Great Deku Tree as the first dungeon, who is the god of the Kokiri and a talking tree. He doesn't attack you, though the many Deku Babas and Scrubs will, presumably as a result of Ganondorf's death curse on him.



* Sort of happens in ''{{VideoGame/Overlord}}''; the Elven hero Oberon, consumed by [[SevenDeadlySins Sloth]], has merged with a giant tree, which animates in order to attack the... er... [[VillainProtagonist "hero"]].

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* Sort of happens in ''{{VideoGame/Overlord}}''; ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''; the Elven hero Oberon, consumed by [[SevenDeadlySins Sloth]], has merged with a giant tree, which animates in order to attack the... er... [[VillainProtagonist "hero"]].



* The first ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' had... er... vehicular trees in the forested levels that certain monkeys would operate, initiating a small boss fight. The Trees were rooted to the spot, and could be avoided by staying outside the range of its flailing branches.

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* The first ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'' had...has... er... vehicular trees in the forested levels that certain monkeys would operate, initiating a small boss fight. The Trees were are rooted to the spot, and could be avoided by staying outside the range of its flailing branches.



* Hashi of ''TheBlackHeart'', especially when using his [[OneHitKill ultimate]] [[ManEatingPlant ability.]]

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* Hashi of ''TheBlackHeart'', ''VideoGame/TheBlackHeart'', especially when using his [[OneHitKill ultimate]] [[ManEatingPlant ability.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{A|ncientDomainsOfMystery}}DOM'' has an [[ThatOneLevel entire level]] crammed with extremely tough walking trees. It's possible to get through the level slowly by waiting for them to move at random and fighting the few hostile ones... or by just smashing your way through it with brute force. Using fire attacks (which they are weak to) will make ALL the trees attack you.

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* ''VideoGame/{{A|ncientDomainsOfMystery}}DOM'' ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'' has an [[ThatOneLevel entire level]] crammed with extremely tough walking trees. It's possible to get through the level slowly by waiting for them to move at random and fighting the few hostile ones... or by just smashing your way through it with brute force. Using fire attacks (which they are weak to) will make ALL the trees attack you.



* Treevils from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. Like most plant-based enemies, KillItWithFire.

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* Treevils from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''.''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'':
** Treevils.
Like most plant-based enemies, KillItWithFire.



* ''VideoGame/TheBattleForMiddleEarth'': The Fangorn and Isengard missions of the first game (both campaign). Ents (including the Treebeard hero unit) can also be trained as Rohan units in the first game, and as Elven units in the second.
* ''[[LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Lord of the Rings]]'' uses the Ents as well. You play as Treebeard (well, technically, Merry or Pippin sitting on Treebeard) in two levels, one where they first find him and head towards Isengard, and another where the Ents smash Saruman's machinery.



* In ScienceGirls, most of the enemies look like plants, and there's a Treeman boss. Subverted in that they're not biologically plants.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'', the [[MascotMook Creepers]] are mottled green, have multiple legs but no arms, and according to Word Of God their hide feels like leaves. This makes them strongly resemble mobile, [[ActionBomb explosive]] plants.

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* In ScienceGirls, ''VideoGame/ScienceGirls'', most of the enemies look like plants, and there's a Treeman boss. Subverted in that they're not biologically plants.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', the [[MascotMook Creepers]] are mottled green, have multiple legs but no arms, and according to Word Of God their hide feels like leaves. This makes them strongly resemble mobile, [[ActionBomb explosive]] plants.



* ''[[VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland]]'' has the Spirit Guardian of the Forest of Ent.

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* ''[[VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland]]'' ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'' has the Spirit Guardian of the Forest of Ent.



* {{VideoGame/Quest 64}} and {{VideoGame/Quest Brians Journey}} both have a Treant. The former has a demonic looking tree, with a simple attack involving throwing around blades of wind. The latter looks more like a lively tree with lots of leaves, and attacks with some deadly rocks.
* {{VideoGame/Terraria}} has [[PunnyName Everscream]], [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Mourning Wood]], [[PlantPerson Splinterlings]], [[ManEatingPlant Plantera]] and various jungle/fungus related enemies.

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* {{VideoGame/Quest 64}} ''VideoGame/Quest64'' and {{VideoGame/Quest Brians Journey}} ''VideoGame/QuestBriansJourney'' both have a Treant. The former has a demonic looking tree, with a simple attack involving throwing around blades of wind. The latter looks more like a lively tree with lots of leaves, and attacks with some deadly rocks.
* {{VideoGame/Terraria}} ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has [[PunnyName Everscream]], [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Mourning Wood]], [[PlantPerson Splinterlings]], [[ManEatingPlant Plantera]] and various jungle/fungus related enemies.



* ''VideoGame/TheBattleForMiddleEarth'': The Fangorn and Isengard missions of the first game (both campaign). Ents (including the Treebeard hero unit) can also be trained as Rohan units in the first game, and as Elven units in the second.
* ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Lord of the Rings]]'' uses the Ents as well. You play as Treebeard (well, technically, Merry or Pippin sitting on Treebeard) in two levels, one where they first find him and head towards Isengard, and another where the Ents smash Saruman's machinery.



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* [[spoiler: Mr. Branches]], as of [[http://www.fat-pie.com/salad9.htm the newest installment]] of ''WebAnimation/SaladFingers''.
* This animated short, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45pI9jQCcbo Hunted]]", has this as a form of LaserGuidedKarma.
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* Durkon and the dwarves of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' have a racial fear of trees. (Why else would Thor's lightning strike them all the time?) His fear is justified when he meets an evil druid with a small army of trees. His whole species hates trees to the point where they launch WARS against them.
--> '''Priest of Thor:''' Nay, the enemy has been quiet ever since last year's Cabinet-Making Offensive.
** It's considered a major crisis when a tree root manages to break through the walls of the underground homes.
-->'''Durkon''': Just one tree has Colossal size, natural armor, damage reduction, hundreds o' hit points, and enough limbs ta make a dozen or more attacks per round.
* The [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05042002.shtml Redneck Trees]] from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', combining the Rape Trees from ''Franchise/EvilDead'' with the hillbilly rapists from ''{{Film/Deliverance}}'' with horrifying results.

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* Durkon and the dwarves of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' have a racial fear of trees. (Why else would Thor's lightning strike them all the time?) His fear is justified when he meets an evil druid with a small army of trees. His whole species hates trees to the point where they launch WARS against them.
--> '''Priest of Thor:''' Nay, the enemy has been quiet ever since last year's Cabinet-Making Offensive.
**
them. It's considered a major crisis when a tree root manages to break through the walls of the underground homes.
-->'''Durkon''': -->'''Durkon:''' Just one tree has Colossal size, natural armor, damage reduction, hundreds o' hit points, and enough limbs ta make a dozen or more attacks per round.
* The [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05042002.shtml Redneck Trees]] from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', combining the Rape Trees from ''Franchise/EvilDead'' with the hillbilly rapists from ''{{Film/Deliverance}}'' ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'' with horrifying results.



* In ''{{Webcomic/Juathuur}}'', the tree that [[spoiler:Veithel turns into]] is able to move its large roots and swat at things. [[spoiler:Veithel is also able to remanifest in a roughly humanoid form through the tree]].
* {{Webcomic/Roza}} [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2011-05-18 One peril]] of the {{swamp|sAreEvil}}.

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Juathuur}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', the tree that [[spoiler:Veithel turns into]] is able to move its large roots and swat at things. [[spoiler:Veithel is also able to remanifest in a roughly humanoid form through the tree]].
* {{Webcomic/Roza}} ''Webcomic/{{Roza}}'': [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2011-05-18 One peril]] of the {{swamp|sAreEvil}}.



* In [[http://bogleech.com/mortasheen.htm Mortasheen]] there are a few, like the body-horror-inflicting[[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/willoweird.htm Willoweird]] and the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent mostly-zombie-tissue]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/wormroot.htm Wormroot]]

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* In [[http://bogleech.''[[http://bogleech.com/mortasheen.htm Mortasheen]] Mortasheen]]'' there are a few, like the body-horror-inflicting[[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/willoweird.htm Willoweird]] and the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent mostly-zombie-tissue]] [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/wormroot.htm Wormroot]]



* [[NothingIsScarier Might be]] the true nature of {{Franchise/The Slender Man|Mythos}}.
* The Felarya universe(s) include various tree-like girls.
* [[spoiler: Mr. Branches]], as of [[http://www.fat-pie.com/salad9.htm the newest installment]] of WebAnimation/SaladFingers.
* This animated short, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45pI9jQCcbo Hunted]], has this as a form of LaserGuidedKarma.

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* [[NothingIsScarier Might be]] the true nature of {{Franchise/The Franchise/{{The Slender Man|Mythos}}.
* The Felarya ''Felarya'' universe(s) include various tree-like girls.
* [[spoiler: Mr. Branches]], as of [[http://www.fat-pie.com/salad9.htm the newest installment]] of WebAnimation/SaladFingers.
* This animated short, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45pI9jQCcbo Hunted]], has this as a form of LaserGuidedKarma.
girls.



* One ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode seems to turn the ''Macbeth'' subversion on its head. When Scrooge goes to an island to retrieve a lost play of the Shakespeare-analog of the world, he's attacked by animated trees, among other dangers inspired by Shakespeare plays. [[spoiler:They're actors in tree suits, of course, pledged with defending the lost play, which is actually quite horrible.]]



* Those spiky branch-throwing trees in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie''. Some viewers even found them scarier than the main villains.
** Two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' featured large wolf-shaped tree-monsters called the "[[{{Pun}} timber wolves]]."
* ''Santa Claus is Coming to Town'' had the Winter Warlock trapped Santa and his penguin buddy using Killer Trees.
* The "epipha-trees" that smack Homer around in a hallucination he has in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The actual series]] mentioned that trees cannot defend themselves, except for the Mexican Fighting Tree, of course.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Isla de {{Chupacabra}}", one of these eats Stormy at the end of the episode. Considering the island also has the Chupacabras, the talking venomous hanging tree cobras, and presumably other horrors, it's an excellent example of a [[DeathWorld Death Island]].

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* Those spiky branch-throwing trees in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie''. Some viewers even found them scarier than the main villains.
** Two
Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' featured feature large wolf-shaped tree-monsters called the "[[{{Pun}} timber wolves]]."
* ''Santa Claus is Coming to Town'' had the Winter Warlock trapped Santa and his penguin buddy using Killer Trees.
* The "epipha-trees" that smack Homer around in a hallucination he has in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The actual series]] mentioned
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' mentions that trees cannot defend themselves, except for the Mexican Fighting Tree, of course.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Isla de {{Chupacabra}}", one of these eats Stormy at the end of the episode. Considering the island also has the Chupacabras, the talking venomous hanging tree cobras, and presumably other horrors, it's an excellent example of a [[DeathWorld Death Island]].



* One villain from ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' brought every tree in the city to life, hoping they would follow this trope. The scheme fell apart for two reasons: one) the trees actually ''appreciate'' the humans that took care of them, and 2) ''they were trees''. They don't like moving around much and prefer being rooted to the ground.

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* One villain from ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' brought brings every tree in the city to life, hoping they would will follow this trope. The scheme fell falls apart for two reasons: one) the trees actually ''appreciate'' the humans that took take care of them, and 2) ''they were are trees''. They don't like moving around much and prefer being rooted to the ground.



--> "He's right to caution you. I '''feed''' on children".
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'': "Did I say [[Literature/TheGivingTree Giving Tree]]? I meant '''RAPING TREE!''' But I'm sure he'll give you something. Like a BIG, THICK STICK UP YOUR FAT ASS!" Truly, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Giving Tree is not a chump]].

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--> "He's -->'''Candy Tree:''' He's right to caution you. I '''feed''' on children".
children.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'': ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'':
**
"Did I say [[Literature/TheGivingTree Giving Tree]]? I meant '''RAPING TREE!''' But I'm sure he'll give you something. Like a BIG, THICK STICK UP YOUR FAT ASS!" Truly, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Giving Tree is not a chump]].



* ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'': The titular princess ''thinks'' she's being menaced by these, but it's just all in her head as she panics.
* Simon used these in an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Trollz}}'' to try and capture the girls. They were stopped when Topaz used a spell to make their roots grow and entangle them.

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* ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'': The titular princess ''thinks'' she's being menaced by these, but it's just all in her head as she panics.
* Simon used these in an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Trollz}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' to try and capture the girls. They were stopped when Topaz used a spell to make their roots grow and entangle them.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Gargamel gets what he ''thinks'' is a good idea, using magic to bring the Great Oak to life in order to ask it where the Smurf Village is. ''Then'' he gets a bad idea, making it ''angry''. ''Then'' he [[StupidEvil gets an even worse idea]], doing the same thing to every other tree in the forest. Suffice to say, the chaos it all caused required Mother Nature herself to fix.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has a singing, walking tree with hanged skeletons dangling from it. It never actually attacks anyone, but most inhabitants of Halloween town are only meant to ''scare'' rather than harm.
* One of these shows up on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', which Jimmy nearly...relieves himself on during a PottyEmergency.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Gargamel gets what he ''thinks'' is a good idea, using magic to bring the Great Oak to life in order to ask it where the Smurf Village is. ''Then'' he gets a bad idea, making it ''angry''. ''Then'' he [[StupidEvil gets an even worse idea]], doing the same thing to every other tree in the forest. Suffice to say, the chaos it all caused required that ensues requires Mother Nature herself to fix.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has a singing, walking tree with hanged skeletons dangling from it. It never actually attacks anyone, but most inhabitants of Halloween town are only meant to ''scare'' rather than harm.
* One of these shows up on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', which Jimmy nearly... relieves himself on during a PottyEmergency.



* A spell-possessed tree in ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'' tries to kidnap Kim and Jason.
* Roger [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treegrab.jpg scares]] {{WesternAnimation/Doug}} with a story of [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treepunch.jpg punching trees in the forest.]]

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* A spell-possessed tree in ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'' tries to kidnap Kim and Jason.
*
''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}': Roger [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treegrab.jpg scares]] {{WesternAnimation/Doug}} Doug with a story of [[http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae342/dougfunnieiscrazy/Doug%20Takes%20a%20Hike/treepunch.jpg punching trees in the forest.]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchineel The manchineel]]: word of caution -- try not to shelter from rain under this lovely looking windbreak of a tree. Blisters are the ''start'' of your problems. These were once used as a form of slow execution method: tie offender to one's trunk and watch them slowly die painfully of the various toxins.
** The conquistadore Juan Ponce de Leon was killed by a dart covered in machineel poison;humans have always had an unfortunate but natural tendency to weaponize natural toxins that can be harvested.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchineel The manchineel]]: word of caution -- try not to shelter from rain under this lovely looking windbreak of a tree. Blisters are the ''start'' of your problems. These were once used as a form of slow execution method: tie offender to one's trunk and watch them slowly die painfully of the various toxins.
**
toxins. The conquistadore Juan Ponce de Leon was killed by a dart covered in machineel poison;humans poison; humans have always had an unfortunate but natural tendency to weaponize natural toxins that can be harvested.



** [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick 'Round where I'm from, we call 'em "treevenge".]]
* When the death rate in New Guinea is broken down by cause, tree-related accidents come at the top of the list.
** This is mainly from people either climbing coconut trees to harvest the fruit and falling. However, a surprising number of injuries and deaths are from people napping or walking beneath coconut trees and having a ripe coconut fall on their heads. The trees can get up to 25 to 30 meters high, and the nuts can weigh up to two kilos. The impact force from a heavy coconut falling from one of the taller trees can easily crack a skull, and sometimes is fatal.
** Durian trees, found in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, are even worse: They potentially grow taller than coconut trees, have even heavier fruit which are covered in SpikesOfDoom. A falling durian packs enough punch to [[http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20110313-267866.html straight up murder cows]]. Also, to add insult to injury, they stink to high heaven.
* The New World version is Brazil nuts.They're big and notoriously tough shelled.

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** --> [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick 'Round where I'm from, we call 'em "treevenge".]]
* When the death rate in New Guinea is broken down by cause, tree-related accidents come at the top of the list.
**
list. This is mainly from people either climbing coconut trees to harvest the fruit and falling. However, a surprising number of injuries and deaths are from people napping or walking beneath coconut trees and having a ripe coconut fall on their heads. The trees can get up to 25 to 30 meters high, and the nuts can weigh up to two kilos. The impact force from a heavy coconut falling from one of the taller trees can easily crack a skull, and sometimes is fatal.
** * Durian trees, found in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, are even worse: They potentially grow taller than coconut trees, have even heavier fruit which are covered in SpikesOfDoom. A falling durian packs enough punch to [[http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Malaysia/Story/A1Story20110313-267866.html straight up murder cows]]. Also, to add insult to injury, they stink to high heaven.
* The New World version is Brazil nuts. They're big and notoriously tough shelled.tough-shelled.



* In the LandDownUnder, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou there's eucalyptus trees which are]] MadeOfExplodium.[[note]]What happens that the oil-rich Eucalyptus tree combined with the hot outback sun and a spark in the wrong place can combine to make the tree ''combust''.[[/note]]
** They don't need to explode to kill you. Several subspecies of eucalyptus also known has Gum (or alternatively, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast widow-makers]]) have a tendency to shed potentially rather large branches, [[ParanoiaFuel even on a completely still day]]. For some of these species, the bigger branches tend to weigh in at a good 15 or so pounds, so one landing on your head from 10 or so feet is a good way to meet your maker.

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* In the LandDownUnder, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou there's eucalyptus trees which are]] MadeOfExplodium.[[note]]What What happens that the oil-rich Eucalyptus tree combined with the hot outback sun and a spark in the wrong place can combine to make the tree ''combust''.[[/note]]
**
''combust''. They don't need to explode to kill you. Several you: several subspecies of eucalyptus also known has Gum (or alternatively, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast widow-makers]]) have a tendency to shed potentially rather large branches, [[ParanoiaFuel even on a completely still day]]. For some of these species, the bigger branches tend to weigh in at a good 15 or so pounds, so one landing on your head from 10 or so feet is a good way to meet your maker.



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->''"F[[SoundEffectBleep [bleep]]] you, Nature."''
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* In the second book of ''TheClericQuintet'', Cadderly is able to convince the elves to attempt the ancient and nearly forgotten ceremonies to awaken the trees so as to battle the orc invasion. Needless to say, the ceremony works. Unfortunately, the enemy quickly realizes that the trees are like siege towers, powerful and huge but also slow and flammable.

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* In the second book of ''TheClericQuintet'', ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'', Cadderly is able to convince the elves to attempt the ancient and nearly forgotten ceremonies to awaken the trees so as to battle the orc invasion. Needless to say, the ceremony works. Unfortunately, the enemy quickly realizes that the trees are like siege towers, powerful and huge but also slow and flammable.



* In SergeySukhinov's ''Castle on Venus'' (part of the ''21st Century Chronicles'' series), there is a forest of alien trees on Venus, theorized to have being brought there by a [[{{Panspermia}} comet]]. Some of these trees are able to uproot themselves and act as animals. They are not sentient, though. While they are non-carbon-based, they don't shy away from trying to consume humans. Sure, they spit them out after determining that we don't taste right, but it's usually too late for the poor victim. The trees are very aggressive and attempt to destroy any manmade structure, including the road that goes through the forest. One of the popular vacations on Venus is the safari, which involves seeing and, possibly, hunting some of the animal-trees.

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* In SergeySukhinov's Creator/SergeySukhinov's ''Castle on Venus'' (part of the ''21st Century Chronicles'' series), there is a forest of alien trees on Venus, theorized to have being brought there by a [[{{Panspermia}} comet]]. Some of these trees are able to uproot themselves and act as animals. They are not sentient, though. While they are non-carbon-based, they don't shy away from trying to consume humans. Sure, they spit them out after determining that we don't taste right, but it's usually too late for the poor victim. The trees are very aggressive and attempt to destroy any manmade structure, including the road that goes through the forest. One of the popular vacations on Venus is the safari, which involves seeing and, possibly, hunting some of the animal-trees.



* {{Lensman}}: Worsel the Velantian almost comes a-cropper from this fate in ''Galactic Patrol''. Attacked by four tentacular beings and overwhelmed, he finds his telepathic command ability is useless. Lensman Kim Kinnison has exactly the same problem trying to save him, and resort is made to sharp objects. [[WordOfGod Authorial exposition]] clarifies the issue for the reader.

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* {{Lensman}}: Literature/{{Lensman}}: Worsel the Velantian almost comes a-cropper from this fate in ''Galactic Patrol''. Attacked by four tentacular beings and overwhelmed, he finds his telepathic command ability is useless. Lensman Kim Kinnison has exactly the same problem trying to save him, and resort is made to sharp objects. [[WordOfGod Authorial exposition]] clarifies the issue for the reader.
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* In the ''Star Challenge'' book ''Misterious Moons'', a NegativeSpaceWedgie can send you to Andromeda. If you end there you may find plant-like aliens, unhappy because you mined for fuel their planet and who state that [[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrion mitochondria]] are actually entities that control lifeforms that have them.

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* In the ''Star Challenge'' book ''Misterious ''Mysterious Moons'', a NegativeSpaceWedgie can send you to Andromeda. If you end there you may find plant-like aliens, unhappy because you mined for fuel their planet and who state that [[ https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrion mitochondria]] are actually entities that control lifeforms that have them.
3rd Jul '16 7:02:17 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* In the ''Star Challenge'' book ''Misterious Moons'', a NegativeSpaceWedgie can send you to Andromeda. If you end there you may find plant-like aliens, unhappy because you mined for fuel their planet and who state that [[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrion mitochondria]] are actually entities that control lifeforms that have them.
* The ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book "The Magic of the Unicorn" features an ent-like witch of the woods [[spoiler:in one of its bad endings]].
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30th Jun '16 1:48:27 AM ironcommando
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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.

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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.
5th Jun '16 11:51:22 AM StFan
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* The trees that inhabit Xen in the last levels of ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life|1}}'', which attack anything that moves near it and, thanks to GoodBadBugs, can be used to kill one of the ridiculously tough Gargantuas. It is speculated that the massive, impossible-to-kill Tentacles that are encountered in several portions of the game is its mature form.

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* The trees that inhabit Xen in the last levels of ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life|1}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', which attack anything that moves near it and, thanks to GoodBadBugs, can be used to kill one of the ridiculously tough Gargantuas. It is speculated that the massive, impossible-to-kill Tentacles that are encountered in several portions of the game is its mature form.
19th May '16 6:22:55 AM Dravencour
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'': The tree enemies are actually sentient beings who have evolved to look like tree in order to ambush prey and, in fact, have nothing to do with plants.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'': The tree enemies Wood Wraiths are actually sentient beings fully mobile beasts who have evolved to look like tree trees and foliage in order to ambush prey and, in fact, have nothing to do with plants.
18th May '16 8:53:36 AM FekketCantenel
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* In one of Creator/MercedesLacky'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/MercedesLacky's 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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* One of the alien species encountered in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' is a parasitic vine that infests trees and attacks those who come near. The main character 'affectionately' nicknames them '[[HarryPotter Whomping Willows]]'.
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