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A type of [[FantasticFlora fictional creature]] resembling a humanoid mushroom.

Typical traits of this creature include:
* 1. A mushroom-like cap at the top (usually either as the creature's head, or as a growth on top of the head).
* 2. Some sort of face. Noses are not required, however, most variants will at least have eyes and a mouth.
* 3. The ability to walk, usually on two small feet. An alternative is to have it hopping around on its stalk.

These critters can be good or evil, and may or may not be sentient. Might work for the BigBad as PlantMooks. If they are competent fighters, expect them to use poison or spore-based attacks. Also, do not confuse them with PlantPeople. ''[[BerserkButton Ever]]''.

If you're looking for the video game that shares a similar name to this trope and is based on this premise, see ''VideoGame/MushroomMen''.



[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Kinoko Nasu of ''[[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type Moon]]'' fame depicts himself as a talking mushroom whenever he makes cameo appearance in a manga. That is because "Kinoko" means "mushroom" in Japanese.
* In ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers the Motion Picture]]'' a hypnotist makes a minor character see mushroom guys dancing with help of some extras costumed as these.
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', there are a variety of sentient mushroom-like creatures. One of which is capable of shrinking people with spores if frightened.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', during the Other World Tournament in which Goku competes with other fighters in the afterlife, there's an announcer-person-thing with a mushroom cap as the upper part of his head.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Overlord 2012}}'', a barkeep in Nazarick is one of these.


[[folder: Card Games ]]

* The ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game has cards specifically named Mushroom Man #1 and #2. Sylvan Stoolhouette is based on a fly agaric mushroom, as evidenced by the red cap with white spots.
* ''MagicTheGathering'' has the Thallids, a race of sentient fungus that produces saprolings. Developed by the elves as a food source, the Thallids wound up spreading faster than the elves could kill them and eventually overran their creators. There are also the [[http://magiccards.info/mma/en/163.html Sporoloths,]] towering fungus creatures similar to giant Thallids that came from Dominaria's far future during the Time Spiral crisis.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Morrigan Lugus from ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'' is a very nightmarish example. A three-faced giant formed from the bodies of three astronauts and a mass of alien mushrooms. The mushrooms are the driving intelligence of the entity acting as a fungal supercomputer. [[spoiler:Everything that happens in the series, culminating in the deaths of every living thing on Earth, was planned by Morrigan Lugus (its appearance is basically what kicked off the disastrous superhuman arms race). All so that its spores would have plenty of raw dead material.]]
* There is a ComicBook/GreenLantern called Amanita, who is basically a mushroom man.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The dancing mushrooms from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
* The titular monsters in the film ''Film/{{Matango}}''.
* That annoying little turn-you-into-a-bear sprite in the Russo-Finnish "Jack Frost" (as seen on [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]).


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The CthulhuMythos has the Fungi from Yuggoth.
* In ''[[http://www.gamebooks.org/show_item.php?id=904 Endless Quest 6: Revenge of the Rainbow Dragons,]]'' the mushroom men. It's not clear whether they are myconids or a separate race, but some are apparently creatures that have been transformed into mushrooms while others have always been that way.
* The mushroom people from ''LIterature/{{The Marvelous Flight to the Mushroom Planet}}'' and its sequels.
* Jeff [=VanderMeer's=] ''Literature/{{Ambergris}}''-books prominently feature gray caps, also known as Mushroom Dwellers that live underneath the titular city. They seem to be long-necked humanoid fungus creatures, but they have developed OrganicTechnology to such heights that it seems like magic, and live in symbiosis with their fungus, allowing it to grow inside their bodies for various positive effects - most notably that almost all their wounds regenerate almost instantly, flesh replaced by mushroom tissue. They also wear wide-brimmed gray caps, but their function is unknown.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has myconids, which are a race of mushroom people.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has myceloids, which are similar if [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming quite a bit more sinister]].


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series has Toads, who resemble small humanoids with mushroom caps, though just how closely related they are to actual mushrooms DependsOnTheWriter. There's also the somewhat more unfriendly Goombas, who resemble mushrooms with BigOlEyebrows, CuteLittleFangs, and stubby legs, and the [[KnightOfCerebus significantly more unfriendly]] [[AlienInvasion Shroobs]] from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'', who are mushroom-shaped aliens.
* One of the fusions in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' turn Spar (an androgynous plant man) into a cute mushroom girl.
* The black and white fungus heartless in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.
* Several Franchise/{{Pokemon}}: Shroomish, Breloom, Foongus and Amoongus. Paras and Parasect are a partial example as they're bugs that enter a symbiotic relationship with a mushroom who takes control of the bug as it evolves.
* Though they don't have faces, the Ramblin' Evil Mushroom and the Struttin' Evil Mushroom from Videogame/{{EarthBound}} and the Ramblin' Mushroom from VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} are all sentient, sporting a pair of working legs and a surprising amount of psychic powers.
* One recurring enemy in the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series is Cappy, a BedsheetGhost-like creature that tosses its mushroom-shaped hat up in the air in an attempt to hurt Kirby.
* In ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'', one of the Prince's Second-Cousins, Kinoko, looks like a mushroom with arms and legs (no face). She even has a BilingualBonus name, given that "kinoko" is the Japanese word for "mushroom" that just happens to end in the ''-ko'' syllable so common to girls' names.
* In ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'', there are various monsters, the spore and red spore monsters, which resemble mushrooms with faces and their caps pop open to reveal a huge mouth full of teeth. players can also get a hat that resembles a mushroom cap and look like one themselves.
* Humanoid fungi appear as monsters in both ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon''.
* [[IncrediblyLamePun Funguy]] from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''. He was originally a normal human, but became a humanoid fungus after eating an enchanted mushroom.
* The Wii platformer titled ''Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars''.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' has [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/DF2010:Plump%20helmet%20man plump helmet men]] (plump helmet is a fungus, one of dwarven crops).
* The Shrieker enemies from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has a group of enemies simply named mushroom people. Humorously, they're actually very potent [[KillerRabbit Killer Rabbits]], capable of dishing out a ridiculous MegatonPunch that can kill most players in one shot, [[http://iruntheinternet.com/04071 like so.]]
* In ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', Lance will encounter these mushroom people in the garden maze in one death scene, and without warning, one of them will jump up so high, it will explode and spray him with its spores that can cause little mushrooms to sprout all over his body. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VkLRm1HrBQ This video explains it all.]]
* The Mushy viruses in the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series. They're among the [[DemonicSpider more dangerous]] viruses you can run into, being very quick and possessing a difficult to avoid spore attack that messes up your controls if it connects, making it even harder to dodge or fight back.
* ''VideoGame/TwelveTailsOnline'' has the Fungon, Funga, and Fungko. The latter two are especially dangerous due to their status effects.
* Split Mushroom from ''Mega Man X4'', the only Maverick boss based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus fungi]] in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, as the majority of the other Mavericks bosses are [[PettingZooPeople based on animals]], alongside 4 bosses [[PlantPerson based on plants]].
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the denizens of Sporeggar, introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion.
* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' has quite a few ''nasty'' mushroom monsters.
* ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight II}}'' has an entire series of these as enemies, ranging from tiny shrooms that swarm your characters, to enormous hulks of fungal matter that spew clouds of toxic spores and can take half your health off in one punch.
* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'', being one big love letter to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (among other things), also features myconids. And you can cook them at your campfire between levels.
* Several video games using the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' licence contain myconids including ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'', ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' and ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' and ''VideoGame/EverquestII'', taking much influence from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' for their monsters, uses the "myconid" term for their mushroomfolk.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', if you create an above-ground "mushroom" biome, it will occasionally spawn mushroom zombies, and if you build a house in the biome, then activate hardmode, the house will eventually become occupied by the Truffle, a mushroom-man NPC.
* You may occasionally run into Agarans while playing ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. They initially seem harmless, but [[spoiler: are secretly agressive and spread very quickly through the universe, as seen in the codex ''"The Agaran Menace"'']]. They're also known for [[spoiler: keeping Florans hostage]].
* One of the playable races in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', the Sylvari, have this as one of their character creation options.
* Miko from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is a sentient ninja mushroom being who's the LastOfItsKind.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* [[OriginalCharacter Masha]] [[{{Moe}} Kinoko]] from ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'' is a MoeAnthropomorphism version.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* The Rumi creature family in ''Website/UniCreatures''.
* ''Roleplay/RollToDodgeSavral'' features a race of mushroom people known as shrumen. While they don't have a nation of their own, they tend to be common in western Harkad and Nivani. Shrumen soldiers tend to wield axes more than any other weapon.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "The Thief Of Baghead", Bender breaks into the home of actor Langdon Cobb and meets his AngryGuardDog [[FluffyTheTerrible Pookie]], a dog-like fungus. [[spoiler:Pookie and Cobb are actually a quantum lichen, two creatures linked as one by a quantum link]].
* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Season 4's Obi-Wan undercover arc gives us the BountyHunter [[StarfishAlien Derrown]], a member of the Parwan species. In addition to the cap-like growth on his head, he's got tentacle-like limbs, three eyes, can [[ShockAndAwe produce electricity]] and [[LivingGasbag can float in the air]]. He can also take an electrolytic serum that would kill most creatures (doesn't apply to all Parwans, as it really depends on the blood-type).