Playing With / Green Thumb

Basic Trope: A character has the power to control plants (and/or fungi).
  • Straight: Lily Greene can make plants grow quicker and summon poisonous ivies, vines, and other plants for fighting. And she can make flowers dance.
  • Exaggerated: Lily is literally a sentient, mobile, colossal tentacled plant that can grow any plant from anywhere, grow a tiny bud to a tree in an instant, and even mix the DNA of plants an animals to make animal-plant hybrid warriors.
  • Downplayed: Lily can grow plants a few inches taller, but that's about it.
  • Justified:
    • Lily is a fairy whose talent is controlling plants.
    • Lily is a sorceress who specializes in plant-controlling magic.
  • Inverted: Lily is a Walking Wasteland who causes plants (or anything, for that matter) to wither instantly.
  • Subverted: Lily is seen with a group of dancing flowers, but it was the work of her friend Rose. Lily's power is different.
  • Double Subverted: The only difference is that Lily controls aquatic plants.
  • Parodied: There are so many people with Green Thumb that they made a company of workers that makes plants grow quicker, so they can earn more resources.
  • Zig Zagged: It SEEMS like there are Green Thumb powered people walking about but it turns out to be just a special fertilizer they brewed up, until the people using ther fertilizer realize it doesn't seem to work unless a Green Thumb uses it, then it turns out it was all a ploy, the Green Thumb never needed the fertilizer at all, its was just a marketing ploy to get people to buy their product for a quick buck.
  • Averted: No character has power over plants.
  • Enforced: The creator thought a plant-powered character would be a nice change with all the other characters using swords and animal helpers.
  • Lampshaded: "Lily has such an impressive plant power!"
  • Invoked: Lily studies plant-related magic.
  • Exploited: Lily purposely studied plant-related magic because the Big Bad is a Walking Wasteland.
  • Defied: Lily has plant-related power, but refuses to use them in fear of upsetting the balance of the ecosystem.
  • Discussed: "You have plant-controlling powers? Man, you've got to come over and help me with my garden!"
  • Conversed: "You know how in that fantasy series, that girl Lily has plant-controlling powers?"
  • Implied: Lily lives in the middle of the desert with no oasis to speak of, yet has a garden lush with plant life.
  • Deconstructed: Lily has amazing plant-controlling powers, but she can't control it well, causing chaos as plants began to grow from odd, unwanted places (like a toilet). Because of this, Lily decides to leave her hometown.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Lily manages to heavily injure the Big Bad with her powers, making it much easier for her teammates to defeat him.
    • Lily wears gloves to control her powers.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: Lily is contacted by many wildlife preservation foundations to help save the rainforests.
  • Played For Laughs: I swear, if carrot in my soup starts to grow in my mouth again..."
  • Played For Drama: When Lily is in bad mood, she starts creating poisonous plants, so everyone is very careful about her, perhaps even afraid of her.

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