Life for Glenn in the Canopy Woods is a constant struggle between yearning for adventure and getting away from his insufferable grandpa. One day, however, Glenn sees a hyena, an owl and a nasty-looking gentleman heading into the one place he is forbidden to go: the Forest's Navel. After fighting a skeleton army and accidentally acquiring the Remnant (a stick), Glenn gets dragged along into one heck of a wild ride.Beginning in early 2009 by Jonathan Griffiths (better known as greliz on deviantART), Beyond the Canopy can be found here. Needs way more love on here as well.
Also the preferred method of combat of the minor Sprigg character, Poncy (who was nicknamed "Bottle Sprigg" well before his actual name was revealed).
Groin Attack: When Thistle mocks his grandfather, young Glenn responds by punching him right in the acorns. Years later, Glenn tries the same move against the same guy, only this time Thistle's wearing an armored codpiece.
Head Pet: Glenn acquires a crab on his head during the match against the Caped Crustacean, and hangs onto it for a bit afterwards.
Heroic Build: Parodied. Greliz's poster advertising the big fight depicts Glenn with the physique of a comicbook superhero.
Elmsly: Muscles don't work like that.
Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Glenn attributes most of his fighting and fleeing skills to the fact that his grandfather spent a lot of time throwing things at him.
Pedro: Well, sorry to burst your bag, but I've been busy. Glenn: You should get busy STUFFING YOUR MOUTH! Full of STRAW! ...c-cuz he's a scarecrow and...um...nevermind.
Large and in Charge: Chief Redwood, who is also Glade's father. He's freaking HUGE, especially by Sprigg standards (most of the Spriggs we've seen have been fairly short).
Large Ham: The Caped Crustacean. As he remarked later, he might have been a Jobber, but he refused to be anything less than ostentatious.
Mad Doctor: Doctor Kurtis. His first appearance is him pulling surgical equipment out of a hole in his skull, and describing the augmentation surgery he'll be giving-to a mook who's in for a chipped tooth.
Making a Splash: Shows up in a flashback as a standard attack of Cascadian soldiers. Which may or may not be appropriate, given that Cascadia is basically a big desert.
Organic Technology: Baron Von Boneburn's goons use horribly organic-looking guns that look like they've been cobbled together from spare body parts. Evidently they fire their bullets by breathing/spitting them.
Plant Aliens: Not aliens per se, but the Spriggs are implied to be part plant, since they all have some sort of leaf or flower growing from their hair. Young ones are even referred to as sprouts, and they use lots of plant metaphors.
Plague Doctor: Vogel certainly dresses the part; bird mask, snorkel jacket, and fedora.
Raised by Wolves: Elmsly and his sister Parsley were raised by Giant Shrub Sloths.
Red Pill, Blue Pill: When Glenn first hears that the villains are going to the Forest's Navel, he has a brief flashback of granpa telling him to never go there.