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Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line and video game tie-in. In 2019 [[Series/SwampThing a new series]] was launched for Creator/DCUniverse and immediately cancelled after one season.

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Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line and video game tie-in. In 2019 [[Series/SwampThing [[Series/SwampThing2019 a new series]] was launched for Creator/DCUniverse and immediately cancelled after one season.


Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line and video game tie-in. In 2019 [[Series/SwampThing2019 a new series]] was launched for Creator/DCUniverse.

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Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line and video game tie-in. In 2019 [[Series/SwampThing2019 [[Series/SwampThing a new series]] was launched for Creator/DCUniverse.
Creator/DCUniverse and immediately cancelled after one season.


Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line and video game tie-in.

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Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line and video game tie-in.
tie-in. In 2019 [[Series/SwampThing2019 a new series]] was launched for Creator/DCUniverse.


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TooDumbToLive: Applies to the escaped convict in Issue 10, who sees Swamp Thing coming when he's caught attempting to strangle an old black woman, so he can steal her soup, and immediately thinks he can take him. Swamp Thing is over seven feet tall, weighs 547 lbs, and it is all "muscle."

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* TooDumbToLive: Applies to the escaped convict in Issue 10, who sees Swamp Thing coming when he's caught attempting to strangle an old black woman, so he can steal her soup, and immediately thinks he can take him. Swamp Thing is over seven feet tall, weighs 547 lbs, and it is all "muscle."


* TheUnfought: Nukeface from Allan Moore's legendary run. A mutated vagrant who lives off nuclear waste, Nukeface is an amicable guy who's too crazed to realize that he kills people just by being near them. In the space of two issues, he murders a man, destroys the Swamp Thing's body, irradiates a pregnant woman who was trying to help him -- and then simply leaves to find his next "fix."

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* TheUnfought: Nukeface from Allan Moore's legendary run. A mutated vagrant who lives off who's addicted to nuclear waste, Nukeface is an amicable guy who's too crazed to realize that he kills people die just by being near them. him. In the space of two issues, he murders unintentionally kills a man, destroys the Swamp Thing's body, irradiates a pregnant woman who was trying to help him -- and then simply leaves to find his next "fix."


%%* {{Cyberspace}}: The Metal

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%%* * {{Cyberspace}}: The Metal



* TooDumbToLive:
** When the Swamp Thing manages to enter Brujera's cave, they seem pretty confident that they can take him, since they are on their home turf. The problem was however [[IdiotBall that said cave was]] '''[[IdiotBall in the middle of a rain forest]]''', and [[GreenThumb Swampy]] proceeds to instantly butcher the lot of them. Actually, the mystics had protected their underground cave to where Swamp Thing couldn't get in as Constantine planned... but [[spoiler:the traitor [[MeaningfulName Judith]] had accidentally brought in a rainforest flower that Swamp Thing ''could'' possess]].
** Also applies to the escaped convict in Issue 10, who sees Swamp Thing coming when he's caught attempting to strangle an old black woman, so he can steal her soup, and immediately thinks he can take him. Swamp Thing is over seven feet tall, weighs 547 lbs, and it is all "muscle."

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* TooDumbToLive:
** When the Swamp Thing manages to enter Brujera's cave, they seem pretty confident that they can take him, since they are on their home turf. The problem was however [[IdiotBall that said cave was]] '''[[IdiotBall in the middle of a rain forest]]''', and [[GreenThumb Swampy]] proceeds to instantly butcher the lot of them. Actually, the mystics had protected their underground cave to where Swamp Thing couldn't get in as Constantine planned... but [[spoiler:the traitor [[MeaningfulName Judith]] had accidentally brought in a rainforest flower that Swamp Thing ''could'' possess]].
** Also applies
TooDumbToLive: Applies to the escaped convict in Issue 10, who sees Swamp Thing coming when he's caught attempting to strangle an old black woman, so he can steal her soup, and immediately thinks he can take him. Swamp Thing is over seven feet tall, weighs 547 lbs, and it is all "muscle."



%%* TricksterMentor: Constantine.

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%%* * TricksterMentor: Constantine.



%%* UnderTheSea: The Clear

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%%* * UnderTheSea: The ClearClear.
* TheUnfought: Nukeface from Allan Moore's legendary run. A mutated vagrant who lives off nuclear waste, Nukeface is an amicable guy who's too crazed to realize that he kills people just by being near them. In the space of two issues, he murders a man, destroys the Swamp Thing's body, irradiates a pregnant woman who was trying to help him -- and then simply leaves to find his next "fix."



* WickedCultured: In the cartoon the evil henchmen usually derisively called Swamp Thing "muck man". Arcane tended to go for the more erudite "muck-encrusted mockery of a man".

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* WickedCultured: In the cartoon the evil henchmen usually derisively called Swamp Thing "muck man". man." Arcane tended to go for the more erudite "muck-encrusted mockery of a man".man."


* BeastAndBeauty

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* BeastAndBeautyBeastAndBeauty: Abby and the Swamp Thing.


* LawyerFriendlyCameo: "Pog", whose title character was ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} in a spacesuit. Amusingly, Pog had a brief cameo in a later issue by another writer who didn't seem to recognize the reference.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: "Pog", whose title character was ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} in a spacesuit. There's even a reference to the ''Pogo'' Christmas song, "Deck the Halls With Boston Charlie." Amusingly, Pog had a brief cameo in a later issue by another writer who didn't seem to recognize the reference.referenced character.

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* TheQuietOne: Swamp Thing was one in his early days. It wasn't that he ''couldn't'' speak, just that it was difficult.


* {{Animorphism}}: People connected to The Red frequently have the ability to turn into or take on the powers of any kind of animal.



%%* {{Cyberspace}}: The Metal



* ElementalPowers: Though not the usual classical elemental types
** [[GreenThumb The Green]]
** [[{{Animorphism}} The Red]]
** [[MakeThemRot The Rot]]
** [[{{Cyberspace}} The Metal]]
** [[FesteringFungus The Grey]]
** [[UnderTheSea The Clear]]



* EvilCounterpart: Jason Woodrue
* EvilSorcerer: Arcane.

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* %%* EvilCounterpart: Jason Woodrue
* %%* EvilSorcerer: Arcane.



* FrankensteinsMonster: Patchwork Man.

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* FrankensteinsMonster: Patchwork Man.%%* FesteringFungus: The Grey



* GreenThumb: People who serve The Green, like Swamp Thing, have the ability to control plants.



* JuryOfTheDamned

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* %%* JuryOfTheDamned



%%* MakeThemRot: The Rot
%%* FrankensteinsMonster: Patchwork Man.



* PlantPerson

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* %%* PlantPerson



* RhymesOnADime: Etrigan

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* RhymesOnADime: EtriganEtrigan speaks exclusively in rhymes. It's a status thing among demons.



* TricksterMentor: Constantine.

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* %%* TricksterMentor: Constantine.


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%%* UnderTheSea: The Clear


* BreakoutCharacter: John Constantine.

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* BreakoutCharacter: John Constantine.A surly sorcerer by the name of ComicBook/JohnConstantine made his debut in Swamp Thing's series.

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* BotanicalAbomination: The Green is an elemental force which connects all forms of plant life on Earth in. It is governed by a group of plant elementals known as the Parliament of Trees, and usually selects a specific individual with a connection to the green to act as TheChampion to maintain balance on their behalf, Swamp Thing being their most famous champion.
** The Grey was an elemental force similar to the Green that formed on a far-off grey, alien planet. When such alien planet was destroyed, a fragmented meteor made from the remains of the planet landed on Earth, bringing what would later be known as the Fungal Kingdom with it. While the plants and fungi would live in relative peace, until Matango (a plant elemental and former member of the Parliament of Trees) defected to the Grey and tempted humanity with the Tree of Knowledge and fostered its potential to destroy, leading to hostility between the two forces of nature.


* AnthropomorphicPersonification

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* AnthropomorphicPersonificationAnimalMotifs: Flies, and Anton Arcane.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Swamp Thing, for plant life. The ''New 52'' storylines add representatives for animal life, decay, machine life, writing...



-->'''Swamp Thing: Fools'''. You are in a '''cave'''... beneath the '''clean earth'''... in the center... of a '''rainforest'''.... You... do not even... have a chance."

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-->'''Swamp Thing: Fools'''. You are in a '''cave'''... beneath the '''clean earth'''... in the center... of a '''rainforest'''.... You... do not even... have a chance."



* BloodierAndGorier: [[spoiler: The New 52 reboot series. Just... so damn much... especially... Abigail's severed head [[NauseaFuel and her spinal column, esophagus, and wind pipe being held by Anton Arcane...]].]]

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* BloodierAndGorier: [[spoiler: The New 52 reboot series. Just... so damn much... especially... Abigail's severed head [[NauseaFuel and her spinal column, esophagus, and wind pipe being held by Anton Arcane...]].]] ]
* BodyHorror: The Monkey King takes on the shape of its targets fears, but not very well, which just makes it all the more disturbing when it tries to look like Paul's mother.



* ComicBookDeath: Anton Arcane died in the last issue before Moore took over. Of course, in comic books, dead doesn't necessarily mean ''dead''.



* CurbStompBattle: Swamp Thing vs [[RealityWarper Anton Arcane]], Swamp Thing vs [[ReligionOfEvil the Brujera]], and Swamp Thing vs Franchise/{{Batman}}.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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Swamp Thing vs [[RealityWarper Anton Arcane]], Swamp Thing vs [[ReligionOfEvil the Brujera]], and Swamp Thing vs Franchise/{{Batman}}.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: Actually the TropeCodifier. During the arc where Swamp Thing holds Gotham City hostage until Abby is freed, enemies from the Sutherland Corporation bring in Luthor as a "consultant" who maps out how to destroy Swamp Thing. Luthor finishes his presentation 10 seconds early, just so the Sutherland people have enough time to write out his check.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: CutLexLuthorACheck:
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Actually the TropeCodifier. During the arc where Swamp Thing holds Gotham City hostage until Abby is freed, enemies from the Sutherland Sunderland Corporation bring in Luthor as a "consultant" who maps out how to destroy Swamp Thing. Luthor finishes his presentation 10 seconds early, just so the Sutherland Sunderland people have enough time to write out his check.check.
** Before that, the Sunderland corporation hires Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man, to assist them with examining Swampy's corpse. While they do cut him his check, Sutherland also decides to treat the former supervillain like crap. Not a good idea when the supervillain knows how to operate your computer controlled security system, which you've left unattended...



* DealWithTheDevil: Matt falls afoul of one, in the same issue Jason Blood tells Abigail about one he made with Etrigan, noting how it backfired - "A bargain with a demon is no bargain at all. Demons cheat. It's in their nature."



* DramaticIrony: As Matt is dying in a car crash, Abigail curses "damn you to hell, Matt Cable", for leaving her to deal with a demonic monkey monster on her own. Very poor choice of words, as it transpires.



* EvilUncle: Anton Arcane

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* EvilUncle: Anton ArcaneArcane, to Abigail.



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Before setting out into the night, we see what Matt Cable's watching on the TV - a documentary on flies.
** After Matt's car accident, Abby notes he's become a lot better, but they've been having a serious problems with flies lately.



* HeroicBSOD: Swamp Thing undergoes a major one after learning that he is the TomatoInTheMirror. Abby also has one after she realizes the AwfulTruth about her husband.

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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Swamp Thing undergoes a major one after learning that he is the TomatoInTheMirror. Abby also has one after she realizes the AwfulTruth about her husband.



* HopeSpot: In "A Time of Running...", Matt overcomes his guilt, gets in his car and prepares to go help Abby. But he's also blind drunk, and promptly crashes the car. It gets worse from there. [[DealWithTheDevil So very worse.]]



* MeaningfulName: The Sunderland corporation, who were not friends of nature.

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* MeaningfulName: TheManBehindTheMan: Once the Monkey King is caged, Etrigan hints to Abigail that someone let it lose. She doesn't suspect, but the readers do. [[spoiler:It's Arcane.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "The night can make a man see himself." [...] "The night can make a man more brave. But not more ''sober''."
* MeaningfulName:
** The title of Moore's first issue? "Loose Ends". As in tying up the last plot points of the previous writers.
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The Sunderland corporation, who were not friends of nature.



** In the first ever issue, the main thug responsible for killing Alec Holland tries to shoot Swamp Thing, not realizing he's ImmuneToBullets. "Die! (BLAM) (Swamp Thing approaches) Why won't you DIE! (BLAM BLAM) (Swamp Thing is face-to-face with him) DIE! (Click) Oh...my...God..."

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** In the first ever issue, the main thug responsible for killing Alec Holland tries to shoot Swamp Thing, not realizing he's ImmuneToBullets. "Die! (BLAM) (Swamp Thing approaches) Why won't you DIE! (BLAM BLAM) (Swamp Thing is face-to-face with him) DIE! (Click) Oh...my... my... God..."


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* RealityEnsues: Drunk driving at night will kill you, regardless of whether you're trying to make things up to your wife.


Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line.

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Besides the comic book series the character has appeared in a few other iterations such as a [[Film/SwampThing live action film]] and its [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing sequel]], a [[Series/SwampThing1990 live-action TV series]] and a short-lived AnimatedAdaptation that had its own toy line.
line and video game tie-in.


Swamp Thing is a comic book character created in 1972 by Len Wein and famed horror artist Bernie Wrightson. The Swamp Thing first appeared in a one-shot horror tale in ''House of Secrets'' #92 (June-July, 1971). He was then reworked as a character suitable for series appearances in ''Swamp Thing'' vol. 1 #1 (November, 1972). Both stories were co-created by Wein and Wrightson. He later appeared in [[Film/SwampThing two live]] [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing action movies]], a TV series, and a syndicated action cartoon. He has undergone numerous {{retcon}}s over the years by various authors looking to rejuvenate the series, but the definitive one came during Creator/AlanMoore's run on the series from 1983 through 1987, which was also his first American title, and his first for DC.

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Swamp Thing is a comic book character created in 1972 by Len Wein and famed horror artist Bernie Wrightson. The Swamp Thing first appeared in a one-shot horror tale in ''House of Secrets'' #92 (June-July, 1971). He was then reworked as a character suitable for series appearances in ''Swamp Thing'' vol. 1 #1 (November, 1972). Both stories were co-created by Wein and Wrightson. He later appeared in [[Film/SwampThing two live]] [[Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing action movies]], a TV series, and a syndicated action cartoon. He has undergone numerous {{retcon}}s over the years by various authors looking to rejuvenate the series, but the definitive one came during Creator/AlanMoore's run on the series from 1983 through 1987, which was also his first American title, and his first for DC.

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