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* Matt Bellamy of {{Music/Muse}} claims to have written "Plug In Baby" whilst on Magic Mushrooms...which explains its WordSaladLyrics.


*** S4 ''The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth''. One room had mushrooms which gave special benefits if eaten. Red ones cured one HitPoint of damage, purple ones granted infravision and yellow-gray ones gave immunity to poison for a time.
*** [=EX1=] ''Dungeonland'' has several types of fungi, including Death Angel (touching caused death), Cup Fungi (touching caused acid damage), Giant Puffball (exploded if struck or punctured), Horsetail Mushroom (if eaten, doubled the rate of recovery of HitPoints and movement speed for 10 minutes) and Toadstool (If touched, turned into a Giant Toad and attacked).
*** S3 ''Expedition to the Barrier Peaks''. One area of the crashed starship had fungi with rose and cerise branches. Any creature that consumed it would move at double normal speed for two minutes.
** Basic D&D adventure O2 ''Blade of Vengeance'' had 5 types of magical mushrooms. Eating one of the first four types had the same effect as casting the spell Neutralize Poison, Haste, Clairvoyance or Cure Light Wounds on the eater, and the last type was so nourishing that eating it was the equivalent of a full meal.

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*** S4 ''The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth''. One room had has mushrooms which gave give special benefits if eaten. Red ones cured cure one HitPoint of damage, purple ones granted grant infravision and yellow-gray ones gave give immunity to poison for a time.
*** [=EX1=] ''Dungeonland'' has several types of fungi, including Death Angel (touching caused them causes death), Cup Fungi (touching caused cause acid damage), Giant Puffball (exploded (explode if struck or punctured), Horsetail Mushroom (if eaten, doubled double the rate of recovery of HitPoints and movement speed for 10 minutes) and Toadstool (If touched, turned turn into a Giant Toad and attacked).
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*** S3 ''Expedition to the Barrier Peaks''. One area of the crashed starship had has fungi with rose and cerise branches. Any creature that consumed consumes it would will move at double normal speed for two minutes.
** Basic D&D adventure O2 ''Blade of Vengeance'' had has 5 types of magical mushrooms. Eating one of the first four types had has the same effect as casting the spell Neutralize Poison, Haste, Clairvoyance or Cure Light Wounds on the eater, and the last type was is so nourishing that eating it was is the equivalent of a full meal.


** Gen VI's Morelull is part Fairy-type and appears to be a walking cluster of fungus [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypha hyphae]] with three mushrooms sprouting from the top. They glow in the dark -- staring at their lights induces sleepiness -- but it's not known what happens if you eat their mushrooms.

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** Gen VI's VII's Morelull is part Fairy-type and appears to be a walking cluster of fungus [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypha hyphae]] with three mushrooms sprouting from the top. They glow in the dark -- staring at their lights induces sleepiness -- but it's not known what happens if you eat their mushrooms.


* Various mushrooms can be used with [[ItemCrafting Alchemy]] in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' (or eaten raw) for different effects. Played realistically, as the mushrooms also have various negative effects in addition to positive, depending on how you mix the potion.

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* Various mushrooms can be used with [[ItemCrafting Alchemy]] in In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' (or eaten raw) for different effects. series, mushrooms and other fungi are common ingredients in [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]], used to [[ItemCrafting craft]] both [[PotionBrewingMechanic potions and poisons]]. Played realistically, as the mushrooms also often have various negative effects in addition to positive, depending on how you mix the potion.potion.

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* The Fungus talent category in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal'' is a mix of this and FesteringFungus. Fungal talents are all based on regeneration effects; extending their duration, gaining an ExtraTurn when a regeneration effect starts, recovering [[{{Mana}} Equilibrium]] while regenerating, etc.


* Used to horrific effect in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'', where a rocket test GoneHorriblyWrong creates an EldritchAbomination that WasOnceAMan[[note]]or rather two men and a woman[[/note]] that constantly spreads a FesteringFungus everywhere. The EldritchAbomination in question is a massive humanoid covered in thousands of alien mushrooms that compels everyone around it to worship it.

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* Used to horrific effect in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'', where a rocket test GoneHorriblyWrong creates an EldritchAbomination that WasOnceAMan[[note]]or rather two men and a woman[[/note]] that constantly spreads a FesteringFungus everywhere. The EldritchAbomination in question is a massive humanoid covered in thousands of alien mushrooms that compels everyone around it to worship it. Before the scientists studying it began taking anti-fungal medications, several of them died because it began to spawn ''hundreds of fungal growths shaped like human heads inside their bodies''.


%%* Used to disgusting effect in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}''.

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%%* * Used to disgusting horrific effect in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}''.''ComicBook/{{Supergod}}'', where a rocket test GoneHorriblyWrong creates an EldritchAbomination that WasOnceAMan[[note]]or rather two men and a woman[[/note]] that constantly spreads a FesteringFungus everywhere. The EldritchAbomination in question is a massive humanoid covered in thousands of alien mushrooms that compels everyone around it to worship it.


In RealLife, mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi comprise a ''vast'' array of types and genera. While a few are cultivated for food, and some for medicinal or religious (or [[MushroomSamba hallucinogenic]]) purposes, others are so toxic they are outright lethal, so one should '''never''' assume that a mushroom found in the wild is safe to eat without consulting a reference book (or better yet, a trained expert who can distinguish between seemingly identical specimens). Sometimes the visible mushrooms are actually just the tip of a proverbial iceberg, with the majority of the organism being a large underground colony of fungus. Some colonies can be counted as one of the largest communal organisms on the planet. And the ability of fungi to reproduce via infectious microscopic spores allows them to grow in just about any environment (including ''inside living bodies''), and can make it nearly impossible to get rid of a fungus infestation.

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In RealLife, mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi comprise a ''vast'' array of types and genera. While a few are cultivated for food, and some for medicinal or religious (or [[MushroomSamba hallucinogenic]]) purposes, others are so toxic they are outright lethal, so one should '''never''' assume that a mushroom found in the wild is safe to eat without consulting a reference book (or better yet, a trained expert who can distinguish between seemingly identical specimens). Sometimes Further, the visible mushrooms are actually just the tip of a proverbial iceberg, with the vast majority of the organism being a large underground colony of fungus.microscopic, threadlike hyphae. Some colonies can be counted as one of the largest communal organisms on the planet. And the ability of fungi to reproduce via infectious microscopic spores allows them to grow in just about any environment (including ''inside living bodies''), and can make it nearly impossible to get rid of a fungus infestation.

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* ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'': During their stay with the [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]], the party are presented with a pot of pickled fly agarics. Suspicious that the trolls are trying to pull something funny -- also, the stuff looks disgusting -- , Shelena declares that since Veres is [[BigEater always hungry]], he may have the entire pot. Eating it all makes him so sleepy, he cannot attend the trolls' grand spirit ceremony, but scrashes it midway behaving like he's either possessed or hallucinating. Turns out, the trolls never meant to poison the heroes. Instead, fly agaric is a rare delicacy for them and that was the last pot their leader had stashed away and it wouldn't have had any major effects has Veres not eaten the entire pot.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has the mushrooms of Tanetane Island. Suffice to say, your party is [[{{Railroading}} railroaded]] into eating them, and creepy hallucinations ensue.


In RealLife, Mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi comprise a ''vast'' array of types and genera. While a few are cultivated for food, and some for medicinal or religious (or [[MushroomSamba hallucenogenic]]) purposes, others are ''so'' toxic they are outright lethal, so one should '''never''' assume that a mushroom found in the wild is safe to eat without consulting a reference book (or better yet, a trained expert who can distinguish between seemingly identical specimens). Sometimes the visible mushrooms are actually just the tip of a proverbial iceberg, with the majority of the organism being a large underground colony of fungus. Some colonies can be counted as one of the largest communal organisms on the planet. And the ability of fungi to reproduce via infectious microscopic spores allows them to grow in just about any environment (including ''inside living bodies''), and can make it nearly impossible to get rid of a fungus infestation.

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In RealLife, Mushrooms, mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi comprise a ''vast'' array of types and genera. While a few are cultivated for food, and some for medicinal or religious (or [[MushroomSamba hallucenogenic]]) hallucinogenic]]) purposes, others are ''so'' so toxic they are outright lethal, so one should '''never''' assume that a mushroom found in the wild is safe to eat without consulting a reference book (or better yet, a trained expert who can distinguish between seemingly identical specimens). Sometimes the visible mushrooms are actually just the tip of a proverbial iceberg, with the majority of the organism being a large underground colony of fungus. Some colonies can be counted as one of the largest communal organisms on the planet. And the ability of fungi to reproduce via infectious microscopic spores allows them to grow in just about any environment (including ''inside living bodies''), and can make it nearly impossible to get rid of a fungus infestation.


** Gen VI's Morelull appears to be a walking cluster of fungus [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypha hyphae]] with three mushrooms sprouting from the top. They glow in the dark -- staring at their lights induces sleepiness -- but it's not known what happens if you eat their mushrooms.

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** Gen VI's Morelull is part Fairy-type and appears to be a walking cluster of fungus [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypha hyphae]] with three mushrooms sprouting from the top. They glow in the dark -- staring at their lights induces sleepiness -- but it's not known what happens if you eat their mushrooms.


* The {{Pokemon}} Paras is an insect-like creature with a pair of mushrooms growing on its back. In its evolved form Parasect, the mushrooms have merged into a single cap and ''taken over the bug's higher brain functions''.

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* The {{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Paras is an insect-like creature with a pair of mushrooms growing on its back. In its evolved form Parasect, the mushrooms have merged into a single cap and ''taken over the bug's higher brain functions''.



** There are also several mushroom items, but they mostly serve as VendorTrash.

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** Gen VI's Morelull appears to be a walking cluster of fungus [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypha hyphae]] with three mushrooms sprouting from the top. They glow in the dark -- staring at their lights induces sleepiness -- but it's not known what happens if you eat their mushrooms.
** There are also several mushroom items, but they mostly just serve as VendorTrash.


* There's a class of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomopathogenic_fungus entomopathogenic fungi]] that act as mind control parasites.

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* There's a class of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomopathogenic_fungus entomopathogenic fungi]] that act as mind control parasites. Of these, the most studied is commonly known as the "zombie ant fungus".

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* There's a class of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomopathogenic_fungus entomopathogenic fungi]] that act as mind control parasites.
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