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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': The black and white fungus heartless.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': The black Black and white fungus heartless.White Fungus Heartless.


* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'': ComicBook/Poison Ivy often grows her own army of mooks. It's also a particularly handy way to get around her disdain for men.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'': ComicBook/Poison Ivy ComicBook/PoisonIvy often grows her own army of mooks. It's also a particularly handy way to get around her disdain for men.


* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'': Poison Ivy often grows her own army of mooks. It's also a particularly handy way to get around her disdain for men.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'': Poison ComicBook/Poison Ivy often grows her own army of mooks. It's also a particularly handy way to get around her disdain for men.


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-->--''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}''



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* The first ''Anime/SailorMoon'' film deals with a plant monster named Kisenian. She created several plant mooks that were a big trouble for the Sailor Senshi since they just kept growing from the soil and thus were very hard to defeat.
* The saibamen from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' are used by Saiyans as sparring partners and low-level infantry. Six are unleashed on Earth by Nappa, who plants their seeds in the ground. They are defeated by the Z Fighters, but manage to take at least one with them.

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* The first ''Anime/SailorMoon'' film deals ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': Puppetmon, the Dark Master who rules over Spiral Mountain's forested areas, often makes use of large numbers of plant-based Digimon such as Woodmon and [=RedVegiemon=] -- roughly humanoid tree stumps and hopping fruit with a plant monster named Kisenian. She created several plant mooks that were a big trouble for the Sailor Senshi since they just kept growing from the soil and thus were very hard to defeat.
tentacles, respectively -- as low-level henchmen.
* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': The saibamen from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' are used by Saiyans as sparring partners and low-level infantry. Six are unleashed on Earth by Nappa, who plants their seeds in the ground. They are defeated by the Z Fighters, but manage to take at least one with them.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The first film deals with a plant monster named Kisenian. She created several plant mooks that were a big trouble for the Sailor Senshi since they just kept growing from the soil and thus were very hard to defeat.



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* ComicBook/{{Batman}} villainess Poison Ivy often grows her own army of mooks. It's also a particularly handy way to get around her disdain for men.

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* ComicBook/{{Batman}} villainess ''ComicBook/AstroCity'': In one story, the villainous group Pyramid was growing an army of plant-soldiers inside a secret creche in Burma, only to be stopped by the Point Man. Another story refers to plant-based ArtificialHumans created with technology from the Garden Gnome.
* ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'':
Poison Ivy often grows her own army of mooks. It's also a particularly handy way to get around her disdain for men.



* In one ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story, the villainous group Pyramid was growing an army of plant-soldiers inside a secret creche in Burma, only to be stopped by the Point Man. Another story refers to plant-based ArtificialHumans created with technology from the Garden Gnome.



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* Though it's never stated in the movies themselves, Gru's minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' were originally supposed to be genetically modified kernels of corn. They've later been retconned into a preexisting race of yellow corn-like things.

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* Though ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Although it's never stated in the movies themselves, Gru's minions from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' were originally supposed to be genetically modified kernels of corn. They've later been retconned into a preexisting race of yellow corn-like things.
things.



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* The Sentries from ''Film/{{Maleficent}},'' who resemble tall, wooden soldiers with demonic faces, and ride on huge boars.

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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': The Sentries from ''Film/{{Maleficent}},'' who resemble tall, wooden soldiers with demonic faces, and ride on huge boars.






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* In ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/Dota2'', Malfurion, Nature's Prophet, can turn trees into an army of small treants. They are most often used as cannon fodder to soak up the attacks of towers, which makes him one of the most efficient heroes for destroying buildings.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'': A variation occurs where you can get special seeds which, when planted, produces a pet-like minion.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Germination}}'': Every enemy (except for the boss).
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': The black and white fungus heartless.
* ''VideoGame/TheMunchables'': The Space Pirates are all based on food and other edible plant stuff. It also proves to be their downfall, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion because why would anyone want to invade a planet home to the biggest eaters in the galaxy when their entire army is edible?]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'': If your enemy isn't a classic video game mook, a fear-striking mech, or an {{Eldritch Abomination}}, this is probably the kind of mook you're fighting.



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies,'' where you'll grow an army of plants to defend your home against invading zombies.
** But played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare 2'', which introduces the Weeds- the plant-counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them.
* The entire space pirate army from ''{{VideoGame/The Munchables}}'' are all based on food and other edible plant stuff. It also proves to be their downfall, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion because why would anyone want to invade a planet home to the biggest eaters in the galaxy when their entire army is edible?]]
* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV,'' where you can get special seeds which, when planted, produces a pet-like minion.
* Several of the enemies from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series qualify, such as the Goombas, Piranha Plants, and Pokeys. And the Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom count as a heroic example.
* The black and white fungus heartless in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.

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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'':
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Inverted in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies,'' the first game, where you'll grow an army of plants to defend your home against invading zombies.
zombies -- in this case, ''you're'' the one sending the Plant Mooks out against your foes.
** But played Played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare 2'', which introduces the Weeds- Weeds -- the plant-counterparts plant counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players Zombies and emeries for players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them.
* The entire space pirate army from ''{{VideoGame/The Munchables}}'' are all based on food and other edible plant stuff. It also proves to be their downfall, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion because why would anyone want to invade a planet home to the biggest eaters in the galaxy when their entire army is edible?]]
* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV,'' where you can get special seeds which, when planted, produces a pet-like minion.
* Several of the enemies from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series qualify, such as the Goombas, Piranha Plants, and Pokeys. And the Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom count as a heroic example.
* The black and white fungus heartless in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.
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* In ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and its sequel ''[[{{VideoGame/Dota2}} Dota 2]]'', Malfurion, Nature's Prophet, can turn trees into an army of small treants. They are most often used as cannon fodder to soak up the attacks of towers, which makes him one of the most efficient heroes for destroying buildings.
* If your enemy isn't a classic video game mook, a fear-striking mech, or an {{Eldritch Abomination}}, this is probably the kind of mook you're fighting in the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' franchise.
* Every enemy (except for the boss) in ''VideoGame/{{Germination}}''

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* In ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and its sequel ''[[{{VideoGame/Dota2}} Dota 2]]'', Malfurion, Nature's Prophet, can turn trees into an army of small treants. They are most often used as cannon fodder to soak up the attacks of towers, which makes him one ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Several of the most efficient heroes for destroying buildings.
* If your enemy isn't a classic video game mook, a fear-striking mech, or an {{Eldritch Abomination}}, this is probably
enemies from the kind of mook you're fighting in series, such as the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' franchise.
* Every enemy (except for
Goombas, Piranha Plants, and Pokeys, are various sorts of plant creatures sent by the boss) in ''VideoGame/{{Germination}}''
bad guy of the week against the Mario Bros.



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* Bushroot from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' tends to use plants as {{Mooks}} because he's a [[PlantPerson plant duck.]]
* Dr. Viper is a recurring villain in Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' universe. In the episode "Destructive Nature", he takes over an entire skyscraper using mutant plant creatures which he refers to as Plantimals. His mushroom monster assistant in the episode "Katastrophe" may also count.
* The Apocazons from ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' can custom-grow plants to meet any need. Some of these extend kudzu-like tendrils to ensnare adversaries, while others can jettison toxic thorns. One variety even manages to bring down the Loonatics aircraft.
* MadScientist Doctor Greenthumb sought to create an army of plant-creatures in the ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'' episode "A Greenthumb Is Not A Goldfinger." His EvilPlan never made it out of beta.
* When a [[GreenRocks glowing meteor]] lands on their home world, ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' find themselves battling common, harmless flora suddenly gone monstrous, aggressive and hostile.
* Pottsylvania spies Boris and Natasha from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' attempt to subjugate the United States by introducing the Pottsylvania Creeper to American soil. The creeper can withstand any abuse meant to kill or disable it, and it soon launches a missile made of its own tendrils that spreads thousands of its seeds across the nation. Oh, and the creeper also ''eats people''.
* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, [[LamarckWasRight like his mother before him]], has [[GreenThumb control over plants]] which includes creating mobile creatures from them. Steven discovered this in the episode "Watermelon Steven", when he accidentally grows a bunch of watermelons seeds into watermelon people that looks like him. Unfortunately, they're only sentient enough to see people as threats, regardless of Steven's orders, at least until [[spoiler: one of them sacrifices itself to stop the fighting]]. Steven convinces the Steven-Melons to leave Beach City, and we find out what became of them in the season 3 premiere "Super Watermelon Island".
* The page illustration are of the Fftssfft from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' episode "To Save Deej". Known as "dandelion warriors", they are a semi-sapient botanical species characterized by sharp yellow quills.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': Bushroot from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' tends to use plants as {{Mooks}} because he's a [[PlantPerson plant duck.]]
duck]] himself.
* Dr. Viper is a recurring villain in Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' universe. In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'': The page illustration are of the episode "Destructive Nature", he takes over an entire skyscraper using mutant plant Fftssfft from "To Save Deej". Known as "dandelion warriors", they are a semi-sapient botanical species characterized by sharp yellow quills.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'': When a [[GreenRocks glowing meteor]] lands on their home world, the titular
creatures which he refers find themselves battling common, harmless flora suddenly gone monstrous, aggressive and hostile.
* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'': [[[MadScientist Doctor Greenthumb]] sought
to as Plantimals. His mushroom monster assistant create an army of plant-creatures in the episode "Katastrophe" may also count.
"A Greenthumb Is Not A Goldfinger." His EvilPlan never made it out of beta.
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'': The Apocazons from ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' can custom-grow plants to meet any need. Some of these extend kudzu-like tendrils to ensnare adversaries, while others can jettison toxic thorns. One variety even manages to bring down the Loonatics aircraft.
* MadScientist Doctor Greenthumb sought to create an army of plant-creatures in the ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats'' episode "A Greenthumb Is Not A Goldfinger." His EvilPlan never made it out of beta.
* When a [[GreenRocks glowing meteor]] lands on their home world, ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' find themselves battling common, harmless flora suddenly gone monstrous, aggressive and hostile.
* Pottsylvania
''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': The Pottsylvanian spies Boris and Natasha from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' attempt to subjugate the United States by introducing the Pottsylvania Creeper to American soil. The creeper can withstand any abuse meant to kill or disable it, and it soon launches a missile made of its own tendrils that spreads thousands of its seeds across the nation. Oh, and the creeper also ''eats people''.
* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Steven, [[LamarckWasRight like his mother before him]], has [[GreenThumb control over plants]] which includes creating that allows him to create mobile creatures from them. Steven discovered this in the episode "Watermelon Steven", when he accidentally grows a bunch of watermelons seeds into watermelon people that looks look like him. Unfortunately, they're only sentient enough to see people as threats, regardless of Steven's orders, at least until [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of them sacrifices itself to stop the fighting]]. Steven convinces the Steven-Melons to leave Beach City, and we find out what became of them in the season 3 premiere "Super Watermelon Island".
* The page illustration are of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'': In the Fftssfft from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' episode "To Save Deej". Known "Destructive Nature", Dr. Viper takes over an entire skyscraper using mutant plant creatures which he refers to as "dandelion warriors", they are a semi-sapient botanical species characterized by sharp yellow quills.
Plantimals. His mushroom monster assistant in the episode "Katastrophe" may also count.


Need an army of disposable {{Mooks}} but can't be bothered to [[PunchClockVillain pay them]] or [[MechaMooks build them?]] Maybe you can give your green thumb a workout and grow your own -- all you need is some soil, some sunlight, and a little AppliedPhlebotinum, and a bumper crop of minions awaits.

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Need an army of disposable {{Mooks}} but can't be bothered to [[PunchClockVillain pay them]] or [[MechaMooks build them?]] Maybe you can give your green thumb GreenThumb a workout and grow your own -- all you need is some soil, some sunlight, and a little AppliedPhlebotinum, and a bumper crop of minions awaits.


* The entire space pirate army from ''{{VideoGame/Munchables}}'' are all based on food and other edible plant stuff. It also proves to be their downfall, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion because why would anyone want to invade a planet home to the biggest eaters in the galaxy when their entire army is edible?]]

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* The entire space pirate army from ''{{VideoGame/Munchables}}'' ''{{VideoGame/The Munchables}}'' are all based on food and other edible plant stuff. It also proves to be their downfall, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion because why would anyone want to invade a planet home to the biggest eaters in the galaxy when their entire army is edible?]]

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* The entire space pirate army from ''{{VideoGame/Munchables}}'' are all based on food and other edible plant stuff. It also proves to be their downfall, [[EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion because why would anyone want to invade a planet home to the biggest eaters in the galaxy when their entire army is edible?]]



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* Every enemy (except for the boss) in ''VideoGame/{{Germination}}''


** But played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare 2'', which introduces the Weeds- the plant-counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them. They can even fight the Spawnable Zombies.

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** But played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare 2'', which introduces the Weeds- the plant-counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them. They can even fight the Spawnable Zombies.


** But played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare2'', which introduces the Weeds- the plant-counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them. They can even fight the Spawnable Zombies.

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** But played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare2'', ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare 2'', which introduces the Weeds- the plant-counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them. They can even fight the Spawnable Zombies.

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** But played straight in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare2'', which introduces the Weeds- the plant-counterparts to the Spawnable Zombies. Players on the Zombie side can shoot Weeds, blow them up, burn them, freeze them, ''and'' shock them. They can even fight the Spawnable Zombies.


* Though it's never stated in the movies themselves, Gru's minions from ''Film/DespicableMe'' were originally supposed to be genetically modified kernels of corn. They've later been retconned into a preexisting race of yellow corn-like things.

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* Though it's never stated in the movies themselves, Gru's minions from ''Film/DespicableMe'' ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' were originally supposed to be genetically modified kernels of corn. They've later been retconned into a preexisting race of yellow corn-like things.



* If your enemy isn't a classic video game mook, a fear-striking mech, or an {{Eldritch Abomination}}, this is probably the kind of mook you're fighting in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' franchise.

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* If your enemy isn't a classic video game mook, a fear-striking mech, or an {{Eldritch Abomination}}, this is probably the kind of mook you're fighting in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' franchise.


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* The Sentries from ''Film/{{Maleficent}},'' who resemble tall, wooden soldiers with demonic faces, and ride on huge boars.
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheKillerTomatoes'' has the Tomato Transformation device, which turns tomatoes into people.

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* The Sentries from ''Film/{{Maleficent}},'' who resemble tall, wooden soldiers with demonic faces, and ride on huge boars.
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheKillerTomatoes'' has the Tomato Transformation device, which turns tomatoes into people.


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* The Sentries from ''Film/{{Maleficent}},'' who resemble tall, wooden soldiers with demonic faces, and ride on huge boars.
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheKillerTomatoes'' has the Tomato Transformation device, which turns tomatoes into people.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' is about leading an army of the titular plant/animal-like creatures to ensure your survival and prosperity.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' is about leading an army of the titular plant/animal-like creatures to ensure your survival and prosperity.



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* The page illustration are of the Fftssfft from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' episode "To Save Deej". Known as "dandelion warriors", they are a semi-sapient botanical species characterized by sharp yellow quills.

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* The page illustration are of the Fftssfft from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' episode "To Save Deej". Known as "dandelion warriors", they are a semi-sapient botanical species characterized by sharp yellow quills.quills.

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