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* '''Exaggerated''': Phylophobe drips his toxin on a blade of grass in an arboretum - a [[EnemyToAllLivingThings black wave spreads across the ground as every plant in a 100-yard radius dies off]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': Phylophobe drips his toxin on a blade of grass in an arboretum - a arboretum—a [[EnemyToAllLivingThings black wave spreads across the ground as every plant in a 100-yard radius dies off]].



** Doctor Phylophobe looks at the nearby potted plant meaningfully... [and then puts the toxin into another cup.]

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** Doctor Phylophobe looks at the nearby potted plant meaningfully... [and and then puts the toxin into another cup.]



** [[AteTheSpoon The other cup is reduced to a purple splotch.]] Carfully, Doctor Phylophobe picks up some of this goo in an eydropper, and uses THAT on the plant.

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** [[AteTheSpoon The other cup is reduced to a purple splotch.]] Carfully, Carefully, Doctor Phylophobe picks up some of this goo in an eydropper, eyedropper, and uses THAT on the plant.


** Doctor Phylophobe looks at the nearby potted plant meaningfully... [[and then puts the toxin into another cup.]

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** Doctor Phylophobe looks at the nearby potted plant meaningfully... [[and [and then puts the toxin into another cup.]

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** Doctor Phylophobe tests a substance for safety on a plant and notices the plant seems unaffected. He touches the substance itself and drops dead instantly.


* '''Discussed''': "Plants make excellent test subjects. [[PlayingWithSyringes They don't scream much, for one.]]

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* '''Discussed''': "Plants make excellent test subjects. [[PlayingWithSyringes They don't scream much, for one.]]]]"



* '''Deconstructed''': The toxin kills the plant instantly...but only gives humans a rash, because its effectiveness was based on how deadly to plants it was.

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* '''Deconstructed''': The toxin kills the plant instantly... but only gives humans a rash, because its effectiveness was based on how deadly to plants it was.



** Defoliation is a useful weapon in it's own right...particularly on enemy crops.

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** Defoliation is a useful weapon in it's own right... particularly on enemy crops.


* '''Zig Zagged''': Phylophobe tests his concoctions on whatever's nearby, including potted plants.... but also including [[PlantPeople unpotted plants]], small animals, large animals, [[DeathTrap nearby heroes]], distant heroes, other minions,[[BadBoss his own minions,]] and [[ProfessorGuineaPig himself.]]

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Phylophobe tests his concoctions on whatever's nearby, including potted plants.... but also including [[PlantPeople unpotted plants]], small animals, large animals, [[DeathTrap nearby heroes]], distant heroes, other minions,[[BadBoss minions, [[BadBoss his own minions,]] and [[ProfessorGuineaPig himself.]]


* '''Subverted''': The toxin does nothing, and the scientist angrily declares his return to the drawing board.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The toxin does nothing, and the scientist angrily declares his return to the drawing board.



* '''Double Subverted''': ...Then a fly lands on the plant, and dissolves.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ...Subverted''':
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Then a fly lands on the plant, and dissolves.



* '''Reconstructed''': After some further testing, it kills ''everything''.

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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After some further testing, it kills ''everything''.


** Doctor Phylophobe looks at the nearby potted plant meaningfully... [[and then puts the toxin into another cup.]



** [[AteTheSpoon The other cup is reduced to a purple splotch.]] Carfully, Doctor Phylophobe picks up some of this goo in an eydropper, and uses THAT on the plant.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Zagged''': Phylophobe tests his concoctions on whatever's nearby, including potted plants.... but also including [[PlantPeople unpotted plants]], small animals, large animals, [[DeathTrap nearby heroes]], distant heroes, other minions,[[BadBoss his own minions,]] and [[ProfessorGuineaPig himself.]]



* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???
Phylophobe's boss has potted plants in his room specifically for the doctor's benefit.
* '''Exploited''': ???Bob sabotages Phylophobe's efforts at funding by replacing the actual plant with a plastic one.



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
'''Discussed''': "Plants make excellent test subjects. [[PlayingWithSyringes They don't scream much, for one.]]
* '''Conversed''': ???"I used to wonder why they always tested poison on a plant if it's meant to kill people, but then I remembered how most herbicides would still kill YOU if they are drunk."


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** Defoliation is a useful weapon in it's own right...particularly on enemy crops.


* '''Inverted''':
** MadScientist Doctor Phylophobe demonstrates his new super''tonic'' by dropping a small amount on the leaf of a nearby dying pot plant, causing it to brighten and grow 3 feet on the spot.
** "Is the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopTown-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."

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* '''Inverted''':
** MadScientist Doctor Phylophobe demonstrates his new super''tonic'' by dropping a small amount on the leaf of a nearby dying pot plant, causing it to brighten and grow 3 feet on the spot.
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'''Inverted''': "Is the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopTown-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."


* '''Inverted''': "Is the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopTown-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."

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* '''Inverted''': "Is '''Inverted''':
** MadScientist Doctor Phylophobe demonstrates his new super''tonic'' by dropping a small amount on the leaf of a nearby dying pot plant, causing it to brighten and grow 3 feet on the spot.
**"Is
the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopTown-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."


* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???"You really think I'm going to test this stuff on a plant? We're trying to kill ''people'', not shrubbery."



* '''Deconstructed''': The toxin kills the plant instantly...but only gives humans a rash, because its effectiveness was based on how deadly to plants it was.
* '''Reconstructed''': After some further testing, it kills ''everything''.



%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???


* '''Straight''': MadScientist Doctor Phylophobe demonstrates his new supertoxin by dropping a small amount on the leaf of a nearby pot plant, causing it to shrivel up and die on the spot.

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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''':
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MadScientist Doctor Phylophobe demonstrates his new supertoxin by dropping a small amount on the leaf of a nearby pot plant, causing it to shrivel up and die on the spot.



Back to ThatPoorPlant.

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Back to ThatPoorPlant.ThatPoorPlant






%%* '''Implied''': ???



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ??? ???


* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Averted''': ???
Phylophobe starts to go into the gory details of his extensive AnimalTesting experiments, but his boss queasily announces that he'll take his word for its efficacy.
* '''Enforced''': ???
We need a visual demonstration of the effects, but we're not going to show AnimalTesting on a Saturday morning cartoon...
* '''Lampshaded''': ???"What do I care what it does to a frickin' rosebush? Does it work on ''people?''"


* '''Exaggerated''': The Doctor drips his toxin on a blade of grass in an arboretum - a [[EnemyToAllLivingThings black wave spreads across the ground as every plant in a 100-yard radius dies off]].

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** Dr. Hazel Roseflower demonstrates her health-boosting nanobots by introducing them to a blotchy, pest-eaten plant, which instantly begins repairing its damage and visibly growing larger, as dead caterpillars drop to the soil around it.
* '''Exaggerated''': The Doctor Phylophobe drips his toxin on a blade of grass in an arboretum - a [[EnemyToAllLivingThings black wave spreads across the ground as every plant in a 100-yard radius dies off]].


* '''Inverted''': "Is the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopVillage-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."

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* '''Inverted''': "Is the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopVillage-dwellers!" TreetopTown-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."

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'''Basic Trope''': The effect something has on living beings is demonstrated by its effect on a plant.
* '''Straight''': MadScientist Doctor Phylophobe demonstrates his new supertoxin by dropping a small amount on the leaf of a nearby pot plant, causing it to shrivel up and die on the spot.
* '''Exaggerated''': The Doctor drips his toxin on a blade of grass in an arboretum - a [[EnemyToAllLivingThings black wave spreads across the ground as every plant in a 100-yard radius dies off]].
* '''Downplayed''': Nothing happens, at first. Then the Doctor produces OneIPreparedEarlier, which is blackened and wilted.
* '''Justified''': The scientist is developing an Agent Orange-esque fast-acting herbicide. Killing plants is precisely what it's designed to do.
* '''Inverted''': "Is the herbicide ready, doctor? We must drive out the TreetopVillage-dwellers!" "[[HerrDoktor It seems to be vorking]] beyond my vildest predictions! It efen effects animal life - observe ze effect on zis hamster..."
* '''Subverted''': The toxin does nothing, and the scientist angrily declares his return to the drawing board.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Then a fly lands on the plant, and dissolves.
* '''Parodied''': The Board of Evil Financiers crowd around the plant on the desk with bated breath as the scientist drips a purple liquid on its leaves. He looks up, puzzled. "Oh, zis? No, zis is just to get rid of ze aphids. I asked you here to see my Death Ray..."
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
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