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The Botanist

Real Name
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Professor Phineas P. Pines
Current Alias
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The Botanist

Aliases
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Floros, the Highest Prodigy of All Things Plant, King Botanico, King Vegetabilia, the Bloodthirsty Botanist, the Plant Man, Plantman, the Plant Master, the Prince of the Plants, Professor Plant, the Plant Prince, Admiral Algae, Boss Botanist, Flora, the Forest, the Fiendish Forest, the Fiendish Fungi, the Fungus Fiend, the Jungle, the Wicked Weed, the Wicked Wood, the Wood, the Woodsman


Alignment
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Affiliation
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The Anti-Animal Alliance, father of the "Seedlings" (partnership with Seed, Spore, and Flornios); Former partnership with offspring Pollen; former partnership with the Veterinarian; former member of the Minions of Malevolence

Relatives
Seed ("offspring"), Pollen ("offspring"), Spore ("offspring"); unnamed mortal father and mother (presumed deceased); Floros (spiritual ancestor, deceased), Gaia (Mother Nature, "creator"); considers all plants, trees, flowers, fungi, algae, and vegetation to be his brethren and subjects


Base Of Operations
The Greenhouse, two bases, one in an alternate dimension not unlike the Zoologist's Zoo dimension, and one underneath an underground lake on Earth.

Characteristics
Gender
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Height
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Variable

Weight
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Variable

Eyes
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Black, w/ green pupils

Hair
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Brown, (wooden spiked mohawk)

Unusual Features
The Botanist, in his new, “normal” form, possesses a green body composed of vines, grass, and leaves, black eyes with luminescent green pupils, a venus flytrap-esque "mustache" for his upper lip, seven wooden spiked mohawks adorning the middle of his entire head, vines composing his neck and limbs, a light-green, flower bud-like vest with a brown, wooden torso underneath, and brown, pointed wooden shoes

Status

Marital Status
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Occupation
God, ruler, creator, and protector of the plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms, would-be natural world conqueror, professional criminal, serial killer, botanist, highest prodigy of all things plant, fungi, and algae; former horticulturist, floriculturist, gardener, professor at Yale University

Education
Doctorates in all fields of botany, plant sciences, floriculture, horticulture, etc.

Origin
Origin

Place of Birth


First appearance

The Zoologist, King of the Animals #1 (First appearance of Prof. Phineas P. Pines); The Zoologist, King of the Animals #7 (First appearance of the Botanist)


History


The evil amalgamation of the jealous plant god Floros and the insane botanist Professor Phineas P. Pines, the Botanist is the Highest Prodigy on All Things Plant, master of all plants, fungi, and algae, and the Zoologist's greatest, baddest, and deadliest archnemesis. Possesses complete and total mastery over the entire plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms. Devoid of any morality towards humans or any animals, the Botanist stops at nothing in his attempts to destroy the Zoologist in any way, along with the entire animal kingdom. His ultimate goal is to destroy Mother Nature and take over all the natural world in order to make the universe a better place for all plants, fungi, and algae. He resides within the Greenhouse, an underground plant paradise with its own artificial sun and virtually every species of plant, fungi, and algae residing there. Leader and founder of the Anti-Animal Alliance, creator of the Animal Assassin, "father" of his "Seedlings", and member of the Dark Overlord's Minions of Malevolence.

The Beginning of the Plant Kingdom

Exactly 3.7 billion years ago, when the Earth was still very young, its creator Gaia, also known as Mother Nature, gave birth to two sons, who became the first two actual living organisms. She named the two Floros and Faunos. They were granted incredible power and made gods, creators, and protectors of the universe’s life. While Floros would create, protect, and rule over the plants, fungi, and algae of the universe, Faunos created, protected, and ruled over the animals, bacteria, and protozoa of the universe. As millions of years passed, the two watched as their creations evolved from single-celled organisms to wondrous, incredible organisms of complexity and beauty.

However, the plant god, Floros, soon began to grow weary of constantly being forced to create what Mother Nature directed him to create and soon began plotting of rebellion. When he asked Faunos to join him in the rebellion, however, Faunos staunchly refused and subsequently told Mother Nature. Mother Nature, enraged, punished Floros by placing him on the moon. Floros then began plotting to take revenge on Faunos by commanding his “children” to attack any animal on sight. As they did as he commanded, many animals were killed, eventually causing the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Faunos, outraged in return by this affront, commanded all animals to attack the plants, even though Mother Nature ordered him to stand down. Eventually, a war began between the two kingdoms, ending only when Mother Nature quelled the fighting by destroying the two gods bodies and absorbing their life forces and encasing them in separated gems, green for Floros, red for Faunos. She then placed them into two separate caves, opposite to one another, in what would become South America, leaving them there for all of eternity while she continued to let the two kingdoms evolve in peace.

Professor Phineas P. Pines, the Highest Prodigy of All Things Plant

Many millions of years later, however, Professor Phineas P. Pines is born at the beginning of the 20th century. Born with a green thumb, Phineas developed a love for all plants, flowers, trees, vegetables, fungi, and algae and wished to learn everything he could about them. Reading everything about plants and the like, Phineas sometimes wished he was as handsome as a rose or as strong as a sequoia. However, his abusive father considered him a pathetic excuse for a son, and thought his love for flowers and nature was obscene. Shaking off his father’s words, as well as his beatings, he obtained doctorates in all fields of plant sciences and quickly became a respected member of the botanical community and a professor of botany, at Yale University. However, that was before being kicked out for his dangerous experiments in attempts to animate plants which damaged half the premises and killed over twenty students.

A wealthy individual but deep-rooted in an inferiority complex and a severe jealously streak, Phineas was constantly at odds with fellow scientist and renowned zoologist Dr. Alan Douglas, whom he had known since middle school. Completely jealous of Alan’s fame, wealth, and happiness, as well as completely consumed by hatred against animals, Phineas hated Alan with great intensity, which continued to grow for years. This reached a whole new level when he learned that his high school crush, Alexandria Dawson, was engaged to Alan. Pushed to the brink of insanity, Phineas was determined to make Alan suffer. Devising a plot to win Alexandria over and kill Alan in the process, Phineas offered Alan and Alexandria an all-expense paid study and vacation in the Amazon rainforest of South America. Thrilled by the offer, Alan and Alexandria accepted, much to Phineas’ pleasure. In the rainforest, Phineas began his tour of South America, determined to kill Alan in the process by losing him in the jungle.

A Weed is Planted

Later that day, a heavy storm began to batter the rainforest, and Phineas began to lead Alexandria away from Alan, who was busy observing birds. Alexandria wished to find Alan but Phineas assured her that Alan would be fine (while secretly hoping he wouldn’t be). Returning to camp, Alexandria and Phineas were unaware of where Alan was located, and after the storm was over, Alexandria was determined to find him. Phineas, however, led her astray by continuing his tour, assuring her they would probably run into Alan in the process. However, that changed when they stumbled upon a large temple. Asking Alexandria to wait outside, in case there was any danger, Phineas entered the temple. Inside, the room was vast, but empty, covered entirely in massive vines, all except for a lone podium that had a brilliant-looking green gem. Awed by its beauty and seemingly forced to touch it, a strange form of green radiation bombarded him, and he slowly began to transform. His body became green and plantlike and his body, mind, and spirit became one with the plant kingdom and he began to realize that he was to be king of the plants, and the king of the world. Insanity filled his every thought.

Alexandria came to see what happened and was shocked to see Phineas transformed. He immediately realized what he could do, albeit insane, and transformed into a cactus humanoid to attack Alexandria, believing now that humans, being animals, were unfit to live in the new world he was going to create. Alan, meanwhile, having transformed before into an Animal Man in another temple nearby, heard Alexandria scream and saw the other temple. He found Alexandria being attacked by Phineas, and Alan slowly began to realize what has happened. Phineas, who was shocked and angry to see Alan alive, attacked him. Alan, however, had also found an artifact just like Phineas’ and was transformed into the king of the animal kingdom and Phineas fought a savage battle which ended when Alan transformed into an amoeba and entering Phineas's body, and then becoming a blue whale.

A Menace for All Animal-Kind

After the fight was over, Alan looked for Alexandria, who had seemingly disappeared. He found her, lying on the ground, dead. Alan was confused and tried to wake her up but no use. She was found to have a poisonous barb lodged in her throat. Phineas had killed her. Enraged, he left the temple and ran off into the wild, vowing never to return to humanity or civilization again. However, the tale of Professor Phineas P. Pines was far from over. In fact, it had just begun. Several decades passed as Pines’ body regenerated from the massive damage that had occurred, all the while Phineas’ consciousness plotting and planning, learning more about his powers and planning ways to destroy Alan once and for all. By the present day, his body was restored and the Professor was free.

Quickly seeking out Alan, he utilized his incredible powers to make mental contact with all the plants and vegetation on the entire planet to search for him. Eventually, he found Alan in Canada, and that he had a little lady friend, Ms. Chelsea Rose with him. Determined to make Alan lose everything, he commanded the vegetation surrounding their resting place to kidnap Chelsea and bring her to him. After succeeding in doing so, he telepathically contacted Alan and jeered him into returning to civilization for a final showdown. Alan, hesitant at first, realized he had no choice, with his loved one’s life in danger.

The Conquest of the Botanist

Phineas, meanwhile, met with Chelsea and his plant minions and ventured to Manhattan, where he began creating a true urban jungle. Deciding to call himself the Botanist in response to learning of Alan calling himself the Zoologist, he devastated the island, laying waste to its citizens and its architecture. When he sensed the Zoologist near the outskirts of the island, the Botanist summoned an enormous tree that uprooted the entire island of Manhattan and lifted it high into the sky. Eventually, the Botanist confronted the Zoologist and challenged him to battle. After a lengthy battle, however, the Botanist decided to use Chelsea as a literal human shield and outmaneuver him enough to escape into the sewer systems and travel towards Central Park. By the time the Zoologist could track him down, the Botanist had already done the unthinkable: he had transformed Chelsea into a plant-human hybrid. The transformation was killing her and the Zoologist could do nothing about it.

The Zoologist, outraged, attempted to kill the Botanist, but to no avail, as the Botanist had planned for the two to face off at high noon, when the sun was brightest and he was at his most powerful. Brutally and mercilessly beating the Zoologist, the Botanist gloated as he incapacitated the Zoologist in an onslaught of ensnaring vines. Preparing to impale the Zoologist’s entire body with razor-sharp thorns, he was halted when the Zoologist realized that the sun was making him so powerful. Summoning the entire Earth’s insect populations, he commanded the insects to cover the sky and block out the Sun. Now with astonishingly decreased power, the Botanist was easily defeated by the Zoologist. He was even forced to release Manhattan slowly to the ground. However, even in a moment of utmost ferocity, the Zoologist did not kill his archnemesis. Instead, he commanded a group of sperm whales to take him to the lowest depths of the Mariana Trench, where he could never see the light of day again.

His Royalty's Alliance

However, the Zoologist did not know of the Botanist’s own evolving capabilities, who turned into a fungus to slowly escape his imprisonment. Following the Zoologist for many months afterwards, making sure he was unaware of his presence by molding with the green Earth around the Zoologist, the Botanist was astonished to see him with Chelsea, who was alive and well and had been seemingly transformed into an animal woman, like Alan, and now calling herself Specia. After watching the Zoologist’s battle against the machinations of the Veterinarian and the Poacher, the Botanist offered his services to help the Veterinarian fulfill his life-long dreams of becoming an animal man while the Poacher was sent to capture the PsuedoZoologist, whom the Vet created. Succeeding in doing so, the three enemies decided to create an alliance to defeat the Zoologist in order to fulfill their goals, and became the Anti-Animal Alliance.

Realizing the power of the family, the Botanist knew he could never fight them alone. Therefore, he spawned two sons and a daughter. His eldest son, Seed, would have mastery over plants; Spore would have mastery over fungus; and Pollen would have mastery over algae. Now confident that he would succeed, he sent his children to distract the Zoologist and Specia while he set off to once again kidnap Chimera.

Personality/Character

The Botanist is THE archnemesis of the Zoologist, being his most powerful enemy, having strong connections with the Zoologist's past, causing the greatest deal of personal pain, suffering, and anguish to the Zoologist, having the greatest personal grudge against him, and is his most recurring adversary. His crimes revolve around the plant kingdom, of course. Unlike the Zoologist, who values all life and will defend it no matter what the cost, the Botanist is an entity completely devoid of moral or compassion for nearly any form of life, other than his "subjects". However, he does possess one similarity: he will do almost ANYTHING to get what he wants, no matter what the cost, similarly to the Zoologist. He has demonstrated countless times his willingness to use his subjects to defend himself, even at the cost of their own lives. The Botanist, however, unlike the Zoologist, exudes an air of gentlemanly sophistication frequently. His mannerisms of very rigid, like a tree.

The Botanist has an insane jealously and hatred for the Zoologist, losing sight of his goals numerous times in the cause of destroying or ruining the Zoologist's life. He is also quite manic, and is a bit off-kilter in terms of rationality. He does have a soft spot for his "subjects", however, and will, like the Zoologist, defend them no matter what the cost. He has even teamed up with the Zoologist on several occasions, albeit reluctantly for both, in defending nature against criminals such as Timothy Cox and Princess Pollution. He has also shown a grudging respect for the Zoologist as well, sometimes secretly in awe of his powers and how seriously he takes his responsibility, especially after losing everything that he had in his old life, as well as respecting the Zoologist's decision to not kill him. His ultimate goal is to destroy Mother Nature and take her place as god of the natural universe in a bid to transform all life into plants and make the universe, in his mind, a better place.

The Botanist’s Plots

  • Transform the entire animal kingdom into plants in a bid to be master of all life
  • Kill the animal kingdom to remove them and the Zoologist from his way to destroy Mother Nature and take over the natural world
  • Have the Zoologist join him in his quest to replace Mother Nature as god of nature
  • Founded the Anti-Animal Alliance in a bid to destroy the Zoologist and his Pack
  • Created three offspring, Seed, Spore, and Pollen, as minions for his service
  • Attacked the Tree of Life with the monstrous Extinction
  • Projected spores across the Earth that would be inhaled by all animals, transforming them into plants and making him master
  • Kidnapped the Zoologist's and Specia's children
  • Killed the Veterinarian and later his Animal Men
  • Slaughtered the population of the country Throathis
  • Created a poison which temporarily removed the Zoologist's powers
  • Abandoned Dr. Douglas on a savage alien planet of monstrous creatures without his powers
  • Animated all the plant life on Earth and battled against the Zoologist's animal kingdom
  • In the disguise of political campaigner Peter Pineedle, issued a propaganda campaign against the Zoologist
  • Began destroying plants, crops, etc. across the globe in a bid to kill off the animal kingdom, including humanity
  • Joined the Dark Overlord's Minions of Malevolence in a bid to take over the world


Powers and Abilities

Powers

As the Highest Prodigy of All Things Plant and ruler, protector, creator, and god of the Plant kingdom, the Botanist possesses a physical, biological, mental, and spiritual connection to every and all species, variations, and breeds of plant in existence, including all species, variations, and breeds of flowers, trees, fruits, vegetables, flora, and vegetation, be they living, extinct, real, imaginary (imagined by himself or otherwise), fictional, wild, domesticated, sentient, sapient, non-sentient/sapient, past/prehistoric, present/modern-day, futuristic (speculative and/or certain), extraterrestrial, extradimensional, magical/mystical, mythological, microscopic, simple, complex, supernatural, cryptic, monstrous, demonic, and even humanoid and semi-humanoid species. His power also extends into both the Fungi kingdom and the Algae portions of the Protista kingdom, granting him a physical, biological, mental, and spiritual connection to every and all species of fungi, algae, and phytoplankton, granting him complete and total mastery and control over every and all species, variations, and breeds of plants, fungi, and algae in existence, as well as all plant, fungi, and algae-based powers and abilities on a maximum level. Also, since he was once human and there is still scant strands of human DNA in his physiology, the Botanist is able to manipulate homo sapiens as well, even though they are animals. As such, he collectively refers to and classifies the two and a half kingdoms he rules, protects, created, and is god of as simply the kingdom Botanica, even though this is scientifically not the actual name of the main kingdom he rules (Plantae). As further explained below, the plant, fungi, and algae portions of the protista kingdoms are virtually unlimited in their ranges of variation, diversity, scope, and power, thus, combined with the Botanist's infinite imagination and knowledge on all things plant, makes the Botanist quite possibly one of the most powerful superhuman beings in the Maximum Universe, if not one of the most powerful alongside his archnemesis, the Zoologist. There has been speculation on how the Botanist gained his powers, how they are linked to him, and how he is able to utilize them. It is most prominently believed and accepted that the Botanist's powers originate from an extradimensional mystical source of seemingly green radiation that connects the entire plant kingdom, physically, biologically, mentally, and spiritually to him, known as the Flora Field, which provides him with complete and infinite access to every and all species, breeds, and specimens of plants, fungi, and algae in existence, regardless of origin. This "Flora Field" was supposedly created by Mother Nature as a means to keep the plant kingdom intact while there was no one physically connected to the plant kingdom, so that the plant kingdom would not die off without a master to contain and control it.

  • Phytophysiology: The Botanist possesses a superhuman, plant-like physiology in his "normal" form, possessing physical characteristics, traits, and features from throughout the plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms, thanks to his physical, mental, and spiritual connection to the entire plant kingdom. His connections grant him incredible plant-like strength, stamina, durability, endurance, resistance, speed, reflexes, agility, dexterity, flexibility, balance, coordination, equilibrium, an accelerated healing factor, superhumanly acute senses, and pheromone secretion and emission. He can increase or decrease any or all physical characteristics and strengths of his physiology from any range between the peak of human potential to virtually incalcuable levels, far beyond his normal limits by granting himself the combined, possibly even proportional power of any plant, flower, tree, algae, fungi, etc. that he chooses, as well as by absorbing sunlight/solar energy through photosynthesis (although he also needs sunlight to survive and grows weak in dark places) and water. He can also retain and maintain his physiological strengths and characteristics in any form he wishes. He possesses no true internal organs, and no longer possesses a true human brain, instead having a mycelium that retains his original human intellect and personality (albeit greatly enhanced, as well as insane). He also breathes carbon-dioxide instead of oxygen. He does not require food, sleep, or oxygen to survive, only sunlight, soil, water, and perhaps insects.
  • Superhuman Strength: The Botanist possesses phenomenal superhuman strength rivaling the likes of the Zoologist, thanks to possessing the strength of the entire plant, algae, and fungi kingdoms, enabling him to lift (press) over 100 tons under standard conditions. His strength fluctuates during the day. During the daytime, especially at noon when the sun is at its peak, the brightest and giving off the most energy, the Botanist’s strength grows exponentially, lifting well over 200 tons easily, while at night or in dark or cloudy conditions, he is exponentially weaker, able to lift only up to 50 tons at peak conditions. He has demonstrated lifting, pulling, pushing, hitting and throwing objects up to 100,000,000 times his own weight and size, including entire buildings and mountains, running and smashing through objects such as reinforced titanium-steel walls with the force of an entire forest, leaping great distances with his superhuman leg muscles, tearing, crushing, and shredding through virtually any material thanks to his combined incredible force and indestructible razor-sharp branches, creating tremors and shockwaves by clapping his hands or stomping his foot into the ground, etc.
  • Superhuman Stamina and Endurance: The Botanist possesses superhuman stamina and endurance, due to his body no longer possesses the muscular, circulatory, or skeletal systems of animals, and no longer generates fatigue cells, enabling him to exert himself at his peak capacity for indefinite amounts of time without succumbing to the effects of fatigue whatsoever, especially after absorbing enough sunlight, soil, and water. His "accelerated healing factor" allows him to replenish energy and absorb sunlight much quicker, allowing him to exert himself for longer periods of time without rest. As he is no longer a heterotroph, having to consume other organisms such as meat or vegetation to gain energy, he no longer requires food, utilizing the sun's rays and the moisture from soil to survive.
  • Superhuman Durability and Resistance: Since his transformation, The Botanist’s body appears to be completely devoid of any circulatory systems, nervous systems, or internal organs, and as such is incredibly durable, able to withstand incredible amounts of pain, small firearms, severe lacerations, penetration wounds, exposure, drowning and suffocation, electrocution, and even minor explosions. He does not feel any physical pain, having no nociceptors, the nervous centers of pain, and any “wounds” heal virtually instantly. However, he can feel neuropathic pain, due to producing neurons in his mycelium. By absorbing the durability of the strongest trees or fungi, the Botanist can withstand much greater damage without injury.
  • Accelerated Healing Factor: He is able to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his anatomy with far greater efficiency than an ordinary human. Originally, the speed of the Botanist's regeneration factor was in proportion to the wound's severity; for example, he could fully recover from an ordinary gunshot wound within minutes. However, the Botanist's regeneration ability has dramatically increased in recent years due to his evolutionary powers. The Botanist can fully heal from injuries that result in massive tissue damage or loss such as multiple gunshot wounds, slashes, puncture wounds, and blunt force trauma within a matter of moments. He can even regenerate entire chunks of his body if they have been, for example, molecularly disintegrated. His ability to assimilate external vegetation theoretically allows him to increase his mass and strength. The Botanist's natural and accelerated regeneration affords him a virtual immunity to drugs and diseases. In addition, The Botanist's regeneration factor provides him with a greatly extended lifespan by virtually halting the effects of the aging process.
  • Superhuman Speed: The Botanist possesses incredibly enhanced speed, able to move at speeds up to 350 miles per hour under standard conditions. Combined with his superhuman strength, durability, agility, dexterity, and reflexes, as well as other mimicked abilities, the Botanist is capable of performing such superhuman feats as swimming, diving, stretching, growing, leaping, climbing, and brachiating at superhuman speeds, striking, disarming, dodging, or reacting at superhuman speeds, hurling projectiles of any size at superhuman speed, depending on his strength levels, and plucking objects, including gunfire, in midair with his dextrous digits, including his toes, without harm to himself.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: The Botanist also possesses incredible, lightning-fast reflexes.
  • Superhuman Agility: The Botanist possesses superhuman agility, enabling him to perform virtually any type of complicated gymnastic maneuvers. While nowhere near as proficient as the Zoologist and Specia, the Botanist is capable of rapid movements rivaling their own.
  • Superhuman Equilibrium: The Botanist possesses a superhuman sense of balance, coordination, and equilibrium, enabling him to balance on virtually any surface anywhere in any position imaginable.
  • Botanomorph: The Botanist’s main power is the superhuman ability to alter his body's genetic code, DNA, and atomic structure at the subatomic, cellular, and molecular levels and reshape and reconfigure them in order to transform into any plant, fungi, algae, tree, flower, or form of vegetation imaginable. He appears able to transform into any plant, fungi, algae, tree, flower, or form of vegetation that he can imagine or visualize within his mind, including those that are living, extinct, real, imagined (by himself or otherwise), fictional, futuristic, extraterrestrial, extradimensional, magical, mystical, mythological, microscopic, supernatural, monstrous, demonic, and even humanoid species. He is so skilled, he is able to become any individual specimen of any plant, fungi, algae, tree, flower, or form of vegetation exactly, and he is even capable of transforming into an entire living forest or jungle. There appears to be no limit to how long the Botanist can remain in any of his forms, as well as no strain on becoming the largest or smallest of forms or instantaneously changing between different forms. When he is in any of these forms, he retains his full intelligence, mind, memories, personality, mobility, and his ability to speak. Also, while in any of these forms, he is fully capable of utilizing any of the form's powers, abilities, physiology, and defenses.The Botanist is able to transform any part of his body into any part of any form of plant, fungi, algae, tree, flower, or form of vegetation, while keeping the rest of his body human. If he were to gain an appendage that has some sort of ability, like the arm of a saguaro cactus, he would gain all the parts necessary to utilize the ability, as well as the proper body structure and enhancements needed to utilize the ability in some way. He is also able to metamorphesize into transitional stages between any form of plant, fungi, algae, tree, flower, or vegetation and his human form. His strength and powers varies in his different forms, as he is able to control how much plant or human he becomes. He is so precise, that he is able to morph certain parts of any form of plant, fungi, algae, tree, flower, or vegetation with other parts to create an entirely new species. Thanks to his superhuman intellect on all things plant, the Botanist can transform into things that are beyond physical or mental description.
  • Metamorph: The Botanist's incredible shapeshifting ability is so great and precise that it enables him to change even the most minute features of his appearance so as to appear only minutely different. Since the Botanist was once a human, he is able to take on the appearance and form of any human, semi-humanoid or humanoid being, including his original, "normal" self. He possesses such exact control that he can precisely duplicate another human's retina patterns into his eyes, his finger, foot, palm, and skin-pore patterns and shapes onto his hands, feet, and skin prints, footprints, his dental patterns, blood type or any other small feature to that of any human, semi-humanoid, or humanoid. He can change his hair style, texture, or vocal cords to the point of matching voices to corresponding voiceprints, as well as increase or otherwise alter the volume or quality of his voice by reshaping select portions of his mouth, throat, or chest, and/or by reshaping other portions of his form into a voice-enhancing megaphone equivalent. He can utilize this control to make himself appear as if a part of a different race or to escape proper identification, to pass voice, fingerprint, or retinal scans as though he were completely someone else. He is even able to remove all identifying traces from his body at will, as well as regain them at will. As a side note, he is also able to mimic the appearance and feeling of any type of clothing or attire, especially since clothing is sometimes made from fabrics derived from wood, allowing him to mentally assume any type of clothing or wear at will, to the point of being able to remove it from his body at will without losing mass from himself or creating footwear and eyewear, thus eliminating the necessity for regular clothing, having to change his outfit, or wearing clothes made out of adaptive molecules. He can also utilize it as a part of himself, such as transforming it into offensive and defensive forms and shapes.
  • Size-Shifting: He possesses the superhuman ability to mentally alter his size, mass, and weight to that of any plant, fungi, and/or algae he transforms into, enlarging and reducing his body to varying degrees, including from the subatomic and possibly even galactic levels by simply manipulating his molecular structure, gaining or depleting it from an unknown source, although he can also retain his mass and weight in any form or alter it at will while in any form. Usually, the Botanist does not compress his mass into his smaller size. Instead his mass is somehow extended into an extra-physical dimension that is opened by the activating of his mass-altering powers, from which the mass could later be reclaimed. Strangely, because the Botanist's mass is extended extra-dimensionally when he is at smaller sizes, he still retains his full-size strength at those sizes. When 99.99+ percent of his mass is extradimensionally shunted, he would be automatically sent to a "subatomic universe" as a result. Likewise, the growth process requires the rapid acquisition of bodily mass, presumably from the same extradimensional source he puts mass in at smaller sizes. This extradimensional mass fortifies all of his cellular tissue, including his bones and muscles, enabling him to support his increased weight, and granting him even greater superhuman strength and durability. He can also alter the size/mass of any individual part of his body, making them larger or smaller at will. He can gain or remove appendages at will, having over a hundred different appendages at once, each with a different function or ability. By doing this, he is able to become microscopic, smaller than the smallest phytoplankton or algae, or larger than a giant sequoia, perhaps growing to a global scale and maybe even more, in both height, volume, and mass. He is also able to utilize this power to become gigantic or microscopic versions of any specimen of plant, fungi, and/or algae, such as a gigantic mass of phytoplankton or a blade of grass or a microscopic sequoia tree. The amount of time the Botanist can remain at different sizes is as of yet unknown. The Botanist's size-shifting powers include the ability to adapt to the radically different physical properties it is forced to contend with while in his reduced or enlarged states. Typically, oxygen molecules would be too large for him to breathe regularly. His vocal chords would be unable to produce sound normally and his ability to process photons with his eyes naturally at a reduced or enlarged size would be impossible. He is able to compensate for this by generating a "quantum field", possibly composed of the "fauna field" around his body that can alter and rearrange all the molecules surrounding it instantaneously at the atomic level so that they function in a manner that is equivalent at his reduced or enlarged sizes as they would at his normal size.
  • Mass and Weight-Shifting: He can increase or decrease his relative body weight and mass at virtually any degree or level at will for a variety of effects, utilizing his control over his body's gravitons to achieve such feats. He is able to maintain his regular weight or even increasing it while in a reduced size. The mechanics involve having most of the mass of the nucleus of each affected atom convert into energetic particles which take up orbit around the nucleus - thus, although gravitons (the elementary particle of gravity) do not affect these particles, the mass of the original volume remains intact. This means a punch from a microscopic Botanist feels like the blow of a normal sized human. As well as vice-versa, by decreasing his weight and mass while reduced, or even while at a normal or greater-than-normal size, he can reduce the effects of gravity on his body allowing him to fall slowly through the air or drift on currents of air like a leave in the wind. He can utilize his control over his body's gravitons to become virtually weightless or extremely heavy or potentially immovable at virtually any size at will, as well as all areas in between these ranges.
  • Self-Replication: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to vegetatively create identical physical living duplicates of himself at will. It is not yet known precisely how the Zoologist's duplication process works, although the duplicates seem to "split off" from within him, possibly via either a branching process where a new body branches out from his own or by budding, or even a process similar to asexual reproduction found in fungi and algae, as well as some species of plants, the same extradimensional mass acquisition utilized whenever he changes size, or simply tapping into the flora field to achieve such an effect. He can also project "seeds" of himself that he can stimulate and control the growth of in order to transform the offspring into duplicates of himself. This process is spontaneous and activated via mental command. Each duplicate possesses the same mass as the original. He can utilize this to make large groupings of himself (in a manner similar to a forest, jungle, garden, field, etc. of plants, fungi, and/or algae). He can create multiple selves consecutively that can multiple themselves, enabling him to create multiple selves at a truly accelerated rate. By multiplying himself into a variety of smaller specimens, such as blades of glass, roots, leaves, etc., and multiplying or re-absorbing duplicates at a greater rate on certain parts of his body, the Botanist is capable of assuming any shape and size at will. He can split off in multiple directions and reform at will, and can become virtually intangible, as his body is merely an aggregate of multiple forms, granting him greater durability to injury or pain, possibly even immunity to pain or injury, depending on the amount of individuals he forms. It is virtually impossible to distinguish the original from the duplicates.
  • Vegetative Hive Mind: As a group of multiple individuals, the Botanist possesses a vegetative hive mind that enables him to command all of his individual copies at the same time. He can mentally control each and every copy through a vegetative hive mind, as well as absorb them back into himself at will. The duplicates are capable of independent thought, emotion, and action, as well as capable of utilizing most, if not all of the original's powers. This causes the duplicates to share the same emotions, thoughts, memories, and abilities of the original. The group mind is in constant communication and capable of independent thinking at the original Botanist's command. The Botanist is also able to link actual individual specimens of the species of plant, fungi, and/or algae he has transformed into and copied to the vegetative hive mind, enabling him to expand his masses without the need to duplicate more copies himself. They become part of the vegetative hive mind and gain and share the same emotions, thoughts, and thoughts as the Botanist. The Botanist is telepathically and empathetically linked to his duplicates from formation to absorption. If one is injured or killed, the others would not be affected, although the experience would be traumatic for all existing counterparts, as well as the original suffering severe, potentially fatal, trauma if one dies. If the original Botanist himself were killed, it is not known whether any existing duplicates would continue to function independently; it is said in theory, that if the original Botanist was killed, that one of his active dupes is capable of taking over as the new original and would assume the dominant abilities and collective personality that the original Botanist had.
  • Duplicate Absorption: The Botanist's duplicates remain in existence for as long as the original wills them to be. When he wills them out of existence, they are seemingly "absorbed" back into his body. It is not yet known or revealed whether they automatically disappear if the original is rendered unconscious. Removing a Botanist duplicate is a relatively simple process to quantum entanglement (i.e. every original particle is linked to every duplicated particle). The Botanist is able to absorb any and/or all duplicates back to himself either individually or completely simultaneously at will. The greater the distance each duplicate is from one another, the longer it takes to absorb it back into the original. When he re-absorbs the duplicates, he collectively gains and absorbs the individual memories, skills, and experience of the duplicates that they have obtained while separated from the original.
  • Transmutation - Wood: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to transform any part of his body into wood. Although this wood seems more durable and impervious than normal wood, he is also able to control it to give him shape-shifting abilities, such as elongating his limbs and forming weapons with his hands. He can project pieces of wood at high velocity at will. The Botanist can also cause a similar transformation in others-- transforming them into replicas of himself (without the shape-shifting abilities) under his direct control.
  • Malleability: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to convert his entire body in a highly malleable state at will, comparable to that of vines. How his body's respiration and circulatory systems function at these distorted extremes is as yet unknown. The Botanist can alter his form in a matter of seconds while in this state, often much less (depending on the complexity of the shape), and revert to his normal humanoid shape and form within a similar time. The Botanist's transformation to a malleable state is reflexive and nearly instantaneous, as with his other shape-shifting capabilities: if he was in his normal form and taken unaware by machine gun fire, his body would still either withstand the blow or absorb the bullets' impact through radical deformation. The Botanist's skin is virtually impervious to laceration or punctures unless he willfully relaxes his reflexive control over small areas of his body. In that case, scalpels and ordinary needles can penetrate his skin. As the Botanist can alter his bodily mass and physical constitution at will, there is virtually no limit to the sizes and shapes he can contort himself into. There is no known limit as-of-yet to how far he can stretch his body before weakening or injuring himself. He has demonstrated being able to become malleable while in forms other than his own, such as being able to stretch the limbs of himself while in the form of a tree or a mass of vines to much greater and vast distances than a normal specimen.
  • Dense Flesh: Due to the great malleability and elasticity of his molecular structure while in his malleable state, the Botanist is able to absorb the impact of any type of man-made ballistic projectile by deforming his body along the path of the projectile's trajectory at the point of initial impact.
  • Explosion Containment: The Botanist may use his elastic form to contain explosions by enveloping them and allowing their force to expand him. He can enclose and absorb the energy of a large explosive, on the order of 8 to 12 pounds of TNT (excluding exotic, high density explosives). Such shocks to his system can be physically exhausting, especially with the additional heat and combustion.
  • Projectile Redirection: After his body absorbs the kinetic energy of a ballistic projectile's impact, the Botanist can expel the object back along its trajectory by flexing his body like a trampoline if he is adequately braced.
  • Elongation: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to stretch and elongate all or any parts of his body at will by constantly growing vines from his body at command. He can also use it for disguise by changing the shape of his face. There is no known limit to how far he can stretch his body.
  • Grappling: The Botanist may restrain opponents very efficiently by using his elastic form to entangle them.
  • Transportation: The Botanist can move at great speeds by stretching to his destination, either by stretching his limbs or his torso.
  • Shape-Shifting:The Botanist can stretch, compress, expand, deform, elongate, contract, or otherwise reshape his physical form at will. His entire body or parts thereof can be reshaped into any contiguous shape he can imagine while in his malleable state for a variety of uses, even if they are not native to the plant, fungi, or algae kingdoms. When assuming non-plant or humanoid forms or shapes, he tends to favor simple constructs such as barricades, canopies, cylinders, cubes, nets, parachutes, and spheres. He is also able to transform himself into any living being’s shape by “trimming” his shape into that of any being, object, or creature he chooses.
  • Bodily Extension: The Botanist can extend his body in two directions, creating a canopy, parachute, or sheath, its thickness determined by the extent of its distention.
  • Gliding: He can transform himself into aerodynamic shapes such as parachutes or hang-gliders, using wind and air currents to glide like a leave.
  • Cushion: The Botanist may form himself into a trampoline and other cushion-like objects, allowing him to safely catch falling people and objects without injury to them or him.
  • Slingshot: He may use his elastic form as a slingshot to hurl objects with great force.
  • Geometric Shapes: The Botanist may convert his body into the shape of a solid sphere, a cylinder, a cube, a toroid, and a rectangular prism: he can assume the shape of any solid form that he can envision clearly, of an as-of-yet undetermined range of volumes and masses. He can generate thin-walled shapes that enclose great volumes of space. He can entangle opponents in his limbs and bodies at will and even create objects utilized for containment from his body, such as a cage or net.
  • Fist Bludgeons: The Botanist may form his fists into large hammers, maces, bats, swords, etc, which improve his physical effectiveness in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Bouncing Ball: He can transform himself into any of a number of resilient shapes while in his malleable form, such as balls or springs that allow him to leap or bounce great distances.
  • Two-Dimensionality: The Botanist can flatten himself to an almost completely two-dimensional form in his malleable state, enabling him to become the thickness of an average sheet of typing paper (.0035 inch) or narrow enough to allow himself to become a diameter sufficient to pass through the eye of a #10 beading needle (about .045 x .06 inches).
  • Infiltration: He can lower his body’s cohesion to such an extent in his malleable state that he can actually flow through minute openings.
  • Lock-Picking: The Botanist, whilst in his malleable form, may form his fingers into various types of keys, allowing him to open most forms of mechanical locks.
  • Pseudo-Liquid State: Also, while in his malleable state, the Botanist can willfully reduce his body's molecular cohesion into an almost liquid state similar to a mass of fungi or algae in order to flow out of small cracks or passages.
  • Transformation - Portions: The Botanist is able to transform any part of his body into any form or shape of any plant, fungi, and/or algae, while keeping the rest of his body humanoid or that of any other plant, fungi, and/or algae. He can alter his appendages or other parts of his body into that corresponding of any plant, fungi, and/or algae’s he chooses. He can also add on or take away any body parts of any plant, fungi, and/or algae (including his own) at will, without harm to himself whatsoever, such as adding roots, vines, leaves, blades, branches, stems, etc., or taking away a branch or a root. If he were to gain an appendage that has some sort of ability, like a poison ivy's secretions, he would gain all the parts necessary to utilize the ability, as well as the proper body structure and knowledge needed to utilize the body part as if by pure instinct. If he were to choose to gain the appendage of a plant, fungi, and/or algae whose mass was either much greater or lesser than his own, such as a sequoia tree's branches or the stem of a blade of grass, they would automatically become proportionally accurate to the rest of his body, becoming smaller or larger. He gains all the power of any appendage he transforms his body part into, such as the strength of an actual sequoia's branch, the poison of certain plants, the durability of a tree's trunk, etc. He is so precise that he is able to morph any body parts of any plant, fungi, and/or algae with any other plant, fungi, and/or algae’s body parts to him to become an entirely new, extremely powerful species, which he calls a chimera.
  • Color Manipulation: The Botanist possesses chromatophores (the pigment-containing and light-reflecting cells found in certain species of extraterrestrial plants) that cover his entire body, which he can manipulate in order to alter his skin color pigmentation into virtually any color at any hue, shade, tint, value, frequency, and intensity at will, including all colors simultaneously. He can utilize his chromatophores to mimic his surrounding environment, enabling him to become virtually invisible and undetectable to most beings. He can also utilize this offensively by radiating multiple colors in different patterns, speeds, and shapes across his body to disorient, confuse, dazzle, blind, and nauseate opponents, as well as induce temporary paralysis, dizziness, seizures, unconsciousness, and even emotional breakdowns. He can even alter the moods and emotions of others.
  • Therianthropy: He is also able to metamorphesize into transitional stages anywhere between any plant, fungi, and/or algae at will, including his human form. His strength and powers varies in his different forms, as he is able to completely control the degree of how much of a certain plant, fungi, algae, and/or human he becomes.
  • Botanomorphism - Others: The Botanist also possesses the ability to transform another plant, fungi, algae, or form of vegetation into any other he wishes by telepathically altering their genetic code and atomic structure on the molecular scale, as well as transitional stages between different plants and even transform other objects and beings into wood. He is also able to utilize this power on humans (except extremely powerful shapeshifters like the Zoologist and Specia), as he is part human. However, such drastic transformations often prove too much for the normal human body to handle, and are usually fatal to the victim.
  • Botanomimicry: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mimic the powers, abilities, physiology, survival and predatory strategies/techniques, adaptations, and defenses of any form of plant, fungi, algae, or vegetation imaginable, whilst in human/humanoid form. He achieves this by either focusing on a specific plant, fungi, and/or algae near him, on any or all of a specific plant, fungi, and/or algae's abilities, by drawing power from the plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms in general, focusing on either any single ability or all the abilities of a specific plant, fungi, and/or algae. He can combine the powers and abilities of several different species, breeds, or subspecies of any plant, fungi, and/or algae together to increase his powers even greater, or rearrange his own physical and genetic structure, gaining the intellectual/instinctual, psionic, or physical abilities of any plant, fungi, and/or algae within his vicinity. He can also mentally choose the powers and abilities of several different plants, fungi, and/or algae and combine them to make him incredibly powerful. He has demonstrated the ability to hold onto the powers and abilities of the entire plant, fungi, and/or algae populations of Earth simultaneously at one time. The levels of the Botanist’s abilities are proportionate to that of the plant, fungi, and/or algae itself. He can also utilize this ability to grant himself any superhuman power imaginable by imagining a plant completely from his imagination and grant it the power he desires, and then mimic said plant’s power. He can produce the toxins of virtually any plant, fungi, and/or algae at will.
  • Botanopathy: The Botanist possesses an extraordinary variety of incredibly powerful mental abilities, all, of course, revolving around his mental and spiritual link to every species of plant, fungi, and algae in existence. Hence, he possesses a highly advanced intellect, as well as complete and total control over the plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms on both a mental and spiritual level. As stated before, since he was once human, and still possesses human brain waves, he is capable of manipulating the human race as well, although not as easily as his own kingdom. He knows everything about plants, fungi, and algae and can communicate with, control, read the minds and emotions of, detect, summon, animate, grow, wither, attract, repel, and transmit his consciousness, mind, and senses into virtually any form of plant life, vegetation, fungi, or algae.
  • Omniscience - Plant: The Botanist's mind has been psychologically altered to become a virtual plant kingdom database, enabling him to gather full information about anything about any plant, fungi, and algae imaginable almost instantaneously. The Botanist possesses complete knowledge on everything there is to know about any and every species of plant, fungi, and algae, living, extinct, real, imagined (by himself or otherwise), fictional, extraterrestrial, extradimensional, futuristic, mystical, mythological, supernatural, cryptic, demonic, monstrous, humanoid, etc., their physiology/anatomy, structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, diseases, chemical properties, locations, habitats, relationships with other organisms, etc. His mind has also been altered to allow him to react by instinct at will.
  • Superhuman Intellect: As well as possessing virtual omniscience on all things plant, fungi, and algae, the Botanist possesses a superhuman intellect derived from his already brilliant human intellect being vastly untapped by his evolution into the Highest Prodigy of All Things Plant. As such, he possesses incredibly advanced cognitive and mental abilities as well as highly advanced logic, reasoning, and computational ability, allowing him to organize and construct his thoughts at accelerated rates, process data at high speeds, construct and formulate his thoughts with vast quantity and quality, project ideas and impressions into the minds of others, disable existing psychic phenomena, and naturally shield himself from psychic assaults. His mind works sharply and with extreme speed. His intuition is heightened to the degree that his hunches are almost always correct, and goes hand in hand with his instincts. Thanks to his newlyfound intellect, the Botanist has excelled in all forms of biological and physical sciences.
  • Phytopathy: The Botanist possesses the telepathic ability to communicate with and understand any form, species, and/or speciman of plant, tree, flower, vegetation, algae, and/or fungi on a universal level, usually through telepathy. There appears to be no limit to the range, distance, or amounts of plant life with which the Botanist can communicate telepathically, and could theoretically communicate with all plant life simultaneously. It appears that he can communicate with, control, telepathically, empathically and sympathetically see, feel, control, and manipulate the minds, thoughts, and emotions of, sense the presence of, locate, sense through the senses of, detect, contact, transport, summon, and transfer his mind into virtually any amount and/or kind of plants/fungi/algae, no matter how powerful, how far away from his location, or how many there may be.
  • Thought Projection: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to project his own verbal or visual thoughts into the minds of any plant, fungi, algae, or person, as well as read the minds and thoughts of any plant, fungi, algae, or person without the aid of physical communication (noise or movement). By concentrating upon a certain image, he can project visual thoughts. If he concentrates upon them enough, he can cause these images to become opaque enough that other minds will see them as three-dimensional objects. He can obtain and retrieve information from virtually any being, reading it like a book at superhuman speed. Besides his ability to interact with other minds, the Botanist can mentally probe inanimate objects. He does this by projecting psionic energy at a given object and "reading" the feedback caused by the interaction with the object's molecules. Thus, he can determine certain characteristics of an object that are not perceptible by sight or touch. His range is on a universal scale.
  • Information Absorption: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to quickly process and store information by mental transference, receiving information and rudimentary emotional impressions from plants.
  • Plant Communication: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to communicate/commune with and understand any species of plant, fungi, or algae, usually through sending a telepathic or empathic message to the desired plant/fungi/algae and rather than the plant/fungi/algae simply understanding his language, the mind of the Botanist empathically translates it into mental signals that the plant/fungi/algae can understand and respond to, although he is not limited to actually being able to directly speak to or communicate in any plant/fungi/algae language or communicating in the way any plant/fungi/algae is capable of communicating (as well as mimic the sounds and voices of virtually any plant/fungi/algae). There appears to be no limit to the distance or range that the Botanist can communicate telepathically with plants/fungi/algae and has been seen talking to plants/fungi/algae from across the universe. He also possesses the ability to enable any plant/fungi/algae to speak in any language, including human languages, allowing others to communicate with them.
  • Plant Senses Transmission: He possesses the telepathic ability to psychically align his mind and spirit with that of any plant, fungi, and/or algae in existence, enabling him to telepathically “see, hear, feel, taste, and touch” through the minds, memories, and senses of any plant, fungi, and/or algae anywhere in existence. This enables him to literally be able to learn about any individual plant, fungi, and/or algae and spy anywhere on the planet, without being noticed whatsoever. He can reverse this as well, by causing any plant, fungi, and/or algae he wishes to see, hear, taste, touch, and feel what he senses.
  • Phytokinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to telepathically control, command, and/or possess any plants, wood, trees, fruits, flowers, fungi, algae, or moss he wishes, including sentient and sapient species, as well as homo sapiens, from microscopic to vast in size, on the earth or beneath the waves, to do whatever he wishes. He is so masterful, he can manipulate the microscopic phytoplankton within the air and the microscopic algae inside of a person's body and use it to attack them from the inside out, as well as plants in their concentrated forms, such as clothes, paper, and money. He usually commands them to help him fight opponents, enemies, and adversaries, protect and/or guard certain beings, locations, or objects, spy on, survey, or locate a being, item, object, or location, etc. He is also able to command them to perform everyday tasks of little relevance to his supervillain duties, such as chores. He can choose to control their motor functions, their minds, or both if he wishes. This enables him to manipulate their metabolism, behaviors, breeding patterns, etc. As with his other chloropathic powers, their appears to be no limit to the distance and amount of plants/fungi/algae he can control simultaneously.
  • Mind Possession: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to possess the mind of another plant/fungi/algae, and use it’s body to his own will.
  • Plant Animation: The Botanist possesses the ability to animate virtually any form of plant, tree, flower, vegetation, algae, or fungi, granting them mobility, sentience, etc. He combines this ability with his stimulation and creation abilities to create vast armies of monstrous plant creatures, such as gigantic, superhumanly strong and durable tree men, cactus humanoids capable of projecting razor-sharp spikes, venus-fly trap monsters with razor-sharp teeth and toxic bites, massive snake-like vines or seeweeds reminiscent of tentacles capable of crushing steel and bringing down objects as large as buildings and skyscrapers, plants capable of producing various energies and radiation, such as blinding light, radioactivity, and electricity, metal-consuming spores, and even "simuloids" capable of simulating the appearances of virtually any living being, including animals and humans, even individuals such as himself. He can convey these communications to others through external sources.
  • Anthokinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mentally manipulate flowers and trees/plants which bear flowers. One with this ability could manipulate flower-bearing trees, bushes and shrubs like normal agrokinetics. They could also cause flowers to produce much more plentifully than normal, or make an entire plant regenerate from a flower bloom/seed/bud. The user could even change a flower’s species or cause them to grow thorns, release toxins/pheromones, or the like.
  • Carpokinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mentally manipulate fruits, and plants which bear fruit. One with this ability could manipulate all sorts of fruit-bearing trees, bushes and shrubs like normal agrokinetics. The user could also cause fruits to produce more plentifully than normal, or make an entire tree regenerate from a fruit or a fruit seed. The user could even change a fruit’s species or cause them to rot, mature, produce more seeds than normal, or the like.
  • Granikinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mentally manipulate grains, and plants which bear grains. One with this ability could manipulate all sorts of grain-bearing plants (like wheat, rice, corn, barley, oats, etc.) like normal agrokinetics. The user could also cause grass to produce much more plentifully than normal, or cause them to produce more quickly than normal. The user could even change a grain’s species or cause them to grow dense thickets of grass to hide in, or the like.
  • Mycokinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mentally manipulate fungi. One with this ability could manipulate all sorts of fungal matter (like spores, molds, yeasts, mushrooms, etc.) like normal agrokinetics. The user could also cause fungi to produce much more plentifully than normal, or cause them to produce more quickly than normal. The user could even change a fungus’s species or cause them to grow somewhat larger than normal size for their species, induce fungal infections by touch, or the like.
  • Papyrokinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mentally manipulate paper and paper products like cardboard (which are concentrated versions of plant material). This can be used to control paper’s texture (to make it as smooth or abrasive as desired), or he can increase or decrease its density and straightness, so that it can be thrown like a projectile or a shuriken. He can also alter paper’s sharpness, making it more or less likely to give paper cuts or the like. Not to mention, the Botanist can alter its other properties to make it a formidable weapon.
  • Xylokinesis: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mentally manipulate wood. He can utilize this ability to hurl wooden blocks, chips of bark or stumps at foes with only the power of his mind. He can also fell trees, levitate bushes and trees, or cause trees, bushes or wooden items to move, project splinters at foes, or rot. He can even cause trees to drop their fruits or reveal the sap underneath the bark.
  • Plant Empathy: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to empathically and sympathetically establish an empathic and intimate rapport with another plant, fungi, and/or algae, enabling him to see, feel, control, and manipulate the emotions of any plant, fungi, and/or algae imaginable. He can place any species of plant/fungi/algae under any emotional state, and stimulate and/or force any outside emotions upon them, ranging from glad and joyful, to angry or depressed. He can affect a large group of individual specimens at one time, perhaps on a universal scale rivaling the Zoologist's, and can exert varying levels of empathic control over them, ranging from subtle manipulations that others are generally unaware of to a complete negation of emotions that reduces others to a zombie-like state in which he can command with little effort. His power operates by means of his own brainwaves overriding the parts of the brain that govern emotion in others, resonating the centers within a plant/fungi/algae's brain that control emotions so as to stimulate, amplify, or decrease feelings of any sort, including repressed or subconscious sentiments of any feelings. He can convert strong feelings into counter-opposites, such as strong feelings of hate into love, depression into joy, fear into courage, or vice-versa, and so on and so forth.
  • Ecological Empathy: The Botanist’s mind has been altered to the point that he possesses complete and total awareness of his surrounding natural environments. Akin to that of certain plants, the Botanist is able to sense any differences or disturbances in his environment, no matter how subtle they may be, from things as noticeable as weather, climate, and atmospheric conditions to things as subtle as migration differences, increases, decreases, or imbalances in plant populations, minute temperature changes, wind current alterations, shifts in tectonic plates, climate alterations, etc. He can sense differences and abnormalities in the natural world and order.
  • Plant Detection: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to sense the presence of any plant, fungi, and/or algae in his immediate vicinity, about a 1 mile radius. The Botanist can extend this ability to locate any plant/fungi/algae from virtually any location, even across other planets, times, realities, and universes. He can use the mental signature of any plant/fungi/algae to track it and can detect lifeforms by their empathic as well as telepathic signatures. He can detect what species of plant/fungi/algae is present, whether a plant/fungi/algae is sentient/sapient or otherwise, their nature (if they are a threat or otherwise), and can communicate with it empathically if it does not have a communication driven frame of reference for normal telepathy to function with. He can also detect various states of plant/fungi/algae minds from anywhere in the world.
  • Plant Summon: The Botanist can summon virtually any form of plant, tree, vegetation, flower, algae, or fungi anywhere and anytime he wishes. He can summon vines of any size to ensnare or entangle opponents, large sequoia trees for defense, produce poisonous thorn bushes or cacti for poisoning and piercing enemies, etc. He can also achieve this feat by producing the seed of any plant, fungi, and/or algae at will, and instantaneously stimulate the growth of the seed rapidly. This seems to link with his plant transportation ability to enable him to summon any plant/fungi/algae from any place or time nearly instantaneously. It is unknown if their is a limit to the amount of plants/fungi/algae he can summon/transport at once, as he has been seen summoning an entire forest at once.
  • Plant Attraction/Repellent: He possesses the superhuman ability to telepathically attract or repel any individual specimen, individual species, or all species of plant/fungi/algae toward or away from his vicinity at will. Almost no plant/fungi/algae can resist his attraction or repellent and will almost instantaneously approach or retreat away. He can mentally choose the distance from which he can repel or attract plants/fungi/algae at will.
  • Mind Transferance - Plants: The Botanist can transfer and divide his consciousness among any and all forms of plants, vegetation, flora, algae, and/or fungi anywhere in the universe, and control them as part of himself. Able to transfer his mind, memories, personality, intelligence, spirit, and life essence into any plant, fungi, or algae, including another homo sapien, almost instantaneously, he has learned to use it as a reflex action in times when his body is in serious danger. In the time that he is away from his body, if it were to, for example, be molecularly disintegrated, the body that he has inhabited becomes an exact duplicate of his original body, without any semblance, physically or mentally, of the body he inhabited. For this, he normally prefers to use inferior specimens, such as blades of grass, leaves, weeds, or even phytoplankton.
  • Plant Psychometry: The Botanist can read residual thought imprints left on objects touched by plants, fungi, and/or algae, thus enabling him to see the past, present, and future of an object and events that did or will occur around that object. He can also utilize this power on any plant, fungi, and/or algae, living or dead, in order to see past, present, or future events plants, fungi, and/or algae have done, as well as see how a plant, fungi, and/or algae had lived and how they died, as well as witness events that occurred around the specimens. He has utilized this constantly when investigating crimes alongside his superhuman senses, seeing how victims were murdered and who was responsible for said acts.
  • Telepathic Illusion: The Botanist can create realistic telepathic illusions that psionically cause other plants and people to see, hear, touch, smell, and/or taste things which do not actually exist: for example, he can seem to make a solid wall appear in an empty space. He can also cause plants and people to see, hear, touch, smell, and/or taste real things in ways that they would not do naturally: for example, he can make himself look and sound like a different being, or look and fell like a wall, or even seem invisible, without resorting to actually altering his form. He can control who or what sees his illusions and how many as well. The exact range at which his illusions can affect beings has not been estimated, but he has shown to being able to extend over an entire city the size of Manhattan Island. His power works so strongly on the mind that even if his victim or victims know they are being subjected to an illusion, they will still react to the illusion as if it were real unless they can rid themselves of all suspicions that it is unreal. Hence, if the Botanist creates the illusion of a wall, most plants and people, even if they know it is an illusion, will still be unable to walk through it. Invariably the Botanist's illusions are so skillful that most plants and people are unable to help having the feeling, at least subconsciously, that they are real.
  • Telepathic Cloaking: The Botanist can mask his presence from being detected by others by altering the “mental engrams” of his mind. His abilities can at times go undetected or be counteracted by other more powerful telepaths depending on their level of skill in using their own psi abilities. He can extend these defenses to others around him as well.
  • Telepathic Camouflage: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to mask himself, and other plants' presence from those around him. He can telepathically disguise himself, making his appearance to those around him quite different (changing the appearance of clothing, as well as more involved disguising, such as appearing to be an inanimate object or becoming completely invisible) without the necessity of transforming himself.
  • Psi-Link: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to develop a mental link with any plant/fungi/algae which remains as a connection to that individual. He has been shown to have multiple psychic links with several individuals that he subconsciously maintains at all times, including his Seedlings, enabling him to remain in mental contact with any of these individuals no matter where or when he or they may be.
  • Telepathic Relay: The Botanist is able to use his telepathic prowess as a relay station for a group of plants/fungi/algae' minds, who can then "speak" to each other through him, similar to a telepathic meeting with multiple beings on a telephone perhaps.
  • Mind Blast: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to place large amounts of information in another plant/fungi/algae’s mind, either giving them needed or required information or causing their minds to become stunned or paralyzed from the amount of information he puts in and how rapidly he does so.
  • Mind Alteration: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to alter the minds and psychological traits and behavior of any plant, fungi, and/or algae, including sentient and sapient beings such as humans and other humanoid species, by force of will. He has the power to alter an plant/fungi/algae’s mind to the point of granting any non-sentient or sapient plant/fungi/algae a personality, self-awareness, the ability to reason, and to use logic, or completely reverse such mentalities on plants/fungi/algae with sentience or sapience, making them mindless. He can alter personalities completely and rewrite their psychological attributes in virtually any way imaginable.
  • Mental Amnesia: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to cause the partial or full loss of particular memories or information in another plant or being. He can also implant new memories or thoughts in a plant, fungi, or algae.
  • Psionic Blasts: The Botanist can project pure psionic force from his brain for a variety of effects. He can project a concussive blast, capable of killing a normal human being, animal, or plant/fungi/algae from the force, if he so wished, or puncture a two-inch thick steel plate with a single blast. He can also use psionic energy to increase the motion of molecules in his vicinity, creating heat in a manner similar to pyrokinesis. Utilized in combination with his ability to tap into the "flora field" and project it in the form of concussive blasts, as well as other related energies, such as the flames of a fire flower or the electricity of a lightning lily, the Botanist can project energy for a variety of effects.
  • Psionic Shield: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to erect a psionic shield for protection of himself and of other minds. This enables his mind to withstand and negate the effects of telepathic powers towards himself and others. He can form globular fields of psionic force capable of protecting him from something as great as the effects of the detonation of a small nuclear weapon (five-hundred kilotons) at a range as little as a hundred feet from the center of the blast.
  • Heal Trauma: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to erase a plant/fungi/algae’s memories and to heal mental trauma through “psychic surgery,” the power to stimulate or deaden the pain and pleasure centers in an plant/fungi/algae’s brain, in order to subtly brainwash susceptible minds and persuade them to obey his commands. When used in synchronization with his phytokinetic ability to heal and repair physical injuries and damage to and within plants/fungi/algae, as well as his own personal skills as both a master gardener and plant keeper, and his own infinite knowledge on plant anatomy, the Botanist can theoretically heal virtually any injury, damage, affliction, or wound to any plant/fungi/algae, no matter how severe, although, as a ruthless supervillain, he much rather prefers to inflict pain.
  • Pain Induction: The Botanist can also psionically induce and stimulate mental pain in an plant/fungi/algae merely by touching the brow of his victim or through mental command by telepathically manipulating the nervous system of any plant/fungi/algae. When used in combination with his phytokinetic ability to psionically injure and destroy the tissue of any plant/fungi/algae, he can inflict and kill any plant/fungi/algae in virtually any way.
  • Mental Sedation: The Botanist can telepathically "sedate” any plant/fungi/algae in a manner similar to telepathic anesthesia so that, if already rendered unconscious, they remain so for as long as he continues to "sedate" them.
  • Telepathic Immunity: The Botanist possesses telepathic immunity to all forms of telepathy, mental attacks, and probing, due to the fact that the Botanist’s mind possesses the combined mentality of the entire plant/fungi/algae kingdoms, as well as his highly advanced mental intellect and mentality and his feral attributes. Only someone with great mental prowess rivaling the Botanist's own, such as the Zoologist (who possesses a very similar psychology to him), Specia, the Maximum Psychodude, or the insane Psycho would be capable of safely utilizing their telepathy around or against him.
  • Botanokinesis: The Botanist also possesses complete biological control over the entire plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms on a subatomic, genetic, and molecular level. As such, he possesses the ability to manipulate and rearrange both living and dead plant/fungi/algae matter and energy in virtually any way imaginable. He can mentally control, affect and transform plant/fungi/algae matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic levels, as when he transmutes one specie's properties into another; and on the molecular level, as when he mentally changes a specie's shape by manipulating the submicroscopic structures of atoms, which are the smallest units of an element to retain all the chemical properties of that element. The Botanist can also affect plant/fungi/algae matter and energy as a whole, without changing them at the atomic or molecular levels, as when he levitates a plant/fungi/algae. The Botanist can make the atoms of plants, fungi, and algae obey his will, create new plant/fungi/algae atoms from their component parts, and quickly arrange these into virtually any plant/fungi/algae imaginable of virtually any level of size or complexity at will. He is capable of controlling, transforming, and altering the biological structure, processes, and formation of his own and/or any plant/fungi/algae’s bodies at will on the subatomic, cellular, and molecular levels. Theoretically, the Botanist is capable of rewriting a plant/fungi/algae‘s entire genetic structure at will in virtually any way imaginable. He can produce biomolecular energy at will to affect organic matter he touches, allowing him to heal physical damage done to his body or the bodies of other living beings, reactivate suppressed mutant abilities, repair cerebral functions, and alter the composition of his own molecules in certain ways. He can create, heal, resurrect, destroy, alter, duplicate/clone, transport/teleport any species of the plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms in virtually any way he chooses or can imagine.
  • Plant Creation: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to telepathically and telekinetically create virtually any plant, fungi, or algae at will from any individual pieces of organic matter within his vicinity. He is able to create any plant, fungi, or algae and grant them complete and total life, energy, and all of their biological functions and life processes.
  • Plant Growth Stimulation: Pines can stimulate the growth of any individual species of plant organism or entire forests/jungles. He possesses the power to create the seed of any form of plant, fungi, and/or algae, and stimulate the growth processes of the seed for a variety of purposes. This enables him to summon virtually any species he wishes at will almost instantaneously for use.
  • Plant Alteration: He can genetically alter, mutate, evolve, or devolve any plant, fungi, and/or algae, in any way imaginable at the subatomic, cellular, and molecular levels almost instantaneously by thought. This enables him to “improve” plants, fungi, and/or algae, making them more effective in combat, or successful in surviving, or he can devolve and mutate them to gain limitations to make them less dangerous for as long as he requires them to be so. He can alter virtually any aspect of any plant, fungi, and/or algae, including their physical appearance, size, shape, powers, abilities, characteristics, adaptations, defenses, behavior, etc. He can also return the specimens to their complete original states almost instantaneously.
  • Plant Cloning/Duplication: The Botanist possesses the ability to physically clone and duplicate any plant, fungi, and/or algae perfectly as many times as he wishes, as well as merge any and/or all clones/duplicates into one specimen. He can extend his ability to merge any and/or all clones/duplicates into one specimen to swarms of truly individual specimens of the same species that the Botanist has not cloned.
  • Plant Transportation/Teleportation: The Botanist possesses the telepathic and telekinetic ability to transport any plant, fungi, and/or algae from any location or time to any location or time period he designates, effectively teleporting them at will across time and space. He can achieve this by displacing the molecules of their body(ies) from the place/time they were located to the place he designates. This ability seems to link with his plant summoning ability, enabling him to summon any individual specimen, species, or even every plant from any location or time at will at any time he wishes. It is theorized that the Botanist could use his powers of transporting plants across time and space instantaneously on himself, although he has yet to demonstrate such an ability.
  • Plant Healing/Repair/Reanimation: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to telekinetically heal, repair, and revitalize the tissues of any plant, fungi, or algae. There is no limit to the types of damage he can heal and has healed and repaired plants, fungi, and/or algae that completely lost major parts. The Botanist can even reanimate the dormant tissue and cells of any dead plant, fungi, and/or algae, literally bringing any dead plant, fungi, and/or algae back to life, no matter how long they have been dead. However, he can only resurrect a dead plant, fungi, and/or fungi if they died of a natural cause, such as old age, being eaten, disease, starvation/dehydration, or were killed in a natural disaster.
  • Plant Injury/Destruction/Extinction: The Botanist also possesses the power to psionically destroy the tissues and molecules of any plant, fungi, and/or algae, effectively injuring, destroying, or completely obliterating entire species at will if he wished. He seldom does this, however, and only uses it in extreme cases. The Botanist can even take this to whole other level and destroy every plant, fungi, or algae in existence with a thought.
  • Solar Energy Manipulation: The Botanist possesses the superhuman ability to absorb and convert solar energy (sunlight) and convert it into superhuman strength, stamina, durability, endurance, resistance, faster rate of regeneration, speed, agility, etc. When the sun is at its highest peak during the day (at exactly 12:00 p.m.), the Botanist is at his most powerful.
  • Solar Energy Blasts: Similar to the Zoologist's energy blasts he can project when he taps into the animal kingdom's power, the Botanist possesses the ability to channel solar energy through his body and convert it into highly concussive beams of energy. These beams of energy are able to blind others, burn through metal and steel, knock out opponents, etc.
  • Flora Field Connection: As stated above, the Botanist's powers originate from an extradimensional mystical source of seemingly green radiation that connects the entire plant kingdom, physically, biologically, mentally, and spiritually to him, known as the Flora Field, which provides him with complete and infinite access to every and all species, breeds, and specimens of plants, fungi, and algae in existence, regardless of origin. This "Flora Field" was supposedly created by Mother Nature as a means to keep the plant kingdom intact while there was no one physically connected to the plant kingdom, so that the plant kingdom would not die off without a master to contain and control it.
  • Flora Field Projection: The Botanist possesses the ability to tap into the Flora Field itself, in order to project it in the form of destructive green blasts of energy that are said to possess the full power and ferocity of the entire plant, fungi, and algae kingdom. Similar to the Zoologist, he has demonstrated manipulating it and altering his projections' shape and size, even transforming a blast into an "energy forest" composed of solid force constructs in the shape of a rampaging sentient forest.
  • Flora Field Constructs: The Botanist has recently shown possessing the superhuman ability to tap into the Flora Field and psionically manipulate it to create three-dimensional, solid force energy constructs that he can mentally control and maintain cohesiveness until he dissipates them, either willingly or from becoming distracted, of because of the construct becoming disrupted. The Botanist has shown being able to maintain these constructs, even at a distance. He has been practicing on creating solid objects, starting with simple shapes and working his way up, and has now achieved the ability to create "living" plants, fungi, and algae out of the Flora Field capable of animated movement and speech. Although incapable of independent thought, they are capable of replicating the abilities and behaviors of the plant, fungi, and algae he creates. He is now able to create virtually any item or object out of the Flora Field through his mental commands, even managing to harden it into the goggles he wears today.
  • Flora Force Fields: He can create various forcefields of various sizes and shapes to protect himself and others around him through the Flora Field. The Flora Field can create a force-field around the Botanist, protecting him and anyone with him from the hazards of any environment he is currently in. An atmosphere appropriate to the Botanist's current biology is created inside the force-field, body temperature is maintained and waste products are removed. Gravitational stresses which could cause injury are stabilized for the Botanist. Theoretically, the Botanist could use the Flora Field as his sole source of life support.
  • Flora Field Portals: By tapping into the Flora Field, the Botanist is capable of opening portals to the Flora Field dimension. These portals can be used for travel, storing virtually anything in any quantity until needed, and for tapping into the Flora Field more efficiently.
  • Plant Power Bestowal and Removal: The Botanist possesses the power to bestow his god-like plant powers upon other plants, as well as humans. He is also able to take away plant-based powers from plant-based superhumans, even if he did not bestow their powers himself.
  • Flora Field Form: Recently, the Botanist learned how to, like the Zoologist, tap into the Flora Field and actually transmute his body into pure Flora Field energy. Now he possesses the superhuman ability to transform and transmute his body into the Flora Field himself. In this form, he is almost unstoppable, possessing all the power, life force, and knowledge of the plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms at once, granting him immeasurable strength, stamina, durability, speed, reflexes, agility, etc.; the limitless ability to alter his form to any form imaginable; infinite telepathic and telekinetic abilities; unlimited energy and life force manipulation; and virtual invulnerability and immortality to anything.

The Botanist’s body has been physiologically altered to god-like levels, granting him an unstable molecular structure that adapts to any environmental stimuli, granting him the ability to adapt and evolve to any stimuli within his environment, as well as granting him virtual invulnerability to any species of plant, fungi, and algae, and virtual immortality.

  • Instantaneous Environmental Adaptation: The Botanist’s body has been physiologically altered to the point that it automatically recodes his genetic code, DNA, and atomic structure in order to adapt and evolve in response to any stimuli, situation, or environment he is placed in, theoretically allowing him to survive (as far as has been shown) anything. The Botanist can develop/evolve almost any form of resistance, immunity, or invulnerability to whatever injures or harms him after prolonged exposure. He can also develop weapons/evolutions to counter almost any opponent. If he no longer requires the adaptation, his body simply and automatically recodes his DNA structure once again in order to return him back to his normal form, unless he mentally wishes otherwise. His evolving and adapting powers rival that of the Zoologist's.
  • Poison Immunity: The Botanist is immune to the adverse effects of any poison, venom, toxin, etc, from any plant or animal imaginable, no matter how deadly or potent it maybe. Therefore, he cannot be poisoned or drugged by any form of poison, toxin, or venom. He can transmit his immunities to others as well.
  • Plant Invulnerability: The Botanist possesses virtual invulnerability due to a combination of his superhuman durability, resistance, accelerated healing factor, shape-shifting abilities, plant mimicry, adaptive powers, and immortality. He is mystically unable to be harmed by any plant, fungi, or algae, thereby rendering him invulnerable to virtually any plant/fungi/algae attack. He is unaffected, impervious, and invulnerable to any type of bite, scratch, sting, impact, strike, energy, etc., produced, originated, or committed by any species of plant/fungi/algae. His unstable molecular structure, combined with his own natural durability and resistance, coupled with an advanced accelerated healing factor that can heal him from virtually any injury, the ability to mimic the defenses of any plant/fungi/algae, his connection to the Flora Field, and his instantaneous adaptation capabilities and immortality make him a formidable and nigh-unstoppable being. For some reason, however, this does not apply to humans, superhumans, and other sentient or sapient plant beings or humanoids, who are able to harm him physically. All plants/fungi/algae, however, that are not sapient/sentient beings, or humanoids, seem to not wish to harm the Botanist in any capacity, since they seem to understand his position and treat him with utmost respect, regardless of how seemingly simple-minded, feral, or monstrous they may be.
  • Immortality: The Botanist possesses a form of immortality, or everlasting life, that keeps him alive and in physical prime, due to possessing the life force and power of the entire plant, fungi, and algae kingdoms and being connected to the Flora Field itself. As long as there is at least one other species of plant, fungi, or algae in existence, he does not age, is not susceptible to disease, has incredible recuperative powers, almost inexhaustible endurance, limitless stamina, and is invulnerable to conventional forms of injury compensated with his invulnerability to virtually any plant, fungi, or algae, making him virtually immortal. Should the Botanist be injured somehow, he can regenerate any injured or missing tissue. His head has been removed from his torso, severing his vertebrae in two, and on another occasion his upper and lower torso have been torn in half, again resulting in the severing of his vertebrae. On both occasions, the Botanist has fully recovered within minutes of the incidents. However, that does not mean he cannot physically die. The Botanist can be killed by anything as equally superhuman as himself, or of similar sentience/sapience, by any species of any of the living kingdoms he does not possess power over (i.e., the animal, bacteria, and protozoa portions of the protista kingdoms), any form of mineral, chemical element, or inorganic matter, or a form of energy that does not originate from a member of the plant/fungi/algae kingdoms or is not plant/fungi/algae in nature. The Botanist can also be killed through an injury that disperses a significant portion of his body's molecules to the point of being unable to heal or by being disconnected from the Flora Field and killed whilst in his mortal form.

Abilities

  • Omniscient-level Intellect - Botany: The Botanist is, of course, the universe's leading prodigy on all things plant, fungi, and algae, and is, albeit reluctantly, known as the universe's most renowned botanist. Even before he became the Botanist, Professor Phineas P. Pines was one of the most brilliant scientific experts in the fields of botany and plant sciences. He is now the unparalleled genius in all fields of botany, including:
  • Plant Physiology: The subdiscipline of botany concerned with the function, or physiology, of plants.
  • Phytomy: The study of the internal structure of plants.
  • Comparative Phytomy: The study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of plants throughout the entire plant kingdom, which is closely related to evolutionary botany and phytogeny.
  • Plant Morphology: The study and description of the physical form and external structure of plants.
  • Phytochemistry: The study of phytochemicals, chemicals derived from plants.
  • Phytopathology: The scientific study of plant diseases caused by pathogens (infectious diseases) and environmental conditions (physiological factors).
  • Plant Disease Epidemiology: The study of diseases in plant populations.
  • Phytotoxicology:
  • Plant Organology:
  • Plant Molecular Biology:
  • Plant Genetics:
  • Plant Molecular Genetics:
  • Plant Developmental Biology:
  • Dendrology:
  • Xylology:
  • Dendrochronology:
  • Dendroclimatology:
  • Paleoxylology:
  • Phycology: The scientific study of algae.
  • Pomology:
  • Mycology:
  • Lichenology:
  • Bryology:
  • Palynology:
  • Pteridology:
  • Paleobotany:
  • Paleoethnobiology:
  • Microbotany:
  • Magibotany:
  • Mythobotany:
  • Astrobotany:
  • Agrostology:
  • Horticulture:
  • Horticultural Botany:
  • Olericulture:
  • Floriculture:
  • Forestry:
  • Agronomy:
  • Economic Botany:
  • Plant Cognition:
  • Ethnobotany:
  • Ethnolichenology:
  • Agronomy:
  • Herbalism:
  • Botanical Medicine:
  • Medical Herbalism:
  • Herbal Medicine:
  • Herbalogy:
  • Phytotherapy:
  • Plant Ecology:
  • Phytosociology: The branch of botany which deals with plant communities, their composition and development, and the relationships between the species within them.
  • Phytoarchaeology:
  • Plant Evolutionary Biology:
  • Phytophenology:
  • Plant Systematics:
  • Phylocladistics:
  • Phylogenetics:
  • Phylogeography:
  • Plant Systematics:
  • Agriculture:
  • Phytoagriculture:

Polymath

  • Scientific Genius: Also, as a result of his expanded intellect, he has become an expert in all fields of science, especially in all other biological sciences.
  • Gifted Inventor: While the Botanist possesses limited proficiency with technology, especially in the modern day, he is a gifted inventor, having bioengineered and improved upon genetics technology from such geniuses as the Veterinarian and the Tyrant King.

Martial Artistry/Combat Master

  • Master Combatant: While not proficient in any form of martial arts, the Botanist is a highly effective, ruthless, and brutal combatant who combines strength, speed, and strategy with his incredible powers to take on highly proficient fighters such as Stryker, Heatstroke, and the Zoologist.
  • Master Strategist: The Botanist is an excellent battle tactician and strategist, using his powers very effectively in the heat of battle for distracting, stunning, and killing.

Strength level

The Botanist possesses phenomenal superhuman strength rivaling the likes of the Zoologist, thanks to possessing the strength of the entire plant, algae, and fungi kingdoms, enabling him to lift (press) over 100 tons under standard conditions. During the daytime, especially at noon when the sun is brightest and giving off the most energy, the Botanist’s strength grows exponentially, lifting well over 200 tons easily, while at night or in dark or cloudy conditions, he is exponentially weaker, able to lift only up to 50 tons at peak conditions.

Weaknesses

  • Sun Deprivation: The Botanist derives his power and energy mainly from the sun. As such, during times when the sun is blocked or not at his current position in the sky, such as cloudy conditions and at night, the Botanist’s power and strength fluctuates, depending on the amount of sunlight available. During the darkest or cloudiest conditions, the Botanist is at his weakest, unable to use most of his powers and losing over half of his strength. Keeping him within a completely dark area, such as a cave or trench, the Botanist is virtually helpless for extended periods, requiring him to absorb nutrients from any soil surrounding his area.
  • Soil Deprivation: The Botanist is also able to be severely weakened by completely depriving him of any soil or moisture.
  • Vulnerability - Herbivores: The Botanist can be injured and even eaten by any type of herbivore, especially specialized or swarms of herbivores, such as a swarm of locusts. However, doing so does not actually kill the Botanist, as he can regrow from the digestive system's effects.
  • Vulnerability - Herbicides: The Botanist can also be weakened, injured, and even killed by any form of herbicides.
  • Vulnerability - Fauna Field: The Botanist is highly susceptible to the energy that the Zoologist can project when he taps into the Fauna Field, becoming temporarily depowered, endowed with certain animalistic traits or abilities, stunned, incapacitated, damaged, or even killed.
  • Vulnerability - Extreme Temperatures: The Botanist is extremely vulnerable to extreme temperatures of hot and cold. As such, he can be rendered helpless when rendered frozen, or injured by burns from fire or extremely scalding heat.
  • Vulnerability - Magic: The Botanist is also extremely vulnerable to incredibly powerful mystical forces and spells. As such, he can be bound, controlled, manipulated, injured, and possibly even killed by highly-powerful mystical forces.
  • Negative Plant Empathy: If any species of plant, fungi, and/or algae is hurt, damaged, or destroyed, or large groupings of plants, fungi, and/or algae are suddenly destroyed somewhere in the universe, it can cause the Botanist extreme pain, depending on the amount of life the plant(s) possesses/possessed. If someone or some force managed to destroy all of the plants, fungi, and algae in existence, it would kill the Botanist, rotting him to the core since he does not age as long as there is at least one species of living plant, fungi, or algae in the universe. Also, in reverse, if the Botanist is somehow killed, it could destroy the entire kingdoms of plants, fungi, and algae, and, in effect, the entire natural universe, unless someone, such as a family member like Seed, Pollen, or Spore, or Mother Nature for example, managed to create a living plant, fungi, and/or algae specimen from scrap in time to halt the effects.
  • Negative Environment Empathy: The Botanist’s health and vitality is also affected by the ecology and welfare of the natural world, and any deterioration, imbalances, or drastically-altered changes, especially in the surrounding environment or nearby environments, can be detrimental to his health and well-being.


Paraphernalia

Equipment: The Botanist has utilized various genetic equipment and technology, such as re-engineering the monstrous Extinction and improving upon the Tyrant King's genetic blueprints and the Veterinarian's genetic cloning equipment which he utilized to clone the Animal Assassin.

Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

  • The Botanist was created by Bradley Dotson, creator of the Zoologist. Brad Dotson developed the Botanist in the sixth grade around the same time as the Zoologist. However, the Botanist was named the Plant Man in response to the Zoologist being originally called the Animal Man. Brad always felt that there was a war between the animal kingdom and the plant kingdom and emphasizes that, as well as exaggerating this to a whole new level in terms of the Zoologist and the Botanist.


Trivia

  • The Botanist is actually one of the first characters Brad Dotson created that is not based on any particular individual from Brad's own personal life.



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