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Wood Mimicry
Groot (Earth-616) 0001
Groot (Marvel Comics) king of Planet X, member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Power/Ability to:

have a body made up of wood

Power to transform into or have a physical body made up of wood. Variation of Plant Mimicry, technique of Wood Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Arboreal Mimicry/Physiology
  • Tree Mimicry/Physiology
  • Wood Physiology


User is made up of or can transform their body completely into wood. Users transformed form can be either anatomically identical to their normal form, aside of being made of wood, in which case it contains all to organs and is somewhat vulnerable to attacks. Alternately user can transform into homogenous matter, without any part of their form being more important than the other.




Many trees have certain specific mythical/supernatural associations that may grant additional abilities for the user, for possible applications see here.


  • Very likely slows the user.
  • Can dehydrate far quicker than a human body.
  • May require constant connection with earth or water.
  • May be restricted to single variation.
  • May catch fire easily.
  • Not exactly Invulnerability since limb can be broken off.
  • May be vulnerable to everything that a normal plant would be (fire, plant poisons, etc.).

Known Users


  • Wood King (DC comics)
  • Groot (Marvel comics)
  • Frank Ludlum (Marvel comics)
  • Machete (Pinoy Klasiks)


  • Dryads (Greek Mythology)
  • Skogsrå (Norse Mythology)


  • Ents (Lord of the Rings)
  • Neti (Star Wars Expanded Universe)
  • Nym (The Wheel of Time)


  • The Wood (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Azuma (Fairy Tail); after overusing magic
  • Nikosen (InuYasha)
  • Yamato (Naruto)


  • Vampire Orchis (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • Cherrymon (Digimon)
  • Woodmon (Digimon)
  • Wood Man (Mega Man)
  • Trevenant (Pokemon)

Western/Web Animation

  • Tree Man (asdfmovie)
  • Shao Yen (Master Raindrop)
  • Timberwolfs (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)


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