Lots of characters in our favorite fictions aren’t flesh and blood human types.  Dag Wentim is made of stone, Hank Heywood is made of steel, and Keanu Reeves is entirely wooden….  Wait, no, that’s just his acting style, sorry, he’s not actually MADE of wood.  Still, if Poison Ivy has taught us anything, it’s that Batman will let you get away with damn near anything if you’re green and nearly naked, which really apropos of nothing but good information nonetheless, leading us to today’s chlorophyll-ed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will always go old-school (at least by 1980s standards) and stand behind Alec Holland, or at least the Swamp Thing who takes after him, asking: Who’s your favorite fictional personage made of wood (and/or related plant matter)?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. I think I have to go with Swamp Thing. Honorable mention to Mokujin and his family (yes, he’s married), wooden practice doll characters from Tekken series, which mimic other character’s movesets.

  2. I am quite fond of the Tree-Lady who the Ninth Doctor flirted with, and whom eventually sacrificed herself to save everybody. She was a badass.

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