Swamp Thing (New Earth)

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Real Name

Swamp Thing

Main Alias

Swamp Thing

Other Aliases

Green Man, Alec Holland


Abigail Holland (wife) · Tefé Holland (daughter) · Gregori Arcane (father-in-law, deceased)


Parliament of Stones, Parliament of Flames, Parliament of Worlds

Formerly Parliament of Trees Parliament of Waves, and Parliament of Vapors

Base Of Operations

Houma, Louisiana





Public Identity



Marital Status












No Hair





Earth-One · New Earth


Len Wein · Bernie Wrightson

First Appearance
Swamp Thing #1
(November, 1972)
Quote1.png Dr. Alec Holland had all the answers… he was an intelligent man… but Alec Holland is dead… and in his place stands only a… SWAMP THING! Quote2.png

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Swamp Thing is the Avatar of the Green, the defender of establish liveliness.

Alec Holland

In a secret facility located in the Louisiana swamplands, scientist Alec Holland and his wife Linda invented a Bio-Restorative recipe that would solve any nations ‘ food deficit problems. Ferrett and Bruno—thugs working for Nathan Ellery—barged into Alec ‘s lab, knocked him out, and planted a bombard in the facility. Alec woke up equitable as the bombard exploded, and in flames, he ran into the swamp. His body had been drenched in the bio-restorative convention, and this affected the plant life of the swamp, imbuing it with Alec ‘s consciousness and memories. The newly conscious plant life formed a illusion of a human form and rose up from the bog down as the Swamp Thing, the latest in a farseeing line of earth elementals created when The Green was in need of protection. The Swamp Thing originally thought that he had been Alec Holland, transformed by the freak out accident into a monster. He sought to regain his human soundbox, but often met opposition in the form of Anton Arcane, and his always growing horde of Un-Men .

Sunderland Incident

After finally defeating Arcane, Swamp Thing was set upon by General Sunderland ‘s men, in a covert military operation. The resulting attacks blasted a hole in Swamp Thing ‘s heading and destroyed the lives of many of his friends. Sunderland brought the Swamp Thing ‘s body back to Sunderland Corp to study and unlock the secret of the Bio-Restorative Formula. [ 1 ] Sunderland hired the Jason Woodrue to study Swamp Thing ‘s body, which he had stored in a cryochest. Over the course of his research, the Floronic Man deduced the truth about Swamp Thing, that he was a plant that thought it was Alec Holland—the real Alec Holland had died in the explosion. Sunderland and Woodrue parted on bad terms, so the scientist used Sunderland ‘s automated calculator systems to raise the thermostat in Swamp Thing ‘s cryochest. This allowed Swamp Thing ‘s body to regenerate, and in his search for Sunderland, he stumbled across the Floronic Man ‘s report, which sent him into a unmindful rage. He killed Sunderland, and set off for the swamps. [ 2 ] Swamp Thing went into shock absorber from learning his true origins. He rooted himself into the swamp and spent three weeks dreaming ; his judgment finally traveling into The Green. Woodrue returned to the swamp and discovered Swamp Thing ‘s connection to The Green, but the experience drove him brainsick. [ 3 ] When Swamp Thing realized the presence of Woodrue ‘s corrupting influence there, he wrenched himself rear into reality. He caught up with Woodrue and convinced the villain that his war against animal life was pointless, reminding him that implant life and animal life sentence needed each other to survive. [ 4 ]

Finding Love

A bud friendship grew between Swamp Thing and his dead bane Anton Arcane ‘s niece Abby Cable. Her husband Matthew grew resentful of her disinterest in sex, and turned to drink, far pushing her toward the Swamp Thing. She asks for his help when her autistic students at Elysium Lawns were being tormented by Kamara, the Monkey-King. Swamp Thing destroyed the devil with the aid of Etrigan. [ 5 ] On the same night that the devil attacked, Matthew decided to go out and help Abby. unfortunately, his dipsomania caused him to crash his car, mortally wounding him. In order to stay alive, he made a treaty with the spirit of Anton Arcane, who possessed his body. [ 6 ] late, Swamp Thing was visited by the touch of Alec Holland, and finally learned that Alec ‘s skeleton was hush lying at the bottom of the bayou. Diving down, Swamp Thing retrieved the body and gave it a proper burial. This allowed the Alec ‘s heart to free itself from the earthly plane and ascend into Heaven. [ 7 ] One day, Abigail last realized that the man she had thought was her conserve for weeks had actually been her uncle Anton. Her feel of disgust sent her into a atrocious shock. [ 8 ] Swamp Thing confronted the possess Matthew, and with the guidance of the monster, he discovered Abby ‘s body. unfortunately, Arcane had sent the “ person ” of his niece to Hell. In a rage, Swamp Thing drum Arcane to a pulp, allowing Matthew ‘s trapped emotional state to cast the soul of the sorcerer out of his soundbox and spinal column to the nether earth. The campaign returned Matthew to control of his torso, but left him comatose. [ 9 ] To set things right, Swamp Thing travelled into The Green and beyond ; to the Spirit World and on into Hell, all to reclaim Abby ‘s person. He was forced to fight off a horde of the damned, including Anton Arcane, but he prevailed again with the aid of Etrigan. [ 10 ] After Abby was returned to life, Swamp Thing and Abby confessed their love for each other. To celebrate the begin of their relationship Swamp Thing grew hallucinogenic tubers for Abby to eat, enabling her to see the world as he did. [ 11 ]

Finding the truth

Swamp Thing ‘s soundbox was destroyed after an confrontation with a serviceman saturated by dangerous levels of radiation. He sent his mind into the Green to attempt to form another body, and with Abby ‘s help and weeks of feat, Swamp Thing reformed most of his modern body. [ 12 ] In the meanwhile, occultist John Constantine had heard news of a coming risk, and found his way to the deluge. Upon meeting the Swamp Thing, he informed the creature that it was a plant elementary. Constantine hinted at knowing much more about the nature of the Swamp Thing than he was saying, and promised to discuss the matters further if Swamp Thing met him in Rosewood, Illinois in a week ‘s clock time. [ 13 ] Constantine informed Swamp Thing that he had not completely destroyed the vampire population of Rosewood during his stopping point find with them, and a phone number of them adapted to live within an aquatic colonization. [ 14 ] Swamp Thing remembered that running body of water could destroy the vampires—they could only live subaqueous because the body of water system covering Rosewood was stagnant. In ordering to deal with them, Swamp Thing extended his abilities further than always before, forming a new body from a mountain and letting its river unify with Rosewood ‘s, thereby wiping the vampires out. quite than provide any raw information, Constantine told Swamp Thing to meet him in Maine in two weeks ‘ clock. [ 15 ] In Kennescook, Maine ; Swamp Thing encountered Phoebe, a werewolf filled with scandal on behalf of abuse and oppress women throughout history. He prevented her from killing her husband, but was forced to watch on helplessly as she committed suicide. Constantine arrived soon after, and told Swamp Thing to go rear home to Louisiana. [ 16 ] Abby found exploit on the set of a soap opera being filmed on the previous Robertaland Plantation. Things went askew when the lead actors became possessed by the spirits of the homicidal landowners. abruptly slaves that worked on the plantation rose from the sculpt as zombies. Sensing the evil there, Swamp Thing burned Robertaland to the flat coat after realizing that it was the informant of their exponent. [ 17 ] finally, Swamp Thing began to see a pattern emerging in all the monstrosities he had been confronting across America, but admitted he would need Constantine to explain it to him. Constantine instructed him to travel to San Miguel, California, promising that this would be the last leg of their mission before he revealed everything he knew. [ 18 ]

crisis on Infinite Earths

Main article: Crisis on Infinite Earths In San Miguel, Swamp Thing visited the abandoned Cambridge sign of the zodiac, haunted by every person ever to have been killed by the Cambridge repeating firearm firearm. A group of thrill seekers were menaced by the ghosts. Swamp Thing managed to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion by making the fathom of a hammer on a big table within. Afterward, Constantine appeared and explained that he wanted the Swamp Thing to see first-hand the effects that the coming Crisis was having on Earth. [ 19 ] deluge Thing and Constantine witnessed the effects of the crisis : blood crimson skies, and people and beasts from many different time periods, displaced into the stage day. The couple were suddenly teleported to the Monitor ‘s Satellite by Alexander Luthor. Constantine introduced Swamp Thing to Alexander, who had formed a plan to ensure that world survived the Crisis. Constantine promised that the Swamp Thing would likewise ensure that the spiritual kingdom survived the after-effects of the Crisis. [ 20 ] Constantine revealed that after the Crisis ended, reality would be precarious and vulnerable for a time. meanwhile, the ancient fad of the Brujeria were taking advantage of this situation in order to summon the Shadow Creature which would destroy Heaven. To do so the Brujeria needed to encourage a worldwide belief in monsters and the dark things in life. They were the ones creditworthy for the foolhardy of bloodcurdling incidents that Swamp Thing had contained over the past few weeks. He planned for he and the Swamp Thing to travel to South America and conflict the cult—but first he wanted Swamp Thing to visit the Parliament of Trees in Brazil, where he promised that he would finally learn the truth about his nature as a plant elementary. [ 21 ]

The Great Darkness

swamp Thing bid farewell to Abby for a while, and as they kissed, they were unaware that amateur photojournalist, Howard Fleck, was taking pictures of them. deluge Thing travelled to Brazil, where he met the Parliament of Trees. There, he encountered one of the former plant elementals, Alex Olsen. Olsen explained that the Swamp Thing was the latest in a long line of plant elementals, who had all since joined the Parliament in their retirement. Communing with the others, Swamp Thing was able to learn the histories of his predecessors. [ 21 ] Joining up with Constantine, Swamp Thing managed to destroy the Brujeria by flooding their underground caves with soil and crushing them with tree-roots. unfortunately, his decision to save Constantine ‘s life provided the Brujeria with adequate time to send their messenger to awaken the Shadow Creature. Constantine and Swamp Thing scrambled to come up with a plan to deal with the Great Darkness, and then split up. [ 22 ] swamp thing travelled through The Green to the afterlife, recruiting the help of Deadman, Phantom Stranger, The Spectre and Etrigan. together, they prepared to make a resist against the Great Darkness in Hell. One by one, Swamp Thing ‘s allies fell to the Darkness, failing to answer its questions—that is until the Swamp Thing tried entering it of his own free will, with peaceful captive. Reflecting on what the Parliament taught him about nature, he offered insights to the Great Darkness that its put in the population was necessary ; that good would grow stronger by its opposition to evil. His talk sparked something in the Great Darkness. When it last reached Heaven, the Great Darkness and The Presence joined in an alliance of proportion, changing the nature of good and evil for the entire universe. [ 23 ]

Gotham City

back in Louisiana, Swamp Thing met with John Constantine again. Swamp Thing was distressed to learn that in his absence, Howard Fleck had released the photograph of he and Abby, causing such a scandal that she ran away to Gotham City. The Louisiana police had charged her with obscenity and crimes against nature, and it became Gotham ‘s job to hold her test, and extradite her. [ 24 ] swamp Thing sped to Gotham in decree to free Abby from imprison. He burst into the Gotham courthouse and demanded Abby ‘s handout. When his demand was refused, he tapped into the Green, using his huge elementary exponent to cause Gotham to become overgrown with plant-life. In this way, he kept the city hostage until his wife was released. [ 25 ] In the interim, Batman asked Swamp Thing to turn Gotham back to normal, and the refusal of the creature led to a competitiveness in which the much outmatched Batman was defeated. ultimately, Batman convinced the mayor that Abby had not committed any crime, and that it would be in the best interest of everyone if charges against her were dropped. In response, Swamp Thing removed the giantism from Gotham. As Swamp Thing was about to be reunited with Abby, he was attacked by Dwight Wicker and the D.D.I., who wanted to avenge the death of General Sunderland. They cut him off from the Green using a communications trail bike provided by Lex Luthor. then, they set him aflame with napalm. [ 26 ]

Outer Space

Locked out of The Green ‘s frequency, Swamp Thing survived the try assassination by tuning into a unlike, extraterrestrial being one. He managed to grow a new consistency on a satellite populated by only blue vegetation, confused to The Green. He stayed on the planet for a time, exploring it and even creating plant-replicas of people he knew from worldly concern to keep him company. Finding this to be ultimately pointless he destroyed his creations and gathered up the courage to try and grow a new plant-body elsewhere in the universe. [ 27 ] He finds his way to the planet Rann, where he meets and befriends Adam Strange. The planet was going through a annihilative drought, and there were arrangements made to find a solution with Thanagarians. Swamp Thing reached down under the surface of the planet and brought its plant life back. [ 28 ] He attempted to grow a soundbox from vegetation on a planet which seemed to be techno-organic. however, unbeknown to him, the planet was sentient, and sought to mate with him. The entity forced Swamp Thing to mate with her, and afterwards Swamp Thing swiftly fled across the universe to find a new place to grow a body. [ 29 ] last, Swamp Thing found his way to the planet J586, where all plant life is sentient. With the help of green Lantern Medphyll, Swamp Thing learned to shift his frequency, so that he could return to Earth and The Green. [ 30 ] Before reuniting with Abby at last, Swamp Thing murdered the men creditworthy for the assassination attempt. [ 31 ]

The Sprout

After settling down again with Abby in the deluge, Swamp Thing travelled to the Parliament of Trees, but was greeted with storm horror. The Parliament had assumed him dead, and had therefore begun to grow a sprout which would grow into a newfangled elementary, once bound with a human spirit. The consequence of which being that having two elementals active at one time would set the balance of nature amiss and causal agent calamity. The Parliament gave him the choice to either take settle in the Parliament, and leave Abby forever, or to kill the Sprout. Swamp Thing refused to do either, whatever the consequences. [ 32 ] finally, Swamp Thing and John Constantine concocted a plan by which they would bind the Sprout to a homo horde so that he could retire to be with Abby until it was time to join the Parliament. The Sprout attempted to bind with Solomon Grundy in Slaughter Swamp, but the monster resisted, finally bathing in toxic chemicals in arrange to force the Sprout out. however, during his meet with Grundy, Swamp Thing realized that the Parliament was trying to kill him in order to restore counterweight, given that he would not kill the Sprout. [ 33 ] He returned to the Parliament, and demanded to speak with a Committee, to find a solution for the Sprout problem. In communing with the members, he discovered that across clock time, there have been hundreds of elementals, all of whom were once humans that were killed by fire. The meet was a bunker, however, and as he experienced pasts of the committee members, he began to take beginning. [ 34 ] however, at the lapp time, the Sprout attempted to bind with an insane, evil man named Alan Bolland who had merely died in the midst of a terrorist attack. The Parliament sensed the evil within Bolland, and it shocked the Swamp Thing out of his hypnosis. He used his frequency shifting abilities to force the committee members out into space, and the resulting chaos forced the sprout from Bolland ‘s soundbox. [ 35 ]


John Constantine ‘s contacts seemed to indicate that the Parliament ‘s predictions were right. Something was amiss with the balance of nature. Using his contacts, he arranged to find out where and when the following campaigner for binding with the Sprout would be ready. Constantine arranged to help reconcile an average man named Gary Holland with the theme of becoming the following Swamp Thing as his plane was destined to crash with no survivors. interim, Swamp Thing had hidden the Sprout on the moon. Upon his tax return through The Green, he encountered the lose souls of those on the crash flat, and guided them all to heaven—including his mean surrogate. There would have to be another plan. [ 36 ] The pair went through respective other failed attempts, going so far as to try to chemical bond the sprout with Swamp Thing ‘s ally Chester Williams. [ 37 ] fortunately, that was not required. swamp thing decided, at Abby ‘s urging, to grow himself a more knock-down brain in order to solve the dilemma. After one and a half months of slowness, he managed to find a solution. [ 38 ]

swamp Thing used his abilities to take control of a reasonably unwilling Constantine ‘s body, displacing Constantine into the stellar plane. then, in that human imprint, Swamp Thing and Abby finally consummated their relationship, conceiving a child for the sprout to bond to. In the body of a child, the Sprout would be given the prospect to learn at a slower pace. [ 39 ]

Lost in Time

Despite apparently having found happiness with his wife, Swamp Thing was soon set upon by the Dominators. Given that their weaponry was of a plant-based nature, they knew they had to eliminate the one being on the planet earth who could easily render them toothless in their mean invasion. In order to dispose of him, the Dominators used a device to displace the Swamp Thing in clock time. [ 40 ] swamp Thing found himself within the body of a soldier during the second World War in 1945. There, he encountered a young Anton Arcane, using an abattoir as his lab for the creation of his Un-Men. Arcane used an artifact known as the Claw of Aelkhünd to send Swamp Thing far back in time. [ 41 ] deluge Thing was then occupying the body of a toss off french original during the Great War. There, he met Abby ‘s grandma Anaïs Arcane, who called on her young doctor of the church son, Anton, to treat his wounds. naturally, Anton ‘s interest in Swamp Thing ‘s biota was less than checkup, and the solution of their meet faced Swamp Thing with the Claw again, sending him foster back. [ 42 ] He following wake up in the old west in 1872, where he was trapped within a large chunk of amber. finally, a team of heroes including Bat-Lash and Hawk Haukins managed to free him. Hopefully, Swamp Thing arranged to have his photograph taken with them, thinking that his pregnant wife might see him, and know he was okay. Knowing he had to go spinal column far, he willingly faced the Claw again. [ 43 ] swamp Thing became trapped again in a piece of amber, falling into the hands of Tomahawk, the old west bomber. [ 44 ] Another exposure to the Claw sent him back to medieval times when he encountered Merlin and Shining Knight, and an detail believed to be the Holy Grail. [ 45 ] promote back, Swamp Thing encountered a kin of early men, who lived in harmony with The Green. however, the clock time for their kind was at an end, and with the ice senesce, they were killed by a younger, more violent race of men. Before dying, a shaman that Swamp Thing befriended gave to him three seeds, and stored the spirits of his people away within a piece of amber—which sent Swamp Thing back far still. [ 46 ] deluge Thing arrived at a fourth dimension when man had not so far been born. He encountered three of his predecessors, Yggdrasil —the tree of life, Tuuru—the corner of cognition, and Eyam. They explained that they were the three founders of the Parliament of Trees, and sent him back once more into the past. [ 47 ] In a earth bare and barren of liveliness, Swamp Thing grew his brain bombastic once more, and realized that it is he who created the Parliament, and began the succession of earth elementals. He planted one of the three seeds he was given, which by and by grew into Yggdrasil, imbuing it with a map of all his cognition. then, he allowed a hang of lava to overtake him, converting the fool within his exaggerated genius to amber. [ 47 ] last, Swamp Thing realized that the reason he was sent back in time by the Claw was that the chunk of amber within it was a future interpretation of himself. He waited millennium for the day when John Constantine would find his way to the deliver day localization of the Claw, and release him. Freed, ultimately, Swamp Thing arrived home equitable in time to witness the parturition of his daughter Tefé. [ 48 ]

The Demon ‘s contamination

swamp Thing was unaware when he chose Constantine as the deputy for the conception of his daughter, that he had received a blood transfusion from the demon Nergal. Likewise, he was unprepared for the fact that the powers of his daughter gallop to both The Green and The Red. One day, when she witnessed him disappearing into The Green, she tried to do the same, and in the process, she destroyed her homo body. [ 49 ] Tefé ‘s stellar form travelled the Spirit World until it ended up on the outskirts of Hell. There, she caught the attention of the devil Beelzebub, not to mention Anton Arcane who managed to gain humble monster condition by direction of his evil ways. Arcane was assigned to Nergal, who recognized his own infect within Tefé. Through this infect, the demons hoped to gain command of her. however, the child became the center field of a political struggle in Hell between the Spider Guild, Beelzebub and Azazel. [ 50 ] Swamp Thing entered the Spirit World, where he encountered a number of foreigner spirits who were stuck in the human afterlife after the Dominators ‘ attack. in concert, they travelled to Hell. There, Etrigan explained the truth about Tefé ‘s demon contamination. Confronting Nergal, it seemed as though Swamp Thing was no match for him. however, Arcane ‘s machinations had connected Tefé to the irrigation system of the hale city, and when she opened a window back to earth, it caused the end of the city and all those demons within. [ 51 ]

The Rise of Matango

The end of Nergal ‘s garden released a particular emotional state on Earth. It was Matango, a fungus-based lifeform. interim, Swamp Thing and his wife searched for a way to get Tefé spinal column into a physical body. With Constantine ‘s help, they determined that she must be the one to recreate the body herself, but without any cognition of anatomy, she would not be able to do so properly. [ 52 ] A Shaman clued Swamp Thing in to the universe of a fountain in the Garden of Eden which can allow any being the ability to understand all languages. With this, Tefé could understand how to rebuild her own body with teaching. Swamp Thing met with the Parliament of Trees to find out the placement of the fountain. There, he reunited with Yggdrasil, Eyam, and Tuuru, who explained that a lot of what he had been taught in the by was a ruse in order to bring about the birth of a plant-human hybrid : Tefé. yggdrasil explained that by planting the first of the three seeds, Swamp Thing brought about the birth of the Parliament. The second base became his vessel ahead through time. The Third was consumed by Tefé—and that is what woke Matango. The source represented the ways of the erstwhile race of valet, who were in communion with nature. The newer, more violent race of men served Matango ‘s needs better. The Parliament had once resided in the Garden of Eden, but a war with Matango and the fungus-based biography violence known as The Grey forced them out. The spring was distillery to be found in the ruins of Eden, which lied in what became known as Antarctica. Swamp Thing travelled there, rescuing Eyam ‘s at bay soul, collecting a freeze shard of the waters of the fountain, and narrowly escaping end by the Angels who protected the ruins. [ 53 ] As a hurricane threatened all of Louisiana Swamp Thing returned, giving Tefé the water from the fountain. With the help of Constantine ‘s friend Brenda and the Shaman of Sarga, Tefé was able to rebuild most of her soundbox. unfortunately, Matango had assembled an army of servants of The Grey to capture the baby. The raw soundbox she grew became bribe with cast and fungus, prompting Swamp Thing to destroy it, as the hurricane swept over the deluge, and destroyed everything in sight. [ 54 ] The future dawn, Swamp Thing and his family decided to take Tefé to the Parliament of Trees for her security .

The Quest for the Elementals

Main article: The Quest for the Elementals
Upon their arrival at the Parliament of Trees, Yggdrasil helped recreate Tefé ‘s body for them. The Parliament then explained to Swamp Thing that Matango was once the thirteenth in the telephone line of establish elementals, and the concluding to contribution in the secret cognition of the Parliament ‘s creation via time-loop. When Matango was defender of The Green, a meteoroid formed by the destruction of a satellite that was home to The Grey landed on Earth. Matango volunteered to host the raw life-form in order to learn more about it. unfortunately, his own ambition was corrupted by The Grey ‘s drive to consume, and he became its agent. A war broke out between The Green and The Grey which forced the elementals to leave Eden. In rate to have a compromise, the Parliament caused an methamphetamine old age that allowed the new race of serviceman to conquer the previous slipstream, so that in time, if man caused the fall of The Green, The Grey could take its place. By giving a seed of the erstwhile race to his daughter, Swamp Thing caused the balance wheel to be offset. The Parliament decided that in decree to save The Green, they needed to confront Matango. [ 55 ] Swamp Thing began to amass an army of those elementals trapped by The Grey during the war. unfortunately, Matango anticipated this, and all of the efforts were in bootless, leading to Swamp Thing ‘s capture and imprisonment, deep in the Pacific Ocean. [ 56 ] Swamp Thing risked the death of all those imprisoned by attempting to form a torso there, but was fortunately successful, with the assistant of others. [ 57 ] They returned to the Parliament, where they learned that Matango had ensnared Abby and Tefé. Climbing the rotting torso of Yggdrasil, he reached them and set them free before heading ahead to Matango ‘s lair. Discovering that Matango ‘s helplessness was his old fleeceable form, Swamp Thing used his own skin against him, and severed his connection to The Grey. The Grey finds a new, more neutral vessel, who promises that he will wait until The Green ‘s time has passed before allowing The Grey to inherit the earth. [ 58 ]

Old Enemies Return

After a time of being able to live happily with his class, Swamp Thing became mindful of the revival of Sunderland Corporation as a terror to the environment. now run by General Sunderland ‘s daughter Constance, Sunderland Corporation took on a personal vendetta against the Swamp Thing while pursuing its avaricious, destructive interests. [ 59 ] interim, Tefé ‘s exponent over both plants and flesh became a matter of concern for her parents when she showed a tendency to horribly maul and kill those who angered her. When she killed the family guy in anger, it was decided that Swamp Thing would consult the Parliament of Trees for help. [ 60 ] The Parliament sent Lady Jane to act as Tefé ‘s regulate, allowing Swamp Thing to focus his attention on protecting The Green. [ 61 ] finally, in Hell, the annoy abdicated his convention, allowing many of the demons trapped there to escape—including Anton Arcane. Arcane returned to the land of the surviving with purpose to possess the Tefé ‘s consistency, and cause pain to his niece Abigail. however, Arcane ‘s attempted coup d’etat was thwarted by the appearance of Agony and Ecstacy, but he vowed to return. [ 62 ] When Constance Sunderland had an occultist named Doctor Polygon resurrect her church father from death, it provided Anton Arcane with a body to host his emotional state. Using Sunderland ‘s determine and his own power, Arcane managed to terrorize his niece once again .

Father or Protector ?

With the terror of Anton Arcane ‘s return, Abigail made Swamp Thing promise to stay with her and their daughter in order to protect them and be a conserve and church father. reluctantly, he agreed—but the Parliament of Trees was displeased with the decision. When a great threat to the environment and The Green appeared, Swamp Thing was forced to choose between breaking his promise to Abby or allowing the green to suffer. ultimately, he chose neither, and created a bivalent of himself to look after his family while he protected The Green. [ 63 ] He had intended to return to his syndicate once the menace was taken worry of, but the Parliament prevented it—leaving his double to become firm entrenched as the class valet he could not be. [ 64 ] After being away for two weeks, Swamp Thing ‘s soundbox was restored, but with an altered appearance. The toxins gone, he returned to Louisiana to reunite with his family. unfortunately, the double he created believed that he was more worthy to be with Abby and Tefé than Swamp Thing, and they fought. When Swamp Thing realized that the double was not merely a copy, but a contribution of him, Swamp Thing absorbed it back into his soundbox. unfortunately, Abby was disgusted when she realized his fraudulence, and decided to leave him and move to New Orleans with Chester Williams. [ 65 ] swamp Thing was among the heroes who attended a memorial overhaul for Green Lantern Hal Jordan. As a protection to Hal and the destroy Coast City Swamp Thing turned the bare Coast into a lush garden .

Brightest Day

It is revealed that he is the Earth ‘s Ultimate Savior and the Entity ‘s Champion .
Unlike the previous incarnation, a mass of android establish life with all of Holland ‘s steep memories, this modern renewed Swamp Thing was generated directly from the soundbox of Alec Holland himself. Holland rising from the background as a apparently semi-sentient cadaver until fully given human flesh again as the once once bright biologist. Holland stating that his last conscious memory was of hurling himself into the swamp to extinguish the flames engulfing him, having no memory of always being Swamp Thing previously. The Life Entity stating basically that Holland was a missing “ vital component ” to the being itself. Leaving us to ponder if the being Dark Avatar assaulting the city may have actually been the former Swamp Thing. notably besides bearing a identical close physical resemblance. The Entity imbued upon Holland all of the powers of The Green that the former had wielded. Including now extra elemental abilities, i.e. government over displace, being now shown capable of breathing fire naturally. Swamp Thing then immediately growing to enormous altitude to struggle the Corrupted Being. immediately upon defeating it, acting to restore the Green to natural order .


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  • Elemental: His body is composed of sentient vegetable matter.
    • Self-Sustenance: The ability to nourish oneself, typically via an external energy source. In Swamp Thing’s case, likely through a form of photosynthesis and composting.
    • Superhuman Strength: The Swamp Thing’s strength level is directly tied to his connection to the Earth. Occupying his most commonly used body, the Swamp Thing is capable of lifting volumes of mass many times greater than his own body weight. With additional power supplied to him by The Green, his ultimate strength level is nearly incalculable, dependent entirely on The Green’s health.
  • Elemental Control: The Swamp Thing has complete mastery over all forms of plant life and can command vegetative matter to do his bidding. Through this power, he is in constant communication with the very essence of the Earth, and serves as the Plant Elemental for the entire planet. Swamp thing was also formally the elemental of “all” the elements including Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Flesh.
  • Chlorokinesis: The ability to commune with plant life and to control its growth and form. He can summon forth vines to entangle or snare, and so on. He has threatened on more than one occasion to cause the microscopic flora within his enemies bodies to grow out and kill them from the inside. Once, he made a replica of a entire city, complete with animated persons (talking, walking, acting and with natural colors) and houses in each detail, only with his plant-powers.
    • Astral Projection: Swamp Thing’s essence can abandon his body, traveling through The Green, and grow a new body in other region, made with endemic plant matter. (For example, in a desert, he could create a body made with cactus).
      • Possession: Once he housed his essence inside Constantine’s body, controlling all his acts; He did it to mate with Abigail, and she became pregnant with Tefé. (Constantine is extremely resentful of the Swamp Thing’s lack of ethics on this occasion.)
    • Bio-Fission: Swamp Thing can grow multiple copies of himself, but these are only animated vegetable constructs, which have no actions without direct orders from Swamp Thing.
    • Enhanced Intellect: Swamp Thing can enhance his mental capacities by growing a giant model of a organic brain, and then attaching that brain to his head. It take circa 2 hours in which Swamp Thing cannot move until the brain is disconnected.[38]
    • Illusion Casting: Swamp Thing can grow orange tubers in his body; when eaten, it causes the victim to experience illusions (good and honest persons will have relaxing illusions; evil persons will have painful and terrifying illusions).[68]
    • Immortality: Theoretically so long as there is some vestige of plant life anywhere in the universe, the Swamp Thing will always have a vehicle through which to house his consciousness, rendering him effectively immortal.
    • Size Alteration
    • Regeneration
    • Resurrection: The Swamp Thing houses his conscious mind inside of a humanoid body made up of compacted flora and vegetable material. At will, he can abandon this form and take up residence inside of another shell, grown from any plant life in any location. Even if the body he is currently occupying is destroyed, Alec’s mind lives on in The Green, and will reconstitute a newly grown body. The Swamp Thing operated for several years before he even became aware of this ability. Eventually, it was the occultist John Constantine who revealed Swamp Thing’s elemental nature to him, and instructed him in reconstituting his body.[13]


  • Chemist: He retains the memories of Alec Holland, who was a brilliant chemist and botanist.


  • Vulnerability to Pollution: Pollution is highly dangerous to the plant life that makes up his body and the plant life he is connected to. By weakening The Green, one weakens the Swamp Thing.
  • Speech Impediment: Although he is very intelligent, Swamp Thing thinks very slowly due to brain injuries Alec Holland suffered as he was dying. His extremely slow manner of speech is due to the same reason.[69]

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC’s Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character’s Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • The character of the Swamp Thing was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
  • Swamp Thing is also known as Holland-Father, Prime-Founder, the Visitor, the Holland Mind, Swampy, the Weed, Le Bon Gumbo, Smalsh-Yegger (on Rann).
  • In the past Swamp Thing has gained access to other elemental powers. At one point gaining control over earth, water, air, and fire in addition to that of vegetation. However, almost immediately after gaining control over all of them, he gave all but his connection to the Green up.


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