Think You Know Swamp Thing? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character who is a humanoid/plant elemental able to inhabit any vegetation on Earth, is fiercely loyal to The Green, a primal force of nature that sustains life in plants, transformed from Alec Holland after an explosion “killed” him in the swamp, his mortal body destroyed but his memories still intact, Holland is forced to constantly war with his own nature, unable to reconcile the reality of his new life against that which was taken from him. Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Swamp Thing!

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

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—CITE your facts with a credible source by providing a link, a magazine, commentary, DVD featurettes; anything that can validate your fact.

—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first user to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

—We have RECRUITED our very own @HubCityQuestion master of all trivia, to help sort out the facts and answer the questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He remains duty-bound to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting fun facts now through Tuesday, June 23rd!

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Swamp Thing entry here:


He has the ability to expand his brain giving him knowledge of the universe itself and so much more.

Source: Swamp Thing (1985) #75

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Come on, surely you’ve got more than that! Hit me with the best of Swampy!

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Here’s a fact to get this ball rolling: though the 1990 Swamp Thing animated series only lasted 6 episodes, it generated an action figure line which included six Swamp Thing variants: Bio-Glow Swamp Thing, Camouflage Swamp Thing, Capture Swamp Thing, Snap Up Swamp Thing, Snare Arm Swamp Thing, and Climbing Swamp Thing.



Wow, no one? Okay, I’ve read some Swamp Thing comics, I’ll pitch in. Uh… Swamp Thing’s body is edible, and can bestow powers or psychedelic visions on those who eat from it? (Source: Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing)

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