Real Name: Jason Woodrue
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Controls plant growth, on a virtually limitless scale.
The Floronic Man is scientist Jason Woodrue, a character in the DC Comics universe. His most famous appearance is in the Swamp Thing comic by Alan Moore.
A bio-chemical mishap has turned Woodure into a plant/human creature, similar to the titular 'Swamp Thing' but a darker figure and probably insane. He rants about the damage done to the plant world by humanity, and attempts to take revenge for this. His grandest attempt at this is using his newly gained innate plant control power to make them produce an excess of oxygen so the slightest spark could cause devastating fires around the world. However, he was foiled when the Swamp Thing pointed out that this attempt was in fact devastating the plants since killing all the oxygen breathers would mean cutting off the production of carbon dioxide that plants need to live.
He fights the Atom on several occasions and was a member of one of the incarnations of the Injustice Gang.
The Floronic Man was briefly a hero, after the events of Millennium led to him becoming a member of the New Guardians. After the death of most of his teammates, he seems to have reverted to his original status as a villain.
The character has appeared in various other comics and storylines: in a recent issue of Batman he was killed after assassins shot him repeatedly with bullets, although this is in direct contrast to his most famous appearance, in which he pointed out that "you can't kill a vegetable by shooting it through the head". He is one of the many villains who was mind-wiped by the Justice League of America, but he has since recovered those memories.
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First Appearance: The Flash (1959) #245
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Amazing Adventures of the JLA (2006)
#4 Batman (1940)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
TPB Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy (2016)
- 'Batman: Second Chances'#415
TPB Batman Monthly (1988)
- 'Batman Arkham: Poison Ivy'
Batman: Four of a Kind (1998)
TPB Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
- 'Batman: Four of a Kind'
#65 Batman: Joker's Asylum (2008)
- 'Human Nature, Book Five'
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
TPB Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
- 'Collected Legends of the Dark Knight'#43
- 'Hothouse, Part Two'
Annual 03 Batman: Viimeinen Batman-tarina (2010)
- 'Year One: Poison Ivy'#56
- 'Leaves of Grass, Part 1: Twin Peaks'#57
- 'Leaves of Grass, Part 2: Reefer Madness'#58
- 'Leaves of Grass, Part 3: Comedown!'
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (2009)
HC Black Orchid (1988)
- 'Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? The Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?'
Blue Beetle (1986)
#21 Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
- 'If This Works, It'll Be A Miracle!'
Captain Atom (1987)
Convergence Swamp Thing (2015)
#1 Convergence: Crisis (2015)
- 'It's Not Easy Being Green!'
Countdown Special: The Atom (2008)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
HC vol. 08 DC Sampler (1983)
- 'Justice League of America by George Pérez, Volume Two'
DC Universe Special: Justice League of America (2008)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
TPB Detective Comics (1937)
- 'DC Universe: Origins'
Doctor Fate (1987)
Gotham City Sirens (2009)
#8#15 Green Lantern (1990)
- 'Strange Fruit, Part Two'
#32 Green Lantern Corps Quarterly (1992)
- 'Chaos Coming'#33
- 'The Third Law, Part One: Big Questions'
Guy Gardner: Reborn (1992)
Identity Crisis (2004)
#3 Infinite Crisis (2005)
- 'Chapter Three: Serial Killer'
Infinity, Inc. (1984)
#2 JLA (1997)
- 'Battleground Earth'#3
- 'World Without Heroes'
#115 JLA 80-Page Giant (1998)
- 'Crisis of Conscience Part One'#116
- 'Crisis of Conscience: Part Two'#117
- 'Crisis of Conscience: Part Three'#118
- 'Crisis of Conscience: Part Four'#119
- 'Crisis of Conscience: Conclusion'
Joker: Last Laugh (2001)
#1 Joker: Last Laugh Secret Files (2001)
- 'Joker: Last Laugh, Part One: Stir Crazy'#3
- 'Joker: Last Laugh, Part Three: Lunatic Fringe'#4
- 'Joker: Last Laugh, Part Four: Everyone Knows This is Nowhere'
Joker's Asylum: Poison Ivy (2008)
Justice League of America (1960)
#166 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'The Long Way Home'#167
- 'The League that Defeated Itself'#168
- 'The Last Great Switcheroo'#195
- 'Targets On Two Worlds'#196
- 'Countdown to Crisis!'#197
- 'Crisis in Limbo!'
#45 Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle (2015)
- 'Prelude to the Dark Things'
Legion of Super-Heroes (2005)
#2 Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days (1999)
- 'Week Two: Under'#3
- 'Week Three: Back'#4
- 'Week Four: Forth'#5
- 'Week Five: In'#6
- 'Week Six: Out'#7
- 'Week Seven: Down!'#8
- 'Week Eight: The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits'
HC Outsiders (2003)
- 'Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days: The Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days'TPB (Second Printing)
- 'Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days'
#6 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'Brothers in Blood, Part Three: Pandora's Box'
#23 Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976)
- 'Starring Floronic Man & Guardians of the Universe'#36
- 'Starring Green Lantern, Pieface & Poison Ivy'
#14 Son of Vulcan (2005)
- 'Crisis on Earth-3 (Reprise)!'#15
- 'The Wizard's War of the Worlds!'
#33 Steve Ditko Omnibus (2011)
- 'An Infernal Devices Interlude: With Some Help from His Friends'#34
- 'Merry Pranksters'#35
- 'Mr. Pip and Mr. Black'
Super-Team Family (1975)
#51 Swamp Thing (1985)
- 'Lil' Leaguers, Part 1 of 2'
Annual 05HC vol. 05 Swamp Thing (2004)
- 'Book Five'#52
- 'Natural Consequences'#66
- 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'#67
- 'The Wisdom of Solomon'#82
- 'Brothers in Arms, Part Two'#91
- 'Augurs and Offerings'#132
- 'Home Body'#166
- 'Trial By Fire, Part 1: Golden Days Before the End'#167
- 'Trial By Fire, Part 2: Word of God'#169
- 'Trial By Fire, Part 4: The Judas Tree'#170
- 'Trial By Fire, Part 5: Apocalypse Now'
#27 Swamp Thing - Das Ding aus den Sümpfen (1990)
- 'The Prison Tree Chapter I'#28
- 'The Prison Tree Chapter II'#29
- 'The Prison Tree Conclusion'
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC The DC Universe by Mike Mignola (2017)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
HC The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman: The Deluxe Edition (2016)
- 'The DC Universe by Mike Mignola'
HC The Flash (1959)
- 'The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman: The Deluxe Edition'
#245 The Green Lantern Corps (1986)
- 'Who Put The Zing In The Flash!'#246
- 'Kill Me, Flash - - Faster... Faster'
The New Guardians (1988)
#1 The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
- 'The New Guardians'#2
- 'Blow in the Wind'#3
- 'Open Secrets'#5
- 'By the Rockets Red Glare'#6
- 'Fatal Pursuits'#7
- 'A Whiter Shade of Peril'#10
- 'Welcome to the Colony'#11
- 'Mingled Yarns'#12
- 'Dawn Light'
The Vertigo Encyclopedia (2008)
HC Titans: Villains for Hire Special (2010)
- 'The Vertigo Encylopedia'
#1 Trinity (2008)
- 'The Best Laid Plans'
Vertigo Essentials: Swamp Thing (2014)
#1 Vertigo Secret Files and Origins: Swamp Thing (2000)
- 'The Anatomy Lesson'
Vertigo: First Taste (2005)
TPB Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Vertigo: First Taste'
#3 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Alfred Pennyworth To Spider-Girl'#6
- 'Adam Strange To Wildcat II'
#8 Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'Fatal Five to Garguax'#20
- 'Rubberduck to Shining Knight'
- 'Icemaiden to Nightwing'#4
- 'Ultra-Humanite to Zuggernaut, plus Abby Cable to Waid Eiling'
New Guardians (DC)(01 - The Chosen)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (01-Original)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (02-Ultra Humanit
Secret Society of Super-Villains (03-Current)
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