497) Wood Mimicry

Wood Mimicry – The being has a body composed of wood.   Wood Mimicry is also known as Wood Physiology.  Humanoid trees are dealt with in (337) Plant Anatomy not here.  Creatures that are made out of wood and are examples of (024) animate objects fit into this category.

Literary Critique of Wood Mimicry 

Living Puppets

The Adventures of Pinocchio inspired the Disney film Pinocchio (1940).  Pinocchio is a wooden puppet brought to life.

The Adventures of Pinocchio also inspired  R.L. Stine to create the novella Night of the Living Dummy that featured the living dummy Slappy the Dummy.

Puppet Master is a franchise with many evil puppets that make Slappy the Dummy seem like a nice guy!

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Geppetto shows up again in the Vertigo series Fables and creates an army of wooden soldiers.  The wooden soldiers are essentially giant puppets that wear standard suits MIB style to blend in.  Vertigo is an imprint of DC comics.

The Emperor of Geppetto’s empire is nothing more than a giant puppet!

The Ventriloquist (DC) has a dummy named Scarface (DC) that appears to be alive!


Husk (Marvel) usually turns into metal but cleverly turns into wood because wood can hurt vampires unlike most metals except perhaps silver in Curse of the Mutants – X-Men vs Vampires #1.

Moomba (Marvel) in Tales to Astonish V1 #23, resembles a hard wood statue.

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Uranusians (Marvel) are not plants but are made out of wood in Tales of Suspense V1 #28.

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