Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Presumably terrestrial mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Girl (Sue Storm), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm))
Known Relatives: Inapplicable
Aliases: "Giant Plant", "Overgrown Eggplant", "Weed"
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile
First Appearance: Fantastic Four in "Vicious Vine" (Kenner Give-a-Show Projector slide, 1968)
Powers/Abilities: The Vicious Vine appeared to be much like an overgrown plant. It was faster than it appeared and could grasp and entangle objects and people with its vines. Being a plant, it presumably could gain sustenance from sunlight via photosynthesis and was especially prone to fire.
(Fantastic Four in "Vicious Vine") - The Fantastic Four discovered the Vicious Vine attacking a space center and entered the fight against it. The giant plant swiftly grabbed Mr. Fantastic with its tendrils but Mr. Fantastic stretched and fought back. The Thing then entered the fray, pulling apart the creature, and the Human Torch shortly thereafter set the Vicious Vine on fire, effectively halting its rampage.
Comments: Created by an uncredited writer and artist.
The Kenner Give-a-Show Projector slides stated copyright 1968, meaning that Marvel owns the characters.
While the Vicious Vine was burnt, his carcass was still present in the last panel. Perhaps the following year, he regrew (much like a flower or tree) and could still be alive somewhere ... maybe on Monster Island.
The Vicious Vine was not named as such in the story but rather, only in the story's title.
Special thanks to Jon Knutson for images!
Profile by Proto-Man.
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Fantastic Four in "Vicious Vine", pan1 (Vicious Vine headshot)
Fantastic Four in "Vicious Vine", pan2 (Vicious Vine main image)
Fantastic Four in "Vicious Vine" (Kenner Give-a-Show Projector slide, 1968) - uncredited writer & artist
Last updated: 10/11/12
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