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Dark vines are organized cuttings of vines defiled with the Dark side. They have the ability to constrict or strangle anything in its surrounding environment or something that happens to touch it. Struggling or resistance to Dark vines will cause the plant to exert a greater force of constriction.[1][2]

Description Edit

Dark vines do not seem to be a common mean to an end. However, certain herbologists have access to it. It possesses some sense of touch, and can be concealed to resemble a sunflower. This plant uses its creepers and tendrils to ensnare anyone who touches it, binding their arms and legs and eventually choking them. The harder a person struggles against Dark vines, the faster and more tightly it binds them. If the victim is able to maintain their presence of mind and relaxes, the vines will relax their grip on them. Dark vines prefer a dark, damp environment. It will stop its movement in the environment in front of bright light and will recoil away from the heat of fire, so a well-placed flame attack will drive it away from its victims.[1]

HistoryEdit

Early 21st centuryEdit

In 2009, Charity Hirz placed a large cutting of Dark vines as the second defense of the hologram pit.[1] In 2015, Annabeth encountered a series of Dark vines in the basement of the Wasp. Before she could leave, the vines grabbed and strangled her. Fortunately, a friend named Sean heard her screaming, and was able to rescue her by blasting the vines apart.

In 2033, Sebiscuits was trapped by a series of Dark vines. The vines lifted up and strangled him as Hell Burnbottom controlled their paths. As they continued to wrap around Sebiscuits, Burnbottom fired a blast of lightning that ended the former's life.[2]

Post war Edit

Sebiscuits: "Stop moving! I know what this is — they're Dark vines!"
Force Baby: "Oh, I'm so glad we know what it's called, that's a great help."
Sebiscuits: "Shut up, I'm trying to remember how to kill it!"
Master Intelligence: "Would lightning help? Hurry up, I can't breathe!"
— The whole of the S.M.S.B. struggles with Dark vines.[src]

In 2041, Fredrick Powell, a government worker, was a comatose patient at NYC Hospital, after having been possessed into attempting to steal the Orb of Power from Transylvania Quarters. When Powell began to recover, a Knight of Plague sent a potted cutting of Dark vines to the hospital in the guise of a get-well-soon gift in order to silence him. Healer Martha Strout apparently mistook the plant for a sunflower, and it asphyxiated Powell.[1]

In the 2050s, Master Intelligence and the other members of the S.M.S.B. were caught in the plant when they attempted to prevent the theft of the hologram pit. Master Intelligence was able to escape the Dark vines by simply remaining calm. However, Sebiscuits had to save the others by casting lightning at it. [1]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit


Herbalism
Sunflower
Professors: Bladepoint · Danielle Park · Harold Gumma
Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbalism · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Mutated Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants
Superhero School class: Herbalism Award · Herbalism Lesson Cup · Herbalism Race Cup · Herbalism Store
Superhero School greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Professor's Office
Herbologists: Harold Gumma · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beatrix Darran · Nepali mutant · Philla Sparre · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy
Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Dark vine · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Mercury Flytrap · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Walking plant · Whomping Willow · Wild rice

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