- Fungi/Fungus Symbiosis
- Mold/Mushroom Symbiosis
The user can gain powers by hosting fungi (mold, mushrooms, yeast, etc.) in one's body. They can live inside the host and be utilized according to the need. Often, the host will be able to manifest fungal abilities like spore infestation, decomposition, shapeshifting and even a more robust physique, due to the symbiote's influence.
As a living, possibly intelligent being, the fungal symbiote will most likely do what it can to ensure the welfare of its host so the relationship can continue successfully. As with other forms of Symbiosis, it can come with a price.
- Fungal Mimicry
- Fungus Manipulation
- Life Link
- Physical Augmentation
- Regeneration Manipulation
- Spore Manipulation
- Symbiotic Connection
- Symbiotic Transformation
- The fungus may take over the host's body (Possession).
- The symbiote's weaknesses may be passed onto the host.
- The symbiote may require certain conditions/substances (food, water, etc.) to survive.
- Powerful fungi may harm or even destroy the host.
- Extended bond may result in permanent merge between host and symbiote.
- Miko’s Allies (Battleborn)
- The Grey Avatars (DC Comics)
- Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
- Langdon Cobb (Futurama)
- Armil Rad Arbuscular (Gesellschaft Blume)
- The Slim Slime Man (Grossology)
- Cioccolata (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part V: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Green Day
- Mad Hatter (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
- Kinoko Komori (My Hero Academia)
- Paras and Parasect (Pokémon)
- E-Type BOWs (Resident Evil 7: biohazard); via Mold