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Tree Trunks is a yellow-green pygmy elephant friend of Finn and Jake who speaks with a gentle, Southern drawl and lives in the Candy Kingdom. She is first seen in the Adventure Time opening sequence, followed by her official introduction in "Slumber Party Panic," and then in "Evicted!" but had very minor appearances. She is later featured in the self-titled episode "Tree Trunks." After taking a bite out of the Crystal Gem Apple, she appeared to mysteriously explode, then was seen laughing and walking happily. It was revealed later that she had become the insane overlord of the Crystal Dimension, trying to make Finn rule with her, but Finn and Jake defeated her knights and rescued her from her insanity. She loves picking apples to make into apple pies. As seen in "Dream of Love," Tree Trunks is in a romantic (and over-intimate) relationship with Mr. Pig. In Burning Low, Tree Trunks makes an appearance in Jake's dream after Jake fell asleep during Princess Bubblegum's explanation of why Finn can't see Flame Princess anymore.

Personality

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Tree Trunks in "Tree Trunks"

Tree Trunks has the personality of a gentle, older Southern woman, complete with a Texan accent and polite, complimentary disposition. Throughout her titular episode, she constantly places herself in an unnecessary amount of danger—much to Finn's annoyance—due to her naiveté. She often uses her cuteness to complete tasks by wearing a lot of makeup and seducing her subjects. While riding on Finn's back, Jake says she could ride higher on his back, but Finn stops him, saying she has a weak heart.

Tree Trunks loves to cook, as seen in "Slumber Party Panic," where she's seen carrying hot buns. In her self-titled episode, she makes Finn and Jake apple pies. She seems to be a perfectionist when it comes to her pies, going to a very dark place if anything goes wrong with one of them. After she is released from her Crystal Gem power in "Crystals Have Power," Tree Trunks tells Finn that she likes him a lot. This strikes an odd chord with most viewers as Tree Trunks, based off her voice and personality, is an older character and Finn is a fourteen year old boy. It is possible that this affection Tree Trunks expresses to Finn is analog to a grandmother/grandson relationship. In "Crystals Have Power," Jake calls her "sassy," though it is highly likely he was talking about Quartzion. But Tree Trunks still loves Finn and nothing will change her mind about it.

Tree Trunks also seems to have a very strong, but misguided moral, as in "Apple Thief," where she would turn herself in for stealing her own apples and in Dream of Love, where she and Mr. Pig would publicly share their affection with each other, and although they try, they hide it poorly. Tree Trunks also doesn't want the two to stay at her house because it would be inappropriate for an unmarried couple to stay in the same house. However, at the beginning of the episode, Tree Trunks mentioned that Pig had been staying with her since the affairs in "Apple Thief."

Appearance

She is a small, yellow-green elephant with wrinkly skin. She also has a small pink bow tied onto her tail. Her ears resemble oven mitts.

Quartzion the Crystal Queen

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In "Crystals Have Power," Tree Trunks returns with a new evil personality as main antagonist and mastermind of the episode. It is revealed that when she ate the Crystal Gem Apple and exploded, she was actually sent to the Crystal Dimension. There, she became Quartzion the Crystal Queen and ruled the Crystal Guardians, who were in love with her. Although the apple also gave her ultimate power, it overwhelmed her and made her, as Finn put it, "bananas with crystal power." Noticeable physical changes were present when she became Quartzion, as she grew to a significantly larger size and gained both gem-shaped eyes and a gray tint to her skin color. The abilities that she gained from eating the Crystal Gem Apple included flight via flapping her ears and the ability to shoot a highly destructive energy beam from her trunk. She had her Crystal Guardians kidnap Finn after she fell madly in love with him, with the intention of transforming him into her "sexy crystal king," to which Jake tried to stop them using non-violence. When Finn refused to be her king, she tried to kill him and Jake while still trying to convince Finn to marry her. After Jake realizes that he can hurt anybody that is evil from a vision with his father, he kicks the Crystal Gem Apple out of Tree Trunks and she returns to normal, with Finn also reverting to his normal form. She apologizes and admits her admiration for Finn, and goes back with Finn and Jake for apple pie through a portal generated by the Crystal Gem Apple.

Abilities

Though not the best with enemies, she does have some special abilties which are yet to be exploited during the series. Her trunk can stretch to about 2 ft more than its original length. Also, like regular elephants, she can drink a large amount of water that she can spit in enemies. With her sweetness and makeup, she can sometimes stall and seduce enemies. When she ate the crystal apple, she gained the ability to fly and shoot an energy beam from her trunk, but when she was reverted back, she lost the powers.

Relationships

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Finn and Jake

Finn and Jake are playing with swords when Tree Trunks the elephant invites them into her house to have some of her apple pie. The first pie is touched by a fly, so Tree Trunks throws it away and makes another pie. As Finn and Jake eat the pie, Tree Trunks asks them what they would do if they could do anything. Finn says that he would go into space to fight space monsters, and Jake would carve his face onto the moon. Tree Trunks says she wants to pick an apple, but it is known as the rare Crystal Gem Apple. It is located in the Evil Forest, and Finn and Jake decide to make her wish come true.

When they reach the Evil Forest, they encounter the Wall of Flesh and try to fight it, but because Tree Trunks is naive, she begins putting stickers on it. The Wall of Flesh flees when Finn cuts off one of its arms, and soon Tree Trunks walks away, following a Skeleton Butterfly. She is attacked by Sign Zombies and begins having a tea party with them, not knowing they want to kill her. Finn and Jake fight off the Sign Zombies and continue their adventure, until they encounter a Brain Beast. Finn goes to fight it, but Tree Trunks' "adventurer's instincts" tell her to put on makeup and seduce the Brain Beast with her womanly charms. Jake has to leap in to save Tree Trunks while Finn attacks the monster's magic gem weak spot.

Pig

Pig makes another appearance in "Dream of Love" as Tree Trunks' lover. In this episode it is revealed that he stayed at Tree Trunks' house and is secretly in love with her. Tree Trunks calls him "Mr. Pig," which is when he got an official title. Mr. Pig confesses his affection for Tree Trunks and she admits she loves him, which results in the two
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publicly displaying their affection for one another. The citizens of the candy kingdom become disgusted by their displays of affection, which resulted in Finn and Jake trying to separate the two.

Quotes

See Tree Trunks/Quotes.

Trivia

  • Tree Trunks explodes in the episode "Tree Trunks," but was seen dancing in "Evicted!." According to Pendleton Ward, this is because "Evicted!" takes place before "Tree Trunks." [1]
  • Originally, in the episode "Tree Trunks," the episode creators wanted Tree Trunks just to explode, but the Cartoon Network officials thought that it would be "too morbid" for younger viewers.[2] However in the "My Two Favorite People" DVD release, the scene of Tree Trunks in the Crystal Dimension was not included.
  • She can get a recently baked pie from the oven with just her trunk without suffering a burn.
  • In "Video Makers," she is shown to be in Finn and Jake's Movie Club.
  • Her favorite drink is apple juice, as shown in "Video Makers."
  • Tree Trunks has lipstick according to Finn in "Crystals Have Power."
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  • She has a gender swapped version of herself: Tree Trunks With Mustache & Bow Tie.
  • Tree Trunks uses her trunk to water her garden.
  • Tree Trunks lives in the Candy Kingdom, as evidenced by being arrested by the Banana Guards in "Apple Thief" and being invited to the Candy Kingdom by Princess Bubblegum in "Slumber Party Panic."
  • Tree Trunks appears at the beginning of every episode in the title sequence in the Candy Kingdom.
  • Tree Trunks can control her ears and raise them so that they look like wings, as seen in the episode "Apple Thief."
  • She has starred in one episode for each season ("Tree Trunks," "Crystals have Power," "Apple Thief" and, more recently, "Dream of Love").
  • Tree Trunks is apparently Natasha Allegri's favorite character. [3]
  • Technically, when she became Quartzion, she became a temporary magic user.

Episodes featured

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Gallery

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The full image gallery for Tree Trunks (character) may be viewed at Tree Trunks (character)/Gallery.

References

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