One of Dr. Anton Arcane's Un-Men minions introduced in the early 90s Swamp Thing animated cartoon series and Kenner toy line. Weed Killer was just an ordinary groundskeeper until the mad scientist strapped him onto his operating table and twisted his body into something far less, and far more, than mere man.
In humanoid form Weed Killer employs a spray gun that douses his foes with a poison cocktail custom-designed by Dr. Arcane himself (the exact recipe is unknown, but it contains dozens of herbicides, soil sterilants, and defoliants--just a small sampling of the ingredients, many of which are restricted and/or illegal, would give the most jaded EPA inspector fits). The wand nozzle can be manually adjusted to release a concentrated, high-powered stream of fluid, clouds of fine mist, or anything in between. While the toxic brew is intended to rapidly kill vegetation, and Swamp Thing in particular, it's also hazardous to animals and inorganic substances like metal. Even Weed Killer's body, which has been genetically re-engineered to tolerate hostile chemical environments, is not entirely immune to its deadly effects, which is why he sports protective gear.
When the need arises, Dr. Arcane can cause Weed Killer to undergo a further, albeit temporary, mutation to increase his power. In this transformed state, his head becomes a writhing, many-limbed abomination. This "Bogsucker" form has the ability to drain the life energy of any organism, in a leech-like fashion, that it physically touches. While this is usually directed at a single target that Weed Killer grasps, it can also be used on his immediate physical environment, creating a localized blight effect. The Un-man also enjoys increased strength, speed, and stamina in this form.
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, super glue, plastic, and acrylic paint.
2.2 cm/0.9 in. x 3.0 cm/1.2 in. (widest point x highest point*)
* 4.0 cm/1.6 in. high with Bogsucker BioMask attached.
Two days; May 26 and 27, 2010.