In a secret facility located in the Louisiana swamplands, he and his wife Linda invented a Bio-Restorative Formula that would solve any nations' food shortage problems. Two henchmen — thugs working for a unknown man — barged into Alec's lab, knocked him out, and planted a bomb in the facility. Alec woke up just as the bomb exploded, and in flames, he ran into the swamp. His body had been drenched in the bio-restorative formula, and this affected the swamp's plant life, imbuing it with Alec's consciousness and memories. The newly conscious plant life formed a semblance of a human form and rose up from the bog as the Swamp Thing, the latest in a long line of Earth elementals created when The Green was in need of protection.
Powers and Abilities
- Botany: Doctor Holland was a brilliant botanist, on par with Pamela Isley.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the DCAU and is an adaptation of Alec Holland/Swamp Thing. The original character was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson and first appeared in Swamp Thing #1.
- Swamp Thing was voiced by John DiMaggio.
- Although Swamp Thing's first full appearance in the DCAU was in Batman and Harley Quinn, he made three cameos before his proper debut:
- Swamp Thing was intended to appear during the original run of Batman: The Animated Series in an episode in which Poison Ivy seduced him. However, the rights to the character were unavailable at the time (likely due to the 1991 Swamp Thing animated series).
- 6 Appearances of Alec Holland (DCAU)
- 2 Images featuring Alec Holland (DCAU)
- Quotations by or about Alec Holland (DCAU)
- Character Gallery: Alec Holland (DCAU)
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