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Alec Holland was a brilliant botanist and biochemist. After her escape from Gotham City, Poison Ivy struck up a relationship with him.

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.[1]

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  • Botany: Doctor Holland was a brilliant botanist, on par with Pamela Isley.

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