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Tree Trunks
Trunks
Name Tree Trunks
Sex Female
Species Elephant
Occupation Former Crystal Queen
Relatives Tree Trunks' mother
Mr. Pig (Husband)
The Lich (Adoptive Son)
Wyatt (ex-husband)
Randy (ex-husband)
Danny (ex-husband)
Introduced in "Slumber Party Panic"
Latest appearance "Jake The Brick"
Voiced by Polly Lou Livingston
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Tree Trunks is a yellow-green pygmy elephant who is a friend of Finn and Jake. She speaks with a gentle, Southern drawl and lives in the Candy Kingdom.

Episode appearances

Tree Trunks is first seen in the Adventure Time opening sequence. She is officially introduced in "Slumber Party Panic" and "Evicted!" but only has 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 appears to mysteriously explode, but is later seen laughing and walking happily. It is later revealed that she had become the insane overlord of the Crystal Dimension. She tries to make Finn rule with her, but Finn and Jake defeat her knights and rescue her from her insanity. In "Dream of Love," Tree Trunks is in a romantic relationship with Mr. Pig. In "Burning Low," Tree Trunks appears in Jake's dream after he falls asleep during Princess Bubblegum's explanation of why Finn should not see Flame Princess anymore. In "Love Games," she dances in the Slime Kingdom with Mr. Pig, and in "Apple Wedding," she marries him. In "Escape from the Citadel," she begins to suggest she and Mr. Pig get a "di—" when the doorbell rings. They open the door to find The Lich, now a giant baby, and Tree Trunks joyfully exclaims that this "changes everything."

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 a polite, complimentary disposition. Throughout her titular episode, she constantly puts herself in dangerous situations—much to Finn's annoyance—due to her naïveté. 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 bake, 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. In the same episode, 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 very strong, but misguided morals as in "Apple Thief," 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 mentions that Mr. 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. As of "Apple Wedding," Tree Trunks wears a wedding ring on her left front leg after marrying Mr. Pig.

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. Her belly became pink. 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 abilities which are yet to be exploited during the series. Her trunk can stretch to about two feet more than its original length. Also, like regular elephants, she can drink a large amount of water that she can spit at enemies. She also seems to have a good amount of strength when she managed to break her handcuffs in the episode "Apple Thief," which made the Banana Guards say "Wow" in amazement. 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 which can disintegrate any person. She also makes excellent apple pies, which even the Earl of Lemongrab has deemed "acceptable."

Relationships

Finn and Jake

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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, saying that since the flies wanted it, they can have it, and makes another pie for Finn and Jake. As the two of them eat the pie, Tree Trunks asks them what they would do if they could do anything. Finn says that he would catch a shooting star 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. After this adventure Tree Trunks admits that she thought Finn was cute.

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Tree Trunks and Mr. Pig kissing

Mr. Pig

Mr. Pig makes another appearance in "Dream of Love" as Tree Trunks' lover. In this episode it is revealed that he stays 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 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 (unsuccessfully) to separate the two. In the episode, "Apple Wedding," she and Mr. Pig get married. She is seen wearing her wedding ring from him in her next appearances. In "Escape from the Citadel," Tree Trunks declares "This changes everything!" when Finn and Jake leave the baby-fied Lich on her and Mr. Pig's doorstep.

Ice King

Tree Trunks and Ice King do not interact with each other until "Mystery Dungeon" where they work together, along with Neptr, the Earl of Lemongrab, and Shelby. Throughout the episode, she mispronounces his name "Ice Cream."

Shelby

The first time Tree Trunks and Shelby interacted is in "Five More Short Graybles," where Tree Trunks mistakes Shelby for a middle finger. Tree Trunks and Shelby never closely interact with each other onscreen until "Mystery Dungeon" where they work together, along with Neptr, Earl of Lemongrab, and Ice King. Tree Trunks and Shelby may also know each other from Finn and Jake Movie Club in "Video Makers."

Earl of Lemongrab

Tree Trunks and Lemongrab never interact with each other until "Mystery Dungeon" where they work together, along with Neptr, Ice King, and Shelby. Throughout the episode, she mispronounces his name "Lemoncarb." She is apparently aware of the fact that there are two Lemongrabs.

Neptr

Tree Trunks and Neptr never interact with each other until "Mystery Dungeon" where they work together, along with Ice King, Earl of Lemongrab, and Shelby. Throughout the episode, she mispronounces his name "Nectar."

Wyatt

Wyatt is one of Tree Trunks's ex-husbands, along with Randy and Danny. According to him, he had taught Tree Trunks to play tennis and she called him baby when she defeated him in a match. Their relationship had ended because Tree Trunks thought that he was "stifling her spirit."

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."
Tree trunks boy

Tree Trunks' gender-swapped version

Episodes featured

Major appearances

Minor appearances

Mentioned

Gallery

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

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