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Apothecary Gary is a character that appears in the animated Disney series Amphibia. He is a (formerly) evil fungus that is able to take over the mind of his host. 


Apothecary Gary made his first appearance in the episode segment "Children of the Spore" as the main antagonist. Prior to the events of the episode segment, Apothecary Gary took control of a local frog named Lloyd. He later encountered Hop Pop and tricked him to having a jar of elixir that would make Anne, Sprig, and Polly behave better. However, unbeknownst to Hop Pop, the "elixir" is actually a concoction of mind-control spores. 

Slowly, the spores took over Anne, Sprig, Polly, and the rest of the Wartwood residence (except for Hop Pop and Bessie). After revealing his true self and motive, Gary battled Hop Pop in Bessie's stable. Eventually, Gary was eaten alive by Bessie after she ate the rest of his mushrooms, breaking his control over the other Wartwood residents, despite his pleads that his species would become extinct. Despite this, some of his spores survived and took control of Hop Pop's beetle Jeremy, which grew another Gary. 

After leaving Wartwood, Gary and his host traveled Amphibia for a place to regrow Gary's strength. After long traveling and hardships, they were eventually found and taken in by the future citizens of Gardenton, where they formed a true symbiotic relationship where the frogs willingly used Gary's spores to become better gardeners without mind control, using this power to make Gardenton into a paradise.

At some point during that time, King Andrias got his hands on Gary's species' spores and used them for mind control collars to control the local wildlife that were produced in a factory until it was boom-shroomed by the Wartwood Resistance.

Physical Appearance

Apothecary Gary, in his fungus form, resembles a large purple mushroom with light blue spots that flashes as he speaks. His host's eyes turn bright purple with light pink pupils. 


  • Gary's species seems to be based on the amphibian (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) and salamander (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) chytrid fungi, both of which causes the disease Chytridiomycosis in amphibians; as well as entomopathogenic fungi that controls their victims' brains and sprouts out of their bodies.
  • Apothecary Gary is the first major character (excluding the dangerous wildlife) in the series to not be an amphibian but rather an non-animal being. 
  • In the Latin American dub, he named Apothecario Mario in order to rhyme.

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Season Two: "Handy Anne/Fort in the Road" • "The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar/Anne Hunter" • "Truck Stop Polly/A Caravan Named Desire" • "Quarreler's Pass/Toadcatcher" • "Swamp and Sensibility/Wax Museum" • "Marcy at the Gates" • "Scavenger Hunt/The Plantars Check In" • "Lost in Newtopia/Sprig Gets Schooled" • "Little Frogtown/Hopping Mall" • "The Sleepover to End All Sleepovers/A Day at the Aquarium" • "The Shut-In!" • "Night Drivers/Return to Wartwood" • "Ivy on the Run/After the Rain" • "The First Temple" • "New Wartwood/Friend or Frobo?" • "Toad to Redemption/Maddie & Marcy" • "The Second Temple/Barrel's Warhammer" • "Bessie & MicroAngelo/The Third Temple" • "The Dinner/Battle of the Bands" • "True Colors"
Season Three: "The New Normal" • "Hop 'Til You Drop/Turning Point" • "Thai Feud/Adventures in Catsitting" • "Fight at the Museum/Temple Frogs" • "Fixing Frobo/Anne-sterminator" • "Mr. X/Sprig's Birthday" • "Spider-Sprig/Olivia & Yunan" • "Hollywood Hop Pop/If You Give a Frog a Cookie" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Escape to Amphibia" • "Commander Anne/Sprivy" • "Sasha's Angels/Olm Town Road" • "Mother of Olms/Grime's Pupil" • "The Root of Evil/The Core & The King" • "Newts in Tights/Fight or Flight" • "The Three Armies/The Beginning of the End" • "All In" • "The Hardest Thing"

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