Apothecary Gary is a one-time character that appears in the animated Disney series Amphibia. He is an evil fungus that is able to take over the mind of his host. 

History

Apothecary Gary made his only 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 mushroom resembling Gary. 

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. 

Trivia

  • 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. 
    • He is also the first major Amphibia character to die on screen.


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Media
AmphibiaChibi Tiny Tales
Characters
Anne BoonchuySprig PlantarPolly PlantarHop Pop PlantarBessieOne-Eyed WallyLeopold LoggleIvy SundewFelicia SundewSylvia SundewMaddie FlourRosemary, Lavender and GingerMr. FlourSadie CroakerStumpyAlbus DuckweedApothecary GaryMayor ToadstoolToadieChuckSasha WaybrightMarcy WuZappapedeBarryCaptain GrimePercyFroboGeneral YunanBog, Fens, and MireLady OliviaKing AndriasJacindaWigbert RibbitonPriscilla PaddockPearl PaddockMrs. BoonchuyMysterious Entity
Episodes
Season One: "Anne or Beast?/Best Fronds" • "Cane Crazy/Flood, Sweat & Tears" • "Hop Luck/Stakeout" • "The Domino Effect/Taking Charge" • "Anne Theft Auto/Breakout Star" • "Sprig Vs. Hop Pop/Girl Time" • "Dating Season/Anne Vs. Wild" • "Contagi-Anne/Family Shrub" • "Lily Pad Thai/Plantar's Last Stand" • "Toad Tax/Prison Break" • "Grubhog Day/Hop Pop and Lock" • "Civil Wart/Hop-Popular" • "Croak and Punishment/Trip to the Archives" • "Snow Day/Cracking Mrs. Croaker" • "A Night at the Inn/Wally and Anne" • "Family Fishing Trip/Bizarre Bazaar" • "Cursed!/Fiddle Me This" • "The Big Bugball Game/Combat Camp" • "Children of the Spore/Anne of the Year" • "Reunion"

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"

Locations
AmphibiaWartwood SwampToad Tower NewtopiaBittyburgRibbitvaleSaint James Middle School
See also
Welcome to AmphibiaNo Big DealCalamity BoxSuspicious Island
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