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Mandrake Root
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Naming
Others Root baby
Physiology
Body type Root
Intelligence
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity Harmless
Ecology
Place of origin Earth
Habitat Underworld
Status Deceased
Behind the Scenes
Universe Pan's Labyrinth
Created by Guillermo Del Toro
Designed by Sergio Sandoval


The Mandrake Root is a root that appears in the film, Pan's Labyrinth.

Overview

The root was given to Ofelia by the Faun, which was used for healing her sick pregnant mother. She placed the root under her mother's bed in a bowl of milk and in order to fed it with drops of blood to heal Carmen. Unfortunately, it was soon discovered by her stepfather who feels disgusted and tries to get rid of it, but his wife stopped him and tries to have a moment with Ofelia alone. She tells Ofelia that magic does not exist and the fact that the real world is cruel, she throws the root in the fire, only to make things worse when she collapse in pain while the root is burning to death. The root's skin has a twisted tree like appearance, it has no mouth, no eyes, and no ears. Its diet is probably blood due to the fact that Ofelia drops blood into the creature.

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