The Dread Ninja-Pirate Mad Anne Rackham Esq. (gal_montag) wrote in little_details,
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Alchemy: Human/Plant chimeras

So, I had this odd idea pop in to my head. I've been watching Full Metal Alchemist, I and know that in the canon there are several successful human/animal chimeras, but like, what about human/plant chimeras? I don't recall any mention in the canon as to whether this would work at all (and seeing as how human/animal chimeras are very difficult, I imagine that human/plant ones could only be harder.) I know that within the universe I'm talking about this would be highly illegal and that the resulting chimera would undoubtedly be killed if it were ever discovered.

So I guess what I'm looking for would be thoughts on this from people who are more versed in what would amount to the splicing of DNA. If one successfully spliced a plant and a person, are there any expectations as to what the result would look like? In my mind I have this sort of mostly human-like creature, who occasionally will sprout branches and has foliage instead of hair, sort of like a dryad, I suppose. Also? I know that it's possible to "dye" the veins of leaves by giving a plant colored water, is there something that could make the clorophyll change color? And does it seem likely that such a person would have a greenish tinge to their skin from the clorophyll?
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