Human ' Treeman ' begs for help as he turns into a tree![edit | edit source]
An Indonesian man who suffers from a rare disease which causes tree-like growths all over his body is seeking help from American medics.
He is an unfortunate Awesome whose powers are not beneficial, but detrimental. We hope he either finds a cure for this mysterious condition, or otherwise learns to harness the phenomenal strength of his ability to fight evil.
In the meantime, it has ruined his personal relationships, threatens his health, and is pathetic fodder for the puns of unimaginative journalists. We wish those crass people would... leaf. Because it's as though his condition has... uprooted his life. You could say, its bark is worse than its bite. But over time, it's sort of... grown on him.
Dede Koswara died on 30 January 2016, aged 44, at the Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia, from a series of health problems relating to his condition.