|The Bracket Fungus|
|Age:||Unknown—was senile by the middle of 2006|
|Species:||Sentient bracket fungus|
|Status Regarding PPC:||Enemy|
|Links with PPC:||Former head of the DIS|
|Weapon(s):||Psychic powers and sheer physical force|
The Bracket Fungus was the sinister head of the Department of Internal Security, to which he was promoted from working in the Department of Personnel. After being appointed by the Mysterious Somebody in 1993 HST, at the formation of the department, he was driven out with the rest of the Guards in 1999, at the climax of the Reorganisation.
He went on to lead the remains of the DIS as the Black Cats, up until the events known as Crashing Down, in which Dassie Hyrax and Nyx Nightingale, pretending to be one of the Mysterious Somebody's clones and Nendil Morifëa (by then Bracket's second-in-command) respectively, tricked him into going through a portal to Orodruin. Needless to say, this killed the old Plant instantly.