His name and power sets were already in mind going into the character creator. I've used the phrase "carrot gone bad" for years to describe the aftertaste acquired by CokeŽ and PepsiŽ (and their diet namesakes) when they had been sitting out in the heat – such as riding around all day in a delivery truck. With the advent of Plant Control, the phrase could become alive!
I really like his look. Admittedly not the perfect mutated carrot, but close enough. The face was originally different, but when I later saw this huge smile with almost no other features, it was perfect.