|Behind the scenes|
Not much was known about his early life. At some point in his life, he became a pirate in Sao Feng's Empire, and served as a guard in his master's bath house. He had spent so much time in his bathtub that he had flora growing on his face.
When Captain Hector Barbossa and Elizabeth Swann were escorted into the bathhouse by Tai Huang, he slowly turned round to look them, scaring Swann with the mushrooms growing on his cheek. Later, on Feng's command, he and all of the other pirates in the bathhouse drew their weapons and turned around to fight Swann and Barbossa. However, the East India Trading Company then burst into the bathhouse. The mushroom ear participated in the ensuing battle, though it is unknown whether he survived the fight.