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13th Feb '16 8:10:38 PM Eddy1215
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* In one segment of [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]], Mr. Peabody used this trope to help the husband of UsefuNotes/LucreziaBorgia.
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* In one segment of [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]], Mr. Peabody used this trope to help the husband of UsefuNotes/LucreziaBorgia.Lucrezia Borgia.
13th Feb '16 8:10:01 PM Eddy1215
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* In one segment of [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]], Mr. Peabody used this trope to help the husband of Lucrezia Borgia.
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* In one segment of [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]], Mr. Peabody used this trope to help the husband of Lucrezia Borgia.UsefuNotes/LucreziaBorgia.
8th Feb '16 3:18:37 PM margdean56
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* In Kim Newman's ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheDurbervilles'', in a international meeting of bad guys, Rupert of Hentzau passes around a flask that no one takes, since nobody trusts the others. Even after Rupert openly takes a trick, Colonel Moran thinks to himself that he could have built up an immunity, and mentions Madame Sara (another Victorian villain) who does take a trick, likely has made herself immune to all poisons.
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* In Kim Newman's ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheDurbervilles'', in a international meeting of bad guys, Rupert of Hentzau passes around a flask that no one takes, since nobody trusts the others. Even after Rupert openly takes a trick, drink, Colonel Moran thinks to himself that he could have built up an immunity, and mentions that Madame Sara (another Victorian villain) who does take a trick, drink, likely has made herself immune to all poisons.

* A Literature/{{Discworld}} novel or two mentions a food-taster who has ingested so many poisons that he's not only immune to them but can recognise them by taste (very handy). He can also tarnish silver by breathing on it (not so handy)
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* A Literature/{{Discworld}} novel or two mentions a food-taster who has ingested so many poisons that he's not only immune to them but can recognise them by taste (very handy). He can also tarnish silver by breathing on it (not so handy)handy).

* In 'The Journey of The Catechist" Etjole Ehomba can talk to animals, and a snake puts a very slight poison into his waterskin due to his politeness. He then shrugs off a poisoned dart after having built up an immunity. At which point the dart shooter decides to switch to much more effective magic, and kills Etjole outright.
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* In 'The ''The Journey of The Catechist" Etjole Ehomba can talk to animals, and a snake puts a very slight poison into his waterskin due to his politeness. He then shrugs off a poisoned dart after having built up an immunity. At which point the dart shooter decides to switch to much more effective magic, and kills Etjole outright.

* Sam of ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'' has developed one of these to every poison he's likely to encounter in his career as an assassin - [[CantHoldHisLiquor except alcohol]]. He actually chides his EvilTwin for poisoning a knife with a toxin they are both immune to while they fight.
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* Sam of ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'' has developed one of these to every poison he's likely to encounter in his career as an assassin - -- [[CantHoldHisLiquor except alcohol]]. He actually chides his EvilTwin for poisoning a knife with a toxin they are both immune to while they fight.
2nd Feb '16 4:03:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride.'' See Literature.
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* ''Film/ThePrincessBride.'' See Literature.''Film/ThePrincessBride'': The Man In Black challenges Vizzini to drink from two cups, one of which has been poisoned with iocaine. After they both drink [[spoiler:and Vizzini dies, the Man in Black reveals that he poisoned both cups because he'd spent the last ten years developing an immunity to iocaine]].
2nd Feb '16 3:57:30 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** This is a bit far-fetched. In reality, poison resistance of this sort is extremely specific, and also lapses quickly if the regimen of repeated doses is not maintained. Granted, Mithridates might not have had a month to let his own immunity lapse... ** One theory (in Mayor's ''Poison King'') is that he split his last poison with two daughters, also at risk of be captured and taking to Rome. A possibly expired poison at a low dose for a large man who was likely at least partially immune--probably why he needed cold steel instead.
31st Jan '16 7:46:20 AM Milarqui
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* In the continuation to ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'', ''The night of the Triffids'', [[spoiler:this turns out to be the way in which humanity can finally take the world back from the triffids.]]
30th Jan '16 10:53:14 AM TheUnsquished
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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has built up immunity to his trademark poison to the point that mosquitoes ''writhe in pain'' after sucking his tainted blood.
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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has built up immunity to his trademark poison to the point that mosquitoes ''writhe in pain'' after sucking his tainted blood.
30th Jan '16 3:06:07 AM jormis29
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* Many famously poisonous animals, such as poison arrow frogs and fugu pufferfish, are not toxic in and of themselves, but rather they develop immunities to poisons in the foods they eat (poisonous insects in the first case and poisonous plankton in the second) which they then concentrate in their bodies as a defense against predators going from AcquiredPoisonImmunity to PoisonousPerson status. These animals raised in captivity and fed a non-toxic diet will be non-toxic themselves (farmed fugu has absolutely zero toxin in it, and actually has to be lightly sprinkled with a highly dilute solution of the toxin to get the numbing/tingly sensation prized by many connoisseurs of fugu).
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* Many famously poisonous animals, such as poison arrow frogs and fugu pufferfish, {{pufferfish}}, are not toxic in and of themselves, but rather they develop immunities to poisons in the foods they eat (poisonous insects in the first case and poisonous plankton in the second) which they then concentrate in their bodies as a defense against predators going from AcquiredPoisonImmunity to PoisonousPerson status. These animals raised in captivity and fed a non-toxic diet will be non-toxic themselves (farmed fugu has absolutely zero toxin in it, and actually has to be lightly sprinkled with a highly dilute solution of the toxin to get the numbing/tingly sensation prized by many connoisseurs of fugu).
29th Jan '16 9:23:45 PM karstovich2
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* Many famously poisonous animals, such as poison arrow frogs and fugu pufferfish, are not toxic in and of themselves, but rather they develop immunities to poisons in the foods they eat (poisonous insects in the first case and poisonous plankton in the second) which they then concentrate in their bodies as a defense against predators going from AcquiredPoisonImmunity to PoisonousPerson status. These animals raised in captivity and fed a non-toxic diet will be non-toxic themselves (farmed fugu has absolutely zero toxin in it).
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* Many famously poisonous animals, such as poison arrow frogs and fugu pufferfish, are not toxic in and of themselves, but rather they develop immunities to poisons in the foods they eat (poisonous insects in the first case and poisonous plankton in the second) which they then concentrate in their bodies as a defense against predators going from AcquiredPoisonImmunity to PoisonousPerson status. These animals raised in captivity and fed a non-toxic diet will be non-toxic themselves (farmed fugu has absolutely zero toxin in it).it, and actually has to be lightly sprinkled with a highly dilute solution of the toxin to get the numbing/tingly sensation prized by many connoisseurs of fugu).
29th Jan '16 6:04:11 PM Geoduck
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** Those with Smoke Knight training are also immune to ordinary soporifics, as seen with Violetta and Martelus during the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php#.VUDG7tLtlBc tea break at the Corbettites]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Martelus, those training sessions didn't include immunity to a sap to the head.]]
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** Those with Smoke Knight training are also immune to ordinary soporifics, as seen with Violetta and Martelus during the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php#.VUDG7tLtlBc php?date=20150429 tea break at the Corbettites]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Martelus, those training sessions didn't include immunity to a sap to the head.]]
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