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5th Aug '17 10:03:20 AM Bissek
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* One ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' short story centered around a poisoning that was originally suspected to be murder until it was discovered to be an accidental suicide. The dead man had been dosing himself with arsenic regularly in an attempt to build up an immunity. Unfortunately, his regular supplier had been selling him adulterated drugs, so his immunity wasn't built up anywhere near as much as he thought. After buying a new supply from a different chemist, who sold him pure arsenic, he took what he thought was the appropriate dosage for his regimen, which was based on the weaker drugs of his first supplier. The massive dose of pure arsenic overpowered his limited immunity and killed him.
3rd Aug '17 11:21:43 AM Malady
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* The titular badger in ''TheUrthbloodSaga'', among his other powers, has built up an immunity to all but the strongest poisons from this method. One poor ferret who tried to poison him and take over his army learned this the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath hard way...]]

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* The titular badger in ''TheUrthbloodSaga'', ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', among his other powers, has built up an immunity to all but the strongest poisons from this method. One poor ferret who tried to poison him and take over his army learned this the [[CruelAndUnusualDeath hard way...]]
9th Jul '17 7:19:57 PM zarpaulus
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* [[http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-shots Allergy immunotherapy]] is a process that gradually reduces immune responses through exposure to minute doses of the allergen. After a few months the patient only needs a booster shot a couple times a year to maintain it.
6th Jul '17 2:10:33 PM xcountryguy
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** [[spoiler: Sanji's estranged sister]] Vinsmoke [[RedBaron "Poison Pink"]] Reiju has this as well. At some point Luffy is ''very'' sick after being given a very powerful poison, but she went up to him and gave him a KissOfLife to absorb it and heal him. She has no physical side-effects afterwards.

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** [[spoiler: Sanji's [[spoiler:Sanji's estranged sister]] Vinsmoke [[RedBaron "Poison Pink"]] Reiju has this as well. At some point Luffy is ''very'' sick after being given a very powerful poison, but she went up to him and gave him a KissOfLife to absorb it and heal him. She has no physical side-effects afterwards.



* In ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'', terrorists [[spoiler: try to kill the main character by covering him in nicotine patches, which would overwhelm any normal person, and leaving him naked on the lap of the Lincoln Memorial]]. He survives, and recovers fairly quickly, because he'd been chain smoking for years and had built up a [[BlessedWithSuck superhuman tolerance to nicotine.]] Unfortunately (fortunately?) it also means [[CursedWithAwesome he can never smoke again.]]

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* In ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'', terrorists [[spoiler: try [[spoiler:try to kill the main character by covering him in nicotine patches, which would overwhelm any normal person, and leaving him naked on the lap of the Lincoln Memorial]]. He survives, and recovers fairly quickly, because he'd been chain smoking for years and had built up a [[BlessedWithSuck superhuman tolerance to nicotine.]] Unfortunately (fortunately?) it also means [[CursedWithAwesome he can never smoke again.]]



* ''Series/TheCape'', a 2010-2011 series, used it when the titular character, learning he was dealing with a poisoner, took it upon himself to work up an immunity to everything the guy was likely to utilize. [[spoiler: We didn't get to see if the immunities actually HELD, [[SubvertedTrope because the guy just tried to run him through.]] ]]

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* ''Series/TheCape'', a 2010-2011 series, used it when the titular character, learning he was dealing with a poisoner, took it upon himself to work up an immunity to everything the guy was likely to utilize. [[spoiler: We [[spoiler:We didn't get to see if the immunities actually HELD, [[SubvertedTrope because the guy just tried to run him through.]] ]]



* In a sketch in ''Series/HumanGiant'' a contestant practices for a literal gas guzzling contest (as in ''drinking'' gallons of petrol and yes it shown to be as deadly as that sounds) by drinking various poisons including paint thinner to build up an an immunity. [[spoiler: he wins but doesn't have a car.]]

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* In a sketch in ''Series/HumanGiant'' a contestant practices for a literal gas guzzling contest (as in ''drinking'' gallons of petrol and yes it shown to be as deadly as that sounds) by drinking various poisons including paint thinner to build up an an immunity. [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he wins but doesn't have a car.]]



* In the Halloween episode of ''Series/GameShakers'', "Scared Tripless, this was part of the prank Double G played on the kids, primarily his son. [[spoiler: Since the previous Halloween, he had been taking small amounts of venom so he can fake his death after being bitten by a snake.]] While it is successful, he forgets that [[spoiler: snake bites can become infected and the doctors have to give him a shot in his butt to prevent it.]]

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* In the Halloween episode of ''Series/GameShakers'', "Scared Tripless, this was part of the prank Double G played on the kids, primarily his son. [[spoiler: Since [[spoiler:Since the previous Halloween, he had been taking small amounts of venom so he can fake his death after being bitten by a snake.]] While it is successful, he forgets that [[spoiler: snake [[spoiler:snake bites can become infected and the doctors have to give him a shot in his butt to prevent it.]]



* In ''Franchise/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'', you meet the Selkie De Nam, who decides that the best way to deal with the deadly Miasma is to try to build up a resistance to it by drinking water with miasma mixed in. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well]].

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* In ''Franchise/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'', you meet the Selkie De Nam, who decides that the best way to deal with the deadly Miasma is to try to build up a resistance to it by drinking water with miasma mixed in. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't end well]].



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', failure to realise that without constant supervision, a sedated Shepard won't stay that way for long, ends up foiling [[spoiler: the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Indoctrinated]] Alliance agents]] in ''The Arrival''. One medical report in ''The Arrival'' even mentions their frustration that it was necessary to ''increase'' every round of sedatives administered because Shepard's system simply grew immune to the previous dose, given only ''four'' hours earlier.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', failure to realise that without constant supervision, a sedated Shepard won't stay that way for long, ends up foiling [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Indoctrinated]] Alliance agents]] in ''The Arrival''. One medical report in ''The Arrival'' even mentions their frustration that it was necessary to ''increase'' every round of sedatives administered because Shepard's system simply grew immune to the previous dose, given only ''four'' hours earlier.



* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Scarecrow has acquired partial immunity to his own fear toxin. However, [[spoiler: a large enough dose can overpower it, and like in the ''Blackest Night'' example, he still does fear Batman.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Scarecrow has acquired partial immunity to his own fear toxin. However, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a large enough dose can overpower it, and like in the ''Blackest Night'' example, he still does fear Batman.]]
29th Jun '17 10:08:04 AM StarTropes
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* One clip on ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' features mystics from India who spend their lives building up a tolerance for cobra venom. They then hold a competition to see who can take the most bites before conking out.
28th Jun '17 8:40:09 AM BeerBaron
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** In background lore, the [[CatFolk Khajiit]] are far less susceptible to the FantasticDrug, Moon Sugar. Moon Sugar is sacred in their culture, and they believe it to be "crystallized moonlight." Nearly all of their food uses it in some form or another, hardening their bodies to it. Still, overeating the sweetest of Khajiit foods can overwhelm even their resistance.
26th Jun '17 12:05:57 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Becoming a vampire makes you immune to common diseases (and being cured of vampirism makes you immune to Porphyric Hemophilia, and thus unable to become a vampire ever again); being "cured" of Corprus likewise renders you immune to all common and blight diseases.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': An alchemy perk 'snakeblood' gives you 50% resistance to poison, which follows perks that involve creating poisons and eating ingredients -- implying you've had so much passive exposure to the various poisons that they don't work on you any more. Bosmer and Redguards players start out with 50% resistance.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Becoming ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Throughout the series, this is
a vampire makes you racial trait of the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. Living in the [[DeathWorld Black]] [[SwampsAreEvil Marsh]] with so many poisonous and toxic lifeforms has made the Argonians almost totally immune to common diseases (and being cured of vampirism makes you immune to Porphyric Hemophilia, natural and thus unable to become a vampire ever again); being "cured" of Corprus likewise renders you immune to all common magical poisons. Likewise, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmer (Wood Elves)]] and blight diseases.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': An
[[HumansAreWarriors Redguards]] typically have lesser (around 50%) natural racial resistances to poisons.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', an
alchemy perk 'snakeblood' gives you 50% resistance to poison, which follows perks that involve creating poisons and eating ingredients -- implying you've had so much passive exposure to the various poisons that they don't work on you any more. Bosmer and Redguards players start out with 50% resistance.more.
26th Jun '17 1:28:42 AM Dracis
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* Downplayed in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''. For Akko, [[ComedicSociopathy getting repeatedly poisoned]] by [[TokenEvilTeammate Sucy]] finally pays off when it allows her to briefly resist the bites of a couple of venomous snakes [[spoiler:controlled by [[EvilAunt Lady Daryl Cavendish]]]], but she soon collapses and requires urgent medical attention.
17th Jun '17 6:36:57 PM TheWanderer
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Could be considered a sub-trope of AdaptiveAbility. A particularly CrazyPrepared person may be immune to several -- or even ''all'' -- poisons via this method, though again it's important to note that in real life, not all poisons can be defended from in this manner.

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Could be considered a sub-trope of AdaptiveAbility. A particularly CrazyPrepared person may be immune to several -- or even ''all'' -- poisons via this method, though again it's important to note that in real life, not all poisons can be defended from in this manner.
manner. This trope is often key to the survival of someone who is pulling a SelfPoisoningGambit.
7th Jun '17 11:12:30 AM StFan
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** He's also "immune" to electricity, eventually making various forms of lightning punches, lightning bolts, and literal lightning reflexes part of his powers.
*** This is arguable since electro-shocks still injure and pain him - according to himself he just learned to ignore the pain, which doesn't make it any less crucial
* In ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', Kagero's body absorbs toxins instead of processing them. It makes her ideal for working as her master's food taster, but it's also made her bodily fluids highly toxic, which is good for assassination--[[BlessedWithSuck not so much for potential love interests]]. [[spoiler:However, the kiss she and Jubei share just before she dies is implied to be enough to counteract the poison in his body.]]

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** He's also "immune" to electricity, eventually making various forms of lightning punches, lightning bolts, and literal lightning reflexes part of his powers.
*** This is arguable since electro-shocks still injure and pain him - according to himself he just learned to ignore the pain, which doesn't make it any less crucial
* In ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', Kagero's body absorbs toxins instead of processing them. It makes her ideal for working as her master's food taster, but it's also made her bodily fluids highly toxic, which is good for assassination--[[BlessedWithSuck assassination -- [[BlessedWithSuck not so much for potential love interests]]. [[spoiler:However, the kiss she and Jubei share just before she dies is implied to be enough to counteract the poison in his body.]]



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* ComicBoook/{{Spider Man}} seems to be developing an immunity to the gas used by the Green Goblin to nullify his Spider-Sense. Originally, the stuff rendered him unconscious and would make him unable to use the power for several days. Most recently, when the Hobgoblin used it in the ''Revenge of the Sinister Six'' story, he was able to stay conscious, and recover in little over ''one'' day.
* In ''Comicbook/SpiderIsland'', Mary-Jane is one of the last people to be infected with Spider Flu. [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] theorizes that the delay was due to her having [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar been with]] [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] for years.

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* ComicBoook/{{Spider Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan seems to be developing an immunity to the gas used by the Green Goblin to nullify his Spider-Sense. Originally, the stuff rendered him unconscious and would make him unable to use the power for several days. Most recently, when the Hobgoblin used it in the ''Revenge "Revenge of the Sinister Six'' Six" story, he was able to stay conscious, and recover in little over ''one'' day.
* In ''Comicbook/SpiderIsland'', ''ComicBook/SpiderIsland'', Mary-Jane is one of the last people to be infected with Spider Flu. [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] theorizes that the delay was due to her having [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar been with]] [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] for years.



* ''Comicbook/RedRobin'''s opponents the [[MurderInc Council o]][[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame f Spiders]] have a couple of poison users who are [[RequiredSecondaryPowers immune]] to their own poisons.

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* ''Comicbook/RedRobin'''s ''ComicBook/RedRobin'''s opponents the [[MurderInc Council o]][[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame f Spiders]] have a couple of poison users who are [[RequiredSecondaryPowers immune]] to their own poisons.



* ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' combines this with ConditionedToAcceptHorror in Asuka's EVA pilot training, which included controlled desensitizing to anything that causes sanity loss.

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* ''FanFic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' ''Fanfic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' combines this with ConditionedToAcceptHorror in Asuka's EVA pilot training, which included controlled desensitizing to anything that causes sanity loss.



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Samantha Shepard has to ''turn this off'' in order to get drunk since she's now more [[Franchise/StarWars machine than woman]]. Mordin Solis even has to adjust the power in her cybernetic legs to let her dance!

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins ''[[Fanfic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Samantha Shepard has to ''turn this off'' in order to get drunk since she's now more [[Franchise/StarWars machine than woman]]. Mordin Solis even has to adjust the power in her cybernetic legs to let her dance!



* In the Italian version of ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'', fairies suffer brain damage when exposed to iron for too long, but [[WinxClub Bloom]] became immune to iron poisoning by growing up on Earth, [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere where iron is used for everything]], since before developing her powers and thus the vulnerability.

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* In the Italian version of ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'', ''Fanfic/BattleFantasiaProject'', fairies suffer brain damage when exposed to iron for too long, but [[WinxClub Bloom]] became immune to iron poisoning by growing up on Earth, [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere where iron is used for everything]], since before developing her powers and thus the vulnerability.vulnerability.
* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', [[WeaksauceWeakness Rarity is allergic to water]]. In "Copywrong", she tries to build up an immunity by soaking in a pool. Twilight points out that her allergic reaction seems to be getting worse, not better.



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* Clownfish Marlin and Nemo from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' have built up a resistance to venom stings from living in a sea anemone. [[ChekhovsSkill This ends up coming in handy when Marlin and Dory end up in a swarm of jellyfish.]]
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* Clownfish Marlin and Nemo from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' have built up a resistance to venom stings from living in a sea anemone. [[ChekhovsSkill This ends up coming in handy when Marlin and Dory end up in a swarm of jellyfish.]]



* The murderer in the Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Strong Poison'' builds up an immunity to arsenic in this way. This does ''not'' work in RealLife...though the reference books Lord Peter reads really do exist, and they really do [[BlatantLies claim it could work]].
* 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).
** ..and reputedly eats a toad a day to stay in practice.

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* The murderer in the Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Strong Poison'' builds up an immunity to arsenic in this way. This does ''not'' work in RealLife... though the reference books Lord Peter reads really do exist, and they really do [[BlatantLies claim it could work]].
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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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 them, but can recognise recognize them by taste (very handy). He can also tarnish silver by breathing on it (not so handy).
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handy). And reputedly eats a toad a day to stay in practice.



* In ''EmilyTheStrangeStrangerAndStranger'', Emily does this with the Black Jackal spider. Even so, the bite still partially paralyzes her.
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] did a mental version of this in ''Literature/TurnCoat'', bludgeoning his mind with the memory of every horrible, nasty thing he's ever seen and experienced in order to desensitize himself and recover his stability after viewing [[spoiler: The Naagloshi]] with his Sight.

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* In ''EmilyTheStrangeStrangerAndStranger'', ''Literature/EmilyTheStrangeStrangerAndStranger'', Emily does this with the Black Jackal spider. Even so, the bite still partially paralyzes her.
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden]] did Dresden does a mental version of this in ''Literature/TurnCoat'', bludgeoning his mind with the memory of every horrible, nasty thing he's ever seen and experienced in order to desensitize himself and recover his stability after viewing [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Naagloshi]] with his Sight.



* 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.]]
** This is taken from the original ''Day of the Triffids'', in which the narrator is only alive because a career of working with Triffids has led to him building up enough resistance to survive the sting that put him in hospital.

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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.]]
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]] This is taken from the original ''Day of the Triffids'', in which the narrator is only alive because a career of working with Triffids has led to him building up enough resistance to survive the sting that put him in hospital.



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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', a single shot from the Zat'nik'tel will typically cause extreme pain and/or unconsciousness in subjects. However it seems that years of exposure to hits from this kind of weapon is enough to build up a tolerance. In later series, we routinely see team-members who've been shot with a Zat suffer only mild discomfort and quickly shrug it off, while those who've ''never'' been Zatted before get consistently knocked out. This ends up being a plot point in an episode, where O'Neill has to run to the stargate in order to activate it and force the local EnergyBeings away, allowing the rest of the team to flee. He uses zat shots to temporarily make his ionized body repel the creatures, but the effect wears off after a minute or so. He can't zat himself again, as a second zat shot within a certain time frame is fatal. Luckily, Teal'c shows up just in time a zats ''the ground'' next to O'Neill to same effect. Wonder why no one thought of that one before.
** [[Series/StargateAtlantis Wraith stunners]] seem to have the same effect as well: a glancing hit to a limb sometimes fails to knock out characters like Ronon who have been shot many times before.

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In ''Series/StargateSG1'', a single shot from the a Zat'nik'tel will typically cause extreme pain and/or unconsciousness in subjects. However it seems that years of exposure to hits from this kind of weapon is enough to build up a tolerance. In later series, seasons, we routinely see team-members who've been shot with a Zat suffer only mild discomfort and quickly shrug it off, while those who've ''never'' been Zatted before get consistently knocked out. This ends up being a plot point in an episode, where O'Neill has to run to the stargate in order to activate it and force the local EnergyBeings away, allowing the rest of the team to flee. He uses zat shots to temporarily make his ionized body repel the creatures, but the effect wears off after a minute or so. He can't zat himself again, as a second zat shot within a certain time frame is fatal. Luckily, Teal'c shows up just in time a and zats ''the ground'' next to O'Neill to the same effect. Wonder why no one no-one thought of that one before.
** [[Series/StargateAtlantis Wraith stunners]] stunners from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' seem to have the same effect as well: a glancing hit to a limb sometimes fails to knock out characters like Ronon who have been shot many times before.



* In one episode of Series/{{NCIS}}, the victim turns out to have been a hit man and his murder was one of his intended victims. He used snake venom, and the woman kept snakes and developed immunity, although she didn't specify whether this was her intention or just a side-effect of her preferred pets.

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* In one episode of Series/{{NCIS}}, the victim turns out to have been a hit man and his murder was murderer is one of his intended victims. He used snake venom, and the woman kept snakes and developed immunity, although she didn't specify whether this was her intention or just a side-effect of her preferred pets.



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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Amanda Claw built up immunities to several different poisons and toxins by taking small doses during her years as Silencia Venomosa. This protected her from the poisonous gas in the Mindstorms, Inc. office building. She also hoped this would protect her from the XERRD toxins, but evidently that is one immunity she never acquired; still, she held out longer than most of her fellow Dino Attack agents.
* In Paizo's ''Pathfinder'', the [[http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/advanced/baseClasses/alchemist.html Alchemist class]] slowly gains resistance to poison over the first 9 levels of their career before finally becoming completely immune at level ten, presumably using this method.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Amanda Claw built up immunities to several different poisons and toxins by taking small doses during her years as Silencia Venomosa. This protected her from the poisonous gas in the Mindstorms, Inc. office building. She also hoped this would protect her from the XERRD toxins, but evidently that is one immunity she never acquired; still, she held out longer than most of her fellow Dino Attack agents.
* In Paizo's ''Pathfinder'', the [[http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/advanced/baseClasses/alchemist.html Alchemist class]] slowly gains resistance to poison over the first 9 levels of their career before finally becoming completely immune at level ten, presumably using this method.
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*** ''The Rogues Gallery''. The NPC Lassiviren the Dark has taken steadily increasing doses of poison over the years. As a result, few poisons affect him.
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Edition: ''The Rogues Gallery''. The NPC Lassiviren the Dark has taken steadily increasing doses of poison over the years. As a result, few poisons affect him.
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*** TabletopGame/DarkSun boxed set [=DSE1=] ''Dragon's Crown'', book "The Road of Fire". The poisoner Wheelock is immune to all poisons found on Athas because of years of exposure to them.
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*** TabletopGame/DarkSun ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' boxed set [=DSE1=] ''Dragon's Crown'', book "The Road of Fire". The poisoner Wheelock is immune to all poisons found on Athas because of years of exposure to them.
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* Presumably why the ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Alchemist class gains immunity to poison, though it's likely an unintentional yet beneficial side effect of being a [[MadScientist mad chemist]].

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* Presumably why In Paizo's ''TabletopGame//{{Pathfinder}}'', the ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' [[http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/advanced/baseClasses/alchemist.html Alchemist class class]] slowly gains immunity resistance to poison, though it's likely an unintentional yet beneficial side effect poison over the first 9 levels of being a [[MadScientist mad chemist]].their career before finally becoming completely immune at level ten, presumably using this method.



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* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', [[WeaksauceWeakness Rarity is allergic to water]]. In "Copywrong", she tries to build up an immunity by soaking in a pool. Twilight points out that her allergic reaction seems to be getting worse, not better.
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* One (SFW) ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' comic has a very experienced food taster boasting that he's immune to pretty much everything by now to his latest client, who then keels over after one bite of the meal he'd just tasted.
--> [[http://www.oglaf.com/naturalcauses "You won't be wanting that then?"]]

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* One (SFW) ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' comic has a very experienced food taster boasting that he's immune to pretty much everything by now to his latest client, who then keels over after one bite of the meal he'd just tasted.
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taster [[http://www.oglaf.com/naturalcauses "You boasting that he's immune to pretty much everything by now]] to his latest client, who then keels over after one bite of the meal he'd just tasted.
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won't be wanting that then?"]]that, then?



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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Amanda Claw built up immunities to several different poisons and toxins by taking small doses during her years as Silencia Venomosa. This protected her from the poisonous gas in the Mindstorms, Inc. office building. She also hoped this would protect her from the XERRD toxins, but evidently that is one immunity she never acquired; still, she held out longer than most of her fellow Dino Attack agents.



* A milder example, as it's not really a poison. In NostalgiaCritic's music video "F**king Love Christmas", Critic sings a psychotic metal song about how much he loves the holiday. He terrifies Malcolm and Tamara so much that Malcolm has to tranquilize him. He then sings that he built up an immunity to tranquilizers because of his insane love of Christmas.

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* A milder example, as it's not really a poison. In NostalgiaCritic's WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's music video "F**king Love Christmas", Critic sings a psychotic metal song about how much he loves the holiday. He terrifies Malcolm and Tamara so much that Malcolm has to tranquilize him. He then sings that he built up an immunity to tranquilizers because of his insane love of Christmas.



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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 ''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Peabody and Sherman]], Sherman]]'', Mr. Peabody used uses this trope to help the husband of Lucrezia Borgia.



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