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28th Aug '16 5:49:09 AM WillBGood
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** The one most famous from anecdotal and scientific evidence is C2H6O -- that's right, ethanol, or plain old potable alcohol found in any of the thousands of varieties of booze from around the planet. Experienced drinkers gain a resistance which is not only physiological (reacting less strongly to equivalent concentrations), but also psychological (learning how to better cope with the effects of the drug). This is why new drinkers are stereotypically known for being unable to hold their liquor, while someone who partakes regularly can down impressive quantities relatively unaffected. This is why people raised in traditional European environments, where [[http://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/YouthIssues/1098982193.html small quantities of alcohol are part of the daily diet from childhood,]] are known for being good at handing drink. Interestingly, unlike most of the other examples on this page, in which acquiring the resistance just means that you have better odds in the event of coming into contact with the substance, regular small doses of ethanol are [[http://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/alcohol-and-health-medical-findings/ actually good for the general physical and mental health of the drinker]], to the point where it would take [[http://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/HealthIssues/Official-Maximum-Alcohol-Drinking-or-Consumption-Guidelines-and-Limits.htmlmonstrous doses to reverse the benefits as compared to abstinence.]]

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** The one most famous from anecdotal and scientific evidence is C2H6O C[[subscript:2]]H[[subscript:6]]O -- that's right, ethanol, or plain old potable alcohol found in any of the thousands of varieties of booze from around the planet. Experienced drinkers gain a resistance which is not only physiological (reacting less strongly to equivalent concentrations), but also psychological (learning how to better cope with the effects of the drug). This is why new drinkers are stereotypically known for being unable to hold their liquor, while someone who partakes regularly can down impressive quantities relatively unaffected. This is why people raised in traditional European environments, where [[http://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/YouthIssues/1098982193.html small quantities of alcohol are part of the daily diet from childhood,]] are known for being good at handing drink. Interestingly, unlike most of the other examples on this page, in which acquiring the resistance just means that you have better odds in the event of coming into contact with the substance, regular small doses of ethanol are [[http://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/alcohol-and-health-medical-findings/ actually good for the general physical and mental health of the drinker]], to the point where it would take [[http://www.alcoholproblemsandsolutions.org/HealthIssues/Official-Maximum-Alcohol-Drinking-or-Consumption-Guidelines-and-Limits.htmlmonstrous doses to reverse the benefits as compared to abstinence.]]
22nd Aug '16 8:38:45 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', this is a common part of ninja training as demonstrated by Anastasia, Saizo and Sasuke during the Goemon gang's KnockoutGas attack. They aren't immune to every kind of poison and even the ones they are cause them to become weak the longer their exposure is, but the three proper {{ninja}} of the team are all able to keep fighting even when the rest of the team is completely out because ninja are CrazyPrepared.
11th Aug '16 10:39:15 AM FGHIK
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* As the page image shows, 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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* As the page image shows, clownfish 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.]]
11th Aug '16 12:40:45 AM yisfidri
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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Curtain'', HerculePoirot drugs the murderer using his own sleeping pills, which he has been taking for many years. He uses the same gambit as Westley does in ''The Princess Bride'', poisoning both cups while implying that only one cup is poisoned.

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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Curtain'', ''Literature/{{Curtain}}'', HerculePoirot drugs the murderer using his own sleeping pills, which he has been taking for many years. He uses the same gambit as Westley does in ''The Princess Bride'', poisoning both cups while implying that only one cup is poisoned.
30th Jul '16 3:55:57 PM nombretomado
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*** 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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*** 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.
27th Jul '16 5:26:27 PM DoctorCooper
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---> '''Haast:''' "It was risky, but I was cautious. When I started in 1948, a doctor said he wouldn't give me a nickel for me living two years. Well, [[{{Badass}} I'm still here, but the doctor died of a coronary."]]

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---> '''Haast:''' "It was risky, but I was cautious. When I started in 1948, a doctor said he wouldn't give me a nickel for me living two years. Well, [[{{Badass}} I'm still here, but the doctor died of a coronary."]]"
19th Jul '16 5:28:23 AM Cuddles
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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.
17th Jul '16 11:33:32 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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 Acquired Poison Immunity 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 Acquired Poison Immunity 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).
17th Jul '16 5:28:49 AM Adept
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* The murderer in the 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]].

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* The murderer in the LordPeterWimsey 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]].
7th Jul '16 5:00:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpiritOfTheCentury'' features an endurance stunt called Developed Immunities that makes a character flat-out immune to "common" poisons and gives +2 or +6 to rolls to resist uncommon ones, depending on whether or not the character has encountered them before. A character who combines this stunt with a sufficiently high Endurance trait has nothing to fear from any save perhaps the most outlandish poisons. (As they run on their own versions of the same system, the exact same stunt can also be found in ''TabletopGame/{{Starblazer Adventures}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Legends of Anglerre}}''. The also related but somewhat less pulp-ish ''TabletopGame/{{The Dresden Files}}'' omits it.)

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* ''SpiritOfTheCentury'' ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'' features an endurance stunt called Developed Immunities that makes a character flat-out immune to "common" poisons and gives +2 or +6 to rolls to resist uncommon ones, depending on whether or not the character has encountered them before. A character who combines this stunt with a sufficiently high Endurance trait has nothing to fear from any save perhaps the most outlandish poisons. (As they run on their own versions of the same system, the exact same stunt can also be found in ''TabletopGame/{{Starblazer Adventures}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Legends of Anglerre}}''. The also related but somewhat less pulp-ish ''TabletopGame/{{The Dresden Files}}'' omits it.)
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