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11th Apr '17 7:40:46 AM BeerBaron
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* Subverted on a BatmanGambit scale in a book within ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', titled "A Game at Dinner." A dunmer (dark elf), is writing a letter of resignation from espionage, and explains why. He was invited (along with several other dunmer, and at least one human) to dinner by the head of the house the narrator is spying on. The narrator describes having seen a renowned alchemist (who makes exceptionally unpleasant poisons) visit the host. He arrives at the dinner anyway, and fakes eating and drinking. When all have finished "eating," the host announces that the disloyal have been given a fast-acting poison, the faithful have been spared, and the antidote is in a broth he had just had brought out (there was enough food available at the feast that nobody would have any other reason to drink any.) The narrator wonders how this was possible, as all ate from the same plates and drank wine from the same chalice. The host announces that the utensils were actually poisoned, so even feigning eating would poison you. Due to this, not only would you die, but you would have "sadly, missed an excellent roast." Eventually, one of the human guests jumps up and drinks a large quantity of the broth, and then confesses his espionage. The host smiles when he finishes, and explains that the "antidote" was actually the poison, and that he does NOT, in fact, have an antidote to it. The narrator finishes his letter of resignation by informing his superiors that he sincerely does not want to describe the agony in which the poor man died, and that the paymaster to whom the letter is addressed does not want to know.
** Read the original story [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:A_Game_at_Dinner here]].

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* Subverted The ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has an in-game book titled ''[[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:A_Game_at_Dinner A Game at Dinner]]'' which [[SubvertedTrope Subverts]] this on a BatmanGambit scale in a book within ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', titled "A Game at Dinner." scale. A dunmer Dunmer (dark elf), elf) spy is writing a letter of resignation from espionage, and explains why. He was invited (along with several other dunmer, Dunmer and at least one human) to dinner by Hlaalu Helseth, the head of the house House the narrator is spying on. The narrator describes having seen a renowned alchemist (who makes [[MasterPoisoner exceptionally unpleasant poisons) poisons]]) visit the host. He arrives at The narrator attends the dinner anyway, dinner, and fakes eating and drinking. When all have finished "eating," the host After everyone has eaten, Helseth announces that the disloyal have been given a fast-acting poison, the faithful have been spared, and the antidote is in a broth he had just had brought out (there was enough food available at the feast that nobody would have any other reason to drink any.) any). The narrator wonders how this was possible, as all ate from the same plates and drank wine from the same chalice. The host Helseth announces that the utensils were actually poisoned, so even feigning eating would poison you. Due to this, not only would you die, but you would have "sadly, missed an excellent roast." Eventually, one of the human guests jumps up and drinks a large quantity of the broth, and then confesses his espionage. The host Helseth smiles when he finishes, and explains that the "antidote" was actually the poison, and that he does NOT, in fact, have an antidote to it. The narrator finishes his letter of resignation by informing his superiors that he sincerely does not want to describe the agony in which the poor man died, and that the paymaster to whom the letter is addressed does not want to know.
** Read the original story [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:A_Game_at_Dinner here]].
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21st Nov '16 9:13:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''HumanTarget'' it's discussed: A poisoned character (who was poisoned to death) is said to have believed another character had the antidote. Winston thinks this would be ridiculous, and Guerrero says it's common practice: carrying something so dangerous, you'd want an antidote on you.

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* On ''HumanTarget'' ''Series/HumanTarget'' it's discussed: A poisoned character (who was poisoned to death) is said to have believed another character had the antidote. Winston thinks this would be ridiculous, and Guerrero says it's common practice: carrying something so dangerous, you'd want an antidote on you.
27th Sep '16 7:09:39 AM Arivne
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** The Cave Fisher monster fires a filament that wraps up opponents and is dissolved by alcohol. The cave fisher's blood has a high alcohol content, so after it's killed its blood can be used to remove the filaments it created.

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** The Cave Fisher cave fisher monster fires a an adhesive filament that wraps up opponents and is dissolved by alcohol. The cave fisher's blood has a high alcohol content, so after it's killed its blood can be used to remove the filaments it created.
27th Sep '16 7:08:58 AM Arivne
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** The Cave Fisher monster fires a filament that wraps up opponents and is dissolved by alcohol. The cave fisher's blood has a high alcohol content, so after it's killed its blood can be used to remove the filaments it created.
31st Aug '16 11:35:10 PM Arivne
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* Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons
** In early edition adventures, whenever the {{PC}}s encountered a creature that [[TakenForGranite turned its opponent into stone]] it would often have a magic item that reversed the effect, such as a scroll with Stone To Flesh spell(s).

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* Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons
''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** In early edition adventures, whenever the {{PC}}s encountered a creature that [[TakenForGranite turned its opponent into stone]] it would often have a magic item that reversed the effect, such as a scroll with Stone To Flesh spell(s). One example is in the Judges Guild adventure ''Dark Tower''. In one room is a medusa guarded by an animated statue. If the statue and medusa are defeated, the {{PC}}s will find a scroll with Stone to Flesh spells.
1st Aug '16 3:21:33 PM That897Guy
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Jake Vs. Me-Mow," a very small feline assassin named Me-Mow with a syringe of poison and a vial of antidote hides inside Jake's nose and poisons him, saying he'll only give him the antidote if he kills Wildberry Princess since Jake exposed Me-Mow's first attempt at doing so himself. Eventually Me-Mow is knocked out of Jake's nose still carrying the antidote, and Finn tries to get it away from him. Me-Mow smashes the vial when he is held down, but after this Jake realizes he can stretch his liver to a great enough size to render the poison into a non-lethal dose. Me-Mow did mention at one point that he was going to leave Jake to die, leaving open the possibility that the antidote was fake anyway.
28th Jul '16 10:28:27 AM Willbyr
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* [[ManipulativeBastard Vincent]] in PandoraHearts [[spoiler: poisons Sharon and Echo to get Break to destroy Alice's memories, promising him the antidote if he does so. When he does, Vincent tries to throw the antidote off a balcony, only to have Echo stop him.]]

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Vincent]] in PandoraHearts ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' [[spoiler: poisons Sharon and Echo to get Break to destroy Alice's memories, promising him the antidote if he does so. When he does, Vincent tries to throw the antidote off a balcony, only to have Echo stop him.]]
23rd Jul '16 1:16:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->'''Kubota:''' Twelve Gods, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy why would I be carrying the antitoxin]] on my actual person? [[YouAreTooLate I drank it twenty minutes ago, it will be effective for the rest of the hour]].

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-->'''Kubota:''' Twelve Gods, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy why would I be carrying the antitoxin]] antitoxin on my actual person? [[YouAreTooLate I drank it twenty minutes ago, it will be effective for the rest of the hour]].



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Valmont infects Jackie with a poison that will [[TakenForGranite turn him to stone]], but a) he [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy points out that he isn't stupid enough to be carrying the antidote]] b) In the final showdown, his goons use the antidote on a fly to prove they have it, and seem willing to give it (until they notice the ransom isn't complete).

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Valmont infects Jackie with a poison that will [[TakenForGranite turn him to stone]], but a) he [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy points out that he isn't stupid enough to be carrying the antidote]] antidote b) In the final showdown, his goons use the antidote on a fly to prove they have it, and seem willing to give it (until they notice the ransom isn't complete).
4th Jul '16 5:52:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Kuzco spends most of the movie trying to get back to his palace so he can force Yzma to turn him human again; Yzma has potions to transform anyone to practically any shape. When he finally gets there, [[spoiler: he has no idea which one is the "human" potion, and steals them all, which results in a transformation fight with Yzma similar to the Toadstool from ''The Sword In The Stone''. At the end Yzma is turned into a kitten, so they're both really fighting over the same "antidote".]]
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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Kuzco spends most of the movie trying to get back to his palace so he can force Yzma to turn him human again; Yzma has potions to transform anyone to practically any shape. When he finally gets there, [[spoiler: he has no idea which one is the "human" potion, and steals them all, which results in a transformation fight with Yzma similar to the Toadstool from ''The Sword In The Stone''. At the end Yzma is turned into a kitten, so they're both really fighting over the same "antidote".]]
4th Jul '16 5:51:37 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''TheTick'''

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-->-- '''TheTick'''
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* In an episode of ''TheSimpsons,'' the villain not only has the antidote, but absentmindedly starts adding it to the food along with the poison until he realizes his mistake.
* The page quote comes from ''TheTick'' after he was accidentally sprayed with a plant vitalize that makes plants come alive and attack people. The villain -- a plant-man with plans for world domination -- indeed has one, for reasons unknown to everyone.

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* In an episode of ''TheSimpsons,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' the villain not only has the antidote, but absentmindedly starts adding it to the food along with the poison until he realizes his mistake.
* The page quote comes from ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' after he was accidentally sprayed with a plant vitalize that makes plants come alive and attack people. The villain -- a plant-man with plans for world domination -- indeed has one, for reasons unknown to everyone.
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