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24th Sep '16 4:30:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ChangelingTheDreaming'': Cold iron (defined as "wrought iron") does aggravated damage to changelings... and if they die by it, their fae soul never reincarnates. The explanation is that the discovery of Iron working (and the coming of the Iron Age) was responsible for the end of the Fae golden age on Earth. Changelings, being creatures of dream and symbol, are especially vulnerable to it as a result. Later supplements explain steel not being so dangerous by the fact that it was invented by a powerful fairy long ago who sacrificed his life to ensure it would be harmless.

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* ''ChangelingTheDreaming'': ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'': Cold iron (defined as "wrought iron") does aggravated damage to changelings... and if they die by it, their fae soul never reincarnates. The explanation is that the discovery of Iron working (and the coming of the Iron Age) was responsible for the end of the Fae golden age on Earth. Changelings, being creatures of dream and symbol, are especially vulnerable to it as a result. Later supplements explain steel not being so dangerous by the fact that it was invented by a powerful fairy long ago who sacrificed his life to ensure it would be harmless.
13th Sep '16 12:28:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The canonicity of any and all English-language Konami manuals in the NES era is dubious at best. The localizations were evidently made up out of wholecloth by copywriters who thought themselves much funnier than they actually were, and [[TheyJustDidntCare decided to toss out Konami's official storylines to better showcase their comedic excretions]].

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** The canonicity of any and all English-language Konami manuals in the NES era is dubious at best. The localizations were evidently made up out of wholecloth by copywriters who thought themselves much funnier than they actually were, and [[TheyJustDidntCare decided to toss out Konami's official storylines to better showcase their comedic excretions]].excretions.
27th Aug '16 7:12:40 AM jormis29
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Hard to work with, but great against vampires. There's even a certain basis in reality for this - garlic contains [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allicin Allicin]], a potent anti-biotic and anti-fungal agent. Remember that the original vampire myths described them as [[LooksLikeOrlok plague carriers]] instead of [[ClassicalMovieVampire angsty nobility]] or [[OurVampiresAreDifferent teenage estrogen bait]].

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Hard to work with, [[VampiresHateGarlic but great against vampires.vampires]]. There's even a certain basis in reality for this - garlic contains [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allicin Allicin]], a potent anti-biotic and anti-fungal agent. Remember that the original vampire myths described them as [[LooksLikeOrlok plague carriers]] instead of [[ClassicalMovieVampire angsty nobility]] or [[OurVampiresAreDifferent teenage estrogen bait]].
27th Aug '16 7:02:49 AM jormis29
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* ''FiendsOfTheEasternFront'': the main character melts down silverware and forges them into bullets for his machine gun to fight Constanta's vampire troops.

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* ''FiendsOfTheEasternFront'': ''ComicBook/FiendsOfTheEasternFront'': the main character melts down silverware and forges them [[SilverBullet into bullets bullets]] for his machine gun to fight Constanta's vampire troops.
16th Aug '16 10:46:20 AM htuttle
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{X-COM}} X-COM 3: Apocalypse]]'' the ultimate anti-alien weapons are anti-alien toxins and anti-alien gas. The former requires a special pistol and has to be upgraded twice to be effective against advanced forms, the latter is discovered fairly late, but can be used in grenades and missiles for existing launchers. Both completely bypass aliens' force field shields and pose almost no threat whatsoever to allied forces in the event of psionic attack. With those the last missions are a breeze. You still need conventional weapons, explosives or rayguns to disable alien structures, though. Good thing you can borrow them from dead aliens.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{X-COM}} X-COM 3: Apocalypse]]'' ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse'' the ultimate anti-alien weapons are anti-alien toxins and anti-alien gas. The former requires a special pistol and has to be upgraded twice to be effective against advanced forms, the latter is discovered fairly late, but can be used in grenades and missiles for existing launchers. Both completely bypass aliens' force field shields and pose almost no threat whatsoever to allied forces in the event of psionic attack. With those the last missions are a breeze. You still need conventional weapons, explosives or rayguns to disable alien structures, though. Good thing you can borrow them from dead aliens.
13th Aug '16 12:47:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'': Dave and John use a Bible duct-taped to a baseball bat to fight supernatural monsters. Oh, and breath mints with the Lord's Prayer printed on them.

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* ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'': ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'': Dave and John use a Bible duct-taped to a baseball bat to fight supernatural monsters. Oh, and breath mints with the Lord's Prayer printed on them.



* In the ''AnitaBlake'' books, in order to better kill vampires, Edward has been known to take a hollow point bullet, fill it with holy water and silver nitrate, and then seal it with wax.

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* In the ''AnitaBlake'' ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' books, in order to better kill vampires, Edward has been known to take a hollow point bullet, fill it with holy water and silver nitrate, and then seal it with wax.
10th Aug '16 8:33:32 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/MightyAvengers:'' The Blue Marvel's last encounter with his arch-nemesis Evald Skorpion has the mad scientist shooting him with a bullet of neutronium - essentially raw proto-matter, and Blue Marvel's weakness.
7th Aug '16 8:35:02 AM FordPrefect
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* ''ComicBook/TheMighty'': Gabriel Colewas given some special bullets. It turns out that it's [[spoiler: Special condensed nitrogen bullets to use against the invulnerable Alpha One since he needs to breathe more oxygen than most people.]]

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* ''ComicBook/TheMighty'': Gabriel Colewas Cole was given some special bullets. It turns out that it's [[spoiler: Special special condensed nitrogen bullets to use against the invulnerable Alpha One since he needs to breathe more oxygen than most people.]]
7th Aug '16 8:34:41 AM FordPrefect
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** In the original animated series a Sentinel boasts about how its plastic coating stops Magento's powers... Magneto's response is an annoyed "You fools, this whole ''ship'' is my ''weapon!'' and promptly throws the huge generators nearby through the Sentinels.

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** In the original animated series a Sentinel boasts about how its plastic coating stops Magento's Magneto's powers... Magneto's response is an annoyed "You fools, this whole ''ship'' is my ''weapon!'' and promptly throws the huge generators nearby through the Sentinels.
6th Aug '16 4:22:45 PM Mandolin
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-107/DianeCastle+Xendra.htm Xendra]]'', Willow and Xander/Xendra load shotgun shells with quebracho (the hardest wood in the world), lead, cold iron, silver, and little steel crosses, plus shards of magnesium that ignite when fired. It is noted that making the shells requires a huge amount of time.
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