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20th Nov '17 5:06:13 PM Starfire
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* The ''Literature/InDeath'' series has a lot, with names like Zoner (a marijuana FictionalCounterpart), and Zeus (a PCP analogue).

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* The ''Literature/InDeath'' series has a lot, with names like Zoner (a marijuana FictionalCounterpart), and Zeus (a PCP analogue). On the other hand it has Whore&Rabbit which are aphrodisiacs that only work on women and are treated like an even more evil version of Rohypnol, but the effects are vastly different. And then there's Funk; it seems to live somewhere in the downer category of drugs but has really insane side effects including basically turning someone into an albino complete with vision issues. Some of the drugs are analogous and some aren't really classifiable in the usual categories.
1st Nov '17 7:29:06 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Sargasso of Space'', she described a drug called crax seed, apparently chewed like tobacco (there's a reference to someone having spit out a crax cud). While high on the stuff, you're lots faster, stronger, and smarter than normal. When you come down, you come down '''hard''': "What occurred to them later was not pretty at all."

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Sargasso of Space'', ''Literature/SargassoOfSpace'', she described a drug called crax seed, apparently chewed like tobacco (there's a reference to someone having spit out a crax cud). While high on the stuff, you're lots faster, stronger, and smarter than normal. When you come down, you come down '''hard''': "What occurred to them later was not pretty at all."
26th Oct '17 6:59:36 PM PaulA
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* In one of Creator/AndreNorton's books, she described a drug called crax seed, apparently chewed like tobacco (there's a reference to someone having spit out a crax cud). While high on the stuff, you're lots faster, stronger, and smarter than normal. When you come down, you come down '''hard''': "What occurred to them later was not pretty at all."

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* In one of Creator/AndreNorton's books, ''Sargasso of Space'', she described a drug called crax seed, apparently chewed like tobacco (there's a reference to someone having spit out a crax cud). While high on the stuff, you're lots faster, stronger, and smarter than normal. When you come down, you come down '''hard''': "What occurred to them later was not pretty at all."
25th Oct '17 4:35:03 PM OriCat
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* ''Literature/Incarceron'' has ket, which is another leaf that stains the chewer's mouth red. It's probably based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areca_nut betel nut]].
8th Oct '17 10:06:18 AM nombretomado
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* BrassEye notoriously aired an episode on drugs which highlighted the danger of a new designer drug called "cake." This came in the form of a giant yellow pill, and potential effects included slowing down time so a second lasts an hour, a bloating condition known as "Czech neck" and, in one case, a girl who "cried all the water out of her body." What made this example particularly controversial was that several real-life celebrities were asked to give their opinions and one MP even asked a question about it in Parliament. Suffice it to say that he didn't see the funny side, and subsequent repeats of the episode include an apology.

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* BrassEye ''Series/BrassEye'' notoriously aired an episode on drugs which highlighted the danger of a new designer drug called "cake." This came in the form of a giant yellow pill, and potential effects included slowing down time so a second lasts an hour, a bloating condition known as "Czech neck" and, in one case, a girl who "cried all the water out of her body." What made this example particularly controversial was that several real-life celebrities were asked to give their opinions and one MP even asked a question about it in Parliament. Suffice it to say that he didn't see the funny side, and subsequent repeats of the episode include an apology.
30th Sep '17 7:02:48 PM WillKeaton
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** Narc is described as having "the addictiveness of heroin and the hallucinogenic effects and potency of LSD." That's because it mixes organically grown opium with synthetic hallucinogenic drug.

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** Narc is described as having "the addictiveness of heroin and the hallucinogenic effects and potency of LSD." That's because it mixes organically grown black poppy opium with a synthetic hallucinogenic drug.
30th Sep '17 6:58:20 PM WillKeaton
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** Narc is described as having 'the addictiveness of heroin and the hallucinogenic effects and potency of LSD'. Presumably it also gives you the ''high'' of heroin, because, otherwise, what'd be the point when you could take normal, non-addictive LSD?

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** Narc is described as having 'the "the addictiveness of heroin and the hallucinogenic effects and potency of LSD'. Presumably LSD." That's because it also gives you the ''high'' of heroin, because, otherwise, what'd be the point when you could take normal, non-addictive LSD?mixes organically grown opium with synthetic hallucinogenic drug.
30th Sep '17 3:41:16 PM WillKeaton
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** And Narc from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', which gave a shout out to the use of Liquid Sky in ''Snatcher'' by complaining that the two places with the highest drug rates in the populated world are Beyond Coast and "America, where the War on Drugs is still being fought".

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** And * Narc plays an important role in from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''. The game also which gave gives a shout out to the use of Liquid Sky in ''Snatcher'' by complaining ''Snatcher''. It is stated that the two places with the highest drug rates in the populated world are Beyond Coast and "America, where the War on Drugs is still being fought".



*** One character in ''Policenauts'' has the ability to not even respond physically to being shot due to the anaesthetic effects of Narc, and the main ingredient is from poppies, so it's presumably more opiate than hallucinogen.

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*** ** When one Frozener (engineered humans with synthetic white blood) takes NARC he is able to shrug off being shot 25 times like it's a minor inconvenience. He loses a lot of blood, but manages to make a full recovery soon after.
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One character in ''Policenauts'' has the ability to not even respond physically to being shot due to the anaesthetic effects of Narc, and the main ingredient is from poppies, so it's presumably more opiate than hallucinogen.
30th Sep '17 12:17:48 AM jormis29
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** The urban gang-warfare spinoff game Necromunda allows outlaw gangs to buy and use a variety of exotic drugs, including the frenzy-inducing 'slaught, "spook", which confers minor psychic powers at the price of probable mental and spiritual damage, and the powerful Icrotic Slime, which is really a brain-eating alien parasite that induces euphoria and considerable physical enhancements in its host to discourage removal (the user or an associate has to remove it before it encysts and begins feeding.).

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** The urban gang-warfare spinoff game Necromunda ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'' allows outlaw gangs to buy and use a variety of exotic drugs, including the frenzy-inducing 'slaught, "spook", which confers minor psychic powers at the price of probable mental and spiritual damage, and the powerful Icrotic Slime, which is really a brain-eating alien parasite that induces euphoria and considerable physical enhancements in its host to discourage removal (the user or an associate has to remove it before it encysts and begins feeding.).
24th Sep '17 5:20:59 AM RobTan
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': "Shields" are patches which suppress Superboy's stabilising human DNA, giving him access to a full range of Kryptonian powers, but also making him more aggressive and less rational, effectively functioning as steroids. His growing addiction was actually portaryed semi-realistically, for instance,using them in ights which he could probably handle without the power boost, becoming twitchy if going for long periods without them and often unconsciously scratching the spot on his arm where he usually put them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': "Shields" are patches which suppress Superboy's stabilising human DNA, giving him access to a full range of Kryptonian powers, but also making him more aggressive and less rational, effectively functioning as steroids. His growing addiction was actually portaryed semi-realistically, for instance,using instance, using them in ights fights which he could probably handle without the power boost, becoming twitchy if going for long periods without them and often unconsciously scratching the spot on his arm where he usually put them.
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