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16th Jan '16 4:49:17 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, that's part of the stated goal of it: StanLee intended to create a MetaOrigin that many heroes could be spun out of. Of course, that's not the way it went, with the FantasticRacism angle as well as the MadScientist and government types wanting to exploit mutants: due to the way the world treats them, what it means to be a mutant and what it means to have powers from ''any'' other source are so different that you don't really get many non-''X-Men''-related characters having "I woke up one morning with superpowers" as an origin.
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** In fact, that's part of the stated goal of it: StanLee Creator/StanLee intended to create a MetaOrigin that many heroes could be spun out of. Of course, that's not the way it went, with the FantasticRacism angle as well as the MadScientist and government types wanting to exploit mutants: due to the way the world treats them, what it means to be a mutant and what it means to have powers from ''any'' other source are so different that you don't really get many non-''X-Men''-related characters having "I woke up one morning with superpowers" as an origin.
28th Dec '15 6:02:19 AM Anddrix
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** There's also Gold Kryptonite (which can [[DePower take away all of a Kryptonian's superpowers]] ''[[DePower forever]]''), Blue Kryptonite (which is SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Kryptonite), and White Kryptonite (which only hurts plants), to name just the most common varieties.
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** There's also Gold Kryptonite (which can [[DePower take away all of a Kryptonian's superpowers]] ''[[DePower forever]]''), Blue Kryptonite (which is SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarro Kryptonite), and White Kryptonite (which only hurts plants), to name just the most common varieties.
15th Dec '15 10:59:08 AM DoctorCooper
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* Hydrogen is useful, so is oxygen. What happens if we combine the two? We get plain old water. It is used to support every living being on this planet, its three states all have uses, steam to turn turbines, liquid water for everything, and ice [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking for keeping lemonade cold for the hot summer days]], it can clean off dirt and debris, make mud for the amusement of kids, cool the engine blocks of vehicles, make rainbows, and under enough pressure, can cut through steel. If thrown with enough force, it can also turn transparent the thin garments of [[{{Fanservice}} busty ladies]].
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* Hydrogen is useful, so is oxygen. What happens if we combine the two? We get plain old water. It is used to support every living being on this planet, its three states all have uses, steam to turn turbines, liquid water for everything, and ice [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking for keeping lemonade cold for the hot summer days]], days, it can clean off dirt and debris, make mud for the amusement of kids, cool the engine blocks of vehicles, make rainbows, and under enough pressure, can cut through steel. If thrown with enough force, it can also turn transparent the thin garments of [[{{Fanservice}} busty ladies]].
27th Nov '15 6:20:56 PM nombretomado
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* ScarletWitch's mutant power over probability is another example, letting her do anything the writers need, like making all the bullets in a gun defective. Some WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is needed, since she's been known to use her powers to do things physically impossible no matter how much luck you have, like make gravity stop affecting her. Later {{retcon}}ning revealed that her powers were combined with actual magic to far exceed what should have been possible. Yet later there were again retconned as the power to play merry havoc with the very fabric of reality as she pleased. Wanda's powers were also affected by her having been born on Mount Wundagore, a mountain where a Chthon, an EldritchAbomination, was imprisoned.
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* ScarletWitch's ComicBook/ScarletWitch's mutant power over probability is another example, letting her do anything the writers need, like making all the bullets in a gun defective. Some WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is needed, since she's been known to use her powers to do things physically impossible no matter how much luck you have, like make gravity stop affecting her. Later {{retcon}}ning revealed that her powers were combined with actual magic to far exceed what should have been possible. Yet later there were again retconned as the power to play merry havoc with the very fabric of reality as she pleased. Wanda's powers were also affected by her having been born on Mount Wundagore, a mountain where a Chthon, an EldritchAbomination, was imprisoned.
26th Nov '15 6:52:23 AM Couran
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* Lacrima Crystals in ''Manga/FairyTail'' tend to have whatever power is convenient at the time. Lightening Storms, engines, [[spoiler:dragon slayer magic.]]
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* Lacrima Crystals in ''Manga/FairyTail'' tend to have whatever power is convenient at the time. Lightening Storms, engines, [[spoiler:dragon slayer magic.]] Justified in that Lacrima Crystals are just vessels. The magic placed inside them causes the effects desired by their creator, e.g. [[spoiler:Laxus had to make hundreds of lightening lacrima in order to create the thunder palace, but if he wants them to do anything other than zap people he'd have to make new crystals using a different type of magic.]]
23rd Oct '15 7:35:50 PM LTR
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* Tiberium from the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series is the most valuable substance in the world (leading to the GDI and Nod fighting over it) and will either kill or mutate anybody who steps in it. It also corrupts the land so much in the sequels that by the second game's expansion, the Earth's air and atmosphere is one year or so away from become toxic to humans. To top it off, it's part of an alien invasion plan. It's green. There's also a blue variety, which has aged considerably, and thus is much more valuable, but tends to... ''react'', when people start slinging explosives around. There's supposedly red too... To be fair, Tiberium (at least the CNC 1-2 variety) contains valuable metals in high yields, conveniently sent to the surface [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6906MLBkIsM in packed crystals]]. In [=CNC3=], its more unappealing properties come through radiation. Either way, its extremely toxic, and in Tib Dawn/Sun's case, mutagenic.\\\
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* Tiberium from the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series is the most valuable substance in the world (leading to the GDI and Nod fighting over it) and will either kill or mutate anybody who steps in it. It also corrupts the land so much in the sequels that by the second game's expansion, the Earth's air and atmosphere is biosphere are one year or so away from become becoming toxic to humans. To top it off, it's part of an alien invasion plan. It's Yes, it's green. There's also a blue variety, which has aged considerably, and thus is much more valuable, but tends to... ''react'', to [[StuffBlowingUp react poorly]] when people start slinging explosives around. There's supposedly red too... To be fair, Tiberium (at least the CNC 1-2 variety) contains valuable metals in high yields, conveniently sent to the surface [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6906MLBkIsM in packed crystals]]. In [=CNC3=], its more unappealing properties come through radiation. Either way, its extremely toxic, and toxic and/or mutagenic in Tib Dawn/Sun's case, mutagenic.all forms.\\\
13th Sep '15 5:55:56 PM Vir
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* The Chemical X in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' also did weird and arbitrary things sometimes. Like turning a bowl of toys and sugar and a monkey into three [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] and an evil genius. Disturbingly enough, [[{{Squick}} the contents of Mojo Jojo's toilet]] is apparently a decent substitute for Chemical X since that's what's used to create the [[PsychoRangers Rowdyruff Boys]]. * While the mutagen in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2012) initially seemed to have one specific use--to give whomever touched it the qualities of whatever organism they themselves last touched, as in the original cartoon--the ooze has since diversified, with it doing whatever the writers need it to do, such as turning squirrels into, essentially, xenomorphs from the ''[[{{Franchise/Alien}} Alien]]'' franchise. ** Mildly justified since the Kraang actively modify the Mutagen to perfect it for their sinister purposes, so each batch of mutagen could have subtle variations magnfied by the environment.
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* The Chemical X in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' also did weird and arbitrary things sometimes. Like turning a bowl of toys and sugar and a monkey into three [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] {{Magical Girl}}s and an evil genius. Disturbingly enough, [[{{Squick}} the contents of Mojo Jojo's toilet]] is apparently a decent substitute for Chemical X since that's what's used to create the [[PsychoRangers [[ThePsychoRangers Rowdyruff Boys]]. * While the mutagen in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2012) initially seemed to have one specific use--to give whomever touched it the qualities of whatever organism they themselves last touched, as in the original cartoon--the ooze has since diversified, with it doing whatever the writers need it to do, such as turning squirrels into, essentially, xenomorphs from the ''[[{{Franchise/Alien}} Alien]]'' ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise. ** Mildly justified since the Kraang actively modify the Mutagen mutagen to perfect it for their sinister purposes, so each batch of mutagen could have subtle variations magnfied magnified by the environment. environment.

* Quantum Juice (a.k.a. Q-Juice) serves this function in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', the animated version of MilestoneComics' Dakota Universe.
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* Quantum Juice (a.k.a. Q-Juice) serves this function in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', the animated version of MilestoneComics' Creator/MilestoneComics' Dakota Universe.
4th Sep '15 4:01:17 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''AtomicRobo'' ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo''
21st Jun '15 8:53:00 PM kennydarmawan13
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* In the original ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics, Red Kryptonite had a random yet temporary effect. And guess what Pink Kryptonite causes?
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* In the original ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics, Red Kryptonite had a random yet temporary effect. And guess what Pink Kryptonite causes?causes? [[spoiler: It turns Kryptonians homosexual.]]
20th Jun '15 6:56:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''KeysToTheKingdom'' has the Keys, the description of which IS "magical items that can do almost anything". Although they might have specialties, seeing as the Third Key is almost always shown [[spoiler:manipulating water,]] while the Fifth Key [[spoiler:can transport its user anywhere they've already been, so long as there's a reflective surface there]]. And the Second Key [[spoiler:is specifically used for making things]], the Sixth Key appears to [[spoiler:enhance spells written with it, as it is a quill pen and House sorcery almost always involves writing]], and the Fourth Key [[spoiler:seems to be awfully useful in a fight]]... Which may indicate that the Keys have powers specific to the demesne they preside over.
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* ''KeysToTheKingdom'' ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'' has the Keys, the description of which IS "magical items that can do almost anything". Although they might have specialties, seeing as the Third Key is almost always shown [[spoiler:manipulating water,]] while the Fifth Key [[spoiler:can transport its user anywhere they've already been, so long as there's a reflective surface there]]. And the Second Key [[spoiler:is specifically used for making things]], the Sixth Key appears to [[spoiler:enhance spells written with it, as it is a quill pen and House sorcery almost always involves writing]], and the Fourth Key [[spoiler:seems to be awfully useful in a fight]]... Which may indicate that the Keys have powers specific to the demesne they preside over.
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