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18th Sep '17 12:39:13 AM dvorak
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* In ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies,'' there exists a substance called "Rez," which can be easily transmuted into ''any'' other element.
* Similarly, ''Conflicks: Revolutions'' uses "Metamatter," a substance that can be turned into anything else (except for mayonnaise, for some reason), derived from chicken eggs.
24th Jul '17 12:51:50 AM BreadBull
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the sonic screwdriver, which has been used for a variety of purposes ranging from opening locked doors and padlocks, doing scans, cutting things in half, used as a flashlight and tracking lifeforms. It's also been used as an actual screwdriver on occasion, though that's rare.
14th Jun '17 9:24:25 PM Az_Tech341
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** The Arkenpliers' powers are mostly currently unknown, as they have only recently been attuned to their wielder. The single power they have demonstrated is perfectly raising a seemingly unlimited number of croaked (dead) units for no upkeep, no decay, and (almost) perfect obedience. In this world setting, that's a GameBreaker.
*** The "almost" is because one decrypted character has definitely revolted against the 'pliers. A second appears to be in the process of doing so, but so far it's not clear whether this is an actual revolt (in the form of reversion to a previous loyalty) or a gambit of some type.

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** The Arkenpliers' powers are mostly currently unknown, as they have only recently been attuned to their wielder. The single power they have demonstrated is perfectly raising a seemingly unlimited number of croaked (dead) units for no upkeep, no decay, and (almost) almost perfect obedience. In this world setting, that's that would be a GameBreaker.
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GameBreaker, though the "almost" is because one decrypted character has definitely revolted against the 'pliers. A second appears to be in the process of doing so, but so far it's not clear whether this is an actual revolt (in the form of reversion to a previous loyalty) or a gambit of some type.'pliers.
14th Jun '17 4:18:08 PM bfunc
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** The Arkenpliers' powers are mostly currently unknown, as they have only recently been attuned to their wielder. The single power they have demonstrated is perfectly raising a seemingly unlimited number of croaked (dead) units for no upkeep, no decay, and perfect obedience. In this world setting, that's a GameBreaker.

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** The Arkenpliers' powers are mostly currently unknown, as they have only recently been attuned to their wielder. The single power they have demonstrated is perfectly raising a seemingly unlimited number of croaked (dead) units for no upkeep, no decay, and (almost) perfect obedience. In this world setting, that's a GameBreaker.GameBreaker.
*** The "almost" is because one decrypted character has definitely revolted against the 'pliers. A second appears to be in the process of doing so, but so far it's not clear whether this is an actual revolt (in the form of reversion to a previous loyalty) or a gambit of some type.
6th Jun '17 6:06:34 AM DrFraud
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal expand on the inner workings of the Assasins' Guild, and one of the first Troll teachers at the Guild School is Mr Tobernite, who fittingly teaches geology as well as the Troll martial art of ''Great Big Club Wiv A Nail Through One End''. As fits Discworld trolls, Mr Tobernite is made largely of a naturally occuring stone crystal which gives him his name. In his case, it is ''tobernite'', a mineral crystal with a glowing lustrous green quality. The reason why he got ''good'' at fighting is that tobernite is a naturally occurring ore of uranium: a component of Class S Drugs. When a large part of the world wants to kill you, grind up your body and sell it for a few thousand dollars a pound so that other trolls can nasally ingest you - then you have no option other than to be good at self-defence. The Assassins' School gave him a safe place, but he still has to wear a lead-lined suit so as not to poison the humans around him. Hey, this is geology for ''Assassins''.
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal expand on the inner workings of the Assasins' Guild, and one of the first Troll teachers at the Guild School is Mr Tobernite, who fittingly teaches geology as well as the Troll martial art of ''Great Big Club Wiv A Nail Through One End''. As fits Discworld trolls, Mr Tobernite is made largely of a naturally occuring stone crystal which gives him his name. In his case, it is ''tobernite'', a mineral crystal with a glowing lustrous green quality. The reason why he got ''good'' at fighting is that tobernite is a naturally occurring ore of uranium: a component of Class S Drugs. When a large part of the world wants to kill you, grind up your body and sell it for a few thousand dollars a pound so that other trolls can nasally ingest you - then you have no option other than to be good at self-defence. The Assassins' School gave him a safe place, but he still has to wear a lead-lined suit so as not to poison the humans around him. Hey, this is geology for ''Assassins''.
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19th May '17 8:33:00 PM Angeldeb82
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When it is exotic, difficult to find, and you must have it to power the AppliedPhlebotinum, it is {{Unobtainium}}. When the Green Rocks are crystals that double as a GottaCatchThemAll, it is a MineralMacGuffin. If GreenRocks are animal or vegetable rather than mineral, they might be domesticated as a MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop. If the GreenRocks are spread across a range anywhere from a small town to the entire world, area-of-effect GreenRocks so to speak, then it may constitute as a MassSuperEmpoweringEvent.

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When it is exotic, difficult to find, and you must have it to power the AppliedPhlebotinum, it is {{Unobtainium}}. When the Green Rocks are crystals that double as a GottaCatchThemAll, it is a MineralMacGuffin. If GreenRocks Green Rocks are animal or vegetable rather than mineral, they might be domesticated as a MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop. If the GreenRocks Green Rocks are spread across a range anywhere from a small town to the entire world, area-of-effect GreenRocks Green Rocks so to speak, then it may constitute as a MassSuperEmpoweringEvent.
19th May '17 8:32:18 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a couple of examples. One is Sakuradite, a natural resource with high conductivity that's used in everything in the series; the Lancelot's SuperPrototype-ness is explained by saying that it uses more Sakuradite than normal [[AMechbyAnyOtherName Knightmare]] [[MiniMecha Frames]], giving it incredible energy efficiency. A better example is the Gefjun Disturber, a device that blocks Sakuradite's conductivity, making it work something like an EMP weapon. It also somehow has the properties to block radar and aids in the blooming of energy weapons, which allows the Gawain's hadron cannons to go from awful to amazing.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a couple of examples. One is Sakuradite, a natural resource with high conductivity that's used in everything in the series; the Lancelot's SuperPrototype-ness is explained by saying that it uses more Sakuradite than normal [[AMechbyAnyOtherName [[AMechByAnyOtherName Knightmare]] [[MiniMecha Frames]], giving it incredible energy efficiency. A better example is the Gefjun Disturber, a device that blocks Sakuradite's conductivity, making it work something like an EMP weapon. It also somehow has the properties to block radar and aids in the blooming of energy weapons, which allows the Gawain's hadron cannons to go from awful to amazing.



** Devil Fruit. Eating one can give you any superpower imaginable, the type depending on the fruit you ate. Powers range from [[{{Animorphism}} animal transformation]] to [[ElementalPowers elemental control]] to coming back from the dead as a living skeleton, among a lot of other effects. What really pushes it into Green Rocks territory is the ability for inanimate objects to "eat" the animal-type fruits, becoming [[EmpathicWeapon Empathic Weapons]] in the process. But, unlike some Green Rocks, the Devil Fruits have a strong stigma. The user is [[SuperDrowningSkills unable to swim]], and loses all power upon significant contact with seawater. In addition, the result of eating the fruit is generally unknown. You could control lightning, or you could gain a completely ([[HeartIsAnAwesomePower or seemingly]]) useless ability. There is no antidote, and eating a second fruit causes instant death.\\\

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** Devil Fruit. Eating one can give you any superpower imaginable, the type depending on the fruit you ate. Powers range from [[{{Animorphism}} animal transformation]] to [[ElementalPowers elemental control]] to coming back from the dead as a living skeleton, among a lot of other effects. What really pushes it into Green Rocks territory is the ability for inanimate objects to "eat" the animal-type fruits, becoming [[EmpathicWeapon Empathic Weapons]] {{Empathic Weapon}}s in the process. But, unlike some Green Rocks, the Devil Fruits have a strong stigma. The user is [[SuperDrowningSkills unable to swim]], and loses all power upon significant contact with seawater. In addition, the result of eating the fruit is generally unknown. You could control lightning, or you could gain a completely ([[HeartIsAnAwesomePower or seemingly]]) useless ability. There is no antidote, and eating a second fruit causes instant death.\\\



* In weaving together ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' into one long story arc as ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Harmony Gold changed ''Macross''[='s=] "[[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]]" into a mysterious energy source that allowed the creation of transformable mecha, and is also (at least in the ''Mospeada'' part of the story) the fuel used to power them, while in the first part, the humans barely seem to understand what it is.

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* In weaving together ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' into one long story arc as ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Harmony Gold changed ''Macross''[='s=] "[[{{Precursors}} Protoculture]]" "{{Pr|ecursors}}otoculture" into a mysterious energy source that allowed the creation of transformable mecha, and is also (at least in the ''Mospeada'' part of the story) the fuel used to power them, while in the first part, the humans barely seem to understand what it is.



* The Terrigen Mists, the source of superpowers for Marvel Comics' ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', bestow random superpowers and physical mutations upon anyone exposed to them. However, if any non-Inhuman is exposed to them it will inevitably lead to a serious DeadlyUpgrade or some similarly [[PowerAtAPrice unpleasant fate.]]

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* The Terrigen Mists, the source of superpowers for Marvel Comics' ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', bestow random superpowers and physical mutations upon anyone exposed to them. However, if any non-Inhuman is exposed to them it will inevitably lead to a serious DeadlyUpgrade or some similarly [[PowerAtAPrice unpleasant fate.]]fate]].



* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal expand on the inner workings of the Assasins' Guild, and one of the first Troll teachers at the Guild School is Mr Tobernite, who fittingly teaches geology as well as the Troll martial art of ''Great Big Club Wiv A Nail Through One End''. As fits Discworld trolls, Mr Tobernite is made largely of a naturally occuring stone crystal which gives him his name. In his case, it is ''tobernite'', a mineral crystal with a glowing lustrous green quality. The reason why he got ''good'' at fighting is that tobernite is a naturally occuring ore of uranium: a component of Class S Drugs. When a large part of the world wants to kill you, grind up your body and sell it for a few thousand dollars a pound so that other trolls can nasally ingest you - then you have no option other than to be good at self-defence. The Assassins' School gave him a safe place, but he still has to wear a lead-lined suit so as not to poison the humans around him. Hey, this is geology for ''Assassins''.

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal expand on the inner workings of the Assasins' Guild, and one of the first Troll teachers at the Guild School is Mr Tobernite, who fittingly teaches geology as well as the Troll martial art of ''Great Big Club Wiv A Nail Through One End''. As fits Discworld trolls, Mr Tobernite is made largely of a naturally occuring stone crystal which gives him his name. In his case, it is ''tobernite'', a mineral crystal with a glowing lustrous green quality. The reason why he got ''good'' at fighting is that tobernite is a naturally occuring occurring ore of uranium: a component of Class S Drugs. When a large part of the world wants to kill you, grind up your body and sell it for a few thousand dollars a pound so that other trolls can nasally ingest you - then you have no option other than to be good at self-defence. The Assassins' School gave him a safe place, but he still has to wear a lead-lined suit so as not to poison the humans around him. Hey, this is geology for ''Assassins''.



* [[{{Subverted|Trope}} Subverted]] in ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', where the "meteor shit!" only had [[PlantAliens one effect]]. It ''was'' green, though.

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* [[{{Subverted|Trope}} Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', where the "meteor shit!" only had [[PlantAliens one effect]]. It ''was'' green, though.



* [[{{Downplayed|Trope}} Downplayed]] in the ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' novels. Polta fruit is starting to seem like this, though none of its so-far-established properties are really thoroughly outlandish. You can eat it straight, and you can mash it up and ferment it into seep, the Lemurians' [[ExpospeakGag ethyl alcohol delivery mechanism]] of choice. The pulp left over from fermentation is used in wound treatment as an antiseptic and topical anesthetic, and in later books they discover that partially fermented seep has properties similar to battery acid, enabling construction of portable power sources.

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* [[{{Downplayed|Trope}} Downplayed]] {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' novels. Polta fruit is starting to seem like this, though none of its so-far-established properties are really thoroughly outlandish. You can eat it straight, and you can mash it up and ferment it into seep, the Lemurians' [[ExpospeakGag ethyl alcohol delivery mechanism]] of choice. The pulp left over from fermentation is used in wound treatment as an antiseptic and topical anesthetic, and in later books they discover that partially fermented seep has properties similar to battery acid, enabling construction of portable power sources.



* The TropeNamer is ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s kryptonite. It has been used to kill people, heal people, give people powers (the powers can be anything, including, [[AnIcePerson cold]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]], [[PsychoElectro electricity]], [[IntangibleMan intangibility]], [[HiveMind bee control]], [[TouchOfDeath death touch]], [[MesACrowd splitting]], [[MakeMeWannaShout sonic scream]], and more... or in short, with no common theme), erase memories, used as car fuel, add strength to dynamite, give back memories, make chewing gum, make Clark Kent crawl on the floor in pain, make Clark Kent act like a dick (red), make Clark Kent lose all his power (blue), make Bizarro Kent explode with too much power (blue), split Clark Kent into a LiteralSplitPersonality and inexplicably fuse them back (black), make Clark Kent crazily paranoid (silver), ''[[UpToEleven make a phone call to twenty-four hours ago]]'' (by teaming up with LightningCanDoAnything), cause two people who were nearby during an explosion to psychically bond, make counterfeit banknotes, etc., etc. And it GLOWS! And even here, it is... diverse. Sometime it glows, sometime it doesn't, sometimes it glows only in Clark's presence, sometime it always glows, and sometimes it could somehow dim the lights around it by being next to Clark.

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* The TropeNamer is ''Series/{{Smallville}}'''s kryptonite. It has been used to kill people, heal people, give people powers (the powers can be anything, including, [[AnIcePerson cold]], [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]], [[PsychoElectro electricity]], [[IntangibleMan intangibility]], {{intangibility}}, [[HiveMind bee control]], [[TouchOfDeath death touch]], [[MesACrowd splitting]], [[MakeMeWannaShout sonic scream]], and more... or in short, with no common theme), erase memories, used as car fuel, add strength to dynamite, give back memories, make chewing gum, make Clark Kent crawl on the floor in pain, make Clark Kent act like a dick (red), make Clark Kent lose all his power (blue), make Bizarro Kent explode with too much power (blue), split Clark Kent into a LiteralSplitPersonality and inexplicably fuse them back (black), make Clark Kent crazily paranoid (silver), ''[[UpToEleven make a phone call to twenty-four hours ago]]'' (by teaming up with LightningCanDoAnything), cause two people who were nearby during an explosion to psychically bond, make counterfeit banknotes, etc., etc. And it GLOWS! And even here, it is... diverse. Sometime it glows, sometime it doesn't, sometimes it glows only in Clark's presence, sometime it always glows, and sometimes it could somehow dim the lights around it by being next to Clark.



* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Binchotite. It not only gets NewPowersAsThePlotDemands (from making floating islands to being refined into fuel to capturing people to powering Musashi's special abilities to making SuperSoldiers), it's also green, and a rock (when exposed to air). One does wonder how Grillin' Village survives, though, what with the constant threat of a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo (non-nuclear)]] {{Phlebotinum}} explosion [[ScrappyLevel due to an incompetent reactor administrator.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Binchotite. It not only gets NewPowersAsThePlotDemands (from making floating islands to being refined into fuel to capturing people to powering Musashi's special abilities to making SuperSoldiers), it's also green, and a rock (when exposed to air). One does wonder how Grillin' Village survives, though, what with the constant threat of a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo (non-nuclear)]] {{Phlebotinum}} explosion [[ScrappyLevel [[ThatOneLevel due to an incompetent reactor administrator.]]administrator]].



* Imulsion in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' was originally discovered as an incredible fuel. [[spoiler:[[{{Subverted|Trope}} It's actually a parasitic organism that is out to mutate all life on the planet as part of its life cycle]].]]

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* Imulsion in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' was originally discovered as an incredible fuel. [[spoiler:[[{{Subverted|Trope}} [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope It's actually a parasitic organism that is out to mutate all life on the planet as part of its life cycle]].]]cycle.]]]]



* Literal green rocks appear in ''Super VideoGame/{{Karoshi}}'', and as an obvious {{Expy}} of [[{{Superman}} Kryptonite]], they exist solely to take you out of your SuperMode. Since the object of every Karoshi game is to die, this is a good thing for you.

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* Literal green rocks appear in ''Super VideoGame/{{Karoshi}}'', and as an obvious {{Expy}} of [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonite]], they exist solely to take you out of your SuperMode. Since the object of every Karoshi game is to die, this is a good thing for you.



* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the green moon rock of the planet, Canis Lunis. This moon rock, combined with NOS-4-A2's bite, can [[spoiler: transform Ty into a wirewolf.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the green moon rock of the planet, Canis Lunis. This moon rock, combined with NOS-4-A2's bite, can [[spoiler: transform Ty into a wirewolf.]] wirewolf]].



* 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 ferocious and lethal monsters.

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* While the mutagen in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' Turtles|2012}}'' (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 ferocious and lethal monsters.
7th May '17 10:20:02 PM Az_Tech341
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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 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]].
* Petroleum. Not only is it a source of fuel, but it's also the feedstock for the chemical industry, including the pharmaceutical industry. Other major products made from petroleum feedstocks include all plastics, most rubber, and most commercial fertilizer. Plus it's the source of every major industrial lubricant, including synthetic lubricants.
* Before petroleum, there was coal tar. Cooking coal produced gas for gas lighting before the advent of cheap electricity. And the resulting tar derived from the above process became the feedstock for early rubber products, early plastics, and artificial dye. Used up through the industrial revolution and WWI, until scientists and industrialists figured out that it was cheaper and more energy-efficient to use petroleum instead.
* Carbon. It can form the shape of nearly any life form on earth. It's a major part of the aforementioned petroleum and coal tar. Coincidence?
** Pushing this real-life trope a little further, Carbon Nanotubes are a subject in bleeding edge research. Carbon Nanotubes can theoretically be formed into efficient semi-conductors to build computers, can be formed to have tensile strength thousands of times greater than steel, can conduct heat more efficiently than copper, and is one of the best insulators from heat. Yes, it is both an insulator and a conductor, doing everything. They're expecting electrical, medical, mechanical applications, from batteries, to bike frames, to drug capsules. Perhaps this is a case of fact is stranger than fiction? And guess what Carbon Nanotubes are made out of? Pure Carbon.\\\
The reason for both insulation and conduction is simple; nanotubes, like diamond, are amazing heat absorbers. If you had the money, diamond heat sinks would keep your computer running at something approaching room temperature -- unfortunately diamonds are too brittle. nanotubes work on a similar principle, without the brittleness. And the presence of rudimentary nanotubes in Damascus steel (giving it its tremendous strength) is why the loss of the Damascus forging process is so lamented among both historians and metal workers.
** Then there's graphene, another carbon derivative. It has excellent semiconductor capabilities, conduts heat, operates as a super-efficient filter that can trap even ''helium'' yet allows water through by having the water form molecule-thin streams that can fit through the graphene's structure... it's the next miracle material in industry. And the form of this amazing material? A super-thin honeycomb made of carbon atoms arranged in hexagons, forming a membrane so thin it's almost completely transparent. And yes, it has the same tensile strength at carbon nanotubes.\\
Graphene research already progressed far enough to create graphene-based transistors (including the world's smallest transistor: '''one atom thick, ten atoms long''') which are measurably superior to silicon-based ones, promising a breakthrough in the electronics industry.\\
Also according to an experiment performed on a bottle of vodka as a joke, graphene can also ''[[GargleBlaster make alcohol stronger]]'' by letting the water molecules through but not ethyl alcohol. The closest one can get to AppliedPhlebotinum in real life, this thing is.
* Metals. Notably copper, iron, and gold. Has been making everything from armor, weapons, cooking utensils, electronics, and currency.
* Possibly the nearest thing to a glowing green power crytal on Earth is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torbernite torbernite]]'', which forms attractive lustrous green rock which is somehow warm to the touch. Many an unwary geologist with not enough specialised knowledge has been seduced by the beauty of this rock, only to find the local nuclear decontamination agency forcing entrance to his office/home in order to whisk it away to a place of safety and decontaminate the area. The reason is that torbernite is a concentrated source of uranium, and a reasonably sized sample, viewed or displayed without screening, is potentially lethal owing to its radioactive emissions. This earthly Kryptonite is thought to have been the cause of death of several unwary rock-collectors who put this attractive stone in the place of pride in their displays.
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7th May '17 10:17:09 PM Az_Tech341
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* The Blinker Stones from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' were initially presented as Pink Rocks: creating fires and giant glowing sky signals alike, with nary an [[MagicAIsMagicA explanation of how]] for 20 chapters. Then it was revealed that they are [[GreenLanternRing lenses for latent psychic powers]].



* The Blinker Stones from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' were initially presented as Pink Rocks: creating fires and giant glowing sky signals alike, with nary an [[MagicAIsMagicA explanation of how]] for 20 chapters. Then it was revealed that they are [[GreenLanternRing lenses for latent psychic powers]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the green moon rock of the planet, Canis Lunis. This moon rock, combined with NOS-4-A2's bite, can [[spoiler: transform Ty into a wirewolf.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: Bender's Big Score'' has "[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo's]] Executive Powder" which is used for everything, from food to gunpowder substitute and plaster. This is made more bizarre by the fact that this power is made from ''[[MadeFromRealGirlScouts ground up network executives]]''. Granted, the cast of the show are fully willing to eat ''stupid'' sentient beings... Which explains their love of Glagnar's Human Rinds and Film/SoylentGreen.
* Taking alongside Comics Lore, Nth Metal from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Immune to almost any form of magic, virtually indestructible and can be formed into insanely powerful hand-held weapons.



* 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}}'' 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 magnified by the environment.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: Bender's Big Score'' has "[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo's]] Executive Powder" which is used for everything, from food to gunpowder substitute and plaster. This is made more bizarre by the fact that this power is made from ''[[MadeFromRealGirlScouts ground up network executives]]''. Granted, the cast of the show are fully willing to eat ''stupid'' sentient beings... Which explains their love of Glagnar's Human Rinds and Film/SoylentGreen.



* Taking alongside Comics Lore, Nth Metal from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Immune to almost any form of magic, virtually indestructible and can be formed into insanely powerful hand-held weapons.



* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the green moon rock of the planet, Canis Lunis. This moon rock, combined with NOS-4-A2's bite, can [[spoiler: transform Ty into a wirewolf.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' 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 the green moon rock of the planet, Canis Lunis. This moon rock, combined since diversified, with NOS-4-A2's bite, can [[spoiler: transform Ty into a wirewolf.]] it doing whatever the writers need it to do, such as turning squirrels ferocious and lethal monsters.
** {{Justified|Trope}} since the Kraang actively modify the mutagen to perfect it for their sinister purposes, so each batch of mutagen could have subtle variations magnified by the environment.
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* In ''VideoGame/AlphaPrime'', hubbardium are literal green rocks [[spoiler: that coloured due to radiation from Glomar's heart and]] that are implied to have a variety of uses ranging from powering things, to alcohol, to BulletTime.
* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Binchotite. It not only gets NewPowersAsThePlotDemands (from making floating islands to being refined into fuel to capturing people to powering Musashi's special abilities to making SuperSoldiers), it's also green, and a rock (when exposed to air). One does wonder how Grillin' Village survives, though, what with the constant threat of a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo (non-nuclear)]] {{Phlebotinum}} explosion [[ScrappyLevel due to an incompetent reactor administrator.]]



* Phazon from the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series was a poison, a weapon, and fuel, and interestingly, was the only thing that could hurt the Metroid Prime despite it also causing the metroid's transformation in the first place. In ''Corruption'' it turned out to be [[spoiler:the [[TheCorruption corrupting influence]] of a [[GeniusLoci living planet]] of the stuff seeking to [[YouWillBeAssimilated take over the universe]]]]. Whoa. Oh, and did we mention that it's sentient in all of its forms?
** Curiously, Phazon has NoOntologicalInertia, [[spoiler: the destruction of the planet Phaaze, the source of all Phazon leads to the obliteration of all Phazon everywhere even from the planets and life forms it was infecting.]]
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' features a system of six GreenRocks of which only one is green; the others are red, yellow, blue, purple, and silver. These rocks are energized meteorites that fall from the moons and are used as a {{Magitek}}-ish power source for practically every vaguely mechanical item in the game, including prototype airship [[WaveMotionGun cannons]], vehicle engines, torches, stoves, and liquor distillers (silver makes the good stuff). Said rocks also allow their owners to cast magic spells, or physically attack with [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental power]] by slotting a rock into their weapon.
* The Chaos Emeralds from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series, whose functions throughout the games include everything from heroic transformation to manipulating time to powering doomsday machines.
* The Fire Emblem in the [[Franchise/FireEmblem series by the same name]] seems to function somewhat like this. In Sacred Stones it's a plot device, and in Shadow Dragon all it does is let you open locked doors and chests without a key.
* The psychic summer camp in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is built over a large deposit of Psitanium, which enhances psychic powers of the strong-minded and causes insanity in the weak-minded. Carrying a large block of this allows [[spoiler:Cruller to come to the rescue without splitting into his multiple personalities]].
* The ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series has Eco, a substance that comes in various states and colors: Green (healing), Red (strength), Blue (speed/motion), Yellow (ballistics), Dark (toxic), and Light.

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* Phazon from the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series was a poison, a weapon, and fuel, and interestingly, was the only thing that could hurt the Metroid Prime despite it also causing the metroid's transformation Nanites in the first place. In ''Corruption'' it turned out to be [[spoiler:the [[TheCorruption corrupting influence]] of a [[GeniusLoci living planet]] of the stuff seeking to [[YouWillBeAssimilated take over the universe]]]]. Whoa. Oh, and did we mention that it's sentient in all of its forms?
** Curiously, Phazon has NoOntologicalInertia, [[spoiler: the destruction of the planet Phaaze, the source of all Phazon leads to the obliteration of all Phazon everywhere even from the planets and life forms it was infecting.]]
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' features a system of six GreenRocks of which only one is green; the others are red, yellow, blue, purple, and silver. These rocks are energized meteorites that fall from the moons and are used as a {{Magitek}}-ish power source for practically every vaguely mechanical item in the game, including prototype airship [[WaveMotionGun cannons]], vehicle engines, torches, stoves, and liquor distillers (silver makes the good stuff). Said rocks also allow their owners to cast magic spells, or physically attack with [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental power]] by slotting a rock into their weapon.
* The Chaos Emeralds from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series, whose functions throughout the games include everything from heroic transformation to manipulating time to powering doomsday machines.
* The Fire Emblem in the [[Franchise/FireEmblem series by the same name]] seems to function somewhat like this. In Sacred Stones it's a plot device, and in Shadow Dragon all it does is let you open locked doors and chests without a key.
* The psychic summer camp in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is built over a large deposit of Psitanium, which enhances psychic powers of the strong-minded and causes insanity in the weak-minded. Carrying a large block of this allows [[spoiler:Cruller to come to the rescue without splitting into his multiple personalities]].
* The ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series has Eco, a substance that comes in various states and colors: Green (healing), Red (strength), Blue (speed/motion), Yellow (ballistics), Dark (toxic), and Light.
''VideoGame/DeusEx''. Super speed? Nanites. Being bulletproof? Nanites. Chinese lightsaber? Nanites!



* The Gel'ziabar stone from ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying''.
* Psynergy Stones in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which were spread over the world by the erupting Mt. Aleph, hit animals and turned them into monsters. They had different effects on more sentient beings (humans, talking trees...), as well as the landscape (caused the sudden apparition of a forest, and a swamp in the second game) and non-living things such as statues. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything that hinders you but isn't directly tied to the plot]] is blamed on them. To Adepts, they restored their Psynergy. They were purple and sparkly, though.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', green (actually gold) rocks and the mishandling of said rocks caused the resonance cascade, which allowed the creatures from Xen to come a-swarming in and nearly end humanity as we know it. The Nihilanth kept three of these crystals in its chamber to heal itself.
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 2'' it turns out that [[spoiler:''someone'' arranged for the rock to be placed into the machine for exactly that purpose, and that the computer problems on the same day were most likely to cover up that the machine had been tampered with. It is confirmed that the G-Man procured the crystal which blew up in the test chamber but for who's request is unknown (seeing that he presents himself as a freelance contractor, probably the Combine hired him)]]. They also power that nifty Gravity Gun.
* ''VideoGame/MystIV'' has actual green rocks on the prison Age of Spire. This mineral allows rocks infused with it to hover in repulsion to the [[spoiler: sun-like core of the age]]. It also comes in crystals which store some kind of negative static electricity, and any grounding makes it discharge. Sirrus put this to use to power his machines and create [[spoiler: sonic explosives]].

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* The Gel'ziabar stone ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Lyrium, a mineral that absorbs and stores magical energies
from ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying''.
* Psynergy Stones in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which were spread over
the world by the erupting Mt. Aleph, hit animals surrounding environment. In mineral form it is a blueish green, becomes purple when crushed, red when ground to powder, and finally blue when turned into potions. The most common and direct use is in mana potions, but it is also used to forge magic weapons, destroy a persons magical abilities (and part of their minds), make warriors resistant to magic (and addicted to the stuff), and part of the concoction that turns normal people into Grey Wardens without mutating them into monsters. They Whenever you want to create something magical, there surely is a lot of lyrium involved in the construction.
*** It is also alive on some level, and dwarf miners find veins by listening for want is always called it's "song", new veins can be seen growing in old ruins, and prolonged exposure causes anything from idiot savant status to full-on insanity. Hawke and company find large amounts of a new and unexplained red type in a long-lost Dwarven city which
had different effects on a number of unique properties they never found any answers to. Whether any of this has any connection to the Dwarven religious belief that the dead "return to the stone" or the rise of the Darkspawn is unclear, but there is definitely more to it than has been revealed so far.
*** ''Inquisition'' reveals that Red Lyrium [[spoiler:is lyrium tainted by the Blight. This means that lyrium is alive, possibly even sentient, since minerals are unaffected by the Blight.]]
** There are also lifestones, a rare rock that has existed in close proximity to lyrium ore, and as such, they have absorbed some of its traits. Crushing a lifestone gives the user a small bonus to nature resistance for a short time -- reasonable enough. But in addition, lifestones enhance the natural properties of other materials used in item creation, and how! These magic rocks are used as natural property 'enhancers' in all sorts of antidotes, salves, poisons, and grease traps conveniently making things more healing, more deadly, more acidic, or more greasy just by mere presence, it seems.
* In ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace'' and it's [[VideoGame/EndlessLegend sequel]], all civilizations rely on Dust (except for the Harmony). It is used for almost anything - from building structures and ships, to forming computer networks. It's also the currency.
* ''Energy X'' serves this purpose in ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' and its sequel. Not only does it give almost all the super-characters their powers - which are as varied as anything the X-gene ever provided - but it provides the power-ups that are sprinkled around each battlefield. It heals injuries, temporarily super-energises characters, provides permanent power boosts for characters and can give the team a bonus helping them to recruit more members. It comes in easy-to-carry canisters[[spoiler: , and is a
sentient beings (humans, talking trees...), as well as energy being with dark designs on the landscape (caused the sudden apparition of a forest, and a swamp universe!]]
* The Fire Emblem
in the second game) and non-living things such as statues. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything that hinders you but isn't directly tied to the plot]] is blamed on them. To Adepts, they restored their Psynergy. They were purple and sparkly, though.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', green (actually gold) rocks and the mishandling of said rocks caused the resonance cascade, which allowed the creatures from Xen to come a-swarming in and nearly end humanity as we know it. The Nihilanth kept three of these crystals in its chamber to heal itself.
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 2'' it turns out that [[spoiler:''someone'' arranged for the rock to be placed into the machine for exactly that purpose, and that the computer problems on
[[Franchise/FireEmblem series by the same day were most likely name]] seems to cover up that the machine had been tampered with. It is confirmed that the G-Man procured the crystal which blew up in the test chamber but for who's request is unknown (seeing that he presents himself as function somewhat like this. In Sacred Stones it's a freelance contractor, probably the Combine hired him)]]. They also power that nifty Gravity Gun.
* ''VideoGame/MystIV'' has actual green rocks on the prison Age of Spire. This mineral allows rocks infused with it to hover in repulsion to the [[spoiler: sun-like core of the age]]. It also comes in crystals which store some kind of negative static electricity,
plot device, and any grounding makes in Shadow Dragon all it discharge. Sirrus put this to use to power his machines does is let you open locked doors and create [[spoiler: sonic explosives]].chests without a key.



* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** Aer in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. Sometimes comes in rock form.
** Expheres and Cruxis Crystals in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Though they're made by [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild torturing human lives]]]].
* ''Energy X'' serves this purpose in ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' and its sequel. Not only does it give almost all the super-characters their powers, which are as varied as anything the X-gene ever provided, but it provides the power-ups that are sprinkled around each battlefield. It heals injuries, temporarily super-energises characters, provides permanent power boosts for characters and can give the team a bonus helping them to recruit more members. And it comes in easy-to-carry canisters! And turns out [[spoiler:to be a sentient energy being with dark designs on the universe!]] Too bad the third in the series was never made...
* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Binchotite. It not only gets NewPowersAsThePlotDemands (from making floating islands to being refined into fuel to capturing people to powering Musashi's special abilities to making SuperSoldiers), it's also green, and a rock (when exposed to air). One does wonder how Grillin' Village survives, though, what with the constant threat of a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo (non-nuclear)]] {{Phlebotinum}} explosion [[ScrappyLevel due to an incompetent reactor administrator.]]
* Ember from ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}''. The game takes place next to a mine for it.
* In ''VideoGame/AlphaPrime'', hubbardium are literal green rocks ([[spoiler:Turned that way due to radiation from Glomar's heart]]) that are implied to have a variety of uses ranging from powering things, to alcohol, to BulletTime.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** Aer
Imulsion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. Sometimes comes in rock form.
** Expheres and Cruxis Crystals in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Though they're made by [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild torturing human lives]]]].
* ''Energy X'' serves this purpose in ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' and its sequel. Not only does it give almost all the super-characters their powers, which are
''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' was originally discovered as varied as anything the X-gene ever provided, but it provides the power-ups an incredible fuel. [[spoiler:[[{{Subverted|Trope}} It's actually a parasitic organism that are sprinkled around each battlefield. It heals injuries, temporarily super-energises characters, provides permanent power boosts for characters and can give the team a bonus helping them to recruit more members. And it comes in easy-to-carry canisters! And turns is out [[spoiler:to be a sentient energy being with dark designs to mutate all life on the universe!]] Too bad the third in the series was never made...
* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Binchotite. It not only gets NewPowersAsThePlotDemands (from making floating islands to being refined into fuel to capturing people to powering Musashi's special abilities to making SuperSoldiers), it's also green, and a rock (when exposed to air). One does wonder how Grillin' Village survives, though, what with the constant threat
planet as part of a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo (non-nuclear)]] {{Phlebotinum}} explosion [[ScrappyLevel due to an incompetent reactor administrator.its life cycle]].]]
* Ember from ''VideoGame/{{Torchlight}}''. The game takes place next Psynergy Stones in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'', which were spread over the world by the erupting Mt. Aleph, hit animals and turned them into monsters. They had different effects on more sentient beings (humans, talking trees...), as well as the landscape (caused the sudden apparition of a forest, and a swamp in the second game) and non-living things such as statues. [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything that hinders you but isn't directly tied to a mine for it.
the plot]] is blamed on them. To Adepts, they restored their Psynergy. They were purple and sparkly, though.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
**
In ''VideoGame/AlphaPrime'', hubbardium are literal ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', green (actually gold) rocks ([[spoiler:Turned and the mishandling of said rocks caused the resonance cascade, which allowed the creatures from Xen to come a-swarming in and nearly end humanity as we know it. The Nihilanth kept three of these crystals in its chamber to heal itself.
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 2'' it turns out
that way due [[spoiler:''someone'' arranged for the rock to radiation from Glomar's heart]]) be placed into the machine for exactly that are implied purpose, and that the computer problems on the same day were most likely to have cover up that the machine had been tampered with. It is confirmed that the G-Man procured the crystal which blew up in the test chamber but for who's request is unknown (seeing that he presents himself as a variety of uses ranging from powering things, to alcohol, to BulletTime.freelance contractor, probably the Combine hired him)]]. They also power that nifty Gravity Gun.



* ''Franchise/{{LEGO}} Toys/RockRaiders''. Energy Crystals. 'Nuff said.
* One of ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'''s writers is quoted as saying that E99 can do whatever the plot needs it to. This includes time travel, gravity manipulation and time manipulation for a start.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has Australium, a rare metal from Australia that grants [[GeniusBruiser enhanced intelligence and muscle mass]] but reduces common sense. It's the reason for Australia's simultaneous hyper-advanced technology and TestosteronePoisoning. The Engineer's grandfather Radigan Conagher was given 100 pounds of the stuff which he used to build all sorts of inventions, but the radiation eventually mutated him into a shirtless Australian with chest hair in the shape of Texas.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has ragnite, a mysterious glowing substance used in anything humanly possible from first-aid kits to ammunition, including, but not limited to, street lamps and engine fuel and laser weapons.
* The runes in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' could count. While the player can only use the spells of whichever spellbook they're currently using, several other characters have been using them for spells that you can't use. For instance, a child in the "Meeting History" quest was shown banging together runes (an air rune and a fire rune, if memory serves correctly), which caused a small explosion. Nothing big, harmful, or destructive. Just enough to make a few sparks to start a fire and make a loud noise.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Lyrium, a mineral that absorbs and stores magical energies from the surrounding environment. In mineral form it is a blueish green, becomes purple when crushed, red when ground to powder, and finally blue when turned into potions. The most common and direct use is in mana potions, but it is also used to forge magic weapons, destroy a persons magical abilities (and part of their minds), make warriors resistant to magic (and addicted to the stuff), and part of the concoction that turns normal people into Grey Wardens without mutating them into monsters. Whenever you want to create something magical, there surely is a lot of lyrium involved in the construction.
*** It is also alive on some level, and dwarf miners find veins by listening for want is always called it's "song", new veins can be seen growing in old ruins, and prolonged exposure causes anything from idiot savant status to full-on insanity. Hawke and company find large amounts of a new and unexplained red type in a long-lost Dwarven city which had a number of unique properties they never found any answers to. Whether any of this has any connection to the Dwarven religious belief that the dead "return to the stone" or the rise of the Darkspawn is unclear, but there is definitely more to it than has been revealed so far.
*** ''Inquisition'' reveals that Red Lyrium [[spoiler:is lyrium tainted by the Blight. This means that lyrium is alive, possibly even sentient, since minerals are unaffected by the Blight.]]
** There are also lifestones, a rare rock that has existed in close proximity to lyrium ore, and as such, they have absorbed some of its traits. Crushing a lifestone gives the user a small bonus to nature resistance for a short time -- reasonable enough. But in addition, lifestones enhance the natural properties of other materials used in item creation, and how! These magic rocks are used as natural property 'enhancers' in all sorts of antidotes, salves, poisons, and grease traps conveniently making things more healing, more deadly, more acidic, or more greasy just by mere presence, it seems.
* Humans in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' first developed psychic powers when a fright transport of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Element Zero]] exploded during reentry over Singapore. While no immediate health effects were noticed, traces of the substance inhaled by pregnant women affected their unborn children which developed biotic potential, though they still require implants to amplify their powers for combat use.\\\
''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' suggests that this might probably also be the source for the apparent natural bionic powers of Asari [[spoiler:Who secretly had access to a complete and working database of [[BenevolentPrecursors Prothean technology]] and would have had thousands of years to permanently modify the DNA of their entire species.]]\\\
Element Zero could well be a TropeCodifier. It (and the eponymous "mass effects" it creates) are responsible for and a key component of just about every major technological development in the games.
* The Blacklight virus in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is defined to be the answer to everything in biology.
* Imulsion in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' was originally discovered as an incredible fuel. [[spoiler:It's actually a parasitic organism that is out to mutate all life on the planet as part of its life cycle.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{LEGO}} Toys/RockRaiders''. Energy Crystals. 'Nuff said.
* One of ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'''s writers is quoted as saying that E99 can do whatever the plot needs it to. This includes time travel, gravity manipulation and time manipulation for a start.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
The ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series has Australium, Eco, a rare metal from Australia that grants [[GeniusBruiser enhanced intelligence and muscle mass]] but reduces common sense. It's the reason for Australia's simultaneous hyper-advanced technology and TestosteronePoisoning. The Engineer's grandfather Radigan Conagher was given 100 pounds of the stuff which he used to build all sorts of inventions, but the radiation eventually mutated him into a shirtless Australian with chest hair in the shape of Texas.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has ragnite, a mysterious glowing
substance used in anything humanly possible from first-aid kits to ammunition, including, but not limited to, street lamps and engine fuel and laser weapons.
* The runes in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' could count. While the player can only use the spells of whichever spellbook they're currently using, several other characters have been using them for spells
that you can't use. For instance, a child comes in the "Meeting History" quest was shown banging together runes (an air rune various states and a fire rune, if memory serves correctly), which caused a small explosion. Nothing big, harmful, or destructive. Just enough to make a few sparks to start a fire colors: Green (healing), Red (strength), Blue (speed/motion), Yellow (ballistics), Dark (toxic), and make a loud noise.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Lyrium, a mineral that absorbs and stores magical energies from the surrounding environment. In mineral form it is a blueish green, becomes purple when crushed, red when ground to powder, and finally blue when turned into potions. The most common and direct use is in mana potions, but it is also used to forge magic weapons, destroy a persons magical abilities (and part of their minds), make warriors resistant to magic (and addicted to the stuff), and part of the concoction that turns normal people into Grey Wardens without mutating them into monsters. Whenever you want to create something magical, there surely is a lot of lyrium involved in the construction.
*** It is also alive on some level, and dwarf miners find veins by listening for want is always called it's "song", new veins can be seen growing in old ruins, and prolonged exposure causes anything from idiot savant status to full-on insanity. Hawke and company find large amounts of a new and unexplained red type in a long-lost Dwarven city which had a number of unique properties they never found any answers to. Whether any of this has any connection to the Dwarven religious belief that the dead "return to the stone" or the rise of the Darkspawn is unclear, but there is definitely more to it than has been revealed so far.
*** ''Inquisition'' reveals that Red Lyrium [[spoiler:is lyrium tainted by the Blight. This means that lyrium is alive, possibly even sentient, since minerals are unaffected by the Blight.]]
** There are also lifestones, a rare rock that has existed in close proximity to lyrium ore, and as such, they have absorbed some of its traits. Crushing a lifestone gives the user a small bonus to nature resistance for a short time -- reasonable enough. But in addition, lifestones enhance the natural properties of other materials used in item creation, and how! These magic rocks are used as natural property 'enhancers' in all sorts of antidotes, salves, poisons, and grease traps conveniently making things more healing, more deadly, more acidic, or more greasy just by mere presence, it seems.
* Humans in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' first developed psychic powers when a fright transport of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Element Zero]] exploded during reentry over Singapore. While no immediate health effects were noticed, traces of the substance inhaled by pregnant women affected their unborn children which developed biotic potential, though they still require implants to amplify their powers for combat use.\\\
''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' suggests that this might probably also be the source for the apparent natural bionic powers of Asari [[spoiler:Who secretly had access to a complete and working database of [[BenevolentPrecursors Prothean technology]] and would have had thousands of years to permanently modify the DNA of their entire species.]]\\\
Element Zero could well be a TropeCodifier. It (and the eponymous "mass effects" it creates) are responsible for and a key component of just about every major technological development in the games.
* The Blacklight virus in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is defined to be the answer to everything in biology.
* Imulsion in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' was originally discovered as an incredible fuel. [[spoiler:It's actually a parasitic organism that is out to mutate all life on the planet as part of its life cycle.]]
Light.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Kolibri}}'', an Earth crystal empowers Kolibri in the opening stage, and other crystals produce {{Power Up}}s constantly.



* The Marvel XP crossover game ''Avengers Initiative'' takes place around the same universe as MAA. The Iso-8 works in the same way, but there are less colors. You can upgrade your stats with the Iso-8, and it's implied in-game that Iso-8 is being used by Vault escapees and HYDRA to amp up their power and abilities. The only ways to gain Iso-8 are to defeat enemies and to mine them.

to:

* ** The Marvel XP crossover game ''Avengers Initiative'' takes place around the same universe as MAA. The Iso-8 works in the same way, but there are less colors. You can upgrade your stats with the Iso-8, and it's implied in-game that Iso-8 is being used by Vault escapees and HYDRA to amp up their power and abilities. The only ways to gain Iso-8 are to defeat enemies and to mine them.them.
* Humans in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' first developed psychic powers when a fright transport of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Element Zero]] exploded during reentry over Singapore. While no immediate health effects were noticed, traces of the substance inhaled by pregnant women affected their unborn children which developed biotic potential, though they still require implants to amplify their powers for combat use.\\\
''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' suggests that this might probably also be the source for the apparent natural bionic powers of Asari [[spoiler:Who secretly had access to a complete and working database of [[BenevolentPrecursors Prothean technology]] and would have had thousands of years to permanently modify the DNA of their entire species.]]\\\
Element Zero could well be a TropeCodifier. It (and the eponymous "mass effects" it creates) are responsible for and a key component of just about every major technological development in the games.
* Phazon from the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series was a poison, a weapon, and fuel, and interestingly, was the only thing that could hurt the Metroid Prime despite it also causing the metroid's transformation in the first place. In ''Corruption'' it turned out to be [[spoiler:the [[TheCorruption corrupting influence]] of a [[GeniusLoci living planet]] of the stuff seeking to [[YouWillBeAssimilated take over the universe]]]]. Whoa. Oh, and did we mention that it's sentient in all of its forms?
** Curiously, Phazon has NoOntologicalInertia, [[spoiler: the destruction of the planet Phaaze, the source of all Phazon leads to the obliteration of all Phazon everywhere even from the planets and life forms it was infecting.]]



* Nanites in ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. Super speed? Nanites. Being bulletproof? Nanites. Chinese lightsaber? Nanites!
* In ''VideoGame/RealmsOfTheHaunting'' green crystals appear in several instances, being shards of the Soulstone and usually serving the purpose of teleportation, as in you need one of these to meet the Gnarl, and later on to access Sheol.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Kolibri}}'', an Earth crystal empowers Kolibri in the opening stage, and other crystals produce {{Power Up}}s constantly.
* In ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace'' and ''VideoGame/EndlessLegend'' all civilizations rely on Dust (except for the Harmony). It is used for almost anything, build structures and ships, form computer networks, and its even the main currency for everything.

to:

* Nanites ''VideoGame/MystIV'' has actual green rocks on the prison Age of Spire. This mineral allows rocks infused with it to hover in ''VideoGame/DeusEx''. Super speed? Nanites. Being bulletproof? Nanites. Chinese lightsaber? Nanites!
repulsion to the [[spoiler: sun-like core of the age]]. It also comes in crystals which store some kind of negative static electricity, and any grounding makes it discharge. Sirrus put this to use to power his machines and create [[spoiler: sonic explosives]].
* The Blacklight virus in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is defined to be the answer to everything in biology.
* The psychic summer camp in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is built over a large deposit of Psitanium, which enhances psychic powers of the strong-minded and causes insanity in the weak-minded. Carrying a large block of this allows [[spoiler:Cruller to come to the rescue without splitting into his multiple personalities]].
* In ''VideoGame/RealmsOfTheHaunting'' ''VideoGame/RealmsOfTheHaunting'', green crystals appear in several instances, being shards of the Soulstone and usually serving the purpose of teleportation, as in you need one of these to meet the Gnarl, and later on to access Sheol.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Kolibri}}'', an Earth crystal empowers Kolibri The runes in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' could count. While the player can only use the spells of whichever spellbook they're currently using, several other characters have been using them for spells that you can't use. For instance, a child in the opening stage, "Meeting History" quest was shown banging together runes (an air rune and other crystals produce {{Power Up}}s constantly.
* In ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace''
a fire rune, if memory serves correctly), which caused a small explosion. Nothing big, harmful, or destructive. Just enough to make a few sparks to start a fire and ''VideoGame/EndlessLegend'' all civilizations rely on Dust (except for make a loud noise.
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' features a system of six GreenRocks of which only one is green;
the Harmony). It is others are red, yellow, blue, purple, and silver. These rocks are energized meteorites that fall from the moons and are used as a {{Magitek}}-ish power source for almost anything, practically every vaguely mechanical item in the game, including prototype airship [[WaveMotionGun cannons]], vehicle engines, torches, stoves, and liquor distillers (silver makes the good stuff). Said rocks also allow their owners to cast magic spells, or physically attack with [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental power]] by slotting a rock into their weapon.
* The Chaos Emeralds from the ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, whose functions throughout the games include everything from heroic transformation to manipulating time to powering doomsday machines.
* One of ''VideoGame/{{Singularity}}'''s writers is quoted as saying that E99 can do whatever the plot needs it to. This includes time travel, gravity manipulation and time manipulation for a start.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has Australium, a rare metal from Australia that grants [[GeniusBruiser enhanced intelligence and muscle mass]] but reduces common sense. It's the reason for Australia's simultaneous hyper-advanced technology and TestosteronePoisoning. The Engineer's grandfather Radigan Conagher was given 100 pounds of the stuff which he used to
build structures all sorts of inventions, but the radiation eventually mutated him into a shirtless Australian with chest hair in the shape of Texas.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' has ragnite, a mysterious glowing substance used in anything humanly possible from first-aid kits to ammunition, including, but not limited to, street lamps
and ships, form computer networks, engine fuel and its even the main currency for everything. laser weapons.
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