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15th Jun '16 5:58:03 AM Dravencour
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The name refers to the Kryptonite meteor rocks found in most incarnations of the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise (which were most famously, but not always, green). These Green Rocks, in addition to functioning as Clark Kent's KryptoniteFactor, have been known to: give people random superpowers, turning them into the MonsterOfTheWeek; help people recall memories; make cars go faster; and send a phone call back in time, among many other things.

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The name refers to the Kryptonite meteor rocks found in most incarnations of the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' franchise (which were most famously, but not always, green). These Green Rocks, in addition to functioning as Clark Kent's KryptoniteFactor, Big Blue's [[KryptoniteFactor primary weakness]], have been known to: give people random superpowers, turning them into the MonsterOfTheWeek; help people recall memories; make cars go faster; and send a phone call back in time, among many other things.
7th Jun '16 12:52:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In weaving together ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' into one long story arc as ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Harmony Gold introduced "Protoculture" which was 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 introduced "Protoculture" which was 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.
31st May '16 2:46:18 AM Eps05
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** Zero-Point Modules (ZPMs) are this combined with LostTechnology. Created by the Ancients who are long gone, only a scant few have been found, but these objects roughly the size of a paper-towel roll contain ''prodigious'' amounts of energy and thus are extremely useful for anyone to use. Many plots have been driven by the search, recovery, use, or theft of such modules.

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** Zero-Point Modules (ZPMs) ([=ZPMs=]) are this combined with LostTechnology. Created by the Ancients who are long gone, only a scant few have been found, but these objects roughly the size of a paper-towel roll contain ''prodigious'' amounts of energy and thus are extremely useful for anyone to use. Many plots have been driven by the search, recovery, use, or theft of such modules.
31st May '16 2:43:45 AM Eps05
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** Zero-Point Modules (ZPMs) are this combined with LostTechnology. Created by the Ancients who are long gone, only a scant few have been found, but these objects roughly the size of a paper-towel roll contain ''prodigious'' amounts of energy and thus are extremely useful for anyone to use. Many plots have been driven by the search, recovery, use, or theft of such modules.
2nd May '16 4:55:19 PM former_alchemist
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Why green? Why do they glow? They're made of uranium glass! It glows when exposed to that mystery radiation, ultraviolet light.
22nd Apr '16 9:08:33 PM direguy
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* 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.
22nd Apr '16 12:31:03 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In weaving together ''Space Fortress Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', and ''Genesis Climber MOSPEADA'' into one long story arc, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Harmony Gold introduced "Protoculture" which was 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 ''Space Fortress Macross'', ''Southern Cross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Genesis Climber MOSPEADA'' ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' into one long story arc, arc as ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Harmony Gold introduced "Protoculture" which was a mysterious energy source that allowed the creation of transformable mecha, and is also (at least in the Mospeada ''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.
30th Mar '16 2:26:54 PM StFan
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'', 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/{{Half-Life 2}} : 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.

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In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'', ''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/{{Half-Life 2}} : ''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.



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22nd Mar '16 6:04:34 AM Andyroid
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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 {{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 [[ThePsychoRangers Rowdyruff Boys]].

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* The Chemical X in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' also did weird and arbitrary things sometimes. Like turning a bowl of toys "sugar, spice, and sugar everything nice" and a monkey into three {{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 [[ThePsychoRangers Rowdyruff Boys]].
27th Feb '16 3:35:22 PM PRH
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Related to PhlebotinumDuJour, MetaOrigin. For less-exotic variants, see LightningCanDoAnything, ILoveNuclearPower and GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke. Contrast MinovskyPhysics.

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Related to PhlebotinumDuJour, MetaOrigin. For less-exotic variants, see LightningCanDoAnything, ILoveNuclearPower and GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke. Contrast MinovskyPhysics.
MinovskyPhysics, MagicAIsMagicA.
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