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25th Feb '17 2:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{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 ''{{Discworld}}'' ''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''.
12th Feb '17 1:24:10 AM bhalperin28
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* Trapars (transparent light particles) in ''Anime/Eureka Seven'' are responsible for many barely-explained phenomena, including powering the series's LFO (Light Finding Operation) and KLF (Kraft Light Fighter) mecha.

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* Trapars (transparent light particles) in ''Anime/Eureka Seven'' ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' are responsible for many barely-explained phenomena, including powering the series's LFO (Light Finding Operation) and KLF (Kraft Light Fighter) mecha.
12th Feb '17 1:20:18 AM bhalperin28
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* Trapars (transparent light particles) in ''Anime/Eureka Seven'' are responsible for many barely-explained phenomena, including powering the series's LFO (Light Finding Operation) and KLF (Kraft Light Fighter) mecha.
30th Jan '17 10:53:12 PM ReikoKazama
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* In ''Literature/TheLorax'', the Once-ler uses the tufts from the Lorax's truffula trees to make an all-purpose consumer product known as they need.

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* In ''Literature/TheLorax'', the Once-ler uses the tufts from the Lorax's truffula trees to make an all-purpose consumer product known as they need.the Thneed.
28th Nov '16 4:57:07 AM AgProv
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* The ''{{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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* Possibly the nearest thing to a glowing green power crytal on Earth is ''tobernite'', 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 tobernite 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-collectorswho put this attractive stone in the place of pride in their displays.
15th Oct '16 10:44:42 AM TheStray
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* ''TabletopGame/Deadlands'' has Ghost Rock, the Miracle Fuel [[spoiler: made from the souls of the damned]]. Ghost Rock burns 100 times hotter and 100 times longer than coal, can act as a catalyst in a wide array of chemical reactions, can be used in place of coke to made superhard steel, and basically anything else you can imagine.

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* ''TabletopGame/Deadlands'' ''{{TabletopGame/Deadlands}}'' has Ghost Rock, the Miracle Fuel [[spoiler: made from the souls of the damned]]. Ghost Rock burns 100 times hotter and 100 times longer than coal, can act as a catalyst in a wide array of chemical reactions, can be used in place of coke to made superhard steel, and basically anything else you can imagine.
15th Oct '16 10:43:35 AM TheStray
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* ''TabletopGame/Deadlands'' has Ghost Rock, the Miracle Fuel [[spoiler: made from the souls of the damned]]. Ghost Rock burns 100 times hotter and 100 times longer than coal, can act as a catalyst in a wide array of chemical reactions, can be used in place of coke to made superhard steel, and basically anything else you can imagine.
14th Jul '16 2:10:00 PM Observance
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has Australium, a mineral branded with the image of a man boxing a kangaroo that's responsible for the Australians' hyper-advanced technology and causes literal 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.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has Australium, a mineral branded with rare metal from Australia that grants [[GeniusBruiser enhanced intelligence and muscle mass]] but reduces common sense. It's the image of a man boxing a kangaroo that's responsible reason for the Australians' Australia's simultaneous hyper-advanced technology and causes literal 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.
3rd Jul '16 7:52:16 PM FlakyPorcupine
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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.

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* In ''VideoGame/EndlessSpace'' and ''VideoGame/EndlessLegend'' all civilizations rely on Dust(except 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.
* ''VideoGame/WarOfTheMonsters'' has alien fuel, which is either leaked onto or injected into what would eventually be the monsters. Bonus points for having SicklyGreenGlow.
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.
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