History Main / HollyWoodAcid

24th Nov '17 1:02:07 PM Josef5678
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} loves this stuff; it's used to kill the villain in his very first story, ''The Case of the Chemical Syndicate'', and is the comic-book source of Harvey Dent's scars as Two-Face. The most popular origin for the Joker is also that he fell in a tank of acid and came out with his skin bleached, and [[TraumaCongaLine insane]]. Deconstructed in Dr. Scott's [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/893#comments article]] on an issue where Batman counteracts TheJoker's acid by spraying the target with a strong base. Hello exothermic reaction!

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} loves this stuff; it's used to kill the villain in his very first story, ''The Case of the Chemical Syndicate'', and is the comic-book source of Harvey Dent's scars as Two-Face. The most popular origin for the Joker is also that he fell in a tank of acid and came out with his skin bleached, and [[TraumaCongaLine insane]]. Deconstructed in Dr. Scott's [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/893#comments article]] on an issue where Batman counteracts TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's acid by spraying the target with a strong base. Hello exothermic reaction!



* In the StarTrek[=/DS9=] comic, after the tribbles are reintroduced to the future; the cast finds that the creatures produce a "universal solvent" which somehow eats through force fields! It takes about a panel for a character to ask what they could store it in.

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* In the StarTrek[=/DS9=] Star Trek[=/DS9=] comic, after the tribbles are reintroduced to the future; the cast finds that the creatures produce a "universal solvent" which somehow eats through force fields! It takes about a panel for a character to ask what they could store it in.



* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' are inconsistent with the lethality of Alien blood. A hunter's arm is seared off by a splash of facehugger blood, and another unfortunate human has his skull melted by a blast of Xenomorph blood to the face. However, the first film also presents it as mild enough to use for body scarification. This is actually a nod to the previous ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' fluff, where the Predators are said to have antacid blood that neutralizes the Aliens' acid blood. It will damages their skin but stops once it reaches their blood. Also, in ''Requiem'', the Predator carries vials of a blue substance that can dissolve even xenomorph bodies, which it uses to dispose of xenomorph corpses.

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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' are inconsistent with the lethality of Alien blood. A hunter's arm is seared off by a splash of facehugger blood, and another unfortunate human has his skull melted by a blast of Xenomorph blood to the face. However, the first film also presents it as mild enough to use for body scarification. This is actually a nod to the previous ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' fluff, where the Predators are said to have antacid blood that neutralizes the Aliens' acid blood. It will damages their skin but stops once it reaches their blood. Also, in ''Requiem'', the Predator carries vials of a blue substance that can dissolve even xenomorph Xenomorph bodies, which it uses to dispose of xenomorph Xenomorph corpses.



* In ''Film/SeedOfChucky'', John Waters' character dies when Glen accidentally scares him, causing him to back up into a shelf in his red room, sending photo developing chemicals crashing down on him and melting his face. It's even more egregious in that the photo developing process uses very weak acids, most commonly a citric acid or diluted vinegar. No chemicals used in small-scale photography are corrosive (although some can be quite toxic).

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* In ''Film/SeedOfChucky'', John Waters' Waters's character dies when Glen accidentally scares him, causing him to back up into a shelf in his red room, sending photo developing chemicals crashing down on him and melting his face. It's even more egregious in that the photo developing process uses very weak acids, most commonly a citric acid or diluted vinegar. No chemicals used in small-scale photography are corrosive (although some can be quite toxic).



* In the Literature/NewJediOrder, the Jedi-hunting ''voxyn'' beasts can vomit acid (which is, unusually, not depicted as stereotypical acid, but rather mucus that happens to be strong enough to [[BodyHorror burn through faces]]), and their blood is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill both acidic and a neurotoxin]].
** Not actually overkill, considering that human blood is also toxic to neurons. No, it does not actually flow in our brains.

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* In the Literature/NewJediOrder, ''Literature/NewJediOrder'', the Jedi-hunting ''voxyn'' beasts can vomit acid (which is, unusually, not depicted as stereotypical acid, but rather mucus that happens to be strong enough to [[BodyHorror burn through faces]]), and their blood is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill both acidic and a neurotoxin]].
** Not actually overkill, considering that human blood is also toxic to neurons. No, it does not actually flow in our brains.
neurotoxin]].



* Several episodes of ''1000 Ways To Die'' play this trope straight with various degrees of accuracy, particularly "Deep Fried", "Fools Russian", and "Caught In A Lye".

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* Several episodes of ''1000 Ways To Die'' ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' play this trope straight with various degrees of accuracy, particularly "Deep Fried", "Fools Russian", and "Caught In A Lye".



* Any falling sand clone that features acid has it behave this way. ThePowderToy has acid not only dissolve everything it touches except diamond, but it's also [[IncendiaryExponent flammable]].
29th Oct '17 11:16:25 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* The Thinner River in ''Webcomic/TheStrongestSuit'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a ''river'' of super-corrosive liquid. Although to be fair it is colorless rather than green or yellow, and doesn't bubble or fume.
29th Oct '17 11:13:14 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} loves this stuff; it's used to kill the villain in his very first story, ''The Case of the Chemical Syndicate'', and is the comic-book source of Harvey Dent's scars as Two-Face. Deconstructed in Dr. Scott's [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/893#comments article]] on an issue where Batman counteracts TheJoker's acid by spraying the target with a strong base. Hello exothermic reaction!

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} loves this stuff; it's used to kill the villain in his very first story, ''The Case of the Chemical Syndicate'', and is the comic-book source of Harvey Dent's scars as Two-Face. The most popular origin for the Joker is also that he fell in a tank of acid and came out with his skin bleached, and [[TraumaCongaLine insane]]. Deconstructed in Dr. Scott's [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/893#comments article]] on an issue where Batman counteracts TheJoker's acid by spraying the target with a strong base. Hello exothermic reaction!



* The HarryPotter TrollFic, [[Fanfic/BecomingFemale Being Female]] manages to use water as this. At one point, various heroes are trapped in [[RonTheDeathEater Ron Raper's]] lair, and are rescued by a reformed Barty Crouch Junior, who melts the bars on a window by using what is referred to as "the dangerous chemical dihydrogen monoxide".

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* The HarryPotter TrollFic, [[Fanfic/BecomingFemale Being Becoming Female]] manages to use water as this. At one point, various heroes are trapped in [[RonTheDeathEater Ron Raper's]] lair, and are rescued by a reformed Barty Crouch Junior, who melts the bars on a window by using what is referred to as "the dangerous chemical dihydrogen monoxide".
29th Oct '17 11:09:43 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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This has nothing to do with ''[[MarijuanaIsLSD that]]'' kind of acid.
29th Oct '17 4:07:10 AM SirPellucidar
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* Ordinary water acts like this to the aliens in Signs.
19th Oct '17 5:34:00 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/GoodEats'', Alton subverts a variant: namely, the idea that cooking anything acidic in an aluminum vessel (unless it's been specially treated) is harmful, both to the vessel and to anyone who might eat the food. While acid from, say, tomato ''will'' react with aluminum, it would take ''way'' longer than most normal home cooking before that took place.
7th Oct '17 2:15:55 PM TheWarioBros
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* The acid from Toxic Tower in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2'' is bright lime green, acts exactly like rising water and instantly kills anything it touches.

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* The acid from Toxic Tower in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' is bright lime green, acts exactly like rising water and instantly kills anything it touches.
7th Oct '17 2:15:23 PM TheWarioBros
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* The acid from Toxic Tower in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2'' is bright lime green, acts exactly like rising water and instantly kills anything it touches.
7th Oct '17 12:40:39 PM Jubileus57
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* The Acid Eye from the BreakingOut game ''VideoGame/BricksOfEgypt2'' is colored green and sheds acid tears that can destroy every block that can be found (except for the Key blocks).
22nd Sep '17 6:52:32 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' are inconsistent with the lethality of Alien blood. A hunter's arm is seared off by a splash of facehugger blood, and another unfortunate human has his skull melted by a blast of Xenomorph blood to the face. However, the first film also presents it as mild enough to use for body scarification. This is actually a nod to the previous ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' fluff, where the Predators are said to have antacid blood that neutralizes the Aliens' acid blood. It will damages their skin but stops once it reaches their blood.

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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' and ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' are inconsistent with the lethality of Alien blood. A hunter's arm is seared off by a splash of facehugger blood, and another unfortunate human has his skull melted by a blast of Xenomorph blood to the face. However, the first film also presents it as mild enough to use for body scarification. This is actually a nod to the previous ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' fluff, where the Predators are said to have antacid blood that neutralizes the Aliens' acid blood. It will damages their skin but stops once it reaches their blood. Also, in ''Requiem'', the Predator carries vials of a blue substance that can dissolve even xenomorph bodies, which it uses to dispose of xenomorph corpses.
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