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10th Sep '17 3:02:37 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', [[CaptainErsatz Jokerella]] threatens her with ''citric'' acid (which ''can'' be harmful in its pure form, but it's not exactly [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]-level evil).

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* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', [[CaptainErsatz Jokerella]] threatens her with ''citric'' acid (which ''can'' be harmful in its pure form, but it's not exactly [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]]-level evil).
10th Aug '17 10:44:11 AM CosmicFerret
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* Probably the least thought about frequent subversion of this are Nucleic Acids. In other words, the DNA ('''D'''eoxyribo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) and RNA ('''R'''ibo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) that exist in every lifeform and pseudo-lifeform, as well as artificially created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid_analogue Nucleic Acid Analogues]] aka Xeno Nucleic Acids. [=XNAs=] such as Peptide Nucleic Acid, Glycol Nucleic Acid and Threose Nucleic Acid have been found to have various uses in genetic research, meaning that the biggest threat ''these'' acids pose is the unlikely but plausible scenario of [[TheCorruption XNA-corrupted]] lifeforms escaping from a laboratory [[ZombieApocalypse and infecting or contaminating all life on Earth]]. [[JurassicPark After all]], [[GenreBlind the scientists only seem to be thinking that they can]] and not [[GoneHorriblyWrong if they should]], and even [[StayingAlive alien life finds a way]]...

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* Probably the least thought about frequent subversion of this are Nucleic Acids. In other words, the DNA ('''D'''eoxyribo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) and RNA ('''R'''ibo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) that exist in every lifeform and pseudo-lifeform, as well as artificially created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid_analogue Nucleic Acid Analogues]] aka Xeno Nucleic Acids. [=XNAs=] such as Peptide Nucleic Acid, Glycol Nucleic Acid and Threose Nucleic Acid have been found to have various uses in genetic research, meaning that the biggest threat ''these'' acids pose is the unlikely but plausible scenario of [[TheCorruption XNA-corrupted]] lifeforms escaping from a laboratory [[ZombieApocalypse and infecting or contaminating all life on Earth]]. [[JurassicPark [[Film/JurassicPark After all]], [[GenreBlind the scientists only seem to be thinking that they can]] and not [[GoneHorriblyWrong if they should]], and even [[StayingAlive alien life finds a way]]...
19th Jul '17 8:43:05 AM TheWanderer
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* A 2013 episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' revealed that the trope had actually been played straight in this scene. Adam and Jamie found that hydrofluoric acid wouldn't completely destroy organic tissues, so they switched to sulfuric acid with a dose of (what appeared to be) hydrogen peroxide (AKA [[AndSomeOtherStuff special sauce]]) to boost its corrosive power (this combination is often called "piranha solution" in real life, because the aforementioned Caro's acid is formed when mixing these two chemicals, and is used for cleaning stubborn organic matter off of glassware). They put 35 pounds of pig carcass parts and 6 gallons of their acid mixture in a ceramic-coated cast iron tub; the acid destroyed most of the carcass, but did not eat through the tub or the floor below it. When they used 36 gallons of acid in a fiberglass tub, the carcass was reduced to a black organic sludge in a spectacularly smoky and violent reaction - but again, neither the tub nor the floor gave way under the acid's effects.

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* ** A 2013 episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' revealed that the trope had actually been played straight in this scene.the ''Breaking Bad'' scene described above. Adam and Jamie found that hydrofluoric acid wouldn't completely destroy organic tissues, so they switched to sulfuric acid with a dose of (what appeared to be) hydrogen peroxide (AKA [[AndSomeOtherStuff special sauce]]) to boost its corrosive power (this combination is often called "piranha solution" in real life, because the aforementioned Caro's acid is formed when mixing these two chemicals, and is used for cleaning stubborn organic matter off of glassware). They put 35 pounds of pig carcass parts and 6 gallons of their acid mixture in a ceramic-coated cast iron tub; the acid destroyed most of the carcass, but did not eat through the tub or the floor below it. When they used 36 gallons of acid in a fiberglass tub, the carcass was reduced to a black organic sludge in a spectacularly smoky and violent reaction - but again, neither the tub nor the floor gave way under the acid's effects.
18th Jun '17 9:53:09 AM Darci
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* The 1957 film ''The Astounding She-Monster'' had the protagonists (such as they were) use acid to burn away the alien's spacesuit, killing it instantly.
14th Jun '17 7:06:09 PM NightShade96
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* In [[ThePowerOfFive Antony Horowitz's]] ''Raven's Gate'', TheDragon is pushed into a tub of incredibly concentrated, liquid, boric acid at a nuclear power plant. By the end of her ordeal, there is nothing left of her.

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* In [[ThePowerOfFive Antony Horowitz's]] ''Raven's Gate'', Creator/AnthonyHorowitz's ''[[Literature/ThePowerOfFive Raven's Gate]]'', TheDragon is pushed into a tub of incredibly concentrated, liquid, concentrated liquid boric acid at a nuclear power plant. By the end of her ordeal, there is nothing left of her.
8th Jun '17 12:42:59 PM Commander_Ysenir
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' introduces Dragalge, a Dragon/Poison type Pokémon living underwater, which the Pokédex claims can spit acid powerful enough to dissolve the hull of a tanker. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In game]], Steel-types are still [[NoSell completely immune]] to its Poison-types moves.
24th May '17 1:48:35 PM EDP
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* 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 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. in.
* {{Subverted}} in ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'': while the title character makes strong use of some unspecified acid it simply acts like a ''real'' acid, if a powerful one. The closest thing it gets is when Diabolik breaks out the more powerful acids, but even those acts realistically-and, like the usual ones, have encountered metal safes that are unaffected ([[RealityEnsues a natural consequence of the presence of a thief that makes heavy use of acids]].
16th May '17 9:53:50 AM igordebraga
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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 The Joker'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. Deconstructed in Dr. Scott's [[http://www.politedissent.com/archives/893#comments article]] on an issue where Batman counteracts The Joker's TheJoker's acid by spraying the target with a strong base. Hello exothermic reaction!


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* A similar goop labeled "acid" is employed in ''Film/SuicideSquad'', with Harley Quinn jumping onto a vat of it. In a subversion, it only causes minor damage (most notably, the skin bleach that also happened to the Joker).
20th Apr '17 3:39:31 PM SimYouLater
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* Probably the least thought about frequent subversion of this are Nucleic Acids. In other words, the DNA ('''D'''eoxyribo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) and RNA ('''R'''ibo'''n'''ucleic '''A'''cid) that exist in every lifeform and pseudo-lifeform, as well as artificially created [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleic_acid_analogue Nucleic Acid Analogues]] aka Xeno Nucleic Acids. [=XNAs=] such as Peptide Nucleic Acid, Glycol Nucleic Acid and Threose Nucleic Acid have been found to have various uses in genetic research, meaning that the biggest threat ''these'' acids pose is the unlikely but plausible scenario of [[TheCorruption XNA-corrupted]] lifeforms escaping from a laboratory [[ZombieApocalypse and infecting or contaminating all life on Earth]]. [[JurassicPark After all]], [[GenreBlind the scientists only seem to be thinking that they can]] and not [[GoneHorriblyWrong if they should]], and even [[StayingAlive alien life finds a way]]...
11th Apr '17 11:20:03 PM alnair20aug93
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This has nothing to do with ''[[MarijuanaIsLSD that]]'' kind of acid.
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