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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' features "caustic" weapons that fire acid-filled rounds that dissolve armor and flesh. "Caustic" usually refers to corrosive ''bases'', not acids.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' features "caustic" corrosive weapons that fire acid-filled rounds that dissolve armor and flesh. is especally good at dissolving armor. "Caustic" is a valid prefix, even though it usually refers to corrosive ''bases'', not acids.acids. [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}} The]] [[VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel sequels]] also feature alkaline shields that negate corrosive DamageOverTime, despite the fact that alkalis are also corrosive and only neutralize acids. Also, given some prefixes, PoisonIsCorrosive in the series as well.
17th Feb '16 3:28:07 AM MattStriker
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* Acid in ''Videogame/XCOM2'' is a textbook example: It's green, it bubbles and hisses ominously and it'll melt even advanced alien materials to slag in a matter of seconds.
1st Feb '16 1:23:41 PM Pseudoname
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* Gorgon of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' has an acid spray attack. This is one of its most damaging attacks, rapidly melting through the health of anything caught by it.
27th Jan '16 8:44:55 PM Angeldeb82
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* Three DonaldDuck stories by Creator/DonRosa involved a liquid called "The Universal Solvent" that compresses the atoms of anything it comes in contact with, turning all matter into a superdense powder, with one important exception: diamond. This of course means that the solvent has to be kept in a jar carved from diamond and can only be handled with tools coated in diamond dust. In real life, unless you're an alchemist, the term 'Universal Solvent' usually refers to ''water''...

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* Three DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck stories by Creator/DonRosa involved a liquid called "The Universal Solvent" that compresses the atoms of anything it comes in contact with, turning all matter into a superdense powder, with one important exception: diamond. This of course means that the solvent has to be kept in a jar carved from diamond and can only be handled with tools coated in diamond dust. In real life, unless you're an alchemist, the term 'Universal Solvent' usually refers to ''water''...



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, "corrosive" elemental guns carry the trope as per the game. Furthermore, an army of clones is constructed that utilize this to avoid being used by [[ParasiteZombie Parasite Zombies]]--if infected, the clone simply dissolves while [[ImMelting leaving nothing behind]].

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''VideoGame/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, "corrosive" elemental guns carry the trope as per the game. Furthermore, an army of clones is constructed that utilize this to avoid being used by [[ParasiteZombie Parasite Zombies]]--if {{Parasite Zombie}}s--if infected, the clone simply dissolves while [[ImMelting leaving nothing behind]].



* The technobabble version is used in ''Film/RichieRich'', where Richie and his estate's GadgeteerGenius use a thick, foamy white experimental corrosive, "hydrochloric dioxic nucleic carbodium", disguised as a tube of toothpaste to help break Cadbury, his [[BattleButler butler]] out of jail.

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* The technobabble version is used in ''Film/RichieRich'', where Richie and his estate's GadgeteerGenius use a thick, foamy white experimental corrosive, "hydrochloric dioxic nucleic carbodium", disguised as a tube of toothpaste to help break Cadbury, his [[BattleButler butler]] {{b|attleButler}}utler, out of jail.



* In the first ''Film/RoboCop1987'' movie, Boddicker's henchman Emil attempts to crush Murphy with his car, only to miss Murphy and drive straight into a tank full of corrosive toxic waste. He survives... [[BodyHorror kind of.]]
* ''Stomach acid'' serves as this trope in the final battle of ''Film/{{Innerspace}}'', [[spoiler: when Tuck Pendleton drops his pod into Jack Putter's stomach with [[TheDragon Mr. Igoe]] clinging to the side. The pod survives; [[StrippedToTheBone Mr. Igoe doesn't.]]]]

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* In the first ''Film/RoboCop1987'' movie, Boddicker's henchman Emil attempts to crush Murphy with his car, only to miss Murphy and drive straight into a tank full of corrosive toxic waste. He survives... [[BodyHorror kind of.]]
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* ''Stomach acid'' serves as this trope in the final battle of ''Film/{{Innerspace}}'', [[spoiler: when Tuck Pendleton drops his pod into Jack Putter's stomach with [[TheDragon Mr. Igoe]] clinging to the side. The pod survives; [[StrippedToTheBone Mr. Igoe doesn't.]]]]doesn't]].]]



* ''Film/DeepRising'' features giant worms with stomach acids so strong that they get their nutrition by merely engulfing and digesting their prey alive. The acting effects of this are shown in one particularly gory sequence appropriately known as [[BodyHorror "half-digested Billy".]]

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* ''Film/DeepRising'' features giant worms with stomach acids so strong that they get their nutrition by merely engulfing and digesting their prey alive. The acting effects of this are shown in one particularly gory sequence appropriately known as [[BodyHorror "half-digested Billy".]]Billy"]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' features a AcidPool that is ''so'' powerful that it dissolves a transformer in a few seconds.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': [[{{Kaiju}} Otachi]] can spit a corrosive blue acid that makes short work of any type of metal, which it uses to [[spoiler:help kill a Russian mecha.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' features a an AcidPool that is ''so'' powerful that it dissolves a transformer in a few seconds.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': [[{{Kaiju}} Otachi]] can spit a corrosive blue acid that makes short work of any type of metal, which it uses to [[spoiler:help kill a Russian mecha.]]mecha]].



* 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 [[NoKillLikeOverkill both acidic and a neurotoxin]].

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* 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 [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill both acidic and a neurotoxin]].



* In [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]]' ''Auf zwei Planeten'', the Martian airships are protected by being encased in Nihilite, a substance that simply dissolves anything shot at them. This can also be used offensively, e. g. when a Martian ship rams the biggest British battleship. A chemical process is involved, as during the Battle of Portsmouth the Martian airships take breaks to replenish their stocks of Nihilite from supply vessels.

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* In [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]]' Creator/KurdLasswitz' ''Auf zwei Planeten'', the Martian airships are protected by being encased in Nihilite, a substance that simply dissolves anything shot at them. This can also be used offensively, e. g. when a Martian ship rams the biggest British battleship. A chemical process is involved, as during the Battle of Portsmouth the Martian airships take breaks to replenish their stocks of Nihilite from supply vessels.



* ''Series/TheXFiles'' gets the bit about acid vapors right. The aliens have acid blood similar to the Xenomorphs, but most of their victims die from inhaling the stuff. This may have something to do with the fact it's cheaper to film than acid eating through people's bodies. The blood emits toxic vapours which cause swelling and reddening around the eyes and death by coagulation. It may be acidic, but that is incidental to its effectiveness. This effect was based on the real-life, and as yet unexplained case of Gloria Ramirez - whose blood wasn't corrosive, but fumes which apparently came off her did cause similar and acute symptoms in the hospital staff which was treating her.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' gets the bit about acid vapors right. The aliens have acid blood similar to the Xenomorphs, but most of their victims die from inhaling the stuff. This may have something to do with the fact it's cheaper to film than acid eating through people's bodies. The blood emits toxic vapours vapors which cause swelling and reddening around the eyes and death by coagulation. It may be acidic, but that is incidental to its effectiveness. This effect was based on the real-life, and as yet unexplained case of Gloria Ramirez - whose blood wasn't corrosive, but fumes which apparently came off her did cause similar and acute symptoms in the hospital staff which was treating her.



** Half-averted with the planet Vortis's naturally occurring {{AcidPool}}s and rivers in the 1st Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]]. Although the acid is highly corrosive and instantly eats away at everything it touches (excluding the local terrain, for some reason), its completely transparent and easily mistaken for water. Ian comes very close to scooping up a handful to drink when he first encounters it, which would have ended very badly had the Doctor not stopped him, noting that his tie had dissolved.

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** Half-averted with the planet Vortis's naturally occurring {{AcidPool}}s {{Acid Pool}}s and rivers in the 1st Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet]]. Although the acid is highly corrosive and instantly eats away at everything it touches (excluding the local terrain, for some reason), its completely transparent and easily mistaken for water. Ian comes very close to scooping up a handful to drink when he first encounters it, which would have ended very badly had the Doctor not stopped him, noting that his tie had dissolved.



* The [[SiliconBasedLife Horta]] from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' produces a chemical that easily burns both rocks and [[RedShirt redshirts]]. Spock describes it as "an extremely corrosive acid".

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* The [[SiliconBasedLife Horta]] from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' produces a chemical that easily burns both rocks and [[RedShirt redshirts]].{{Red Shirt}}s. Spock describes it as "an extremely corrosive acid".



* ''RogueTrader'' has two separate chemicals available that work like this. One is a substance that will dissolve anything except pure silica glass, tho the reaction causes it to quickly become inert in process. The other is a Dark Eldar [[{{PoisonIsCorrosive}} poison]] created from a Stryxis-made "universal solvent", weaponized through a clever use of containment fields.

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* ''RogueTrader'' has two separate chemicals available that work like this. One is a substance that will dissolve anything except pure silica glass, tho the reaction causes it to quickly become inert in process. The other is a Dark Eldar [[{{PoisonIsCorrosive}} poison]] {{poison|IsCorrosive}} created from a Stryxis-made "universal solvent", weaponized through a clever use of containment fields.



* Reptile from ''MortalKombat''. His fatality in ''Ultimate [=MK3=]'' has him vomit a gallon of "acid" on his opponent, melting their flesh clear off their skeleton. He also has acid fatalities in ''Mortal Kombat 4'' and ''Deadly Alliance''.

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* Reptile from ''MortalKombat''.''Franchise/MortalKombat''. His fatality in ''Ultimate [=MK3=]'' has him vomit a gallon of "acid" on his opponent, melting their flesh clear off their skeleton. He also has acid fatalities in ''Mortal Kombat 4'' and ''Deadly Alliance''.



* In ''{{Metroid}}'', Brinstar is full of some kind of acid that depletes your energy by roughly twenty points per second of contact. Considering the sort of damage the power suit can endure, that makes it about as strong as 10-12M [=HCl=]. The acid is also ''boiling'', looking at its animation, which means that, if it ''is'' [=HCl=], [[FridgeLogic the air in Brinstar must be largely chlorine gas.]] The stuff is also a serious threat in the Metroid stages featured in the first two ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games; the lava fills the pit at the bottom of the stage and constantly rises, often to the point where the only available fighting space is a tiny platform. Any character who touches it is launched skyward.

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* In ''{{Metroid}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', Brinstar is full of some kind of acid that depletes your energy by roughly twenty points per second of contact. Considering the sort of damage the power suit can endure, that makes it about as strong as 10-12M [=HCl=]. The acid is also ''boiling'', looking at its animation, which means that, if it ''is'' [=HCl=], [[FridgeLogic the air in Brinstar must be largely chlorine gas.]] The stuff is also a serious threat in the Metroid stages featured in the first two ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games; the lava fills the pit at the bottom of the stage and constantly rises, often to the point where the only available fighting space is a tiny platform. Any character who touches it is launched skyward.



* In ''{{Starcraft}}'' and ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', several zerg units use "acid" attacks.

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* In ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' and ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', several zerg units use "acid" attacks.



* In ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', you must contend with black slime. The end result of Ivo Shandor's rituals, this nasty concoction is both TheCorruption and HollywoodAcid (it's labeled "Caustic Seep" in your Paragoggles). Stepping in ''any'' amount deals damage, and falling into it on Shandor Island is instant death. Oh, and...apparently it's the body fluids of a Juvenile Giant Sloar.

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* In ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', you must contend with black slime. The end result of Ivo Shandor's rituals, this nasty concoction is both TheCorruption and HollywoodAcid Hollywood Acid (it's labeled "Caustic Seep" in your Paragoggles). Stepping in ''any'' amount deals damage, and falling into it on Shandor Island is instant death. Oh, and...apparently it's the body fluids of a Juvenile Giant Sloar.



* The [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]/[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]] episode ''World's Finest'' both subverts this and plays it straight, kinda. When the Joker leaves Superman and Batman trapped in one of Luthor's laboratories (with a chunk of kryptonite slowly killing Superman), Batman begins looking for ways to escape. He finds a container of hydrochloric acid. Batman notes that while it will take a week for the acid to eat through the wall of the room they're in, it will [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry destroy the kryptonite]] almost immediately.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]/[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]] WesternAnimation/{{Batman|TheAnimatedSeries}}[=/=]WesternAnimation/{{Superman|TheAnimatedSeries}} episode ''World's Finest'' both subverts this and plays it straight, kinda. When the Joker leaves Superman and Batman trapped in one of Luthor's laboratories (with a chunk of kryptonite slowly killing Superman), Batman begins looking for ways to escape. He finds a container of hydrochloric acid. Batman notes that while it will take a week for the acid to eat through the wall of the room they're in, it will [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry destroy the kryptonite]] almost immediately.
24th Jan '16 7:29:59 PM nombretomado
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* The [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]/[[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]] episode ''World's Finest'' both subverts this and plays it straight, kinda. When the Joker leaves Superman and Batman trapped in one of Luthor's laboratories (with a chunk of kryptonite slowly killing Superman), Batman begins looking for ways to escape. He finds a container of hydrochloric acid. Batman notes that while it will take a week for the acid to eat through the wall of the room they're in, it will [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry destroy the kryptonite]] almost immediately.

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* The [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]/[[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]/[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]] episode ''World's Finest'' both subverts this and plays it straight, kinda. When the Joker leaves Superman and Batman trapped in one of Luthor's laboratories (with a chunk of kryptonite slowly killing Superman), Batman begins looking for ways to escape. He finds a container of hydrochloric acid. Batman notes that while it will take a week for the acid to eat through the wall of the room they're in, it will [[ArtisticLicenseChemistry destroy the kryptonite]] almost immediately.
22nd Jan '16 1:39:15 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''{{Metroid}}'', Brinstar is full of some kind of acid that depletes your energy by roughly twenty points per second of contact. Considering the sort of damage the power suit can endure, that makes it about as strong as 10-12M [=HCl=]. The acid is also ''boiling'', looking at its animation, which means that, if it ''is'' [=HCl=], [[FridgeLogic the air in Brinstar must be largely chlorine gas.]] The stuff is also a serious threat in the Metroid stages featured in the first two ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games; the lava filled the pit at the bottom of the stage and constantly rose, often to the point where the only available fighting space was a tiny platform. Any character who touches it is launched skyward.

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* In ''{{Metroid}}'', Brinstar is full of some kind of acid that depletes your energy by roughly twenty points per second of contact. Considering the sort of damage the power suit can endure, that makes it about as strong as 10-12M [=HCl=]. The acid is also ''boiling'', looking at its animation, which means that, if it ''is'' [=HCl=], [[FridgeLogic the air in Brinstar must be largely chlorine gas.]] The stuff is also a serious threat in the Metroid stages featured in the first two ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games; the lava filled fills the pit at the bottom of the stage and constantly rose, rises, often to the point where the only available fighting space was is a tiny platform. Any character who touches it is launched skyward.
22nd Jan '16 1:38:07 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''{{Metroid}}'', Brinstar is full of some kind of acid that depletes your energy by roughly twenty points per second of contact. Considering the sort of damage the power suit can endure, that makes it about as strong as 10-12M [=HCl=]. The acid is also ''boiling'', looking at its animation, which means that, if it ''is'' [=HCl=], [[FridgeLogic the air in Brinstar must be largely chlorine gas.]] The stuff is also a serious threat in the Metroid stages featured in the first two SuperSmashBros games; the lava filled the pit at the bottom of the stage and constantly rose, often to the point where the only available fighting space was a tiny platform. Any character who touches it is launched skyward.

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* In ''{{Metroid}}'', Brinstar is full of some kind of acid that depletes your energy by roughly twenty points per second of contact. Considering the sort of damage the power suit can endure, that makes it about as strong as 10-12M [=HCl=]. The acid is also ''boiling'', looking at its animation, which means that, if it ''is'' [=HCl=], [[FridgeLogic the air in Brinstar must be largely chlorine gas.]] The stuff is also a serious threat in the Metroid stages featured in the first two SuperSmashBros ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games; the lava filled the pit at the bottom of the stage and constantly rose, often to the point where the only available fighting space was a tiny platform. Any character who touches it is launched skyward.
16th Dec '15 6:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[LeagueofLegends Kog'Maw]] attacks all involve spewing digestive fluids at his enemies which have variety of effects. Due to him originating from the void, they might not obey the laws of physics.

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* [[LeagueofLegends [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Kog'Maw]] attacks all involve spewing digestive fluids at his enemies which have variety of effects. Due to him originating from the void, they might not obey the laws of physics.
29th Nov '15 6:23:15 PM Saber15
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* In the ''Xtended'' mod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'', the Panos MobileFactory mines asteroid ore through the use of acid. It scans for ore, then uses its transporter to teleport powerful acid into ore deposits, then beams the slurry back on board for processing. A [=GalNet=] news article mentions a horrific accident where a Panos with a malfunctioning communications system unknowingly began mine an occupied mining site, causing several workers to die when acid started to materialize mid-air in the chamber they were excavating before the Panos operator realized what was going on.
11th Nov '15 4:30:25 PM nombretomado
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* Aversion in ''[[TheRiftwarCycle A Darkness at Sethanon]]'' - the Tsurani Empire's homeworld has very little metal, so they have had to find other means of torture, which consist of using caustic ''bases'' to blister the skin, not acid.

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* Aversion in ''[[TheRiftwarCycle ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle A Darkness at Sethanon]]'' - the Tsurani Empire's homeworld has very little metal, so they have had to find other means of torture, which consist of using caustic ''bases'' to blister the skin, not acid.
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