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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.
30th Mar '17 4:54:14 PM mayae
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-->"It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergolic_propellant hypergolic]] with such things as cloth, wood, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick test engineers]], not to mention asbestos, sand, and water with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals steel, copper, aluminium, etc. because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended [[DontAskJustRun a good pair of running shoes.]]"--[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php John D. Clark, Rocket Scientist]].

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-->"It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that's the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergolic_propellant hypergolic]] with such things as cloth, wood, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick test engineers]], not to mention asbestos, sand, and water with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals steel, copper, aluminium, etc. because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended [[DontAskJustRun a good pair of running shoes.]]"--[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php ]]"--[[http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time John D. Clark, Rocket Scientist]].
12th Mar '17 4:34:31 PM nombretomado
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* A very common damage type in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', as well as a more specific Corrosive type of damage that specifically does heavy damage to metal (Perfect for the MechaMooks the game has as its main villains)
8th Feb '17 1:23:09 PM BTD6_maker
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* Carborane superacid is a subversion. While it is classed as a superacid and is one of the strongest known acids, being one million times stronger than even pure sulfuric acid, it is also one of the least corrosive of all acids.
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