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15th Feb '17 7:37:58 AM N8han11
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', as a [[GRatedDrug G Rated]] FantasticDrug. Mira gets addicted to phasing through nuclear cores, which ups her power and speed to somewhere in the range of Superman and Flash. Though I suppose this could also be a subversion, as she suffers radiation withdrawal, complete with unkempt hair, dark circles under her eyes, and general creepiness.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', as a [[GRatedDrug G Rated]] FantasticDrug. Mira gets addicted to phasing through nuclear cores, which ups her power and speed to somewhere in the range of Superman and Flash. Though I suppose this could It's also be a subversion, as she suffers radiation withdrawal, complete with unkempt hair, dark circles under her eyes, and general creepiness.
26th Jan '17 9:23:43 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/{{Foundation}}, everything good is atomic. The kingdom of Anacreon is seen as horrifyingly barbaric for their burning of fossil fuels.
11th Jan '17 7:26:22 AM ectostar
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10th Jan '17 4:44:53 PM TheTownsend
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/KongTower'', where this is described as the Sklodowska Reaction, and the professor describing it to his students has to lock the door and won't open it until he's assured they won't kill themselves trying to give themselves superpowers by exposing themselves to radiation.
9th Jan '17 1:09:20 AM Lloigor
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* In ''ComicBook/XMen'', the exact cause of mutant powers are rarely discussed. In the 60's however, Professor X explained his powers as the result of his parents working on the first atom bomb. The Beast's powers have been explained as the result of his father being exposed to radiation, while Sunfire was born in Hiroshima on the day when they dropped the atom bomb. (Even the comic book series as a whole, back in the 1960s, used to bear the subtitle "children of the atom.") All of these explanations have later been either RetConned or completely ignored.

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* In ''ComicBook/XMen'', the exact cause of mutant powers are rarely discussed. In the 60's however, Professor X explained his powers as the result of his parents working on the first atom bomb. The Beast's powers have been explained as the result of his father being exposed to radiation, while Sunfire was born in Hiroshima on the day when they dropped the atom bomb. (Even the comic book series as a whole, back in the 1960s, used to bear the subtitle "children of the atom.") atom".) All of these explanations have later been either RetConned or completely ignored.
26th Dec '16 1:41:06 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', "crazy space radiation" seems to do a lot of, well, [[CaptainObvious crazy]] things, like grant superintelligence to dinosaurs and create "NASAGHASTS", malevolent astronaut ghosts. It's not surprising, considering how the comic is influenced by ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and other '80s nostalgia full of this trope.
* Both played straight ''and'' parodied in [[http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=530 this]] ''Webcomic/ASofterWorld''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Chiasmata}}'': Misanthrope, a friendly, social girl who is so radioactive that can't even be in the same room as anyone without some serious detriments to their health.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', not only is the ship run on fusion, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00170.htm dislike of it is allowed to run to rampant paranoia.]]



* Both played straight ''and'' parodied in [[http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=530 this]] ''Webcomic/ASofterWorld''.
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', "crazy space radiation" seems to do a lot of, well, [[CaptainObvious crazy]] things, like grant superintelligence to dinosaurs and create "NASAGHASTS", malevolent astronaut ghosts. It's not surprising, considering how the comic is influenced by ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' and other '80s nostalgia full of this trope.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', not only is the ship run on fusion, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00170.htm dislike of it is allowed to run to rampant paranoia.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Chiasmata}}'': Misanthrope, a friendly, social girl who is so radioactive that can't even be in the same room as anyone without some serious detriments to their health.
26th Dec '16 1:39:11 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', where Wonderella uses radiation to accelerate ''fermentation'' of some beer that she's brewing...radiation ''from her cell phone''. This naturally creates a beer monster, and then things get weird. Well, weirder.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', where Wonderella uses radiation to accelerate ''fermentation'' of some beer that she's brewing... radiation ''from her cell phone''. This naturally creates a beer monster, and then things get weird. Well, weirder.


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* ''Webcomic/WonderWeenies'' has the main characters gain their powers due to a malfunctioning nuclear hot dog cooker, the Frank-N-Fryer.
20th Nov '16 8:23:09 AM BossKey
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* The premise of the Nuclear Type introduced in VideoGame/PokemonUranium

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* Deconstructed with the [[TheGreys Furons]] of ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans''. Untold years of gratuitous nuke usage ended up degrading their genes to the point where they can't reproduce naturally, forcing them to resort to cloning for survival. And even then, CloneDegeneration is starting to set in.
** Played straight with the [[GiantEnemyCrab Blisk]], which developed the ability to feed on radiation in order to survive after the Furons nuked the crap out of their planet. In this universe, the UsefulNotes/ColdWar was in fact an attempt by Blisk, [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy disguised as Soviet leaders]], to terraform Earth to their liking by irradiating it.
14th Nov '16 6:20:15 AM ashlay
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* The "Frei" line of spells in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series.

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* The "Frei" line of spells in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series.''VideoGame/{{Persona 1}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' are described as "Nuclear Fire" and cause extra damage to enemies who are weak to debilitating physical status effects.
25th Oct '16 11:45:51 PM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman villain's Radion's powers were caused by a nuclear accident at an atomic power plant. He possesses radioactive powers and the ability to cause atomic decay.
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