History Main / ImprobableAntidote

16th Aug '16 7:08:54 PM LordDynasmon
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* Ethylene glycol (frequently used as antifreeze) is moderately toxic. It's toxicity is mostly due to its metabolites, so the treatment is to saturate the enzyme that breaks it down with ethanol. Usually, it's administered intravenously, but if necessary it can be administered orally (as vodka, whiskey, or another strong spirit).

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* Ethylene glycol (frequently used as antifreeze) is moderately toxic. It's Its toxicity is mostly due to its metabolites, so the treatment is to saturate the enzyme that breaks it down with ethanol. Usually, it's administered intravenously, but if necessary it can be administered orally (as vodka, whiskey, or another strong spirit).
18th Jul '16 1:21:35 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Night of the Tarantula", a victim of rat poison is saved because his new wife had earlier served him a herbal tea to help with migraine that just happened to contain the natural antidote to the poison, so his body started fighting the toxin immediately.
14th Jul '16 8:29:25 PM Adept
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* In ''Literature/SadCypres'', the victim was killed by morphine poisoning. The killer ingested some morphine as well to divert attention from themselves, but quickly took apomorphine to remove the poison from their own bodies.
11th Jun '16 9:43:22 AM Bissek
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* In the Steven Seagal movie ''Film/ThePatriot'', the cure for the bioweapon the villains released turned out to be the herbal tea that the hero and his daughter had with breakfast the morning before they were exposed to the virus.

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* In the Steven Seagal movie ''Film/ThePatriot'', ''The Patriot'' (Not the Mel Gibson film of the same name), the cure for the bioweapon the villains released turned out to be the herbal tea that the hero and his daughter had with breakfast the morning before they were exposed to the virus.
30th May '16 2:39:12 PM manepony101
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* In the movie ''Film/AlmostHeroes'', Chris Farley must find the Egg of an Eagle to save Matt Perry. Hilarity ensues after his repeated assault by the eagles and falling out of a tree keep breaking the eagle's eggs. Finally, he brings the last egg, intact, back to the camp, only to find out that the antidote is the egg shells.

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* In the movie ''Film/AlmostHeroes'', Chris Farley must find the Egg of an Eagle to save Matt Perry. Hilarity ensues after his repeated assault by the eagles and falling out of a tree keep breaking eating the eagle's eggs.eggs for being hungry. Finally, he brings the last egg, intact, back to the camp, only to find out that the antidote is the egg shells.



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30th Sep '15 1:14:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the Steven Seagal movie ''The Patriot'', the cure for the bioweapon the villains released turned out to be the herbal tea that the hero and his daughter had with breakfast the morning before they were exposed to the virus.

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* In the Steven Seagal movie ''The Patriot'', ''Film/ThePatriot'', the cure for the bioweapon the villains released turned out to be the herbal tea that the hero and his daughter had with breakfast the morning before they were exposed to the virus.
30th Sep '15 1:13:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* Strychnine is a well-known (and fairly dramatic) poison famously used in TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles by Creator/AgathaChristie. Curare was once used to make poisoned arrows and darts that caused almost instant paralysis. But the effects of the poisons are opposite, so that either one can act as the other's antidote.

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* Strychnine is a well-known (and fairly dramatic) poison famously used in TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles ''Literature/TheMysteriousAffairAtStyles'' by Creator/AgathaChristie. Curare was once used to make poisoned arrows and darts that caused almost instant paralysis. But the effects of the poisons are opposite, so that either one can act as the other's antidote.
4th Sep '15 6:20:12 PM TedlyAnderson
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If it almost immediately cures the poison or disease, then it's also a MagicAntidote.
28th Aug '15 1:29:53 PM R1ck
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* Many medications can be incredibly harmful to you if you do not have the condition they are meant to treat.

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* Many medications can be incredibly harmful to you if you do not have the condition they are meant to treat.
3rd Jul '15 7:15:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* A supernatural example comes in the ''[[TheRing Ring]]'' movies, where the female lead does the thing to break the curse, [[spoiler:that is, making a copy, and showing it to someone else,]] without knowing it.
* In the movie ''AlmostHeroes'', Chris Farley must find the Egg of an Eagle to save Matt Perry. Hilarity ensues after his repeated assault by the eagles and falling out of a tree keep breaking the eagle's eggs. Finally, he brings the last egg, intact, back to the camp, only to find out that the antidote is the egg shells.

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* A supernatural example comes in the ''[[TheRing Ring]]'' ''Film/TheRing'' movies, where the female lead does the thing to break the curse, [[spoiler:that is, making a copy, and showing it to someone else,]] without knowing it.
* In the movie ''AlmostHeroes'', ''Film/AlmostHeroes'', Chris Farley must find the Egg of an Eagle to save Matt Perry. Hilarity ensues after his repeated assault by the eagles and falling out of a tree keep breaking the eagle's eggs. Finally, he brings the last egg, intact, back to the camp, only to find out that the antidote is the egg shells.



* Subverted in ''{{Vigilant}}''. The scope of a plague (later revealed to be a bioweapon) becomes so large and devastating that medical science gives up on trying to find a cure the normal way and ends up trying whatever random thing comes to mind. The cure is found to be olive oil...subverted, because it much later turns out that someone developed the cure, and then altered the olive oil to carry it, unknown to anyone at the time.

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* Subverted in ''{{Vigilant}}''.''Literature/{{Vigilant}}''. The scope of a plague (later revealed to be a bioweapon) becomes so large and devastating that medical science gives up on trying to find a cure the normal way and ends up trying whatever random thing comes to mind. The cure is found to be olive oil...subverted, because it much later turns out that someone developed the cure, and then altered the olive oil to carry it, unknown to anyone at the time.



* An interesting usage by ''[[Series/{{House}} House]]'', as well as an example of TruthInTelevision. One episode featured a death row inmate who has tried to kill himself by drinking several bottles of copier fluid. House sits by the guy's bedside as his poisoning worsens, and the two of them each down several shots of high-proof rum. Only after a while does House reveal the truth: copier fluid is about 90% methanol, or wood alcohol, and the treatment for that is large amounts of ethanol, or ''grain alcohol''. All those shots he had the guy drinking were slowly curing him.

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* An interesting usage by ''[[Series/{{House}} House]]'', ''Series/{{House}}'', as well as an example of TruthInTelevision. One episode featured a death row inmate who has tried to kill himself by drinking several bottles of copier fluid. House sits by the guy's bedside as his poisoning worsens, and the two of them each down several shots of high-proof rum. Only after a while does House reveal the truth: copier fluid is about 90% methanol, or wood alcohol, and the treatment for that is large amounts of ethanol, or ''grain alcohol''. All those shots he had the guy drinking were slowly curing him.



* The Lamasu coming in ''MightAndMagic: Heroes 6'' will have some sort of a poison or disease effect - with them themselves being a result of failed experiments on manticores, then made undead by the necromancers to counter the short lifespan and fragility of living results. The poison effect will persist through a battle, but be cured as soon as the battle ends. The HandWave given by the developers? The soldiers need to just take a short nap to be cured. Also counts as an UniversalPoison, as it can affect various breeds of demons, humans, and hybrids (acting as greenskin) alike.

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* The Lamasu coming in ''MightAndMagic: ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic: Heroes 6'' will have some sort of a poison or disease effect - with them themselves being a result of failed experiments on manticores, then made undead by the necromancers to counter the short lifespan and fragility of living results. The poison effect will persist through a battle, but be cured as soon as the battle ends. The HandWave given by the developers? The soldiers need to just take a short nap to be cured. Also counts as an UniversalPoison, as it can affect various breeds of demons, humans, and hybrids (acting as greenskin) alike.



* A variation occurs in ''TheSecretShow'', where the entire population of Helsinki is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced]] to hate Victor Volt and Anita Knight, the protagonists. The cure? A batch of ''chocolate chip cookies'' Professor Professor made that ''turn a consumer's head into a balloon for a maximum of 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 10 seconds.''

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* A variation occurs in ''TheSecretShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'', where the entire population of Helsinki is [[BrainwashedAndCrazy forced]] to hate Victor Volt and Anita Knight, the protagonists. The cure? A batch of ''chocolate chip cookies'' Professor Professor made that ''turn a consumer's head into a balloon for a maximum of 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 10 seconds.''
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