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23rd May '17 4:29:26 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Mixed with ImMelting, when it's revealed in [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/content-menu/stories/312 Call the Thunder: Chapter 5 - Idiots 'R Us]], that:
--> [Hijacker] was "The big Meanie” who had once chased [the Three Little Witches] with a bucket of water wanting to see who’d melt.
24th Apr '17 6:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* While the TalesSeries usually has "water" as a separate element from Ice, ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has a rather unique take on this trope - there is actually no "[[LightEmUp Light]]" element in the game's element system. Instead, all light spells like Brilliant Lance, Judgment, and Ray deal water damage - but this actually makes sense in-universe. The sea is worshipped as sacred in the world of Tales of Legendia, thus it makes sense that the spells that act as "Holy" would be using the power of the sea. Then FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that spells like Maelstrom, Spread, Aqua Laser, and Tidal Wave, traditional water aligned spells, are now in the same class as "Holy" spells. Thus, this means that you are literally killing the forces of darkness by splashing them to death - or if you prefer, washing away their evil.

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* While the TalesSeries ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' usually has "water" as a separate element from Ice, ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has a rather unique take on this trope - there is actually no "[[LightEmUp Light]]" element in the game's element system. Instead, all light spells like Brilliant Lance, Judgment, and Ray deal water damage - but this actually makes sense in-universe. The sea is worshipped as sacred in the world of Tales of Legendia, thus it makes sense that the spells that act as "Holy" would be using the power of the sea. Then FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that spells like Maelstrom, Spread, Aqua Laser, and Tidal Wave, traditional water aligned spells, are now in the same class as "Holy" spells. Thus, this means that you are literally killing the forces of darkness by splashing them to death - or if you prefer, washing away their evil.
18th Apr '17 3:37:00 PM Darkmoonfire
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* The tenth book of the ''Be an Interplanetary Spy'' Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure series put you up against a trio of SpacePirates who were, essentially, lethally allergic to water. The end result was the protagonist forcing the leader of the trio to surrender by ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome threatening him with a tiny puddle of water]]''.

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* The tenth book of the ''Be an Interplanetary Spy'' ''Literature/BeAnInterplanetarySpy'' Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure series put you up against a trio of SpacePirates who were, essentially, lethally allergic to water. The end result was the protagonist forcing the leader of the trio to surrender by ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome threatening him with a tiny puddle of water]]''.
14th Mar '17 10:37:00 AM CosmicFerret
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* In ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'', a group of captured {{Japanese Christian}}s is taken to the Unzen Valley. The catch is that there are ''pools of very hot sulphuric water'' in Unzen, so they'll be [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured to death]] there. In fact, [[ActionGirl Natsuki]] and [[TheStrategist Eri]] walk into some jailers already torturing a man like this and attempt to confront them, but the one who saves the day is [[spoiler: [[GadgeteerGenius Eiji Horie]] ]] since he [[spoiler: uses a trick to create the illusion of a rising dragon., which terrifies the superstitious torturers as they believe they've angered the local gods.]] It's actually inspired in a RealLife case; see below.

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* In ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'', a group of captured {{Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japanese Christian}}s is taken to the Unzen Valley. The catch is that there are ''pools of very hot sulphuric water'' in Unzen, so they'll be [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured to death]] there. In fact, [[ActionGirl Natsuki]] and [[TheStrategist Eri]] walk into some jailers already torturing a man like this and attempt to confront them, but the one who saves the day is [[spoiler: [[GadgeteerGenius Eiji Horie]] ]] since he [[spoiler: uses a trick to create the illusion of a rising dragon., which terrifies the superstitious torturers as they believe they've angered the local gods.]] It's actually inspired in a RealLife case; see below.



** Among the victims of the persecution and martyrdom of {{Japanese Christian}}s in XVII century Japan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Japan#Petrus_Kibe_Kasui_and_187_Companion_Martyrs_of_Japan the Martyrs of Unzen]] were either forcibly drowned in the Shimabara river or, as depicted in ''Amakusa 1637'', fatally scalded in the sulphur springs of Unzen.

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** Among the victims of the persecution and martyrdom of {{Japanese UsefulNotes/{{Japanese Christian}}s in XVII century Japan, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Japan#Petrus_Kibe_Kasui_and_187_Companion_Martyrs_of_Japan the Martyrs of Unzen]] were either forcibly drowned in the Shimabara river or, as depicted in ''Amakusa 1637'', fatally scalded in the sulphur springs of Unzen.
10th Mar '17 8:47:20 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] can be killed by completely submersing them in running water for three rounds (about eighteen seconds)... [[OhCrap unless the creature was naturally aquatic before becoming a vampire, granting it immunity to that particular weakness.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] can be killed by completely submersing them in running water for three rounds (about eighteen seconds)... [[OhCrap unless the creature was naturally aquatic before becoming a vampire, granting it immunity to that particular weakness.]]]]
** The 3.5 Edition supplement book Sandstorm had the dry lich, whose desiccated body was damaged by contact with regular water as if it were holy water.
10th Mar '17 8:43:01 PM BattleMaster
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** While water itself isn't deadly to Stitch, he can't swim and is too heavy to remain buoyant even in salt water. Naturally, he winds up on ''the most isolated chain of islands in the world''. [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The series]] shows that Stitch's greatest fear is, in fact, deep water.

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** While water itself isn't deadly to Stitch, [[SuperDrowningSkills he can't swim and is too heavy to remain buoyant even in salt water.water]]. Naturally, he winds up on ''the most isolated chain of islands in the world''. [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The series]] shows that Stitch's greatest fear is, in fact, deep water.
5th Mar '17 10:47:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the [[ArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]], the vaunted Israeli "Purple Line" was a series of sand fortifications that faced the Suez Canal. Because it was essentially a gigantic wall of man-made sand dunes, it was considered extremely difficult to breach, especially for a force that would have to conduct an amphibious landing under fire beforehand. In a stroke of genius, the Egyptians blasted it apart with water cannons in under 30 minutes and sent their tanks through the gap, eliciting a MassOhCrap from the Israelis. (Egyptians sometimes cite this as part of their [[NationalStereotypes national myth]] of unorthodox ingenuity, calling it a "very Egyptian solution.")

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* In the [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Yom Kippur War]], the vaunted Israeli "Purple Line" was a series of sand fortifications that faced the Suez Canal. Because it was essentially a gigantic wall of man-made sand dunes, it was considered extremely difficult to breach, especially for a force that would have to conduct an amphibious landing under fire beforehand. In a stroke of genius, the Egyptians blasted it apart with water cannons in under 30 minutes and sent their tanks through the gap, eliciting a MassOhCrap from the Israelis. (Egyptians sometimes cite this as part of their [[NationalStereotypes national myth]] of unorthodox ingenuity, calling it a "very Egyptian solution.")
1st Mar '17 5:00:14 AM Thunderchin
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* Another 'pressure' variant of lethal water - in maintenance of industrial hydraulic systems, pinhole leaks can actually produce a jet of fluid so thin and high-pressure, it can break skin and inject the fluid into you. For actual water, this mainly just hurts like hell, but can still cause damage at the injection site. For hydraulic oils and other toxic materials, this process will start a rapid necrosis of your cells, and you will literally burst open and die from within unless the affected body part is immediately amputated. Do NOT Google pictures of "Hydraulic Injection" without BrainBleach handy.
27th Feb '17 9:42:38 AM EspyPsyche
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** The CementShoes trope is about this. A person's feet are placed in buckets of cement, which hardens around them and forms a weight. The person is then thrown in a lake or river where they drown.
1st Feb '17 2:16:15 PM Overfiend
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* Flint Marko, Marvel Comics' Sandman, has the ability to convert his body to sand, granting him vast superhuman strength, durability and shape-changing abilities, making him one of the most feared and dangerous career criminals in the Marvel Universe. But douse him with a sufficient amount of water, and he dissipates into nothing, or at the very least, an ineffectual wimp.

* By all rights, Max Dillon, the villain Electro, by virtue of his vast control of electricity, should have taken over a country or at least killed a superhero or two in the course of his long tenure. But he's invariably handed his ass, often by foes he should have defeated handily, just because water makes Electro its bitch.
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