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20th Nov '16 1:12:21 PM StFan
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Woe betide someone with this weakness who goes up against a character fond of MakingASplash. Frequently a WeaksauceWeakness, may be counteracted with a KryptoniteProofSuit--usually made out of lead. Could be prevented if [[NoWaterProofingInTheFuture waterproofing existed]]. Can lead to an understandable case of KryptoniteIsEverywhere, because, well...''it's water''.

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Woe betide someone with this weakness who goes up against a character fond of MakingASplash. Frequently a WeaksauceWeakness, may be counteracted with a KryptoniteProofSuit--usually KryptoniteProofSuit -- usually made out of lead. Could be prevented if [[NoWaterProofingInTheFuture waterproofing existed]]. Can lead to an understandable case of KryptoniteIsEverywhere, because, well...''it's water''.



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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Sir Crocodile is made of sand that can freely disperse and reform when struck. When wet however, the sand clumps together so his face can be punched in. Furthermore, ''any'' devil fruit user can be defeated if they can be ''submerged'' in sea water (a problem for a {{pirate}}-themed adventure on a planet with even ''more'' water than the Earth), especially if they are so nasty they don't have friends inclined to help them.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** ''Any'' devil fruit user can be defeated if they can be ''submerged'' in sea water (a problem for a {{pirate}}-themed adventure on a planet with even ''more'' water than the Earth), especially if they are so nasty they don't have friends inclined to help them.
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Sir Crocodile is made of sand that can freely disperse and reform when struck. When wet however, the sand clumps together so his face can be punched in. Furthermore, ''any'' devil fruit user can be defeated if they can be ''submerged'' in sea water (a problem for a {{pirate}}-themed adventure on a planet with even ''more'' water than the Earth), especially if they are so nasty they don't have friends inclined to help them.



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* In one ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' story, a portal is opened to an alternate dimension populated with MechanicalLifeforms. They prove hostile and nigh impossible to defeat, until scientists reveal their dimension is "completely dry" -- spraying them with a firehose causes instant and lethal rusting.
* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' comics, Piffany's favorite weapon against the undead is her trusty [=H2Oly=] Sacred Soaker. She also managed to kill a giant demon with a lake full of holy water.
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': 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.
** That's not all. Several of his "cousin" experiments could also be nullified through water, although they also needed water to be released from their capsule.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'':
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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.
** That's not all. Several of his "cousin" experiments could can also be nullified through water, although they also needed need water to be released from their capsule.



* The T-Rex breed of Sharptooth from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' are unable to swim due to their tiny arms. [[spoiler: This allowed the heroes to kill the original Sharptooth, drowning him in a lake.]]

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* The T-Rex breed of Sharptooth from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' are unable to swim due to their tiny arms. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This allowed the heroes to kill the original Sharptooth, drowning him in a lake.]]



** Parodied in a ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode: "Who would have thought a small amount of ''liquid'' could ever fall on meeeeee...!" Leela turns herself into a witch a bit later, and meets the same fate almost immediately... due to a [[ToiletHumour backed-up toilet]].



* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', the creature is doused with molten lead, but manages to get out of the foundry; immediately thereafter, he is sprayed with water from a sprinkler system. The resulting thermal shock causes it to explode.
* In ''Film/TankGirl'', [[spoiler: the Big Bad CEO of Water & Power has himself turned into a cyborg with a saw-bladed arm and a holographically-projected face. This makes him nearly indestructible ... until Rebecca dumps water on him and shorts out his circuits.]]
** That technically didn't kill him, just temporarily incapacitate him. [[spoiler:It was her stabbing him with the same dehydration tool he'd use to kill two or three others (on-screen at least) in the movie that did him in.]] So... [[InvertedTrope Kill him without water?]]

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* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/Alien3'', the creature is doused with molten lead, but manages to get out of the foundry; immediately thereafter, he is sprayed with water from a sprinkler system. The resulting thermal shock causes it to explode.
* In ''Film/TankGirl'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Big Bad CEO of Water & Power has himself turned into a cyborg with a saw-bladed arm and a holographically-projected face. This makes him nearly indestructible ...indestructible... until Rebecca dumps water on him and shorts out his circuits.]]
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]] That technically didn't kill him, just temporarily incapacitate him. [[spoiler:It was her stabbing him with the same dehydration tool he'd use to kill two or three others (on-screen at least) in the movie that did him in.]] So... [[InvertedTrope Kill him without water?]]



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* In one ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' story, a portal is opened to an alternate dimension populated with MechanicalLifeforms. They prove hostile and nigh impossible to defeat, until scientists reveal their dimension is "completely dry" - spraying them with a firehose causes instant and lethal rusting.
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* In one ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' story, a portal is opened to an alternate dimension populated with MechanicalLifeforms. They prove hostile and nigh impossible to defeat, until scientists reveal their dimension is "completely dry" - spraying them with a firehose causes instant and lethal rusting.
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* In ''WitchGirlsAdventures'', this is the biggest downside to having Hag's Syndrome. You can cover up the green hair and skin and red eyes with makeup and the like, but there's not much you can do about your tendency to melt when exposed to water, except avoid it.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' allows you to do damage to undead by throwing bottles of holy water at them.
** In addition, [[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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* In ''WitchGirlsAdventures'', ''TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures'', this is the biggest downside to having Hag's Syndrome. You can cover up the green hair and skin and red eyes with makeup and the like, but there's not much you can do about your tendency to melt when exposed to water, except avoid it.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' allows you to do damage to undead by throwing bottles of holy water at them.
** In addition,
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] 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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* The [[CatsAreMean hovercat]] from ''Machinima/WaterHuman'' seems unstoppable, until the protagonist uses his [[MakingASplash water powers]] on it. Then it panics and flees. Because [[DontExplainTheJoke cats hate water]].
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* The [[CatsAreMean hovercat]] from ''Machinima/WaterHuman'' seems unstoppable, until the protagonist uses his [[MakingASplash water powers]] on it. Then it panics and flees. Because [[DontExplainTheJoke cats hate water]].



* In the ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' comics, Piffany's favorite weapon against the undead is her trusty [=H2Oly=] Sacred Soaker. She also managed to kill a giant demon with a lake full of holy water.



* Referenced in the "Everything Wrong With" series on ''WebOriginal/CinemaSins''. Whenever this trope pops up in a movie, it's sinned as "X has the same weakness as the Aliens from ''Film/{{Signs}}''." This includes the review of ''Signs'' itself.



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* Referenced in the "Everything Wrong With" series on ''WebVideo/CinemaSins''. Whenever this trope pops up in a movie, it's sinned as "X has the same weakness as the Aliens from ''Film/{{Signs}}''." This includes the review of ''Signs'' itself.
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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz' is parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode: "Who would have thought a small amount of ''liquid'' could ever fall on meeeeee...!" Leela turns herself into a witch a bit later, and meets the same fate almost immediately... due to a [[ToiletHumour backed-up toilet]].



* Bathing in hot springs has been a popular activity worldwide for thousands of years. However, there are some places where it absolutely can't be done safely. Yellowstone National Park is a well known example: the high altitude means that water boils at a higher temperature than it does at sea level, so many of the hot springs are so hot that they can literally cook a human in minutes.
** Water actually boils at lower temperatures at altitude, due to the decrease in atmospheric pressure. Though water at 70ºC can kill quickly anyway.

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* Bathing in hot springs has been a popular activity worldwide for thousands of years. However, there are some places where it absolutely can't be done safely. Yellowstone National Park is a well known example: the high altitude means that water boils at a higher temperature than it does at sea level, so many of the hot springs are so hot that they can literally cook a human in minutes.
** Water actually boils at lower temperatures at altitude, due to the decrease in atmospheric pressure. Though water at 70ºC can kill quickly anyway.
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13th Nov '16 1:09:22 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of JusticeLeagueUnlimited, young villain Downpour tries this... [[EpicFail on]] [[TooDumbToLive Aquaman]].

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* In an episode of JusticeLeagueUnlimited, ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', young villain Downpour tries this... [[EpicFail on]] [[TooDumbToLive Aquaman]].
23rd Oct '16 9:35:03 PM ThenWhyNot
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** Water actually boils at lower temperatures at altitude, due to the decrease in atmospheric pressure. Though water at 70ºC can kill quickly anyway.
21st Oct '16 10:47:27 PM BattleMaster
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* Bathing in hot springs has been a popular activity worldwide for thousands of years. However, there are some places where it absolutely can't be done safely. Yellowstone National Park is a well known example: the high altitude means that water boils at a higher temperature than it does at sea level, so many of the hot springs are so hot that they can literally cook a human in minutes.
12th Sep '16 6:26:44 AM Hanz
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* In the Nuka-World DLC of ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Overboss Colter's power armor is hooked up to the power system of a bumper car arena, which somehow makes it completely impervious to damage. However, before the fight his [[TheStarscream second-in-command]] leaves you a water gun that will short out his armor, thus temporarily disabling his invincibility.
25th Aug '16 3:43:24 AM jamespolk
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* In 1942 WartimeCartoon "WesternAnimation/TulipsShallGrow", the Screwballs, obvious Nazi analogues, are defeated when it starts to rain and they all rust solid.
3rd Aug '16 3:06:17 PM R1ck
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* Related to the supernatural examples listed above, graveyards are often built next to a stream, and you can generally tell where the people it was built for lived by crossing over that running water. (iron fences are a secondary favorite)
31st Jul '16 4:21:32 PM Stealth
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* Water cannons for riot control. Though it's less "Kill the with water", and more "hose them down with enough pressure to make them fall".

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* Water cannons for riot control. Though it's less "Kill the with water", and more "hose them down with enough pressure to make them fall". In spite of its non-lethal intent, the sheer volume of water and the pressures at which it is delivered is extremely capable of injury (there are numerous reports of people [[EyeScream losing their eyes due to injury from a water cannon]]). There are also reports of at least one man who was killed by a water cannon, suffering a traumatic head injury when he was hit in the face by a blast of water. This is more an example of the 'pressure' version of water lethality.
27th Jul '16 6:58:52 AM Kakai
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Many creatures in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' have skin and teeth made of something like sandstone, which is extremely tough, but very susceptible to ''melting'' from exposure to water, to the point that there are plants that use storing water as a survival mechanism.
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25th Jul '16 5:59:46 PM ElodieHiras
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* Water cannons for riot control. Though it's less "Kill the with water", and more "hose them down with enough pressure to make them fall".
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