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6th Feb '17 11:13:07 AM NNinja
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', people who've taken Mirikuru are almost unstoppable; bullets and arrows do nothing and they're strong enough to overpower anything. Their only apparent weakness seems to be explosives; even small ones tend to knock them out for a bit to deal with them. Somewhat downplayed, however, since explosions are likely to kill anyone, but its notably the only thing that's been able to deal with them more than once.
26th Jan '17 5:12:16 PM PhantomRider
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*''Series/LoisAndClark,'' setting the tone for most [[Series/{{Smallville}} adaptations]] [[Series/{{Supergirl}} after]] it, has red kryptonite affect him mentally instead of the comicverse rules of random one-off effects. Just how dark-side it makes a Kryptonian go depends on the tone of the adaptation, but one thing remains the same: under Red K, [[SuperDickery Superman is a Dick]]. However, this series also had Red K used to power devices that ''would'' affect him in different ways. You get dickishness out of merely putting a chunk of it near him, though.



* Interestingly, in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', it was originally planned that Supergirl, being in this iteration not from Krypton, but rather the sister-planet of Argos, would not have a weakness to Kryptonite. By the time of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', though, the weakness was firmly in place.

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* Interestingly, in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', it was originally planned that Supergirl, being in this iteration not from Krypton, but rather the sister-planet of Argos, would not have a weakness to Kryptonite. This is demonstrated in the "Superman Adventures" comic based on the series. By the time of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', though, the weakness was firmly in place.


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**The same series has Superman fall under the influence of Red Kryptonite. As mentioned above, in the comics it has a different one-off effect every time Superman is opposed to them, while in television it usually affects him mentally. This show has it both ways: Red K has random effects, and ''this'' time its effect is gonna be SuperDickery!
18th Jan '17 12:20:14 PM rafi
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** In the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story, Kara's parents send their daughter to Earth to save their life because a meteor storm shatters the shielding which covers their city's soil and stops the Kryptonite radiations. The Post-Crisis StoryArc begins after a kryptonite giant asteroid spreads fragments of multi-colored Kryptonite over the planet. Inside that asteroid travelled Kara's space pod.
17th Jan '17 9:21:54 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris is a [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]], and shares all their traditional weaknesses. As such, she was hurt by Swordman's magic sword and Thor's hammer, as Kryptonian resilience doesn't apply to magic -- not to mention that Ragnarok has the raw strength necessary to actually hurt Alex; Typhoid Mary used her mental powers to bypass Alex's resistance, as well. Other than that, the '''''lack''''' of an exploitable KryptoniteFactor means that everything has to be done the hard way, as not even a PowerNullifier collar works on Alex (mostly because they were designed for humans). And ComicBook/DoctorStrange is sitting things out as per Civil War canon...
6th Jan '17 5:55:38 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** The Yami Yami no Mi also appears to act as kyrptonite to devil fruit users and seems to have been built just to combat them: of the 3 abilities shown so far; creating black holes (and expelling anything pulled in), pulling in devil fruit users and canceling fruit powers only the first can be used on normal people.

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** The Yami Yami no Mi also appears to act as kyrptonite kryptonite to devil fruit users and seems to have been built just to combat them: of the 3 abilities shown so far; far, creating black holes (and expelling anything pulled in), pulling in devil fruit users users, and canceling fruit powers powers, only the first can be used on normal people.
28th Dec '16 12:37:04 PM Aquillion
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** The Gold Kryptonite part is now "powerless for 30 seconds", mostly so it wouldn't be overused.

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** The Gold Kryptonite part is now "powerless for 30 seconds", mostly so because [[LikeYouWouldREallyDoIt it wouldn't couldn't credibly be overused.used for much storytelling otherwise]].
23rd Dec '16 12:59:28 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', all Kryptonite on Earth is turned into iron. Comicbook/JimmyOlsen notes magic is still a problem, though.
23rd Dec '16 12:07:27 AM Tron80
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** In the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story, Kara's parents send their daughter to Earth to save their life because a meteor storm shatters the shielding which covers their city's soil and stops the Kryptonite radiations.

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** In the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story, Kara's parents send their daughter to Earth to save their life because a meteor storm shatters the shielding which covers their city's soil and stops the Kryptonite radiations. The Post-Crisis StoryArc begins after a kryptonite giant asteroid spreads fragments of multi-colored Kryptonite over the planet. Inside that asteroid travelled Kara's space pod.
22nd Dec '16 11:34:24 PM Tron80
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** In the original ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' story, Kara's parents send their daughter to Earth to save their life because a meteor storm shatters the shielding which covers their city's soil and stops the Kryptonite radiations.
4th Dec '16 2:01:13 AM Tron80
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* {{Franchise/Superman}} is the TropeNamer of course, with his weakness to Kryptonite (radioactive GreenRocks from his home planet) established back in the 40's. Since then, he's gained a few other vulnerabilities: he has only basic resistance to magic ([[DependingOnTheWriter though some authors treat magic as a bona fide weakness for him and his kin]]), he's vulnerable to other Kryptonians, red sun radiation can temporarily rob him of his powers, and there's a whole spectrum of coloured Kryptonite with varying effects (from Red Kryptonite that causes a random change for 48 hours, to Gold Kryptonite that robs him of his powers ''permanently''). He can be killed by a huge amount of brute force, as seen during The Death Of Superman, though of course he turns out to be OnlyMostlyDead.

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* {{Franchise/Superman}} is the TropeNamer of course, with his weakness to Kryptonite (radioactive GreenRocks from his home planet) established back in the 40's. Since then, he's gained a few other vulnerabilities: he has only basic resistance to magic ([[DependingOnTheWriter though some authors treat magic as a bona fide weakness for him and his kin]]), he's vulnerable to other Kryptonians, red sun radiation can temporarily rob him of his powers, and there's a whole spectrum of coloured Kryptonite with varying effects (from Red Kryptonite that causes a random change for 48 hours, to Gold Kryptonite that robs him of his powers ''permanently''). He can be killed by a huge amount of brute force, as seen during The Death Of Superman, though of course he turns out to be OnlyMostlyDead.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has the same weaknesses that her cousin Superman. Namely: kryptonite, Kryptonians, and magic.

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** In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Comicbook/MartianManhunter tries to stop Superman using Kryptonite-tipped missiles.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' has the same weaknesses that her cousin Superman. Namely: kryptonite, Kryptonians, red sunlight, and magic.
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