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6th Aug '17 8:52:50 AM Edvardelis
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** Superman himself subverts with [[KryptoniteProofSuit a lead lined suit]], given to him by Star Labs, which he wears against villains when he knows [[GenreSavvy Kryptonite will be used in a fight]].

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** Superman himself subverts attempts to subvert this with [[KryptoniteProofSuit a lead lined suit]], given to him by Star Labs, which he wears against villains when he knows [[GenreSavvy Kryptonite will be used in a fight]].fight]]. Unfortunately it seems to be made out of lead-lined tissue paper and inevitably gets torn open almost immediately.
25th May '17 2:59:11 PM Peteman
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* A variant can be found in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', where the robots need energon to survive, but if they're exposed to too much raw energon, they'll overload, hence why they need the beast alternate forms. Apparently, some aliens decided to seed the entire planet they crashed on with a crapload of energon, so the entire planet is unsafe to them for prolonged exposure. Notably the energon and the resulting weakness were junked in later seasons when it stopped being an entertaining plot point.

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* A variant can be found in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', where the robots need energon to survive, but if they're exposed to too much raw energon, they'll overload, hence why they need the beast alternate forms. Apparently, some aliens decided to seed the entire planet they crashed on with a crapload of energon, so the entire planet is unsafe to them for prolonged exposure. Notably the energon and the resulting weakness were junked in later seasons when it stopped being an entertaining plot point.point, and all the planet's energon was either detonated or stabilized into energon cubes.
25th May '17 2:48:25 PM ShorinBJ
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', even though almost no one knows that [[KryptoniteFactor meteor]] [[GreenRocks rocks]] remove Clark's powers and make him keel over in pain, a number of criminals just happen to have some meteor rocks around. It becomes a real surprise when Clark actually saving the day without any kryptonite hindrance. Cue several minutes of Clark trying to get rid of the kryptonite, followed by him [[CurbStompBattle trouncing the villain in 1/100 of a second]].

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', even though almost no one knows that [[KryptoniteFactor meteor]] [[GreenRocks rocks]] remove Clark's powers and make him keel over in pain, a number of criminals just happen to have some meteor rocks around. It becomes a real surprise when Clark actually saving saves the day without any kryptonite hindrance. Cue several minutes of Clark trying to get rid of the kryptonite, followed by him [[CurbStompBattle trouncing the villain in 1/100 of a second]].



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard Hofstadter takes a deep, deep, breath and covertly gives Penny the weapon that will defeat Sheldon Cooper. He warns her to use it well and wisely and even describes it as "Sheldon's Kryptonite". (It's his mother's address and phone number).
13th May '17 7:35:18 AM Schismatism
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** This is also deliberately invoked by one of the ''villains'' in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''. The Old Count knows that being a truly invincible threat to the world would be a Bad Idea, and therefore takes the time to stock his castle with plenty of holy water, easily twitched-aside curtains, and pieces of detritus which can be readily twisted into a variety of holy symbols. Not only does this keep unlife interesting for him, it also guarantees that the townsfolk don't turn him into ash and dump him off the edge of the Disc.
9th May '17 8:50:23 AM Julia1984
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Fairies' kryptonite is butterfly nets -- hardly a rare object on Earth but hardly ever used by villains (even an obsessed fairy hunter who knows about and has used this weakness in the past) unless the plot absolutely demands Cosmo and Wanda not be able to use magic or escape from somewhere. You'd think humans or other creatures who knew they'd be facing fairies would keep one of these things handy, but apparently not. The most noticeable example of this is ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJimmyTimmyPowerHour The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide]]'' -- when Timmy needs a butterfly net to use against the anti-fairies, he takes the completely unnecessary, suicidally risky measure of breaking into Crocker's lab (with his fairies!) to get one. Keep in mind this is not a magic or customized object; he could have found the same thing in any department store.

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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Fairies' kryptonite is butterfly nets -- hardly a rare object on Earth but hardly ever used by villains (even an obsessed fairy hunter who knows about and has used this weakness in the past) unless the plot absolutely demands Cosmo and Wanda not be able to use magic or escape from somewhere. You'd think humans or other creatures who knew they'd be facing fairies would keep one of these things handy, but apparently not. The most noticeable example of this is ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJimmyTimmyPowerHour ''[[WesternAnimation/JimmyTimmyPowerHour The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide]]'' -- when Timmy needs a butterfly net to use against the anti-fairies, he takes the completely unnecessary, suicidally risky measure of breaking into Crocker's lab (with his fairies!) to get one. Keep in mind this is not a magic or customized object; he could have found the same thing in any department store.
9th May '17 8:49:26 AM Julia1984
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Fairies' kryptonite is butterfly nets -- hardly a rare object on Earth but hardly ever used by villains (even an obsessed fairy hunter who knows about and has used this weakness in the past) unless the plot absolutely demands Cosmo and Wanda not be able to use magic or escape from somewhere. You'd think humans or other creatures who knew they'd be facing fairies would keep one of these things handy, but apparently not. The most noticeable example of this is ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJimmyTimmyPowerHour The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide]]'' -- when Timmy needs a butterfly net to use against the anti-fairies, he takes the completely unnecessary, suicidally risky measure of breaking into Crocker's lab (with his fairies!) to get one. Keep in mind this is not a magic or customized object; he could have found the same thing in any department store.
9th May '17 8:41:34 AM Julia1984
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* Averted in, of all places, ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' from the 1950s. Krptonite's appearance about once per season is consistent with its in-universe rarity (and successfully keeping its effect on Superman a secret for 2 or 3 seasons) and criminals' constant complaints about how hard the stuff is to find.

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* Averted in, of all places, ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' from the 1950s. Krptonite's Kryptonite's appearance about once per season is consistent with its in-universe rarity (and successfully keeping its effect on Superman a secret for 2 or 3 seasons) and with criminals' constant complaints about how hard the stuff is to find.
9th May '17 8:39:30 AM Julia1984
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* Averted in, of all places, ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' from the 1950s. Krptonite's appearance about once per season is consistent with its in-universe rarity (and successfully keeping its effect on Superman a secret for 2 or 3 seasons) and criminals' constant complaints about how hard the stuff is to find.
30th Apr '17 5:38:15 AM AdamC
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*** To show just how absurd the writers had inflated the abundance of Kryptonite, the latter story had Superman realize it needed to be eliminated when he saw a film being made about his life. Kryptonite had become so abundant that the studio found it was cheaper to just buy a chunk of it than try to make a realistic prop.



** This trope was notably averted in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. While Batman ''does'' ultimately use Kryptonite to his advantage in his final showdown with Superman, his narration specifically states that it took ''years'' (and millions of dollars) to synthesize the little bit that he has, implying that the naturally occurring stuff is far too rare to be practical as a weapon. And despite having several days to prepare for their confrontation, Superman seems genuinely surprised that he was able to get his hands on any at all.

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** This trope was notably averted in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''. While Batman ''does'' ultimately use Kryptonite to his advantage in his final showdown with Superman, his narration specifically states that it took ''years'' (and millions of dollars) to synthesize the little bit that he has, implying that the naturally occurring stuff is far too rare to be practical as a weapon. And despite having several days to prepare for their confrontation, Superman seems genuinely surprised that he was able to get his hands on any at all. It's possible that since we don't know Kryptonite's half-life, the time-skip meant that the amount had diminished.
29th Apr '17 8:06:13 PM InfinityRyujin
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*** Five Grass-Type Pokémon are given the shortest end of the stick possible: Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Celebi, Snover, and Abomasnow. The type combinations of these five Pokémon (Grass/Psychic for the first three, Grass/Ice for the last two) give them all '''''seven weaknesses''''', the largest amount of weaknesses on any Pokémon in the whole game. Additionally, they all have double weaknesses: Celebi, Exeggcute, and Exeggutor to Bug; and Snover and Abomasnow to Fire. And, with the inclusion of the Fairy-type in Generation VI, Nuzleaf, Shiftry and Cacturne, all of which are Grass/Dark type Pokémon, can be added to this list as well, with their typing also giving them 7 weaknesses, including a double weakness to the Bug type.

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*** Five Grass-Type Pokémon are given the shortest end of the stick possible: Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Celebi, Snover, and Abomasnow. The type combinations of these five Pokémon (Grass/Psychic for the first three, Grass/Ice for the last two) give them all '''''seven weaknesses''''', the largest amount of weaknesses on any Pokémon in the whole game. Additionally, they all have double weaknesses: Celebi, Exeggcute, and Exeggutor to Bug; and Snover and Abomasnow to Fire. And, And with the inclusion of the Fairy-type in Generation VI, Nuzleaf, Shiftry and Cacturne, all of which are Grass/Dark type Pokémon, can be added to this list as well, with their typing also giving them 7 weaknesses, including a double weakness to the Bug type.
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