History Main / KryptoniteIsEverywhere

28th Mar '17 12:10:12 PM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' was pretty bad with this. Toyman was even able to build a toy plane out the stuff, and Brainiac was able to supply the navy of Lilliput (long story) with entire stockpiles of kryptonite cannonballs.
28th Mar '17 12:05:26 PM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' lampshades this trope intentionally with Boomfist, the title heroic character of a ShowWithinAShow who has a rather common weakness, ordinary milk. When magic is used to bring the hero to life, he naturally starts to succumb to it, and Rey-Rey encourages him by bringing up all the times in the comics he overcame it, eventually realizing, "come to think of it, you've overcome your weakness to milk ''a lot''." (Fortunately, it ''does'' encourage the guy to overcome it.)
15th Mar '17 1:49:16 PM margdean56
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Perhaps the ultimate example of this involving the actual Kryptonite was when Superman got exposed to some kryptonite from ''Jimmy Olsen's cracker box''. Although in that instance, it was ''red'' kryptonite, so instead of weakening or killing Supes, it turned him into King Kong.
** In the story ''Comicbook/{{Generations}}''', set in a Pre-Crisis-ish world, we learn that there are tons of green kryptonite on Earth.
** When Julius Schwartz took over editorship of the ''Superman'' titles in the early 1970s, he had a story -''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore''- where a nuclear accident converted all the kryptonite on Earth to iron. Then he had that balanced out by Superman dealing with a sand doppleganger that takes 2/3 of his power level and Superman ultimately decides to leave it at that. Unfortunately, readers didn't take to this revision and Schwartz was forced to backtrack.

to:

** Perhaps the ultimate example of this involving the actual Kryptonite was when Superman got exposed to some kryptonite from ''Jimmy Olsen's cracker box''. Although in that instance, it was ''red'' kryptonite, so instead of weakening or killing Supes, it turned him into King Kong.
** In the story ''Comicbook/{{Generations}}''', ''Comicbook/{{Generations}}'', set in a Pre-Crisis-ish world, we learn that there are tons of green kryptonite on Earth.
** When Julius Schwartz took over editorship of the ''Superman'' titles in the early 1970s, he had a story -''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore''- where story--''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore''--where a nuclear accident converted all the kryptonite on Earth to iron. Then he had that balanced out by Superman dealing with a sand doppleganger that takes 2/3 of his power level and Superman ultimately decides to leave it at that. Unfortunately, readers didn't take to this revision and Schwartz was forced to backtrack.



** In ''Comicbook/SupermanDoomed'' the US Government detonates a Kryptonite bomb which poisons the Earth atmosphere with Green-K dust. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -who is fighting for her life in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' when it happens- wonders where humans found so much Kryptonite.

to:

** In ''Comicbook/SupermanDoomed'' the US Government detonates a Kryptonite bomb which poisons the Earth atmosphere with Green-K dust. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -who Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}--who is fighting for her life in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' when it happens- wonders happens--wonders where humans found so much Kryptonite.
15th Mar '17 1:39:50 PM margdean56
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Circumstances always seem to work out so the hero faces [[KungFuProofMook just the right sorts of opponents]] to still give him a challenge. If he has psychic powers, then his enemies will have [[PsychicBlockDefense psychic shields]], or computer brains, or be TooSpicyForYogSothoth. If his powers are [[Franchise/GreenLantern useless against a particular color]], then guess what color the incoming dangerous meteor happens to be, if his weakness is ColdIron, which has to be both pure AND forged in with a special technique unknown to the majority of the metal-working community, his foes will naturally make all their weapons, tools, and death robots out of the metal ... Basically, the KryptoniteFactor shows up far more often than one would expect. Otherwise [[TropesAreTools the episode would be over too quickly]].

to:

Circumstances always seem to work out so the hero faces [[KungFuProofMook just the right sorts of opponents]] to still give him a challenge. If he has psychic powers, then his enemies will have [[PsychicBlockDefense psychic shields]], or computer brains, or be TooSpicyForYogSothoth. If his powers are [[Franchise/GreenLantern useless against a particular color]], then guess what color the incoming dangerous meteor happens to be, if his weakness is ColdIron, which has to be both pure AND forged in with a special technique unknown to the majority of the metal-working community, his foes will naturally make all their weapons, tools, and death robots out of the metal ... Basically, the KryptoniteFactor shows up far more often than one would expect. Otherwise [[TropesAreTools the episode would be over too quickly]].
26th Feb '17 5:24:49 PM ZombieAladdin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** In particular is Amaterasu, a Sharingan technique where the user merely has to ''look at something'' in a certain way, and it'll catch on fire such that it cannot be extinguished until the subject has completely burned away, 7 days and 7 nights pass, or its user wills it away. In almost every instance of Amaterasu's usage, the subject either anticipated it coming and moves out of the way causing the wrong thing to ignite, or the subject is wearing armor that can be discarded and thrown out. The one time it managed to work was against the Fourth Raikage, which hit one of his hands, and he had to chop off his arm to avoid painfully being turned to ashes. That is, for such a lethal and overpowered technique, it has failed to actually kill anyone.
19th Feb '17 5:30:33 PM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', when General Zod and his crew warp out of Krypton's orbit, they take along some bits of the planet in their wake.
22nd Jan '17 10:22:36 AM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Comicbook/SupermanDoomed'' the US Government detonates a Kryptonite bomb which poisons the Earth atmosphere with Green-K dust. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -who is fighting for her life in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' when it happens- wonders where humans found so many Kryptonite.

to:

** In ''Comicbook/SupermanDoomed'' the US Government detonates a Kryptonite bomb which poisons the Earth atmosphere with Green-K dust. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -who is fighting for her life in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' when it happens- wonders where humans found so many much Kryptonite.
6th Jan '17 4:01:22 AM rafi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Writers in later years brought the situation back to pre-Crisis levels of inanity, with a story in ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' involving a Kryptonite asteroid hurtling towards the Earth which showered Kryptonite all over the planet when it was destroyed. (''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' explained that Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s space craft was embedded inside the asteroid and was homing in on a signal from Kal-El's old space craft.) The size of the asteroid was never precisely determined but it was ''conservatively'' estimated to be the size of Brazil. A later story in the series, ''K'', has the duo cleaning up all the Kryptonite on Earth. By the end they've accumulated several thousand tons, and it is revealed Batman still has another half a ton or so hoarded up in his cave, 'just in case'.

to:

** Writers in later years brought the situation back to pre-Crisis levels of inanity, with a story in ''Comicbook/SupermanBatman'' involving a Kryptonite asteroid hurtling towards the Earth which showered Kryptonite all over the planet when it was destroyed. (''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' explained that Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s space craft was embedded inside the asteroid and was homing in on a signal from Kal-El's old space craft.) The size of the asteroid was never precisely determined but it was ''conservatively'' estimated to be the size of Brazil. A later story in the series, ''K'', has the duo cleaning up all the Kryptonite on Earth. By the end they've accumulated several thousand tons, and it is revealed Batman still has another half a ton or so hoarded up in his cave, 'just in case'.
23rd Dec '16 1:38:39 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In ''Comicbook/SupermanDoomed'' the US Government detonates a Kryptonite bomb which poisons the Earth atmosphere with Green-K dust. Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -who is fighting for her life in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' when it happens- wonders where humans found so many Kryptonite.
23rd Dec '16 1:11:50 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This trope was notably averted in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', which was noted for its strides towards greater realism in comics. 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.

to:

** This trope was notably averted in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', which was noted for its strides towards greater realism in comics.''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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 272. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.KryptoniteIsEverywhere