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16th Jan '18 8:51:59 AM Gregzilla
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** In the story ''Comicbook/{{Generations}}'', set in a Pre-Crisis-ish world, we learn that there are tons of green kryptonite on Earth.

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** In the story ''Comicbook/{{Generations}}'', ''Generations'', set in a Pre-Crisis-ish world, we learn that there are tons of green kryptonite on Earth.
3rd Jan '18 4:00:35 AM lillolillo
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** In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} finds her Science teacher keeps samples of Kryptonite. Justified because Stanhope’s teachers are imps from the Fifth Dimension playing pranks on Linda. Later a Red-K meteor showers fragments of Red kryptonite all over Midvale.
7th Dec '17 7:47:20 AM VicGeorge2011
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** In ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga'', the Phantom Zone criminals of the Pocket Universe that Superboy of the Legion of Super-Heroes came from destroyed all samples of Kryptonite on that Earth so that they couldn't be defeated. All, that is, except for the samples still stored away in Superboy's lab, sealed in lead containers, which Superman from the mainstream DC Universe discovered and used (to which he was immune) to stop the Phantom Zone criminals once and for all after the Pocket Universe Earth suffered a ApocalypseHow/Class6 on the ApocalypseHow scale.
13th Oct '17 1:46:37 PM Abodos
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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series introduces Phazon, a radioactive substance that also has great potential as a energy source/weapon. In the first one, it's on one planet, carried there by a meteor. The second game reveals an additional planet was also struck by the same kind of meteor, and now has Phazon on it as well. By the time the third one rolls around, another three planets have been struck by these meteors and the game starts with you trying to prevent one from striking a fourth planet. Phazon is now widespread enough for both the Space Pirates and the Galactic Federation to use it as weapons. Justified in that these meteors are revealed to have been launched from a ''[[GeniusLoci sentient living planet]]'' made of Phazon. It is trying to get everywhere.

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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' introduces Phazon, a radioactive substance that also has great potential as a energy source/weapon. In the [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime first one, one]], it's on one planet, carried there by a meteor. The [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes second game game]] reveals an additional planet was also struck by the same kind of meteor, and now has Phazon on it as well. By the time the [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption third one one]] rolls around, another three planets have been struck by these meteors and the game starts with you trying to prevent one from striking a fourth planet. Phazon is now widespread enough for both the Space Pirates and the Galactic Federation to use it as weapons. Justified in that these meteors are revealed to have been launched from a ''[[GeniusLoci sentient living planet]]'' made of Phazon. It is trying ''trying'' to get everywhere.
29th Sep '17 11:17:17 AM lillolillo
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* Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] weakness? The color yellow. His Kryptonite really ''is'' just about everywhere. (Of course a veteran Green Lantern will know how to get around this, e.g. when facing yellow poison gas, they simply make a fan to blow it away.) It was made even more ridiculous by the fact that yellow was invoked in places where there ''clearly wasn't any'', such as the moments when Hal would claim that he was failing because of a "yellow compound" or "invisible yellow" or even "infra-yellow" (especially as "infra-yellow" is in fact ''orange''. He's vulnerable to two colours now?) At least it generally takes a little effort to find something that's both yellow and suitable for use as a weapon.
** Alan Scott, the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Green Lantern, had a ring that couldn't affect ''wood''. As [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Rajesh Koothrappali]] pointed out, you could kill both Green Lanterns with a number 2 pencil, while Website/{{Cracked}}.com calls the banana tree "the only natural predator of all Green Lanterns".
* As noted in the trope description, in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, Kryptonite seemed incredibly easy for villains to get hold of.

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* Franchise/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern:
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Hal Jordan's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] weakness? The color yellow. His Kryptonite really ''is'' just about everywhere. (Of course a veteran Green Lantern will know how to get around this, e.g. when facing yellow poison gas, they simply make a fan to blow it away.) It was made even more ridiculous by the fact that yellow was invoked in places where there ''clearly wasn't any'', such as the moments when Hal would claim that he was failing because of a "yellow compound" or "invisible yellow" or even "infra-yellow" (especially as "infra-yellow" is in fact ''orange''. He's vulnerable to two colours now?) At least it generally takes a little effort to find something that's both yellow and suitable for use as a weapon.
** Alan Scott, the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Green Lantern, had a ring that couldn't affect ''wood''. As [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Rajesh Koothrappali]] pointed out, you could kill both Green Lanterns with a number 2 pencil, while Website/{{Cracked}}.com calls ''wood''.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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the banana tree "the only natural predator of all Green Lanterns".
* As noted in the trope description, in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks,
Pre-Crisis universe, Kryptonite seemed incredibly easy for villains to get hold of.



** 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. 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 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.

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** 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. 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 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.
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** UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}} comics featured a character, "The Kryptonite Kid, "who could generate and emit Kryptonite radiation. He made a few appearances in Superman comics as the adult "Kryptonite Man," including in Alan Moore's famous "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" story. He even gave rise to [[ManOfKryptonite a trope of his own]].
** A very literal example. In one of the last Pre Crisis stories, Mr Mxyzptlk dumps Argo City (a huge chunk of Krypton) onto Metropolis. Tons of kryptonite were dumped all over town. Superman ended up leaving the planet. Thanks to the Crisis the storyline would never be resolved. [[KarmaHoudini On top of that]] [[TheBadGuyWins Mxyzptlk got away scot free!]]
** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} brings back the idea that most Kryptonite on Earth is synthesized from the engine of Superman's ship.

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** UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} ComicBook/{{Superboy}} comics featured a character, "The Kryptonite Kid, "who could generate and emit Kryptonite radiation. He made a few appearances in Superman comics as the adult "Kryptonite Man," including in Alan Moore's famous "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow?'' story. He even gave rise to [[ManOfKryptonite a trope of his own]].
** A very literal example. In one of the last Pre Crisis stories, Mr Mxyzptlk dumps Argo City (a huge chunk of Krypton) (ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s hometown) onto Metropolis. Tons of kryptonite were dumped all over town. Superman ended up leaving the planet. Thanks to the Crisis the storyline would never be resolved. [[KarmaHoudini On top of that]] [[TheBadGuyWins Mxyzptlk got away scot free!]]
** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} ComicBook/New52 brings back the idea that most Kryptonite on Earth is synthesized from the engine of Superman's ship.



* Superman is also vulnerable to magic. While not technically a weakness, his powers offer no protection from magic itself whatsoever. A fire created by magic won't burn him any more than a regular fire of the same temperature, and a magic sword can only cut him if it could cut anything, but he can be {{mind control}}led or [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] just as easily as a human can. [[FantasyKitchenSink And in the DC Universe there is plenty of magic.]]

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* ** Superman is also vulnerable to magic. While not technically a weakness, his powers offer no protection from magic itself whatsoever. A fire created by magic won't burn him any more than a regular fire of the same temperature, and a magic sword can only cut him if it could cut anything, but he can be {{mind control}}led or [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] just as easily as a human can. [[FantasyKitchenSink And in the DC Universe there is plenty of magic.]]


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* Inverted and lampshaded in ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour''. Kryptonite can't be found at Earth-Two because Superman got rid of every piece he happened upon... which is a big trouble now because Power Girl needs to stop three Kryptonian outlaws. Kara complains loudly it can be found everywhere in Earth-One.
-->'''Power Girl:''' Do either of you know where I can get some Kryptonite?\\
'''Lois:''' I don't think so. I mean, Kryptonite is pretty rare. Every time Superman found a chunk of it, he wrapped it up in lead and threw it into space.\\
'''Power Girl:''' Just great. And there's no way of tracking where those chunks are, right now. If this was Earth-One, I could find the stuff within half an hour. It's practically as common as coal in that universe.\\
'''Jimmy:''' Not that common, Ms. Kara. But there's a lot more of it over there than there is here, from what Superman toold me. It must be rough, being a Kryptonian over there.
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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.
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