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30th Dec '16 11:50:15 AM nombretomado
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** This specific dynamic, Batman holding Kryptonite, appears again and again, especially in the {{DCAU}}. During the height of the Cadmus story in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Batman asks Superman what could stop the latter from taking over the world, if he so desired. Supes quips, "There's always that Kryptonite you carry around." Which makes Batman ''snap at him'' for being so flippant about so serious a topic.

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** This specific dynamic, Batman holding Kryptonite, appears again and again, especially in the {{DCAU}}.Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. During the height of the Cadmus story in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Batman asks Superman what could stop the latter from taking over the world, if he so desired. Supes quips, "There's always that Kryptonite you carry around." Which makes Batman ''snap at him'' for being so flippant about so serious a topic.
26th Dec '16 12:37:42 PM Tron80
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** Subverted in Pre-Crisis story ''World's Finest'' #176 in which Batman appears to have Kryptonite gloves, but in reality they are fake. Curiously, before he reveals that they are props, no one -not even Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- questions why he has something that can kill his best buddy.
23rd Dec '16 12:13:06 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Batman uses a chunk of Green-K to knock [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]] out and bring her to the Batcave. Later, [[spoiler:Superman]] of all people uses a kryptonite ring to [[spoiler:knock a brainwashed Kara out]].
4th Dec '16 2:09:48 AM Tron80
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** To a lesser extent, the ''{{Shazam}}!'' Captain Marvel is employed occasionally as the one superhero tough enough to take on a controlled Superman if necessary. Or rather, he's tough enough to stall Supes in a fistfight long enough to call his magical lightning enough times to knock out his Kryptonian foe[[note]]Most forms of magic are able to bypass Superman's NighInvulnerability and damage him just like a de-powered kryptonian. As for how the Kryptonite Ring trope comes into play: Superman isn't going to tell just anyone this fun little fact, but he can usually trust the goody-two-shoes Captain marvel[[/note]].
*** Altough, at least in [[ComicBook/KingdomCome one occasion]], it was ''Captain Marvel'' the brainwashed one, not Superman.
** From the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} example above: General Zod's son, Drax, stole Brainiac 5's kryptonite and tries to use it on Supes, but Superman kicked him through a conveniently placed PhantomZone portal, ''before he could even open the lead container''.

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** In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', the Martians prepared a cluster of miniature missiles armed with Kryptonite in case that Superman tried to seize the device that controls the eponymous super-weapon and they were tasked with guarding.
** To a lesser extent, the ''{{Shazam}}!'' ''Comicbook/{{Shazam}}!'' Captain Marvel is employed occasionally as the one superhero tough enough to take on a controlled Superman if necessary. Or rather, he's tough enough to stall Supes in a fistfight long enough to call his magical lightning enough times to knock out his Kryptonian foe[[note]]Most forms of magic are able to bypass Superman's NighInvulnerability and damage him just like a de-powered kryptonian. As for how the Kryptonite Ring trope comes into play: Superman isn't going to tell just anyone this fun little fact, but he can usually trust the goody-two-shoes Captain marvel[[/note]].
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marvel[[/note]]. Altough, at least in [[ComicBook/KingdomCome one occasion]], it was ''Captain Marvel'' the brainwashed one, not Superman.
** From the ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes example above: General Zod's son, Drax, stole Brainiac 5's kryptonite and tries to use it on Supes, but Superman kicked him through a conveniently placed PhantomZone portal, ''before he could even open the lead container''.
17th Sep '16 4:05:51 AM Tron80
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** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' has a Kryptonite ring that he plans to use against ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''... until ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' steals it from him and takes it to a lead-lined vault, saying "I see it as insurance... which I hope I never need to use."
18th Mar '16 2:01:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron installs a bomb in her head and gives John the detonator, in case she ever becomes a threat to him. She has good reason to worry about this, because it's happened to her before and nobody (not even the Teminators themselves) knows what causes a reprogrammed Terminator to suddenly revert to its default programming.

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* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron installs a bomb in her head and gives John the detonator, in case she ever becomes a threat to him. She has good reason to worry about this, because it's happened to her before and nobody (not even the Teminators themselves) knows what causes a reprogrammed Terminator to suddenly revert to its default programming.
4th Feb '16 12:30:26 AM HidesHisEyes
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* Some people have said that the second amendment of the American constitution, the right to bear arms, is there partly in case of the government being taken over by an oppressive tyrant of some kind. In this event the people would be able to overthrow the regime because they would all be equipped with guns. This can be seen as the founding fathers giving future generations of citizens a kryptonite ring.
9th Oct '15 12:29:12 PM StFan
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-> '''Franchise/{{Superman}}''': I have many enemies who have tried to control me. And I live in fear that someday, they might succeed. If that should ever happen--if I should ever lose control--there would only be one sure way to stop me.\\
'''Franchise/{{Batman}}''': Do you realize what you're asking?\\
'''Superman''': I do. I want the means to stop me in the hands of a man I can trust with my life.

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-> '''Franchise/{{Superman}}''': '''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' I have many enemies who have tried to control me. And I live in fear that someday, they might succeed. If that should ever happen--if happen -- if I should ever lose control--there control -- there would only be one sure way to stop me.\\
'''Franchise/{{Batman}}''': '''Franchise/{{Batman}}:''' Do you realize what you're asking?\\
'''Superman''': '''Superman:''' I do. I want the means to stop me in the hands of a man I can trust with my life.



** ''TheNew52'' version is idealistic and ''reciprocal'', as, similarly to the Professor X example above, Batman includes himself in the countermeasures list, trusting Superman to stop him if necessary.

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** ''TheNew52'' The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version is idealistic and ''reciprocal'', as, similarly to the Professor X example above, Batman includes himself in the countermeasures list, trusting Superman to stop him if necessary.
8th Oct '15 8:04:31 PM jormis29
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* In the BackStory of ''ExMachina'', The Great Machine (now the mayor of New York City) gave his two {{Secret Keeper}}s devices to cancel-out his ability to talk to machines. [[GenreSavvy As was his habit]], he explicitly referenced the Superman mythos as he did so. As we later learn [[spoiler:it's just junk made out of old garage door openers and doesn't affect his powers at all. He lied and gave them to his {{Secret Keeper}}s so that, if they ever betrayed him or were forced to turn against him, their plotting would depend on something that doesn't work. (Though a major plot hole is that it did work in the first story arc.)]].

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* In the BackStory of ''ExMachina'', ''ComicBook/ExMachina'', The Great Machine (now the mayor of New York City) gave his two {{Secret Keeper}}s devices to cancel-out his ability to talk to machines. [[GenreSavvy As was his habit]], he explicitly referenced the Superman mythos as he did so. As we later learn [[spoiler:it's just junk made out of old garage door openers and doesn't affect his powers at all. He lied and gave them to his {{Secret Keeper}}s so that, if they ever betrayed him or were forced to turn against him, their plotting would depend on something that doesn't work. (Though a major plot hole is that it did work in the first story arc.)]].
4th Oct '15 11:14:16 AM nombretomado
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* In Frank Miller's dark, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] miniseries ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman [[strike: actually uses his Kryptonite Ring (the cynical version)]] has ComicBook/GreenArrow shoot Superman with a [[TrickArrow Kryptonite arrow]] to beat the crap out of Superman. This inspired the writers to have the {{canon}} Superman give Batman a Kryptonite Ring (the idealistic version).

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* In Frank Miller's dark, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] miniseries ''TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', Batman [[strike: actually uses his Kryptonite Ring (the cynical version)]] has ComicBook/GreenArrow shoot Superman with a [[TrickArrow Kryptonite arrow]] to beat the crap out of Superman. This inspired the writers to have the {{canon}} Superman give Batman a Kryptonite Ring (the idealistic version).
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