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6th May '18 7:59:59 AM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'': [[ScienceHero Sento]] created an anti-hazard switch that he handed to [[FamilyOfChoice Misora]]. She was supposed to use it in case he lost control of [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Hazard]] form and there wasn't anyone to stop him. He told her that it will just knock him out of [[HenshinHero transformation]]. She correctly deduces that this is not all and manages to make tell her the whole thing. It will also destroy the Build Driver and [[DrivenToSuicide kill]] him. She is [[WhatTheHellHero very]], ''[[ANgerBornOfWorry very]]'' mad at him for making her promise she will murder him if the need arises.
1st Mar '18 9:50:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the BackStory of ''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.)]].

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* In the BackStory of ''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.]] 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.)]].
26th Jan '18 1:21:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the BackStory of ''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.)]].

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* In the BackStory of ''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]], habit, he explicitly referenced the Superman mythos as he did so. 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.)]].
26th Jan '18 1:18:51 PM MagiMecha
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** The quote is a slightly truncated version from the storyline Batman got the ring, "Dark Knight Over Metropolis". In it, Superman and Batman work together to try to figure out why a homeless man was found dead with Lex Luthor's old Kryptonite Ring. Batman ultimately pieces together that the ring was actually in the possession of a woman who became manically determined to prove Clark Kent and Superman were one and the same and was killed by a bunch of random muggers, which lead the homeless man to take the ring. Batman initially kept the ring, but gave it to Superman at the end, only for the Man of Steel to return to Batman and give him the ring, feeling that he could trust Batman with such a dangerous weapon.
8th Jan '18 3:05:23 PM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:300:Nothing says true friendship than to give your buddy the only thing that can kill you.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Nothing says true friendship than to give your buddy the only thing that can kill you. [[note]] But let's be honest, Franchise/{{Batman}} [[CrazyPrepared already had kryptonite.]] [[/note]] ]]
26th Nov '17 9:36:21 AM BattleMaster
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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.

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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. There is substantial disagreement over whether this was a true intention as well as just what the actual effectiveness of it is in the 21st Century given the now extremely broad gap between civilian and military weaponry. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Which is as much as should be said about the matter]].
15th Sep '17 9:48:36 AM lillolillo
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* Professor Xavier also had the "Xavier Protocols", a set of plans on how to stop the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}. Xavier himself is the subject of the first entry, which includes blueprints for a [[PowerNullifier telepathy-blocking battlesuit]]. However, these have rarely been mentioned since they were first introduced.
* In Frank Miller's dark, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] miniseries ''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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Professor Xavier also had the "Xavier Protocols", a set of plans on how to stop the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}.X-Men. Xavier himself is the subject of the first entry, which includes blueprints for a [[PowerNullifier telepathy-blocking battlesuit]]. However, these have rarely been mentioned since they were first introduced.
** In ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}: Origins'' Wolverine gives ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} his magical sword, which is capable of slicing through his adamantium skeleton and negating his healing abilities, in case he gets captured and brainwashed. Of course his son gains it later. Though at least Wolverine was able to use it to kill Sabertooth first (not that ''that'' stuck even a whole year).
* In Frank Miller's dark, [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] miniseries ''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}} canon Superman give Batman a Kryptonite Ring (the idealistic version).



** 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.

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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}}- ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}- questions why he has something that can kill his best buddy.



'''Batman''': Call it...insurance. ([[GrapplingHookPistol grapples away]])\\

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'''Batman''': Call it... insurance. ([[GrapplingHookPistol grapples away]])\\



** This is also inverted by the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' : Batman gives each member weapons that simulate each WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague member's weaknesses because aliens have invaded and copied their powers. They call him out on being so paranoid, until Superman steps forwards and [[ProperlyParanoid cites the time he was mind controlled in a previous episode]].

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** This is also inverted by the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' : ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'': Batman gives each member weapons that simulate each WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague member's weaknesses because aliens have invaded and copied their powers. They call him out on being so paranoid, until Superman steps forwards and [[ProperlyParanoid cites the time he was mind controlled in a previous episode]].



*** In ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' 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]].
** 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."

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*** In ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' ''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]].
** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'' has a Kryptonite ring that he plans to use against ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''... ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''... until ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' ''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."



** 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.

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** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} ComicBook/New52 version is idealistic and ''reciprocal'', as, similarly to the Professor X example above, as Batman includes himself in the countermeasures list, trusting Superman to stop him if necessary. necessary.



** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, Superman's heat vision could melt kryptonite, rendering it useless [[FridgeLogic somehow]]. This usually worked only on small pieces, though; in one instance a large meteor of the stuff fell next to him and incapacitated him before he could melt it.

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** Pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}}, Superman's heat vision could melt kryptonite, rendering it useless [[FridgeLogic somehow]].somehow. This usually worked only on small pieces, though; in one instance a large meteor of the stuff fell next to him and incapacitated him before he could melt it.



** InfiniteCrisis subverts this when Batman tries to use his Kryptonite ring on Superman of Earth-Two, which has no effect, as explained in explication.
-->'''Kal-L''': "But the Kryptonite here isn't from my Krypton. It doesn't hurt me... physically, at least. But that ring [...] represents the paranoia and mistrust that will destroy your world if you let it."

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** InfiniteCrisis ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' subverts this when Batman tries to use his Kryptonite ring on Superman of Earth-Two, which has no effect, as explained in explication.
-->'''Kal-L''': --->'''Kal-L''': "But the Kryptonite here isn't from my Krypton. It doesn't hurt me... physically, at least. But that ring [...] represents the paranoia and mistrust that will destroy your world if you let it."



* In ''{{Wolverine}}: Origins'' Wolverine gives Cyclops his magical sword, which is capable of slicing through his adamantium skeleton and negating his healing abilities, in case he gets captured and brainwashed.
** Given his backstory (and more than one other story arc), that might be less "in case he gets brainwashed" and more "when he gets brainwashed. Again."
*** Of course his son now has it. Though at least Wolverine was able to use it to kill Sabertooth first (not that ''that'' stuck even a whole year).



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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Supergirl lends her friends a chunk of Kryptonite in the event that things go South during the FinalBattle.



* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', IronMan and Bruce Banner discuss on how they developed "Veronica", the Hulkbuster armor, as a "[[GodzillaThreshold last resort]]" to stop the Hulk. So when it needs to be employed, it serves this function perfectly.

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* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', IronMan Franchise/IronMan and Bruce Banner discuss on how they developed "Veronica", the Hulkbuster armor, as a "[[GodzillaThreshold last resort]]" to stop the Hulk. So when it needs to be employed, it serves this function perfectly.



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Oliver Queen kills ComicBook/LexLuthor and takes his kryptonite ring, confirming his role as Smallville's Batman. (Well, except for the ThouShaltNotKill thing.)

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
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Oliver Queen kills ComicBook/LexLuthor and takes his kryptonite ring, confirming his role as Smallville's Batman. (Well, except for the ThouShaltNotKill thing.)



* In ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' (2014), [[TheSmartGuy Cisco]] creates the [[FreezeRay Cold Gun]] in case Barry turns out to be dangerous, like the other [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]]. Unfortunately, it gets stolen and later gets into the hands of the future Captain Cold. Both Wells and Barry tear Cisco a new one for making the gun.

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* In ''[[Series/TheFlash2014 The Flash]]'' (2014), ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[TheSmartGuy Cisco]] creates the [[FreezeRay Cold Gun]] in case Barry turns out to be dangerous, like the other [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metahumans]]. Unfortunately, it gets stolen and later gets into the hands of the future Captain Cold. Both Wells and Barry tear Cisco a new one for making the gun.

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* Each of the WesternAnimation/SilverHawks has an emergency off-switch to be used if any of them went berserk for unforseen reasons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'': Each of the WesternAnimation/SilverHawks SilverHawks has an emergency off-switch to be used if any of them went berserk for unforseen reasons.
7th Jun '17 7:22:12 PM nombretomado
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* WhateleyUniverse: As of "Ayla and the Mad Scientist" we now know Phase has at least several plans to take down every one of his teammates. And a bunch to take down himself. And his teammates know his 'official' weakness in the school records is a fake. He wrote up a list of real ways to stop himself and gave it to Lancer.

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* WhateleyUniverse: Literature/WhateleyUniverse: As of "Ayla and the Mad Scientist" we now know Phase has at least several plans to take down every one of his teammates. And a bunch to take down himself. And his teammates know his 'official' weakness in the school records is a fake. He wrote up a list of real ways to stop himself and gave it to Lancer.
19th Apr '17 2:56:03 PM rafi
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** The ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' comic ''combines'' the idealistic and cynical versions: after a long-term mission to destroy all the kryptonite on Earth, Superman saves one piece, which he gives to Batman for emergencies. Batman takes it to a lead-lined room in the deepest area of the Batcave... which is ''already'' filled with multiple kinds of kryptonite!

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''combines'' the idealistic and cynical versions: after a long-term mission to destroy all the kryptonite on Earth, Superman saves one piece, which he gives to Batman for emergencies. Batman takes it to a lead-lined room in the deepest area of the Batcave... which is ''already'' filled with multiple kinds of kryptonite!kryptonite!
*** In ''The Supergirl From Krypton'' 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]].



** 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]].
15th Mar '17 11:33:09 PM ExSlacker
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* The second half of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'' involves Link trying to forge the Phantom Sword, the only weapon capable of destroying the otherwise-invulnerable Phantom enemies [[spoiler:as well as Bellum, the BigBad of the game.]]
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