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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.]]
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.
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