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5th Mar '16 4:20:57 PM nombretomado
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* In DanielClowes' CaptainAmerica parody ''The Battlin' American,'' the super syrum is extremely addictive, causing heroin-like withdrawl symptoms.

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* In DanielClowes' CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica parody ''The Battlin' American,'' the super syrum is extremely addictive, causing heroin-like withdrawl withdrawal symptoms.
25th Feb '16 4:49:52 PM WillKeaton
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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkians to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkians are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick. Of course, the Brekkians are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.

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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', Symbiosis,]]''' a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkians to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkians are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick. Of course, the Brekkians are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.
25th Feb '16 4:48:48 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/IronMan'': Tony Stark needs to keep his electromagnet on so that shrapnel in his chest won't migrate to his heart. [[spoiler: Said electromagnet is powered by [[ToxicPhlebotinum palladium]].]] JARVIS even lampshades the irony of the situation. [[spoiler: In the sequel he creates a new element to replace the palladium. In the third movie however the shrapnel are finally remove so he won't need it anymore.]]

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* ''Film/IronMan'': Tony Stark needs to keep his electromagnet on so that shrapnel in his chest won't migrate to his heart. [[spoiler: Said electromagnet is powered by [[ToxicPhlebotinum palladium]].]] JARVIS even lampshades the irony of the situation. [[spoiler: In the sequel he creates a new element to replace the palladium. In the third movie however the pieces of shrapnel are finally remove so he won't need it anymore.]]
16th Feb '16 8:22:15 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The Jem'Hadar of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' are addicted to the substance Ketracel White, to keep them loyal to the Founders. While ''most'' Jem'Hadar are innately loyal to the Founders anyway (on account of being programmed to consider them gods), the Founders were GenreSavvy enough to includea failsafe. It provides all the sustenance they need to survive, removing the need to eat or drink, but they also ''can't'' take nourishment from any other source. Depriving a Jem'Hadar of the White causes them to go [[AxCrazy violently insane]] and then drop dead. There are a few very rare mutants who don't need the White, but in general even they don't know it.

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* The Jem'Hadar of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' are addicted to the substance Ketracel White, to keep them loyal to the Founders. While ''most'' Jem'Hadar are innately loyal to the Founders anyway (on account of being programmed to consider them gods), the Founders were GenreSavvy enough to includea include a failsafe. It provides all the sustenance they need to survive, removing the need to eat or drink, but they also ''can't'' take nourishment from any other source. Depriving a Jem'Hadar of the White causes them to go [[AxCrazy violently insane]] and then drop dead. There are a few very rare mutants who don't need the White, but in general even they don't know it.
4th Jan '16 6:26:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Cybersix}} was designed so that she requires "Sustenance" in order to live. With the only source of Sustenance being the man who created her, she is forced to extract it from the creatures that he sends to destroy her.

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* {{Cybersix}} WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}} was designed so that she requires "Sustenance" in order to live. With the only source of Sustenance being the man who created her, she is forced to extract it from the creatures that he sends to destroy her.
6th Dec '15 2:04:56 PM Kalaong
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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkians to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkans are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick. Of course, the Brekkans are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.

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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkians to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkans Brekkians are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick. Of course, the Brekkans Brekkians are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.
6th Dec '15 2:04:35 PM Kalaong
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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkans to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkans are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick. Of course, the Brekkans are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.

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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkans Brekkians to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkans are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick. Of course, the Brekkans are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.
19th Nov '15 7:47:15 AM StFan
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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkans to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkans are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick.
** Of course, the Brekkans are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.

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* Played with in '''[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Symbiosis_%28episode%29 Symbiosis]]''', a first season episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The Ornarans contracted a plague two hundred years earlier, and believe they need continued "treatments" provided by the Brekkans to stay alive. Upon witnessing two Ornarans receiving a "treatment", Dr. Crusher instantly realizes that the "treatment" is actually a ''narcotic''; the plague is long gone, but the Ornarans find withdrawal so traumatic that they're sure that they're still sick - not to mention that [[DrugsAreBad the drugs are making them so stupid]] they can no longer effectively perform basic maintenance on their ships, let along think clearly about the plague. The Brekkans are fully aware of this, but no longer need to work as long as they can trade the "treatments" for Ornaran goods. While the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] forbids [[TheCaptain Picard]] from revealing the truth to the wronged race, he finds a way to correct the situation by refusing repairs to their few remaining ships. Without the ships, they will have no way to get the "treatments" and will eventually realize they're not actually sick.
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sick. Of course, the Brekkans are going to have an [[InferredHolocaust economic holocaust]], but after ''two centuries'' of enslaving the other world with needles to the point that they're no longer coherent enough to ''repair their own ships'', you might call it LaserGuidedKarma.
14th Jul '15 5:53:06 PM nombretomado
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** Ultraman, the version from the anti-matter universe that's an evil counterpart to Superman, requires periodic exposure to Anti Kryptonite to maintain his powers. Its unclear whether it simply keeps him powered or keeps him alive. He seems to be in bad shape without it but he's also fighting MartianManhunter at the time.

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** Ultraman, the version from the anti-matter universe that's an evil counterpart to Superman, requires periodic exposure to Anti Kryptonite to maintain his powers. Its unclear whether it simply keeps him powered or keeps him alive. He seems to be in bad shape without it but he's also fighting MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter at the time.
5th Jul '15 9:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Lexx}}'', Divine Assassin Kai needs protoblood [[spoiler:the blood of an Insect]] to maintain his undead existence. It stops being an issue after the first season when the crew manages to get a good supply of protoblood.

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* In ''{{Lexx}}'', ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', Divine Assassin Kai needs protoblood [[spoiler:the blood of an Insect]] to maintain his undead existence. It stops being an issue after the first season when the crew manages to get a good supply of protoblood.
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