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* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': The protagonist's most terrifying weapon, besides her pan, is the acid, she extractes from Acid Flies, which corrodes easily flesh, when it comes in contact with it. Not that she does it by herself, she rather lets her undead barmaid do the work.


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2nd May '17 7:35:49 AM Arivne
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* ''Magazine/{{Ares}}'' magazine #6 game "Voyage of the BSM Pandora". The expedition can encounter a mushroom that will spray anyone who touches it with a deadly corrosive poison that can cause ongoing damage.
19th Apr '17 4:36:46 PM REV6Pilot
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* Blight in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is all over the place. Some disease-based attacks such as Plague Grenade cause it, but so do poison-related ones like Poison Dart and a select few like Digestion that imply corrosive activity. [[DemBones Animated skeletons]] are especially weak to blight, while [[PigMan the swine folk]] are said to resist it due to their filthy living conditions, implying a strong immune system[[note]]which generally isn't very effective at deterring corrosive agents[[/note]].

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* Blight in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is all over the place. Some disease-based attacks such as Plague Grenade cause it, but so do poison-related ones like Poison Dart and a select few like Digestion that imply corrosive activity. [[DemBones Animated skeletons]] are especially weak to blight, blight despite having no living tissue to poison, while [[PigMan the swine folk]] are said to resist it due to their filthy living conditions, implying a strong immune system[[note]]which generally isn't very effective at deterring corrosive agents[[/note]].



** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-955 SCP-955 ("Mr. Sillybug").]] If an example of SCP-955 is threatened or startled it will spray a corrosive mucus up to several meters away. The mucus contains a neurotoxin that causes severe pain on contact with flesh.

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** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-955 SCP-955 ("Mr. Sillybug").]] Sillybug")]]. If an example of SCP-955 a specimen is threatened or startled startled, it will spray a corrosive mucus up to several meters away. The mucus contains a neurotoxin that causes severe pain on contact with flesh.



** The venom of species of snake contain enzymes that kick-start the digestive process. These hemotoxic venoms and myotoxic venoms cause tissue degradation, such as breaking down the muscles around the heart killing their prey.
*** The Seps, [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast270.htm a small serpent described in a 1st Century CE bestiary]], had venom which could dissolve flesh and bone, making this Trope OlderThanFeudalism.

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** The venom of species of snake contain enzymes that kick-start the digestive process. These hemotoxic venoms and myotoxic venoms cause tissue degradation, such as breaking down the muscles around the heart killing their prey.
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prey. The Seps, [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast270.htm a small serpent described in a 1st Century CE bestiary]], had venom which could dissolve flesh and bone, making this Trope OlderThanFeudalism.



* Hydrofluoric acid is very corrosive and highly toxic. It can diffuse through skin and spread fluorine around, creating all kinds of havoc -- mainly by precipitation of calcium fluoride. It gets the calcium from your bones. In other words, it melts your bones from the inside out.
** It'll also take calcium from your blood, which is ''even worse''. Losing calcium from your bones weakens them. Losing calcium from your blood slows or stops your heart. Direct skin contact with even a small amount of hydrofluoric acid is rarely survivable without prompt treatment. Treatment that you're unlikely to get, because the human body also needs calcium to ''transmit pain signals'', leaving many victims entirely unaware that they've even been exposed until it's too late to do much more than say "poor bastard" and start making funeral arrangements.
*** Treatment for HF exposure is to soak the exposed skin in a calcium-rich solution immediately. That way, the HF goes for that calcium rather than the calcium in your bones and bloodstream. And you'll still want to go the hospital.
* Some poisons, most notably arsenic sulfides, will tarnish a silver spoon (due to the sulfur, not the arsenic). This led to some royal families using silver spoons to detect poison.

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* Hydrofluoric acid is very corrosive and highly toxic. It can diffuse through skin and spread fluorine around, creating all kinds of havoc -- mainly by precipitation of calcium fluoride. It gets the calcium from your bones. In other words, it melts your bones from the inside out.
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out. It'll also take calcium from your blood, which is ''even worse''. Losing calcium from your bones weakens them. Losing calcium from your blood slows or stops your heart. Direct skin contact with even a small amount of hydrofluoric acid is rarely survivable without prompt treatment. Treatment that you're unlikely to get, because the human body also needs calcium to ''transmit pain signals'', leaving many victims entirely unaware that they've even been exposed until it's too late to do much more than say "poor bastard" and start making funeral arrangements.
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arrangements. Treatment for HF exposure is to soak the exposed skin in a calcium-rich solution immediately. That way, the HF goes for that calcium rather than the calcium in your bones and bloodstream. And you'll still want to go the hospital.
* Some poisons, most notably arsenic sulfides, will tarnish a metallic silver spoon (due to the sulfur, not the arsenic). This led to some royal families using silver spoons to detect poison.



* Vesicants (blister agents) are poisons that are not normally corrosive to nonliving matter, but corrode and burn flesh, leaving nasty chemical burns and blisters. Typical examples are mustard gas and [[AlienKudzu giant hogweed]] sap.
** It should be noted that the sap of various hogweeds creates burns when it comes into contact with UV light - chemicals in the sap can make one's skin hypersensitive to sunlight - a condition known as phytophotodermatitis. To make things worse, same condition can be caused by celery, various citruses, rues, wild carrots and other similar plants.
* Chlorine gas is poisonous to inhale, precisely because it's a strong oxidizer. Iron will burn in chlorine. Fluorine is an even more powerful oxidizer. Both are extremely dangerous in many forms because they are capable of oxidizing things which have already been oxidized - and some fluorine compounds can be used to set asbestos on fire. Metal-fluorine fires are impossible to extinguish until the metal or fluorine runs out.
** [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Chlorine trifluoride]] is used to process uranium and to make computer chips. It is worse than the pure halogens. It ''sets sand on fire'' -- and often produces chlorine, fluorine, and hydrofluoric acid as byproducts of melting and burning its way through things. You handle it by keeping it inside specially-prepared metal containers. If the stuff gets loose, it will spontaneously react "with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers".
** Bromine is also a halogen, like the two elements above. It is a weaker oxidizer than chlorine and fluorine, but it's a liquid, which means it is normally much more concentrated and more easily absorbed by skin. It is toxic, corrosive and easily evaporated, which means your lungs are also in danger, just like with the two halogens above.

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* Vesicants (blister agents) are poisons that are not normally corrosive to nonliving matter, but corrode and burn flesh, leaving nasty chemical burns and blisters. Typical examples are mustard gas and [[AlienKudzu giant hogweed]] sap.
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sap. It should be noted that the sap of various hogweeds creates burns when it comes into contact with UV light - chemicals in the sap can make one's skin hypersensitive to sunlight - a condition known as phytophotodermatitis. To make things worse, same condition can be caused by celery, various citruses, rues, wild carrots and other similar plants.
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* Chlorine gas is poisonous to inhale, precisely because it's a strong oxidizer. Iron will burn in chlorine. Fluorine is an even more powerful oxidizer. Both are extremely dangerous in many forms because they are capable of oxidizing things which have already been oxidized - and some fluorine compounds can be used to set asbestos on fire. Metal-fluorine fires are impossible to extinguish until the metal or fluorine runs out.
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out. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Chlorine trifluoride]] is used to process uranium and to make computer chips. It is worse than the pure halogens. It ''sets sand on fire'' -- and often produces chlorine, fluorine, and hydrofluoric acid as byproducts of melting and burning its way through things. You handle it by keeping it inside specially-prepared metal containers. If the stuff gets loose, it will spontaneously react "with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers".
** * Bromine is also a halogen, like the two elements above. It is a weaker oxidizer than chlorine and fluorine, but it's a liquid, which means it is normally much more concentrated and more easily absorbed by skin. It is toxic, corrosive and easily evaporated, which means your lungs are also in danger, just like with the two halogens above.



* The synthetic [[DrugsAreBad narcotic]] [[http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/krokodil.asp "krokodil"]] (disturbing image warning). So called because the skin around the injection site often becomes dry and flaky, like the skin of a crocodile, because it is so [[HollywoodAcid acidic]]. (It's made by cooking up codeine with [[NoodleImplements gasoline, turpentine, and hydrochloric acid, just to name a few things]].)[[note]]It's cooked up usually by Russian heroin addicts who can no longer afford/easily acquire heroin. Hence the mishmash of rather unsavory ingredients. Conversely, since codeine-containing medications are much more tightly regulated in the US, and heroin is much more widely available/affordable, it's not likely for krokodil use to catch on in the US.[[/note]] This stuff can result in flesh just rotting and corroding right off, right down to the bone. For more absolute horror, it is ''incredibly'' addictive, which means that using it once may prevent you from stopping even as your skin rots off. Most krokodil users don't live more than 3 years after they start using it, and those that do survive and manage to stop are often permanently disfigured. Note that the corrosivity of krokodil comes from the [[WhatAnIdiot half-assed chemical technology]] used by the uneducated, unskilled addicts. The pure desomorphine alkaloid that can be extracted from raw krokodil has no such effects, it's essentially the same thing as heroin. One of the problems of krokodil use is that the high just doesn't last very long, forcing users to just keep cooking and injecting it again and again, exacerbating the damage.
* Similar to the above, long-term methamphetamine use can damage teeth, cause skin lesions, and so on. These effects are generally not the result of pure methamphetamine -- they are from the corrosive chemicals used to produce the methamphetamine that were not removed from the final product. (Methamphetamine itself, however, is neurotoxic and can cause nervous system damage.)
* Also likewise, prolonged cocaine use through snorting can cause damage to the inside of the nose, including the dissolution of the nasal septum. Part of this is because cocaine is a potent vasoconstrictor, and part of it is because powdered cocaine is in the form of a hydrochloride salt and its dissolution can cause the freed hydrochloric acid to get to work on the user's nasal tissue.
* Cashew nuts shells are saturated with skin-irritating, phenolic oil. Which is only corrosive to skin, not metal, as some people claim for cheap shocks. And one of its numerous uses is in medicine. (Thus says Paracelsus: Everything is poison, and nothing is, for it's the dose that makes a poison.)

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* The synthetic [[DrugsAreBad narcotic]] [[http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/krokodil.asp "krokodil"]] (disturbing image warning). So called because the skin around the injection site often becomes dry and flaky, like the skin of a crocodile, because it is so [[HollywoodAcid acidic]]. (It's [[note]]It's made by cooking up codeine with [[NoodleImplements gasoline, turpentine, and hydrochloric acid, just to name a few things]].)[[note]]It's things]]. It's cooked up usually by Russian heroin addicts who can no longer afford/easily acquire heroin. Hence the mishmash of rather unsavory ingredients. Conversely, since codeine-containing medications are much more tightly regulated in the US, and heroin is much more widely available/affordable, it's not likely for krokodil use to catch on in the US.[[/note]] This stuff can result in flesh just rotting and corroding right off, right down to the bone. For more absolute horror, it is ''incredibly'' addictive, which means that using it once may prevent you from stopping even as your skin rots off. Most krokodil users don't live more than 3 years after they start using it, and those that do survive and manage to stop are often permanently disfigured. Note that the corrosivity of krokodil comes from the [[WhatAnIdiot half-assed chemical technology]] used by the uneducated, unskilled addicts. The pure desomorphine alkaloid that can be extracted from raw krokodil has no such effects, it's essentially the same thing as heroin. One of the problems of krokodil use is that the high just doesn't last very long, forcing users to just keep cooking and injecting it again and again, exacerbating the damage.
* Similar to the above, long-term methamphetamine use can damage teeth, cause skin lesions, and so on. These effects are generally not the result of pure methamphetamine -- they are from the corrosive chemicals used to produce the methamphetamine that were not removed from the final product. (Methamphetamine Methamphetamine itself, however, is neurotoxic and can cause nervous system damage.)
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* Also likewise, there's a reason why the bleeding nose is a sign of a cocaine addict prolonged cocaine use through snorting can cause damage to the inside of the nose, including the dissolution of the nasal septum. Part of this is because cocaine is a potent vasoconstrictor, and part of it is because powdered cocaine is in the form of a hydrochloride salt and its dissolution can cause the freed hydrochloric acid to get to work on the user's nasal tissue.
* Cashew nuts shells are saturated with skin-irritating, phenolic oil. Which is only corrosive to skin, not metal, as some people claim for cheap shocks. And one of its numerous uses is in medicine. (Thus Thus says Paracelsus: Everything is poison, and nothing is, for it's the dose that makes a poison.)
17th Apr '17 2:41:26 AM Arivne
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*** MC13 ''Al-Qadim Monstrous Compendium Appendix''. The bite of a Winged Serpent injects a corrosive, acidic poison that does 2-16 HitPoints of damage.

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*** MC13 [=MC13=] ''Al-Qadim Monstrous Compendium Appendix''. The bite of a Winged Serpent injects a corrosive, acidic poison that does 2-16 HitPoints of damage.damage.
*** ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' supplement ''Greyspace''. The horg secrete a corrosive, poisonous liquid from their teeth and claws. Any creature they bite or claw takes up to 20 HitPoints of damage per minute for 10 minutes.
13th Mar '17 11:43:02 AM BeerBaron
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* Acid attacks and spells (like Acid Splash) in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' counts as poison.

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* Acid attacks and spells (like Acid Splash) in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' counts count as poison.a variety of Poison when it comes to calculating resistances.
8th Feb '17 2:18:40 PM Medinoc
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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and Cleopatra]]'', the Special Iced Arsenic Cake make by Artifis is so toxic that the batter AteTheSpoon -- ''before'' he added the acid.



* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and Cleopatra]]'', the Special Iced Arsenic Cake make by Artifis is so toxic that the batter AteTheSpoon -- ''before'' he added the acid.
14th Jan '17 8:17:12 AM StyxD
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* In some places, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_throwing various strong acids are thrown on people]] (usually girls and women, in acts of HonorRelatedAbuse) with the intent not necessarily of ''killing'' them [[note]] Although sometimes that ''is'' the intended result.[[/note]], but of leaving them permanently disfigured so that they'll be ostracized or unmarriageable. (The usual target for these types of attacks is the face, and many victims do survive.) Naturally, however, many victims of acid-throwing ''do'' die from their injuries. The most common acids used for this purpose are sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and (less frequently) hydrochloric acid.
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** Salandit plays this completely straight as it's ability (called "Corrosive") negates Steel-types immunity to poison (and also lets it poison Poison-types).

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** Salandit plays this completely straight as it's ability (called "Corrosive") with its ability, called "Corrosive". It negates Steel-types immunity to poison (and also poison, and lets it poison Poison-types).them and Poison-types.
16th Dec '16 4:20:05 AM Arivne
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*** MC13 ''Al-Qadim Monstrous Compendium Appendix''. The bite of a Winged Serpent injects a corrosive, acidic poison that does 2-16 HitPoints of damage.
13th Dec '16 9:04:42 PM DrArcheville
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*** The Seps, [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast270.htm a small serpent described in a 1st Century CE bestiary]], had venom which could dissolve flesh and bone, making this Trope OlderThanFeudalism.
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