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13th May '16 10:10:14 PM merotoker
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', [=DemiDevimon=] tries to kill Sora with a poison dart, but Biyomon TakesTheBullet for her. Thankfully for her, while the poison is lethal to humans, it only makes Digimon severely ill for a time. Which is rather unfortunate because [[BigBad Myotismon]] shows up directly after that...

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', [=DemiDevimon=] tries to kill Sora with a poison dart, but Biyomon TakesTheBullet [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]] for her. Thankfully for her, while the poison is lethal to humans, it only makes Digimon severely ill for a time. Which is rather unfortunate because [[BigBad Myotismon]] shows up directly after that...



** Centauri actually have jeweled hyperdermic needles. In other words they treasure poisons the way humans treasure swords.

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** Centauri actually have jeweled hyperdermic hypodermic needles. In other words they treasure poisons the way humans treasure swords.



* Poisoned weapons are a game mechanic in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. The latter has guns which fire ninja stars coated in a poison so horrible it ''makes the target's blood explode''. Generally used by the [[BlackAndGreyMorality even more evil races]], though in ''Warhammer'' they're a specialty of the close-as-you-get-to-good Lizardmen.

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* Poisoned weapons are a game mechanic in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. The latter has guns which fire ninja stars coated in a poison so horrible it ''makes the target's blood explode''. Generally used by the [[BlackAndGreyMorality [[BlackAndGrayMorality even more evil races]], though in ''Warhammer'' they're a specialty of the close-as-you-get-to-good Lizardmen.



* There's Bruno from ''Quest for Glory I'' and [[spoiler: the same Bruno's]] in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'. The poisoned daggers were a plot point in the second. The hero could obtain and even use one. Not recommended if you're playing a [[LawfulGood paladin]].

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* There's Bruno from ''Quest for Glory I'' and [[spoiler: the same Bruno's]] in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'.''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV''. The poisoned daggers were a plot point in the second. The hero could obtain and even use one. Not recommended if you're playing a [[LawfulGood paladin]].



** There are enough enemies dealing poisoned attacks to make poison resistances and cures necessary. Same with the ''{{Geneforge}}'' series.

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** There are enough enemies dealing poisoned attacks to make poison resistances and cures necessary. Same with the ''{{Geneforge}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' series.



* One of the targets in HitmanCodename47 and it's "remake" HitmanContracts (The same target) wields a poisoned sword that he will use in combat if he spots 47. This acts as a one hit kill in the first game, and deals a lot of damage in the remake. In the remake, 47 can take the sword, and use it against guards, although it's not a very good idea, as the sword cannot be hidden or taken into other levels. In addition, the target's personal bodyguard is immune to the sword, either for unexplained reasons or [[Kevlard]].

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* One of the targets in HitmanCodename47 ''VideoGame/HitmanCodename47'' and it's "remake" HitmanContracts ''VideoGame/HitmanContracts'' (The same target) wields a poisoned sword that he will use in combat if he spots 47. This acts as a one hit kill in the first game, and deals a lot of damage in the remake. In the remake, 47 can take the sword, and use it against guards, although it's not a very good idea, as the sword cannot be hidden or taken into other levels. In addition, the target's personal bodyguard is immune to the sword, either for unexplained reasons or [[Kevlard]].



* A recent development called Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) uses powderized tungsten alloys to limit the size of an explosion while maintaining lethality. While intended to reduce collateral damage, there are concerns that the metal particles ejected by the explosion could potentially be highly carcinogenic.

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* A recent development called Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) uses powderized tungsten alloys to limit the size of an explosion while maintaining lethality. While intended to reduce collateral damage, there are concerns that the metal particles ejected by the explosion could potentially be highly carcinogenic.
3rd May '16 9:55:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In some versions of ''{{Tristan and Isolde}}'', Tristan is poisoned by the Irish knight Morholt's spear (but wins the duel), and [[MosesInTheBullrushes sent on a craft without oars or sail]] as a last-ditch effort. He lands in Ireland, where Morholt's niece Isolde cures him, not knowing ''he'' was Morholt's killer.

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* In some versions of ''{{Tristan and Isolde}}'', Tristan is poisoned by the Irish knight Morholt's spear (but wins the duel), and [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes sent on a craft without oars or sail]] as a last-ditch effort. He lands in Ireland, where Morholt's niece Isolde cures him, not knowing ''he'' was Morholt's killer.
29th Apr '16 10:03:17 AM kikiandlala
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[[folder:Mythology and Religion]]
* Hercules uses arrows dipped in the blood of the Lernean Hydra, wounds from these arrows are deadly as there is no cure.
* Paris used a poisoned arrow to kill Achilles when he shot him in the heel.
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29th Apr '16 9:52:04 AM kikiandlala
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* In Michael Moorcock's Erekose story ''The Eternal Champion'', Erekose uses the poisonous (or radioactive) sword Kanajana. The toxicity of the blade will kill humans and eldren with a slight scratch. Kanajana is so dangerously "radioactive" (Erekose himself isn't sure if it's radioactive or supernatural) that it needs to be kept in sheathe and can only be safely used by him.

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* In Michael Moorcock's Erekose Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Erekose/John Daker'' story ''The Eternal Champion'', Erekose uses the poisonous (or radioactive) sword Kanajana. The toxicity of the blade will kill humans and eldren with a slight scratch. Kanajana is so dangerously "radioactive" (Erekose himself isn't sure if it's radioactive or supernatural) that it needs to be kept in sheathe and can only be safely used by him.
29th Apr '16 9:49:40 AM kikiandlala
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* In Michael Moorcock's Erekose story ''The Eternal Champion'', Erekose uses the poisonous (or radioactive) sword Kanajana. The toxicity of the blade will kill humans and eldren with a slight scratch. Kanajana is so dangerously "radioactive" (Erekose himself isn't sure if it's radioactive or supernatural) that it needs to be kept in sheathe and can only be safely used by him.
14th Apr '16 12:10:07 AM Killerikala
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* One of the targets in HitmanCodename47 and it's "remake" HitmanContracts (The same target) wields a poisoned sword that he will use in combat if he spots 47. This acts as a one hit kill in the first game, and deals a lot of damage in the remake. In the remake, 47 can take the sword, and use it against guards, although it's not a very good idea, as the sword cannot be hidden or taken into other levels. In addition, the target's personal bodyguard is immune to the sword, either for unexplained reasons or [[Kevlard]].
15th Mar '16 11:35:33 PM Alceister
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* Generally speaking, poisoned weapons were not very commonly used in warfare because it was an unreliable and overly complicated way of killing a person. Any injury inflicted with a poisoned weapon is more than likely to bleed out faster than the poison could be absorbed; even if were to be absorbed in sufficient amounts, it would take some time before the effects actually come into play. Typically, poisoned weapons were mainly used for hunting, in which case the poison can be given enough time to take hold and debilitate an animal, so that a hunter can catch up and deliver the final blow. For obvious reasons, this requires a poison that is relatively benign and/or destroyed by the heat of cooking.

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* Generally speaking, poisoned weapons were not very commonly used in warfare because it was warfare, as they were an unreliable and overly complicated way of killing a person. Any injury inflicted with a poisoned weapon is more than likely to bleed out faster than the poison could be absorbed; even if were to be absorbed in sufficient amounts, it would take some time before the effects actually come into play. Typically, poisoned weapons were mainly used for hunting, in which case the poison can be given enough time to take hold and debilitate an animal, so that a hunter can catch up and deliver the final blow. For obvious reasons, this requires a poison that is relatively benign and/or destroyed by the heat of cooking.
13th Mar '16 7:44:41 PM Alceister
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* Generally speaking, poisoned weapons were not very commonly used in warfare because it was an unreliable and overly complicated way of killing a person. Any injury inflicted with a poisoned weapon is more than likely to bleed out faster than the poison could be absorbed; even if were to be absorbed in sufficient amounts, it would take some time before the effects actually come into play. Typically, poisoned weapons were mainly used for hunting, in which case the poison can be given enough time to take hold and debilitate an animal, so that a hunter can catch up and deliver the final blow. (For obvious reasons, this requires a poison that is relatively benign and/or destroyed by the heat of cooking.)

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* Generally speaking, poisoned weapons were not very commonly used in warfare because it was an unreliable and overly complicated way of killing a person. Any injury inflicted with a poisoned weapon is more than likely to bleed out faster than the poison could be absorbed; even if were to be absorbed in sufficient amounts, it would take some time before the effects actually come into play. Typically, poisoned weapons were mainly used for hunting, in which case the poison can be given enough time to take hold and debilitate an animal, so that a hunter can catch up and deliver the final blow. (For For obvious reasons, this requires a poison that is relatively benign and/or destroyed by the heat of cooking.)



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27th Feb '16 1:03:56 PM dalek955
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* ''Man Plus'', a science fiction novel by Creator/FrederikPohl, has the U.S. Secret Service require women meeting the president to soak their hands in a solution first, in case their fingernails have a biochemical poison on them.

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* ''Man Plus'', ''Literature/ManPlus'', a science fiction novel by Creator/FrederikPohl, has the U.S. Secret Service require women meeting the president to soak their hands in a solution first, in case their fingernails have a biochemical poison on them.


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*In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'', Saeter and his slave/apprentice Blacknail occasionally use weapons coated with paralytic [[GiantSpider timber spider]] venom.
9th Feb '16 8:18:33 PM DarkMask
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* From ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' there's the [[Creator/FranzKafka Kafka]], a large bow crafted from a demonic dragonfly that can shoot out venomous spears or even infernal insects, all of which can poison an enemy and slow their movement. Also, when she uses the Tetsuzankou when wielding the [[MorphWeapon Rodin]] the weapon will turn into a poisonous whip that can hit multiple enemies at once.

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* From ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' there's the [[Creator/FranzKafka Kafka]], a large bow crafted from a demonic dragonfly that can shoot out venomous spears or even infernal insects, all of which can poison an enemy and slow their movement. Also, when she uses the Tetsuzankou technique when wielding the [[MorphWeapon Rodin]] the weapon will turn into a poisonous whip that can hit multiple enemies at once.
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