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14th Mar '17 4:31:36 AM Getta
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This is one of those "powers" that [[WhyAmITicking are difficult to miss]] when they first manifest, usually resulting in a DeadLittleSister at the hands of the Poisonous Person. Is it any wonder that they come to embrace BadPowersBadPeople and become villains? Of course [[PersonalityPowers they probably weren't nice to begin with]]. This kind of villain isn't just difficult to fight, but also ''very'' versatile in applying their power. They'll use the sweat from their brow to salt a field, fill darts with their poisonous tears, turn a bloody wound [[DefensiveFeintTrap into their enemy's demise]] by [[CombatSadomasochist cutting themselves]] to poison their blade. Some of them may even have [[PoisonIsCorrosive their poison be corrosive, if not throwing actual acidic stuff.]] If their power is disease based, they make an excellent {{Plaguemaster}}. Or they might end up as a hapless TyphoidMary.

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This is one of those "powers" that [[WhyAmITicking are difficult to miss]] when they first manifest, usually resulting in a DeadLittleSister at the hands of the Poisonous Person. Is it any wonder that they come to embrace BadPowersBadPeople and become villains? Of course [[PersonalityPowers they probably weren't nice to begin with]]. This kind of villain isn't just difficult to fight, but also ''very'' versatile in applying their power. They'll use the sweat from their brow to salt a field, fill darts with their poisonous tears, turn a bloody wound [[DefensiveFeintTrap into their enemy's demise]] by [[CombatSadomasochist cutting themselves]] to poison their blade. Some of them may even have [[PoisonIsCorrosive their poison be corrosive, corrosive,]] [[HollywoodAcid if not throwing actual acidic stuff.]] Sometimes they may use [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive poisoning]]. If their power is disease based, they make an excellent {{Plaguemaster}}. Or they might end up as a hapless TyphoidMary.
13th Mar '17 2:24:15 PM narm00
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* Magellan, the chief warden of Impel Down from ''Manga/OnePiece'', ate the Doku Doku no Mi (Venom-Venom Fruit) which makes him literally a Poison Man. He can produce everything from a toxin that can melt steel and stone to simple tear gas. (The most infamous way was being able to create a three-headed hydra that was ''made'' of poison, literally. His ''most'' deadly way to harness this came later, when he created a different poison-monster called Venom Demon: Hell's Judgment, which looked like a gigantic, skeletal-looking demonic beast. It was not only poisonous, it [[HollywoodAcid was incredibly caustic]], and according to him, was powerful enough to "destroy Impel Down itself".) He eats poisoned foods in order to fuel his powers, and his powers give him a liking for the taste, though it gives him terrible diarrhea. Given the fact that he's a BigEater (being a big guy), he has to spend ten hours a day in the bathroom (which combined with the fact that he has to sleep, means he can only work about four hours a day. Still, that didn't seem to be much of a handicap. He's presented as a guardian who [[AntiVillain only wants to prevent all the worst criminals in the world from terrorizing the public]].

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* Magellan, the chief warden of Impel Down from ''Manga/OnePiece'', ate the Doku Doku no Mi (Venom-Venom Fruit) which makes him literally a Poison Man. He can produce everything from a toxin that can melt steel and stone to simple tear gas. (The most infamous way was being able to create a three-headed hydra that was ''made'' of poison, literally. His ''most'' deadly way to harness this came later, when he created a different poison-monster called Venom Demon: Hell's Judgment, which looked like a gigantic, skeletal-looking demonic beast. It was not only poisonous, it [[HollywoodAcid was incredibly caustic]], and according to him, was powerful enough to "destroy Impel Down itself".) He eats poisoned foods in order to fuel his powers, and his powers give him a liking for the taste, though it gives him terrible diarrhea. Given the fact that he's a BigEater (being a big guy), he has to spend ten hours a day in the bathroom (which bathroom, which combined with the fact that he has to sleep, means he can only work about four hours a day. Still, that didn't seem to be much of a handicap. He's presented as a guardian who [[AntiVillain only wants to prevent all the worst criminals in the world from terrorizing the public]].



* Averted with Muk in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', where despite being living poison, he pretty much smothers Ash every time they meet and is also seen smothering Professor Owak frequently, yet neither suffers after effects.

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* Averted with Muk in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', where despite being living poison, he pretty much smothers Ash every time they meet and is also seen smothering Professor Owak Oak frequently, yet neither suffers after effects.



* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}} has Naraku, whose body constantly oozes poisonous miasma. It's implied that all demonic power is inherently poisonous, and Naraku especially so due to being created from numerous fused demons.

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* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}} ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' has Naraku, whose body constantly oozes poisonous miasma. It's implied that all demonic power is inherently poisonous, and Naraku especially so due to being created from numerous fused demons.



* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy]], when she wants to be.

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Poison Ivy]], ComicBook/PoisonIvy, when she wants to be.



* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', where [[spoiler: Ozymandius]] sets up Dr. Manhattan to acquire a reputation as a Poisonous (well, Radioactive) Person. He's not, but so many people he'd associated with are revealed to have come down with cancer that the big blue guy gets crucified by the press, and soon leaves Earth, in part to dodge these allegations.

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', where [[spoiler: Ozymandius]] Ozymandias]] sets up Dr. Manhattan to acquire a reputation as a Poisonous (well, Radioactive) Person. He's not, but so many people he'd associated with are revealed to have come down with cancer that the big blue guy gets crucified by the press, and soon leaves Earth, in part to dodge these allegations.



* [=DiNA=]: Simmons, the ''Crimson Plague''. She bleeds, you die-- horribly and instantly.
* June Covington, aka "Toxie Doxie", from the MarvelUniverse. She can exhale DeadlyGas and has a toxin in her blood which is fatal within seconds, all thanks to a bit of genetic self-experimentation.

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* [=DiNA=]: Simmons, the ''Crimson Plague''. She bleeds, you die-- die -- horribly and instantly.
* June Covington, aka "Toxie Doxie", from the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. She can exhale DeadlyGas and has a toxin in her blood which is fatal within seconds, all thanks to a bit of genetic self-experimentation.



* The ''{{Unexpected}}'' story "The Bride Was All Aglow" has as its protagonist a man so heavily contaminated in a nuclear plant industrial accident that even the air he exhales needs to be bottled and buried. Unusually for this trope, he's cancer-riddled and in constant pain, and has no more than two years to live.

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* The ''{{Unexpected}}'' ''[[ComicBook/TalesOfTheUnexpected Unexpected]]'' story "The Bride Was All Aglow" has as its protagonist a man so heavily contaminated in a nuclear plant industrial accident that even the air he exhales needs to be bottled and buried. Unusually for this trope, he's cancer-riddled and in constant pain, and has no more than two years to live.



* A storyline in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers West Coast]]'' #98-100 (September-November, 1993), features an ArchivedArmy scenario. [[Characters/TheBorgias Lucrezia Borgia]] serves as an agent of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Hell Lord]] Satannish. She is granted AbsurdlySharpClaws coated with poison.

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* A storyline in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers West Coast]]'' #98-100 (September-November, 1993), 1993) features an ArchivedArmy scenario. [[Characters/TheBorgias Lucrezia Borgia]] serves as an agent of the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Hell Lord]] Satannish. She is granted AbsurdlySharpClaws coated with poison.



* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]'', later in the story Jaune has to fight [[spoiler: his father, who has been infected by Conquest, basically a Grimm virus who infects everything he touches. Conquest gets all the memories of the people he infects, as well as their body, which means their fighting style as well. Jaune's father uses bombs.]] Before fighting Conquest, Jaune's mother was holding him off. The readers lose sight of them for a few chapters but when we get back, Jaune's mother is nearly dead and missing limbs, not from Conquest's attacks, but from incinerating any part of her body touched by Conquest's attacks, keeping her from being infected.

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* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay ''[[Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]'', later in the story Jaune has to fight [[spoiler: his father, who has been infected by Conquest, basically a Grimm virus who infects everything he touches. Conquest gets all the memories of the people he infects, as well as their body, which means their fighting style as well. Jaune's father uses bombs.]] Before fighting Conquest, Jaune's mother was holding him off. The readers lose sight of them for a few chapters but when we get back, Jaune's mother is nearly dead and missing limbs, not from Conquest's attacks, but from incinerating any part of her body touched by Conquest's attacks, keeping her from being infected.
10th Mar '17 4:16:09 PM REV6Pilot
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Not a PoisonousFriend (though giving a character both tropes would be all sorts of appropriate). See also WalkingWasteland, EnemyToAllLivingThings and TechnicolorToxin.

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Not a PoisonousFriend (though giving a character both tropes would be all sorts of appropriate). Differs from MasterPoisoner in that the master poisoner knows his way around toxins, although the two can overlap if the Poisonous Person is sufficiently smart and well in control of their own toxins. See also WalkingWasteland, EnemyToAllLivingThings and TechnicolorToxin.
3rd Mar '17 11:44:21 AM Mimic1990
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* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}} has Naraku, whose body constantly oozes poisonous miasma. It's implied that all demonic power is inherently poisonous, and Naraku especially so due to being created from numerous fused demons.
27th Feb '17 12:19:36 PM narm00
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* In a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue which [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]] was cured of cancer. Unfortunately, everyone around him starts getting sick with cancer and it's contagious. He caused plagues on Earth, the Skrull, and the Kree before he realized what was going on.

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* In a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue which issue, [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]] was cured of cancer. Unfortunately, everyone around him starts started getting sick with cancer cancer, and it's it was contagious. He caused plagues on Earth, and among the Skrull, Skrull and the Kree Kree, before he realized what was going on.
12th Feb '17 5:10:44 AM Getta
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There are some people no one wants to be around, either due to [[SmugSnake smarminess]] or poor hygiene (or both!) they seem to ooze from every pore and make the air around them noxious, and anyone they touch will feel like immediately disinfecting the area. For the Poisonous Person, that is exactly the case. They are lethal to touch because their body naturally produces [[UniversalPoison universally lethal toxins]], emits radiation or carries a host of dangerous diseases. Of course, ''they'' are [[TheImmune immune]] to these hazards, but not so everyone else.

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There are some people no one wants to be around, either due to [[SmugSnake smarminess]] or poor hygiene (or both!) they seem to ooze from every pore and make the air around them noxious, and anyone they touch will feel like immediately disinfecting the area. For the Poisonous Person, that is exactly the case. They are [[HarmfulToTouch lethal to touch touch]] because their body naturally produces [[UniversalPoison universally lethal toxins]], emits radiation or carries a host of dangerous diseases. Of course, ''they'' are [[TheImmune immune]] to these hazards, but not so everyone else.



This is one of those "powers" that [[WhyAmITicking are difficult to miss]] when they first manifest, usually resulting in a DeadLittleSister at the hands of the Poisonous Person. Is it any wonder that they come to embrace BadPowersBadPeople and become villains? Of course [[PersonalityPowers they probably weren't nice to begin with]]. This kind of villain isn't just difficult to fight, but also ''very'' versatile in applying their power. They'll use the sweat from their brow to salt a field, fill darts with their poisonous tears, turn a bloody wound [[DefensiveFeintTrap into their enemy's demise]] by [[CombatSadomasochist cutting themselves]] to poison their blade. If their power is disease based, they make an excellent {{Plaguemaster}}. Or they might end up as a hapless TyphoidMary.

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This is one of those "powers" that [[WhyAmITicking are difficult to miss]] when they first manifest, usually resulting in a DeadLittleSister at the hands of the Poisonous Person. Is it any wonder that they come to embrace BadPowersBadPeople and become villains? Of course [[PersonalityPowers they probably weren't nice to begin with]]. This kind of villain isn't just difficult to fight, but also ''very'' versatile in applying their power. They'll use the sweat from their brow to salt a field, fill darts with their poisonous tears, turn a bloody wound [[DefensiveFeintTrap into their enemy's demise]] by [[CombatSadomasochist cutting themselves]] to poison their blade. Some of them may even have [[PoisonIsCorrosive their poison be corrosive, if not throwing actual acidic stuff.]] If their power is disease based, they make an excellent {{Plaguemaster}}. Or they might end up as a hapless TyphoidMary.
8th Jan '17 10:43:35 PM TheGentlemen
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* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay: The Games We Play]]'', later in the story Jaune has to fight [[spoiler: his father, who has been infected by Conquest, basically a Grimm virus who infects everything he touches. Conquest gets all the memories of the people he infects, as well as their body, which means their fighting style as well. Jaune's father uses bombs.]] Before fighting Conquest, Jaune's mother was holding him off. The readers lose sight of them for a few chapters but when we get back, Jaune's mother is nearly dead and missing limbs, not from Conquest's attacks, but from incinerating any part of her body touched by Conquest's attacks, keeping her from being infected.

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* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay: php/Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay The Games We Play]]'', later in the story Jaune has to fight [[spoiler: his father, who has been infected by Conquest, basically a Grimm virus who infects everything he touches. Conquest gets all the memories of the people he infects, as well as their body, which means their fighting style as well. Jaune's father uses bombs.]] Before fighting Conquest, Jaune's mother was holding him off. The readers lose sight of them for a few chapters but when we get back, Jaune's mother is nearly dead and missing limbs, not from Conquest's attacks, but from incinerating any part of her body touched by Conquest's attacks, keeping her from being infected.
8th Jan '17 10:42:35 PM TheGentlemen
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* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay: The Games We Play]]'', later in the story Jaune has to fight [[spoiler: his father, who has been infected by Conquest, basically a Grimm virus who infects everything he touches. Conquest gets all the memories of the people he infects, as well as their body, which means their fighting style as well. Jaune's father uses bombs.]] Before fighting Conquest, Jaune's mother was holding him off. The readers lose sight of them for a few chapters but when we get back, Jaune's mother is nearly dead and missing limbs, not from Conquest's attacks, but from incinerating any part of her body touched by Conquest's attacks, keeping her from being infected.
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25th Dec '16 11:00:59 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' [[WitchSpecies witches]] are a variant on this trope: their blood is poisonous, at least to plants. Apparently this is why they're normally killed through burning, drowning, etc.--spilling too much of their blood can make the land infertile for a long time. [[spoiler:[[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] and [[HeroicWannabe David]] are willing to take advantage of this when the African gods threaten them]].
17th Dec '16 10:55:16 AM SeaRover
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** As for Poison specialists, there are Gym Leader/[[TookALevelInBadass Elite Four]] [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Koga]], his daughter Janine, who are both ninjas, which may or may not be related to the implied difficulty of training these things, and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Roxie]] who's a punk-rock musician.

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** As for Poison specialists, there are Gym Leader/[[TookALevelInBadass Elite Four]] [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Koga]], his daughter Janine, who are both ninjas, which may or may not be related to the implied difficulty of training these things, and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 Roxie]] who's a punk-rock musician.musician, and many Bikers and Grunts throughout the series itself.
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