Created By: JusticeManDecember 13, 2011

Bonded to an Alien Supwerweapon

Gets powers by alien weapon

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Stock origin. Suddenly alien weapon just falls down from sky. Instant power!!!!!

  • Blue Beetle
  • Japanese Spider Man
  • Ben10
    • St. George from Ben 10.
  • Armory and Gauntlet from Avengers
  • Venom is his adaptions. Though not so in the comics (he was deliberately piked up on an alien world, rather than just winding up on Earth.)

Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • December 13, 2011
    69BookWorM69
    Hmmm. I think Venom in all its incarnations would count; regardless of how it was introduced, the symbiont bonds to the person's body, thereby bestowing power.
  • December 13, 2011
    Duncan
  • December 13, 2011
    Lumpenprole
    Earthworm Jim. A supersuit falls from the sky, lands on a worm. Now the worm is a super.
  • December 13, 2011
    Lumpenprole
    Tech Jacket of the Invincible Universe is the name of the hero as well as the power suit (developed by aliens) to which he's bonded. The aliens wear them permanently to just reach the strength of humans, they've grown so weak as a species. On a human, however, the power is magnified by the same factor.
  • December 13, 2011
    Lumpenprole
    The movie Laserblast featured an alien laser gun that only worked if you were wearing an accessory amulet- which gradually mutated the wearer.
  • December 13, 2011
    MarkLungo
    Does Green Lantern count? Star Brand from The New Universe probably does.
  • December 13, 2011
    fulltimeD
    An episode of the new The Outer Limits featured a criminal who buys an alien gun, which sprouts cables and tendrils that connect to his arm every time he uses it, resulting in a physiological transformation.
  • December 13, 2011
    JonnyB
    Lonergan in Cowboys And Aliens.
  • December 13, 2011
    foxley
    Golden Gloves from Astro City.
  • December 13, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Venom could count, since when it/he was "picked up" it wasn't realized that it/he was a symbiote, it was just clothes.

    The Witchblade from Witchblade is a supernatural item rather than alien, but it works pretty much the same way - it bonds to a human female and gives her amazing powers.
  • December 13, 2011
    ParadiscaCorbasi
    Wikus from District9.

    But isn't this just Imported Alien Phlebotinum?
  • December 14, 2011
    Darthcaliber
    The Guyver
  • December 14, 2011
    Shnakepup
    @ParadiscaCorbasi: It's related, but not the same (since Imported Alien Phlebotinum doesn't specify that the phlebotinum is bonded to the character who finds it).
  • December 14, 2011
    dalek955
  • December 14, 2011
    moocow1452
    Sort of an inclusive make of Imported Alien Phlebotinum and Clingy Macguffin. Would that make it a trope if it's just that cross-section?
  • December 14, 2011
    fulltimeD
    This is definitely distinct enough to be its own trope. It's not always a Mac Guffin but it is always bonded to the user.

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