Acid Pool


(permanent link) added: 2009-10-20 13:37:46 sponsor: 32_Footsteps (last reply: 2010-10-07 06:59:17)

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The go-to Death Trap for any Mad Scientist that doesn't have access to a Lava Pit - usually bubbling a sickly green color, it will melt the flesh of your bones and leave nothing but a bleached skeleton, if that. Can be used both for moats near precarious bridges and lowering heroes into.

Highly impractical in Real Life due to the nature of acid, particularly if bubbling. Acid is often produced when highly caustic negative ions are dissolved in water, and they are quite capable of escaping, particularly if in high enough concentrations as to remove flesh from the bone. These remain caustic and are quite likely to damage anyone nearby (almost like a chemical version of Convection Schmonvection).

Note that the opposite, a Base Pool, would be just as deadly, though those almost never show up.

Examples:
  • The liquid pits in several areas in Portal.
  • Several of the areas in Metroid (for example, Brinstar in the original game) have acid pools which only damage Samus should she fall in. Perhaps justified because of her Powered Armor.
  • All over the place in Doom.
  • That weird black goo at the end of the second Tomb Raider movie.
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