Created By: ThePope on October 21, 2012 Last Edited By: ThePope on April 22, 2013
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Gas Master

A character who utilizes the power of gas

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A character who utilizes the power of gas.

Whether they wield it through supernatural means or with a gas-launching weapon, this character uses Knockout Gas, Deadly Gas, poisonous gas, and all sorts of other chemicals as their primary means of attack.

Can occasionally cross over into Super Smoke if the character is actually made of the stuff. Add a lighter, and this can turn into Playing with Fire. Not related to Fartillery, unless the wielder actually does include farts as their method of attack, in which case...ew.


Examples

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  • In One Piece, Caesar Clown has the ability to produce and control gasses. Seeing how he's a Mad Scientist, gas is also his general motif.
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  • Pokémon: the Koffing and Gastly lines. There are a lot of Poison-type moves that involves gases.
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Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • October 21, 2012
    reub2000
    Not related to Fartillery.
  • October 21, 2012
    Chernoskill
    Actually is is. Fartillery would be a sub-trope to this.
  • October 21, 2012
    StarSword
    There was a metahuman on Static Shock who had it as her power, but I can't remember her name.
  • October 21, 2012
    shimaspawn
    <Mod Hat>

    Not A Trope. X uses Y weapon is not tropable on it's own and gas as a weapon does not correspond to a specific narrative impact. Motion to discard.
  • October 21, 2012
    ThePope
    Poisonous Gas can be seen as an Elemental Power, so I think it applies.
  • October 21, 2012
    KZN02
    I believe her name was Puff.

    • Pokemon: the Koffing and Gastly lines. There are a lot of Poison-type moves that involves gases.
  • October 21, 2012
    shimaspawn
    <Mod Hat> Being sort of an elemental power if you squint is also not tropeworthy.
  • October 21, 2012
    acrobox
    It could be a subtrope of the overarching 'Poison' Element like Poisonous Person, Walking Wasteland or Plague Master.
  • October 21, 2012
    aurora369
    Maybe there's something in common between all those gas users?
  • October 23, 2012
    Arivne
    If this were limited to creating/using gas as an innate ability it could be a Stock Superpower.
  • April 22, 2013
    Noah1
  • April 22, 2013
    JonnyB
    • The Galaxy Trio had Vapor Man, who was able to transform into any sort of gas.

    • The Impossibles had Fluid Man, who although his power was chiefly fluidic, he could also turn himself into a vapor such as steam.
      • Similarly, Zan of The Wonder Twins' power was transforming into any form of water, one form being, of course, steam.
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