Created By: Voyd211 on August 8, 2012 Last Edited By: bulmabriefs144 on November 11, 2012

Made of Unobtainium

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This trope, in essence, is Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A character is made out of the series' resident Unobtanium or Green Rocks.

Super Trope to Man of Kryptonite.

Examples of this trope:

  • Wolverine isn't entirely made of such, but his skeleton is made of adamantium.
  • Hohenheim, the living Philosopher's Stone.
Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • August 9, 2012
    Isn't this the same as Made Of Phlebotinum?
  • August 9, 2012
    No, Made Of Phlebotinum is when the ENTIRE WORLD functions as such. This is when it's just one character.
  • August 9, 2012
    You might want to distinguish it from items made of unobtanium by calling it Mister Unobtanium or something.
  • August 9, 2012
    Man of Kryptonite wouldn't necessarily be a sub-trope to this - Mo K is about a character who focused around another character's main weakness, but that weakness could be something common, and the character isn't necessarily BUILT from that weakness, just themed around it.
  • August 9, 2012
    Captain America himself is an example. The serum that gave him his physique was lost when the head scientist behind the serum was assassinated by a Nazi spy, and his trademark circular shield is made of a very particular mix of adamantium and vibranium, among other things, making it hard to replicate.
  • August 9, 2012
  • August 9, 2012
    Wolverine's skeleton is not made of adamantium.
  • August 9, 2012
    Well, it is, and it is not. It's grafted with Adamantium to the point that it's more metal than bone, but he probably still has bone marrow, else he wouldn't be able to make new blood cells.
  • August 9, 2012
    Marvel canon is that his skeleton is "laced with" or "reinforced by" adamantium. It could accurately be referred to as an "adamantium skeleton" much like a "diamond drill bit" accurately refers to something that is not made of diamond.

    There is no "is so", it is just "not so". I think that is critical, not nitpicking. This does not seem distinct from existing "phlebotinum" tropes.
  • August 10, 2012
    Unobtainium has an extra "i" you spelled it Unobtanium
  • November 11, 2012
    Motion to discard.