Playing With / I Love Nuclear Power

Basic Trope: Exposure to radiation = instant super powers.
  • Straight: Alice is exposed to radiation and becomes Amazing Girl.
  • Exaggerated: After NukeCo dumps radioactive waste in the small burg of Troperville, every citizen gains super powers.
  • Downplayed: Alice was already a superhero, but radiation makes her somewhat stronger.
  • Justified: Alice has a gene that gives her superpowers, which is activated in life threatening circumstances such as radiation poisioning
  • Inverted: Amazing Girl loses her powers when she is exposed to radiation.
  • Subverted: Alice exposed to radiation and becomes...violently ill with leukemia.
  • Double Subverted: But a side effect of the chemo gives her superpowers.
  • Parodied: NukeCo uses the super mutations in their PR campaign.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice - diagnosed with leukemia - gets super powers as a side effect of chemo. But that turns out to be a hallucination. But then her leukemia is cured by Radiation Richard, who really did get his powers from radiation.
  • Averted: No one gets superpowers from radiation.
  • Enforced: The comic book's title is "The Atomic Avengers" so all the members of the team have to get their powers from radiation.
  • Lampshaded: "What's with everyone getting superpowers? I though radiation was deadly..."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Alice exposes herself to radiation so that she can get superpowers.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • Alice exposes herself to radiation to try to get superpowers, but dies from radiation poisoning.
    • Alice gets superpowers, but also still gets leukemia and is driven insane by denial and radiation poisoning.

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