Main Acquired Poison Immunity Discussion

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07:44:20 AM Feb 10th 2014
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  • In Dino Attack RPG, Amanda Claw acquired several poison immunities during her years as Silencia Venomosa. This protected her from the poisonous gas in the Mindstorms, Inc. office building. She also hoped this would protect her from the XERRD toxins, but evidently that is one immunity she never acquired; still, she held out longer than most of her fellow Dino Attack agents.

Is this immunity Acquired via slow exposure, per the trope description?
01:34:04 PM Feb 10th 2014
Yes, as confirmed by Word of God.
11:30:10 PM Mar 8th 2013
edited by Arivne
The following was deleted because it isn't an example of this trope. It does not have "increasing doses of a poison over time gives immunity", which is what this trope is about. A D&D character's resistance to poison increases with their level even if they're never exposed to poison in play.

  • To an extent, D&D in general models this with its improving saving throws (or non-AC defenses in 4th edition) for higher-level characters and monsters; the more badass you are, the less likely poison is to affect you, period. (This is particularly true for earlier editions in which a character's save vs. any and all poisons regardless of source or type was pretty much the same as determined by class, level, and miscellaneous modifiers.) Also subverted, however, in that this mechanic alone doesn't model building up resistance or immunity to any specific poison; even a character who's successfully saved against, say, rattlesnake venom throughout multiple encounters may still fall victim to a natural 1 right on the next roll.
08:44:30 AM May 4th 2012
Does the Pokemon Immune ability come about due to exposure, or is it innate?
12:40:15 PM Mar 7th 2012
The following was deleted from the Dungeons & Dragons example because it's innate, not acquired.

  • ...and Dwarfs have an innate resistance.
02:19:19 AM Nov 29th 2010
You need to add in The Vampire Diaries to this as well, since in season 2 Stephen knocks Katherine out with Vervain and chains her up. At the end of the episode Katherine just breaks the chains, telling Stephen that after what happened in 1865 she has built up an immunity to vervain.