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"The sickly sweet aroma spreads.
Its stagnant arms bring only harm,
Along with sluggish, looming dread."
Agent 8, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

"Good news. I've just worked out what that thing you just incinerated did. It was a Morality Core they installed after I flooded the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin to make me stop flooding the Enrichment Center with a deadly neurotoxin. So get comfortable, while I warm up the neurotoxin emitters."
GLaDOS, Portal

"Warning: Neurotoxin pressure is reaching dangerously unlethal levels."
Announcer, Portal 2

It's your old friend, deadly neurotoxin. If I were you, I'd take a deep breath. And hold it.
GLaDOS, Portal 2

The gas we kill with is clear, odorless, totally imperceptible. But that wasn't good enough: I thought people should see it coming, see it creeping up around their legs, through their fingers, inching towards their nose. So my gas is green, the color of life. That's what I like about life. First it giveth, then it taketh away...
They can only hold their breath for so long. I like watching them try.
Hermes T Haight, The Suffering

The wind kept moving the gas towards the French lines. We heard the cows bawling, and the horses screaming. The French kept on shooting.

They couldn’t possibly see what they were shooting at. In about 15 minutes the gun fire started to quiet. After a half hour, only occasional shots. Then everything was quiet again. In a while it had cleared and we walked past the empty gas bottles.

What we saw was total death. Nothing was alive.

All of the animals had come out of their holes to die. Dead rabbits, moles, and rats and mice were everywhere. The smell of the gas was still in the air. It hung on the few bushes which were left.

When we got to the French lines the trenches were empty but in a half mile the bodies of French soldiers were everywhere. It was unbelievable. Then we saw there were some English. You could see where men had clawed at their faces, and throats, trying to get breath.

Some had shot themselves. The horses, still in the stables, cows, chickens, everything, all were dead. Everything, even the insects were dead.

Willi Siebert, on the first chlorine gas attack.

"Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning."
Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est"


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