I Love Nuclear Power/Playing With

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: Genetic mutation.
  • 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.
  • Averted: No one gets superpowers from radiation.
  • Enforced: ???
  • 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: ???

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