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"Imagine if you could be smarter, stronger, healthier. What if you could even have amazing powers, light fires with your mind… That's what Plasmids do for a man."
― Atlas (BioShock)

Obtain abilities by ingesting specialized drugs. Though not a power in itself, it does grant powers to the user. Variation of Chemical-Based Powers and Powers Via Object.

Also Called

  • Drug Augmentation
  • Drug Empowerment
  • Drug Enhancement

Capabilities

The user can obtain superpowers by taking special drugs. However, most of the time the powers are either temporary or single use effect, and the user must continue to take the drugs to maintain their strength.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May become overdependent and/or dangerously addicted.
  • User may be powerless without the drugs.
  • May cause drowsiness.
  • User may suffer from an overdose or withdrawal.
  • Many other potential side-effects.

Known Drugs

Comics/Cartoons

  • Velocity 9 (DC Comics)
  • Venom (DC Comics)
  • D-Lite (Marvel Comics)
  • Extremis Serum (Marvel Comics)
  • Goblin Formula (Marvel Comics)
  • Infinity Formula (Marvel Comics)
  • Mutant Growth Hormone (Marvel Comics)
  • Pym Particles (Marvel Comics)
  • Super Soldier Serum (Marvel Comics)
  • Xemorene (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic)

Anime/Manga

Video Games

  • Titan (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
  • ADAM (Bioshock)
  • EVE (Bioshock)
  • Plasmids (Bioshock)
  • Salts (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Vigors (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Draysha Gas (Champions Online)
  • 5-U-83-R (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • Joy (LISA)
  • Drive (Xenogears)

Live Television/Movies

  • GH.325 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Centipede Serum (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Neurochem (Altered Carbon)
  • Empathin (Altered Carbon)
  • Chems (The Bourne Legacy)
  • Crank (Crank)
  • The Formula (Heroes)
  • NZT-48 (Limitless franchise)
  • Nightshade (Luke Cage)
  • Regimen (Nikita)

Known Users

Cartoons/Comics

  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Elongated Man (DC Comics)
  • Hourman (DC Comics)
  • Johnny Quick (DC Comics); Earth-3
  • NKVDemon (DC Comics)
  • NKVDemon (DC Comics)
  • Snowflame (DC Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics); via Super Soldier Serum
  • Mr. Hyde (Marvel Comics)
  • Patriot (Marvel Comics)
  • Sentry (Marvel Comics); via Super Soldier Serum but 1000X more powerful
  • Popeye (Popeye comic strip)

Anime/Manga

  • Akame (Akame ga Kill)
  • Mayuri Kurotsuchi (Bleach)
  • Seiko Kimura (Danganronpa)
  • Basil (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Twilights (GANGSTA.)
  • Tadao Yokoshima (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)
  • Akimichi Clan (Naruto)
  • Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • New Fishman Pirates (One Piece)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sora (One Piece)
  • Motoki Yaze (Strike the Blood)

Video Games

  • Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum); via Titan
  • Titan Henchmen (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
  • Splicers (Bioshock)
  • Jason Brody (Far Cry 3)
  • Immortal Ship Committee (Knights of Sidonia)
  • Dr. Mario (Super Mario)
  • Elhaym "Elly" Van Houten (Xenogears)

Live Television/Movies

  • Mike Peterson/Deathlok (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Neurochem users (Altered Carbon)
    • Takeshi Kovacs (Altered Carbon)
  • Empathin users (Altered Carbon)
  • Treadstone Assassins (The Bourne Identity)
  • Members of Operation Outcome (The Bourne Legacy)
    • Aaron Cross
    • Number Three
    • LARX-03
  • Riley Finn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • All Initiative Operatives (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Ando Masahasi (Heroes)
  • Barbara (Heroes)
  • Issac Mendez (Heroes)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Nathan Petrelli (Heroes)
  • Niki Sanders (Heroes)
  • Several humans (Heroes); alternate future
  • Tracy Strauss (Heroes)
  • Scott (Heroes)
  • Eddie Morra (Limitless series)
  • Brian Finch (Limitless series)
  • Lucy Miller (Lucy)
  • Bushmaster (Luke Cage)
  • Misfits Gang (MisFits); they had they're powers reversed when they took ecstasy
  • Guardians (Nikita)
    • Owen Elliot/Sam Matthews
    • Patrick Miller
    • Jeff Shore
    • Dana Winters
    • Brandon
    • Tim

Gallery

Comics/Cartoons

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies

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