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 Overview

Kryptonite is an alien element. They are pieces of planet Krypton, which landed on Earth after its destruction.

A Guide To Kryptonite

Effects of Green Kryptonite (Common)

  • Kryptonians: Immediately weakens and depowers by sapping stored solar energy from body. Prolonged exposure is fatal.
  • Half-Kryptonians: No effect during childhood, but during adolescence, it becomes increasingly toxic, eventually having the same effects as those of full Kryptonians.
  • Bizarro & Doomsday: No Effect.
  • Humans: Known to trigger meta-genes in certain circumstances. can be toxic in large doses or with prolonged exposure.

Effects of Red Kryptonite (Common)

  • Kryptonians & Half-Kryptonians: Immediate loss of one's inhibitions. Prolonged exposure can cause compulsion to act out desires, with no regard for consequences. Temporarily enables use of powers in younger Half-Kryptonians.
  • Bizarro: Causes paranoia and more erratic behavior.
  • Doomsday: Unknown, untested.
  • Humans: Known to stimulate meta-genes, granting temporary powers when integrated into body via ingestion, inhalation, or injection.

Effects of Blue Kryptonite (Rare)

  • Kryptonians & Half-Kryptonians: Depowers Kryptonians and causes an euphoric sense of elation. Effect known to persist after prolonged exposure, requiring sufficient solar recharge.
  • Bizarro: Immediately weakens and depowers by sapping stored solar energy from body. Prolonged exposure is fatal.
  • Doomsday: Unknown, untested.
  • Humans: No known effect.

Effects of Gold Kryptonite (Very Rare)

  • Kryptonians & Half-Kryptonians: Heightens powers' potency and can cause the development of new powers with prolonged exposure. Repeated exposure can build a tolerance and cause cancer.
  • Bizarro: As a product of Gold Kryptonite, Bizarro has developed a complete immunity to Gold Kryptonite.
  • Doomsday: Unknown, untested. Theorized to depower creature.
  • Humans: Radioactive. Possibly fatal with prolonged exposure.

Effects of Black Kryptonite (Uncommon)

  • Kryptonians: Causes paranoia and erratic behavior. Also causes powers to become increasingly unstable.
  • Half-Kryptonians: Unknown, untested.
  • Bizarro: Immediate loss of one's inhibitions. Prolonged exposure can cause compulsion to act out desires, with no regard for consequences.
  • Doomsday: Unknown, untested.
  • Humans: Simulates Kryptonian physiology temporarily when it is integrated into body via ingestion, inhalation, or injection.

Effects of White Kryptonite (Uncommon)

  • All: No known effect.
  • Note: Temporarily takes on the color and abilities of other forms of Kryptonite it is exposed to for prolonged periods of time.

Effects of Pink Kryptonite (Synthetic/Rare)

  • Kryptonians: Acts as an aphrodisiac.
  • Half-Kryptonians: Enhances the psychic abilities of younger hybrids.
  • Bizarro: Unknown, untested.
  • Doomsday: Was able to temporarily weaken Doomsday when first exposed to it, unknown if he has since developed an immunity to it.
  • Humans: Prolonged exposure can cause development of psychic abilities. Integration into body via ingestion, inhalation, or injection can produce similar results at accelerated speed.

Effects of Orange Kryptonite (Ultra-Rare)

  • Kryptonians & Half-Kryptonians: No known effect.
  • Bizarro: Unknown, untested.
  • Doomsday: Accelerates Doomsday's evolution.
  • Humans: Mildly radioactive. Unlikely to be fatal, but can weaken immune system with prolonged exposure.
  • Some Animals: Mildly radioactive. Can active meta-gene, causing the development of meta-animal powers.

Trivia and Notes

Trivia

  • Red Kryptonite is used as a drug.

Notes

  • Periwinkle Kryptonite was written out of existence.

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