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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 Equipment Usage.

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)
  • Plasmids (Bioshock)
  • EVE (Bioshock)
  • 5-U-83-R (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • Draysha Gas (Champions Online)
  • Joy (LISA)
  • Drive (Xenogears)

Live Television/Movies

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

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

Video Games

  • Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum); via Titan
  • Titan Henchmen (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
  • Splicers (Bioshock)
  • Dr. Mario (Super Mario)
  • Jason Brody (Far Cry 3)
  • Immortal Ship Committee (Knights of Sidonia)
  • The Dark Sage (Ninjustsu series) gave Human Rashi a special pill which unlock power but had a side effect
  • Elhaym "Elly" Van Houten (Xenogears)

Live Television/Movies

  • Neurochem users (Altered Carbon)
    • Takeshi Kovacs (Altered Carbon)
  • Empathin users (Altered Carbon)
  • Riley Finn (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • All Initiative operatives (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Eddie Morra (Limitless series)
  • Brian Finch (Limitless series)
  • Misfits Gang (MisFits); they had they're powers reversed when they took ecstasy
  • 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)
  • Lucy (Lucy)
  • Guardians (Nikita)
    • Owen Elliot/Sam Matthews
    • Patrick Miller
    • Jeff Shore
    • Dana Winters
    • Brandon
    • Tim
  • Treadstone Assassins (The Bourne Identity)
  • Members of Operation Outcome (The Bourne Legacy)
    • Aaron Cross (The Bourne Legacy)
    • Number Three (The Bourne Legacy)
    • LARX-03 (The Bourne Legacy)
  • Mike Peterson/Deathlok (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Gallery

Comics/Cartoons

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies