Black Kryptonite. Blue kryptonite is the result of using Professor Potter 's "duplicator ray" on some green kryptonite. However, this has not been acknowledged within the comic books. Green Kryptonite. The aforementioned atomic number was reinforced by the first season episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman entitled "The Green, Green Glow of Home," where it was stated that kryptonite was "periodic element 126" and that it "emits an extremely high band radiation that does not seem to affect humans". Lex Luthor discovered this inadvertently after acquiring a ring with a green kryptonite fragment set in it to provide protection against Superman—Luthor first lost the hand he wore the ring on to cancer and later had to have his brain transferred into a new, cloned body after the cancer was found to have spread throughout his original body. Does not exist in Post-Crisis continuity. Still, this storyline achieved its intended purpose of greatly reducing the use of kryptonite in Superman storylines. Superboy, a student in Peterson's class (as Clark Kent), collapsed from the radiation and felt its effects for the first time. It played key roles in the 1982 limited series "The Phantom Zone", as well as in three noncanonical stories, namely the 1986 tale Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? :D The half-life of kryptonium is listed as 250,000 years. Red Kryptonite was once Green Kryptonite that passed through a mysterious red-hued cloud en route to Earth. This is very different from the second Antimatter Ultraman and long dead Earth-Three Ultraman who are both powered by the same Kryptonite that harms Superman. In this form, he normally wears a leather jacket and rides around on a motorcycle. However, continued exposure to the ring proved carcinogenic to Luthor (a significant difference from Silver Age stories, in which kryptonite was completely harmless to humans), necessitating the amputation of his hand and ultimately causing his supposed death. After scanning the coordinates of Krypton's former location via satellite, results return a small percentage of an unknown component. When Miss Tessmacher learns that one of the missiles is headed for Hackensack, New Jersey (where her mother lives), she rescues Superman from drowning and removes the kryptonite, after which his strength and powers quickly return. Clark Kent of the Crime Syndicate of AmeriKa, http://www.comicvine.com/kryptonite/18-32213/, https://supermanrebirth.fandom.com/wiki/Kryptonite?oldid=25693. Not to be confused with X-Kryptonite. Professor Hamilton coined this term to refer to the change that occurred to the Kryptonite that the Cyborg Superman blasted the Eradicator with when it passed through the latter and struck Superman. Trask headed Bureau 39, a secret government organization that investigated perceived alien threats. (Action Comics Annual 11 (2008). This came to the attention of Jason Trask. Lex Luthor steals it from a Metropolis museum and uses it in his quest to create a new kryptonite landmass. Only the element of lead is able to block the radiation, and is therefore Superman's only protection. The effect is so potent that even a tiny shard is enough to painfully affect Superman at a short distance. Green Kryptonite is also deadly to normal humans, but its effects take longer to fully develop. During certain circumstances, perhaps only at time of creation, Black Kryptonite can also affect humans, causing them to split into two different beings, one manifesting a good and pure personality, and the other an evil personality. A synthetic kryptonite created by Brainiac that mutated Superman, this variety made him grow a third eye on the back of his head. Blue Kryptonite. This issue was normally overlooked in the pre Crisis comic books, but a non-canonical game sourcebook did refer to kryptonite as "the common ore of the super-actinide Kryptonium, an unusually stable transuranic element, whose atomic number is believed to be 126." In this film's usage, the term "kryptonite" seems to mean simply a "Kryptonian meteorite". The transmutation of Earth's kryptonite could be explained by the acceleration of its natural atomic decay under this theory. Natural varieties of Kryptonite appear in crystalline forms of varying sizes, ranging from dust to large chunks in the case of green, red and even blue Kryptonite. In the post-Crisis universe, only one form of kryptonite was naturally occurring: the green variety. Exposure to Kryptonite can wield a wide variety of effects depending upon its color and present form. Depictions of kryptonite in the various films and TV series of Superman have largely been limited to green kryptonite, with occasional appearances of the red and blue varieties. Split the personality of … Blue Kryptonite Logically then, this form of the mineral has an effect on Bizarro rather than on Superman, undoing his less than favorable characteristics and … Superman's first encounter with kryptonite did not take place in his comic. Under normal chemical nomenclature the -ite suffix would denote a compound (e.g. Developed by Gus Gorman, it was intended to be a copy of green kryptonite. As revealed in the World of Krypton mini-series the abortive detonation of a doomsday device by the Black Zero terrorist group set off a slow chain reaction within Krypton's core causing the native elements of Krypton to fuse together into a new radioactive element. Induces decay immediately upon exposure, with a range of about 25 yards. The new mineral is white, or pinkish under UV light, hard in texture but chalky in appearance, and made of tiny crystals less than 5 microns in diameter. (This idea was further developed in the Elseworlds series Kingdom Come, when Luthor reveals that the older Superman's absorption of solar radiation over the years rendered him immune to Kryptonite.) He cannot be near green kryptonite without doubling over in nausea and pain, and if he were to hold a fragment of it in his hand, it would burn to the touch and the veins in his hand would become exposed and green. First, the "Jade Dragon" from The Batman/Superman Movie (a crossover between The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series) is a statue of kryptonite carved in the form of a Chinese dragon, said to be cursed because all of its owners all died within a few years of acquiring the piece. Kryptonite is a radioactive element that hails from the late planet Krypton. Silver kryptonite made an appearance in the fifth season episode entitled "Splinter". In fact most of the kryptonite to be featured on the series originated from that first chunk found by Wayne Irig. In the television series Smallville, Green Kryptonite, refined or not, can cause normal humans to mutate special abilities, although an outside catalyst (such as a strong electrical charge) is usually required. After Superman's escape from this kryptonite prison and Luthor's apparent death, the legend of kryptonite continued to grow. This is evident as Clark was stabbed with a blue kryptonite knife when the Book of Rao was activated. They were actually Tikron stones. Superman tricked Brainiac with his mutation, however, as he waited for his return (he went into space to monitor the change) and allowed everyone on Earth to believe the k made him go mad, as he would never appear without a hat, and he would act out a hat's properties to solve crime. Blue - Blue kryptonite is the Bizarro analogue to green kryptonite. Red Kryptonite has appeared and is stated as having weird effects on Kryptonians for a day; it has swapped the minds of Kevin and Krypto, and removed Krypto's powers. Superman Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. Removes superpowers from Kryptonians permanently; however, in one story, a temporary antidote was developed that negated this effect for a short period of time. Upon the destruction of Krypton, Kryptonite was scattered all throughout the galaxy and some of the meteor fragments drifted to the planet Earth. In the episode, Clark pricked his finger on a rock that was black and had silver-metallic clusters, and subsequently became increasingly paranoid, hallucinating that others were conspiring against him. Advances in technology are also able to simulate the radiation of Green Kryptonite. This does bring up the question of Batman's habit of also carrying a piece of kryptonite in his own belt; however, since Batman has seen what the kryptonite did to Luthor, the famed methodicality of Batman may mean that he likely has the pouch lined with lead. However, he rarely needed to do so, as kryptonite was so abundant that many ordinary criminals kept a supply as a precaution against Superman's interference. Lex Luthor steals it from a Metropolis museum and uses it in his quest to create a new kryptonite landmass, much like how young Clark created the Fortress of Solitude. Kryptonite also appears in an episode of the Legion of Super Heroes cartoon, where it is revealed Brainiac 5 has a piece of it, and that the villain Drax, who, despite being an analogue to Superman, is immune to it. In this story, red kryptonite causes Superman to be temporarily split into Superman-Red and Superman-Blue and the two Supermen battle Lex Luthor and Terra-Man. Welcome to /r/Smallville! Superman III is a 1983 superhero film directed by Richard Lester from a screenplay by David Newman and Leslie Newman based on the DC Comics character Superman. Superman recovered the ring and entrusted it to Batman to be used if he ever became a threat to humanity. When Perrine's character Miss Teschmacher learns that one of the missiles is headed for Hackensack, New Jersey (where her mother lives), she rescues Superman from drowning and removes the kryptonite, after which his strength and powers quickly return. Brainiac attacked Superman with a dunce cap, but Superman used the force of all three eyes to use his heat vision to dissolve Brainiac's force field. Blue Kryptonite in Pre-Crisis continuity, Superman once used a Bizarro Duplicator Ray on a piece of Green Kryptonite transforming it into Blue Kryptonite. A renegade S.T.A.R. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Some speculate that purple may have been an incredibly rare version of kryptonite that disappeared, but the chances of this are unlikely and it is most likely because of writer's indecision over color. In the 1990s, jewel kryptonite made its reappearance in modern continuity in DC's The Silver Age limited series. It is later revealed that this was a manipulation of Felix Faust and the rock was either regular green Kryptonite or not Kryptonite at all. This is Red Kryptonite's only appearance in the series, so it is unknown if the substance would have had other effects on Superboy if it had appeared again. Fortunately, Professor Hamilton supplies Superman with a distinctive and durable lead protection suit for such situations. Red Kryptonite also was featured in the series. Lara and Clark reunite and she gives him Jor-El's ring, which contains blue kryptonite. Kryptonite is described as radioactive remains of Superman’s home planet of Krypton and has not only detrimental effects on Superman but on other Kryptonians as well.As the Superman mythos developed, kryptonite was discovered to come in many different forms, each having their own unique effect on Superman. Black - First appeared in Smallville. Green kryptonite remains the only variety of the substance ever seen in the DCAU. During Infinite Crisis this ring was destroyed by Kal-L of Earth-2. In an early appearance of kryptonite (Adventure Comics #171, 1950), the kryptonite that appeared was purple, but it acted like green. Appeared in, A form of filtered/purified Kryptonite. the compound uranite contains the element uranium). However, on other separate occasions Clark has held and even ingested kryptonite (albeit in dilluted form) and been merely weakened. An imperfect synthesis of artificial kryptonite containing tar appeared in Superman III. After scanning the coordinates of Krypton's former location via satellite, results return a small percentage of an unknown component. The atomic number 126 is the one of the hypothesized unbihexium/eka-plutonium, the most stable of the elements in the island of stability. It is speculated that kryptonite may be located in a hypothetical "island of stability" high on the periodic table, beyond the currently known unstable elements, in the vicinity of atomic number 150. Kryptonite is the name given to shards of matter cast off from the planet Krypton after its destruction.In Pre-Crisis Continuity, depending on the particular dimension such as Earth-One, there were many forms and shades of Kryptonite, while others showed only one form such as Earth-Two and Earth-Three. Slow Kryptonite has no effects on Superman as his body is only synchronized with the pure form of Kryptonite that gives out radiation on a higher frequency. https://superman.fandom.com/wiki/Kryptonite?oldid=33161, The most common form of Kryptonite. Many criminals and former Lexcorp employees sought to acquire Luthor's kryptonite. Groups of people have been shown to acquire the same powers from kryptonite by exposing themselves to it in the same manner. The name "kryptonite" covers a variety of forms of the substance, but usually refers to the most common "green" form. Two post-Crisis stories have featured artificially created red kryptonite. Unfortunately, it also apparently clung to him and caused him to absorb solar energy at a rapidly accelerated rate, eventually causing his powers to go out of control and his body to build more mass. Damage: Blue Kryptonite: Blue K is the imperfect duplicated version of Green K manufactured by Superman using Prof. Danton's "Duplicator Ray" machine. Other varieties of kryptonite began to show up frequently beginning in the late 1950s comics, reaching a peak in appearances in 1960s Superman series. The second, in the Justice League story "Tower of Babel", was created by Batman as a way of stopping Superman without killing him, should this prove necessary. In some situations, the effects of Gold Kryptonite can also rob a victim of his memory, as was the case with the Phantom Zone criminal, Quex-Ul. Lex Luthor once fashioned a small piece of Kryptonite into a gemstone, which he fitted into a ring. In Superman Returns, an additional piece of kryptonite is found in a rock fragment, once more in Addis Ababa. In "Superman Week", Jimmy manages to blurt out the secret to the wrong listener. He also used this to cover his eye. Also use in the Smallville episode Persuasion when Clark accidently inhales Jewel Kryptonite and accidently forces Lois to quit work and have a 'traditional' relationship, Chloe to protect him above all else and Dr. Emil to stop worrying. With Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack. It appears the green k in red/green kryptonite does nothing, although the mutation did last longer than 24 hours, perhaps indicating the green k amplified the effects. The newly discovered mineral was first analyzed by Dr. Chris Stanley, a minerologist at the London Museum of Natural History. Jewel Kryptonite amplifies the psychic powers of Phantom Zone residents, allowing them to project illusions into the "real world" or perform mind control. During this time Clark was also immune to the effects of Green Kryptonite. The episode in which it first briefly appeared now exists only as a script, but the substance played a part in at least one major plotline during the course of the program. In another episode, "Darkseid's Golden Trap", gold kryptonite appears, which is stated to have an effective range of 20 ft (6.1 m). Slow Kryptonite, which releases "slow" rays, is synced with a slow human body, allowing it to affect it. He discovered that the amount of the new element in Krypton's core was reaching critical mass and that it would soon explode, destroying the planet. An imperfect synthesis of artificial kryptonite containing tar appeared in Superman III. Created by pre-crisis Supergirl while experimenting with Green Kryptonite in hopes of finding an antidote. However, this was almost certainly a product of Streaky's imagination. In a 1971 storyline, all known kryptonite on Earth was transmuted into iron (and the existence of kryptonite on the moon was classified for decades), but kryptonite could still be synthetically manufactured by a variety of known and unknown means, and additional material left over from the destruction of Krypton would continue to fall from space. Clark and his partner Lois Lane reported on the incident in. It has no discernable effect on Kryptonians, but is deadly to Bizarros. It was assumed for a long time that kryptonite radiation was harmless to non-Kryptonians, but occasional isolated incidents were reported where it had sporadic effects on humans. Green Kryptonite made several more appearances throughout the series, used mostly by Lex Luthor and Metallo. This characteristic is not a constant however, and it has been theorized some victims of Gold Kryptonite may be able to sire offspring born with natural Kryptonian abilities. For many years the only way a character could have access to kryptonite in the DC Universe was to have a piece of this original sample, or to somehow fetch it from the remains of Krypton itself. Did it? This Kryptonite did not kill Bizarro, however. However, this situation recently changed with the appearance of the new Supergirl in the Superman/Batman series, during which the arrival of Supergirl's spaceship was accompanied by a fall of several tons worth of kryptonite into Gotham Bay. No two chunks of Red Kryptonite have the same effect. Over time, a Kryptonian may develop a slight immunity to the effects of green Kryptonite, but ultimately, green K radiation will poison the body's cell structure resulting in death. Although the scientists in the episode only say the meteor consist of "unknown elements", a fragment of this meteor is later used in, In "The Defeat of Superman", an overacting scientist working for a crime boss synthesizes kryptonite after working out the formula from a tiny fragment found in a meteorite. Appearances Dem … Why it is called "Slow Kryptonite" is because the rays sent out by normal Kryptonite are "fast" (high in frequency) and synced with the accelerated kryptonian body. It was used mainley Mechanikat, Ignatius, The Bad News Birds, Isis, and Bud and Lou. These include Red Kryptonite (temporary but unpredictable effects), Gold Kryptonite (robs him of his powers), and even Blue Kryptonite (affects Bizarro duplicates). X-Kryptonite (in Pre-Crisis only) is a synthetic kryptonite that granted Streaky superpowers. In Post-Crisis continuity, silver Kryptonite demonstrates certain mystical properties that are of great value to the supernatural community. Also created for the series was black kryptonite (first appearing in the episode "Crusade"), which is capable of separating certain entities within individual organisms, e.g., splitting a person's good and evil sides. After wearing the ring for several months, the radiation produced cancerous growths in his hand, and he was forced to amputate the diseased limb. White Kryptonite was apparently harmful to plant-life. Luthor ground down part of this kryptonite and used it to coat the bars of a cage to entrap the Man of Steel. The comics continuity has consistently held that only exposure to Kryptonite, in and of itself, would be sufficient to kill Superman but his body can reject it before death as seen in Smallville. No list of Kryptonite would be complete without the most familiar form of the alien … The material created from the remains of Superman's native planet of Krypton generally has detrimental effects on Superman. In 52, the Cult of Conner - a religious sect dedicated to resurrecting Superboy, employed "Blood Kryptonite" in a preliminary ritual to resurrect Sue Dibny. However, the 'real' Kryptonite doesn't appear to have anything in common with the film's version other than the chemical formula. Since on their own homeworld kryptonians have no powers, Lara had no way of knowing that blue kryptonite would strip Clark of his abilities. This also gave him temporary Kryptonite radiation, thus causing Clark to be unable to stop him until the "dose" wore off.In the episode Void when clark is injected with kryptonite,his body rejects it before death meaning it can't actually kill him. Contents[show] Bio Green Kryptonite has been used numerous times by villains. Kryptonite emitted a radiation that had an adverse effect on Kryptonian natives such as Superman, though different varieties of kryptonite had different effects. Superman once encountered Gold Kryptonite when he had to race against the Flash across the endless reaches of the Universe. (As everything effects Bizarros in the opposite manner, Blue Kryptonite increases Bizarro powers … On the show, not only is green kryptonite (referred to in the first two seasons of the series as "meteor rock") harmful to Clark Kent, but it can produce bizarre changes in humans, animals, and plants, typically turning them into powerful mutant menaces, commonly known by the denizens of Smallville as "Meteor Freaks," that Clark must oppose. Blue Kryptonite originally had no discernable effects on the Man of Steel or his fellow Kryptonians, but its radiation was deadly to Superman’s backwards rival Bizarro. It is a "relatively stable" isotope of kryptonite, which, like its pre-Crisis version, disrupts Kryptonian cells in an unpredictable way. Their experiments turned the Kryptonite red, making it useless as a power source and altering its effect on Superboy. Superman and other Kryptonians, though, are unaffected. Labs scientist created a "Hybrid Kryptonite," which has no effect on Kryptonians, but hurts humans. This avoids the logical shortcut which would result if a villain could, for instance, simply expose Superman to Kryptonite and then shoot him with a gun. • The Adventures of Superman (1952–1958) featured kryptonite in the episodes "Panic in the Sky", "The Defeat of Superman", "Superman Week", "The Deadly Rock", "The Magic Secret", "The Gentle Monster" and "All That Glitters". In most versions of the comics continuity, Superman retains his powers (and invulnerability to conventional weapons) while exposed to Green Kryptonite, although dramatically weakened and in severe pain. It has no effect on Kryptonians, but bestows temporary superpowers on Earth lifeforms, most prominently Supergirl's pet cat, A modified variety of Green Kryptonite produced by a human scientist that affects humans in a manner similar to Green Kryptonite on Kryptonians, appearing in, Artificially created by the villain Nero, "Magno-Kryptonite" is magnetically attracted to all substances originally from Krypton, with such incredible force that not even the strength of Superman or Bizarro can escape it according to, Affects humans the same way Red Kryptonite affects Kryptonians. It has had healing effects on Superman. Kryptonite is the name given to shards of matter cast off from the planet Krypton after its destruction. Effects on Kryptonians Blue Kryptonite strips super-powered Kryptoniansof all their abilities, making them mortal and, thus, susceptible to damage and pain as with any human. One thought about the source of the -ite ending is found in astronomy wherein a meteoroid is a rock floating in deep space, a meteor is one streaking through the sky, and a meteorite is a rock lying around on the ground after falling from the sky. It was forged into Jor-El's victory ring which was presented to him when he first became a member of the Kryptonian Council. Recently, a mining group in Serbia discovered a new mineral, called Jadarite, the chemical composition of which is sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide, the chemical formula for Kryptonite written on a case of the substance in the film Superman Returns minus fluoride. Red Kryptonite inflicts random effects on Kryptonians, typically creating an initial "tingling effect" in those affected. This version of Red K was created at a military research base where scientists were working to neutralize Kryptonite's effect on Superboy while still retaining its radioactive properties so it could be used as a power source. Other existing realities such as the Time Trappers' pocket dimension have naturally occuring alternate forms of Kryptonite. Blue kryptonite is toxic only to superpowered Bizarro creatures. In many cases, a Kryptonian who has lost their super-powers to Gold Kryptonite may pass similar hereditary traits to their offspring. Red kryptonite has also been shown in Smallville. He is unable to undo these effects by wishing them back to normal, only through eventual exposure to green kryptonite. Gold Kryptonite can permanently remove a Kryptonian's powers by altering specific cells in their body to no longer absorb solar energy. In addition, he uses a shard leftover from processing it to create a kryptonite shiv, which he uses to stab Superman with at one point. It strips or rather suppresses Clark's powers, at least for a time. No two chunks of Red Kryptonite have the same effect. The ring had been a trap set by Zor-El, to strip Clark of his powers. Post-Crisis this is the formal name of the kryptonite source of the first antimatter universe that the reformated Clark Kent of the Crime Syndicate of AmeriKa is powered by. The sample was in turn stolen by Lex Luthor who had a piece cut from the main stone and mounted in a signet ring to keep Superman at bay. In most incarnations, lead blocks the effects of Kryptonite. The element is known to be the most common weakness to Kryptonians. Red Kryptonite effects typically last for 24-48 hours (though sometimes as long as 72), after which the Kryptonian in question is always immune to that specific chunk of Red Kryptonite. It apparently affects people from Krypton as well, and not even the strength of Superman or Bizarro can escape. It can also purify water. 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