Questions tagged [kryptonite]

For questions about the kryptonite substance that is known to harm Superman from the DC comics franchise. Use with the [tag:dc] tag or the relevant adaptation tag.

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In Smallville, why does Kryptonite weaken people who got Superman's power but aren't Kryptonian?

Kryptonite as seen in movies and comics only affects Kryptonian people at a biological level. However, in the TV series Smallville, people who stole the powers from him or got the powers from a ...
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Superman and the range of red kryptonite

Is it documented on the range of kryptonite? In particular, how close does red kryptonite have to be before it has an affect on Superman?
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Will Superman have his powers while holding kryptonite and being near the sun?

Assuming Superman is near the Sun, which gives him his immense power, what would happen if he was holding a small rock of Kryptonite in his hand? Would the effects of Kryptonite cancel out due to ...
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Have the physical properties of Kryptonite been discussed? [duplicate]

I am wondering if, for example, kryptonite is supposed to be to like radium or some other radioactive metal is to humans to Superman? Is it radioactive in a conventional sense? Does it decay, have a ...
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Does a specific piece of red kryptonite always have the same effect on Superman?

Is it known whether the effects of a given chunk of red kryptonite are reproducible? That is, if the chunk made Superman tiny in one exposure, would this chunk always have the same effect or does it ...
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What exactly is kryptonite? [duplicate]

I was watching a Mythbusters episode (the Superhero Special) and one of them mentioned kryptonite as a metal. And I was wondering what exactly it was—a metal, a gas, as is shown in Batman vs. ...
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Superman “Kryptonian” traits vs powers

I was wondering. Most of Superman's powers are a result of his exposure to a yellow sun and get negated when he is exposed to Kryptonite. Are there any Kryptonian traits that are superhuman in any ...
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How would kryptonite affect a Kryptonian on Krypton? [duplicate]

How would kryptonite affect a Kryptonian on Krypton? I understand it affects Superman on earth as he is a more powerful being in a yellow sun planet and it makes him weaker to a point that all his ...
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Can the Green Lantern make kryptonite? [duplicate]

Kryptonite is green.... Can the Green Lantern defend himself against Kryptonians? Or can the ring not make something that acts sufficiently like kryptonite?
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Why, exactly, does kryptonite hurt Superman?

To my understanding, kryptonite is a rock that is from the planet Krypton. Superman is also from planet Krypton. Yet somehow kryptonite weakens Superman and can even kill him. How does this work? Why ...
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What would happen to Superman after a Kryptonite injection?

If some villian melted kryptonite into a liquid form, and the liquid was then injected into Superman's blood stream, would it permanently limit his powers? Would it eventually kill Superman?
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What kinds of Kryptonite are still in circulation?

In researching this question I came upon a problem. Multiple places said that only Green existed post-crisis (*current version of the DC universe?), but others stated other types. I could not pin down ...
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Superman, faster than light? and escaping from kryptonite radiation

The Superman article on dc.wikia.com says that, according to Justice League of America (Volume 2) #30, Superman can move faster than light. Given that he can move faster than light, shouldn't he be ...