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This list contains chemical elements, materials, isotopes or (sub)atomic particle that exist primarily in works of fiction (usually Wikipedia:fantasy or science fiction). No actual periodic elements end in "-ite", though many minerals have names with this suffix. Some of the materials listed as elements below may indeed be minerals, alloys, or other such combinations, but fictional works are often vague on such distinctions. Grouping is done by what seems most likely.

Fictional elements and materialsEdit

Name Source Uses
Adamant Greek Mythology, RuneScape, Various later works A strong, hard metal. has numerous mentions going back to antiquity. The term initially referred to any unknown super-hard material but in Medieval works it may also refer to magnetic materials.
Adamantite Greek Mythology, Dungeons & Dragons, Dwarf Fortress, RuneScape, World of Warcraft, and other games. A strong metal. Sometimes spelled "Adamantine". Presumably derived from the classic term and fictional material Adamant, which has numerous mentions going back to antiquity; the term initially referred to any unknown super-hard material, and finally settled on diamond. Often green.
Adamantium Marvel Comics, Final Fantasy, Warhammer 40K, Morrowind (Tribunal expansion), Maplestory Adamantium is a series of closely related compounds of iron mixed with chemical resins. It has been frequently described as being virtually indestructible. Substance of the skeleton of Wolverine.[1]
Wikipedia:Bombastium Wikipedia:Uncle Scrooge An element each atom of which, when dropped in a barrel of water, is capable of generating a barrel containing a different flavor of Wikipedia:ice cream, according to Wikipedia:Carl Barks. It is discovered by the Wikipedia:Brutopians. Wikipedia:Scrooge McDuck pays one trillion dollars and six kitchen sinks for a soccer ball-sized sample of it in an auction in a 1957 story in Wikipedia:Uncle Scrooge comics #17. In a Wikipedia:Duck Tales story it is used to power a time machine invented by Wikipedia:Gyro Gearloose.
Template:AnchorTemplate:AnchorCobalt Thorium G[2][3] Wikipedia:Dr. Strangelove In Wikipedia:Dr. Strangelove it is an element used in the Russians' doomsday device. Both (real) elements Wikipedia:Cobalt and Wikipedia:Thorium can be used in Wikipedia:atomic weapons to increase the amount of dangerous Wikipedia:nuclear fallout, which agrees with the sense in which "Cobalt Thorium G" is used in the movie.
Dilithium Wikipedia:Star Trek A fictional crystalline mineral, in the universe of Wikipedia:Star Trek, which is porous to anti-matter and does not react to its destructive nature. It is the medium in which matter and anti-matter are brought together, allowing the annihilation of both, and thusly creating pure energy. That energy is channeled out of the crystal to conduits used to power the warp drives that allow starships to travel faster than light, and the other systems required for starship operation. (Although Wikipedia:dilithium is a real molecule, it is a gas with none of the properties of the fictional crystals, and the writers were unaware of its existence.)
Wikipedia:Eitr Wikipedia:Norse Mythology, Wikipedia:Tomb Raider Underworld A bright blue liquid, where life comes from.
Wikipedia:Kryptonite Wikipedia:DC Comics A crystalline material, originally in various colors with separate effects, harmful to Kryptonians and created during the destruction of Wikipedia:Superman's home planet Krypton; synthesis is also possible. John Byrne's retcon of the DC Comics universe established green kryptonite as a compound and later issues had experiments by Batman and Luthor reestablish the Pre-Crisis versions of red, blue, and gold. Kryptonite has been found in the real world (according to its chemical composition) and has none of the properties or color variations of fictional kryptonite (google real kryptonite found). However, DC Comics had previously described kryptonite as an alien element with a higher atomic number than known Earth elements.
Latinum Wikipedia:Star Trek A very rare and valuable silvery liquid. Gold-pressed latinum is a form of Wikipedia:commodity money made of latinum suspended within gold. Latinum is valuable and stable as a commodity money because of its inability to be replicated—a technology, depicted in Wikipedia:Star Trek, that can synthesize non-living matter, which would devalue any ordinary precious metal.[4]
Melange, the spice Wikipedia:Dune universe The spice melange exists on only one planet in the known universe. It extends life in humans and can cause Wikipedia:prescience. It is addictive and withdrawal is fatal.
Minovsky Particle, Mega particle Wikipedia:Gundam Wikipedia:Universal Century The two positive and negative Minovsky particles found in the Universal Century will form an I-Field when scattered in space. Depending on its density, it can block electro-magnetic waves and interfere with radar. Mega particle is a neutral version made by compressing the two Minovsky particles and used for powerful beam weaponry.
Wikipedia:Mithril Wikipedia:Middle-earth, Wikipedia:Dungeons and Dragons,Wikipedia:The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Wikipedia:RuneScape, Wikipedia:World of Warcraft,Clash of Kingdoms A durable silvery metal that is very light and extremely strong. Mithril means "grey gleam", but is translated as "true silver". It was mined in native form in Moria. It can also be worked into other forms with unusual properties such as reflecting only the light of the Moon. "Mythril" appears in the video game series Wikipedia:Final Fantasy. Also, "Mithral" is used in Wikipedia:D&D books and "Milrith" in Wikipedia:Simon the Sorcerer. In the Warhammer world, the High Elven metal "Ithilmar" has similar properties and usage. In Wikipedia:RuneScape it is a lightweight blue metal stronger than steel. In World of Warcraft, Mithril is a silvery-white mid-high level mineral. "Mithral" is also featured in the Dungeon Master series. I also appears in armor form in Wikipedia:The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Obdurium Wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons The only non-magical metal stronger than Adamantine in Wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons. Introduced in the 3rd edition "Stronghold Builder's Guidebook" rulebook.
Obsidium Wikipedia:World of Warcraft: Cataclysm A metal found in Azeroth.
Wikipedia:Octiron and Octogen Wikipedia:Discworld A dense black metal and a magical gas that is a large part of the Discworld's crust and makes up its atmosphere. Its melting point is above the range of metal forges. The gates of Wikipedia:Unseen University are made out of it. It is used to make magic needles and bells. It releases magical radiation, but if it becomes negatively polarized, it can be used to absorb such radiation. According to Unseen University, it generates significant amounts of heat under pressure, accounting for most of the volcanic geological processes on Discworld.
Omega Wikipedia:Star Trek: Voyager An unstable molecule capable of destructive explosions that also disrupt subspace, making warp travel impossible. A 'perfect' energy source, Wikipedia:Seven of Nine mentions that the Borg revere it religiously due to its perfection and multiple components working together perfectly. By contrast, the Wikipedia:United Federation of Planets will ignore all other considerations, including the Prime Directive, to ensure the destruction of the particle.[5]
Omnium steel Wikipedia:Marvel Comics A ferroalloy stronger than titanium though weaker than adamantium. There is also a form of omnium which possess elastic ductility while retaining high durability, which was somehow employed in a full-body epidermal supplantation procedure on the villainous character Warhawk.
Onnesium GDW Traveller/Marc Miller's Traveller Rare element, atomic number 118, mildly radioactive and dangerous, which has been proved to be a viable room-temperature superconductor. Onnesium is normally found as small, silvery spheres embedded within meteoric nickel-iron.
Wikipedia:Oozium 238 Advance Wars An element/enemy from Advance Wars. It first appeared in Dual Strike and can absorb or devour any enemy.
Wikipedia:Orichalcum Mythology (Wikipedia:Atlantis), Wikipedia:Fate of Atlantis, Wikipedia:Shadowrun, Wikipedia:Exalted, Wikipedia:Irregular Webcomic!, Wikipedia:Star Ocean, Final Fantasy (various), Age of Mythology (The Titans Expansion), Wikipedia:The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim A metallic Wikipedia:pink colored metal mined in Atlantis; another name for it is mountain copper.[6] May be based on Wikipedia:Auricupride. Used to power machinery in Wikipedia:Atlantis in the Wikipedia:Indiana Jones adventure game. In the Wikipedia:Exalted setting Orichalcum is the strongest of the five magical materials and can be made by distilling mundane gold using Gaia's blood (Magma) and concentrating sunlight using large occult mirrors. Found in Final Fantasy as a rare material with varying properties. In the Wikipedia:Soul Calibur series, Sophitia has a sword and shield set named Orichalcum. Used in smithing to craft Orcish weapons and armor in Wikipedia:The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Also named "Orichalcon" in some games.
Oxyale Final Fantasy A strange liquid that produces oxygen. Used to breathe underwater.
Oxium Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams A rock mined from geodes on Mars which when kept in the mouth provides enough oxygen for the user to breathe the Martian atmosphere. Also called "Oxy Rocks"
Oxypheromalkahyde Wikipedia:Spaced Metafiction—a steroid invented by Wikipedia:Tim Bisley's character Wikipedia:Doktor Mandrake, which unintentionally caused the mutation of The Bear
Pergium Wikipedia:Star Trek A mineral mined in Wikipedia:The Devil in the Dark and Prodigal Daughter
Phazite Wikipedia:Piers Anthony's Wikipedia:Apprentice Adept series A mineral found only in the world of Phaze, it was the source of all magic energy. On Phaze's technological alternate world, Proton, its counterpart Protonite was a powerful energy source.
Phazon Wikipedia:Metroid Prime, Wikipedia:Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Wikipedia:Metroid Prime 3: Corruption A blue or occasionally orange Wikipedia:mutagenic and (in high quantities) toxic substance which is actually a form of inorganic life. Originates from the planet Phaaze, which sends out seeds called "Leviathans" to corrupt planets with it.
Parium Marooned In Marooned by John W. Campbell, Jr., the Jovian exploration ship Mercury was constructed from parium and synthium, elements which had great Wikipedia:tensile strength.
Wikipedia:Philote Wikipedia:Ender's Game series An infinitely long "string" used biologically and mechanically for instantaneous communication.
Wikipedia:Phlogiston Wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons' Wikipedia:Spelljammer campaign series, Wikipedia:World of Warcraft A highly flammable medium, similar to the Wikipedia:interstellar medium, in which crystal spheres containing whole Wikipedia:planetary systems are suspended; travel is conducted by "spelljammer ships". Named after the obsolete Wikipedia:Phlogiston theory. In World of Warcraft it is a source of Energy that powers the creations of Engineers.
Phostlite Wikipedia:The Adventures of Tintin, Wikipedia:The Shooting Star Discovered by Professor Decimus Phostle and, as the name suggests, is named after him. Exposure to this element causes small living things like insects and arachnids to grow rapidly to enormous size, as well as causing plants such as fruits to go through their growth cycle, making them become enormous versions of the plants that grow them and have them make more fruits all at an astounding rate. It also appears to have the odd ability to grow exploding mushrooms, sometimes at a rapid rate for short periods of time.
Photofine Steel Doctor Who—Wikipedia:Planet of the Dead Seen in the Doctor Who episode, Planet of the Dead, photofine steel is a metal that gets colder the hotter the outside temperature is. It was seen on the Tritovore's space ship.
Photonium Wikipedia:Voyager virtual season project Used in starship hull construction, this "photon matter" has almost no mass, allowing for impressive maneuverability. It can alter its refraction index to absorb a specific amount of light and energy before becoming overloaded and returning to its original state.
Phrikk Wikipedia:Star Wars Within the Wikipedia:Star Wars Expanded Universe phrikk is a metal strong enough to withstand the destruction of an entire world.
Pizzazium Infinionite Wikipedia:Phineas and Ferb A chemical element with atomic number 104 and atomic weight of 261. Despite being the least abundant chemical element, it can be purchased at the Superduper Mega Superstore in Danville. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz wanted to use it for one of his evil schemes. Baljeet also wanted the pizazzium for one of his science experiments, and Candace wanted it as a gift to Jeremy.
Plasteel Wikipedia:Dune universe, Wikipedia:Babylon 5 Extremely tough form of steel, "stabilized with stravidium (see Below) fibers grown into its crystal structure." In Babylon 5, a "plasteel crystalline alloy" is used as the armor of the Victory-class starships and this is capable of refracting 80% of directed energy weapons.
Plasti Steel Wikipedia:Batman Beyond A highly durable metalloid-alloy featured in episode "Disappearing Inque", having practical application as an industrial sealant.
Polarite Wikipedia:Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) A mineral found only in the frozen wastes of Frigia on the planet Mongo. Polarite had the ability to attract and neutralize the energized dust used by Ming the Merciless to spread the "Purple Death" on Earth. Described in Episode Two, "Freezing Torture".
Primium Wikipedia:Mage: The Ascension A material designed by the Technocracy to resist magical abilities. It is also tough enough to be used as armor plate.
Promethium Wikipedia:Warhammer 40,000, Wikipedia:RuneScape General term for any petroleum-based fuel used by Imperial vehicles. Variations are used in Imperial flame throwers, described as highly volatile incendiary gel. Unlike the real life Wikipedia:napalm, the weaponized Promethium self-combusts on contact with oxygen and can burn even when underwater or in vacuum. In RuneScape it appears as a red high-strength metal found only in Daemonheim.

Not to be confused with real element Wikipedia:Promethium.

Protoculture Wikipedia:Robotech A fuel source produced from the Invid Flower of Life by the Robotech Masters. It was discovered by the scientist Zor, who would later used it in the development Robotechnology. Eight quarts of protoculture can power a Veritech Alpha Fighter for days; one quart can power a Veritech Cyclone Rider.
Protonite Wikipedia:Piers Anthony's Wikipedia:Apprentice Adept series A mineral found only on the planet Proton, it was used throughout the galaxy as a powerful energy source. On Proton's magical alternate world, Phaze, its counterpart Phazite was the source of magic energy.
Protosteel Wikipedia:Bionicle A special form of electricity-conducting metallic Protodermis. The hardest known form of metal in existence, it was created by the artisans of Artakha. It can be damaged by another object made of protosteel, multiple types of disintegrator/laser beams, and a type of metal-eating virus.
ProtoZortium Lilith: Operation Genesis In Ehud Gat's Lilith: Operation Genesis, ProtoZortium was an alloy of metal that was partially grafted unto biological matters (proteins, possibly). The matter was 20 times more resilient than steel and could partially deflect beam weapons (such as lasers). being quasi-alive, dents and holes would regenerate over time. The super-metal was used for armors of ships and the likes but could also be laced into the bones of a human subject to form a bond that turn the bones nearly indestructible.
Psitanium Wikipedia:Psychonauts An element that can bestow or amplify psychic powers or insanity. Delivered to Earth on a meteorite, Indians used them as arrowheads. In Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp, they are also used as currency.
Purralinium Doona series, Treaty at Doona A metal formed by stellar Wikipedia:novas. Extremely rare, an even rarer impure form is used in matter transmission technology. Conductive. (Probably an alien (Hrruban) term for an unspecified non-fictional element or compound.)
Pyerite Wikipedia:EVE Online A soft crystal-like mineral with a very distinguishing orange glow as if on fire. used as conduit and in the bio-chemical industry. Commonly found in many asteroid-ore types. See Wikipedia:Pyrite.
PyrE Wikipedia:The Stars My Destination The most powerful nuclear explosive ever created. It is activated via a telepathic signal.
Wikipedia:Pyreal Wikipedia:Asheron's Call Fictional metal found on the planet Auberean and used as currency and to forge weapons.
Quantium 40 Wikipedia:Babylon 5 Used to construct jumpgates.
Quantonium Wikipedia:Monsters vs. Aliens A luminous green energy described only as the most powerful substance in the universe. It can be found in very specific planetoids or is created in the conditions made by the planetoids when they explode. It can mutate humans' DNA and cause them to grow in size and strength and change the color of human hair, and it appears to have some energizing capabilities on machines.
Wikipedia:Quassium B Wikipedia:John Pudney's Adventure books Fictional element which featured in a number of books by John Pudney.
Radical Isotope Andromeda Radical isotopes are one of ten elements with negative atomic weights. They are used by the Spirit of the Abyss to control beings. Detecting radical isotopes reveals a being in league with The Abyss.
Radium X The Invisible Ray Radium X was an intensively radioactive extraterrestrial element discovered by Dr. Janos Rukh (Wikipedia:Boris Karloff) in the 1936 film the The Invisible Ray. In the film, Dr. Rukh creates a death beam projector which harnesses the incredible power of Radium X for use as a destructive weapon of mass terror. Interestingly, Radium X also had healing powers. In a memorable scene, Rukh restores the sight of his blind mother (Wikipedia:Violet Kemble Cooper) with the Radium X projector after developing a filter to curb its destructive effects. According to legend, this scene inspired John Lawrence (the younger brother of physicist Wikipedia:Ernest Lawrence) to use radiation on his mother—who had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the uterus.[7]
Wikipedia:Randomonium Wikipedia:Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed A fluorescent green element which is a viscous liquid at room temperature, it enables costumes to become the creatures they represent.
Randsdell's Metal Wikipedia:When Worlds Collide An infusible metal of extreme strength used to insulate nuclear rocket engine nozzles in the novel When Worlds Collide.
Raritanium Ratchet & Clank A rare metal that is used for various upgrades in the game. It is also extremely hard and is used to produce armor, and the Omega Doom Blades and the Ryno 4EVER are some of the few weapons that can penetrate it. Its only other purpose is for purchasing the Gold Groovitron, which gives the owner unlimited groovitrons.
Rearden Metal Wikipedia:Atlas Shrugged In Wikipedia:Ayn Rand's Wikipedia:Atlas Shrugged, Rearden metal is a greenish-blue Wikipedia:alloy invented by Hank Rearden. Lighter and stronger than traditional Wikipedia:steel, it is to steel what steel was to iron. Among its ingredients are Wikipedia:iron and Wikipedia:copper, two metals seldom found together in real-world structural alloys.
Red matter Wikipedia:Star Trek (film) Template:AnchorRed matter is a fictional substance that appears in J.J. Abrams' 2009 film Star Trek and the lead-in comic book Wikipedia:Star Trek: Countdown. The rare mineral decalithium is processed into red matter that creates a black hole when it comes in contact with Wikipedia:nuclear matter. It is used in an attempt to avert an impending natural disaster, and to destroy a planet.
Red Rain Wikipedia:V (2009 TV series) A red hued rain which purports to cure effects of global warming, but is actually a form of phosphorus with ill-intention.
Wikipedia:Red Stone Wikipedia:Fullmetal Alchemist, Wikipedia:Minecraft A reddish stone made with the Red Water, a high-toxic liquid. It is used as an alchemic amplifier, as it amplifies the transmutation power of alchemists. It is also known as the incomplete Philosopher's Stone, because it has similar properties. In Minecraft it is used to make circuits.
Wikipedia:Relux Wikipedia:Arcot, Wade, and Morey stories by John W. Campbell Material created from light; indestructible and totally reflective. Used in the hull of the heroes' spaceships, among other things. See also Lux.
Residuum Wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition A fine, golden dust that results from disenchanting a magic item. It is sometimes traded as currency, measured by weight. 10,000 gold worth of residuum weighs as much as a single gold piece, with one pound being worth 500,000 gold pieces.
Resistium Wikipedia:The Incredible Planet The "Wikipedia:hydrogen" of the "ultra-elements" (which had an atomic structure consisting of a nucleus of "negatrons," orbital protons and without any electrons present in the atom at all), resistium was many times stronger than steel or titanium and had unique chemical and electromagnetic properties. First featured in The Incredible Planet by John W. Campbell, Jr.
Rodinium Star Trek (1966), "Wikipedia:Balance of Terror" At that time, according to Science Officer/First Officer Spock, the "hardest substance known to our science." The fragment Spock holds is from the outpost's protective shielding. The fragment crumbles in his hand, having been exposed to a new Romulan energy weapon.
Rovolon Wikipedia:E. E. Smith's Wikipedia:Skylark of Space series Mysterious platinum-group metal, known as "X" by its Earth-human discoverers (see that entry for details).
Rune essence/pure essence Wikipedia:RuneScape A strange stone that is able to contain magic energy, which can be released at the owner's will. Pure essence is purer that rune essence and so can contain more complex and powerful magic. The essence is mined from large stones in a strange place accessed from a portal.
Runestone Wikipedia:Lost Kingdoms A stone that allows the holder to unleash the powers of the monsters trapped within their card decks. Runestone is often made artificially which is less potent.
Runite Wikipedia:RuneScape A light blue metal that is stronger than mithril or adamantite.
Sakuradite Wikipedia:Code Geass An element, plentiful in Wikipedia:Japan but rare elsewhere, that possesses incredible superconductive properties. It is used to generate and channel energy in great quantities, and is an essential component of Wikipedia:Knightmare Frames' propulsion systems.
Saronite Wikipedia:World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King A very strong mineral found in Northrend. It is usually sickly green or ice-blue. Saronite is the hardened blood of the Old God, Yogg-Saron, who is imprisoned within the Titan vault, Ulduar. Used by the Undead Scourge to build their fortresses and war machines.
Schwartz, liquid Wikipedia:Spaceballs by Wikipedia:Mel Brooks A potent spaceship fuel, a small amount of which can propel a space Winnebago incredible distances.
Wikipedia:Scrith Wikipedia:Ringworld by Wikipedia:Larry Niven A semi-translucent, impossibly strong material, somewhat ductile under massive force, that is used as the foundation of the Ringworld. It has a strength similar to the force which binds atomic nuclei. It also has the ability to hold strong magnetic fields, meaning it is a para-magnetic substance. Compare Wikipedia:Neutronium.
Shazamium Wikipedia:Shazam!: "The Plot Against The Universe"Template:Issue needed Constructed into a bracelet worn by Captain Marvel's mentor, the sorcerer Shazam. Its atomic number is 98; this has since been discovered and named Wikipedia:californium. Shazam has to wear his shazamium bracelet at all times, for without it on his arm, he would fade away into nothingness in 24 hours. Captain Marvel's nemesis, Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, steals the bracelet from Shazam, since it gives ordinary mortals wearing it ethereal form and the ability to penetrate any substance (except marvelium, described above) and allows instantaneous travel between Earth and the Rock Of Eternity.
Sheol Wikipedia:Fury3 Sheol, also known as red sheol, is a metal in the game Fury3. The isomorphic decay of this mineral attracts wormholes. Sheol is only found in the topsoil of the planet Ares.
Silverium Wikipedia:Motherload One of many fictional elements mined from Wikipedia:Mars
Sinisite Wikipedia:Sinistar videogame series A high-energy material occurring naturally in crystalline form, it is found in white (1983 original game) or blue and green (1999's Sinistar: Unleashed) variants, usually mined from asteroids. It is used in the building of pieces of technology, or purified to form the high-explosive weapons known as Sinibombs.
Sivanium Wikipedia:Shazam!: "The Plot Against The Universe"Template:Issue needed Invented by Captain Marvel's nemesis, Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana. Its atomic number is 97; this has since been discovered and named Wikipedia:berkelium. It is "living metal;" when used to construct a duplicate of any life form, especially a human, it will actually live once the duplicate is completed. Sivana tried to overrun the Universe with duplicates of himself consisting of this metal, but Captain Marvel used it to duplicate himself, freeing him to artifice marvelium (described above) and entrap Sivana within a box of it.
Sky Iron Wikipedia:His Dark Materials A superior type of metal used by the panserbjorn (armored bears) of the North, compared to which other metals are worthless. Presumably originates from meteorites.
Solarbonite Wikipedia:Plan 9 from Outer Space A high-energy substance found on Earth and possibly other planets. It is capable of exploding the particles that make up sunlight itself. If contained in a weapon, it can set off a chain reaction that explodes sunlight, along with anything the exploding sunlight touches, that will eventually destroy the universe, possibly at the speed of light itself.
Solarite Wikipedia:Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) An unstable mineral with great explosive power found on the planet Mongo. Solarite was to be the ultimate weapon employed by Ming the Merciless against the people of Earth. Described in Episode Twelve, "Doom of the Dictator".
Solonite Wikipedia:Battlestar Galactica A fictional high explosive in the original version of the science fiction series Wikipedia:Battlestar Galactica. It may or may not be derived from solium.
Solid Protodermis Wikipedia:Bionicle It comes in various forms. Rock-like Protodermis can be controlled by a Toa of Stone. It was mined and collected with a Sluice in Onu-Koro and Onu-Metru. It is used as a medium for carvings. Metal-like Protodermis can be controlled by a Toa of Iron. Special types of metal Protodermis exist, like the precious metals that the Toa Hagah's armor is made of. Ice-like Protodermis can be controlled by a Toa of Ice. Crystal-like Protodermis is used for the same purpose as glass.
Solinium Artemis Fowl A fictional radioactive material used by fairies to create short lasting bio-bomb that eliminates any living organism in its radius. The solinium in the bomb has a half-life of 14 seconds, and its radius can be controlled via computer. The depleted form is also used as a homing device sprayed on fairy equipment.
Solinite Wikipedia:Star Command: Revolution A powerful source of energy found within the Zeta Galaxy. Its discovery strained the already-present tensions between the races, resulting in all-out war.
Solium Wikipedia:Battlestar Galactica In original Battlestar Galactica television series, Solium is the Colonial term for Wikipedia:Hydrogen. The show's depiction of an explosive fuel that is associated with the Wikipedia:Latin term for the sun Sol is a dead giveaway.Template:OrTemplate:Citation needed
Solium Wikipedia:Blake's 7 A highly radioactive element utilized by the Terran Federation in a Wikipedia:neutron bomb-type Wikipedia:doomsday weapon to hold down hostile planets without a large military garrison.
Soulsteel Wikipedia:Exalted The newest and the second strongest of the five magical materials, formed by alloying human souls and ore dredged up from the nightmares of dead elder gods that teeter upon the edge of oblivion. They always bring with them the chill of the abyss.
Space Alloy Gren This is the metal utilized to construct the eponymous Grendizer of the anime series Grendizer. The metal seems highly similar to Chogokin Z, another fictional metal used to construct mechs.
Spartanium The Space Eagle: Operation Star Voyage Derived from rare radioactive Wikipedia:platinum ore whose only source is a mine in Wikipedia:Siberia. A single gram of the element is enough to power a starship for faster-than-light travel.
Specium Wikipedia:Ultraman Dyna An element found only on Mars, used to power extremely powerful energy weapons.
Spice Spore Spice is a gaseous substance that erupts from Wikipedia:gysers. It can be found on almost all planets in the game. Spice is a valuable trading item among all intelligent species, and it comes in a variety of different colors such as red, yellow and blue.
Stardust Stardust The remnants of a fallen star brought into the waking world from the magical land of Faerie.
Wikipedia:Star Metal Wikipedia:Archaic term An old term probably used to refer to magnetic metals or metals found in meteorites.
Wikipedia:Starmetal Wikipedia:Exalted The rarest of the five magical materials, created by the remaining essence of fallen gods.
Wikipedia:Starmetal Conan The Adventurer A metal with magical properties found in fallen meteors. Can be forged into weapons that banish Serpent Men.
Wikipedia:Stealth ore Artemis Fowl A metal that absorbs all known wavelengths of light, making it invisible to all forms of electronic eye. It is very expensive to manufacture.
Stravidium Wikipedia:Dune universe An apparently fibrous component of Plasteel which is described as being "stabilized with stravidium fibers grown into its crystal structure."
Stormphrax Wikipedia:The Edge Chronicles Very powerful material, in dark, it is supremely heavy, in light, it is lighter the... well, sunlight. Created in thunderstorms, it is the physical result of a lightning bolt. Precisely at twilight, it can be crushed, purifying water, no matter how contaminated. Blades made of stormphrax can be devastating, having the force of lighting.
Strongium 90 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon Used by gym owner Wally Airhead and his men in the episode "Leonardo Cuts Loose". Provides the user with strength.
Stygium Wikipedia:Discworld Dull black metal which heats up in the presence of light; direct sunlight causes it to burn or explode. Typically made into rings which are always worn under a glove, usually by alumni of the Assassins Guild because of the colour.
Submarinum The Tunnel New element found in the seabed rock of the Wikipedia:Atlantic Ocean while building the transcontinental tunnel in Wikipedia:Bernhard Kellermann's novel.
Supermanium Wikipedia:DC Comics "The strongest metal known to science!...forged by him (Wikipedia:Superman) from the heart of a mighty star!" A metallic ore designed to mimic Superman’s powers, as well as intensify a red star's weak radiation output to render it identical to the far stronger output of a yellow star and even absorb kryptonite radiation. Harder and denser even than the Wikipedia:diamond Wikipedia:allotrope of carbon, supermanium apparently ceased to exist after the Wikipedia:Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Supremium Supreme An element that gave Supreme his powers of flight, super strength, and more. Supremium appears throughout the comics in many colors, each one with a different reality-altering effect. White Supremium is fatal to Supreme, amber Supremium warps time, onyx Supremium erases time, sapphire Supremium affects probabilities, ruby Supremium transmutes matter, and violet Supremium has random effects which often include transmutation.
Synthium Marooned In Marooned by John W. Campbell, Jr., the Jovian exploration ship Mercury was constructed from parium and synthium, metallic super elements which had great tensile strength.
Tarydium Wikipedia:Unreal Wikipedia:computer game Blue crystals that the enslaved race of Nali is forced to mine; Tarydium shards also serve as ammunition for the Stinger weapon.
Thaesium Wikipedia:Doctor Who serial Wikipedia:The Mutants Radioactive element used as fuel for spaceships of the Earth Empire during the 30th century that also serves an important role in the lifecycle of the native inhabitants of the planet Solos.
Wikipedia:Terrazine Wikipedia:StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Similar to Vespene Gas (see Below), but with added Organic compounds that induce Psionic abilities. Used by Tosh to enhance the Psychic powers of his Spectre Agents
Theor+ Bertil Mårtensson's Jungfrulig planet A superheavy element, number 183, stable, "eerily unscientific properties". Necessary for protecting the crew of faster-than-light spaceships from high-energy graviton radiation associated with powering up (or powering down) the engines.[1]
Titanium-A Halo In the Halo series, Titanium-A Armor is composed of a high-grade Titanium-50 alloy, specially strengthened at the molecular level. Titanium-A has numerous uses throughout the UNSC due largely to titanium being lightweight and extremely strong, with a high tolerance to heat. It took new found importance after the beginning of the Human-Covenant War; To contend with the Covenant's plasma weaponry, Humans needed armor that would withstand the heat of the directed plasma. Despite its strength and resistance to heat, the Titanium-A plating is usually boiled away within seconds, and does not effectively dissipate the plasma. Its primary use is as armor for ships. UNSC Frigates have sixty centimeters of plating on their hull, and UNSC Destroyers have up to two meters of plating. Larger ships were known to have even more, such as ten meters to a supercarrier. The UNSC uses Titanium-A for construction of bases as well, to make them less susceptible to destruction. Places such as HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6, CASTLE Base and Camp Hathcock used Titanium-A armor in their superstructures.
Wikipedia:Thiotimoline Wikipedia:Isaac Asimov Chemical compound first described in a spoof scientific paper titled "The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline" in 1948. The chemical actually begins to dissolve before it contacts water.
Thorium Wikipedia:World of Warcraft Metal found on Azeroth that has a silvery green tint and is said to be as strong as steel but as heavy as lead. Used to construct heavier weapons and armour. Should not be confused with the real life Wikipedia:Thorium. Also, the best type of fuel cell in the Wikipedia:Master of Orion series.
Thyrium Wikipedia:Matthew Reilly's Temple A rare element only observed in meteorite crater walls. It is stable, trans-uranic, non-radioactive and fissionable—producing more energy than either Uranium or Plutonium without generating waste products or measurable radiation.
Tibanna Wikipedia:Star Wars Expanded Universe A metallic gas mined from certain gas giants (notably Wikipedia:Bespin), it has many high-tech applications including use as high quality Wikipedia:hyperdrive coolant and to increase the effectiveness of blaster weapons.
Wikipedia:Tiberium Wikipedia:Command & Conquer series Typically green, it is named after the Wikipedia:Tiber River although the Brotherhood Of Nod claims it is named after the emperor Wikipedia:Tiberius. It leaches metals out of the soil, concentrating them in crystals leaving the landscape depleted. It also converts other matter into more tiberium. Human exposure to this element can trigger mutations, but it more often proves fatal.
Timonium Wikipedia:Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Initially mined from the ground as an ore, it is used both to construct new technology and provide energy.
Tiny Atoms Wikipedia:Futurama Presumably essentially the same as regular atoms, except much smaller. They are vital to the process of shrinking, but are very expensive, making the construction of remote-controlled "microdroids" a more economical option.
Tissue-like Protodermis Wikipedia:Bionicle It makes up all living tissue in the Matoran Universe, including the few species of Organic Rahi.
Titanite Wikipedia:Star Blazers An element found on Wikipedia:Saturn's moon Titan. Golden and lustrous in appearance, it is used in spacecraft construction.
Titansteel Wikipedia:World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King An alloy forged from Titanium and the eternal essences of Fire, Earth and Shadow. Used in high-end item crafting.
Transparent aluminum Wikipedia:Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home A material that will not be invented for many years to come. Commander Scott gives the formula to make it to a 20th Century engineer in exchange for enough contemporary available material to transport a pair of humpback whales back to the future to save the planet.
Wikipedia:Transparisteel Wikipedia:Star Wars This is a metal with transparency similar to glass and tensile strength similar to that of steel, quite common in the Star Wars universe.
Triidium Deadlock A Metal processed from Endurium. It is processed in factories, and has 10x the power of iron and 2x the power of Endurium.
Trilithium Wikipedia:Star Trek An experimental compound capable of stopping all fusion within a star. Dr. Soran used this in an attempt to return to the spatial anomaly known as the Nexus (Wikipedia:Star Trek Generations). Also, the second best type of fuel cell in the Wikipedia:Master of Orion series.
Trilithium Resin Wikipedia:Star Trek A hazardous by-product generated by the matter-antimatter reactions in warp cores, it is considered to have no practical use other than as an explosive. Mentioned in the episode Wikipedia:Starship Mine.
Wikipedia:Trinium Wikipedia:Stargate SG-1 Alien material used in the show that when refined is 100 times stronger and lighter than steel, which makes up the Stargate's Iris and is also used in the construction of Earth's Battle cruisers and Asgard ships
Tritanium Wikipedia:EVE Online,

Wikipedia:Star Trek

One of the main building blocks in space structures and spacecraft.

Within the universe of EVE (though not that of Star Trek), it is a very hard, yet bendable metal. Tritanium cannot be used in human habitats due to its instability at atmospheric temperatures. Very common throughout the universe. Within the Star Trek universe, it is an extremely hard and strong crystalline metallic material, with a hardness beyond the current standard 1-10 hardness scale. Due to the complexity of required fabrication techniques, it is generally used in the construction of ships and stations only for primary bulkhead and spaceframe components, and in locations where a high strength to volume ratio is required (ex. the hulls and frames of shuttlecraft and other auxiliary spacecraft).

Tronium Wikipedia:Super Robot Wars (Video Game) An alien mineral several times more radioactive than Wikipedia:Uranium, it is used as a power source for the RTX-011 Hückebein Mk III, R-2 Powered, R-GUN Powered, and SRX, and as ammunition in the battleship Hagane's Tronium Buster Cannon. Only six chunks of this material are said to exist on Earth.
True Silver or Truesilver Wikipedia:World of Warcraft, Wikipedia:Middle-earth A valuable metal used to create magical armor, weapons, and other items. Found in some of the most dangerous areas of the Wikipedia:Eastern Kingdoms and Wikipedia:Kalimdor in Azeroth. For the metal found in Moria in Middle-earth, see Wikipedia:Mithril.
Tungite Wikipedia:The Mysterious Dr. Satan In the Republic film serial Wikipedia:The Mysterious Dr. Satan, Tungite is the element necessary to power the remote control device for the villain Dr. Satan's race of killer robots.
Turbidium Wikipedia:Total Recall In the movie Wikipedia:Total Recall, it was a metal/alloy mined for use as a war material on Earth and ultimately used to extract Wikipedia:oxygen from the Wikipedia:ice in Wikipedia:Mars's core.
Wikipedia:Tylium Wikipedia:Battlestar Galactica A fictional ore in both versions of the science fiction series Battlestar Galactica. It is very rare throughout the known universe, but essential for fueling both human and Cylon space ships, including for the purpose of faster-than-light jumps. Also referred to as "Tylinium."
Unnamed Metal Battlefield Earth A unnamed super dense metal in Battlefield Earth by Wikipedia:L. Ron Hubbard that mixed with certain other elements causes an uncontrollable fission process that continues until there is nothing left of a planet except light gases. This metal is supposed to occur in meteorites before they burn up in an atmosphere.
Wikipedia:Unobtainium Wikipedia:The Core, Avatar, Wikipedia:Skyrates, many Wikipedia:thought experiments Generally any extremely rare, costly, or physically impossible material needed to fulfill a given design for a given application - sometimes referred to as "unaffordium". In The Core it is described as a special Wikipedia:tungsten-Wikipedia:titanium matrix. In Avatar (unobtanium—sic) the metal is highly valuable, and possesses unusual superconducting and magnetic properties (although the prop used is nothing other than Wikipedia:galena). In Skyrates it is a green-colored element that has many properties, most prominently anti-gravity. Mark Donohue claimed that it was used in the chassis of Penske race cars.
Wikipedia:Upsidaisium Wikipedia:The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Upsidaisium is a metal that is lighter than air and can be obtained by mining in upsidaisium-rich areas.
Wikipedia:Uridium Wikipedia:Uridium computer game, 1986 Name for the Wikipedia:Uridium game's top level, a metallic element the developer thought existed. Also, the fourth best type of fuel cell in the Wikipedia:Master of Orion series.
Uminm steel Wikipedia:book-novel "2" 2 (novel) Uminm steel, an almost indestructible metal that grows in perfect hexagonal prisms. When liquid it can corrode any material it comes in contact with.
Uru Uru Thor series Magical metal used in the creation of Wikipedia:Thor's Wikipedia:Mjolnir hammer, which gives it its magical powers and indestructibility.
Valyrian Steel Wikipedia:A Song of Ice and Fire A metal mined in Valyria, stronger than normal steel, nearly unbreakable. The formula of its making was lost after the Doom.
Wikipedia:Vespene Gas Wikipedia:StarCraft A type of resource used to build high-tech units and buildings. Vespene gas is collected from Refineries (also called Assimilators or Extractors), which are constructed directly over Vespene Geysers.
Veridium Wikipedia:Metal Men Extraterrestrial in origin, veridium is a green metal capable of channeling heat energy. Doctor Will Magnus permanently downloaded his mind into a veridium robot to become the new leader of the Metal Men.
Wikipedia:Vibranium Wikipedia:Marvel Comics An alien metal in two forms. Wakandan vibranium absorbs vibrational energy. The more energy it stores the tougher it becomes. If the Wikipedia:molecular bonds are broken, all the energy is released, causing an explosion. It is found only in the Wikipedia:African nation of Wakanda, ruled by the Black Panther. Wikipedia:Antarctic vibranium emits a vibration that separates the bonds of other metals, liquifying them.
Vik-ro Carson of Venus by Wikipedia:Edgar Rice Burroughs One of the two components of Lor (see below), which when combined with Yor-san results in total annihilation of the Lor, releasing tremendous energy.
Vionesium Wikipedia:Doctor Who In the serial Wikipedia:Terror of the Vervoids, a rare metal from the planet Mogar. It burns brightly in air, similarly to Wikipedia:Magnesium. The Wikipedia:Sixth Doctor used this effect to destroy the plant based Vervoids by accelerating them through their lifecycle.
Viridium Wikipedia:AdventureQuest world Effective against minions of "The Devourer," a destructive god in the game Wikipedia:AdventureQuest. They will be hurt more by this material than by a normal weapon, and hence has been infused into the Weapons of Salvation.
Vizorium Wikipedia:Dirty Pair A rare metal used in the construction of warp engines in the Wikipedia:Dirty Pair universe. First referenced in the Dirty Pair movie, Wikipedia:Project EDEN.
Voltairium Wikipedia:Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda Used in Wikipedia:nova bombs. Possibly named for Wikipedia:Voltaire
Wikipedia:Warpstone or Wyrdstone Warhammer Fantasy, also Wikipedia:Warhammer 40,000 1st and 2nd editions A greenish-black crystal of solidified magic with transmutatory powers. It can be used as fuel, or to turn base metal into gold. Its chaotic nature makes it difficult to use, causing mutations and unstable weaponry.
Wasabinite Wikipedia:Chop Socky Chooks A precious purple crystal from the Moon. The villain Dr. Wasabi once tricked the patrons of his mall with a free trip to the Moon so he could enslave them to mine out the Wasabinite, but was eventually defeated by the heroic Chop Socky Chooks.
Wellstone Wikipedia:The Wellstone by Wikipedia:Wil McCarthy Formally known as Quantum Wellstone, it is a Wikipedia:quantum dot, programmable substrate that can emulate the properties of other elements, including the copyrighted atom Bunkerlite, impervium, and various other super-reflectors and super-absorbers.
Wishalloy Aerospace term e.g.[8] An alternative to unobtainium. Historically Wikipedia:Scramjets have been described as being made from unobtainium reinforced wishalloy
Wonderflonium Wikipedia:Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog A material used by Dr. Horrible to create a ray that freezes its victim in time. Its container bears the written warning "do not bounce." On Dr. Horrible's whiteboard he writes H20+Wonderflonium=freeze. Other properties remain unknown.
Xenium Wikipedia:Half-Life (series) Xen crystals (Xenium) are crystalline structures of various sizes that exist in the Xen border world and appear to hold massive amounts of strong, unusual power. Their power was used by the scientists at Black Mesa in their research to create a reliable and safe means of teleportation.
Xenothium Wikipedia:Teen Titans series Mysterious substance, presumably liquid or gas, used by Professor Chang to power Red X's costume and weapons.
Xentronium Wikipedia:Master of Orion 2 A metallic substance used as armor on alien ships.
Xithricite Wikipedia:Vendetta Online A bright green mineral used to produce incredibly strong alloys originally discovered by explorers from the Neutral Territories.[9] References to it are found throughout the game's item descriptions and is used in everything from spaceship hulls to Wikipedia:railgun ammunition. Ore containing Xithricite can be mined from asteroids by players.
Yautjavian metal Predator franchise The Predator race, called "Yautja", of the Predator films, as well as the humanoid aliens from AVP, use a super-light metal that can be forged to a monomolecular edge. Such an edge would be impossible with any nonfictional element, none currently known that provide such a strong molecular bonding. Yautjavian weapons thus work on the principle that the thinner the cutting edge the more keen the weapon, this metal allowing for impossibly sharp blades. Often this metal is layered for greater strength, as when made into Yautjavian plate armor.
Yor-san Carson of Venus by Wikipedia:Edgar Rice Burroughs One of the two components of Lor (see above) which when combined with Vik-ro results in total annihilation of the Lor, releasing tremendous energy.
Yuanon Wikipedia:Crest of the Stars novels A massive subatomic particle that emits a constant stream of energy (on the order of 500 MW). It is the "closed" form of a planespace Sord (the open form being the 1000 km wide, whitehole-like gateway into planespace).
Zamomin Wikipedia:Zamonia Series novels, by Wikipedia:Walter Moers A mad thinking element that tries to accumulate power by manipulating living beings.
Zanium Wikipedia:The Twin Dilemma, a Wikipedia:Doctor Who story; "Riddle of the Gold", a Jonny Quest episode In Doctor Who, Zanium residue - a characteristic of teleportation — is a sure sign of intergalactic kidnap. In Jonny Quest, Zanium is a rare metal that can be transmuted to display all of the qualities of gold, but which disintegrates when an acidic test solution is applied to it whereas gold does not.
Zexonite Wikipedia:EarthBound An elemental ore not found on Earth, it is taken from a meteorite and used to complete the Phase-Distorter, a machine capable of sending metals and souls, but not complex organic matter, across time.
Zfylud Crystal Wikipedia:Super Robot Wars Named after the Balmarian god of creation and divine justice, Zfylud crystals self-replicate and radiate energy as a power source and also gain sentience when in large numbers. In the Original Generation series, a large chunk of Zfylud crystals assumed sentience and called itself the Wikipedia:Septuagint.
Zol Wikipedia:Golden Sun Zol is a floating, pale green, often cubic alloy in Wikipedia:Golden Sun: Dark Dawn that responds to Jupiter (wind) Psynergy, usually to lift upward or float sideways as a platform. Certain wind-based weapons and armor can be forged from pieces of Quality Zol that the player collects.
Zoridium Wikipedia:Operation: Red Jericho The most powerful explosive available before the splitting of the atom. Known to the Wikipedia:Sujing Quantou orders as "Daughter of the Sun". Used to power the torpedoes of pirate lord Sheng-Fat and the Coterie of St. Petersburg's gravity experiments
Zortium Master of Orion An extremely hard super metal used to armor starships in the Master of Orion PC games series. According to Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares, it is 4 times as strong as Wikipedia:titanium (based on game statistics) which quadruples the ship's durability in relation to the standard titanium combat armors.
Zuunium Wikipedia:Legion of Superheroes A rare element in metallic form, found on the planet Zuun. One of the strange effects of its radiation is that it gives anyone exposed to it the powers of Wikipedia:lycanthropy. One such "victim" of exposure became the Legionnaire Timber Wolf.
Zydrine Wikipedia:EVE Online Only found in huge geodes; rocks on the outside with crystal-like quartz on the inside. The rarest and most precious of these geodes are those that contain the dark green zydrine within. Very rare and very expensive.

Fictional isotopes of real elementsEdit

Name Isotope of Source Uses Reality
886Ar Wikipedia:Argon Wikipedia:Judge Dredd An unstable element that is used to propel rounds fired from a Lawgiver. The isotope does not exist; the heaviest known isotope is 53Ar.
138Cs Wikipedia:Caesium Wikipedia:Mission: Impossible: "The 'Snowball In Hell' Mission" In this episode (the 21st in the series) the team has to prevent a sample of this isotope, the key to a low-cost nuclear arsenal, from getting into anti-American hands. Its Wikipedia:autoignition temperature is 21°C (70°F) and thus has to be kept refrigerated in the tropical climate where it resides. The isotope does exist, but it decays with a half-life of 33 minutes, and thus it would be infeasible for a nuclear weapon.
82Cm Wikipedia:Curium Brødrene Dal og Spektralsteinene The Wikipedia:McGuffin in this TV series, where Professor Slatters claims that with it he can find a cure/vaccine for the Wikipedia:common cold. He and the Dal brothers go on an expedition to search for a meteorite with a sufficient amount of it. They do find one, but is there alloyed with umulium (impossibilium), making the 82Cm unobtainable. Curium has an Wikipedia:atomic number of 96, so the existence of this isotope would require a nucleon of negative mass (or 14 massless nucleons), which has not currently been found.
Quadium (4H) Wikipedia:Hydrogen Wikipedia:The Mouse that Roared Hydrogen normally has no Wikipedia:neutrons. Wikipedia:Deuterium and Wikipedia:tritium have one and two neutrons respectively and are used in hydrogen bombs. Quadium has three neutrons, and is in the story capable of blasting an entire continent off the face of the Earth. This isotope exists but only for a very short time, making any use in a bomb impossible.
80Ir Wikipedia:Iridium Riptide According to the book, one second of direct exposure is equivalent to a lethal dose, with a reading of 3217.89 Rads/hr from 15 metres away. The blade of St. Michael's sword was forged from it.[10] 80Ir does not exist; the lightest known isotope is 164Ir.
186Pu Wikipedia:Plutonium Wikipedia:The Gods Themselves An isotope of plutonium which is too unstable to exist in our Wikipedia:universe but which exists naturally in parallel universes whose strong nuclear forces are more intense. This is utilised as a source of energy where it is turned into 186W, releasing electrons in the process. The description of this isotope is entirely correct; the lightest known isotope of plutonium is 228Pu.
Quantium any element, but most commonly Wikipedia:potassium Wikipedia:Babylon 5 This rare and expensive substance used in jumpgates is formed when ordinary matter is subjected to the stresses of a Wikipedia:supernova, pushing some of its electron pair-bonds into hyperspace. The most commonly found form is derived from 40K, giving quantium-40. The name was coined by David Strauss in response to a request from the show's creator.[11] 40K is a naturally occurring isotope of potassium which is used to date rocks. However, the method of obtaining quantium as described has not been demonstrated in real life.

Isotopes of fictional elementsEdit

Name Isotope of Source Uses
Illudium Q-36[12] Illudium Phosdex Wikipedia:Looney Tunes Used by Wikipedia:Marvin the Martian as a planet-destroying explosive. Sometimes pronounced "Illudium Pu-36".
Isogen-5 Isogen Wikipedia:EVE online's Empyrean Age novel This isotope is found only in systems with Type O blue stars, where it is gathered and stored in huge caches by rogue drones. It is extremely volatile and when destabalized will send off a mass of Wikipedia:neutrinos and produce an unknown exotic element which has space-time bending properties since it has a negative mass.
Monopasium-239 Monopasium Wikipedia:Blake's 7 A radioactive isotope known to exist in quantity on only two planets within the Federation. When processed it can be used as fuel for extremely long-ranged (possibly intergalactic) spacecraft.
Naquadriah Wikipedia:Naquadah Wikipedia:Stargate SG-1 and Wikipedia:Stargate Atlantis A highly unstable variant of Naquadah with greater explosive properties. It can also be used for the powering of highly efficient hyperspace engines. Naquadriah is formed from Naquadah in an artificial chain reaction. There are only a few known planets containing Naquadriah; one is Langara (the home of Wikipedia:Jonas Quinn) where large deposits were accidentally created from natural Naquadah deposits when a bomb using a relatively small amount of the material was tested by a team of human scientists, radiation from the explosion started the chain reaction. It was originally created in relatively small amounts millennia ago by an unknown Wikipedia:Goa'uld scientist. Unprotected exposure can lead to brain damage, delusions and/or schizophrenia. It has been said to have a half-life of several thousand years. The other known sources, presumably naturally occurring ones, are known as 'Icarus Class' Planets. Two have been found by Earth so far. The first was used (and ultimately destroyed) in the construction of Icarus Base and the dialing of the Ninth Chevron to the Ancient starship Destiny using the Stargate, several billion light years away. The second was used by the Lucian Alliance for that same purpose but, due to instability of the power transfer and the lack of sophistication in the algorithms used for the power transfer, was also destroyed. Earth is currently in negotiation with Langara for use of their naquadriah deposits as a lifeline to funnel supplies and personnel to Destiny
Thyrium-261 Thyrium Wikipedia:Matthew Reilly's novel Temple This isotope is found only in a binary star system, in the Pleiades. It is capable of generating enormous power in the right reactor configuration. It leaves no radioactive waste byproducts after use. It is also capable of forming a Wikipedia:subcritical mass, detonating with enough power to vaporise a third of the Earth's mass, propelling it out of orbit, away from the sun.

Fictional (sub)atomic particlesEdit

Name Source Uses
Bigon Wikipedia:Discover Magazine A particle supposedly discovered by French scientists, which although it exists for just millionths of a second, it is the size of a bowling ball. "The Bigon" was an April Fool's joke article from issue no. 4/1996.
Bogon Wikipedia:Jargon File In Quantum bogodynamics, a particle generated by politicians, used-car salesmen, TV evangelists and suits in general. Bogon absorption causes human beings to behave mindlessly and machines to fail (and may also cause both to emit secondary bogons). The antiparticle of the cluon. In Wikipedia:Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, the galaxy that the titular characters are transported to is the Bogon Galaxy, most likely as a nod to the particle.
Chronon Wikipedia:The Fireclown by Wikipedia:Michael Moorcock The "atoms of time", used by the Fireclown to create the "Time Fire".
Cluon Wikipedia:Jargon File In Quantum bogodynamics, a particle generated by those who Get It. Cluon absorption causes human beings to act reasonably. The antiparticle of the bogon. Sometimes called a validon.
Craptron Wikipedia:Instant Physics A particle found in Washington D.C. A joke particle from the book.
Dust Wikipedia:His Dark Materials An elementary particle that is the basic unit of consciousness. Not a constant; is generated by and confers sentience on animals in a positive feedback loop; in the context of humans, the human brain is a focusing mechanism for Dust. The more conscious the entity, the more Dust is around them. Permeates all universes and passes among dimensions.
Fat electron Wikipedia:Jargon File In Quantum bogodynamics, an electron that gains weight via bogon absorption. Clogging the narrow micro-electronic pathways of microchips, it is believed to be the cause of microprocessors failing.
Goron Wikipedia:The Pearl Saga A large atomic particle. Exposure leads to immediate fatality and complete organic disintegration into a yellowish powder.
GN Particle Wikipedia:Gundam 00 Particles created by GN Drives which are generally of a greenish colour (except if produced by GN Tau Drives) and have a wide variety of uses, e.g. radio and radar jamming or even influence on human biology in various ways.
Gravioli Wikipedia:Futurama A nonsense particle briefly mentioned in the episode Wikipedia:Roswell That Ends Well, one of the forms of radiation emitted by a supernova. Presumably interacts strongly with microwave photons.
Kingon/Queon Wikipedia:Discworld A particle Wikipedia:hypothesized to exist by Wikipedia:philosopher Ly Tin Wheedle. Particles that travel faster than light and transmit 'monarchy', since when a monarch dies, the successor is instantly the new monarch, with no gap or overlap between the two. The exception is when these particles are intercepted by their anti-particle, the republicon. The theory that this effect could be used for really fast information transmission (by carefully torturing a small king) was never fully developed, because at that point, the bar closed.
Kojima particles Wikipedia:Armored Core series (debut in Armored Core 4) The Kojima particles named after his fictional creator are heavily radioactive particles used primary for shielding and defense but also for propulsion, weapons and energy source. The most common use is as a barrier that protects the gigantic mechs in Armored Core that also allows them to move at high speeds, giving them a huge advantage over other combat vehicles and weapons. These particles absorb the kinetic energy of projectiles and other weapons reducing the damage given to almost none. Depending on the weapon, the more power it fires, the more the kojima barrier stops, but of course draining the shield integrity. Another aspect of this particles is that they are extremely polluting and lethal due intense radiation and can cause heavy environmental damage. They are visible at high densities or upon impact with something and look greenish.
Nucleoproton Wikipedia:Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot The exact nature of this particle is never fully explained, but its applications are well-documented. Nucleoprotons appear as particles that are bright green in appearance and glow. Their application seems to widely vary. They apparently can be used as an energy source; a weapon, if nucleoprotons are directed to create a particle cannon; and a source of propulsion.
Oz Wikipedia:GURPS Technomancer A particle that carries magical energy, found in places where boundaries between alternate possible realities are thin. Mages are able to control the flow of particles through spells, effectively reshaping the universe as they see fit.
Planetary Particle Wikipedia:Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds A particle used to power the Ener-D reactor in New Domino City.
Pym Particle Wikipedia:Marvel Comics Dr. Henry Pym originally discovered and isolated this rare group of subatomic particles, which could increase or decrease the size and mass of objects or living beings.
Reson Wikipedia:Discworld Roughly translated as thingy, these particles combine to make up thaums. Similarly to real-world Wikipedia:quarks, they come in five different flavours: Up, down, sideways, sex appeal and peppermint. They are considered to be the fundamental particles of reality (see Wikipedia:Moving Pictures (novel)).
Snarks, Boojums Wikipedia:Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan novelisation The sub-elementary particles that Wikipedia:quarks are made from, discovered by Drs. March and Madison, two Wikipedia:Lewis Carroll fans involved with Project Genesis. Named after the creatures in Wikipedia:The Hunting of the Snark.
Wikipedia:Swivel Wikipedia:Caballo de Troya This book gives a lengthy, detailed "technical" description of a time travel process by an "inversion of Wikipedia:quantum Wikipedia:swivels" which permits the supposed author "The Major" to witness the last weeks of Jesus's life through a time-travelling device sent back in time by the US military in an Israel base in 1973.
Tachyons Numerous examples in sci-fi A Wikipedia:tachyon is any hypothetical particle that travels faster than light. In many fictional settings it is taken that this involves travelling through time and they are invoked as an integral part of, or even shorthand for, time travel devices.
Thaum Wikipedia:Discworld A Thaum is the basic unit of magical strength. It has been universally established as the amount of magic needed to create one small white pigeon or three normal sized billiard balls. The thaum, hitherto believed to be the smallest possible particle of magic, was successfully demonstrated to be made up of /resons/ (Lit.: 'Thing-ies') or reality fragments. Currently research indicates that each reson is itself made up of a combination of at least five 'flavours', known as 'up', 'down', 'sideways', 'sex appeal' and 'peppermint'. The device that is used to measure the strength of magical fields is a thaumometer.
Thaumaturgon Wikipedia:Bas-Lag A particle that mediates thaumaturgy or magic in the Bas-Lag novels of Wikipedia:China Miéville.

Fictional allotropes and polymorphismsEdit

Name Source Uses
Allotropic Iron Wikipedia:Lensman series A fictional Wikipedia:allotrope of iron, extremely dense and liquid at room temperature, used as a power source by the Nevians and (briefly) Terrans before being superseded by uranium.
Wikipedia:Ekti Wikipedia:Kevin J. Anderson in his novel Wikipedia:Saga of Seven Suns A fictional Wikipedia:allotrope of hydrogen which is used to power the Ildiran stardrive, the only feasible method of interstellar travel at the start of the series.
Wikipedia:Ice-nine Wikipedia:Kurt Vonnegut in his novel Wikipedia:Cat's Cradle It is described as a more stable polymorph of Wikipedia:water than common Wikipedia:ice (Ice Ih) which instead of melting when above 0° Wikipedia:Celsius (32° Wikipedia:Fahrenheit), melts only when the temperature is 45.8°C (114.4°F). Therefore it will be frozen at room temperature. When ice-nine comes into contact with liquid water below 45.8°C, it acts as a crystal "seed", and causes the Wikipedia:solidification (freezing) of the entire body of water as crystalline ice-nine.

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  11. Unofficial Babylon 5 Technical Manual
  12. Differences of opinion exist regarding the correct pronunciation; Chuck Jones rendered the modulator's name as Q-36 in print in Chuck Amuck : The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist (New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1989; ISBN 0-374-12348-9), p. 213.

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