QuixHeal

An analgesic and healing promoter, QuixHeal is a trade name of a human-specific healing agent that assists the body in repairing the damage done by physical injuries.

QuixHeal can be combined with other painkillers and even consumed with alcohol with no ill-effects. At higher doses, it tends to cause drowsiness and deep sleep, but it continues to work on repairing the body even while the user is sound asleep.

The effects of Quixheal are limited, and it is not a substitute for major surgery. However, it will fix most bruises, scrateches, grazes, sprains and the like, up to hairline bone fractures. Anything more serious will require proper medical attention.

Related drugs: Castran’s Binder, Miccrano, Modhra Coral, Printimpolivre-bioxene and Saarix-5.

RC-12

RC-12 is a potent sedative, usually used by law enforcement to sedate and apprehend violent criminals. However, it was once deployed far more widely, against an irrevocably hostile alien race, the La’heng (from the planet of the same name).

Unfortunately, the La’heng are a highly adaptable species who respond to their environment on a genetic level. Within a generation of the deployment of the RC-12, every member of the La’heng species was genetically altered into subservient beings who are psychologically – and physically – unable to function without a master (called a “shinai” by the La’heng).

Related Drugs: Carvati’s Cure, Kosh and Rejuvenex

Relaxorex

Produced by Futurza – the same pharmaceutical company that brought the world both Fibromyalgia, and a highly-priced (not to mention dubiously effective) cure for Fibromyalgia – Relaxorex was a 2013 anti-depressant and that was heavily pushed onto the medical community.

Despite what stories in the media may have said, Relaxorex does not actually cause people to give up on their dreams. That’s just a side-effect.

Related drugs: Joyvetrex and Mega-Dope.

Shocktoxin

Shocktoxin was created by an unrevealed US military contractor for use by S.H.I.E.L.D., who in turn issued them to members of the Secret Avengers team. Crafted into flechettes with a monofilament edge, Shocktoxin projectiles could slice through almost any armour, and shots that missed left little evidence as the compound dissolved in minutes if left in the open air.

A hit from a Shocktoxin flechette would allow the never toxin to do its work – and a single flechette can knock out a healthy bull for about six hours. Human test subjects reported experiencing truly horrifying nightmares while knocked out by the drug. It is not known what the bull experienced.

Somnambutol

Technically, that should be SomnambutolTM, which is how it inevitably appears when mentioned – even when a character says it name in dialogue (I always wondered if they actually said the TM’s or not – Mr Chaykin, if you’re reading, please let us know :)).

A recreational barbituate and hallucinogen, SomnambutolTM, is sold in pill form by the Plex, and is soluble in most common drinks. It does not seem to have much of a taste when in drinks, so it’s presumably a popular date-rape drug in the Chicago of the 2030’s.

It is also available in a more concentrated aerosolised form, in which it is commonly used by law enforcement and private security agencies for crowd control, since it knocks people out for about an hour, and does so quickly and mostly harmlessly – although use does seem to lead to slight hangover-like symptoms afterwards.

Related drugs: Mañanacillan.

TD12

TD12 is a drug mostly used by dentists in England. It’s an anesthetic and sedative, which has the side effect of affecting memory formation. It was used one time by Culverton Smith to allow him to confess his planned murder to some of his nearest and dearest without them remembering it.

Tranquilax

Tranquilax is a stimulant, a sedative and a laxative. Produced by the Tranquilax company of Orbiston Parva, England, it is colloquially known as “the three in one.” It is sold in tablet form, and advertised as the drug to take “when life’s not worth living.”

However, after attracting criticism from the Reverend John Smallwood, vicar of Orbiston Parva, the stock value of Tranquilax plummeted. But once Smallwood was removed, and his criticism silenced, Tranquilax was renamed Triple Crown Unction, and with a new slogan(“Builds you up; Cleans you out”) it returned to its normal sales position.

Vee-Two Gas

A highy effective muscle relaxant, usually delivered in a weaponised form, Vee-Two Gas is effective on most carbon-based lifeforms. It is mostly an inhalant – only very high quantities may be absorbed by direct skin contact.

The drug is extremely potent, and even a small quantity will cause involuntary relaxation of all voluntary muscles. It will also cause relaxation of involuntary muscles, to a lesser degree – one of the most prominent symptoms of Vee-Two Gas is the difficulty in breathing caused by relaxation of the diaphragm.

Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Thionite and VXN Gas.

VXN Gas

VXN Gas is a weaponised drug that attacks the central nervous system. It is inhaled, and acts as a potent euphoric, inducing a sensation of pleasure and well-being that erodes willpower and leads to a semi-voluntary state of paralysis.

In fact, its euphoric effects are so strong that it is not unknown for those exposed to develop addictions to barbituates or Bentlam, as the effects of the VXN are quite pleasant to experience.

Related Drugs: Bentlam, Fayalin, Hadive, Ladolian, Nitrolabe, Thionite and Vee-Two Gas.

X-13

X-13 is a short-term memory erasing drug. It causes limited amnesia, typically for a period of about 24 hours. The amnesia it induces can be defeated by hypnotic recall sessions, and it is known to be diminished in effectiveness if the subject’s bloodstream has a high alcohol level.

It is applied as an aerosol spray, and tends to knock out the subject upon application, generally for a period of several hours. X-13‘s very existence is a classified secret, and it is available only to agents of the NSA and CIA, although stocks do occasionally turn up on the black market.

Xenite

A highly dangerous and radioactive drug, Xenite is not native to the world of Top Ten (and America’s Best Comics in general). It is an element from a different periodic table, specifically that of Grand Central, the parallel universe of Precinct 1.

Given its nature, there are very few people who can use it without suffering radiation poisoning, all of them superhuman or divine in nature. The only known user of the drug at this time is Commisioner Ultima, of Grand Central, whose power levels were akin to those of Superman. As she is now deceased, the origins and history of the drug may never be known.

In effect, the drug appeared to be a form of super-powered heroin, although given that the only depiction of its use was a deliberate overdose, it is hard to be certain of this identification.

Related drugs: Darkshots, Hyperdrene and Mongoose Blood.