Gill Man DNA is a powerful mutagen that is incorrectly believed by its creator to be a steroid.
Ingested in the form of steam, Gill Man DNA is derived from mutated fish DNA, itself engineered from several different fish species and then further warped by exposure to the magical energies of the Sunnydale Hellmouth.
Although it does increase the swimming abilities of those who take it, the manner in which this is acheived is by slowly mutating them into amphibious fishlike humanoids (it is not clear whether they can breathe underwater as well as in the open air).
Related Drugs: Black Frost, Calendula, Calynthia Powder and Orpheus.
Five years after the rampage of Edward Hyde, a new, refined version of the serum that created him became available in London. Dr. John Utterson, a friend of Dr. Henry Jekyll, took up the study of his fallen comrade, eventually creating the high society sensation that was the drug, Liberation.
Liberation was an immediate hit among the repressed upper classes of Victorian London, an intoxicant (and a mild steroid) that freed one from the shackles of social expectation – and lead its users into debaucheries of all kinds. But there were a few complications. Edward Hyde was not dead, but rather imprisoned by the police, with Utterson as his jailer. And the serum, like its predecessor, had a vital ingredient that was hard to come by legally: human adrenal glands. In fact, it was the need for these that drove Utterson to commit the series of murders and mutilations that became known as the crimes of Jack the Ripper.
Edward Hyde and Inspector Thomas Adye tracked Utterson to his lair and killed him in the ensuing confrontation. Also destroyed were all remaining supplies of Liberation, Utterson’s notes for making more and Mr. Hyde – although it later turned out that he had faked his death, after he spent the next few weeks murdering Utterson’s pushers.
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.
A derivative of Venom, Titan combines that drug with other chemicals derived from the plants of Poison Ivy. Created by Dr Penelope Young, it was primarily used by the Joker in one of his periodic takeovers of Arkham Asylum. The Joker dosed numerous henchmen with Titan before finally taking it himself. Batman defeated them all handily anyway. Later, the Dark Knight joined forces with fellow former Venom addict Bane to destroy all remaining supplies of Titan, although it appears that Harley Quinn may still have some.
The effects of Titan are an exaggerated version of those of Venom, including massive and swift increase of musculature and strength, but also mental devolution into a berserker state. In addition, the effects of Titan are disfiguring, leading to distorted facial features and exposed spinal columns among users – the effect are also permanent.
Turgidax promises the user an overnight tripling of penis size, which is alleged to both improve cardio-vascular health and also sexual attractiveness.
Likely side effects not mentioned by the advertisment include heart palpitations, heightened blood pressure, hypertension, narcolepsy, and having your penis explode like those people’s heads did in “Scanners“.
Related Drugs: Toxin X-7
One of the most addictive and dangerous of steroids, Venom first appeared on the streets of Gotham City early in the self-appointed mission of the Batman. In fact, Batman himself was one of its most prominent users for a time.
Unfortunately, in addition to enhancing strength to a superhuman degree, Venom had a number of side-effects, including muscular dystrophy (when not in use) and a capacity to addict users stronger than most drugs short of crack. Batman quickly realised this, and went cold turkey, a process that took about a month (and which was accompanied by incredible physical pain and vivid hallucinations). He never used the drug again, although villains such as Bane and Lex Luthor did.