A weaponised aphrodisiac designed largely for urban pacification by the US military, Love Bomb never quite lived up to its promise. Based largely on existing MDMA drugs, it was supposed to be the ultimate in disarming the enemy: literally leading them to throw down their arms – and their clothes, and whatever remaining inhibitions they might have.
Never successfully developed, Love Bomb is rumoured to have turned up on the streets from time to time, although it is unclear whether it did, or whether the stories of it are simply urban myths (or exaggerated claims by dealers).
Related drugs: Urizen
Urizen is named for one of the gods in William Blake’s mythology for England, a deity who sought to impose reason on the world. The drug named for him was quite the reverse.
Inspired by the American “Love Bomb” experiments, Urizen was a British project (and the involvement of un-named but shadowy government agencies in its creation is confirmed) that combined the drug-based aspects of Love Bomb with advanced genetic recoding. Urizen bonded to the spinal column of users, and became a part of their DNA, where it generated hormones that would achieve aphrodisiacal submission in the user by bypassing their conscious brain entirely. However, a single dose – usually administered by injection – lasts only 14 and a half hours, and can be over-ridden by extreme pain.
Related drugs: Love Bomb