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30th Oct '17 12:11:07 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has vampirism, in which the longer it goes untreated, the victim gains more vampiric characteristics. But it also renders you immune to all diseases, which is a plus.
** Also in ''The Elder Scrolls'', particularly ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the Corpus disease grants the victims immunity to all other diseases and even prevents them from aging. Too bad it also comes with a big serving of BodyHorror and a bad case of crazy, and is completely incurable. Even [[TheChosenOne The Nerevarine]] wasn't technically cured, he just had the bad parts of it removed.
*** It's possible to get both Lycantrophy and Vampirism at the same time. While the backwards vampire head on the werewolf body is funny to see, it has many [[Main/GameBreakingBug unintended consequences]] that overshadow the benefits of either on their own.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' adds Lycanthropy to the mix. You can turn instantly into a giant furry killing machine, you are entirely immune to all diseases (even vampirism) and the only downside is losing the ability to gain sleep buffs. Oh, and Hircine gains your soul when you die so that your afterlife will be an eternal hunt for game as part of his pack, though some people considers that yet another form of CursedWithAwesome. This might not even hold true for the Dragonborn, whose soul has, shall we say, some interesting strings attached.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series
has vampirism, in Vampirism, which the longer it goes untreated, the victim gains more vampiric characteristics. But it comes in [[VampireVarietyPack many regional variations]] (which also explains the differences in the disease's characteristics between different games). One universal characteristic is that it renders you the sufferer [[IdealIllnessImmunity immune to all diseases, which is a plus.
other diseases]].
** Also in ''The Elder Scrolls'', particularly Similarly, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] also grants immunity to all other diseases. This makes Lycanthropy and Vampirism [[HybridOverkillAvoidance mutually exclusive]].
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the Corpus Morrowind]]'':
*** The Corprus Disease, a "divine"
disease grants created by [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] using the victims immunity [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]], makes the sufferer TheAgeless and immune to all other diseases and even prevents them from aging. Too bad it disease. It also unfortunately comes with a big serving nasty case of BodyHorror and a bad case of crazy, and is completely incurable. Even [[TheChosenOne severe mental degradation. ([[PlayerCharacter The Nerevarine]] wasn't technically cured, he just had has the bad parts negative effects cured as part of it removed.
the main quest, leaving only the positive ones.)
*** It's By making heavy use of exploits, it is possible to get both Lycantrophy Lycanthropy and Vampirism at the same time. While the backwards vampire head on the werewolf body is funny to see, it has many [[Main/GameBreakingBug unintended [[GameBreakingBug nasty consequences]] that overshadow the benefits of either on their own.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' adds Lycanthropy to the mix. You can turn instantly into a giant furry killing machine, you are entirely immune to all diseases (even vampirism) and the only downside is losing the ability to gain sleep buffs. Oh, and Hircine gains your soul when you die so that your afterlife will be an eternal hunt for game as part of his pack, though some people considers that yet another form of CursedWithAwesome. This might not even hold true for the Dragonborn, whose soul has, shall we say, some interesting strings attached.
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18th Oct '17 2:21:50 PM Arachnos
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** Tapeworms can sometimes cause weight loss because the parasite consumes part of the food you're ingesting. This led to a rumor that people have deliberately introduced tapeworm eggs into their systems as an alternative to dieting. These rumors are hard to verify, but it's not too big a stretch that '''some''' desperate souls may have tried it at some point.
18th Oct '17 9:20:02 AM Durple3F
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* [[VideoGame/StarcraftII Stukov]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesoftheStorm'' has the ability to spread a virus that heals his teammates.

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* [[VideoGame/StarcraftII Stukov]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesoftheStorm'' ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' has the ability to spread a virus that heals his teammates.
18th Oct '17 9:19:21 AM Durple3F
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* [[VideoGame/StarcraftII Stukov]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesoftheStorm'' has the ability to spread a virus that heals his teammates.
15th Sep '17 11:21:25 AM Rapua
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** [[http://wiki.wcp-wiki.net/scp-016 SCP-016]] is a disease which [[AdaptiveAbility adapts]] the infected to any life threatening situation they are put in to keep them alive. For example, if an infected person is locked in a room being flooded with water, they may gain the ability to breath underwater or they may gain increased strength to help them break out of the room.

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** [[http://wiki.wcp-wiki.[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-016 SCP-016]] is a disease which [[AdaptiveAbility adapts]] the infected to any life threatening situation they are put in to keep them alive. For example, if an infected person is locked in a room being flooded with water, they may gain the ability to breath underwater or they may gain increased strength to help them break out of the room.
1st Sep '17 6:56:54 PM Jhonny
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* There is a kind of virus that infects tulips to give it color stripes.

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* There is a kind of virus that infects tulips to give it color stripes. During the "tulip mania" striped tulips eventually reached the resale value of a small house.
20th Aug '17 9:38:05 PM ectostar
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->'''Doctor:''' Mr. Burns, I'm afraid you are the sickest man in the United States. You have everything.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' You mean I have pneumonia?\\
'''Doctor:''' Yes.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Juvenile diabetes?\\
'''Doctor:''' Yes.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Hysterical pregnancy?\\
'''Doctor:''' Uh, a little bit, yes. You also have several diseases that have just been discovered -- in you.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' I see. You're sure you just haven't made thousands of mistakes?\\
'''Doctor:''' Uh, no, no, I'm afraid not.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Well, this sounds like bad news.\\
'''Doctor:''' Well, you'd think so, but all of your diseases are in perfect balance.

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->'''Doctor:''' ->'''Doctor''': Mr. Burns, I'm afraid you are the sickest man in the United States. You have everything.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Burns''': You mean I have pneumonia?\\
'''Doctor:''' '''Doctor''': Yes.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Burns''': Juvenile diabetes?\\
'''Doctor:''' '''Doctor''': Yes.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Burns''': Hysterical pregnancy?\\
'''Doctor:''' '''Doctor''': Uh, a little bit, yes. You also have several diseases that have just been discovered -- in you.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Burns''': I see. You're sure you just haven't made thousands of mistakes?\\
'''Doctor:''' '''Doctor''': Uh, no, no, I'm afraid not.\\
'''Mr. Burns:''' Burns''': Well, this sounds like bad news.\\
'''Doctor:''' '''Doctor''': Well, you'd think so, but all of your diseases are in perfect balance.



One of the characters has a disease that is useful in some way. Perhaps it protects him/her from another, more deadly disease. In other cases, the disease might be fatal but give the person extraordinary powers.

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One of the characters has a disease that is useful in some way. Perhaps it protects him/her their from another, more deadly disease. In other cases, the disease might be fatal but give the person extraordinary powers.



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8th Aug '17 1:25:54 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'': ALL diseases in Chopin's dream world. Any fatal illness gives the victim access to magic, leaving them pariahs but capable of surviving heavy-duty combat in lacy skirts.
9th May '17 11:19:48 PM Golondrina
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* In ''[[{{Sorcery101}} Sorcery 101]]'', lycantropy is considered an infectious disease, usually spread through biting. There's even a (fairly simple) cure. In a classic case of CursedWithAwesome, however, it comes with a laundry-list of advantages - most notably rapid regeneration. Brad, who's a werewolf, was once offered a cushy job in return for biting his new boss's daughter... because she was currently dying from inoperable cancer, and he'd rather see her alive, if occasionally furry, than dead.

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* In ''[[{{Sorcery101}} Sorcery 101]]'', ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery101}}'', lycantropy is considered an infectious disease, usually spread through biting. There's even a (fairly simple) cure. In a classic case of CursedWithAwesome, however, it comes with a laundry-list of advantages - most notably rapid regeneration. Brad, who's a werewolf, was once offered a cushy job in return for biting his new boss's daughter... because she was currently dying from inoperable cancer, and he'd rather see her alive, if occasionally furry, than dead.
8th May '17 4:53:33 AM MarqFJA
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Also related to OneCurseLimit. Compare CurseThatCures, when a sick or injured character seeks out a {{Curse}} because it will cure them as a side effect. When something ''spreads'' like a disease but doesn't have harmful effects (whether on any host or only a specific subset of its potential hosts), see TheSymbiote. Contrast HarmfulHealing.

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Also related to OneCurseLimit. Compare CurseThatCures, when a sick or injured character seeks out a {{Curse}} because it will cure them as a side effect. When something ''spreads'' like a disease but doesn't have harmful effects (whether on any host or only a specific subset of its potential hosts), effects, see TheSymbiote. Contrast HarmfulHealing.
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