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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.
8th May '17 4:49:57 AM MarqFJA
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* The live vaccine against [[SyntheticPlague synthetic]] HatePlague called Madsen's Hollow in ProjectTatterdemalion is arguably this. It gives you fuzzy CombatTentacles, retractable, razor-sharp claws; [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair technicolor]] [[AlienHair tendrils]] in place of hair, PsychicPowers, the ability to sense and generate {{EMP}}s and use them to [[InnateNightVision navigate]] and communicate not entirely unlike [[{{Telepathy}} telepaths]] (sometimes to the point of MentalFusion if the tendrils get close enough to interweave); FlashStep, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal an amazing healing factor]], predatory instincts, and [[TrueCompanions instinctively bond with other shinigami]].

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* The live vaccine against [[SyntheticPlague synthetic]] HatePlague called Madsen's Hollow in ProjectTatterdemalion ''Fanfic/ProjectTatterdemalion'' is arguably this. It gives you fuzzy CombatTentacles, retractable, {{retractable|Appendages}} [[AbsurdlySharpClaws razor-sharp claws; claws]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair technicolor]] [[AlienHair tendrils]] in place of hair, PsychicPowers, the ability to sense and generate {{EMP}}s and use them to [[InnateNightVision navigate]] and communicate not entirely unlike [[{{Telepathy}} telepaths]] (sometimes to the point of MentalFusion if the tendrils get close enough to interweave); FlashStep, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal an amazing healing factor]], predatory instincts, and [[TrueCompanions instinctively bond with other shinigami]].
8th May '17 4:47:37 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, 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, effects (whether on any host or only a specific subset of its potential hosts), see TheSymbiote. Contrast HarmfulHealing.
24th Mar '17 6:40:33 PM Kogarashi
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* On Website/{{Neopets}} it's not unheard of to deliberately infect a pet with a disease with an inexpensive cure to get rid of a different disease with a more expensive cure, since pets can only have one illness at a time.
11th Feb '17 12:15:11 PM karstovich2
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** Another upshot is through genetics: A portion of the population had genetics that resisted the Black Death, and this gene survived into successive generations (it's mostly in European stock, since that's where most of the plague was; Natives of America, Africa, and the Pacific Islands and Australia don't have the gene in large numbers). Come the 20th century, it turns out that this gene also gives resistance to autoimmune diseases, including HIV.

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** Another upshot is through genetics: A portion of the population had genetics that resisted the Black Death, and this gene survived into successive generations (it's mostly in European Eurasian stock, since that's where most of the plague was; Natives of America, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Pacific Islands and Australia don't have the gene in large numbers). Come the 20th century, it turns out that this gene also gives resistance to autoimmune diseases, including HIV.
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