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21st Feb '18 12:29:47 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The team discovers that, just before society collapsed, someone discovered a working cure for [[ZombieApocalypse the Rash disease]] and tested it. One problem though; [[spoiler:the "cure" is, effectively, a curse that halts the progession of the virus at the price of ''[[BarredFromTheAfterlife barring you from the afterlife]]''. Once your body dies of the slow and irreverisble brain death that was the only known side effect of the cure at the time at which it was used, you're reduced to a deranged ghost that [[AndIMustScream can't even remember it's identity, let alone die]].]]

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The team discovers that, just before society collapsed, someone discovered a working cure for [[ZombieApocalypse the Rash disease]] and tested it. One problem though; [[spoiler:the "cure" is, effectively, a curse that halts the progession of the virus at the price of ''[[BarredFromTheAfterlife barring you from the afterlife]]''. Once your body dies of the slow and irreverisble brain death that was the only known side effect of the cure at the time at which it was used, you're reduced to a deranged ghost that [[AndIMustScream can't even remember it's its identity, let alone die]].]]
15th Feb '18 10:34:19 AM gophergiggles
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* Zigzagged with the Chickenpox virus: once you've had it you're rendered immune to it, and the older you are when you get it the worse it can be so it's best to get it at as young of an age as possible. The downside is having been infected with Chickenpox leaves you susceptible to Shingles at an older age: a painful skin rash caused by the reactivated Varicella Zoster virus. Where it was common to intentionally infect children with Chickenpox to "inoculate" them at late as the 2000s, the risk of Shingles has made this practice entirely obsolete in favor of vaccinations.
2nd Feb '18 5:41:22 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The team discovers that, just before society collapsed, someone discovered a working cure for [[ZombieApocalypse the Rash disease]] and tested it. One problem though; [[spoiler:the "cure" is, effectively, a curse that makes you immune to the virus at the price of ''[[BarredFromTheAfterlife barring you from the afterlife]]''. Once you die of any other cause, you're reduced to a deranged ghost that [[AndIMustScream can't even remember it's identity, let alone die]].]]

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The team discovers that, just before society collapsed, someone discovered a working cure for [[ZombieApocalypse the Rash disease]] and tested it. One problem though; [[spoiler:the "cure" is, effectively, a curse that makes you immune to halts the progession of the virus at the price of ''[[BarredFromTheAfterlife barring you from the afterlife]]''. Once you die your body dies of any other cause, the slow and irreverisble brain death that was the only known side effect of the cure at the time at which it was used, you're reduced to a deranged ghost that [[AndIMustScream can't even remember it's identity, let alone die]].]]
28th Jan '18 6:24:27 PM ReaderAt2046
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* One of the main characters in ''FanFic/ProjectTatterdemalion'' was on the verge of dying from Strickland's Disease (an autoimmune disorder that caused his immune system to attack his lung tissue). After the ''shinigami'' transformation, he still technically ''has'' Strickland's, but since he no longer has ''human'' lung tissue for the disorder to attack, it's a moot point.
15th Jan '18 3:42:02 PM chopshop
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The team discovers that, just before society collapsed, someone discovered a working cure for [[ZombieApocalypse the Rash disease]] and tested it. One problem though; [[spoiler:the "cure" is, effectively, a curse that makes you immune to the virus at the price of ''[[BarredFromTheAfterlife barring you from the afterlife]]''. Once you die of any other cause, you're reduced to a deranged ghost that [[AndIMustScream can't even remember it's identity, let alone die]].]]
13th Sep '17 8:15:03 PM amouat2000
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' DLC, The Crimson Court, the Crimson Curse cures any hero afflicted with the Crimson Curse of any previous diseases (Rabies, Syphilis, The Worries, etc.). However, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Crimson Curse]] is bad enough in its own rights to be avoided.



* The cures holding Velvare together in ''Webcomic/TheSilverEye''. They does a good job, for the most part, [[spoiler: considering he's supposed to be dead]] but sometimes Melete's magic is weakened, and he starts to fall apart again. The worst is in Chapter 10 when he's gone 8 straight days without sleep, and his cuts are bleeding so much, they completely soak through his clothes.

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* The cures holding Velvare together in ''Webcomic/TheSilverEye''. They does do a good job, for the most part, [[spoiler: considering he's supposed to be dead]] but sometimes Melete's magic is weakened, and he starts to fall apart again. The worst is in Chapter 10 when he's gone 8 straight days without sleep, and his cuts are bleeding so much, they completely soak through his clothes.
1st Sep '17 7:00:39 PM Jhonny
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* There have been cases where people suffering from syphilis were cured by getting malaria, or otherwise catching something that produces a dangerously high fever -- too high for syphilis to survive.

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* There have been cases where people suffering from syphilis were cured by getting malaria, or otherwise catching something that produces a dangerously high fever -- too high for syphilis to survive. This was later intentionally used as therapy and the person who developed the therapy even got a medical Nobel Price[[note]]There are a handful of Nobel Prices that were awarded for therapies that are not recommended any more, to put it lightly - lobotomy is among them[[/note]] for it. Nowadays people mostly use Penicillin.



* In the late 1700s, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. Thus, inoculation, the first form of vaccination (which even now is named for cows): people were deliberately infected with cowpox, survived and recovered from it (which humans normally survive, although it's pretty nasty to live through), and came out immune to smallpox -- the beginning of the end for that disease.

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* In the late 1700s, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. Thus, inoculation, the first form of vaccination vaccination[[note]]The word "vaccination" comes from Latin "vacca" - cow[[/note]] (which even now is named for cows): people were deliberately infected with cowpox, survived and recovered from it (which humans normally survive, although it's pretty nasty to live through), and came out immune to smallpox -- the beginning of the end for that disease.
14th Jul '17 12:51:25 AM SimpleGroups
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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', becoming a werebeast cures all damage done to one's body during every transformation. The downside is being a berserk beast every full moon.
7th Jun '17 2:48:04 PM StFan
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-->--''Series/TeenWolf'' 2.12, "Master Plan"

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* The manga ''Franchise/OnePiece'' has an interesting version of this trope. Brook ate the Revive-Revive Fruit, which meant that he knew that he'd be able to come back and live a second life as an [[TheUndead undead]] of sorts. It isn't known how much he knew of the Fruit's ability; he probably assumed correctly that his body would revive [[TheGrotesque regardless of its condition.]] However, he had no idea that due to circumstances of his death he would be CursedWithAwesome.

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* The manga ''Franchise/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has an interesting version of this trope. Brook ate the Revive-Revive Fruit, which meant that he knew that he'd be able to come back and live a second life as an [[TheUndead undead]] of sorts. It isn't known how much he knew of the Fruit's ability; he probably assumed correctly that his body would revive [[TheGrotesque regardless of its condition.]] However, he had no idea that due to circumstances of his death he would be CursedWithAwesome.






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-->'''Victor:''' Mayhew! How nice to see... [notices he's dead] I'm so sorry.
-->'''Mayhew:''' Oh, yeah. Actually, though, I feel great.

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-->'''Victor:''' Mayhew! How nice to see... [notices ''[notices he's dead] dead]'' I'm so sorry.
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sorry.\\
'''Mayhew:'''
Oh, yeah. Actually, though, I feel great.
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': This is how Colonel O'Neill views blending with a Tok'ra to cure himself of a fatal disease. Initially, he refuses vehemently and repeatedly, but finally gives his consent. Turns out he had good reason to refuse since the symbiote completely took over his body like a Goa'uld instead of sharing with the host as the Tok'ra usually do. By contrast, Jacob Carter takes finding out about the stargate... and aliens... and the idea of sharing his body with an alien parasite very much in stride and views it as kind of an adventure, in addition to being a necessity.
** Much earlier, millionaire Adrian Conrad becomes a Goa'uld host for this reason. It doesn't go well.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': This is how Colonel O'Neill views blending with a Tok'ra to cure himself of a fatal disease. Initially, he refuses vehemently and repeatedly, but finally gives his consent. Turns out he had good reason to refuse since the symbiote completely took over his body like a Goa'uld instead of sharing with the host as the Tok'ra usually do. By contrast, Jacob Carter takes finding out about the stargate... and aliens... and the idea of sharing his body with an alien parasite very much in stride and views it as kind of an adventure, in addition to being a necessity.
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necessity. Much earlier, millionaire Adrian Conrad becomes a Goa'uld host for this reason. It doesn't go well.



* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'', Liv infects [[spoiler:Major]] to save [[spoiler:him]] from a mortal wound. [[spoiler:He]] is not appreciative at all, so Liv injects [[spoiler:him]] with the remains of the cure ([[spoiler:it's later revealed that the cure is only temporary]]).

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* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'', ''Series/IZombie'', Liv infects [[spoiler:Major]] to save [[spoiler:him]] from a mortal wound. [[spoiler:He]] is not appreciative at all, so Liv injects [[spoiler:him]] with the remains of the cure ([[spoiler:it's later revealed that the cure is only temporary]]).
temporary]]).



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* The whole point of worshiping Nurgle in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'': if you are already covered in diseases and rotting flesh, you can't get old, and you won't feel pain. You also have the patronage and love (yes, actual, unconditional paternal love) of the only [[AffablyEvil kind]] [[{{GodIsEvil}} god]] in the entire [[CrapsackWorld galaxy]].

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* The whole point of worshiping Nurgle in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': if you are already covered in diseases and rotting flesh, you can't get old, and you won't feel pain. You also have the patronage and love (yes, actual, unconditional paternal love) of the only [[AffablyEvil kind]] [[{{GodIsEvil}} god]] in the entire [[CrapsackWorld galaxy]].






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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}'', Kaoru encourages Okita to take the water of life and become [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a fury]]; sure, he'd end up with a debilitating sensitivity to sunlight and an overpowering thirst for blood, but at least the fury HealingFactor would cure his terminal [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]]. [[spoiler:It's a subversion: Kaoru is lying, all just part of his dedicated campaign to torment Okita in order to make Chizuru suffer. Although the HealingFactor does buy Okita time, his tuberculosis continues to take a toll on his body, and in the anime adaptation it's a major factor in his death via TheLastDance.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Hakuouki}}'', Kaoru encourages Okita to take the water of life and become [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a fury]]; sure, he'd end up with a debilitating sensitivity to sunlight and an overpowering thirst for blood, but at least the fury HealingFactor would cure his terminal [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]]. [[spoiler:It's a subversion: Kaoru is lying, all just part of his dedicated campaign to torment Okita in order to make Chizuru suffer. Although the HealingFactor does buy Okita time, his tuberculosis continues to take a toll on his body, and in the anime adaptation it's a major factor in his death via TheLastDance.]]






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* Xykon from ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. It is revealed in the prequel ''StartOfDarkness'' that he became a lich, under Redcloak's suggestion, to escape a magical disease that was preventing him from using his sorcerer magic. Also, they were prisoners of a powerful druid and had little other options for escaping.
** He also happily notes that becoming undead has cured his arthritis (he became undead at about age 80).
*** ...Then he discovers that he can no longer taste food. Now his only pleasure is making people suffer. Which he proceeds to do non-stop.
*** He didn't mind losing a ''certain body part'', however. According to him prior to the transformation, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight "it hasn't moved on its own for 16 years."]]
* Happens in [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2001-11-14 this]] ''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' strip. Apparently, Yeagar, Artax, and Nodwick are so ''dumb'', that when the EvilSorceress She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed turns them into her {{brainwashed}} slaves, it makes them ''smarter''.
* In WebComic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures, Mab needs to shield one of her friends from possible death at the hands of many possible assailants so that [[spoiler: he can live long enough to bring about a revolution]]. However, she finds [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1029.php one possible solution]] unappetizing...
-->'''Albanion:''' Ooh! You know what you could do! Let him get killed and then arrange him to be brought back as an undead! That would totally work!
-->'''Mab:''' No! Ew ew ew! No! Friends don't let friends become zombies!

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* Xykon from ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. It is revealed in the prequel ''StartOfDarkness'' ''Recap/StartOfDarkness'' that he became a lich, under Redcloak's suggestion, to escape a magical disease that was preventing him from using his sorcerer magic. Also, they were prisoners of a powerful druid and had little other options for escaping.
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escaping. He also happily notes that becoming undead has cured his arthritis (he became undead at about age 80).
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80). Then he discovers that he can no longer taste food. Now his only pleasure is making people suffer. Which he proceeds to do non-stop.
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non-stop. He didn't mind losing a ''certain body part'', however. According to him prior to the transformation, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight "it hasn't moved on its own for 16 years."]]
* Happens in [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2001-11-14 this]] ''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' strip. Apparently, Yeagar, Artax, and Nodwick are so ''dumb'', that when the EvilSorceress She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed turns them into her {{brainwashed}} slaves, it makes them ''smarter''.
* In WebComic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures, Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures, Mab needs to shield one of her friends from possible death at the hands of many possible assailants so that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he can live long enough to bring about a revolution]]. However, she finds [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1029.php one possible solution]] unappetizing...
-->'''Albanion:''' Ooh! You know what you could do! Let him get killed and then arrange him to be brought back as an undead! That would totally work!
-->'''Mab:'''
work!\\
'''Mab:'''
No! Ew ew ew! No! Friends don't let friends become zombies!




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* In the late 1700's, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. Thus, inoculation, the first form of vaccination (which even now is named for cows): people were deliberately infected with cowpox, survived and recovered from it (which humans normally survive, although it's pretty nasty to live through), and came out immune to smallpox -- the beginning of the end for that disease.

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* In the late 1700's, 1700s, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. Thus, inoculation, the first form of vaccination (which even now is named for cows): people were deliberately infected with cowpox, survived and recovered from it (which humans normally survive, although it's pretty nasty to live through), and came out immune to smallpox -- the beginning of the end for that disease.
disease.
26th Apr '17 10:06:16 AM Javer
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* The postgame content of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' reveals that [[spoiler:the hero]] was actually cursed to lose their childhood memories. This curse is so powerful that it overrides weaker enemy curses, making said character permanently immune to the Curse status in battle.
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