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8th Jan '17 7:03:01 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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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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* ''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...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.
30th Dec '16 6:00:05 AM WillBGood
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* An interesting variation is seen in Marvel's [[{{ComicBook/SecretWars2015}} SpiderIsland2015]]. A certain virus has turned everyone in Manhattan in humanoid spiders (superheroes included, up to Captain America, Iron Man and ''Hulk''). So main characters come up with desperate scheme of neutralising the virus - infect them further with similar curses that tend to transform people in werewolves, giant lizards and [[{{ComicBook/NormanOsborn}} green goblins]]. This decision brings its own obvious problems, [[spoiler: but still works]].
* Used as the setup for the graphic novel Harriet the Invincible, where the titular Harriet is cursed to fall into a Sleeping Beauty style sleep when she turns 12. However the same curse must keep her alive until her 12th birthday in order to come true; effectively rendering her invincible. She uses this loophole to follow her true passions of cliff-diving, monster-slaying and adventuring.

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* An interesting variation is seen in Marvel's [[{{ComicBook/SecretWars2015}} SpiderIsland2015]]. ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Spider Island (2015)]]''. A certain virus has turned everyone in Manhattan in into humanoid spiders (superheroes included, up to Captain America, Iron Man and ''Hulk''). So main characters come up with desperate scheme of neutralising the virus - infect them further with similar curses that tend to transform people in werewolves, giant lizards and [[{{ComicBook/NormanOsborn}} green goblins]]. This decision brings its own obvious problems, [[spoiler: but still works]].
* Used as the setup for the graphic novel Harriet ''Harriet the Invincible, Invincible'', where the titular Harriet is cursed to fall into a Sleeping Beauty style sleep when she turns 12. However the same curse must keep her alive until her 12th birthday in order to come true; effectively rendering her invincible. She uses this loophole to follow her true passions of cliff-diving, monster-slaying and adventuring.
5th Oct '16 7:49:06 AM Draggon73
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** Invoked latter when the heroine was dying anyway. The reason she was against turning was Curse on the Vampires that invokes extreme territorial feelings in them and enticed them to fight and kill each other.(And for good reason.)
26th Aug '16 10:46:02 PM OldBlindTrope
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* At least one person with severe allergies has deliberately given himself hookworm, which distracts his immune system enough to free him of his allergies, with the downside being that he does, after all, have a hookworm infection.
* Legend has it that the discoverer of acupuncture used to suffer chronic pain, much as you yourself may, whereupon he took an arrow to the knee. The older pain disappeared, and he deemed the new wound well worth it.

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* At least one person with severe allergies has deliberately given gave himself hookworm, which distracts hookworm. The upside is that it distracted his immune system enough to free him of his allergies, with the allergies. The downside being is that now he does, after all, have a hookworm infection.
* Legend
has it that hookworm.
* According to legend,
the discoverer of acupuncture used to suffer chronic pain, much as you yourself may, whereupon until he took an arrow to the knee. The older pain disappeared, and he deemed the new wound well worth it.



* There have been cases where people suffering from syphilis were cured by getting malaria, or similar diseases that cause a very high fever; the higher temperature kills the syphilis.

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* There have been cases where people suffering from syphilis were cured by getting malaria, or similar diseases otherwise catching something that cause produces a very dangerously high fever; the higher temperature kills the syphilis.fever -- too high for syphilis to survive.



* 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. While unpleasant, discovering and replicating this was one of the first recorded instances of successful vaccination and an important milestone in eradicating one of the most deadly plagues in mankind's history.

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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. While unpleasant, discovering and replicating this was one of Thus, inoculation, the first recorded instances form of successful vaccination (which even now is named for cows): people were deliberately infected with cowpox, survived and an important milestone in eradicating one 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 most deadly plagues in mankind's history.
end for that disease.
15th Jul '16 4:12:20 AM silphias
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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat - the only time he can temporarily reclaim his human form is while on the second witch's property.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would could potentially cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat - the only time he can temporarily reclaim his human form is while on the second witch's property.]]
15th Jul '16 4:09:47 AM silphias
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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. cat - the only time he can temporarily reclaim his human form is while on the second witch's property.]]
15th Jul '16 4:06:47 AM silphias
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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]




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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
15th Jul '16 4:03:40 AM silphias
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* ''VideoGame/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]

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* ''VideoGame/HustleCat'''s ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
15th Jul '16 4:02:52 AM silphias
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* ''VideoGame/Hustle Cat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]

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* ''VideoGame/Hustle Cat'''s ''VideoGame/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
15th Jul '16 4:01:39 AM silphias
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* ''VideoGame/Hustle Cat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
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