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22nd Oct '17 3:19:50 AM f
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* This is one of the superhuman, vaguely-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] characteristics popularly attributed to [[RoyalBlood the Targaryens]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', with Daenerys being confident enough of this that she personally tends to people dying of the flux ([[CallARabbitASmeerp i.e. dysentery]]). As to the accuracy of this belief, there are three historical cases related in the books of Targaryens getting ill (Daeron II and his two immediate heirs died in the Great Spring Sickness), [[spoiler:and Dany is displaying mysterious symptoms of ''something'' at the end of ''A Dance with Dragons''.]]

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* This is one of the superhuman, vaguely-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] characteristics popularly attributed to [[RoyalBlood the Targaryens]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', with Daenerys being confident enough of this that she personally tends to people dying of the flux ([[CallARabbitASmeerp i.e. dysentery]]). As to the accuracy of this belief, there are three multiple historical cases related in the books of Targaryens getting ill (Daeron (Princess Maegelle-daughter of Jaehaerys I-died of grayscale, Aegon III of consumption, Viserys II of a unknown illness [Which admittedly may have been poison], Daeron II and his two immediate heirs died in of the Great Spring Sickness), Sickness, and Jaehaerys II-Daenerys' own grandfather-of another unknown illness), [[spoiler:and Dany is displaying mysterious symptoms of ''something'' at the end of ''A Dance with Dragons''.]]
8th Oct '17 1:40:06 PM Gamermaster
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8th Oct '17 1:39:19 PM Gamermaster
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* Dragons in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' are immune to all diseases, which is good considering that their massive size often makes personal hygiene a hassle.
16th Sep '17 11:48:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', Wolverine's HealingFactor also grants him quick recovery from almost any disease. This becomes a major plot point in a two-part episode: Bishop and Cable both travel back in time to prevent a bioengineered plague from wiping out mutantkin; the former is trying to prevent the disease entirely to save billions of lives in the near future, the latter is from ''further'' in the future where the virus' effect stabilized aspects of the mutant gene preventing worldwide extinction of both humans and mutants. Cable solves the problem by allowing Wolverine to get infected with the plague. Wolverine recovers in minutes, and his immune system now has antibodies that can be used to manufacture a vaccine for the plague, preventing the deadly epidemic while passing along the beneficial aspects required to preserve Cable's timeline.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'', ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', Wolverine's HealingFactor also grants him quick recovery from almost any disease. This becomes a major plot point in a two-part episode: Bishop and Cable both travel back in time to prevent a bioengineered plague from wiping out mutantkin; the former is trying to prevent the disease entirely to save billions of lives in the near future, the latter is from ''further'' in the future where the virus' effect stabilized aspects of the mutant gene preventing worldwide extinction of both humans and mutants. Cable solves the problem by allowing Wolverine to get infected with the plague. Wolverine recovers in minutes, and his immune system now has antibodies that can be used to manufacture a vaccine for the plague, preventing the deadly epidemic while passing along the beneficial aspects required to preserve Cable's timeline.
30th Aug '17 10:10:18 AM matruz
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* Poison Ivy from Franchise/{{Batman}}, is said to be immune to all toxins and diseases, this becomes a plot point in ''Batman: Contagion'' in which Batman asks her help to deliver an experimental cure for the [[ThePlague Ebola Gulf-A]] into a quarantined area.
14th Jul '17 8:57:37 AM BeerBaron
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** In all games save ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', being a vampire renders you immune to disease, which is a little ironic considering that you become one by ''contracting'' a disease (variously known as vampirism, porphyric hemophilia, or sanguinare vampiris depending on the game).

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** In all games save ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', being a vampire renders you immune to disease, which is a little ironic considering that you become one by ''contracting'' a disease (variously known as vampirism, porphyric hemophilia, or sanguinare vampiris depending on the game). This also allows for a OneCurseLimit and HybridOverkillAvoidance with lycanthropy, as the two diseases are mutually exclusive (barring cheats or mods).
27th Jun '17 7:50:11 AM BeerBaron
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** Throughout the series, this is a racial trait of the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. Downplayed in that it's not truly "ideal," but the Argonians are naturally highly resistant to most forms of disease. This actually may have hurt their reputation during the deadly Knahaten Flu outbreak in the 2nd Era, which crippled much of Tamriel. As the Argonians were immune to the disease, [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent they were blamed as the creators (or at least as carriers) of the disease]], [[FantasticRacism souring their relations with many of the other races of Tamriel]].



** The Corprus disease in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' grants the infected immunity to all other diseases--at the cost of major case of insanity and BodyHorror. If the player follows the storyline, however, they will contract Corprus and be healed of its negative effects in short succession--while retaining the nifty perk of perfect immunity to everything.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', being a werewolf likewise makes you immune to all diseases. Also, with enough skills & materials you can enchant an equipment to fully protect you from diseases, or find such items through luck(which is the prerequisite to unlock disease immunity enchantment through destroying it).

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** The Corprus disease Disease in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' grants the infected immunity to all other diseases--at the cost of major case of insanity and BodyHorror. If the player follows the storyline, however, they will contract Corprus and be healed of its negative effects in short succession--while retaining the nifty perk of perfect immunity to everything.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', being a werewolf likewise makes you immune to all diseases. Also, with enough skills & materials you can enchant an equipment to fully protect you from diseases, or find such items through luck(which is the prerequisite to unlock disease immunity enchantment through destroying it).
24th Jan '17 5:55:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Often possessed by many supernatural creatures with a HealingFactor, or immortal entities such as gods. Also typically a feature of the PlagueMaster, who would necessarily have to be immune on some level to the many diseases they spread around.

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Often possessed by many supernatural creatures with a HealingFactor, or immortal entities such as gods. Also typically a feature of the PlagueMaster, who would necessarily have to be immune on some level (they ''may'' harbor the outward signs, but are unlikely to actually die from them) to the many diseases they spread around.
24th Jan '17 5:54:03 AM Morgenthaler
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Related to TheImmune, a character who for one reason or another is resistent to a ''particular'' disease.

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Related to TheImmune, a character who for one reason or another is resistent resistant to a ''particular'' disease.
24th Jan '17 5:53:28 AM Morgenthaler
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Related to TheImmune, a character who for one reason or another is resistent to a ''particular'' disease.
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