History Main / IdealIllnessImmunity

8th Sep '16 6:02:11 PM jormis29
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* In 7th Sea, characters with Sidhe Blood can take a blessing which makes them age more slowly and makes them immune to illness.
* The {{Exalted}} are highly resistant to disease, but not completely immune. Some magic, however, can grant such immunity, like the appropriately named Solar charm [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Immunity to Everything Technique]].

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* In 7th Sea, ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', characters with Sidhe Blood can take a blessing which makes them age more slowly and makes them immune to illness.
* The {{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are highly resistant to disease, but not completely immune. Some magic, however, can grant such immunity, like the appropriately named Solar charm [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Immunity to Everything Technique]].
10th Apr '16 7:44:40 PM GreatWyrmGold
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** The fourth edition has the Immunity to Disease advantage (along with lesser versions which give bonuses to resisting diseases). It does not come standard with any level of Unkillable (4e's version of the Immortality advantage).
3rd Apr '16 8:55:46 AM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', the Jennerit's Sustainment process makes those who've undergone it not only [[TheAgeless never aging]] immortals but also grants them immunity from natural illnesses.
4th Mar '16 9:56:42 AM phantomreader42
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* In ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' one of the side effects of Beast Boy's powers is that he's incapable of getting sick. This apparently didn't carry over to the cartoon, since one episode had him getting a cold.

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* In ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' one of the side effects of Beast Boy's powers is that he's incapable of getting sick. This apparently didn't carry over to the cartoon, since one episode had him getting a cold.



* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "The New Breed" involves prototype nanites developed to make this a reality. Basically, the nanites are designed to move through the body and look for any cellular abnormalities. The damaged or mutated cells would then be restored to their original state. And yes, someone even accused the scientist who developed them of playing God. Unfortunately, a friend of his decides to inject himself with the nanites before they're fully tested. Given the nature of the series, things go horribly wrong.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "The New Breed" involves prototype nanites developed to make this a reality. Basically, the nanites are designed to move through the body and look for any cellular abnormalities. The damaged or mutated cells would then be restored to their original state. And yes, someone even accused the scientist who developed them of playing God. Unfortunately, a friend of his decides to inject himself with the nanites before they're fully tested. Given the nature of the series, things [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong.wrong]].



*** Anti-Paladins, on the other hand, are immune to the ''effects and symptoms'' of diseases, but they can still be ''infected'' and thus act as ''carriers'' to (deliberately) ''spread'' plagues and diseases to others.

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*** Anti-Paladins, on the other hand, are immune to the ''effects and symptoms'' of diseases, but they can still be ''infected'' and thus act as ''carriers'' to (deliberately) ''spread'' plagues and diseases to others. A prestige class called "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cancer Mage]]" is designed to [[ExploitedImmunity weaponize a similar immunity]].


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*** Undead and Constructs are also immune to disease, for the simple reason that they're not alive.
27th Jan '16 9:56:54 AM Paranoia
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*** Anti-Paladins, on the other hand, are immune to the ''effects and symptoms'' of diseases, but they can still be ''infected'' and thus act as ''carriers'' to (deliberately) ''spread'' plagues and diseases to others.
17th Sep '15 8:31:02 AM thatother1dude
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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 mutantkind (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}}'', 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 mutantkind (the 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).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.
17th Sep '15 7:50:19 AM thatother1dude
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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. 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 ADWD.]]

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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. 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 ADWD.''A Dance with Dragons''.]]
8th Jun '15 9:08:42 AM guineapigpony
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** Averted by the Death Guard legion, who sold themselves to the service of Nurgle, the god of pestilence and decay, after they were infected with a plague (created by Nurgle himself) so virulent even their enhanced immune systems couldn't cope with it and selling their souls was the only way to survive. Similarly, in the novel ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Ragnar's Claw]]'' a group of Space Wolves is sickened by mere proximity to an Unclean One, a greater daemon of Nurgle.

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** Averted by the Death Guard legion, legion & other Plague Marines, who sold themselves to the service of Nurgle, the god of pestilence and decay, after they were infected with a plague (created by Nurgle himself) so virulent even their enhanced immune systems couldn't cope with it and selling their souls was the only way to survive. Similarly, in the novel ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Ragnar's Claw]]'' a group of Space Wolves is sickened by mere proximity to an Unclean One, a greater daemon of Nurgle.



** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', being a werewolf likewise makes you immune to all diseases.

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** 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).
1st Dec '14 12:41:18 PM FierceArtist
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* The ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' is immune to pretty much every disease on Earth, including AIDS. This becomes a plot point when his old friend [[BlackBestFriend Jim Wilson]] returns to his life having contracted AIDS, and has to deal with the dilemma whether to give Jim a transfusion of his blood which could save his life, but condemn him to a life much like his. [[TearJerker He doesn't go through with it]].
12th Nov '14 10:02:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* One ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episode involves prototype nanites developed to make this a reality. Basically, the nanites are designed to move through the body and look for any cellular abnormalities. The damaged or mutated cells would then be restored to their original state. And yes, someone even accused the scientist who developed them of playing God. Unfortunately, a friend of his decides to inject himself with the nanites before they're fully tested. Given the nature of the series, things go horribly wrong.

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* One ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "The New Breed" involves prototype nanites developed to make this a reality. Basically, the nanites are designed to move through the body and look for any cellular abnormalities. The damaged or mutated cells would then be restored to their original state. And yes, someone even accused the scientist who developed them of playing God. Unfortunately, a friend of his decides to inject himself with the nanites before they're fully tested. Given the nature of the series, things go horribly wrong.
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