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20th Jan '16 9:23:44 AM HighCrate
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Gargamel's EvilPlan was to spread a magical disease called the hopping cough, which caused a cough that made the victims jump violently. (The idea was that if the smurfs caught it, he could find and catch them easier.) He even showed some smarts this time, and planned to ambush them at the places where the ingredients for a cure could be found. Unfortunately for the villain, he eventually [[HoistByHisOwnPetard caught it himself]] while looking for them, and Papa Smurf did indeed manage to make the cure.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', Gargamel's EvilPlan was to spread a magical disease called the hopping cough, which caused a cough that made the victims jump violently. (The idea was that if the smurfs caught it, he could find and catch them easier.more easily.) He even showed some smarts this time, and planned to ambush them at the places where the ingredients for a cure could be found. Unfortunately for the villain, he eventually [[HoistByHisOwnPetard caught it himself]] while looking for them, and Papa Smurf did indeed manage to make the cure.
20th Dec '15 4:26:24 PM nombretomado
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** ''TheSilmarillion'' mentions a plague apparently sent by Sauron to weaken Gondor so he could regain control of Mordor.

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** ''TheSilmarillion'' ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' mentions a plague apparently sent by Sauron to weaken Gondor so he could regain control of Mordor.
26th Nov '15 8:25:31 PM Mhazard
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Perhaps a necromancer is summoning dark magic to bring about the ZombieApocalypse, worshippers of the God of Disease call upon their master to bring vengeance upon their enemies, or a shaman uses a forbidden curse in the vain hopes that it keeps his people from being wiped out. Whatever the reasons behind it, the use of disease-based magic is nearly always seen as an evil act for the sheer amount of suffering it can bring about.

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Perhaps a necromancer {{Necromancer}} is summoning dark magic to bring about the ZombieApocalypse, worshippers of the God of Disease call upon their master to bring vengeance upon their enemies, cults of EldritchAbomination obtain LovecraftianSuperpower or a shaman uses a forbidden curse in the vain hopes that it keeps his people from being wiped out. Whatever the reasons behind it, the use of disease-based magic is nearly always seen as an evil act for the sheer amount of suffering it can bring about.
26th Nov '15 8:24:04 PM Mhazard
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', the Scourge of Beast is a plague which turns people into werewolf-like creatures which is known as Beasts. [[spoiler: the twist is that the plague was spread by the blood of the [[EldritchAbomination Great One]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', the Scourge of Beast is a plague which turns people into werewolf-like creatures which is known as Beasts. [[spoiler: the twist is that the plague was spread by the blood of the [[EldritchAbomination Great One]].]]
26th Nov '15 8:23:48 PM Mhazard
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', the Scourge of Beast is a plague which turns people into werewolf-like creatures which is known as Beasts. [[spoiler: the twist is that the plague was spread by the blood of the [[EldritchAbomination Great One]].
7th Nov '15 10:30:00 AM Siri_und_Nana
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* The episode "Death at Sunset" of ''Series/PsiFactor'' deals with an inexplicable disease which kills the inhabitants of a small town one by one.
29th Oct '15 3:29:26 AM jormis29
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* In the universe of ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', the Black Death plague isn't a natural disease, but a magical plague created by the Witch Queen as her take on ApocalypseHow.

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* In the universe of ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', the Black Death TheBlackDeath plague isn't a natural disease, but a magical plague created by the Witch Queen as her take on ApocalypseHow.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' claims that the Black Death was originally created by Fallen Angels through magic. The book ''Literature/DeathMasks'' centered on Harry recovering a religious artifact before the Fallen could use it to create another plague.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' claims that the Black Death TheBlackDeath was originally created by Fallen Angels through magic. The book ''Literature/DeathMasks'' centered on Harry recovering a religious artifact before the Fallen could use it to create another plague.



* In ''Temple of the Winds'' of the SwordOfTruth series, [[TheEmpire The Imperial Order]] unleashes a plague, based on the Black Death and made ''much'' worse by magic, on the heroes' capital city. For bonus KickTheDog points, [[BigBad Emperor Jagang]] deliberately infects a group of young children as patients zero.

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* In ''Temple of the Winds'' of the SwordOfTruth ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, [[TheEmpire The Imperial Order]] unleashes a plague, based on the Black Death TheBlackDeath and made ''much'' worse by magic, on the heroes' capital city. For bonus KickTheDog points, [[BigBad Emperor Jagang]] deliberately infects a group of young children as patients zero.
28th Oct '15 1:40:39 PM Kakai
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* In the universe of ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', the Black Death plague isn't a natural disease, but a magical plague created by the Witch Queen as her take on ApocalypseHow.
8th Oct '15 7:32:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''MarvelStarWars'' has the Crimson Forever, whose name is rather contrived - "D-dead! Everyone on board, Commander! Most of them fallen at their stations... their entire bodies turned that terrible ''crimson''...! Even their ''eyes''...! All open... ''staring''... like they were looking straight on into ''forever''...!" Luke and a squadron of pilots immediately put on masks and set up quarantine but still fell ill themselves after one of them found a red gem. It turned out there were two such gems, life-forms from beyond this galaxy who were mates, and who reacted to being separated by radiating anguish that manifested as illness and dropped people into comas deep enough that even the best medical tech was fooled. The shock of seeming to contract such a disease [[YourMindMakesItReal made most people die for real]], but since Luke had had a fever-dream that gave him insights on what to do, he revived when the gems were reunited.

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* ''MarvelStarWars'' ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars'' has the Crimson Forever, whose name is rather contrived - "D-dead! Everyone on board, Commander! Most of them fallen at their stations... their entire bodies turned that terrible ''crimson''...! Even their ''eyes''...! All open... ''staring''... like they were looking straight on into ''forever''...!" Luke and a squadron of pilots immediately put on masks and set up quarantine but still fell ill themselves after one of them found a red gem. It turned out there were two such gems, life-forms from beyond this galaxy who were mates, and who reacted to being separated by radiating anguish that manifested as illness and dropped people into comas deep enough that even the best medical tech was fooled. The shock of seeming to contract such a disease [[YourMindMakesItReal made most people die for real]], but since Luke had had a fever-dream that gave him insights on what to do, he revived when the gems were reunited.
19th Apr '15 1:50:59 PM Materioptikon
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* The Delphinus Parasite in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' doubles as this and a HatePlague. [[spoiler:It's actually the inchoate form of the resident DemonLord's soul.]]
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