History Main / MysticalPlague

10th Apr '17 10:16:02 AM DustSnitch
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* A couple of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagues_of_Egypt Plagues of Egypt]] in Literature/TheBible: the plague of pestilence (which only affected livestock) and the plague of boils (skin disease).

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* A In the Literature/BookOfExodus, a couple of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagues_of_Egypt Plagues of Egypt]] in Literature/TheBible: Egypt, which God called to force the Pharaoh to free his Jewish slaves, count: the plague of pestilence (which only affected livestock) and the plague of boils (skin disease).
28th Mar '17 7:36:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': The Croatoan Virus, which turns people into [[HatePlague rage-filled zombies]], is demonic in origin. Specifically, it was developed by the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman Pestilence]] on [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]'s orders in order to herald the Apocalypse.
8th Mar '17 12:14:59 PM BeerBaron
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* The similarly named Blight from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' is actually a collection of curses cast upon the Tribunal Temple and the rest of Vvardenfell by [[PhysicalGod Dagoth-Ur]] and spread with the sand storms from the Red Mountain.
** Dagoth Ur ''plans'' to turn Corprus (essentially divinity channelled from the heart by Dagoth Ur. It has [[BodyHorror horrific]] effects, and causes you to fall under Dagoth's influence to boot) into a full-fledged version of this. As it was, while the origins and effects falls squarely here, it was ''much'' too non-infectious to be a true Plague (the only reason why there are a fair number of victims around is that -- in the likely event that it doesn't kill you -- it makes you into TheAgeless, and it's been around for centuries).

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* The similarly named ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''
** Dagoth Ur's Blight, which spreads via
Blight from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' Storms and his minions. It can inflict crippling blight diseases and, most importantly, the Corprus Disease. The Corprus Disease is actually a collection curse of curses cast upon the Tribunal Temple and the rest of Vvardenfell by [[PhysicalGod Dagoth-Ur]] and spread with the sand storms from the Red Mountain.
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Dagoth Ur ''plans'' to turn Corprus Ur's (essentially divinity channelled channeled from the heart by Dagoth Ur. It has [[BodyHorror horrific]] effects, and causes you to fall [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]]) which brings those inflicted under Dagoth's influence to boot) into a full-fledged version of this. As it was, while the origins and effects falls squarely here, it was ''much'' too non-infectious to be a true his influence.
** The Crimson
Plague (the only reason why there are a fair number of victims around in ''Tribunal'' is that -- in not a standard disease, but a mystical one spread by the likely event that it doesn't powerful lich Gedna Relvel. You'll need to kill you -- it makes you into TheAgeless, her in order to stop it, and it's been around for centuries).[[DamageSpongeBoss no easy task]].
5th Dec '16 2:46:05 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the BigBad crafts a curse that spreads and behaves like a deadly disease. It manages to scour two countries before a cure (also magical) is found.
30th Jun '16 1:47:08 PM StFan
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* Twice on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. In the first season, Nimueh puts a creature into the water supply that sickens everyone in Camelot. More recently, [[spoiler:a magical creature called a Lamia sickened an entire village AND the knights who went with Merlin when he was sent to try and stop it.]]

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* Twice on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''.
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In the first season, Nimueh puts a creature into the water supply that sickens everyone in Camelot. More recently, Camelot.
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[[spoiler:a magical creature called a Lamia sickened sickens an entire village AND the knights who went go with Merlin when he was is sent to try and stop it.]]



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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''

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* ''ArsMagica''. The spell "Curse of the Unportended Plague" starts a plague in a city over a period of 6-12 months. It will kill 10% of the city's population over a period of a few months.

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* ''ArsMagica''.''TabletopGame/ArsMagica''. The spell "Curse of the Unportended Plague" starts a plague in a city over a period of 6-12 months. It will kill 10% of the city's population over a period of a few months.



* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': The Dreaming Plague, caused by [[spoiler:Annona, a being that feasts on dreams]]. Its victims lose the ability to dream, slowly turning them violent, insane, and ultimately, dead. It almost wiped out the Iron Tribe, and the handful of survivors were shunned by all the other tribes for fear of carrying the disease.

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': The Dreaming Plague, caused by [[spoiler:Annona, a being that feasts on dreams]]. Its victims lose the ability to dream, slowly turning them violent, insane, and ultimately, dead. It almost wiped out the Iron Tribe, and the handful of survivors were shunned by all the other tribes for fear of carrying the disease.



* 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 more easily -- Or in the non-Bowdlerized version, the illness was simply fatal if left untreated.) 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 more easily -- Or or in the non-Bowdlerized version, the illness was simply fatal if left untreated.) 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.
18th Jun '16 8:45:20 AM Medinoc
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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 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.

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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 more easily.easily -- Or in the non-Bowdlerized version, the illness was simply fatal if left untreated.) 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.
2nd Jun '16 1:24:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* This is shown in {{Sophocles}}' ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'': Oedipus's actions (killing his father, marrying his mother) unknowingly brought blight and plague ("miasma") to his people. Crops did not grow, stock animals died off, and women suffered from infertility, all because Oedipus's actions went against classical concepts of morality.

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* This is shown in {{Sophocles}}' Creator/{{Sophocles}}' ''Theatre/OedipusTheKing'': Oedipus's actions (killing his father, marrying his mother) unknowingly brought blight and plague ("miasma") to his people. Crops did not grow, stock animals died off, and women suffered from infertility, all because Oedipus's actions went against classical concepts of morality.
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.
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