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17th Jun '18 7:28:25 AM TravisTouchdown
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** Warlocks and Death Knights each have a talent tree focused on this kind of stuff (the Warlock one doesn't actually use diseases but corrupting magical effects, but with talents with names like "pandemic" and "contagion" I'd say it's close enough).

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** Warlocks and Death Knights each have a talent tree focused on this kind of stuff (the Warlock one doesn't actually use diseases but corrupting magical effects, but with talents with names like "pandemic" and "contagion" I'd say "contagion", it's close enough).enough).
** During the infamous [[GoodBadBugs "Corrupted Blood Incident"]][[note]]A now famous glitch from the game's early days where a [[StandardStatusEffect highly lethal debuff from a certain raid boss]], which could be passed to nearby players and [=NPCs=], unintentionally stuck with players who teleported out of the boss arena and could be given to players who got too close to the infected-- incidentally, several real-world disease prevention and anti-bioterrorism organizations have used the incident as a case study for the spread of infectious diseases[[/note]], many players intentionally went out of their way to spread the titular "Corrupted Blood" to as many other players as possible, resulting in thousands of in-game deaths. An [[AscendedGlitch intentional version]] of the bug was later released to tease the arrival of the aforementioned Lich King in the form of [[ZombieInfectee a zombie plague]], with many players likewise intentionally spreading it as much as they could.
12th Jun '18 7:17:28 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs in an episode of ''FamilyGuy'' where Peter and Joe are playing increasingly extreme pranks on Quagmire (a Halloween tradition), and one "prank" includes infecting him with hepatitis C, only for him to reveal he already has it. Same thing with meningitis and gonorrea (in the latter case he's ''patient zero''). Eventually, they run out of known diseases, and Peter resorts to flying to Africa, catching a mosquito carrying a virus that hasnt been named yet, and having it bite Quagmire. This one works.

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* Played for laughs in an episode of ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Peter and Joe are playing increasingly extreme pranks on Quagmire (a Halloween tradition), and one "prank" includes infecting him with hepatitis C, only for him to reveal he already has it. Same thing with meningitis and gonorrea gonorrhea (in the latter case he's ''patient zero''). Eventually, they run out of known diseases, and Peter resorts to flying to Africa, catching a mosquito carrying a virus that hasnt been named yet, and having it bite Quagmire. This one works.
10th May '18 11:37:22 PM jormis29
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" revolves around the nobility of an unspecified country escaping the titular pestilence by locking themselves away in the prince's country estate, where the disease eventually manifests as a [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked]] guest at a ball.

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" "Literature/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath" revolves around the nobility of an unspecified country escaping the titular pestilence by locking themselves away in the prince's country estate, where the disease eventually manifests as a [[MalevolentMaskedMen masked]] guest at a ball.
30th Apr '18 9:53:07 PM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/WynonnaEarp'': In #4 of the 2016 series, Wynonna and the Black Badges have to stop a scientist who has given himself the power to transmit a zombie through his hands.

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* ''ComicBook/WynonnaEarp'': In #4 of the 2016 series, Wynonna and the Black Badges have to stop a scientist who has given himself the power to transmit a zombie plague through his hands.
23rd Apr '18 6:41:28 PM SilentStranger
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* Played for laughs in an episode of ''FamilyGuy'' where Peter and Joe are playing increasingly extreme pranks on Quagmire (a Halloween tradition), and one "prank" includes infecting him with hepatitis C, only for him to reveal he already has it. Same thing with meningitis and gonorrea (in the latter case he's ''patient zero''). Eventually, they run out of known diseases, and Peter resorts to flying to Africa, catching a mosquito carrying a virus that hasnt been named yet, and having it bite Quagmire. This one works.
19th Feb '18 4:13:17 PM GroLor
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* Hemo-Goblin, the infamous "white supremacist [=AIDS=] vampire" from ''The New Guardians''.
* The minor Marvel villain Contagion was basically the anthropomorphic personification of the very concept of disease, and at one point infected Wolverine with AIDS, Australian bat lyssavirus, Black Creek Canal virus, Camelpox, Dengue fever, Echovirus 9, Feline immunodeficiency virus, Hemorrhagic fever, the whole Influenza alphabet, Kaposi sarcoma, Kilham rat virus, Klongo, Marburg virus, Mengele virus, mumps, Oropouche, Parapoxvirus, Smallpox, Sowbane, Strain XV infection, Syphilis, Toxoplasmosis, [=UR2=] sarcoma virus, West Nile virus, WVU virus 2937, Xenopus, and Zoysia mosaic virus all at once. His powers later go BeyondTheImpossible as he gains the ability to do things like turn diamond into coal and make people allergic to their own thoughts, which he could also replace with his own using another virus.
20th Jan '18 1:24:48 PM TitaniumDragon
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See ThePlague or TheVirus for what the Plaguemaster spreads. If faced in combat, the Plaguemaster is usually a GradualGrinder. Their activities are always a great excuse to introduce a ZombieApocalypse. SisterTrope to PoisonousPerson.

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See ThePlague or TheVirus for what the Plaguemaster spreads. If faced in combat, the Plaguemaster is usually a GradualGrinder. Their activities are always a great excuse to introduce a ZombieApocalypse. SisterTrope to PoisonousPerson.
PoisonousPerson. Compare TyphoidMary, someone who unwittingly infects people with a disease they themselves are immune to.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_Mary "Typhoid" Mary Mallon]] was a rare carrier of typhoid who was wholly immune to it, and ended up spreading it to over fifty people. This was not through malice, but mainly due to her [[NeverMyFault moronic denial]] that she was responsible for the sicknesses blossoming around her, and her refusal to quit her job as a cook, making her more of a ZombieInfectee than a straight Plaguemaster. Still, she gets an honorary mention on this page.
20th Jan '18 1:22:03 PM TitaniumDragon
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* Europeans in particular were unknowingly these during the age of expansion and exploration into the New World. Because Europeans had lived in high population densities in a relatively small area that had regular contact with large mammals for thousands of years, they were hit with a multitude of plagues over the centuries. This naturally made them much more resistant to many deadly diseases than the natives to North and South America. By intention or not, explorers and settlers often introduced plagues like smallpox and measles that would kill a majority of the local population.
14th Jan '18 3:21:18 PM MarkLungo
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* Decepticon chemist, Oil Slick of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He wears a domed helmet to protect himself from his own toxins he unleashes during battle and does not really care if [[WeHaveReserves his comrades are infected in his wake]].
* Dr. James Bent a.k.a. Overlord, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' he tries World Domination using ThePlague and turning people into living zombies with red patches on their faces.

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* Decepticon chemist, chemist Oil Slick of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He wears a domed helmet to protect himself from his own toxins he unleashes during battle and does not really care if [[WeHaveReserves his comrades are infected in his wake]].
* Dr. James Bent a.k.a. Overlord, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' he ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone''. He tries World Domination using ThePlague and turning to TakeOverTheWorld by creating a SyntheticPlague that turns people into living zombies {{Mind Control}}led, zombie-like "Zoners" with red patches on their faces.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_Mary "Typhoid" Mary Mallon]] was a rare carrier of typhoid who was wholly immune to it, and ended up spreading it to over fifty people. This was not through malice, but mainly due to her moronic denial that she was responsible for the sicknesses blossoming around her, and her refusal to quit her job as a cook, making her more of a ZombieInfectee than a straight Plaguemaster. Still, she gets an honorary mention on this page.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_Mary "Typhoid" Mary Mallon]] was a rare carrier of typhoid who was wholly immune to it, and ended up spreading it to over fifty people. This was not through malice, but mainly due to her [[NeverMyFault moronic denial denial]] that she was responsible for the sicknesses blossoming around her, and her refusal to quit her job as a cook, making her more of a ZombieInfectee than a straight Plaguemaster. Still, she gets an honorary mention on this page.
12th Jan '18 4:35:34 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ComicBook/WonderWoman foe Doctor Poison began as a bog-standard goofy MadScientist (with an extra dose of YellowPeril thrown in), but began veering toward this in her later, DarkerAndEdgier incarnations.
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