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18th May '16 1:20:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The immortal "H" from RogerZelazny's ''To Die in Italbar''. When he meditates in a certain way, his immune system goes into a sort of SuperMode that can instantly cure anyone of any disease simply by being in his presence. However, when he goes long enough without meditation, he begins sort of ''radiating'' every disease he's ever been exposed to. When, due to a number of mistakes and understandings, he goes MUCH too long without meditation [[spoiler:he is driven completely insane, eventually reaching the point where he can kill entire planets with a brief tour, and his powerful immune system can't keep him from being covered in open sores]]. This is because it eventually turns out that his powers are granted by communion with an alien goddess of life [[spoiler:and death]].

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* The immortal "H" from RogerZelazny's Creator/RogerZelazny's ''To Die in Italbar''. When he meditates in a certain way, his immune system goes into a sort of SuperMode that can instantly cure anyone of any disease simply by being in his presence. However, when he goes long enough without meditation, he begins sort of ''radiating'' every disease he's ever been exposed to. When, due to a number of mistakes and understandings, he goes MUCH too long without meditation [[spoiler:he is driven completely insane, eventually reaching the point where he can kill entire planets with a brief tour, and his powerful immune system can't keep him from being covered in open sores]]. This is because it eventually turns out that his powers are granted by communion with an alien goddess of life [[spoiler:and death]].



* Victor from ''TheCompanyNovels'' is turned into an unwitting plaguemaster by the Plague Cabal, unknowingly inflicting deadly disease to those around him at Labienus' whim. When he does find out, Labienus uses it to leverage him into becoming TheMole, since he can activate Victor to kill anyone he's close to if he doesn't obey. [[spoiler:He pushes Victor a bit too far in the end, and suffers AndIMustScream by way of one of his own plagues when TheDogBitesBack.]]

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* Victor from ''TheCompanyNovels'' ''Literature/TheCompanyNovels'' is turned into an unwitting plaguemaster by the Plague Cabal, unknowingly inflicting deadly disease to those around him at Labienus' whim. When he does find out, Labienus uses it to leverage him into becoming TheMole, since he can activate Victor to kill anyone he's close to if he doesn't obey. [[spoiler:He pushes Victor a bit too far in the end, and suffers AndIMustScream by way of one of his own plagues when TheDogBitesBack.]]



* [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe'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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* [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] 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.
8th Apr '16 4:44:07 AM Tron80
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* Rei from ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'' is an AntiHero example. When she converts to ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Nurgle, Chaos God of Decay]]'' she gains mastery over viruses, bacteria and sickness, and her whole body becomes a factory of toxins and diseases.
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2nd Apr '16 4:59:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Thrax, a GLA general from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals''. He has a scarred face that he covers with a veil, as well as a [[BlackComedy morbid sense of humor]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He got his degree from a mail-order college.]]

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* Dr. Thrax, a GLA general from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals''. He has a scarred face that he covers with a veil, as well as a [[BlackComedy morbid sense of humor]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He got his degree from a mail-order college.]]
2nd Apr '16 4:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Thrax, a GLA general from ''CommandAndConquerGenerals''. He has a scarred face that he covers with a veil, as well as a [[BlackComedy morbid sense of humor]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He got his degree from a mail-order college.]]

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* Dr. Thrax, a GLA general from ''CommandAndConquerGenerals''.''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals''. He has a scarred face that he covers with a veil, as well as a [[BlackComedy morbid sense of humor]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He got his degree from a mail-order college.]]
23rd Mar '16 9:37:09 PM santi889
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The more technologically adept {{Plaguemaster}}s may use {{Synthetic Plague}}s. If the Plaguemaster isn't immune to their diseases, you can expect them to die by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard becoming infected with their own plague]].

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The more technologically adept {{Plaguemaster}}s may use {{Synthetic Plague}}s. If the Plaguemaster isn't immune to their diseases, you can expect them to die by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard becoming infected with their own plague]].
16th Mar '16 6:06:22 AM Wuz
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has an [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-353 SCP]] that can collect, modify, and distribute diseases, up to and including the infamous 1918 strain of influenza. She temporarily experiences symptoms of the diseases as she's modifying them, but this doesn't dissuade her from doing it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-106 SCP-106]] is an extension of this and WalkingWasteland, as it's a pocket-dimension dwelling HumanoidAbomination in the form of an extremely old, hideously diseased man covered in necrosis. The lucky victims die. Survivors look like corpses who have been festering in mass graves for several years, eyes, tongue, most of their extremities, all rotted off.
** Then, of course, there's [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-049 SCP-049]] AKA "The Plague Doctor." [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1440 SCP-1440]] could also count to some extent.

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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has an [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-353 SCP]] SCP-353]], a woman that can collect, modify, and distribute diseases, up to and including the infamous 1918 strain of influenza. She temporarily experiences symptoms of the diseases as she's modifying them, but this doesn't dissuade her from doing it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-106 SCP-106]] is an extension of this and WalkingWasteland, as it's a pocket-dimension dwelling HumanoidAbomination in the form of an extremely old, hideously diseased man covered in necrosis. The lucky victims die. Survivors look like corpses who have been festering in mass graves for several years, eyes, tongue, most of their extremities, all rotted off.
** Then, of course, there's [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-049 SCP-049]] AKA "The Plague Doctor." [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1440 SCP-1440]] could also count to some extent."
8th Feb '16 5:14:32 PM Willbyr
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8th Feb '16 5:11:36 PM Willbyr
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8th Feb '16 5:11:13 PM Willbyr
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26th Jan '16 6:50:15 PM Vi47
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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 meseals that would kill a majority of the local population.
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