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20th Jun '16 2:31:31 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': One form of the world-killing Exterminatus uses a virus that breaks down all living tissue, reducing the biosphere to a mass of extremely flammable matter.

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One form of the world-killing Exterminatus procedure uses a virus that breaks down all living tissue, reducing the biosphere to a mass of extremely flammable matter.matter. While useful on planets with lots of minerals or infrastructure, agriworlds become useless to the Imperium, and they've stopped using them ever since they figured out virus bombings powered up Nurgle, the god of disease and decay.
** One Dark Eldar Archon is known to be narcissistic to the point where he once unleashed a virus on a planet that changed every living thing's face into a copy of his own.
5th May '16 3:26:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The Shakara Federation was wiped out by an engineered disease known as the Red Death. Its creator had noble intentions in doing so because of the ruthless order that the Shakara imposed on the rest of the universe, but became TheAtoner when the alliance that funded her plunged it back into an age of chaos and tyranny.
25th Apr '16 8:31:15 AM 20person
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, there were some accusations that the US government created and spread the New Plague, not [[DirtyCommunists Chinese agents]] as was officially claimed.
21st Mar '16 5:27:30 PM santi889
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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured by [[Wikipedia:genetic engineering]], and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.

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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured by [[Wikipedia:genetic engineering]], genetic engineering, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.
21st Mar '16 5:26:30 PM santi889
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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured by genetic engineering, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.

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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured by genetic engineering, [[Wikipedia:genetic engineering]], and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.
21st Mar '16 4:52:07 PM santi889
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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured for genetic engineering, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.

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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured for by genetic engineering, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.
21st Mar '16 4:51:22 PM santi889
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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured, genetically engineered, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.

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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured, genetically engineered, manufactured for genetic engineering, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.
21st Mar '16 4:50:11 PM santi889
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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured, genetically altered, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.

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By the revelation that the disease in question has been manufactured, genetically altered, engineered, and possibly is ''distributed'' by humans. The untold amount of death and destruction has been directly caused by the foolish or malicious action of Man himself.
20th Jan '16 9:20:05 AM HighCrate
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* The ''Literature/{{Tunnels}}'' series has Dominion, a strain of influenza genetically engineered by the Styx into a super-plague that will kill everyone on the planet's surface, allowing those living BeneathTheEarth to rise up and take their place.
* The descolada in OrsonScottCard's ''[[EndersGame Speaker For The Dead]]'' and ''[[EndersGame Xenocide]]'' is an artificially-created supervirus that systematically dismantles and reassembles the DNA of its host. Interesting in that while it's fatal--and nastily so--to Earth life, it is absolutely vital to the ecosystem of Lusitania, necessitating an approach to the disease that ''doesn't'' eradicate the pathogen entirely. [[spoiler: In ''Children of the Mind'', it's discovered that its deadliness is only a side effect; its true purpose is to terraform alien worlds to be more hospitable to its creators.]]
5th Jan '16 10:25:46 AM TheGoodFriar
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** Played straight in "Planet of the Daleks," when the Daleks decide to use this to rid the planet they are enslaving of Thal intruders.
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