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24th May '17 12:46:26 PM Nazetrime
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** It gets some degree of deconstruction, as the setting regularly shows the reader that the setting's zombies are still dangerous to those who are immune. In the prologue, immune non-combatants point out that they would die if the they went outside the safe areas. Later in the story, an immune character who took a PlagueZombie bite in place of someone who isn't immune develops an infection due to the fact that regardless of her incapacity to catch ThePlague, she still, for all intents and purposes, got bitten by a monster with sharp teeth full of nasty stuff.

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** It The trope gets some degree of deconstruction, as the setting regularly shows the reader that the setting's zombies PlagueZombie monsters are still dangerous to those who are immune. In the prologue, immune non-combatants point out that they would die if the they went outside the safe areas. Later in the story, an immune character who took a PlagueZombie bite in place of someone who isn't immune develops an infection due to the fact that regardless of her incapacity to catch ThePlague, she still, for all intents and purposes, got bitten by a monster with sharp teeth full of nasty stuff.
24th May '17 12:43:48 PM Nazetrime
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** It gets some degree of deconstruction, as the setting regularly shows the reader that the setting's zombies are still dangerous to those who are immune. In the prologue, immune non-combatants point out that they would die if the they went outside the safe areas. Later in the story, an immune character who took a PlagueZombie bite in place of someone who isn't immune develops an infection due to the fact that regardless of her incapacity to catch ThePlague, she still, for all intents and purposes, got bitten by a monster with sharp teeth full of nasty stuff.
15th May '17 9:15:56 AM MCanter89
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* Saul and his mother Tanya from AudioPlay/WereAlive are believed to be immune to the [[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]] after several close calls. This is pretty much confirmed in the final season when Saul is bitten directly on the neck by a zombie and doesn't turn. In the epilogue, many people believe that Saul and Lizzy's son, Nicolas, may also be immune, but he hasn't been exposed so it's unknown whether he is or not.

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* Saul and his mother Tanya from AudioPlay/WereAlive ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' are believed to be immune to the [[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]] after several close calls. This is pretty much confirmed in the final season when Saul is bitten directly on the neck by a zombie and doesn't turn. In the epilogue, many people believe that Saul and Lizzy's son, Nicolas, may also be immune, but he hasn't been exposed so it's unknown whether he is or not.



* In ''Literature/{{Oryx and Crake}}'', Snowman aka Jimmy believes that he is the only human left in the world after a man-made hemorrhagic virus destroys humanity in a matter of weeks. He inadvertently gained immunity some time before the outbreak of the pandemic via a vaccine created by his friend [[MadScientist Crake]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Oryx and Crake}}'', ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'', Snowman aka Jimmy believes that he is the only human left in the world after a man-made hemorrhagic virus destroys humanity in a matter of weeks. He inadvertently gained immunity some time before the outbreak of the pandemic via a vaccine created by his friend [[MadScientist Crake]].



* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', it is revealed that most of the kids who were part of WICKED's Trials, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]], are immune to the Flare. WICKED took them from their families because they wanted to study their brains in the hope that this would eventually lead to a cure. The few among them who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.

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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', it is revealed that most of the kids who were part of WICKED's Trials, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} [[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin "Immunes"]], are immune to the Flare. WICKED took them from their families because they wanted to study their brains in the hope that this would eventually lead to a cure. The few among them who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.



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* Not so much a plague as a curse, but Adell in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' is the only one who doesn't turn demonic under Zenon's influence. [[spoiler: Turns out it was because Adell was a demon to begin with. He never discovers this himself, but it becomes quite obvious to the player.]]

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* Not so much a plague as a curse, but Adell in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' is the only one who doesn't turn demonic under Zenon's influence. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out it was because Adell was a demon to begin with. He never discovers this himself, but it becomes quite obvious to the player.]]



* The four survivors in ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' are immune to the virus that turns the entire island of Banoi into zombies. [[spoiler: As with VideoGame/Left4Dead above, it turns out they're not exactly "immune" so much as they are "asymptomatic carriers".]]

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* The four survivors in ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' are immune to the virus that turns the entire island of Banoi into zombies. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As with VideoGame/Left4Dead above, it turns out they're not exactly "immune" so much as they are "asymptomatic carriers".]]



** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', both Ethan Winters and Zoe Baker are this to a degree, downplaying the trope. [[spoiler: Ethan is heavily resistant to the MindControl aspect of the mutamycete's fungal infection, and so he doesn't start to begin suffering it until the final minutes of the game. Zoe, meanwhile, seems to be completely immune to the MindControl side of the infection, which is why she is TheUnfavorite amongst her infected kin, but this doesn't protect her from Eveline's ability to simply kill off those who are infected with her fungus, even after taking the fungicidal serum.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', both Ethan Winters and Zoe Baker are this to a degree, downplaying the trope. [[spoiler: Ethan [[spoiler:Ethan is heavily resistant to the MindControl aspect of the mutamycete's fungal infection, and so he doesn't start to begin suffering it until the final minutes of the game. Zoe, meanwhile, seems to be completely immune to the MindControl side of the infection, which is why she is TheUnfavorite amongst her infected kin, but this doesn't protect her from Eveline's ability to simply kill off those who are infected with her fungus, even after taking the fungicidal serum.]]



--> '''Hakumen''': So there are still souls in this world as pure as yours. I suggest you cherish this rare commodity, for the sake of us all...

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--> '''Hakumen''': -->'''Hakumen''': So there are still souls in this world as pure as yours. I suggest you cherish this rare commodity, for the sake of us all...



* In ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'', [[spoiler: Canadian healthcare has rendered Canadian Guy immune to [[{{Bishounen}} Nomura Syndrome]]]]. They utilize this to get everyone else cured.

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* In ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'', [[spoiler: Canadian [[spoiler:Canadian healthcare has rendered Canadian Guy immune to [[{{Bishounen}} Nomura Syndrome]]]]. Syndrome]].]] They utilize this to get everyone else cured.



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* The lice episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. Zim (and Ms. Bitters, actually) are immune to the lice infestation. This leads to Zim being studied, and guess what? His skin, it destroys the lice! This lead to the creation of a [[{{Squick}} Skin Gun]] to take down the "lice Queen". They do eradicate the Queen at least... except [[spoiler: Ms. Bitters just has a higher scratch threshold than most, and ''was'' infected]].

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* The lice episode of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. Zim (and Ms. Bitters, actually) are immune to the lice infestation. This leads to Zim being studied, and guess what? His skin, it destroys the lice! This lead to the creation of a [[{{Squick}} Skin Gun]] to take down the "lice Queen". They do eradicate the Queen at least... except [[spoiler: Ms.[[spoiler:Ms. Bitters just has a higher scratch threshold than most, and ''was'' infected]].



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** The discovery that milkmaids had unusually low occurrence of smallpox led to Edward Jenner's invention of vaccination. Historically, ''inoculation'' for smallpox involved taking ground-up smallpox scabs and putting them in a cut on the hand (or some such), which did usually lead to immunity but would also typically lead to a mild case of smallpox, and in over 20% of cases full-blown smallpox (UsefulNotes/JohnAdams' younger son Charles had such an episode 1776; the process of inoculation is shown in all its graphic detail in ''Series/JohnAdams'') and in 2-3% of cases would lead to death (which is substantially better than the death rate for smallpox--20%-60%--which is why people bothered in the first place). Jenner's discovery led to a similar process being used with cowpox, which would almost never kill and which typically only caused a bit of inconvenience.

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** The discovery that milkmaids had unusually low occurrence of smallpox led to Edward Jenner's invention of vaccination. Historically, ''inoculation'' for smallpox involved taking ground-up smallpox scabs and putting them in a cut on the hand (or some such), which did usually lead to immunity but would also typically lead to a mild case of smallpox, and in over 20% of cases full-blown smallpox (UsefulNotes/JohnAdams' younger son Charles had such an episode 1776; the process of inoculation is shown in all its graphic detail in ''Series/JohnAdams'') and in 2-3% 23% of cases would lead to death (which is substantially better than the death rate for smallpox--20%-60%--which smallpox -- 2060% -- which is why people bothered in the first place). Jenner's discovery led to a similar process being used with cowpox, which would almost never kill and which typically only caused a bit of inconvenience.



22nd Feb '17 12:16:19 AM WanderingBrowser
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** It was eventually explained via subtle RetCon that the T-virus and its variants weren't 100% effective and roughly 10% of humanity was resistant to it to some degree, in comparison to the original games running off the assumption that "your character is just so badass that they never got hit". Furthermore, Umbrella has worked on various antiviruses to the T-virus, most notably seen in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''.


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** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', both Ethan Winters and Zoe Baker are this to a degree, downplaying the trope. [[spoiler: Ethan is heavily resistant to the MindControl aspect of the mutamycete's fungal infection, and so he doesn't start to begin suffering it until the final minutes of the game. Zoe, meanwhile, seems to be completely immune to the MindControl side of the infection, which is why she is TheUnfavorite amongst her infected kin, but this doesn't protect her from Eveline's ability to simply kill off those who are infected with her fungus, even after taking the fungicidal serum.]]
14th Feb '17 11:27:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* A big plot point in the second season of ''DarkAngel'' and the three follow-up novels. The BreedingCult plan to unleash a disease that only they will survive, but Max turns out to possess total immunity

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* A big plot point in the second season of ''DarkAngel'' ''Series/DarkAngel'' and the three follow-up novels. The BreedingCult plan to unleash a disease that only they will survive, but Max turns out to possess total immunity
24th Jan '17 5:51:48 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare IdealIllnessImmunity, a character or species that isn't just resistent to this one disease, but ''cannot'' get sick, ever.
21st Jan '17 6:52:02 AM Clare
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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out most of the Gladers, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]] are immune to the Flare. In fact, being this is why most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure. The few Gladers who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.

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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out it is revealed that most of the Gladers, kids who were part of WICKED's Trials, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]] "Immunes"]], are immune to the Flare. In fact, being this is why most of the Gladers were picked by Flare. WICKED in the first place, took them from their families because they wanted to research study their brains in the hope that this would eventually lead to find a cure. The few Gladers among them who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.
10th Jan '17 8:17:36 AM Clare
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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out most of the Gladers and Brenda and Jorge, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]] are immune to the Flare. In fact, being this is why spoiler:most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure. The few Gladers who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.

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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out most of the Gladers and Brenda and Jorge, Gladers, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]] are immune to the Flare. In fact, being this is why spoiler:most most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure. The few Gladers who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.
10th Jan '17 8:15:18 AM Clare
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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out [[spoiler:most of the Gladers]] and [[spoiler:Brenda and Jorge, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]]]] are immune to the Flare. In fact, being this is why [[spoiler:most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure]].

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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out [[spoiler:most most of the Gladers]] Gladers and [[spoiler:Brenda Brenda and Jorge, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]]]] "Immunes"]] are immune to the Flare. In fact, being this is why [[spoiler:most spoiler:most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure]].cure. The few Gladers who are not immune were chosen as control subjects.
10th Jan '17 8:12:52 AM Clare
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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out [[spoiler:most of the Gladers]] and [[spoiler:Brenda and Jorge, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]]]] are immune to the Flare. [[spoiler:Well, most of the Gladers except for Newt]]. In fact, being this is why [[spoiler:most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure]].

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* In ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', turns out [[spoiler:most of the Gladers]] and [[spoiler:Brenda and Jorge, along with a very small percentage of the world's population called [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin}} "Immunes"]]]] are immune to the Flare. [[spoiler:Well, most of the Gladers except for Newt]]. In fact, being this is why [[spoiler:most of the Gladers were picked by WICKED in the first place, because they wanted to research their brains to find a cure]].



* In ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' it turns out that all but a handful of the kids in the Maze are immune to a deadly virus ravaging humanity. The lethal environment is supposed to be some sort of "stress test" to figure out what makes them immune.
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