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12th Jan '18 8:59:59 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': When someone's (or something's) nanites activate, they almost certainly become mindless killing monsters (called E.V.O.s) that try to attack anything and everything. You can also expect said monsters to be nightmarish and have a good bit of BodyHorror thrown in. And the rare E.V.O.s that retain their mind/personality/human appearence are people who you probably don't want to hang around with (except Rex). There are also those that turn into freaks but retain their personality, but they tend to either become victims of FantasticRacism or also be people you'd rather not be around. And said nanites can mutate anything at any given time. They're omni-present and only the titular character can effectively cure aforementioned E.V.O.s.
12th Jan '18 8:58:31 AM thatother1dude
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* While TheCorruption in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' doesn't usually work this way (it's caused by exposure to [[spoiler:a BrownNote FantasticNuke the Diamonds used against the Crystal Gems]]), a healthy Gem that FusionDance with a corrupted one will suffer this. This is because Corruption is both a mental effect and physical effect, meaning that when two Gems join together, the illness gets spread from the corrupted one to the normal one. This ends up happening to [[spoiler:Jasper]] when she fuses with a corrupted Gem [[GodzillaThreshold during a moment of desperation]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': While TheCorruption in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' doesn't usually work this most corrupted gems got that way (it's caused by from exposure to [[spoiler:a BrownNote FantasticNuke the Diamonds used against the Crystal Gems]]), a Gems]], it will also spread to any healthy Gem that FusionDance with a corrupted one will suffer this. gem they fuse with. This is because Corruption is TheCorruption and Fusion are both a mental effect and physical effect, meaning that when two Gems join together, the illness gets spread from the corrupted one to the normal one.effects. This ends up happening to [[spoiler:Jasper]] when she fuses with a corrupted Gem [[GodzillaThreshold during a moment of desperation]].
11th Jan '18 7:51:58 PM chopshop
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* While TheCorruption in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' doesn't usually work this way (it's caused by exposure to [[spoiler:a BrownNote FantasticNuke the Diamonds used against the Crystal Gems]]), a healthy Gem that FusionDance with a corrupted one will suffer this. This is because Corruption is both a mental effect and physical effect, meaning that when two Gems join together, the illness gets spread from the corrupted one to the normal one. This ends up happening to [[spoiler:Jasper]] when she fuses with a corrupted Gem [[GodzillaThreshold during a moment of desperation]].
16th Nov '17 5:39:51 PM Theriocephalus
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* This is the basis for the ''Literature/WildCards'' series of books. An alien virus gives some people super-powers and transforms others into "Jokers", who are sometimes not even recognizable as having been human.
** Well, at least if your particular [[SuperpowerLottery draw]] included the ability to infect others. Despite the fact that ''xenovirus takis''-A was a ''literal'' virus, it wasn't (normally) communicable.
* Virals in ''Literature/{{The Passage}}''. Coupled with ''HorrorHunger''
* In ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'', spending too much time with people from London Below -- or if they "go too fast" around a [[{{Muggle}} normal]]-- will make the person go out of sync with people in London Above, making them InvisibleToNormals.
* In Jeff [=VanderMeer's=] ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} Shriek: An Afterword]]'' a fringe historian Duncan Shriek is the only human to discover a safe method to enter the underground realm of the Graycaps under the city of Ambergris, but this involved getting an esoteric fungal infection, which would in the course of the years transform him into [[BodyHorror a man-fungus hybrid]] who could only retain human shape through constant mental effort.
** The novel also features common people getting less extreme, though still bizarre-looking fungus infections out of the fungus bombs used during the civil war. And the sequel, ''Finch'', has Partials, people who voluntarily go through this process to become akin to fungus cyborgs.

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* This is the basis for the ''Literature/WildCards'' series of books. An alien virus gives some people super-powers and transforms others into "Jokers", who are sometimes not even recognizable as having been human.
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human. Well, at least if your particular [[SuperpowerLottery draw]] included the ability to infect others. Despite the fact that ''xenovirus takis''-A was a ''literal'' virus, it wasn't (normally) communicable.
* %%* Virals in ''Literature/{{The Passage}}''. Coupled with ''HorrorHunger''
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In ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'', spending too much time with people from London Below -- or if they "go too fast" around a [[{{Muggle}} normal]]-- normal]] -- will make the person go out of sync with people in London Above, making them InvisibleToNormals.
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* In Jeff [=VanderMeer's=] ''[[Literature/{{Ambergris}} Shriek: An Afterword]]'' a Afterword]]'': The fringe historian Duncan Shriek is the only human to discover a safe method to enter the underground realm of the Graycaps under the city of Ambergris, but this involved getting an esoteric fungal infection, which would in the course of the years transform him into [[BodyHorror a man-fungus hybrid]] who could only retain human shape through constant mental effort.
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effort. The novel also features common people getting less extreme, though still bizarre-looking fungus infections out of the fungus bombs used during the civil war. And the sequel, ''Finch'', has Partials, people who voluntarily go through this process to become akin to fungus cyborgs.



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* ''{{Cybergeneration}}'', a sequel to TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}, is run on the premise that a nanite infection will kill anyone over the age of 16. If you're under 16 you survive... or change.

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* ''{{Cybergeneration}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Cybergeneration}}'', a sequel to TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}, is run on the premise that a nanite infection will kill anyone over the age of 16. If you're under 16 you survive... or change.



* ''Shadowrun'' The "Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder" seems to work this way. With the new AI building technological parts out of nanites in the host.

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* ''Shadowrun'' ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': The "Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder" seems to work this way. With way, with the new AI building technological parts out of nanites in the host.



* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampirism]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] are actually diseases (though divine in origin) which can be spread via any wound inflicted by a carrier of the disease. In the case of vampirism, it starts off fairly innocuous (fatigue, insomnia, nightmares) and is easily cured within the first few days of being contracted. Porphyric Hemophilia, Sanguinare Vampiris, and Noxiphilic Sanguivoria are a few of the diseases that develop into full-blown Vampirism. Lycanthropy functions similarly, although in some cases, consuming the blood of a lycanthrope can cause the disease to immediately take effect.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampirism]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] are actually diseases (though divine in origin) which can be spread via any wound inflicted by a carrier of the disease. In the case of vampirism, it starts off fairly innocuous (fatigue, insomnia, nightmares) and is easily cured within the first few days of being contracted. Porphyric Hemophilia, Sanguinare Vampiris, Vampiris and Noxiphilic Sanguivoria are a few of the diseases that develop into full-blown Vampirism. Lycanthropy functions similarly, although in some cases, cases consuming the blood of a lycanthrope can cause the disease to immediately take effect.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' when someone's (or something's) nanites activate they almost certainly become mindless killing monsters (called E.V.O.s) that try to attack anything and everything. You can also expect said monsters to be nightmarish and have a good bit of BodyHorror thrown in. And the rare E.V.O.s that retain their mind/personality/human appearence are people who you probably don't want to hang around with (except Rex). There are also those that turn into freaks but retain their personality, but they tend to either become victims of FantasticRacism or also be people you'd rather not be around.
** And said nanites that can mutate anything at any given time. They're omni-present and only the titular character can effectively cure aforementioned E.V.O.s.
* The Bio-mechs in ''WesternAnimation/VorTech'' were infected with a technological plague transforming them into creatures much like the Phalanx in the X-Men comicbook titles.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' when ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': When someone's (or something's) nanites activate activate, they almost certainly become mindless killing monsters (called E.V.O.s) that try to attack anything and everything. You can also expect said monsters to be nightmarish and have a good bit of BodyHorror thrown in. And the rare E.V.O.s that retain their mind/personality/human appearence are people who you probably don't want to hang around with (except Rex). There are also those that turn into freaks but retain their personality, but they tend to either become victims of FantasticRacism or also be people you'd rather not be around.
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around. And said nanites that can mutate anything at any given time. They're omni-present and only the titular character can effectively cure aforementioned E.V.O.s.
* The Bio-mechs in ''WesternAnimation/VorTech'' were infected with a technological plague transforming them into creatures much like the Phalanx in the X-Men comicbook titles. titles.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation A Health of Information]]" introduces Swamp Fever, a rase disease contracted by breathing in the pollen of a certain swamp flower. Its initial symptoms are a bit odd -- [[PolkaDotDisease orange spots all over the victim's body]], then coughing up bubbles, then sneezing small lighting bolts -- but nothing too worrying as far as this trope goes. Things change when the disease reaches its end stage, at which point branches start growing out of the orange spots and the victim is permanently [[{{Transflormation}} turned into a tree]] -- the very same kind of tree that grows the flowers whose pollen spreads Swamp Fever.
19th Sep '17 8:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Druuna'' comics have diseases that change people into tentacled monsters.

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* ''Druuna'' comics have diseases that change people into tentacled monsters. But, this being a PornWithPlot comic, you can probably guess what happens next.
18th Jul '17 10:23:25 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampirism]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] are actually diseases (though divine in origin) which can be spread via any wound inflicted by a carrier of the disease. In the case of vampirism, it starts off fairly innocuous (fatigue, insomnia, nightmares) and is easily cured within the first few days of being contracted. Porphyric Hemophilia, Sanguinare Vampiris, and Noxiphilic Sanguivoria are a few of the diseases that develop into full-blown Vampirism. Lycanthropy functions similarly, although in some cases, consuming the blood of a lycanthrope can cause the disease to immediately take effect.
14th Jun '17 5:26:39 AM tropower
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* The Bio-mechs in ''WesternAnimation/VorTech'' were infected with a technological plauge transforming them into creatures much like the Phalanx in the X-Men comicbook titles.

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* The Bio-mechs in ''WesternAnimation/VorTech'' were infected with a technological plauge plague transforming them into creatures much like the Phalanx in the X-Men comicbook titles.
4th Jun '17 12:28:43 PM 302555
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* ''TabletopGame/Shadowrun'' The "Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder" seems to work this way. With the new AI building technological parts out of nanites in the host.

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* ''TabletopGame/Shadowrun'' ''Shadowrun'' The "Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder" seems to work this way. With the new AI building technological parts out of nanites in the host.
4th Jun '17 12:27:26 PM 302555
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* ''TabletopGame/Shadowrun'' The "Cognitive Fragmentation Disorder" seems to work this way. With the new AI building technological parts out of nanites in the host.
8th Dec '16 11:54:36 AM upupandaway42
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* In Season Two of ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', [[Comicbook/MartianManhunter J'onn]] discovers that a blood transfusion from a White Martian is now causing him to turn into a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil White Martian]].
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