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Viral Humanoid
A humanoid character that is (partially) made of/altered by The Virus, or a humanoid hive member.
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redirects: Made From A Virus, Viral Human, Part Virus, Hive Humanoid, Hive Human.

Usually in fiction-land, The Virus turns you into some kind of inhuman monster, but not so for these characters. They retain a human(oid) appearance while gaining Bizarre Human Biology. Also, if The Virus forms a Hive Mind, they often become the Hive Queen, or at least have a special position within the hierarchy. Also remember that while the character has humanoid qualities, they have to be significantly "different" to be a Viral Humanoid. Vampires, werewolves, zombies and the like are often too similar too humans to qualify. When they do, you're probably thinking of someone like Alucard, not Edward Cullen.

A variation has a member of the Hive Mind (usually the Hive Queen) start out looking humanoid without having been human first, although that raises the question of why they look like us.

Common attributes include:

Compare Humanoid Abomination, Plague Master, and Viral Transformation. Viral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is NOT an example!.


Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • All the humans infected by the parasites in Parasyte.

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Video Games

Web Comics
  • Preston Chang in The Dragon Doctors turned himself into a living disease that could eat anyone.
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