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    Quote Originally Posted by The Arbiter View Post
    Hard to top "flesh melting stare" but somehow I'm still alive.

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    One of Ancestor's many qi techniques (styles) is his use of the Thousand Escaping Poisons. With it, he can create (giant) clouds of toxins surrounding himself and direct where they travel (pretty specifically - he has sent a tendril of toxic mist literally spiralling down a kicking character's leg and up to their face). The poison is flat-out instantly lethal to weaker powerful characters, and even characters with enormous qi need to stay away from it or risk dying (the dude who got a wiff of it in the face, for example, is the main Gary Stu character of the series possessing tremendous amounts of qi, and it still messed him up something fierce). Only people who are 'immune' to poisons can manage against the toxin, and it still debilitates them and sickens them visibly. As an example, Black Dragon ignores the bites of lethally venomous snakes (seriously, he gets bitten and just keeps going about his business, where the same kind of snake dropped another trained character in a few seconds a short time beforehand) and shrugs off the poison techniques of Chan O-wan (who uses the same Thousand Escaping Poisons technique as Ancestor, but his qi is far inferior to Ancestor's), and Ancestor's poison techniques still sicken him somewhat.

    The poison clouds also seem to degrade and damage stone. When the poison kills someone, the body almost instantly crumbles to dust.

    For further weirdness, Ancestor can hork up a poison cloud, form it into the shape of a sword, and stab himself through the gut with it to mix it with his own blood (has done this). This creates a powerful, solid weapon forged of his poison, his blood, and his qi.

    ...I don't think this beats the immediacy of 'limb melting poison stare' though, even if it is pretty darned versatile. ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Arbiter View Post
    Just curious. What are the most awful sicknesses or poisons in Fiction? Anything that has a deleterious effect on someone's health if infected, injected or exposed is fair game. Pathogens included - but particularly interested in poisons.

    How would these things stack up to advanced healing factors or physiology? Wolverine? The Hulk?
    Jornmunger venom from Scion 1st Ed could kill GODS pretty quick. And we're talking the old school Norse/Greek style guys.
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    The Bydo are basically a virus that infects universes. That probably rates pretty high. Depends where you draw the line for disease, since to the people living in a universe, they look more like invading aliens, but they're really just converting all matter and space to themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drunkard Kid View Post
    You may of time Captain Mar-vell died of cancer and no could save him, then we later find out that Wakanda had a cancer cure but was holding back because the world wasn't ready yet (never mind that Mar-vell is an alien).
    I thought it was because the rest of the world didn't show Wakanda "proper respect" without defining it, even though the world was basically offering them a blank check for it.

    Of course, even if Black Panther had given Mar-vell the cure, it probably wouldn't have worked because Mar-vell's cancer was likely as incurable as Aunt May's gunshot wound (which NOONE could cure, not even Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, or Elixir. And he asked all of them.).
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    No one said the Marvel Zombie plague. That was pretty unstoppable.

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    I don't know about most potent, but the New Abomination has a pretty nasty acid attack, capable of outright shutting down Hulk's healing factor.

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    Default Most potent poison/illness in Fiction?

    A broken heart.






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    Saturday Night Fever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Smith View Post
    No one said the Marvel Zombie plague. That was pretty unstoppable.
    I was say captain Trips from the stand

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    The T.O. virus that Cable is infected with. We saw what a full power Cable could do without it and it still killed him in the end.

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    batman, the red death's speed force death aura causes anyone around him to age to death.

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    Definitely Cosmic Rust:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitVyper View Post
    The Bydo are basically a virus that infects universes. That probably rates pretty high. Depends where you draw the line for disease, since to the people living in a universe, they look more like invading aliens, but they're really just converting all matter and space to themselves.
    I feel like we discussed these guys once before. They work on a veeerry similar MO as the Flood. Right down to the metaphysical space infection nonsense. The Bydo are perhaps a bit better in that last regard, but the similarities are there.
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    the hate plague. a virus that infects humans and robots, forcing them to fight each other to the death.

    the only way to stop it?


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