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Music

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Artist: Iron Maiden

Date Released: August 2, 1996

Label: EMI

Produced By: Steve Harris

Tracklisting:

CD 1

  1. Virus (Short Version) (3:54)
  2. My Generation (3:38)
  3. Doctor Doctor (4:50)

CD 2

  1. Virus (6:14)
  2. Sanctuary (3:34)
  3. Wrathchild (3:07)

12" Version

  1. Virus (6:14)
  2. Prowler (4:20)
  3. Invasion (3:07)

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Dr Who

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A virus was a biological disease-causing agent, although the term itself could also apply to a malicious technological computer program.

Biological

In the case of a biological virus, it could be transmitted through biological fluids (blood, etc.) or through basic contact.

The Faction Paradox, for example, introduced a virus into the Third Doctor as he regenerated, altering his biodata. (EDA: Interference - Book One)

Another virus originated from a mutation in a mood drug in the upper levels of New New York on New Earth; this one, however, was airbourne. (DW: Gridlock)

The race known as the Viyrans were known for cataloguing various dangerous substances such as viruses, some of which were stored in the Amethyst Viral Containment Station. (BFA: Patient Zero) .

Technological

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A Virus is a submicroscopic parasitic particle which infects the cells of lifeforms to replicate. Whilst viruses do contain basic genetic material they do not form so much as a cell and rely on the cells of other organisms to survive and as such are not technically considered lifefroms themselves.

Viruses are common throughout the galaxy and whilst not all are harmful some can cause severe illness.

Examples of Viruses

  • The Romulan colony of Chetzia 3 was once home to a particularly virulent virus, to make the world safe for habitation the Romulans introduced a genetically modified plant to kill of the virus. The scheme was a success however the planet is now being over run by the new plant. (TNG video game: Away Team)
  • In 2154 the Klingons attempted to genetically modify themselves using gene therapy based on genetic samples from human augments. One test subject was suffering from Levodian flu which combined with the gene therapy treatment to create a highly contagious and deadly new virus. The plague quickly spread to many worlds in the Empire before a cure was devolped. Whilst the deadly effects of the virus were nullified the cure could not reverse one unusual side-effect; Infected Klingons lost there cranial ridges. And as the effect was at the genetic level their children would have the same disfigurement. A cure for this particular effect was not developed until the late 23rd century. (ENT episodes: "Affliction", "Divergence")

Other Viruses

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Fallout

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From The Vault

The Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) is, aside from environmental radiation, the major source of mutation in the Fallout universe. Most importantly, both Super Mutants and the Master are the result of infection by FEV. Aside from Super Mutants, the Master also created a variety of other aberrational creatures using the virus. The FEV existed in various forms in all the Fallout games. Its various forms created two major threats to post-nuclear humanity: the Super Mutants of the Master, and their Capital Wasteland counterparts, created in Vault 87. The FEV virus gave birth to a wide variety of dangerous creatures (including the Master and Frank Horrigan) which not only became a threat to post-nuclear humanity, but also served as the means by which the games' antagonists sought to achieve their goals.

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History of the FEV

Before the Great War

In the years immediately preceding the Great War of 2077 between China and the United States, both sides were scrambling to research a new weapon that would give them an edge in the coming conflict. What the Chinese research teams developed is unknown, but the United States government tapped the resources of American private industry to develop a secret weapon that could defeat the Chinese. One company, a high-technology scientific research firm named West Tek, was already a major American defense contractor. In the first Fallout, the Vault Dweller explored a location in the Core Region Wasteland called the Glow, which was in fact an underground West Tek Research Facility that had been directly targeted by Chinese nuclear warheads during the Great War. While exploring the highly radioactive ruins, the Vault Dweller discovered that West Tek had created a number of useful things for the American military. Potent laser and plasma weapons were being experimented with there. Power Armor, the massive self-contained suits of mechanized combat armor that turned a single soldier into a walking tank, were also developed there. And most importantly, important research into immunity-boosting drugs designed to combat biological weapons agents was being conducted by West Tek.

One fear among the brass of the American military of this period was that the Chinese would deploy biological weapons against American troops: these would be powerful, genetically-engineered super viruses that would decimate other armies and civilian populations without a single shot being fired. Thus, West Tek had initiated the Pan-Immunity Virion Project (PVP) to develop a way to stimulate the human immunological system in such a way that the human body's natural immune system could be used to counteract any Chinese biological agents. It was determined that the way to achieve this was to alter the subject's DNA in such a way that the changes would cause disease immunity by transforming human DNA's dual helical structure into a quadruple helical structure. Such an alteration would make it impossible for almost any known or engineered pathogen to infect human cells modified in this way. During West Tek's testing phase of the PVP in 2076, abnormal side effects were observed developing in the test subjects. The test animals began to grow dramatically larger in size and muscular structure and their brain activity increased. Seeing the potential military applications of these unexpected results, the U.S. Army sent its own military scientists into the facility to secure the project and renamed the PVP virus the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV). Not content with producing mere immunity to disease, the Army's researchers hoped that the FEV would turn its soldiers into abnormally strong and intelligent supermen capable of defeating many times their own number of Chinese soldiers. When the testing on animals reached its logical conclusion, the American military moved the entire apparatus of FEV research to its own Mariposa Military Base in California where secret human testing on military prison inmates proceeded.

The Great War

However, the grim nature of the research being carried out at Mariposa greatly unnerved the members of the U.S. Army garrison guarding the base. The nature of the military scientists' work, which had until then been kept a secret from the Army grunts, caused them to revolt when they discovered the truth. Colonel Robert Spindel, the officer in charge of the garrison, lost his mind and committed suicide. His second in command, Captain Roger Maxson, took command of the troops and began interrogating the Mariposa scientists. Rattled by the vile things the scientists were doing to their test subjects and incredulous of the claim that the science team was only following orders that had been handed down from the highest levels of the Pentagon, Captain Maxson had the researchers executed one after the other. Later, he announced the Mariposa Military Base to be in full secession from the United States and his own unit to have left the U.S. Army. Only days after these actions in October 2077, the Sino-American War reached its ultimate climax as Chinese nuclear bombs and warheads fell from the sky and the United States ceased to exist as a unified nation. Disgusted with the Mariposa base, haunted by the fate of the FEV test subjects and the executed scientists, Maxson decided to lead his troops and their families to the federal government's Lost Hills emergency bunker, where they would later use their high technology military equipment and knowledge brought from the Mariposa Base to form the Brotherhood of Steel.

Richard Grey's Expedition

The Mariposa Military Base was quiet for a long time after the bombs fell. Not long after the Great War, however, a group of explorers from the Core Region Wasteland, including the future mutant Harold, entered the base looking to end a peculiar proliferation of mutated animals which seemed to be coming from the installation. The exact date of the expedition is unknown, but Harold's presence while still a human being suggests that it could not have been more than ten to thirty years after the bombs fell; since Harold is known to have been a Vault dweller who emerged shortly after the Great War's end. Thus, to still be alive and human, Harold have had to have entered the base not long after the war.

Leading the expedition was Dr. Richard Grey, previously known as Richard Moreau until he was exiled from Vault City, a nearby settlement in the Wasteland. When Grey's team entered the Mariposa base, most died when they encountered the automated robotic defense systems. Soon, only Grey and Harold remained of the original group. Harold was knocked out (he never did find out how) and woke up out in the desert looking exactly like a ghoul, yet not actually sharing the same trait as those meta-humans. Grey, however, was headed for bigger trouble. He had made it to the vats room, where massive bubbling cauldrons of the thick, green nutrient solution that contained the FEV waited to be used in experiments. Grey was accidentally knocked into a vat by an automated crane and managed to crawl out after a month. While the FEV was designed to be injected into humans, Grey soon found out that direct physical contact with the nutrient solution that it grew in worked just as well. He began to rapdily mutate in horrible ways, turning into a tentacled blob of mutated flesh. But he also developed potent psychic powers, which were enhanced by consuming other living minds to expand his own psionic strength. Slowly, as other Wasteland wanderers made it into the base over the months and years, he started doing his own experiments on human subjects with the FEV.

The Coming of the Master

FEV vats at the Mariposa Military Base

Grey found that many of his test subjects were turning into giant, mindless brutes with the intelligence of a child, if they survived the mutational process at all. However, a rare few test subjects became the meta-humans known colloquially as Super Mutants. Immune to both disease and ionizing radiation and blessed with exceptional strength, intelligence, and endurance, Super Mutants were superior to pure strain humans in every way. They also possessed the exceptionally long life common to those individuals infected with FEV as well as (unbeknownst to Grey at the time) total sterility. Grey--who now called himself the Master--had long lamented the needless destruction of human civilization caused by the final nuclear holocaust of the Great War. In his warped state, he decided that he would have to force humanity to evolve beyond its own destructive impulses. If everyone could be as perfect as his Super Mutants, there would no longer be any reason for human conflict and the misery it wrought. Those who could not evolve along the lines the Master desired would have to die. The Master began seeking out uncontaminated pure strain humans in the Core Region Wasteland with which he could create new mutants and build his Super Mutant army.

However, creating new Super Mutants proved to be a hit or miss process. The great majority of Super Mutants produced by the Master and later his Lieutenant in the Mariposa Base's FEV Vats were big, dumb brutes. Physically, they were vastly superior to pure strain humans, but they possessed the intelligence of children. What exactly caused some mutants infected with FEV to be brilliant and the others to be child-like is unknown. The Master was certain this mutational randomness was related to the amount of radiation damage suffered by an individual: humans who had not been exposed to much of the post-nuclear environment's radiation produced more intelligent mutants after their FEV infection (see his personal diary for his thoughts on this). His Lieutenant, however, had a different theory. When the Chinese nuclear bombs hit the original West Tek Research Facility and turned it into the region known only as the Glow, the impact of the nuclear shockwave cracked open a few nutrient solution tanks filled with FEV. The nuclear bombs' radiation then mutated this FEV into an airborne strain of the original virus. But this new airborne strain of the FEV did not have any real mutagenic effects on human beings. All it did was inoculate any person infected with it against the original, mutational strain of the FEV, acting as a form of vaccine and giving exposed creatures some limited resistance to FEV's mutational effects. As a result, the ideal subject for FEV mutation was someone who had not been exposed to the airborne form of FEV following the Great War. Both of these conditions--no radiation exposure and no airborne FEV inoculation--were present in only one known population: Vault dwellers. Each Vault contained around 1,000 viable subjects who could be infected with the original strain of FEV and turned into highly-intelligent Super Mutants. Which factor exactly determines what would emerge from an FEV infection--accumulated radiation levels or inoculation by the airborne FEV strain--is still uncertain, though as a rule of thumb, the less exposed the subject is to radiation, chemicals and biological agents, the better.

In 2162, a person known as the Vault Dweller managed to kill the Master in his Cathedral beneath the ruins of Los Angeles and destroy the FEV Vats, and the Mariposa Military Base collapsed.

The Enclave and the Modified FEV Strain

Main article: FEV Curling-13

In 2236, the Enclave, the surviving remnant of the United States federal government, excavated the ruins of the Mariposa Military Base, largely using slave labor gathered from the town of Redding, and eventually discovered the remains of the Master's FEV Vats deep inside the lower levels of the base. Though they had been buried in rock and forgotten for long decades, the Vats still contained that old familiar green bubbling gunk, the nutrient solution that contained the living particles of the Forced Evolutionary Virus. The Enclave gathered samples to be sent back to the Oil Rig that served as their headquarters off the Pacific coast of California for further analysis. Before long, though, the slave miners, some being fully exposed to raw FEV in the course of the labors, others likely falling into the FEV Vats accidentally, began to mutate into a second generation of Super Mutants. The mutant slaves soon overthrew their Enclave guards. Seizing their weapons, hardware left behind by the first Mutant Army or anything lying around the ruins that could serve as a weapon, the Super Mutants stormed the upper levels and quickly overran the Enclave troops in the base. Panicked and retreating, the Enclave troopers on the upper levels fled the base and used explosives to seal the entrance, trapping the second generation mutants inside the base.

Still, even though things went poorly at Mariposa, the Enclave had the samples of FEV its scientists needed. Back at the Oil Rig, the Enclave's United States Chemical Corps began work on the serum immediately. They found that it would be possible to make from the FEV an incredibly potent and lethal viral toxin. Dr. Charles Curling was the Enclave scientist who lead this project under the direction of Dick Richardson, the President of the United States. But, in order for the research to progress, the Enclave needed test subjects. They required two test groups: one of uncontaminated, pure strain humans and another composed of the "mutants" that lived all over the mainland of the West Coast, who had suffered from nuclear radiation and airborne FEV exposure for decades. To the Enclave, this exposure made all the peoples of the Wasteland genetically impure, regardless of how similar in appearance they were to pure strain humans. The mutant sample was easily obtained when the Enclave's troops kidnapped the entire population of the town of Arroyo, who were all the descendants of dwellers from Vault 13, to see if they had suffered mutation after they left the Vault.

The pure strain human group proved difficult to obtain. The Enclave would not allow the Chemical Corps to use the Enclave's own people living on the Oil Rig (presumably because they were all too important to the Enclave's various projects). So, they had to look elsewhere. Once again, the mainland provided the needed stock. Thanks to the United States government's pre-Great War Vault Experiment project, the Enclave's scientists were able to determine that the pure strain population of Vault 13 was largely intact. Thus, the Enclave's troops traveled in force to Vault 13 and sent a command to the Vault's computers to open the Vault door. After taking care of some mild resistance from the surprised Vault dwellers, the Enclave's troops rounded up the residents of Vault 13 and shipped them off to the Oil Rig in Vertibirds to take part in the Chemical Corps' FEV experiments.

Before long, the Chemical Corps developed their viral supertoxin. It was found to be 100% lethal to humans who had suffered even mild radiation or airborne FEV exposure. Just as the Enclave was preparing to launch the poison into the North American jet stream to kill the entire population of the mainland, the Chosen One arrived at the Oil Rig on the Poseidon Oil tanker that had sat in the ruins of San Francisco for years. He freed the survivors of both the Vault 13 population as well as his own Arroyo tribals and started a self-destruct sequence on the Oil Rig that destroyed the entirety of the Enclave's headquarters, saving the surviving human population of the various American wastelands from a horrible death at the hands of the modified FEV strain - at least for a time.

The East Coast and FEV

In the Capital Wasteland centered on the ruins of Washington, D.C. on the East Coast of what was the United States, yellow-skinned Super Mutants had also appeared along with a modified version of the chimaeric mutants known as Centaurs. It was eventually learned that a modified version of the FEV virus was to blame for the emergence of these version of the Super Mutants and the Centaurs on the East Coast. In the Capital Wasteland, Vault 87 had been equipped with a large supply of the FEV virus. In 2077, following the fall of the Chinese nuclear bombs on Washington, D.C., the dwellers of Vault 87 had been forcibly infected with a modified version of the FEV virus as a part of the secret Vault Experiment project controlled by the U.S. government and the Vault-Tec corporation. The modified version of the FEV virus used in Vault 87 gave the skin of the Super Mutants it created a yellow tint and made these mutants stronger and larger as they aged while greatly lowering their intelligence. This version of the virus also seemed to create more "healthy" Super Mutants than their Core Region counterparts, who were much more mutilated by the virus-induced mutations as a result of the Master's modifications. However, in the Capital Wasteland highly intelligent Super Mutants developed much less frequently, with only two "civilized" Super Mutants encountered in Fallout 3, including Uncle Leo and Fawkes. Once in Vault 87, the Lone Wanderer can overhear a conversation between two Super Mutants where they discuss collecting stronger men to become stronger Super Mutants, by putting them in "the green stuff". This is thought to be the reason for the Super Mutant Captives strewn across the Capital Wasteland who are captured as opposed to being killed and eaten by their Super Mutant captors, as the Lone Wanderer hears from various NPC conversations and Three Dog's radio broadcasts. Uncle Leo also mentions that Super Mutants periodically abduct humans to create more Super Mutants using their diminsihing supply of FEV located in Vault 87.

The Enclave's President John Henry Eden attempted to convince the Lone Wanderer to use the same modified form of FEV originally developed thirty years earlier by the Enclave on the West Coast to taint the activation of the Purifier. Like its predecessor this strain of the FEV had been created by the Enclave to kill all forms of life with any degree of radioactive or virally-induced mutation. If the Lone Wanderer carries out Eden's plan, then in the Broken Steel add-on you will find that the Wastes are devoid of those that had hoped to find new beginnings with the cleansing of the water of the Potomac River. You will receive purified waters tainted with the modified FEV and can give these to beggars to lose karma and kill them.

FEV Variations

At least four different variations of the post-Great War FEV are known to exist, plus one rumored. The FEV is a major cause of mutations in all of the Fallout games, and usually is an instrument used by a villain to achieve his goals.

Mariposa FEV strain

The original strain of the virus that was developed at the Mariposa Military Base and later gave birth to the Master, Unity and the army of the West Coast Super Mutants. All the Super Mutants presented in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel were created using this strain, including Frank Horrigan, who was further augmented and experimented on by the Enclave's scientists. other notable mutation creatures created by infection with this virus are Centaurs, Floaters, and two ghoul-like mutants: Harold and Talius. The Master desired to use this virus to remake humanity into his own twisted vision of perfection.

Vault 87 FEV strain

This modified strain of FEV was located in Vault 87 in the Capital Wasteland and was also responsible for the creation of a Super Mutant army, this time the forces of the Capital Wasteland's Super Mutants. This strain completely wiped out any signs of pre-mutation gender and, compared to its western counterpart, produces quite different creatures, who grow bigger as they age. This FEV strain is used by the Super Mutants to produce more of them in Vault 87. This FEV strain, like the Mariposa version, gave birth to a group of misshapen mutants known as centaurs.

FEV Curling-13 strain

Main article: FEV Curling-13

The Enclave, while led by President Dick Richardson, developed their own version of the FEV virus. It was an airborne modification that was intended to be spread by Vertibirds into the North American jet stream so that it could infect the entire American mainland. Created by the Enclave scientists led by Dr. Charles Curling, this strain of the virus was designed to kill all the "mutant" inhabitants of the post-nuclear United States.

Eden's FEV strain

Main article: Modified FEV

When the Enclave relocated to the Capital Wasteland after the destruction of its oil rig headquarters off the coast of California in 2242, the survivors of the Oil Rig's destruction probably brought a sample of Richardson's modified Curling-13 strain of the FEV with them. President Richardson's successor as the leader of the Enclave, President John Henry Eden, a sentient artificial intelligence, personally remastered the virus, and altered it so that it was water-soluble instead of airborne. The president planned to use it to continue Richardson's plan to wipe the United States clean of all mutants, this time using Project Purity, an independent effort intended to cleanse the Potomac River of its radioactive contamination and restore clean water to the people of the Capital Wasteland.

Vault-Tec's FEV strain

The following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, a secret Vault-Tec installation known as the Secret Vault was uncovered by the Super Mutant remnants of the Master's army, who were led by a very strong and highly intellegent Super Mutant named Attis. It was revealed that Vault-Tec's scientists had intended to further improve the FEV (which they had acquired while building Vault 87 for the United States government). They wanted to use the virus as both a bio-weapon and as a key to humanity's evolutionary future, which is why they were determined to overcome the virus' primary disadvantage--the sterility it produced in mutants infected by it. They proved unsuccessful in making FEV mutants fertile, however. But the resulting modifed Vault-Tec FEV strain provided mutants infected with new features like even faster cell regeneration. The living bio-weapons created by this modified FEV probably included the unusual species of Radbugs native to Texas, and the horrifying experimental deathclaws. When Attis, who already transformed into a Super Mutant by that time, used the modified strain on himself, he started to regenerate even more rapidly and grow much larger, eventually becoming a giant, rapidly multiplying, multicellular organism, which was destroyed by an explosion.

Sources

Holodisks:

Appearances in games

FEV appears in some form in all Fallout games.


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From the eWrestling Encyclopedia.

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Height 6'03
Weight 234 lbs.
Date of birth July 3rd, 1987
Place of birth San Francisco, California
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Trainer Jeff "Sharp" McGee
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Born Shane Trent, he goes by Virus, a current wrestler for EWA and USW. He has known victories over Icekid, Adam Adams, Marcus Duke, Randy Orton, and Redman along side his ex-partner, Showstopper. The duo went by S.A.V.I.O.R Heroes. He also is one of EWA's best known superstars.

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Extreme Wrestling Alliance

Virus entered EWA to take on the veteran Redman, who was the favorite in the match. Virus would go onto win the match via countout. He then partnered with Showstopper to take on Redman and Icekid, which they won and then joined together as S.A.V.I.O.R Heroes. The duo won their second match as a team over Adam Adams, Marcus Duke, Randy Orton, and Icekid. Virus then got a shot for the Inter-Transversal Title holder Jamez Hardy, which he lost to Scott Buster. He also has had two number one contender spots for the Smash Championship, but lost both times to JGH. Virus was in a feud between him, RWS, and Randy Orton and had a Summer Meltdown match, which Virus won. He also became a special guest referee in a match featuring Showstopper for the belt, which Showstopper won. Showstopper, however betrayed Virus on June 9th episode of Collective Mayhem. Virus then would get a title shot against The Showstopper, which ended in a no conteset, when Scott Buster attacked Showstopper.

Virus then participated in a United World CHampionship tournament, but lost in the first round to HBB. This however gave Virus a spot in a Money In The Bank spot, which involved The DJ, HBB, Ricky Jones, Human Wreckingball, and JGH, but ultimately lost. Virus also won a Fatal 5 Way and the Smash Division Ladder Title Match, which involved Jamez Hardy and JGH. Virus held the title for 73 days, before losing the title to Mister P at Desperate Measures. Virus recaptured the belt the next week. Virus dropped the title to try for the United World Title, but lost.

Virus would signed up for three matches at Last Rites, being only the second person to do such a thing. He won one, lost one, and drawed one, and capturing the Inter-Transversal Championship. He lost the title to Daniel Assassin later on. He would then defeat The Snake for the United States Championship. And with a shocking upset, he defeated Cody Rivers to win the United World Title and the Inter Transversal title, making him EWA's first and only Triple Crown Champion. He would lose the titles on seperate occasions, holding the Inter-Transversal Championship the longest. Virus then took a break from wrestling after being diagnosed with a ruptured spleen and having to have surgery on it to maintain it.

Virus would return to EWA and win the Inter-Transversal championship, only to lose it to Icekid later on. Virus then went on to face PDT 08(P4 and Mr. P) as part of 4KW(Four Kings of Wrestling) that he had formed and won the Tag Titles with Sycho Sam and would become the second Grand Slam champion in EWA history. Virus then went on hiatus. Virus would come back, but went on a major losing streak, but found a break in the Survival Royal, finishing 3rd and got a United World Heavyweight Championship. After losing once more to The Rock, Virus went out with a bang when he retired from wrestling.

Unique Styles Wrestling

Virus entered USW with a win in a six man tag match, but lost another one the next event. He has had a number one contender match against P4 in a ladder match, which he had lost due to interference by Maverick Jones and Kid Radical. In the process, they gave Virus a broken arm and leg. Then, at Nocous Remedy, Virus made a suprise return, only 11 days after his last injury. Virus now is having feud with Nathan Cadge, who ultimately destroyed Virus in a 4 on 1 handicap match. Virus then defeated Nathan Cadge alongside Redman. Cadge and Virus had a match in the next show, with Nathan Cadge defeating Virus brutaly with help from his manager, Allson Rivers. USW closed though due to it having competiton from other wrestling companies.

Total Annihilation Wrestling

Virus entered TAW looking for gold by challenging Chris X and IceKid for the TAW HArdcore Title, but lost. He then went for the Underworld title, but lost yet again. He went for the Fearless Championship and won. The titles were vacated though, and unified into the Middlewweight title, whivh Virus lost to Icekid.

European Wrestling Society

Virus had just signed a deal with EWS, where he fought his first match against Dante, which he won with ease. However, EWS would go bankrupt and was closed.

Extreme Honor Wrestling

Virus opened his own independent circuit, called Extreme Honor Wrestling. Several others, like Bret Hart and P4 joined him in the process. He held the tag titles with Steven Cartagena, best known as IceKid two times.

Death

On November 15th, 2009, Shane Trent was found hanging by a cable wire in his house after missing two independent circuits. It is presumed he commited suicide, but a full on investigation is at hand.

Finishers

Infection-Tornado DDT

Computer Destroyer-360 degrees piledriver

The Cure-720 Moonsault

Deletion-630 Senton

Signature/Normal Moves

Reverse DDT

Reverse Huricanrana

Shooting Star Press

Superkick

Pele Kick

Enziguri

Shining Wizard

Cutter

Moonsault

450 Splash

Signature Quotes

  • " Get Infected "
  • " You've got the Virus!

Accomplishments

  • The first XWF X Division Champion
  • 2x EWA Smash Division Champion
  • First winner of a Summer Meltdown match.
  • 4x EWA Inter-Transversal Champion
  • 1x EWA United States Champion
  • 1x EWA United World Champion
  • 1x EWA Triple Crown Winner
  • 2x EHW Tag Team Champion
  • 1x EHW Pure Champion
  • 1x EHW Tri-State Champion
  • 1x TAW Fearless Champion

Trivia

  • Virus bought his mask from a 99 cent store.
  • Virus is usually mistaken with the Virus from JWA:EWA.
  • The only injury that Virus ever had was the USW ladder match that he participated against P4.
  • Virus has a perfect record in Triple Threat Matches.

Personal Life

Shane had been dating Sara Vance. They had three kids, Jason, Brian, and William. The two now share custody of the children. Shane lives in a San Fransisco 3 story home with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and a 4 car garage.


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Lostpedia

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From Lostpedia

The Sickness is an unknown illness believed to exist on the Island. Its presence was first revealed to the survivors by Danielle Rousseau although her account was somewhat vague and contradictory. Despite these inconsistencies, however, other evidence found on the Island and revealed later in the series seems to support some elements of her story.

To date, none of the survivors has contracted the Sickness.

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Danielle Rousseau

Rousseau explains about her early time on the Island ("Solitary")

Danielle's account to Sayid and, later, Hurley is somewhat confused and contradictory. This is possibly due to the trauma she experienced surrounding the death of her team, the abduction of her daughter, and living alone on the Island for some 16 years.

Danielle's account

According to Danielle, her research team lived for some two months on the Island before locating the radio tower up near the Black Rock. She explained that her team was on their way back when there was some kind of encounter wherein they contracted the Sickness. Danielle declared: "It was them. They were the carriers. The Others." She later claimed, however, that she has never seen anyone else on the Island, only heard their whispers in the jungle.

Her team returned to their shelter on the beach, and it was some time after when "the sickness came." Rousseau described the Sickness striking one after the other -- and she was forced to shoot and kill her entire team as they were already lost. Danielle justified her actions: "What would have happened if we were rescued? I couldn't let that happen." She also noted some kind of confrontation or stand-off occurred with Robert, her lover. He failed to notice the firing pin was missing in his rifle just before she shot him.

Danielle never described the nature or symptoms of the Sickness and her advice to Sayid was only that he should watch the other survivors carefully. ("Solitary")  ("Numbers")

Radio tower transmission

After the death of her team, Danielle recounted that she went back up to the radio tower and changed the transmission. Some sixteen years later, the same transmission was picked up by the survivors of the crash of Oceanic 815. Only partially translated by Shannon, the full recorded message also indicated that Danielle was trapped inside the radio tower and something or someone outside had "killed them all". She also mentions not having a key, adding that Brennan took them. ("Pilot, Part 2")

A "sick" Robert tries to reassure Danielle.

Events in Season 5

November 1988

After the Island "moved", a time-shifting Jin floating in the ocean was rescued by a young pregnant Danielle Rousseau and her science team. On landing on the Island, the team picked up the original transmission from the radio tower and were on their way there when they were attacked by The Monster. In the attack, Nadine was killed and Montand lost an arm when the Monster pulled him down into a dark opening beneath the Temple wall. Moments afterwards, Montand's voice could be heard from below calling out for help, claiming the Monster had released him. The entire research team, excepting Rousseau and Jin, descended into the opening and disappeared. Moments later a time-flash occurred, and Jin moved on. Danielle apparently saw Jin disappear right in front of her. ("This Place Is Death")

Jin stands over the bodies of Brennan and Lacombe, both "carriers" of the sickness

January 1989

At an unspecified point in time, likely somewhere in early 1989, Jin returned to the beach where he found the science team's makeshift camp. On arriving he found the bodies of two members of the team, Lacombe and Brennan, who appeared to have been killed relatively recently. Hearing raised voices, he discovered a confrontation going on nearby between Robert and a hysterical Danielle. She accused Robert of being sick and suggested he had been changed somehow by the Monster and was no longer himself. Robert pleaded for Danielle to calm down and trust him, saying he loved her. When she lowered her gun, however, Robert attempted to shoot her but the gun did not fire. Danielle responded by shooting Robert in the head. Spotting Jin nearby, Danielle turned the gun on him - blaming him for being infected and that he was "the carrier." Nearly getting shot himself, Jin escaped into the jungle moments before another time-flash occurred. Montand's fate is unknown. ("This Place Is Death")

Later in 1989

At some point later in 1989, Ben was ordered by Charles Widmore to kill Danielle. On entering her shelter on the beach in the middle of the night, Ben was surprised to find Danielle with her newborn baby daughter, Alex. Instead of carrying out his original mission, Ben elected to kidnap Alex and let Danielle live. As he was leaving the tent, Danielle accused Ben: "You're the one who infected us, aren't you?" Ben responded by telling her never to come looking looking for Alex if she wanted to live and to run the other way if she ever heard whispers. ("Dead Is Dead")

Interpretation

Sickness characteristics

As implied in "This Place is Death," the Sickness manifests as a severe mental change on the part of the afflicted. From Danielle's perspective, Robert - appearing sane, normal and healthy - suddenly and uncharacteristically attempted to kill her. Rousseau suggests that it was The Monster who changed her team in some way after they disappeared into the opening beneath the Temple. It is not clear if she believes her team members were being controlled, or whether the Monster changed their personality and/or character in some way. If true, this would raise the question as to whether or not the Sickness is truly a disease in the strictest sense - and also whether Robert and the rest of the science team were in complete control of their own actions.

However, lacking reliable information on what happened during the two months between Jin's first and second visit to the research team, a good case could also be made that Danielle is the one who went insane. Robert may have been acting in self-defense, protecting himself from a woman who had already killed the rest of his team. Just before his death he asks Danielle: "Why are you acting this way?" ("This Place Is Death") Upon kidnapping Alex and taking her to the Others' camp, Ben describes Danielle as insane. ("Dead Is Dead") Years later in talking to the mercenaries Ben again refers to Danielle as "an insane woman", possibly implying that Danielle was crazy even before her sixteen years alone on the Island ("The Shape of Things to Come") Later, Sayid also describes the notations on Danielle's maps as the ravings of a disturbed mind. ("Numbers")

In an official podcast the LOST producers describe the Sickness as making people go crazy.

Carriers

Rousseau describes the Others as being "the carriers" of the Sickness, although in "This Place is Death," it is implied that her entire team contracted the Sickness from the Monster after venturing beneath the Temple. Rousseau claimed, however, to have lived on the Island for some two months before the Sickness took hold - suggesting it may have spread, unnoticed, through her group for a time. Rousseau accuses both Jin and, later, Ben as being carriers for the disease. ("This Place Is Death")  ("Dead Is Dead")

Other references to sickness on the Island

There are a number of references to sickness on the Island throughout the series. Most of these references appear to concern a physical illness - with a possible exception being the "cabin fever" experienced by those on board the "Kahana."

Staff doctor applying vaccines ("The Man Behind the Curtain")

The DHARMA Initiative

The Vaccine

Main article: Vaccine

In the 1970s, the DHARMA Initiative took precautions in innoculating new recruits arriving on the Island. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")  ("Namaste")

Years later, the Swan station was seen to contain an ample supply of the vaccine. The Swan was similarly equipped with HAZMAT suits allowing the station occupants to venture outside. When asked why he was wearing one, Kelvin responded: "So I don't get sick." Desmond learned later, however, that Kelvin had been creating an elaborate deception about the precautions required to go outside, and that the protective suit was unnecessary. Desmond's mural also contains the enigmatic phrase: "I am sick." ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")  ("Live Together, Die Alone")

The word quarantine on the Hatch door ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")

Later, a case containing a number of vials of the same vaccine was found on the pallet as part of the resupply drop. ("Three Minutes")

Quarantine warnings

Main article: Quarantine

Both entrances of The Swan station had the word "QUARANTINE" stenciled on the inside. The entrance of The Arrow also had an identical warning stenciled on the inside of the doors. The significance of these warnings is unknown. ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")  ("The Other 48 Days").

Claire suspected that Aaron might have the sickness in "Maternity Leave"

The Others

Several actions taken by the Others appear to suggest the presence of a sickness on the Island.

Claire's abduction

Main article: Pregnancy

After her abduction, Claire was taken to The Staff where she was given a number of injections by Ethan. The injection appeared to be the same DHARMA Initiative administered vaccine, in this case administered directly to Claire's baby in-utero. Later, Claire recalls a partial conversation with Ethan where he suggests that she cannot stay with the Others, as they do not possess enough vaccine for both her and the baby. ("Maternity Leave")

Juliet later describes that Claire was given a serum during the time of her abduction to help her survive the pregnancy. It is unknown if Juliet was telling the truth here or if this was just part of a cover story to win the survivors' trust. ("One of Us")

Blood Samples

The Others have been observed taking blood samples from the survivors. For instance, a blood sample was taken from Michael when he was captured. ("Three Minutes") On another occasion, Jack, Kate, and Sawyer all had band-aids on their arms, suggesting a sample had been taken, when they awoke on the Hydra Island. ("A Tale of Two Cities") The purpose of taking these samples is unknown.

Aaron

Aaron also contracted an illness with a high fever in episode "Maternity Leave". Claire worried that it was the same sickness that Rousseau's team had contracted. Aaron recovered on his own within a couple of days.

Claire's implant

Later in Season 3, Claire developed a mysterious illness and collapsed, bleeding from the nose. Juliet claimed that while Claire was at The Staff, she was given a serum to prevent her from dying during her pregnancy. Juliet further claimed that Claire's immune system had turned on her due to a latent reaction to medication in her bloodstream. It was later revealed in a flashback, however, that the Others had placed an implant within Claire that could be triggered remotely as a ruse, thereby creating a problem for Juliet to solve and use as a means of ingratiating herself with the survivors. Ben explained to Juliet that once the implant was activated Claire would become "symptomatic" in 48 hours. How much of Juliet's original account is true is uncertain. ("One of Us")

"Cabin Fever"

Main article: Temporal displacement

While stationed offshore of the Island, a number of crew members aboard the "Kahana" began to experience what Captain Gault described as a "heightened case of cabin fever." He theorizes that their aberrant behavior had something to do with remaining too long in close proximity of the Island. It is likely this is somehow related to the Island's strange time discrepancy with the outside world.

One instance of the "cabin fever" occurred when Brandon and George Minkowski took the Zodiac to have a look at the Island but were forced to turn back when Brandon started acting erratically. George notes Brandon died later, but does not explain how. ("The Constant"). Regina seemingly exhibits the illness when she is found unknowingly reading a book upside-down. Then later, she commits suicide by jumping overboard with a chain wrapped around her. ("Ji Yeon")

Other examples include Sayid and Desmond hearing an unidentified individual banging on the pipes in another part of the ship, a large bloodstain on the wall of one of the cabins, ("Ji Yeon") and two crew members trying to steal the ship's Zodiac raft. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Captain Gault suggests Keamy, now beginning to act increasingly aggressive and hostile, is also suffering from the effects. ("Cabin Fever")

Personality changes

While related to a disease or the Sickness, there are several other instances on the Island wherein an individual appears to have changed or been changed in some way.

Benjamin Linus

After being shot by Sayid, Richard Alpert took young Ben to the Temple, using mysterious methods there to heal him. Richard implies that the healing process will change Ben forever and he would never again be the same. ("Dead Is Dead")

Claire

When Locke sees Claire with Christian (who is presumably Jacob's nemesis in disguise) in the cabin, she appears relaxed, nonchalant and unconcerned for Aaron. ("Cabin Fever")

John Locke

Upon the emergency landing of Flight 316 on the Island, Jacob's nemesis assumed the form of and has been masquerading since as John Locke. Arguably, from the point of view of the Others and the survivors who knew him previously, "Locke" has changed. On visiting the Others' camp, Richard Alpert comments as much: "You seem different." ("The Variable")

It is worth noting that Locke is one of the first survivors from Flight 815 to encounter the Monster and, on another occasion, was nearly dragged into a dark opening in the ground similar to Montand. ("Walkabout")  ("Exodus, Part 2")

Jigsaw puzzle

One of the Lost jigsaw puzzles contained a book code cipher on its back. Lostpedia translated the code using a copy of The Turn of the Screw, revealing, among other sentences, the statement: "there is no sickness." According to Gregg Nations, however, Kelvin and Radzinsky wrote these messages - and it is their interpretation of the Island's mysteries.

Sicknesses in The Lost Experience

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Medical incongruities

  • Meningococcal meningitis is an infection of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, or meningococcus. Meningitis is the broader term for an infection of the CSF caused by any of a number of bacteria or viruses.
  • True vaccines are technically primary prevention, not given after exposure to a pathogen. Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis is commonly given to humans after exposure (rabies vaccine is given prior).

Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus, or any of a number of other bacterial pathogens. Bacterial meningitis has similar symptoms of onset as Ben described. Viral meningitis, on the other hand, follows a less severe course.

Bacterial meningitis is treated by antibiotics such as penicillins, cephlasporins, and vancomycin in the United States. These medications are usually administered intravenously and cross the blood brain barrier into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Which drug is given depends on the type of bacteria, as well as the substrain of bacteria.

HOWEVER, certain forms of bacterial meningitis can be prevented by a vaccine, but cannot be treated by such a vaccine.

  • Haemophilus influenzae meningitis can be prevented by receiving the Hib Vaccine, especially in early childhood.
  • Neisseria meningitidis or meningococcus is a cause of life-threatening bacterial meningitis and is usually associated with communal living. There is also now a vaccine covering four strains of the meningococci, thus highly decreasing the spread of thatt form of bacterial meningitis. It is often recommended for students living in college dormitories. For the B strain, which is much harder to produce for use in vaccine, there are a few available being MeNZB in New Zealand and MenBVAC in Norway.
  • In the US, this vaccine is marketed with the trade names: Menactra and Menommune, produced by the Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. in Swiftwater, PA (Physicians' Desk Reference, 2007). There is a common misconception with Menommune, which may explain the multiple doses. Menommune has been shown to only provide a passive protection in most cases against meningococci. Some immunologists and physicians believed multiple vaccinations to solve this problem, by amping up the amount of memory based T-cell antibodies to fight off the infection. However, multiple vaccinations has a somewhat opposite effect, causing a further dented but not completely gone passive protection. Menactra is made by the same company that produced menommune, and has been improved with greater coverage. Menactra can be given to pregnant women. Typically in the US, college students receive a vaccination for this type of bacteria, colloquially known as the "meningitis vaccine".
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae also has a vaccine available, typically for those 65 and older in the US as well as brand new babies, but also is showing signs of preventing strep pneumoniae meningitis. It is called Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine or the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Physicians' Desk Reference, 2007).
  • More information on these vaccines for meningococal disease can be found at The Center for Disease Control.

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Sickness/Theories
  • Does the Sickness exist?
  • What happened to Danielle's research team underneath the Temple?
  • Why did Robert attempt to kill Danielle?
  • Is the vaccine related to the Sickness?

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ST Expanded

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Starwars

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A virus is an infectious agent unable to live outside of a host cell. Several viruses have been encountered:


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Traveller

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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

A virus (from the Latin noun virus, meaning toxin or poison) is a microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism. Viruses can replicate themselves only by infecting a host cell. This is a major medical issue until Tech level 10. In computer terminology, the word virus is used in the same sense as the biological equivalent.

Computer Virus

A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user. The original may modify the copies or the copies may modify themselves, as occurs in a metamorphic virus. A virus can only spread from one computer to another when its host is taken to the uninfected computer, for instance by a user sending it over a network, comm link or carrying it on a removable medium such as a disk, crystal, or removable drive. Viruses are sometimes confused with computer worms. A worm, however, can spread itself to other computers without needing to be transferred as part of a host.

A computer virus reproduces by making (possibly modified) copies of itself in the computer's memory, storage, or over a network. This is similar to the way a biological virus works.

Some viruses are programmed to damage the computer by damaging programs, deleting files, or reformatting the hard disk. More serious viruses take control of their host systems to perform some unwanted tasks, these are more properly directed attacks with the virus as the mechanism, as the results would need to be tailor made for the target system (e.g. a particular mark of Planetary Orbit Control Software see Ulane Hoax). Others are not designed to do any damage, but simply replicate themselves and perhaps make their presence known by presenting text, video, or audio messages. Even these benign viruses can create problems for the computer user. They typically take up computer memory used by legitimate programs. As a result, they often cause erratic behavior and can result in system crashes. In addition, many viruses are bug-ridden, and these bugs may lead to system crashes and data loss.

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Other eras

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Yugioh

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From Yu-Gi-Oh!

The Series

Virus cards are cards that involve tributing a DARK Monster with varying attack points to cause some sort of disruption in your opponents hand and deck for three turns after its activation. Virus cards always have a Kanji in their artwork in both the OCG and TCG. An interesting fact is that the two words coming before Virus always have the first letter the same and the letter ascends with each new release (the exception being Planet Pollutant Virus, as it was created for Aliens.) Seto Kaiba uses some of the Virus cards in the anime.

Play Style

These cards are probably best put in a Zombie Deck for their ability to disrupt your opponents monster flow while you get out your more powerful Zombies, or almost any deck that utilizes a large amount of Dark Monsters with a lot of monsters with different attack points. Another good place to put these cards are in a Cyberdarks deck since the Cyberdarks are DARK Attribute meaning they can be tributed, they can change their attacks by changing their equip monster so they can fill the requirements of any of the Viruses, and lastly if you are using One of the Cyberdarks' effects to equip a monster the equipped monster will be destroyed.

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