This is the Death Virus, and I am TOTMG. This was my first experiment. It is also one of the most dangerous so far. The disease caused by this virus has now been named Fulminant Systemic Destruction Syndrome (or just Systemic Destruction Syndrome)
The Death Virus is an infinitely-dangerous pathogen of death. Despite it being called the Death VIRUS, it's actually not just a virus, but a hybrid of virus and bacterium. It is just called a virus for simplicity and because it looks a little like a virus. It's also sentient to some extent. It has a 100% mortality rate (except for TOTVMosasauridae or people who use the Serum of Purification)
This was created in case that a planet's population needed to be killed off without damaging the planet itself.
The Death Virus spreads through all means – by water, air, vector, fluidic contact, etc. It can even survive and THRIVE in OUTER SPACE. The Death Virus is immensely virulent, and kills anything except TOTVMosasauridae and other supernatural organisms. The only reason why supernatural organisms don't show symptoms is because their cells are too strong to be infected by the virus, but like typhoid it can still spread to other organisms. Victims killed by the Death Virus have a 45% chance of reanimating and becoming zombies. The Death Virus is undetectable by any and all white blood cells.
Weaknesses EditThe Death Virus's one and only weakness (other than the SoP, obviously) is extreme heat. Temperatures exceeding 9,000ºC will kill the virus.
The DNA and RNA of the Death Virus is a combination of that of many kinds of pathogens, most of which are considered to be some of the deadliest pathogens in the world.
- Rabies virus (unimmunized victims almost always die)
- HIV (annihilates vital white blood cells)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (destroys neutrophils and is resistant to a lot of antibiotics)
- Ebola virus (makes the victim literally bleed to death)
- Bacteria that cause necrotising fasciitis (eats flesh)
- Naegleria fowleri amoeba (very rare, but survival rate of those infected by it is less than 1%)
- Plasmodium falciparum parasite (causes malaria)
- Yersina pestis (responsible for the Black Death)
- Measles morbillivirus (highly infectious, causes measles)
- Staphylococcus aureus (resistant to multiple drugs)
- Klebsiella pneumoniae (also resistant to multiple drugs)
- Salmonella typhi (causes typhoid fever)
- Zika virus
- Hepatitis C virus (stays in the body for a very long time)
- Marburg marburgvirus (extremely dangerous)
- Solanum virus (100% mortality rate, turns people into zombies)
- MERS virus
- SARS virus (highly contagious, killed hundreds of thousands of people in China)
- Smallpox virus (killed 300 million people in the 20th Century)
- The DNA and RNA of the smallpox virus has been modified so that humans are no longer immune to the smallpox DNA strand.
- Hanta virus
- Flu virus (constant evolution)
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis (causes tuberculosis)
- PrPSc (infectious prion responsible for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that always result in death)
What it does
Once the Death Virus enters its host by any means, it is unstoppable.
Stages of infection
There are 6 stages of infection when the virus infects the body.
(NOTE: This is assuming that the infected host is a primate, primarily a human.)
After entering the body, the Death Virus will by any means disable any possibility of an immune response against the virus. Then, the virus will modify the DNA of all white blood cells so that there is a dormant "evil" strand of DNA within the cell. This strand will later be activated to force the white blood cells to attack and kill everything in their path, but at the moment the strand is inactive, and the white blood cells behave normally. It is impossible for any medical instruments to differentiate between an actually-healthy cell and a cell that has the "evil" DNA strand inside. The virus will also replicate by its own and spread throughout the body, and therefore the virus can already infect other people at Stage 1.
Then, the virus will hide in the brain as soon as possible while replicating itself next to the brain cells. The virus clones will also inject dormant strands of their DNA into the cells there. Some of the virus clones will also stick to the lungs and self-replicate there, allowing the virus to infect others via air.
3-5 days later, the virus will activate the infectious DNA strands in the body cells, and armies of viruses will rapidly accumulate inside the infected cells and burst out to infect other cells like typical viruses do. Then, the virus will activate the "evil" DNA strands in the white blood cells, forcing the white blood cells to go on a rampage and attack each other and the body's healthy cells. At the same time, the virus will start mass-producing anticoagulants that further inhibit coagulability. Body tissue in many parts of the body will be damaged severely. The virus The virus will also force the cells in the brain and lymph nodes to replicate constantly and fulminantly like cancer cells, creating rapidly-growing malignant tumors in the lymph nodes and the brain. It will also cause rapidly-developing pulmonary edema (accumulation of fluid in the lungs). There is a 35% chance of the victim dying in this stage.
The virus will then wreak havoc in the heart and intestines, as well as rupturing arteries in the body. It will also damage the brain and nervous system, causing paralysis of the limbs, insufferable pain all over the body, and rapid destruction of the brain. Also, the virus will cause ruptures in the walls of the coronary artery and the aorta whilst releasing large amounts of plaque near the rupture sites, causing atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Blood pressure rises to 240/180 mmHg, which is outrageous. There is a 51% chance of the victim dying in this stage.
The terminal stage. The virus messes up the heart further, and releases fibrillatory electrical charges that puts the heart into ventricular fibrillation. Then, the virus moves to the medulla oblongata of the brain stem and releases hydrofluoric acid inside, completely and utterly destroying it. Asystole occurs. All bodily functions cease. Death occurs within a few minutes.
Stage 6 (has a 45% chance of occurring)
The dead victim reanimates and becomes a zombie. The frontal lobe is melted away. The victim is under the virus’s complete control.
Symptoms shown per stage
Occasional slight headache.
Stage 3 (35% chance of death)
Extreme sweating, hemoptysis (coughing blood), hematemesis (vomiting blood), measles rash, blood in feces and urine, severe systemic bleeding, hypocoagulability, buboes, autoimmune attack on the body, difficulty breathing, necrosis, meningoencephalitis, convulsions, over-the-top hyperpyrexia (42-45 degrees Celsius body temperature), pulmonary edema, brain and lymph cancer, rapid destruction of bodily tissue, insufferable migraines, violent seizures, severe delirium, whole-body ataxia, severe dementia, severe nausea, insanity, hallucinations, memory loss, rapid decrease of white blood cell count, sepsis.
Stage 4 (51% chance of death)
Same symptoms as Stage 3 + Coronary artery disease, heart attack, septic shock, extremely rapid pulse (ranging from 200 to 250 bpm), extreme pain all over the body, paralysis.
Stage 5 (100% chance of death)
Coma, disintegration of the medulla, ventricular fibrillation, asystole (which is the stopping of the heart), and finally death.
Stage 6 (80% chance of occurring after death of the host)
There is no cure (except the Serum of Purification, but only very powerful organisms have the strength, speed, and agility to get it) or vaccine. Antibiotics are also ineffective, as the Death Virus is both a virus and a bacterium, and the cell membrane of the Death Virus is almost indestructible. Some treatment can be done to make the victim live a little longer, but without the serum, all cases end in death. </p>
What happens in a TOTVMosasaurus when a Death Virus enters its body
Same as the Stage 1 of an infected human.
Same as the Stage 2 of an infected human, except that the virus's attempts to hijack the cells will fail.
A month later, the Death Virus realises that the TOTVMosasaurus cells cannot be infected, and so the virus and all its clones will move into the urinary tract of the TOTVMosasaurus and escape during urination to find a more suitable host.
When a non-biological organism is infected
The death virus searches for white blood cells, finding none.
When the virus is "satisfied", it attempts to find a brain, and DNA, but its search is fruitless.
The virus replicates with any stray bacterial cells found inside the non-biological host. It finds nothing to destroy, utterly confused.
The virus, finding all bacteria, assumes the host is nonexistent, and exits. The bacteria are all gone.
Months later, the virus returns, compatible with the circuitry. It begins to attach, fusing with the cybernetic organism. This assumes that the virus can enter again. Normally, the cybernetic organism would have been able to generate incompatible nanobots that would repel them. But that doesn't usually happen.
If the virus successfully fused with the organism (45% chance of happening), it will either get shocked or slowly feed off of the metal, fissioning it into different atoms, allowing it to divide, assuming the robot is powerful enough. The virus then rebuilds and reanimates the cybernetic organism.
- It is currently kept inside a special container in an overwhelmingly-guarded underground top-secret lab.
- All Experiments after it are immune to it.