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Pathokinesis (or Plague Carrier) is an ability that allows the human body's own ability to overcome sickness to become hyper-active. With this ability the basic building blocks of resistance to disease and illness become linked to conscious thought. Normally fatal infections and diseases are instead quickly overcome and the body builds up a near instant resistance to further infection. While the most personally useful of this ability, there is another application that seems to be the most strange.
The anti-bodies generated when exposed to various agents can reverse-engineer their immunity and produce the previously defeated disease, allowing it to be transferred to another person or group. The medium of distribution varies depending on the type of infection it's self. One couldn't make an airborne version of a blood-transmuted disease for example. Because of their ability to affect others it seems that they are capable of, on touch, aiding another person's immune system to overcome any strain of infection. It also seems to have somewhat of a localized range of control. Those infected with flu, for example, could take days to feel any effects. However because of the control of this ability the special could instantly accelerate it to it's worst.
However there is documented cases of skilled pathokinetics who could combine and mutate strains of disease within their own body to form a new strain. Combined with a remote capacity to control the pathogens they produce, it's possible they could tailor design a new plague. Hence their nick name as a Plague Carrier. A small side effect is a moderately increased healing capacity within their own body. Allowing them to recover from almost any damage within a time frame between hours and days. It could not continue body function under massive trauma like a true regenerator, but it would mean a gunshot wound wouldn't bleed out over the course of a few minutes (even if the wound doesn't heal for the better part of a day).
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