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The Hate Plague is a fictional disease within the Transformers universe, featured primarily in the third season of the animated television series The Transformers and the comic books produced by Marvel. Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. ... A disease or medical condition is an abnormality of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, distress, or death to the person afflicted or those in contact with the person. ... Various Transformers toys. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of drawings or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... This page is about the original Transformers animated series. ... Various Transformers toys Transformers is the name of a line of toys produced by Hasbro from 1984 onwards, and also of a number of spin-offs based on the toys including a Marvel Comics series, an animated television series that began airing on 1984 (Transformers series) and a feature-length... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ...


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A Hate Plague-infected Rat
A Hate Plague-infected Rat

The Plague occurred sometime during or after the year 2006 and resulted in such significant events as the return of Optimus Prime, a temporary truce with Galvatron and the Decepticons, and the long-standing temporary depletion of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Image File history File links Screen capture from Transformers series. ... Image File history File links Screen capture from Transformers series. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is for the original 1984 Transformers character, Optimus Prime. ... Galvatron is the name of several fictional and often visually cognate characters from the various Transformers Universes, most often the recreated version of that universes Megatron. ... The Decepticons (also known as Destrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... The Autobot Matrix of Leadership (or Creation Matrix) in the fictional Transformers universes, is a talisman of legend, passed down from Autobot leader to Autobot leader. ...


The Hate Plague is a seemingly non-sentient contagion that breeds dormant contempt, violence and hatred in any living entity it comes in contact with, including mechanical and organic life. An infected individual can be easily identified by a dark red glow emanating from their being. Aforementioned, physical contact is required to contract it, except in unusual situations where the atmospheric density of the spores results in a critical concentration of them. In and of itself, it does not appear to be fatal. Although, the resulting behavior increases the possibility of a violent death. Upon further study, it was found that the spores are immune to all known forms of heat, radiation, and even gravity or lack-there-of. However certain composite metals (perhaps similar to Electrum) can contain and/or shield individuals from the spores. It was known to be released at least once before in the distant (pre-Cybertronian Civil War) past, and a Transformer scientist was somehow able to contain the spores and release them onto the surface of a distant star. This ultimately proved futile. Electrum coin of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus. ...


The spores were accidentally discovered by Dr. Jessica Morgan and her partner, Gregory Swafford, while testing a heat and radiation-resistant alloy on their ship by taking it close to the surface of a star then going nova (interestingly enough, this is also the same expedition that recovered Optimus Prime's stasis-locked body). The spores swarmed, covering the hull, though it was observed that they could not penetrate. They then lay dormant, allowing Dr. Morgan to collect enough samples of them, until introduced to the presence of a living being - an Earth rat - in an aerosol form. It is at this time that the Decepticons attacked the laboratory to acquire the radiation-resistant alloy under development, and Dr. Morgan was injured during the attack, losing the function of her legs. The Autobots fitted her with an exoskeleton concept that allowed her to walk again, though (either through human prejudice, fatherly guilt, slight contact with the spores, or a combination of all these factors) her father was furious with them. This page is for the original 1984 Transformers character, Optimus Prime. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... Aerosol pollution over Northern India and Bangladesh - Photo: NASA Particulates, alternatively referred to as particulate matter (PM), aerosols or fine particles, are tiny particles of solid (a smoke) or liquid (an aerosol) suspended in a gas. ...


After attempting to revive Optimus Prime on their own for reasons--in particular, turning him against the Autobots to destroy them--and subsequently failing, Dr. Morgan (Jessica's father) and Gregory devised a devious trap for the Transformers; they placed Prime's shell in a sealed room where Autobots could easily attempt to retrieve him. Once they entered, Morgan released the spores in aerosol form. The contagion spread from there across most of the planet. Eventually, members of the Earth Defense Force (EDF) and other Transformers capable of off-world flight inadvertently spread the spores to other worlds; a galactic epidemic was in progress.

Rodimus Prime, infected with the Hate Plague
Rodimus Prime, infected with the Hate Plague

Sky Lynx, one of the very few Transformers able to escape infection (other than only Metroplex, Blurr, Kup, Wheelie, Blaster, Steeljaw and Bumblebee, albeit all of them save for Metroplex were eventually infected), was given direct orders from Rodimus Prime to find a Quintesson who may be able to truly revive Optimus Prime (as they had done before, seen in the episode Dark Awakening) again. After finding a Quintesson, Prime was successfully revived and a plan was soon devised to recover the Matrix of Leadership from the now-infected Rodimus. Image File history File linksMetadata Rodimus_toon3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rodimus_toon3. ... Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ... Metroplex is the name of several character in the various Transformers series. ... Blurr is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Kup is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. ... Wheelie is the name of a character in the Transformers toy line and fictional storyline. ... Blaster (Broadcast in Japan, Tempo in France, Radiorobot in Italy) is the communications center of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro. ... Bumblebee is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) “Prosecutor” Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ...

A revived Optimus Prime, adorned with the protective Alloy, engages Rodimus Prime
A revived Optimus Prime, adorned with the protective Alloy, engages Rodimus Prime

In order to make contact with Rodimus, Optimus coated himself with the alloy created by Dr. Morgan that he acquired on the planet Chaar with the surprising assistance of Galvatron. Once in possession of the Matrix, Optimus Prime proceeded to commune with the Oracle to try to find out as much as he could about the Plague; after finding that a construct of the Matrix of Leadership had knowledge of it, and learning that only the raw power of wisdom could negate the spores existence, Optimus reawakened and released the essence of the The Matrix, the collected knowledge and wisdom within it proving enough to seemingly eradicate the plague and cure all those infected. However, as a result of this extensive cure-all, the Matrix of Leadership was rendered unusable until it could theoretically be refilled with the power of wisdom yet again. Screen capture. ... Screen capture. ... Chaar (in Japan, Jarr) is a fictional planet in the Transformers series. ...


Beast Wars

The infection Megatron used on the Maximals eons later (as seen in Beast Machines) could either be a different strain of the Hate Plague, or a completely new contagion designed to accurately mimic the historical accounts of the original's symptoms. As is his style, Megatron imbedded this new contagion within his Spark-harboring Vehicon Generals as not only the ultimate fail-safe against natural free will, but also as a valued counter-point to its continuous chaotic existence. The newly-resurrected Silverbolt (previously the Aero-drone General Jetstorm) realized he was a carrier soon after the entire group became infected. In the end, the Maximals' new techno-organic vessels (as well as their sharpened minds) proved too advanced for this particular strain, whatever its origins, and soon overcame its affects, wiping it out completely.
Megatron (sometimes referred to as Megatron II by fans, although the designation is not particularly accurate) is a fictional character from the Beast Wars animated series and toyline, part of the Transformers multiverse. ... Maximals are a group in the Transformers series Beast Wars. ... The logo of Beast Machines. ... Vehicons are one of the many sub-groups of Transformers, appearing only in the animated cartoon series Beast Machines. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Jetstorm is the name of five characters in the Transformers Universes. ...


Notes

The only characters in the episode Return of Optimus Prime who definitely never get infected by the Hate Plague are Optimus Prime himself, Metroplex, and the Quintesson that Sky Lynx brought to Earth. Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ...


The disease Rage which was featured in the movie 28 Days Later bore similarities to the Hate Plague, as the symptoms of both diseases were almost the same. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...


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Science Fair Projects - Hate Plague (849 words)
In the fictional universe of the Transformers, the Hate Plague, also referred to as a madness plague by Rodimus Prime, occurred sometime during or after the year 2006 and resulted in the Return of Optimus Prime, a truce with Galvatron and the Decepticons, and the temporary depletion of the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
The Hate Plague is a seemingly non-sentient life form that breeds contempt, violence and hatred in any living creature it comes in contact with, including mechanical and organic life.
It is rumoured that this plague was at least partly responsible for inspiring a similar Hate Plague in the movie "28 Days Later".
Press Release of Representative Jerrold Nadler (942 words)
Hate crimes legislation was not only passed by the Senate in 2001 as part of the Department of Defense Authorization bill, but was approved by the House pursuant to a motion to instruct on a 232-192 vote.
Current law limits federal jurisdiction over hate crimes to incidents that occur during the exercise of federally protected activities, such as voting, and does not permit federal involvement in a range of cases involving crimes motivated by bias against the victim's sexual orientation, gender or disability.
Hate crimes are especially destructive because their perpetrators seek not only to harm the immediate victim, but to threaten an entire community.
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