Marvel's Wendigo thought

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  1. Rattrap Primal

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    Ok, was reading the Bio for ML Wendigo, and alot of Wendigo's curse sounds just like the dreaded Marvel Zombie plague soooo....
    -could a Wendigo be infected by the plague like every other powered character?
    -would the curse and the plague cancel each other out?
    -MOST IMPORTANT: Could it be that the plague is a modified version of the Wendigo curse, somehow weaponized in some other reality? It does explain the similar symptoms (feeding thought the body is dead, imune to what should kill a person, etc)
     
  2. smkspy

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    Since the Wendigo is alive, if he were bitten by a zombie he'd become one too. The use of the Wendigo was Earth X when the Multiple Man became him, and created an army of Wendigos.
     
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    It's not similar at all. I'm not sure what, aside from cannibalism, they share.

    The Wendigo curse is basically this: if you commit the act of cannibalism in certain areas of the Canadian wilderness, you are possessed by a malevolent, cannibal spirit that turns you into a terribly powerful monster with an insatiable urge to eat human flesh.

    Right up until the recent Hulk story, it was never communicable and normally only one Wendigo can be in existence at a time. It was purely mystical and only affected the one who ate human flesh.

    Considering the zombie plague is nonsensical in terms of infectiousness (easily infecting aliens, mystical beings, gods, and characters who are normally utterly disease proof) then sure, it could infect a Wendigo. The only diff then would be that it would rot and could pass the zombie plague on.

    By the way I don't know what you mean by "feeding thought the body is dead". The Wendigo is basically alive. It's a transformed human. It's not undead. It's also "immune to what would kill a person" for the same reason the Hulk is. It's incredibly powerful.

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    It really is nonsensical. The virus is suppose to just infect those with meta or mutant-genes, while normal humans are simply devoured as food. Yet normal human super-heroes like Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Black Widow are infected and not devoured so they can stay in the story. It's probably the least thought out zombie virus in all fiction.
     
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    Good points. In Iron Man's defense, some characters (I know Prof. X and Mr. Fantastic at least) have speculated that Stark may in fact be an "advanced" human (define as meta- or mutated- or superevolved- as you wish) with his gift being his intellect/technological "intuition", so that may be an alibi for him, but still no answer for Hawkeye or Blackwidow.
     
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    Guys, what about the Hulk who was infected by the Wendigo or Wendigos quite sometime back? Is this new theme of "infection" official now? Personally, I don't like the concept.
     
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    I did wonder about that. I mean, he turns into WendiHulk, the beats up people & gets mad and reverts to Hulk? Or something like that?
     
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    uh, wut?
     
  11. Wreckgar

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    Ultimate iron man is an advanced human. Something weird with his skin actually being his brain which is why he's so smart. 616 Stark is actually a regular old guy who just goes through a lot of crap. His extremis enhancement is the only thing that made him an "advanced" human. His intellect is just a gift. He's the Bruce Wayne of Marvel.
     

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