The power to gain powers by hosting diseases/pathogens in one's body. Variation of Symbiosis and Biological Symbiosis. Not to be confused with Gestalt Form.

Also Called

  • Bacteria/Bacterial Symbiosis
  • Germ/Germinal Symbiosis
  • Pathogen/Pathogenic Symbiosis
  • Viral/Virus Symbiosis


The user can gain powers by hosting diseases/pathogens in one's body. The beings can come in a variety of forms (bacteria, germs, viruses, etc.). They can live inside the host and be utilized according to the need. Often, the host will be able to manifest pathogenic abilities like infection, health deterioration, shapeshifting and even a more robust physique, due to the symbiote's influence.

As a living, possibly intelligent being, the disease symbiote will most likely do what it can to ensure the welfare of its host so the relationship can continue successfully. As with other forms of Symbiosis, it can come with a price.




  • The diseases may take over the host's body (Possession).
  • The symbiote's weaknesses may be passed onto the host.
  • The symbiote may require certain conditions/substances (food, water, etc.) to survive.
  • Powerful pathogenic beings may harm or even destroy the host.
  • Extended bond may result in permanent merge between host and symbiote(s).

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