The Plague Doctor engineered the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as explained in our article about the Zombie Flu. The Plague Doctor Cult stole an experimental treatment for the Zombie Virus at the world renowned ZombieCorp, Inc. He then altered it to create the Zombie Flu which he in turn grafted on to the COVID-19 virus he pilfered from a lab in Wuhan, China. The Doctor Of Death had grand plans for an out of control global pandemic to launch his own personal apocalypse of health terror. Fortunately, for us it pretty much turned out to be a dud due to his overestimation of the virus, social distancing, and everyone staying at home. There was also unprecedented mass sanitation efforts set forth by various governments.
Pandemic Contamination Stations And Superspreaders
This despite the Plague Doctors Cultist sickos setting up so called “Contamination Stations” all over the world in places still open to the public. Asymptomatic carriers would cough, spit and sneeze all over the place and on anyone in sight before running off! These sick puppies also contaminate public toilet bowls so unsuspecting people get infected with Covid-19 or other vexing viruses via Toilet Plumes! They’d even go to the trouble of getting jobs in take-out restaurants and other venues in their sad attempt to spread disease. Clearly, food isn’t a strong enough vector so that didn’t fly. We also have sneaky Superspreaders seriously souped up with Covid-19 after recruitment or long term sleeper placement. There’s appears to be nothing sinister about them as they spread the virus to dozens or even hundreds of people! They simply work in a profession that requires them to talk or sing loudly to crowds. Or someone who manages a lot of employees and would need to speak with them all during a set period of time.
Pandemic Plague Parties
The ultimate efforts were put into “Plague Parties” at the Plague Doctor’s various swanky mansions. They are set up to lure in those in awe of the wealthy lifestyle that they can never attain. Often these parties also act as Plague Doctor Cult recruitment opportunities. Those infected with the Coronavirus and Zombie Flu would do their best to perpetuate the plague. These parties continue but they aren’t having the desired effect amid paranormal professionals crashing them and sending the diseased rats scattering!
The Plague Doctors Embarrassing Failure
The Plague Doctor has tried to spread far more serious viral and bacterial diseases but the hardcore contagions are simply too difficult to spread to a large number of the populace. Even with his microbial enhancements he can never get the epidemic or pandemic of his dreams. There’s always top secret members of the government and those of us in the private paranormal community out to stop him! There’s also some level of intervention from the higher dimensional powers that be within the acceptable parameters of The Supernatural Secrecy Pact. We know that Mother Earth Goddess Gaia continues to create new plants that combat every new disease the Doctor comes up with. This is why scientists continue to discover new life despite their long term modern research. Not to mention that the enchanted energy of Mother Nature’s biosphere makes it difficult for unnatural manipulations of nature to take hold! The Goddess also halts the full force of the Plague Doctor’s dark Gods known as Pestilence and Death. They are apart of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse dying to bring Earth to its knees!
The Plutocratic Elites Are Intrigued By The Quarantine
Despite the embarrassment of this Pandemic being rather weak, the Plague Doctor and his cult of Oath Breakers continue their wayward work of disseminating disease. Insider sources say he’s desperately trying to save face among those who follow him. His usual calm demeanor gives way to fits of anger induced by his personal inadequacies and embarrassment. He had been tight with The Illuminati New World Order royal plutocratic elites. However, when some of them got the Coronavirus, and even the Zombie Flu, they cut ties with him in anger. The Plague Doctor’s eagerness to stew up an apocalypse caused him to get reckless and not precision target his efforts. He made amends with the royal elites by quickly curing them via his Virokinesis Disease Manipulation Powers. He also pointed out that Stay At Home orders and shutting down businesses, along with other quarantine tactics, was a great test run for full martial law control of the populace someday. They agreed with glee as they used the entire planet to experiment with how far they could push people before they demanded their freedoms back. This pressure test will serve them well in the future so they don’t release their Terminator robots too soon! Thankfully, those robots are still in the experimental stages and in low quantity thus far!
Have You Spotted Plague Doctor Cult Contamination Specialists?
If you spot suspicious individuals loitering without masks and gloves anywhere then please observe their behavior carefully from afar. If you see them blatantly coughing, spitting , or sneezing then they could be members of the Plague Doctor Cult. Especially if they blow sneezing powder about to get others to sneeze forth contaminated bodily fluids. Corona Coughers are responsible for grocers having to throw away thousands in perishable products. Please immediately contact the US Paranormal Defense Agency, Mystic Investigations, The Plague Doctor Pacifiers, your local Practitioner Of Magic, or other paranormal professionals for help! Do not apprehend these filthy fiends on your own. They are deeply demented and dangerous individuals! If you’ve been contaminated with the Coronavirus then seek medical attention. If you think you have the Zombie Flu then find the nearest Supernatural Sanitation Station. We have one here at Mystic Investigation headquarters. Stay Safe!😷
UPDATE: Plague Doctor operatives have been spotted among the chaotic crowds of civil unrest resulting from the Death Of George Floyd by police knee. The various protests and riots have ironically breathed new life into their pandemic efforts. They will target the maskless first but utilize any and all tactics to infect others with various viruses and bacteria. Syringe injections and skin absorbing compounds. Stay alert as you mill about the crowds and realize sudden waves of distracting violence are when the Plague Doctors Cultists pounce!
Interestingly enough, the PD Cultists are having to navigate among other supernatural factions taking advantage of the situation. Various cults revolving around paranormal beings like the Mardi Gras Joke Cult. Even vampires looking for blood filled victims! All vying for a piece of the people pie!
The Zombie Influenza is a new supernatural sickness that came into existence in early 2020. It is the product of top secret efforts to cure the infamous Zombie Virus that causes people to become members of the Walking Dead! The Zombie Flu’s origins began at the California based ZombieCorp, Inc. The worlds most premier paranormal corporation dedicated to the containment and eradication of Zombies. Their global campaign against the living dead included essential medical research. Research that resulted in limited success in the treatment of those stricken with the early stages of some Zombie Virus strains. One recent treatment involved marrying various Influenza strains with the Zombie Virus along with other unique factors. The hope was to give someone the Flu and then have the individual develop some level of immunity to becoming a Zombie should they be exposed to contaminants in a future Zombie Apocalypse. 🧟♂️
A Treatment For The Zombie Virus Thwarted By The Plague Doctor!
The treatment showed promise but was not ready for secret release into the general populace as rigorous testing and refinement were needed. Obviously all threat of actually causing a Zombie Pandemic had to be eliminated. Unfortunately, vials of the experimental virus were stolen by a Plague Doctor operative implanted at ZombieCorp. The Doctor Of Death is notorious for his paranormal pandemic dreams. He, his second in command Typhoid Mary, and his cultist cohorts tinkered with it. They then grafted it onto the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Plague Doctor had stolen from a bio-warfare lab in Wuhan, China. He released his creation there with the Zombie Flu as a diabolical intertwined paranormal parasite virus with the Coronavirus acting as the cloaking carrier. Fortunately, his efforts flopped as only a small percentage of the populace has shown symptoms of the Zombie Flu. There’s also the failure of the relatively lackluster Coronavirus when compared to horrifying diseases like Ebola or Hantavirus. This pandemic was also quelled by serious sanitation, masks, Stay At Home Orders and Social Distancing. 🤒 😷
Free Range Zombie Flu And Coronavirus
That being said, those with this supernatural Flu now have the ability to spread it free of the Coronavirus carrier. This means it has the potential to mutate and flare up in the future! It’s possible we might have Zombie Flu Seasons in coming decades. The silver lining is that the Coronavirus has been breaking free of the Zombie Flu thus spreading on its own as well. Naturally all this will be covered up and explained away by the US Paranormal Defense Agency and their counterparts in other governments. As always they look to prevent public panic that would take place if the world of the supernatural was revealed to the general populace. They also want to keep paranormal beings in the dark so there isn’t a chance sympathetic humans could aid in them being empowered to seize power! 🧟🦠
Zombie Flu Symptoms
The good news is that you you can’t get both the Coronavirus and the Zombie Flu. One will stay dormant while the other become symptomatic in a victim. The main transmission method is airborne droplets from coughing and sneezing. The Plague Doctors intent was to make the Zombie Virus have better contagious properties rather than requiring a bite from an actual member of the Walking Dead. Symptoms of the Zombie Influenza are a mix of the Coronavirus and common Flu with a few unique elements. These can include fevers, coughing, runny nose, body aches, fatigue and sudden death in senior citizens and those with ongoing medical conditions. Additional symptoms include a brain fog that makes one deeply zone out if not interacting with other people. As the Zombie Flu progresses it gets more difficult to snap them out of it. It’s almost as if they’re in a hypnotic trance. 🤮🦠
Humans With A Zombie Like Mind
Within their mindless state they begin to seriously crave meat. Their brain fog blankets an instinctual primal hunt for consumable animal flesh. They seek it out without regard for their own safety while in the single minded state. For instance they might stagger into busy traffic to get to a restaurant as they smell the beef cooking! Once inside they won’t order but rather make their way behind the counter and take what they want. The victim then ravenously devours the meat. Hopefully, at any point during this process someone is able to distract them with loud noises or physically shake them out of it. Generally, they don’t get violent as their humanity is still intact. That is unless they already have natural violent tendencies and anger issues. Eventually the infected will want only raw meat which can pose health dangers of its own. Thankfully, this carnivorous behavior doesn’t advance to zombie cannibal level or need to eat live animals! The brain fog can also cause one to lose control while driving or operating hazardous mechanical equipment.🧟
The ZombieCorp Is Trying To Rectify This Pandemic
Death rates from the Zombie Influenza are moderate and recovery is possible in the same way one can recover from regular influenza. Plenty of bed rest and nutritional immune support can do wonders! Colloidal Silver has also shown promising results.There are even paranormal pharmaceuticals and supernatural vaccines in the works according to ZombieCorp spokespersons. These vaccines will be difficult to distribute to the general populace by usual medical channels due to their paranormal nature. There is remorse from key officials down at the ZombieCorp. This includes President & CEO Lee Sampson who feels personally responsible for this and wants to make amends. He felt he let people down by not having enough security to stop Plague Doctor spies from infiltrating his facility! Everyone in the paranormal community is with them and knows it was 100% the Plague Doctors fault! Mystic Investigations fully supports ZombieCorp and all front line paranormal pandemic workers! 😷💉
The Creation Of Real Zombies!
The real bad news about the Zombie Flu Virus occurs if the infected happen to die of it. It is only then that they will resurrect as a full fledged Zombie! As previously mentioned this virus is acquired by an extremely small percentage of the populace. There is no reason to panic as it hasn’t even been enough to raise The Zombie Apocalypse Status past Condition Green. Most exposed will get the Coronavirus or nothing at all. The Zombie Flu appears to affect those with weakened immune systems and others with as of yet undefined targeted genetic factors. The good news is that the Walking Dead Flu rejects children even when their immune systems are compromised by other illnesses! If you suspect someone has the Zombie Flu then contact your nearest supernatural investigations or crime fighting organization, metaphysical medical master, practitioner of magic, or as a last resort, the US Paranormal Defense Agency. US PDA has a history of making people disappear! 🧟♀️
The Black Death, also known as The Plague or Bubonic Plague, was the most deadly pandemic in human history! The devastation of the disease peaked in mid 14th century Europe and took the lives of up to 200 million people. Some say the Black Plague was one of the first biological warfare experiments gone horribly wrong! There are also rumors of supernatural origins. During these deeply diseased Medieval times, there were special individuals known as Plague Doctors. They were tasked with treating deadly plague-ridden patients and were mainly second-rate doctors. In essence, they were signing up for a death sentence since most of them died while in service to the community. They wore the distinctive bird beak masks you see in the photos on this page. These masks were meant to protect them from putrid air which was mistakenly seen as the cause of most diseases. They would often place aromatic items within the beak to supposedly filter out contaminants in the air.
The Blasphemous Birth Of The Plague Doctor Of Diseased Doom!
Most of these plague doctors, throughout the various plagues of the many centuries preceding the 19th, died from the deadly contagions in service to society under the direction of their locality. A rare few lived long enough to die from some other medical condition such as injury or old age. However, one Doctor never died! His name was Dr. Darius Maximilian. Dr. Darius Death, as he later became known, was born on Friday, April 13th, 1313 in Rome, Italy. He was a Doctor who often took delight in butcher like amputations which were usually unnecessary. He also relished in performing insane medical experiments on unsuspecting patients he lulled into submission via his handsome exterior and charismatic persona!
A Serial Killer With A Love For Epic Epidemics
Later in life, he became enamored with the exponentially destructive power of contagious diseases. Not surprisingly he was a serial killer who reveled in the sheer spectacle of horrific types of death. Rather than help treat patients he actually spread the sinister sickness whenever possible. We’re not saying he was solely responsible for making the Plague pandemic the worst in history. Especially considering he was only human at the time as far as we can tell. However, he sure helped it along wherever he would travel. Unlike the other Plague Doctors who stayed within their local area, he traveled about Europe. Somehow he never caught the deadly diseases he was exposed to. More than likely he was born with an impressive immune system! There was a point where he didn’t care about getting paid with money from various cities. His payment was the human suffering he witnessed with wayward glee! It energized him and made him excited to get up every morning.
The Rise To Paranormal Power
Slowly but surely he began subsisting off the pure dark metaphysical energy of human fear, misery, and death that run rampant throughout Europe. Day by day he inadvertently began eating less food as the evil energy sustained him. He soon realized that he was acquiring paranormal power by soaking up the very energized essence of tragedy. His aging process miraculously began stabilizing throughout this macabre mechanism. The demented Doctor Of Death realized the fountain of youth and immortality were his for the taking thanks to the despicable gift of death forced upon another against their will. Really though it’s thought that purely by accident he tapped into a subconscious mental process similar to that found in a Ghoul. Although, there was no cannibalistic urge to consume dead human flesh. There was a point where he ceased being human and became a self-made supernatural entity known as the nefarious Plague Doctor. A Dark Immortal with enough negative spiritual energy surging through him to alter his biology so he absorbed all manner of disease thereby becoming an Asymptomatic Carrier without suffering from symptoms. A dream come true for this sadistic bastard!
The Plague Doctors Lords: Pestilence And Death
There is anecdotal evidence that his journey may not have been entirely self-created. We have the suggestion that the aromatic items he placed in his beak mask might have been of magical origin. A gift from a dark practitioner of magic who saw promise in him. It’s said the macabre mask may provide some level of protection if he’s ever weakened. We do know at some time he began worshiping Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. A witness lived to tell the tale of how he sacrificed healthy people on an altar by infecting them with deadly biological toxins as he prayed for Pestilence to arrive on Earth. Naturally, the evil exploits perpetrated by the Plague Doctor yielded great admiration from the deadliest of The Four Horsemen. Death himself! To this day he continues to bow before the altars of both Death and Pestilence. This grants him further power and paranormal protections! In turn, his undying loyalty, and human sacrifices grant them the power of more souls making them stronger for upcoming apocalypses! And of course, the final supernatural showdown known as Armageddon!
The Perplexing Powers Of The Plague Doctor
The Plague Doctors’ powers include his Dark Immortal status intertwined with a unique sinister soul that is neither human nor demon. It is something else? Dark Immortality is a conditional lack of aging that requires a continuous influx of dark metaphysical energy by various despicable means. This enchanted energy also affords him superhuman strength, speed, agility, and enhanced senses at varying degrees dependent on said energy levels. Generally, he’s at his height of power after the ritual sacrifices to his precious Pestilence and Death! It’s said during these times his eyes may glow a toxic brown color. The staff he almost always carries with him may be a mobile Altar to his dark deities. It’s the original staff he had from the dark ages with a winged hourglass on the end meaning that time is fleeting when the Plague Doctor is afoot! Back before he had powers it merely was used to beat off plague-ridden mobs. Now it’s a metaphysical power conduit that may possibly grant him extra powers when he’s weakened. It could also act as an energy channeling mechanism when dealing with an armada of adversaries.
Dangerous Disease Manipulation Abilities
The Plague Doctor can absorb any disease on Earth within his body, and allow it to lie dormant until he picks, and chooses it to surface at will. Dr. Death can then transmit it to anyone he has close contact with. Despite rumors it is doubtful he could heal anyone as that is the opposite power of dark energy. Any healing abilities would involve invoking his unholy Gods. As the ultimate asymptomatic carrier of disease from medieval times until now, he could very well be Patient Zero of any given epidemic or pandemic apocalypse! He also learned how to exponentially accelerate, combine, and manipulate disease within his body, and in his diabolical experimentation labs. This courtesy of acquiring Virokinetic powers. The telekinetic power of disease manipulation. All humans have every psychokinetic power lying dormant in our Junk DNA courtesy of our God-like higher dimensional souls. It makes sense he was able to activate this particular power even if he wasn’t born with it. Virokinesis comes in handy when you want to quickly sacrifice someone with a normally slow-acting disease. The Plague Doctor has been known to sacrifice victims on his alarming Altar via violent Flu symptoms hyper-accelerated, and left untreated!
Attempted Mastery Of Evil Energy Manipulation
Doctor Death has developed some level of Ergokinesis or energy manipulation powers. He has a limited ability to direct his dark spiritual energies into people’s bodies thereby further fostering disease and causing general physical deterioration. It’s thought that he can absorb such powers but usually only does so once the patient has just died. The reason for this is the fact that taking away such negative energies could cause them to heal! However, he has been known to steal away dark energy from demonic entities such as Demi-Demons, Vampires, and even Warlocks! Rumors indicate he’s been practicing directly looping the dark energy of enemies who pose an immediate physical threat to him. This would be a last-ditch effort since it drains his power reserves thereby exposing him to potential rapid aging that could lead to an immediate painful death! Here we have a potential weakness if someone such as a powerful Psychic Vampire could drain his evil energy entirely!
A Chance Meeting With Slenderman And The Manipulation Of Mental Health
After a run-in with the sinister Slender Man, it’s said that The Plague Doctor acquired the psychosomatic Slender Sickness. The Doctor was briefly affected but became one of the few on Earth to fight it off, and become immune! He then began looking into mind over matter as an illness mechanism. In essence, manipulating a victim’s mind to actually manufacture a real biological disease in their bodies! If nothing else to create hypochondria, and mental illness in a weak-willed human for his own enjoyment. Some say he’s responsible for the recent surge In OCD cases! His good looks, and charming demeanor along with learning hypnosis have aided in this ever-growing skill set. He’s also dabbled in the Placebo Effect and the Nocebo Effect to play cat and mouse mind games with innocent people. Utilizing fake medications and other substances to manifest symptoms and temporary cures in people. The joy of watching a roller coaster ride of false hope and demented despair!
Who Are The Oath Breakers?
Although a loner at heart, the Plague Doctor realized there was only so much pain, and death he could deliver alone. He began enlisting the help of evil humans who showed great promise. He called them his Oath Breakers. Those who defy the Hippocratic Oath of healing. These Oath Breakers can be doctors, nurses, scientists, government officials, pharmacists, pharmaceutical executives, and anyone else in a medical related career who wants to gain power through the spread of disease, death, and destruction. These pathetic individuals can also be involved in the food service, and agricultural industries as well. It’s said that various E. Coli outbreaks across the world are caused by these sick puppies!
The Allure Of The Plague Doctor To The Power Hungry & The Weak Minded
The Plague Doctor lures mentally vulnerable people to serve within his dark deceptive web with promises of riches, social status, sexual fantasies and even immortal powers. Ultimately many of them end up dead after their usefulness has come to a close. As far as we know the Plague Doctor cannot grant someone else powers. However, his promise of riches is easily kept most of the time through theft! His loyal group of sycophants will provide sexual favors upon his command. The Oath Breakers are under the general Plague Doctor Cult made up of supernatural beings, and humans of varying importance. They all come together under the blasphemous banner of worshiping at the feet of their unholy Lord and savior The Plague Doctor. Although some have no idea they are apart of his diabolical organization, and act as useful idiots who are quickly disposed of when the Doctor and his crazy cohorts are done with them! Learn More About The Doctors Sick Cult…
The Female Plague Doctor Typhoid Mary
The infamous Typhoid Mary, aka Mary Mallon, is The Plague Doctors Chief Lieutenant, and right-hand woman in epidemic evil. She is the closest thing to a female Plague Doctor, and has also acquired immortality through living off the dark metaphysical energies of diseased suffering, and death! Her feminine wiles are an effective tool in infiltrating affluent homes, and facilities to spread disease. Even to this day she enjoys posing as a cook to spread disease as this was her profession when she was a human. Mary is currently in charge of the Oath Breakers, and the Plague Doctor Cult under the direct orders of the Plague Doctor himself. She provides a convenient protective insulation for him, and she also acts as his Asymptomatic Disease backup should anything happen to him! Learn More About The Terrifying Typhoid Mary…
The Plague Doctor Today
The perplexing Plague Doctor still walks among us in modern times in his trademark black robe or long trench coat. As always he dons his disturbing bird beak mask which has been seen as white or black in color. It seems the black mask indicates death is near for a victim. He is sometimes referred to as The Black Death when he dons the dark mask. There are indications that he will remove the mask, and dress in appropriate attire so he can mingle among scientists in various government, and private research labs around the world where deadly viruses and bacteria are studied. It’s thought that he had some hand in the creation of the AIDS Virus which was being studied as a form of biological warfare. The Plague Doctor has also been linked to the notorious Zika Virus and Coronavirus scares!
Monstrous Human Size Viruses And Bacteria Walking Among Us!
Doctor Death jumps at any chance to aid anyone working to create deadly diseases. In the 20th century, he began experimenting with supernatural diseases such as the Zombie Virus. It’s said that one of his top dreams is to see global death and destruction at the hands of a Zombie-like Pandemic. His master plan is to create a mixed Pandemic Apocalypse he can relish in as a job well done. However, his nightmarish vision doesn’t stop there! He wants to actually foster an enchanted evolution process that brings us sapient viruses, bacteria, and other monstrous microbes walking on two or more feet across the planet in human size form or larger! Meanwhile, the diseased remnants of humanity would stagger about the Earth eternally suffering, and in fear of his brave new dark petri dish of unimaginable terrors!
The Plague Doctor May Mingle Amid Costumed Celebrations
The current whereabouts of the Plague Doctor and his ominous oath-breaking servants are unknown. We do know that his central headquarters lies somewhere in Europe. He is currently number 8 on the US government’s secret supernatural most wanted list. The master of pandemics takes 6th place on the private paranormal community’s most-wanted list. The Doctor Of Deadly Diabolical Disease walks among the sinister shadows stealthy so most likely you will never see him unless it’s Halloween, Mardi Gras, or there’s some costumed festival taking place where he can mingle with crowds to more easily spread illnesses both physical and mental. Don’t let the innocent fun of these lively events lull you into complacency! If you spot him then most likely you’re about to enter a seriously sickly hell on Earth! We recommend immediately contacting Mystic Investigations, the Plague Doctor Pacifiers, a powerful practitioner of magic, a Virokinesis Master, or a reputable paranormal crime-fighting firm.
Colloidal Silver As A Possible Plague Doctor Repellent
We recommend heading down to the nearest nutritional supplement store or look online to get some Colloidal Silver. This indigestible type of silver is the only known non-magical way to fight many communicable disease’s the Plague Doctor might give you. It also repels him to some extent. There are reports of people dousing him with huge jugs of Colloidal Silver and it seriously wiped that smug smile off his face as he retreated. Silver has always been known as a powerful Universal antibiotic and perhaps it could be a threat to all the diseases he has brewing in his blasphemous body. It’s possible that silver implements could harm him as well. Wearing silver has very little effect.
The Plague Doctor dreams of a Multi-Pandemic Apocalypse where most of humanity is wiped from the face of the Earth? Only a small number would remain as zombies along with monstrous deformed, and diseased creatures made immortal through his power thereby leaving them in a permanent hell on Earth! He would however like some humans left for forced breeding so he can continue his medical experiments! And of course the rise of macroscopic viruses, and bacteria transforming Earth into a truly alien world! The Doctor would need to master the art of manipulating the vampire, werewolf, and other monster-based viruses to control said beings. There would also need to be a wayward warping of Mother Nature to keep various deities in check. It’s thought there would be alliances with dark Underworld Gods to help achieve this goal.
A Universal Plague Across Alien Worlds?
In addition, The Four Horsemen Of Armageddon have promised the despicable Doctor transport to Extraterrestrial worlds to continue his macabre medical madness across the Galaxy, and beyond! This would be apart of his reward for delivering Earth into their horrifying hands! We can only hope the forces of good prevent this filthy fiend from eternally planet hopping about the Universe exterminating entire sapient species, and eventually causing the fabled Universal Pandemic! A master disease with no cure that can literally travel through self-created spacial wormholes and infest every planet and living being in our entire reality! Even if he can’t attain this sickening scenario in our Universe he could easily perpetuate it in one or more Parallel Universes!