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The Flare
The Flare
(virus VC321xb47) is a man-made disease. It is a virus that slowly eats away the brain, and eventually turns victims into blood-thirsty and insane humans who consider cannibalism to be an every day objective. People who get the Flare are called Cranks. Every major city in the world (that has not been wiped away by the solar flares) has a special territory for Cranks known as the Crank Palace. [1] The public are led to believe that it was freed from containment by the Sun Flares, but that is not the truth. It was once rumored that the sun flares caused a military container to burst, releasing the Flare. However, it is revealed in The Death Cure's exclusive files, and in The Kill Order, that the governments of the world created and released it as a population control method. This is due to the need to control the general populace during the turbulent times of the sun flares, as well as to cut population, due to the destruction of food resources by the sun flares. The Flare was created by Katy McVoy, a scientist of the PFC, and approved by the PFC's chancellor John Michael.

A small percentage of the populations were labelled as Immunes- people that are not affected by The Flare. WICKED attempted to use the Immunes to find a cure by looking at how the brain of the Immune people ( the Killzone ) react to certain situations, as well as the physical make-up of the brain of the Final Candidate. People immune to the Flare include Thomas, Minho, Brenda, Jorge, most of the Glader and some of Group B, and less than 1% of the Earth's population. Most of the Subjects are immune.

Victims Edit

Trivia Edit

In the book The Game of Lives (Book three of the mortality doctrine), in the epilogue, James Dashner describes the protagonist as a Flare infected Crank.

References Edit

  1. Crank palaces are filled with people who have just arrived and are not past the Gone, and people who are crazy (past the gone who are trying to eat them up).

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