Some writers love to make their characters suffer. That is why they unleash horrendous diseases upon their worlds for the sake of entertainment (and social commentary). This infographic explores 28 fictional diseases from television shows, films, video games, and books. Each disease is ranked based on factors such as contagion potential, lethality, cure availability, and pain levels. The results are subjective, so feel free to argue with the rankings and present your own assessments.