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I can see a disease that no one else can perceive,

I have the cure and showed it so others would believe.

Through my mask I've seen it spread for centuries,

with just one touch I can solve everyone's miseries.

Though I'm locked up kept away to cure their sickness,

they are afraid of my process and call it wickedness.

Who am I?

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    $\begingroup$ I just tidied up the spelling - if it was a deliberate misspelling as part of the puzzle feel free to roll back :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 16 '20 at 9:17
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This might just be a far too literal interpretation of what I'm reading, but my first instinct tells me it's:

SCP-049

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct this was exactly what I had in mind :) $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jun 16 '20 at 13:25
  • $\begingroup$ What is this? some sort of game? $\endgroup$
    – David G.
    Jun 16 '20 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidG. there is a game of it but (but originally it's stories) it's called the SCP foundation. They are a made up foundation that keep dangerous entities captive to secure the world from being destroyed. If you like science fiction and horror it is a must read, everyone can create their own story about entities and post them if they are accepted they will be called SCP- and a number, you can read more here if your interested: scp-wiki.net/scp-series personal favourite for me is 106. $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jun 16 '20 at 13:50
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You are

Death

and the disease itself is

Life

I can see a disease that no one else can perceive,

Death sees life as a problem.

I have the cure and showed it so others would believe.

The cure for life is its ending, via death. Death comes to all and "cure"s them.

Through my mask I've seen it spread for centuries,

"mask" I'm not positive about, but it could be a reference to a degree of isolation, or just that Death may present a face if personified. Death has perceived life spreading for ages.

with just one touch I can solve everyone's miseries.

One touch of death and life is cured.

Though I'm locked up kept away to cure their sickness,

Those afflicted with life try to prevent death.

they are afraid of my process and call it wickedness.

Those afflicted with life fear death, and ascribe malice and evil to it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please explain elaborately. Unexplained answers may be deleted. $\endgroup$ Jun 16 '20 at 11:49
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    $\begingroup$ @CulverKwan "may be deleted" is a serious statement. $\endgroup$ Jun 16 '20 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ It has the knowledge tag. The concept of **** is quite well known I believe..🙂 $\endgroup$
    – CG.
    Jun 16 '20 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ a good interpretation but not the answer I had in mind, in my riddle the mask and locked up were literally meant not figuratively, but I do understand your thinking :) also as CG. stated the concept of death is well known and probably won't need external sources. $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jun 16 '20 at 13:28

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