The Flood (Latin Inferi redivivus,[1] meaning "the dead reincarnated")[2] or the Parasite,[3] as they are known to the Creativians, are a species of highly virulent parasitic organisms that can reproduce and grow by consuming sentient life forms of sufficient biomass and cognitive capability. The Flood was responsible for consuming most of the sentient life in the blockiverse,some heretics even believe the ate the mojang, during the 300-update-long Mojang-Flood War. The Flood presents the most variable faction in minecraft, as it can infect and mutate allies, into Combat Forms. They are widely considered to be the greatest threat to the whole existence of life, or, more accurately, biodiversity, in the Blockiverse.