The scritters is the Space Pirate name for a Phazon-based ailment that is brought about by ingesting Scritter innards. Pirate Militia are most susceptible, as they are enslaved Pirate criminals who are forced to feed on the poisonous vermin, and when infected, they became violently ill, and are said to have a case of "the scritters".
Scritters are common vermin that are usually found underground. They tend to nest in dark places and come out only to feed. Their main source of sustenance is Phazon, a weakness pirate slaves use against them. Scritters will often be caught in simple traps set out by the starving pirate slaves who then feed on the small creatures. But the pirates rarely have the last laugh, as some internal organs of the Scritter will release a toxic fluid when bitten. Those who become violently ill because of this are often said to have a case of "the scritters".
|Organic||Flesh-eating bacteria • Miteralis • 'Twin Fever' • X Parasite|
|Phazon||Phazon Fever • Terminal Corruption • "the scritters"|
|Artificial||Corruption virus • Rezbit Virus|
|Conditions||Posttraumatic stress disorder|