|Season 2, Episode 1|
|Air date||August 19, 2018|
|Written by||Alan Becker|
|Directed by||Alan Becker|
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The Virus is the 1st installment for the Animator vs. Animation Shorts series. It is released on YouTube on August 19th, 2018.
The episode starts with Alan Becker animating. The Second Coming walks into Adobe Animate and asks if he needs help. Alan replies that he wants it to look more natural. The Second Coming creates two stick figures to help him fix it. One stick figure erases, while the other changes the frame, while The Second Coming draws. He then plays the animation again, and Alan is satisfied. Alan and The Second Coming do a secret handshake to celebrate. Suddenly, a sound from the computer starts to get really loud. Alan puts his hand on the computer, and pulls it away because of the heat. The Second Coming checks the thermometer, and it reads 92°C. Alan checks which apps are running, and a different app called ViraBot is running more than 90% of his computer's memory. The Second Coming and Alan both try to shut it down, but they are denied access, and all attempts fail. Alan and The Second Coming then notice a file called ViraBot.exe. Alan moves it to the trash, but it returns. He puts it in the trash again, and empties it, but it reappears again. The Second Coming then asks for a hammer, which Alan draws for him. He then uses it to repeatedly bash the file, until it cracks open, and ViraBot comes out. The Second Coming tried to completely demolish ViraBot, but it seems that the ViraBot is resilient and desperately tries to destroy The Second Coming and The Animator's mouse, The animator and The Second Coming worked together to try and defeat the virus, They used missiles, barriers, rocket launcher, and surprisingly a fly swatter, But it shown no effect to the virus and devoured the pencil tool used to create certain objects. Virabot then tries to kill The Second Coming but Alan grabs ViraBot and then starts to smash the ViraBot using the program, The Second Coming goes to Google Chrome to warn his friends about ViraBot they are fighting, ViraBot manages to enter Google Chrome and totally disintegrated the entire wall that the stick figures reside, But Alan came to the scene and tried to totally smash the virus to the wall but the virus escapes the grip and destroys the cursor of Alan, The stick figures were shocked, Alan tries to hurt the virus using his pen but it didn't work Alan tried to create a new cursor but was stopped by the virus, leaving the stick figures to deal with the virus themselves, They fought vigilantly and almost gotten the upper hand but was threatened to hurt Blue if they got closer, Totally incapacitated The Second Coming's friends then get stuck to the wall by the Virabot's web, As the virus was about to finish off The Second Coming an explosion knocked it back, It was shown to be a portal and a mysterious stick figure came out, Making Alan and the stick figures totally shocked, The mysterious stick figure revealed himself to be "The Chosen One" and proved his existence even when the old computer is destroyed and was about to battle ViraBot in a fierce battle and ended with a "to be continued".