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Proliferate, with a critter that has both +1+1 counters and -1-1 counters with the overall number in the + direction. Can Proliferate be used to increase the Negative counters?
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If a creature has both +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters, they annihilate each other.  For example, if a creature has two +1/+1 counters and you add a -1/-1 counter, it ends up with just one +1/+1 counter.  Proliferating wouldn't then allow you to add a -1/-1 counter, since it doesn't have any of those.

(The exception would be if you add the -1/-1 counter and then proliferate all during the resolution of a spell/ability, since the annihilation doesn't happen mid-resolution.  So Grim Affliction would let you put a -1/-1 counter on a creature and then an additional -1/-1 counter via proliferation, no matter how many +1/+1 counters the creature had before.)
Yes, and it doesn't matter if there are more +1/+1 or -1/-1 counters.

Note, however, that this would be a fairly rare ocurrance, since +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters remove each other as a state-based action. The only way I can think of where this is possible is with Grim Affliction, since the adding of the counter and proliferating are both done as part of the same resolution, so state-based actions aren't checked between them.

Standard Answer to all 5E rules questions: "Ask your DM."

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