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30th Jul '16 3:17:50 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{Daria}},'' the title character is in the hospital for an embarrassing rash, and [[CoolLoser Jane]], trying to [[BadLiar make up an excuse]] for her whereabouts, tells [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] that she has brain fever. ("[[ShapedLikeItself It's a thing that brains get]]," but usually goes away after you read a bestseller.) Ironically the rash turns out to be [[AllergicToLove stress-related]], so it sort of fits this trope itself.

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* On ''{{Daria}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' the title character is in the hospital for an embarrassing rash, and [[CoolLoser Jane]], trying to [[BadLiar make up an excuse]] for her whereabouts, tells [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] that she has brain fever. ("[[ShapedLikeItself It's a thing that brains get]]," but usually goes away after you read a bestseller.) Ironically the rash turns out to be [[AllergicToLove stress-related]], so it sort of fits this trope itself.
28th Jul '16 1:39:10 PM Willbyr
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* As mentioned below Live Action TV, this trope hasn't fully disappeared in Asia. A few times in ''FruitsBasket'', Tohru stresses herself out or gets upset and gets sick as a result. It usually plays out as the Sohmas putting her to bed and putting a cold compress over her forehead and her getting better after a good night's rest.

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* As mentioned below Live Action TV, this trope hasn't fully disappeared in Asia. A few times in ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru stresses herself out or gets upset and gets sick as a result. It usually plays out as the Sohmas putting her to bed and putting a cold compress over her forehead and her getting better after a good night's rest.
3rd Jul '16 12:59:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In [[{{Series/Hannibal}} Hannibal]] Will Graham's slow slide into insanity is marked by feverish hallucinations, among other symptoms. [[spoiler: He is revealed to be suffering a rare kind of encephalitis.]]

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* In [[{{Series/Hannibal}} Hannibal]] ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', Will Graham's slow slide into insanity is marked by feverish hallucinations, among other symptoms. [[spoiler: He is revealed to be suffering a rare kind of encephalitis.]]
3rd Jul '16 12:58:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Eragon'', the first book in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the title character and his mentor, [[TheObiWan Brom]] enter the city of Teirm under the aliases of Evan and Neal. Brom plays the role of the slighty senile uncle and Eragon comments to a guard that he had a bit too much sun and now has a touch of the brain fever. After they are safely inside the city, Brom comments "A touch of brain fever?" and Eragon replies that he couldn't let him have all the fun.

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* In ''Eragon'', the first book in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the title character and his mentor, [[TheObiWan Brom]] Brom enter the city of Teirm under the aliases of Evan and Neal. Brom plays the role of the slighty senile uncle and Eragon comments to a guard that he had a bit too much sun and now has a touch of the brain fever. After they are safely inside the city, Brom comments "A touch of brain fever?" and Eragon replies that he couldn't let him have all the fun.
29th Jun '16 5:15:09 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked in ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': Huck is sneaking bread and butter out of the house by hiding it under his hat. When the (melting) butter starts to run down his face ''in front of Aunt Sally'', she starts screaming that he has brain fever, and it's [[{{Squick}} causing his brains to leak out]].

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* Invoked in ''TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': Huck is sneaking bread and butter out of the house by hiding it under his hat. When the (melting) butter starts to run down his face ''in front of Aunt Sally'', she starts screaming that he has brain fever, and it's [[{{Squick}} causing his brains to leak out]].
2nd Jun '16 2:07:09 PM nombretomado
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* Although [[{{HPLovecraft}} H.P. Lovecraft]] was more known to have characters GoMadFromTheRevelation, this trope also cropped up occasionally in his work, such as the young artist's suffering in TheCallOfCthulhu (although this, like many of Lovecraft's usages of Brain Fever, is ambiguous in that it ''might'' be the result of trauma, or possible a physical effect of the Great Old One's mental influence.)

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* Although [[{{HPLovecraft}} H.P. Lovecraft]] Creator/HPLovecraft was more known to have characters GoMadFromTheRevelation, this trope also cropped up occasionally in his work, such as the young artist's suffering in TheCallOfCthulhu (although this, like many of Lovecraft's usages of Brain Fever, is ambiguous in that it ''might'' be the result of trauma, or possible a physical effect of the Great Old One's mental influence.)
21st May '16 5:54:09 PM Doug86
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* Some drugs, including cocaine, can induce hyperthermia when overdosed. In the 19th century, administering cocaine to patients suffering from emotional stress might actually have ''induced'' the febrile state which this trope blames on mental causes alone. When Creator/RobertLouisStevenson had a serious chest infection that was causing him to haemorrhage from his lungs, his doctors injected a vegetable alkaloid which probably saved his life, but caused him terrifying fever dreams that eventually inspired Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde. (At least, that was his story. He also used cocaine a lot too, mostly as a painkiller for his various aliments.)

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* Some drugs, including cocaine, can induce hyperthermia when overdosed. In the 19th century, administering cocaine to patients suffering from emotional stress might actually have ''induced'' the febrile state which this trope blames on mental causes alone. When Creator/RobertLouisStevenson had a serious chest infection that was causing him to haemorrhage from his lungs, his doctors injected a vegetable alkaloid which probably saved his life, but caused him terrifying fever dreams that eventually inspired Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde.Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde. (At least, that was his story. He also used cocaine a lot too, mostly as a painkiller for his various aliments.)
16th May '16 9:31:07 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Valerius acts feverishly, babbling, thrashing, and giving Ivga a hard time quieting him. While he was wounded, it explicitly says that his mental torment was worse.

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* In the ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", Valerius acts feverishly, babbling, thrashing, and giving Ivga a hard time quieting him. While he was wounded, it explicitly says that his mental torment was worse.
8th May '16 4:02:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Therese}}'', the title character becomes ill for two weeks after her oldest and favorite sister leaves to become a nun.

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* In ''{{Therese}}'', ''Film/{{Therese}}'', the title character becomes ill for two weeks after her oldest and favorite sister leaves to become a nun.



* ''JoeVersusTheVolcano''. Joe suffers from a terminal "brain cloud". [[spoiler: He's told that, anyway.]]

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* ''JoeVersusTheVolcano''.''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano''. Joe suffers from a terminal "brain cloud". [[spoiler: He's told that, anyway.]]
28th Apr '16 9:06:45 PM Seanette
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* In [[{{Series/Hannibal}} Hannibal]] Will Graham's slow slide into insanity is marked by feverish hallucinations, among other symptoms. [[spoiler: He is revealed to be suffering a rare kind of encephalitis.[/spoiler]]

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* In [[{{Series/Hannibal}} Hannibal]] Will Graham's slow slide into insanity is marked by feverish hallucinations, among other symptoms. [[spoiler: He is revealed to be suffering a rare kind of encephalitis.[/spoiler]]]]
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