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27th Apr '16 7:17:48 PM HeyPC
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* Snake gets a cold after being stripped of his suit in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid, although it only serves as something to attract guards.
** He gets a cold again in the sequel, after sneaking around in the pouring rain.
** In Videogame/MetalGear2SolidSnake leaving Solid Snake hanging around in the water of the underground drainage ditch for too long causes him to catch a cold and start sneezing at random. The sound causes nearby guards to get suspicious.

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* Seems to be a reoccurring mechanic in the stealth-based Series/MetalGear series, where leaving the player character in a cold or rainy place or leaving him scantily clad for too long causes him to catch cold and start sneezing at random, making it harder to sneak around enemy soldiers.
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Snake gets a cold after being stripped of his suit in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid, although it only serves as something to attract guards.
*** In-game dialogue implies he actually caught it from the sick soldier guarding his cell. He can catch cold from spending too much time in the frozen outdoors at the beginning of the game, though.
** He gets a cold again in [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty the sequel, sequel]], after sneaking around in the pouring rain.
*** Raiden can also get a cold, if you take too long finding his gear in the level where he's naked.
** In Videogame/MetalGear2SolidSnake leaving Solid Snake hanging around in the water of the underground drainage ditch for too long causes him to catch a cold and start sneezing at random. cold, making him occasionally sneeze. The sound causes nearby guards to get suspicious.suspicious.
** In Videogame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Naked Snake can catch a cold if you make him run around in the "Naked Camo" or hang around in water or rain. In addition to his random sneezing alerting guards like in previous games, his stamina will drain more quickly, the camera will shake in first person view, and the controller will vibrate (explained in-game as Snake shivering) until you cure him.
27th Apr '16 5:45:59 PM HeyPC
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** In Videogame/MetalGear2SolidSnake leaving Solid Snake hanging around in the water of the underground drainage ditch for too long causes him to catch a cold and start sneezing at random. The sound causes nearby guards to get suspicious.
2nd Apr '16 2:29:41 PM wootzits
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* In the first series of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', Dian has a cold that lasts for several episodes after his release from his frozen seal.

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* In the first series of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'', ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'', Dian has a cold that lasts for several episodes after his release from his frozen seal.
14th Feb '16 3:28:15 PM Unicorndance
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Despite the fact that the actual cause of the cold has been fairly common knowledge for about a hundred years now, this fact has not seemed to permeate the public consciousness very far. (In English-speaking communities, this confusion may just be caused by it's being called a 'cold'.) Mothers still caution their children to button up when going outside lest they catch cold, and any character in fiction, especially animation, will instantly begin to sneeze and cough after being chilled or, especially, [[InstantIceJustAddCold frozen]]. These symptoms may go away once they've been warmed up again.

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Despite the fact that the actual cause of the cold has been fairly common knowledge for about a hundred years now, this fact has not seemed to permeate the public consciousness very far. (In English-speaking communities, this confusion may just be caused by it's its being called a 'cold'.) Mothers still caution their children to button up when going outside lest they catch cold, and any character in fiction, especially animation, will instantly begin to sneeze and cough after being chilled or, especially, [[InstantIceJustAddCold frozen]]. These symptoms may go away once they've been warmed up again.
again, which is sometimes TruthInTelevision, as some people FreezeSneeze when it's cold, but often these symptoms are treated like a cold.



The trope, although pretty much a DiscreditedTrope at this point, is still used faithfully in fiction and media -- exposure to cold means you are going to 'catch' a cold or something worse. Once one has caught cold, if it's a GrossOutShow, expect rivers of green mucus, horrible shots of runny noses and hankies and tissues dripping with such.

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The trope, although pretty much a DiscreditedTrope at this point, is still used faithfully in fiction and media -- exposure to cold means you are going to 'catch' a cold or something worse. Once one has caught cold, if it's a GrossOutShow, expect rivers of green mucus, horrible shots of runny noses and hankies and tissues dripping with such.
said mucus.



*In a ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' fanfic called Scooby Kratt, where they meet the gang from ''WesternAnimation/WildKratt''. Velma has a cold and says she's had it since they were mystery solving last week in the rain.




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*In the picture book ''Little Raccoon Catches a Cold'', the title character gets told to bundle up or he'll get a cold. He tries to literally "catch" a cold, but in the end falls in the river and is told "a cold caught you".




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*In the children's song ''Achoo, I Got a Cold'', the little girl catches a cold from going out in the rain with wet hair and the little boy John catches a cold from fishing without a jacket.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Peter goes around in un-insulated Spidey suit in the dead of snowy winter, and the next time we see Peter Parker, he's [[FreezeSneeze sneezing]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Peter goes around in un-insulated Spidey Spider Man suit in the dead of snowy winter, and the next time we see Peter Parker, he's [[FreezeSneeze sneezing]].sneezing]], albeit not nescescarily with a cold.



* In ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'', the Backson is shown to give Eeyore a cold by sprinkling water on him and blowing icy air at him.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Winter Wrap Up", Spike has fallen asleep on the last piece of ice left in the lake. Applejack jokes he's in for a big surprise when it finally melts. Next time we see him, he's wrapped in a blankie by the fire with fuzzy slippers, looking sick.

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* In ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'', the Backson is shown to give Eeyore a cold in the fantasy sequence by sprinkling water on him and blowing icy air at him.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Winter Wrap Up", Spike has fallen asleep on the last piece of ice left in the lake. Applejack jokes he's in for a big surprise when it finally melts. Next time we see him, he's wrapped in a blankie blanket by the fire with fuzzy slippers, looking sick.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Slumber Party," Angelica is forced to share a bedroom with Tommy and opens the window to get rid of the "baby's room" smell, letting in the cold air. This results in Tommy coming down with a fever, which leads to a surreal [[FeverDreamEpisode hallucination sequence]] in which all the other characters turn into the figures on the mobile over his bed.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Slumber Party," Angelica is forced to share a bedroom with Tommy and opens the window to get rid of the "baby's room" smell, letting in the cold air. This results in Tommy coming down with a fever, which leads to a surreal [[FeverDreamEpisode hallucination nightmare sequence]] in which all the other characters turn into the figures on the mobile over his bed.
bed. Except the fact he actually was sick is only implied, he could have been dreaming about being sick and threw up in his sleep.
10th Jan '16 3:12:19 PM Minni128
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** While the cold doesn't cause illness, it can bring some illness (like the flu or the common cold) out of its incubation period, triggering symptoms, or it can complicate an illness already present (like the Balto example under Western Animation).

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** While the cold doesn't cause illness, it can bring some illness (like the flu or the common cold) out of its incubation period, triggering symptoms, or it can complicate an illness already present (like the Balto example ''Balto'' and ''A Christmas Carol'' examples under Western Animation).
10th Jan '16 3:06:49 PM Minni128
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* Prolonged exposure to cold does sometimes bring on a temporary bout of the sniffles, as breathing cold air slows the action of cilia that normally keep the mucus coating of the nasal passages from accumulating. Such environment-induced nasal congestion isn't infectious, however, and clears up quickly once the sniffler resumes breathing normal-temperature air.

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* Prolonged exposure to cold does sometimes bring on a temporary bout of the sniffles, as breathing cold air slows the action of cilia that normally keep the mucus coating of the nasal passages from accumulating. Such environment-induced nasal congestion isn't infectious, however, and clears up quickly once the sniffler resumes breathing normal-temperature air. Interestingly, it could clear one's sinuses and or nasal passages, leading to a runny nose
**While the cold doesn't cause illness, it can bring some illness (like the flu or the common cold) out of its incubation period, triggering symptoms, or it can complicate an illness already present (like the Balto example under Western Animation).
10th Jan '16 2:58:12 PM Minni128
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* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' the Suds are the underwater version of a cold, caught after Spongebob fell asleep in front of an open refrigerator.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' the Suds are the underwater version of a cold, cold (for sponges, anyway), caught after Spongebob fell asleep in front of an open refrigerator.
7th Jan '16 4:26:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Peter goes around in un-insulated Spidey suit in the dead of snowy winter, and the next time we see Peter Parker, he's [[FreezeSneeze sneezing]].

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* ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Peter goes around in un-insulated Spidey suit in the dead of snowy winter, and the next time we see Peter Parker, he's [[FreezeSneeze sneezing]].



* ''SpaceGhost'' episode "The Iceman". Blip catches a cold after being exposed to prolonged cold temperatures.

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* ''SpaceGhost'' ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' episode "The Iceman". Blip catches a cold after being exposed to prolonged cold temperatures.
7th Dec '15 9:41:46 AM Hossmeister
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* Phoenix himself in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' catches a cold after falling to a river in a very cold mountain. While the fall only caused him minor injuries, the sudden shift in temperature caused his immune system to weaken.

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* Phoenix himself in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' catches a cold after falling to a river in a very cold mountain. While the fall only caused him minor injuries, the sudden shift in temperature caused his immune system to weaken.
19th Nov '15 4:59:58 PM nombretomado
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** This is also true of all of the ''RuneFactory'' games which are based on HarvestMoon.

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** This is also true of all of the ''RuneFactory'' ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' games which are based on HarvestMoon.
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