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8th May '17 8:15:32 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'': Chuck suffers from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_hypersensitivity Electromagnetic hypersensitivity]], a psychosomatic illness where being near any electromagnetic fields causes someone pain. He refuses to believe that it's just in his head. [[spoiler: Jimmy finally proves this in his disbarment hearing, after slipping a battery into Chuck's pocket. Chuck has no symptoms before he sees it.]]
2nd Dec '16 1:54:04 PM Nazetrime
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* Implied with Saku Hotakainen in the ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' prologue. His introducction blurb describes him as "usually 'dying' from something" and he is true to that desciption when he seems to think his current bout of seasickness is going to kill him. He appears in the prologue segment confirming the Rash to be deadly and not just the fast-spreading but non-lethal sickness that it was presented as in the previous segments. This reveal is made via a newscast watched (alone) by Saku's young nephew, whose first reflex is to tell Saku about it. Saku's reponse to the information is hoping he actually has the Rash. If he had it, he would have gotten skin problems long before the vomiting started.

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* Implied with Saku Hotakainen in the ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' prologue. His introducction introduction blurb describes him as "usually 'dying' from something" and he is true to that desciption when he seems to think his current bout of seasickness is going to kill him. He appears in the prologue segment confirming the Rash to be deadly and not just the fast-spreading but non-lethal sickness that it was presented as in the previous segments. This reveal is made via a newscast watched (alone) by Saku's young nephew, whose first reflex is to tell Saku about it. Saku's reponse to the information is hoping he actually has the Rash. If he had it, he would have gotten skin problems long before the vomiting started.
27th Nov '16 6:33:11 AM Nazetrime
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* Implied with Saku Hotakainen in the ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' prologue. His introducction blurb describes him as "usually 'dying' from something" and he is true to that desciption when he seems to think his current bout of seasickness is going to kill him. He appears in the prologue segment confirming the Rash to be deadly and not just the fast-spreading but non-lethal sickness that it was presented as in the previous segments. This reveal is made via a newscast watched (alone) by Saku's young nephew, whose first reflex is to tell Saku about it. Saku's reponse to the information is hoping he actually has the Rash. If he had it, he would have gotten skin problems long before the vomiting started.
12th Nov '16 4:24:44 PM DVB
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* Kyle's east coast cousin in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is like this.

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* Kyle's east coast cousin (also named Kyle) in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is like this.



** This was shown off in her DayInTheLimelight episode where she interacts with Darwin and Gumball. The school nurse is '''severely''' annoyed by her and Gumball and Darwin are the same. Ironically she is somewhat right here as Gumball's past lack of cleaniness lead to the birth of a super-virus (though her forcing to wash his hand drowned most of the viruses, but one, thus making it vengeful.)

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** This was shown off in her DayInTheLimelight episode where she interacts episode, spending the day with Darwin and Gumball. The school nurse is '''severely''' annoyed by her due to her hypochondria and Gumball both Gumbal and Darwin are the same. grow annoyed with her about this (and her somewhat smug attitude). Ironically enough. she is somewhat right here in this episode as Gumball's past lack of cleaniness lead Gumball not cleaning his hand for weeks lad to the birth of a super-virus (though her forcing to wash his hand drowned most of all but one virus, [[ItsPersonal who vengefully chases the viruses, but one, thus making it vengeful.)three down to infect them and later the world]])
2nd Nov '16 7:44:32 AM DVB
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* Teri the paper bear in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' once mistook feeling hungry for a virus that can only be treated by amputation. She does this kind of thing so often that the school nurse is rethinking her career.

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* Teri the paper bear in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' once mistook feeling hungry for is a virus hypochondriac with serious germophobia. It's implied it's the result of her mother (who is a doctor who also has a website with graphic images on various diseases and conditions, so she likely was raised with an... overtly cautious mentality.) The irony is that can only be treated by amputation. She does this kind she is also a paper bear (as in a living paper cutout of thing a bear) so often that the she probably wouldn't deal with any diseases.
** This was shown off in her DayInTheLimelight episode where she interacts with Darwin and Gumball. The
school nurse is rethinking '''severely''' annoyed by her career.and Gumball and Darwin are the same. Ironically she is somewhat right here as Gumball's past lack of cleaniness lead to the birth of a super-virus (though her forcing to wash his hand drowned most of the viruses, but one, thus making it vengeful.)
1st Nov '16 1:19:00 PM jccw227
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* In ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', on top of being a neat freak, Felix is also a hypochondriac. He frequently keeps treating himself of ailments that he may or may not have. It was also noted that on New Years, he chugged a bottle of Pepto Bismol. It's just another trait that adds to his neurosis.
17th Oct '16 2:12:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Comes up a few times in ''TheTwilightZone''
** The original series episode "Escape Clause" features a hypochondriac who makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]] for immortality and perfect health.
** The 2002 revival series had "The Placebo Effect", where a hospital patient becomes convinced he has a fictional alien disease from a novel he read. The patient's belief soon manifests in reality, causing the illness to spread around the hospital. The doctors eventually give the man a placebo cure, allegedly created from a fallen meteor-only for the patient's paranoia about the meteor strike to create a new ice age...

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* Comes up a few times in ''TheTwilightZone''
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''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': The original series episode "Escape Clause" features a hypochondriac who makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]] for immortality and perfect health.
** * ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002'': The 2002 revival series had episode "The Placebo Effect", where a hospital patient becomes convinced he has a fictional alien disease from a novel he read. The patient's belief soon manifests in reality, causing the illness to spread around the hospital. The doctors eventually give the man a placebo cure, allegedly created from a fallen meteor-only for the patient's paranoia about the meteor strike to create a new ice age...
17th Oct '16 2:09:13 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the EMH wrote a holonovel called ''Photons be Free'' which featured characters that were thinly disguised [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the ''Voyager'' crew. When Harry Kim ran the program, he encountered his character, Kymble, who was worrying about the possibility of their decompiling the fictional EMH because there were probably millions of new viruses in the Delta Quadrant and he'd probably end up catching half of them. "Great," grumbled the real Harry Kim, "my character's a hypochondriac."
** In another episode of ''Voyager'' ("Good Shepherd"), Crewman Telfer is revealed to be a major hypochondriac who visits Sickbay about once a week complaining of illness, only for the doctor to find nothing wrong (although his fears do become reality later in the episode when [[spoiler:an alien briefly invades his body]]).

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the episode "Author, Author", the EMH wrote a holonovel called ''Photons be Free'' which featured characters that were thinly disguised [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the ''Voyager'' crew. When Harry Kim ran the program, he encountered his character, Kymble, who was worrying about the possibility of their decompiling the fictional EMH because there were probably millions of new viruses in the Delta Quadrant and he'd probably end up catching half of them. "Great," grumbled the real Harry Kim, "my character's a hypochondriac."
** In another the episode of ''Voyager'' ("Good Shepherd"), "Good Shepherd", Crewman Telfer is revealed to be a major hypochondriac who visits Sickbay about once a week complaining of illness, only for the doctor to find nothing wrong (although his fears do become reality later in the episode when [[spoiler:an alien briefly invades his body]]).
3rd Jul '16 1:12:18 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' actually predicted something happening before it was reality: hypochondriacs diagnosing themselves over the internet! In this case, Reg Barclay looking up symptoms for various diseases, including transporter psychosis.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' actually predicted something happening before it was reality: hypochondriacs diagnosing themselves over the internet! In this case, the episode "Realm of Fear", Reg Barclay looking looks up symptoms for various diseases, including transporter psychosis.
7th May '16 1:23:16 PM nombretomado
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* Sookie in GilmoreGirls has a strain of hypochondria that makes her think she has whatever anyone else has. She's cured of Michel's ennui by Lorelai's "off-ui," and Lorelai once had to explain to her she didn't have a prostate.

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* Sookie in GilmoreGirls ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' has a strain of hypochondria that makes her think she has whatever anyone else has. She's cured of Michel's ennui by Lorelai's "off-ui," and Lorelai once had to explain to her she didn't have a prostate.
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