History Main / IdiotsCannotCatchColds

30th Jun '16 9:30:38 AM Willbyr
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* Used as an early gag in {{Yaiba}}. Subverted when, after invoking this trope, Yaiba still catch a cold for playing in the snow.

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* Used as an early gag in {{Yaiba}}.''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''. Subverted when, after invoking this trope, Yaiba still catch a cold for playing in the snow.
9th Feb '16 12:28:21 AM SamCurt
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* ''HidamariSketch'': Miyako invokes this (referring to herself) when Yuno falls ill, and even remarks on how unusual it is for her to catch a cold even though she she claimed she's an idiot while being interviewed for admission to this very prestigious high school.

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* ''HidamariSketch'': ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': Miyako invokes this (referring to herself) when Yuno falls ill, and even remarks on how unusual it is for her to catch a cold even though she she claimed she's an idiot while being interviewed for admission to this very prestigious high school.
24th Jan '16 9:51:55 AM nombretomado
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* In the second season of {{Strike Witches}}, Yoshika reveals to the doctor during her physical that she's never had a cold before.

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* In the second season of {{Strike Witches}}, ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', Yoshika reveals to the doctor during her physical that she's never had a cold before.
23rd Jan '16 8:26:40 AM Prime32
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Cirno, who is doubly protected against colds by being 1.) [[AnIcePerson an ice fairy]], and 2.) the resident Baka. Naturally, numerous fanworks have [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this trope]].
** She once got a cold due to excessive heat. Intentionally in fact, [[DefiedTrope to prove that she's not an idiot]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Cirno, who ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Cirno
is doubly protected against colds by being 1.) [[AnIcePerson an ice fairy]], and 2.) the resident Baka. Naturally, numerous fanworks {{Fanworks}} have [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded this trope]].
** *** She once got a cold due to excessive heat. Intentionally in fact, [[DefiedTrope to prove that she's not an idiot]].



** [[GiantSpider Yamame]] [[PlagueMaster Kurodani]] also tends to lampshade about the immunity of idiots in fanworks.


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** In {{Fanworks}}, PlagueMaster Yamame Kurodani also tends to lampshade about the immunity of idiots.
23rd Jan '16 8:20:49 AM Prime32
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** Wouldn't that mean that she ''is'' an idiot, since [[{{Logic Bomb}} only an idiot would be dumb enough to intentionally get sick just to disprove a superstition?]]

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** *** Wouldn't that mean that she ''is'' an idiot, since [[{{Logic Bomb}} only an idiot would be dumb enough to intentionally get sick just to disprove a superstition?]]


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** [[Literature/CuriositiesOfLotusAsia Rinnosuke Morichika]] is a KnowNothingKnowItAll, and also claims that he never gets sick as a result of his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-youkai]] physiology.
6th Nov '15 7:40:29 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of TheRealGhostbusters was set in Japan. In one scene, a Japanese schoolboy is taunted by other children by stealing his hat. The head bully says "You can't catch us! You can't even catch a cold!"

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* An episode of TheRealGhostbusters ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' was set in Japan. In one scene, a Japanese schoolboy is taunted by other children by stealing his hat. The head bully says "You can't catch us! You can't even catch a cold!"
24th Sep '15 11:13:00 PM Adept
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'''[[IdiotHero Bang]]:''' That's an excellent idea, but I've never been sick. I don't even know how to ''get'' sick...

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'''[[IdiotHero Bang]]:''' '''Bang:''' That's an excellent idea, but I've never been sick. I don't even know how to ''get'' sick...



* When Kagami has the flu in ''LuckyStar'', Konata [[LampshadeHanging mentions]] off-handedly that since she's an idiot, she's not afraid of catching a cold. After some [[ConversationalTroping discussion]] on whether the flu is an upgraded version of a cold, Konata acts disappointed that she hadn't been contradicted on the "idiot" part. She actually does get a summer cold not long after.

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* When Kagami has the flu in ''LuckyStar'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Konata [[LampshadeHanging mentions]] off-handedly that since she's an idiot, she's not afraid of catching a cold. After some [[ConversationalTroping discussion]] on whether the flu is an upgraded version of a cold, Konata acts disappointed that she hadn't been contradicted on the "idiot" part. She actually does get a summer cold not long after.



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* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', Otawara is the only one of the Ojou White Knights to never miss a single practice, because, well, idiots don't catch colds. In second place is [[TheStoic Shin]], and only because he broke the ticket machine at the airport.
* ''{{Kanon}}'' twists this into "Uguu~ never gets sick,"
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''UruseiYatsura'' when Ataru gets sick.

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%%* ''PaniPoniDash''
''Manga/PaniPoniDash''
* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'', Otawara is the only one of the Ojou White Knights to never miss a single practice, because, well, idiots don't catch colds. In second place is [[TheStoic Shin]], and only because he broke the ticket machine at the airport.
* ''{{Kanon}}'' ''Manga/{{Kanon}}'' twists this into "Uguu~ never gets sick,"
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' when Ataru gets sick.



* In ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' when Kuno tries to get rid of his cold by passing it onto Ranma, Ranma remarks that he thought Kuno was too stupid to ever catch one in the first place.

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* In ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' when Kuno tries to get rid of his cold by passing it onto Ranma, Ranma remarks that he thought Kuno was too stupid to ever catch one in the first place.



* Doumeki from ''{{xxxHOLiC}}'' once tries to coax Watanuki out of the rain by assuring him that the "Fools can't catch colds" clause doesn't apply to dumbasses.
* In ''OnePiece'', after Nami (the smartest Straw Hat at the time) gets sick, Luffy asks Usopp and Sanji if being sick is unpleasant, and both respond that they have never been sick before.
* [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia America hasn't even HEARD of colds, so...]]

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* Doumeki from ''{{xxxHOLiC}}'' ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' once tries to coax Watanuki out of the rain by assuring him that the "Fools can't catch colds" clause doesn't apply to dumbasses.
* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', after Nami (the smartest Straw Hat at the time) gets sick, Luffy asks Usopp and Sanji if being sick is unpleasant, and both respond that they have never been sick before.
* [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': America hasn't even HEARD of colds, so...]]



* Hanajima says this about herself in ''FruitsBasket''.
* Mentioned on ''BunnyDrop'' when Rin catches a cold. Daikichi mutters to himself that he's lucky he's an idiot.

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* Hanajima says this about herself in ''FruitsBasket''.
''Manga/FruitsBasket''.
* Mentioned on ''BunnyDrop'' ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' when Rin catches a cold. Daikichi mutters to himself that he's lucky he's an idiot.



* In KyouNoGoNoNi Ryota has all the symptoms, but has to be told by someone else that he has a cold, leading the others to speculate that the saying actually means that an idiot wouldn't realize if he caught a cold.

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* In KyouNoGoNoNi Manga/KyouNoGoNoNi Ryota has all the symptoms, but has to be told by someone else that he has a cold, leading the others to speculate that the saying actually means that an idiot wouldn't realize if he caught a cold.



* In the ''SoulEater'' manga, Tsubaki comes across Black☆Star thinking outside at night and expresses concern: "You'll catch a c... well, no, you probably won't, but aren't you cold?"

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* In the ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' manga, Tsubaki comes across Black☆Star thinking outside at night and expresses concern: "You'll catch a c... well, no, you probably won't, but aren't you cold?"



* In {{Sekirei}}, [[BoisterousBruiser Sanada]] proudly declares that he's never caught a cold once. [[SpoiledBrat Mikogami]] responds by [[DiscussedTrope pointing out]] the belief that idiots don't catch colds.

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* In {{Sekirei}}, Manga/{{Sekirei}}, [[BoisterousBruiser Sanada]] proudly declares that he's never caught a cold once. [[SpoiledBrat Mikogami]] responds by [[DiscussedTrope pointing out]] the belief that idiots don't catch colds.
11th Sep '15 9:28:19 PM Teakay
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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', the resident CloudCuckoolander mentions he doesn't want to get a cold from being caught in the sprinkler system. One of his classmates cheerfully assures him that thanks to this trope, he'll be fine, and is somewhat disconcerted when he agrees with her.
9th Aug '15 3:07:39 PM Discar
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--->--''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger''

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--->--''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger''
-->--''VideoGame/BlazBlueCalamityTrigger''
24th Jun '15 6:57:09 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of the ''{{Kirby}}'' [[KirbyOfTheStars anime]] revolves around this when King Dedede is the only one in the land not to catch a cold, and desperately tries to to prove he's not an idiot. That episode had a few Japanese things that outsiders would find weird, such as everyone who got sick wearing a medical mask.

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* An episode of the ''{{Kirby}}'' [[KirbyOfTheStars anime]] ''Anime/{{Kirby|Right Back At Ya}}'' anime revolves around this when King Dedede is the only one in the land not to catch a cold, and desperately tries to to prove he's not an idiot. That episode had a few Japanese things that outsiders would find weird, such as everyone who got sick wearing a medical mask.
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