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25th Apr '17 5:19:57 PM justanid
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* IllGirl/{{Multimedia}}
17th Mar '17 11:27:42 AM WillKeaton
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The ill girl is almost inevitably a [[TheWoobie sympathetically cute girl]][[note]]though lately, more and more handsome males are taking up the role[[/note]]. The disease can be anything from anemia to organ failure. Smart writers avoid such specifics, making it a SoapOperaDisease. It will never disfigure or impair her cuteness, [[HealthcareMotivation but usually prompts an older brother or sister figure into shady business to help pay the medical bills]]. Or prompts them to rush into some dangerous/brave deed while she cheers them on.

A [[DiscreditedTrope common cliche]] is that the dying character is trying to hold on until some distant, significant day has arrived. For example, she might be lying sick in [[EmpathicEnvironment autumn, noticing leaves falling off a tree by the window]], and hoping she will live long enough to see the last one fall. You can see this one [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the Creator/OHenry story "[[http://www.online-literature.com/o_henry/1303/ The Last Leaf]]".

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The ill girl is almost inevitably a [[TheWoobie sympathetically cute girl]][[note]]though girl]].[[note]]though lately, more and more handsome males are taking up the role[[/note]]. role.[[/note]] The disease can be anything from anemia to organ failure. Smart writers avoid such specifics, making it a SoapOperaDisease. It will never disfigure or impair her cuteness, [[HealthcareMotivation but usually prompts an older brother or sister figure into shady business to help pay the medical bills]]. Or prompts them to rush into some dangerous/brave deed while she cheers them on.

A [[DiscreditedTrope common cliche]] is that the dying character is trying to hold on until some distant, significant day has arrived. For example, she might be lying sick in [[EmpathicEnvironment autumn, noticing leaves falling off a tree by the window]], and hoping she will live long enough to see the last one fall. You can see this one [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in the Creator/OHenry story "[[http://www.[[http://www.online-literature.com/o_henry/1303/ The "The Last Leaf]]".
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8th Mar '17 5:41:37 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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[[caption-width-right:350: Gives new meaning to phrase "sickeningly cute"]]


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8th Mar '17 5:41:21 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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8th Feb '17 10:24:35 PM Anddrix
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This character type is probably indirectly descended from the Western romantic "[[VictorianNovelDisease consumptive heroine]]" (Creator/NicoleKidman's "Satine" in the film ''Film/MoulinRouge'' is a contemporary example). If the afflicted character has any [[CommonMarySueTraits Mary Sue tendencies]], she may suffer from what Creator/RogerEbert called [[Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms Ali McGraw's Disease]] (after ''Film/LoveStory''): "Movie illness in which only symptom is that the sufferer [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished grows more beautiful as death approaches]]."

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This character type is probably indirectly descended from the Western romantic "[[VictorianNovelDisease consumptive heroine]]" (Creator/NicoleKidman's "Satine" in the film ''Film/MoulinRouge'' is a contemporary example). If the afflicted character has any [[CommonMarySueTraits Mary Sue tendencies]], tendencies, she may suffer from what Creator/RogerEbert called [[Literature/EbertsGlossaryOfMovieTerms Ali McGraw's Disease]] (after ''Film/LoveStory''): "Movie illness in which only symptom is that the sufferer [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished grows more beautiful as death approaches]]."
3rd Jun '16 7:18:40 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger's had to tone down his high flying style due to an operation get got which removed a brain tumor. He also cannot hear in one ear for the same reason.

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* Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger's Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger had to tone down his high flying style due to an operation get got which removed a [[RealLifeWritesThePlot brain tumor.surgery]]. He also cannot hear in one ear for the same reason.
7th Mar '16 4:35:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* It's never explained what her illness is, but Sine from ''Toys/LittleAppleDolls'' died of some sort of illness. She is shown healthy as a young child but a few years later is wheelchair bound. She's described as getting weaker and weaker until she can't visit her favorite orchard anymore, and later she dies.
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14th Oct '15 8:30:16 PM Scorntex
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* ''Radio/BleakExpectations:'' Parodied with [[MeaningfulName Flora Diesearly]], who a short while into her marriage to Pip Bin suddenly comes down with a mysterious rash of fainting, which Pip's doctor proclaims is a sign of the dread Nonspecific Weakness. Despite Pip's efforts, Flora Diesearly dies (though it is suggested that this is more from the medicine Pip bought, rather than the illness itself).
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14th Apr '15 12:12:21 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* April Hunter was born with pneumonia and later found out she had "chronic lung disease" when competing in an Iron woman contest lead to her needing an emergency inhaler.



* April Hunter was born with pneumonia and later found out she had "chronic lung disease" when competing in an Iron woman contest lead to her needing an emergency inhaler.
14th Apr '15 12:11:59 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* April Hunter was born with pneumonia and later found out she had "chronic lung disease" when competing in an Iron woman contest lead to her needing an emergency inhaler.
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