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31st Aug '16 6:27:55 PM BURGINABC
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* Tiny Tim in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' by Creator/CharlesDickens is likely the UrExample .

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* Tiny Tim in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' by Creator/CharlesDickens is likely an UnbuiltTrope version. Unlike most examples, his illness is not ''necessarily'' fatal, it is just that the UrExample .Cratchits are too poor to afford treatment, which is why he dies in the alternate future. So when Scrooge has his change of heart and increases Bob's salary, Tim presumably doesn't succumb to his illness.
31st Aug '16 6:18:32 PM BURGINABC
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* Tiny Tim in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' by Creator/CharlesDickens is likely the Urexample .

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* Tiny Tim in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' by Creator/CharlesDickens is likely the Urexample .UrExample .
31st Aug '16 6:17:15 PM BURGINABC
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* The weeping, screaming, [[BodyHorror hideously-deformed]] Baby from ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' fits this description, except that it ''is not TheWoobie''.
** Rather infamously, Creator/DavidLynch '''refuses''' to explain what The Baby really is made of.
*** Hmmm... Ever read "Pickman's Model"?
3rd Aug '16 9:00:19 AM ironballs16
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* In ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'', the anti-smoking MoralGuardians attempt to use "Cancer Boy" as a trump card in a television appearance against tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor. It backfires, after which point one MoralGuardian even complains to his aide that the Littlest Cancer Patient they picked wasn't sick enough. (Specifically, it backfires because Naylor claims the MoralGuardians want Cancer Boy dead while the tobacco industry doesn't want to lose a valuable customer.)

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* In ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking'', the anti-smoking MoralGuardians attempt to use "Cancer Boy" as a trump card in a television appearance against tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor. It backfires, after which point one MoralGuardian even Senator Finistirre complains to his aide that the Littlest Cancer Patient they picked wasn't sick enough. (Specifically, it backfires because Naylor claims the MoralGuardians want Cancer Boy dead while the tobacco industry doesn't want to lose a valuable customer.))
-->'''Sen. Finistirre''': When you're looking for a cancer kid, he should be hopeless. He should have a wheelchair, he should have trouble talking, he should have a little pet goldfish in a Zip-lock bag. Hopeless!
15th Jul '16 2:03:05 PM Willbyr
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* A surprisingly well-done and heartbreaking case in the ''NaruTaru'' manga, [[spoiler: ActionMom Jane Franklin teams up with Shiina to rescue her son Robert, the LCP of the story, who is also a Dragon Bearer, and who's been kidnapped by the Japanese government so they can use him for their purposes. The child even dies in her arms peacefully after they rescue him.]]

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* A surprisingly well-done and heartbreaking case in the ''NaruTaru'' ''Manga/NaruTaru'' manga, [[spoiler: ActionMom Jane Franklin teams up with Shiina to rescue her son Robert, the LCP of the story, who is also a Dragon Bearer, and who's been kidnapped by the Japanese government so they can use him for their purposes. The child even dies in her arms peacefully after they rescue him.]]
10th Jul '16 4:38:22 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In a rare adult version (and not televised in the hospital), professional wrestler Zach Gowan lost one of his legs as a kid (and met Hulk Hogan in the process), but gained a contract in both the Wrestling/{{WWE}} and {{TNA}} on separate occasions. He does an impressive moonsault, which he used on--of all wrestlers--Big Show to earn his WWE contract storyline-wise. Never really took off in the burying, a combination of Vince [=McMahon=] and the booking crew forcing him into a {{Jobber}} role, and Gowan apparently being a jerkass with a severe entitlement complex behind the scenes. Still... ''one-legged moonsaults''!

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* In a rare adult version (and not televised in the hospital), professional wrestler Zach Gowan lost one of his legs as a kid (and met Hulk Hogan in the process), but gained a contract in both the Wrestling/{{WWE}} and {{TNA}} Wrestling/{{TNA}} on separate occasions. He does an impressive moonsault, which he used on--of all wrestlers--Big Show to earn his WWE contract storyline-wise. Never really took off in the burying, a combination of Vince [=McMahon=] and the booking crew forcing him into a {{Jobber}} role, and Gowan apparently being a jerkass with a severe entitlement complex behind the scenes. Still... ''one-legged moonsaults''!
7th Jun '16 7:53:22 AM Kirayoshi
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* In ''Faans'', one of them stands up to Keith. Keith lights him on fire with an offhand backhand while yawning. This pretty much says all you need to know about Keith. One of the few cases where the limited ContractualImmortality does not apply.

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* In ''Faans'', ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'', one of them stands up to Keith. Keith lights him on fire with an offhand backhand while yawning. This pretty much says all you need to know about Keith. One of the few cases where the limited ContractualImmortality does not apply.
5th Jun '16 2:12:19 PM nombretomado
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** Dakota Fanning also had a role on ''{{ER}}'' as a kid with leukemia who'd been in a car accident. That's Littlest Cancer Patient UpToEleven right there.

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** Dakota Fanning also had a role on ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' as a kid with leukemia who'd been in a car accident. That's Littlest Cancer Patient UpToEleven right there.



* Subverted in the ''PushingDaisies'' episode "Corpsicle": The littlest cancer patient (well, littlest heart condition patient) is a complete JerkAss who takes out his bitterness about his condition on everyone else. When the Wish-A-Wish Foundation lady comes by, his wish is "for those insurance company jerks who rejected my transplant application to keel over and die."

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* Subverted in the ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' episode "Corpsicle": The littlest cancer patient (well, littlest heart condition patient) is a complete JerkAss who takes out his bitterness about his condition on everyone else. When the Wish-A-Wish Foundation lady comes by, his wish is "for those insurance company jerks who rejected my transplant application to keel over and die."
4th Jun '16 1:02:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanRadio: Although it's consumption she has, little Eva in ''UncleTomsCabin'' [[{{Glurge}} definitely qualifies]]. When she dies a peaceful and saintly death, all the slaves present convert.

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* OlderThanRadio: Although it's consumption she has, little Eva in ''UncleTomsCabin'' ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' [[{{Glurge}} definitely qualifies]]. When she dies a peaceful and saintly death, all the slaves present convert.



* The half-Clan boy Rydag in Jean Auel's ''[[EarthsChildren The Mammoth Hunters]]'' exemplifies this trope. Oh, and KidsAreCruel, too.

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* The half-Clan boy Rydag in Jean Auel's ''[[EarthsChildren ''[[Literature/EarthsChildren The Mammoth Hunters]]'' exemplifies this trope. Oh, and KidsAreCruel, too.



* Beth March from ''LittleWomen''. [[TearJerker Played heartbreakingly well]].

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* Beth March from ''LittleWomen''.''Literature/LittleWomen''. [[TearJerker Played heartbreakingly well]].
20th May '16 5:09:58 PM nombretomado
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** Though the game is never entirely clear on this. It seems to suggest that she actually does exhibit signs of illness at times, and in the PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease, she collapses at one point and has to be brought back from a coma by having the Agogo Queen Mother absorb some of her astra, which glows more brightly than anyone else's in the world.

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** Though the game is never entirely clear on this. It seems to suggest that she actually does exhibit signs of illness at times, and in the PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 UpdatedRerelease, she collapses at one point and has to be brought back from a coma by having the Agogo Queen Mother absorb some of her astra, which glows more brightly than anyone else's in the world.
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