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19th Jun '16 6:58:26 PM MikeW
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* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' had the ghost of a little girl who had died after being poisoned by her mother in order to gain sympathy from outsiders. After her death, the mother turned her attentions on her little sister.

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* ''Film/TheSixthSense'' had the ghost of a little girl who had died after being poisoned by her mother in order to gain sympathy from outsiders. After her death, the mother turned her attentions on her little sister. The girl's ghost gets Cole to find a videotape she had made showing the poisoning which he shows to the father, who angrily confronts his wife at the post-funeral service.



* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had this exposed in "Sick", a case that actually centered on [[{{Expy}} a thinly-veiled Michael Jackson analogue]]. The parental figure of the second accuser is the one proven to commit abuse of the child.

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' had this exposed in "Sick", a case that actually centered on [[{{Expy}} a thinly-veiled Michael Jackson analogue]]. The parental figure of the second accuser is the one proven to commit abuse of the child. She turns some evidence against the millionaire in exchange for immunity on the poisoning. However, Novak still decides to prosecute her for fraud for all the hundreds of thousands she's raised through donations for the "illness."
15th Jun '16 2:02:20 PM Willbyr
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', Princess Clara spends an episode caring for Wooldoor and [[WithFriendsLikeThese making sure]] that he still needs to be cared for. The show even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by having the bottle of pipe cleaner she feeds him say "Not to be used for Munchausen by Proxy" on the label.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', Princess Clara spends an episode caring for Wooldoor and [[WithFriendsLikeThese making sure]] that he still needs to be cared for. The show even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by having the bottle of pipe cleaner she feeds him say "Not to be used for Munchausen by Proxy" on the label.label.

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15th Jun '16 2:02:06 PM Willbyr
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!!Examples

!!!Munchausen Syndrome

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!!Munchausen
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* ''FrankenFran'' has the [[TooKinkyToTorture five patients]] in "People of Unusual Tastes" that each kill themselves so that they can be treated and revived by Fran. They manage to even freak out ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror Fran herself]]''.

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* ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has the [[TooKinkyToTorture five patients]] in "People of Unusual Tastes" that each kill themselves so that they can be treated and revived by Fran. They manage to even freak out ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror Fran herself]]''.



!!! Munchausens by Proxy

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', Princess Clara spends an episode caring for Wooldoor and [[WithFriendsLikeThese making sure]] that he still needs to be cared for. The show even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by having the bottle of pipe cleaner she feeds him say "Not to be used for Munchausen by Proxy" on the label.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', Princess Clara spends an episode caring for Wooldoor and [[WithFriendsLikeThese making sure]] that he still needs to be cared for. The show even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by having the bottle of pipe cleaner she feeds him say "Not to be used for Munchausen by Proxy" on the label.
20th Apr '16 6:13:56 PM misswinchester
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* In Season 3 episode 5 of Supernatural, Sam and Dean investigate the spirit of a girl who is close to death and in a coma ever since her mother made her drink bleach to gain attention and pity.

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* In Season 3 episode 5 of Supernatural, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' , Sam and Dean investigate the spirit of a girl who is close to death and in a coma ever since her mother made her drink bleach to gain attention and pity.
20th Apr '16 6:10:36 PM misswinchester
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* In Season 3 episode 5 of Supernatural, Sam and Dean investigate the spirit of a girl who is close to death and in a coma ever since her mother made her drink bleach to gain attention and pity.
20th Dec '15 11:42:58 AM LancelotG
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* In Tana French's ''In the Woods,'' the detective protagonists discover strange bouts of illness in the medical records of the murdered girl and speculate Munchausen by proxy. [[spoiler:Although this guess proves incorrect, they're right about one thing: she was being poisoned by a family member.]]
20th Dec '15 11:38:02 AM LancelotG
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* A large plot point in Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.

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* A large plot point in Sharp Objects ''Sharp Objects'' by Gillian Flynn.
9th Dec '15 1:50:59 PM Redmess
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In some cases they'll even go so far as to involve other people, making ''them'' sick in order to capitalize on the attention of taking care of a sick child. This is called Munchausen's by Proxy. For all the details, see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factitious_disorder ThatOtherWiki]]. "Munchausen by proxy server" is not an official term, but internet slang for someone who exaggerates or fakes various conditions and illnesses online for money, sympathy, or just to be a {{troll}}.

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In some cases they'll even go so far as to involve other people, making ''them'' sick in order to capitalize on the attention of taking care of a sick child. This is called Munchausen's Munchausen by Proxy. For all the details, see [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factitious_disorder ThatOtherWiki]]. "Munchausen Munchausen by proxy server" Internet is not an official term, but internet slang for someone who exaggerates or fakes various conditions and illnesses online for money, sympathy, or just to be a {{troll}}.
4th Nov '15 10:40:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Australian Show ''ReviewWithMylesBarlow'' has Myles reviewing sympathy in the second season. In search of sympathy, Myles lies and hurts himself.
* The mother in "The Masks" episode of ''TheTwilightZone'' was either this or a hypochondriac. She complained about how she was braving through a serious illness to visit her dying father, and many other instances in the past were implied.

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* The Australian Show ''ReviewWithMylesBarlow'' ''Series/ReviewWithMylesBarlow'' has Myles reviewing sympathy in the second season. In search of sympathy, Myles lies and hurts himself.
* The mother in "The Masks" episode of ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' was either this or a hypochondriac. She complained about how she was braving through a serious illness to visit her dying father, and many other instances in the past were implied.
18th Oct '15 5:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThePractice'': AmoralAttorney Hannah Rose helped a client to walk away with rape by pointing out the victim had been previously diagnosed with Munchausen, despite the dubious nature of why the doctor who made that diagnosis decided to do it.

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* ''ThePractice'': ''Series/ThePractice'': AmoralAttorney Hannah Rose helped a client to walk away with rape by pointing out the victim had been previously diagnosed with Munchausen, despite the dubious nature of why the doctor who made that diagnosis decided to do it.
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