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7th Jul '15 7:15:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''{{LOST}}'' when Shannon has an asthma attack, Jack is surprised that she is asthmatic saying that he's never seen her use an inhaler, Boone replies by saying she uses it when no ones looking because "She's been embarrassed about it since she was a little kid; I guess breathing's not cool."

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''{{LOST}}'' ''Series/{{LOST}}'' when Shannon has an asthma attack, Jack is surprised that she is asthmatic saying that he's never seen her use an inhaler, Boone replies by saying she uses it when no ones looking because "She's been embarrassed about it since she was a little kid; I guess breathing's not cool."
1st Jun '15 10:46:59 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Eddie in Creator/StephenKing's ''{{IT}}'' uses an inhaler. It even becomes a plot-point.

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* Eddie in Creator/StephenKing's ''{{IT}}'' ''Literature/{{IT}}'' uses an inhaler. It even becomes a plot-point.
26th Mar '15 8:26:22 PM Lenoxus
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** A variation: Penny mentions that her entry into the comic book store alone "gave two guys asthma attacks".
18th Nov '14 4:43:32 PM Kinola
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* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically.

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* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically. The inhaler became a ChekhovsGun during a fight.
5th Nov '14 1:49:40 PM yoyology
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* The main character in ''Ophelia and the Marvelous Boys'' by Karen Foxlee uses an inhaler. She is a [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] who suffers from [[GenreBlindness Genre Blindness]] and is very focused on science and reason. She uses the inhaler as a [[SecurityBlanket security blanket]] and her asthma is triggered by fear.

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* The main character in ''Ophelia and the Marvelous Boys'' ''Literature/OpheliaAndTheMarvelousBoys'' by Karen Foxlee uses an inhaler. She is a [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] who suffers from [[GenreBlindness Genre Blindness]] and is very focused on science and reason. She uses the inhaler as a [[SecurityBlanket security blanket]] and her asthma is triggered by fear.
5th Nov '14 11:45:09 AM yoyology
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* The main character in ''Ophelia and the Marvelous Boys'' by Karen Foxlee uses an inhaler. She is a [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] who suffers from [[GenreBlindness Genre Blindness]] and is very focused on science and reason. She uses the inhaler as a [[SecurityBlanket security blanket]] and her asthma is triggered by fear.
18th Sep '14 4:52:41 PM Lenoxus
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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' shows the very-nerdy Dexter using an inhaler after encountering a large glob of dust.
19th Jul '14 1:07:08 PM erforce
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* Averted by Wheezy Joe in ''IntolerableCruelty'', [[HandicappedBadass a killer for hire with asthma]] whose VaderBreath is heard whenever he's onscreen. [[spoiler: He dies when he accidentally puts his gun instead of his inhaler in his mouth during the confused fight between him and the attorneys and pulls the trigger.]]
* Subverted in BlackHawkDown as nobody would try to claim any of the soldiers were the nerdy type.

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* Averted by Wheezy Joe in ''IntolerableCruelty'', ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'', [[HandicappedBadass a killer for hire with asthma]] whose VaderBreath is heard whenever he's onscreen. [[spoiler: He dies when he accidentally puts his gun instead of his inhaler in his mouth during the confused fight between him and the attorneys and pulls the trigger.]]
* Subverted in BlackHawkDown ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' as nobody would try to claim any of the soldiers were the nerdy type.
29th Apr '14 11:21:49 AM LongLiveHumour
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Before inhalers, some people with weak health/lung problems (notably Creator/RobertLouisStevenson and HGWells) turned bookworm to entertain themselves when confined to bed and ended up with literary careers. Improved technology (visual media and inhalers) now gives us this trope as visual shorthand.

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Before inhalers, some people with weak health/lung problems (notably Creator/RobertLouisStevenson and HGWells) Creator/HGWells) turned bookworm to entertain themselves when confined to bed and ended up with literary careers. Improved technology (visual media and inhalers) now gives us this trope as visual shorthand.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' 50th Anniversary gives us Osgood, a scientist fangirl of The Doctor's who requires one of these whenever her hero is in the room. Her inhaler becomes a plot point when a Zygon impersonates her and needs the inhaler for itself.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' 50th Anniversary gives us Osgood, a scientist fangirl of The the Doctor's who requires one of these whenever her hero is in the room. Her inhaler becomes a plot point when a Zygon impersonates her and needs the inhaler for itself.
19th Feb '14 6:02:01 PM PapercutChainsaw
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' 50th Anniversary gives us Osgood, a scientist fangirl of The Doctor's who requires one of these whenever her hero is in the room. Her inhaler becomes a plot point when a Zygon impersonates her and needs the inhaler for itself.
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