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26th Jan '17 11:20:08 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[{{Literature/Foundation}} Foundation and Empire]]'', Emperor Cleon II suffers from some painful and unknown disease which no one can cure.

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* In ''[[{{Literature/Foundation}} Foundation and Empire]]'', ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'', Emperor Cleon II suffers from some painful and unknown disease which no one can cure.
25th Dec '16 10:26:50 AM lucy24
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* Although Alzheimer's Disease, which normally takes years and years to build up, not only progressed ten times faster than real life, but then slew Mike Baldwin in a matter of mere ''months'' in ''Series/CoronationStreet''

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* Although Alzheimer's Disease, which normally takes years and years to build up, not only progressed ten times faster than real life, but then slew Mike Baldwin in a matter of mere ''months'' in ''Series/CoronationStreet''
12th Nov '16 11:18:38 AM Gamermaster
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* Subverted by Hayate in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. While her doctors have no clue as to why the paralysis in her legs is slowly moving up her body, the Wolkenritter and the audience are all too aware that it's being caused by the [[ArtifactOfDeath Book of Darkness]].

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* Subverted Inverted by Hayate in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''. While her doctors have no clue as to why the paralysis in her legs is slowly moving up her body, the Wolkenritter and the audience are all too aware that it's being caused by the [[ArtifactOfDeath Book of Darkness]].
25th Oct '16 3:40:46 PM nombretomado
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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, while they are not terminal, although severe, some of the illnesses Ryuuko suffers from are not named and neither are her symptoms described, however, she is often seen attached to machines and intravenous drips. This is played with in ''Room 002108'', chapter 9, where it is stated by an American doctor that she has some unknown illness, the which turned into septicemia, which implies it was some kind of bacterial infection, causing her blood to poison her, the which almost killed her or should have.
* ''Gensokyo20XX'' series:

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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, ''Webcomic/KillLaKillAU'', while they are not terminal, although severe, some of the illnesses Ryuuko suffers from are not named and neither are her symptoms described, however, she is often seen attached to machines and intravenous drips. This is played with in ''Room 002108'', chapter 9, where it is stated by an American doctor that she has some unknown illness, the which turned into septicemia, which implies it was some kind of bacterial infection, causing her blood to poison her, the which almost killed her or should have.
* ''Gensokyo20XX'' ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series:
22nd Sep '16 9:57:37 AM jccw227
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* Also mocked in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. Theodore gets hooked on a soap opera where one of the characters has a disease called Zomboid Rigadosis. Alvin and Simon try to convince him it isn't real, but they all panic when Dave appears to have become stiff and motionless, and try to find a way to cure him. It was actually a wax statue.

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* Also mocked in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. Theodore gets hooked on a soap opera where one of the characters has a disease called Zomboid Rigadosis. Alvin and Simon try to convince him it isn't real, but they all panic when Dave appears to have become stiff and motionless, and try to find a way to cure him. It was actually a wax statue. Things get especially amusing when they try to take "Dave" out to get some sun, and he begins to melt.
8th Aug '16 8:29:15 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'', the disease that Satsuki and Mei's mother has is never revealed.

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* In ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'', the disease that Satsuki and Mei's mother has is never revealed.revealed, though it is [[WordOfDante believed by many fans]] to be tuberculosis.
8th Aug '16 8:27:53 PM MsChibi
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A common mutation anywhere is the IncurableCoughOfDeath; a terminal illness with no symptoms of any kind besides coughing. More likely than not evolved from VictorianNovelDisease. The character may insist the illness is DefinitelyJustACold. Not to be confused with SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome, which isn't actually a disease so much as a PlotHole that sucks up babies and children and spits out teenagers or even adults.

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A common mutation anywhere is the IncurableCoughOfDeath; a terminal illness with no symptoms of any kind besides coughing. More likely than not evolved from VictorianNovelDisease. The character may insist the illness is DefinitelyJustACold. Not to be confused with SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome, which isn't actually a disease so much as a PlotHole that sucks up babies and children and spits out [[SheIsAllGrownUp teenagers or even adults.adults]].
6th Jun '16 7:07:45 AM Minni128
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* In the ''Gensokyo20XX'' series, this is played straight in six instances. The first time is with Keine and, besides the fact it was terminal, the symptoms were only described as "pneumonia and lumps in her lungs". The second time is with Reimu's mother, Reiko, and she passed away of a long term illness, although this is justified in that they didn't know what she has and neither could they diagnose it but it is implied to have had something to do the radioactive fallout. The third time is with Ran and, apparently, it's chronic but not terminal, however, it does leave her with bouts paralysis. Likewise, the same occurred with Yume Ni and her chronic illness, the which she's passed away from and with Reimu and frequent illness (the which are treated with intravenous therapy) and Renko's illness which caused her a degree of brain damage, leading to some degree of blindness and memory loss.

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* In the ''Gensokyo20XX'' series, this is played straight in six instances. The first time is with Keine series:
**Keine
and, besides the fact it was terminal, the symptoms were only described as "pneumonia and lumps in her lungs". The lungs".
**The
second time is with Reimu's mother, Reiko, and she passed away of a long term illness, although this is justified in that they didn't know what she has and neither could they diagnose it but it is implied to have had something to do the radioactive fallout. The third time is with fallout.
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Ran and, apparently, it's chronic but not terminal, however, it does leave her with bouts paralysis. paralysis (the authoress describes it as being similar to multiple sclerosis). Likewise, the same occurred with Yume Ni and her chronic illness, the which she's passed away from and with from.
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Reimu and frequent illness (the which are treated with intravenous therapy) and Renko's illness which caused her a degree of brain damage, leading to some degree of blindness and memory loss.
27th May '16 3:17:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Vikings}}'': In season 3, Ragnar's health slowly starts to deteriorate. Whether it's from some illness, an accumulation of battle wounds, or a combination of the two, it's never revealed. When hey gets back to Kattegat, he's bedridden and everyone assumes that he's dying. However, he eventually makes a slow and equally unexplained recovery.

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* ''Series/{{Vikings}}'': In season 3, Ragnar's health slowly starts to deteriorate.deteriorate while besieging Paris. Whether it's from some illness, an accumulation of battle wounds, or a combination of the two, it's never revealed. When hey gets back to Kattegat, he's bedridden and everyone assumes that he's dying. However, he eventually makes a slow and equally unexplained recovery. recovery in season 4.
27th May '16 3:16:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Averted in non-American soaps, which are more concerned with realism. The closest thing seen on ''Series/HomeAndAway'' is probably diabetes.
** Although Alzheimer's Disease, which normally takes years and years to build up, not only progressed ten times faster than real life, but then slew Mike Baldwin in a matter of mere ''months'' in ''Series/CoronationStreet''
** There was also the infamous 1995 "plague" storyline in ''{{Brookside}}''. Five people die of an unexplained virus, everyone else shrugs their shoulders and gets on with their lives.

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* Averted in non-American soaps, which are more concerned with realism. The closest thing seen on ''Series/HomeAndAway'' is probably diabetes.
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Although Alzheimer's Disease, which normally takes years and years to build up, not only progressed ten times faster than real life, but then slew Mike Baldwin in a matter of mere ''months'' in ''Series/CoronationStreet''
** There was also the infamous 1995 "plague" storyline in ''{{Brookside}}''. Five people die of an unexplained virus, everyone else shrugs their shoulders and gets on with their lives.
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