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2nd Apr '16 7:43:33 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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** Although Alzheimers' 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 Alzheimers' 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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* [[spoiler:Shuichi Kitaoka/Kamen Rider Zolda]] from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' is revealed to have one of those, it's actually his main ulterior reason for entering the Rider Battle. Very vaguely described and with no apparent symptoms other than the occasional fainting and easily acted spasms, but it's terminal (he had a few months left at best at some point) and incurable. The novel reportedly had him have Alzheimer's instead, which is odd since he looked to be barely in his [=30s=] in the show.
24th Mar '16 4:14:16 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in non-American soaps, which are more concerned with realism. The closest thing seen on ''HomeAndAway'' is probably diabetes.
** Although Alzheimers' 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 ''CoronationStreet''

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* Averted in non-American soaps, which are more concerned with realism. The closest thing seen on ''HomeAndAway'' ''Series/HomeAndAway'' is probably diabetes.
** Although Alzheimers' 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 ''CoronationStreet''''Series/CoronationStreet''
8th Mar '16 1:30:53 AM eroock
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-> Her condition was a case of ''terminal moe'', a dangerous illness which crops up in anime whenever they want to make a character more sympathetic through illness but don't want to actually attribute a real illness to them.
-->--''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1263379/gabriel_blessing Gabriel Blessing]] comment on the real illness behind [[{{Sekirei}} Chiho]]'s condition''

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-> Her ->''"Her condition was a case of ''terminal moe'', a dangerous illness which crops up in anime whenever they want to make a character more sympathetic through illness but don't want to actually attribute a real illness to them.
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-->-- ''[[http://www.
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5th Mar '16 1:40:52 PM Anddrix
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* Sandovsky's Syndrome from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'', a Moroi-exclusive disease, which was slowly killing Victor Dashkov.

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* Sandovsky's Syndrome from In ''Literature/VampireAcademy'', Viktor Dashkov is ill with Sandovsky's Syndrome, a Moroi-exclusive disease, which was is slowly killing Victor Dashkov.him.
28th Feb '16 2:36:27 PM skteosk
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** 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.
20th Feb '16 12:51:47 PM Minni128
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* Played with. While her sister, Ryuuko's illness was implied here and there in ''Through Thick and Thin'' as being cancer (i.e, her being a special diet and being treated with chemotherapy), Satsuki's illness isn't too spelled out, however, she was being treated at home on medication, before being hospitalized for surgeries, making her's more vague.

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* Played with. While her sister, Ryuuko's illness was implied here and there in ''Through Thick and Thin'' as being cancer (i.e, her being a special diet and being treated with chemotherapy), chemotherapy) an, in a prequel, outright stated to be "Non-Hodgekin's Lymphoma", Satsuki's illness isn't too spelled out, however, she was being treated at home on medication, before being hospitalized for surgeries, making her's more vague.
12th Feb '16 8:41:42 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]].
7th Feb '16 11:56:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Magazine/{{MAD}} referred to this as "Old Movie Disease" in their parody of the movie ''LoveStory'', along with the claim that it makes you more attractive so you can die a beautiful death.

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* Magazine/{{MAD}} referred to this as "Old Movie Disease" in their parody of the movie ''LoveStory'', ''Film/LoveStory'', along with the claim that it makes you more attractive so you can die a beautiful death.
6th Feb '16 5:01:01 PM Psyga315
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* ''Manga/IllBoyIllGirl'' has a disease that has no particular ill effects outside of (possibly) coughing up black blood. The only huge effect it has is that names, faces, and practically anything that relates to a person is, in the eyes of the infected, blotted out or obscured. The only faces they ''can'' see are other people who are infected.
31st Jan '16 11:48:14 AM StFan
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* Similarly Tsukimi's deceased mother in ''PrincessJellyfish'' had a vague, deteriorating disease that apparently lasted a few years. Eventually she was hospitalized and died.

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* Similarly Tsukimi's deceased mother in ''PrincessJellyfish'' ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' had a vague, deteriorating disease that apparently lasted a few years. Eventually she was hospitalized and died.
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