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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".
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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.
''Series/CoronationStreet''
27th May '16 3:15:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** "That was so terrible, I think you gave me cancer!"
27th May '16 3:14:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/DancerInTheDark'', a drama and musical film, focuses on a female protagonist who has a genetic disease that causes her vision to weaken as she gets older. Early on in the film, she is already clinically blind, and this serves as a big element of the plot.

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* ''Film/DancerInTheDark'', a drama and musical film, focuses on a female protagonist who has a genetic disease that causes her vision to weaken as she gets older. Early on in the film, she is already clinically legally blind, and this serves as a big element of the plot.



* The first episode of ''MrShow'' opens with Ronnie Dobbs doing a PSA for his disease "Entitilitus." He notes that no one knows where it comes from or what it is but "entitilitus kills." Toward the end of the episode, when Terry sells the rights to make a {{Biopic}} of Ronnie [[spoiler:after he dies]], movie!Ronnie reveals to movie!Terry that he suffers from entitilitus [[spoiler: [[DiedInYourArmsTonight then dies in his arms]]]].

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* The first episode of ''MrShow'' opens with Ronnie Dobbs doing a PSA for his disease "Entitilitus." He notes that no one knows where it comes from or what it is is, but "entitilitus kills." Toward the end of the episode, when Terry sells the rights to make a {{Biopic}} of Ronnie [[spoiler:after he dies]], movie!Ronnie dies]]. In the film, the Ronnie reveals to movie!Terry Terry that he suffers from entitilitus [[spoiler: [[DiedInYourArmsTonight then dies in his arms]]]].arms]].


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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.
13th May '16 11:51:32 AM Minni128
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* The illness an implied to be SecretlyDying Ryuuko has in ''Raindrops'' is not named, yet the symptoms are vaguely described, although it is severe and does result in her death. Averted in the case of Satsuki in ''Sunshnine'', who explains that she has leukemiia and was LivingOnBorrowedTime.

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* The illness an implied to be SecretlyDying Ryuuko has in ''Raindrops'' is not named, yet the symptoms are vaguely described, although it is severe and does result in her death. Averted in the case of Satsuki in ''Sunshnine'', ''Sunshine'', who explains that she has leukemiia leukemia and was LivingOnBorrowedTime.
5th May '16 7:52:39 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 children and spits out teenagers.

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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.teenagers or even adults.
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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