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18th Apr '18 10:20:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DarknessBurning'' after [[spoiler:an InterruptedSuicide attempt]] Elsa is described as "ill" instead of specifying that she suffers from depression. This causes people outside her family to speculate exactly what the illness is. Elsa herself refers to her depression as being a "darkness".

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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/DarknessBurning'' after [[spoiler:an InterruptedSuicide attempt]] Elsa is described as "ill" instead of specifying that she suffers from depression. This causes people outside her family to speculate exactly what the illness is. Elsa herself refers to her depression as being a "darkness". It's also worth nothing that "depression" being used to refer to Major Depression didn't become commonplace until the 1860s, and ''Frozen'' takes place in the 1840s, so it's possible that the characters don't have a word to describe Elsa's illness.
14th Apr '18 12:56:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Itachi dies of a disease that causes fits of coughing and BloodFromTheMouth, that he was receiving treatment for. ''Most'' fans think it was tuberculosis or something along those lines, but the disease itself is never actually named.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Itachi dies of a disease that causes fits of coughing and BloodFromTheMouth, that he was receiving treatment for. ''Most'' fans think it was tuberculosis or something along those lines, but the disease itself is never actually named.



* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10593518/1/Darkness-Burning Darkness Burning]]'' after [[spoiler:an InterruptedSuicide attempt]] Elsa is described as "ill" instead of specifying she suffers from depression. This causes people outside her family to speculate exactly what the illness is. Elsa herself refers to her depression as being a "darkness".

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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10593518/1/Darkness-Burning Darkness Burning]]'' ''Fanfic/DarknessBurning'' after [[spoiler:an InterruptedSuicide attempt]] Elsa is described as "ill" instead of specifying that she suffers from depression. This causes people outside her family to speculate exactly what the illness is. Elsa herself refers to her depression as being a "darkness".
21st Mar '18 3:41:13 AM lakingsif
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Compare DiseaseByAnyOtherName, which is a disease which isn't known to the characters, but is by the audience.

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Compare DiseaseByAnyOtherName, which is a disease which isn't known to the characters, but is by the audience.
audience. Contrast TheTopicOfCancer and TragicAIDSStory, for the respective awkwardness and tension that mentioning such diseases by name can cause.
10th Mar '18 7:44:52 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* Among certain ethnic divisions of Judaism, merely ''saying'' the Hebrew word for "cancer" (סרטן, pronounced "Sartan") is considered inviting it into the body. It is, instead, only referred to as "The Disease" (המחלה), [[SpellMyNameWithAThe with the Hebrew equivalent of "The"]].



* Among certain ethnic divisions of Judaism, merely ''saying'' the Hebrew word for "cancer" (סרטן, pronounced "Sartan") is considered inviting it into the body. It is, instead, only referred to as "The Disease" (המחלה), [[SpellMyNameWithAThe with the Hebrew equivalent of "The"]].
10th Mar '18 7:44:22 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* Among certain ethnic divisions of Judaism, merely ''saying'' the Hebrew word for "cancer" (סרטן, pronounced "Sartan") is considered inviting it into the body. It is, instead, only referred to as "The Disease" (המחלה), [[SpellMyNameWithAThe with the Hebrew equivalent of "The"]].
5th Mar '18 4:57:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Passion'' by Creator/StephenSondheim and James Lapine, nobody, not even the doctor, explains what Fosca's disease is.

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* In ''Passion'' ''{{Theatre/Passion}}'' by Creator/StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim and James Lapine, nobody, not even the doctor, explains what Fosca's disease is.
21st Feb '18 4:38:17 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'': Agnes' terminal disease that gets her killed halfway through the film. The disease's name is never stated outright, but is strongly implied to be uterine cancer because of her pained writhing and how the doctor examines her.
18th Feb '18 11:01:58 AM angie710
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', Mrs. Okuda is suffering from tuberculosis at the beginning of the story, though it is usually referred to as "consumption" instead of by its proper name. She and Takiko's governess wish to keep the illness a secret, because the social stigma might jeopardize [[ValuesDissonance 17-year-old Takiko's]] ability to get married. (Takiko's classmates seem to know that the Okuda family moved to Morioka from Tokyo because of an illness, though they don't know all the details, and gossip constantly about it.)
18th Feb '18 10:55:30 AM angie710
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* In ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'', Mrs. Kusakabi is hospitalized, though what for is never stated outright. It is thought to be tuberculosis.
18th Feb '18 10:52:15 AM angie710
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Itachi dies of a disease that causes fits of coughing and BloodFromTheMouth, that he was receiving treatment for. ''Most'' fans think it was tuberculosis or something along those lines, but the disease itself is never actually named.
** In the {{Filler}} arc, Kimimaro dies of a very similar disease, which may or may not be the same thing.
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