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21st Feb '17 3:48:31 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The ship's doctor from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''. He was naive(he didn't have the slightest idea that a hijacking was going on), but he was a good officer who kept order among the crew when the Red October was abandoned, he was caring about the sailor's welfare, and he would well qualify as a WorthyOpponent.
* Monk, the SEAL Medic in ''Film/TheAbyss'. Of all the [=SEALs=] that board Deep Core, he is the only one who seems inclined to deal with the rig crew as human beings. When faced with a medical situation he is not trained for (Jammer's coma) he does what little he can and apologises that he can't do more. Of course, since he has a [[MeaningfulName religious name]] in a Creator/JamesCameron film, his being a basically good guy was pretty much guaranteed from the get-go.

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* The ship's doctor from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''. He was naive(he naive (he didn't have the slightest idea that a hijacking was going on), but he was a good officer who kept order among the crew when the Red October was abandoned, he was caring about the sailor's welfare, and he would well qualify as a WorthyOpponent.
* Monk, the SEAL Medic in ''Film/TheAbyss'.''Film/TheAbyss''. Of all the [=SEALs=] that board Deep Core, he is the only one who seems inclined to deal with the rig crew as human beings. When faced with a medical situation he is not trained for (Jammer's coma) he does what little he can and apologises that he can't do more. Of course, since he has a [[MeaningfulName religious name]] in a Creator/JamesCameron film, his being a basically good guy was pretty much guaranteed from the get-go.



* Mikey( [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent er... Not Mikey?]] ) is this in the Series/{{JAG}} episode ''Each Of Us Angels''. Of course that one is a medical drama and most of the characters are medical personal. But the others are mostly nurses while "not Mikey" is a front line Corpsman.

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* Mikey( Mikey ( [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent er... Not Mikey?]] ) Mikey?]]) is this in the Series/{{JAG}} episode ''Each Of Us Angels''. Of course that one is a medical drama and most of the characters are medical personal. But the others are mostly nurses while "not Mikey" is a front line Corpsman.
19th Feb '17 8:46:00 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', Sharers are a special denomination among Hananja's priests who harvest the dreamichor from the dreams of her faithful and use it to heal those in need. It's even possible to regrow limbs and cure genetic diseases this way.
15th Feb '17 1:25:58 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Talisa of Volantis accompanies Robb's army to tend the wounded on both sides.
3rd Feb '17 11:23:25 AM amysteriousravioli
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* Dalton in ''Literature/AlongTheWindingRoad''. Probably would have been a better idea for Charlotte to bring one along in the first place, but luckily she meets a guy who knows a guy. She may not have been able to sneak a doctor out of the village, anyway.
2nd Feb '17 9:57:50 PM ZootyCutie94
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has the aptly named [[PunnyName Medix]] tribe, an entire tribe consisting of doctors, dentists, and surgeons of various types.
25th Jan '17 6:55:52 AM Gosicrystal
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** By alternative, Tails has an ability that replenishes HP and PP simultaneously at deployment and for the next three rounds, and it STACKS! He also packs an armor debuff, an attribute debuff for organics and machines alike, a defense buff for one person, and a buff that grants the target an extra action, AND he acts twice compared to Cream's once. He's more of a Green than a White, though, but it's a good idea to have both for when the team needs to split up. Oh, did I mention Cream's optional and [[LostForever missable]]?

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** By alternative, Tails has an ability that replenishes HP and PP simultaneously at deployment and for the next three rounds, and it STACKS! He also packs an armor debuff, an attribute debuff for organics and machines alike, a defense buff for one person, and a buff that grants the target an extra action, AND he acts twice compared to Cream's once. He's more of a Green than a White, though, but it's a good idea to have both for when the team needs to split up. Oh, did I we mention Cream's optional and [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent missable]]?
6th Jan '17 8:07:47 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Asa Shigure, Kareha, and Nerine from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}!''. In a twist, [[spoiler: Asa [[RefusalOfTheCall rejects her "role" as healer]] due to her reluctance to use ''any'' kind of magic after [[BreakTheCutie all the crap]] her mom went through in the past, which becomes a plot point as the magic piles up in her body and [[IllGirl gets her gravely sick]]...]]

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* Asa Shigure, Kareha, and Nerine from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}!''. In a twist, [[spoiler: Asa [[RefusalOfTheCall rejects her "role" as healer]] due to her reluctance to use ''any'' kind of magic after [[BreakTheCutie all the crap]] her mom went through in the past, which becomes a plot point as the magic piles up in her body and [[IllGirl gets her gravely sick]]...sick]]....]]



* In ''Literature/TheLeonardRegime, Ben's training has given him the opportunity to play medic multiple times. Madison is also mentioned to be capable in this area.
* In ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', the heroic Doctor Livesey is...well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a doctor]].

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* In ''Literature/TheLeonardRegime, ''Literature/TheLeonardRegime'', Ben's training has given him the opportunity to play medic multiple times. Madison is also mentioned to be capable in this area.
* In ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', the heroic Doctor Livesey is...well... well... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a doctor]].



* Mikey( [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent er...Not Mikey?]] ) is this in the Series/{{JAG}} episode ''Each Of Us Angels''. Of course that one is a medical drama and most of the characters are medical personal. But the others are mostly nurses while "not Mikey" is a front line Corpsman.

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* Mikey( [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent er... Not Mikey?]] ) is this in the Series/{{JAG}} episode ''Each Of Us Angels''. Of course that one is a medical drama and most of the characters are medical personal. But the others are mostly nurses while "not Mikey" is a front line Corpsman.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. So your team's Medic got shot first, followed soon after by you? Sucks to be you. Hope you have an account with Medics-for-Hire, such as [=DocWagon=]. Conversely, you managed to drop their Medic. Nice work. Hear that siren in the distance? He had a [=DocWagon=] High Threat Response contract. They like to fly in with assault helicopters and extract their clients under cover from heavy weapons fire...better finish what you're doing, right quick.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. So your team's Medic got shot first, followed soon after by you? Sucks to be you. Hope you have an account with Medics-for-Hire, such as [=DocWagon=]. Conversely, you managed to drop their Medic. Nice work. Hear that siren in the distance? He had a [=DocWagon=] High Threat Response contract. They like to fly in with assault helicopters and extract their clients under cover from heavy weapons fire... better finish what you're doing, right quick.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'''s...''unique'' approach to character growth means that of the main party, anyone could be a healer (or [[MagicKnight all of them, all at once]]), but of the numerous [[GuestStarPartyMember Guest Star Party Members]], the one that qualifies most for it is CrutchCharacter Minwu the White Wizard, astonishingly powerful [[SimpleStaff staff-wielding]] mage in general and healer in particular. Unusually for this series, Minwu's a he.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'''s... ''unique'' approach to character growth means that of the main party, anyone could be a healer (or [[MagicKnight all of them, all at once]]), but of the numerous [[GuestStarPartyMember Guest Star Party Members]], the one that qualifies most for it is CrutchCharacter Minwu the White Wizard, astonishingly powerful [[SimpleStaff staff-wielding]] mage in general and healer in particular. Unusually for this series, Minwu's a he.



*** In the endgame, Megalixers take the stage as the primary source of healing. And since you need Ayla to get an infinite supply...

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*** In the endgame, Megalixers take the stage as the primary source of healing. And since you need Ayla to get an infinite supply...supply....
16th Dec '16 1:57:36 PM Xtifr
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* In Creator/LarryNiven&JerryPournelle ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'', there is a caste of Moties that is dedicated to healing: the rust-fur Doctors. There is also a Warrior-Doctor hybrid for military healing.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven&JerryPournelle Creator/LarryNiven & Creator/JerryPournelle's ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'', there is a caste of Moties that is dedicated to healing: the rust-fur Doctors. There is also a Warrior-Doctor hybrid for military healing.
11th Dec '16 11:51:13 AM Nazetrime
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* Mikkel from ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', who was hired into the crew for his medical skills.
3rd Dec '16 2:06:56 PM Eievie
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Enter the Medic. In modern or futuristic settings, the Medic is often a trained physician or EMT (emergency medical technician) and relies on whatever medical technology is available in that era and on-hand -- anything from [[HealingHerb miraculous herbs]], injections and bandages to {{Nanomachines}}. In fantasy settings, the Medic is a often a [[GoodShepherd cleric]] or MysteriousWaif of some kind, using the powers of a WhiteMage or WhiteMagic to restore people with HealingHands (or something similarly [[PowerGlows glowy]]). They may also wield the HealingShiv. Even the StandardScifiFleet might have Medics, in the form of tenders or repair ships.

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Enter the Medic. In modern or futuristic settings, the Medic is often a trained physician or EMT (emergency medical technician) and relies on whatever medical technology is available in that era and on-hand -- anything on-hand--anything from [[HealingHerb miraculous herbs]], injections and bandages to {{Nanomachines}}. In fantasy settings, the Medic is a often a [[GoodShepherd cleric]] or MysteriousWaif of some kind, using the powers of a WhiteMage or WhiteMagic to restore people with HealingHands (or something similarly [[PowerGlows glowy]]). They may also wield the HealingShiv. Even the StandardScifiFleet might have Medics, in the form of tenders or repair ships.



Expect the Medic to be an ActualPacifist and hold to ThouShaltNotKill (except, possibly, {{Mercy Kill}}ing), although he may not stick to it when he is literally the only person who can attack -- especially not if the villain is willing to attack him or worse, [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown the wounded]]. In RealLife, this is required; medical personnel are non-combatants, and so [[WouldNotShootACivilian are protected]] under UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, but forbidden to fight themselves lest they forfeit this protection.[[note]]Medical personnel ''are'' allowed to defend themselves or their patients, but cannot initiate offensive action. See [[http://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/WebART/365-570027?OpenDocument Article 22 of the Geneva Conventions]].[[/note]]

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Expect the Medic to be an ActualPacifist and hold to ThouShaltNotKill (except, possibly, {{Mercy Kill}}ing), although he may not stick to it when he is literally the only person who can attack -- especially attack--especially not if the villain is willing to attack him or worse, [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown the wounded]]. In RealLife, this is required; medical personnel are non-combatants, and so [[WouldNotShootACivilian are protected]] under UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, but forbidden to fight themselves lest they forfeit this protection.[[note]]Medical personnel ''are'' allowed to defend themselves or their patients, but cannot initiate offensive action. See [[http://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/WebART/365-570027?OpenDocument Article 22 of the Geneva Conventions]].[[/note]]



Be wary of pissing off the Medic on your side - you do not want to be in the situation where they decide that actually they ''don't'' feel like healing you right now because of something you said earlier. Hence the phrase in RPGs of 'Never mess with the WhiteMage'. If this does happen, it can cross into LaserGuidedKarma or even DeathByIrony.

A subtrope of SupportPartyMember. See the TheSquad and the CommandRoster for {{Ensembles}} likely to have a team Medic. In particularly large or specialized teams, it is not uncommon for the Medic to do almost nothing except heal the StoneWall - in which case they are that fighter's "backpack" (this is standard practice for groups in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''). A backpack may also occur when one member has a specialized healing ability and another requires that specialized healing (typically robot/techie, {{undead}}/necromancer, or an [[InvertedTrope inverted]] ReviveKillsZombie situation).

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Be wary of pissing off the Medic on your side - you side--you do not want to be in the situation where they decide that actually they ''don't'' feel like healing you right now because of something you said earlier. Hence the phrase in RPGs [=RPGs=] of 'Never "Never mess with the WhiteMage'. WhiteMage." If this does happen, it can cross into LaserGuidedKarma or even DeathByIrony.

A subtrope of SupportPartyMember. See the TheSquad and the CommandRoster for {{Ensembles}} likely to have a team Medic. In particularly large or specialized teams, it is not uncommon for the Medic to do almost nothing except heal the StoneWall - in StoneWall--in which case they are that fighter's "backpack" (this is standard practice for groups in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''). A backpack may also occur when one member has a specialized healing ability and another requires that specialized healing (typically robot/techie, {{undead}}/necromancer, or an [[InvertedTrope inverted]] ReviveKillsZombie situation).



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