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1st Jul '16 4:57:37 PM Chariset
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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, always innocent and pure, always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, she and everyone around her will spend their time poignantly musing on her death. Her proximity to the eternal will give her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers. As she weakens and succumbs to immobility, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to despair or even anger.]] And when she finally slips the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God, those around her (one of them likely [[DiedInYourArmsTonight holding her frail form in his arms]]) will smile through their tears and [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth rejoice that her pure soul is now freed from this dirty world]].

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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, always innocent and pure, always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, she and everyone around her will spend their time spends countless hours musing poignantly musing on her death. death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal will give gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers. As caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she weakens and succumbs to immobility, can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to despair anger, despair, or even anger.frustration.]] And when When at last she finally slips the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God, those around her (one of them likely [[DiedInYourArmsTonight holding her frail form in his arms]]) will smile through their tears and [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth rejoice that her pure soul is now freed has taken its flight from this dirty world]].
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13th Apr '16 12:29:59 AM Ghidra15
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6th Apr '16 9:34:35 PM TheQueenofSpades
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** Played straight, however, with the disease that kills Lady Pole in the first place- she's shown having a coughing fit, is pale, can't gather the strength to rise off her couch, and is never diagnosed because her mother never let her see a doctor (causing a number of doctors to sniff and say that while Mr. Norrell's feat of magic was impressive, if they'd been allowed to practice their trade he wouldn't have needed to bring her back to life at all).
8th Mar '16 1:30:32 AM eroock
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->''Romantic opera usually deals with the subject of some romance which never comes off owing to the untimely demise of the prima donna through one of four causes: murder, suicide, madness or TB.''

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->''Romantic ->''"Romantic opera usually deals with the subject of some romance which never comes off owing to the untimely demise of the prima donna through one of four causes: murder, suicide, madness or TB.''"''
21st Feb '16 5:42:31 PM Prfnoff
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* The operatic version of this trope was mocked by Creator/AnnaRussell in "Anaemia's Death Scene." Anaemia claims to have no breath and no strength, but her singing defies that description.
* In ''The Saint of Bleecker Street'', Annina dies of a disease that makes her face look increasingly pale and otherworldly. Her visible wounds are supposed to be the stigmata.

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* The operatic version of this trope was mocked by Creator/AnnaRussell in "Anaemia's Death Scene." Anaemia Anaemia, about to die of TB, claims to have no breath and no strength, but her singing defies that her own description.
* In ''The Saint of Bleecker Street'', Street'' by Gian-Carlo Menotti, Annina dies of a disease that makes her face look increasingly pale and otherworldly. Her visible wounds are supposed to be the stigmata.
21st Feb '16 5:38:45 PM Prfnoff
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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, always innocent and pure, always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, she and everyone around her will spend their time poignantly musing on her death. Her proximity to the eternal will give her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers. As she weakens and succumbs to immobility, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to despair or even anger.]] And when she finally slips the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God, those around her will smile through their tears and [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth rejoice that her pure soul is now freed from this dirty world]].

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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, always innocent and pure, always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, she and everyone around her will spend their time poignantly musing on her death. Her proximity to the eternal will give her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers. As she weakens and succumbs to immobility, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to despair or even anger.]] And when she finally slips the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God, those around her (one of them likely [[DiedInYourArmsTonight holding her frail form in his arms]]) will smile through their tears and [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth rejoice that her pure soul is now freed from this dirty world]].
6th Feb '16 5:22:53 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.
6th Feb '16 5:00:29 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.
26th Jan '16 4:34:36 AM Adept
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* Parodied and subverted in ''CountCain'', wherein several vain girls are tricked into ingesting various parasites to get that lovely white pallor.

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* Parodied and subverted in ''CountCain'', ''Manga/CountCain'', wherein several vain girls are tricked into ingesting various parasites to get that lovely white pallor.
3rd Dec '15 11:58:32 PM shawnvw
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* Parodied in a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch: the faux-Dickensian adventures of "Miles Copperthwaite" (MichaelPalin). LarraineNewman portrayed a brave, dying girl -- who seems to have been bravely dying for ''ages''.
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