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18th Feb '17 5:45:08 PM GojiBiscuits
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When suffering from Victorian Novel Disease, you can expect to meet plenty of people OopNorth or [[FunetikAksent from Zummerzet]], who will probably end up teaching you a thing or two about class, life in the mills or in the countryside, and how to love someone for real, amongst numerous other lessons. That is, when they ''aren't dying of [=VND=] themselves''.
9th Jan '17 3:29:38 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' contains an absolutely textbook example of both this and TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth in the person of little Eva St. Clare. Fortunately, it drops in plenty of [[AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped general tips]] about education, evangelism and (of course) equality along the way.

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* ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' contains an absolutely textbook example of both this and TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth in the person of little Eva St. Clare. Fortunately, it drops in plenty of [[AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped general tips]] tips about education, evangelism and (of course) equality along the way.
5th Dec '16 11:19:13 AM Luc
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** The Holmes canon has a couple of cases of "brain fever", usually brought on by severe stress, which reads to the modern reader as a much more scientific version of this. (Both Doyle (in RealLife) and Watson (in the story) were Doctors, and as such, not likely to tolerate the usual version of this trope, with such a vague diagnosis and such a vague cause--but brain fever was an actual, contemporary diagnosis made by actual doctors, and still is, under the more specific headings of "Encephalitis", "Meningitis", "Cerebritis", Scarlet Fever, and, as in the case of the brain fever in ''The Naval Treaty'', possibly "stress-induced psychotic break".)
12th Nov '16 3:57:52 PM Pamina
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* ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' contains an absolutely textbook example of both this and TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. Fortunately, it drops in plenty of [[AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped general tips]] about education, evangelism and (of course) equality along the way.

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* ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' contains an absolutely textbook example of both this and TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth.TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth in the person of little Eva St. Clare. Fortunately, it drops in plenty of [[AnvilsThatNeededToBeDropped general tips]] about education, evangelism and (of course) equality along the way.
12th Nov '16 2:55:06 PM Pamina
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* The real Marie Duplessis died of tuberculosis, and her last two lovers stayed with her til the end.

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* The real Marie Duplessis died Duplessis, the famous French courtesan who inspired ''La dame aux camelias'' and by extension ''Theatre/LaTraviata'', really did die of tuberculosis, and her last two lovers stayed with her til the end.
4th Nov '16 9:38:28 AM Wyvern76
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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Irene dies from "a rare form of tuberculosis", due to Moriarty poisoning her tea.

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* In ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', Irene [[spoiler:Irene]] dies from "a rare form of tuberculosis", due to Moriarty poisoning her tea.
13th Oct '16 12:53:00 PM Dracis
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* In ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'', Markus [[http://squidbunnies.com/nto/?p=326 thinks]] that Vane Black looks faint and pale and might have consumption. Given her previously revealed antics, this is improbable.


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* In ''Webcomic/NextTownOver'', Markus [[http://squidbunnies.com/nto/?p=326 thinks]] that Vane Black looks faint and pale and might have consumption. Given her previously revealed antics, this is improbable.
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13th Oct '16 12:52:42 PM Dracis
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* The Pale Bride of ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' suffered a non-Victorian version of the trope. Though the exact nature of her disease is left ambiguous, it compromised her immune system and left her with [[YourDaysAreNumbered only a few years to live]]. The situation was so bleak that her father opted to place her in SuspendedAnimation instead. When the mysterious GirlInABox was awakened centuries later, culture and technology had regressed so severely aboard the ship that her new adoptive family simply coudn't grasp that she was ill. All they saw was an [[RavenHairIvorySkin unusually pale]], beautiful girl.
22nd Sep '16 9:53:34 PM nombretomado
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* Another operatic use of this trope is Mimi in ''LaBoheme''. She faints immediately after first entering Rodolfo's apartment; he sees her pale complexion and falls in love. At the end, not surprisingly, she dies from consumption/tuberculosis.

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* Another operatic use of this trope is Mimi in ''LaBoheme''.''Theatre/LaBoheme''. She faints immediately after first entering Rodolfo's apartment; he sees her pale complexion and falls in love. At the end, not surprisingly, she dies from consumption/tuberculosis.
10th Sep '16 10:31:02 PM shawnvw
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* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch: the faux-Dickensian adventures of "Miles Copperthwaite" (Creator/MichaelPalin). Creator/LarraineNewman portrayed a brave, dying girl -- who seems to have been bravely dying for ''ages''.

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* Parodied in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch: the faux-Dickensian adventures of "Miles Copperthwaite" (Creator/MichaelPalin). Creator/LarraineNewman Laraine Newman portrayed a brave, dying girl -- who seems to have been bravely dying for ''ages''.
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