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13th Jun '18 6:32:25 PM Ghidra15
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* Music/VanMorrison's "T.B. Sheets" is an [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].

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* Music/VanMorrison's "T.B. Sheets" is an [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].subversion]], emphasizing just how [[BodyHorror unpleasant]] TB really is.
13th Jun '18 6:31:01 PM Ghidra15
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* Music/VanMorrison's "T.B. Sheets" is an [[SubvertedTrope subversion]].
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23rd May '18 8:34:11 PM PaulA
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* Marguerite aka The Lady of the Camellias (from the novel by Creator/AlexandreDumas ''fils'') is dying of a VictorianNovelDisease. Because nothing, not even the deterioration of one's lungs, should stand in the way of one's career as a successful courtesan!

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* Marguerite aka The Lady of the Camellias (from the novel by Creator/AlexandreDumas ''fils'') Creator/AlexandreDumasFils) is dying of a VictorianNovelDisease. Because nothing, not even the deterioration of one's lungs, should stand in the way of one's career as a successful courtesan!
28th Apr '18 7:38:39 PM angie710
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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin always innocent]] [[ChasteHero and pure]], almost always young [[note]] (usually in her teens or twenties, someone you wouldn't ''expect'' to be terminally ill)[[/note]], always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, everyone around her spends countless hours musing poignantly on her death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. And, of course, since WomenAreDelicate, no aspect of her disease (whatever it may be, [[TheDiseaseThatMustNotBeNamed if it's named at all]]) is "icky" in any way, even if it would be in RealLife: she will never suffer from vomiting or diarrhea, never sweat more than a light glisten despite possibly running a fever, and any [[BloodFromTheMouth blood or mucus she coughs up]] will always land delicately in her lace handkerchief. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to anger, despair, or frustration.]] When at last she 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 has taken its flight from this dirty world]]. Gag.

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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin always innocent]] [[ChasteHero and pure]], almost always young [[note]] (usually in her teens or twenties, someone you wouldn't ''expect'' to be terminally ill)[[/note]], always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, everyone around her spends countless hours musing poignantly on her death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. And, of course, since WomenAreDelicate, no aspect of her disease (whatever it may be, [[TheDiseaseThatMustNotBeNamed [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed if it's named at all]]) is "icky" "[[{{Squick}} icky]]" in any way, even if it would be total BodyHorror in RealLife: she will never suffer from vomiting or diarrhea, never sweat more than a light glisten despite possibly running a fever, never develop any [[BeautyEqualsGoodness unsightly]] skin rashes, lesions, or lumps, and any [[BloodFromTheMouth blood or mucus she coughs up]] will always land delicately (and unseen) in her lace handkerchief. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to anger, despair, sorrow, regret, sadness, or frustration.]] When at last she 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 has taken its flight from this dirty world]]. Gag.
28th Apr '18 7:33:03 PM angie710
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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin always innocent]] [[ChasteHero and pure]], almost always young [[note]] (usually in her teens or twenties, someone you wouldn't ''expect'' to be terminally ill)[[/note]], always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, everyone around her spends countless hours musing poignantly on her death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to anger, despair, or frustration.]] When at last she 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 has taken its flight from this dirty world]]. Gag.

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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin always innocent]] [[ChasteHero and pure]], almost always young [[note]] (usually in her teens or twenties, someone you wouldn't ''expect'' to be terminally ill)[[/note]], always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, everyone around her spends countless hours musing poignantly on her death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. And, of course, since WomenAreDelicate, no aspect of her disease (whatever it may be, [[TheDiseaseThatMustNotBeNamed if it's named at all]]) is "icky" in any way, even if it would be in RealLife: she will never suffer from vomiting or diarrhea, never sweat more than a light glisten despite possibly running a fever, and any [[BloodFromTheMouth blood or mucus she coughs up]] will always land delicately in her lace handkerchief. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to anger, despair, or frustration.]] When at last she 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 has taken its flight from this dirty world]]. Gag.
4th Mar '18 4:16:10 PM jtierney50
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* Fantine in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' dies of an unspecified disease ([[AllThereInTheManual identified in]] [[Literature/LesMiserables the novel]] as consumption/tuberculosis) and passes shortly after singing a beautiful song to her absent daughter. Unlike most examples, she is certainly not chaste (she had been employed as a prostitute for weeks before) nor traditionally beautiful (she's already had her hair chopped off and teeth removed, although the number of the latter depends on the production and is almost always HandWaved as her back teeth so that they don't have to preform dental work on an actress every night). In [[Film/LesMiserables2012 the film]], she is barely able to sing, and coughs the whole way down.
15th Feb '18 5:07:01 PM angie710
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* Takiko Okuda in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. She contracted tuberculosis, as a result of taking care of her mother (who had the disease and died of it at the beginning of the story), before she entered the book. Unlike most examples of this trope, [[spoiler: she does not die of her tuberculosis, but becomes the victim of a MurderSuicide by her father (who wanted [[MercyKill to spare her more suffering]]).]]
4th Aug '17 11:20:35 AM angie710
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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin always innocent]] [[ChasteHero and pure]], always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, everyone around her spends countless hours musing poignantly on her death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to anger, despair, or frustration.]] When at last she 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 has taken its flight from this dirty world]]. Gag.

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The epitome of the fragile, delicate woman is the IllGirl -- AlwaysFemale, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin always innocent]] [[ChasteHero and pure]], almost always young [[note]] (usually in her teens or twenties, someone you wouldn't ''expect'' to be terminally ill)[[/note]], always dying of some disease that is very slow at actually killing her. As she lies enthroned in her beautiful sickroom, everyone around her spends countless hours musing poignantly on her death and/or trying to surround her with the things she loved most in life. Her proximity to the eternal gives her immense wisdom and insight, and she will be a neverending source of advice and comfort to her caretakers, to the point where it's hard to tell who is comforting whom. Even when her weakness becomes so great that she can barely move, [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged she will never succumb to anger, despair, or frustration.]] When at last she 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 has taken its flight from this dirty world]]. Gag.
21st May '17 11:33:30 AM nombretomado
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If you're the star of a [[VictorianBritain Victorian Novel]] or an opera which could have been adapted from one, you're preferably [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde]] and [[InnocentBlueEyes blue-eyed]], [[PurpleProse with an alabaster brow and feet light as the entrance of Spring]]. So [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure]] are your thoughts that you faint at even the ''sight'' of blood, and have little stomach for gory tales.

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If you're the star of a [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian Novel]] or an opera which could have been adapted from one, you're preferably [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blonde]] and [[InnocentBlueEyes blue-eyed]], [[PurpleProse with an alabaster brow and feet light as the entrance of Spring]]. So [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure]] are your thoughts that you faint at even the ''sight'' of blood, and have little stomach for gory tales.
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