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16th Oct '17 11:19:27 PM Pamina
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* Not "working," but "going on the tour of a lifetime": ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' mentions in passing that Augustus Gloop has a cold on the day of the factory tour, which makes it all the more disgusting when he drinks with his bare hands from (and then falls into) the chocolate river being used to make candy for billions of people. This detail is so minor that most adaptations leave it out, but the 2004 stage musical ''Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka'' plays it up slightly, making his fall into the chocolate result from a {{Sneeze of Doom}}.
23rd Sep '17 8:12:26 PM TroperNo9001
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-->-- '''Major Monogram''' lays it out for Agent P while being visibly-ill , ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''

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-->-- '''Major Monogram''' lays it out for Agent P while being visibly-ill , visibly-ill, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
9th Sep '17 1:28:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Frequently happens to ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} in the comics, most notably during the famous story in which [[spoiler: [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy dies]]]].

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* Frequently happens to ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan in the comics, most notably during the famous story in which [[spoiler: [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy dies]]]].
17th May '17 4:09:02 PM darkemyst
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* Another "Franchise/{{Batman}}" example is from Batman Noel (a Christmas carol inspired stand alone comic) where Bruce is suffering from pneumonia throughout the entire comic but still insists on staying out in the snow fighting crime.

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* Another "Franchise/{{Batman}}" ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' example is from Batman Noel (a Christmas carol inspired stand alone comic) where Bruce is suffering from pneumonia throughout the entire comic but still insists on staying out in the snow fighting crime.crime.
* In the ''Comicbook/RobinSeries'' during ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'' Tim had a fight in the sewers with Ratcatcher that left him ill after ending up in the sewage with scratches and bites and having to deal with Mr.Freeze and Killer Croc while trying to get back on his feet.
** Stephanie (Spoiler) picked up a 24 hour cold in ''Robin #102'' which inconvenienced her the most when trying to talk to perps as her stuffy nose made her difficult to understand.
8th May '17 4:01:20 PM StarTropes
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Sleeping Dogs", Malcolm Reed is part of a team that investigates a disabled Klingon warship despite having a nasty head cold. It does come in handy, though, as his stuffy nose isn't affected by the reek on board.
10th Apr '17 9:58:59 AM Sharlee
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* ''Literature/GarrettPI'' has pursued cases while under-the-weather. It mostly doesn't slow him down, although he once had a narrow escape: he blew his nose and "hit the motherload" ''just'' in time to catch a whiff of smoke, alerting him that the building he was inside had been lit on fire.
7th Feb '17 6:18:53 PM DeisTheAlcano
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->''Can you believe this? [Doofenshmirtz] had the'' nerve ''to call in sick. I'm here. Carl's here. Don't you think I'd rather be at home watching'' Ducky Momo?
->-- A visibly-ill '''Major Monogram''' lays it out for Agent P, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''

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->''Can ->''"Can you believe this? [Doofenshmirtz] had the'' nerve ''to the ''nerve'' to call in sick. I'm here. Carl's here. Don't you think I'd rather be at home watching'' Ducky Momo?
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watching ''Ducky Momo''?"''
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'''Major Monogram''' lays it out for Agent P, P while being visibly-ill , ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''










* Frequently happens to {{Spider-Man}} in the comics, most notably during the famous story in which [[spoiler: [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy dies]]]].

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27th Dec '16 1:27:08 PM Chariset
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* Beautifully subverted in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', where hapless evil nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz calls the heroic organization that's supposed to be foiling him and tells them he's not going to do anything evil that day. Major Monogram (who plays this trope straight) is outraged at this breech of professionalism and sends Agent P to get Doofenshmirtz up and running so he can do his job.
1st Dec '16 5:23:59 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare ICanStillFight, for the Serious Injuries version. WorfHadTheFlu is a related trope where a normally-{{Badass}} character who suffers a lapse of badassery can claim illness or some other justifying excuse for her loss.

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Compare ICanStillFight, for the Serious Injuries version. WorfHadTheFlu is a related trope where a normally-{{Badass}} normally-badass character who suffers a lapse of badassery can claim illness or some other justifying excuse for her loss.
19th Nov '16 7:27:40 AM Steven
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* For many, staying home from their job due to a cold or other illness is something they cannot afford to due since they don't get paid for taking time off (unless the employer offers paid sick leave). Ergo, people that want to keep making money to pay the bills will go to work anyway, but they also risk getting everyone else at the job sick as well. The sick person may wear a face mask or bring some sanitizer to make sure they don't spread their illness. Some employers will encourage or even outright order a sick employee to stay home so that no one else gets sick and causes production to drop. Depending on the occupation, some people simply cannot stay home and must do their jobs anyway.
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