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13th Jan '16 1:32:39 PM Monolaf317
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* Elsa in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' tries to through Anna the perfect birthday despite the former having a cold. HilarityEnsues.
14th Dec '15 7:26:36 PM Pamina
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* Ebenezer Scrooge has "a cold in his head" throughout the events of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol.'' This fact is only mentioned twice in passing, has no bearing on the plot (though it enhances the sense of chill and misery surrounding him), and is left out of most adaptations.
24th Jul '15 10:39:02 PM SlackerSpice
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* Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer once ended up in a hospital bed with a nasty fever. But it soon became evident ''something'' needed to be slain, and she was still feverish when she confronted it.
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* Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer once ended up in a the hospital bed with in "Killed By Death", as a nasty fever. But it soon became evident ''something'' needed result of trying to fight Angelus while having the flu. However, a monster turns out to be slain, preying on the children while she's there, and she was still feverish when she confronted the flu ends up allowing her to see and fight it.
1st Jul '15 11:45:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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[[AC: Film]] * In ''Film/{{Locke}}'', the title character's cold is never explicitly addressed, but he chugs some cough syrup and blows his nose several times. This helps portray the difficulties the character is working through as he drives to his destination. It was thrown in because Creator/TomHardy just happened to have a cold while shooting.
24th May '15 3:40:40 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''KimPossible'' had an episode where both heroes and villains work through the cold. Kim, Drakken, Ron, Shego and Duff Killigan all end up with colds as they take turns stealing an experimental ray back and forth from each other -- none of them knowing what it does. Ultimately the ray gun gets destroyed and [[ShaggyDogStory ironically it turns out it was designed to cure the common cold]].
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* ''KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' had an episode where both heroes and villains work through the cold. Kim, Drakken, Ron, Shego and Duff Killigan all end up with colds as they take turns stealing an experimental ray back and forth from each other -- none of them knowing what it does. Ultimately the ray gun gets destroyed and [[ShaggyDogStory ironically it turns out it was designed to cure the common cold]].

* Franchise/SpiderMan loves this Trope, as it's been seen in several animated incarnations going back to "Horn of the Rhino" in [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 1967]]. Here we see both SneezeOfDoom and a BatmanGambit--a can of pepper borrowed from Aunt May's kitchen--to get Rhino also sneezing, just long enough to throw his attacks off.
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* Franchise/SpiderMan ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' loves this Trope, as it's been seen in several animated incarnations going back to "Horn of the Rhino" in [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 1967]]. Here we see both SneezeOfDoom and a BatmanGambit--a can of pepper borrowed from Aunt May's kitchen--to get Rhino also sneezing, just long enough to throw his attacks off.
24th Apr '15 9:32:13 AM Chariset
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TheHero may be feeling under the weather, but the world isn't going to stop just so she can take a sick day. She's going to have to haul herself out of bed and get to work, either because she's simply ''that'' dedicated or because the latest situation is something only she can handle, healthy or not. Other characters may try to keep her in bed, but it's all in vain.
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TheHero may be feeling under the weather, but the world isn't going to stop just so she can take a sick day. rest. She's going to have to haul herself out of bed up and get to work, either because she's simply ''that'' dedicated or because the latest situation is something only she can handle, healthy or not. Other characters may try to keep her in bed, but it's all in vain.

Compare ICanStillFight, for the Serious Injuries version. See WorfHadTheFlu, when it is invoked as an explanation for a character not living up to the standards of {{badass}}ery expected of her.
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Compare ICanStillFight, for the Serious Injuries version. See WorfHadTheFlu, when it WorfHadTheFlu is invoked as an explanation for a related trope where a normally-{{Badass}} character not living up to the standards who suffers a lapse of {{badass}}ery expected of her. badassery can claim illness or some other justifying excuse for her loss.
20th Apr '15 7:27:38 PM Chariset
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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 home watching Ducky Momo?''
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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 watching'' Ducky Momo?''Momo?
20th Apr '15 7:26:18 PM Chariset
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TheHero may be sick, but that doesn't mean the action is going to stop. Either they are just that dedicated to their job, or fate is being extra cruel by throwing them a situation only they can handle, healthy or not. Other characters may try to keep this person in bed, but it's all in vain. Naturally, this tends to put the hero at a handicap. If the mission involves stealth, he may find himself in need of an AntiSneezeFinger. MalfunctionMalady could be invoked if the hero has powers or magic. Compare ICanStillFight, for the Serious Injuries version. See WorfHadTheFlu, when it is invoked as an explanation for a character not living up to the standards of {{badass}}ery expected of him.
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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 home watching Ducky Momo?'' ->-- A visibly-ill '''Major Monogram''' lays it out for Agent P, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' TheHero may be sick, feeling under the weather, but that doesn't mean the action is world isn't going to stop. Either they are stop just that so she can take a sick day. She's going to have to haul herself out of bed and get to work, either because she's simply ''that'' dedicated to their job, or fate is being extra cruel by throwing them a because the latest situation is something only they she can handle, healthy or not. Other characters may try to keep this person her in bed, but it's all in vain. Naturally, this tends to put the hero at a handicap. If the mission involves stealth, he she may find himself herself in need of an AntiSneezeFinger. MalfunctionMalady could be invoked if the hero has powers or magic. Compare ICanStillFight, for the Serious Injuries version. See WorfHadTheFlu, when it is invoked as an explanation for a character not living up to the standards of {{badass}}ery expected of him. her.
12th Mar '15 3:58:21 PM TrickyTroper
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An averted trope is one that the writer simply doesn't use. If a character prevents it, it's defied.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. When Spongebob is sick, he ''attempts'' to drag himself to work anyway, but Mr. Krabs notices how sick he is and sends him home to get some rest.
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* Averted Defied in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. When Spongebob is sick, he ''attempts'' to drag himself to work anyway, but Mr. Krabs notices how sick he is and sends him home to get some rest.
12th Mar '15 4:43:40 AM jormis29
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* The ''ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Flu Season". Leslie [[ICanStillFight keeps working and insisting that she is not sick]], despite being obviously ill to the point of having fever hallucinations.
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* The ''ParksAndRecreation'' ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Flu Season". Leslie [[ICanStillFight keeps working and insisting that she is not sick]], despite being obviously ill to the point of having fever hallucinations.

* In one episode of ''HeadOfTheClass'', Arvid has the flu, but refuses to stay home because it will disrupt the perfect attendance record he has maintained since kindergarten. As a result, ''the entire high school'' catches it, to the point where he is apparently the only person in the building by the end of the episode.
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* In one episode of ''HeadOfTheClass'', ''Series/HeadOfTheClass'', Arvid has the flu, but refuses to stay home because it will disrupt the perfect attendance record he has maintained since kindergarten. As a result, ''the entire high school'' catches it, to the point where he is apparently the only person in the building by the end of the episode.
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