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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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17th Nov '16 12:18:33 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. However, he may have only been considering using that as an excuse.

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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. However, he may have only been considering using that as an excuse.
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12th Sep '16 3:09:26 PM NNinja
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* In the last case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' Phoenix caught a ''nasty'' cold (39 degrees[[labelnote:note]]102,2 in Fahrenheit scale[[/labelnote]] fever, and that's after it ''dropped'') but he still investigated the case.
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24th Aug '16 7:42:29 AM Chaosenvoy
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* Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tried this when he was fighting Android 19 and sick with his heart virus. It didn't end so well. Granted, he didn't even realize he -had- the virus at that point of time and only started coming down during the middle of the fight.

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* Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tried this when he was fighting Android 19 and sick with his heart virus. It didn't end so well. Granted, he didn't even realize he -had- ''had'' the virus at that point of time and only started coming down during the middle of the fight.
24th Aug '16 7:42:12 AM Chaosenvoy
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* Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tried this when he was fighting Android 19 and sick with his heart virus. It didn't end so well.

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* Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' tried this when he was fighting Android 19 and sick with his heart virus. It didn't end so well. Granted, he didn't even realize he -had- the virus at that point of time and only started coming down during the middle of the fight.
5th Aug '16 3:32:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* 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.

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* 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.
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* 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.

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5th Aug '16 3:31:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* 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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* 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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* In the ''StarTrek'' fanfic ''FanFic/StepByStep'', Kirk attempts to stay on the bridge as per orders, even though he is sick as a dog.

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* In the ''StarTrek'' fanfic ''FanFic/StepByStep'', Kirk attempts to stay on the bridge as per orders, even though he is sick as a dog.



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* In ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'' Howl has to cast a difficult spell, go to a funeral in disguise, and fight the evil Witch of the Waste, all while he has a bad cold.

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* In ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'' Howl has to cast a difficult spell, go to a funeral in disguise, and fight the evil Witch of the Waste, all while he has a bad cold.



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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers:'' Kimberly is sick with a cold during season 3's tripart opener, "A Friend In Need". She has to stay behind resting while the other rangers travel to Edenoi. However, Zedd and Rita send down a monster, forcing Kimberly to fight in spite of her illness. It's a tough fight, but the monster catches her cold and has to return to the moon so that Finster can cure it.
* The ''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.

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers:'' Kimberly is sick with a cold during season 3's tripart opener, "A Friend In Need". She has to stay behind resting while the other rangers travel to Edenoi. However, Zedd and Rita send down a monster, forcing Kimberly to fight in spite of her illness. It's a tough fight, but the monster catches her cold and has to return to the moon so that Finster can cure it.
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* The ''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.



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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a Japanese worker goes to work despite having the flu, and coughs inside a box that's bound for Springfield.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Batman comes down with a cold after being exposed to Mr. Freeze's ice ray. Still he has to go out and stop the villain (after all he's the God Damn Batman!) Alfred makes him take a thermos of chicken soup with him -- which ultimately saves the day as Batman defeats Freeze by using the thermos to smash his containment suit's helmet.
* Defied in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. When Spongebob is sick with an in-universe illness called The Suds, he ''attempts'' to drag himself to work anyway, but Mr. Krabs notices how sick he is and sends him home so he doesn't sneeze on the food.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a Japanese worker goes to work despite having the flu, and coughs inside a box that's bound for Springfield.
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Batman comes down with a cold after being exposed to Mr. Freeze's ice ray. Still he has to go out and stop the villain (after all he's the God Damn Batman!) Alfred makes him take a thermos of chicken soup with him -- which ultimately saves the day as Batman defeats Freeze by using the thermos to smash his containment suit's helmet.
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* Defied in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. When Spongebob is sick with an in-universe illness called The Suds, he ''attempts'' to drag himself to work anyway, but Mr. Krabs notices how sick he is and sends him home so he doesn't sneeze on the food.


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