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22nd Jun '16 12:26:55 AM Everdream
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* You and everyone else who is currently alive is doomed to die someday. You might be able to delay the day of your death, but there is no way to avoid it. Entropy will always win. This applied to everyone who is now dead as well.



* Dying from real life radiation poisoning can fit this trope. If you receive a potentially lethal dosage, you'll initially get very sick (headache, vomiting, fever), but then apparently recover, usually within 48 hours. However, this only lasts for a time and, after a latent period where you feel mostly fine (sometimes called the "walking ghost" phase), your condition will suddenly deteriorate with symptoms such as hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, and your immune system collapsing. The kicker is that the latent period can last up to a month, and while there are treatments that can help, the mortality rate (depending on dosage) is still very high. If you receive a dosage between 2 and 6 grays (and you're diagnosed), you'll be spending between a week and a month knowing that while you're fine now, you won't be soon, and that even with treatment there's up to 50% chance you'll die. Dosages higher than this have shorter latent periods and quickly move towards 100% mortality rate.
* Living with any sort of degenerative or terminal illness.
12th Jun '16 9:02:39 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Literature/EndOfWatch'', Bill Hodges learns that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver, and is given only a year or two at best. As the book progresses he is in increasing pain, to the point that it's a struggle for him to confront the villain in the climax. [[spoiler:He does survive to the end of the main story but dies in the epilogue, only eight months later.]]
12th Jun '16 4:08:56 AM Chabal2
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* A game mechanic in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': the Curse spell causes a small number of flames to appear next to the afflicted character's head, going down by one every turn. When they run out, the character is KO'ed (it can be dispelled by a restoration spell, and only lasts until the end of that battle).
6th Jun '16 9:57:09 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/YamiNoPurpleEyes'' reveals that humans with the ability to turn into an animal form tend to not live very long. Rinko's mother died early on, said to be because she carried the gene with this ability.
18th May '16 10:20:24 AM Pichu-kun
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* The Patient in ''Music/TheBlackParade'' by My Chemical Romance. This is particularly apparent in "Dead!", "Cancer" and "Sleep".
* "I'm still young but I know my days are numbered" is the opening line to the ''Crash Test Dummies'' "At My Funeral"

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* The Patient in ''Music/TheBlackParade'' by My Chemical Romance. This is particularly apparent in "Dead!", "Cancer" "Cancer", and "Sleep".
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"I'm still young but I know my days are numbered" is the opening line to the ''Crash Test Dummies'' "At My Funeral"


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* "24" by Jem is about a woman who is given twenty-four hours to live, though it's unspecified if it's of natural causes or if someone is out to kill her. It counts down throughout the song until one hour before her death.


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* [[spoiler:Rika]] from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' recognizes that she [[spoiler:and everyone else in the town]] will be dead within a month. She frequently tries to hint at this to otherw however it comes off as creepily ominous. [[spoiler:Rika has been stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop for at least a century where she relives the last month of her life continiously. She is unable to break the loop until the end of the series.]]
8th May '16 6:08:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Patient in ''TheBlackParade'' by My Chemical Romance. This is particularly apparent in "Dead!", "Cancer" and "Sleep".

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* The Patient in ''TheBlackParade'' ''Music/TheBlackParade'' by My Chemical Romance. This is particularly apparent in "Dead!", "Cancer" and "Sleep".
5th May '16 5:02:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The end of the second ''Manga/DeathNote'' movie, and the L spinoff movie, relies on this. [[spoiler: L managed to ''write his own name in the Death Note'', which gives him exactly 23 days of life but guarantees he can't be killed (even by having his name written in another Death Note) before that. He uses them to keep investigating and working.]]

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* The end of the second ''Manga/DeathNote'' ''Film/DeathNote'' movie, and the L spinoff movie, relies on this. [[spoiler: L managed to ''write his own name in the Death Note'', which gives him exactly 23 days of life but guarantees he can't be killed (even by having his name written in another Death Note) before that. He uses them to keep investigating and working.]]
5th May '16 3:28:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Shakara is already dying because he's infected with the Red Death, the same disease that wiped out its creators and whose destruction by their enemies he is sworn to avenge. In the last issues this becomes a RaceAgainstTheClock as Shakara tries to stop the BigBad from destroying all reality before he expires.
4th May '16 5:03:21 PM Saber15
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'''s first season finale, Jim and Miller unwittingly step into a quarantine room during a bioweapon test and are hit by a gamma radiation sterilization beam, giving them acute - and terminal - radiation sickness. When they finally reach the ''Rocinante'' CoolStarship, they are barely able to stand and the ship's AutoDoc keeps entering hospice mode.
3rd May '16 9:34:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** Parodied in ''ScaryMovie 3'':

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** * Parodied in ''ScaryMovie 3'':''Film/ScaryMovie3'':



** Shortened to two days by the presumably more impatient, or possibly more merciful, spirit in ''Film/ChakushinAri''/''Film/OneMissedCall''.

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** * Shortened to two days by the presumably more impatient, or possibly more merciful, spirit in ''Film/ChakushinAri''/''Film/OneMissedCall''.
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