Losing Your Talent YKTTW Discussion

Losing Your Talent
A person acquires a disability that negates their biggest talent
(permanent link) added: 2012-06-25 10:00:11 sponsor: Ettina edited by: Arivne (last reply: 2012-08-20 06:58:47)

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It can be a good source of angst to have a character acquire a disability. It's even more so if the character had some kind of special talent, and the disability 'robs them' of this talent.

Some examples I can think of:
  • Alice in Still Alice is a university professor, a very intelligent woman, until she gets Alzheimer's Disease.
  • One episode of Glee - Rachel gets a temporary form of this by developing laryngitis, and she also meets a football star who became quadriplegic.
  • Robert Munch and Christopher Reeve would both be real-life examples: a quadriplegic stunt man and an author with aphasia.
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