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This is usually not TruthInTelevision, because whether or not you need to use an inhaler has little to no bearing on your personality. However, if you have asthma or some other kind of breathing problem, it might prevent you from participating in strenuous sports, so you'll go into academics instead, fitting with the nerdy stereotype. This probably accounts for the association. However, [[RealityIsUnrealistic Asthma has degrees of severity]] and in real life, even some athletes like David Beckham have had asthma.

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This is usually not TruthInTelevision, because whether or not you need to use an inhaler has little to no bearing on your personality. However, if you have asthma or some other kind of breathing problem, it might prevent you from participating in strenuous sports, so you'll go into academics instead, fitting with the nerdy stereotype. This probably accounts for the association. However, [[RealityIsUnrealistic Asthma has degrees of severity]] and in real life, even some athletes like David Beckham have had asthma. In fact, athletes with minor asthma (which is common in a real world schools) often need inhalers when people with the same condition wouldn't normally because of the increased lung use.

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* In ''Film/DeadlyAdvice'', Beth has asthma and uses an inhaler. It gets quite a work out when she visits the strip club.


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* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically. The inhaler became a ChekhovsGun during a fight. He provides the page image.
-->'''Carl''': This is my inhaler. It provides fast-acting relief of bronchial swelling due to asthma or allergies. One touch of the button and-- [''[[EyeScream accidentally sprays it into his eyes]]''] '''''''AAAAAAHHHHH!!!''''''' OH! I CAN'T SEE!
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* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically. The inhaler became a ChekhovsGun during a fight. He provides the page image.
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* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically. The inhaler became a ChekhovsGun during a fight. He provides the page image.
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A SicklyNeuroticGeek is also likely to use an inhaler. Compare GeekPhysiques.

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A SicklyNeuroticGeek is also likely to use an inhaler. Often accompanied by NerdyNasalness. Compare GeekPhysiques.


* Leonard in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. When his relationship with Penny is on and he sleeps at her place, they once made sure he had his inhaler there as well because it could ruin a romantic moment.
** A variation: Penny mentions that her entry into the comic book store alone "gave two guys asthma attacks".

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Leonard in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. is an experimental physicist and a massive sci-fi/fantasy/comic book geek. When his relationship with his gorgeous neighbour Penny is on and he sleeps at her place, they once made sure he had his inhaler there as well because it could ruin a romantic moment.
** A variation: Penny is an attractive young woman who hangs out with geeky guys and becomes their NerdNanny. She mentions that her entry into the comic book store alone "gave two guys asthma attacks".


This is usually not TruthInTelevision, because whether or not you need to use an inhaler has little to no bearing on your personality. However, if you have asthma or some other kind of breathing problem, it might prevent you from participating in strenuous sports, so you'll go into academics instead, fitting with the nerdy stereotype. This probably accounts for the association. However, [[RealityIsUnrealistic Asthma has degrees of severity]] and in real life, even some athletes like David Beckham had asthma.

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This is usually not TruthInTelevision, because whether or not you need to use an inhaler has little to no bearing on your personality. However, if you have asthma or some other kind of breathing problem, it might prevent you from participating in strenuous sports, so you'll go into academics instead, fitting with the nerdy stereotype. This probably accounts for the association. However, [[RealityIsUnrealistic Asthma has degrees of severity]] and in real life, even some athletes like David Beckham have had asthma.

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* Ruprecht Van Doren from ''Literature/SkippyDies'' is an overweight TeenGenius who is obsessed with string theory, bored by normal social life, and is the geekiest among his group of geeky friends. Of course, he needs an inhaler for his asthma.


* Averted with Ninten from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 1}}''. He has asthma, and when he gets it, it has to be cured with an item called Asthma Spray. But, despite this, he's not a nerd at all. In fact, he's the strongest permanent character in the game.

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* Averted with Ninten from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 1}}''. He has asthma, 1}}'' is asthmatic and when it attacks, caused by fighting cars and trucks that give off exhaust, he gets it, it has to be cured is left completely incapacitated unless treated with an item called Asthma Spray. But, asthma spray. However, this trope is averted because despite this, he's not a nerd at all. In fact, how vulnerable it leaves him, he's the strongest permanent character party member (that isn't [[GuestStarPartyMember Pippi or Teddy]]) in the game.game. He's also not a nerd, in fact, the game does have a nerd as a party member, Lloyd, who has overall much weaker stats than Ninten but does not have asthma.

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* The ''Comicbook/DoctorWhoTitan'' Third Doctor comic gives UNIT technical officer Tom Osgood (from "The Daemons") an inhaler, as a CallForward to his better-known niece in the new series (see below).
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* The main character in ''Literature/OpheliaAndTheMarvelousBoys'' by Karen Foxlee uses an inhaler. She is a [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] who suffers from [[GenreBlindness Genre Blindness]] and is very focused on science and reason. She uses the inhaler as a [[SecurityBlanket security blanket]] and her asthma is triggered by fear.

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* The main character in ''Literature/OpheliaAndTheMarvelousBoys'' ''Literature/OpheliaAndTheMarvelousBoy'' by Karen Foxlee uses an inhaler. She is a [[IJustWantToBeNormal Reluctant Hero]] who suffers from [[GenreBlindness Genre Blindness]] and is very focused on science and reason. She uses the inhaler as a [[SecurityBlanket security blanket]] and her asthma is triggered by fear.


This is usually not TruthInTelevision, because whether or not you need to use an inhaler has little to no bearing on your personality. However, if you have asthma or some other kind of breathing problem, it might prevent you from participating in strenuous sports, so you'll go into academics instead, fitting with the nerdy stereotype. This probably accounts for the association.

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This is usually not TruthInTelevision, because whether or not you need to use an inhaler has little to no bearing on your personality. However, if you have asthma or some other kind of breathing problem, it might prevent you from participating in strenuous sports, so you'll go into academics instead, fitting with the nerdy stereotype. This probably accounts for the association.
association. However, [[RealityIsUnrealistic Asthma has degrees of severity]] and in real life, even some athletes like David Beckham had asthma.


** A variation: Penny mentions that her entry into the comic book store alone "gave two guys asthma attacks".



** A variation: Penny mentions that her entry into the comic book store alone "gave two guys asthma attacks".

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* Jordan in ''Series/TheBernieMacShow'' has asthma and is shown in several episodes using his inhaler.


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* An episode of ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' shows a nerd taking a whiff of different spices his new girlfriend is flavoring in her cooking and the nerd, not telling his girlfriend he has asthma, uses his inhaler behind her back. Things get worse when she makes him smell a certain spice that causes him to have an asthma attack, and since his inhaler ran empty, he dies from said attack.


* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically. The inhaler became a ChekhovsGun during a fight.

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* Carl [[MeaningfulName Wheezer]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' uses an inhaler periodically. The inhaler became a ChekhovsGun during a fight. He provides the page image.


** In one episode, when Bart is given a load of medical treatments that make him look like a geek, the inhaler actually gives him a JerryLewis OhGodWithTheVerbing voice.

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** In one episode, when Bart is given a load of medical treatments that make him look like a geek, the inhaler actually gives him a JerryLewis Creator/JerryLewis OhGodWithTheVerbing voice.

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