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Basic Trope: A character is afraid of doctors.

  • Straight: Alice is afraid of doctors, and avoids visiting them even when she is deadly sick.
  • Exaggerated: Alice runs away screaming at the mere sight of a hospital.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice fears only one type of doctor, such as dentists.
    • Alice isn't exactly afraid of doctors, but she is rather wary of them and does not believe in medicine.
  • Justified:
    • Medical procedures can be painful or otherwise unpleasant, so it's understandable why people are afraid of them.
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    • Alice is Afraid of Blood.
    • Alice had a doctor-related Noodle Incident.
    • Alice Hates Being Touched.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice actually loves doctors, stalking them at every turn.
    • Alice is a doctor who is afraid of her patients.
    • Alice is a patient, and all the doctors fear her.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice is afraid of anyone with a doctorate degree, regardless if they work in the health industry or not.
    • Alice runs away screaming from a theater. She was watching Doctor Strange.

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