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Heroes aren’t malingerers

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I really hate that trope where one of our heroes is super sick or injured and to show how great they are the writers have them keep trying to get out of bed, push themselves, go against doctor/healer recommendations, etc.. Like, if you don’t push until you literally collapse, until your friends are tying you to the bed/magically sedating you/actually sedating you, you’re a big ole FAKER.

Heroes don’t take care of themselves; they push until they have a crisis and everyone is forced to take care of them or they die.

It’s so selfish and counterproductive.

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  1. Amen! The most glaring recent iteration of was BBC Sherlock season 3, where the title character wandered out of the hospital a day after open heart surgery. I think not.

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