A byoukidere refers to a character who is usually very sweet and kind, but suffers from a physical disease, usually a fatal one. They usually have two fates: one is that they die (this is more common), and the other is they get some miraculous cure (usually at the hands of the hero). In the case of the latter, they usually end up being the one chosen by the hero. Many byoukideres are confined to wheelchairs or need assistance in getting around. They are often frail and weak physically. The disease causes the byoukidere to become feeble.

Byoukidere is not a very common dere type.

Personality

Many byoukideres have a personality akin to yamato nadeshiko. They are very kind, helpful, and sweet in nature. Usually they are not aggressive when it comes to love, and tend to be shy and reserved in front of others. However, there has been at least one with a tsundere personality.  

Meaning of the Word

The term derives from the Japanese word "byouki" (病気びょうき), meaning "illness", and "deredere" (デレデレ) which means "lovey dovey".

Characters with this Personality

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Characters from Anime, Manga, & Light Novels

  • 3D Kanojo: Real Girl - Igarashi Iroha
  • Alps no Shoujo Heidi - Claire
  • Angel Beats! - Yui
  • Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. - Meiko Honma
  • Bakugan: Battle Planet - Emily Black
  • Clannad - Nagisa Furukawa
  • Code Geass - Nunnally Lamperouge
  • D-Frag! - Shinsen
  • Excel Saga - Hyatt
  • Fairy Tail - Layla Heartfilia
  • Fate - Aoi Tohsaka
  • Freezing! - Noelle Alongrutch
  • Fullmetal Alchemist - Izumi Curtis
  • Gangsta - Veronica
  • Gokukoku no Buryunhirude - Kana Tachibana
  • Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora - Rika Akiba
  • Healin' Good♡Precure - Nodoka Hanadera
  • Hoshizora no Memoria - Yume Ototsu
  • Hundred - Karen Kisaragi
  • Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai - Sakura Yamauchi
  • Little Busters! - Takuya Kamikita
  • Lucky☆Star - Kanata Izumi
  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha - Hayate Yagami
  • Mawaru Penguindrum - Himari Takura
  • Mob Psycho 100 - Shigeo ''Mob'' Kageyama
  • Plastic Memories - Isla
  • Sailor Moon - Hotaru Tomoe
  • Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai - Shoko Makinohara
  • Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - Kaori Miyazono
  • Shuffle! - Asa Shigure
  • Sister Princess - Marie
  • Sword Art Online - Konno Yuuki
  • Tokyo School Life - Sakura Minazuki
  • Yosuga no Sora - Sora Kasugano
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! - Shizuka Kawai
  • Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru -
    • Nogi Sonoko
    • Yuuki Yuuna

Characters from Cartoons & Comics

  • Arthur - Leah MacGrady
  • Miraculous Ladybug - Emilie Agreste
  • Over The Garden Wall - Lorna
  • Peanuts - Janice Emmons
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu -
    • Dr. Julien
    • Lilly

Characters from Movies, TV Series, & Novels

  • Good Girls - Sara Hill
  • Learningblocks - Giovanni Tusela
  • Lost - Shannon
  • Penny Dreadful - Brona Croft/Lily Frankenstein
  • SAW -
    • Amanda Young
    • John "Jigsaw" Kramer
  • The Baby Sitters Club - Stacy McGill
  • The Tudors - Jane Seymour

Characters from Games

  • Ar Tonelico III ~Sekai Shuuen no Hikigane wa Shoujo no Uta ga Hiku~ - Finnel_ax.Forged Clustania
  • Blackberry Honey - Constance Leonard
  • Danganronpa -
    • Kaito Momota
    • Nagito Komaeda
  • Mad Father - Monika Drevis
  • OneShot - Maize
  • Pocket Mirror - Goldia die Heilige
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Maria Robotnik
  • Sweet Pool - Sakiyama Youji
  • The Witch's House -
    • Ellen
    • Viola
  • Undertale -
    • Amalgamates
    • Asriel Dreemurr
    • Chara Dreemurr
  • Wild Arms 4 - Raquel
  • Yandere Simulator -
    • Otohiko Meichi
    • Sakura Hagiwara

Characters from Other Sources

  • Earth-chan and Friends - Earth-chan
  • Polandball and Countryhumans[1] - Antarcticaball
  • Re:Start! - Yui Hinata

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