Clingy Jealous Girl

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Ned: Missy, we need to talk. I've found someone else.

Missy: You're so cute when you say things that you know will get you and whoever you're talking about seriously injured.

She's often cute, almost to the point of twee. She's affectionate, too. But she also has a grip like a hydraulic press, and seems to want to be an article of clothing wrapped around the body of the guy she likes. Woe to him if he so much as looks at another girl (or if another girl looks at him), for she's usually armed with an Armor-Piercing Slap, a Megaton Punch or a Hyperspace Mallet, and she's willing to use it on him whether he invited the attention or not. She's the Clingy Jealous Girl, and she can be anywhere on the spectrum from a fondly-regarded nuisance to a psycho stalker.

Clingy Jealous Girl usually lavishes her attention upon a male schoolmate, but sometimes she can fixate on her older brother. While usually this is a purely filial, protective behavior, it can occasionally verge on Brother-Sister Incest. And the occasional Psycho Lesbian Clingy Jealous Girl has been spotted.

If she's a Yandere, she'll snap and try to Murder the Hypotenuse at least once. Especially If I Can't Have You. If she's a Tsundere instead, her violence towards the male lead will be a Running Gag. If she's a Sugar and Ice Girl she'll be more prone to snide comments and verbal violence than open clinginess. Depending on how possessive she is, their "boyfriend's" friends will also be targeted.

Expect her to be the victim of lots of fan bashing for getting in between The Hero and his True Love, even if she actually loses. If she does manage to start a relationship with her object of affections, it will range anywhere from annoying gushing, All Take and No Give, or even Love Martyrdom.

In Fan Fiction, she is often what the Relationship Sue turns out to be in the end. Also, if a Mary Sue appears and snatches the love interest's attention away, the possible love rivals will become clingy jealous girls to make her look better than she really is.

Contrast her Spear Counterpart, Crazy Jealous Guy, who tends to be Played for Drama or even tragedy more often.

Examples of Clingy Jealous Girl include:


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  • Sayaka from Mazinger Z fell in the trope whenever a beautiful girl hang around Kouji: Hitomi, Erika, Misato... The most egregious example, though, is "Minerva X", a Sentient Mecha that loves Mazinger Z and is openly jealous of Sayaka's Aphrodite A.
  • Momoka from Keroro Gunso fits this trope perfectly. She makes a satellite to spy on Fuyuki's time in the manga, pretends to drown just to get a kiss from him, and buys an island and builds a hotel just to get closer to him. Granted, these are more like typical gambits to get closer to him dialed up to Up to Eleven levels due to her money, but add to that her subconscious Anti!Momoka who gets jealous of everyone around Fuyuki - including his sister - and she definitely falls under this trope.
    • Tamama fits this just as much as Momoka does, if not more.
  • Shirley Fenette from Code Geass. Too sweet a character to entirely fit this trope: she's more anxiously fretful than jealously clingy — although she does get irked at Lelouch when he hangs up on her. (In his defense, he's usually hanging up on her because his life is in jeopardy at the time. Not that she'd have any way of knowing that.) Nevertheless, she spends an extraordinary amount of her time and energy worrying about him, much of it specifically wondering if he likes some other girl more than her. In the aftermath of the Battle of Narita (which at the time strikes her as remote), her concern for Lelouch's whereabouts above all else is played for laughs — until suddenly it so totally isn't.
  • Kaede from SHUFFLE!.
  • In Girls Bravo Yukinari has Lisa and Yukina, and Miharu and Kirie to a lesser extent, acting as his harem of clingy jealous girls.
  • Lovely Complex: Mimi and Risa in regards to Otani.
  • Yuno towards Yukiteru in Mirai Nikki. Very much so. On the Ho Yay side, there is the affection that Akise has for Yukiteru. Both of them are perfectly willing to eliminate whatever competition they may face by any means necessary, although Akise is considerably more subtle about it, using and manipulating the legal system in order to get at enemies, whereas Yuno prefers to simply go Axe Crazy on them.
  • Peach Girl: Sae to whoever attracts her "interest", though it can be argued that she just acts clingy and lovestruck because she is trying to undermine Momo; as well as Jigoro towards Sae. On that note, both Kairi and Toji have displayed certain aspects of this behavior, all of it directed towards Momo; Momo herself is this way towards both Toji and Kairi as well at times.
    • Kairi has a trio of obsessive Clingy Jealous Girls who once attacked Momo and threatened to set her on fire if she continued taking up Kairi's attention.
  • To LOVE-Ru. Oh yes indeed. For those of you who like names, Run's two halves to Rito and Lala respectively. Although the male half gets forgotten as time goes on.
  • Ruuan, Kaori, and arguably, Shao in Mamotte Shugogetten.
  • In Rosario + Vampire every girl in Tsukune's Unwanted Harem acts like this towards Tsukune to varying degrees.
  • Usagi, Fish Eye, Ann, Beryl, and arguably, Chibiusa act in such a manner towards Mamoru in Sailor Moon. Also, Rei in regards to Mamoru and Tuxedo Kamen at times; as well as Emerald whenever Prince Diamond is around or even mentioned. Ann and Ali even act like this towards each other. On the male side there is Prince Diamond and Ali both clingy around Usagi and also Umino acts like this in regards to Naru.
    • In Usagi's case, it's less about being super obsessive and more about her own immaturity and childishness, specially compared to Mamoru who takes stuff on stride. Also, it's kinda zig-zagging: on one episode she was VERY jealous of Rei when Mamoru had to spend some days in the Hikawa shrine since his apartment was under repairs, but on another she completely dismissed Chibi-Usa's claims and distress over Mamoru's kouhai Saori who had a HUGE crush on him.
    • This is made a plot point in the Super S movie: at some point Usagi asks Mamoru if he loves Chibi-Usa better and is confused by his reply, then realizes something strange is going on...
    • Also one-time character Janelyn was this to her boyfriend/partner Misha because she was forcibly turned into a Youma alongside him. Once they're debrainwashed, she stops acting that way... but not before seeing Misha train and get along well with Makoto sends her over the edge and attacks them both.
  • Reiji (Rage) from the Gravitation manga series is a robot panda-driving Fag Hag fixated on Shuichi, even following him to America and becoming his band's manager because of this obsession.
  • Akane, Shampoo, Ukyo and Kodachi from Ranma ½ all display one degree or another of this behavior—all of it focused on Ranma.
  • After Haruhi Suzumiya sees Kyon and Mikuru acting a bit too friendly with each other, her jealousy nearly brought about the end of the universe. In her defense, Haruhi does restrain her jealousy a lot and doesn't really intervene in these cases other than by making disguised sighs of disgust and frustration... but, given that the whole universe is hanging on her mental balance, inner frustration is pretty much everything it would take for the world to implode.
    • Note that Haruhi does not know she's a Reality Warper. In fact, she regards the night when she was about to bring the end of the universe as a simple nightmare she had. And it's pretty much a sure thing that it's much better to keep her Locked Out of the Loop...
    • Haruhi's behavior can be understood in part because Kyon is the only human being who voluntarily associates with her out of choice rather than obligation. Therefore, he's pretty much the only one who has a calming influence on her, and shall she lose him...
  • Nanami Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena is fixated on her brother Touga. Also Kozue for her brother Miki. She's extremely possessive of Miki to the point where she physically hurts anyone who tries to hurt or "steal" him. And to a lesser extent there's Wakaba towards Utena.
  • Shiho Munakata from My-HiME, in regards to her "big brother" Yuuichi Tate.
  • Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Clingy Jealous Girl around Ryōji Kaji and Shinji Ikari (notice her particular agitation towards Rei). This is bumped up in many of the alternate universes.
    • Ritsuko also exhibits traces of this behavior towards Rei, whom she fears after the latter starts spending a lot of time with/and earning the favor of her old lover Gendo Ikari.
    • Interestingly, when Armisael merges with Unit 00 in the manga, the Other Rei tells Rei that while she may not outwardly show it or be fully aware of it, she has some of this towards Shinji as well. It goes on to say that she gets jealous whenever Shinji visits Asuka in the infirmary after her Mind Rape, and that deep down she has a selfish desire to have him all to herself which stems from her loneliness (that parallels to Asuka telling she wants to have Shinji all for herself).
  • Parallel Trouble Adventure Dual has all the girls noticeably show this trait towards Kazuki. However D Rei's Expy clings to him the most.
  • Lum in Urusei Yatsura, in regards to her "husband" Ataru Moroboshi. In her defense, she wouldn't care if he looked at other girls etc.; she just wants him to stop throwing himself at every woman he sees. Also Ryōko Mendō, aimed at her brother Shūtarō and his arch rival Tobimarō who is TERRIFIED of her for the exact same reason Shūtarō is.
  • Hikaru in Kimagure Orange Road, competing with her best friend Madoka for Kyōsuke's affections. It's more of a childish, innocent kind of clinging, except in The Movie where the girl has a total breakdown when Kyōsuke breaks up with her and hooks up with Madoka.
  • Merle in Vision of Escaflowne is clingy and jealous with respect to Van, whence her sometimes-friendly rivalry with Hitomi.
  • Although it's part of an act at first, Flay Allster of Gundam Seed is definitely this towards Kira Yamato.
  • Yuka in Elfen Lied, though she attempts (and fails) to grapple with her jealousy throughout the series. The main character of Elfen Lied, Lucy could also be seen as an example, though her grappling with jealousy involves murdering her romantic interest Kouta's family and sparing Yuka's life only because of Kouta.
  • Although it is debated among fans whether her motives are romantic or not, C-ko Kotobuki is this to A-ko Magami in Project A-ko.
  • Kizaki Tamayo from Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer acts this way towards her classmate Kobayashi Koutarou. When Misaki (the main character) starts getting close to Koutarou, Tamayo's already excessive friendly-violence steps up a notch. Then again, in the manga, she acts this same way and has only one scene to suggest any romantic motives (and ends up with someone else; the anime, on the other hand, pairs her with Koutarou).
  • Amagi Michal from Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch is fiercely possessive of Kaito once she saves him, but she's also a Lonely Rich Kid AND an Ill Girl, so no violence here—she'd probably collapse.
  • Takamiya Rina from Kaitou Saint Tail becomes so possessive that she ruthlessly blackmails, gossips and overrides commands, pulling the dirtiest tricks she can think of to get her rival out of the way. On one occasion, she even aims a rocket launcher into a room full of priceless artifacts with both rival and boy inside.
  • Kagura Sohma from Fruits Basket is extremely clingy to her cousin Kyo, but doesn't hesitate to get violent. She ends up being rejected by Kyo for the main character, Tohru.
    • In Kagura's defense, she's a friend of Tohru as well and not only does get over Kyo choosing Tohru on her own even before Kyo rejects her for the last time... although the author has also said that while Kagura might accept that Kyo chose Tohru, she will never get over him. Not to say that she won't get on with her life; she just will never stop having feelings for him..
  • Miu from Ichigo Mashimaro reacts like this whenever Nobue shows too much attention or admiration for one of the other three girls—which happens regularly. It's likely non-romantic, although with Miu all bets are off.
  • Ranpha's path in Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers has her snap when she walks in on Tact and Chitose picking up fallen papers. Tact's solution? Convince her that he could never love anybody else—by way of self-humiliation.
  • Sakurato falls into this role to various extents in Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z, to the point where (in her most recent appearance) she deliberately changes into Sedusa so her Hyde self can take appropriate revenge when she sees Souichirou with another girl (nearly twice, but the PPGZ (in civilian guise) prevent the second occurrence, thwarting what would otherwise have been a Here We Go Again ending).
  • Koboshi of Pita-Ten often gets very jealous and infuriated when Misha glomps Kotarou, and just as often is shown contemplating her chances with Kotarou and whether Misha is getting more attention from him, particularly when Kotarou won't push the angel away and just lets her hang there.
  • Mei Ling of Cardcaptor Sakura was sort-of engaged to her cousin Li Shaoran since childhood and holds this very dearly, to the point it becomes quite a running gag. However, when she realizes he has really fallen for Sakura and also ends up befriending her, she "breaks it off" and ends up helping them get together.
    • Then there's Nakuru Akizuki who appears to be this towards Touya, constantly butting in whenever Touya is trying to admit a certain something to Yukito and draping herself on the guy. However what Nakuru a.k.a Ruby Moon is actually after is Touya's magic power, which Touya is attempting to give up to Yukito / Yue who is fading away and will die without - as well as confess his love. Oh and Ruby Moon is technically sexless though she seems to prefer identifying with the female gender so some could argue she's also being deceptive about the 'girl' part too.
  • Skuld of Ah! My Goddess acts in a manner resembling this trope -- about her sister -- when she perceives that Keiichi and Belldandy are becoming more romantically close.
    • Similarly, but much less severe, could be Belldandy herself. Things have been known to randomly explode if she sees Keiichi receiving excessive attention from another girl. Even when she keeps it under control, however, she makes it quite clear to others that she would save Keiichi's life even if meant the destruction of the entire universe in a heartbeat and will not tolerate people randomly interfering with their relationship. This becomes especially apparent when she flatly refuses the personified Gate of Heaven's request for Keiichi to teach her about love; when the Gate accuses her of being unusually selfish for a goddess, she calmly replies, "Yes; with Keiichi, I am not so generous."
    • In the second season of the anime, when Hild's loli-form goes back in time to seduce a younger Keiichi, she acts like a Clingy Jealous Girl towards him every time Belldandy (who has also come back in time to stop Loli-Hild) tries to talk to Keiichi.
  • Kare Kano: When first introduced, Tsubasa Shibahime is very clingy towards Soichiro Arima, often attacking Yukino Miyazawa, with whom Arima had a burgeoning romantic relationship.
  • Tamami of Mahoraba Heartful Days is obsessively clingy to Kozue, and while not particularly violent, she heaps the verbal abuse on Shiratori when he and Kozue get close.
  • In Mahou Sensei Negima, Anna "Anya" Cocolova, Negi's wizard-world friend who is seen very briefly in an early Flash Back, is in fact Clingy Jealous about him. At least, she wants very badly to be so, but mostly sits in the hot springs and whimpers, because she's so darn intimidated by the size of a significant portion his Unwanted Harem's chests. (And later, by their level of combat ability, which makes her fear that Negi will forget about her in the end.)
    • Evangeline insists that she was sealed in the campus because of her great power and evil deeds. It's actually because she was this trope to Nagi. Not much for tact that one.
  • Mayu Miyuki from Ai Yori Aoshi is notorious for this, outraged when any other girl does anything with Kaoru and she does not, and regularly (and dramatically) proclaiming her love and plans for their future. Made even worse by the fact that she never really stops, just tones it back somewhat... even after Kaoru is married.
    • Averted by Tina who handled her disappointment far better than Mayu did... funny, considering how Mayu was always criticizing her for being graceless.
  • Christine Hanakomachi from Daa! Daa! Daa! There seems to have two personas hiding inside her: the meek gentle girl who adores Miyu Kozuki as a friend, and the crazy devil capable of superhuman feats that would murder anyone who tries getting "romantically close" to Kanata Saionji (namely Miyu herself, though non-intentionally).
    • Of course, both of them are aware of this, and in moments of Genre Savvy have taken advantage of it. For example, in one episode the cast is shrunk, so Kanata pretends to get romantic with Miyu while standing in front of the button that will turn them back to normal size, causing Chris to attack with sufficient strength to press the button.
  • Subverted in Hell Teacher Nube, with Yukime the Snow Girl. First, she goes all jealous when Nuubee goes into a fancy date with his workmate Ritsuko, but another spirit who had arranged the date in the first place via her powers sees this and punishes Yukime messily and repeatedly through the second half of the episode. Some time later, she kidnaps Ritsuko abd attempts to kill her -- but only after having been subjected to an extremely cruel Hannibal Lecture from her father's Poisonous Lackey, who almost manages to convince her to murder her victim and then get together with Nuubee... but Yukime realizes this is fucked up, apologizes to Ritsuko and releases her, which ends up in her death. She gets better, though. Finally, it's one of the rare cases where the Clingy Jealous Girl actually wins her dude's affections.
  • Misa Amane in Death Note, who indicates to Light that if he dates any other girls, even to throw the authorities off their own relationship, she'll kill them with her Death Note. For that matter, Kiyomi Takada later on.
  • Naruto has Sakura Haruno and Ino Yamanaka who, in the beginning, are clingy to a T whenever Sasuke is involved, and (in Sakura's case at least) violent when he isn't. Both kinda grow out of the fangirlism, if not of their feelings for him, by the time Shippuden starts, though. Although Fan Dumb refuses to aknowledge that.
    • Part II has Karin obsessively pining after Sasuke and Shiho fangirling Shikamaru. Karin in particular earned the wrath of Sasuke/Sakura fans due to this, but after Sasuke sacrifices her to kill Danzo, she no longer fits this trope and has become more accepted by the fanbase because of this.
    • In some of the anime filler, Sakura gets upset when a girl tries to gain Naruto's affections. As it's currently unclear if she has any romantic feelings for Naruto, this can only be considered a Ship Tease.
      • It can't. Sakura revealed that she's still in love with Sasuke recently.
  • Out of Akito's half-dozen or so love interests in Martian Successor Nadesico, the two most successful, Megumi and Yurika, are the clingy jealous type. Fortunately for everyone involved, this never involves violence (except Akito getting Bright-slapped by Ryoko once or twice), or Yurika abusing her powers as captain to punish her rivals. Although it's possible that that just didn't occur to her.
    • Megumi's jealousy and clinginess took awhile to set in, but once it did, it effectively murdered her chances of getting Akito's affection at all. She actually does gets the seeds of a serious relationship started, but she destroyed it all by trying to take things too far, which utterly repulsed him. Trying to get him to leave the crew of the Nadesico to their fate when they were in trouble didn't help either.
  • Yubel from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is apparently a clingy jealous hermaphrodite... dragon... demon... thing. Uh. It's also a body swapping parasite that's jealous of all the Ho Yay going around.
  • In the Pretty Sammy series, Haida is this to Hiroto in spite of the fact that the latter has never once condoned this.
  • May Wong from Kaleido Star counts as a non-romantic ([[[Ship Tease]] maybe]])version of this, since she's very possessive of her idol and prospective partner Leon Oswald and has to compete hard with Sora to become his official partner. She also blames Sora for indirectly destroying her cherished dream to perform with her other idol, ex-Kaleidostage star Layla Hamilton.
  • Kazuki Ibuse in Bitter Virgin, to the extent that Daisuke plays along with being her boyfriend because he knows she's likely to harm Hinako (the girl he does like) if she isn't placated. Towards the end of the series however, Kazuki cuts Daisuke loose after finally learning Hinako's secret and that Daisuke loves her while having known all about it. She's content to just wait for Daisuke and Hinako to break up, a fate that everyone (up to and including the couple themselves) fully expects to eventually happen.
  • Armored Trooper VOTOMS has Coconna, who gets extremely jealous of the attention Chirico pays to Fyanna. She is always having to convince Gotho and Vanilla to save Chirico when he gets captured during the first arc.
  • Pinoko is definitely like this in regards to Dr. Black Jack, and tends to be deliberately rude to any cute-looking woman that walks within ten feet of him, only becoming nicer once she's assured that they pose no threat. The fact that she's WAY too young for him (physically, anyway) never seems to cross her mind.
  • To Aru Majutsu no Index:
    • Index herself whenever a girl takes Touma away from her.
    • Kuroko threatens Touma the moment she sees him out of suspicion over his relationship with Mikoto, telling him that if he wants to make a go at Mikoto he'll have to go through her first.
    • While she doesn't realize it, Mikoto shows signs of this too, including when she and Index first meet and Hilarity Ensues
  • Lolly and Menolly from Bleach. They're such Aizen fangirls that they torment Orihime Inoue purely because of his interest in her, beat her up brutally once and later tried to kidnap and kill her during the Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra fight... despite Orihime having revived the two, after Grimmjow brutally murders them.
    • Neliel also counts as this towards Ichigo, though hers are a much more light-hearted version. Orihime may have expressed jealousy at some points, but she never even thought of clinging to Ichigo, though fandom would rather think she does.
    • Rukia's adoptive younger sister Homura from the third movie is one. Whether it's romantic or not, it's in the eye of the beholder: some see a prospect Psycho Lesbian, others see a merely clingy girl who wants her "older sister" back.
    • A 100% Les Yay version is the resident Lipstick Lesbian and Meganekko from Karakura, Chizuru Honshou, who plays the role towards Orihime. Completely played for laughs.
      • Another Les Yay version, arguably; Soi Fon in filler and side materials is not very happy with Ichigo for having bathed with Yoruichi. This is also speculated by some to be the reason she refuses to help the Vizards until Hachi says he'll seal up Yoruichi's best buddy/possible love interest Urahara for a month—of course Yoruichi/Urahara rabidshippers turn it up to eleven...
  • Almost every member of the Unwanted Harem in Omamori Himari is a Clingy Jealous Girl. The only exception is the Foreign Fanservice Meido tea-cup spirit Lizlet.
  • In Clannad, after drinking one cup of sake, Nagisa becomes this in regard to her own mother. Sanae gets drunk and fuels the whole thing further as well. Needless to say, Hilarity Ensues.
  • Sekai Saionji from School Days. Very, very, much so. Kotonoha Katsura as well. Although, they both differ on how they express their affections towards Makoto and jealousy towards anyone who might take his attention away from them: Sekai gets angry with Makoto, while Kotonoha goes in denial.
    • Let's not forget Otome Katou, who was already a bully Alpha Bitch to Kotonoha and became even worse when Kotonoha started dating Makoto. She gets to the point that she tackles Makoto in a secret spot and has sex with him -- when he was dating Sekai behind Kotonoha's back.
  • Ritsu Tainaka from K-On!! demonstrates extreme traits of this trope towards Mio in Episode 11 when Mio seems to be spending more time with Nodoka than paying attention to her.
  • Momoko from Wandering Son displays this behavior toward her childhood friend Chizuru and often acts very upset when Chizuru pays more attention to other people. Still, Momoko is not above giving Chizuru a piece of her mind when she thinks her friend has done something stupid to other people—which is quite often.
  • Rurouni Kenshin: At first, Kaoru was very jealous of Megumi, who was better than she was at the traditional female tasks, but near the beginning of the Kyoto Arc Megumi gives up on pursuing Kenshin; they become good friends after that.
    • They actually were good friends before that, as shown when Megumi snaps Kaoru out of her Heroic BSOD when Kenshin goes to Kyoto and leaves her. One of the reasons she cites to push Kaoru to go after him is that Kenshin said goodbye to her and not to Megumi, which can be seen as her accepting that she had lost already.
  • Naru from Love Hina may say she hates Keitaro every time until they finally get together, but boy is she ever one towards him.
    • Kanako, Keitaro's stepsister, is much more obvious about her clinginess towards him, although she does eventually concede him to Naru.
  • Tessa from Full Metal Panic! is this towards Sousuke - big time. She's normally a ditzy, Moe Moe Dojikko, but if anything concerns Sousuke, she gets very possessive and wily. She literally throws herself at him, and has been shown several times to (purposefully) sneak to where he's sleeping so she can molest him, which eventually implied to result in his habit of sleeping under the bed. And as for the "jealous" part, TSR has her chewing him out and lambasting him for his Heroic BSOD and depression over being jerked away from Kaname (whom he developed one of the few human attachments he's felt for). Ironically enough, it's suggested that Sousuke was actually put off and made to be more afraid of her due to her incredibly aggressive advances than if she had just lightened up.
    • Considering the only person to have had any romantic inclinations toward him was Gauron, and that he pursued Sousuke in a similarly aggressive manner, it's no surprise he's like that.
    • Kaname acts this way towards him as well when Tessa is around in Fumoffu.
  • In the One Piece anime, Hancock is jealous of the women in Luffy's crew, and fears that Luffy will choose them over her (Not that it's likely to happen).
  • Eri Sawachika from School Rumble. Also deconstructed, as her jealousy brings her genuine trouble and almost wrecks her friendships with Mikoto and Tenma. Her more distant friendship with Tenma's sister Yakumo was destroyed over their common interest in Harima, after all.
  • Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari.
  • Zero no Tsukaima: Louise and Siesta towards Saito, though Louise is much more extreme about it.
  • Azaka for Mikiya in Kara no Kyoukai. Also a version where she fully embraces a relationship with him would be Brother-Sister Incest.
  • Ookamikakushi: Isuzu for Hiroshi.
  • Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun: Although she tries to deny it, Reika is very much in love with and possessive of Shungo. This is made obvious, when she takes a maid job to get closer to Shungo, and her more ruthless alternate personality emerges.
  • Belarus from Axis Powers Hetalia wants to get married married married to her brother Russia. A flashback to their childhood shows that she was even jealous of her sister Ukraine, frowning (though that's admittedly her default expression and it's easy to see it more as childish sisterly rivalry) and clinging to Russia's side when Ukraine gave him his trademark Scarf of Asskicking.
  • Momo in Saki. After learning that Hisa was now on a First-Name Basis with her girlfriend, Yumi after the two played Mahjong for most of a night, she spent the rest of the training trip shooting death glares at Hisa whenever they crossed paths.
  • Asago in Tokyo Crazy Paradise is like this towards Ryuji to the point of shooting Tsukasa's brothers when she admits her feelings for Ryuji
  • In Maburaho, Yuna becomes one for Kazuki shortly after he turns into a ghost. She still keeps up her "I'm his wife" routine, but now with the added element of magically blasting anyone who so much as looks at him.
  • Rose from Dragon Crisis is this towards Ryuuji, in that, he tried to leave for three days, and she almost destroyed the room they were in at the time.
  • Infinite Stratos has almost all of the girls be jealous with whoever is with Ichika. So much that fans have called this show as Ichika and the Jelly Factory.
    • Not one, not two, but three Clingy Jealous Girls!
    • In the Anime version, it gets up to five. It's just that only three of them have any real chance.
  • Meroko in Full Moon wo Sagashite. Emphasis on "clingy", she's always all over Takuto, and in the beginning, won't even let him LOOK at Mitsuki for very long. Even though he's showed zero romantic interest in her, Meroko likes to announce to the world that he is "hers". She eventually matures into I Want My Beloved to Be Happy. In the manga, she's clingy and jealous over Izumi as well, although sometimes he brings it on himself, doing something to make her jealous in order to test her love for him.
  • In Pokémon, Ash's Chikorita and Aipom had crushes on him and at first didn't take his bond with Pikachu very well. Oshawott would count as this too, but it's male.
  • Uruka from Steel Angel Kurumi 2 for Nako.
  • Sora for Haruka in Yosuga no Sora.
  • Mariko from Oniisama e... is very much this to towards Nanako.
  • Mayu Okada from Kaguyahime. She is very possessive of Akira, and doesn't let men or women near her. She has a sweet appearance but will do anything to get her way, such as pretending to be sick and fainting on the spot to get attention.
  • Poor Jiro from Mayo Chiki has at least 3 girls who exhibit this trope. All 3 are pretty violent as well, and often beat him up when they suspect he's getting too close to the other ones, and a 4th girl who likes to tease him about it.
  • Rei from Highschool of the Dead is definitely this for Takashi, especially towards Saeko, although she acts reasonably civil towards her. (Probably because Saeko could kick her ass and because they all depend on each other for survival, so Rei would be Too Dumb to Live.) Similarly, Saya Takagi seems jealous of Rei over Takashi, but displays small signs of it towards Kohta as well.
  • Inukami! Youko adores Keita and hates when he flirts with other girls. A typical event ends with him arrested for streaking because she teleported off his clothes in anger. Unusual for this trope in that she's a Battle Couple with him instead of an obstruction to another Love Interest.
  • Alice of Pandora Hearts for Oz. She calls Oz her "property" and frequently gets jealous if Gil interacts with him.
  • D.N.Angel: Mio Hio for Daisuke.
  • Koharu of Koharu no Hibi for Akira.
  • Kirino from Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai! acts this way towards her brother. She gets extremely irritated anytime his childhood friend Manami spends time with him. In one incident, Kirino even goes so far as to put porn mags and an Eroge game on in his room as he's about to bring her to it, which hilariously backfires when Manami seems more interested that Kyousuke seems to prefer Meganekko girls (as evidenced by the mags and the girl in the game), than the fact that he's playing eroge games and has porn openly laying about.


Comic Books[edit | hide]

  • Knives Chau from the Scott Pilgrim series combines this trope with Yandere
  • Kayleigh from Dork Tower is this in regards to Matt McLimore; just the thought that he might be interested in someone else sends her into a rage.
  • Lana Lang has been occasionally portrayed as this for Clark Kent, to the point of once leaving her panties in the Kents's bed after failing to convince Clark that Lois is a lousy wife.
  • This is essentially the motivation of the Venom Symbiote towards Spider-Man.


Fan Fic[edit | hide]

  • Pauline from the Tamers Forever Series, although she still manages to be a sympathetic character and becomes an outright Woobie later on.
  • The Second Try: Asuka was one in the original series (part of her animosity towards Rei was due to her misconception of Shinji liked Rei instead of her). Her jealousy had mellowed down due to she feeling more confident about herself and their relationship with Shinji; however, she was completely hotile towards Kaworu and she warned him she wanted him nowhere near from her husband.


Films[edit | hide]

  • Ellen Harland (Gene Tierney) in Leave Her to Heaven is an extremely pathological version of this.
  • Evelyn Draper from Play Misty for Me combines this with Stalker with a Crush.
  • Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard. As Joe is walking out on her, she comments desperately, "No one leaves a star. That's what makes one a star." Then she shoots him.
  • Esther towards her adoptive father in Orphan.
  • Stacy, Wayne's psycho ex in Wayne's World

Stacy: Happy anniversary, Wayne.
Wayne: Stacy, we broke up two months ago.
Stacy: Well, that doesn't mean we can't still go out, does it?

  • Christy from The Social Network. She flipped out on Eduardo for not replying to her text messages that he came back from California and for having his Facebook status as single. And she sets his gift for her on fire in a trash bin and knocks it over his bed. Then she has the audicity to ask if he's going back to California - completed with a pouty face and big puppy eyes.
  • Rachel Witchburn from Sydney White is borderline Stalker with a Crush to her ex-boyfriend Tyler (who she had dumped). Especially the way she shows up in Tyler's room, claiming to have read his emails.


Literature[edit | hide]

  • Blanche Ingram from Jane Eyre, but she doesn't have any real affection for Rochester - she's just a Rich Bitch Gold Digger. Easily gotten rid of when Rochester lets a rumor reach her saying (falsely) that he's broke.
  • Ron's girlfriend Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: In addition to being insufferably cutesy and granting Ron the entirely unwelcome nickname of "Won-Won", she's hyper-jealous of Hermione (admittedly with good cause, as Ron's only really dating her to make Hermione jealous, anyway).
  • Snork Maiden of The Moomins. Partially inverted in that she's Moomins' actual love interest and hence is justified in becoming really clingy whenever he falls in love with a block of wood (yes, this actually happens).
  • Eponine of Les Misérables is notable for being about as clingy and jealous as you can get while still remaining The Woobie. While she desperately wants Marius to pay attention to her, she lacks the self-confidence and the boldness that would make her fit the trope. Obviously, trying to get him and herself killed on the barricade is taking clinginess to an extreme level, but she had lost all hope at that point.
  • In Charlie Daniels, Teenaged Schmoe, Charlie's girlfriend Lynn acts like this towards him, trying to make him jealous by kissing another girl and then spreading the rumor that he raped her when that doesn't work, and yelling at him because another girl flirted with him (and he tried to brush her off).
  • Caroline Bingley fills this role in Pride and Prejudice; having clear intentions on Mr. Darcy, she is less than impressed by the obvious attention and interest he has in Elizabeth (obvious to her, that is; not to Elizabeth herself) and spends a lot of time attempting to belittle and put-down Elizabeth as much as possible. Darcy, for his part, takes the ignore-her-long-enough-and-maybe-she'll-go-away approach towards Caroline.
  • Angelina in The Stainless Steel Rat. Admittedly she's his wife, but most partners draw the line at threatening their husband-to-be with a .75 calibre recoiless pistol just because he's having second thoughts about their marriage.
    • She was in her third trimester with twins and he was still waffling! But she does display this behavior quite well later in the same book, as well as subsequent ones.
  • Edward and Bella both toward each other in Twilight. Jacob Black developed into something like this as well, later on (at least until Renesmee came along...).
  • Ohara-sensei of Digital Devil Story snaps the neck of her student out of jealousy of the fact her demon master/lover was about to rape the poor girl in front of her.
  • Simone Lecoutier is like this towards best friend Joey Bettany at the beginning of the Chalet School series, getting tearful and resentful if Joey befriends anyone besides her. Given how friendly Joey is, this happens a lot. At one point, Simone chops off her plaits in an attempt to get Joey to pay attention to her after Joey makes a remark about girls with short hair. Joey isn't pleased.
  • Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, to the point of making multiple attempts on Wendy's life, a trait only slightly toned down for other adaptations.
  • In the Disgaea novels every girl in Laharl’s Unwanted Harem acts like this to a certain degree, especially Flonne.
  • Lysa Tully from A Song of Ice and Fire takes this to such an extreme that, when her husband makes entirely unwanted advances on her (barely) teenage niece, she tries to shove her off a castle. And then he shoves her off -- as it was his plan. Sorta.


Live Action TV[edit | hide]

  • Missy from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, undaunted by the fact that Ned has absolutely no interest in her. Fortunately, Ned finds the perfect solution: a Huge Schoolgirl bodyguard.
  • Jenny towards Shane in the final series of The L Word
  • iCarly: Carly displays this in the hallway scene of the extended version of iSaved Your Life. When Freddie becomes popular to the Ridgeway students after his accident, one of the girls flirts with him by insistently inviting him to a party. Possibly in her pants. Annoyed, Carly hugs Freddie and initiates a French kiss that forces the girl to leave. After the kiss, Freddie then prompts, "Wow, my kitty's got claws!"
  • Olive Snook from Pushing Daisies began this way, but eventually drifted to a nobler mindset.
    • Ned is prone to this sort of behavior himself, although he's usually more of a doormat about it.
  • Wilson's girlfriend Amber on House (who was later killed off) used to disagree with House over how much time Wilson should be spending with him. They challenged each other for Wilson's "custody," and they disliked each other immensely.
  • NYPD Blue''s Adrienne Lesniak had a few shades of this. After avoiding a relationship with James Martinez for all of season 2, she starts a relationship with him in 3. No sooner do they spend their first night together then she begins attempting to control almost every aspect of his life, finally driving the exhausted James to break up with her.
  • Myra from Family Matters took this trope to rather frightening extremes, going so far as to blame Steve's infatuation with Laura on Laura herself.
  • Mel from Flight of the Conchords, to hilariously creepy levels.
  • Lorelai shows shades of this to Luke's love interests in the early seasons of Gilmore Girls until they finally kissed at the end of season 4.
  • Chloe was this during early seasons of Smallville, to the point where she was willing to sell Clark out to Lionel Luthor after she saw him with Lana. An episode also centered on her being slipped a "love potion" which made all who drank it (mostly men) this trope temporarily, during which she tried to kill her cousin Lois in a jealous rage.
  • As her relationship with Mulder evolves in The X-Files, Scully exhibits a milder version of this trope... except in "Syzygy", where it's absolutely full-blown pathological jealousy. She also gets very jealous whenever Diana Fowley comes into the picture. Hints of this can be seen as far back as the first season, when Mulder's ex-girlfriend from Oxford showed up.
  • Matsu in Toshiie to Matsu is so jealous that she doesn't allow him to have any mistresses (normal for men at the time) and he gets ribbed by his colleagues about being on a short leash. Nene similarly flips out whenever Hideyoshi strays, but since she can't give him any children (and he's a pervert) he just ignores her complaints—it got so bad that Nene almost divorced Hideyoshi at one point, but is talked out of it to avoid a scandal.
  • From the BBC's Robin Hood: Kate. Her rival Isabella is not even in plain sight before Kate is demanding to know who she is and why Robin has brought her to Sherwood Forest, snapping: "What's the reason for her?" This is her most pressing concern in spite of the fact that they're all running for their lives at this stage. In later episodes she responds to Isabella's mere presence by sulking, and even later (after her Relationship Upgrade with Robin) tries to actively kill her every time they cross paths, either by her own hand, or by indirect means (at one stage encouraging Robin to abandon Isabella to her murderous husband). And she's supposed to be one of the good guys!
  • Rose Tyler from Doctor Who demonstrated tendencies towards this trope: she reacted rather poorly when she learnt that she wasn't, in fact, the Doctor's very first female companion ever. She was also visibly displeased at any indication that the Doctor might be impressed by someone other than her.
    • Sarah Jane Smith reacts to Rose in much the same way that Rose reacts to her. Of course, Sarah Jane met the Fifth Doctor's companions in "The Five Doctors". She got along with them perfectly fine. So she might have been reacting to Rose in particular rather than the idea of being replaced.
    • If Rose counts, then the Doctor, particularly Nine, counts as a male example. Notice his jealous treatment of Mickey, Rose's current boyfriend, and emotionally manipulative phone call at the end of "World War Three" in which he effectively seduces Rose away from her family with the promise of a really cool supernova sighting. It might be more accurate, however, to simply state that Rose and the Doctor both cared about each other to the extent where they sometimes failed to consider to feelings of others.
      • Though, to be fair to the Doctor, he always ended up accepting whichever boy Rose was currently crushing on into the TARDIS (not always gracefully, but still). And he actively invited Mickey, after the guy proved himself more than the selfish, xenophobic coward he must have appeared to the Doctor during their first meeting. So it's more that he fears her leaving him altogether than that he's not willing to share.
    • Martha Jones also displayed elements of this trope, especially when Rose Tyler's name came up. Then again, anyone might get a bit irate if the person they had feelings for wouldn't stop loudly and tactlessly talking about their ex and implying (or even outright saying on some occasions) that she was so much better than they were.
      • When Martha and Rose meet, Martha's over the Doctor, and her reaction to finding out who that blonde girl was had to have been pretty flattering.
    • In the episode "Human Nature", John Smith (aka the Doctor turned human, with no memory of his real life) and Joan Redfern believe Martha (who is posing as Smith's servant) is this, and ignore her when she's desperately trying to get John to be the Doctor again, as the aliens they are hiding from have found them.
  • Ianto Jones from Torchwood typifies this trope throughout the second and third series of the show in relation to the more free-wheeling Captain Jack. Although, to be fair, Jack had initially gone missing in between seasons and Jack's ex-boyfriend is homicidal.
  • Tsubasa Aoi (Fire-4) from Tomica Hero Rescue Fire is a male example of this towards Ritsuka (Fire-3).
  • Jade from Victorious.
  • The Brittas Empire has a gay male version in Tim, who gets emotional and storms out if his partner Gavin talks to another man in the pub.
  • Fiona in Degrassi is like this towards her own twin brother.
  • Medea from Aaron Allston's Galatea in 2-D. Roger takes advantage of this, coupled with the threat to never let her go back to Jason, to get her to work for him.
  • Glee's Santana will throw down with people who get involved with her sexual partners, even if she claims not to want a real relationship with them.
    • Rachel has similar tendencies when it comes to Finn - well, not the violent ones, but if Finn ends up dating someone who's not her at any point there's nothing she won't try in order to destroy their relationship.
  • Rose in Two and A Half Men is this to Charlie.
  • Annie on Community does this to Jeff at the start of season 2.
  • Sebastian from Little Britain is this for Michael, even towards Michael's own wife.
  • Lily is something of this in How I Met Your Mother, although only occasionally. She can hardly control her fury whenever she talks about Ted's ex-girlfriend Karen, because she "lingered" when she walked in on Lily painting Marshall nude way back in college. She also once beat the shit out of another woman for kissing Marshall when drunk, even though the woman apologized profusely. However, showing her jealous streak is probably more related to possessiveness than insecurity, she rarely gets suspicious of Marshall himself, even encouraging him to fantasize about other women rather than be guilty about it and telling him to loosen up and enjoy himself when they go to a strip club.


Mythology[edit | hide]

  • The ultimate, original Clingy Jealous Girl would have to be Zeus' wife, Hera, in Classical Mythology, whose stories are mostly about the myriad hellish punishments she inflicted on her husband's few thousand human mistresses (never mind the fact that half the time, the relationship was not consensual). Keep in mind that she's the goddess of family and marriage as well as the Queen of the Olympic Pantheon. No wonder she's pissed off like Hell.


Newspaper Comics[edit | hide]

  • Lucy van Pelt from Peanuts is obsessively infatuated with Schroeder and goes to ridiculous lengths to beat out her competition for his attention—namely, his piano.
    • Lucy's brother Linus also has to keep reminding Sally, Charlie Brown's sister, that "I'm not your 'sweet baboo'!"
  • Hernia, Hamlet's (wannabe) girlfriend from the Hagar the Horrible comic strip. In one strip she sewed name tags onto his clothes with her name on them, and in another she chains him to the spot, which is bad for a wandering hunter.
  • Andrea, a character from the Filipino newspaper comic Beerkada, had a peculiar way of clinging to her object of affection: she literally chomps down on the shoulder or neck of the guy and doesn't let go, earning her the nickname "Chompy." She later becomes his girlfriend.
  • Anthony's fiancee, then wife, Therese from For Better or For Worse behaved this way whenever his childhood girlfriend Elizabeth was around, even at their wedding. Justified in that Anthony probably was cheating on her emotionally even then.
    • Liz got a stint of this in her teens when she attempted to break up with Anthony before a school dance, only to get insanely jealous when the friend she asked to help her break up by proxy felt so bad for him that she offered to take him instead. As this occured before most Pattersaints could do no wrong, Lynn repeatedly Lampshaded Liz's own responsiblity for the whole debacle.
  • Luann features both Bernice, who harasses and smothers Zane (including asking him to marry her despite her being a teenager), and Luann herself, who obsesses over Aaron Hill and hates anyone he likes.
  • Roxanne in Candorville is an extreme example, and apparently plans to kill the girl Lemont really likes. She's also somewhat of a deconstruction in that she's never shown love for him, only a desire to control him and have him obey her every whim.


Puppet Shows[edit | hide]


Theater[edit | hide]

  • Nessarose from Wicked, who abuses her authority to keep Boq near her, basically enslaving him, and goes to the point of shrinking his heart and turning him into the Tin Man to keep him from marrying Glinda. Of course, it was Glinda's fault in the first place, as she tricked Boq into dating her.
  • Arguably Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, though to what extent is determined by the actress playing her. I've seen Helenas who tugged the heart strings and others who were so abject and annoying, you wanted to scream. 'Treat me as your spaniel!' Ugh.
    • Though Shakespeare establishes that Demetrius definitely led her on, and other characters in the show call him out on courting her and then dropping her for her best friend.
  • Amneris from Verdi's opera Aida. Hoo boy.
  • Lucy from 13, to the point where she ruins her relationship with her best friend because she was his girlfriend, getting in a fight with said best friend, yelling at Brett for "flirting" (for example: saying "hi") to other girls, and starting a rumor about her former best friend with another guy when Brett dumps Lucy for her.
  • Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra.


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog borders on the psycho stalker version (though just how close she is to being a Stalker with a Crush depends on the writer). And has a large hammer which she isn't afraid to use on Sonic if he refuses. It leaves behind a trail of hearts.
    • Don't forget her evil comic book counterpart, Rosy the Rascal, from an alternate evil universe. Unlike Amy, who has enough common sense to back down from her clingy tendencies and willing to help other potential female rivals out of concern for their well-being, Rosy is so mentally unstable that she believes the only way to get Scourge (anti-Sonic)'s attention is to smash him with her hammer... which, unlike Amy's, is COVERED IN SPIKES.
  • Luna is this to Alex in the original Lunar: The Silver Star. Given that she spends a rather short stretch of the game with him, it leaves a bad impression. Talk to any female, and she'll snap back at him. It also doesn't help that they were raised together since birth. The remakes tone this down considerably.
  • Ruby the baby red dragon is this to Hiro in Lunar: Eternal Blue when it comes to Lucia; Hiro in this case is clearly smitten with Lucia.
  • Chihiro in Persona 3 is a rather minor version of this—certainly clingier than the other girls, but not nearly as extreme as many others on this page. (Don't tell the fans that, though.) In Persona 3 Portable, Aigis becomes this for the Female Protagonist.
  • Persona 4 has Ai Ebihara. Often while you're on a date with her, the two of you run into another of your female "friends". You then get to witness a grudge match where Ai chases off the other girl and then reprimands you for daring to speak to another girl while out with her.
    • Unless, of course, the other girl is Yukiko; she actually manages to scare off Ai and then confronts you to find out just what you think you were doing with her. Fortunately, the MC is pimp enough to be able to easily defuse these situations without risk of a reversed S-Link. Yukiko apparently manages to cling more than Ai; if the above event happens, the MC will go out on a date with Yukiko instead and gain relationship points with her!
    • Taken Up to Eleven and totally Played for Laughs in the anime series, where at some point Ai confronts Chie over Kou. She then slaps Chie across the face, and the deal ends up in a Cat Fight where they childishly pull on each other's cheeks.
    • Rise may fit this trope as well, as she literally clings.
  • Kingdom of Loathing features "Clingy Pirate" as an opponent. If your character is male, she'll be a girl. She attacks by hugging you and hurting your feelings. You may simply beat her senseless like any other monster, or write a bogus phone number on a cocktail napkin so you won't have to fight her for a few dozen advetures.
  • Clarine in Fire Emblem: The Sealed Sword pretty much worships her older brother Klein to the point where she yells at another healer for healing Klein before she had the chance. Klein is NOT happy when he finds out.
    • In FE 4, Sylvia is initially this towards Levin and even gets annoyed with Fury for (supposedly) suggesting she's not good enough for him. She's also pretty insecure in her love talk with Levin if you pair them. Then again Sylvia is just 14, she isn't half as clingy when with other love interests (like Alec or Claude), and in the Oosawa manga it's explained that she has her reasons...
  • Papillon from La Pucelle Tactics behaves this way towards Captain Homard. As she's an Expy of Tinkerbelle, who herself is quite the Clingy Jealous Girl towards Peter, this makes sense.
  • Rare MMO example: in Guild Wars, players who cross into Cantha for the Factions campaign are treated to an exchange between the monk Mhenlo, his apparent girlfriend Cynn, and his "old friend" Jamei:

Cynn: That's Jamei? Mhenlo, he's a girl! All those stories about your old friend growing up, and you never told me...
Brother Mhenlo: You never asked, Cynn, and I don't see that it matters.
Jamei: Ah, the stories. There are so many, eh, Mhenlo? I swear, it seems looking back that there was not a day we were apart.
Cynn: Not a day apart?! Listen lady, he may not be much, but that Monk is mine! Don't even think about it!
Brother Mhenlo: Now Cynn, calm down...
Jamei: Oh, Mhenlo! You got yourself a little girlfriend! How... sweet.
Cynn: "Little girl"?! Lady, this "little girl" will show you big pain if you're not careful....

  • Marta in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. She immediately latches on to Emil. Thankfully, Character Development settles in and she eventually grows to be a bit more reasonable about her love... though this does not prevent her from flipping out in skits and victory poses when Emil so much as compliments another girl.

Emil: Nice moves, Sheena.
Sheena: Thanks.
Marta: Noooo! I can't believe Emil is looking at Sheena's chest!
Emil: What? No I wasn't!

  • Iria from Tales of Innocence also counts with a twist: she is not in love with Luca (at least not in their current lives). She simply loathes the other girl who is in love with Luca because they were love rivals in their past lives. Seeing Luca talking to Chitose is Iria's Berserk Button.
  • Even though Neeshka is not romanceable in an unmodded Neverwinter Nights 2, she gets very... possessive if the main character is male and he's paying attention to any of the other females in the party. Fan speculation supposes that she was once intended as an actual romance, though other than the aforementioned clinginess and overjoy at being praised there's no hard evidence of this (i.e., no cut dialogue files).
    • The romanceable Elanee isn't much better, though she at least seems to save her jealousy for women inside the party, whereas Neeshka is ready to unleash it on random dancers.
    • One community expansion, entitled Dark Avenger, gives a villain a Clingy Jealous Girlfriend who he's trying to get rid of so he can exercise his Anything That Moves tendencies.
  • Knights of the Old Republic 2 gives examples from both genders in cut content. Visas, the Handmaiden, Atton, and the Disciple all have a cutscene on Malachor in which they attack whichever character of the same gender the player has been paying more attention to (i.e. has a higher Influence score with).
  • Anise from Tales of the Abyss fits the bill for the first half of the game. Ironically, her interest in Luke stems not from genuine affection, but more from the fact that she desperately wants to marry into money.
  • Kiki, the lawyer girlfriend from Grand Theft Auto IV, has some serious psychological problems when it comes to relationships. If you wear inappropriate clothing she will berate you for letting "your other whore" dress you up for your date, and if you get her drunk she'll chew you out for supposedly checking out another girl at a bar. She is also very possessive but sweet, a definite Type B Tsundere, sending you text messages that alternate between "This is a picture of me thinking of you, I love you so much!" and "Come date me when you're not fucking one of your whores."
  • Yoshio Saotome's younger sister Yumi, from Tokimeki Memorial. Not only she's one of the girls who'll fall faster for the main guy (as well as the youngest, meaning she's more immature than the rest), she also can "bomb" him very easily out of envy (meaning, their relationship will go sour and all the other girls will lose interest in him) and has a special event triggered by seeing the local Supreme Chef, Saki, sharing her food with the boy.
    • Also Minori Akiho... towards Saki.
    • And in Tokimeki Memorial 2, Hikari, and when she's in love with the protagonist, Mei (leading to an Event - appropriately named "You are my 'only' slave" - where she delivers the quote above).
    • Also, Miyako from Tokimeki Memorial 4. Who even goes the Yandere route.
  • Reika from Getter Love!! If she finds you, she'll follow you around for an entire game-day, chase off any other girls you try to talk to, and generally ruin your day, unless you use certain cards or get lucky enough to run into your good buddy Alfonso.
  • Touko in Suika, to a rather disturbing extent.
  • Tsubaki Yayoi from BlazBlue is a rather good example with a dose of Love Makes You Evil. She really does love Jin, but thanks to the manipulation of a Complete Monster that leads her to believe that a certain best friend of hers stole her rightful place to be with him, this becomes her driving point to madness.
  • Elis in Canvas 2 gets very jealous whenever Hiroki shows interest in anyone apart from her. Except for one case where she feels completely outclassed by her 'opponent.'
  • Eiko in Final Fantasy IX is extremely jealous that Zidane only has eyes for Garnet/Dagger.
  • Etna from Disgaea harbored a crush on King Krichevskoy after he, the first person to show her kindness, took her in. However, he later married, so she... didn't approve. She initially hated their son Laharl for existing because of that.
  • According to The Other Wiki, Succubi from World of Warcraft frequently fall in love with their summoners and become insanely jealous of any members of the opposite sex their summoners meet.
  • Maybe belongs in Fanfic, but among the Ocarina of Time fandom, Ruto will usually fill this role when she's the rival for Link's affection. And occasionally when she's the female lead.
  • Morrigan becomes one of these in Dragon Age: Origins if romanced (her new Catch Phrase: "I do not share!"), despite her loud and frequent protests that she and the Warden are just Friends with Benefits.
    • Leliana of the same game may disagree with Morrigan on many things, but one thing that she does agree with her is this: she will not tolerate the Warden even looking at another woman if romanced. Woe betide a male Warden who accidentally romances them both.


Visual Novels[edit | hide]

  • Rizu in A Profile as a result of trauma was extremely clingy with Masayuki in the backstory. Though she's better now, she's largely responsible for screwing up a large amount of his relationships... and she knows it too.
  • Pearl Fey from the second and third Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games fits this trope. She's jealous not for her own sake, but for her cousin Maya, whom she's convinced is romantically involved with Phoenix. She will not hesitate to slap Phoenix up and down if he fails to be sufficiently romantic (which is often).
  • Akiha of Tsukihime tends to not trust any woman Shiki associates with, but that's normal jealousy, not clinging...except during Kohaku's storyline, where she deals with Shiki's rejection rather violently. She was, admittedly, not herself at the time.
    • Outside of the original Visual Novel, however, she more firmly falls into this trope. Shiki's awareness of this seems on-and-off, but it's illustrated rather poignantly in Kagetsu Tohya, when a minor (female) character is reduced to near-incoherent terror at the thought of being seen with Shiki by Akiha. Poor, poor Seo...
    • In Ciel's route in the VN both Arcueid AND Ciel become this, just to give an idea about how bad Arcueid gets. In this route you learn why Arcueid is so infamous when she basically sits back and lets Shiki's mind get raped for a while so she can use it as leverage to make him her servant so that he'll have to be by her side for the rest of his life. Not to mention all the evil glares, or what happens if she is rejected (True End).
  • Mizuhara in Kara no Shoujo has a borderline yandere fixation on Toko, meaning that while Reiji is one of the few people or things she claims not to hate[2] she is always very hostile towards him. Ends up getting Toko hit by a truck.
  • As mentioned above, both Sekai and Kotonoha are this in School Days. Also Otome: she already bullied Kotonoha alongside her Girl Posse, but the bullying increased thousandfold when Kotonoha became one of Makoto's love interests.
  • Hanako Ikezawa shows some slight tendences of this in Katawa Shoujo. She's too sweet and shy to fit the trope completely, but she is shown to become anxious whenever Hisao looks at or spends time with other girls or women. Her anxiety is somewhat understandable because despite his feelings for her and them growing close, Hisao doesn't actually show any signs of attraction towards Hanako until the very end -- ironically, out of fear of scaring her off. Her anxiety over losing Hisao to someone else ultimately causes her to initiate sex with him despite neither of them being emotionally ready for it yet.


Web Comics[edit | hide]

Heather: I WAS HUGGING HER GOODBYE!

  • In Catena, Ivy has shown tendencies of this sort upon discovering Bear paying attention to another girl.
  • Lucy of Bittersweet Candy Bowl is an example of this, although she tries very hard indeed not to show it.
  • X of A Magical Roommate is so obsessed with keeping her status as the most important person in her twin sister's life that she got into the habit of scaring her boyfriends off with explosives. It got to the point that Alexis was forced to keep her engagement a secret from her sister until the day of the wedding, and needed to have security on hand to prevent the inevitable Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace that X attempted.


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • Peter Griffin from Family Guy can sometimes be a male example, once to the point of punching a whale for licking Lois's cheek.
    • Let's not forget this priceless exchange:

Lois: (looking at Peter's reflection) Oh my, look at that handsome man.
Peter: You son of a bitch! (punches mirror)

    • Lois has also expressed jealousy towards any women who gained Peter's attention; Brian with regards to Lois as well.
    • Don't forget Meg. Anyone willing to show kindness to her beyond her status as a butt monkey will become an object of her obsession.
  • Elena Potato in Monster Allergy falls under this trope in when it comes to Lay Mamery, a girl Tamer.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: Lizzie went from a Yandere towards Nigel/Numbuh One to this.
  • In Code Lyoko, Sissi towards Ulrich, although he has no interest in her. Yumi can act jealous too at times, but isn't very clingy. On the male side, Ulrich is much worse towards Yumi, especially when William is involved.
  • Thunderblast tries to be like this in Transformers Cybertron, despite the fact that neither Megatron nor Starscream actually care. It later turns out she just acts like the whore to whoever happens to be in charge at the time in order to secure more power for herself.
  • Wendy, a few times to Stan, when they were dating at least, in South Park.
    • Once, she actually gets her substitute teacher (who Stan has a crush on) kidnapped by terrorists and catapulted into the sun, even though the teacher was in fact a lesbian. And earlier, she stays after class to tell the teacher "Don't fuck with me!" You can't get much more extreme than that.
  • Helga is this to Arnold of Hey Arnold! as is Arnold to Ruth and later Lila, though not to Helga's level of jealousy. Also, in the episode Arnold visits Arnie, Arnold's cousin Arnie acts very obsessive around Lulu, who is a Expy of Lila, whom Arnie barely pays attention to in reality, rather he actually loves Helga instead. Oh Helga, attracting all the weird kids...
  • Starfire directed towards Robin in the animated version of Teen Titans. Arguably, Robin has traces of this behavior towards Starfire as well.
  • Sam to Danny Fenton, Paulina to Danny Phantom, Danny to Paulina (at least at first; he eventually got wise and forgot about her) and Vlad to Maddie Fenton.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, Heloise got pretty mad when she saw what appeared to be Jimmy dating Jez when in reality, Jimmy was only keeping Jez company so Lucius could date her after his business. Also, several episodes have centered around her being jealous of Jimmy's friendship with Beezy.
  • There are a few from The Fairly OddParents: Tootie to Timmy is the most obvious example, Cosmo to Wanda was a male version in the early days of the show, and Mandie to Mark and Trixie to Timmy in "Just the Two of Us!" take it to its logical extreme.
  • Sarah to Double Dee in Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy.
    • The Kanker sisters
  • Kim Possible practically went insane when Ron went off with Yori. Everyone else could tell she was jealous.
  • Suzy from Phineas and Ferb sure does hate it when any other girl gets attention from her big brother, Jeremy.
    • While not nearly as malevolent as Suzy, Candace has this going on sometimes as well. Any time Jeremy's around another girl (or the foreign exchange student who looks like one), Candace isn't going to take it well.
  • In a male example, Trent to Gwen in Total Drama Action (especially with respect to her close friendship with Duncan). Courtney to Duncan as well.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, "Griffon the Brush-Off": Gilda threatens Pinkie Pie with physical harm for coming between her and her old friend Rainbow Dash.
    • In the season 2 finale, everyone views Twilight Sparkle as acting this way concerning Shining Armor, hence her opposition of Princess Cadance, his fiance. She's actually Properly Paranoid, as a Shapeshifting imposter has taken Cadance's place.
  • Lo becomes this regarding Reef in season two of Stoked!.
  • Linka from Captain Planet showed two or three signs of this towards Wheeler, despite being very Tsundere for him as well.

Real Life[edit | hide]

  • Believe it or not, this is actually a trait in the real world, with both boys and girls, so it's also Truth in Television.
  • To learn this trope's proper name as used by relationship researchers (yes those do exist), you will have to take at least one higher-end Psychology class, or education course. Believe it or not the catergory this trope falls into is big deal for those majoring in Psychology and Education.
  • This trope is one of the few that is actually worse in Real Life than in as usually portrayed in fiction. There are stories of people going so far as to kill due to this trope.
  1. From Izumo 2: Gakuen Kyousoukyoku
  2. Indeed, if you get her sex scene she actually seems attracted to him