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5th Jul '17 9:01:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* Chiyo-chan, from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', is a genius, ridiculously cute, and scared of lightning. In her defense, she's still only 10 years old.

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* Chiyo-chan, from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Chiyo-chan
is a genius, ridiculously cute, and scared of lightning. In her defense, she's still only 10 years old.



* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Ramba Ral's]] Zeon crew are completely ''freaked out'' when they land on Earth in the middle of a thunderstorm, actually thinking that it's some sort of Federation defense system until Ral corrects them and explains what's going on. A JustifiedTrope: most of them were born and live in massive, climate-controlled colony stations, and have never been to Earth before.

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* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'':
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Ramba Ral's]] Ral's Zeon crew are completely ''freaked out'' when they land on Earth in the middle of a thunderstorm, actually thinking that it's some sort of Federation defense system until Ral corrects them and explains what's going on. A JustifiedTrope: most of them were born and live in massive, climate-controlled colony stations, and have never been to Earth before.



* In ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', Tails is shown freaking out, clinging to Sonic when lightning strikes nearby. This is canon in the game version, but rarely shown.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Pantherlily, Gajeel's Exceed companion post-Edolas Arc, is shown to have an inordinate fear of thunderstorms, although it is unknown whether his fear is only present when he is small, or also present in his much larger and stronger Battle Mode.

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* In ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', Tails (pictured above) is shown freaking out, clinging to Sonic when lightning strikes nearby. This is canon in the game version, but rarely shown.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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Pantherlily, Gajeel's Exceed companion post-Edolas Arc, is shown to have an inordinate fear of thunderstorms, although it is unknown whether his fear is only present when he is small, or also present in his much larger and stronger Battle Mode.


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* Alfie from ''Dear Hound'' is a puppy who hates thunder. He promised not to chase any animals in exchange for his cat friend snuggling with him during storms. When he gets lost in the woods, he convinces a pair of foxes to help him due to his fear of thunder.
30th May '17 9:32:50 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Many dogs are scared of thunder and loud noises. So are many cats.
** A senile dog that's scared of thunder is a serious threat to their owners because the overreaction will make them aggressively defensive, and usually the only solution is heavy medication or euthanasia.

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* Many dogs and cats are scared of thunder and loud noises. So are many cats.
** A senile dog that's scared of thunder is
In certain, very rare cases, this can make them a serious threat to their owners because the overreaction will make them aggressively defensive, and usually the only solution is heavy medication others as they [[FreakOut blindly lash out at anyone or euthanasia.anything around them]].
4th May '17 9:00:50 AM Hjortron18
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--> '''Captain America:''' Afraid of a little lightning?

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--> '''Captain America:''' Afraid What's the matter? Scared of a little lightning?
29th Apr '17 10:21:45 PM lalaTKG
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* In the Detectives Koshien arc from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', a storm starts when the four teenaged detectives are gathered in an old mansion [[spoiler: and one of them has actually ''been killed'']]. Once thunder breaks in, Natsuki "Detective of the South" Koshimizu [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8612-8/detective-conan/chapter-565.html screams in utter horror and collapses to the floor.]] [[spoiler: She was actually ''faking'' it, to distract the others while she was searching for a piece of lost evidence that could potentially reveal her as the SympatheticMurderer of the arc - and the one who killedher fellow sleuth. Conan and Heiji weren't fooled by her act, though, and later use it to unmask her.]]

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* In the Detectives Koshien arc from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', a storm starts when the four teenaged detectives are gathered in an old mansion [[spoiler: and one of them has actually ''been killed'']]. Once thunder breaks in, Natsuki "Detective of the South" Koshimizu [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8612-8/detective-conan/chapter-565.html screams in utter horror and collapses to the floor.]] [[spoiler: She was actually ''faking'' it, to distract the others while she was searching for a piece of lost evidence that could potentially reveal her as the SympatheticMurderer of the arc - and the one who killedher killed her fellow sleuth. Conan and Heiji weren't fooled by her act, though, and later use it to unmask her.]]



* Josefina from Literature/AmericanGirls (although it's actually the lightning she's afraid of).
* Fami, from M.A. Bell's Spyhunt, is terrified of thunder, mostly due to the fact that his father died and he went blind during a thunderstorm. [[spoiler:They get better. Both of them]].

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* Josefina from Literature/AmericanGirls ''Literature/AmericanGirls'' (although it's actually the lightning she's afraid of).
* Fami, from M.A. Bell's Spyhunt, ''Spyhunt'', is terrified of thunder, mostly due to the fact that his father died and he went blind during a thunderstorm. [[spoiler:They get better. Both of them]].



* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Lurking Fear", the Martense clan [[spoiler: and their Morlock-like degenerate descendents]] share the hereditary trait of being driven to frenzied, violent panic by thunderstorms.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Lurking Fear", the Martense clan [[spoiler: and their Morlock-like degenerate descendents]] descendants]] share the hereditary trait of being driven to frenzied, violent panic by thunderstorms.



* In Creator/PoulAnderson's Literature/TimePatrol story "The Only Game In Town", the Mongols refuse to be afraid of their technological gadgets because the only thing a Mongol should fear is thunder.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's Literature/TimePatrol ''Literature/TimePatrol'' story "The Only Game In Town", the Mongols refuse to be afraid of their technological gadgets because the only thing a Mongol should fear is thunder.



* ''Series/AllMyChildren''. Erica Kane is afraid of thunderstorms. This is initially explained by her having seen a man get struck by lightening and killed right in front of her. Later, the explanation for her fear becomes even darker--there was a thunderstorm the night of her 14th birthday party, when she was raped by a friend of her father's.

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* ''Series/AllMyChildren''. Erica Kane is afraid of thunderstorms. This is initially explained by her having seen a man get struck by lightening lightning and killed right in front of her. Later, the explanation for her fear becomes even darker--there was a thunderstorm the night of her 14th birthday party, when she was raped by a friend of her father's.



* Rikku in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' suffers this, due to a traumatic childhood experience of a mis-aimed attempt to protect her from a sea monster using lightning magic. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration She even screams out in fear when she's hit with a Thunder spell in combat.]] At one point, the party must travel through the Thunder Plains, where lighting is always shooting down, and never stops. ''Ever.'' Most people in RealLife would find it perfectly rational to be afraid of walking through a place where one must constantly dodge lightning bolts by ''jumping out of the way every few seconds''. The other party members, meanwhile, consider Rikku's reaction to be well over-the-top. [[note]]But then again, lightning in the real world is often lethal, whereas getting struck by lightning in this game (outside of battle) doesn't even take off any HP.[[/note]] By the time of''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', she has cured her phobia through the fairly simple method of camping for a week in the Thunder Plains. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration In battle]], when casting Thunder spells, she'll occasionally quip "Astraphobic? Not me!".

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* Rikku in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' suffers this, due to a traumatic childhood experience of a mis-aimed attempt to protect her from a sea monster using lightning magic. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration She even screams out in fear when she's hit with a Thunder spell in combat.]] At one point, the party must travel through the Thunder Plains, where lighting is always shooting down, and never stops. ''Ever.'' Most people in RealLife would find it perfectly rational to be afraid of walking through a place where one must constantly dodge lightning bolts by ''jumping out of the way every few seconds''. The other party members, meanwhile, consider Rikku's reaction to be well over-the-top. [[note]]But then again, lightning in the real world is often lethal, whereas getting struck by lightning in this game (outside of battle) doesn't even take off any HP.[[/note]] By the time of''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', she has cured her phobia through the fairly simple method of camping for a week in the Thunder Plains. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration In battle]], when casting Thunder spells, she'll occasionally quip "Astraphobic? Not me!".
28th Apr '17 7:48:33 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Hodor's almost gets Bran and Rickon discovered by wildlings.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Hodor's ''massive'' panic attack during a storm almost gets Bran and Rickon discovered by wildlings.
24th Apr '17 6:57:23 PM AsherTye
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* In what appears to be a callback, Tails in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' displays a comical fear of lightning storms, often jumping into Sonic's arms and shaking when one occurs.
9th Apr '17 6:48:06 PM iowaforever
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* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising''; Kyoshi expresses an extreme dislike for storms, citing that she used to run crying to her parents when she was little whenever a storm rolled in.

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* ''FanFic/KyoshiRising''; Kyoshi expresses an extreme dislike for storms, citing that she used to run crying to her parents when she was little whenever a storm rolled in. Some have speculated this is due to the previous Avatar, Kuruk, dying while trying to quell an unusually strong storm, and the memory carried over to Kyoshi.
27th Mar '17 4:14:44 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDrSeuss'' episode, "[[BigStormEpisode There is Nothing to Fear in Here]]", Terrence [=McBird=] is revealed to be afraid of thunderstorms, especially ones that cause the lights to go out. The Cat in the Hat and the Little Cats help him overcome his fear by inventing in-the-dark games.
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25th Mar '17 3:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Exploited in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', where [[MagnificentBastard Cao Cao]] assesses Liu Bei and says that the two of them are the only true heroes; Liu Bei is immediately mortified by the possibility that Cao Cao might see him as a rival and, thus, someone who the shrewd and powerful Cao Cao will eventually have to kill. Thankfully for him, a bolt of lightning happens to strike at this time, and Liu Bei pretends to cower in fear...thus causing Cao Cao to dismiss him as coward. Cao Cao would eventually regret this; Liu Bei walked off unscathed, and would later become the ruler of one of the rival kingdoms to oppose Cao Cao.
* In the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' books by Arthur Ransome, Peggy is afraid of thunder, much to the scorn of her sister Captain Nancy (who isn't afraid of anything). This comes to a head in ''Missee Lee'', where the girls are in a ship under attack by Chinese pirates with cannon, and Nancy comforts Peggy: "That's guns, not thunder!"
* Josefina from AmericanGirls (although it's actually the lightning she's afraid of).

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* Exploited in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', where [[MagnificentBastard Cao Cao]] assesses Liu Bei and says that the two of them are the only true heroes; Liu Bei is immediately mortified by the possibility that Cao Cao might see him as a rival and, thus, someone who the shrewd and powerful Cao Cao will eventually have to kill. Thankfully for him, a bolt of lightning happens to strike at this time, and Liu Bei pretends to cower in fear...thus causing Cao Cao to dismiss him as coward. Cao Cao would eventually regret this; Liu Bei walked off unscathed, and would later become the ruler of one of the rival kingdoms to oppose Cao Cao.
* In the ''SwallowsAndAmazons'' ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons'' books by Arthur Ransome, Peggy is afraid of thunder, much to the scorn of her sister Captain Nancy (who isn't afraid of anything). This comes to a head in ''Missee Lee'', where the girls are in a ship under attack by Chinese pirates with cannon, and Nancy comforts Peggy: "That's guns, not thunder!"
* Josefina from AmericanGirls Literature/AmericanGirls (although it's actually the lightning she's afraid of).



* Marley in ''MarleyAndMe'' is terrified of thunder and the frequent south Florida thunderstorms cause him to frequently destroy the house in fits of fear.

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* Marley in ''MarleyAndMe'' ''Literature/MarleyAndMe'' is terrified of thunder and the frequent south Florida thunderstorms cause him to frequently destroy the house in fits of fear.



* Creator/JamesJoyce had a fear of thunder and lightning, which he bestowed upon Stephen Dedalus, who serves a Joyce's AuthorAvatar in and {{Ulysses}}. Dedalus, even though he is an atheist, sees thunderstorms as a manifestation of God's power, and believes that thunder is God's punishment against him for failing to meet the last wishes of his dead mother.

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* Creator/JamesJoyce had a fear of thunder and lightning, which he bestowed upon Stephen Dedalus, who serves a Joyce's AuthorAvatar in and {{Ulysses}}.''Literature/{{Ulysses}}''. Dedalus, even though he is an atheist, sees thunderstorms as a manifestation of God's power, and believes that thunder is God's punishment against him for failing to meet the last wishes of his dead mother.
11th Mar '17 5:09:15 PM Monolaf317
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* Usagi Tsukino in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had a touch of this throughout the series, though it was particularly played up during an episode of ''Sailor Moon R'' in which [[SharedFamilyQuirks Chibi-Usa was revealed to have the same fear.]] The villains used a MonsterOfTheWeek to create a massive thunderstorm as a way to ferret out Chibi-Usa, which works when the poor girl becomes so frightened she loses control of her powers after being left alone during the storm. Usagi spends the whole episode freaking out as well, and when she fights the monster later, she's particularly upset with it for ruining her day. This trope is also one of many clues ([[{{Anvilicious}} as if you]] ''[[{{Anvilicious}} really]]'' [[{{Anvilicious}} needed them]]) that Chibi-Usa was Usagi's KidFromTheFuture.

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* Usagi Tsukino in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had a touch of this throughout the series, though it was particularly played up during an episode of ''Sailor Moon R'' in which [[SharedFamilyQuirks Chibi-Usa was revealed to have the same fear.]] The villains used a MonsterOfTheWeek to create a massive thunderstorm as a way to ferret out Chibi-Usa, which works when the poor girl becomes so frightened she loses control of her powers after being left alone during the storm. Usagi spends the whole episode freaking out as well, and when she fights the monster later, she's particularly upset with it for ruining her day. This trope is also one of many clues ([[{{Anvilicious}} ([[TheUntwist as if you]] ''[[{{Anvilicious}} ''[[TheUntwist really]]'' [[{{Anvilicious}} [[TheUntwist needed them]]) that Chibi-Usa was Usagi's KidFromTheFuture.
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