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6th Jun '16 8:19:56 AM HiddenWindshield
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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.]] 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]] \\
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Between that game and its sequel, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', she cures 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.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]] \\
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Between that game and its sequel, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'',
HP.[[/note]] By the time of''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', she cures 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!".
2nd Jun '16 3:06:39 PM AgProv
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* Tess Keene, mother of ''Webcomic/PreTeena'', manifests this fear. While her daughter and her friends would happily go out to play in a thunderstorm and will sit discussing the cool noise and light show, Tess hides under the kitchen table.
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8th Apr '16 7:18:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Haruhi Fujioka in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a debilitating phobia of thunderstorms despite having an abnormal lack of fear of anything else. This is addressed in what is either a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, or a HarsherInHindsight [[Manga/DeathNote instance of]] HeyItsThatVoice

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* Haruhi Fujioka in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a debilitating phobia of thunderstorms despite having an abnormal lack of fear of anything else. This is addressed in what is either a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, or a HarsherInHindsight [[Manga/DeathNote instance of]] HeyItsThatVoice
28th Mar '16 2:45:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* {{Samurai}} Sakura Shinguuji in ''SakuraTaisen'' is in fact deathly scared of lightning. Motoko's phobia may be a reference to, or parody of, this.


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* Skilled {{Samurai}} Sakura Shinguji in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' is in fact deathly scared of lightning. [[Manga/LoveHina Motoko's]] phobia may be a reference to, or parody of, this.
26th Mar '16 10:15:54 AM nombretomado
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* In a Sliver Age Supergirl story, {{Supergirl}} dreams a WhatIf in which she was raised by {{Superman}}'s parents. In one part of the dreams, she wrecks the Kents' house during a thunderstorm.

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* In a Sliver Silver Age Supergirl story, {{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} dreams a WhatIf in which she was raised by {{Superman}}'s parents. In one part of the dreams, she wrecks the Kents' house during a thunderstorm.



* ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' had "Spy In The Sky" (Fun-In #3, August 1970), in which Muttley is sent to find out Yankee Doodle Pigeon's weakness. Yankee Doodle plants a fake fear for Muttley to take back--a fear of thunder and lightning. Dick Dastardly has the squadron push thunderclouds towards Yankee Doodle, but it backfires. He's wearing lightning rods atop his flying helmet and the lightning bolts strike the Vulture Squadron. Cue Dastardly relieving Muttley of his medals.

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* ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'' had "Spy In The Sky" (Fun-In #3, August 1970), in which Muttley is sent to find out Yankee Doodle Pigeon's weakness. Yankee Doodle plants a fake fear for Muttley to take back--a fear of thunder and lightning. Dick Dastardly has the squadron push thunderclouds towards Yankee Doodle, but it backfires. He's wearing lightning rods atop his flying helmet and the lightning bolts strike the Vulture Squadron. Cue Dastardly relieving Muttley of his medals.
19th Mar '16 12:06:22 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 12:45:29 PM Willbyr
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* Ciel Phantomhive of BlackButler mentions that, as a smaller child, he would get scared during thunderstorms, and would always go sleep with his parents. It's not clear, however, whether he ever outgrew the fear or is simply hiding his fear to act more mature.
* In Literature/UchoutenKazoku the Shimogamo matriarch is notably afraid of thunderstorms.

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* Ciel Phantomhive of BlackButler ''Manga/BlackButler'' mentions that, as a smaller child, he would get scared during thunderstorms, and would always go sleep with his parents. It's not clear, however, whether he ever outgrew the fear or is simply hiding his fear to act more mature.
* In Literature/UchoutenKazoku ''Literature/UchoutenKazoku'' the Shimogamo matriarch is notably afraid of thunderstorms.



* Kou Shuurei in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' goes into fits of screaming terror during thunderstorms, as memorably revealed during her brief stint of [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] to work for Ko Kijin.

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* Kou Shuurei in ''SaiunkokuMonogatari'' ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' goes into fits of screaming terror during thunderstorms, as memorably revealed during her brief stint of [[SweetPollyOliver posing as a boy]] to work for Ko Kijin.
20th Feb '16 9:46:02 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'' Loki becomes uneasy when a storm starts, prompting this exchange:

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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' Loki becomes uneasy when a storm starts, prompting this exchange:
4th Jan '16 2:29:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''All'' the Von Trapp kids in ''TheSoundOfMusic'', prompting the song "My Favorite Things".

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* ''All'' the Von Trapp kids in ''TheSoundOfMusic'', ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'', prompting the song "My Favorite Things".
1st Dec '15 4:54:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Aria from ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'' is quite afraid of thunder. This presents problems in missions where it's raining.

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* Aria from ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'' ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'' is quite afraid of thunder. This presents problems in missions where it's raining.
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