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14th Sep '17 8:30:05 PM foxley
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* In the film ''Top Hat'', a clap of thunder momentarily causes Ginger Rogers to drop her haughty manner towards Fred Astaire.
* One of the many phobias/unreasoning terrors that the heroine experiences in Hitchock's Marnie.

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* In the film ''Top Hat'', ''Film/TopHat'', a clap of thunder momentarily causes Ginger Rogers to drop her haughty manner towards Fred Astaire.
* One of the many phobias/unreasoning terrors that the heroine experiences in Hitchock's Marnie.''Film/{{Marnie}}''.
14th Sep '17 8:24:12 PM foxley
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* In ''Series/LittleLunch'', Atticus has a fear of thunderstorms, although he continually denies. His attempts to tell stories about 'this kid I know who is afraid of thunderstorms' are usually interrupted by Rory going "That's you!".

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* In ''Series/LittleLunch'', Atticus has a fear of thunderstorms, although he continually denies.denies it. His attempts to tell stories about 'this kid I know who is afraid of thunderstorms' are usually interrupted by Rory going "That's you!".
14th Sep '17 8:15:20 PM foxley
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* In ''Series/LittleLunch'', Atticus has a fear of thunderstorms, although he continually denies. His attempts to tell stories about 'this kid I know who is afraid of thunderstorms' are usually interrupted by Rory going "That's you!".
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.
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