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22nd Apr '16 2:44:36 AM harostar
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* Inverted in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. [[TheCutie Hinami]] loves to watch horror movies, but worries about them being scary and asks the others to watch them with her. But it's [[GentleGiant Banjou]] that ends up screaming and hiding under a blanket in terror. Made even ''more'' ironic by the fact all involved are [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent Ghouls]] being scared watching a Slasher film.
9th Apr '16 7:37:00 PM sorako
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* Ayase in ''MidoriNoHibi'' fakes this to have an excuse to grab Seiji. She even pre-watches the film to know when the best times to be "scared". Unfortunately for her, her four attempts at this were mistimed and she misses.

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* Ayase in ''MidoriNoHibi'' ''Manga/MidoriDays'' fakes this to have an excuse to grab Seiji. She even pre-watches the film to know when the best times to be "scared". Unfortunately for her, her four attempts at this were mistimed and she misses.
16th Mar '16 10:44:22 AM Willbyr
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* Kozue does it to Godai in ''MaisonIkkoku'' as part of her cunning yet innocent plot to ensnare him.
* Inverted in ''UruseiYatsura'' chapter 36: when Ataru and Lum go for a ride on a "horror coaster", Lum actually frightens the "monsters" instead of being frightened by them. Whenever Ataru's paying attention, though, she pretends to be frightened, just to have a reason to cling to him.

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* Kozue does it to Godai in ''MaisonIkkoku'' ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' as part of her cunning yet innocent plot to ensnare him.
* Inverted in ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' chapter 36: when Ataru and Lum go for a ride on a "horror coaster", Lum actually frightens the "monsters" instead of being frightened by them. Whenever Ataru's paying attention, though, she pretends to be frightened, just to have a reason to cling to him.



* In ''KimiNiTodoke'' it's both averted and played straight [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Chizuru and Ayane and Sawako]]. The former hates them and latter two like them.

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* In ''KimiNiTodoke'' ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' it's both averted and played straight [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Chizuru and Ayane and Sawako]]. The former hates them and latter two like them.
20th Feb '16 6:26:20 PM Prfnoff
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* Kanu and Chouhi in ''KoihimeMusou'': Sure, they're brave warriors, but present them something scary and they'll run with their tails or cling to Chouun. Which in turn gives Chouun an ImmodestOrgasm.

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* Kanu and Chouhi in ''KoihimeMusou'': ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'': Sure, they're brave warriors, but present them something scary and they'll run with their tails or cling to Chouun. Which in turn gives Chouun an ImmodestOrgasm.
9th Feb '16 7:20:23 AM FF32
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* This gem from the HalloweenEpisode of ''GravityFalls'':

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* This gem from the HalloweenEpisode of ''GravityFalls'':''WesternAnimationGravityFalls'':
26th Jan '16 7:24:20 PM LancelotG
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* This gem from the HalloweenEpisode of ''GravityFalls'':
--> '''Stan:''' Movies are great! You watch the movie, you scare the girl, the girl snuggles up next to you, [[OneThingLedToAnother next thing you know you gotta raise a kid]], your life falls apart. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Forget that last part.]]
14th Jan '16 1:26:04 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Scream}}'':
** Subverted with Casey and [[FinalGirl Sidney]] in the first film. The former is getting ready to watch one when Ghostface calls, and while the latter doesn't like horror movies, that's mainly because she thinks they're [[ClicheStorm cliched]] and [[UnfortunateImplications misogynistic]] rather than scary.

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* ''Film/{{Scream}}'':
''Franchise/{{Scream}}'':
** Subverted with Casey and [[FinalGirl Sidney]] in the [[Film/{{Scream 1996}} first film.film]]. The former is getting ready to watch one when Ghostface calls, and while the latter doesn't like horror movies, that's mainly because she thinks they're [[ClicheStorm cliched]] and [[UnfortunateImplications misogynistic]] rather than scary.
25th Dec '15 5:38:20 PM nombretomado
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* During a nine-part serial that reveal her to the world, the SilverAge ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} fakes this to please her boyfriend.

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* During a nine-part serial that reveal her to the world, the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} fakes this to please her boyfriend.
15th Dec '15 1:48:23 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane gets scared stiff watching horror movies or other fake scary stuff--but produce a real monster, and she switches to fearless ActionGirl mode. (Yes, Ranma usually winds up having to rescue her anyway, but it's his name in the title.)

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane gets scared stiff watching horror movies or other fake scary stuff--but stuff -- but produce a real monster, and she switches to fearless ActionGirl mode. (Yes, Ranma usually winds up having to rescue her anyway, but it's his name in the title.)



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* There's a comic in ''ArchieComics'' where Betty is a great fan of horror films... Veronica can't stand them, but on the advice of Jughead, she buys Betty a ticket to a marathon of 10 horror movies (to get it out of Betty's system). Betty at first asks Veronica to come with her; turns out the ticket's for two (too scary to watch on your own). Veronica says no way can't Betty find someone else? Quick realization: The only person in town who really loves horror films the way Betty does is... Archie. And, of course, they use the shows as a great chance to cuddle in "terror". ("Think this'll be scarier than the last one?" "Oooh, Archie... I hope so!" kinda thing)
** Another ''Archie'' cover had Archie insisting that horror films didn't scare him, and Betty asking why, then, he was biting ''her'' nails.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
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There's a comic in ''ArchieComics'' where Betty is a great fan of horror films... Veronica can't stand them, but on the advice of Jughead, she buys Betty a ticket to a marathon of 10 horror movies (to get it out of Betty's system). Betty at first asks Veronica to come with her; turns out the ticket's for two (too scary to watch on your own). Veronica says no way -- can't Betty find someone else? Quick realization: The only person in town who really loves horror films the way Betty does is... Archie. And, of course, they use the shows as a great chance to cuddle in "terror". ("Think this'll be scarier than the last one?" "Oooh, Archie... I hope so!" kinda thing)
** Another ''Archie'' cover had Archie insisting that horror films didn't don't scare him, and Betty asking why, then, he was is biting ''her'' nails.



* During a nine-part serial that reveal her to the world, the SilverAge {{Supergirl}} fakes this to please her boyfriend.

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* During a nine-part serial that reveal her to the world, the SilverAge {{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} fakes this to please her boyfriend.



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* Norwegian comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Nemi}}'' has one comic where this is inverted. The scene is pretty much as described above, except gender-flipped, and the title character herself is thinking, "Well, this isn't exactly what I had in mind when I suggested seeing a horror movie, but I suppose the results are the same..."
* Jon hopes to comfort Liz in this manner in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', but he ends up frightened instead.
* According to Roger in an early ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip, Andy invoked this trope on one of their first dates:
-->'''Roger:'''...and if the movie got even a little bit scary, you would practically jump into my arms. Like you needed an excuse.
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* Thoroughly subverted in ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', where Kirby is a huge fan of horror movies.
** Also subverted with Casey and [[FinalGirl Sidney]] in the first film. The former was getting ready to watch one when Ghostface called, and while the latter doesn't like horror movies, that's mainly because she thinks they're [[ClicheStorm cliched]] and [[UnfortunateImplications misogynistic]] rather than scary.

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* Thoroughly subverted in ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', where Kirby is a huge fan of horror movies.
''Film/{{Scream}}'':
** Also subverted Subverted with Casey and [[FinalGirl Sidney]] in the first film. The former was is getting ready to watch one when Ghostface called, calls, and while the latter doesn't like horror movies, that's mainly because she thinks they're [[ClicheStorm cliched]] and [[UnfortunateImplications misogynistic]] rather than scary.scary.
** Thoroughly subverted in ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', where Kirby is a huge fan of horror movies.



-->'''Major Thorn:''' If any of this is frightening, just hold onto me.
-->'''Rita:''' They're dancing Raisinettes.
-->'''Major Thorn:''' And you don't find that terrifying?

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-->'''Major Thorn:''' If any of this is frightening, just hold onto me.
-->'''Rita:'''
me.\\
'''Rita:'''
They're dancing Raisinettes.
-->'''Major
Raisinettes.\\
'''Major
Thorn:''' And you don't find that terrifying?



* In an episode of ''{{Saved by the Bell}}'', Zach takes multiple dates to the same horror movie to look for the one with the best scream & cuddle combo. The first girl is too busy talking away to notice the scary parts, the second is more [[BigEater concerned with running out of popcorn]], the third [[BrawnHilda keeps chanting "kill him!"]] and the fourth one gets it right. Kelly was shown having the same reaction to the movie earlier in the episode.

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* In an episode of ''{{Saved by the Bell}}'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', Zach takes multiple dates to the same horror movie to look for the one with the best scream & cuddle combo. The first girl is too busy talking away to notice the scary parts, the second is more [[BigEater concerned with running out of popcorn]], the third [[BrawnHilda keeps chanting "kill him!"]] and the fourth one gets it right. Kelly was shown having the same reaction to the movie earlier in the episode.



* Played with on ''TheBigBangTheory'' where Raj's girlfriend Emily likes horror movies ''because'' she likes to be comforted during them. Raj is initially nervous about a girlfriend who likes horror movies, until the why was explained.

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* Played with on ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where Raj's girlfriend Emily likes horror movies ''because'' she likes to be comforted during them. Raj is initially nervous about a girlfriend who likes horror movies, until the why was explained.



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* Norwegian comic strip ''{{Nemi}}'' has one comic where this is inverted. The scene is pretty much as described above, except gender-flipped, and the titular character herself is thinking, "Well, this isn't exactly what I had in mind when I suggested seeing a horror movie, but I suppose the results are the same..."
* Jon hopes to comfort Liz in this manner in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', but he ends up frightened instead.
* According to Roger in an early ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip, Andy invoked this trope on one of their first dates:
-->'''Roger:'''...and if the movie got even a little bit scary, you would practically jump into my arms. Like you needed an excuse.
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--> ''Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together/All through the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen''

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--> ''Now -->''Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together/All together\\
All
through the night I'll save you from the terror on the screen''



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* Utterly averted by Lilith in ''Roleplay/ForTheSpiritOfCreation'': She was ConditionedToAcceptHorror as part of being raised by a [[EldritchAbomination Nihl]]-worshipping cult, and after her HeelFaceTurn, ''loves'' horror movies - in particular, she regards the ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' series as light comedy compared to the things that are ''really'' in the Nightmare Realms.
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* Webcomic/{{Nimona}} from the eponymous webcomic is really scared of zombie movies. Considering that she's a shapeshifter of massive power, this is rather hilarious.

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* Webcomic/{{Nimona}} from the ''Webcomic/{{Nimona}}'': The eponymous webcomic character is really scared of zombie movies. Considering that she's a shapeshifter of massive power, this is rather hilarious.



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* Utterly averted by Lilith in ''Roleplay/ForTheSpiritOfCreation'': She was ConditionedToAcceptHorror as part of being raised by a [[EldritchAbomination Nihl]]-worshipping cult, and after her HeelFaceTurn, ''loves'' horror movies - in particular, she regards the ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' series as light comedy compared to the things that are ''really'' in the Nightmare Realms.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The episode "Colonel Homer" has one scene in which Bart and Lisa go to see ''Space Mutants VI'':
-->'''Bart''': If you don't watch the violence, you'll never get desensitized to it.
-->'''Lisa (covering her eyes):''' Just tell me when the scary part's over.
-->'''Bart:''' It's over.
-->'''Lisa''': [uncovers her eyes]
-->[the movie theater is bathed in red as we hear blood spurting]
-->'''Lisa''': Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
** Factor in age and it stops falling into this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
The episode "Colonel Homer" has one scene in which Bart and Lisa go to see ''Space Mutants VI'':
-->'''Bart''':
VI''. Though factor in age and it stops falling into this trope.
--->'''Bart:'''
If you don't watch the violence, you'll never get desensitized to it.
-->'''Lisa (covering
it.\\
'''Lisa:''' (''covering
her eyes):''' eyes'') Just tell me when the scary part's over.
-->'''Bart:'''
over.\\
'''Bart:'''
It's over.
-->'''Lisa''': [uncovers
over.\\
(''Lisa uncovers
her eyes]
-->[the
eyes'')\\
(''the
movie theater is bathed in red as we hear blood spurting]
-->'''Lisa''': Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
** Factor in age and it stops falling into this trope.
spurting'')\\
'''Lisa:''' Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!



* Deliberately inverted in DanVs, where [[ActionGirl Elise]] prefers horror movies and [[NonActionGuy Chris]] is absolutely terrified of them, preferring romantic comedies.

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* Deliberately inverted in DanVs, ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', where [[ActionGirl Elise]] prefers horror movies and [[NonActionGuy Chris]] is absolutely terrified of them, preferring romantic comedies.
14th Dec '15 7:21:09 AM Prfnoff
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** It's pretty funny and a huge CanonDisContinuity when you realize the episode where he goes on the roller coaster and everybody is scared shitless and ''he's so bored he falls asleep in the ride''.
** He fell asleep on a ride in [[Film/{{Bean}} the 1996 movie]] because it wasn't going fast enough for his liking. He tweaked the controls to make it go faster, and then he enjoyed the ride while everyone else was catapulted from their seats.
** Also, it's not implausible that someone could hate scary movies, and love scary rides (or vice versa). Considering they're two completely different kinds of scares...
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