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2nd Sep '17 10:56:23 AM nombretomado
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* Gary from ''{{Alphas}}'' hates being touched, due to his autism. Rachel's [[SuperSenses ability]] lends her to having issues with extensive physical contact.

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* Gary from ''{{Alphas}}'' ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' hates being touched, due to his autism. Rachel's [[SuperSenses ability]] lends her to having issues with extensive physical contact.



** Reid himself too, as he can usual be seen side-stepping any offered handshakes with an awkward wave and only seems to let people he trusts (i.e. his team) touch him in any way.

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** Reid himself too, himself, as he can usual be seen side-stepping any offered handshakes with an awkward wave and only seems to let people he trusts (i.e. his team) touch him in any way.



* Emma Pillsbury from ''Series/{{Glee}}''. It's the reason she's a virgin.
** Also Kurt Hummel (though not the virgin part after episode 3x05), who frequently dresses so that he is covered up from the soles of his ankles to the wrists and top of the neck, and who visibly flinches and pulls away from almost any contact with any character who isn't his father, his boyfriend or Mercedes, and has to brace himself and prepare to be able to give his other female friends hugs.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
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Emma Pillsbury from ''Series/{{Glee}}''.Pillsbury. It's the reason she's a virgin.
** Also Kurt Hummel (though not the virgin part after episode 3x05), who frequently dresses so that he is covered up from the soles of his ankles to the wrists and top of the neck, and who visibly flinches and pulls away from almost any contact with any character who isn't his father, his boyfriend or Mercedes, and has to brace himself and prepare to be able to give his other female friends hugs.
29th Aug '17 1:58:21 PM wingedcatgirl
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** One episode has a gag where Stewie becomes a child star, and Peter tells Chris that he's now [[TheUnfavorite the less-favored son]]. We don't hear what they're saying, but Peter puts his hand on Chris' shoulder, Chris starts crying and screaming, and then [[BeserkButton suddenly attacks Peter]], slamming his head into a glass window until it breaks. When Peter hobbles back to the others, he comments "I didn't even tell him. He just does ''not'' like to be touched."

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** One episode has a gag where Stewie becomes a child star, and Peter tells Chris that he's now [[TheUnfavorite the less-favored son]]. We don't hear what they're saying, but Peter puts his hand on Chris' shoulder, Chris starts crying and screaming, and then [[BeserkButton [[BerserkButton suddenly attacks Peter]], slamming his head into a glass window until it breaks. When Peter hobbles back to the others, he comments "I didn't even tell him. He just does ''not'' like to be touched."
27th Aug '17 3:20:03 PM SamCurt
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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
** Lucy became like this as a result of her terrible childhood, though she doesn't mind if Kouta touches her.
** Mayu also follows this to a degree; the manga implies that her traumatic experience with her stepfather has soured her on men in general, and finding Kouta in the bath groping Nyu doesn't help. Ironically, she appears to bond most closely with Bandou, who generally treats her like crap, except for when he saved her from the "Unknown Man".
* "Father" in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a mentality of not letting inferior humans laying a hand on him. Eventually, however, [[spoiler: he did get physically ass-kicked by Edward in the finale due to his powers weakening.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke and Gaara are the most prominent with Sasuke often proclaiming "Don't get so close!"/"Don't touch me so familiarly!" and Gaara threatening to kill people and/or giving the DeathGlare. Gaara eventually got better about this, and Sasuke [[TheStoic seemed to have stopped caring]] (maybe he just got used to [[FanDisservice Orochimaru grabbing him with snakes]], and everything else seems minor by comparison).
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'': Sōsuke Sagara, due to his [[CrazySurvivalist highly paranoid nature]]. Most people know better than to try to get too touchy-feely with him. This is particularly obvious in that one episode of ''The Second Raid'', where Kaname drags him out to get a haircut and he ends up holding the barber at gunpoint when his reflexes act up. In the same episode, though, it is shown that he is utterly calm about being touched by Kaname herself (who ends up being his personal hair stylist this way). Ironic, seeing how Kaname has probably single-handedly dished out [[{{Tsundere}} more corporal punishment to him than all of his enemies combined]].

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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Lucy became like this as a result [[MoeAnthropomorphism Japan]] does not react well to Italy [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace hugging and kissing him]]. Or to Korea trying to [[SkinshipGrope claim his breasts]]. Or to [[DidTheyOrDidntThey waking up naked next to Greece]]. It's one of her terrible childhood, though she doesn't mind if Kouta touches her.
the surefire ways to make his stoic exterior crack, really.
** Mayu also follows Germany fits this to a degree; the manga implies that her traumatic experience with her stepfather has soured her on men in general, and finding Kouta in the bath groping Nyu doesn't help. Ironically, she appears to bond most closely with Bandou, who generally treats her like crap, except for when lesser degree. While he saved her from the "Unknown Man".
* "Father" in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a mentality of not letting inferior humans laying a hand on him. Eventually, however, [[spoiler: he did get physically ass-kicked by Edward in the finale due to his powers weakening.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke and Gaara are the most prominent with Sasuke often proclaiming "Don't get so close!"/"Don't touch me so familiarly!" and Gaara threatening to kill people and/or giving the DeathGlare. Gaara eventually got better about this, and Sasuke [[TheStoic seemed to have stopped caring]] (maybe he just got used to [[FanDisservice Orochimaru grabbing him with snakes]], and everything else seems minor by comparison).
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'': Sōsuke Sagara, due to his [[CrazySurvivalist highly paranoid nature]]. Most people know better than to try to get too touchy-feely with him. This is particularly obvious in that one episode of ''The Second Raid'', where Kaname drags him out to get a haircut and he ends up holding the barber at gunpoint when his reflexes act up. In the same episode, though, it is shown that he is utterly calm about
let's himself being touched by Kaname herself (who ends up being his personal hair stylist [[CuddleBug Italy]] when Italy wanted to hug someone and Japan didn't want to be hugged, Germany didn't seem to fond of it, either.
** Due to their {{Tsundere}} personalities Romano and England can be like
this way). Ironic, seeing how Kaname has probably single-handedly dished out [[{{Tsundere}} more corporal punishment to him than all of his enemies combined]].too.



* Ranma of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. He gets extremely nervous when girls try to do something physical to him, and is vehemently heterosexual, which means he gets ''extremely'' violent if men try something on his "girl form". Part of the blame for this might be because he is inevitably battered by Akane if she sees him in something that looks compromising, while the other girls vary between aggressively flirting with him and hitting him for pretty much the same reason. Of course he isn't above using the {{glomp}} himself as a tool to get an advantage on a rival or opponent, or standing on other people's skulls as a form of saying hello.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' weaponizes this trope as the "Absolute Terror Field", a metaphysical barrier that renders Angels and [=EVAs=] alike impervious to damage from conventional means. [[spoiler:Near the end of the series, and in ''End of Evangelion'', it is revealed that all humans have AT Fields, which are formed from their fears of intimacy and rejection. They are also what allows living beings to maintain their physical forms: without them, people would dissolve into orange liquid.]]
* Hisoka from ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. Explained to be due to his [[DarkAndTroubledPast messed up family history]], [[DepravedBisexual Muraki]] raping him, ''and'' the fact that he's able to read the memories / feelings of others when he touches them. [[DeusAngstMachina Yeesh]].

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* Ranma Hinako from ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' has this in regards to men due to suffering several years of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. sexual abuse by her stepfather.

* Ciel from ''Manga/BlackButler''.
He gets extremely nervous appears to not enjoy physical contact, and has been shown slapping and insulting individuals for being too comfortable with touching or speaking to him. However, he tolerates Sebastian and does not complain when girls try the demon picks him up or holds him. If he is stressed, he will also slap someone touching him away, proclaiming, "Don't touch me so easily!" This is a negative influence of the trauma he underwent during his time as a slave which is implied to do have included rape. Ciel tolerates Elizabeth's physical contact, as well. The fact she's his fiancee, and has known him since they were little may have something physical to him, and is vehemently heterosexual, which means he gets ''extremely'' violent if men try something on his "girl form". Part of the blame for do with it. In chapter 90 Ciel goes back to being this might be because he is inevitably battered way towards everyone except Finnian after being cursed by Akane if she sees him in something that looks compromising, while the other girls vary between aggressively flirting with him poisonous gas and hitting him for pretty much the same reason. Of course he isn't above using the {{glomp}} himself as a tool to get an advantage on a rival or opponent, or standing on other people's skulls as a form being reminded of saying hello.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' weaponizes this trope as the "Absolute Terror Field", a metaphysical barrier that renders Angels and [=EVAs=] alike impervious to damage from conventional means. [[spoiler:Near the end of the series, and in ''End of Evangelion'', it is revealed that all humans have AT Fields, which are formed from their fears of intimacy and rejection. They are also what allows living beings to maintain their physical forms: without them, people would dissolve into orange liquid.]]
* Hisoka from ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. Explained to be due to
his [[DarkAndTroubledPast messed up family history]], [[DepravedBisexual Muraki]] raping him, ''and'' the fact that he's able to read the memories / feelings of others when he touches them. [[DeusAngstMachina Yeesh]].awful childhood.



* LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon: This is a common stereotype of [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] within the setting. Whether or not this is true tends to vary between culture to culture and character to character. [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lyu/Ryu]] is known to be an example of this trope.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** Hibari Kyouya. If you try to touch him, chances are he'll "[[{{Catchphrase}} bite you to death]]" or give you a DeathGlare.
** This was also how Gokudera acted whenever Yamamoto, who has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace when it comes to anyone, got too close. At first.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'': Rosemarine, by everyone except Jules and later Serge. Blame it on [[spoiler:Auguste raping him when he was fifteen.]]
* Setsuna of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is a CaptainErsatz of Sousuke of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' (similar background as a ChildSoldier) and shares Sousuke's aversion to being touched. Surprisingly, he extends this behavior to his Gundam as well, although he later grows out of it to the point he hugs Feldt and Marina without any sign of discomfort.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': One of the things that [[BerserkButton sets off]] Seras Victoria is being attacked in this manner (in the anime at least).

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* LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon: This is a common stereotype of [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] within the setting. Whether or not this is true tends to vary between culture to culture and character to character. [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lyu/Ryu]] is known Hisoka from ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. Explained to be an example of this trope.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** Hibari Kyouya. If you try
due to touch him, chances are he'll "[[{{Catchphrase}} bite you to death]]" or give you a DeathGlare.
** This was also how Gokudera acted whenever Yamamoto, who has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace when it comes to anyone, got too close. At first.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'': Rosemarine, by everyone except Jules and later Serge. Blame it on [[spoiler:Auguste
his [[DarkAndTroubledPast messed up family history]], [[DepravedBisexual Muraki]] raping him him, ''and'' the fact that he's able to read the memories / feelings of others when he was fifteen.]]
touches them. [[DeusAngstMachina Yeesh]].
* Setsuna of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** Light Yagami. His response to Misa [[TheGlomp glomping]] him
is a CaptainErsatz of Sousuke of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' (similar background as a ChildSoldier) and shares Sousuke's aversion to being touched. Surprisingly, he extends this behavior to his Gundam as well, although he later grows out of it to think "This is the point he hugs Feldt and Marina without any sign of discomfort.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': One of
first time I ever wanted to hit a girl."
** L is probably one too, as hinted by
the things fact that [[BerserkButton sets off]] Seras Victoria is being attacked in this manner (in the anime at least).he doesn't like ''touching'' either objects or people, and will only use his fingertips to do it. Though L ''does'' tend to plant himself [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace awkwardly close to other people]], especially Light, and has no problem leaning straight into him - much to Light's blatant annoyance. L might be something of a subversion; he doesn't like touching objects, but people are fine.



* Fate Testarossa of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is often sensitive to being touched. In the manga for the movie, Linith notes that Fate is sensitive to physical contact, stiffening up when she hugs her, possibly due to a lack of parental affection from Precia (this was back when she was just neglectful, rather than outright abusive). In Episode 8 of ''A's'', Fate blushes and recoils slightly when Lindy lays her hand on Fate's to comfort her when she wakes up after having her Linker Core stolen. Even 14 years later in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'', she's blushes when Vivio affectionately grabs her face (then again she was shocked from seeing Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo older form]] so its possible she was still recovering from that). That said, [[ShipTease Nanoha hugging her at the end of the first season doesn't set her off]] and she doesn't have trouble ''giving'' any of her adopted children hugs come ''[=StrikerS=]''. It even becomes a plot point in the second movie when Fate allows Lindy to caress her face [[spoiler:but recoils when the Precia created from the Book Of Darkness tries to do the same thing]] thus showing that Fate has finally come to accept Lindy [[HappilyAdopted as her mother]] over [[EvilMatriarch Precia]].



* Kazuma from ''Manga/KagerouNostalgia'' either lashes out or shakes when touched by another guy after being attacked (and implied to be raped) by the demon Shimari.
* Urabe of ''Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX'' slips out of her boyfriend's hugs and tells him not to do that without asking first.
** Right ''after'' using her (as Tsubaki called them) Panty-Scissors and uses awesome moves to cut whatever conveniently located poster next to or behind of him into tiny shreds.

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* Kazuma ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
** Lucy became like this as a result of her terrible childhood, though she doesn't mind if Kouta touches her.
** Mayu also follows this to a degree; the manga implies that her traumatic experience with her stepfather has soured her on men in general, and finding Kouta in the bath groping Nyu doesn't help. Ironically, she appears to bond most closely with Bandou, who generally treats her like crap, except for when he saved her
from ''Manga/KagerouNostalgia'' either lashes the "Unknown Man".
* "Father" in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a mentality of not letting inferior humans laying a hand on him. Eventually, however, [[spoiler: he did get physically ass-kicked by Edward in the finale due to his powers weakening.]]
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'': Sōsuke Sagara, due to his [[CrazySurvivalist highly paranoid nature]]. Most people know better than to try to get too touchy-feely with him. This is particularly obvious in that one episode of ''The Second Raid'', where Kaname drags him
out or shakes to get a haircut and he ends up holding the barber at gunpoint when his reflexes act up. In the same episode, though, it is shown that he is utterly calm about being touched by another guy after Kaname herself (who ends up being attacked (and implied to be raped) by the demon Shimari.
* Urabe of ''Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX'' slips
his personal hair stylist this way). Ironic, seeing how Kaname has probably single-handedly dished out of her boyfriend's hugs and tells [[{{Tsundere}} more corporal punishment to him not to do that without asking first.
** Right ''after'' using her (as Tsubaki called them) Panty-Scissors and uses awesome moves to cut whatever conveniently located poster next to or behind
than all of him into tiny shreds.his enemies combined]].



* ''Manga/MaidenRose'': Taki in some scenes, where his reaction is either a slap or saying something along the lines of "Don't touch me with your filthy hands!" or "Know your place!".
* Ciel from ''Manga/BlackButler''. He appears to not enjoy physical contact, and has been shown slapping and insulting individuals for being too comfortable with touching or speaking to him. However, he tolerates Sebastian and does not complain when the demon picks him up or holds him. If he is stressed, he will also slap someone touching him away, proclaiming, "Don't touch me so easily!" This is a negative influence of the trauma he underwent during his time as a slave which is implied to have included rape. Ciel tolerates Elizabeth's physical contact, as well. The fact she's his fiancee, and has known him since they were little may have something to do with it. In chapter 90 Ciel goes back to being this way towards everyone except Finnian after being cursed by poisonous gas and being reminded of his awful childhood.

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* ''Manga/MaidenRose'': Taki ''Anime/GalaxyAngelRune'''s Apricot Sakuraba is like this [[DoesNotLikeMen around men]] in some scenes, where his reaction is either a slap or saying something along the lines of "Don't touch me sense that she can interact with your filthy hands!" or "Know your place!".
* Ciel from ''Manga/BlackButler''. He appears to not enjoy physical contact,
men without difficulty, but if a man touches her, her super-strength kicks in and has been shown slapping and insulting individuals for being too comfortable with touching or speaking to him. However, he tolerates Sebastian and does not complain when she literally reflexively kicks the demon picks him up or holds him. If he is stressed, he will also slap someone touching him away, proclaiming, "Don't touch me so easily!" This is a negative influence of the trauma he underwent during his time as a slave which is implied to have included rape. Ciel tolerates Elizabeth's physical contact, as well. The fact she's his fiancee, and has known him since they were little may have something to do with it. In chapter 90 Ciel goes back to being this way towards everyone except Finnian after being cursed by poisonous gas and being reminded of his awful childhood.man's ass.



* Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', due to few reasons either related to his pretty bad childhood, [[LonersAreFreaks loner tendencies]], or his superiority complex. Generally, he acts more disgusted than afraid though.
* Ichise of ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' can get like this at times. If he's not comfortable with someone getting too touchy or close for his tastes he either gives them a DeathGlare or has a tendency to go berserk. Also, whenever he is shown having sex he only does it if he can get something out of it and he looks to be bored by it. It seems that Ran's the only one who can touch him without provoking some violent response and even then he tends to tense up a bit. He gets better, somewhat.
* Genjo Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is the grouchy antisocial type who is usually averse, rather violently so, to both physical contact and [[HatesSmallTalk small talk]] even with his close friends, much less random strangers. This is because in the years he spent traveling, he was forced to kill to protect himself from bandits, and more relevantly, rapists. It's also notable that the only one he really lets touch him is Goku, and even then it'll put him in a pissy(er) mood.
* Hinako from ''Manga/BitterVirgin'' has this in regards to men due to suffering several years of sexual abuse by her stepfather.
* Soma Mitsuya of the manga ''Manga/GoldenDays''.
* ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'': Inverted trope. People go out of their way to avoid physical contact with psychometers. Sakaki expresses open jealousy that Shiho has people willing to hug her and hold her hand.
* ''Anime/GalaxyAngelRune'''s Apricot Sakuraba is like this [[DoesNotLikeMen around men]] in the sense that she can interact with men without difficulty, but if a man touches her, her super-strength kicks in and she literally reflexively kicks the man's ass.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** Light Yagami. His response to Misa [[TheGlomp glomping]] him is to think "This is the first time I ever wanted to hit a girl."
** L is probably one too, as hinted by the fact that he doesn't like ''touching'' either objects or people, and will only use his fingertips to do it. Though L ''does'' tend to plant himself [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace awkwardly close to other people]], especially Light, and has no problem leaning straight into him - much to Light's blatant annoyance. L might be something of a subversion; he doesn't like touching objects, but people are fine.



* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism Japan]] does not react well to Italy [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace hugging and kissing him]]. Or to Korea trying to [[SkinshipGrope claim his breasts]]. Or to [[DidTheyOrDidntThey waking up naked next to Greece]]. It's one of the surefire ways to make his stoic exterior crack, really.
** Germany fits this to a lesser degree. While he let's himself being touched by [[CuddleBug Italy]] when Italy wanted to hug someone and Japan didn't want to be hugged, Germany didn't seem to fond of it, either.
** Due to their {{Tsundere}} personalities Romano and England can be like this too.
* Inami from ''Manga/{{Working}}''. At least, towards people of the male variety.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism Japan]] does not react well to Italy [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace hugging and kissing him]]. Or to Korea trying to [[SkinshipGrope claim his breasts]]. Or to [[DidTheyOrDidntThey waking up naked next to Greece]]. It's one

%%* Soma Mitsuya
of the surefire ways to make his stoic exterior crack, really.
** Germany fits this to a lesser degree. While he let's himself
manga ''Manga/GoldenDays''.

* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': One of the things that [[BerserkButton sets off]] Seras Victoria is
being attacked in this manner (in the anime at least).
* LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon: This is a common stereotype of [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] within the setting. Whether or not this is true tends to vary between culture to culture and character to character. [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lyu/Ryu]] is known to be an example of this trope.
* Kazuma from ''Manga/KagerouNostalgia'' either lashes out or shakes when
touched by [[CuddleBug Italy]] when Italy wanted to hug someone and Japan didn't want another guy after being attacked (and implied to be hugged, Germany didn't seem raped) by the demon Shimari.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
** Hibari Kyouya. If you try
to fond of it, either.
touch him, chances are he'll "[[{{Catchphrase}} bite you to death]]" or give you a DeathGlare.
** Due This was also how Gokudera acted whenever Yamamoto, who has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace when it comes to their {{Tsundere}} personalities Romano anyone, got too close. At first.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'': Rosemarine, by everyone except Jules
and England can be like this too.
later Serge. Blame it on [[spoiler:Auguste raping him when he was fifteen.]]
* Inami Fate Testarossa of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is often sensitive to being touched. In the manga for the movie, Linith notes that Fate is sensitive to physical contact, stiffening up when she hugs her, possibly due to a lack of parental affection from ''Manga/{{Working}}''. At least, towards people Precia (this was back when she was just neglectful, rather than outright abusive). In Episode 8 of ''A's'', Fate blushes and recoils slightly when Lindy lays her hand on Fate's to comfort her when she wakes up after having her Linker Core stolen. Even 14 years later in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'', she's blushes when Vivio affectionately grabs her face (then again she was shocked from seeing Vivio's [[OlderAlterEgo older form]] so its possible she was still recovering from that). That said, [[ShipTease Nanoha hugging her at the end of the male variety.first season doesn't set her off]] and she doesn't have trouble ''giving'' any of her adopted children hugs come ''[=StrikerS=]''. It even becomes a plot point in the second movie when Fate allows Lindy to caress her face [[spoiler:but recoils when the Precia created from the Book Of Darkness tries to do the same thing]] thus showing that Fate has finally come to accept Lindy [[HappilyAdopted as her mother]] over [[EvilMatriarch Precia]].


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* ''Manga/MaidenRose'': Taki in some scenes, where his reaction is either a slap or saying something along the lines of "Don't touch me with your filthy hands!" or "Know your place!".

* Setsuna of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is a CaptainErsatz of Sousuke of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' (similar background as a ChildSoldier) and shares Sousuke's aversion to being touched. Surprisingly, he extends this behavior to his Gundam as well, although he later grows out of it to the point he hugs Feldt and Marina without any sign of discomfort.
* Urabe of ''Manga/MysteriousGirlfriendX'' slips out of her boyfriend's hugs and tells him not to do that without asking first.
** Right ''after'' using her (as Tsubaki called them) Panty-Scissors and uses awesome moves to cut whatever conveniently located poster next to or behind of him into tiny shreds.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke and Gaara are the most prominent with Sasuke often proclaiming "Don't get so close!"/"Don't touch me so familiarly!" and Gaara threatening to kill people and/or giving the DeathGlare. Gaara eventually got better about this, and Sasuke [[TheStoic seemed to have stopped caring]] (maybe he just got used to [[FanDisservice Orochimaru grabbing him with snakes]], and everything else seems minor by comparison).

* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' weaponizes this trope as the "Absolute Terror Field", a metaphysical barrier that renders Angels and [=EVAs=] alike impervious to damage from conventional means. [[spoiler:Near the end of the series, and in ''End of Evangelion'', it is revealed that all humans have AT Fields, which are formed from their fears of intimacy and rejection. They are also what allows living beings to maintain their physical forms: without them, people would dissolve into orange liquid.]]
* Christina of ''Manga/NewGame'' can't handle having people touch her, or even come too close to her. Apparently this caused some (mostly played for humor) trauma, as she grew up in France but couldn't handle the traditional kiss on the cheek greeting.
* Ranma of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. He gets extremely nervous when girls try to do something physical to him, and is vehemently heterosexual, which means he gets ''extremely'' violent if men try something on his "girl form". Part of the blame for this might be because he is inevitably battered by Akane if she sees him in something that looks compromising, while the other girls vary between aggressively flirting with him and hitting him for pretty much the same reason. Of course he isn't above using the {{glomp}} himself as a tool to get an advantage on a rival or opponent, or standing on other people's skulls as a form of saying hello.
* Genjo Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' is the grouchy antisocial type who is usually averse, rather violently so, to both physical contact and [[HatesSmallTalk small talk]] even with his close friends, much less random strangers. This is because in the years he spent traveling, he was forced to kill to protect himself from bandits, and more relevantly, rapists. It's also notable that the only one he really lets touch him is Goku, and even then it'll put him in a pissy(er) mood.

* Ichise of ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' can get like this at times. If he's not comfortable with someone getting too touchy or close for his tastes he either gives them a DeathGlare or has a tendency to go berserk. Also, whenever he is shown having sex he only does it if he can get something out of it and he looks to be bored by it. It seems that Ran's the only one who can touch him without provoking some violent response and even then he tends to tense up a bit. He gets better, somewhat.
* Inami from ''Manga/{{Working}}''. At least, towards people of the male variety.
* Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', due to few reasons either related to his pretty bad childhood, [[LonersAreFreaks loner tendencies]], or his superiority complex. Generally, he acts more disgusted than afraid though.
* ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'': Inverted trope. People go out of their way to avoid physical contact with psychometers. Sakaki expresses open jealousy that Shiho has people willing to hug her and hold her hand.

20th Aug '17 10:42:35 PM JoeMerl
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** One episode has a gag where Stewie becomes a child star, and Peter tells Chris that he's now [[TheUnfavorite the less-favored son]]. We don't hear what they're saying, but Peter puts his hand on Chris' shoulder, Chris starts crying and screaming, and then [[BeserkButton suddenly attacks Peter]], slamming his head into a glass window until it breaks. When Peter hobbles back to the others, he comments "I didn't even tell him. He just does ''not'' like to be touched."
16th Aug '17 6:01:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* Lucy in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' became like this as a result of her terrible childhood, though she doesn't mind if Kouta touches her.

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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'':
**
Lucy in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' became like this as a result of her terrible childhood, though she doesn't mind if Kouta touches her.



* Ranma of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. He gets extremely nervous when girls try to do something physical to him, and is vehemently heterosexual, which means he gets ''extremely'' violent if men try something on his "girl form". Part of the blame for this might be because he is inevitably battered by Akane if she sees him in something that looks compromising, while the other girls vary between aggressively flirting with him and hitting him for pretty much the same reason.
** Of course he isn't above using the {{glomp}} himself as a tool to get an advantage on a rival or opponent, or standing on other people's skulls as a form of saying hello.

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* Ranma of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. He gets extremely nervous when girls try to do something physical to him, and is vehemently heterosexual, which means he gets ''extremely'' violent if men try something on his "girl form". Part of the blame for this might be because he is inevitably battered by Akane if she sees him in something that looks compromising, while the other girls vary between aggressively flirting with him and hitting him for pretty much the same reason.
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reason. Of course he isn't above using the {{glomp}} himself as a tool to get an advantage on a rival or opponent, or standing on other people's skulls as a form of saying hello.



* Yu Kanda from ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Considering he spent his childhood up until about the age of 10 [[spoiler:being used as a guinea pig for BodyHorror-tastic experiments by the Black Order]], this isn't entirely surprising.

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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'':
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Yu Kanda from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.Kanda. Considering he spent his childhood up until about the age of 10 [[spoiler:being used as a guinea pig for BodyHorror-tastic experiments by the Black Order]], this isn't entirely surprising.



* Hibari Kyouya from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. If you try to touch him, chances are he'll "[[{{Catchphrase}} bite you to death]]" or give you a DeathGlare.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
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Hibari Kyouya from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.Kyouya. If you try to touch him, chances are he'll "[[{{Catchphrase}} bite you to death]]" or give you a DeathGlare.



* Ciel from ''Manga/BlackButler''. He appears to not enjoy physical contact, and has been shown slapping and insulting individuals for being too comfortable with touching or speaking to him. However, he tolerates Sebastian and does not complain when the demon picks him up or holds him. If he is stressed, he will also slap someone touching him away, proclaiming, "Don't touch me so easily!" This is a negative influence of the trauma he underwent during his time as a slave which is implied to have included rape.
** Ciel tolerates Elizabeth's physical contact, as well. The fact she's his fiancee, and has known him since they were little may have something to do with it.
** In chapter 90 Ciel goes back to being this way towards everyone except Finnian after being cursed by poisonous gas and being reminded of his awful childhood.

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* Ciel from ''Manga/BlackButler''. He appears to not enjoy physical contact, and has been shown slapping and insulting individuals for being too comfortable with touching or speaking to him. However, he tolerates Sebastian and does not complain when the demon picks him up or holds him. If he is stressed, he will also slap someone touching him away, proclaiming, "Don't touch me so easily!" This is a negative influence of the trauma he underwent during his time as a slave which is implied to have included rape.
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rape. Ciel tolerates Elizabeth's physical contact, as well. The fact she's his fiancee, and has known him since they were little may have something to do with it.
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it. In chapter 90 Ciel goes back to being this way towards everyone except Finnian after being cursed by poisonous gas and being reminded of his awful childhood.



* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote''. His response to Misa [[TheGlomp glomping]] him is to think "This is the first time I ever wanted to hit a girl."
** L is probably one too, as hinted by the fact that he doesn't like ''touching'' either objects or people, and will only use his fingertips to do it.
*** Though L ''does'' tend to plant himself [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace awkwardly close to other people]], especially Light, and has no problem leaning straight into him - much to Light's blatant annoyance. L might be something of a subversion; he doesn't like touching objects, but people are fine.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote''.Yagami. His response to Misa [[TheGlomp glomping]] him is to think "This is the first time I ever wanted to hit a girl."
** L is probably one too, as hinted by the fact that he doesn't like ''touching'' either objects or people, and will only use his fingertips to do it.
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it. Though L ''does'' tend to plant himself [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace awkwardly close to other people]], especially Light, and has no problem leaning straight into him - much to Light's blatant annoyance. L might be something of a subversion; he doesn't like touching objects, but people are fine.



* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Japan]] of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' does not react well to Italy [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace hugging and kissing him]]. Or to Korea trying to [[SkinshipGrope claim his breasts]]. Or to [[DidTheyOrDidntThey waking up naked next to Greece]]. It's one of the surefire ways to make his stoic exterior crack, really.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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[[MoeAnthropomorphism Japan]] of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' does not react well to Italy [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace hugging and kissing him]]. Or to Korea trying to [[SkinshipGrope claim his breasts]]. Or to [[DidTheyOrDidntThey waking up naked next to Greece]]. It's one of the surefire ways to make his stoic exterior crack, really.



* Yukinari of ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' is heterosexual so he hates it if another guy touches him and he hates it if girls touch him because he has a bad allergic reaction that flares up whenever he is touched or beat up by girls. Miharu being the exception as she seems to be the only girl in the world that doesn't set off his allergy.

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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'':
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Yukinari of ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' is heterosexual so he hates it if another guy touches him and he hates it if girls touch him because he has a bad allergic reaction that flares up whenever he is touched or beat up by girls. Miharu being the exception as she seems to be the only girl in the world that doesn't set off his allergy.



* Mika and Yuu of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' get touchy about their personal space being invaded following the tragedy where they lost their family and each other when they were kids. Yuu is explained as being cold and afraid of getting close to people due to this because he doesn't want to lose anyone else, and Mika is like this around everyone [[HoYay except Yuu]] following becoming a vampire. After finding out Mika is alive Yuu sheds this however.
** Yuu would also get like this around Mika and other people after his parents abandoned him, called him a devil, and tried to kill him.

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* Mika and Yuu of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' get touchy about their personal space being invaded following the tragedy where they lost their family and each other when they were kids. Yuu is explained as being cold and afraid of getting close to people due to this because he doesn't want to lose anyone else, and Mika is like this around everyone [[HoYay except Yuu]] following becoming a vampire. After finding out Mika is alive Yuu sheds this however.
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however. Yuu would also get like this around Mika and other people after his parents abandoned him, called him a devil, and tried to kill him.



* Beast from Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Belle changes that part about him.

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'':
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Beast from Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.is like this. Belle changes that part about him.



* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' doesn't like being touched and doesn't touch other people because she is afraid of accidentally hurting someone with her powers. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie, she has no problem touching people. However, her reluctance to be touched does come back in the first official post-Frozen novel (Anna & Elsa: All Hail The Queen) when someone kisses the back of her hand, causing her to jump back in surprise.]]

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* Elsa in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' doesn't like being touched and doesn't touch other people because she is afraid of accidentally hurting someone with her powers. [[spoiler: By the end of the movie, she has no problem touching people. However, her reluctance to be touched does come back in the first official post-Frozen novel (Anna & Elsa: (''Literature/AnnaAndElsa: All Hail The Queen) Queen'') when someone kisses the back of her hand, causing her to jump back in surprise.]]
13th Jul '17 1:10:15 AM Ezclee4050
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* The former half of ''David and Lisa'' is in an asylum because, among other things, he's afraid that touching people will kill him.

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* The former half of ''David and Lisa'' ''Film/DavidAndLisa'' is in an asylum because, among other things, he's afraid that touching people will kill him.
22nd Jun '17 8:28:32 PM oforiousmic
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* Miu from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' though not as extreme doesn't like to be touched. She got a [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/413/16 little ticked that someone touched so easily]]. Also, anyone who approaches her from the back [[BadassBack will be flipped over.]]

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* Miu from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' though not as extreme doesn't like to be touched. She got a [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/413/16 little ticked that someone touched her so easily]]. Also, anyone who approaches her from the back [[BadassBack will be flipped over.]]
22nd Jun '17 8:26:13 PM oforiousmic
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke and Gaara are the most prominent with Sasuke often proclaiming "Don't get so close!"/"Don't touch me so familiarly!" and Gaara threatening to kill people and/or giving the death glare. Gaara eventually got better about this, and Sasuke [[TheStoic seemed to have stopped caring]] (maybe he just got used to [[FanDisservice Orochimaru grabbing him with snakes]], and everything else seems minor by comparison).

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke and Gaara are the most prominent with Sasuke often proclaiming "Don't get so close!"/"Don't touch me so familiarly!" and Gaara threatening to kill people and/or giving the death glare.DeathGlare. Gaara eventually got better about this, and Sasuke [[TheStoic seemed to have stopped caring]] (maybe he just got used to [[FanDisservice Orochimaru grabbing him with snakes]], and everything else seems minor by comparison).
19th Jun '17 2:21:42 AM NoxSky12599
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* Kin from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' can't stand to be touched by humans, and will [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/05242010/ absolutely freak out]]. Of course, this is totally justified, as she was [[spoiler:horribly abused by Dellyn Goblinslayer]]. [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03112011/ She seems to be getting better, though.]]

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* Kin from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' can't stand to be touched by humans, and will [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/05242010/ absolutely freak out]]. Of course, this is totally justified, as she was [[spoiler:horribly [[spoiler:raped and horribly abused by Dellyn Goblinslayer]]. [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03112011/ She seems to be be]] [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/04242012/ getting better, though.]]
13th Jun '17 12:09:27 PM rithmeres
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* Kaz Brekker from ''Literature/SixOfCrows'' is never seen without his gloves because he feels extreme revulsion to skin-on-skin contact. The reason: [[spoiler: he was left for dead on a boat piled with corpses after the plague swept through Ketterdam. He used his dead brother's decomposing body as a float to get back to shore, and since then he feels sick and experiences PTSD flashbacks at the feeling of human touch. Here's the kicker: he was only nine years old when it happened.]]
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