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14th Apr '17 2:55:13 PM Gamemaniac92711
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* [[VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Flowey]], the main character in ''Fanfic/BloomingDreemurr'', rather strongly dislikes being touched, especially without asking.
11th Apr '17 2:05:58 PM Dravencour
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* In [[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXIV]], Ran after she was raped (which is Truth in Television), and it was to such an extreme that she almost put ''a small child through a wall''. To a lesser degree was Yukari, after her experiences during imprisonment, that, at first, she didn't liked to be touched, preferring to limit if she wasn't going to not be touched but her behavior was comparatively different than Ran's, in that she behaved more like an autistic child would, stiffening and or pushing the person away, rarely if ever accepting it without feeling obligated or trying to imagine something else. However, she also had weakened vision at time, thus it would make more sense as she would startle easily.

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* In [[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXIV]], Ran has a case of this after she was raped (which is Truth in Television), raped, and it was to such an extreme that she almost put ''a small child through a wall''. To a lesser degree was Yukari, after her experiences during imprisonment, that, at first, she didn't liked to be touched, preferring to limit if she wasn't going to not be touched but her behavior was comparatively different than Ran's, in that she behaved more like an autistic child would, stiffening and or pushing the person away, rarely if ever accepting it without feeling obligated or trying to imagine something else. However, she also had weakened vision at time, thus it would make more sense as she would startle easily.
31st Mar '17 6:54:49 PM superkeijikun
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* ''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.]]
25th Mar '17 6:20:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheWoobie Nessiah]] of ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'' had panic attacks when touched by others towards the beginning of the story, a result of [[spoiler:his sexual abuse at the hands of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Hector]]]]. Slowly, he's gotten better at handling it as long as he can see it coming, and doesn't mind [[OfficialCouple Milanor]] touching him at all. The exception to this rule would be [[TheMillstone Kylier]]. It doesn't seem like he's ''ever'' going to get over that [[spoiler:MindRape]]...

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* [[TheWoobie Nessiah]] of ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'' ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'' had panic attacks when touched by others towards the beginning of the story, a result of [[spoiler:his sexual abuse at the hands of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Hector]]]]. Slowly, he's gotten better at handling it as long as he can see it coming, and doesn't mind [[OfficialCouple Milanor]] touching him at all. The exception to this rule would be [[TheMillstone Kylier]]. It doesn't seem like he's ''ever'' going to get over that [[spoiler:MindRape]]...
25th Mar '17 3:52:14 PM bt8257
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If it is treated like a problem, expect their LoveInterest to attempt to fix it at some point. Most of the time, [[ThePowerOfLove they succeed]] but the number of blunders and the time it takes depends greatly on the genre and nature of the story. At other times, they may already have a special person whose touch doesn't trigger any adverse reaction, indicating a [[PowerOfTrust particularly trusting relationship]].

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If it is it's treated like a problem, expect their LoveInterest to attempt to fix it at some point. Most of the time, [[ThePowerOfLove they succeed]] but the number of blunders and the time it takes depends greatly on the genre and nature of the story. At other times, they may already have a special person whose touch doesn't trigger any adverse reaction, indicating a [[PowerOfTrust particularly trusting relationship]].
22nd Mar '17 10:40:40 AM Greenygal
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* ''Series/{{Monk}''} has [[SuperOCD OCD]] issues with being touched.

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* ''Series/{{Monk}''} ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has [[SuperOCD OCD]] issues with being touched.
27th Feb '17 7:14:40 PM AthenaBlue
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} in most of his adaptations. Unless, of course, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom you touch his knuckles with your face]].
* ''Comicbook/TheBoys'': Only the Frenchman can touch the Female, and even he is only just barely allowed to. Anyone else... well, if she doesn't hate them, they might get away with nothing worse than several badly broken fingers.



* ''Comicbook/TheBoys'': Only the Frenchman can touch the Female, and even he is only just barely allowed to. Anyone else... well, if she doesn't hate them, they might get away with nothing worse than several badly broken fingers.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} in most of his adaptations. Unless, of course, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom you touch his knuckles with your face]].



* King Julien from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. Specifically, his feet.

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* King Julien from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' Coraline Jones in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', mostly because it is the Other Mother who initiates unwanted hugs and ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. Specifically, his feet.placing her hand on Coraline's shoulder, much to Coraline's discomfort.



* Coraline Jones in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', mostly because it is the Other Mother who initiates unwanted hugs and placing her hand on Coraline's shoulder, much to Coraline's discomfort.

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* Coraline Jones in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', mostly because it is the Other Mother who initiates unwanted hugs ''Disney/FindingDory'': Hank detests physical contact and placing her hand on Coraline's shoulder, much wanted to Coraline's discomfort.be sent to quarantine so that he can live peacefully in an isolated glass box without having to be mishandled by anyone.



* ''Disney/FindingDory'': Hank detests physical contact and wanted to be sent to quarantine so that he can live peacefully in an isolated glass box without having to be mishandled by anyone.

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* ''Disney/FindingDory'': Hank detests physical contact King Julien from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and wanted to be sent to quarantine so that he can live peacefully in an isolated glass box without having to be mishandled by anyone.''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. Specifically, his feet.



* Suzie from ''Film/WildThings'' [[spoiler: although it's possible she's just faking the trait, like she is with a lot of others]].

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* Suzie from ''Film/WildThings'' [[spoiler: although it's possible she's just faking In ''Film/ThreeOClockHigh'', this is the trait, like she is with reason why Buddy challenges Jerry to a lot of others]].fight after school. Buddy clobbers several other people who touch him.



* Rodrick Usher, in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053925/ The Fall Of The House Of Usher]]''. He claims he has "overheightened sensitivity".



* Psycho from the movie ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' announces that he'll kill anyone who touches him.

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* Psycho from In ''Film/BedtimeStories'', Skeeter's boss is a germophobe and hates being touched, [[spoiler: and fires Skeeter after getting cake all over him. However, he eventually gets over this, and in the movie ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' announces epilogue, it's said that he'll kill anyone he became a school nurse.]]
* Used hilariously in ''Film/{{Buffalo 66}}''. The main characters are posing as a fake married couple for a picture (long story). The main character reveals he hates being touched and angrily tells his fake-wife, "We are a couple
who don't touch!". The fake-wife in question? Creator/ChristinaRicci.
* ''Film/CatInTheHat'': Hank Humberfloob, [[TerrifiedOfGerms if a person he suspects is dirty
touches him.him that is]]. He forces his employees to wash their hands constantly, and when a new recruit shakes his hand, he fires him on the spot before scrubbing his hands with hand sanitizer.
* In ''Clara's Heart'', the eponymous character freaks out whenever the main character touches her. This is because [[spoiler: years ago, her son raped her.]]
** It wasn't just any touching, though. In his particular instance, she said her feet hurt so he started rubbing them. It was fine until he got up to her knees; THAT'S when she freaked out.
* Yul Brynner from ''Film/CoolRunnings'', largely because he hates everybody. [[DefrostingIceQueen He gets over it.]]
* The former half of ''David and Lisa'' is in an asylum because, among other things, he's afraid that touching people will kill him.
* Rodrick Usher, in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053925/ The Fall Of The House Of Usher]]''. He claims he has "overheightened sensitivity".
* Implied with ''Film/{{Hanna}}'', she damn well floors a guy when he tries to kiss her.



* ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', who jerks back if anyone gets close (and in the novelization shoots a [[DeathGlare look]] when her servant tried it). Of course it makes sense, [[BodyHorror considering]]. She does grudgingly tolerate [[spoiler: little Aurora pawing all over her horns, probably because you just [[WouldNotHurtAChild can't be mean to an innocent toddler]]]]



* In ''Film/ThreeOClockHigh'', this is the reason why Buddy challenges Jerry to a fight after school. Buddy clobbers several other people who touch him.
* The former half of ''David and Lisa'' is in an asylum because, among other things, he's afraid that touching people will kill him.
* In ''Clara's Heart'', the eponymous character freaks out whenever the main character touches her. This is because [[spoiler: years ago, her son raped her.]]
** It wasn't just any touching, though. Int his particular instance, she said her feet hurt so he started rubbing them. It was fine until he got up to her knees; THAT'S when she freaked out.
* Used hilariously in ''Film/{{Buffalo 66}}''. The main characters are posing as a fake married couple for a picture (long story). The main character reveals he hates being touched and angrily tells his fake-wife, "We are a couple who don't touch!". The fake-wife in question? Creator/ChristinaRicci.



* Implied with ''Film/{{Hanna}}'', she damn well floors a guy when he tries to kiss her.
* Nanon in ''Film/TheUnknown'' has a phobia about being hugged. This helps fuel Alonzo the Armless's insane belief that he is the perfect man for her.
* Both India and Charlie in ''Film/{{Stoker}}'', as part of the bundle of vaguely antisocial traits they both share and that distinguish them as something of kindred spirits. India's discomfort may have something to do with her unusually acute senses, her uncomfortable home situation or the sexual harassment she suffers at school; Charlie's might well have something to do with [[spoiler:growing up in a mental institution]].



* Yul Brynner from ''Film/CoolRunnings'', largely because he hates everybody. [[DefrostingIceQueen He gets over it.]]
* ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'', who jerks back if anyone gets close (and in the novelization shoots a [[DeathGlare look]] when her servant tried it). Of course it makes sense, [[BodyHorror considering]]. She does grudgingly tolerate [[spoiler: little Aurora pawing all over her horns, probably because you just [[WouldNotHurtAChild can't be mean to an innocent toddler]]]]
* In ''Film/BedtimeStories'', Skeeter's boss is a germophobe and hates being touched, [[spoiler: and fires Skeeter after getting cake all over him. However, he eventually gets over this, and in the epilogue, it's said that he became a school nurse.]]



* ''Film/CatInTheHat'': Hank Humberfloob, [[TerrifiedOfGerms if a person he suspects is dirty touches him that is]]. He forces his employees to wash their hands constantly, and when a new recruit shakes his hand, he fires him on the spot before scrubbing his hands with hand sanitizer.

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* ''Film/CatInTheHat'': Hank Humberfloob, [[TerrifiedOfGerms if Both India and Charlie in ''Film/{{Stoker}}'', as part of the bundle of vaguely antisocial traits they both share and that distinguish them as something of kindred spirits. India's discomfort may have something to do with her unusually acute senses, her uncomfortable home situation or the sexual harassment she suffers at school; Charlie's might well have something to do with [[spoiler:growing up in a person he suspects is dirty mental institution]].
* Psycho from the movie ''Film/{{Stripes}}'' announces that he'll kill anyone who
touches him him.
* Nanon in ''Film/TheUnknown'' has a phobia about being hugged. This helps fuel Alonzo the Armless's insane belief
that is]]. He forces his employees to wash their hands constantly, and when a new recruit shakes his hand, he fires him on is the spot before scrubbing his hands perfect man for her.
* Suzie from ''Film/WildThings'' [[spoiler: although it's possible she's just faking the trait, like she is
with hand sanitizer. a lot of others]].



* Done twice in ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'':
** In the 1st book, where it's PlayedForLaughs because [[BigBrotherMentor Arol]]; [[BadassAdorable a big, fluffy, kind, and dangerous]] winter bear, had been hugged so much that he got tired of it.
** In the 6th book, where it's PlayedForDrama because [[spoiler: [[HerosMuse Mijam]] had been held captive. She used to be a GenkiGirl but turns really silent and hates it when her [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Boyfriend]] touches her, even when her ''father'' touches her, even it's just the shoulder and she starts to scream. It's never said what happened but there is plenty of FridgeHorror...]]
* Christopher Boone in ''Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime''. Justified in that he has some sort of autism spectrum disorder.

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* Done twice in ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'':
**
In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the 1st book, where it's PlayedForLaughs because [[BigBrotherMentor Arol]]; [[BadassAdorable a big, fluffy, kind, [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]] [[BadLiar Temrash-One-One-Four]], currently in [[StandardizedLeader Jake]]'s body, screams "Get your hand off me, Andalite filth!" when [[TokenNonHuman Ax]] reaches out to acquire Jake's DNA. If the others had any doubts that Jake was infested, Temrash just killed them.
* The [[HumanAliens Kni'lina]] in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' books value their personal space called "kono" to the point of obsessiveness. Kono consists of an area of roughly 5 paces. Only family members, sexual partners, doctors,
and dangerous]] winter bear, had been hugged so servants are allowed to violate one's kono. Any other violation of the personal space is a big cultural taboo. The Kni'lina can be easily spotted by their behavior, as they constantly look around them to make sure there's no one in the immediate vicinity. The prevailing theory for this behavior is likely a plague that wiped out much that he got tired of it.
** In
their civilization centuries prior and the 6th book, where it's PlayedForDrama because [[spoiler: [[HerosMuse Mijam]] had been held captive. She used need to be maintain quarantine.
* Relg from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'',
a GenkiGirl but turns really silent religious fanatic obsessed with his personal purity, is like this due to his fear of being defiled. His aversion to physical contact, and hates his companions' complete disregard for it, are something of a RunningGag. He gets better about it when her [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Boyfriend]] touches her, even when her ''father'' touches her, even it's just in the shoulder and she starts to scream. It's never said what happened but there is plenty of FridgeHorror...]]
* Christopher Boone in ''Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime''. Justified in that he has some sort of autism spectrum disorder.
sequel, though - as his numerous children attest.



* [[TheWoobie Jos]] from the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' hates being touched, and will flinch or jerk away if someone tries to, due to the abuse he suffered at Falcone's hands. He also has a tendency to back up if someone moves closer to him.
* Relg from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', a religious fanatic obsessed with his personal purity, is like this due to his fear of being defiled. His aversion to physical contact, and his companions' complete disregard for it, are something of a RunningGag. He gets better about it in the sequel, though - as his numerous children attest.
* PeterPaysTribute has the germaphobic Matt, who may be a hypochondriac.
* Arol in ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'', PlayedForLaughs in a chapter in the 1st book, after he has been hugged a lot.
* Charles in the [[Literature/MercyThompson Alpha and Omega]] series is his father's hitman. Given that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] occasionally go crazy and need to be mercy killed, he shuts himself off from social contact, especially physical contact, to prevent heartache if he ever has to kill them. The other werewolves all notice and give him his personal space. This causes complications in his relationship with his mate, who misinterprets his stolid demeanor.
--> [[spoiler: Anna: "Someone told me you don't like to be touched."]]
--> [[spoiler: Charles: "Not usually. But I love your touch. Touch me any time. Any place. Anywhere."]]

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* [[TheWoobie Jos]] from the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' hates being touched, and will flinch or jerk away if someone tries to, due to the abuse Christopher Boone in ''Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime''. Justified in that he suffered at Falcone's hands. He has some sort of autism spectrum disorder.
* The main character of Creator/RoaldDahl's short story "Georgy Porgy". (He
also has a tendency to back up if someone moves closer to him.
FreudianExcuse.)
* Relg from ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', a religious fanatic obsessed ''Literature/TheDemonsLexicon'': Nick. Attempts at familiarity (unless you're [[MoralityChain Alan]]) will probably end with his personal purity, is a knife in the offending body part.
* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, Vlad Taltos' jhereg familiar, Loiosh, doesn't
like this due to his fear of being defiled. His aversion to physical contact, and his companions' complete disregard for it, are something of a RunningGag. He gets better about it in the sequel, though - as his numerous children attest.
* PeterPaysTribute has the germaphobic Matt, who may be a hypochondriac.
* Arol in ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'', PlayedForLaughs in a chapter in the 1st book, after
contact with strangers. In ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', he has been hugged a lot.
* Charles in the [[Literature/MercyThompson Alpha and Omega]] series is his father's hitman. Given that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] occasionally go crazy and need
thinks it's punishment to be mercy killed, he shuts himself off from social contact, especially physical contact, to prevent heartache if he ever has to kill them. The other werewolves all notice petted by a young boy, and give him he expresses his personal space. This causes complications in his relationship distaste for being touched by a sorceress with his mate, who misinterprets his stolid demeanor.
--> [[spoiler: Anna: "Someone told me you don't like to be touched."]]
--> [[spoiler: Charles: "Not usually. But I love your touch. Touch me any time. Any place. Anywhere."]]
a mental ''"Ewwwwwww!"''.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', a side effect of magically-enhanced empathy is that touching or being close to others makes the empath very uncomfortable. It's a sign of empath [[spoiler:Molly Carpenter]]'s character growth between books [[Literature/GhostStory 13]] and [[Literature/ColdDays 14]] when she goes from refusing hugs to initiating them.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Dursleys have no tolerance for people they don't know touching them, specifically if the person is abnormal or magical in any way. They have big hang-ups about magic. In the first book when Mr. Dursley is randomly hugged by a strange man he freezes up and thinks about how uncomfortable it made him feel. Also, Draco and his family are purebloods and thus can't stand if someone who is half-blood, muggle born (mudbloods they call them), or blood traitors touch them. Harry has this reaction to people grabbing him suddenly whether it be Neville in the first book in a SecurityCling or in the third book when Peter Pettigrew grabs his legs prompting Harry to give him a look of disgust. Though having grown up deprived of love he DesperatelyCravesAffection and if it's someone he actually likes touching him he's all for it.
* The Bug, who is autistic, in Matthew Reilly's ''Literature/HovercarRacer'' will only tolerate being touched by his mother and his brother. A crowning moment of heartwarming is when he throws his arms around his very surprised father.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series, people develop this after being raped. In one case, Ward himself shows symptoms of it after he was touched by a woman he hates, unable to do anything about it, and lampshades that it's probably because he couldn't get away form her, he now avoids the touch of someone he likes.
* From ''Literature/JackReacher'' we have Francis Neagle, the eponymous character's sergeant when he was in the army, who actively avoids touching other people and having them touch her.
* The Lady Amalthea in ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''.
* Charles in the [[Literature/MercyThompson Alpha and Omega]] series is his father's hitman. Given that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] occasionally go crazy and need to be mercy killed, he shuts himself off from social contact, especially physical contact, to prevent heartache if he ever has to kill them. The other werewolves all notice and give him his personal space. This causes complications in his relationship with his mate, who misinterprets his stolid demeanor.
--> [[spoiler: Anna: "Someone told me you don't like to be touched."]]
--> [[spoiler: Charles: "Not usually. But I love your touch. Touch me any time. Any place. Anywhere."]]



* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, Vlad Taltos's jhereg familiar, Loiosh, doesn't like physical contact with strangers. In ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', he thinks it's punishment to be petted by a young boy, and he expresses his distaste for being touched by a sorceress with a mental ''"Ewwwwwww!"''.
* Shotgun Suzie from ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' can't bear to touch or be touched, due to [[DarkAndTroubledPast ugly events in her childhood]]. [[spoiler: As of ''Just Another Judgement Day'', she's finally starting to get over this hang-up.]]
* Kahlan Amnell, and by extension all Confessors, in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series are an inverse of this: Nobody wants to touch ''them'', because their powers work through physical contact. Because of this, Kahlan is initially ''very'' surprised that Richard offers to help her up when they first meet, since ordinarily nobody would want to touch a Confessor willingly.
* The main character of Creator/RoaldDahl's short story "Georgy Porgy". (He also has a FreudianExcuse.)



* ''Literature/TheDemonsLexicon'': Nick. Attempts at familiarity (unless you're [[MoralityChain Alan]]) will probably end with a knife in the offending body part.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series, people develop this after being raped. In one case, Ward himself shows symptoms of it after he was touched by a woman he hates, unable to do anything about it, and lampshades that it's probably because he couldn't get away form her, he now avoids the touch of someone he likes.
* The Bug, who is autistic, in Matthew Reilly's HovercarRacer will only tolerate being touched by his mother and his brother. A crowning moment of heartwarming is when he throws his arms around his very surprised father.
* Wendy from Creator/TedDekker's ''Literature/{{Skin}}''.
* The [[HumanAliens Kni'lina]] in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' books value their personal space called "kono" to the point of obsessiveness. Kono consists of an area of roughly 5 paces. Only family members, sexual partners, doctors, and servants are allowed to violate one's kono. Any other violation of the personal space is a big cultural taboo. The Kni'lina can be easily spotted by their behavior, as they constantly look around them to make sure there's no one in the immediate vicinity. The prevailing theory for this behavior is likely a plague that wiped out much of their civilization centuries prior and the need to maintain quarantine.
* From ''Literature/JackReacher'' we have Francis Neagle, the eponymous character's sergeant when he was in the army, who actively avoids touching other people and having them touch her.



* Reek [[spoiler: actually Theon Greyjoy]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' hates being touched as a result of his torture at the hands of Ramsay Bolton.
** To a lesser degree, Stannis Baratheon doesn't like when his wife Selyse touches him and coldly rebukes her with "Stop clutching me, woman". It is unclear, however, if this is also due to their unhappy married life.
* The Lady Amalthea in ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''.



* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series and spinoffs, Vlad Tepesh (Dracula, but don't call him that) was beaten and raped for years as a political prisoner when he was a boy. Five hundred years later, he's still choosy about who he allows to touch him.
* Shotgun Suzie from ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' can't bear to touch or be touched, due to [[DarkAndTroubledPast ugly events in her childhood]]. [[spoiler: As of ''Just Another Judgement Day'', she's finally starting to get over this hang-up.]]



* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]] [[BadLiar Temrash-One-One-Four]], currently in [[StandardizedLeader Jake]]'s body, screams "Get your hand off me, Andalite filth!" when [[TokenNonHuman Ax]] reaches out to acquire Jake's DNA. If the others had any doubts that Jake was infested, Temrash just killed them.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' ''Literature/PeterPaysTribute'' has the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]] [[BadLiar Temrash-One-One-Four]], currently germaphobic Matt, who may be a hypochondriac.
* Done twice
in [[StandardizedLeader Jake]]'s body, screams "Get your hand off me, Andalite filth!" ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'':
** In the 1st book, where it's PlayedForLaughs because [[BigBrotherMentor Arol]]; [[BadassAdorable a big, fluffy, kind, and dangerous]] winter bear, had been hugged so much that he got tired of it.
** In the 6th book, where it's PlayedForDrama because [[spoiler: [[HerosMuse Mijam]] had been held captive. She used to be a GenkiGirl but turns really silent and hates it
when [[TokenNonHuman Ax]] reaches out to acquire Jake's DNA. If the others had any doubts that Jake was infested, Temrash her [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Boyfriend]] touches her, even when her ''father'' touches her, even it's just killed them. the shoulder and she starts to scream. It's never said what happened but there is plenty of FridgeHorror...]]



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', a side effect of magically-enhanced empathy is that touching or being close to others makes the empath very uncomfortable. It's a sign of empath [[spoiler:Molly Carpenter]]'s character growth between books 13# and 14# when she goes from refusing hugs to initiating them.
* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' series and spinoffs, Vlad Tepesh (Dracula, but don't call him that) was beaten and raped for years as a political prisoner when he was a boy. Five hundred years later, he's still choosy about who he allows to touch him.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Dursleys have no tolerance for people they don't know touching them, specifically if the person is abnormal or magical in any way. They have big hang-ups about magic. In the first book when Mr. Dursley is randomly hugged by a strange man he freezes up and thinks about how uncomfortable it made him feel. Also, Draco and his family are purebloods and thus can't stand if someone who is half-blood, muggle born (mudbloods they call them), or blood traitors touch them. Harry has this reaction to people grabbing him suddenly whether it be Neville in the first book in a SecurityCling or in the third book when Peter Pettigrew grabs his legs prompting Harry to give him a look of disgust. Though having grown up deprived of love he DesperatelyCravesAffection and if it's someone he actually likes touching him he's all for it.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', a side effect of magically-enhanced empathy is that touching or Wendy from Creator/TedDekker's ''Literature/{{Skin}}''.
* Reek [[spoiler: actually Theon Greyjoy]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' hates
being close to others makes touched as a result of his torture at the empath very uncomfortable. It's a sign hands of empath [[spoiler:Molly Carpenter]]'s character growth between books 13# and 14# Ramsay Bolton.
** To a lesser degree, Stannis Baratheon doesn't like
when she goes from refusing hugs his wife Selyse touches him and coldly rebukes her with "Stop clutching me, woman". It is unclear, however, if this is also due to initiating them.
their unhappy married life.
* In Kahlan Amnell, and by extension all Confessors, in the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series and spinoffs, Vlad Tepesh (Dracula, but don't call him that) was beaten and raped for years as a political prisoner when he was a boy. Five hundred years later, he's still choosy about who he allows are an inverse of this: Nobody wants to touch him.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Dursleys have no tolerance for people
''them'', because their powers work through physical contact. Because of this, Kahlan is initially ''very'' surprised that Richard offers to help her up when they don't know touching them, specifically if the person is abnormal or magical in any way. They have big hang-ups about magic. In the first book when Mr. Dursley is randomly hugged by a strange man he freezes up and thinks about how uncomfortable it made him feel. Also, Draco and his family are purebloods and thus can't stand if someone who is half-blood, muggle born (mudbloods they call them), or blood traitors meet, since ordinarily nobody would want to touch them. Harry has this reaction to people grabbing him suddenly whether it be Neville in the first book in a SecurityCling or in the third book when Peter Pettigrew grabs his legs prompting Harry to give him a look of disgust. Though having grown up deprived of love he DesperatelyCravesAffection and if it's someone he actually likes touching him he's all for it.Confessor willingly.



* [[TheWoobie Jos]] from the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' hates being touched, and will flinch or jerk away if someone tries to, due to the abuse he suffered at Falcone's hands. He also has a tendency to back up if someone moves closer to him.



* Series/{{Monk}} has [[SuperOCD OCD]] issues with being touched.
* James May of ''Series/TopGear'' (who might also have OCD) apparently dislikes physical contact, especially "man-contact"
* Red Green from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', especially from other men, and Harold.
* Ned from ''Series/PushingDaisies'' doesn't like to be touched, even though he can touch living people with no problem. Not that surprising given he re-killed his mother by touching her, has spent his entire life having to avoid touching his dog, and that touching the wrong (dead) thing can have very unpleasant results. Also, Aunt Vivian for reasons unexplained.
* Ben from ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', mostly due to being raised by a cold and uber-religious mother who told him he was "marked by the beast" because of his touch-based healing powers.

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* Series/{{Monk}} has [[SuperOCD OCD]] Gary from ''{{Alphas}}'' hates being touched, due to his autism. Rachel's [[SuperSenses ability]] lends her to having issues with being touched.
* James May of ''Series/TopGear'' (who might also have OCD) apparently dislikes
extensive physical contact, especially "man-contact"
contact.
* Red Green from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', especially from other men, and Harold.
* Ned from ''Series/PushingDaisies'' doesn't like to be touched, even though he can touch living people
In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Bethany's discomfort with no problem. Not that surprising given he re-killed his mother by touching her, has spent his entire life having to avoid touching his dog, and that touching the wrong (dead) thing can have very unpleasant results. Also, Aunt Vivian for reasons unexplained.
* Ben from ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', mostly due to
being raised by a cold and uber-religious mother who told him he touched clues Wesley in to the source of her telekinetic powers: [[spoiler:she was "marked a victim of rape by the beast" because of his touch-based healing powers.her father.]]



* ''Series/{{Oz}}''
** Tobias Beecher became like this because of all the [[BreakTheCutie abuse and horrible stuff that happens to him]] while he's in Oz. It's apparent in one scene where Keller comes up behind him, and he flinches when Keller touches him, much like an abused and frightened puppy would.
** Chris Keller wasn't abused or hurt to the extent that Beecher was, but he does tend to shrug people off or shove them away whenever they try to touch him.
* Malcolm Reed of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Good God. Unfortunately for him, Captain Archer has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace.
** Also in ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Vulcans in general dislike direct physical contact with non-relatives. Justified due to their psychic proclivities and respect for privacy.
*** It's implied that Vulcans have some measure of tactile telepathy. Skin to skin contact without consent is implied to be viewed as an extreme invasion of privacy because it's tantamount to forcing your way into the other person's mind.
** On the planet Capella women regard any physical contact as a mortal insult (presumably exceptions are made for husbands) punishable by death. The wife of the late Teer (chief) is furious when Kirk pulls her out of the way of a sword thrust. "He laid hands on me! It is my right to see him die."
*** When [=McCoy=] touched her stomach while trying to examine her (as she was super preggers, just about to go into labor), she slaps him. Twice. But he gets around this by [[spoiler:slapping her right back.]]



* Francis Wolcott on ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''.

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* Francis Wolcott on ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''.''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Little known fact about Faith...she finds physical contact uncomfortable, due to her abusive parents. When she switched bodies with Buffy she was not used to Joyce hugging her, at all. She doesn't like Riley near her unless it's for casual sex. And she stabs Giles with a fork, before apologetically saying she doesn't like being pawed, unless she paws first.
* Ben from ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', mostly due to being raised by a cold and uber-religious mother who told him he was "marked by the beast" because of his touch-based healing powers.



* In ''Series/PersonsUnknown'', [[spoiler: Joe (post-reprogramming)]] is this, to the point where he attempts to kill anyone who touches him. In one case ([[spoiler: The Night Manager]]'s), he succeeds.

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* Francis Wolcott on ''{{Series/Deadwood}}''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' - The Twelfth Doctor, unlike most of his predecessors (even Nine, often regarded as the angsty one, was ready to hug anyone who asked).
-->"No, no, not the hugging! I'm against the hugging, please..."
** Interestingly, this seems to encourage Clara to hug him at least once an episode.
**
In ''Series/PersonsUnknown'', the finale of his debut series, the Doctor explains it's not the touching he minds, but the fact he can't see the other person's face.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]], however, the Doctor is back to not wanting to be touched, with Clara being given a free pass.
** In Series 9 (Twelve's second series), the Doctor no longer minds being touched as he now hugs Clara of his own free will, enjoys her hugs, and Clara adopts face-stroking as a sign of affection.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
** Harrison Wells tends to react to the rare occasions when people touch him by frowning slightly at the point of contact. About the extent of the contact he is willing to have with other people is handshakes, although very rarely he will put a hand on someone's arm to add emotional weight to what he's saying.
**
[[spoiler: Joe (post-reprogramming)]] Harrison Wells of Earth-2]] reacts badly to Cisco touching him, shoving him off and telling him in no uncertain terms not to touch him again. However, this is largely because he doesn't want Cisco [[spoiler: using his Vibe powers on him]].
** Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) rarely ever lets people touch him. He [[DeathGlare death-glares]] at Barry when Barry grabs him, shifts aside when his [[AbusiveParent father]] makes to put a hand on his arm, and punches Ray Palmer when Ray grabs his arm in the first season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
* Claire in ''Series/FleshAndBone'' dislikes being touched because of an [[DarkAndTroubledPast unfortunate childhood]]. Her ponytail is a particularly [[BerserkButton sore point]] when it comes to this.
* In one episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', Joey gets an audition to replace a legendary local children's show host who hates being touched (though it's more of a psychological/medical condition). Joey does not know this and after he gets the job, he gives the former host a big hug and then leaves happily, but the touching gets the retiring host to fire Joey on the spot. Joey does not find out he had been fired or about the hosts condition until after he had sent him a hug-or-gram as a thank you, and rushes to stop it.
* 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.
** Quinn Fabray also seems to have
this, to the point where he attempts to kill anyone who a lesser extent. She lifts her hand between herself and Rachel when she touches him. In her arm the first time and, of course, whenever her boyfriends try to get sexual with her, she puts a stop to it. She is also usually seen leaning against her boyfriends' arms when in contact with them, indicating that she is usually the one case ([[spoiler: The Night Manager]]'s), to initiate touching.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'':
** Clark Ingram shrinks away from Alana when she reaches out to touch his arm.
** Whenever someone reaches out to touch Francis Dolarhyde,
he succeeds.flinches away.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Little known fact about Faith...she finds physical contact uncomfortable, due to her abusive parents. When she switched bodies with Buffy she was not used to Joyce hugging her, at all. She doesn't like Riley near her unless it's for casual sex. And she stabs Giles with a fork, before apologetically saying she doesn't like being pawed, unless she paws first.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Mitchell.
** Barry, the handsome and homeless aspiring "Reiki" master in ''Slow Down Your Neighbors".



* Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' starts out touchy about his personal space, and gets worse as the show goes on. Of course, he [[TraumaCongaLine has a pretty good excuse]].
** Although he doesn't mind when his personal space is being invaded by a hot woman. Well, as long as she's not an evil demon or monster who wants to kill him.
** You can usually tell how his and Sam's relationship is by how close he lets Sam stand. No chick flick moments, though.
* On ''Series/WithoutATrace'', the search for a missing autistic boy is complicated by this trope, as he fled from people who might otherwise have helped him whenever they made the mistake of touching him.
* 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.
** Quinn Fabray also seems to have this, to a lesser extent. She lifts her hand between herself and Rachel when she touches her arm the first time and, of course, whenever her boyfriends try to get sexual with her, she puts a stop to it. She is also usually seen leaning against her boyfriends' arms when in contact with them, indicating that she is usually the one to initiate touching.
* Michael from ''Series/TheWire'', due to [[spoiler: being molested by his stepfather]].
* Jake Bohm in ''Series/{{Touch}}'' will thrash and scream when touched, often accompanied by curling into a ball and breathing heavily, much to the sadness of his father, though on rare occasions he will touch someone voluntarily.

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* Dean Winchester Stuart from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' starts out touchy about his personal space, and gets worse as the show goes on. Of course, he [[TraumaCongaLine has a pretty good excuse]].
** Although he
''Series/MadTV''.
--> '''Stuart:''' Dooooooon't!
* ''Series/TheMastersSun'': Joo Joong Won
doesn't mind when his personal space is really like being invaded by a hot woman. Well, as long as she's not an evil demon or monster who wants to kill him.
** You can usually tell how his and Sam's relationship is by how close he lets Sam stand. No chick flick moments, though.
* On ''Series/WithoutATrace'', the search for a missing autistic boy is complicated by this trope, as he fled from people who might otherwise have helped him whenever they made the mistake of touching him.
* 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
touched. But when Gong Shil makes physical 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.
** Quinn Fabray also seems to have this, to a lesser extent. She lifts her hand between herself and Rachel when she touches her arm
him the first time and, of course, whenever her boyfriends try to get sexual with her, she puts a stop to it. She is also usually seen leaning against her boyfriends' arms when in contact with them, indicating that she is usually the one to initiate touching.
* Michael from ''Series/TheWire'', due to [[spoiler: being molested by his stepfather]].
* Jake Bohm in ''Series/{{Touch}}'' will thrash and scream when touched, often accompanied by curling into a ball and breathing heavily, much to the sadness of his father, though on rare occasions he will touch someone voluntarily.
ghosts disappear. Cue conflict.



* Daryl Dixon of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' - he flinches back defensively when the least threatening member of the group leans in to give him a motherly kiss on the forehead. WordOfGod states that he's "constantly expecting to be hit" because of his abusive childhood.
* Gary from ''{{Alphas}}'' hates being touched, due to his autism. Rachel's [[SuperSenses ability]] lends her to having issues with extensive physical contact.
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Bethany's discomfort with being touched clues Wesley in to the source of her telekinetic powers: [[spoiler:she was a victim of rape by her father.]]
* Tix, Rae's friend from the hospital in ''Series/MyMadFatDiary'', can't stand being touched for any reason, to the point that she attacks Danny Two Hats when he innocently touches her arm in the canteen.
* Alex from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Most of the time...
* Stuart from ''Series/MadTV''.
--> '''Stuart:''' Dooooooon't!
* ''Series/TheMastersSun'': Joo Joong Won doesn't really like being touched. But when Gong Shil makes physical contact with him the ghosts disappear. Cue conflict.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' - The Twelfth Doctor, unlike most of his predecessors (even Nine, often regarded as the angsty one, was ready to hug anyone who asked).
-->"No, no, not the hugging! I'm against the hugging, please..."
** Interestingly, this seems to encourage Clara to hug him at least once an episode.
** In the finale of his debut series, the Doctor explains it's not the touching he minds, but the fact he can't see the other person's face.
** In "Last Christmas", however, the Doctor is back to not wanting to be touched, with Clara being given a free pass.
** In Series 9 (Twelve's second series), the Doctor no longer minds being touched as he now hugs Clara of his own free will, enjoys her hugs, and Clara adopts face-stroking as a sign of affection.
* Jade from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' will quickly and loudly point this out if the person touching her is anyone other than Beck, her boyfriend. Surprisingly enough, she's allowed [[TheRival Tori]] to touch her without screaming at the top of her lungs and has even [[LesYay invited it]] on occasion.
* In one episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', Joey gets an audition to replace a legendary local children's show host who hates being touched (though it's more of a psychological/medical condition). Joey does not know this and after he gets the job, he gives the former host a big hug and then leaves happily, but the touching gets the retiring host to fire Joey on the spot. Joey does not find out he had been fired or about the hosts condition until after he had sent him a hug-or-gram as a thank you, and rushes to stop it.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'':
** Clark Ingram shrinks away from Alana when she reaches out to touch his arm.
** Whenever someone reaches out to touch Francis Dolarhyde, he flinches away.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
** Harrison Wells tends to react to the rare occasions when people touch him by frowning slightly at the point of contact. About the extent of the contact he is willing to have with other people is handshakes, although very rarely he will put a hand on someone's arm to add emotional weight to what he's saying.
** [[spoiler: Harrison Wells of Earth-2]] reacts badly to Cisco touching him, shoving him off and telling him in no uncertain terms not to touch him again. However, this is largely because he doesn't want Cisco [[spoiler: using his Vibe powers on him]].
** Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) rarely ever lets people touch him. He [[DeathGlare death-glares]] at Barry when Barry grabs him, shifts aside when his [[AbusiveParent father]] makes to put a hand on his arm, and punches Ray Palmer when Ray grabs his arm in the first season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
* Claire in ''Series/FleshAndBone'' dislikes being touched because of an [[DarkAndTroubledPast unfortunate childhood]]. Her pony-tail is a particularly [[BerserkButton sore point]] when it comes to this.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' - The Twelfth Doctor, unlike most of his predecessors (even Nine, often regarded as ''Series/ModernFamily'': Mitchell.
** Barry,
the angsty one, was ready to hug anyone who asked).
-->"No, no, not the hugging! I'm against the hugging, please..."
** Interestingly, this seems to encourage Clara to hug him at least once an episode.
** In the finale of his debut series, the Doctor explains it's not the touching he minds, but the fact he can't see the other person's face.
** In "Last Christmas", however, the Doctor is back to not wanting to be touched,
handsome and homeless aspiring "Reiki" master in ''Slow Down Your Neighbors".
* ''Series/{{Monk}''} has [[SuperOCD OCD]] issues
with Clara being given a free pass.
** In Series 9 (Twelve's second series), the Doctor no longer minds being touched as he now hugs Clara of his own free will, enjoys her hugs, and Clara adopts face-stroking as a sign of affection.
* Jade from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' will quickly and loudly point this out if the person touching her is anyone other than Beck, her boyfriend. Surprisingly enough, she's allowed [[TheRival Tori]] to touch her without screaming at the top of her lungs and has even [[LesYay invited it]] on occasion.
* In one episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', Joey gets an audition to replace a legendary local children's show host who hates being touched (though it's more of a psychological/medical condition). Joey does not know this and after he gets the job, he gives the former host a big hug and then leaves happily, but the touching gets the retiring host to fire Joey on the spot. Joey does not find out he had been fired or about the hosts condition until after he had sent him a hug-or-gram as a thank you, and rushes to stop it.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'':
** Clark Ingram shrinks away from Alana when she reaches out to touch his arm.
** Whenever someone reaches out to touch Francis Dolarhyde, he flinches away.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'':
** Harrison Wells tends to react to the rare occasions when people touch him by frowning slightly at the point of contact. About the extent of the contact he is willing to have with other people is handshakes, although very rarely he will put a hand on someone's arm to add emotional weight to what he's saying.
** [[spoiler: Harrison Wells of Earth-2]] reacts badly to Cisco touching him, shoving him off and telling him in no uncertain terms not to touch him again. However, this is largely because he doesn't want Cisco [[spoiler: using his Vibe powers on him]].
** Leonard Snart (Captain Cold) rarely ever lets people touch him. He [[DeathGlare death-glares]] at Barry when Barry grabs him, shifts aside when his [[AbusiveParent father]] makes to put a hand on his arm, and punches Ray Palmer when Ray grabs his arm in the first season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
* Claire in ''Series/FleshAndBone'' dislikes being touched because of an [[DarkAndTroubledPast unfortunate childhood]]. Her pony-tail is a particularly [[BerserkButton sore point]] when it comes to this.
touched.



* Tix, Rae's friend from the hospital in ''Series/MyMadFatDiary'', can't stand being touched for any reason, to the point that she attacks Danny Two Hats when he innocently touches her arm in the canteen.
* ''Series/TheOA'': After Prairie returns from a seven-year disappearance, she hates being touched, which is eventually revealed to stem from [[spoiler:being held captive in a cell for seven years and never touching another human being during all that time]].



* ''Series/{{Oz}}'':
** Tobias Beecher became like this because of all the [[BreakTheCutie abuse and horrible stuff that happens to him]] while he's in Oz. It's apparent in one scene where Keller comes up behind him, and he flinches when Keller touches him, much like an abused and frightened puppy would.
** Chris Keller wasn't abused or hurt to the extent that Beecher was, but he does tend to shrug people off or shove them away whenever they try to touch him.
* In ''Series/PersonsUnknown'', [[spoiler: Joe (post-reprogramming)]] is this, to the point where he attempts to kill anyone who touches him. In one case ([[spoiler: The Night Manager]]'s), he succeeds.



* ''Series/TheOA'': After Prairie returns from a seven-year disappearance, she hates being touched, which is eventually revealed to stem from [[spoiler:being held captive in a cell for seven years and never touching another human being during all that time]].

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* ''Series/TheOA'': After Prairie returns Ned from a seven-year disappearance, she hates being ''Series/PushingDaisies'' doesn't like to be touched, which is eventually revealed to stem from [[spoiler:being held captive in a cell for seven years and never even though he can touch living people with no problem. Not that surprising given he re-killed his mother by touching another human her, has spent his entire life having to avoid touching his dog, and that touching the wrong (dead) thing can have very unpleasant results. Also, Aunt Vivian for reasons unexplained.
* Red Green from ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', especially from other men, and Harold.
* Malcolm Reed of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Good God. Unfortunately for him, Captain Archer has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace.
** Also in ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Vulcans in general dislike direct physical contact with non-relatives. Justified due to their psychic proclivities and respect for privacy.
*** It's implied that Vulcans have some measure of tactile telepathy. Skin to skin contact without consent is implied to be viewed as an extreme invasion of privacy because it's tantamount to forcing your way into the other person's mind.
** On the planet Capella women regard any physical contact as a mortal insult (presumably exceptions are made for husbands) punishable by death. The wife of the late Teer (chief) is furious when Kirk pulls her out of the way of a sword thrust. "He laid hands on me! It is my right to see him die."
*** When [=McCoy=] touched her stomach while trying to examine her (as she was super preggers, just about to go into labor), she slaps him. Twice. But he gets around this by [[spoiler:slapping her right back.]]
* Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' starts out touchy about his personal space, and gets worse as the show goes on. Of course, he [[TraumaCongaLine has a pretty good excuse]].
** Although he doesn't mind when his personal space is
being during all invaded by a hot woman. Well, as long as she's not an evil demon or monster who wants to kill him.
** You can usually tell how his and Sam's relationship is by how close he lets Sam stand. No chick flick moments, though.
* James May of ''Series/TopGear'' (who might also have OCD) apparently dislikes physical contact, especially "man-contact".
* Jake Bohm in ''Series/{{Touch}}'' will thrash and scream when touched, often accompanied by curling into a ball and breathing heavily, much to the sadness of his father, though on rare occasions he will touch someone voluntarily.
* Jade from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' will quickly and loudly point this out if the person touching her is anyone other than Beck, her boyfriend. Surprisingly enough, she's allowed [[TheRival Tori]] to touch her without screaming at the top of her lungs and has even [[LesYay invited it]] on occasion.
* Daryl Dixon of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' - he flinches back defensively when the least threatening member of the group leans in to give him a motherly kiss on the forehead. WordOfGod states
that time]].he's "constantly expecting to be hit" because of his abusive childhood.
* Michael from ''Series/TheWire'', due to [[spoiler: being molested by his stepfather]].
* On ''Series/WithoutATrace'', the search for a missing autistic boy is complicated by this trope, as he fled from people who might otherwise have helped him whenever they made the mistake of touching him.
* Alex from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Most of the time...



* ''Webcomic/LifeofanAspie'' has Susan Graham, who in true nature of someone on the spectrum isn't fond of being touched in general. Her new friend Mizuki finds this out in Chapter 3 when she pats Susan on the back comforting her after a jerk classmate got her riled up causing her to embarrass herself in front of the whole class. Also, in true aspie nature, Susan misreads Mizuki's attempt to comfort her as a sign the latter is coming on to her.

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* ''Webcomic/LifeofanAspie'' Underplayed in ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'', but Norah is visibly unamused and not in celebrative spirit when the others close in a GroupHug around her out of joy.
* Jessica from ''WebComic/{{Candi}}'' cannot stand to be hugged because, in her childhood, [[spoiler:her clinically psychotic brother repeatedly tried to vanquish the demon he thought she housed by strangling her with, you guessed it, hugs. She got better after she was (allegedly) about to break her crush's arm for hugging her unannounced.]]
* ''WebComic/CherrysCure'': Cherry will flip out if she is touched.
* Dr. Kinesis from ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/241340/we-should-all-be-so-lucky/ hates]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/432775/really-quite-friendly/ human]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/465384/hero/ contact.]] Even the [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/494205/welcome-to-stanleys-home/ nice]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/869592/interlude-7-no-touchy/ kind.]]
* Dr. Bowman in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', as [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02576.htm seen here]] (note: strip
has Susan Graham, who in true nature of someone on the spectrum isn't fond of being potentially spoilery content).
* Kin from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' can't stand to be
touched in general. Her new friend Mizuki finds by humans, and will [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/05242010/ absolutely freak out]]. Of course, this out in Chapter 3 when is totally justified, as she pats Susan on the back comforting her after a jerk classmate got her riled up causing her was [[spoiler:horribly abused by Dellyn Goblinslayer]]. [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03112011/ She seems to embarrass herself in front of the whole class. Also, in true aspie nature, Susan misreads Mizuki's attempt to comfort her as a sign the latter is coming on to her.be getting better, though.]]



* Mituna Captor of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' really, ''really'' doesn't like it when Cronus touches him, and tells him several times, with an unusual degree of coherence, to stop doing so. He doesn't seem to mind being touched by Latula, but since Latula is his girlfriend and Cronus is the single sleaziest, creepiest dirtbag in the comic...



* ''Webcomic/LifeOfAnAspie'' has Susan Graham, who in true nature of someone on the spectrum isn't fond of being touched in general. Her new friend Mizuki finds this out in Chapter 3 when she pats Susan on the back comforting her after a jerk classmate got her riled up causing her to embarrass herself in front of the whole class. Also, in true aspie nature, Susan misreads Mizuki's attempt to comfort her as a sign the latter is coming on to her.
* [[CheshireCatGrin Joey]] [[EyepatchOfPower Von]] [[MagnificentBastard Krause]] from ''[[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com Mortifer]]'' freaks out if someone touches him. William Aussek's [[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com/comics/311158/chap17page23/ freaked out reaction]] to a female prisoner coming onto him was originally theorized by fans as due to him being gay, but was eventually shown to be this trope when [[spoiler: he was revealed to actually be Joey in disguise]].
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', Angelika's revealed to hate being touched when Jordie hugs her in this [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0347.html comic here]].
* [[ProperLady Muneca]] [[GravityMaster Powell]] from ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' hates being touched so much, she'll slap you with a ''[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n046.html sexual harassment]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n047.html charge]]''.



* Jessica from ''WebComic/{{Candi}}'' cannot stand to be hugged because, in her childhood, [[spoiler:her clinically psychotic brother repeatedly tried to vanquish the demon he thought she housed by strangling her with, you guessed it, hugs. She got better after she was (allegedly) about to break her crush's arm for hugging her unannounced.]]
* 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.]]
* [[CheshireCatGrin Joey]] [[EyepatchOfPower Von]] [[MagnificentBastard Krause]] from ''[[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com Mortifer]]'' freaks out if someone touches him. William Aussek's [[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com/comics/311158/chap17page23/ freaked out reaction]] to a female prisoner coming onto him was originally theorized by fans as due to him being gay, but was eventually shown to be this trope when [[spoiler: he was revealed to actually be Joey in disguise]].
* Dr. Kinesis from ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/241340/we-should-all-be-so-lucky/ hates]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/432775/really-quite-friendly/ human]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/465384/hero/ contact.]] Even the [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/494205/welcome-to-stanleys-home/ nice]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/869592/interlude-7-no-touchy/ kind.]]
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', Angelika's revealed to hate being touched when Jordie hugs her in this [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0347.html comic here]].
* [[ProperLady Muneca]] [[GravityMaster Powell]] from ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' hates being touched so much, she'll slap you with a ''[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n046.html sexual harassment]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n047.html charge]]''.
* Mituna Captor of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' really, ''really'' doesn't like it when Cronus touches him, and tells him several times, with an unusual degree of coherence, to stop doing so. He doesn't seem to mind being touched by Latula, but since Latula is his girlfriend and Cronus is the single sleaziest, creepiest dirtbag in the comic...
* ''WebComic/CherrysCure'': Cherry will flip out if she is touched.
* Underplayed in ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'', but Norah is visibly unamused and not in celebrative spirit when the others close in a GroupHug around her out of joy.

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* Jessica from ''WebComic/{{Candi}}'' cannot stand to be hugged because, Downplayed by Lalli in her childhood, [[spoiler:her clinically psychotic brother repeatedly tried to vanquish the demon he thought she housed by strangling her with, you guessed it, hugs. She got better after she was (allegedly) about to break her crush's arm for hugging her unannounced.]]
* Kin from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' can't stand to be touched by humans,
''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Shoulder touching and will grabbing is okay if one is not a complete stranger, but ''the older cousin who raised him'' [[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 sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=330 has to be getting better, though.]]
* [[CheshireCatGrin Joey]] [[EyepatchOfPower Von]] [[MagnificentBastard Krause]]
make a last-second switch from ''[[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com Mortifer]]'' freaks out if someone touches him. William Aussek's [[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com/comics/311158/chap17page23/ freaked out reaction]] Bear Hug to a female prisoner coming onto him was originally theorized by fans as due to him being gay, but was eventually shown to be this trope shoulder-patting when [[spoiler: he was revealed to actually be Joey in disguise]].
reunited with him via mage dream-space]].
* Dr. Kinesis from ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/241340/we-should-all-be-so-lucky/ hates]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/432775/really-quite-friendly/ human]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/465384/hero/ contact.]] Even the [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/494205/welcome-to-stanleys-home/ nice]] [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/869592/interlude-7-no-touchy/ kind.]]
Schtein in ''Webcomic/StringTheory''.
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', Angelika's revealed to hate ''Webcomic/{{unTouchable}}'', Jiho has crippling germophobia, and cannot stand being touched when Jordie hugs her in this [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0347.html comic here]].
* [[ProperLady Muneca]] [[GravityMaster Powell]] from ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' hates
due to all the germs he imagines being touched so much, she'll slap you with a ''[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n046.html sexual harassment]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n047.html charge]]''.
* Mituna Captor of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' really, ''really'' doesn't like it when Cronus touches him, and tells him several times, with an unusual degree of coherence, to stop doing so. He doesn't seem to mind being touched by Latula, but since Latula is his girlfriend and Cronus is the single sleaziest, creepiest dirtbag in the comic...
* ''WebComic/CherrysCure'': Cherry will flip out if she is touched.
* Underplayed in ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'', but Norah is visibly unamused and not in celebrative spirit when the others close in a GroupHug around her out of joy.
transmitted.



* In ''Webcomic/{{unTouchable}}'', Jiho has crippling germophobia, and cannot stand being touched due to all the germs he imagines being transmitted.
* Dr. Schtein in ''Webcomic/StringTheory''.
* Dr. Bowman in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', as [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02576.htm seen here]] (note: strip has potentially spoilery content).
* Downplayed by Lalli in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Shoulder touching and grabbing is okay if one is not a complete stranger, but ''the older cousin who raised him'' [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=330 has to make a last-second switch from Bear Hug to shoulder-patting when reunited with him via mage dream-space]].



* Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* Raven from the animated ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' show.
* The main character of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.

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* Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* Raven from
Lemongrab of the animated ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' show.
* The main character
show ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is angered by almost everything- ESPECIALLY being touched. When he raises his voice at Princess Bubblegum, Finn gives him a light slap on the hand and scolds him: "Watch your manners with the princess!" Lemongrab's eyes widen, and he SCREAMS in sheer outrage while clutching at his hand. Then he glares at Finn for a little bit, gasps, and rubs his hand some more, acting like nothing happened. Later, when he sends the candy castle staff to the dungeon, he gives Peppermint Butler FIVE EXTRA YEARS because Peppermint Butler pulled on the leg of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.his pants.



* Eddy, Sara, Nazz, and Kevin from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. Also, do ''not'' touch the Kanker Sisters, unless you're one of the Eds.
* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', though he [[HoYay doesn't seem to have this problem around Brian]]. Chris too, though this is mentioned once and ''only'' once. (And it had been to persistent [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] Meg.)
** God Himself (it's explained he is mildly autistic).

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* Eddy, Sara, Nazz, and Kevin Toph from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. Also, do ''not'' touch ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', but only when it comes to her feet. A staff member at a spa in Ba Sing Se found this out the Kanker Sisters, unless you're one hard way.
* One
of the Eds.
* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', though he [[HoYay doesn't seem to have this problem around Brian]]. Chris too, though this
catch phrases of Beavis of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is mentioned once and ''only'' once. (And it had been to persistent [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] Meg.)
** God Himself (it's explained he is mildly autistic).
"Don't touch me, asswipe!"



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Helga Pataki. Though due to her LovingBully and {{tsundere}} tendencies, it's unknown how much of it is real.
* Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
** Although she tends to give Billy a certain amount of leeway. Billy once hugged her and all she did was let him before gently (yet irritatingly) pushing him away.
* The eponymous Tim in ''TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''.
* Techrat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''
* When Mr. Burns runs for governor on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', one of his PR men tells them (the Simpson family), ''"Mr. Burns wants you to appear veeeery affectionate towards him. But we must remind you, he hates being touched."''
** One episode has Lisa put a friendly hand on the homeless/orphan boy you see from time to time, only for him to angrily pull away and yell "Don't touch me! Nothing gives you that right!" PlayedForLaughs despite coming off as mildly unsettling. (Also, it's from the infamous "panda rape" episode.)
** Another episode had Homer dealing with a new supervisor (played by Creator/JaneLynch) who was riding him hard. Ned Flanders recognizes her and tells Homer that she becomes violently angry when hugged, so he has Mr. Burns hug her during a ceremony. She responds by [[BeTheBall folding Burns into a ball]].



* [[AxCrazy Heloise]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is like this, unless it's [[MoralityChain Jimmy]] touching her, whom she has a crush on.
* The eponymous Ren of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' could get like this at times.
* Lemongrab of the show ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is angered by almost everything- ESPECIALLY being touched. When he raises his voice at Princess Bubblegum, Finn gives him a light slap on the hand and scolds him: "Watch your manners with the princess!" Lemongrab's eyes widen, and he SCREAMS in sheer outrage while clutching at his hand. Then he glares at Finn for a little bit, gasps, and rubs his hand some more, acting like nothing happened. Later, when he sends the candy castle staff to the dungeon, he gives Peppermint Butler FIVE EXTRA YEARS because Peppermint Butler pulled on the leg of his pants.



* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - Coach Mc Guirk tries a team-spirit exercise where they all put their hands together - Fenton anxiously blurts "I don't like to be touched!" Brendon adds "I think we all have space issues..."
* Grouchy hates being hugged in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon episode "A Hug For Grouchy" and tries to avoid hugs from those who don't respect his feelings, particularly on his most hated day of all, [[FictionalHoliday Hug-A-Smurf Day]].
* Francis from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''. To the point that he has a forcefield that delivers an electric shock to anyone that invades his personal space.
* One of the catch phrases of Beavis of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is "Don't touch me, asswipe!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - Coach Mc Guirk tries a team-spirit exercise where they all put their hands together - Fenton anxiously blurts "I don't like to be touched!" Brendon adds "I think we all have space issues..."
* Grouchy hates being hugged in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon episode "A Hug For Grouchy"
Eddy, Sara, Nazz, and tries to avoid hugs Kevin from those who don't respect his feelings, particularly on his most hated day of all, [[FictionalHoliday Hug-A-Smurf Day]].
* Francis from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''. To
''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. Also, do ''not'' touch the point that he has a forcefield that delivers an electric shock to anyone that invades his personal space.
* One
Kanker Sisters, unless you're one of the catch phrases of Beavis of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' is "Don't touch me, asswipe!"Eds.



* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', but only when it comes to her feet. A staff member at a spa in Ba Sing Se found this out the hard way.
* Techrat of ''WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms'' hates being touched with a passion and will loudly exclaim "Don't touch me! " if anyone does. It's heavily implied he has some sort of disability, but this is subverted because there is one exception.[[DoubleEntendre Getting touched is ok when its the aptly named "Minx" doing it...]] Although the series didn't last long enough for them to establish any kind of relationship

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* Toph Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', but only when ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', though he [[HoYay doesn't seem to have this problem around Brian]]. Chris too, though this is mentioned once and ''only'' once. (And it comes had been to persistent [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]] Meg.)
** God Himself (it's explained he is mildly autistic).
* Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
** Although she tends to give Billy a certain amount of leeway. Billy once hugged her and all she did was let him before gently (yet irritatingly) pushing him away.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Helga Pataki. Though due
to her feet. A staff member at LovingBully and {{tsundere}} tendencies, it's unknown how much of it is real.
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - Coach Mc Guirk tries
a spa in Ba Sing Se found this out the hard way.
team-spirit exercise where they all put their hands together - Fenton anxiously blurts "I don't like to be touched!" Brendon adds "I think we all have space issues..."
* The main character of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.
* Techrat of ''WesternAnimation/JemAndTheHolograms'' hates being touched with a passion and will loudly exclaim "Don't touch me! " me!" if anyone does. It's heavily implied he has some sort of disability, but this is subverted because there is one exception.[[DoubleEntendre Getting touched is ok when its the aptly named "Minx" doing it...]] Although the series didn't last long enough for them to establish any kind of relationship relationship.
* [[AxCrazy Heloise]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is like this, unless it's [[MoralityChain Jimmy]] touching her, whom she has a crush on.




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* The eponymous Tim in ''TheLifeAndTimesOfTim''.
* The eponymous Ren of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' could get like this at times.
* Francis from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''. To the point that he has a forcefield that delivers an electric shock to anyone that invades his personal space.
* When Mr. Burns runs for governor on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', one of his PR men tells them (the Simpson family), ''"Mr. Burns wants you to appear veeeery affectionate towards him. But we must remind you, he hates being touched."''
** One episode has Lisa put a friendly hand on the homeless/orphan boy you see from time to time, only for him to angrily pull away and yell "Don't touch me! Nothing gives you that right!" PlayedForLaughs despite coming off as mildly unsettling. (Also, it's from the infamous "panda rape" episode.)
** Another episode had Homer dealing with a new supervisor (played by Creator/JaneLynch) who was riding him hard. Ned Flanders recognizes her and tells Homer that she becomes violently angry when hugged, so he has Mr. Burns hug her during a ceremony. She responds by [[BeTheBall folding Burns into a ball]].
* Grouchy hates being hugged in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon episode "A Hug For Grouchy" and tries to avoid hugs from those who don't respect his feelings, particularly on his most hated day of all, [[FictionalHoliday Hug-A-Smurf Day]].
* Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* Raven from the animated ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' show.
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, Vlad Taltos's jhereg familiar Loiosh, doesn't like physical contact with strangers. In ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', he thinks it's punishment to be petted by a young boy, and he expresses his distaste for being touched by a sorceress with a mental ''"Ewwwwwww!"''.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, Vlad Taltos's jhereg familiar familiar, Loiosh, doesn't like physical contact with strangers. In ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'', he thinks it's punishment to be petted by a young boy, and he expresses his distaste for being touched by a sorceress with a mental ''"Ewwwwwww!"''.



* The Bug, who is autistic, in Matthew Reilly's HovercarRacer will only tolerate being touched by his mother and his brother. A crowing moment of heartwarming is when he throws his arms around his very surprised father.

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* The Bug, who is autistic, in Matthew Reilly's HovercarRacer will only tolerate being touched by his mother and his brother. A crowing crowning moment of heartwarming is when he throws his arms around his very surprised father.



* From ''Literature/JackReacher'' we have Francis Neagle, the eponymous character's sergeant when he was in the army, actively avoids touching other people and having them touch her.
* All of the psychics in 'Motherland' are terrified of physical contact. Probably because it inundates them with other people's unwanted memories and drives them insane.

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* From ''Literature/JackReacher'' we have Francis Neagle, the eponymous character's sergeant when he was in the army, who actively avoids touching other people and having them touch her.
* All of the psychics in 'Motherland' ''Motherland'' are terrified of physical contact. Probably because it inundates them with other people's unwanted memories and drives them insane.



** On a lesser degree, Stannis Baratheon doesn't like when his wife Selyse touches him and coldly rebuke her with "Stop clutching me, woman". It is unclear, however, if this is also due to their unhappy married life.

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** On To a lesser degree, Stannis Baratheon doesn't like when his wife Selyse touches him and coldly rebuke rebukes her with "Stop clutching me, woman". It is unclear, however, if this is also due to their unhappy married life.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Dursley's have no tolerance for people they don't know touching them, specifically if the person is abnormal or magical in any way. They have big hang ups about magic. In the first book when Mr. Dursley is randomly hugged by a strange man he freezes up and thinks about how uncomfortable it made him feel. Also, Draco and his family are purebloods and thus can't stand if someone who is half-blood, muggle born (mudblood's they call them), or blood traitors touch them. Harry has this reaction to people grabbing him suddenly whether it be Neville in the first book in a SecurityCling or in the third book when Peter Pettigrew grabs his legs prompting Harry to give him a look of disgust. Though having grown up deprived of love he DesperatelyCravesAffection and if its someone he actually likes touching him he's all for it.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Dursley's Dursleys have no tolerance for people they don't know touching them, specifically if the person is abnormal or magical in any way. They have big hang ups hang-ups about magic. In the first book when Mr. Dursley is randomly hugged by a strange man he freezes up and thinks about how uncomfortable it made him feel. Also, Draco and his family are purebloods and thus can't stand if someone who is half-blood, muggle born (mudblood's (mudbloods they call them), or blood traitors touch them. Harry has this reaction to people grabbing him suddenly whether it be Neville in the first book in a SecurityCling or in the third book when Peter Pettigrew grabs his legs prompting Harry to give him a look of disgust. Though having grown up deprived of love he DesperatelyCravesAffection and if its it's someone he actually likes touching him he's all for it.
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} in most of his adaptions. Unless, of course, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom you touch his knuckles with your face]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} in most of his adaptions.adaptations. Unless, of course, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom you touch his knuckles with your face]].



* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is this, to the extent of lashing out with her claws when a friend touches her shoulder, and generally shows an aversion to physical contact, especially from those she's not close to (which is a very short list), justified by the abuse she suffered under the facility (see Real Life below). Laura has also described herself as "not a hugger" in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'', [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness which shows just how badly she's handling things]] when Laura is shown [[TheGlomp throwing herself into O5 Cyclops's arms]] to stop from entering a HeroicBSOD after being confronted with Arcade's footage of herself in a Trigger Scent-induced rage while in [[ComicBook/AvengersArena Murderworld]]. This becomes a bit of CharacterDevelopment when she initiates one to try and comfort Teen!Scott, who is overwhelmed by Jean's kidnapping by the Shi'Ar, and the revelation his father is alive (Scott was brought to the future from a time before he learned his father was SpacePirate Corsair). Amusingly, Laura rejects a relieved hug from Teen!Warren later in the series for the same reason. Despite the fact they ''may'' have [[DidTheyOrDidntThey slept together]].

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* ComicBook/{{X 23}} is this, to the extent of lashing out with her claws when a friend touches her shoulder, and generally shows an aversion to physical contact, especially from those she's not close to (which is a very short list), justified by the abuse she suffered under in the facility (see Real Life below). Laura has also described herself as "not a hugger" in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'', [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness which shows just how badly she's handling things]] when Laura is shown [[TheGlomp throwing herself into O5 Cyclops's arms]] to stop from entering a HeroicBSOD after being confronted with Arcade's footage of herself in a Trigger Scent-induced rage while in [[ComicBook/AvengersArena Murderworld]]. This becomes a bit of CharacterDevelopment when she initiates one to try and comfort Teen!Scott, who is overwhelmed by Jean's kidnapping by the Shi'Ar, and the revelation that his father is alive (Scott was brought to the future from a time before he learned his father was SpacePirate Corsair). Amusingly, Laura rejects a relieved hug from Teen!Warren later in the series for the same reason. Despite the fact they ''may'' have [[DidTheyOrDidntThey slept together]].
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This is a character who simply doesn't like to be touched, whether it be by a stranger or someone they know. In fact, it is their BerserkButton. They may be this way as a result of a [[DarkAndTroubledPast bad]] [[RapeAsDrama experience]], simple shyness, or because they just don't have the tolerance/patience for such things. Sometimes there's something wrong with them in a [[JekyllAndHyde dangerous way]] and they know it. There's a good chance that they may be something of a loner as well. Sometimes they change for the better later on, sometimes they don't and sometimes the fact that they don't like to be touched isn't treated as a problem in the first place.

If it is treated like a problem, expect their LoveInterest to attempt to fix it at some point. Most of the time, [[ThePowerOfLove they succeed]] but the amount of blunders and time it takes depends greatly on the genre and nature of the story. At other times, they may already have a special person whose touch doesn't trigger any averse reaction, indicating a [[PowerOfTrust particularly trusting relationship]].

In real life, this is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_defensiveness tactile defensiveness]], and is common in abuse victims and people with conditions like ADHD or autism spectrum disorders, and especially with OCD or if the person is TerrifiedOfGerms, but even then, some people just ''don't like it'' and can't explain why. The ''perception'' that someone hates being touched can also come as a result of a CultureClash: if someone believes that touching is an intimate gesture to be shared among close friends and lovers, then the American custom of shaking hands with someone the first time you meet them would be overly-intimate, akin to walking up to a complete stranger, grabbing their face, and Frenching them. Depending on culture and personality, attempting to touch the person could result in a HandshakeRefusal, the person stepping back to regain some sense of personal space, or an attack on the PersonalSpaceInvader; however, adequately befriending them will usually remove the touch taboo in this case.

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This is a character who simply doesn't like to be touched, whether it be by a stranger or someone they know. In fact, it is their BerserkButton. They may be this way as a result of a [[DarkAndTroubledPast bad]] [[RapeAsDrama experience]], simple shyness, or because they just don't have the tolerance/patience for such things. Sometimes there's something wrong with them in a [[JekyllAndHyde dangerous way]] and they know it. There's a good chance that they may be something of a loner as well. Sometimes they change for the better later on, sometimes they don't don't, and sometimes the fact that they don't like to be touched isn't treated as a problem in the first place.

If it is treated like a problem, expect their LoveInterest to attempt to fix it at some point. Most of the time, [[ThePowerOfLove they succeed]] but the amount number of blunders and the time it takes depends greatly on the genre and nature of the story. At other times, they may already have a special person whose touch doesn't trigger any averse adverse reaction, indicating a [[PowerOfTrust particularly trusting relationship]].

In real life, this is called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_defensiveness tactile defensiveness]], and is common in abuse victims and people with conditions like ADHD or autism spectrum disorders, and especially with OCD or if the person is TerrifiedOfGerms, but even then, some people just ''don't like it'' and can't explain why. The ''perception'' that someone hates being touched can also come as a result of a CultureClash: if someone believes that touching is an intimate gesture to be shared among close friends and lovers, then the American custom of shaking hands with someone the first time you meet them would be overly-intimate, overly intimate, akin to walking up to a complete stranger, grabbing their face, and Frenching them. Depending on culture and personality, attempting to touch the person could result in a HandshakeRefusal, the person stepping back to regain some sense of personal space, or an attack on the PersonalSpaceInvader; however, adequately befriending them will usually remove the touch taboo in this case.
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