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25th Apr '17 1:32:21 AM rafi
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* ExtremeDoormat Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He normally manages to keep things under wrap as a CowardlyLion, restraining it to constant nervous sweating and uncomfortable expressions. But once his composure breaks, he's reduced to TearsOfFear and shrieking in panic. In those moments, it's easy to forget he graduated 3rd in his military class and [[spoiler:is the Colossal Titan]]. How much of this is his natural personality, and how much of it is connected to his DarkAndTroubledPast is unclear.

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* ExtremeDoormat [[ExtremeDoormat Bertolt Hoover, Hoover]], from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He normally manages to keep things under wrap as a CowardlyLion, restraining it to constant nervous sweating and uncomfortable expressions. But once his composure breaks, he's reduced to TearsOfFear and shrieking in panic. In those moments, it's easy to forget he graduated 3rd in his military class and [[spoiler:is the Colossal Titan]]. How much of this is his natural personality, and how much of it is connected to his DarkAndTroubledPast is unclear.
25th Apr '17 1:31:49 AM rafi
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* Miranda in ''Manga/DGrayMan''.

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* ExtremeDoormat Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He normally manages to keep things under wrap as a CowardlyLion, restraining it to constant nervous sweating and uncomfortable expressions. But once his composure breaks, he's reduced to TearsOfFear and shrieking in panic. In those moments, it's easy to forget he graduated 3rd in his military class and [[spoiler:is the Colossal Titan]]. How much of this is his natural personality, and how much of it is connected to his DarkAndTroubledPast is unclear.
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Miranda in ''Manga/DGrayMan''.



* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': King is one of the strongest heroes there is, and villains know it. All he has to do is show up and give them a DeathGlare and they end up folding, assuming they haven't already done so just by heaing the approaching thuds of the King Engine. [[spoiler:He actually has no combat ability whatsoever, his reputation coming entirely from being Saitama's battles. He's in way over his head and knows it, being just as terrified of being found out as he is of getting killed. Even the King Engine is just the reverberations of his panicky heartbeat.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Poor Shinji Ikari, in the first few episodes. It comes in [[SarcasmMode very handy]] when he's shanghaied into being a mecha pilot. He spends his first few battles [[FreakOut freaking out]]. While he does get ''much'' better after the Futagoyama incident as far as battles go, he never quite stops acting like this in his everyday life... and then, of course, any progress he made is undone as [[TraumaCongaLine everything goes straight to hell...]]



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Poor Shinji Ikari, in the first few episodes. It comes in [[SarcasmMode very handy]] when he's shanghaied into being a mecha pilot. He spends his first few battles [[FreakOut freaking out]]. While he does get ''much'' better after the Futagoyama incident as far as battles go, he never quite stops acting like this in his everyday life... and then, of course, any progress he made is undone as [[TraumaCongaLine everything goes straight to hell...]]
* ExtremeDoormat Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He normally manages to keep things under wrap as a CowardlyLion, restraining it to constant nervous sweating and uncomfortable expressions. But once his composure breaks, he's reduced to TearsOfFear and shrieking in panic. In those moments, it's easy to forget he graduated 3rd in his military class and [[spoiler:is the Colossal Titan]]. How much of this is his natural personality, and how much of it is connected to his DarkAndTroubledPast is unclear.



* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': King is one of the strongest heroes there is, and villains know it. All he has to do is show up and give them a DeathGlare and they end up folding, assuming they haven't already done so just by heaing the approaching thuds of the King Engine. [[spoiler:He actually has no combat ability whatsoever, his reputation coming entirely from being Saitama's battles. He's in way over his head and knows it, being just as terrified of being found out as he is of getting killed. Even the King Engine is just the reverberations of his panicky heartbeat.]]



* Iridessa from ''Franchise/DisneyFairies''. She constantly is neurotic and freaks out easily.



* Doug ("Nervous Guy") Murphy from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', nervous about... everything.

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* Doug ("Nervous Guy") Murphy Lydia from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', nervous about... everything.''Series/BreakingBad'' is a business executive who's secretly running a drug empire despite the fact that she's high-strung to the point of being completely nuts.



* Rebecca from ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
* Miles from ''Series/MurphyBrown''.
* Lydia from ''Series/BreakingBad'' is a business executive who's secretly running a drug empire despite the fact that she's high-strung to the point of being completely nuts.

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* %%* Rebecca from ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
* Miles from ''Series/MurphyBrown''.
* Lydia from ''Series/BreakingBad'' is a business executive who's secretly running a drug empire despite the fact that she's high-strung to the point of being completely nuts.
''Series/{{Cheers}}''.



%%* Miles from ''Series/MurphyBrown''.
* Doug ("Nervous Guy") Murphy from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', nervous about... everything.



* Tweek from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.



* In the episode "The Truth Hurts" from ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', the head of the school newspaper who is replaced is a NervousWreck who is constantly jittery and gets extremely nervous about the idea of anything being published in the school newspaper that would make things like fruit on the bottom yogurt as opposed to being like plain yogurt, as he likes it.
* Shaggy and Franchise/ScoobyDoo are usually this.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** The neurotic Dr. Scratchansniff whose interactions with
the episode "The Truth Hurts" Warners always lead to him getting utterly frustrated. Like most cartoon psychiatrists, he needs one more than he needs to be one.
** Buttons, although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.
* Mr. Deetz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', due to some flanderization
from ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', the head of the school newspaper who is replaced is a NervousWreck who is constantly jittery and gets extremely movie.
-->'''Howard''': Dogs make me nervous. ''Crowds'' make me nervous. [[ShapedLikeItself Being
nervous about the idea of anything being published in the school newspaper that would make things like fruit on the bottom yogurt as opposed to being like plain yogurt, as he likes it.
* Shaggy and Franchise/ScoobyDoo are usually this.
makes me nervous!]]



* The animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'''s Loud Howard, borrowing a trait from Nervous Ted to make him at least a tad more rounded.
* ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'': Another evil example is robot-ghost Scared Stiff, one of Prime Evil's minions who is nervous of both ally and enemy. Ironically, he was introduced in the series cackling maniacally and attacking wantonly until he realised he was not unbeatable at which point he came down to be a trembling punching bag for Prime Evil and to an extent to Brat-A-Rat.
* PJ on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''. He's very uptight, panicky, pessimistic, fearful, and will often be shown trembling or freezing with anxiety. Considering that [[WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} his father]] thinks the proper way to raise him is to [[AbusiveParents insult and belittle him and to dominate him through intimidation and power]], this is understandable. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets significantly better by the end of the second movie.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': What Olga Pataki actually is. Underneath her [[PuritySue "perfect girl"]] [[StepfordSmiler façade]] there's a FragileFlower who has next to no self-worth and is severely stifled under her parents's super-high expectations of her, and who breaks down in tears at the mere ''thought'' of failing at something.
* Stumpy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is completely neurotic.
* Mr. Nervous from ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. He frequently lapses into daydreams, sort of blown-out-of-proportion scenarios involving whatever is going on around him at the time. Whether it be a short two-minute ride outside a store or a spider crawling out of his musical instrument. He will then usually flee for his life, screaming and shouting "Oh no no no!" or "This is the end!"



* Wirt from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''. He frequently hints at a DarkAndTroubledPast, which turns out to consist of [[spoiler:[[SociallyAwkwardHero typical high school social anxiety]]]].
* Munchy Beaver from ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter''. Oh man, Munchy Beaver. In one episode, he's just getting over getting the measles. Peanut, Baby Butter and Jelly find a frog that looks like it has measles, decide to call it Measles and try to give it to him, but he incorrectly thinks that they want to give him the measles. In another episode, when two of his friends are arguing, he declares out loud, "I hate conflict." When he gets very nervous or worried, [[FurryReminder he tends to eat large amounts of wood]].
-->'''Munchy:''' I'm so nervous. I'm so nervous. I have to go munch some wood.



* Mr. Nervous from ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. He frequently lapses into daydreams, sort of blown-out-of-proportion scenarios involving whatever is going on around him at the time. Whether it be a short two-minute ride outside a store or a spider crawling out of his musical instrument. He will then usually flee for his life, screaming and shouting "Oh no no no!" or "This is the end!"

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* Mr. Nervous In the episode "The Truth Hurts" from ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. He frequently lapses into daydreams, sort of blown-out-of-proportion scenarios involving whatever is going on around him at ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', the time. Whether it be a short two-minute ride outside a store or a spider crawling out head of his musical instrument. He will then the school newspaper who is replaced is a NervousWreck who is constantly jittery and gets extremely nervous about the idea of anything being published in the school newspaper that would make things like fruit on the bottom yogurt as opposed to being like plain yogurt, as he likes it.
* Shaggy and Franchise/ScoobyDoo are
usually flee for his life, screaming and shouting "Oh no no no!" or "This is the end!"this.
%%* Tweek from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.



* Munchy Beaver from ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter''. Oh man, Munchy Beaver. In one episode, he's just getting over getting the measles. Peanut, Baby Butter and Jelly find a frog that looks like it has measles, decide to call it Measles and try to give it to him, but he incorrectly thinks that they want to give him the measles. In another episode, when two of his friends are arguing, he declares out loud, "I hate conflict." When he gets very nervous or worried, [[FurryReminder he tends to eat large amounts of wood]].
-->'''Munchy:''' I'm so nervous. I'm so nervous. I have to go munch some wood.
* PJ on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''. He's very uptight, panicky, pessimistic, fearful, and will often be shown trembling or freezing with anxiety. Considering that [[WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} his father]] thinks the proper way to raise him is to [[AbusiveParents insult and belittle him and to dominate him through intimidation and power]], this is understandable. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets significantly better by the end of the second movie.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': What Olga Pataki actually is. Underneath her [[PuritySue "perfect girl"]] [[StepfordSmiler façade]] there's a FragileFlower who has next to no self-worth and is severely stifled under her parents's super-high expectations of her, and who breaks down in tears at the mere ''thought'' of failing at something.
* The animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'''s Loud Howard, borrowing a trait from Nervous Ted to make him at least a tad more rounded.
* Mr. Deetz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', due to some flanderization from the movie.
-->'''Howard''': Dogs make me nervous. ''Crowds'' make me nervous. [[ShapedLikeItself Being nervous makes me nervous!]]
* Wirt from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''. He frequently hints at a DarkAndTroubledPast, which turns out to consist of [[spoiler:[[SociallyAwkwardHero typical high school social anxiety]]]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'': Another evil example is robot-ghost Scared Stiff, one of Prime Evil's minions who is nervous of both ally and enemy. Ironically, he was introduced in the series cackling maniacally and attacking wantonly until he realised he was not unbeatable at which point he came down to be a trembling punching bag for Prime Evil and to an extent to Brat-A-Rat.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** The neurotic Dr. Scratchansniff whose interactions with the Warners always lead to him getting utterly frustrated. Like most cartoon psychiatrists, he needs one more than he needs to be one.
** Buttons, although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.
* Stumpy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is completely neurotic.
17th Apr '17 10:37:45 AM darkemyst
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* Zeno from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' shows himself to be like this shortly after moving into the cabin.
17th Apr '17 8:06:47 AM Lopiny
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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'': Chapter Master Azrael of the Dark Angels qualifies due to sheer paranoia. He can't talk to anyone without belting out accusations left and right, constantly stumbling over his own words as he tries not to spill any secrets, and snapping at everyone that surrounds him from sheer stress. He is constantly on the edge of a screaming nervous breakdown as a result.
15th Apr '17 6:12:55 PM eowynjedi
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* Aaron, Moses' older brother in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. It's done for humor, and not--to children he comes off as a coward because of his repeated efforts to stop Miriam from talking back and babbling apologies to the Egyptians. Older viewers realize he's so panicky because he's seen hundreds of beatings and executions with no end in sight, and he's terrified that she's going to get both of them killed.
8th Apr '17 9:29:16 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Stumpy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' is completely neurotic.
24th Mar '17 11:13:14 AM annette12
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* Buttons, although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.

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* ** Buttons, although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.
24th Mar '17 11:12:42 AM annette12
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* Buttons from {{Animaniacs}} although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.

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* Buttons from {{Animaniacs}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** The neurotic Dr. Scratchansniff whose interactions with the Warners always lead to him getting utterly frustrated. Like most cartoon psychiatrists, he needs one more than he needs to be one.
* Buttons,
although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.
8th Mar '17 3:21:10 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', Wyndle is usually stressed out about Lift's rash, bizzare decisions, but when he finds out that their enemy is the immortal Herald Nale, he turns the "terrified" dial UpToEleven.

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Wyndle is usually stressed out about Lift's rash, bizzare bizarre decisions, but when he finds out that their enemy is the immortal Herald Nale, he turns the "terrified" dial UpToEleven.
12th Jan '17 7:23:27 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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*Buttons from {{Animaniacs}} although given his situation, its perfectly understandable.
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