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5th Oct '16 6:03:46 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'': Dr. Suffuzz is constantly trembling and stuttering, and always has a distressed look on his face. The reason for this is currently unknown.
1st Aug '16 8:24:21 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'': Minor Badnik Humpty is shown to be rather high-strung and twitchy, being shocked by the player character's early appearance and prone to falling =.
1st Aug '16 2:29:39 AM Shadowgazer
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Often, this character is revealed to have a [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful past]] that left them like this. As such, this is sometimes a trait of a ShrinkingViolet or a more emotional BrokenBird. Some versions of this will hide their anxiety (or at least try to) behind a [[StepfordSmiler cheerful facade]]. If malicious this character is a DirtyCoward who may not look like this when he believes he has the upper hand, but will become a blubbering mess whenever he has to deal with his superiors or a competent opponent.

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Often, this character is revealed to have a [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful past]] that left them like this. As such, this is sometimes a trait of a ShrinkingViolet or a more emotional BrokenBird. Some versions of this will hide their anxiety (or at least try to) behind a [[StepfordSmiler cheerful facade]]. If malicious this character is a DirtyCoward who may not look like this the part when he believes he has the upper hand, but will become a blubbering mess whenever he has to deal with his superiors or a competent opponent.


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* ''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.
24th Jul '16 7:20:04 AM Shadowgazer
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Often, this character is revealed to have a [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful past]] that left them like this. As such, this is sometimes a trait of a ShrinkingViolet or a more emotional BrokenBird. Some versions of this will hide their anxiety (or at least try to) behind a [[StepfordSmiler cheerful facade]].

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Often, this character is revealed to have a [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful past]] that left them like this. As such, this is sometimes a trait of a ShrinkingViolet or a more emotional BrokenBird. Some versions of this will hide their anxiety (or at least try to) behind a [[StepfordSmiler cheerful facade]].
facade]]. If malicious this character is a DirtyCoward who may not look like this when he believes he has the upper hand, but will become a blubbering mess whenever he has to deal with his superiors or a competent opponent.


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* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': One of the subordinates of Dastardly's squad, Zilly is a stuttering and trembling mess when there is a mission, so most of the time, and he always tries, in vain, to desert, unless: 1) he is hypnotised, 2) he is emotionally manipulated by Dick to help or 3) there is the promise of a huge reward and his greed outweighs his fear.
23rd Jul '16 4:18:57 PM WillBGood
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* ''[[FanFic/NightOfTheVentATaleOfWeirdness]]'': Poor Nolan.

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* ''[[FanFic/NightOfTheVentATaleOfWeirdness]]'': ''FanFic/NightOfTheVentATaleOfWeirdness'': Poor Nolan.
3rd Jul '16 3:37:34 PM PixelKnight
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* Dies-Horribly in ''[[Webcomic/{{Goblins}} Goblins: Life Through Their Eyes]]'' is always on edge. This is justified because most goblins in his clan are named due to prophecy.

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* Dies-Horribly in ''[[Webcomic/{{Goblins}} Goblins: Life Through Their Eyes]]'' is always on edge. This is justified because most goblins in his clan are named due to prophecy.prophecy, meaning MeaningfulName is a given.
3rd Jun '16 3:10:39 AM LB7979
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* The Eurasian Blackbird (''Turdus merula'', not to be confused with American blackbirds) is this in the bird world. It's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAX5dyu6kkw spouting its alarm calls]] and nervously shaking its tail and twitching its wings all the time, because it's hyper-vigilant for predators, but it seems to be stuck in this mode out of habit - also acting like this when there are no predators. On the other hand, when they snap out of it they (the males in breeding season, anyway) are also known for some of Nature's most [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AwesomeMusic/Other Awsome Music]].

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* The Eurasian Blackbird (''Turdus merula'', not to be confused with American blackbirds) Blackbirds) is this in the bird world. It's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAX5dyu6kkw spouting its alarm calls]] and nervously shaking its tail and twitching its wings all the time, because it's hyper-vigilant for predators, but it seems to be stuck in this mode out of habit - also acting like this when there are no predators. On the other hand, when they snap out of it they (the males in breeding season, anyway) are also known for some of Nature's most [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AwesomeMusic/Other Awsome Music]].
3rd Jun '16 3:08:30 AM LB7979
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* The Eurasian Blackbird (''Turdus merula'', not to be confused with American blackbirds) is this in the bird world. It's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAX5dyu6kkw spouting its alarm calls]] and nervously shaking its tail and twitching its wings all the time, because it's hyper-vigilant for predators, but it seems to be stuck in this mode out of habit - also acting like this when there are no predators.

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* The Eurasian Blackbird (''Turdus merula'', not to be confused with American blackbirds) is this in the bird world. It's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAX5dyu6kkw spouting its alarm calls]] and nervously shaking its tail and twitching its wings all the time, because it's hyper-vigilant for predators, but it seems to be stuck in this mode out of habit - also acting like this when there are no predators. On the other hand, when they snap out of it they (the males in breeding season, anyway) are also known for some of Nature's most [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AwesomeMusic/Other Awsome Music]].
3rd Jun '16 2:58:47 AM LB7979
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* The Eurasian Blackbird (''Turdus merula'', not to be confused with American blackbirds) is this in the bird world. It's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAX5dyu6kkw spouting its alarm calls]] and nervously shaking its tail and twitching its wings all the time, because it's hyper-vigilant for predators, but it seems to be stuck in this mode out of habit - also acting like this when there are no predators.
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10th Apr '16 12:21:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* Nettie in ''NeedfulThings'' is always tense and jumpy due to the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. Keeton also gradually becomes this as [[SanitySlippage paranoia sets in]].

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* Nettie in ''NeedfulThings'' ''Literature/NeedfulThings'' is always tense and jumpy due to the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband. Keeton also gradually becomes this as [[SanitySlippage paranoia sets in]].
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