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30th Mar '18 6:12:42 AM Nazetrime
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* Nick during The Passing in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. In the first safe room, he may s

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* Nick during The Passing in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. In the first safe room, he may sshow his fear of germs by saying he has the right to be afraid since a germ wiped out the planet and turned everyone into zombies. Rochelle teases him about this when he asks for some hand sanitizer. In the same area later on, Nick makes several complaints about going through a sewer, ranging from wanting a piggyback ride to avoid the dirty water to trying to reassure himself that it's only a storm sewer.
* The quarians of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games are an [[PlanetOfHats entire race of these]] -- justified because their immune systems are so weak that they must wear specially designed enviro-suits all the time and take vaccines and immuno-boosters to ward off disease. Even in clean environments, they prefer the safety of their suits, and are reluctant to remove them without a good reason. It is a gesture of trust and intimacy amongst quarians to hook one's own suit environment to another's, even though doing so can make both of them very sick. Though after one did so, she claimed the sickness she got was well worth it.
* Jarlsberg the wizard in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. During an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, player characters can't eat or drink anything they didn't conjure themselves (only way to be sure it's clean) and can't use basic attacks (those enemies might be ''covered'' in germs).
* ''WebOriginal/LegacyOfAThousandSuns'': One germophobe celebrity shot another celebrity with an uzi live during his awards ceremony for touching his hand, and then spent billions on a germ-free house that shoots tresspassers and friendly bystanders on sight. Joke's on him when all the paranoid combat causes two unfortunate reporters to hack into his personal android as she slices them up, and the malfunction ("Must Insert Germ Free Food" loop) causes her to suffocate her boss with his own germ-free birthday cake!
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham. This seems to be the core of her OCD.
* Frank, of all people, in ''Webcomic/DeadWinter''. A psychotic juggernaut in all other respects, [[{{Foreshadowing}} he mentions being a germophobe when the zombies appear]], and later on, it turns out hitting him in the face with a dirty mop makes him [[FreakOut completely lose it]].
* Schtein in ''Webcomic/StringTheory'' is severely mysophobic and wears gloves all the time except when he's eating.
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a DecontaminationChamber. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Buster on a season 11 episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
* The appropriately-named henchman "Germs" in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' two-parter "Feat of Clay". He opens doors using a handkerchief and is visibly squicked at going to a hospital. Batman exploits this entertainingly when interrogating him, threatening him with a jar he claims contains an incurable disease. Clayface leaves him practically catatonic after binding and ''gagging'' the little creep with some of his clay body.
* Louise's classmate Jodi on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is an extreme example. She refuses to even sit down on any kind of chair or seat, holding herself in the air if she has to. When Linda throws Louise an unwanted slumber party, she scares Jodi away by telling her that Linda has "sewer palm", "strep thumb", and her "whooping butt is in remission". In another episode, Louise threatens Jodi by holding her glasses over a toilet. When Tina stops her and cleans the glasses with her breath and shirt, Jodi runs out screaming.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Edd; he puts on plastic gloves ''and'' a surgeon's mask when taking care of a sick Sarah. And when he catches her cold anyway, he claims that bacteria strike the instant one's guard is down. Germs are also his first complaint when forced into a bathroom vent.
** Jimmy is implied to be this, too. It normally doesn't show, but he has complained of germs every time he came in contact with saliva.
* Sid on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' also develops this.
* Zim, in the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Germs". He eventually ends up covering himself in meat, as it's more sanitary than anything else he can find.
* Gus on Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' develops this phobia in one episode, and eventually attempts to have the whole playground sanitized.
* Chuckie in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' becomes terrified of germs. His father lectures him about germs with his bath puppets after getting himself dirty multiple times. This is the reason ''why'' Chuckie became germaphobic. Every time he got dirty Chaz would give him a bath and bring out the bath puppets, and then would tell an increasingly terrified Chuckie about how dangerous germs are. Given how Chuckie is afraid of almost everything, it's no surprise he became neurotic.
* Mr. Burns develops this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "$pringfield".
-->'''Germs:''' FREEMASONS RUN THE COUNTRY!
* UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''.
* Mr. Fussy in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. Played for laughs because he lives next door to Mr. Messy.
* Dexter's Mom from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' which is the reason why she almost always wears a pair of gloves. One episode has her freaking out after her gloves go missing. In a flashback to when she met Dad, she was grossed out at how messy and dirty he was, and constantly washed her hands after shaking hands with him. The solution to her problem with her fear of germs was the gloves.
* Worry Bear in ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' demonstrates this when he finds out that his friend Clancy has the cold in one episode. He quickly provides every one near him with a box of tissue and a hand sanitizer, then proceeds to pull a ''gargantuan'' bottle of hand sanitizer out of {{hammerspace}} for himself.
* Dave from ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Howie Mandel. This is why he never shakes hands on ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' or ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' and is apparently the reason he shaves his head.
* Howard Hughes was famous for this. It eventually became so bad that he would only touch anything with tissues.
* Marc Summers. That the man hosted freaking ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' for seven years and ''Series/{{What Would You Do|Nickelodeon}}?'' for two is a testament to his [[bhands with contestants and even allowed himself to get [[CoveredInGunge slimed]] and messy on more than one occasion. Although he ''did'' admit to being on pretty heavy meds during the shows' run to help him with it, and a relief when both shows went off the air. Yet to this day, he's still very approachable and open with handshakes and hugs. Seriously, we need to find a biggest balls award or invent one just to give it to him!
* Anyone who has ever taken microbiology will tell you that the majority of students in the class become paranoid about germs. Many overcome it a few weeks into the semester, but others don't. And heaven help you if you ever take a class on epidemiology. That semester will basically be ParanoiaFuel: The University Course.
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29th Mar '18 9:28:22 PM Random888
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', due to Anna having her memories of Elsa's powers erased, she comes to the assumption that Elsa always wears ConspicuousGloves because she's terrified of dirt.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', due to Anna having her memories of Elsa's powers erased, she comes to the assumption that Elsa always wears ConspicuousGloves because she's terrified of dirt. (The pre-germ theory version of this trope?)



* Nick during The Passing in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. In the first safe room, he may show his fear of germs by saying he has the right to be afraid since a germ wiped out the planet and turned everyone into zombies. Rochelle teases him about this when he asks for some hand sanitizer. In the same area later on, Nick makes several complaints about going through a sewer, ranging from wanting a piggyback ride to avoid the dirty water to trying to reassure himself that it's only a storm sewer.
* The quarians of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games are an [[PlanetOfHats entire race of these]] -- justified because their immune systems are so weak that they must wear specially designed enviro-suits all the time and take vaccines and immuno-boosters to ward off disease. Even in clean environments, they prefer the safety of their suits, and are reluctant to remove them without a good reason. It is a gesture of trust and intimacy amongst quarians to hook one's own suit environment to another's, even though doing so can make both of them very sick. Though after one did so, she claimed the sickness she got was well worth it.
* Jarlsberg the wizard in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. During an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, player characters can't eat or drink anything they didn't conjure themselves (only way to be sure it's clean) and can't use basic attacks (those enemies might be ''covered'' in germs).
* ''WebOriginal/LegacyOfAThousandSuns'': One germophobe celebrity shot another celebrity with an uzi live during his awards ceremony for touching his hand, and then spent billions on a germ-free house that shoots tresspassers and friendly bystanders on sight. Joke's on him when all the paranoid combat causes two unfortunate reporters to hack into his personal android as she slices them up, and the malfunction ("Must Insert Germ Free Food" loop) causes her to suffocate her boss with his own germ-free birthday cake!
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham. This seems to be the core of her OCD.
* Frank, of all people, in ''Webcomic/DeadWinter''. A psychotic juggernaut in all other respects, [[{{Foreshadowing}} he mentions being a germophobe when the zombies appear]], and later on, it turns out hitting him in the face with a dirty mop makes him [[FreakOut completely lose it]].
* Schtein in ''Webcomic/StringTheory'' is severely mysophobic and wears gloves all the time except when he's eating.
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a DecontaminationChamber. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Buster on a season 11 episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
* The appropriately-named henchman "Germs" in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' two-parter "Feat of Clay". He opens doors using a handkerchief and is visibly squicked at going to a hospital. Batman exploits this entertainingly when interrogating him, threatening him with a jar he claims contains an incurable disease. Clayface leaves him practically catatonic after binding and ''gagging'' the little creep with some of his clay body.
* Louise's classmate Jodi on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is an extreme example. She refuses to even sit down on any kind of chair or seat, holding herself in the air if she has to. When Linda throws Louise an unwanted slumber party, she scares Jodi away by telling her that Linda has "sewer palm", "strep thumb", and her "whooping butt is in remission". In another episode, Louise threatens Jodi by holding her glasses over a toilet. When Tina stops her and cleans the glasses with her breath and shirt, Jodi runs out screaming.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Edd; he puts on plastic gloves ''and'' a surgeon's mask when taking care of a sick Sarah. And when he catches her cold anyway, he claims that bacteria strike the instant one's guard is down. Germs are also his first complaint when forced into a bathroom vent.
** Jimmy is implied to be this, too. It normally doesn't show, but he has complained of germs every time he came in contact with saliva.
* Sid on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' also develops this.
* Zim, in the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Germs". He eventually ends up covering himself in meat, as it's more sanitary than anything else he can find.
* Gus on Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' develops this phobia in one episode, and eventually attempts to have the whole playground sanitized.
* Chuckie in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' becomes terrified of germs. His father lectures him about germs with his bath puppets after getting himself dirty multiple times. This is the reason ''why'' Chuckie became germaphobic. Every time he got dirty Chaz would give him a bath and bring out the bath puppets, and then would tell an increasingly terrified Chuckie about how dangerous germs are. Given how Chuckie is afraid of almost everything, it's no surprise he became neurotic.
* Mr. Burns develops this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "$pringfield".
-->'''Germs:''' FREEMASONS RUN THE COUNTRY!
* UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''.
* Mr. Fussy in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. Played for laughs because he lives next door to Mr. Messy.
* Dexter's Mom from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' which is the reason why she almost always wears a pair of gloves. One episode has her freaking out after her gloves go missing. In a flashback to when she met Dad, she was grossed out at how messy and dirty he was, and constantly washed her hands after shaking hands with him. The solution to her problem with her fear of germs was the gloves.
* Worry Bear in ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' demonstrates this when he finds out that his friend Clancy has the cold in one episode. He quickly provides every one near him with a box of tissue and a hand sanitizer, then proceeds to pull a ''gargantuan'' bottle of hand sanitizer out of {{hammerspace}} for himself.
* Dave from ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Howie Mandel. This is why he never shakes hands on ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' or ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' and is apparently the reason he shaves his head.
* Howard Hughes was famous for this. It eventually became so bad that he would only touch anything with tissues.
* Marc Summers. That the man hosted freaking ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' for seven years and ''Series/{{What Would You Do|Nickelodeon}}?'' for two is a testament to his [[bhands with contestants and even allowed himself to get [[CoveredInGunge slimed]] and messy on more than one occasion. Although he ''did'' admit to being on pretty heavy meds during the shows' run to help him with it, and a relief when both shows went off the air. Yet to this day, he's still very approachable and open with handshakes and hugs. Seriously, we need to find a biggest balls award or invent one just to give it to him!
* Anyone who has ever taken microbiology will tell you that the majority of students in the class become paranoid about germs. Many overcome it a few weeks into the semester, but others don't. And heaven help you if you ever take a class on epidemiology. That semester will basically be ParanoiaFuel: The University Course.
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* Nick during The Passing in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. In the first safe room, he may show his fear of germs by saying he has the right to be afraid since a germ wiped out the planet and turned everyone into zombies. Rochelle teases him about this when he asks for some hand sanitizer. In the same area later on, Nick makes several complaints about going through a sewer, ranging from wanting a piggyback ride to avoid the dirty water to trying to reassure himself that it's only a storm sewer.
* The quarians of the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games are an [[PlanetOfHats entire race of these]] -- justified because their immune systems are so weak that they must wear specially designed enviro-suits all the time and take vaccines and immuno-boosters to ward off disease. Even in clean environments, they prefer the safety of their suits, and are reluctant to remove them without a good reason. It is a gesture of trust and intimacy amongst quarians to hook one's own suit environment to another's, even though doing so can make both of them very sick. Though after one did so, she claimed the sickness she got was well worth it.
* Jarlsberg the wizard in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. During an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, player characters can't eat or drink anything they didn't conjure themselves (only way to be sure it's clean) and can't use basic attacks (those enemies might be ''covered'' in germs).
* ''WebOriginal/LegacyOfAThousandSuns'': One germophobe celebrity shot another celebrity with an uzi live during his awards ceremony for touching his hand, and then spent billions on a germ-free house that shoots tresspassers and friendly bystanders on sight. Joke's on him when all the paranoid combat causes two unfortunate reporters to hack into his personal android as she slices them up, and the malfunction ("Must Insert Germ Free Food" loop) causes her to suffocate her boss with his own germ-free birthday cake!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham. This seems to be the core of her OCD.
* Frank, of all people, in ''Webcomic/DeadWinter''. A psychotic juggernaut in all other respects, [[{{Foreshadowing}} he mentions being a germophobe when the zombies appear]], and later on, it turns out hitting him in the face with a dirty mop makes him [[FreakOut completely lose it]].
* Schtein in ''Webcomic/StringTheory'' is severely mysophobic and wears gloves all the time except when he's eating.
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a DecontaminationChamber. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Buster on a season 11 episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
* The appropriately-named henchman "Germs" in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' two-parter "Feat of Clay". He opens doors using a handkerchief and is visibly squicked at going to a hospital. Batman exploits this entertainingly when interrogating him, threatening him with a jar he claims contains an incurable disease. Clayface leaves him practically catatonic after binding and ''gagging'' the little creep with some of his clay body.
* Louise's classmate Jodi on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is an extreme example. She refuses to even sit down on any kind of chair or seat, holding herself in the air if she has to. When Linda throws Louise an unwanted slumber party, she scares Jodi away by telling her that Linda has "sewer palm", "strep thumb", and her "whooping butt is in remission". In another episode, Louise threatens Jodi by holding her glasses over a toilet. When Tina stops her and cleans the glasses with her breath and shirt, Jodi runs out screaming.
* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Edd; he puts on plastic gloves ''and'' a surgeon's mask when taking care of a sick Sarah. And when he catches her cold anyway, he claims that bacteria strike the instant one's guard is down. Germs are also his first complaint when forced into a bathroom vent.
** Jimmy is implied to be this, too. It normally doesn't show, but he has complained of germs every time he came in contact with saliva.
* Sid on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' also develops this.
* Zim, in the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "Germs". He eventually ends up covering himself in meat, as it's more sanitary than anything else he can find.
* Gus on Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' develops this phobia in one episode, and eventually attempts to have the whole playground sanitized.
* Chuckie in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' becomes terrified of germs. His father lectures him about germs with his bath puppets after getting himself dirty multiple times. This is the reason ''why'' Chuckie became germaphobic. Every time he got dirty Chaz would give him a bath and bring out the bath puppets, and then would tell an increasingly terrified Chuckie about how dangerous germs are. Given how Chuckie is afraid of almost everything, it's no surprise he became neurotic.
* Mr. Burns develops this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "$pringfield".
-->'''Germs:''' FREEMASONS RUN THE COUNTRY!
* UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''.
* Mr. Fussy in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. Played for laughs because he lives next door to Mr. Messy.
* Dexter's Mom from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' which is the reason why she almost always wears a pair of gloves. One episode has her freaking out after her gloves go missing. In a flashback to when she met Dad, she was grossed out at how messy and dirty he was, and constantly washed her hands after shaking hands with him. The solution to her problem with her fear of germs was the gloves.
* Worry Bear in ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' demonstrates this when he finds out that his friend Clancy has the cold in one episode. He quickly provides every one near him with a box of tissue and a hand sanitizer, then proceeds to pull a ''gargantuan'' bottle of hand sanitizer out of {{hammerspace}} for himself.
* Dave from ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Howie Mandel. This is why he never shakes hands on ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' or ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' and is apparently the reason he shaves his head.
* Howard Hughes was famous for this. It eventually became so bad that he would only touch anything with tissues.
* Marc Summers. That the man hosted freaking ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' for seven years and ''Series/{{What Would You Do|Nickelodeon}}?'' for two is a testament to his [[bhands with contestants and even allowed himself to get [[CoveredInGunge slimed]] and messy on more than one occasion. Although he ''did'' admit to being on pretty heavy meds during the shows' run to help him with it, and a relief when both shows went off the air. Yet to this day, he's still very approachable and open with handshakes and hugs. Seriously, we need to find a biggest balls award or invent one just to give it to him!
* Anyone who has ever taken microbiology will tell you that the majority of students in the class become paranoid about germs. Many overcome it a few weeks into the semester, but others don't. And heaven help you if you ever take a class on epidemiology. That semester will basically be ParanoiaFuel: The University Course.
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16th Mar '18 11:20:54 AM fighwitt
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* The post-''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is this. While battling Franchise/{{Superman}}, he is thrown into a swamp, and traumatized by all the microscopic lifeforms crawling over him.

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* The post-''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is this. While battling Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}} in [[ComicBook/SupermanBrainiac the eponymous story]], he is thrown into a swamp, and traumatized by all the microscopic lifeforms crawling over him.
3rd Mar '18 9:31:12 PM ZootyCutie94
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*''Toys/FlushForce'' has the character Monstrous Maggot. Despite being a maggot living in a garbage dump, he's ridiculously fussy, terrified of the filth of it.
-->'''Monstrous Maggot:''' Eew, but it doesn't look very sanitary! What if we were to catch something?\\
'''Rank Raccoon:''' I don't know if you've looked in a mirror lately, but you're a maggot. You live in garbage!\\
'''Monstrous Maggot:''' Perhaps, but I prefer my garbage clean and tidy.
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16th Oct '17 9:17:41 PM FanonFan9
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* Dave from ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island''.
6th Sep '17 11:07:40 PM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry has some SuperOCD tendencies, including a fear of germs. David Puddy also describes himself as a "[[TropaholicsAnonymous recovering germophobe"]].

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry has some SuperOCD tendencies, including a fear of germs. David Puddy also describes himself as a "[[TropaholicsAnonymous recovering germophobe"]]. There's also Elaine's co-worker Peggy, who believes that Elaine is full of germs because she is always around men.



* Marc Summers. That the man hosted freaking ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' for seven years and ''Series/{{What Would You Do|Nickelodeon}}?'' for two is a testament to his [[MemeticBadass willpower]] and unlike Mandel, he was not afraid of shaking hands with contestants and even allowed himself to get [[CoveredInGunge slimed]] and messy on more than one occasion. Although he ''did'' admit to being on pretty heavy meds during the shows' run to help him with it, and a relief when both shows went off the air. Yet to this day, he's still very approachable and open with handshakes and hugs. Seriously, we need to find a biggest balls award or invent one just to give it to him!

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* Marc Summers. That the man hosted freaking ''Series/{{Double Dare|1986}}'' for seven years and ''Series/{{What Would You Do|Nickelodeon}}?'' for two is a testament to his [[MemeticBadass willpower]] and unlike Mandel, he was not afraid of shaking hands [[bhands with contestants and even allowed himself to get [[CoveredInGunge slimed]] and messy on more than one occasion. Although he ''did'' admit to being on pretty heavy meds during the shows' run to help him with it, and a relief when both shows went off the air. Yet to this day, he's still very approachable and open with handshakes and hugs. Seriously, we need to find a biggest balls award or invent one just to give it to him!
23rd May '17 12:02:00 AM Snicka
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This goes well beyond simple fear. Realistic examples might refuse to touch anything that hasn't been extensively washed while more over the top versions can go so far as to fear the germs are sentient and conspiring to make them sick (though research has shown they ''can'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorum_sensing work together]], and may even be capable of [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159109001962 messing with your head]]).

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This goes well beyond simple fear. Realistic examples might refuse to touch anything that hasn't been extensively washed while more over the top versions can go so far as to fear the germs are sentient and conspiring to make them sick (though research has shown they ''can'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorum_sensing work together]], and may even be capable of [[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159109001962 messing with your head]]).
head]]). Imagining the germs as MonstrousGerms can increase the phobia.
31st Jan '17 9:50:19 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a decontamination process. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a decontamination process.DecontaminationChamber. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).
15th Jan '17 12:47:02 PM RAS310
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* Louise's classmate Jodi on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is an extreme example. She refuses to even sit down on any kind of chair or seat, holding herself in the air if she has to. When Linda throws Louise an unwanted slumber party, she scares Jodi away by telling her that Linda has "sewer palm", "strep thumb", and her "whooping butt is in remission". In another episode, Louise threatens Jodi by holding her glasses over a toilet. When Tina stops her and cleans the glasses with her breath and shirt, Jodi runs out screaming.
26th Nov '16 12:42:42 PM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' when the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a decontamination process. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' when ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': When the Rash, the disease that caused TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ninety years ago is still around and a threat to anyone who isn't TheImmune, one can't blame Iceland for putting the personnel of returning merchant ships in quarantine and the capital of Sweden for putting new arrivals through a decontamination process. Reynir is still this by that world's standards, as his parents greatly exaggerated the circumstances in which he could get sick. This came to light when he became a stowaway to a crew exploring a ForbiddenZone ridden with potential disease vectors and TheMedic had to use a variant of "no Reynir, that will not make you catch the Rash" on two separate occasions (granted that the second time, a PlagueZombie had bruised Reynir's arm and an actual scratch would have been a problem).
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