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1st Feb '18 8:34:39 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'', at least in the early seasons. He seems to get over his problem with heights as the show progressed.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'', ''Series/MacGyver1985'', at least in the early seasons. He seems to get over his problem with heights as the show progressed.
1st Feb '18 8:32:34 PM foxley
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* Murdoc from ''Series/MacGyver''.

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* Murdoc from ''Series/MacGyver''.''Series/MacGyver1985''.
20th Jan '18 3:34:32 AM JackG
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* ''Series/V1983''. Mike Donovan and Martin are fugitives inside the Visitor spacecraft when Martin finds a means of escape. Because their spacecraft spend a lot of time [[OminousFloatingSpaceship parked in the atmosphere]], automatic-deploying parachutes were stashed on the lower decks as an emergency escape system. [[TemptingFate It so happens]] that Donovan had recently mentioned [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he had a fear of parachuting]] after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. Martin ends up shoving Donovan down the escape chute first just to make sure he jumps.

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* ''Series/V1983''.''Series/{{V 1983}}''. Mike Donovan and Martin are fugitives inside the Visitor spacecraft when Martin finds a means of escape. Because their spacecraft spend a lot of time [[OminousFloatingSpaceship parked in the atmosphere]], automatic-deploying parachutes were stashed on the lower decks as an emergency escape system. [[TemptingFate It so happens]] that Donovan had recently mentioned [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he had a fear of parachuting]] after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. Martin ends up shoving Donovan down the escape chute first just to make sure he jumps.
20th Jan '18 3:33:39 AM JackG
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* ''Series/V1983''. Mike Donovan and Martin are fugitives inside the Visitor spacecraft when Martin finds a means of escape. Because their spacecraft spend a lot of time [[OminousFloatingSpaceship parked in the atmosphere]], automatic-deploying parachutes were stashed on the lower decks as an emergency escape system. [[TemptingFate It so happens]] that Donovan had recently mentioned [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he had a fear of parachuting]] after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. Martin ends up shoving Donovan down the escape chute first just to make sure he jumps.
18th Jan '18 4:06:34 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In the episode "What A Steal", Jessie goes a date with a guy and learns that he has a fear of spiders. After he is revealed to be a criminal planning to the Rosses' penthouse with the help of his sister whom Ravi befriended at a [=MENSA=] meeting, Jessie employs this fear to keep both of the burglars at bay for the police to arrive.


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25th Dec '17 12:16:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Winston on ''NewGirl''. Jess has also claimed to be afraid of the dark after getting pushed into a closet by Music/{{Prince}}.

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* Winston on ''NewGirl''.''Series/NewGirl''. Jess has also claimed to be afraid of the dark after getting pushed into a closet by Music/{{Prince}}.
11th Dec '17 3:13:13 PM ClintEastwood
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** The same episode revealed Lieutenant Barclay had the same problem. Then, for added irony, in the season 7 episode ''Genesis,'' he starts de-evolving ''into a spider''. He also had transporter phobia (see "Various Phobias" below).

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** The same episode revealed Lieutenant Barclay had the same problem. Then, for added irony, in the season 7 episode ''Genesis,'' "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E18Genesis}} Genesis]]" he starts de-evolving ''into a spider''. He also had transporter phobia (see "Various Phobias" below).



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Planet of the Spiders", the Third Doctor has to face his worst fear - a giant psychic spider. She's a homicidal alien despot, but the writer of the script, Robert Sloman, was a [[AuthorPhobia terrible arachnophobe]] and the similarity to arachnophobia was very intentional.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders", Spiders]]", the Third Doctor has to face his worst fear - a giant psychic spider. She's a homicidal alien despot, but the writer of the script, Robert Sloman, was a [[AuthorPhobia terrible arachnophobe]] and the similarity to arachnophobia was very intentional.



* Willow in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', as we learn in the episode "Nightmares". Naturally, [[DeadpanSnarker Xander]] pokes fun at this.

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* Willow in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', as we learn in the episode "Nightmares"."[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E10Nightmares}} Nightmares]]". Naturally, [[DeadpanSnarker Xander]] pokes fun at this.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The God Complex", people get trapped in a hotel where they meet their worst fears. However, a malfunction in the alien technology keeps the fears of previous occupants around - One of these is a clown, sitting sadly on a bed.
** It's not clear if Ace has a true phobia about clowns, but she does think they're creepy.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex The God Complex", Complex]]", people get trapped in a hotel where they meet their worst fears. However, a malfunction in the alien technology keeps the fears of previous occupants around - One of these is a clown, sitting sadly on a bed.
** It's In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]", it's not clear if Ace has a true phobia about clowns, but she does think they're creepy.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Robots of Death" has 'robophobia' or 'Grimwade's Syndrome' as a reasonably common psychological condition in the setting, apparently caused by people with particularly keen body language skills [[UncannyValley subconsciously associating the stiff, humanoid robots with walking corpses]]. Poul suffers from this condition, and in the sequel ExpandedUniverse material it is revealed both Toos and Uvanov have developed cases of it as a result of the trauma they suffered at the hands of the robots, while Poul's has worsened to the point of being barely functional.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death" Death]]" has 'robophobia' or 'Grimwade's Syndrome' as a reasonably common psychological condition in the setting, apparently caused by people with particularly keen body language skills [[UncannyValley subconsciously associating the stiff, humanoid robots with walking corpses]]. Poul suffers from this condition, and in the sequel ExpandedUniverse material it is revealed both Toos and Uvanov have developed cases of it as a result of the trauma they suffered at the hands of the robots, while Poul's has worsened to the point of being barely functional.
4th Dec '17 5:34:05 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''CriminalMinds'' episode "Boogeyman," JJ admits that she's afraid of the woods.

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* In the ''CriminalMinds'' ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Boogeyman," JJ admits that she's afraid of the woods.
30th Sep '17 7:49:14 PM superkeijikun
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' reveals that Lt. Worf, the resident [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon]], has one fear: [[ExplosiveBreeder tribbles]].
28th Sep '17 5:25:30 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' has a RunningGag where Agatha uses her fear of mice as an excuse for something bad happening.

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* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' has a RunningGag where Agatha uses her fear of mice as an excuse for something bad happening.
happening. One episode, "The Fish Story" had her dressing as a cat to try to chase down "mice" that took a ring.




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* Bonita Flamingo has a fear of them in ''Series/TheNoddyShop''.




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* Gertie Gator from ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' has this according to the song "I'm Not Scared".




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* The Crybabies, Salt and Pepper, The Penguines and Truman in ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' have this fear. Justified for Truman and the Crybabies, as they are around the age when kids usually have this phobia.


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* One song in ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' was about the toys' fears. The ones in that song that are not related to any of the other subcategories include:
** Stein has a fear of sauerkraut.
** Johnny Crawfish has a fear of being bitten.
** Warloworth is scared of the floor making creeking noises.
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