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17th Apr '18 3:02:51 PM CnHGirl
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* In season 2, episode 5a of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Sponge and Pat are afraid of butterflies. [[spoiler: [[{{CaptainOblivious}} They don't even ''know'' the butterfly is Wormy!]]

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* In season 2, episode 5a of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Sponge and Pat are afraid of butterflies. [[spoiler: [[{{CaptainOblivious}} They don't even ''know'' the butterfly is Wormy!]]Wormy!]]]]
17th Apr '18 3:00:02 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': One episode reveals that Bob is afraid of pigeons due to an incident as a child where he was attacked by a flock of them in the attic of his house. Turns out, that never happened; he thinks he's Tippi Hedren and was remembering the scene from ''Film/TheBirds''.
17th Apr '18 2:44:57 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer has three great fears. Two of them are alligators and crocodiles. The third? Brain aneurysms, because they strike anywhere, without warning.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer has three great fears. Two of them are alligators and crocodiles. The third? Brain aneurysms, because they strike anywhere, without warning. He also has an intense distrust/hatred of cyborgs that borders on a phobia, due to what he believes is the inevitability of the [[RobotWar robot uprising]].
11th Mar '18 5:29:56 PM ading
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'': Due to having been a WalkingDisasterArea his whole life, Milo is extremely nonchalant in most dangerous situations, but has a fear of Chinese finger traps (though he got over it once Melissa showed him how they work).
2nd Mar '18 10:43:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', the episode "Biker Mice Down Under" reveals that Vinnie is afraid of bats.




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* The ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys'' episode "Mind Over Monkey" reveals that Spydor is afraid of pitbulls.




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* Gor-illa is shown to have a crippling fear of forest fires in the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys'' episode "Mind Over Monkey".


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* Aside from Spydor and Gor-illa's fears listed under the Dogs and Fire sections, the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainSimianAndTheSpaceMonkeys'' episode "Mind Over Monkey" reveals that Dr. Splitz' split personality Splitzy is afraid of being locked in a cage, Shao Lin is afraid of being forcefully taken from her loved ones, and Captain Simian is afraid of letting his team down.
10th Feb '18 11:51:18 AM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* Gumball Watterson of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is shown to have this in the episode "The Date". He is bitten by a tarantula and ends up in the hospital, where the tarantula attacks him again.
28th Dec '17 10:30:05 PM husemana
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* In season 2, episode 5a of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Sponge and Pat are afraid of butterflies. [[spoiler: [[{{CaptainOblivious}} They don't even ''know'' the butterfly is Wormy!]]

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* In season 2, episode 5a of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Sponge and Pat are afraid of butterflies. [[spoiler: [[{{CaptainOblivious}} They don't even ''know'' the butterfly is Wormy!]]



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* In season 2, episode 5a of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Sponge and Pat are afraid of butterflies. [[spoiler: [[{{CaptainOblivious}} They don't even ''know'' the butterfly is Wormy!]]
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* In season 2, episode 5a of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Sponge and Pat are afraid of butterflies. [[spoiler: [[{{CaptainOblivious}} They don't even ''know'' the butterfly is Wormy!]]
14th Dec '17 8:51:07 AM merotoker
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* Launchpad also parodies it in the FiveEpisodePilot of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': "Yah, a snake! I hate snakes! No... that's somebody else. I sorta like snakes." Then one nearly ''eats'' him: "'''Now''' I hate snakes."

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* Launchpad also parodies it in the FiveEpisodePilot of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales|1987}}'': "Yah, a snake! I hate snakes! No... that's somebody else. I sorta like snakes." Then one nearly ''eats'' him: "'''Now''' I hate snakes."



* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is terrified of snakes, as shown in "Winter Wrap-Up".

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is terrified of snakes, as shown in "Winter Wrap-Up".



* WesternAnimation/KimPossible chews out Ron over complaining about a spider bite, however when a villain grows mutant cockroaches she has a very unKimlike freakout over how terrified she is of them. She's only okay with bugs when they're "little and flick-able." Ron on the other hand finds one giant Roach which acts more like a dog than a roach adorable and names it "Roachy".

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* WesternAnimation/KimPossible chews out Ron over complaining about a spider bite, however when a villain grows mutant cockroaches she has a very unKimlike freakout over how terrified she is of them. She's only okay with bugs when they're "little and flick-able." Ron on the other hand finds [[AllAnimalsAreDogs one giant Roach which acts more like a dog than a roach dog]] adorable and names it "Roachy".



* BigGuy T-Bone of the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is revealed to be afraid of bugs in the episode "The Ci-Kat-A". Watching a movie about killer space bugs didn't help. What emerges from a retrieved space capsule later in the day? Giant insectoid alien parasites.

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* BigGuy T-Bone [[TheBigGuy T-Bone]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is revealed to be afraid of bugs in the episode "The Ci-Kat-A". Watching a movie about killer space bugs didn't help. What emerges from a retrieved space capsule later in the day? Giant insectoid alien parasites.



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* Raphael of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' freaks out when he sees a Cockroach. Especially a giant mutant cockroach that wants to terminate him.
** He's not terribly fond of bugs in the 2003 series either, as seen in April's Artifact
--> '''Raphael''' I ain't scared!I just hate bugs.
--> '''Michelangelo''' What about that huge one crawling up your shell?
--> '''Raphael''' Where?! Where?!

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* Raphael of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' freaks out when he sees a Cockroach. Especially a giant mutant cockroach that wants to terminate him.
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him. He's not terribly fond of bugs in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 series series]] either, as seen in April's Artifact
"April's Artifact":
--> '''Raphael''' I ain't scared!I just hate bugs.
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bugs.\\
'''Michelangelo''' What about that huge one crawling up your shell?
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shell?\\
'''Raphael''' Where?! Where?!



* Casey Jones in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)]] is terrified of rats, even to the point of fainting right in front of Master Splinter.

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* Casey Jones in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)]] ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' is terrified of rats, even to the point of fainting right in front of Master Splinter.



* As an incredible irony, the Scarecrow apparently had this phobia from the start of his career in in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In the first episode where he appeared, he claimed that his fear serum caused a victim to envision his greatest fear. So what does it cause ''him'' to see when he is exposed to it by accident? Horrible, demonic bats.
* Gutsy in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow]]'' encounters bats within the covered bridge that he crosses to get to Smurfy Hollow.
* April O'Neil from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 TMNT 2012]] is terrified of bats. [[spoiler:This is because of her father becoming a bat mutant.]]
* Inez of Cyberchase is shown to have this fear in TheMovie; it appears to have replaced her previous fear of heights.

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* As an incredible irony, the Scarecrow apparently had this phobia from the start of his career in in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In the first episode where he appeared, he claimed that his fear serum caused a victim to envision his greatest fear. So what does it cause ''him'' to see when he is exposed to it by accident? Horrible, demonic bats.
* Gutsy in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow'' encounters bats within the covered bridge that he crosses to get to Smurfy Hollow.
* April O'Neil from [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 TMNT 2012]] 2012]]'' is terrified of bats. [[spoiler:This is because of her father becoming a bat mutant.]]
* Inez of Cyberchase ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' is shown to have this fear in TheMovie; it appears to have replaced her previous fear of heights.



* Phil Ken Sebben from ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' also has this fear, and is even voiced by Stephen Colbert. This isn't as much ActorAllusion as the actual Stephen Colbert really being afraid of bears.

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* Phil Ken Sebben from ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' also has this fear, and is even voiced by Stephen Colbert.Creator/StephenColbert. This isn't as much ActorAllusion as the actual Stephen Colbert really being afraid of bears.



* [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra]], lover of all animals and things that are cute, hates slimey things, including slugs. She even whacks Plucky and Hampton when [[ItMakesSenseInContext she mistakes them for]] [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats giant slugs]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Elmyra]], ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Elmyra, lover of all animals and things that are cute, hates slimey things, including slugs. She even whacks Plucky and Hampton when [[ItMakesSenseInContext she mistakes them for]] [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats giant slugs]].



* Ulrich from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' -- though he's more exactly suffering from medical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo_(medical) vertigo]].
* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Marge Simpson]], though mostly due to the fact of discovering her father was an air steward rather than a pilot as she thought.

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* Ulrich from ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' -- though he's more exactly suffering from medical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo_(medical) org/wiki/Vertigo vertigo]].
* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Marge Simpson]], Simpson, though mostly due to the fact of discovering her father was an air steward rather than a pilot as she thought.



* Silverbolt, of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', is the commander of the ''Aerialbots''. Just in case you can't parse the name: he transforms into a Concorde SST.
** Lampshaded in that the reason Optimus Prime made him commander of the Aerialbots was that Prime knew Silverbolt's worrying about their safety would keep his mind off it.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Chuckie develops a fear of heights after accidentally climbing the big kids' slide and finding himself ''way too high'' for his liking.
** The concept is played in an ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' comic of a man who couldn't go down a slide because it looked so tall. As an adult, he revisits it, and is surprised to realize the slide really WAS that tall.

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* Silverbolt, of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', is the commander of the ''Aerialbots''. Just in case you can't parse the name: he transforms into a Concorde SST.
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SST. Lampshaded in that the reason Optimus Prime made him commander of the Aerialbots was that Prime knew Silverbolt's worrying about their safety would keep his mind off it.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Chuckie develops a fear of heights after accidentally climbing the big kids' slide and finding himself ''way too high'' for his liking.
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liking. The concept is played in an ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' comic of a man who couldn't go down a slide because it looked so tall. As an adult, he revisits it, and is surprised to realize the slide really WAS that tall.



* Tommy Pickles, ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', "River Rats", He gets over it saving a drowning Phil. He did not possess this phobia [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} as an infant]], though this is due to the incident happening when he was slightly older[[note]]According to the episode, Tommy was on a fishing trip with his grandpa when he was roughly around three or four years old, fell in the river by accident and almost drowned[[/note]].

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* Tommy Pickles, ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', "River Rats", Rats". He gets over it saving a drowning Phil. He did not possess this phobia [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} as an infant]], though this is due to the incident happening when he was slightly older[[note]]According to the episode, Tommy was on a fishing trip with his grandpa when he was roughly around three or four years old, fell in the river by accident and almost drowned[[/note]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros''

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* Blackarachnia from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', due to her being half-organic, for some reason is afraid of water.
** It may be because, as part-organic, she's now capable of ''drowning.''

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* Blackarachnia from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', due to her being half-organic, for some reason is afraid of water.
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water. It may be because, as part-organic, she's now capable of ''drowning.''



* Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. At the end of the film, Mowgli chases him away by burning off his tail. Unfortunately, it's revealed in the sequel that burning off Khan's tail actually made him [[KnightofCerebus even angrier...]]

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* Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''. At the end of the film, Mowgli chases him away by burning off his tail. Unfortunately, it's revealed in [[Disney/TheJungleBook2 the sequel sequel]] that burning off Khan's tail actually made him [[KnightofCerebus even angrier...]]



* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] suffered a temporary case of this when he was younger, no thanks to the badly-crafted clown bed that Homer made for him. Origin of the phrase, ''"[[MadnessMantra Can't sleep, clown will eat me.]]"''

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Bart Simpson]] Simpson suffered a temporary case of this when he was younger, no thanks to the badly-crafted clown bed that Homer made for him. Origin of the phrase, ''"[[MadnessMantra Can't sleep, clown will eat me.]]"''



* Velma Dinkley in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' at least due to a clown shredding her an encyclopedia present on her birthday when she was little (He thought it was just a boring gift someone got her, not realizing she's a [[CuteBookworm bookworm]]). A MonsterClown showing up caused her to swap personalities with Shaggy (who was concentrating on winning a mini golf contest so he went all Velma-esque). They reverted eventually.
* Chuckie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', although they come second to "the guy on the oatmeal box." One episode reveals that Didi is also afraid of clowns as she screams at one to get away from her at a carnival.
** The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' reveals that Chuckie retains his fear of clowns well into his preadolescence. Which is pretty interesting, considering the fact that Chuckie has gotten over most of his other phobias by this point.

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* Velma Dinkley in ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' at least due to a clown shredding her an encyclopedia present on her birthday when she was little (He thought it was just a boring gift someone got her, not realizing she's a [[CuteBookworm bookworm]]). A MonsterClown showing up caused her to swap personalities with Shaggy (who was concentrating on winning a mini golf contest so he went all Velma-esque). They reverted eventually.
* Chuckie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', although they come second to "the guy on the oatmeal box." One episode reveals that Didi is also afraid of clowns as she screams at one to get away from her at a carnival.
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carnival. The sequel series ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' reveals that Chuckie retains his fear of clowns well into his preadolescence. Which is pretty interesting, considering the fact that Chuckie has gotten over most of his other phobias by this point.



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* In the same episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' that showed Hank's fear of bats, Bill was claimed to have a fear of balloons.

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In the same episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' that showed Hank's fear of bats, Bill was claimed to have a fear of balloons.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Bender reveals that he's afraid of can openers, [[NoodleIncident claiming that one killed his father]]. This fear proves to be justified when a can opener almost leaves him permanently paralyzed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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Bender reveals that he's afraid of can openers, [[NoodleIncident claiming that one killed his father]]. This fear proves to be justified when a can opener almost leaves him permanently paralyzed.



* [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]] has three great fears. Two of them are alligators and crocodiles. The third? Brain aneurysms, because they strike anywhere, without warning.

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer]] Archer has three great fears. Two of them are alligators and crocodiles. The third? Brain aneurysms, because they strike anywhere, without warning.
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* Terence from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rubbadubbers}}'' is afraid of water, even though he's a crocodile.
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