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->''"Who robs a place, then tidies up and dusts the shelves before leaving?"''
-->-- '''Zib''', ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''

A character who has some sort of obsession with cleanliness as a character trait. It may be a sign of their dedication, obsessiveness, or perfectionism. Generally they'll be one of the few main characters to complain about neatness, unless someone ends up CoveredInGunge or something extremely messy.

This is stereotypical behavior for any character with [[SuperOCD obsessive-compulsive disorder]] (OCD). In older movies and shows, an obsession with cleanliness can be a metaphor for homosexuality in men. Women who are extremely tidy are usually shown as frigid neurotics who probably [[LysistrataGambit deny their husbands sex]] and [[ApronMatron their children unconditional love]].

[[TruthInTelevision We all know at least one person like this]].

For the opposite behavior see MenCantKeepHouse, TrashOfTheTitans, and ThePigPen. See also SpringCleaningFever, TerrifiedOfGerms.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Levi from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
* Not a main character, but Kimblee in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' wears a white suit all the time, and gets upset with a soldier for being blown up while talking to him, not to mention the small amount of blood spatter that ends up on his pristine suit. Kimblee's barking mad. He says that it is expensive at one point in ''Brotherhood''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Roderich Edelstein aka Austria. Being an aristocrat and proud of it, he gets pissed off if seen disheveled. Heck, he even is embarrassed when his ''wife'' sees him like this.
** Ludwig aka Germany. In one strip, Italy was cooking and Germany was next him, cleaning. Germany is ''very'' big Neat Freak, as revealed by [[http://losthitsu.tumblr.com/post/30599497705/birz-10-translation one manga]]
--->'''Germany:''' He is also very good at baking, and his cakes both taste and look exquisite... BUT I'M THE ONE WHO HAS TO CLEAN UP AFTERWARDS!
*** This is one of the few things he and his brother have in common.
* Takasu Ryuuji from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. You get no points for guessing [[TrashOfTheTitans what his neighbor, best friend and potential love interest is]]. Hilariously, Ryuuji's face breaks out into a SlasherSmile most every time he's removing mold from something or other.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** The illustrator [[WordOfGod Takeshi Obata]] thinks of L as Neat Freak, which is why he chose to depict him as such (the writer, Tsugumi Ohba, didn't tell him to do so) and made him grab things with the tips of his fingers. Does not extend to his personal experience (he might well sleep in his clothes. In his defense, they look comfy).
** According to Gevanni's observations, Teru Mikami is also this (which fits his overall personality pretty well).
* Chiri from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has this as her gimmick. And she's been slowly {{Flanderized}} from a simple Neat Freak to a near [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] ControlFreak who'll be perfectly willing to slaughter the cast in order to maintain order. Any scene featuring her as centerfold for the scene will inevitably result in comedy and scary moment. In one of the {{OVA}}s we're introduced to her older sister, Kitsu Tane, who is her complete opposite and great character foil. We have it explained that in their childhood, Tane chose to become ThePigPen and personification of the TrashOfTheTitans trope in order to save the life of their gold fish, which Chiri had decided to clean... With shampoo...
* Hazuki Oikawa from ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}''. What a disinfectant-happy girl like her is doing at an agricultural college (''and'' hanging out with people who study microorganisms for a living, at that), we're not sure.
* As an extension of his SuperOCD, Death the Kid from ''Manga/SoulEater'' always makes sure everything is neat, tidy and, most importantly, symmetrical.
* In the ''[[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus]]'' manga, Blue Link is revealed to be one of these in an omake. It's impossible for him to sleep at night unless his clothes are neatly folded and in a nice neat stack near where he's sleeping.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Not overly shown to be a NeatFreak, but Ranma finds himself compulsively tidying [[KiAttacks Hinako-sensei's]] apartment (twice), forgetting that he sneaked in to steal her fighting fish in manga volume 30, chapter 5.
* Eiichirou from ''Manga/BabySteps'' eats from both sides of his lunch box to keep the sides even, freaks out over the possibility of his food touching, and takes ''two'' sets of notes in class: a pristine "master" copy, and a second that he doesn't mind lending out to his less tidy classmates.
* One chapter of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has a woman, raised in extremely sterile circumstances, recruit Fran in an attempt to wipe out cockroaches. She freaks out at the merest hint of contamination. The experiment does not go as planned...
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** In "Black & White", Ash and Co. run into a Minccino who is obsessed with cleaning dirty things. It steals Ash's badge case to clean it and most of the episode is revolved around trying to get it back. This proves difficult due to Minccino's elusiveness and speed. Just when it's about to runoff, Bianca, Professor Juniper's lab assistant, pulls out a dirty Pokeball to catch it. Knowing couldn't pass up the opportunity, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard it decides to clean her Pokeball and ends up getting itself caught]].
** Ash's mom Delia owns a Mr. Mime who's a neat-freak too, keeping it in the house as a sort of maid. Mimey's been known to run its vacuum over Ash's face as he sleeps if he doesn't wash it.
** Serena's Fennekin downplays this -- she doesn't like to get her fur dirty or messed up, but will ignore it if it means saving her trainer.
* In the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga Sailor Jupiter is shown to be this, at one point spending two days cleaning her apartment.
* As is obvious once you get a glimpse of his meticulously clean, almost-empty apartment, Barnaby from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' does not appreciate clutter. He keeps only the bare minimum furniture; one chair, one small table, one bed etc., and the only "unessential" objects in the living room (the one room we see properly) are a laptop, a television (both of which he uses to research his parents' murder), a family photo and a toy robot (a birthday present from his parents). He also dislikes the thought of anyone visiting his place, worrying that they'll make a mess.
* Nami Yamigumo of ''Manga/SilentMobius'' is the AMP's resident neat freak. Unfortunately for her, most of her teammates are the exact opposite. This is played up in comic {{omake}} strips.
* Charles and Ray Beams in ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' keep their ship impeccably clean at all times. [[spoiler:One of the first signs of Ray's breakdown after Charles is killed is the fact that the ship has been utterly trashed. Things just get worse from there.]]
* Inverted in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Machi can't stand when things are spotlessly clean. She frequently messes up clean rooms and such because she can't stand the "perfection".
* QT from ''Anime/SpaceDandy''. [[JustifiedTrope Being a vacuum cleaner robot]], it's in his programming, but [[TrashOfTheTitans Meow's room]] is still beyond him.
* Chiaki from ''Manga/NodameCantabile'', especially when he first sees [[TrashOfTheTitans Nodame's apartment]].
* Hachi of ''Anime/KaitouJoker'', a trait revealed upon seeing the state of Joker's airship, the [[BlatantLies creatively]] named Air Joker.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma hates a messy room, and will start cleaning a dirty room without thinking about it as shown by his starting to clean Miss Hinako's room and having to think about it to stop. That's only in the Manga, however, Anime Ranma does not like cleaning, complains when he has to, and skips cleaning duty at school.
* Koro-Sensei of ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' has a tendency to clean things, [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask usually when someone is trying to kill him.]] In the first episode, he meticulously trims his assailant's eyebrows and takes the time to clean and wax a fighter jet that was sent to attack him.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In "The Neat Job," from the first issue of Creator/{{EC Comics}}'s ''Shock [=SuspenStories=]'', a man drives his wife over the edge with his obsessive demand that everything in the house be stored in a precise location and manner, even requiring her to keep a running inventory. In the end, when he berates her for breaking a jar of nails, she [[spoiler: goes AxCrazy on him and then places each of his body parts in carefully-labelled jars]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Craig Brice's neat freak tendencies in ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' are amplified in "[[http://www.oocities.com/toddfe2002/Vectorsweb.htm Vectors]]'' by Rose Po. When he gets delerious with fever, he hallucinates killer dust bunnies. When it first happens, his girlfriend had called paramedics after discovering he was sick, and she covered his head with a blanket, saying they wouldn't get him if they couldn't see him. In the hospital, they keep a broom near his bed as it seems to calm him better than the alternative, heavy sedation.
* In ''Fanfic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Terra despises dust and dirt, as he sees them as signs of imperfection.
* Princess Peach in ''Fanfic/SSBBOneshots''. Quite often in her appearances in the fic, she's either cleaning or threatening bodily harm with her cleaning implements.
* When Nat lives in Valerie's apartment in ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', she insists on cleaning every night and complains that Valerie constantly misses a spot.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'':
** Jacques the French cleaner shrimp. It's all in the name.
** Gurgles appears to be more of a germophobe than an actual Neat Freak, but when they're deliberately making their tank dirty, he's the most distressed by it. Jacques, aside from some small difficulty fighting his cleaning urges, isn't overly stressed.
* M-O from ''WesternAnimation/WallE''. "FOREIGN CONTAMINANT"
-->"Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA!"
* Cinderella in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', as a TakeThat to the original story.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Jack Nicholson's character in ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets'' suffers from the extreme version as a major premise.
* Howard Hughes biopic ''TheAviator'' dramatizes the extreme, SuperOCD variant of this trope.
* Nicholas Cage's character in ''Film/MatchstickMen'' due to SuperOCD.
* Alexander in ''Film/VincentWantsToSea'' has OCD, which logically goes with Neat Freak tendencies. When sent into a gas station to steal a map so the group can get to Italy, he takes the opportunity to make off with several boxes of disposable gloves, which he's shown wearing much of the time. He also freaks out at the idea of the main character (his roommate) using their shared bathroom for anything other than washing.

* Literature/HerculePoirot, though more obsessed with tidying than cleaning.
* The main character in ''Literature/PeterPaysTribute'' has a pathological fear of germs. He can barely stand to sit on a public bench, and he spends most of his weekends sanitizing his room.
* Han Qing-yao from ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}''.
* Aunt March from ''Literature/LittleWomen''. Poor Amy ''really'' didn't know what she was getting into when she replaced Jo as her lady-in-waiting, when Beth was sick...
* Flora Poste of ''Literature/ColdComfortFarm''. ("I cannot ''endure messes''")
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' has Morwen, a witch who lives cleanly enough to subvert the "[[KillItWithWater Kill Witches With Water]]" stereotype.
* Mr. Standish from ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul'' is an eccentric variant: a clutter-averse man who keeps his phone, intercom, and personal ornaments sealed up inside his desk, leaving every horizontal surface in his office absolutely bare. The picture frame on the wall is empty, and he has to open a desk drawer every time he wants to check his notes.
%%* Carnifex from the ''Literature/WildCards'' series.
* Jace Wayland in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments''. Clary notes that his room is as neat as a pin. When he is rooming with Magnus Bane, the poor messy warlock is driven nuts by Jace fixing up his apartment.
* Tris in the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series. The various relatives she was fobbed off on during her childhood made her earn her keep by housekeeping, and when she first comes to Discipline she corrects the other kids' attempts at it. She makes a point to pitch in with the chores in whatever house she's visiting.
* In a ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]]'' short story from Thomas' point-of-view, he mentions that Harry seems to have inexplicably become this a few years ago, as his apartment is nearly always spotless. Readers know that this is actually the work of the tiny Fae under orders from the Summer Lady, and Harry cannot tell anyone about them or they go away.
* In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', the obsessive Stanley's [[ThisIsMySide side of the Post Office bunkroom]] is extremely neat, in contrast to Groat's side, which is covered in bits of paper and the chemical residue of his home-made medicine. Where a bit of paper has fallen over the line, Stanley -- in strict accordance with the unwritten rules -- has carefully removed exactly the bit that's on his side, possibly with a razor blade.
* In Sara Pennypacker's ''Clementine'' children's' chapter books, Clementine's best friend Margaret is this combined with TerrifiedOfGerms. Clementine notes that Margaret's joy of cleaning things is so strong that getting to do so seems like Christmas to her. When they go on a field trip to a historical re-enactment village of U.S. settlers from England, Margaret is horrified by the idea of them having dirt floors, but thrilled to help one of the actresses playing a pioneer woman with the task of cleaning peas.
* ''Literature/DirtyBertie'':
** Suzy, Bertie's older sister, likes everything clean, which causes SiblingRivalry between her and Bertie.
** Mr Grouch, the school janitor, really dislikes mess and [[ChildHater children]], which causes him to despise Bertie.
** Downplayed for Bertie's father, who seems to get peeved if Bertie messes up something he's currently doing.
** In the story "Fleas!", a woman moves to the other side of the vets' waiting room upon hearing that Whiffer the dog has fleas, for fear of him being a "filthy fleabag" and passing his fleas onto her dog Fifi.
** Bertie's mother often tells him to tidy up a lot.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* TV's UrExample is probably Felix Unger from ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''. Given he lives with Oscar Madison, his polar opposite, this drives him up the ''wall''.
* [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]] from his titular series has this as his premise. One episode has him unable to concentrate on a crime scene because a nearby cop's socks don't match.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Odo. Dax likes to move everything in his quarters over by an inch to drive him nuts.
** Nog became one after attending Starfleet Academy, much to the consternation of his friend Jake Sisko when he returned to the station and the two became roommates.
* Seemingly everyone in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration.'' Whenever anyone notices anything out of place, they point it out instantly, and it always turns out to be a major plot point. Likewise, no messes are ever seen aboard the Starship Enterprise. The main cast are officers on a military starship; a large one but still a starship. It's a closed environment. Anything that spills and gets left out eventually gets into everything and there are some really high-tech gadgets all over the place that could be affected by being gummed up. Not to mention neatness is strongly encouraged in most naval training and such attention becomes a habit over time. It is confirmed in "Up the Long Ladder" that the ship is self-cleaning; the mechanism for this is never described.
* Boober from ''Series/FraggleRock''
* Tutter from ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'', a Muppet program. Muppet fans have noted a strong similarity between the two. Tutter even has own song about it-- "Why Can't the Dirt Just Leave Me Alone?"
* Mrs. Benson on ''Series/ICarly'' flits between this and SuperOCD DependingOnTheWriter.
* Sheldon on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. There's an episode in the first season where, seeing the messy state of across-the-hall-neighbor Penny's apartment, he sneaks over in the middle of the night while she's sleeping to clean.
-->'''Leonard:''' Sheldon, this is not your home.
-->'''Sheldon:''' No, this is not anyone's "home"! This is a swirling vortex of entropy!
* James May on ''TopGear'', who keeps a paintbrush in his car to clean the air vents and gets uneasy when things are out of order. Most likely has some degree of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mocked by Clarkson via application of a watch bezel. If it's not aligned to the right point he'll forcibly try to sort it out. The result was jokingly compared to [[KryptoniteFactor Kryptonite]].
* Danny Tanner from ''Series/FullHouse'' fits this trope, so much so the trope could be named after him. He thinks of big spring cleaning as an equivalent of Christmas.
* Monica Geller in ''Series/{{Friends}}'', who (amidst [[DysfunctionJunction many, many other things]]) can't sleep after she willingly leaves her shoes in the living room in order to prove she's not as much a Neat Freak as everybody thinks. Everybody's right, of course. Or she vacuumed her vacuum cleaner with a smaller one, and that one she vacuumed with another even smaller.
* Burke's apartment in ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is this, in stark contrast to the TrashOfTheTitans state of Cristina's apartment.
--> '''Meredith''': You're going through his stuff, aren't you?
--> '''Cristina''': Oh, there's no stuff to go through! It's a freak show. I mean, you can do surgery in here. (''pauses'') Oh. He arranged his books using the Dewey Decimal system. Mer, I'm scared.
--> '''Meredith''': Get out. Get out of the house now.
* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'':
** Bree Van der Kamp/Hodge.
** Orson Hodge.
* Niles Crane from ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' agent Nikki Jardine was so obsessively germ-phobic that she even turned off Tony [=DiNozzo=] with her constant cleaning.
* Harvey and Val Denton on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', to the point where they force Benjamin to ''clean the cleaning implements''.
* Emma Pillsbury on ''Series/{{Glee}}''
* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', one of Phil Hartman's reoccurring characters was the cooking-show host "The Anal-Retentive Chef", who painstakingly cleaned up every last scrap following each step in the recipe of the day.
* Cat in ''Series/LipService'' to the point where she is considered autistic.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', The Mayor often delivers little speeches on the importance of cleanliness (including clean fingernails), keeps thing neatly aligned on his desk, and abhors germs.
* Jerry on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. Whenever it comes up, the other characters make fun of him for it - after all, MenCantKeepHouse.
* Jamie on ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' shades into this at times. One of his trademarks is his always-spotless white shirt - [[BulletproofFashionPlate which remains spotless even when his hands are completely covered in oil and grease, right up to his rolled-up sleeves]].
** In the background, when they're filming in the main [=M5=] shop area, you'll often see one of the signs Jamie made, reading "Clean Up Or Die".
* Claireparker from ''Series/{{Pixelface}}''. In "Reset", she explains that because everything in her game is so dirty and broken, she feels compelled to keep the console as neat and perfect as possible.
* Subverted with Sylar on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Flashbacks show that he kept an eerily clean and organized apartment with plastic covered furniture. But when the second he snapped and began murdering people, he had no qualms about getting dirty to get what he wants. He also had emptied out and cleaned his apartment with amazing speed after realizing Mohinder had discovered evidence of his crimes as the place was completely stripped out the next day when Mohinder returned with the police.
* Ricky Fitness of ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' doesn't like getting dirty and keeps sanitation products with him at all times; his Handi-Gel defeats Dr. Eva Mudlark's muck monsters in "Laundry Day!" but his Wet Naps don't work against a monster who is made of lint and cleaning chemicals.
* Recurring character Craig Brice on ''{{Series/Emergency}}'', who drives Roy nuts rearranging the drug box alphabetically and wanting everything just right.
* Played up in ''Series/BreakingBad'' in the episode "Fly", where Walt refuses to start working in his lab until he rid it of a single housefly. It's worth noting that the lab is where Walt makes meth, one of the most dangerous drugs around. Jesse lampshades this when he tells Walt they make "poison for people who don't care".

* ''Theatre/CraigsWife'': Harriet is this to an extreme degree, ordering Walter that he can only smoke in certain rooms (an outrageous demand in the 1920s), having special brushes to dust the house plants, freaking out at the prospect of rose petals falling onto the floor.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/VisceraCleanupDetail'' revolves solely around the concept of cleaning up after the gory fight scenes in video games.
* One of Geary's two personalities in ''VideoGame/CrashNitroKart''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', Sims with a high Neatness score will be bugged by messes more than other Sims. The same goes for Sims with the Neat trait in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheSims4 4]]''.
* [[UpperClassTwit Sada'akira]] from ''VideoGame/{{AkaSeka}}'' may very well be the next Levi. He yells at his servants for "turning his house into a garbage dump" even though he's just been away for a while and the only thing that's gotten dirty is the lamps, which have gathered soot, among other things. In his profile, his hobby is stated to be cleaning.
* Frederick in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening.'' When Chrom asks him to tone it down a bit, this results in a minor psychological breakdown that culminates in him dusting Robin. It also causes Maribelle to mistake him for a steward.
* Minccino and Cinccino in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has Woshua, an anthropomorphic washing basin who doubles as a birdbath and is obsessed with cleaning things. One of its attacks throws a bar of soap at you.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series backstory, this was a trait of [[TheCaligula Emperor Pelagius the Mad]]. In addition to being an AxeCrazy MoodSwinger, he forced the servants of his palace to continuously scrub the place at all hours of the day.
* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has Moe [[IronicName Yukky]], a shopkeeper who qualifies as this as he takes four hours to mop the floor and believes that pet houses should be cleaned every day.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Nameless}}'' has Tei's former owner be indicated to be ''very'' obsessed with cleanliness in flashbacks or when Tei tells his story to Eri. [[spoiler: She kept Tei in his box and took him out for only one hour a day, when she cleaned or dusted him. When he was handled by someone else and dropped onto the floor, she had a nervous breakdown and began to call him 'dirty' and hate him.]]
* In the ''VisualNovel/{{Yarudora}}'' game ''VisualNovel/{{Sampaguita}}'', the heroine, Maria Santos, ''really'' loves to do the cleaning (even though the protagonist's flat isn't at TrashOfTheTitans-level messy): several scenes show her happily and diligently cleaning the flat, and [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes she abhors cockroaches]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Hannelore in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', as a mark of OCD.
* Mordecai Heller (whom the trope quote is referring to) from ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''. Due to the [[ProfessionalKiller nature of his job]], he often seems to end up disheveled or CoveredInGunge anyway, much to his chagrin.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** Susan is [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-07-10 like this]], in sensible limits. [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-17 Also, shown]] DualWielding bottles of cleaner to this end. [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1530 She even uses hand sanitizer after shaking someone's hand.]]
--->'''Tensaided''': I know it's not personal, but you could at least wait until I'm not looking to use the hand sanitizer.\\
'''Susan''': I've never had to call in sick.\\
'''Tensaided''': [[{{Touche}} As you were]].
** Diane (who Susan claims is not a relative but who looks [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-10-10 exactly]] like her) [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-02-01 has a lesser degree]] of the same trait.
* Abner of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' is highly mysophobic and OCD, to the point of wearing a surgical mask and gloves as a preventive measure.
* [[CheshireCatGrin Joey]] [[EyepatchOfPower Von]] [[MagnificentBastard Krause]] from ''[[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com/ Mortifer]]''. It's probably OCD, as he really hates being touched as well. [[spoiler: This also figures into the plot: a throwaway line from "William" ("How they expect me to work in this filth is beyond me") about his perfectly clean office is a clue as to his ''real'' identity...]]
* Connie of ''Webcomic/{{Waterworks}}'' is downright germophobic, to the point where being splashed with what she thinks is toilet water sends her into a murderous rage.
* In Rhapsodies Blossom's [[TheGhost unseen roommate,]] Hilda, is so tidy she even cleans the apartments of people she visits. ''[[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/08072013/ (No one knows where she got the cleaning supplies.)]]''

[[folder:Web Original]]
%%* Voldemort in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', as revealed in his and Quirrell's IAmSong.
%%* Fractious (Dee Castle) of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', who not only has this but also has a RealityWarper power which messes things up. This tends to cause a vicious cycle.
* Petunia from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' qualifies, especially considering that dirt in one episode [[DrivenToSuicide drove her to suicide.]]
* Implied for Omega Zell from ''Series/{{Noob}}'', whose appartment is shown to be much better kept than the homes of other characters.
* Gabriel seems to be this as he said that he enjoyed cleaning dishes and mopping, as revealed in ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut [[VideoGame/TheSims3 Sims 3]]'' and ''VideoGame/VisceraCleanupDetail'' respectively but not for the trope’s conventional reason of neuroticism but rather having the satisfaction of seeing a job done.
* John Darling in ''WebVideo/TheNewAdventuresOfPeterAndWendy''. He takes this obsession UpToEleven when he's intoxicated.
* ''Website/TlfTravelAlerts'' would like very much if the public would [[https://twitter.com/TlfTravelAlerts/status/522497469889138688 wipe their feet]] and stop tracking mud into all their clean stations.
* Website/CollegeHumor: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN7C_tE8H_A The Six Monster You'll Have As Roommates]]", the "Robot" is such because he's a rigid neat freak who suffers a technical malfunction as soon as one dirty sock soils the floor.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
%%* Lemongrab of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
* Mechanicles, "the Greatest of the Great Greek Geniuses", from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' is entirely obsessed with cleanliness. Most of his schemes are some over-the-top method to "clean" the world, such as wiping out a rainforest he considered filthy, or boiling the oceans to steam clean the world.
* Alfred in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. When he and Bruce briefly visit some run-down movie-store, Alfred tries his finger on the counter, reproachfully looks at the dirt it comes up with and then proceeds to wipe the counter clean (well, cleaner) with a cloth. Given that he's a ''butler'', and part of his job is the upkeep of Wayne Manor, it's pretty understandable.
* Alfred from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' later appears in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', having still retained this problem. After an attack squad of Thanagarians barge in to attack the League in the Batman, he's seen dutifully sweeping up the enormous mess they've made as the team head out to make their assault. "Mind the broken glass, sir."
* Squishington from ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' is often very obsessed with cleanliness, to the point that "Better Homes and Garbage" had his friendship with Mr. Bumpy threatened when he cleaned Bumpy's house even though he liked it messy.
%%* Samson from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''.
* F.O.W.L. agent [[MeaningfulName Ammonia Pine]] from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' was not just a neat freak, but a villain with an arsenal of weapons made from modified cleaning instruments. (Ironically, she had a sister named Ample Grime who was the opposite, [[ThePigPen a complete slob]]. Even more ironic, the two siblings made quite an effective team in one episode - until the end where both villains were apprehended, at which point they started flinging insults at each other.)
* Dexter's mom in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. The episode "Pslyghtly Psycho" suggests that she is actually germophobic, particularly when her gloves and slippers are removed and she finds herself afraid to even set foot on the carpet barefoot.
%%* Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', which clashes heavily with his friend [[ThePigPen Ed]].
* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' is very sensitive about keeping things tidy and clean. When he was hatched the first thing he even did was clean up his eggshell.
* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' at one point become this after realizes (incorrectly, by the way) that Earth was covered in germs that could quite possibly kill him. He then goes on a cleaning spree, even going as far as tying Gir onto a tree outside because he was so infested. At the end of the episode, he's seen wearing a "suit" of meat since the meat itself was designed to be sanitized for space travel and, thus, germ-free.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' has experiment 010, whom Lilo names [[Theatre/TheOddCouple Felix.]] The problem is that Jumba programmed it to be [[GoneHorriblyRight too much of a Neat Freak]].
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlePrincess'' has the Maid, who ''screams'' at mess or disorder.
* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'':
** Mrs Demson, the grumpy old lady, complains about many things including mess.
** One of the reasons Helen's grandmother Lucille and [[TalkingAnimal Martha]] the dog don't get along well is because Lucille worries Martha will shed or drool on her furniture.
** Mr Sterns, the school janitor, is such a neat freak that he'll freak out if he sees just one strand of dog hair out of place.
* Deconstructed with Bloberta (mom) on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. This is her psychological problem. A real one.
* Rocky Hauler (AKA Rhino Dump Truck) from WesternAnimation/MatchboxHeroCity, was like that in the beginning of the episode then later realized that it's better to get dirty and help then be the said trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Rarity displays this at times, especially in the episode "Look Before You Sleep". She hates getting dirty, folds bedsheets a precise way, and spends her time picking up and positioning fallen trinkets instead of focusing on the huge tree that has crashed through the window. Her attention to detail helps solve the problem, though.
** Played with in "Sisterhooves Social" when Rarity discovers her sister Sweetie Belle has organized her "inspiration room", which was previously messy and gets completely outraged. Sweetie Belle comments about how Rarity now "likes" messes, to which Rarity clarifies that it was "organized chaos" on her end, which plays into her being an artist/fashion designer. At first still pissed about the supposed lack of inspiration, a short time later Rarity comes up with an idea for a full spectrum clothing line based on how Sweetie Belle organized the different colored fabrics.
* Rocko from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' is a subversion in that while he does like his house clean, he often does let cleaning fall by the wayside. While he ''does'' produce TrashOfTheTitans, he always cleans it up...with hilarious results.
* Chuckie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is shown to be this way, which is Tommy's breaking point after spending a week with him in one episode. Chuckie ends up taking it to a major extreme in another episode, where he dons a germ-proof "suit" and attempts to force the babies not to play anything to keep clean. Tommy and the twins quickly get him out of that phase.
%%* Spiffy from ''WesternAnimation/TheOddballCouple'', the FunnyAnimal version of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''.
* Marge from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' often displays this trait. In one episode she wins a free housecleaning but wants to pre-clean the house in order to impress the maids.
* Mr. Herriman on ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', although he often takes it to ridiculous and incredibly strict proportions. For instance, when Frankie throws a banana peel in the bin labeled "B", thinking that's where a banana should go, Herriman tells her it should go in the "P" bin, because it's a "peel of banana".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', Amelia Earhart is depicted as this, and that's what prevents her from flying airplanes - at first.
* Hamton from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' gets special notice considering he's a pig.
%%* Jen on ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'', especially when stressed.
* One-shot villain Mr. Washer from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' took this to rather absurd proportions. He was so obsessed with keeping his store's counter-top clean that he plotted to destroy every hot dog cart in the city, simply to stop his customers from getting chili-dog residue on it. [[spoiler: LaserGuidedKarma hit when his attempt to destroy the hot dog factory resulted in his counter - and entire store - being destroyed when his plane crashed into it.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'':
** Sam seemed to be one when the girls started to live together, [[HypocriticalHumor all while her room was a pig sty]].
** Then they had a VillainOfTheWeek called The Neat Freak in season 5.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'' has Willie meeting his new girlfriend's parents. They throw away the flowers Willie wanted to give them because they came from dirt, they spray the tracks he leaves and have ''everything'' wrapped in plastic (including the dog).
* Porky Pig in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''. His reorganization of Bugs's house in "Gossamer is Awesomer" drives Bugs round the bend.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': Rabbit is an extreme case. In one episode, Rabbit finds there's nothing left for him to clean, so he decides to go on a vacation to visit his relatives, only for him to hate it when they won't let him clean anything. And when he gets back and sees that his friends had totally wrecked his house while he was away, he was actually happy because he can spend all his time cleaning up the mess.
* Pearl from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is so obsessed with order and cleanliness that when the Crystal Gems drew up a chore wheel with Dusting, Laundry, Mopping and Dishes on it, she crossed off everyone else's name and substituted her own.
* Blossom in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' is so obsessed with keeping things clean that one episode has her save the day by creating a giant vacuum cleaner, killing the monster with it, then cleaning up the street afterwards. She also seems to be TerrifiedOfGerms.
* Mrs. Twombly on ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' isn't normally this way, but apparently she comes down with "clean fever" once a year. She runs around like a mad woman, polishing a turtle's shell and freaking out over a single pet hair on the counter, and then has a full on mental breakdown because she's run out of her favorite cleaner. She's back to normal by the end of the episode, and doesn't seem to have any memory of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsWithAndy'' has Principal [=DeRosa=], who's described by Danny as a "clean freak" in one episode.