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Some people can be very friendly. Very, ''very'' uncomfortably friendly.

It isn't just that they tend to stand too close when they're talking to people--it's that they're practically ''on'' them. You may even be complete strangers, but that doesn't stop them from hanging off of you and breathing your [=CO=][[subscript:2]] during the conversation, whether you like it or not. It doesn't help that they tend to get... er, grabby.

Somebody with No Sense of Personal Space may keep their targets of uncomfortable closeness down to one person, or they might be like this with everyone. The character might be a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} that just doesn't know better, or they may just really, ''really'' like you (or [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]]), and just don't let some bothersome "social etiquette" get in the way of it. Then again, they just might be [[ItAmusedMe trying to get you riled up]] [[{{Jerkass}} for shits and giggles]]. This tendency usually comes with inappropriate uses of FirstNameBasis.

Anime characters with NoSenseOfPersonalSpace love to implement TheGlomp as their favored tactic. For best results, have them latch onto someone that HatesBeingTouched. It can also a be good source of HoYay, FoeYay, or LesYay. Depending on context this behavior may get a character labeled a MemeticMolester by the fandom. Compare CuddleBug.

Not to be confused with the PersonalSpaceInvader, which deals with grabby {{Mooks}} in video games.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary'': Hiroomi invokes this towards Akihito because he gets cold extremely easy and uses Akihito's body heat to stay somewhat warm.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Nel Tu to Ichigo.
** Kon to just about every big-breasted and/or good-looking female. However, Rukia is a favorite target, too, although she usually stomps on him before he can try anything.
** And [[PsychoLesbian Chizuru]] towards any good-looking girl, most notably towards Orihime and Rukia.
** Also Aizen. So much so that fandom has come to peg him as a DepravedBisexual MemeticMolester, since he seems to like being touchy-feely with "victims" of both genders. Hugging [[spoiler:Momo]] and speaking to her sweetly before stabbing her to almost death? Check. Caressing [[spoiler:Orihime]]'s face as he [[BreakThemByTalking Lecturizes]] her and then lets her go? Double check. Almost feeling up [[spoiler:Ichigo]] when they're finally face to face, even ''placing his hand on the kid's chest''? Triple check.
** Around Ichigo and Urahara, Tessai seems to have NoSenseOfPersonalSpace.
** Rangiku likes draping her arms over people, leaning her face closer to someone else's, tickling people while she's in the nude and so forth, but mostly when she wants to party or bring levity to a serious moment. On the other hand, Haineko [[BiTheWay gets like this around both boys and girls]] that seem to interest her.
* Shinnosuke from ''Manga/UltraManiac''. Although its understandable since the only episode he's in has him change from a cat into a human.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Shampoo. When Ranma's involved, the word "personal space" does not exist!
** Kodachi Kunō to her "darling" Ranma.
** She must have gotten it from her brother, Tatewaki.
** Happōsai, being the patron saint of {{Dirty Old M|an}}en, literally lives to latch onto women so he can feel their breasts and buttocks.
** Ranma himself, while he HatesBeingTouched, has no qualms about perching on other people's heads to say hello. And whenever [[GenderBender Female!Ranma]] is in disguise to fool Ryōga, she tends to be quite the grabby girl.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Asuka in regards to Shinji and Kaji.
** Kaworu in regards to Shinji.
** Kaji tends to be like this around almost every woman in the show. Plus, in ''Rebuild 2.0'' he jokingly(?) acts like this [[HoYay around Shinji]].
** Also, in ''Rebuild 2.0'', Mari is very touchy-touchy with Shinji upon first meeting him.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'':
** [[{{Yandere}} Yu]][[StalkerWithACrush no]] towards Yukiteru.
** [[HoYay Akise Aru]] towards Yukiteru.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'':
** Bunny boy [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Momiji]] does this with most people, especially Tohru.
** There's also [[PhysicalGod Akito]], who's extraordinarily touchy-feely with '''''everyone''''', regardless of how they may actually feel about each other.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** Rena was like this with Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen, the first arc of the series, when she was [[spoiler:not]] stalking him.
** Ronove from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' was like this around Battler especially.
** Meanwhile, Battler himself is like this towards [[ChivalrousPervert anything with breasts]].
* ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'':
** Mikihiro, but [[EvenTheGuysWantHim only around Shungo]].
** Hinako is this way with Mayu. As is basically every guy in school. Though that's mostly due to her succubus powers.
** Hinako, and most of the girls in Shungo's class, are fond of doing this to Shungo.
* ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'': Mugetsu has absolutely no concept of Watanuki's personal space.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Matoi in regards to her teacher Nozomu, to the absolute [[StalkerWithACrush EXTREME]].
* Fukuyama, Kosame, Hijiri, Yukina, and Lisa from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'': George.
* Graham Specter from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' can be like this [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/justmakeoutalready.jpg with]] [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano15/Baccano15_59.jpg men]].
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
** Itsuki, with Kyon as target. At first it's assumed it's because he likes messing with Kyon and it's to satisfy Haruhi's whims, but as the series progresses he tends to pay Kyon a ''lot'' of disproportionate attention during the most inconvenient instances and even when Haruhi isn't around to observe.
** Haruhi herself is also inappropriately in-your-face with just about everyone, and likes to grope Mikuru for {{Fanservice}} [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation and/or]] [[LesYay her own enjoyment]].
*** While she will [[HighSchoolHustler order (or drag/kidnap) just about anyone]], this trope is mostly restricted to Kyon and Mikuru, with the other SOS members being mostly immune; [[ShipTease make of that what you will]].
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'':
** Gauron is like this whenever Sōsuke is involved, apparently since the latter was a child. He's also like this around just about anyone.
** Contrast with Sōsuke, who will ''not'' hesitate to [[DisproportionateRetribution beat the shit out of]] anyone he's not comfortable with [[HatesBeingTouched touching him]].
** Tessa tends to get a little too touchy-feely with Sōsuke, even trying to [[DudeShesLikeInAComa molest him while he's sleeping]]. Hell, [[UpToEleven she once did it when ''she'' was sleeping]].
* [[HoYay Creed]] [[FoeYay towards Train]] in ''Manga/BlackCat''.
* ''Anime/OutlawStar'':
** Fred Lou tends to get ''really'' touchy with Gene, mostly because [[SingleTargetSexuality he's completely hot for him]]. Gene usually handles it with good humor, but sometimes Fred likes to pull little "jokes" like suggestively blowing into his ear during business exchanges.
** Harry too, considering he's Melfina's obsessive StalkerWithACrush.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism Italy]], being TheDitz and slightly TruthInTelevision about real life Italians, just doesn't understand that his need for constant close human contact makes Germany and Japan more than merely uncomfortable (especially since he combines his habit of sneaking to sleep into other peoples' beds with the habit of sleeping naked). Lampshaded in the Valentine's Day Strips when Germany, unable to distinguish if Italy's actions are a veiled way of expressing romantic feelings or just his own idiosyncrasy, consults Austria to clear his mind up:
--->'''Germany:''' Hey, Austria, what type of relationship do you call it when you see them everyday, and they hug and kiss you, and go in the bath with you, and sleep in the same bed with you [while they're naked]?\\
'''Austria:''' ''[blushing]'' ...Don't say such vulgar things!\\
'''Germany:''' ''[despaired]'' Vulgar....?!\\
'''Austria:''' Oh, you meant ''him''...
** Also, France has a tendency to get close to people and attempt to grope them. Let's not forget the Olympics.
** [[http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/files/k_r2.gif South Korea]]!
* Dio in ''Anime/LastExile'' has this, especially towards Claus, who he's constantly hanging off of.
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'':
** The title character has this problem, especially when younger. Probably comes with his attention-starved youth.
** Orochimaru is even worse, being like this around just about ''everyone'', even in one case with his ''tongue''.
** Fuka [[FoeYay towards Naruto]].
* [[NoSocialSkills Son Goku]] started off like this back in early ''Manga/DragonBall'', when he figured that the easiest way to tell a boy from a girl was to feel for their...well, ''parts''. He learns his lesson after [[{{Tsundere}} ChiChi]] reacts a little more physically than most and throws him off the Kinto'un/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Nimbus]] at about 50 mph.
* In the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' manga, [[{{Jerkass}} Schwartzkof]][[note]]His name obviously modeled after the famous US general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Schwarzkopf,_Jr Schwartzkopf]][[/note]] loudly announces that he hates Japanese people, and [[TemptingFate absolutely loathes even the very thought of being touched by one]]. Naturally, Gou just finds this chance to rile him up [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/getter_robo_go/v03/c001/20.html way to easy to pass up]].
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Gino Weinberg. Suzaku Kururugi. 'Nuff said. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CODE_GEASS_R2_-_OP.avi_000037996.jpg Seen even in the first OP for R2]].
** And [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rolo.png Rolo really likes]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/CODE_GEASS_R2_-_14_-_Large_05.jpg being too close for comfort]] around Lelouch.
** Big Badass Cornelia tends to be rather touchy-feely with her younger sister Euphemia.
** Milly can be a little ''too'' touchy-feely around Shirley at times.
* [[PerkyFemaleMinion Shader]] from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' just ''loves'' getting touchy with pretty much everyone and everything. She does not care if your are friend, stranger, sworn enemy, male, female, human, or demon (though she does have an extra fondness for [[NoYay young children]]...)--she ''will'' want to hug you. No exceptions.
* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'':
** Katou is a fairly bad offender, especially when it comes to [[HoYay Kira and Setsuna]], but even he has nothing on [[AnythingThatMoves Belial]].
** Rosiel. Dude gets REALLY touchy-feely with just about everyone he meets. Almost to the point of being a MemeticMolester. It's hard to tell if it's HoYay, FoeYay or ''[[RhymesOnADime just his way]]''.
* Lavi in ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Especially toward [[HoYay Allen]]. And Road also towards Allen.
* [[NiceGuy Yamamoto]] from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' just loves putting his arm around people. His [[TrueCompanions friends]], his [[FaceHeelTurn Face Heel Turned]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship frienimies]], the guy [[{{Foil}} who]] [[HatesBeingTouched hates]] [[{{Tsundere}} his]] [[TallDarkAndHandsome guts]] but then ends up [[HoYay thinking otherwise]]...
* Hitagi Senjogahara from ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''. She spends a lot of her conversations with Koyomi invading his personal space bubble in spectacular ways...and feels him up while they're in the car with her father.
* Kouji from ''Manga/{{Zetsuai|1989}}'' towards Izumi.
* Guy and especially Iason from ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' towards Riki.
* Naoe to Kagetora in ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze''.
* Souma from ''Manga/SakuraGari''.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Alucard.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Trebol from the Dressrosa Arc has this problem in which he'll sidle up right next to whomever he's talking to. The fact that he's ugly, rude, tells ''very'' inappropriate jokes, has an AnnoyingLaugh, and has a serious post-nasal drip problem doesn't help. Even the other Donquixote Pirates can't stand him with the except of Doflamingo himself, who's [[HeterosexualLifePartners been with Trebol since childhood]]. Also doubles as a StealthPun: Trebol has the powers of the Stick-Stick Fruit, which allows him to generate and control adhesives, and he has a habit of sticking too closely to other people.
** "Physical minktimacy" is a cultural trait of the [[PettingZooPeople Minks]] in which they express physical affection to those they like. While some of it is species specific, such as Wanda the dog-woman licking Luffy or rabbit-girl Carrot giving him love bites. In general, the Minks are inclined to rub against and hug anyone they like and are prone to overdoing it when they get excited.
* Ryoki from ''Manga/HotGimmick'' to his slave and later girlfriend Hatsumi.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
** Kida.
** Izaya tends to do this at times as well.
** Shinra to Celty.
* Osanai to the title character of ''Literature/{{Paprika}}''.
* A few characters in ''Manga/DeathNote'', such as L, Ryuk, Misa, and Beyond Birthday.
* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'':
** [[LargeHam ALEX LOUIS ARMSTRONG]] never passes up an opportunity to invade people's personal space to show off his perfectly/hilariously sculpted body.
** And the people of Rush Valley thought nothing of ganging up on poor Edward, seizing him, and ''stripping him'' to examine his [[ArtificialLimbs automail]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Fate can get like this around Negi at times.
** And [[PsychoLesbian Tsukuyomi]] mainly does this around Setsuna and various other girls.
* Arthur of ''Manga/AirGear'' was like this to his [[FoeYay opponent]] Agito, even pelvic thrusting against him and nibbling his ear. And Shalott ended up straddling Agito at the end of one chapter.
* ''Anime/AngelBeats'': [[HoYay Naoi to Otonashi]].
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Grell to Sebastian.
** Alois Trancy to everyone.
** Undertaker to Ciel and sometimes Sebastian to Ciel.
* Kaoru towards to Junichi in ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}} SS'', whether she's the LoveInterest or not. Even more so at her arc than the others.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', N has no problem whispering into the ear of another boy before said boy is even aware of him. N later grabs him by the arm and brings him up close. It's kind of creepy considering N's almost dead expression. Gender obviously isn't an issue for N, as he gets up close and personal with White [[spoiler:in the Nimbasa Ferris wheel]].
** In the [=B2W2=] chapter, Rakutsu becomes a little too friendly for Faitsu's taste, but that's because [[spoiler:he already determined that all the other girls in their class has no connection to Team Plasma. As for Faitsu, she doesn't want anyone becoming ''too'' close to her as she really ''is'' ex-Plasma and she obviously doesn't want anyone to find out]].
* Kirika in ''Manga/{{Eiken}}'' clearly doesn't believe in personnel boundaries when it comes to Densuke. Yuriko doesn't either, constantly thrusting her crotch and butt into Densuke's face or forcing him to touch her.
* Saten and Kuroko from ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' will not hesitate lift Uiharu's skirt or {{Glomp}} Mikoto, respectively.
* In ''Manga/WildFangs'', Syon is like this towards Mao before they actually get together.
* In ''Manga/JunaiNoSeinen'', Ian uses the fact he is known for this as an excuse to grope Kaoru in public.
* [[CampGay Nathan]] from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is like this when he's around his male coworkers, with varying reactions from the targets. (Barnaby gets annoyed and shoves him away, Antonio just wishes he'd keep his hands above the belt, Kotetsu doesn't really care as long as he's not [[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll8brvIeMB1qdlmr2o1_500.gif effectively trying to occupy the same space as him]].)
* Akio of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is like this around anyone he tries to seduce. Touga is like this around Utena, Wakaba to Utena, Kozue to Miki, Saionji to Anthy, and Nanami to Touga.
%%* Prince Diamond of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty to Usagi]].
* Kikumaru Eiji of ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' is basically the poster boy for this.
* Juuta from ''Manga/{{Otomen}}'' towards Asuka.
* Saehara and Satoshi and Keiji in ''Manga/DNAngel'' [[HoYay toward Daisuke]].
* ''VideoGame/KiniroNoCorda'': [[FoeYay Yunoki]] [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty towards Hino]].
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'': The Futami twins love to tease the other idols, specially Iori and Makoto.
* Kisshu in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' [[FoeYay towards Ichigo]].
* ''Manga/KoharuNoHibi'': [[StalkerWithACrush Koharu]] to Akira.
* Koko Hekmatyer in ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'', mostly towards her subordinate [[ChildSoldiers Jonah]], though occasionally to others.
* In ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', Sena sometimes does this to Kodaka when talking about games. When done in Yozora's presence, she tends to get [[ClingyJealousGirl a bit jealous]] and smacks Sena with a fly swatter if Kodaka doesn't make her back up first.
** Sena also has a tendency to do this to Kodaka's younger sister, Kobato, due to CutenessProximity. It always creeps Kobato out, and she will either hide behind Kodaka, or run away if the situation allows.
* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail'' has shades of this, particularly when it involves Lucy. He will occasionally get up right next to people or even come out of nowhere and grab them. He's also crawled into Lucy's bed a few times or casually walked in on her at moments that even he couldn't have realized were inopportune with perfectly innocent intentions.
** Lucy's teammates have a bad habit of entering her house without permission, though Natsu and Happy are by far the most frequent offenders, to the point that Lucy often expects them to be there.
* Tomoe from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' is like this, much to Nanami's chagrin. However, he stops temporarily once he learns that she loves him...only to fall back into the habit again.
* Wakaba, the Dressing Club manager, and Rei from ''Manga/OtasukeMikoMikoChan'', mostly because Ayumu is a very attractive [[DudeLooksLikeALady girly guy]]. More so when he's [[WholesomeCrossdresser cross-dressing]], and ''especially'' if he's Miko-chan.
* Ragyo Kiryuuin of ''Anime/KillLaKill'' takes this trope to [[NightmareFuel disturbing degrees]], [[ParentalIncest molesting and later outright raping her daughter Satsuki.]]
** Nui Harime does not hesitate to touch and caress other characters' bodies either. Like Ragyo, she's not a sunshine either [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon no matter how much her cutesy appearance tells you.]]
** Being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, Mako is always this, especially to Ryuko. Unlike the other two examples above however, it's not malicious, Mako [[CuddleBug just likes to hug.]]
* Turkes in ''Manga/MotherKeeper'', at least when it comes to Ricalna. He has their noses touching at every opportunity.
* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'':
** Mika can sometimes gets this like [[HoYay to Yuu]] though Yuu is not shy about this either. In particular, Mika has carried Yuu in a BridalCarry a couple times and [[CuddleBug liked to hug Yuu when they were children]].
** Ferid has no concept of anyone's personal space; once grabbing Krul to bite her neck, nearly touching Crowley's chest in the novel when commenting on his looks, touching Yuu's shoulder while saying he wants to taste his blood, touching Mika's butt...
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': As shown in [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty his interactions with Asuna]], Sugou has no idea how to keep his hands or his [[LecherousLicking tongue]] to himself.
* Victor Nikiforov of ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is this. Surprisingly, this trope only applies with Yuri. He appears make contact with others such as hugging his coach Yakov and his younger rinkmate Yurio once or twice, but most of the time he appears to avoid touching everyone else. In general, the official art has him very close and/or touching Yuri, and Yuri (who HatesBeingTouched by the way) eventually becomes comfortable with it later in the series. [[spoiler: As it turns out, Victor's actually been flirting with Yuri for all the times he's been trying to get close to him, not just a blatant attempts of teasing.]]
* In [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5 of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure]], Bruno [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Bucciarati]]/[[TheLancer Buccelatti]] licks [[TheHero Giorno]]'s sweat to see if he's lying in their first encounter. And that's one of the more normal things in the franchise!

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has this trope of how Erma and her later best friend, Toki, first interacted. When Erma first bunked with Toki, that mouse had some bad habits like leaving the bathroom messy and barging in for frivolous reasons when Erma was using it. However, the last straw is when Toki's feline lover visits that night for sex and Erma is kept awake first with the thumping on the above bunk and the smell of the aftermath. Eventually, the two work out their differences.
* In Franchise/{{Superman}}/Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Clark Kent's co-worker Terri invades his personal space and clings to him as soon as she sees him.
* Examples from ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' stories:
** In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl Vol 2]]'' [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Linda Danvers]]' friend Joan doesn't get the concept. Two seconds after her first meeting Joan grabs Linda's hand and drags her along.
** ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'': Unsurprisingly, the titular SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} character does not get the concept. During their trip back to Bizarro World, Bizarrogirl scares ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} to death when all of sudden she’s behind her and leaning past her shoulder.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1991-12-20/ This comic]] has someone from TheOldCountry being unaware of the concept.
** Dogbert discusses cultural concepts of personal space in ''Dogbert's Clues for the Clueless''. In America, you're allowed just inside the "Bad Breath Zone". In Italy, you can get inside the other person's clothes. In Australia, any distance is too damn close.
--->'''Dot on Horizon:''' ''Hey! Can we talk!?''\\
'''Australian:''' ''[to himself]'' Tourist.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* UpToEleven with Ryuk in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' CrackFic ''FanFic/ACharmedLife''. It never occurs to him that sticking his face in Light's chest might not be appropriate.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'':
** Asuka. Even before getting together with Shinji she used to invade other people's personal space aggressively and spontaneously, specially if she was interested in them.
** All Shinji's female classmates with a crush on him tend to get closer than Shinji would like. Specially Chihiro Tanaka, who does not seem to get the "personal space" concept. In chapter 6 she gets Asuka mad when she gets way too close to Shinji.
--->''Her beloved baka was under siege by at least half a dozen of the usual Harpies, led by that bitch Tanaka. Shinji sat nervously with his back to the fence, surrounded by pretty young girls. Geek-Stooge sat next to him, staring just as nervously at the surrounding ring of girls. Luckily for him, they were ignoring him in favor of staring hungrily at Shinji. Shinji had less than a meter of space around him. Tanaka herself was leaning way into Shinji's personal space, reaching a hand out to touch his face oh no we are not having that!''
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka is not familiarized with the concept of "personal space". In her first appearance in chapter 4 she quickly latched on to Kaji. And later she stayed close to Shinji and wrapped an arm around his, despite of barely knowing Shinji at that point:
-->''Asuka quickly stepped up to Shinji's side, taking his arm in hers, and strolled along with Kaji and Misato.''
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': After the Angel War, Asuka is too broken and angry to care about things such like respect other people’s personal bubbles. When she wants to tell you something, she gets very close.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': When Asuka met Shinji she immediately and aggressively stepped into his personal space to study him. During their posterior interactions she tended to get extremely close to Shinji.
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', Chrysalis becomes increasingly (literally, physically) clingy in her interactions with her lawyer Estermann. The implications that these are the actions of [[HornyDevils the G-rated succubus that she was in the show]] are rather plain.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'':
** King Julian.
** Also Mort, especially when it involves Julian's feet.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'':
** The twins very much fall under this category, seeing as their first order of business following their appearance was to start messing with the main character's easy access portal to his internal organs. Well, sackcloth-doll organs. Still, nobody wants a pair of busybodies monkeying around with their insides.
** 5 also falls under this category.
* Gaston in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' towards Belle. In fact, Disney Villains in general seem incapable of staying out of the main character's personal space.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': BEN. "I just wanna hug ya and squeeze ya and hold ya close to me!" Much to the dismay of Jim Hawkins.
-->'''Jim:''' You have to stop ''touching me''.
* Colette from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' thinks that the only reason Linguini's personal space exists is so that she can invade it. Sure, she was doing it to intimidate him, but one can't help but think that she does it for enjoyment with how often it happens.
* The eponymous character in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', as a result of being raised with no human contact.
-->'''Professor Porter:''' Oh, Janie Jane! What an amazing discovery! A man with no language, no human behavior...\\
'''Jane Porter:''' And no respect for personal boundaries.\\
'''Professor Porter:''' How do you mean?\\
'''Jane Porter:''' ''[gets extremely close to Professor Porter]'' He was this close to me, daddy, just staring at me!
* Sid from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' fits very well in this trope.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the Dazzlings stroke seemingly everyone in the cafeteria during "Let's Have a Battle".

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Beldar and other Remulaks in ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'' often exhibits behavior like this, being aliens.
* David from ''Film/TheWatcher'' just ''loves'' to find any excuse he can to hug and touch Joel.
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Betelgeuse does this with anyone -- living or dead.
* ''Film/{{Borat}}'' takes this to an extreme, even sprinting after people to get in their faces.
* In ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' there doesn't seem to be any place more comfy and hospitable for pirates to hang out than your territorial bubble, and no pirate likes it better than Captain Jack. In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]], Jack actually manages to invade ''his own'' personal space.
* One of the aspects in the 2003 adaptation of ''Film/PeterPan'' that really creeped out some reviewers was Hook's complete lack of personal space with both [[http://i55.tinypic.com/20s93qe.png Peter]] and [[http://i56.tinypic.com/2zowthy.png Wendy]]. The fact that he's an adult obsessed with killing a child (later multiple children) did not help. Creator/JasonIsaacs has described that in interviews as having being incredibly uncomfortable to portray.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Voldemort. When he steals the Elder Wand in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1 Deathly Hallows, Part 1]]'', he's face to face with the dead Dumbledore. They'd be touching noses, [[TheNoseless if he had a nose]]. ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart2 Part 2]]'' didn't let up--[[spoiler:after Harry's DisneyDeath]], he offers the Hogwarts students and defenders a chance to join the ranks of the Death Eaters. Draco crosses the field to get to his parents, and ''Voldemort hugs him''. Or tries to, anyway; he clearly has no idea what he's doing.
** Several Death Eaters have this problem in the films; Snape gets uncomfortably close to Harry at times and both Scabior and Bellatrix have some rather [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suggestive]] moments with Hermione in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart1 Deathly Hallows, Part 1]]''.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'':
** Finn. Some of it is probably because he has a crush on Rey (such as when he grabs her hand while they're fleeing a bombing run), but other times it's clear he just really does have no sense of personal space, possibly due to being raised from birth to be a stormtrooper. At one point when he's trying to see out a high window, he uses Rey's forehead to brace his hand simply because it's the most convenient thing around.
** Kylo Ren towards Rey, too, especially in the interrogation scene. He gets creepily intimate with her, leaning close to her face and speaking softly. Another sign of his VillainousCrush on Rey.

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Snape isn't quite as bad about this in the books, but his standard "interrogating a pupil" technique seems to be "get right in their personal space". Snape does this deliberately, however, as he is attempting to make students as unnerved as possible so it is easy to [[spoiler:read their minds]].
** Wormtail made Harry and Hermione uncomfortable in the third book when he tried to thank them by throwing his arms around their legs.
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': [[MemeticMolester Count Olaf]]; most frequent target: Violet. Other targets: Klaus, Sunny, Aunt Josephine, etc. etc.
* As in [[Series/GameOfThrones the TV series]], Littlefinger, Catelyn Stark's UnluckyChildhoodFriend from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' towards Catelyn's daughter [[ReplacementGoldfish Sansa]]. It's to an even greater degree than his television counterpart, where he leans in really close whenever he talks to her. In the books, he's literally stroking her face and playing with her hair ''on first meeting her''. [[WifeHusbandry It just gets worse from there...]]
* Christine Rhoades from ''Literature/SpectralShadows'' can be this sometimes... like when she pounces the shy, geeky squirrel girl Kacey. Given that Kacey has a lot of her squirrel traits intact, so this doesn't go over well.
* Gruffen from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]''.
* [[Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer The Vitalizer]] has no qualms about getting in Clockpunk's face. It's half unsettling, half [[EvilIsSexy breathtaking]].
* Brenda just can't keep her hands off Thomas from the moment they meet in ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'', and claims that this kind of behavior is normal where she comes from when he calls her out on it.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', pharmaceutical boss Sam acts like this a lot--kissing employee Henry on the mouth and getting very close to him in another episode, even remarking that he smells good. Its not all Henry-centric; it's clear Sam wants all his workers to be close like a family. In one episode, he encourages them to cup each other's faces and rate how close they feel, he sits on the table in meetings, and he caresses other employees' faces. In another episode, Sam celebrates a great pitch by Henry and Eliza by giving Henry a great big bear hug, and then giving Eliza a kiss on the hand and a romantic dip. Only [[OnlySaneMan Henry]] seems to think this is weird behavior.
* ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'': Frank Pembleton anyone? He practically kisses the criminals he interrogates in the "box".
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark sometimes accuses [[PlatonicLifePartners Chloe]] of this, although he's usually okay with it. There was this time she asked "since when we had ''boundaries''?" and Clark looks uncomfortable, though.
** In a not even remotely funny or friendly example, [[AlternateUniverse E-2]] [[MagnificentBastard Lionel]] frequently get ''uncomfortably'' close to people, especially Tess when he's trying to [[BreakThemByTalking torment her]]. This is particularly creepy in her case since she's his ''daughter''.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
** Elaine has to deal with a coworker who combined this with OffscreenTeleportation.
** In the episode "The Raincoats", she had a boyfriend (played by Judge Reinhold), who was a "close-talker".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor in some [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]].
** The Second tends to [[SecurityCling latch onto]] [[HoYay his companion Jamie]] at a moment's notice, and there's one scene where they and Zoe did a three-person {{Sleep Cute}}.
** The Eighth randomly kisses his companions when he's excited, both in the TV movie and in the novels. In the movie, he also repeatedly gets ''very'' close to Grace for no good reason, and she's visibly bothered by it.
** The Ninth is significantly more distant than most Doctors, but still once said, "I'll hug anyone, me."
** Creator/DavidTennant combines this with NoIndoorVoice frequently, just in case he hasn't completely overloaded your sense of personal space. He loves humans so damn much that he once asked to hug one that he'd met only seconds before, simply to celebrate humanity. And it may have had something to do with Tennant's close off-screen friendship with Creator/BilliePiper, but by the end of the second season of the New Series the Doctor and Rose were basically a single entity.
** The Eleventh Doctor manages to have ''even less'' sense of personal space than the Tenth. He ''never stops touching someone''. Though he does ask for Rory's permission each time he wants to give Amy a SecurityCling. Then he snogs Rory in "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship", just because he's in a good mood--after all, they found ''dinosaurs'' on a ''spaceship''! River Song, who has even ''less'' sense of personal space, manages to weaponize this: in the middle of a rather epic struggle, they get all up in each other's faces and give each other a quick TakeThatKiss. [[spoiler:She's wearing poison lipstick. He very nearly dies]].
*** Strangely enough, he [[UpToEleven takes it even further]] with Clara; who are almost never ''not'' touching in some way or another whenever they're together. [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl May]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension be]] [[HeroicSacrifice justified]], though.
** The Master [[FoeYay towards the Doctor]], constantly. And vice versa, a lot of the time; both Three and Ten got grabby with the Master.
* Gene with Sam in ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}''. Constantly. Not that Sam ever really seemed to mind.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Castiel. From his first appearance, he has been constantly stepping into Dean's personal space. (At this point, something like 90% of Cas's screentime has been spent within a three-foot radius of Dean.) [[HeldGaze While staring very intensely into his eyes]]. Much HoYay ensues. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in "Free to Be You and Me":
--->'''Dean:''' Cas, we've talked about this. Personal space.\\
'''Castiel:''' ''[backing off like three inches]'' My apologies.
** Azazel (a.k.a. Yellow Eyes or the Yellow-Eyed Demon) in "In the Beginning". Apparently, they [[ThrowItIn threw it in]] after the actor playing Azazel got uncomfortably close and smelled Dean. Jensen Ackles (who plays Dean) was appropriately freaked out.
** A cherub had a habit of naked-hugging complete strangers to say "hello". Apparently, it's the cherub version of a handshake. AWKWARD.
--->'''Dean:''' I don't like it!\\
'''Castiel:''' No one likes it.
** Becky Rosen has problems with this around Sam. She ''will not'' stop touching him, even after he asks her to.
* The title character of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Oh so much.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has the [[RecurringExtra mostly-background]] character Jimmy the Overly-Touchy Orderly.
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'': Jon Stewart. Just ask Denis Leary. Or Brian Williams. Or Mike Myers...
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** Captain Archer of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is a mild example. He is ''constantly'' patting his crew on the shoulder, standing very close, etc, [[HoYay especially]] with [[HatesBeingTouched Malcolm Reed]].
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Kirk is quite a touchy-feely person in general, but particularly with [[TheNotLoveInterest Spock]]. (It's quite interesting to compare the amount of personal space between [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kirk and McCoy]] and between [[HoYay Kirk and Spock]].)
** Q of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (and ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'') has them all beat. His interactions with people ([[HoYay Picard in particular]]) are very... friendly.
--->'''Q:''' [[BedmateReveal Morning, darling]].
** Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is also rather touchy-feely with her crew -- hugging them, hand on the shoulder, etc. This has created endless FanficFuel for those with ShippingGoggles, but she's mostly a {{Celibate Hero}}ine due to being TheCaptain, so it's more likely an extension of her role as TeamMom than anything else.
** This was also one of the many ways in which Seven of Nine had no sense of social etiquette after being [[RaisedByOrcs raised by the Borg]].
** Neelix was also rather more touchy-feely, particularly with Tuvok, [[OddCouple than the latter ever really liked]].
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Mulder with Scully. From day one, if they're in the same room, Scully has ''no'' personal space. He's also very touchy-feely with her: they rarely even walk out the door together without him touching the small of her back. Scully is (understandably) quite perturbed by this during the first couple of seasons, but she gets used to it. Eventually, this ''constant'' lack of personal space becomes an integral part of their UST.
* Damon from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. He pretty much always does it deliberately to unnerve people, though.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Chandler does this to Joey when fighting over a chair.
--->'''Chandler:''' ''[with his hand inches from Joey's face]'' Not touching! Can't get mad!
** All of the Friends tend to rub or pat each other just before a scene cut, usually if a joke was just directed at them.
** It's also notable that, in the first four seasons, if any two of the friends are going to end up draped over each other on a sofa or snuggled in a comfy chair together, even in background shots, it was almost always Chandler and Monica. And this was ''before'' the writers started giving them a romance storyline...which might explain why they could get away with openly snuggling on a sofa together during the secret phase of their relationship without their friends cottoning on to the romance: it was completely normal behavior for them.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs uses this to [[PerpSweating intimidate suspects and witnesses]], usually in tandem with his trademark DeathGlare. He also gets into the personal space of his team, often to deliver a [[DopeSlap Gibbs Slap]].
** Ziva does this to men quite frequently, mainly the men on her team. Especially Tony. Sometimes you can even ''see'' them start to breathe faster and flush a bit...
** Of course, Abby beats them all. The other two have mastered this for intimidation/seduction/both, but Abby is like this ''[[CuddleBug all the time]]''. Mostly because she's just a happy, expressive person. Abby is genuinely ''shocked'' when the team has to attend a mandatory class on harassment and she is told simply giving hugs without asking permission first is ''not'' appropriate behavior. Gibbs later tells her that she never has to ask permission from him.
* Derek Hale on ''Series/TeenWolf''.
* ''Literature/GossipGirl'': Chuck Bass delights in this.
-->'''Dan:''' I even miss Chuck Bass, who would get so close to talk.
* When they were doing the casting for ''Series/{{Bones}}'', it was noted that at one point during the auditions, David Boreanaz (playing FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth) stepped in close to Emily Deschanel. Where most people would have stepped back in response, she instead [[StandYourGround stood her ground]].
* Snafu Shelton in ''Series/ThePacific'', especially regarding Sledge.
* Dr. Cal Lightman of ''Series/LieToMe'' does this ''all the time''. He sprawls all over the place, gets in [[PerpSweating suspects' faces]] for shits and giggles, and seems to be incapable of staying out of Gillian Foster's personal space even when they're walking together. She either playfully elbows him out of it or [[WillTheyOrWontThey otherwise doesn't seem to mind]]. In the season 3 episode "Funhouse", Dr. Lightman gets himself admitted to a mental health facility (for the purposes of helping a patient there) and seems to [[UpToEleven dial this behavior up to eleven]] (either thanks to his own psychological oddities or in part because of hallucinogenic drugs; it's left ambiguous even near the end/conclusion of the episode). Cal gets right up in the main man-behind-the-curtain's face, quite literally ''palming the guy's face like a blind man'' as Lightman himself talks, and even hanging off of Foster and his other colleagues when they come to help.
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'':
** Space invader extraordinaire Malcom Tucker. Whether it's engaging in conspiratorial conversations in the narrow corridors of power (or the gent's lavatories), using intimidation to get what he wants or simply flirting with his colleagues, the "Thin White Mugabe" gets in close. Cornering seems to be the favored tactic.
** A similar example is Malcolm's BastardUnderstudy Jamie, who gets just as close (sometimes manhandling people) and is even more likely to shout obscenities right in your face.
** A very different example is Malcolm's nemesis Steve Fleming. Like Malcolm, Fleming gets much too close to people and has no aversion to touching them. Unlike Malcolm, Fleming is actually ''trying'' to be friendly, but fails miserably and comes across as a creepy slimy perv (especially with Niccola).
* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', [[RobotGirl Cameron]] tends to stand ''way'' too close to some people (likely to make it easier to kill them if she needs to) and also tends to stare for prolonged periods when she's considering the threat someone else represents to her or John Connor.
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Mesogog, especially when he has Tommy StrappedToAnOperatingTable in "Legacy of Power".
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Littlefinger seems perfectly capable of respecting everyone's space...except when it comes to Sansa, the teenage daughter of his [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood crush]]. Virtually every time he talks to her, he's either leaning in ''really'' close, touching her somehow, or both.
** Tywin Lannister uses this as an intimidation tactic in his audience with his grandson King Joffrey. Joffrey's attempt to exert his authority over Tywin completely backfires when, as he not-so-subtly explains just how little concern he has for Joffrey as a person compared to his concern for the realm, Tywin walks the up the steps to the throne in reaching distance and ''towers'' over Joffrey, essentially telling him that he may be King, [[DragonInChief but that Tywin is the real power and will be respected]].
* ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' includes this in challenges often enough, but one of them, Joe, was known even before the show for "nosing" people (putting his nose on them without them noticing).
* Sylar ''weaponizes'' this trope on ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. He gets deliberately and uncomfortably close to whoever he's talking to in order really draw out the maximum amount of terror from his prey. Claire is thoroughly disgusted and practically shudders as he sniffs her hair.
* Myrtle Urkel on ''Series/FamilyMatters'' is so madly in love with Eddie that she sometimes breaks into his room at night. At least her cousin Steve knows where to draw the line with Laura!
* [[Series/HogansHeroes Colonel Hogan]] will casually put a hand on his men's shoulders or clap them on the back several times an episode. He sometimes invokes this trope when dealing with [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Klink]] as part of his CloudCuckoolander ObfuscatingStupidity persona.
* An extremely villainous version in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "His Last Vow". BigBad Charles Augustus Magnusson, whose MO is to blackmail people into submission, likes to ''really'' violate people's personal space as a way of demonstrating that he "owns" them. For example, he licks the face of a Lady of the British Empire and flicks [[TheWatson John Watson]] in the face repeatedly, and because Magnusson has leverage, they both just stand there and take it.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Cesare Borgia's method for dealing with people like this? [[DisproportionateRetribution Murder them]]. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Since his dad's the Pope, he can get away with it]].
* Jefferson, a.k.a. the Mad Hatter, pulls this quite a bit in ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Takes the creep factor UpToEleven with Emma, at one point even [[https://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mclaakXkja1r163gho1_r1_250.png sniffing]] her hair. She is (understandably) seriously freaked out by this.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': [[spoiler:In the seasons before they hook up,]] Richard Castle intentionally invades Beckett's space whenever possible, either in [[UnresolvedSexualTension attempts to seduce her]] or simply because [[{{Adorkable}} he's overexcited]] when he comes up with a theory about a potential killer. One of the best scenes is in the first season where he races up to her desk where she's sitting, sits across from her, grabs her rolling chair, and pulls her super-close so he can explain. If you pay attention, you can see her gripping the chair in adorable panic.
* ''Series/BarneyMiller'' has the obligatory nemesis from InternalAffairs, Lieutenant Scanlon. He has a habit of leaning in really close to people in order to make them uncomfortable, as well as to intimidate by snarling up into their faces (the actor was not tall).
* Spoofed in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' parody of a ''Lifetime'' movie, ''To Love, Honor and Stalk: the Gillian Woodward Story'', in which Creator/AmyPoehler played a woman whose sense of personal space was continually being invaded by...her husband, played by guest star Senator John [=McCain=]. Him doing things like attempting to hug her, or offering to loofah her back, were presented as the horrifying attentions of a creepy stalker, and despite Gillian going to the police and taking her husband to court, the justice system kept pointing out that if she were still married to her husband, and not getting a divorce or separation, then it wasn't actually a crime for him to hug her. At the end, Poehler appears as herself with "the real Gillian Woodward" (Rachel Dratch) who's rather bemused by the whole thing and says that it all began when she mentioned to someone in her exercise class that she used to find it mildly annoying when her husband stood too close to her:
-->'''The Real Gillian Woodward''': Next thing I know, her sister, who was a producer for Lifetime, was trying to buy the rights to my story. I thought they were nuts.
* On ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites'', the real-estate developer Yolanda Ivanna Wanna was this in "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove." Throughout the story, and especially in the song "Everything Must Go," she shows no respect for Johnny's personal space, poking him, prodding him, petting him and otherwise generally being a jerk, all without realizing it and thinking she's actually there to do ''him'' a favor by tearing down his backyard to build a hotel and shopping mall complex.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Part of the reason Wrestling/MsChif unnerves many wrestlers when combined with a deceptively quick and light step, which leads to her popping up unexpectedly and uncomfortable close in the locker room. Though happening upon her by surprise beats [[ScreamingWarrior the alternative.]]
* Greg Excellent of Ground Breaking and Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling, once having annoyed his boss Maven Bentley by trying to have a very up close conversation with him while Bentley was in the bathroom trying to use a urinal.
* Marty "The Moth" Martinez of Wrestling/{{Lucha Underground}}, especially around ring announcer Melissa Santos.

* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Giovanni and Ash get up close and personal in "You Just Can't Win".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Freeman's squad habitually crowd around him so closely that it can be impossible to move without bumping into one or take a shot without dinging one by accident. One imagines Gordon got to know who used which toothpaste, they're that close--as noted [[http://www.hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2006-06-04 in this parody comic]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', it is not uncommon for you to turn around to find one of your followers right up in your face. Also, robot butler Wadsworth tends to follow you around your Megaton home and do this.
** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' Malcolm Holmes sneaks right up behind you to tell you about the star caps.
* Alma to Becket in ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon''.
* Thanks to a certain moment near the end of the game, Tsaubern from ''VideoGame/SuikodenTierkreis'' is often portrayed having this trait by the fandom.
* In ''VideoGame/DivinityIIEgoDraconis'' you have the summonable necromantic creature, which follows you everywhere and tend to get in the way or into your personal space more often than its combat benefits are worth. It also has an idling emote consisting of it raising a leg and urinating on the floor, which must come as very embarrassing for the hero if you're in someone's house. ''Why does an undead creature need to piss?''
* Dark/Demon Lord Ghirahim to Link in their first and second battles from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', which leads to much FoeYay.
** And in the spinoff game ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Fi does it to Link. Link quickly agrees to her request to get her out of his face. Ghirahim's enemy intro continues his habits in this trope. [[spoiler:Makes you wonder if it's just a sword spirit thing]].
* [[PinocchioSyndrome Daniella/The Maid]] from ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' seems to love doing this in cutscenes to poor [[PuritySue Fiona]]. [[spoiler:In fact, during the scene that introduces her as the game's second antagonist, she [[FanDisservice gropes Fiona in...places]] after poisoning her to make her sleep]]. With a SlasherSmile to boot!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', testificates in villages have an odd tendency to all crowd inside one house at night. Taken UpToEleven when it's a small, 4x4 house.
* The "Remember me?" monster in ''VideoGame/TheHalloweenHack''. One of its attacks is to hug Varik, solidifying him somehow.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'': Alvin makes a habit of putting his arm around the back of Jude's neck and either leans on him or makes him lean forward when they talk.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' Larxene tends to get ''really'' close to both Axel and Namine.
** Speaking of ''Kingdom Hearts'', in the Final Mix of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Marluxia's Absent Silhouette is a bonus boss. At the start of the battle, he ''whispers in Sora's ear'' to trigger a pseudo-Doom effect.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://welcometohellfilm.tumblr.com/post/39442415494/wth-kickstarter Sock towards Jonathan]] in ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell''.
* David of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has no sense of personal space. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p13.html Or decency]].
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
** Parley. Mostly she does it to Andrew Smith (making it clear to everyone--except Andrew himself--[[{{UST}} that she has the hots for him]]) but she also gives Antimony some finger-poking action [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=270 here,]] where TheRant {{lampshades}} her failure to respect personal space. This eventually gave Parley a scare of her life, though--touching Antimony at the wrong time led to [[spoiler:an intimate mind-to-mind contact with one angry ghost]].
** Coyote likes to get up close and personal as well.
* Petria from ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'' likes to do this to Jonas, mostly because of the reactions it gets from him. [[spoiler:Her own lack of inhibition is due to the fact that [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold she used to be a prostitute]]]].
* On occasion, Dora from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1592 For example]]. She doesn't do it all the time, or to everyone; Faye gets it the most.
* Taisei from ''Webcomic/{{Sakana}}''. The awkwardness level of it is especially high because he's so tall. For added hilarity, he often get's paired with [[HatesBeingTouched Yuudai]].
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** [[MeaningfulName Catalina Bobcat]] clings to people while talking to them, to the point that she makes ChivalrousPervert Tedd uncomfortable when she does it to him.
** Grace has also done this on occasion.
* ''[[http://speakwithmonsters.badgods.com/comics/roper Speak with Monsters]]'' indicates this is a racial trait of Ropers.
* In the first chapter of ''Webcomic/TheMeek'', we are introduced to InnocentFanserviceGirl Angora, who has lived in the wild for much of her life and consequently has not developed many cultural taboos, such as a sense of personal space. Pinter gets to discover this firsthand.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Yuki to Zii.
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' has the Personal Space Invader, shown [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/940/ here]] and [[http://joyreactor.ru/post/65269 here]].
* Cronus from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a creepy version, touching people a lot to hit on them and insisting that it's just friendly and that they shouldn't make this weirder than it needs to be. When he does it to Mituna, who a) HatesBeingTouched and b) is quite literally brain-damaged (which is ''not'' played for laughs), it's even worse than usual. Jasprosesprite^2 is even MORE annoying, with catte puns and innuendos being thrown around everywhere.
* Osgood from ''Webcomic/StringTheory''.
* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Håkan, Sune and Anna Västerström have a thing for grabbing onto or patting people, including perfect strangers. And they seem to have an inherent gift for finding the one guy who HatesBeingTouched and ganging up on him.
* ''Webcomic/VariousHappenings'': Eddie seems to be very fond of lean-ins, nose booping and generally picking up Cassandra due to their difference in stature.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/MiraiNikkiTheAbridgedSeries'': Yuno. She ''is'' Yukiteru's personal space.
* Donnie [=DuPre=] from ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' really likes to cuddle, especially with other guys. The family who kidnap him and touch him a lot while keeping him drugged are a much creepier take.
* Magnus of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' gets ''very'' close to Kitten when tyring to convert him to his cause, to the point that Kitten gets uncomfrotable.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Courtney would occasionally get a little too touchy with Ginger in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Ty Lee is really into big hugs.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** Jazz already had a problem invading into everyone's own personal privacy (due to being a psychologist-in-training), but when she [[SixthRanger becomes part of "Team Phantom"]], she takes it to epic levels. Danny is none too pleased. She later learns to keep a lower profile.
** Vlad is also like this around Danny. Comes with his obsession of wanting to make Danny his son. And there's also whenever he gets his chance to spend time with Maddie...
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** The Kanker sisters, much to the horror of the title characters.
** Eddy, despite his [[HatesBeingTouched "are you touching my face"]] moments, seem to do this a lot to people himself.
** Being a major {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, and just really really friendly and exuberant, Ed was like this with everyone.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Meg in "Barely Legal" when she was {{Yandere}} for Brian.
* WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum invoke this on each other all the time, so it's not all that noticeable. However, when they get this way with Kyle, his displeased expression is usually enough to see this trope occurring.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** Cheese, during his first appearance, wouldn't give Bloo any elbow room.
** Neither would [[{{Yandere}} Berry]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** Olga, Helga's older sister, is a bit too huggy around her younger sister, much to Helga's annoyance.
** Another episode has Lulu, who is a different version of Lila, do such things to newcomer Arnold like rubbing his leg with her own, pretending to fall asleep on him, forcing a kiss on him, and suggest a late-night swim together. Arnold is noticeably unhappy with all this.
** It is also a RunningGag for Brainy to announce his presence by standing so close to Helga that she can hear him breathing. She often responds by punching him in the face. Another instance has him randomly ''lay his head in her lap''.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'''s very own GIR. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I'M. GONNA. HUG. YOU!"]]
-->"Get off my head, GIR."
* The eponymous ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
** There have also been two episodes in the show dealing with characters with even less sense of it than Jimmy. The first was "Bus Driving BFF", where Jimmy becomes friends with RecurringExtra Chuck the Bus Driver. His unhealthy obsession with Jimmy's friendship as well as buses proceeds to irritate even Jimmy. The second was "My Best Friend is a Weavil"in which Beezy tricks his father Lucius into thinking a [[WickedWeasel weavil]] is his best friend [[FantasticRacism (Beezy and his father both hate weavils with passion)]]. The weavil, unaware that Beezy is just pranking Lucius, proceeds to go {{Yandere}} to Beezy's annoyance.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kaeloo is like this towards everyone, especially Mr. Cat (who unfortunately HatesBeingTouched).
* Shego towards the eponymous ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', most obviously in "Stop Team Go".
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
** Pepe Le Pew.
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, only in the pilot episode "Best Friends".
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** [[TricksterGod Discord]] has a tendency to get touchy-feely with others. Especially Twilight Sparkle, for some reason. This is very likely [[ActorAllusion another allusion]] to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]], who, as mentioned above, enjoyed invading personal space to the point of appearing in bed with Picard, or in a bathtub with Janeway.
** [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Chrysalis]] demonstrates a similar tendency, directed at the magically hypnotized Shining Armor, when giving her [[EvilGloating evil monologue]]. The fact that she's essentially a G-rated [[HornyDevils succubus]] might have something to do with it.
** [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] often gets this way when she's excited ([[HoYay especially around Rainbow Dash]]), and in the episode "Bridle Gossip", she admits to never having heard of personal space, to absolutely no-one's surprise.
** Rarity. Most of the time she has a pretty good grasp on this but when she's excited or agitated, she can get rather close to the person she's talking to. This is seen best with her behavior around Twilight in very early episodes as "Ticket Master" (she pokes Twilight with her horn to spur her to help out Rainbow Dash), but it crops up again when she's grilling Fluttershy about how to improve her dress.
--->'''Rarity:''' We are ''[rubs her face against Twilight's]'' the best of friends, are we not?
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders in "One Bad Apple". Enthusiastic to meet Babs Seed, the trio rushes to greet her as soon as she steps off the train. The camera moves to Babs's point-of-view as Apple Bloom introduces herself and her friends while standing much too close. Then pans to Sweetie Belle, who's standing much closer, and finally to Scootaloo, who's standing ''even closer''. The upper part of Scootaloo's face takes up about 90% of the frame in the last shot. Later, at the Crusaders' clubhouse, there's a moment where Scootaloo actually rubs her flank against Babs's, with the latter looking noticeably uncomfortable.
** "Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3" has Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash both qualify for this trope. There's shots where they are right in each other's faces. Especially Twilight when she's trying to get Rainbow Dash to study.
** In "Flutter Brutter", Fluttershy's brother Zephyr Breeze is shown to have little respect for boundaries. He frequently gives Fluttershy an AffectionateGestureToTheHead, hugs both his parents without prompting, and even tries to get touchy-feely with Rainbow Dash, who couldn't care less for his advances and frequently has to push him away.
* WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs themselves in the episode "A Hug For Grouchy", where they practically assault Grouchy with a hug.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [=SpongeBob=] himself. Especially around Squidward. Squidward puts it like this in one episode:
-->'''Squidward:''' [=SpongeBob=]? Do you remember that little talk we had about ''personal space''?
** This quote sums it up nicely...
--->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' We're like brothers, only ''closer''!
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** The show keeps up the venerable ''Star Wars'' tradition of having Imperials who get uncomfortably close to the heroes while interrogating them, exhibit A being Grand Admiral Thrawn to Hera in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes "Hera's Heroes"]].
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E17DoubleAgentDroid "Double Agent Droid"]] reveals that fussy ex-Imperial protocol droid AP-5 has absolutely no problems walking in on people [[NobodyPoops using]] [[CallARabbitASmeerp the refresher]] if he ''really'' needs to tell them something. He does it to Wedge on-screen, and it's mentioned that Zeb was a [[NoodleIncident past recipient]] of this treatment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Starfire is '''ALWAYS''' eager to initiate "The GroupHug". Or an overly-enthusiastic individual hug. Unfortunately, few people are willing to reciprocate, perhaps fearing [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength broken ribs and bruising]]. The fact that she can learn any language by ''kissing'' is an unfortunate coincidence that ''does not help''.
** Slade tends to get uncomfortably close to Robin whenever they encounter each other, not to mention his apparent fondness for [[FoeYay restraining him from behind while whispering into his ear]], or manhandling him to the ground. The entire episode "Birthmark" has [[FoeYay Slade acting in such a manner in regards to Raven]]. He also likes to act in such a way with Terra. In the case of Terra, this is a pretty [[{{Squick}} unfortunate]] ShoutOut to their relationship in the comics, [[spoiler:in which Slade and Terra have a sexual relationship]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** Pepe's successor Fifi La Fume toward her love interests.
** Oh, and Elmyra "[[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe Take Him Home]] AndCallHimGeorge" Duff.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''
** Katie and Sadie towards Trent. In the first cast's cameo in the first episode of ''Revenge of the Island'', both Katie and Sadie make a Trent sandwich.
** Sierra in ''World Tour''. Although it's usually Cody that has to deal with this, she's managed to creep out Heather, Noah, and Chris by it too.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Dogs.
* Cats even more so, but that's mainly because they like being warm. They have a hilarious DoubleStandard with their ''own'' personal space too. Sit down anywhere near a cat that isn't in the mood for petting, and it will likely walk off in a huff, acting like ''you'' suffer from this trope.
* "[[http://deadpresidents.tumblr.com/post/43949692433/the-johnson-treatment The Johnson Treatment]]". US President Lyndon B. Johnson was well known for his domineering personality, part of which involved getting "his face a scant millimeter from his target", and it wasn't just people he was trying to intimidate who got this, he also did it to his friends and JFK himself. The fact that he was 6'4" certainly helped.
* [[http://notalwaysright.com/please-dont-pet-the-employees/1670 This customer]] on Website/NotAlwaysRight.
* There are three major ways in which people absorb information: Visual (through sight), Auditory (through sound) and Kinesthetic (through touch). Most people are dominant in one or two of these. Guess which one has issues with other people's personal space?
* Some people with social disorders, such as autism, have trouble reading social cues, which may or may not involve an understanding of the concept of personal space.
* Americans have one of the biggest bubbles of personal space in the world, leading to awkward situations when dealing with people of cultures who normally reserve much less. The biggest clash tends to occur in Asian countries, namely China, India, and Japan, who have such a high population density, there simply isn't enough room for personal space. On the other hand, Asian cultures tend to have averse attitudes towards touching between strangers, and many find the American custom of shaking hands at first meeting uncomfortable. Many Northern Europeans also find Americans a bit too eager to act in a manner reserved for close friends in their countries with casual acquaintances.
** If shaking hands is uncomfortable, imagine the reaction towards many Southern European, South American, and Middle Eastern cultures, in which people commonly greet each other by kissing on the cheeks. Some countries do a combination of these. In South Africa, people shake hands, yet find kissing cheeks of anyone other than a woman, child, or sibling weird.
** This can also be an issue for American military personnel deployed to the Middle East. Hesitation to allow locals to get near you can give the impression of distrust and sour relations. The fact that more than a few of the locals [[ParanoiaFuel might be enemy combatants]] or suicide bombers tends to sow a rather ''real'' sense of distrust on the part of the Americans.
* Older relatives you haven't seen for a while. They remember seeing you as a baby (which you obviously don't remember, so they might as well be a total stranger) so they have no problem invading your space to hug you, pat your head, or pinch your cheeks. The fear of that cheek pinching has almost become a trope in itself.
* Most toddlers and young children don't understand the concept of personal space yet.
* People from big, crowded cities, like New York City or Tokyo, don't have much sense of personal space in comparison to those from the country or suburbs. So, good luck trying to ride the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway if you have a high sense of personal space. It's even more difficult in Tokyo, where trains are so packed they need pushermen to shove people into trains to make sure the doors can close.
* Children who grow up in crowded situations, especially in poverty, often have a completely different concept of physical space than children in other socio/eco levels.
* If you [[HatesBeingTouched don't like being touched]], then you appear to ''attract'' the people who can't keep their hands to themselves and enjoy being in your face.
* Insects. Vertebrates usually have a natural fear of humans and will only approach humans by themselves if they have been tamed (and even then, they might still not approach you unless you have food). Insects, on the other hand, have no such natural fear and see no problem in landing on you and buzzing around your ears, no matter how much you try to swat them or chase them away.
* Filipinos are rather friendly and can become instant friends just by a single meeting, and don't mind sitting near each other like in a jeepney where sitting next to each other is a normal thing. This inevitably leads to CultureClash when Filipino-AMERICANS visit relatives and get socially bombarded with lots of touching/interaction.