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->"What is this powerful new juice coursing through my core source? The juice aches. Is this the rumored ache of feeling? The feeling of caring unknown to lemons?"
-->-- '''Lemonjon''', ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

So you have a character who's usually defined by a certain mood. Maybe they're always [[TheStoic calm and inexpressive]], or [[GenkiGirl cheery and upbeat]], or [[HairTriggerTemper brimming with rage]], or [[TheEeyore moping]]; whatever it is, this mood defines them to the audience and the cast. But every once in a while the planets align and something happens that brings this person a momentary change of heart. This can come as a shock to the audience, the rest of the cast, and sometimes even the character themself! They were so used to their normal state of mind and they're not sure what's going on when that smile starts to spread across their face or their eye starts to twitch in that odd way. They can only ask--"[[TitleDrop What is this feeling?]]"

Bound to happen at least once to any EmotionlessGirl and in the DefrostingIceQueen scenario.

For specific types of feelings that can evoke this, see WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove, and IsThisWhatAngerFeelsLike.

Compare NotSoStoic.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]

* Light in Manga/DeathNote is always very confident and powerful. However, [[spoiler:when Near first calls him and says "call me N",]] Light is shocked that he is deathly afraid and has a fantasy where he is still [[spoiler:handcuffed to L]].
* Checkmate from ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' was trained by [[BigBad Sunshine]] not to feel pain. He experiences an odd sensation after his opponent attacks his knee for an entire episode, at which point Sunshine is forced to reveal that he only ''thinks'' he can't feel pain.
* Something of a regular plot point in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', as it's assumed by everybody (including [[TinMan Contractors themselves]]) that Contractors are inherently [[LackOfEmpathy unemotional, selfish, and amoral]]. When those pesky emotions ''do'' finally show up, [[NotSoStoic most aren't exactly sure what to do with them]].
* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Sousuke's whole HeroicBSOD during TSR. Pretty much everyone was shocked and surprised at how depressed [[TheStoic he of all people]] became when he was split up from Kaname. Mao is shown to especially be exasperated with him when he [[TheAce uncharacteristically]] almost gets them killed because he's so out of it.
** In ''Always Stand by Me'', Sousuke is a bit unnerved to discover that his mecha's AI has apparently developed the capacity for ''survivor's guilt''.
* The warrior Zentradi in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' feel strange when confronted with ''culture''; this element is particularly prominent in the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove''
* Towards the end of ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'', the following dialogue takes place:
--> [[spoiler:'''Aaeru''']]: What have you done to me?! Why does my heart hurt so much?\\
[[spoiler:'''Neviril''']]: This is love.
* Happened to LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya, after she helped the schoolband ENOZ out. They were very grateful but Haruhi didn't really know to handle it and becomes sort of melancholic. Kyon then figures that it is because she's not used to being thanked by other people.
* Mytho from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' asks this question constantly throughout the series. It makes sense, because he shattered his heart (and thus lost his emotions) to seal away the evil Raven, and slowly regains emotions with each piece of his heart he is given by the title character.
* [[EmotionlessGirl Ren]] of ''Manga/ElementalGelade'' has to be taught jealousy. It works!
* In ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'', [[FriendlessBackground Hachiman]] [[TheCynic Hikigaya]] once, so far, wished to befriend [[IceQueen Yukino Yukinoshita]]. There is a good chance he hadn't wanted anyone specific to be his friend for years. However his feelings were promptly crushed - courtesy of Yukino.
* Horribly {{deconstructed}} in ''LightNovel/FateZero''. Kotomine Kirei has been trying to find something that can give him true happiness for years. Despite being a priest, he doesn't find it in doing good. Despite being TheAce, he feels no pride. Despite being a married man, he doesn't find it in... you know[[note]]His wife eventually committed suicide, which makes his only daughter thoroughly hate him. He doesn't see it as a loss[[/note]]. He finally finds something that makes him feel, it being being ''absolutely evil''.
--> '''Gilgamesh''': Rejoice!
* In one ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' OVA, Raoh feels a strange trembling in his body when he fights Kenshiro, who has recently discovered the secret of the [[SuperMode Musou Tensei]] technique. Kenshiro tells him that this is what fear feels like, and that his body unconsciously knows that it should be afraid.
* In ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Miu experiences jealousy for the first time when [[AnimeChineseGirl Renka]] comes to visit the dojo and begins acting openly flirtatious towards Kenichi. She even yells [[LampshadeHanging "WHAT IS THIS FEELING?!"]] after she angrily kicks (and breaks) the training post.
* When Naja first sees [[PersonOfMassDestruction the Destruct]] in ''Manga/SandsOfDestruction'', he's so shaken that it takes him a moment to realize that what he's feeling is fear in its deepest form. He's usually TheStoic intellectual and at first dismisses the idea as foolishness, but admits he has no other word fitting for something which causes your whole body to break into a cold sweat and shake uncontrollably.
* In ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'', Youko [[ShipperOnDeck sets up]] her friends Asahi and Aizawa on a date, then watches them from a distance to make sure everything goes well. As the date goes on and they seemingly get closer, however, she starts feeling an uneasy tightness in her chest and worries that she's sick -- not realizing that she's immensely jealous because of her own buried feelings for Asahi.
* During the rebellion arc of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', the warriors of the current generation are ordered to attack a rebellious comrade, namely, [[spoiler:Phantom Miria]]. The one from whose POV this segment is narrated recalls an uneasy sensation that she couldn't quite place as she enters fray. Only after she is cut down and regains consciousness, she realizes what that feeling was: [[TheDreaded fear]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In Creator/PeterDavid's "Earth Angel" Supergirl version, the demon Buzz feels a horrible pain when he tries to leave her. At first he thinks this is God's doing, but it turns out that, for the first time since he was a human, he's feeling guilt.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'', Bill often questions the little feelings that often come up, wondering what they are and why they exist within him. Even after he's told in Chapter Thirty-Two what it is, [[spoiler:empathy]], he spends a lot of time trying to figure out how it works. More than a trillion years without a feeling tends to do that.
* In ''[[http://xekstrin.tumblr.com/post/85696889758/duality Duality]]'', a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic written from [[ArtificialHuman Penny]]'s perspective, she describes her first experience with grief.
-->''These people had made her happy, and they were gone now. It seemed strange that these contrasting truths existed alongside each otheró that she was happy to be learning new things and going new places and sad to be leaving the old ones behind. That Erasmus had been important to her, though she didnít know it until now. That people could hate pain and need it to survive.''
* In ''Fanfic/LucysUnwantedHouseGuest'', Natsu is in a relationship with Lisanna, and often acts dismissive of Lucy before being brainwashed into thinking that he beat her up. However, when he sees her injured after the assault on her, he feels bad for her.
-->'''Natsu''': Why does my heart hurt? Is it because of [[LastNameBasis Heartfilia]]? I thought I only have feelings for Lisanna?
* In Chapter 18 of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Misty spots Ash and Iris training together, and seeing them grow close in such a short amount of time causes her to feel jealous. Psyduck then points out she's also afraid that Iris could steal Ash away from her.

* In ''Film/TheProducers'', Leo Bloom "feels strange" while spending an afternoon in the park with Max Bialystock. Bialystock suggests that maybe he's feeling happy.
** In the play version, Leo gets that same feeling or similar after his first encounter with sexy foreigner Ulla. In this case, Max calls it an 'erection'. Or in some modern performances, 'swine flu'.
* In the full length movie version of TheGrinch, The Grinch has this reaction when the Who's song fills him with joy. He also suffers from what looks like a heart attack caused by his heart rapidly growing.
-->'''[[Creator/JimCarrey The Grinch:]]''' [[LargeHam HHHNNNNGGG! MAX! Help me! I'm... FEELING!]]
* Giselle's first experience with anger in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.
* According to [[WordOfGod Word Of Actress]], Hermione went through this regarding her feelings about [[OperationJealousy Ron dating Lavender]] in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'':
-->'''Creator/EmmaWatson''': Hermione doesn't realize what it is that she's feeling, but it's probably just insane jealousy.
* In ''Film/KickAss2'', Mindy "Hit Girl" [=McCready=], who had been trained to be a fighter and killer since childhood, gets aroused for the first time when she watches a boy band music video. She gets scared and asks what is happening to her.
* In ''Film/ErikTheViking'', Thorfinn Skullsplitter asks this when the party meets [[TheDreaded Halfdan the Black]] and he experiences fear for the first time.

[[folder: Literature]]
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward is in a bad and irritable mood for some length of time, and eventually figures out that it's the thought of losing Hurog, the castle and surrounding lands he inherited, forever, which makes him feel so bad. His being upset at this is justified, as it's not only the only home he knows, it is a PlaceOfPower, and he feels lonely and empty without its magic.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* From an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
-->'''Jordan:''' I may have screwed up Blond stickís relationship and now I have this ''really weird'' feeling...
-->'''Dr. Cox:''' Itís called "guilt", ya Vulcan.
* ''Series/{{Profit}}'', when Jim Profit is confused by tears in his eyes [[spoiler:after killing his father.]]
* ''Series/GossipGirl'''s Chuck Bass when he first comes upon feelings of love. "''I feel sick, like there's... something in my stomach. Fluttering.''" Poor fellow, the object of his affection promptly informs him that the butterflies have ''got'' to be murdered.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': It takes [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Alain]] a moment before he realizes that he is afraid. Of death in particular.
* Series/{{Seinfeld}} episode "The Serenity Now". Jerry's current girlfriend challenges him to openly express his feelings, in this case, anger. This backfires as he becomes overly angry about everything, leading to the girlfriend eventually dumping him. For the first time, Jerry actually reacts to this not-too-uncommon turn of events, to which Elaine responds "Jerry, you break up with a girl every week!" Jerry, mystified by his own emotions, touches his eyes and says "W-what is this salty discharge?" Elaine: "Oh my God, you're crying." "That's horrible. I care!"
* Gob in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is puzzled to feel something that he can't identify as either 'envy' or 'hungry', when coming to terms with the fact that [[spoiler:Steve Holt is his son.]]
-->'''Michael:''' Could it be love?\\
'''Gob:''' I know what an erection feels like, Michael! No, it's the opposite. It's... it's like my heart is getting hard.
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Illyria, an EldritchAbomination stuck in human form, is not comfortable with a lot of emotions. While she's familiar with grief and rage, even if she does feel unsure how to [[IFeelAngry express them properly]], feeling betrayed is a new one. In her time anyone would betray anyone else if they showed weakness, and didn't take it personally.
* In the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E9Metamorphosis Metamorphosis]]", the Companion doesn't understand what Zefram Cochrane means when he complains about being lonely. After she becomes human, she understands.
-->'''Hedford/Companion''': Loneliness... this is loneliness. Oh, what a bitter thing. Oh Zefram, it's so sad, how do you bear it, this loneliness?
* This happens to several of the emotionless Observers in ''Series/{{Fringe}}''. September feels [[spoiler:paternal love towards Observer child created from his biological material]], and later [[spoiler:sympathy and friendship towards the Fringe team]], which, together, kick off much of the MythArc. August feels [[spoiler:romantic love, leading to his death]]. And Captain Widmark is slowly consumed by [[spoiler:an obsessive desire to catch the Fringe team]].
* ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'': "What, what, what is fun, fun, fun?" - Plex (the robot)
* Glory on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is distressed in the season five final episodes to find herself comforting Dawn and getting hurt that she rebuffs her. [[spoiler:It's a sign that the distinction between her and Ben is breaking down.]]
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Before Dennis gets married, he starts feeling emotional and expresses unfamiliarity with the sensation. Mac, creeped out, asks if he doesn't usually have emotions. Dennis replies that of course he has emotions, he just buries them.
* In season nine of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Castiel is visibly shocked when he finds himself noticing [[spoiler:a woman's breasts]]. As he's just recently [[spoiler:become human]], he wasn't expecting [[spoiler:hormones]].

[[folder: Radio]]
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In the episode "Marriage Madness", Miss Brooks and Walter Denton are shocked to see Mr. Conklin smiling and in such a good mood. Mr. Conklin himself reflects that he doesn't remember being so happy!

* Draco does this in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', experiencing... certain feelings and sensations for the first time when he sees the cleaned-up Hermione. It becomes one of the show's Crowning Moments of Funny because Draco is played by a girl. Ron has a similar but much more subtle reaction during the scene.
* Uttered by Galinda, the spoiled AlphaBitch who occasionally borders on CloudCuckooLander in the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', when she is denied entrance to the Sorcery Class she craves: "Something's wrong here. I'm not getting what I want." Later, she utters, in grief, "Is this what ''other'' people feel like?"
** And then there's the song that would be the TropeNamer if the phrase wasn't OlderThanTelevision. For humor, the description of the mutual feeling Elphaba and Galinda have for each other is described to imply LesYay before revealing what it really is: Loathing.
*** [[FoeYay Loathing]], [[BelligerentSexualTension eh]]? WordOfGod has [[WordOfGay said]]..
* Valjean and Javert both experience this in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', when they are given kindness that they feel they do not deserve (Valjean is spared arrest by a Bishop from whom he stole, and Javert has his life spared by Valjean, the man he has supposedly hunted for years). It's notable that the way they react is quite different: Valjean vows to atone for his sins and spends the rest of the show doing good, and as for Javert, well, the song it happens in is called "Javert's [[spoiler:Suicide]]" for a reason.
** There's also "In My Life", where Cosette and Marius explore what it's like to be in love for the first time. Marius's reaction to the feeling is also made fun of by Grantaire in the earlier song "Red and Black".


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In the video game ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'', Goliaths will occasionally say this verbatim if their health gets low enough.
* This exchange from ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'';
-->'''[[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Claptrap:]]''' What's this emotion I'm feeling? It's like, I wish I had those cards, but I also hate you for having them!\\
'''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS:]]''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: That's "envy", you emotionally stunted rhomboid. ]]
'''Claptrap:''' (Beat) And now I'm learning arousal!
* In one of the epilogues for the ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Dead Money'', [[ItsAllAboutMe Dean Domino]] (if he survives) eventually discovered [[spoiler:the fate of Vera Keyes and Frederick Sinclaire brought about by his actions]]. The epilogue notes that [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he felt sad for a moment]] but wasn't sure why.


[[folder: Visual Novels ]]

* In an interesting meta-example, the VN ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo,'' when released, turned out to be the one thing on the internet that could [[http://i.imgur.com/by4JK.jpg make]] Website/FourChan [[http://i41.tinypic.com/5owp3a.jpg cry]].
* Arcueid in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' after Shiki fails to show up for their meeting. She's incredibly angry because to her it feels like she got stood up on a date. After she calms down, she realizes its not like her to get so upset and asks Shiki why he thinks she got so angry. She's not used to feeling emotion towards people and will be vaguely accepting of the idea that she's selfish or that she hates him.
* Present in Hanzo's route in ''VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}}'', though it's downplayed. Hanzo is confused by his feelings for Enju at first because he had simply never loved anyone romantically before, but he does figure it out after a while.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* As demonstrated by the page pic, [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Tycho's]] tainted, twisted, mutant soul severely limits the situations in which he can feel things like joy.
* In Webcomic/MegaTokyo, Ed feels ph34r for the first time in [[http://www.megatokyo.com/strip/819 this strip]]. Cue manic laughter.
* Webcomic/TheParkingLotIsFull plays with this one, with a woman who is suddenly struck with an emotion no one has ever felt before.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Strong Sad, of WebAnimation/HomestarRunner, claims that "Something weird is happening to the sides of my mouth!" when he smiles in the Halloween special.
* In ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', Captain Hammer apparently feels pain for the first time after being hit with an explosion, and the experience drives him to psychiatry and sobbing like a little girl.
* WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation:
--> '''Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw:''' But after I'd played for a couple of hours, a strange thing happened; I was actually having fun. I know, it was a weird and frightening realization.
* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Kirito goes through this after the events of Episode 3.
-->'''Kirito:''' I've been having this weird pain in my chest, I was hoping this rare item might be able to fix it.\\
'''Klein:''' Well that's strange. What do you think caused it?\\
'''Kirito:''' Well, I suppose it started right after I watched my entire guild get slaughtered - I mean, ''I'' didn't take any damage, [[HeroicComedicSociopath so that can't be it...]]\\
'''Klein:''' (''disgusted'') Oh my GOD. [...] Kirito, you're not ''injured'', you're ''sad'' that all your friends died.\\
'''Kirito:''' Wow, I never even thought of it that way...\\
'''Klein:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah! Big shock, you friggin' sociopath!]]
* In episode 51 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Future Trunks finally stands up to Vegeta after enduring several episodes' worth of abuse from his (alternate timeline) father and blasts Vegeta over the horizon.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Huh. This is a new feeling... {{pride}} [[SoProudOfYou in someone else.]] (''wipes his mouth to find that he's bleeding'') Unfortunately it's OVERSHADOWED BY ALL THIS ''[[UnstoppableRage UNYIELDING RAGE!!!]]''
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''WebAnimation/HanazukiFullOfTreasures''. After Hanazuki has a fight with Kiazuki and talks to the Mirror Plant (who has the ability to mimic the thoughts of people nearby). The new treasure she gets turns black with a purple glow and an angry face, while Hanazuki looks sad, and the black tree that sprouts looks like an EmoTeen. The tree represents an unprecedented emotion for Hanazuki, gloom.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'' "And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then - the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ''ten'' Grinches, plus two!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
-->'''Grandpa:''' I tried to be a good babysitter, but I failed. I'm a feeb. A useless, old, worn out...
-->'''Bart:''' Lisa, I have this strong unpleasant feeling I've never had before!
-->'''Lisa:''' It's called "remorse", you vile burlesque of irrepressible youth.
** Subverted in another episode when Bart inadvertently gets Skinner fired.
-->'''Bart:''' I thought I'd be jumping for joy the day Skinner got fired, but all I have now is this weird, warm feeling on the back of my neck.
-->'''Lisa:''' It's called guilt, you feel guilty that your little stunt cost a man his job!
-->'''Bart:''' Yeah, maybe
-->Camera zooms onto Bart's neck, showing a tick feeding on the back of his neck.
** In "Lady Bouvier's Lover", when Abe develops feelings for Marge's mother;
-->'''Abe:''' I feel all funny... ''Gasps'' I'm in ''love!'' No, wait, it's a stroke! ''(Cut to an ambulance)'' Wait, it ''is'' love!
* Batman had to be told once in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' that a warm, fuzzy feeling was called happiness.
* King Julien when he feels guilt for the first time, in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', "Assault And Batteries":
-->But what is this feeling I am feeling? It is not a happiness. It is a feeling that I have not done all I should have done! I do not like it! How do I make it go away?
* [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqhfLTsEeZg The Fun Song.]]
* Wally in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' TV show had an experience like this. He had been hypnotized to do work. When it wore off, he mused to the effect of "What is this? I feel unclean. More so than usual."
* Luna in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. "Your princess enjoys this 'fun'. In what other ways may we experience it?"
* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' goes through this when he experiences [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]] for the first time at the sight of Princess Bubblegum with Ricardio the Heart Guy.
-->'''Finn''': "Ugh. I feel, ''weird''."
-->'''Jake''': "Sounds like you're dealing with some new emotions you don't understand: like ''jealousy''."
-->'''Finn''': "Blagh!"
** This trope is used in a heartwrenching way in "All Your Fault" when Lemonjon learns of "the feeling of caring unknown to lemons." He later [[spoiler:explodes and reverts to lemon candy, effectively killing himself]], so the Lemon People will have enough food to eat and won't attack the Candy People.
* Louise from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' goes completely crazy (even more so than usual) when she develops a crush on the lead singer of the band Boyz 4 Now, Boo-Boo.
--> '''Louise''': "Oh my God, what's happening to me!? CUT ME OPEN, I'M INFECTED! PULL IT OUT!"
--> '''Tina''': "It's okay, Louise. You're just having a crush."
** In an earlier episode, Louise asks if it's possible to feel sad for another person after discovering her father's lack of a decent childhood. She then proceeds to assume that she might be going crazy.
* Happens to Mandy in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' when she experiences a crush on a newcomer to town. Frustrated by the new feeling, she implores Grim to cut her heart out with his scythe but the two come up with something a lot more clever: Using an oddly more literal interpretation of the words "Break The Cutie."
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' When a humanlike robot steals one of the Shen Gong Wu. A heart. At first he is thrilled at all the new feelings he experiences until someone insults him and he feels hurt. He promptly declares that he doesn't like feeling human, takes the heart out of his chest and discards it listlessly.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' ChristmasEpisode "Invasion of the Secret Santas!", Red Tornado interprets a strange sensation as the "Christmas spirit" he's been trying to understand. It's actually an overload that causes him to explode (fortunately, he's a robot and is [[GoodThingYouCanHeal good as new]] once his parts are gathered and reassembled).
* Varrick, throughout his appearances in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', has always been a somewhat affable, but still CorruptCorporateExecutive. However, in Book 4, his attempts to harness the power of the spirit vines creates a FantasticNuke, and he tries to shut down the project as it is too dangerous. Thing is, he doesn't know ''why'';
-->'''Varrick''': Usually I look at a project like this and all I think is WOW! I can make a ton of money off this! But recently I've been having these...strange feelings. Inside. It's like I'm... concerned with others. And there's this nagging voice in my head. Constantly. Telling me what's right from wrong!\\
'''Zhu Li:''' I believe that voice is your conscience, sir?
* From the ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'' episode, "The Wicked King and the Mean Queen":
-->'''The Wicked King''': Drat! There's a strange feeling in my tummy. I feel as if I...care. *beat* I don't like it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/The7D'' episode "Hildy the Good", Hildy pretends to be a good witch in order to get in the queen's good graces and take over the kingdom. However, the act of doing good deeds causes a strange feeling to well up inside her. "Is this what being good feels like? Ew!"
** In "Jollybells", both Grim and Hildy experience joy:
-->'''Grim''': Do you feel that, Hildy?\\
'''Hildy''': No, I don't want to!\\
'''Grim''': What is that?\\
'''Hildy''': I don't know, Grim.\\
'''Grim''': I think it's, I think it's...joy.\\
'''Hildy''': Yes, I do feel it. Eeeeeew!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' episode "Princess is Better Than You", after learning that SpoiledBrat Princess' only toys are new age crystals, Claire gives her a doll. Princess is moved to tears, though she doesn't understand what is happening, and when informed that she's "having a feeling," she agitatedly demands it stop.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** As of "Too Far", [[spoiler:Peridot]] has trouble processing that she's started caring about how others feel about her, only being able to describe it in terms of feeling "small" when Amethyst starts ignoring her - even throwing a tantrum about how it doesn't make sense that she cares.
** In "The Zoo", Steven and Greg end up in a zoo full of humans, descended from ones kept in captivity by the Gems for generations. The "Zoomans" have never known want or pain, but when Greg refuses to pair up with any of them during [[ArrangedMarriage "The Choosening"]] they're all heartbroken and burst into tears. One of them even wonders if this is what "hurt" feels like.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Lolirock}}'' episode "Forget You!", after a spell causes Praxina to lose her memories, the princesses take her under their wing. After Auriana compliments her on her new outfit, she starts getting a warm feeling inside and wonders if she's getting sick. The other girls inform her that she's feeling good because Auriana was nice to her, and when Praxina decides she wants to keep feeling that way, they further explain that doing the right thing can also lead to that feeling.