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Crazy Jealous Guy

Well I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man
The Beatles, "Run For Your Life"

Meet the Spear Counterpart to the Clingy Jealous Girl. Combining the Deadly Sins of Envy and Wrath, nothing pushes his Berserk Button faster than seeing someone else look at his Love Interest (or worse, his Love Interest look at someone else).

Naturally, this is often handled differently than the Clingy Jealous Girl. An irrationally jealous female partner is often used as an element of comedy or treated as supposedly "normal" behavior for a woman, whereas the irrationally jealous male partner is more likely to be treated as if he has a serious flaw: it's portrayed less sympathetically, criticized more harshly by fans, less frequently played for comedy, and has a higher tendency to either rape the girl/guy he's in love with or Murder the Hypotenuse, rather than drag the object of their affections away by the ear or pummel them with a Hyperspace Mallet. Interestingly, though, at the far end of jealous insanity, the Yandere is far more often female.

However, a guy obviously acting paranoid in a situation where there's no reason for him to be jealous, especially as a Running Gag, makes for comedic gold. As long as the comedy comes from making the guy look like a fool and not from making his partner suffer, it's okay.

Of course, all bets are off when this trope is mixed with the Boys Love or Ho Yay, which is certainly not all that rare; in fact, the biggest Played for Laughs examples tend to come from this field.

May double as a Stalker with a Crush or Prince Charming Wannabe.

Examples

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Shiro no Eden: Shuuto is very protective of Mashiro and constantly butts heads with Ai.
  • Hana Yori Dango: Tsukasa Domyoji towards Tsukushi Makino, to the point of almost raping her out of sheer jealousy. He gets better later though.
  • Yusaku from Kimagure Orange Road. 90% of his Butt Monkey episodes come from him trying to forcibly get in Hikaru's good graces, no matter what she thinks about it. In fact, Hikaru openly tells him she's not interested in him but on Kyousuke, but Yusaku simply refuses to listen to her.
  • Kyo from Black Bird can slip into this towards Misao at times.
  • Ayashi no Ceres: Shiso/The Progenitor to Ceres - stalking her across time, killing one of their own children due to jealousy, and basically causing the whole plot over his possessiveness of Ceres.
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge: Hoshi over Nino. She barely even notices.
  • Shiva of Saint Beast, to Yandere Murder the Hypotenuse levels.
  • Girls Love manga Shiroi Heya no Futari ends with one of the girls, Simone, being stabbed to death by one of these.
  • Usami Akihiko of Junjou Romantica. He said himself that if Misaki ever attempts to leave, he will lock him up so no one can take him away. Fortunately Usami hasn't acted on it... yet. Misaki said Usagi was "his" when Sumi tried to kiss him.
    • Nowaki and Hiroki from Junjou Egoist have both shown this in regards to each other; such as when Nowaki saw Miyagi attempt to kiss Hiroki, he pushes the two apart, grabs Miyagi's collar, raises his fist, and looks like he wants to beat the living crap out of him, and Nowaki is a Gentle Giant. Hiroki goes to the hospital Nowaki works at and sees one of his work sempai fawning over him, claiming him as "his," and latching onto him, Hiroki has an inner monologue saying he doesn't want to do anything embarrassing, as he marches up to the sempai, thwacks his head with a big, and tells him to get his hands off "his" Nowaki.
    • Shinobu of Junjou Terrorist gets jealous of seeing a picture of Miyagi's deceased sensei that he used to love back when he was Shinobu's age, Shinobu cries from frustration of thinking that he'll never be able to compete with her and feels Miyagi will never love him completely; Miyagi puts those fears to rest though. Miyagi usually acts nonchalant towards Shinobu, but when he sees Shinobu with an attractive foreigner when Shinobu was avoiding him, Miyagi's reaction is to grab Shinobu, throw him in his car, and kiss him.
  • Takano Masamune from Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi over Onodera, although it tends to be more subtle than the usual examples of this trope.
  • Code Geass:
  • Ranma ½:
    • Kunō, except that he's more low-key than the girls and rarely Glomp the girls he's interested in. (Kunō because, unless he catches them by surprise, Akane and Ranma beat his head in for trying.) Mousse, though, is one of these through and through — even the fact his antics usually get him beaten up (by either the girl he chases or by someone he glomps by mistake) fails to dissuade him. (All Played for Laughs.)
    • Also, whenever Akane seemingly shows interest in anyone other than him, Ranma's jealousy knows no bounds. And when Ranma is hit with a Fishing Rod Of Love, he turns into this for Ryoga. Even going as far as attacking Akane out of jealousy.
  • Kyou Kara Maou:
    • Wolfram harbors a borderline obsessive jealousy in regards to his accidental fiance Yuuri.
    • Sara is a borderline possessive Yandere in regards to Yuuri.
  • Ryota Miyagi from Slam Dunk. One of his first appearances has him weeping river tears, screaming and punching the light out of Sakuragi because he mistook him for Ayako's boyfriend. To further illustrate things, Sakuragi was doing nothing more than walking with her and exchanging some small talk.
  • FAKE:
    • JJ, who keeps following his "sempai" Dee Laytner and clinging to him. He gets over it, lets go of Dee willingly... and gets a boyfriend (sorta) in the epilogue.
    • Dee can move completely into this trope at warp-speed if he feels motivated enough. Ryo can also suffer from Green-Eyed Monster syndrome on occasion, and when he does:
    Dee: And holy shit, but you can be an awfully catty bitch!
  • Gokudera from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. He sticks to Tsuna like no one else does and constantly tries to get people who start becoming "overly close" with Tsuna killed (and this is done in a comedic way). He becomes unreasonably jealous of anyone who is close to Tsuna, and is even shown watching Tsuna and getting incredibly pissed at Yamamoto for being so friendly with him. Plus his violent reaction when Chrome kisses Tsuna.
  • Gopher of Soul Eater is Noah's borderline personal fanboy. He beats Kid to a bloody pulp twice for having Noah's attention and gets extremely pissed off when Maka turns out to have the same uniqueness that made Noah apparently apparently have a fleeting interest in Gopher. This gets very bad when Noah decides that he wants to have Maka as well. Gopher is featured in all of 3 chapters.
    • It doesn't get any better. With his chance of killing Maka gone, Gopher beats up Kid some more until realising that while hitting him doesn't achieve anything, showing him something asymmetrical does. He exploits this until Noah turns up and takes Kid away.
  • Sakuya from Sensual Phrase.
  • Furuichi from Xam'd: Lost Memories, who held a strong love for Haru and a strong jealousy towards Akiyuki. Things didn't work out well for him.
  • Naoki of Jazz, leading to a particularly horrible Kick the Dog moment with his lover.
  • Atsushi Otani from Lovely Complex is a bit like this towards Risa Koizumi, but subtler than the standard.
  • Just like Yuno is a Clingy Jealous Girl for Yukiteru in Mirai Nikki, Akise is a Crazy Jealous Guy for him too. But while Yuno is more violent, Akise is more passive-aggressive and manipulative.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Prince Demand (Diamond) towards Queen Serenity.
    • Ali is this to both Usagi and En.
    • And Fiore for Mamoru in the R movie.
    • Also Umino acts like this in regards to Naru to a mild extent. Completely Played for Laughs.
    • And Saffir tends to become this towards his brother Demando whenever Demando is obsessing over Sailor Moon, yet never really crosses the line and as much is passive-aggressive about it. He does admit in the anime that he's jealous of Moon, though — and to Demando's Clingy Jealous Girl Esmeraude, even!
    • Zoisite has shades of this towards Kunzite. Specially obvious when Kunzite said he thought Reika, one of Zoisite's chosen victims, was beautiful: Zoisite got massively pissed for that one, and when he confronted Reika he verbally lashed out at her before turning her into a demon.
  • Haguro Dou from Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest. If you think a logical reaction to someone talking to your special someone (in his case an anti-social werewolf) is to beat that someone within an inch of their life, bite out their tongue, and sodomize them, you probably qualify for the crazy part pretty well. And his "reaction" to learning that said antisocial werewolf Likes Older Women and has a crush on their Hot Teacher was kidnapping said teacher, having her repeatedly and brutally gangraped and drugged to make her enjoy it, and videotaping it so he'd be able to release this to the internet and destroy her reputation. This guy rivals Yuno herself in the Yandere department, and is considerably more monstrous.
  • Black Cat: Creed for Train.
  • Full Metal Panic!: Gauron for Sousuke. Nothing pisses him off more than seeing Sousuke hanging out with his friends, or just simply having a life besides fighting Gauron. Gauron's reaction normally involves trying to eliminate these people in violent ways.
  • Ryoki from Hot Gimmick for Hatsumi. He's utterly obsessed with Hatsumi and while he at first just wants her to be his "slave" he eventually makes her his girlfriend. She's reluctant about getting involved with him because he always seemed "scary" and she was genuinely terrified of him for a bit, due to an incident when they were younger where she suspected that he pushed her down the stairs. She gradually develops feelings for him, but still has moments where she feels extremely put off and scared of his overly possessive and violent nature. His violent obsession over her develops to the extent where he firmly states that she's not allowed to even think of/love any other guy except him, even if it's her own brother. He also demands that she should keep conversations with all men under one minute, answer the phone on the first ring when he calls, show up at least an hour early to all dates, and often overreacts when a male's name is mentioned in conversation, even if it's just her little brother. If he happens to see her with another guy he tends to go off on a jealous rage and hit her. And, at one point, she tells him she can't be with him anymore when he orders her to make the impossible decision of choosing between him or her family. When she leaves him he states "That stupid woman...If she can't be mine she should just die." She eventually gets back together with him though and agrees to marry him at the end in the hope that he'll start being nicer to her if she stays with him. However, in the novels it's stated that Hatsumi has left him to be with Shinogu, her Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Saito is one for Louise in Zero no Tsukaima, though definitely not to the extent that Louise is a Clingy Jealous Girl for him.
  • Maki in Darker Than Black, (despite being a cute little kid), right down to trying to murder the guy his crush is in love with.
  • Pandora Hearts: Gilbert for Oz and Vincent for his brother Gilbert.
  • On Ah! My Goddess, Urd's ex boyfriend Troubador was one of these. According to Urd, back when they were dating he would use his powers to make bugs and insects crawl out of the bodies of any man who tried to flirt with her. He tried the same thing on Keiichi when he mistakenly believed Keiichi and Urd were seeing each other.
  • Tokiwa from Ask Dr. Rin! spends the first few episodes either trying to win Meirin over or Murder the Hypotenuse, even if said "winning her over" means trapping her in a potential And I Must Scream situation. This is subverted, once the demon who had been posessing him was exorcised. The actual Tokiwa is a very sweet, if a little doofy, Chick Magnet who Just Wants His Beloved To Be Happy.
  • In Okane Ga Nai, you have Kanou and Ayase. Long story shot: Kanou is ridiculously jealous and possessive, and hates Ayase even having contact with anyone other than him. Considering that Ayase is adorably cute and has Even the Guys Want Him to an extreme that may eventually shift genres into sci-fi territory (no, seriously, he has been nearly been raped so many times that it's just not funny, and there has been Wild Mass Guessing that he will turn out to be some alien creature that secrets pheromones to everyone that crosses his path), and Ayase has the survival instinct of a newborn bunny rabbit in a six-lane interstate highway, you can almost forgive the guy for being so protective. However, Kanou has huge issues telling Ayase that he loves him, and so if anyone even hints that they show an interest in him, he shows his affection in ... er...other more painful ways.
  • Jin towards Misaki in Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. While he himself makes no moves on her, when he overhears a couple of boys mention doing This and That towards her, he immediately starts a fight with all three of them.
  • In Corsair, after discovering that Sesaam is alive and thinking Canale is going back to him Ayace goes into crazy jealous mode. Canale had just half-an-hour before rejected Sesaam because he realized he was in love with Ayace. Ouch. Wrong choice, Canale.
  • In the manga Love Pistols, this is both Played for Laughs and played straight. Norririn acts like this in true Clingy Jealous Girl fashion whenever Kunimasa pays too much attention to anyone else, but he's never really serious about it, and he's in fact so uncertain about Kunimasa's feelings for him that when Kunimasa tries to play off their relationship like it doesn't mean anything to him, Norririn is incredibly hurt and breaks up with him. However, this trope is then played completely straight in Kunimasa who actually can't stand the thought of anyone else touching Norririn, and acts rather more violently if this occurs.
  • Invoked by Kaoru in ...Virgin Love. The reason he shuns romantic relationships is his fear of becoming like his man-crazy mother. His prediction does come true, but Daigo is willing to accept the madly jealous side of him and convinces him to give their relationship a chance.
  • Harry in Outlaw Star is very much this with additional stalker tendencies whenever he is around Melfina, and becomes irrational to the point of violence when she repeatedly rejects his advances and starts to spend a lot of time with Gene. Gene also acts like this around Melfina at times, though definitely not to the extent that Harry does.
  • Kisshu from Tokyo Mew Mew towards Ichigo.
  • In Happy Yarou Wedding, Todou has his moments when he thinks Yuuhi's cheating in any way.
  • Rolan of Märchen Awakens Romance shows signs of this during the Ghost Chess arc when Alviss tells him that Phantom likes him better. Cue, the two start fighting.
  • Let Dai: Dai. Ladies, Jaehee is off-limits. Seriously.
  • Under Grand Hotel:
    • Swordfish towards Sen.
    • And Norman's in love with Swordfish but pretended to be in love with Sen so he could get closer to Swordfish. He tried to persuade Swordfish to kill Sen but that didn't work. So, on one occasion when there was a scuffle going on he tried to get Sen out of the way by stabbing him with a pencil but accidentally ends up stabbing his inmate Walter instead who was trying to protect Sen in the hope of getting protection from Swordfish. When he finds this out, Norman holds a knife to Walter's neck telling him, "If you don't want to die, don't butt in again Walter!"
    • Also, Lain Brody. In the first few scenes we see him in he gives Sen a blowjob, strips him, drugs him and outright molests him as he's drugged (including telling him "No way in hell am I letting Sword Fish kill you. Because he doesn't love you. I'm the only one that can kill you."), rapes him with a mop handle, ties him up and hides him in a dryer. And when Swordfish finds Sen he gives him CPR. Lain responds to this by stabbing Fish in the arm with a fork and tries to stab him again while screaming at him, "Get off of Sen! He belongs to me!" Immediately after that Lain is shot and killed by security guards.
  • Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru: Luka is a mild version towards Yuki in both his male incarnation and female incarnation. He gets very noticeably pissed off and annoyed whenever he sees anyone touching or acting friendly with Yuki. He's also very protective of him.
  • Q-Ta of Honey Hunt over Yura.
  • Bokura ga Ita: Yano has a hard time trusting Nanami completely, displaying jealousy and possessiveness, even to the point of physically abusing her.
  • Ai no Kusabi:
    • Riki's Unlucky Childhood Friend Guy. He is so in love with Riki, not only does he give him an unwanted penectomy to remove the pet ring that was on his penis upon being told that as long as Riki wears Iason's pet ring he'll never be free of him, but he also blows up a fortress to kill Iason, Riki's lover.
    • Iason Mink himself is one of these, and like Guy, he becomes extremely obsessed with Riki. It's not touched upon in the OVA, but the novel and audio drama have scenes where Riki slept with a female pet and he was subsequently brutally tortured by Iason for "betraying" him.
  • In the manga Desire Climax both Hina and Shoei demonstrate these tendencies towards Mio. Hina even more so, since on many occasions, despite his cute and angelic appearance, he has demonstrated a chilling cruel streak and a manipulative personality; he wants Mio and is apparently willing to use tricks, blackmail, lies, and outright attempted rape to separate her from Shoei. He has even gone so far as to trick a half-blind Shoei into thinking he was Mio so he could attempt to seduce him, later telling Mio that he didn't do that because he loves Shoei, rather he did it because he would be "willing to do anything if it means I could separate you from that guy". He himself proudly admits that he's crazy when Mio calls him out on his actions and attempts to seduce her. Thankfully, both he and Shoei mellow out eventually.
  • Naoe from Mirage of Blaze expresses tendencies of this sort towards Kagetora. He was prepared to kill Kagetora and himself so that Kagetora will "never belong to anyone else". He also murders the hypotenuse by raping Kagetora's lover and later on forcing Kagetora to possess her to save his life.
  • Osanai from Paprika tries to strangle someone who tried to take Paprika away from him.
  • Sakura Gari:
    • Souma Saiki shows these traits towards Masataka, but later mellows out. However his possessiveness does go to horribly creepy levels before he lets go, involving raping Masataka and then blackmailing him to have sex with him. It's only after his suicide attempt, which was triggered by Masataka actually snapping on him due to his abuse, that he shows Masataka how much he really cares for him and their relationship stabilises.
    • Sakurako Saiki, revealed to be a boy named Youya, is frighteningly possessive of his brother Souma, tortures every single servant boy/girl that Souma takes as a lover, and hates Masataka because he is the object of Souma's affections.
    • Dr. Katsuragi is revealed to be really crazy for Souma as well, so much so that he rapes and tortures Masataka, ordering him to stay away from Souma and sticks his hand in boiling hot water. Katsuragi later holds Souma down and tells him "you belong to me" and attempts to strangle him when Souma starts talking about Masataka right before Souma manages to brilliantly fight him back. It's later revealed that he tried to help Souma kill his abusive stepmother (Sakurako's mom) when Souma was angry with her for her abuse. However, when Souma ultimately couldn't go through with it, Katsuragi grabbed Souma's hand (that held a knife) and made him slice his mother's wrists, and raped him that same night.
  • Gilbert from Kaze to Ki no Uta. Make sure to befriend Auguste at your own risk. Auguste himself is an even worse offender towards Gilbert.
  • And then there's how annoyed and angry Genkaku from Deadman Wonderland gets whenever he sees the possibility of a girl getting close to Nagi (in regards to Shiro, he is shown being extremely agitated, wondering what relationship she has with Nagi, and saying that Nagi never learns, and that he'll just have to punish him again (which he tries by attempting to have Shiro and Karako raped). In regards to Karako, he stabs her when she hugs Nagi, telling her, "Don't touch my carnage, you shitty girl"). And later, Nagi does a double suicide with Genkaku, holding him down so Ganta can kill him. Genkaku appears extremely happy, and calls Nagi his "savior". He was also the one that killed Nagi's wife in the beginning.
  • Griffith from Berserk acted a lot like one of these towards Guts in the past. After Guts left the Hawks Griffith's life went to hell and he grew to hate Guts and obsess over Casca instead. The reveal that Guts and Casca were lovers would ultimately cause Griffith to snap.
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Suboshi for Yui.
  • Katou from Haru wo Daiteita can drift into this territory when Iwaki is concerned. And he tends to react badly if anyone hurts him.
  • The yaoi manga Kawaii Akuma (and its sequel) has Naruse towards Akiyoshi.
  • Kizuna:
    • Ranmaru acts like this a bit about Enjouji, but it's nowhere near the serious extent to which Enjouji acts around Ranmaru. Apparently it's In the Blood because his half-brother Kai acts the same way around first Ranmaru, and then Masa.
    • Then there's Jack, who will kill you if you sleep with Roy. He will take a sniper gun and put a bullet through your brain if you fuck his boyfriend.
  • Marmalade Boy:
    • Kei is maybe the worst among Miki's suitors in regards to this. In the anime, however, he does get better.
    • In the anime, both of the Grant boys show traces of this: older brother Brian is one for Ginny, younger brother Michael is another for Miki. They mellow out later. Ironically, Michael's most direct rival for Miki isn't Yuu... but the Older and Wiser Kei.
  • Karakuridouji Ultimo: Rune towards Yamato.
  • Haou Airen: Hakuron. And in the end, Kaafai. Very ironically, he kills Hakuron, the one who drove him over the edge.
  • Reimei No Arcana: Caesar can get quite clingy and easily jealous when it comes to Nakaba. Also, Chapter 21 seemingly hints that Loki has feelings for Nakaba and is jealous of Caesar's relationship with her.
  • Suzu of Peacemaker Kurogane towards Yoshida and later towards Tetsunosuke.
  • Get Backers: Takuma Fudou over Ban. At one point he says to Ginji Ban's Heterosexual Life Partner "When you're around, Midou doesn't even notice me. Midou's eyes are not on me... because you're in the way!" and attempts to kill Ginji.
  • Kazehaya of Kimi ni Todoke is this to Sawako, although as a minor and played completely sympathetic trait.
  • Alois Trancy of Black Butler has tendencies of this sort towards Claude. Sebastian can be seen as this towards Ciel, once stating that "Young master is mine."
  • Gendo towards Yui in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also, in the Angelic Days manga, Kaworu is Shinji's childhood friend, and is severely possessive of the boy when Asuka or Rei get too close.
  • In episode 17 of D.N.Angel Saehara acts like one of these for Mio Hio. And in episode 23 Kael acts like one for Freedert.
  • In the manga Lilim Kiss, Souma, the one who previously released the titular succubus hated the fact Lilim did not drain him exclusively and went out to other guys during the night despite his attempts to force her to stay with him alone he ended up sealing her in a jealous rage. Upon learning she was released and didn't remember him and stayed with Takaya exclusively even though Takaya never threatened her, he steals the pendent and seals Lilim again so she will be his and his alone.
  • Tamaki of Ouran High School Host Club can sometimes fall into this in regards to Haruhi. He's mostly harmless though and a lovable idiot.
  • Kiniro No Corda: Yunoki shows mild signs of this early on when Hino is first getting close to Hihara; i.e., the minor chord and ominous background that occurs as he watches Hino and Hihara joke around. Fortunately, he shifts gears pretty quickly after he gets to know Hino better and Hihara displays genuine interest in her. He also shows subtle signs of this towards Hino, getting somewhat jealous when he heard she was hanging out with Tsukimori, Tsuchira, and Hihara in one chapter in the manga and later asking her privately if he can't have "fun" with her too. Also, Tsuchira for Hino.
  • Touji of Peach Girl for Momo.
  • Kamisama Kiss.:
    • Tomoe, he normally is a regular asshole to the heroine Nanami but should another man even look at her, much less talk to her, watch out. It's usually Played for Laughs - it's a Shojo series after all - particularly since it's one of the first early hints to his true feelings.
    • Mizuki also has quite a bit of jealousy towards Tomoe and he is often seen trying to get Nanami to hate Tomoe by telling her lies and half-truths about him. Also played for laughs usually.
  • This is hinted at just once in Fullmetal Alchemist, when the Animated Armor serial killer Barry the Chopper attacks Riza Hawkeye. Because she shoots him instead of freaking out and screaming, he decides that he's in love with her. She puts in a call to her commanding officer, Roy Mustang, who arrives on the scene to witness Barry putting his arms around her waist. It's quite obvious that Riza is not happy with the situation, and Roy reacts by growling and putting on his ignition gloves, telling her to move out of the way so he can set Barry on fire for the impertinence. (This is the first hint in the story that the relationship between Roy and Riza isn't exactly platonic.)
  • Saionji towards Anthy in Revolutionary Girl Utena.
  • Nabari No Ou: Raikou looks mildly annoyed whenever Gau interacts with or talks about Yoite. It's almost like he's jealous. Both Raikou and Gau state at some point that they would do anything for each other. Gau is so devoted to Raikou that he's willing to kill himself to make Raikou happier. Raikou, for his part, is protective of Gau to the point that when a mook hurts Gau, Raikou goes completely berserk, kills him, and mutilates his dead body.
  • Stepping On Roses: Nozomu. To insane proportions. He even goes so far as to go around with an ax "Here's Johnny" style trying to catch Sumi "cheating on him" As if he couldn't get any creepier, finding out that Sumi is his sister makes him even MORE obsessed with her.
  • Kyo of Fruits Basket turns into a very mild version of this around every guy who has some sort of relationship with Tohru, whom he eventually marries.
  • Date Masamune from Gate 7 is a Crazy Jealous Guy Played for Laughs. He's a Chaotic Good just because his "kitten" Hana is in the Urashichiken, he get lose in his own Imagine Spot of Hana when he should being kicking ass and since his subordinate's main job is scold him when he gets over the line, Hilarity Ensues. But he tries to Murder the Hypotenuse twice.
  • Hana No Mizo Shiru: Kawabata acts very possessively towards Misaki, ostensibly out of jealousy. He apparently interrogates him about any acquaintances he makes at his university - and then he really doesn't like it when Misaki hooks up with Arikawa.
  • In Air Gear the Agito side of Akito's personality is normally the rather Ax-Crazy one but Akito is even shown to have a dark side of his own, becoming jealous to the point of scaring Kururu when she gets too close to Ikki.
  • Arima of Kare Kano fights with these feelings in regards to his girlfriend Yukino.
  • V.B. Rose: Fairly early into the story, we're told that Mitsuya hates being around Sekiguchi because they're somewhat alike. Much later, the truth comes out: Sekiguchi gave Mitsuya's love interest Tsuya a friendly kiss on the hand during their first meeting. Mitsuya's hated him ever since.
  • In Detective Conan, for all of Ran's Tsundere and mild/-not-so-mild Clingy Jealous Girl traits, Conan/Shinichi himself gets very jealous whenever it seems that someone else might be interested in her. Considering that Conan is a Deadpan Snarker who can't exactly act on it due to having been shrunk to a kid's age, it's almost all Played for Laughs.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • When Japan visits Greece's home and Turkey shows up all of a sudden, both Greece and Turkey, who hate each other to begin with, turn into this towards Japan. Hilarity Ensues.
    • China is a non-romantic example with a side order of Meddling Parents, as he can be very clingy towards his younger siblings, treating them like children. Their reactions vary: Hong Kong gets VERY pissy, Macau becomes passive-aggressive, Taiwan goes Tsundere...
    • Lest we forget the resident male Yandere?
    Russia: So please be good to him from now on, okay? He used to be mine, after all.
  • In Love So Life, Nao does not like other men getting near Shiharu.

    Comics 
  • Moose of Archie Comics is notorious for beating guys to a pulp, or threatening to do so, for as much as asking his girlfriend Midge for the time. Of these guys, only Reggie has ever actually made a move on her. Always Played for Laughs. One 1970s story exaggerates this by having Moose angrily ask Midge why Big Ethel was talking to her. When Midge points out that Ethel's a girl, Moose says, "Duh, well she don't look like no girl I ever saw."
  • Dirk in Luann (who just so happened to unexpectedly show up recently, ostensibly as their garbageman).
  • Subverted in the ElfQuest story "Moonshade". Moonshade and Strongbow are lifemates, by the fandom sometimes labelled "the only remotely monogamous couple". In this story, Ahnshen falls in love with Moonshade. Strongbow gets pretty ticked off, to the point of tackling Ahnshen and taking him to task—for beating around the bush rather than getting to the point already.
  • Huitzilopochtli in the Vampirella story "The Betrothed of the Sun-God" fries anyone who sets a lecherous eye on Vampirella. But when Vampi decides not to go with him, he's stand-up enough to let her go.

    Fan Fiction 

    Films — Animation 
  • Gaston of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. His Villainous Breakdown begins when he realizes Belle is in love with the Beast, sending him downward into full-on murderous Yandere mode.
  • Hal Stewart in Megamind, who goes crazy after Roxanne Ritchi rejects him for "intellectual dweeb" Bernard, who is actually Megamind himself in disguise.
  • Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame fits the bill much better than Gaston. His whole deconstruction revolved around his sexual obsession with Esmeralda and was willing to kill her along with her other two love interests, one of them being his adoptive son.
  • In Balto, Steele has a Villainous Crush on Jenna, who doesn't reciprocate the sentiment and shows more interest in his rival, Balto. Needless to say, he doesn't take it well.

    Films — Live Action 
  • Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. His poor wife can't even talk to another man without at least the threat of violence.
  • Paul Snider from Star80. Based on a True Story of the tragic murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten by her insanely possessive husband.
  • Alfred of Unfaithfully Yours, who tries to murder his wife when he believes that she's been cheating on him. Played for Black Comedy, especially when he turns out to be too inept to actually pull off the murder.
  • The 2009 Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film portrayed the eponymous character as this when it comes to his best friend Dr. Watson's engagement to Mary Morstan.
  • Any film adaptation of the story of the murderously jealous Othello. Arguably the most famous Crazy Jealous Guy in fiction.
  • The obsessed Heathcliff in any film adaptation of Wuthering Heights has no problem ruining peoples lives with his jealousy even the life of the woman he loves and his own.
  • Don Jose in any film adaptation of Carmen or the updated Carmen Jones. In the Rita Hayworth adaptation The Loves of Carmen the eponymous character seems to have this effect on almost every man she meets.
  • Although not initially seeming to embody this trope Alistair Stewart from The Piano.
  • Although Reggie Kray from the Based on a True Story film The Krays wasn't depicted as being habitually jealous around his wife he did attack two men he suspected of flirting with her
  • Jeremy Irons in Damage, if you consider traveling from London to Paris to spy on someone crazy. Anna's deceased brother seems to have been an even more extreme example of this trope committing suicide because he thought she was sleeping with other boys.
  • Lost Highway gives us Mr Eddy and Fred Madison (Bill Pullman).
  • Otto in A Fish Called Wanda.
  • Essex Boys has Jason Lock who gets insanely jealous over suspicions that his wife had been unfaithful while he was in prison despite the fact that he constantly cheated on her. This leads to him abusing his wife and taking out his rage on his mistress by murdering her.
  • Dr. Frank N Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sure, he flirts with nearly everyone in the film. But, if he sees Rocky with anyone else besides him, he goes into a jealous rage. Janet Weiss had to learn this the hard way.
  • Bobby from 1996's No One Would Tell, Based on a True Story of 16-year-old Jamie Fuller who killed his 14-year old girlfriend Amy Carnevale when she tried to break up with him.
  • Koop in Human Traffic.
  • Ray in Nil By Mouth abuses his wife for playing pool with another man.
  • David in Fear attacks a boy for hugging his girlfriend and later murders him.
  • Bud towards the end of L.A. Confidential when he finds out that Lynn slept with Exley.
  • The Timothy Hutton character in The Temp destroyed his marriage with his paranoia.
  • Tony Montana over Gina, his sister in Scarface (1983).
  • Mark Brandon in Chopper.
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has Anakin Skywalker starting to develop into this.
  • In Villain, when Shimizu's girlfriend stands him up to go off with another guy, Shimizu follows them and kills her.
  • Martin from Sleeping With The Enemy hits his wife for standing at a window where a man can see her.
  • Charles from The Unfaithful Wife and Edward from the American remake Unfaithful although generally a sane, mild-mannered men murder the men their wives have been cheating on them with.
  • Ace Rothstein in Casino fired a young employee of his just for saying his wife was beautiful.
  • Hot head Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas is seen telling his girlfriend not to talk to any men while he goes to the other side of the room.
  • John from Boys Don't Cry was motivated by jealousy over Lana as well as homophobia (actually, transphobia) when he murders Brandon, the trans sexual guy whom Lana was dating.
  • In Bruges: Eirek
  • There's a scene in Show Me Love were Jessica has to break up a fight between her boyfriend and another boy chatting her up.
  • A Room For Romeo Brass Morrell follows the object of his obsession, Ladine, and terrorizes and semi-kidnaps her brother when he sees her flirting with a boy.
  • City of God has Shorty and Lil Ze.
  • In Secret Window, The Reveal of who the killer is and what his motive truly is.
  • Jake in U Turn punches the main character Bobby after catching him with his wife, then offers him money to kill her.
  • In Mystery Team, Duncan and Charlie don't like the amount of attention Jason pays Kelly.
  • Seemingly harmless, but eventually murderous Sidney in Layer Cake.
  • Johnny in Mickey Blue Eyes who takes the most innocuous comments passed between his girlfriend and another man as a sign of infidelity.
  • Caledon Hockley in Titanic.
  • The Duke in Moulin Rouge!.
    Duke: Satine will be mine. It's not that I'm a jealous man! I JUST DON'T—LIKE—OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!!
    (beat)
    Zidler: (Totally freaked out) I... understand... completely... Duke.
  • Bill in Kill Bill.
    Bill: I... overreacted.
    [long pause]
    The Bride: You overreacted?
  • William and his shotgun in The Edge Of Love
  • Bobby in the TV movie No One Would Tell towards his girlfriend Stacy to the point of physical abuse and killing her.
  • Cherrybomb features Luke's major possessiveness over Malachy.
  • Johnny and Ballard in Gilda
  • The Judge in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
  • The eponymous character witnesses her father acting this way towards her mother in Gia.
  • Takeo Saeki from The Grudge series. It was his insane jealousy and how he acted upon it that started the curse in the first place.
  • Harkin in Horrible Bosses
  • Guy in Swimming with Sharks
  • Albert Spica in The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover
  • Blue in Sucker Punch: creepy, violent, possessive, moody, delusional, obsessive, creepy, mood swingy, twisted sense of ownership, disrespectful, and insane.
  • Gripper Burke in Carry On Loving.
  • William Billy Bedlam Bedford in Con Air finds his wife in bed with another man and responds by murdering her entire family.
  • Shorty in Dangerous Minds murders Emilio because he claims he stole his girlfriend.
  • The Cook in Spun showed signs of being this.
  • Betty's husband in the 1971 spin-off film of On The Buses and Blakey in one of the sequels.
  • Philip, the male lead in Captives, is in jail for murdering his wife who he believed was two timing him.
  • Jackie Boy from Sin City who, despite being married doesn't, take too kindly to his ex-bit on the side Shellie having another man in the house.
  • Weekend at Bernie's: Mob boss Vi had Bernie wacked for sleeping with his girlfriend.
  • Wayne Collins from The Gift.
  • Jordan from Tomorrow La Scala who was serving a life sentence for the manslaughter of his wife and the murder of the man he caught her having sex with.
  • More cold-blooded than most is Tony Wendice in Dial M for Murder and Steven Taylor in the remake The Perfect Murder.
  • John Garth in Valerie murdered his wife's parents and attempted to murder her.
  • Geoffrey Clinton in The English Patient commits suicide and double murder by intentionally crashing his plane with himself and his wife inside it into his wife's lover.
  • The Shawshank Redemption: Andy Dufresne is serving life for murdering his estranged wife and the man she left him for, but he turns out to be an aversion to this trope, however, when it's discovered that he's innocent.
  • Body Language Dora's husband
  • Destro from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra has DeCobray's husband killed and tries to have Duke turned into a Viper. Destro does not like having rivals.
  • This is one way to interpret Labyrinth's Jareth's behavior. Well, mostly when he threatened Hoggle whom he thought was a rival for Sarah's affections.
  • Vincent in The Color of Money exhibits signs of this whenever he gets the slightest hint that his girlfriend Carmen might be interested in someone else. During a hustle, when Eddie and Carmen were pretending to be a couple, Vincent was noticeably distracted by Eddie's heavy petting of her.
  • Packard Walsh from The Wraith he practically keeps Keri Johnson under lock and key, not letting any other guy look at her funny. He even murdered her boyfriend, Jamie Hankins which caused him to be the titular Wraith. When he spies on her making out with Charlie Sheen's character Jake, he snaps and kidnaps her intending to take her out of Arizona.

    Literature 
  • Sweet Valley High Elizabeth's boyfriend Todd reacts very badly to anyone he perceives as a rival for her affections. So much so that the fan site 1bruce1 nicknamed him Todd Punch Wilkens. Enid's boyfriend Ronnie Edwards was also like this.
  • Jimi Deed (based on Tommy Lee) from the Pamela Anderson semi-autobiographical Starstruck.
  • Erik from The Phantom of the Opera.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire but in the case of Catelyn Stark's Unlucky Childhood Friend, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, he reaches disturbingly Yandere levels of jealously i.e: kicking off a continent-wide civil war just because he couldn't have her for himself. Later on, he seems to be desperately trying to make his Replacement Goldfish, Catelyn's daughter, Sansa Stark solely dependent on him, and view him as the only man worthy of her.
  • Both Gilbert Markham and Arthur Huntingdon in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall — the former takes his rage out on his perceived rival, the latter on his wife.
  • Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights.
  • Dom Casmurro: The main character, a lawyer named Bentinho, seems to be truly crazy and obsessed with the thought of his wife cheating him with his best friend. However, since he's also the narrator, it's not clear if it was true or just pure madness.
  • In The Alien Series, this is Kitty's type, although she's not sure if she's attracted to them or they're attracted to her.
    • Martini gets upset when Kitty spends time alone with other men and tries to make her change her ringtone, "My Best Friend", for her male best friend.
    • Kitty's ex-boyfriend Brian was so clingy and demanding that she dumped him for it. Ten years later, he's still not over her.
  • "Hollyoaks" has Brendan Brendan for his on-again, off-again boyfriend Ste Hay.
  • There was a Fear Street miniseries based around a girl with an insanely jealous boyfriend who murdered several people for getting too close to her, including guys he spotted on dates with his girlfriend's roommates who had borrowed her clothes. It's eventually revealed that the girl has multiple personalities and her "boyfriend" as well as her roommates are all her own alter-egos.
  • Shadow Of The Templar: Simon, in Chapter 10.5 of Double Down, takes out his jealousy of Jeremy's ex-boyfriend on Jeremy.
  • We takes place in a Free-Love Future where everyone belongs to everyone else (as long as they have a pink sex ticket for that day). Thus, the protagonist is deeply ashamed and disturbed at how angry the thought of a woman he's met sleeping with other men makes him — how unnatural and illogical of him!
  • In Poul Anderson's "Holmgang", Johnny is shot to death by a man in a bar over a girl. Later turns out to be a ploy to eliminate him, and so open up a slot on the ship for the killer, who needs to return to Earth.
  • The Mortal Instruments:
    • Jace does have a tendency to lapse into this, especially when it concerns Clary and another guy.
    • His parabatai Alec also has quite the problem with jealousy. Especially in regards to Magnus.
  • Like his animated counterpart, Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame was obsessed with Esmeralda and would kill her if she rejected him. There are a few differences, though: he was a holy man, had done good deeds such as raising his younger brother after their parents' deaths and taking in Quasimodo when no one else would, and didn't kill anyone (despite his attempts). However, he was still eager to throw her to the wolves if his feelings weren't returned.
  • Christian Grey. He's based off of Edward Cullen, another jealous boyfriend, and he's significantly much worse. He has her workplace under his control, he traces her with her cell phone (a present from him, by the way), and freaks out if she doesn't reply to his texts or emails within a certain time-frame. Even in the sequel, he buys all of the pictures of her just because he doesn't want another guy looking at her.

    Live Action TV 
  • On Cafe Americain (short-lived Sitcom from The Nineties starring Valerie Bertenelli), this was Carlo's Catch Phrase, demonstrating his jealousy over anyone making eyes at his girlfriend:
    "I kill him! I kill him bad! I kill him two times!"
  • Gavin on Raising the Bar turned this trope Up to Eleven.
  • The eponymous character of House is this towards his best and only friend Dr. Wilson and any man interested in Dr. Cuddy.
  • Dean from Gilmore Girls. He loathed Tristan simply for the fact that he had classes with Rory and after Tristan was Put on a Bus, he starts reacting jealously when Rory and Jess start to become friends and continued to antagonize them even after dumping her and she starts to date Jess. Dean's jealous nature reappears when Rory and Logan become friendly, even though Dean himself is cheating on his wife with Rory and he still loses Rory to a rival in the end.
  • Chuck on Gossip Girl can be this way with regards to Blair sometimes.
  • Jez in Peep Show has sent dog crap in the post, peppersprayed, sabotaged the career of, tried to punch and possibly subconsciously tried to murder the men - and in one case, a woman - who he considered rivals for whatever woman - Toni, Nancy, Big Suze, Elena etc - he was currently infatuated with. In one episode, he got so clingy he was threatened by his girlfriend showing kindness to a homeless man. Mark, although less extreme, still has elements of this trope in his jealous stalking of Sophie and Johnston when he punched Jez after mistakenly thinking he was sleeping with Big Suze.
  • Family Affairs villain Pete Callen murdered his wife's lover and framed his wife for the crime
  • Andy in Parks and Recreation. After Ann dumps him and begins dating Mark, he goes to great lengths to try and get her back, including moving into a pit in front of her house.
  • Ray Kowalski in Due South was this way when his ex-wife began dating someone, and when Fraser showed interest in at least one woman, and especially toward Fraser's deep friendship with Ray Vecchio.
  • Will in The Secret Life of Us went through a phase of being like this with his girlfriend Sam and Jason when he started stalking his ex started when she started a fling with a musician
  • Six Feet Under: Brenda's brother took this to crazy levels over her relationship with Nate. Nate himself had a moment of this while stoned and Russell's behavior bordered on this at Claire's art exhibition at the end of series 4
  • Alison's husband in Jimmy McGovern's Accused.
  • Skins: A major Berserk Button for Cook is seeing another man get cozy with Effy. Also, Lara's ex when he threatened JJ.
  • Eastenders has Grant Mitchell and Mark Fowler.
  • John in The Lakes.
  • Mac over his wife Catherine in Clocking Off.
  • Lex in The Wire.
  • Pullo over Eirene and Vorenus over Niobe in Rome.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer has given us many, many examples of crazy jealous men. Spike, Angelus, Riley, Xander and Oz have all had their moments and the identity of the killer in the episode "Beauty and the Beasts".
  • Emmerdale gives us Chris Tate and Cain Dingle.
  • Charlie Stubbs and Frank Foster in Coronation Street.
  • Adam Williams in Cold Feet.
  • Friends: Played for Laughs.
    • Ross was this way with Rachel and, to a lesser extent, Emily.
    • Chandler had a bit of this with Kathy as well, and Monica whenever Richard is brought up.
    • Deconstructed later on with Ross as his irrational jealousy leads to him and Rachel breaking up. Emily becomes this in a much less funny way. And Chandler's jealousy drives to Kathy to sleeping with her co-star. Plays out better with Chandler and Monica, as he explains he's worried about Richard because she loves him more than Chandler and Monica quickly asserts that Chandler has never been second best to her and he's more important than Richard.
  • The Sopranos had a minor character like this who put a man in a coma for talking to his girlfriend. Christopher also had his moments over Adriana.
  • Heathcliff in any TV adaptation of Wuthering Heights and Sparkhouse, based on Wuthering Heights, had the character Andrew, who was so jealous at the idea of his ex having sex with someone else that he banged his head against a wall.
  • Oz has a homosexual version of this with Keller's obsession with Beecher.
  • Sean Kerrigan in Cracker.
  • David (Allisons husband) in Accused
  • Domestic Abuser Christian in Brookside.
  • Neeley in Falling For A Dancer.
  • Susy's husband in Tutti Frutti.
  • Bruno Milligan from Footballers Wives made his wife's life a misery with his paranoid suspicions and despite being a constant philanderer, Jason Turner seethed with rage at the idea of his wife so much as flirting with another man
  • Despite usually lamenting the fact that he's married to Peg, Al Bundy from Married... with Children frequently reacts like this when other men make advances on her.
    • Al is also, oddly, completely unprotective and over protective of his daughter, Kelly. He doesn't seem to care where she goes or who she's with, or what she does. But let him catch a boy in the house, and he will beat him up (generally by smashing his head into walls) then throwing him out of the house.
  • An episode of Extras had a minor character with dwarfism who got violent with anyone his girlfriend told him had made advances towards her
  • Michael in Brotherhood, to the point where he's blind to the fact the everything else in his life is falling apart.
  • Soames Forsyte in The Forsyte Saga.
  • Tony in Men Behaving Badly, both when he was obsessively pursuing Debra and once he finally got her. In one episode, he gets so paranoid he puts his arms possessively around her when a group of 12 year old boys walk past
  • The Inbetweeners has Donovan over Charlotte. Jay borders on this with his obsessiveness over his girlfriend Chloe's whereabouts in the final episode of season 2, although he is a far more gentle example than most.
  • Rose's husband Len in The Jury.
  • Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: The Turkish pimp in series 1. Ally Fraser showed potential to be this when he warned Wayne off Vicky.
    Ally: That's mine.
    Wayne: Nice car, squire.
    Ally: I didn't mean the car.
  • At Home With the Braithwaites had the patriarch David Braithwaite who nearly killed his brother in a fight over his ex Alison, then punched another man over her. Mike Hartnoll threatened his estranged wifes lesbian lover with a gun
  • The Tales from the Crypt episode "Split Second" has Steve Dixon, the head of a logging company who really doesn't take kindly to his workers cracking jokes about his new wife. He ends up severely beating his newest worker after his unfaithful wife seduces the guy and he catches them in the act.
  • Finn of Glee toward Rachel any time she's dating someone who's not him.
  • Desperate Housewives: George, a pharmacist, lusted after Bree once she ended their affair together and became jealous of her husband, Rex. So he tampered with Rex's prescription drugs by replacing his heart medication with placebos. He also beats up and attempts to kill other people who look like they are trying to come in between him and Bree. He also drugged Bree at one point and was seriously considering taking advantage of her. He eventually proposed to Bree and pressured her into marrying him. After the engagement, he became increasingly possessive of her and increasingly violent.
    • Carlos towards Gabrielle in the first season of Desperate Housewives. She was cheating on him, but he ended up physically assaulting the wrong man twice (both of them turning out to be gay) and getting a prison sentence for it.
  • Gabe from The Office is starting to feel real uncomfortable about Erin being around Andy.
  • Arthur from Merlin doesn't appreciate Guinevere having close friendships with any other males (except Merlin) and becomes a Green-Eyed Monster every time she seems particularly fond of any one other than him. When he catches her and Lancelot in an embrace, he attacks Lancelot and would have killed him had Guinevere not thrown herself between them.
  • Jealocit, a Villain of the Week from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. He had a crush on Insarn since high school, but when she fell in Love at First Sight with former Carranger Kyosuke Jinnai, he developed BURNING JEALOUSY POWER!!! and nearly defeated the Gokaigers. Then Kyosuke (who had no interest in being a vertex of this Love Triangle) mediated the situation... and the Gokaiger kicked his butt.
  • Eli from Degrassi. He goes crazy after Clare starts talking to Fitz, and acts this way towards Imogen when they date. He finds out that it isn't related to his mental illness, he's just possessive.
  • Jesse from 1000 Ways to Die's segment "Hydrau-licked" was this towards his girlfriend. Considering this is a show about freaky deaths, he becomes an Asshole Victim when he ends up getting his "love rival"'s car dropped on him.
  • BBC One drama series Murder In Mind had several episodes about cuckolded men who resort to murder. Steve 'Phil from Eastenders' McFadden played a firefighter who hired a hitman who to kill his bitchy wife and his obnoxious co-worker she was sleeping with while they were in bed together and Rob Brydon plays a control freak who murders his brother in law after discovering a long-term affair with his wife and makes it look like a mugging gone wrong
  • TV movie Too Good To Be True centred on a man who had left his wife for a younger woman then went into full on Yandere mode when his estranged wife found a new boyfriend
  • Whitney is characterized this way on Smallville, although he's really Properly Paranoid when it comes to Clark, who completely tops his game.
  • Troy Barnes of Community goes all "psycho girlfriend" on Toby, who he thinks is replacing him as Abed's best friend in Conventions of Space and Time.
  • Doctor Who: Commander Millington is revealed to be this in the novelization of Curse of Fenric. He and Dr. Judson went to school together, and one day at rugby practice, Millington saw Judson talking to another boy, and...well, he arranged an accident that put the good doctor into a wheelchair for the rest of his life (or at least until Fenric possessed him.)

    Music 
  • Run For Your Life by The Beatles.
    • As well as John Lennon's later composition "Jealous Guy".
  • Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix.
  • Eminem has several songs about this trope. Most infamously, his controversial murder ballad "Kim", but also "Crazy In Love", "Love You More" and "Love the Way You Lie"
  • "King Kong" by Ben Weiner. Youtube link.
  • "Next Contestant" by Nickelback is about a guy who's always getting pissed off at other guys hitting on his girlfriend, and how if this continues, "somebody's getting hurt."
  • Insane Clown Posse discuss the consequences of this trope in their recent song: "Over A Bitch".
  • The Shania Twain song Don't Be Stupid is about the plight of a woman very much in love with her crazy jealous boyfriend who interrogates her for making phone calls, talking to other men, or even painting her nails.
  • "Got Jealous" by Hurt. The jealous guy in question decides to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" was the baddest man in the whole damn town, until he hit on a girl named Doris, and her jealous husband proved to be a bit badder than him.
  • Two Silhouettes on the Shade
  • "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria, especially exemplified in the music video:
    You could've been all I wanted
    But you weren't honest
    Now get in the ground!

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Randy Savage, regarding Gorgeous George (Not that one and not of that kind, the WCW one) and Miss Elizabeth. Of course, he usually turned out to be sort of justified in this behavior as a lot of wrestlers were trying to steal them away from him.
  • Jimmy Jacobs, despite growing cold toward Lacey when he found out love doesn't conquer all, still loved Lacey and was still highly upset when it looked like she might prefer Colt Cabana (Which she did) or leave him for Austin Aries (which she did).

    Theater 

    Video Games 
  • BlazBlue has Jin Kisaragi for his brother Ragna. And Jin's not-quite-girlfriend Tsubaki is a Clingy Jealous Girl for him.
  • If Persona 3 Portable's Female Protagonist forms a romantic relationship with Akihiko Sanada, he shows some shades of this. It's mostly played for laughs and mostly directed at Ken Amada, who is surprisingly capable of holding his own against it.
  • In NieR supplemental material, it turns out that Jakob is actually kind of a possessive jerk about his brother. After their mom left and Gideon still worried about her, he told Gideon that robots tore their father to shreds and boarded up the windows so Gideon could only leave one way. He even thought about breaking his legs to keep him there.
  • Fenrich from Disgaea 4 tends to get violently possessive of Valvatorez, with his behavior ranging from casual death threats to people he thinks are getting too close for comfort to at least one attempt of trying to carry out said death threats.
  • Captain Robert Norton of Dead Space 3 is this regarding Ellie Langford. As the game wears on he gets more and more suspicious of Isaac Clarke, assuming he's trying to "steal" Ellie and blaming him for the various things that go wrong with the mission. Norton goes so far as to betray Isaac to the Unitologists. Even after Isaac saves his ass from Danik, and later the rampaging Nexus Necromorph, Norton attacks him, forcing Isaac to kill him in self-defense.
  • Albedo from Xenosaga, when he was a child and sometimes even as an adult, was this towards his older brother Jr./Rubedo.
  • Sie Kensou from The King of Fighters, as Athena's Dogged Nice Guy. At first it was limited to manga adaptations like KOF: KYO and KOF G (which played this almost completely for laughs and Butt Monkey effects), but in XIII he gets pissed if he's in a Mirror Match and he thinks his "double" is disguising himself as him to "steal" Athena. Thankfully, he doesn't let this go to the extreme.
  • Henry from Fire Emblem Awakening plays the trope for laughs. If he has a girlfriend and they talk about love while stepping on an event tile, he cheerfully tells her that he loves her and then asks if he can put a curse on her so she won't be able to look at other guys. We never find out if he actually does, though. (Most likely not; he doesn't tend to curse other people as easily as Tharja does.)

    Visual Novels 
  • Hisao from Katawa Shoujo isn't normally this, but develop slight tendences if you pursue Emi Ibarazaki's route. He's more passive-aggressive than outwardly aggressive, though, and he snaps fast out of it: he suspects that she's getting close to the track team captain... but it turns out they're sort-of Platonic Life Partners instead, as said captain is gay. Emi has a good laugh at Hisao's expense when she finds out.

    Web Comics 
  • Jung from Cheese In The Trap is this towards Sul. After each time he's angry at her for going on a blind date or spending time with a male friend, he apologizes and says he was just being childish, but his behaviour to the fake grandson and to Yoon Seop proves just how scary he can be if anyone puts Sul or his relationship with her in danger.
  • Ace from Commander Kitty spends a long period in a slump after being ousted by Mittens. But a bit of Innocent Innuendo is all it takes to snap him out of it and turn him into something else.
  • Diego from Gunnerkrigg Court towards Jeanne. It's heavily implied that he sent Jeanne on a mission he knew would result in her death when he realized that she would never love him like she loved her forest-bound boyfriend.
  • In Sinfest, Uncle Sam is frequently characterized like this, being paranoid about Lady Liberty cheating on him and/or sending the FBI to spy on her.
  • Deimos to Cain, and evidently Cain to Abel, in Starfighter.
  • Dillon of Sticky Dilly Buns demonstrates crazy comedy (and, this being Dillon, very gay) jealousy towards Jerzy, shadowing him in disguise to try and discover if he has any flaws — and whether he might be susceptible to a certain rival's charms. This doesn't go well; Dillon gets to discover more about his own flaws, and Ruby, who he roped in to assist, gets to practice her snarking.
  • Sergio from This Is the Worst Idea You've Ever Had! is this turned up to 11. While Nicole finds him charming and mysterious, her friends are immediately wary of him due to how rude and dismissive he is of them, and they have good reason to be worried: it's revealed that he's a vampire who had a habit of becoming obsessed with a girl, turning her into a vampire so they can be "together forever", then eventually losing interest in her and moving on to another victim — and he intends to do this to Nicole, whether she wants it or not.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • Ulrich of Code Lyoko towards Yumi, especially when William is involved.
  • Zuko to Mai in the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Beach."
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • Numbuh 4 towards Numbuh 3.
    • King Sandy, as well (though he appeared only three episodes and he later came to love Numbuh 3's younger sister).
  • Robin has traces of this behavior towards Starfire in Teen Titans.
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • One of Dino Spumoni's songs was called "You Better Not Touch My Gal", which starts with the lyrics "You better not touch my gal, / or I'll pop you in the kisser, pal!" and ends with the line "... you'll never eat solid food again!"
    • Arnold has shades of this towards Ruth and later Lila.
    • Arnie goes stark raving mad when he thinks Arnold was trying to steal his girl Lulu at the end of Arnold's dream in "Arnold Visits Arnie".
  • Adventure Time:
    • Finn becomes this when Jake makes Tiffany his best friend (by the way, he's a boy).
    • Jake accuses Finn of this during the first Ricardio episode.
  • Cosmo from The Fairly Oddparents to Wanda in the early days of the show.
  • Danny Phantom:
    • Danny to Paulina (at least at first; he eventually got wise and forgot about her).
    • Danny was not happy when Sam showed interest in the foreign exchange student Gregor. He went from scowling to using his ghost powers to spy on their date. Played completely sympathetic though, since he's Oblivious to Love.
    • Vlad to Maddie Fenton.
    • Maddie hints that Jack may be like this, although it's never seen in the show.
  • Family Guy:
    • Peter Griffin to Lois, to the point where he beats up a movie screen with Hugh Grant on it, a dolphin, and his own reflection in the mirror.
    • This priceless exchange:
    Lois: (looking at Peter's reflection) Oh my, look at that handsome man.
    Peter: You son of a bitch! (punches mirror)
    • Also, Stewie has shown to act in such a way towards whomever is the newest object of his affections, male or female. Like in the episode "Stewie Loves Lois" when Stewie jealously tells Brian to stop hitting on Lois after he becomes adoring of her.
    • In the episode "Peter's Got Woods", James Woods and Peter become good friends after Brian gets a girlfriend and they start spending a lot of time together. However, this causes James to become very obsessed with Peter to the point of acting jealous of Brian.
    • Brian with regards to Lois as well.
    • Jeff from "Screams of Silence"
    • The Black Knight who saved Peter's life when he was a teenager, surprisingly. When his girlfriend attempted to flirt with Peter, he told Peter to get lost and threatened to kill him when comes back. Peter did not take.
  • Total Drama Island: Trent, Trent, a thousand times Trent.
  • Larry from Time Squad becomes insanely jealous when he starts suspecting that Tuddrussel and Sheila (Tuddrussel's ex-wife) are developing feelings for each other again. That entire episode, "Ex Marks The Spot", is dedicated to Larry desperately trying to sabotage their alleged relationship and is one of the most famous ones.
  • A lighthearted example of this trope appears in the pilot of Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, where Spiderus makes it clear that he is still pining for Miss Spider even after she marries Holly and makes it clear that she is not interested in Spiderus at all. He repeatedly tries to convince Miss Spider that she made a poor choice in marriage, and even tries to eat one of her and Holly's eggs. Luckily, he gets over it after he meets another female spider.
  • In the Animated Adaptation of Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice becomes this - whenever somebody shows signs of occupying Lydia's time more than him, he instantly gets posessive over her. Once he even got a 'clone' of himself, and they started arguing over who Lydia liked best, even though they were the same person.
  • In Gravity Falls, Li'l Gideon seemed to feel that if he can't have Mabel, nobody can.
  • The title character of The Amazing World of Gumball toward Penny: He falls out with Darwin because one of his own dreams had Penny and Darwin kissing, gets Penny sent to the hospital because he made her eat a blueberry cupcake instead of an orange one (they were supposed to represent him and Darwin, but she's allergic to blueberry), then made things worse by making her eat blue thumbtacks instead of orange allergy pills, and even tried to kill Leslie for being her friend.

    Real Life 
  • Jake La Motta, whose obsessive jealousy of his wife was made into the film Raging Bull.
  • A famous example is Burt Pugagh who upon discovering his ex was engaged to another man, paid thugs to throw lye in her face, permanently blinding her (amazingly, she ended up marrying him).
  • Pamela Anderson has claimed Tommy Lee could sometimes be like this.
  • Jenna Jameson writes in her autobiography of having a very possessive boyfriend.
  • Despite being constantly unfaithful to her, OJ Simpson was very jealous of other men showing interest in his wife Nicole both when they were married and after they divorced.
  • John Sweeney, the boyfriend of actress Dominique Dunne, was very jealous, especially over actors with whom she did love scenes. She ended the relationship due to his abuse and possessiveness, and was tragically killed by him. He was jailed for 6 1/2 years for manslaughter in 1983. The case provoked considerable controversy due to the perceived leniency of the sentence.
  • Raoul Moat. After getting out of prison his ex told him that she was in a relationship with a police officer (she was actually lying in an attempt to get him to leave her alone). He responded by posting threats to police and others on his Facebook profile and making further detailed threats in two subsequent letters and several phone calls to police stating he would continue to shoot police officers until he was dead. He then shot his ex and her new boyfriend (killing him and seriously injuring her), killed several other innocent bystanders and blinded a policeman. He later committed suicide after a stand off with police.
  • Nikki Sixx wrote in the Mötley Crüe autobiography The Dirt that he planned to shoot his wife's lover in the testicles but realized he would ruin his own life by doing so and he wrote in his own memoir The Heroin Diaries that he planned on getting some bikers to break the legs of the actor Jack Wagner because he thought he had sex with his girlfriend while Motley Crue were touring.
  • Eminem was put on probation for assaulting the man he claimed he saw kissing his wife Kim.
  • Richard Pryor admitted being like this when in a state of drug-fuelled paranoia.
  • Marilyn Manson wrote in his autobiography of witnessing his father behave like this towards his mother.
  • Randy Savage was this both in and out of the ring towards his then valet/wifenote  Miss Elizabeth. There were several instances of Savage locking her in the dressing room whenever he left the room, along with the infamous rumor of him giving Hulk Hogan a black eye after she left Savage and moved in temporarily with the Hogans.
  • Charles Bronson was very protective of his girlfriend and later wife Jill Ireland. When Jill guest starred on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "This Side of Paradise" as Spock's Love Interest, Bronson stayed on set to "keep an eye on her", making Leonard Nimoy very nervous.
  • There are many, many murders committed by real life Crazy Jealous Guys. A lot of Domestic Abusers also fit this trope.
  • A possible result of having Separation Anxiety in some cases.


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