In manga, especially shoujo, bullies tend to read from the same playbook. They tend to be more relational bullying or anonymous intimidation than the physical bullying more common in shonen works. These tactics are most common in shoujo manga, but not limited to them: josei, seinen and even some shonen works are also full of this, and Western works that treat bullying may use some similar patterns as well. Unfortunately, this is TruthInTelevision, because a lot of these tactics tend to be used by real-life bullies (albeit in a usually more realistic manner), which isn't surprising, since a lot of fictional bullies are based upon real-life bullies that the author/creator had to face as a kid.

'''Common tactics:'''
* Hiding someone's desk or [[UsefulNotes/InsideShoes school shoes.]] (Yeah, you have to wonder where the hell they can hide a desk without making a mess.)
* [[SilentTreatment Being ignored by the entire class]], sometimes with the phrase 'there's a bug in here'. Often enforced by a clique of popular girls who'll do the same to anyone who doesn't toe the line.
* Being cornered and yelled at by a group after school.
* Embarrassing photos, graffiti or both posted in a public place.
* Stealing and/or throwing away someone's personal items.
* Spreading rumors about [[SlutShaming inappropriate sexual behavior]], especially in the case of girls.
* ForceFeeding, generally bugs.
* Sending loads and loads of harassing e-mails/text messages (or letters in the shoe lockers).
* Defacing desks or shoe lockers or filling them up with garbage
* Placing a flower vase on a desk (signifying a funeral)

'''Tactics that are usually lampshaded instead of played straight:'''
* Tacks in shoes, usually in a piece involving performance art.
* Ripping up a girl's clothing.


[[folder: Anime and Manga - Josei]]
* In ''Manga/{{Sakuran}}'', the other maids hide Tomeki's kimono and she gets scolded for this.
* In ''Manga/BunnyDrop'', some third-year students corner Rin and get on her case for walking down the wrong corridor.
* In ''Manga/{{Amakusa 1637}}'', before befriending Natsuki, Eri was often cornered and verbally abused by other girls.
* Chapters 13 and 14 of ''Manga/PrivateActress'' have the main character Shiho infiltrating an ElaborateUniversityHigh's middle school section to learn the truth about Fuyuka Sakuragi, a girl who was subjected to this (i.e. her sketchbook was ripped and stepped on, she made only short calls home because she was being watched, etc.) before she died in odd circumstances. Poor Fuyuka's parents believe that she was murdered by her bullies via [[StaircaseTumble being thrown down a flight of stairs]] by them, and since the police couldn't get any clues confirming their suspicions, they hired Shiho to pose as a student for some weeks/months to get info. [[spoiler: Here is where Shiho meets her {{Foil}} and ShadowArchetype, Kana Juumonji/Satoka Ryoudo, who is the local AlphaBitch and responsible for ''several'' deaths, not just poor Fuyuka's.]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga - Seinen]]
* Volume 5 of ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', displays cases of stolen and hidden possession, public graffiti on desks and chalkboards, and class ostracization.
* Frequently featured in Creator/MohiroKitoh mangas:
** In ''{{Manga/Narutaru}}'', Hiroko Kaizuka is beaten up, force fed bugs [[spoiler: and ultimately ''raped'' with a test tube]] by her bullies, Aki Honda and her GirlPosse. [[spoiler: When Hiroko gains a "mon" right after the rape episode, she [[TheDogBitesBack murders the bullies, with Aki herself getting the absolute worst of it, and only leaves one girl alive -- and the surviving girl still ends up mutilated]].]]
** In ''{{Manga/Bokurano}}'', Mako "Nakama" Nakarai is often cornered, verbally lashed at and/or ignored [[SonOfAWhore for being the daughter of an ex-prostitute.]] The anime has a scene where she's thrown school implements while cleaning up the classroom, and when she turns to confront the bullies they refuse to acknowledge her presence.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
** This happens to the {{transsexual}} Nitori, mostly in the elementary chapters. She's teased by boys for being too feminine, a boy makes a rumor she's dating her best friend, and at one point some boys try to check what genitals she has. She does mostly fine until [[spoiler:she comes to school in a girls uniform]] in mid-middle school and gets ostracised.
** CoolBigSis Yuki was also victim of this when she was a middle schooler. One incident that involved boys forcing her to dress up in [[SailorFuku the girls uniform]] stunned her so much she dropped out of school and became a {{Hikikomori}}.
* [[TransSexual Marika Aoki]] from ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' suffered bullying for several years. She has no friends throughout elementary, save for her friend she's known since preschool, and suffered from homophobic name calling. By middle school the bullying had ended though. [[spoiler:When she starts going to school as a girl she isn't bullied, though some kids do talk about her behind her back.]]
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''s HighSchoolAU ''Gakuen Hetalia'', NewTransferStudent Seychelles is laughed at by the rest of her class when she introduces herself to them. One of her classmates is even ''taken to the infirmary'' due to laughing too much. Not to mention she's pushed around by StudentCouncilPresident England and his NumberTwo France. [[PluckyGirl She]] [[WillNotBeAVictim doesn't let that get to her.]]
* Towards the end of ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' Lain's teacher and classmates hide her desk and pretend she doesn't exist. but her life has become so surreal at that point it's not clear if this is happening in the real world.
* ''Kasane'', from the manga of the same name, is a girl that looks like a StringyHairedGhostGirl. She used to get beat up and harassed by girls in elementary for having a popular, attractive actress for a mother. Her classmates would write on her umbrella that she should kill herself and she was ostracized by the other kids. In the series proper, classmates write insults on her desk.

[[folder: Anime and Manga - Shoujo]]
* In ''Manga/{{Arisa}}'' Shiori gets trash dumped on her desk, which is referred to as "the garbage," and Tsubasa is beaten, harassed, and threatened for daring to go against the King. The King himself also engages in such tactics to appease his subjects.
* Keiko Suenobu's ''{{Manga/Life}}'' has many examples of this trope. Hiding the desk? How about we throw it out the window. Tacks in shoes? Nah, let's make her eat them. Embarrassing photos? Of the main character being raped.
** Suenobu's follow-up series, ''{{Manga/Limit}}'', has this as backstory -- with Morishige being ignored and mocked by the entire class.
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' begins with Sawako being shunned by her class -- but not due to bullying, but because everyone believes she's cursed. Later on she faces more traditional bullying from a group of girls who think she's too close to Kazehaya.
* In ''Manga/SkipBeat'', Kyoko has dealt with the entire list, from having her desk hidden to being ignored by her entire class due to her connection with Shou. She notes that that sort of tactic is so common that she couldn't even use it for reference for her role as a bully.
* In ''Manga/KareKano'', after she stops trying to be a model student, Yukino Miyazawa has the entire class stop speaking to her. They're led by Maho Izawa, the local AlphaBitch. [[spoiler: Who later [[HoistByHisownPetard is subjected to the same treatment]].]] Things get better after a while, tho.
* In ''Manga/ADevilAndHerLoveSong'', Maria has her uniform ripped up and used as a flag, and balloons of ink put into her school shoes [[spoiler: by her teacher]].
* Lampshaded in ''Manga/EensyWeensyMonster'', while thinking of ways to bully Nanoha, the girls of the class think of ripping her party dress or putting a tack in her shoe 'like in a manga'.
* Discussed in ''The Secret Notes of Lady Kanako'': Kanako notes that the 'girl culture' way of getting ahead is putting tacks in shoes rather than working hard at ballet.
* Himeko in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' is cornered by Chikane's fangirls but since hurting Himeko in any way is [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Chikane's]] BerserkButton, it doesn't end well for them. [[spoiler:After Chikane rapes Himeko as a part of her FaceHeelTurn/JerkAssFacade, the girls again start bullying Himeko since Chikane isn't there, but this time Makoto defends her.]]
* Komari in ''Manga/GokujouDrops'' is similarly cornered by Yukio's fangirls, [[ShamefulStrip who strip her nearly naked]], and Komari hides in embarrassment until Yukio finds her.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'':
** Anthy is a frequent target for bullying, especially due to her "passive" nature. She's frequently yelled at behind the school, which can even devolve into her being slapped around as she won't defend herself [[spoiler:but this is because she's the Rose Bride of the Duels, and said "role" doesn't really allow her to fight back [[PassiveAggressiveKombat aside from using words]].]] [[spoiler:During a BodySwap episode between Utena and Anthy, Utena-in-Anthy's body finds herself on the receiving end of this abuse... and shocks the bullies by actually hitting back.]] Nanami in particular is obsessed with bullying Anthy, as her brother Touga is obsessed over her due to her importance in the dueling. Nanami, ''extremely'' possessive of her brother and unaware of the duels (back then), once fakes being Anthy's friend to get close enough to her to learn that [[ShrinkingViolet she get extremely frightened of people and especially huge crowds]] and arranges for her to attend a dance in a special dress... then abandons her in the crowd and arranges for her to be covered in water, which causes the dress to dissolve around her. This backfires however as Utena immediately rushes to Anthy's aid and makes her a new dress out of a tablecloth, causing everyone to be further in awe of Anthy.
** In a later episode, Nanami turns her jealous wrath toward her BetaBitch Keiko for daring to [[UmbrellaOfTogetherness share an umbrella with Touga]]. She bans her from all extracurricular activities and has the remaining members of her GirlPosse deliberately snub and ignore her, which drives Keiko to become a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Black Rose Duelist]].
* The first ''Manga/SailorMoon'' anime has quite a bit of this:
** Usagi once finds a tack in her shoe... [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope She put it there herself for the drama of it all]].]]
** Ami used to be a victim of the "silencing" tactic by other students, since they believed that [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation she was arrogant due to her intelligence]] -- in reality, [[ShyBlueHairedGirl she was too shy to approach them]]. She was also totally ostracized and badmouthed by others in one episode of ''R'', when she was framed for cheating in tests [[spoiler: by the MonsterOfTheWeek]], but once this is cleared up the other kids set it aside.
** In the R movie, it's revealed that Ami wasn't the only victim. Minako used to be looked down and shunned by classmates who found her too weird and childish [[note]]("Ooooh, Aino-san's playing pretend! She surely thinks she's Sailor V!")[[/note]], while Makoto and Rei were feared and isolated because of either bad reputation as a bully who picked fights with others (Mako) or PsychicPowers that creeped people out (Rei).
** In S, Hotaru is subjected to the ignoring tactic too since her schoolmates are in fear of both her IllGirl seizures and [[HealingHands her odd healing powers]].
** There's the memorable scene in which, despite not really being a student, [[spoiler: Eudial]] finds slugs ([[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes which she HATES]]) in both her slippers and her locker courtesy of [[spoiler:Mimete]]. [[spoiler: This has ''fatal'' consequences when Mimete not only puts more slugs in Eudial's car, but she also tampers with the brakes -- Eudial is too panicked by the slugs to drive said car well and ends up fatally crashing.]]
* ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'':
** Tsukushi is subjected to graffiti on the wall saying that she's had 'two abortions' and photos of her and a boy in a compromising position.
** Not only that, but the F4 group (Tsukasa, Akira, Rui and Soujirou) holds so much power that they can singlehandedly drive the whole school to pull this against one or more students [[DisproportionateRetribution for things as small as just spilling water on them]]. Tsukushi is actually the first student in the whole Eitoku Gakuen [[WillNotBeAVictim who refuses to take this shit]]: she first stood up for her then OnlyFriend Makiko, and then kicked Tsukasa in the face. [[LoveAtFirstPunch Which made him fall for her.]]
* In the shoujo manga ''Manga/GatchaGacha'', Hiroyuki's fangirls write graffiti about Yuri being a slut on the walls, but Hiroyuki comes every day before school to remove it.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': In the first chapter of the manga, Haruhi is targeted by a Tamaki fangirl named Ayanokouji, who has her clothes thrown away. ([[HumiliationConga Ayanokouji is soon found out, doused with cold water in public AND permanently banned from the Host Club itself]]). In another chapter, the Benibara club members suggest that there will be a 'maidens behind the gym' meeting if Haruhi messes the play up.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' deals with bullying at least thrice:
** Kisa Sohma is the victim of a version of the ignore tactic. First everyone in her class ignores her, and then whenever she says something everyone starts to giggle. This turns her into a CuteMute.
** Tohru Honda and Saki Hanajima were also subjected to bullying in their earlier years. Tohru's playmates publically humiliated her via playing a game and bending the rules so she would end up alone and unable to join in, while Saki was beaten and later force-fed a bug by a boy [[spoiler: and almost killed him with her powers by accident.]]
** The bullies in Tohru's present class try to continue with this (among other things, they fix the voting for a school play to make Tohru be the evil stepsister in Cinderella and shove Tohru when they see her talking to Yuki), but aren't able to do anything really bad because of the continued presence of [[MamaBear Hanajima and Uotani]].
* Happens a lot to poor Momo in ''Manga/PeachGirl''. In fact, this trope makes up a lot of the drama in the show.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Nanako Misonoo is subjected to ''several'' of these tactics when she becomes a candidate to join the high-class group known as the Sorority. When she's reading out loud in class, the local AlphaBitch and her GirlPosse start whining about not hearing her and almost the whole class joins in until the ClassRepresentative Kaoru gets pissed at them. A bunch of second year girls corner her and slap her verbally and physically after class, specifically saying it's because of the Sorority deals. Her P.E. gear is stolen (and in the anime, her friend Tomoko refuses to lend her hers as she mistakenly thinks Nanako has deserted her). The aforementioned AlphaBitch issues a petition to have her kicked out of the Sorority [[spoiler: under the false accusation that her mother is a GoldDigger who seduced Nanako's stepfather and kicked out his legal wife and son (They actually met ''after'' Professor Misonoo got divorced.)]] This more or less stops around the second half of the series, when the action ''actually'' starts kicking in.
** By association, Nanako's friend Mariko Shinobu also gets bullied by the same AlphaBitch. She reveals Mariko's DarkAndTroubledPast to the whole class (claiming that several girls already knew) and, in the anime, ends up provoking her into hitting her in public. [[spoiler: And when Mariko's parents ''actually'' split up and Aya brings it up ''very'' cruelly, it goes FromBadToWorse.]]
* ''Anime/HellGirl'' has several episodes involving bullies and bullying, with the victim invariably being driven to pull the red string to send their tormentor to Hell.
** The very first episode involves school council member Mayumi Hashimoto being tormented by [[AlphaBitch Aya Kuroda]], who not only steals the 100,000 yen in donation money that was entrusted to her, but then frames her for the theft, forces her into CompensatedDating to get the money back, and then blackmails her with photos of her in the grip of an older man, which she threatens to release to the school if she doesn't continue to pay her and her GirlPosse ó and then Aya decides to release the photos anyway ForTheEvulz, getting poor Mayumi in trouble with the administration and driving her to pull the red string.
** The first episode of Futakomori features another bullied schoolgirl by the name of Maki Onda, who has to deal with an unknown party vandalizing her books and even her shoes with "Die", "Kill yourself", "Stinker", and other mean-spirited things; sewing the sleeves of her jacket together, and even putting caterpillars into her pencil box without her knowledge. [[spoiler: She soon finds out that her teacher, Ms. Kamishiro, is the one doing this to her when her classmate Nakase shows her the caterpillars and the mannequin used in one of her worse pranks involving locking Maki in a running shower room with her clothes on. Kamishiro's worst comes when she burns Maki with hydrochloric acid and tries to coerce her into doing "experiments" with her in some kind of perverted "science club" that she's been running on her own for a while, which drives Maki to pull the red string and send her to Hell.]]
* The BoardingSchool arc of ''Manga/CandyCandy'' has more than one example:
** Candy is bullied not just by AlphaBitch Eliza and her GirlPosse, but by Neil and his buddies, and occasionally others take part of it. I.e., when Candy arrives at Saint Paul Academy she doesn't know about the dress code rules (wearing a black uniform in Sundays instead of the standard white one) and is cruelly mocked by everyone and especially the aforementioned group [[UnderdressedForTheOccasion when she shows up in the normal white uniform]]. (Not helped by the vey strict nuns refusing to let her change clothes). Eliza spreads MaliciousSlander about Candy among the students (which causes some friction with her roommate Patricia at first), and later Neil and his friends trick her into going to the woods and then corner her, verbally harassing her until [[BullyHunter Terry]] [[BigDamnHeroes shows up to set things straight.]]
** Later, Candy's friend Annie Brighton is also shunned and verbally abused not just because she is Candy's ally, but because [[spoiler: she's an adopted child like her.]]
* ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' has a girl named Hashimoto, who is totally ignored by her classmates when they're not treating her like shit. She first appears when the class is organizing a trip; she sits alone, and when the teacher asks the other students if someone will join her, nobody wants to.
* In ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'', a boy named Hijiri Minase is verbally harrassed by a jealous classmate since he's a mix of TeenGenius and ElegantClassicalMusician. [[spoiler: When a DealWithTheDevil sealed within a cornea that Hijiri received a whole ago through a transplant starts taking its toll (ItMakesSenseInContext), Hijiri starts developing a SuperPoweredEvilSide and [[TheDogBitesBack begins to retaliate]]...]]
* ''Manga/TuxedoGin'' has a rather... unusual version played out when a penguin named Linda falls for [[ItMakesSenseInContext boxer-turned-penguin]] Ginji. Besides trying to trick him into a BabyTrap, upon finding out that Ginji is still in love with his human girlfriend, Minako, she resorts to sneakily doing things like leaving tacks in Minako's shoes.
* Once in ''Manga/SuperGals'' a minor character found herself at the receiving end of being ignored and yelled at, being her homeroom teacher's ScapeGoat for their defeat in a sporting event against Ran's class. Thankfully, this ends once the teacher's true colours are exposed and he's fired.
* ''Manga/GakuenOuji'' has a lot of this. Rise gets water poured all over her, her desk and notebook vandalized and a cockroach placed in her flip-phone, just to name a few.
* ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'':
** At the start of the story, Akito Hayama and his friends ''are'' the bullies and at some point they almost ''drown'' Sana's friend Mami when she accidentally presses Akito's biggest BerserkButton. Sana Kurata decides to call Akito out on his shit, [[LoveAtFirstPunch which causes Akito to fixate on her.]]
** Later, Sana gets bullied more than once by other people, especially [[YokoOhNo Naozumi's fangirls.]] At least once she's cornered [[ClothingDamage and has her clothes slashed]], which reveals her ModestyShorts.

[[folder: Anime and Manga - Shonen]]
* Even though it's a shonen anime, the GirlPosse in ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' just loves applying stock shoujo bullying tactics to the protagonist, usually by tearing up her uniform while she takes a shower.
* Inverted in ''Manga/CheekyAngel'' when an antagonist arranges to have stock bullying tactics like stealing [[UsefulNotes/InsideShoes school shoes]] applied to herself and every other girl in their class ''except'' the protagonist to make her the odd girl out and the prime suspect.
* In the anime version of ''Manga/ShamanKing'', [[spoiler: Lilly (the {{Meganekko}} from Sharona's group)]] was subjected to this by her classmates once her powers as a shaman were revealed. A flashback has [[spoiler:Lilly breaking down in tears when she finds insulting messages written in the classroom's blackboard.]]
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' shows that Ichigo Kurosaki and two of his TrueCompanions, Orihime Inoue and Yasutora "Chad" Sado, were victims of bullying:
** Ichigo was both shunned ''and'' cornered/beaten up in the past, because his uncommon reddish hair [[FaceOfAThug made him look like a delinquent]] and either scared his school peers or "drove" bullies and delinquents to fight him.
** Chad went through exactly the same deal due to [[TheBigGuy his size]], his own FaceofAThug matters ''and'' [[MixedAncestry being half-Mexican]]. In fact, he met Ichigo when [[BullyHunter he stepped in Chad's defense.]]
** A junior high-aged Orihime once was cornered by a group of girls who hated her uncommon hair color (light brown in the manga, red in the anime), then was given a TraumaticHaircut. She was physically abused too, as the flashbacks also include Orihime coming home while wearing bandages. This lasted until Tatsuki Arisawa [[BullyHunter decided enough was enough and ran the bullies off]].
* Discussed several times in ''Manga/SlamDunk'':
** When Sakuragi spots Haruko in the corridor of the third year students (she was delivering her older brother his forgotten lunchbox), she tells him she's very nervous and fears that she'll be thrown out. Sakuragi blushes and admits that he's kinda scared too. (Despite being a very feared ex-delinquent as well). They both run away when they're spotted by the seniors.
** Rukawa's trio of rabid fangirls bully ''both'' Sakuragi and Haruko. The first is booed and verbally lashed at during training, the second is badmouthed and pushed to the ground once by the leader of the group.
** Happened in [[spoiler: Uozumi]]'s backstory, and it was so severe that it almost drove him to leave basketball as a whole.
** The most serious case, however, is [[JapaneseDelinquents Mitsui and his friends]] hounding and bullying Sakuragi's teammate Miyagi. At some point they corner him outside the school and a ''brutal'' fight ensues, sending both of them to the hospital. [[spoiler: It turns out Mitsui ''used'' to be a basketball star like Miyagi, and having suffered an almost CareerEndingInjury he fell into delinquency and bullied Miyagi [[GreenEyedMonster out of envy]] because he had the place in the basketball team that should've been his's. When this is revealed, Mitsui sees the coach of the team and has a tearful HeelFaceTurn, earning a LastSecondChance and becoming Miyagi's friend.]]
* Kind of a theme in both the backstory and the early episodes of ''Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis'':
** Masashi Arai and his group of friends take the SempaiKouhai dynamics to the extreme and often verbally bully Ryoma and the other first years.
** A first year!Tezuka once was ''beaten up'' for refusing to take a senior's bullying. [[spoiler: For worse, said sempai hit him on the ''elbow'' with his racket - which is the source of his GameBreakingInjury]]
** In the OAV's we learn that Kawamura used to be verbally and psychologically bullied by the sempais due to being UnskilledButStrong.
** The worst case, however, happens in the backstory of [[spoiler: Kippei Tachibana and the ''whole'' Fudomine team]], who were physically abused by the sempais ''and by their coach''. [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack They fight back]] (with Tachibana attacking the SadistTeacher) and are suspended from tennis tournaments for a year; they use said year to train, then come back to the circuit when the manga starts.]]
** Also, in the anime [[spoiler: a teenager Hannah Essenheimer]] had her tennis clothes torn off by her rivals ''right before a tournament'', forcing her to forfeit and making her stop playing.
* Being the DeconstructionGenre of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' could be classified as shonen. This trope is exaggerated by Megumi, who was TheBully at her childhood and now is a SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Instead of hiding TheRival Mikiís shoes, she blows up her bicycle tires, instead of posting embarrassing photos, she publishes the true facts about Miki (that she is TheSlacker, TheBully and spreads MaliciousSlander) in public places, [[UpToEleven and she sends menacing letters to Miki and leaves Mikiís card at the scene of a crime. Oh, and she leaves hot dog skewers instead of taks in Mikiís shoes]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveSchoolQ'' uses these in the BoardingSchool case: [[spoiler: A SchoolIdol is believed to hace gone missing, and there's evidence that she was bullied into almost ''insanity'' by the StudentCouncilPresident through the internet. Her internet boyfriend, also a student of said school, ''kidnapped and killed the StudentCouncilPresident'' and attacked a potential SpannerIntheWorks, all in the name of revenge... In reality, however, the SchoolIdol had run away from home after [[ParentalMarriageVeto disapproved of her and her boyfriend]], and the girl who was bullied by the council president ''and'' doubled as the internet girlfriend was a local ShrinkingViolet who had a crush on the SympatheticMurderer.]]
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' sometimes alludes to school bullying:
** [[ A filler episode]] is all about this. More exactly, [[spoiler: the case's AssholeVictim was a student who drove a boy to suicide several years ago due to his bullying and, despite initially repenting, later returned to his bully ways. When the suicidal kid's dad found out, he asked the guy to house sit for him... but secretly [[AnimalAssassin trained his pet dog]] John (a very intelligent German Shepherd) to attack said bully under '''very''' specific circumstances... ''and [[StaircaseTumble fatally push him down the stairs of his home]]''.]]
** Also, another {{filler}} episode has a girl named [[spoiler: Maho Izawa]] as a former victim of this, almost ending up as a {{Hikikomori}} due to trauma.
** An OAV shows that Ran Mouri used to be bullied by her elementary school peers after her parents's separation - in fact, a boy openly mocks her because of it. [[BullyHunter Sonoko]], however, verbally lashes the bully [[spoiler: and later Shinichi manipulates the odds to force the kid to apologize further.]]
** The WholeEpisodeFlashback from manga chapters 921-924 shows [[spoiler: a massive [[InvokedTrope invocation of the trope.]] 4-years-old Ran was also bullied in her daycare, and first Sonoko and later a newly-arrived Shinichi stood up for her... but it turns out it was a part of the plan from her daycare teacher and his wife, who wanted to kidnap Ran and raise her as a ReplacementGoldfish for their lost daughter. A part of this plan relayed on him tricking the kids into thinking Ran was the "teacher's pet" so they would bully her, then making Ran's parents Eri and Kogoro believe ''Ran'' was the actual bully, so she'd come to trust only the teacher and thus becoming easier to "raise" once they abducted her. It would've worked, [[SpannerinTheWorks if not for Shinichi]] realising some of the teacher's odd behavior patterns and mentioning them to [[GuileHero his father]]...]]
** A {{filler}} case is about Sonoko's friend Eimi Chikara and her classmates, who have been subjected to bullying by some mysterious enemy. The tactics include [[TraumaticHaircut Eimi's pigtails being forcibly cut]], a girl name Megumi drinking juice that has been tampered with, another girl named Chie having toy spiders put in her stuff, etc. [[spoiler: Conan, Ran and Sonoko find out that the culprit is '''[[WoundedGazelleGambit Eimi]]''', who is doing it out of revenge after her crush Yuuto subjected her to a cruel PrankDate; she intends to conclude it by [[ThanatosGambit killing herself]] and [[FrameUp making it look like Yuuto killed her]]. They manage to reach for Eimi before she concludes her plan [[InterruptedSuicide and stop her]].]]
** The trope also takes place in the backstory of the [[spoiler: "Naniwa Swordsman"]] case. [[spoiler: The members of an Osakan university's kendo team pulled hazing (bullying tactics as a part of an "initiation rite") on the freshmens who wanted to get in, [[DeadlyPrank but one of the newbies died]]. The one who accidentally killed the poor kid threatened the team to publicly release the information and discredit everyone if they sought to kick him out, so one of his classmates decided to kill him because he refused to have his public image in the kendo team ruined.]]
* In ''Manga/YuyuHakusho'', being bullied pushes [[spoiler: Kiyoshi "Seaman" Mitarai]] into becoming a member of [[spoiler: Sensui]]'s group. There's a flashback in which he's seen being beaten up ''and'' mocked by his classmates.
* ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'' is about the bullying that a deaf girl named Shouko is a victim of. When she transfers from school due to this, a boy named Shouya (one of the bullies) is used as TheScapegoat and ends up bullied as well. Five years later, Shouko and Shouya meet again, and Shouya wants to [[TheAtoner prove to Shouko how said experience has changed him]]...
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'':
** Kenichi Shirahama enters the Ryozanpaku dojo half to [[EngagementChallenge be able to defeat the master and date his cute granddaughter]], half to become stronger and face the bullies that pick on him.
** The aforementioned granndaughter, Miu Furunji, transferred to Kenichi's school after having been bullied at her former one because [[AttractivenessIsolation the local girls were jealous]] [[SoBeautifulItsACurse of her physical beauty]]. This is why she [[{{Meganekko}} wears glasses]] and braids her hair outside of the dojo.
* [[spoiler:Ito]] from ''Anime/PunchLine'' was bullied in school. One day a teacher drove her home from school and a girl [[TeacherStudentRomance who liked him]] saw them together. Being a popular girl, she got others to start alienating [[spoiler:Ito]]. The classmates began to ruin her outdoor shoes, scribble in her books, steal her clothes during PE, and throw her things in the trash. [[spoiler:This led to her dropping out]].

* In ''Film/TheBoyWhoCouldFly'', both Milly's DisabledLoveInterest Eric and little brother Louis are victims of this. The first is mostly ignored by the highschool kids, and the second is cornered by bullies.
* The bread and butter of the 4th grade mean girl posse in ''Film/ChrissaStandsStrong'' - chief bully Tara starts out poking Chrissa with pencils and ordering her minion Sonali to steal all of Chrissa's Valentines, but she escalates to throwing away Chrissa's clothes after swim practice, spreading rumors that Chrissa has a contagious skin condition, and tricking Chrissa's brother into nearly drowning.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Inverted in Series/{{Carrusel}}. [[RichBitch Maria Joaquina]] is given the [[SilentTreatment "cold shoulder"]] by her classmates and as a consequence she has [[CryCute a sobbing meltdown]] while talking to [[TeamMom Miss Ximena]]... but this is because the other children got fed up with Maria Joaquina's SpoiledBrat behavior and [[TheDogBitesBack deciding to not take it anymore]], which became quite the BreakTheHaughty phase for her. Once the deal's cleared up and Maria Joaquina apologizes for her arrogance, the kids take her back in the group.
* In ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', at some point Usagi is a victim of the "silencing" tactic [[spoiler: thanks to the BrainwashedAndCrazy Ami.]]
* Being the KoreanDrama version of the aforementioned ''Hana Yori Dango'', ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' also features lots of school bullying. So much that, in this particular continuity, Jan Di (Tsukushi) gets the chance to enroll in the Shinhwa school after she stopped a student who was a target from this ''[[InterruptedSuicide from killing himself]]''. And of course, she's at the receiving end as well.
* ''Series/{{Oshin}}'':
** Little Oshin is subjected to this when she tries to go to school in Yamagata, since she's a farm girl who also has to take care of her boss's baby. She gives up going there, and later she learns to read and write thanks to a man named Shunsaku whom she has an InterGenerationalFriendship with.
** Oshin's son Nozomi is heavily bullied at school [[spoiler: when it's revealed that he's adopted.]]

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''{{Literature/Another}}'':
** A girl named Mei Misaki is so completely ignored by her classmates that the NewTransferStudent Kouichi Sakakibara isn't even sure she isn't a ghost. Turns out that this is a countermeasure against a fatal curse that affects the class, and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero by talking to her, Kouichi unknowingly unleashes supernatural death upon the other students]]. [[spoiler:Though it later turns out that the curse had already been unleashed.]]
** In the original novel, Kouichi himself was bullied in his former school in Tokyo because [[UnfortunateNames he shared his name]] with "Seitou Sakakibara", [[ an infamous teenage killer]].
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** The bullying that [[PluckyGirl Luna Lovegood]] faced sounds a LOT like this. She specifically says that her Ravenclaw classmates used to hide her stuff and force her to look for it, and also gave her {{Embarrassing Nickname}}s (like "Loony Lovegood"). Apparently, Ginny Weasley was her OnlyFriend for years until she joined Harry's group of friends.
** Myrtle Warren aka "Moaning Myrtle" was bullied for her looks by her fellow Ravenclaw, and once she hid in the girls' bathroom to hide from an AlpahBitch. Then the Chamber of Secrets was opened, a Basilisk was released near the bathrooms, and Myrtle had the terrible luck of looking at it...
** Severus Snape was on both ends of this, as he was bullied by then-JerkJock James Potter and his friends but also was a member of a school gang that terrorized other students.
* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', Aya as ClassRepresentative was plainly ignored ''when she makes an announcement''. Sunahara saved her by asking the class to keep quite and invited her to start again. Of course, this caused a bit of BecauseYouWereNiceToMe.
* In ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', Sena Kashiwazaki's RichBitch attitude comes from being subjected to this. [[TheAce She's]] [[CuteBookworm smart, good looking]], [[AcademicAthlete athletic]], [[GagBoobs well-stacked]], [[HelloNurse popular with the boys]] ''and'' [[TheOjou the daughter of the school principal/owner]]... which causes other girls [[GreenEyedMonster to develop jealousy]] and therefore isolate her, as well as spread rumors about her to make her look bad and probably make themselves feel better. Kodaka points this out in the first episode when she introduces herself formally.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'':
** The specific reason why [[spoiler: Chihiro Fujisaki dresses up as a girl]] is having been a victim of this in the past.
** Touko Fukawa was bullied as well (including at least one PrankDate), as seen in her reaction to a gift she doesn't like.
-->'''Touko''': Iíve gotten something like this from my classmates beforeÖ a letter with a razorblade insideÖ I donít need itÖ"
** Also happened to [[spoiler: Mikan Tsumiki]] in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. [[spoiler: She was a victim of the "ignoring" and "physical violence" tactics, which messed her up so badly that not only she's a NervousWreck at the present time, but she says that she'd let people do things like ''drawing on her and stamping their cigarette butts on her'' because it meant they would pay attention to her.]]
** [[spoiler: Kazukichi Souda]] was bullied as well, and he reinvented himself into the Ultimate [[spoiler: Mechanic]] as a result.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' DatingSim ''Gakuensai no Oujisama'', the player character will be bullied if she's a Hyoutei student and gets "too close" to [[TheAce Keigo Atobe]]. She'll first receive anonymous notes and e-mails, then will be cornered and physically/verbally abused by the jealous Atobe fangirls. [[spoiler: And if Atobe is actually the chosen boyfriend, one of their scenes will involve him hiding her from the bullies.]]
* School bullying is a constant theme in the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' franchise:
** The player can play Makoto Itou as the kindest NiceGuy or the biggest JerkAss, but there will be one constant character trait: [[BerserkButton his absolute HATRED of school bullying]].
** Kotonoha is often cornered and verbally bullied by AlphaBitch Otome Katou and her GirlPosse, plus Setsuna Kiyoura harrasses her because [[ShipperOnDeck she]] [[ShippingTorpedo wants her out of the way]] of Sekai and Makoto. [[spoiler: In one route, Sekai's friends spread rumors about Kotonoha's supposed sluttiness and Otome's GirlPosse first knock down a lunch box that [[ThroughHisStomach she made for Makoto]] [[LethalChef with lots of effort]], and later corner her to beat her up. If Makoto [[BullyHunter doesn't stand up for Kotonoha]] during the last part, this will lead her to totally snap ''and murder Sekai''.]]
** ''Cross Days'' reveals that [[spoiler: Roka Kitsuregawa]] is also bullied by Otome. In this case, it's because [[spoiler: Roka's mother was TheMistress to Otome's womanizer father, and the badly-damaged Otome [[ItsPersonal takes out her frustration at such a situation on poor Roka]].]]
** It's all but stated that Setsuna's affection for Makoto come from him protecting her from students who bullied her for being younger-looking than them.
* Aeka Shiraki from ''Yume Miru Kusuri'' (''A Drug That Makes You Dream''), as the mildly strange-looking girl who inadvertently ran afoul of popular girl Kyoka Nanjou, suffers from essentially all of these tactics except rumors over the course of the game (in addition to [[UpToEleven worse things]]), culminating in either the events of her route or [[DrivenToSuicide her unsuccessful attempted suicide]]. Kouhei himself also becomes a target of theft and attacks after Aeka's bullies find out that they're dating.
* In ''VisualNovel/KoiToSenkyoToChocolate'', Isara is cornered by bullies and has her underwear violently stolen by them, so she has to [[GoingCommando spend the rest of the day without panties.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' shows that [[spoiler: Keiichi Maehara]] was isolated by other students and had his seat vandalized in his former school for his brilliant grades, which [[spoiler:caused him to snap and start shooting people with model-guns]]. When this goes FromBadToWorse and [[spoiler:a little girl gets ''seriously'' wounded [[EyeScream in the eye]], his family moves to a certain place named [[TownWithADarkSecret Hinamizawa]]...]]
* This is just one of the many weapons in Ayano "Yandere-chan" Aishi's arsenal in ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator''. By spreading rumors about a rival, Yandere-chan can lower her reputation and subject her to nasty bullying. [=YandereDev=] mentions the practice of leaving a vase with a flower on someone's desk, something that is usually reserved for students who pass on, being used as a way of sending the message "I wish you were dead." There's also the practice of vandalizing a student's desk with horrible messages, which happens when a student's reputation has gotten low enough that the entire school not only hates her, but ''wants her to die''.
* In ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', when a player commits the mistake of having the PlayerCharacter focus only on the chosen LoveInterest and ignore all the other potential lovers, they will get so jealous that they'll become all too willing to use the infamous "bombs", aka using the "rumors tactics" towards the PC. If the player doesn't take measures to defuse those bombs, they will explode, '''heavily''' damaging relationships with all the characters the PC knows. It's very hard to recover from a gone-off bomb with regular characters, and an essential Game Over with NintendoHard characters such as Shiori Fujisaki or Kei Hazuki.

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/RedString'' is an American web comic written in the style of shoujo manga. Being set in a high school, a number of these cliches are used.
** Reika is a frequent target of rumors and shaming due to lies spread about her supposed promiscuity and later because she attracts the romantic attention of two boys who are popular with the rest of the school. It's later revealed that Sayuri, a girl jealous of her, deliberately kept spreading the rumors to elevate her own popularity...
** ...this backfires after Sayuri's attempts to ruin the reputation of two more girls are proven false, leading Sayuri to be the target of the same type of bullying she once perpetuated. One strip featured bugs left in her shoe.
* In the webcomic ''{{Webcomic/Sunstone}}'', this kind of bullying figured into Alan's backstory in college. Wrongly accused of being gay, people harassed him for this, but things escalated when his sketchbook of BDSM artwork was discovered, stolen, photocopied and then posted around the campus, getting him in trouble. Worse still, it was one of Ally's social circle at the time that kept the gossip about Alan circulating. This contributed to Alan's cynicism about mainstream's society's views about his subculture, and up until he met Ally, he was completely closed off from everyone because, as Ally explains, "when people pull that kind of shit on you, it ruins any benefit of a doubt you might otherwise give strangers."
* [[LonelyRichKid Lidusis]] from ''Webcomic/BlackHaze'' is isolated by his classmates and called "Monster" to his face and behind his back, all because of [[spoiler:Chevel's illusion magic showing the students images of a young Lidusis murdering Ibriel, Chevel's little sister]]. Lidusis doesn't fight back because he thinks he deserves it, though it's still unclear as to what actually happened. Eventually, the bullying [[BullyBrutality escalates]], though not before [[TheHero Rood]] steps in to intervene.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lisa Simpson has been a victim of this, most notably in the episode "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" where she's the only girl at a military school. When she's struggling with a machine gun that won't go off and asks for help, two of her classmates pull the old "did you hear something?" bit and leave her to suffer.
** ''[[AcademicAlphaBitch Lisa]]'' [[AcademicAlphaBitch herself]] has either been or almost been the perpetrator too. This is especially seen in "Lisa's Rival": when the super smart girl Alison joined the class, Lisa went crazy with jealousy and decided to sabotage Alison's diorama for class to make her look bad.