Basic Trope: A character, usually a tough one, is afraid of needles.
Straight: Neal is a Made of IronBadass that often gets beaten up and wounded in fights without problems, but he's afraid of needles.
Exaggerated: Neal can handle any form of combat, injury, or torture without any problem, but faints if anyone even says the word "needle".
Downplayed: Neal finds needles unpleasant, but doesn't mind them that much.
Neal once caught a horrible disease through needles.
Neal lives in a setting where needles are difficult to sterilize properly.
Inverted: Neal doesn't mind needles, but is also the opposite of badass.
Subverted: Neal is afraid when he's told that Alice is going to give him an injection, but it turns out Alice is a Mad Scientist and that he's actually afraid of her experiments.
Double Subverted: However, when the cute nurse Bailey gives him an injection, he faints.
Parodied: Neal isn't afraid of needles unless the conditions are perfectly safe.
Zig Zagged: Every time Neal is about to receive an injection, he's afraid, but it later turns out that he has a reason to be afraid that's not the needles themselves, such as Mad Scientist experiments, untrained doctors, etc.
Averted: Neal isn't afraid of needles.
Enforced: The producers want to make Neal's pains recognizable for the audience.
Lampshaded: "Neal, you're such a badass fighter, so why are you so afraid of a little sting?"
Invoked: The Big Bad puts Neal through a horrible Playing with Syringes session, hoping to invoke a permanent fear of needles and medical procedures.
When Neal is afraid of needles, he makes up increasingly bizarre excuses for it.
Played For Drama: Neal was once the victim of a Playing with SyringesMad Scientist, but nobody in-universe takes his fear seriously, and everyone tells him to stop acting like a "big baby". This only makes his problems worse.