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* In ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'' Arthur is shown cowering behind Lewis and gripping his shoulders in fright, which makes it easy for [[spoiler:the evil spirit that possesses Arthur]] to get the drop on [[spoiler:Lewis]] and murder him.

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* In ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'' ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'', Arthur is shown cowering behind Lewis and gripping his shoulders in fright, which makes it easy for [[spoiler:the evil spirit that possesses Arthur]] to get the drop on [[spoiler:Lewis]] and murder him.



* Crossing over with OOCIsSeriousBusiness, ComicBook/X23, of all people, does this to O5 ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' after Stryker reveals to her that Arcade released his [[ComicBook/AvengersArena Murderworld]] footage on the internet. Including, quite prominently, imagery of Laura in a trigger scent-induced rage. The moment shows just how badly she's struggling to keep herself together after the one-two punch of Murderworld and her previous torture at Stryker's hands.

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* Crossing over with OOCIsSeriousBusiness, ComicBook/X23, ComicBook/{{X23}}, of all people, does this to O5 ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'' after Stryker reveals to her that Arcade released his [[ComicBook/AvengersArena Murderworld]] footage on the internet. Including, quite prominently, imagery of Laura in a trigger scent-induced rage. The moment shows just how badly she's struggling to keep herself together after the one-two punch of Murderworld and her previous torture at Stryker's hands.



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* Captain Kremmen tells the President to hold on to something tight. Cue [[SleazyPolitician alarmed shriek]] from the President's SexySecretary.

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* Captain Kremmen ''Captain Kremmen'' tells the President to hold on to something tight. Cue [[SleazyPolitician alarmed shriek]] from the President's SexySecretary.



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', during the MassSuperEmpoweringEvent, Sebastian saves Amy from the snakes that are attacking them and she clings to his chest in response. A subtle moment of ShipTease given that Amy was established in [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]] to have a crush on Sebastian.
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* In the ending of one of the many chases that Pepe Le Pew conducts on Penelope they both fall off of a cliff and in response Pepe draws a parachute that saves both of them. On their way down Penelope is holding onto Pepe for dear life, while Pepe is viewing this as a matter of affection rather than necessity. Still a cute exchange regardless.

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* In the ending of one of the many chases that Pepe Le Pew WesternAnimation/PepeLePew conducts on Penelope Penelope, they both fall off of a cliff and in response Pepe draws a parachute that saves both of them. On their way down Penelope is holding onto Pepe for dear life, while Pepe is viewing this as a matter of affection rather than necessity. Still a cute exchange regardless.



* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode, "Charmander the Stray Pokemon," Brock tells Misty that there's something crawling up her arm. Misty freaks out thinking it was a bug causing her to leap on top of Ash. It turned out [[FalseAlarm it was just a little plant]].

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode, "Charmander the Stray Pokemon," Brock tells Misty that there's something crawling up her arm. Misty freaks out thinking it was a bug causing her to leap on top of Ash. It turned out [[FalseAlarm it was just a little plant]].plant.



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* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' has "''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=12 Badoom 3]]''. Supposedly the most frightening game ever made."

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* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' has "''[[http://www.''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=12 Badoom 3]]''. Supposedly the most frightening game ever made."



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' Pidge leaps onto Shiro's head when they run into an alien.

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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Pidge leaps onto Shiro's head when they run into an alien.


* The former ride, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'', had this occur in the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' scene, where the kidnapped [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Elroy Jetson]] clings onto [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Muttley]], who in turn clings onto Dick Dastardly.

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* The former Ride/UniversalStudios ride, ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'', had this occur in the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' scene, where the kidnapped [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Elroy Jetson]] clings onto [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Muttley]], who in turn clings onto Dick Dastardly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E17LaunchpadsFirstCrash Launchpad's First Crash]]", Launchpad and Scrooge grab ahold of each other simultaneously when the dynamite begins going off.


* Played straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'' when James has a FlashbackNightmare. The following sequence is his father waking up to find the kid clinging to his chest

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* Played straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'' when after James has a FlashbackNightmare.FlashbackNightmare of his rape. The following sequence is his father waking up to find the kid clinging to his chest

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* Played straight in ''{{Literature/Touch}}'' when James has a FlashbackNightmare. The following sequence is his father waking up to find the kid clinging to his chest

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Harry prone to an after-action variant of this, with his being fond of snuggling with people he cares for, often for comfort - however, one example, with Thor (his dad) and Wanda (his godmother and [[ParentalSubstitute maternal substitute]]) after the hideously traumatic events of chapter 72 is a) more conventional, b) overlaps with CryInToChest.


* Mert and Tommy on ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus''. [[HoYay So very much.]]

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* Mert Merton and Tommy on ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus''. [[HoYay So very much.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'': The twins Bother and Blister do this after their mother forces them to stop their dog's endless TornadoMove (caused by the twins shooting a hungry flea to the dog) by dropping them to the tornado.


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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': On the cover of Caravans of Mars.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': ''TabletopGame/Space1889'': On the cover of Caravans "Caravans of Mars.Mars".



-->'''Lavie:''' ''(almost in tears)'' "But I'm scared!"
-->'''Ryan:''' ''(deadpan)'' "I know, but how is twisting my arm off going to help?"

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* In all [[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} three]] [[WebVideo/SuburbanKnights anniversary]] [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee movies]], WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic (a six foot man) hides behinds and clings to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick (a five foot two woman). In these instances, he really ''does'' think she's stronger and braver than him, so that's why he does it. He also clings onto Santa Christ in ''Film/SonOfTheMask'', and looks tiny in spite of Doug being the taller brother.

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* In all [[WebVideo/{{Kickassia}} three]] [[WebVideo/SuburbanKnights anniversary]] [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee movies]], three anniversary movies (''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', and ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''), WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic (a six foot six-foot man) hides behinds and clings to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick (a five foot two five-foot-two woman). In these instances, he really ''does'' think she's stronger and braver than him, so that's why he does it. He also clings onto Santa Christ in ''Film/SonOfTheMask'', and looks tiny in spite of Doug being the taller brother.



-->'''Pearl:''' ''(clinging onto Garnet's arm)'' Our memories of Rose can't be tainted by some overgrown brambles! ''(chuckles)'' Look at them. They're a mess without her guidance. Directionless, pathetic, ''(yanks Garnet by her arm)'' ''clinging'' things. ''(lets go)'' It's going to be okay, Garnet.

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-->'''Pearl:''' ''(clinging ''[clinging onto Garnet's arm)'' arm]'' Our memories of Rose can't be tainted by some overgrown brambles! ''(chuckles)'' Look at them. They're a mess without her guidance. Directionless, pathetic, ''(yanks Garnet by her arm)'' ''clinging'' things. ''(lets go)'' It's going to be okay, Garnet.



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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Akane glomps onto Ranma when she becomes scared by ghosts in The Cursed Tunnel of Lost Love. This trope was also discussed earlier in the arc.
-->'''Man:''' It's really scary in there, you know. Your girlfriend will squeeze you for dear life!\\

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Akane glomps onto Ranma when she becomes scared by ghosts in The Cursed Tunnel of Lost Love. This trope was also discussed earlier in the arc.
-->'''Man:''' --->'''Man:''' It's really scary in there, you know. Your girlfriend will squeeze you for dear life!\\



** In the manga, when Ranma and Akane are cornered into a wall by a tiger, she [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/005/003/017/ grabs onto him]]. He has [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes a major fear of cats]], so he isn't doing too hot either.
** PlayedForLaughs shortly after. The tiger Gosunkugi used to scare Ranma is in return scared of Ranma's Cat-Fu. The tiger's so terrified that it jumps into Kuno's arms, which makes Kuno think it's attracted to him, then clings to and hides behind him.
-->'''Kuno:''' I'm sorry, but my heart belongs to another.\\

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** In the manga, when Ranma and Akane are cornered into a wall by a tiger, she [[http://www.anymanga.com/ranma/005/003/017/ grabs onto him]].him. He has [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes a major fear of cats]], so he isn't doing too hot either.
** PlayedForLaughs shortly after. The tiger Gosunkugi used to scare Ranma is in return scared of Ranma's Cat-Fu. The tiger's so terrified that it jumps into Kuno's Kunō's arms, which makes Kuno Kunō think it's attracted to him, then clings to and hides behind him.
-->'''Kuno:''' --->'''Kunō:''' I'm sorry, but my heart belongs to another.\\



** Invoked in the Battle Dogi arc. While Ranma tries to seduce Akane in a closet to prevent her from wearing a powerful suit, Genma and Soun attempt to help things along by throwing some snakes and frogs at Akane. It works, [[MomentKiller until the suit itself interrupts]].

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** Invoked in the Battle Dogi arc. While Ranma tries to seduce Akane in a closet to prevent her from wearing a powerful suit, Genma and Soun Sōun attempt to help things along by throwing some snakes and frogs at Akane. It works, [[MomentKiller until the suit itself interrupts]].



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* During the ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' between Franchise/DonkeyKong and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]], both of them grab hold of each other when they realize the mine cart they're on is about to jump the tracks into a giant chasm.



* During the WebOriginal/DeathBattle between Franchise/DonkeyKong and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles]], both of them grab hold of each other when they realize the mine cart they're on is about to jump the tracks into a giant chasm.



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* ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'':
** Jet jumps into Sunspot's arms at one point in "Sunday Drive".
** Sean and Carrot do this to each other in a few episodes, like "How Come the Moon Changes Shape?" and "Which Moon is Best?"


* In ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'' Arthur is shown cowering behind Lewis and gripping his shoulders in fright before Lewis was murdered in the cave.

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* In ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'' Arthur is shown cowering behind Lewis and gripping his shoulders in fright before Lewis was murdered in fright, which makes it easy for [[spoiler:the evil spirit that possesses Arthur]] to get the cave. drop on [[spoiler:Lewis]] and murder him.


* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'': Yai and Chaud ride an elevator, and when the lights go out and the elevator stops, she grabs his arm. His comment? "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny You're cutting off the circulation to my hand.]]"

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* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'': Yai and Chaud ride an elevator, and when the lights go out and the elevator stops, she grabs his arm. His comment? "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments You're cutting off the circulation to my hand.]]"



* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TastesLikeDiabetes Nico]] clings to her doctor, [[TallDarkAndSnarky Taiga]], nearly always when creeped out. This is justified behavior at occasions like encounter with a psychopathic god wannabe. [[note]]He also happens to be ridiculously [[LargeHam hammy]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent undead]] they are forced to work with for some time.[[/note]] While their relationship is played ambigiously they get called out on the ShipTease vibes it gives off [[CrowningMomentOfFunny twice]] anyway.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TastesLikeDiabetes Nico]] clings to her doctor, [[TallDarkAndSnarky Taiga]], nearly always when creeped out. This is justified behavior at occasions like encounter with a psychopathic god wannabe. [[note]]He also happens to be ridiculously [[LargeHam hammy]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent undead]] they are forced to work with for some time.[[/note]] While their relationship is played ambigiously they get called out on the ShipTease vibes it gives off [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments twice]] anyway.

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* Terrified by Flandre, the normally unflappable [[AnIcePerson Genkan]] clings to Brad in ''Fanfic/FreakinGensokyo''.


* ''Film/{{Juggernaut}}''. There are several {{Time Bomb}}s on a passenger liner and bad weather prevents anyone from [[AbandonShip being evacuated]]. The entertainment officer tries to [[StiffUpperLip rouse everyone spirits]] before giving it up because no-one is singing along. On confessing his own fears to a female passenger, she suggests that everyone just wants to be held right now. As the band starts to play a ConvenientSlowDance, he asks her to join him on the dance floor, and soon the other passengers follow suit.

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* ''Film/{{Juggernaut}}''. There are several {{Time Bomb}}s on a passenger liner and bad weather prevents anyone from [[AbandonShip being evacuated]]. The entertainment officer tries to [[StiffUpperLip rouse everyone their spirits]] before giving it up because no-one is singing along. On confessing his own fears fear to a female passenger, she suggests that everyone just wants to be held right now. As the band starts to play a ConvenientSlowDance, he asks her to join him on the dance floor, and soon the other passengers follow suit.

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