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It ain't over for him yet.

Ned: Missy, we need to talk. I've found someone else.
Missy: You're so cute when you say things that you know will get you and whoever you're talking about seriously injured.

She's often cute, sometimes to the point of twee. She's affectionate, too but she also has a grip like a hydraulic press, and seems to want to be an article of clothing wrapped around the body of the guy she likes. Woe to him if he so much as looks at another girl (or if another girl dares to look at him), for she's usually armed with an Armor-Piercing Slap, a Megaton Punch or a Hyperspace Mallet, and she's willing to use it on him whether he invited the attention or not. Sometimes, even other girls are not safe from her, especially if they try to woo her crush in front of her. She's the Clingy Jealous Girl, and she can be anywhere on the spectrum from a fondly-regarded nuisance to a psycho stalker.

If she's a Yandere, she'll snap and try to Murder the Hypotenuse at least once. Especially If I Can't Have You…. If she's a Tsundere instead, her violence towards the male lead will be a Running Gag. If she has a Sugar-and-Ice Personality, she'll be more prone to snide comments and verbal violence than open clinginess. Depending on how possessive she is, their "boyfriend's" friends will also be targeted. Put them in a horror movie, and you've possibly got a Nigh-Invulnerable antagonist hellbent on having one of the characters all to themselves for whatever reason they desire.


This can even happen non-romantically. A little sister who adores her older brother may declare her brother off limits to any girl who shows interest in him, jealous of them taking his attention off her.

Expect her to be the victim of lots of fan bashing for getting in between The Protagonist and his True Love, even if she actually loses. If she does manage to start a relationship with her object of affections, it will range anywhere from annoying gushing, All Take and No Give, or even Love Martyrdom. At the same time, most of the main characters will have a similar character, since this is the simplest way to depict her jealousy and interest in the character.

In Fan Fiction, when a Relationship Sue appears to snatch the love interest's attention away, all possible love rivals will often become Clingy Jealous Girls to make her look better than she really is.


Her Spear Counterpart is the Crazy Jealous Guy.


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    Audio Plays 
  • Charlotte Pollard from Big Finish Doctor Who towards the Eighth Doctor gets rather angry at the presence of C'rizz. Becomes really prevalent in "The Next Life", where they get into a massive argument, C'rizz calling Charley a "bunny boiler". The Doctor convinces them to work it out and Charley admits her flaws.
  • All of the Yandere love interests in Yandere no Onna no Ko. You just have to pick your poison on which girl you'd want to be stuck with for the rest of your life (or what's left of it).

    Comic Books 
  • Knives Chau from the Scott Pilgrim series combines this trope with Yandere
  • Kayleigh from Dork Tower is this in regards to Matt McLimore; just the thought that he might be interested in someone else sends her into a rage.
  • Superman:
    • Lana Lang has been occasionally portrayed as this for Clark Kent, to the point of once leaving her panties in the Kents's bed after failing to convince Clark that Lois Lane is a lousy wife.
    • During Superman: Brainiac, Clark and Lois talk about their co-worker Cat Grant and her strange behavior. Lois bets that Cat got her butt tattooed and Clark jokes about using his X-Ray Vision to check it. She growls at him.
    • In The Coming of Atlas, Lois gets grumpy when Clark wants them to attend Zatanna's show, even though her husband bluntly states he has zero interest in his fellow Leaguer.
    • This aspect of Lois was really dialed up in Action Comics (New 52), as she is very jealous of Wonder Woman having a relationship with Superman albeit passive-aggressively before eventually mellowing out. In other comics, Lois is rarely pleased to see Diana show up in her and Clark's life. Diana herself noticeably dislikes Lois and how close she is to Clark.
    • In The Plague of the Antibiotic Man, Iris Allen gets mad when she finds Lois Lane -who she has heard is moving to Central City- talking to The Flash (Iris' husband Barry) because rumor has it that Miss Lane is obsessed with dating super-heroes (not only Superman). Hence, Iris and Lois have a heated argument in which Iris repeatedly warns Lois that she should stay away from the Flash, and Lois repeatedly protests it is not interested at all.
    • Girl Power: Subverted. Starfire is clearly irritated when Supergirl kisses Nightwing, but she does not even want to talk about it when Kara tries to apologize herself for smooching her boyfriend.
  • Nightwing: Dick Grayson's many love interests are this towards him, including the incredibly powerful ones like Starfire and Supergirl. But probably the most insidious is Catalina Flores aka the Tarantula who not only manipulated events so that Batgirl would break up with Nightwing, she then most infamously took advantage of Nightwing when he was suffering from a Heroic BSoD taking his pants off and raping him on a rooftop. Nightwing was disgusted by her actions and swore never to let her touch him again and Barbara Gordon made a point of beating the shit out of Tarantula in their few interactions.
  • Batgirl: Barbara in general is like this towards Dick's other love interests especially Starfire. Though this was played more tragically when she went to check up on Dick in his apartment and was greeted by an underdressed Starfire at the door, Babs left shortly after and began to cry while riding her motorcycle.
  • Catwoman is very much capable of getting very jealous of Batman’s other love interests. In Batman: Hush Selina has to guard Talia al Ghul who takes the opportunity to gloat about how she's made love to him while Selina (at that point) hasn't, at which she contemplates gagging Talia. Catwoman even gets jealous and hostile towards Wonder Woman much like Lois above with Clark and she really doesn’t appreciate how close Diana is to Bruce as seen in Forever Evil (2013).
    Batman: Give me the lasso, Vic I can connect with Diana.—(touching the Lasso of Truth)—We’ve known each other a long time...
    Catwoman: (looking at him sharply) Is that really it Batman?
  • Spider-Man:
    • Betty Brant damn near fainted every time Peter breathed in the vicinity of another woman (besides Aunt May) and would often run off in a huff after encounters with Liz Allen and especially Mary Jane Watson, leading Peter to label Betty as a "overemotional jealous female" (well, this was the early '60s). After marrying Ned Leeds Betty got over Peter and was shown to be very happy at his marriage with MJ.
    • Gwen Stacy was this to Peter before they started dating, disliking any affection Peter got from women (though not to the extent that Betty did) besides her (as shown in one interaction with Mary Jane):
      MJ: Mmmm... (cozying up to Peter) if you're that groovy, maybe you deserve Mary Jane.
      Gwen: When would you like him dear? Before or after I pull your hair out?
    • Mary Jane Watson herself always preferred to keep Peter to herself (including dragging him off to dance at parties), though she would often laugh it off and act like a wild party girl to disguise how much she wanted/needed Peter. Due to her broken homelife she saw a connection in Peter and genuinely loved him despite dating Flash and flirting with Harry; distancing herself emotionally from Peter was just a way of protecting herself.
    • There were times MJ still lost her cool and showed resentment when Peter got attention from other women, and even jealousy when Peter dated Gwen. As for Lois Lane getting chummy with Peter in the crossover Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, she didn't care AT ALL.
    • Black Cat makes it clear how jealous she is of MJ herself and often encourages Spidey to forget her and to be with her instead, since MJ “ties him down” to a boring life. Depending on the Writer this goes from mere bitterness to full blown Yandere.
    • This is essentially the motivation of the Venom Symbiote towards Peter. It alternates between hating him fiercely and loving him so much it’ll do anything to bond with him again.
  • Played with in Exalted. Due to the differing social positions of men and women in Creation, Peleps Taguro is the Clingy Jealous Guy versus the Crazy Jealous Guy to Aruna.
  • Mera deeply loves her husband Aquaman and gets very, very angry when other women try to woo him away from her. In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Wonder Woman (hello again, Diana) sleeps with Arthur, causing Mera to attack and fight her and be killed igniting a planet-level civil war in the process. Played more gently in the comics e.g the time Mera met Ya’wara.
    Aquaman: We were never formally a team.
    Ya’wara: But Arthur and I had a connection.
    (Mera gives her a Death Glare)
    Aquaman: (quickly) A telepathic one.
    Mera: Not better.
  • X-Men:
    • Jean Grey is capable of getting very jealous, especially where her love Cyclops is concerned. Though Jean's jealously and anger over Cyclops's psychic affairs with Emma Frost and Psylocke is completely justified since she and Cyke are usually Mindlink Mates together, which makes Emma and Betsy's involvement worse than sexually infidelity in Jean's mind.
    • Ironic for a girl who has the power to phase through almost everything, but Kitty Pryde is often very clingy towards Colossus. This was very evident during Chris Claremont's run where Kitty flips out when Professor X separates her from the X-Men and therefore by proxy separating Kitty from her Russian love.
    • Emma Frost though she acts like she's above it, but she’s still pretty goddamn jealous of Jean and Scott's love for her and does her best to destroy their marriage with a Mental Affair. If that wasn't enough Emma frequently trash talks Jean in front of Scott even when she's dead and is pissed at Cyclops and Wolverine fighting over Jean, bitching egotistically that despite all her beauty and fame "she ranks below a corpse". Taken further when Cyclops dies as Emma has some Sanity Slippage and creates a mental projection of him. Thankfully averted nowadays as by House of X Emma seems to have buried the hatchet with Jean and is seemly no longer attracted to Scott.
    • Rogue to Gambit occasionally, though normally not the "clingy" part as that could kill him. Rogue was especially jealous of Bella Donna whom Gambit almost wed in a Arranged Marriage. She also brings up every single woman Gambit has been romantically involved with (or just flirted with) during their couple's therapy.
    • Bella Donna herself made her first appearance by attacking Gambit and Rogue during a picnic, Rogue having her arms around Gambit's neck might’ve helped the situation escalate. This is downplayed afterwards though Bella Donna still gets unpleasant when acknowledging Gambit’s relationship with Rogue and even kissed Gambit... despite him being married to Rogue at that point. She’s also tried to kill Rogue more than once.
    • Chuck Austen turned Polaris into this trope towards Havok and even made Lorna an outright Yandere attacking Havok and his temporary love interest Annie. Later writers appropriately ignore this whole subplot all together.
    • Monet St. Croix showed a slight case of this with Sabretooth during Uncanny X-Men (2016). The two of them seemed to have something building over the series. After Monet is possessed by Emplate, her negative emotions are amplified by his influence. She murders Inhumans in cold-blood due to grief of losing Maddrox to Terrigen mist. Sabretooth finds her and they talk briefly, with him telling Monet that Rachel Grey came with him. Monet wonders where she is -sarcastically saying she'd love to catch up. Creed explains that he sent Rachel back in order to speak with Monet alone. She asks if he's protecting his new friend, saying she doesn't like it.
  • The Incredible Hulk: Betty Ross aka Harpy/Red She-Hulk can be like this towards the good Doctor Banner aka the Hulk. This was especially seen when the sorceress Umar ensnared Hulk, at which Betty lost it bellowing “Get your damn tongue off him. You piece of trash”. Interestingly Betty isn’t jealous of Caiera, Hulk’s other wife from Planet Hulk (probably thanks to never meeting her or the fact she's dead) or resentful towards her stepson Skaar, while Bruce himself is very ashamed of cheating on Betty as Hulk despite having pretty much no control over it. Betty does however get visibly jealous of Hulk's other love interest Jarella when she makes a brief appearance cozying up to Bruce in Incredible Hulks 619#.
  • Daisy Duck in Disney Ducks Comic Universe. She definitely do not take well find Donald with another girl. But she has no problem with leave Donald for Gladstone whenever it suits her (often as part of an Operation: Jealousy).
  • Archie Comics:
    • Betty and Veronica both become more than a little crazy whenever another girl takes an interest in Archie.
    • Less commonly seen is how Midge goes nuts whenever another girl shows too much interest in Moose (who is ironically known for being a Crazy Jealous Guy).
  • Raptors: Despite being in a long-term relationship with Drago, Camilla is not actually this for him, but for Vicky. She declares that she is hers, even when her brother decides to have sex with Vicky in their bed and when Vicky ultimately refuses Camilla's advances, she doesn't take it very well.
  • Gail from Sin City towards Dwight. She badmouths his other love interest the waitress Shellie whenever she can and believes he should give into his wild side and be with her. There’s also some Fridge Brilliance as Gail took part in the killing of Ava (Dwight’s other love interest and a truly vicious Femme Fatale) in A Dame to Kill For likely due to her own feelings for Dwight.
  • Rosy the Rascal from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics), Amy Rose's counterpart from an alternate evil universe. Unlike Amy, who has enough common sense to back down from her clingy tendencies and willing to help other potential female rivals out of concern for their well-being, Rosy is so mentally unstable that she believes the only way to get Scourge (anti-Sonic)'s attention is to smash him with her hammer... which, unlike Amy's, is covered in spikes.

    Comic Strips 
  • Peanuts:
    • Lucy van Pelt is obsessively infatuated with Schroeder and goes to ridiculous lengths to beat out her competition for his attention — namely, his piano.
    • Lucy's brother Linus also has to keep reminding Sally, Charlie Brown's sister, that "I'm not your 'sweet baboo'!"
  • Hernia, Hamlet's (wannabe) girlfriend from the Hägar the Horrible comic strip. In one strip she sewed name tags onto his clothes with her name on them, and in another she chains him to the spot, which is bad for a wandering hunter.
  • Andrea, a character from the Filipino newspaper comic Beerkada, had a peculiar way of clinging to her object of affection: she chomps down on the shoulder or neck of the guy and doesn't let go, earning her the nickname "Chompy." She later becomes his girlfriend.
  • Anthony's fiancee, later wife, Therese from For Better or for Worse behaved this way whenever his childhood girlfriend Elizabeth was around, even at their wedding. Justified in that Anthony probably was cheating on her emotionally even then.
    • Liz got a stint of this in her teens when she attempted to break up with Anthony before a school dance, only to get insanely jealous when the friend she asked to help her break up by proxy felt so bad for him that she offered to take him instead. As this occurred before most Pattersaints could do no wrong, Lynn repeatedly lampshaded Liz's own responsibility for the whole debacle.
  • Sedine from InSecurity is extremely upset when she finds out that Ellie the next-door neighbor had dated Sedine's husband Sam in college.
  • Luann features both Bernice, who harasses and smothers Zane (including asking him to marry her despite her being a teenager), and Luann herself, who obsesses over Aaron Hill and hates anyone he likes.
    • Luann even got this way with her Abhorrent Admirer Gunther, as a form of Stringing the Hopeless Suitor Along. Whenever he developed an interest in another girl (or they in him) Luann would immediately get possessive of him and warn everyone that Gunther was hers. As soon as any potential romance for the guy was squashed Luann would go back to treating him with disdain.
  • Roxanne in Candorville is an extreme example, and apparently plans to kill the girl Lemont really likes. She's also somewhat of a deconstruction in that she's never shown love for him, only a desire to control him and have him obey her every whim.
  • Once Samantha and Dave finally get together in Safe Havens, Samantha tends to get jealous if she even thinks someone is trying to hit on Dave. Particularly ironic in the case of Dave's Italian translator Maria, because Maria is a very ardent Shipper on Deck for Samantha and Dave because she's their Kid from the Future. Maria even notes that she used this trope to her advantage: by getting Samantha to focus all her jealousy on her, that meant Samantha didn't notice when Maria warded off actual threats to their relationship.
  • Ultimate X-Men: Kitty Pryde really doesn't like sharing Bobby's affections with Rogue. And while she's slightly better about it with Peter, she has several moments of friction with MJ (and Ultimate Spider-Man #200 makes it clear she never really got over him).

    Fan Works 
  • A Crooked Man: Caiera mistakes She-Hulk for Hulk's old lover and gets briefly furious until Hulk clears things up. However, she still doesn't like She-Hulk.
  • Advice and Trust:
    • Shinji and Asuka got together but they are keeping it a secret. She is real possessive and protective of Shinji because "You're cute, you like me, you're a fantastic kisser, and you understand what it's like". Coincidentally, all their female classmates have all of sudden convinced themselves that he is a Casanova and a sex god and are trying to hook up with him, and their behavior is an endless source of frustration and rage to Asuka since she can't claim him publicly nor murder them, because someone might notice.
      "I don't mind if Ikari-kun sees me naked."
      'Oh no you do not, you little blue-haired bitch! He's MINE!' "You can't do that with Shinji! He's... 'MINE! Just for me! Taken! Claimed! In love with me! GAAAAGHH! I can't say any of that!' "He's... not... you... WHARRGAGBBL!"
      "I do not understand," Rei said after Asuka descended into Angrish for a minute.
      "It's... It's..." 'Come on, Soryu! You're supposed to be a genius! Think of something! There's got to be a thousand reasons you should be able to tell Wondergirl to keep her hands and eyes off Shinji besides 'He's mine and if you try to grab a piece of my sweet baka-Shinji, I will cut you!' Come on! Ah!' "It's not ladylike!" 'Oh, good one, Soryu. Now you sound like a spinster aunt.' "You don't just let a boy grab you like that! Sex is supposed to be with someone you care about!"
      "I care about Ikari-kun."
      Shinji audibly gulped as they both processed the implications in that. Shinji took Rei's skirt and sidestepped along towards the hot-air dryers, carefully keeping his back to Rei and his head down.
      'Do not start making plans to murder Wondergirl. Do not start making plans to murder Wondergirl. Do not start making plans to murder Wondergirl. You're not allowed to kill her, someone might notice.
    • Ironically, Rei does not provoke Asuka's jealousy after that scene, even though she is also extremely close to Shinji, because Rei respects their bond and she has even helped to drive would-be Shinji's suitors away. That, and Asuka loves Rei almost as much as she loves Shinji (though not enough for a polygamous relationship).
  • Bambietta Basterbine shows signs of this over Ichigo in Alabaster Orchestra.
  • In Kill la Kill fanfic Before My Body Is Dry, this is greatly downplayed in the case of Mako Mankanshoku. With the gratuitous amounts of Ship Tease that she had with Ryuko Matoi in the canon, one would think that Mako would grow possessive over Ryuko given the budding relationship she has with their other friend, Akio Takahiro. Mako, however, is too sweet to act as such, and while she is hurt that Ryuko starts to become more open to Akio then her, she understands that it's because of Ryuko's particular affections towards him. She fully subverts the trope once she learns that Akio and Ryuko have become a couple, and goes full-on Shipper on Deck for them both.
  • There's an element of this on both sides in Beyond Heroes when Bethany Hawke meets Bianca Davri. The two women do not like each other at all, and though it's for wildly different reasons, both of their reasons center around Varric.
  • The Child of Love: After getting together Asuka often gets jealous and paranoiac when another woman gets close to Shinji.
    Asuka:"Why is she trying to avoid us these days? She must be sooooo jealous of our love!"
    Shinji:"And why do you think that every woman's gonna take me away from you?"
    Asuka (seductively):"Because I want you all for myself, baka Shinji."
  • Children of an Elder God:
    • Asuka displayed this trait around Kaji and later Shinji. When she saw a picture of Kaji surrounded by Misato and Ritsuko she wrapped her arms around his and asked who those women were.
    • Rei gets jealous and aggressive when other girls come near Shinji. Mainly Asuka.
  • Code Geass: Paladins of Voltron:
    • Kallen was not at all happy when Kaguya glomps Lelouch in Message From Kyoto.
    • Downplayed, but Milly doesn't like it when Rivalz starts ogling other women.
  • A Crown of Stars: After getting together Asuka is very, very protective and VERY possessive of Shinji. Don't try to take him away from her. It'll not end up well for you. And she does NOT appreciate Rei interfering with their relationship.
  • A Dance on the Mats: Rainbow doesn't bring her friends to her spars with Anon because she fears they'll grab his attention away from her, due to them having more height and curves than she does. It is played for some drama, as a sign of Rainbow's deep insecurities.
  • Doing It Right This Time:
    • Asuka defines herself as very clingy and possessive. So, how can she practice polyamory? Easy. She is clingy and possessive to both Shinji and Rei.
    • In chapter 2 Asuka caught Shinji staring at Rei and was jealous... and then she wondered who was making her jealous:
      Hands off! Asuka screamed internally... then she realised she wasn't sure if she was referring to Rei about Shinji, or to Shinji about Rei.
  • Evangelion 303: Asuka got very jealous even before Shinji and she became lovers (she warned him that if he went to a brothel as he was away, she would kill him). Needless to say, their engagement has not changed that, and she does not want to see Mari anywhere near Shinji.
  • In FAITH, Misty is jealous of Dawn's close friendship with Ash. This results in her accidentally shocked Dawn in Pikachu form.
  • Fate/Black Dawn: Morgan le Faye, to the surprise of no one, turns out to be the jealous type. What's slightly more surprising is the emphasis on clingy. When other women are around, she tends to sit in Shirou's lap and glare at everyone else. When they summon Arturia for the Holy Grail War, Morgan very pointedly refers to him as "my Shirou" before Arturia has any idea what's going on.
  • Fate/Gamers Only flips Mash and the protagonist's relationship from having Mash object when she notices other girls advancing on the protagonist to having Rikku act possessive of Mash when she notices certain behavior from those around her. When Nero expresses interest in Mash's abilities, Rikku drags Mash away and declares "Mine", and she later holds up Orion at sword point for admiring Mash.
  • Fate/Harem Antics: Downplayed with Sakura. She gets noticeably sharp whenever any of the other girls get too close to Shirou, but never makes anything of it, and in fact she's the first one to suggest Intimate Healing before Shirou is even aware that's a thing. Her attitude seems to be "I won, I can be generous."
  • Fates Collide:
    • Nora Valkyrie is most displeased when she finds out Lie Ren's roommate Kiyohime is a girl, and even more displeased when Kiyohime hits on Ren.
    • Bazett Fraga McRemitz and Medb are both attracted to Cu Chulainn. Not only do they not like each other, when Glynda Goodwitch fixes Cu Chulainn's coffee cup and he thanks her, they both give her a Death Glare.
    • Illyasviel von Einzbern gets jealous of how close Archer and Cinder Fall are getting.
  • FREAKIN GENSOKYO: Shikome is surprisingly protective of Matt, gleefully murdering any succubus who comes near him.
  • Ghosts of Evangelion: Asuka is very possessive towards Shinji. In a deleted scene she meets Kaworu, snaps and says: "Stay away from him, you pervert! He's mine!"
  • Sierra from The Good Hunter does not fit this trope entirely, given that she's far from being The Glomp, but she does get a little antsy about her friend Molly's forward attitude towards Klaus, whom she has feelings for. Just look at how she reiterates twice that she is not jealous from her POV.
  • A Growing Fire In My Heart: Ember shows some possessiveness towards Spike at times. She gets very jealous when she sees how close and friendly he is with Rarity to the point she tries to drown her sorrows in punch, and later in the final chapter after Spike is aged into adulthood it is said that every dragoness would be jumping on him in a few years... and Ember would be tossing them all into a lake for it.
  • Harry Potter: Raven: Terra is not at all fond of the attention Harry/Raven gets from other girls.
  • HERZ: They have been married for five years but Asuka is still very jealous and possessive of Shinji. Kurumi trying to hit on Shinji even though she knows he is married does not lessen her jealousy.
  • In the Hannah Montana fic "Higher Power Meltdown", Lilly has a tendency to be this after she and Miley start dating; while she trusts Miley not to cheat, she becomes extremely angry when dealing with Jake Ryan as he makes it clear he expects to get back together with Miley.
  • In A Horse for the Force, Akane is very unusual example in that she doesn't actually want to be with Ranma. However, she "refuses to lose" against Ranma's other fiances, something even Nabiki considers despicable.
    • Shaak Ti is a downplayed example, coming primarily from her inexperience with both romance and jealousy.
  • In House of Summers, Jean Grey is usually quite pleasant... unless someone is making a play for her boyfriend Scott.
    She knew she was getting under Jean's skin. Her mother never showed it much, but she was possessive when it came to Scott Summers. Rachel distinctly remembered when she was twelve years old and a much younger teacher joined the faculty and started making moves on her dad… Oh boy, did that blonde ever learn first hand a redhead's temper.
  • A platonic example occurs in Influenced Out of Normality when Buffy and Willow spend less time with Xander, including excluding him from slaying, but get pissed off when he gets friends other than them and hate that he spends so much time with his girlfriend Cordelia. Notably, Buffy's disgusted with Xander for wearing his letterman jacket.
  • In Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race, Tron is this towards Mega Man, especially when she learns Kalinka likes him. The beginning of Episode 14 has Tron planning to scare Kalinka into giving Mega Man up by knocking on her doorstep with the Gustaff mech.
  • Both Nia and Momo in My Driver Academia quickly develop an affection for Izuku Midoriya. During the battle trials, while she only said it as part of her role as a villain, Momo did talk about taking Izuku as a pet, which quickly riled Nia up. And when All Might took Izuku and Pyra to talk after the trials, they both had the same thought: "He just took my rabbit!"
  • Chloe in Nymph and the Corrupted Miraculous comes across as this in the platonic variety, being very possessive of Marinette and her well-being, becoming jealous and vindictive towards Alya before she even officially becomes Marinette's friend. This also applies to Adrien, Chloe chasing away everyone that approached him claiming that they "weren't good enough."
  • Itsuka Kendou in Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku! shows shades of this early on towards Izuku Midoriya, such as glaring at him when Alexis "Lexi" Luthor asks him to have lunch with her, with Midoriya's inner monologue revealing it's almost like she was the one with Heat Vision. Later when they're visiting Isamu Academy, she becomes really upset when Lori Lemaris steals his first kiss in front of her.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide, Asuka never liked seeing other girls getting close to Shinji. After getting together she doesn't become less possessive, but she makes the effort to not feel jealous when Shinji wants to spend time with Rei.
  • Once More with Feeling:
    • According to Asuka, Shinji is her friend... but if some girl tries to get her hands on him, Asuka will chew her out.
    • Rei does not appreciate either her female schoolmates' obsession with Shinji.
  • A Peaceful Afterlife: Vaggie is this to Charlie, though she has a legitimate reason to dislike Kira, him being a Serial Killer and all.
  • Misty becomes a downplayed example in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines compared to her canon self. Early on it becomes quite evident that she's attracted to Ash, so when Iris joins their group and she sees them training together and bonding rather quickly, she starts to feel jealous but keeps it to herself. Later, though, when Ash mentions Serena, Misty calmly demands more information about her, given that he had never mentioned her in front of her or his other companions. When it comes to those in their traveling group this trope eventually becomes limited: Misty will become annoyed very quickly at girls outside it flirting with Ash but has no problem with Ash going on 'kind of sort of' dates with Iris and Anabel during the league after she had a 'kind of sort of' date as well.
  • Rarity in the Ponies of Olympus series is like this first when Spike shows interest in Wavedancer, then later when Ran Biao tries to seduce him. Sweetie Belle uses this attitude as evidence to get Rarity to admit she does return Spike's feelings for her.
  • Professor Arc: Ruby and Yang, after Cinder plants Jaune a wet one in front of the entire school. The former begins a prank campaign against Cinder. Glynda is also one. She hates how 'close' Jaune and Cinder seem and is very irritated when Jaune starts receiving marriage requests.
  • In Purple, Wrong Hordak/Kadroh asked several people what love is like and Catra's definition is "when you don't want anyone else to be around someone." Hordak rightfully points out that Catra isn't exactly the kind of person you ask about such a topic.
  • In the Danny Phantom fanfic Resurrected Memories: Paulina, much to Danny’s dismay.
    • While they both would initially deny it, both Ember and Sam become this towards Danny to different degrees.
  • Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness has many:
    • Kokoa falls in love with Tsukune, and in Act II chapter 28, declares that Moka doesn't deserve him and invokes the Eia Dreahl, a sacred vampire pact punishable by death if broken, in order to force Moka to give him up so she can have him all to herself. Kokoa loses, and it's only afterwards that she realizes that Moka never put Tsukune in danger, and he was fighting of his own choice and loves Moka regardless; realizing what she would have taken away from Tsukune if she had indeed won the pact, Kokoa is instantly ashamed of herself.
    • In Act III chapter 23, Apoch and Astreal become this to Ahakon, to the extent that they try to isolate him from Yukari completely and actually try to kill her no less than twice; after the second attempt, which nearly got Ahakon himself killed, Ahakon dumps them for Yukari, partially because of their violent actions, partially because of his own growing feelings for Yukari, and partially because he felt guilty that they were both sharing him. On top of it all, Ruby, being Apoch and Astreal's boss, explicitly forbids them from having any more boyfriends for a while, stating that their actions prove that they're not ready for such a thing yet.
    • The new Falla, Apoch, and Astreal from the Alternate Timeline shown in Act IV, who were in a relationship with Tsukune, Dark, and Rason respectively in their original timelines, end up picking a fight with Moka, Mizore, and Kurumu over who will get to date their respective beaus now. The boys personally intervene during the fight and call them out on their craziness, pointing out that they're not the same people the girls fell in love with, and those boys are dead. It sinks in for Apoch and Astreal, but Falla stubbornly refuses to accept it and goes so far as to rig the girl's dorm with Death Traps in an effort to Murder the Hypotenuse. It's only when she looks into Lilith's Mirror and regains the memories of the monster she used to be that she finally backs off.
    • Sun fits the bill throughout most of Act VI. Despite having previously turned down Gin's Love Confession, she now wants to be in a relationship with him and refuses to accept that Gin doesn't love her anymore, which reaches a head when she spies on Gin and Kokoa having sex and digs herself deeper by stupidly telling an already enraged Kokoa that she doesn't deserve him. Sun ends up in a coma and near-death for several chapters, and only stops her crazy actions upon waking up when Gin puts his foot down and makes it clear to her that he doesn't love her like that anymore and she'll have to settle with being Just Friends with him.
  • Scar Tissue: As a recovering Troubled Abuser, Asuka remains rather possessive of Shinji, and is instantly driven to a state of cold rage when she sees how happy he is that Rei is alive and how easily he can talk with her. When comforting Shinji when he's having nightmares, she admits that she always thought of Shinji as hers and hated him talking to other girls.
  • The Second Try: Asuka was one in the original series (part of her animosity towards Rei was due to her misconception of Shinji liked Rei instead of her). Her jealousy had mellowed down due to she feeling more confident about herself and their relationship with Shinji; however, she was completely hostile towards Kaworu and she warned him she wanted him nowhere near her husband.
    • There may have been a little jealousy there, but she was more worried that Shinji would get hurt again.
    • In chapter 10, it's pointed out that the only reason she hasn't felt jealousy in years is because she had no one but her daughter to "compete" with for Shinji's affection.
  • Son of the Sannin:
    • Heavily downplayed with Hinata. The closest she ever veers into this trope is at one point Naruto winks at Tenten (which wasn't for romantic reasons anyway, and she knew that), and she politely asks him to never do it again.
    • Genjutsu World!Hinata on the other hand, is this full stop mixed with Yandere. Naruto actually uses this to his advantage to goad her into attacking his evil doppelganger.
  • The Story of a Gardevoir That Became a Trainer: Ken's Ninetales is envious of the attention Milomi has on his mind and makes it clear when the two Trainers battle. For the record, Milomi harbors no romantic feelings towards Ken.
  • Yang from Strawberries and Lemons is both this and a Violently Protective Girlfriend for her boyfriend, Garnet.
  • Pauline from the Tamers Forever Series, although she still manages to be a sympathetic character and becomes an outright Woobie later on.
  • In Temporal Anomaly, Zero is this towards Sougo. While she does accept the fact he's in a relationship with her and all of her sisters for various reasons, Zero has to actively stop herself from making any particularly possessive comments or taking any actions that'll leave Sougo just for her to have. Justified, as Sougo is quite literally the best thing that's ever happened to her in her entire life and is quite frankly terrified of the fact that he'll be taken away just like every other good thing in the past.
  • Total Loud Island: Dawn occasionally shows shades of clinginess towards Lincoln, such as when she covers his eyes to prevent him from seeing Gwen's panties and Heather's breasts from the episodes "Who can you Trust" and "X-Treme Torture", respectively.
  • On account of the fact that Parsee Mizuhashi from Touhou is a literal Green-Eyed Monster, what with her basically being an Anthropomorphic Personification of jealousy, any shipfic involving her tends to have overtones of this trope. And since her most common shipping partner happens to be Yuugi Hoshiguma, there are just way too many examples to list here.
  • What is a Person Worth?: Ronnie to Lincoln. However, unlike many examples, Ronnie actually has a decent justification for why she doesn't want the other girls interested in Lincoln anywhere near him; prior to the whole insanity with Chandler in the park, these same girls were ignoring him at best and teasing him incessantly at worst so she knows they're only interested in his new rep, not him as a person.
  • What It Takes: Felicity is even more possessive of Oliver than usual, because she's scared the crisis in Starling will drive him back into Laurel's arms. Later, when Oliver finds out, it becomes clear it isn't Laurel she's jealous of, but everyone else as well. When Oliver tells her that she shouldn't have kept him from "the people [he] love[d]", no doubt referring to John and Thea as well as Laurel, she insists that she, and she alone, is the person he loves. That blatant display of selfish possessiveness shows she doesn't really care about Oliver's feelings, as long as he puts her first.
  • White Sheep (RWBY):
    • It's probably platonic, but Cinder is extremely protective of her adoptive brother Jaune. She spends a not-insignificant amount of her screentime freaking out about all the girls who are "stealing" him. Though she tries to make it sound like someone is stealing a bauble she owns, it's made clear she really does care for Jaune deeply.
    • Ren mentions that no girl has ever gotten close to him or asked him out. Everyone immediately looks at his Childhood Friend Nora. In the story proper, Nora gets rather flinty with her partner Blake when it seems like Blake is getting too close to Ren.
    • Pyrrha is good at ignoring her jealousy regarding Jaune when around Yang and Ruby, as she feels like she doesn't have the right to interfere with their happiness. When she and Weiss catch Emerald and Jaune in a Not What It Looks Like situation, however, Pyrrha draws her weapon on her. Thankfully, no one notices before Weiss deduces what actually happened and everything is defused.
    • Watts asks Salem what she would do if her husband slept with another woman; she casually says she would destroy the human race. She misses the point of this question, which was that Jaune's various paramours wouldn't be interested in a Marry Them All solution.
  • X-Men: The Early Years: If you're a beautiful girl who’s just been brained by Jean Grey after violating Scott Summers' personal space, it was probably an accident. Probably.
    Sue shot Scott an even wider smile and started batting her eyelashes at him. Jean decided right then that she and Sue were going to have issues.

    Films — Animation 
  • A marriage variant in The Book of Life, La Muerte gave Xibalba a good zap when he was briefly ogling a grown-up Maria.
  • Emily from Corpse Bride, when going to the land of the living with Victor to see his parents, has this reaction when she sees Victor with Victoria.
    Emily: Darling. (clutches Victor's arm) Who's this?
    Victoria: Who is she?!
    Emily: I'm his wife! (shows off Victor's wedding ring on her hand)

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Alex Forrest from Fatal Attraction is an infamous example as she becomes obsessed with the married protagonist Dan after a one night stand with him; she stalks him feverishly and resents his Happily Married life. Alex jumps straight into Yandere territory when she kills Dan's daughter's pet rabbit and tries to kill his wife multiple times, as she will not be ignored!
  • Ellen Harland (Gene Tierney) in Leave Her to Heaven is an extremely pathological version of this.
  • Evelyn Draper from Play Misty for Me combines this with Stalker with a Crush.
  • Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard. As Joe is walking out on her, she comments desperately, "No one leaves a star. That's what makes one a star." Then she shoots him.
  • Esther towards her adoptive father in Orphan.
  • Stacy, Wayne's Psycho Ex in Wayne's World.
    Stacy: Happy anniversary, Wayne.
    Wayne: Stacy, we broke up two months ago.
    Stacy: Well, that doesn't mean we can't still go out, does it?
  • Christy from The Social Network. She flipped out on Eduardo for not replying to her text messages that he came back from California and for having his Facebook status as single. And she sets his gift for her on fire in a trash bin and knocks it over his bed. Then she has the audacity to ask if he's going back to California - completed with a pouty face and big puppy eyes.
  • Grace, from the film Sin Takes a Holiday is so clingy that Stanton marries another woman he doesn't love in to keep her away from him.
  • Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man 3 much like the comics gets jealous of other women being attracted to Peter, though to be fair Spidey was out of line, doing the upside-down kiss with Gwen Stacy in front of a whole audience and MJ herself. Then on the other hand she kissed Spider-Man while she was dating Harry, so maybe she shouldn't be throwing stones in glass houses.
  • Rachel Witchburn from Sydney White is borderline Stalker with a Crush to her ex-boyfriend Tyler (who she had dumped). Especially the way she shows up in Tyler's room, claiming to have read his emails.
  • Calamity Jane: While Calamity Jane is very interested in Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, he doesn't reciprocate her feelings at all and instead desires the affections of Katie Brown. Seeing them kiss later on infuriates Calamity and makes her wild with jealousy, to the point where she shoots a glass out of her romantic rival's hand and orders her to leave town. Bill Hickock, a close friend of Calamity, understands what it will do to her if she succeeds in scaring Katie off and tries to help her gain some Character Development in that department. She does and the two of them end up getting married.
    Bill: Who are you to tell people who to love? Suppose you did scare that girl out of town, would that get your lieutenant back? That stop Katie from lovin' him or him her? That's female thinkin'. He'd bring her back and they'd both hate ya... You had to lose tonight, Calam, or you'd never win again.
    • Her possessiveness is demonstrated earlier in the movie as well. When Danny reacts excitedly to finding a picture of Adelaide Adams in his cigarette packet, she snatches it away from him and bursts out:
      I didn't save you for no other female.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
  • Raven wasn't too fond of seeing Charles hit on other women in a pub in X-Men: First Class.
  • Dark Angel: The Ascent: When Max and Veronica (who's a demon posing as a human) go to a bar, an old girlfriend of Max makes Veronica so jealous that she almost kills her, but relents.
  • Mojdeh of Fireworks Wednesday is a fairly tragic version.
  • In When Evil Calls, Kirsty is so possessive of Molly that she beats a boy to death after he uses his wish to kiss Molly.
  • In 68 Kill, the Cute and Psycho Liza chases after Chip in an attempt to reclaim him, even after he tries to kill her in order to escape from her.

  • Matt's ex Liz Tivoli in The Affix has been stalking him since he dumped her months ago, sometimes showing up on his dates. She's not violent, but he feared she would be. Unfortunately on top of her clingy ways, the Affix pulls her into the ongoing fray whether she wants to be involved or not.
  • In a non-romantic variant, Dawn of The Baby-Sitters Club shows a dose of this in Mary Anne's Makeover. Dawn admits that she's jealous of all the time Mary Anne's been spending with her father and that it makes her miss her own terribly. Dawn comes off as being resentful of Mary Anne for having her father around... apparently forgetting that this is Mary Anne's only living parent.
  • The Black Witch Chronicles: Alpha Bitch Fallon Bane believes that she is entitled to wandfast (marriage where the bride and groom are magically bound together) Lukas Grey, and she's a powerful and cruel enough mage to ruthlessly bully any other young woman who Lukas shows interest in. Unfortunately for protagonist Elloren, who (apparently) doesn't have any magic, this is one of the factors making her time at university unpleasant, since Lukas just so happens to be attracted to her, and by his own admission has no interest in Fallon. After Fallon leaves university due to being seriously injured in an assassination attempt, Ren is forcibly fasted to Lukas late in the second book, before running away with La Résistance. How Fallon will react to this has yet to be seen.
  • The Cat in the Stacks Mysteries: As discussed in book 10, Milton Harville's wife Tammy is very possessive of her husband, thinking every woman who so much as looks at her husband is trying to lure him away from her, even though he's clearly devoted to Tammy. It's gotten so bad that during Gerry Albritton's party, when Tammy threatens Gerry if she doesn't stay away from Milton, Milton's finally had enough and tells her that if she doesn't stop it, he'll have her committed. It's later revealed that she's mentally unstable in part due to an addiction to painkillers, though it's never explained by the end of the book if she got proper treatment for her issues.
  • Simone Lecoutier is like this towards best friend Joey Bettany at the beginning of the Chalet School series, getting tearful and resentful if Joey befriends anyone besides her. Given how friendly Joey is, this happens a lot. At one point, Simone chops off her plaits in an attempt to get Joey to pay attention to her after Joey makes a remark about girls with short hair. Joey isn't pleased.
  • In Charlie Daniels, Teenaged Schmoe, Charlie's girlfriend Lynn acts like this towards him, trying to make him jealous by kissing another girl and then spreading the rumor that he raped her when that doesn't work, and yelling at him because another girl flirted with him (and he tried to brush her off).
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two: Invoked by Zannah, who tells her lover Kel that if she ever finds her with another woman, she'll cut the woman's heart out. Downplayed, because Zannah is neither clingy nor jealous enough to do it, but she is cruel enough.
  • Ohara-sensei of Digital Devil Story snaps the neck of her student out of jealousy of the fact her demon master/lover was about to rape the poor girl in front of her.
  • In the Disgaea novels every girl in Laharl’s Unwanted Harem acts like this to a certain degree, especially Flonne.
  • Eleanor from Eleanor & Park is this for her boyfriend Park, turning on the Greeneyed Monster when Park brings up the fact that he used to go out with Tina. Somewhat justified by the fact that Eleanor is a victim of Redheads Are Uncool (a lot of which is Tina's doing).
  • Medea from Aaron Allston's Galatea in 2-D. Roger takes advantage of this, coupled with the threat to never let her go back to Jason, to get her to work for him.
  • The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of Straights: Christina's roommate Nomi is extremely demanding and possessive, though she also goes to great lengths to protect the woman she cares about.
  • Girls Don't Hit: Jess meets a female detective who's secretly with her partner (also a woman). She's quite jealous, easily provoked to hit Joss after she hits on her partner. Joss used it as a distraction to get away after poisoning the man they're protecting.
  • Harry Potter:
  • In the Hurog duology, there is a woman who tries to murder a man because he seemed interested in another woman. He didn't even kiss said woman.
  • Blanche Ingram from Jane Eyre, but she doesn't have any real affection for Rochester - she's just a Rich Bitch Gold Digger. Easily gotten rid of when Rochester lets a rumor reach her saying (falsely) that he's broke.
  • Eponine of Les Misérables is notable for being about as clingy and jealous as you can get while still remaining The Woobie. While she desperately wants Marius to pay attention to her, she lacks the self-confidence and the boldness that would make her fit the trope. Obviously, trying to get him and herself killed on the barricade is taking clinginess to an extreme level, but she has lost all hope at that point.
  • Snork Maiden of The Moomins. Partially inverted in that she's Moomins' actual love interest and hence is justified in becoming really clingy whenever he falls in love with a block of wood (yes, this actually happens).
  • Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, to the point of making multiple attempts on Wendy's life, a trait only slightly toned down for other adaptations.
  • Caroline Bingley fills this role in Pride and Prejudice; having clear intentions on Mr. Darcy, she is less than impressed by the obvious attention and interest he has in Elizabeth (obvious to her, that is; not to Elizabeth herself) and spends a lot of time attempting to belittle and put-down Elizabeth as much as possible. Darcy, for his part, takes the ignore-her-long-enough-and-maybe-she'll-go-away approach toward Caroline.
  • Secret Santa (2007): Compared to most of the characters, Shawna and Connor have a happy, caring and stable relationship. Nonetheless, Shawna feels paranoid about their relationship when Connor starts spending far less time with her (he has a secret job). When she realizes that a girl is giving him secret Santa presents, she spies on the delivery area to find out who it is. Their classmate Lily thinks to herself that Connor probably has the words "personal property of Shawna Westin" tattooed somewhere on his body.
  • Lysa Tully from A Song of Ice and Fire takes this to such an extreme that, when her husband makes entirely unwanted advances on her (barely) teenage niece, she tries to shove the girl off a castle. Unfortunately for Lysa he shoves her off — as a) it was All According to Plan and b) Littlefinger out-Yanderes her by miles.
  • Angelina in The Stainless Steel Rat. Admittedly she's his wife, but most partners draw the line at threatening their husband-to-be with a .75 caliber recoilless pistol just because he's having second thoughts about their marriage.
    • She was in her third trimester with twins and he was still waffling! But she does display this behavior quite well later in the same book, as well as subsequent ones.
    • Well, despite the Corps' highly advanced personality rewriting devices, Jim did insist that they not reform her entirely.
  • In Those That Wake's sequel, Rose takes this to horrifying levels when she tries to replace Mal's memories of Laura with herself.
  • From Tell the Wolves I'm Home, June is this for her uncle Finn, getting jealous when Toby tells her about their relationship (because there were parts of Finn's life she wasn't privy to). Greta is this for June as well, being jealous that she grew close with Toby.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Jenna she throws petty insults at Daniar the instant they meet and pulls (her brother) Kalak away from her. Ritchie says she's like this with every girl Kalak has contact with. He thinks its Big Sister Instinct but by insisting that Kalak never has to have a child (and thus, never have sex with another woman) she borders Incest Subtext.
  • Edward and Bella both toward each other in Twilight. Jacob Black developed into something like this as well, later on (at least until Renesmee came along...).
  • The White Queen from The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign is possibly one of the most extreme examples in fiction. If Kyousuke, the victim of her entirely one-sided affection, so much as speaks another girl's name in front of her, she starts threatening to murder said girl. Though unlike other examples on this page, she doesn't care if other girls flirt with Kyousuke, even if they do so in front of her. Presumably, her obsession with Kyousuke is so strong that she only cares about his opinion (or her perception of his opinion).
  • Rose Hathaway for Lissa (though as a friend) when she forms close relationships with others (such as Christian and Avery) in Vampire Academy. She tries to get Christian to back off from Lissa and feels hurt that Avery is replacing her as Lissa's companion.
  • Faile from The Wheel of Time, whose jealousy of her husband Perrin is so strong he can smell it on her.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Angel :
    • While it was hinted at before in Buffy, Darla (Angel's sire) throws away all pretense in Season 2 and expresses her jealousy that Buffy could give him “perfect happiness” despite her and Angel being an Outlaw Couple for 150 years. Seeing this side of Darla actually amuses Angel.
    • Winifred aka Fred becomes one towards Angel after his dashing rescue in Pylea, this becomes heartbreaking for Fred first when she sees Angel (in a Grand Theft Me situation) about to have sex with Lilah and secondly when Fred learns about Buffy. Though Fred gets over Angel she at one point asks about Buffy aka “the girl with the goofy name”. Fred also is very clingy to Gunn in Season 3 and 4.
    • Ironically even when Fred dies and Eldritch Abomination Illyria takes over her body, Illyria is a Clingy Jealous Girl to Wesley at one point being downcast that Wes didn’t notice her, to Spike’s amusement. It’s possible these feelings in Illyria come from residual emotions of Fred (Wesley’s love) who hasn’t been completely wiped away.
    • Lilah becomes this to Wesley in Season 4, having fallen for him she is increasingly annoyed at Wes’s lingering love for Fred.
  • The Brittas Empire has a gay male version in Tim, who gets emotional and storms out if his partner Gavin talks to another man in the pub.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Buffy was frequently jumping to conclusions about Angel being involved with Drusilla or Cordelia or Faith. Her jealous nature was tempered in later relationships, partly because she wore the pants by that time.
    • Tara is a mild case: occasionally Willow will seem attracted to another girl and look hurt because of it.
    • Kennedy does not take any potential rivals to Willow well at all. In the Anywhere But Here storyline, originally, she is at first upset that she's kept a secret (much like Tara was actually) then concerned for her girlfriend on realizing why: the motion comics change the scene where Kennedy is offensively horrid and standoffish about Tara. She's pissed when Buffy might be gay or bi and threatens to kill her, and she makes a move to drive off Satsu, ostensibly because Kennedy realizes Buffy is not gay and Satsu wants her to be, but she and Willow talked about homosexuality and if Kennedy was that bad about Tara...
  • Cheers: Diane does not like the idea that Sam has ever slept with another woman, or might possibly be thinking about sleeping with another woman. Which is a problem given Sam is a sex addict, and had been with hundreds of women before he ever met Diane. Any time this happens, Diane lashes out, either childishly (spraying Sam in the crotch with water), or with an angry rant about how Sam is the worst human being ever. Even when they're supposed to be broken up, Diane obsessively follows after the woman Sam is dating, trying to sabotage their relationship.
  • Annie on Community does this to Jeff at the start of season 2.
  • Fiona in Degrassi is like this towards her own twin brother.
  • Doctor Who:
    • Rose Tyler demonstrated tendencies towards this trope: she reacted rather poorly when she learnt that she wasn't, in fact, the Doctor's very first female companion ever. She was also visibly displeased at any indication that the Doctor might be impressed by someone other than her. In "The Stolen Earth", when the Earth has been stolen by the Daleks and Rose finds a network of the Doctor's companions but can't be seen because the computer she's using doesn't have a webcam, when Martha merely mentions she has the Doctor's phone number and can't contact him, Rose responds by saying "I was here first".note 
    • In "School Reunion", Sarah Jane Smith reacts to Rose in much the same way that Rose reacts to her.
    • Martha Jones also displayed elements of this trope, especially when Rose Tyler's name came up (until she got over the Doctor). However, she was more subtle about it and when she meets the Doctor's new companion Donna, despite the Doctor's expectations, they get on really well.
    • In "Human Nature", John Smith (aka the Doctor turned human, with no memory of his real life) and Joan Redfern believe Martha (who is posing as Smith's servant) is this, and ignores her when she's desperately trying to get John to be the Doctor again, as the aliens they are hiding from have found them.
    • River Song is, if not jealous, certainly obsessive and single-minded about her relationship with the Doctor. She does get a lot of Character Development, however, but due to her relationship with the Doctor largely being Have We Met Yet?, the Doctor doesn't experience this properly.
    • Hilariously enough, the TARDIS has shown elements of this, acting a bit testy when people bring up the large number of female companions the Doctor has had. She especially doesn't like Clara. She locks her out at least once, and another time, when Clara needs to use the holographic interface, the TARDIS uses Clara as its avatar.
      TARDIS: I'm programmed to select the image of a person you esteem. Of several billion such images in my databanks, this one [Clara's own image] best meets the criterion.
      Clara: Ugh! You are a cow, I knew it!
      • Her dislike of Clara, however, may also be due to the massive Timey-Wimey Ball she is involved with.
    • Missy, the female incarnation of the Master, takes this to a ludicrous extreme. She tries to trick the Doctor into accidentally murdering Clara, purely because Missy is jealous of the close relationship (platonic or otherwise) Clara has with the Doctor. This despite the fact that Missy herself was responsible for the two of them meeting in the first place.
  • Dog has an intersting example. Lena's objest of jealousy in not Lyosha, her husband (he gives no serious reasons), but Max, her ex. The ending of season six finale shows, however, that she finally let him go.
  • ER:
    • Mark Green's first wife regarding his friendship with Susan Lewis, given that he repeatedly (and truthfully) assured her that nothing was going on between him and Susan, and his wife was the one having an affair.
    • His second wife as well, who rudely rebuffed several attempts Susan made at befriending her, and thought it was perfectly fine for her to work closely with her ex-boyfriend, but horrible for Mark to work with someone he merely had Unresolved Sexual Tension with.
  • Myra from Family Matters took this trope to rather frightening extremes, going so far as to blame Steve's infatuation with Laura on Laura herself.
  • Rachel on Friends. She easily gets jealous whenever Ross gets a new girlfriend and did everything she can to ruin their relationship. In fact, she doesn't like it whenever the person she has a crush on is close with another woman. She later displays the same attitude towards Charlie, Joey's new girlfriend, after Rachel falls for him.
    • Ross' second wife Emily becomes this after he says "Rachel" during their wedding vows. She eventually demands that he cut Rachel out of his life, sell his furniture and move to a new apartment (because Rachel is so strongly connected to his current place). In their final conversation she admits that she'll only feel better if she can know where he is every second to be sure he's staying away from Rachel.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Lysa Arryn, so very much. She's always been jealous that Petyr Baelish loved her sister, Catelyn, who didn't love him back. When she marries Petyr in season 4, she gets very angry at the thought that Petyr might be romantically/sexually interested in Sansa, enough to physically hurt her own niece.
    • Loras' provides a male example when he becomes jealous of Brienne in "What Is Dead May Never Die" and punishes Renly for promoting her by withholding sex.
    • Shae becomes this in Season 3, starting in "Dark Wings, Dark Words" but especially as Tyrion's wedding draws near, interrogating Tyrion brutally about his interest in and history with other women (Sansa and Ros, respectively). This is despite the fact that Tyrion has shown nothing but despair over his marriage to Sansa, viewing her more as someone he must protect, and Ros is now dead.
    • Myranda is so irrationally jealous of Tansy that she gets Ramsay to kill her in a brutal hunt, showing gleeful sadism at seeing Tansy get torn apart. She also despises having Sansa around.
  • From Un gars, une fille (A Guy, A Girl) there's Sylvie (the titular Girl), who gets very jealous at the slightest provocation, and even tries to set her boyfriend Guy (the titular guy) in compromising cheating situations.
  • General Hospital:
    • Carly is like this in regards to every man she's ever been involved with, to the point where she relentlessly bullied Jason's girlfriend Robin until the poor girl finally gave up and left town, spent the entirety of her relationship with Tony terrified that any day now he would dump her to reconcile with his ex-wife, has verbally and/or physically assaulted every girl or woman who dared to even talk to a man she was interested in or involved with, and continued to bully and berate Robin when she returned to town, even though by now, they had both moved on from Jason.
    • Brenda Barrett, who flipped out if her boyfriend Sonny so much as said "hello" to Lily. This while she spent every chance she got draping herself all over her friend Miguel — Lily's fiancé, incidentally.
  • Lorelai shows shades of this to Luke's love interests in the early seasons of Gilmore Girls until they finally kissed at the end of season 4.
  • Glee:
    • Santana will throw down with people who get involved with her sexual partners, even if she claims not to want a real relationship with them.
    • Rachel has similar tendencies when it comes to Finn - well, not the violent ones, but if Finn ends up dating someone who's not her at any point, there's nothing she won't try in order to destroy their relationship.
  • Wilson's girlfriend Amber on House (who was later killed off) used to disagree with House over how much time Wilson should be spending with him. They challenged each other for Wilson's "custody," and they disliked each other immensely. This one comes across more as House being a Clingy Jealous Guy and not wanting to share his Heterosexual Life-Partner Wilson with anyone, while Amber seems to be doing it partly as revenge for House firing her and partly because she thinks that the House/Wilson relationship is bad for Wilson (there is admittedly some justification for this opinion).
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • Lily qualifies, although only occasionally. She can hardly control her fury whenever she talks about Ted's ex-girlfriend Karen, because she "lingered" when she walked in on Lily painting Marshall nude way back in college. She also once beat the shit out of another woman for kissing Marshall when drunk, even though the woman apologized profusely. However, showing her jealous streak is probably more related to possessiveness than insecurity, she rarely gets suspicious of Marshall himself, even encouraging him to fantasize about other women rather than be guilty about it and telling him to loosen up and enjoy himself when they go to a strip club.
    • It's eventually pretty clear that this is as much about Marshall as Lily in that Marshall has very straightforward feelings and values; if he got seduced it would threaten their relationship forever, and Lily knows this. There are a lot of hints that if she thought Marshall could handle more exceptions to the traditional ideal she'd be on board with it but will not tolerate anything which could take him away from her. Note that she has the same attitude towards Ted as Marshall. She wants him to be happy, wants him to have a girlfriend and eventual wife, but will be just as much a Clingy Jealous Girl if she thinks somebody might take Ted away from her as a friend.
    • Robin throughout the series also displays this for both Ted and Barney due to Unrequited Love Switcheroo. After initially turning them down, she displays feelings for them but by then, they are already in a relationship with another person. This continue in the epilogue, when her feelings for Ted resurfaces long after she divorced with Barney but by then, he had already married to the Mother.
  • iCarly:
    • Carly displays this in the hallway scene of the extended version of "iSaved Your Life". When Freddie becomes popular to the Ridgeway students after his accident, one of the girls flirts with him by insistently inviting him to a party. Possibly in her pants. Annoyed, Carly hugs Freddie and initiates a French kiss that forces the girl to leave. After the kiss, Freddie then prompts, "Wow, my kitty's got claws!"
    • Lewbert's ex-girlfriend, Marta, is this. Once Carly and her friends learn that Lewbert was right about her Yandere tendencies, Carly tries to get Marta to leave Lewbert alone. This backfires on her and Marta assumes that Carly wants Marta gone so that she can have him all to herself. Eventually, Lewbert opts to get himself arrested just to get away from Marta and slaps the police officer arresting him just to give himself more time in the slammer and away from her.
  • Sebastian from Little Britain is this for Michael, even towards Michael's own wife.
  • Jenny towards Shane in the final series of The L Word.
  • Million Yen Women: Hitomi mostly shows her interest in Shin by losing her temper (and taking it out on him) each time there is any indication he may start something with one of the other women.
  • Maggie to Mr. Lucky. No matter what excuse he gives when he has to break a date with her, she assumes he's with another woman and, more often than not, tracks him down herself to find out the "truth". As far as we're told on the show, they're not even dating exclusively; apparently Maggie just considers him her own personal property.
  • Missy from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, undaunted by the fact that Ned has absolutely no interest in her. Fortunately, Ned finds the perfect solution: a Huge Schoolgirl bodyguard.
  • NYPD Blue's Adrienne Lesniak had a few shades of this. After avoiding a relationship with James Martinez for all of season 2, she starts a relationship with him in 3. No sooner do they spend their first night together then she begins attempting to control almost every aspect of his life, finally driving the exhausted James to break up with her.
  • Olive Snook from Pushing Daisies began this way, but eventually drifted to a nobler mindset. Ned is prone to this sort of behavior himself, although he's usually more of a doormat about it.
  • From the BBC's Robin Hood: Kate. Her rival Isabella is not even in plain sight before Kate is demanding to know who she is and why Robin has brought her to Sherwood Forest, snapping: "What's the reason for her?" This is her most pressing concern in spite of the fact that they're all running for their lives at this stage. In later episodes she responds to Isabella's mere presence by sulking, and later (after her Relationship Upgrade with Robin) tries to actively kill her every time they cross paths, either by her own hand, or by indirect means (at one stage encouraging Robin to abandon Isabella to her murderous husband). And she's supposed to be one of the good guys!
  • Schitt's Creek: Alexis is passive-aggressive and jealous whenever anyone shows interest in Ted, and she goes into a full-blown jealous huff when Ted drunkenly kisses her brother during a game of Spin the Bottle, despite Ted being straight and not really remembering the kiss.
  • Chloe was this during early seasons of Smallville, to the point where, by her own admission later on, she was willing to sell Clark out to Lionel Luthor after she saw him with Lana. "Devoted" centered on her being slipped a "Love Potion" which made all who drank it this trope temporarily, during which she tried to kill her cousin Lois in a jealous rage. Thankfully, she outgrows this mindset and becomes a more mature person as the show goes on.
  • Tsubasa Aoi (Fire-4) from Tomica Hero Rescue Fire is a male example of this towards Ritsuka (Fire-3).
  • Ianto Jones from Torchwood typifies this trope throughout the second and third series of the show in relation to the more free-wheeling Captain Jack.
  • Matsu in Toshiie to Matsu is so jealous that she doesn't allow him to have any mistresses (normal for men at the time) and he gets ribbed by his colleagues about being on a short leash. Nene similarly flips out whenever Hideyoshi strays, but since she can't give him any children (and he's a pervert) he just ignores her complaints—it got so bad that Nene almost divorced Hideyoshi at one point, but is talked out of it to avoid a scandal.
  • Rose in Two and a Half Men is this to Charlie.
  • The Vampire Diaries:
    • Elena, especially in regards to Stefan. She got very jealous and suspicious of first Caroline, then Lexi (who only turned out to be Stefan's best friend), then Katherine and then Rebekah, who all happened to harbour either an attraction, obsession or affection for Stefan. As of recently, Elena has even gotten very jealous of Stefan and Tessa and jumped to the conclusion that they were sleeping together. It seems as though Elena gets jealous, angered and suspicious of any girl that gives Stefan the slightest affection or attention or any girl who so much as even looks at Stefan or shows any kind of interest in him (and Elena is supposed to be in a relationship with Damon!) Elena also showed extreme jealousy when she found out that Stefan slept with Rebekah in Season 4. Even when her humanity was turned off during the later part of the same season, Elena showed jealousy towards Stefan and his relationship with Caroline. She also didn't take it well when she found out that Stefan slept with Katherine in Season 5. It seems that no matter if Elena is in a relationship with Damon, she will always be possessive of Stefan and be envious and jealous towards any girl that looks Stefan's way.
    • Katherine strongly qualifies as well in regards to Stefan, but more to the Yandere, If I Can't Have You…, Stalker with a Crush, Villainesses Want Heroes, Love Makes You Crazy, Love Hungry, Not Good with Rejection and Murder the Hypotenuse levels. She is willing to kill people and manipulate others in order to have Stefan all to herself.
    • Caroline was jealous over Stefan in the beginning as well. She didn't understand why Stefan paid Elena more attention than her. However, this later changes as she becomes the biggest Stelena supporter ever. Caroline does become very clingy and jealous in regards to both Matt and Tyler though. However, she reverts back to her clingy and jealous side in regards to Stefan in Season 5 and she takes those jealous and clingy feelings towards Stefan up a notch in later seasons.
    • Rebekah in regards to Stefan as well, almost to Yandere levels, although no where near as extreme as Katherine. She did not react well when she discovered that Stefan was in love with Elena and she openly admitted that she hates Elena because she is super envious of Stefan's love for her.
      • Seems as though Stefan has a habit of attracting obsessive, jealous, psychotic and clingy girls. In regards to Elena/Katherine/Stefan/Rebekah, it's become a Psychotic Love Triangle.
    • Valerie also qualifies towards Stefan. It was apparent that she was jealous of Caroline and Stefan's relationship with her.
    • Qetsiyah in regards to Silas, to Yandere and If I Can't Have You… levels. She was so jealous of Silas' true love, Amara, that she separated Amara from Silas by making her the physical anchor to The Other Side and creating a purgatory for dead supernatural souls to go to when they die (The Other Side) just so that Silas' soul would be trapped with her on The Other Side and he would be separated from Amara for all time. Talk about a serious case of Woman Scorned.
      • Amara probably qualified as well in regards to Silas and was probably the jealous and clingy type. She was obviously competitive with Qetsiyah, considering that Amara, like Qetsiyah, loved Silas extremely passionately tot he extent that she strongly desired to spend an eternity with him as an immortal.
      • Qetsiyah/Silas/Amara is another case of a Psychotic Love Triangle, since both Qetsiyah and Amara loved Silas to Yandere and If I Can't Have You… levels. After all, both Qetsiyah and Amara wanted to spend al of eternity with Silas by defying nature and living as an immortal being alongside him. Silas was not much better since he was passionately in love with Amara and was willing to go to extremes to be with her.
      • Qetsiyah also displayed jealousy over Stefan briefly, especially when it came to Elena. It seems as though Qetsiyah was transferring her 2,000+ year old obsession with Silas onto his doppelgänger and distant descendant Stefan.
      • It seems that Silas and his doppelgangers (like Stefan) are strongly appealing to women in general and attract them to the point where they become obsessive.
  • Jade from Victorious to no end. She's upset by any girl who looks at Beck and she demands to know what he's doing with a girl that isn't her. For one episode, she breaks up with him because she couldn't handle him being friends with a popular girl. In Season 2, Jade's insane jealousy is one of the reasons why Beck wants to break up with her. Even when they're separated, she still doesn't like Beck dating another girl.
  • As her relationship with Mulder evolves in The X-Files, Scully exhibits a milder version of this trope... except in "Syzygy", where it's absolutely full-blown pathological jealousy due to some sort of star alignment making everyone in the town go haywire. She also gets very jealous whenever Diana Fowley comes into the picture. Hints of this can be seen as far back as the first season, when Mulder's ex-girlfriend from Oxford showed up but at that time, she was mostly annoyed that those two were fooling around when they were on duty and were acting very unprofessionally.
  • Young Sheldon: Jana is very attached to Georgie to the point where she doesn't want him to even look at other girls.

  • The Mexican singer Daniela Romo's song "Celos" ("Jealousy") is from the POV of a Clingy Jealous Girl.
  • "Dixie Boy" by April Smith and the Great Picture Show is about a woman who threatens to fight anyone who flirts with her man.
  • Shania Twain's "I'm Jealous", where she confesses to being jealous of, amongst other things, the wind, sun and rain touching her guy.

  • The ultimate, original Clingy Jealous Girl would have to be Zeus' wife, Hera, in Classical Mythology, whose stories are mostly about the myriad punishments she inflicted on her husband's few thousand human mistresses (never mind the fact that half the time, the relationship was not consensual). She's the goddess of family and marriage as well as the Queen of the Olympic Pantheon. No wonder she's pissed off.
  • From Classical Mythology, Medea, whose wrath at being dumped by her husband Jason (for whom she had renounced to everything) is legendary. Interestingly, Jason managed to marry Medea with Hera's favor (he needed help to get the Golden Fleece, and Hera had Eros make Medea fall for him), but lost it when he dumped his wife, who as said above had left everything for him. She decided to punish him for leaving her by murdering their children.
  • Aphrodite had her moments, despite not being the most faithful herself. She cursed Eos with insatiable lust for sleeping with Ares, who was Aphrodite's lover at that time. According to some myths she also instructed Nessos to have Deianeira soak a robe in his poisoned blood and present it to Heracles, causing his painful death. All for seducing Adonis, another one of her lovers.

    Puppet Shows 

  • Nessarose from Wicked, who abuses her authority to keep Boq near her, enslaving him, and goes to the point of shrinking his heart and turning him into the Tin Man to keep him from marrying Glinda. It was Glinda's fault in the first place, as she tricked Boq into dating her.
  • Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, though to what extent is determined by the actress playing her. Some tug the heartstrings and others are just annoying. Though Shakespeare establishes that Demetrius definitely led her on, and other characters in the play call him out on courting her and then dropping her for her best friend.
  • Amneris from Verdi's opera Aida. Hoo boy.
  • Lucy from 13, to the point where she ruins her relationship with her best friend because she was his girlfriend, getting in a fight with said best friend, yelling at Brett for "flirting" (for example: saying "hi") to other girls, and starting a rumor about her former best friend with another guy when Brett dumps Lucy for her.
  • Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra.
  • Fausta in Dorothy L. Sayers' The Emperor Constantine. Constantine divorced his wife to marry her — albeit in a political match — and is faithful to her, and she complains that he is faithful because he thinks it's the respectable thing to do.

    Video Games 
  • Joule from Azure Striker Gunvolt, in spite of being one of the nicest characters in the series. The first game has subtle hints towards this facet of her personality, but by the second game it is shown in full because of the introduction of Quinn. Joule repeatedly tries to be a Moment Killer, and gets nervous when the Ship Tease between Gunvolt and Quinn occurs anyway.
  • Tsubaki Yayoi from BlazBlue is a rather good example with a dose of Love Makes You Evil. She really does love Jin Kusaragi, but thanks to Yuuki Terumi/Hazama's manipulations that lead her to believe that her best friend Noel Vermillion stole her rightful place to be with him, this becomes her driving point to madness. She still can't bring herself to murder Noel in Continuum Shift, however, despite Terumi's manipulations.
  • Kina from Bug Fables is a sibling example. She loves her brother Maki deeply and doesn't like that Yin tends to hog Maki's attention. She even threatens Yin (who is still a baby caterpillar who can't talk, mind you) over this when forced to babysit the latter:
    Yin: M-muh! Muh muuuuh!!
  • Etna from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness harbored a crush on King Krichevskoy after he, the first person to show her kindness, took her in. However, he later married, so she... didn't approve. She initially hated their son Laharl for existing because of that.
  • Dragon Age: Origins:
    • Morrigan becomes one of these if romanced (her new Catchphrase: "I do not share!"), despite her loud and frequent protests that she and the Warden are just Friends with Benefits.
    • Leliana of the same game may disagree with Morrigan on many things, but one thing that she does agree with her is this: she will not tolerate the Warden even looking at another woman if romanced. Woe betide a male Warden who accidentally romances them both. Subverted if she is hardened: a Optional Sexual Encounter with Isabela can go one or two ways, either she gets the idea that messing with Leliana will end in blood, or Leliana actually invites herself along for a threesome. (Leliana can also be romanced by female Wardens, which Morrigan cannot, but in that case Leliana is less violent in her expressions of jealousy should the Warden show interest in one of the male options.)
    • Isolde Guerrin is this. Toward her husband's brother.
      Isolde: Who is this woman, Teagan!?
  • In Duel Savior Destiny Taiga's little sister tends to be all over him and tries getting in the way of his relationships with mixed success. In her own route, she takes it up a couple notches.
  • Expeditions Rome Julia Calida is very thretaned by Cleopatra breathing around the only man who seems willing to accept her as a soldier and a lover.
  • Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters. She thankfully doesn't get jealous towards other women, but is pissy as HELL because her would-be boyfriend Andy would rather team up with his older brother Terry and their common friend Joe than her, which also doubles as her believing he doesn't take her worth and Action Girl skills seriously enough to form a Battle Couple with her. That's one of the biggest reasons why she always chases after him.
    • Subverted by Athena Asamiya in the KOF: KYO continuity. She seemed to be heading here at first in the KOF:KYO manga, transferring to Kyo's highschool to be close to him and see the extent of his powers after he fought and defeated her in KOF, but she dropped said attitude almost immediately after learning that Kyo already has a girlfriend (Yuki) and after Iori Yagami showed up at the school grounds. From then on, they seem to be more of Platonic Life-Partners.
  • Fate/Grand Order: The protagonist is surrounded and fawned over by the greatest heroines in mythology and history, all of whom have their own varying levels of clinginess, yet it's Mash Kyrielight, the female lead with the most screen time, who is the most infamous for this. As Mash will usually tag along with the protagonist everywhere, she'll be the first to butt in when she feels like a female Servant is getting too friendly with her Master, which happens often.
    • Eric Bloodaxe's Interlude quest reveals that his wife, witch-queen Gunnhildr, is actively scrying on him from the Throne of Heroes, and quite unhappy that the player summoned her man, although she agrees to put up with it as long as you don't try anything with him. She also doesn't want Eric talking with anyone except her and threatens to curse anyone he does, leading him to Obfuscating Insanity to avoid conversation. He doesn't actually mind, though.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • In Final Fantasy VII, Aerith Gainsborough is normally a cheery and mysterious happy go lucky gal. When Cloud mentions "Tifa", however, she latches on him during their Migdar adventures, bluntly asks questions Tifa what's going on between her and Cloud and is relieved, almost excited to learn Tifa is just Cloud "childhood friend". Even if Cloud dates Tifa at the Gold Saucer instead of her Aerith will still ask Cait Sith to measure how compatible her and Cloud are and is overly happy at the result, oblivious of Caith Sith's distress over Tifa's own feelings. In fact, it even plays in the Relationship Values for that determine who said date is. For example, if Cloud isn't chosen as Don Corneo's date, telling Tifa they have to go save Aerith improves Tifa's score but telling Aerith they have to go save Tifa decreases Aerith's score. Aerith was also this to her First Love Zack Fair in Crisis Core, sending him 89 love letters to him when he was on a mission for SOLDIER.
    • Tifa Lockhart herself has shades of this, while she keeps her feelings for Cloud buried deep she still shows distress when Aerith constantly reminds Cloud about the date he promised her (possibly because it clashes with The Promise Cloud made her). And even though she did fall in with love Cloud ever since he left Nibleheiem, she's mostly content to see Cloud happy if the player chooses to date Aerith or Yuffie at the Gold Saucer. Though after Aeirth dies, Tifa gets over her Cannot Spit It Out and openly speaks her feelings to Cloud under the Highwind.
    • Noijma specifically went out of his way to make sure Tifa wasn't written like this in Advent Children when Tifa is hurt and sad at Cloud's distinctness, at worst she's a very mild Wet Blanket Wife but not "clingy" as instructed while the movie was being created.
    • Downplayed in the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Aerith and Tifa always treat each other extremely well and despite shared attraction to Cloud they rarely butt heads over him, unlike the original game. Though they do engage in some mild Lover Tug-of-War during the Train Graveyard segment. Played straighter with Jessie, who’s low-key jealous of how close Tifa is to Cloud and is against Tifa joining the AVALANCHE missions, which she says is due Tifa’s Reluctant Warrior tendencies but it’s clear that’s not the whole truth. Judging by the moment when Cloud gives Jessie a Bridal Carry to the bar and the camera lingers on Tifa following behind with an uncharacteristic frown on her face, the feeling is mutual there.
    • Eiko in Final Fantasy IX is extremely jealous that Zidane only has eyes for Garnet/Dagger.
    • In Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna gets mad when she sees a recording of what looks like her lover Tidus, but is actually Shuyin, talking about saving a girl named Lenne.
    • Alyssa from Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a Hopeless Suitor example, but still, she clings to Hope at least once in every scene they're together in. This jealousy extends to pretty much any female Academy researcher, and even Serah, although it's unknown if she realizes she's Competing with a Corpsenote .
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Clarine in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade worships her older brother Klein to the point where she yells at another healer for healing Klein before she had the chance. Klein is NOT happy when he finds out.
    • In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, Sylvia is initially this towards Lewyn and gets annoyed with Erinys for (supposedly) suggesting she's not good enough for him. She's also pretty insecure in her love talk with Lewyn if they do hook up. Then again Sylvia is just 14, she isn't half as clingy towards other love interests (like Alec or Claude), and in the Oosawa manga it's explained that she has her reasons...
    • Maribelle in Fire Emblem Awakening is this to Lissa at times. Her entire B support with Chrom has her asking him to keep a sharp eye on the men who look Lissa's way, and she flat-out says in their Harvest Scramble talk that she's sick of sharing Lissa with the others.
  • Ranpha's path in Galaxy Angel Moonlit Lovers has her snap when she walks in on Tact and Chitose picking up fallen papers. Tact's solution? Convince her that he could never love anybody else — by way of self-humiliation.
  • Granblue Fantasy: Lyria doesn't like it when women get too close to the protagonist for comfort, like, for example, Anthuria and her advances, or Dorothy when she feeds the protagonist.
  • Kiki, the lawyer girlfriend from Grand Theft Auto IV, has some serious psychological problems when it comes to relationships. If you wear inappropriate clothing she will berate you for letting "your other whore" dress you up for your date, and if you get her drunk she'll chew you out for supposedly checking out another girl at a bar. She is also very possessive but sweet, a definite Type B Tsundere, sending you text messages that alternate between "This is a picture of me thinking of you, I love you so much!" and "Come date me when you're not fucking one of your whores."
  • Reika from Getter Love. If she finds you, she'll follow you around for a game-day, chase off any other girls you try to talk to, and generally ruin your day, unless you use certain cards or get lucky enough to run into your good buddy Alfonso.
  • Rare MMO example: in Guild Wars, players who cross into Cantha for the Factions campaign are treated to an exchange between the monk Mhenlo, his apparent girlfriend Cynn, and his "old friend" Jamei:
    Cynn: That's Jamei? Mhenlo, he's a girl! All those stories about your old friend growing up, and you never told me...
    Brother Mhenlo: You never asked, Cynn, and I don't see that it matters.
    Jamei: Ah, the stories. There are so many, eh, Mhenlo? I swear, it seems looking back that there was not a day we were apart.
    Cynn: Not a day apart?! Listen lady, he may not be much, but that Monk is mine! Don't even think about it!
    Brother Mhenlo: Now Cynn, calm down...
    Jamei: Oh, Mhenlo! You got yourself a little girlfriend! How... sweet.
    Cynn: "Little girl"?! Lady, this "little girl" will show you big pain if you're not careful....
  • In Halo 5: Guardians, the Came Back Wrong Cortana shows shades of this for Master Chief. They insisted that they want John to be there with them when they enact their plot to take over the galaxy and impose their rule over all organic life. Cortana was visibly heartbroken when John refused to go along with the plan. Then they kidnapped and imprisoned John, intending to keep them in cryo for 10,000 years so John could see things their way.
  • Queen Vanessa from A Hat in Time, up to the point of banning bacon from the house because her prince enjoyed eating it so much, she was afraid he loved it more than her. Seeing the prince holding hands with another woman — who as it turns out was just a flower seller who the prince was buying flowers from for Vanessa, and the "hand-holding" was just him handing her money — drove Vanessa to chain the prince in the basement so that he could never leave her, where he transformed into the villainous Snatcher, and she transformed into an even more horrifying abomination.
  • Kingdom of Loathing features "Clingy Pirate" as an opponent. If your character is male, she'll be a girl. She attacks by hugging you and hurting your feelings. You may simply beat her senseless like any other monster, or write a bogus phone number on a cocktail napkin so you won't have to fight her for a few dozen adventures.
  • Knights of the Old Republic 2 gives examples from both genders in cut content. Visas, the Handmaiden, Atton, and the Disciple all have a cutscene on Malachor in which they attack whichever character of the same gender the player has been paying more attention to (i.e. has a higher Influence score with).
  • Papillon from La Pucelle Tactics behaves this way towards Captain Homard. As she's an Expy of Tinkerbelle, who herself is quite the Clingy Jealous Girl towards Peter, this makes sense.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
    • Maybe belongs in Fan Fic, but among the Ocarina of Time fandom, Ruto will usually fill this role when she's the rival for Link's affection. And occasionally when she's the female lead.
    • Downplayed with Mipha in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. She is a childhood friend of Link's who harbors strong affection for Link and was a little upset to realize that as Zelda's appointed knight, Link would be spending much more time with the princess. When the Champions were taking a photo, Mipha at first timidly stands away from Link but shuffles closer when Zelda looks away for a moment.
  • Light Fairytale: Kuroko doesn't like it when Haru gets close to other girls, such as Emiko and Miyu.
  • Ruby the baby red dragon is this to Hiro in Lunar: Eternal Blue when it comes to Lucia; Hiro in this case is clearly smitten with Lucia.
  • Luna is this to Alex in the original Lunar: The Silver Star. Given that she spends a rather short stretch of the game with him, it leaves a bad impression. Talk to any female, and she'll snap back at him. It also doesn't help that they were raised together since birth. The remakes tone this down considerably.
  • Even though Neeshka is not romanceable in an unmodded Neverwinter Nights 2, she gets very... possessive if the main character is male and he's paying attention to any of the other females in the party. Fan speculation supposes that she was once intended as an actual romance, though other than the aforementioned clinginess and overjoy at being praised there's no hard evidence of this (i.e., no cut dialogue files).
    • The romanceable Elanee isn't much better, though she at least seems to save her jealousy for women inside the party, whereas Neeshka is ready to unleash it on random dancers.
    • One community expansion, entitled Dark Avenger, gives a villain a Clingy Jealous Girlfriend who he's trying to get rid of so he can exercise his Anything That Moves tendencies.
  • The Pac-Man World games establish Pinky to be this towards Pac-Man.
  • Persona:
    • Persona 2 has Lisa Silverman, in a case where the protagonist (named Tatsuya) actually isn't dating her (although at one point late in the game, he's asked which of his four party members he loves the most, and Lisa is an option). Due to her low self-esteem, she actively pursues him, as he's considered the popular bad boy of their school.
    • Chihiro Fushimi in Persona 3 is a rather minor version of this — she's mostly fine, but late in her Social Link Mitsuru calls the protagonist to see her, and Chihiro is mad... until it turns out to have been a misunderstanding. (Though the protagonist is able to date Mitsuru later, so Chihiro might have been Properly Paranoid) Yukari can become this if you end up Reversing her Social Link while you're romantically involved. In Persona 3 Portable, Aigis becomes this for the Female Protagonist.
    • Persona 4:
      • Ai Ebihara. Often while you're on a date with her, the two of you run into another of your female "friends". You then get to witness a grudge match where Ai chases off the other girl and then reprimands you for daring to speak to another girl while out with her. Unless the other girl is Yukiko; she actually manages to scare off Ai and then confronts you to find out just what you think you were doing with her. Fortunately, the MC is pimp enough to be able to easily defuse these situations without risk of a reversed S-Link. Yukiko apparently manages to cling more than Ai; if the above event happens, the MC will go out on a date with Yukiko instead and gain relationship points with her!
      • Played for Laughs in the anime series, where at some point Ai confronts Chie over Kou Ichijou. She then slaps Chie across the face, and the deal ends up in a Cat Fight where they childishly pull on each other's cheeks.
      • Rise Kujikawa as well, though she's sweeter about it than Ai is, given that she'll accept a rejection without a complaint. Still doesn't stop her from reacting poorly to girls other than her friends being around the protagonist (sizing up Marie when they first meet, demanding to know how the protagonist knows Margaret, etc). This becomes more perceptible in Persona Q during the Group Date Wedding in P4 Side. Any of her reactions to Yu marrying either girls or guys proves this.
        Rise: (if Yu is marrying a girl) Noooo! I won't allow this!
        Rise: (if Yu is marrying a guy) Noooo! Not that kind of love! Senpai, look who you're standing next to! It's a guy!
  • Abigail from Red Dead Redemption acts like this when she finds out John has made a new female friend named Bonnie while she was being held prisoner by the proto-FBI. She's actually just messing with him and when she and Bonnie meet, they take turns roasting him.
  • Resident Evil:
  • Part of the Cruel Twist Ending of River City Girls reveal that Kiyoko and Misako are actually ex-girlfriends of Kunio and Riki who somehow didn't get the memo that they weren't dating anymore. Or if they did, they ignored it.
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has this as one of Penelope's major flaws. She does not approve of Bentley having connections to anyone besides herself, especially his foster brothers Sly and Murray, and this motives her into betraying them to Le Paradox so she could eleminate them (along with Sly's ancestors) and have Bentley to herself. The "love" aspect is averted, as Penelope is mearly a Gold Digger who's planning to force Bentley to design weapons for profit and power, and only sees him and Le Paradox as tools.
  • Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog borders on the psycho stalker version (though just how close she is to being a Stalker with a Crush depends on the writer). And has a large hammer which she isn't afraid to use on Sonic if he refuses. It leaves behind a trail of hearts.
  • Tales Series:
    • In Tales of Symphonia, Colette, of all people, displays some traces of this toward Lloyd in one skit. During one sidequest, she asks Lloyd if he likes girls like Princess Hilda, clearly bracing herself for the worst. He admits he thinks she’s pretty, almost confirming her fears, but then says Colette is cuter. However, he then compliments all the other girls in the party, triggering one of the very few moments in the game where Colette gets genuinely angry (She compares Lloyd to Zelos for doing that). Lloyd, being Lloyd, doesn’t pick up on this behavior.
  • Marta in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. She immediately latches on to Emil. Thankfully, Character Development settles in and she eventually grows to be a bit more reasonable about her love... though this does not prevent her from flipping out in skits and victory poses when Emil so much as compliments another girl.
    Emil: Nice moves, Sheena.
    Sheena: Thanks.
    Marta: Noooo! I can't believe Emil is looking at Sheena's chest!
    Emil: What? No I wasn't!
    • Anise from Tales of the Abyss fits the bill for the first half of the game. Ironically, her interest in Luke stems not from genuine affection, but more from the fact that she desperately wants to marry into money.
    • Iria from Tales of Innocence also counts with a twist: she is not in love with Luca (at least not in their current lives). She simply loathes the other girl who is in love with Luca because they were love rivals in their past lives. Seeing Luca talking to Chitose is Iria's Berserk Button.
  • Scorpio from Virgo Vs The Zodiac does not like it when she thinks someone is trying to jeopardize her relationship with Taurus and is quick to start uttering threats of violence against the perceived interloper.
  • In A Witch's Tale, Aquell is this towards Liddell, as she sees her as competition for Loue.
  • According to The Other Wiki, Succubi from World of Warcraft frequently fall in love with their summoners and become insanely jealous of any members of the opposite sex their summoners meet.

    Visual Novels 
  • Rizu in A Profile as a result of trauma was extremely clingy with Masayuki in the backstory. Though she's better now, she's largely responsible for screwing up a large amount of his relationships... and she knows it too.
  • Elis in Canvas 2 gets very jealous whenever Hiroki shows interest in anyone apart from her. Except for one case where she feels completely outclassed by her 'opponent.'
  • In CLANNAD, after drinking one cup of sake, Nagisa becomes this in regard to her own mother. Sanae gets drunk and fuels the whole thing further as well. Needless to say, Hilarity Ensues.
  • Averted with Amanda early on in Daughter for Dessert. Even though she’s smitten with the protagonist, and has been since she was a small girl, she doesn’t even seem to be affected when she walks in on him having sex with someone else (Heidi or Veronica, depending on player choice). It’s played straighter later on, when Amanda gives the newly hired Lily trouble in her job. This change is justified, as by this point, the two of them are more or less official as a couple.
  • Doki Doki Literature Club!: Monika is typically peppy and outgoing, as President of the eponymous Literature Club, but behind the scenes she earns her reputation as one, after she is implied to have subtly gaslit Sayori and Yuri into committing suicide so she could claim the MC for her own. She even goes as far as to UnPerson Yuri and Natsuki by hacking their character files as an in-universe way of enforcing Deletion as Punishment on the other girls competing for your heart. She will have you, and only you. If she has her way, you will have just Monika.
  • Johanna and Tamara from Double Homework both have shades of this. Due to their personality differences, it shows up in different ways, with Johanna retreating for a long period of time, and then unconvincingly saying that she’s not upset, whenever the protagonist shows interest in someone else, and Tamara actively sabotaging his relationships with other girls, and dating Dennis just to get back at him. They eventually put aside their differences and decide to share him among themselves.
  • Even after kicking her fiancé out, Bethany from Melody turns out to be this eventually. She tracks down her ex at his new home, and resorts to threatening to sabotage Melody’s career in order to coerce him to come back to her.
  • Pearl Fey from the second and third Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games fits this trope. She's jealous not for her own sake, but for her cousin Maya, whom she's convinced is romantically involved with Phoenix. She will not hesitate to slap Phoenix up and down if he fails to be sufficiently romantic (which is often).
  • Touko in Suika, to a rather disturbing extent.
  • Akiha Tohno of Tsukihime tends to not trust any woman Shiki associates with, but that's normal jealousy, not clinging...except during Kohaku's storyline, where she deals with Shiki's rejection rather violently. She was, admittedly, not herself at the time.
    • Outside of the original Visual Novel, however, Akiha more firmly falls into this trope. Shiki's awareness of this seems on-and-off, but it's illustrated rather poignantly in Kagetsu Tohya, when a minor (female) character is reduced to near-incoherent terror at the thought of being seen with Shiki by Akiha. Poor, poor Seo...
    • In Ciel's route in the VN both Arcueid Brunestud AND Ciel become this, just to give an idea about how bad Arcueid gets. In this route you learn why Arcueid is so infamous when she sits back and lets Shiki's mind get raped for a while so she can use it as leverage to make him her servant so that he'll have to be by her side for the rest of his life. Plus all the evil glares, or what happens if she is rejected (True End).
  • Sakura Matou in Fate/stay night exhibits some of these tendencies, particularly in her own route, and especially when the potential rival is Rin Tohsaka. She does, at least, have a pretty good explanation: her lack of self-worth leads her to not really understand that Shirou likes her for who she is, and she's constantly scared that he'll fall for some other, "better" girl and leave her alone. Due to her personality, all she really does is go rather cold and quiet whenever Shirou's being friendly with another girl.
  • Mizuhara in Kara no Shoujo has a borderline yandere fixation on Toko, meaning that while Reiji is one of the few people or things she claims not to hatenote  she is always very hostile towards him. Ends up getting Toko hit by a truck.
  • As mentioned above, both Sekai and Kotonoha are this in School Days. Also Otome: she already bullied Kotonoha alongside her Girl Posse, but the bullying increased thousandfold when Kotonoha became one of Makoto's love interests.
  • Hanako Ikezawa shows some slight tendencies of this in Katawa Shoujo. She's too sweet and shy to fit the trope completely, but she is shown to become anxious whenever Hisao looks at or spends time with other girls or women. Her anxiety is somewhat understandable because despite his feelings for her and them growing close, Hisao doesn't actually show any signs of attraction towards Hanako until the very end — ironically, out of fear of scaring her off. Her anxiety over losing Hisao to someone else- her best friend Lilly, whom she feels is more attractive, and even the route-less Yuuko- ultimately causes her to initiate sex with him, despite neither of them being emotionally ready for it yet.
  • Mikae Morikawa from True Love Junai Monogatari. She doesn't go after the girls for catty revenge, thankfully, but she takes her jealousy on the MC. A lot. And please, please don't make her think that you're leading her on. PLEASE.
  • Yukino in My Girlfriend Is the President. The only thing that can make her really angry is somebody taking Junichiro away from her. At one point she bans exports of Junichiro to prevent Putina from taking him to Rusia.
  • Many of the supporting girls in Shiny Days are truly awful with their jealousy, particularly Sekai, Karen and Otome. They lie, abuse others, manipulate Makoto, steal and betray their friends with no hesitation and without consequence. Their level of entitlement is truly scary.
  • In Yandere, Subaru is surrounded by three Yandere girls: his Childhood Friend, his Hot Teacher, and a Shrinking Violet underclassman. Towards the end of the visual novel, all three love interests start acting creepy and possessive. What happens to him and who he gets will depend on his choices.
  • In another Yandere visual novel My Harem Heaven is Yandere Hell, Yuuya also has three yandere girls, only this time, all of them are childhood friends. Their descent into darkness is a result of them getting jealous of Kayoko kissing Yuuya.
  • In Mystic Messenger, the female Player Character can act like one towards Zen and/or accuse Jaehee of being one on Zen's route; several possible choices on his route have her say that she spent all day thinking about him, want to own him, think Jaehee's just a jealous bitch for being against her getting romantically involved with Zen, and even act like she nearly died from not being able to chat with him for a few hours. However, doing this will harm Zen's opinion of the main girl and very likely put her on track for getting a bad ending with him.
  • Mari in the Parascientific Escape series is this to her boss, Kyosuke. She firmly believes she's his future wife, and nothing will dissuade her from this. In the Good Ending, she's right.
  • Drakan from Sable's Grimoire is a half-dragon and on her own route ends up applying the same mindset that results in Dragon Hoards to her budding relationship with the protagonist Sable.
  • Shinrai: Broken Beyond Despair has Momoko "Momo" Mori, act this way toward her boyfriend Hiro Shiratake. She becomes very hostile toward Runa Hikari, who loves Hiro, when she sees Runa trying to talk to Hiro, and also suspects that her best friend, Kamen Eiga, wants Hiro to herself(Kamen is actually a lesbian who loves Momo and hates Hiro), threatening to break off their friendship if Kamen persists. When she discovers texts from Hiro on Kamen's phones, she plots to murder Hiro and frame Kamen for the crime. Hiro ends up getting sick of her attitude, and passive-aggressively mocks it with a horror story about a similar girl, whose clingy, controlling attitude and refusal to let her boyfriend be with anyone else resulted in her killing him with a knife before hanging herself. The argument was staged as part of their plan for a prank (which Momo used to kill him), but it was based on an actual argument. The trope ends up being deconstructed, since this aspect of Momo's character is shown to be the product of her trust issues, since she was often taken advantage of in the past.
  • Yoshio Saotome's younger sister Yumi, from Tokimeki Memorial. Not only she's one of the girls who'll fall faster for the main guy (as well as the youngest, meaning she's more immature than the rest), she also can "bomb" him very easily out of envy (meaning, their relationship will go sour and all the other girls will lose interest in him) and has a special event triggered by seeing the local Supreme Chef, Saki, sharing her food with the boy.
    • Also Minori Akiho... towards Saki.
    • And in Tokimeki Memorial 2, Hikari, and when she's in love with the protagonist, Mei (leading to an Event - appropriately named "You are my 'only' slave" - where she delivers the quote above).
    • Also, Miyako from Tokimeki Memorial 4. Who even goes the Yandere route.
  • Kindred Spirits on the Roof
    • Megumi Nagatani is one of the two "kindred spirits," and has been in a relationship with Sachi Enoki since Megumi died 30 years before the start of the game. She sometimes shows hostility towards Yuna Toomi, the protagonist, since Yuna is the first person they know of who can see the kindred spirits and thus the first potential competition Sachi has had in 30 years. The fact that Sachi often spends time alone with Yuna, in places Megumi can't go, doesn't help matters.
    • Downplayed with Miyu Inamoto, vice-captain of the team and Matsuri Amishima's girlfriend. She never shows hostility toward her rivals in love, but Matsuri's popularity with other girls makes her feel a bit insecure.
    • A minor case with Sasa Futano, a member of the broadcasting trio who's Umi Ichiki's girlfriend. She gets rather annoyed when Youka Koba addresses Umi by her first name without an honorific, something only Sasa and Nena Miyama(Umi and Sasa's mutual friend) do, although Youka is practicing to do the same for the girl she likes.

  • Helene from Avalon is this for her boyfriend Alan, although she never really snaps at Ceilidh. It might be because Ceilidh wouldn't give Alan the time of day... or because Helene's dumb as a post (or at least would rather seem that way).
  • Melissa of El Goonish Shive, was a Clingy Jealous Girl around Justin — a Straight Gay whom she inadvertently outed. To the writer's surprise her character developed until she wasn't one any more.
  • Oasis of Sluggy Freelance takes this to the extreme, attempting to kidnap Torg and kill any rivals for his affection.
  • Put Emily and Missi from Misfile in the same room as Ash and watch them both try and outdo each other in the Clingy Jealous Girl stakes. Actually, put any possible partner for Ash in the same room as Emily and watch the jealousy flow. She and Ash are only friends.
  • In The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, Jean Poule tends to get extremely possessive of Bob whenever Princess Voluptua shows up. Even Jean is startled by her own behavior in these situations.
  • In Rascals, Chrissy, at the start of the dating scene with Quick, is enraged whenever another woman comes onto Quick or is too friendly with him.
  • For some reason, many Lyrical Nanoha Fan Web Comics portray Fate as this in regards to Nanoha, such as this A's/StrikerS Nano (sample strip) and Nanoha StrikeOut. (sample strip)
  • Angela from Punch an' Pie is a rare example of the Clingy Jealous Girl as the main (or at least co-main) character. Her girlfriend's bisexuality and her own views on polyamory have caused her to think that Heather having any contact whatsoever with anyone outside of their relationship automatically means she must be banging them on the side. Heather eventually breaks up with her over it.
  • In Catena, Ivy has shown tendencies of this sort upon discovering Bear paying attention to another girl.
  • Lucy of Bittersweet Candy Bowl is an example of this, although she tries very hard indeed not to show it.
  • X of A Magical Roommate is so obsessed with keeping her status as the most important person in her twin sister's life that she got into the habit of scaring her boyfriends off with explosives. It got to the point that Alexis was forced to keep her engagement a secret from her sister until the day of the wedding, and needed to have security on hand to prevent the inevitable Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace that X attempted.
  • Yuki of Ménage à 3 is clingy to both Zii and Gary. In one strip, she floors Didi when Didi asks her to give up on Gary so he can give her an orgasm and tells her "Gary. Is. Mine."
  • Zimmy from Gunnerkrigg Court is incredibly possessive of her best friend/love Gamma, to the point of freaking out if someone touches her or speaks to her.
  • In MSF High, Lana, the local Yandre becomes violent the second someone even so much as looks at Donovan.
  • In Fluttering Feelings, as the main characters Baek Seol-A and Kim No-Rae develop feeling beyond friendship for each other they begin to become jealous of anyone who gets close to the other.
  • Magick Chicks: Faith gets like this around Tiffany, getting snippy with Tiffany when she sees another girl kiss her. When a girl professes love to Tiffany Faith claims Tiff as her girlfriend.
  • Sally Skunk from Silent Sillies will NOT tolerate her boyfriend Sidney looking at another girl, especially if it's Desiree Dog.
  • Dora from Questionable Content, at least when dating Marten. Ranging from the somewhat logical — catching him and Faye sharing a platonic hug while only wearing T-shirts and underwear — to the absolutely insane — a customer complaining that she had just asked out "that guy who works at the library" but got rejected because he already has a girlfriend causes Dora to declare herself as said girlfriend and threaten the poor girl with a sword. Marten breaks up with her for it and she subsequently goes through Heel Realization.
  • Outsider: Beryl, the bubbly analyst who has been helping Alex, gets noticeably snippy when she walks in on Alex shaking hands with Talon. Her species normally avoids touching each other, so it looked more intimate to her than it really was.
  • Dracula Everlasting: Vanessa, a hooker who became the first of the modern day brides. She becomes a bit defensive when more women are turned to serve Dracula.
  • My Deepest Secret: Downplayed with Emma. The reason she doesn’t want other people to meet Elios is that she’s afraid that because he’s so perfect, they’ll fall for him. She acknowledges this as silly and a problem, but can't help feeling so anyway.
  • Lore Olympus: Minthe is not happy once she sees the article about Hades and Persephone. When Persephone subsequently shows up to start her internship at Underworld Corp, Minthe sends her off on a Snipe Hunt - into Tartarus.
  • Sleepless Domain: Cassidy has demonstrated shades of this towards Heartful Punch, in a strictly platonic sense — she had long idolized magical girls and Heartful Punch in particular, and even after becoming a magical girl herself and befriending HP, she never really stopped thinking of her as an idol rather than a friend. When Undine and HP began spending time together, this mentality is part of what motivated her to attack Undine, both physically and with the accusation that she had some involvement in the tragedy of Team Alchemical. When Heartful Punch herself finds out about this, she is understandably upset and cuts off their friendship, which Cassidy does not take well. The author made it clear in this case that Cassidy's feelings towards HP were meant to be platonic, as she wished to avoid the Unfortunate Implications of writing a Psycho Lesbian.

    Web Original 
  • The Overly Attached Girlfriend. A parody cover of Justin Bieber's "Girlfriend" which spawned an Internet meme, a followup video and a Twitter account.
  • In Return of the Cartoon Man, Valerie becomes very jealous and clingy when Roy tries to leave her to go and help Karen.
  • Hyper Fangirl from The Nostalgia Critic changes her orange sweater to a blue one with "HE'S MINE" on it in the opening of The Princess Diaries II. Twist is, Critic only belongs to her in the literal sense as she's kidnapped him and is forcing him to be her boyfriend.
  • Sam & Mickey: "Call Me...Maybe?" has Barbie continually pester Ken through his voicemail regarding a rumor of him having a fling with some Disney Princesses. Unfortunately, the viewer never receives a confirmation or denial of this rumor, as Mr. Potato Head somehow receives all of Barbie's messages instead.
  • Anon has Chelsea Clark, who tends to be horribly clingy with both Kyle and Tucker. When she dated either of them she treated them like shit, and then after the breakup would find herself overcome with jealousy if they moved on and would normally sabotage the new relationship or at best complain non-stop. Chelsea even openly admitted to her daughter Candace that one of the main reasons she ended up with Tucker is because he showed her the most affection, which was all she ever wanted.
  • This ASMR video has a neko girl jealous of the viewer's pet cat. Not that she doesn't like the cat, in fact she adores it, she just insists that the viewer divide the attention with her.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Katara was very displeased when Aang was crowded by girls on Kyoshi Island due to him being the Avatar and snapped at Aang when he tried to lampshade this trope. Katara never showed this jealous side again until the third and last season during the "The Head Band" episode where Aang starts dancing with another girl named On Ji which makes her very envious. But Katara needn't of worried as Aang almost immediately goes to her and asks her to dance which culminates in a massive passionate Dance of Romance.
    • Humorously Ty Lee is a low-key version of this towards Sokka given her reaction to the news that he has a girlfriend in Earth Kingdom finale:
      Sokka: Thank goodness we're in time!
      Kuei: In time for what?
      Ty Lee: Yeah. What are you in time for, [Cartwheels to Sokka.] cutie?
      Sokka: Uh, (conflicted) I'm kinda involved with Suki.
      Ty Lee: Who?
  • Usually Charley doesn't take Vinnie flirting with her too seriously in Biker Mice from Mars, but she didn't react well when he mused if Hard Rock's girlfriend Darla has a sister.
    Charley: Oooooh, men!" (punches him in the arm, then pouts)
    Vinnie: What? WHAT?
  • Linka from Captain Planet fluctuates between shutting down Wheeler's flirtation and flirting right back with him. However, no matter her current mood, the possibility of some other girl ending up with him irritates her strongly. Kwame commented during one of these incidents that Wheeler wasn't the only one who was acting stupidly, to which she snapped (unconvincingly) that he didn't know anything.
  • Played for Laughs in Castlevania Season 3 where Sypha (a Fiery Redhead) adores her lover Trevor but makes it clear she doesn’t enjoy competing with his other love... alcohol. Best seen when Trevor comes across a bar in Lindenfeld, orders a massive pint and after one big guzzle claims “That’s better than sex”. In response, Sypha freezes the beer solid with her ice magic and walks off in a huff followed by an apologetic Trevor.
  • Lizzie towards Numbuh One in Codename: Kids Next Door.
  • In Code Lyoko, Sissi towards Ulrich, although he has no interest in her. Yumi can act jealous too at times, but isn't very clingy.
  • In Danny Phantom Sam doesn't like seeing Danny with other girls as Paulina or Valerie.
  • The early seasons of Detentionaire had Brandy acting this way towards Lee and Tina, not even letting them talk. Thankfully, she matures.
  • Lena from DuckTales (2017) is a platonic version of this during the events of the episode "Friendship Hates Magic!", where she grows increasingly envious of Webby finding a new friend in Violet and at one point angrily screams out "She's mine!". Of course this probably comes from Webby being her first friend ever and her growing up in a... less than ideal environment.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Kanker sisters, especially Marie. She takes it to a whole new level in the Valentine's Day Episode / special Hanky Panky Hullabaloo, when Cherub!Jimmy and Cherub!Sarah hit Edd and May with arrows, thinking they both have a special connection. May had wanted to give Ed a Valentine's Day card, but Ed being Ed, he turned her down, thinking she had "GIRL GERMS!". Edd tries to give May a card of his own design out of pity, hoping it will cheer the heartbroken Kanker sister up. This gesture completely confuses May, but the cherubim mistake that confusion for burgeoning infatuation, and shoot her with an arrow so she falls for Edd instead of Ed. Later that day, in science class, she blows Edd's mind with her Hidden Depths knowledge of chemistry, so the cherubim take the opportunity to hit Edd as well, and they start openly flirting with each other. Marie becomes furious, and does not handle her "boyfriend's" new relationship well at all, drawing hateful pictures of her sister and violently restraining May whenever she gets a chance.
  • There are a few from The Fairly OddParents:
    • Tootie to Timmy is the most obvious example, although with the exceptions of "You Doo" and "Take and Fake" Tootie seems mostly oblivious or uncaring toward Timmy's other crushes.
    • Mandie to Mark. Subverted as to she never loved Mark, and just wanted to rule his kingdom.
    • Trixie to Timmy in "Just the Two of Us" and "Emotion Commotion".
    • In a case of Characterization Marches On, Wanda was like this in the Oh Yeah! Cartoons shorts. In "Where's the Wand?" she ends up ruining Cosmo's plan to get the wand back because it involves flirting with Vicky.
  • Family Guy:
    • Lois has expressed jealousy toward any women who gain Peter's attention.
    • Meg. Anyone willing to show kindness to her beyond her status as a Butt-Monkey will become an object of her obsession, as she Desperately Craves Affection.
  • Helga is this to Arnold of Hey Arnold!, as well as being the poster-child for a western Tsundere.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, Heloise got pretty mad when she saw what appeared to be Jimmy dating Jez when in reality, Jimmy was only keeping Jez company so Lucius could date her after attending to some business. Also, several episodes have centered around her being jealous of Jimmy's Ho Yay-laden friendship with Beezy.
  • Kaeloo: Kaeloo, as she tries her hardest to get any girl who Mr. Cat could even potentially develop a crush on far away from him, even though their relationship is based on Unresolved Sexual Tension and they're not an Official Couple. Examples of girls she has done this to are Pretty, their Alpha Bitch neighbor, who she once invited on a trip to Egypt to keep her away from Mr. Cat, a picture of a girl in a magazine, which she burned, and her own self after Hulking Out.
  • Kim Possible didn't take it well when Ron went off with Yori, or when he started hanging out with Zita due to their mutual love of gaming... or when Tara showed him any affection. Come to think of it, even Shego trolled her for fun about flirting with Ron. The final straw was when Bonnie kissed Ron on the lips during one episode of season four.
    Ron: (desperately explaining) I was the kissee here, not the kisser!
    Kim: No kidding! It only took you twelve stinkin' years to kiss me!
    • Played for Laughs in the episode "Emotion Sickness" where both Shego herself and Kim act like this towards Draken and Ron respectively after a device turns the two into extreme Mood Swingers.
      Shego (sobbing): You're leaving in my time of need!
      Draken: No! No, no, no, I-I'll be right back.
      Shego: I'm not gonna forgive you for this! (sob) Ever!
  • In The Legend of Korra Eska is this to Bolin. For example, when Bolin hugs Korra she encases him in ice and says in a Creepy Monotone "Why did you initiate physical contact with another woman?" Then Bolin leaves her at the altar and she chases after him with a Nightmare Face.
    • Asami and Korra over Mako In Season 1 and 2, thankfully they get over him and move on to each other. Ironically Mako has quite the reaction when he finds out about them.
  • Elena Potato in Monster Allergy falls under this trope in when it comes to Lay Mamery, a girl Tamer.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • "Griffon the Brush-Off": Gilda threatens Pinkie Pie with physical harm for coming between her and her old friend Rainbow Dash.
    • In the season 2 finale, everyone views Twilight Sparkle as acting this way concerning Shining Armor, hence her opposition of Princess Cadance, his fiancée. She's actually Properly Paranoid, as a shapeshifting impostor has taken Cadance's place.
    • In the season 9 episode "Dragon Dropped", after long 8 seasons, Rarity finally displays this behavior with Spike, when he's basically ignoring her to spend more time with his new friend Gabby.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Little Suzy is very protective of her relationship with his brother Jeremy. She hints in her first appearance, and outright states in "Suddenly Suzy," that she's perfectly fine with Candace so long as she's well and far away from Jeremy.
    • Candace herself flips out pretty much any time Jeremy is seen with another girl. Or a guy who kinda looks like a girl from the back, for that matter.
  • Marge from The Simpsons can get jealous when another woman shows interest in Homer, such as Lurleen Lumpkin for example. Luckily for her, Homer is oblivious to all attraction other women have, as Marge is the only woman he loves.
  • Wendy, a few times to Stan, when they were dating at least, in South Park. Once, she actually gets her substitute teacher (on whom Stan has a crush) kidnapped by terrorists and catapulted into the sun, even though the teacher was in fact a lesbian. And earlier, she stays after class to tell the teacher "Don't fuck with me!" You can't get much more extreme than that.
  • Pearl acted like this in the backstory of Steven Universe towards Rose Quartz. She continues to act like this in the present to a lesser degree, despite Rose having died giving birth to the son of Pearl's rival, Greg; she merely suppresses it and channels it towards being insanely overprotective of that son, Steven.
  • Lo becomes this regarding Reef in season two of Stōked!.
  • Starfire directed towards Robin in Teen Titans (2003). She really doesn't like Kitten's interest in Robin in "Date with Destiny", and Kitten being the Spoiled Brat daughter of a villain doesn't help this.
  • Total Drama:
    • Courtney to Duncan in Action. She is constantly suspicious of his friendship with Gwen in this season, although both insist repeatedly that they are just friends. This is justified in the following season when Duncan cheats on her with Gwen.
    • The Action special mentions that Bridgette once smashed a surfboard over Geoff's head because he was paying too much attention to a group of female fans...which is odd because she's supposed to be very gentle and peaceful.
    • Sierra to Cody in World Tour. Especially when it involves Gwen. An example of this is calling for a Group Hug then telling Gwen, Courtney, and Heather to back off while she's glomping Cody.
    • Again in World Tour, Heather does not want Courtney to have Alejandro (who is flirting with her in order to manipulate her and distract Heather).
    • Lindsay once yelled at Bridgette because she fell and Tyler caught her, even though the situation was obviously not romantic in any way.
    Lindsay: Hey! Puke on your own boyfriend!
  • Thunderblast tries to be like this in Transformers: Cybertron, despite the fact that neither Megatron nor Starscream actually care. It later turns out she just acts like the whore to whoever happens to be in charge at the time in order to secure more power for herself.
  • Winx Club:
    • Stella in Season 4 when Mitzi gets a crush on Brandon and is determined to make him hers. This infuriates Stella and causes her to constantly question Brandon's loyalty since Mitzi constantly follows him around.
    • Flora is normally too sweet to count, but she's notably uncomfortable when Crystal gets a bit too close to Helia.
  • X-Men: The Animated Series:
    • Rogue (just like the comics) is this to Gambit despite also being a Tsundere. Rogue expresses her displeasure seeing Gambit with other woman even if he’s not even attracted to them. This is taken further in "X-Ternally Yours", where she is stricken upon learning about Gambit's “engagement” with Bella Donna but Rogue is relieved when sees that Gambit doesn't love her.
    • Speaking of which, there's Bella Donna herself, who traps Gambit with a depowering engagement ring so that he won’t be able to run away from her again. Bella Donna also goes full Yandere when she sees Rogue aiding Gambit, attacking Rogue with her powers, calling her a “seducer” and screaming that Gambit is hers.

    Real Life 
  • Believe it or not, this is actually a trait in the real world, with both boys and girls, so it's also Truth in Television.
  • To learn this trope's proper name as used by relationship researchers (yes those do exist), you will have to take at least one higher-end Psychology class, or education course. Believe it or not the catergory this trope falls into is big deal for those majoring in Psychology and Education.
  • This trope is one of the few that is actually worse in Real Life than in as usually portrayed in fiction. There are stories of people going so far as to kill due to this trope.


Video Example(s):


Nel Tu, Ichigo and Rukia

In an anime-only scene, Nel Tu is a literal example of the trope, clinging to her friend Ichigo Kurosaki while jealously asking Rukia Kuchiki what's the nature of her relationship with Ichigo. Renji Abarai doesn't think twice about trolling Ichigo regarding the situation.

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Main / ClingyJealousGirl

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