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"Well I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man"
Arthur Gunter, "Baby Let's Play House"; later quoted in The Beatles' "Run For Your Life"

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

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


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

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

May double as a Stalker with a Crush or Prince Charming Wannabe. Compare Friend Versus Lover for another strained triangular constellation.



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  • On Ah! My Goddess, Urd's ex boyfriend Troubador was one of these. According to Urd, back when they were dating he would use his powers to make bugs and insects crawl out of the bodies of any men who tried to flirt with her. He tried the same thing on Keiichi when he mistakenly believed Keiichi and Urd were seeing each other.
  • Ai no Kusabi:
    • Riki's Unlucky Childhood Friend Guy. He is so in love with Riki that he gives him an unwanted penectomy (to remove the pet ring that was on his penis), as he's told that as long as Riki wears Iason's pet ring he'll never be free of him. He also blows up a fortress to kill Iason, Riki's lover.
    • Iason Mink himself is one of these, and like Guy, he becomes extremely obsessed with Riki. It's not touched upon in the OVA, but the novel and audio drama have scenes where Riki sleeps with a female pet and is subsequently brutally tortured by Iason for "betraying" him.
  • In Air Gear the Agito side of Akito's personality is normally the rather Ax-Crazy one but Akito is even shown to have a dark side of his own, becoming jealous to the point of scaring Kururu when she gets too close to Ikki.
  • Elias from The Ancient Magus' Bride has had some moments of this; in particular, after Chise, his fiance, starts spending more time with friends, he doesn't know how to express his jealousy, and so transforms into his giant monster self and holds Chise a little too tight in his shadow/tentacle cavern until she threatens to kill herself to make him let her go. And she's still all about staying with him afterwards.
    • Apparently he didn't learn his lesson the first time, because Elias takes it to the extreme when he attempts to sacrifice Chise's ten-year-old friend Stella in order to save Chise's life. And he admits his choice of "who" was largely based on jealousy. Chise doesn't forgive him so easily this time.
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge: Hoshi over Nino. She barely even notices.
  • Tokiwa from Ask Dr. Rin! spends the first few episodes either trying to win Meirin over or Murder the Hypotenuse, even if said "winning her over" means trapping her in a potential And I Must Scream situation. This is subverted, once the demon who has been possessing him is exorcised. The actual Tokiwa is a very sweet, if a little doofy, Chick Magnet who Just Wants His Beloved To Be Happy.
  • Ayashi no Ceres: Shiso/The Progenitor to Ceres - stalking her across time, killing one of their own children due to jealousy, and basically causing the whole plot over his possessiveness of Ceres.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • When Japan visits Greece's home and Turkey shows up all of a sudden, both Greece and Turkey (who hate each other as it is) turn into this towards Japan. Hilarity Ensues.
    • China is a non-romantic example with a side order of Meddling Parents, as he can be very clingy towards his younger siblings, treating them like children. Their reactions vary: Hong Kong gets VERY pissy, Macau becomes passive-aggressive, Taiwan goes Tsundere...
    • Lest we forget the resident male Yandere?
    Russia: So please be good to him from now on, okay? He used to be mine, after all.
  • Griffith from Berserk acted a lot like one of these towards Guts in the past. After Guts left the Hawks, Griffith's life went to hell and he grew to hate Guts and obsess over Casca instead. The reveal that Guts and Casca were lovers would ultimately cause Griffith to snap. No, it does not end well for either of them when the Eclipse goes down.
  • Kyo from Black Bird can slip into this towards Misao at times.
  • Alois Trancy of Black Butler has tendencies of this sort towards Claude. Sebastian can be seen as this towards Ciel, once stating that "Young master is mine."
  • Black Cat: Creed is in love with Train's carnage, and wants him badly. Badly enough that he gets downright murderous toward anyone he sees as "in the way", including Train's not-girlfriend Saya.
  • In Blend-S, Dino doesn't take it well when he hears Maika may be dating someone. Also says he'll never let her quit, which is usually said in a cutesy manner, but can probably be mistaken for this trope as well.
  • Bokura ga Ita: Yano has a hard time trusting Nanami completely, displaying jealousy and possessiveness, even to the point of physically abusing her.
  • In Brave10, Kamanosuke is an Axe-Crazy yandere in love with Saizo's carnage and is very clear that Saizo is his to battle To the Pain with and no one's allowed to interfere. He naturally has a rivalry with Isanami over their claims on Saizo.
  • Code Geass:
  • In Corsair, after discovering that Sesaam is alive and thinking Canale is going back to him, Ayace goes into crazy jealous mode. Just half an hour earlier, Canale had rejected Sesaam because he realized he was in love with Ayace. Ouch. Wrong choice, Canale.
  • In episode 17 of D.N.Angel, Saehara acts like one of these for Mio Hio. And in episode 23, Kael acts like one for Freedert.
  • Maki in Darker Than Black, (despite being a cute little kid), right down to trying to murder the guy his crush is in love with.
  • Genkaku from Deadman Wonderland gets very annoyed and angry whenever he sees the possibility of a girl getting close to Nagi. (In regards to Shiro, he is shown being extremely agitated, wondering what relationship she has with Nagi, and saying that Nagi never learns, and that he'll just have to punish him again - which he tries by attempting to have Shiro and Karako raped. In regards to Karako, he stabs her when she hugs Nagi, telling her, "Don't touch my carnage, you shitty girl.") And later, Nagi does a double suicide with Genkaku, holding him down so Ganta can kill him. Genkaku appears extremely happy, and calls Nagi his "savior". He was also the one that killed Nagi's wife in the beginning.
  • In the manga Desire Climax, both Hina and Shoei demonstrate these tendencies towards Mio. Hina even more so, since on many occasions, despite his cute and angelic appearance, he has demonstrated a chilling cruel streak and a manipulative personality; he wants Mio and is apparently willing to use tricks, blackmail, lies, and outright attempted rape to separate her from Shoei. He has even gone so far as to trick a half-blind Shoei into thinking he was Mio so he could attempt to seduce him, later telling Mio that he didn't do that because he loves Shoei, but rather because he would be "willing to do anything if it means I could separate you from that guy". He himself proudly admits that he's crazy when Mio calls him out on his actions, and attempts to seduce her. Thankfully, both he and Shoei mellow out eventually.
  • In Detective Conan, Conan/Shinichi himself gets very jealous whenever it seems that someone else might be interested in Ran. Considering that Conan is a Deadpan Snarker who can't exactly act on it due to having been shrunk to a kid's age, it's almost all Played for Laughs.
  • FAKE:
    • JJ, who keeps following his "sempai" Dee Laytner and clinging to him. He gets over it, lets go of Dee willingly... and gets a boyfriend (sorta) in the epilogue.
    • Dee can move completely into this trope at warp-speed if he feels motivated enough. Ryo can also suffer from Green-Eyed Monster syndrome on occasion, and when he does:
    Dee: And holy shit, but you can be an awfully catty bitch!
  • Saito is one for Louise in The Familiar of Zero, though definitely not to the extent that Louise is a Clingy Jealous Girl for him.
  • This is hinted at just once in Fullmetal Alchemist, when the Animated Armor serial killer Barry the Chopper attacks Riza Hawkeye. Because she shoots him instead of freaking out and screaming, he decides that he's in love with her. She puts in a call to her commanding officer, Roy Mustang, who arrives on the scene to witness Barry putting his arms around her waist. It's quite obvious that Riza is not happy with the situation, and Roy reacts by growling and putting on his ignition gloves, telling her to move out of the way so he can set Barry on fire for the impertinence. (This is the first hint in the story that the relationship between Roy and Riza isn't exactly platonic.)
  • Full Metal Panic!: Gauron for Sousuke. Nothing pisses him off more than seeing Sousuke hanging out with his friends, or just simply having a life besides fighting Gauron. Gauron's reaction normally involves trying to eliminate these people in violent ways.
  • Kyo of Fruits Basket turns into a very mild version of this around every guy who has some sort of relationship with Tohru, whom he eventually marries.
  • Fushigi Yuugi: Suboshi for Yui.
  • Date Masamune from Gate 7 is a Crazy Jealous Guy Played for Laughs. He's a Chaotic Good just because his "kitten" Hana is in the Urashichiken, he get lose in his own Imagine Spot of Hana when he should being kicking ass and since his subordinate's main job is scold him when he gets over the line, Hilarity Ensues. But he tries to Murder the Hypotenuse twice.
  • Get Backers: Takuma Fudou over Ban Midou. At one point he says to Ginji Amano, Ban's Heterosexual Life-Partner, "When you're around, Midou doesn't even notice me. Midou's eyes are not on me... because you're in the way!" and tries to kill Ginji.
  • Hana no Mizo Shiru: Kawabata acts very possessively towards Misaki, ostensibly out of jealousy. He apparently interrogates him about any acquaintances he makes at his university - and then he really doesn't like it when Misaki hooks up with Arikawa.
  • Hana Yori Dango: Tsukasa Domyoji towards Tsukushi Makino, to the point of almost raping her out of sheer jealousy. He gets better later though.
  • In Happy Yarou Wedding, Todou has his moments when he thinks Yuuhi's cheating in any way.
  • Katou from Haru wo Daiteita can drift into this territory when Iwaki is concerned. And he tends to react badly if anyone hurts him.
  • Ryoki from Hot Gimmick for Hatsumi. He's utterly obsessed with Hatsumi, and while he at first just wants her to be his "slave," he eventually makes her his girlfriend. She's reluctant to get involved with him because he always seemed "scary" and she was genuinely terrified of him for a bit, due to an incident when they were younger where she suspected that he pushed her down the stairs. She gradually develops feelings for him, but still has moments where she feels extremely put off and scared of his overly possessive and violent nature. His violent obsession over her develops to the extent where he firmly states that she's not allowed to even think of/love any other guy except him, even her own brother. He also demands that she should keep conversations with all men under one minute, answer the phone on the first ring when he calls, and show up at least an hour early to all dates; he also often overreacts when a male's name is mentioned in conversation, even if it's just her little brother. If he happens to see her with another guy, he tends to go off on a jealous rage and hit her. She finally tells him she can't be with him anymore when he orders her to make the impossible decision of choosing between him or her family. When she leaves, him he says, "That stupid woman... If she can't be mine she should just die." She eventually gets back together with him, though, and agrees to marry him at the end in the hope that he'll start being nicer to her if she stays with him. Hatsumi ends up with Ryoki in the ending of the manga. However, in the Hot Gimmick S novel, which provides an Alternate Universe ending, Hatsumi ends up with Shinogu, her Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Naoki of Jazz, leading to a particularly horrible Kick the Dog moment with his lover Narusawa.
  • Usami Akihiko of Junjou Romantica. He said himself that if Misaki ever attempts to leave, he will lock him up so no one can take him away. Fortunately Usami hasn't acted on it... yet. Misaki said Usagi was "his" when Sumi tried to kiss him.
    • Nowaki and Hiroki from Junjou Egoist have both shown this in regards to each other; such as when Nowaki sees Miyagi attempt to kiss Hiroki, he pushes the two apart, grabs Miyagi's collar, raises his fist, and looks like he wants to beat the living crap out of him - and Nowaki is a Gentle Giant. Hiroki goes to the hospital where Nowaki works and sees one of his work sempai fawning over him, claiming him as "his," and latching onto him; Hiroki has an inner monologue saying he doesn't want to do anything embarrassing, as he marches up to the sempai, thwacks his head, and tells him to get his hands off "his" Nowaki.
    • Shinobu of Junjou Terrorist gets jealous seeing a picture of Miyagi's deceased sensei whom he used to love back when he was Shinobu's age. Shinobu cries from frustration, thinking that he'll never be able to compete with her, and feels Miyagi will never love him completely; Miyagi puts those fears to rest, though. Miyagi usually acts nonchalant towards Shinobu, but when he sees Shinobu with an attractive foreigner when Shinobu was avoiding him, Miyagi's reaction is to grab Shinobu, throw him in his car, and kiss him.
  • Kamisama Kiss.:
    • Tomoe, he normally is a regular asshole to the heroine Nanami but should another man even look at her, much less talk to her, watch out. It's usually Played for Laughs - it's a Shojo series after all - particularly since it's one of the first early hints to his true feelings.
    • Mizuki also has quite a bit of jealousy towards Tomoe and he is often seen trying to get Nanami to hate Tomoe by telling her lies and half-truths about him. Also played for laughs usually.
  • Arima of Kare Kano fights with these feelings in regards to his girlfriend Yukino.
  • Gokudera from Katekyō Hitman Reborn!. He sticks to Tsuna like no one else does and constantly tries to get people killed if they start becoming "overly close" with Tsuna (and this is done in a comedic way). He becomes unreasonably jealous of anyone who is close to Tsuna, and is even shown watching Tsuna and getting incredibly pissed at Yamamoto for being so friendly with him. Then there's his violent reaction when Chrome kisses Tsuna.
  • Gilbert from Kaze to Ki no Uta. Befriend Auguste at your own risk. Auguste himself is an even worse offender towards Gilbert.
  • Yusaku from Kimagure Orange Road. 90% of his Butt-Monkey episodes come from him trying to forcibly get in Hikaru's good graces, no matter what she thinks about it. In fact, Hikaru openly tells him she's not interested in him but on Kyousuke, but Yusaku simply refuses to listen to her.
  • Kazehaya of Kimi ni Todoke is this to Sawako, although as a minor and played completely sympathetic trait.
  • Kin'iro no Corda: Yunoki shows mild signs of this early on when Hino is first getting close to Hihara; i.e., the minor chord and ominous background that occurs as he watches Hino and Hihara joke around. Fortunately, he shifts gears pretty quickly after he gets to know Hino better and Hihara displays genuine interest in her. He also shows subtle signs of this towards Hino, getting somewhat jealous when he heard she was hanging out with Tsukimori, Tsuchira, and Hihara in one chapter in the manga and later asking her privately if he can't have "fun" with her too. Also, Tsuchira for Hino.
  • Kizuna:
    • Ranmaru acts like this a bit about Enjouji, but it's nowhere near the serious poextent to which Enjouji acts around Ranmaru. Apparently it's In the Blood, because his half-brother Kai acts the same way around first Ranmaru, and later Masa.
    • Then there's Jack, who will kill you if you sleep with Roy. He will take a sniper gun and put a bullet through your brain if you fuck his boyfriend.
  • Haru Tsubaki of Koi Dano Ai Dano acts this way towards his best friend and crush Kanoko. After getting called out on it by Momoko, he starts to ease up.
  • Kyou Kara Maou:
    • Wolfram harbors a borderline obsessive jealousy in regards to his accidental fiance Yuuri.
    • Sara is a borderline possessive Yandere in regards to Yuuri.
  • Let Dai: Dai. Ladies, Jaehee is off-limits. Seriously.
  • In the manga Lilim Kiss, Souma, the one who previously released the titular succubus hated the fact Lilim did not drain him exclusively and went out to other guys during the night despite his attempts to force her to stay with him alone he ended up sealing her in a jealous rage. Upon learning she was released and didn't remember him and stayed with Takaya exclusively even though Takaya never threatened her, he steals the pendant and seals Lilim again so she will be his and his alone.
  • In the manga Love Pistols, this is both Played for Laughs and played straight. Norririn acts like this in true Clingy Jealous Girl fashion whenever Kunimasa pays too much attention to anyone else, but he's never really serious about it, and he's in fact so uncertain about Kunimasa's feelings for him that when Kunimasa tries to play off their relationship like it doesn't mean anything to him, Norririn is incredibly hurt and breaks up with him. However, this trope is then played completely straight in Kunimasa who actually can't stand the thought of anyone else touching Norririn, and acts rather more violently if this occurs.
  • In Love So Life, Nao does not like other men getting near Shiharu.
  • Atsushi Otani from Lovely Complex is a bit like this towards Risa Koizumi, but subtler than the standard.
  • Rolan of MÄR shows signs of this during the Ghost Chess arc when Alviss tells him that Phantom likes him better. Cue, the two start fighting.
  • Marmalade Boy:
    • Kei is maybe the worst among Miki's suitors in regards to this. In the anime, however, he does get better.
    • In the anime, both of the Grant boys show traces of this: older brother Brian is one for Ginny, younger brother Michael is another for Miki. They mellow out later. Ironically, Michael's most direct rival for Miki isn't Yuu... but the Older and Wiser Kei.
  • Naoe from Mirage of Blaze expresses tendencies of this sort towards Kagetora. He was prepared to kill Kagetora and himself so that Kagetora will "never belong to anyone else". He also murders the hypotenuse by raping Kagetora's lover, and later forcing Kagetora to possess her to save his life.
  • Just like Yuno is a Clingy Jealous Girl for Yukiteru in Future Diary, Akise is a Crazy Jealous Guy for him too. But while Yuno is more violent, Akise is more passive-aggressive and manipulative.
  • Nabari no Ou: Raikou looks mildly annoyed whenever Gau interacts with or talks about Yoite. It's almost like he's jealous. Both Raikou and Gau state at some point that they would do anything for each other. Gau is so devoted to Raikou that he's willing to kill himself to make Raikou happier. Raikou, for his part, is protective of Gau to the point that when a mook hurts Gau, Raikou goes completely berserk, kills him, and mutilates his dead body.
  • Gendo towards Yui in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also, in Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, Asuka and Kaworu are Shinji's childhood friends. Shinji likes Asuka and Kaworu is severely possessive of the boy when she or Rei get too close.
  • In Okane Ga Nai, you have Kanou and Ayase. Long story shot: Kanou is ridiculously jealous and possessive, and hates Ayase even having contact with anyone other than him. Considering that Ayase is adorably cute and has Even the Guys Want Him to an extreme that may eventually shift genres into sci-fi territory (no, seriously, he has been nearly been raped so many times that it's just not funny, and there has been Wild Mass Guessing that he will turn out to be some alien creature that secretes pheromones), and Ayase has the survival instinct of a newborn bunny rabbit on a six-lane interstate highway, you can almost forgive the guy for being so protective. However, Kanou has huge issues telling Ayase that he loves him, and so if anyone even hints that they have an interest in him, he shows his affection in other, more painful ways.
  • In Onegai! Samia-don, Simon "Sil" Turner is this for his cute neighbor Anne. Since he's also a Butt-Monkey, it's more often than not Played for Laughs.
  • Kyoya from Okami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji. Even though he's only acting as her boyfriend, he doesn't take Erika talking to or being with other guys very well. At one point, he breaks her phone in half when she gets another guy's number and demands that she never talk to him again. A few episodes later, he gets a little upset when he discovers that she gave another guy chocolate that she made for the sugar-hating Kyoya. It's more or less supposed to indicate that he sees the relationship as more than just a ruse and the thought of her being unfaithful is a huge Berserk Button for him.
  • Harry in Outlaw Star is very much this with additional stalker tendencies whenever he is around Melfina, and becomes irrational to the point of violence when she repeatedly rejects his advances and starts to spend a lot of time with Gene. Gene also acts like this around Melfina at times, though definitely not to the extent that Harry does.
  • Tamaki of Ouran High School Host Club can sometimes fall into this in regards to Haruhi. He's mostly harmless, though, and a lovable idiot. Other members of the Host Club, particularly Hikaru, also behave like this about her from time to time; but again, they're mostly harmless about it.
  • Pandora Hearts: Gilbert for Oz and Vincent for his brother Gilbert.
  • Osanai from Paprika tries to strangle someone who tried to take Paprika away from him.
  • Suzu of Peacemaker Kurogane towards Yoshida and later towards Tetsunosuke.
  • Fushimi of Project K is this for Yata. Emphasis on the crazy part. He's so far gone that he'd rather be hated by him because at least that's better than being nothing at all.
  • Ranma ½:
    • Kunō, except that he's more low-key than the girls and rarely Glomp the girls he's interested in. (Kunō because, unless he catches them by surprise, Akane and Ranma beat his head in for trying.) Mousse, though, is one of these through and through — even the fact his antics usually get him beaten up (by either the girl he chases or by someone he glomps by mistake) fails to dissuade him. (All Played for Laughs.)
    • Also, whenever Akane seemingly shows interest in anyone other than him, Ranma's jealousy knows no bounds. And when Ranma is hit with a Fishing Rod Of Love, he turns into this for Ryoga. Even going as far as attacking Akane out of jealousy.
  • Reimei no Arcana: Caesar can get quite clingy and easily jealous when it comes to Nakaba. Also, Chapter 21 seemingly hints that Loki has feelings for Nakaba and is jealous of Caesar's relationship with her.
  • Saionji towards Anthy in Revolutionary Girl Utena.
  • Sailor Moon:
    • Prince Demando (Diamond) acts this way toward Queen Serenity, and then later her younger self Usagi - to the point of kidnapping Usagi, forcing her to wear a pretty gown of his choosing, and, in the manga and Crystal, giving her a Forceful Kiss.
    • In the filler Makaiju arc, Ali is this to both Usagi and En. It goes in hand with En being a Clingy Jealous Girl for Mamoru and En himself.
    • And Fiore for Mamoru in the R movie. To be fair, he was under More Than Mind Control from the Kisenian flower. But he still kidnapped Mamoru and tortured Usagi to almost death...
    • Also Umino acts like this in regards to Naru to a mild extent. Completely Played for Laughs.
    • And Saffir tends to become this towards his brother Demando whenever Demando is obsessing over Sailor Moon, but he never really crosses the line and is mostly passive-aggressive about it. He does admit in the anime that he's jealous of Moon, though — and to Demando's Clingy Jealous Girl Esmeraude, even!
    • Zoisite has shades of this towards Kunzite. It's especially obvious when Kunzite mentions thinking that Reika, one of Zoisite's chosen victims, is beautiful; Zoisite gets massively pissed for that one, and when he confronts Reika he verbally lashes out at her before turning her into a demon.
  • Shiva of Saint Beast, to Yandere Murder the Hypotenuse levels.
  • Sakura Gari:
    • Souma Saiki shows these traits towards Masataka, but later mellows out. However, his possessiveness does go to horribly creepy levels before he lets go, such as raping Masataka and then blackmailing him to have sex with him. It's only after his suicide attempt, which is triggered by Masataka actually snapping on him due to his abuse, that he shows Masataka how much he really cares for him and their relationship stabilizes.
    • Sakurako Saiki, revealed to be a boy named Youya, is frighteningly possessive of his half-brother Souma. This individual tortures every single servant boy/girl that Souma takes as a lover, and hates Masataka because he is the object of Souma's affections.
    • Dr. Katsuragi is revealed to be really crazy for Souma as well, so much so that he rapes and tortures Masataka, ordering him to stay away from Souma, and sticks his hand in boiling hot water. Katsuragi later holds Souma down and tells him that "you belong to me," and attempts to strangle him when Souma starts talking about Masataka right before Souma manages to brilliantly fight him back. It's later revealed that he tried to help Souma kill his abusive stepmother (Sakurako's mom) when Souma was angry with her for her abuse. However, when Souma ultimately couldn't go through with it, Katsuragi grabbed Souma's hand (that held a knife) and made him slice his stepmother's wrists, and raped him that same night.
  • Jin towards Misaki in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. While he himself makes no moves on her, when he overhears a couple of boys mention having sex with her, he immediately starts a fight with all three of them.
  • In How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Tomoya, who claims to only like 2D girls, gets rather upset when he sees Megumi walk into the restaurant where he was working part time, accompanied by her male cousin. He later asks to go on her shopping date instead of her cousin.
  • Takano Masamune from Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi over Onodera, although it tends to be more subtle than most examples of this trope.
  • Sakuya Ookuchi from Sensual Phrase, who was this close to rape his girlfriend Aine when at his worst.
  • Hakuron from Haou Airen (who does cross into sexual assault towards Kurumi and gets killed by the guy whom he Forced to Watch his rape of her).
  • Girls' Love manga Shiroi Heya no Futari ends with one of the girls, Simone, being stabbed to death by one of these.
  • Shiro no Eden: Shuuto is very protective of Mashiro and constantly butts heads with Ai.
  • Ryota Miyagi from Slam Dunk. One of his first appearances has him weeping river tears, screaming, and punching the lights out of Sakuragi because he mistook him for Ayako's boyfriend. To further illustrate things, Sakuragi was doing nothing more than walking with her and exchanging some small talk.
  • Gopher of Soul Eater is Noah's borderline personal fanboy. He beats Kid to a bloody pulp twice for having Noah's attention and gets extremely pissed off when Maka turns out to have the same uniqueness that made Noah apparently apparently have a fleeting interest in Gopher. This gets very bad when Noah decides that he wants to have Maka as well. Gopher is featured in all of 3 chapters.
    • It doesn't get any better. With his chance of killing Maka gone, Gopher beats up Kid some more until realising that while hitting him doesn't achieve anything, showing him something asymmetrical does. He exploits this until Noah turns up and takes Kid away.
  • Stepping on Roses: Nozomu. To insane proportions. He even goes so far as to go around with an axe, "Here's Johnny" style, trying to catch Sumi "cheating on him." As if he couldn't get any creepier, finding out that Sumi is his sister only makes him even MORE obsessed with her.
  • Norman's in love with Swordfish, but pretends to be in love with Sen so he could get closer to Swordfish. He tries to persuade Swordfish to kill Sen but that doesn't work. So, on one occasion when there's a scuffle going on, he tries to get Sen out of the way by stabbing him with a pencil - but accidentally ends up stabbing his inmate Walter instead, who was trying to protect Sen in the hope of getting protection from Swordfish. When he finds this out, Norman holds a knife to Walter's neck telling him, "If you don't want to die, don't butt in again, Walter!"
  • Also, Lain Brody. In the first few scenes we see him in, he gives Sen a blowjob, strips him, drugs him and outright molests him as he's drugged (including telling him "No way in hell am I letting Swordfish kill you. Because he doesn't love you. I'm the only one that can kill you."), rapes him with a mop handle, ties him up, and hides him in a dryer. And when Swordfish finds Sen, he gives him CPR. Lain responds to this by stabbing Fish in the arm with a fork and tries to stab him again while screaming at him, "Get off of Sen! He belongs to me!" Immediately after that, Lain is shot and killed by security guards.
  • Betrayal Knows My Name: Luka is a mild version towards Yuki in both his male incarnation and female incarnation. He gets very noticeably pissed off and annoyed whenever he sees anyone touching or acting friendly with Yuki. He's also very protective of him.
  • V.B. Rose: Fairly early into the story, we're told that Mitsuya hates being around Sekiguchi because they're somewhat alike. Much later, the truth comes out: Sekiguchi gave Mitsuya's love interest Tsuya a friendly kiss on the hand during their first meeting. Mitsuya's hated him ever since.
  • Invoked by Kaoru in ...Virgin Love. The reason he shuns romantic relationships is his fear of becoming like his man-crazy mother. His prediction does come true, but Daigo is willing to accept the madly jealous side of him and convinces him to give their relationship a chance.
  • Haguro Dou from Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest. If you think a logical reaction to someone talking to your special someone (in his case an anti-social werewolf) is to beat that someone within an inch of their life, bite out their tongue, and sodomize them, you probably qualify for the crazy part pretty well. And his "reaction" to learning that said antisocial werewolf Likes Older Women and has a crush on their Hot Teacher was kidnapping said teacher, having her repeatedly and brutally gang-raped (and drugged to make her enjoy it), and filming it so he'd be able to release the footage to the internet and destroy her reputation. This guy rivals Yuno herself in the Yandere department, and is considerably more monstrous.
  • Furuichi from Xam'd: Lost Memories, who held a strong love for Haru and a strong jealousy towards Akiyuki. Things didn't work out well for him.
  • Tokyo Ghoul has it's fair share.
    • In the original series, Tsukiyama's obsession with Kaneki results in him becoming violent when he sees Touka taking a bite out of "his" prized meal. Character Development eventually leads him to mellow out considerably.
    • In the sequel, Kanae is the obsessed cousin of Tsukiyama and wants to kill Kaneki out of jealousy. This feud ends up more complicated, as Kanae is actually Karren and she ends up sacrificing her life to save Tsukiyama, dying content.
    • The Serial Killer Torso, who becomes obsessed with his victims and tries to force them to become his "lovers". His obsession with Mutsuki results in kidnapping, abuse, and eventually a bloody conclusion.
    • And perhaps the worst case of all: Furuta / Souta, who reveals everything has been about his obsession with his childhood friend, Rize. He couldn't stand the thought of anyone touching her or having babies with her but him, so he first helped her escape from the Garden and later handed her over to Dr. Kanou after injuring her severely by dropping steel beams on her. He states that he's going to take over the CCG, and then marry Rize and force her to bear him an enormous number of children.
    • Trans male Mutsuki is revealed to have romantic and psychotic feelings for his mentor, Sasaki/Kaneki and in a fit of madness stabs Uta who had disguised his face as Sasaki's while clinging to him in an affectionate manner and thinking that Sasaki belongs to him and begging him to never leave his side again as he dissociates badly without his Living Emotional Crutch. He realizes his feelings out of Sasaki's kindness towards him and his jealousy at seeing Sasaki and Touka together. He pictures the two of them with the word "die" written over Touka's face indicating his possible intentions towards her so he can have Sasaki/Kaneki for himself.
  • Kish from Tokyo Mew Mew hates seeing Ichigo with Masaya so much that he's attempted to Murder the Hypotenuse a few times.
  • Seraph of the End: Mika has a obsession with Yuu which includes not wanting anybody else to touch him and taking off Ferid's arm when he touches Yuu. He also nearly makes off with Yuu in a Bridal Carry and has convinced himself (albeit with good reason) that he's justified in taking Yuu back because the humans are using him. He mellows out considerably while showing mild feelings implied to be jealousy as well as protectiveness whenever Yuu initially brings up anything in regards to his new family and later Guren. There's also the times Shinoa (who has a crush on Yuu) holds Yuu in an intimate manner or gets close to Yuu to which Mika looks incensed at and yells at her.
  • Adekan has several but the most notable is probably Anri whom seethes with jealousy when watching Shiro act flirtatious with a woman.
  • Princess Jellyfish: Kuranosuke finds himself becoming jealous when Shu hugs Tsukimi and shoves them apart telling him to "Get your paws off of her!"
  • D.Gray-Man: Komui is implied to be in love with his sister Lenalee, and goes nuts if there's even a hint of a guy being interested in her. In fact, a way to wake him up is to say, "Lenalee's getting married." In the novel, when Bak (who also has feelings for her) gives Komui a tea that makes one tell the truth, he has a breakdown when Bak asks, "Isn't Lenalee free to love who she wants?" He takes this to mean that Lenalee is in love with a guy and immediately pulls out a machine gun, saying, "Then I'll kill everyone and then die!"
  • Yuri!!! on Ice: Yurio is implied to be this to Yuri either in a platonic or romantic sense as he gets quite incensed whenever Victor and Yuri act affectionate towards each other. Also, in another mild case, Victor makes it absolutely clear to others with his mannerisms and behavior around Yuri that Yuri is with him and tries to keep him together with him. He's kindhearted about it though.
  • Vampire Knight: Kaname, to an extent. His main dislike for Zero seem to stem from jealousy alone, and he really wouldn't mind killing him.
    • Done even more straight with a recent bonus, where he's threatening to kill a random day class student who plans on giving Yuuki a love letter. Arguably averted as it's Played for Laughs.
    • Averted with Zero as his reasons for hating Kaname have more to do with him being a pureblood, and having been used/abused by him rather than being jealous.
    • Rido definitely counts.
    • Aidou shows traces of this over the affection Kaname has for Yuuki.
  • Exploited in Goddess Creation System. Xiaxi knows that Mingyi is a narcissist who can't stand being disrespected or being denied what he wants, so she talks about how great his brother is to him constantly and how much she scorns Mingyi in comparison. He absolutely can't stand it and nearly rapes her at one point.

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  • The Yandere Heaven series has one or both of the love interests fly into a fit of rage if he thinks the protagonist cares about someone else other than him. More often than not, he will contemplate the idea of killing the person he thinks is a threat so that he can receive all of the protagonist's love.

    Comic Books 
  • Archie Comics:
    • Moose of Archie Comics is notorious for beating guys to a pulp, or threatening to do so, for as much as asking his girlfriend Midge for the time. Of these guys, only Reggie has ever actually made a move on her. Always Played for Laughs. One 1970s story exaggerates this by having Moose angrily ask Midge why Big Ethel was talking to her. When Midge points out that Ethel's a girl, Moose says, "Duh, well she don't look like no girl I ever saw."
    • In Afterlife with Archie Jason is this towards Cheryl. Yes, his twin sister, and it's not Big Brother Instinct way. He gets mad whenever Cheryl mentions Archie and killed Cheryl's puppy when they were younger because on Thanksgiving Cheryl only said she was thankful for her puppy.
  • Subverted in the ElfQuest story "Moonshade". Moonshade and Strongbow are lifemates, by the fandom sometimes labelled "the only remotely monogamous couple". In this story, Ahnshen falls in love with Moonshade. Strongbow gets pretty ticked off, to the point of tackling Ahnshen and taking him to task—for beating around the bush rather than getting to the point already.
  • Supergirl: In Supergirl Vol 1 #2, a friend of Linda Danvers - the titular heroine - made several passes at her even though she was not really interested. Still, he was jealous every time Linda spent time with another guy, and behaved as if she was cheating on him despite the fact that they were not together.
  • In Superman story Superman: Brainiac, Steve Lombard hits on Lois Lane (even though she has just told him she is married) and Clark Kent surreptitiously burns his chair's leg, making him fall. Lois tries very hard not to laugh out loud.
  • Huitzilopochtli, in the Vampirella story "The Betrothed of the Sun-God," fries anyone who sets a lecherous eye on Vampirella. However, when Vampi decides not to go with him, he's stand-up enough to let her go.
  • Garfield's owner Jon frequently ran afoul of guys like this in his failed attempt to hit on girls until he finally hooked up with Liz. In fact, even Liz hinted she once had a boyfriend like this before they started dating.
  • In Astro City, the former hero El Hombre is willing to frame his ex-girlfriend as being a mass murderer simply because he's never forgiven her for marrying someone else.
  • Raptors: Ronaldo, the ex of Aznar's girlfriend in college, to the point he attempts to kill him by knocking him unconscious into the pool and leaving him to drown, and later breaks into her room in an attempt to rape her, though he is stopped just in time by Aznar.

    Comic Strips 
  • Dirk in Luann, is introduced as the hulking, brutally jealous boyfriend of Brad's Love Interest Toni. She eventually dumps Dirk for his violent ways and ends up with Brad. Dirk later reappears as the neighborhood garbage collector.

    Fan Works 
  • Germany and Japan over Italy in Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità. They even ended up in a heated fight over him. If Italy hadn't intervened, it would have become a case of Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • A Crown of Stars: After getting together Asuka is very, very possessive from Shinji. You would think that he is or seems to be less possessive… and you would be wrong. This is palpable when some guys try to worm their way next to Asuka and he scares them away with a silent glare.
  • Advice and Trust: Although he has not got many chances to show it In-Universe, Word of God has confirmed that Shinji is very possessive and jealous, and if someone tried to hit on his girlfriend, he would not put up with it silently.
    That.... would not likely end well. Shinji doesn't show it as much, but he's as strongly possessive of Asuka as she is of him. Rei gets a pass due to being so close to both of them, but a stranger, an outsider, trying to make moves on his Asuka? Oh, that would not be good.
  • The Child of Love: Shinji. He was actually jealous when Asuka found the arcade game centre’s manager cute and nice. When he did a special favour for them to Asuka's delight, Shinji instantly got angry, moody and snappy.
  • Evangelion 303: Saburo. When Rei Ayanami fell into a coma after a plane crash and his boyfriend Kaworu started to spend time watching over her, Saburo got jealous of the attention that Kaworu gave Rei-despite of Rei being comatose and female-, and broke up with him. He regretted it, but for that time Kaworu had moved, and Saburo got increasingly jealous of the close relationship between Kaworu and Rei, lashing out at Rei, berating Kaworu for spending time with her, and resorting to hare-brained stunts to attract his ex-boyfriend's attention.
  • Scar Tissue: In the beginning of a chapter Shinji suffers a nightmare where he sees Asuka kissing other boy. He gets utterly distraught and feeling the impulse of killing both them. At the same time it severely disturbs him feeling so jealous and possessive.
  • Moto in The Lion King Adventures, who is jealous of Simba and Nala's close friendship. He makes a deal with Hago in order to appear irresistible to Nala. It works incredibly well, resulting in Nala breaking off her friendship with Simba so she can be with Moto. He later realizes the error of his ways, however, and everything is restored to normal.
  • Death Note:
    Light: I know I can win him back if he'll just visit me in person once.
    Rem: You sound like Misa.
  • One of the most common portrayals in the Happy Tree Friends' fanon anime version depicts Flippy - who is an Ax-Crazy, psychotic murderer in Canon- as an Yandere for Flaky. The canon episode Without A Hitch plays with it a bit, because Flippy constantly follows Flaky around, trying to be nice to her, while she is so terrified of him, that she tries to get rid of him at all costs.
  • Duke Devlin in Decks Fall Everyone Dies, just like the Duke in the source material for the plot.
  • Peter and Edmund Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia are most of the time portrayed like this, Peter usually over Susan and Edmund almost always over Lucy.
  • In Ace of Spades, a Slash Fic which pairs the Joker and Harry Potter, the Joker becomes jealous of the time Harry spends with Bruce Wayne and of the attention Harry gives to stalking Jim Gordon, and feels the need to "teach Harry a lesson".
  • Axis Powers Hetalia:
    • In an apparently lost fic, Denmark was a total Crazy Jealous Guy over Norway. To the point that he had sex with him in front of Norway's brother Iceland to "teach" Iceland that Norway was his boyfriend.
    • It's actually very common in Hetalia fic, and it's not limited to Denmark. For example, the already unstable Russia is very frequently tuned into this over either America or Lithuania, to the point of abusing and/or raping them.
    • England also becomes this very often: the infamous fic The Chosen End twisted England into a Crazy Jealous Guy to make him "less worthy" of America's affections, while compared to a leather-pantsed Russia. (And this doesn't count a Revenge Fic by the same author, in which England is a crazy Yandere who abuses a spineless America.)
    • America himself isn't free of this either, even in arts/fics/etc. that make him the chosen love interest. Depending on the fanwork, he can go from silently and passive-aggressively watching (insert: England, Russia, etc.) interact with other nations while stewing in his own jealousy, to pretty much tackling the nation he loves and dubcon/noncon ravishing him/her after seeing him with others.
    • In regards to the Nyotalia boys, male!Belarus is made into this over female!Russia since the original Belarus is already a Clingy Jealous Girl to the original Russia. His behavior tends to be different, though: while Belarus tends to be openly clingy and obsessive over her brother in canon, male!Belarus is portrayed as being overprotective and insanely passive-aggressive over his sister.
  • Angel, in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic Magnetism, is a non-romantic version of this. He doesn't like how Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are physically close all the time, and does everything he can to get rid of Dash, culminating in him catapulting her into the Everfree Forest, which then causes the bracelets to activate, meaning Fluttershy unwittingly joins her. After this incident, though he still hates Rainbow Dash, he tones it down somewhat.
  • Kakashi is like this to Naruto in First Try Series: Team 7, which clearly weirds out Naruto as he mixes it with a Yandere's obsessiveness since he feels entitled to train Naruto and be his Parental Substitute. Jiraiya calls Kakashi out on this, saying he can't force Naruto to see him as one and he frankly needs to chill out.
  • Teenage Tom Riddle from 1942 in Fate's Favourite is incredibly possessive and obsessive of Harry. At first it's just because Harry is interesting, and later because he counts Harry as the first real friend he's ever had (on account of Tom being a clinical psychopath who generally just uses people and doesn't feel anything for anyone but himself, but he feels something for Harry). This is lampshaded by other characters, who take to referring to Tom as Harry's "jealous boyfriend." Tom mentions in passing that he's more than willing to watch the whole world burn if it means he can spend more time with Harry, and he will eliminate any perceived threats that may come between them.
  • In Code: Half Demon Inuyasha gets jealous of Odd flirting with Kagome.
    • Odd gets slightly jealous of Inuyasha having powers in real life, but gets over it like nothing happened.
  • Cortland, in The Rock Farmer's Daughters, is possessive of Pinkamena, has a Never My Fault attitude when she outright rejects his unwanted advances, blames her father Igneous Rock and the hired hoof Cheese Sandwich for influencing her to reject him, and plots to have Cheese fired and driven out of town, and later kidnaps Igneous. It culminates when he tries to kill Igneous, Cheese, and Pinkamena by setting fire to a house with them inside.
  • In The Vow, as Lord Shen's love for Lady Lianne grows, so does his possessiveness over her. When he hears that she's engaged to Lord Juan thirty years since his exile, he immediately returns to take over Gongmen City and murders Juan, planning to complete his marriage to Lianne.
  • The Second Try plays with this. Shinji is possessive, but when Hikari convinces Asuka to go on a blind date, he isn't jealous because he knows that Asuka doesn't like that student. He gets annoyed when Asuka has to pretend that she still has a crush on Kaji, though.
  • Tom acts like this towards Ginny in The Very Secret Diary if she goes too long without talking to him. His intentions aren't romantic, but the subtext is very much intentional.
  • crawlersout: Tom Riddle hates the idea of Fem!Harry ever marrying and being forced to share her with another man. Of course, he doesn't realize the romantic implications of his thoughts, being a child and all. It's heavily implied that his future alternate counterpart Lord Voldemort was the same way with Harry, and she was just deliberately and selectively oblivious to the romantic/sexual aspect of his obsession. It also partially explains why he and Gellert Grindelwald have Hate at First Sight — Tom can instantly tell that Grindelwald isn't like her other suitors (being every bit as obsessed with Harry as Tom is), while Grindelwald knows that Tom will always be the most important person in Harry's life.
  • If you're unlucky Jean Grey's date in X-Men: The Early Years, Hank, Warren and Scott will drive you out. Or crazy. Or both. Usually both.
    "Hey guys, come quick! Jean's getting home with her date." Hank motioned from his location at the telescope. "Second week in a row." He trailed off a moment, staring through the eyepiece. "So that's Josh. They must be getting along fairly well, if they're going out for a second weekend."
    Warren got to the telescope first. "So that's Dorkboy. I think he's really gotta go."
    Hank took the telescope back from Warren. "Let’s see, letterman, three sports, band pin, I think — I can't really be sure about that one. Fairly tall, dark hair, and well built. I agree with Warren's assessment. Dorkboy's gotta go, my fine fellows."
  • In The Flower Princess and the Alchemist: Edward is this in regards to his Love Interest Orihime. To the point of where guys even looking at her the wrong way, or what he perceives to be the wrong way, causes his temper to flare. He even bought and destroyed all the magazines Orihime modeled in just because other men might see pictures of her. He tries to justify his jealous rage by saying he doesn't want her to end up with a guy who doesn't treat her right, but nobody buys it. The only person who remains unaware is Orihime herself.

    Film — Animation 
  • Gaston of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. His Villainous Breakdown begins when he realizes Belle is in love with the Beast, sending him downward into full-on murderous Yandere mode.
  • Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame fits the bill much better than Gaston. His whole deconstruction revolves around his sexual obsession with Esmeralda and his willingness to kill her along with her other two possible love interests, one of them being his adoptive son (whose mother he killed in the opening scene).
  • Hal Stewart in Megamind goes crazy after Roxanne Ritchi rejects him for "intellectual dweeb" Bernard (who is actually Megamind himself in disguise).
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman: He may not fit the "crazy" part of the trope (for obvious reasons), but it's quite clear that Sherman has some traits of this towards Penny. However, unlike most cases, it's exclusively Played for Laughs, providing some of the film's funnier moments.
  • In Balto, Steele has a Villainous Crush on Jenna, who doesn't reciprocate the sentiment and shows more interest in his rival, Balto. Needless to say, he doesn't take it well.
  • A married variant in The Book of Life, Xibalba is very annoyed at La Muerte's cheering for Manolo. Gutierrez even describes him as the "jealous type".
  • Moomin in Moomins on the Riviera is this towards Snorkmaiden whenever Clark is around.
  • The Chamberlain's motive in The True Story of Puss 'N Boots is to get rid of any men who may court the Princess. He even plans to create special candy if any other guy tries to hit on her.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. His poor wife can't even talk to another man without at least the threat of violence.
  • Paul Snider from Star 80. Based on a True Story of the tragic murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten by her insanely possessive husband.
  • Alfred of Unfaithfully Yours tries to murder his wife when he believes that she's been cheating on him. Played for Black Comedy, especially when he turns out to be too inept to actually pull off the murder.
  • Any film adaptation of the story of the murderously jealous Othello, who is arguably the most famous Crazy Jealous Guy in fiction.
  • The obsessed Heathcliff in any film adaptation of Wuthering Heights has no problem ruining people's lives with his jealousy, including that of the woman he loves and even his own.
  • Don Jose in any film adaptation of Carmen or the updated Carmen Jones. In the Rita Hayworth adaptation The Loves of Carmen the eponymous character seems to have this effect on almost every man she meets.
  • Although not initially seeming to embody this trope Alistair Stewart from The Piano.
  • Although Reggie Kray from the Based on a True Story film The Krays wasn't depicted as being habitually jealous around his wife, he did attack two men he suspected of flirting with her.
  • Jeremy Irons in Damage, if you consider traveling from London to Paris to spy on someone crazy. Anna's deceased brother seems to have been an even more extreme example of this trope, committing suicide because he thought she was sleeping with other boys.
  • Essex Boys has Jason Lock, who gets insanely jealous over suspicions that his wife had been unfaithful while he was in prison, despite the fact that he constantly cheated on her. This leads to him abusing his wife and taking out his rage on his mistress by murdering her.
  • Dr. Frank N Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sure, he flirts with nearly everyone in the film. But, if he sees Rocky with anyone else besides him, he goes into a jealous rage. Janet Weiss had to learn this the hard way.
  • No One Would Tell is Based on a True Story of 16-year-old Jamie Fuller, who killed his 14-year old girlfriend Amy Carnevale when she tried to break up with him.
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has Anakin Skywalker starting to develop into this in regards to Padme Amidala.
  • In Villain, when Shimizu's girlfriend stands him up to go off with another guy, Shimizu follows them and kills her.
  • Martin from Sleeping with the Enemy hits his wife for standing at a window where a man can see her.
  • Charles from The Unfaithful Wife and Edward from the American remake Unfaithful, although generally a sane, mild-mannered men, murder the men with whom their wives have been cheating on them.
  • Ace Rothstein in Casino fired a young employee of his just for saying his wife was beautiful.
  • Hot head Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas is seen telling his girlfriend not to talk to any men while he goes to the other side of the room.
  • John from Boys Don't Cry was motivated by jealousy over Lana as well as homophobia (actually, transphobia) when he murders Brandon, the transgender guy whom Lana was dating.
  • There's a scene in Show Me Love were Jessica has to break up a fight between her boyfriend and another boy chatting her up.
  • In A Room For Romeo Brass, Morrell follows the object of his obsession, Ladine, and terrorizes and semi-kidnaps her brother when he sees her flirting with a boy.
  • In Secret Window, The Reveal of who the killer is and what his motive truly is.
  • Jake in U Turn punches the main character Bobby after catching him with his wife, then offers him money to kill her.
  • In Mystery Team, Duncan and Charlie don't like the amount of attention Jason pays Kelly.
  • Seemingly harmless, but eventually murderous Sidney in Layer Cake.
  • Johnny in Mickey Blue Eyes who takes the most innocuous comments passed between his girlfriend and another man as a sign of infidelity.
  • Caledon Hockley in Titanic (1997) tries to murder Jack rather than lose his fiancee Rose to him.
  • The Duke in Moulin Rouge!.
    Duke: Satine will be mine. It's not that I'm a jealous man! I JUST DON'T—LIKE—OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!!
    Zidler: (Totally freaked out) I... understand... completely... Duke.
  • This is reason that Bill of Kill Bill ordered the massacre of the wedding party and put the bullet in the Bride's head.
    Bill: Not only are you not dead, you're getting married, to some fucking jerk, and you're pregnant. I... overreacted.
    (long pause)
    The Bride: You overreacted?
  • Cherrybomb features Luke's major possessiveness over Malachy.
  • Johnny and Ballard in Gilda
  • The Judge in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
  • The eponymous character witnesses her father acting this way towards her mother in Gia.
  • Takeo Saeki from The Grudge series. It was his insane jealousy and how he acted upon it that started the curse in the first place.
  • Albert Spica in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
  • Blue in Sucker Punch: creepy, violent, possessive, moody, delusional, obsessive, creepy, mood swingy, twisted sense of ownership, disrespectful, and insane.
  • Pro-wrestler Gripper Burke in Carry On Loving is this towards Chloe, despite her telling him that she doesn't see him as her boyfriend anymore. When he hears that she's moved on with someone else, Burke immediately goes to kill the new man.
  • William Billy Bedlam Bedford in Con Air finds his wife in bed with another man and responds by murdering her entire family.
  • Shorty in Dangerous Minds murders Emilio because he claims he stole his girlfriend.
  • The Cook in Spun showed signs of being this.
  • Betty's husband in the 1971 spin-off film of On The Buses and Blakey in one of the sequels.
  • Philip, the male lead in Captives, is in jail for murdering his wife, whom he believed was two-timing him.
  • Jackie Boy from Sin City who, despite being married, doesn't take too kindly to his ex Shellie having another man in the house. Shellie later reveals she and Jackie Boy only had a one-night stand years earlier.
  • Weekend at Bernie's: Mob boss Vi had Bernie killed for sleeping with his girlfriend.
  • Jordan from Tomorrow LaScala who was serving a life sentence for the manslaughter of his wife and the murder of the man with whom he caught her having sex.
  • More cold-blooded than most is Tony Wendice in Dial M for Murder and Steven Taylor in the remake A Perfect Murder.
  • John Garth in Valerie murdered his wife's parents and attempted to murder her.
  • Geoffrey Clinton in The English Patient commits suicide and double murder by intentionally crashing his plane with himself and his wife inside it into his wife's lover.
  • The Shawshank Redemption: Andy Dufresne is serving life for murdering his estranged wife and the man she left him for, but he turns out to be an aversion to this trope, however, when it's discovered that he's innocent.
  • Body Language Dora's husband
  • Destro from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra has DeCobray's husband killed and tries to have Duke turned into a Viper. Destro does not like having rivals.
  • This is one way to interpret some of Jareth's behavior in Labyrinth. When he perceives that Hoggle has developed affection for Sarah and may be considered a rival, he threatens to dump the dwarf into the Bog of Eternal Stench if she ever kisses him. When she does kiss Hoggle on the cheek, Jareth makes good on the threat.
  • Vincent in The Color of Money exhibits signs of this whenever he gets the slightest hint that his girlfriend Carmen might be interested in someone else. During a hustle, when Eddie and Carmen are pretending to be a couple, Vincent is noticeably distracted by Eddie's heavy petting of her.
  • Packard Walsh from The Wraith practically keeps Keri Johnson under lock and key, not letting any other guy look at her funny. He even murdered her boyfriend, Jamie Hankins which caused him to become the titular Wraith. When he spies on her making out with Charlie Sheen's character Jake, he snaps and kidnaps her, intending to take her out of Arizona.
  • Krystian, meat magnate and Maja's former boyfriend from How to Get Rid of Cellulite. Insane enough to threaten Maja and a stranger who, by Contrived Coincidence, was in her room, with a gun.
  • Robert Ford is this in I Shot Jesse James, growing suspicious when Cynthy talks to any man and being more than willing to kill anybody he suspects is trying to woo her. Given how he already killed a man to get her hand, he's definitely not playing around.
  • In Circus of Fear, Mario is a hotblooded knife-thrower who flies into a rage if his fiancee Gina even talks to another man.
  • In The War Wagon, Wes flies into a rage any time a man talks to, or even smiles at, his wife.

  • Harry Potter Ron Weasley, in books 4 and 6, the latter deliberately started by Hermione:
    • When Hermione goes with Krum, a generally respectful and decent Quidditch star who Ron had been a fanboy of, to the Yule Ball:
      Ron: You're [Hermione] fraternizing with the enemy [Krum]!
    • When Hermione goes to the Slug Club party with Mclaggen in book 6 (and after Ginny accuses him of being insecure about never having kissed a girl), he starts a relationship with Lavender Brown which quickly devolves into its own Operation: Jealousy via Sickeningly Sweethearts as Ron starts to realize he doesn't really have romantic feeling towards her, leaving Lavender insecure and clingy as Ron starts to slip away from her.
  • In the Hurog duology, Ward's brother Tosten is jealous because Ward treats Oreg like a second brother, and is rude to Oreg because of this. He eventually confesses that Ward is the only protective parent he ever had, and he's frightened that Oreg might replace him as Ward's younger brother. He needn't have worried, since Ward manages to be there whenever he's really needed, although he does make Oreg a priority when others are there to take care of his siblings.
    • High King Jakoven is a less sympathetic example. If his male lover displays any fondness for anyone, Jakoven murders that person. He also murders his wife's lovers, but that seems to be more politically motivated. Though he might be jealous of them, too, even though he seems to be gay and encourages men to start affairs with his wife.
  • Sweet Valley High Elizabeth's boyfriend Todd reacts very badly to anyone he perceives as a rival for her affections, so much so that the fan site 1bruce1 nicknamed him "Todd Punch Wilkens." Enid's boyfriend Ronnie Edwards was also like this.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire has Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, Catelyn Stark's Unlucky Childhood Friend, who reaches disturbingly Yandere levels of jealousy (i.e: kicking off a continent-wide civil war just because he couldn't have her for himself). Later in the series, he seems to be desperately trying to make his Replacement Goldfish, Catelyn's daughter Sansa Stark, solely dependent on him, and view him as the only man worthy of her.
  • Both Gilbert Markham and Arthur Huntingdon in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall — the former takes his rage out on his perceived rival, the latter on his wife.
  • Dom Casmurro: The main character, a lawyer named Bentinho, seems to be truly crazy and obsessed with the thought of his wife cheating him with his best friend. However, since he's also the narrator, it's not clear if it was true or just pure madness.
  • In The Alien Series, this is Kitty's type, although she's not sure if she's attracted to them or they're attracted to her.
    • Martini gets upset when Kitty spends time alone with other men and tries to make her change her ringtone, "My Best Friend," for her male best friend.
    • Kitty's ex-boyfriend Brian was so clingy and demanding that she dumped him for it. Ten years later, he's still not over her.
  • "Hollyoaks" has Brendan Brendan for his on-again, off-again boyfriend Ste Hay.
  • There was a Fear Street miniseries based around a girl with an insanely jealous boyfriend who murdered several people for getting too close to her, including guys he spotted on dates with his girlfriend's roommates who had borrowed her clothes. It's eventually revealed that the girl has multiple personalities, and her "boyfriend" as well as her roommates are all her own alter egos.
  • Shadow of the Templar: Simon, in Chapter 10.5 of Double Down, takes out his jealousy of Jeremy's ex-boyfriend on Jeremy.
  • We takes place in a Free-Love Future where everyone belongs to everyone else (as long as they have a pink sex ticket for that day). Thus, the protagonist is deeply ashamed and disturbed at how angry the thought of a woman he's met sleeping with other men makes him — how unnatural and illogical of him!
  • In Poul Anderson's "Holmgang", Johnny is shot to death by a man in a bar over a girl. Later turns out to be a ploy to eliminate him, and so open up a slot on the ship for the killer, who needs to return to Earth.
  • Like his animated counterpart, Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame is obsessed with Esmeralda and would kill her if she rejected him. There are a few differences, though: he's a holy man, has done good deeds such as raising his younger brother after their parents' deaths and taking in Quasimodo when no one else would, and doesn't kill anyone (despite his attempts). However, he's still eager to throw her to the wolves if his feelings aren't returned.
  • Oksa Pollock: Gus is jealous because of the friendship between Oksa and Tugdual.
  • Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey. He has Ana's workplace under his control, he traces her with her cell phone (a present from him, by the way), and freaks out if she doesn't reply to his texts or emails within a certain time frame. Even in Fifty Shades Darker, he buys all of the pictures of her just because he doesn't want another guy looking at her. In Fifty Shades Freed, he even manages to become jealous of his unborn child and, after drowning his sorrows with Elena, he admits that he fears that Ana will choose the baby over him.
  • Heart of Steel gives us Jim Thompson, who completely flips his shit after getting torn in half and restored as a clunky cyborg and decides to hunt down not only his girlfriend Julia but also Alistair, who only repaired him in the first place because he was in love with Julia. We learn later that he was actually responsible for Julia being attacked, when Jim started to suspect she was planning to break up with him.
  • Warrior Cats has Ashfur, who was willing to murder four cats (one of whom was his own apprentice) to hurt Squirrelflight—who had rejected him the year before.
  • Broken Love Series Keiran Masters becomes absolutely furious if anyone as much as looks at his girlfriend Lake Monroe. He gets her to quit her job after he comes in while a customer is trying to ask her out, and is insanely jealous of her hanging out with a male friend who is gay.
  • Outwardly it's hard to tell, but Lan Wangji from Mo Dao Zu Shi is one of these; he glowers when a shopkeeper puts an arm around Wei Wuxian, and holds a grudge against Wen Ning, the closest person to Wei Wuxian other than himself.
  • The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein: Hoo boy, Victor. As a child he didn’t want to be seperated from Elizabeth even for school, and he didn’t react well to Henry kissing her. As an adult, he’s much worse, orchestrating Justine’s death not only for his experiments, but because he was jealous of Elizabeth's love for her.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jake Peralta tends to have a strong jealousy toward any guys who get close to his love interest Amy Santiago, including Teddy Wells, Melvin Stermley and Detective Dave Majors. Despite this, the two still end up marrying.
  • Oswald Cobblepot from Gotham is this towards Edward Nygma (The Riddler), killing his love interest Isabella and instead of killing him freezing him in a block of ice and later treating him as the centrepiece for his club, giving off a "If I can't have him, no one can!" vibe
  • Game of Thrones: A lot of Orell's antagonism against Jon seems due to his feelings for Ygritte.
  • Our Miss Brooks: Mr. Boynton is usually even-headed, but on occasion can be crazy jealous when provoked. In the cinematic series finale, Miss Brooks spending time with millionaire Gary Nolan sees him turn crazy jealous (with a little prodding from Mrs. Davis). This ends up being a good thing, as it eventually leads to Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marrying and living Happily Ever After.
  • On Café Americain, this is Carlo's Catch-Phrase, demonstrating his jealousy over anyone making eyes at his girlfriend:
    "I kill him! I kill him bad! I kill him two times!"
  • The eponymous character of House is this towards his best and only friend Dr. Wilson and any man interested in Dr. Cuddy.
  • Dean from Gilmore Girls. He loaths Tristan simply for the fact that he had classes with Rory; after Tristan is Put on a Bus, he starts reacting jealously when Rory and Jess start to become friends. He continues to antagonize them even after he breaks up with her and she starts to date Jess. Dean's jealous nature reappears when Rory and Logan become friendly, even though Dean himself is cheating on his wife with Rory, and he still loses Rory to a rival in the end.
  • Chuck on Gossip Girl can be this way with regards to Blair sometimes.
  • Jez in Peep Show has sent dog crap in the post, pepper-sprayed, sabotaged the career of, tried to punch, and possibly subconsciously tried to murder the men - and in one case, a woman - whom he considered rivals for whatever woman was the current target of his infatuation. In one episode, he got so clingy, he was threatened by his girlfriend showing kindness to a homeless man. Mark, although less extreme, still has elements of this trope in his jealous stalking of Sophie and Johnston when he punched Jez after mistakenly thinking he was sleeping with Big Suze.
  • Family Affairs villain Pete Callen murdered his wife's lover and framed his wife for the crime.
  • Parks and Recreation:
    • Andy becomes one in the second season after Ann dumps him and begins dating Mark, and he goes to great lengths to try and get her back, including moving into a pit in front of her house. He ultimately gets over it when he grows closer to April... and in Season 3, when she starts dating a guy she met on vacation in Venezuela (to get back at Andy for accidentally kissing Ann), he goes to similar lengths to win her over.
    • Tom becomes one after divorcing his first wife Wendy and realizing he actually did have feelings for her, although Wendy herself only saw Tom as a friend and their marriage was a Citizenship Marriage to keep her from being deported back to Canada. Even when he gets over her romantically, he still feels disgusted over the fact that she later starts seeing the Rated M for Manly Ron.
  • Ray Kowalski in Due South was this way when his ex-wife began dating someone, and when Fraser showed interest in at least one woman, and especially toward Fraser's deep friendship with Ray Vecchio.
  • Will in The Secret Life of Us went through a phase of being like this with his girlfriend Sam and Jason when he started stalking his ex started when she started a fling with a musician
  • Six Feet Under: Brenda's brother takes this to crazy levels over her relationship with Nate. Nate himself has a moment of this while stoned, and Russell's behavior borders on this at Claire's art exhibition at the end of series 4.
  • Skins: A major Berserk Button for Cook is seeing another man get cozy with Effy. Also, Lara's ex when he threatened JJ.
  • Eastenders has Grant Mitchell and Mark Fowler.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer has given us many, many examples of crazy jealous men. Spike, Angel, Riley, Xander, and Oz have all had their moments and the identity of the killer in the episode "Beauty and the Beasts".
    • Especially Xander. Throughout the show he gets jealous when it comes to any girl he's interested in (including Buffy, who he never actually dated) and had a major Berserk Button episode when he almost killed Spike for sleeping with Anya.
    • For Angel, there's even a running gag where he shows up just to find Buffy with other guys and it continues well past getting his spin-off.
  • Friends: Played for Laughs, providing some memorable scenes:
    • Ross was this way with Rachel and, to a lesser extent, Emily.
    • Chandler had a bit of this with Kathy as well, and Monica whenever Richard is brought up.
    • Deconstructed later on with Ross as his irrational jealousy leads to him and Rachel breaking up. Emily becomes this in a much less funny way. And Chandler's jealousy drives to Kathy to sleeping with her co-star. Plays out better with Chandler and Monica, as he explains he's worried about Richard because she loves him more than Chandler and Monica quickly asserts that Chandler has never been second best to her and he's more important than Richard.
  • The Sopranos had a minor character like this who put a man in a coma for talking to his girlfriend. Christopher also had his moments over Adriana.
  • Heathcliff in any TV adaptation of Wuthering Heights is portrayed this way. Also, Sparkhouse, based on Wuthering Heights, had the character Andrew, who was so jealous at the idea of his ex having sex with someone else that he banged his head against a wall.
  • Oz has a homosexual version of this with Keller's obsession with Beecher, and a heterosexual version with Ryan's obsession with Dr. Nathan.
  • Bruno Milligan from Footballers' Wives made his wife's life a misery with his paranoid suspicions. Despite being a constant philanderer, Jason Turner seethed with rage at the idea of his wife so much as flirting with another man
  • Despite usually lamenting the fact that he's married to Peg, Al Bundy from Married... with Children frequently reacts like this when other men make advances on her.
    • Al is also, oddly, completely unprotective and overprotective of his daughter, Kelly, at the same time. He doesn't seem to care where she goes or who she's with, or what she does. But let him catch a boy in the house, and he will beat him up (generally by smashing his head into walls) before throwing him out of the house.
  • An episode of Extras had a minor character with dwarfism who got violent with anyone his girlfriend told him had made advances towards her
  • Michael in Brotherhood, to the point where he's blind to the fact the everything else in his life is falling apart.
  • Soames Forsyte in The Forsyte Saga.
  • Tony in Men Behaving Badly, both when he was obsessively pursuing Debra and once he finally got her. In one episode, he gets so paranoid he puts his arms possessively around her when a group of 12 year old boys walk past
  • The Inbetweeners has Donovan over Charlotte. Jay borders on this with his obsessiveness over his girlfriend Chloe's whereabouts in the final episode of season 2, although he is a far more gentle example than most.
  • Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: The Turkish pimp in series 1. Ally Fraser showed potential to be this when he warned Wayne off Vicky.
    Ally: That's mine.
    Wayne: Nice car, squire.
    Ally: I didn't mean the car.
  • At Home With the Braithwaites had the patriarch David Braithwaite who nearly killed his brother in a fight over his ex Alison, then punched another man over her. Mike Hartnoll threatened his estranged wifes lesbian lover with a gun
  • The Tales from the Crypt episode "Split Second" has Steve Dixon, the head of a logging company who really doesn't take kindly to his workers cracking jokes about his new wife. He ends up severely beating his newest worker after his unfaithful wife seduces the guy and he catches them in the act.
  • Finn of Glee toward Rachel any time she's dating someone who's not him.
  • Desperate Housewives:
    • George, a pharmacist, lusted after Bree once she ended their affair together and became jealous of her husband, Rex. So he tampered with Rex's prescription drugs by replacing his heart medication with placebos. He also beats up and attempts to kill other people who look like they are trying to come in between him and Bree. He also drugged Bree at one point and was seriously considering taking advantage of her. He eventually proposed to Bree and pressured her into marrying him. After the engagement, he became increasingly possessive of her and increasingly violent.
    • Carlos towards Gabrielle in the first season of Desperate Housewives. She was cheating on him, but he ended up physically assaulting the wrong man twice (both of them turning out to be gay) and getting a prison sentence for it.
  • Gabe from The Office is starting to feel real uncomfortable about Erin being around Andy.
  • Arthur from Merlin doesn't appreciate Guinevere having close friendships with any other males (except Merlin) and becomes a Green-Eyed Monster every time she seems particularly fond of any one other than him. When he catches her and Lancelot in an embrace, he attacks Lancelot and would have killed him had Guinevere not thrown herself between them.
  • Jealocit, a Villain of the Week from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. He had a crush on Insarn since high school, but when she fell in Love at First Sight with former Carranger Kyosuke Jinnai, he developed BURNING JEALOUSY POWER!!! and nearly defeated the Gokaigers. Then Kyosuke (who had no interest in being a vertex of this Love Triangle) mediated the situation... and the Gokaiger kicked his butt.
  • Eli from Degrassi. He goes crazy after Clare starts talking to Fitz, and acts this way towards Imogen when they date. He finds out that it isn't related to his mental illness, he's just possessive.
  • Jesse from 1000 Ways to Die's segment "Hydrau-licked" was this towards his girlfriend. Considering this is a show about freaky deaths, he becomes an Asshole Victim when he ends up getting his "love rival"'s car dropped on him.
  • Murder In Mind had several episodes about cuckolded men who resort to murder. Steve 'Phil from Eastenders' McFadden played a firefighter who hired a hitman who to kill his bitchy wife and his obnoxious co-worker she was sleeping with while they were in bed together and Rob Brydon plays a control freak who murders his brother in law after discovering a long-term affair with his wife and makes it look like a mugging gone wrong
  • TV movie Too Good To Be True centered on a man who had left his wife for a younger woman then went into full on Yandere mode when his estranged wife found a new boyfriend
  • Whitney is characterized this way on Smallville, although he's really Properly Paranoid when it comes to Clark, who completely tops his game.
  • Community: Troy Barnes goes all "psycho girlfriend" on Toby, who he thinks is replacing him as Abed's best friend in Conventions of Space and Time. Note that Troy is dating Britta at the time... and she's encouraging this behavior.
    Britta: That guy is stealing your boyfriend!
  • Doctor Who:
    • Commander Millington is revealed to be this in the novelization of Curse of Fenric. He and Dr. Judson went to school together, and one day at rugby practice, Millington saw Judson talking to another boy, and... well, he arranged an accident that put the good doctor into a wheelchair for the rest of his life (or at least until Fenric possessed him).
    • The Doctor himself in his Eleventh and Twelfth generations. Whether he feels a sexual, romantic or platonic attraction to his companions is ambiguous, but he definitely prefers to be the center of their attention.
  • Ted Jr. is very jealous of Daniel for having his wife Tawny's affections in Rectify and informs him that she's "off limits". Daniel, in turn, knocks out Ted, pulls his pants down, and puts coffee grounds on his butt to humiliate him and make it look like he pooped himself when angry with him.
  • In the Supernatural episode "Simon Said" (S02, Ep05), Andy's twin almost kills a woman because he realizes Andy still has feelings for her and is worried she might get between him and his twin.
  • Paco Durando in the Frontier Circus episode "The Daring Durandos". He threatens to cut the hands off anyone who touches his wife. His wife happens to be a New Old Flame of Ben's.
  • Both Ted and Barney in How I Met Your Mother. The both of them are in love with Robin though Barney doesn't start to have feelings for her long after Ted broke up with Robin. In the middle of season 3, Barney slept with Robin and when Ted found out about it, he was furious and refuses to accept Barney as a friend anymore though they make amends by the end of the season. By then, Barney genuinely begins to have feelings for Robin and in an episode in which Ted and Robin have sex whenever they are in an argument, Barney takes out his frustration by breaking broken TVs. By the end of season 4, Robin and Barney started dating without any problems from Ted. Fast forward to season 8, Ted becomes jealous that Robin had accepted Barney's proposal and tries to ruin their wedding planner. Though Lily talks him out of it, he again tries to confess his feelings for Robin by going to great lengths to find her missing locket and give it to her as a wedding gift. Ultimately, he decides to abandon the idea and let go of her feelings for Robin.
  • Schitt's Creek:
    • Played for laughs when normally confident Patrick witnesses a drunken Ted kiss his boyfriend David during a game of Spin the Bottle. Even though David did not want to play, did not initiate the kiss and Ted is straight, Patrick gets into a jealous huff. He's egged on by David's sister/Ted's girlfriend Alexis, but he and David eventually talk things out.
    • Johnny trusts his wife and knows nothing happened, but he's still not happy when he finds out she spent the night passed out in Roland's bed.

  • Eminem has several songs about this trope. Most infamously, his controversial murder ballad "Kim", but also "Crazy In Love", "Love You More" and "Love the Way You Lie"
  • "Next Contestant" by Nickelback is about a guy who's always getting pissed off at other guys hitting on his girlfriend, and how if this continues, "somebody's getting hurt."
  • Insane Clown Posse discuss the consequences of this trope in their recent song: "Over A Bitch".
  • The Shania Twain song Don't Be Stupid is about the plight of a woman very much in love with her crazy jealous boyfriend, who interrogates her for making phone calls, talking to other men, or even painting her nails.
  • "Got Jealous" by Hurt. The jealous guy in question decides to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" was the baddest man in the whole damn town, until he hit on a girl named Doris, and her jealous husband proved to be a bit badder than him.
  • "Welcome Home" by Coheed and Cambria, especially exemplified in the music video:
    You could've been all I wanted
    But you weren't honest
    Now get in the ground!
  • Nick Jonas's "Jealous" is about the singer talking about how he feels jealous towards other guys looking at his girlfriend. He says that even though he knows that she loves him, he wonders if she wants the guy who's eyeing her. He even says that it's his right to be hellish and jealous towards anyone who wants her.
  • "Genghis Khan" by Miike Snow is about a man who is possessive of his lover despite not being in a committed relationship with her.
  • "Come A Little Bit Closer" by Jay and The Americans is about an American tourist in Mexico who gets on the bad side of one of these when said jealous guy's girlfriend starts flirting with him:
    Then the music stopped, when I looked, the café was empty
    Then I heard Jose say "Man, you know you're in trouble plenty..."
  • Probably a different José appears in "Run For the Border" by Johnny Rodriguez. During a wild weekend in Mexico, a man suddenly kicks down the door. The narrator finds out a bit too late that the woman he's with left out a vital piece of information.
    "José, he's tall dark and handsome," she said as she reached for her clothes.
    "But he's mean as a snake when his woman you take, out from under his nose."
    I said, "This is a great time to tell me." She said, "I thought he was in jail.
    Yes, I'm José's wife, José's got a knife, and José is hot on your trail."
  • Eve 6's "Think Twice" is about a man who is jealous of another guy for being close to his lover.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Randy Savage, regarding Gorgeous George (not that one and not of that kind, the WCW one) and Miss Elizabeth. Of course, he usually turned out to be sort of justified in this behavior, as a lot of wrestlers were trying to steal them away from him.
  • Vampire Warrior, otherwise known as Gangrel, found himself feuding with his wife in ECW when he found Luna Vachon in the promotion providing managerial services for Tommy Dreamer. Though Raven helped push him in this direction.
  • Sami Callihan towards Daizee Haze, although the crazy was much more readily apparent than the jealousy, there was some of that too, as though he mainly stalked her through the International Wrestling Cartel, he also stole from and attacked students training in Ring of Honor to keep them away from Daizee (Haze being one of the ROH academy heads).
  • Jimmy Jacobs, despite growing cold toward Lacey when he found out love doesn't conquer all, still loved Lacey and was still highly upset when it looked like she might prefer Colt Cabana (Which she did) or leave him for Austin Aries (which she did).

  • This turns out to be the Fatal Flaw of Othello, which is used by Iago to ruin him and ends up costing Desdemona her life.
  • Leontes in The Winter's Tale, played for dark comedy — dark because of the tragic consequences, comedy because everyone lampshades how absurd his accusations are against his wife and best friend.
  • Demetrius and Lysander suffer a spell-induced version in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • King George III appears as one to the American colonies in Hamilton, best exemplified in his song "You'll Be Back":
    When you're gone, I'll go mad
    So don't throw away this thing we've had
    'Cause when push comes to shove
    I will kill your friends and family... to remind you of my love!
  • In The Saint of Bleecker Street by Gian-Carlo Menotti, Michel behaves in a jealous overprotective manner, not so much to his actual girlfriend, but to his sister Annina, scoffing at her religious piety and vowing to prevent her from Taking the Veil.

    Video Games 
  • BlazBlue has Jin Kisaragi for his brother Ragna. And Jin's not-quite-girlfriend Tsubaki is a Clingy Jealous Girl for him.
  • If Persona 3 Portable's Female Protagonist forms a romantic relationship with Akihiko Sanada, he shows some shades of this. It's mostly played for laughs and mostly directed at Ken Amada, who is surprisingly capable of holding his own against it.
  • In NieR supplemental material, it turns out that Jakob is actually kind of a possessive jerk about his brother. After their mom left and Gideon still worried about her, he told Gideon that robots tore their father to shreds and boarded up the windows so Gideon could only leave one way. He even thought about breaking his legs to keep him there.
  • Fenrich from Disgaea 4 tends to get violently possessive of Valvatorez, with his behavior ranging from casual death threats to people he thinks are getting too close for comfort to at least one attempt of trying to carry out said death threats.
  • Captain Robert Norton of Dead Space 3 is this regarding Ellie Langford. As the game wears on he gets more and more suspicious of Isaac Clarke, assuming he's trying to "steal" Ellie and blaming him for the various things that go wrong with the mission. Norton goes so far as to betray Isaac to the Unitologists. Even after Isaac saves his ass from Danik, and later the rampaging Nexus Necromorph, Norton attacks him, forcing Isaac to kill him in self-defense.
  • Albedo from Xenosaga, when he was a child and sometimes even as an adult, was this towards his older brother Jr./Rubedo.
  • Sie Kensou from The King of Fighters, as Athena's Dogged Nice Guy. At first it was limited to manga adaptations like KOF: KYO and KOF G (which played this almost completely for laughs and Butt-Monkey effects), but in XIII he gets pissed if he's in a Mirror Match and he thinks his "double" is disguising himself as him to "steal" Athena. Thankfully, he doesn't let this go to the extreme.
  • Henry from Fire Emblem Awakening plays the trope for laughs. If he has a girlfriend and they talk about love while stepping on an event tile, he cheerfully tells her that he loves her and then asks if he can put a curse on her so she won't be able to look at other guys. We never find out if he actually does, though. (Most likely not; he doesn't tend to curse other people as easily as Tharja does.)
  • Halo 5: Guardians: Warden Eternal claims to be trying to stop Master Chief from Cortana because he doesn't trust him not to betray her but it becomes quite obvious that he's very jealous of how much Cortana still cares for Master Chief and is acting more to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • In Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse, the sorcerer Farid Al-Mutan is a little way down this road, being paranoid that his wife will be seduced by another man. He is therefore keen to keep you — a heroic, swashbuckling, Walking Shirtless Scene — away from her. He doesn't go so far as to drive you away, but he does make pointed remarks to you about how dishonourable any hypothetical wife-seducer would surely be, and he asks your word that you'll never seek out his wife's company. His wife, should she learn of his jealousy, takes her husband to task for being silly — she's loyal to him and he should trust her.
  • Jeff in Grand Theft Auto IV is a randomly encountered minor character in the game, but he stands out due to how unstable his jealousy is. He accosts the main protagonist Niko Bellic on the streets asking him to spy on his wife Shirley all while on the verge of exploding in a fit of anger, since he is highly paranoid that she is cheating on him. After some time has passed after the first encounter, its revealed that he brutally murdered her by stabbing her fifty times and tells Niko to dump her body in a river. When Niko encounters him for a third time, turns that he married again a short time after murdering Shirley and he is also paranoid that his new wife is cheating on him, asking Niko to kill her for him. Even for a guy that kills people for money, he refuses to do this for a complete psycho like Jeff leading to walk out in the streets in anger and getting ran over by a car.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brings us the Bloody Baron, who visited some Disproportionate Retribution on the man his wife had had an affair with - namely, cutting him into pieces and feeding him to the dogs.

    Visual Novels 
  • Hisao from Katawa Shoujo isn't normally this, but develops slight tendencies if you pursue Emi Ibarazaki's route. He's more passive-aggressive than outwardly aggressive, though, and he snaps fast out of it: he suspects that she's getting close to the track team captain... but it turns out they're sort-of Platonic Life-Partners instead, as said captain is gay. Emi has a good laugh at Hisao's expense when she finds out.
  • Makoto in Shiny Days is rather hypocritical, easily cheating on the people he considers his girlfriend without a second thought. However, he comes to believe that Setsuna is cheating on him with someone old enough to be her father (for good reason, given that he is) and refuses to listen to her, generally treating her terribly throughout.

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

    Web Original 
  • This comes up a lot in Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv): 1) Ryuk towards Light-new rule of the Death Note: "Don't hug your girlfriend in front of your Shinigami-they get jealous" 2) Light towards L-Light happily resumes his plan to kill L after hearing that L "took Matsuda's innocence" after repeatedly rebuffing Light's advances. 3) Light (during his Memory Gambit) towards Misa after Misa returns from her job interview and informs them all that she met a God in the bathroom.
    L: Well, Light, you're taking this rather well.
    Light: I'm gonna kill that son of *bleeeeeeeep*
  • The Nostalgia Critic in "The Review Must Go On". He refuses to leave Doug alone, demands to be brought back even though he'd always hated his job, wants Demo Reel dead, and just basically acts terrifying.
  • In Where the Bears Are, Nelson is incredibly jealous of Todd, and imagines him in bed with every man who even talks to him.
  • Frank Doyle of The Thrilling Adventure Hour can get very jealous when he believes another man is genuinely interested in his wife Sadie. Sadie finds this trait of his cute up to a point. Episodes where his jealousy has reached a non-adorable tenor include "She Blinded Me with Seance", where he locks himself in their (walk-in) liquor cabinet rather than deal with Sadie's college friend constantly flirting with her, and "Basil's Day", where Frank meets Basil Valentine immediately after learning he was the man Sadie was with when a different ex-suitor of hers tried to Ret Gone Frank. In that case Frank was a fan of the man and could see how she might like him so was able to get over it quickly.
  • Yamcha is a downplayed example of this over Bulma in Dragonball Z Abridged, but it's still there.
    Oolong: So Bulma, how's the single life treating you?
    Bulma: It's been really nice, thanks. I had a dream about Vegeta the other night.
    Yamcha: You slut!
    Bulma: We were walking in a park!
    Yamcha: You slut!

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time:
    • Finn becomes this when Jake makes Tiffany his best friend (by the way, he's a boy).
    • Jake accuses Finn of this during the first Ricardio episode.
  • Zuko in the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Beach." He shoves a guy across a room just for talking to Mai.
  • In the Animated Adaptation of Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice becomes this - whenever somebody shows signs of occupying Lydia's time more than him, he instantly gets possessive over her. This includes his own clone.
  • Ulrich of Code Lyoko towards Yumi, especially when William is involved.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • Numbuh 4 sometimes shows signs of this towards Numbuh 3.
    • King Sandy, as well (though he appeared only three episodes and he later came to love Numbuh 3's younger sister).
  • Danny Phantom has numerous examples:
    • Danny to Paulina (at least at first; he eventually got wise and forgot about her).
    • Danny was not happy when Sam showed interest in the foreign exchange student Gregor. He went from scowling to using his ghost powers to spy on their date. Played completely sympathetic though, since he's Oblivious to Love.
    • Vlad to Maddie Fenton.
    • Maddie hints that Jack may be like this, although it's never seen in the show.
  • Cosmo from The Fairly Oddparents to Wanda in the early days of the show.
  • Family Guy:
    • Peter Griffin is violently jealous of any perceived flirting between Lois and anything male. In one montage of flashbacks he beats up a movie screen with Hugh Grant on it, a dolphin, and even his own reflection in the mirror.
      Lois: (looking at Peter's reflection) Oh my, look at that handsome man.
      Peter: You son of a bitch! (punches mirror)
    • Also, Stewie has shown to act in such a way towards whomever is the newest object of his affections, male or female. Like in the episode "Stewie Loves Lois" when Stewie jealously tells Brian to stop hitting on Lois after he becomes adoring of her.
    • In the episode "Peter's Got Woods", James Woods and Peter become good friends after Brian gets a girlfriend and they start spending a lot of time together. However, this causes James to become very obsessed with Peter to the point of acting jealous of Brian.
  • In Gravity Falls, Li'l Gideon seemed to feel that if he can't have Mabel, nobody can.
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • One of Dino Spumoni's songs was called "You Better Not Touch My Gal", which starts with the lyrics "You better not touch my gal, / or I'll pop you in the kisser, pal!" and ends with the line "... you'll never eat solid food again!"
    • Arnold has shades of this towards Ruth and later Lila.
    • Arnie goes stark raving mad when he thinks Arnold was trying to steal his girl Lulu at the end of Arnold's dream in "Arnold Visits Arnie".
  • Kaeloo: If Mr. Cat thinks you're "stealing" Kaeloo from him (even though they aren't even dating), beware. Because he's a psychopath who tortures people for fun and owns a bunch of dangerous weapons. For example, in "Let'Play Danger Island Survivor", when Kaeloo says that Quack Quack is her "best friend", Mr. Cat responds by first driving a wedge between the two of them, then making Quack Quack suffer the pain of falling into a precipice filled with starving alligators. In another episode, the gang are playing a game. When Stumpy is picked to be the prince and Kaeloo is Sleeping Beauty, Mr. Cat shoots Stumpy with a bazooka to stop him from getting to Kaeloo and kising her, even though it's just a game.
  • A lighthearted example of this trope appears in the pilot of Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, where Spiderus makes it clear that he is still pining for Miss Spider even after she marries Holly and makes it clear that she is not interested in Spiderus at all. He repeatedly tries to convince Miss Spider that she made a poor choice in marriage, and even tries kill Holly. Luckily, he gets over it after he meets another female spider.
  • Oddly enough, Discord, from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, of all characters displays this behavior. He gets a teensy bit upset when Fluttershy starts hanging out with her new friend, Tree Hugger. He gets even more upset when she invites Tree Hugger to the Gala instead of Discord. The whole episode just has him seething in jealousy and getting more infuriated with Fluttershy's new friend.
  • The title character of The Amazing World of Gumball toward Penny: He falls out with Darwin because one of his own dreams had Penny and Darwin kissing, gets Penny sent to the hospital because he made her eat a blueberry cupcake instead of an orange one (they were supposed to represent him and Darwin, but she's allergic to blueberry), then made things worse by making her eat blue thumbtacks instead of orange allergy pills, and even tried to kill Leslie for being her friend.
  • Larry from Time Squad becomes insanely jealous when he starts suspecting that Tuddrussel and Sheila (Tuddrussel's ex-wife) are developing feelings for each other again. That entire episode, "Ex Marks The Spot", is dedicated to Larry desperately trying to sabotage their alleged relationship and is one of the most famous ones.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) version of Donnie acts likes this towards April when he sees her interacting with Casey. It's worth noting that she was furious with him and his brothers for accidentally mutating her father and didn't want to see them. Oh, and Donnie was also spying on her. Yeah...
  • Total Drama: Deconstructed in the second season with Trent. After him and Gwen became the captains of different teams, he started to worry about Duncan due to Gwen spending more time with him than before, out of fear that their relationship is falling apart and she might like Duncan instead. He developed a Super OCD over number 9 which he never showed signs of before (and despite what Gwen and Duncan thought, it's not because you get 9 letters if you combine the letters from Trent and Gwen's names) and started to lose challenges intentionally in order to impress Gwen, but his weird behaviour made her eventually dump him and due to being accused by the Killer Grips of being the one who told Trent to lose on purpose, he convinced them that that's not the case by telling them to eliminate him. Trent is devastated when he finds out the truth.
  • Rio from Jem is easily jealous and quick to temper when it comes to both his girlfriend Jerrica and his crush Jem. Luckily, they are the same person; unluckily, he doesn't know that. There's even a song called "Jealousy" about Rio being peeved at Jem being around another man. Rio outright punched the guy in the face for kissing Jem while filming a movie. Rio isn't even dating Jem, he's Jerrica's boyfriend, which effectively makes him a cheater.
  • Hades in Class of the Titans, though normally very pleasant, is this way regarding his beloved wife Persephone. She uses it to her advantage in one episode, when his father Cronus attempts to invade the Underworld; by pretending to be interested in Cronus's advances toward her, she spurs Hades into action.

    Real Life 
  • The famous Filipino painter Juan Luna endured a particularly gruesome example of this trope. Luna's marriage with his wife, Maria, in Paris, became increasingly unstable as he harbored suspicions of her going out with a Frenchman. It didn't help that he was part of a family known for its legendary temper. In a fit of rage, he got hold of a gun, stormed to the room containing Maria and her mother, and shot both in the head, killing them.
  • Jake La Motta, whose obsessive jealousy of his wife was made into the film Raging Bull.
  • A famous example is Burt Pugagh who, upon discovering his ex was engaged to another man, paid thugs to throw lye in her face, permanently blinding her. Amazingly, she ended up marrying him.
  • Pamela Anderson has claimed Tommy Lee could sometimes be like this.
  • Jenna Jameson writes in her autobiography of having a very possessive boyfriend.
  • Despite being constantly unfaithful to her, OJ Simpson was very jealous of other men showing interest in his wife Nicole, both when they were married and after they divorced.
  • John Sweeney, the boyfriend of actress Dominique Dunne, was very jealous, especially over actors with whom she did love scenes. She ended the relationship due to his abuse and possessiveness, and was tragically killed by him. He was jailed for 6 1/2 years for manslaughter in 1983. The case provoked considerable controversy due to the perceived leniency of the sentence.
  • Raoul Moat. After getting out of prison, his ex told him that she was in a relationship with a police officer (she was actually lying in an attempt to get him to leave her alone). He responded by posting threats to police and others on his Facebook profile and making further detailed threats in two subsequent letters and several phone calls to police stating he would continue to shoot police officers until he was dead. He then shot his ex and her new boyfriend (killing him and seriously injuring her), killed several other innocent bystanders and blinded a policeman. He later committed suicide after a stand off with police.
  • Nikki Sixx wrote in the Mötley Crüe autobiography The Dirt that he planned to shoot his wife's lover in the testicles, but realized he would ruin his own life by doing so. He also wrote in his own memoir, The Heroin Diaries, that he planned on getting some bikers to break the legs of the actor Jack Wagner because he thought he had sex with his girlfriend while Motley Crue were touring.
  • Eminem was put on probation for assaulting the man he claimed he saw kissing his wife Kim.
  • Richard Pryor admitted being like this when in a state of drug-fueled paranoia.
  • Marilyn Manson wrote in his autobiography of witnessing his father behave like this towards his mother.
  • Randy Savage was this both in and out of the ring towards his then valet/wifenote  Miss Elizabeth. There were several instances of Savage locking her in the dressing room whenever he left the room, along with the infamous rumor of him giving Hulk Hogan a black eye after she left Savage and moved in temporarily with the Hogans.
  • Charles Bronson was very protective of his girlfriend and later wife Jill Ireland. When Jill guest starred on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "This Side of Paradise" as Spock's Love Interest, Bronson stayed on set to "keep an eye on her", making Leonard Nimoy very nervous.
  • There are many, many murders committed by real life Crazy Jealous Guys. A lot of Domestic Abusers also fit this trope.
  • A possible result of having Separation Anxiety in some cases.