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"It's a complex maneuver. Don't ask me to demonstrate it."

An aggressive hug verging upon a flying tackle which sometimes knocks the recipient over and invariably ends up with the glomper wrapped securely around some part of the glompee's body. If the glomper's rather intense feelings for their target are not shared by the glompee, things will immediately get awkward at best or (if the glompee is a Tsundere) violent at worst. Stalkers with a Crush, Clingy Jealous Girls, and Abhorrent Admirers frequently glomp the objects of their affection. Usually considered a comedy trope, for obvious reasons.

While aggressive hugs are nothing new (in Real Life or in media) the use of the term "glomp" to describe them appears to have stemmed from its use as a sound effect in early manga translations by Viz Media. (One folk etymology asserts that it stands for "Grab, Latch On, Maintain Pressure", but that is a backronym applied to the word after it became popular.) The word itself appears to be a mutation of the established English word "glom" which means "to grab; to latch on" (as found in the words "agglomeration" and "conglomerate") with a final "p" sound added to give it more of a sense of definite action. Can function as an Unsound Effect.

This may also be used in a more positive manner if the glompee actually does reciprocate the glomper's feelings; in these cases, a glomp symbolizes one character literally bowling another over with affection, but there again it's typically played for comedy.

Whole-team glomping of anyone who's just scored a goal is also common in sports in Real Life. In soccer, it seems to be compulsory.

A Super-Trope to Cry into Chest.

A glomper is often the Cuddle Bug. See also No Sense of Personal Space, which glompers often exhibit. If the glomper is frightened, it's a Security Cling. If the glomper is very big, the unfortunate object of their affection may suffer Belly Flop Crushing or get accidentally squashed. If the glomper is genuinely attacking, it's a Deadly Lunge or Attack Hello. In Real Life, it can turn into assault regardless of the glomper's intent, especially if the glompee Hates Being Touched, so Don't Try This at Home.


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  • The earliest reported usages of the word "glomp" are as sound effects in the Viz translations of Urusei Yatsura and Ranma ˝.
    • The first known appearance of the word "glomp" is in Ranma 1/2 Volume One, Part 12 published in 1993. Ironically, this first use was a sound effect for a Personal Space Invader attack Ranma delivered on Ryoga, in stark contrast to the connotation the word carries today.
    • In Urusei Yatsura Ataru usually attempts to glomp virtually every female he encounters — except for his "wife", Lum. She glomps him, though.
    • The aggressive hugs that Shampoo gives to Ranma in Ranma 1/2 are archetypal glomps and are indeed accompanied by the "glomp" sound effect in the manga. The subsequent wholesale adoption of the word by the highly prolific Ranma fanfiction community probably did much to popularise the term.
      • Even less welcome are Kuno's glompings of Akane and the Pigtailed Girl, sometimes simultaneously. He invariably receives a Megaton Punch in reply.
      • Shampoo also brainwashes Akane into glomping Ryoga during the "waterproof soap" episode in the manga, leading the poor guy to believe she reciprocates his strong romantic feelings for her. He then starts openly expressing those feelings even though he Does Not Know His Own Strength. By the time it's blown over, Akane has decided that "Whoever takes the job of Ryoga's girlfriend will have to be made of sterner stuff than me."
  • Hild, the Affably Evil queen of hell from Ah! My Goddess performs three glomps in a row immediately after arriving on earth in her very first appearance, first glomping her daughter Urd, then Belldandy and Skuld at the same time and finally Keiichi.
  • In Ai Yori Aoshi, Mayu ends up doing this almost every episode. Tina tends to grope any female she meets, and has, like Mayu, a tendency to glomp Kaoru. Being rivals, their respective glomping tends to enrage the other.
  • Morgan does this to Alex a lot in Aoi House.
  • In Arata: The Legend, this is one of the first things that Hinohara receives from Kotoha when he first arrives in Amawakuni.
  • Ceres, Celestial Legend: Chidori Kurama loved to glomp Yuuhi Aogiri.
  • Poor helpless Tama-Chan in Bamboo Blade was double-glomped by Kirino and Saya.
  • Randou Rino of Best Student Council frequently glomps her friend Ayumu, usually while emitting Ocular Gushers.
  • Betrayal Knows My Name:
    • Toko is fond of doing this to Yuki.
    • Tachibana tries to do this to Yuki upon meeting him but Luka pulls Yuki out of the way before Tachibana can hug him.
  • In one chapter of Black Butler, Sebastian sits up in his coffin after faking his death, which results in Bard, Finny, Maylene, Lizzie, Agni, and the Prince tackle-glomping him. All while still in the coffin
    • In chapter 66 upon learning that Ciel wasn't having another asthma attack Agni and Soma glomp him.
    • Elizabeth generally loves to glomp Ciel, being his future wife and all.
  • Bleach:
    • Kon tries to glomp Rukia (and every other female character) every time he sees her (usually shouting Onee-chaan!!! and variation), he never manages to do it though. Except for that one time where he was in Ichigo's body and he finally pulled off snuggling her (non-existent) funbags. He was very happy that day.
    • Ichigo received a near-lethal variety from adult Nel. Ribs were cracked.
    • Keigo glomps Ichigo in episode 15 by way of wrapping his legs around Ichigo's torso and his arms around Ichigo's neck.
    • Keigo also tries to glomp Rangiku because he thinks she's sexy, but she simply puts up her fist and hits him before he can.
  • Marumaro from Blue Dragon glomps Kluke at least once.
  • In Brave10, Isanami is fond of jumping onto Saizo and not letting go.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura:
    • In the anime, when Meiling shows up at school for the first time, she goes to a rather freaked-out Syaoran and tells him that she wanted to walk to school with him. Then she calls him a bad boy and glomps him in tears, making him freak out even more.
    • Nakuru is great at this, once even climbing through a window to catch Toya unaware.
  • Case Closed: Conan, of all people, does it to Heiji in the 6th OVA.
  • Chobits, Sumomo/Plum does it, despite being under a foot tall. Plum's previous owner encouraged this (and many other) behaviors Hideki has issues with. Persocoms in general are as unconditionally affectionate as housepets; their (usual) extreme sensitivity to their owner's preferences and comfort levels are the only reason we don't see more generalized public glomping.
  • In CLANNAD, Kyou performs this manoeuvre on a very shy Kotomi (as seen in the picture), who has obvious difficulties deciding how to respond.
  • Choco from Chocotto Sister does this a lot to Yurika — usually under loud protest from the latter.
  • As the first item on the Quotes page hints, Shader from Chrono Crusade is very fond of hugging others...violently, without warning.
  • In Claymore, Raki does this fairly regularly to the Sugar-and-Ice Personality, Clare.
    • And Clare does it when she reunites with Teresa.
  • A scene from D.Gray-Man has Lavi glomping Allen. Road is also fond of doing this to Allen.
  • D.N.Angel: Mio Hio frequently does this to Daisuke.
  • Death Note:
    • Misa glomps Light after he specifically told her that it would be dangerous and inconvenient for them to be seen together. However, her intense feelings mean she cannot stay away from him so she follows him and practically tackles him to the ground. Light thinks, "This is the first time I've felt like punching a girl".
    • Later on, Misa does something similar... to Ryuk. Is there a "Did You Just Glomp Cthulhu?" trope?
  • In Dragon Ball Z during the Cell saga, after Goku heals from a near-fatal disease and everyone notices him in better condition, Goku gets glomped through a moving plane by Krillin.
  • In Dramacon, Matt is glomped by a fan, which pisses off his then-girlfriend Emily. The con security has to get involved.
  • Fairy Tail has one when Lisanna returns to Earthland after 2 years and finally meets Natsu again. She can't help but glomp him, understandable enough.
  • In The Familiar of Zero's second season finale, Louise does this to Saito after he comes back from the dead. Too bad for Saito that she's flat.
    • On various occasions Saito was also glomped by Kirche, Siesta, Tiffania, Scarron, and Marto, the school's head male cook.
  • Fruits Basket: Momiji glomps Tohru twice, even though it makes him transform. She returns the favor with a little less velocity.
  • In Fullmetal Alchemist, Ed gets glomped a few times by Alexander the dog, when he and Al go to Shou Tucker's house to study alchemy. It's hard for a dog to hug someone, so in Ed's case, it was more like Death from Above, as Alexander's shadow was the last thing he saw before the giant dog ever-so-lovingly crushed him underneath.
    • Near the conclusion of the series, Winry does this to Ed and Al in his restored human body when they return to Resembool.
    • Alphonse does this to Edward in Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa. While in the armor. He even nuzzles him!
    • In the manga and Brotherhood, May's standard greeting toward Alphonse seems to be glomping him.
  • Full Metal Panic!: Glomping is Tessa's favorite method to use when trying to seduce Sousuke.
  • In Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka does this to Yui at the top of the stairs in the manga, resulting in a conspicuous shot of Yui's panties and a teacher telling them to have some modesty.
  • In Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Yuuka does this to Buntarou when visiting his apartment with Atomu. Combined with a Dynamic Entry as she's hiding behind Atomu and isn't visible until right before she leaps at him.
  • Girls Bravo: Let's see... Quite frequently Kirie, Miharu, and Lisa to Yukinari, Kosame, and Fukuyama to Kirie, and Fukuyama to Koyomi.
  • Happens twice in Girls und Panzer. First, in episode six, Kay glomps Miho after being beaten by her, since Miho's skills as a commander made it an exciting match. Second, in episode twelve, Mako glomps Sodoko after the latter deleted all of her truancy records, which meant that Mako wouldn't be held back a year in school.
  • Ryuuichi once glomped Shuichi from behind in Gravitation.
  • In the Hamlet manga adaptation, the title character does this to Horatio.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team. Taro's personal staff of Ichigo, Ringo, and Sango or Lemon, Marron, and Melon in the second series are undisputed masters of grabbing Taro affectionately.
  • Italy once does this to Japan in Hetalia: Axis Powers. And in episode 18 of the World Series Finland glomps Estonia.
    America: DUDE SWEET I'M TOTALLY GOING OVER THERE TO HUG YOU! [leaps into the air to do just that] ICE CREEEEEAAAAAM!
  • Matsuri in Hidamari Sketch likes to give these.
  • A more emotional, but still happy variation occurs when Rika does this to Akasaka in the final arc of Higurashi: When They Cry after finding out that the latter survived by yelling his name several times, sprinting down a hill at him, and launching herself down at him from halfway down the slope.
  • The Idolmaster — Makoto is on the receiving end of several sequential glomps on the Idol Agency Sports Meet, after she won the relay race, despite getting the baton in second-to-last place.
  • Noelle from I'm Gonna Be an Angel! loves doing this to Yuusuke to an almost frightening degree. Also, Raphael to Mikael.
  • Irresponsible Captain Tylor:
    • Captain Tylor tries to glomp Yuriko Star after waking up on the sickbay table, having nearly died of oxygen deprivation. An annoyed Yuriko quickly steps to one side and Tylor falls flat on his face.
    • In a later episode after Tylor wakes up from a Journey to the Center of the Mind, Azalyn leaps onto the sickbay table and glomps him, providing the first gratuitous Panty Shot of the series.
      Tylor: That sort of hurts.
      Azalyn: Then let it hurt. [squeezes harder, causing Tylor to shout in pain]
  • In Kaiju Girl Caramelise, Kuroe Akaishi does this to Koutarou Hibino when he shows up unannounced. It's notable because she's a Shrinking Violet who never preemptively shows affection to anyone else, not even her mother.
  • In the third episode of Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens Nagi attempts to do this to Jin... And he sidesteps it, causing Nagi to skid face-first across the ground.
    • Of course, Nagi, being a goofball goddess, was probably just doing it to put on a show for the others who were watching...
  • The aim of many of Ayu's Crash-Into Hello meetings with Yuuichi in Kanon.
    • She gets irritable (as much as she can, anyway) if he dodges. Probably because that generally involves her crashing into trees instead.
  • Played with in Kill la Kill. Ryuko's Cloud Cuckoo Lander friend Mako attempts this on her repeatedly, and her response the first time is simply to take a step to the side, resulting in Mako faceplanting into the floor. When asked why she moved Ryuko responds it's a normal reaction to move when someone is charging at you. Mako tries again a few episodes later and Ryuko responds by casually catching her in midair, spinning her around her head and setting the bemused Mako down next to her as if nothing had happened.
  • Hikaru from Kimagure Orange Road usually does this to Kyosuke.
  • Yu-Jen in the manga A Kiss To The Prince is fond of doing this to Sei-Ann.
  • Aoki from Kodomo no Jikan is a frequent target of this by Rin.
  • In Koharu no Hibi Koharu often does this to Akira.
  • A more serious variation is used in Koi Kaze, where Nanoka ends up doing this to her brother Koshiro in one episode because of her intense feelings that she can't express.
  • The girls from K-On! like to glomp each other on a regular basis. Especially Azusa is often a victim to Yui's sudden affectionate urges.
  • Yuriko did this to Haruka at the end of episode 2 of Kotoura-san. Manabe mistook that to be Pseudo-Romantic Friendship.
  • Ryou does this to Shiina in episode 11b of Gourmet Girl Graffiti after finding out the latter got accepted into high school...which wasn't the reaction a jealous Kirin was hoping for.
  • In Kyo Kara Maoh! episode 96 Sara does this to Yuuri.
    • Günter does this to Yuuri from time to time.
  • Dio from Last Exile is exceedingly fond of this. Not only will he glomp his faithful companion Luciola, but he also has a thing for glomping Claus who is pretty freaked out.
  • Kaolla Su in Love Hina does this frequently, usually in the form of a leaping hug.
  • Honoka does it to Umi in episode 3 of Love Live! after the latter is guilt-tripped into taking part in the concert despite objecting to the short skirt on their uniforms.
  • Episode 9 of Lovely Complex has some Les Yay between Risa and her best friend Nobu. Nobu comforts Risa over Otani basically being oblivious to Risa's love for him and feels it's her fault things aren't going so well because she's the one who pushed Risa to confess to Otani. Risa reassures her not to worry about it, and that's she's grateful to Nobu for motivating her to confess her love to Otani. In response, Nobu makes the total out-of-the-blue decision to glomp Risa to the ground and grope her as she's hugging her. Nobu releases lots of heart marks and Risa freaks out, telling Nobu "don't touch me there!"
  • Lyrical Nanoha:
  • Sissy Villain Michio Yuki of MW does this quite a bit to Father Garai. Usually while in various states of undress or drag.
  • In Magical Project S, Haida does this to Hiroto constantly.
  • Sei Satou (the first "Rosa Gigantea") from Maria Watches Over Us is fond of glomping Yumi, the series protagonist.
    • Youko, Sachiko's grande sÅ“ur, once does this too, to Yumi's surprise since Youko is usually rather dignified.
  • Sayaka Yumi from Mazinger Z used it several times in many manga versions and continuities (albeit not so much in the anime adaptation). Remarkably, she resorts to them when Kouji is feeling gloomy. Her reaction when she met Kouji again after the Final Battle in the Gosaku Ota manga? Glomping him. Her reaction in the Shin Mazinger Zero manga when Kouji got an I Am a Monster moment? Glomping him as declaring he is her ideal man.
    • Erika used The Glomp with Kouji in episode 63, much to Sayaka's jealous wrath.
  • Mayl/Maylu Sakurai is fond of doing this to Lan Hikari in MegaMan NT Warrior. And the boy still doesn't pick up that she's got a crush on him.
  • In Midori Days, only the girl is in place of the guy's right hand, which can be awkward; Midori tends to forget the arm isn't meant to bend certain ways.
  • Shiho Munakata frequently glomps Yuuichi Tate in the early parts of My-HiME. Mikoto does this to Mai from time to time, sometimes adding a Skinship Grope or a self-inflicted Marshmallow Hell for good measure. During the ending, Shizuru Glomps Natsuki from behind while Mai is preparing to sing karaoke.
  • My Hero Academia has a bizarre and dark example- for whatever reason, this was the visible sound effect when Dabi tried to burn himself and Shoto to death with what can only be described as a violent hug.
  • In the My-Otome manga, Natsuki often gets this from her younger sister, Alyssa, and once gets it from her mother, Saeko.
  • In Naruto, Ino enjoys glomping Sasuke, much to his distaste.
    • Sakura was not shy about doing this to Sasuke, or rather attempting to, since he'd usually shove her away.
    • Karin takes it up a notch in Part II. Even locking out Suigetsu so he couldn't interfere with her glomping time with Sasuke.
    • Chapter 498 has an absolutely adorable/heartwarming moment where Naruto suddenly surprises his mother with a hug and cries while hugging her upon meeting her for the first time.
  • One of the very few times this is Played for Drama is the OAV of Natsu e no Tobira. When Marion is mourning for his friend Claude, who killed himself after giving him a failed Anguished Declaration of Love, he has an Imagine Spot recreating what he belives it would've happened if he didn't reject the other boy. It has Claude glomping Marion and happily telling him "I love you".
  • Negi Springfield of Negima! Magister Negi Magi tends to be the target of this from the Genki Girls in his class. Also is Konoka to Setsuna, usually causing the swordsgirl to redden noticeably.
  • Asuka Langley Soryuu of Neon Genesis Evangelion is not nearly as violent about it as some, but the way she adheres herself to Ryoji Kaji in episode 17 is clearly a glomp, much to his exasperation.
  • The titular character of Ojamajo Doremi glomps her fellow apprentices in the closing credits of the first series. (In the dub, this was shown in the opening.)
    • Hana-chan does this to Doremi in the first episode of Dokkan — calling her "Mama" in front of her entire class to boot (and neither Doremi nor Momoko realizes it is the toddler until she says her name).
  • A Running Gag in One Piece revolves around Sanji's failed attempts to glomp the sexy ladies, which usually ends with him flying face-first into a wall. Chopper on the other hand successfully glomps people whenever he gets scared or otherwise emotional.
    • A more specific and adorable example: After the Straw Hats almost lose Robin in Enies Lobby, when they are back on the Merry together, Nami and Chopper glomp Robin.
      • In fact, they do so during an aforementioned glomp attempt from Sanji, intercepting Robin in the process.
    • Luffy glomps Boa Hancock during the Whitebeard War. Her reaction is interesting.
      • She does to him during the 3D2Y special.
    • Luffy does this to Sabo while hysterically crying upon being reunited with him after 12 years of thinking he was dead.
    • Carrot the Rabbit Mink is known to this to people she likes. The Minks have No Sense of Personal Space.
    • Another Mink example would be Bepo of the Heart Pirates, who often acts as a personal pillow and happily glomps his captain Trafalgar Law whenever they're separated for any length of time.
    • Charlotte Praline glomps her husband Aladdin of the Sun Pirates during her introduction.
    • Sanji finally gets lucky and an emotional Nami glomps him (along with Chopper and Brook) when they're reunited on board the Sunny. Sanji, naturally overexcited at Nami's touch, flips out and tries grasping her, though she deftly steps back before he can do much of anything.
    • Luffy glomps Zoro in delight when they finally meet up in Wano again.
    • Later, when Jimbei finally returns to the Straw Hats to join the crew for real, Luffy, Nami, and Chopper — as well as Carrot, who's also currently tagging along — all do this to him.
  • Iris does this to Gene in Outlaw Star. Gene happily reciprocates, immediately grabbing her ass.
    • Fred loves doing this to Gene. Really loves it.
  • Kairi has glomped Momo on occasion, as has Sae to Toji and other guys as well in Peach Girl.
  • In Pita-Ten, Misha loves to glomp Kotarou. Since she is at least one head taller than him, the sensation is uncomfortable to Kotarou, the nearby ones, and the spectators...
  • In Pokémon: The Series, Ash's Gligar/Gliscor has a tendency to do this to him upon landing. While this was originally due to the fact that Gligar had trouble with flying and landing, as Gliscor he has been shown to have no issues with either. It is now purely out of affection.
    • What should be a painful example would be Ash's Muk, a Poison-type who tends to do this on people he likes (although Professor Oak seems to be a frequent target). No one seems to be hurt from it otherwise.
    • During the Johto arc, when Ash and Misty were battling over a Totodile, Ash sends out Pikachu; Misty sends out Togepi. She tells Togepi to give Pikachu a great big hug, and he does just that. Between that and a Charm attack, Pikachu is sent running off the battlefield, since he wouldn't willingly hurt Togepi.
    • Ash's Chikorita had a habit of running into Ash's arms. When it evolved into Bayleef, she didn't lose this habit, but unfortunately, her much larger size caused it to hurt Ash, and an entire episode was made out of this. She gets better, fortunately.
    • James' Grass-type Pokémon glomp him upon being let out of their Poké Balls. One of them's a cactus. Another's a venus flytrap.
    • Bianca likes doing this to people and things she's fond of (or trying to do it, anyway).
  • C-Ko Kotobuki is known to glomp A-Ko Magami on occasion in Project A-Ko.
  • Wakaba glomps the title character of Revolutionary Girl Utena all the time, and frequently goes for rides on her back after.
    • It can get dangerous when they're both in front of an open window.
  • In Rozen Maiden Mi loves glomping Kanaria to the point that she gets friction burns from Mi rubbing faces with her. When Kanaria brought the other Maidens over she glomped them all too. They weren't amused and threw her off after a second.
  • School-Live!: Yuki Takeya gives one to Yuri Wakasa near the end of the opening title song. One of the few scenes in the opening that does NOT change as the series progress. (The background does, but not the actual scene) In view of the Big Reveal Yuki’s affectionate embrace is both touching and bittersweet.
  • Enacted under similar circumstances in the second season of Shakugan no Shana by Shana and Yuji: once to intercept Yuji's fall following his possession at high altitude by Johann, and again in the final episode when she finds him after singlehandedly storming The Very Definitely Final Dungeon in order to do so before he fades from existence.
  • Many girls in Rin's Harem in SHUFFLE! have done this.
  • Usagi, ChibiUsa, Ann, Rei, and Fish Eye in regards to Mamoru in Sailor Moon.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
  • Mihoshi from Sora no Manimani is a glomping machine, strong enough to knock down her usual target, Saku.
  • In the finale of Sound of the Sky Kanata and Kureha glomps the returning Rio to such degree that they all fly off-screen.
  • Memorably, in The Story of Saiunkoku, Kou Shuurei's Fear of Thunder causes her to glomp onto — of all people — Ko Kijin. To make matters worse, Shuurei is disguised as a boy at the time.
  • Strawberry Shake Sweet: Julia does her best to keep herself from pouncing upon Ran, but sometimes Ran's cuteness is simply impossible to resist. Kaoru, on the other hand, is a happy glomper.
  • In Tales of Symphonia's OVA, the second episode starts with Colette glomping Lloyd Irving. It is to be noted that he runs towards her, and just before the glomp takes place, he moves himself to hug her.
  • Happens frequently to Tenchi in all the various incarnations of Tenchi Muyo!. Ryoko is the most common, but hardly the only, practitioner of this technique upon him.
  • Yuki does one to Basara in episode 2 of The Testament of Sister New Devil, shortly after he transfers into her school. Unfortunately, she does it in front of the entire class, which not only angers Mio but all the guys in the school as well.
  • Happens a lot to Rito in To Love Ru because, well, it's that type of series. Lala, Run and Momo being the main offenders.
    • Special mention goes to Celine, who, despite looking like a 1-year-old toddler (she can walk, but not talk) is capable of flying glomp attacks that will both hit adults in the head and knock them over. Since the target is usually Rito (who she considers her parent), this hasn't helped his reputation.
  • In Tokyo Babylon, Hokuto does this to her twin brother, Subaru.
  • In episode 4 of Unlimited Fafnir, Tear does this to Yuu after seeing him at the school.
  • Ai from Video Girl Ai likes to do this to catch Youta's attention. When he continues to ignore her, she repeats the technique with her bare chest, with the expected result.
  • In The World God Only Knows, Elsie is prone to this, to the discomfort of Keima and Hakua.
  • If there's a way to do this without arms, Mugetsu of ×××HOLiC has mastered it. Of course, he's even worse when he has them
  • In the crossover series Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, Sakura is introduced as a character by glomping Syaoran.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Mana does this to the pharaoh after jumping out of a vase.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Anna gives one to Yuma after their tag duel against Umimi and Tobio, causing both to fall down a flight of stairs.
  • Mikage once did a running glomp to Teito in 07-Ghost complete with sparkles.

    Comic Books 
  • In All Fall Down, Grace tackles Sophie with one of these after seeing her for the first time in months.
  • One issue of the tie-in to Batman: The Brave and the Bold has Stephanie Brown do this to Batman after he recovers from a near-case of dead. Making it funnier, Batman has no idea who she is (time-travel's involved), or why she's hugging him.
  • In speaking of Supergirl in the story arc Bizarrogirl, Kara's Bizarro counterpart performs a flying tackle when she sees Bizarro.
  • In Calvin and Hobbes, it's a Running Gag that Hobbes (in Calvin's eyes, a six-foot tiger) always pounces on Calvin the moment he sets foot through the door after school. Mostly used for comedy, but one strip shows Calvin silently suffering through a terrible day, only for his mood to pick up when Hobbes pounces and very gleefully glomps him.
  • In the Titan comic book adaptation of Doctor Who, Clara Oswald delivers an epic one on the Twelfth Doctor (with both her feet off the ground, yet!) at the end of the storyline "Clara Oswald and the School of Death".
  • Empowered does this twice with Ninjette. Complete with sound effect.
  • This is done by Nightwing to Batman in one JLA issue where the League returned to present after saving Atlantis.
  • Lula und Yankee: Lula does the flying tackle version on her BF Yankee]] when he invites her for a trip to Paris.
  • Scott Pilgrim: Knives does this to Scott in Book 2 shortly before Scott dumps her.
    Knives: Attack hug!
  • Starfire will tend to do this to Dick Grayson (as he's her frequent Love Interest) and other Titans.
  • X-23, of all people, does one in All-New Wolverine #12, particularly noteworthy because of her history of Hates Being Touched. After believing Old Man Logan accidentally killed her younger clone/sister, Gabby, at the end of #11 while in a feral rage, she's about ready to abandon her recent swearing off of killing to put him down. Just as she's about to strike the fatal blow, Gabby appears and stops her. Laura is so overjoyed to see her she pulls her into a bear hug so fierce she actually lifts her off the ground.

    Fan Works 
  • Anything For Family: Mana, Rikka, and Alice all glomp Makoto when she comes home from her mission.
  • In The Beast Of Gusu, Jiang Cheng’s greeting towards Wei Wuxian after the latter was missing for three months was to tackle him and ask where he’s been.
  • A Crown of Stars:
    • In Chapter 22 Misato glomps Shinji as soon as she saw him and Asuka. According to the narration: "Shinji found himself tackled hard from behind by someone who began trying to squeeze the life out of him."
    • In Chapter 26 Hikari glomps Asuka so hard that she's thrown both out of the chair and on the ground.
      "Drink orders, not very much, but the people bringing the drinks will probably be happier to hear that Shinji would fight this time. Might save some trouble anyway, if you don't have a drink in your hand when she tackles you," Daniel said absently, reaching down for his coconut. "Four, three, two..."
      This did not clear up Asuka's confusion. "What are you tal—" The tackle took her right out of the chair and into the sand beside her.
      "ASUKA!OHMIGODYOU'REALIVEYOU'REALIVEI'MSOGLADTOSEEYOU!" The blue and brunette blur that had struck her finally resolved itself into an extremely excited Hikari Horaki.
    • Used by Asuka on Shinji in Chapter 46. She tackled him onto the bunk behind him.
      Shinji had just enough time to turn around before he was nearly tackled onto the bunk by a flying Eva Pilot. Asuka wrapped her arms around him and clung fiercely tight.
  • Let's just say in Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità, just like in Hetalia: Axis Powers canon, Italy can't help but glomp people.
  • In Ghosts of the Past, a sequel to Child of the Storm, Carol does this to Harry after a bit of UST heavy amateur telepathic therapy. The result is a Sleep Cute adorable enough to give you cavities, but nothing more.
  • In Doing It Right This Time, after running into one another and discovering they're both time travellers...
    Simultaneous mutual glomping is a hazardous activity even for professional anime characters on a closed screen, but somehow Asuka and Hikari managed not to hurt themselves.
  • Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past: Harry gets one from Ginny that turns into a group hug after he tells his friends about how he killed himself to come back from the future and save them.
  • HERZ: In Chapter 3, Kurumi glomps Shinji, much to his chagrin (since Kurumi cannot get in her head he is married... and his wife is temperamental and very jealous).
  • Last Child of Krypton: Performed by Asuka on Shinji in Chapter 12 after their First Kiss. Her flying tackle was so powerful that she sent both to the ground. The feat is even more impressive when you keep in mind she should not be capable to move him (because in this story he has Superman's powers).
  • Last One Standing features a particularly memorable instance of this trope. Just after Twilight Sparkle dies, she suddenly wakes up to being mob hugged by her friends.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: Hinata has this habit of giving big hugs to Naruto. Sometimes, it's to express how relieved she is to see him being safe and sound. Other times, it's to express how happy he makes her.
  • Haruhi and Tsuruya glomp the already-hugging Nagato and Mikuru in Kyon: Big Damn Hero, whilst Kyon is in a hospital recovering from being shot.
  • Starfire's reaction during JLA Watchtower's Olympics plot when she sees that Nightwing had returned to life. Considering she had spent most of the time before that in an Unstoppable Rage, it also lampshades that her moods can change rapidly and without a lot of warning.
  • Mirai Nikki Abridged:
    Yuno: It's too much. I can't take it anymore! I MUST GLOMP YUKI!
  • Done quite nicely in Vinyl and Octavia Machete Their Way Through The Jungle.
    "You finally called me Octavia!" Octavia squealed, leaping at Vinyl in some sort of hug attack.
  • The Infinite Loops:
    • Cheerilee is somewhat depressed after several loops. After explaining why to three of her fellow Loopers, they give her one of these to help cheer her up.
    • Musa does one to Darcy when the latter starts Looping. Darcy, having just started Looping, sees it as an invasion of her personal space, but doesn't mind too much.
  • Remembrance of the Fallen has a positively-played example where Sobaru does this to Tia when she learns about Tia's brother Tiida's death and how Tia is now all alone. The feeling is reciprocated and Tia starts crying into Sobaru's chest.
  • Intercom has Joy greet Riley this way when she first enters headquarters.
  • In Mabel in Butterhurst, Naomi does this upon meeting Mabel.
  • Quizzical:
    • Thweet Geniuth — The Hard Part:
      "Quiz, you do know that you are about to get glomped but good, right?"
      Quiz nodded. "I accept that you cannot resist, Sweetie Belle. Thank you for allowing me a moment to brace myself."
    • Thweet Geniuth — Take The Last Train To Manehattan:
      "Thank you, Applejack, thank you, thankyouthankyouthankyou..." Apple Bloom hit her sister with a full-on flying hug that sent Applejack's hat spinning into the air.
  • Ha-chan does this to Brad several times in FREAKIN GENSOKYO.
  • Katy, a little girl whom teen Cyclops befriends in X-Men: The Early Years, is prone to pounce-and-cuddle.
    Before Jade could hand her a pass, an orange streak came out of nowhere and leaped in Scott's direction. The streak hit Scott with enough force that he staggered back a few steps and it seemed suddenly, almost out of nowhere, there was an eight-year-old girl in Scott's arms, wrapped all around him.
  • Doubling as Mundane Utility and Chekhov's Skill in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines. When Ash recaptures his Muk in the Gringy City Power Plant, he takes along his thirty-two Grimer friends, who are just as affectionate and hug-happy as their boss. They come in handy to scare off would-be poachers during the group's shopping spree in Chapter 31, and later during Chapter 34, they use it to smother a group Wobbuffet to avoid getting Countered.
  • Together: A common reaction to seeing that Laurel is Back from the Dead. Special mention has to go to Thea, who throws herself at Laurel and then "seemed incapable of letting go of her"; and later runs across the room to hug her again, forcing Felicity to step aside lest she be run over. Sara is also said to launch herself at Laurel.
  • A Diplomatic Visit:
    • In Chapter 2 of the second sequel, Diplomacy Through Schooling, Tempest Shadow delivers one to Discord after he restores her horn.
    • In Chapter 7 of the same story, Twilight lays an epic one on Celestia after the latter admits that she sees Twilight as a daughter and that Twilight Velvet (Twilight's birth mother) is perfectly fine with this.
  • Genki Girl Fu is fond of doing this in Son of the Sannin, especially to her Love Interest Shino.
  • Comes and Goes (in Waves): Klaus makes it his personal mission to hug his brother Five at least once a day. Five objects to this plan, so Klaus often treats it as an ambush operation. Then again, they both know Five could easily teleport away from the hugs, but he never does...
  • The Bolt Chronicles: In “The Ship,” Bolt gives Mittens a flying-tackle hug to enthusiastically express that he returns her love for him.
  • One Girl with Ten Brothers: When Linka accepts Luke’s bisexuality and romantic relationship with his boyfriend Sam, he scoops up Linka into a big hug, complete with a brotherly kiss on her forehead, to thank her for her support.
  • Things I Am Not Allowed to Do at the PPC: It's against the rules for agents to tackle-hug anyone who qualifies as a "ridiculously hot elf".
  • This And That: After she willingly offers it, Powder leaps into Angela's arms and hugs the living life out of her as thanks for gifting her own room for tinkering, her passion in life.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Anastasia the title character does this to Dimitri when he revives from his Disney Death near the end. His injuries make it very painful.
  • Kida does this to Milo at the end of Atlantis: The Lost Empire right after she is transformed back from her crystalline form.
  • Esmeralda does to Quasimodo at the end of The Hunchback of Notre Dame just right after Frollo falls to his doom, and Quasimodo is rescued by Phoebus.
  • Sid from Ice Age does this a lot, much to his pal Diego's displeasure.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2:
    • Po and Tigress get into a fight which ends with Tigress glomping Po in the form of a Cooldown Hug to show how much she cares about him. Po later glomps Tigress at the end of the film; the look on her face is priceless. In both situations, the rest of the Furious Five can only stare in disbelief. Crane gets a Beak Drop.
    • Then Po tries to Bear Hug Master Shifu, only to find he's Flash Stepped away. On his return, Po's dad tries to glomp him, but Po's a bit too big and Mr. Ping just bounces off.
  • Part of a funny moment at the beginning of Pocahontas where a wife glomps her returning husband, the force of which knocks him into the river.
  • Mikey does this to Leo in TMNT when he finally returns home.
  • Jessie from Toy Story 2 loves this trope. She glomps Woody upon first meeting him — one of many things that causes Woody to become "officially freaked out" in that scene. Jessie glomps Woody again at the end of the movie after she and Woody have successfully escaped from the plane and landed safely behind Buzz on Bulleye's back. In Toy Story 3, Jessie glomps Buzz after he rescues her in the trash compactor, gets crushed under a falling TV, and, just when everyone thinks he's dead, turns out to be not only alive but restored to his normal self.
  • Treasure Planet: "I just wanna hug ya and squeeze ya and hold ya close to me...!"
  • In Encanto, Bruno gets glomped by his sisters to the point of them lifting him off the ground when he returns home after hiding in the walls for ten years.
  • In Turning Red, Abby glomps Mei when she agrees to turn into her panda form in the bathroom.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • One of the most heartwarming scenes in Across the Universe (2007) is towards the end, when Jude returns to the US legally. Max meets him at the airport and they share a massive man-hug.
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood ends with the Merry Men glomping Robin and Marian; good thing Robin can Offscreen Teleport.
  • Mary lands one of these on Steve in All About Steve at the hospital, nearly bowling him over.
  • At the end of Armageddon (1998), a stripper that Rockhound mentioned dropping a hundred grand on (which he is afraid he will be unable to pay back) by the name of Molly Mounds greets Rockhound on the tarmac after the survivors get home and hugs him so enthusiastically that they are both knocked to the ground.
  • At the opening to Die Hard, John McClane watches as a young lady in the airport runs over to a man who is ostensibly her boyfriend, jumps up, wraps herself around him, and kisses him passionately.
  • Die Reise nach Tilsit: Elske leaves the ground and leaps into her husband's arms when he comes home because she's that darn happy to see him.
  • In both adaptations of Lolita when Dolores Haze departs for summer camp she suddenly rushes upstairs and hugs Humbert; in the 1997 version, she actually wraps her legs around him and kisses him.
  • Scott Pilgrim: As in the comic, Knives on Scott.
  • Space Jam: Michael Jordan has refreshed his basketball skills in Schlesinger's Gym when the clownish Stan Podolak appears, declaring, "Michael! You're all right!" In fairness, the last time Stan had seen Jordan, Michael had disappeared down a golf hole, and been missing for half a day. Stan waddles up to Michael and gives him such a hug that Michael is momentarily taken off his feet. "Don't hug me, Stan," he states flatly. Upon learning that Michael is helping the Looney Tunes win a basketball game, Stan becomes the Team Wannabe.
  • While most warriors of the Star Wars universe would be fine with a handshake as a sign of friendship, the Gentle Giant Chewbacca settles for no less than a big hug for anyone that he loves; this trait makes him no less manly for it all.
    • The EU makes this into something of a Wookie ritual for old friends who have not seen each other in a long while or since before dangerous events.
  • White Blessing: Davaa gets a running start and leaps up into her coach's arms after winning bronze at the judo world championships in 2015.

  • Captain Kirk gets glomped by Prrgh, an acquaintance of his, in one of the Captain's Table novellas. Since she's a Cat Girl Space Babe, he doesn't mind.
  • In Dragon Bones, Ciarra greets her brother Ward this way. As he's a Gentle Giant, he doesn't lose his balance at all but picks her up to carry her around.
  • Harry Potter:
    • A flying broomstick-mounted tackle hug is a common reaction to winning Quidditch games.
    • Neville gets glomped by every Gryffindor who can reach him when his house points win them the cup at the end of the first book.
    • And in Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius glomps Remus Lupin.
    • When Harry defeats Voldemort (or more accurately, provokes Voldemort into defeating himself) he gets glomped by pretty much everyone.
    • In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry clinches their first Quidditch Cup win in seven years, practically the entire Gryffindor house attempts this all at once the very moment Harry returns to the ground.
    • Hermione does this to Harry a couple of times, usually when they meet for the first time at the beginning of a given book.
  • Mirror Project: Lynn and Bill's daughter Chelsea catches a glimpse of the roboticized Lynn wandering the campus, runs over, and tackle-hugs her. Lynn, who has none of her flesh-and-blood self's maternal feelings, finds the sensation repulsive.
  • Reign of the Seven Spellblades: Oliver is on the receiving end in volume 4 after Nanao gets drunk off a restaurant drink that turned out to be a lot stronger than expected. Unfortunately, Oliver is still having symptoms from a prior antagonist's Sex Magic, and the close contact with his Love Interest sends him running for the bathroom to cool off.
  • Shadow of the Conqueror: Almost immediately after being rescued, Sharra dives straight into Daylen's arms and hugs him, ignoring his protests.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Altered Carbon. When Lt. Kirstin Ortega finds that Takeshi Kovacs is still alive, she tracks him down and hugs him on sight. This makes it even more of a tearjerker when Kovacs has to cold-shoulder her by pretending to think she's only glad his body (which belonged to Ortega's boyfriend) is still intact.
  • Phil Keoghan, the host of the American version of The Amazing Race has been on the receiving end of a couple of these from female contestants. In Season 21, a woman jumped into his arms covered in fish juice to mess with him after winning a leg. In Season 25, one of the winners didn't even stop at the finish line when they won, she ran straight into his arms.
  • Arrow
    • Used in the pilot to show the close relationship between Oliver Queen and his kid sister Thea.
      Thea: I knew it; I knew you were alive! (runs down the stairs and throws her arms around her brother) I missed you so much...
      Oliver: You were with me the whole time.
    • And in their final goodbye in Season 8.
      Oliver: Same time?
      Thea: Mm-mm... (both let go)
    • In "Time of Death", Sin glomps Sara Lance to everyone's confusion, as they don't know Sin already knows her as the Canary. Sin quickly makes up a story about how she always does that when people come Back from the Dead due to having a zombie fetish, then rolls her eyes.
  • The Book of Boba Fett. When Grogu is reunited with Din Djarin, he does what appears to be a Force Glomp to leap up to Din's much greater height and hug him. The fact that this happens on a speeding robo-rickshaw being chased by a droid Spider Tank shows a lot about how glad the little guy is to see The Mandalorian.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Buffy glomps Willow in "Choices" after learning that Willow has decided to enroll at UC Sunnydale with Buffy, as opposed to Harvard, Yale, Oxford, or any of the other top colleges she got into. It's definitely appreciated.
    • Buffy and Xander both glomp Willow in "Doppelgangland" when they realize she wasn't a vampire after all (following an earlier encounter with Willow's AU vampire counterpart). After they let her go, Giles glomps on her, prompting Willow's reaction:
      Willow: It's really great that you missed me. Say, you didn't all just do a bunch of drugs, did you?
    • In "Bad Girls" Buffy and Faith get revved up killing vampires and dancing together at the Bronze. On seeing Angel, Buffy rushes up and leaps into his arms, wrapping her legs around him. As they Can't Have Sex, Ever, Angel isn't as pleased as he should be and makes a point of putting some personal space between them.
  • Chernobyl. A woman is warned not to touch a radiation victim, but this trope happens instead when the distraught man hugs her and she is unwilling to refuse this comfort.
  • Doctor Who
    • The show paints Vincent van Gogh in "Vincent And The Doctor" as extremely prone to mood swings. If he likes you, though, chances are very good he'll do this, for example when the Doc takes him to visit a Parisian Gallery where an art critic describes him as "the greatest artist of all time."
    • And then in "Utopia", Jack glomps the TARDIS, but that's because he's desperately trying to hitch a lift.
    • In "The Big Bang", Amy glomps Rory when they are reunited in the museum. She also gives him a "Shut Up" Kiss.
    • Clara glomps the Doctor at the end of "Listen", despite Twelve's open protests. "No, no, not the hugging! I'm against the hugging, please..."
    • Subverted in "World Enough And Time". Bill is trapped in a hospital after being implanted with a bulky artificial heart unit. Her only friend is the hospital handyman Mr. Razor, whom she glomps when he finally agrees to help her escape.
      Razor: When you hug me, it hurts my heart.
      Bill: Ah, sweet.
      Razor: No. Your chest unit. It digs right in.
  • In Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, Misao hugs Yamato so hard he knocks him off his feet.
  • JB does this to Kuru in The Elephant Princess, knocking him down to the ground, and destroying a party table.
  • Raymond tries to help Debra through that time of the month, and she suggests (aggressively) that he try a hug. After she simmers down, Ray brings it up again, and Debra loses her cool again. He tries to console her with a (rather aggressive) hug. It doesn't work.
  • Chiana did this to John in an episode of Farscape; for effect, the camera tilted as she did so. She's more than a little insane at that point in the series.
  • Friends: Monica glomps Chandler after he asks to move in together. As in she literally catapults off the couch and into his arms, (thankfully he responds with equal enthusiasm and catches her).
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Done by Arya to Jon in the second episode after he gives her a sword he had made for her before their family is separated. This is done to demonstrate that of all the Stark siblings, she has the closest relationship with Jon, despite sharing only a brief few seconds onscreen together in the previous episode, a plot point that the show was unable to go into for reasons of television and time limitations. She does it again in Season 8 when they meet after years of separation and Arya is all grown up.
    • Fast-forward to Season 6 when Sansa arrives at Castle Black, she glomps Jon as well, which is indeed a very heartwarming moment after the hell that both siblings have been through. It’s also worth noting that the two never interacted onscreen together up until this point in the show, and their interactions are only seen in past memories the two have of each other and their family in the books — though they and their family were separated very early on in both the television series and the books.
  • In Glee, when Blaine transfers to McKinley, he gets glomped by Kurt for his trouble. Of course, since they're madly in love it's definitely the second, bowled-over-with-affection kind of glomp.
  • An episode of the 1989 Indian medical show Lifeline has a particularly dark example. The Patient of the Week consists of a couple with serious third-degree burns. The guy was a greedy prick who only married his wife for the dowry money, and was contemplating divorcing her to marry a different woman just so he could extract a larger dowry payment. His wife refuses to grant him the divorce, so he sneaks up behind her, douses her with perfume, then sets her ablaze with a lit match. Instead of panicking and screaming in terror and pain, the wife immediately glomps him. As a result, he suffers more serious burns than she does and dies while she survives.
  • After watching everyone take Sawyer and Kate's return in Lost Season 3 in such a casual way, Hurley's high-velocity glomp to Sawyer ("DUDE! YOU'RE ALIVE!!!") is more than a little sweet.
  • Lucifer: Ella Lopez, the forensic girl at the precinct, likes to greet people by hugging them, especially if they're people she's never met before and they're thus not expecting the sudden intimacy. This includes people like Lucifer and Maze.
  • In Merlin, Arthur proposes to Gwen, and Gwen's response is The Glomp. Arthur is just confused and has to ask for clarification of her answer.
  • Abby in NCIS. She glomps everyone. A Running Gag is that she even does this when the glompee is injured.
  • In the Japanese drama Nobuta Wo Produce, Akira loves to unexpectedly hug Shuji. Cue the Ho Yay.
  • On The Office (US), Michael glomps Jim after learning that Jim and Pam are engaged.
  • The Punisher (2017). In "Two Dead Men", Frank Castle makes contact with Karen Page for information, the first time they've met since the events of Daredevil (2015) Season 2. It's implied Karen is still in mourning for Matt Murdock (who supposedly died during the events of The Defenders (2017)), so as Frank is leaving she spontaneously hugs him.
  • Psychopath Diary: Dong-sik glomps In-woo to distract him while he switches their drinks.
  • JD occasionally attempts this tactic when trying to get a hug out of Dr. Cox. Dr. Cox does not appreciate it.
  • In Smallville:
    • Chloe does this to Clark a lot of times. In "Zod", she does this to Clark when he returns from the Phantom Zone and defeats Zod. She does it again in "Persona" after making sure he is the real Clark, not Bizarro. Clark does it on a rare occasion in "Labyrinth" when he thought she just died in his arms, but turned out All Just a Dream.
    • Lois glomps Clark (complete with a running start) at the end of "Isis", when he tells her that he's the Blur. It is funny in how it is violent enough to knock him to the floor.
  • Sonny did this to the Alpha Bitch on the first episode of Sonny with a Chance, after which she informed her disbelieving target "Yeah, I'm a hugger."
  • In Stargate SG-1, Vala likes doing this, usually after moments of extreme tension being resolved. One instance in "Line In The Sand", has Vala teleported to the presumably destroyed village that she was trying to protect. The village was revealed to be "out of phase" and unharmed, she responds by running up to and jumping on Teal'c, complete with wrapping her legs around him.
  • In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The City on the Edge of Forever," Bones gets one of these from Kirk near the end when the latter and Spock are overjoyed to finally find him, but the happy celebrations are cut short because Edith Keeler is hit by a car seconds later.
  • In Supernatural, Cupids like to give people big naked hugs.
    Dean: Is this a fight? Are we in a fight?
    Castiel: It's... their handshake.
    Dean: Well, I don't like it!
    Castiel: Nobody likes it.
  • Vincenzo: Team Leader Ahn's Ambiguously Gay affection for Vincenzo reaches its peak in episode 11. Ahn pulls strings to get Vincenzo released from custody, offers his help in Vincenzo's campaign against Babel, and in return asks for...a hug. Vincenzo offers a handshake but instead, Ahn leaps into his arms, his legs wrapped around Vincenzo's waist while a stunned Vincenzo is left grabbing onto Ahn's butt.
  • In Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Alex glomps Max at the end after she wishes her brothers back into existence.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Even MsChif, with her limited understanding of "personal space", has had a LuFisto aversion since SHIMMER Volume 26 when she was glomped while preparing for the then-upcoming event.
  • In a bit of foreshadowing, after Kimberly's SHINE losing streak came to an end, she glomped Daffney. Kimberly's Heel–Face Turn would be completed when she came to the aid of Daffney's All-Star Squad seven shows later in an effort to join the group and have friends. Speaking of the squad, glomps are common in Solo Darling matches, as she has goodwill towards most of her opponents.
  • Bayley, star-struck to be in even a developmental farm league of WWE, eventually decided she wanted to hug everyone she met. Often without warning, she's just that happy to meet you, you see. It's become such a part of her character that she now uses a glomp as her Finishing Move, dubbed "Bayley-to-Belly".

  • In Jasper in Deadland, Agnes immediately does this to Jasper once her memories return and she realizes the lengths that Jasper went to in order to save her from the Underworld.

    Video Games 
  • Billy vs. SNAKEMAN has this as a minigame during Billycon. If you wear cosplay, you may attract the Squee (a small horde of fans), and must then evade them by seeking out hiding places. If you succeed you get a Trophy, but fail and you get Glomped, which adds penalties to the rest of your con-going due to having several squealing fans stuck to you and slowing you down. (However, you also get some nice bonuses for the next day if/when you go to sleep later...)
  • In the Disgaea drama CD, Flonne practices to a recital, but when it is time no one shows up. She is driven to tears but sings her heart out even without an audience. When she is done someone starts to clap, turns out Laharl and Etna came after all. This touches her so greatly, that she starts to cry Tears of Joy and glomp Laharl as hard as she can.
  • Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy VIII: Rinoa does this to Squall when he is sent to wake her up on the Timber Forest Owls train.
    • Final Fantasy IX: Garnet/Dagger glomps Zidane in the final scene of the game, when she learns that he's still alive.
    • Final Fantasy X: This is what Yuna seems to be going for in the ending (towards Tidus, who reciprocates her feelings), but she just crashes straight through him and lands hard. The sequel has a much happier result. If you got the Good Ending.
  • In the 3DS remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, Celica greets Alm with one upon being reunited with him after seven years.
  • First Encounter Assault Recon's Alma manages to turn glomping into Nightmare Fuel in Project Origin. Whatever happens, do not let her. Project Origin practically runs on the glomping into Nightmare Fuel conversion. Every time she shows up, you have to fight her off. So much glompage ensues. Hilarity does not, however.
  • This is a recurring gag in the Kingdom Hearts series, with Sora normally doing the glomping, mostly towards his close friends. He's also been glomped himself in Kingdom Hearts II, first by Simba (well... a lion version of a glomp; upon reuniting), then by Tron (after defeating the Master Control Program), then by Kairi (after reuniting with her in The World That Never Was), then finally by Donald and Goofy (upon returning home).
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II: Genki Girl Millium Orion is great fan of this maneuver, with Claire, Rean, and Jusis often at the receiving end.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: The "GORON HUG!" scene has the Gorons try to do this en masse to Link, who responds to this like any rational person would — by screaming and fleeing in terror.
  • In Luigi's Mansion 3, upon reuniting after being separated for the majority of the game, Luigi and Mario give each other a gigantic hug. Aside from fanart, this is the first time viewers see the brothers hug.
  • Gandrayda features an atomic glomp — literally — in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. When you fight her on the Pirate Homeworld, one of Gandrayda's attacks involves her glomping you and irradiating the hell out of you.
  • Neptunia has Neptune glomping Noire. Now, watch the last third of this video.
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King: After she gets rescued from the Handaconda, Olivia glomps Mario so hard that he gets pinned against a door due to her relief at getting rescued, thankfulness toward Mario, and embarrassment over her inability to help him more.
  • The final boss in Parasite Eve does this when it crawls after you just pumped its body with bullets laced with Aya's DNA. The glomp here equals Touch of Death.
  • Goodra's Pokémon X and Y Pokédex entry states that it likes to hug its trainer, leaving them covered in slime.
  • In Purgatory 2, Emma does this to Ebel after he rescues her from being All Webbed Up.
  • If you make Leon of Rune Factory 4 jealous, he'll glomp Frey and tell her they don't spend enough time together, so he's not going to let her go for a while. His polygon model even animates for the glomp, though the 2D sprite that talks doesn't.
    • Amber frequently glomps onto Lest as well. The game itself even refers to it as a glomp.
  • In the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic gets glomped by Amy. Or at least he would be if Amy wasn't color blind. She can't seem to tell the difference between blue Sonic, black-and-red Shadow, and white-colored Silver. She successfully glomps him in Sonic Unleashed... while he's in Werehog form. The one time she actually gets him, she thinks she has the wrong guy almost immediately afterward.
  • Fox ends up on the receiving end of one by Tricky in Star Fox: Assault. Unfortunately for him, Tricky has grown quite a bit since the last time they met.
    Fox: Tricky! So heavy! Ouch!
  • Hilariously, Kirby gets a good glomp in the 'Subspace Emissary' campaign of Super Smash Bros. Brawl thanks to King Dedede spearing him from behind, affectionately patting him on the head, then dragging him off towards the Great Maze. Kirby looks utterly confused the entire time, even as he leaves a tiny skidmark from Dedede hauling him off.
  • Tales of Symphonia has just one. Zelos glomps Lloyd during a scene at Altessa's house, while trying to force Lloyd to eat. It could be a disingenuous glomp, though. Zelos has drugged the food.
    Zelos: [glomp] Cause we're best friends, right? I'm worried about you. You've got to be tired.
  • The reunion between Lars and Alisa in Tekken 7's Story Mode has Alisa immediately tackling Lars the moment he addresses her, almost tearfully expressing how long she waited to see him again. Given what happened to her in the previous game, it's hard not to blame her. Meanwhile, Lee, the party responsible for bringing them back together, gives an approving round of applause.
    Lee: Excellent! How moving!
  • Touhou Project: Flandre does this to Marisa in Aozora-Market's Christmas Present, complete with audible CRACK!
  • In Zone of the Enders: Fist of Mars, The female lead character, Myona Alderan, achieves a most excessive glomp (even by glomp standards) by glomping the male lead, Cage Midwell, from a distance of over 30 meters, from one 'mech to another, in the middle of a battle being held high above the ground!

    Visual Novels 
  • In Disgaea Infinite, You can mind-control Laharl into glomping Jennifer. She makes a remark about him going through puberty after he regains control over himself and freaks out.
  • In The Eden of Grisaia Millie runs straight for Yuuji to give a tackling hug but instead ends up meeting his fist, which he put directly in front of her face. She's overjoyed, though. All's well that ends well?

    Web Comics 

    Web Original 
  • Natalie Tran of Community Channel describes her first experience with glomping here.
  • Alice, the Anti-Cliché and Mary-Sue Elimination Society's resident Glomper, takes the glomp from a show of affection to an art form. She once glomped Cthulhu.
  • In the 2012 Valentine's Day Google Doodle, this is how the boy knows the girl likes him.
  • The Nostalgia Chick, mourning the death of Dark!Nella, is surprised to find the non-cloneNella comes running out of the ocean and delivers a sopping wet Glomp.
  • RWBY:
    • In Volume 3, this is how Penny greets Ruby. Because Penny is a Robot Girl, the tackles knock both Ruby to the ground and the wind from her lungs. She does it again in Volume 7, this time rocket-powered.
    • Ruby also greets her Uncle Qrow in this fashion, although due to the size difference she just casually ends up on his arm, the only pain occurring when he accidentally drops her.
    • When Weiss realizes that Yang is in the bandit camp, she decides to escape from her cage by openly using her Semblance to summon her Knight clone. When she reaches Yang's side, they are initially prepared to fight the bandits back-to-back until Raven calls them off and decides the girls' need to hear a few home truths in private. Just before they follow Raven into her tent, Weiss tackles Yang in a fierce hug, emphatically declaring how much she has missed her. Initially startled, Yang hugs her back and tells Weiss that she's missed her, too.
    • In Volume 6, the plot forces the heroes apart; Team JNPR continues onto the city of Argus, while everyone else gets stranded in the wilderness. Once they reunite, Nora's first reaction is to scream "CUTE BOY OZ!" and tackle poor Oscar to the ground.
  • In There she is!!, Doki does this to Nabi constantly.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers episode "Trouble at Texton", Shane was caught in a particle accelerator and made a Heroic Sacrifice to protect his teammates. When he comes Back from the Dead courtesy of an extra-dimensional entity, Niko's reaction is to almost tackle him.
  • Done in Alpha and Omega by Lilly, when she finds out that Garth's Father has just relented to allowing an Alpha and Omega to wed.
  • Arcane:
  • In "The Base Violence Necessary for Change", believing Vi has abandoned her, Powder straight up tackles Silco off his feet with the force of her desperate hug.
  • In "The Boy Savior", Vi is captured by Ekko after he's grown up and become the leader of the Firelights. Their initial terse discussion becomes heartwarming when she suddenly hugs him, to Ekko's shock as Vi was supposed to be chained up at the time.
  • In As Told by Ginger when Courtney sees Ginger and her friends hugging she asks Miranda why they never do it. Miranda glomps her for a moment before deciding "there, there, that's quite enough of that"
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • Zuko gets a Luminescent Blush when Toph does this to him in the Grand Finale. You'd think he'd be used to getting that from girls by now...
    • Ty Lee makes a habit of this, and of course Mai is her most common target.
  • In the episode "Curse of the Kobra (Part II)" of Batman Beyond, Terry rescues his best friend Max from the Cobra cult and she's so glad to see him that she gives him a very cute glomp... which is ruined seconds later as he breaks free because he had four cracked ribs from trying to save her the first time.
  • Kiina glomps Berix in BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn.
  • Zeg of Blaze and the Monster Machines has a tendency to hug Blaze so hard that he struggles to breathe.
  • In the live-action segments of Caillou, Rexy is very fond of giving these to the other characters of the segment, Teddy and Gilbert.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers: In the episode "Beast of the Temple", Wheeler disappears after luring the titular beast away from Linka. When Gi brings him back safely, Linka throws herself at him.
  • Chip in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers is a frequent recipient of these, almost always from Dale. A notable occurrence was when Chip is believed to have been killed after a gypsy's prediction begins coming true, only to appear unharmed after narrowly avoiding the falling trunk containing the other imprisoned Rangers that was meant to kill him. Unfortunately, Dale's overjoyed glomp after seeing him alive and well interrupted a much more welcome hug from Gadget...
  • Near the end of the Danny Phantom finale, Danny gets triple glomped by Sam, Jazz, and Tucker respectively. He collapses.
  • Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy has Edd and Eddy in a tight hug practically every episode. ("HUG ME!")
  • Bloo does this to Mac in the opening of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
  • Kim Possible :
    • Kim glomps Ron when he saves the day at the end of the episode "The Fearless Ferret".
    • Under the influence of a Moodulator chip in "Emotion Sickness", Shego dragged Drakken into a photo booth. The resulting Photo-Booth Montage ends with a picture of her pouncing on him.
  • In Justice League, of all places. In the final episode of the three-part "The Savage Time" when half of the Leaguers come back from time travel, Superman finds that Batman is in fact alive and well and glomps him. This causes an awkward pause of Batman staring at him from inches away and very dryly asking: "Am I missing something here?"
  • Kaeloo: Kaeloo does this to Mr. Cat in one episode after the latter asked if he could team up with her for a game.
  • Pepé Le Pew frequently does this in Looney Tunes shorts, particularly to cats who have accidentally acquired a white paint stripe down their backs.
  • Making Fiends has Mr. Huggles, the fiend Vendetta allowed Charlotte to create after a magazine test declared her eviler than Vendetta. Its raison d'etre is to charge at people and grab them in a big, fuzzy hug while declaring, "I love you!"
  • In Motorcity, Texas does this to Julie at the end of "Off the Rack."
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Fluttershy glomps Pinkie Pie in the episode "Over a Barrel" when she returns from the Buffalo Camp.
    • Pinkie Pie glomps Twilight in 'Too Many Pinkie Pies'. "Hugs are funrific, especially when you wrap one around a friend!"
    • Spike also glomps Fluttershy in "Feeling Pinkie Keen" when he finds out she hasn't exploded twice.
    • Ms. Cheerilee does this to Big Mac in "Hearts And Hooves Day" when she rushes out of the dressing room after wearing a wedding veil, as the latter waits in the pit. Fortunately, the love poison spell inflicted on them is broken by the time she jumps in.
    • Discord glomps Fluttershy when they're reunited at the end of "To Where and Back Again."
  • Ready Jet Go!:
  • Bob from ReBoot is frequently glomped by Enzo. In fairness, it's more flying tackle and less hug and Bob is usually pinned. It is meant as a sign of affection, however.
    • Marvelously parodied in season three. By this time Enzo has grown up into a huge muscle-bound man and is attacked in this way by another child. At first, you think he is about to receive a taste of his own medicine, only for the boy to bounce harmlessly off of his enormous chest.
    • Later in the same season. After realizing his search is over and he's finally found Bob, he rushes forward as if to tackle him like old times. Bob very quickly stops him, saying, "I think you're a little too big for that."
    • The end of Season 3 after the big reboot where kid Enzo reappears and glomps Bob before asking "Who's the big ugly green guy?" about adult Enzo. He later warms up to Matrix and starts idolizing him, though, even attempting to glomp him at some point, only to bounce off his chest just like the previously mentioned boy.
    • Enzo getting glomped by AndrAIa earlier in the season. Not that he seemed to mind.
  • In an episode of Rugrats where Angelica is supposedly moving away she confesses to the babies that they're her best friends. When they find out she's not moving, they all Glomp her while she furiously tries to deny that she was telling the truth.
  • In "Ransom Of Scooby Chief", the season finale of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Scrappy gives one to Scooby after they've been reunited.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: In the original, Scorpia was a slaver who was constantly at odds with Catra. In the reboot, she is... not.
    Scorpia: Just so you know, I'm a hugger.
    Catra: Wha— [gets scooped up in a giant hug]
  • The Simpsons:
    • Happens at the beginning of "Flaming Moe's" in one scene in which Bart gets glomped and kissed by Susan, one of Lisa's friends, in a 'Truth or Dare' game.
    • "Marge in Chains": In one of the conjugal visit trailers, Marge aggressively glomps Homer for sex, which then turns over the trailer.
      Homer: Honey, I don't know what you're feeling, right now. So I don't want to push anything. We can just hold hands or sit and talk...
      [Marge, overwhelmed with feelings of lust, immediately glomps Homer aggressively]
      Homer: Whoa!
  • Teen Titans:
    • Starfire is fond of glomping, well... everyone.
      Starfire: Oh, hello long-lost friend!! You remember me, yes?
      Terra: Of course, Starfire. I still have bruises from the last time you hugged me.
    • Beast Boy does it to Raven in the Season 4 finale. She tells him to knock it off.
    • Strangely enough, Raven (of all people) does something like this to Beast Boy (of all people) after her heart has been broken by Malchior and Beast Boy comes to console her. However, since this is more a case of being extremely depressed, lonely, and wanting some sort of comfort, rather than being truly happy to see him, it's debatable whether this counts. The jump-on-and-hug-tightly physical actions are played straight.
    • At the end of "The End" arc, Raven glomps Robin.
  • Thunderbirds Are Go. After finally being rescued Jeff Tracey is glomped by his children while floating in zero-gravity.
  • On Tiny Toon Adventures, Elmyra does this to any and all animals, sometimes to the point of hurting them.
    • Pepe's successor, Fifi La Fume when pursuing TT characters such as Furball, Calamity Coyote, and Little Beeper.
  • Sierra from Total Drama does this a lot to Cody.
  • An example appears in W.I.T.C.H., in the episode "T is for Trauma". Eric receives a glomp from Hay Lin after complimenting her new braces. Unlike a lot of other examples on this page, Eric immediately reciprocates, wrapping his arms around Hay Lin as she takes him to the ground.
  • In the fourth episode of the second season of Winx Club, the pixies do this to Aisha after escaping from lord Darkar.
    • Stella usually to Brandon when she is happy.
  • Winnie the Pooh: Tigger's entire shtick is "bouncing" people, usually from off-screen, as his standard form of greeting.

    Real Life 
  • Baby orangutans, gorillas, and several other primates instinctively lock their arms around their mothers and do not let go for anything for the first four to six months of their lives. This makes caring for orphaned primates especially challenging, as they will try to keep a death-grip on their human caregivers 24/7.
  • At the 2014 World Championships, US gymnast Mykayla Skinner hit the best floor routine of her career up to that point in the event finals. Her teammate Simone Biles was very excited about it.
    • Travis Willingham has been known to tell a story where someone tried to glomp him at his first con and he, not understanding what was about to happen, put his shoulder out like a football player trying to get through a tackle (the man is built like a linebacker, to boot). Suffice to say, he doesn't get glomped very often anymore.
  • A fan once did this to Greg Ayres at the top of a flight of stairs while his back was turned, causing both to tumble down the stairs.
  • During an episode of Voiceprint with Trevor Devall and Guests interviewing Scott McNeil, Scott admitted to being afraid of the very word, having once had his back injured in a glomping incident.

Alternative Title(s): Glomp, Tackle Hug


Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki gives Osono's husband one of these after seeing the sign he made for her flying delivery service.

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