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It ain't over for him yet.[1]


Ned: Missy, we need to talk. I've found someone else.

Missy: You're so cute when you say things that you know will get you and whoever you're talking about seriously injured.

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

A Clingy Jealous Girl usually lavishes her attention upon a male schoolmate, but sometimes she can fixate on her older brother. While usually this is a purely filial, protective behavior, it can occasionally verge on Brother-Sister Incest. And the occasional Psycho Lesbian Clingy Jealous Girl has been spotted.

If she's a Yandere, she'll snap and try to Murder the Hypotenuse at least once. Especially If I Can't Have You. If she's a Tsundere instead, her violence towards the male lead will be a Running Gag. If she's a Sugar and Ice Girl she'll be more prone to snide comments and verbal violence than open clinginess. Depending on how possessive she is, their "boyfriend's" friends will also be targeted.

Expect her to be the victim of lots of fan bashing for getting in between The Hero and his True Love, even if she actually loses. If she does manage to start a relationship with her object of affections, it will range anywhere from annoying gushing, All Take and No Give, or even Love Martyrdom.

In Fan Fiction, she is often what the Relationship Sue turns out to be in the end. Also, if a Mary Sue appears and snatches the love interest's attention away, the possible love rivals will become clingy jealous girls to make her look better than she really is.

Contrast her Spear Counterpart, Crazy Jealous Guy, who tends to be Played for Drama or even tragedy more often.

Examples of Clingy Jealous Girl include:

Anime and Manga

Comic Books

  • Knives Chau from the Scott Pilgrim series combines this trope with Yandere
  • Kayleigh from Dork Tower is this in regards to Matt McLimore; just the thought that he might be interested in someone else sends her into a rage.
  • Lana Lang has been occasionally portrayed as this for Clark Kent, to the point of once leaving her panties in the Kents's bed after failing to convince Clark that Lois is a lousy wife.
  • This is essentially the motivation of the Venom Symbiote towards Spider-Man.

Fan Fic

  • Pauline from the Tamers Forever Series, although she still manages to be a sympathetic character and becomes an outright Woobie later on.
  • The Second Try: Asuka was one in the original series (part of her animosity towards Rei was due to her misconception of Shinji liked Rei instead of her). Her jealousy had mellowed down due to she feeling more confident about herself and their relationship with Shinji; however, she was completely hotile towards Kaworu and she warned him she wanted him nowhere near from her husband.
  • Several Phoenix/Maya and Franziska/Edgeworth fics in the Ace Attorney fandom turn Maya and Franziska into hysterical, whining brats over the idea of "their" men even looking at other women. Franziska is especially bad about this in the fic Turnabout Everlasting, throwing a fit when she learns Miles slept with Lana Skye before she and him were even together and spitting bile at the very idea of the two working together.
  • The fic author GoldAngel2 turns her heroines into this trope, especially Trixie Shimura in her Speed Racer fics. This is supposed to be romantic, however, and carries a healthy dose of The Unfair Sex to go with it.
  • In How I Became Yours, we're supposed to think Mai is this for being pissed at her husband sleeping with another woman behind her back. In reality, it's Katara who's this trope as she whines constantly over Zuko not being with her, and once she has him back she murders Mai to make sure the evil "other woman" won't touch her boytoy ever again.
  • The Science Ninja Team Gatchaman fic There's Something About Birdstyle warps Jun the Swan into this, making her spit bile and hatred at Joe Asakura for having her crush Ken Washio's affections.


  • Ellen Harland (Gene Tierney) in Leave Her to Heaven is an extremely pathological version of this.
  • Evelyn Draper from Play Misty for Me combines this with Stalker with a Crush.
  • Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard. As Joe is walking out on her, she comments desperately, "No one leaves a star. That's what makes one a star." Then she shoots him.
  • Esther towards her adoptive father in Orphan.
  • Stacy, Wayne's psycho ex in Wayne's World.

 Stacy: Happy anniversary, Wayne.

Wayne: Stacy, we broke up two months ago.

Stacy: Well, that doesn't mean we can't still go out, does it?

  • Christy from The Social Network. She flipped out on Eduardo for not replying to her text messages that he came back from California and for having his Facebook status as single. And she sets his gift for her on fire in a trash bin and knocks it over his bed. Then she has the audicity to ask if he's going back to California - completed with a pouty face and big puppy eyes.
  • Rachel Witchburn from Sydney White is borderline Stalker with a Crush to her ex-boyfriend Tyler (who she had dumped). Especially the way she shows up in Tyler's room, claiming to have read his emails.


  • Blanche Ingram from Jane Eyre, but she doesn't have any real affection for Rochester - she's just a Rich Bitch Gold Digger. Easily gotten rid of when Rochester lets a rumor reach her saying (falsely) that he's broke.
  • Ron's girlfriend Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: In addition to being insufferably cutesy and granting Ron the entirely unwelcome nickname of "Won-Won", she's hyper-jealous of Hermione (admittedly with good cause, as Ron's only really dating her to make Hermione jealous, anyway).
  • Snork Maiden of The Moomins. Partially inverted in that she's Moomins' actual love interest and hence is justified in becoming really clingy whenever he falls in love with a block of wood (yes, this actually happens).
  • Eponine of Les Misérables is notable for being about as clingy and jealous as you can get while still remaining The Woobie. While she desperately wants Marius to pay attention to her, she lacks the self-confidence and the boldness that would make her fit the trope. Obviously, trying to get him and herself killed on the barricade is taking clinginess to an extreme level, but she had lost all hope at that point.
  • In Charlie Daniels, Teenaged Schmoe, Charlie's girlfriend Lynn acts like this towards him, trying to make him jealous by kissing another girl and then spreading the rumor that he raped her when that doesn't work, and yelling at him because another girl flirted with him (and he tried to brush her off).
  • Caroline Bingley fills this role in Pride and Prejudice; having clear intentions on Mr. Darcy, she is less than impressed by the obvious attention and interest he has in Elizabeth (obvious to her, that is; not to Elizabeth herself) and spends a lot of time attempting to belittle and put-down Elizabeth as much as possible. Darcy, for his part, takes the ignore-her-long-enough-and-maybe-she'll-go-away approach towards Caroline.
  • Angelina in The Stainless Steel Rat. Admittedly she's his wife, but most partners draw the line at threatening their husband-to-be with a .75 calibre recoiless pistol just because he's having second thoughts about their marriage.
    • She was in her third trimester with twins and he was still waffling! But she does display this behavior quite well later in the same book, as well as subsequent ones.
  • Edward and Bella both toward each other in Twilight. Jacob Black developed into something like this as well, later on (at least until Renesmee came along...).
  • Ohara-sensei of Digital Devil Story snaps the neck of her student out of jealousy of the fact her demon master/lover was about to rape the poor girl in front of her.
  • Simone Lecoutier is like this towards best friend Joey Bettany at the beginning of the Chalet School series, getting tearful and resentful if Joey befriends anyone besides her. Given how friendly Joey is, this happens a lot. At one point, Simone chops off her plaits in an attempt to get Joey to pay attention to her after Joey makes a remark about girls with short hair. Joey isn't pleased.
  • Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, to the point of making multiple attempts on Wendy's life, a trait only slightly toned down for other adaptations.
  • In the Disgaea novels every girl in Laharl’s Unwanted Harem acts like this to a certain degree, especially Flonne.
  • Lysa Tully from A Song of Ice and Fire takes this to such an extreme that, when her husband makes entirely unwanted advances on her (barely) teenage niece, she tries to shove her off a castle. And then he shoves her off — as it was his plan. Sorta.

Live Action TV

  • Quoted above, Missy from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, undaunted by the fact that Ned has absolutely no interest in her. Fortunately, Ned finds the perfect solution: a Huge Schoolgirl bodyguard.
  • Jenny towards Shane in the final series of The L Word.
  • ICarly: Carly displays this in the hallway scene of the extended version of iSaved Your Life. When Freddie becomes popular to the Ridgeway students after his accident, one of the girls flirts with him by insistently inviting him to a party. Possibly in her pants. Annoyed, Carly hugs Freddie and initiates a French kiss that forces the girl to leave. After the kiss, Freddie then prompts, "Wow, my kitty's got claws!"
  • Olive Snook from Pushing Daisies began this way, but eventually drifted to a nobler mindset.
    • Ned is prone to this sort of behavior himself, although he's usually more of a doormat about it.
  • Wilson's girlfriend Amber on House (who was later killed off) used to disagree with House over how much time Wilson should be spending with him. They challenged each other for Wilson's "custody," and they disliked each other immensely.
  • NYPD Blue''s Adrienne Lesniak had a few shades of this. After avoiding a relationship with James Martinez for all of season 2, she starts a relationship with him in 3. No sooner do they spend their first night together then she begins attempting to control almost every aspect of his life, finally driving the exhausted James to break up with her.
  • Myra from Family Matters took this trope to rather frightening extremes, going so far as to blame Steve's infatuation with Laura on Laura herself.
  • Elena from The Vampire Diaries towards Stefan and to a lesser extent, Damon.
    • Katherine towards Stefan on Yandere and If I Can't Have You levels.
    • Caroline towards Stefan, Matt and Tyler.
    • Rebekah towards Stefan to borderline Yandere levels.
    • Qetsiyah towards Silas on Yandere levels.
    • Amara towards Silas on Love Makes You Crazy levels.
    • Qetsiyah towards Stefan.
    • Valerie towards Stefan.
      • Seems Stefan has a habit of attracting psychotic, clingy, needy and jealous women. In the case of Stefan/Elena/Katherine/Rebekah, it became a Psychotic Love Triangle.
  • Mel from Flight of the Conchords, to hilariously creepy levels.
  • Lorelai shows shades of this to Luke's love interests in the early seasons of Gilmore Girls until they finally kissed at the end of season 4.
  • Chloe was this during early seasons of Smallville, to the point where she was willing to sell Clark out to Lionel Luthor after she saw him with Lana. An episode also centered on her being slipped a "love potion" which made all who drank it (mostly men) this trope temporarily, during which she tried to kill her cousin Lois in a jealous rage.
  • As her relationship with Mulder evolves in The X-Files, Scully exhibits a milder version of this trope... except in "Syzygy", where it's absolutely full-blown pathological jealousy. She also gets very jealous whenever Diana Fowley comes into the picture. Hints of this can be seen as far back as the first season, when Mulder's ex-girlfriend from Oxford showed up.
  • Matsu in Toshiie to Matsu is so jealous that she doesn't allow him to have any mistresses (normal for men at the time) and he gets ribbed by his colleagues about being on a short leash. Nene similarly flips out whenever Hideyoshi strays, but since she can't give him any children (and he's a pervert) he just ignores her complaints—it got so bad that Nene almost divorced Hideyoshi at one point, but is talked out of it to avoid a scandal.
  • From the BBC's Robin Hood: Kate. Her rival Isabella is not even in plain sight before Kate is demanding to know who she is and why Robin has brought her to Sherwood Forest, snapping: "What's the reason for her?" This is her most pressing concern in spite of the fact that they're all running for their lives at this stage. In later episodes she responds to Isabella's mere presence by sulking, and even later (after her Relationship Upgrade with Robin) tries to actively kill her every time they cross paths, either by her own hand, or by indirect means (at one stage encouraging Robin to abandon Isabella to her murderous husband). And she's supposed to be one of the good guys!
  • Doctor Who:
    • Rose Tyler demonstrated tendencies towards this trope. She reacted rather poorly when she learnt that she wasn't, in fact, the Doctor's very first female companion ever. Though, in her defence, he never outright said that she wasn't. She was also visibly displeased at any indication that the Doctor might be impressed by someone other than her.
    • Sarah Jane Smith reacts to Rose in much the same way that Rose reacts to her. Of course, Sarah Jane met the Fifth Doctor's companions in "The Five Doctors". She got along with them perfectly fine so it's more likely that she was reacting to Rose in particular rather than the idea of being replaced. This is further supported when it's revealed that the Third Doctor vividly described Jo Grant to her and she got along wonderfully with Jo.
    • Martha Jones also displayed elements of this trope, especially when Rose Tyler's name came up. Then again, anyone might get a bit irate if the person they had feelings for wouldn't stop loudly and tactlessly talking about their ex and implying (or even outright saying on some occasions) that she was so much better than they were.
      • In the episode "Human Nature", John Smith (aka the Doctor turned human, with no memory of his real life) and Joan Redfern believe Martha (who is posing as Smith's servant) is this, and ignore her when she's desperately trying to get John to be the Doctor again, as the aliens they are hiding from have found them.
    • River Song gets in on this as well, although in her case, it's more a single-minded focus on the Doctor. Her final appearance reveals that this is facade to compensate for her being an Insecure Love Interest who compares her love to the Doctor to loving a force of nature who can't ever fully return her feelings.
    • Amy Pond did a very poor job of controlling how displeased she was whenever another woman came near Rory. Justified on account of their marriage and Amy's own guilt at taking Rory for granted for so many years and trying to make up for that.
    • The TARDIS is very jealous of Clara Oswald. Either because of the Timey-Wimey Ball surrounding her or because Clara is the Doctor's Distaff Counterpart.
    • Missy, the female incarnation of the Master, is also very jealous of Clara. Though given Missy, she could be a Troll putting on this attitude for a laugh.
    • And even Clara herself had a few shades of this. The first example is her steadily going from amused to annoyed as Elizabeth I's kissing of Ten goes on for longer and longer. The second example is when she learns that Twelve sent his confession dial to Missy instead of her.
  • Tsubasa Aoi (Fire-4) from Tomica Hero Rescue Fire is a male example of this towards Ritsuka (Fire-3).
  • Jade West from Victorious is this trope. If Beck even goes near a female that isn't her, expect her to have a mental breakdown. In Season 1, she broke up with Beck for an episode because she couldn't handle him being friends with a famous socialite. Deconstructed in Season 3 where Beck decides that her jealousy is too much and breaks up with her as a result. Even when they're broken up, Jade still doesn't like it when he goes near another girl. Though in Jade's defence, Beck never does anything to deter all the girls who are flirting with him. Unlike most examples, the Bade fandom seems to view her jealousy as an endearing character trait.
  • The Brittas Empire has a gay male version in Tim, who gets emotional and storms out if his partner Gavin talks to another man in the pub.
  • Fiona in Degrassi is like this towards her own twin brother.
  • Medea from Aaron Allston's Galatea in 2-D. Roger takes advantage of this, coupled with the threat to never let her go back to Jason, to get her to work for him.
  • Glee's Santana will throw down with people who get involved with her sexual partners, even if she claims not to want a real relationship with them.
    • Rachel has similar tendencies when it comes to Finn - well, not the violent ones, but if Finn ends up dating someone who's not her at any point there's nothing she won't try in order to destroy their relationship.
  • Rose in Two and A Half Men is this to Charlie.
  • Annie on Community towards Jeff at the start of season 2.
  • Sebastian from Little Britain is this for Michael, even towards Michael's own wife.
  • Lily is something of this in How I Met Your Mother, although only occasionally. She can hardly control her fury whenever she talks about Ted's ex-girlfriend Karen, because she "lingered" when she walked in on Lily painting Marshall nude way back in college. She also once beat the shit out of another woman for kissing Marshall when drunk, even though the woman apologized profusely. However, showing her jealous streak is probably more related to possessiveness than insecurity, she rarely gets suspicious of Marshall himself, even encouraging him to fantasize about other women rather than be guilty about it and telling him to loosen up and enjoy himself when they go to a strip club.
  • Subverted in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Rosa think she's this with respect to Pimento but Amy and Terry accurately point out that her eagerness to catch him cheating on her means that she actually wanted out of the relationship.
  • Quinn Pensky in Zoey 101. Put it this way, she's not above attacking her closest friends if they think they're flirting with her boyfriend. Deconstructed as Mark ultimately decided that her jealousy was too much for him and Quinn had to tone it down when she began dating Logan. Shades of it still showed up, but she made some good development on this front.
  • Rachel on Friends. Not only is she protective of her boyfriend, but she will go out of her way to sabotage the relationship of the guy she has a crush on. Yes, she's clingy and jealous towards people she's not in a relationship in.


  • The ultimate, original Clingy Jealous Girl would have to be Zeus' wife, Hera, in Classical Mythology, whose stories are mostly about the myriad hellish punishments she inflicted on her husband's few thousand human mistresses (never mind the fact that half the time, the relationship was not consensual). Keep in mind that she's the goddess of family and marriage as well as the Queen of the Olympic Pantheon. No wonder she's pissed off like Hell.

Newspaper Comics

  • Lucy van Pelt from Peanuts is obsessively infatuated with Schroeder and goes to ridiculous lengths to beat out her competition for his attention—namely, his piano.
    • Lucy's brother Linus also has to keep reminding Sally, Charlie Brown's sister, that "I'm not your 'sweet baboo'!"
  • Hernia, Hamlet's (wannabe) girlfriend from the Hagar the Horrible comic strip. In one strip she sewed name tags onto his clothes with her name on them, and in another she chains him to the spot, which is bad for a wandering hunter.
  • Andrea, a character from the Filipino newspaper comic Beerkada, had a peculiar way of clinging to her object of affection: she literally chomps down on the shoulder or neck of the guy and doesn't let go, earning her the nickname "Chompy." She later becomes his girlfriend.
  • Anthony's fiancee, then wife, Therese from For Better or For Worse behaved this way whenever his childhood girlfriend Elizabeth was around, even at their wedding. Justified in that Anthony probably was cheating on her emotionally even then.
    • Liz got a stint of this in her teens when she attempted to break up with Anthony before a school dance, only to get insanely jealous when the friend she asked to help her break up by proxy felt so bad for him that she offered to take him instead. As this occured before most Pattersaints could do no wrong, Lynn repeatedly Lampshaded Liz's own responsiblity for the whole debacle.
  • Luann features both Bernice, who harasses and smothers Zane (including asking him to marry her despite her being a teenager), and Luann herself, who obsesses over Aaron Hill and hates anyone he likes.
  • Roxanne in Candorville is an extreme example, and apparently plans to kill the girl Lemont really likes. She's also somewhat of a deconstruction in that she's never shown love for him, only a desire to control him and have him obey her every whim.

Puppet Shows


  • Nessarose from Wicked, who abuses her authority to keep Boq near her, basically enslaving him, and goes to the point of shrinking his heart and turning him into the Tin Man to keep him from marrying Glinda. Of course, it was Glinda's fault in the first place, as she tricked Boq into dating her.
  • Arguably Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, though to what extent is determined by the actress playing her. I've seen Helenas who tugged the heart strings and others who were so abject and annoying, you wanted to scream. 'Treat me as your spaniel!' Ugh.
    • Though Shakespeare establishes that Demetrius definitely led her on, and other characters in the show call him out on courting her and then dropping her for her best friend.
  • Amneris from Verdi's opera Aida. Hoo boy.
  • Lucy from 13, to the point where she ruins her relationship with her best friend because she was his girlfriend, getting in a fight with said best friend, yelling at Brett for "flirting" (for example: saying "hi") to other girls, and starting a rumor about her former best friend with another guy when Brett dumps Lucy for her.
  • Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra.

Video Games

  • Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog borders on the psycho stalker version (though just how close she is to being a Stalker with a Crush depends on the writer). And has a large hammer which she isn't afraid to use on Sonic if he refuses. It leaves behind a trail of hearts.
    • Don't forget her evil comic book counterpart, Rosy the Rascal, from an alternate evil universe. Unlike Amy, who has enough common sense to back down from her clingy tendencies and willing to help other potential female rivals out of concern for their well-being, Rosy is so mentally unstable that she believes the only way to get Scourge (anti-Sonic)'s attention is to smash him with her hammer... which, unlike Amy's, is COVERED IN SPIKES.
  • Luna is this to Alex in the original Lunar: The Silver Star. Given that she spends a rather short stretch of the game with him, it leaves a bad impression. Talk to any female, and she'll snap back at him. It also doesn't help that they were raised together since birth. The remakes tone this down considerably.
  • Ruby the baby red dragon is this to Hiro in Lunar: Eternal Blue when it comes to Lucia; Hiro in this case is clearly smitten with Lucia.
  • Chihiro in Persona 3 is a rather minor version of this—certainly clingier than the other girls, but not nearly as extreme as many others on this page. (Don't tell the fans that, though.) In Persona 3 Portable, Aigis becomes this for the Female Protagonist.
  • Persona 4 has Ai Ebihara. Often while the MC is on a date with her, the two run into another of the guy's female "friends". Then there's a grudge match where Ai chases off the other girl and then reprimands him for daring to speak to another girl while out with her.
    • Unless, of course, the other girl is Yukiko; she actually manages to scare off Ai and then confronts the protagonist to find out just what he thinks he was doing with her. Fortunately, the MC is pimp enough to be able to easily defuse these situations without risk of a reversed S-Link. Yukiko apparently manages to cling more than Ai; if the above event happens, the MC will go out on a date with Yukiko instead and gain relationship points with her!
    • Taken Up to Eleven and totally Played for Laughs in the anime series, where at some point Ai confronts Chie over Kou. She then slaps Chie across the face, and the deal ends up in a Cat Fight where they brattily pull on each other's cheeks.
    • Rise may fit this trope as well, as she literally clings.
  • Kingdom of Loathing features "Clingy Pirate" as an opponent. If your character is male, she'll be a girl. She attacks by hugging you and hurting your feelings. You may simply beat her senseless like any other monster, or write a bogus phone number on a cocktail napkin so you won't have to fight her for a few dozen advetures.
  • Clarine in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade pretty much worships her older brother Klein to the point where she yells at another healer for healing Klein before she had the chance. Klein is NOT happy when he finds out.
    • In FE: Genealogy of the Holy War, Silvia is initially this towards Lewyn and even gets annoyed with Erinys for (supposedly) suggesting she's not good enough for him. She's also pretty insecure in her love talk with Lewyn if they're paired. Then again Silvia is just 14-15, she isn't half as clingy when with other love interests (like Alec or Claude), and in the Oosawa manga it's explained that she has her reasons.
    • Tharja from Fire Emblem Awakening is a mix of Lady of Black Magic and Yandere, so of course she's this.
    • Tharja's Dark Magical Girl Expy Rhajat from Fire Emblem Fates is this too, though unlike Tharja she's a teenage girl...
  • Papillon from La Pucelle Tactics behaves this way towards Captain Homard. As she's an Expy of Tinkerbelle, who herself is quite the Clingy Jealous Girl towards Peter, this makes sense.
  • Rare MMO example: in Guild Wars, players who cross into Cantha for the Factions campaign are treated to an exchange between the monk Mhenlo, his apparent girlfriend Cynn, and his "old friend" Jamei:

 Cynn: That's Jamei? Mhenlo, he's a girl! All those stories about your old friend growing up, and you never told me...

Brother Mhenlo: You never asked, Cynn, and I don't see that it matters.

Jamei: Ah, the stories. There are so many, eh, Mhenlo? I swear, it seems looking back that there was not a day we were apart.

Cynn: Not a day apart?! Listen lady, he may not be much, but that Monk is mine! Don't even think about it!

Brother Mhenlo: Now Cynn, calm down...

Jamei: Oh, Mhenlo! You got yourself a little girlfriend! How... sweet.

Cynn: "Little girl"?! Lady, this "little girl" will show you big pain if you're not careful....

  • Marta in Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World. She immediately latches on to Emil. Thankfully, Character Development settles in and she eventually grows to be a bit more reasonable about her love... though this does not prevent her from flipping out in skits and victory poses when Emil so much as compliments another girl.

 Emil: Nice moves, Sheena.

Sheena: Thanks.

Marta: Noooo! I can't believe Emil is looking at Sheena's chest!

Emil: What? No I wasn't!

  • Iria from Tales of Innocence also counts with a twist: she is not in love with Luca (at least not in their current lives). She simply loathes the other girl who is in love with Luca because they were love rivals in their past lives. Seeing Luca talking to Chitose is Iria's Berserk Button.
  • Even though Neeshka is not romanceable in an unmodded Neverwinter Nights 2, she gets very... possessive if the main character is male and he's paying attention to any of the other females in the party. Fan speculation supposes that she was once intended as an actual romance, though other than the aforementioned clinginess and overjoy at being praised there's no hard evidence of this (i.e., no cut dialogue files).
    • The romanceable Elanee isn't much better, though she at least seems to save her jealousy for women inside the party, whereas Neeshka is ready to unleash it on random dancers.
    • One community expansion, entitled Dark Avenger, gives a villain a Clingy Jealous Girlfriend who he's trying to get rid of so he can exercise his Anything That Moves tendencies.
  • Knights of the Old Republic 2 gives examples from both genders in cut content. Visas, the Handmaiden, Atton, and the Disciple all have a cutscene on Malachor in which they attack whichever character of the same gender the player has been paying more attention to (i.e. has a higher Influence score with).
  • Anise from Tales of the Abyss fits the bill for the first half of the game. Ironically, her interest in Luke stems not from genuine affection, but more from the fact that she desperately wants to marry into money.
  • Kiki, the lawyer girlfriend from Grand Theft Auto IV, has some serious psychological problems when it comes to relationships. If you wear inappropriate clothing she will berate you for letting "your other whore" dress you up for your date, and if you get her drunk she'll chew you out for supposedly checking out another girl at a bar. She is also very possessive but sweet, a definite Type B Tsundere, sending you text messages that alternate between "This is a picture of me thinking of you, I love you so much!" and "Come date me when you're not fucking one of your whores."
  • Yoshio Saotome's younger sister Yumi, from Tokimeki Memorial. Not only she's one of the girls who'll fall faster for the main guy (and the youngest, meaning she's more immature than the rest), she also can "bomb" him very easily out of envy (meaning, she'll spread rumors that will cause their relationship to go sour and all the other girls will lose interest in him) and has a special event triggered by seeing the local Supreme Chef, Saki, sharing her food with the boy.
    • Also Minori Akiho... towards Saki.
    • And in Tokimeki Memorial 2, Hikari, and when she's in love with the protagonist, Mei (leading to an Event - appropriately named "You are my 'only' slave" - where she delivers the quote above).
    • Also, Miyako from Tokimeki Memorial 4. Who even goes the Yandere route.
  • Reika from Getter Love!! If she finds you, she'll follow you around for an entire game-day, chase off any other girls you try to talk to, and generally ruin your day, unless you use certain cards or get lucky enough to run into your good buddy Alfonso.
  • Touko in Suika, to a rather disturbing extent.
  • Tsubaki Yayoi from Blaz Blue is a rather good example with a dose of Love Makes You Evil. She really does love Jin, but thanks to the manipulations coming from Hazama that leads her to believe that a certain best friend of hers stole her rightful place to be with him, this becomes her driving point to madness. It takes this "certain friend", Noel, quite a bit of effort to snap her back into sanity - as in, Tsubaki almost kills her and only stops herself at the last moment
  • Elis in Canvas 2 gets very jealous whenever Hiroki shows interest in anyone apart from her. Except for one case where she feels completely outclassed by her 'opponent.'
  • Eiko in Final Fantasy IX is extremely jealous that Zidane only has eyes for Garnet/Dagger.
  • Etna from Disgaea harbored a crush on King Krichevskoy after he, the first person to show her kindness, took her in. However, he later married, so she... didn't approve. She initially hated their son Laharl for existing because of that.
  • According to The Other Wiki, Succubi from World of Warcraft frequently fall in love with their summoners and become insanely jealous of any members of the opposite sex their summoners meet.
  • Maybe belongs in Fanfic, but among the Ocarina of Time fandom, Ruto will usually fill this role when she's the rival for Link's affection. And occasionally when she's the female lead.
  • Morrigan becomes one of these in Dragon Age: Origins if romanced (her new Catch Phrase: "I do not share!"), despite her loud and frequent protests that she and the Warden are just Friends with Benefits.
    • Leliana of the same game may disagree with Morrigan on many things, but one thing that she does agree with her is this: she will not tolerate the Warden even looking at another woman if romanced. Woe betide a male Warden who accidentally romances them both.
  • Ling Xiaoyu from Tekken has her devotion to Jin Kazama cranked Up to Eleven in some media, especially in Street Fighter x Tekken and some of the Pachinko games. SFxT has her often telling others and especially other girls that Jin is hers and that she will never let anyone tear her away from him again.

Visual Novels

  • Rizu in A Profile as a result of trauma was extremely clingy with Masayuki in the backstory. Though she's better now, she's largely responsible for screwing up a large amount of his relationships... and she knows it too.
  • Pearl Fey from the second and third Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games fits this trope. She's jealous not for her own sake, but for her cousin Maya, whom she's convinced is romantically involved with Phoenix. She will not hesitate to slap Phoenix up and down if he fails to be sufficiently romantic (which is often).
  • Akiha of Tsukihime tends to not trust any woman Shiki associates with, but that's normal jealousy, not clinging...except during Kohaku's storyline, where she deals with Shiki's rejection rather violently. She was, admittedly, not herself at the time.
    • Outside of the original Visual Novel, however, she more firmly falls into this trope. Shiki's awareness of this seems on-and-off, but it's illustrated rather poignantly in Kagetsu Tohya, when a minor (female) character is reduced to near-incoherent terror at the thought of being seen with Shiki by Akiha. Poor, poor Seo...
    • In Ciel's route in the VN both Arcueid AND Ciel become this, just to give an idea about how bad Arcueid gets. In this route you learn why Arcueid is so infamous when she basically sits back and lets Shiki's mind get raped for a while so she can use it as leverage to make him her servant so that he'll have to be by her side for the rest of his life. Not to mention all the evil glares, or what happens if she is rejected (True End).
  • Mizuhara in Kara no Shoujo has a borderline yandere fixation on Toko, meaning that while Reiji is one of the few people or things she claims not to hate[2] she is always very hostile towards him. Ends up getting Toko hit by a truck.
  • As mentioned above, both Sekai and Kotonoha are this in School Days. Also Otome: she already bullied Kotonoha alongside her Girl Posse, but the bullying increased thousandfold when Kotonoha became one of Makoto's love interests.
  • Hanako Ikezawa shows some slight tendences of this in Katawa Shoujo. She's too sweet and shy to fit the trope completely, but she is shown to become anxious whenever Hisao looks at or spends time with other girls or women. Her anxiety is somewhat understandable because despite his feelings for her and them growing close, Hisao doesn't actually show any signs of attraction towards Hanako until the very end — ironically, out of fear of scaring her off. Her anxiety over losing Hisao to someone else ultimately causes her to initiate sex with him despite neither of them being emotionally ready for it yet.

Web Comics



  • In Catena, Ivy has shown tendencies of this sort upon discovering Bear paying attention to another girl.
  • Lucy of Bittersweet Candy Bowl is an example of this, although she tries very hard indeed not to show it.
  • X of A Magical Roommate is so obsessed with keeping her status as the most important person in her twin sister's life that she got into the habit of scaring her boyfriends off with explosives. It got to the point that Alexis was forced to keep her engagement a secret from her sister until the day of the wedding, and needed to have security on hand to prevent the inevitable Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace that X attempted.

Western Animation

  • Family Guy:
    • Lois Griffin has expressed jealousy towards any women who gained Peter's attention.
    • Don't forget Meg. Anyone willing to show kindness to her beyond her status as a butt monkey will become an object of her obsession.
  • Elena Potato in Monster Allergy falls under this trope in when it comes to Lay Mamery, a girl Tamer.
  • Lizzie towards Numbuh One in Codename: Kids Next Door, King Sandy towards Kuki (though he appeared only three episodes and he later came to love Kuki's younger sister), and Wally towards Kuki.
  • In Code Lyoko, Sissi towards Ulrich, although he has no interest in her. Yumi can act jealous too at times, but isn't very clingy. On the male side, Ulrich is much worse towards Yumi, especially when William is involved.
  • Thunderblast tries to be like this in Transformers Cybertron, despite the fact that neither Megatron nor Starscream actually care. It later turns out she just acts like the whore to whoever happens to be in charge at the time in order to secure more power for herself.
  • Wendy, a few times to Stan, when they were dating at least, in South Park.
    • Once, she actually gets her substitute teacher (who Stan has a crush on) kidnapped by terrorists and catapulted into the sun, even though the teacher was in fact a lesbian. And earlier, she stays after class to tell the teacher "Don't fuck with me!" You can't get much more extreme than that.
  • Helga is this to Arnold of Hey Arnold, though it's played for angst due to her reasons for loving him so intensely.
  • Starfire directed towards Robin in the animated version of Teen Titans. Arguably, Robin has traces of this behavior towards Starfire as well.
  • Sam to Danny Fenton and Paulina to Danny Phantom.
  • On Jimmy Two-Shoes, Heloise got pretty mad when she saw what appeared to be Jimmy dating Jez when in reality, Jimmy was only keeping Jez company so Lucius could date her after his business. Also, several episodes have centered around her being jealous of Jimmy's friendship with Beezy.
  • There are a few from The Fairly Odd Parents: Tootie to Timmy is the most obvious example, Cosmo to Wanda was a male version in the early days of the show, and Mandie to Mark and Trixie to Timmy in "Just the Two of Us!" take it to its logical extreme.
  • Sarah to Double Dee in Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy.
    • The Kanker sisters.
  • Kim Possible practically went insane when Ron went off with Yori. Everyone else could tell she was jealous.
  • Suzy from Phineas and Ferb sure does hate it when any other girl gets attention from her big brother, Jeremy.
    • While not nearly as malevolent as Suzy, Candace has this going on sometimes as well. Any time Jeremy's around another girl (or the foreign exchange student who looks like one), Candace isn't going to take it well.
  • Courtney in Total Drama Action with respect to Duncan.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "Griffon the Brush-Off": Gilda threatens Pinkie Pie with physical harm for coming between her and her old friend Rainbow Dash.
    • In the season 2 finale, everyone views Twilight Sparkle as acting this way concerning Shining Armor, hence her opposition of Princess Cadance, his fiance. She's actually Properly Paranoid, as a Shapeshifting imposter has taken Cadance's place.
  • Lo becomes this regarding Reef in season two of Stoked!.
  • Linka from Captain Planet showed two or three signs of this towards Wheeler, despite being very Tsundere for him as well.
  • Pearl with regards to Rose Quartz in Steven Universe. Season 5 shows that there's actually a reason beyond clinginess for it: Pearl was a Beautiful Slave Girl literally custom-made to serve Rose and keep her happy. Anyone else fulfilling that role would doubtlessly upset her since, well, she was wired since birth / creation for such things.
  • Francine Smith in American Dad can get very annoyed whenever Stan gets too close to another woman.

Real Life

  • Believe it or not, this is actually a trait in the real world, with both boys and girls, so it's also Truth in Television.
  • To learn this trope's proper name as used by relationship researchers (yes those do exist), you will have to take at least one higher-end Psychology class, or education course. Believe it or not the catergory this trope falls into is big deal for those majoring in Psychology and Education.
  • This trope is one of the few that is actually worse in Real Life than in as usually portrayed in fiction. There are stories of people going so far as to kill due to this trope.
  1. From Izumo 2: Gakuen Kyousoukyoku
  2. Indeed, if you get her sex scene she actually seems attracted to him