Verzephobia is the fear of graphical errors, distortion, and visual glitches, especially in video games. The fear is often triggered when a humanoid, living NPC or player glitches through walls or the floor, moves in an unusual way, or changes its shape, size, colors, or details.
- For some Verzephobes, the phobia is not triggered by intentional glitch-like effects, such as those in the game Doki Doki Literature Club, if they are aware that they are intentional. Others will be terrified of media with said effects and avoid it at all costs.
- The name comes from the German word "verzerrung", meaning “distortion”.