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Triskaphobia, also known as triphobia and triophobia (from Greek/Latin tri, "three"), is the fear of number three. People may fear that three represents the limited number of warnings till they are penalized or resulted in other bad outcome, like 'three strikes, you're out'. Sufferers would often avoid situations where three is used, like getting to be part of three. Three can sometimes be considered an unlucky number because of the three different superstitions: the middle person in the photograph will die first; third light, meaning the third person to light a cigarette from the same match or lighter, which originated during World War I when a sniper might see the first light, takes aim on the second and fire on the third; and bad luck often come in threes.

Gabe Newell, director of video game development, is afraid of the number three. It is the reason why he doesn't develop third installment of the franchises, such as Half-Life 3.

Number phobias
Oudenophobia (fear of 0) · Henophobia (fear of 1) · Dyophobia (fear of 2) · Triskaphobia (fear of 3) · Tetraphobia (fear of 4) · Pentaphobia (fear of 5) · Hexaphobia (fear of 6) · Heptaphobia (fear of 7) · Octophobia (fear of 8) · Enneaphobia (fear of 9) · Decaphobia (fear of 10) · Hendecaphobia (fear of 11) · Dodecaphobia (fear of 12) · Triskaidekaphobia (fear of 13) · Hexadecaphobia (fear of 16) · Heptadecaphobia (fear of 17) · Octodecaphobia (fear of 18) · Enneadecaphobia (fear of 19) · Eikositriophobia (fear of 23) · Eikosihexaphobia (fear of 26) · Triakontenneaphobia (fear of 39) · Tessarakontadyophobia (fear of 42) · Hexekontadyophobia (fear of 62) · Hexekontenneaphobia (fear of 69) · Hebdomekontahenophobia (fear of 71) · Ogdokontaheptaphobia (fear of 87) · Enenekontenneaphobia (fear of 99) · Hekatophobia (fear of 100) · Hekatohendecaphobia (fear of 111) · Hekatenenekontahenophobia (fear of 191) · Diakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 216) · Diakosioipentekontaphobia (fear of 250) · Triakosioitriakontatriophobia (fear of 333) · Tetrakosioeikosiphobia (fear of 420) · Hexakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 616) · Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of 666) · Heftakosioitessarakontaheptaphobia (fear of 747) · Enniakosioihendecaphobia (fear of 911) · Enniakosioenenekontenneaphobia (fear of 999) · Tessarakontadyochilahexekontenneaphobia (fear of 42069) · Meganumerophobia (fear of large numbers) · Imparnumerophobia (fear of odd numbers) · Omalonumerophobia (fear of even numbers) · Primonumerophobia (fear of prime numbers) · Paranumerophobia (fear of irrational numbers) · Enkhenumerophobia (fear of negative numbers)

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