Next adjective – Being the one that comes immediately after another. Touching and next are semantically related. in time topic. In some cases you can use "Touching" instead the word "Next" as an adjective or an adverb.
The first time we see her, she freaks when Wolf-Man destroys her robot and is near her, and later we see that in her secret headquarters, she has a laser defense system designed specifically to shoot off next to her if someone tries touching her.