History Main / FandomLifeCycle

13th May '18 4:25:48 AM MCanter89
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** '''(a)''' Obscurity. The work has just began publication and is relatively unknown. Every SleeperHit starts off here upon release, before quickly getting popular.
** '''(b)''' Pre-release hype owed either to the creator's previous fame or to a promotion campaign. The fandom is technically not there yet but the seeds are sown.

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** '''(a)''' Obscurity. The work has just began begun publication and is relatively unknown. Every SleeperHit starts off here upon release, before quickly getting popular.
** '''(b)''' Pre-release hype owed either to the creator's previous fame or to a promotion campaign. The fandom is technically not there yet yet, but the seeds are sown.



* '''Stage 2''': Fans begin to communicate and form clubs that will become the devoted core of the fandom. TroperCriticalMass is usually reached at this stage. {{Cult Classic}}s remain here forever. A BrokenBase may begin to form here or Stage 3 as passionate fans no longer need to worry about holding the fanbase together and get their potentially controversial opinions off their chests.

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* '''Stage 2''': Fans begin to communicate and form clubs that will become the devoted core of the fandom. TroperCriticalMass is usually reached at this stage. {{Cult Classic}}s remain here forever. A BrokenBase may begin to form here or Stage 3 3, as passionate fans no longer need to worry about holding the fanbase together and get their potentially controversial opinions off their chests.



Note that not every fandom passes through every stage--some stick at the early stages forever and only a select few ever reach stage 5.

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Note that not every fandom passes through every stage--some stick at the early stages forever forever, and only a select few ever reach stage 5.
26th Jan '17 10:47:47 AM Koveras
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** '''(a)''' Obscurity. The work has just began publication and is relatively unknown. Every SleeperHit starts off here before quickly getting popular.

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** '''(a)''' Obscurity. The work has just began publication and is relatively unknown. Every SleeperHit starts off here upon release, before quickly getting popular.



* '''Stage 1''': Relative obscurity. Fans are disjointed and have little communication. Claims of "It SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove" are heard.

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* '''Stage 1''': Relative obscurity. Fans are disjointed and have little communication. Claims Cries of "It SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove" are heard.
26th Jan '17 9:49:36 AM ZombieAladdin
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* '''Stage 2''': Fans begin to communicate and form clubs that will become the devoted core of the fandom. TroperCriticalMass is usually reached at this stage. {{Cult Classic}}s remain here forever.

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* '''Stage 2''': Fans begin to communicate and form clubs that will become the devoted core of the fandom. TroperCriticalMass is usually reached at this stage. {{Cult Classic}}s remain here forever. A BrokenBase may begin to form here or Stage 3 as passionate fans no longer need to worry about holding the fanbase together and get their potentially controversial opinions off their chests.


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** '''(c)''' Destruction. The fandom completely dissolves, leaving only a handful of people dedicated to its preservation or is forgotten completely.
31st Oct '16 1:41:17 PM Josef5678
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* '''Stage X''': NewbieBoom. After slipping back to obscurity, the fandom springs back towards mainstream due to external factors, such as a ContinuityReboot or an adaptation/spin-off series becoming popular.

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* '''Stage X''': NewbieBoom. After slipping back to obscurity, the fandom springs back towards mainstream due to external factors, such as a ContinuityReboot ContinuityReboot, SequelGap, or an adaptation/spin-off series becoming popular.
16th May '14 10:50:37 PM Koveras
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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/DoctorWho''.''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''.
16th May '14 8:51:45 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* '''Stage 1''': Relative obscurity. Fans are disjointed and have little communication. Claims of "It NeedsMoreLove" are heard.

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* '''Stage 1''': Relative obscurity. Fans are disjointed and have little communication. Claims of "It NeedsMoreLove" SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove" are heard.
15th May '14 6:08:25 PM Uniplex
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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Main/Doctor Who''.

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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Main/Doctor Who''.''Series/DoctorWho''.
15th May '14 6:08:11 PM Uniplex
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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/Doctor Who''.

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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/Doctor ''Main/Doctor Who''.
15th May '14 6:07:56 PM Uniplex
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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''.

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Reference examples: ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''.''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Series/Doctor Who''.
24th Mar '14 2:37:03 AM Koveras
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** '''(a)''' Obscurity. The work has just began publication and is relatively unknown.

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** '''(a)''' Obscurity. The work has just began publication and is relatively unknown. Every SleeperHit starts off here before quickly getting popular.
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