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* Rainbow Dash in a fourth season episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' follows around [[spoiler:Daring Do/A.K. Yearling]], babbling constantly while the latter is trying to maintain a low profile and prevent a disaster, despite it being made quite clear that her assistance and attention are very much not wanted. The saner members of the group try to get her to leave her idol alone, but she just flies off and continues stalking her hero.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Rainbow Dash in a fourth season episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' follows around [[spoiler:Daring Do/A.K. Yearling]], babbling constantly while the latter is trying to maintain a low profile and prevent a disaster, despite it being made quite clear that her assistance and attention are very much not wanted. The saner members of the group try to get her to leave her idol alone, but she just flies off and continues stalking her hero.hero.
** Rainbow Dash herself has two in her parents (combinated with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents).
** Scootaloo starts to border on this in the seventh season, following Rainbow Dash's parents all over the place. Her scrapbook already contains a lock of Rainbow's mane, and she adds a chunk of a sandwich made with Rainbow's favorite recipe and one of her (used?) diapers over the course of the episode.
8th May '17 3:24:30 PM dlchen145
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* Gokudera from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. He frequently goes off to beat people up for Tsuna's sake, and [[StalkerWithACrush follows Tsuna around]] trying desperately to be his "Right Hand Man." Although the funny thing is that his attempt to replace the hero was actually his initial feeling, and that it's ''after'' being [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated]] by Tsuna that he becomes his LoonyFan.

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* Gokudera from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. He frequently goes off to beat people up for Tsuna's sake, and [[StalkerWithACrush follows Tsuna around]] trying desperately to be his "Right Hand Man." Although the funny thing is that his attempt to replace the hero was actually his initial feeling, and that it's ''after'' being [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated]] by Tsuna that he becomes his LoonyFan.loony fan.



** [[MadLove Misa Amane]] is this to VillainProtagonist [[SerialKiller Light]] [[MagnificentBastard Yagami]], albeit a particularly dark, homicidal example; after he winds up killing the guy who killed her parents, she's more than glad to murder his enemies or endure ColdBloodedTorture to protect his identity. She's also glad to [[TheGlomp flying tackle him at unexpected intervals]], much to his dismay. A crucial part of her own backstory involves a narrow escape from a LoonyFan - the parallel is as lost on Misa as warnings about moral decay are on Light.

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** [[MadLove Misa Amane]] is this to VillainProtagonist [[SerialKiller Light]] [[MagnificentBastard Yagami]], albeit a particularly dark, homicidal example; after he winds up killing the guy who killed her parents, she's more than glad to murder his enemies or endure ColdBloodedTorture to protect his identity. She's also glad to [[TheGlomp flying tackle him at unexpected intervals]], much to his dismay. A crucial part of her own backstory involves a narrow escape from a LoonyFan loony fan - the parallel is as lost on Misa as warnings about moral decay are on Light.



* In ''Film/BladesOfGlory'', Jimmy having one of these is kind of what causes the plot to kick off, but in a surprisingly non-scary way in spite of some of the creepy things that the LoonyFan says to him. This particular fan of his is so obsessed with the idea of having Jimmy back on the rink and is so much the type to think about these things a lot that he manages to find a loophole in the Figure Skating Championships rulebook that Jimmy then exploits.

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* In ''Film/BladesOfGlory'', Jimmy having one of these is kind of what causes the plot to kick off, but in a surprisingly non-scary way in spite of some of the creepy things that the LoonyFan loony fan says to him. This particular fan of his is so obsessed with the idea of having Jimmy back on the rink and is so much the type to think about these things a lot that he manages to find a loophole in the Figure Skating Championships rulebook that Jimmy then exploits.



* In one episode of ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', the title organization is hired to protect a rock star from a LoonyFan. Echo becomes a back-up singer, while another Active becomes a BigNameFan.
* One episode of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' involves a {{Woobie}} LoonyFan. Stanley Stover has had a very hard childhood of paternal abandonment and constant bullying all through school. At a young age, superhero comics and movies offered escape, and he came to identify with these superheroes completely. He had been stealing memorabilia since late grade school, but at twenty-three, he felt driven to accelerate the pace of his thefts. By this time, he was also dressing as his own secret identity, the Crimson Crusader. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that while on probation he received psychiatric help.

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* In one episode of ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', the title organization is hired to protect a rock star from a LoonyFan.loony fan. Echo becomes a back-up singer, while another Active becomes a BigNameFan.
* One episode of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' involves a {{Woobie}} LoonyFan.loony fan. Stanley Stover has had a very hard childhood of paternal abandonment and constant bullying all through school. At a young age, superhero comics and movies offered escape, and he came to identify with these superheroes completely. He had been stealing memorabilia since late grade school, but at twenty-three, he felt driven to accelerate the pace of his thefts. By this time, he was also dressing as his own secret identity, the Crimson Crusader. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that while on probation he received psychiatric help.



** Played for laughs in an episode, where Brooke Shields portrayed a LoonyFan stalking Joey, convinced [[YourSecretsSafeWithMeSuperman he was really the character]] he played in a soap opera (they got rid of her by convincing her that Joey was actually the EvilTwin instead).

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** Played for laughs in an episode, where Brooke Shields portrayed a LoonyFan Loony Fan stalking Joey, convinced [[YourSecretsSafeWithMeSuperman he was really the character]] he played in a soap opera (they got rid of her by convincing her that Joey was actually the EvilTwin instead).



* Music/XJapan once tried to use LoonyFan behavior to its own advantage - back in TheEighties, the band would actively encourage rougher/crazy fans to assault/harass/intimidate rival/non-friendly bands and particularly hostile critics. Officially, the practice was ended around 1988-89, as Yoshiki and the other band members realized that they could lose all they had legitimately gained as musicians - especially if someone had actually gotten killed, and as of the 2008 reunion, could not have possibly been officially wanted as, by then, everyone in the band was far more socially responsible and mature. Unfortunately, ''due'' to the band's popularity, fans that are members of the {{Yakuza}} or that are [[JapaneseDelinquents bosozoku or yankii with no qualms about fighting/harassing]] or that are just plain TheMentallyDisturbed ''do'' still exist (because the band can't make them leave as fans) and will occasionally still engage in violent or harassing behavior even if said behavior isn't officially sanctioned anymore and ''is'' officially rejected.
* All KPop groups have probably went through their fair share of LoonyFan - in Korean, termed Sasaeng Fans - but Music/DongBangShinKi has probably got them the worst. There have been [[http://www.soompi.com/2012/03/08/list-of-crazy-actions-done-by-jyjs-sasaeng-fans-scare-netizens/ many]] [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2011/03/tvxq-reveals-their-shocking-experience-with-sasaeng-fans reports]] of just what they've done. Even scarier when they can actually be seen in a [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KodJ0DxYCpw/UD70OPv74gI/AAAAAAAAMXI/fD92akisvS8/s1600/52214070.jpg documentary]] about their private lives.

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* Music/XJapan once tried to use LoonyFan loony fan behavior to its own advantage - back in TheEighties, the band would actively encourage rougher/crazy fans to assault/harass/intimidate rival/non-friendly bands and particularly hostile critics. Officially, the practice was ended around 1988-89, as Yoshiki and the other band members realized that they could lose all they had legitimately gained as musicians - especially if someone had actually gotten killed, and as of the 2008 reunion, could not have possibly been officially wanted as, by then, everyone in the band was far more socially responsible and mature. Unfortunately, ''due'' to the band's popularity, fans that are members of the {{Yakuza}} or that are [[JapaneseDelinquents bosozoku or yankii with no qualms about fighting/harassing]] or that are just plain TheMentallyDisturbed ''do'' still exist (because the band can't make them leave as fans) and will occasionally still engage in violent or harassing behavior even if said behavior isn't officially sanctioned anymore and ''is'' officially rejected.
* All KPop groups have probably went through their fair share of LoonyFan loony fans - in Korean, termed Sasaeng Fans - but Music/DongBangShinKi has probably got them the worst. There have been [[http://www.soompi.com/2012/03/08/list-of-crazy-actions-done-by-jyjs-sasaeng-fans-scare-netizens/ many]] [[http://www.allkpop.com/article/2011/03/tvxq-reveals-their-shocking-experience-with-sasaeng-fans reports]] of just what they've done. Even scarier when they can actually be seen in a [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KodJ0DxYCpw/UD70OPv74gI/AAAAAAAAMXI/fD92akisvS8/s1600/52214070.jpg documentary]] about their private lives.
29th Apr '17 2:48:47 PM username2527
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Sierra claims she knows everything about the cast, "Your hopes, your fears, '''your dental records!'''"
** Also, Kelsey, a fan contacted via webcam in ''Action'', who has made a life-size Trent doll, which she kisses, and wrote him a love poem in which she apparently plans to murder and taxidermy him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
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''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Sierra claims she knows everything about the cast, "Your hopes, your fears, '''your dental records!'''"
** Also, Kelsey, a fan contacted via webcam in ''Action'', who has made a life-size Trent doll, which she kisses, and wrote him a love poem in which she apparently plans to murder and taxidermy him.
records!'''"
26th Apr '17 5:11:09 PM AthenaBlue
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* Edward Nygma of ''Film/BatmanForever'' was a big-time one of these for Bruce Wayne, but when Bruce turned down his offer to be a partner in his pet project (which his boss Stickley had shut down), his admiration turned to bitterness and downright loathing, turning him into the Riddler.
* In ''Film/BladesOfGlory'', Jimmy having one of these is kind of what causes the plot to kick off, but in a surprisingly non-scary way in spite of some of the creepy things that the LoonyFan says to him. This particular fan of his is so obsessed with the idea of having Jimmy back on the rink and is so much the type to think about these things a lot that he manages to find a loophole in the Figure Skating Championships rulebook that Jimmy then exploits.
* ''Film/BobRoberts'' has a collection of {{Loony Fan}}s (including an early Jack Black) who start off as kooky religious fanatics and then quickly upgrade to outright malicious when they assault a group of protestors outside one of his concerts. [[spoiler: One of them is implied to have shot and killed Bugs Raplin, who was exposing some of Roberts' dirty secrets until Roberts faked an assassination attempt (and the parapeligia that followed) and pinned the blame on him, and when one of the fans camped outside his house catches him walking around by a window, he immediately assumes it was a miracle instead suspecting any foul play.]]
* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Bombshell}}'', in which glamorous Hollywood star Lola Burns has a Loony Fan who keeps popping up and telling her she has to come home to take care of their babies.
%%* The BigBad of ''Film/TheDeadPool'', Harlan Rook.
* The 2016 Indian thriller ''Fan'' has Creator/ShahRukhKhan playing both an example of this trope and the actor who he idolizes (possibly a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of [=SRK=] himself). The fan (a lookalike who is locally noted for staging impressions of the actor's films) goes to dark and dangerous lengths to try and impress the actor in question, and after being rebuffed, goes to extraordinary lengths to try and discredit him by assuming the actor's identity.



* The Kid in the ''[[Franchise/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' sequels is portrayed as a mild example of this.



* In ''Film/BladesOfGlory'', Jimmy having one of these is kind of what causes the plot to kick off, but in a surprisingly non-scary way in spite of some of the creepy things that the LoonyFan says to him. This particular fan of his is so obsessed with the idea of having Jimmy back on the rink and is so much the type to think about these things a lot that he manages to find a loophole in the Figure Skating Championships rulebook that Jimmy then exploits.

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* In ''Film/BladesOfGlory'', Jimmy The Kid in the ''[[Franchise/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' sequels is portrayed as a mild example of this.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Played scarily straight in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' by the new antagonist, Kylo Ren. He's a fanatic of the late Darth Vader trying to live up to his legacy, even collecting his artifacts (including
having one of these is kind of what causes procured his helmet from his funeral pyre, which he speaks to as if it was the plot man himself), while trying to kick off, but in a surprisingly non-scary way in spite of some avoid any of the creepy things redeeming features that the LoonyFan says led to him. This particular fan of his is so obsessed with the idea of having Jimmy back on the rink and is so much the type to think about these things a lot that he manages to find a loophole in the Figure Skating Championships rulebook that Jimmy then exploits.[[spoiler:his grandfather's HeelFaceTurn]].



* ''Film/BobRoberts'' has a collection of {{Loony Fan}}s (including an early Jack Black) who start off as kooky religious fanatics and then quickly upgrade to outright malicious when they assault a group of protestors outside one of his concerts. [[spoiler: One of them is implied to have shot and killed Bugs Raplin, who was exposing some of Roberts' dirty secrets until Roberts faked an assassination attempt (and the parapeligia that followed) and pinned the blame on him, and when one of the fans camped outside his house catches him walking around by a window, he immediately assumes it was a miracle instead suspecting any foul play.]]
* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Bombshell}}'', in which glamorous Hollywood star Lola Burns has a Loony Fan who keeps popping up and telling her she has to come home to take care of their babies.
* Played scarily straight in ''Star Wars Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'' by the new antagonist, Kylo Ren. He's a fanatic of the late Darth Vader trying to live up to his legacy, even collecting his artifacts (including having procured his helmet from his funeral pyre, which he speaks to as if it was the man himself), while trying to avoid any of the redeeming features that led to [[spoiler:his grandfather's HeelFaceTurn]].
* The BigBad of ''Film/TheDeadPool'', Harlan Rook.
* Edward Nygma of ''Film/BatmanForever'' was a big-time one of these for Bruce Wayne, but when Bruce turned down his offer to be a partner in his pet project (which his boss Stickley had shut down), his admiration turned to bitterness and downright loathing, turning him into the Riddler.
* The 2016 Indian thriller ''Fan'' has Creator/ShahRukhKhan playing both an example of this trope and the actor who he idolizes (possibly a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of [=SRK=] himself). The fan (a lookalike who is locally noted for staging impressions of the actor's films) goes to dark and dangerous lengths to try and impress the actor in question, and after being rebuffed, goes to extraordinary lengths to try and discredit him by assuming the actor's identity.



* Taken to [[DarkerAndEdgier dark extremes]] with Annie Wilkes of Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Literature/Misery}}''. Annie is a former nurse and the biggest fan of Paul Sheldon, who writes the Misery series. She saves his life when he has a car wreck and nurses him to health. Unfortunately, Paul's latest novel gets released while Paul is in her care, and Annie finds out that Misery has been killed off. Annie doesn't take this well. [[AxCrazy AT ALL.]]

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* Taken to [[DarkerAndEdgier dark extremes]] with Annie Wilkes of Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Literature/Misery}}''. Annie is a former nurse ''Literature/TheCulture'': A less technologically advanced civ, the GFCF, imitate the Culture and think that they are the biggest best people in the galaxy. They don't do it very well, and although the Culture consider them vague allies, they don't take them seriously. This could be a mistake...
* OlderThanSteam: ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Sanson Carrásco presents himself as the number one
fan of Paul Sheldon, who writes Don Quixote and discusses various [[SeriesContinuityError continuity errors]] with him and Sancho. However, his real goal is to help the Misery series. She saves poor, mad fool regain his life when he has a car wreck and nurses him to health. Unfortunately, Paul's latest novel gets released while Paul is sanity by following in her care, and Annie finds out that Misery has been killed off. Annie doesn't take this well. [[AxCrazy AT ALL.]]his third quest. HilarityEnsues.



* Literature/TheCulture: A less technologically advanced civ, the GFCF, imitate the Culture and think that they are the best people in the galaxy. They don't do it very well, and although the Culture consider them vague allies, they don't take them seriously. This could be a mistake...
* OlderThanSteam: ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Sanson Carrásco presents himself as the number one fan of Don Quixote and discusses various [[SeriesContinuityError continuity errors]] with him and Sancho. However, his real goal is to help the poor, mad fool regain his sanity by following in his third quest. HilarityEnsues.

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* Literature/TheCulture: A less technologically advanced civ, Taken to [[DarkerAndEdgier dark extremes]] with Annie Wilkes of Creator/StephenKing's ''{{Literature/Misery}}''. Annie is a former nurse and the GFCF, imitate the Culture and think that they are the best people in the galaxy. They don't do it very well, and although the Culture consider them vague allies, they don't take them seriously. This could be a mistake...
* OlderThanSteam: ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Sanson Carrásco presents himself as the number one
biggest fan of Don Quixote Paul Sheldon, who writes the ''Misery'' series. She saves his life when he has a car wreck and discusses various [[SeriesContinuityError continuity errors]] with nurses him to health. Unfortunately, Paul's latest novel gets released while Paul is in her care, and Sancho. However, his real goal is to help the poor, mad fool regain his sanity by following in his third quest. HilarityEnsues.Annie finds out that Misery has been killed off. Annie doesn't take this well. [[AxeCrazy AT ALL.]]



* Mel in ''FlightOfTheConchords'' - president and sole member of the band's fan club and relentless stalker.

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* Mel in ''FlightOfTheConchords'' - ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'' -- president and sole member of the band's fan club and relentless stalker.



* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', we got Dragonface, a young kid who utterly idolizes our titular duo. So much so that they put a Fifty foot restraining order on him before Season 2 started. Which got pushed up to ''500'' feet in ''episode 2''.

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* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', we got Dragonface, a young kid who utterly idolizes our titular duo. So much so that they put a Fifty foot 50-foot restraining order on him before Season 2 started. Which got pushed up to ''500'' feet in ''episode 2''.


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* The most high-class and intellectual example is probably Creator/{{Voltaire}}, who (as part of his [[ForeignCultureFetish undying love of English thinkers]]) absolutely adored Sir UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton and his work. Because both Newton and [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]] invented calculus independently at about the same time, there was a rivalry in the 18th century between their respective followers. Voltaire, as a partisan of Newton, therefore wrote a number of hackjobs on Leibniz, most famously ''Literature/{{Candide}}''. What makes this insane is that by the time Voltaire was writing, both Newton and Leibniz were long dead and Voltaire was really the only person who gave a damn about who invented calculus.
6th Mar '17 4:25:57 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': While Noah was in prison between seasons 2 and 3, a prison guard from his Pennsylvania hometown named John Gunther becomes obsessed with Noah and envious of his success as a writer. He regularly torments (at one point even returning Noah a picture of Alison that he previously stole [[{{Squick}} covered with semen]]) and assaults Noah in prison and continues stalking him after he gets out, culminating in an attempted murder.
* ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' had Penelope Taynt (played by Amanda, herself), a nerdy fangirl and webmistress of her own Amanda fan site (which actually exists!).
* After G'Kar's personal diary is published (without his permission, as he hadn't finished it yet) as a holy book, in the fifth season of ''Series/BabylonFive'', he is hailed by his people as a prophet, gaining a following in the hundreds of thousands. Hundreds (at a minimum) of Narns travel to the station to learn at his feet, to his utter horror. He ends up ordering the Narn who created the G'Kar religious statuettes (which he despised) to leave him be and go back home. Shortly before G'Kar leaves the station for good (to get away from his followers), that Narn tries to shoot him and ends up wounding Garibaldi's fiancée by accident.
* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', when their secret is finally revealed, they encounter a young witch who wants to join their coven. After she breaks into their house and is promptly shut down, she doesn't take it well and ends up shooting Piper.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the mini-episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]], the Fifth and Tenth Doctors accidentally meet. Ten, delighted, immediately recognizes his former self, but Five takes him for an obsessive fan and is most annoyed.
* In one episode of ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', the title organization is hired to protect a rock star from a LoonyFan. Echo becomes a back-up singer, while another Active becomes a BigNameFan.
* One episode of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' involves a {{Woobie}} LoonyFan. Stanley Stover has had a very hard childhood of paternal abandonment and constant bullying all through school. At a young age, superhero comics and movies offered escape, and he came to identify with these superheroes completely. He had been stealing memorabilia since late grade school, but at twenty-three, he felt driven to accelerate the pace of his thefts. By this time, he was also dressing as his own secret identity, the Crimson Crusader. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that while on probation he received psychiatric help.
* Mel in ''FlightOfTheConchords'' - president and sole member of the band's fan club and relentless stalker.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** Frasier visits one (with a StalkerShrine, no less) when he's trying to track down a tape of one of his past shows.
** In another episode, he invites his internet fanclub round to his flat, cooking an enormous buffet for them. It turns out to consist of three creepy obsessives with NoSocialSkills.



* In ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Creator/SarahSilverman is the equally alliterative Marci Maven, who is like this UpToEleven, to the point that she's furnished her house with furniture Monk threw out, and she's wearing his old pants. Apparently Monk also took out a restraining order against her. Amusingly this extends to minor MetaGal traits, like referring to his cases by episode title.
* The ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode "Danse Macabre" featured am obsessed fan who followed a horror writer from the US to the UK and eventually [[spoiler:cut the head off her dead body and carried back to America with him]].
* Played with in an episode of the short-lived HBO series of Tenacious D. It starts with Lee, a fan who is overly-obsessed with Tenacious D, but afterwards the Tenacious D duo becomes overly-obsessed with Lee, culminating with his murder.
* Mel in ''FlightOfTheConchords'' - president and sole member of the band's fan club and relentless stalker.



* In ''Series/ImAlanPartridge'', Alan encounters his self-proclaimed "Biggest Fan," who starts with simple things like an autograph request and a too-long handshake and eventually reveals a Stalker Shrine filled with photos and memorabilia. He also has Alan's face tattooed across his torso.
* The ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode "Danse Macabre" featured am obsessed fan who followed a horror writer from the US to the UK and eventually [[spoiler:cut the head off her dead body and carried back to America with him]].
* In ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Creator/SarahSilverman is the equally alliterative Marci Maven, who is like this UpToEleven, to the point that she's furnished her house with furniture Monk threw out, and she's wearing his old pants. Apparently Monk also took out a restraining order against her. Amusingly this extends to minor MetaGal traits, like referring to his cases by episode title.
%%* An episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had a fan of [=McGee=]'s book series was real and start killing people that resembled his characters, who are based on people he sees. This due to the fact he read some pages that stated were trying to kill the character [=McGee=]'s character.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** The current page quote comes from a sketch about a support group for obsessive fans of ''MrBelvedere''. They play a game called "Should and Shouldn't" which "helps keep the line between fantasy and reality a little less blurry":
-->'''Chris Farley:''' I ''should'' want to say "Hi!" to Mr. Belvedere. I ''shouldn't'' want to kidnap him and keep him in a big glass jar in my basement.\\
'''Tom Hanks:''' Okay, okay. That's good, we get that. But why? Why shouldn't you do that?\\
'''Chris Farley:''' [beat] Uh, because his breath would fog up the glass and I couldn't see him then?
** They once did a direct parody of ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' featuring Roseanne Barr as Dana Carvey's biggest fan. After Carvey announces he's retiring the Church Lady character, then gets into a car accident with John Lovitz, Barr rescues him (but apparently left Lovitz to die). When she finds out he's killed off the Church Lady, she starts trying to dress him up as her, to the point of painfully shoving orthopedic shoes on his mangled legs. They get in a fight, until Lovitz shows up completely unharmed, kills Barr, and [[spoiler: kills Carvey so he can steal the Church Lady character.]]



* Subverted in the ''ShakeItUp'' episode "Copy Kat it Up", wherein a shy, socially-awkward girl named Kat seems to have a near-stalkerish obsession with the girls, especially [=CeCe=]. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a BatmanGambit to get a spot dancing on the show]].
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had Becky Rosen, a parody of some of the show's more extreme fans, who wrote incest fanfiction about Sam and Dean. She later used a LovePotion supplied by a [[DealWithTheDevil crossroads demon]] to entice Sam into marrying her. She also tied him to a bed and [[TapOnTheHead knocked him out with a waffle iron]] when he tried to escape.
* Played with in an episode of the short-lived HBO series of ''Tenacious D''. It starts with Lee, a fan who is overly-obsessed with Tenacious D, but afterwards the Tenacious D duo becomes overly-obsessed with Lee, culminating with his murder.



* In one episode of ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'', the title organization is hired to protect a rock star from a LoonyFan. Echo becomes a back-up singer, while another Active becomes a BigNameFan.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' mini-episode "Time Crash", the Fifth and Tenth Doctors accidentally meet. Ten, delighted, immediately recognizes his former self, but Five takes him for an obsessive fan and is most annoyed.
* ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' had Penelope Taynt (played by Amanda, herself), a nerdy fangirl and webmistress of her own Amanda fan site (which actually exists!)
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had Becky Rosen, a parody of some of the show's more extreme fans, who wrote incest fanfiction about Sam and Dean. She later used a LovePotion supplied by a [[DealWithTheDevil crossroads demon]] to entice Sam into marrying her. She also tied him to a bed and [[TapOnTheHead knocked him out with a waffle iron]] when he tried to escape.
* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', when their secret is finally revealed, they encounter a young witch who wants to join their coven. After she breaks into their house and is promptly shut down, she doesn't take it well and ends up shooting Piper.
%%* An episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' had a fan of [=McGee=]'s book series was real and start killing people that resembled his characters, who are based on people he sees. This due to the fact he read some pages that stated were trying to kill the character [=McGee=]'s character.
* After G'Kar's personal diary is published (without his permission, as he hadn't finished it yet) as a holy book, in the fifth season of ''Series/BabylonFive'', he is hailed by his people as a prophet, gaining a following in the hundreds of thousands. Hundreds (at a minimum) of Narns travel to the station to learn at his feet, to his utter horror. He ends up ordering the Narn who created the G'Kar religious statuettes (which he despised) to leave him be and go back home. Shortly before G'Kar leaves the station for good (to get away from his followers), that Narn tries to shoot him and ends up wounding Garibaldi's fiancee by accident.
* Subverted in the ''ShakeItUp'' episode "Copy Kat it Up", wherein a shy, socially-awkward girl named Kat seems to have a near-stalkerish obsession with the girls, especially [=CeCe=]. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a BatmanGambit to get a spot dancing on the show]].
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** The current page quote comes from a sketch about a support group for obsessive fans of ''MrBelvedere''. They play a game called "Should and Shouldn't" which "helps keep the line between fantasy and reality a little less blurry":
-->'''Chris Farley:''' I ''should'' want to say "Hi!" to Mr. Belvedere. I ''shouldn't'' want to kidnap him and keep him in a big glass jar in my basement.\\
'''Tom Hanks:''' Okay, okay. That's good, we get that. But why? Why shouldn't you do that?\\
'''Chris Farley:''' [beat] Uh, because his breath would fog up the glass and I couldn't see him then?
** They once did a direct parody of ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' featuring Roseanne Barr as Dana Carvey's biggest fan. After Carvey announces he's retiring the Church Lady character, then gets into a car accident with John Lovitz, Barr rescues him (but apparently left Lovitz to die). When she finds out he's killed off the Church Lady, she starts trying to dress him up as her, to the point of painfully shoving orthopedic shoes on his mangled legs. They get in a fight, until Lovitz shows up completely unharmed, kills Barr, and [[spoiler: kills Carvey so he can steal the Church Lady character.]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** Frasier visits one (with a StalkerShrine, no less) when he's trying to track down a tape of one of his past shows.
** In another episode, he invites his internet fanclub round to his flat, cooking an enormous buffet for them. It turns out to consist of three creepy obsessives with NoSocialSkills.
* One episode of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' involves a {{Woobie}} LoonyFan. Stanley Stover has had a very hard childhood of paternal abandonment and constant bullying all through school. At a young age, superhero comics and movies offered escape, and he came to identify with these superheroes completely. He had been stealing memorabilia since late grade school, but at twenty-three, he felt driven to accelerate the pace of his thefts. By this time, he was also dressing as his own secret identity, the Crimson Crusader. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that while on probation he received psychiatric help.
* In ''Series/ImAlanPartridge'', Alan encounters his self-proclaimed "Biggest Fan," who starts with simple things like an autograph request and a too-long handshake and eventually reveals a Stalker Shrine filled with photos and memorabilia. He also has Alan's face tattooed across his torso.
* ''Series/TheAffair'': While Noah was in prison between seasons 2 and 3, a prison guard from his Pennsylvania hometown named John Gunther becomes obsessed with Noah and envious of his success as a writer. He regularly torments (at one point even returning Noah a picture of Alison that he previously stole [[{{Squick}} covered with semen]]) and assaults Noah in prison and continues stalking him after he gets out, culminating in an attempted murder.



* ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' (a comic which itself focused on fans of various sci-fi / fantasy shows) played with this concept when it introduced the character of Tim the Fanboy, a geeky stereotypical 'fanboy' who was a near-obsessive fan of the main characters. Unfortunately for them, once he realized that they weren't perfect, he felt betrayed and in turn betrayed them to become the 'fan' of a psychopathic time-travelling warlord who was doing her very best to wipe them out of existence.
* The fan who [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/my-first-convention/ wouldn't let go]] from ''Webcomic/LoadingArtist''.
* Piro and Largo's characters in the [[ShowWithinAShow Endgames]] videogame-world of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' acquire a loony fan; Largo promptly [[FunnyMoments throws him off a cliff]]. As for the regular world...most of the main female characters have vast legions of stalkery fans at varying levels of creepiness (some are just obsessive, others are obsessive about collecting {{Panty Shot}}s of their idols).
* Isabelle of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is one of Zii (and to a lesser extent her rock band). She dresses and styles her hair exactly like Zii, wants to be called "Izz", and for some reason thinks Zii is way more rich and famous than she actually is. She also displays a lot of StalkerWithACrush tendencies, and one point admitted to Zii's face that IJustWantToBeYou (before quickly {{Verbal Backspac|e}}ing it to "be ''like'' you").



* ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' (a comic which itself focused on fans of various sci-fi / fantasy shows) played with this concept when it introduced the character of Tim the Fanboy, a geeky stereotypical 'fanboy' who was a near-obsessive fan of the main characters. Unfortunately for them, once he realized that they weren't perfect, he felt betrayed and in turn betrayed them to become the 'fan' of a psychopathic time-travelling warlord who was doing her very best to wipe them out of existence.



* Piro and Largo's characters in the [[ShowWithinAShow Endgames]] videogame-world of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' acquire a loony fan; Largo promptly [[FunnyMoments throws him off a cliff]]. As for the regular world...most of the main female characters have vast legions of stalkery fans at varying levels of creepiness (some are just obsessive, others are obsessive about collecting {{Panty Shot}}s of their idols).
* The fan who [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/my-first-convention/ wouldn't let go]] from ''Webcomic/LoadingArtist''.
* Isabelle of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is one of Zii (and to a lesser extent her rock band). She dresses and styles her hair exactly like Zii, wants to be called "Izz", and for some reason thinks Zii is way more rich and famous than she actually is. She also displays a lot of StalkerWithACrush tendencies, and one point admitted to Zii's face that IJustWantToBeYou (before quickly {{Verbal Backspac|e}}ing it to "be ''like'' you").

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* Piro ''Webcomic/TheSwordInterval'': The antagonist of the first arc [[spoiler:turns out to be a teenage fanboy of experienced monster hunter David Shimizu, who's recently retired. The kid summons a dangerous monster to try and Largo's characters get Shimizu to come out of retirement. It ends up working, but not in the [[ShowWithinAShow Endgames]] videogame-world of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' acquire a loony fan; Largo promptly [[FunnyMoments throws him off a cliff]]. As for way the regular world...most of kid wanted -- David and heroine Fall end up saving the main female characters have vast legions of stalkery fans at varying levels of creepiness (some are just obsessive, others are obsessive about collecting {{Panty Shot}}s of their idols).
* The fan who [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/my-first-convention/ wouldn't let go]]
kid from ''Webcomic/LoadingArtist''.
* Isabelle of ''Webcomic/MenageA3''
the monster he summoned. The kid is one of Zii (and to a lesser extent her rock band). She dresses and styles her hair exactly like Zii, wants to be called "Izz", and for some reason thinks Zii is way more rich and famous than she actually is. She also displays a lot of StalkerWithACrush tendencies, and one point admitted to Zii's face that IJustWantToBeYou (before quickly {{Verbal Backspac|e}}ing it to "be ''like'' you").then arrested.]]
26th Feb '17 12:44:40 PM nombretomado
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* Jimmy "Mmy" from JhonenVasquez's ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', although he is considerably less insane than [[AxCrazy Nny]].

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* Jimmy "Mmy" from JhonenVasquez's Creator/JhonenVasquez's ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', although he is considerably less insane than [[AxCrazy Nny]].
21st Feb '17 12:32:55 PM RaygunJustice
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* Harvey Comics' "New Kids on the Block" had Fanny Tweetersweet, an obsessive fan who ACTUALLY developed a radar and other technologies for the sole purpose of tracking them down.
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12th Feb '17 2:05:21 PM Sakubara
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* There have been several cases of Japanese {{Otaku}}s being this to female seiyuus (well those without the stereotypical PerverseSexualLust anyway) to the point where it can reach StalkerWithACrush levels. A good example is [[http://kotaku.com/man-carrying-a-knife-storms-anime-event-in-tokyo-554352536 an incident in 2013]] where a man with a knife disrupted a screening of ''[[Anime/HyperdimensionNeptunia Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation]]'' and demanded to see Creator/RieTanaka. Thankfully, the man was arrested and security for future events was tightened.
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