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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.
28th Jan '17 4:39:26 PM StFan
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** Jimmy Neutron's hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god.

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** Jimmy Neutron's hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god.
28th Jan '17 4:37:55 PM StFan
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'s hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god.
** However in the ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' episode, "Cutting the Ultra Lord", Sheen goes mental after being away from Ultra Lord for so long. When he rescues Nesmith and Doppy from a monster, he realizes that he doesn't need Ultra Lord anymore because on Zeenu he's [[CallBack ULTRA SHEEN]]!

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Jimmy Neutron]]'s Neutron's hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god.
** However in the ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' episode, episode "Cutting the Ultra Lord", Sheen goes mental after being away from Ultra Lord for so long. When he rescues Nesmith and Doppy from a monster, he realizes that he doesn't need Ultra Lord anymore because on Zeenu he's [[CallBack ULTRA SHEEN]]!
11th Jan '17 6:49:35 PM LloydNebulon
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'s hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god. However, he seems to have lost his obsession permanently in ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen''. This is due to being a superhero on Ultra Lord.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'s hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god. However, he seems to have lost his obsession permanently
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11th Jan '17 6:42:58 PM LloydNebulon
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresofJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'s hyperactive best pal, Sheen (pictured above) is totally obsessed with Ultra Lord. He's got tons and tons of Ultra Lord merchandise, wrote the whole Ultra Lord website and firmly believes in Ultra Lord, even as a god. However, he seems to have lost his obsession permanently in ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen''. This is due to being a superhero on Ultra Lord.
10th Jan '17 7:11:32 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
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