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* ''WesternAnimation/GrojBand'': Kate and Allie are Groj Band's biggest (and, perhaps, only) fans. In "Group Hug", they kidnap Cory and hold him prisoner in their Groj Band shrine till he writes a song about then.
3rd Sep '17 2:59:22 PM Lemia
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* Tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed by a crazed Steffi Graf fan who resented that Seles had overtaken Graf as the world's top-ranked female tennis player. Fortunately, Seles survived and eventually recovered enough to return to playing tennis. Unfortunately, the fan ''did'' succeed in their mission to make sure that Graf would return to the top spot in tennis as Seles was never able to fully regain the nigh-unbeatable form she had before the attack.
14th Aug '17 9:45:35 AM megarockman
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** The Mane Six all get a wave of them after Twilight's old Friendship Journal is published in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E14FameAndMisfortune "Fame And Misfortune"]]. Fluttershy is harassed for supposedly having AesopAmnesia about assertiveness, Rarity breaks down when she overhears fans badmouthing her and her boutique gets boycotted, the Apples can't get any work done because they're swamped continually hosting AJ's fans who take her "your family is your friends" lesson too literally, Rainbow Dash can't go anywhere without her fans fawning over how awesome she is (even if she agrees, hearing it constantly is annoying), Pinkie Pie can't say anything without everypony laughing over how funny she is (even when she isn't going for comedy), and Twilight is quite miffed at how fans complain about her "character development" in the Journal and think that she was better before she got wings and should have stayed in Canterlot (completely ignoring the fact that the Journal is nonfiction[[note]]OK, nonfiction as far as the world of Equestria is concerned [[/note]] and that she's an actual pony).
7th Aug '17 2:45:11 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' the Adoring Fan ([[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep no, that's his actual name]]) starts pestering you after you win the title of Arena champion. He's loud, obnoxious, and tends to flee from combat - but this is all intentional, due to him being a TakeThat to those who wanted multiplayer in the game. Unlike most examples of this trope, though, he will leave you alone if you tell him to ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential even if you're both in]] [[{{Mordor}} Oblivion]]).

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' the Adoring Fan ([[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep no, that's his actual name]]) starts pestering you after you win the title of Arena champion. He's loud, obnoxious, and tends to flee from combat - but this is all intentional, due to him being a TakeThat to those who wanted multiplayer in the game. Unlike most examples of this trope, though, he will leave you alone if you tell him to ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential even if you're both in]] [[{{Mordor}} Oblivion]]).Mehrunes Dagon's realm]]).
7th Aug '17 2:39:35 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** "[[FanNickname Foamy]]", who appears ''[[OneSceneWonder twice]]'', is one of these. His only distinguishing characteristic is how he foams at the mouth and collapses on the ground whenever Aang is nearby.

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** "[[FanNickname Foamy]]", who appears ''[[OneSceneWonder twice]]'', is one of these. His only distinguishing characteristic is how he foams at the mouth and collapses on the ground whenever Aang is nearby. Or at the very least thinks Aang is nearby; when Sokka and Katara go back to Kyoshi Island without Aang he winds up embarrassing himself and walks off in shame.
2nd Aug '17 2:46:15 AM WillBGood
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9th May '17 7:56:58 AM rafi
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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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