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22nd Mar '17 12:10:42 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' all have M'aiq[[note]](pronounced ''my-eek'')[[/note]] the Liar who makes jokes about, rebuts, and insults fan complaints about elements which were not included in the game, some of which are in past installments.
** ''Oblivion'' also has the devoted fanboy you pick up when you become grand champion of the arena battles, who is essentially a strawman for every overenthusiastic fan who won't take the hint to go away and die somewhere. If the idea was to drive home how annoying such a person can be, it worked... fans of the game [[MemeticMutation have a long and noble history]] of finding horrible things to do to him.
** ''Skyrim'' then uses a similar fanboy for another TakeThat. If the Assassin missions are played, you learn that one of the assassins once killed a Grand Champion by disguising himself an annoying fan.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'',
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' all have M'aiq[[note]](pronounced ''my-eek'')[[/note]] the Liar who makes jokes about, rebuts, and insults fan complaints about elements which were not included in the game, some of which are in past installments.
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** ''Oblivion'' also has the devoted fanboy you pick up when you become grand champion Grand Champion of the arena battles, Imperial City Arena, who is essentially a strawman for every overenthusiastic fan who won't take the hint to go away and die somewhere. If the idea was to drive home how annoying such a person can be, it worked... fans of the game [[MemeticMutation have a long and noble history]] of finding horrible things to do to him.
** ''Skyrim'' then uses a similar fanboy for another TakeThat. If the Assassin Dark Brotherhood missions are played, you learn that one of the assassins once killed a Grand Champion by disguising himself an annoying fan.
17th Mar '17 11:27:22 PM CerotechOmega
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* During Nintendo's E3 2014 Digital Direct, Nintendo had a scene done by the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' crew. Someone sitting in the audience complains of Nintendo announcing another ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' game and that Nintendo should give them ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''. Instead, Reggie Fils-Aime eats a fire flower and shoots a fireball at the obnoxious fan. Later on, the fan shows up again complaining about a ''VideoGame/StarFox'' game, and Reggie gives a DeathGlare to him.

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* During Nintendo's E3 2014 Digital Direct, Nintendo had a scene done by the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' crew. Someone sitting in the audience complains of Nintendo announcing another ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' game and that Nintendo should give them ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}''. Instead, Reggie Fils-Aime eats a fire flower and shoots a fireball at the obnoxious fan. Later on, the fan shows up again complaining about a ''VideoGame/StarFox'' game, and Reggie gives a DeathGlare to him.fries him with EyeBeams.
11th Mar '17 9:31:46 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Fillmore}}'' episode "The Unseen Reflection" featured some fans of a young-adult sci-fi fantasy book series who took it far, far too seriously. This particular episode is a good skewering of fans and fandoms in general, complete with FandomRivalry and the MST3KMantra.

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* The ''{{Fillmore}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode "The Unseen Reflection" featured some fans of a young-adult sci-fi fantasy book series who took it far, far too seriously. This particular episode is a good skewering of fans and fandoms in general, complete with FandomRivalry and the MST3KMantra.
12th Feb '17 1:12:25 AM ablackraptor
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' did this towards Ward fans in Dirty Half-Dozen, taking several arguments Ward fans used and dumbing them down to be easily responded by May's "We all have our traumas. Get over it." The fact that there is response to that or the fact SHIELD also killed two innocent to save one of their own was not addressed left many Ward fans unamused.
** The season finale was even more unsubtle, using a character as an obvious stand-in for Stand With Ward fans by having her quote the name verbatim while condoning him torturing someone because she is in love with Ward; never mind that most Stand With Ward fans are people who believe he can be redeemed and sympathize with him, not people who think his actions are justified or agree with what he is doing.
25th Dec '16 8:30:23 AM Basara-kun
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* Although there is more to the character, Superboy-Prime from Franchise/TheDCU. Certain fans tend to focus on nothing but this one aspect of his character, largely because it sometimes reaches a very mean-spirited pitch.

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* Although there is more to the character, Superboy-Prime ComicBook/SuperboyPrime from Franchise/TheDCU. Certain fans tend to focus on nothing but this one aspect of his character, largely because it sometimes reaches a very mean-spirited pitch.
14th Dec '16 6:00:57 PM rjd1922
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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan video ''WebOriginal/ElementsOfCringe'' features a group of bronies crossing over into Equestria to drain their magic and turn into their {{OriginalCharacter}}s, while showing no actual empathy towards the ponies or world they claim to be fans of.

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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan video ''WebOriginal/ElementsOfCringe'' features a group of bronies crossing over into Equestria to drain their magic and turn into their {{OriginalCharacter}}s, {{Original Character}}s, while showing no actual empathy towards the ponies or world they claim to be fans of.
29th Nov '16 2:40:14 AM NEX7
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' did this towards Ward fans in Dirty Half-Dozen, taking several arguments Ward fans used and dumbing them down to be easily responded by May's "We all have our traumas. Get over it." The fact that there is response to that or the fact SHIELD also killed two innocent to save one of their own was not addressed left many Ward fans unamused.
** The season finale was even more unsubtle, using a character as an obvious stand-in for Stand With Ward fans by having her quote the name verbatim while condoning him torturing someone because she is in love with Ward; never mind that most Stand With Ward fans are people who believe he can be redeemed and sympathize with him, not people who think his actions are justified or agree with what he is doing.
21st Sep '16 6:45:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Collectimus. A big-headed, tantrum-throwing, sedentary, nasally-voice alien with NerdGlasses, he is presented as a parody of fans of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. Professing himself to be Ben 10's biggest fan, he is obsessed with Ben 10 trivia and merchandise, specifically "collecting" the latter. However, he disregards the "real" Ben, complaining that the world of Omniverse should be DarkerAndEdgier and showing interest only in items from [[{{Ben10}} when Ben was younger]] and from a [[Ben10AlienForce low quality]] [[Ben10UltimateAlien Animesque knock-off]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Collectimus. A big-headed, tantrum-throwing, sedentary, nasally-voice alien with NerdGlasses, he is presented as a parody of fans of Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. Professing himself to be Ben 10's biggest fan, he is obsessed with Ben 10 trivia and merchandise, specifically "collecting" the latter. However, he disregards the "real" Ben, complaining that the world of Omniverse should be DarkerAndEdgier and showing interest only in items from [[{{Ben10}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10}} when Ben was younger]] and from a [[Ben10AlienForce [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce low quality]] [[Ben10UltimateAlien [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Animesque knock-off]].
15th Sep '16 3:16:46 PM mkmlp
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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan video ''WebOriginal/ElementsOfCringe'' features a group of bronies crossing over into Equestria to drain their magic and turn into their {{OriginalCharacter}}s, while showing no actual empathy towards the ponies or world they claim to be fans of.
12th Aug '16 8:45:28 PM ablackraptor
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'' did this towards Ward fans in Dirty Half-Dozen, taking several arguments Ward fans used and dumbing them down to be responded by May's "We all have our traumas". [[SarcasmMode Yes, because an adult's one bad day is just as bad and easily comparable to 30 terrible years from practically birth, through childhood, through teenager hood, all the way into adulthood.]] The fact that this obvious response or the fact SHIELD also killed two innocent to save one of their own was not addressed left many Ward fans unamused.
** The season finale was even more unsubtle, using a character as an obvious stand-in for Stand With Ward fans by having her quote the name verbatim while condoning him torturing someone because she is in love with Ward; never mind that most Stand With Ward fans are people who believe he can be redeemed and sympathize with him, not people who think his actions are justified or agree with what he is doing.
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