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14th Jan '18 2:30:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'', Sam Byck rants into a tape recorder on how desperately the world needs SillyLoveSongs, and that he's going to fly a plane into the White House to show how much he cares. The message is ostensibly directed at LeonardBernstein, but the lyrics he quotes are by Creator/StephenSondheim, composer of ''Assassins''...

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* In ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'', Sam Byck rants into a tape recorder on how desperately the world needs SillyLoveSongs, and that he's going to fly a plane into the White House to show how much he cares. The message is ostensibly directed at LeonardBernstein, Music/LeonardBernstein, but the lyrics he quotes are by Creator/StephenSondheim, composer of ''Assassins''...
25th Oct '17 9:20:21 AM DracoKanji
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' had one who was also a LoonyFan who took Sonic in after accidentally putting him in a full body cast. Among other things, he argued with Sonic about ''his own life'' and made him role play one of his fan fictions (his only "family friendly" one, with Sonic playing Tails). The whole thing is a parody of Stephen King's ''{{Literature/Misery}}''. In an amusing inversion, Sonic points out that he's the first [[UnpleasableFanbase to not criticize everything Sonic does]].
18th Oct '17 10:06:17 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim 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.
** ''Oblivion'' also has the devoted fanboy you pick up when you become Grand Champion of the 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 Dark Brotherhood 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 Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' all have The series has M'aiq[[note]](pronounced ''my-eek'')[[/note]] the Liar Lair, a recurring EasterEgg LegacyCharacter. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who makes [[AuthorAvatar voices the opinions]] of the series' creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to both the [[TakeThatAudience audience]] (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above [[SelfDeprecation taking some]] at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]]. Most of his comments are jokes about, rebuts, and insults toward fan complaints about elements which were changed or not included in the current game, some of which are in past installments.
** ''Oblivion'' also ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has the devoted fanboy you pick up when you become Grand Champion of the 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 ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' uses a similar fanboy for another TakeThat. If the Dark Brotherhood missions are played, you learn that one of the assassins once killed a Grand Champion by disguising himself an annoying fan.
19th Sep '17 8:13:21 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': gives us Ronaldo in "Rocknaldo" where he asks to join the Crystal Gems and has even designated himself as "Bloodstone", parodying fans' tendency to create Gem versions of themselves, or Gemsonas, for fun or for RPing. Unfortunately, he also becomes an extremely CausticCritic of practically everything Steven and the Gems do, mirroring the harassment the Crewniverse receives from certain segments of the fandom whenever they release episodes or side material that those segments don't like. Steven ends up telling him off for this.
18th Sep '17 7:11:54 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': gives us Ronaldo in "Rocknaldo" where he asks to join the Crystal Gems and has even designated himself as "Bloodstone", parodying fans' tendency to create Gem versions of themselves, or Gemsonas, for fun or for RPing. Unfortunately, he also becomes an extremely CausticCritic of practically everything Steven and the Gems do, mirroring the harassment the Crewniverse receives from certain segments of the fandom whenever they release episodes or side material that those segments don't like. Steven ends up telling him off for this.
30th Aug '17 6:57:04 PM nombretomado
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* In BabySittersClub ''Mallory Pike, #1 Fan,'' Mallory is this for her favorite YA author. First she sends her letter after letter after letter, growing angry when she doesn't respond to it ''personally,'' tracks her down to her home and makes herself the author's assistant...and then later gets angry at her because not all the events in her FICTION series actually happened to her in real life, and thought her a bad writer and a liar for it.

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* In BabySittersClub Literature/TheBabySittersClub ''Mallory Pike, #1 Fan,'' Mallory is this for her favorite YA author. First she sends her letter after letter after letter, growing angry when she doesn't respond to it ''personally,'' tracks her down to her home and makes herself the author's assistant...and then later gets angry at her because not all the events in her FICTION series actually happened to her in real life, and thought her a bad writer and a liar for it.
19th Aug '17 2:49:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* Dan [=DiDio=] [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100706192704/http://www.schwapponline.com/2010/05/new-low.html created one for a specific fan]][[note]]link via archive.org.[[/note]]. And set him up as a supervillain, so he could get beaten up. Oh, and made sure to make him CampGay.

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* Dan [=DiDio=] [[http://web.archive.org/web/20100706192704/http://www.schwapponline.com/2010/05/new-low.html created one named "Harold Winer" for a specific fan]][[note]]link via archive.org.[[/note]]. And set him up as a supervillain, so he could get beaten up. Oh, and made sure to make him CampGay.
31st Jul '17 5:49:19 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Caprice Coleman tried to make their Cabinet's campaign to "Make Wrestling Great Again" look more popular than it really was by employing "fans" to chant for them at Wrestling/RingOfHonor events. The actual ticket buyers were [[IntendedAudienceReaction not amused]].[[/folder]]

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* Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Caprice Coleman tried to make their Cabinet's campaign to "Make Wrestling Great Again" look [[AstroTurf more popular than it really was was]] by employing "fans" to chant for them at Wrestling/RingOfHonor events. The actual ticket buyers were [[IntendedAudienceReaction not amused]].[[/folder]]
31st Jul '17 5:48:18 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Caprice Coleman tried to make their Cabinet's campaign to "Make Wrestling Great Again" look more popular than it really was by employing "fans" to chant for them at Wrestling/RingOfHonor events. The actual ticket buyers were [[IntendedAudienceReaction not amused]].[[/folder]]
17th Jun '17 9:29:38 AM nombretomado
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* Davan and Jason's meeting the {{catgirl}}s of ''WebComic/SomethingPositive'', complete with long rant by [[AuthorAvatar authorial stand-in]]. Randy probably just wants to scare away the 'bad' audience (as opposed to the good audience, which he's adamant is most of the readers). Milholland also created a strip in ''Webcomic/SuperStupor'' about a superhero whose power is essentially {{retcon}}ning, and used that to take a jab at [[RunningTheAsylum comic book creators who try to force the comics to be like they were when they were young]], ''[[JoeQuesada Joe]]''. The strip also decried people who get their opinions from a site called [=TVTropes=].com (most likely a knock-off of our great and glorious wiki) rather than forming their own. There was another poking fun at some of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'''s older fans taking things too seriously (Based on a real incident about a midnight release costume contest)

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* Davan and Jason's meeting the {{catgirl}}s of ''WebComic/SomethingPositive'', complete with long rant by [[AuthorAvatar authorial stand-in]]. Randy probably just wants to scare away the 'bad' audience (as opposed to the good audience, which he's adamant is most of the readers). Milholland also created a strip in ''Webcomic/SuperStupor'' about a superhero whose power is essentially {{retcon}}ning, and used that to take a jab at [[RunningTheAsylum comic book creators who try to force the comics to be like they were when they were young]], ''[[JoeQuesada ''[[Creator/JoeQuesada Joe]]''. The strip also decried people who get their opinions from a site called [=TVTropes=].com (most likely a knock-off of our great and glorious wiki) rather than forming their own. There was another poking fun at some of ''Franchise/HarryPotter'''s older fans taking things too seriously (Based on a real incident about a midnight release costume contest)
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