Created By: TwentyTwoSevenths on January 27, 2012 Last Edited By: TwentyTwoSevenths on January 28, 2012

Fandom Catchphrase

A catchphrase the fanbase uses.

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Do We Have This One?, Needs More Examples.

When a person says a phrase over and over, it's their Catch-Phrase. When more than one people say it, it's a Phrase-Catcher. But when this gets turned Up to Eleven in Real Life, we get the Fandom Catchphrase.


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Western Animation
  • Fans of My Little Pony Friendshipis Magic are particularly fond of this trope:
    • Welcome to the herd!
    • X is best pony!
    • And many more.

Web Original
Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • January 27, 2012
  • January 27, 2012
    ^Ah, yes, you see, Memetic Mutation is different. A meme is more visual, a Fandom Catchphrase is more spoken.
  • January 27, 2012
    ^ Not necessarily. Many memes are visual, but they don't have to be. Every one of the entries you've listed are already on Memetic Mutation. In fact, the majority of entries on Memetic Mutation in general are quotes anyway,
  • January 28, 2012
    "I'll be in my bunk" has migrated at least somewhat out of the Firefly fandom to be a more general fandom phrase (usually a complement to a steamy fanfic)

    "Special hell" also started in Firefly and migrated out, but it's used in a joking manner. Usually something like, "I'm going to special hell for writing this incredibly perverse fanfic."
  • January 28, 2012
    ^"Special hell" is much older than Firefly.

    Agree that this is Memetic Mutation.
  • January 28, 2012
    I think this is a sub-trope of Memetic Mutation, but it may be widespread enough to be worth it's own page.

    The reason is some of these gain notoriety, like 'Live Long and Prosper'. Even non Star Trek fans will recognize that fan saying. Or 'May the Force Be With you', for that matter.

    Maybe if we focus on only things people say within conversation/posts like that. Like, not just any quote, however well loved. But you will read plenty of star wars articles that end with 'May the force be with you' or somewhere say 'The force is with this one'.

  • January 28, 2012
    Actually, i think what i said may be it's own trope. I'm making a YKTTW for it.
  • January 28, 2012
    This is not a trope, it's an Audience Reaction.