->''"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."''
-->--'''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill'''

This is the one true index! All other indexes are heretics!
We are not fanatics, oh no, we are simply righteous!
Sadly, this index also contain a lot of heresy, and heresy of the worst kind: The fanatics, those who believe their lies just as strongly as we believe in the truth. And since they are the majority here, we grudgingly accept the title "index of fanatics". Also, our hands are tied: We cannot say which one of the tropes listed below is the one and only true path that expose all the others as lies. Why? Because that's the only way we could all agree on this text, that's why!

[[index]]
!!!'''What''' the one and only thing we care about is
* BombThrowingAnarchists: Cares only about spreading [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchy]].
* FanDumb: Cares about some work or genre of fiction (or some [[CelebCrush person]] or whatever else can be adored) to the exclusion of all else, and scorns those who don't.
* TheFundamentalist: Cares only about his beliefs, whether they are religious, ideological or academical.
* HateDumb: Cares only about hating some work or genre of fiction (or some person or whatever else can be hated), to the exclusion of all else, and if the FanHater as well, scorns those who don't.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Cares only about his country.
* PrinciplesZealot: Cares only about abstract principles. [-(Contrast ForGreatJustice for the unambiguously ''righteous'' version!)-]
* SingleIssueWonk: Cares only about one issue, even if others intersect they don't matter.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Cares only about results. [-(Contrast ForHappiness for the unambiguously ''righteous'' version!)-]

!!!'''Who''' we are
* AnimalWrongsGroup: Animal rights are more important than animal health and safety (including protecting other animals from disease or predation), than protecting human life and safety!
* ApocalypseCult: The end is ''here'' and we're going to bring it to you!
* CantArgueWithElves: We are the superior race! Accept this truth!
* DryCrusader: Alcohol and DrugsAreBad! Even if banning them leads to worse becoming available, and even if there are legitimate medical uses!
* FantasyForbiddingFather: My child is going to be a part of the family business instead of becoming something meaningless.
* GeneralRipper: GIVE ME WAR!!! KillEmAll! NukeEm! YEEEHAWWWW!
* HeteronormativeCrusader: SexIsEvil and we want to protect people from engaging in any disgusting activities like that.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: When you spend too much time fighting fanatics or evil people, you can often become one.
* HolierThanThou: There's no need for explaining this. We are purer than you!
* HollywoodAtheist: There is no god, and you must join me in my unbelief which is equivalent to belief!
* TheHunter: I will find you if you are what I seek, and I will ''[[IllKillYou kill]]'' you.
* KnightTemplar: I'm fighting for what's right! Don't give me that GrayAndGrayMorality and subjectivism! There is right and wrong and I am on the side of right!
* LawfulStupid: Uhh... it's the law/the way things have always been... right? I'm just going to let the others here tell me what to do. Duh.
* MadBomber: The [[FunnySchizophrenia voices in my head]] tell me FIRE FIRE BOMB BOMB KILL KILL KABOOM [[LaughingMad Heh, heh, HAAHAHAHAHAHA!]]
* MediaWatchdog: Was that a nipple I just saw on American broadcast TV? Does that...that statue David have... a PENIS?
* MoralGuardians: We must ban this filth on the media.
* MoralSociopathy: Who cares about your problems? We care about doing what we believe is right and just!
* OmnicidalManiac: IllKillYou KillEmAll KILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILL
* PowderKegCrowd: We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
* RightlySelfRighteous: We're entitled to look down on you lowly beings because we genuinely ''are'' right (like there was any doubt).
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: We'll stop the New World Order! You are ALL part of the New World Order, and we have guns!
* SmugStraightEdge: We don't drink, we don't smoke, we don't do drugs, we eat right, we work out, and/or we don't have improper sex. We also mock you for doing the opposite of what we're doing.
* SoulSavingCrusader: Everyone is going to hell unless I can win them to my belief system!
* StraightEdgeEvil: We don't drink, we don't smoke, we don't do drugs, we eat right, we work out, and/or we don't have improper sex. We also don't mind killing you if you do ''any'' of the above or if you somehow make us angry.
* StrawFeminist: AllMenArePerverts, AllMenAreRapists! Let's [[{{Gendercide}} create a perfect world without men]]!
* StrawMisogynist: [[MadonnaWhoreComplex There are only two kinds of women in the world: good girls and sluts!]] Women should StayInTheKitchen and/or [[BabyFactory are only good for making sons]].
* StrawVegetarian: What do you mean a ''blood transplant?'' Blood isn't vegan!
* [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]]: My party right or wrong, my party is pure and bound to its most extreme doctrine...
* TautologicalTemplar: '''Everything''' we do is righteous!
* TerroristsWithoutACause: Because the cause ''is'' making you afraid.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The end justifies the means.
* WindmillCrusader: No one else can see why this is so important but I can!
* TheWitchHunter: Oh, you're not a member of the dominant monotheistic religion? You are but don't practice it the way I do? DIE!

!!!'''How''' we go about our business
* AbominationAccusationAttack: combined with AdHominem below, because why debate the issue when you can smear?
* AccentuateTheNegative: There can be ''nothing'' good about our opponents or their goals. Feeding starving children? Helping little old ladies across the street? There ''has'' to be a bad reason or bad motive.
* AcceptableTargets: It's okay to ridicule and scorn people of different demographics because they all deserve it!
* AccompliceByInaction: The criminal can wait. We are inclined to chop the heads off of those who did nothing to stop the criminals.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: Repent, you foul sinner!
* AdHominem: Combined with AbominationAccusationAttack above and/or Demonization and EveryoneIsSatanInHell below, a good way to make people hate our opponents.
* AggressiveCategorism: You MUST be a stereotype.
* AggressiveNegotiations: Negotiations? Peace talks? Let's just kill everyone who shows up.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: It doesn't matter how evil the crime is, it must be punished within the same degree.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Because once we're in power, we can make every wrong right!
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: We antagonize a certain person or persons because they are different from us.
* AmbitionIsEvil: We detest people who try to better themselves in their natural-born life!
* AppealToFear: Be afraid of what will happen if we aren't in control/of those people we don't like/of us and what we can do to you.
* AppealToForce: Obey or else.
* AppealToNature: Anything that is natural is good, and anything that is not is evil.
* AppealToNovelty: If we're left-wing or the BombThrowingAnarchist, we say the old ways must be destroyed by any means available, and the old structures must die!
* AppealToRidicule: Your arguments are not well-thought and it is ultimately worthy of being scorned and mocked.
* AppealToTradition: If we're right-wing we say modern thought and novelty is destroying society, and that only in traditional values and the past can we find security and truth.
* AppealToWorseProblems: Children are starving in Africa and you're here telling me about your misfortunes?!
* ArgumentOfContradictions: THE LOUDER WE SCREAM THE MORE RIGHT WE ARE!
* ArgumentumAdNauseam: We repeat the same things over and over again until people give up arguing with us.
* AssholeVictim: We will generally start with these to raise our appeal to more of society. After all, who wants to defend an animal abuser or a rapist?
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: How we make use of the AppealToFear and AppealToForce. If even challenging us is a CurbStompBattle, you might be less inclined to disagree.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Having a baby is the only way to solve every couples' problems, and if anyone doesn't have one, then woe unto them.
* BecauseISaidSo: We don't need to explain to you ignoramuses why it's right/wrong. Just accept the fact that it is!
* BigBrotherIsWatching: If we gain enough institutional power to invoke this, we will. Anything from a camera or a minder on you, to constant monitoring of all behavior.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: There are no shades of gray, no exculpatory or mitigating circumstances, no differences. The guy who stole a $1 candy bar is just as evil if not more so than the one who stole $100,000,000 from old people's pensions.
* {{Blackmail}}: We will often use this to humiliate someone or make them bow to our demands, never mind that it's also one of the most effective weapons ''against'' us.
* BlatantLies: When WillNotTellALie is not in effect, this often is. And the bigger and more outrageous the lie, the more unrelenting the BS onslaught, the better.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: We cannot grasp your morality just like you can't grasp ours. It's still more valid and reasonable than your morality, though.
* BlindObedience: We will do whatever our leaders say. We will not question, we will not debate, and we will never say ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
* BrutalHonesty: We tell the truth that hurts everyone's feelings than to tell lies that pleases them. Never sugarcoat the truth!
* BurnTheWitch
* BuryYourGays: Or "just" CureYourGays and [[DeadlyEuphemism reeducate]] the ones who aren't [[ArmoredClosetGay cured!]]
* CantTakeCriticism: How DARE you call us "fanatics?" We are the purest, truest expression of what we believe and you are in no place to criticize us!
* CategoryTraitor: How DARE you join a group that you shouldn't be a part of! Aren't you ashamed?!
* ChildrenAreAWaste: Our society is better off without bratty, spoiled, stupid, and useless children. How dare anyone make babies!
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Thinking for yourself is wrong! You ''will'' go along with us righteous people whether you like it or not!
* CondescendingCompassion: We feel sorry for morally inferior people. They've failed to accept the reality of true righteousness.
* DayOfTheJackboot: The glorious day on which we take over!
* DefiledForever: You have violated yourselves by your slight admiration of the opposite sex!
* {{Demonization}}: Accusing what you're against of being evil, or in some cases, literally having demons.
* DeadlyEuphemism: Because, you know, saying stuff like "kill" and "FinalSolution" and "lesser race" could make it hard for us to call Nazi on people without having it turned back on us!
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Downloading videos, music, etc. is of the devil and anyone who does this deserves to be punished!
* DisproportionateRetribution: We have the right to hand out extreme punishments for the tiniest offense!
* DivorceRequiresDeath: How dare you womenfolk wish to leave your men? Or alternately, how dare you men wish to leave your wives?
* DoubleStandard: We have respective standards that one gender must adhere to, although the other doesn't have to.
* DrugsAreBad: You dare take one little smoke of that cigarette and your morality is thrown out of the window!
* EasyRoadToHell: Don't do that small bad deed or you're going to hell!
* EnemiesEqualsGreatness: What defines us as the only righteous people is the antagonism from many lowly pathetic people who know we're better than them.
* EntitledToHaveYou: If you're a good person, you are obligated to sleep with him/her. No exceptions.
* EveryoneIsSatanInHell: TwistingTheWords and often engaging in an AssPull to "prove" evil exists somewhere.
* FalseDichotomy: Choose one or the other, there are no other options.
* FalseFlagOperation: ActivistFundamentalistAntics taken UpToEleven, where we pose as one of a group we dislike to do anything from turning society against them to starting a shooting war between them and us, via anything from slighting us to crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Populate right-wing fanatical movements to play on the people ''actually'' concerned with their families and "doing what's right."
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: Someone out there is black/female/gay/ETC and I DON'T LIKE IT!
* FelonyMisdemeanor: It doesn't matter if what you're doing doesn't seem like it's evil, you're still a horrible person.
* ForYourOwnGood: We are doing these cruel and horrible things to you because we care about you!
* GodwinsLaw: If you oppose our cause you're a Nazi! Even if we're the ones calling for racial and moral "purity" and you're the one we're trying to kill.
* GuiltByAssociationGag: Punishing one who has transgressed against a law isn't enough. Anyone who is associates with them are just as bad as him and they ''will'' be punished too!
* HonorBeforeReason: Reason would suggest talking this out. Honor mandates I blow your brains out.
* HonorRelatedAbuse: You do things that are not of what's right. You deserve to be physically abused by us.
* {{Hypocri|te}}sy: Because none of us can ''really'' be expected to live up to our own standards, now can we?
* JerkassHasAPoint: Admit the fact that we ''are'' right despite us being a bunch of certified assholes.
* JerkJustifications: We have justified reasons in being mean and insensitive!
* LoadedWords: If we're on the right wing, expect a lot of God, Country, Morals, Tradition and words to those effects. If we're left wing or BombThrowingAnarchists expect a lot of the environment, oppression, class warfare, and "{{Bleep}} the system!"
* LonersAreFreaks: Humans are social animals, and introverts and loners are evil serial killers or just people who live meaningless lives. People who prefer to be alone over making friends are in denial and that they desperately need ThePowerOfFriendship to [[DefeatMeansFriendship slap some sense into them!]]
* LuddWasRight: Our right wing and a few of our most extreme left wing (generally the AnimalWrongsGroup and the environmentally-themed BombThrowingAnarchists) strongly dislike technology and modern society.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: What better way to get people to follow our standards than to punish one person for doing the opposite?
* MandatoryMotherhood: BabiesMakeEverythingBetter and how dare those selfish women say they don't want to procreate! Don't they care about creating a life as well as contributing to society? That goes for the men, too!
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Men should be discouraged from embracing their virginity [[YouNeedToGetLaid and have sex whether they want to or not!]]
* UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism: Because our country is the best, and anyone who as much as questions it on the internet must be destroyed!
* MoralMyopia: Whenever we do something that ''may'' seem heinous, it's perfectly justified. However, if you the same things we do, you're evil!
* NeutralityBacklash: You deserve to get what's coming to you because you've refused to choose a side.
* NeverLiveItDown: We will never forget nor forgive the thing that you have done.
* NeverMyFault: Whatever happens, it will always be your fault no matter what!
* NewMediaAreEvil: This technology that you're enjoying is the work of the devil. Get rid of it or else!
* NoSympathyForGrudgeholders: How dare you not forgive that immoral bastard for making your life a living hell, even if he will continue doing that!
* OffTheTable: We will not give out offers that people have previously rejected. It's their fault for not accepting it when they had the chance.
* OldMediaAreEvil: You dare to enjoy previous technology?! Shame on you!
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Our deity may have done some cruel and horrifying things in the world, but it's always for a good reason!
* OrderedApology: You've wronged us by flaunting your immoral behavior! APOLOGIZE! And it better be a sincere one even if you really aren't sorry!
* OpinionMyopia: Who cares about your opinions when you should care about ours?
* OpinionOverride: How dare they offend a group that I am not a part of!
* PaedoHunt: Some of us will use FOR THE CHILDREN as our rallying cry, branding everyone from [[AllGaysArePedophiles LGBT people]] to photographers as pedophiles and decrying ''even age-appropriate sexuality and abuse reporting information'' as "sexualizing children."
* PayEvilUntoEvil: An eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth! Doing evil things to evil people is righteous!
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
* PrayerOfMalice: We pray to our deity that people like you suffer in life.
* PretextForWar: So, that place we want to wage war against has done nothing to us? We will ''find'' something, and if we can't we will [[FalseFlagOperation make it ourselves.]]
* PublicExecution: What better way to kill a person than to do it with society watching?
* PunishedForSympathy: How dare you show pity and kindness to the enemy! You must be punished!
* RationalizingTheOverkill: We are completely aware that our punishments on those who do wrong may be extreme, but it is perfectly justified nevertheless!
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: You oppressed us for so long; it's obvious your tribe/race/religion/class are AlwaysChaoticEvil and in desperate need of total eradication!
* SeriousBusiness: We take everything in the world ''very'' seriously and those who don't will face our wrath!
* SexIsEvil: How dare you have sex with any purpose but to procreate! It's not just not our taste, it's disgusting and evil and unclean!
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: But it's okay if we have sex with the SexSlave or others DefiledForever anyway, as long as we're on top, and rape and consensual sex aren't different to us.
* SinsOfOurFathers: It's right to punish children for the shortcomings of their ancestors.
* SlipperySlopeFallacy: We will accuse our opponents of this even if we are ourselves JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. See hypocrisy and YouAreWhatYouHate.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: If we are the snobs, we think you disgusting filthy poors should just get a job, pull yourselves up by the bootstraps, and until then enjoy a limited and painful existence as your just punishment for not being born a snob. If we are the slobs, we think AristocratsAreEvil and all rich people are AlwaysChaoticEvil and/or the CorruptCorporateExecutive planning to TakeOverTheWorld, and that any sign of appreciating or enjoying wealth marks you as an out of touch UpperClassTwit who wants the poor to suffer and die.
* SlutShaming: You had sex?! Shame on you, you whore! You deserve to die!
* StayInTheKitchen: Women should not do any of these manly activities!
* SuicideIsShameful: People who kill themselves or are thinking about killing themselves because life has been terrible to them are nothing but a bunch of selfish cowards who deserve to rot in hell! And, no, don't you dare say that suicide is not worse than murder, because it is!
* ThinkOfTheChildren: We must erase this because children are watching this!
* {{Thoughtcrime}}: The truth of our stand is obvious to anyone mentally competent. Therefore, those who deny it must be stupid or driven by malice!
* TorchesAndPitchforks: We must repel the evil from our midst!
* TwistingTheWords: Because anything anyone says can be made into something else entirely.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: What makes a better world? Making people suffer for their own good.
* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: We don't kill, steal, rape, or do drugs. Reward us NOW!
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: It's your own fault for making me abuse you!
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Killing millions of people is purely good! After all, they are all wicked and deserved to die!
* WillNotTellALie: Ever. [[PrinciplesZealot No matter who gets hurt.]]
* WitchHunt: If you are in the minority, especially regarding religion, we will hunt you down!
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: The "middle side" is the same as the evil side. Therefore, if you are not for us, then you are evil!
* YouAreWhatYouHate: ''Many'' of us are exactly what we wish to not exist, whether in being the mirror image of our political opponents, our own race or sexuality not being "perfect" according to our rules, or similar. See {{Hypocrite}} above.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: It doesn't matter how many bad things the freedom fighters have done, they are fighting for freedom. It doesn't matter the cause of the terrorists, they are causing terror.

!!!Kinds and flavors of works we are extra likely to write or appear in
* AndThatsTerrible
* {{Anvilicious}}
* AuthorTract
* EasyEvangelism
* EsotericHappyEnding
* HitlerAteSugar: Now you know. AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle.
* RealLife: Appearance only but unfortunately, we appear there ''very'' often, so much that our appearances there often inspire our appearances in fiction.
* ScareEmStraight
* YouBastard
* TheWarOnStraw: And we will '''never''' surrender.
[[/index]]

'''Adding tropes to this index:''' Do not include any trait that a fanatic can have, only traits that are intrinsic to how he is fanatic or is the only thing the fanatic cares about. Examples of traits that are common among fanatics but shouldn't be included anyway is TheFettered, ForHappiness and ForGreatJustice. Also please note that far from everyone who fit a "who" or "how" trope is a fanatic. Having those tropes listed here means that fanatics usually fit these tropes, but in the other direction it merely means that characters who fit these tropes at least somewhat often are fanatics. KnightInSourArmor and TheFettered are both borderline cases. The former barely makes the list, the latter barely stays out.
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