Playing With / Monster Fangirl

Basic Trope: The usually female supporter of a villain.
  • Straight: The criminal Bob has finally been arrested for his crimes. While in jail, however, he recieves fanmail from Alice, who staunchly supports him.
  • Exaggerated: Bob attracts a horde of devoted fangirls like Alice, all of whom proclaim their undying love and support for him.
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice knew Bob before he committed the crime and visits him in prison, but doesn't like him because he became a villain.
    • All Girls Want Bad Boys
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Bob is Alice's Stalker with a Crush.
  • Subverted: Alice actually hates Bob, and is just claiming otherwise in order to get close enough to exact revenge.
  • Double Subverted: ...But as she keeps doing research, spending more time getting to know him, she winds up Becoming the Mask.
  • Parodied: Bob is actually intimidated by his fangirls; before being escorted past a mob of them, he begs the officers to protect him.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice continually realizes Bob's depravity, but there's a Reset Button at the end of every episode, and she's back to idolizing him.
  • Averted: Bob has no fans. Only detractors, haters and enemies.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "What Does She See in Him?"
  • Invoked: At his trial, Bob plays the victim, faking tears and pleading his innocence. He does so not because he's actually innocent or because he thinks the jury will believe him, but to tug the heartstrings of any sufficiantly emotionally pilable potential fangirls who might be following the case. He then carefully sifts through any letters or e-mails he receives, looking for easy marks.
  • Exploited: Bob's victims are all Monster Fangirls, the more he kills the more he attracts, which he finds terribly convenient.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Alice latches onto Bob because he makes her feel like she means something to him, providing a sense of love and support she hasn't found elsewhere. Her friends and family turning on her over her caring for such a monster only reinforces her belief that he's the only one who really cares. When he decides she isn't useful anymore and murders her, her death is considered acceptable and her own damn fault, receiving little sympathy.
  • Reconstructed: Alice had a supportive family and friends who stood by her even as they tried gently turning her away from Bob. She rejected their attempts to help escape his influence, and her death is treated as a tragedy simply because it feels preventable, with her loved ones wondering if there was anything else they could have done to save her...
  • Played For Laughs: Bob's squealing fangirl hordes are a clear Take That! to his Draco in Leather Pants Fan Dumb, complete with spouting the usual cliche justifications for his monsterous actions and sometimes even going as far as using Insane Troll Logic to justify his actions.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Alice, a deluded Yandere, targets the officers who arrested Bob, reasoning that if they hadn't taken him to jail, she might've met him under better circumstances and been able to start a new life together.
    • With Alice's aid from outside, Bob is able to escape prison and go on the run.

Back to Monster Fangirl. Really, it's just a misunderstood trope, though... You don't understand it like I do!