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* Film/{{Fanboys}}, a 2009 film set in 1998 about die-hard StarWars fanboys out to steal a print of ThePhantomMenace.

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* FanBoy {{Fanboy}} ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]])


* Webcomic/{{Fanboys}}, a gaming webcomic

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* FanBoy ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]])
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[[caption-width-right:227:Sylvia consults dark spirits for gaming skills.]]

[[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php F@NB0Y$]] is a web comic by Scott Dewitt. The comic is centered on two fanboys and one fangirl, each rooting for their own company.

* Lemmy, the {{Nintendo}} fan. The Ditz of the team, don't call Nintendo kiddy in his vicinity.
* Paul, the {{Sony}} fan. Unemployed -for a while- snarker of the team. Previous {{Sega}} fanboy and childhood friend of Lemmy.
* Sylvia, the Microsoft[=/=]{{Xbox}} fan. Never handled a console before the Xbox, came out of nowhere in the second episode but found a place in Lemmy's heart quite soon.

The main characters are supported by their somewhat quirky pets/friends/furniture and run into some well known [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=25 individuals]] from time to time.

Aside from the adventures of the cast itself, the comic goes off into game themed episodes from time to time, spoofing the more ridiculous aspects of the games mentioned and heading off into NightmareFuel territory more often than not.

The comic is very conscious about itself, regularly smashing through the fourth-wall, especially during the first few dozen of episodes.
[[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=304 The comic basically takes the familiar videogame-styled web comic, blatantly ripping off ideas from other comics, comments about the lack of originality]] and then proceeds to fly off into one situation to another.

The comic is mixed between a soapy overall story arc -- sometimes alluded to -- and a lot of one off comics commenting about (upcoming) changes in the videogame industry.

Not to be confused with the movie ''{{Film/Fanboys}}''. For the similarly named trope, see {{Fanboy}}.
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!!This comic provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: "THEY GOT TO THE BANK; THE END."
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=248 You put some real thought into this, huh?]]
* ArtEvolution: Went through a drastic one after the comic was criticized on SomethingAwful.
* AuthorAppeal: Scott has made it very clear that he likes his TeamFortress2.
* BerserkButton: Lemmy goes into "Angry Clown Mode" when someone calls Nintendo "kiddy." Paul uses this to get bounty money.
* BileFascination: {{Conversed}} in [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=360 this strip.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: The author tried this when people on SomethingAwful mocked his comic for being too generic. The ensuing {{Wangst}} that the characters displayed pissed everybody ''else'' on the Internet off, and he decided to come to a happy medium afterwards. Strip 200 also {{lampshades}} this.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Sylvia.
* DemotedToExtra: [[TheAlcoholic Chess]] and [[StopHavingFunGuys Will]]. {{Lampshaded}} when [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=238 Will returns]] and Lemmy doesn't remember him.
* DescriptionCut: Sylvia [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=127#62 tries]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
-->'''Sylvia:''' This game is going to suck. Hard.\\
...\\
'''Lemmy:''' Sylvia, it's three in the morning. I think it's time to shut off the Wii and sleep.\\
'''Sylvia:''' [[JustOneMoreLevel Just one more... dungeon...]]
* DontFearTheReaper: He's actually [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=237 pretty chill]]. Apart from having a ''twisted'' sense of humor, that is.
* EyeScream: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=281 The perils of ice cream shaped like faces.]]
* FanService: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=271 Sylvia cosplaying Midna.]] It looks like she ''doesn't'' wear any clothes, just bodypainting. Not to forget, she wears a skintight Zero Suit [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]-Costume in one Halloween strip and there is a BeachEpisode...no, a beach ''arc''.
* FiveTokenBand: Parodied [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=299 here]].
* TheGrimReaper: He enjoys pool and is bribed by Paul.
* JustOneMoreLevel: In-universe with Sylvia playing ''TheLegendOfZelda'' games [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=127#62 for the first time]].
* NoodleIncident: Paul shows Lemmy and Sylvia the night of their lives when Lemmy wins ten thousand dollars. [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=249 This is the aftermath.]]
* OralFixationFixation: Paul is pretty much never seen without a cigarette.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=318#60 This Team Fortress 2 parody.]]
* PowerTrio: Lemmy's the id, Paul's the superego, and Sylvia's the ego.
* RashomonStyle: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=239 Compare]] [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=240 these]].
* RealMenWearPink: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=343 Paul and Lemmy are]] [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]].
* RecycledInSpace, FreakyFridayFlip, SpinoffBabies: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=166 Parodied in "Popular Trends."]]
* RunningGag: Lemmy and Sylvia getting caught cosplaying.
* ScheduleSlip: The comic has a tendency to occasionally go dead for months, before temporary springing back to life.
* SelfDeprecation: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=294 Here.]]
* ShoutOut: Death's cat, [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin, who was shot in the face]].
** Hell, there are a bunch of little ones you can find if you look real closely. My personal favorite are the hidden HomestarRunner cameos.
** [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=14 Look]] closely in the background, and you'll see someone from another [[VGCats videogame webcomic]]...
** [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=250 From]] the same webcomic, has a hobo but is not ''that'' hobo, instead has an animal from the webcomic.
* ShowerOfAngst: [[spoiler:Which turns quickly into a ShowerOfLove]]
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: All the time.
* SmokingIsCool: Paul.
* SupremeChef: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=320 Turns out Lemmy can cook.]]
* UpToEleven: [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=86 "That's right. I hacked the board game."]]
* VisualPun: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=283 A shameless plug.]]
* WomenAreWiser: Gender-inversion with {{lampshade}}:
--> '''[[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=129 Paul:]]''' You know, it's usually the girl who proves the guy wrong.\\
'''Sylvia:''' Bite me, Paul.
* WorthIt: The above-mentioned NoodleIncident.
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[[caption-width-right:227:Sylvia consults dark spirits for gaming skills.]]

[[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php F@NB0Y$]]
''Fanboys'' is a web comic by Scott Dewitt. The comic is centered on the title of at least two works with pages on the wiki:

* Film/{{Fanboys}}, a 2009 film set in 1998 about die-hard StarWars
fanboys and one fangirl, each rooting for their own company.

* Lemmy, the {{Nintendo}} fan. The Ditz of the team, don't call Nintendo kiddy in his vicinity.
* Paul, the {{Sony}} fan. Unemployed -for a while- snarker of the team. Previous {{Sega}} fanboy and childhood friend of Lemmy.
* Sylvia, the Microsoft[=/=]{{Xbox}} fan. Never handled a console before the Xbox, came
out to steal a print of nowhere in the second episode but found ThePhantomMenace.
* Webcomic/{{Fanboys}},
a place in Lemmy's heart quite soon.

The main characters are supported by their somewhat quirky pets/friends/furniture and run into some well known [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=25 individuals]] from time to time.

Aside from the adventures of the cast itself, the comic goes off into game themed episodes from time to time, spoofing the more ridiculous aspects of the games mentioned and heading off into NightmareFuel territory more often than not.

The comic is very conscious about itself, regularly smashing through the fourth-wall, especially during the first few dozen of episodes.
[[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=304 The comic basically takes the familiar videogame-styled web comic, blatantly ripping off ideas from other comics, comments about the lack of originality]] and then proceeds to fly off into one situation to another.

The comic is mixed between a soapy overall story arc -- sometimes alluded to -- and a lot of one off comics commenting about (upcoming) changes in the videogame industry.

Not to be confused with the movie ''{{Film/Fanboys}}''. For the similarly named trope, see {{Fanboy}}.
----
!!This comic provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: "THEY GOT TO THE BANK; THE END."
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=248 You put some real thought into this, huh?]]
* ArtEvolution: Went through a drastic one after the comic was criticized on SomethingAwful.
* AuthorAppeal: Scott has made it very clear that he likes his TeamFortress2.
* BerserkButton: Lemmy goes into "Angry Clown Mode" when someone calls Nintendo "kiddy." Paul uses this to get bounty money.
* BileFascination: {{Conversed}} in [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=360 this strip.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: The author tried this when people on SomethingAwful mocked his comic for being too generic. The ensuing {{Wangst}} that the characters displayed pissed everybody ''else'' on the Internet off, and he decided to come to a happy medium afterwards. Strip 200 also {{lampshades}} this.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Sylvia.
* DemotedToExtra: [[TheAlcoholic Chess]] and [[StopHavingFunGuys Will]]. {{Lampshaded}} when [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=238 Will returns]] and Lemmy doesn't remember him.
* DescriptionCut: Sylvia [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=127#62 tries]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
-->'''Sylvia:''' This game is going to suck. Hard.\\
...\\
'''Lemmy:''' Sylvia, it's three in the morning. I think it's time to shut off the Wii and sleep.\\
'''Sylvia:''' [[JustOneMoreLevel Just one more... dungeon...]]
* DontFearTheReaper: He's actually [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=237 pretty chill]]. Apart from having a ''twisted'' sense of humor, that is.
* EyeScream: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=281 The perils of ice cream shaped like faces.]]
* FanService: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=271 Sylvia cosplaying Midna.]] It looks like she ''doesn't'' wear any clothes, just bodypainting. Not to forget, she wears a skintight Zero Suit [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]-Costume in one Halloween strip and there is a BeachEpisode...no, a beach ''arc''.
* FiveTokenBand: Parodied [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=299 here]].
* TheGrimReaper: He enjoys pool and is bribed by Paul.
* JustOneMoreLevel: In-universe with Sylvia playing ''TheLegendOfZelda'' games [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=127#62 for the first time]].
* NoodleIncident: Paul shows Lemmy and Sylvia the night of their lives when Lemmy wins ten thousand dollars. [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=249 This is the aftermath.]]
* OralFixationFixation: Paul is pretty much never seen without a cigarette.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=318#60 This Team Fortress 2 parody.]]
* PowerTrio: Lemmy's the id, Paul's the superego, and Sylvia's the ego.
* RashomonStyle: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=239 Compare]] [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=240 these]].
* RealMenWearPink: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=343 Paul and Lemmy are]] [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]].
* RecycledInSpace, FreakyFridayFlip, SpinoffBabies: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=166 Parodied in "Popular Trends."]]
* RunningGag: Lemmy and Sylvia getting caught cosplaying.
* ScheduleSlip: The comic has a tendency to occasionally go dead for months, before temporary springing back to life.
* SelfDeprecation: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=294 Here.]]
* ShoutOut: Death's cat, [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin, who was shot in the face]].
** Hell, there are a bunch of little ones you can find if you look real closely. My personal favorite are the hidden HomestarRunner cameos.
** [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=14 Look]] closely in the background, and you'll see someone from another [[VGCats videogame webcomic]]...
** [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=250 From]] the same webcomic, has a hobo but is not ''that'' hobo, instead has an animal from the webcomic.
* ShowerOfAngst: [[spoiler:Which turns quickly into a ShowerOfLove]]
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: All the time.
* SmokingIsCool: Paul.
* SupremeChef: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=320 Turns out Lemmy can cook.]]
* UpToEleven: [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=86 "That's right. I hacked the board game."]]
* VisualPun: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=283 A shameless plug.]]
* WomenAreWiser: Gender-inversion with {{lampshade}}:
--> '''[[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=129 Paul:]]''' You know, it's usually the girl who proves the guy wrong.\\
'''Sylvia:''' Bite me, Paul.
* WorthIt: The above-mentioned NoodleIncident.
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[[caption-width-right:227:Sylvia consults dark spirits for gaming skills.]]

[[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php F@NB0Y$]] is a web comic by Scott Dewitt. The comic is centered on two fanboys and one fangirl, each rooting for their own company.

* Lemmy, the {{Nintendo}} fan. The Ditz of the team, don't call Nintendo kiddy in his vicinity.
* Paul, the {{Sony}} fan. Unemployed -for a while- snarker of the team. Previous {{Sega}} fanboy and childhood friend of Lemmy.
* Sylvia, the Microsoft[=/=]{{Xbox}} fan. Never handled a console before the Xbox, came out of nowhere in the second episode but found a place in Lemmy's heart quite soon.

The main characters are supported by their somewhat quirky pets/friends/furniture and run into some well known [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=25 individuals]] from time to time.

Aside from the adventures of the cast itself, the comic goes off into game themed episodes from time to time, spoofing the more ridiculous aspects of the games mentioned and heading off into NightmareFuel territory more often than not.

The comic is very conscious about itself, regularly smashing through the fourth-wall, especially during the first few dozen of episodes.
[[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=304 The comic basically takes the familiar videogame-styled web comic, blatantly ripping off ideas from other comics, comments about the lack of originality]] and then proceeds to fly off into one situation to another.

The comic is mixed between a soapy overall story arc -- sometimes alluded to -- and a lot of one off comics commenting about (upcoming) changes in the videogame industry.

Not to be confused with the movie ''{{Film/Fanboys}}''. For the similarly named trope, see {{Fanboy}}.
----
!!This comic provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: "THEY GOT TO THE BANK; THE END."
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=248 You put some real thought into this, huh?]]
* ArtEvolution: Went through a drastic one after the comic was criticized on SomethingAwful.
* AuthorAppeal: Scott has made it very clear that he likes his TeamFortress2.
* BerserkButton: Lemmy goes into "Angry Clown Mode" when someone calls Nintendo "kiddy." Paul uses this to get bounty money.
* BileFascination: {{Conversed}} in [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=360 this strip.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: The author tried this when people on SomethingAwful mocked his comic for being too generic. The ensuing {{Wangst}} that the characters displayed pissed everybody ''else'' on the Internet off, and he decided to come to a happy medium afterwards. Strip 200 also {{lampshades}} this.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Sylvia.
* DemotedToExtra: [[TheAlcoholic Chess]] and [[StopHavingFunGuys Will]]. {{Lampshaded}} when [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=238 Will returns]] and Lemmy doesn't remember him.
* DescriptionCut: Sylvia [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=127#62 tries]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'':
-->'''Sylvia:''' This game is going to suck. Hard.\\
...\\
'''Lemmy:''' Sylvia, it's three in the morning. I think it's time to shut off the Wii and sleep.\\
'''Sylvia:''' [[JustOneMoreLevel Just one more... dungeon...]]
* DontFearTheReaper: He's actually [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=237 pretty chill]]. Apart from having a ''twisted'' sense of humor, that is.
* EyeScream: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=281 The perils of ice cream shaped like faces.]]
* FanService: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=271 Sylvia cosplaying Midna.]] It looks like she ''doesn't'' wear any clothes, just bodypainting. Not to forget, she wears a skintight Zero Suit [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]-Costume in one Halloween strip and there is a BeachEpisode...no, a beach ''arc''.
* FiveTokenBand: Parodied [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=299 here]].
* TheGrimReaper: He enjoys pool and is bribed by Paul.
* JustOneMoreLevel: In-universe with Sylvia playing ''TheLegendOfZelda'' games [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=127#62 for the first time]].
* NoodleIncident: Paul shows Lemmy and Sylvia the night of their lives when Lemmy wins ten thousand dollars. [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=249 This is the aftermath.]]
* OralFixationFixation: Paul is pretty much never seen without a cigarette.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=318#60 This Team Fortress 2 parody.]]
* PowerTrio: Lemmy's the id, Paul's the superego, and Sylvia's the ego.
* RashomonStyle: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=239 Compare]] [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=240 these]].
* RealMenWearPink: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=343 Paul and Lemmy are]] [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]].
* RecycledInSpace, FreakyFridayFlip, SpinoffBabies: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=166 Parodied in "Popular Trends."]]
* RunningGag: Lemmy and Sylvia getting caught cosplaying.
* ScheduleSlip: The comic has a tendency to occasionally go dead for months, before temporary springing back to life.
* SelfDeprecation: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=294 Here.]]
* ShoutOut: Death's cat, [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace Marvin, who was shot in the face]].
** Hell, there are a bunch of little ones you can find if you look real closely. My personal favorite are the hidden HomestarRunner cameos.
** [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=14 Look]] closely in the background, and you'll see someone from another [[VGCats videogame webcomic]]...
** [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=250 From]] the same webcomic, has a hobo but is not ''that'' hobo, instead has an animal from the webcomic.
* ShowerOfAngst: [[spoiler:Which turns quickly into a ShowerOfLove]]
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: All the time.
* SmokingIsCool: Paul.
* SupremeChef: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=320 Turns out Lemmy can cook.]]
* UpToEleven: [[http://www.fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=86 "That's right. I hacked the board game."]]
* VisualPun: [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=283 A shameless plug.]]
* WomenAreWiser: Gender-inversion with {{lampshade}}:
--> '''[[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=129 Paul:]]''' You know, it's usually the girl who proves the guy wrong.\\
'''Sylvia:''' Bite me, Paul.
* WorthIt: The above-mentioned NoodleIncident.
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