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The stereotypical fangirl is a girl who loves a story/series for one or more of the male characters. They have existed for longer than you may think: the David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade was a terrifying force on The X-Files' group on Usenet. The term has since widened beyond that stereotype to include girls who are merely fans of something or other.

It is not always a pejorative term but it can be among people who don't "get" a particular fandom. Most folks today use the term to mean nothing more than a female nerd. Someone describing herself as a fangirl is usually expressing enthusiasm for the subject. If they're a fangirl of a real celebrity, that's also Fictional Fan, Real Celebrity.

See Groupie Brigade if they come in swarms. If the fangirl is a fan of a villain, see Monster Fangirl. If the fangirl takes her fangirling to disturbing levels, she's a Loony Fan, not this trope.

See also Estrogen Brigade, Squee, and Groupie. Approximately the Distaff Counterpart to Fanboy, though the two types of fan have sufficiently different stereotypes that it would make sense to describe a boy as a fangirl, or vice-versa.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Bakuon!!: Rin is a Suzuki fangirl, to the point that she has trouble riding bikes from other brands. She even has a Suzuki mark in her left ass cheek, but that's entirely for other reason.
  • Mendou in Urusei Yatsura had a formal organization of fangirls following his every move, and ready to punish Ataru for any perceived infraction against him.
  • Pokémon: The Series: Gary Oak has his very own cheerleading section, whose only purpose is to accompany him on his Pokémon journey and cheer about how great he is... and "occasionally" mention that Ash sucks compared to him.
  • Renge in Ouran High School Host Club is a very educated one. Of course, she spends more time criticizing and advising the members of the Club than fangirling them, but when she fangirls she does it big.
  • Powerpuff Girls Z: Momoko (Blossom) has a triple dose of this:
    1. Food (especially sweets),
    2. Sentai and other heroes (Yeah, not so much Jumped at the Call as Glomped The Call And Never Let Go), an obsession she shares with her little sister, and
    3. Damn near every cute boy in the Tokyo area.
  • Minto from Tokyo Mew Mew is a closet fangirl of model and actress Fujiwara Zakuro. Removes the "closet" (pun not intended, but strangely appropriate) after Zakuro joins the team.
    • The lead character, Ichigo, begins the series as a fringe member of her eventual love interest's Instant Fanclub (he's the Kendo Team Captain). Both she and Minto grow to see their respective objects of affection as people rather than ideals.
  • Subaru of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS is the title character's fangirl. Half of her spells are named after Nanoha's and in the supplementary manga chapters set before the third season, she carries around a magazine clipping of Nanoha on her person at all times. It may have something to do with the small fact that Nanoha saved her life when she was 11...
  • Motomiya Jun of Digimon Adventure 02 is a living embodiment of this trope, going so far as to chase down the cool, aloof, and completely uninterested Ishida Yamato whenever within sight. Once it becomes clear that he's interested in Sora, she moves onto Jou's older brother. An audio drama seems to imply that they eventually have some kind of relationship: she visits him on Valentine's Day and gets introduced to his parents.
  • Maken-ki!: Uruchi's admiration for Haruko goes beyond fangirling, she openly fan-GASMS over her. Though Haruko has no clue that her kohai wants to get into her pants.
  • Naruto:
    • Sakura and Ino spend the majority of Part I fangirling over Sasuke Uchiha, though Sasuke was more turned off by it than anything. Thankfully they get better and stop. Sakura's simple fangirlism turns into a more mature attraction that ends in her married to Sasuke, while Ino moves on to Sasuke's Suspiciously Similar Substitute Sai.
    • In Part II, which takes place after a three-year Time Skip, there's Karin and Shiho, both of whom alternate between calm and level-headed scientist-types to squealing fangirls for Sasuke and Shikamaru, respectively.
    • In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Naruto has become famous after winning the war and has gained a very large female fan base, being fawned over immensely and receiving countless gifts from his many female admirers during the Rinne Festival. However, he is far more interested in his childhood secret admirer Hinata, since she liked him before he became famous.
  • An, Tomoka, and Sakuno from The Prince of Tennis, each girl in her different ways.
  • Ohno, Ogiue, and Ohno's friends Angela and Sue from Genshiken, though they're more realistic than most portrayals of fangirls (aside from Ohno and Angela's exaggerated proportions).
  • Nana: In her earliest appearances, Misato-chan seems to exist solely to fangirl Nana and the Black Stones, to the point of ignoring school, moving in with them to act as a fetch-and-carry girl, and even using a fake name to stump Yasu's attempted background check.
  • Lucky Star:
    • Konata Izumi is a rare example of a different type of fangirl. She is not interested in shipping or attractive male fictional characters, instead having many characteristics of a typical male Otaku; she consumes tons of manga and anime and is addicted to video games of all genres (especially RPGs and Dating Sims). That said, in the anime adaptation she's an especially big fan of Haruhi Suzumiya, owning tons of Haruhi merchandise and being easily bribed by Patty with tickets to see Aya Hirano, Haruhi's voice actress. Some of this may be influenced by her father, who is also an otaku.
    • Hiyori Tamura, with her Yuri Fan and doujinshi drawing tendencies, is a more traditional example of this trope. She's especially prone to shipping her friends Yutaka and Minami together and drawing manga based on them, much to her own shame.
  • Emily Sevensheep of Negima! Magister Negi Magi is a massive Nagi fangirl. In fact, many females in the Magic World are Nagi fangirls. There's a reason why being among the first 100 to join the official Nagi fanclub is considered a special thing. Hell, being in the first five digits is considered a big deal.
    • Ayaka runs the line between being a Negi fangirl and being a paedophile. Most of the class thinks it's the second.
  • Kallen is Zero's biggest fangirl throughout most of Code Geass, complete with a Bodyguard Crush when Lelouch sees the true value of her devotion and puts her in charge of his defense.
    • Kaguya's an even bigger example.
  • Yumi from Maria Watches Over Us gathers quite an extensive group of fangirls in the course of the series. She is the undisputable center of attention during the tea party she and Yoshino organize to find a suitable soer—much to Yoshino's chagrin.
  • Kanade from Candy☆Boy has her fangirl in Sakuya. She doesn't seem too happy about most of the time, but she also doesn't try to get rid of her, turning poor Sakuya into a Hopeless Suitor.
  • In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, Meer Campbell was so much of a fangirl for Lacus Clyne she willingly became her Body Double and adopted her personality and, to a degree, her role.
  • Tomoyo is Sakura's fangirl in Cardcaptor Sakura, in addition to loving her in other ways. Her obsession with filming all of Sakura's exploits even disturbs Sakura on occasion, and in an early episode, she gives an impromptu manifesto on Sakura's varied awesomeness to a boy who had just complimented Sakura on her athletic skill.
  • Mei Chan fangirls Ed briefly in Fullmetal Alchemist until she meets him and sees how short he is. She then BSODs briefly before bawling him out for "toying with her heart", and then moves her affections to Al, who is suitably tall, being a suit of armor. No pun intended.
  • In Kamichama Karin, Kazune and Michiru ("Micchi") have competing fanclubs, the Kazune-Z and Michirians. They argued over who should play the good prince and bad prince in the School Play, before the Kazune-Z eventually decided that an evil Kazune would be "sinfully delicious". Jin also has many, some of whom get downright violent.
  • Nozomi of Chance Pop Session is a major Reika fangirl. The reason she joins the Akiba music school in the first place is for the chance to meet Reika. Even after having success as part of R-3, she still keeps her fangirl status.
  • In Project A-Ko, C-ko has been A-ko's fangirl ever since A-ko rescued her from the wolf that was about to attack her.
  • Surprisingly, Yuki Nagato in the spin-off The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan comes the closest ever to showing any emotion (thus far) by becoming the fangirl of an unnamed anime/game series.
  • There's a couple of loony fangirls played for laughs in Darker than Black. This is because the protagonist is a weapons-grade Chick Magnet; the fangirl in the OVA was also smart enough to recognize that the cute guy was the one who had saved her the other day (even if her logic was a bit...unique), leading to outright Stalker with a Crush behavior.
  • Excel of Excel♡Saga is willing to take a bullet for her leader, Il Palazzo. Several bullets. And an antitank rocket. All fired by him.
  • Tomoe Amamiya of Tiger & Bunny, Kotetsu's classmate back in high school, was a giant superhero fangirl. Naturally, she ended up marrying one.
  • In Black Butler, Grell personifies MANY of the fan's emotions towards a certain demonic butler...
  • Reika in Gantz is a Kurono fangirl and is called Kurono's #1 Fan by Gantz.
  • In The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Sorata's little sister Yuuko became a fan of Mashiro after learning the latter is the author of her favorite manga, Nanohana-sou.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!: Vivian Wong is a Yugi and Kaiba fangirl. She even kidnaps Yugi's grandpa, just because to get a date with our hero.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Rei Saotome (Blair Flannigan) was first introduced as a crazy Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale) fangirl. Then, she turns into a Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki) fangirl. She was also a Jun Manjoume (Chazz Princeton) fangirl for a minute, but then she remembers Judai. She's still hitting on Judai.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, Jack has Carly, Mikage/Mina, and Stephanie. The three of them don't like each other.
  • In Doki Doki Pretty Cure, Mana Aida is a fangirl to the Idol Singer Makoto "MakoP" Kenzaki. One wonders who Mana loves the most, MakoP, Rikka, or Regina.
  • Devil Hunter Yohko: Asuza's admiration for Yohko knows no bounds and she aspires to become just like her. So when she saw Chikgako's ad in the paper, she assumed Yohko was looking for an apprentice and quite literally showed up on her doorstep to accept the job offer.
  • Akane of Castle Town Dandelion is a fangirl of Sacchan. In chapter 20/Episode 7B, she even drops her Shrinking Violet shell to invade the backstage of a concert just to see Sacchan (after Hikari refused her request as the latter doesn't want people to know she is Royalty).
  • Most of the female characters in Yuri!!! on Ice are fangirls towards a specific male figure skater or male skaters in general (even the six-year-old Nishigori triplets!). The only exceptions are Hiroko (who isn't familiar with the figure skating world) and those who are already figure skaters themselves like Mila and Sara.
  • Ai Haibara of Case Closed is this towards athlete Ryusuke Higo. At first, she just claims to admire him because his situation bore similarities to her own, but over time it becomes more evident that whenever he's involved, all of her common sense and intelligence takes a hike and makes way for the fangirl within.
  • In Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head Kidou Kyuukyuu Keisatsu, Cyclone Interceptor seems to be a magnet for human fangirls, most notably Kasumi and Sasagawa. While the former makes it clear that she's in love with Interceptor's driver (despite not knowing his true identity), it's much vaguer in Sasagawa's case, given her tendency to blush around it, call it "My Cyclone" and even faint when it saves her.
    • There is also Kasumi's classmate Azusa, who favors the red Drive Head, Backdraft.
    • Lastly, Mikoto Ishino, who this time is a fangirl to Idol Singer Sala Manda, and gushes when she realizes that she met and even got to touch Sala.
  • In Battle Spirits Shonen Toppa Bashin, Meganeko is a huge fangirl of My Sunshine and is certainly overjoyed when they're able to become friends.
  • Laila of Battle Spirits Saikyo Ginga Ultimate Zero is a crazy fan of the space pirate Eris, to the point where it seems like she has a crush on her.
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War:
  • In Asteroid in Love, the reason for Asuka Tomori, a fellow participant in the Shining Star Challenge, to get into astronomy in the first place is this trope—-she's a fan of Neon, an Idol Singer who is supposed to be an astronomy enthusiast.

    Comic Books 
  • Harley Quinn in all her appearances in Batman.
    • This happens from time to time with the Bat-Family. Robin moved Spoiler to costumed adventuring (she later became an Ascended Fangirl), Oracle has a new one in Birds of Prey named Misfit, and back when she started being Batgirl could have been considered one herself.
  • Molly Hayes of Runaways used to be a major X-Men fangirl particularly when it came to Wolverine. Although once he showed up with Iron Man and Captain America (who had previously sent her to a foster home she ran away from) to arrest her friend Cloak, she decided he was a lot less cool in person.
  • A minor villainess named Virtuoso that appeared in the Secret Six series is a huge Fangirl of the deceased Fiddler and is the current holder of his violin. When Fiddler appeared in front of her as a Black Lantern, he could see that she was brimming with love. She claimed to be his biggest fan, gushed about his past work, and even offered to return his original violin.
  • Coat-Of-Arms of the Young Masters is a super-villain fangirl. When she meets Norman Osborn for the first time, she actually squees.
  • Captain Britain and MI13 has Faiza Hussain, a civilian doctor who's a big fan of superheroes, particularly British ones. She eventually ends up with superpowers herself and a superhero for a boyfriend.
    Pete Wisdom: So you're into cricket?
    Faiza: It's my other fandom.
    Pete Wisdom: You're calling British Occult Intelligence and the S.A.S. a "fandom"?
  • Faiza was followed in the Marvel Universe by the rather similar Kamala Khan, the current Ms. Marvel, who before being activated as an Inhuman was a fangirl of the Avengers to the point of writing in-universe Real-Person Fic about them.
  • Honey Badger, cloned sister of X-23, positively geeks out over meeting Captain America and the adult Jean Grey. Gabby's Big Sister Worship of Laura also edges in this direction.
  • Wonder Woman
    • This is how Cassie Sandsmark, the second Wonder Girl started out. She was the President of the Wonder Woman fan club in Gateway City.
    • Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia: The story is actually something of a Deconstruction of the trope. Danny, the main character, idolized Diana when she was younger and and her getting revenge for her sister's death (at the behest of the Furies) was her acting on the belief that she was being strong like Diana.
    • Wonder Woman: Black and Gold: "The Stolen Lasso of Truth" centers around a young fan of Wonder Woman who through circumstance has gotten Diana's lasso and uses it throughout her daily life to deal with her bullies and family. She even ends up making a makeshift Wonder Woman-style outfit from clothes in her closet, Diana eventually shows up to reclaim the lasso and gives her a ride on the Invisible Jet.

    Comic Strips 
  • FoxTrot:
    • Consummate geek Jason Fox loved the first two The Lord of the Rings movies. The Return of the King was less enjoyable; the difference being that his teen sister Paige was now an Orlando Bloom fangirl.
      Paige: I hope Orlando is in every shot of this movie! Please, please, please, let Orlando be in every shot! You read Return of the King, Jason — does Tolkien mention Orlando Bloom a lot? Wait, don't tell me! I want to be surprised!
      Jason: [turns to someone off-panel] You, with the orc arrows — please shoot me.
    • A blog post eventually reveals that this is based on Bill Amend's wife's real-life fangirlism.

    Fan Works 
  • Official Fanfiction University deal with... curing ...fangirls. Sample students include:
  • The Official Fanfiction University Of Middle-earth has lots of them as students. They're brought there to get over it.
  • Becoming Ponies introduces us to the trio of Jacqueline, Linda, and Ginny, as well as Harold. They follow Pinkie's counterpart around.
  • Fate Revelation Online has Silica being a fangirl of Shirou, the Sixth Ranger.
  • Fans have theorized that GoGo Tomago from Big Hero 6 is a mild Captain America fangirl due to her noble personality and natural ability to throw flat circular objects.
  • In Hop to It, Rabbit meets another American girl in Paris named Colleen who was a fan of her superhero persona when they both still lived in Calfiornia. Colleen gets akumatised after getting angry over a Ladyblog video attacking Rabbit, and proclaims herself Rabbit's sidekick Cottontail. Hilariously, Cottontail and Colleen's reactions to meeting Rabbit are almost the same:
    Cottontail: [after Rabbit shows up at the observatory] Rabbit! Omigosh omigosh omigosh! You're here! I knew you would be able to find me! I knew it! Ahhhhhh! I can't believe this is happening! This is the greatest—THE greatest thing that has ever happened to me, ever!

    Colleen: [after being freed from her akuma] Rabbit! Omigosh omigosh omigosh! Ahhhhhh! I can’t believe this is happening!
    Rabbit: I can.
  • Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race has Klainka Cossack, who is a huge fan of Mega Man.
  • In Return of the Hero, Rosa is a HUGE fan of May, to the point where she humiliates herself Squeeing over eating in the same restaurant as her idol.
  • The Somewhat Cracked Mind Of Uchiha Itachi: Samehada hates them, which is a problem because most female Academy students were fangirls. Sakura and Ino even originally joined the summer camp as fangirls of Sasuke, only to break out of that mindset as they came to know Sasuke as a person along with being influenced to focus on their ninja careers more.
  • Yet again, with a little extra help: Fangirls are a great source of humor in this fic. Along with being both Scabbard's Berserk Button and greatest fear, they are the bane of Sasuke's existence. He faints at the idea of them ever learning the shadow clone jutsu, and both him and Itachi are utterly terrified of their horrific, Yaoi Fangirl evolution. During the Time Skip, Sasuke eventually had to resort to wearing a mask a la Kakashi-style; the last time he took it off, there was a massive fangirl riot outside his home.
  • In Danny Phantom fanfic Resurrected Memories: Danny has got a ton of them, due to becoming famous after saving the world from the Disasteroid. Paulina is the most prominent example of them. One of the reasons Danny ends up falling for "Amberline" is because she's not one of them.
  • In Ultra Fast Pony, Pinkie Pie is a fangirl for The Lord of the Rings films. She frequently works LOTR references into her conversations, she wrote a massive Self-Insert Fic (where her author avatar ends up in a love triangle with Bill the pony and Shadowfax), and her main reason for going to the Grand Galloping Gala was to share this fic with as many people as possible.
  • Remnants: Ruby's deceased mother Summer was a celebrity. Ruby is a fangirl of her mother and owns a lot of her merch. This is both due to admiration and a desire to better understand the mother she barely knew.
  • Essence: Ash's mother Delia is a huge fan of science and the scientific community. She freaks out when she learns that Ash is friends with the Bill Montgomery.
  • While in A Young Woman's Political Record, Millicent Caldwall is merely a fan of Tanya, largely for her being the most successful woman in history, in some of the omakes, she goes to incredible extremese such as thinking the mere act of Tanya sitting on a barstool and leaning against the bar would be award worthy in a movie.
  • Most of the characters of Tin Soldiers are this for Steve Rogers.
  • Naru-Hina Chronicles: A flashback set during the canonical Time Skip showed that Mina used to behave like a fangirl towards Kiba, similar to how Sakura used to behave this way towards Sasuke.

    Films — Animation 
  • Cars had Mia and Tia, the two little convertibles. After the race in the film's beginning, they "flash" their "headlights" at him. They later appear repainted light green when their adoration has shifted to Chick Hicks. But when Chick's penchant for Unnecessary Roughness is exposed in the tiebreaker race, they switch back to adoring Lightning again. They even move to Radiator Springs and become waitresses at Flo's V8 gas station in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • In Turning Red, Mei and her friends are huge fangirls of 4*Town, and their motivation throughout the film is to attend the boyband's Toronto concert.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • An Older Than They Think example as Marcia from the film It's Love I'm After (1937) is a big fan of a Shakespearean actor, Basil, and will stop at nothing to get him to marry her.
  • In Galaxy Quest, a fangirl at a convention faints upon seeing Jason and Gwen kiss.
  • In Colette, Willy assumes that the first Claudine novel will mostly sell to men, thanks to its erotic elements. However, it takes off with young women who identify with the lead character, and he finds that he and Colette have quite a fangirl following — some of whom become significant characters in the film.
  • Not Okay: Danni is one for Harry Potter, having the books in her old room and naming her guinea pig "Guinea Weasley". She also references Alan Rickman in her article, speculating if it was his ghost that saved her.

  • Prudence in Don't Call Me Ishmael! is a fangirl of The Beatles. She knows every Beatles song ever recorded and can play most of them on three different instruments. She is named after their song 'Dear Prudence'. Her brother comments that she even looks like one of them.
  • Harry Potter: Romilda Vane and her posse are obsessed with Harry, to the point that she plans to spike his drink with a Love Potion so he'll fall in love with her. Ron ends up taking the hit for that one instead.
  • In ''Loveless, Georgia likes reading invoked Shipping fanfics, but despite knowing the common romance tropes, she can't understand why she doesn't feel the same attraction as the characters.
  • Nightside: Some of the lesser Beings on the Street of the Gods don't have "religions" so much as "fandoms", and one of the Beings whom Lilith destroys personally was revered entirely by young teenage girls.
  • In the Village Tales series, the Duke's teenaged niece Hetty (Henrietta Maria) has but two interests. The non-equine one is her being one of these for One Direction. And she regards some of the locals at home as being near-avatars thereof with a decade's maturation: which is why she's a Shipper on Deck for the Rector and the Deputy Headmaster in the Woolfonts (she is, after all, a lampshaded In-Universe Ziam shipper). It's become an In-Universe Running Gag.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The West Wing's Josh Lyman has in-show fangirls ("The Lyman Hos" and those from A bit of Truth in Television, as he's pretty much Rahm Emanuel.
  • The Girl From Plainville: Michelle is a big fan of Glee and gets Susie to watch it with her. Later she has a Fantasy Sequence where she and Conrad are doing a cover of REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore"... as Rachel and Finn.
  • Supernatural added an in-show fangirl Becky Rosen, who meets Sam and Dean in the first episode of season 5 and the 9th episode of season 5, is a crazed fangirl who epitomizes the fangirl role as she can't seem to contain her excitement or stop touching Sam. And in one episode she even gave him a love potion, married him while he had it in him, took his pants, tied him to a bed, and almost went as far to sell her soul for more of the drug.
  • Castle:
    • Detective Kate Beckett is a devoted fan of the novels of Richard Castle, and has been since before she met him. Since after meeting him he has exasperated and infuriated her in equal measure by tagging along on her investigations, she would rather die than have him find out. As such, she's something of an aversion in that she manages to restrain any squeeing urges she might have remarkably well; this is primarily to avoid giving Castle the satisfaction, however, and they have been in danger of slipping out on occasion. It's all for naught, however, since Castle knows full well that she's a fangirl anyway and eagerly teases/flirts with her based on it regardless (not that he needs the excuse).
    • Some years ago, Kate was also a serious fan of a sci-fi show that was canceled after one season. She even used to go to conventions and do cosplay. The whole episode is also a hilarious meta-nod to Firefly.
  • FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman: In the Season 4 Episode "Ruff's Yard Sale makes a Racket", Talia and Liza are learning about how to build proper Tennis rackets. While going through a small exhibit of some of the world's best rackets, Ron, the tennis racket engineer helping Talia and Liza, pulls out a red, black, and white striped racket. He says it's is none other than one of the actual rackets that was used by Roger Federer himself. Talia is a fan of Roger Federer and she GEEKS OUT with the racket in her hands.
    Ron: This is the racket of the number one player in the world Rog—
    Talia: ROGER FEDERER?! OH MY GOSH!!!!!
    Ruff: [shocked] Wait, what?!
    Talia: I touched Roger Federer's racket!
  • The web show within a show of iCarly has an obsessed and annoying fangirl named Mandy.
  • In Leverage, after Eliot plays the guitar once in public he gains a shocking amount of fangirls - in one scene they recognize him on the street and chase after him en masse. Later in the episode, Hardison spreads a rumor online, causing the fangirls to attack a car that they believe Eliot is in.
  • In the show Power Rangers Ninja Storm, specifically the episode I Love Lothor, Lothor stars in a tv show ala I Love Lucy, which sways the minds of anyone who watches the show to fall in fangirl love with him through subliminal signals, instantly creating an army of fangirls who swarm the studio with homemade signs and attack anyone who dares say anything against Lothor.
  • Penelope of The Amanda Show, who's obsessed with Amanda (and is played by Amanda).
  • Goes back a long way further than the David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade. Seventies cop show Starsky & Hutch saw its own Estrogen Brigade volunteering in the devoted service of the two lead actors, most noticeably David "Hutch" Soul. Soul was propelled into a lucrative second career as a crooning pop star on the back of the series, with a long string of chart hits, lapped up by his adoring and swooning fan base. Who even now, in their fifties, still go to his gigs.
  • Doctor Who has presented us with several examples. Recent ones include:
    • Osgood (to the extent that she actually cosplays as the Doctor).
    • O'Donnell ("Under the Lake" and "Before the Flood") who has a squee moment when she first meets the Doctor and displays a detailed knowledge of his exploits.
    • Generally speaking, the Doctor's companions do not come off as "fangirls" or "hero-worshippers", but Clara Oswald has exhibited these tendencies from time to time, such as with Robin Hood in "Robot of Sherwood", Jane Austen, and even the Doctor himself.
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: Chun-jae's teenage daughter Ju-ri is a passionate fan of (fictional) K-pop group DOS, with her bias specifically being a member named June. She collects their merchandise, obsessively watches their performances, and starts respecting Hye-jin after the latter tells her she treated June at her clinic once.
  • In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Usagi and most of her friends are fangirls of Aino Minako, an Idol Singer who also turns out to be Sailor Venus.

  • First emerged in Western culture with stereotypical female responses to Frank Sinatra and The Beatles.
  • Die Ärzte parodied the fandom of German-language rock (not to be confused with Kraut Rock) in their song "Kleines Deutschrockgirl".

  • Episode two of Mystery Show, entitled "Britney," features Andrea, who was a big Britney Spears fan even before Britney was photographed carrying Andrea's book.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Played for Drama after The Crush Gals after they had been kicked out of All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling for being too old. Chigusa Nagayo formed GAEA in response, a haven for all the "old" wrestlers but also admitted several aspiring wrestlers who had been fans of the Crush Gals. Lioness Asuka, Nagayo's partner, didn't like that and formed the Super Star Unit to take over the company and put out all the young ones who had been her fans.
  • Kyra was one to Rey Mysterio Jr., following in his footsteps by going down to Tijuana's WWA. However, when she finally caught up to Rey Mysterio he was the opponent of her boyfriend Johnny Nitro, so he had to go down.
  • Payton Banks, who debuted for TNA in the crowd cheering on Bobby Roode, and hated his official valet Traci Brooks. Banks would end up looking more and more like Ms. Brooks after Roode fired her and hired Banks as her replacement, but that was seemingly part of her desire to please Roode.
  • Sara Del Rey to Aja Kong. She considered working for Kong's ARSION the highlight of her career(up to that point) and got to wrestle Kong in Chikara. Also of Mickie James. She rekindled an old rivalry with Madison Rayne in Remix Pro over Rayne breaking James's arm in TNA.
  • Black Rose to Bronco #1. It's one thing to support a managerial client. It's another when you've left WWC for its biggest rival but keep buying tickets to shows to cheer him on. Also, unsurprisingly, to Bruiser Brody. Surprisingly to Ivelisse Vélez, who she had been wrestling longer than, had been beaten down by several times and been described by as "most annoying". However, when Taylor Made tried to cave Rose's skull in with a prolonged brass knuckle assault, even Velez, who had just given an It's All About Me speech earlier in the night, found it excessive and was the only wrestler in SHINE to do something about it.
  • Sassy Stephie, who can be seen in such enterprises as SHIMMER and WSU, is a really obvious one to Sherri Martel, frequently referencing her in makeup, face paint, and outfits.
  • Sara Del Rey had her fangirls in Saturyne and Courtney Rush, the latter being the only wrestler who wanted to be Del Rey's friend in SHIMMER after she actively alienated the entire roster, despite Del Rey's repeated attempts to make her piss off. And like any proud fangirl, Rush was knowledgeable enough about the subject to successfully con Del Rey into being her Tag Team partner!
  • The Beautiful People, fangirls to Sarah Palin's husband (Cute Kip being the exception). Taylor Wilde, Daffney Unger, and Roxxi Laveaux took advantage of this to prank founding members Angelina Love and Velvet Sky.
  • Jennifer Blake of Las Gringas Locas became one of The International Home Wrecking Crew after meeting Radiant Rain(aka Payton Banks), a fellow member of the larger stables La Legion Extrajera and La Sociedad. Unfortunately for her, the only woman in AAA Rain seemed to truly like was Sexy Star, so Blake never officially joined the crew.
  • Britani Knight was another Home Wrecking Crew fangirl, in her case the catalyst being "Coventry's Loudest" Jetta. When a heckling fan called her a "Jetta wannabe", Knight said "thank you"!
  • Another TNA example was when Orlando Jordan's valet, Brittany, who turned out to be a fangirl of Madison Rayne. She started trying to follow Gail Kim when Rayne was slow to accept her, and even used "eat defeat", but it became clear this was just to pass time until Rayne was available.
  • LuFisto to Ayako Hamada. She considered it a dream come true when she got to wrestle Hamada in nCw's spinoff Femme Fatales promotion. Also to Jazz. When Jazz taunted LuFisto about how much less LuFisto had accomplished compared to her LuFisto said that was why she liked her.

  • We Are Our Avatars: Though normally stoic, Caroline Parton/Athena gets a fangasm whenever a Bishounen from a video game she likes comes into the picture. She immediately asks for their autographs and/or hugs them.

  • Fangirls: As can be surmised from the title, all of the teenage characters are fangirls: obsessed fans of Harry, the lead singer of the boy band True Connection.

    Video Games 
  • Advanced V.G. II plays the trope straight and for laughs with Tamao's hero worship of Yuka. Tamao sees Yuka as her role model, who she affectionately refers to as "sempai", and entered the VG Tournament so she could meet her. The cutscene preceding her match with Yuuki even shows that Tamao has a Yuka T-shirt, a ball cap and jersey with Yuka's logo, and fan posters of her (seen at 0:32-0:43)!
  • Betrayal at Krondor has the resident stoic badass Gorath run into "an admirer" who's immediately all over him, causing him to do what anyone would do - flee.
  • In Dragon Age: Inquisition, Cassandra, of all people, is revealed to be a hopeless fangirl of Varric's novels, especially of Swords & Shields, a rather smutty series that Varric considers his greatest failure as a writer. She started reading them after his autobiographic Tale of the Championostensibly in hopes of finding more clues to Hawke's whereabouts. When the truth comes to light, Cassandra first goes in full tsuntsun mode about her Guilty Pleasures and then starts to pester Varric about him making her favorite characters' life into utter hell. She also turns out to be one to Hawke, asking Varric if Hawke ever gives autographs and wondering if s/he'd be willing to sign her copy of Tale of the Champion. A DLC later shows her to be a fangirl of Varric in general, as when he gets around to writing memoirs about the inquisition, her reaction to finding out he wrote her as tearfully begging his forgiveness is to Squee about having been included in his book.
  • It's hard to tell if the fangirls in the Final Fantasy VII prequel Crisis Core are a show of affection or not. They obsess over the four First Class SOLDIERs in the game - making fan clubs, sending e-mails about insipid details, and even arguing amongst themselves - just as their real-life counterparts do. There is even a side-quest that involves helping them which directly influences the final number of members in Zack's fan club.
  • Nomi-Nomi in I Was a Teenage Exocolonist fits the stereotype although they're nonbinary. They're obsessed with anime, especially Turbogirl Hyperjet Transform, and like making fanart and fanfics out of their favorite shows and video games and cosplaying as their favorite characters. They also made their own Original Character for Turbogirl, which is an Author Avatar of themselves.
  • In The Last Story after a sidequest you'll get a few of them, with a fan club...
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has, once you win a specific mini-game, three squeeing fangirls who will follow Link as if he were a rockstar no matter where in the city he goes.
  • Limbus Company has Don Quixote, who became a Fixer because she is a massive fan of them. When she meets Siegfried, who has been sent to kill her for breaking a K Corp. taboo, she babbles incoherently about her admiration for him.
  • Mass Effect: "Good to finally meet you Commander Shepard. Kasumi Goto. I'm a fan." Since the quote is not quite enough to show Kasumi's fangirlishness, she will keep shipping you with other teammates (especially Tali) and discuss your date with Kelly (though not for very long, due to the way her "dialogue" is written).
  • Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 has a scenario where the player cheers on a group of three middle-aged Fangirls trying to save their kidnapped idol.
  • In Solatorobo, if Red becomes a prizefighter, he'll get a fangirl named Toffee who almost confesses love to him before finding out that he's not the independent badass she thought he was. She later gets over it and starts crushing on him again — but by this point, she's made a name for herself and the move upsets her fanboys.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: Amy combines this trope with Stalker with a Crush and a big ass hammer. She thinks Sonic is the coolest thing ever and is bound and determined to make him her boyfriend, even if she has to drag him kicking and screaming. Problem is, she has to catch him first.
  • Marina from Splatoon 2 is one to the Squid Sisters, the Idol Singer group that hosted the first game. One of the Sunken Scrolls implies that they inspired her to move to Inkopolis, and she claims in one conversation to have watched a particular Squid Sisters music video "like 300 times". Her interview in the Splatune 2 soundtrack reveals that she considers them her "roots" and confirms that they're the reason she wanted to start getting into the music world. The second game's Octo Expansion plotline confirms that it was the Squid Sisters' "performance" at the climax of Splatoon 1 that convinced her there was a life for her beyond designing war machines, and she idolizes the Sisters as a result.
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2: Sakura is Ryu's no.1 fan and self-appointed apprentice. Going so far as to emulate his fighting style, including wearing a headband identical to his own. When she finally caught up to him and asked Ryu to train her, he refused, citing he was still in the midst of his training. However, he didn't leave her empty-handed. Ryu gave her his old wrist guards as a parting gift and told her to seek him out again once she had gained true strength and found her reason to fight. Sakura has never taken them off since.
  • Suikoden III has two fangirls, Cecile and Alanis, of Chris Lightfellow. Both want to be just like her, and Cecile is well on her way, but Alanis's talents lie in other areas.
  • Morgan LeFlay, Mighty Bounty Hunter(TM), from Tales of Monkey Island, is a rabid (and the only) Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate(TM), fangirl.

    Visual Novels 
  • In Double Homework, Lauren starts out as one of these for the protagonist. As time goes on, she starts to like him more for him than for his fame.
  • Rena of Higurashi: When They Cry goes nuts over anything she thinks is cute (whether or not it actually is cute), always announcing her intention to take the said object of her affection home. In Kai, the perpetually stoned-looking Takano reveals her terrifying fangirl side over the dark legends of Oyashiro-sama.
  • Chris in Majikoi! Love Me Seriously! is a huge Jidaigeki fan, and in particular loves the Show Within A Game Yamato-maru Nikki series, a common interest she shares with Yamato. Yamato himself can also be described as a hermit crab fanboy.
  • Played for laughs in Halloween Otome when fangirls coo about Tyger, Mr. Wolf’s stage name without knowing that he's nearby.
  • In Spirit Hunter: NG, the Kijima sisters both become huge fans of the children's horror author Yakumo Miroku. Natsumi was motivated to become a horror novelist herself because of him, while Satomi became his housekeeper and conceived his child. Neither of them was aware that he was so good at writing horror because he committed horrific acts of surgical Body Horror on girls that he kidnapped.

    Web Animation 
  • MGT School:
    • Rasta was like to Seira. She had heart eyes when Seira came by, jumped up eagerly, and got excited when Seira knew her name. She stopped being a fangirl when she realized that Seira is a cold-hearted monster.
    • Creamy Chan from "Fan Freak" is also a huge fangirl to Akira, refers to her as "Akira-senpai", and even follows Akira around.

  • In Blitzcrafter, Meredith mentions writing lesbian incest fanfiction. For what, we're not sure. She's also a Yuri Fan.
  • In Errant Story, Misa to Sara, improbably enough (at least having the 1400-year-old immortal be the fangirl to the young woman barely out of her teens seems to fit the "improbable" category).
  • Fontes' Rants: A recurring character is an unnamed fangirl who appeared in the very first strip obsessing over Inuyasha.
  • In Girl Genius Tarvek is flabbergasted to learn that Captain Hawkins and her crew are fans of the incredibly violent Bangladesh DuPree. Gil reveals that he runs into people who are fans of her surprisingly often.
  • Kanaya is this towards Rose in Homestuck, having read her walkthrough. Suffered a mild case of Warts and All after actually chatting, but is getting over it very quickly now.
    • Also WV, after leading the Prospitians and Dersites to battle, he has many admirers, most of them female pawns from both sides.
    • On Scratched Earth, Jane is Betty Crocker's No.1 Fangirl and heiress to the company. Oddly enough, her Beta counterpart, Nanna, hated and feared the baroness, while her adoptive brother inherited the company.
    • uranianUmbra is a fangirl of the kids and the trolls. She even draws fanart of them (Which is drawn by an actual fanartist on Tumblr.) (Warning: link contains spoilers.)
  • In Impure Blood, Mac, toward Roan. Though she does realize it could be unpleasant for him, she doesn't realize he might dislike "The Abomination".
  • Leif & Thorn: Ivy is a gushing fangirl of in-universe magical-girl series.
  • Magick Chicks: Nearly the entire student body at Artemis Academy are fans of their student council president, Faith Abbot, and her boyfriend, Ash, even though he's the alpha from the competing school. So when they saw the two of them were about to go head-to-head, they fangasmd.
  • In Misfile fandom opinion is divided whether Missi is simply an over-eager fangirl about Ash or a creepy Stalker with a Crush.
  • In Nip and Tuck, denying the impact on your life is weakened when a fangirl goes squee over you.
  • In Rascals, Issy just adores Reiko.
  • In Sinfest, Monique meets her first fangirl, just when she has decided to rebel against the patriarchy. Her fangirl still worships her as It-Girl.
  • Marie of Sandra on the Rocks is a reasonably sane video games fan and blogger who occasionally displays slightly worrying fangirl tendencies towards Sandra. (The Super Mario Bros. lingerie there doesn't exactly make her look less of a fangirl either.) Offering to wash Sandra's back in the shower might be considered a little worrying of her, too.
  • A truly terrifying example exists in And Shine Heaven Now. Around once a year the Hellsing characters get glomped by numerous chibi-fangirls who Squee as they fly through the air and rant about how cool a character is after latching on. Even worse than this though is that the fangirls can also force people to act out their ships. In a recent storyline, the Major (a fanboy of War himself) turns this to his advantage. He gives a version of his 'I Love War' speech chock full of fandom terms to subdue the fangirls.
  • There was also the Something*Positive storyline in which most of the attendees of a comic book convention were mauled to death (in variously creative ways) by a small army of angry fangirls.
  • In El Goonish Shive, Akiko is like this toward Rapunzel.

    Web Original 
  • Iphigenie in Greek Ninja is a big one. She fawns over any officially hot guy (and even unofficially hot.)
  • Every time the young, handsome police officer Derek appears in the web fiction serial Dimension Heroes, it results in the two female leads going crazy.
  • Although Fangirls make up a major part of the site, Gaia Online felt the need to mock fangirls in their lost Rejected Olympics Manga. The main event? Escape The Fan, in which a rabid fangirl is released from a box to chase down a Friendly Neighborhood Vampire and an attractive (and female) Dark Elf. Gratuitous Japanese and hilarity ensue, culminating with the fangirl getting a nosebleed during an attempted (same-sex) Kiss of the Vampire, and crying about her OTP when said kiss is interrupted.
  • In the Whateley Universe, high school girl Fey has her fan club chock full of fangirls who are also superpowered mutants. Not only does this mortify her, but her friends tease her about it.
  • In the superhero web serial novel Gamer Girl, Kazé/Fangirl is the self-proclaimed number one fan of the superhero Golden Boy as well as a superhero fangirl generally. Interestingly, her fandom seems to encompass both the real superheroes of the Gamer Girl Verse and fictional superheroes from Marvel and DC comics.

    Web Videos 
  • This is basically the whole shtick of ColeyDoesThings. She describes herself as a "professional fangirl" on her channel's About page, and when she's not busy making fun of different fandoms, she's freaking out over some of her favorite TV shows.
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog has two Fangirls and a Camp Gay Fanboy. They worship (and stalk) Captain Hammer, and even engage in some Die for Our Ship against his faux Love Interest. After Hammer's humiliating defeat, they switch to Dr. Horrible, presumably because Evil Is Sexy.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • The Critic fits the stereotype more than he does the male version. When he likes something, he'll glee over it and go into Squee levels of excitement. More often than not he'll get crushed by the film making a bad move but it's still cute to see.
    • And then there's Hyper Fangirl, a representation of Doug's fangirls who creep on him at cons.
  • The Nostalgia Chick:
    • While the Chick refuses to count herself as this, BFF Nella squees over most things.
    • And Elisa is a huge fan of The Phantom of the Opera, writing Fanfic and having lots of merchandise!
  • Parody artist Jon Cozart, a.k.a. Paint, makes fun of One Direction fangirls in the song "Boy Brand"
    A horde of girls threw my date down an empty well
    After they threatened to drown me in styling gel.
  • Dream Machine: Meredith relates to media in the manner of an obsessive nerd, including shows she’s worked on. She even ships the characters.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender:
    • A random posse of fangirls shows up in the Beach Episode when Zuko flings his shirt away. This is probably a shoutout to Zuko's massive Estrogen Brigade.
    • In "The Warriors of Kyoshi", Kyoshi Island's girls (and one guy with a foamy mouth) mob Aang, to his delight, and Katara's annoyance. This was later punned upon by Azula in "Appa's Lost Days".
      Azula: Who are you, the Avatar's fangirls?
  • The Boondocks: Sarah is a huge Usher fangirl. Her fawning makes her husband Tom uncomfortable. It gets to the point where Tom hits his breaking point and slapping Usher. It backfires when their daughter Jazmine, who's also an Usher fangirl, starts crying. Tom then gets beat up by Usher's bodyguards.
  • Gravity Falls: Dipper fangirls (in the form of squeeing) after Stanford Pines reveals the story of how he wrote the journals. He promptly apologizes for his outburst, but when Ford attempts to continue, Dipper squees again, and Ford opts to ignore this and continues his story.
  • Let's Go Luna!: Luna is a huge Syd and the Sydneys fan, and even squeed after Andy mentioned them. She also claims to own all their songs.
  • Lilo Pelekai of the Lilo & Stitch franchise is a huge fan of Elvis Presley. She owns many vinyl records of his music, loves his film Blue Hawaii, uses him as a role model for Stitch to become a "model citizen" (and also to make him a fan of "The King"), and even has Stitch impersonate Elvis at one point to wow beachgoers.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Rainbow Dash is this big time in the episode "Daring Don't". Which is especially hilarious since she takes great lengths to be seen as cool and awesome.
  • In Ninjago, a group of Zane-fangirls (and a Fanboy) showed up briefly.
  • Melody Juniper to Bart in The Simpsons episode, "Flaming Moe".
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil gives us the aptly-nicknamed (usernamed?) Starfan13, who is completely obsessed with the title character. She even openly declared having a crush on Star.
  • In Sym-Bionic Titan, Lance gains several of these while attending Sherman High, because All Girls Want Bad Boys. Ilana had a bunch of these back on Galaluna, who try to copy her appearance.
  • The Teen Titans Go! episode "Laundry Day" has Robin get chased by fangirls with camera-phones when he's locked out of the tower while naked.
  • Sierra from season three of Total Drama is, as the series puts it, an "Uber-fan", she mentions that she's created fansites for every character and knows their eatings habits, hopes and fears and even their dental records. Needless to say, she creeps everyone out, especially Cody.
    • The Aftermath sections had a few fangirls (and boys) as well. One had even made a Trent doll.
  • In "Into the Hundred Acre Wood" on Doc McStuffins, this is Doc's reaction every time she meets one of the Pooh characters, with a dose of Cuteness Proximity as well when she meets Piglet, squeezing his face and calling him a cutie-patootie. Hallie also has a fangirl reaction to Pooh.
  • Lydia Deetz, normally a low-key, level-headed girl, goes into fangirl mode when Beetlejuice introduces her to Edgar Allen Poe in the Neitherworld (episode "Poe Pourri").
  • Sydney from Ready Jet Go! is a fanatic of Commander Cressida. She owns all the comics, freaks out when she's about to miss an episode of the cartoon, draws her own Commander Cressida comics in her spare time, sometimes cosplays as her, knows the theme song by heart, and brings her up whenever she gets the chance.
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: Yadina is a huge fan of the US Presidents, especially Abraham Lincoln. When the trio visited Lincoln, she went completely tongue-tied.

    Real Life 


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