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The Only Righteous Index of Fanatics!

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"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

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 contains 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!

For an index where this is on a governmental level, see Help! Help! This Index Is Being Repressed!

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 The Fettered, For Happiness and For Great Justice. Also please note that far from everyone who fits 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. Knight In Sour Armor and The Fettered are both borderline cases. The former barely makes the list, the latter barely stays out.

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    What the One and Only Thing We Care About Is 

    Who We Are 

    How We Go about Our Business 
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  • 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 Aristocrats Are Evil and all rich people are Always Chaotic Evil and/or the Corrupt Corporate Executive planning to Take Over the World, and that any sign of appreciating or enjoying wealth marks you as an out of touch Upper-Class Twit who wants the poor to suffer and die.
  • Slut-Shaming: You had sex?! Shame on you, you whore! You deserve to die!
  • The Stateless: Dissenters are deported to an unknown region and are stripped of their citizenship or nationality for criticizing us.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Women should never partake in any masculine activities!
  • Suicide Is Shameful: 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, don't you dare say that suicide is not worse than murder, because it is!
  • Super Registration Act: We can force superheroes to register with the government (including their own identities), but face punishments if they don't.
  • There Should Be a Law: Anything you do that we don't like is not only immoral, but also should be illegal.
  • Think of the Children!: 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 either stupid or driven by malice!
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Screw "justice" and "fairness"! If we want to repel the evil from our midst, we must do it ourselves!
  • Twisting the Words: Because anything anyone says can be made into something else entirely; it's Internet Rule 13, plain and simple.
  • Un-person: Since he's a dissenter, let's falsify the records and make him disappear from all documents!
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: What makes a better world? Making people suffer for their own good.
  • Van in Black: We're watching criminals and dissenters from a distance.
  • Victim Blaming: If horrible things happen to you, just understand that you must have done something to rightfully deserve it. With that, you get No Sympathy from us!
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: We don't kill, steal, rape, or do drugs. Reward us now!
  • Wet Blanket Wife: We don't care what awesome feat or heroic battle our Love Interest needs to do! They need to think about the consequences of their actions and how it makes us feel!
  • When I Was Your Age...: We are disgusted with the modern generation for having it easy with things such as technology, recreational activities, and their ways of living their lives! Why can't they understand and appreciate the standards we uphold and the hardships we've endured back then?! We liked them better that way!
  • Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: It's your own fault for making us abuse you!
  • Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide": Killing millions of people is purely good! After all, they are all wicked and deserve to die!
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Ever. No matter who gets hurt.
  • Witch Hunt: If you are in the minority, especially regarding religion, we will hunt you down!
  • With Us or Against Us: The "middle side" is the same as the evil side. Therefore, if you are not for us, then you are evil!
  • You Are What You Hate: 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 Hypocrisy above.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: It doesn't matter how many bad things the freedom fighters have done, because they are fighting for freedom. Likewise, it doesn't matter the cause of the terrorists, because they are causing terror.

    Kinds/Flavors of Works We Are Extra Likely to Write or Appear In 
  • And That's Terrible: We can't rely on Show, Don't Tell to get our message across to the ignorant, stupid masses. We must spell it out in black and white to make sure they know. And if they reject it afterward, well, then it's on them!
  • Anvilicious: Subtlety is your worst enemy when it comes to arguing. The harder we hit the audience over the head, the better it will stick in their minds.note 
  • Author Tract: Who cares about a good story? Our beliefs are what the works of fiction we write really have to be about.
  • Disobey This Message: Don't believe the same dumbass things as everyone around you! Form your own, more intelligent beliefs that look more like ours!
  • Easy Evangelism: If you're against us, we'll know if you're not a lost cause based on how quickly you realize the error of your ways once we make you aware of it.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: What do you mean, it's not a Happy Ending? It's in line with what we believe; therefore, it's a Happy Ending!
  • Hitler Ate Sugar: Now you know. And Knowing Is Half the Battle.
  • Real Life: Appearance only but unfortunately, we appear there very often, so much that our appearances there often inspire our appearances in fiction.
  • Scare 'em Straight: Kids won't remember "You'll be righteous and have good things happen to you if you go with us." as easily as they'll remember "You'll be evil and have horrific things happen to you if you go against us." Related to Easy Road to Hell and Accentuate the Negative.
  • You Bastard: There's nothing like the audience's favorite fictional character saying they should agree with us to help them to do just that.