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Many fanbases on TV have their own nicknames. Some are generated by themselves, some from observers and some from detractors.

Be advised when using these terms that by the time the name becomes well known to outsiders, it's often gathered some distaste by those within the fandom. "Trekkie" has reached universal status and even appears in reputable dictionaries, but many within Star Trek fandom only ever use the term derisively, preferring the term "Trekker". Likewise, "Whovian" comes primarily from US Public Television -- it was originated by, and for some time a trademark of, the Doctor Who Fan Club of America -- and many fans outside the US think it sounds a bit silly, preferring the considerably more baroque but less jargonish "fans of the programme".

A subtrope of Fan Nickname, but not to be confused with it.

See also: Estrogen Brigade, Testosterone Brigade.

Examples of Fan Community Nicknames include:


Anime/Manga

  • Azutard (Azumanga Daioh)
    • 'A proud member of Team Seaslug!' has also been spotted.
    • On the same lines of the first, we also have 'Daiohtard'.
  • Black Knights (Code Geass)
  • Dollars (Durarara) This is from the show's version of 4chan that has spawned two real-life counterparts.
  • Dragonballers (Dragon Ball)
  • Evageeks (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Fans of Fairy Tail refer to themselves as Fairies, as do the mages belonging to the title guild.
  • Gundamaniacs (Mobile Suit Gundam)
    • Seedlings (Gundam Seed)
    • Wingnuts (Gundam Wing)
      • Also Wingers, but this is usually reserved as a term of derision.
  • Haruhiists or The S.O.S. Brigade (Suzumiya Haruhi); less kindly, Harutard
  • Hetalians (Axis Powers Hetalia)
  • Miniskirt Army for the Fullmetal Alchemist fangirls, presumably
    • And "Risembool Rangers". Specifically, these two are often used to refer to fans of Vic and Travis as well. To clarify, Vic's official fan club is the Risembool Rangers, and Travis's is the Miniskirt Army.
  • Moonies (Sailor Moon)
  • Narutards (Naruto)
  • Orange Roadies (Kimagure Orange Road) or, alternatively, HardKOR fans.
  • Otaku, in the western sense which only refers to Anime or Manga.
  • Shinigamiphiles (Bleach)
    • Which kind of sucks for those of us who like the human characters or vaizards more than the shinigami.
    • The name Bleachers has been tossed around in some places.
  • X-no-Miko (Fushigi Yuugi; this is applicable to individual characters only, such as "Tamahome no Miko", "Hotohori no Miko", "Tasuki no Miko", etc.)
    • Some of the more neutral fan groups refer to themselves as Seishi and assign counterparts in each group for each character.
  • T&Bros (Tiger and Bunny)


Comic Books


Fanfic

  • Ben Hutchins, while writing Undocumented Features, wrote that the forums for his work had the patience of "rabid crack weasels". He sometimes regrets having done this, as they've taken the name as their own, even having shirts and hats made for it.
  • Fans of Glee fanfic writer Caitlin (also known as 'Keitorin Asthore' or 'redbullandcupcake batter') refer to themselves as 'Cake Pops'. They also refer to Caitlin herself as 'Mama Cake Pop'.


Film

  • Backies (Back to The Future)
  • Untergangers (Downfall); taken from the original German title of the film. The term was coined by parodist Bossimias when a fellow parodist made a video promoting him on YouTube.
  • Ghostheads (Ghostbusters)
  • Hedheads (Hedwig and The Angry Inch); in homage to Rent fans' fan nickname, due to a secondary character's love of Rent being a plot point in the movie.
  • Rum Runners (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Warsies (Star Wars)
    • 'Jedheads' has also been heard.
    • Fandalorians, specifically for fans of Boba Fett and Mando'ade in general.
  • 9-Tards (9)
  • Programs (Tron universe)


Literature

  • Holmesians/Sherlockians (Sherlock Holmes)
    • Also, Baker Street Irregulars.
  • Horatio Hornblower fans have no overall nickname, but fans of Archie Kennedy call themselves "Crumpeteers," based on the Fan Nickname for him.
  • Janeites (Jane Austen)
  • Lemmings of Discord (Sword of Truth Hatedom), coined in one of the more creative insults they've received.
  • Mizzies (Les Misérables) Confusingly, this is sometimes also used as a collective term for the characters.
    • 'Mizfits' is a rarer variant. True mizfits do not laugh at the pun.
  • Phans (The Phantom of the Opera)
    • Frequently used patronizingly within the fandom when referring to other factions - most commonly by fans of the book when referring to fans of the musical.
      • "Phangirls" and "Phanbrats" also crop up in this sense, especially in reference to fans of the 2004 film who spend more time drooling over Gerard Butler's open shirt than anything else.
        • Note that fans of the older movies (which typically have even less to do with the source material than the musical) usually aren't deemed worthy of even a derogatory nickname, and flame wars may insue if they refer to themselves as 'Phans'. There has been some amount of fan-wankery due to this.
    • This is also the same name for the Danny Phantom fans. They're also called "Phandoms" as well.
    • Fans of the band Phish also call themselves Phans. This is all getting a bit confusing...
      • Fans of the band Phish would more likely call themselves and their community Phishheads and in the Phishhead community everything that starts with an "F" is changed to a "Ph". It is possible this originated from when the band used to play a bar in Burlington, Vermont called the Front and created posters stating "Phish at the Phront" to advertise this show. Then trend sorta gained popularity up phrom there.
    • And let's not forget the fans of the Phantasm series.
  • Potterites (Harry Potter). Pottheads, for a more pejorative term. "Potterheads" is a common variant. Also "Potterphile".
    • Another common name is Dumbledore's Army or the D.A.
    • Harmonians for the infamously vocal Harry/Hermione shippers
      • Herons for their arch-enemies, the Ron/Hermione shippers.
        • "Good Shippers" (from "The Good Ship Ron/Hermione") seems to be more common than "Herons". It's somewhat inflammatory.
  • Ringers (The Lord of the Rings)
    • Pejorative term: Ringnut.
    • Tolkienites. A far better term, as it also covers his other literature.
  • Shansters for fans of the works of Darren Shan
  • Twilighters (Twilight)
    • Along with the more derogatory "Twatlighters" - Though the term usually applies to members of the Twatlight ONTD livejournal community instead.
    • There's also a subgroup called Twilight Moms (Twimoms, for short).
    • Twi-hards (from "diehard") and Twitards (more derogatory, from "Twihards" - not to be confused with Twittards, who are Twitter users).
    • And more recently, twerds (Twilight+ nerds)
    • Also, Twifags, from the ever-so-subtle depths of /b/. They use nounfag for everything, though.
    • Twiguys, for those middle-aged men who walk around wearing New Moon T-shirts.
    • Team Jacob and Team Edward
  • WOFers for members of the Warrior Cats official forum and Wishians for members of the fansite Warriors Wish.
  • Hard Core Fan Freaks for those devoted to following Robert Jordan's massive [[[The Wheel of Time]]] series
  • Phagers for members of the Gone fansite Gaiaphage.com, and Fayzians for fans of the series itself. That being said, most Fayzians are members of Gaiaphage, so the terms overlap a lot.
  • Not used often, but several fans of The Dark Tower series have referred to themselves as "Tower Junkies" based on an offhand(and completely spot-on) comment about Roland made by Eddie Dean in "The Drawing Of The Three".
  • The major Hunger Games fansites had a poll for fans to select their own fandom nickname. "Tributes" won narrowly over "Mockingjays".
  • Fans of Philip Jose Farmer's Wold Newton Family refer to themselves as "Meteorics" - a name inspired by the Wold Newton meteor strike that mutated the members of the Family.
  • Skulduggery Pleasant fans are known as "minions", or occasionally "munchkins".
  • "Afpers" for Discworld fans who are on the UseNet group alt.fan.pratchett.
  • Fans of His Dark Materials who inhabit the Bridge To The Stars website style themselves Sraffies.


Live Action TV

  • The American Idol forums make fan clubs for each contestant, each with their own unique name, which can range from simply being based on the contestant's name (last year's "Arch Angels" for David Archuleta (now shortened to just "Archies"), this year's "Gokey Gang", "Anoop Troop", etc.) to a reference to a prominent feature (fans of last year's dreadlocked contestant Jason Castro called themselves "Dreadheads") to the more arcane (after David Cook called himself a "word nerd" in reference to his love of crossword puzzles in an early interview, his fan group christened themselves the Word Nerds), to the just plain weird (last year's contestant Ramiele Malubay was small, cute, Asian, and had a powerful voice--so the fan group decided to christen themselves the "Pikachu Posse.")
  • Babblers or Fivers for Babylon 5 fans.
  • Browncoats or Flans (Firefly)
  • Buffistas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Kittens are a sub-group of BTVS fans who specifically ship Willow/Tara
      • There's also FireStarters (Spike/Buffy shippers) and Immortal Lovers (Angel/Buffy shippers).
    • The Buffy fandom as a whole has been referred to as "Buffonia".
    • "Whedonites" for those who are fans of all of Joss Whedon's works.
  • Coconuts (or Team Coco), for fans of Conan O'Brien.
  • Downtonians (Downton Abbey)
  • Duesers (Due South)
  • Dunderheads (US version of The Office)
  • Dwarfer (Red Dwarf)
    • Also Smegheads.
  • Forever Knight has nicknames for each segment of the community, it would take a whole page to list them all. Each ship and character fan group has a nickname.
  • Gateheads (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis)
  • Gleeks (Glee)
    • Those who only watch the show for Kurt Hummel are known as Kurtsies.
    • The fans who are Star Kids as well as Gleeks are numerous enough to warrant their own nickname: Stargleeks.
  • Go-ers (Filmations Ghostbusters live action series)
  • Gothniks (American Gothic)
  • Grifters (Leverage)
  • Heroes (The Colbert Report) - also 'It-Getters' and 'The Colbert Nation', which have slightly different connotations. Unique in that these names were given to the fans by Colbert in the first episode, and stuck.
  • Human Beings (Community) taken from the school's mascot, The Greendale Human Being.
  • iCarlies - (ICarly), based on what the recurring villain Nevel calls the Power Trio. Not as widely used as the nicknames for the two major shipper groups though:
    • The Sam/Freddie "Seddie Warriors"
    • The Carly/Freddie "Creddie Scholars".
  • Leaper (Quantum Leap)
  • Lostralians, Lostaways, Lostie (Lost)
    • "Jaters" and "Skaters" for the J/K and S/K shippers
    • Don't forget the Jacketeers!
  • Merkins for Merlin fans, though it was what they were dubbed by someone rather than given by the fans themselves.
  • MSTie (Mystery Science Theater 3000). It is the task of MSTies to Keep Circulating the Tapes of episodes not released on DVD.
  • Newpsies, a somewhat self-derisive nickname a lot of The OC fans use. Suitable too given how self-referential and somewhat self-derisive the show could be.
  • Pushing Daisies fans have been known in some parts to argue over whether "Daisy-Pushers" or "Pie Hos" would be a preferential fan community nickname. (When deciding, as the mention of this conflict will most assuredly have you doing, please note the negative connotations of "Pie Hos".)
  • Robot Skeleton Army, for fans of Craig Ferguson and The Late Late Show.
  • Sam!Girls, Dean!Girls, and Misha!Wives (Supernatural). Strangely, there's no overall nickname for all of the fans.
    • Fans of Misha Collins have been dubbed "Misha's Minions". (Also, somewhat facetiously, the actor himself stated that on the weekends they shall be known as "Flunkies".)
  • Scaper (Farscape)
    • Fargater (Farscape fans who've followed Ben Browder and Claudia Black over to Stargate SG-1)
  • Fringe fans refer to themselves as "cortexifans", a pun on the drug developed by Massive Dynamic that is responsible for a majority of the weird shit in the series.
  • Sidekicks (Heroes)
  • Smithies (The Sarah Jane Adventures). Not to be confused with students or alumnae of Smith College, who are also called Smithies.
  • Stoned Slackers (The Daily Show), a name adopted after it was used pejoratively by Bill O Reilly
  • Trekkies (Star Trek)
    • The ones who prefer to be called 'Trekkers' are mocked as much within the fandom as without. Although the same can be said of Trekkies by Trekkers.
      • The distinctions seems to be a Trekker is someone who might surprise everyone with his Star Trek likes ("You like Star Trek?! WOW!"). A Trekkie is someone who is not ashamed of dressing himself as Captain Kirk or Spock.
      • Lampshaded by The Great Luke Ski: "A Trekker is a Star Trek fan, and a Trekkie is someone who insists you call them a Trekker."
    • The 2008 Cult Classic Fanboys gives us the derogatory "Spock Suckers".
    • Niners, for people who prefer Star Trek Deep Space Nine to the rest of the series to put it somewhat mildly. If it's being used positively or derogatorily depends on where and who it's being said about.
      • For added bonus, it ties in nicely with Fivers, given the rivalry shared between the fans of DS9 and Babylon 5.
  • Tru(e)bies (True Blood)
  • Wheel Watcher: Wheel of Fortune. While the Wheel Watchers Club has been online since 2003, this term was actually coined in 1987 during an ad campaign that Pat Sajak didn't really like all that much.
  • Wingnuts (The West Wing)
  • Whosers (Whose Line Is It Anyway??)
  • Whovians (Doctor Who)
    • "Wholigans" is an alternative sometimes used in the UK.
      • That must be confusing whenever they run into someone who likes The Who (see Music examples below).
    • "Whosiers" is not unheard-of.
  • Woodies (Torchwood)
  • X-Philes (The X-Files)
  • Xenites (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Devotees of British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (recently catapulted to fandom by his portrayal of the eponymous character in the BBC Series Sherlock) happily refer to themselves as "Cumberbitches".
    • Though that's becoming very rare. They now mostly refer to themselves as "Cucumbers". The adjective to describe such a person is "Ben-addicted"
      • The term as regained popularity since Sherlock hit the United States
      • Tumblr would beg to differ.
    • Sherlockians has become popular for fans of the show and not just Benedict in particular.
  • Sandra Lee haters on Television Without Pity call themselves "shrikes." The name "shrike" came about when a Sandra Lee defender commented on an article about Sandra Lee and called her detractors "shrikes." Conversely, her fans are referred to as "Fandras."
  • Fans of famous Disney Channel celebrities have nicknames as well, often popularized on Twitter:
  • For fans of famous Nickelodeon celebrities:
  • While there isn't one for the fandom as a whole, the Game of Thrones community on Television Without Pity is divided between the Unsullied (those who have not read the books), and the Bookwalkers (those who have read the books). Unlike most divisions among fandoms, this one is quite amiable, aside from resentment among the Unsullied for when Bookwalkers drop spoilers.
  • The recent popularity of certain crossover fandoms has produced such names as Wholockians (fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock), Superwhovians (fans of Supernatural and Doctor Who), and Superwholockians (fans of all three).


Music

Professional Wrestling


Radio

  • Dittoheads: Fans of the Rush Limbaugh Talk radio show, coined from callers' tendency to say "Dittos" as a greeting to the host, which originated from one caller who said that instead of spending valuable airtime praising the show and the host, she would simply "ditto what the previous caller said" - at first used derisively by those who assumed it simply meant blind agreement with the host, but openly embraced by the fans.
  • Fans of British radio star Terry Wogan are either TOGs (Terry's Old Geezers/Gals) or TYGs (Terry's Young Guys/Girls). There are also a number of other terms no longer in widespread use, such as TWITs (Terry Wogan Is Top).
  • Australian radio host Philip Adams refers to his listeners as "Gladdies", a reference to a running joke that the only people who listen to his show are little old ladies called Gladys.


Sports


Tabletop Games

  • While fans of Ravenloft can't seem to agree on a collective name for themselves, the team of fanzine writers called "The Kargatane" deserve a mention, for naming themselves after the in-game brainwashed mooks of the Kargat: a secret police force for which Ravenloft's original TSR design team was nicknamed.
  • Fans of the Ork Faction of Warhammer have been known to call themselves "Nobz," "Gitz," or simply, "Da Boyz," which are all terms for groups of orkish individuals in the game.


Theatre


Video Games


Web Animation

  • Deleteheads (SBemail fans)
    • This was also alluded to in "yes, wrestling" when Homestar Runner, here and nowhere else wrestling as "The Jack 'Em Up Kid", rants about "the power of all the screamin' Jack 'Emites and Jack 'Emettes out there".


Web Comics


Web Original

  • Floodians for the Bungie.net Off-Topic forum The Flood.
  • Gaffers (NeoGAF, although it tends to be "reversed" often by detractors)
  • Game FAQs has different names for the users of different social boards;
    • Random Insanity (RI) - RIers
    • Life, the Universe and Everything (LUE) - LUEsers
    • United Kingdom and Northern Island Regional - 313ers (after its board number)
    • Current Events (CE) - CEmen
    • War On Terror (WOT) - WOTers
    • Poll Of the Day (PoTD) - PoTDers
    • GameFAQs Contests (Board 8) - B8ers
    • Users of Game FAQs in general are known as FAQers
      • Or GameFAGs, by less charitable people.
    • Don't go to The Couch and call yourself a couchie. That is, unless everyone kisses your ass. Otherwise sit back and watch the flames.
  • Goggleheads or Labcoats (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
  • MUnkeys/Refresh Monkeys (Tales of MU)
  • Smogonites (Smogon)
    • Smogonites often deride members of another Pokémon fansite, Serebii.net (its owner is infamous for trying to start fights between his site and other Pokémon communities, and pretty much everyone else), as "'Biitards".
  • And fans of the Image Board 4chan have names depending on which of the boards they prefer to post. To name a handful -
    • /a/ is for /a/ssholes OR wee/a/boos.
    • /b/ is for /b/tards, /b/astards, /b/rothers, /b/rethren, /b/edophiles, /b/ronies (if they happen to be fans of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic) and others. They stick, and depends on the situation.
    • /c/ is for /c/itizens
    • /cgl/ frequenters are "seagulls".
    • /cm/ is for /cm/whores (camwhores)
    • /co/ is for /co/mrades
    • /d/ is for /d/eviants
    • /fa/ is for /fa/ggots
    • /fit/ is for mis/fit/s
      • Or /fit/izens.
    • /g/ is for /g/eeks
    • /jp/ is for /jp/sies
    • /k/ is for /k/ommandos
    • /i/ is for either art/i/sts or /i/nsurgents, depending on which /i/ you are. (/i/ is either oekaki or invasion.)
    • /po/ is for /po/eople
    • /m/ is for /m/orons, or occasionally /m/en or ka/m/en
    • /mu/ is for /mu/tants
    • /r/ is for /r/etards
    • /s/ is for /s/leazebags
    • /sci/ has a 95% chance of encountering /sci/ducks
    • /soc/ is for /soc/ialites or /soc/iopaths
    • /sp/ is for /sp/artans
    • /tg/ is for fa/tg/uys
      • Oh so true...
      • Sometimes it seems to be eloquen/tg/entlemen.
      • And other times they don'/tg/ive a shit.
      • The female equivalent is ca/tg/irl.
    • /tr/ is for /tr/ainers
      • Alternatively, /vp/oreons.
    • /v/ is for /v/irgins
    • /y/ is for sodom/y/tes
    • /u/ is for b/u/lldykes
    • /r9k/ is for gentlemen, robots, and lu/r9k/ers.
    • /x/ is for /x/philes
    • /toy/ is for /toy/ soldiers
    • /adv/ is for /adv/isors and s/adv/irgins
  • Users on 4chan's /b/ are collectively Anonymous, and individually "fags."
    • 4chan has a variation on the "____fag" theme for almost everybody; some ("moralfags", "tripfags") are meant to be insults, but others ("drawfags") usually aren't. It gets confusing.
  • Posters on the sabermetric baseball site Baseball Primer refer to themselves as "Primates".
  • Deviants (Deviantart) (or Tartlets, as /b/ prefers to call them)
  • Posters on the Straight Dope Message Board call themselves "Dopers".
  • Diggers (Digg)
  • AH.commers (Alternate History Dot Com)
  • EDiots (Encyclopedia Dramatica)
  • Facepunch users refer to themselves as Face Punchers or F Pers
  • Farkers (Fark)
  • Gaians (Gaia Online), or as known in /b/, Gaiafags
  • Hybrids/HYBRIDS (Everyman HYBRID)
  • Something Awful forum members call themselves "Goons", both on and off the site (e.g. "Goon-con", "Goonfleet" in EVE Online).
  • Inside Pulse forum members are usually referred to as "Insyders" when they're referenced on the main site. Member Cash Kerouac objected to this, feeling it silly and jargonish; thus, he's usually referred to as an "Outsyder."
  • Lonelygirl15 fans, particularly those using the official website, are sometimes known as "lonelycrackers", due to their addiction to the series.
  • lulzwhores/b_lulzers at batman_lulz
  • MUnchkins (the Mai Universe forum)
  • MeFites (MetaFilter)
  • Evil Lesbian Minions (Pottersues) It comes from an angry letter from someone who got sporked.
  • Ravelers (ravelry.com)
  • Redditors (Reddit)
  • Snopesters (snopes.com)
  • Starmen (Starmen.net)
  • TaBBers (Truth and Beauty Bombs, the forum for The Non-Adventures of Wonderella and formerly the Dinosaur Comics and Wondermark forum)
  • Tropers (Rather obvious, isn't it?)
  • Tubers (YouTube)
  • Uncyclopedians (Uncyclopedia)
  • Wankas (Fandom_Wank)
  • Wikipedians (Wikipedia)
    • Or Wikipedophiles, according to the lovely folks at Encyclopedia Dramatica.
  • Handlers (Survival of the Fittest). "Teenager-killers" is also used as times, but not as often.
  • Mice/Mouse for anonymous posters at places such as Livejournal or Journalfen
  • Members of the Wicked Lovely forum The rath&Ruins, or just the rath, refer to themselves as 'rathers' (rath-ers). A more general term for members of the fandom is 'lovelies'.
    • Well, they are rather lovely.
    • Don't forget 'My dark and wicked lovelies', used occasionally for members of the dark court.
    • And Kinglings (Keenan Fans), SOSers (Seth Fans), Discos (Seth haters, usually kinglings), Sweetlings (Keenan haters, usually SOSers), Darklings (Niall fans) and Shadow girls (Irial Fangirls).
  • Nerdfighters (the Vlog Brothers)
  • Fans of Alex Day are The Nermie Army.
  • And then there's the furries, which at least started out as a fan group of "anthropomorphic" animals. Heaven knows what, exactly, they are now.
    • The focus hasn't shifted, but it has broadened somewhat. And the fandom's population has positively exploded over the last few years.
  • There's also "lolfans", which are people who follows a given fandom not because they're genuinely interested in it, but because they like making fun of it.
  • Readers of The Chive call themselves 'Chivers'.
  • Followers of Lord Inglip are Gropagas.
  • Sparklers, or Sparklifers, for the folks who frequent the Sparknotes website.
  • Those brave souls who participate in NaNoWriMo are referred to as Wrimos or Nanos, depending on who you ask.
  • "Audience" for Tobuscus fans.
  • As chosen in one of the very first episodes, "Stop Podcasting Yourself" fans are called "bumpers."
  • For fans of Youtuber Philip Defranco, there is the Defranco Nation
  • Members of the Secret Treehouse (That Guy With The Glasses) often refer themselves as "Treehousians."
  • TYT Nation (The Young Turks)
  • Fans of Regretsy are affectionately referred to as "Fat Jealous Losers", something they are often called by detractors of the site. "CF 4 L" (Club Fuckery 4 Life) is also used.
  • Readers of Yo, Is This Racist? are called "racecars". Readers of the dating advice-related Spin-Off Yo, Should I Dump This Asshole? are therefore called "dumptrucks".


Western Animation

  • Avatard (Avatar: The Last Airbender or Avatar)
    • Expanding on that, we have Kataangers (fans of Katara/Aang) and their rival shippers, Zutarians (Zuko/Katara)
    • And Tokkaneers for fans of Toph/Sokka. Rival shippers of Suki/Sokka never found a good name, but a number have adopted Sukkateer.
      • Georgians has also occasionally been used by Sukka fans (from the meme where any Portmanteau Couple Name sounded too much like either "Sokka" or "Suki", so they gave up and agreed to call the couple "George.")
    • The term "Avatard" has occasionally come under fire by advocates for the mentally challenged, who feel it promotes the epithet "retard". Fans continue to use it anyway.
      • Additionally, some fans of James Cameron's Avatar have tried to comandeer the nickname for themselves, which has caused some friction in parts of the internet where the two fandoms collide. The general consensus is that fans of ATLA have claim on the name since they came first.
    • Hotmen is also used sometimes.
  • Bronies (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, used mainly by the older male fanbase)
    • The producers of the show incorporated a Shout-Out to this term into a promotional music video, drawing cheers from a significant portion of the brony fan base (and fears of pandering from another portion of it).
    • There's also "ponies," "sismares," "hoenies," "bronettes," "pega-sisters," or "fillies" for the older female fanbase.
    • Technically, both "bronies" and "ponies" are gender-neutral, but tend to have a gendered connotation.
    • The variant "/b/ronies", as well as the unique "/co/lts" and "ponyfags", are used by the fanbase present on 4chan.
  • My Little Pony fans, pre-FiM, often go by PegaSis or Filly. Though it hasn't quite been decided what a male fan would be called.
  • Campers, a term voice actor Christian Potenza lovingly uses to call fans of his show Total Drama Island. Whenever he does a YouTube video, he always starts it by looking at the camera and saying "Hey campers!"
  • Darklings (Darkwing Duck)
  • Disney fans who are eagerly following future animated movies have started giving themselves fun nicknames:
  • In-universe examples from Phineas and Ferb: Fans of Space Adventure are called "Spekkies" while fans of Stumpleberry Finkbat are "Finkies." They have a Fandom Rivalry.
  • Go-ers (Filmations Ghostbusters animated series)
  • KaBlammoids (Ka Blam!) Double points for it coming from a term for the fans used in the show itself.
  • Rangerphiles (Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers)
  • Spinners (Tale Spin)
  • Steventhusiasts (Steven Universe, was used less commonly by fans who are interest the show in general)
    • BroGems (Steven Universe, used mainly by the older male fanbase and rather sometimes refer Ex-Bronies from above that are now interest in this show)
    • Orthodox SJW Steventhusiasts (Steven Universe, was prosposal fan community nickname of who rather everything related to show take very seriously with share radical progressive ideology)
  • Transfans (Transformers)
  • \m/ HEADBANGERS \m/
  • The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers fan list sometimes refers to themselves as "Rangers" and / or "Slaverlords"
  • Kimmunity (Kim Possible)
  • Kids of the playground (Recess)
  • While the fans of SpongeBob SquarePants do not yet have a nickname for the fandom as a whole, the word "Spongetards" has been recently coined to describe the less-intelligent part of the fandom.


Real Life

  • "Randroids", a term that those who follow Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophy find objectionable, for obvious and not-so-obvious reasons.
  • Advice columnist and activist Dan Savage calls his fans his "Flying Monkeys", particularly when he's siccing them on someone. The name comes from The Wizard of Oz and his love of musical theater. He once got a bit miffed when an interviewer misheard him and referred to them as his "Blind Monkeys".

 Dan Savage: "It's something an elderly gay fact checker would've caught."

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