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The Adoring Fan: The Most Annoying Video Game Character Ever!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007 4:00 am by BGW
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Xbox 360 Video Game:
Oblivion: Elder Scrolls IV
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The Adoring FanMeet the “Adoring Fan“, an annoying character from the popular 2007 Video Game of the Year winner, Oblivion: Elder Scrolls IV by Bethesda Softworks.

The Adoring Fan is an annoying little wood-elf with a blonde “fauxhawk” and a whiny, effeminate voice who walks around with a smug look on his face1. His purpose is to “help” your character throughout the game, but instead he turns out to be an extreme nuisance; he actually, more often than not, abandons you by running away like a little bitch as enemies approach.

Perhaps that sh*t eating grin he has plastered on his face isn’t proof enough for you? See for yourself on YouTube; gamers enjoy picking on him. Just do a search for ‘oblivion adoring fan’ and you will see numerous videos depicting him in various elaborate, well-planned death scenarios. We will show you the best one at the end of this post.

The Adoring Fan also spits out ridiculous gibberish throughout the game. Here are some annoying quotes straight from the Adoring Fan himself:

1. By Azura! By Azura! By Azura! It’s the Grand Champion! I can’t believe it’s you! Standing here, next to me!
2. Yes, oh great and mighty Grand Champion? Is there something you need? Can I carry your weapon? Shine your boots? Backrub, perhaps?
3. Here? Right here? What about, say… over there? No? Right here? All right then, you’re the Grand Champion! Whatever you say!
4. Aw, gee! You sure? Okay, well, I’ll be hanging around the Arena grounds if you need someone to worship the ground you walk on. Bye!

And, if you only need to know one more thing about the Adoring Fan character, it’s the fact that he absolutely ADORES the “Grand Champion2” character in the video game. He offers to shine the Grand Champion’s boots, carry his weapons, and give him a quote-unquote backrub. He is what we at OTD call a “Grand Champion Nut-Hugger”.

During the game, he has been known to say the following “groupie-like” phrase (more “stalker-like” if you ask me):

Golly, you’re the best! I’m going to follow you and watch you and worship the ground you walk on!

Keeping that quote in mind, here’s a quick SAT Analogy for you to try and answer:

(Reminder, the semicolon “:” represents “is to”)

The Grand Champion : The Adoring Fan


A) JonBenét Ramsey : Michael Jackson
B) Male anal rape : A homophobic straight guy
C) OfferOfTheDay.com : You
D) The show ‘To Catch A Predator’ : Online pedophiles
None of the above

Do you have an answer? Continue to the next page to see the correct answer…

  1. The Adoring Fan is voiced by actor Craig Sechler. [^]
  2. The ‘Hero’ character controlled by you in the video game Oblivion. [^]
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By Anonymous on 09/20/2007 at 8:44 am -

The 2nd most annoying video game character of all time is Toadstool from Super Mario Bros. Walking around with that ridiculous thing on his head…RIDICULOUS.

By ryadmin on 09/20/2007 at 9:11 am - <- Administrator

Your character can also pick-pocket the Adoring Fan throughout the game. You can also lock him up in a room in your house and try to starve him to death, but he never dies.

By Listat on 09/20/2007 at 11:17 am -

I would very much enjoy beating this elf-boy to within an inch of his life. His face would be unrecognizable to his peers after I get finished with that annoying POS.

By Mr. Cruel on 09/20/2007 at 1:01 pm -

My costume for Halloween this year will hopefully be that of “The Adoring Fan” from Oblivion.

By ryadmin on 09/20/2007 at 1:22 pm - <- Administrator

Here are more good videos of The Adoring Fan:

The Adoring Fan spitting out gibberish:


The Adoring Fan and 2 followers being drowned and then robbed of their possessions.

Wait Right Here

By ryadmin on 09/20/2007 at 5:51 pm - <- Administrator

I hope Bethesda writes him into their next installment of the game. As much as I hate the Adoring Fan, he’s fun to pick on. I may re-play the game…but this time I will create my character to look EXACTLY like the Adoring Fan and even name him the Adoring Fan. Then I will spend the whole game running away from enemies and stalking some poor character from the Arena. It might be a little weird when I get to the point in the game where I meet the “real” Adoring Fan but it will be worth it to see the look on his face.

By admin on 09/21/2007 at 8:45 am - <- Administrator

Look at the following thread on the uesp.net forum regarding this issue:
The Adoring Fan Is A Jerk!

By Bethesda Blog on 09/21/2007 at 9:01 am -

[…] Looking through some stuff on Digg this morning, I stumbled upon a funny post on the site Offer of the Day. One of their writers declares “The Adoring Fan” from Oblivion to be “The Most Annoying Video Game Character Ever.” […]

By ryadmin on 09/21/2007 at 2:46 pm - <- Administrator

This British Kid explains everything you need to know about properly killing off the Adoring Fan in Oblivion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dOMZRQp9H4

By ryadmin on 09/27/2007 at 2:08 pm - <- Administrator

I just found a video of someone creating possibly the most elaborate way to kill off the Adoring Fan: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ClLFavEPSbo


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