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12 Celebrity Fan Bases With Names So Bizarre, You Probably Did Not See It Coming

We have to say this though: there is no better sense of belonging than being a part of a fandom. FANDOM PRIDE!

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1. The extremely unexpected adult fans of popular kids' cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" are called Bronies

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Originally targetted at young girls and their parents, "My Little Pony" found an unlikely audience in a large group of Internet users in late 2010 and early 2011. These older fans, typically males from 18 to 35, adopted the name brony (plural bronies), a portmanteau of "bro" and "pony".

Its technology-savvy members have created numerous works in writing, music, art, and video based on the show, have established websites and fan conventions for the show, and have participated in charitable events around the show and those that create it.

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Cosplayers of numerous characters from the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, at the 2012 Summer BronyCon.

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2. Hollywood hottie Chris Pine's fans call themselves Pine Nuts, which the actor has proudly embraced in public

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3. British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch's fans have taken to calling themselves the "Cumberb****es"

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In interviews, the actor seems somewhat abashed by this and have tried to convince everybody to take up the name "Cumbercollective" instead.

Other variations include "Cumberbabes", "Benaddicts", as well as "Cumbercookie", collectively known as an actual "Cumberbatch". Get it?

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4. Tom Hiddleston hit big time when he appeared as Loki in Marvel's 'Thor', earning him two separate but amiable fan bases who call themselves Hiddlestoners and Loki's Army

Tom Hiddleston has said that he is flattered to have fans. The War Horse star revealed that he considers his fans, known as the "Hiddlestoners", to be amazing.

"I'm flattered," Hiddleston told New York Magazine of having fans. "They're amazing. The Hiddlestoners are an extraordinary group of people."

"Listen, I get letters from some of the Hiddlestoners, and it's some of the most articulate, eloquent writing I've ever read. I should be so lucky that I have an army of followers. My goodness."

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5. Beyonce's fan base call themselves by the buzzworthy name the Bey Hive, with the singer front and center as their Queen Bey

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A perfect portmanteau/pun mash-up that also doubles as a warning: if you mess with the Beyhive, you're going to get stung.

Or worse, the Beygency will show up on your doorstep.

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6. Coined by the Mother Monster herself, fans of Lady Gaga are called Little Monsters

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Lady Gaga started referring to her fans as "Little Monsters" during a series of live performances in the summer of 2009 following the release of her second album, Born This Way. The name fit them well because her fans would crawl and scream during her show like monsters would do.

The fan base's symbol is the "Monster Claw", a claw made with the hand. Gaga and her Little Monsters will use the term "Monsterpaws Up" or "Paws Up" to show they agree with something or to show that they are inspired by art, music and fashion and have an undying passion for art like their Mother Monster does.

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7. Rap star Nicki Minaj affectionately refers to her loyal fans collectively as Barbz

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Although "Barbz" is used to refer to Minaj's female fans, it is commonly used to refer to all members of the singer's fan base as a whole, regardless of gender.

The name is derived from Minaj's girly-girly alter-ego, The Harajuku Barbie, and the fashion she promotes. The singular Harajuku Barbie or HB is also used by Minaj to describe the head of all the barbiez—herself—without specifically implying that it is the alter ego speaking.

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8. 'All About That Bass' singer Meghan Trainor must be a closet Transformers fan... she calls her fans - wait for it - MEGATRONS


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9. Following a personal endorsement from the singer, fans of Ed Sheeran are now officially known as Sheerios


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10. Pop diva Mariah Carey affectionately refers to her fans as Lambs, also collectively known as... a Lambily

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11. Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken's fans carry the rather cringeworthy name of Claymates

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While the name's origin is unknown, the singer has apparently trademarked it. While his fans are collectively known as "Claymates", there appear to be sub-groups within the fan base, namely "Claysians" (Asian fans), "Claynadians" (Canadian fans), "Clayropeans" (European fans) and "Claydawgs" (male fans).

12. Fans of satirical TV host Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report seems to have established their own country, The Colbert Nation

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The show's cultural influence — which occasionally would require a fair degree of participation from the show’s audience, dubbed the Colbert Nation — extended beyond the program a number of times. This impact included the character running for U.S. President twice, co-hosting a rally at the National Mall, presenting a controversial performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and opening a real super PAC that raised millions of dollars. In addition, the show inspired various forms of multimedia, including music and multiple best-selling books.

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How far are you willing to go to get close to your favourite celebs? Some fans definitely went beyond what normal people would do to connect with their idols. Read about their weird antics HERE:

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