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"Fan joins the battle!"
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Reason: Playable Character
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"Fan's a nice guy. I hope they make it far" - Popcorn
This character is popular, and they're loved by many fans, maybe even because they're the host, they won a show or they're super likable.

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This page was last edited on November 28, 2021 at 3:08 PM.

Fan, labeled The #1 Fan, was a recurring character in Inanimate Insanity and was a male contestant in Inanimate Insanity II.


Fan is a red fold-able Chinese traditional fan. He also has bright yellow sides. It should be noted that fan is made out of paper, leading to Lightbulb often saying Paper as Fan's name.


Fan is socially awkward and quirky. He is Inanimate Insanity's biggest fan. He's almost always enthusiastic and optimistic. Aside from that, like Test Tube, he's presumed to be quite intelligent. He has a MePhone of his own, where he use to find information. Oddly enough, he trusts the internet almost all the time, an example in Episode 8 where he told Test Tube that rice can cure phone damage because the Internet implied so. This could also imply that he does not read the entire thing and dislikes reading a long block of texts (Theorized).

He is quite an eccentric oddball and is really out there in the circle of normal but he is shown that he is quite confident and self-assured in himself, being unafraid to go on his laptop to update his blog, but it annoys his teammates (particularly Paintbrush) a lot when he only focuses on other topics rather than the challenge.

He usually gets quite annoyed when people get his name wrong, especially at Lightbulb, because she usually gets his name wrong and calls him "Paper."

Fan is also quite idiosyncratic and imperfect, but at the end of the day, he is a team player and always tries his best to focus on the challenges.

Fan Fiction[]


  • Frederick Feiger (NLG343)
  • Frank Denver (TheRobloxianGuy67)
  • Fanner Jong-kook (ScribbledEggs)
  • Finn Bowman (KittyFan2004)
  • Francis Buckley (Opinduver)
  • Felix Holgersen (Ze Tossere)
  • Fred Chang (WheeliumThe2nd)
  • Fercjaalfât Cosneet
  • Fred Fengshan (Hanjax70)
  • Franz Fan (TTVTeeDee)
  • Flint Abbott (EpikCatz)

Where Fan is From[]

  • Brockton, Massachusetts (KittyFan2004)
  • San Francisco, California (U4Again)
  • Yucaipa, California (Ze Tossere)
  • Sydney, Australia (FlorasAreReallyCool228)
  • Harbin, China (WheeliumThe2nd)
  • Bridesburg, Philedelphia (Alexjake14)
  • Vinninga, Sweden
  • Sasebo, Japan (MrFlamerBoy)
  • Kowloon, Hong Kong (Hanjax70)
  • Huntington, West Virginia (EpikCatz)


  • November 9, 1996 (U4Again)
  • July 23, 1994 (Ze Tossere)
  • October 18, 1996 (FlorasAreReallyCool228)
  • September 14, 1995 (TheGamerAlex2004)
  • December 31, 1998 (WheeliumThe2nd)
  • April 19, 2000 (Alexjake14)
  • July 7, 2000 (KittyFan2004)
  • August 4, 1998 (Hanjax70)
  • July 11, 2000 (EpikCatz)


  • Polynesian (KittyFan2004)
  • German-American, with hints of Italian descent (U4Again)
  • Norwegian and Chinese (Ze Tossere)
  • Malaysian
  • Chinese-American (EpikCatz)


  • Protestant (KittyFan2004, U4Again)
  • Jewtestantian Fan ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Satanist
  • None/Atheist (Hanjax70)

Theories and Speculations[]

  • The Bright Lights might lose, according to Fan's pattern.
  • Fan may be in a relationship with Test Tube. (Many fans support this theory)
  • Fan will make it to the Top 10 or at least merge in the series.
  • If you have any more theories or speculations please feel free to add them in this section…


  • Fan, Cheesy, and Microphone are the only newbies to appear in S1 of II.
  • Fan appeared the most out of the other newbies that appeared in S1 of II.
  • Fan is the second prominent character to be voiced by Brian Koch, the other is MePhone4S.
  • Fan is one of the contestants who owns a phone, the other ones are Marshmallow and Bow, making him the only male to have one and the only newbie to have one.


Names in other languages[]

French - Éventail

German - Ventilator

Spanish - Ventilador

Italian - Fan

Dutch - Ventilator

Portuguese - Ventilador

Russian - Веер

Japanese - ファン

Chinese - 扇子