Top 10 Best Fandoms

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What is the best fandom? Vote and comment on this list of the top ten best fandoms ever!

**NOTE: This isn't the best book/movie/band, but instead its fandom. For example, even if I don't like Twilight, I might say it has a good fandom. END OF NOTE**
The Top Ten
1 Harry Potter

Harry Potter changed my life. It opened me to a world of magic and fun, of imagination and friendship. From when I read the first book many years ago to now, the Harry Potter series is my all-time favorite. It helped me become more social with others, improve my reading and writing skills, and whenever I read a Harry Potter book or watch a movie, I go into a state of happiness. Harry Potter has something for everyone, and anyone who says any different probably just needs a hug.

Harry Potter will always stay my second fandom (next to PJO and HOO), but I still love it all the same. This series had the thickest books I had ever read at the time (being only 9 years old), and certainly kickstarted my absolute adoration for reading. I discovered my passion and hobby for curling up on a beanbag next to the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and a book on a cold, winter's day. I have officially set myself a life goal to find and read the thickest fictional, enjoyable book, that has extremely long pages and tiny text. I love the way the characters are built through age and how their lives are set out. The movies were surprisingly accurate too, sure, they clipped out a thing or two, but all in all, a good recreation. Like PJO, this fandom will always have a place in my heart, no matter what the consequences.

2 Doctor Who

I absolutely love Doctor Who! It is such a great fandom. You'll feel so welcomed! The show as well is so awesome and will definitely get you hooked in a matter of 2 episodes!

The fandom is really diverse in opinions, but we all know how to express them politely to each other, and we never really argue about who our favourite Doctor is or if the classics or the new version were better. This is mainly because we're all so caring towards other fans, and the fandom is obsessively enthusiastic about the show, which can be both a positive and negative. Finding another fan of Doctor Who is like finding a treasure trove - you suddenly have someone to talk to for years.

3 Anime

This is personally my favorite fandom - I've been in love with anime since I was quite young and watched the rather unrecognized, as well incredibly quaint anime "Princess Tutu." This particular fandom is also my favorite, for I find it to be one of the most versatile fandoms of them all - holding entertainment for people of all ages and personal tastes. There's some crappy anime out there. I won't lie, but there are many truly amazing anime for every anime screw-up.

Some incredible storylines, some jaw-dropping animation, and some undeniably lovable and quirky characters...

Anime is my #1 fandom, hands-down.

4 Supernatural

Supernatural is literally one of the biggest fandoms on Tumblr and can literally take over any and every post that has no whatsoever relevance to Supernatural. The bond between the cast, crew, and fans is exceptional and strong as hell. They have started from the bottom and literally risen to the top, well, almost but still. I am proud to be a part of the SPN family, even if I am the most irrelevant and most unimportant out there.

And I really love the way that Jensen and Jared act out their roles, and at times become them, with the effort, tears, and sweat that they have poured and given in the show that they love. So, I truly hope that they will finally be given an Oscar. I'm bummed that this isn't at the very top, but I am happy nevertheless. SPN family forever.

5 Star Wars

This franchise has contributed greatly to my life. It pushed me to use my imagination more and developed a part of my personality that allows me to have an optimistic view of the world. Just imagine a little kid playing outside, swinging a lightsaber, fighting against the dark side, and lighting a spark of hope in their eyes. In many ways, I am thankful for Star Wars for allowing me to see hope in everyday life.

While there are a couple of other fandoms that I'm involved in, the Star Wars fandom is the one I've been a part of for the longest time. I officially joined in the late 1990s, but I can trace my interest back to when I was 7 or 8 years old in 1984/1985. That's when I saw A New Hope and remember loving it. My elder cousin and I would play Star Wars with toy laser guns that had sound effects and all. We would watch the movie whenever we visited each other and there was time for it, then play afterwards. I just love it.

6 Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus

What is not to love about these books? The series had me hooked from beginning to end, which is saying a lot for someone who isn't an avid reader. You will fall in love not just with the story but with every single character, all of whom feel like family by the end of the series. Not only are the books incredible, but the people in our fandom are some of the most accepting and kindest people out there. Not to mention the 'Heroes of Olympus' series which Rick Riordan blessed us with at the conclusion of the 'Percy Jackson' series, which is just as good, if not better than the originals, something I believe not a single other author has managed to do.

7 Sherlock

This fandom has the cleverest and craziest fans I know. When we get a new trailer that's like 2 minutes long, we're going to find out what happens during the entire season (which means 3 episodes, but still), probably because of the wallpaper they have. We collect all the data. We deduce everything. The fandom can be pretty full of drama now and then, and some of the shippers should definitely calm down a bit. But we are still the smartest, the most observant people of all the people I have seen on the internet.

8 The Hunger Games

Why isn't this at least in the top 5? Hunger Games is an inspiring and well-written story that teaches us so many good lessons, like standing up for what's right, and being brave. Plus, Katniss is an amazing role model - people say she's not as brave as others like Tris Prior or Hermione Granger, but she is even better in my opinion. I mean, she volunteered for a fight to the death to save her little sister. She survived the Games and saved her district partner too, and she stood up to the Capitol even when the odds were never in her favor.

9 Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is simply the best. Great actors, best effects, best soundtracks, the best developed plotline, everything is just GREAT.

The book-readers and show-watchers get along extremely well, where the book-readers do not give many plot spoilers.

The fans of this show are even more hardcore than fans of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber.

10 Marvel

As a new Marvel fan who has binge-watched most of the movies, this fandom keeps me entertained so much. I love the movies, have read some bits of the comics, and the actors in the behind-the-scenes footage are so heartwarming! I love this fandom so much. Thank you for everything, Stan Lee. R.I.P.

Marvel rules above all other fandoms, and I think a lot of other people agree with me. They deserve much more appreciation from the world. Even though many of us are still getting over our PEDS (Post Endgame Depression Syndrome), Marvel will always have a place in our hearts, prepared for tears to spill.

The Contenders
11 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic A brony is an adult male fan of the Hasbro animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The fandom gained enormous popularity during the 2010s.

So far, My Little Pony has been my favorite fandom. It really shows the value of friendship, and when I say value, I mean 'magic.' Even though I'm sort of an introvert in school and never really wanted to talk to anyone, My Little Pony really changed me. I was once a naughty teenager who just, you know, but when I finally watched this show, it taught me such manners. I started acting generous and nicer, and I really wished my family would watch the show, too, because there are really good things and lessons that they're missing out on!

I recommend this show, and it may seem boring and childish when you watch from season one, but it still has many great values. This little pastel pony TV show is an inspiration to me. I'm sorry for other fandoms, but I think MLP is the best compared to my other fandoms.

12 The Lord of the Rings

The books are incredible works of literature made by an amazing man who had tons of creativity and artistic aspects. The movies have so many amazing actors and actresses, and tons of visually breathtaking scenes, as well as amazing music and quotes that will bring most to tears. Furthermore, the storyline, character complexity, and overall meaning in general is amazing, and it's just an amazing fandom. One fandom to rule them all!

J.R.R. Tolkien's work really sums up the things that I find beautiful in the world: courage, righteousness, selflessness, hidden strength, loyalty, and even gentleness are shown throughout this complex and riveting story. The characters are each unique and lovable in their own way. Also very complex, I loved reading this series three times!

13 Gravity Falls

Alright, strap in. This might get long.

I LOVE Gravity Falls! The characters are so relatable (I can relate to Dipper the most, despite being a girl), and their personalities really pop! The plot was gorgeous, and I love how it was executed. The codes, the secrets, the Easter eggs, the, if I may, "ciphers," are all so well hidden!

I heard from a friend at drama that it was ending back in 2016, and I couldn't believe it!

Then, the ending. The fact that the Pines family managed to defeat Bill was mind-blowing! And his last words? Theories, theories everywhere!

The last cryptogram feels like a punch in the gut when first deciphered/read ("Photos bleached by summer sun, the tale's been told, the summer's done. In memories, the Pines still play, on a sunny summer's day"). When Gravity Falls ended, my soul went with it.

To end this, my top 3 favorite characters (in no particular order):

Bill Cipher, Dipper Pines, Mabel Pines.

14 Phan (Dan and Phil)

The Phandom ranges from the weirdest to even the most serious of people. They have brightened the days of so many people, and they taught me that not all celebrities are perfect. They are the epitome of perfectly imperfect people. And that's okay. The Phandom is all about support and loving everything about yourself.

Dan and Phil are funny, sarcastic, clumsy, and are just plain weird. But that's why they are loved by so much. Because people aspire to be like them, and it isn't that hard because they are open and they show us their real selves. That you can become what you want just by being yourself.

Even if they aren't a couple, the fandom just keeps on spouting fanfiction about them. Though it's funny, it's also beneficial because writing is an educational hobby that can help improve one's skills. They have brought so many people together, and they have helped me make friends, unintentionally. They make us feel special, but they do it by being themselves.

I just can't put into words the gratitude I have for them. I sincerely hope that they feel the same way as us when they make videos because we just feel ecstatic when they do. Thank you, Dan and Phil. Always remember that the Phandom will always be here to love and support you!

15 Star Trek

I can't even voice how much my life has been influenced by Star Trek. I feel like after watching it, no matter who you are, you always seem to get a feeling... a feeling to be a little kinder and move more towards the future that it depicts.

Honestly, why is this not higher on the list? I know that many people would disagree and say that "Star Wars is way better known blah blah..." but Star Trek delves into so many amazing universes and theories! One of my favorite fandoms, I think.

There is a reason why this series has been consistently on television through new shows and reruns since 1966. Everyone can relate to it, and the future it portrays is one everyone can hope for.

16 Batman

Batman has a plan to neutralize every single member of the JLA. He is the most badass hero of all time and would obliterate Iron Man.

Joker, Penguin, Bane, Riddler, and so many more. Batman has become the most popular superhero ever made. He's the best!

17 Directioners A Directioner is a super fan of the British/Irish boy band called "One Direction". Directioners are dedicated to the band's five members: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and people associated with them.

I used to hate 1D because they were everywhere at the time, and I just assumed they were just another cheesy boy band. I had heard of Zayn. I didn't know that much about him, but I loved his song Dusk Till Dawn. In the beginning of 2020, I went to search the song on YouTube and came across a video of Zayn's timeline. I don't know why, but I clicked it, and when I found out that he was in One Direction, I was shocked and surprised. Looking at his image now, he didn't seem like the boy band type, and that really intrigued me.

I did more research on him, and then I started listening to and watching One Direction videos. Lord, that really changed my life! I fell in love with them, and they weren't cheesy at all. They're so funny and idiotic. I regret never giving them a chance, but I'm also glad I became a Directioner this late because I don't have to wait too long for a reunion. Honestly, thanks to Zayn, I would have never been able to be in such an amazing fandom.

18 Pokemon

The comment on the bottom is mine. I'm aware that I spelled "just" wrong. Seriously though, hasn't this game attracted you too? My first was Pearl. I got that at age nine and accidentally lost it even though I loved it so much because, well, you know kids. Waiting for a remake of it just makes me feel so impatient. I want to watch a Let's Play of Pearl, but I think I'd rather save my hurting nostalgia moment for when I freak out at the remake and immediately buy it and start playing it!

This show provides entertainment for kids and grown-ups alike. It brings back childhood memories for adults (like old characters like Misty, Brock, and so many more) and introduces new fans to a good concept of what life would be like if these creatures were here. It also brings people together with the new Pokemon Go, with live trainer battles and such.

19 The Mortal Instruments

Love, love, love this book series. Magnus is fabulous, Isabelle is a badass, Jace is so funny, Clary is such an artist, Simon is one of the best geeks ever to exist, and Alec is so cool! I also admire the diversity in the book (gay rights, strong women, etc.).

Awesome books, but in my opinion, the Clary/Jace romance was a bit rushed and cliché. Don't kill me, please! It's just my opinion. Also, Magnus Bane is my spirit animal, and Malec is my OTP.

The fandom is amazing, although I've only seen Shadowhunters. I really loved the plot and characters.

20 YouTube

Some YouTube users are very offensive because they like very offensive things! I mean, some nauseating fan videos about Adventure Time!

Why is YouTube a fandom, and since it is a fandom, it should be 6.9% for how many people go on YouTube.

Not really an overall fandom, but people seem to treat it like one.

21 Toho Godzilla

Always trust the true Godzilla. We all know where Godzilla is from and who created him. Toho has been creating him since 1954. I go 1 for this one.

Godzilla changed my life ever since I was little. Like really, each movie is special, good or bad.

Respect the real Godzilla! This is the best and should be number one!

22 DC Comics

DC is amazing and, in my opinion, is far better than Marvel, with the exception of Spider-Man. While DC can be dark, there are lighter characters, and there is something for everyone. I also think that the villains mirror their heroes well, or at least most of the main villains do. General Zod is basically an evil Superman. Many Batman villains also have troubled backstories that almost make you feel sorry for them. The Flash has many enemies with powers that stem from a scientific accident, like his (I'm referring to the Barry Allen version), and Green Lantern has other lantern corps to fight. While the movies are weak, I suggest giving Wonder Woman a try. I would also suggest The Flash, as it is a great show.

23 Homestuck

Homestuck is a creative and innovative fandom that has so much potential. Despite being seen as cringe most of the time, the fandom is very welcoming and supportive. It's the best!

To be honest, Homestuck has played a very important role in my life. It affected the way I dress, the way I talk, the people I know, and even my thought process. The characters are amazing, and the art is spectacular. It's one of my favorite things, and I love it so much. This is the one thing that will never leave me because it has had a huge impact on who I am and how I live. The music is wonderful, and the story is complicated but easy to understand as well as involving. This comic makes you root for the characters and even the author himself. It can teach us important things while being void of brain cells. This is one of those things that you'd give anything for it to be real, for it to be something. The characters are far from perfect, but we all love them so much.

24 Super Smash Bros

I love this fandom! My favorite pairing for this fandom is Snake and Samus!

Been in here for ages, always loved to play it with my brothers.

25 SpongeBob SquarePants

Gives you an update of when the new episodes are arriving and what they are about. The comments are overrated, though. They just say, "Happy Birthday to this amazing episode!"

SpongeBob is awesome, and this fandom is awesome.

Childhood classic. Really nice show.

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