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Oblivion:Adoring Fan

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Adoring Fan
(RefID: 000AED41)
Location Imperial City, Arena District
Race Wood Elf Gender Male
Level PC-6 Class Commoner
RefID 000AED41 BaseID 000AED40
Other Information
Health 38+(5+1.8)x(PC-7), PC=11-38
Magicka 100 + 3.5x(PC-7) (max=250)
Responsibility 0 Aggression 5
Respawns Yes
Follower Yes, when you become Grand Champion of the Arena
Faction(s) Arena Fan
The Adoring Fan

The Adoring Fan is a Wood Elf commoner who becomes your "groupie" once you have achieved the rank of Grand Champion in the Arena. He will only appear once you have left the Bloodworks after accepting the Raiment of Valor. He will then become a standard follower, although he tends to flee in the face of peril rather than help you (unless hit with a Rally spell). If you decline his offer or send him back to the Arena, he will be found wandering around, hopefully awaiting your return.

He wears a dark green shirt, green felt linens, and a pair of huntsman moccasins. He is armed with a steel dagger, but will almost never use it. He also carries a torch, which he will use whenever it gets dark, and two or three gold coins.


As soon as you exit the building, he will approach you and offers to shadow you in your travels:

"Wow! You're the Grand Champion! I saw your fight against the Gray Prince! You're the best! Can I... Can I follow you around? I won't get in the way!"
Follow your esteemed Grand Champion!
"Golly, you're the best! I'm going to follow you and watch you and worship the ground you walk on! Let's go!"
Beat it, kid. I don't need a fan.
"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!"
Wait here.
"Here? Right here? What about, say... over there? No? Right here? All right then, you're the Grand Champion! Whatever you say!"

On subsequent greetings he will say:

"Yes, oh great and mighty Grand Champion? Is there something you need? Can I carry your weapon? Shine your boots? Backrub, perhaps?".

If you come close to him, he will say:

"By Azura, by Azura, by Azura! It's the Grand Champion! I can't believe it's you! Standing here! Next to me!"


  • The Adoring Fan's notoriety among players has resulted in the character becoming a running gag in The Elder Scrolls series, with multiple references made across future entries in the series.
  • If the Adoring Fan dies when he is following you, he'll soon after respawn and will continue to follow you.
    • He can also respawn in the same spot he died. This occurs when he is asked to wait at a certain spot, and is then killed while waiting.
  • It is possible for the Adoring Fan to disappear from the game after collecting a Sigil Stone. This is caused by running so far ahead of him that he has not entered the Sigillum Sanguis by the time you retrieve the Sigil Stone, resulting in him being "left behind" in a plane of Oblivion forever; returning to the same plane of Oblivion through another gate will not fix this.
    • The Adoring Fan will also disappear from the game if you have him wait in a dungeon and let 3 days pass. After 3 days, all the NPCs in a standard dungeon reset. This will remove the Adoring Fan from the game, and he will not respawn. This applies to most dungeons that are non-quest related and/or inhabited by many enemies.
  • Due to his 0 responsibility, he can be used to train combat skills without him reporting an assault.
  • Another version of The Adoring Fan makes an appearance in Starfield if the Hero Worshipped trait is chosen during character creation. He behaves in the same manner as in Oblivion, idolizing you.


  • The Adoring Fan will not follow you to the Shivering Isles, although he will reappear in the Realm if you killed him previously. If this happens, he will experience the I HAVE NO GREETING glitch. If he dies in the Shivering Isles, he will reappear in Cyrodiil. This will reset his dialogue.