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I didn't interrupt you, I'm your biggest FAN!

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Fan, labeled The #1 Fan, is a recurring character on Inanimate Insanity and is an eliminated contestant in Inanimate Insanity II and Inanimate Insanity Invitational. He is voiced by Brian Koch.


Fan is a red chinese foldable paper fan. His body is shaped like an upside-down triangle with two yellow sticks at either side. The red paper makes several folds on his body, causing triangular bumps at the top. At his bottom the red paper twists.


Fan is socially awkward and quirky. He is the ultimate fan of Inanimate Insanity and tends to mention his blog to other contestants, usually annoying them. Although not the most physical on his team, he manages to be a smart, strategic, and imaginative one, shown when being able to manipulate Microphone to win the challenge for his team in "Tri Your Best".

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.

Official Site Bio

Fan is a walking, talking database of Inanimate Insanity’s history, A.K.A. a huge “fan” of the show. Being a contestant is truly a dream come true for him, and he is constantly //nerding out over// (OBSERVING) every facet of the competition. With //an obsession over// (WATCHFUL EYES ON) theories and patterns from the show’s past, Fan is //usually// (NEVER) unaware of what is happening around him and is actually the most ignorant (SELF-AWARE) competitor of all! Fan is, indeed, quite //socially awkward// (A STRATEGIC AND IMAGINATIVE) player that strives to win, no matter how unconventional or subversive the means!

—Inanimate Insanity Site, 2018


Fan is known for his unique abilities, such as:


Fan used to post blogs every so often on the Inanimate Insanity Website. The link was shown during his leg of the triathlon in "Tri Your Best."

The website's blog is now deactivated, but now Fan has a Tumblr, where he posts every so often.


Click here to view the coverage of Fan
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Vote Status

Inanimate Insanity II Viewer Elimination Votes

Episode EP # Votes Total Votes Percentage
"Marsh on Mars" 2 139 2498 5.56%
"Tri Your Best" 3 385 3021 12.74%
"Let 'Er R.I.P." 6 311 4211 7.38%
"Everything's A-OJ" 7 249 4300 5.79%
Total Number of Season 2 Votes: 1084
Average Number of Season 2 Votes: 271

Inanimate Insanity Invitational Viewer Immunity Votes

Episode EP # Votes Total Votes Percentage
"The Shame of the Name" 2 2448 15170 16.13%
Total Number of Season 3 Votes: 2448


  • 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.
  • On his character page on the Inanimate Insanity website, Fan actually edits his own description and notes that he'd like to speak to the writer in his fun facts.
  • Fan is one of four contestants in Inanimate Insanity II to be eliminated without getting the most votes, the other three are Dough, Marshmallow, and Microphone.
    • Out of the three, he is the only one who has been eliminated after a contest.
  • Fan is made of paper, causing Lightbulb to sometimes call him Paper.
  • Fan the only contestant with a laptop as shown in "Marsh on Mars" and "Mine Your Own Business", however, he is the second character to own a laptop, the first being Adam.
  • Fan is the first male to be declared safe in Inanimate Insanity II.
  • It is confirmed via Adam's Deviantart page that Fan thinks Inanimate Insanity is entirely scripted and isn't an actual show with a real prize. He believes that he's just there to watch it unfold in person.
  • Fan was the last male on The Bright Lights after Yin-Yang's elimination.
  • Cheesy, Microphone, and Fan are the only newbies to appear in Season 1 of Inanimate Insanity.
  • Fan was the last male newbie to be eliminated in Season 2.
    • Coincidentally, he was first male returning contestant eliminated in Season 3.
  • In "Mine Your Own Business" it's implied in his first vent that Fan is aware that Paintbrush is Non-Binary, referring to them as they. However, this could be just him using a common gender-neutral pronoun.
  • Fan was the seventh Bright Lights member eliminated. He also got 7th place overall in Inanimate Insanity II.
  • Fan is the first, and currently the only Season 2 newbie to be eliminated twice.
  • He is also the first veteran in Inanimate Insanity Invitational to be voted off as well.
  • Fan is the first, and currently the only eliminated contestant to have left Indefinite Island after being voted out.


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The Bright Lights
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Current: As of II14: Lightbulb
Eliminated:Test TubeFanPaintbrushMarshmallowAppleYin-YangCherriesTissues

The Pinkers
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Current: BowCabbyCloverGooTest Tube
Eliminated: Fan