Star Wars fans come in all shapes and sizes. And, just like the Force itself, they have a strong presence across the galaxy. But what are Star Wars fans called? That’s what we’re here to find out! We’ve collected some of the funniest names and nicknames for Star Wars fans from around the internet. By the time you’re done reading this article, we’ll have made a decision on what to call them!
What are Star Wars Fans Called: Fandom’s Deserve Names
Any fan base worth its salt deserves a name. Pop culture demands it. Almost every year, Star Wars fans flock to Star Wars Celebration nameless. They’re just known as Star Wars fans. How can you be the world’s biggest fan of something and not have a name? That’s just unacceptable. So what are Star Wars fans called?
When you belong to a fanbase it’s like being a member of a secret society or club. You have your own language, inside jokes, and traditions. It’s a way to connect with people who share your interests. This is why we need to get to the bottom of what we should call Star Wars fans.
But before we start examining what we should call Star Wars fans let’s take a look at what other fans of different franchises call themselves. For example, what do fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe call themselves? They’re called MCU stans. What about Game of Thrones? They’re called GoT stans. How about Star Trek fans? They’re called Trekkies or Trekkers.
Let’s begin our journey in naming the Star Wars fandom by examining some existing fan-base names.
Existing Fan-Base Names:
- Star Trek: Trekkies
- Harry Potter: Potterheads
- Doctor Who: Whovians
- Twilight: Twihards
- Supernatural: SPN Family
- Lord of the Rings: Ringers
- The Hunger Games: Tributes
- My Little Pony: Bronies
- Firefly: Browncoats
- Back to The Future: Backies
- Tron: Programs
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Rum Runners
- Ghostbusters: Ghostheads
What are Star Wars Fans Called: The Generational Star Wars Fan
Love for Star Wars was defined by the era in which we grew up (for most of us). I grew up during the prequel era of Star Wars, the generation before me was the Original Trilogy and today’s kids and teens are growing up with the Sequel Trilogy of movies.
A lot of people I know refer to themselves as either a Prequelist, Originalist, or a Sequelist. If you are a fan of one trilogy and don’t hold the other trilogies in high regard, you’re more likely to define yourself by the trilogy you prefer.
Sure these are nicknames for a part of the Star Wars fandom but not Star Wars in its entirety. What’s that unifying nickname.
A Star Wars Prequelist is a fan of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Most Prequelists were young teens during the late ’90s and early 2000s.
The Star Wars Prequelist are big fans of the characters Darth Maul, Mace Windu, General Grievous, Padme Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, and a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A Star Wars Originalist wasn’t necessarily a young teen but rather a fan of sci-fi fantasy and lucky enough to experience the birth of Star Wars in 1977. The movies the Originalist identifies with are Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
The Originalist had the privilege of growing up with Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Obi-Wan, Vader, and the Force.
The modern-day Star Wars fan, the Sequelist, grew up with Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and experienced the conclusion to the Sequel Trilogy with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
The Sequelist are big fans of the characters Rey, Poe, Finn, Kylo Ren, and BB-8.
What are Star Wars Fans Called: Jediism
Jediism is a religion based on the Jedi Order from Star Wars and is all about becoming one with the force, in a spiritual sense. In 2001 so many people recorded their religion as Jedi on the national census that it caught national news.
In 1999 I would have had my mind blown typing this out but it’s 2022 and nothing surprises me anymore. So perhaps you identify as a Jedi Master? The World could use more Jedi nowadays, like I said, it’s 2022, there’s plenty of Sith Lords wondering about.
If you identify as a Jedi, that’s great! But hardly a nickname that encompasses the entire Star Wars fandom.
The journey continues…
What are Star Wars Fans Called: Asking the Internet
Okay I had to do it. I googled and searched around looking for what my fellow Star Wars fans were calling themselves. George Lucas would be proud with some of the creative names people chose to declare their love for the franchise.
I legitimately laughed out loud at some of the names I came across when doing research for this article.
Internet Ideas for the Star Wars Fandom
- Star Weenie
- Star Warriors
- Jar Jars (mi’sa no think so)
- Force Sensitive
Now I admit some of these are rather clever like Fandalorians and Jediphiles but they’re too specific to a small portion of Star Wars. We need something that encompasses the entire dang thing that is Star Wars.
What are Star Wars Fans Called: Not a Cop Out
I read an endless stream of articles on the topic of what Star Wars fans should be called, I refuse to give a cop-out. The obvious answer that I found was that Star Wars fans should be called just that, Star Wars fans.
Now I have no issues with that, that’s how I’ve been identifying myself as a Star Wars fan my entire life. However I want to challenge the status quo, I’m going to tell you what I think we should rebrand as. No cop-outs here.
What are Star Wars Fans Called: Padawans
Star Wars fans should call themselves Padawans. Now before you sound off in the comment section on how dumb that is, hear me out.
Through Star Wars I’ve been able to learn important life lessons. Being a part of this fandom I’ve learned the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. Star Wars helped teach me that it’s important to stand up for what is right and to help the less fortunate.
That is what a Padawan does, they learn and grow. Star Wars has helped me and many others do just that. I will continue to watch everything Disney puts out and search for the lesson that episode or movie is trying to teach me. If that resonates with you, perhaps you are a Padawan as well.
As he was preparing to die, one of the greatest Jedi of all time told us:
Each generation of Star Wars fans follow that code, we pass on our love for the franchise and its lessons to the next generation. That is why Star Wars and its lessons have survived this long.
To me, Star Wars is the Jedi Master and we’re all a bunch of Padawans, learning as we go. That is why we should embrace being the apprentice and continue on our path of knowledge and understanding.
Alright Nerd, what do you think? What should we be calling ourselves? I think Padawan has a nice ring to it but what do you think? Should we continue to just be called Star Wars fans or is it time for a change? Let me know in the comments below.
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