Starfield’s Adoring Fan explained

The Adoring Fan has made a return in Starfield, so here’s who he is and how to get him, as well as how to get rid of him once you no longer require his skills.

The Starfield adoring fan on a background of a vast mountain range on one of the game's planets.

Who is the Starfield Adoring Fan? By Azura, he’s back! Long-time Bethesda fans will be delighted and dismayed to discover the Adoring Fan – perhaps one of the most infamous NPCs in the studio’s history – returns in Starfield.

Almost two decades after the Adoring Fan first stalked us around Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, he makes his return in the Bethesda space game. If you’re completely new to his nagging sycophancy, however, you might be wondering exactly who the Adoring Fan is, what Starfield skills he can offer, and how you can get him to join your Starfield crew. Unlike the Adoring Fan, we’re here to help.

The Starfield Adoring Fan stands on a rocky outcropping on an alien landscape along with the player, his mouth agape in wonder behind the visor of his space suit.

Who is the Adoring Fan?

The Adoring Fan is a Starfield companion that follows you around constantly reminding you just how wonderful you are.

It might sound like a good time on paper, but his relentless adoration quickly wears thin. However, like other Starfield companions, he also periodically showers you with gifts while traveling alongside you – so perhaps his incessant chattering is worthwhile in the long run.

The Starfield voice actor behind the Adoring Fan is Craig Sechler, who reprises his role in Starfield, meaning that players who missed out on his original performance in Oblivion can get the authentic experience in space.

How to get the Adoring Fan in Starfield

You can get the Starfield Adoring Fan by selecting the Hero Worshipped trait during character creation and travelling to New Atlantis on Jemison.

Starfield traits are entirely optional, so if you’re an Oblivion fan that’s filled with horror at the prospect of re-experiencing the Adoring Fan in the space game, then you’ll be relieved to know that he’s easily avoided.

Once you have the Hero Worshipped trait, the Adoring Fan will show up at random during your first visit to Starfield New Atlantis, shortly after meeting Starfield Constellation. Once you’ve recruited him, you bring him along while exploring bustling Starfield cities or remote Starfield planets.

The player levels his gun at the Starfield Adoring Fan while his back is turned, too preoccupied with taking in the landscape to notice the threat.

How to get rid of the Adoring Fan

You can get rid of the Adoring Fan in Starfield by assigning him to an outpost, persuade him you’re a murderer, or kill him.

The Adoring Fan isn’t an ideal Starfield outpost worker, but it does get him out of your hair without having to do anything drastic. You can also use Starfield persuasion to scare him off.

However, if you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you can opt to kill him. This can only be achieve by starting a conversation and selecting the following dialogue option: ‘[Attack] Time for you to go. Permanently.’ Otherwise, the Adoring Fan will assume you’ve attacked him by accident and will continue on his merry way.

Once the Adoring Fan is killed, your Hero Worshipped trait is removed and he’ll be gone for good. It’s also worth mentioning that your crew will be very upset if they see you gunning down one of their own, so be sure to do it out of their view.

Adoring Fan skills

The Adoring Fan’s skills are Scavenging, Concealment, and Weight Lifting, making him the perfect pack mule while on the hunt for valuable loot.

Judging by his skills and his one-track verbal diarrhea, the Adoring Fan won’t be of much use in social situations, but these skills make him overwhelmingly suited to planet exploration.

Now that you know what awaits you after recruiting Starfield’s Adoring Fan, check out the details of Starfield character creation, including your Starfield background and how it can affect your standing with Starfield factions. Alternatively, take a look at our Starfield review if you’re curious how PCGamesN got on as we explored the vast reaches of the Settled Systems.

Still looking for more? While a good Starfield wiki can be a handy source of information, our new Starfield Database goes further, offering you daily news, searchable databanks, and even interactive tools.