Starfield: How To Get & Remove Adoring Fan Companion

Discover Adoring Fan in Starfield: a character blending Oblivion nostalgia with strategic skills, offering players interesting choices.

In Starfield, the Adoring Fan returns, a fun character from Bethesda’s “Oblivion.” He’s great for exploring planets but talks a lot, which some might find annoying. When you choose the “Hero Worshipped” trait, you get to team up with him. This quirky buddy, voiced by Craig Sechler, adds humor and nostalgia to your space adventure that you may or may not like. 

Key Takeaways
  • The Adoring Fan is a recruitable companion via the “Hero Worshipped” trait.
  • Craig Sechler voices the character, reprising his role from Oblivion.
  • His skill set includes Scavenging, Concealment, and Weight Lifting.
  • Players can enjoy occasional gifts and comedic flattery from Adoring Fan in Starfield.
  • Some may find his constant chatter tiresome.
  • There are multiple options for parting ways with Adoring Fan, with consequences for certain actions.
  • The “Hero Worshipped” trait nods to the Oblivion game, enabling unique gameplay interactions.

Who Is Adoring Fan In Starfield 

Adoring Fan
Adoring Fan (picture credits: eXputer)

The Adoring Fan in Starfield is a companion character recruited through the “Hero Worshipped” trait.

He is known for his relentless chatter and gifting his leader during travels. His skill set includes scavenging, concealment, and weight lifting, making him particularly suited for planet exploration. However, his constant talking can be tiresome. The character’s voice is provided by Craig Sechler, reprising his role from Oblivion.

Adoring Fan As A Companion In Starfield

First and foremost, it’s noteworthy that the Adoring Fan is an homage to the original character from “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion“.

This means Bethesda, the developer of both games, sought to include a beloved (or for some, annoying) character from a fantasy universe into their new sci-fi realm, providing both a touch of familiarity for long-term fans and a comedic relief character for newcomers.


  • Continuous Adoration boosts morale during challenging parts of Starfield.
  • Receiving gifts from time to time during exploration provides various rewards.
  • Scavenging skill aids in finding additional resources for various purposes.


  • Relentless Chatter, while initially humorous, can become annoying over time and disrupt the overall immersion of quests as you play along with Adoring Fan.

How To Get The Adoring Fan

Adoring Fan
Adoring Fan (picture credits: eXputer)
  • To recruit the Adoring Fan in Starfield, begin during character creation by choosing the “Hero Worshipped” trait.
  • This trait has actual gameplay implications.
  • Upon selecting this trait, players should expect tailored interactions due to their “celebrity” status.
  • The Adoring Fan doesn’t appear immediately but is introduced later in Starfield’s New Atlantis, adding a sense of progression.
Hero Worship Trait
Hero Worship Trait (picture credits: eXputer)

The “Hero Worshipped” trait is a nod to “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.” It references the Adoring Fan, a humorous side character in that game.

How To Remove The Adoring Fan

Remove The Adoring Fan
Remove The Adoring Fan (picture credits: eXputer)

Traveling with the Adoring Fan in Starfield can be both enjoyable and annoying. To part ways with the Adoring Fan, players have several options: 

  1. Assign him to an outpost in Starfield to keep him in the crew but not by your side.
  2. Engage in a persuasive dialogue to convince him to leave peacefully.
  3. In extreme cases, players can choose to kill the Adoring Fan, resulting in irreversible consequences.
Should You Kill Adoring Fan
Should You Kill Adoring Fan (picture credits: eXputer)
Note: In my opinion, the adoring fan was quite tolerable compared to some other companions, and I enjoyed his compliments.

Although I personally didn’t harm the jolly fellow, killing the Adoring Fan in Starfield has notable consequences:

  • The unique trait linked to this character will be permanently removed from the player’s profile.
  • This affects gameplay dynamics, such as recruiting certain crew members and unlocking specific dialogues.
  • Crew dynamics in Starfield are influenced by player actions.
  • Killing a companion like the Adoring Fan can lead to reduced morale and reluctance to assist in missions or crew confrontations.

Adoring Fan Skills

The Adoring Fan, a unique companion in Starfield, brings to the table a trio of distinct skills: Scavenging, Concealment, and Weight Lifting. These abilities define his utility, strengths, and areas of expertise tailored to certain gameplay styles.

  1. Adoring Fan’s Scavenging skill aids in finding rare resources and hidden items during planet exploration.
  2. The Concealment skill helps the player explore hostile terrains and evade enemies.
  3. The Weight-lifting skill increases carrying capacity for extended planetary expeditions.

To sum it up, the Adoring Fan in Starfield adds a touch of fun and memories for “Oblivion” fans. He’s handy for exploring and carrying stuff, but he does talk a lot. Remember, you can choose to have him around or not, but he makes the game more interesting either way.

Now that you’re here, I suggest you do not skip reading Starfield: All Difficulty Settings & Changes, FOV Console Command, How To Get Shielded Cargo & Sell Contraband, and Starfield: How To Dock Ships & Nova Galactic Staryard guides.


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