fan service

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fan service

The act (by writers, creative directors, etc.) of attempting to please the fans of a work of fiction (typically a TV show) by depicting or incorporating certain aspects or character pairings that fans have promoted, requested, or shown interest in. With all the callbacks to the previous 199 episodes, and allusions to the interests of the show's rabid fan base, the musical episode of "Supernatural" is total fan service—and I love it.
See also: fan, service
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The Eastern-inspired lands of Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, home to the catlike Kahjiit, can't match the fanservice of 2017's return to Morrowind, but the tangled jungles and scattered ruins certainly outclass Summerset's sunny uplands.
While "Devil May Cry 5" is made by a Japanese game developer, Capcom does not need to put in some fanservice content as many fans have requested this game for years.
Fanservice: Excessive content in the form of character designs, comedic situations, and plots that emphasize certain aspects of female characters unique to the world of anime, manga, and light novels.
With little to no fanservice or gore, these aspects of the style also make Magus and Frau Faust great recommendations for readers new to the world of manga.
Even the numerous call-backs to the previous God of War games could've been relegated to a DLC filled to the brim with fanservice.
From why C3PO now has one red arm to Poe Dameron's rescue of Admiral Ackbar, it's the sort of fanservice uber Star Wars aficionados will lap up.
BamBam, known as the group's fanservice king, gifted the fans with a rendition of the Filipino song Ngiti by Ronnie Liang.
Those who live and breathe Avenged Sevenfold are undoubtedly going to love the music, which is composed entirely by the band, as well as the bountiful fanservice found throughout the game--you can even buy powerful alternate characters based on different members of the band.
When it comes to fanservice, each member of BTS goes out of his way to connect with fans and express their gratitude for their support.
They were also very fond of making their fans crazier by doing some nerve wrecking fanservice like teasing some fans, wearing the stuffs ELFs throw on stage, and taking the fans' polaroids to take selfies with them.
Gratuitous sexual crudity, female objectification, and fanservice may make this book a hard sell to parents and librarians, but boys who think like the hyper-horny Dover will eat it up.