Someone who becomes
obsessed with cartoon character
(s). Toonphiles exist in all genre
s, from hard-core anime
cartoons. Some examples of characters that toonphiles get obsessed
with: Gadget Hackwrench
, Fifi la Fume
, Pepe le Pew
, Sailor Moon
Part of the reason for this attraction can be physical; cartoon characters can always be drawn to be the ideal form that exudes sexuality, like Minerva Mink. Another reason can be a fixation with the character's personality; how many geeks were obsessed over Gadget Hackwrench's ingenuity?
Toonphiles can also be referred to as drooling fanboys if they are obsessed enough.