Learn English – Word for someone obsessed with an unreal or alternate universe (eg. trekkie, but in general)

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Is there a general term for someone obsessed with an unreal or alternate universe/reality? Like a Trekkie or someone obsessed with Star Wars, such that they research and spend time philosophizing about that alternate universe/"reality" and maybe even ordering their life around some of those philosophies?

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Escapist -a person who is obsessed with the habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine.

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