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A fakecel is someone who pretends to be incelibate or who thinks they are on the inceldom spectrum but aren't. Alternatively, fakecel just means someone who isn't horrible physically ugly but claims incel status.

Most active incel forums as of 2022 are extremely populated with fakecels, sometimes outing themselves on the forums after they've had a bit of fun. Apparently it's more fun to pretend to be an angry virgin on the internet than to be an angry virgin on the internet.

Often fakecels are also just incelphobics looking to get a forum shut down.

Sympathetic fakecels[edit]

However, some fakecels know the pain of inceldom, either because they experienced long stretches of inceldom in between relationships, or they became sexually active at an old age. Others simply agree with what they perceive as the general worldview and observations of incels, whether it be the blackpill or other schools of thought popularly associated with incels.

Tests for determination of Fakecel[edit]

Characteristics of truecels[edit]

  1. Extreme ugliness (per blackpill forums). "Truecel" is often just used as an appellation for very ugly men in such spaces, even rarely in some instances where these ugly men have indeed been sexually active in the past.
  2. Lack of sexual relationships past the age of consent, regardless of effort on that person's behalf. Many incels try to gatekeep inceldom and claim only those that have put in effort to approach women are incel, so this excludes love shy incels or mentalcels in their view. Alternatively, other incels argue these things are hard to alter or improve and such individuals are still incel against their will.
  3. Females so far have not been receptive to that person's sexual and/or romantic advances. This is somewhat subjective, but some argue that genuine sexual interest can be ascertained by things such as proxemics.[1]
  4. Following the previous point, females have so far not been likely to genuinely smile or "make silly faces" at the person in question, or often displayed any warmth to them whatsover.[1]
  5. Very low social and sexual capital. Little friends, lack of financial resources, being routinely mistreated in social interactions, and having little capacity to initiate relationships
  6. Are treated badly even by prostitutes, or are unable to employ the services of prostitutes due to rejection by them. Even whores often have standards, and such people would be considered extreme truecels

Mentalcels vs uglycels[edit]

As mentioned above, mentalcels are often claimed to be fakecels. We can distinguish between mentalcels and uglycels via the following methods:


  • One's looks level is defined by various traits, where an unbiased online ranking system would be able to consistently rank them as unattractive. Some use metrics such as success with online dating to measure this, while others use supposedly 'objective' third-party ratings such as the method developed by Wheat Waffles to attempt to quantify this.

Ugly physical traits:


Mentalcels are defined by these two classes, where one can struggle with IRL dating due to a contained social circle or issues with anxiety, socializing etc., but they can perhaps have greater success with online dating:

Fast life history cels[edit]
  • Psychopathcels, ADHDcels, Narcissistcels who exhibit "Social Instability" (Shorter Life History)
  • Potential chadcels with looksmaxxing
  • more likely to have "game" and are effective at utilizing PUA strategies
  • often can target the cock carousel and other Milkmired women with relative ease
Slow life history cels[edit]
  • Sociopathcels, Schizophrenicels, Bipolcels, BPDcels as "Social Inflexibility" (Longer Life History)
  • More often truecels with feminized facial and frame characteristics
  • likely to have higher IQ and creativity
  • often the "manic pixie boy" stereotype, thus attracting rebellious females as a temporary beta-orbiter

Fakecels on r9k[edit]

There is a widely propagated rumor that discord servers were made by fakecels to coordinate an effort to get robots on r9k to undergo gender transition surgery. They were said to do this by spamming pics of trans porn and telling incels that they could only ascend by transitioning. Because of this rumor, any posting suggesting incels fit in with the LGBT community is met with extreme suspicion as an incelphobic discord syop.

See also[edit]

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