FANDOM Barney is the fan who insists on complete silence and purity in the fandom. Feels should not get in the way. Ted is the fan who is too emotionally invested in his ship and screams whenever they are on-screen. Lily is the fan who cries about everything that happens— even when it’s not the least bit emotional. And Marshall is the hate-watcher who is horrified with the whole fandom but can’t stop watching.