Top Ten How I Met Your Mother Characters

The Top Ten

1 Barney Stinson Barney Stinson Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

Hands down the best character on T.V.

"When I'm sick, I stop being sick and start being awesome."

Best quote ever

Barney is just that guy who I don't wanna stop watching cause he always cheers me up, he is funny, love his playbook and stuff and I don't usually find sex jokes funny but man this guy makes him hilarious, anyways, thank you barney for an amazing period in my life watching you.

He is a very legen... wait for it... Dary Man!

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2 Marshall Ericsen

Barney's definitely the breakout character, but Marshall's my favorite because he's the biggest goofball out there; and an extremely lovable goofball as well. Marshall and Lily's relationship is the epitome of a PERFECT MATCH, which makes for some really heartwarming moments. Barney's hilarious, and so is Marshall, yet Barney's a pretty bad person, and a little hard to relate with. Marshall is by far the most relateable character on the show, and he's the one that I've grown to love.

Marshal the second funniest, the first being Barney (of course), and most relatable. He also has one of the best relationships on television. I love his little songs that he makes up about mundane events.

He inspired me to be a lawyer, and now I'm a senior at Harvard Law

Even though Barney is the most awesome character on the T.V., he is a pretty bad person. Marshall on the other hand is as cool and funny but is a lovable goofball instead. My vote is for Marshall the Machine!

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3 Ted Mosby

He is so sensitive and expresses his emotions. He is after all the main character and his love life if the main story. There are not enough words to describe Ted Mosby. Passionate, funny, sensitive, emotional, brave, outgoing, believer.

He says some really great stuff that has helped in real life. So has Barney for example When I'm sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. So Barney is really close but its gotta be Ted. He is the best

Just how the show ended up, even in this list.. Lily and Marshall together at 12%, Ted and Robin together at 14%, and barney way higher at 29%.

Best finale ever.

I Love his personality

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4 Robin Scherbatsky

She's a very tough woman and that is very like able
... But then again she's from Canada.

Two words: Robin Sparkles.

*Ted playing detective* "Robin, I appreciate your help, but there's a reason your name is Robin, not Batman." Haha!

She was a lot funnier in 5th season! "But, um..." haha

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5 Lily Aldrin

Deserves number 3. Barney its too awesome and Ted is Ted he was just perfect for his role. Lily is funny you never know with what shell come up with. Shes smart too, unique, lovely, spontaneous, gorgeous, yes, she is my fictional crush too and with good reasons people. She is the heart of the whole group and keeps them together! The perfect girl in my eyes...

Lily is probably tied with Barney as my favourite character. Shes hilarious and I love her character. I get some people think she's selfish and evil but that's what makes her unique. People probably wouldn't agree but Lily has always and always will be my favourite. (Along with Barney of course)

She is the glue that holds them all together.

Lily's a great character. I love all of them but I think she should be higher ranked than Robin. Robin is in later season's such a bitch. The Minasota Tiddlewave? Screaming at Patrice every time? That weren't things that where funny (even though they where probably ment to be that way) that's just sick. Lily on the other hand might be a little weird at times but Alison Hannigan pulls it of way better than Cobie Smulders does. So yes, Lily should be higher than Robin (just as the three guys should)

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6 The Mother

Just... Just... Just watch season 9. Especially How Your Mother Met Me. She's almost the best (behind Barney of course)

The umbrella was from a UFO!

She is very mystery


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7 Ranjit

You going on a taxi ride? Yes, then where's RANJIT?!

The Best character

He don't mess around

8 Victoria

She in my opinion is the best girlfriend ted had ever had

Better than Robin

Best ted girlfriend but her face is so anoying

9 Sandy Rivers


10 Marvin Erikson Sr.

The Contenders

11 James Stinson

Islands in the street that is what we are...

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12 Wendy the Waitress
13 Steve "The Blitz" Henry

Gotta love the Blitz episode one of the funniest of the series.

14 Klaus


15 William Zabka

The true karate kid.


16 Patrice

Nobody asked her...



17 The Captain

Lol gotta love the captain

"you just had a cigarette in your boss' powder room, what do you do with the cigarette? "
"Hide it in a boat"

18 Carl MacLaren
19 Quinn

Never would have made it with barney

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20 Nora

Loved her character hated how they ended her run on the show - Bubblepopqueen

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21 Zoey Pierson

She's untrustworthy, but cute

22 Mickey Aldrin
23 Arthur Hobbs
24 Jerome Whittaker
25 Adam "Punchy" Punciarello
26 Hammond Druthers

Only voting because of some stunning acting by Bryan Cranston

27 Katie Scherbatsky
28 Brad

"I said Asta La Cya to my old job"

29 Virginia Mosby
30 Abby
31 Darren

His fire eyes though

32 Mike

Mike the camera guy that works with robin on the news.

33 Clint
34 Mitch "The Naked Man"
35 Stella Zinman

She is an awful two faced douche of a character

36 Kevin

Wish he coulda been on the show longer.

My favourite of robins boyfriends

37 Trey
38 Tim Gunn
39 Curtis
40 Scooter
41 Judy Eriksen
42 Jerry Whitaker
43 Cindy
44 Jenkins
45 Don Frank
46 Karen

Hillarious! :
Karen: "Are those diamond earings? " Lilly: "Yeah thanks" Karen: "I didn't say I liked them"

47 Garrison Cootes
48 Linus

Thank you Linus

49 Rhonda "Man-Maker" French
50 Penny Mosby
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