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.

This is a no brainer. Barney kept the show from being cancelled. He was so funny and awesome. Sad that he didn't get the ending he deserved. He got robbed on the last episode but he is one of the greatest characters in T.V.

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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.

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

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.

Marshalls the best LOOL

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3 Ted Mosby 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.

Barney is definitely the coolest and most fun character but Ted is just great. There aren't enough words to describe him. He is absolutely romantic and I love it! He is cute, charming, a lot of fun, passionate and he believes in love. Also he is still the main character and his lovestory is the reason why we watched the whole show! Appreciate Ted Mosby!

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

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!

Her crying under that table with a bottle in her hand, I can't think of anything funnier than that.

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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.

She deserves the second spot right after barney! She is hilarious and always brings in a feel good factor
Love the lily- marshal pair😘

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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

SHES NO1

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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

Hello...
lol

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

SANDY...OH SANDY...WHY!

10 Marvin Erikson Sr.

The Contenders

11 James Stinson

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

The best half brother we can ever imagin

12 Wendy the Waitress
13 Steve "The Blitz" Henry

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

14 Klaus

cool

15 William Zabka

The true karate kid.

Boo!

16 Patrice

Nobody asked her...

NOBODY ASKED YOU PATRICE!

Cookie?

DAMNIT PATRICE

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 Nora

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

Was perfect for Barney

Barnie could have ended up with her. She was awesome! - Charith

20 Zoey Pierson

She's untrustworthy, but cute

21 Quinn

Never would have made it with barney

Was perfect for Barney

DIE

22 Mickey Aldrin
23 Arthur Hobbs

How is he so low?
He is my favorite (besides Barney of course)
His dog is awesome too - Iamchewbacca37

24 Jerome Whittaker
25 Adam "Punchy" Punciarello

He is cool just for being Sammy from BMS.

26 Brad

"I said Asta La Cya to my old job"

27 Jenkins

She is funny and should be featured as part of the gang

I'd tap that.

She was hot

28 Hammond Druthers

Only voting because of some stunning acting by Bryan Cranston

29 Katie Scherbatsky
30 Mitch "The Naked Man"
31 Virginia Mosby
32 Abby
33 Darren

His fire eyes though

34 Mike

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

35 Linus

Thank you Linus

36 Clint
37 Stella Zinman

No
She is an awful two faced douche of a character

38 Kevin

Wish he coulda been on the show longer.

My favourite of robins boyfriends

When he offers to go to weird alwith ted, who was an ass to him, shows how much of a nice person he was. He was even willing to forgive robin and try and help her.. And got screwed over by her

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

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

48 Garrison Cootes
49 Rhonda "Man-Maker" French
50 Penny Mosby

I liked her

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