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.

A friend anybody should have!

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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.

Voting Lily because I think she should be above Robin. Don't get me wrong, Robin from season 1 - 4/5 was fun to watch, but after that she became annoying. Things like her truth voice or just the way she got offended when Marshall thought Lily was hotter than Robin made me hate her. Let alone the time she threw the open house for Barney's appartment (without beforementioned Barney's permission) and the Minnesota Tidlewave thing. I get it's for the laughs but it never worked for me.

Meanwhile, Lily is an interesting character that has developed quite a bit.

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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?!

He don't mess around

The Best character


8 Victoria

She was way too intense. I didn't like how easily she walked out on her Wedding. Basically another Stella, and another character wrong for Ted.

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

Better than Robin

Man she was basically the nicest of Ted's partners she did nothing wrong and I think of it wasn’t for Tracy she should have been the mother

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9 Sandy Rivers


10 Marvin Erikson Sr.

The Newcomers

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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


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 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

She’s basically the perfect girl!

19 Carl MacLaren
20 Zoey Pierson

She's untrustworthy, but cute

21 Quinn

Never would have made it with barney

Was perfect for Barney


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 Hammond Druthers

Only voting because of some stunning acting by Bryan Cranston

27 Brad

"I said Asta La Cya to my old job"

28 Mitch "The Naked Man"
29 Jenkins

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

I'd tap that.

She was hot

30 Katie Scherbatsky
31 Curtis
32 Scooter
33 Virginia Mosby
34 Abby
35 Darren

His fire eyes though

36 Mike

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

37 Linus

Thank you Linus

38 Clint
39 Stella Zinman

She is an awful two faced douche of a character

40 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

41 Trey
42 Tim Gunn
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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