Top Ten How I Met Your Mother Characters

The Top Ten

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.

The best in characterization and turned into one of the best in redemptions.

Hey is just the best...In a way somehow I feel hey cares about his friends the most

barney back together with me yes barney guess what my birthday March 24 yes

Nice nature truthful..
would have loved to see more of him in last episode

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 relatable 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.

Because he is the only one who cared about the pineapple!

Ted Mosby Theodore Evelyn Mosby is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the U.S. television sitcom How I Met Your Mother, portrayed by Josh Radnor.

My ranking of the main gang is:
Ted Mosby
Marshall Ericsen and Barney Stinson at the same spot
Robin Scherbatsky
Lily Aldrin

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

Robin Scherbatsky

She's just straight up cool! She can handle her scotch, she is strong independent ambitious without playing the stereotypical feminist. She is honest about what she wants and doesn't want and can be the voice of reason to some of the other characters.

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!

Lily Aldrin

She is just nice calm smart sympathetic and a good friend indeed

She is the best and maybe the most complicated character in the show. In the beginning I didn't really like her, I thought she was a little bit boring, but after season 2/3 I loved her. She is the best, she deserves number 2 (Sorry Marshall)

Lily is my favourite character. I think she is a little bit smarter than the others and she takes care of them and she is sweet, funny and I like the "you are dead to me" look.

She is the best, she is incredible, underrated, funny and she should be number 3 and Robin number 4. And Tracy number 5 and Ted should not be even in the list

The Mother

She is actually a really nice character and it could be great if she had a bigger role in the show. Any way, she shouldn't die and Ted shouldn't be with Robin in the end. She is the coolest character in te show, I love her.

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

When I saw her sing la vie en rose I was in awe like she is such a great character definitely the best character on this show

The umbrella was from a UFO!


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

The Best character

He don't mess around



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

Better than Robin

Ted should've ended up with her

Best ted girlfriend but her face is so anoying

Marvin Erikson Sr.
Sandy Rivers


The Contenders

Wendy the Waitress
James Stinson

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

He's black and gay, what's not to love.

The best half brother we can ever imagin

Steve "The Blitz" Henry

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

The Captain

Lol gotta love the captain

The captain should honestly be top 3, hands down.

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



William Zabka

The true karate kid.

Carl MacLaren
Zoey Pierson

She's untrustworthy, but cute

Mickey Aldrin

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

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

She’s basically the perfect girl!

Arthur Hobbs

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


Nobody asked her...





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

Wish he coulda been on the show longer.

My favourite of robins boyfriends


Never would have made it with barney

super freakin hot

Jerome Whittaker
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