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.

He made my life awesome

He's funny, charming, and fun to watch

He is a Legendary..

A friend anybody should have!

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2 Marshall Ericsen


Bang, bang, bangie, bang, bang, I said bang. Bang, Bangie, bang, bang

Marshall is the nicest one.

He is good. He wants good for everyone. He don't play dirty games or mind games. He is not dominating.

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3 Ted Mosby 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.

Ted mosby is the best.

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

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4 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.

Robin just cracks me up

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

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

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5 Lily Aldrin

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

Lily is my second favorite character. I really like her, she is good, sweet, I like her "you are dead to me" look, but I prefer Barney.

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6 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.

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

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!

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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 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.

Ted should've ended up with her

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

Better than Robin

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9 Marvin Erikson Sr.
10 Sandy Rivers


The Contenders

11 Wendy the Waitress
12 James Stinson

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

The best half brother we can ever imagin

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 The Captain

The captain should honestly be top 3, hands down.

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"

17 Zoey Pierson

She's untrustworthy, but cute

18 Carl MacLaren
19 Mickey Aldrin
20 Arthur Hobbs

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

21 Jerome Whittaker
22 Nora

She’s basically the perfect girl!

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

23 Kevin

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

24 Patrice


Nobody asked her...



25 Quinn

Never would have made it with barney

Was perfect for Barney

26 Mitch "The Naked Man"
27 Adam "Punchy" Punciarello

He is cool just for being Sammy from BMS.

28 Hammond Druthers

Only voting because of some stunning acting by Bryan Cranston

29 Brad

"I said Asta La Cya to my old job"

30 Stella Zinman

She is an awful two faced douche of a character

31 Jenkins

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

I'd tap that.

She was hot

32 Katie Scherbatsky
33 Linus

Thank you Linus

34 Clint
35 Curtis
36 Scooter
37 Virginia Mosby
38 Abby
39 Darren

His fire eyes though

40 Karen

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

41 Mike

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

42 Tugboat
43 Trey
44 Tim Gunn
45 Judy Eriksen
46 Jerry Whitaker
47 Cindy
48 Don Frank
49 Garrison Cootes
50 Rhonda "Man-Maker" French
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