Top Ten How I Met Your Mother Characters

The Top Ten
1 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.

I would describe Barney as a brave soldier. His childhood wasn't great, and his adulthood is an emotional rollercoaster for the guy, which he hides from the rest.

He says he is fine and puts on a brave face, but in reality, he is a broken man. He is just the greatest character, and Robin never deserved him. He should have stayed with Nora.

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

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 to.

Marshall is by far the most relatable character on the show, and he's the one that I've grown to love.

Marshall is 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.

3 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.

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 love story is the reason why we watched the whole show! Appreciate Ted Mosby!

He is so sensitive and expresses his emotions. After all, he is the main character, and his love life is the main story.

There are not enough words to describe Ted Mosby: passionate, funny, sensitive, emotional, brave, outgoing, believer.

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.

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.

5 Lily Aldrin

Voting for Lily because I think she should be above Robin. Don't get me wrong, Robin from seasons 1 to 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 dislike her.

Not to mention the time she threw the open house for Barney's apartment (without Barney's permission) and the Minnesota Tidal Wave 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.

6 The Mother

She is actually a really nice character, and it would have been great if she had a bigger role in the show.

Anyway, she shouldn't die, and Ted shouldn't be with Robin in the end. She is the coolest character in the 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).

7 Ranjit

Funniest character. Should've appeared more.

8 Marvin Erikson Sr.
9 James Stinson

Islands in the stream, that is what we are.

He's black and gay. What's not to love?

10 Victoria
The Contenders
11 Sandy Rivers
12 Wendy the Waitress
13 Steve "The Blitz" Henry

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

14 The Captain

The Captain should honestly be top 3, hands down.

15 William Zabka
16 Klaus
17 Mickey Aldrin
18 Nora

She's basically the perfect girl!

19 Zoey Pierson
20 Carl MacLaren
21 Quinn
22 Arthur Hobbs

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

23 Patrice
24 Kevin

When he offers to go to Weird Al with Ted, who was an ass to him, it shows how much of a nice person he was. He was even willing to forgive Robin and try to help her, and got screwed over by her.

Wish he could have been on the show longer.

25 Jerome Whittaker
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