TV The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters  

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List Rules All minor and major characters from How I Met Your Mother. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

List of the best How I Met Your Mother characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With such a great cast of characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. Vote for your favorite How I Met Your Mother characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. How I Met Your Mother character roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them.

Examples include Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky. You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description.

Who is the fan favorite character of How I Met Your Mother? Scroll down so you can find out once and for all.

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Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Barney Stinson Neil Patrick Harris

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Marshall Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Marshall Eriksen Jason Segel

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Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ted Mosby Josh Radnor

4
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Robin Scherbatsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Robin Scherbatsky Cobie Smulders

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+ - 446 242
Lily Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Lily Aldrin Alyson Hannigan

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Ranjit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ranjit Singh Marshall Manesh

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James Stinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
James Stinson Wayne Brady

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Carl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Carl Joe Nieves

9
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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Victoria Ashley Williams

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Nora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Nora Nazanin Boniadi

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Quinn Garvey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Quinn Garvey Becki Newton

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Wendy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Wendy the Waitress Charlene Amoia

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Ted's Daughter and Son is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Ted's Daughter and Son Lyndsy Fonseca; David Henrie

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Brad Morris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Brad Morris Joe Manganiello

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The Captain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
The Captain Kyle MacLachlan

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Jerome Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Jerome Whittaker John Lithgow

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Mickey Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Mickey Aldrin Chris Elliott

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Scooter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Scooter David Burtka

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Stella Zinman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Stella Zinman Sarah Chalke

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Kevin Venkataraghavan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Kevin Venkataraghavan Kal Penn

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Punchy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Punchy Chris Romano

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Honey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Honey Katy Perry

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Zoey Pierson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Zoey Pierson Jennifer Morrison

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Judy Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Judy Eriksen Suzie Plakson

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Loretta Stinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Loretta Stinson Frances Conroy

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Abby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Abby Britney Spears

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Claudia and Stuart Bowers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Claudia and Stuart Bowers Virginia Williams; Matt Boren

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Don Frank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best How I Met Your Mother Characters
Don Frank Benjamin Koldyke