5 Best Characters In How I Met Your Mother

From Marshall’s emotional grieving to the hilarious storyline of Robin Sparkles, each character in How I Met Your Mother has its own set of highlights.

Throughout its 9 season run, How I Met Your Mother included cast from various stages of life. They all depict their lows and highs all through the years. As a result, each character gets their own moments to shine at some point or the other.

While characters like Barney are unarguably the best part of every season, other characters also thrive to hold the string of episodes in a way that makes the entire show stand out. From humorous events like the Robin Sparkles reveal in How I Met Your Mother season 2 to emotional plotlines like Marshall dealing with his father’s death in season 6, each season has character(s) that thrive to steal every scene there are in.

With that being said, these are the 9 best characters (one from each season) –

Victoria

Ashley Williams as Victoria
Ashley Williams as Victoria

Victoria was one of Ted’s lovable girlfriends in How I Met Your Mother season 1. While she is incredibly caring and sweet, she is equally bubbly and funny as well. Her Marshgammon night experience, date with Ted, and packages from Germany; all make the character endearing and memorable.

Robin

Cobie Smulders as Robin
Cobie Smulders as Robin

Robin was somewhat a newcomer in season 1 but had quite a great moment in season 2 after getting into a relationship with Ted. In fact, the highlight of the season shows up when Robin’s secret past as a teen pop star from Canada gets revealed. This was perhaps one of the most prominent storylines How I Met Your Mother ever had.

Ted

Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby
Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby

After a serious relationship in season 2, How I Met Your Mother season 3 highlights Ted as he is experiencing both long-term relationships and short-term flings with Stella. Moreover, the season perfectly balanced the hilarity of this romantic angle with the sweetest plot ever. A true example of this shows up when he gets a tattoo on the lower back of a butterfly, setting up its removal storyline with Stella. As a result, it leads to one of the most romantic events of the show.

Lily

Alyson Hannigan as Lily
Alyson Hannigan as Lily

Lily and Marshall, throughout season 4, had several relatable and memorable moments as they went through some significant life changes. It included Marshall changing jobs, moving apartments, and trying to figure out whether or not they are ready to have kids. Once they go through all these changes, Marshall and Lily’s relationship becomes stronger than ever. Apparently, it is Lily who ends up stealing the season’s “The Moment” when she secretly sabotages Ted’s relationship because it didn’t pass the front porch test.

Marshall

Jason Segel as Marshall
Jason Segel as Marshall

How I Met Your Mother season 6 includes the show’s one of the saddest parts and episodes. While an example of this could be Barney finally meeting his father, the most impactful one was Marshall dealing with his father’s sudden demise. It happened right at the point where he was trying to become a father.

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