Barney was probably HIMYM’s best character. His convoluted shenanigans may have annoyed the group, but he usually meant well for the gang.
He Brought Lily And Marshall Back Together
Lily and Marshall are the power couple of HIMYM. There wasn’t a season that went by where these two lovebirds didn’t support each other. However, early on in the series, Lily suffered some major doubts about marrying Marshall and ran away to San Francisco to enroll in a painting class and called off the wedding.
He Cured The Gang’s Hangovers
Barney could be an incredibly annoying friend, whether he was impersonating you on a night out, or ruining your bachelor party. However, all these antics just hid how much he really cared for all of his friends. The gang only truly learned this in HIMYM‘s ninth season when they tried to revive Barney from the worst hangover of his life
Dressed Up As His Doppelgänger To Encourage Marshall And Lily To Try For A Baby
Barney’s main defining trait on the show was that he was the biggest commitment-phobe that ever walked the Earth. He despised any and all kinds of marriage and the thought of having a baby with someone was his idea of Hell.
Therefore, no one was surprised when he objected to Lily and Marshall when they revealed they wanted to have a baby. However, Lily then decided she wasn’t ready to have a baby and Marshall fervently agreed. Realizing that his friends were just scared, Barney dressed up as his doppelgänger to act as a sign for Lily that she was ready to start trying.
Asked For Ted’s Permission To Propose To Robin
The first time Barney slept with Robin, he didn’t tell Ted and as a result, their friendship took a massive hit. Thankfully, Ted forgave him and Barney learnt his lesson. In Season 8, Robin had begun to develop feelings for Barney again but he was in a relationship with her co-worker Patrice, who Robin despised
His Proposal To Robin
Barney’s proposal gets an entire entry to itself just because of how epic and adorable it was. While Barney is no stranger to taking things to a whole new level, this one took literally everyone by surprise.
He Introduced Ted And Robin To Each Other
For all his cynicism regarding love and relationships, Barney just can’t help but play Cupid between his friends. Admittedly, when he first introduced Robin to Ted, his main idea was that she would just become another notch on Ted’s bedpost.
He Let Lily Stay With Him When She Was Homeless
When Lily left for San Francisco, she broke up with Marshall, who was devastated. This meant that when she came back, she had to move back into her old apartment, which was now a restaurant. Lily then ended up renting the worst apartment in the whole of New York. Desperate, she asked Barney for help.
He Helped Marshall Get Better Grades
Early in Season 2, Marshall was struggling with the amount of tests he had to pass in order to become a lawyer. One of his lecturers was a particularly harsh marker and was also what Barney described as a cougar. Marshall and Barney’s theory was that she would be a kinder marker if she was sexually satisfied. Therefore Barney heroically stepped up to the plate.
His Entire Relationship With Robin
Barney and Robin were two individuals who were actually very similar to one another. They were both extremely competitive which made for some hilarious scenes together, but they also shared amazing chemistry. Their relationship made Barney into a better, more caring, and selfless person and many viewers were upset when they separated in the finale.
He Made Everything Legen- Wait For It -Dary
Barney was an amazingly outgoing and adventurous friend, which is what many of us need. Barney was that friend who pushed his mates into surreal situations just to see what would happen. Every time the gang went out on an expedition with Barney, they knew they were going to have a wild time.