Robin, the loveable tomboy with a tender side, became screechy and sad. Barney. How I Met Your Mother. Probably the biggest heartbreak of the . 7 Sweetly Romantic Date Night Spots In Washington DC Start Here. Ted Mosby, Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky are good friends and a. Barnabas "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 . The final season revolves around Barney and Robin's wedding weekend. After some .. as a way to start a conversation with strangers.
So, watching him slowly come to realize that he can love one woman — and is willing to give the core of his life for her — was heartwarmingly beautiful. His transformation was the most important to me.
And yet, over the course of a few minutes, Barney and Robin break up. Barney goes back to his former ways, and The Playbook — the epitome of his former lifestyle, burned with such a profound sense of ceremony — rises like a phoenix the dead. The fact that divorces happen is okay.
What is not okay is that the writers choose to undo seasons worth of self-realizations, epiphanies, and genuine development in one swift blow. Robin and Barney break up with little explanation. Did the writers just miss a fundamental rift in their characters? His conversations with Robin — both during the Wedding Weekend and in the seasons past — showed just how much it hurt him to let her go.
Yet, let her go is exactly what he did.
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It broke his heart to see her marry Barney, but he accepted it. The fact that the Mother died was terrible for several reasons. But, I can take a tragic ending. Had the writers elaborated on her illness, I would have followed the storyline with a heavy heart. Instead, they wrote her off.
Ted would have been no better than Barney about Robin traveling all the time, and not wanting or able to have kids. Ted and Robin ended. This was established in the first episode.
And now, after finally making sense of everything for us, they throw everything away, and give us Robin and Ted again. Is that the lesson? One of the most impactful quotes in the series was in the pilot: Heartbreak, marrying another girl, losing her, and running back to your second choice without explanation? Robin was never The Mother that Ted needed and wanted in his life.
The Gang were supposed to grow old as the best of friends. He is also something of a metrosexual ; he waxes his chest, enjoys manicures and has an extensive knowledge of designer labels and gourmet food. However, he is also seen to have a gambling problem that he occasionally gets under control, only to relapse as seen in several episodes such as " Atlantic City ", where he has gambling buddies in the Chinese Triadand " Monday Night Football ".
He just wants people to like him, to be important to people, and to have disciples who follow his word. In " The Slutty Pumpkin Returns ", Barney finds out he is one quarter Canadian due to his Grandmother's Canadian ancestory, much to his horror and embarrassment. Throughout the series, one major character development is apparent in Barney: At the beginning of the show, his character is a womanizer who completely objectifies sex and women and wants nothing to do with dating and relationships.
Although he does date Robin in Season 5, he resumes his promiscuous lifestyle immediately after they break up. In Seasons 6 and 7, however, he begins to confront his personal issues, like his relationship with his estranged father and his fear of commitment.
By the time late Season 7 rolls around, Barney has finally "grown up," and has now warmed to the idea of a commitment and marriage, culminating in his proposal to his girlfriend, Quinn. Although he briefly retreats to his escapades after he and Quinn break up, he does make one major final leap in his maturity when he burns The Playbook and proposes to Robin in Season 8's two-part episode " The Final Page ," after finally admitting to himself that he is still in love with her.
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Robin accepts and they plan their wedding in the second half of the season. The final season revolves around Barney and Robin's wedding weekend. After some apprehension on both their parts, they get married in " The End of the Aisle " after he vows to always be honest with her.
The series finale, " Last Forever ", reveals that, three years after their wedding, they get divorced because Robin's hectic travel schedule prevents them from spending any time together. Barney returns to a lifestyle of meaningless sex with multiple women for several years afterward, until he gets one of his one-night stands pregnant. He hates the idea of being a father until the day his child — a girl named Ellie — is born.
He falls in love with her at first sight and becomes a devoted father, turning away from his player lifestyle for good. Childhood and family[ edit ] A few references have been offered to identify Barney's Birthday: In " Natural History ", Barney claims he was six years old on July 23, This puts his birthday somewhere between July 24, and July 23, ; in " Zoo or False ", Ted says Barney was born seven years after the moon landing which occurred in JulyIn " Columns " set inBarney gives his age as 31 further confirming his birth year is He was raised in Port Richmond, Staten Island by his mother Loretta younger version voiced by Megan Mullallyplayed by Frances Conroywho was apparently very promiscuous.
Years later, as portrayed in the season 2 episode " Showdown ", he appears on The Price Is Right with the intention of naming Barker as his father on national television, until he panics at the last minute and cannot go through with it.
As a child, Barney was terrible at sports, and from various episodes it is shown he had few friends one scene shows that no one attended his birthday party. In the episode " The Leap ," Lily reveals that Barney planned on being a violinist when he was young. In "Natural History", Barney finds out that a man named Jerome Whittaker, whom Barney believed to be his uncle, signed a form claiming to be Barney's father.
Barney finally meets Jerome John Lithgow again in the episode " Legendaddy " and learns that he is in fact his father. Upon meeting, Jerome feels pressured to act like the hard-partying womanizer he once was in order to impress Barney, and also because Barney refuses to see him any other way. Barney eventually breaks down and accuses Jerome of walking out on him.
Jerome, who can offer no excuse, apologizes and pleads with Barney to allow him to be a part of his life. Later in the sixth season, in " Hopeless ", Jerome tries to impress Barney by acting like his old self, but later reveals he was just pretending. Barney, nevertheless, willingly listens to advice from Jerome about settling down. Barney also learns of his Canadian heritage, when he finds out that Jerome's mother was born in Manitoba.
Barney has three half-siblings: James played by Wayne Bradyfrom his mother's side, a gay African American who is married to a man, with whom he has an adopted son and daughter as revealed in the season seven episode " The Rebound Girl " ; Carly played by Ashley Bensona university student from his father's side, whom Ted dates in the episode " Ring Up! JJfrom his father's side, who is He also has a female cousin named Leslie, with whom he accidentally grinds in a nightclub, as seen in the episode " Okay Awesome ".
He has worn a Cornell Big Red T-shirt,  indicating that he may have gone there, instead. As evidenced in Season 2 " Atlantic City ", Barney learned at least conversational KoreanChinese at some point, as well as some French.
His musical skills include playing the drums, dancing the tango and singing. He is also skilled at juggling and laser tag. Adult life prior to "Pilot" [ edit ] " Game Night " reveals that Barney had once been an innocent, idealistic young man who wanted to join the Peace Corps with his first serious girlfriend, Shannon. When she left him for a suit-wearing womanizer, James arranged for the year-old Barney to lose his virginity to their mother's friend, Rhonda "the Man Maker" French.
He lives by a strict code known as the Bro Code. However, he assures the group that it is not a problem because he is so good at it. He revealed in " Atlantic City " that he lost his entire life savings playing a Chinese game. He has also apparently lost every one of his many bets on the Super Bowl. When Marshall and Lily break their engagement in season one, Barney lures women away from Marshall so that he can remain faithful to the woman he truly loves.
Barney's relationship with women evolves throughout the series; in the later seasons, he begins to desire a more conventional relationship, as evidenced by his subsequent proposals to both Quinn Garvey and Robin Scherbatsky.
He is also known to write a blog. Career[ edit ] Throughout the series, Barney frequently refuses to say what he does for a living, brushing off any questions about his job with a dismissive "Please. Barney states in " Cupcake " that, as a lawyer for Altrucell, Marshall would make more money in three months than he and Lily make in a year because his company has so many lawsuits against it.
As of Season 4, his company is involved in a hostile takeover of Goliath National Bank GNB and consequently shifts him to the management team of the bank, but he remains a powerful executive and continues to use the same office he has had since it was first shown in Season 1. Despite this, he has suggested there is the possibility he will one day wash up on shore with no teeth or fingerprints and supposedly has come under attack by ninjas in the past during work.
In Season 4, during the episode " Happily Ever After ", Barney states to a woman that he is an "Attorney in Law", though this was probably just part of a pick-up line as he immediately followed it with "Let's talk about getting you off".
His video resume was published in Season 4 episode " The Possimpible ". Unknown to his company, he has been conspiring with the federal government as part of a long-term plan to get revenge on his boss, who stole his girlfriend prior to the start of the series.
Ted Mosby[ edit ] Ted is Barney's self-proclaimed best friend and "wing man". They meet in at MacLaren's, and Barney takes it upon himself to "teach Ted how to live". While Ted is often annoyed by Barney's antics, he considers him a good friend, and in " Miracles ," says that Barney is like a brother to him.
Their friendship has been tested, however; in " The Goat ", Ted finds out that Barney and Robin slept together and ends their friendship, and refuses to speak to him for several episodes. In the third-season finale, "Miracles", however, Ted forgives Barney after Barney severely injures himself while trying to help him.