Barney Stinson - Wikipedia
He revealed in " Atlantic City " that he lost his entire life savings playing a Chinese game.
What to Expect When You're Awesomewere also published. He says that Robin has a hold on his heart that he can't break and that he could not stop loving her anymore than he could stop breathing. This leaves Barney the only single character, and, according to Harris, Barney is "resentful" that the other characters have paired up.
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. Along with the other main characters, Lily is present for the birth of Barney's daughter.
As evidenced in Season 2 " Atlantic City ", Barney learned at least conversational KoreanChinese at some point, as well as some French. The final season revolves around their wedding weekend.
He hates the idea of being a father until the day his child — a girl named Ellie — is born. Barney has a plethora of strategies and rules designed to meet women, sleep with them, and discard them.
He is also something of a metrosexual ; he waxes his chest, enjoys manicures and has an extensive knowledge of designer labels and gourmet food.
He is proud and stubborn, and attempts to stand by his word no matter what. He is also skilled at juggling and laser tag. Barney, like Harris himself, is an illusionist.
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. Nevertheless, he considers Lily a confidante, seeking her advice on winning Robin over and telling her deeply personal secrets, such as his failed ambition to be a concert violinist.
He also uses the word "awesome" to describe anything that he finds remotely pleasing, and invents different kinds of " high-fives " for every occasion. While Lily calls Barney "the world's biggest pervert" and a "womanizing creep", she also considers him one of her best friends. Development[ edit ] The show's creators envisioned Barney as what Bays later described as a "large, John Belushi -type character";  nonetheless, Megan Branman, the casting director for How I Met Your Mother, invited Harris to audition.
Barney often uses the phrase "Challenge accepted" when someone mentions an outlandish task that supposedly cannot be done; he takes this as a personal challenge and attempts, usually successfully, to perform the task.
It is revealed that Lily is pregnant and that she and Marshall will have a daughter. 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 is also known to write a blog.
However, he assures the group that it is not a problem because he is so good at it. He frequently buys expensive items—such as a last-minute plane ticket to San Francisco, thousands of dollars in postage stamps, or two televisions specifically for smashing in frustration—in the spur of the moment.
The fifth season received mostly positive reviews. 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. In " I Heart NJ ", for example, he refuses to put down his fist unless someone offers him a fist bump.
The phrase "Suit up!
Robin and Barney watch the tape over and over until they end up having sex. According to creator Thomas, this is a sign that Barney "thought of his suit as some kind of superhero outfit that separated him from the pack.
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. 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.
He also admires her skill at lying and manipulating people, considering it to be on par with his own. Reception[ edit ] According to The Early ShowBarney is one of the main reasons that the show has been a success.
After much doubt and soul-searching, they get married in " The End of the Aisle ". Childhood and family[ edit ] A few references have been offered to identify Barney's Birthday: His most common method of picking up women is telling them elaborate lies about himself, often using an alias.
Many of his schemes for picking up women are in a book he has written called "The Playbook", which is exposed in the episode " The Playbook ".
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.
In the episode " Slap Bet ", Barney loses a bet with Marshall and agrees to let Marshall slap him five times at random occasions "throughout eternity". Although he does date Robin in Season 5, he resumes his promiscuous lifestyle immediately after they break up.
They end up breaking up not long after, once they both realize they are making one another miserable. He is also skilled at juggling and laser tag.
Throughout the series, one major character development is apparent in Barney: JJfrom his father's side, who is