It is not that often that in the world of television these days that the guy who is often considered the funniest and is an unquestionably beloved character is such a douchebag.
Born out of male fantasy it is almost like they took the original sit com playboy in Joey Tribbiani (Friends), suited him up and gave him the brain and ambition to scheme with a flair for the eccentric. Barney defines what a lot of guys try to be and what most wish they could be, successful, wealthy, in good physical shape and talented.
Crucially, deep down he has a good heart and that's what makes him such an important part of Ted's life. But how well do you know him?