For nine seasons, Barney Stinson has been legendary.First as a pickup artist, then as a partner and always as a friend.But before the divorce and baby surprises, why was everyone so sure that our favorite reformed jackass would die?
That stranger, forever unnamed, gave birth to his daughter and we watched him fall absolutely love with her.
Finally, Barney has a solid reason to respect women for the rest of his life.
In the same episode that showed their wedding reception, we saw their divorce.
Yes, just three years after their wedding, Barney and Robin got divorced because of the stress that Robin's job-induced constant traveling brought.
At this point, we pretty much stopped caring that he never got back together with Robin.
Barney with a daughter is a good enough ending for him.That's why they got so drunk in the "Rally" flash forward, to avoid their emotions just before making the decision.And a few years after that, Barney changed forever.Pressures were high for How I Met Your Mother to give its arguably most popular character the sendoff he deserves, especially since there have been worrisome theories that Barney wouldn't live to hear future-Ted tell his kids the story.Apparently, we were worried about the wrong thing, because While Barney lives, he and Robin got divorced and he has a baby with a stranger. Before the finale could even let us start to worry about his mortality, Barney and Robin's marriage fell apart.Some signs were more logical than others, like the way Ted talks about Barney from the future.