Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) is initially introduced as a potential love interest for Ted and his eventual girlfriend.  However, after the break up and before they decide to date, Robin is a friend in the group.

Robin is a news anchor for Metro News 1 until she quits and becomes an anchor out in Japan.  Once she quits that job and returns to New York she is currently unemployed.

Robin is from Canada where she used to play hockey growing up and even had a big pop song as a teenage stars.  She also enjoys guns and cigars.

Robin Scherbatsky Quotes

Babies are scary, OK? They have giant eyes, and come on, the soft spot? If there's gonna be a self-destruct button, at least hide it somewhere it won't accidently get pressed!

Robin

Robin: Let's make a pact, if we both turn 40 and we're both single..
Ted: Robin Scherbatsky, will you be my backup wife?
Robin: A girl always dreams of hearing those words. Yes, yes, a million times, yes!

HIMYM Quotes

Think of me like Yoda but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I'm awesome. I'm your bro - I'm Broda!

Barney

You are the love of my life. Everything I have and everything I am is yours. Forever.

Barney