Full name: Robin Charles Scherbatsky Jr.
Age: 29 (says she's 26)
Occupation: former Canadian teen pop star, news reporter, news anchor at Metro News1, now a morning talk show host at Channel 12
She is from Vancouver.
Her father, Robin Charles Scherbatsky Sr. wanted a son, so Robin was raised as a boy until her early teens.
In her teens she became a pop star known as Robin Sparkles with one minor hit: ''Let's go to the Mall.'' Because of this she has developed a serious aversion to shopping malls.
She has a younger sister named Katie.
As a news reporter, she performed several embarrassing dares on TV in exchange for money from Barney including saying ''nipple'' in her report and spanking herself.
She won a LAMA (Local Area Media Award) for her report on ''Pickles the singing dog.''
Wants to do hard-hitting pieces, but often is forced to do human interest "softball" stories.
Is an occasional smoker, but really loves cigars
She loves guns; subscribes to Guns&Ammo Magazine, she likes to de-stress by shooting at a shooting range.
Overuses the word '' literally''.
She cannot tell a lie without giggling.
She wants to travel the world and live in many countries, which, according to the narrator, she does eventually do.
Overuses the phrase "but, um" when she interviews guests on her morning show, inadvertently creating a drinking game in which viewers take a shot every time she says it.
Robin and Ted:
Robin dated Ted Mosby for all of season 2. Her romance with Ted began with the now famous game called "Have You Met Ted?" After blowing it by not kissing her goodnight at the end of their date, Ted steals a blue french horn that she was admiring from the restaurant where they had dinner, and returns to her apartment to try and make it up to her. However, Ted tells her that he thinks he's falling in love with her, which freaks her out. She decides not to date him anymore, but the two become friends. At the end of season 1, however, Ted decides to go for it and organizes a blue string quartet in her living room to win her over, and when that doesn't work, he does a rain dance on his roof and goes to her apartment to tell her he loves her so much, he made it rain for her. This finally does the trick, and they become a couple. They break up at the end of season 2 after realizing they want different things, but in season 4 she agrees to be his back-up wife if they're not married by the time they're 40. Eventually Ted decides that they have to break this agreement off because he'll still have hope that one day they'll be together then.
Robin and Barney:
In the first season, Robin becomes Barney's wing-man and "bro". After hearing that Robin has some sort of secret which he initially suspects is porn, but turns out to be her pop career, he scours the globe until he finds her music video ''Let's go to the Mall'' through various connections in Malaysia. In season 3, she shows him her second music video, called "Sandcastles in the Sand," after which they hook up. The next day, they agree to stay friends and never discuss it, but in season 4, Barney tells Lily that he has feelings for Robin. After concealing his feelings for a year, Robin finds out, and in the finale they attempt to figure out what they mean to each other. At the beginning of season 5, they are unable to make any sort of decision about their relationship, and so they decide to start hooking up without telling anyone else in the group. They begin to date after Lily locks them in Robin's bedroom and forces them to define their relationship. However, their dating life deteriorates after a few months, and they begin to drive each other crazy. Robin and Barney split amicably in the middle of season 5, calling their decision to break up "two friends getting back together." In the season 7 finale, it is made apparent that Robin and Barney are going to be married when the "narrator" Ted is telling the story and have two kids (one boy and one girl) around the same age as Teds' kids.
Robin and Lily:
Robin and Lily are best friends. Their strong friendship started after they ''concealed their crime scene'' when they spilled Thai food in Marshall's car (he has a very strict no-food policy) and blamed it on a homeless guy. Robin kissed Lily once because Lily was complaining that she didn't have the ''great lesbian adventure'' in college.
Robin and Marshall:
Robin is the most skeptical character in the show and Marshall is a "believer". Marshall begins to connect to her when she compliments the hot wings they order to watch the Superbowl. They become closer in season 4 when Marshall takes her to a Minnesota-themed bar because she misses being in Canada at Christmastime, and when she expresses her sadness about having no boyfriend to keep her in New York at that time of year, Marshall assures her that if she ever left New York to go home to Canada, they would all be on the next plane to bring her back because they love her and she belongs with them. He then takes her to a Canadian-themed bar instead, and sings her single "Let's Go to the Mall" on the karaoke machine. To prove that "The Mermaid Theory" (eventually any woman, no matter how unattractive, starts to look like a "mermaid" to a man) has no effect on Marshall, Robin and Marshall go out to a nice dinner alone. Robin gets incredibly drunk, and Marshall realizes that he will always think of her as a friend and nothing more.
Robin and Don:
Don Frank is Robin's co-anchor. Initially she despises him, finding him incredibly rude and unprofessional. But after he cleans up his act for her, she starts to like him and they begin to date. Things quickly become serious, and Robin moves in with him. After being offered a job as lead anchor in Chicago, she decides to turn it down to stay with Don. However, Don is offered the same job and decides to accept. Heartbroken, Robin leaves Don and moves back in with Ted.