tv The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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The creepiest characters on television mess with our heads, leave us wondering and stick in our heads for a long time after their respective TV shows air. These are the fictional TV characters we love to hate for one reason or another. They might not be the scariest TV characters in a traditional sense but these are the creepiest characters on our favorite recent TV shows.

Creepy television characters come in all types with each taking creepy to a new and different level. Some don't hide their creepiness, such as Herbert, the suspected pedophile from "Family Guy," or Dexter Morgan, the serial killer/forensic blood splatter analyst from the Showtime series "Dexter." Fans know what to expect from that type of creepy character but often it's the creepers who leave you guessing that are the creepiest TV characters of all.

Take Walter White, the main character in the Emmy Award-winning drama "Breaking Bad." Mr. White was a seemingly harmless family man and high school teacher who "broke bad" and took on an alter ego capable of unspeakable crimes. The uncertainty of the realm of possibility for the character makes him incredibly fascinating and beyond creepy.

The same goes for characters that are highly secretive or not completely explained which opens the doors for all types of creepy. "LOST" fans didn't know what the elusive Smoke Monster was for nearly all six seasons the show aired but it was well established that it was definitely a threat to take seriously.

Whether these creepy TV characters put all their cards on the table and embrace their creepy tendencies or leave fans guessing what they will do next, each offer plenty of food for thought on some of our favorite television shows. Everyone is creeped out by something or other so if we missed your favorite creepy TV character, add him, her or it below.

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Herbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Herbert Family Guy

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Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mr. Burns The Simpsons

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Newman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Newman Seinfeld

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Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dexter Morgan Dexter

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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Norman Bates Bates Motel - Bates Motel

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Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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Constance Langdon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Constance Langdon American Horror Story

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Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Silence Doctor Who

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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

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The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Gentlemen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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Lysa Arryn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Lysa Arryn Game of Thrones

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Theodore

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Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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Sylar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Sylar Heroes

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Joker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Greased Up Deaf Guy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Greased Up Deaf Guy Family Guy

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Him is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Him The Powerpuff Girls

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Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Moriarty Sherlock, Elementary

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Weeping Angel Doctor Who

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Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Drusilla Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

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Beavis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

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Robert California is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Robert California The Office

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Walter White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Walter White Breaking Bad

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Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Waylon Smithers The Simpsons

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Lucifer Supernatural

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Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Pee-wee Herman Pee-wee's Playhouse

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ALF ALF

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Smoke Monster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Smoke Monster LOST

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Zach Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Zach Young Desperate Housewives

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Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Eric Cartman South Park

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Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Gnarl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gnarl

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Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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Denzel Q. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Denzel Q. Crocker The Fairly OddParents

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Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss

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Suzanne
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange Is the New Black

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Cruella Deville

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Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

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Changeling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Changeling Supernatural