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

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    Herbert Family Guy

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

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    Mr. Burns The Simpsons

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


    Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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


    Newman Seinfeld

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

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    Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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    Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Benjamin Linus Lost

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


    Dexter Morgan Dexter

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    Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


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    Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Norman Bates Bates Motel Bates Motel

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


    The Silence Doctor Who

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    Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    The Gentlemen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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    Constance Langdon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    Constance Langdon American Horror Story

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    Cigarette-smoking Man the X-fi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    The X-Files

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    Theodore


    Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell Prison Break

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    "Crazy" Joe Davola Seinfeld

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    Heroes

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    Lysa Arryn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    Lysa Arryn Game of Thrones

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

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    Him The Powerpuff Girls

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

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    Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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    Family Guy

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    Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Weeping Angel Doctor Who

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    Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    Drusilla Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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


    Walter White Breaking Bad

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    Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Moriarty Sherlock, Elementary

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    Supernatural

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    Joker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Joker

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    Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Ren Höek

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    Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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    Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Waylon Smithers The Simpsons

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

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    Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

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

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    Eric Cartman South Park

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    John Herbert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

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


    Smoke Monster LOST

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    The Office

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    ALF is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    ALF ALF

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    Fez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Fez That '70s Show

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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


    Gnarl

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


    Rumpelstiltskin

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    Cruella Deville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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    Cruella Deville

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    Arrested Development

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    Samuel


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

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    Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    Leviathan

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    Orange Is the New Black

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    Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History


    Russell Edgington True Blood

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

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    The Mad Hatter

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