2015 The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters

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The most badass current TV characters include men and women who, though they do not exist in reality, are fearless in today's television landscape. The most badass characters on television are the ones who threaten the status quo, stand up for what they believe in, and get the job done. That includes fictional presidents like Selina Meyer (from VEEP on HBO) and Frank Underwood (from House of Cards on Netflix). It also includes old school divas who kick butt, like Rayna James on Nashville, as well as effective criminals, like James Spader's Raymond Reddington on The Blacklist

Some of the most badass characters currently on TV are heroes like Matt Murdoch from Daredevil and Melinda May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But badass television characters can be everyday people too. Take, for instance, Ilana Wexler on Broad City. She lives life her own way (even if it's not always legal). Maybe you'll find some inspiration to live life however you see fit from badass TV characters like Empire's Cookie Lyon who just don't give a damn.

From Olivia Pope to Lucious Lyon, who do you think is the most badass character who can currently be seen on TV in 2016-2017? The list features characters from The 100, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, but if you think we're missing any badass TV characters, add them! 

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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Dean Winchester Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural, Supernatural

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Sam Winchester Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural, Supernatural

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Carol Peletier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Carol Peletier The Walking Dead

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Arya Stark Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Matt Murdoch Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Jessica Jones Jessica Jones

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Melinda May is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Melinda May Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Jon Snow Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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Michonne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Michonne The Walking Dead

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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Crowley Supernatural

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Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Clarke Walters The 100

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Agent Phil Coulson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Agent Phil Coulson Ultimate Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor

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Raymond 'Red' Reddington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Raymond 'Red' Reddington The Blacklist

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Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Green Arrow Green Arrow

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Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters

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Mr. Kate Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Mr. Kate Kaplan The Blacklist

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James Gordon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
James Gordon Gotham, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman

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Emma Swan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Emma Swan Once Upon a Time

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Galina 'Red' Reznikov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Galina 'Red' Reznikov Orange Is the New Black

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
The Punisher Daredevil

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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Leroy Jethro Gibbs NCIS, NCIS

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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Bellamy Blake The 100

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Daisy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Daisy Johnson Marvel Universe

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Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Piper Chapman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Piper Chapman Orange Is the New Black

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Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Francis Underwood House of Cards

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Nick Burkhardt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters

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Octavia Blake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Octavia Blake The 100

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Tom Keen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Tom Keen The Blacklist

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Raven Reyes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Raven Reyes The 100

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Dembe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Dembe The Blacklist

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Carl Grimes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Carl Grimes The Walking Dead

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Professor Annalise Keating is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Annalise Keating How to Get Away with Murder

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Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Ash Williams Ash vs Evil Dead, The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness

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Regina Mills is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Regina Mills Once Upon a Time

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Cookie Lyon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Cookie Lyon Empire

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Rowena is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Rowena Supernatural

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Elizabeth Jennings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Elizabeth Jennings The Americans

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Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Moriarty Sherlock

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Flash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Flash Flash, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Daddy Day Care

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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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Stiles Stilinski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf

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Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Olenna Tyrell Game of Thrones

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Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Captain Hook Peter Pan and the Pirates, Once Upon a Time, Producers' Showcase

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Helena is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Helena Orphan Black

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Salamanca Twins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hardcore Current TV Characters
Salamanca Twins Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul