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List Rules Bad boy characters who are loved (and a little hated) by girls and women in their shows

List of the greatest bad boys in TV history. Here is a listing of the cream of the crop when it comes to television's best bad boys. The best and the baddest of the bunch make their ensemble that much richer. Perhaps Samuel L. Jackson's character in "Pulp Fiction" would refer to the TV characters ranker here as "BAMFS." Whatever tough guy categorization you would like to give these characters, they are undoubtedly the coolest -- if not particularly warm -- men to grace our screens every week. And nobody can down whiskey like Don Draper, just like nobody could scare television parents like bad boys next door Ryan Atwood ("The O.C.") and Shawn Hunter ("Boy Meets World").

This list includes TV bad boy characters with dark brooding attitudes, leather jackets, motorcycles, dour dispositions, sad mysterious pasts, questionable ethics - and hopeful girls who love them anyway. Dylan McKay, Chuck Bass, and even The Fonz are at the top of our ranks. Vote up the quintessential bad boys on television to shape this list, or click rerank to make a version of your own.

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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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Spike is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

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James

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Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Captain Hook Once Upon a Time

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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Crowley Supernatural

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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

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Niklaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Klaus Mikaelson The Vampire Diaries

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Dylan McKay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Dylan McKay Beverly Hills 90210

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Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Eric Northman True Blood

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Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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Neal Caffrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Neal Caffrey White Collar

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Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Angel Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad

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Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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Jess Mariano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Jess Mariano Gilmore Girls

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Professor Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History

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Fonzie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Fonzie Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi

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Caleb Rivers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Caleb Rivers Pretty Little Liars

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Chuck Bass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Chuck Bass Gossip Girl

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Pacey Witter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek

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Tate Langdon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Tate Langdon American Horror Story

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Ryan Atwood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Ryan Atwood The O.C.

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Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Lex Luthor Smallville

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Derek Hale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Derek Hale Teen Wolf

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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Elijah Mikaelson The Vampire Diaries

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Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Dexter Morgan Dexter

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Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Don Draper Mad Men

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Logan Echolls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Logan Echolls Veronica Mars

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Shawn Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Shawn Hunter Boy Meets World

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Cole Turner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History

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Steven Hyde is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Steven Hyde That '70s Show

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Toby Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Toby Cavanaugh Pretty Little Liars

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Theodore

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Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
John "Mr. Big" Preston Sex and the City

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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Jack Harkness Doctor Who, Torchwood

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J.R. Ewing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
J.R. Ewing Dallas

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Daniel Desario is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Daniel Desario Freaks and Geeks

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Wade Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Wade Kinsella Hart of Dixie

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Bill Compton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Bill Compton True Blood

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Michael Scofield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Michael Scofield Prison Break

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Bender is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Bender Futurama

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Walter White is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Walter White Breaking Bad

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Charlie Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Charlie Harper Two and a Half Men

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Jordan Catalano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Bad Boys in TV History
Jordan Catalano My So-Called Life

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