The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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List Criteria: Antiheroes you actually root for - in broadcast and Netflix shows only (no web series)

A detailed list of the most well-liked and loveable TV anti-heroes. The most likeable TV protagonists are listed in order from most popular to least. These ambivalent but likeable anti-heroes of TV can be changed in order of popularity to fit the viewer’s opinions. Or, you can copy to make your very own list of your most favorite TV anti-heroes. This villain list can then be re-arranged to suit your ideas.
 
These ambivalent villains are a mixture of both good and evil and have managed to tug at the viewer’s heartstrings over the years. Do you remember most of these anti-heroes? This list answers the question, “Who are the most popular and likeable antiheroes of television?” Taking you on a road down memory lane, this list allows you to see which anti-heroes of TV were the worst and which were the best villains of TV shows.
 
While some TV protagonists are pure evil, many have a touch of good in them that the viewer can easily see, making the viewer sympathetic towards these quite loveable villains of television series. The viewers can often find themselves wishing only the best results for these sometimes harmless TV villains. This list allows you to choose which television anti-hero you think is the best villain of television.
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    Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Based on an idea

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    Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Dr. Gregory House House Dr. Gregory House, M.D. — typically referred to simply as House — is the title character of the American medical drama House. Portrayed by English actor Hugh Laurie, he leads a team of diagnosticians

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    Breaking Bad Walter Hartwell White is a fictional character. The main protagonist, and anti-hero, in the American television drama series Breaking Bad on AMC. He was created by series creator Vince Gilligan and is

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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character from the 1984 film Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death.

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    The Sopranos Anthony John "Tony" Soprano is an Italian-American fictional character and the protagonist in the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, portrayed by James Gandolfini. The character was

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    Lost James Ford, better known by the alias "Sawyer" and later as "Jim LaFleur", is a fictional character played by Josh Holloway on the ABC television series Lost. Sawyer was born on 18

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Spike, played by James Marsters, is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Spike is a vampire and played various roles on the shows,

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    Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts Dexter 'Dex' Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design,

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    Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Peter Griffin Family Guy Peter Griffin is the main character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy. He is voiced by cartoonist Seth MacFarlane and first appeared on television, along with the rest of the family, in the

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    Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Stewie Griffin Family Guy Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Once obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and

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    Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones Jamie Lannister is a fictional character from A Game of Thrones book and its TV-series adaptation Game of Thrones.

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    Sons of Anarchy Jackson Nathaniel "Jax" Teller is a fictional character and the protagonist on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by British actor Charlie Hunnam. He was the President of the

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    Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Bender Futurama Bender Bending Rodríguez, commonly known as Bender, is a main character in the animated television series Futurama. Designated in-universe as Bending Unit 22, unit number 1,729, serial number

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    Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Vegeta first appears as a major antagonist in chapter #204 Goodbye Son Goku, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump

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    Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Darth Vader Star Wars: The Clone Wars Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He appears in the original trilogy as a pivotal figure, as well as the prequel trilogy as a central figure. The character was created by

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    Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Wolverine Logan is a fictional character from the X-Men series.

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    Once Upon a Time Mr. Gold is a fictional character from the TV program Once Upon a Time.

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    Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial

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    Crowley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Crowley Sherlock Holmes

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    Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother, portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris. One of the

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    M*A*S*H Hawkeye Pierce is a fictional character from the TV series M*A*S*H.

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    Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire Enoch Malachi "Nucky" Thompson is a fictional character and the protagonist of the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. Nucky is loosely based on former Atlantic City political figure Enoch Lewis

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    Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Don Draper Mad Men Donald Francis "Don" Draper is a fictional character and the protagonist of AMC's television series Mad Men, portrayed by 2008 Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm. Until the Season 3 finale, Don

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    Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Rick Grimes The Walking Dead Rick Grimes is a fictional character in the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Andrew Lincoln in the television series of the same name. Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist

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    The Vampire Diaries Damon Salvatore Stefan's older brother, brash and arrogant, with dark hair and black eyes. He's dark and sadistic, but also charming and seductive; the playboy that is careless about what he does, and

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    Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Perry Cox Scrubs Percival Ulysses "Perry" Cox, M.D, is a fictional character played by John C. McGinley on the American television comedy-drama Scrubs. Dr. Cox appeared in every episode except, "My Last

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    Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Eric Cartman South Park Eric Theodore Cartman is a main character in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker. Cartman, generally referred to by his surname,

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    Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


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    DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Hank Moody Californication Henry James "Hank The Spank Tank" Moody, portrayed by David Duchovny, is a fictional character who served as the protagonist of the Showtime television series Californication. Moody is an

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    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family Archibald "Archie" Bunker is a fictional New Yorker in the 1970s top-rated American television sitcom All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, played to acclaim by Carroll

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    John Locke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    John Locke Lost John Locke is a fictional character played by Terry O'Quinn on the ABC television series Lost. He is named after English philosopher John Locke. In 2007, O'Quinn won the Primetime Emmy Award for

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    Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Bart Simpson The Simpsons Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on

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    Beavis and Butt-head Daria Morgendorffer is a fictional animated character from MTV's animated series Beavis and Butt-head and its spin-off Daria. She was voiced in both incarnations by Tracy Grandstaff. In 2002, Daria

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    Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries Stefan Salvatore is a fictional character from L. J. Smith's The Vampire Diaries. He is portrayed by Paul Wesley in The Vampire Diaries. Born in 1846, Stefan was turned into a vampire in 1864, at the

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    Sons of Anarchy Opie Winston is a fictional character from the TV Series Sons of Anarchy.

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    Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Doug Ross ER Dr. Douglas "Doug" Ross is a fictional character from the television series ER, portrayed by George Clooney. George Clooney's removal from the main cast opening credits was in the 16th

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    Jane Lane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Jane Lane Jane Lane is a fictional character who appeared regularly on the MTV cartoon show Daria, voiced by Wendy Hoopes. In the show, she was main character Daria Morgendorffer's best friend and as of the

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    Cat-Woman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Cat-Woman Batman Catwoman is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics and is associated with the Batman franchise. Historically a supervillainess and often an antiheroine, the

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    Sam Malone Cheers Samuel "Mayday" Malone is a fictional character on the American television show Cheers, portrayed by Ted Danson. The central character of the series, Sam is a former relief pitcher for the

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    Smallville Lex Luthor is a fictional character from the television series Smallville. He was a series regular from the pilot episode until the season seven finale, and has been played continuously by Michael

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    Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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    Raylan Givens Justified Raylan Givens is a fictional character created by American novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard. Givens is a Deputy U.S. Marshal and initially appeared in the novels Pronto and Riding the Rap.

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    The Shield Detective Victor Samuel "Vic" Mackey, played by Michael Chiklis, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the highly acclaimed FX crime drama series The Shield, which ran for seven

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    Game of Thrones Sandor Clegane is a fictional character from A Game of Thrones book and its TV-series adaptation Game of Thrones.

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    Sons of Anarchy Filip "Chibs" Telford is a fictional character, on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Tommy Flanagan. He is nicknamed "Chibs" because of his facial scars.

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    Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes


    Omar Little The Wire Omar Devone Little is a fictional character on the HBO drama series The Wire, portrayed by Michael K. Williams. He is a notorious Baltimore stick-up man, frequently robbing street-level drug dealers.

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    Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad 

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    Taxi Louie De Palma is a fictional character in the comedy TV series Taxi.

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    Nicholas Brody Homeland Nicholas "Nick" Brody, played by actor Damian Lewis, is a fictional character on the American television series Homeland on Showtime, created by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. Brody was a

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