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The best TV villains of all time rank among some of the greatest TV characters of all time as well as some of the creepiest TV characters ever. While some TV villains exist to make the lead characters appear more heroic, some of them are just plain old, nasty jerks. Regardless of their motivations, the top TV bad guys make us want to bust into the TV and kick some butt, fictional style.

Many of TV's greatest greatest villains didn't start that way; some of these men and women started out as virtuous people who took a skid into the darker ways of the world. Think of Breaking Bad's Gustavo Fring, a legitimate business man turned meth trafficking d-bag. Or Dexter Morgan who started out killing only bad guys and then went and got tangled up with killing people as a CYA offensive action. Of course, there's also people like Game of Throne's Joffrey Baratheon and The Simpsons' C. Montgomery Burns who seem to get off on tormenting people. They are the worst kind of awesome bad guys.

Who is the best bad guy on TV? What television shows have the greatest TV villains?  This best television villains list has all the top TV villains in one place for you to vote on. If your favorite TV villain isn't on the list of the greatest TV villains, make sure to add them so other voters get to hate them as much as you do.
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Joffrey Baratheon

Mr. Burns

Newman

Sideshow Bob

Spike

Tony Soprano

Tywin Lannister

Benjamin Linus

The Joker

Cigarette Smoking Man


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<![CDATA[The Saddest Television Deaths Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/saddest-television-deaths
Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.
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Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers

DriveSHAFT

Edith Bunker

Joyce Summers

Mark Greene

Spike

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake


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<![CDATA[Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dead-musicians-you-most-want-to-see-perform-as-holograms/ron-mexico
A hologram wish-list for dead musicians. At the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2012, a holographic image of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur "performed" live on stage with headliners Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The hologram greeted Coachella fans specifically, then went into a bit of Tupac's hit "Hail Mary" before joining Snoop for "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." Details of exactly how the effect was achieved were not released immediately after the event - for example, it's still unknown how the hologram was able to appear "in sync" with Snoop Dogg's live performance, nor is it clear whether the vocals being heard were entirely Tupac's. What is clear is that the performance had a huge emotional impact on the fans in the audience and those watching the show streaming on YouTube.

So now that it's clear we have the technology to bring dead musicians back... who would you most want to see perform "live" from beyond the grave? Vote for the musicians or bands that you'd like to see revived in holographic form, and if I've forgotten your favorite long lost rock star, enter their name at the bottom of the page and add them to the list!
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Bob Marley

Elvis Presley

Freddie Mercury

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Johnny Cash

John Lennon

Kurt Cobain

Ludwig van Beethoven

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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<![CDATA[The Most Insane Letters from Serial Killers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/letters-from-serial-killers/michael-darling
Why are we so obsessed with serial killers? Why is it that these sick murderers always catch the attention of the public? Perhaps it's because they all seem to have an interest in talking about their crimes? Many famous serial killers and murderers sent some super creepy letters to their family, victims, and "fans," both from prison and before their arrests. These insane, crazy, and definitely creepy letters from killers will have you checking over your shoulder, and maybe a little weary of opening the mail.

Famous unknown killers like the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper taunted the police during their crime sprees; murderers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy received prison fan mail from troubled people who wanted to know what made them tick, and crafted some chilling responses.

These letters came from some of the creepiest serial killers who ever lived (and picked up a pen) and are seriously disturbing. This list features pictures and scans of serial killer letters and excerpts of the creepiest, most bone chilling lines.

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Albert Fish
Who he was:
An unassuming, grandfatherly looking man, Fish was actually a serial killer, kidnapper, and cannibal. Although he only confessed to three murders in the 1920s, he would later claim that he had killed at least 100 children.

Who it was sent to:
Fish sent this letter anonymously in 1934 to the family of Grace Budd, a 10-year-old girl he killed, cooked, and ate in 1928. The letter detailed how he became a cannibal and how he killed Budd.

Creepiest part:
"I choked her to death, then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms."

The Axeman of New Orleans
Who he was:
In 1918 and 1919, at least eight individuals in New Orleans (primarily Italian-Americans) were killed by a mad man with an axe. Making things even creepier, in most of these cases the victims were killed with axes they themselves owned. The identity of the Axeman remains unknown.

Who it was sent to:
On March, 13, 1919 a letter from the Axeman, addressed to "Esteemed Mortal" was published in several New Orleans newspapers. In it, he explained that he would kill again on March 19, 15 minutes after midnight, but would spare anyone who was listening to jazz music. Unsurprisingly, many parties were held that night to ward off the Axeman and no murders occurred.

Creepiest part:
"At will I could slay thousands of your best citizens, for I am in close relationship with the Angel of Death."

Source: Crime Library

Belle Gunness
Who she was:
In the late 1800s, Belle Gunness used personal ads to attract her victims. She'd exchange letters with lonely bachelors and, after a sufficient amount of time, tell them to come visit her (preferably with their savings in tow). When these suitors came to visit her farm in Indiana, she'd kill them and keep their money.

Who it was sent to:
Various men across the Midwest, including Andrew Helgelein. It's believed that Gunness engaged in communication with (and later killed) at least 40 men, plus her own children.

Creepiest part:
In the letter to Helgelein, Gunness instructed him: "But, my dear, do not say anything about coming here..." making it easy for her to hide his murder.

Source: La Porte Library

Dennis Rader
Who he was:
From 1974 to 1991, the BTK killer (named for his method of binding, torturing, and ultimately killing his victims) committed 10 home invasion murders in Witchita, KS. After going quiet for thirteen years, BTK began sending letters to the police in 2004, leading to his arrest in 2005. His identity was revealed to be Dennis Rader, a respected member of the Witchita community.

Who it was sent to:
Rader sent this poem to Anna Williams, a potential victim of his two months after waiting in her home one night, ready to kill her. Lucky for her, she was out late dancing with friends and after hours of waiting, Rader gave up and left.

Creepiest part:
"Oh, Anna, Why Didn't You Appear / Drop of fear fresh Spring rain would roll down from your nakedness to scent to lofty fever that burns within..."

Donald Harvey
Who he was:
Donald Harvey served as an orderly in hospitals in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and 1980s. It was during this time that he found creative ways to poison at least 30 patients. Before he was found out, Harvey had been given the nickname "Angel of Death" by a co-worker because he always seemed to be nearby when a patient died.

Who it was sent to:
Harvey sent this lengthy letter to someone who wrote to him in prison in 1998.

Creepiest part:
This morbid joke which Harvey included with the letter: "Lord, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change , change the things I can and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off."

Gary Ridgway
Who he was:
The most prolific serial killer in the United States, Ridgeway was a truck painter who confessed to the killing of over 70 women in California and Washington in the 1980s and 1990s. The media gave him his alias after his first five victims were discovered near Washington's Green River.

Who it was sent to:
Following his arrest in 2001, Ridgway wrote letters to his wife almost daily. When he finally confessed to the police, he wrote this letter revealing the truth to her.

Creepiest part:
"I made a prayer to God I will stop killing if I don’t get caught, I had to live with all that in me all those years. I couldn't tell you. I was like a alcoholic dry for a time. Then fell off the wagon. I miss you so much."

H. H. Holmes
Who he was:
It's unknown how many people Holmes killed, as he was very meticulous. He confessed to 27 murders, but is believed to have killed nearly 200 people. Most of these murders happened at his infamous "murder castle," a hotel he built in Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair that was filled with death traps.

Who it was sent to:
From prison, Holmes arranged to have his confession letters published exclusively in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
 
Creepiest part:
“I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing."

Jack the Ripper
Who he was:
The serial killer dubbed by the British press "Jack The Ripper" killed and mutilated at least five women in the Whitechapel neighborhood of London in 1888. The killer's identity remains unknown.

Who it was sent to:
This letter, popularly known as the "Dear Boss" letter was sent to the Central News Agency of London. Ripper scholars still debate whether this letter was sent by the real killer or an impostor. In this letter, the writer details how he killed and how he wanted to use a victim's blood to write the letter.

Creepiest part:
"I saved some of the proper red stuff in a ginger beer bottle over the last job to write with but it went thick like glue and I cant use it. Red ink is fit enough I hope ha. ha."

John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo (Beltway Snipers)
Who they were:
In October 2002, the Washington, D. C. metro area was rocked by a series of sniper attacks along busy roadways. In total, 10 people were killed by the duo of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo during their three weeks of terror.

Who it was sent to:
This four-page extortion letter was likely written by Muhammad and was left in the woods near Ashland, VA following
a shooting in the area. The letter details how the snipers' previous attempts to make contact with authorities proved unsuccessful and outlined how they wanted $10 million to stop the killings.

Creepiest part:
"P.S. your children are not safe anywhere at any time."

The Zodiac Killer
Who he was:
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Zodiac Killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay area. Although only five murders were confirmed to be the work of the Zodiac, letters that were allegedly from him took credit for nearly 40 murders. His identity remains unknown.

Who it was sent to:
The Zodiac (or an impostor) sent this creepy Halloween card to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Paul Avery in 1970. Avery had been covering the Zodiac case for the paper.

Creepiest part: 
"Peek-a-boo, you are doomed."


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<![CDATA[The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-druggiest-rock-stars-of-all-time/robert-wabash
Rock stars and drugs go together like football and beer: you could have one without the other and it would still be fun, but you would sense that something was missing. And in the world of rock and roll, musicians being whacked out on drugs and alcohol can be pretty entertaining (right up until they OD, of course. RIP).

This list of rock stars who used drugs was inspired by an article in the OC Weekly that chronicled the six druggiest rock stars of all time, but since we go big at Ranker, we added a few more to the mix. Because honestly, one thing the music world isn't lacking are train wrecks who drink and do drugs.

If you can think of other rock stars that deserve to be on the list that didn't make it in the first wave of qualifications (which basically consist of the ability to frighten one of the nurses at Promises upon checking into rehab), add them. But heed the criteria that your rock star must have a splendid past with drugs.

If you're looking for inspiration in the drugs and rock & roll arena (we'll assume the rest of the Internet can cover the "sex" part), the list of rock stars who have aged the worst is an excellent way to make you feel better about those gray hairs you've been denying. And if you're wondering what's to come of these miscreants of the mic after the drugs have run their course, there's the list of celebrity ODs we should have seen coming.
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Amy Winehouse

Courtney Love

Jerry Garcia

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Keith Richards

Kurt Cobain

Ozzy Osbourne

Sid Vicious

Whitney Houston


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<![CDATA[The Best Serial Killer Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-serial-killer-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
List of the best serial killers movies. These movies center around infamous serial killers. This list may not be a complete catalogue of all the films about serial killers, but they are the greatest serial killer movies voted on by fans. Some of the best thrillers, horror and scary movies usually have a tormentor who scares the living wits out of the main characters and some times even kill them. These antagonists are the characters who make these serial killer movies so memorable.

Who can forget The Silence of the Lambs? That 1990 classic featured two of the most notorious movie serial killers in history with Buffalo Bill and of course, Hannibal Lecter who was so popular that he managed to spawn two more movies. Other infamous serial killer movies include Seven, which featured Kevin Spacey as John Doe, American Psycho, which introduced Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, and Basic Instinct where Sharon Stone played the unforgettable Catherine Tramell. The common thread between these complex serial killers is that their respective movies were beyond memorable and considered some of the popular, not of just of serial killers, but movies period.

What is the best serial killer movie? It's up to you to vote on what should be considered The Best Serial Killer Movie of all time. Pick the movies you think should be ranked high on this Ultimate List of the Best Serial Killer Movies.
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

American Psycho

Basic Instinct

Halloween

Hannibal

Psycho

Saw

Seven

The Silence of the Lambs

Zodiac


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<![CDATA[The Scariest Animals in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-animals-you-are-the-most-scared-of
We're all more scared of one thing than another. Maybe it's the idea of being mauled by a Grizzly or having spiders crawl in your ear while you're sleeping. Maybe it's just the IDEA that a snake might be nearby. Whatever it is, vote on the animal that scares you the most, and of course, feel free to add any of the scariest animals in the world that might be missing from this list.

Any list of the scariest animals in the world will likely include sharks, spiders, and snakes. But what terrifies one person might not scare another at all. It's interesting to look at why certain animals strike fear, and others don't. Is it because many of the animals listed here are potentially deadly? Some spiders' bites can be horrible, but spiders can also be pretty amazing.

Sure, but that doesn't explain why cockroaches freak people out (if you don't believe me, just check the list, and see the votes for yourself). It's highly unlikely that you'll be done in by a killer cockroach – so what gives? Well, they're creepy, they're crawly and (depending on where you live) they *can* fly. That qualifies as scary.

And yes, some of the scariest animals listed here, we'll never ever encounter in real life. Oh, we might see a great white shark in an aquarium or on TV during Shark Week, but really? The odds of us actually coming face to face with a great white are pretty slim. Still, we've all seen Jaws, so that sucker shoots to the top of the list. And bats: Yes, some believe they are scary, but there are a lot of myths surrounding these and other animals that, if you knew more, might make them a bit less terrifying.

Which animals scare you the most? Are they insects? Reptiles? Mammals (and yes, this includes man)? Time to vote!
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Lion

Black Widow Spider

Pirahna

Great white shark

Black mamba

Grizzly Bear

Cobra

Spider

Scorpion

Crocodile


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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/18-celebrities-who_ve-aged-horribly
This is a list of celebrities who've looked worse with age than one would expect. As they've gotten older, these stars have become more and more unattractive. We've all seen our fair share of bad plastic surgery celebs, and some of these famous people certainly fall under the same category. Those that don't create their own damage naturally. These celebrities aging badly include actors, musicians, and notable public figures who look like they've aged 50 years in the last ten.

What celebs have aged the worst?  What celebrities used to be hot and aren't anymore? It's a shame that some of these celebs are no longer recognizable, because everyone on this list actually looked pretty good when they were young. May this be a lesson for us all to watch our bad habits and not succumb to temptations of having too much work done.
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Axl Rose
Photo from a January 31, 2010, show in Winnipeg. Just an unflattering angle?
Bruce Jenner

Keith Richards
A RANKER USER SAID: "Keith Richards sure seems to be showing some wear and tear but lets also remember he is now 70 years old and at that age we are all going to show wear. But i think the picture on this list shows one of the reasons why he seems to have aged fairly hard and that's the amounts of tobacco and alcohol he has taken in over those years. Aging naturally none of us can avoid but when you add in things like years of smoking and it definitely alters what is likely otherwise a more graceful way of getting older." (join the discussion)

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Kirstie Alley
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Lil' Kim

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is up to it again, check out what she did now
Mickey Rourke
A RANKER USER SAID: "Okay let me be honest although not to the point of disrespectful and say that Mickey Rourke in his early years was quite the handsome guy but not so much now. The picture presented in this list seems to be one of the worse that could of been found on the web of him but still its not only one. He may not have taken care of himself as well as he could have and it kind of shows now that he is getting a little more up in age." (join the discussion)


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Ozzy Osbourne
A RANKER USER SAID: "Can anyone guess why Ozzy Osbourne hasn't really retained a whole lot of his boyish good looks ? This guy has gone through more illegal drugs and substances over the years then any normal person ever should. Now after all those years of drug abuse and god only knows what else it really has come back to bite him now and not only in his looks but also in a mental capacity. He seems like he is completely lost most of the time now a days." (join the discussion)
Steven Tyler
A RANKER USER SAID: "Oh my Steven Steven Steven i mean he really is showing his age and not all that well i think we have to admit although at 65 its not totally outrageous. Add that in to the way he still dresses and he sort of looks like a drag queen from the mid 70's headed for wood stock. I am sure that he and rest of Aerosmith lived through some really wild and crazy years and was probably all well worth. I think he seems worse at 65 then many others because of the complete package that is Steven." (join the discussion)
Val Kilmer
A RANKER USER SAID: "Kilmer was such a great looking guy when he was younger that i can see where there would be some reaction to how he looks now. It is kind of a drastic change especially in his face and most men usually age better then women do but he hasn't really had that go all his way it seems. But he is 54 now and he still looks decent and kind of like a regular guy so lets not hold him up too much to these crazy Hollywood hunk stereotypes." (join the discussion)

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<![CDATA[The Craziest Deaths of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/craziest-deaths-of-2014/mel-judson
The unfortunately true stories on this list of the craziest deaths of 2014 are as tragic as they are freakish. These insane incidents make up the year's deadliest freak accidents. These recently deceased men, women, and children lost their lives in horrific ways that you probably did not even know were possible.

Don't believe us? Meet the Chinese chef who lost his life to a severed cobra head or the Mexican man who accidentally shot himself to death while posing for a selfie. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge even makes an appearance on this list of the weirdest deaths of 2014, as does a car tire on the loose, and tape measure that apparently had a debt to settle.

These bizarre fatalities include a man who was electrocuted by his wedding ring and a woman who was struck by a horse. From newlyweds who crashed their cars into each other to a guy whose lawnmower flipped and ran him over, you will not believe the crazy ways people tragically lost their lives in the 2014.

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Guy From Ohio Gets Killed By a Hose
Lonnie Holmes was only 58 when a 150-foot hose killed him. Holmes was riding his bike when, out of nowhere, the giant hose somehow came loose from a Toledo fire truck. The hose hit three cars, yanked Holmes's bicycle tire off its frame, and slammed Holmes to the ground, to his death.

Source: 13 ABC
Jersey Man Killed by Tape Measure
At a Jersey City construction site, a freakish incident occurred when a tape measure slipped off a construction worker's belt, the tape measure hit a piece of metal, and just so happened to slam into a man's head. The man was Gary Anderson and he died in the hospital, shortly after being rendered unconscious by the tape measure.

Source: New York Times
Florida Man Hit and Killed by a Tire
In Williston, FL, Ivan Sandquist was driving on the U.S. 41. All of a sudden, a passing car's left front tire broke off and began bouncing along the highway. The tire hit a driveway, cleared a metal fence, and spun into the 33-year-old himself, killing him instantly.

Source: Click Orlando

Zombie Teen Dies at Halloween Attraction
It was a real life Halloween horror story in Hauser, ID in October of 2014. 18-year-old Jeremy McSpadden, Jr. was playing a zombie in "Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus," an attraction at a local corn maze. That's when he tripped, fell under the wheels of the bus, which was carrying passengers with paintball guns, and died.

Source: MyFox8

Student Gets Crushed By the Elevator
In an absolutely shocking death, a student died inside a malfunctioning lift at Huaqiao University. The lift jerked backwards and the young man couldn't move away in time. He got caught between the bottom of the floor and the top of the door, as the elevator crushed him to death.

Source: Daily Mail 
Mexican Man Accidentally Shoots Himself While Taking Selfie
A 21-year-old Mexico City resident named Oscar Otero Aguilar died taking a selfie. He was posing for the photo with a borrowed gun and did not realize it was loaded. After drinking with friends, the man accidentally shot himself, waving the gun around trying to snap the selfie, and tragically, and insanely, died.

Source: Buzzfeed
Woman Accidentally Runs Herself Over With Range Rover
A 67-year-old woman in England ran herself over with her own car after forgetting to set the emergency brake in a parking lot. After exiting the vehicle, Rita Wilson noticed her Rover rolling backwards and stuck her leg back into the car to apply the brake when she accidentally hit the gas, severing her leg in the process. The car careened into a wooden post across the parking lot, pinning the woman who eventually died from her injuries in the hospital 11 days later.

(Source: Mirror UK)
Chinese Chef Gets Bitten By a Cobra's Severed Head
Chef Peng Fan cut off the head of a spitting cobra in order to dice up its body for a soup. 20 frickin' minutes later, the head was still functioning, as the chef tried to toss it into the trash. The severed snake head bit Chef Peng Fan and he died before anti-venom could be provided.

Source: USA Today
College Student Found Dead Inside Of Restaurant Dumbwaiter
Brooke Baures, a 21-year-old college student, was found dead in a Wisconsin bar inside of a dumbwaiter. While the circumstances of the crime are fuzzy, it's believed the girl, a former member of the Winona University gymnastics team, was hit on the head by a dumbwaiter and collapsed inside of it.

(Source: Chicago Tribune)
Newlyweds Crash Into Each Other
The phrase "star-crossed lovers" took on new, freakish meanings when a pair of newlyweds accidentally killed each other. In Texas, Nicolas Cruz and Kristina Munoz were driving (both sans seatbelts) in their own cars near a farm where they both worked. They slammed into each other in a head-on collision, both dying.

Source: USA Today


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<![CDATA[The Worst Parents of 2014]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-parents-of-2014/mel-judson
This list of the worst parents of 2014 will make you lose your faith in moms, dads, and parenting in general. From drug addicts, to child abusers, to plain old idiots, these parents have earned their rankings as the most horrible mothers and fathers of the year. Many of these awful parents faced criminal charges for their poor parenting choices, and their poor kids will certainly have rough roads ahead. But just what does it take to become the worst parent of the year?

On this list, you will meet the mother who decided to leave her crying kids in a steaming hot car while she went down on her boyfriend in a Walmart parking lot. You will also meet the father who was so high on meth that he thought his son was a demon who needed an at home exorcism. You'll learn of the new mother in China, who decided to try cannibalism just hours after the birth of her daughter, and hear of the dad who thought, "Sure, kid... go ride on a horse with that drunk guy while I head to work."

Imagine "Florida Man" was a father. That what we're working with here. Even famous mothers like Mama June of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo made the cut for worst parent of 2014. One has to wonder if there's any amount of therapy that can save these poor kids, who were all innocent victims of the world's worst parents of the year.

Cast your votes for the parents who made the most awful decisions below, and be glad that even though your parents might be a little nuts, they never made your ride on the roof of the car so you wouldn't ruin the fine leather upholstery.

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Mom and Dad Overdose at McDonald's
You thought your parents were embarrassing? Two Cincinnati parents plead guilty to child endangerment when they both overdosed on heroin at a McDonald's play area. Their children, who were in the indoor play area at the time, are now in state custody in Indiana.

Source: AP

Mama June Dates Man Who Molested Her Daughter
Mama June, Honey Boo Boo's mom as seen on TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, got in a lot of heat after her daughter Anna confirmed she was molested by June's ex-boyfriend. According to Anna, convicted child-abuser Mark McDaniel sexually assaulted the 8-year-old, while her 3-year-old sister was in the room. Mama June was reportedly hanging out with Mark in 2014, which might have ruined her relationship with Anna. 

Adding fuel to the "Worst Parent of the Year" fire, Mama June has now been offered $1 million to make a sex tape with her estranged husband, Sugar Bear Thompson.

Source: US Weekly
Mom Gets Wax Job, Leaves Kids in Hot Car
22-year-old Kentucky mom Courtney Kippes was in the salon getting a wax job when police confronted her. They charged the woman after discovering that her sons, 2 and 3 years old, were, at the time, screaming in an unlocked car. To top it off, it was 87 degrees outside and Kippes was in possession of crushed pills and a snorting straw.

Source: Headline News

Mom Gets Son a Craigslist Driver
Shelia Sherrie Joyner is a Georgia mom who thought it'd be a good idea for her son to drive across the United States with a total stranger. She met the stranger on Craigslist, allegedly asking him to take the 9 year old to Florida to his grandparents' house. When the police showed up to arrest the mother, initially, only a babysitter was present.

Source: NY Daily News

Pennsylvania Couple Has Sex Near Dying Son
In a story too horrific for even the most twisted horror movies, Jillian Tait and Gary Lee Fellenbaum were accused of laughingly hanging their toddler upside down and beating him with a frying pain until he died. As he was put down on a mattress to slowly die, the couple had sex and ordered pizza. The District Attorney's office has said they'll be seeking the death penalty for these evil-doers.

Source: Daily Mail

6 Kids Rode on Top of Car While Drunk Mom Drove
Mitt Romney lost some votes after tying his dog to his car on a family vacation, but that's because America hadn't yet met Kisha Young. The Texan mother of four was driving home from a neighborhood pool with her kids and two others. She didn't want their wet bodies to damage her car's upholstery, so she had them ride on top of the car. After an especially sharp turn, they fell off the vehicle, drawing police to the scene. Young then failed a sobriety test and one of the children was hospitalized with a head injury.

Source: Boston.com
Mother Accused of Cannibalism After Biting Her Newborn
24-year-old Chinese woman Li Zhenghua was spotted chewing on her newborn son's arm just minutes after giving birth in December 2014. A nurse found the new mom with her teeth locked around the baby's wrist. Hospital staff were eventually able to pry the woman's mouth open and rescue the little boy, but not before he sustained heavy bruising but bleeding. Zhenghua is suspected to have been living on the streets for several weeks after her mother kicked her out of the house, despite being pregnant.
Source: Metro
Parents Jail Son in Basement
John and Janice Land are not just two of the worst parents of 2014, but two of the worst parents of all time. The mom and dad from Rockville, MD were arrested in July for locking their 22-year-old twin autistic sons in their basement. The couple's rationale for locking up their sons nightly between 10 pm and 5 am for six years was so they wouldn't leave unsupervised.

Source: Fox News

Methed Out Dad Performs Exorcism on Demon Son
If you thought your dad was a jerk, check out the Florida dad who got high on meth, kidnapped his own son, and tried to exorcise him in the woods. Insisting that his 11-year-old son son was a demon who needed the exorcism, Bryan Adams (not the singer) needed to be punched in the face five times in order to stop. The boy had a minor heel injury and the dad was taken by the coppers.

Source: Orlando Sentinel
Mom Leaves Kids in Car to Give BF a BJ
Welcome to Lake Charles, LA, where women occasionally leave their children in the car to blow their boyfriends in Walmart parking lots. Okay, maybe that's very specific to the case of Princess Marks. The 25 year old was arrested after going down on her boyfriend in a different car in the same parking lot, while her two toddlers were crying hysterically in an overheated car parked nearby.

Source: Gawker

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