The Best Current TV Villains

List Rules
Current (not cancelled) TV series villains only; no characters that have died or left the show

A great villain makes for great storylines. They are integral in making television shows suspenseful and complicated. Some villains make us root for them, while others makes us love hating them. Which TV villains from current (not cancelled) television shows are the most delightful to watch?

This list of the best TV villains includes main characters who are the bad guys, like Frank Underwood in House of Cards and Elizabeth Jennings in The Americans. Some antagonists have developed into the main villain, like Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones and Rowan Pope in Scandal. Other great TV villains include Harrison Wells in The Flash, Gavin Belson in Silicon Valley, and the Man in Black in Westworld.

Vote up your favorite TV villains and evil characters. Only characters who are still alive can make the list, so don't expect to see Joffrey Baratheon or Jim Moriarty here.

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  • Walter White
    1
    Breaking Bad
  • Darth Vader
    2
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • The Joker
    3
    The Batman, The Dark Knight
  • Scar
    4
    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King, The Lion King
  • Dr. Harrison Wells
    5

    Dr. Harrison Wells

    The Flash
  • Anton Chigurh
    6
    No Country for Old Men
  • T-1000
    7
    Wayne's World, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Last Action Hero
  • Prince John
    8
    Robin Hood
  • Terminator
    9
    Terminator Salvation, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, T2 3-D:Battle Across Time
  • Sidious
    10
    Padmé
  • Sauron
    11
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Middle-earth
  • Penguin
    12
    Gotham
  • Ghostface
    13
    Scream 3, Scream 4, Scream
  • The Sheriff of Nottingham
    14
    The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, Robin and Marian, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Wicked Witch of the West
    15
    Tin Man, Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde, Return to Oz
  • Count Dracula
    16
    Dracula, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Dracula
  • Hans Landa
    17
    Inglourious Basterds
  • Khan Noonien Singh
    18
    Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek
  • Crowley
    19
    Supernatural
  • Hela
    20
    Requiem
  • Leatherface
    21
    Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
  • Scarecrow
    22
    Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Lord Voldemort
    23
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Malcolm Merlyn
    24
  • Terence Fletcher
    25