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The creepiest characters on television mess with our heads, leave us wondering and stick in our heads for a long time after their respective TV shows air. These are the fictional TV characters we love to hate for one reason or another. They might not be the scariest TV characters in a traditional sense but these are the creepiest characters on our favorite recent TV shows.

Creepy television characters come in all types with each taking creepy to a new and different level. Some don't hide their creepiness, such as Herbert, the suspected pedophile from "Family Guy," or Dexter Morgan, the serial killer/forensic blood splatter analyst from the Showtime series "Dexter." Fans know what to expect from that type of creepy character but often it's the creepers who leave you guessing that are the creepiest TV characters of all.

Take Walter White, the main character in the Emmy Award-winning drama "Breaking Bad." Mr. White was a seemingly harmless family man and high school teacher who "broke bad" and took on an alter ego capable of unspeakable crimes. The uncertainty of the realm of possibility for the character makes him incredibly fascinating and beyond creepy.

The same goes for characters that are highly secretive or not completely explained which opens the doors for all types of creepy. "LOST" fans didn't know what the elusive Smoke Monster was for nearly all six seasons the show aired but it was well established that it was definitely a threat to take seriously.

Whether these creepy TV characters put all their cards on the table and embrace their creepy tendencies or leave fans guessing what they will do next, each offer plenty of food for thought on some of our favorite television shows. Everyone is creeped out by something or other so if we missed your favorite creepy TV character, add him, her or it below.
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Herbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Herbert Family Guy

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1,073 369
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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1,172 877
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mr. Burns The Simpsons

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1,001 181
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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1,026 749
Newman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Newman Seinfeld

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1,379 557
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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837 698
Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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1,034 730
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dexter Morgan Dexter

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1,053 520
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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763 265
Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
jschro1861 added Norman Bates Bates Motel - Bates Motel

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706 478
Constance Langdon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Constance Langdon American Horror Story

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698 416
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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596 425
The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Gentlemen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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655 151
Joker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added Joker

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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348 342
Theodore

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822 472
The Silence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Silence Doctor Who

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436 402
Ranker Video
StephanieSalus added Cigarette-smoking Man the X-files, the X-files The X-Files

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547 509
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

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543 409
Lysa Arryn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Lysa Arryn Game of Thrones

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355 332
Sylar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Sylar Heroes

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283 288
Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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460 441

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531 228
Him is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Him The Powerpuff Girls

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373 293
Greased Up Deaf Guy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Greased Up Deaf Guy Family Guy

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334 289
Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
HeatherErickson added Moriarty Sherlock, Elementary

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392 203
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Weeping Angel Doctor Who

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429 424
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Drusilla Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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423 407
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
allymac added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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315 111
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StephanieSalus added John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

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525 681
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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234 166
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

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437 372
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Lucifer Supernatural

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299 431
Robert California is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Robert California The Office

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296 327
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Walter White Breaking Bad

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280 113
Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
dukesings added Pee-wee Herman Pee-wee's Playhouse

Rank All of the Girlfriends from "Friends"

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394 331
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wiabux added Waylon Smithers The Simpsons

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263 342
Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Russell Edgington True Blood

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166 106
Changeling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Changeling Supernatural

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249 171
Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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227 191
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Eric Cartman South Park

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315 462
ALF is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ALF ALF

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139 222
Zach Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Zach Young Desperate Housewives

Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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196 127
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StephanieSalus added Cruella Deville

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253 190
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Ren Höek

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216 256
Denzel Q. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Denzel Q. Crocker The Fairly OddParents

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139 201
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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120 113
Gnarl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gnarl

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176 121
Suzanne
Kingsx01 added Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange Is the New Black

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185 126
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head

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211 203
Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss