Best TV The Creepiest Characters in TV History  

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

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Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mr. Burns The Simpsons

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

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Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dexter Morgan Dexter

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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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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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Joker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added Joker

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Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Gentlemen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Silence Doctor Who

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

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Theodore

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Lysa Arryn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Lysa Arryn Game of Thrones

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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

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Him is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Him The Powerpuff Girls

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Sylar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Sylar Heroes

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Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

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Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Weeping Angel Doctor Who

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

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Greased Up Deaf Guy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Greased Up Deaf Guy Family Guy

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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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StephanieSalus added John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
allymac added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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Robert California is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Robert California The Office

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

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
dukesings added Pee-wee Herman Pee-wee's Playhouse

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Walter White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Walter White Breaking Bad

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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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Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Russell Edgington True Blood

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Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Eric Cartman South Park

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ALF ALF

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Denzel Q. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Denzel Q. Crocker The Fairly OddParents

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Ranker Video
StephanieSalus added Cruella Deville

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Changeling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Changeling Supernatural

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Gnarl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gnarl

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Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Ren Höek

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Zach Young is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Zach Young Desperate Housewives

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Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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

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

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Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head