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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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999 345
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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1,135 831
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mr. Burns The Simpsons

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930 152
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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997 707
Newman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Newman Seinfeld

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1,341 515
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Glenn Quagmire Family Guy

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819 667
Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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991 701
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dexter Morgan Dexter

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1,018 498
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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722 250
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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678 460
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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669 390
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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577 411
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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589 137
Joker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added Joker

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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330 323
Theodore

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796 460
The Silence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Silence Doctor Who

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414 386
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StephanieSalus added Cigarette-smoking Man the X-files, the X-files The X-Files

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519 478
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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519 395
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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339 321
Sylar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Sylar Heroes

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261 276
Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gustavo Fring Breaking Bad

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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508 221
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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359 278
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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320 277
Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
HeatherErickson added Moriarty Sherlock, Elementary

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424 412
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Drusilla Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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369 198
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Weeping Angel Doctor Who

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405 391
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
allymac added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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507 658
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants

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300 103
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StephanieSalus added John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

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424 361
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Lucifer Supernatural

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215 161
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Beavis Beavis and Butt-head

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284 424
Robert California is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Robert California The Office

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277 320
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Walter White Breaking Bad

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263 106
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

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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382 321
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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261 336
Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Russell Edgington True Blood

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162 103
Changeling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Changeling Supernatural

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311 457
ALF is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ALF ALF

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213 182
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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233 168
Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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135 219
Zach Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Zach Young Desperate Housewives

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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246 187
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Ren Höek

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133 198
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Tobias Fünke Arrested Development

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184 125
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StephanieSalus added Cruella Deville

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205 253
Denzel Q. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Denzel Q. Crocker The Fairly OddParents

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115 113
Gnarl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gnarl

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167 118
Suzanne
Kingsx01 added Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Orange Is the New Black

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175 124
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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197 200
Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss