Conspiracies

The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV 

Ranker Entertainment
Updated April 2, 2019 531 votes 53 voters 33 items

When it comes to conspiracy theories, it’s the characters that make these movies and shows so great. No matter how many twists, cliffhangers, or double-agents, these characters constantly brave the odds to expose the truth - even if it means putting their own lives at risk.

Whether you like a complex, series-long conspiracy in the vein of Homeland or something more episodic along the lines of Law & Order and the X-Files, there's no denying that the characters on this list will guide you through all the wild twists and turns of any good conspiracy with charm and style to spare. FBI agents Mulder and Scully are out to expose the truth, but Eleven packs some serious superpowers. Which character is your favorite?

Check your hotel room for listening devices, dust for fingerprints, and vote up the best conspiracy characters in film and TV. And if you notice your favorite character isn't listed, add them!

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Steve Harrington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Agent J is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black, Men in Black 3
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Agent K is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Agent K
Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black, Men in Black 3
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Eleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Dana Scully is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Fox Mulder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
The X-Files, The X Files 2, The X-Files
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Robert Langdon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Angels and Demons
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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
True Detective
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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural, Supernatural
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Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Taken, Taken 2
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John Locke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural, Supernatural

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Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Michael Scofield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Spencer Reid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Criminal Minds
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Nicholas Van Orton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Nicholas Van Orton
The Game
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Mitch McDeere is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
The Firm, The Firm
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Raymond 'Red' Reddington... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
The Blacklist
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J. J. Gittes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Chinatown
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Frank Serpico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Serpico
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Carrie Mathison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
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Lincoln Burrows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
Prison Break, Prison Break: The Final Break
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Richard Kimble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV
The Fugitive