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The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV

Updated April 2, 2019 901 votes 63 voters33 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

    Stranger Things

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  • Sherlock Holmes2
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock, The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Powers & AbilitiesNatural deduction, Disguise

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  • Eleven3
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    Eleven

    Stranger Things

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  • Agent K4
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    Agent K

    Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black
  • Agent Jay5
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    Agent Jay

    Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black
  • Mitch McDeere6
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    Mitch McDeere

    The Firm, The Firm
  • John Locke7
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    John Locke

    Lost, Lost

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  • Bryan Mills8
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    Bryan Mills

    Taken, Taken 2
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    Richard Kimble

    The Fugitive
  • Lincoln Burrows10
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    Lincoln Burrows

    Prison Break, Prison Break: The Final Break
  • Fox Mulder11
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    Fox Mulder

    The X-Files, The X Files 2

    Powers & AbilitiesEidetic memory

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  • Nicholas Van Orton12
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    Nicholas Van Orton

    The Game
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    Dana Scully

    The X-Files, The X Files 2

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  • Jason Bourne14
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    Jason Bourne

    The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity

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    Dean Winchester

    Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural

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    Robert Langdon

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    Sam Winchester

    Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural

    Powers & AbilitiesPsychokinesis, Precognition

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  • Michael Scofield19
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    Michael Scofield

    Prison Break

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  • Jack Bauer20
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    Jack Bauer

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  • Rust Cohle21
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    Rust Cohle

    True Detective
  • Raymond 'Red' Reddington22
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  • Spencer Reid23
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    Spencer Reid

    Criminal Minds
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  • Olivia Benson25
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    Olivia Benson

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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