Conspiracies
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The Best Conspiracy Characters In Movies & TV

Updated April 2, 2019 885 votes 61 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!

  • 1
    Steve Harrington
    26
    4

    Steve Harrington

    Stranger Things
  • 2
    Sherlock Holmes
    23
    9

    Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock, The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Powers & AbilitiesNatural deduction, Disguise

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  • 3
    Eleven
    26
    16

    Eleven

    Stranger Things

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  • 4
    Agent Jay
    15
    8

    Agent Jay

    Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black
  • 5
    Agent K
    17
    10

    Agent K

    Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black
  • 6
    Mitch McDeere
    21
    20

    Mitch McDeere

    The Firm, The Firm
  • 7
    John Locke
    19
    18

    John Locke

    Lost, Lost

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  • 8
    Bryan Mills
    19
    18

    Bryan Mills

    Taken, Taken 2

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  • 9
    Nicholas Van Orton
    13
    14

    Nicholas Van Orton

    The Game
  • 10
    Lincoln Burrows
    16
    18

    Lincoln Burrows

    Prison Break, Prison Break: The Final Break
  • 11
    Richard Kimble
    16
    18

    Richard Kimble

    The Fugitive
  • 12
    Dana Scully
    16
    19

    Dana Scully

    The X-Files, The X Files 2
  • 13
    Fox Mulder
    16
    21

    Fox Mulder

    The X-Files, The X Files 2

    Powers & AbilitiesEidetic memory

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  • 14
    Robert Langdon
    13
    18

    Robert Langdon

    The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol

    Powers & AbilitiesEidetic memory

  • 15
    Dean Winchester
    13
    19

    Dean Winchester

    Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural
  • 16
    Jason Bourne
    13
    19

    Jason Bourne

    The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity

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  • 17
    Frank Serpico
    0
    10
  • 18
    Sam Winchester
    9
    15

    Sam Winchester

    Supernatural The Animation, Supernatural

    Powers & AbilitiesPsychokinesis, Precognition

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  • 19
    Michael Scofield
    9
    15

    Michael Scofield

    Prison Break
  • 20
    Jack Bauer
    9
    17

    Jack Bauer

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  • 21
    Rust Cohle
    2
    7

    Rust Cohle

    True Detective
  • 22
    Raymond 'Red' Reddington
    7
    17
  • 23
    Spencer Reid
    8
    24

    Spencer Reid

    Criminal Minds
  • 24
    Carrie Mathison
    8
    24
  • 25
    Olivia Benson
    6
    21

    Olivia Benson

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

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