Get ready to stick it to authority as we rank the greatest rebels in TV history. Believe it or not, rebels have been on television since the dawn of the medium. Whether they’re bad boys, anti-authoritarians, scorned heroes, women who buck the patriarchy, or even school teachers who take matters into their own hands, there’s usually at least one rebel in every group.
While most of these characters come from different backgrounds, the one thing they have in common is that they are all strong-willed and dynamic characters who will stop at nothing for what they think is right. From Walter White in Breaking Bad to Ruth Wilder in GLOW, these characters are known for sticking up for their principles - regardless of whether they’re right or wrong.
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- 1Walter Hartwell White is a fictional character. The main protagonist, and anti-hero, in the... more on Wikipedia3717
- 2Arya Stark is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a... more on Wikipedia3516
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- 4Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The... more on Wikipedia176
- 5Jackson Nathaniel "Jax" Teller is a fictional character and the protagonist on the FX... more on Wikipedia2116
- 6Cookie Lyon is a fictional character from the tv series Empire.2422
- 7Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the horror drama television series The Walking Dead,... more on Wikipedia1412
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- 9Jack Bauer is a fictional character and the lead protagonist of the Fox television series 24.... more on Wikipedia1313
- 10Cousin Stavros is a fictional character on the sitcom Full House.1212
Jesse KatsopolisFull House, Hangin' with Michelle
- 11Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Firefly franchise.... more on Wikipedia1314
- 12Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli is a fictional character played by Henry Winkler in the American... more on Wikipedia99
- 13Ronald Ulysses "Ron" Swanson is a fictional character portrayed by Nick Offerman from the... more on Wikipedia812
Nora DurstThe Leftovers
- 15Margaret "Peggy" Carter is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel... more on Wikipedia915
- 16Dylan McKay is a fictional character from the Tv series Beverly Hills, 90210.1018
- 17Ruth Wilder is a fictional character from the TV series GLOW who wrestles under the name Zoya... more on Wikipedia917
- 18Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television... more on Wikipedia615
- 20Daniel Desario is a fictional character from the tv series Freaks and Geeks.413
- 21Mark Healy is a fictional character from the 1988 tv series Roseanne.213