The Most Memorable Sociopaths In TV History
Get ready to feel manipulated as we rank the greatest and most memorable sociopaths in TV history. Sociopathic characters make for some of the most interesting TV you’ll ever see. They can be misanthropes, misogynists, homicidal maniacs, or all of the above!
From Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal) to Dennis Reynolds (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), the best sociopaths on TV are usually rude, conniving, and self-centered - which is probably what makes them so interesting! Bad characters make for great TV, and these are some of the worst and most egotistical characters to ever grace the small screen. But while some of the characters on this list of TV sociopaths are legitimately evil, others are just really, really vain. Which of these charming TV sociopaths is your favorite? Some of the scariest sociopaths on TV include twisted, little king Joffrey Baratheon of Game of Thrones and the ruthless Francis Underwood on House of Cards.
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- Actor: Jeremy Brett, John Cleese, Jonny Lee Miller, Tom Baker, Benedict Cumberbatch
Played by: Benedict Cumberbatch
Memorable quote: "I'm not a psychopath, Anderson. I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research."
Played by: Andrew Scott
Memorable quote: "Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain."
- Actor: Mads Mikkelsen, Anthony Hopkins
Played by: Mads Mikkelsen
Memorable quote: "I have let you know me, see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn't want it."
- Actor: Michael C. Hall
Played by: Michael C. Hall
Memorable quote: "Monsters don't get to live happily ever after."
- Actor: Hugh Laurie
Played by: Hugh Laurie
Memorable quote: "There’s no ‘I’ in team. There’s a ‘me’ though, if you jumble it up."
- Actor: Evan Peters
Played by: Evan Peters
Memorable quote: " I… hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline."