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The Most Memorable Sociopaths In TV History

Updated April 9, 2021 1.6k votes 246 voters 3.5k views31 items

List RulesVote up your favorite narcissistic, charming, and/or downright evil TV sociopaths.

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.

Vote up the greatest sociopaths on TV - not because they want you to, but because YOU want to! Share this list of TV characters who are sociopaths with your friends, and add any characters you think are missing.

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    Ren Höek

    The Ren and Stimpy Show, Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon
  • 27

    Played by: Reid Scott

    Memorable quote: "You take the little pod, put the little pod in the f*cking hole, shut the f*cking lid, hit the f**king button for two f*cking seconds. Oh, it's so easy."

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    Played by: Sarah Clarke

    Memorable quote: "I'll tell you where the bomb is, in exchange for immunity."

    More Nina Myers 

    #215 of 262 The Greatest Female Villains#915 of 1,297 The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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    Amma Crellin

    Sharp Objects

    Played by: Eliza Scanlen

    Memorable quote: "My momma says all history is written by men, so of course they're gonna make themselves look good."

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    Monica Talbot

    House of Lies

    Played by: Dawn Olivieri

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    Played by: Jamie Hector

    Memorable quote: "He's a dead man when he opened his mouth. He's just walking around not knowing it."