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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Played by: Jamie Hector
Memorable quote: "He's a dead man when he opened his mouth. He's just walking around not knowing it."
Played by: Jamie Dornan
Memorable quote: "No one knows what's going on in someone else's mind. And life would be intolerable if we did."
Played by: Sarah Clarke
Memorable quote: "I'll tell you where the bomb is, in exchange for immunity."
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."
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."
Played by: Dawn Olivieri