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List Rules Vote up the TV characters from any series that you just didn't like for whatever reason.

Television is fun, but some TV characters are just the worst. For every beloved character on television, whether it be Mary Tyler Moore of The Mary Tyler Moore Show or everyone's favorite resident of the Seven Kingdoms, Tyrion Lannister, there is an equally and adamantly disliked character on the tube (hi, Joffrey and Cousin Oliver!!). This list ranks the worst of the worst, including all the most terrible television characters and most hated TV characters of all time.

Yes, it's true that not everyone is going to like every character on a show, just as not everyone will like every person in real life. However, you will find that there are some characters that are so universally detested by everyone that no one bats an eye when they learn they're near the top of this list of awful TV characters. Have you ever stopped watching a show simply because one character annoyed you so much? This is a list about those guys and gals.

The list includes some of the most vile TV characters. They aren't necessarily vile because they are bad or evil, but simply because every time they come on the screen, you wish they'd just go away.  In other words, they're not characters you "love to hate," they're unpopular, disliked characters you just absolutely can't stand.

Vote up the worst TV characters in all of television history that you dislike the most, add any other bad television characters that aren't already listed here, among the worst.

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Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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Ramsay Snow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jorge Guzman added Ramsey Bolton Game of Thrones

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Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Lori Grimes The Walking Dead

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Barney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Barney Barney & Friends, Barney: Big World Adventure, Barney: 1 2 3 Learn

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Dora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Dora Dora the Explorer

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Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DárioCarvalho added Roose Bolton Game of Thrones

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Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ryan Semmouni added Skyler White Breaking Bad, Pilot

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Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
StaB added Cersei Baratheon Game of Thrones

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The Governor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Governor The Walking Dead

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Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell

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Emily Waltham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Emily Waltham Friends

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Walden Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Walden Schmidt Two and a Half Men

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Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Cousin Oliver The Brady Bunch

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Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Shane Walsh The Walking Dead

The Greatest Female Villains

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Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
celmel added Dawson Leery Dawson's Creek

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Andrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Andrea The Walking Dead

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1,011 647
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

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Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ted Mosby How I Met Your Mother

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Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Jokie added Teletubbies

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Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Marie Schrader Breaking Bad

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Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Alexiel added Dawn Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Best Video Games of 2015

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Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Izzie Stevens Grey's Anatomy

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Tom Marin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Tom Marin Pretty Little Liars

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Jenna Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Jenna Cavanaugh Pretty Little Liars

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Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ray Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Brenda Walsh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Brenda Walsh Beverly Hills, 90210

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Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Kimmy Gibbler Full House

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Anthony Soprano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
DrakeRamore added Anthony Soprano, Jr. The Sopranos

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Aslaug is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Leonardo Goulart added Aslaug Vikings

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Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Michael Dawson Lost

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Ivy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added Ivy Dickens Gossip Girl

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372 271
Paige McCullers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Paige McCullers Pretty Little Liars

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Angelica Pickles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Angelica Pickles Rugrats, All Grown Up!, The Rugrats Movie

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Janice Soprano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Janice Soprano The Sopranos

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Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Pete Campbell Mad Men

Amazing Real-Life Superhero Gadgets & Powers

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Connor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
AlexSchrank added Connor Angel

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Matt McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
carlybobarly added Matt McNamara Nip/Tuck

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The Great Gazoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
The Great Gazoo The Flintstones

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Harriet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Harriet Brindle Small Wonder

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John Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
MaiaraNahimana added John Gilbert The Vampire Diaries

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Ethan Zobelle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ferry73 added Ethan Zobelle Sons of Anarchy

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Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Mr. Big Sex and the City, Sex and the City

List Of Russian Revolution of 1917 Battles

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Frank Burns is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
TheodoreShellhamer added Frank Burns

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Livia Soprano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time

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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Ally McBeal Ally McBeal, Ally

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Alison DiLaurentis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
vts29 added Alison DiLaurentis Pretty Little Liars

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D.W Read is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
D.W Read Arthur

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Sam McKinney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Sam McKinney Diff'rent Strokes

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Luann Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
CheckinaCoulibaly added Luann Van Houten The Simpsons, The Simpsons

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Dana Brody is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hated TV Characters of All Time
Dana Brody Homeland