Villains The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes  

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List Rules Antiheroes you actually root for - in broadcast and Netflix shows only (no web series)

A detailed list of the most well-liked and loveable TV anti-heroes. The most likeable TV protagonists are listed in order from most popular to least. These ambivalent but likeable anti-heroes of TV can be changed in order of popularity to fit the viewer’s opinions. Or, you can copy to make your very own list of your most favorite TV anti-heroes. This villain list can then be re-arranged to suit your ideas.
 
These ambivalent villains are a mixture of both good and evil and have managed to tug at the viewer’s heartstrings over the years. Do you remember most of these anti-heroes? This list answers the question, “Who are the most popular and likeable antiheroes of television?” Taking you on a road down memory lane, this list allows you to see which anti-heroes of TV were the worst and which were the best villains of TV shows.
 
While some TV protagonists are pure evil, many have a touch of good in them that the viewer can easily see, making the viewer sympathetic towards these quite loveable villains of television series. The viewers can often find themselves wishing only the best results for these sometimes harmless TV villains. This list allows you to choose which television anti-hero you think is the best villain of television.
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1
3,424 1,524
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,871 1,973
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

3
2,871 1,758
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

4
2,389 1,698
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,650 1,744
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,272 1,883
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,952 1,504
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,727 1,288
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
1,440 1,265
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

10
1,495 1,691
James

11
1,814 1,226
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

12
2,033 967
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

13
1,134 1,281
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

14
1,567 1,208
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,633 597
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

16
1,466 1,104
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

17
1,167 687
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad - Breaking bad
 

18
1,870 1,518
Spike is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

19
650 1,211
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

20
1,065 833
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

21
1,621 1,155
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

22
1,023 843
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

23
1,301 618
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

24
665 1,074
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

25
1,023 1,037
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Once Upon a Time

26
1,454 444
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
976 1,034
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal

28
1,010 806
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added The Simpsons

29
585 1,113
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

30
483 947
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,215 431
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

32
721 714
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

33
938 789
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added South Park

34
508 839
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

35
391 924
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

36
487 777
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Cheers

37
320 962
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added Luther

38
559 433
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

39
441 805
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added Lost

40
374 973
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Californication

41
409 731
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Justified

42
360 734
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Wire

43
534 743
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

44
1,188 1,002
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dragon Ball Z

45
607 362
Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

46
877 454
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

47
570 349
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Married... with Children

48
1,360 863
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

49
667 373
Batman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

50
450 293
Ragnar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
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