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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2,950 1,299
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
2,528 1,534
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,335 1,783
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
2,057 1,514
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,409 1,575
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,925 1,722
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,653 1,314
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,455 1,151
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

9
1,219 1,136
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

10
1,762 855
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

11
1,291 1,554
James

12
1,572 1,083
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

13
1,359 491
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,404 1,098
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

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953 1,134
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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1,279 971
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

17
1,713 1,407
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
934 733
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

19
553 1,078
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

20
1,446 1,032
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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604 964
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

The Most Shocking TV Deaths of All Time

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1,089 526
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

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1,210 369
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

24
914 596
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad - Breaking bad  

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909 763
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

26
882 714
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

27
906 941
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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860 940
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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430 855
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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499 1,004
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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625 642
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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1,019 350
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

33
817 698
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

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449 755
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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355 841
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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440 697
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

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288 882
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

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323 898
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

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1,071 916
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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459 676
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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373 706
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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335 666
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

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1,265 772
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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309 645
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

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740 371
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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434 346
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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564 306
Batman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

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511 296
Angel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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589 620
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

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483 288
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children