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

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2,095 1,288
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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1,848 1,565
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,631 1,288
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,177 1,356
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,538 1,529
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,243 1,119
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,409 731
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

9
1,093 982
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

10
954 965
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

11
1,071 1,372
James

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1,232 922
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
962 355
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,218 996
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

15
1,024 784
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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707 968
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

17
1,480 1,254
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
534 819
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

19
745 609
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

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1,200 887
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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459 923
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

22
772 647
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

23
798 419
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

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858 269
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

25
702 592
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

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762 817
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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667 514
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad  

28
705 815
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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364 724
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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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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487 541
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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741 251
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

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653 582
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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391 633
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

35
376 555
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

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303 693
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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229 713
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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272 702
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

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1,097 639
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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271 504
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

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542 236
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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870 767
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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360 528
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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289 548
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
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295 241
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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417 231
Batman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

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391 210
Angel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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365 208
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children

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458 625
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
BartMark added Lex Luthor Smallville

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248 542
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire