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
3,323 1,460
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,800 1,704
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,710 1,949
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

4
2,323 1,652
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,583 1,713
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,195 1,852
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,888 1,467
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,671 1,260
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
1,405 1,235
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

10
1,772 1,199
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

11
1,452 1,665
James

12
1,980 942
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

13
1,107 1,250
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

14
1,527 1,184
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,580 575
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

16
1,426 1,074
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

17
1,848 1,496
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
622 1,188
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

19
1,037 815
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

20
1,592 1,133
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

21
1,005 828
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

22
645 1,054
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

23
1,255 604
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

24
1,086 676
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad - Breaking bad
 

25
1,002 1,025
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Once Upon a Time

26
1,418 430
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
948 1,020
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal

28
989 794
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added The Simpsons

29
574 1,097
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

30
479 932
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,183 414
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

32
709 702
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

33
912 777
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added South Park

34
387 911
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

35
499 827
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

36
483 766
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Cheers

37
314 951
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added Luther

38
365 964
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Californication

39
398 725
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Justified

40
524 736
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

41
425 793
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added Lost

42
1,173 993
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dragon Ball Z

43
353 725
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Wire

44
526 425
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

45
592 355
Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

46
862 444
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

47
1,349 851
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

48
650 360
Batman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

49
658 670
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman

50
558 341
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
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