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
3,305 1,451
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,789 1,698
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,693 1,940
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

4
2,306 1,647
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,575 1,709
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,179 1,848
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,876 1,460
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,659 1,256
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
1,397 1,232
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

10
1,759 1,197
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

11
1,447 1,661
James

12
1,971 939
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

13
1,095 1,246
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

14
1,518 1,181
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,574 571
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

16
1,418 1,069
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

17
1,844 1,494
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
619 1,184
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

19
1,033 812
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

20
1,586 1,128
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

21
1,002 825
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

22
645 1,050
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

23
1,250 601
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

24
1,080 673
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad - Breaking bad  

25
997 1,023
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Once Upon a Time

26
1,412 428
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
945 1,016
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal

28
983 790
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added The Simpsons

29
568 1,095
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

30
477 928
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,175 411
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

32
707 699
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

33
908 773
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added South Park

34
384 908
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

35
497 824
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
479 763
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Cheers

37
312 947
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added Luther

38
365 959
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Californication

39
396 722
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Justified

40
521 732
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

41
424 788
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added Lost

42
1,167 990
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dragon Ball Z

43
351 720
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Wire

44
520 420
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

45
585 355
Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

46
857 443
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

47
1,344 848
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

48
643 358
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
654 668
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman

50
554 339
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
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