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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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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2,699 1,639
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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2,566 1,882
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

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2,221 1,601
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

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1,518 1,657
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

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2,088 1,806
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

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1,794 1,413
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

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1,601 1,214
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

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1,333 1,198
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

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1,902 910
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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1,690 1,162
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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1,384 1,622
James

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1,044 1,202
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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1,508 536
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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1,466 1,151
Bender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

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1,374 1,030
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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1,807 1,458
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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600 1,144
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

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999 782
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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1,548 1,091
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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Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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

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1,187 572
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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1,009 641
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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965 986
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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1,339 402
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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922 981
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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949 758
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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

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458 895
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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1,118 385
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

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

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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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377 876
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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478 798
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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

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379 700
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

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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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Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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John Locke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

The Greatest TV Character Losses of All Time

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

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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1,316 816
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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

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481 391
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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615 337
Batman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

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631 645
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

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532 314
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children