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
3,451 1,541
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,911 1,983
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

3
2,891 1,769
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

4
2,408 1,710
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,664 1,752
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,289 1,889
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,969 1,514
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,735 1,293
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
1,442 1,273
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

10
1,828 1,233
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

11
1,502 1,698
James

12
2,042 972
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

13
1,144 1,288
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

14
1,573 1,215
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,641 602
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

16
1,472 1,112
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

17
1,182 692
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad - Breaking bad
 

18
657 1,216
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

19
1,877 1,523
Spike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

20
1,070 837
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

21
1,627 1,159
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

22
1,315 620
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

23
1,027 846
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

24
667 1,076
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

25
1,029 1,040
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Once Upon a Time