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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3,266 1,435
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
2,759 1,682
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,652 1,922
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
2,280 1,631
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,558 1,694
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
2,150 1,837
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,853 1,441
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,640 1,244
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

9
1,374 1,224
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

10
1,948 928
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

11
1,432 1,646
James

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1,735 1,186
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

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1,076 1,233
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

14
1,556 561
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

15
1,501 1,172
Bender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

16
1,407 1,056
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

17
1,834 1,483
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
613 1,172
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

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1,021 804
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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1,581 1,116
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

21
991 817
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

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641 1,041
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

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1,228 593
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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1,059 664
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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987 1,011
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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1,390 421
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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937 1,006
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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976 781
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

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471 919
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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557 1,088
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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1,155 404
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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697 691
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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903 762
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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382 899
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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495 815
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

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477 754
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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306 941
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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356 952
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

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390 716
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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514 724
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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420 781
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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1,157 983
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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347 714
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

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511 414
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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579 349
Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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1,338 842
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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841 437
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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637 352
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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649 661
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

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548 334
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children