TV 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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2,393 1,073
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever The Worst TV Series Finales Ever

2
2,103 1,289
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
1,855 1,566
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,636 1,290
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,179 1,359
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,543 1,530
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,248 1,121
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,417 732
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

9
1,099 984
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

10
958 966
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

11
1,074 1,374
James

12
1,232 925
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

13
970 356
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,223 997
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

15
1,029 787
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles 29 Popular TV Characters Who Were Suddenly Written Off The Show (And Why)

16
709 970
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

17
1,482 1,256
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
534 821
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

19
747 611
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

20
1,205 888
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

21
460 925
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

22
803 419
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

23
774 648
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

24
859 270
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

25
708 593
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

26
763 818
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

27
672 515
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad  

28
707 816
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

29
364 726
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time The Worst Qualities in a Woman

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386 855
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

31
488 543
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

32
749 251
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

33
656 584
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

34
391 635
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

35
376 558
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

36
303 695
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

37
229 716
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

38
272 705
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

39
1,103 640
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

40
272 507
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

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544 238
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

42
873 770
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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361 531
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

The Greatest TV Character Losses of All Time The Funniest Horror Movies

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289 550
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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299 242
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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420 232
Batman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

47
392 212
Angel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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368 208
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children

49
458 627
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
BartMark added Lex Luthor Smallville

50
249 544
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire