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
3,167 1,399
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
2,691 1,633
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,553 1,879
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
2,210 1,599
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,510 1,655
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
2,076 1,803
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,790 1,408
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,596 1,210
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

9
1,328 1,194
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

10
1,895 908
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

11
1,681 1,159
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

12
1,381 1,617
James

13
1,506 531
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,038 1,198
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

15
1,463 1,147
Bender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

16
1,372 1,024
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

17
1,803 1,456
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
997 777
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

19
598 1,140
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

20
1,542 1,087
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

21
965 797
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

The Best Current TV Villains

22
628 1,017
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

23
1,182 568
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

24
1,005 637
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad - Breaking bad  

25
963 984
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

26
1,333 401
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
918 980
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

28
946 756
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

29
543 1,054
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

30
456 893
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,114 383
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

32
673 672
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

33
876 736
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

34
375 873
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

35
474 797
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

The Worst TV Series Finales Ever

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464 733
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

37
298 920
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

38
343 934
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

39
378 698
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

40
501 704
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

41
1,139 963
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

42
400 757
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

The 13 Best Anime Like Overlord

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335 689
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

44
560 325
Angel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

45
1,313 815
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

46
810 412
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

47
478 388
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

48
613 336
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

49
629 644
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

50
531 311
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children