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
3,374 1,490
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,798 1,959
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

3
2,833 1,731
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

4
2,359 1,670
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,606 1,728
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,222 1,865
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,916 1,482
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,694 1,272
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
1,420 1,246
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

10
1,471 1,675
James

11
1,781 1,213
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

12
1,999 955
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

13
1,116 1,262
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

14
1,552 1,194
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,600 589
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

16
1,441 1,090
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

17
1,858 1,507
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
631 1,201
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

19
1,049 824
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

20
1,608 1,145
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

21
1,010 835
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

22
651 1,061
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

23
1,278 611
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

24
1,117 682
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad - Breaking bad
 

25
1,009 1,030
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Once Upon a Time

26
1,430 435
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
962 1,024
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal

28
997 799
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added The Simpsons

29
577 1,104
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

30
481 937
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,197 419
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

32
711 707
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

33
925 780
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added South Park

34
389 914
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

35
503 830
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

36
317 954
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added Luther

37
484 769
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Cheers

38
369 966
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Californication

39
401 727
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Justified

40
526 738
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

41
431 798
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added Lost

42
1,179 995
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dragon Ball Z

43
357 727
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Wire

44
537 427
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

45
599 356
Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

46
866 448
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

47
1,354 853
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

48
658 364
Batman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

49
662 673
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman

50
384 458
Joy Turner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added My Name Is Earl