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

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2
2,023 1,256
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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1,764 1,526
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,568 1,251
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,145 1,322
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,485 1,500
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,356 708
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

8
1,180 1,094
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones

9
1,039 959
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

10
914 940
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

11
1,044 1,341
James

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1,187 891
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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1,180 968
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

14
899 339
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

15
973 765
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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668 946
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

17
1,444 1,230
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
528 794
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

19
1,178 857
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

20
718 589
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

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447 900
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

22
753 630
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

23
755 407
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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807 261
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

25
746 799
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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680 577
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

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635 495
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad  

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691 794
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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352 703
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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369 828
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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468 524
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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698 240
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

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630 571
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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384 621
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
369 540
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

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296 673
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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226 685
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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258 673
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

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260 475
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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1,063 621
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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347 498
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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851 740
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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280 517
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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513 218
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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278 222
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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398 216
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

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449 610
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
BartMark added Lex Luthor Smallville

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241 526
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

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363 203
Angel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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352 198
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
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