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
3,485 1,560
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,958 1,993
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

3
2,922 1,778
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

4
2,438 1,725
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,682 1,760
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,313 1,897
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,993 1,524
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,758 1,299
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
2,054 980
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

10
1,455 1,281
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

11
1,846 1,244
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

12
1,516 1,709
James

13
1,666 605
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

14
1,588 1,221
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,208 701
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad
Breaking bad
 

16
1,161 1,296
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

17
1,487 1,120
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

18
1,337 625
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

19
1,885 1,532
Spike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

20
1,084 844
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

21
667 1,225
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

22
1,636 1,164
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

23
1,033 851
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

24
671 1,081
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

25
1,470 454
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation