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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3,213 1,418
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
2,722 1,655
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,609 1,895
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
2,246 1,618
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,536 1,673
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
2,116 1,819
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,814 1,427
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,617 1,223
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

9
1,352 1,207
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

10
1,917 916
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

11
1,703 1,173
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
1,402 1,630
James

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1,048 1,215
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

14
1,526 545
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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1,483 1,156
Bender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

16
1,390 1,037
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

17
1,815 1,468
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
605 1,152
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

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1,009 791
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

20
1,561 1,098
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

21
637 1,027
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

The Best Current TV Villains

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979 807
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

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1,203 578
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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1,032 649
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad - Breaking bad  

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974 995
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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1,361 412
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
931 988
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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957 765
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

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463 901
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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549 1,070
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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1,133 391
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

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685 679
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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889 747
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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380 885
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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486 801
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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473 739
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

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299 930
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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352 939
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

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384 705
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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508 710
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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1,150 970
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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410 768
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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342 699
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

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570 336
Angel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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828 422
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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1,321 825
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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488 399
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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624 342
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

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638 648
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

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539 318
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children