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
3,132 1,382
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
2,665 1,613
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,519 1,866
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
2,189 1,587
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,494 1,642
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
2,049 1,791
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,760 1,395
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,570 1,202
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

9
1,310 1,184
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

10
1,881 900
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

11
1,361 1,607
James

12
1,664 1,144
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

13
1,025 1,184
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

14
1,487 526
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

Famous Schizophrenics

15
1,452 1,137
Bender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

16
1,357 1,018
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

17
1,785 1,449
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
588 1,133
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

19
984 772
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

20
1,531 1,080
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

21
626 1,010
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

22
953 789
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

23
1,165 563
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

24
987 631
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
1,315 396
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

26
936 748
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

27
952 979
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

28
909 973
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

29
536 1,046
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

30
451 888
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,098 380
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

32
661 670
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

33
867 732
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

34
373 868
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

35
469 790
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 Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

36
460 729
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

37
296 916
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

38
341 930
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

39
372 694
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

40
491 700
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

41
1,131 954
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

42
395 749
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

Turns Out The Real Inspiration For 'Vikings' Lagertha Is Even Tougher Than The TV Version

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331 682
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

44
551 318
Angel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

45
800 403
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

46
1,306 810
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

47
465 383
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

48
608 332
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
622 639
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

50
522 306
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children