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
2,720 1,216
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
2,350 1,441
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
2,149 1,698
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,895 1,414
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,328 1,481
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,776 1,638
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,487 1,240
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,312 1,085
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

9
1,620 807
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

10
1,116 1,074
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

11
1,207 1,477
James

12
1,440 1,009
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
1,229 432
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,335 1,069
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

15
1,201 892
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

16
866 1,073
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

17
1,626 1,344
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
1,368 960
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

19
519 1,009
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

20
855 684
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

21
573 907
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

22
974 476
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

23
1,076 327
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

24
851 719
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
814 551
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking Bad - Breaking bad  

26
820 663
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

27
852 893
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
803 886
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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406 800
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

30
456 947
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

31
568 607
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

32
767 649
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

33
914 312
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

34
426 705
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
330 789
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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267 814
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

37
409 654
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

38
305 820
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

39
416 611
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

40
312 608
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

41
341 639
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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1,211 722
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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971 848
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

44
679 317
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

45
284 604
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

46
385 295
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

47
510 274
Batman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

48
470 270
Angel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

49
556 593
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Cat-Woman Batman

50
406 324
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Homer Simpson The Simpsons