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
3,377 1,492
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

2
2,807 1,960
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

3
2,837 1,733
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

4
2,363 1,670
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

5
1,610 1,729
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Sopranos

6
2,226 1,866
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,918 1,484
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Game of Thrones

8
1,696 1,273
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sons of Anarchy

9
1,422 1,247
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes

10
1,475 1,675
James

11
1,785 1,213
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added How I Met Your Mother

12
2,002 955
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

13
1,119 1,262
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

14
1,553 1,195
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Futurama

15
1,604 591
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

16
1,445 1,091
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Walking Dead

17
1,859 1,508
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
632 1,202
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Mad Men

19
1,049 825
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Scrubs

20
1,609 1,145
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Family Guy

21
1,012 835
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
M*A*S*H

22
652 1,062
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Boardwalk Empire

23
1,122 682
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Breaking Bad - Breaking bad
 

24
1,280 612
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Game of Thrones

25
1,011 1,030
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Once Upon a Time

26
1,434 435
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

27
963 1,025
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal

28
999 799
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added The Simpsons

29
578 1,105
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Vampire Diaries

30
481 938
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

31
1,199 419
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Game of Thrones

32
712 708
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

33
925 781
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added South Park

34
390 915
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

35
503 831
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

36
318 954
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added Luther

37
485 771
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Cheers

38
371 966
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Californication

39
402 727
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Justified

40
526 739
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Sons of Anarchy

41
431 799
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added Lost

42
1,179 996
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dragon Ball Z

43
357 728
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
The Wire

44
539 428
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Breaking Bad

45
600 356
Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

46
868 448
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

47
1,355 854
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

48
659 364
Batman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

49
664 673
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman

50
385 458
Joy Turner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added My Name Is Earl