Take a breather as we rank TV’s most toxic characters. Characters who are toxic can be manipulative, self-serving, egotistic, and uncaring. These characters share all those traits - and then some.
It’s easy to pick out all the toxic characters on TV because they're usually the ones who cause the most chaos. Their selfishness tends to seep into other characters’ lives and they show no remorse for their actions. From Dennis Reynolds in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl, this list includes all the characters we love to hate. Sometimes, though, we still care about these characters regardless of how rude, crude, or downright shrewd they might be.
Whether you think Cersei Lannister is the most toxic TV character or believe that honor should go to Walter White in Breaking Bad, make your voice heard by voting up all the toxic characters you love to hate. See someone missing? Add them to the list below!
Played by: Brian Cox
Memorable quote: "Not to be crude about it, but politics is what comes out the a**hole. Wouldn't you rather be up front, feeding the horse?"
Played by: Jon Hamm
Memorable quote: "If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation."
Played by: Vincent Piazza
Memorable quote: "There's no such thing as good money or bad money.There's just money."
Played by: Michael Imperioli
Memorable quote: "When you're bleeding a guy you don't squeeze him dry right away. Contrarily, you let him do his bidding suavely. So you can bleed him next week and the week after at minimum."
Played by: James Purefoy
Memorable quote: "Winter does not last forever. Spring comes. Snows melt."
Played by: Claire Danes
Memorable quote: "I'm serious. I-I missed something once before, I won't... I can't let that happen again."
Played by: David Hewlett
Memorable quote: "Well I've discovered you're pretty good under the threat of impending death!"
Played by: Ian Somerhalder
Memorable quote: "If you're going to be bad, be bad with a purpose or else you're not worth forgiving."
Played by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Memorable quote: "My bottom dropped ages ago. My farts used to be like "pah!" Now they're just sort of fighting their way out."
Played by: Kieran Culkin
Memorable quote: "Well, Kim Jong Pop, that's not how things work in this country."
Played by: Alexander Skarsgard
Memorable quote: "Oh, Billy. This paranoia, it's really quite unbecoming."
Powers & Abilities: Natural deduction, Disguise
Played by: Benedict Cumberbatch
Memorable quote: "Anderson, don't talk out loud. You lower the IQ of the whole street."
Played by: Neil Patrick Harris
Memorable quote: "When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead."
Played by: Michael C. Hall
Memorable quote: "They make it look easy, connecting with another human being."
Played by: Tituss Burgess
Memorable quote: "It's the 90's Kimmy, everybody is gay."
Played by: Chris Geere
Memorable quote: "This is our love story… and our story is chaotic, but love is chaos. It's the only game in town I've played."
Played by: Steve Carell
Memorable quote: "Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order."
Played by: John Krasinski
Memorable quote: "Everything I have I owe to this job…this stupid, wonderful, boring, amazing job."