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: Lena Headey
"Everyone who isn't us is an enemy."
- Game of Thrones
Played By: Iwan Rheon
"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."
- Mauricio Viladegutt addedYou
Played By: Penn Badgley
“The real horror of my life is not that I've killed some terrible people. The real horror is that the people I've loved didn't love me back.”
- uchjzclzkc addedThe Vampire Diaries
Played By: Nina Dobrev
"Humanity is our greatest weakness"
- American Horror Story
Played By: Evan Peters
"Something has changed in you. Towards me"
Played By: Trey Parker
"Selling out is sweet"
- Jessica Jones
Played By: David Tennant
"I'm the only one who matches you... who challenges you... who'll do anything for you."
- House of Cards
Played By: Kevin Spacey
"Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left."
Played By: Ed Westwick
"There's a difference between a great love, and the right love"
- The Office
Played By: Melora Hardin
"Serenity by Jan is kicking a** and taking names. You remember last week when that girl went missing? Guess whose candles they used for the vigil?"
Played By: David Schwimmer
- Family Guy, Family Guy Universe
Played By: Seth MacFarlane
"I can be just as non-competitive as anybody. Matter of fact, I'm the most non-competitive. So I win."
- Breaking Bad
Played By: Bryan Cranston
"I am not in danger, I am the danger"
Played By: Michael Emerson
"I've seen this Island do miraculous things. I've seen it heal the sick, but never once has it done anything like this."
Played By: Glenn Howerton
"Without the sunglasses, Weekend at Bernie's would have been a very dark, strange tale."
- tine.moos addedOutlander
Played By: Tobias Menzies
"I think tt was at that moment, I decided to bleed him to the bone"
- Sex and the City
Played By: Chris Noth
"You're not like anyone else."
- Family Guy
Played By: Seth MacFarlane
"It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster."
- Pretty Little Liars
Played By: Ian Harding
"We can't just go back to the way it was."
- Orange Is the New Black
Played By: Laura Prepon
"I'm pretty much the master of handling things completely wrong."
- The Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Diaries fictional universe
Played By: Ian Somerhalder
"If you're going to be bad, be bad with a purpose or else you're not worth forgiving."
- Michael Patrick Holland addedMad Men
Played By: Vincent Kartheiser
"And if you pull your waist in a little bit, you might look like a woman."
Played By: Brian Cox
"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
"If you don't like what's being said, change the conversation"
- uchjzclzkc addedVictorious
Played By: Elizabeth Gillies
"Dogs are cute on TV, but in reality they're just balls of fur that drool on you"