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: Iwan Rheon
Memorable quote: "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."
Played by: Lena Headey
Memorable quote: "Everyone who isn't us is an enemy."
Played by: David Tennant
Memorable quote: "I'm the only one who matches you... who challenges you... who'll do anything for you."
Played by: Kevin Spacey
Memorable quote: "Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left."
Played by: Evan Peters
Memorable quote: "Something has changed in you. Towards me."
Played by: Trey Parker
Memorable quote: "Selling out is sweet."
Played by: Michael Emerson
Memorable quote: "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: Seth MacFarlane
Memorable quote: "I can be just as non-competitive as anybody. Matter of fact, I'm the most non-competitive. So I win."
Played by: Seth MacFarlane
Memorable quote: "It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster."
Played by: Glenn Howerton
Memorable quote: "Without the sunglasses, Weekend at Bernie's would have been a very dark, strange tale."
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: 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: Tituss Burgess
Memorable quote: "It's the 90's Kimmy, everybody is gay."
Played by: David Schwimmer
Memorable quote: "PIVOT!"
Played by: Benedict Cumberbatch
Memorable quote: "Anderson, don't talk out loud. You lower the IQ of the whole street."
Played by: Kieran Culkin
Memorable quote: "Well, Kim Jong Pop, that's not how things work in this country."
Played by: Chris Noth
Memorable quote: "You're not like anyone else."
Played by: Melora Hardin
Memorable quote: "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: Alexander Skarsgard
Memorable quote: "Oh, Billy. This paranoia, it's really quite unbecoming."
Played by: Will Arnett
Memorable quote: "But where did the lighter fluid come from?"
Played by: David Hewlett
Memorable quote: "Well I've discovered you're pretty good under the threat of impending death!"
Played by: James Purefoy
Memorable quote: "Winter does not last forever. Spring comes. Snows melt."
Played by: Vincent Kartheiser
Memorable quote: "And if you pull your waist in a little bit, you might look like a woman."
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."