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The Most Toxic TV Characters

Updated October 6, 2020 15.7k votes 2.2k voters 18.5k views44 items

List RulesVote up the toxic characters you love to hate.

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!

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    Ramsay Bolton
    1,222
    181

    Ramsay Bolton

    Game of Thrones

    Played by: Iwan Rheon

    Memorable quote: "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention."

  • 2
    Cersei Lannister
    1,164
    185

    Cersei Lannister

    Game of Thrones

    Played by: Lena Headey

    Memorable quote: "Everyone who isn't us is an enemy."

  • 3
    Joe Goldberg
    212
    42

    Joe Goldberg

    You

    Powers & Abilities Serial killer, stalker and former bookstore manager

    “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.”

  • 4
    Eric Cartman
    156
    51

    Eric Cartman

    South Park, South Park: Bigger

    Played by: Trey Parker

    Memorable quote: "Selling out is sweet."

  • 5
    Kilgrave
    377
    200

    Kilgrave

    Jessica Jones

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy, Healing factor, Mind Control

    Played by: David Tennant

    Memorable quote: "I'm the only one who matches you... who challenges you... who'll do anything for you."

  • 6
    Tate Langdon
    574
    335

    Tate Langdon

    American Horror Story

    Played by: Evan Peters

    Memorable quote: "Something has changed in you. Towards me."

  • 7
    Francis Underwood
    395
    229

    Francis Underwood

    House of Cards

    Played by: Kevin Spacey

    Memorable quote: "Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left."

  • 8
    Peter Griffin
    111
    59

    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

    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."

  • 9
    Jan Levenson
    314
    239

    Jan Levenson

    The Office

    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?"

  • 10
    Dennis Reynolds
    296
    229

    Dennis Reynolds

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Played by: Glenn Howerton

    Memorable quote: "Without the sunglasses, Weekend at Bernie's would have been a very dark, strange tale."

  • 11
    Ross Geller
    181
    129

    Played by: David Schwimmer

    Memorable quote: "PIVOT!"

  • 12
    Benjamin Linus
    279
    221

    Benjamin Linus

    Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces

    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."

  • 13
    Walter White
    451
    398

    Walter White

    Breaking Bad

    Played by: Bryan Cranston

    Memorable quote: "I am not in danger, I am the danger."

  • 14
    Katherine Pierce
    28
    4

    Katherine Pierce

    The Vampire Diaries
  • 15
    Mr. Big
    316
    324

    Mr. Big

    Sex and the City, Sex and the City

    Played by: Chris Noth

    Memorable quote: "You're not like anyone else."

  • 16
    Chuck Bass
    265
    273

    Chuck Bass

    Gossip Girl

    Played by: Ed Westwick

    Memorable quote: "There's a difference between a great love, and the right love."

  • 17
    Stewie Griffin
    77
    71

    Stewie Griffin

    Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

    Played by: Seth MacFarlane

    Memorable quote: "It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster."

  • 18
    Jonathan Randall
    30
    17

    Jonathan Randall

    Outlander
  • 19
    Pete Campbell
    72
    84

    Played by: Vincent Kartheiser

    Memorable quote: "And if you pull your waist in a little bit, you might look like a woman."

  • 20
    Ezra Fitz
    190
    241

    Ezra Fitz

    Pretty Little Liars

    Played by: Ian Harding

    Memorable quote: "We can't just go back to the way it was."

  • 21
    Jerri Blank
    2
    2

    Jerri Blank

    Strangers with Candy, Strangers with Candy
  • 22
    Alex Vause
    240
    310

    Alex Vause

    Orange Is the New Black

    Played by: Laura Prepon

    Memorable quote: "I'm pretty much the master of handling things completely wrong."

  • 23
    Skeksil (The Chamberlain)
    27
    28

    Skeksil (The Chamberlain)

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • 24
    Gob Bluth
    34
    38

    Gob Bluth

    Arrested Development, Arrested Development

    Played by: Will Arnett

    Memorable quote: "But where did the lighter fluid come from?"

  • 25
    Logan Roy
    22
    25

    Logan Roy

    Succession

    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?"