The Best Bad Guys in Film/TV

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The Top Ten

1 Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver Travis Bickle, a 26-year-old honorably discharged U.S. Marine, is a lonely, depressed young man living on his own in New York City. He becomes a taxi driver to cope with his chronic insomnia, driving passengers every night around the city's boroughs. He also spends time in porn theaters and keeps a ...read more.

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2 Lucifer in Supernatural
3 Hannibal Lecter In Hannibal Hannibal Lecter In Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.
4 Ramsey Bolton in Game of Thrones
5 Light Yagami in Death Note Light Yagami in Death Note Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
6 Moriarty in Sherlock
7 The Joker in The Dark Knight The Joker in The Dark Knight The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics . Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.
8 Agent Smith in The Matrix
9 Sheriff Cooley in O Brother Where Art Thou?
10 Frank Costello in The Departed Frank Costello in The Departed

The Contenders

11 Roy Batty in Blade Runner

I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen this great movie, but let's just say that Roy Batty is ruthless, cunning and highly intellegent. It's only at the very end of the film we come to fully understand him. - Ned964

12 Blondie [The Man With No Name] in "Dollars" film series

Clint Eastwood gradually developed this mysterious character over the "Dollars" films and beyond.
Finally in the film "Pale Rider", he openly admitted that he was actually the Angel of Death.

13 Gordon Gekko in Wall Street

Michael Douglas won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of this self obsessed Investment banker. A great performance - Ned964

14 Hans Gruber in Die Hard Hans Gruber in Die Hard

I thought Alan Rickman was great in this. Intellegent, ruthless and psychotic. A very scary bad guy. - Ned964

15 Jaws in Jaws

A pretty formidable bad guy. - Ned964

16 Syndrome - The Incredibles Syndrome - The Incredibles Syndrome (born as Buddy Pine) is the primary antagonist in The Incredibles. He wanted to be super like the others, even though he had no powers. He was Mr. Incredible's #1 fan, and dubbed himself "Incrediboy," but he was rejected by Mr. Incredible. Angered after being refused, he developed an evil plan ...read more.

Man this guy is twisted and misguided. A great example of a super villain that wasn't capable of controlling the powers he had. - Ned964

17 Hal 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey Hal 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey HAL 9000 is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series. First appearing in 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL is a sentient computer that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft and interacts with the ship's astronaut crew.

In the cold vastness of space, and the one thing Dave thought could help him, is trying to kill him... - Ned964

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