Top Ten Most Badass TV Series Characters


The Top Ten

1 Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the American television series The Walking Dead portrayed by Norman Reedus. He is an original character and has no comic counterpart.

He is the best T.V. character

This dude should be number one. He is bad to the a**! Anyone who thinks he isn't is crazy and out of their mind.

If he dies the fangirls will go CRAZY! - SeeU

The southern badass. If he dies then AMC would have to end walking dead.Because he's the reason walking dead is still on fire - zxm

2 Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

He's one of the most complex characters that transformed from an average joe into an infamous badass. It's been a thrill watching the journey and I wouldn't mind going through it again. A character you'll love to hate or hate yourself for loving. One hell of a character! - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

Just rewatching Breaking Bad; and Walter White's transformation is simply unmatched. In roughly 30 episodes Walter arcs from being mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher to the most cunning and ruthless character in modern T.V. history. Sure, there have been characters more evil and violent, but WW goes to the top by being brilliantly written by V. Gilligan and acted by Bryan Cranston. Cranston is not unlike Charles Bronson in the craggy looks department - but unlike Bronson, Cranston can not only act, but is buoyed by being on what was one of the most complete series in T.V. history.

It's interesting because he's not exactly an action hero. He can act all tough and intimidating, but his main power is his intelligence. Granted, he's also incredibly arrogant and a delusional maniac, but he has the intelligence to back it up. Incredibly cunning, incredibly crafty. One to tread lightly around. - SourNote2014

He's the one who knocks.

3 Omar Little (The Wire)


Omar comin' - BrianScott01

4 Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy) Jackson "Jax" teller is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the FX crime drama television series Sons of Anarchy created by Kurt Sutter.


5 Frank Castle (The Punisher)

Just watch the end of ep. 12 on Netflix and you’ll understand

6 Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

Don't let his appearance fool you. "A very small man can cast a very large shadow". - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

7 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Dexter is my idol

Between him and Jax Teller but I think Dexter gets the edge in a one vs one

8 Cullen Bohannon (Hell on Wheels)

Any one whos seen the show knows bohannons the ultimate bad ass

9 Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones) Sandor Clegane, nicknamed The Hound, is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

You're a talker, talkers make me thirsty

The most badass hardcore character!

He motivates his soldiers, kills people, and lives in the most badass ways imaginable.

The hound is a great fighter, but the mountain is better

10 Eric Broussard (Colony)

The Contenders

11 Jack Bauer (24)

Jack Bauer number one in my book

The list is not worth the read if Jack Bauer isn't obviously 1st. Frank Castle is the only one in his bracket.

Damn it Coley we are running out of time

12 Don Draper (Mad Men)
13 Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones)
14 Horacio Carrillo (Narcos)
15 Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) Richard "Rick" Grimes is a fictional character and the protagonist in the comic book series The Walking Dead and in the television series of the same name, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln.

He is indeed the most badass character

Man Rick is better than Daryl.

The most badass character in TWD.

16 Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Buffy Anne Summers is a fictional character from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. She first appeared in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer before going on to appear in the television series and subsequent comic book of the same name.

She is like the epitome of a strong woman. Now in our generation we rarely have examples of strong women in movies or popular culture in general (maybe Katniss is) but Buffy was some sort of a role model for us '90s kids.

17 Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead) Merle Dixon is a fictional character from the horror drama television series The Walking Dead, which airs on AMC in the United States and is based on the comic book series of the same name.


18 Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
19 Ragnar Lothbrok - Vikings

He should be on top 5

In my opinion should be the number 1. I've watched all this series and non of them can compare to Ragnar.

His character development was stellar and there wasnt a more badass character in the series, he should at the very least be above Jac from soa.

I don't get how someone like Ragnar can be so behind it just makes no sense at all

20 Sayid Jarrah (Lost)
21 John Reese (Person of Interest)

How is john Reese so low on the list

22 Sawyer (Lost)

It's hard to choose the one tough guy or girl from Lost but if I'd have to choose, it must be sawyer.

The greatest male character ever!

James 'Sawyer' Ford is an absolute badass and one of the best characters on T.V..

23 Clay Morrow (Sons of Anarchy)
24 Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
25 Setsuna F. Seiei (Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
26 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
27 Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad) Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut is a fictional character in Breaking Bad and its spinoff prequel Better Call Saul, played by Jonathan Banks.

His portrayer was barely acting. He seems like quite a badass in real life too! - ParasN2000

He's a no-nonsense tough guy who gets things done and cares deeply for his granddaughter. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

28 Michonne (The Walking Dead) Michonne is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Danai Gurira in the television series of the same name.
29 Avon Barksdale (The Wire)
30 Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.
31 Will Bowman (Colony)
32 The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Easily number 1, you don't need a gun to be badass. - lntxp01

My sister showed me how awesome the 11th doctor was - SeeU

33 Lucas Hood (Banshee)

He is sooo hot

34 Kwai Chang Caine (Kung Fu)

Although a peaceful soul, if pushed, Caine can easily kick the butt of anyone else on this list.

35 Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (Breaking Bad)
36 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.
37 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
38 Rust Cohle (True Detective)
39 Hank Schrader (Breaking Bad)

Dude took out 2 assassins with nothing

40 Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger (M Squad)

A badass character made even cooler because of Lee Marvin. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

41 Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) Arya Stark is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a prominent point of view character in Martin's award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series, and also a main character in HBO's adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones.
42 T-Bag (Prison Break)

I am only voting for t-bag because for some strange reason no john abruzzi on this list. he should be on this list and he should be at number 1

43 Crowley (Supernatural)
44 Lorne Malvo (Fargo)

Bad ass

He is an icecold badass

45 Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack) "Jack" (also known as Samurai Jack or simply The Samurai) is the alias taken by a Japanese warrior (with an unknown birth name) who acts as the titular protagonist of the cartoon Samurai Jack. Throughout the series, he is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
46 Eleven (Stranger Things)
47 Richard Harrow (Boardwalk Empire)
48 Santana Lopez (Glee) Santana Lopez is a fictional character from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is portrayed by actress Naya Rivera, and has appeared in Glee from its pilot episode, first broadcast on May 19, 2009.

Definitely, Santana is a badass!

49 Cordell Walker (Walker, Texas Ranger)

Played by CHUCK NORRIS; end of discussion!

His character could kill most of the guys on this list

Chuck Norris could easily take out 9 of the top 10 on this list with his right arm alone.
He might need his whole left arm to handle that tough little guy from Game of Thrones, but everyone else on this entire list would go down with a hard look alone. [his pal Bruce Lee excepted]

50 Raylan Givens (Justified)

Where the hell is boyd at

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