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.

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.

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

He is the best T.V. character

No. 5

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.

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.

Walter White is one of the deepest characters in modern television. Take a weak, timid and angsty teacher who seemed scared of his own shadow, watch him get diagnosed with a terminal cancer and see the transformation into Heisenberg. A ruthless, on-the-edge intelligent and dangerous druglord who will stop at nothing to get stuff his way. Definitively worthy of the number one spot.

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.

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!

3 Omar Little (The Wire)
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

My motivator

6 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.

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

You're a talker, talkers make me thirsty

The most badass hardcore character!

7 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".

8 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.

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

Dexter is my idol

9 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.

He literally bit out another guy’s throat, deserves at least top 5

10 Cullen Bohannon (Hell on Wheels)

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

The Contenders
11 Jack Bauer (24)

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

Jack Bauer number one in my book

12 Eric Broussard (Colony)
13 Don Draper (Mad Men)
14 Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones) Daario Naharis 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.
15 Horacio Carrillo (Narcos)
16 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.
17 Ragnar Lothbrok - Vikings

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

He should be on top 5

18 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.

Imagine saying that Walt is more badass than Mike...
I'm not saying that Walt isn't badass at all; he's certainly tough, but when compared to Mike, he's virtually nothing.
Walt, a literal coward and manipulative liar who killed anyone who stood in his way (Mike is a prime example) is #2 on this list. While Mike, who had a purpose for killing his victims, outsmarted Walt a majority of the time, and is the definition of no-nonsense.

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

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

19 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.

20 Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
21 Sayid Jarrah (Lost)
22 John Reese (Person of Interest)

How is john Reese so low on the list

23 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.

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

The greatest male character ever!

24 Clay Morrow (Sons of Anarchy)
25 Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
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