Top Ten Most Badass TV Series Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) 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.

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

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2 Walter White (Breaking Bad) 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

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 too good man.

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.

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3 Omar Little (The Wire)

Omar comin' - BrianScott01

Indeed!

4 Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy) 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.

Badass

5 Frank Castle (The Punisher)

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

6 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) 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

7 Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) 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

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 (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

The most badass hardcore character!

"If any man dies with a clean sword... I'll rape his f****** corpse! "
"I understand that if any more words come pouring out your c*** mouth I'll have to eat every f****** chicken in this room! "
"Go on Brienne of f****** Tarth... Tell me that's not Lannister gold! "
"Won't you shut your hoe? "
THIS GUY IS WAY TOO BADASS TO BE NUMBER 10!

10 Jack Bauer (24)

Damn it Coley we are running out of time

The Contenders

11 Eric Broussard (Colony) Eric Broussard (Colony)
12 Don Draper (Mad Men)
13 Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones)
14 Horacio Carrillo (Narcos)
15 Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) 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.

16 Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead) 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.

Brother

17 Russell 'Stringer' Bell (The Wire)
18 Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) 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.

Man Rick is better than Daryl.

The most badass character in TWD.

19 Sayid Jarrah (Lost)
20 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..

21 Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
22 Clay Morrow (Sons of Anarchy)
23 Setsuna F. Seiei (Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
24 Ragnar Lothbrok - Vikings

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

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.

25 John Reese (Person of Interest)

How is john Reese so low on the list

26 Kwai Chang Caine (Kung Fu)

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

27 Michonne (The Walking Dead) 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.
28 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) 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.
29 Avon Barksdale (The Wire)
30 Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) 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) Will Bowman (Colony)
32 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
33 Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger (M Squad)

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

34 The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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

35 Gustavo 'Gus' Fring (Breaking Bad)
36 Rust Cohle (True Detective)
37 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

38 Hank Schrader (Breaking Bad)
39 Lucas Hood (Banshee)
40 Lorne Malvo (Fargo)

He is an icecold badass

Bad ass

41 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
42 Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad) Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)

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

43 Richard Harrow (Boardwalk Empire)
44 Santana Lopez (Glee) Santana Lopez (Glee)

Definitely, Santana is a badass!

45 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]

46 The Governor (The Walking Dead) The Governor (The Walking Dead) The Governor is a fictional character and a primary antagonist from the The Walking Dead comic book and television series.

This guy is the most powerful person on this list, but he was so evil he deserved to die

47 Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack) Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack)
48 Eleven (Stranger Things) Eleven (Stranger Things)
49 Sylar (Heroes)
50 Raylan Givens (Justified)

Where the hell is boyd at

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
2. Omar Little (The Wire)
3. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
DamnFineCupOfCoffee
1. Omar Little (The Wire)
2. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
3. Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
BrianScott01
1. Frank Castle (The Punisher)
2. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
3. Cullen Bohannon (Hell on Wheels)
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