Top Ten Prison Break Characters


The Top Ten

1 Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell

he is the best! there is no prison break without tbag

He should have had the leading role, Michael Scofield is like a piece of wood, expressionless...

Definitely the most complex character on the show, you hated him at least once and loved him back 1000 times!

In season one T-Bag is a very simple character a racist who uses his position in the prison to sexually abuse other prisoners and has no problems with blaming others for his crimes still T-Bag is quite charming with the ladies he never missed a chance to mock his enemies who,se lives he ruined constantly still T-Bag was not a complete psychopath he was angered by the death of his boyfriend maytag and grief stricken when he learned his cousin James Bagwell had been killed T-Bag,s most admirable quality in season 1 was his sharp sense of humor. In season 2 we learn T-Bag was a academically gifted and seemingly good natured boy it,s implied after T-Bag,s father molested him his life spiraled out of control T-Bag seems to blame his father for his crimes due to a secret hatred of himself because he went through what those kids went through after kidnapping ex girlfriend Susan Hollander T-Bag tells her he wants to change and thinks if he raises her kids he can make the world a. better place ...more

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2 Michael Scofield Michael Scofield Michael J. Scofield, played by Wentworth Miller, is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American television series Prison Break.

Damn, he's such a good-looking genius, who doesn't like him? Plus, he gets himself into prison on purpose to save his brother's life

The thinking of scofield was amazing.

He literally tattooed an escape plan onto his body, and then used it to break his brother out of Foxriver--a prison thought to be unbreakable. Who else is going to beat him?

#1 T.V. genius

3 Paul Kellerman

I knew he was alive. He's like Mahone times a billion

Kellerman framed someone for murder killed his lifelong friend Daniel Hale threatened a kid with a gun as well as trying to use warden popes affair to blackmail him still can,t get enough of him

Paul Kellerman grew up resenting his father and mother but was nothing but loyal and good to his sister kristine Kellerman served in the golf war where he met close friend Danny Hale the men were re United as partners in the secret service which was when Kellerman became close to vice President Caroline Reynolds who Kellerman obeyed without question he and Hale then framed Lincoln Burrows for Terrence steadman,s murder Kellerman and Hale then killed innocent people to ensure the truth wasn,t uncovered and Lincoln was sentenced to death including Bishop Mcmorrow who,we only crime was opposing the death penalty Kellerman,s most villainous act was framing Lincoln,s son LJ Burrows for the murders of his mother and stepfather Lisa and Adrian Rix. after Hale betrays Kellerman by giving his name on a list of conspirators to Veronica Donovan Kellerman shows his first sign of guilt before killing Hale. after the Fox river Eight escape Kellerman decides on using sar a Tancredo to track Michael ...more

4 David "Tweener" Apolskis
5 Fernando Sucre

Easily, he's just a loyal and good friend.

Papi is such a bae!

Sucre came in the clutch more than any other surporting character

Its me.

6 John Abruzzi

Most badass mafia man since Tony Soprano and Vito Corleone

How was he not on this list

Charismatic character, a lovely rewind of the great mafia movies of the past.

My top 3 are 1. Abruzzi/ 2. T-bag/ 3. Mahone

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7 Alexander Mahone

Superb and worth

Best Character development on the show. He matched Scofield's genius and later became a dedicated 'crimininal' bound to helping take down the company. all he ever did was kill criminals to save his family

He is genius and creepy and also atracttive. I like him on season 2

He is so genius and attracrive also

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8 Charles Patoshik

As we see the story from michael,s point of view we dislike Haywire instantly because he,s a threat to michael however the sad truth is Haywire was one of the many Michael screwed over in the process of trying to do something good.Haywire is different from other prisoners being mentally retarded and having no qualms with trading prison secrets for favorable treatment. after escaping the prison Haywire only wants to move on with his life and not hurt anyone tragically Alex Mahone goaded him into killing himself to protect his family

All he wants to do is go to Holland, but was driven insane by abusive parents and intense studies. Poor guy.

Him and Mahone's scene has to be one of my favorite T.V. scenes of all time.

9 Lincoln Burrows

Lincoln is actually not a bad character he always helps his friends and family when they are in danger.And he always stays strong and positive no matter what people think or say about him.

10 Sara Tancredi

Super hot. Can't believe she used to be an addict

She is gorgeous. Love her

The Newcomers

? Richard Sullins

A FBI agent dedicated to justice who hates mahone e for his abuse of power sullins also runs internal affairs and asked Mark wheeler to report mahone,s activities back to him sullins will work with criminals if it means helping people in the grand scale seen when he and wheeler negotiate with c-more to testify against machine in exchange for freedom he later puts his differences with Mahone aside offering him a shorter sentence of he gives evidence against the company

? Theodore Bagwell

Theodore,s mother Audrey Bagwell was raped by her brother Mr Bagwell leading to his birth when he was a child his father sexually abused him mentally scaring him for life T-Bag spent his youth in out of prison often for torturing animals he was wanted for 40 different accounts of kidnap rape and murder when his girlfriend Susan Hollander turned him in T-Bag was a snake willing to betray others if it benefited him however he did show care and mercy for a few people Susan his son Whip and cousin James Bagwell.T-Bag can be quite the charmer when he wants to be he is also portrayed as a talented speaker while he was diagnosed a psychopath he showed remorse after kidnapping Susan expressing his relief he was infertile meaning no more of his corrupted breed could walk the streets and also seemed oddly sad over the death of Bellick a man who,d tortured him. In season 5 T-Bag shows his better side informing Lincoln michael,s still alive despite hating both of them he then ivestigates the ...more

The Contenders

11 Veronica Donovan

Hottest female in the show - Boi_bye

Veronica is such an underappreciated character. Shes a loyal, smart and tough girl who fought so hard for Michael & Lincoln. Her death was sad and I wish she lasted longer on PB

Most underrated character for sure

12 Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin

He escaped prison with the law. Good father and even better character

Yall don't know what your talking about, C-Note is the guy! He said duck the army, I'm going jail. He just wanted a family ting, American be haters. Free up c-note he should at least be before Lincoln and Paul. Who likes Paul.

13 Gretchen Morgan
14 Charles Westmoreland

Being a helpful companion to Michael, he was quite honestly a very memorable character! Also has a huge passion to his cat Marilyn. Really sucks that he was short lived.

15 Warden Henry Pope
16 LJ Burrows
17 Sofia Lugo
18 Avocado

Avocado is just plain hilarious, personally. Every time I look at him I just chuckle.

Avocado is the coolest. He shagged Tweener. He is a true inspiration. I admire his personality.

19 Officer Roy Geary

Officer Roy Geary was a corrupt man who stole michael,s watch when Michael had tweener steal it back for him roy informed Bellick who blackmailed tweener Roy,s corruption was exposed when he was wrongfully implicated in a burn Michael sustained Bellick looked down on him for getting caught so Roy reported bellick for selling prison industries to John Abruzzi Roy allied with Bellick to capture the Fox river. Eight and they tortured T-Bag in the end Roy betrayed bellick before T-Bag killed him all round not a nice guy

20 James Whistler
21 Bill Kim


22 Brad Bellick

Disliked him strongly in season 1 and season 2, but loved him in season 3

Can't be beat in season 3.

He is just awesome and saved Loncoln his life.

I love bad characters and even more if it's a cop.
He was a brutal penitenciary guard but when he loosed his job, all went down.
Amazing character with T-Bag and C-Note

23 Nick Savrinn
24 Norman "Lechero" St. John
25 McGrady
26 Cameron Mahone
27 Henry Pope

Pope was a father figure to michael who treated his prisoners with respect and eventually confessed to his wife fathering a child from another woman to stop paul kellerman and Daniel Hale blackmailing him regarding Michael. A brave man i,d love to have as a friend

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