Best Villain Protagonists of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

The reason I love this one so much is the fact that this guy has good intentions and actually thinks he is the hero and the thing that makes him a villain protagonist is the fact that he goes too far in his actions. His idea of justice is to kill criminals as a threat which would help create a perfect utopia. The series deconstructs this by questioning whether his idea of a perfect utopia is right or not by saying that crimes are a natural part of society and killing criminals for these acts will only enforce harder rules on society and that more rules = more dystopian. By the end of the series the message is that neither side really wins the debate.

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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.

"Stay out of my territory; I am the danger; I am the one who knocks" - spody

3 Gru (Despicable Me) Gru (Despicable Me)
4 Michael Corleone (The Godfather Trilogy) Michael Corleone (The Godfather Trilogy) Michael Corleone is the main character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three films based upon it, all directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
5 Tony Montana (Scarface) Tony Montana (Scarface) Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.
6 Tony Soprano (The Sorpanos)
7 Macbeth (Macbeth)
8 Dexter (Dexter)
9 Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass) Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass)
10 Henry Hill (Goodfellas)

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

He is one of the z fighters and is a good guy. However he kills for fun and laughs at your pain. Before he went good he blew up the planet Arlia just because he felt like it. Then he goes evil again as main vegeta. He just chose to kill thousands of people but then make up for it with a heroic sacrifice.

13 Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
14 Satan (Paradise Lost)
15 John Quincy Archibald (John Q)
16 Scott Shelby (Heavy Rain)
17 General Shepherd (Modern Warfare 2)
18 Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts II)
19 Ansem (Kingdom Hearts I)
20 Richard III (Richard II)
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