Top 5 TV Villains

I have always wondered which TV characters would qualify as genuine villains. After a lot of debating and soul-searching, I have narrowed this down to five candidates who take the prize of Top TV Villains. So without further ado, in ascending order, here are the five most evil TV characters on television Today:

Michael Rosenbaum

#5. Lex Luthor from Smallville

Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) kills, schemes and manipulates anybody to get what he wants. He fooled Lana Lang into marrying him by making her think she was pregnant. He killed his own brother after bringing him back to life. I could go on and on but you get the picture. Lex Luthor is bad news for everyone around him. And if the plotline even somewhat follows the Superman storyline, he’s going to get worse.

Michael Emerson

#4. Ben from Lost

Although his ultimate motives are uncertain, one thing is for sure: Ben (Michael Emerson) does not play games. He committed Mass Murder once on the island and he is determined to prevent anybody from leaving it by any means necessary. Ben’s consistant devious actions definitely keep us on our toes and you never know what he’s going to do next.


Zachary Quinto

#3. Sylar from Heroes

Talk about not letting things go! Thinking that he had a larger purpose in life, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) spends the first season of Heroes killing people all over the place and assuming their powers. Dear lord, he killed his own mother! On top of that, he killed Maya’s brother and got it on with her. Now, that’s cold. There seems to be no end to his murdering ways. I hope somebody gets him for good this time.

Robert Knepper

#2. T-Bag from Prison Break

Theodore Bagwell aka T-Bag (Robert Knepper) is by far the worst thing to ever come out of Fox River State Penitentiary. Let us take a moment to list all the felonies that our dear friend has committed: battery, assault, attempted murder, murder, rape, and kidnapping and much much more. He’s definitely somebody that you want to avoid in a dark alley…or even a lighted alley for that matter.

Jamie Hector

#1. Marlo Stanfield from The Wire

Now here is what I call the ultimate bad guy. Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector) has everything: purpose, drive and professionalism about being a bad guy. The way he took over the drug trade in Baltimore by selectively dispatching his competitors makes Tony Soprano look like a bumbling idiot. The way he schemes against the efforts of the police to catch him makes Dexter appear like a five year old. What really brings it home for me is that he looks unsuspecting in his urban gear but he can play with the best of them. I would like to say that it’s better to be his friend than his enemy but some like Prop Joe would disagree.

Share your thoughts on our picks and let us know who is your #1 TV Villain.