The Five Most Scheming, Slippery, Terrible Characters on Television

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TV might be full of heroes, but it’s the villains we love sometimes even more. You have your traditional scary big bads who use personal violence to get their way, but many have others do their dirty work for them.

It was hard to pick just five of the most devious, scheming characters on TV, but these stood out more than the rest for me. See if you agree with my classification.

Ben Linus

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I remember being in awe of just how convincing Ben Linus was when he first showed up on Lost, pretending he was just a lost tourist when really he was the mastermind behind the Others. As the show unfolded, we only learned more and more about his wicked plans, and though he eventually became an ally, you could still never trust him.

  • Thomas

    Gaius frakkin’ Baltar!

  • Lubz

    All very worthy selections. I was especially surprised by the last one but reading your description you caught her spot on.

    Someone worth consideration has to be Clay Morrow though. From the beginning of Sons to his fall at the end of season 5 he was always scheming and working behind the scenes to advance his agenda ahead of the club and ahead of Jax, though not always in that order.

  • wondorog

    And where is Tywin Lannister?

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