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    33 TV Characters Who Started Out As Villains But Ended Up Being Better Than The Heroes

    Katherine Pierce was one of the best Vampire Diaries characters ever.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV antagonists they ended up loving. Here are just a few of the best responses:

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. Villanelle from Killing Eve

    Villanelle saying that she's her "mother's daughter" and then telling her mom she's going to have to kill her

    2. Hannibal Lecter from Hannibal

    Hannibal asking Will if he'll forgive him

    3. Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Zuko telling Sokka about his girlfriend and Sokka saying his first girlfriend turned into the moon

    4. Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Azula lying to Toph and saying she's a 400-foot-tall purple platypus bear

    5. Moriarty from Sherlock

    Moriarty on a throne with crown jewels saying, "No rush"

    6. Addison Montgomery from Grey's Anatomy

    Addison arriving at Seattle Grace and meeting Meredith

    7. Negan from The Walking Dead

    Negan wanting to die so that he can be reunited with his wife

    8. Regina/the Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time

    The Evil Queen saying, "I shall destroy your happiness if it is the last thing I do"

    9. Katherine Pierce from The Vampire Diaries

    Katherine comforting Nadia before she dies

    10. Klaus Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

    Klaus smiling with Hayley while holding Hope

    11. Crowley from Supernatural

    Crowley saying he's going to torture everyone who betrayed him

    12. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Spike drinking blood from a "kiss the librarian" mug

    13. Rowan Pope from Scandal

    Rowan telling Olivia, "Olivia, you’re getting on that plane come hell or high water. And to be clear, I am the hell and the high water"

    14. Morgana from Merlin

    Arthur telling Morgana that he thought they were friends, and Morgana saying she thought the same

    15. Catra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

    Catra asking Adora to stay and then both of them saying, "I love you"

    16. Mona Vanderwaal from Pretty Little Liars

    Mona saying, "I Won't let you do that to my friends"

    17. Joe Goldberg from You

    Joe telling Love that he loves her

    18. Love Quinn from You

    Love telling Joe that they both learned how to survive really young

    19. Gus Fring from Breaking Bad

    20. Lorne Malvo from Fargo

    Malvo saying, "Lester, is this what you want?"

    21. Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones

    Cersei telling Sansa "The only way to keep the small folk loyal is to make certain they fear you more than they do the enemy"

    22. Dan Scott from One Tree Hill

    Dan asking Nathan to play a game on the River Court, but not to keep score

    23. Doug Judy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Doug Judy telling Jake, "You’re the most consistent person in my life, Peralta. I can always count on you"

    24. Norman Bates from Bates Motel

    Norman saying that it's actually really hard to love people and being lonely isn't the worst

    25. Petra Solano from Jane the Virgin

    Petra sobbing about JR broke up with her even though she was about to propose

    26. Ben Linus from Lost

    Ben telling Hurley that he just needs to continue to help people

    27. Lenny Busker from Legion

    Lenny sitting on David's lap

    28. Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty

    Wilhelmina saying, "Well, I could make an effort to be liked, but I’d rather be hated than inconvenienced"

    29. Georgina Sparks from Gossip Girl

    Georgina saying, "Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get drunk enough to make you all seem interesting"

    30. Cole Turner from Charmed

    Cole proposing to Phoebe

    31. The Master/Missy from Doctor Who

    Missy revealing herself to the Doctor as the Master

    32. Josephine Lightbourne from The 100

    Josephine telling Clarke that she has all night to find a memory or kill her

    33. And finally, Tate Langdon from American Horror Story

    Tate explaining to Violet that he tried to save her but she died

    What other TV "villains" did you ultimately root for? Tell us in the comments below!

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.