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Updated on Sep 29, 2020. Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Which TV Villains Could You Not Help But Root For?

I can't believe Hannibal made me love Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

There are a ton of incredible TV heroes that we celebrate all the time.

The CW

But have you ever been watching a show and realize that you actually love the villain MORE than the heroes?

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

TBH, Moriarty from Sherlock is one of my favorite TV characters of all time. Andrew Scott was flawless in this role.

Maybe you're like me and you constantly have to remind yourself that Villanelle from Killing Eve is an assassin who would probably kill you if you gave her a hug, but you can't help but root for her.

Villanelle crying and saying she doesn't want to do this anymore
BBC America

Perhaps you spent most of Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries obsessing over Kai Parker and you wanted him to stick around and maybe get a great character arc.

Kai being confused why he started crying after writing
The CW

Maybe in a TV show filled with morally grey characters, Gus Fring from Breaking Bad was your favorite and you would totally watch a series dedicated to him.

AMC

Heck, perhaps you consider Regina Mills/The Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time one of your favorite characters of all time, and by the end of the series, you actually loved her more than Emma, Snow White, and Prince Charming.

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

Honestly, talk about a flawless redemption arc.

So tell us which TV villains you ended up loving and WHY in the comments below, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!