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    21 TV Characters Who Had The Best Redemption Arcs Of All Time

    Growth at its finest.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV characters had the best redemption arcs of all time. Here are the characters they hated at first, but grew to absolutely love:

    🚨🚨 WARNING: Spoilers ahead!!! 🚨🚨

    1. Steve Harrington in Stranger Things (2016–present)

    2. Cordelia in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004)

    3. Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

    4. Alexis Rose in Schitt's Creek (2015–2020)

    5. Michael in The Good Place (2016–2020)

    6. Guzman in Élite (2018–present)

    7. Petra Solano in Jane The Virgin (2014–2019)

    8. Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

    9. Bellamy Blake in The 100 (2014–present)

    10. Don Keefer in The Newsroom (2012–2014)

    11. Mickey in Shameless (2011–present)

    12. Schmidt in New Girl (2011–2018)

    13. Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

    14. Helena in Orphan Black (2013–2017)

    15. Nathan Scott in One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

    16. Alex Karev in Grey's Anatomy (2005–2020)

    17. Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

    18. Klaus in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals (2011–2018)

    19. Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

    20. Regina Mills in Once Upon A Time (2011–2018)

    21. And Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.

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