One may argue that the highest purpose of art is to make the audience empathize with people they wouldn't expect to empathize with. For example, drug dealers like Walter White or bloodthirsty politicians like Frank Underwood. However, some TV shows aren't trying to make us feel for the bad guy; they're trying to quickly erase the bad guy's badness and make him out to be kind of a good guy. They do this with sympathetic storylines or really flattering haircuts *cough* Jaime Lannister *cough* But in case you've forgotten the fucked up shit your favorite TV characters have done, I'm here to remind you.

1. Barney from How I Met Your Mother

tv characters who are actually terrible people



2. Matt Murdock from Daredevil

tv characters who are actually terrible people



3. Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z

tv characters who are actually terrible people



4. Spike from Buffy

tv characters who are actually terrible people



5. Homer Simpsons from The Simpsons

tv characters who are actually terrible people



6. Caprica-Six from Battlestar Galactica

tv characters who are actually terrible people



7. Jaime Lannister fromĀ Game of Thrones

tv characters who are actually terrible people



8. Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones

tv characters who are actually terrible people



9. Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones

tv characters who are actually terrible people



10. Rick Sanchez from Rick & Morty

tv characters who are actually terrible people