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Who's the baddest man on TV?

Who would you pick? Is Walter White from Breaking Bad worse than Petyr Baelish of Game of Thrones? We compared the meanest monsters on TV today and found some surprises. Check them out.

brunch Updated: Jul 19, 2014 19:02 IST
Richa S Carneiro Alphonso
Richa S Carneiro Alphonso
Hindustan Times
Game of Thrones,Breaking Bad,House of Cards

We compared the meanest monsters on TV today and found some surprises.

Walter White from Breaking Bad

Petyr Baelish from Game of Thrones

NicholasBrody from Homeland

Francis Underwood from House of CardsLorne Malvo from Fargo
WHO IS HENobel-nominated chemist turned meth-cook turned drug lord turned total badassA low born who's wormed his way up to Master of Coin to Lord of Harrenhal to Lord Protector of the Vale and now Lord Paramount of the Trident.Marine Corps sergeant taken as POW, rescued as War hero but also an Al Qaeda spy, then US Congressman and VP candidateConniving, ambitious House Majority Whip who's climbed to Vice President of the US to President to...?Hitman for hire, Iago for kicks, psychopathic troll for the sake of sheer fun in dull, frosty North Dakota


Poisoning a six-year-old to manipulate his business partner into murdering a drug lord, in order to replace him

Convincing the woman who loves him to kill her husband, setting off a bloody war

Manipulates a woman, who has feelings for him for information and drives her insane

Kills a congressman for political gains and then makes it look like suicide
Shooting dead three people, including his fiancée, in an elevator, when confronted by a man from his past
HIS EXCUSEWhat starts out as a cancer patient's need to support his family later transforms into a full-on power tripNo excuse really. He's just a guy who knows that 'chaos is not a pit, it's a ladder' and isn't afraid to plot his way upHe aspires to a better life for his family, even if it means resorting to treasonDenied the position he was promised in the government, he responds with a bid for the seat of power

This guy has no code. He just considers himself an apex predator

Teach you high school chemistry while selling you meth
Be your best friend and have your back right up till the moment he stabs you in it

Not die. Pretend to be a terrorist. Confuse you totally
Lie to your face. Tell you the truth. Gain trust. Lie to your face again, suavely Creep you out. Instigate you to kill someone, then kill you and get away with it


[To his wife]

"I am not in danger, Skylar, I am the danger"
[To his love interest/ ward] "Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next"[To his daughter]

"I have this feeling things are going to get pretty wild soon"
[To the camera] "There is no solace above or below. Only us, small, solitary, striving, battling one another. I pray to myself, for myself"[To a man he's blackmailing]

"The Romans, raised by wolves... they see a guy turning water into wine, they eat him. Because there are no saints in the animal kingdom, only breakfast and dinner"


Apparently, there are some Walter-types in America already

Unlikely. Someone more powerful would have him eliminated

The CIA can neither confirm or deny it!Too competent a person to be in American politicsThe US has plenty of psychopaths. Watch your back and front


Like a dire-wolf, but with steel claws , 70%

Bambi with a bomb complex, 10%

Dapper, charming, mild-mannered evil, 85%

Evil for evil's sake, 100%


From HT Brunch, July 20

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First Published: Jul 19, 2014 13:16 IST