Eric Northman Named One of Television’s Top 5 Villains

October 31, 2010 by  

Eric Makes the List at No. 4

Freddie Kruger, Voldemort, Michael Myers, Jason and Dracula.  Everyone knows these popular movie bad guys.  Numerous lists have been created dedicated to movie villains but what about the fabulous TV villains?  Moviesonline.cahas come out with a list dedicated to our favorite TV badasses.  True Blood‘s Eric Northman made the list.

5.  The Cigarette Smoking Man (“The X-Files”)

Cigarette Smoking Man X-Files

The Cigarette Smoking Man played by William B. Davis, made the list due to his subtlety.  Quietly sitting in the corner of the room in a cloud of smoke and delivering news that you just knew wasn’t going to be good.  He wasn’t in every episode of the X-Files but his presence was felt throughout the entire series.

4.  Eric Northman (True Blood)

Eric Northman True Blood

True Blood’s viking vampire, played by the wonderful Alexander Skarsgard, makes the list for the way he rides the line between good and evil.  From one episode to the next you never know what you are going to get with Eric, from ripping the limbs off the humans chained in his basement, to showing his softer side with Sookie and Pam, Eric kept us guessing.  That is part of what makes Eric such a fascinating villain to watch. 

3.  Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)

Mr. Burns The Simpsons

Charles Montgomery Burns makes the list primarily due to the fact that the only thing he loves is money.  Burns will step on whoever he needs to (including children and animals) to achieve his goals.  If that wasn’t scary enough he owns a nuclear plant as well!

2.  Eric Cartman (South Park)

Eric Cartman South Park

Even though he’s an eight year old cartoon character, Eric Cartman easily made the list.  He is spoiled, selfish, racist and sexist and is another character who will do whatever it takes to get his own way.  Including kidnapping a friend and holding them in a bomb shelter to get an invite to a birthday party. 

1.  Dexter Morgan (Dexter)

Dexter Morgan Dexter

Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall, is a unique serial killer.  He only kills people who deserves to die and has a strict policy against killing the innocent.  So nice to see a serial killer with a conscious.  When not killing people Dexter works for the Miami Police Department as a blood splatter expert.  The ability to hide the psychopath beneath is what earned Dexter the number one spot.

Tell us what you think – do you agree with this list?  Anyone missing?

Source: – Top 5 Villains in Modern Television

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