List of fictional anti-heroes


List of fictional anti-heroes

This list is for characters in fictional works who exemplify the qualities of an anti-hero. Characteristics in protagonists that merit such a label can include, but are not limited to:

*imperfections that separate them from typically "heroic" characters (selfishness, ignorance, bigotry, etc.);
*lack of positive qualities such as "courage, physical prowess, and fortitude," and "generally feel helpless in a world over which they have no control"; [ [http://gale.cengage.com/free_resources/glossary/index.htm Gale - Free Resources - Glossary - Home ] ]
*qualities normally belonging to villains (amorality, greed, violent tendencies, etc.) that may be tempered with more human, identifiable traits (confusion, self-hatred, etc.);
*noble motives pursued by bending or breaking the law in the belief that "the ends justify the means."

Each of these examples has been identified by a critic as an anti-hero, although the classification is somewhat subjective. Some of the entries may be disputed by other sources and some may contradict all established definitions of anti-hero.

Literature

*Alex, the narrator of Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange". BBC News; [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3569346.stm De Niro takes anti-hero honours] , August 16, 2004.]
*Redmond Barry from William Makepeace Thackeray's "The Luck of Barry Lyndon". The Victorian Web; [http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/wmt/pva185.html W. M. Thackeray's "The Luck of Barry Lyndon" (1844)] .]
*Patrick Bateman from Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho". The Toronto Star, Peter Howell; [http://www.fradical.com/psycho_killer_is_no_pop_culture_.htm Psycho killer is no pop culture anti-hero] , April 19, 2000.] Guardian Unlimited; [http://books.guardian.co.uk/authors/author/0,,-61,00.html BRET EASTON ELLIS] .]
*Leopold Bloom from James Joyce's "Ulysses". Guardian Unlimited, Books Quiz; [http://books.guardian.co.uk/quiz/questions/0,,507048,00.html Bloomsday 2001] .]
*Pinkie Brown from Graham Greene's "Brighton Rock". Guardian Unlimited, Michael Billington; [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/critic/review/0,1169,1320932,00.html Brighton Rock] , October 6, 2004.]
*Holden Caulfield from J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye". Guardian Unlimited, David McAllister; [http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,1082699,00.html Will Salinger sue?] , November 11, 2003.]
*Conan from the stories by Robert E. Howard, the archetypal "amoral swordsman" of the Sword and Sorcery genre. The Robert E. Howard United Press Association, David McAllister; [http://www.rehupa.com/marek_omb37.htm selections from One More Barbarian #37] .] Towson University, John L. Flynn; [http://pages.towson.edu/flynn/heroes.html A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF HEROES IN CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF FANTASY LITERATURE] .]
*Stephen Dedalus from James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" [ [http://www.hwwilson.com/print/13joyce.html The World Authors Series – Sample Profile of JOYCE, JAMES (AUGUSTINE ALOYSIUS) ] ]
*Arthur Dent from Douglas Adams' "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" series [ [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05265/575785.stm Deep in space lurks the Flying Spaghetti Monster ] ]
*Roland Deschain from Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series [ [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/20/RVGC273SLK1.DTL Every story ends with death / Mortality drives latest book in Stephen King's opus ] ]
*Raoul Duke from Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" [ [http://www.close-upfilm.com/features/Featuresarchive/fearandloathing.htm Close-Up Film Features ] ]
*Tyler Durden and the Narrator of Chuck Palahniuk's "Fight Club" [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,,219740,00.html Bruise control | By genre | guardian.co.uk Books ] ] [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/authors/author/0,,-211,00.html Palahniuk, Chuck | Authors | guardian.co.uk Books ] ]
*Randall Flagg from Stephen King's "The Stand", "Eyes of the Dragon" and "The Dark Tower". [ [http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/oclc/56921309?tab=details Dissecting Stephen King : from the Gothic to literary naturalism [WorldCat.org ] ]
*Artemis Fowl II from the "Artemis Fowl" series. [ [http://www.njyac.org/booklists/ls.php NJSL Youth Services ] ]
*Gully Foyle from Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination" [ [http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_B.html Literary Terms and Definitions B ] ]
*Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" [ [http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/cult_movies/curse_frankenstein.htm The Curse Of Frankenstein ] ]
*Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,1439249,00.html Waterstone's celebrates fiction's villains | News | guardian.co.uk Books ] ]
*Gollum from J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". [ [http://lookingcloser.org/movie%20reviews/Q-Z/returnoftheking-andyserkis.htm Jeffrey Overstreet's interview with Andy Serkis ] ]
*Grendel from John Gardner's novel of the same name. [ [http://www.grendel.org/grendel/gardner.html Grendel’s Lair : Gardner ] ]
*Hamlet from William Shakespeare's play of the same name [ [http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1105/p12s01-almp.html Vending-machine Hamlet | csmonitor.com ] ]
*Humbert Humbert from Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita" [ [http://citypages.com/databank/19/921/article5630.asp City Pages - Laying It on the Lyne ] ]
*Iago from William Shakespeare's "Othello". [ [http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/16962/othello The Stage / Reviews / Othello ] ] [ [http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/reviews/theatre/othello.html Othello ] ] [http://www.filmeducation.org/filmlib/Othello.pdf]
*Hannibal Lecter from a series of novels by Thomas Harris [ [http://www.bookbrowse.com/reviews/index.cfm?book_number=480 Book reviews of Hannibal by Thomas Harris ] ] [ [http://www.boundless.org/2000/departments/atplay/a0000406.html Boundless: Hannibal's Good and Evil ] ]
*Lestat de Lioncourt from Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" universe [ [http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwork/4288195/used/Memnoch%20the%20Devil Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris ] ]
*Lucifer/Satan from John Milton's "Paradise Lost" [ [http://www.stjohns-chs.org/english/gothic/works/satanhero.html Satan as hero in Paradise Lost-Romantic Criticism ] ] [ [http://www.writersstore.com/article.php?articles_id=40 Writers Store: Exploring The Dark Side: The Anti-Hero's Journey by James Bonnet ] ] [ [http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1600726,00.html Catherine Gander: Hollywood has taken on an epic task as it lines up Milton's masterpiece for the big-screen treatment | News | guardian.co.uk Film ] ]
*Macbeth from William Shakespeare's play of the same name. [ [http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/books/news/article6603.ece My anti-hero! Search begins for the leading literary villains - News, Books - The Independent ] ]
*Randle McMurphy from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. [ [http://www.niobraracountylibrary.org/wch/series002/ Niobrara County Library - Books That Made a Difference ] ]
*Philip Marlowe from Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep", "Farewell, My Lovely", "The High Window", "The Lady in the Lake", "Playback", "The Little Sister", and "Poodle Springs" [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=33849 Murder, My Sweet - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - New York Times ] ]
*Mephistopheles from Goethe's "Faust" and Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus". [http://www.houstongrandopera.org/otherdisplay.aspx?pageid=656]
*Dexter Morgan from the novels "Darkly Dreaming Dexter", "Dearly Devoted Dexter", and "Dexter in the Dark", later adapted into a TV series. [ [http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/entertainment/ci_4423615 'Dexter's' perverse world - Pasadena Star-News ] ] [http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/television/15642588.htm]
*Scarlett O'Hara from "Gone with the Wind" [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9401EFD71738F93BA1575BC0A965948260 NONFICTION IN BRIEF - New York Times ] ]
*Parker from a series of novels by Donald E. Westlake [ [http://www.biblio.com/author_biographies/2119435/Donald_E_Westlake.html Books by Donald E. Westlake - Biography and Bibliography ] ] [ [http://www.allanguthrie.co.uk/hrs62.htm The Hunter by Richard Stark reviewed by Brian Thornton ] ]
*Alexander Portnoy from Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" [ [http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51048 Run, little man, if you can ] ]
*Raskolnikov from Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,2763,940221,00.html Russian murderer killed by the book | World news | The Observer ] ]
*Rincewind from Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels [ [http://booksiloved.com/20/Color_of_Magic-Light_Fantastic.html Why I Loved 'The Color of Magic/The Light Fantastic', by Terry Pratchett ] ] [ [http://www.sfsite.com/05a/last56.htm The SF Site Featured Review: The Last Continent ] ]
*Mark Renton from Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting" [http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=523&id=30662006]
*Tom Ripley from Patricia Highsmith's "Ripliad" series [ [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1729453,00.html The Talented Mr Ripley | | guardian.co.uk Arts ] ]
*Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" [ [http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/7980/rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead The Stage / Reviews / Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ] ]
*Becky Sharp from "Vanity Fair" [ [http://www.enotes.com/vanity-fair/ Vanity Fair Summary and Study Guide - William Makepeace Thackeray ] ]
*Shylock from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" [ [http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/01.12.05/merchant-0502.html Metroactive Movies | 'The Merchant of Venice' ] ]
*Tyrone Slothrop from Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" [http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/lpop/etext/okla/mccarron24.htm Catch-22 ] ]
*Severus Snape from J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" [ [http://januarymagazine.com/kidsbooks/potter6.html Review | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling ] ]
*Sam Spade from Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" [ [http://www.filmsite.org/malt.html The Maltese Falcon (1941) ] ]
*Steerpike from Gormenghast Series by Mervyn Peake [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,1440189,00.html Villains and anti-heroes: our pick of the nominations so far | News | guardian.co.uk Books ] ]
*"The Underground Man", narrator of Dostoevsky's "Notes from Underground" [ [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~karamazo/bio_all.html Biography of Dostoevsky, single-page document ] ]
*Wei Xiaobao from Jinyong's "The Deer and the Cauldron" [ [http://www.douban.com/review/1054412/ 韦小宝的黑色幽默 (评论: 鹿鼎记(全五册)) ] ]
*Yossarian from Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" [ [http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2005-10-30-faith-edit_x.htm USATODAY.com - Good God? ] ]
*Harry Flashman from the Flashman series of books written by George MacDonald Fraser [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jan/03/books.booksnews1 Author of popular Flashman novels dies at 82 | UK news | The Guardian ] ]

Film

*Danny Archer from "Blood Diamond" [ [http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A214807 Boise Weekly - Idaho's Only Alternative: Screen: Screen: Antihero ] ]
*Travis Bickle from "Taxi Driver" [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3569346.stm BBC NEWS | Entertainment | De Niro takes anti-hero honours ] ]
*Brodie Bruce from "Mallrats" [ [http://optimusfilms.20m.com/directors/ks/ Optimus Prime Films | Directors | Kevin Smith ] ]
*Edmond Burke from "Edmond" [http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/cgi-bin/review-view.cgi?reviewid=506]
*Lester Burnham from "American Beauty" [ [http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,747382,00.html Vanessa Thorpe: Profile of Sam Mendes | Features | guardian.co.uk Film ] ]
*Harry Callahan from the "Dirty Harry" series
*Jack Carter from "Get Carter" [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-3605743.html Screen villan Carter is ultimate anti-hero - Birmingham Post - HighBeam Research ] ]
*Chev Chelios from "Crank" [ [http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117931443.html?categoryid=31&cs=1 Crank Review - Read Variety's Analysis Of The Movie Crank ] ]
*Chucky from the "Child's Play" series [ [http://www.silverbulletcomics.com/news/story.php?a=3979 Welcome to Silver Bullet Comics! // THE source, nuff said! // Comics, Subscriptions, News, Previews, Reviews, Events, Forums, Manga, CCG, TCG, Cards, Colectibles, Statues, Busts, Graphic Novels ] ]
*Michael Corleone from "The Godfather" trilogy [ [http://www.divinevirus.com/godfather.html The Road to Hell: ] ]
*John Creasy from "Man on Fire" [http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=12&screen=news&news_id=32772]
*The Dude from "The Big Lebowski" [ [http://www.bcheights.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=e8173b8c-9f0d-4d26-a8e0-84c3fbce636c The Heights - Collector's edition: An anti-hero worth celebrating on DVD ] ] [http://www.michigandaily.com/media/storage/paper851/news/2001/03/21/380119/The-Anatomy.Of.A.Four.Letter.Word-1409570.shtml?norewrite200607181829&sourcedomain=www.michigandaily.com]
*Gordon Gekko from "Wall Street" [ [http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/newReleases/newToDvd?pg.1.page=4&pg.1.pageSize=25 Blockbuster Online - Blockbuster Online - New To Dvd ] ]
*Dante Hicks, Randal Graves, and Jay & Silent Bob from Kevin Smith's "View Askewniverse" films [ [http://www.newsaskew.com/includes/feature.shtml?id=EEuApFEpEleOgHOogB&style=single News Askew: [Feature Story ] ]
*Napoleon Dynamite from the movie of the same name [ [http://www.pluggedinonline.com/movies/movies/a0001863.cfm Napoleon Dynamite ] ]
*Scottie Ferguson from Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" [ [http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/00/6/time.html The Vertigo of Time ] ]
*The Firefly family from "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects"; Captain Spaulding, Otis B. Driftwood, Baby, etc. [ [http://www.filmmonthly.com/Video/Articles/TheDevilsRejects/TheDevilsRejects.html The Devil's Rejects (2005) ] ] [ [http://ae.miami.com/entertainment/ui/miami/movie.html?id=370143&reviewId=18597 Movie: The Devil's Rejects ] ]
*Jigsaw from the "Saw" film series. [ [http://www.pitofhorror.com/newdesign/promo/sawII/saw2.htm SAW II | PITOFHORROR.COM | Online Horror Movie Resource ] ] [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2005/11/01/DI2005110101286.html Saw II ] ] [ [http://www.tlavideo.com/details/product_details.cfm?v=1&sn=1&id=222124&enable=true Buy Saw II on DVD - TLAvideo.com ] ]
*Johnny from "Naked" [ [http://www.criterion.com/asp/release.asp?id=307&eid=433&section=essay The Criterion Collection: Naked by Mike Leigh ] ]
*Davy Jones from "Pirates of the Caribbean" [ [http://www.ugo.com/ugo/html/article/?id=17342 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Review | UGO.com ] ]
*Charles Foster Kane from "Citizen Kane" [ [http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/H/history/e-h/film-citizenkane.html Channel 4 - History - Film review: Citizen Kane ] ]
*Beatrix Kiddo from Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films [ [http://sunsetgun.typepad.com/sunsetgun/film_fatale/index.html Sunset Gun: Film Fatale ] ]
*Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street". [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3539184.stm BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Scary film moments revealed ] ]
*Mickey and Mallory Knox from "Natural Born Killers" [ [http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Calendar/Film?Film=oid%3A138492 The Austin Chronicle: Film Listings ] ] [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22872-2313763,00.html The frighteners - Times Online ] ]
*Leatherface from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". [ [http://www.fangoria.com/fearful_feature.php?id=2872 Fangoria - Fearful Feature ] ] [ [http://www.nighttimes.com/nt_main.asp?aID=899 nighttimes.com ] ] [ [http://www.dvdjournal.com/quickreviews/t/texaschainsaw_begin.q.shtml The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ] ] [ [http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30149 Darla Hood bloody loves TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING @ Fantastic Fest!!! - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news ] ]
*Léon from "Léon" or "The Professional"
*Juno MacGuff from "Juno". [ [http://www2.nysun.com/article/67503?page_no=2 The Problem Child - December 5, 2007 - The New York Sun ] ]
*"The Man with No Name," a stock character in westerns popularized by Clint Eastwood in films such as "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" [ [http://www.eppc.org/publications/pubID.453/pub_detail.asp Home > Publications > ] ] [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/firstchapters/story/0,6761,342557,00.html Trilobite: part three | First chapters | guardian.co.uk Books ] ]
*Nick Naylor from the film "Thank You for Smoking" [ [http://www.alevin.com/weblog/archives/001886.html BookBlog: Thank you for smoking ] ]
*Tony Montana from Brian De Palma's "Scarface" [ [http://www.channel4.com/film/ffchannel/features/C/crime_spree_feature.html FilmFour Channels: Channel 4 Film ] ]
*Yuri Orlov from Lord of War [ [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4851189 'Lord of War': An Arms Dealer as Hero : NPR ] ]
*Snake Plissken from "Escape from New York" and "Escape From L.A." [ [http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060807h.php Kurt Russell's "Escape From Earth" (August 7th 2006) ] ]
*Richard B. Riddick from "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick" [http://www.premiere.com/article.asp?section_id=2&article_id=1618]
*Lisa Rowe from "Girl, Interrupted" [ [http://members.aol.com/screenviews/girl.html Girl, Interrupted ] ]
*Max Rockatansky from the "Mad Max" series
*Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the "Star Wars" films [ [http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=14906 The Secrets of Star Wars' Success: The Force Is With All of Us | TV & Movies | Reader's Digest ] ]
*Captain Jack Sparrow from "" [ [http://www.emanuellevy.com/article.php?articleID=2688 Comment - Pirates Dead Man's Chest: Depp's Iconic Role ] ]
*Ben Wade from the 2007 version of "" [ [http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/169 Western remake ‘3:10 to Yuma’ benefits from compelling performances by Crowe, Bale - The Daily Cardinal ] ]
*Napoleon Wilson from John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" [ [http://www.dvdoutsider.co.uk/dvd/reviews/a/assault_on_precinct_13.html Assault on Precinct 13 DVD review ] ] [ [http://www.horrordvds.com/modules.php?name=Reviews&file=viewarticle&id=17 Horrordvds.com - Reviews - DVD Reviews A-M - Assault on Precinct 13: Special Edition ] ] [ [http://www.wordsfromhere.com/dvds/114.html Assault on Precinct Thirteen DVD Review ] ] [ [http://thereviewsroom.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/assault-on-precinct-13-1976/ Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) « The Reviews Room ] ]
*Dawn Weiner of "Welcome to the Dollhouse [ [http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0515,fsinagra,62891,20.html village voice > film > Right to Strife by Laura Sinagra ] ]
*John Wydell from "The Devil's Rejects" [ [http://www.atrocitiescinema.com/DVD/devilsrejects.html Atrocities Cinema.com...DVD Review...The Devil's Rejects - Two Disc Unrated Director's Cut ] ]
*"Yojimbo"'s nameless protagonist. [ [http://www3.baylor.edu/~Brooks_Grigson/papers/Kurosawa.html Kurosawa ] ]

Television


*Kerr Avon in "Blake's 7" [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A425954 BBC - h2g2 - 'Blake's 7' - the TV Series ] ]
*Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell from "Prison Break". [ [http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2006/04/prison_break_mo.html 'Prison Break': More interesting on the outside? | PopWatch Blog | EW.com ] ]
*Jack Bauer from "24" [ [http://ace.mu.nu/archives/151743.php <--Jack Bauer, Thug Life Anti-Hero-->] ]
*Edmund Blackadder from BBC's "Blackadder" series [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/sitcom/advocate_blackadder.shtml BBC - Britain's Best Sitcom - The Case for Blackadder ] ]
*David Brent from "The Office" [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/29/nblair29.xml Blair is the David Brent of Downing Street, taunts Cameron - Telegraph ] ]
*Archie Bunker from "All in the Family" [ [http://www.ccel.us/missingfromaction.ch2.html Missing From Action — Weldon Hardenbrook with Terry Somerville — Chapter Two ] ]
*Eric Cartman from "South Park" [ [http://weeklystandard.com/Check.asp?idArticle=15108&r=aywpn Animated Aristophanes The Idiot, The Oddity, but not Homer (Simpson) ] ]
*J.R. Chandler from "All My Children" [http://totaltvonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=36 totaltvonline.com | AMC: "A Skewed View " | His, Her, Their, She, Zach ] ]
*George Costanza from "Seinfeld" [ [http://www.dunkirkma.net/inreview/features/seinfeld_4.html Seinfeld ] ]
*Larry David from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/commentary/0,6115,599725_7%7C21260%7C%7C0_0_,00.html Larry David made our list of America's Top 10 comedians | Curb Your Enthusiasm | Pop Culture Commentary | News | Entertainment Weekly ] ]
*The Doctor from "Doctor Who" [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/news/briefhistory/beginnings.shtml BBC - Doctor Who - A Brief History of a Time Lord ] ]
*Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald from "Cracker" [ [http://www.theage.com.au/news/tv--radio/how-one-last-crack-inspired-more/2006/08/16/1155407816550.html How one last crack inspired more - TV & Radio - Entertainment - theage.com.au ] ]
*James "Sawyer" Ford from "Lost" [ [http://www.mediavillage.com/jmentr/2006/11/08/jmer-11-08-06-Lost/index_print.html Has "Lost" Lost its Way? ] ]
*Tommy Gavin from "Rescue Me" [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/06/22/DDGMNDBLFG26.DTL They steal, they cheat, they lie, and we wouldn't want it any other way - the timeless appeal of the anti-hero ] ]
*Jack Harkness from "Doctor Who" and "Torchwood" [ [http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/jack-of-all-trades/2007/06/16/1181414598244.html Jack of all trades - TV & Radio - Entertainment - smh.com.au ] ]
*Gregory House from "House" [ [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=%2Fchronicle%2Farchive%2F2004%2F11%2F15%2FDDGSL9QOII1.DTL Network meddling by Fox execs starts the deathwatch for 'House' ] ]
*Alex Krycek from "The X-Files" [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,283164,00.html Secret Agent Man | The X-Files | Television News | TV | Entertainment Weekly ] ]
*Ben Linus from "Lost" [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/features/e3i860b8f4c465fb30a6fb781bd41972b65 Bad-boy antihero roles get voters' attention ] ]
*Vic Mackey from "The Shield"
*Todd Manning from "One Life to Live" [ [http://www.tulsaworld.com/entertainment/article.aspx?articleID=20080119_8_TV9_spanc33771 Tulsa World: Interview: It's good to be bad ] ]
*Ally McBeal from the eponymous series [ [http://www.salon.com/ent/music/vowe/1998/09/21vowe.html Salon Entertainment | American squirm: Ally McBeal, all-American anti-hero ] ]
*Jimmy McNulty from "The Wire"
*Malcolm Reynolds from "Firefly" and "Serenity" [ [http://www.scifimoviepage.com/art_serenity.html SERENITY Preview ] ]
*Bender Bending Rodríguez from "Futurama" [http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2002/tube_2002-11-07.cfm]
*Julian Sark from "Alias" [ [http://bestuff.com/stuff/julian-sark Julian Sark (The Best TV anti Hero) ] ]
*Michael Scofield from "Prison Break". [ [http://www.worldscreen.com/interviewscurrent.php?filename=scheuring406.htm World Screen - Home ] ]
*Michael Scott from "The Office" [ [http://www.slate.com/id/2150015 French and German remakes of the BBC's Office. - By Liesl Schillinger - Slate Magazine ] ]
*Homer Simpson from "The Simpsons" [ [http://www.salon.com/30dec1995/columns/shoales.html SALON Columns: Ill Humor ] ]
*Bart Simpson from "The Simpsons" [http://www.wetware.demon.co.uk/simpsons/article.1991-03.theface.html]
*Zach Slater from "All My Children"
*Tony Soprano from "The Sopranos" [ [http://www.metroactive.com/metro/03.08.06/sopranos-0610.html Television Features | 'The Sopranos' Sixth Season ] ]
*Luke Spencer from "General Hospital" [ [http://soapnet.go.com/behindthescenes/mimi/columns/2006/mimi_10252006.html SOAPnet.com - Inside the Soaps with Mimi Torchin ] ]
*Samantha McCall from "General Hospital" [ [http://www.soapcentral.com/gh/whoswho/samantha.php Who's Who in Port Charles | Samantha McCall | General Hospital @ soapcentral.com ] ]
*Spike from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" [ [http://dir.salon.com/story/ent/feature/2003/05/13/spike_buffy/index1.html Why Spike ruined "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" - Page 2 - Salon.com ] ]
*Al Swearengen from "Deadwood"
*Prince Zuko from "" [ [http://www.fantasykat.com/ch/tz/zuko.html Animated Lust (Rated PG!)- Prince Zuko ] ]

Anime/Manga

*Lelouch Lamperouge from "Code Geass" [ [http://anime.ign.com/articles/869/869513p2.html IGN: Welcome to Code Geass ] ]

Comic books

*Batman [ [http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_review/0,4267,1507898,00.html Batman Begins | Reviews | guardian.co.uk Film ] ]
*Johnny C from "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac" [ [http://www.feoamante.com/Comics/Reviews/JKL/JTHM.html JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC: The Director's Cut review ] ]
*Catwoman [ [http://www.ugo.com/channels/girlfriends/features/salutetoheroines/catwoman.asp UGO.com Girlfriends - Catwoman - Salute to Heroines ] ]
*John Constantine from "Hellblazer" [ [http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/comments/maurice/htdocs/2005_02_01_archive.html Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: February 2005 ] ]
*Jesse Custer from the "Preacher" series [ [http://www.popmatters.com/comics/just-a-pilgrim.shtml Just a Pilgrim - PopMatters Comic Book Review ] ]
*Deadpool [ [http://www.thisisby.us/index.php/content/deadpool_deconstructed_marvel_anti_hero_summed_up thisisby.us - Deadpool Deconstructed: Marvel Anti-Hero Summed Up, by NoSex ] ]
*Grendel [ [http://newsarama.com NEWSARAMA.COM - Daily Comic Book News, Comics Previews, Reviews & Message Boards ] ]
*Spider Jerusalem from "Transmetropolitan" [ [http://www.thealienonline.net/ao_060.asp?baa=1&tid=2&scid=18&iid=457 The Alien Online ] ]
*Magneto from the "X-Men" series. [ [http://totallyjewish.com/entertainment/features_and_reviews/?content_id=3555 TotallyJewish.com | Entertainment | Features And Reviews ] ]
*Marv and Dwight from Frank Miller's "Sin City" [ [http://books.guardian.co.uk/lrb/articles/0,,374577,00.html Festival of Punishment - part 3 | LRB essay | guardian.co.uk Books ] ]
*Eric O'Grady [ [http://www.newsarama.com/WWLA06/Marvel/ant_man.htm Newsarama.Com: Wwla - Robert Kirkman Talks Ant-Man ] ]
*The Punisher [http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/000563141.cfm]
*Rorschach from "Watchmen" [ [http://www.eastbayexpress.com/2003-08-27/culture/when-jack-the-ripper-met-pollyanna/M East Bay Express | Page not found ] ]
*The Shadow [ [http://www.highbeam.com/library/docFree.asp?DOCID=1G1:6924446 Crime ain't what it used to be. (crime fiction) - National Review - HighBeam Research ] ]
*Spawn [ [http://online.tvguide.com/newsearch/detail.aspx?tvobjectid=132243 Spawn Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Spawn | TVGuide.com ] ]
*Sub-Mariner [ [http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.1244.Sub-Mariner_Strikes_Back Sub-Mariner Strikes Back - Marvel.com News ] ]
*"V" from "V for Vendetta" [ [http://www.nccbuscc.org/movies/v/vforvendetta.shtml USCCB - (Film and Broadcasting) - V for Vendetta ] ]
*Venom [http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/000765389.cfm]
*Wolverine [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20060314204912/http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/wizard/WZ20030724-csl.cfm Wizard Entertainment ] ]

Video games

*Agent 47 from the "Hitman" series [ [http://ps2.ign.com/articles/710/710660p1.html IGN: Hitman: Blood Money Review ] ]
*Altaïr from "Assassin's Creed" [ [http://www.mobygames.com/game/assassins-creed/mobyrank Assassin's Creed - MobyGames ] ]
*Niko Bellic from "Grand Theft Auto IV" [ [http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/04/30/1209234913188.html Grand Theft Auto's anti-hero steals the show - Technology - smh.com.au ] ] [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24356918/wid/11915829 'Grand Theft Auto' will blow you away - Games - MSNBC.com ] ]
*Jack Carver in "Far Cry" and "" [ [http://features.teamxbox.com/xbox/1521/The-Games-of-Spring-2006/p1/ The Games of Spring 2006 - Xbox ] ]
*Caleb from "Blood" and "" [ [http://www.the-chosen.com/records/ Blood 2: The Chosen ] ]
*Conker the Squirrel from "Conker's Bad Fur Day" and "" [ [http://videogames.yahoo.com/gamereview?cid=1951016479&tab=reviews&page=0&eid=-1.html Conker: Live & Reloaded Review | Xbox Game Reviews - Yahoo! Video Games ] ]
*Dante from the "Devil May Cry" series [ [http://ps2.ign.com/articles/165/165620p1.html IGN: Devil May Cry Review ] ]
*Marcus Fenix from "Gears of War" [ [http://www.gamingexcellence.com/xbox360/games/704/review.shtml Gears of War (X360) Review at GamingExcellence ] ]
*Carl "CJ" Johnson from "" [ [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/11/19/DDG659TC0K1.DTL&hw=hartlaub+fierro&sn=001&sc=1000 New Grand Theft Auto will rob you of your life ] ]
*Kain and Raziel from the "Legacy of Kain" series [ [http://pc.ign.com/objects/011/011337.html IGN: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver ] ]
*Kane and Lynch from "" [ [http://pc.ign.com/articles/832/832454p1.html IGN: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Preview ] ]
*Kratos from the "God of War" series. [ [http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/god-of-war-2-divine-retribution/761166p1.html GameSpy: God of War II Preview ] ]
*Arthas Menethil from "Warcraft III" [http://www.gamespot.com/features/6093288/p-8.html Exploring the World of Warcraft - Features at GameSpot ] ]
*Duke Nukem from the "Duke Nukem" series [ [http://www.gamingworldx.com/news/DukeNukemArrivesonZodiac.shtml GamingWorld X - Duke Nukem Arrives on Zodiac ] ]
*Max Payne from "Max Payne" and "Max Payne 2" [ [http://www.3drealms.com/news/2001/03/max_payne_the_n.html 3D Realms News: Max Payne: The Next Great Anti-Hero ] ]
*The Prince from "" [ [http://www.gamecritics.com/review/popwarrior/main.php Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - GameCritics.com ] ] [ [http://www.game-over.net/reviews/pc/Prince_of_Persia:_Warrior_Within.html Game Over Online Magazine - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within ] ]
*Captain Qwark from the "Ratchet & Clank" series [ [http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/ratchet-and-clank-up-your-arsenal/562785p1.html GameSpy: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Review ] ]
*Rayne from "Blood Rayne" and "Blood Rayne 2" [ [http://pc.gamezone.com/news/10_02_02_11_44AM.htm Go inside BloodRayne’s dark world with Majesco’s David Elmekies - PC News ] ]
*Shadow the Hedgehog from the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series [ [http://cube.ign.com/articles/616/616983p1.html IGN: Shadow the Hedgehog Preview ] ]
*Solid Snake from the "Metal Gear" series [ [http://www.metalgearsolid.org/show_features.php?id=389 Metal Gear Solid: The Unofficial Site » Hideo Kojima at the movies: Escape From New York ] ]
*Officer Tanner from "", "Driver 2" and "DRIV3R" [http://videogames.yahoo.com/newsarticle?eid=360855&page=0]
*Tommy Vercetti from "" [ [http://www.escmag.com/v5/features/feature.cfm?fv=5 The Body Behind Vice City's Tommy Vercetti - ESCMag Feature ] ]
*Travis Touchdown from "No More Heroes" [ [http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-top-7-assassins/a-20080205202336643044 The Top 7... Assassins - GamesRadar Feature ] ]
*Wario in the "Wario" series [http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-1272]
*Roger Wilco from the "Space Quest" series [http://www.playphoria.com/features/indepth/spacequest/]

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