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Black Jack Randall on Outlander
When Jack first appears on Outlander, Claire initially believes he is her husband, Frank. While Frank and Jack are related and they share the same handsome features, they couldn't be more different. Jack is a brutal and cruel man who rapes and tortures for power and pleasure.
Hannibal Lecter on Hannibal
Hannibal is a killer and a cannibal and beyond that he's a brilliant manipulator. He pulls those in around him with his charm and mystery. Even those who suspect his darker side have a difficult time escaping the pull of this charismatic man. Hannibal's culinary skills and delicious food don't hurt either.
Theo on The Following
Theo is new to the TV psychopath group. In his first appearance, it was clear he belongs. He enjoys killing in a variety of ways to keep it fresh and exhilariating. He can present himself in a frightening or creepy manner just as easily as he can turn on the charm and win people over with his huge smile. He's a chameleon which makes him all the more dangerous and alluring at the same time.
Huck on Scandal
Huck is the big teddy bear you want to be by your side until the switch inside him flips and he turns into a terrifying killer dog. While Huck stays off the "whiskey," he's a great and loyal friend. When he's on the "whiskey," he's dangerous and will even torture those he supposedly cares about and loves. Despite it all, you can't help but be on his side.
Frank Underwood on House of Cards
Power is sexy, right? Frank Underwood oozes power and control from the first moment he's introduced on House of Cards. He's a fixer and will stop at nothing to gain the ultimate power position in the world. His charm, smile, and southern accent override his despicable nature. People hate and fear Frank, yet they continue to be attracted by the powerful sword he yields.
Norman Bates on Bates Motel
Norman is the sweetest and most adorable little killer. On the outside, he appears to be an innocent young man who struggles to fit in at times. On the inside, he's one messed up dude. As much as he tries to maintain a normal life and relationships, his blackouts and killing nature haunt him. One look at Norman and Emma together is enough to be sucked into the cuteness and forget everything else in the moment.